Friday, November 6, 2009

Spread the Love, Win a Kindle

A couple of months ago something strange happened. The Universe gave us a Kindle. I know it's random, but unfortunately we aren't at liberty to disclose any further details, and no, it's not "hot." The point is that we have in our possession a shiny new Kindle still safely ensconced in its clever little package.

We thought about selling it on Ebay to pay for our Prosecco and Twizzler habit, but that would be really bad karma. The Universe has given us a Kindle, we can't just turn around and sell it to the highest bidder.

Now that we've officially announced the sale of The Haunting of Pemberly Brown (Sourcebooks Spring 2011) I guess it's pretty obvious that Good Vibe Week actually worked. After much deliberation (i.e. a five minute phone conversation) we've decided that in order to thank all of our amazing readers and friends for helping us build up a flurry of good karma, we're giving away the Universe's Kindle.

Here's how you can win:
  • This contest is only open to people who are following our blog. Not a follower? Well, that's easy to fix, just click the follow button up in the top left hand corner.
  • All blog followers will automatically get one entry in the contest.
  • If you comment on this post you will get a second entry.
  • If you blog about this contest and post a link in the comments section of this post you will get a third entry.
  • The contest ends at midnight on Friday, November 13th.
  • We will load all of the entries into an Excel spreadsheet and assign each entry a number.
  • We'll use the Random Number Generator to select the winner.
Good luck and spread the love!

296 comments:

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Shellie Braeuner said...

This is so great!! I love when nice things happen to nice people,

Shellie Braeuner said...

Here is the link to my blog. I have to say, if you don't want to give me another entry, I would understand. I rarely blog, so almost no one reads me. BUt here is the link: http://shellieb.blogspot.com/2009/11/kindle-contest.html
Thanks

Huguette En said...

Awesome giveaway!! This should bring tons of good karma :) Thanks for the chance!

Lynnette Labelle said...

Wow! Lots of comments today. Wonder why? ;) I'm so curious how you ended up with that Kindle. Quit teasing us!

Crossing fingers, saying a little prayer, doing the hula dance (hey, can't hurt, right?)

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle@blogspot.com

Casey Something said...

Congratulations!

Karma all around!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Woo-hoo! It just so happens a Kindle is my Christmas wish this year - for real! I'm thrilled for you both and I love your cool new button. Thanks for the great give-away!

www.shannonkodonnell.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I am following as pams00 :)! What a great contest you ladies have! Congrats on your upcoming book!

Pam S
pams00@aol.com

Anonymous said...

posted to my facebook - facebook.com/pams00

direct link i think -
http://www.facebook.com/ajax/share_dialog.php?s=99&appid=2309869772&p[]=1329505888&p[]=171893612310

Pam S
pams00@aol.com

The Scarf Princess said...

+1 This is so nice of you to do! Thanks so much and I'm crossing my fingers and toes that I win!

+1 I'm a follower (Jody F)

enyl said...

I would love to win a Kindle. I wonder if textbooks are available as e-books.

I'm a new follower.

enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

Dawn Simon said...

Congrats on the sale of your book! :)

BTW, I came via Tamika's blog.

Asylumgirl said...

Thanks for passing on the good karma guys. *crossing fingers & toes on this*
I'm following of course.

Deidre

Asylumgirl said...

I posted on my blog.

http://gothicasylum.blogspot.com/2009/11/hot-kindle-giveaway.html

Deidre

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in. I am now a follower.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

dancealertreads.blogspot.com said...

Thanks so much for sharing!

I'm a follower a new one!

dancealert at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's amazing! Count me in please!

Kim said...

Hey, ladies. I just linked back to this post on my blog. Good luck with the followers!

Anonymous said...

Great contest! I just joined as a Follower.

Melissa

s7anna said...

That's pretty darn cool of you to do this. Good on you! I'm following your blog and through Google Friend Connect.

Congratulations on your new book. Wish you best of luck with future projects.

Happy Reading
Anna Shah Hoque
s7anna@yahoo.ca

JennyMac said...

AWESOME doesnt begin to define you. What a giveaway. How much do I love Kindle?

booklover0226 said...

Thank you very much for the generous giveaway.

Good luck, Folks.

Tracey D

Abby Annis said...

Congratulations! Great contest!

Blogged about it here:
http://abbyannis.blogspot.com/2009/11/cant-leave-you-guys-alone-for-second.html

Kimberly Derting said...

LOVE. THIS. CONTEST!

Here's my link: http://kimberlyderting.blogspot.com/2009/11/oh-almost-forgot.html

Editor Cassandra said...

Win a kindle? I there!

thatwemightfly AT gmail DOT com

Great blog, btw, it's nice to find others who write with passion.

Rebecca Knight said...

OMG!!! I'm so happy that your book SOLD! :D I literally just screeched out loud in excitement and scared my cat. Congrats, you two!!!!!!

Also, SWEET contest! Thanks for paying it forward, guys ;).

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

I'm a new follower and I'm entering!

Reesha said...

Such generous hearts you have!
The Universe clearly has excellent choice.

