So I can't tell you all how much fun I had with the first crush contest! Your stories were so amusing, and I can't thank you all enough for sharing with me. I wish I could buy you all a copy of THE DARK DIVINE in return . . .but I think that might make my husband a tinsey bit cranky. But I do have a couple of ARCs that I've promised to giveaway, so let's get to it.
Since we are celebrating 2 contests this month (The Dark Divine Countdown, and The YA Carnival) I decided to choose each winner by a different method. The first winner was determined by the first crush story that amused me the most. I don't know if it was because it was so late at night when I read it, but "Stan, Stan, the Ice Cream Man" made me laugh so hard that I MUST award the first ARC of THE DARK DIVINE to: SARAH STEELE!
I decided to choose the winner of the second ARC (in honor of The YA Carnival) by a random drawing. So I printed out all the comments, cut them apart, and put them in a bowl. Then I let KidA draw a name. And the winner was . . . my mom.
Yeah, so we threw that name out (sorry, Mom!) and tried again. Which makes the second winner: DEBBIE'S WORLD OF BOOKS!
Congrats winners! Please email me at readbree(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address. And if you'd like your book inscribed to a certain name (such as your own :-D) let me know.
Thank you so much to the many people who entered the contest!! I'm sorry that not everyone could win. But don't worry, I'm kind of obsessed with giving stuff away, so there will be plenty more countdown contests in the future (on the 22nd of each month up through December 2009!). Also, I've heard rumor from my publisher that they might send me another box of ARCs, so hopefully I'll have a couple more to give away in one of those future contest.
p.s. I finally decided to let my parent's read my book, and ended up giving them one of my ARCs . . .so don't feel too bad for my mom ;-)