Monday, July 25, 2011

High Summer Read-a-Thon: Mini-Challenges, Prizes, and Giveaways

I apologize for the late arrival of this post.  My day has not gone quite how I planned so far today.  Guess you can't plan for everything! I hope that those of you who are already reading are enjoying it so far.  As promised, here are the list of prizes and other mini-challenges/giveaways going on during the read-a-thon.  My mini-challenge will be listed last.

Prizes for the participant giveaway:

  • The generous ladies at Back of the Book Reviews are donating Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson (audio CD) and a selection of merchandise from Dorchester publishing.  International prize! Please note:  if you are an international winner, the prize could be delayed by a month due to the person donating the prize being on holiday.
  • Author Lisa Kessler is donating her short novella, Across the Veil (PDF copy) and a signed set of Night Walker (her new novel, out in August) romance trading cards.  (read my review of Across the Veil HERE)  International

Giveaway details:  Read-a-Thon participants who sign in (HERE) when they start the read-a-thon and wrap up (linky will be provided) at the end, will be eligible to win.  There will be two winners.  You may specify in the comments below what is your prize preference.  There will be two winners, so first place winner will get first choice.  Giveway will end on Sunday, 7/31 at the end of the read-a-thon and winners will be randomly selected at

Mini-challenges and giveaways at other blogs:
  • Laura at Book Snob is doing a mini-challenge and there will be prizes (not posted yet, but keep checking back at her blog.  I will come back and change the link to the actual post when it goes live).  Go HERE.
  • JP at Elle Lit. will be hosting a giveaway of two prizes packs, one adult and one YA.  I believe the giveaway will not be available until toward the end of the read-a-thon because she is out of town.  I will let you know when the giveaway is up and I will post the link here.  Go HERE.
Now for my mini-challenge!

This is going to be an art challenge because the prize is a set of signed e-prints of the art from Michelle Franklin's Haanta Series.  The artist is Michelle's good friend, Twisk.  She is ultra talented.  I just love this art work!

For my mini-challenge, find a painting/art work online (Google images, photobucket, flickr) that would either be a good cover for the book you're reading and/or might describe the action in the book.  This should not be an image of the original cover.  Also, include a short description of the book.  You can do a post on your blog and leave the link in the comments.  If you don't have a blog, just leave the link to the image and the title of your book.  Also, please leave your email so I can contact you if you win.  Since these are e-prints and will be emailed to the winner, the giveaway portion is International.  Mini-challenge/giveaway will end on Sunday, 7/31 at the end of the read-a-thon.  Winner will be randomly selected using

Here is my the image I chose for The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks.  Carrie McGavock, plantation owner in Franklin, Tennessee, is forced to turn her home into a hospital for wounded Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.

Good luck on the giveaways and mini-challenges! If you have any questions at all regarding this post or the read-a-thon, please email me at truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom


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  1. I'm reading A Living Nightmare, Cirque Du Freak #1, by Darren Shan. I'm not sure how to post a pic, so this is the cover link from Goodreads:

    Let me know if this doesn't work or isn't what you were wanting :) I haven't started yet, but I will be within the hour!

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  2. I'm reading The English Patient. I've posted the artwork and a short post at:

    My email address is: jylewis67 at gmail dot com

  3. Here is mine for The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar

    confuzzleddesigns (at) gmail (dot)com

  4. I am reading The Night Watch by Sarah Waters. I've posted the cover image and a short description here:

  5. Here's my post on Gone with the Wind. It's been lovely so far!

    Oh, and please count me out of the giveaway. Thank you!:)

  6. Hi Michelle,
    My book is Natural Blonde by Liz Smith and my mini challenge is posted. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  7. I just finished The Twelfth Enchantment by David Liss and found 2 paintings that go well with the novel.

    Here is the link:

    They are under mini-challenge #2.

  8. I corrected my entry, sorry for the confusion!

    jylewis67 at gmail dot com

  9. YAY Artwork! I will say thank you from Twisk :D I hope you enjoy the books :D

  10. Finished "The Faith Club" last Wednesday.

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