Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Win A Signed ARC of "Secret Society"!

For over a year now, I've been promising to start holding my own contests. And finally, the day has come! :D

Although I've held one other contest (back in June, you may recall, for Dawn Halliday's upcoming release, Highland Obsession), this is the first one where I will actually be the one sending out the copy of one of my books to the winner.

Because I'm the one paying the postage to send it off, I'm going to have to limit the entries to residents of the US and Canada only. Sorry!

I know, you're probably thinking: just get on with it already! Well then, here's all the information about the contest you could possibly need or want! Of course, if you have questions or comments, feel free to email me!




The Prize:
ONE signed ARC of Tom Dolby's upcoming book, Secret Society!


  • As I've said before, you MUST be a resident of the USA or Canada-- I just don't have the money to pay shipping over seas, I'm sorry!

  • In order for your entry to be counted, you MUST leave your working email address in your comment! No email, and your name will not go into the 'hat'. If you do not feel comfortable posting your email in the comment section, you may email me with it instead, but be sure to remind me which comment is yours so I can add you in.

  • If you win, you will have 7 (SEVEN) days in which to contact me with your address information. If I do not hear back from you by the end of that seventh day, I will then put the remainder of the names back into the randomizer and draw a new winner. This person will then have 5 (FIVE) days to contact me, before the process starts all over again!

  • The winner will be chosen from Random.org-- I will put the list of entries in and the first name that comes up will be the winner.

  • No substitutes-- if you win, your prize is the signed ARC of Secret Society. If you already have a copy, please do not enter and allow someone else the chance to read this book. If you find out after you have won that you are already getting a copy of this book from somewhere else, PLEASE tell me and I will draw another name.

  • Though it's not technically a 'rule', I would like to stress that it is a heavy suggestion from myself: If you win this book, please read it and review it! Since this is an ARC, and the book is not released yet, I know the publisher and author would still like feedback. Post it on your blog, on the bookwebsites, it doesn't matter, as long as you do post one.


  • +1 entry: Leave a comment on this post, with your valid email address, to be entered into the contest. Whether or not you do any of the other choices, you MUST do this one!

(Please post all of your entry options in one comment!)

  • +1 entry: If you become a follower after this post

  • +1 entry: If you post the link and information for this contest on your blogger SIDEBAR. Be sure to leave the link to where you've posted it in your comment.

  • +2 entries: If you were already a follower BEFORE this post (I have a good idea of who you are, but please be sure to put this in your comment to remind me).

  • +2 entries: If you post the link and information for this contest on your blog-- it must be an actual post, not on your sidebar! Be sure to leave the link to where you've posted it in your comment.

  • +2 entries: If you post the link and information for the contest on another website (from Facebook to Twitter, forums, wherever!). Be sure to leave the link to where you've posted it in your comment. You can get up to 4 entries (or TWO separate posts) this way.

That's it, I think! I've posted all the ways you can get entries, the rules, and you know what your prize will be (a signed ARC of Secret Society)!

You will have until September 1st at Midnight to enter-- after that, this post's comments will be shut off so you cannot enter anymore. I will tally up the entries and add them into the Random.org list, and the winner will be chosen and posted by the end of the day on Wednesday, September 2nd! (Winner protocol is detailed more in the post above)

Remember: You must leave a comment with your email in order to be entered! All the other entries are extra, and if you wish to do them, put all of your links and info for them in ONE comment please!

Help spread the word-- the more people that enter, the more likely I'll start doing more contests on my blog in the future! I need to know that there will be a fairly big turn out of interested people. :)

For my review of Secret Society, click HERE!


Until Next Time,
The Book Queen


  1. I enjoyed reading ARC'S, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

  2. Count me in... However, I am at work right now... So I will be back to actually post everything... I just wanted to say "Hats off to you for your contest"!!!!
    I shall return!!! =) With more chances for my name to go in the hat... because you know I WILL pimp you out on my side bar for SURE!!!
    Hope you are having a great Tuesday!

  3. Awesome thanks!
    +1 follower
    +1 linked to sidebar

  4. +1 I'm now following you!


  5. Congrats on having a contest! And thanks for being so generous as to pass on this ARC. I will definitely review it if I win, so count me in!

    JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. Okay... I am back.. I am a follower... I have posted about it, and it is on my side bar. And I was already a follower before this post!
    and here is my link to my place
    http://alliwantandmore.blogspot.com/2009/08/contests-and-so-much-more.html where it is posted!


    I hope you get a lot of traffic!!! I have pimped you out!!!
    Thanks for having this contest!
    I hope you had a great day and have a wonderful tomorrow!

  7. I have been looking forward to this book coming out. Count me in!



  8. This sounds like a really fun book. I'd love to read it, and I'd review it on Goodreads. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    +1 I'm a new follower!

  9. Sounds interesting. Please include me.

    I am a new follower.

    Posted on the sidebar here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  10. Sounds great! Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  11. I just became a new follower of your blog.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. This book looks like one that I would enjoy reading. Please enter my name. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. I am already a follower of your blog.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. count me in please

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  15. sounds like a fun book. thanks for hosting the contest.

    please enter me.

  16. oh, and I'm going to follow your blog now as well.

    okelberry dot chris at gmail dot com

  17. Please enter me! dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

    Not sure about the follower. I already had you in my Google Reader but I also just becaume a Google Connect follower.

  18. +1 kristina1nina@aol.com
    +1 follower
    +1 sidebar http://itsjustmeitsjustme.blogspot.com/
    +2 post http://itsjustmeitsjustme.blogspot.com/
    +2 link http://pulseit.simonandschuster.com/_Contest/blog/594070/107649.html
    +2 link http://twitter.com/coderedcoderedj

  19. ive been waiting for this :)


    Thanks :)

  20. Thanks for the contest!
    +1 Became a follower


  21. This book sounds so fun!

    thanks for the entry

    +1 new follower

    gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

  22. sounds like a good read, please enter me


  23. +1 entry: If you become a follower after this post

    +2 entries: If you post the link and information for the contest on twitter:


    Thanks! Reggie :-)

  24. +1 entry: follower
    +1 entry: on sidebar
    +2 tweeted about it

    Please, please enter me! I have been dying to read this book!!!!!


  25. +1 became a follower

    Brittanynoelle (at) gmail (dot) com