Thursday, April 2, 2009

Willow is Out Today: Romance Contest



An aspect of Willow that many people might not realize right away is the romance, the love. Willow and Guy, though both dealing with a lot, do start a relationship and it's an important part of the story and really helps lighten things for us and Willow.

Because of that, I decided to do another contest that goes along with this theme.

Rules:

If you buy the book by April 30, you get entered to win two books (this is seperate from the huge giveaway, so you could win both or one or the other...just depends on your luck!).

If you don't buy the book and simply comment on this post, you will be entered to win one book.

Winners: One winner (who bought Willow) will get two books of their choice.

One winner (who may or may not have bought the book, but commented here!) will get one book of their choice.

Ends: April 30 (last shot to enter either giveaway)

Open too: Since the big giveaway is International, this one will be too! Take advantage, there might not be one again for a little while as it's expensive.

Prize Choices (Adult titles, all Romance in some way):


Night's Rose by Annaliese Evans

Salt and Silver by Anna Katherine

Stolen Magic by Esri Rose

The Magic Knot by Helen Scott Taylor

Dangerous Prey by Lindsay McKenna

Undying by V.K. Forrest

Kiss & Hell by Dakota Cassidy


NOTE: These are all ARC (advanced reader copy) versions, not the final published copy. Some of these have already been released, while a few are due out from April to June. I think the newest is Kiss & Hell by Dakota Cassidy.

Why do I have these? I review books for Romance Times Magazine. Two a month actually, and I decided to give some of my copies away in a contest.

51 comments:

deltay said...

Oh wow, that's wonderful.

Happy Release Day Julia! Have an AMAZING one =)

Polo.Pony said...

Congratulations Julia! That's so awesome! I bet your excited!

Thanks for the contest!

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

This sounds so cool!

behapppppppy(at)hotmail(dot)com

Book Junkie said...

I already bought Willow. Cool contest.

cullenwan2b@yahoo.com

Pissenlit said...

*sigh* Looks like Canada has to wait 5 more days till Willow comes out.

Erika Lynn said...

Happy Release Day!! and I just got my copy a few hours ago and I am so excited. photographic proof to come!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Erika Lynn: Oh yay, I'm glad it arrived. Definitely email me with the photo when you can.

Pissenlit: Aww...that's a bummer. I hope you can get it when it does come out though!

Book Junkie: Awesome, did you enter the other contest?

Ann: Thanks!

Polo.Pony: You're welcome. :)

Deltay: Yes yes, she needs to have a blast!! I told her she had to go out and celebrate.

-Lauren

donnas said...

Happy Release Day! Congrats!!

cupcakewitch said...

Happy Release Day! Woo! I need to get down to the store!

Steph Su said...

Yay for Willow Release Day! By the way, that picture at the top of the post is absolutely adorable. It's the kind of thing I'd print out and tape up to my dorm room wall. :)

katie said...

I would love to be entered. I haven't bought the book yet but I will comment again once I do for my second entry! Congrats again, Julia!

Diana Dang said...

Happy release day =))

Adele said...

This Aussie unfortunately cannot present a receipt which is annoying because then I would have the book. (Temper tantrum being summoned).

I think this is a great idea though. If I were to be lucky then Lauren you already have my fabulously unique email adddress :)

Regardless, thanks for allowing me to be a part of this launch celebration.

bridget3420 said...

I haven't bought Willow yet but I'd still like to enter the contest.

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

Nora said...

Happy release day! I'm keeping an eye out for Willow everywhere I go.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Nora: Yay, I'm so glad. I hope you find it soon.

Bridget: Sure thing, and if you do, you'll be entered to win two!

Adele: Aw, thank YOU for helping out and I hope you can get the book at some point, but you're entered for the one book for sure!

Katie: Gotcha, and awesome for buying the book! Whoohoo!

Steph: I know, right? I thought it was adorable and it made me think of Guy and Willow, so I had to use it.

Cupcake: yes yes, go go go!

Michelle Kuo said...

Yay Happy Release Day! :)

I would love to enter!

michelle.kuool(at)yahoo(dot)com

H said...

