Monday, August 16, 2010

Mega-Epic-Contest-of-Awesome Part One: Win 1 of 5 ARCs!!!!!!

Okay, I know I promised that today's contest would have ARCs and signed books and swag--but the thing is, I just have too darn much stuff to have it all be one contest. There'd be like, a zillion prizes and you would all probably whine about having to choose between them--so instead I'm splitting them up. That's right--instead of only one Mega-Epic-Contest-of-Awesome, you'll get as many as it takes to give all this cool stuff away. Not too shabby, right?

Yeah, I didn't think so.

And to start things off with a bang, I'm giving away five ARCs!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's what's up for grabs:



PEGASUS by Robin McKinley (Available in November, 2010)

Because of a thousand-year-old alliance between humans and pegasi, Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to Ebon, her own pegasus, on her twelfth birthday. The two species coexist peacefully, despite the language barriers separating them. Humans and pegasi both rely on specially trained Speaker magicians as the only means of real communication.

But it's different for Sylvi and Ebon. They can understand each other. They quickly grow close—so close that their bond becomes a threat to the status quo—and possibly to the future safety of their two nations.

New York Times bestselling author Robin McKinley weaves an unforgettable tale of unbreakable friendship, mythical creatures and courtly drama destined to become a classic.

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MATCHED* by Ally Condie (Available September, 2010)
*Note: The ARC I have does not have the now famous cover, but otherwise it's exactly the same.

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

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VIRALS by Kathy Reichs (Available November 2010)

Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.

As the friends discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they must combine their scientific curiosity with their newfound physical gifts to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very hot—if they can stay alive long enough to catch the killer's scent.

Fortunately, they are now more than friends— they're a pack. They are Virals.

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THE SEARCH FOR WONDLA by Tony DiTerlizzi (Available September 2010)


When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her, for she knows that other humans exist, because of an item she treasures—a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, "WondLa." Tony DiTerlizzi honors traditional children's literature in this totally original space age adventure: one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a child's wish for a place to belong.




Breathtaking two-color illustrations throughout reveal another dimension of Tony DiTerlizzi's vision, and, for those readers with a webcam, the book also features Augmented Reality in several places, revealing additional information about Eva Nine's world.

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THE KNEEBONE BOY By: Ellen Potter (Available September 2010)


Life in a small town can be pretty boring when everyone avoids you like the plague. But after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who's away on holiday, the Hardscrabble children take off on an adventure that begins in the seedy streets of London and ends in a peculiar seaside village where legend has it a monstrous creature lives who is half boy and half animal...


In this wickedly dark, unusual, and compelling novel, Ellen Potter masterfully tells the tale of one deliciously strange family and a secret that changes everything.


Um yeah...there's some pretty awesome books in there. So awesome, I kinda don't want to give them away. But I owe you guys. I mean, you helped me reach 1000 followers. This is the least I can do. Which brings me to the contest rules:

To enter...

1. You must be a follower of my blog 
2. You must fill out the form at the end of this post
3. You must enter before 11:59 pm PDT on Saturday, August 21st






















- New followers who fill out the contest form will get one (1) entry.



















- Old followers who fill out the contest form will get two (2) entries




























And yes--in case you're wondering--international entries are welcome!!!
























For EXTRA entries:




























- If you leave a comment on today's post you get one (1) extra entry 











- If you write an actual post about this contest on your blog/website you get five (5) additional entries. 









-If you post a link in your sidebar you get two (2) additional entries







- If you tweet a link to the contest you get two (2) additional entries.





- If you post about the contest on your Facebook page you get two (2) additional entries


-I will also give one extra entry for every follower you send my way




All entries will be made into a spreadsheet and I will let randomizer.org decide the winners. I'll do my best to give you the prize you want most, but since there are multiple winners there's no guaranteeing what you'll actually win. Luckily, these are all amazing prizes, so I'm sure you'll be happy with any of them. :)

I'll post the winners on Sunday, August 22nd and email them for their mailing address. If I haven't heard back within three days I will be forced to choose an alternate winner. 
If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments, and I reserve the right to make adjustments to the rules should problems arise.








You can:




Or you can fill out the form below. Make sure you fill out all the required fields and click submit or I will not receive your entry. And, if you have any problems, email me and I will send you the form directly.

And...GO!




136 comments:

  1. This is Mega-Epic-Awesome! Thanks.

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  2. Congrats on hitting 1000! Thanks for the contest.

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  3. Yay for hitting 1000.

    You are far too good to us Shannon.

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  4. Congrats on reaching 1000! And you're really spoiling us with all these awesome giveaways :P.

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  5. Over a 1,000. You are a dream. Congrats!!

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  6. Oh Shannon, you are amazing! I would prefer Pegasus, because it sounds totally awesome, but I would also be happy with any one of these incredible books.

    Thanks!

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  7. Congrats on 1000! Lots of smaller giveaways are still just as mega-epic-awesome. Thanks!! :)

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  8. Awesome contest, Shannon. And huge congrats on surpassing 1000 followers!!! Whoot!