I blogged about the contest! Yay!

http://emergencymetaphortechnician.blogspot.com/2009/11/possible-kindle-winning.html

Hope you guys are having fun! And congrats on the first book signing! :D

Editor Cassandra said...

I've written a post about the contest!

http://camarshall.blogspot.com/2009/11/contest-alert-win-kindle.html

thatwemightfly AT gmail DOT com

Thanks!

Word Verification: pyroonts - Pirates that wear pantaloons? Or Pyromaniacs that wear pantaloons?

Jessica said...

What a great contest. A good way to get new followers too. :)

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the contest. I hope some of your good karma comes my way! I could use it :)

+1 for comment
+1 for being a follower

Jennifer
jennlynn77(at)gmail(dot)com

Riles said...

Congratulations and excellent contest.

Natalie said...

Holy smokes! Apparently giving away a Kindle automatically raises you to Nathan Bransford comment levels!

Unknown said...

I just got my blog post up :)

http://novelsduringnaptime.blogspot.com/2009/11/side-effect-of-nano-i-feel-like-my.html

Sherrie Petersen said...

Holy crap, chicas! This comment list is growing as fast as your followers! I'm back to let you know I blogged about this fabulous contest so I'm here to claim my third entry =) You guys Roeck!

CrystalGB said...

Awesome contest. Thank you for the giveaway.

Anya said...

WOW thats soo sweet of you guys;)
im a follower and well..this is my comment haha

Robin Lemke said...

I just saw the news about your book deal on Miss Snark's First Victim. Huge congratulations!!

justJoan said...

Congrats on the upcoming book release!

justJoan said...

I've posted links on my blogs.

http://authorwithin.livejournal.com/58038.html

http://authorwithin.blogspot.com/2009/11/want-to-win-kindle.html

Congrats again.

Unknown said...

Sign me up!

Karen Kincy
www.karenkincy.com

Rebecca Leigh said...

That's awesome, and congrats on the book! Whoever wins can read it on their kindle!

michelle said...

What a great contest! Thanks.
Here's the link to my talking about it on my blog:
http://amillionemptybranches.blogspot.com/2009/11/win-kindle.html

Unknown said...

I'm a firm believer in the "Spread the Love" good karma philosophy. Congrats on your book deal! I've added it to my goodreads.com TBR list!

emeraldcite said...

Congrats on the sale! Saw this posted on Miss Snark's First Victim site. Glad to see success coming out of it! Gives all writers hope, no? Good luck with the release. I know every day leading up to it will be full of excitement.

Unknown said...

Wow. Amazing! Thanks guys!

Little Ms J said...

Alright, you sucked me in. I linked you on my blog, but I did it in my own special way.

*insert evil laugh*

http://msjwrites.blogspot.com/2009/11/those-bitches-lisa-and-laura.html

Robin said...

Whoopeee! Hope I win! Congrats on your book deal, look forward to reading it!
zebandrobin@hotmail.com

VB Tremper said...

I love Twizzlers, too! Hoping some of your good karma will rub off on me, not just about the Kindle, but also signing with an agent and getting a book contract. I'll keep eating the Twizzlers - and writing! Thx!

Unknown said...

Grats to your success.

E.M. Kokie said...

Lisa and Laura,

I remember your entry in the Secret Agent contest...so glad to see your success. Congratulations!

Emily

Rose McCauley said...

Hi LIsa and Laura, this is a new site to me so I signed up to be a follower. I got over here by way of Miss Snark's site. Congrats on the sale. I would love to win the kindle so I would be the first in my family to have something like this. I'm a techno-challenged granny, so would love to tell my kids and grandkids that I won this--of course, they might have to help me work it! LOL

Emily said...

Congratulations on the book!

Doreen said...

Very cool idea, and very awesome of you to spread your good karma through the internet-universe!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your book deal! Sign me up :)

Doreen said...

Here is my link!

http://realitycoveredinchocolate.blogspot.com/2009/11/yes-im-double-posting.html

LisaP said...

So happy for you both. I remember reading your work on Miss Snark's First Victim and loved it then.

Dani. said...

Good thing going with the Good karma. It'll pay off in the long run. :)

Vincent Kale said...

Congratulations!

I've added your blog to my list and posted a shout-out as well. Thanks for giving me a reason to make time to post again!

http://vincentkale.blogspot.com/2009/11/good-news-for-people-who-like-good-news.html

I wish you the best of luck and success in the future!

~VK

JEM said...

Gasp! What a fantabulous idea! I will quickly rush over to my blog and blog about your content. Huzzah, free things!

JEM said...

*Pant pant hands on knees pant* Just got back from my blog, whew! Here you go, lovely ladies: http://jem5.blogspot.com/2009/11/me-likey-free.html

Baked up fresh for you!

Carol Burge said...

What a cool contest! I do believe what comes around, goes around, and you guys have a LOT of good karma coming around!

Huge congrats and best of luck with your sale to Sourcebooks! What an accomplishment - Woo-hoo!

Miss Rainy said...
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Miss Rainy said...

Congratulations and much continued success! Linking you up to my blog now!

http://wanttobepublished.blogspot.com/

Andrea said...

