#BlackFriday Roundup & Contest Winners

I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday season!  It’s time to announce all the winners for the Black Friday contests.

Before I get to the winners, I want to thank everyone who stopped by during this years Black Friday celebrations. It was the features 5th year and it keeps getting better and better with a ton of great authors participating. If you missed all the Black Friday craziness, you can check out the stories here.

Yet again, the record for longest story was broken this year. In 2014, Kenny Soward took the prize with Cruddy Christmas at 4,551 words. This year Trillian Anderson took him out with her story Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue at 5,678 words. Wow! The average word count for all of the 2015 stories was 1,894 words – Black Friday featured over 50,000 words of original content from 30+ authors! I can’t thank the authors enough for taking the time to write the wonderful stories they did!

In case you’re wondering, Black Friday will return November 25, 2016.

Now let’s start opening some gifts.

Here are the contest winners…

To get it out of the way, winners have 72 hours from the time of this post to email me at jackie at literaryescapism.com (subject: Black Friday Winner) with their contact/mailing info before I draw a new name. Winners of all LE contests are determined by this snazzy plug-in, which is completely random, and subject to LE’s Giveaway Policy.

Deborah Blake

During Black Friday Deborah Blake wasn’t able to be here to celebrate this chaotic time, so she’s sent along an excerpt of Veiled Magic and this fabulous beauty instead: a Veiled Magic prize pack of a tote bag, a notebook (both with the book cover), and a cute little stuffed dragon. In order to enter, all anyone had to do was answer: Who is your favorite fictional witch? Now, without further ado, the winner is:

Carla R who said: I like Professor McGonigall. She tries to be so severe, but then her mask slips.

Congratulations Carla R!

Erica Hayes

During Black Friday Erica Hayes took us shopping with her story Unconsume. While she was here, we gave away an ecopy of Scarred (to be delivered on release day). In order to enter, all anyone had to do was answer: If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be? Now, without further ado, the winner is:

Diane P who said: My super power would be to read people’s minds.

Congratulations Diane P! I’ve sent your info along to Erica and your copy of Scarred will follow soon.

Katie Reus

During Black Friday Katie Reus wasn’t able to be here to celebrate this chaotic time, so she’s sent along an excerpt of Edge of Danger and this fabulous beauty instead: 2 signed copies of Edge of Danger. In order to enter, all anyone had to do was answer: what have you asked Santa for? Now, without further ado, the winners are:

JennyS who said: I’ve asked Santa for Kindle gift cards. I always love getting more books!

erinf1 who said: I asked Santa for my favorite homemade soap – Blue Heron Soap.

Congratulations JennyS and erinf1!

Åsa Maria Bradley

During Black Friday Åsa Maria Bradley wasn’t able to be here to celebrate this chaotic time, so she’s sent along an excerpt of Viking Warrior Rising and this fabulous beauty instead: a signed copy of Viking Warrior Rising. In order to enter, all anyone had to do was answer: Who’s your favorite Viking? Now, without further ado, the winner is:

Bube who said: Ragnar Lothbrok :)
Woo hoo! This excerpt is fantastic! Looking forward to read Viking Warrior Rising, I love to read paranormal romance, and this books sounds really, really great!

Congratulations Bube!

Kresley Cole

During Black Friday Kresley Cole wasn’t able to be here to celebrate this chaotic time, so she’s sent along an excerpt of Sweet Ruin and these fabulous beauties instead: The first four Immortals After Dark novels with the new covers: A Hunger Like No Other, No Rest for the Wicked, Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night, and Dark Needs at Night’s Edge. In order to enter, all anyone had to do was answer: What would you give one of the Immortal After Dark warriors for the holidays? Now, without further ado, the winner is:

Meredith M who said: What do you give the Immortal After Dark who has everything? lol Hard to say….maybe a festive flower arrangement to get them in the holiday mood.

Congratulations Meredith M!

Katee Robert

During Black Friday Katee Robert took us shopping with her story The Marriage Contract. While she was here, we gave away a $10 Amazon or B&N GC and signed paperback of The Marriage Contract. In order to enter, all anyone had to do was answer: What should Teague get Cali for the holidays? Now, without further ado, the winner is:

donnas who said: A private trip for two on a remote beach no one else can access

Congratulations donnas!

Lisa Mantchev

During Black Friday Lisa Mantchev wasn’t able to be here to celebrate this chaotic time, so she’s sent along this fabulous beauty instead: a copy of Sugar Skulls. In order to enter, all anyone had to do was answer: What do you think Micah and Vee would get each other for the holidays? Now, without further ado, the winner is:

Kristine R who said: Micah should get Vee The Monster High Skelita Calaveras Doll in honor of her band Sugar Skulls and should get Micah herself wrapped in a bow for the holidays. Merry Christmas

Congratulations Kristine R!

Tony Peak

During Black Friday Tony Peak wasn’t able to be here to celebrate this chaotic time, so he’s sent along this fabulous beauty instead: a copy of Inherit the StarsWhat do you think is at the top of Kivita Vondir’s wishlist? In order to enter, all anyone had to do was answer: question Now, without further ado, the winner is:

Lil who said: Hmmm….top of the line ship with a cloaking device.

Congratulations Lil!

Adrian Phoenix

During Black Friday Adrian Phoenix took us shopping with her story Burning for Brains. While she was here, we gave away 3 limited edition galleys of Thinning the Herd. In order to enter, all anyone had to do was answer: What does one get a zombie catcher for the holidays? Now, without further ado, the winner is:

Conn who said: Definitely a lifetime supply of those car air freshening trees. A couple zombies in the car might get it smelling rather ripe. ;) Love it!

Addie D who said: I would gift a zombie catcher a gris-gris bag of protection and a puppy…every zombie catcher needs a sidekick!

Linda K who said: In order to catch zombies you would need bait right? Yeah so I would gift zombie bait (brains?).

Congratulations Conn, Addie, and Linda!

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.

5 Comments

  1. thanks again for such a fun event! I looked forward to each new post and I always headed over to read the stories!!! Thanks so much to all of the authors who participated!

  2. It was great fun to read the Black Friday short stories! Thanks for the event and congratulations to the other winners!

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