    Hope you have a fab day :D

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  9. Another AWESOME contest, Shannon! How do you do this all the time?

    Martina & Marissa

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  10. 1000 followers? Congratulations, and great contest! These books look great.

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  11. EEEP! I really, really...REALLY (lol) want Matched!

    Thanks for the mega-epic contest of awesome part one!!! :D

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  12. Can I just say WOW?!? Amazing contest. Looking forward to seeing what's in the others, too! : )

    & Congrats on 1000!

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  13. Hurray! They all look great, but I'm salivating to read THE KNEEBONE BOY. I LOVE the cover :)

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  14. Awesome contest and awesome books!! Congrats again on hitting 1000 :)

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  15. Hope I win! I want Matched sooooo badly.

    ttfn

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  16. Amazing amount of followers and an amazing contest :)

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  17. Awesome Contest! Congrats on 1000. So cool!

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  18. +JMJ+

    Some of these are ARCs that I'm really, really excited about. Others are totally new to me, but also sound fantastic. Thanks for having this contest! If anyone is mega-epic and awesome, it is you!

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  19. Awesome contest! Great ARCs! I can't wait to read Virals by Kathy Reichs. I already preordered that one! *laughs*

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  20. Awesome contest!! Those are some great prizes - I haven't heard of all of those ARCs, but they all sound amazing!!

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  21. This is such a brilliant giveaway! Thanks for hosting this :)

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  22. Very cool Shannon! You are the contest queen lately. :)

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  23. WOW! Those are awesome books. Great contest! *crossingfingers* for luck!

    Thanks,
    Scoot

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  24. Awesome contest! Cant wait to see if I won :)

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  25. Excellent choices! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. So cool! I'm making a button for my sidebar now!!

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  27. Wow! Thanks for the fabulous contest. I hope I win because I'm dying to read Pegasus by Robin McKinley. ^_^

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  28. Oh my gosh. I saw that Pegasus ARC and just about had a heart attack. I was tempted to put that as every choice for my contest entry.

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  29. Thanks so much for the contest you are really generous:D i am really really look forward to matched and pegasus

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  30. I'd LOVE to have Pegasus. I already own a copy of Matched. It is wonderful!

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  31. Congrats on 1000 followers!! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  32. Awesome contest - congrats on the followers. I want to read Matched to bad. Also wanted to thank you for helping in organizing writeoncon and you did an awesome job of moderating the chats.

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  33. OMG what a great give-a-way! Katie from MundieMoms tweeted about it so please give her credit for sending me over! Thanks!!!

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  34. Pegasus? Really?! I LOVE Robin McKinley, and the other books look awesome, too! Thanks for such a great contest!

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  35. What a great batch of books. I ooh and aahed my way through the descriptions. :)

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  36. Awesome contest! Congrats on your 1000 followers, you deserve it! ;D

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  37. Wow! No downtime for you, huh? Great contest, thanks! :)

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  38. What a great contest!!! And congrats on having more than a 1000 followers!!! You can't hide your awesomeness.hahah

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  39. Awesoem giveaway, Shannon! I had a hard time choosing my number 1 choice!! Oh, and great job last week with the writeoncon! Loved it.

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  40. I would love to win an ARC I have never had one!
    kjovus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Great giveaway, thanks! Congrats on 1000 followers!!

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  42. It is an awesome! Thanks for hosting!

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  43. Golly, I'd think you might need a month off to recharge your awesome after Writeoncon. And here you go, being awesome again. Maybe it's just your nature?

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  44. WOW! Thanks for the chance, I am dying to read Virals

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  45. You are like a fairy godmother :)

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  46. Epic is right. Thanks for a great contest.

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  47. So many books! LOVE IT!

    P.S.I had a hard time reading the post because the words were so light on the dark blue background. Is it just me?

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  48. Great giveaway! Awesome prizes!

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  49. What a fun contest. Count me in! :)

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  50. Thanks so much for the contest! :)

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  51. Thanks so much for the contest!! Some of these books are EPIC and I can't wait for them!

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  52. This Contest is pretty awesome!you have no idea, while I am typing this I am salivating over these books.LOL Thanks for the opportunity!

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  53. Thanks so much for the contest!

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  54. Congrats on a cool blog milestone and thanks for the contest. :)

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  55. Thanks for the contest, Shannon :)

    I keep drooling over the Matched cover. It's so pretty.

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  56. Yeah Shannon and your very cool contest!! So generous and so much fun!

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  57. hi miss shannon! wow what a cool contest and what a lotta peole are in it. im not gonna get so many points but im still crossing my fingers that i could get really lucky and win one of those neat books. miss nicole sent me here.
    ...smiles from lenny

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  58. All these books sound really cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. Mega-Epic-Contest-of-Awesome, indeed! The possibility to win either Pegasus OR Matched in the same contest? That is definitely mega-epic-awesome times a hundred. :) (The other books are ones I've heard good things about too, though. . . .)

    Congratulations on peaking over the 1,000 mark! I can't wait to see what you'll cook up if you reach 2,000 followers! :)

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  60. 1000 followers? Next thing I know, you'll be taking over the world! Thanks for having this Mega-Epic-Contest-of-Awesome!

