Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

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It’s been quite some time since I’ve participated in one of Kathy over at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer’s Giveaway Hops. So, I thought it would be fun – for both me and you, dear readers – to join in on this Spooktacular Giveaway Hop.

Since this is a Spooktacular Giveaway, I thought it would be fun to giveaway one of my favorite scary story books. As a child I poured over this book’s pages.  I memorized scary stories to tell me friends, and I sang relentlessly about never laughing as a hearse passes by. That’s right! I’m giving away…

ScaryStories

(Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark Box Set)

Everyone ages 13 years and older, living within the United States is welcome to enter this Spooktacular Giveaway.  Giveaway is open from 12:01 am on October 15th, and will run until 11:59 pm on October 31st.  Winner will be contacted via e-mail on Saturday November 1st, and will have two days (48 hours) to respond to e-mail with shipping information.

To enter this giveaway hop, simply leave a comment on THIS blog post telling me what your most favorite scary book/story is (mine is a toss up between Carrie by Stephen King and Bliss by Lauren Myracle). Remember when commenting, please leave a valid e-mail address. One winner will be selected by random number generator.

That’s really all you need to know!

Before ending this post, I just want to say two things – one a big THANK YOU to Kathy over at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for hosting such a great giveaway hop. And second, hop participants make sure you stop by all the other blogs participating  in this giveaway! They’re giving away some great swag!

 

Back To School Giveaway

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Summer is coming to a sad close. With the end of one season, comes another. With the end of summer comes the start of a new school year. This time of year has always been a favorite. I love the crisp weather. I love the hooded sweatshirts. I love all the fancy back to school gear – the pens, the notebooks, the planners (that I so eagerly bought, but rarely used).

In celebration of the new school year I’ve decided to host a Back to School Giveaway!

So, what’s up for grabs?

Books(Note: All books given away are Advanced Readers Copies)

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

Faces of the Dead by Suzanne Weyn

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin

The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Besides these books I will also be giving away A Throne of Glass Tote Bag. And inside that tote are some surprise back to school goodies!

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Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, ages thirteen years and older. This giveaway will be open from today, September 1st and will run until September 5th at 11:39 PM. To enter simply leave a comment on THIS BLOG POST telling me what your fave subject in school is or was, and why! (It’s no surprise my fave class was English Lit) . When commenting please remember to leave a valid e-mail address.

One winner will be selected via random number generator and will be contacted via e-mail on September 6th. Winner will have forty-eight (48) hours to respond to e-mail with contact/shipping information.  If response is not received within that time frame a new winner will be selected.

Good luck!

Splash Into Summer Giveaway

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Hello Readers!

Do you know what today is?! Not only is it the first day of summer (and the annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island) but it’s also the day that my Splash Into Summer Giveaway is kicking off!

Before I get into the details of the giveaway, I want to tell you the story behind the giveaway. A few weeks ago I realized one of the (many) people  – Sarah – I follow on twitter was hosting a giveaway on her brand new book blog.

So I headed over to What Sara Read and entered. Well a few days later, while on my lunch break, I received an e-mail from Sarah telling me that I was the lucky winner!!!! You guys, Sarah is so, so generous – not only did I win a preordered book of my choice (Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff) but she also sent me a whole box full of summer goodies!

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Please, dear readers, head over to Sarah’s (AWESOME) blog (What Sarah Read)and see what’s she’s up to. I promise you, you will NOT be disappointed! She has some great content posted right now!

Before moving on to the details of my giveaway, I just want to say THANK YOU to Sarah, not only for the awesome and awesomely generous prize, but for also for inspiring me to be a little more generous and for inspiring me to pay it forward to all of my blog readers who I am so very lucky and thankful to have!

Without further adieu, dear readers this is what’s up for grabs:

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A multi-colored striped beach bag, a beach towel, a pair of sunglasses, two glass blue bangle bracelets, three fun summer nail polishes, a body  lotion/spray, raspberry lemonade chapstick, a hot orange-y lip gloss, and some fresh scented hand sanitizer.

Besides that I will be giving away a $10.00 Amazon gift certificate so that the winner can choose a book of his/her own choice!

This giveaway is open to anyone and everyone ages 13 years and older, in the United States, from June 21st until 11:59 pm on July 4th. Winner will be contacted via e-mail on July 5th.

This giveaway is being hosted a Rafflecopter giveaway . For details on where/how to enter, simply click on the “a Rafflecopter giveaway” link!

Thanks! And Good Luck!

Happy Birthday To ….

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HappyBirthday

 

The BookBandit Blog!

It’s true. A few weeks ago, on April 3rd, the BookBandit Blog celebrated its fourth birthday. I started this blog as a simple way to keep track of what I was reading and enjoying while in Grad School, but it has blossomed into something more – something that allows me to be a part of a great blogging community, and something that I’m super proud of.

A lot of the successes I’ve experienced with The BookBandit Blog have been because of you dear readers! I started blogging for myself, and as much as I still blog for myself, I also blog for my readers – the people who seek out my blog and read my review, the people who comment on my posts, and the people who support The BookBandit Blog.

