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Rabid Reads Is Turning 4! #Giveaway

On September 30th Rabid Reads will be turning 4, and we’re celebrating by counting down to the big day by giving back to our most rabid of readers! There will be weekly random draws for gift cards, books, ad space, Paypal cash, & more—all you have to do to qualify is leave a meaningful comment on ANY blog post between September 1st & 30th, open internationally. There’s no limit on the number of times you can win, so go wild!

And, if commenting’s not really your thing, you can also earn entries on Twitter (tweet + use hashtag #RRbday), Facebook (like, comment & share), and Instagram (like, tag #RRbday & share).

In the four years Rabid Reads has:

  • Been visited 3,428,549 times;
  • Published 1,572 posts (including this one);
  • Reviewed 677 books;
  • Tweeted 46,284 times;

Top 4 most viewed book reviews (descending order):

Top 4 most viewed posts (descending order):

Top 4 visiting countries (descending order):

  • United States;
  • Canada;
  • United Kingdom;
  • Australia;

Top 4 referrers (descending order):

  • Google;
  • Twitter;
  • Facebook;
  • GoodReads;

Top 4 keyword searches (descending order):

  • Rabid Reads;
  • Best werewolf books;
  • Werewolf books;
  • Good werewolf book;

Top 4 books sold via affiliate links (descending order):

Top 4 most clicked on books via affiliate links (descending):

Grab the Button!
Rabid Reads 4 Year Blogiversary Giveaway

Giveaway Winners:
#1 (02/09) Lais Roque – @ForeverBelikov – Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas;
#2 (05/09) Julie Tinkler – @julenjulie – $15 Paypal Cash;
#3 (11/09) Brandee Price – @BookwormBrandee – $15 Amazon GC;
#4 (19/09) Mary Kirkland – @scarymary66 – $15 Amazon GC;
#5 (19/09) Kara-karina – @karakarinaNBR – $15 Amazon GC;
#6 (30/09) Aly – @megeara_erinyes – $15 Paypal Cash;
Top commenter of Sep (30/09) Miki – Lecture toute une Aventure – Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs.

Let the commenting begin! Good luck! 🙂

Carmel Signature

Owner, designer and main blogger behind Rabid Reads. Avid book reader, snowboard bunny, video gamer and Supernatural fan. I love all things paranormal, werewolves especially. Oh, and I’m Canadian, eh!

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  1. Congratulations!!! That is an adorable button!

    • Thank you! And, yes, those eyes are impossible to resist. 🙂

  2. Wow, and I’ve been following you for almost that long! Congratulations!

    • Cool! Old followers, new followers… I love you all! And, TY!

  3. Hooray! Happy (almost) Blogoversary! Four years is a great milestone, and hopefully you’ll still be around in four more years! 😀
    Angie F. recently posted…Review: Sleeping with the Boss (Anderson Brothers, #1) by Marissa Clarke

    • Oh gosh, I don’t know if I’ll survive another 4 years. LOL 😉 Thanks for the kudos!

  4. Congrats on 4 years! That button is so cute. Grabbed it.
    Jennifer recently posted…Another 5 Star read! Evernight by Kristen Callihan

  5. Congrats on 4 years! I wonder if I search for “werewolf” if your site will come up 😉

    • Thank you! You’ll probably have better luck with ‘werewolf books’, but I tried both, and RR shows up on the first page on Google.

  6. Congratulations! I enjoy your posts!

    • TY! I’ll be sure to keep ’em coming in that case! 😀

  7. Congrats my friend *throws confetti* Hope we celebrate many more!
    kimbacaffeinate recently posted…Sunday Post #123 Bridal Showers, Toilet Paper and Books

    • Thanks darling! I can’t remember if I congratulated you on your 3 year, so… *throws confetti back*

  8. Oh, that’s lovely! Four years is quite something! The banner is so cute. Did you made it? 🙂
    Lola recently posted…The Seven Deadly Sins Tag

  9. Congrats! That’s awesome! I’ve been enjoying your posts.
    Mary Kirkland recently posted…Wicca: A Guide For The Beginner

    • Thanks, Mary! I hope you’ll keep enjoying them for years to come. 🙂

  10. Wow!! Congratulations on 4 years!! That is awesome… and I thought 2 was doing well! lol
    Great stats, by the way! I just hit 200,000 views, 3 mill is the sh*t!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    Naomi recently posted…Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up #103

    • Every milestone is worth celebrating IMO. I forgot to do a post last year, so this time around I’m making up for it with a whole month of giveaways. 3M is indeed cray-cray! I’m ecstatic that so many peeps find my posts worth reading.

