Saturday, August 22, 2009

Countdown to THE DARK DIVINE contest and purple toes too!

So its that time of the month again! Wait...I don't mean that... well I do...but that's not what I wanted to talk about. Wow. TMI. Um.... yeah.

So what I mean is "Yay, its the 22nd of August and that means only 4 months until the release of THE DARK DIVINE!!!!" And to celebrate? You guessed it-- CONTEST TIME!

But before we get into the contest, I have to tell you about something really cool. Hubby and I thought it would be really neat if we found some nail polish to match the girl on my cover's pedicure. Then we took the idea one step farther and said, well what if we actually found a manufacturer who could make THE DARK DIVINE nail polish? It seemed like a long shot, but we presented the idea to my publisher (who loved it by the way) and long story short, I give you THE DARK DIVINE nail polish!
Okay how cool is that? And I totally know that you want to know how you can get one for your very own. I mean, they are awesomely cute, don't you think?

Well, that's where the contest comes into play. And since the girl on my cover has beautiful feet (though oddly squarish toes), the grand prize this month includes a THE DARK DIVINE pedicure kit! (A foot file, a tub of peppermint smoothing pumice scrub, a bottle of peppermint cooling foot lotion, and a bottle of the nail polish.)

So here's how this month's contest will work:

Qualified participants will be entered into a drawing to win one of three prizes:

1. A pedicure kit complete with my new THE DARK DIVINE nail polish! + An autographed ARC of THE DARK DIVINE + $15 gift card to Barnes & Noble.
2. Signed copy of MY BIG NOSE AND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS by Sydney Salter + Signed copy of LIFE IN THE PIT by Kristen Landon
3. A $30 gift card to Barnes & Noble

What's a qualified participant you ask? Well, you must be a follower of the blog or twitter to qualify, so if you are not already a follower....you know...become one :D. You must also earn a minimum of 5 points from the list below to qualify.

1. Already a blog follower= 4pts
2. Already a twitter follower= 2pts
3. Become a new blog follower= 3pts
4. Become a new Twitter follower= 1pt
5. Post a twitter update about contest= 1pt
6. Blog about the contest= 5pts (must be in a post)
7. Post a comment responding to the questions posed below= 2pts

To enter, and make sure I don't miss anything, please post a comment to this post with the URLs of your blog/twitter posts and totaling your points (While you're there, you might as well comment on the questions posed and earn a couple extra points too).

For every point you earn in addition to the 5 points needed to qualify, you get an additional name entry in the drawing. For example, if you are already a follower, blog about the contest, and also post a twitter update (10 points), you would get 6 entries in the drawing (1 for the 5pts to qualify and 5 more for the additional 5pts earned). Contest ends midnight Aug. 29th. I'll post winners the following day.

Now, as mentioned, you can respond to a couple questions to earn points toward the contest. So, I'm wondering loyal followers:

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?

Now, go forth and blog and tweet and comment, and may the best readers win! (Oh, and as a side note, the "Favorites from SCBWI" commenting contest for Sherman Alexie's ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART TIME INDIAN and other books I picked up from the conference is still going on. I'll finish my stories sometime early next week. . . and then pick a winner for that contest shortly thereafter.)

101 comments:

Taschima Cullen said...

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?

Spike, one you know too well ;)

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?

Vampire. The question ain't why, it's why not.

1. Already a blog follower= 4pts
2. Already a twitter follower= 2pts
3. Posted a comment responding to the questions= 2pts

Im too lazy right now for everything else, and it's like 3 a.m. also I just posted a new review ^^

My blog: www.bloodybookaholic.blogspot.com

Twitter:
@taschimacullen

Liyana said...

1. Already a blog follower= 4pts
2. Already a twitter follower= 2pts (@dy0ulee)
3. Post a twitter update about contest= 1pt (http://twitter.com/dy0ulee/statuses/3487973142)
4. Post a comment responding to the questions posed below= 2pts

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri: It gave me an insight into what lies behind the facade. It's not as pretty as it seems.
2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
Spike from BtVS!
3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Shapeshifter with all the powers. Why not? It's like you can get everything all in one package! :D

Nicole said...

So I have been wanting to blog about your cool nail polish since I first laid eyes on it a few days ago, because honestly I think your purple nail polish is the cleverest little thing, and it really does match the cover art perfectly. But I haven't been able to post yet because I really wanted a cool picture of my own toes all painted to go with it, and well if you have ever tried to take a flattering picture of your own feet you will realize that it is next to impossible, and that enlisting your four year old to help will not work either (although he is sporting two lovely purple wee little piggy toes, because he just had to have painted toes too). Anyway so I'll work on it again tomorrow because I know I already have the nail polish (and I don't want to be greedy), but I am dying to get my hands on one of those ARCs so I will have to up my game, I might even have to break down and join twitter, although it does frighten me just a bit.

Taste Life Twice said...

+4 already a follower
+1 new twitter follower
+1 tweeted


1. The Warmest December by Bernice McFadden
2. Marcus Flutie from Sloppy Firsts-not necessarily a bad boy but w/e also Edward Cullen and while we're at it Eric from Dead Until Dark/True Blood
3. Vampires-Honestly, Twilight made me open up to the whole paranormal genre. Before it, I wasn't at all interested and avoided it like the plague. i also really love fairies!

tashiluvsu@live.com

Emily Cross said...

Ok Here are my comments to the Questions:

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?

The Time Travelor's Wife

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?

Spike

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?

Witches. Since i can remember i've been watching bwitched, sabrina, charmed etc. I think its because 'women' are portrayed as being powerful and independent!

Ok so i'm a follower = 4pts
new Twitter follower = 1pts
Posted on twitter about comp = 1pt
I've posted two blog posts about competition = (5pts x2 posts)10pts
i've answered the questions: = 2pts.

I'm shameless i know. i want the cover and that nail polish :)

Heres the links:

http://thechroniclesofemilycross.blogspot.com/2009/08/dark-divine-im-in-love-lol.html

http://thebookbundle.blogspot.com/2009/08/dark-divine-competition.html

Brooke Reviews said...

