Monday, September 28, 2009

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A Book Blogger's Diary

A Book Blogger's Diary

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings: Huge Birthday Celebrations for October!

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings: Huge Birthday Celebrations for October!

Sweeps4Bloggers - Giveaway $50 Gift Certificate for Red Envelope

Giveaway for $50 Gift Certificate for Red Envelope a fantastic site for gifts, and presents to yourself! Contest Ends October 3rd, I believe.

Live Laugh Love and Bloggings: Michael Buble` "Crazy Love" CD Review & Giveaway

Live Laugh Love and Bloggings: Michael Buble` "Crazy Love" CD Review & Giveaway

Allisons Bookmarks Giveaway "Beat The Reaper"

What a great book, you have to check out this giveaway!

How to Tame a Modern Rogue - Giveaway!

This sounds like a really fun read. Giveaway open until September 30th!

Write for a Reader: Winter's Tail Book Giveaway

Write for a Reader: Winter's Tail Book Giveaway

Popin's Lair: Guest Post: Marc Blatte + Giveaway

Popin's Lair: Guest Post: Marc Blatte + Giveaway

book-a-rama: Cleopatra's Daughter Giveaway

book-a-rama: Cleopatra's Daughter Giveaway

Harry Potter Boxed Set 1-7 Giveaway! Celebrate Banned Books Week!

Harry Potter Boxed Set 1-7 Giveaway! Celebrate Banned Books Week!

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Sweeps4Bloggers: Giveaway - King Arthur Flour Brownie Mix Ends 10/3

The Flour is Organic and Wonderful! Check it out.

Starting Fresh: Book Giveaway: Show No Fear by Marliss Melton#comment-form#comment-form

Starting Fresh: Book Giveaway: Show No Fear by Marliss Melton#comment-form#comment-form

Reminder – 11 fabulous giveaways that end on September 30th, 2009

Reminder – 11 fabulous giveaways that end on September 30th, 2009

The Plumbers Wife is Giving Away Five Copies Of "A Highlander's Temptation"!

http://theplumberwife.blogspot.com/

A Highlander's Temptation by Sue-Ellen Welfonder - visit link above to enter contest for one of five copies.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Plumber's Wife: Cobweb Corner - Giveaway!

http://theplumberwife.blogspot.com/2009/09/cobweb-corner-giveaway.html

191 Unlimited Men’s Shirt Review and Giveaway (5 winners)

191 Unlimited Men’s Shirt Review and Giveaway (5 winners)

Sweeps4Bloggers: Giveaway - The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J Randy Taraborrely - 3 Winners - Ends 10/3/09

http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/09/marilyn-monroe.html

Monkey's Momma: Jeanne Beatrice Baskets: A Review and Giveaway!

http://monkeysmomma.blogspot.com/2009/09/jeanne-beatrice-baskets-review-and.html

Creative Madness That Makes Me Myself

Blogaversary #19
Giveaway of the book "June Bug" by Chris Fabry

June Bug believed everything her daddy told her. That is, until she walked into Wal-Mart and saw her face on a list of missing children. The discovery begins a quest for the truth about her father, the mother he rarely speaks about, and ultimately herself. A modern interpretation of $lt;i>Les Miserables$lt;/i>, the story follows a dilapidated RV rambling cross-country with June Bug and her father, a man running from a haunted past. Forces beyond their control draw them back to Dogwood, West Virginia, down a winding path that will change their lives forever

Monday, September 21, 2009

EarthLust Stainless Water Bottle Review and Giveaway

EarthLust Stainless Water Bottle Review and Giveaway

My Guilty Pleasures: Giveaway~Permission Slips by Sherri Shepherd

My Guilty Pleasures: Giveaway~Permission Slips by Sherri Shepherd

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Simply Stacie: Envirosax Review & Giveaway

Simply Stacie: Envirosax Review & Giveaway

A Bookworm's World: Enter to Win a Set of James Patterson Pageturners

A Bookworm's World: Enter to Win a Set of James Patterson Pageturners

Bloody Bad: Secrets of A Christmas Box Review and giveaway

Bloody Bad: Secrets of A Christmas Box Review and giveaway

The Story Siren

The Story Siren

Books and Needlepoint: Code Blue! Win Beat the Reaper!

