One MORE Giveaway

Yup. I’ve decided I need to add something to my list so here goes:

Winners will also be able to choose from Malinda Lo’s “Asha,” courtesy of Tessa at AndAnythingAsh

and – as much as I did enjoy it – I’m willing to give up my copy of “To Ride the God’s Own Stallion.” To Ride the Gods' Own Stallion

Just keep on commenting, feel free to tweet, facebook or blog about it and if you do, let me know. As per my original One Hundred Followers Post, I’ll give out extra points for each post.

One Hundred Followers And Counting

Last week, I hit one hundred followers. I will be the first to admit, I haven’t done a great job in reaching out in 2010, so I appreciate each and every one of you all the more!

That’s why I’ve planned for months on throwing a party when I reached 100 followers. Party hats, party trivia, and gifts. ;D

I’ve got LOTS of different giveaways, but there are some rules for winning.

1. You need to be a follower. Yup, since this is a “Thanks for Following Me” party, you need to be a follower. It’s only fair. That said, if you’ve been a follower before today, you’ll receive 5 points. If you start following me now, you’ll receive 2 points.

2. Commenting will get you an extra point for EACH COMMENT during the course of the contest because lets be honest, blogging just isn’t much fun if no one’s listening. Also, it’s the method you’ll need to use to officially enter the contest.

3. If you choose to FB, Tweet or blog about this, that’s awesome and I’ll give you an extra two points for each effort. I’m going to count on your honesty, though, so just let me know you’ve given this post a shout out; no links are necessary.

4. This contest will continue until Midnight on the Ides of February. (I’ve always wanted to use ‘Ides’ in a sentence! Woo hoo!) The Ides of February is the 13th, in case you wondered. I will announce my winners on the following day.

5. First prize will go to the person with the most number of points and so on:

A. First Fifty Pages Critique
B. Query Letter or Synopsis Critique
C. The wooden box to the right, carved by East Indian artists.
D. A Barnes & Noble Notepad with this beautiful Chinese-style illustration and magnetic closure. (See the picture at the top of this post for the cover and inside illustrations.)
E. Wonton Bath Fizzers. Fill your bathrub with warm water and dissolve the wonton – err, fizzer in it. Kinda cool, huh? (For all those interested, they contain Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Pentasodium Triphosphate, Cellulose Gum, Talc, Sodium Sulfate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Parfume, FD&C Blue #1 Cl42090.)

Now, if a prize winner would like one of the other prizes, (say, my first prize winner does not want a fifty page critique,) I will shuffle the prizes accordingly, but the next person in line will always be offered the biggest kahuna available. LOL

Good luck and many thanks to you all!

Butterfly Swords Giveaway

Butterfly Swords (Harlequin Historical)In honor of Butterfly Swords week, I’m giving away not one, but two copies of this book. You can win one here or at

All I’m asking is:

1. You follow this blog and Jeannie Lin’s blog.
2. Let me know why you’re interested in Butterfly Swords.

Good luck, everyone!

(I’m going to ask for U.S. competitors only this time, due to the cost of shipping.)

Contest and Giveaway Announcement: Under Heaven

Under Heaven All this week I’ll feature Guy Gavriel Kay’s latest novel, “Under Heaven.” At the end of the week, I’ll give away a free copy to our contest winner.

To win, blog about this giveaway, post it on your Facebook page, or tweet it on Twitter. Leave a comment with a link to your post or your twitter user name. This is a separate contest to the one listed at the Historical Novel Review site, so you have two chances to win!

Good luck!

Next, my review of the book. Stay tuned.

Contests and Stuff

Okay, I know I JUST changed my look, but then blogger updated itself. What do you think? Did I keep “striking” and “dramatic” as well as “readable” this time?

It happened this morning in part because blogger Christina Farley was kind enough to comment on my article yesterday, so I thought I’d pay her a long overdue visit. What should I find when I arrive, but a wonderful little shopping spree give away. Select the link on her name or in the title and see what neat things she’s bought for her readers from the market in Insadong.

What does that have to do with a giant Budhha on my page? Christina has just updated her site, reminding me of how many times I wished blogger gave you greater flexibility – before they gave us greater flexibility. LOL

Be careful of what you wish for?