I’m a little late with this, but…
Happy 3rd birthday Literary Escapism!
Yeah, I’m about 2 months late with that, but December 20th tends to fall during a busy time of year and I wanted to make sure I celebrated it right. Plus, February is the month of another birthday, that without it, LE might not have happened. The monkey is turning 4 and without him, I never would have become a stay at home mom (SAHM) who went stir-crazy at the 10 month mark and turned to book blogging as a way to interact with people. Well, I should be honest, I never thought I would actually interact with anyone – I didn’t even know the book blogging community existed – but the mental exercise of writing reviews was something I needed to do.
I still can’t believe it’s been three years and last year was pretty monumental. Not only did I get the chance to attend the RT Booklovers Convention and do some live interviews with a few of my favorite authors, but LE added 5 new reviewers – Tricia, Jennifer, Lisa, Casey and Nikki – who have totally helped me keep the site loaded with reviews. Seriously, without these girls, reviews would be very scarce and I can’t thank them enough for helping me.
The last three years have been amazing and I never thought LE would grow to be what it is today. So I totally want to show my appreciation to all of my fabulous readers out there and what better day to do that on then Valentine’s Day.
I have three sets of books that I am giving away and all you have to do to get a chance at them is to tell me how did you find Literary Escapism? Were you directed here from another site? Did you stumble across us on Facebook? How did you hear about LE? What can I say, I’m curious to see how people are finding LE.
Here’s the three prize packs I’ll be giving away:
First Prize: Signed copies of the first four novels in Richelle Mead’s Georgina Kincaid series –
Succubus Blues, Succubus on Top, Succubus Dreams and Succubus Heat.
Second Prize: Copies of the first three novels in Larissa Ione’s Demonica series –
Pleasure Unbound, Desire Unchained and Passion Unleashed.
Third Prize: A copy of Syrie James’ Nocturne, Jocelynn Drake’s Dawnbreaker and Tracey O’Hara’s Death’s Sweet Embrace
If 25 people end up entering the contest, I’ll draw a fourth winner for a copy of Clay & Susan Griffith’s The Greyfriar. If 50 people enter the contest, I’ll draw a fifth winner for a copy of Meg Cabot’s Insatiable. If 75 people enter the contest, I’ll draw a sixth winner for a copy of Anne Bishop’s Shalador’s Lady.
As always, there’s more ways of getting your name in the hat (remember, these aren’t mandatory to enter, just extra entries):
- +1 for each place you post about today’s contest on your blog, social network – anywhere you can. Digg it, stumble it, twit it, share it with the world. Wherever you share it, make sure you add a link to it along with your answer.
- +1 to any review you comment on, however, comments must be meaningful. Just give me the title of the review and I’ll be able to figure it out from there.
- +1 If you are a follower of Literary Escapism on Facebook and/or Twitter
- +5 for having commented anywhere on Literary Escapism prior to today.
- +10 Purchase any novel through LE’s Amazon store or the Book Depository sometime during this contest and send a copy of the receipt VIA email for your purchase to: jackie AT literaryescapism DOT com. Each purchase is worth ten entries.
The contest will stay open until February 26th, at which time I’ll determine the winner with help from the Research Randomizer and the List Randomizer.
I have not been contacting winners, so you will need to check back to see if you’ve won.
I heard about you through Vampire Book Club.
+1 facebook follower.
I have read the Georgina Kincaid Series and love it. I have not had a chance to read the other two series. I follow through Facebook and I found this site through Vampire Book Club Blog.
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I found my way to Literary Escapism through another blog, but don’t ask me which one, I really don’t know *g* but I can say for sure I will never lever you – I love the reviews, book-recommendations and coming soon-posts! Happy Birthday to you :)
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Happy 3rd Birthday! I found your blog through the Vampire Book Club blog =) It’s all nice and neat and tidy, reviewing the kind of books I like to read – I’ll be a frequent visitor! :)
Happy 3rd Birthday! Excellent Contest
+1 Twitter follower!
I follow on google friend …..dor
+1 I follow on twitter…. doreen riopel
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Hear about blog from Vampire book club great giveway.
omg happy third birthday !!!!!!!!! i found this on the Vampire Book Club! Total fan and would love this ! Good luck everyone!
I heard about the blog from Vampire Book club.
+1 Twitter Follower and Facebook follower
+1 Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Kuhnau13/status/38506774176731136
+1 Facebooked http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=637295160
Hope I did this right and happy birthday!!
happy 3rd birthday great blog. ;) i found this on a vampire book club giveaway round up!
Happy Birthday! I found this site through the Vampire Book Club giveaway round up but it is added to my bookmarks now :)
+1 I’m now a Facebook follower now too :)
Happy blogiversary :)
I found the blog at Stumbling Over Chaos
Happy 3rd Birthday! Awesome giveaway! I found you last month when you held the Bonded by Blood giveaway.
+1 Follow on Twitter
+5 Previously commented on LE
Happy 3rd birthday!
I found you through a blog but I’m not sure which one.
I’ve been a Google Reader subscriber so long I don’t even remember how I first discovered you! I was probably directed from another site or you visited me.
+1 Lover Awakened review, others probably
+1 Facebook fan Jennifer L.
+5 Definitely have commented in past!
I don’t remember how I found your fab site. I think it must have been from one of the authors on FB or a search I did for book reviews when I was new to Urban Fantasy.
Congrats on the 3 years! This contest is amazing by the way, it’s full of series I’ve been meaning to read. :)
Oh and oops, I found your site during the League of Reluctant Adults challenge. After hearing several of my fav authors mention it, I had to come & check it out. Been stopping in from time to time ever since!
+1 If you are a follower of Literary Escapism on Facebook and Twitter
Facebook (Amanda Leigh)
+5 for having commented anywhere on Literary Escapism prior to today.
I don’t remember! I’ve been a GFC follower for months now. You were probably on another blog’s sidebar or on a list of giveaways, or maybe were linked for a review that you did on a book I was looking at.
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I can’t recall where I found your website … but I found this link again on Twitter! I think it was from a Vampire Academy fansite that tweeted this link because you were offering the Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead. :)
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I first heard about you through Vampire Book Club :) Awesome contest!
I can’t recall how i find LE. it’s been almost 2 yrs, i’ve been visiting your blog. I think from another blog. I’m sorry i can’t remember :( But i still want to win something here :D
+1 tweeted : http://twitter.com/#!/becunique/status/40334804679393280
+1 FB : http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=205086536171965&id=1834044116
+1 a follower of Literary Escapism on Facebook (mariska H) and Twitter (@becunique)
I found you through not really a southern vamp chick’s blog.
Also found you on not a really a southern vamp chick
I was directed her via Not-Really-Southern-Vamp chick’s blog
Happy birthday LE! *sings a song*
I stumbled upon this blog through the facebook feed of tor.com and now -as it should be- LE is in my feed as well :)
+1 FB follower
Here’s to another 3 years!