Monday, 10 October 2011

200 follower international giveaway! [closed]

So, yesterday, just as my 100 follower giveaway closed and I emailed the winner, I hit 200 wonderful followers. Although I am doing a giveaway for Halloween at the end of the month, I couldn't wait that long to do another - I just love giving to you guys too much! So I have decided that a 200 follower giveaway is in order!

This time around it will be a little different. This time I have decided that in order to appeal to more of my wonderful followers, I will give the winner a choice between one of three different books. After much deliberation, these are the three that I have chosen:

Stray by Rachel Vincent
Goodreads synopsis:
There are only eight breeding female werecats left . . .
And I'm one of them.

I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.

Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.

I'd been warned about Strays -- werecats without a Pride, constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female, and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared.

This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back . . . for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I'm no meek kitty. I'll take on whatever -- and whoever -- I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays -- 'cause I got claws, and I'm not afraid to use them . . .

Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson
Goodreads synopsis:
Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.

This is not her story.

Unless you count the part where I killed her.

Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori -- the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Goodreads synopsis:

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day comes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were.

Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special–and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go is another classic by the author of The Remains of the Day.

Rules for entry are simple:

  • You must be a follower of Pen to Paper to enter.
  • Fill out the form below, including a link to your follower profile (e.g. Click here to view my profile), so I can see that you are a follower. You may also follow by Networked Blogs on facebook, so make sure you post the URL to your profile on there too. On my previous giveaway, some did not know what this was, so just let me know what name you follow by on google friend connect, so I can find you.
  • Your email address is needed to contact the winner. It will not be shown publicly, or given to anyone else. If I do not receive a reply from the winner within 3 working days, another winner will be chosen. Sorry to be harsh about this one, but the book needs to go to a loving home!
  • A second entry can be earned by adding the giveaway button to your blog - the code can be found at the bottom of the post, under the entry form. Another extra can also be earned by advertising the giveaway on other sites such as goodreads or facebook. For this entry to count, they must be easily viewable from a link posted in the form. Only one extra entry may be earned in this way if you have also gained an extra entry from posting the button on your blog. However, if you have not posted the button on your blog, you may earn an extra entry this way twice.
  • The giveaway will run from 10th October - 24th October at 22:00 GMT
Please fill out the form below to enter the giveaway when you have read this and followed Pen to Paper:

Collect the giveaway button code here:


Vicky said...

Ooooh, I'd love to read the last one!
Great books and giveaway, thank you :)
And congrats on the 200 followers <3

Pen to Paper said...

I have read Stray and Never Let Me Go, and can highly recommend both! Good choice Vicky, Never Let Me Go is in my top 3 favourite books of all time! :)


Vicky said...

Yay, even better :-) I've heard about it before but I never had the chance to actually read it. I'll definitely add it to my TBR pile even if I don't win :D


Pen to Paper said...

Definitely do it!
And then AFTER you've finished it, watch the film - it is the BEST adaptation I've ever seen, which is good really as it's a favourite of mine. I was fully ready, sitting in the cinema, to hate it, but it reduced me to tears. Beautiful.

Kathy Ann Coleman said...

I've wanted to read Stray for ages but kept forgetting the title and author name while at the bookstore. Awesome giveaway! Good luck, everybody. :)

SazzyMCH said...

Thanks for this Dani! I've opted for Never Let Me Go - I had a copy a few years back and gave it away without reading it...............WHY WHY WHY?!?!?

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Amber Elise said...

Ultraviolet sounds really interesting! Thanks and congrats!

Karli said...

Congrats on the 200 followers! And thank you for the giveaway! ♥

Savannah Rose said...

Congratulations on 200 followers.

Pen to Paper said...

Thank you for all the wonderful congrats :) I really appreciate it.
And I'm glad the giveaway is going down well. I think a choice of book is the way we shall be going most of the time from now on :)

miki said...

thanks you for this international giveaway

roro said...

thanks you for this international giveaway

SweetMarie83 said...

Congratulations on reaching 200+ followers! I've found that giveaways are the best for building followers lol. Thanks for the great giveaway! :-D

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