MEGA CONTEST UPDATE
Hey Everyone! This Scoop is going to be super short in an effort to continue to work on the contest. Here's what is going on. Throughout the contest, we tried to remind everyone several times that a requirement to being eligible to win is that you must be a "follower" of our site. Well, as it turns out, not everyone were good little contest entering fairies. I have been working on the contest for 4 hours so far today around our Sunday required errands. With well over 1000 entries, this is becoming a mess. Every time someone is not a "follower", and there are enough out there that are not, I have to search the entire list and find every entry they posted. This is causing me to have to go back and re count the entries every time. I am only appx halfway done with the list. I have not even got to the fun part of using random.org to select the winning #'s to match up to you guys. I apologize for all of you who followed the instructions. I feel horrible, but I just can not finish it tonight. I will try to have it done tomorrow night, but I am still working on Sami's project as well. Either way, it will be done shortly. I can not believe the amount of entries that we received! It is overwhelming. I guess that is a good thing. Anyway, Thanks for all your support and patience. I really do appreciate it.
In the Mean time, we have posted a review, interview, and new contest for"Candor" by Pam Bachorz. Please check them out and stop by and enter to win a signed ARC of 'Candor", which I absolutely LOVED and know that you will too!
We have been approached by several companies as well as marketing sites that want us to promote products and sites as well as a TON of GIVEAWAY CONTESTS! The problem was, that we did not want to compromise the integrity of our book review site. That was started and continues to be run on the basis of our love for books. It is not appropriate for us to start doing all of these other giveaways and contests on the site. So, what we are doing, is creating a very similar (looks exactly like our current book review site) site that will be for all of our other reviews, giveaways, contests, etc. for you guys. We definitely want to be able to do this stuff for you, but made the decision to keep the sites separate. This way we can continue with business as usual at the book review site, and still offer you guys chances to win a ton of other cool stuff. When we officially launch the new site, we will ask all of you to kindly head over to the new "sister" site, sign up to follow, and get ready to win stuff! Although we are all going to participate in the additional site, it will be Mara's "baby". We really do appreciate all of you spending time at our site and being part of something we love! That is why we decided to create this new site. I can not give you the name yet, as it is still being worked on, but its similar to what we have now... and it will look basically, exactly the same! We hope you will enjoy it.
THAT'S ALL FOR THIS "SCOOP"
Sorry guys, this scoop is short and without too much of the usual stuff. I apologize, as there were things that everyone wanted to contribute, but it's late, the girls have to go to sleep, and I need a break from the computer today! I hope you all understand. So, keep your eyes open over the next day or so for the contest winners, the new unveiling of our "sister" site, and some cool reviews. Lauryn has been dying to review "New Moon" the book, so when she does, it would be great if you guys would check it out and help build some confidence for her. She loves to write, but always feels like her reviews are not "good enough" for the site. I disagree and think they are wonderful, and hopefully you will too!
Thanks so much!