Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Thank You For Your Patience Giveaway!

I'm officially slammed with deadlines and a WriteOnCon live event and email backlog and packing to go out of town again (this time not work related--yay!) and just general AHHHHHH!!!!! So I probably won't be blogging much this week.

I feel like a broken record for saying that because I've been gone so much recently, thanks to ALA. (I'm really starting to miss you guys--and I can't wait to get back in the habit and catch up with you all.) But I'm hoping you'll bear with me for one more week while I battle to get things back to normal. And I wanted to reward you guys for sticking by me, so I decided a contest was in order. So I hereby launch: The Thank You For Patience Giveaway!

I picked up a LOT of ARCs at ALA--most of which are still on their way to me via UPS (stupid holiday mail schedule!!!!). But I carried a few of the most precious ones home in my suitcase, and--even though it kinda kills me to do it--I wanted the prize to be something extra special.  So I'm giving away *sniffles*  my ARC of a HIGHLY anticipated book *cries* coming out very soon. Maybe you've heard of it:


Yep--I'm parting with FOREVER, by the ever-awesome Maggie Stiefvater (who will be chatting with WriteOnCon tomorrow--have you marked your calendars?) THAT'S how much I love you guys.

And just in case you somehow don't know about Maggie's amazing books, here's the blurb for FOREVER:

The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stievater

In Maggie Stiefvater's SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. In LINGER, they fought to be together. Now, in FOREVER, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.


Yeah--you know you want to read it. In fact, I know this is a book you're probably all DYING to get your hands on, so I'm going to make this a quick contest, so I can draw the winner before I head out of town.

To enter, make sure you follow my blog and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm PDT on Thursday, July 7th. I'll draw one random winner and post their name on Friday July 8th. International entries welcome. And if you're desperate for this prize and want more chances to win, I'm willing to give out one additional entry if you tweet, blog, or post on Facebook about this contest (so if you do all three, that would mean you'd have a maximum of 4 entries.) Just let me know what you did in the comments and I will tally your entries accordingly.

Ready?
Set?
GO!!!!

And make sure you come hang out with Maggie (and the rest of the fabulous Merry Sisters of Fate) at the WriteOnCon Live event tomorrow night at 9pm EDT!

Have a great week!

71 comments:

  1. So jealous you got to go to ALA! I'm a librarian, we were hoping we'd be sent over there. Hehe.

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  2. I would love to win the book!!

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  3. I just want to know what your husband does for a living. And whether they're hiring.

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  4. I'd love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. Wooo Hooo! Thanks for the chance to win Forever Shannon! I'm absolutely dying to know what happens. After all, I do have a huge weak spot for a certain yellow-eyed wolf! (Crossing fingers)
    follow on GFC
    tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/BritneyWyatt/status/88217103903109120
    shared on FB: facebook.com/britney.m.wyatt

    britneywyatt[at]gmail[dot]com

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  6. I would love to read this book.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  7. awww, you don't have to apologize. You do SO MUCH for the wtiting blogiverse and we appreciate every inch of it.
    And throw my name in the drawing please!

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  8. Enter me please :) :) :)

    themgowl at gmail dot com

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  9. SO excited for this book! What a generous giveaway! How can you bear to part with it???

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  10. omg awesome! pick ME!! - xo, gina

    gina dot carey at gmail

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  11. Ooooo, a shiny copy of FOREVER???

    Pick me, pretty, pretty, pretty please!!!

    I love hearing about your conference adventures~ thanks for the giveway :)

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  12. Please drop my name in the hat! I can't wait for this book!

    mrs.which (at) gmail.com

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  13. Can't Wait for this book!! :)

    -Meredith
    mmabelo@gmail.com

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  14. follow on GFC

    shared on FB: http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=234726556552301&id=221391264552497

    sidebar: http://blackplume.wordpress.com/

    blackplum3(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks!

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  15. I love this series. I would love to read this book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  16. OMG!!!!! now i really want this ARC!!!!!

    posted on twitter-

    http://twitter.com/#!/readreviewreply

    so 2 entires.....I NEED THIS ARC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. forgot my email


    sk8lyn123@aol.com

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  18. You rock, Shannon! :) You are always so generous!

    I can't WAIT to read this! Maggie spins such amazing stories.
    hiawassee04ATaimDOTcom

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  19. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed!
    andreat78@yahoo.com

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  20. Love the giveaway :D I really hope I win.

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/tammyb_28/status/88275312328196096

    I follow your blog: tammyb_2810

    tammyb_2810(at)yaho(dot)com

    :)

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  21. Awesome, thanks for the giveaway! I followed the blog using my twitter account , hominidrunner, and tweeted :

    http://twitter.com/sw_messenger/status/88261306708279296

    -Yolande
    candycane16 @ roadrunner . com

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  22. I can't wait to read this book.

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  23. I can't wait to read this book. I'd love to win it! Thanks for the chance.
    probablyreading(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Keeping my fingers crossed! I'd love to win!

    Tweeted giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/#!/SW_Messenger/status/88261306708279296

    Thanks!
    Madison Garber (@madi_garber)

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  25. I would LOVE to win this :D Thank you. <3 I didn't do any of the extra stuff, but I do follow you on GFC as Carina Olsen :)
    Love, Carina ~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

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  26. I'd love to win!

    magabygc at gmail.com

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  27. iwishicanwish@gmail.com
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Oh and. Type in the same e-mail account to see what I tweeted on Twitter.

