Sunday, September 16, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tournament

Vote at the YA-Crush Tourney
Make your hot book boyfriend the top crush.
 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Giveaway






May Giveaway: Cheer Me Up?

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I’m feel­ing not good. Like.. not good at all. Cheer me up? I have to admit, I have noticed that my mood and the stats of this blog do actu­ally affect eachother. Good mood, I leave more com­ments, I have higher stats. High­ter stats, I’m in a good mood, I hop around a lit­tle more. This starts to be bor­der­line pathetic.
Right now I don’t have the time to do that, though, so I’ll have to bribe peo­ple. LOL Hey, come on, at least I’m hon­est about it, right?

As always, the Monthly Give­aways are about show­ing my read­ers (new and old) that I appre­ci­ate them, so every com­ment you leave counts as one entry. And as always I have a lit­tle wid­get below. If you have left at least one com­ment below a post (not this one!) you can enter there and get extra entries. Those are auto­mat­i­cally added and you don’t need to fill out a form or anything.
This time, though, I’ll add some­thing. For every 40 fol­low­ers* I gain, I’ll add prices. This can either mean the win­ner will get two books, or that there will be four win­ners or what­ever. I’m PMS­ing, so please let me.
Also, if you man­age to cheer me up in any other way, you’ll get lots of extra entries. (Like, say.. Sing a song for me. ;D)

Here is what’s up for grabs:

Addi­tion­ally to the books below come all their pre– and sequels (or spin offs) as well sev­eral oth­ers, for exam­ple books you men­tion in the com­ments* and from the Goodreads com­fort reads list here! As well as every book men­tioned in the com­fort reads comments. ;)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Giveaway

Choice of Shoes from Charlotte Russe Giveaway! Ends 6/10 - Open Worldwide

 
Recently, I got some super awesome shoes from Charlotte Russe. One of those pairs being the ones pictured above (which are my favorite!)

I have gotten so many compliments on them - So... I decided to do a giveaway for a pair! Not necessarily for the same pair, but any pair of the winners choice :)!

I was going to open this giveaway up to US only, as I think Charlotte Russe only delivers to the US, but I decided that if the winner lives internationally I will have the shoes of their choice shipped to me, and I will ship directly to the winner :)

The Giveaway! 
One of you will receive your choice of shoes from Charlotte Russe! Open to international entries

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

giveaway


The chance for you to win has arrived! I've got signed copies of Exiled & Shift here in front of me and they've got your name all over them...maybe. I'm hosting a month long giveaway on Goodreads and my blog, to give you a chance at owning copies of both! That's right, two books with two chances to win.

But that's not all. The winner selected from my blog, will also get signed 12" x 18" posters of both covers. WOWZA! I know, I know, you're excited.

The contest starts May 15th, and ends June 16th. So what are you waiting for? Get started!

Giveaway

2000 Follower International Giveaway: **Signed** Copy of Black Dawn by Rachel Caine

Hey everyone!
So, a couple of weeks ago, you may have noticed that Pen to Paper hit 2000 GFC followers! This is an amazing achievement, and I really appreciate each and every one of you - so this giveaway is a special one, so that I can give something back to you guys!
It's so special, that I even recorded a video especially for it!



So, as you can see, the prize for this giveaway is a SIGNED copy of Black Dawn by Rachel Caine!!
It's possibly the most exciting giveaway prize I've ever had on the blog, would you not agree?!

Just a reminder of the rules for this giveaway:
  • You must be a follower of Pen to Paper via Google Friend Connect to enter. 
  • There are extra entries for this giveaway. They are not mandatory, but they could be the difference between you having the prize, or someone else taking it, so they're worth a look!
  • When the giveaway ends, I will email the winner (drawn from the Rafflecopter below), and they will have 48 hours to reply to this email in order to claim their prize. This is nothing personal - I just can't be waiting forever for a reply that may never come. Someone needs to have the prize!
  • Please don't leave your email address anywhere on my blog. I use Rafflecopter to keep your details safe, so please take advantage of that!
  • The giveaway is international and will end on June 20th 2012



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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Giveaway


I'm back! My camping trip was a ton of fun (albeit a little sleep-depriving, but you know how these things go...), and I just wanted to thank all of you for wishing me the best and being patient with my busy schedule! You guys are awesome, you know that?

And I just realized that I forgot to post this month's release giveaway, so here it is! The rules are the same as they are every month, but I've reposted them below, just in case. :)

The Rules:
  1. There will be one winner. 
  2. Giveaway ends on June 1, 2012 @ 12:01 a.m.
  3. Be a follower (through GFC or RSS).
  4. Be 13 or older.
  5. Live anywhere that The Book Depository ships to (which is basically everywhere!)
  6. Fill out the form.
The Prize: 

One winner will get to choose any one book of his/her choice from the list of anticipated near-May releases below. And trust me, there are A LOT of amazing ones this month! But if you would like another book that releases around this time instead, I could definitely substitute that in as long as it's under $20 (USD). :)




Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Until I Die by Amy Plum
Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowan
Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London

OR: Any other May release book of your choice under $20 USD.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Giveaway

 Go to velvet morning

Storm  (Elementals #1)

by Brigid Kemmerer


Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn’t want. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.
And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.
Secrets are hard to keep when your life’s at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all.
The storm is coming . .
Paperback, 1st Edition, 353 pages
Published  April 24th 2012   by Kensington
If you havent discover yet the amazing debut novel  by Brigid Kemmerer here is your chance to win the 1th book in Elementals Series. 1 lucky winner will receive via Bookdepository the paperpack of this book.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Giveaway

Go to the link below if you want to enter this giveaway.

