Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 1: 2010 Best Book Giveaway!

It's Day #1 of my Five Year Blog-a-versary Lollapalooza—uh-huh, uh-huh—where there will be LOTS of prizes and fun and talk about some of my favorite things!

Okay. Enough of the happy dancing. We're kicking off this party with a fabulous prize donated by Suan at Life Is Good. (And if her blog still has its Christmas decorations up, that's my fault. I'm her unofficial webmaster and I've been slacking.)

For those of you who are not aware, Suan is my sister. And she's the one who talks me into a lot of the crazy things I do—like blogging Road Trips and Twilight parties. She calls herself a bag lady—because instead of wearing many hats, she carries many, many bags. She's also a purse addict. I haven't bought a purse in 30 years because I just wait for her to clean out her purse closet and use her awesome hand-me-downs!

Suan has decided to give away MY favorite book of 2010: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White. (See my other top picks HERE.)

Teaser: Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours. But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

I absolutely love well-written, clean young adult fantasy with a sense of humor—and this book fits the bill! So you'll definitely want to enter to win.

Prize #2: Fantasy Book Package
Three fantasy books:
The Sapphire Flute by Karen E. Hoover (ARC)
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull (paperback; the first book in the series)
Slathbog's Gold by M.L. Forman (hardback)

Prize #3: Burgundy Bracelet
I love bracelets. They're my favorite type of jewelry. The photo doesn't do this one justice—it has dark red/burgundy colored beads and is 8 1/2 inches long (including clasp).

Prize #4: Mary Englebreit Stationery Package
I love Mary Englebreit. I try to get her calendars every year and have several of her prints up in my office and scattered around the house. Suan loves her too—she has one whole bathroom entirely decorated a la Englebreit! And she used to do a Mary Englebreit Christmas tree until she became enamored of the Grinch.

This package includes: two Mary Englebreit magnetic list pads (the kind you can stick on the fridge and use for grocery/honey-do lists; a 2-pack of Mary Englebreit stick notes; a package of 10 Mary Englebreit note cards with envelopes; and a package of four colored gel ink pens—because you simply can not use a regular pen for Mary Englebreit stationary! It's against the laws of nature.

Prize #5: Twilight Package
In honor of the fact that Suan was the nag impetus behind last year's Chasing Twilight contest, the midnight party/sleepover for the release of Breaking Dawn, the Twilight Trivia site, Twilight Bracelets (no longer in business) and Twilight-inspired fragrances, as well as any and all other Twilight related shenanigans I've done in the past—I had to do a Twilight prize package on her day.

This package includes: your choice of Twilight fragrance from (not pictured), a Lion & Lamb Key/Bag Clip, Fire & Ice Sweethearts (1 each), Eclipse gum, New Moon/Forks buttons, Twilight ink pen, and two Twilight Bingo Games created by moî.

Day 1 Tasks
To be entered to win one of these five prizes, as well as the Grand Prize, you must first read the rules and then:
  1. Become a follower of this blog (Inksplasher) if you aren't already.

  2. Spread the word about today's giveaway via Facebook, Twitter, other social media, e-mail or phone call. You can use this URL: (Tell me what you did and/or send link(s) if it was online.)

  3. Go visit Life Is Good become a Follower of her blog (if you aren't already) AND leave a comment on one of her posts. (Send link in e-mail.)

  4. Send me an e-mail with your full name and mailing address, the links and/or answers to the above, and which of the five prizes you'd prefer to win. (You may not get your preference, but I'll accommodate, if possible.) [UPDATE: Fixed the e-mail link. It works now.]
Remember, your e-mail must be received by midnight tonight. All of today's e-mails are automatically entered for the Grand Prize. Get an extra entry for the Grand Prize by putting my button in your sidebar!

Thanks for playing—and good luck!


Suan said...

i did all the requirements for winning a prize !
*i posted on facebook
*i left a commented on life is good blog(my blog)
*i just won't send you an email because i don't think i should win my own prize....
just wanted you to know i did them anyway :)
happy 5th blog-a-versary to you !!

Rebecca Talley said...

I did them too. I'll email you.

Gail said...

I really want Paranormalcy. I posted about this on facebook. Even though I didn't want too. It's ups the stakes of not winning. I went and became a follower of life is good blog. and I will be emailing you after I finish typing this. Also how do I put your button on my blog?

Dina said...

esent info via email, fun times. :)

kbrebes said...

Hi! Congrats! I'll look for your email, but I did everything, too!

Shanda said...

Done, and done!

Thanks, Karlene. :)

Shanda :)

Sheila said...

I did everything and sent you an e-mail! I am so excited for this contest! Thanks for hosting this Karlene!

Krista said...

I'm following you and Suan, and I commented and sent you an email. What a fun week! Thank you!

Rebecca Talley said...

I also have your button on my blog.

GoodyGang said...

All done, I don't know how to add a button.