The nail polish is so cool, I love that idea :D

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective? Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy? Eric Northman from Sookie Stackhouse series.
3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why? Anything were, as long as they turn INTO the animal and not an animal/man hybrid. :)



+4 Already a blog follower
+2 Already a twitter follower @BrookeReviews
+1 Tweet! http://twitter.com/BrookeReviews/status/3491590080
+2 Post a comment responding to the questions posed below

=5 Entries into contest! (I hope I read that correct about how to add these up lol)

bacarleton(at)gmail(dot)com

jessjordan said...

+4 already a blog follower

+2 response to questions:

1. The last book I read that gave me a new perspective was 13 Reasons Why. Also Luna. Both are wonderful, eye-opening reads.

2. My favorite fictional bad boy was and will probably always be Spike. (RIP, Buffy. RIP.) He was bad ass and funny and hot, but also very humanized. It's hard not to love that.

3. My favorite paranormal creature: Hmm ... Most of the paranormal I watch on television or that I read is vampire, and that mostly stems from my love of Buffy. I know you didn't ask this, but shapeshifters are probably my least fav, b/c they make me so uncomfortable and I feel like I can't trust anyone to be who they actually say they are (e.g., Sylar on Heroes--he got a little too bad for me when he gained that power).

Kristen said...

+4 Already a blog follower
+2 Already a twitter follower
+1 Tweeted http://twitter.com/bookgoil/status/3491670955
+5 Blogged about the contest: http://www.bookworminginthe21stcentury.com/2009/08/bree-despains-awesome-contest.html
+2 Question responses:

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
Crash Into Me really gave me a new perspective on teen suicide.

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
Right now... Patch from Hush, Hush - yum yum.

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
I really like Valkyrie - there's a Kresley Cole series that features a few of these creatures/characters. They are portrayed as fun loving girls who don't eat but love throwing popcorn while watching movies. Storms occur depending on their emotions and they supposedly eat lightning for nourishment.


14 points total :-D

Jill of The O.W.L Blog said...

1. I read Walk Two Moons.
2. Erik from the Sookie Stackhouse books
3. I like the house Elves in the Harry Potter books. Because they try to help Harry

+2 Twitter following (justkeepreading)
+3 Became a blog follower
+1 Posted a twitter update (justkeepreading) I'll retwitter with an @to you!
+2 posted comment answering questions

WordVore Prod said...

Shveet! Here are my entries:

became a follower +3
became a stalker on twitter as ProdElektra +1
posted a twitter update +1
posted on blog in my Sunday Sundae http://myriad-words.blogspot.com/2009/08/sunday-sundae.html +5
1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective? Epitaph Road by David Patneaude. Made me wonder of a world with no males.
2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy? Does Sweeney Todd count?
3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Werewolves! 'Cause they are so darn active!
+2

prodhi@live.com

Cari said...

I am already a twitter follower= 2pts and I am a new blog follower= 3pts.

I have posted a twitter update about the contest= 1pt I'm all uncomfortable posting in twitter name because it's my real name. I know that doesn't make sense. Why have it be my real name at all? If you find people for "Cari the Librarian", it's me. And the tweet is the top tweet. Sorry...

And my responses! 2pts

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
I'm reading the Jungle right now. It's just devastating. The same things (corruption, not taking are of the little guy, not caring for workers) goes on today. It feels like nothing changes, it just changes form. It made me want to do something!

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
I actually like Nathaniel from the Bartimaeus Trilogy. He's an anti-hero/hero. (And his djinni is sarcastic and disrespectful and wants to smite him.)

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Djinnis! They fly, they change shape, and have nearly limitless powers!

Kate said...

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?

Unwind by Neal Stusterman gave me a new perspective on abortion. This story was amazing and creepy at the same time.

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?

Slyar on Heroes. YUM!

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?

I have always like witches. They usually have really cool powers.

1. Already a blog follower= 4pts

2. Become a new Twitter follower= 1pt (@neshelf)

3. Post a twitter update about contest= 1pt
http://twitter.com/neshelf/status/3492128373

4. Post a comment responding to the questions posed below= 2pts

So that is 4 entries. (Hope I did that right!)

Kate
neverendingshelf@gmail.com

Lizzy said...

The nail polish is awesome!

1. Already a blog follower= 4pts
2. Already a twitter follower= 2pts
5. Post a twitter update about contest= 1pt
The tweet is posted here: http://twitter.com/Cornucopiaofluv/status/3492193609
7. Post a comment responding to the questions posed below= 2pts

What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
The Actor and the Housewife

Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
Draco Malfoy...sure he's whiny and stuck up, but I love him.

What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
I'm a big fan of fauns. Do they count as paranormal creatures? If not I'll say werewolves. Are they good, evil? Who knows.

-Lizzy
Cornucopiaofreviews@gmail.com

RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Congratulations on the creation of your very own line of Nail Polish.
I'm looking forward to reading THE DARK DIVINE when it comes out.
:)

+2 - Already a Twitter Follower
+3 - New Blog Follower
+1 - Tweeted the contest
+2 - This Comment :)

Answers to Questions:

1) Last book I read that gave me a new perspective was REGENESIS by C.J. Cherryh.

2) Favorite fictional bad boy is Lymond from THE GAME OF KINGS by Dorothy Dunnett.

3) My favorite paranormal creature is the vampire because of Anne Rice and Lestat & Louis. PN Elrod solidified that love with BLOODLIST and Tanya Huff clinched it with her Blood books.
:)

All the best,
twitter: @RKCharron
xoxo

Chick Lit Teens said...

1. Forest Born

2. Jess Mariano from Gilmore Girls

3. Hmmm... I'd have to say Casters from Beautiful Creatures.

Now for other entries:
+2 new blog follower (Apparently last time I followed it didn't work.)
+2 already a Twitter follower
+2 responded to the questions
+1 Tweeted about the contest (http://twitter.com/ChickLitTeens/status/3492611029)

That's seven entries total.

Jessica
chicklitteens@gmail.com

Mariah said...

The last book I read that gave me a new perspective was Ballads of Suburbia
My favorite fictional bad boy is Luke Dillon from Lament!
My favorite paranormal creatures would have to be faeries evil or good either way they are awesome!
+2 responded to questions
+3 New follower
+5 blogged contest http://anidorikiladra.livejournal.com/8073.html

thanks for the contest!

Limerick said...

1)The last book I read that gave me a new perspective was Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. It made me really rethink how I treat all of my old friends.

2)Favorite fictional bad boy at the moment would be Jonathan Christopher Valentine from The Mortal Instruments.

