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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Blogoversary Contest #3!!! - CLOSED

This is my last contest for my blogoversary contest, but this is a good one! I actually just got this book today myself and I can't wait to read it. It looks really really good.

Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwasney

Blue Plate Special Doomed loves, failed families, nixed dreams — someone else's leftovers are heaped on our plates the day we come into this world.

Big Macs and pop tunes mask the emptiness as Madeline watches her mom drink away their welfare checks. Until the day Tad, a quirky McDonald's counter boy, asks Madeline out for a date, and she gets her first taste of normal. But with a life that’s anything but, how long can normal really last?

Hanging with Jeremy, avoiding Mam, sticking Do Not Disturb Post-its on her heart, Desiree's mission is simple: party hard, graduate (well, maybe), get out of town. But after Desiree accepts half a meatball grinder, a cold drink, and a ride from her mother's boyfriend one rainy afternoon, nothing is ever simple again.

Too many AP classes. Workaholic mom. Dad in prison. Still, Ariel's sultry new boyfriend, Shane, manages to make even the worst days delicious. But when an unexpected phone call forces a trip to visit a sick grandmother she's never met, revealing her family's dark past, Ariel struggles to find the courage to make the right choice for her own future.

As three girls from three different decades lives converge, they discover they are connected ways they could never imagine. Each of them finds strength that brings her closer to healing a painful past, and faith that there is a happier future.

I can't wait to read this one!

So, the rundown on this contest:

The Prize:

One lucky winner will receive a copy of Blue Plate Special.

The Rules:

This is only open to Canada and the US (publisher's rules, not mine, sorry!) and you must enter by 11:59pm on Saturday, october 31st, 2009, my time. To check what time it is where I live, go here. I don't live there, but it's the same time.

To Enter:

Leave a comment with your email address. No email address, no entry. If you don't feel comfortable leaving your email address in a comment, you can email your entry to me at

Extra Entries:

+1 Become a follower (If you use a feed reader such as Google Reader, that's fine, just let me know.)
+2 Be a current follower. (Again, google reader is fine.)
+1 Start following me on Twitter. Be sure to tell me who you are so I know and don't block you.
+2 Be a current follower on twitter. (Please tell me who you are here, too.)
+2 Link to this contest somewhere. You can do that in a blog post, in your blog sidebar, on Twitter, on a message board, whatever you can think of, but it only counts once per place. A sidebar link and a blog post link do, however, count as seperate entries.

Remember, you do not have to do the extra entries. You only need to leave me a comment with your email address or email me that you want to enter. That's it. The rest is completely optional.

And please try to keep it all in one comment. Obviously if you forget something or need to change something, you can post again, but please don't comment once per entry, that drives me nuts. (Sorry, but it fills up my inbox like crazy.)

Quick recap:
Prize: One copy of Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwasney.
Open to: Canada and the US.
Open until: 11:59pm Saturday October 31st, 2009.

Okay, get entering and don't forget to enter my Explorer X - Alpha and Boy Toy contests. They're both open internationally.
Peace and cookies,


  1. Very cool, enter me please. :D


    +2 a current follower


  2. Happy Blodaversary!!!! So exciting!!!!

    Please enter me!
    +2 current follower
    +2 current twitter follower @thebookcellarx

    :) Erica

  3. Nice contest.

    +2 follower

    kelseythebookscout at gmail dot com

  4. Congrats and count me in please.


  5. Awesome contests Laina. +2 cuz I'm a current follower.


  6. I'd love to win this, it sounds super duper amazing [:

    +2 Currently following
    +1 Just following on Twitter (RDreviews)
    +2 Posted on sidebar http://darlingreviews.blogspot.com/


  7. enter me princessashley9@gmail.com

    +2 Be a current follower. (Again, google reader is fine.)

    +2 Be a current follower on twitter. @stargirlreads

  8. Awesome contest, thanks!
    +2 follower
    +2 sidebar
    adrienne2093 at comcast dot net

  9. Enter me.

    +2 i'm a current follower


  10. Ooh very cool contest! I really want to read this. Happy blogoversary!

    +2 current follower
    +1 new follower on twitter: katieb206
    +2 posted on sidebar: katiesbookblog-katie.blogspot.com


  11. Hi Laina :)
    I found you via Briana (BookPixie)
    I am now a Member of your site.
    I now Follow you on Twitter.
    All the best,
    PS - email in Blogger Profile

  12. Ooooh, this one sounds good! Count me in ;)

    +2 Be a current follower.
    +2 Be a current follower on twitter. (@faeriexflash)
    +2 linked the contest to my sidebar!


  13. count me in!
    +1 Become a follower


  14. Enterrrr meeee. (:

    +2 Current follower
    +2 Current follower on Twitter @alexislovesyouu
    +1 Posted link on sidebar.

    -Lexi (:

  15. Enter me please!


    +1 I became a follower
    +1 for following you on Twitter (I'm truthuniversaly)

    This book sounds great!

  16. I would LOVE to win this!!
    Thankyou!! :D:D:D

    +2 i am a current follower



  17. Thanks so much! This looks good! Please count me in.

    +2 old follower
    +1 follow on twitter (startingfreshny)

    gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

  18. Enter me please!

    +2 Be a current follower. (Again, google reader is fine.)
    +2 Be a current follower on twitter. (@ParadoxRevealed)
    +2 Link to this contest somewhere. - http://twitter.com/ParadoxRevealed/status/5320429725
    +2 Link to this contest somewhere. - sidebar - http://paradoxrevealed.blogspot.com/

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com


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