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Happy Holiday Swag Contest!

November 14, 2009

As promised, today is the day I unveil the slick new swag for my holiday contest. This swag bag is chock-full of goodies you can keep for yourself, give as gifts for the holidays, or use in a blog giveaway.

In my opinion, there IS no better gift than a book, so for this contest, I’ve featured some of my favorite reads. It was REALLY hard to choose just this many! So to compensate, I’ll be listing in an upcoming blog post my own Best Books to Give as Gifts for various age groups, likes/dislikes, etc.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on this awesomeness (and I apologize in advance for the photo quality – my camera was on a weird setting and I don’t have time to go back and retake these!)!

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Included in this batch of swag is;

$25 Hot Topic gift card

$15 iTunes gift card

Rose t-shirt

Black-and-white checkered scarf

Gothis choker

Set of earrings including the awesome rose ones!

Candle

Signed Prophecy of the Sisters locker poster

Prophecy of the Sisters locker magnet

Prophecy of the Sisters bookmark

Kazoo

August Rush DVD

Music & Lyrics DVD

Edward Scissorhands DVD

Tons of candy including a mini-gum ball machine, Mentos, a King-size KitKat, bag of Lindt white chocolate truffles, and MOAR!

And my favorite! The BOOKS!

Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle Trilogy including a Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, and The Sweet Far Thing (timeless!)

Tamora Pearce’s Terrier and Bloodhound, the first two books in the Bekka Cooper series (magical!)

Lisa Mantchev’s Eyes Like Stars (brilliant!)

Prophecy of the Sisters audiobook narrated by the incomparable Eliza Dushku

Can you say WOOT!

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Here how it works;

You get one point each for the following;

+1 for leaving a comment about your favorite part of the holidays/winter

+1 for linking to this contest on your blog

+1 for posting a status update linking to this contest on your Myspace or Facebook page

+1 for posting a bulletin on Myspace linking to this contest

+1 for Tweeting the link to this contest

+1 for suggesting me or the Prophecy Fan Page to at least 10 of your Facebook friends

That’s a total of SIX possible entries! Because of the weight of these books (of which there are many), I’m afraid this contest is only open to entrants in the US. I’m sorry! You guys know how much I love my International readers, but it would truly cost me a fortune to ship this overseas. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Feel free to enter, though if you have a US address to which everything can be sent.

Contest will run through midnight EST, November 30th, 2009.

I want to take a moment to thank the Guerilla Girls for including Prophecy of the Sisters in their Best Books of 2009! This one was a real honor, because Guerilla Girls On Tour is such an empowering group. Thank you! ETA: The Guerilla Girls Book List is actually a relisting of the books chosen by Women in Letters and Literary Arts (WILLA). WILLA is still accepting nominees to the list, and I can’t think of a more worthwhile aim than to honor great books written by talented women, so go take a look!

Prophecy of the Sisters is also a 2009 Cybils Nominee in the category of Fantasy/Science Fiction for Teens. Check the Cybil site on January 1st for the finalists!

Lastly, Prophecy of the Sisters is the featured book on the Five Awesome YA Fans website for the month of November. I’ll be guest blogging there all month and will also be posting the AMAZING new musical theme composed by my teenage son, Kenneth, for the second book in the Prophecy series, Guardian of the Gate.

Hope you are all well!
โค

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111 Comments
  1. November 30, 2009 11:15 pm

    I tweeted this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/farrah1230/status/6223067308.

  2. November 30, 2009 11:15 pm

    My favorite part of the season is giving and watching others faces glow with happiness (oh and decorating my house too!).

  3. Nancye Davis permalink
    November 30, 2009 11:08 pm

    Tweet! Tweet!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  4. Nancye Davis permalink
    November 30, 2009 11:07 pm

    The best part of winter is SNOW DAYS! It’s awesome when my husband & kids & I are all home for the WHOLE day with no place we have to be. It is so nice to chill in our PJ’s and watch movies or play games or even take a nap. Snow days are THE BEST!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  5. Lilah permalink
    November 30, 2009 10:52 pm

    The best part about Christmas to me is that I get my family all back together. For those sacred times of Christmas, the fighting stops, the teasing, the shouts, everything negative ceases to exist and the love comes out. We laugh, we joke, we scream with joy! That’s what the best part about Christmas is, the love.

    +1 posting it on my blog (side link)

  6. Ryana permalink
    November 30, 2009 10:23 pm

    My favorite part is family and friends that I dont see during the year
    rjs682 at yahoo dot com

  7. Tanya permalink
    November 30, 2009 3:00 pm

    My favorite part of Holidays is visiting with family and friends
    tmc480 at yahoo dot com

  8. November 30, 2009 1:59 pm

    I love the FOOD! Cookies, caramel apples, candy . . . Yum.

    +1 for tweeting: http://twitter.com/KD_Miller/status/6208202225

    Great contest!