Since life has been super busy, I haven’t had the chance to celebrate The BookBandit Blog turning four. So I’m taking that time to celebrate now! And what better way to celebrate than to host a giveaway!

Through this giveaway, three lucky readers will have the chance to win one of the three bookish prizes.

Prize # 1 includes:

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An ARC (Advanced Readers Copy) of Time Between Us signed by author Tamara Ireland Stone.

Prize #2 includes:

Bitterblue

A hardcover copy of Bitterblue signed by author Kristin Cashore.

Prize #3 includes:

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An ARC (Advanced Readers Copy) of The Boy on the Bridge signed by author Natalie Standiford.

Not only will winners receive a signed book, but they will also receive some bookish swag like bookmarks, keychains, stickers, etc.. Cause really, what’s a book without bookish swag right?!

Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only age 13 years and older.

To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment on THIS POST. Comment on anything – your current read, a book you are looking forward to, what’s better cake or cupcakes! Absolutely anything, just leave a comment. Of course when commenting please make sure to leave a valid e-mail address as winner will be contacted via e-mail. Please feel free to tell me which prize you are most interested in winning in your comment as well.

Contest will be opened from today, April 17th (12, noon)  and will run until May 1st (11:59 pm). Three winners will be selected via random number generator.  And will be notified via e-mail on May 2nd. Winners will have two days (48 hours) to respond to e-mail with shipping/mailing information. If no response is received within that time frame I will have to select a new winner.

Good Luck!

 (*The above photos were created by using PicMonkey.com. All the pictures featured within  this post were taken by me for the purpose of this post.)

Leap Into Books Giveaway Hop

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Hello Readers!

Once again, I’ve decided to partake in another hop. This time around I am participating in the Leap Into Books Giveaway Hop hosted by Kathy over at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Jinky over at Jinky is Reading. Before getting into the nitty-gritty of the hop and the giveaway, I just want to say THANK YOU to both Kathy and Jinky for hosting such a great hop!

Now, onto the giveaway!

This time around I am giving away three prize packs! And they are:

Prize Pack #1:

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An ARC (advanced Readers Copy) of My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman, a homemade corner page bookmark, a beaded stretch bracelet, and a bottle of nail polish that matches the book’s cover.

Prize Pack# 2:

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Paperback copy of Girl by Blake Nelson, a homemade corner page bookmark, a red beaded stretch bracelet, and a bottle of nail polish that matches the book’s cover.

Prize Pack # 3:

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An ARC of Tales From My Closet by Jennifer Anne Moses, a homemade corner page bookmark, a pink beaded stretch bracelet, and a bottle of nail polish that matches the book’s cover.

The Leap Into Books Giveaway Hop is open from February 28th, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. and will run until March 7th, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. . Giveaway is open to US residents only, ages thirteen (13) and up.

To enter, simply leave a comment on THIS blog post telling me what’s book you are most excited to read in 2014. Feel free to also mention which prize pack you would like to win. When commenting please make sure to leave a valid e-mail address.

Winners will be contacted by e-mail on March 8th, and will have forty-eight (48) hours to respond to e-mail with mailing/shipping information. If response is not received by March 10th, 2014 I will have to select a new winner.

Don’t forget to stop by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer to see what other blogs are participating in this hop!

Good Luck, and Happy Hopping!

Once again, I’ve decided to partake in one of I Am A Reader, Not a Writer’s great hops. This time around I am participating in the Leap Into Books Giveaway Hop, hosted

Romance Is In The Air (Giveaway)

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Hello Readers!

How are you? Well, I hope. And I hope you are ready for another hop! I’m participating in the Romance Is In The Air hop hosted by Kathy over at I Am A Reader, Not a Writer and Rachael over at Rachael Anderson. I just want to say THANKS to the both of them for hosting a fantastic hop and a fantastic chance to give away some great prizes.

So readers, you’re wondering what I’m giving away, aren’t you? Well, let me tell you.

This time I’m giving away one prize  to one very lucky winner.

Up for grabs is a signed, hardcover copy of The Lifeguard by Deborah Blumenthal. Along with that I’ll also toss in some bookmarks and other bookish swag!

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This giveaway is open to all U.S. residents ages 13 years or older. Giveaway is open from 12:01 am February 8th and will run until 11:59 pm February 14th.

To enter simply comment on THIS post only telling me what your favorite romance novel is. In case you are wondering mine is … anything by Stephanie Perkins. When commenting please remember to leave a valid e-mail address.

One winner would be selected by random number generator and will be contacted via e-mail on February 15th. Winner will have two days, until February 17th to respond to e-mail with mailing information.

I’m not the only blog participating in this Giveaway Hop. In fact there are a ton of other great blogs participating giving away some great prizes as well. You should really check them all out, and enter as well!

Good Luck and Happy Hopping!

It’s HOP Time!

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Hello Readers!

no strings January

 

It’s been quite some time since I participated in one of I Am A Reader, Not A Writer’s awesome hops! So, when I saw her e-mail I knew it was time to hop on the bandwagon and link up!

