Friday, February 26, 2010

Announcing... 101 Follower Contest!

I've had a lot of ideas for prizes I wanted to share with my readers, but I've been holding out to 101 followers. And now... (cue mental drum roll, please):

Welcome to the 101+ Follower Contest! Tell your friends.  The winner has a choice between TWO fabulous prizes.

Prize One:
I want to support the 2010 debut authors, so I'm giving away some of their books!
All Unquiet ThingsScones and Sensibility
That's All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab and Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland. They're two very different YA books, but they both look intriguing.

Prize Two:
This is something from the novel you all have read so much about on my blog, Shards of Glass. April is always digging through her hobo purse, trying to find her cell phone, her wallet or even a blueberry muffin. Even if she's not always together, what with the whole life insurance fraud/school expulsion mess, her bag always looks together. It looks a lot, in fact, like the 9 West Kendal Hobo:
So there you have it. Your choice of two great debut novels or an adorable bag.

To enter, leave a message in the comments with a way to get in touch, either through your blog or by e-mail. You do need to be a follower to enter. I'll select an entry at random. There are, of course, a few ways to earn extra entries, so here's the scheme:
  • For being a new follower, 1 entry
  • For my vintage followers, +2
  • Follow me on Twitter (give me a hello @guinevererobin), +1
  • Tweet about my contest (again, @guinevererobin), +1
  • Link in sidebar for contest (please leave the linkage), +1
  • Blog post about contest (please link), +2  
That means for new followers, a max of 6 entries, and for old followers, a max of 7. Contest ends March 13th. If you don't mind, please tell me which prize you'd like in the comments, but the winner is free to change their mind!


Christine Danek said...

Great contest and congrats! I will post on Monday.
My blog

Great prizes:)

Jen said...

Happy 103 now!!! Great contest... I would love the two debut novels, I love having books of fellow authors, though the handbag is fabulous!!!

Oh I'll be sure to blog about it and there will be a link. As for twitter I think I might have to actually take the plunge since all of you seem to be on it! :)

Jen said...

You've been linked and blogged about :) I also plan on signing up for twitter this evening so I will have 7 entries! Woohoo!

Krystal said...

I'm a new follower :)

Krystal said...

I'm following you on Twitter!

Guinevere said...

Thanks, guys! Good luck to you all!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Ooh am I considered vintage or am I too new? I think I'd like having a vintage label. :)
I will add you on Twitter and tweet right after I send this comment through.
Congrats on your followers. I'd love the books if I won. But the purse is pretty darn cute.
Karen’s Blog

Nicole Ducleroir said...

Happy 106 Followers, and counting! Congrats :)) I'm already a follower, but I wanted you to know I've added your contest on my sidebar!

Have a fab weekend!

Ellen B said...

Guinevere, I would enter by postage to Ireland on either of those prizes would be insane for you, so instead I'll just say hi and congrats on hitting 101 followers :D

Tere Kirkland said...

Vintage follower, lol, I love it!

Great contest.

Good luck to all who enter!

Nisa said...

Congrats! You're up to 107! I'm happy to be one of your newest followers! Blogging is way too fun and addicting...

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I soooo want those books!

+2 vintage follwer
+1 link in sidebar (

sorry - I don't tweet. :-(

+3 total

Fun contest, Guinevere!

Julie Dao said...

Great contest, Guinevere! Those books look AWESOME. I need to catch up on my YA reading! I am a vintage follower so +2 for me. Wooo congrats on your followers!!!

sarahjayne smythe said...

Congrats on the followers and thanks for the great contest. I'm a new follower over here from Tata's blog and I'll be posting about your contest tomorrow morning. You can see it here:

sarahjayne smythe said...

Oops, I mean Tara's blog, not Tata's. And I'd like the bag if I'm so lucky as to win. :) Thanks.

Shelley Sly said...

Awesome contest. Good luck, all! :)

Tiffany Neal said...

Great contest!! :)I've been known to be a book whore, so I'd love the books. (I can't believe I just said that - but that's the first step to recovery, right - admitting your problems!)

Vintage follower
Twitter follower
Tweeted you!

4 points total!! Thanks!

Erin Kuhns said...

How fun! I'd be totally into the books. :)

+2 Vintage
+1 Sidebar post

Total: 3 entries

Thanks for running this contest. It's always great to support debut authors!

Erin Kuhns said...

Oops...forgot to leave my link:

nfmgirl said...

I'd be happy with either prize!

I'm a new follower!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I follow on Twitter!


nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...


nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Ooh yay, 100+ followers! Congrats! I would love to enter for a chance to win the novels. :) (The handbag is awesome, too, but I don't carry one most of the time).