  9. Rondah permalink
    November 29, 2009 8:02 pm

    my favorite part of the holidays is seeing family I cant see during the year
    zachsgran1 at yahoo dot com

  10. November 28, 2009 9:41 pm

    +1 I love the holidays because people seem to get a tad bit nicer (unless their xmas shopping, then they get downright dirty). Plus, it’s a great bonding time.
    +1 sidebar under Giveaways (righthand side)
    http://yabookqueen.blogspot.com

    Thank you so much! This contest is incredible!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Triskaideka permalink
    November 28, 2009 9:40 pm

    +1 my favorite part about the winter is the cold. It makes me happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. November 28, 2009 9:03 pm

    My favorite things about the holidays is having my hubby done with school for a few weeks! I love him to be home with me and the kids, and am so excited for it to happen in a week!:)

  13. November 28, 2009 6:31 pm

    I linked this on my blog in my review for PotS, just did it so it’s not in my original entry. Sorry!

  14. Rebecca O permalink
    November 28, 2009 2:41 pm

    My favorite thing about the holidays is spending time with my fiancee and our son. I also like this time of year because it means I get to see some family that I don’t get to see any other time of the year. I enjoy getting to shop and create things for my family and friends for the holidays. I enjoy giving more than receiving. Thanks for the chance! bekki1820cb@gmail.com

  15. November 28, 2009 12:39 pm

    My favorite thing about the holidays are watching my kids excitement. I remember how I felt when I was a child and it’s nice to experience that feeling again through my children.

    posted at my blog: http://aromanticheart.blogspot.com/

    samnstacyATmeDOTcom

  16. November 28, 2009 12:02 pm

    What a giant giveaway!!!! All that swag and plus the Rebel Angels (I really have to read it)!!!

    +1 Best part of the holidays is the FOOD!!! More specifically pumkin pie and cheesecake. (Even though the week after new years I have to crank up my workout by 1000%) but its sooooo worth it!!!
    +1 Linked to my sidebar http://www.blackandblueink.blogspot.com

  17. November 28, 2009 11:16 am

    Wow! What an amazing load of swag!!! I want..I want!!!!
    +1 My favorite part of the holiday season is watching my 5 year old get so excited!!
    +1 posted on my blog(http://extremereaderbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/11/incredible-contest-from-author-michelle.html)
    +1 Linked the contest on my Facebook status (Jennifer Cook Clodfelter)
    +1 Tweeted about contest(ExtremeReader/status/6142505152)
    Thank you for being so generous!!

  18. November 28, 2009 4:01 am

    How did I not know that Eliza Dushku was narrating the audiobook?! I adore her!

    +1 My favorite part of the winter/holidays is being able to snuggle up under the covers with some hot chocolate and a good book. And snow! Well looking at snow, it’s so pretty, but I’m not crazy about the cold ๐Ÿ˜›

    +1 Posted on my Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=1535228355&share_id=221877608312&comments=1#s221877608312

    +1 I linked in the sidebar of my blog: http://harlequintwilightsbookblog.blogspot.com/

    +1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/SamanthaLeAnne/statuses/6136606124

    +1 Suggested Prophecy of the Sisters page to 10 Facebook friends.

    Thanks for this AMAZING contest!
    HarlequinTwilight(@)gmail(.)com

  19. November 27, 2009 2:48 pm

    You always have the most fantastic contests! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would LOVE to win this.

    +1 My favorite things about the holidays/winter include: there is no school!, spending time with my family, when I’m lucky and it actually snows, and all of the fun Christmas parties!

    +1 Posted on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

    +1 I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/booksobsession/status/6119243515

    Thanks! booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. November 27, 2009 2:14 pm

    +1 My favorite part of the holidays is baking cookies on Christmas Eve

    +1 linked to sidebar at my blog http://inwhichagirl.blogspot.com/

  21. November 27, 2009 2:35 am

    My favorite part of winter and the holiday season is giving gifts and being with my family. I LOVE buying presents for people! I have a huge family and I rarely get to see them all – Xmas is one of the only time of year that most of us are all in the same town!

    Linked contest to my sidebar @ http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com

    Linked contest in tweet: @thehidingspot

    Thanks!
    Sara @ The Hiding Spot

  22. November 27, 2009 1:43 am

    Favorite part of winter is the snow. I love snow, especially watching it fall at night. Great giveaway!

    Monica
    BBB

  23. November 27, 2009 1:38 am

    +1 I love winter because it means Christmas and my birthday! And snow.. LOVE snow! Although not driving in it…

    +1 for Tweeting the link to this contest: http://twitter.com/bookgoil/status/6104187216

  24. November 26, 2009 11:01 am

    +1

    My favorite part of winter is how clear the night sky looks. The stars become so sharp in my vision that it takes my breath away for a moment and I forget the cold. I grew up in northern North Dakota so when I caught a glimpse of the Northern Lights, I could imagine myself up in the North Pole with polar bears in the distance and the thought of being on top of the world, seeing something so colorful and majestic. It is truly magical to me.