I’m participating in the No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop hosted by Kathy over at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. A big THANK YOU to Kathy, for once again, hosting such a great hop!

So, let’s cut to the chase — what’s up for grabs!

For this hop I am giving away two different prize packs. They are:

Prize Pack # 1:

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An ARC (advanced readers copy) of A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron, an Unbreakable Sticker, a Vengeance bookmark signed by author Megan Miranda, and a Wounded Name key chain.

Prize Pack # 2:

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An ARC (advanced readers copy) of Two Lies and a Spy by Kat Carlton, a limited edition United We Spy excerpt, A Wounded Name bookmark signed by author Dot Hutchinson, and a Drake Chronicles pin set.

Now, the fine print….

This giveaway is open from January 15th (at 12 a.m.) and will run until January 21st (11:59 p.m.) to U.S. residents ages 13 years old and older. To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment ON THIS POST. Comment about anything – which prize pack you would like to win, what your favorite book is, etc.. When posting please remember to include a valid e-mail address.

Two winners will be selected via random number generator, and will be informed via e-mail on January 22nd. Winners will have forty-eight (48) hours to respond to e-mail with mailing/shipping information. If response is not received, a new winner will be selected.

Don’t forget to check out all the other blogs that are participating in this hop, all are giving away some really great prizes!

Good Luck! And Happy Hopping!

Wrapped Reads Giveaway # 4

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Hello Readers!

Today is Friday December 27th, and today marks the last week of my Wrapped Reads giveaway. Here are this weeks clues:

With The Band:

Book 1:

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How do you play this thing?!

Pop-music club: every high school should have one.

J-Pop Rocks!

Book 2:

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According to Goodreads this book is: “Almost Famous Meets This Is Spinal Tap.”

You’re out of the band, dude!

When the tought gets goin’ the tough go on tour.

The fine print:

Giveaway is open from today December 27th, 2013 and will run until Friday January 3rd, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.. Giveaway is open to all U.S. residents ages 13 years and up.

To enter simply comment on THIS post telling me what you hope 2014 will bring. When commenting please make sure to tell me which book (one or two) you are interested in winning, and please make sure to leave a valid e-mail address. Also, if you by chance guess what the wrapped reads are, please do not spoil it for everyone else. Please do not mention the title or author anywhere in your comment.

Winner will be selected on January 3rd, and will have until January 5th to respond to e-mail with shipping information. If no response is received by the following Sunday a new winner will be selected and notified.

Good Luck readers!

Wrapped Reads (Giveaway #3)

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Hello Readers!

Today’s December 20th, and do you know what that means?! It means time for yet another Wrapped Reads Giveaway.

Book One:

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Clues:

Invisibility sucks, but being dead sucks more.

Death by Gummy Bear

Gone and completely forgotten.

(Published August 2008, 328 pages, this is a hardcover book, not an ARC)

Book Two:

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Clues:

Prom was Killer … Literally

Don’t Fear the (Dark) Reaper

The Dead Walk Among Us

(Published May 2009, 232 Pages, this is NOT an ARC)

The fine print:

Giveaway is open from today December 20th, 2013 and will run until Friday December 27th at 8:00 a.m.. Giveaway is open to all U.S. residents ages 13 years and up.

To enter simply comment on THIS post telling me what the best gift you received this year. When commenting please make sure to tell me which book (one or two) you are interested in winning, and please make sure to leave a valid e-mail address. Also, if you by chance guess what the wrapped reads are, please do not spoil it for everyone else. Please do not mention the title or author anywhere in your comment.

Winners will be notified on December 27th and will have until December 29th to respond to e-mail with shipping information. If no response is received by the following Sunday a new winner will be selected and notified.

Good Luck readers!

Wrapped Reads (Giveaway #2)

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Hello Readers!

Are you ready for round two of The BookBandit Blog’s Wrapped Reads Giveaway? I hope so, because today, there are two more books up for grabs. Here are your clues.

Book One:

Clues:

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The Apocalypse Is Upon Us

Zombies aren’t so scary compared to B’s dad.

Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer. They may eat you.

(Published September 2012, 217 pages (give or take since it’s an ARC) )

Book Two:

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Clues:

Go for the Gold!

It’s either sink or swim.

Welcome to Freshman Year, Shark Bait.

(Published September 2012, 272 Pages (give or take since it’s an ARC) )

The fine print:

Giveaway is open from today December 13th, 2013 and will run until Friday December 20th at 8:00 a.m.. Giveaway is open to all U.S. residents ages 13 years and up.

To enter simply comment on THIS post telling me what your favorite holiday song is (mine is Wonderful Christmas Time by Sir Paul McCartney). When commenting please make sure to tell me which book (one or two) you are interested in winning, and please make sure to leave a valid e-mail address. Also, if you by chance guess what the wrapped reads are, please do not spoil it for everyone else. Please do not mention the title or author anywhere in your comment.

Winners will be notified on December 20thth and will have until December 22nd to respond to e-mail with shipping information. If no response is received by the following Sunday a new winner will be selected and notified.

Good Luck readers!