Thursday, July 19, 2012

Vacation Reads Giveaway Hop - July 19-25

Update: Kim from Where the Wolves Read is the winner of The Chronicles of Vladimir Todd: Ninth Grade Sucks from the Summer Lovin' Giveaway Hop :)



For the Vacation Reads Giveaway Hop hosted by 
and co-hosted by 
I tried to think of something I've read on the beach in the past.
As I scanned my shelves, a couple of authors kept popping up that brought back beach memories, James Patterson and Charlaine Harris.

I have fond memories of Alex Cross and some of the scariest serial killers/criminals you'll ever meet.  Only the shade of my umbrella and my pina colada kept me from getting the willies :)

And, of course, Sookie Stackhouse in all her glory, especially some of the first installments.  I gulped these like ice cold water after a long walk on the beach in the sun.  Can you smell that sunshine? :)

Anyhoo, the books in the photo below are some I pulled off my shelves for this giveaway.


1 winner will win either

4 Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris.
1 oversized paperback ( #8 From Dead to Worse) and 3 mass market paperbacks ( #3 Club Dead,  #7 All Together Dead, and  #6 Definitely Dead
all gently used


or

3 Alex Cross books by James Patterson (#5 Pop Goes the Weasel, #8 Four Blind Mice, and #4 Cat & Mouse)
These are book club hardcover editions and are pretty old (pages are a little yellowed)


or 

4 other Alex Cross books by James Patterson
all oversized paperbacks
all gently used


If you're interested in one of these 3 sets of books, just follow me on one of these fun sites:

GFC
Networked Blogs
Facebook
Pinterest

Only one of the four follow options is mandatory, but any other follow will count as extra :) 
If you're already a follower, just say so and this one's on me :)

Be sure to tell me in the comments which set you're entering for, your email and blog address so that I can find you if you win!

Dah, ta Dah, 
Now for the rules!

Hop Rules 
You must host a giveaway on your site, you are responsible for obtaining a prize for giveaway and taking care of the shipping charges. 



  • You must giveaway something a reader, author or blogger would enjoy. 
  • Your giveaway post must include the hop image & linky (or links to the hosts' sites if you can't get the linky to work). 
  • Please only 1 mandatory entry - Keep it simple!  No long list of things for people to do to enter.
  • Your post must be live by 12:01 EST on July 19th. (That is 9 pm July 18th if you live in California) 
  • The giveaway must be specifically for this hop. 
  • Your site must be family friendly - no erotica or 18+ sites. Your site & giveaway must be free of steamy images and book covers. If it would embarrass me to have my teenagers see it, it can't be on your site. 
  • It is your responsibility to check the linky on July 19th to be sure you are still on the linky and that your link is accurate. Please send me a direct link to your post when it goes live. 
  • If you are using Rafflecopter set it to begin on JULY 18th and to end on JULY 26th. Do not use the point values +4, +5, +10 + 25, etc.


  • Hop along, ya'll! 

    46 comments:

    1. I follow on Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win!
      natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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      1. Hi Natasha, please let me know which set you are entering for :)

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    2. I followed you on GFC(erleen alvarez) and Facebook(Leen Abordo Alvarez).

      Thanks for the giveaway! :)
      Have a great summer!
      erleen[dot]alvarez[at]gmail[dot]com

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      1. Thanks, Erleen! Pls be sure to let me know which set of books you are entering for :)

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    3. Hello!
      I am just leaving a comment, not trying to sign up for the giveaway! Ha! My own pile of "must read" books is so big, I don't have room for anymore right now. :)
      I am at the beach right now, and I wanted to share my beach read--The Count of Monte Cristo. I am on about page 300 of 1200. So far, it is excellent! I am itching to get out to the seaside and read right now!
      I hope no one else in your house is sick right now.
      Have a super day!

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      1. Thankfully Roan, no one else has caught it! My sister-in-law and I have about decided that it might have been a case of food poisoning instead of a virus since no one else has gotten it. We visited with them the day before all this started. It's a mystery!

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    4. I follow via GFC: wni
      email: xgirl.wni@gmail.com

      thanks

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      1. Thanks! Pls let me know which set of books you are entering for :)

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      2. i'll choose set no 1

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    5. Following via Networked Blogs & Facebook (Amanda Ray & Amanda Martin Ray)
      email: luvs2read4fun@gmail.com
      I believe I would enjoy the last set of Alex Cross books (since I'd rather read a series of books beginning at the beginning ;) )

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    6. I absolutely love Alex Cross novels. I would liek to enter for the 3rd package: 4 Alex Cross Novels in paperback!

      GFC: Maneesha Haroon (old follower)
      Networked Blogs: Maneesha S Haroon (old)
      Facebook : Maneesha S Haroon (old)
      Pinterest: Maneesha Haroon (old)

      E-mail: maneeshaharoon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    7. I follow by GFC april_hunter24
      I would like to enter for the 2nd packag.
      april_hunter96@hotmail.co.uk

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    8. I follow by
      GFC: Tanja
      Networked blogs: Tanja Vrljić
      My email is tanjavrljic AT gmail DOT com
      I'm entering for Sookie Stackhouse books :)

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    9. I'm entering for the Alex Cross books. I follow via GFC as Danielle B!. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

      laughs4life14(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    10. I would love #3 please!! Following via Network Blogs as Heather Baker Schrock
      hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com
      http://redheaded-bookworm.blogspot.com/

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    11. Thanks for the giveaway!
      I'm entering for Sookie Stackhouse books.
      GFC : Dinda_SI
      FB : Dinda Lestarini
      NB : Dinda Lestarini
      Pinterest : Dinda Lestarini

      dl(dot)love(dot)freedom(at)gmail(dot)com
      http://dinda-l.blogspot.com

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    12. Following via GFC as Grace Lavender
      Would love #1
      liquiddemize(at) gmail.com

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    13. I choose 4 Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris...

