Well, the contest is coming to an end... Some reminders first, then some good stuff.
FOLLOWING OUR SITE TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN..PLEASE READ
A reminder to everyone who entered. We have noticed that there has been some confusion going around and wanted to clarify for you all now, before the contest ends. One of the requirements to be eligible to win a prize in our contest was that you must be a follower of the site. To follow, you must go to the section on on right side bar titled "Followers", click "Follow" and activate yourself as a follower of our site. Everyone has said they are followers, and several are not. We will attribute it to confusion, but we want to help you fix it before it is too late. Following by email does not count as a "Follower". Also, how we know whether or not you are following is that we click on your name, go down to "sites you are following" and simply look for our site's name. There have been a good amount of people who have attempted to follow us and have been unsuccessful. As an act of kindness, we have sent emails to many of you (not all of you, so please double check if you want to make sure you are eligible to win) reminding you how to sign up. We really do want everyone to have a chance of winning, so we have tried our best to make you aware. However, rules are rules and it is not fair to those who have met the requirements, so we will remind you one last time before the contest ends... You MUST be a follower of our site to be eligible to win prize. When we select our winners randomly, we will click your name, and if we do not see our site as one you are following, we will simply select another winner. It will break our heart to do so, which is why we have made several attempts including this one to remind you all.
ON TO BIGGER AND BETTER, LIKE HOW WE WILL SELECT OUR WINNERS AND WHAT YOU WILL GET!
After thinking this through, and this being one of the biggest book blog contests we have seen, we decided to make the ending a bit interesting. Listen up, this is going to be good. Tomorrow morning, we are packing up and sealing all the books to go out. Some packages will have 1 book, others 2. One lucky book will have a $200 Apple Gift Card taped to the inside cover! Once we select our winners, and as the addresses come in, we will just randomly address the sealed envelopes to you guys. This way, neither you or us knows what's inside and who is getting what. Let's call it a Grab Bag for lack of better terms! We thought we'd end the contest in the most fun way we could think of, and well, that was it! So get excited and cross your fingers.
WINNERS FROM THE RANDOM DRAWING A FEW WEEKS AGO...
As Anne Diana Dinh pointed out, the books that were won a few weeks ago did not make it out to you guys yet. We had a minor "situation" occur and we are fixing it. The envelopes were supposed to be stamped through a postage meter machine for $3.00 each. They were stamped at .30 cents instead, causing them all to be returned. We have held the packages, got new envelopes and will re send them out once the contest is over. As any of you know from past contests, we immediately send out your books and although media mail can take a while, they have all got to your hands mighty quick. For this we apologize. (Ok, fine... it was Dave who entered the wrong amount in the postage meter and ran the envelopes through... It's not fair to blame the whole Gang when one person erred). SO, again, our apologies, and they will be out by Monday morning. Thanks again to Ann Diana Dinh for bringing it to our attention, therefore we thought it would be prudent to mention here that we didn't forget about you guys.
WHAT'S NEXT ON THE CONTEST HORIZON??
Well, no we can't give out hundreds although we wish we could... (Got Your Attention Though!)
The Gang would not be "The Gang" if we didn't have another great one in the wings. Ok, so we are going to be giving away a copy of the NEW, AWESOME BOOK "you don't think we are going to ruin it and actually tell you, do you??" You will have to check back and see. Alright, that wasn't so nice. Here's a clue...it is NEW, it is YA, it is HOT, and you will want to enter to win! Sorry guys, that's all you are getting for now. (No Boo-Hoo's outta you, it's only 1 more day until it's posted!)
WHAT WE DID TONIGHT???
YES, it was AwEsOmE! We have never been one for spoilers....and we are not about to change that! HOWEVER, sticking true to form and always getting you guys (or in this case, gals) excited and psyched up, we will leave you with this... The ending in the movie is NOT the same as the ending in the book! Thank Lauryn for that as she is the only one who read the books. The rest of the Gang only saw the movies....for now :O)
And yes, even Dave enjoyed it and will be reading the books sometime before the next movie comes out. Of course, finding a folded up $20 on the ground on the way out didn't hurt either!
WE HAVE ONE MORE TREAT FOR YOU ALL!
Tomorrow, Dave will be reviewing "Candor" by Pam Bachorz WITH an interview attached to it from the awesome new author. You are going to LOVE the book for sure!
KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN! THINGS ARE HAPPENIN' AROUND HERE!