Monday, November 3, 2008

The Book Giveaway Carnival! Over $655 in Books and Goodies!

Site ~ Bitten By Books

Well, we know how much you ALL love free stuff, especially FREE BOOKS, so be SURE to mark your calendars for the Bitten by Books BOOK Blog Carnival event! The carnival starts at 8:00 am Central time Monday November 3rd and lasts ALL WEEK and ends on Sunday November 9th at 11:59 pm Pacific time. Comments are closed until the carnival starts. :)

The winners will be contacted and announced sometime the week of the 10th. You will have to give us some time to sort through all of the hundreds of entries. Thanks for your patience on this.

Unlike the Haunted Bloggy Carnival, this one is ALL about books and book related items! We have some great prizes coming your way. Here’s a sampling of just a few of the prizes our blog will be offering up next week. It is a smaller carnival, so it should be a breeze to do your entries. International entrants welcome!

Keep checking back here daily, because the list will GROW larger as more companies join in on the Book Blog Carnival fun! We already have over $655.00 in prizes lined up! Be sure to stop by the main carnival page here to see all of the participating blogs!

If you would like to contribute a prize and promote your books or business, please email us through our CONTACT FORM.

Now I bet you are wondering just how you can win some of this spectacular loot! There are a TON of ways to win. Do to different states laws you MUST be 18 to enter. You do NOT have to have a blog to participate.

OH!! and if you like FREE STUFF, be sure to stop by our Freebies Page!

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CONTEST INFO

Readers, here’s how to enter the contest. You can do ONE OR ALL of these things, and each one will give an additional entry and thus MORE chances to win. Check next to each contributors page to see if there are MORE ways you can get chances win.

1. Join the NEW Bitten By Books Community and start a page to talk about all things paranormal fiction! Meet authors, join in on upcoming contests an more! You can have your own blog where you can post about THIS contest (and that gets you an entry). You can start groups and chat in our forums as well as participate in live chat. Best of all it is FREE. Paranormal authors come and start fan page for yourself! Here’s the link! Sign up and join in the fun!
http://bittenbybooks.ning.com/
You get 10 additional entries for joining our community!

2. SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter here on the right hand side of the site. You MUST verify your subscription via the email the site will send you. Unverified subscribers will not be entered into the contest. This option is for new subscribers only.

3. Post this blog post in it’s entirety with a link to our contest on your blog, groups, forums or websites and you will be given FIVE additional entries to win for EACH place you post. You MUST post the links where you have shared the info in one response here in this thread. The more places you post the event, the more entries you get, so spread the word! NOTE: Don’t worry if your post doesn’t show up right away or you get an error message, the spam filter on the site will catch it if there are too many links. I will approve your posts so no need to worry, if this happens please don’t post your list multiple times. Check back later in the week to see if it is up.

4. Make a purchase between 10/27-11/2 from ANY or all of the retailers / book sellers participating on our page (see list below) and send us a copy of the receipt for your purchase to: racoo.smith @ gmail.com (no spaces) for an additional FIVE entries. You get entries for every purchase you make. Be SURE to put BBB Contest Entry in the subject line so it doesn’t get lost in our spam filter. NOT valid on past purchases.

5. Check every contributor’s prize listing below for a way to gain additional entries. This is an easy way to get more chances and really increase your chances to WIN!

6. Add us as your friend on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/bittenbybooks

or Add us as your friend on Facebook: http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614064436

Be sure to mention that you are friending us for this contest so we know to enter you! ;)

7. Make a purchase from the Bitten by Books store here: http://bittenbybooks.com/?page_id=5 and send us a copy of the receipt for your purchase to: racoo.smith @ gmail.com (no spaces) for an additional TWENTY FIVE entries. You get entries for every purchase you make during the week. Be SURE to put BBB Contest Entry in the subject line so it doesn’t get lost in our spam filter. NOT valid on past purchases. The entries are per purchase not per item you purchase. So, if you place multiple orders during the week you will get 25 entries for each order. We can and will verify that you purchased the items from our store.

8. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BittenbyBooks

Be sure to mention that you are friending us for this contest so we know to enter you! ;)

9. Stumble, Digg or share the post with any social networking sites. There is a button right at the end of this post that says “Share” that you can use. :)

10. Twitter the URL for this event throughout the week: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=1752

11. Add Bitten by Books to your blog roll or links page: http://bittenbybooks.com if you leave our link up permanently you will always be entered into our contests automatically. Just be sure to stop by each contest we hold and leave the link to where it is.

12. Invite ALL of your friends! If your fiends come and post here and say you sent them, they get TWO entries and you get TWO entries! They have to tell us who you are so we know who to give the entries to. You can invite as many people as you want and get all the extra entries!

13. Read through the Bitten by Books blog and find your favorite review and come back here and post the LINK to it. One favorite review per contestant please.

14. Read through the Bitten by Books blog and find your favorite reviews. Then leave a meaningful comment IN THE REVIEW post that shows you read the review, not just a post that says “sounds good” or “nice review”, a couple of sentences would be great! Simply share your thoughts, ideas or opinions and show the author some love. You can do this as many times as you like. One additional entry per meaningful comment.

Be sure you leave a valid email and your name AND COUNTRY when posting here so we can contact you if you are the winner. We will contact the winners and request your first/last name and a valid email which we will give to the retailer whose prize you have one. It is up to the individual retailers to award your prizes. If we do not hear back from winners within one week of contacting you, you prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen. We reserve the right to delete any inappropriate or inflammatory remarks or comments. Bitten by Books is NOT liable for prizes that are not delivered, awarded or lost in the mail. It is the sole responsibility of each contributor to honor their prize obligation.

And last but certainly not least A BIG thank you to our fabulous contributors!!