Books and Needlepoint: Code Blue! Win Beat the Reaper!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Yankee Romance Reviewers: A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You, and A Little Bit… WHO? by Loucinda McGary

Yankee Romance Reviewers: A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You, and A Little Bit… WHO? by Loucinda McGary

Win An E-Reader From Irex Technologies!

I would love to find an e-reader which also would read the text to you when you were too tired to read it! There is a contest on for an e-reader that will be coming out soon and you can read about it here: http://bookbloggerappreciationweek.com/index.php/site/comments/win_an_ereader_from_irex_technologies/

Friday, September 11, 2009

Simply Stacie: Eden Fantasys Review & Giveaway

Simply Stacie: Eden Fantasys Review & Giveaway

A Journey of Books: TO TEMPT THE WOLF Giveaway

A Journey of Books: TO TEMPT THE WOLF Giveaway

Nikola's Book Blog: Giveaway: Ms. Taken Identity by Dan Begley

Nikola's Book Blog: Giveaway: Ms. Taken Identity by Dan Begley

Guest Post with Carolyn Brown - LUCKY IN LOVE

Guest Post with Carolyn Brown - LUCKY IN LOVE

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A Journey of Books: CLEOPATRA'S DAUGHTER Giveaway

A Journey of Books: CLEOPATRA'S DAUGHTER Giveaway

Mom - Musings: Review: Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran

Mom - Musings: Review: Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran

Beauty Reviews & Giveaway - SIRJJ Organics | The Review Broads

Beauty Reviews & Giveaway - SIRJJ Organics | The Review Broads: "to"
Giveaway: Julie and Julia by Julie Powell

I am so excited about this book! As I was getting ready to buy myself a copy, I realized we haven't had a giveaway for awhile here on The Sweet Bookshelf! I want to give one lucky reader out there a copy of Julie and Julia by Julie Powell!

What do you have to do to be entered you ask? This is easy!
Just leave a comment with your email address!

If you would like an extra chance at winning this novel:
+1 become a follower and let me know about it.
+1 if you advertise this giveaway on your blog, either on your sidebar or a post!

Please let me know all in one comment please! Good luck!! Contest ends Thurs Sept 17th

Title: Julie and Julia
Author: Julie Powell

Summary:
Julie & Julia is the story of Julie Powell's attempt to revitalize her marriage, restore her ambition, and save her soul by cooking all 524 recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I, in a period of 365 days. The result is a masterful medley of Bridget Jones' Diary meets Like Water for Chocolate, mixed with a healthy dose of original wit, warmth, and inspiration that sets this memoir apart from most tales of personal redemption.
When we first meet Julie, she's a frustrated temp-to-perm secretary who slaves away at a thankless job, only to return to an equally demoralizing apartment in the outer boroughs of Manhattan each evening. At the urging of Eric, her devoted and slightly geeky husband, she decides to start a blog that will chronicle what she dubs the "Julie/Julia Project." What follows is a year of butter-drenched meals that will both necessitate the wearing of an unbearably uncomfortable girdle on the hottest night of the year, as well as the realization that life is what you make of it and joy is not as impossible a quest as it may seem, even when it's -10 degrees out and your pipes are frozen.

Inspired and encouraging, Julie and Julia is a unique opportunity to join one woman's attempt to change her life, and have a laugh, or ten, along the way.
Guest Post by Eddie Godshalk at Simply Stacie


Home buyers and investors often make their home purchase and property investment decisions based solely on appraisals and MLS-based information about housing prices. They assume that those sources provide accurate and reliable information that reflects the true market value of the properties they intend to buy, and all relevant current local information. However, this assumption is very incorrect.

