Sunday, November 29, 2009


Some quick announcements that should make you all happy campers...

First, we hit 400 followers!  GO YOU GUYS!!  Thank you to all of you who are currently followers of our site.  We greatly appreciate all our your continuous support!  We couldn't and wouldn't be doing this without you.


After countless hours and lots and lots of tallying, we have completed the selection of winners for the "MEGA CONTEST" Tomorrow evening along with the "Sunday Scoop", we will announce the winners!  This was probably the hardest task we have faced so far since creating the site and posting our very first post.  HOWEVER, every minute was worth it.... You want to know why?  Good, because we are going to tell you.  It was worth it because of you!  You guys have stuck with us for a while, been patient, have been giving us something to work for, something to keep reading, reviewing, interviewing, and holding our contests for.  We are thrilled to be able to share our insights, thought, and  passion with you.  That is what made every grueling minute of the contest ending process worth it all!  

To share something a bit out of the ordinary and a bit unexplainable with you all.... to this day, and regardless of how many times we have mentioned the contest requirements AND the contest end date we STILL have people entering the contest as well as stating they are "followers" who are not following!  This is really surreal to us.  We have stated sooo many times that the most important requirement to be eligible to win is to be a follower of the site.  There are still sooo many people who have tried to skate around this, it's amazing.  It's amazing because we have NO IDEA why.  It is not like by following we get your SS #, or are going to tap out your ATM card...  Also, we have made several posts about the contest ending, including in the comments section of the contest entry post, and yet people are still entering up to and including today!  The only rational explanation is that these people are not reading ANY of the other content on the site.  Had they been, we are sure they would have seen all of the clues and hints that it was over.  Regardless, thank you to those who pay attention and actually read our posts!


Tomorrow will be a sort of busy day.  First, we will be posting our triple threat on "Adventurer's Wanted: Slathbog's Gold" by M.L. Forman.  As part of the "Triple Threat" (review, interview, and contest) Mark (M.L.) will be contributing a signed copy of the book as well as a CD version for your listening enjoyment as our giveaways.  We will pick 2 different winners for this one.  Also, a quick reminder, we still have up for grabs a signed copy of "Candor" by Pam Bachorz!

As well, tomorrow Lauryn will be posting her review on both the book and movie of "New Moon", part 2 in the "Twilight" series.  Speaking of New Moon, guess what the Gang did tonight?  Yes, we did.... we saw New Moon AGAIN!  Dave was tempted to take his video camera in this time to save us the $50 it cost to see it each time (if it weren't illegal, we'd be watching it from home again now!)  But yes, the ladies of the house outnumbered Dave 3-1 and well, New Moon it was for our Saturday night pleasure.

Tomorrow we will also have our weekly column "Sunday Scoop" and again, that is where we will announce our winners of the Mega Contest.  It is usually written at night, but keep in mind, as it is the "Sunday" Scoop, all day Sunday is fair game.  Depending on how a few different plans pan out, it could be in the middle of the day, afternoon, or evening.  (mornings are for sleep in the Gang's house on the weekends).


Just for the heck of throwing some stuff into the spotlight, Mara has surprised us all in the house and since our first viewing of New Moon last Friday, Mara has power read and completed ALL of the Twilight books!  Considering they are all good size books (500+ pages) that is A LOT of reading!  Kudos to her!!  Speaking of Mara, she and David have been busy little bees working on our new site, (not yet public) and trying to get some sponsors to give us some products to start reviewing and of course giving away to you guys.  We are going to debut the site soon, but still do not have a date.  Instead of rushing it, we are going to make sure we have some goodies to get you guys started with as well as a "Grand Opening" contest where we are working on a few special prizes, and hopefully one will pan out.  If it does, you guys will be happy as can be.  We are getting closer to inking a deal with a sponsor who wishes to remain anonymous (for now hopefully) and trying to get hold of an E-Reader to give away as our debut contest!  Not to be impartial, but if it ends up happening, we are shooting to give away the "Nook" as it will be our E-Reader of choice for the Gang.  NO promises at all, and we contemplated even telling you, but what the heck.  Again, no promises, it's just in the works with a few other things to consider as well.  Regardless, we will kick off the new site with something off the charts for sure.

Well, that is about all we have for now.  Tune in tomorrow, and check back throughout the day for the "Sunday Scoop", which will include the lucky winners of the Mega Contest FINALLY! 

AS ALWAYS...ANY QUESTIONS, dial 1-800-askthelateinergang (1-800-784-875-43634356-5345)... JUST KIDDING, although if you did dial a number that long, we are sure you would probably be ordering takeout from a real Chinese Restaurant IN CHINA!!!  Email us if you have a question, or just feel like reaching out to us for any reason...



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  2. Hey guys...wanted to let you know that I noticed you have my blog button in your slide show twice! Just thought you might want a heads up =o)

    Thanks again for having such a great blog and awesome contest! I'm looking forward to seeing who won tomorrow!

    P.S. I'm giving away an ARC of Arch Enemy by Frank Beddor over at my blog. Also, in the post is an awesome interview with Mr. Beddor and a review of the book. Stop on by if you want to enter!

  3. You have so much happening! You know I still haven't got myself out to the theatre to see New Moon. I need to go...and soon. Can't wait to read the reviews!

    p.s. on my name! I figured it out and fixed it!! Be proud of me! lol :)

  4. Good Job Jenn! I see it! And yes, definitely head out and see New Moon. Its definitely cool. AND Eclipse comes out in 6 months! Im thrilled Mara read all the books this past week, as perhaps now I can have my wife back!


  5. Wow i really need to spell check when i post comments.what I tried to write is that I don't know how you guys do so much but I am glad that you do because you have an awesome blog.Can't wait for the sunday scoop.

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  7. Looking forward to the scoop! Congrats on your follower succes.
    Elie (Ellz Readz)

  8. Congrats on 400 followers!!

    I'm going to see New Moon on Tuesday!! I can't wait.

  9. Boy, this is all very exciting stuff! You guys are the best! Keep it up, Latts. ^_^

  10. Yeah 400! I'm glad to be part of it....

    Thanks for all you do! I keep checking to make sure I was part of the followers..>LOL!

    Did you ever announce what Dave's middle name was? I'm still wondering, inquiring minds want to know. :)

  11. Tami- I haven't announced the middle name as nobody has got it right yet! There have been some close calls, but nope, not yet!


  12. Congratulations on getting 400 followers. That's quite an accomplishment. I hope everyone (Dave included) enjoyed seeing New Moon for a second time. I've seen it 3 times now and I still love it.

    I'm excited to see the unveiling of the new sister site and (obviously) I can't wait to see who the winners are.

    Thanks for all that you do and I'll be sure to use the google search bar/ads when I can.


  13. Wow! $50 for the whole family to see New Moon?!? When did movies get so expensiv!
    I'll try to remember to come back and google search through you.
    You guys are awesome!

  14. Congratulations on the number of followers. You definitely deserve it. I do a lot of searching so will be glad to do it through your site. I know how expensive postage gets. This is oneof the reason I don't do much in the way of giveaways. Of course there is also the fact that the books I purchase go on my shelves at school. That gets expensive trying to keep fresh books up for reluctant readers. So thanks for all you do for all of us.

  15. I had no idea Eclipse was coming out that soon! I have to say I was mighty proud of myself for figuring out my blogger/wordpress problem.

    My husband said I was having an affair with Twilight when I read the series. THough he knew better than to bother me :)