Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Contest! Win Some of The Best Books of 2009!

This contest has ended. Check back next week to see the winners!

Since the gift giving season is coming up, I thought it was time to have my very first contest! And since 2009 is drawing to a close, I thought it's the perfect time to share some of the best books of 2009. So...

I'm giving away ARCS! And here's the best part, it's INTERNATIONAL! That means, if you win, I will ship your book anywhere in the world.

Here's what you can win:

These are ALL ARCs - not hardcover copies.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Maze Runner by James Dashner

If I get 50 entries, I will add another ARC. (After by Amy Efaw)
If I get 100 entries, I will add another ARC again! (Candor by Pam Bachorz)

You MUST be a follower to enter! (I need followers, help me out!)

I'll pick three winners (or 5 if I get that far). First winner gets to choose the book of their choice. Second winner gets second pick and so on until the books are gone.

+1 Comment and leave your email address!

+5 Blog - an actual blog post - about this contest (put link in the comments)

+5 Link to this contest on your sidebar (put link in the comments)

+3 Follow me on Twitter I'm valeriekwrites. (Let me know your Twitter name so I can give you credit)

+1 Tweet about this contest (put link in the comments) - you can tweet it once a week until the contest ends, leave a new comment with the link each time.

Contest ends 11/22 at 11:59pm PT


Carrie Harris said...

I cannot believe I wasn't already a follower. I am a bad, bad person. But being your twitter buddy helps redeem me, right?

The Book Vixen said...

Great contest! I'm a new follower.

+1 thebookvixen at
+5 sidebar link
+3 following you on twitter (@thebookvixen)
+1 tweeted

Thanks for the opportunity!

Nickles said...

+1 Thanks for the contest! I'm a new follower. Email:
+5 sidebar link:

Fiction Vixen said...

+1 Great giveaway! Thanks!! (email is my profile)

+5 Sidebar link:

+3 Following you on twitter @fictionvxn

+1 Tweeted:

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

what a fun contest! I'm a new follower :)

+1 hefollowedme AT gmail DOT com

+3 for following on twitter (@hefollowedme)

+1 for tweeting (


Nikki (A Haunt of Ancient Peace) said...

+1 Awesome contest!! I just became you 20th follower :D
+5 Linked in my sidebar
+3 Follower on Twitter (@Nikkayme)
+1 Tweeted for the week



Sandra said...

Ooooh, great giveaway!

+1 Comment and address (sandee_m(at)yahho(dot)com
+3 following on twitter (@morgansl)
+1 Tweeted (

Thank you :)

Robolobolyn said...

+5 Link to this contest on your sidebar (

+3 Following you on Twitter as robbiebear03

+1 Tweeted here!

Robyn :)
+1 robolobolyn03(at)gmail(dot)com

Maria said...
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GMR said...

What a great way to celebrate the closing of another year! Not to mention you have some GREAT choices listed here already!
I'm a new follower!

+1 - comment (above) & email: grgenius(at)go(dot)com
+5 - link on blog sidebar under contests! (
+1 - tweet tweet! (

Thanks for the great contest! Yay for all the greatness that is/was 2009!


pepsivanilla said...

Please count me in :)

I'm a new follower (hi!)


heatherzilla said...

+1 Comment and leave your email address!
Thanks for the opportunity to win such great books. I am a new follower. heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

+3 Follow me on Twitter @heatherzilla8

+1 Tweet about this contest

GFDesignz said...

woohoo awesome! I would love to win The Maze Runner


New Follower

Rebecca said...

Great contest. I'm a new follower.

Yay! Reads said...

+1 Comment
+5 Blog post:
+5 Link to sidebar
+3 Following on Twitter (yayreader).
+1 Tweet about contest

Yay! Reads said...

I forgot to leave my email:

Thanks :)

Dani. said...

These books look amazing. I really want to read them. Especially if their the best books of 2009! :)

+1: Name & Email (below)
+5: Linked to Sidebar-
+3: Follower on Twitter-
+1: Tweeted (more later)-


Meghan said...

+1 Comment and leave your email address!

+5 Link to this contest on your sidebar:

+3 Follow me on Twitter I'm valeriekwrites. @reader_meg

+1 Tweet about this contest:


elaing8 said...

