Tuesday, September 29, 2009

GIVEAWAY!!!! The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith


To celebrate my excitement about the upcoming release of "the Vampire Diaries: The Return: Shadow Souls" (okay, I know it's not until February, but still, I'm excited! And if you haven't read the others yet, it's time to get on it) and my joy about enjoying the Vampire Diaries TV series on the CW, I have decided to host MY VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!!!

That's right, I'm giving away a copy of "the Vampire Diaries: the Awakening and the Struggle." Unfortunately it's not the old one with the cool cover but the new one with the less cool cover.

Here's how to enter:
Post a comment with your e-mail address (so that I can contact you, of course), and, if you would be so kind, let me know what your favorite (non-Twilight) vampire book is. :-)

Want extra entries?

+1 - new subscribers/followers to my blog
+2 - if you already subscribe to/follow my blog
+1 - if you post a link to the contest in your blog
+3 - if you mention and link to the giveaway in your blog post
+2 - add me to your blog roll
EDIT: (new ways to gain entries!)
+2 - answer the question at the end of this post
+5 - post my button (html can be found in the sidebar) in your blog (and don't forget to post the link!

Anyhow, so that's it! Conest ends on October 28th, 2009 at 11:59 PM Paris time (which is 5:59 PM Eastern time). And it's open to everyone, no matter where you are (meaning internationally! YAY!!!!).
Post all of your entries in ONE comment!


Sara said...

Great contest!! Love that it's open internationally :)

+1 new subscriber/follower of your blog!


Unknown said...
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Heather G. said...

I'll put up on my blog tonight and then leave the "official" comment for my entry! Thanks for letting me know about your blog! It looks great!

Kim said...

Please enter me! :)
My favorite vampire book is Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz.

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

Count me in too!

I'm a new follower :)

hefollowedme AT gmail DOT com

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Hmm..favorite non twilight vampire book- I would have to say the Night Huntress by Jeaniene Frost!

+1 new follower
+1 mentioned your contest in my contest post

Thank you!


Kiara said...

Hi! Thanks for this international giveaway! I'm from Chile!

My favorite (non-Twilight) vampire books... are... The Morganville Vampires Series, by Rachel Caine :D!

+1 I'm a new follower.
+1 Posted on sidebar: HERE
+2 Your blog is in my blog roll.

And my e-mail address is kiara.dg(at)gmail.com


Natalie said...

+1 Link on contest sidebar
+1 Favorite vampire book...probably The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.

Natalie @ Mindful Musings

Sarbear said...

Hi : ) I'm new to your blog but I like it! Thanks for holding this contest -- I would be amazing to win the book!

My favorite non-Twilight vampire book is actually all of the books in the Southern Vampire (Sookie Stackhouse series) -- if you haven't read them, you should! You would love them!

Me email is:

+1 - new subscribers/followers to your blog

Orchid said...

Cool contest! For favorite vampire book/series, I'm torn between The Vampire Diaries, The Historian, and Blue bloods.

hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

Mrs. Magoo said...

I'd love to enter!! I'm a new follower-- thanks so much!

mrsmagooreads at gmail dot com

CeeCee said...

I'd love to enter.
Favourite vampire books are Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.

+1 new follower

Congrats on your firest contest hope it goes well.


cfisher1504 said...

New follower
cfisher1504 at gmail dot com

tetewa said...

I'm enjoying Rachel Caine's The Morganville Vampire series! tWarner419@aol.com

Guinevere said...

Favorite vampire book and one of my favorites of all time has to be Sunshine by Robin McKinley.


Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Congratulations on your first giveaway. I want to go with a classic and say Interview with a Vampire.


throuthehaze said...

I really love the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

+1 new follower

+1 mentioned in contest post

+2 blogroll

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Jonnie (JB) said...

The Southern Vampire Mysteries are my favorite.

Kristen said...

My favorite vampire book lately has to be Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith. I really think Vamps should seem a little more evil at times. :)
+1 new follower!


Emily said...

Please enter me :) Cool blog :)
+1 I'm a new follower



Reading said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the chance. My fav vamp books are the Sookie Stackhouse books.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Memory said...