      GFC as Denice Mae
      FB as Denice Cordero
      Net. Blogs as Denice Cordero
      Pinterest as Denice Cordero

      Thank you for this!!!

      Email: Gloxina_Keya@yahoo.com

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    14. GFC Irene E JEnsen
      Networked Irene Elisabeth Jensen
      I'm entering for set #3
      ireneejensenAThotmailDOTcom

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    15. GFC reading mind

      aliasgirl at libero odt it

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    16. I followed via GFC DanaSquare
      Networked Blogs Dana Cuadrado
      Facebook Dana Cuadrado

      So I would love set number one with the sookie Stackhouse books since I read one and 2 and still need 3!

      email danasquare3@aol.com
      www.danasquare.blogspot.com

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    17. I am entering for #3 set of books.
      GFC Nedraw
      Facebook Nedra Whittemore
      Networked Blogs Nedra

      neds1951@yahoo.com

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    18. I'm entering for the Sookie Stackhouse books!

      GFC: Kara D.

      supersonic182(at)gmail(Dot)com

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    19. Entering for the Sookie Stackhouse books.
      GFC:Valli

      Vallisbookden AT gmail Dot Com

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    20. I'd love the Sookie books!

      GFC MarmaladeLibby

      marmaladelibby at gmail dot com

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    21. I would love set #3..
      GFC Follower- ronnkelly3
      Facebook Follower

      Thank you for the giveaway..

      ronnkelly3@aol.com

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    22. I'd love set #1
      GFC: Leigh Ann
      Thanks!

      insaniyisnormal(at)gmail(dot)com

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    23. Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't read any of those books, so I'd be happy to win any of the sets!!

      Following on GFC (Darlene)
      darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

      +1 following on Networked Blogs (Darlene's Book Nook)

      +1 following on Facebook (Darlene's Book Nook)

      +1 following on Pinterest (Darlene's Book Nook)

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    24. I'd love set #1
      GFC:blackwolf
      Networked Blogs:blackwolf
      Facebook:blackwolf

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    25. +1 following on Facebook: Nikki O
      +1 following on GFC: Abby

      I'd LOVE Set #2/3 since I am collecting James Patterson!! Woo hoo!

      reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com
      http://by-abby.blogspot.com

      Thanks so much for this!

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    26. I choose the Sookie Pack!! Thank you so much!
      ~following~
      GFC: Gisele Alvarado
      FB: Ileana Alvarado
      NB: Ileana Alvarado
      Pinteres: http://pinterest.com/gisele77/

      ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    27. Hi! Catchy blog name :)
      I am entering for the Sookie Stackhouse books please.

      GFC: Na
      FB: Fiery Na
      NB: Fiery Na

      Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    28. I'm entering for set #3
      follow via GFC susan1215

      s2s2 at comcast dot net

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    29. The first one. Thanks.
      I follow on gfc-magic5905
      magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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    30. I follow in GFC!
      Any would be great.
      Thanks for a wonderful and generous giveaway!
      MonjaBlue(at)gmail(dot)com

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    31. I follow you on FB, too.
      Any would be great.
      Thanks for a wonderful and generous giveaway!
      MonjaBlue(at)gmail(dot)com

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    32. I would really like Set Number 3.
      I follow via GFC as Sarika Patkotwar.
      Email- sarikapatkotwar@gmail.com
      Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    33. Thanks for the great giveaway! These are all great! I follow as Erika on GFC
      msanderson79 at yahoo dot com

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    34. The Sookie Stackhouse books, please! :)
      I'm a follower via GFC (Lyra Gill) and my email's lyra.gill@gmail.com

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    35. Charlaine Harris books!
      GFC Seyma S.
      Pinterest follow seymas
      seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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    36. I follow your blog Gale Nelson gfc
      I would like to win the last set of books the first 4 books in the alex cross series

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    37. GFC follower: Rebecca Wilson

      I love James Patterson so I am soooooo excited for this giveaway!

      wilsonre09@students.ecu.edu

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    38. GFC Teresa Thompson
      Prize 1
      marine.mom42@hotmail.com

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    39. Oh what treats. It has been quite a while since I have visited with Alex Cross and would love to get acquainted again. Thank you for participating in this fun hop.
      GFC / Pinterest / Facebook Denise Zaky
      dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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    40. I would love the Charlane Harris books!!

      GFC follower-Jolene and Family
      Networked Blogs-Jolene Allcock
      Pinterest-Jolene Allcock
      Facebook-Jolene Allcock

      june111(at)att(dot)net

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    41. I am entering for the James Patterson books.
      gfc (Ruth)
      facebook (Ruth Mayer Hill)
      pinterest (ruthhill74)

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