Here is the list of AMAZING prizes you are trying to win!

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Dreamspinner Press - 4 each $25.00 Electronic Gift Certificates to their website AND 1 - Paranormal Book Set including: Alliance in Blood by Ariel Tachna, Cursed by Rhianne Aile and Children of Bacchus by Andrew Grey. All signed by the authors. Five winners. Valued at $139.00. Worldwide shipping
http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/***ADULT CONTENT***
“Publishers of m/m romantic fiction.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Dreamspinner Press site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.

Charlotte Boyett-Compo - 20 electronic copies of her books. Twenty winners win one book and can choose from the following titles: WindKeeper, WindSeeker, WindWeeper, WindHealer. WindReaper, WindDreamer, WindBeliever, WindDeceiver, WindRetriever, BloodWind, DarkWind, EvilWind, NightWind, WyndSheer, WindBorn, In the Wind’s Eye, Shadowlord, Prince of the Wind, DesertWind, Taken by the Wind. Valued at $120.00
http://www.windlegends.org/
“Where dark fantasy slips into the arms of his readers.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Charlee’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that page and the title of the book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Ricki Marking-Camuto - A grab bag of 9 romance novels sure to warm you on cold winter nights. Valued at $71.00, US shipping only.
http://www.theetailerreviewspot.blogspot.com/
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Ricki’s Blog and pick your favorite post, then come back and post a LINK to that post here. Only one choice is necessary.

Frank Say - 4 autographed copies of his book Nine Lives. Four winners. Shipping worldwide. Valued at $64.00
http://www.franksay.com/
“Announcing the release of debut novel, Nine Lives.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Frank’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that page and the title of the book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Kim McDougall - 10 Luminari flasks. 10 winners. Valued at $50.00 shipping to US and Canada.
http://www.kimmcdougall.com/
“Between the Cracks Fiction”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Kims’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that page and the title of the book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Bitten by Books Review Site - $20.00 Amazon.com Gift Card

Diane McEntire - A prize package including a $20.00 Walmart Gift Card, t-shirt, cap, pen and other goodies. Valued at $30.00. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.dmcentire.com/ **Adult Content**
“Paranormal, Western, Action/Suspense, and Historical Romance”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Diane’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that page and the title of the book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Katie Bug - is a Nature Tea for One Set. It includes a 15 oz pot with a 8 oz cup and saucer. Both have the larger handles for easier pouring. I will also throw in a few goodies that I have received from some of my favorite authors. Valued at $25.00, US shipping only.
http://katiebugdomesticdiva.blogspot.com/
“My own site where I post anything that pops into my head.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Katie’s Blog and pick your favorite post, then come back and post a LINK to that post here. Only one choice is necessary.

Mayra Calvani - 1 copy of The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing, nonfiction, ebook, value $5.00
http://www.slipperybookreview.wordpress.com/
“The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing was written not only with the aspiring reviewer in mind, but for the established reviewer who needs a bit of refreshing and also for anybody-be they author, publisher, reader, bookseller, librarian or publicist-who wants to become more informed about the value, purpose and effectiveness of reviews.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Mayra’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to the book page and the title of the book you would like to read. Only one book choice is necessary.

Dawn McClure - Electronic ARC of Azazel, a paranormal romance, coming from Samhain November 25, 2008. Valued at $4.50
http://www.dawnmcclure.com/
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Dawn’s site find the novel page and tell us the name of the second book listed on that page, then come back here and post a LINK to that page and the title of the book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Tabitha Shay/Jaydyn Chelcee - An Amazing prize package including: 2 books, “Witch’s Moon” and “In the Arms of Danger” in E-format.There is adult content in both books. Signed copies of these two book covers and signed post cards. Valued at $15.00. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.tabithashay.com/
“Witches, wizards and things that bump in the night. Hot cowboys who make the Wild West seem tame.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Tabitha’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to buy the book and the title of the book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Rose Pressey - A free download of her e-book, “Me and My Ghoulfriends”. Valued at $5.50
http://www.rosepressey.com/
“Paranormal Romance Author”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Rose’s site find the book page and then come back here and post a LINK to that page and the title of the book she has coming out. Only one book choice is necessary.

Virginia Hendricks - Two prizes, two winners. 1 copy of Candace Havens book: Charmed and Ready AND A lovely swag bag with lots of goodies from various authors. Valued at $20.00. Worldwide shipping.
“Reviewer for Bittenbybooks.com”

Madeleine Urban - One Madeleine Urban-Abigail Roux eBook gift pack: “Caught Running”, “Love Ahead”, and brand new top-reviewed release “Cut & Run”.
http://madeleineurban.livejournal.com/ ***Stories are of an adult nature***
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Madeleine’s site find her booksand pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that page and the title of the book. Only one book choice is necessary.

C.A.Milson - 5 e-books of his novel, The Chosen. 5 winners. Valued at $30.00
http://authorcamilson.blogspot.com/
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Chris’ Blog and pick your favorite post, then come back and post a LINK to that post here. Only one choice is necessary.

Chrissy Munder - Two Chrissy Munder ebook gift packs (one each for two lucky winners) containing 3 of her short stories - Brush with Desire, Bridge of Dreams and Business Before Pleasure. Valued at $12.00
http://www.chrissymunder.com/ ***Stories are of an adult nature***
“I’m a m/m author celebrating the love, laughter and desire found in the relationships important to us all.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Chrissy’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that page and the title of the book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Skyla Dawn Cameron - 1 print copy of her novel Bloodlines and one electronic download copy of her novel River. Two winners. Valued at $21.00. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.skyladawncameron.com/
“Step out of the light…and into my world.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Skyla’s site find the Novels page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that page and the title of the book. Only one book choice is necessary.



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