Great giveaway,please count me in

I am now a follower


Justine said...

Oh my gosh, what a great contest! I'd love to be entered, please )

+1 justeena_25(at)yahoo(dot)ca

+5 linked on the sidebar here

+3 follower on twitter (@justeena)

Meg said...

Great contest! Count me in.

+1 - Email -


Bianca said...

+1 infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com
+3 @bianca1946


Jessica Secret said...

+1 Comment and leave your email address!

shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom

+5 Link to this contest on your sidebar (put link in the comments)


déh! said...

New follower on Twitter: @itsmemaleficent

On twitter:

On my blog:


E-mail: deustar13 (at) gmail (dot) com

New follower on Blog: deustar13 (at) gmail (dot) com

allisonrocks said...


Erica said...

Please enter me!

+1 comment
+3 twitter follower @thebookcellarx

:) Erica

Emilee said...

Count me in! Great contest!

+1 Comment and leave your email address

+5 Link to this contest on your sidebar

+3 Follow on Twitter (@penultimatepage)

Kate said...

Cool contest. I have been wanting to read The Maze Runner.


+5 Link to this contest on your sidebar

+3 Follow me Twitter @neshelf

Mitz said...

OOh great contest

you got me I'm now a follower

xxsquigglesxx said...

Great contest, please enter me!

+1 squiggles87(at)aol(dot)com
+3 twitter follower (Squiggles87)

BrittLit said...

+1 Great contest!

+5 sidebar

+3 twitter @weareattached


YA Vampire Books said...

Great contest! All the ARCs are on my wish list :)


+1 Comment and leave your email address!

+3 Follow me on Twitter (@brasir)

austenfan said...

This is so cool! :)

+1 comment and e-mail address (at the bottom)

+5 linked it on my sidebar:

+3 I'm following you on twitter (austenfanblogs)

austenfanblogs at gmail dot com

austenfan said...

Oh, I forgot to say that I'm a follower! :)

throuthehaze said...

+1 I am a follower. Count me in please

+3 follow on twitter @throuthehaze

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Addicted Book Reader said...

Awesome, thanks! I follow and I put in on my sidebar.
adrienne2093 at comcast dot net

oO Mariana Oo said...

+1 Great Contest, please count me in

+5 Link to this contest on sidebar:

+3 Follow you on Twitter (@Libelula89)

+1 Tweeted about this contest:

Book Crazy Jenn said...

Awesome contest thank you! :)

I am following and follow you on twitter - @fingerstotoes


J. Lee said...
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J. Lee said...

Hope I win


Sylvia said...

Wow, those are great books you're giving away!:) I would love to be entered, thanks a lot!

Jenny N. said...

Great giveaway! Just became a follower of yours.

+3 Follow on twitter (@Jullysay)
+1 Tweeted:

Anonymous said...

+1 Congrats on having your first contest!

Such a great choice of books! Please count me in. I became a follower!

+5 Sidebar:

+5 Posted here:

Anna ♥

Raspberry said...

Hi - new follower, and you're up on my lefthand sidebar at
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Allison said...

Awesome contest!

I'm a follower here and on Twitter (@allisonreads).


Rosie said...

Thanks for the contest!

+1 Follower

rosie0512 @ hotmail . com

ninefly said...

ohh, great books, I'd love to enter!

+5 sidebar
+5 post



Milka said...

Please count me in! I am a follower


elnice said...

Please enter me in your great giveaway.

I am now following you on twitter @Ellz Readz
I am a follower of the blog
I tweeted

Elie (Ellz Readz)

Pixie said...

Awesome contest, I would love to enter.
+1 follower
+5 blog post here.
+5 sidebar-Page Turners
+3 twitter follower- @its_pixie
+1- Twitted. I do not know how to get the direct link to a tweet. Still trying to figure that out but I RT it to you.


Laura Hartness said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway-- I'm seriously hoping to win "The Maze Runner"!!

I did an actual blog post (

I added the contest to my sidebar (same URL as above)

I'm now a follower of the blog

I'm a follower on Twitter

I Tweeted about it, my Twitter name is @LHartness

Thanks for the chance to enter!

Laura Hartness

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please!

