Monday, September 12, 2011

Bastard Giveaway: Awakenings by Edward Lazellari

This will be the first Bastard Giveaway, so bear with me if it doesn't go smoothly. Regardless, hope it'll be the first of many.

This time the giveaway will be an ARC copy of Awakenings by Edward Lazellari provided by an anonymous donor. Book's published by TOR.

This is the debut for the author, you can read a review for the book on Fantasy Literature. From what I've seen so far, a promising debut. Don't miss out.

Contest will run from Monday September 12, 2011 until Sunday September 18, 2011 11:59pm ET, after which no other entry will be accepted.

Giveaway is for US mailing addresses only, and you must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway rules are subject to change.

What do you have to do? Just comment on this post, and make sure I have access to your email to contact you. One entry per person allowed, unless you do the Bastard Bonus explained below, else you're disqualified. But you need to comment in this post to participate, and that's your only requirement.

I'll pick the winner by assigning each entry a number and using a random number generator.

Bastard Bonus:

1. If you "Follow" this blog publicly so that you show up the Google Friend Connect (to the right), then you'll have an extra entry for yourself. 

2. If you "Follow" my twitter account, @BastardBooks, then you get an extra entry for yourself (let me know your twitter username).

So while you can only enter the competition once regularly, you'll have the chance to duplicate or triplicate it. If you do follow me in any of those features, try to include them in your comment entry so that it'll be easier for me to look you up and verify. Might be impossible to know who is who otherwise. Following me on Twitter or Google Friend Connect is not enough to enter you in the giveaway, you need to comment in this post.

Bonus Bastard Bonus:

If you re-tweet any tweet of mine I use to promote this giveaway on twitter, you'll get an additional entry (only one). Make sure this is very easily verifiable by me, maybe by posting re-tweet link in your entry comment here. So there you go, if you do everything you have the chance to quadruple your original entry.

Here's a tweet link you can use for re-tweet:!/BastardBooks/status/113222127653617664

Also, if you follow me on Facebook, then you don't gain anything for it in this competition, but there's a chance you might become that much more awesome.

Summary of Entries:
  • Must comment on this post to enter (1)
  • Google Friend Connect Follower +1
  • @BastardBooks Twitter Follower +1
  • Re-Tweet the Giveaway +1
Total 4 possible entries if you follow the steps depicted above, and only by doing those steps. And once again, make it easy for me to verify by providing links where applicable.

Bonus Bonus Bastard Bonus:

Na', that's all. Good luck!


  1. The summary on Goodreads sounds interesting. It appears the people who have reviewed it seem to like it but that it leaves you with out any closure. Fairly typically for a series.

    +1 for Google friend (Melissa from Clearwater)
    +1 for Twitter follower

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    melissagrantcpacfe at gmail dot com

  2. Saw your RT Melissa, so +1 for you once again. Thanks.

  3. I'm basically entering to lessen Justin's chances of winning. ;o)

  4. Congrats on your first giveaway! Don't enter me. I've already received an ARC, reviewed it, and loved it. :)

  5. @Kristen

    That's what I like to hear, I think in my next competition I'm going to give bonus entries for trash talk. Make things more exciting.

  6. Okay, I've just recently come across this book. *coughthankstobastardCough* But it sounds like a great read. :) Thank you!

    Okay, now for all those Bastard Bonuses...
    +1 Follow with Google Friend Connect
    +1 Follow on Twitter, @MelLHay (I'd hope you know who I am by now;D but added just in case) he he.
    +1 Re-Tweeted.

    I think I follow you on Facebook too, but that doesn't count here. But if not, you better remind me so I can. :)

    Thank you!!


  7. I'm not looking to enter. I'm just here to support. Great giveaway, Bastard. Keep this up and we're going to have to rename you. :)

  8. Congratulations on your first giveaway hon. Added to my ever growing wishlist. Thanks so much :)

    +1 - Well, this comment
    +1 - GFC Follower: drharleyquinn87
    +1 - Twitter Follower: harleyquinn0887
    +1 - Retweeted -!/MelLHay/status/113302192420691970

    Thanks again hon :)

    drharleyquinn87 (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Sounds like a good one. I'm definitely looking forward to it one way or another.

    -Ed Nemo

  10. This looks like a badsass book!

    +1 gfc Kel
    +1 Twitter itzkelseyd
    +1 comment

    Poisnivyred AT

  11. Also -

    Commented +1
    Google Friend Connect Follower +1

  12. Congrats on the first contest! May it be the 1st of many! ;)

    And, yep, this one is already on my TBR list, and it's all Qwill's fault, too. :p

    (commenter, follower, follower, retweeter...)

  13. I keep hearing good things about this book it would be awesome to get! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Comment +1
    GFC (Ceridwen83) +1
    Twitter (Ceridwen83) +1
    retweeted +1

  14. seriously, who are all these people, how did they get here before me, and why are they trying to steal my prize?

  15. Congrats on your first giveaway! Book looks good, too.

    +1 Twitter follower
    +1 RT

  16. Let me know when you find out Mark, I have no clue. I'm being invaded.

  17. Sounds like an interesting book. Giveaways should definitely spark a lot of interest in your blog.

    I'm not wanting to enter for it though... I just... I can only read eBooks. >_<

  18. Be sure to be here for the week of the 25th then since I'm giving away plenty of e-copies of... something.

  19. Won't be too hard to do considering I've been keeping up with the blog. I may not comment each time, but I have been reading.

    Is that creepy? I sure hope not. :D

  20. Sounds like an interesting read so throw my name in the hat please.

    Mr. Lawrence: If I win, perhaps I can pass on the book after I read it in exchange for an autograph for my copy of PoT?

  21. I saw this book on Bookworm Blues, and I'm so excited to see this giveaway here! Thanks for hosting it!

    ginarinelli at gmail dot come

    +1 Twitter follower (@ginarinelli)
    +1 Retweet (No idea how to get the URL of individual tweet because I'm a noob, but it's there)

    Thanks again!

  22. Awesome. Definitely entering this one.
    I'll also be following you on twitter and following the blog (same as my email).


  23. Hi

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Have +1d, retweeted and I follow you @FranTerminiello

  24. @Gina saw the RT, no problem. To get the link just click on the portion of the tweet that has the date/time of the tweet.

  25. Count me in!

    +1 twitter follower
    +1 googler connect
    +1 RT'd last twitter @ratherbereading


  26. Must comment on this post to enter (1)
    Google Friend Connect Follower +1
    @BastardBooks Twitter Follower +1
    Re-Tweet the Giveaway +1
    Thanks for this giveaway.
    It gives me a chance to get to know more about your authors. Though I have already read a few of them.

  27. J'en veux une. I'm in ! (@LexDark)

  28. I really need to read new authors. I'm in.

    Also.. +1 for Twitter (@Allegorical)

  29. I've read the Dresden series so many times my books are falling apart. I need someone new to obsessively follow!

    +1 for Twitter (@KhrysThomas)

    mrt0127 at gmail dot com

  30. I'm in!

    +1 for Twitter (@grassrose)

  31. Comment for giveaway, thanks.

  32. I'm in and I have all that other stuff too. :)

  33. Entries are now closed, will pick winner tomorrow and email him/her.

  34. Winner of the giveaway was Melissa(My words and pages), she's already been notified.

    Thanks all for participating. Come back in the week of the 26th, lots of prizes in a giveaway and I'll be surprised if anyone leaves it without winning at least something.


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