Monday, February 14, 2011

Spread the Cover Love ARC Giveaway!

I look forward to this day every year! And not just because of the traditional Valentine's Day fare. It's ARC giveaway day!

This year, my favorite book of the whole series so far is coming out and I want everyone to read it so badly that I'm giving away THREE ARCs instead of just one.

So if you want to enter the giveaway, what I would like you guys to do is to help me spread the cover love!

If you have a blog, you can enter by posting the ILLUSIONS countdown widget. If you already had the Widget posted, no worries! You get an entry for that too! If you post the widget or you already have, give me a link to your blog in the comments to be counted.

But wait, there's more!

Anyone with Blogspot, Twitter, Facebook, or LiveJournal can enter by posting the ILLUSIONS cover for your avatar/profile picture.

If you change your Blogspot or LiveJournal avatar, leave a comment on this entry (which appears in both places).

If you change your Twitter avatar, tweet "I can't wait to read #Illusions by @AprilynnePike!" or something like that so I'll see it on my feed.

If you change your Facebook avatar, leave a comment on my Facebook fan page.

And feel free to do them all! You get an extra entry for every venue you use to spread the cover love! (So a widget on your blog, your Twitter avatar, and you Facebook profile picture=three entries!) Just make sure you leave the ILLUSIONS avatar up at least until I announce the winners so I don't accidentally miss your entry! (And, of course, feel free to leave it longer.;))

The rules: I'm afraid this contest is only open to the US and Canada because I always send Valentine's treats and I worry about sending perishables overseas. Apologies!! I will have an international contest when I get my UK copies, I promise! The contest begins as soon as I post this and lasts for one week, closing Tuesday, Feb. 22, at midnight, MST. Void where prohibited, winners will be chosen at random.

For your convenience, here is everything you need to spread the cover love!

A JPEG of the cover sized to (hopefully) fit all your avatar needs:



The code for posting the widget is right here.

Just copy and paste the code, should be super easy.


In addition to the ARCs there will be lots of runners up who will get Valentine's Day goodies and Wings series swag!

So thanks for helping me spread the ILLUSIONS cover around and good luck to everyone!!!

Ciao!

105 comments:

thefinderofthings said...

I'm really looking forward to reading your latest book!! I can't wait!!

Josin L. McQuein said...

I put your countdown in my sidebar, under my follower list.

http://josinlmcquein.blogspot.com/

Your life must be beyond hectic right now, with the new munchkin and having it be so close to your new book's launch.

Don't forget to breathe.

:-P

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

I put the countdown widget on my sidebar:
http://kathrynpackerroberts.blogspot.com

Congrats on your books!

Brianna said...
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Marie said...

Oh no I live in France :(

Christine said...

I know everyone is saying this... but I can NOT wait to read your book!! Plus what a fun Giveaway!

http://beauty-in-rain.blogspot.com/

xoxo,
Christine

Miss TM said...

here is my blog that is dedicated to your book series, i already had the countdown posted on our side bar! http://wingsfromavalon.weebly.com/
Wow I can not wait for Illusions ONLY 77 DAYS!!

Jenny Lapides said...

how do you put the widget on your sidebar??

Fantasy said...

Yay! I'm so excited! Happy Valentine's Day! <3 :D

Jenny Lapides said...

got it!
http://jennylapides.blogspot.com/

i LOVE your books!!!! <3

The Murphys said...

Fingers Crossed!

http://murphysfive.blogspot.com/

Even if I don't win I am really looking forward to the book, and my daughter is as well!! We LOVE them : ) Happy Valentines Day!

lostnthestacks said...

Illusions has a beautiful cover! Can't wait to read it.

Emily White said...

77 days away?! Far too long. I'll be posting your counter on my blog:

http://www.emilytwhite.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I can't wait for Illusions. I changed my flogger picture and added the countdown to my blog.
http://jdphotography09.blogspot.com/

YA Bibliophile said...

The countdown is in my sidebar! http://yabibliophile.blogspot.com/ I am SO excited for this release. I read Wings when it first came out and so enjoyed it. My middle schoolers love it too :) The series is very popular in my LMC!