  25. Madeha permalink
    November 25, 2009 5:14 pm

    +1 My favorite part about the holidays is my family getting together. Nothing better than that ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. November 25, 2009 4:46 pm

    +1 for linking to this contest on your blog
    http://serenephile.blogspot.com/2009/11/prophecy-of-sisters-contest.html

    +1 for becoming a fan on facebook (I didn’t know you had a page)

    +1 My favorite part of the holidays is the winter break because I can’t wait till I get out of school to start reading books I want to read.

  27. November 25, 2009 4:42 pm

    +1 My favorite part about winter is getting enough of a school break to enjoy all the lovely books I couldn’t read during school days. My friends tease me because I can’t wait till school is over (for the holidays) because I want to jump into heavy reading.

    +1 for linking to this contest on your blog

    http://serenephile.blogspot.com/2009/11/prophecy-of-sisters-contest.html

    +1 for becoming a fan on facebook (I didn’t know you had a page)

    happy holidays ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Nora McClymer permalink
    November 25, 2009 4:36 pm

    I think my favorite part of the Holidays and winter includes the wonderful smells like gingerbread, pumpkin pie, Pinecones, My daughters wanting to make snow angels and just slowing down and enjoying the outdoor beauty and peace. I also look forward to my Birthday in early December.
    These books would be great for my Mom who Loves reading and I could have some of the other goodies that are nice as well.

    I also left a comment onTwitter.

    Thanks!
    Nora McClymer
    nmcclymer@hotmail.com

  29. Chloe permalink
    November 24, 2009 10:40 pm

    For now I’m just doing one entry, but I might be back to add more later… This might be your best prize pack yet! ;D

    +1 My favorite part of the holidays is spending time with family that I haven’t seen in a long time (like I’m doing right now!). So much fun to catch up and hang out.

  30. Jessica permalink
    November 24, 2009 9:20 pm

    BEST. CONTEST. EVER. Without a doubt. This is amazing.

    +1 The best part about the holidays is that my extended family (my dad has five brothers) come in for a HUGE family Christmas party. Also, my birthday is on the same day as Christmas, December 25th, so that’s always great to celebrate as well.

    +1 I twittered @barbrafl

  31. November 24, 2009 8:16 pm

    Im to lazy to do all the extra stuff *shrugs* Hope this is enough.

    Anyway…
    I love the part of teh holidays that is none other than…
    chocolate latkas. Im a jew. But i think latkas are nasty. but mmm chocolate latkas. The best. No potatoes. Just chocolate. Mmm.
    I really wish it were chanukah :C

  32. Randy Saunders permalink
    November 24, 2009 1:34 pm

    Michelle,
    I used to love the magic of winter, the fallen snow turned our wooded rural Kentucky yard into a wonderland full of romance for my wife and I. But since injurying my back 2 years ago, I’ve been unable to work much, and as the holidays come around the melancholy of Christmas past breaks my heart, since I can’t buy a present for the one who gives my life meaning. I happened on your site, and my wife loves to read, so I thought I would enter. Bless You,
    Randy.

  33. November 23, 2009 10:19 pm

    oh yeah and e-mail

    cupidgurl411(@)aol(dot).com

  34. November 23, 2009 10:17 pm

    +1 My favorite part of the holidays is being together with family and eating special dinners with them. Plus hoping for snow days and more books to read in the comforts of my warm bedroom.

    +1 linked in my blog.

  35. November 23, 2009 8:20 pm

    +1 My favorite part of winter is the snow. That, and well, my birthday, which falls right before Christmas!

    +1 Link to Blog: http://taps1223.livejournal.com/70206.html

    Here’s my entry!

  36. November 23, 2009 7:13 pm

    Have I mentioned before how awesome you are, Michelle? Oh, only about a million and a half times… ๐Ÿ™‚

    My favorite part of the holidays is… staying warm! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ *sigh* My house is always freezing, so it’s always a treat when I enter a building/room that is warmer than 59 degrees. That aside, I also love being with my family for the major holiday celebrations. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I linked to your giveaway in my sidebar! Happy holidays!

    stephxsu at gmail dot com

  37. November 22, 2009 10:46 pm

    +1 my favorite part about the holidays is that I have no school!!!!!!!! And I like watching all the Christmas movies.

    +1 for linking to this contest on your blog

    +1 for Tweeting the link to this contest @bianca1946

    +1 Suggested Sister’s fan page

    This is a wicked cool contest! C:

    infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

  38. November 22, 2009 9:46 pm

    +1 Tweeted (@seaofpages)
    +1 Facebook link (Arya Smith)
    +1 Sidebar (http://seaofpages.blogspot.com)
    +1 Suggested Sisters fan page to like 15 people
    +1
    I love the smell. Everything smells spicey and delicious during the winter season and holidays.

  39. November 22, 2009 9:08 pm

    +1 On Christmas Eve many of out of town family members visit for a big dinner and then we all just have a great time laughing and catching up until about 2AM in the morning.

