Friday, July 3, 2009

50th Follower Contest!

Hello all!

I'm very excited that I now have 50 followers, so elated that I've decided to hold my very first contest!

I'm going to give away my ARC copy of Candle Man: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance. Check my review here to learn more about this book.

The Rules:
1. Open to anyone!
2. Please include your email address with your comment.
3. Contest ends Friday, July 17th at midnight CST
4. How to get points:
  • +2 for answering this question in a comment: If you could have any special ability, what would you want it to be and why?
  • +2 if you're already a follower or become a follower
  • +1 for commenting on my review of this book HERE
  • +1 for each time you advertise this contest - sidebar, twitter, blog, etc (Please leave a link!)
If I get more than 50 people entering this contest, I'll throw in a thematic piece of jewelry (more about that later)!


  1. As far as a special ability -- I would like the ability to go back in time to fix some of the really stupid things I have done :-)

  2. I am a follower.

  3. I commented on your review.

  4. Can't wait to read! I would not want his special ability (+1 for reading and commenting on your review) but I would like super speed reading (+2 for answering question). So I'm +4, and I'll try to hype this on my blog if I have time :)

  5. I popped in to say thanks for your comment on my blog, and congratulations on your 50th follower!

    I can't enter the comp, shame but I'm a follower - and tweeting you too, anyway!

    I have some competitions on my site,left sidebar, plus Hachette giveaways due soon!

    Take care,


  6. I would be invisible at will.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  7. Also a follower.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  8. Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog. I apprciate it. =)

    I don't live in the U.S., but that's okay. I just wanted to congratulate you on your growing following. I'll reach 50 too, someday. =)

    Happy 4th of July! Happy Readings! =)

  9. Hi Kristen,

    I don't know what changed your mind about a certain part of the contest, but I sure am glad! =)

    Hmm, if I could have a super power, I'd like to know what people are thinking when I want to. I'd break fights before they start, I'd know what to get as a birthday present, I'd know what my professor is writing down as questions for exams...

    Oops, I wasn't suppose to say that.

    I'm following!

    Now... what was I suppose to do again? ...

  10. Gosh, I forgot to write my email! Silly me...

    Here it is:

    lindanmc (at) =)

  11. Great contest.
    If I could have a special ability it would probably be invisibility. It would be really cool to be invisible sometimes.
    I am a follower.
    I commented on your review.


  12. +2 Intangibility like Kitty Pryde from X-Men. I would never have to worry about being hurt physically and I could pass through walls and walk beneath the earth.

    +2 I am a follower

    +1 I commented on the review

    +2 I blogged about the contest and have it on my sidebar:

    +1 Tweeted about the contest.

    Thanks for the contest!

  13. Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

    I'm also a new Blogger follower.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  14. I would love to be invisible....and fly!!

    adw7984 at gmail dot com

  15. My special ability would be to stop time... so I can read!

    Following + tweettweet

    frootjoos at

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  17. I've placed a link and an image of the book's cover in my sidebar.

    Happy readings! =)

  18. [+2] If I got to choose my superpower I would probably pick having a fantastic memory (mine being not so great).

    [+1] I commented on the book review.

    Andi H.

  19. +2 If I could have any superpower...I'm pretty sure super strength would come in handy one of these days. Imagine: it's no big deal to move all your stuff, you can do any manual job known to man, etc.

    +2 I follow on Blogger!

    Great contest!


  20. +2 Special Ability? Huh.. Well i would choose the ability to generate any power i want, therefore i would not be limited
    +2 Became a follower :)
    +1 Commented on the review :)
    +1 Tweeted about this giveaway

    leslie-lv at hotmail dot com

  21. Good morning! :) This is always a tough question... I think it would have to be the ability to heal. (As much as I would love to say the ability to leap TBR Mountain in a single bound and always, always be caught up on everything I want to read. :)

    I will follow you and congrats on the big 50!

  22. +2 If I could have a special ability I would be invisible. That way I could find out things that I'm curious about without any trouble. :)

    +2 follower

    +1 I commented on your review.

    +1 I tweeted:

  23. Congrats on the 50 followes, actually I just joined as a follower and it looks like its now up to 81! Maybe I need to host a contest to get my numbers up!! =) I haven't heard of this book before, but it sounds very interesting and just the type of book I usually like.

    -Special Ability: Hmmm, I always go around and around with this one. I think it would be magic in general, like Hermione or someone like that.


  24. Hi! I commented on your review so that is +1. I'm also about to Twitter RT@you about this contest, so this is +1.

    What would be my special ability and why? +2

    I think my special ability would be able to telekinesis. I've always found that really interesting, especially in the characters of Carrie in Carrie by Stephen King and Jean Gray from X-Men. The ability to move things with your mind is just so unique and different. I would use this power to organize all my books in my childhood bedroom. Half of my books are in boxes unorganized and the other half is on my LITERALLY falling apart bookshelf. My parents are just waiting for it to fall apart! :-P

    That is +4 and congratulations on having 50+ followers. Awesome job and I love your reviews!

  25. I've just become a follower, and I'd love to be entered :)

    Also, I think my special power would be the ability to regenerate. You can amass almost any kind of knowledge, but it doesn't really matter if you can die so easily, so definitely the ability to regenerate/heal.

    Victoria Schwab

  26. I would like to have the power to travel anywhere I wanted just by wishing for it!

    I am a follower


  27. Thanks for hosting a fun contest (and congrats on the followers!).

    My email address is

    +2 If I could have an ability I think it would probably be to read long as I could turn it off. I think it would be fun sometimes to know what people are really thinking (as long as I didn't have to hear it all the time).

    +2 I'm already a follower

  28. My email is

    +2 If I could have one special ability it would be to teleport myself where ever I want. I can't drive currently and it would be really nice to just pop into NYC or where ever whenever I wanted!

    +2 I already follow (thanks to Emma from Booking through 365)

    +1 I advertised the contest on my blog here:

  29. Email

    I am already a follower!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. I would like the ability to be invisible, that would me a great spy! heh.

    omgitswendy at gmail dot com


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