Wednesday, November 16, 2011

SweetMarie83's 400 Follower + Birthday Celebration Giveaway!


I can’t believe I’ve reached 400 followers! When I first started this blog, I honestly didn’t know if anyone would even read it. Now I have people who visit regularly, leave the sweetest comments, and share bits of their lives with me. I feel so blessed. :-)

I’m so incredibly grateful for my followers. You guys encourage me to keep reading, keep writing, and keep posting. I’ve also had such overwhelming support from people when it comes to my upcoming debut novel, Blue Sky Days (yeah, ok, that was a little bit of a plug lol), and I wanted to express my gratitude in some small way. Also, my 28th birthday is coming up on December 16th, so I thought I’d celebrate that with you guys, too! What birthday party is complete without favors, right? ;-)

This giveaway will run from today (November 16th) until my birthday on December 16th. I’m letting it run so long because I’m hoping to collect more swag and have an extra winner or two.

What you can win:

A book of your choice from the selection below. I’ve got a really random selection of books here. Some are old favorites, some are newer favorites, some are books on my TBR pile or wish list, and I threw in a couple of new-ish releases for good measure. They’re mostly YA, but I added a few adult books so there would hopefully be something for everyone. 


Swag! I’ve been very slowly collecting swag over the last couple months. A few highlights include a signed Faerie Ring bookmark from Kiki Hamilton, signed Being Human bookmarks from Patricia Lynne, signed Flame of Surrender bookmarks from Rhiannon Paille, The Rising Moon bookmark and pin from Nilsa Rodriguez, and a few other things. I’m also expecting a bit more swag in the mail, so I’ll update this as I include more goodies, and will hopefully have a picture to post by the end of the week. (If anyone has a bunch of extra swag they’d be interested in donating, or if any authors see this and would like to donate some swag, please let me know, I’d be super grateful! The more swag I have the more winners there will be.) Also, if I can get my bookmarks for Blue Sky Days ordered and delivered before the end of the giveaway, I'll include some of those, too! :-)

Ramblings of a Daydreamer

The only mandatory entry is that you must be a public GFC follower of the blog – after all, it is a follower appreciate giveaway! I’m adding in a ton of other things for those people who want a whole bunch of extra chances, but you don’t have to do any of them. I know these giveaways are often self-serving in a way for the hosts because you can gain extra entries by doing stuff for the host (as is the case with this giveaway, as you will see lol), but it gets you extra entries and you don’t have to do them if you don’t want to! If you do, it's win-win! ;-)

This giveaway is open internationally as long as The Book Depository ships to your country.

Thank you again to everyone who has been so wonderful and supportive over the last few months. The friendships I've made through the blogosphere mean more to me than you can imagine.


This is my first time using Rafflecopter for a giveaway, so please let me know if there are any issues. If the Rafflecopter form doesn't show up, just refresh the page. ;-)




57 comments:

  1. Whew! So many entries! I hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway and happy birthday!

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  2. Not over thanksgiving weekend, but the weekend after my daughter gets to dance in The Nutcracker. Things have just been so busy this fall.

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  3. Congrats on 400 followers and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

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  4. hi, thanks your for this international giveaway. Congrats on reaching 400 followers and in advance happy birthday ^^

    take care

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  5. hmm I'm not sure yet which I'd choose, need to do some investigating on a couple lol Great giveaway though thanks and well done on hitting 400!

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  6. Congratulations! :) And thank you for the giveaway! I'd definitely choose Falling in Love with English Boys! That one has been on my wish list for forever! :)

    Liza @ Book Crook Liza

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  7. Congrats! I'm totally eyeing Shade from your selection :D

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  8. Congrats on the milestone and thanks for the giveaway! I'm definitely interested in Enthralled. :)

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway & happy birthday!

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  10. Ooh, congrats! Not long until the next milestone number, I'm sure! And happy birthday too :)

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  11. Happy Birthday!!! and you know i will be wanting some Blue Sky swag regardless LOL

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  12. First off, happy birthday (even though it's next month)and for Christmas, what I want, is to be able to spend it with my entire family and my 5 month old in FL. Luckily, thats one thing that I'll be getting. YAY...SO EXCITED!!

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  13. Congrats for reaching 400 followers, and on the book! I'm looking forward to it :)

    And Happy Birthday!

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  14. CONGRATS on the 400s! :D

    And Happy Birthday on turning 28 years young <333

    THANK YOU!

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  15. I would choose The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa.

    Thanks! You're awesome :)

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  16. My cousin is coming to stay for the weekend, so looking forward to that :) As for Christmas, I want books of course ;)

    Congrats on the 400+ followers & Happy Birthday in advance!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. thanks for the giveaway!... i would love to win dark mirror :p..

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  18. Reading Tiger's Voyage!

    Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on reaching 400 followers

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  19. Well, i'm doing nothing this weekend except reading. :D Amy and Roger's Epic Detour sounds really good. And congrats on 400 followers. Keep up the good work. :D
    TayteH
    thunter_5@yahoo.com

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  20. Whoa! Congratulations of 400 followers! Thanks for the great giveaway. If I won, I think I'd choose Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. :)

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  21. Congratulations on reaching 400 followers! Thanks for the giveaway.

    This weekend will be a relaxing one for me. Swimming, and reading. How else better can it be? :) I totally need this before my semester starts on Monday. It'll be a busy, busy time for me then.

    I'd pick Epic Detour by Amy Rogers. I read a good review of it somewhere (can't remember where!) and the synopsis sounds interesting.

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  22. Congratulations on reaching a new milestone. That is exciting. And it time for your birthday. Happy birthday!

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  23. Congrats! Thanks for the giveaway! Think I would choose The Hunger Games.

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  24. i forgot to answer last time so i don't know which book i would pick but this wk i have to reorganise my room ( moving furnitures and such)- so hard wk in perspective but i get to read a new short story in the cassandra palmer serie and since i know you love it check the website of karen chance the story is about how pritkin got his house ( i hope you enjoy it)

    thansk again for the giveaway

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  25. If I picked a book, I'd probably pick Falling in Love with English Boys. :) It looks cute!

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  26. I feel like sleeping the whole day

    and just lazing around

    =)

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  27. I really like to win a book(s). that would be great xmas present. and thanks for this int. giveaway :)

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  28. Thanks for this giveaway! I'd probably choose Dark Mirror.

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  29. I like how I get entries and the chance to make amusing comments in the additional information box for stuff I do anyway.

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  30. Ok. This weekend I'm going home to visit my family and I'd love to win Iron Knight. :) thanks for intl opening!!

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  31. You know, its interesting that your birthday is one day before mine. Happy Birthday to you! And congrats on the new book! I'll be watching for the release and tour.

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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  32. Yay! Congratulations on 400+ followers Marie :) it's such a wonderful milestone.

    If I win, I'd love to read Enthralled or Wondrous Strange..

    Happy 'early' Birthday xx

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  33. Congrats for reaching 400+ ppl! Belated Happy birthday! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. Congrats on 400+ followers. I think i would like the book Enchanted, as I have read a lot of these titles. This week, I am decorating the house for the holidays. My hubby gave me a nook tablet for an early Christmas present, so for Christmas I want lots of gift cards to B&N..hahahaha!
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  36. Congratz on all of your followers and Happy Birthday.
    Awesome giveaway THX Bunches
    and if I win I would love to win Enthralled or Wondrous Strange :)

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  37. Oh man I am just working working and more work! This is crunch time for me but luckily I'll be going back home to NYC this upcoming weekend.

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  38. I'll be reading this week as usual, my pile is kind of really big. If I have a wish for christmas it would be to get Clockwork Prince! If I win I would choose The Iron Knight.

    Thanks for the chance *cross fingers*

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  39. Hi!
    Thanks for the giveaway! If I win I think I will choose Shade just because the cover is intriguing! But Enthralled and Wondrous Strange will be great too! Thanks again!

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  40. I just noticed the Twitter one is a daily entry. And to think I missed so many chances to have fun with that.

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  41. Hi, thank you for doing this wonderful giveaway!
    I think I'd choose Amy&Roger's Epic Detour. This book sounds really great and the cover is so nice:)

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  42. Congrats on reaching 400 followers!

    I'd choose The Hunger Games.

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  43. Congrat's to over 400 followers, my pick would be
    Shade.

    Thanks
    Tana

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  44. Congrats!!! :D
    If I was so lucky to win, I would choose Dark Mirror. It sounds really good!

    Thank you for this chance! :)

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  45. WTG on your #s.
    The book that I would first pick is
    Violets and March. Looks good.
    Happy Birthday too, My son's birthday
    is Dec 10. his Girlfriends is on the 15th.
    Nice selection of book avail.
    Would love to snag some sweet swag.
    How nice of you. dayle b at telus dot net

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  46. Congratulations on having so many followers!
    I guess for Christmas I really want to go to Italy to see my favorite aunt and uncle. I would also love to read The Iron Knight!

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  47. congrats!! and thanks for making this international!!

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  48. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Forgot to say, I live in England.

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  49. Thanks for the amazing giveaway ^^

    Tiemi
    @Tibiux

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  50. I see a few books on that list which I've been wanting! ^^
    Thanks for this giveaway~
    And also, congrats on passing 400 followers and here wishing you Happy Birthday in advance! :D

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  51. I would love to read Shatter Me, Delirium, Hourglass or Matched. This weekend I'll be attending some parties :)

    Thanks!

    aloveforbooks at gmail dot com

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  52. i'd pick there you'll find me

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  53. Happy Bday (just a little early).
    For Christmas, I am eating until I cant eat anymore..lol.

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~Marie

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