Contest: 150 Followers Giveaway

Posted November 5, 2010 by Carmel in / 370 Comments

This week I just hit 100 followers so I decided that it would be a good time for my first ever giveaway!

Up for grabs are books from two of my favorite authors:

Kelley Armstrong‘s Women of the Otherworld Series: Bitten, Stolen, Dime Store Magic, Industrial Magic, Haunted, Broken, No Humans Involved, Personal Demon, Living with the Dead and Frostbitten.

Rachel Vincent‘s Shifters Series: Stray, Rogue, Pride, Prey, Shift and Alpha.

– 1 winner upon reaching 150 followers;
– 1 additional winner for every 50 followers thereafter;
– The contest is international (anywhere The Book Depository ships);
– Winners will be chosen by;
– Winners will be contacted by e-mail and posted on my blog;
– Winners have 72 hours to respond or another name will be selected;
– Contest closes on December 15th 10th, 2010 at 11:59 EST.

How to participate
**please post a comment on this post for each individual way you enter and include your e-mail**
+1 Answer the following question:
Β Β  If you could shapeshift into an animal which one would you choose? Why?
+1 Google Friend Connect Follower
+1 Networked Blogs Follower (Facebook)
+1 E-mail subscriber
+1 Twitter Follower
+1 Tweet about contest (use @rabidreads in your tweet)
+1 Add my blog button to your blogroll page (post link in your comment)
+1 Post about my contest on your blog (post link in your comment)
+1 Add my contest button to your sidebar

Good Luck!

Giveaway is now CLOSED: Winners

About the Blogger
I review Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance books with a focus all things werewolf. Based out of Ottawa, Canada

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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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370 responses to “Contest: 150 Followers Giveaway

  1. I would shift into a meerkat, because they are my favourite animals. Clever, little animals whichform a strong group by staying together. LOVE them:)


  2. +1 I’d probably want to shapeshift into some sort of large cat. Possibly a cougar, or a panther. I’d love to do a Tiger, but in America, I think I’d look a little conspicuous! Lol.


  3. I think I would turn into a rabbit. My boy also called me as bunny or in finnish “pupu” maybe because I’m so small and cute πŸ˜‰

    Norida Hanim

    +1 Google Friend Connect Follower
    +1 E-mail subscriber
    +1 Twitter Follower
    +1 Tweet about contest (use @rabidreads in your tweet)!/NoridaHanim/following

  4. +1, I would shapeshift into a bird. If there’s one thing I want to be able to do that’s impossible, it’s fly.

    +1, GFC follower


  5. Great answers! Keep em coming!

    My pick would be a wolf (duh!). I’m a sucker for the “mate for life” characteristic. Hopeless romantic, me? Naah!

  6. I would shapeshift into a cat! lmao! They sleep all day and get to be moody and bitchy all the time! πŸ™‚ hmmm I would love to be a mermaid too, does that count as an animal?

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

  7. +1 Answer the following question:
    If you could shapeshift into an animal which one would you choose? Why?

    -I’d have to say a dog, more specifically a chihuahua. You could fit into many small places and sleep on a bed that is about 100 times bigger than you! And being an ankle bitter can be your defence, know one will even see it coming! πŸ™‚

  8. If I could choose an animal to shapeshift into I’d pick Cheetah, they are beautiful and agileβ™₯
    +1 GFC
    +1 E-mail subscriber


  9. I would turn into a Black Panther.

    They are such beautiful aniumals and so seldom seen.

    I have been fascinated by them for years !

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  10. My contest is off to a great start thanks to all of you! I’m enjoying reading your answers! I woulda never thought of a dragon. Good call!

  11. I am a google follower.

    My favorite animal is the piggy. I collect trinkets of all kinds of them but I dont think I would like to be one so I am gonna have to choose a chihuahua as well because I have 2 of them and they are small enough to cuddle with but fierce enough to be afraid of and very loyal companions. I love mine to pieces and call them my lil chalupas. lol

  12. fs1

    + 1 I would stick to the classic wolf. They’re so charming πŸ˜‰

    fairy dot morgaine at gmail dot com

  13. I would shift into one of the large cats, probably a panther. I love how sleek and agile they are. Plus I’m jealous of how they can stretch!

    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

  14. If I could choose to shift into an animal, I’d love to be a wild horse. But, for practical purposes, I think I’d want to change into either a large dog or a hawk.