Wow--you have great Karma coming your way!

I am a follower.
And I blogged about the contest here.

belle2211(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to read your book. And I'd LOVE me a Kindle!

marivee at yahoo dot com

I'll be following you!

Emma said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your book getting published!!! Please enter me in the giveaway.Have a great week.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

DarcyO said...

Congrats on your book deal and thanks for the wonderful Kindle giveaway. I am a new follower.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Gail said...

A follower I shall be! Way to go on the book deal! You have great karma going with this Kindle contest. I hope my Karma mojo is working!

Rachel said...

Well this is awesome! Also good luck with the book =)
+1 Follower
+1 Commenting on this

ras1513[at]hotmail[dot]com

Thanks!!!

Simcha said...

Where is everyone getting these free kindles from? Well, I certainly want one!
I just became a follower and I mentioned the contest on my blog:http://blog.42scifi-fantasy.com

Lisa Katzenberger said...

Just read about your success on Miss Snark's First Victim. Congrats!

LynnRush said...

How exciting. I love hearing stories like this. Congrats.

lynnrush [at] cox [dot] net

Raven said...

Coming to you via my friend Elana J and just became a follower! Congrats on the sale of your book and thanks for sharing the universe's love!

Valerie Geary said...

Best contest EVER! I am now following, posting a comment and added a link to the contest on my blog.
http://valeriegeary.blogspot.com/2009/11/stop-presses.html
Now... if only I could figure out a way to rig your random number generator contraption...

Michelle McLean said...

What a fun contest :D

I'm already a follower, I'm commenting, and here is the link to my blog post about it:

http://michellemclean.blogspot.com/2009/11/wanna-win-kindle.html

And congrats on your book's publication!!

Hailey Miller said...

Totally awesome! Thank you for this amazing chance to win a Kindle! I'm indescribably excited! Fingers crossed!

Hailey Miller said...

Blogged about this awesome giveaway in a post at
http://gimmethatbookbeforeipunchyou.blogspot.com/2009/11/win-kindle.html

Diane said...

This is an awesome contest!

Congratulations ladies!

Diane said...

And now, I've blogged too! :) Yay!

http://mychaoticmess.blogspot.com/2009/11/and-another-one.html

Beth (BBRB) said...

Ooh! Lovely idea! Yea for good karma!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Jen said...

Thanks for having a contest! What a fun way to ensure your continued positive karma. :)

I am a follower of your blog

JenR
booklvrjen AT gmail DOT com

Conda Douglas said...

My goodness, a free Kindle and a new wonderful site to follow! What a great idea!

Yvette said...

Congratulations on your book! Hope some good luck comes my way too!

Amanda Bonilla said...

There's kindle love all over the web! I blogged about your giveaway today along with another site that's sharing the joy!
http://amandaskeyboard.blogspot.com
BTW-missed you over at Extraordinary Ordinariness for the short story contest! Suzanne and I loved your entry last time!

Unknown said...

Wow, me wantum Kindle!

Congratulations on your book deal! I'm wondering on the physics behind the Kindle being given to you by the universe - did it drop from a FedEx plane in midflight? Appear in the mail in a mysterious package with a coded message? Materialize with a cryptic notecard from Captain Kirk explaining it was to save the Whales?

Hmmm... food for my Nano. Must.write.now.

Kathryn Hupp-Harris said...

286 comments? I thought only Nathan Bransford had this much blog chatter. :-)

Congrats! Good karma indeed.

Kerri Cuev said...

Congrats on the book deal ladies! How exciting! Love your blog and glad I stumbled across it! Can't wait to read your book!
Kerri

Amber Murphy said...

+2 entries for me!

This is the most awesome giveaway ever.

I sort of don't want to blog about it because it will totally screw with my odds of winning.

Shout out to Elena J for posting a link, which is how I found out about the contest.

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow! Kudos to you for spreading the Universe's good will around :)

SAVanVleck said...

Congratulations on your debut novel The Haunting of Pemberly Brown. That's exciting.

SAVanVleck said...

Always happy to spread good news and a neat contest. Here's my link:
http://savanvleck.blogspot.com/
You are linked on November 12, 2009

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hey there! The Universe called, well e-mailed actually, and reminded me that your contest deadline is upon us. So here is my comment and my post:

http://triciajobrien.blogspot.com/2009/11/universe-and-you.html

AND, unbelievable as it may be, I just realized I never made myself a follower, so that has been remedied. Yay!

JESSJORDAN said...

Oh my dear ... How did I almost miss this?!?

Love you guys. Awesome contest.

(*Waves magic watch in front of your eyes and convinces you to stop this silly contest-ness and just mail me the Kindle, already!)

Anonymous said...

This contest is an amazing idea and of course, fabulous publicity for your book.

I'm convinced that not only do I lack luck, I am gifted with anti-luck. It's a special gene that repels good fortune and opportunity.

However, my rare genetic disorder doesn't stop me from trying!!

Thanks!!

ivanova said...

This is genius! I hope I win, but either way I will be reading your blog!

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