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Monday, July 19, 2010

Winner of the I Want to Buy Your Book Contest!

Results of the drawing for the I Want to Buy Your Book Contest:

The winner is Life, Liberty and Pursuit by Susan Kaye Quinn!

Susan got lots of points by tweeting, blogging and bringing friends over and it paid off because she got picked! I am excited to purchase a copy! I can't wait to read it, review it, and do whatever else I can to help Susan promote her new release.

As a bonus for my 300th follower, Jennifer Lane, I will also buy her book With Good Behavior and review it. Yay, I get to buy two books!! I only wish I could buy all the wonderful titles that were entered in this contest. Thank you to all who entered!

One of the authors who entered, Lisa Sanchez, is holding a Author BlogFest on her blog today at Cali Cheer Mom. So pop on over and enter, it's a great way to meet authors!


  1. Thanks for the mention! Make sure to join in on the hop!

  2. Yay!! Wow. I really didn't expect to win! I clicked over on the Author Blog Hop and there was my cover!! So. Awesome. I can't wait to see what you think of LLP!

    Thanks so much for hosting this contest! And for all you do to support fellow authors! :)

    p.s. I hope everyone will join the Author Blog Hop today! It's going to be lots of fun!

  3. Yay for Susan! Congrats.

    What a great contest, Karen.

  4. totally awesome--and Congrats to Susan! LL&P is def. on my "to read" bookshelf~ ;o)

  5. Wow! You are so kind! And congrats on 300+ followers. Jen

  6. Congratulations to Susan and Jennifer! And happy reading and reviewing to you. :)

  7. Congrats to Susan & Jen! Awesome :) Can't wait to read the reviews!

  8. Just stopped by to say Yippee! for all three of you.

  9. about a cool contest! Congrats to the winner.

  10. Yay!!! Congratulations to Susan!!! And wow!! 300+ followers and growing!! Yay Jennifer Lane!!!

    And good luck to Lisa!

    My!! That was a fabulous and very exciting competition!!

    Take care

  11. Hi Karen,

    I'm visiting around as part of the Blog hop. How cool of you to buy those author's books. Finding new books and authors is one of my favorite things to do. Even after they've left my class, my students come back and ask me for recommendations. That always makes me smile. :)

    I can't remember if I'm one of your 300 or not, off to check.

  12. Congratulations to the lucky winners - I'm looking forward to reading your reviews of their books.

  13. Congrats to the winners! I'm anxious to hear what you have to say. This was such a fun idea. I'm popping over to Lisa's blog now.

  14. YAY! You're going to love With Good Behavior by Jennifer Lane! Congrats Susan Kaye Quinn!

  15. Cool! Congrats to the winner!


  16. Congratulations, Susan! (great contest, Karen!)

  17. Well done Susan - I'll look forward to reading the review!

  18. Hi Karen!

    What a cool contest. Sorry I missed it.

    How the heck have we not met before? LOL!

    I am adding myself to your Follower list and adding your blog to my reader.

    So glad to meet you!

  19. Maria,

    That's just what I thought when I read your blog!

  20. Congratulations for Susan, and what a wonderful contest, Karen! I wish I had a book out to join in (oh I wish! How much do I wish!) and think this is a great way to support debut or fellow authors. It makes me put my thinking cap on... :)

  21. Congrats! That's great! :o) Looking forward to the review!