Sunday, August 01, 2010

OMG! Book Giveaway

My online friend Keris Stainton has her first young adult book in print. Della Says: OMG! was published by Orchard Books in May of this year but because Keris lives in the U.K. the book wasn't immediately available here. Actually, it still isn't available on Amazon.com (boo) unless you own a Kindle and it's sold out at Amazon.ca where I bought two copies. One for myself and one for a blog giveaway right here. Yeah!
About the Book: Don't miss this fantastic debut novel - Keris Stainton is a fabulously contemporary, witty and fresh new voice who teen girls will adore. Della's over the moon when she kisses her long-standing crush at a party -- but then she discovers her diary has disappeared...When scans of embarrassing pages are sent to her mobile and appear on Facebook, Della's distraught -- how can she enjoy her first proper romance when someone, somewhere, knows all her deepest, darkest secrets?

About the Author: Keris Stainton is a new, incredibly promising young writer, with a magazine journalist background and with her finger firmly on the pulse of what rocks in a teen girl's world. She co-edits the online reading group Chicklish ("Reader, I snogged him...") -- www.chicklish.co.uk. Keris also has her own books blog (fiveminutespeace.co.uk) in addition to her original blog -- www.keris-stainton.com.
Prize Details:
  • One copy of Della Says: OMG!
  • Retail value: $10
How to Enter:

For this giveaway there is the option of one to four entries. To get four entries you must leave a separate comment below for each method following these directions. You must include a contact email. To avoid your email getting spammed use this format: imagery [at] cogeco [dot] ca:
  • Main entry: This one is a must to enter. Leave a comment below telling us if you have ever kept a diary and worried about someone reading it. Easy peasy!
  • Second entry: Leave a comment below after you follow Keris on facebook. Include your facebook address in comment.
  • Third entry: Leave a comment below after you follow Keris on twitter. Include your twitter name in comment.
  • Bonus: Leave a comment below after you follow BigGirlBlue on twitter. Include your twitter name in comment.
Stipulations:

One entry per person is allowed -- suspicious entries with the same IP address will be deleted without notice. The lucky winner will be chosen from the comments at random, using random.org, on August 30, 2010 at 3 pm EST. This giveaway is sponsored by BigGirlBlue and I will be mailing the giveaway after the email and mailing address of the winner have been confirmed by myself (so make sure you enter the right email). This giveaway is open to person 18 years and older living in the United States or Canada only. Void where prohibited by law. The winner will have two weeks to claim the prize; after which time it will be rewarded to someone else.

UPDATE: The winner was announced in the comments below. Congratulations to Suzanne Culp-Veldpaus.


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Topic Links
* Keris Stainton's official website
* Della Says: OMG! on Kindle

18 comments:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

this looks really cute. I have kept a diary...for awhile actually. I worried a bit that someone would read it, but it was always in my room and the only people that could would be my family and they aren't like that.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

follow you on twitter: @shootingstarmag

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

follow keris on twitter: @shootingstarmag

lauren51990 at aol dot com

edmontonjb said...

The whole reason I haven't kept a diary is I'm worried someone would read it!

dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

mom2girls said...

I have a jounal now, have kept one always since my mom's best friend gave me one in oh perhaps third grade (I am now 36) I have kept everyone I ever made. I have a HUGE box of them. MY brother was a huge concern, I am sure he did read them, he and I had a terrable time as kids. My husband I trust and I have been honest with him and told him that what I write is the dragons in my head and he won't like it - so don't read it.My daughter now has one -she is nine and she writes in it, she has filled three now. She also has alot of dragons in her head ;) Once on paper though, they can no longer torment you, it is a great trick!
tracyschultz@yahoo.com

"Suzanne" said...

I used to keep a diary when I was younger but my family (brothers) found it and after that I gave it up!

suzanneculp at gmail dot com.

"Suzanne" said...

I like Keris on facebook. (Suzanne Culp-Veldpaus)

suzanneculp at gmail dot com

Jane said...

I tried to keep a diary when I was about ten, but was afraid my siblings would read it, so I never wrote anything good in it.
jcottey at aol dot com

valerie2350 said...

nope - not a diary keeper :)

valerie2350 at hotmail dot com

valerie2350 said...

like keris on FB

valerie2350 at hotmail

valerie2350 said...

follow keris on twitter

valerie2350

valerie2350 at hotmail

valerie2350 said...

follow you on twitter
valerie2350

valerie2350 at hotmail

cherdon said...

I kept a diary when I was a teenager and yes I was worried my mom would come across it and read it and ground me LOL

cherdon at sympatico dot ca

cherdon said...

I follow Keris on facebook

username is cheryl hodgkins

cherdon at sympatico dot ca

cherdon said...

I follow Keris on twitter

username is iamcherdon

cherdon at sympatico dot ca

cherdon said...

I follow BigGirlBlue on twitter

username is iamcherdon

cherdon at sympatico dot ca

theladya said...

I used to keep a diary when I was a teenager but I never worried about anyone reading it. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

Moe said...

There were 17 eligible comments. I used the Random Integer Generator tool at Random.org to pick the winner.

The winner was commenter number #7 of this post – Suzanne Culp-Veldpaus.

Suzanne, I will email you and request mailing information. Please reply to that email ASAP. You have two weeks to claim the prize; after which time it will be rewarded to someone else (but I know you waaaant it).

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Moe,
BigGirlBlue Blogger