3)Favorite paranormal creature is a werewolf. The first creature I really got exposed to way back when I started reading Harry Potter.

+4 I'm an old follower :)

Thanks for the contest, Bree. I can't wait for The Dark Divine to come out!

Sarah
two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

*I'm already a blog follower = 4pts
*I'm already a twitter follower - @lafemmereaders = 2pts
*I posted it on twitter - http://twitter.com/lafemmereaders = 1pt
*These Questions = 2pts

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective? I'd have to say Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater because the relationship between Sam and Grace was undeniably amazing. No matter how different they were their love connected them [Sam was a wolf and Grace was human]

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy? My favorite bad boy right now would be Patch from Hush, Hush because he's soooo sexy!

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why? Vampires because their is a quiet sexyness about them, the way they walk and glide, swift movements and great senses. Also, they scream sexuality even when it comes to the way the blood drink, well when it's not vicious lol.

Thanks!
-Eleni
lafemmereaders@yahoo.com

Lexie said...

+4 already a follower
+2 already a twitter follwer
+2 answers to questions:

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
--I just finished up Cleopatra's Daughter, by Michelle Moran, and that gave me a whole new insight into not only Cleopatra, but also what it meant to be a war prize in Ancient Rome. I grew up learning about Ancient Rome (my bedtime stories weren't 'Where the While Things Are' or 'Goodnight Moon', they were essays on the Senate and how House Claudii was villiefied in history), but I've always loved Egyptian history so much more, so it was fascinating for me to see the two cultures clash so horribly.

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
--If we're talking a bad boy on the side of good, I would have to say Ash Redfern (from LJ Smith's 'Daughters of Darkness'). I can't help myself. Oh but Eric Northman (from Sookie Stackhouse books) is fast topping the list since he's unabashedly Amoral.
3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
--Zombies. Is that weird? I mean Vampires are cool and ghosts are pretty awesome (I'm really not much for witches and shifters), but Zombies? OMG i've loved them forever and a day. BRAAAAAIIIIINNNNSSSS

Lexie
Lexie.Cenni(@)gmail.com

Kiirsi said...

Blog and Twitter follower, plus just RT'd your tweet. (I don't know how to give you a specific link of my tweet but since you follow me you can prob see it. :) So that plus questions = 9 points, I think.

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
"Spindle's End" by Robin McKinley

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
Hmmm...mind drawing a blank at the moment. How about Jack Sparrow? Or does he not qualify as a "bad boy" even though he's a pirate?

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Goodness. I guess the Twilight vampires (only them...I don't read much other vamp fiction). I like the Cullens because they're "good" vampires and kind and lovely people.

Bianca said...

Became a new blog follower = 3pts
Became a new Twitter follower @bianca1946 = 1pts
Post a twitter update about contest http://twitter.com/Bianca1946/status/3494380437 + 1pt
Answered the questions = 2pts

1. I thought 'Civil Peace' gave me a new perspective. It wasn't a book, but a short story we read in English 10 honors.

2. My favorite fictional bad boy is DRACO MALFOY and SNAPE! I love my Slytherins! <3

3. My favorite paranormal creatures are wizards/witches because they are wicked cool! I can't tell you how many times, I wished I could be like Hermione Granger!!

My blog: http://wickedgoodbooks.blogspot.com

Bianca
infinitemusic19 AT gmail DOT com

Kelsey said...

+2 new follower

Questions:

What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
Well it's actually a book I'm reading now... Positively by Courtney Sheinmel.

Who's your favorite fictional bad boy? Draco!

What's your favorite paranormal creature & why? Faeries. I just love them, with their wings and magic powers. I've read a lot of faery books lately- Wicked Lovely, Wings...

(:

Kelsey
kelseythebookscout@gmail.com

Sarbear said...
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Sarbear said...

Oh, this looks soooo good! And the nail polish is beautiful -- I love purple! Please enter me:

- Already a blog follower= 4pts

- Post a comment responding to the questions posed below= 2pts

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective? The Time Traveler's Wife. It made me think about how you don't always appreciate someone until they're gone.

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy? Mine would be Eric Northman from Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series.

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why? People that are old souls in paranormal romances -- people who keep getting reincarnated. They have cool stories behind them in all the times in history.

geekettesarbear(at)yahoo(dot)com

sharonluvscats said...

+4 already follow the blog
+2 already stalk you on twitter
+100,000 gave u a cool new nickname. ;) Hey it was worth a shot!

+2 Rampant gave me a new perspective on Unicorns. Before I read it I thought that unicorns were wimps, but they are really blood thirsty monsters. Yeah, who knew?

+2 do zombies count as a paranormal creature? Is so zombies, if not than unicorns. I love zombies because they encompass everything that I am afraid of, death, lose of control, and cannibalism. Unicorns are awesome because they are big, and deadly, and beautiful at the same time.

Tynga said...

Ok here's we go =)

+4 I am already a blog follower
+1 I am a new twitter follower
+1 i tweeted about the contest http://twitter.com/Tynga/status/3494781743

What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
I read an ARC of Fire by Kristin Cashore and LOVED it, I wa s abit scared I wouldn't enjoy something so medieval compared to what I usualy read but I am a fan!

My favorite fictionnal bad boy, umm that's a hard one 'cause I always fall for bad boys lol. Jace from mortal instrumensts is awesome, but Adrian from Vampire Academy would have to be my favorite.

My favorite paranormal creature, umm I can't say I have a favorite one, really the creature doesn't matter it's the writing and the plot that does. But I have to admit shifters are close to my heart, and dhampirs I am a huge VA fan ^^

thanks for the contest!
Very kool nail polish =D

Erica said...

I absolutely LOVE the nail polish - that's awesome.

+4 already a follower
+3 already follow on twitter (@thebookcellarx)
+2 answering questions

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective? definately Ballads of Suburbia - it just was such a powerful book.
2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy? Probably Patch from Hush, Hush or Adrian from Ballads of Suburbia
3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why? I don't necessarily have a favorite creature as much as what the author DOES with that paranormal creature. But I do love faeries (do they count?) - they're by far my favorite

:) Erica
thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

HockeyVampiress said...