Spring Fling Giveaway Hop **International**

This giveaway hop is hosted by Kathy at I am a Reader, Not a Writer and co-hosted by Eve's Fan Garden.
CLICK HERE to view the other blogs participating in this hop.

So we're a good way into spring now (although you wouldn't know it, if you're in England right now!), and what better way to celebrate this beautiful season than with another giveaway?!
You know I love giving back to you guys for all the great support you give me!

The rules of this giveaway are

  • You must be a follower of this blog via Google Friend Connect to enter. I'll need your exact follower name left in the Rafflecopter. I reserve the right to disqualify any entrant who does not meet these requirements.
  • There will be one winner, who will get to choose one book from the list provided below. 
  • As I will be ordering the prize from The Book Depository, I cannot be held responsible for any books arriving damaged, or getting lost in the post, but I will try my best to rectify the situation with The Book Depository. 
  • I will email the winner, and they will have 48 hours to reply to this email with the correct information in order to claim their prize. 
  • The winner will be announced on the Rafflecopter on this page after the giveaway is over and I have had a reply from the winner. 
  • Please do not leave your email address in the comments anywhere on this blog. I use Rafflecopter to keep your details safe, so please take advantage of this.
  • The giveaway will end on May 7th at 23:59 EST.
Now onto the books that the winner can choose from! As always, you can click each image to view the goodreads pages, and see what the books are all about. 
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Giveaway

  Go to Pen to Paper

Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop **International**

This giveaway hop is hosted by Kathy at I am a Reader, Not a Writer.
Click here to view the other participating blogs

I'm so excited about this giveaway guys - fairy tale adaptations and re-tellings are becoming so much more popular nowadays, and I think that's a truly great thing to see.
When it's a tale you already recognise and love, but with a whole new, unique and exciting twist, it can really get your heart racing! Definitely exciting stuff!

This giveaway hop is not entirely what you will be used to! It's something new and exciting!
Before I get into the business of the giveaway, the different bloggers taking part in this hop have been asked to talk about their favourite fairy tales in some way. So what I have decided to do, is tell you a little about my favourite fairy tale character, and why I like them so much.

Due to the fact that I studied Children's Fiction in University last semester, and a large portion of the module was focused on fairy tales, I may ramble on a little bit about the evolution of the fairy tale - but I guess that is kind of relevant, seeing as the books I will be offering to the winner are in fact, the newest generation of evolved fairy tales!
So here is the ramble:

I think, out of all many hundreds of various fairy tale characters across the world, my favourite has to be Red Riding Hood. Though I feel that I must point out that it is not her original incarnation in the tales of Charles Perrault, or even before him, that I adore - no, she was a feminist's worst nightmare! - I am talking about post-eighteenth century Red Riding Hood, the girl that was born, I suppose, from the tales of the Brothers Grimm.
The Grimms' version of Little Red Cap, as she had been known in Perrault's version of the tale, was a much stronger, more independent character. The first tale the Grimms told was a familiar tale to us all; Little Red Riding Hood gets eaten by the nasty, predatory (male) wolf, and is rescued, along with her Grandmother, by the strong, fearless Huntsman (yak!). However, there is a short tale at the end of the Brothers Grimm version, that tells of a second wolf attack on the little girl, and this time, armed with her new knowledge of their cunning, she defeats him herself, drowning him in a trough of water.
Contemporary versions of Little Red Riding Hood are even better, depicting her as entirely independent, strong-minded, physically strong (in some cases), intelligent, and frankly, just a bit kick-ass. 

Right! Now for the rules of the giveaway!
  • You must be a follower of Pen to Paper via Google Friend Connect (GFC) to enter. My giveaways are for my wonderful followers, so why not become one of them? 
  • I will need your exact GFC follower name in the Rafflecopter. I reserve the right to disqualify any entrants who are not following. 
  • There will be one winner who will get to choose one book from the list I provide. Please note that these may be a paperback pre-order - but I will inform you of this if you choose that particular book.
  • I will email the winner when the contest is over, and they will then have 48 hours to reply to the email.  
  • As I will be ordering the prize from The Book Depository, I cannot be held responsible for any books that are received damaged, or lost in the post. Though I will try my best to rectify the situation with The Book Depository. 
  • Please do not leave your email address in the comments anywhere on my blog. I use Rafflecopter to keep your details safe, so please take advantage of this. 
  • The giveaway winner will be announced on this post when they have replied to my email. 
  • The giveaway ends on May 1st 2012 at 23:59 EST
Now for the exciting bit ... which books can you win?! As always, you can click on each image to take you to the relevant Goodreads page, to read up on each book.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Blog

Check out the blog Claire Louise Reads blogspot. here is the link http://clairelouisereads.blogspot.com.au/

Giveaway

 GO TO THE WEB: PRESS THE LINK BELOW

April Giveaway & Blogoversary!!  

