Monday, July 28, 2008

Bitten by Books Blog Carnival

The Bloggy Carnival is here! Starting on July 28th 2008 and ending at midnight Pacific time Saturday August 2nd 2008. You will have several ways to win the AMAZING prizes listed on our blog. Winners will be announced by Wednesday August 6th. Remember to visit all of the other participating blogs at the Bloggy Carnival. We are just one stop of hundreds! Many of our contributors ship internationally, so don’t be shy, everybody whether you are in the US or not, or whether you have your own blog is welcome to participate!!
Readers, here’s how to enter the contest. You can do one or all of these things, and each one will give an additional entry and thus MORE chances to win.
1. SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter here on the right hand side of the site. You MUST verify your subscription via the email the site will send you. Unverified subscribers will not be entered into the contest. This option is for new subscribers only.
2. Post this blog post in it’s entirety with a link to our contest here at your blog, group or website and you will be given additional entries to win. You MUST post the links where you have shared the info in one response here in this thread. The more places you post the event, the more entries you get, so spread the word! NOTE: Don’t worry if your post doesn’t show up right away or you get an error message, the spam filter on the site will catch it if there are too many links. I will approve your posts so no need to worry, if this happens please don’t post your list multiple times. Check back later in the week to see if it is up.
3. Visit each of the sites who have contributed to our event below and pick ONE favorite item from each store or author and come post the LINK to that item or the page the items is on here in this post. You can do one or all of the sites, you get an entry for each business you visit and the ONE item link you post here. Try to combine all of your items into one big post. NOTE: Don’t worry if your post doesn’t show up right away or you get an error message, the spam filter on the site will catch it if there are too many links. I will approve your posts so no need to worry, if this happens please don’t post your list multiple times. Check back later in the week to see if it is up.
4. Make a purchase today from ANY or all of the retailers participating on our page (see list below) and send us a copy of the receipt for your purchase to: racoo.smith @ (no spaces) for an additional entry. You get entries for every purchase you make. Be SURE to put BBB Contest Entry in the subject line so it doesn’t get lost in our spam filter.
5. Read through the Bitten by Books blog and find your favorite review and come back here and post the LINK to it. One favorite review per contestant please.
6. Come back daily to see more options for winning and possibly more prizes to compete for. New companies or prizes may be added to the bottom of the list.
Be sure you leave a valid email and your name when posting here so we can contact you if you are the winner. We will contact the winners and request your first/last name and a valid email which we will give to the retailer whose prize you have one. It is up to the individual retailers to award your prizes. If we do not hear back from winners within one week of contacting you, you prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen. We reserve the right to delete any inappropriate or inflammatory remarks or comments.
Be SURE to visit our sister site Weird Stuff In My Desk who will be offering up a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Sephora to one lucky participant as well as over $975.00 of dollars in different gift certificates for the Bloggy Carnival ! Go here see what you could win! The directions for entry are set up there as well! Have fun and happy Carnival!
A BIG thank you to our fabulous contributors!!
Here is the list of AMAZING prizes you are trying to win!
Sloan McBride - $20.00 Paypal Gift Certificate Romance AuthorAllie Boniface - $20.00 Gift Card Author of Contemporary Romance and Women’s Fiction ~ “Because everybody needs a great love story…”
Eternal Press 3 free e-books to 1 each to 3 different winners Press: Excellence in ebook entertainment with paperback versions coming soon.
Mundania Press - 2 $10.00 Gift Certificates books by talented authors
Ann Tracy Marr - $15.00 Gift Card Author
Lyrical Press - 5 -$10.00 Gift Certificates full service publishing house, Lyrical Press has a little something for every reader’s tastes.
