Thursday, 11 October 2012

One Year Blogiversary and 300 Follower Giveaway

So. One year ago today I sat down at my kitchen table and started a blog, not knowing what it would lead to or if anyone would listen. It goes without saying that I'm glad I stuck with it! From a handful of followers I've now gained over 300, and I'm grateful for each and every one of you. As writers we all need a place to let out those inner thoughts and niggles that we can only really discuss with like-minded people, and blogging is the best venue for that. I've learnt so much just from the comments that have been left here, let alone the thousands of other posts I've read!

I'm also hugely thankful for those connections I've made that have allowed me to improve my work, through both critiquing and being critiqued. That's why I want to give something back to my amazing CPs. It can be hard to take a detached view of our work which is why outside eyes are invaluable. My WIP has benefitted enormously from the input of these talented peeps!

So I am offering one book each from three of my CPs. One chick lit, one urban fantasy, one romantic suspense, but needless to say they are all awesome. Here's the line-up...

Kyra Lennon - Game On



After swapping her small town life to work for one of the top soccer teams in the U.S, Leah Walker thought she could finally leave the ghosts of her past behind. However, when she meets serial womanizer, Radleigh McCoy, the memories of her old life come swarming back, and she is forced to ask herself whether she has really changed at all.

Siscia Miles - Lady Fate's Game


Confronted with an unfortunate, not so uncommon occurrence, Selena decides to deal with it herself. Not long after, the law takes an interest in the incident, though she has no intentions of stepping forward... yet. Instead, she utilizes that to her advantage. Will there come a point where she's figured out? If so, will there be anyone left to defend her?

Kris Bock - What We Found



A summer afternoon
A stranger’s body
A life changed forever
And above, a hunter watches....

When Audra stumbles on a murdered woman in the woods, more than one person isn't happy about her bringing the crime to light. She’ll have to stand up for herself in order to stand up for the murder victim. It’s a risk, and so is reaching out to the mysterious young man who works with deadly birds of prey. But with danger all around, some risks are worth taking.


Sound good? Enter below and be sure to state your order of preference in the comments. 

I'll leave the giveaway open for a week. I'm away today on holiday until Wednesday, so I look forward to seeing you all on my return! Here's to the next year and many more to come!

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33 comments:

Elise Fallson said...

HAPPY Blogiversary! We're happy to follow you along in this crazy writing journey. Congrats and thank you for the giveaway! (:

Kyra Lennon said...

Happy Blogiversary! This is a great idea for a giveaway (not just because my book is in it :p)

It has been great to get to know you through your blog, and through numerous emails lol. I wish you many more years of blogging success!

Clare said...

Congratulations of your Blogiversary and reaching 300 followers. I wish you many more years of blogging and writing success.

CPs are great, especially ones like Kyra!

Fabulous prizes, good luck to everyone.

JeffO said...

Happy blogiversary!

S.P. Bowers said...

Congrats!!! What a fun way to celebrate!

I'd love a copy of Game On.

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Very well done on reaching yur blogiversary!! You've done very well to reach 300 followers in one year!! I am impressed. I too have been going for over a year now but I don't have the number of followers you have - I'm jealous...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on one year! I had no idea what to expect when I began blogging either, but I'm really glad I did.

Angela Cothran said...

I didn't know Kyra was your CP :) I love her. All the books look awesome, but I have Kyra's so either of the other two would be awesome.

Julie Dao said...

Happy blogoversary!!! What a great milestone :D May you have many more happy blogging years ahead.

Caitlin said...

Happy Blogiversary! Hopefully you'll be celebrating many more of them.

J.L. Campbell said...

Congrats, Nick! We can achieve lots by sticking with our dreams and goals.

EM Castellan said...

Happy Blogiversary and congrats on your 300 followers! I'm proud to be one of them :)

Suzanne Furness said...

Happy blogiversary! I would be happy to receive any of these awesome reads.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Happy Blogoversary!
We have to put them in order?! That's just mean. Hmm, I guess I'll say Kyra's then Kris' then Siscia's, but they all sound great!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats! I have Kyra's book, so either of the other ones work.

C.B. Wentworth said...

Congratulations on your blog-a-versary! :-) It's been such a joy to follow your journey as a writer.

Livia said...

Congratulations on one year!! A big day, isn't it?

And YES, Kyra is AWESOME and she rocks. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging! :) That's a big milestone.

Komal Lewis said...

I won't be entering the giveaway, but I just wanted to stop by and congratulate you. :)

Yay for your one year blogiversary and your 300 followers! Look forward to another year of blogging from you. :)

C.M.Brown said...

Congratulations Nick, what a nice thing to do for your critique partners.

Mark Koopmans said...

Congrats, Nick and the TEN-pound (WEIGHT, not value :) Hawaiian care package for Andrew's auction is in the mail as of Oct. 11 :)

No, seriously, it is :)

Elana Johnson said...

Congrats on a year! What a huge accomplishment!

Carrie Butler said...

Happy Blogiversary, Nick! :)

kmckendry said...

Happy Blogaversary! We're glad you stuck with it too!

All of those books sound great!

Lisa Regan said...

Happy blogiversary! And congrats on so many followers!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Over 300 followers in one year is very impressive. Have a good holiday.

Charmaine Clancy said...

Congratulations on all those followers!

Suze said...

Fantastic, Nick! Nice way to mark the milestone and happy to be among your followers, friend.

Nicole said...

Happy Blog B-day!! I've enjoyed the posts.

Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats on the followers and happy blogiversary. :)

Susan Oloier said...

Congrats on reaching 300 followers! How wonderful of you to give back to your crit partners and to the circle of readers and writers, too.

Morgan said...

How funny that we're only a few days apart, Nick! Too awesome! I'm right with you... this past year has been amazing. And you're such an amazing blogger/writer/person. I've enjoyed your posts SO much along with knowing you on this writing adventure. It really is so fabulous to be connected and I'm excited for the next year! :)

Lynda R Young said...

Happy blogiversary!! It's a wonderful milestone worth celebrating!