  11. Congrats! Amazing stats. You run a classy blog 🙂

  12. Congratulations.

  13. CONGRATS! SO happy for you! I’m coming up on year 2 ^_^
    Danielle recently posted…Coffee Shop Talks #69

    • Nice! Two years is worth celebrating too. Thanks for the shout out in your Coffee Shop Talks feature BTW. 🙂

  14. Congratulations on your anniversary.The pup in your button is a little cutie. I love reading werewolf books and so does my husband. Keep up the good work.

    • Only a little cute!? He’s freaking adorable! Thanks for the congrats! I wish I could get my hubby to read werewolf books. LOL

      • Little as in his size not in his cuteness.

      • I figured. I was just razzing ya. 🙂

  15. Happy 4 year Bookaversary!!!!!
    blodeuedd recently posted…Second Opinion: Dark Aemilia – Sally O’Reilly

  16. Happy 4 years for a great Blog!

    • Time flies when you’re having fun, and reading awesome books!

  17. Congrats and happy nearly blogoversary. you did selection a great button too ( so cute!!)

    it’s really a pleasure to follow your blog!
    miki recently posted…Un avant goût de Minuit ( 9.5) par Lara Adrian ( publié dans l’anthologie Les Amants des Ténèbres)

    • Thanks! I new as soon as I saw the pup that I could give him a good home. Hehe

  18. Congrats on 4 years! So exciting and awesome to be able to party with you all September long! Hope you have many more blogversaries to come! 🙂

    • Out with Stomp vs Romp, and in with blogiversary. The fun just never ends here at RR. TY for the congrats!

  19. Happy 4th blogoversary. Your stats is, well just “wow” will never enough to said it :). I hope you have many many years to come for blogging and reviewing!
    Ren recently posted…Juli & Agustus Update: New Author Reading Challenge

    • Thank you! I impressed myself when I was putting together this post. LOL I was like seriously, I did that in 4 years!?

  20. HAAAAPPY BIRTHDAY! Your website is awesome and I LOOOVE the husky you have there! ^^ May the stars watch over you

    • I couldn’t find a wolf wearing a party hat, so I figured the husky was close enough. Plus, talk about cuteness overload! Thanks for the bday wishes. 🙂

  21. Wow, congrats girls! You are one of my fav blogs!
    Jennifer Bielman recently posted…Kindle & Nook Freebies & Cheapies #95

  22. Congrats!! I look forward to a month of celebrating!
    Jen Twimom recently posted…Happy Labor Day: What is Labor Day?

  23. Happy blogoversary! I adore your blog so I wish you many more years of blogging, great books, especially with werewolves <3
    Lea Krnjeta recently posted…Heart to Heart Mondays (1) : End of a book series

    • Thanks! I’m sure that there’s still plenty of fab werewolf books in my future.

  24. Congratulations!
    That button is so cute 🙂

  25. Woohoo!!! Congrats to you, Carmel! Great accomplishment!
    Happy 4 Years! I wish you much success in the future! 😀

    • The big FOUR! I feel so old. Haha No, not really… Thank you for the congrats!

  26. Happy blogiversary! I’m about to celebrate 6 years myself, doesn’t it just fly by? 😀
    Rhianna recently posted…Release Day: BAD BOYS OF ROMANCE a biker anthology [Spotlight + giveaway!]

    • 6 years!? Holy geez, however did you survive that long?

      • I kind of wonder myself. lol Especially since I’m a solo-artist. I admire other bloggers who can handle sharing their space and at the same time I think it’d be so nice to let someone else help me.

