500 followers + Bday Countdown Giveaway

Posted March 7, 2011 by Carmel in / 69 Comments

When I started blogging I never thought that I’d see the day where I would hit 500 followers! But here I am! Not only that but my birthday is coming up, so I figured that I’d go all out and celebrate both occasions with my lovely followers.

How to Enter:

I’m going to keep it simple this time around: every comment that you leave on one of my posts between now and April 16th gives you a chance to win. Be sure to include your e-mail with each comment.


One new winner will be drawn every Saturday and will receive a book of their choice worth $10.00 CAD or less from The Book Depository. Winners will be selected by Random.org and have 48 hours to reply. This is a followers giveaway therefor being a GFC follower is required. Participants must be 13 years of age or older. Giveaway is open to anywhere The Book Depository ships.

Extra Entries:

Tweet about my blog post of that day, include @rabidreads and leave a comment with a direct link to your tweet.

What book would you pick if you won? A new release or something older that you’ve been meaning to read for while? My pick this week would be:

Blood Hunt by L. L. Raand, out March 15th, 2011.

Sylvan, the Wolf Were Alpha, forges an uneasy alliance with Detective Jody Gates, heir to a powerful Vampire clan, to battle a shadow army of humans and rogue Weres. With outside forces threatening to destroy the Praetern Coalition, Sylvan battles Pack resistance to her newly-turned Were mate and Jody fights her growing hunger for human reporter, Becca Land.

Good Luck!

— This Giveaway is Closed —


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

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69 responses to “500 followers + Bday Countdown Giveaway

  1. Congrats on your followers!!! thanks for the giveawa and for making it international. I think I’ll choose something older from my wishlist, I’m having a hard time keeping up with all the great books around.

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  2. Congratulations on the Followers! And Happy early Birthday – hope you have a great one!

    Thank you for the International Giveaway =D Hmm I haven’t quite decided on whether I want something new or older … There’s so many books I want to read haha


  3. Congrats on an amazing number of followers! I’m barely 1/10 there on my own blog *lol*.

    I guess I’d pick out something new, not sure what exactlly, but probably a dystopia as I just rediscovered my love for the genre.

    danaan at gmx dot at

  4. Gosh Carmel! There is just one celebration after another here! (not that I am complaining… Chances of getting books? Yes please! 😉 )…

    Also, thanks for forwarding me that review- I was totally kidding on Twitter, but I thought that that was really amazing that you did/ I appreciate it more than you can comprehend!

    Thanks again… And congrats on almost 500 followers/ your soon-to-be Birthday!


  5. Argh! You hold the best giveaways!
    Congrats on all the followers and happy early birthday! Hope you have a great day!
    I think I would probably choose something older that I have been meaning to read; there are so many!
    m-hussein at hotmail dot co dot uk

  6. Hey,congrats! I couldn’t believe when I saw you’re hosting another big giveaway so soon. I’d be glad to win. I think I’ll choose something older. There are many books, that I haven’t read and this is an amazing chance.
    Thanks again!

  7. Thanks so much for this!
    The countdown ends on 16th April, my birthday! =)
    When is your birthday?
    This is soo amazing!!
    Congrats on your followers, you have an amazing site that l love to visit =)
    booksforcompany @ gmail.com

  8. Congratulations on hitting 500 followers! I hit that benchmark not too long ago myself – seems like it took forever to get there.

    Wonderful giveaway. I could use the second book in the Kate Daniels series 🙂

    angela.donner @ gmail.com

  9. DarkBloodyVamp

    Hi Carmel!

    Congratulations on hitting 500 and Happy Birthday! Whoo-Hoo!

    Thanks for being a sweetie and having this giveaway. There are quite a few book I still really want to get even though my TBR pile is overflowing. LOL You can never have too many books! 🙂

    I also tweeted about the giveaway here:


  10. Congrats on your 500 followers and Happy Bday as well 🙂

    what book would I get, Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward


  11. I would probably choose something off of my wishlist. It’s getting HUGE. Plus there are books that I’ve needed to purchase but haven’t done it yet, even though I’ve already read them.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  12. Thanks so much for the contest! This is awesome! And congrats on the 500 Followers!
    (Also, pick me! pick me!) 😀


  13. Congrats on the 500 follower milestone! And of course, Happy early Birthday!

    You are awesome to put on this fabulous international giveaway! I wish you all the best!


  14. I hope you have a wonderful birthday…*S*
    I love the Rapid Reads I get in my email so much because it keeps me up to date on books I haven’t read in a genre I just love.

    Here you go! Have a great day!

    + @ TWITTER:


    I SO WANT YOU TO GET YOUR 500+ FOLLOWERS….so I posted it on my tiny little blog… and BECAUSE I LOVE PARANORMAL…*s*

  15. Oh, wow, 500 follower? Congrats, that’s awsome! Hmm, let’s see which book I would like to choose…

    Well, thats a ton of book I would like to read, e.g. Chyntia Eden’s book or the lastest release of Demonis series, but if it’s allowed, I would like to choose Lover Unleashed by J.R.Ward which will be released on March 29. I can’t wait! Black Dagger Brotherhood is one of my favourite series, and I’m really-really curous about Vishous’ little sister, Payne 🙂

    Oh, and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/mikkimano/status/45189707285536768

    Thanks for the giveaway and congrats, again,

  16. Happy (really large number of followers) and Happy almost birthday! Congrats! I’m an old follower and I tweeted this post, but I don’t have an everloving clue how to figure out the link 🙂 Guess I’m going to have to figure that one out!

    Barb at Sugarbeat’s Books

  17. Wow Congrats Carmel! 500 followers is such a milestone!! and you got there really fast! hats off to you 🙂

    And thanks for the great giveaway! 🙂

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. Congratulation for the 500 Followers. When will you celebrate your birthday anyway?

    I just find out about your event today. I hope it’s not too late to join the “parade” 😀

    aleetha.ally at gmail dot com