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BBAW_Celebrate_BooksThey may not all be giving away romance, but readers who love contests will be rewarded with a mother lode of websites offering goodies this week in conjunction with Book Blogger Appreciation Week, September 14-18. Each of the 113 sites currently on the list has agreed to run one or more special contests, awarding prizes today through Saturday.

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These contests aren’t restricted to just U.S. residents either. Many are world wide. Cycle through and enter all 113 and who knows, you may end up with a full bookshelf by the week’s end.

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It’s not even the weekend, but here’s a fresh batch of romance reader contests with some really sweet prizes.

Ten Romance Novels and a Tote
from Debut Novelist Louisa Edwards

Contest URL: http://louisaedwards.com/contest.html
Contest Dates: Winner selected at random on September 7, 2009
Contest Requirements: Fill out the usual newsletter style form with contact info (though thankfully, no phone number required-I hate it when contests ask for that)
Prizes: Can’t Stand the Heat by Louisa Edwards (signed!), Hunt Her Down by Roxanne St. Claire, The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter, Red Kiss by Deidre Knight, Surrender of a Siren by Tessa Dare, Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann, A Hint of Wicked by Jennifer Haymore, Vision in White by Nora Roberts, Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione, Julia & Julia by Julie Powell, plus a canvas tote to hold the books.
Miscellaneous: Edwards has one of the most gorgeous and clever website designs I’ve seen in a long time. Definitely worth checking out!

Fictionwise Gift Certificate from
Nocturne Bites Author Anna Hacket

Contest URL: http://annahackett.blogspot.com/
Contest Dates: September 1 – 30. Winner announced October 1, 2009.
Contest Requirements: Entrants must post information about Hackett’s latest release on their websites (sample code is provided), and then send the author the link or post it on her blog.
Contest Prizes: $25 Ficitonwise Gift Certificate
Miscellaneous: This author has sold three Nocturne Bites to Harlequin in a row. Very impressive!

$100 Amazon Gift Certificate
from The Novel Girls

Contest URL: http://www.thenovelgirls.blogspot.com/
Contest Dates: Enter now through end of September
Contest Requirements: Entrants received between 1-5 points for various tasks, commenting on their blog, already being a signed-up follower of the blog, tweeting about the blog, etc. Winner selected at random at end of September.
Prizes: 1 Grand Prize ($100 Amazon Gift Certificate) and 5 weekly prizes (not specified)

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And don’t forget this previously posted contest, scheduled to take place on September 7!

Gift Basket with Ten eBooks and a Gift Card
from Liquid Silver Authors

Contest URL: http://www.alannacoca.wordpress.com (Contest will go live here on 9.7.09)
Contest Dates: September 7, 2009
Contest Requirements: Visit Liquid Silver Book authors’ websites and leave comments at each stop on the tour.
Prizes: Gift basket of ten eBooks and gift card
Miscellaneous: The tour starts at 8:00 am on Monday. The winner will be chosen at random and posted at http://www.alannacoca.wordpress.com

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Romance readers who love eBooks could hit the jackpot in August and September with contests giving away Kindle and Sony eBook readers, plus tons of other goodies.

3 Sony eBook Readers from The Long and the Short of It Romance Reviews

Contest URL: http://lyricalpress.blogspot.com/2009/08/announcement-end-of-summer-event.html
Contest Dates: August 3-30, 2009. Winners announced August 30 at 9pm Eastern.
Contest Requirements: This is a scavenger hunt contest. Entrants need to visit websites and answer simple questions (clues are provided through August 28th)
Prizes: 3 Sony eBook Readers, each pre-loaded with numerous romance novels.
Miscellaneous: The website will hold a special two-day chat with additional prizes August 29-30.

Kindle eBook Reader from  Sapphire Blue Publishing

Contest URL: http://www.sapphirebluepublishing.com/info/index.php?id=54
Contest Dates:
Ends September 15, 2009
Contest Requirements:
Sign up for the publisher’s email newsletter
Prizes:
Amazon.com Gift Certificate equal to the cost of a Kindle, plus tax.
Miscellaneous: Winner will be notified by email and announced on the publisher’s website.

