I've been trying to think of a better, more efficient way of communicating the giveaways/contests across the web, this is what I have come up with. Since, I keep a list of the giveaways/contests that I run across on my blog's sidebar, once a week I'm thinking of copying what I have there into a blog post. Today's post is an example. The list is an ongoing list, I don't remove the contest from my list until it closes.
Why do I even keep a list? One reason, among a few, I like to pass the word out to others, because who knows a reader might find a new author because of a book won or a contest entered. I know that's how I've discovered some of my new reads, whether I won the contest or not.
Also as a side note, I'm happy to add anyone's fantasy/horror/paranormal romance/urban fantasy/YA book related contest here, just email me the details.
So, what do you think? Good idea or bad idea? Should I post the list more than once a week? Any input is appreciated.
- Suzanne McLeod :: STRANGE BREW Giveaway
Suzanne McLeod is gearing up her celebration of launch of THE COLD KISS OF DEATH (Book 2, The Spellcrackers). She is giving away a copy of the anthology STRANGE BREW and your choice of a signed copy of either THE COLD KISS OF DEATH or THE SWEET SCENT OF BLOOD. Deadline to enter is by July 15th at the end of day, anywhere.
- Patricia's Vampire Notes: Guest Blog & Contest with Georgia Evans
Georgia Evan's will guesting blogging and giving away two copies of her book, Bloody Awful (Book 2, Bloody Series). Deadline to enter is 11:59 Hawaii Time on Thursday, July 16th.
- Book Pushers Anonymous: Review & Giveaway - Silent Blade by Ilona Andrews
Lou & Has have a great review up of Silent Blade by Ilona Andrews and they are giving away 4 ebook copies of the short story. Deadline to enter is midnight GMT on Friday, July 17th.
- Eclectic Book Lover Giveaway
Undercover Book Lover is giving away 10 copies of THE SAMPLER, all signed by Ilona and Gordon Andrews. THE SAMPLER includes first chapters from 7 of ACE and ROC's upcoming late summer/early fall novels. Head over to find out which books are sampled. Deadline to enter is 11:59 pm PST July 17th.
- Book Reviews by Jess: EYES LIKE STARS by Lisa Mantchev
Jess is giving away a copy of EYES LIKE STARS by Lisa Mantchev. Open to US and Canada only. Deadline to enter is midnight on July 17th.
- Jocelyn Drake: CONTEST EXTRAVAGANZA
Jocelyn has planned 7 weeks of contests, that is one contest per week! First week: Jocelyn is giving away a signed copy of Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is midnight EST on Saturday, July 18th.
- Vampire Wire: Interview & Contest with SciFiGuy, Doug Knipe
Marta has insightful interview with Doug Snipe, the man behind the blog SciFiGuy.ca. Stop and tell Doug what you would like to see more of on his blog for a chance to win an ARC of Shadowfae by Erica Hayes. Deadline to enter is Saturday, July 18th.
- Hot Summer Nights Contest Part 3
Book Junkie is having a huge contest with some awesome prizes that include signed books and goodies from authors, too many for me to list here. Head over to what the contest is about. Deadline to enter is 8 PM on Sunday, July 19th.
- Fantasy Debut: Giveaway - Zadayi Red by Caleb Fox
Tia is giving away 3 copies of Zadayi Red by Caleb Fox. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is before July 19th.
- Author Interview & Contest with Cynthia Eden
Amberkatze's Book Blog is hosting an author interview and contest with Cynthia Eden, author of Midnight's Master. Amber is giving away a signed copy of Midnight's Master. Deadline to enter is Sunday at 4pm CET on July 19th.
- Graeme's Fantasy Book Review: Giveaway - Salamander by Nick Kyme
Graeme is giving away 5 copies of Salamander by Nick Kyme. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is July 19th.
- Pearl's World of Books: Name the puppies & Win a book
Help Pearl name her twin puppies. And win one of the following books: One Wrong Step by Laura Griffin, Atlantis Unleashed by Alyssa Day or An Unforgettable Lady by Jessica Bird. Deadline is Monday July 20th at 00:00 CET.
- ChicaReader: Giveaway - Bloody Good
Lilibeth is giving away a copy of Bloody Good by Georgia Evans. Open to US and Canada only. Deadline to enter is 1PM on July 20th.