    +1 Linked on my side bar: http://missdanaidae.blogspot.com/

    +1 Tweeted

    +1 Status update on Facebook

    +1 for suggesting Prophecy fan page to 10 friends.

  40. November 22, 2009 4:41 pm

    Holy Moly this contest is seriously an Epic Contest of Awesome. So much great stuff up for grabs. I’m literally sitting here going “I want, I want” and while that is majorly creepy, I can’t stop. ๐Ÿ™‚
    And how did I, and many others apparently, not know that Eliza narates POTS?

    +1: My favorite part of the season/holidays is when I get to eat my aunt’s homemade deviled eggs christmas day. I wait for those things all year, and my aunt makes me my own little tupperware!

    +1: Linked to Sidebar- http://danidlion.blogspot.com

    +1: Tweeted- http://twitter.com/Danidlion/status/5954492315

    Dani.
    lightningstreak123@comcast.net

  41. November 22, 2009 4:30 pm

    +1 My favorite part of the holidays is being with my family and do all sorts of fun things. We kinda have a reunion with everyone (from Vegas to our family in Germany) during the times. It’s my favorite part of the year! Woah, that line sounded like a line from a X-mas song, haha.

    +1 Linked the contest to my sidebar ๐Ÿ™‚ http://www.theveronicaproject.blogspot.com

    I really hope I win! This is such an awesome contest! =D

    Veronica

  42. November 22, 2009 11:25 am

    +1 I love the games, just relaxing (and eating) and playing board games while the world outside is hushed by the falling snow.

    +1 linked on sidebar hope that’s okay
    thelifeofateenlibrarian.blogspot.com

    +1 tweeted

    thanks for this amazing contest, I really hope I win. *knocks on wood* But I love the Gemma Doyle series.

  43. Emily permalink
    November 21, 2009 6:18 pm

    My favorite part of winter is snuggling up on the couch under a blanket.

    I put a link on my facebook and my twitter.

  44. November 21, 2009 2:37 pm

    My favorite thing about the holidays is buying things for other people. Seriously, I just LOVE it. I love buying for people in general and Christmas is the one time that I can do it without getting in trouble. Though I do tend to go a little crazy each year and end up getting in trouble anyway. xD My other favorite part is wrapping. LOVE IT.

    +1 for tweeting the link
    +1 for recommending to at least 10 of my facebook friends (i sent it 12, I think)

    harmonybookreviews@yahoo.com

  45. November 20, 2009 6:57 pm

    Hey Michelle!

    +1 My fave part of the holidays is THE FOOD!!!!!!!

    +1 linking to contest on blog- http://blackhatchet.yolasite.com/aylas-blog/michelle-zink-

    Tnx!!!! Good luck 2 everyone!

    (btw i โค prophecy of the sisters!!!

  46. gushingenthusiasm permalink
    November 20, 2009 12:17 am

    +1 My favorite thing about the winter holidays is the love and the family. Oh. And the food.

    +1 for linking to this contest on your blog –
    in the side bar, http://gushingenthusiasm.wordpress.com

    +1 for posting a status update linking to this contest on your Myspace or Facebook page- done. =)

    +1 for Tweeting the link to this contest- also done.
    http://twitter.com/sjamison2009
    +1 for suggesting me or the Prophecy Fan Page to at least 10 of your Facebook friends-
    I’ve done this. but not sure how to show you? hah.

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      November 20, 2009 12:21 am

      I KNOW.
      O_o

  47. November 19, 2009 11:41 pm

    +1 for being awesome
    +1 for tweeting
    +1 for winter: because I can finally justify my ~strong urge~ to hibernate

    I don’t do bookface much anymore but I might be tempted in order to win some of this stuff. o__o

  48. November 19, 2009 9:24 pm

    +1 http://twitter.com/EllzReadz/status/5875272046
    +1 for leaving a comment about your favorite part of the holidays/winter Seeing the looks on the faces of my kids. It makes the stress of the whole year worth it. If I won this, I would have a pretty memorable look on my face too!
    +1 for linking on your blog http://ellzreadz.blogspot.com/

    +1 myspace update http://www.myspace.com/enlice
    +1 posted an actual bulletin (just learned how to do this) here is the link. http://bulletins.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=bulletin

    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom
    Elie

  49. November 19, 2009 9:11 pm

    My favorite part about the holidays is the laziness. I love not having to worry about anything major.

    +1 Blogged (http://inkedbooks.blogspot.com/2009/11/contest.html)
    +1 Tweeted (@Travis_Pearson)

  50. Wally C permalink
    November 19, 2009 7:27 pm

    +1 for linking this to my blog (see earlier post)
    +1 for recommending Facebook page to 10 friends
    +1 for writing my favorite part of the holidays (another earlier post)

    Yayy 3 entries… really hoping for this one, it would help out so much with Christmas coming up.