New perspective book.... Angel of Death by KAren Dales..... her characters face such human problems with angst and humor...
My sexiest paranormal drool baby is Shane McAllister from Jeri Smith Ready's WVMP series.
And if not figured out yet my fave para is vampires.... they are sexy and they have differing powers to take away the everyday mundane life I am forced to live.

I am a new follower on twitter and the blog... have RT the contest and will continue to do some more...

californiameaghan said...

i am a current twitter and blog follower (6pts total)

the last book i read that gave me a new perspective was thirteen reasons why by jay asher. just finished it this weekend and it was amazing.

i think my favorite paranormal creatures are vampires. i love how each author can make his or her own universe and lore so they don't all act the same or have the same weaknesses.

so 8 pts total.

thanks for running this contest!
the nail polish is gorgeous... will it be in stores?

meaghan_koci (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sheere said...

Amazing contest! Love the nail polish!

+2 for answering the questions.

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
The hunger games by Suzanne Collins

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
I think that I like all bad boys, but my favourite is Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter). Though Patch from Hush, hush is a very bad boy!

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Vampires. They are beautiful, immortal, fast and usually they have awesome powers!

+3 Became a new follower

+5 Blog about the contest. Hope spanish is ok!
http://todoesfacilsi.blogspot.com/2009/08/sorteo-dark-divine.html

Total= 10points = 6 entries

sheere.dry@gmail.com

Casey said...

What a great contest! Love the nail polish. How cool!

+4 already a follower
+2 already a follower on twitter
+1 tweeted contest http://twitter.com/casey625/status/3493448352
+5 blogged about contest http://casey62588.blogspot.com/2009/08/chance-to-win-dark-divine-by-bree.html
+2 comment on questions

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
Crank by Ellen Hopkins

2. Who’s your favorite fictional bad boy?
Jace from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

3. What’s your favorite paranormal creature and why?
That’s hard because it depends on the story and the plot. But if I had to pick one I would say fairies (does that count?).

Casey
paranormalfanatic@gmail.com

Cam Ballou said...

Might I say...awesome toe nail polish? Truly inspired!

1. The Hunger Games if we are talking YA fiction.

2. Bad Boy? Probably Jacob even though I am an Edward fan. I can't remember the names of any others. Sara Dessen always had some good ones in her books but they have slipped my mind.

3. Paranormal creature? Vampire of course. You had to know you would get nothing but Twilight answers :)

Okay..so let's see if I can do this right -

Already blog follower = 4
New Twitter follower = 1
Post a coment = 2
Blog about contest = 5 (at benncams.blogspot.com)

Yamile said...

Question #1: Shelter me.
Qustion #2" there's no other bad boy as succulent as the Brat Prince: LESTAT THE VAMPIRE!!!!
Question #3: er ... vampires! I've always been fascinated by them. They terrify and fascinate me at the same time.

New blog follower: 3
New twitter follower: 1
twitted about it: 1
blogged about it: 5
posted comment: 2
Do you give extra points by posting it on Facebook? I just posted a link!
Great blog and your book looks awesome!

My blog: cheboricuas.blogspot.com

Lindsey Leavitt said...

ooh Bree! What cute swag!
And there is nothing wrong with square toes.

Pixie said...

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
I usually don't like the bad boys - I am more of a best friends, kinda gal. But I love Zsadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood, and Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl(the show, I haven't read the books).

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
I have to pick one...um Zombies. Who doesn't love zombies? What other creature can have you scared to death, and peeing your pants from laughing so hard?

+3 -became a follower
+5 -blogged about the contest
http://pageturners-underthecover.blogspot.com/2009/08/bree-despain-dark-divine-contest.html
+2 - answered questions.

BTW- love the picture of you, used for the header.

Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis
weloveourdogs@juno.com

+4 already a follower
+2 already a follower on twitter
+1 tweeted contest http://twitter.com/theblindcupid/status/3498613013

+2 comment on questions

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
Identical by Ellen Hopkins

2. Who’s your favorite fictional bad boy?
Po from The Graceling

3. What’s your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Mermaid, love them. I love everything about them their tails the mossy hair & the cool way people have seen them in the past.

















http://twitter.com/theblindcupid/status/3498613013

Lauren said...

I would love to enter!

I’m already a follower. (+4)
I’m already a twitter follower. (+2)
I posted on twitter about the contest from @Lauren817. (+1)
I blogged about the contest here:
http://laurenscrammedbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/08/okay-im-really-going-to-stop-with.html

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?

Hmm, Crash Into Me on the reasons behind some Teen Suicide causes.

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?

Patch from Hush, Hush, is now my new favorite factional bad boy. He’s just awesome.

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?

Probably witches because they always some kind of interesting power that would be a blast to have.

laurenscrammedbookshelf@gmail.com

Wendy said...

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?

Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley.

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?

Oooh, this one is hard. Curran from Ilona Andrew's Kate Daniels series. LOVE him.

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?

Weres, because they're dual-natured and that sounds so cool!

Wendy said...

- Already a blog follower= 4pts
- Become a new Twitter follower= 1pt
- Post a comment responding to the questions posed below= 2pts

:) Wendy.

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Hi Bree, I'd love to be entered in this contest. I submitted a comment but I don't think it went through before--if you have a duplicate of this, I apologize!
+2 Question answers
1. Last book read that gave me a new perspective was The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. I love debating all the different issues in that book with friends. Such a great read!
2. Fave fictional bad boy = Patch from Hush, Hush
3. Favorite paranormal creature is Sam from Shiver. I would totally go werewolf for him with the way he is so passionate for Grace!

Bonus entries

+4 Already a follower
+2 Already a Twitter follower
+1 Posted twitter update
Awesome contest at Bree Despain's blog-!! http://bit.ly/46sIFk
+5 Blogged about this
http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/06/book-contests.html

Thank you!
Kim
bookbutterfly9@gmail.com

Lilibeth Ramos said...

+4 Already a blog follower
+2 Already a Twitter follower: @Lilixtreme
+1 tweeted about contest: http://twitter.com/Lilixtreme/status/3500012910
+2 for questions!

1. Right now, I can only think of one series that has made me look at things in a new way, and it might sound kind of silly but it's the Anita Blake series. It's the longest series I've ever read (and am still reading!) and even though it has alot of sexual content it's sort of the meaning behind it all. Different personalities toward how a person consider their personal space private or open for negotiation, if that makes sense.