Appraisers have been under tremendous pressures from mortgage brokers to overstate home values. These pressures were especially evident during the past decade, given the exceptionally aggressive mortgage lending that lead to the creation of the housing bubble. As appraisers receive over 95 per cent of requests for their services from mortgage brokers, it is obvious that many succumb to the pressures and artificially inflate housing prices. Moreover, appraiser can inflate home values by ignoring problems or comparing appraised homes with inappropriate comparators. As a result, if they rely on appraisals alone, home buyers may actually pay more for a home than what a home is actually worth. And in fact, many buyers actually did.

The Home Value Predictor™, which looks at current local socio-economic, demographic, and financial forces behind the changes in home values at the block level, is thus a more reliable indicator of actual values of homes at any particular time in any specific local market. It is also more useful as a decision-making tool than the information provided from appraisers or MLS sources because it offers a perspective into future trends in housing prices.

More in my new book The Missing Keys to Thriving in Any Real Estate Market.

About the Book:

Title: The Missing Keys to Thriving in Any Real Estate Market

Author: Eddie Godshalk


Eddie Godshalk, author of “The Missing Keys to Thriving in Any Real Estate Market” reveals the information that was missing, that caused the housing and financial crisis. There are over 350,000 markets in the US. Have you ever wondered where to find current local information?

The current housing crisis is caused by a lack of quality relevant local information and a lack of due diligence on loans and loan packages (MBS). Can the sub-prime housing market crash occur again in your town? Noted Real Estate author, analyst and lecturer Eddie Godshalk, fore-warns that the answer is yes, because the loan approval process is currently encapsulated with only a few profiles of three to six month old data. There is no consolidation of local meaningful data to mitigate risk. “To conduct meaningful real estate due diligence, you need to know how one block compares to another block and the surrounding blocks and use updated current information,” states Eddie Godshalk, Author of The Missing Keys to Thriving in Any Real Estate Market and CEO of Silicon Valley, basedValue Predictor, LLC.

For more info, please visit Eddie Godshalk's website.
the smart one and the pretty one

4 The Love Of Books Creative Madness Anniversary

http://myheartbelongs2books.blogspot.com/2009/09/creative-madness-anniversary-giveaway-3.html

Serendipity Book Reviews: 9/11 Giveway!

Serendipity Book Reviews: 9/11 Giveway!

J. Kaye's Book Blog: Hachette Book Group Audio Giveaway: THE SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE by J. Randy Taraborrelli

J. Kaye's Book Blog: Hachette Book Group Audio Giveaway: THE SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE by J. Randy Taraborrelli

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Be a Winner - Megan Hart


So I realized I have a new book coming out in just a few days (though I know there are people who have found it out there in the wild already) and I figured I should probably get the word out. So, here’s the deal…I’m going to give away 15 copies of the book! Pleasure and Purpose! How can you get one?

Be one of the first 15 to feature the book trailer for Pleasure and Purpose on your blog or website! That’s it. Easy.

Here’s what you do: embed the code for the trailer (find it at http://blip.tv/file/2473582) and send me the link to your entry at readinbed AT gmail.com with CONTEST in the subject– I’ll reply with what number you are. If you’re in the first 15, you get a copy of Pleasure and Purpose and I’ll send it to you when I get my copies. (I don’t know when it will be, probably sometime in September.)

If you’re not in the first 15, don’t fear. For everyone who features the video on their websites or blogs after the first 15, you’ll be entered into a drawing to also win a copy of Pleasure and Purpose.

Contest ends one week from today, September 4th, and I’ll let you know if you won a few days after that! To Enter Go TO Megan Harts Blog -
http://www.meganhart.com/blog/2009/08/28/be-a-winner/

Another Fantastic Competition and Winners!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Another Fantastic Competition and Winners!

To celebrate the success of The White Queen and its release, LivingSocial and Simon & Schuster are giving away a trip to London and other great prizes. This is a very exciting contest, and I would love it if one of our readers won!



Grand prize package [Retailed at about $4,000US]:

• Roundtrip airfare for two to London; hotel accommodations for 3 nights in the Strand Palace, located in the heart of London’s Theatreland

• Tickets for a dinner cruise on the Thames

• A day tour of the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral

• Day trip to Windsor Castle and Runnymede

• $200 American Express Gift Card

1 first prize winner
• Will receive an e-reader loaded with The White Queen e-book

1 second prize winner
• Will receive a leather-bound edition of The White Queen

They have also updated The White Queen widget with new videos!

