Through a drawing in which I randomly assigned everyone who entered the contest a number, and then I IMed my BBFF Swishy and told her to tell me the first number that popped into her head, we have our NO NEEDLE CONTEST WINNERS! (So, if it's not you, don't blame me, or Jenny Gardiner, or Eileen Cook ... It's all Swishy's fault cuz she didn't pick you!)
Before we get to whom she did pick (is that the proper grammar? Cuz, while I might not be proficient in politics, I am big on grammar, even though I just spelled 'because' cuz, you know) I conferenced with Eileen and Jenny and they were kind enough to offer the winners a duo-prize package, so each winner will be receiving BOTH BOOKS, signed by the authors. Is that not so very cool and generous or what?
HERE ARE THE WINNERS:
Congratulations to Jess over at
Lily Potter Knits
Congratulations also to Bina at
Just Another Day
We have discovered that Bina was so overly enthusiastic that she already went out to purchase the books and was unable to locate Unpredictable (which angers all of us, no doubt -- so if you're at your bookstore, and they don't have it, CALL FOR THE MANAGER, YELL, SCREAM, ORDER IT BY THE DOZENS!!!)
But Bina did find Sleeping with Ward Cleaver AND HAS ALREADY READ IT AND LOVED IT! Here's what Bina said about her search and find for these two hot, hot, hot books:
"I read 'Sleeping with Ward Cleaver' and LOVED it! I read the first five chapters at work that day, and finished it the next. Borders and Books A Million didn't have Unpredictable so I have to order it, but I want it NOW!"
Boo Borders! Boo Books A Million!
But guess what Bina, YOU DON'T HAVE TO ORDER IT BECAUSE it's coming your way! And so is Sleeping with Ward, both signed by the authors! How cool is that! You'll just have to keep the authentic, TOUCHED BY THE AUTHOR novels, and share your already-read-and-drooled upon Sleeping book with all of your friends. Now that's what I call a Pay-It-Forward!
And to top off this prize--like signed copies of these books aren't enough, I will toss in a gift card--either a Starbucks or Cold Stone Creamery (your choice), so Bina and Jess, congratulations! Please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get your information from you. I'll need to find out how you want your books to be signed, and if you want coffee or ice cream!
If you didn't win, I'm really sorry, but I promise you'll have more opportunities for fun contests like this on Manic Mommy, cuz come on, wasn't this a fun one? In the meantime, you can order Eileen's AND Jenny's books over at Amazon. Just click the links below to get all the info you can ever want on these two great authors and their books:
Sleeping with Ward Cleaver
Check both authors out, and their co-classy author Debs over at The Debutante Ball for more great upcoming debut novels!
And don't forget, there's still a great Manic Contest going on ... the first annual Blood Donation Contest is still in full swing through Valentine’s Day! So, roll up those sleeves (really, you just have to roll up one, grab a pack of Lorna Doone's or Oreo's and settle in for some life-saving relaxation and your chance to win a sizable cash prize too!
COME ON, GIMME SOME BLOOD! I KNOW YOU GOT SOME TO SPARE!