Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday Madness Maggie Stiefvater AND the OMG contest topped with Awesomesauce

Yep, you read that right. First off let me tell you that I had the opportunity to meet the Maggie Stiefvater (who's book LINGER just debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List) and drool all over her. She didn't even have me arrested. In fact, she took this picture with me. So, forget all those werewolf and fairy books, I've met the real Maggie and I know what she really is.


Um, yes, it is possible she's unaware of this development. Ahem.

Let me get to the important part... See, I got both SHIVER and LINGER signed and then I got to thinking about how much love I have for all of YOU. Soooo, I will very generously offer BOTH of my own personal copies of these SIGNED BOOKS as a prize for the winner of my newest contest.

Here's how to enter:

1. Be a follower +1 for new followers +2 for old.

2. Leave a comment letting me know how to contact you if you win and if someone else sent you here (if you are named as sending a new follower you get +2 just for that)

3. Tweet about this contest +2

Here's where it gets complicated (because it's me, so it can never be simple mwhahaha):

You must do at least ONE of the following to participate and the most creative will be featured here on my blog in two weeks time when I announce the winner. OH and the most creative will receive an extra 25 entry points for your efforts.

1. In your comment, tell me why you must own these books. +2


2. Blog or vlog about why you must win these books and link back to this contest. +10 (you must let me know in the comments with a link to you so I know where to find it).

ALSO please add up your entry points (other than the extra 25 for the most creative). I can't be held responsible for poor math skills. :)

Do it by Friday 13th of August because that is OBVIOUSLY the deadline. As I said I will announce the winner on Monday the 16th and feature the most creative entrant on Monday Madness. If you've already had that honor? I'll contact you and let you decide who should receive that highest of honors. SOUND GOOD? I hope so. GOOD LUCK!


  1. Wow - fabulous contest! You really rock :)

    I've tweeted for you.

    I'd love to own these - not only for myself, but for my classroom. The kids would be extremely impressed by the signed copies!!

    6 points


  2. Oooh, loves me some LINGER and SHIVER. Signed copies? Say what?

    I'm going to tell my tweeps about this, so that gives me +4 points. Yay!


  3. I'm not entering your fabulous contest, but I had to comment. The picture of you and your new BFF is darling. Looking at it, no one would guess the things that go through both of your creatively genius minds!

  4. I love the pic! Two cretive people in the same there anything better than that?!
    +2 Old Follower
    +2 Tweeted-
    +2 Why I want these books? Because-
    1.They are written by THE Maggie Stiefvater! The awesome awesome awesome author!
    2.I love werewolves!They are hotter than the 'cold ones'!
    3.I love romance!In my defense all I can say is that I am a girl!
    4.I absolutely love the paranormal genre! Makes my imagination more profound...I simply love paranormal books!
    5.Signed copies you say?The books will be dripping of Maggie's awesomeness!I can't possibly let go of a golden chance like this,can I?

    There...5 reasons why I want Shiver and Linger!

    6 entries

  5. Excellent contest! Thanks.
    +1 new follower
    +2 tweeted
    +2 Why do I want these books? Because Maggie Stiefvater is amazing. I've heard nothing but incredible reviews of both books, and would love to read them.

    5 points

  6. Yeah everyone!!! Wish I could give you all books.

  7. 1. I'm new to your blog, but old follower on Twitter. +1.5?

    2. Contact me on Twitter @jbeemills

    3. I tweeted +3

    1. (two ones?) I've been meaning to read these books, but dire personal circumstances and overexaggerated drama have kept it from coming to pass. +2

    = 6.5 (+25 of course)

  8. My head groans at the thought of all that math. What a fun picture! How many times have you driven by her house and waited outside? Hmmmm.

  9. I followed @juliemusil's tweet -- so give her extra points. ;)
    1. New follower +1
    2. contact me at @kristineasselin
    3. I retweeted said @juliemusil's tweet. +2
    4. I desperately want both of these books because I think Maggie Stiefvater is one of the most talented writers and artists in recent history. She also seems like an incredibly cool and down to earth person. Ok, that's not very creative, but SIGNED Maggie books? OMG. I can't even think straight. It's completely awesomesaucey. :) +2

    5 points -- Great contest!

  10. I was a Maggie fan when Lament was still a wip. I've been following her blog and The Merry Sisters of Fate Forever (see what I did there, that's a Sisters trick). I like to win stuff and I need something to sell on ebay! No, just kidding, ebay scares me. I love Maggie, seriously, she's my mentor, and winning Maggie is easier than stalking her. It's cold in the snow, and I keep on turning into a wombat.

    New follower, I tweeted, commented = 5 points.

    The first dude to comment = bonus points?

  11. Ooops! simonhay_healer(at)bigpond(dot)com

  12. I'm not entering because it would break my heart to take those books away from you! But, I had to stop by and say how jealous I am that you got to meet Maggie! From what I hear she is just as awesome of a person as she is a writer. I will spread the word about your contest though!

  13. I have never read these, I pass by them, but haven't picked them up yet...guess I better check them out : )

  14. Bekah - YES! I think you should. :D

  15. I'm an old follower +2, I tweeted, +2, and I will post about your contest and why I want to win +10 on Thursday here:

    14 points so excited YEAH excited YAHOO!

  16. By the way, what is your Twitter name?

  17. Margo - Woohoo! Can't wait to see it. My Twitter name is @lisagailgreen Sorry about that!

  18. Awesome contest!!! Let's play.

    I'm an old follower: +2
    I've Tweeted about this contest (@dl_h): +2
    Leave a comment explaining why I must win these books: +2

    Total points = +6

    My reason why I need to win these books is simple...Karma won't allow me to buy them in a book store. On three seperate occassions I've had one or both of these books in my hands to purchase and something happened to prevent the sale. One time I spilled the coffee I had just purchased and was too embarassed to do anything else but leave the store. Another time I realized I didn't have my wallet (oops). And the last time there was a power failure in the store. I waited for almost an hour for it to come back on...but I had to leave to pick someone up. see...the gods won't allow me to buy these book in a store. I have to win them!!!


  19. Today's Friday the 13th - am I too late? Well, I'll answer anyway and if I'm too late, then oh well, at least I've found a fun new blog!

    I MUST own these books because I haven't read them yet and they look so good and I'm a YA paranormal author so I need them for research. Okay, not very creative, but there it is.

    I found your blog from Margo Berendsen's blog.

    I'm a new follower and I left a comment, so +3.

  20. Welcome Susan! I didn't give a specific time, so it wouldn't be fair to close it until midnight. ;)