Kayma said...
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Kayma said...

Hey! I love your books so super thrilled there is not just 1 ARC, but 3 that your giving away! I posted the widget on my blog: http://kaymasabookworm.blogspot.com/
I also changed my blogspot avatar, as you can see :)
I changed my facebook profile picture as well and have commented on your fan page.
Total Entries: 3
Happy Valentines Day <3

Melania Tolan said...

I did it! It's on my sidebar unter my follower list. :) Can't wait to read it.

http://nwfantasywriter.blogspot.com/

Mr and Mrs Smith and Co said...

Just one entry for me, thanks. :) From my blog. I do love your books, and I am waiting to see how the Tam/David thing ends up. Can I just make a quick request that it ends up being a not so heart wrenching decision? Please? Those are so hard to take when there is not a really clear winner... Looking forward to your book!!! http://mrandmrssmithandco.blogspot.com/

~A~ said...

http://readingismytenstepprogram.blogspot.com

Julz said...

My blog is just for following awesome blogs like yours. I hope it still counts!

http://www.maybefinally.blogspot.com

I also changed my facebook picture.

I can't wait for the next book and the book after that!

Meg, Caitlin and Laurie T said...

We did our share. Widget is on our sidebar.
http://readergirls.blogspot.com/

Can't wait to read it.!

barmybex said...

Aww, good luck to all those in US. Shame its not international. can't wait to read this book.
:D

Kristi said...

I posted it on my SB at www.thebookfaery.com.
Your series is one of my favorites and I even made a guide of fairy favs for Amazon and listed your books in the top 3.

I read and reviewed both books and will do the same with Illusions.

Try to take some time for yourself so you don't get run down. I hear book launches do that and I KNOW baby's do that.
Take care and thanks for writing another book. I can't wait to read it. This is better than Christmas when I was a child! :O}

Kristi --- The Book Faery

Anna said...

great contest! lotsa illusions love going on. :)
so, my blog (well, the one i posted it on) is www.eatmyplotholes.blogspot.com do i get extra entries for posting it on my other blogs? ;)

happy valentine's day!

Elizabeth said...

OMG so friggin exited!!!!!
blog
http://paranormalromancefanatic.blogspot.com/
and I put illusion as my twitter pic
@elizabethcerna

Laura said...

awesome!! can't wait for this one! :)

i also changed my avatars for my facebook and twitter

Brianna Hart said...

http://readersredemption.blogspot.com/

There's my blog with my illusions countdown. :)

Anonymous said...

could we do the same for Skype? I don't have a account on any of the other web sites.

Jena said...

The lovely countdown is on my blog!

http://sliceof-love.blogspot.com/

CAN NOT WAIT FOR THIS!! <33 I need more Tamani :)

Thank you!!

Valia Lind said...

Awesome!!! Widget is in place :)
www.wordsareinnermusic.blogspot.com

Happy V-day!

*Melissa* said...

OMG im so excited about this giveaway. I love your books so much and I always thought your name was pretty cool. (i was born in April and I like names that start with A lol) Im excited about reading this book, I love tam so much and im hoping that Laurel does too in this book!!! thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

I have the countdown widget on my side bar (as soon you posted it to you blog)

http://paranormallyromanced.blogspot.com/

i changed my twitter avatar
http://twitter.com/mnunez466

Ally said...

I am going to re-read Wings and Spells right before this one is released : )

http://divingintobooks.blogspot.com/

RandomlyKait said...

I put the countdown widget in my sidebar

http://randomlykait.blogspot.com/

and I'm going to change my avatar on twitter.

Can't wait to read it!!

carelaisa said...

really looking forward to read this book :))

I put the widget on my two blogs... yep, I have one in english and one in french, as well edited my pic on my blog's profile.

http://carelaisa.blogspot.com/
http://carelaisa2.blogspot.com/

good luck to everyone!

Brandi said...

I can't wait to read your newest book! I admire your writing, and hope to one day be an author myself. I've posted the countdown widget on my blog. Here's the site:

www.brandi-lovinglife.blogspot.com

Brianna said...

