Sunday, June 3, 2012

Blogoversary Giveaway [INTERNATIONAL]

It's my 4 year blogoversary here at TBQ's Book Palace, and to celebrate I'm holding a month long celebration, full of various posts, spotlights, and giveaways!

Now for my US residents, there are four giveaways during the month of June (one each week tied into the four genres I love).

But for my international readers, I am only doing one giveaway, though it will run the entire time (June 4th-July 1st).

But just because you aren't able to enter the Genre Giveaways doesn't mean you can't still participate in the fun! In fact, I'd encourage you to stop by all the other posts and chat with us. If I had a bigger budget to send those prizes, I would make them international as well. :)

One lucky reader (international) will win a $10 book of their choice from the Book Depository**!

How to Enter:

Mandatory: You must leave a comment on this post--Tell me, what is your favorite genre? Do you read outside of it much? Is there any genre that you have not/will not try? Why?

Mandatory: You must fill out the Rafflecopter's first option (all other options are for extra entries and therefore are not required).

^A note on email addresses: Your email address must be visible to be entered into this contest. Why? This makes it easy for me to contact the winner and therefore get the prize out! Visible means: a) Email is left in your comment (ninja style is perfectly fine); b) Email is visible on your Blogger profile (or other such website--Twitter, Facebook, Blog, etc); or c) Email is used to log-in and fill out the Rafflecopter.

**In order to enter this, Book Depository MUST deliver free to your country. Please check their list! Prize cannot exclude $10, with tax! Prize will be shipped by BD, not me, so arrival time may vary. Prize will not be ordered until after the end of my blogoversary giveaway.

Giveaway open June 4th through July 1st! I will pick and announce the winner Monday morning (July 2nd). Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to check out the rest of the posts! There will be book spotlights, a few author appearances...Come join the rest of the party! :)


Until Next Time,
*TBQ's Book Palace is a member of both the Amazon and Barnes and Nobles affiliates program. By using the links provided to buy products from either website, I receive a very small percentage of the order. To read my full disclosure on the matter, please see this post!


Danni T said...

My favorite genre is definitely paranormal romance, I love all those shifters, vamps, angels, and demons. Very sexy. I'm willing to try pretty much any genre as long as it has a little romance in it. I read lots of Sci-fi/fantasy series. The one thing I have problems with is reading a book in first person point of view. It bothers me a lot for some reason and usually I can't even get through the beginning of the book.


Anna said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Tin said...

My only genre is historical romance novels. (Yes, I have ventured slightly outside of the genre by reading romances with elements of paranormal in them.)

Happy 4th Blogoversary!

The_Book_Queen said...

Thanks, Anna! :)


The_Book_Queen said...

I agree, first person just doesn't work too well in romance novels--or almost any kind of novel for that matter. I've read one or two that weren't bad, but the 1st person POV did still annoy me at times. :)


Unknown said...

My favorite genre is fantasy, hands down, but I do read outside of it. If a book looks/sounds good, I'll read it!

Kathleen O said...

My fav Genre, would have to be Western themed.. I read a lot of comtemporary and historical western themed books..

The_Book_Queen said...

You can't go wrong with historical! I'd be completely content reading nothing but historicals for the rest of my life. Assuming, of course, that they were good historicals!


The_Book_Queen said...

"If a book looks/sounds good, I'll read it!"

That's the spirit! :)


The_Book_Queen said...

Oh, I love a good cowboy/western themed one! I'm a country girl at heart, so I always feel a bit of a connection to these books.


Blodeuedd said...

Happy Blogaversary! Cheers!

Fantasy! :) And yes I always read outside of it as I love so many genres.

I am not a big thriller, mystery fan so I stay clear of those. They just do not interest me, if there isn't anything special in them. Like a historical mystery

elaing8 said...

My favorite is Paranormal Romance and erotic.If the erotic books are paranormal, all the do read lots of other genres too.If the story sounds good I'll give it a try.

Happy Blogiversary!!!

Unknown said...

My favorite has always been historical. But I will say that paranormal is starting to make a close 2nd. I love to read all kinds except horror. I just can't do it anymore.

The_Book_Queen said...

Thanks! :)

I'm with you--thrillers and mysteries just don't do it for me. Now, I can stand a bit of mystery if it's in another genre (some romance novels have some small mystery side-plot). But straight mysteries? Just not my thing.


The_Book_Queen said...

I agree! Really, no matter the genre, anytime two or more of our favorite genres are combined it's always awesome!


The_Book_Queen said...