        4 years is amazeballs though. So many blogs fizzle in the first year us old timers are going to need a retirement community one day. 😉
        Rhianna recently posted…Weekend Reading [08/29-09/01] :: In which I rag on genre division… and gender division too.

      • Giving up being a one-woman show was difficult at first, but turned out to be a lifesaver in the end. I don’t think I would have made the 4 year mark without my associate reviewers.

  27. Wow, four years! Congrats! I’m not gonna lie, I may have been one of the people who found Rabid Reads by searching for “werewolf books.” 😉 And your button is adorable! I love that you chose a little pup. Too cute!
    Danya recently posted…Review: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

    • I’m sure that you’re not the only one, and that’s a super good sign! If RR had come up first in the search results for angels books I would have wondered. LOL Thanks for the love!

  28. I have been following for a couple of years now, and this is definitely a go to Blog for me !!
    Thank you for being awesome.

  29. Happy Early Anniversary! I love the anniversary button by the way… So cute!
    BookaholicCat recently posted…Review: One Night More by Mandy Baxter

    • TY, Marcela! It’s not a cat, so I’m glad that you like it. Hehe

  30. Happy, happy Anniversary Carmel!!! I wish you many many more happy blogging years and all the success you deserve 🙂
    Way to go girl!!
    Lupdilup recently posted…Shifting Shadows Audiobook by Patricia Briggs (early review)

  31. Happy Blogiversary Carmel! That button is too cute to not post on my sidebar. I’m going to have to step up my commenting game, eh?! 🙂
    Lori recently posted…Cover Reveal: Dead New World by Ryan Hill

    • Thanks for the well wishes, and for grabbing the button! And, yes, you sure do. Well, only if you want free books that is. 😉

  32. Wow 4 years that’s amazing! You know how much I love your blog and I hope you’ll continue many more years!

    • I love yours too, but thanks for the props. 🙂

  33. Four-plus years is quite an accomplishment in the blogosphere, and what a generous giveaway! Yay!

    • I’m rather proud of hitting the 4 year mark. Stay tuned, the first winner will be drawn either tomorrow or Wednesday. 🙂

  34. Ffffff oooooo uuuuuu rrrrrrrrr. 4 years. Wahoooooo . Let’s party all

    Congrats ladies

    Btw I love the husky pup

    • Love the enthusiasm; thanks for the love! Puppy kisses for everyone!

  35. Happy blogoversary! So fun!

  36. happy aniversary!!!

  37. Congrats on four years!! What an accomplishment! I love your blog and I wish you many more years of blogging. 🙂
    Nicole recently posted…August Wrap-Up – Best of the Bunch

    • Thanks for the love; I truly appreciate it. Full steam ahead for year 5!

  38. WOW! 4 years is not a small thing! Congrats, ladies. I’m so happy to have met you here and thanks for you I have finally read Kate Daniels and boy I’m so happy for it!!! Congrats and cheers to may blogoversaries to come! 😉
    Tanja recently posted…The Seven Deadly Sins Tag

    • It’s about time you met Kate & Curran, Tanja! Thanks for the kudos. Cheers to a spectacular year 5!

  39. Congratulations on four years! It looks like they have been great, successful years to boot. I hope we grow like you have.
    jpschaper recently posted…Review: To Walk the Night (Kat Redding #1, 2012) by E.S. Moore

    • It’s a lot of work, but also very rewarding. Thanks for the congrats, and best of luck with your own blog!

  40. Happy blogoversary!
    Freda Mans recently posted…100+ Book Challenge September Linky

  41. Congratulations ladies! *throws confetti* What an accomplishment! Here’s hoping you have more blogging years to come! 😀
    Sarah recently posted…Review: Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin

    • TY! Hopefully the best is still to come. 🙂

  42. Amazing stats you guys! Happy Blogaversary!!
    kindlemom1 recently posted…Review: Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley

    • Let’s see if we can make this post the top one of 2014! Thanks for the love!

