First, I’m going to apologize to anyone I owed a review to, as I’ve had a death in my family and have been a mess. The funeral is Monday and I couldn’t seem to put my mind into reading. I will have those reviews for you this week. Also, today I have some special goodies to show everyone!! I have never done this before but today I’m gunna try to sound like I have a great education and that I’ve grown passed a maturity level of a 10 year old LOL
I am dedicating this post to my best, and favorite follower because I can lol! First, lately there has been some drama in the blogging world. Now, all the authors I know- or read and follow- are always saying thank you to their reviews, bloggers and followers. This is as it should be but is not always the case! So today is all about my followers and me saying thank you, just for stopping by! I recently found out that I have OVER 2000 EMAIL FOLLOWERS!!! yes, I’m utterly dumbfounded!! That’s not twitter Facebook network blogs linky and goodreads- JUST EMAIL!! So first, hello to all of you reading this and THANK YOU!!!
In light of this information, I’ve decided in 2 weeks, when I get back from AAD2012 in NOLA, I will give away most of my gifts I receive from my trip TO YOU!!! Yes, I can check who follows me, so if are a follower in ANY way, you are entered! And if you follow multiple ways, you get an entry for each way 🙂 I’ve also decided to have a couple of different winners. Some will get books, some will get bookmarks, some will get swag, and I’ll have a winner to get some of all of this. Now, I promise to have all of this info when I get everything together and can put the packages together! But I have a few things to show you! I am about to show you some fantastic pictures!!
As you can see, I received some awesomeness!!! Yes, that’s one of my dogs who thought maybe I’d have something edible in those packages. One of my cats is in the other side trying to dig in the boxes as I open them 🙂 TO JEAN- yes this post is dedicated to you! She sent me that wonderful box of cool! It included: • the first three books of the Charley Davidson Grave series by Darynda Jones
•Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire
• a ridiculously cute kitty postcard with a wonderful message
• and the coolest most hilarious pen I’ve ever seen, when you click it, the message changes, and they’re great!! This pen also had that wonderful little message with the butterflies 🙂 you hit the nail on the head, 2 of my tattoos are butterflies and blue is my favorite color! Funny that a post-it made me smile so much! Keep reading Jean, I’ve got another message for you!
The second package is from the wonderful people who publish Chloe Neill! I was able to announce that I’m part of her official tour, but I still can’t tell you the other goodies you will get. The swag and things are OUT OF THIS WORLD AWESOME!! But since I got my ARC, I had to show you!!
The last package was something I won, from one of my goodreads besties! Ms Dakota Banks had a wonderful giveaway over at Nicole’s blog, and I somehow got extremely lucky and won!! 🙂 I suggest you check out her blog, which you can find in my blog roll on the right side, Passionate Book Divas, & her swag pack included:
•the first three books in the Mortal Path series SIGNED!
•Three Mortal Path pens that are inscribed with the series name
•book marks for each book in the series
•magnets for each book in the series
•a monogrammed calculator with the series name
•and that awesome tote bag also inscribed with the series name on it!
Ok, now that I’ve showed you this, I will tell you that I’ve decided to give some of Ms. Bank’s swag away in that big giveaway. I feel selfish and greedy keeping it all, and I learned about her books in that giveaway so what better way to do my job as a blogger than to give something away! LOL I’m going to keep the books- sorry kids, maybe later hahaha- and the bag, and one pen. I have decided to have all of my AAD authors autograph the bag, and I’ll give away everything else that the authors sign for me! That’s a good deal, as that means a whole lot more for me to give away to you!
AGAIN TO JEAN- I’ve confirmed that Ms Darynda Jones will be in NOLA, so if you’re ok with it, I’d like to bring your books and have them signed for you! 🙂 it’ll be my thank you for doing a book swap with me 🙂 to my other followers, Jean has somehow stole a piece of my heart, but I promise not to forget about you as well!
I really just wanted this post to be a big thank you to everyone who reads my posts and blog, and stops by! I PROMISE as soon as I get back, to put the giveaway up for my lovely followers to win! I wanted to have some positive energy thrown out there, so maybe it will help with negative going on. Life is long and hard, but sometimes cut short, so I try to be nice, and courteous, and positive. I know I’ve already said it, but one more time, THANK YOU!! Happy reading my gators, and there’s more giveaways coming this week!