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.
# +1 Tweeting:
# +1 If you are a follower of Literary Escapism on Facebook (Aik Chien)
# +5 for having commented anywhere on Literary Escapism prior to today.
I can’t exactly remember how i came across Literary Escapism but im pretty sure i was directed from another blog *scratches head*
Congrats to 3 years:)
+1 twitter follower (HolzX92)
Wow, awsome books, thank you! And happy blogoversary!!!
+1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/mikkimano/status/40798594034446336
+1 added the link to my sidebar: http://enchantingdays.byethost14.com/
+1 FB (Mikki Manó) and twitter (@mikkimano) follower
I found LE on a blog as I was searching for giveaways.
+1 I’m following on Twitter
+1 blog post
I found LE on facebook and I follow you too!
+1 Post http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=192844328432
+1 Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/AwesomeSauceBK
+1 Follower here, facebook (AMber Pruchnicki Imbrogno) and Twitter AwesomeSauceBK
I am not sure if I commented on here before.
Thanks So MUCH!!
I am not sure how I originally found you, but I have been following you on Facebook for quite awhile. It was most likely through a blog, but I am not sure which one.
It’s been a long time since i started following LE so i really dont remember where i came from. It was the time when i started reading book blogs and i suppose i came across yours thanks to google or to another blog.
+1 tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/beleth22/status/40901120284950529
+1 twitter follower (@beleth22)
And congrats on your three years online!
I found you while looking through http://not-really-southernvampchick.blogspot.com
Now following on both Twitter and Facebook
I found LE in Not-Really-Southern Vamp Chick XD
Now I follow you in Twitter and In FB :)
I shared it in facebook: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=197027546991967&id=100000194126788
And tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/petit_sayumi/status/40911159037005824
Thanks for the giveaway! <3 And congrats for your 3 years! :D
I dont remember how I found LE, but ive known about it for a while and have been a FB fan for a while as well.
+1 post about today’s contest on Facebook
+1 follower of Literary Escapism on Facebook
Happy Birthday to LE! =D
I don’t remember how I found you, but I am a big reader of book blogs for a while now.
+1 follow LE on facebook (name is Amy Z.)
3 years! Wow. I think I remember the day or days when you had just started, although it seems so long ago, my memory is fairly sketchy. 3 years is a pretty long time. I’m pretty sure I stumbled over LE through another site, but like I mentioned before, everything a year ago or more sorta messes and blends into either a good year of memories or a bad one. Thankfully it was a good year!
+1 FB follower (Elise K.) and twitter follower
+5 previous commenter. The most jarring instance I can easily recall is on Vicki Petterson’s guest interview.
Congratulations once again!
Happy Birthday LE!
I found out about you through frostfans.com forum. You had posted a link to your site for a ARC giveaway for FDOC by Jeaniene Frost.
+1 follower on facebook
+1 Follower on Twitter
email: amy4 [at] Rock [dot] com
Actually I did stumble across you on FaceBook, LoL. It was a while ago so I don’t remember how though.
+1 Posted Celebration on FB http://www.facebook.com/crystal.folk
+1 Follow on FB
+1 Follow on Twitter @RBtWBC
And I know I’ve commented before but can’t remember where! Oh well. Happy Birthday LE!!!
I’m pretty sure I found this site through a giveaway listing. Most likely Not Really Southern Vamp Chick’s Blog but possibly on Goodreads giveaway message boards.
+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. (I have entered other givewaways)
I found this website on Not-Really-Southern-Vamp Chick. :) It has a list of giveaways, including this one xD I’m so glad it had it. Anyways, I’m not sure if I commented on Literary Escapism before :s sorry… but I do follow it on FB and I liked it! :) Thanks for the giveaway!
I don’t remember how I found your blog the first time… maybe through one of your previous contests?
+1 I’m a twitter follower
Can’t remember when I first started reading your blog, though I now am a follower and blog subscriber. Happy Birthday and thanks for the contest.
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Yay! Congrats Jackie, here’s to many more anniversaries! :-))
I remember that I stumbled on your blog because I was transferred from another one (followed a link), but can’t really remember from which blog. But I’ve been a follower ever since :-)
+1 follow LE on Facebook
and on Twitter
+1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/Stella_ExLibris/status/41981589101617153
+1 posted on FAcebook too: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=113627655381468&id=100000899165880
Thank you for the giveaway and for all the great, entertaining posts! :-D
I saw a fresh tweet about the contest, but it looks like I missed it! Oh, well. I’ll just leave my comment here for the next one: +5 for having commented anywhere on Literary Escapism prior to today.
I’m gearing up! :)
Winners have been announced here
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