Well, this week's Scoop is not going to have too much personal stuff in it. Main reason- our home was flooded over the last few days, the kitchen ceiling caved in, and we basically spent the last 3-4 days living in a hotel! We are back in our home (Woo Hoo!) but things are still not fully in order here :o(
BUT...There are a few things we want to talk about. First of all, for those of you who won books a few weeks ago, could you let us know when they arrive? We did send them out the following week after we got a new shipment to give away, but we still like to keep track of things.
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The MEGA CONTEST is in it's final week! We had a mini contest last week that we thought people would be excited about... and it seems like we couldn't get anyone to participate :o( Let's give it one more shot! Over the next week, post about our Mega Contest wherever your heart desires. Make sure you tell people to come sign up for the contest... The person at the end of the contest who has sent over the most people (who follow and enter contest) will win a special book that we still have here and really want to give away! As some extra incentive, besides the one with the most referrals winning a special book, ANYONE who refers someone who signs up to follow, enters the contest, and mentions your name gets 2 extra entries in the contest. THAT'S RIGHT, just for referring someone, you will get 2 EXTRA ENTRIES TO THE CONTEST! Come on guys, we know that someone out there wants to win one of the new hot YA books that we have our hands on as well as get some easy extra entries in to the contest.
SPEAKING OF WINNING AMAZING THINGS.... HERE IS A LINK YOU CAN CLICK ON TO WIN A FREE KINDLE! JUST CLICK HERE TO ENTER. COME ON.... IT'S A CHANCE TO WIN A KINDLE, YOU KNOW....THIS THINGY.... JUST AN E-BOOK READER! ;o)
Who doesn't want an e-reader? Well, we do! The Gang is thinking about either a kindle or what we really want is a NOOK, but it seems nobody at B & N knows for sure when they will be in. We actually went to our local one yesterday, and they had this whole awesome set up as soon as you walked in for the NOOK. As we approached the counter, it looked like there was 6 of them for sale. When we asked about them, the saleswoman told us they were just for show and they weren't real, just paper fliers. Well, we had to get one in our hand to hold, and be rest assured, it was no paper insert! It was the real deal. Even underneath, where it was difficult to see, was a jack for earphones or something. It was heavy, looked real, and felt real to us! Not quite sure what tricks they are up to, but possibly they are the few that will be available for sale sometime soon, but until then, they are "fake". Who knows??? What we do know, is that holding the actual Nook in our hands was like holding a bar of pure gold. It felt awesome!
Well, This edition of the Scoop is going to come to a close shortly. We just came home today and are still working on the house. Before we go, Dave wanted to share that he is currently reading 2 books that are really cool... first, City of Bones, book 1 in the Immortals which is really cool! Second, a book that he found randomly on a site and happen to see in B & N last night on the teen new arrival shelf, "Candor" by Pam Bachorz. It is actually a book that has not had too much buzz out there from what Dave says, but one that he can not put down. He does really like a bunch of books, however it is not too often that he finds a book that he LOVES. Halfway done (started earlier today and planned to be finished before the night ends) it is turning out to be on the top "Loved" list of all time. What an amazing book! Ok, enough of the tease.... look for the review very soon, like tomorrow night!
The Gang wants to remind you all again that there is less than a week left in the Mega Contest. What does this mean?? It means that if you have signed up already, you still have those extra shots at extra entries by commenting on reviews and certain posts. If you have not yet entered, what the heck are you waiting for???
Many of you have been wondering... HOW ARE THE WINNERS GOING TO BE PICKED AND WHAT WILL THEY WIN???
We would like to answer that for you. We use www.random.org to select our random #'s. We go down the list of all entries (qualified), assign EACH entry a #, and then just take the winning #'s at random.org and go back and see who it is attached to... it's that easy. As far as what each will win, well we still haven't decided how many winners there will be, but there will be several. We are going to probably just list the winners and then we thought we would have some fun with that. We are going to spend all next weekend stuffing books (some 1, some 2) into different blank envelopes. Then we will seal them. Once the list of winners is announced, we are going to blindly address them to the winners. This kind of not only makes things totally fair and unbiased, but seems like a ton of fun as well! WHAT DO YOU THINK? If it works out, we think we might even be the first people to do something like this. Sort of like a grab bag, but through the mail. The promise we can make is that there will be a lot of winners. At first, we were going to pick the apple gift card winner and announce them by name, but we had another idea that we would like some feedback on that we are thinking of doing. When packing all the books in the unaddressed envelopes, we were going to stick the apple card in one of the books, then seal it up with the rest. What do you think?? How about you know you are a winner, you get your package in the mail, and open it up to find a gift card to the apple store tucked away in the middle of your winning book?? That would be super fun! (at least we think so)
SAs the Mega contest will come to a close, keep in mind that we are not one hit contest wonders. Our goal is to constantly have some sort of contest going for a new hot book without any time going by without one. So, as we will wrap up the Mega Contest, it will also be the start of our next one. Not sure which book will be next, but it will be a good one, as usual.
REMINDER: TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN IN THE MEGA CONTEST, YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER OF OUR SITE. THAT MEANS THAT ON OUR RIGHT SIDEBAR, WE MUST BE ABLE TO SEE YOU FOLLOWING US, OR IF WE CLICK ON YOUR NAME, WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO SEE OUR SITE AS ONE YOU FOLLOW. SECONDLY, THIS CONTEST IS ONLY OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS AS IT HAS STATED SINCE DAY ONE IN THE RULES. YOU MAY BE FOREIGN BUT HAVE SOMEONE IN THE U.S. WHO YOU CAN GET THE BOOK SENT TO THEIR ADDRESS. THIS IS NOT A NEW RULE. The only reason for this is we are actually paying for shipping on this one. Besides the cost of the apple card, it can cost us over a hundred dollars just for shipping! We are not sponsored by anyone, so this comes out of our pocket. Other contests we hold are usually open to anyone, anywhere.
Thanks to all of you for entering and for supporting our site.
THE LAST PART OF THE SCOOP:
WE WANT YOUR BUTTON! IF YOU ARE A FOLLOWER, PLEASE EMAIL US AT TLGBRS@GMAIL.COM AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO GRAB YOUR BUTTON IF YOU GRAB OURS. WE HAVE A NICE LITTLE COLLECTION OF BUTTONS OF FRIEND'S SITES. WE REALLY WANT YOURS!! IF YOU HAVE ONE, SHOOT US AN EMAIL AND WE WILL GRAB IT ASAP!
Thanks so much for all your continued support!
THE LATEINER GANG