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  61. This is such a great contest. Thanks so much! :)

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  62. Oh yeah, this is one awesome contest!! I'd love to win any of these great books.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  63. What a fantastic contest! You are too awesome.

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  64. Oh, I want to win this one. How did you get all of these? Seriously, they're all awesome.

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  65. Awesome contest! You're right- I'd be happy with any of these!

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  66. This contest is FIVE times the awesome! I'd love a copy of Matched.

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  67. How awesome! Great giveaway!

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  68. My fingers are super crossed times forty for Pegasus or Matched! Awesome giveaway!

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  69. You're giving away Pegasus? And Matched? And Kathy Reich's YA that I didn't even know about? I don't know if I can keep my fingers crossed until the end of the contest. It might hurt…

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  70. AWESOME contest. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  71. Awesome!! Thank you so much for the giveaway!! ^^

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  72. This is an excellent idea and judging by the comments it seems many people agree. It's good to see giveaways that are going to be successful and have more than 5 entries.

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  73. Alas, an amazing contest! At first I believed my eyes had deceived me--it was too magnificent to believe! But now, I have seen the truth, and it is that you are awesome. Thanks for the great contest!

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  74. Oh Pegasus... *sigh* want this book so much :D

    Kathy Reichs's book also looks good, never read a thing from her, but I keep hearing wonders about it.

    Thanks for the contest!

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  75. Thank you so much for the contest! Pegasus must be an incredible book :)

    Congrats for the blog!

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  76. Yay for contests! *crosses fingers for Matched*

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  77. Oh Virals! Oh Pegasus!! What a great giveaway. Thanks! :D

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  78. You've got some awesome ARCs there! I've never heard of The Kneebone Boy but it looks really cool!

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  79. What a great giveaway! Thanks so much.

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  80. Very cool, Shannon! I can't wait to read these books!

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  81. This is great!!! I really want at least one item!! Thanks

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  82. congrats on the followers Shannon! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  83. This is an awesome giveaway! Been wanting to read Matched!

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  84. These books all look so great! I heard about your contest on Myrna Foster's blog. Thanks for a terrific giveaway!

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  85. I'm really excited about some of these books... Even if I don't win one, I'm interested in checking some of them out once they're released.

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  86. Yay, super cool. Wow, I am comment 101!

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  87. Great giveaway thank you very much!

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  88. Congrats on the HUGE following!

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  89. Yay! Scrolling up to fill out for NOW. Thanks!

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  90. Congrats and thanks for the awesome giveaway contest!

    I'd love to read Pegasus, Virals, and Matched.

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  91. What a great contest, Shannon! Thanks!

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  92. Thanks Shannon for being such a doll and giving away so many lovely books! :)

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  93. Thanks for the chance to win! I've been really looking forward to The Kneebone Boy ever since I saw the cover-- its so intriguing!

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  94. WOW! Awesome competition with amazing prizes!
    Thanks for sharing!
    xx
    Dawn

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  95. Thank you so much for this giveway!
    What Can I say?
    It's marvelous!

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  96. What a great assortment of books! Thanks so much! :-)

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  97. congrats on the follower great contest :)

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  98. Wow! Fab giveaway! Thanks so much for making this international! :)

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  99. aweeesome contest. :) and my captcha is "zesti" so that's awesome.

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  100. Congrats on the 1000+ followers! Wow! And thanks for this awesome way to celebrate! :D

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  101. OMG this is a totally awesome contest!!!! So amny great arcs :P Thanks for making it international!

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  102. Wow, a whole bunch of great ARCs. I'd be happy with any of them! And I'll second the thanks for making it international! :)

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  103. OMG INTERNATIONAL!

    Is stalking your blog silently considered 'following'?

    Never mind. I officially follow today!

    Thanks for being awesome!

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  104. Awesome contest! Congrats on reaching 1000 followers! :)

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  105. I enjoyed reading Matched, it was quietly good. One of those books that stays with you and the more you talk about it, the more you love it. Thanks for holding the contest Shannon! You are fabulous!

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  106. Wow! I'm pretty late to the party, #1, but I'm throwing my hat in. Sorry I've been gone so long - it's been a really rough time. I'll get the sidebar post up and the FB link ASAP. You rock, as always.

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  107. awesome contest with awesome prizes! thank you! :D

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  108. Wow!! I'm dying to read Matched! Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

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  109. Thanks for the Mega Epic Awesomeness!

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  110. Thanks for holding an awesome giveaway. I hadn't even heard of the last three books and so may have to add more books to my ever expanding Amazon wishlist.

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  111. Almost didn't make it! What a great giveaway :)

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  112. ooh, I already knew about (and wanted) the first three books but now I'll have to really add The Kneebone Boy to my HUUUUGGE TBR list. It sounds really intriguing.

    Thank you for the contest of fantabulousness

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  113. Great blog - you deserve to be over 1,000 followers!

    And this contest is AWESOME!

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  114. Super contest! Thanks for hosting it.

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