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Friday, August 13, 2010

Birthday & 200 Followers contest!

I first started reviewing after writing my first review for a school project. I had always loved books so after the project, I started reviewing for fun! After a while, I started The Book Vault so I could keep all my reviews organized. I've enjoyed all the years connecting with other readers, book bloggers, and authors! I'm very grateful to have met so many wonderful people, gone to BEA and TAC, and to have read so many wonderful books! I am extremely grateful for all of you--all of my readers who have supported me from day one! I've had a blast and hope to continue blogging with all of you!

To celebrate having almost 200 followers & my upcoming birthday (Aug. 29th), I'm going to host a giveaway!

Here's what I'm giving away:

5 copies of Losing Faith by Denise Jaden

A terrible secret. A terrible fate.

When Brie's sister, Faith, dies suddenly, Brie's world falls apart. As she goes through the bizarre and devastating process of mourning the sister she never understood and barely even liked, everything in her life seems to spiral farther and farther off course. Her parents are a mess, her friends don't know how to treat her, and her perfect boyfriend suddenly seems anything but.

As Brie settles into her new normal, she encounters more questions than closure: Certain facts about the way Faith died just don't line up. Brie soon uncovers a dark and twisted secret about Faith's final night...a secret that puts her own life in danger.


5 copies of Crusade by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie

The ultimate battle. The ultimate love.

For the past two years, Jenn has lived and trained at Spain's Sacred Heart Academy Against the Cursed Ones. She is among the few who have pledged to defend humanity or die trying. But the vampires are gaining power, and the battle has only just begun.

Forced to return home after death takes a member of her family, Jenn discovers that San Francisco is now a vampire strong-hold. As a lone hunter apart from her team, Jenn is isolated—and at risk. She craves the company of her fighting partner, Antonio: his protection, his reassurance, his touch. But a relationship with Antonio comes with its own dangers, and the more they share of themselves, the more Jenn stands to lose.

Then Jenn is betrayed by one who was once bound to protect her, causing her to doubt all she had held as true. To survive, Jenn must find the courage to trust herself—and her heart.


5 copies of The Haunted by Jessica Verday
After a summer spent reclaiming her sanity and trying to forget the boy she fell in love with by the bridge where her best friend drowned - the boy who must not exist, cannot exist, because she knows that he is dead - Abbey returns to Sleepy Hollow, determined to leave the ghosts of her past behind. She throws herself into schoolwork, perfume-making and her friendship with Ben, her cute and funny lab partner, who just might be able to help her get over Caspian once and for all. But Abbey is never going to truly be able to move on from Caspian and Caspian has no choice but to return to her side: for Caspian is a Shade and Abbey is his destiny. The two are tied not only to each other, but also to the town of Sleepy Hollow and the famous legend that binds their fates - a legend whose true ending and dark truths they are only just beginning to guess...
book trailer for The Haunted:


1 copy of What's Your St@tus by Katie Finn
Madison MacDonald thinks things are finally working out!

Followers: 300

Status Updates:

mad_mac Nate and I have been together for two months, and it’s wonderful! Life is good!

mad_mac Well, except for the fact that I still might be failing history.

mad_mac And I no longer have a BFF.

mad_mac But aside from those things!

mad_mac Okay. So, um, apparently I’ve just been put in charge of the school’s priceless heirloom.

mad_mac And the assistant headmaster has a vendetta against me.

mad_mac And it seems I’m being blackmailed.

mad_mac Gathering together a crew. I’m going to try and pull off a heist. Without getting caught. Or expelled. Or arrested.

mad_mac Also, I think I may have just accidentally wrecked my relationship. . . .

Madison MacDonald is trying not to panic.


225+ Followers--Added 8/23:

1 ARC of Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales
Read my review of it here!

The higher you aim, the farther you fall….

It’s Violet’s junior year at the Westfield School. She thought she’d be focusing on getting straight As, editing the lit mag, and making Scott Walsh fall in love with her. Instead, she’s just trying to hold it together in the face of cutthroat academics, Scott Walsh’s new girlfriend, and the sense that things are going irreversibly wrong with her best friend, Katie.
When Katie starts making choices that Violet can’t even begin to fathom, Violet has no idea how to set things right between them. Westfield girls are trained for success—but how can Violet keep her junior year from being one huge epic fail?

I'll add more prizes if I reach 225, 250, etc followers!

To enter, please fill out the form HERE

  • open to US residents/addresses only (sorry!)
  • open to people 13 years & older (if you're younger & want to enter, please have your parent email me at bookvault(at) giving you permission)

Extra entries:

  • +5 if you are or become a follower
  • +5 if you are or become a follower on Twitter
  • +5 if you add The Book Vault to your blog roll
  • +2 if you tweet about it (please include the link)
  • +2 if you post/blog about this giveaway elsewhere (please include a link)

I would love some feedback about The Book Vault so I can make improvements. If you are interested, please fill out the survey HERE.
1-2 winners (depending on how many completed surveys I receive) from the completed surveys will be selected first. They will have first pick from the prizes. The rest of the winners will be chosen at random from the regular pool and their prizes will also be selected at random.
Thank you all in advance!

Please enter by September 1st, midnight EST
Good luck to all & thanks for entering!

Thank you very much to Simon & Schuster and Scholastic for generously donating the prizes! All book summaries are courtesy of GoodReads!


Denise Jaden said...

This is not an entry, but just stopped by to say Congratulations! (and I <3 Simon & Schuster!...So generous!)

Dominique said...

thank you!! =D
and yes, I agree! They're very generous & I'm so glad I got an ARC of your book to read! :)
thanks for stopping by!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Sign me up for Losing Faith! Thanks.

Meredith said...

Happy Birthday and congrats on the following!

+5 if you are or become a follower
+5 if you are or become a follower on Twitter

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

Such a great giveaway! Thanks so much.

Unknown said...

I'm already a follower and now I'm following on twitter +10

Thanks for the great contest!

Flippin' Fabulous said...

Happy Birthday and Congratulations on your followers!

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