Our Blogoversary Party starts: Authors’ Takeover + Big Giveaway

Filed in Blogoversary , Giveaways , The Geeky Lover Posted on January 15, 2011 @ 9:00 am 116 comments
The first thing we have to say is *please cover your ears* 
Can you believe it already has been a year? We can’t really.
So what better chance for me as the Geeky Lover to talk numbers. *Muahahhaha* This year practically flew by but in retrospective we achieved a lot. We published a total of 719 posts, with 226 of them being reviews. OMG I would have never thought it would be that much but yay! We also had some authors over at here and 82 of them were tortured by our, sometimes not so easy, questions (but believe me some of them got their revenge *big sigh*). Another 42 guestposts complete the list of people we will be always thankful for. But not only the authors made this possible. We found 678 kindred spirits and yes all of our readers deserve the BIG THANK YOU, too. We would be rather soliloquizing without you. We love to discuss books, covers, authors or anything else book related with you and we are proud that you seem to like doing that too (nearly 6800 comments- that number really just blew our mind). You brought life and smiles to our little place and we can’t say it enough: THANK YOU!

We always were 100% for spreading the love so it isn’t really surprising that we reach a total of 118 giveaways in these last 365 days. We always tried to keep them as simple as possible and we will continue to do that in the future. It’s all just about the fun, so no jumping through burning hoops here. 😉 More about that later…
We also want to thank all the ladies that helped us in the past- making Book Lovers Inc what it is now. We will always be thankful for their time: Colleen (the Eclectic Lover), Mel (The Monster Lover), Becky (The Lit Lover), Sagi (the Random Lover) and Heather (The Obsessed Lover). THANK YOU for everything!
Another BIG THANK YOU goes to the team: without all of you this would never have worked out. All the time, compassion, love and help you put in this is unbelievable. All your ideas and contribution made Book Lovers Inc something special. You made it into a place where people actually can talk about what they want- you gave it a homey atmosphere- a home even when you aren’t at home. You not only put your heart and soul in it you also encouraged the readers to participate. Thank you!
*dries her eyes*
Now to the part your all waiting for. *big grin*

What is all this Blogoversary buzz about?

We really thought long and hard about this celebration and we thought perhaps we should reverse the roles for a change. We had a “hard” year and what better way to relax then to give all the work to the authors? Yeah, we thought this was a brilliant idea too. So we tried to reach willing authors with all methods available and luckily we found some willing victims. We were so wrong- it’s not as easy as we thought to be on the receiving end of an interview and some authors really can come up with some HARD tasks but I think we deserved all that. 😉
So the next 13 days will be full of posts from authors for you and you guessed right there will be an extra  giveaway or two. *wink* So stay tuned for those. You can find a list of our schedule in the sidebar and we link to the posts which are already up.

So for today we will have a BIG blast. We have some wonderful prizes up for grabs- so lets take a look at those first:

paperback of Vanished and hardcover of Labyrinth by Kat Richardson
1 copy of Sparks by Laura Bickle

paperbacks of Men of the Otherworld, No Humans Involved and Made to be Broken by Kelley Armstrong

2 ebooks (winner’s choice) from Morgan Ashbury’s backlist
1 signed copy of Firelight + Swag by Sophie Jordan
5 ebook copies His Elle by Jemina Valentino
1 ebook copy of Breathe by Sloan Parker
1 signed copy of Sex And The Single Earl and a copy of Mastering The Marquess by Vanessa Kelly (US/CAN only)
1 paperback copy of Shades of Atlantis by Carol Oates
1 boxset of the Hardy Boys: All New Undercover Brothers 1-8 by Franklin W. Dixon (thanks Jackie)

UPDATE: Thanks to Gini Koch we have an additional prize. You can also win a signed and personalized 2011 calendar with thewonderful Dan Dos Santos covers on it. If you already entered the giveaway before just enter again but please only chose the Gini Prize. I will know if you cheated. 😉

Now the rules
(don’t be scared they are easy peasy):
Just fill out this Form to enter for one or all the books offered above.
You just have to leave your name (the one you use to comment here on BLI) and an Email addy. That’s it. This is the only thing you HAVE to do. All the rest is optional and will increase your chance to win.
For every comment you leave on ANY of our blogoversary posts you will get an extra point.
And yes if you spread the word about our blogoversary we will give you an extra entry too.
You can leave all the tweets, facebook updates, blogposts links here. But please make sure that you don’t spam- we want to share the love and not annoy the hell out of your followers. 😉
All Giveaways will end on Friday, February 4th 
and we will announce the winners on Sunday. 

That’s it! See I told you it’s easy.

So let the fun and games begin.

About Susi

Susi is a geeky vegetarian from Gemany. She just finished university and now works as a civil engineer in steel construction. Besides her reading addiction she also knits like a maniac while listening to audiobooks. Susi also blogs at the Secret HEA Society.