Great contest! My favourite non-Twilight vampire book is definitely THE VAMPIRE LESTAT by Anne Rice. I love all the books in the series, but that one's my favourite.

-- Memory
xicanti AT gmail.com

PorshaJo said...

Enter me please.

My favorite vamp book is the class...Dracula. Though I also enjoy the Sookie Stackhouse books. :-)


Sheila (bookjourney) said...

OOH this looks good! My only Vamp experience is Twilight but I have heard wonderful things about these books! Count me in - I am a new follower of your blog!

journey throughbooks @ gmail dot com

The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

I have to say I haven't read a lot of vampire books although Dracula and Sunshine are on my list. I will go with Interview with the Vampire since it was my first and I remember my friends getting really into Anne Rice at the same time. Thanks for hosting this contest!

+1 new follower


Ladytink_534 said...

My favorite vampire book is Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

New follower


Blodeuedd said...

Hi :) Cool blog you have here.

blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

Sign me up, I would like to try this series. As for other vamp books (oh did not like Twilight really). I liked the Black dagger brotherhood by JR Ward

Jade Nguyen said...

Like Bethie, my favourite vamp books are the Sookie Stackhouse books.

Fokxxy said...

The best vampire book I read was Bloodline - the first one.

thank you.


Rue said...

I haven't read a lot of vampire books other, but I've always loved the tv shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff Angel.

Thanks for the chance to win!
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

cfisher1504 said...

I love the Anita Blake series and Sookie!!!! I ama new follower.
Thank you for a great contest.

Miss Haley said...

I've been meaning to read this...

+1 new follower
+2 you're on my blog roll
+5 your button is on my blog
+3 your contest is on this post: http://haleymathiot.blogspot.com/2009/10/contests.html

congrats on your first contest! i'm having my first at my blog, too. check it out if you like

haleymathiot at yahoo dot com

Wendy said...

Cool! One of my favorite vampire books is A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole (non-YA) I love it! :)


- Wendy (omgitswendy at gmail dot com)

Wendy said...

Oh! I became a follower. :) +1

- Wendy (omgitswendy at gmail dot com)

Milka said...

It is really hard to say another Vampire related book than the Twilight Saga because I haven't read any, I think.
I have Amanda Grange's Mr Darcy, Vampyre on my bookshelf waiting for me to read it, so I think I can say that that is a book I am really looking forward to read.

Please count me in to the giveaway. :)

+1 I became a follower


Heather G. said...

+2 follower
+1 posted a link at the bottom of my blog to giveaway
+2 answered your question

What a fun giveaway!

hmsgofita at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

would love a chance to win this! my favorite vampire novel? I like The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice. It's a classic and I like it much better than Interview with the vampire (I actually hated that book)

pls enter me!

sensitivemuse at gmail dot com

Sheere said...

Please enter me! I love this serie! The vampires diaries are one of my favourites!

+1 new follower
+2 blog roll
+1 sidebar


Reading said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Lauren said...

Favourite vampire book? That's a toughie. I'm thinking Parasite Positive by Scott Westerfeld, aka Peeps. It's incredibly well thought-out.

+2 I absolutely already follow your blog


Simply Stacie said...

I also love the Sookie Stackhouse books.

I am a new follower of your blog.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Shawna L. said...

Shawna Lewis

Thanks for this neat chance to win this amazing book!!!

+1 - I am a new subscribers/follower to your blog

+1 - I posted a link to the contest in my blog http://booksaremoviesinthemind.blogspot.com/

+3 - I mentioned and linked to this giveaway in my blog post http://booksaremoviesinthemind.blogspot.com/

+2 - I added you to My blog roll http://booksaremoviesinthemind.blogspot.com/

+2 - answer to the question~I really like "The Turnning' by: Jennifer Armintrout


Strangelove said...

Oh, please count me in!

carlos_durao AT hotmail DOT com

Oh, and I answered the question.

estereta said...

Thanks for the contest!

My favorite vampire book is "Lover eternal" from the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

+1 I'm a new subscribers/followers.

My mail is estereta(at)ymail.com

Ivana said...