Vintage follower (love the term!) +2
Sidebar link +1 at my blog:

I'm not on Twitter. Holding out! Lol...
You are welcome to come enter my contest too if you haven't already:

Love your idea to give away debut novels. Can't wait to see who wins!

Lindsey :)

AjFrey said...

Congrats on hitting such a great milestone! Swing by, I'm having a contest on my blogity too. I'll be doing an update on Wed, and will provide a link to your blog then.

Samantha Bennett said...

Just found your blog and love it! Became a follower and will make a blog post today!

Kelly said...

+1 new follower
+1 follower on twitter @kghobbs +1
+1 tweet:
+1 Sidebar:'s on the right under contests.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Southern Princess said...

New follower +1
Twitter @guinevererobin +1
Tweet about my contest +1
Link in sidebar for contest ( +1
Blog post about contest Southern Princess +2

Twitter @southrnprincess

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Falen said...

congrats on the 100 followers!
only one entry for me (but it's a good one...i can feel it)

Kasie West said...

Ooh, ooh, pick me, pick me! :) I'm about to tweet about it. (I'll just retweet the one you just did) and I'm already a follower. Great contest. I so want the purse. I love books, but I'll buy them either way. I rarely buy myself a purse. :)

Terresa said...

OK, I'm a vintage follower.

I'm following you on Twitter.

And...I just Tweeted your contest!!

PS: I'm hosting a contest on my blog, too, The Six Word Memoir Contest...with the prize being See's chocolate chips! Mmm, check it out.

Tracy said...

Pick me!


Tracy said...

Oh, and I'm a new follower.

Find me here!

Kristin Rae said...

Books please!

+2 vintage follower!
+1 sidebar


Natalie Murphy said...

(+2) I'm a vintage follower
(+1) I already follow you on twitter
(+1) I'll tweet about it =)


Those books look awesome, but I've fallen in love with the bag!!

Readerly Person said...


+2 for being vintage.
+2 for blogging (

So that's 4.

- Rebecca

InABox said...

"Vintage followers"...that's cute! I like it. :-) I'll be one someday.

+1 New follower
+1 Twitter follower @whatinabox
+1 Tweet:
+1 Sidebar:
+2 Post:

whatinabox at gmail dot com

KM said...

Umm...purse, duh! lol

+2 vintage follower
+2 blogging about the contest (

Anne Riley said...

Hi! I just found you and I am so glad I did. I am a new follower, I posted about your contest in my sidebar, and I will follow you on Twitter. So I guess that is 3 entries? And here is the link to me!

Tiger Holland said...

Contest looks delightful! I'm terribly interested in both books.

+1 Follower
+1 Follow on twitter (@TigerHolland)
+1 Tweeted contest

So, 3 altogether.


Kelsey said...

I am a new follower.
I follow on Twitter.
I tweeted:
I put your contest link on my blog's right sidebar:

Thanks for the contest and entries! Both prizes are excellent!

angie said...

I am a new follower +1
Following you on twitter @bangersis +1
+1 I tweeted
Thanks for the great contest and congrats!! My email is bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

ally said...

For being a new follower, 1 entry
Follow me on Twitter (@alannah7), +1
Tweet about my contest (i retweeted your tweet about it!) +1
Link in sidebar for contest (, +1

Yay !~
I'd love the novels ;)!

Inked Books said...

Awesome contest!
I'd go with the books if I won.
+1 new follower


Jami said...

Great contest!
+1 new follower
+1 following on twitter (@YAddict)
+1 tweeted contest:


Anonymous said...

HI! its international???


Spav said...

Awesome contest!
I think I would choose the book, but the bag looks great!

+1 New follower
+1 Twitter follower (@Sparima)
+1 Tweet:
+1 Sidebar:
+2 Blog Post:


Kelsey said...

+1 I'm a new follower
+1 I follow you on Twitter (@J_B_B_R)
+1 I tweeted!
+1/+2? I left posted about this on my contests page. I don't know if that gets me one or two extra points


Abby Annis said...

Cool contest! I would love to read those books!

I am new follower here and now following you on twitter @abbyannis.

Tweeted about it here:

Blogged about it here:

So that's 5 entries. :)

roxy said...

Great contest, Guinevere! I'll look you up on Twitter. I read your Shards Of Glass submission on WeBook, and gave it the highest marks. You have such a fascinating premise and have written it out so well. (I put my stories, Charm Bracelet and The Second Life, over there, too.) Have a great week.

Susan Fields said...

Wow - you're up to 142 followers now! Hooray!

I'm a new follower (+1).
I've posted a sidebar link (+1).

lag123 said...

Thanks for this wonderful contest! I would love that bag!
I am a new follower!
I tweeted:

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