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Lyrical Press End of Summer Event

Contest URL: http://lyricalpress.blogspot.com/2009/08/announcement-end-of-summer-event.html
Contest Dates: August 24-28, 2009
Contest Requirements: Not specified.
Prizes: Not specified, but apparently there will be a lot of them from multiple Lyrical Press authors.
Miscellaneous: This is billed as a week long event where you will have a chance to meet and chat online with lyrical press authors, and even have an opportunity to pitch books to editors. The event page suggests there could be giveaways daily, and one large giveaway session on August 29.

Gift Basket with Ten eBooks and a Gift Card from Liquid Silver Authors

Contest URL: http://www.alannacoca.wordpress.com (Contest will go live here on 9.7.09)
Contest Dates: September 7, 2009
Contest Requirements: Visit Liquid Silver Book authors’ websites and leave comments at each stop on the tour.
Prizes: Gift basket of ten eBooks and gift card
Miscellaneous: The tour starts at 8:00 am on Monday. The winner will be chosen at random and posted at http://www.alannacoca.wordpress.com

Autographed Copy of Guarding the Coast by Samantha Gail, Plus Gift Box of Gold Coast Candles

Contest URL: http://www.samanthagail.com/
Contest Dates: August 1-31, 2009.
Contest Requirements: Send an email to the author with the words “August Contest” in subject line.

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I know there can’t possibly be a shortage of contests for readers of romance novels in eBook format, but apparently they’re not as easy to find as you’d expect. I did, however, locate a select handful of contests with some very nice prizes.

Basic info for each contest is listed below. Be sure to refer to the individual websites for exact details on the contests, prizes, and rules.

Antonio Melani Handbag Full of Goodies from Erotic Suspense Author Nina Pierce

Contest URL: http://www.ninapierce.com/contest.html
Contest Dates: July 25 – Sept 30 2009 (Winner announced on September 30)
Contest Requirements: Answer a simple question regarding an excerpt posted on author’s website
Miscellaneous: A $25 Amazon Gift Certificate will substituted in case of an international winner

Fictionwise and Barnes and Noble Gift Certificates, plus eBooks from Jennifer McKenzie

Contest URL: http://jenniferleeland.wordpress.com/
Contest Dates: July 31 through August 8
Contest Requirements: Leave a comment on the author’s blog.
Miscellaneous: The contest is already in progress and prizes are awarded daily, so some of the prizes below may have already been awarded.
Prizes: Fictionwise Gift Certificates ($10 and $20), Barnes and Noble Gift Certificate ($25), my entire backlist, plus ebooks by Crystal Jordan, Rowan McBride, Loribelle Hunt, Dayna Hart and many others that I’ve bought for this contest.

Treasure Chest of Prizes from Red Rose Publishing

Contest URL: http://redrosepublishing.com/bookstore/contest_aug.php
Contest Dates: August 1-31 (winner announced September 2)
Contest Requirements: Visit authors’ sites and answer simple questions
Prizes: Winner receives a total of 23 prizes from Red Rose authors, including numerous romance novels, an Amazon gift certificate, T-shirt, tote bag, lipstick USB drive, candy, candles, art prints, handmade bookmarks and more.

Win an eBook Romance Novel of Your Choice from Samhain

Contest URL: http://samhainpublishing.com/contests/win-an-ebook-contest-august-4-2009
Contest Dates: Enter through August 3. Winner announced August 4.
Contest Requirements: Submit entry form through publisher’s website, including the title of the book you’d like to win, and the digital format you need.
Miscellaneous: Only one entry per household/I.P. address

Win a Copy of the New Ellora’s Cave Release: Sexy Games by April Ash

Contest URL: http://www.aprilash.net/
Contest Dates: August 1-31
Contest Requirements: Visit the author’s website and join her newsletter. You will be entered automatically.

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