Jun 17, 2011

Blogiversary - 7 Day Giveaway - Day Seven

Welcome back! Today is day 7 or my Blogiversary - 7 Days of Giveaway! Yep, this is the last day for new prezzies to go up. BUT, it's not the last day to enter. If you haven't entered the other days, it's time to play catch up:

Day One - *giveaway closed*
Day Two - *giveaway closed*

Day Three - *giveaway closed*
Day Four - *giveaway closed*
Day Five - *giveaway closed*
Day Six - *giveaway closed*

Remember, if you get lost in the blog, follow the Blogiversary tag located at the end of each giveaway or find the jazzy Blogiversary logo I made. 

This is my favorite giveaway of the week and the biggest! Wanna know why? Everything is bigger in TEXAS! Today, I have giveaways from only Texas authors. I must say that this state has many great literary communities, and it blows my mind how generous and warm the Texas authors are. I am a huge supporter of all their work and am proud to share the Lonestar state with them. I encourage you to seek out and find local authors in your area. 

I could go and on, but let's get to the prizes. Better grab a snack and loosen your belt, this will take a while....(the covers will take you to the Goodreads page of each book, go ahead and slap them on top of you TBR pile for me.)

SIGNED Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble

SIGNED HAUNTED by Joy Preble

SIGNED Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer

SIGNED Can I See Your I.D.? by Chris Barton

SIGNED ARC Born at Midnight by CC Hunter

3 SIGNED In the Arms of Stone Angels 
by Jordan Dane

SIGNED Illegal by Bettina Restrepo

Ebook of Solstice by PJ Hoover

SIGNED ARC of Sass and Serendipity
by Jennifer Ziegler

SIGNED Taking Off by Jenny Moss

SIGNED Firelight by Sophie Jordan


SIGNED The Sweetheart of Prosper County
by Jill. S. Alexander

SIGNED ARC Paradise
by Jill S. Alexander

SIGNED Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore From the Americas 
by Jeanette Larson

SIGNED ARC The Mephisto Covenant
by Trinity Faegan

SIGNED Flawless by Lara Chapman

SIGNED Blessed by Cynthia Leitich-Smith

SIGNED Tantalize: Kieren's Story 
by Cynthia Leitich-Smith

SIGNED The Sweetest Thing 
by Christna Mandelski

SIGNED Texas Gothic 
by Rosemary Clement-Moore

SIGNED Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

My Soul To Steal 
by Rachel Vincent

SIGNED Bite Club by Rachel Caine

Saving Maddie by Varian Johnson

SIGNED Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs

SIGNED Truth With a Captial T 
by Bethany Hegedus

SIGNED Brains For Lunch
by K.A. Holt

SIGNED Mike Stellar: Nerves of Steel
by K.A. Holt

ARC of Odd Girl In by Jo Whittemore

Border Crossing 
by Jessica Lee Anderson

Calli by Jessica Lee Anderson

SIGNED The Survivors by Amanda Havard

SIGNED Windows On the World by Andrea White


What did I tell you...awesome, right?! Each and everyone of these authors donated their book(s). I thank them from the bottom of my heart. They have all been supporting of Literary Lonestars and if you are a Kidlit/YA lit TX blogger and I don't know this....please email me! There are special things in store for you... Links below take you to the websites and blogs of the awesome authors above. PLEASE go visit them and show them some love! 


I wanted more than just a few people to win books this week so that is why I have not grouped these titles together. That means...there will be a total of 35 winners! When you add up the other giveaways this week, there will be a total of 58 winners in all! Random.org will pick the winners and I will go in order of the books presented above. If you are a winner, I will email you your winning book. You are able to pass, but not get another choice. Take it or leave it. I think that's a country song... 

I want to take a moment to personally thank you for being a follower and entering to win. It has been an amazing week and even more awesome two years of blogging. This time last year I was in library school sitting in my jamie-jams all day and this year, I'm having dinner with Veronica Roth at ALA, and Malinda Lo and Cindy Pon rode in my big Suburban (and called it "the most Texan things they've done").  I have formed amazing relationships with authors, publishers, bloggers, and literacy advocates. I wouldn't change my literary life for anything! xoxo 

*giveaway closed*

73 comments:

  1. TEXAS LOVE! Happy Blogiversary!

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  2. I really enjoy the Morganville Vampires series, lol! :-) Fun vampires in Texas!

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  3. Rachel Caine and C.C Hunter got my heart for Texas Authors!!! I just read Born at Midnight and can't wait for the sequel!!!!

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  4. My favorite Texas read.. I just read that Rick Riordan is from TX! I enjoyed Percy Jackson :o)

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Mickey @ imabookshark

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  5. I loved Cynthia Leitich-Smith's Texas setting! I'm originally from Tx and most of my family still lives there. So I love my TX!