  43. Four years? Wow and congrats!!! Rabid Reads was the first blog I ever started following so those amazing stats aren’t that much of a surprise. Happy Blogoversary!!!
    Traci recently posted…Coffee Shop Talk, #69

    • Aaww, I feel so special. Thanks, Traci! I think I’ve been stalking you since you started blogging too. 🙂

  44. OMG, that puppy! I love huskies, I have a boy black and white husky and a red girl husky. Anyway, congratulations on your blog anniversary! 4 years! I’m in awe of your stats 🙂
    I’m glad I finally stumbled on this blog!
    Nereyda recently posted…Review: I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre!

    • I have a husky / malamute mix, but she doesn’t like hats, so I had to use a stock image for the button. LOL TY for the kudos!

  45. FOUR? Aw, you’re growing up so fast *wipes tear*. I’m so proud of you ladies. 😉 Seriously … WOOHOO Congrats!
    Christy recently posted…Claudine by Barbara Palmer

    • I know, right? Pretty soon I’ll have to wear big girl panties. LOL Thanks for the props!

  46. Congratulations on your fourth anniversary!!! I’m a relatively new reader, having found your blog only this year but boy am I glad I did 🙂 Here’s to many more years for Rabid Reads!
    Mogsy recently posted…Book Review: The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter

    • Old, or new—we’re all rabid readers here! Thanks for the love!

  47. Congrats on four years of fabulousness. 😀

  48. I have been following you forever! Can’t believe it’s been 4 years!

    • Sometimes 4 years feels like forever. Hehe

  49. Happy blogoversary

  50. long time follower not a lot of comments but I always read.

    • Thus the comment giveaway; to encourage silent stalkers to come out of the woodwork. Thanks for sticking with RR over the years!

  51. Congratulations to one of my Top 5 Blogs! I love your reviews, and features. I hope we can enjoy your blog for another 4 years!
    Shelley recently posted…*Gizmos Early Reviews* Firebug (Firebug #1) by Lish McBride

    • Top 5!? YAY! There is no higher praise. Thank you for the kudos!

  52. Woots! Happy 4 years! That’s awesome. Hope number 5 is a blast for yall 🙂
    anna (herding cats & burning soup) recently posted…Linger (In Vino Veritas #3) by Lauren Jameson

    • RR is like a good wine, it just gets better with age. TY for the love!

  53. Wow. You guys have been around for a long time. Congratulations. How do you do it? Teach us your ways. 😛
    Francine Soleil recently posted…Simply Sunday (#8)

    • A cup of love, a teaspoon of crazy, and a pinch of fan-girl. LOL No, but seriously, thanks for the congrats!


    Impressive stats.

    • THANK YOU! And, the stats are 3 years – a month, so let’s see if we can blow up the internet between now & Sept 30th.

  55. WOOT! 4 years! That’s awesome RR! Looking forward to all the celebratin!
    Julie S. recently posted…Guest Post: Andy Coffey’s favorite things about writing Fantasy

    • Thanks, Julie! You know what they say… go big or go home!

  56. Happy 4 years Rabid Reads!! I’m so glad I discovered your blog and always look forward to see what’s new. *Cheers, to many More* Congratulations 🙂
    kim { Book Swoon } recently posted…Young Adult Book Review: The Winter People by Rebekah L. Purdy

    • Thank you! I’m happy to have discovered yours too, so it’s a two-way street.

  57. Congratulations! 4 years is awesome!
    Karen Blue recently posted…The Sunday Post #1(and a BIG announcement)

  58. Awww happy blogoversy Carmel!! And I wish you even more success, you’ve got an AWESOME team so I’m sure you’ll have nothing but success! 🙂 And I missed out on your 50 Shade of Gray review so I’m going to go check that out now!

    • Thank you! And, you’re right, I couldn’t have done it without my wonderful associate reviewers. I’m kind of ashamed to admit that I read the Fifty Shades trilogy, but it was a top post, so I guess my followers liked it.

  59. I have recently found you, and am so far loving your reviews. I use blog reviews to find new authors and am looking forward to the great reading you will introduce me to.

    • Cool! Welcome to the book blogging mad house; I rely heavily on my peeps for recommendations too, so hopefully RR doesn’t steer you wrong.