Awe-Struck E-Books - 4 Sets of EbooksSet One: Love’s Reflection by Carol North, Fiery Falls by Mary Anconetani, Let them Eat Cake by Kathy PrattSet Two: The Hungry Heart, The Hero’s Best Friend, The Princess and the Promise all three by Elise Dee BeraruSet Three: Thwarting Magic by Ann Tracy Marr, Temporary Governess by Blaise Kilgallen, In the Running by Dee Lloyd—-two of these three books in this ‘bundle’ are RegenciesSet Four: Tomorrow’s Promise, Brothers by Blood, Ghost Dancers, all by DL Rogers (a western historical trilogy) E-Books publishes ebooks in Romance, SF, SF Romance, Regency, Western Romance, New Age, Inspirational, Teen Fiction, and Historical, And we are unique to the reading world with our Ennoble titles that feature heroes with disabilities. All our ebooks are available in HTML, PDF, Palm, Pocket PC, Rocket; and some titles are also available for the Sony Reader.Changeling Press, LLC - $10 Gift Certificate and a $5.00 Gift Certificate Erotic Adventures Designed with your PDA in Mind!**Erotic Books- ADULT Content **
Bitten By Books - $50.00 Gift Card
eXcessica - $25.00 in FREE Books**Erotic Books- ADULT Content **
Reader’s Eden E-Bookstore - $15 Gift Certificatehttp://www.readerseden.comOver 300 electronic books in almost all genres.WindLegends Ink - A Baker’s Dozen (13) e-books to thirteen different winners. Their choice of novels currently in release.Author Charlotte Boyett-Compo sensuous dark fantasy slips into the arms of his hungry mistress. **Erotic Books- ADULT Content **Sidhe Na Daire - $15 redeemable for one set of costume horns (winner may specify color/s, but shape and size may vary, due to availability) or one book of similar value.Author Danielle Ackley-McPhail site of creative outlet for genre author Danielle Ackley-McPhail, featuring her fiction and crafts.
Author Judith Rochelle - $25.00 Gift Certificate to Wild Rose Press visit my web site for romantic suspense. **Erotic Books- ADULT Content **
Author Desiree Holt - $25.00 Gift Certificate to Wild Rose Press visit my web site for the hottest romances around. **Erotic Books- ADULT Content **
Author Ann Cory - $10.00 Gift Card into a Magical Seduction **Erotic Books- ADULT Content **
Rowena Cherry - $25 Gift Certificate to ebookisle.netTalk Show Host
Passionate Internet Voices Radio - $25 Gift Certificate to ebookisle.net
Courtney Mroch - 2 $10 Gift Certificates to and 1 $20 Gift Card Author of mysterious horror/fantasy and paranormal romantic mysteries.
D. McEntire - $10 Walmart gift card and a goodie pack, which includes a t-shirt, hat and other promo items. Author **Erotic Books- ADULT Content **
Whiskey Creek Press 4 - $6.00 Gift Certificateshttp://www.whiskeycreekpress.comWhiskey Creek Press has been publishing great books by outstanding authors in all genres since March 2003, and we welcome readers to our two websites, and
Mistress Rae’s Decadent Designs - Prize package including: Bat Rosary-Style Bracelet w/ matching earrings, the entire collection of my B&W Gothic Postcard Prints (18 in total) signed by artist, and their choice of a Gothic or Fantasy mini Poster print (signed by artist) & Paranormal Romance Author, jewelry designer and Gothic still-photographer. Will ship prize package worldwide.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

No Woman Is an Island

Yesterday I received 340 hits to my website. That's right, 340. I was thrilled to say the least since it's 100x what I usually receive in one day. When I checked out the referring sources, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that many of my author friends have a link on their site to mine. I, of course, return the favor. And this got me to thinking....The more I help out my fellow authors, the more I help myself. How cool is that? I love hanging out and chatting with other writers about their books and I get free promo to boot. Sweet!

As a matter of fact, a spirit of comraderie is moving through the folks at Lyrical Press and I have to say it makes this chica smile. Today on the staff loop there were offers of trading banner links, providing moral support for each other at chats and cross-posts on each other's blogs. Blog? Doh! *Cindy smacks her forehand with palm of hand.* I realized I've been terribly remiss when it come to blogging. But here's the best part. If I schedule guest bloggers from my pool of author friends and provide entries on their blogs, I go from sole maintenance of a weblog and the struggles that come with it to a wealth of material and POVs I can share with the world. Again I ask, how cool is that?