June 6, 2011

Small Blogs, Big Giveaways!

I'm very proud and excited to be hosting my first blog contest! Small Blogs, Big Giveaways is hosted by Nat at Reading Romances and the contest is running from June 6-13, 2011.

There are 49 (as of June 6) prizes to be won, and all of them are seriously amazing!

Read the full list of prizes and all the information here!
The more participants we get, the more prizes we’ll give!

The first winner will choose 13 items (inc. a max of 2 gift cards!)
The second winner will choose 12 items after the 1st winner has chosen (inc. a max of 2 gift cards!)
The third winner will get 10 items after the 2nd winner has chosen (inc. a max of 2 gift cards!)
The remaining books and giftcards will be given to one of our lucky hosts – who’ll be selected using random.org!

If we reach 50 sign ups, one random lucky winner will receive one of the gift cards listed!
If we reach 100 sign ups, another radom lucky winner will receive one of the gift cards listed!
If we reach more than 200 sign ups, THREE random lucky winners will each receive one of the gift cards listed !

(The numbers next to each blog indicate the additional entries you can get by visiting the blog.)

Organized by: Reading Romances (+5) (Additional giveaway on June 17)
A Bookish Affair (+1)
A Little Sun Shy (+3) (Additional giveaway for EU Readers - Dead Reckoning)
A Simple Love of Reading (+2)
Addicted to Books (+1)
Alexa Loves Books (+3)
Books For The Insomniac (+3)
Book Hounds
Book Savvy Babe: (+5)
Curiosity Killed The Bookworm (+3) (Additional giveway: pre-loved giveaways)
Gabrielle Bisset: A Writer's Blog : (+4)
Kindle Fever (+1)
Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews (+5) (Bonus giveaway)
Let's Book It (+4)
Love, Laugh and Read (+3)
My Book & Me (+5 entries)
My Chaotic Ramblings: (+3)
Proud Book Nerd: (+5)
Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me (+5)
Reads With Wreckless Abandon (+4)
Reading Lark (+3)
Reading Rendevous Reviewz (+3)
Release Notes (+3)
Romancing the Darkside (+3) (Also hosting: Save My Soul Blog Tour: Excerpt & Giveaway - June 9)
Sweeping Me (+5)
So Many Books, Here's Mine (+3) (Also hosting: Sizzling Summer Setting Writing Contest)
The Magic Attic (+5) (Also hosting blog tours during june 6-13)

1. Sign up using the inlinkz link below. You only need to do that once for the Big Giveaway, as the same inlinkz will appear on all participating blogs.
2. Read the rules for each participating blog carefully to know how to sign up for any additional prizes that could be on offer. For additional entries on Alexa Loves Books, scroll further down.
3. This giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY, because we love booklovers!
4. You must be 18+ to enter – not all of the prizes on offer are under-18 friendly!
5. The contest will end on JUNE 13th 2011 at 11:59 pm GMT, after which time winners will be duly notified.
6. Winners will be selected using Random.org. They will have THREE days after they have been notified to provide a mailing address. If there is no response within three days, a replacement winner will be selected. No exceptions.
7. Each blogger will be responsible for mailing the prize they provided. No replacements will be made.
8. Don’t worry – we’re not stalkers! Your email address will not be saved or used for any other purposes then to contact the winner in the contest for their mailing address.
9. Each host is not responsible for other host's prizes that are not honoured, distributed in a timely manner, lost, stolen, or damaged during transit.
10. All giveaways are subject to change/cancellation without prior written notice.


+1 entry for becoming a follower via Google Friend Connect
+1 entry for becoming a follower via Twitter
+1 entry if you answer this question: What's your favorite romance series and why?
Send your extra entries by filling out this form!

To sign up to HOST the 2nd edition of this event, please answer this form!