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  6. This is amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  7. Thank you so much for your amazing support, Jen! I love seeing SOLSTICE with all these pretty books!

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  8. One of my favorites is the Morganville Vampires series.

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  9. I think Rachel Vincent's from Texas, right? I really like both her adult & YA books. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I LOVE Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer! The setting added so much to the plot.

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  11. My favs would have to be Libba Bray and PJ Hoover right now.

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  12. I loved C.C. Hunter's Born at Midnight so she's got my "fave Texas author" vote! I can't wait for the sequel!

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  13. Hmm...I'm sure I read a book by a Texas author or with a Texas setting... oh, I know! I enjoy some of Max Lucado's books and he's from Texas. And I enjoyed Deanne Gist's books, Courting Trouble and its follow up, Deep in the Heart of Trouble, both of which take place in Texas! I knew I could do it! All of these books look good though, especially Illegal.

    Thanks for the awesome week o' giveaways!

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  14. I'm not sure who my favorite Texas author is... Mostly because I don't really know where authors live. BUT, I do know that there are a TON of great authors who live in Texas - I just can't name one off the top of my head as my favorite.

    Thanks for the week of giveaways! I hope you had an awesome blogoversary!

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  15. A true Texas sized giveaway for an awesome Texas blogger!! I"d have to say my current favorite Texas authors are Trinity Faegen (The Mehpisto Covenant) and P.J. Hoover (Solsitce). I loved the settings and characters they created. I do have SEVERAL more Texas authors in my stack of "to be read" so I'm sure I will have more to add to my list. Oh and I can't forget about Lauren Kate (Fallen series) since I believe she started out in the Big D.

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  16. Would have to be the Soul Screamers series. Set in Arlington. Thats where I live! So awesome!!

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  17. Glad to see so many TEXAS authors on this giveaway list. I didn't know that several of them were from here :) WHOO HOO!!

    A few of my favs include Libba Bray, Scott Westerfeld, and Rick Riordan. My local favorite is Dia Reeves--author of BLEEDING VIOLET & SLICE OF CHERRY--horror done smalltown Texas style.

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  18. I just discovered you thanks to this contest, and you are so darn awesome, giving away SO many books, that I am definitely going to be as long time follower! Well done :) Happy, happy blogiversary to you!

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  19. I don't knowwww! This is so difficult because I don't remember reading any books set in Texas and I'm not quite sure which authors live where.
    Anyways, thank you for the giveaway.

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  20. I'm currently obsessed with Libba Bray, but I'm super excited to read Texas Gothic. It's at the top of my TBR list!

    Great giveaways this week and Happy Blogoversary!!

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  21. My absolutely favorite book with a Texas setting is Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley. It really captures our great state.

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  22. Happy Blogiversary Jen! And thanks for the generous opportunities.

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  23. Have to say Throwing Like a Girl (loved it a few years ago) for a book set in Texas and the only author I can think of at the moment would be Rachel Hawthorne :)

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  24. Lots of good comments. Didn't think about Rick Riordan. Yep he is a favorite. I put Tantalize because all the Austin stuff is warm and fuzzy to me. Way cool to hear Soul Screamers is set in Arlington. I grew up just south of there. Thanks for supporting TX authors.

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  25. Well, Tera Lynn Childs doesn't live here anymore, but I know she at least grew up in Houston and I loved Forgive My Fins :) And of course, Rick Riordan is fab!

    What a great giveaway!

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  26. Morganville Vampires :) Loved the setting.... Shane was a bonus ;)haha!

    Diana

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  27. Deep in the heart of texas - clap clap! Whenever I think of Texas and books/authors I think of Morganville. I love that series!
    Jen
    PS I put this blog anniversary in my Pimp My Post and Contest page today! Hope you have had a fabulous week. :D

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  28. My favorite read is Firelight by Sophie Jordan! :)

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  29. Well I can't think which authors are from Texas kinda lame when I'm in Texas but one of the coolest books I've just read was set here The First Days by Rhiannon Frater.

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  30. Great giveaway. This is awesome.

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  31. Rachel Caine is amazing! I've been reading her books for years and still love the series.

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  32. I LOVED Firelight! I couldn't put it down when I was reading it, and I can't wait to read Vanish. The world Sophie Jordan built is so cool, I want to learn moremoremore!

    HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!!!! And thank you for all the awesome giveaways!

    Elisquared

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  33. My favorite book by a TX author is Firelight. It was spectacular and I cannot wait to read Vanish!

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  34. I love Firelight and Tantalize! <3

    Thanks for hosting all these giveaways! You do so much for you followers!