2. Tie between Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series and Patch from Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush. Lol, tough decision.

3. I have to say that my favorite paranormal creature has to be a witch, this because two reasons.
One, ever since I was little I would look up spells and make my own Book of Shadows. Two, because of L.J. Smith's Secret Circle series, I absolutely love that series to bits!

Thanks for having the contest Bree!
lilibethramos@live.com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh how fun is this!!

1. New Perspective-

Well, I recently read Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert and made me see more of the overall world and the things that can hurt you. That's the main one that comes to mind at the moment at least.

2. Favorite fictional bad boy?


Oh wow, this is kind of hard for me actually. I love Dorian Gray in The Picture of Dorian Gray...not to be with, but he's so dark and fascinating, I mean!

3. Favorite paranormal creature?

I really like to read about vampires. I think elves are interesting and fairies can be great.


Already a blog follower= 4pts

Become a new Twitter follower= 1pt

Post a comment responding to the questions posed below= 2pts


lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

LinzReads said...

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
Identical, or anything by Ellen Hopkins. Everything she writes is so raw and real. It's eye-opening.

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
I love Gollum from the Lord of the Rings. That whole universe is terrific. Oh, and Irial from Ink Exchange.


3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Hmmm, I'd say vampires, but I also love angels/fallen angels and that sort of thing. Paranormal is my fave book subject.

+3 became a follower(and how could I not?)
+2 answered questions

This contest is so clever and amzing! I cannot wait for The Dark Divine, and I adore that nail polish. Thanks for the chance to win!

dancer_girl(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Rebecca Herman said...

Please enter me!!

rebecca191(at)aol(dot)com

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?

Lady Macbeth's Daughter by Lisa Klein


2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?

Spike

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?

I like witches and faeries the most I think. Because I like magic and they are both magical!

+3 for new blog follower
+1 for new twitter follower
+2 for answering the questions

Jessica Kennedy said...

I'm already a blog follower= 4pts

I'm already a twitter follower= 2pts

I posted a twitter update about the contest = 1pt

I blogged about the contest= 5pts

Responding to the questions posed = 2pts

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?

The Hunger Games made me realize how lucky were are to have a pretty decent government/society right now because it could be much worse.

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
I really liked Lucius from Jessica's GT Dating on the Dark Side but I've always been a fan of Eric from The Sookie Stackhouse series and since watching True Blood I've remembered why he's so awesome.

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
I'm a huge fan of were creatures. I love the werecats from Rachel Vincent's series.

So 14 pts total? :) Woohoo! Can't wait to read your book and the nail polish is genius!

Book Dragon said...

A new blog follower= 3pts
A new Twitter follower= 1pt (@bookdragonslair)
Post a twitter update about contest= 1pt

Blog about the contest= 5pts
BookDragon's Lair

Post a comment responding to the questions posed below= 2pts


1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?

Staying Fat for Sarah Brynes (not finished with Fearless yet)

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?

I can't even think right now.


3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why? Werecat. Think huge purr.


bookdragonslair at gmail dot com

12 pts

Ashley said...

booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

3 pts - Became a blog follower.
1 pt - Became a twitter follower @booksobsession.
1 pt - Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/booksobsession/status/3501875752
5 pts - Posted on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com
2 pts - Answering the questions:

What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
Becoming Chloe by Catherine Hyde

Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
James from Twilight. (:

What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Werewolves! They are so laid-back, handsome, and strong!

aqtbenz said...

+3 became a blog follower
+1 became a twitter follower
+1 posted about this contest on twitter (i at-replied the post to you, my username is abbey_lee)
+2 answering the questions:

1. My Sister's Keeper
2. Jace from The Mortal Instruments Trilogy
3. I know everyone says this because of Twilight but I have to admit, my favorite has to be vampires. Twilight made vampires hot, strong, and sexy. What can I say?

Grand total: 7 points!

Great contest! :)

-Abbey
email: aqtbenz[at]hotmail[dot]com

Dani. said...

The Dark Devine? and Purple Nail Polish??? Count Me In! Dark Devine sounds sooooo good! and who doesnt love purple nail polish??? (weird people?)
Dani.
lightningstreak123@comcast.net

Extras:
+4: Already a Blog Follower!
+1: New Twitter Follower!-
@Danidlion
+1: Tweeted about Contest-
http://twitter.com/Danidlion

throuthehaze said...

1. Already a follower= 4 pts
2. new twitter follower= 1 pt (throuthehaze)

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
The Time Travelers Wife

2 Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Vampires!! They have awesome powers and they are immortal...what's not to like?

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Bree Biesinger Despain said...

Wow, I love all of your answers. My already huge TBR pile is growing by the minute from all of your book recommendations.

So here are some answers from me:

1. Book that changed my perspective: WINTERGIRLS by Laurie Halse Anderson. This really helped me understand what goes through the heads of people with eating disorders and body image issues. I even recognized some things in myself.

2. Favorite fictional bad boy:
SPIKE!! . . . And Daniel from TDD, I wouldn't have written him if I weren't in love with him.

3. My favorite paranormal creature: Well, I;d tell you but then I'd have to kill you . . .
Sorry, might spoil TDD if you knew.

donnas said...

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?

A Lion Among Men by Gregory Macguire. Wonderful series very full of other meanings that really makes you think.

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?

Bones from Jeaniene Frost's series.

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?

Vampire of course. Strong, sexy, mysterious.

Already a blog follower= 4pts
Already a twitter follower= 2pts
Blog about the contest= 5pts - http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/2009/08/dark-divine-countdown-contest.html
Post a comment responding to the questions posed below= 2pts - see above

bacchus76 at myself dot com

pepsivanilla said...

Please enter me :)

+3 became a follower (hi!)
+2 questions...

1.Book that changed my perspective:
Dreaming in Black and White by Laura Jensen Walker
it made me realize that life can throw you some curve balls, but it's all going to work out for the better, you can't possibly plan everything in life

2. Fave fictional bad boy:
Jess from Gilmore Girls!

3. Fave paranormal creature:
the vampires from Scott Westerfeld's Peeps


pepsivanilla14(at)hotmail(dot)com

Llehn said...

I'm already a follower.

1. The Hunger Games. It showed me what pacing can do for a book!

2. Edward the pro assassin from the Anita Blake series

3. Shifter because it would be cool to be something else once in a while.

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

rubberbandgirl said...