Thanks for this giveaway! My all time favorite is Anne Rice. No Twilight-ish book can beat that.
My email is ivanaquick at gmail.com

+1 I'm a new follower
+1 posted on my sidebar
+2 you're in my blogroll
+2 I say option B



Justine said...

Haha, the less cool cover. I agree with you! Count me in, please ;)

+1 new follower
+1 posted a link on the sidebar at http://endlessbooks.livejournal.com
+5 posted your button on the sidebar at http://endlessbooks.livejournal.com

Hm. And my favourite vampire book would have to be...Peeps by Scott Westerfeld ;)


Unknown said...

Definitely going to have to go with Memnoch the Devil- Lestat is my all-time favourite.


Mariana S said...

International??? Great, please count me in ^^

+1 new follower
+1 link on sidebar: http://entrelibelulas.blogspot.com/
+2 you are in my blog roll
+2 answered the question
+5 post button: http://entrelibelulas.blogspot.com/


Kati said...

sooo cool! internationally YAY!

+1 new subscriber/follower of your blog!~
+2 answered the question~


andrea b said...

My favorite vampire book (series) would be The Little Vampire (Der kleine Vampir)

+1 - new follower
+2 - answered the question here: http://brizmusblogsbooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/review-wonderland-by-gabriel-common-and.html?showComment=1255567957459#c1174418583751212797

thanks for the giveaway!

Erica said...

I would love to be entered!

My favorite non-twilight vampire book is VAMPIRE ACADEMY!!!!! I love that series with a passion.

+1 - new follower

:) Erica

deltay said...

+1 Sidebar linked contest

Favourite vampire non-Twilight book would probably be... Scott Westerfeld's PEEPS. :)


Rebecca said...

Great contest.

My favourite vampire book would have to be Daughters of Darkness by L.J Smith

+1 New follower of your blog.


Brenda S. said...

Great contest! Please count me in!

+1 new follower
+1 Link on sidebar: http://eternamente-en-tiniebla.blogspot.com/
+3 Post in blog: http://eternamente-en-tiniebla.blogspot.com/2009/10/giveaway.html


thanks! ;)

Ashley said...

Please enter me, thanks!

+2 I follow your blog.
+1 Posted on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com
+2 Yes I agree: A hero is only someone who WANTS to be a hero, not has the feeling that he NEEDS to be one. That's dumb.

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Anonymous said...

We need more of these contests (open to every one without any discrimination).
Great interview
I'm a new follower (italian).

Hazra said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway. A vampire book I liked was Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris.
I blogged about your contest at http://linktoink.blogspot.com/2009/10/sunday-salon-my-fall-tv-lineup.html


Unknown said...

I would love to win this book. I love the TV series.

My favorite book is Darkfever, Karen Marie Moning.


Holly said...


+2 on Blog Roll http://goodgollymisshollybooks.blogspot.com/


Hailey Miller said...

LOL. Is it cheating to say the Night World series by L. J. Smith?? Cuz it’s definitely my favorite. LOL. Its ironic considering L. J. Smith is also the author of Vampire Diaries . The Night World series has a beautiful blend of adventure and romance (I know, I’m a total sap). Other than that I like The Otherworldlies by Jennifer Anne Kogler because the main character is unique and funny. Her strange quirks immediately had me interested and laughing.

+1 I became a follower!

+1Posted about this contest with a link on my sidebar at

+2 Added you to my blogroll.

+2 Answered the question about heroes. Here’s a copy of my answer.

To tell you the truth, they both make sense to me in a way. I’m gonna use superheroes as an example. If you had the ability to make your body as hard steel would you just sit back while a building crumbles? After all, you wouldn’t be hurt by falling rubble as a fireman would be. I think that if I was facing that situation I would go into the building and try to rescue people regardless if I wanted to or not. I mean, its not like you ASKED for the ability to make your body as hard as steel. Maybe you just wanted to be normal and it’s the power is just a random thing that was forced on you.

But you COULD want to be a hero. You COULD have wanted your power. You COULD want to run into collapsing buildings. So, as I said, they both make sense to me in a way.


Sheila (bookjourney) said...

Fun giveaway! Please enter me! :0

I follow your blog!

The answer tot he question for me is
a)A hero is not a hero because he wants to be. It's because he feels he has to be.

journey through books @ gmail dot com

Shawna L. said...

