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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Welcome new blogger Ann Best and win books!


Ann Best, who has been struggling to get her blog on word press for some time, finally took my advice and came to blogger. (I love it when people take my advice lol.) So in honor of her exciting, new blog I am giving her the Blogger Buddie award, which was given to me by Talli Roland and Christine Danek, two other buddies whose blogs I just love. And now I'm passing it on to Ann, because I know I'm going to love her blog, too! You can find her over at Long Journey Home.

And now for the contest! Visit Ann's blog, add yourself as a follower, leave a comment for her and then comment here and tell me you did and that makes you eligible to win these awesome YA books:

Yes, the amazing Hunger Games, and also its sequel, Catching Fire. And IN ADDITION, I will give away Ghost Waves by W. Everett Prusso! Yes, 3 amazing YA books to ONE lucky winner!

Now here's how it works. Every ten followers Ann gets, I add one of these books to the pot. When she gets thirty followers, then Bingo, I pick a winner to win ALL THREE BOOKS! Now, remember, you need to comment here on this post so I know you entered, as well as commenting on Ann's blog to welcome her. Which means she and I will have to get AT LEAST 30 comments, for the full 3-book-giveaway. A lot of commenting but at least you don't have to add anything up! Except your three new books if you win!

Have fun and good luck! I know how much we writers love to get books in our mail boxes! And someone could get THREE! (Outside the US is eligible.)





27 comments:

  1. Oooh

    Lovely blog award- congratulations!!! And great competition - good luck everyone and welcome Ann Best!

    Take care
    x

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  2. what a sweet thing to do - you are a great blog buddie! Ann's blog looks very interesting, just like her life.

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  3. WOW! These are awesome books! Throw my name in the hat.

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  4. Oh, and I tried to comment on Anne's blog, but couldn't find the comment section. What a time she's had. She seems so strong after all she has been through.

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  5. A welcome to the mad world of blogging was sent her way. Thanks for the introduction. :)

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  6. Blogger...not blogging *blush at typo*

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  7. Well you should love it when someone takes your advice, you have the BEST advice :) I'll for sure check out her blog :)

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  8. That's brilliant, Karen - what a great idea! I'll head over now.

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  9. Wow, she had trouble with Word Press? I was going to jump to WP this summer because it is like a web page, but now I am not so sure. I just found out that I can add pages to my blogger site, so maybe I won't switch gears.

    Checking out Ann's blog next.

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  10. Congrats on your award - and I'm always up for checking out new blogs. Thanks

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  11. OK, I done did it. And this is a very cool thing to do for a fellow blogger.

    I prefer Blogger as well. Something about WordPress put me off. Can't say what exactly.

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  12. This is such a nice gesture, Karen! I commented and I'm now following her (and looking forward to reading more about her writing.) Good luck to everyone in the contest!

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  13. What a great idea, Karen. And you're so generous!

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  14. Hi! Congrats on winning one of Christina's prizes from her Chocolate For Inspiration contest!!

    I'm excited to check out the new blogs you linked here. And, I'm reading Catching Fire right now (love it!), 'cause I'm a huge Hunger Games fan (LOVED it!) Count me in on your drawing!

    Have a great weekend:))

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  15. That's great she has a friend like you to promote her new blog for her!

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  16. My son has those books. He loves them.

    ann

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  17. Okay, Ann has now passed 10 followers and is going on 15. Thank you to everyone for your awesome support!

    So the first book to throw in the Giveway Pot is TADA

    CATCHING FIRE!!!

    Now once Ann's blog gets to 20 followers, I throw in the second book. Keep going people! Let's show Ann she made a good decision by choosing Blogger!!

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  18. I became a follower. Ann looks like a lovely person. :o)

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  19. What a fun way to welcome a new blogger to the ranks. I found you through... someone (shoot, can't remember who now) and became a follower and then linked over to Ann! Yeah! I love meeting new people :)

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  20. Karen, you're such a good blogger friend to Ann. I just left her a comment.

    My son loved the Hunger Games books - those are great prizes.

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  21. What a good friend you are! I was just over at Ann's blog - her new book sounds interesting! Why aren't you giving away your own books???

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  22. Susan, gotta pop in and answer your question...because last contest I gave away my own books and I didn't want to do a repeat! Is that weird? But thanks for asking! That shows interest in my books which I always appreciate!

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  23. I am popping over to Ann's blog now. I hope she makes that 30.

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  24. Heading over now. I'm currently on Wordpress - what are the advantages to Blogger?

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  25. Kirsten, your Wordpress site is awesome and professional-looking. However, Blogger is easier to set up for those of us who are new at all this as Ann is. I'd rather have a simple Blogger site that I can handle than a not-so-cool-looking Wordpress site that is too much for me. That's why I recommended Blogger to Ann. She kept having to get help for set-up and was still frustrated, whereas Blogger she can do herself. Well, and then there's the really compelling/addicting Blogger follower icon....

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  26. YAY!!! Contests and meeting a new blogger! I'm now following Ann. ;-)

    ~JD

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