Hey Bree...
I'm already a follower and if you see my blog post http://oneoftwocams.blogspot.com/2009/08/dark-divine-countdown.html you'll see how excited I am for you being published et all.
Now, for questions:
1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
True new perspective appliable to real life? Christlike Parenting by Latham
2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy? The Vampire Lestat
3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why? I have long loved vampires. Why oh why?

So that's 4+5+2=11 pts!
Sign me up for the contest!

*Samantha* said...

-Already a blog follower= 4pts
-Already a twitter follower= 2pts
-Post a twitter update about contest= 1pt here
-Blog about the contest= 5pts here
-Post a comment responding to the questions posed below= 2pts

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
Every book I read gives me some sort of new perspective and as weird as this is the last book I read was The Monsters of Otherness by Kaza Kingsley. It made me think about how sometimes the best thing to do is not always the easy way, but it's worth it in the end.
2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
If we're going by books then...Draco. Can't help it. But if we are going by all mediums, then Jordan Catalano from My So-Called Life. He set a whole new standard for the "bad boy"
3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Faeries and vampires. I've always had a thing for faeries and I've never been able to figure out why. And I've been loved vampites since Vampire in Brooklyn came out when I was like 6. They are sexy and dangerous and bad for you, but you just can't help it.

Samantha
HarlequinTwilight@gmail.com

*Samantha* said...

Oh yea, I have 14 points!

Samantha
HarlequinTwilight@gmail.com

Jake Lsewhere said...

I've blogged about this giveaway here.

I'm also a follower via Friend Connect.

Thanks,
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Ginna said...

Already a blog follower= 4pts
Already a twitter follower= 2pts
Post a twitter update about contest= 1pt
Post a comment responding to the questions posed below= 2pts

Wow, this is a tough and complex one!
1. The book that comes to mind is My Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner--I just discovered Stegner a few months ago, and he's amazing.
2. I'm having a hard time with this one--but I think my favorite bad boy would be Demetrius from Midsummer Night's Dream. I don't know if he really counts, but I love him.
3. Elves from lord of the rings. Awesome.

Fantastic Book Review said...

2. Already a twitter follower= 2pts
3. Become a new blog follower= 3pts

Post a comment responding to the questions posed below= 2pts

Looking for Alaska by John Green
I wouldn't say it gave me a new perspective more so than it keyed in on what I've come to realize now.

Favorite Fictional badboy? Patch - Hush, Hush & Jericho Barrons - Fever Series

Favorite Paranormal creature? Gosh I have so many... I love the strenght that they all have, not to mention, everyone of them seems to be HOT in the looks category.

Britt said...

That is a fabulous shade of purple!

Became a follower after the Blogger party the other night. :D

Favorite paranormal creature.... can we go with dragons?

Marie said...

New blog follower= 3pts
New Twitter follower= 1pt -- doodlebug40.

Answers to questions = +2

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?

The Hunger Games

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?

I'm going to go with Spike -- I love Spike! :-)

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?

Vampire -- I've always been fascinated by vampires :-)

marielay@gmail.com

Bibsalright said...

Already a blog follower-4 points
Already a twitter follower-2 points
Posting a comment about the questions-2 points
Total-8

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
13 Reasons Why

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
Spike!

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Shapeshifter, because it'd be cool to be always changing into different things

Hillary said...

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
Macon from Someone Like You
3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Zombies

+4 Already a blog follower
+2 Already a twitter follower
+2 Post a comment responding to the questions posed below

DeNiSe MaDnEsS said...

4pts I follow your blog
2pts already Follow on Twitter @DeniseMadness

1pt @DeniseMadness Posted on Twitter
5pts posted about this contest http://denisemadness.blogspot.com/7.
2pts posted about the question below



1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective? Eyes like Stars by Lisa Mantchev I’ve never been a fan about fairy books but this book was really imaginative it made me see fairy story differently
2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
2. I have a ARC of Hush Hush so I’m going to say patch his character is such a bad boy
3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
3. Fairy I just discover theme

14 pts in total for my entry
Denise Madness
Deniseguzman682(at)Gmail(dot)com

justicejenniferreads said...

3. Become a blog follower = 3 pts
4. Become a twitter follower = 1 pts
5. Post a twitter update about the contest = 1pt
Link to twitter: http://twitter.com/xseptembergrlx
There's the required five points.

Now for two extra:
1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride made me really think about relationships and friendships in a totally new way. I loved it.

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
Megan McCafferty's Marcus Flutie. I think I fell in love with him a little after reading the books!

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Fairies - I did a project on them in my midieval lit class. They are so gorgeous and can also be super sneaky and powerful. How cool is that?

That's a total of seven points!

Debbie said...

Total pts 15 pts

I am a blog follower (4 pts)
I blogged about it (5pts)
Questions (2 pts)

I am posting it on my blog tonight at 12:00am at this address http://cranberryfries.blogspot.com

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
I am almost finished with Shannon Hales the Actor and the Housewife.
Definitely gives one a new perspective on something I believe. Married people having friends of the opposite sex, how much involvement you should have in your family's (as in brothers or sisters) life, how religion affects your choices (or how others judge you) etc.


2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
I reread Princess Bride last week just love love Inigo's character. He's a bad boy to start since he's trying to steal Buttercup and all, but in the book (vs the movie) you get the background of why he's looking for the 6 fingered man. The boy has a tender heart.

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
I've never really thought I had a favorite but I read Shiver a few weeks ago and really enjoyed her type of werewolves, so I'd say that.

(Congrats on the fab new nail polish. What a completely adorable idea!)

a flight of minds said...

+4 Already a blog follower
+2 Already a twitter follower
+5 Blogged about the contest: http://aflightofminds.blogspot.com/2009/08/so-you-say-theres-contests-eh.html
+2 answering questions:

1. Last book that gave me a new perspective? A LOT of books do that for me, but I'll go with Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert because that's the most recent. :)

2. I just finished reading The Demon's Lexicon, and Nick is definitely high on my list of favourite fictional bad boy.

3. Favourite paranormal creature is a toughie. I do love vampires and faeries because there can be so many interesting twists on them.

Thanks!
Alex (& Lauren) at aflightofminds(at)hotmail(dot)com

BookMac said...

+3 am a new follower!

