Well folks, I'm at it again. Another totally awesome opportunity to get some great reading material and freaking outstanding jewelry into your hands! I mean, you've gotta love this. I know I do and I'm stoked to offer it all to you. Let's get right down to business.
My Giveaway and Rules:
If you follow this blog, you know I make it easy. In my humble opinion, there's nothing worse than seeing something you would like to win, but you have to jump throw too many hoops to get it...ugh!...torture. If you're interested in a chance to win, just become a follower if you're not already (you wont regret it!) and leave a comment with your email. That's it. Just know this, all winners are selected randomly, so when you enter, there is no guarantee which one you will win. Since most of the prizes are coming from sponsors, I can't guarantee they will ship outside of the US, so the giveaway this time is open to residents of the US only. Now, let's get to the good stuff.
The Grand Prize consists of two books by my favorite YA author Simone Elkeles: Perfect Chemistry, her breakout novel and Rules of Attraction, released this spring and a New York Times Best Seller!
I'm also including a beautiful necklace from one of my super sponsors, One Heart Jewelry. The jewelry is handcrafted and gorgeous. Make sure you click that link and check out that site! Bookmark it. I just bought some beautiful earrings from there.
Harlequin TEEN has graciously offered to donate some books, and I'm extremely appreciative. They will be sending three winners one of the following: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kadawa, released 8/1/10; Past Midnight by Mara Purnhagan, released 9/1/10 and Unraveled by Gena Showalter, released 8/31. A special thanks to Natashya Wilson of Harlequin TEEN for making the books available.
Ox Original Art Jewelry, another site of beautiful hand-crafted jewelry. Make sure to check in. This blue-green enameled pendant is done in the abstract expressionism style with color fields of aqua, teal and blue. The fields are separated with lines of brown and rust. The hand wrapped bail features an amazonite abacus and copper accent beads.
The Second Prize is a very special timepiece. It's a handmade clock that fits in perfectly with our Love theme. This unusual timekeeper is coming your way, courtesy of MakingTimetc. You will not believe the decorative clocks you'll find there.
The Third Prize finds us back to Harlequin TEEN and the YA book, Unraveled. The main character is a teen boy who has werewolves for friends, a girlfriend who's a hungry vampire and four human souls living in his head. Sounds like he's going through Hell to me. No wonder he's unraveling, so...Lol...I'm going to pair this book with an unusual hand-crafted collage teen angst pewter pendant with 24 inch chain. This is being donated by Fireflygirl Inspirations. You'll find unique and copyrighted pieces at her shop that you're not going to see anywhere else.
graceparks creations. It's a boutique that specializes in decorative children's hair ornaments, but Jaimelee, the owner is willing to customize the color of the headband if the winner desires. Now that is what I call great customer service.
The Fifth Prize is a lovely, petite, silver necklace with amber and citrine colored beads--perfect for the fall by Pieces of Zen. The owner of this shop has a good eye. Do yourself a favor and look over her designs! Honestly, they're beautiful and many are in the vibrant colors I love and I'm sure you will too.
Ladies (and gents!), I know you need a journal to write down all your intimate and important thoughts. It's so much easier to do this when you have a lovely book to write in. It inspires you. Well I'm not going to leave you hanging and thanks to Heather Zahn Photography I don't have to. She uses her own professional photography in her handcrafted designs! The Sixth Prize is a Guitar and Timepiece Journal. It's inspired by Sam in Shiver, Patch in Hush, Hush and Link in Beautiful Creatures. Stop in her shop and check out more YA inspired pieces--at great prices.
Last, but certainly not least is our Seventh Prize. It consists of two items: Sugar skull beads which can be used to make a necklace and a Sun and Moon adjustable ring. The ring is made of a copper base with acrylic and glass beads, all made by hand. Dreamtrappings is the shop of another talented artist of unique hand-crafted jewelry: Natalie Guschow. Hit the link and see for yourself.
Well that's all folks. I believe I've compiled a great stash of prizes for you to dig into. Please bear in mind, with the exception of the Grand Prize YA books: Perfect Chemistry and Rules of Attraction, the prizes--all the jewelry and the other three books, are coming directly from the shops/publisher providing them, thus I can't control the time span in which you receive your goodies! Good luck to all and you have my sincerest thanks for coming by. I hope this won't be the only time! I try to keep it interesting around here, so don't be strangers. Come back and stay awhile *smile*.
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