  51. November 19, 2009 6:33 pm

    My favorite part of the holidays is decorating

    Tweeted:

    Blog Link: http://treaya.blogspot.com/2009/11/happy-holiday-swag-contest.html

  52. November 19, 2009 5:07 pm

    The thing I love most about the holidays is getting to see my family. I get to see most of them throughout the year at one time or another. It’s so much more fun to have them all together at the same time! The family dynamic is crazy fun. I also love finding just the right present for each person. It’s a fun challenge for me.

  53. Kat Price permalink
    November 19, 2009 2:43 pm

    + 1 My favorite part about the holidays would have to be watching my Grandma start a food fight at the family gathering. Oh yes… it never gets old. Haha. I just have to stay out of the way or she might peg me in the head with a dinner roll or something. โค

    +1 http://www.facebook.com/#/kataiko.price?ref=profile

    +1 http://home.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user

  54. throuthehaze permalink
    November 19, 2009 2:24 pm

    +1 my favorite part of the holidays is getting to spend time with my family and having delicious food!

    +1 blogged:
    http://throuthehaze-reads.blogspot.com/2009/11/happy-holidays-swag-contest.html

    Raelena
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  55. Wally C permalink
    November 19, 2009 11:42 am

    Contest is linked to my blog: http://readthisnothat.blogspot.com/2009/11/first-blog-post.html

    Check it out as well : ) Hope you like it.

  56. November 17, 2009 11:44 pm

    +1 for leaving a comment about your favorite part of the holidays/winter:

    My favorite part of winter is the leaves falling off of the trees. I know it sounds kinda morbid, but I live in the country so it’s so familiar and inspiring!

    +1 for linking to this contest on your blog: shutupimreading.blogspot.com

    +1 for Tweeting the link to this contest: http://twitter.com/Pinkhair/status/5816711523

    shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom

  57. November 17, 2009 9:34 pm

    Wow, Eliza narrates PoS?! That is wayy cool. I love her!

    +1 for leaving a comment about your favorite part of the holidays/winter (I love the family part. My family lives in the same state but we’re no more than 25 minutes close to one another. And my boyfriend family lives in 3 different states, so it’s nice to get together and catch up. Espeically in St. Louis with the snow. Everyone else lives in the south, lol.

    +1 for linking to this contest on your blog (http://theultimatedumpees.blogspot.com/2009/11/two-awesome-contests.html) and it is also on my side-bar!

    +1 for posting a status update linking to this contest on your Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/#/brttmclv?v=feed&story_fbid=1294295799555&ref=mf)

    +1 for Tweeting the link to this contest (http://twitter.com/brttmclv/statuses/5812983224)

    +1 for suggesting me or the Prophecy Fan Page to at least 10 of your Facebook friends (Sent to about 18 or 19 friends.)

    -Brittany

  58. November 17, 2009 9:08 pm

    I had no idea POS was narrated by Eliza! That is freakin’ awesome!!! But what’s more freakin’ awesome is this amazing giveaway!!

    +1 My favorite part of the holidays is that all my family gets together. Most of the time I say I wanna pull my hair out around them, but once in a while it’s really nice to have everyone together.

    +1 Tweet here: http://twitter.com/JYTBB/status/5812744245

  59. November 17, 2009 7:21 pm

    +1 for suggesting me or the Prophecy Fan Page to at least 10 of your Facebook friends

    my favorite part of the holidays is getting to hang out with my family in Georgia.
    blog: http://cblogwn.blogspot.com/2009/11/link-to-really-cool-contest.html
    facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/carson.a.waldrop?ref=name
    twitter: http://twitter.com/carsonawaldrop

  60. November 17, 2009 3:17 pm

    My favorite part of the winter season is the snow, the feeling of the holidays, everyone trying to hide their presents from you. I love it all! ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. November 16, 2009 10:06 pm

    What a fabulous contest! You’re the best, Michelle!

    +1: My favorite part of the holidays/winter is celebrating my mom’s love of Christmas. This time of year was my mom’s favorite and instead of mourning the fact that she’s not here with me anymore, I embrace all the love and excitement she had for the season, lights, smells, music, decorations and family.

    +1 linking to my blog: http://www.redandyellowsocks.com/?p=73
    I also posted it on my LJ blog http://d-tauscher.livejournal.com/6445.html (these two mirror each other)

    +1 status update on FB: http://www.facebook.com/dtauscher

    +1 twitter http://www.twitter.com/deetee76

    +1 I suggested Prophecy of Sisters Fan page on FB to all my friends. A few have already joined. =)

    Yay! 5 chances to win! =)

    Danielle

    • November 17, 2009 11:23 am

      Oops! I meant to leave my email address: koffeebean76 at mac dot com

  62. emily sawitsky permalink
    November 16, 2009 9:42 pm

    i love winter because i love ice skating and the holidays r amazing because i love seeing family making cookies and i love to decorate my tree:)

  63. November 16, 2009 8:17 pm

    Favorite thing about winter:
    A slight chill (not too much – I am southern & love warm weather), an oversized chair, a good book, and a glass of caramel apple cider. There is nothing like getting off work or a late Saturday evening and setting the perfect scene.
    +1 Blog link – http://tiny.cc/Q6V14
    +1 Comment
    +1 Tweet: southrnprincess at 6:17 p.m 11/16/09

  64. Rosie Carlo permalink
    November 16, 2009 2:34 pm

    Wow, what a great contest!!