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  • Cherie Reich January 15, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Congrats! And, wow! That's a lot of reviews to do in one year. Fantastic!

  • Brooke January 15, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Wow, that's a lot of books! Congrats and happy Blogoversary!

  • Celine January 15, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Congratulations! I hope the upcoming year will be as great for you as the previous has been (:

    Amazing prize pool, I'm definitely in!

  • Avery January 15, 2011 at 9:41 am

    200+ reviews in one year?
    Me= more than a little bit jealous!
    Congrats on a great year!

  • Bea January 15, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I'm delighted that I've gotten to be a part of this. And yes, some of those authors did indeed get their revenge re interviews. Sigh. Heh, I've already promised retribution to at least one of them. 😛

  • GeishasMom73 January 15, 2011 at 10:25 am

    This Blog Anniversary Contest rocks! I love the list of authors you will be featuring in the upcoming days. Congratulations on your big anniversary!

  • Sharon S. January 15, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Doing the blogoversary dance for you 🙂 Thanks for offering up such great prizes! off to share the goodness on FB!

  • pattepoilue January 15, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Even though it probably took years off my life, worrying about deadlines etc… I'm very very happy to be part of Book Lovers Inc.

    And I'm awfully excited about all the celebration posts we've got planned!

    A huge thank you to everyone who read our posts and made this possible. I'm proud of BLI!!

  • Linda Robertson January 15, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Don't enter me in the contest, but I had to come and say CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! /and/
    THANK YOU for all you do to help readers find books that they will love!

  • pattepoilue January 15, 2011 at 11:33 am

    @Linda *hugs* Thank you! It's thanks to amazing authors like you that Book Lovers Inc is what it is today. *huge hug*

  • Mikki-Manó January 15, 2011 at 11:38 am

    God, thanks for these great prizes. I love them.
    And congrat! I found BLI just a few weeks ago and now it is one of my favourite sites. Thank you, guys =)

  • Victoria January 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Happy Blogoversary! What a wonderful way to celebrate – thank you so much.

  • Ashley January 15, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Congrats! That's crazy awesome!!

  • Mariya January 15, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Congrads =D

  • Kulsuma January 15, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Congratulations! Those stats are amazing!

  • Sullivan McPig January 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Now I will drool over those beautiful books for a while 😉

  • Danielle Gorman January 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Congrats on your year blogovarsary.

  • LSUReader January 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Congrats on your blog anniversary. I'm so thankful for all of you! This has fast become one of my favorite book blogs. Have fun celebrating.

  • Blodeuedd January 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    *runs around like crazy and throws confetti*

    I think I might have eaten too much of that chocolate cake I found 😀

  • Jolene Allcock and Family January 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    WoooHoooo!! Thanks so much, soo excited. Congrats on the blog anniversary!

  • jen7waters January 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    So exciting! happy Blogoversary!:D

  • Estella January 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Happy Blogoversary! Hope you have many more.

    Great bunch of books!

  • Robin K January 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Great contest. Love this blog!

    I did not see a box to check for paperbacks of Men of the Otherworld, No Humans Involved and Made to be Broken by Kelley Armstrong though.

  • pattepoilue January 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    @Robin Ohhhh thank you for pointing it out! We will add it as soon as we can. It might take a few hours.

    If you've entered already and want to enter for the Kelley Armstrong books please tell us here and I'll add it to the spreadsheet.

  • Cindy L January 15, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Congrats!!! What a way to celebrate!! Great giveaway!

  • LSUReader January 15, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I don't remember if the Armstrong books were listed or not, but I would like to be entered for Men of the Otherworld. Thanks so much.

  • wanda f January 15, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Congratulations!!!Thank you for this chance to win an awesome prize

  • donnas January 15, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Congrats on the blogoversary!!

  • drey January 16, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Congratulations on the blogoversary, and THANK YOU for the giveaway! 🙂

  • Sheree January 16, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Congrats! And what a giveaway!


  • Carol L. January 16, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Congrats on your blog anniversary. And thanks for the opportunity to win one of these fabulous prizes.
    Carol L

  • pattepoilue January 16, 2011 at 4:58 am

    @LSU Reader I'm adding it to your list of choice i the spreadsheet. =) You're entered for it too. =)

    Thank you everyone!!!

  • CLMcCune January 16, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Congtatulations *applause* & what a wonderful giveaway! Sounds fun:)
    Count me in!

  • Blodeuedd January 16, 2011 at 8:15 am

    I should have asked, doh!

    I want to enter for the Men of the Underworld too, since it was not there when I filled it in

  • pattepoilue January 16, 2011 at 8:16 am

    @Blodeuedd No problem! I'm adding it to your list as I speak =) Considered yourself entered for this one too

  • Lea January 16, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Good luck in the big Giveaway everyone!!