Go to this site monthly to win!

Access Romance Writers Contests - Win books, flats, gift cards, and more!
Go and enter each of the authors contests from their page! Do this monthly!!!
http://www.accessromance.com/contests/index.php

Contest with Maria V. Snyder


Guest Blog, Chat and Contest with Author Maria V. Snyder


Posted: 01 Sep 2009 07:59 AM PDT

Maria is giving away FIFTEEN autographed copies of Sea Glass 13 to US readers and 2 international readers.

Hello All!

Thanks to Rachel and everyone at Bitten by Books for having me back! I’m thrilled to be here again, and this time we’re celebrating my latest release, Sea Glass! This is the second book in the Glass series and the story picks up right where Storm Glass (Glass Book #1) left off. I always wrap up a main plot line in all my books regardless of where they are in the series, but Sea Glass is closely tied to Storm Glass and I suggest you read Storm Glass first.

Sea Glass further explores Opal’s glass magic and explains more about the illegal blood magic. In my world, a person’s soul is a magical energy. Everyone has a soul, therefore everyone has magic. However, only magicians can draw in threads of magic from the blanket of power that covers the world. When they pull this extra power, they can use it to light fires, move objects, read another’s mind, to heal, etc… And a few, like the Master Magicians can do all of them. Opal can’t use her magic to do any of the things listed, but she can trap it in glass. This trapped magic, can then be used by other magicians.

Blood magic is similar to Opal’s glass magic. Instead of trapping magic in glass, it traps magic in the magician’s own blood. Then the blood can be drawn and when it is injected into another, that person can become a magician. If they are already a magician, then the blood will make them more powerful. The Daviian Warpers mixed the blood with ink and tattoo it into their skin to increase their magic. Eventually, and with enough blood, a person could achieve enough power to be a Master Magician.

So why are there only three Master Magicians in Sitia? Blood magic is very addictive. Once a person starts using it, he desires more and will do anything to get it. Outlawed long ago, the various rituals needed to use blood magic were eventually forgotten. Until a Daviian Warper learned the steps from the Fire Warper, who had been banished to the fire world a long time ago.

It wasn’t until after I had created this blood magic that I realized how closely the addictive nature of it resembles today’s illegal drugs. But unlike drugs, blood magic gives a person the ability to do magic.

If blood magic wasn’t addictive – would you want to have magic? If so, what would you do with your power?

Note from Brenda - follow the link in the heading to find all of the ways you can win!

HP Notebooks Giveaway!

HP Notebooks Giveaway

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 12:01 AM PDT

This dad blogger is giving away two HP notebooks. Today is the start of the HP Back to School: Better Together Giveaway on my dad blog. Thanks to Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and Timbuk2, Daddy Forever is giving away a HP DV6 Laptop, a HP Mini 110 Netbook, and a Timbuk2 notebook bag to one lucky winner. If the winner is located outside of the USA, a HPShopping.com credit will be given for the value of the notebooks companion bundle. My contest runs September 2nd through September 6th (Pacific time: UTC-7 time zone). The winner will be announced on Monday, September 7th. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prizes (be sure to look for the winner announcement on Monday).

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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Hearts on Fire Books Scavenger Hunt

From September 1st through 30th

We are having a ‘cyber’ scavenger hunt

All you have to do is stop by 15 websites, which we will provide for you.

As well as answer the questions that pertain to each site and click submit after you have filled in your answers.

Prizes will be drawn & awarded on

October 1st

PRIZES:

Grand Prize winner: 3 eBooks of the winner’s choosing from the Hearts on Fire website

1 winner

1st Place winner: Print book of Sweet Redemption by Nicole Morgan

1 winner

2nd Place winner: 1 eBook of winner’s choosing from the Hearts on Fire website

3 winners

3rd Place winner: Coupon for a free eBook with the purchase of another eBook purchased at Hearts on Fire website

3 winners

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