    My very favorite part of winter/holidays is baking and cooking. I’ve got out the crock pot and all of my bread and cookie recipes and have been trying something new every weekend. Mmmmm!!!

    Rosie

  65. karen k permalink
    November 16, 2009 1:39 pm

    what a fabulous giveaway…I love spending time w/ family and friends during the holiday season ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Lorena permalink
    November 15, 2009 11:06 pm

    Wow, I honestly don’t know what to say about the amazing-ness of all this swag ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    +1 Haha, oh wow, what I love about Winter? The fact that I live in Florida, so even though it’s cold, it’s still sunny enough to go to the beach!
    +1 Status has been updated
    +1 Blog has a new entry
    +1 All my MySpace friends now know
    +1 Friends have been suggested

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. November 15, 2009 10:46 pm

    DO NOT ENTER ME IN CONTEST!

    Hi Michelle ๐Ÿ™‚
    What a fantastic holiday giveaway!
    I posted about it in my blog for Mon Nov 16th.
    Love & Best Wishes,
    RKCharron
    xoxo

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      November 15, 2009 10:47 pm

      Psh! You’re one of my favorites! You are SO getting entered!
      โค

      MZ

  68. November 15, 2009 10:37 pm

    Oh .. I forgot I tweeted it
    Myspace http://www.myspace.com/ebysswriter
    and it is on my blogspot http://ebysswriter.blogspot.com/

  69. November 15, 2009 10:26 pm

    My favorite thing to do during the holidays is go to the mall and shop for the perfect gifts. My favorite thing about the holidays is watching as my loved ones open their gifts and the looks on their faces.

  70. Emma permalink
    November 15, 2009 10:12 pm

    My favorite part of the holidays is getting the family together and spending quality time. Staying indoors with a hot cup of coffee or chocolate, watching movies, or reading a good book while the snow falls outside.

    +1 for leaving a comment about your favorite part of the holidays/winter

    +1 for posting a status update linking to this contest on your Myspace or Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/Emma.M.Juarez?ref=name)

    +1 for Tweeting the link to this contest (http://twitter.com/emjuarez)

    +1 for suggesting me or the Prophecy Fan Page to at least 10 of your Facebook friends (suggested you to 20 Facebook friends)

  71. Kimberly B. permalink
    November 15, 2009 9:57 pm

    What an awesome contest! I’d love to win all these books!
    My favorite part of the holidays, now that I am grown up and live far from my family, is going home to see them, and the house I grew up in!
    +1 I tweeted about the contest @KimBea
    Thanks!

  72. Mike Jung permalink
    November 15, 2009 9:55 pm

    My favorite part of winter is winning Michelle Zink’s blog conte–err, I mean, you know, the food and stuff…

    Tweeted! http://twitter.com/Mike_Jung/status/5752122181
    Facebooked too… http://bit.ly/1RXond

  73. November 15, 2009 9:51 pm

    I’m so excited for another awesome contest!! I keep getting a duplicate comment error, but my comment never posted, so hopefully adding something else will make it work.

    +1 My fav part of Christmas/the holidays is the decorations. I could drive around for hours just looking at Christmas lights and decorations in front of houses.

    +1 Linked on my sidebar: http://ahauntofancientpeace.blogspot.com/

    +1 Posted a status update on my Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/#/Nikkayme?ref=profile

    +1 Tweeted it

    +1 Suggested the Prophecy Fan Page to at least 10 of my Facebook friends

    Thanks Michelle!
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Nikki

  74. November 15, 2009 9:32 pm

    Wow, you always have the BEST contests/giveaways!!!

    +1 The best thing I like about Christmas/winter time is… my birthday! My birthday is on Christmas and I usually get overlooked, so I have to enjoy it while I can. ๐Ÿ™‚

    +1 for sharing on Facebook

    +1 for posting a Myspace bulletin

    +1 for inviting friends to POTS facebook fan page (I didn’t even know there was a facebook fan page!)

    +1 for making a Tweet

  75. November 15, 2009 9:16 pm

    Wow! What a fantastic contest.

    Hmmm… I don’t know if I can pick a favorite-favorite part of the holidays– I love all of it except the shopping traffic! Baking cookies, Christmas music, late-night Christmas Eve services, hanging out with my family, lots of yummy food… Oooh, and Christmas lights. *love*

    I’ve tweeted about this (http://twitter.com/kathleenfoucart/status/5751641468) and linked to it on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/kathleenfoucart)– I just did a friend request, too, so you should be able to see it! (I thought I’d done that ages ago– apparently not!)