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  35. I've totally loved the Soul Screamers books so far! And love that they're set in TX, especially since I live here, too, lol! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  36. I like Joy Preble (have read Dreaming Anatasia).

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  37. my favorite texas setting read is (i know this is not YA) the Travises series by Lisa Kleypas!

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  38. My favorite book Fancy Pants by Cathy Marie Hake is set in Texas. Thanks so much for the giveaways!

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  39. My favorite is definitely Rachel Vincent. Oh, how I love her books!

    Thanks for all the giveaways!

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  40. Firelight and forevermore by cathy marie hake.

    kristina shields

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  41. I LOVE the Morganville Vampires series, Dia Reeves & Jill S. Alexander's books!

    Happy Blogiversary, Jenn!

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  42. I loved The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore. I also love the Morganville Vampires series.

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  43. I like Sophie Jordan and CC hunter.

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  44. wow! Amazing giveaways. Good luck to everyone and Happy Blogaversary! :0)

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  45. Awesome giveaway! I am reading Firelight and so far I am loving it! :)

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  46. Thanks! I can't believe how many books you have here! :D

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  47. Oh Texas, one day I might just need to visit you.

    Favorite book from a TX author so far has been Rachel Vincent's "Soul Screamers" series, though "Tempest Rising" is on my TBR list. And I'm reading CC Hunter right now. :3

    So many pretty shiny giveaway things. D:

    Usagi

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  48. I love the Morganville Vampires and Blessed. So many pretty covers, I am drooling.

    That is an awesome giveaway! So many books! An amazing end to a great Blogoversary.

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  49. Love this! What an accomplishment, Jen! You must be so proud of yourself. :)

    Congratulations again! I can't wait to visit the great state of Texas sometime.

    Amy

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  50. I'm a big fan of Rachel Vincent's books; I just started reading them the other day and have already plowed through two of them :)

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  51. I'm actually teaching Jo's Odd Girl In to my student right now - love her as an author!!

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  52. I really enjoy the Morganville books, Eve is so awesome.

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  53. What a wonderful final giveaway for your blogversary. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  54. I love Firelight!
    Thanks for these amazing giveaways :D

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  55. LOVE Illegal by Bettina Restrepo :D <3!!

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  56. Wow... who knew TX had so many great authors! I wonder what state has the most.

    Happy Happy Blog'o'versary to you, and thanks for sharing your big heart(for sure, it must be the size of TX) with this huge giveaway of books!

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  57. Oops... sorry! I filled this part of the entry out wrong where you asked a question. I'm the one who said, "I enjoy Rachael Caine's Morganville Vampire series, however, I think Morganville, TX is just a fictional setting."

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  58. Right now I'm reading Firelight by a Texan author and I'm in love!!! :)

    Thanks for the amazing week of giveaways and Happy Blogoversary!!

    Miss Lauren
    misslaurenwilk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. Love the Morganville Vampires! Definitely my Texas favorite!!

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  60. I really loved Life as a Rhombus, by Varian Johnson. Such a great realistic fiction pic!

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  61. I have CC's book on my too read shelf. It looks amazing. I also love historical romance set in the great state of Texas. (I think I filled this in wrong on the form. Sorry, if it messes it up!)

    Lisa Faber

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  62. One of my fav. reads that was based in Texas is Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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  63. Great giveaway thank you so much! I would say Morganville Vampires and firelight both great!

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  64. Awesome giveaway!! I think Firelight would definitely be one of my favorite books from an author from Texas. Wow, this giveaway is amazing!

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  65. I really liked Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves and am really excited to read her debut, Bleeding Violet!

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  66. I've looked through the authors people mentioned here and I haven't read any of them yet. I'm not sure if I've read any other Texas authors, but I remember really liking Tex by S.E. Hinton when I was younger. I've also picked up a couple of books by David Liss lately and I'm really excited to read them!

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  67. well at the top is definitely
    Morganville Vampires series

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  68. My favorite read by a Texas author would have to be My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent. LOVED that book!! Thanks for the awesome giveaways!!

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  69. I have an author crush on Sophie Jordan, I love Firelight!

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  70. Can't remember if I commented on this great contest. It's a great idea to get readers, librarians etc. hooked on Texas authors! Thanks again!

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  71. You are simply awesomesauce, Jen.
    Such a FANTASTIC giveaway. :D
    I'd have to say my fav author from Texas would be Rick Riordan. Dude. Percy Jackson. Need I say more? It's unusual for me to read a lot of kidlit recently but his writing just does it for me, ya know?

    Also, I did read Where I belong but I didn't really enjoy it as much as I thought I would have. Oh well...

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  72. Rachel Caine!!! I love the Morganville Vampires series, and I'm going to meet her at Dragon*Con!!!!!

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