  60. Congrats on the 4 years. Love checking your reviews here and Goodreads when trying to decide if I want to read something. The button is great as well.
    Kristina D recently posted…New Releases ~ week of 9/01/2014

    • Thanks! The button hasn’t gotten some love in a little while, so I was beginning to wonder how everyone was resisting the husky cuteness. Hehe

  61. Congrats! Love the husky pup! 🙂

    May the next 4 years be even better for you!
    Melissa (Books and Things) recently posted…Children’s Book Review: Julia’s House for Lost Creatures by Ben Hatke

    • Oh geez, 8 years? We’ll see! But, TY for the love!

  62. I thought I had already commented on this post. Congrats! It seems like I’ve been following your post for longer than that. Your blog has given me so many great recommendations over the years and still does. Keep of the good work. 🙂
    Melanie Simmons recently posted…Shifting Shadows Audiobook by Patricia Briggs (early review)

    • You’ve obviously been slacking in the comment department, Melanie. (j/k) You’re audio recommendations are great, so I am thrilled to be able to return the favour.

  63. Congrats!! I love your blog layout!!

  64. Wow, 4 years! I’ve been blogging almost that long too and you were one of my first favourites! Congrats on all your success, and here’s to many more years of happy blogging!

    • Cool! I’ve been following you too since the early days, so that means a lot!

  65. Nice work! Keeping a blog going and being so active with so many followers is commendable. I enjoy popping in and satisfying my uf passion. Great job, ladies!
    Lorelle Page recently posted…Writing is like dieting

    • It’s time consuming for sure, but also very rewarding. I’m happy to learn that you turn to RR for your UF fix. 🙂

    4 years going strong is quite an achievement! Sad that I hadn’t find you guys until this year, but better late than never!
    That adorable pup is the best celebration face everrr!!
    Pili recently posted…Waiting On Wednesday #58!!

    • Better late than never indeed. Thank you for the congrats!

  67. I know I’m late, but Congratulations on your 4th Blogoversary!! ^_^

    • My official blogiversary isn’t until Sept 30th, so you’re actually early!

      • LOL..I just noticed I’m not late. Wow it must have been some day for me to think that.
        Congratulations to all on Rabid Reads! You guys are amazing and I’m glad I got to know you.

  68. Congrsts on your 4 YR Blog Anniversary! Wishing you many more fun years of blogging.

  69. Congrats on 4 years! That’s an impressive milestone, and you have some amazing stats to go with it.
    Sarah recently posted…Review: Silent Partner

    • Hard work really DOES pay off. TY for the kudos!

  70. Happy Anniversary!! I haven’t been here since the beginning but I got here as fast as I could. 😉 Thanks for sharing books, fun, and great reviews!

    • I appreciate you sprinting just for me, Brandee. Hehe

  71. Congrats on 4 years! You are all amazing and I’m so happy that I’ve gotten to know you. Wishing you many more blog posts, increased stats, and thousands of new followers.
    Ginny recently posted…Day #5 Mystery Day – Good-bye Summer Hello Fall Party Giveaway

    • Thanks, Ginny. That’s so sweet of you! 🙂

  72. Congrats on 4 years! That’s just amazing! 😀

  73. congratulations! an impressive stats! my blog is only 1 day older than yours! my 4th blogiversary is coming up on 9/29!!
    Emma recently posted…Sunday Post #6 – 9/7/14

  74. Congrats Rabid Reads! Happy 4 years and here’s too many more 🙂
    sharonda recently posted…Reading Challenges Update

  75. Congrats on 4 years! That is so exciting!!!

  76. Congrats on this amazing achivment! I have no idea how you guys did it 😀

    PS: That husky is adorable!

    • With lots of blood, sweat, and tears. 😉

  77. Happy birthday and congratulations. Your blog was one of the first I started following when I began blogging. It has been an adventure and I look forward to many more.
    sherry fundin recently posted…Teaser Tuesday #24 – Poetic Words of…. Life Under Examination by A T Glazki

  78. i didn’t see a specific post but before i go to bed since it’s the BIG day i wanted to wish you a really HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY
    thank you to the whole team for teh excellent review and books suggestions
    miki recently posted…He Ain’t Lion ( Ridgeville1 ) by Celia Kyle