    I also suggested the book/fan page to 10 of my facebook friends, but I don’t know how to link to that… ๐Ÿ™‚

    (Are we supposed to total ourselves? If so, 4!)

  76. November 15, 2009 9:11 pm

    My favorite thing about winter is a nice, crackling fire.

    I linked your contest in my blog: http://mabslog.blogspot.com/2009/11/link-to-awesome-contest.html

    I tweeted about your contest: @marybrebner Awesome holiday swag giveaway by @MichelleZink http://bit.ly/1VAqld

    Yay! Awesome contest!

  77. November 15, 2009 9:07 pm

    Awesome giveaway!

    My favorite things about the season are snow and hot drinks! I can have my mochas and tea without sweating to death! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/APatchworkofBks

  78. November 15, 2009 8:53 pm

    I tweeted about this giveaway

    http://bit.ly/1VAqld

  79. November 15, 2009 8:53 pm

    Awesome giveaway!!

    +1 My favorite thing about the holidays is finding the perfect gift for everyone on my list.
    +1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/writereader/status/5751157445
    +1 Added to my blog sidebar: http://writeforareader.blogspot.com
    +1 Posted about the contest in my Facebook status: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/shelburns?ref=nf

    shelcows AT gmail DOT com
    Thanks so much!

  80. November 15, 2009 8:51 pm

    I added this contest to my blog on the giveaway page….

    http://bookjourney.wordpress.com/current-contests/book-blogger-friends-contests/

    journey through books @ gmail dot com

  81. November 15, 2009 8:47 pm

    My favorite part of the holidays is Christmas. It has bitter sweet memories of those I have lost, but at the same time brings my boys home and for a few hours we are all together again. ๐Ÿ™‚

    journey through books @ gmail dot com

  82. Wally C permalink
    November 15, 2009 7:49 pm

    Favorite part of the holidays: it may be a common answer but since my mom moved to Florida, it’s definitely nice to have the family together so I would have to say that’s my favorite part.

  83. jpetroroy permalink
    November 15, 2009 6:20 pm

    +1 My favorite part is the togetherness of family and friends. Also, having my tree twinkling its rainbow fairy lights in the evening, while cuddling and smelling the heavenly Mistletoe candle.

    +1 I tweeted at https://twitter.com/jpetroroy/status/5747524984

  84. November 15, 2009 6:12 pm

    All the goodies look good, man and yes books are good gifts. Canโ€™t wait to read you book list.

    My favorite part of the holidays is going over to dinner at my friendโ€™s place in Atlanta. I love that we can be together eat, make fun, and try to gamble with Dominos (even though Mama will stop us even if it only pennies). I love celebrating my birthday with my parents & sister with eating cake. (Dec. 20) Also winter is my favorite season because I love how the sky looks in the morning.

    http://alexwolfchan.livejournal.com/90547.html
    http://www.facebook.com/people/Cristina-Porres/100000093275853
    http://twitter.com/alexwolfchan

    This contest is pretty awesome. I’m new on the whole facebook thing.

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. November 15, 2009 6:04 pm

    +1 My favorite part of winter is the weather because I live in Arizona, so it actually gets really nice during the day!
    +1 for linking to this contest on your blog – under contests (http://readintothis.blogspot.com/)
    +1 for Tweeting the link to this contest (http://twitter.com/allisonreads/status/5747109681)

    Awesome contest! ๐Ÿ™‚

  86. November 15, 2009 4:35 pm

    I still haven’t read Prophecy of the Sisters. I really need to get on that.
    +1 my favorite part is the weather. I love when the holiday season starts and the air gets all crisp and cold and super breathable. And all of the leaves have fallen off the trees and everything is beautiful and colorful. And if you’re lucky, there’s snow, and you get to breathe in the crisp, cold, snowy air and build a snowman and make snow angels.

    +1 in my sidebar under the Contest List http://brizmusblogsbooks.blogspot.com
    +1 I tweeted the contest

    +1 status update on facebook (I don’t know how to leave a link for that)
    +1 suggested Prophecy of the Sisters facebook page to at least 10 of my friends

    You always have such amazing swag.

  87. November 15, 2009 3:21 pm

    Hi, Michelle

    I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that Guerrilla Girls on Tour post was republishing the WILLA wiki list of Great Books by Women that Publisher’s Weekly Missed in 2009. Folks should feel free to add other great titles to our open edit response!

    http://willalist.wikia.com/wiki/The_WILLA_List_Wiki

    yours,
    Danielle

    Danielle Pafunda
    Outreach Committee Chair
    WILLA Women in Letters and Literary Arts
    http://www.willaweb.org

  88. michael permalink
    November 15, 2009 2:18 pm

    +1 My favorite part is of the holidays/winter is building snowmen and sledding

    +1 posting link on twitter –> http://twitter.com/Gaga4Mango/status/5741755715

  89. Caitlin Usignol permalink
    November 15, 2009 1:27 am

    My favorite part of the holidays is Christmas lights and not white ones. They have to be all the colors and full out.