- Patricia's Vampire Notes
Patricia's Vampire Notes is giving away 5 copies of The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Deadline to enter is July 21st.
The Felix Castor Contest with Author Mike Carey. 5 copies of the DEAD MEN'S BOOTS will be given away on July 17. 3 Grand Prizes of the first three Felix Castor books, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, VICIOUS CIRCLE and DEAD MEN'S BOOTS will be given away on July 23rd.
- Book Reviews by Jess: Contest - My Soul To Take
Jessica is giving away an ARC of My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent. Open to US only. Deadline to enter is midnight July 24th.
- Fantasy & Sci-Fi Lovin' Blog: Giveaway - Wireless by Charles Stross
SQT is giving away a copy of Wireless by Charles Stross. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is July 29th.
- Confessions of a Wandering Heart: Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay & Giveaway
Suzie has a great review up of Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay. Stop and comment for a chance to win an ARC of Better Part of Darkness. Deadline to enter is July 30th.
- Jenna Maclaine's Sinful Summer Spread-the-Word Contest!
Weekly prizes and a Grand prize, head over for the details or watch the slide show on my sidebar. Deadline to enter is July 30th.
- Guest Post with Alex Bell + Contest
Shooting Stars Mag has Alex Bell, author of JASMYN as a guest, talking about "What makes a fairytale?" Stop by & comment for a chance to win a copy of JASMYN. Deadline to enter is July 31st.
- Leah Braemel's Birthday Bash
Leah has over 30 authors that will be guest blogging and tons of prizes. The are 5 contests: 1) Daily Draws 2) Weekly Draws 3) Grand Prize Draw 4) Spreadin' the Love Draw 5) Inner Circle Draw. All going on until July 31st. Head over for finer details.
- LoveVampires City of Glass Book Giveaway
LoveVampires is giving away 10 signed copies of CITY OF GLASS, the final book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy by Cassandra Clare. Deadline to enter is July 31st.
- Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings
Is giving members of her blog a chance at winning Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran or Blood Promise by Richelle Mead. Not a member of her blog? No problem, just head over and join. Deadline to enter is before July 31st.
- The Book Butterfly: Win GHOST HUNTRESS Book 1 and more
Kim is giving away two copies of Ghost Huntress Book 1: THE AWAKENING by Marley Gibson and one lucky winner will get a special "dowsing" pendant necklace with their book. Open to All. Deadline to enter is before August 2nd.
- J.K. Beck's Shadow Keepers Contest
Win an ARC of WHEN BLOOD CALLS by J.K. Beck aka Julie Kenner, and a free KINDLE, onto which the ARC will be loaded. The winner will be announced 8 weeks before the publication date, which looks to be sometime in 2010.
- Moira Rogers Contest: Tell us how to autograph this book!
Give Bree and Donna, the writing duo who make up Miora Rogers, suggestions on how to sign their first book to release for print. You will entered for a chance to win a signed, first ever, copy of LOST HOPE. No deadline was given.
- Jacquelyn Frank - PLEASURE Giveaway
Jacquelyn Frank is giving away an ARC of PLEASURE (Book 3, The Shadowdwellers Series). Stop by her blog and let her know what you thought of RAPTURE for chance at winning. No deadline was given.
- Reviewer X - CATCHING FIRE Giveaway
Reviewer X is giving away an ARC of CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins. US Only. No deadline was given.
- Pat's Fantasy Hotlist: Win a set of the US edition of Mark Chadbourn's The Age of Misrule
Pat is giving away a full set of Age of Misrule series by Mark Chadbourn: World's End, Darkest Hour and Always Forever. No Deadline given.
- Pat's Fantasy Hotlist: Giveaway Dust of Dreams by Steven Erikson
Pat is giving away 5 copies of Dust of Dreams by Steven Erikson. No Deadline given.
- Pat's Fantasy Hotlist: Giveaway Strange Brew edited by P.N. Elrod
Pat is giving away his review copy of Strange Brew edited by P.N. Elrod. No Deadline given.
- Pat's Fantasy Hotlist: Win a copy of Joe Abercrombie's Best Served Cold
Pat is giving away 5 copies of Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie. No Deadline given.