I'm now following you.


Jessica W. (Book Bound) said...

Great giveaway!

+1 for commenting
+5 for blogging about the contest here
+5 for adding contest link to my sidebar at Book Bound
+3 for following you on twitter (as @bookbound)
+1 for tweeting about the giveaway

natalierenae said...

Just found your blog and I'm a new follower!

+5 Sidebar Link
+3 Follow on Twitter (mindfulmusings)
+1 Tweeted it!

Natalie @ Mindful Musings

Anonymous said...

Great contest! Enter me please!


+5 Sidebar link


Simcha said...

I'd love to win the Maze Runner!
I just became a follower, I'm following you on Twitter (42SFF) and I added your contest to contest blog post that I put up today.

Thanks so much!


Jessy said...

Great contest! Please enter me.
+3-Following on Twitter (emma015)
+1-Tweeted here:

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

ParaJunkee said...

Congrats on a great turnout. Please enter me.
+1 parajunkee (@)
+3 twitter folower
+1 Tweet

justaiv said...

This is a great contest!
I'm a new follower.

Maria said...

Great Books!:)

+5 Linked on my sidebar
+3 followed on Twitter-PheonixFire2

Esther said...

Great contest.

I'm a follower of the blog and on Twitter and I tweeted about the contest


Nikola said...

Awesome contest, I am SO in!

+5 for leaving the link in the sidebar (
+3 for following you on twitter
+1 for tweeting

Nikola said...

btw, my twitter is rblprince89

Misty / Mitz said...

Geat contest I love the selections...

I have been a follower for awhile

Blogging at


~Jennifer~ said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

+1 Comment and leave your email address!

Jennsicurella at verizon dot net

+3 Follow me on Twitter


Mar said...

Awesome giveaway and thanks for the chance!

Following you on is bocadeloba

Marie said...

Sounds great!

I am a follower.

I also follow you on twitter -- doodlebug40.

tanya904 said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway I am a new follower!!
+1 comment
+3 Twitter Follower (starryeyed24)
+1 Tweet

Teddyree said...

+ 1 Awesome contest, please count me in, I'm a new follower :-)

+ 5 posted on the right sidebar of my blog The Eclectic Reader

+ 3 I follow on twitter @teddyree

brizmus said...

Yay for fantastic contests! I'm a new follower!!
+1 zedster.tbb(at)gmail(DOT)com
+5 it's in my sidebar under the Contest List
+3 new follower on twitter (@brizmus)
+1 tweeted it

yay! Thanks!

Stacy said...

+1 Great Contest! Yay! I want to read all threee of these!


+5 Sidebar :

+3 Following on Twitter (raycee3)

+1 tweet:

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I'm a new Follower, also. _Just_ found this blog.

Stephanie G said...

Follower here! What a great contest, there were so awesome books that came out this year

StephTheBookworm said...

Cool contest. Please enter me in! I am a new follower.

Good luck with your first giveaway!

book weirdo said...

Yay awesome contesst.

Karla said...

great contest!! i just became a follower

+1 jbfan_06[@]yahoo[.]com

+3 Following you on twitter @kothello94

Lizzy said...

Wow, what an awesome contest! Thanks for hosting :)

+3 I'm now a twitter follower (I'm @cornucopiaofluv)


Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

+1 Great contest. Love the book picks! I'd love a shot at winning Candor and Maze Runner!

+5 on sidebar (

+3 Follow Twitter (we're @teensrandw)

+1 Tweeted

+10 Total

Good luck with the contest! We've got one at our sight if you haven't entered yet we'd love to have you participate!

aprilnichole said...


+3 following you on twitter @theaprilnichole

+1 tweeted -

Andrea [Buried In Books] said...

I'm your 100th follower! Yay! Do I get an extra entry for that!? Hehe, just kidding ;D Congrats!

+5 sidebar:

Thanks for entering me!

RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Congratulations on NaNoing & writing your YA novel.
I'm Follower 200 here
And I'm Following you on Twitter
(I'm RKCharron)
All the best,
PS - email's in Blogger Profile

Anonymous said...

Great contest and so glad that you made it international too

I am now a new follower


MarceJ said...

What an amazing contest Valerie.