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  28. Dying to read Forever! Thanks for the giveaway! Google follower- Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Kimberdee/status/88305611665711104

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  29. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/ChaceLilyVale

    (Also, I'm a GFC follower under chacelilyvale)

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  30. I'm really looking forward to this one. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC name:Erinberry
    tweet:http://twitter.com/#!/Erinberry12/status/88312087830474753

    erinberrry12 at charter dot net

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  31. Yikes! Thank you for the chance to win FOREVER!!

    Follower. My GFC name is Cherry.

    Re-posted your giveaway at: http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2011/07/win-forever-at-shannon-whitney.html

    Twitted: http://twitter.com/cherrymischivus/status/88311409674436608

    FB: http://www.facebook.com/cherrymischievous/posts/114052705354781

    Buzzed: https://profiles.google.com/cherrymischievous/posts/1ccXe4gHWGx

    Have fun at your trip!!

    Cherry Mischievous
    cherrymischif-soldier [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  32. really looking foward to this book. :) I loved shiver and linger.

    aprilchaug@gmail.com

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  33. OMG! i would love to win this ARC! i love this series so much and it would mean so much to me if i won it! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

    Email: fangirl18@live.ca

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  34. Loved your posts/tweets/facebook updates when you first arrived to NOLA!

    The South I am sure welcomed you west coast-er with gracious hospitality...or if it didn't let me know..I'll holler at em for ya! ;o)

    Would love to win!

    clsbarr(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. I love this series and want to win this so bad! Thanks for the chacne.

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/Emma015/status/88326150711029761

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000188700801

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

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  36. Hope you get a moment to catch your breath soon! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/kangaru/status/88327196111929344

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  37. I can't wait to read Forever!

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/Sparima/status/88334529248501760

    Total: 2 entries

    spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I love this series and I can't wait to read it.

    mjlnmorris[at]gmail[dot]com

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  39. I've definitely heard of this one. Thanks a TON for the giveaway!
    rivkarno1(at)hotmail(dot)Com

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  40. Thanks for the chance yay! ^^
    jessy.wicked[at]gmail[dot]com

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  41. This is a great giveaway. Thanks. I've been wanting to read Forever forever.

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  42. Thank you so much for the giveaway! You're right, I'm dying to get my hands on this! :)

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Entre_Libros/status/88403845545345024
    FB: http://www.facebook.com/entrelibros.blog/posts/114194515342170

    entrelibros_blog at hotmail dot com

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  45. DYING FOR THIS BOOK YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

    Tweeting about it @elixing right now, too!

    alleviating(at)gmail.com

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  46. I don't know if I would have been able to give it away, I've been pining to read this book for ages. You're alot stronger than me!

    Thanks for the contest!

    jennapomme[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  47. We'll be waiting for you so don't worry! AND thx for this you're awesome

    blog(tumblr)
    http://reading2alba.tumblr.com/post/7290346541

    Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/alba_solorzano/status/88453012326064128

    Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/BookPics/202240359806867?sk=wall&filter=2
    -Alba-

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  48. I was really surprised how much I enjoyed Maggie's writing. Her words can be really beautiful at times, and always heart felt.

    Thanks for the comp.

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  49. I am so excited for this book, I can't wait to see what happens next! Thanks for this chance!

    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

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  50. Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to International entries.

    Much appreciated.

    I Follow via GFC.

    Please enter me.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  51. I have already told you how jealous I am about ALA, but I totally forgive you for forgetting about us (but that's mostly because I like ya). :) I have Facebooked and tweeted (the fact these are now verbs make me a little sad).

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  52. Super jealous!! Thanks again :)
    Follower

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  53. Thanks for the great give-away. Those books are awesome!

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  54. That is so awesome you went to ALA! I tweeted about the contest (@chersti) and added it to my FB wall. I'm really excited about this book!

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  55. I can't wait to read that! I'm also super excited for WOC.

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  56. Sounds awesome. Would love to go to ALA someday, maybe when I don't have so many responsibilities at home.

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  57. Ahh, Forever! The ending of the trilogy! *so sad* I'd love to enter, please :)
    (GFC Follower)
    I tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/justeena/status/88659465498394625
    justeena_25 at yahoo dot ca

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  58. I would LOVE to win this book!

    leebee19(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. What a great giveaway! thanks for the opportunity. Hope all is well with you.
    lisadgibson(at)live.com
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

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  60. I would love to win! I am going to a signing in Minneapolis in a couple weeks - it would be great to bring it with me! Thanks for hosting.
    Please enter me - I am an old follower.
    bevsharp@desch.org

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  61. Please count me in :) I follow via GFC quixoticdreamer

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  62. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/QuixoticWeetzie/status/88698198201335808

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  63. Awesomness count me in!!

    tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/laurabooknerd/status/88736742663917569

    lgmorales18@gmail.com

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  64. Wow - this is one generous giveaway! And I love this series, so put me down for an entry, pretty please.

    And have fun on your upcoming trip!

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  65. Thanks for the giveaway! Count me in please :)
    stellarbookblog[at]gmail[dot]com

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  66. So generous of you!! I'd love to win ~ please count me in! Thanks, Shannon - :)

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  67. Uh uh uh! I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to this book! I can't believe it's just a few days till its release day. :)

    Needless to say, this giveaway is made of awesome.

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  68. Looking forward to reading this. Hope you get a real break soon.

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  69. Thanks so much!
    texas_gal45(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  70. Count me in too! Thanks for the chance! wilsondev(At)gmail.com

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