+2 commented on the questions (below)

1.)Last book that gave me a new perspective would have to be Wicked: Witch and Curse. It was so dark and had so much death in it, It made me feel like I knew nothing og the real world

2.) Jace from The Mortal Instrument series would have to be my favorite fictional bad boy, I just love him!

3.) Forite paranormal creature would probably have to be a vampire or a witch. I love magic.

Thanks!

Bookmac13@gmail.com

3.)

bridget3420 said...

+3 New blog follower

+2 Already a Twitter follower - bridget3420

+1 Tweet - http://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/3530318586

1. How It Ends by Laura Wiess
2. Kisten from The Hollows series
3. Vampires because they hate the sun.

*Key* said...

+3 New Blog follower
+1 New Twitter Follower
+1 Tweet -http://twitter.com/Keysha28

1. Evermore by Alyson Noel
2. Bones (He may the hero but in a very badass style) from Night Huntress Series
3. Vampires, for being such complex creature and I love that they are very territorial!

Michelle said...

Become a new blog follower= 3pts

Post a comment responding to the questions posed below= 2pts

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?

I just finished "Shiver" by Maggie Stiefvater which was an amazing love story.

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?

Hmmm, probably Adam from the Mercy Thompson series.

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why.

This is a hard question since I love all paranormal creatures but I may have to go with shapeshifters though I do love vampires.

Pam said...

+3 new blog follower

+2 questions:

1. Three Cups of Tea
2. Daniel Cleaver
3. Witches/Wizards - they somehow seem more realistic to me and don't frighten me (I'm a bit of a wuss).

melacan at hotmail dot com

CrystalGB said...

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective? Women and Money
2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy? JR Ward's Zsadist
3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?Shapeshifters. You never know what is lurking under the surface.


Became a new blog follower= 3pts
Became a new Twitter follower= 1pt

Crystal816(at)hotmail(dot)com

Simply Samantha said...

+4 Follower

+2
1. Peace Love and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle
2. Spin
3. Shapeshifters because they're just awesome. =]

Points - 6
Entries - 2

BrittLit said...

+3 new blog follower
+1 new twitter follower @weareattached
+1 posted twitter update @weareattached

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
Ballads of Suburbia by: Stephanie Kuehnert
2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
Seth from Wicked Lovely he counts as a bad boy right?
3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Faries.... because they are better. *laughs* I like them because there are so many different varieties of them and they seem to be the most fun paranormal creature unlike zombies(not that zombies are bad) they want BRAINSSSSSSS!

teensatthelibrary[at]yahoo[dot]com

Wanda said...

I just became a follower of your blog and would love to be entered in your draw.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Thao said...

I want to read the book. Please enter me ^^


Become a new blog follower= 3pts
Become a new Twitter follower= 1pt
Post a twitter update about contest= 1pt: http://twitter.com/serenehours
Post a comment responding to the questions = 2pts


1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert
2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
Jacob from Looking For Alibrandi by Malina Marchetta.
3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Werewolves. I kinda like how they howl :)



something_maybeATliveDOT

Cynthia said...

2. Already a twitter follower= 2pts
3. Become a new blog follower= 3pts
1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective? Catching Fire because it change my perceptive on what great books can be.
2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy? My favorite fiction bad guy is Guy of Gisbourne on Robin hood bbc.
3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why? Vampires because I got hooked when I was a hesitant reader by the L.J Smith books

cindysku07@aol.com

Valynne said...

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?

The Rabbi's Cat - Joann Sfar

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?

I love Sark from the TV show Alias.

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
I like ghosts/spirits because they can go anywhere and sort of be a fly on the wall.

1. Already a blog follower= 4pts
2. Posted a comment responding to the questions= 2pts
3.Blog about the contest= 5pts (must be in a post)
http://nagamatsufamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/school-shopping.html

Total = 11 pts.

D said...

I blogged about your giveaway! wheelertribe.blogspot.com

I am currently a follower and I will answer you questions in another comment. :)

congrats on the nail polish! so cool!

Bree Biesinger Despain said...

So I found out yesterday that I'm going to get a an ARC of HUSH HUSH!! (Thanks to a tip from one of our lovely readers.) I'm so excited. Especially now that so many of you have listed Patch as one of your favorite bad boys.

Will commence stalking mailman . . . now.

Cathy M said...

Became a new blog follower today

1. Jessica Andersen's Dawnkeeper story was a wild ride through Mayan prophecy and legends.
2. Roarke always makes my top list.
3. Love shifter stories, especially wolves and big cats. The animal characteristics mixed with human traits are only limited by the imagination, with so many great stories to choose from.

caity_mack(at)yahoo(dot)com

smck27 said...

Hey love the cover and the nail polish!

Just became a Follower of your blog (smck27)
Following you on twitter
(smck27)
Posted this contest on twitter(smck27)
my email steph4182(at)hotmail(dot)com
I read eat, pray and love and my perspective on life has totally changed. This book very uplifting.

I would have to say my favorite bad boy would be Shane from Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine.

I have two favorite paranormal creatures which are shape shifters and werewolves.

Jenn said...

Become a new blog follower= 3pts
Become a new Twitter follower= 1pt
Post a twitter update about contest= 1pt (http://twitter.com/jenwang94/status/3567890002)
Post a comment responding to the questions posed below= 2pts


1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?

Their Eyes Were Watching God.

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?

Hard to say. The most recent one is probably Shane from the Morganville Vampires series.

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?

Vampires, definitely. Need ask why? :)

Jenn said...

Oops, forgot contact info, sorry.
And thank you for this contest! :)

jenniferwang.usa(at)gmail(dot)com

purplg8r said...

+1 became a new Twitter follower (purplg8r)
+1 posted a twitter update about the contest
+5 I blogged about the contest here

+2 for answering the questions below:

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent...I had never heard of bean sidhes before
2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy? I'm not original, I know, but I love Edward from Twilight
3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why? Vampires...I just find their lifestyles to be intriguing

Total points=9

Andrea
belle2211(at)yahoo(dot)com

elnice said...

+3 New follower
zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom
+5 posted on my blog
http://ellzreadz.blogspot.com/
+2 questions
1. Ink Exchange (first book of Fae that I have read-loved it)
2. Bad Boy-ERIC from the Southern Vampire Series. yumyum
3. As much as I love vamps, I have to say witches, they have so many great powers. And if they are in Kim Harrison's world, they live longer too!

melissa @ 1lbr said...