    +1 Retweeted http://twitter.com/cait045

  90. November 15, 2009 1:17 am

    So. Much. Pretty.
    How did I not know Eliza narrated the audiobook?! And why have I not bought a copy yet?! Having a major facepalm moment here.

    +1 for leaving a comment about your favorite part of the holidays/winter
    My favorite part is definitely the whole family getting together, but since I moved three states away from the rest of my family, my favorite part is getting to bake extravagant cakes, pies, and tortes. For a Christmas party I am baking a chocolate pomegranate torte garnished with fresh pomegranate seeds. YUM!

    +1 for linking to this contest on your blog (in the sidebar)
    http://penultimatepage.com/

    +1 for posting a status update linking to this contest on your Myspace or Facebook page
    http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=668611241&share_id=176028684346&comments=1#s176028684346
    (I also tagged you in the update)

    +1 for suggesting me or the Prophecy Fan Page to at least 10 of your Facebook friends
    (I did this, though I’m not sure how to show you that I did.)

  91. November 15, 2009 1:14 am

    lol not entering (I’d feel bad since I got all the books included ๐Ÿ˜„ pass the love on!) but I can still post about my favorite part of winter/the holidays.

    two words: THE FOOD.

    I mean from my boyfriend’s (jewish) family I get Brisket (omg I love brisket), from my mom’s side I get all sorts of lovely candy and cookies (oatmeal cranberry white chocolate cookies, butterscotch bark!), my dad’s side I get potato croquettes, the African family I babysit for makes this wonderful soup and the Indian family I babysit for makes this hummus-curry-bread thing…

    Its love Michelle. Its love.

    I’ll tweet this too!

  92. Jessy permalink
    November 15, 2009 12:42 am

    My favorite part of winter is the Christmas lights and hot chocolate.
    Tweeted contest here: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/5728384142

  93. November 15, 2009 12:42 am

    +1 My favorite part of the season is shopping for Christmas gifts! I love picking out presents (aka books) for all of my family and friends!
    +1 Sidebar Link
    +1 Tweeted it!

    Thanks so much for the contest!

  94. November 15, 2009 12:13 am

    This is such an awesome contest!! I will be sure to blog about it. My favorite part of the holiday is waking up with our kids on Cmas morning. They are so sleepy, but yet excited! My favorite thing about winter is the first snow. Thank you so much:)

  95. November 14, 2009 11:36 pm

    +1: My favorite part of the holidays is DECORATING! I absolutely love decorating Christmas trees and watching Christmas movies!!

    +1 Linked to my blog! (http://rexrobotreviews.blogspot.com/2009/11/contest-wave.html)

    +1 for Tweeting (http://twitter.com/RexReadingRobot/status/5726782225)

    I’m in the US! Yay! =)

    AWESOME CONTEST! Thank you =)

  96. November 14, 2009 11:23 pm

    Oh My Gosh! Thats a lot of stuff (love the Gemma Doyle trilogy).
    My favorite thing about the winter season is when my family decorates our Christmas tree and listening to Christmas music while we decorate.

  97. November 14, 2009 11:06 pm

    Wow, what an extravagant giveaway! Count me in, please. ๐Ÿ™‚

    +1 I have two favorites for the season. I love the cold/snow more than anything, and I also love the colored lights and decorations. Makes the streets look a lot happier.
    +1 I linked this on my blog- http://www.sophistikatied.blogspot.com
    +1 I tweeted- http://twitter.com/sophisti_katied/status/5726266693

  98. Rachel Y. permalink
    November 14, 2009 10:58 pm

    The best part about the holidays – annoying your younger brother with a Kazoo!
    But seriously – it’s got to be the family gatherings. I love my cousins, aunts, uncles – ect. – whether they want me to or not – my love is something that you can’t return to the store! BAM!
    OH yeah – … presents are nice too. c ;

  99. November 14, 2009 10:53 pm

    +1 My favorite part about the winter season is sledding.

    +1 the link’s in my sidebar: http://thebookcellarx.blogspot.com

    +1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/thebookcellarx/status/5725984285

  100. Cat permalink
    November 14, 2009 10:41 pm

    PotS is narrated by Eliza Dushku?!?!?! Really?! I had NO clue about that one. So very, very cool! And to think I was almost stopped just by looking at the first photo and thinking “Oh, I LOVED Music & Lyrics it was.. OMG Is that a Pac-Man Ghosty?!” Heh. So cool.

    I just completed my Gemma Doyle trilogy today, actually! Drat!

    And er, I realize now that I am commenting even though I am not entering (and now I see that I can’t anyhow being Canadian and all. ;)). Sorry about that, but I was just bursting with things to say about your swag! Awesome contest!

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      November 14, 2009 10:45 pm

      Lol! That’s okay, Cat! It’s nice to hear from you, and you could always have given those Gemma Doyle books away as a gift…
      ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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