  1. My fave romance series is KMM's the Fever series. The reason is simply JZB!
    Thanks for participating in the giveaway!
    adsanders77 at gmail dot com

  2. I don't have only ONE fave, but ONE of my faves is the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Those guys are HAWT! oh and The Midnight Breed Series! Just as yummy as the BDB! oh my gawd! ;)

  3. My favorite is The Mortal Instruments series, just because there's sexual/romantic tension that is written so well.


  4. My favorite is the Christine Feehan's Carpathian series, she makes everything so steamy!

  5. My favorite Romance series is the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, why? first it was the first series that totally got me hooked on the paranormal genre and second her writing is mindblowing and so addictive, she has all the elements I look for in a story, sarcasm, romance, drama/angst, and greek mythology(thats a extra plus for me)

  6. My favorite Romance series is the fever series! just absolute love it because theres magick, faes but mostly JZB

  7. Im not quite sure if its really a "Romance" Series, but i really like The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and The House of Night Series by P.C. Cast. I feel like it's romance becuase the scenarios are really heart pumping (in my terms) and I indulge in the tension between the couples lol

    You guys are trully awesome for hosting this HUGE and generous giveaway!! Thank you so much for the chance to enter and win some cool prizes!!
    SpadesHigh @ http://SpadesHighReads.blogspot.com
Bayayrea_munkie at hotmail dot com

  8. oh sorry also to make things easier:

    Following via Twitter: ===> @SpadesHigh
    Following Google Friend Connect: ===> SpadesHighReads

  9. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    GFC follower: Kati R
    romacingrakes AT gmail DOT com

    My favorite romance series is Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series. I'm a sucker for vampire series but this one has captivated me. There's just something about super sexy and seductive about alpha vamps.

  10. Well, I usually don't like romance books, but Anna and the French Kiss was amazing! It had foreign culture, adventure, life lessons, unique and lovable characters and a very realistic romance. I would recommend it to anyone. :) Anyway, I just started following you for this big giveaway thing. Thanks for the chance at extra entries and please be so kind and follow me back! Thanks. <3

    -Sandra from http://sandrathenookworm.blogspot.com

  11. Just one?
    Attolia series
    Immortal Instruments

  12. It's hard to say... But I think that my favorite serie is Vampire Academy!
    Richelle Mead is just a genious! Totally addicted!

    Ana Norte

  13. My google account doesn't seem to like me but I am a GFC follower: GFC Name is
    Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother…

    It is really hard to pick only one of my favorite romancs...but I will go with JR Wards BDB it is in my top 5 for sure!

    Thanks! mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  14. My favorite romance series is the Anne series by Lucy Maud Montgomery. I like the series because it book is so different. Some will make you laugh, others will make you cry. It's pretty diversified but the main focus in all the books remains the same.

  15. My favorite romance series is Twilight!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  16. I dont know that I can pick only one series. It really depends on what type I am in the mood for. But one of my favorite romance authors is Nora Roberts.

  17. My favorite romance series is Cole's Immortals After Dark, because she has Kick-ass heroines and sigh-worthy heroes.

  18. My favorite series is The Princes trilogy by Elizabeth Hoyt. I loved the first two books, and they're both on my keeper shelf.

  19. I don't have one but I'm always on the look out for one to start :)

  20. Honestly, I don't really enjoy straight romance books all that much, because I need something with more than a plot. But if I had to speak about anything romance at all, I always did enjoy Nora Roberts quite a bit. Now, if you're talking about romance in any kind of genre of books in a series - then I'd have to go with The Vampire Academy, for Rose/Adrian. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung

  21. My favorite romance series? I read paranormal romance mainly but CL Wilson's Tairen series to me was a very romantic series.

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  22. I love the Shopaholic series ... Becky does not only love shopping but her hubby too :-D !

    danaan at gmx dot at

  23. My favorite romance series is Ranma 1/2. It was a long-running romantic comedy manga series, and it's my favorite because the writing was outstanding and hilarious.

