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Update: This just in! Tyrean, Laila, Penny, and Tonja Drecker are my Thursday and Friday winners! Pk Hrezo and Sharon Bayliss are Saturday’s winners! Danielle Bailey and Carrie-Anne are Sunday’s winners! Tangent Shell and Lynn Lovegreen are Monday’s winners! Darlene Steelman and L.G. Keltner are Tuesday’s winners! Julie Myers and Vicki Trask are Wednesday’s winners! Stephen Tremps, Morgan Katz, Kirsten, and Lencre are Release Day Winners!
YAHOO! You helped bring 18 Things to a place of influence today–#3 in paranormal fantasy hot releases, #9 in Coming of Age hot releases, and #36 overall!!!
Winners, just use the contact button above ^ and tell me which one of the fabulous 18 prizes you’d like:-) If it’s crossed out, that prize is taken (duh! LOL) and Congrats!!!
18 Things releases in ten days. Can you believe it? You may have to pinch me! It’s been 7 months since I signed my contract, and it really is scary how time flies! But we’re back from our FREE Disney cruise (yes, feel free to slap me out of jealousy), and feeling relaxed, refreshed, and ready to do this thang!
So, I have a one week blogfest planned with lots of giveaways and then blog tour posts planned from January 21st through the end of February! (Full tour info to come, and contest giveaways list is at the bottom of this post.)
Beginning January 17th until release day, January 24th–I’ll be hosting the What Are Your 18 Things Blogfest. This is something anyone, anywhere can participate in.
All you have to do is blog about things on your bucket list. If you don’t have a bucket list, you should, and now is the perfect time to start! If you’re not sure what a bucket list is (blasphemy!), it’s something completely personal that each person should do (IMHO). It’s a great reminder that gives an extra boost to live life to the fullest and keep us looking forward, even when life wants to drag us down sometimes. Finish a marathon? Read the top 100 books? I’m looking for fun, heart-pumping, poignant, or inspirational things that you want to want to do, or maybe already crossed off your list. And it doesn’t have to be 18 Things . . . it can be anywhere from 1-18 things (I just needed my title to get out there. Marketing trolls said so!)
Anyone who posts their 18 Things between January 17th-24th can enter to win a number of prizes, including:
*$10 Amazon card from Lindsey Loucks
$10 Starbucks gift card from Marisa Cleveland *Signed paperback copy of 18 Things, donated by Marisa Clevleland
Contemporary Thriller Book, Dead Witness, from Joylene Nowell Butler
YA Urban Fantasy book, Reaper’s Novice, from Cecilia Robert (2 copies to give away) *a set of bookmarks, also from Cecilia *First page critique from Nancy S. Thompson
*ebook copy of Nancy S. Thompson’s contemporary thriller book, The Mistaken
*First page critique from Tonya Kuper, agent intern for The Seymour Agency
Krystal Wade’s signed copy of Wilde’s Fire
Jessa Russo’s ebook of her YA Paranormal Romance novel, Ever *First page or query critique from PK Hrezo
An 18 page document on Inspirational Tips and Advice for Creative Writing by Taylnn (A.K.A. Ink in the Book)
A set of inspirational bookmarks (donated by moi)
an ebook copy of 18 Things
First page, query, or synopsis (up to 3 pages) critique from Jamie Ayres
Critique of first 20 pages of W.I.P. from Jamie Ayres
Yes, there are 18 terrific prizes! This is just my way of saying THANK YOU to all you wonderful peeps out there:-) I will use RANDOM.ORG to pick 2 winners each day (4 winners on January 24th–release day!), and winners, you get to choose your prize. So, early bird gets the worm, my friends!
I can’t wait to visit each blog and read your “18 Things.”
Now to the (Kinda) part of this post: Don’t blog? Put the cover of 18 Things or the bucket badge ^ from above up on your FB wall and post your bucket list item under the photo, or pin it on Pinterest with your bucket list item in the comments, or tweet one of your 18 Things. Use the words “18 Things” somewhere to go with the picture and link back to this blog wherever you decide to post. All non-blog entries will still be available for the awesome prizes! Just remember to link to me so I know you participated!!
Bloggers, sign up NOW for the blogfest in the LinkyTool below (and make sure you grab the 18 Things badge to put on your blog). Let’s get this party started!
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You are FAST, girlfriend!!
Sounds like fun. I’m in! I would like to advertise your blogfest on the CQ blog and social media. Is that okay with you?
100% YESSS! Thanks:-)
I have a bucket list and shall do my 18 things this week!
