Thursday, June 11, 2009

400 Follower Contest: Fire

In honor of those four hundred (!!!) individuals, I'll do a giveaway open to those who are my followers. I know who the 400th follower was, and anyone who comes after won't be eligible for this contest, I'm afraid. (I have mentioned time and again that I would have contests exclusively for followers of mine.) But you will be for the next benchmark number, whichever one that is, so it's not all bad. :)

Anyway, I'm giving away an ARC of Fire by Kristin Cashore, the second book in the Graceling world, out in October.

Fire, Graceling's prequel-ish companion book, takes place across the mountains to the east of the seven kingdoms, in a rocky, war-torn land called the Dells.

Beautiful creatures called monsters live in the Dells. Monsters have the shape of normal animals: mountain lions, dragonflies, horses, fish. But the hair or scales or feathers of monsters are gorgeously colored-- fuchsia, turquoise, sparkly bronze, iridescent green-- and their minds have the power to control the minds of humans.

Seventeen-year-old Fire is the last remaining human-shaped monster in the Dells. Gorgeously monstrous in body and mind but with a human appreciation of right and wrong, she is hated and mistrusted by just about everyone, and this book is her story.

Wondering what makes it a companion book/prequel? Fire takes place 30-some years before Graceling and has one cross-over character with Graceling, a small boy with strange two-colored eyes who comes from no-one-knows-where, and who has a peculiar ability that Graceling readers will find familiar and disturbing...

Just leave a comment.
You must have been a follower before kim pickett, the 400th, became one.
+1 for linking here.
Leave as many
comments as you have entries.
INTERNATIONAL. Deadline: June 26th, 2009.

One small stipulation--I'll only be in the US in July, and I can only mail it out then. (Postage is cheaper there.) The contest will be over in two weeks, and from there it's only a one week wait time till it's in the mail, so it's not too bad.

82 comments:

Erica said...

Wow. 400 followers! Congrats!!!
Fire sounds really good!

:) Erica
thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

Kat said...

Congrats on 400! Good thing I followed you a while ago!

Lauren said...

Wow, 400 is a lot of followers. I thought I was doing pretty good at 234. lol. Anyway, congrats! :)

Also, I would love to be entered in the contest, Fire looks amazing! (I've been a follower for a long time)

HelenB said...

I've been waiting for an international comp for ages so I can enter! Congrats on reaching 400 and thanks for celebrating it by giving away a book to one of us! :D

Purdypirate said...

Oh hey this is awesome, 400? congratulations! Thats amazing. Keep on bookin! :)

-AJ

Ashley said...

Wow- 400 followers! That's fantastic- I would be excited if I had 100, I would have no idea what to do with 400!

A great way to celebrate your prestige- with a very exciting giveaway! I just saw this book for the first time today, and I loved Graceling, so I will definitely be looking into this book as well!

PJ Hoover said...

Yay for your 400 followers! Very cool!
And I'm happy I am one of them, and not just because you're giving a book away.

Kathleen Elizabeth said...

Congrats! Count me in :-)

broadway_babee@msn.com

Kathleen Elizabeth said...

I linked the contest to the sidebar of my blog;
www.lostworksofafairy.blogspot.com

Summer said...

Congratulations!

Catt said...

If travel wasn't so expensive, I would seriously get on a plane and hug you! Thanks for the contest and congrats on having 400 followers!!

dreaming.of.books@gmail.com

Tina said...

I'm already a follower and would love to read this book. tinaigne[at]yahoo[dot]com

Tina said...

I tweeted about this givaway does that count as a link? http://twitter.com/celestinacarmen/statuses/2124328752

tinaigne[at]yahoo[dot]com

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on making 400 followers, thats a huge accomplishment.
Thanks for the contest.

everythingtodowithbooks@gmail.com

Eli said...

Congrats on 400 followers!

Taintedpoet@gmail.com

Lilibeth Ramos said...

Damn! 400, you go girl!
lilibethramos@live.com

Lilibeth Ramos said...

Will put this contest in my side-bar: lilibethramos.blogspot.com

lilibethramos@live.com

Jessica said...

Ok first congrats!!!! And second I hope hope hope hope hope I win this because I just finished Graceling and when I saw this I hypervenilated....
readanddance@aol.com

Amber[ella] said...

yay! that is alot of followers compared to my 61 >.< This is a wonderful contest! Thank you!!

Amber
Mustandlustforbooks@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

Linked in my sidebar at http://eatsleepdanceread.blogspot.com/

readanddance@aol.com

Katie said...

Congrats! That's a lot of followers!
bball11kt@sbcglobal.net

beth said...

(I'm not entering because I've already got a copy of this one, just wanted to pop by and say congrats on 400 followers!!)

Mariah said...

I am so thankful now that I decided to follow you today! I am 399 so thats pretty lucky! 400 followers is amazing and thank you so much for giving away a copy of Fire! I hope I win!

silverbookgirl@yahoo.com

ilonga said...

wow 400 followers!!!
and I only have 36 lol

Congrats!

Ilis
ilonga.81(at)gmail.com

a flight of minds said...

Wow, congratulations on getting 400 followers. It's quite an accomplishement. We'd love to be entered!

Alex & Lauren at aflightofminds(at)hotmail(dot)com

drey said...

Congratulations on your 400th!! =) I'll have to go grab Graceling from the library... Thanks for the giveaway!

dreyshouse at gmail dot com

bridget3420 said...

Great contest! I've been a follower for a while. I posted the link on my sidebar:

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

Emily P said...

Enter me please :)

emilyohemily@Live.com

Rhiannon Hart said...

Woo, international! rhi.hart at gmail.com

deltay said...