I posted on my sidebar of my blog (even thought no one follows me).

http://brianna-nightmistress.blogspot.com/

and i am also make the cover my avatar on Facebook, blogspot and Twitter.

So the total that i have is 4: Twitter, Facebook, the widget and my blogspot.

I Can't wait for the third book.

YzhaBella's BookShelf said...

Congrats on your success and thanks for this great event!

I've posted the countdown on my left sidebar at: http://yzhabellasbookshelf.blogspot.com/

Cheers!
Kate
mleger0546{@}rogers[.]com

Becky said...

I posted the countdown on my sidebar!

http://sandytoesandcoconuts.blogspot.com/

I can't wait! :)

A Simple Love of Reading said...

I Tweeted and changed my avatar: http://twitter.com/AmysSimpleLove/status/37329742352883712

I put the countdown on my sidebar: http://simpleloveofreading.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Novels On The Run said...

Howdy,

I've popped the widget up. I know comp isnt International. But hope you will put one up sometime:D

Michelle

aurora M. said...

Great giveaway! I would love me an ARC
I changed my Facebook to cover
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000261917248
changed my Twitter to the cover
http://twitter.com/#!/scarletredwill
I follow your blog @ veltara
Thanks for the chance ♥ and Happy Valentines day!
veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

Leticia Rochelle said...

PICK ME!!!!! =) Avatar on facebook and blogger changed to illusions cover, shared on facebook, posted 2x on blog (http://rockyiswriting.blogspot.com/2011/02/here-it-comes-illusions.html)... PICK ME!!

Celeste G. said...

Yay for a new widget! :)

celestialness.blogspot.com

The Total Book Nerd said...

I put your countdown widget on my blog!!! :D
I can't wait! :D

Sandra W said...

I would love an ARC of Illusions!!! I am your biggest fan and Tamani's too :)

itsmefaith said...

This is my Live Journal which now has Illusions as my profile pic... I'm proooud of it!! ;)

http://itsmefaith.livejournal.com/profile

I wish i had a blog...
*runs off to make blog*
Haha I love your work Aprilynne, I hope you never stop writing!! I hope to be an author like you someday... :D

Kris said...

I can't wait till it comes out :D

I added the widget to my blog:
http://writekris.blogspot.com/

urgirlconnie said...

http://urgirlconnie.blogspot.com/

Valerie said...

I can't wait to read Illusions! I love these books. The widget is on my blog at http://redfearnv.blogspot.com/

I also changed my Twitter pic to the cover and tweeted at you. Thanks!! And keep those books coming!

Alyssa said...

Put the countdown in my sidebar. Book sounds good.

http://lyssad87.blogspot.com/

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Summer Inc said...

This is the best Valentines giveaway! I am so excited!

OK I have put the widget on my blog.

http://summerincledon.blogspot.com/

and no is my profile picture for twitter and facebook!

http://twitter.com/#!/Summer_Inc

Here is to hoping that I won't have to wait the full 76 days left and get Illusions! AHHHH! Thank you again for this giveaway!

Jennette Collins said...

http://thebookwormbugg.blogspot.com/

I can Not Wait to read Illusions!!! Such a Beautiful Book! Thanks for the contest!

pixleyyy said...

The widget is on my blog.
www.pixleyyy.blogspot.com

pixleyyy said...

I changed my blogger profile pic to the Illusions cover. :)
www.pixleyyy.blogspot.com

Lena said...

I.Want.This. I've been dying to read this ever since I read Spells. Tamani was my Valentine. :P

I posted the countdown widget on my sidebar: http://addicted2novels.blogspot.com

*crosses fingers and hopes*

addicted2novels(at)gmail(dot)com

KM said...

Added the widget to my sidebar (left side) and made the cover my profile picture on blogger!

Can't wait to read this one!!

My Blog

Danielle said...

Yay this is really exciting!!!

Www.facebook.com/danielleisabell06

I made my avatar the cover and will post the widget as soon as I am on a computer and not my phone!

Danielle

Jessy said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway! I am truly excited to read Illusions.

Lexie said...