Nope, not my cake! Although I dreamed that it was, if that counts. ;)

You know you're cool WHEN... you forget your own blogoversary! x) I can't believe I didn't remember the exact date! March 26, 2011 was the day I created this blog and posted my first (and kind of embarrassing) post, meaning that Mimi Valentine's YA Review Blog (which really needs a new name haha) is officially one year old!

I kind of feel nostalgic right now. :')

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone for your support and your comments and your overall awesomeness, and for not feeling creeped out by me when I drop by your blog. ♥ I hope you guys know that reading what you guys have to say (and gush about) is always what makes blogging worth it. This year wouldn't have been the same without all of you! :) 

Soooo..... you want to know about the giveaway, right? 

The Rules:
  1. There will be TWO winners. 
  2. Giveaway ends on May 1, 2012 @ 11:59 p.m.
  3. Be a follower (through GFC or RSS).
  4. Be 13 or older.
  5. Live anywhere that The Book Depository ships to (which is basically everywhere!)
  6. Fill out the form.
The Prize: 

Since this is very last minute (and I mean just-shot-out-of-bed-last-night-and-realized-I'm-an-idiot last minute), I'll stick with the prize for my regular monthly giveaway except there will be TWO winners instead of one. I hope that's okay for now!

Each of the winners will get to choose any one book from the list of anticipated near-April releases below! Or if you would like another book that releases around this time instead, I could definitely substitute that in as long as it's under $20 (USD). :)




Above by Leah Bobet
Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg
Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Giveaway

GO TO >>> **April International Giveaway** <<< GO TO


I can't believe it's already April! Own up - who's been stealing time?!
Ugh, seriously though, it's come around way too quickly!
However, it is now spring, and that is good news. The other good news is that I've decided to run an international giveaway throughout April to celebrate the warmer weather, and the upcoming summer time reading (which we all love, yes?!).
Great!
The books that are up for grabs are new 2012 releases (except one, which is the first in the series of another book, which is new - if that makes sense?) so this is an extra-super-amazing giveaway!

So, the first thing I'll do, as usual, is to lay down the rules of the giveaway, and then I'll let you know what's up for grabs, and then you can enter! Sound good? Yes!

  • You must be a follower of Pen to Paper via Google Friend Connect to enter. I will need you to enter your exact GFC follower name into the Rafflecopter below (and if you have a follower name that is just your first name, please leave a little extra info, so I can identify you - like a link to your follower profile or something). 
  • I reserve the right to disqualify any entrant if they are not a follower of the blog (as the only mandatory entry), or if they enter an extra entry, but do not carry out the task. This is to make sure the giveaway is fair for those who have entered everything correctly.
  • The giveaway is international to anyone that The Book Depository will deliver free to. Not sure? Click here.
  • There will be one winner for this giveaway, who will get to choose one book from the list I will provide later in this post.
  • There is one mandatory entry for following Pen to Paper via GFC, and then there are optional extra entries. These are entirely optional, but they could mean the difference between you winning, or someone else taking the prize.
  • When I email the winner, they will have 48 hours to reply to the email with the needed information, before I will have to draw another winner, and they will lose their prize. The book needs to go to someone!
  • As I will be ordering the prize from The Book Depository, I cannot be held responsible for any damaged or lost books, but I will do my best to chase the order up if something is wrong. 
  • Please don't leave your email address anywhere in the comments on the blog. I use rafflecopter to keep your details safe, so please take advantage of that!
  • The giveaway will run throughout April, ending on April 30th at 23:59 EST.
And now for the prizes! I will leave links underneath the book covers, so you can go and check each book out on goodreads :)

All you need to do now is make sure you're following and then get entering! One of the extra entries is to add the giveaway button to your blog - the code for this can be found at the bottom of this post :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Giveaway

"Emergency Kit" Giveaway - 1 Winner - Open Worldwide - Ends 3/31



So.. I really wanted to wait for this giveaway... But I just couldn't wait!

This giveaway kindof goes 1 in 1 with the Guatemalan Worry Doll giveaway that I posted yesterday, so I thought, why not go ahead and post it?

This is another item I found at the World Market. It's called an "Emergency Kit." The emergency kit includes an angel for peaceful thoughts, a lucky bean, and a worry doll.
  
Everything you need :)! An angel to help keep you sound, a bean to bring you luck, and a worry doll to help get your worries at bay.

I just loved these little emergency kits.. So I had to get 2! These awesome kits are also handmade in Guatemala; So they are very special, and support the Maya people :)