Saturday, December 31, 2011

Winner's Post

It's time for another winner's post. I usually do one about every two weeks or so. I'll try to be more consistent and do one a week in the new year. We've had several giveaways ending the last little bit. All books will be sent out directly from the publisher. I will be notifying winners later today and publishers on Monday. 

Thanks to everyone for participating! As always the winners are chosen using I tried Rafflecopter on a few giveaways and had some problems getting the correct giveaway to show up in the post. I'm not the best at html and I'm sure the problem was mine, but I'll stick with GoogleDocs for now and see what happens in the new year.

I do want everyone to know that in light of all the problems with Google deleting several blogs for Terms of Service violations... I am considering a switch to WordPress in the new year. I am a part time blogger. I freelance for print and web media and book reviewing is just a personal passion.  I love to introduce readers to new books, new authors, even new genres. I enjoy hosting giveaways and interacting with my readers and I hope to do that even more in the new year and thinking about the possibility that Google could just decide to terminate my blog today, is more than a little disheartening to me. I LOVE my blog. I would be devastated if that happened and I'm not sure I want to take the risk. With Blogger I have no control at all over my work, with WordPress it would be different and there are also a lot more avenues to expand. If I choose to make this move, the blog may be down for a day here and there as the transfer is taking place. I will make a note of all of that as it comes up. Also everything will be moved... posts, giveaways, comments etc. I will also incorporate my GFC followers until March when Google ends that service to WordPress users. 

I can't tell you how important it will be at that point for you to follower either in your Google Reader or other rss reader format or more importantly by e-mail. If you follow my posts by e-mail you will never miss a post, a giveaway or anything else. I am considering doing some things in the new year to encourage readers to follow by e-mail and I hope that I get your cooperation. I apologize for any inconveniences this will cause you as readers, but I feel it's an important decision on my part. I hope you will continue to support my blog and follow. Any feedback on this issue would be great... good or bad!

Now on to the winners!

Dead Bolt by Juliet Blackwell
Winner: Stacie Amelotte

Bound by the Vampire Queen by Joey W. Hill (autographed)

A Spirited Gift by Joyce and Jim Lavene
Winner: Nancy B.

Endangered by Pamela Beason
Winner: Zee, A Voracious Reader

Agony/Ecstasy Edited by Jane Litte
Winner: Victoria Zumbrum

How to Worship a Goddess by Stephanie Julian
Winner: June M.

Dreaming of the Wolf by Terry Spear
Winners: Ann & yadkny


Stacie said...

Thrilled to be a winner! It is a wonderful way to start off the new year. Thank you so much for the giveaway. Keep up the awesome blog. I love all of your reviews & I'm looking forward to participating in the Cozy Mystery Challenge.2012 is going to be an amazing year.

Nancy Bristow said...

Happy New Year! Would this be me by any chance?

A Spirited Gift by Joyce and Jim Lavene
Winner: Nancy B.