Thursday, May 13, 2010


My birthday is exactly 4 weeks from today (June 10th) and I decided that this year I want to celebrate it by giving something to all of you out there in the blogosphere that have made the past year so amazingly AWESOME for me!

I'm going Oprah style and I'm giving away my favorite things!

I've got awesome prizes for readers, writers, and of course, this contest is INTERNATIONAL!

There are two grand prize packs, one for writers, one for readers, two more writer and reader prize packs, plus weekly giveaways and bonuses if I get enough followers! Here's what you can win:

Reader's Grand Prize Pack
My Favorite Books So Far This Year:

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
The Secret Year by Jennifer R. Hubbard
The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea M. Campbell
Some Girls Are by Courtney Summer

2nd Reader's Prize
Choice of ANY Pre-Order from my Wish List:

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
The Replacement by Brenna Yovannoff
Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Sister's Red by Jackson Pearce
Fixing Delilah Hannaford by Sarah Ockler

Writer's Grand Prize Pack
Choice of:

A 30 page critique
Writing The Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Brown and Dave King

OR if you don't want a critique

Writing The Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Brown and Dave King
The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler
Write or Die - Desktop Edition (works on both PC and Mac)

2nd Writer's Prize
The You Can Write A Novel Kit

If I reach 400 followers I will throw in a prize of a choice of ONE book from my favorite books of 2009 (see list here)

If I reach 450 followers before the end of the contest, I will add in a mystery grab bag of at least 3 books for a US/Canada winner OR if the winner is International a choice of either one of my faves of 2009 or 2010 !

If I reach 500 followers my mind will be blown and I'll have to come up with something amazing to give away!

- You MUST be a follower to win a prize.
- Contest is open to anyone who lives in any country the Book Depository delivers to. (See list here.)
- Contest ends at 11:59 pm ET on June 10, 2010
- Winners will be announced around June 17, 2010

+10 An actual blog post about this contest.
+ 5 For being an old follower (May 12, 2010 or earlier)
+ 3 For being a new follower. NOTE: You MUST be a follower to win. I will check!
+ 5 For following my crit group's blog Sisters In Scribe
+ 8 Add me to your blogroll
+ 5 Link to this contest in your sidebar
+ 2 Tweet about this contest
+ 2 Link to this contest on Facebook

Leaving a comment does NOT enter you!

check back next week for the winners


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Holy cow, Valerie! This is a spectacular contest! I'm a little surprised by how badly I want to win this! LOL!! :-)

Kirthi said...

Holy crack-a-molee! This is CRAZY!!!! I want to wish you a belated birthday, I think WE should be giving YOU books, not the other way around. But thanks so much for hosting this giveaway, I'm crazy excited!

Christa said...

Wow! Everything would be amazing to win! Thanks for the contest.

Bianca said...

Sooo amazing!! Thank you!

Brodie said...

Happy (early) birthday!!!! And wow, you sure are celebrating in style. Oprah would be proud ;) Thanks!

kah said...

VERY cool contest. My birthday is June 1st, so yay! We can virtually celebrate together. :)

I'm an old follower and I'll add you to my blog roll. I've been meaning to update that thing. Tahnks for reminding me. :)

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a fabulous birthday!!

Shoshana said...

Wow! This is a huge contest...I hope you have a fabulous birthday because if I win any of these prizes, I'm going to have one great day!

so far, I have
+2 tweeted
+2 facebook link- don't know if you can see though...I have restricted profile view.
+3 followed you
+8 added to blogroll
+10 blogged about this contest
+5 followed Sisters in Scribe

angie said...

Happy Early Birthday!! And thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

Valerie Kemp said...

Shoshana - in order to enter you have to fill out the form. The link is in the post. Leaving a comment does not enter you!

Flo said...

wow! Thanks for this amazing contest!! and early happy birthday! 8D

Kara said...

Great contest! I'd love to win the reader's grand prize!!! I look forward to keeping up with your blog in the future. :)

I did the following:

+10 An actual blog post about this contest.
+ 3 For being a new follower.
+ 5 For following my crit group's blog Sisters In Scribe
+ 8 Add me to your blogroll
+ 2 Tweet about this contest
+ 2 Link to this contest on Facebook

Valerie Kemp said...

Kara, you need to fill out the form and leave links to your posts in order to enter the contest.

Anonymous said...

I hope you have an amazing birthday! :D Thanks for the chance to celebrate such a wonderful day with you. :D

Giada M. said...

Great contest!^O^ Thank you!

Giada M.

Josette said...

What an exciting contest! Thanks for having it. :)

Candace said...

Great contest! Happy Birthday too (a little early;) I may have clicked that I posted on FB on accident. I'll post on FB but there's not a link from me. Maybe I said I'm friends with you on FB. I can't remember, but I'll post and I'll friend you there! Whether you count it or not is up to you!

Anonymous said...

+3, new follower.. Awesome giveaway!

lovestoread0708 AT

misskallie2000 said...

WOW, Fantastic giveaway. I wish you an early Happy Birthday and don't forget you can celebrate all week for your birthday.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter. I filled out your form.
I also enjoy reading your posts.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

Holy! This is a truly amazing contest! I'm a little blown away, to be honest!

Lacey J Edwards said...

Valerie is an AMAZING critique partner. SO if you win and you write, TAKE THAT OFFER!!

Marce said...

Happy Birthday tomorrow, enjoy celebrating you.

Great international contest.

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