Saturday, February 28, 2009

Huge Giveaway: Buy a Book, Win Prizes!

Huge Giveaway for the Release of Willow by Julia Hoban

Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen year- old Willow’s parents died in a horrible car accident. Willow was driving. Now her older brother barely speaks to her, her new classmates know her as the killer orphan girl, and Willow is blocking the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when one boy —one sensitive, soulful boy—discovers Willow’s secret, it sparks an intense relationship that turns the “safe” world Willow has created for herself upside down.


Starts: March 1 (Pre-orders count of course!)
Ends: May 15 (The book is released April 2) NEW END DATE

To enter: One must buy the book (ARCs do not count of course) and send proof (receipt, picture of book, etc.) to me at: Lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Who?: Everyone! This is an international contest.

Winner: There is one winner, and they will recieve the following if their name is drawn (Oh, and if you donated a prize...remember, you can enter. I'm the only one who won't!):

Party Pictures, Images and Photos

Khy is giving away Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?

Kelsey is giving away B&N ten dollar gift card in a cute felt penguin “bag” and some bookmarks.

Carrie will give Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby

Kelsey is giving an ARC version of Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

Alea is giving away Sherlock Holmes Volume 1.

Kristi is giving a 10 dollar Amazon gift card.

Harmony is making a soundtrack with songs she feels fit the book.

Lenore is giving 10 dollars to Amazon

Gabbi is giving Chloe Doe by Suzanne Phillips

I will give the winner a book of their choice (has to be paperback!)

Chelsea is giving a $10 card to Amazon
My Favorite Author is giving Kisses and Lies by Lauren Henderson

Vanessa is giving Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

Shalonda is giving away Sherlock Holmes Volume 2.
Carol is giving an ARC of Because I Am Furniture.

Tirzah is giving Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Lauren is giving a 15 dollar gift card to B&N
Laura is giving a 10 dollar Borders gift card and the book Flygirls.

Sarah is giving The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Alyssa is giving Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston.


Lenore said...

Whoa! That partying cat is going to hurt itself.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Lenore: Hahah! It's an intense party, I tell ya!


Anonymous said...

this contest isn't really kosher. first of all, i'm pretty sure it's not legal to require a purchase for a contest entry. secondly, if i was an author i would be pissed off that an ARC of my book was being traded in exchange for the purchase of someone else's book. trading ARCs is kinda cool, but when it gets to this level it starts to feel shady.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

As a blog, we pretty much do the types of contests we want, and normally you don't have to buy anything to enter. It's easy to win a lot through blogs and sites like this. However, we want to help out authors that are new or simply might want/need/deserve help on spreading the word about their book.

When it comes to giving ARC's away in a contest like this...people give ARCs away in random contests all the time (ones they've reviewed and want to give away later) and authors even give away arc's they have from their publishers in contests (they read it and want to give it away). It's a really small way to promote all these other authors as well.


Ravenous Reader said...

I think it is a brilliant idea. It really does promote the author and others as well.

Ravenous Reader said...

BTW...I have a book to add to your amazing list for the contest if your interested.


darbyscloset said...

Okay I have ordered the book and once I receive some type of confirmation, I'll forward it on to you!
Thanks so much
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Carol(ina) said...

I can't wait to see how many people enter the contest!

Becky said...

I just emailed you my info. Thanks so much!

Mishel said...

Hey Lauren! I emailed you as well (=

Bridget said...

Great contest! I posted about this on Win A Book.

robin_titan said...

I really hope I can get Willow by the end of next week at the latest. :D

Erika Lynn said...

i just emailed you! YAY how exciting and I can't wait to read the book

Alicia said...

I have to say that this contest is the only reason I ordered the book (e-mailed my entry Saturday) but after reading it, I really understand why everyone is promoting the crap out of this book. It is amazing! I can guarantee that no one will be disappointed!

Also, this contest was a brilliant idea to get this book out there! Kudos you guys

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Alicia: Thank you SO much for your thoughts. I'm really glad you loved the book and best of luck in the contest.


Melissa said...

Finally ordered the book today! (Just sent you an email). Thanks for hosting such an incredible giveaway and kudos to everyone who's participating with a prize!

The Book Girl said...

Wow, that is some list! I'll email you a pic of the book later since I forgot to keep my receipt :-p Thanks!

WhatBriReads said...

Amazing! I've been waiting to enter, and my book finally came in the mail today. Sent an email with a picture of it!

Great contest.

I Heart Monster said...

Just sent you an email of my order confirmation :o) Yay.