Sunday, October 3, 2010

In My Mailbox -37- Winners, and Swati Avasthi's "Before the Split" Blog Tour and Auction News

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren every Sunday. In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that lets everyone see what books you have received or bought that week.
For Review
1. It Started With a Dare - Lindsay Faith Rech - review.
2. Karma Bites - Stacey Kramer and Valerie Thomas
3. Dead is Just a Rumor - Marlene Perez
4. Once a Witch - Carolyn MacCullough - review.
5. The Secret of Ka - Christopher Pike
6. Fairview Felines - Michele Corriel
7. Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick
8. The World of the Polar Bear - Norbert Rosing

I received a surprise package of books in the mail from Thomas Allen Publishers courtesy of Anita (books 1-5). I had already reviewed 2 of the books, but was happy to receive the titles as I didn't have my own copies of them. (I used the library and netgalley to review them.) Thank you Anita!
I also would like to thank Michele Corriel for sending me her book as part of the blog tour hosted by The Teen Book Scene
Many thanks also goes to Loretta from Simon & Schuster for sending me a copy of "Crescendo" for review. 
I also would like to thank Raz for asking me to be a part of the Green Books Campaign and for sending me a "green book" for review. If you would like to be part of the Campaign, you can find more information here


Both the giveaways for the Wind Warrior Blog Tour, and Scars by Cheryl Rainfield are over. I sent in the 5 finalists from my blog to Cynthia, but alas none of them won the grand prize. :( The finalists from my blog were: ~dab, Cindy, Melissa, Linda and abitnerdy. The grand prize winners, as per Cynthia, were:

Kara Piehl - Basket for Two - from the Book of Secrets Blog
Barbara Platt - Godiva Tier - from the Shibley Smiles Blog
Jan Herberger - Necklace - from the Intense Whisper Blog
Pamela Shockley- $25 Amazon Gift Card - from
Melissa Barnes - $25 Amazon Gift Card - from the Simply Stacie Blog

I'm sad to see that none of my finalists won any of the grand prizes, however Cynthia did mention that she is hoping to have another promotional tour like this one, when her next book comes out.

The winner of a signed copy of Scars by Cheryl Rainfield, as well as 2 bookmarks is none other than Marie from Marie LOVES books

Congratulations to all of the winners! 

Swati Avasthi "Before the Split" Blog Tour and Auction News

To honor National Domestic Violence Awareness month, author Swati Avasthi has combined a blog tour for her debut novel, Split, with a charity auction. Over 40 authors, agents and editors have donated manuscript critiques, personalized books, and more to an online auction that anyone –reader, writer, booklover -- can bid on and buy. All proceeds go to the Family Violence Prevention Fund. In addition to the auction, Avasthi is donating $1/comment on her 26-stop, month-long blog tour, coordinated by Kari Olson at Teen Book Scene. If she reaches her goal and cap of $250, she will double the donation. Follow the tour, get stuff you want, and make a difference.
Blog TourAuction

I think that is all of the news I have today. I hope you all follow along with the tour, and help support this worthwhile cause. If you can't bid on the items, please comment on the blog tour posts. Every little bit helps. :) 

With that said, that is all I received in my mailbox this week, what did you get in yours?


Page (One Book At A Time) said...

Once a Witch should arrive in my mailbox sometime this week!

I loved Crescendo!

Marie said...

Yay!!! Thank you so much for the giveaway! I'm super excited, Scars has been on my wishlist for months!

brandileigh2003 said...

You have great reading to look forward to! I really enjoyed Crescendo and hope you do too. My IMMB is here Have a great weekend!
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Scoot said...

Lots in the mailbox! Exciting. I can't wait to read Crescendo. Enjoy them!