Saturday, August 28, 2010

How’s This for a Winner?

Oh my gosh, you guys!! With your help, CJ Redwine has earned just over half of the funds she’ll need to bring Johanna home from China! Isn’t that awesome? I’m so happy for CJ because she’s almost there. So, many thanks to all of you who have donated and promoted her cause! You’ve done a really good thing.

Now, while it’s awesome that she’s so close, she still has another $4000 to raise before her adoption can happen. So, if you can find it in yourself, I mean really dig deep guys, and help her out once again, or for the first time if you didn’t get a chance to before, please go to CJ’s blog  to read her adoption story and to make another donation. I’ll be going back today, too. It means perhaps a few trips to Starbucks skipped, but I know that it’s a good cause. And nothing would make me happier than to see a mother united with her child.

And now, to announce the winner of…

Signed Hard Cover of CLAIRE DE LUNE by Christine Johnson

Claire de Lune

The Winner is:

Sara DeSabato

Congrats, Sara! I’ll be emailing you shortly. Thanks so much for your donation to CJ!

And now, in other news….

If you haven’t had a chance to read the First Chapter of my fellow Bookanista Beth Revis’ YA dystopian novel, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, holy schmoly, you have no idea what you’re missing. I was blown away people. Seriously. I was so excited reading this, like almost holding my breath. I whipped through it once and then had to go back through and read it again slowly. Guys, if this book is anything like it’s first chapter, it’s going to be unbelievable. I’m talking (Dare I say it?) HUNGER GAMES sweet here. I so badly wanted to keep reading. Curse you, Razorbill for keeping us waiting!!!!!

So yeah, go. Go read it now! You will thank me.

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AND, if you haven’t yet had a chance to enter my ARCs Galore Giveaway,  I hope you will. I’m giving away:


ARC of PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White

TWO ARCs of RADIANCE by Alison Noel 

Click on the titles to go to their Goodreads descriptions.

To Enter, please fill out this form:

Contest ends September 6. 


  1. Congratulations to Sara DeSabato!!!

    And yay for CJ too - good luck with her fundraising!

    Take care

  2. Sorry, I haven't been following this - who is Johanna, and why is she stuck in China? I've read CJ's last few blogs, but I am not clear what is going on, or why she needs so much money to bring Johanna back from China. More information would be good for someone like me, who has arrived late.

  3. Congrats to Sara! :)

    I loved Beth's first chapter - it's hard to wait for the release date! She's got a gorgeous cover too! :)

  4. Congrats, Sara.

    Beth's first chapter is amazing!

  5. Congrats and awesome giveaway!!!

  6. Awww, she's adopting? I'll have to read her story!!! That is a good cause. My next paycheck, for sure I'll pitch something in. I firmly believe in adopting and giving kids without parents a good life and a chance. Awesome giveaway, btw.

  7. Congrats Sara! I must read that chapter--going now.

  8. How nice of you to promote such a worthwhile cause. I'm heading to the blog right now! Congratulations to the winner!

  9. Congrats to the winner! I think I entered your contest already, didn't I? Hope you had a great weekend!

  10. Congrats to the winner! Your ARC giveaway is amazing!
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

  11. Congratulations to the winner!!! Congrats to getting one step closer to bringing Johanna home!!! What an amazing ARC giveaway!!! It's nuts!

  12. Congrats Sara! Good luck to CJ and Johanna, hope they come together soon! Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Congrats to everyone and I hope everything works out soon soon soon for CJ.

  14. Wow! Thank you so much for the link to Beth's first chapter. It's every bit as fantastic as I knew it would be. :-)

  15. Wow, you're a busy gal, getting much done, and spreading joy, too. (Your spirit is contagious.) Congrats to Sara. And I'll check out CJ's site.

    Getting back into the groove after being away. Thanks for stopping by!!

  16. cool contest. i'm so glad i found yr blog :)
    Thanks you for being generous internatioally ..heheh


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