Happy release day! And thanks Lauren for letting us all enter. I've wanted Night's Rose since the epic rat mentioned it on her blog.

Tiqa Khairi said...
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Tiqa Khairi said...

I would love to enter both the contest, but I'm afraid Willow won't be here in Malaysia until June. I know, how tormenting. I'd buy it on Amazon, but Im kind of short on money :(


But the contests sounds really good.

Enter me, enter me! :)

the_rulez(at)hotmail(dot)com

Becky said...

I "preordered" the book and it is on it's way to me as I type this *squeals with delight*.

I did enter the other contest (which by the way is how I found out about the book) so please enter me into this contest as well.

Thank you so much. Hopefully I will be happily reading it this weekend.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Becky: Yay, I hope it gets to you soon. I'm always anxious when I order books online. Oh, that's awesome that's how you found out about the book. And yep, you're entered in both now! I hope so too! Enjoy!

Tiqa: Aw, that is a bummer but hopefully the time will go by fast, and you are entered for the one book!

H: No problem at all, best of luck!

Michelle: And entered you are. :)

-Lauren

Ruth Schaller said...

Congrats on the release! That just has to be the best feeling in the world!

Llehn said...

Yay! Willow's finally here! I've heard so much about this book from other blogs that Ill be looking out for it on the bookshelves!

Lesley
lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Wrighty said...

Congrats! That's so exciting! I can't wait to read it. Please include me in the contest and thanks!

5wrights1[at]verizon[dot]net

Jake said...

congratulations.

jakewoodworth@gmail.com

NotNessie said...

Please count me in!

gypsyrover21(at)yahoo(dot)ca

katie said...

I just bought the book! I plan on entering the big contest later tonight!

katieb206@gmail.com

Valorie said...

This is an exciting day. And you're giving stuff away. :D That's nice of you.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Leslie said...

Congrats on the new release Julia. :)

Meg said...

I am so jealous of all the people who have already bought the book...Just need to wait for my next payday! But I'd love to be entered as one of the non-buyers :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Thanks for entering everyone. And I hope those of you waiting for Willow get it or can buy it soon...and if you aren't, well why not??? lol

Amy said...

oh what a cool contest!
theodoragroger@yahoo.com

shelburns said...

What a great contest! I did buy the book, pre order, and am anxiously awaiting it's arrival. I entered the HUGE contest and would love to enter this one.

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

Bcteagirl said...

Thanks for the contest, these sound like great books :)

Mishel said...

I bought Willow and it arrived Saturday =) You can check my blog post for Book Arrivals 7.0

Thanks so much,

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

olympianlady said...

I haven't bought the book yet, but it's on my list for when I have a book buying budget available again. Thanks to the economy, I don't know when that'll be. It does sound like a great book though, from what I've heard.

tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kate said...

When I work up the money, I'll buy it, which may be a while as I'm officially broke. I haven't seen it in shops yet. Is it out in the UK yet?

The Book Girl said...

Awesome contest :-) I bought Willow and now am anxiously awaiting a free moment to read it >_< I have so many reviews I was asked to do and I feel like I need to do those first... but maybe I can sneak it in ;-)

blue_eyed_girl426@yahoo.com

Cheryl said...

I didn't buy this yet, but when I do I will comment again! Until then, I would love to be entered.

mamagirlx (at) hotmail (dot) com

ReaderGirl said...

Oh I love free books! ^^ I havn't gotten the book yet though so one entry for me! :P

dissectingperfection said...

I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book! But until I do, here's my entry:

mya.rooney@gmail.com

nightdweller20 said...

Ooh, this is a very nice contest! Thanks for the opportunity, and please count me in!

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

quelleheure4 said...

Thank you for the chance to win the book!
quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

Max Brown said...

I'd love to be entered! Thanks!!!

Max.

max.e.brown.94@gmail.com

nfmgirl said...

I'd love a chance to win. Please count me in. Thank you so much!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

wanda flanagan said...

please enter me Im a paranormal addict I cant get enough

kim said...

Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest
Kim
zoeyredbird9@gmail.com

babygirlG said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks!

MJ said...

That's great!

Thanks!

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

blackroze37yahoo.com said...

love to be enter!