  • Melissa (My World...in words and pages) January 16, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Congrats to you!!! 🙂 And look at those numbers. That is just amazing! Hope you have a wonderful time these two weeks and look forward to many more years of stopping by. 😉 Thank you!

  • Alisha (MyNeedToRead) January 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Man, this is all so exciting. And awesome. many congrats to all the BLI folks!

    I'm really looking forward to all of the author contributions…

  • Linda January 16, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Wow, I'd love to win any of these books! Though I think Firelight by Sophie Jordan or Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between by J.A. Saare would be preferable. ^_^ Thanks so much for this giveaway! 😀

  • Lissa January 16, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    That's one hell of a lot of reviews! Wow! I'm so jealous! I wish I could write all of those! Congratz!

  • lingeorge January 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Love this! I am so looking forward to joing you on this ride.

  • Ricki January 16, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Congrats! This is an awesome giveaway.

  • Aleksandra January 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Happy Blogoversary & thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  • Jessica January 16, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Happy Blogoversary!!

  • debbie January 16, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Congrats on the blogoversary. This is so generous of you. I can't wait to see what the new year brings.

  • elaing8 January 16, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!!!!!

  • sablelexi January 16, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Congratulations on reaching one year, and thanks for the wonderful giveaway. So many books.

  • cait045 January 16, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Happy Blogoversary you had quite a year!!!

  • jeanette8042 January 16, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Happy Blogoversary!

  • Lisa R/alterlisa January 16, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Happy Blogoversary!
    You girls have had a busy, busy year!

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  • Lisa R/alterlisa January 16, 2011 at 11:27 pm
  • Llehn January 16, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Happy blogosversary 😀

  • Lady_Graeye January 17, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Happy Blogversary! I am so glad to be apart of the big celebration! Yeah!!!


  • Cherry January 17, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Happy Blogoversary to everybody at Book Lovers, Inc.!!

  • Moonlight Gleam January 17, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Happy Blogoversary! Thank you for the amazing opportunity!


  • Stacy (Urban Fantasy Investigations) January 17, 2011 at 10:42 am

    CONGRATS. What a great giveaway.


  • Giada M January 17, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Happy Blogoversary! 😀

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

  • winnie January 17, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Congratulations on the blogoversary and thanks for the awesome giveaway!


  • Amy January 17, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Congrats and Happy Blogoversary!!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂


  • Rachel January 17, 2011 at 2:40 pm


    Rachel Plotkin

  • wildlower January 17, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Congrats on your first Blogoversary!!!! Best wishes for many more to come!

  • Jane January 17, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  • Diane January 17, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Congratulations on the anniversary. How many books is that now?
    This a wonderful contest!

  • April January 17, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    HUGE congrats!!! You guys have such an awesome blog here. I have tweeted, facebooked and posted the badge on my site. Here's to another fabulous year….

  • Chrissy6341 January 18, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I'm in. A big Congrats. This is a terrific prize. Looking forward to reading. Goes great with a good cup of coffee..

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  • Kelly M January 18, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    CONGRATS on your anniversary…. What FABULOUS giveaway, you are to good to us..

    I am a new follower, but look forward to reading more of your blog and find new authors.

    So thank you in advance for feeding my addiction.

    Kelly M

  • Sara January 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Wow, impressive stats…congratulations! Hope 2011 is as successful!

    Thanks for the great giveaway. My email addy is sweetbrier at shaw dot ca

  • Sara January 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    For an extra entry, I posted about your contest on facebook, at the following link: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=180947108605462&set=a.180947085272131.40420.100000705228747#!/profile.php?id=667495134


  • Johanna R Jochum January 18, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Wow, Awesome book list! Congrats!


  • Anonymous January 18, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Wow, what a wonderful list of prizes!!!

    Good luck everyone.

    Happy Blogaversary….oops, did I spell that right????

    in Germany

  • May January 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Woah too easy and too good 😮
    Hopefully I win something 😉
    I won Soulless once in a comments giveaway, so who knows, maybe I am lucky 😉

  • Camille January 18, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    This is so awesome!!! Happy blogoversary!

    midnite dot fantasy at gmail dot com

  • CiNdY January 18, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Awesome giveaway!! Count me in please! Thanks!! Congrats!!

  • Marianna January 19, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Congrats! Good for y'all! Awesome BIG giveaway!

  • Mindy fangedmom January 19, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Congrats! What a sucessful year you have had.

    Thanks for the chance to win & what an incredible amount of goodies!!

  • Tore January 19, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Congratulations. Tore923@aol.com

  • Christina Irelan January 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Congrats on your Blogoversary!