+3 for becoming a new follower
+2 for answering questions:

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective? American Lion - I learned a lot about Pres. Jackson and how he impacted modern politics

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy? Valek from Snyder's Study trilogy (he's bad, right?)

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why? a tricky one...I think I like faeries (though it depends on the depiction) because of their affinity for nature

librariansbook(at)gmail(dot)com

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Awesome marketing idea with the nailpolish!!

+3 I'm a new follower
+2 I'm answering your questions

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
• The Mediocre Assassin's Handbook by Tamara Sheehan (Gay Assassin in 19th Century Japan)

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
• Jean Claude from the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
• Shifters - 'cause I think we all have a little animal inside us, some of us are just in better touch with it than others!

Miranda
mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

Mya said...

OMFG NAIL POLISH?!?!?! Dude, seriously, duct tape outfits and writing revelations were enough, but this officially makes you and your husband the coolest couple ever. Period.

Oh man, this feels like calculus... but here goes...

+4 Already a blog follower
+2 Already a twitter follower
+1 Tweeted!
+2 Questions (is that 2 for each or 2 for them all?):
1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
That would be Willow by Julia Hoban. It's been a long time since something affected me that way. Suddenly, being a teenager makes more sense.

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?
Um, he isn't quite YA... but I'm going to have to go for Roarke from J.D. Robb's In Death series. At least he's the latest of my favorites... there's quite a list there.

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Werewolves. And I don't mean Jacob, I mean actual fictional werewolves. Because they're hot (pun intended). And because Derek (Darkest Powers series - Kelley Armstrong) and Sam (Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater) and Annette Klaus' Blood and Chocolate makes me think so!

Mya said...

And after all that I forgot my email address:

mya DOT rooney AT gmail DOT com

thebookaddict said...

Hi! Great blog and great contest! Here are my entries:

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?

The Host by Stephenie Meyer gave me a new perspective on human beings.

2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy?

The Vampire Lestat from Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. He's a bad boy who is searching for his purpose and is ultimately good at heart (if vamps have hearts!).

3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why?

Vampires because they are immortal and just think of how many books they can read!

Here is the link to my Twitter post about the contest:

http://twitter.com/thebookaddict/status/3595402135

Here is the link to my blog post about the contest:

http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/2009/08/dark-divine-contest.html

Points total:

Became a new blog follower= 3pts
Became a new Twitter follower= 1pt
Posted a twitter update about contest= 1pt
Blogged about the contest= 5pts (must be in a post)
Posted a comment responding to the questions posed below= 2pts

Total= 12 points

Thanks again =)

~M~

Paradox said...

Already a blog follower= 4pts
Already a twitter follower= 2pts
Post a twitter update about contest= 1pt
Link: http://twitter.com/ParadoxRevealed/status/3595652004
Post a comment responding to the questions posed below= 2pts

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective? - Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy? - The only character that immediately comes to mind is Kartik from the Gemma Doyle Trilogy.
3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why? - I know they've been overdone, but vampires. There will always be something mysterious and seductive about powerful creatures of the night.

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~The Book Pixie said...

This is such a terrific contest! Definitely count me in.

Q1. The last book that gave me a new perspective was Jumping Off Swings because it gave me a chance to read a male's pov concerning teenage pregnancy.

Q2. I've barely read any books that would be considered to have bad boys. Or atleast not recently. The only one that even comes to mind is Keenan from Wicked Lovely.

Q3. My fave paranormal creatures are shape shifters and werewolves.

+4 Already a blog follower

+2 Already Twitter follower

+1 Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/thebookpixie/status/3612909658

+5 Blogged in post here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2009/08/wickedly-awesome-contests.html

+2 responded to questions

Total=14

~Briana
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readergirl321 said...

+3 Became a new blog follower- Readergirl321
+2 Already Twitter follower- @wondergirl12

Question 2- Well he's not to much of a bad boy but he does give off the bad-boy type! Lucas from Claudia Gray's Evernight series!
*swoon*
I love him!

gapyeargirl123 said...

1) The last book I read that gave me a new perspective...
Hmm, I'm not really sure. 'Obedience' by Will Lavender really makes you start to question a lot, I think.

2) Favourite fictional bad boy
Gosh, this is hard, because I'm a sucker for bad boys in books. I guess Kisten from Kim Harrison's books is a favourite, though.

3) My favourite paranormal creature?
Vampires, by far - that's why I write about them! I also love were-creatures - I love the pack dynamics. It always seems so much fun.

I've blogged about this here: http://dragon-crier.livejournal.com/74081.html
And I'm now following the blog.

Blog post = 5pts
New blog follower = 3 pts
Answered questions = 2pts

10 points total = 6 entries? I think?

Doreen said...

Thanks for the chance to win a Barnes and Noble gift card! So excited! Love the purple nail polish in honor of the book! :)

~New blog follower= 3pts
~New Twitter follower username: luvcontests= 1pt
~Posted a tweet about contest http://twitter.com/luvscontests/status/3635532734 = 1pt
~Blogged about the contest http://treasuredgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/dark-divine-release-giveaway.html= 5pts
~Posted a comment responding to the questions posed below= 2pts

'Let Go' by Sheila Walsh.
I don't have one actually. :)
Vampires, they're all the rage! Everyone luvs em! :)

Book Sp(l)ot said...

four months to the book and two months minus one day to my birthday!

+3pts for becoming a follower

1. What was the last book you read that gave you a new perspective?
The Missing Ink actually gave me more thoughts on tattoo artists--it's not a deep perspective change or anything but it is one
2. Who's your favorite fictional bad boy? either Spike from Buffy or... nope, him
3. What's your favorite paranormal creature and why? vampires because there's so much to get from that myth--there's the religious side..the general 'bad boy' side, the evil but redemptiony side..they can just be really complex


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Bree Biesinger Despain said...

Thanks all! The contest is now closed. I'll announce the winners later today.

etirv said...

1. Sage-ing While Age-ing by Shirley Maclaine gave me a fresh perspective -- even though it's not a romance!

2. Favorite fictional bad boy: Conrad Wroth in Kresley Cole's Dark Needs at Night's Edge.

3. Favorite paranormal creature: vampires!

+3 - New blog follower!

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