I'm already a follower. You have 103 followers as of now, congratulations.

I just put your contest on my blog.

MarceJ said...

I forgot to put my email.

I would love to win After by Amy Efaw. But it would be fun to win any of them. :-)

Meg said...

Great giveaway! Count me in.

+1 - Email -


Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Super awesome give away!

+5 on sidebar
+3 follow on twitter (justkeepreading)

+1 foltzsfantasticbooks at gmailDOTcom

Barb said...

+1 What a great giveaway!! To have the best reads accessible is unbelievable. Please enter me in this giveaway.
+1 I am a follower of your blog.
+5 I posted on my blog:

+5 Put it on my sidebar:

+3 follow on twitter (@pine1211)

+1 I tweeted about this giveaway:

bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

A Life Bound By Books said...

Great contest, count me in!

+1 alifeboundbybooks(at)hotmail(.)com
+5 side bar here:
+3 follow you on twitter: (@BoundByBooks)
+1 tweeted here:

thanks again!

Alessandra said...

Yay, five winners! Congratulations for getting over 100 followers.

+1 outofblue1(at)gmail(dot)com
+5 posted about your contest here:
+3 following you on Twitter (as alessandra83)
+1 tweeted about the contest here:

Well-Read Reviews said...

Holy cow! What a great contest... 3 very popular books! I must win!!! :)

I tweeted about it (username is @WellReadReviews)

I am also following your blog. :)

My email is:

Colleen said...

Great contest! I'm following you on twitter (I'm lavender_lines) and I've also added your blog to my Reader.

celtic_aura (at) hotmail (dot)com

Katy said...

I just became a follower. :)

srfbluemama at gmail dot com

I also just started following you on twitter (@afewmorepages)

Katy said...

I just tweeted the giveaway at

srfbluemama at gmail dot com

Rain Maiden said...

What a great give-away. I am a follower, but I don't tweet yet.

Robolobolyn's Books said...

+1 Comment and leave your email address! (robolobolyn03(at)gmail(dot)com)

+5 Blogged!

+5 Linked on my sidebar!

+3 Follow me on Twitter! I'm @robbiebear03

+1 Tweeted!

Robyn :)

ladystorm said...

Great contest, thanks for having it.

Just started following.


BookMac said...

+1 email address bookmac13(at)gmail(dot)com

+5 (blog post)



No need to enter me but I just wanted to say that I love your blog. I'm following and I'll add a link to my contest page.

Good Golly Miss Holly said...


+5 Sidebar Link:

+3 Twitter Follower: hollyy___x

+1 Tweet:

Liyana said...

Count me in please!

+3 Followin on Twitter. (@dy0ulee)

+1 Tweeted:

Liyana said...

I was the 100th commenter yay!

1inseveralbillion said...

Hi, thanks for the opportunity!
+1 2009 has been a great year for books!
+5 link on sidebar

The Bookologist said...

Awesome contest! Those are great ARC's! =)

+1 here is my comment. :]

+5 sidebar:

+3 follower in twitter (@thebookologist)

+1 tweet:

Thank you! =)

Bunny B said...

Awesome!! Thank you for making this international! Woot!
I am now a proud follower :)

bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

+5 Blogged:

+5 Link to this contest on sidebar:

+3 Follow on Twitter @bunnyb

+1 Tweeted:

bunnybx at gmail . com

Sheere said...

Great giveaway, please enter me!
And congrats for the 119 followers!

+1 comment
+5 sidebar
+3 follower on twitter (sheeredry)
+1 tweeted

estereta said...

Great contest! I would love to win one of this books.
I'm a follower.

Brendiiz said...

OMG! Awesome books!! I can't wait to read Shiver and Hush, Hush! Please count me in! :)

I'm a follower

+1 comment ;)

+5 Link on sidebar:

+3 follow you on Twitter (@BrendiizSotelo)


thanks! ;)

Aline said...

Put me in, loved the books choices.
+3 following on twitter(@line_bdb)

Carol M said...

Thank you for such a great giveaway!

I follow on Twitter-CarolAnnM

mittens0831 at aol dot com

Carol M said...

Forgot to say that I follow your blog.
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I am now a follower


Bethie said...

