Sunday, October 18, 2009

THE MEGA CONTEST BEGINS! **Celebrate the Countdown To Our Site's "New Look", Our Publisher Partners, & You Guys!**





The Moment you have all been waiting for has come.
The Lateiner Gang is proud to finally announce our
MEGA CONTEST!!


The post is a bit long, but read through it as it will be well worth your time. We plan to have SEVERAL WINNERS! Also, FYI, this initial post of our contest will take the place of this week's "Sunday Scoop." We will return next week with a new edition of The Scoop for sure!


First, a bit about the background of "why" we are doing this. There are a few reasons we are having this Mega Contest. (in no special order might we add) The first reason is that we are going to be giving our site a "new look" and well, isn't that a reason to celebrate? Second, we want to take this opportunity to thank the publishers who have provided us with their continued support, review copies, and copies for contests almost since we started the site. And, the third and most important reason for this contest is to thank all of you out there who have become a part of our site and take the time out of your busy days to stop by and see what's going on around here. As the number of you grows frequently, we are always thinking of new things to keep you engaged.




Now, for the good stuff!  The contest will run until 11:59 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 21st, 2009.  (yes, it is a while, but hey, it's a MEGA CONTEST and you will be pleased, we promise! Also, it gives us a chance to gather more prizes along the way!)




As far as the PRIZES, we are going to be giving away a special prize from us personally, a $200 gift card for the Apple Store. The idea actually came from Dave's day job. They were doing a promotion there and it gave him a good idea. Lauryn got several gift cards for the Apple store for her birthday from everyone who asked what she wanted (and even those who didn't ask, she told!). After she got the Ipod she wanted, she had a balance of around $125 and it has basically been sitting around. Mara & David decided to "buy" her balance from her, add $75 and bring it to an even $200. The $200 was picked because first of all, our last name isn't Trump or Gates, and second of all, that amount can get you one of their cool Ipods including the "Touch". We also have some other things we are going to throw in, one of them being a copy of Angie Sage's "Syren", book 5 in the Septimus Heap series.



We received "prize packs" containing mostly YA/Fic/Fantasy books from the following publishers:
Harper Collins (YA and Adult)


We are currently working on a few more publishers and will update the post if things pan out.  We have 2 or 3 more publishers we are waiting to hear from as well as a few major bookstores that we are hoping will also contribute to the contest.


We were initially going to list all of the books each gave us, mix and match them, and come up with 5 different prize packs.  Instead, what we are going to do, is give you a few "teaser" titles and also leave the final amount of "prize packs" until later.  We have over 30 books to give away in all so far, so no worries, there will be plenty of winners. Again, keep in mind we are hopefully not done getting books to add to the mix! 





The Maze Runner 
by James Dashner, Ring of Fire by Pierdomenico Baccalario, Gone by Michael Grant, The Shifter by Janice Hardy, The Everafter by Amy Huntley, The Realm of the Rodent by Greg Hildebrandt jr., Bran Hambric by Kaleb Nation, Airhead by Meg Cabot, Deeper by Roderick Gordon, and The 39 Clues


REMEMBER, YOU MUST FOLLOW OUR SITE, EITHER EXISTING OR NEW FOLLOWERS WELCOME, BUT WE WILL NOT COUNT YOUR ENTRIES IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW OUR SITE. PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL!



The contest will be open to US residents only as we are paying for shipping, and on this many books, it will cost us a fortune! (sorry)
Perhaps you have a friend's address in the US we can ship the books to, as that would be perfectly acceptable.


      +3  For existing followers (as usual, membership has it's privileges)




      +2 For new followers





      +1 For each place you link the contest to (include link please)


+2  For placing our button up on your site. This is in addition to your entry for placing links!


+ 1 For everyone who enters & mentions you sent them



+1 For every post/review/interview you read & comment 
on (**starting with "Flash Forward" from 10/17 - only 1 entry for each of our posts though**)


+1 For going to our friend, author Laura Bingham's site & entering her new contest for her awesome book "ALVOR" (remember to tell her we sent you!) CLICK HERE















If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at tlgbrs@gmail.com  or mrlatts@gmail.com 


Thank you all so much for taking the time to come here and share in our passion with us.  It means the world to us and it is you guys who give us the motivation to work harder and harder on our site each and every day.  We hope this contest can be a small way of us showing our thanks.


Best wishes & Good Luck to you all!!!


The Lateiner Gang
Dave, Mara, Lauryn, and Sami





295 comments:

  1. here is all of my info

    3+ - existing member

    1+ (tweeted) - http://twitter.com/wayway09

    email: rachaelhh1994@yahoo.com

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  2. +1 commented on Hush,Hush
    +1 commented on Alpha

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  3. I subscribe by email - don't know if that applies as following, but in case it doesn't, I now follow through Google also
    marcus802001(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I'm a new follower so +2. I want to win. Does whineing get me anywhere?

