Friday, December 14, 2018

2018 End of the Year Giveaway!

Hello lovelies! I just wanted to say thank you for visiting and commenting on this blog! I really enjoy seeing your thoughts and love it when they turn into discussions. The book blogging community is so unbelievably supportive and understanding, and I'm lucky to be a part of it!

I decided to celebrate the end of the year with a giveaway! December is zooming by, and I've barely had time to breathe. We're also in the middle of a move, so my life is pretty insane right now. I loathe packing boxes, but I love finding new places for everything! Fingers crossed everything is sorted out by the beginning of the year! Apologies for my absence as well! 

Last month I went to The Origin Event that was hosted by Jennifer L. Armentrout, so both The Darkest Star and the book sleeve were autographed by JLA (she really is a beautiful person)! The book sleeve was made specifically for this book's release, so I was happy they still had a few when I arrived!

Good luck everyone!
The Darkest Star (Origin, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout -- signed
The Darkest Star book sleeve -- signed
Watch You Burn by Amanda Searcy
My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life by Rachel Cohn (12/18)
Words We Don't Say by K.J. Reilly
Me and Me by Alice Kuipers
Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris -- ARC
Not pictured: swag from The Origin Event

Rules:

This giveaway officially starts on December 14th and ends on December 29th. The winner will be announced on December 30th on this post within the Rafflecopter form, and also notified via email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or I will have Rafflecopter select another winner (read my full giveaway policy here).

International friends -- your giveaway will be a little different! Instead the books mentioned above, you can choose one book (up to $15) from The Book Depository! Just make sure they ship to you, which can check here. I know it's not the same thing, but I didn't want to leave anyone out!

If the first winner is international, a second winner will be chosen for the books listed above.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

53 comments:

  1. Finger crossed for your move! The holidays are pretty insane as it is (and even more with three kids, I suppose 😉), so adding it to the mix must be exhausting. But I agree, it's nice to find new places for things and redecorate.

    Random thought: the gentle fall of snow on your blog complements this post's images perfectly 🙂.

    You got a great swag here! Not my kind of reads, so I'm leaving this giveaway to my blogging fellows, but all the signed things and ARCs and stuff are yummy!

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    1. Thanks! We'll be doing a lot of traveling around the holidays, so the next few weeks are going to be pretty crazy. I'm looking forward to moving and getting settled in, and then I think I'm going to sit and read for a week -- haha! Jacob can watch the kids, right??

      My snow isn't always noticeable with the white background, but I like the way it falls across pictures. <3

      Your comment made me realize I'd forgotten the International portion of my giveaway, so thanks! Now you can choose a book you want instead of the ones listed. ;)

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    2. Quote: "Jacob can watch the kids, right??"
      He sure can! 😂 😉

      And thank you for the INT giveaway!

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    3. I would never intentionally exclude you or any other INT person! I'm happy you can participate now. <3 There have been giveaways in the past that were US only, but that was before I discovered TBD and it's many wonders!

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  2. Oh thank you for this wonderful giveaway and I hope you'll have a great time!

    As for the book I am the most excited about... The next Anne Bishop one maybe? I have so many great series I can't wait to read more about like October daye by Seanan Mcguire for example too.

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    1. Hah -- I meant which of the books listed for the giveaway, but I'll take it! I don't think I've read anything by Anne Bishop. Do you have a favorite book? Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Good luck with your move, those things can be super-stressful!
    And thank you so much for the giveaway (and especially for having an INT part <3)

    I read one or two books by Jennifer Armentrout a long time ago and they didn't mesh with me, but I keep seeing a lot of you guys super-excited about her novels, so I'm thinking I'll have to give them another chance. Maybe I picked them up at the wrong moment, it can happen!
    Me, if we're talking books releasing soon, I'm currently very excited about The Wicked King and King of Scars, for example.

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    1. Traveling with three small children and our dogs is very stressful! I know they don't want to just sit in a car, and sleeping can very uncomfortable in a car seat. Also, stopping to let dogs pee and to change diapers can take forever, which only adds time to our trip.

      I want to make sure everyone is included in some way! I might not be able to afford the shipping for the books listed, but The Book Depository ships for free. :)

      I haven't read all of JLA's books, but I really enjoyed the Lux series! This is a spinoff from that, so I'm sure it'll be great! I haven't actually had a chance to read my copy. ;)

      I was curious which of the books listed people would be excited about, but releasing soon works! I'm also super excited about The Wicked King, and was lucky enough to borrow a review copy from a friend! I'm going to start it soon!! <3

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  4. I do not even want to think about moving, good luck!

    Awesome giveaway too and yay for being included. I'd prob choose something from my ever growing wishlist, I will never get to the bottom of it, lol. As for new ones, wow, I never keep track, suddenly a new book is out and I am all whaaat? Like Skyward by Brandon Sanderson, totally missed that he was even writing it

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    1. It's always hectic! I've got a lot of things in boxes, so now it's just getting them loaded up on moving day. My wishlist is insane! I'm always surprised when I discover a favorite author has written a new book. It's so hard to keep up with everything!

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  5. I am excited about The Darkest Star (Origin, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout as well as Watch You Burn by Amanda Searcy and My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life by Rachel Cohn. So many good books lately.

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    1. 2018 has been a really great year for books! I've discovered a lot of new favorites (The Kiss Quotient, the Kate Daniels series, Emma Chase's books). Some of them were new releases, and some have been around for years! I love JLA, but I'm waiting to read The Darkest Star. I want to re-read the Lux series to get myself back in that world before starting the spinoff. It's been too long!

