Friday, December 30, 2011

Winning for the New Year

Hope everyone had lovely and wonderful holidays. Can't believe this will be my last blog of 2011, but it will be. But, even though it's the last, it's not the least -- there's lots going on, so let's get to it!

First off, head over to Pearls Cast Before a McPig, where highlights for 2011 are being reviewed, there's a short Q&A with moi (with never before asked questions!), and a chance to win "Alien Tango". Then see what Book Girl of Mur-Y-Castell thought were the best books of 2011, too.

Now, it's reviews time. See what Readaholics Anonymous thought of "Touched by an Alien" and "Alien Tango". Then see what Giraffe Days and Dirty Lab Coat thought of "Alien in the Family". After that, check out reviews from My Para-Hangover, Bob's Beach Books, and Freak Search for "Alien Proliferation".

Phoenix Comicon is looking for volunteers -- if you're local or coming in for the event, check out the options. Volunteering is fun and you get "backstage" much more than regular attendees.

Now, what you've been waiting for -- the Gods of Random have finally spoken. (Hey, the Gods were busy helping me work on my galley edits for "Alien Diplomacy" I'm sure you forgive them ;-D)

So, without further ado, here are our lucky winners for the Hook Me Up! only Combo-Con Contest! (Yeah, they all said it three times fast, baby!)

Prize Pack 1 - Hardback Heaven
Becky Boyer

Prize Pack 2 - The Hard Stuff
Erin Fender

Prize Pack 3 - Trade-Ins
Pamela Josephian

Prize Pack 4 - Massive Wonders
Pam Kinsey

Prize Pack 5 - Giant Wall Hangings
Stella Balogh

Prize Pack 6 - Pretty Pictures A
Kelly Mueller

Prize Pack 7 - Pretty Pictures B
Beth Blanchard

Prize Pack 8 - Pretty Pictures C
Matt Crowe

Prize Pack 9 - Hodgepodge
Debbie Forde

Prize Pack 10 - Massive Blood
Cristina Olguin

There was SO much stuff that after divvying it all up, there's just enough for a couple of extra smaller packs. And why keep them for "later" when giving them out now makes so much more sense?

Marnie Walski

Jesse Ivanoff

The Honorable Mentions were REALLY hard to pick this time. Pretty much everyone made me go "awwww" and at least half made me laugh. And while I wish I could send something to all of you, these two managed to edge out the very tough competition.

Honorable Mention 1 - You Slay Me

Honorable Mention 2 - You Complete Me
Kathy Miller

Congrats to all the winners, and for those who didn't win this time, never fear...another contest is always right around the corner.

NOTE FOR WINNERS: You MUST send me an email with your full name (first & last), your COMPLETE physical mailing address, and what name you want anything getting personalized made out to, by Friday, Jan. 6th in order to claim your prize. If I don't get this info from you by the 6th, the Gods of Random will take back the prize and demand a new winner.

Lastly but most importantly, I just want to wish all of you a safe, fun and happy New Year's Eve, and a wonderful, prosperous, joyous 2012. I wish for all of you that this new year brings you every happiness and success, because you all deserve that and more. Peace out, my li'l gangstas...I'll catch you on the big flip side!


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Blogger Julie@My5monkeys said...

congrats to the winners

December 30, 2011 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger erin said...

O...M...G... WOW!!!! Did you hear me squee, cuz I did... it was loud and embarrassing and I'm not generally a squeer ;)

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

December 30, 2011 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Sullivan McPig said...

Congrats to all the winners!
Especially to the awesome Becky and Stella!

December 30, 2011 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Congrats to the winners, and ... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

December 30, 2011 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Awesome, very happy to win pack #1. :)

December 30, 2011 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger Marnie Walski said...

Congrats everyone... I wonder what the surprise is? Thanks Gini for letting us win great stuff.

December 30, 2011 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

Congrats to the winners! (I hate you!) You all deserve to win. (makes pointy gun fingers) Hope you all enjoy the Gini swag. (finds back door and sneaks into homes stealing all the swag)

Happy New Year all! ;)

December 31, 2011 at 12:38 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

That's some awesome winning!!! Congrats winners! Enjoy the spoils!! And thx Gini for the shout out :)

Happy New Year!!!

January 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...


I Freakin LOVE the Gods of Random!!!!!

*Happy dance*


January 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just finished "Alien Proliferation" treat indeed and well worth the wait!

January 5, 2012 at 10:25 PM  
Anonymous Pamk said...

Omg I won. Thanks abunch. Email on the way.

January 7, 2012 at 12:24 AM  

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