  15. Aik

    If I could shapeshift into an animal, I’d be a white tiger. White tigers are magnificent creatures that possess an amazing combination of spectacular beauty and impressing power.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  16. I would shift into a grasshopper. That way maybe I would stop being so scared of them…

    judittten at gmail dot com

  17. Hey! Great giveaway! I am a GFC follower! Please enter me – I would squeal with delight to win this – SQUEAL …

    apereiraorama @

  18. +1 Answer the following question:
    If you could shapeshift into an animal which one would you choose? Why?

    Falcon – they’re strong birds, so they can fight and, more importantly, fly. That’s important when you shift, since, you know – that world is dangerous. MY boyfriend (next to me and curious) said he’d be a butterfly – to quote Bart Simpson, “No one ever suspects the Butterfly”. …

    apereiraorama @

  19. I would definitely shift into a North American River Otter. They are the cutest animals, fun-loving and sweet. But they also have amazing underwater abilities but aren’t limited to the water like seals. Also, they have one of the thickest fur per square inch ratios which would ensure survival during the winter.

  20. Oh gosh… This is a really hard questions to answer… I love the werewolves of Kelley’s series, but I love the werecats of Rachel’s series- hows about I shift into a combination of the two?!? Does that work? πŸ˜‰

  21. Anonymous

    I would want to shape shift into a big dog because they can run fast and also be aggressive if they want to be.

    Thanks for the chance to win!


    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  22. +1 I’d be a dog because I love them (not sure what breed, but not ones that looked like wolves). Though if underwater species count as animals, it’d be great to be a dolphin or shark or something that could go swimming and see all the beautiful sites, without accidentally getting eaten…

    +1 Google Friend Connect Follower
    (I also follow you on RSS, by the way.)

  23. Kat

    If I could shapeshift, I’d definitely want to be a falcon. In real life I’m terrified of birds (ornithophobia– it does exist), but I just couldn’t resist the opportunity to sail through the sky on golden wings…

  24. I would love to be a werespider. It would be so awesome to freak everybody out!

    +1 old follower
    +1 email subscriber
    +1 sidebar at my blog
    +1 your blog is on my blogroll

    Grats on the reaching 150 followers!

    Celine @
    Nyx Book Reviews

  25. I would be a tiger. I love cats and decided to be a powerful one. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

  26. I’m a sucker for the old stand by of being a wolf. There’s just something about them that I truly love, majestic and beautiful yet completely vicous when they need to be.

    This is a wonderful contest, thanks!!


  27. I just subscribed to email. I would like to change into a leopard, and preferably, one of the shifters Nalini Singh writes about. I love them.

  28. I would shapeshift into a lion :> because my character is quite similar to these animals, plus they are physically strong and beautiful and they are leaders.
    xlacrimax at gmail dot com

  29. I would turn into a house cat, definitely. Mine seem to have such great lives lounging around the house, and I want that.

    virginia.wilfong @

  30. +1 Wolf – Why? One, they are beautiful, Two, their shaft is twice the size as a human and just thinking about that inside me makes my body quiver – LOL

    +1 Google Follower

    Total – 2

    p.s. even though I don’t get credit for it but i shared your blog on my facebook wall.

  31. I’m feeling the love, I had no idea my contest would be so successful. Thanks! 11 more followers until the big 2-0-0.

  32. I would love to shapeshift into an eagle: they are strong and beautiful and have so much freedom. I would love to fly!

  33. If I could shift, I would absolutely be anything that could fly! I’m not too picky as long as I could soar through the skies. Although… on second thought, I think a pegasus would be the way to go.

    the_happy_soul @

  34. Ok so I am not totally sure why I did not know about this lmao!! I love your blog and I am here all the time. Ohh things have been hectic clearly I wasn’t paying attention lmao!

    ok soo If I was a shifter I would totally be an alpha female wolf. Not one of those weird creepy looking wolves but a nice wolf hehe.

    Great Giveaway Carmel! seriously I haven’t read either of these series yet but they are on my TBR pile hehe

    ok soo I am totally a GFC follower. I tweeted @kristenceci
    I follow on Twitter @kristenceci
    Network blog on facebook Kristen Ceci haha see a pattern lmao
    I subscribe by email the addy is woo totally broke the pattern Oh well

    Great giveaway hun!

    My Bloody Fairy Tale

  35. Just hit 201 followers! There will be a second winner announced after the contest closes. Will there be a third? C’mooon 250!

    Kristen – Hehe no worries. Glad you finally made it. πŸ˜›

  36. Amy

    Congrats on the followers!

    If I could shapeshift, I would want to be a wolf. I think it’s so amazing they mate for life.