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  5. +2 New follower

    +1 For posting the link on my blog: http://emilycaseysmusings.blogspot.com/2009/11/who-doesnt-love-contests.html

    +1 for posting the link on twitter: http://twitter.com/jollygreen23

    +2 For placing our button up on my site. http://emilycaseysmusings.blogspot.com/

    +1 for comment: http://thelateinergangbookreviewspot.blogspot.com/2009/11/book-review-alphas-by-lisi-harrison.html?showComment=1257729563478#c5811176228583949502

    +1 for comment: http://thelateinergangbookreviewspot.blogspot.com/2009/11/interview-with-j-scott-savage-author-of.html?showComment=1257729696828#c3837221023274939386

    +1 comment: http://thelateinergangbookreviewspot.blogspot.com/2009/11/book-review-hush-hush-by-becca.html?showComment=1257729903104#c2686351692275796054


    +1 I entered the Alvor contest (November 8, 2009 6:07 PM )

    Total: +10
    :)

    emily-casey@comcast.net

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  6. Awesome Contest!

    +2 New Follower
    +1 linked on sidebar www.sparrowreview.blogspot.com

    Cate
    sparrowreview@yahoo.com

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  7. Yea! i really want to win.

    +3 i am already following you
    +2 i put the button on my page
    http://uprobdontknowme.blogspot.com/
    +1 i also put the link on my page
    +1 i tweeted about it

    yilingni@yahoo.com

    I love ur blog!

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  8. Great!! Thanks for the contest!

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  9. Cool contest! Found your blog through Google reader and decided to check it out. :)

    +2 new follower

    hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

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  10. Please enter me in the giveaway. This is a wonderful contest. I love fantasy books and would be happy to win them. Thank you.
    +2 New Follower
    makeupgirl21@comcast.net

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  11. Re-posted your contest at http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2009/11/mega-book-giveaway-at-tlgbrs.html

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  12. Yay! a Mega Contest!!

    +2 new follower
    +1 link on my page: http://wickedwalker.blogspot.com/

    +2 button on my page: http://wickedwalker.blogspot.com/


    booknerdd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Boy oh boy I would love to win this! Please enter me.
    veltara@yahoo.com

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  14. Awesome contest!

    +2 New follower
    +2 grabbed your button
    (www.whatyoureadingnow.blogspot.com)

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  15. +3 Already following! :)

    dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

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  16. +3 Already a follower
    +1 Blog post:
    +1 Used Community Chest in blog post
    +1 Twittered: http://twitter.com/NinjaFanpire/status/5836436915
    +1 Entered the Alvor contest and mentioned you!

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  17. Oh shoot! E-Mail is ninjafanpire@hotmail.com

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  18. Looks like an awesome prize package, please enter me into this drawing.

    +2 for being a new follower.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  19. +1 I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

    Thanks,
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  20. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

    +2 I'm a new follower

    +1 Sidebar
    http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com

    +1 Tweet
    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/5853596039

    +1 Post
    http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

    +2 Button.
    http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  21. I can't remember if I was following your site before or after the contest so I'll just say
    +2 for new follower
    This is an amazing contest!
    - Cardwellmail@aol.com

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  22. Cool contest!

    +3 Existing follower

    Thanks :)
    -Eleni
    lafemmereaders@yahoo.com

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  23. Such an awesome giveaway! Count me in.

    +3 already follower
    +2 button on blog: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/

    ~Briana
    thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  24. This is an awesome giveaway.

    +2 New Follower.


    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Great contest!! (But you already knew that, hehe) My e-mail is rexreadingrobot @ gmail DOT com
    +2 For new followers
    +2 Took your button and put it on my blog: http://rexrobotreviews.blogspot.com

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  26. +2 new follower
    +1 linked to sidebar at http://inwhichagirl.blogspot.com/

    chocowrites[at]gmail[dot]com

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  27. +3 Already Following
    Great giveaway!

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  28. I'm following.
    juliecookies@gmail.com

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  29. Thanks for the Mega Giveaway!

    +2 new follower
    +1 I commented on the review of Wings.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  30. already a follower

    belladonna1975@pobox.com

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  31. What a great giveaway! I wasn't going to enter but I have put a hold on my book spending so I'm going to have to start entering more giveaways :D

    +3 Already a follower
    +2 Button on my sidebar

    waitmantwillie@hotmail.com

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  32. +3 Already a follower! Would have entered earlier but was in the hospital for three weeks. This is an awesome contest.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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  33. +2 - New follower

    Thanks!

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

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  34. +3 for already following!!! great contest, thanks so much for offering!

    nermalasu@gmail.com

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  35. Woah, still amazing!

    +3 already a follower
    +1 link: http://biki209.spaces.live.com/blog

    Thanks!!
    chichai_hana at hotmail dot com

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  36. +3 already following

    jbafaith2001 at yahoo dot com

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  37. Ok, here we go!

    +2 for being a new follower.