Please count me in. I would love to win Hush Hush.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Fionen said...

Great choice of books for your first contest.

fionen_ftw AT fionen DOT com

Fionen said...

I follow you on Twitter.
username: Fionen
fionen_ftw AT fionen DOT com
Entry #1

Fionen said...

I follow you on Twitter.
username: Fionen
fionen_ftw AT fionen DOT com
Entry #2

Fionen said...

I follow you on Twitter.
username: Fionen
fionen_ftw AT fionen DOT com
Entry #3

Jenn-ay said...

+1 Awesome giveaway!!! jennay1221(at)gmail(dot)com

+5 Posted on my blog (

+5 Added it to my sidebar (

+3 Following you twitter (@jennay1221)

+1 Tweeted (

Jo said...

Awesome contest! I now follow you! :)

+1 Email: joannestapley[at]googlemail[dot]com

+5 Blog Post:

+3 I follow you on Twitter - @jo_scrawls

+1 Tweeted:

Anya said...

Great contest;) Im a new follower

+1 email:

+3 i follow you on twitter(AnyaKapllani)

+1 I tweeted:

Debbie F said...

Please include me! Thanks
I'm a new follower!

I follow you on twitter now too! @dcf_beth

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Stacie said...

Please count me in.

+1 simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

+3 follow on Twitter @mysticconn

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...


+5 Link to this contest on your sidebar (

+3 Follow me on Twitter (mine = nikkinizzle)

Fantastic contest!

Aik said...

+1 I hope I can win Hush, Hush!

+5 Blog

+5 Link to this contest on your sidebar

+3 I'm following on Twitter @aikchien

+1 Tweet about this contest

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Ladytink_534 said...

This sounds neat! I'm now a follower


Laura Hartness said...

I tweeted again! My Twitter name is @LHartness



InABox said...

+1 This is a great giveaway! whatinabox (at) gmail (dot) com
+5 Blog post:
+5 Sidebar:
+3 Twitter follower: whatinabox
+1 Tweet:

Euphoria13 said...

Hello! Please enter me in this contest! :)

+1 Comment with email

+5 Blog - an actual blog post - about this contest

+3 i follow you on twitter

+1 I tweeted about this contest

Mystica said...

Wonderful contest. Please count me in. I am a new follower

Mystica said...

Oops forgot the email address


Jill said...

+1 I'm a follower
+5 I have your link on my blog but don't know how to copy it here (

great contest!

Missmagic188 said...

+1 commented
+5 posted on side bar
+3 followed on twitter - zina188
+1 Twitted:

Yei! Thank you for this awesome contest!

Karen said...

Great contest!
Please count me in.

Ashley said...

Awesome contest, please enter me!

I'm a new follower. :)
+5 Posted on my sidebar at
+3 I follow on Twitter @booksobsession

avalonne83 said...

I'd love to read this book.

Please enter me in the contest. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

wateva_08 said...

hey. great comp, if i had known beforehand about this site i woulda been a follower much quicker!
+ Am a follower
+ wateva_08 at hotmail dot com
+ Followed on twitter
+ Tweeted about comp
thanks heeaps. :D

Kat O'Keeffe said...

Please enter me!


INCiDeNT said...

+ 1 - Loving this contest! Already a follower. Email:

+5 - I blogged about this contest here.
+ 5 - Side bar link:

andrea said...

+1 brigneti(at)gmail(dot)com
+3 following on twitter (@andreadbc)
+1 tweeted here>

thanks for the giveaway!

Kris said...

Awesome contest!
+1 comment ksg_amg(at)
+5 blog post
(Don't know if it counts since I have no followers yet...I'm working on it!)

+1 twitter follower
+1 twitter follower @krisLovesBooks

Shadowofwonder47 said...

This sounds like an absolutely awesome contest with some spectacular books! Please enter me.

I’m a new follower!

+1 For commenting with my email (located at the bottom of this comment)!

+5 Blogged about this contest in an actual post at

+5 Posted about this contest with a link on my sidebar at

+3 I became a twitter follower! (Twitter Display Name: Shadowofwonder)

+1 Tweeted about this contest with a link at


mariska said...

I'm a new follower. please count me in :)

uniquas at ymail dot com

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