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    1. Right?! I love participating and hosting! It's always fun when you win something, especially when that something is books! :)

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  7. Excellent giveaway!! Excited for My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life... Moving during the winter with kids and dogs make you super woman!! ♥ Be careful and don't overdo it...

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    1. It rarely snows in Texas, so driving isn't going to be an issue (if that's what you meant by moving during the winter). The kids and the dogs are always crazy, haha. They definitely don't want to sit in a car for very long! Moving is just a pain in general, though I love arriving and finding new places for our stuff. It's like redecorating with the same things!

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  8. My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life looks super interesting. And I love the international giveaway. Hope I win!!

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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    1. I really like the cover for that one! It's adorable! :)

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  9. I hope everything goes well to you in this year.
    As you know, Christmas is comming soon, you’ve already decorated for Christimas, right ? I also love Christmas.
    This year I’m going to put small a tree for Christmas in my room.

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    1. We've put decorations up outside (the kids love the lights), but inside we simply have a tree with handmade decorations. Enjoy your tree!

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  10. What a fun giveaway!! Good luck with the move!

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    1. Thanks! My life is pretty much cardboard boxes and newspaper right now. Oh, and endless phone calls trying to cancel things here and start them there. Phew!

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  11. I hate moving. Especially when it's a month that seems to be on speed and you just want it to slow down. Lol Hope everything is going great though and everything works out! (Thank you for the chance on the giveaway also ^_^ )

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    1. I am so ready to be at the new place. This middle phase is awful! Everything is in a box or scattered around the house, and it's impossible to remember what I've packed and what I haven't. I'll start looking for something before remembering I packed it two days ago (thinking I wouldn't need it before the move). It's fun -- haha!

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    2. You ain't lying! Lol I've been there and never want to be there again (but I'm sure I will lol)
      Ugh and got to love the things that magically sprout legs and run away. You KNOW you packed it, can even recall the box, yet apparently box trolls ate it or something. Lol

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    3. Box Trolls! My son loves that movie! But yes, you're right! Things will magically disappear even though I KNOW I put them somewhere specific. Despite all of my thorough labeling, it'll still be challenging to remember where everything is. ;)

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  12. Thank you for a generous giveaway!! I'm really excited for The Darkest Star 'cause I really liked her Lux series but also for My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life, heard good things about it and that cover is absolutely gorgeous.

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    1. I am really looking forward to The Darkest Star, but I want to re-read the Lux series first! It's been years since I've been in that world, so I need a refresher. :)

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  13. My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life has such an intersting title so it sounds exciting! Thank you so much for making it international :)
    Megan S.

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    1. I'm sorry the two giveaways cannot be the same, but you can definitely order My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life if you're an international winner! I wish it wasn't so expensive to ship things overseas, but I guess it makes sense. ;) Good luck!

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  14. I didn't know you were moving! 😋

    I'm not entering because I have to put the breaks on physical copies, but I'm going to share it on my Facebook giveaway page. Happy holidays! 🎄

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    1. Thank you for sharing! Yes, we're mid-move and basically living out of carboard boxes. I keep needing things I've already packed, because I thought I wouldn't need them. Hah! I'm so ready to just be there and be finished with the packing. <3

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  15. oh good luck with your move and thank you so much for this giveaway! how exciting!

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  16. I Loved the Tokyo book. My son is actually over there studying for a year so it was fun to read about a main character experiencing Tokyo like he is. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. How fun! It's always nice when you can compare a book to things you've experience/are currently experiencing. It makes the story feel even more realistic! I hope your son is enjoying himself. Are you planning on visiting so you can explore for yourself?

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  17. Moving sucks! But hopefully you will get through it all right! Great giveaway!

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    1. I've decided it's not the packing I hate anymore, it's the thoroughly cleaning everything so we can get our security deposit back! Hah! Good luck with the giveaway! :)

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  18. Wow! What an incredible giveaway! Is this giveaway part of your moving process by ensuring fewer items need to be moved?! ;) Good luck with the move! I know it can be stressful, but what a fun way to start the new year. Thanks for hosting, Lindsay!

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    1. I'm actually moving the giveaway items with me (fingers crossed they don't get misplaced), so they'll be mailed from our new address. Phew! There's so much that could go wrong with this scenario, but hopefully things end up where they're supposed to be. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  19. Thanks for this fabulous giveaway! And I'm glad you were able to make it to the Origins event - JLA seems so friendly in person!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Oh, and I'm excited about The Darkest Star and Tokyo Dream Life. :-)

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    2. JLA is one of the kindest people I've ever met! Have you read the Lux series? I want to re-read it before starting The Darkest Star.

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    3. I've been thinking about doing a reread before TDS too. I read that there's a version of the books from Daemon's POV, so I'm thinking I might read those.

      Thanks for my win! I'm excited to get these!!

      Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    4. It looks like we both need to do a re-read! I haven't read the books from Daemon's perspective either, but I've been curious. Hmm -- I wonder if they're on audio? I would be able to get through them more quickly, if they were.

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  20. I'm hoping to buy a new house next summer, but not looking forward to packing and moving. So I get all that! Very excited about The Darkest Star. I have an ARC of it, but want a finished copy too!

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    1. I would suggest hiring professional movers! I didn't mind packing everything into boxes, but loading them onto a moving truck was miserable. It took two twelve hour days, and I'm not a very strong person, haha. My poor husband was left with the literal heavy lifting, and I just did what I could do help. Thankfully, we made it, and then we had help with the unloading.

      I hope you enjoy The Darkest Star! I'm really looking forward to starting it. <3

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