Can't wait to read this one! I posted the widget on my blog at http://thebookbug-hogan.blogspot.com/
lexie.bookbug@gmail.com

Hannah said...

I made the beautiful cover of Illusions my picture on here:D my blogspot profile picture:D
Cannot wait for Illusions! MAY IS TOO FAR AWAY D:

Hannah said...

I made the amazing cover of Illusions my blogspot profile picture:D I cannot wait for Illusions:D May is too far away:/

Hannah said...

sorry I commented twice D: (this is the third time) the first time I didn't know it published and tried again...oops

Riv Re said...

Oh, yay! Thanks so much for this awesome contest, I'm really excited for this one!
The widget's in the right sidebar, the last thing there.
rivreads.blogspot.com
I may do a post about the cover, too!
rivkarno1(at)hotmail(dot)com

Samantha Cheng said...

oh geez. i don't have any of that. no facebook, twitter, nothing! :'( I'm not allowed to have those because my parents think they're dangerous and whatnot... what should i DO?? cuz i really want this book...

Brittany said...

Your widget is now happily sitting in my sidebar! http://brittanysfantasy.blogspot.com/ I also changed my Twiter avatar and tweeted to you! (BrittanBooks) Thanks for the giveaway!

hannah said...

http://booksareyummy-hannah.blogspot.com/
the Illusions count-down widget is to the side of my blog at the very top:D i also made my blogspot picture illusions ^-^

ashelynn sanford said...

I can't WAIT for ILLUSIONS. I'm so stoked for this book. :)

Tweeted (@AshelynnS)http://twitter.com/#!/AshelynnS/status/37745697163980800

Widget on left side, under WHO IS ASHELYNN? http://agypsywriter.blogspot.com/

Also posted a comment on Facebook! :)

And changed this picture.

Sixteen more days!! WHOOP WHOOP.

we4chicks said...

im so excited to read the book. i hope i win, waiting until may is killing me!!!

http://notsosecretlifeofteenagegirls.blogspot.com/

we4chicks said...

forgot to change my picture when i posted the blog link. but ive changed it now!! (:

Emily said...

cant wait to read the book!!

http://mylifeasapotato.blogspot.com/

Avery said...

I posted the widget on my blog: http://averysbooknook.blogspot.com/

And

I changed my Twitter avatar: @AverysBookNook (https://twitter.com/#!/AverysBookNook)

Thanks so much for the giveaway! Tamani is one of my favourite male characters EVER... So I cannot wait to see what sort of adventures he gets into! (and fingers crossed that he gets the girl in the end)... ;)

Avery
averys.book.nook@hotmail.ca

Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale said...

oh wow!!! I put your countdown widget into my sidebar right at the top for everyone to see lol!

http://kristenhaskins.blogspot.com/

This is a great giveaway! Ohhh I hope I get a copy Im not gonna lie! I am so glad its open to Canada we get left out a lot lol!

kristen_babygurl@hotmail.com

vani grey said...

heres my blog http://vanibooklist.blogspot.com/
Love your books they're awesome!

Amber Lynae said...

I can't wait!!!!

I added the widgets over at http://seriouslyamberlynae.blogspot.com/

anelieze said...

i got the widget!! so excited for illusions. thank you, and keep up the excellent work!

xo annie

http://allthingsparis.blogspot.com/

Wilda said...

I can't wait to read Illusions!

I changed my pic on blogspot, twitter-twitter.com/wilda, and facebook-facebook.com/wilda85

Heather said...

What a beautiful cover! I can hardly believe the time is getting so close, yay! As soon as I get back from San Francisco I'll be spreading the cover love for Illusions!

Broken Angel said...

I put your countdown in my siderbar, under my followers list!

http://mythoughtsonlifeandothervariousthings.blogspot.com/

I can't wait to read your next book (which is probably why I entered this..)

;D Good luck

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

Spreading the cover love!! I added the widget to my blog
http://hefollowedmehome.blogspot.com/

I can't wait to read it :)

lostinbelieving said...