Shawna L

+2 My answer would be b. Because he wants to be a hero!!

Anonymous said...

+1 new follower

+ 2 you are now on my blogroll

And my favorite non Twilight vampire book would probably have to be House of Night because of it's boarding school setting.


Joana Dias said...

Count me in, please!
+2 I answered the question!

joanapatriciadias AT gmail DOT com

Edu Chico said...

Count me in, please!

educhico [at] gmail [dot] com

Edu Chico said...

And answered the question on the other post!

Cavalier said...

Hello there!
Count me in for this great offer!
o_rei_de_havana AT hotmail DOT com

+2: I answered the question about being a hero!

Joana said...
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Sang Hwa said...

enter me!!

+1 - new subscribers/followers to my blog nati_1825/vane_loyal
+1 - if you post a link to the contest in your blog http://doramamania.blogspot.com/2009/10/cuncursos.html
+3 - if you mention and link to the giveaway in your blog post http://doramamania.blogspot.com/2009/10/cuncursos.html
+2 - add me to your blog roll http://doramamania.blogspot.com/
EDIT: (new ways to gain entries!)


Jaime said...

loved Anne Rice's books
New follower +1
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Jafantunes said...

Oh, great opportunity!

jafantunes AT sapo DOT pt

Maria D said...

Oh, goody!

dr.strangelove.vs.citizen.kane AT gmail DOT com

Tanita said...

You are the best!

tanitalves AT sapo DOT pt

Caty said...

Hello there!
Thanks for this giveaway!

catarina DOT magoito AT gmail DOT com

Susy said...


Gonçalo Mil-Homens said...

Well, my girlfriend will love this!
goncalo DOT mil AT gmail DOT com

Josef13 said...

I'm a new subscriber~!

My current favorite vampire series is Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series, but a close second is Katie MacAlister's Dark Ones series. Love 'em~!

makotolightning (at) hotmail (dot) com

Roxanne Rhoads said...

enter me I am a new subscriber

My fave series is Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series but there are so many others I love as well

Giuly said...

Hi! I really really REALLY want to read it! please count me in!

+1 new follower!
+2 blog roll http://my-dreams-factory.blogspot.com/

thanks for the contest!


Ellen said...

I like Anne Rice's books.
+1 new follower

audrey said...

great contest, my fave vampire book is deffs the Vampire Academy series!

+1 following


Andrea [Buried In Books] said...

+1 - new follower
+1 - linked on sidebar: http://ireadd.blogspot.com
+5 - added your button to my sidebar
EDIT: (new ways to gain entries!)
+2 - I also choose answer B to your question (after re-reading it like 20 times haha) and agree with your opinion.


Andrea [Buried In Books] said...

Oh I almost forgot my fave vamp book...well it's actually a series, Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris.

Nikola said...

Thanks for such a great contest! As a fellow European, I truly appreciate it's international! :)

My email is rebelprince89@live.com

+1 new follower
+1 for posting a link (sidebar)
+2 for answering the question:

I feel like a hero needs to posses certain qualities, but it all comes down to choice. In other words, you can't have a hero who is egocentric or just plain uninterested - this would be paradoxical. There has to be a certain altruistic need in a hero to act heroically. However, as with all things in life, it comes down to choice as well. The choice has to do with what is right and what is easy. It's easy not to be a hero - but taking a bullet and consciously choosing to do something about the world you live in, even when it comes to most basic things, is in my opinion what makes the hero tick.

Nikola said...

Oh, and as for non-Twilight vampire book, I'm gonna say Dracula by Bram Stoker. Not only is it a scary book, it's also great literature!

Unknown said...

I'm so curious about this series! My favorite non T (I'm trying not to acknowledge it's existence here...)vampire books are the Angel books by Nancy Holder. I love him! My favorite vamp is Spike though hehe

+1 - new follower
+1 - link on sidebar under giveaways at
+2 - added you to my blogroll! :)
+2 - answered question. Totally B!
+5 - Put your button on my sidebar. It's cute btw :D


Lahna Archer-Brown said...


My fave non-twilight vampire book is the house of night novels, please eneter me, i real want to win!

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