  24. What's your favorite romance series and why?:

    This is so difficult. I'd have to say "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" by Tanigawa Nagaru (the actual novel series and not the anime/manga). Why? Because aside from the absolutely hilarious misadventures Haruhi leads everyone on, the romance between her and Kyon is so subtle that you don't realize (and they don't realize!) that they like each other until midway through the entire series (book 4 or 5-ish, so far). I love authors who can do that.


  25. I don't really read much of the romance genre...everything I do read has a paranormal twist. I'd say the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, minus some of the later books lol

  26. Twilight=)
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  27. Thank you for the giveaway!
    GFC follower (Nikita) & Twitter follower (@bookworm_nikita)
    My favourite is The Mortal Instruments series because of JACE. :D I love him. :D

  28. There is a ton of series i love but i don't think any of it qualifies as simply Romance, but here are a few favs; The Sookie Stackhouse series, The Vampire Acadamy series, Twilight, The soul Screamers...just to name a few.

  29. Oh, I don't know. I usually read books that are romance and something else, ie any of Richelle Mead's (which are sort of my favourite romance series). I really like Olivia Cunning's Sinners on Tour series.
    This giveaway is awesome :)

    GFC - JessS

  30. I think right now my favorite romance series is Lydia Dare's Westfield Wolves series. Those wolves are just sooo hot.

    Awesome giveaway!

  31. GFC follower under Lucky47.
    One favorite is so very hard. I'll say that Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series , Sue Ellen Welfonder's Highlanders are 2 of my favorites.
    Along with Ward's BDB, Cole's Immortals After Dark and Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters. Love them all :)
    Carol L

  32. This is really too hard to choose my favourite romance series but l love Fallen series by Lauren Kate!

  33. Thanks for participating in this awesome giveaway!

    +1 entry for becoming a follower via Google Friend Connect - my GFC inga
    +1 entry for becoming a follower via Twitter - my twitter @IngaSilberg
    +1 entry if you answer this question: What's your favorite romance series and why?

    My favorite romance series would be J.R.Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood because all the books a standalone paranormal romances. These books are hot, interesting and wellwritten.


    inga from http://www.ingasilbergbooks.com/

  34. My favorite romance series is The Southern Vampire Mysteries.
    GFC follower as Diana
    Twitter as @artdem83
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  35. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC follower = Juana Esparza

    My favorite romance series is The Dark Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon because they are bad boys, and sometimes girls that will protect their better halves till their last breath.


  36. My favorite has always been Vampire Academy it is what got me into reading I love Rose and Dimitri! Great giveaway thank you so much!

  37. Does it *haaave* to be a series? Because I adore The Time Traveler's Wife. Honestly, I haven't read much romance. One of the Philippa Gregory books and the first of the Sookie series but I've been catching up on my fantasy!

  38. Umm, favorite romance series.. let's see. I haven't read many, so I'll pick KMM's Highlander series. I enjoyed those books even though I didn't think I would ;o)

    Mickey @ imabookshark

  39. I have many favorites! MaryJanice Davidson's Undead series (super funny!), Laurell K Hamilton's Merry Gentry and Anita's series (super creative/hot) and Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunters (super hot and has mythology/lots of action in them!). ;)

    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

  40. I would say twilight because it's the only series that pops in my mind right now.. the others are just single books :)

  41. Favorite romance series. Not totally romance. But i'd say vampire academy!

  42. Fave romance series? Probably Twilight, since my actual answer is not exactly a series

  43. I have quite a few romance series that I love and always buy the books. It's hard for me to pick one series but I guess I'll say the Dark Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

    GFC follower - Sherry S.


  44. My favorite is Anne Stuart Ice series. Because she writes great romantic suspense with really dark brooding bad boy heroes.

  45. I don't know that I've really read a romance series...hmm....I really like Jenny B. Jones chick lit books. I hope that counts. :)

    Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

  46. My favourite romance series is the Psy/Changeling series by Nalini Singh.

  47. If you can call The Iron Fey series a romance, then that's my pick! LOL I love Ash.

  48. My favorite romance series is Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series because she focuses on shifters and her writing never fails to awe me.


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