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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness Blog Hop!

When I saw the title of this blog hop, I knew I had to be a part of it. I love random acts of kindness, or any acts of kindness, really. They renew my faith in humanity.

My first thought, as I considered this hop, is what I could do as a kindness to others. I thought of writers first, because that's what I do, and I wondered, "What is the one thing I would want as a writer?" More people to buy my books, of course. But, don't worry, I don't expect you all to go out and buy books as part of this hop!

My next thought was about reviews. Many people probably don't know the value of reviews. The more reviews a book has, the more visible it will be and the more it will come up on searches online. I try to leave short reviews on Amazon or B&N or GoodReads for books I really love, and I will be doing a little extra of that sort of thing this week, but then I had an idea: What if I had all of YOU help me spread this kindness to authors?

So to enter this contest, you can give me up to three links of places you've left reviews (they can all be on Amazon for different books, or you can leave one for the same book in three different places--it's up to you!) ALL REVIEWS MUST BE NEW ONES, POSTED DURING THE DURATION OF THIS CONTEST. Even if you've written stockpiles of reviews, I'll bet you can find three books that you haven't taken time to write a quick review for yet. You'll get an entry for each.

As my act of kindness to you (besides the prizes below), I'll give you one free entry just for stopping by.

You may wonder why you should bother with all this reviewing. Well, if I haven't sold you on the ACTS OF KINDNESS reason, let me sell you on this: I'll be offering this box of books to one lucky winner:



In case you can't make them out from the picture, here is what is included in the box:

A sneak preview of SOME QUIET PLACE by Kelsey Sutton
An ARC of THE SUMMER PRINCE by Alaya Dawn Johnson
An ARC of AVENGER by Heather Burch
An ARC of YOU KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO by Bonnie Shimko
An ARC of PERMANENT RECORD by Leslie Stella
An ARC of THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey
An ARC of THE SWEET REVENGE OF CELIA DOOR by Karen Finneyfrock
A finished copy of SHADOW GIRL by Patricia Morrison
A SIGNED ARC of BRUISED by Sarah Skilton
An ARC of SKETCHY by Olivia Samms
An ARC of SHADOW LANDS by Kate Brian
An ARC of THE WHOLE STUPID WAY WE ARE by N. Griffin
An ARC of PIECES by Chris Lynch
A finished copy of ARTICLE 5 by Kristen Simmons

And...I"m throwing in a signed copy of LOSING FAITH, my debut novel.

You have to admit, that's quite a haul! Due to mailing costs, I can only mail out to a U.S. address (crossing my fingers that one day Canada will have media mail). Your reviews do not have to be full of flowery words and descriptions, or even long. Just say a little something nice about the books you love, and you will be entered! (And, no, they do not have to be my books, but I will give you extra cyber hugs and thank you's if they are). This hop will run from as soon as it is live until February 24th.

Spreading the word about this contest will not earn you extra entries, but it is still a nice thing to do. :-)

I commission you...go forth and show some kindness to your favorite authors...





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5 comments:

  1. Thanks for such a great opportunity to win some amazing books!!

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  2. this is amazing!! and what a cool idea to use reviews as a way to get entries!!

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  3. thanks for the amazing giveaway!! I but the same link on the first 2 review entries...i have 2 reviews posted on one post.

    thanks so much!!

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  4. Oh No!! I missed the giveaway?:( I thought it was opened until the 24th. I SO wish I would of done this giveaway hop faster. You have all AWESOME books for you prize. WOW!! *sad face* I'm already a follower so I will for sure be back to visit you on here!!!
    livvie_v@yahoo.com

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    1. Sorry, Lisa...I guess Rafflecopter ends the giveaway at the beginning of the end-date. I didn't realize, but I'll know for next time. I did throw an entry in on your behalf before picking a winner though. :-)

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