Yep, paranormal is constantly trying to give historical a nudge out of first for me, too. Some days, a paranormal is the last thing I want to read, other days it's just the opoosite *shrugs* It just depends.

Horror, it's just not my thing either. *shudders* Movie or book form.


Mary Preston said...

Happy Blogoversary!!

Anything Historical works for me - covering most sub-genres.

I can't bring myself to read horror.

The_Book_Queen said...


You're not alone, there! :) Horror is a very popular answer for "no way!" genres! lol


Veronika said...

I read mostly paranormal young adult books, but I love dystopian and contemporary book as well. As about what I would never read...umm, I think horror is not my genre. Too scary for me :D

The_Book_Queen said...

Fantasy YA is another one of my favorite genres, and I still read it, though I'm long past my teen years. :)


Unknown said...

my fav genre : pararom, contemporer romance, and historical romance.
i dont like a horor coz scary for me.
thanks for making international giveaway...
happy blogoversary and success for you

Astri Nasthasia Videlia said...

Hmm.. Hmm... what genre?? it's too much I think.. hahha.. I love Contemporary Romance.. I love Paranormal.. I love Historical R.. I love Science Fiction... I love suspence.. and I love YA too..
pick One.. ?? it's Paranormal Romance and Contemporary... hahha...

I don't know a lot any genre beside I said above... so, maybe I've read all genre.. hihiih..
Thank you for making it International Giveaway...
and.. Happy Bloggoversary!!! ^^

nurmawati djuhawan said...

i love historical romance, paranormal romance and YA.... i don't like horror drama..
thx 4 the giveaway :)

Barbara said...

My fave is probably paranormal romance. But to be honest...if it's a romance...throw it my way and I will most probably read it! LOL!

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Arianne said...

Fave is historical romance and YA. I won't read horror - I'm a baby.

I read other genres if I feel like it, but not horror or middle grade genres.

Melody May said...

I love historical romance, but I will venture out of my comfort zone if it's a good book. I even joined a book club to read other types of books. I tend to avoid sci-fi. Not a fan

Sara M said...

My favorite genre is Urban Fantasy. I also read Paranormal Romance and Paranormal YA. I have more recently gotten into steampunk (both adult and YA) and Dystopian YA. I rarely read outside of these, although I enjoyed Ally Carter's Heist Society (probably the only contemporary I've ever read).

June M. said...

My favorite genres is paranormal romances & erotic romances. I tend to read a majority in these two genres.

donnas said...

My favorite is PNR. But as I read based on mood I will read outside of it.

April Alvey said...

My Favorite IS Paranormal Romance and Historical Romance And Ya YA Romance Paranormal. I Will Read Any Thing But Thoses Are My Favorite.

Tobi said...

I prefer Romance any kind paranormal, historical, cowboy, ya you name it.

I don't like thrillers I'm easily scared if they are too scary then I won't sleep well. LOL

Thanks for the giveaway! <3Tobi

Anonymous said...

I have more than one favorite
Adult and Young Adult Fiction, anything Paranormal, Greek mythology, Irish folklore, and Historical Romance.I don't like to read thrillers.

Unknown said...

I guess, my most favorite genre would be fantasy. But I often read mystery and suspense novels. I also read romance but with a flair like PNR.
My most hated genre would be erotic romance. I know, I'm at the right age to read them(so there's no violation, whatsoever) but I don't think I would like to read such stuff.

Anyway, thank you for the giveaway! :)

Anonymous said...

I never thought I'd read romances (though some erotica was fine), but m/m has quickly become my favorite. I prefer contemporary to historical, and even though I don't mind the occasional paranormal or fantasy book, I don't usually seek it out...


Spav said...

I pretty much read all genres, but my favourites are urban fantasy & paranormal romance.

felinewyvern said...

I love all genres except horror though I find myself reading mostl;y Science Fiction and erotica (weird combo huh?).

The one genre I tend to avoid is the Stephen King Pet Cemetery kind of horror - my imagination is to vivid and it gives me nightmares for weeks if I stray that way.

Texas Book Lover said...

I used to say my favorite was paranormal romance but lately as long as it has romance in it I'm in depending on my mood. Anything from YA I can share with my daughter to erotica.

The only genre I won't read is horror. I don't like to watch it or read it!

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Kathleen O said...

My fav genere is Romance espeically if it is a Western genre...I have read paranormal to. If it is a romance I read it..And I love womans fiction too..

Shadow said...

Hi! My favorite genre is Romance. And no, i dont really read out side of it. I like my HEA. I love paranormal ones! :)