    +1 GFC follower
    Total = 2


  37. Wow congrats on all the followers! Good luck with getting even more!

    I would like to be a big cat, preferably from the panther/leopard lines.

    parajunkee at

  38. Ani

    +1 Answer the following question:
    If you could shapeshift into an animal which one would you choose? Why?

    Probably Cat. Because we feed them, we humor them, we give them water, we leave them sleep on our beds. We basically do everything for them and I won`t mind if I`m treated like a queen :D:D:D

  39. Yay! Congrats on having already 228 followers, here’s to many more! πŸ™‚

    I would like to shift into a panther or a lion. I love big cats they are graceful, elegant, fast and strong and powerful.

    Thank you for this fantastic giveaway!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  40. I would love to be able to shapeshift into an eagle. It would be awesome to fly!*_*
    Thank you for this chance! πŸ˜€

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

  41. +1 Answer the following question:
    If you could shapeshift into an animal which one would you choose? Why?

    I would shapeshift into a bird, I’m trying to think of a good kind though. I’d just want to be able to fly, it’d be so different than being on the ground all the time like usual πŸ˜› lol
    Maybe a dove, or sparrow for feminity, or an eagle because it’s hardcore πŸ˜› or even an owl or raven for a wisdom type of thing πŸ™‚

    Very cool question πŸ™‚
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! πŸ˜€


  42. +1 If you could shapeshift into an animal which one would you choose? Why?
    either a snake or an owl, first because it would be cool to slither, and second because it would be cool to be a nocturnal bird


  43. No doubt: bird, a little bird. Because I love them, and of course, because I’d like to be able to spread my wings and flyyy πŸ™‚


  44. Jaz

    I would want to shapeshift into a cheetah. It would make for a easy escape if I was in trouble, and I mean really. who wouldn’t want to run as fast as one of those things!? It would be incredible!

    wildpeetree7 at hotmail dot com

  45. I’d shift into a tiger, I’ve always thought they were beautiful, in a dangerous sort of way, and they’re very strong and agile.

    kate1485 at

  46. Hi there!!!!

    I’d like to be a cat… a housecat to be exact. They live great lives, so if I’m forced to shift for a while I’ll have a cushy life. Plus they get loads of attention and dont have to hunt for food, their agile and sneaky and they know humans and their lives. πŸ™‚

  47. I would shift into a panther because they are beautiful, graceful and fierce. Thanks for the great giveaway πŸ™‚

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

  48. Ooo..I also put you on my blog roll. It’s on the left hand sidebar towards the bottom. Sorry I couldn’t leave you a link. I’m not that tech savvy πŸ˜›

  49. I would shape shift into a dragon, because they are awesome πŸ™‚

    I am a GFC follower, Email subscriber, twitter follower

    +4 with the answer

    Thanks for the great contest, and keep up the great work on your blog!

  50. Thanks so much for this giveaway and for making it international! πŸ™‚

    +1 If I could shapeshift into any animal, I think I’d choose a panther or a tiger because they are beautiful, strong and proud animals!


  51. I would shift into Bird-of-paradise, because it is the most beautiful bird I know. I also want to know what flying feels.


  52. DarkBloodyVamp

    Hi Carmel!

    If I could shift into any animal I probably would want to shift into a falcon. If I need to expect danger I could do it quickly, would have keen eyesight, and wouldn’t have to worry about another bird to try and eat me.

    +1 Google Friend Connect Follower
    +1 E-mail subscriber
    +1 Twitter Follower
    +1 Tweet about contest (use @rabidreads in your tweet)

  53. If I could shape shift into any kind of animal it would definitely be a wolf. They are my favourite animal and you can never go wrong with a classic!

    spettolij AT gmail DOT com

  54. +1 Answer the following question:
    If you could shapeshift into an animal which one would you choose? Why?

    A wolf. Because, the wolfs are beautiful creatures, with amazing features, I love it them. I think that if can I be an animal, I would choose one that could run fast, have a highly developed sense of smell and that would be faithful to your partner and damn hot. Yes, that sounds like a wolf.

  55. +1 Answer the following question:
    If you could shapeshift into an animal which one would you choose?

    I would choose to be a snow leopard


    I read NOT JUST A WITCH by EVA IBBOTSON when I was younger and have liked them ever since.

    Also with all the snow here it would be nice to have paws designeed to walk on it, and a built in fur coat.

    What I would really like to change into is a mermaid, but I don’t think that counts as an animal. I just love the idea of being able to swim fast and breathe in the water.