Cool . . . you’re one step ahead! I’ll admit I never wrote one for myself until I wrote my novel!
Cool! I’ll have to think up a post! 😀
Oh, I know yours will be fun!
Yippie!!! I’m planning on being in your neck of the woods between Jan 18 and Feb 1. Maybe we can get together for coffee????? 🙂
Awesome! I’d L*O*V*E to get together . . . just email me or FB me. I practically live at Starbucks!
This is gonna be a fun one!
I think so . . . can’t wait to see everyone’s ideas!
Those are some amazing prizes! Will plug the fest for you in my post tomorrow.
Oh wow, thanks a million, Alex!!!
I’m in! I never really put a list together and you made it sound like so much fun! Congrats on your book too! 🙂
Yahoooo! It is great fun:-)
I’ll participate via FB and Pinterest.
Bucket list…. hmm. What to post? What to post? I’ll have to think about this. 🙂
I know whatever it is, it’s sure to entertain:-) Although you already took down a tree, so how are you gonna top that?!
Sounds like a blast, better start thinking of a bucket list!
After returning from our cruise yesterday, traveling more is on my list! London, Paris, Sydney . . . here I come. I’ve just gotta sell a few thousand books first;-)
Oo, what a clever tie-in! 🙂 I can’t believe your release is so close now!
I know!! It seemed like it took so long as I was waiting, but now it’s like, oh crap . . . I have my debut novel coming out next week–ahhh!
Hi Jamie! I just learned about your upcoming release through Alex’s site, congratulations!! And what a great idea for a giveaway. I’ll have to start thinking of my list. Great to meet you!
Thank you so much for stopping by, Julie, and I can’t wait to read what you come up with:-)
Wow! I’m over my head with blogfests . ..but this is too awesome to pass up, and not because of the amazing prizes, but because I want to celebrate your book, and I love bucket lists.
Thanks, Tyrean!!! Yeah, I think I heard groaning and great gnashing of teeth when I announced yet another blogfest, lol. If I retired, I still wouldn’t be able to do them all. But I’m glad you chose to do mine:-)
I’m SO excited for you, Jamie! Crossing my fingers, toes and nose hairs! Wishing you BIG success!
THank you SOOO much! I’ll see you on Feb. 8th!!
This sounds like a TON OF FUN!!!!! Looking forward to reading everyone’s list!
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Ooh, glad I popped over in time to see this. Count me in!
My next posting day’s on the 20th. Move over, whatever the previously scheduled post would have been: We’ve now got 18 things that take precedence. (:
Hahaha! I love you:-)
Here you go, comment-readers. I’m as good as my word! (…Which I expect is a good thing for a writer to be!)
Those are a lot of awesome prizes! I can’t imagine the kind of networking that’s needed to put together so many different prizes from so many different writers. I think I’ll be able to post my bucket list on Tuesday.
A lot of networking for sure, but I love every minute of it! Otherwise, I wouldn’t ‘meet’ fantastic people like you!
Sounds like a really cool blogfest and I love your book description!! 🙂
Thanks! “Cool” is my middle name, just ask my 12yo daughter;-) Well, at least that comment made her laugh instead of trying to melt me with her laser eyes for once!
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Sounds like a fun Blogfest! I just signed up!
Thanks for participating, Stephen!! I was starting to worry I would have more prizes than people, lol!
This might be just the thing to nudge my poor blog out of its winter hibernation. And there are prizes too! Awesome.
This will be fun. Look for a bucket list sometimes this weekend. 🙂
Great, Kirsten!!! I’ve missed your blog!
what an awesome hop! and fabulous prizes! wish i’d seen it sooner!
Yes! I’m a lucky girl with so many nice friends:-) And it’s not too late–you can post any day up until release day–Thurs, January 24th!
This does sound like a fun list to make. Striking cover–pun intended and not intended. Good luck with the book!
Hahaha! Poets and their puns–love it:-)
Thanks for finding me too. I’ve been thinking about a bucket list for awhile, I guess it’s time I actually made that list. I create lists for everything else, wonder why I’ve put this one off?
Congratulations on your book release, have fun with it! All I want to win is a copy of your book!
Aw! Your comment made my day–thanks for saying that:-) I honestly didn’t write one for myself until I thought of this book idea! Can’t wait to read your list!!
I apologize for posting before I linked, but here it is. It was fun, not to outrageous — even doable with a lottery win a big lottery win and lots and lots of luck after that! 🙂
Sounds like fun! I love the bucket list theme. I’ll definitely help tweet or throw something up on my blog next week!
