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Subject: have you ever won anything in Romancelandia?
Date Posted: 4/21/2008 3:03 PM ET
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I just won an ARC over at Dear Author.  And I've won a book from the Word Wenches site.  Seems pretty good results for one person who's only been reading romance blogs for about two years!

I know Claudia had a great win a while back  - anyone else?

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 3:30 PM ET
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I won 4 Rachel Gibson books off of AAR not too long ago, I was pretty excited lol!

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 3:55 PM ET
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Do other people enter every contest? I mostly just do the easy ones, nothing that requires a lot of effort. :-) And I don't always bother with the easy ones, if the author doesn't interest me.  Easy enough for me to find books! Still, there is a pleasure in winning something.

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 4:17 PM ET
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congratulations, Willa!

I only enter for books I would have bought anyway. I really have this thing for not adding to my TBR with books I really dont want. I recently turned down the prize at a board because it was a choice of recent avon releases like Gayle Callen's NEVER TRUST A SCOUNDREL and I couldnt see an author I wanted to read.

 

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 4:29 PM ET
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Just curious - what blogs do you all read?  Sorry for the hijack!

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 4:48 PM ET
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I read ripmybodice, smart bitches, the good the bad and the unread, dear author, romancing the blog, karen knows best, mrs. giggles, dionna galace, teach me tonight and a bunch more that I can't remember offhand.

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 8:34 PM ET
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I don't read any blogs or enter contests unless it's a contest on PBS.  Don't know why, I guess I should have realized there are blogs and websites out there for everything.  I guess I've just never searched them out.

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 8:38 PM ET
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I read ripmybodice, smart bitches, the good the bad and the unread, dear author, romancing the blog, karen knows best, mrs. giggles, dionna galace, teach me tonight and a bunch more that I can't remember offhand.

Thanks - more stuff to read!  :-)

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 8:47 PM ET
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I won an ARC of a Jacqueline Frank book.  Congrats on your win Willa!

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 12:04 AM ET
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I wish.  But I never win anything because I never enter contests.  Just too darned lazy:P

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 3:16 PM ET
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So I was checking out some of these blogs at work and went to smartbitches.com .  Oops.  That's porn.  LOL!!!  I knew I should have googled it.  I found the correct site eventually. 

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 3:31 PM ET
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lol I've won about 5 things in the past week...

I won a book from Alison Kent, another from Cheyenne McCray, I got some promo stuff from NJ Walters and SJ Willing...oh and I won another EC print book from their yahoo list. Also I won a $10 amazon GC.

In the past I've won tons of books, ebooks, promo items, I won a $60 vibrator + extras a few months ago.

I visit a butt load of blogs lol

Also authors do give out prizes on my group's blog so its another good place to go to :D

 

Date Posted: 4/23/2008 12:48 PM ET
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I've won plenty of autographed books, chocolate and a $50 Amazon gift card from Love is an Exploding Cigar.  Check them out!

Date Posted: 4/24/2008 3:31 PM ET
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I just won *again*! This time a gift certificate for fictionwise. Remind me to enter more contests, I seem to be on a streak. :-)

Date Posted: 4/25/2008 10:16 PM ET
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I won a personally autographed book from Christine Merrill- A Wicked Liason, which is my first Mills & Boon book :) (I don't think it's been released in the US) BUT, she was amazing and also sent me shortbread cookies, some tea, a VERY nice little teapot with a saucer and plate for it- all matching. It definitely made my day when it came in the mail yesterday :)

Date Posted: 4/26/2008 7:09 AM ET
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I visit the same blogs as Willa and others, too, some author blogs, like Alison Kent and more, and on book groups, too.  Lot of prizes to win if you take the time to enter, Kim, lol.  It is a nice to know I can win something, as I never win anything else, but do pretty good with book contests.

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 11:29 AM ET
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Man! I never win anything! I guess I need to find all these blogs and start signing up!

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 12:41 PM ET
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Do they all have contests and prizes?

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 2:05 PM ET
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Another great way is to join yahoo groups, there is always contests and such. For example, I am on the group for Ellora's Cave and Samhain and they have days where authors post all day long and have numerous contests. It's fun

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 2:19 PM ET
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Ahhhh...so I need to go check there too.  Thanks Ashley! My Favorites list is getting WAY too long!

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 5:33 PM ET
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Ashley,

What is the name of the EC group that you belong to?  I belong to the the EC Newsletter group, but have never seen contests/giveaways.  Maybe there is another one I don't know about?  I don't belong to a Samhain group, so I will have to look that one up.

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 5:35 PM ET
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And I think I found the wrong Samhain group.  Could you possibly give me the url?  Thanks!