Showing posts with label giveaway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label giveaway. Show all posts

8.05.2013

Happy TWO Year Anniversary! + JUST ONE YEAR GIVEAWAY

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Two glorious years spent celebrating my love of books with all of you wonderful readers! It still feels like I've only decided to jump into book blogging mere weeks ago.

This year seemed a learning experience in time management. Having a full time job, writing a novel, and having various other things pop up on a daily basis made blogging at the volume that I wanted to a bit of a challenge. I also feel like I've been in a bit of a book slump this year. I've been buying books like crazy, but haven't been as moved by some of them as I thought I would. When I'm not over the moon for a book, I find it a bit challenging to review them.

Even with these challenges, I've still had a good experience. This year, bestselling author of The Rules of Civility, Amor Towles, gifted me his fabulous novella, Eve In Hollywood. I've watched one of my favorite YA/NA authors, Rebecca Donovan make a splash in the literary world, and have her dreams come true; inspiration to any fellow writer. I've discovered that I can finish a classic, and actually love it!

Here are a few things I'd like to tackle this year on Novel Days:

  • Review Books That Didn't Wow Me: Going back over my posts, I realize that I have loads of reviews for books for 4 cups or more. I can see how this would make me seem more like someone who would rather rate a book glimmeringly, than jump out there with the truth. This year, I'd like to post more novels that perhaps didn't affect me as much.
  • Book Events: Living in New York City, there are a plethora of events on any given week to get into. I recently went to one called Recovering The Classics at Housing Works Bookshot (which I will blog about soon) that I had loads of fun attending. I would love to haunt Barnes &Noble' on days my favorite authors will be there, and track them down online so that I can bring you guys the best of all things bookish going on in the city. BEA is the top on my list this year. I HAVE to get into that in 2014, Godwilling.
  • Eccentric Bookish Posts: I've been so privileged to have a host of blogging styles and ideas to be inspired by. I love when a blogger can deviate a bit from review and top ten posts to come up with something unique, and this year, I would like to spend some time brainstorming creative posts about books that will make Novel Days feel more alive.
  • Book Peeps: I listed this one for my last anniversary, but it still stands, I have too few book blogger friends, and I would LOVE to make more. I love the sense of community that Book Blogging brings, and I want to be a part of it. Nothing warmed my heart more than to see some of my favorite bloggers tweeting about their meet ups. I wish it were possible to host a NY meet up, but that seems a bit of a daunting endeavor.
I really wanted to thank all of you who stuck with me on my journey through Novel Days. I really appreciate you. I love knowing that you enjoy my posts, and hope to write things that you will enjoy in the future! Because I love you so much, I wanted to host an ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY.

Last year, I fell in love with Gayle Forman's JUST ONE DAY, and with it being one of my highly anticipated books for Fall, I wanted to giveaway JUST ONE YEAR, so that we can all swoon about Willem together! One of you will win your choice of formats (Kindle/Hardcover)

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OPEN INTERNATIONALLY

1. You must comment on this post.
2. Tweet about this giveaway.
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You have until October 1st, 2013 to get all of your entries in, as this novel releases on October 15th!

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After spending an amazing day and night together in Paris, Just One Year is Willem's story, picking up where Just One Day ended. His story of their year of quiet longing and near misses is a perfect counterpoint to Allyson's own as Willem undergoes a transformative journey, questioning his path, finding love, and ultimately, redefining himself. 
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ENJOY!

1.22.2013

New Years/New Novel Day's WINNER!!!!!!!

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And the winner is


Congratulations, Irma! I will be sending out an email with more information within the day. Please respond to the email within 48 hours of receiving my email! I hope you really enjoy it! 

1.07.2013

*CLOSED* New Year/New Novel Day's Giveaway: Falling For You by Lisa Schroeder

Happy New Years Dearies!

I hope that this first week has been incredibly blessed, and that beautiful blessings follow you this year! Last year, Lori from Pure Imagination, hosted a Blogger layout giveaway, and I was blessed to win this beautiful layout see before you! With this new change, I wanted bring in the New Year with thanks and love for all of you Novel Days' readers who've stuck with me even as I don't blog as often as I would like. That being said, I'm giving away a copy of Falling For You by Lisa Schroeder, in your choice of format: Kindle/Nook or Print. I loved this novel so much, guys!

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OPEN INTERNATIONALLY

1. Must be following Novel Days.
2. Must leave a comment on this post.
3. Tweet about the giveaway (you can do this once a day!).







Happy Giveaway, Ladies and Gents! And may the odds be ever in your favor (wink, wink).

4.16.2012

1st Giveaway WINNER: Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris

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YES!!!! A now the day you've all been waiting for! Before I announce the winners, I would like to thank Kristina McMorris so much for being generous enough to donate her beautiful novel, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves for this giveaway! I'd also like to thank all of you who have recently entered the contest and followed Novel Days! You're all FABULOUS!

DRUM ROLL...............The winner of a brand spanking copy of Bridge of Scarlet Leaves is.......

NINA C.!!!!



3.20.2012

1ST GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!: Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris

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From the award-winning author of Letters from Home comes a poignant novel of love and courage, set against one of the most controversial episodes in American history: the aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Los Angeles, 1941. Violinist Maddie Kern's life seemed destined to unfold with the predictable elegance of a Bach concerto. Then she fell in love with Lane Moritomo. Her brother's best friend, Lane is the handsome, ambitious son of Japanese immigrants. Maddie was prepared for disapproval from their families, but when Pearl Harbor is bombed the day after she and Lane elope, the full force of their decision becomes apparent. In the eyes of a fearful nation, Lane is no longer just an outsider, but an enemy.

When her husband is interned at a war relocation camp, Maddie follows, sacrificing her Juilliard ambitions. Behind barbed wire, tension simmers and the line between patriot and traitor blurs. As Maddie strives for the hard-won acceptance of her new family, Lane risks everything to prove his allegiance to America, at tremendous cost.
-GoodReads

I'm so excited to unveil Novel Days' first giveaway pick: Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris. When I read it, I immediately fell in love with Maddie, Lane, TJ and Jo, and I can assure you that you will as well! Ms. McMorris, herself, was generous enough to donate a copy (THANK YOU, KRISTINA!) so that one of you lovely readers could have a chance at winning and reading this awesome novel!

I love it and you guys so much, I've opened this giveaway to INTERNATIONAL READERS!

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This giveaway ends on the ides of April, aka, April 15th at 12:01 AM EST.

I can't wait to choose a winner so get on over here and enter, and tell your friends!!!! The winner will be chosen via a Random Choice generator.