Monday, June 13, 2011

50 followers contest!

So in honor of my 50th follower, I'm holding a giveaway for a signed copy of Elana Johnson's debut novel, Possession. Possession was released by Simon and Schuster on June 7 and it's already generating a great deal of buzz in the online blogging community. I had the pleasure of attending Possession's release party, as Elana is a local author. Below is the blurb:

Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn…and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi’s future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they’re set on convincing Vi to become one of them….starting by brainwashed Zenn. Vi can’t leave Zenn in the Thinkers’ hands, but she’s wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous: everything Zenn’s not. Vi can’t quite trust Jag and can’t quite resist him, but she also can’t give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

How to enter:
You must be a follower: +1
Tweet or facebook this contest (leave link): +2
Blog about this contest: +3
Comment on this post with your email: +1
Add up your total points: +1

Enter. You know you want to.


  1. Congrats on 50 followers! I can't wait to read this one. :)
    Follower +1
    Tweet (I retweeted yours--!/katay444/status/80466357065490432) +2
    Comment with email (shallee.mcarthur [at] gmail [dot] com) +1
    Adding up points +1

    Total: +5

  2. 50 followers! nice... I follow you and I tweeted your contest. sign me up for 3pts, and pick me ;-)

  3. Wahoo! I'm #52!
    congrats on the 50 followers!
    THANKS for the giveaway!

  4. Way to steal my thunder! :)

  5. Fine, fine. But my contest is cooler.

  6. I completely forgot about this. o_O Follower, tweeted (!/andregeleynse), address is andregeleynse(at)gmail(dot)com. Added up my points to make 5. :-D

  7. I'll bite :) I've been looking forward to reading this book. I tweeted, too, so I'm at 3 pts.

  8. Follower, commented, and adding up. :] I do believe that's three points. <3 Thank you so much for this. Also, good luck with getting your stories published, I see you have quite a few!!

  9. I follow GFC, I'm @4StephanieD on Twitter.

  10. Great giveaway! :)

    jasperjax2003 at aol dot com

  11. I would LOVE this book. I followed, left a comment with my email (juliecoulterbellon at gmail dot com) and added up. Three points for me! *crossing my fingers*

  12. +1 I am a follower. :-)

    +2 Tweeted:!/shankodonnell/status/81931967733575680

    +2 FB:

    +1 comment w/ email: mrso_d at yahoo dot com

    +1 addition

    = 7 total

    Great contest!! :-)

  13. +1 - Follower! ( GFC = Cheylea )

    +2 - Tweeted! ( Click Here )

    +1 - Commenting with Email: Cheylea120 AT yahoo DOT com

    +1 - Adding points:

    Total: 5

    Thanks so much for the contest!

  14. WOW! congrats on your 50 followers :D that is AWESOME! I have been DYING to get my hands on this book! I've tried to win it a number of times, but no luck yet. maybe you will be my lucky stop! :D Thank you for this chance to win! THANK YOU THANK YOU!
    +1 GFC-tfalick
    +2 Tweeted-!/tfalick/status/81940404815147008
    +1-email tfalick(at)yahoo(dot)com
    +1 adding points

    again, thank you for this chance! I lost all of my books in a house fire, so am SLOWLY building my library back up! THANK YOU!

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  16. Congrats for the 50 followers !!!! <3 that is great ! <3
    I'm a GFC follower - Ishita aka Fishy
    tweet :!/HeyItsFishy/status/81941499763372033
    here is my blog : (and please follow thank you ! )
    total = +6 :)

  17. You're racking up the followers now! I've been waiting a loooong time for this book to come out.
    I'm added +1
    I've tweeted +2 (!/AngMcCallister/status/81957189522173952)
    I've commented +1
    I've added +1
    Total = +5
    Thanks for the contest.

  18. Congratulations on 50 followers and good luck with your book! Yea! I am now following you. In the good way, not the creepy one. I retweeted,!/retweets, but I don't think that's right (I'm new to Twitter). And here's my email So that's 4 points!

  19. Congrats on 50 followers, just hit that myself today, it's pretty exciting.

    GFC Following as Jenn Donnelly
    Tweeted @jdonnelly14

    jennlovesed14 at gmail

  20. Can't wait to read Possession! Thank you so much for this contest!

    +1 I follow via GFC:)
    Total: 2


  21. this book is already worth it just for its cover.
    follow and comment: 2
    plus 1 point for math, which is fair: 1
    total: 3

  22. How is it that I'm only now stumbling only your blog? You are amazing!! Also, this contest is amazing because though I work in a bookstore & have been pushing this book like it's a literary version of crack to every customer that walks into my work I myself have yet to be able to afford my own copy, still it doesn't stop me from promoting it.

    After I comment here I'll be retweeting about this contest, following you on twitter where I look forward to further updates/blogs from you, and my email address is

    • 1 Followed (Ryan / rain_surfer or the girl with the picture of the ocean & dunes rather than having a decent photo of herself)
    • + 2 Retweeting about the contest
    • + 1 Email
    • + 1 Adding points
    • = 4
    I think that's right (points wise not my math skills), I am only running on three hours of sleep & god knows why I'm awake at this hour, I'm gonna guess cause I was somehow meant to see this contest and your wonderful blog :) If I weren't on my phone typing this up I'd cross post about this contest on my Tumblr

  23. I want to enter. You told me I did, and as a follower, I must obey. But I'm too lazy to do much, so I'm commenting, my email is rejects at Q dot com, and that's, uh, dang, have to scroll up. Sooo much work. Three (3) points!