    Val Pearson
    lastnerve2000@gmail.com

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  38. I blogged about it here http://lastnervescontests.blogspot.com/2009/11/ya-mega-contest-ends-112209.html

    Val Pearson
    lastnerve2000@gmail.com

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  39. I posted the button here http://lastnervescontests.blogspot.com/2009/11/ya-mega-contest-ends-112209.html

    Val Pearson
    lastnerve2000@gmail.com

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  40. I tweeted here http://twitter.com/lastnerve2000/status/5886922594

    Val Pearson
    lastnerve2000@gmail.com

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  41. I was going to enter the Alvor contest but it was already over so I commented on the latest post

    Val Pearson
    lastnerve2000@gmail.com

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  42. Wow, a super contest contest, I would love to win.

    I follow by email and google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  43. Wonderful contest! Thanks for the opportunity.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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  44. I am a follower. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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  45. +2 new follower

    Ooh! I'd love to win & add all those lovely books to my classroom library. My eighth graders are rabid readers!

    Thanks

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  46. +3 Following
    hyperallison@gmail.com

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  47. I woulod LOVE to win this because I love these books and my grandkids would think I'm the coolest grammy around! We often share books and then have discussions about them.

    #3 already follow

    clenna at aol dot com

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  48. +3 Old Follower

    +1 Tweeted about the contest here
    https://twitter.com/kdet62/status/5891956287

    +2 Have your button on my blog here
    http://fulltimeadventure.blogspot.com/

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  49. Thanks for the contest.

    +2 new follower

    house_mouse88 at yahoo dot com

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  50. +1 Tweeted
    +1 Shared on Facebook

    http://twitter.com/pammlla/status/5895385876

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/Pammlla?ref=profile

    Pammlla at gmail dot com

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  51. I am a follower..great contest
    Mshalo6@aol.com

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  52. I commented on Wings and The Dumpling cookbook. I am sure there were others, but I forgot to put them here each time. Oh well, great contest. congrats on your blog success.

    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

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  53. lastnerve2000 sent me so +1 for her....go val!

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  54. Great Contest

    +2 new follower

    Megan
    bookworm8675309@yahoo.com

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  55. I am a new follower by google reader and would
    love to win this giveaway.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  56. I put your blog button on my blog awhile back but forgot to post another comment but anyways its on my sidebar.
    http://anaddictedbookreader.blogspot.com/
    adrienne2093 at comcast dot net

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  57. WOW,I would just be estatic to win this
    +3 for being a current follower
    +1 for linking:
    http://yarockstarlette.blogspot.com/2009/11/monday-musings_16.html

    yarockstarlette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. +2 New follower! honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  59. Great Giveaway. Thanks for the chance :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  60. Awesome giveaway! Thank you!

    +2 new follower!

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  61. I would love to win this and I am a new follower. :) Thankyou!

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  62. Happy Day After Stuffing Day!

    edgenemmers@gmail.com

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  63. I'm a new follower!

    Katie
    showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

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  64. I'm a new follower! (2)

    Katie
    showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

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  65. PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT THE CONTEST ENDED AT 11:59 PM ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21ST. ALL ENTRIES AFTER THAT DATE (THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES) WILL NOT BE COUNTED. WE CURRENTLY HAVE OTHER CONTESTS YOU MAY ENTER, BUT THIS CONTEST WAS ALREADY ENDED BEFORE YOU ENTERED.

    THANKS!

    THE LATEINER GANG

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  66. +2 new follower

    jayfr at (yahoo)

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  67. New follower #1

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  68. +2 New follower
    +1 I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/ShesAnAngel417/status/6136840017

    justine417@comcast.net

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  69. Enjoy your blog so much, have told friends about it. Great contest...thanks!
    kateswen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. I am following as a new follower no.1

    ardy22

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  71. I am following as a new follower no.2

    ardy22

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  72. tweeted link

    http://twitter.com/Ardy22/status/6139293899

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  73. shared link on facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=536212900

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  74. have your button no.1

    http://ardy22.blogspot.com/

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  75. have your button no.2

    http://ardy22.blogspot.com/

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  76. +1 I'm a new follower. rubycakesgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. +1 I'm a new follower. rubycakesgirl(at)gmail(dot)com (2)

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  78. i love to read. and thank you for a genious giveaway

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  79. dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
    now a follower

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  80. dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
    now a follower 2
    dreamcleavers

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  81. new follower

    brdgcombs at aol dot com

    entry 1

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  82. new follower

    brdgcombs at aol dot com

    entry 2

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  83. I started to follow your blog. #1

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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  84. I started to follow your blog. #2

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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  85. I'm a new follower on Facebook. thanks for the contest. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  86. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    +3 I am already a follower of your blog under Shawna L. or theblindcupid.
    +2 I posted you button on my new blog http://booksequalmovies.blogspot.com
    +1 I entered Laura's Alvor book contest
    +5 I posted this on Twitter 5 times (theblindcupid)

    Total 11 points

    Thanks for this chance to win in this amazing book giveaway on your cool blog!!

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  87. Ooooo, yes!
    +2 new follower!
    Excited!

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