400 followers - wow, that's an insane accomplishment! Congratulations. =)

lucidconspiracy at gmail dot com

deltay said...

I've sidebar linked this on my blog - http://lucidconspiracy.blogspot.com

=)

Callie said...

400 followers, that's great!
I'm a follower

Dey@mts.net

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

WOW 400 followers!! Good job!!

behapppppppy(at)hotmail(dot)com

throuthehaze said...

Congratulations!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Meredith said...

Congratulations on hitting the 400 mark, Steph!!

I believe that I have been a follower since they started the following thingy on Blogger, which has been awhile.

~Meredith F.
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

Bookworm134 said...

I don't know if I made the 400 cut but I sooo want this book that I am going to comment anyway...

Thanks for a great contest and congrats on the followers...

cschrode(at)gmail(dot)com

Diana Dang said...

If I follow you through blogroll, does it count? D:

Sarah said...

I'm a follower!

riddikulus.sarah@gmail.com

Emily said...

I have been following you on RSS feed for awhile, but I think I just became a follower today. Lucky me! :) Maybe someday my blog will have 25 followers...

Diana Dang said...

Linked to sidebar of my blog! http://orientaldesires.blogspot.com/ =)

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Holy crap, 400 followers? That is awesome! Congrats Steph and I would love to enter!

Amber
sammyjones57(at)hotmail(dot)com

Steph said...

Thanks, you guys! You're all made of awesome. I'm STOKED about the 400--it's such an OMG! moment. :) Here's to many more of these types of contests for you beloved members of my in-group :)

Steph

Katie said...

Wow, congrats on having 400 followers!
I didn't even know there was going to be more books after (or, in this case, before?) Graceling, so this is extra exciting. :D

-Katie
thinkcrazyrule@gmail.com

sweetmelissa818 said...

Congrats on the followers! I just bought Graceling and can't wait to read it!

donnas said...

Congrats!! 400 is a great accomplishment.

mjmbecky said...

400 followers is pretty amazing! Congrats! mjmbecky@gmail.com

Letter Garden said...

That's awesome! Congratulations!

Jacqueline C said...

You have an award to pick up!

http://eclecticbookhoarder.blogspot.com/2009/06/lemonade-award.html

Have a good weekend!

Amy said...

I know this one's gonna be good! I am a previous follower....
addictedtobooks1993@yahoo.com

Miss Cindy said...

Congrats on the 400th follower :)

Enter me please!

cindy_pliego[at]yahoo[dot]com

Sarah said...

I'm a follower! Sign me up. Thanks for this amazing contest.

Stacia said...

Congrats on all of the followers! I hope I am eligible - not sure what number I was. Enter me, if I am :o)

staciahelpman @ hotmail .com

Aerin said...

I'm a follower - and today is my birthday (hint, hint). Ha, kidding. Congrats, Steph, you totally deserve a huge following.

BookMac said...

Would love this book, I loved Graceling.

Thanks!

- M.

Donna said...

It's so on. I'll be linking this in my sidebar and in my weekly Sunday Contest Slurry. Fun times!

Jess said...

Wow, lots of followers!Lucky you! (and a very nice contest...)

oceanamethyst228 @ gmail.com

Mariah said...

I linked it on my sidebar
http://mariah-readingadventure.blogspot.com/

Lizzy said...

Congrats on 400 followers!!

Lisa Mahapatra said...

Finally a contest of yours that I'm eligible for!!! :D

Sign me right up. And THANKS!


loveangelmusic.liso@gmail.com
http://www.geek-but-chic.blogspot.com/

Liyana said...

COngrats! :D Count me in, most def! I posted it on my sidebar: http://liveandbreathesmexily.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Ooh please enter me! The perks for being a follower :)

booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

Ashley said...

+1 I posted this on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

DM said...

Congratulations on 400 followers!

Please enter me in our contest if I qualify. :)

silverweb2419 at yahoo dot com

Tasha said...

First of all, congrats on an amazing number of followers! Secondly I would love to win..I think I'm before 400. Hope you're doing well.

Okie said...

congrats on 400 followers. that's huge!

Please include me in the contest for this book. Sounds like great fun. :)

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

I would love to read this one. Congrats on 400 followers, Steph!

ruth at bookishruth dot com

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Steph!

This looks pretty good, please count me in!

I've been following for a while.

Dottie :)

gymmom_027@yahoo.com

fayeflame said...

thats awesome, 400 and counting.
count in on this awesome contest

fayeflame said...

i'm a follower 2

redleocat@yahoo.com

fayeflame said...

i posted this on my blog 2
trying 2 spread the WORD lol

Liyana said...

Count me in!
Tweeted it here: http://twitter.com/dy0ulee/status/2211238013

Sarahbear9789 said...

Wow 400 Followers! Congrats.

Pam said...

Congratulations on getting so many followers! You must be doing something right. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

barbrafl said...

Congats on the followers. I woudl love to enter, though don't know if I made it in the limit. Please enter me.

barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Laina said...

I'm glad I'm a follower. :)

Laina1312@gmail.com

Laina said...

And I linked here: http://bookcontestlinks.blogspot.com/2009/06/june-21st-2009.html

H said...

400 followers!? wow and what a great contest too :)

Aerin said...
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Aerin said...

+1 you're on my blogroll:

http://www.insearchofgiants.com/2009/06/big-blogroll-of-bookish-sites.html

Aerin said...

+1 and I posted this contest in my sidebar

AngelaD said...

400! Awesome.
Yay international :)I'm in!

ProdElektra said...

Cool contest...enter me!:D
I've been following you for quite a while now:)
(That so didn't sound stalkerish)
+1 linked on my sidebar (http://prodelektric.blogspot.com)
prodhi@live.com

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