Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop

It's time for the second annual Mid-winter's Eve Giveaway Hop. Dates for this year's hop are Dec. 21st to 27th. This hop is hosted by Inspired Kathy from I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Jessie Harrell from Oasis For YA & The Daily Harrell. 

I have two prizes for this hop. 

For my US followers, I have a box of ARCs and other books that I have recently received and reviewed. They have been gently read. There are three ARCs and two finished copies in the box. The exact contents are a surprise.

For my followers outside of the US, I am offering one book of their choice (up to $15 US) from the Book Depository. You must live in a country shipped to by the Book Depository to enter this one.

Here are the rules:
1. You must be a follower of this blog (New followers welcome!)
2. You must completely fill out the appropriate form.
3. You must enter before midnight Dec. 27.

Here are the forms:


  1. thanks you for this great giveaway and for having thought about your international followers

    all the best

  2. Nice giveaway! On half of Oasis for YA, thank you for participating in this hop! Happy Holidays.


  3. Happy Holidays & thanks for the giveaway!


  4. Great giveaway. Follow on GFC deanna_boocock

  5. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC: RunawayBridalPlanner/Kristy W.

  6. re: book review request by award-winning author

    Dear Kathy,

    I'm an award-winning author with a new book of fiction out this fall. Ugly To Start With is a series of thirteen interrelated stories about childhood published by West Virginia University Press.

    Can I interest you in reviewing it?

    If you write me back at johnmcummings@aol.com, I can email you a PDF of my book. If you require a bound copy, please ask, and I will forward your reply to my publisher. Or you can write directly to Abby Freeland at:


    My publisher, I should add, can also offer your readers a free excerpt of my book through a link from your blog to my publisher's website:

    Here’s what Jacob Appel, celebrated author of
    Dyads and The Vermin Episode, says about my new collection: "In Ugly to Start With, set in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, Cummings tackles the challenges of boyhood adventure and family conflict in a taut, crystalline style that captures the triumphs and tribulations of small-town life. He has a gift for transcending the particular experiences to his characters to capture the universal truths of human affection and suffering--emotional truths that the members of his audience will recognize from their own experiences of childhood and adolescence.”

    My short stories have appeared in more than seventy-five literary journals, including North American Review, The Kenyon Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Chattahoochee Review. Twice I have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. My short story "The Scratchboard Project" received an honorable mention in The Best American Short Stories 2007.

    I am also the author of the nationally acclaimed coming-of-age novel The Night I Freed John Brown (Philomel Books, Penguin Group, 2009), winner of The Paterson Prize for Books for Young Readers (Grades 7-12) and one of ten books recommended by USA TODAY.

    For more information about me, please visit:

    Thank you very much, and I look forward to hearing back from you.


    John Michael Cummings

  7. Thank you so much for participating in this hop and for the awesome giveaway!

    Gena Robertson

  8. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays!

  9. Thanks a lot for the giveaway and Merry Xmas!

  10. Thank you for the giveaway. I am Laura P. on GFC.
    bookloon at gmail dot com

  11. Thank you for the giveaway.
    I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
    GFC June M.

  12. I made it in time! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  13. Thank you so much and Happy holidays!

  14. Thank you for the giveaway! Best wishes and success for 2012!
    GFC- Kelley Johnsen
    kelleynutrition at gmail dot com


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