Saturday, March 10, 2012

It's My Blogoversary! (+ Giveaway)

Dear Inklings,

Inklings Read is officially one year old! Thank you so much for hanging around and supporting me through my first year blogging. I cannot express to you how much fun I’ve had participating in this awesome community! Everyone has been so helpful, supportive, and welcoming. It has truly been an amazing year!

Around this time last year, I had just finished reading The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (AMAZING if you haven’t already read it). I was browsing the web and somehow came across The Story Siren. I remember being blown p&bcakeaway by Kristi's passion… and thinking “I want to do that.” I started up Inklings Read shortly after and posted my first review of The Iron Daughter. I was so excited when I got my first couple followers… To this day I still get a high from every new follower and every comment!

189 posts,
1,962 tweets,
55 reviews,
24 giveaways,
602 feed subscribers,
1 new blog design,
numerous squeals,
a ton of happy dances,
a bunch of great blogger friends,
hours lost chatting on twitter,

later and I’m still here today! I couldn’t be more enthused about what this year will bring. I’m already looking forward to BEA in June (my first big book event)!

So, cheers to all of you for making this experience as wonderful as it has been! Here’s to new friends, new books, and another (hopefully) fantastic year. ANYWAY, I think I've blabbered on enough... As a thanks to all of you for sticking with me, I’ve arranged a celebratory giveaway! Click Read More to continue to the giveaway.

Up for grabs are the following:

[1] book of your choice from The Book Depository (up to $15 value) – INT

- For every 250 Networked Blogs and Linky Followers gained during this giveaway I will add another book of your choice prize (up to 2 more). Current Stats: 117 Networked Blog Followers and 17 Linky Followers = 134 followers to start. At 384 followers I add on another prize! So share, share, share!

- This prize is only available to areas where The Book Depository ships. Not sure if you’re included? Check here.

[1] signed copy of rot & ruin by Jonathan Maberry - US

In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.

Prize courtesy of Jonathan Maberry.

[1] copy of goddess interrupted (Goddess Test, #2) - US9780373210459_TS_SMP.indd

Kate Winters has won immortality.

But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, she’ll have to fight for it.

Becoming immortal w. asn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.

Henry’s first wife, Persephone.

Prize courtesy of Harlequin Teen.
I would like to give a special thanks to Jonathan Maberry and Harlequin Teen for their generosity and for making this event possible!

Terms and Conditions:
- Must be 13 years of age or older!
- Winners will be randomly selected via rafflecopter. First place will get to take their pick of the prizes, second place will get to choose from what is left, and so on. Each winner will be given 48 hours to respond to my email. If I do not receive a response in that time period another winner will be selected.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Congrats girlie! Yay for 1 year and many more to come!! I wish I could join you at BEA, it's sure to be amazing!!!!

  2. :) Thanks Carole! I'm a little nervous, but mostly super excited!

  3. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! :)

  4. Congratulations and happy one blog year :))))

    The ribbon (that is edible looks like it is!) on that cake...I want to eat it. nomnomnom

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  5. Happy Happy birthday TO YOU! :D Yayyyyyyy so happy we could celebrate (somewhat because I never emailed you and I suck for that -_-) together!!! Hopefully we'll be blogging together this time next year!! You were one of the first blogs I started following (when I started following blogs LOL!) and I've loved all of your posts and all of your passion :) So keep blogging and reading love!!! <3

  6. Happy Blogoversary!! Congrats!

  7. Congrats! That's a lotta tweets. ^_^ Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. @Kali Indeed! I do wish that it was real instead of just my fantasy cake! Mmm.

    @Anna Aww Thank you!!! Can't wait to see what you have in store for yours! Will definitely be stopping by.

  9. Congrats Sarah!! Hope you have many more years full of success. Thanks for the chance too ~ Donna

  10. I loved seeing your awesome stats for only one year. Way to go and thanks for including us in your celebration with the giveaway.

  11. Congrats on your 1 year blogoversary!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

  12. In my entry I put GFC follower but I meant Network Blog! Thank you :)

  13. Happy Blogoversary and thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Congratulations! What an awesome accompishment.

  15. Happy blogoversary and thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Happy blogoversary, amazing giveaway! Thanks! :)

  17. Happy Blogoversary...thanks for the great giveaway!

  18. Happiest of Blogoversaries to you!
    Sorry I forgot to put I'm in the USA on my entry:)
    Thanks for a fantastic giveaway!!

  19. Wow! You have had a very successful year, you should be really proud of yourself. Congratulations!

  20. Happy blogaversary..

    thanks for the fantastic prize..


  21. hip hip horray..

    congratulation and celebration..happy blogoversary

    thanks for the giveaway