Cool . . . thanks so much, Alexia!!
What a fun idea! And look at all those prizes. Very generous. I may have to do this one. 🙂
I am totally going to do this tomorrow. I’m really excited about your book release!
Oh, I hope you do, Emily!!! And I’m looking forward to reading yours tomorrow, Shell!
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Woohoo!!! So many cool prizes, which one to choose?
Okay, Since John Hughes is out. My number #1 bucket list request is to be in a Quentin Tarantino film!! ❤
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Here is my 18 Things pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/ajbradley74/18-things-bucket-list/ This was so fun, what a great idea!
This is a really fantastic idea for a contest, I’ve just put my bucket list up on my new blog and i’ll be intrigued to read the book when it’s out. Will it be coming out on Ebook as well as in print?
Yes, it will be available in ebook and in paperback on January 24th:-)
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How exciting about your book! What a great way to celebrate. I’ll include this in my roundup post for Monday! 😉
Thank you! I enjoyed your post today!
Thanks again for my awesome win! My post is up today! 😀
You are a globetrotter, PK!!
What an awesome contest! Very cool. 🙂 I do have a bucket list. I wrote it before my spine surgery a few years ago. Not sure where I put it. Though I did get to half the stuff on it since then. 🙂
That’s the nice thing about posting it on your blog . . . you can’t lose it:-)
Sounds like a great blog fest! Hope you all have fun. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting the other day. It’s great to meet you. 🙂 Have a good week!
Oh I need to create a bucket list I think…)
Yesss!!! Can’t wait to read yours:-)
I really enjoyed reading everyone’s entries. I moved this past weekend or else I would have signed up too. Good luck speaking at the middle school – that’s very exiting! Those kids are going to love you! 😉 If you lived near Chicago, I’d absolutely have you come speak to my seventh graders. 😉
Thanks, Kimberly!! Good luck with your move . . . still staying in the Chicago area I presume? My cousin and his wife live there–she’s a teacher too:-)
Yep, still in the area. If you ever make a trip out this way and want to visit a few more classrooms, let me know. I teach 7th grade. I think they would be all about your book. 😉
thanks for the excuse to think up my list. good luck with your book release. congrats.
I don’t have a blog so I’ll have to tell you one of my big bucket list items here…get out of debt!!!!
Me too! We will be Dave Ramsey success stories one day:-)
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It took me awhile to find the comment box! I almost missed it down here below the trackback! LOL
I love this idea for book promo! You know I don’t have a bucket list that I know of.Maybe I do, I mean I must we all have things. I’m gonna think on this one.
And I LOVE your book cover.
I had a hard time finding the comment box too! Great idea for a blogfest! I just entered. Good luck with the book
Sorry . . . I usually don’t have so many pingbacks, but I guess that’s a good problem to have:-)
Thanks, Southpaw. If you do post one somewhere, make sure you let me know . . . there’s no link on your name, so I didn’t know where to visit you:-)
This is a really nice bloghop! I’ve enjoyed reading the lists around the blogosphere.
Thanks, Sherry! It’s been so much fun, I’m sad to see it come to an end tomorrow:-( Maybe I should add go for a world record for longest blogfest to my own 18 Things list!
Great Blog! Thanks for picking me for my Mud Run as one of my 18 things. It was an a bucket list item that I won’t soon forget. I’d love my price to be the *An 18 page document on Inspirational Tips and Advice for Creative Writing by Taylnn (A.K.A. Ink in the Book)” Hopefully it will inspire me with my writing. Will be downloading “18 Things” tomorrow!
You got it . . . prepare to be inspired:-)
Happy release day!
Congratulations on the book release!
Bummer, I missed the blogfest! Best of luck with your blog tour and book release!
I joined too late to add my post to the linky, but I want to share it anyway. http://imaginecreatewrite.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/what-are-your-18-things-blogfest-my-18.html
I only found out about it yesterday, but I thought we could still post on the 24th. Oh well.
Yes, you can totally still post:-)
Not too late at all . . . I’ll pick my last 4 winners at midnight tonight:-)
Thanks for the prize!!
Rats, the 20 page crit is gone … how about the first page crit by Nancy S. Thompson?My first page is still pretty wobbly (and that’s putting it nicely, because you have a nice blog 😉 ), but I’ll give it a shot. 🙂
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Yay! I’ll take the bookmarks =)
Great! Kirsten, please email me your query and I’ll pass it along to Nancy. Morgan,please email me your address!
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