Thank You for Following Contest

Update 8/31/10: In celebration of the release of Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, anyone entering this contest (see information below) will automatically be entered into an additional drawing for 1 of 2 Clockwork Angel posters.  They are beautiful.  Plus the two bookmark packs now include a Mockingjay Bookmark and Tattoo.  WooHoo! Remember - contest ends at 11:59 PDT tonight.

When I realized that I was going to need to move my blog from WordPress, I felt horrible for everyone that had already signed up. Then it hit me, why not hold a contest as a thank you for everyone who signed on and then moved with the blog. However, I didn't want new people to feel bad either so I have a little something for new followers as well.

For followers who moved over from WordPress:
You have a chance to win one of the following books -

Description from GoodReads:
When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own--scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving "the life" for a normal life proves harder than she'd expected.

Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat's dad needs her help.

For Kat there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in history-or at least her family's (very crooked) history.

Note: This is a hardcover signed by Ally Carter.

Description from GoodReads:
Growing up in a world of wealth and pastel-tinted entitlement, fifteen-year-old Carly has always relied on the constancy—and authenticity—of her sister, Anna. But when fourteen-year-old Anna turns plastic-perfect-pretty over the course of a single summer, everything starts to change. And there are boys involved, complicating things as boys always do. With warmth, insight, and an unparalleled gift for finding humor even in stormy situations, beloved author Lauren Myracle dives into the tumultuous waters of sisterhood and shows that even very different sisters can learn to help each other stay afloat.

Note: This is a paperback copy but it is signed by Lauren Myracle.

Description from GoodReads:
How many lives do you need to live before you find someone worth dying for? In the aftermath of what happened at Sword & Cross, Luce has been hidden away by her cursed angelic boyfriend, Daniel, in a new school filled with Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. Daniel promises she will be safe here, protected from those who would kill her. At the school Luce discovers what the Shadows that have followed her all her life mean - and how to manipulate them to see into her other lives. Yet the more Luce learns about herself, the more she realizes that the past is her only key to unlocking her future...and that Daniel hasn't told her everything. What if his version of the past isn't actually the way things happened...what if Luce was really meant to be with someone else?

Note: This is an advanced readers copy. It is not signed.

I will pick two winners who will be able to chose one book each from the selection of three books. I can not promise that you will receive your first choice though I have asked you to indicate your preference on the entry form.

Now on to new followers:

If you are a new follower and enter the contest, you have a chance to win a collection of bookmarks. There will be two winners chosen.

Collection One are all debut authors - Anastasia Hopcus, Kimberly Derting, Kay Cassidy, Heidi R. Kling, Jennifer Cervantes, Christina Diaz Gonzalez and Rhonda Hayter.

Collection Two is a variety of 2010 releases - Michelle Zink, Lisa Schroeder, Maggie Stiefvater, Jennifer Cervantes, Christina Diaz Gonzalez, and Heidi R. Kling.

Just for fun - some of them are even signed.

Here are the Rules:
1. Everyone who is interested in participating must fill out the form below.
2. Contestants must be 13 years or older.
3. Each contestant can only enter one time. Any duplicate entries will be disqualified.
4. This contest will run through Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 11:59 PDT.