    (You know, when I was eighteen, I got stuck in worldbuilding purgatory and stayed there for ten years.)

  24. It'll be a 100 follower contest before too long -- I'm #72! Congratulations.
    +1 for follower, +1 for comment, +1 for adding

    3 points for me!

  25. Congrats!!

    Follower: Mickey @ imabookshark
    Email: imabookshark AT yahoo DOT com

    Add up points: 5

    Mickey @ imabookshark

  26. Follower +1
    Tweet (!/greisn1/status/82088601772498945) +2
    Blog ( +3
    Comment with email + 1
    Adding total +1

    Total points = 8!


  27. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm excited to read this one.
    total: 3

    kathyreadsthis (at) gmail (dot) com

  28. Sign me up with 5 points (I posted on my Tweet as RoseannesSpot). I can't wait to read it!!

  29. I'm a follower: +1
    I RTed (Tina_Moss) -Tweet or facebook this contest (leave link): +2 - your email: +1
    Add up your total points: +1

    Total: 5

  30. Congrats on your 50+ followers! before you know it you'll have 1000+ :D
    Thanks so much for this absolutely fantastic giveaway. Possession is on my TBR list and I would LOVE to win it! :)
    +1 I'm a follower
    +1 email and comment : evieseo(at)gmail(com)
    +2 Twitted your contest!/SeoEvie/status/82173193942601729

    +1 add your points:
    TOTAL: 5

    THANK YOU!! <3

  31. Thank you for the giveaway!
    GFC Follower: hiba008

    TOTAL: 5

  32. Follower: savanna ucinski
    total: 5

  33. I'm a follower! (+1)
    Blog: (+3)
    Twitter:!/exhalaient/status/82265237511872512 (+2)

    Email: starcrossedlove01 at gmail dot com (+1)

    Total (+1): 8 Points

  34. Count me in! +1 for Follower, +2 for Tweeting, +1 for commenting w/email, +1 for Adding up my points = 5 points!
    It's great to meet you! Your books sound like they have such fantastic story worlds! Congrats on having your book with an editor! My email is
    Elana is fantastic! I've been to many of her workshops at writer's conferences and she's such an amazing teacher and person - she genuinely cares about people and she's so much fun to listen to. Thanks for running this contest!

  35. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I love your blog layout!

    Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

    +1 GFC Follower (ArtsyBookishGal)
    +2 Tweeted:!/ArtsyBookishGal/status/82316416363139072
    +3 Blogged:
    +1 I commented on your post w/ email
    +1 I can add! Woot!

    Total = +8

  36. Congratulations. Thank you for the generous giveaway.


    +1 GFC - Mary Preston
    +1 comment & email
    +1 tally

    TOTAL: 4

  37. I love giveaways!! Thank you!!

    I follow +1 (natasha h)
    I tweeted +1 (!/luvlovemedew)
    I blogged +3 (
    I commented with email +1 (
    I added my points +1 (8)

  38. Thank you for this giveaway! :) I hope it is open internationally because you did not write if it is only for US or not. :)

    +1 I follow your blog via GFC, my GFC name is Nikita

    +1 I am commenting on this post with my email, it is found on the bottom of this comment

    +2 I tweeted about this giveaway:!/bookworm_nikita/status/82466373695053825

    +1 I added up my total points: 5

    Thank you again! :)

  39. I am a follower +1
    My email is +1
    I am adding up my total points so +1
    Overall I have +3 points. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  40. Follower: +1 Book Brunette

    Comment on this post with your email: +1 TOTALLY EXCITED!!!

    Add up your total points: +1 =


  41. Congrats & thanks for the giveaway!
    +1 GFC follower: Miss Lauren
    +2 Tweeted:!/ravishingreads/status/82571510581170177
    +1 My email: misslaurenwilk(at)gmail(dot)com
    +1 Added up points: 5 points

    Miss Lauren

  42. woo congrats on 50! :D
    and thanks for the giveaway ! its super awesome
    GFC : brittkneesaur
    Tweet :!/brittkneeNerd/status/82647828769419264
    5 points :D

    Thanks again!

  43. Bravo on your 50+ follower! A big thanks for the chance at Possession. It sounds like an excellent dystopian read.

    +1 GFC follower: Joanna Ward
    +2 Tweeted about contest:!/Joanna9273/status/82707782234677248
    +1 Commented with email:
    +1 Total=5

    Good luck with your progress on Aillea's Cards. It sounds like an intriguing read.

  44. GFC follower (I am follower 99) (jennifer): +1

    If Canada is eligible then please include me. I am dying to read this book. I am a huge fan of dystopia. And I've heard so much about this book. Thanks!

    Tweet this contest (leave link): +2!/jlkalman26/status/82947533608988672

    Comment on this post with your email: +1
    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

    Add up your total points: +1


  45. Congrats!

    GFC Follower

  46. Hey!!!!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!! It's amazing!!!!! Excited!!!!! *bouncing up and down with excitement*
    Okay. Let me add up my points so I don't write a VERY long message. ;)
    Follower: Yup +1
    Tweet Contest: Yup +2!/Bryanna_Lee/status/88095607205539840
    Blog: Yup +3
    Email: Yup +1
    Total points: Yup 7 +1= 8
    Congrats on getting 50 followers!!!! Actually you have 100 now, so congrats again!!!!!