Oooh. Wow. Yeah, I love this cover. It's AMAZING! I love the colors! I'm not really sure what kind of flower that is, but it's pretty :)

Unfortunately, I'm not really sure how to add a widget to my blog :P But I did change my Twitter profile. (@LostinBelieving) Dang. I'm gonna keep trying to add the widget and hopefully I'll figure it out!

Gah! I really can't wait for the next book! Haha I need more Tamani ;D

~Alison

Aven said...

Got it up!!! Can't wait to read it, whether early or not. Love the series. You rock, girl!

Aven said...

So excited, I forgot my blogsite. Oops
http://avenrn.blogspot.com/

Bailey said...

I put the countdown widget on my sidebar! =D Super excited about Illusions!!

http://baileysbookreviews.blogspot.com/

Thank you for the chance to win!

Sarah said...

http://sarah-reveiws.blogspot.com/

I put it in the sidebar under pages

Can't wait for the release!!

Sarah said...

SERIOUSLY SO EXCITED to read Illusions!!!

Sarah said...

oops, here's my blog link http://jspittard.blogspot.com/

donnas said...

Posted widget here - http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

And changed twitter icon and tweeted - @donnas1

Laura B said...

Love these books!!! Can't wait!

http://poniards.blogspot.com

Guppy said...
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Guppy said...

I'm dying for Illusions to come out! I've posted the widget on my blog! It's right above the follower list and under my poll: smallfish-bigocean.blogspot.com

Scott Family said...

I just put up the countdown sugarbabyscott.blogspot.com

wolfie 402 said...

Well this is cool. I've been wanting to read Illusions. The first two were pretty good. :)
Can't wait to win the ARC ;)

http://writer-person.blogspot.com/

cblueyes12 said...

I've changed my LJ avatar and also I was trying to post the widget, but I really can't figure out how to do that on Wordpress. I made a post about it though!

http://christinabejjani.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/illusions-by-aprilynne-pike/

More proof that I should've chosen a blogspot or something... Please excuse my lack of computer skills/knowledge/etc. But I am really looking forward to your novel :).

Ivy Hawthorn said...

I just can't wait to read Illusions!! And both UK and US covers are gorgeous!

I've changed my blogspot avatar and added the widget on my sidebar! http://ivyhawthorn.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Your baby is adorable! I bet you get some really awesome inspiration for your books from her!

Happy writing!

~Ivy

xClareBear said...

Heeeeeeeeeey!

OMG I am beyond excited for Illusions!I have a countdown calender on my bedroom wall that I look at and squeal over every single day! Because every day gets closer and closer ;) I love you so much Mrs. Pike! And I still can't believe I got to talk to you on the live chat on LateBloomer. It meant soooooooooo much to me how awesome and down to Earth you are. :)

Anyway here's my blog:
http://xclarebear.blogspot.com/

I posted the cover as my avatar aaand have the widget on my sidebar.

I'll also be changing my twitter avatar.

Have an amazing day!

-Clare :)

PS: I made it into semi-finals in my school's speech contest! Wish me luck. :)

Jay said...

I cant wait to read this!! Awesome giveaway! I changed my avatar/profile picture for my Twitter and Facebook.
And i tweeted and commented on your page :)
Jamad
jazzy_jay673@hotmail.com

JLC said...

So I have changed my facebook and blogspot avatar. Unfortunatley, I am still trying to learn how to use the blogspot and have not set up my blog yet.

I can't wait to actually do this though. I like reading, but usually only record in Microsoft Excel what I read. The blog might actually be nice to discuss the books that I read. :)


I tried to use the widget in facebook, but it wouldn't work. It said it was too long :(

Can't wait to read "Illusions" (pretend the quote marks mean underline)!!!

Good Luck Everyone!

Ashley G. said...

I changed my blogger profile pic! I love the Wings series and can't wait for Illusions! Hopefully I won't have to wait long! : )

Miss TM said...
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brandi said...

I posted the Illusion Widget a while back. Check it out at www.writingforteens.com Can't wait to read it!!!!!!!

Kayma said...

Sob! The suspense is really, really killing me.

Exchange Host said...

Very keen to read your latest book!

Ann Best said...

I just found you on Twitter. I've bookmarked this to come back to later! I'm very interested.