  • Nic January 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Happy Blogoversary! I'm glad I could be part of the party. 😉

  • Emmy Landeros January 20, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Happy Blogoversery!!!! Congrats to a good year. Sweet of you for doing a giveaway. 🙂



  • Ina January 20, 2011 at 11:12 am

    um yeah, I'm a little bit late, but had a lot to do… but now I'm here *g*

    Happy Blogoversary to all of you!! I absolutely love Book Lovers Inc and can't imagine a blogger life without you – thanks so much for all the efforts, reviews, posts and give-aways!! you are all so gorgeous!!!
    hope you have another fantastic year 🙂
    greetings, Ina

  • Idris January 20, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Thank you so much for this giveaway!!! All of these books look really nice.

  • Alexutz02 January 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Happy Blogoversery! Great Giveaway, i'm so excited for it!

  • WulfLuva January 20, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Yay! Congrats! Love the HuGe giveaway!!!!!

    oreo_93 AT hotmail DOT com

  • nicolesender January 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Happy Blogoversary and judging by all the reviews you did you deserve it!

  • JaiKaies January 20, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    One year and a whackload of posts, I'm impressed! *Congrats*

    Hopefully someday I will be sending you ARCs as an editor :0)

  • Silver Thistle January 21, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Fantastic selection! Impossible to choose though, any would be terrific!

    Thanks so much for hosting this.

    Fingers are crossed!

  • Isabelle Santiago January 21, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Happy Anniversary ladies! Here's to many many more.

    I love how diverse you all are. There are enough tastes to satisfy the masses. That's what makes you great. Keep it up.

  • Laura H. January 22, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Congrats on your blogoversary! And what an awesome giveaway! And here's to lots more blogoversaries!

  • lindseye January 22, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Never been here before but plan on visiting now. Happy blogoversary.

  • Pink Panther January 22, 2011 at 9:49 am

    WOW! Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the lovely giveaway! 🙂

  • Atta Girl January 22, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Congrats! Love this blog!

  • Sawako January 22, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Wow, that's a lot of books! Congrats and happy Blogoversary!


  • Tamsyn January 23, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Congrats! And thanks for a fantastic giveaway! Looking forward to enjoying another great year at Book Lovers!

  • Teril January 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Amazing reviews.
    Congrats on the past great year of reads ladies. I cannot wait for all of these amazing releases this year.

  • Kaya H January 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Love the site and cannot wait so see some of the Debut author reviews this year.

  • Tyhitia Green January 23, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    You guys rock! You have done a lot in a year. Congratulations on all the awesome authors, posts, and giveaways. 😀 I look forward to more!

  • Nitrous January 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Oh yes am so in!!!!! Love the site!!

  • Cathy M January 23, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    You have one of my favorite blogs. Thanks tons for the contests and daily author posts.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  • les121 January 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Wow, what an awesome giveaway! Thanks 🙂

  • natalie23 January 24, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Congratulations, hope you have many more years like the last one.
    I've found many new authors and books on this site, so thanks for that, keep up the good work!

  • krazymama_98 January 24, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Book give aways are the best fun! Love it!

  • Kristin January 25, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Love your reviews! Thanks so much for the giveaway!!


  • Nellie January 25, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Congrats on the reviews. Here's to another year of them. 😀

    email: Solimond(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) January 26, 2011 at 3:58 am

    thank you, and happy blogoversary! 😀

  • Diana January 27, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Happy Blogoversary!Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

  • Bama January 27, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Congrats! Please enter me for the Gini Koch contest!

  • Jillene January 27, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    what a great year you've had! Happy blogoversary!

  • Kirsten C. January 27, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Congrats! I'm a newbie here, but after looking through I've found a new fave-Bookmarked already! :0)

  • Beverly January 31, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for hosting! Please enter me.

  • Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale February 2, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Happy Blogoversary!!! That is amazing you had such a great year! I just recently found you and I cannot wait to see what you guys have in store for this year! You should be so proud! Congrats again!!

    Have a great 2011

  • Carmel @ Rabid Reads February 2, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Happy blogoversary and thanks for the great giveaway! I'm a new follower.


  • Karen Senoo February 3, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Wow, what a great giveaway! Congrats for the blogoversary =D
    New follower too


  • Book Worm February 3, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I i win then that means more books for me to review on my blog.
    I hope i win

  • Jordin February 4, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Congrats on the one year mark. I tried to start a blog and my resolve fizzled after about a month so awesome work! And this giveaway is awesome. Hope I get lucky!

  • Stephmartin71 February 4, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Congrats, how exciting achieving so many followers. Also, what great choices of books your offering up to the winner(s) This is one of my top ten places to visit with lots of great interviews & reviews. Keep warm (or cool) depending on your zone Here I'm under 26 inches of snow from blizzard a few days ago 😉

  • Spav February 4, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Happy Blogoversary!

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