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1st Anniversary Luminous Summer Giveaway


It's been ONE YEAR since the launch of my debut novel, LUMINOUS, and it's been a wild ride of signings and events and parties and giveaways. Looking back, I can say there's nothing better than seeing your book on the shelves and hearing back from people who loved it. To celebrate this and to mark the one-year countdown of my next novel, INDELIBLE, due out July, 2013 by Harlequin Teen, I'm having a 1st Anniversary LUMINOUS SUMMER GIVEAWAY!


ONE lucky winner wins:
1. A gorgeous decorative butterfly-design gift box
2. A signed & dedicated hardcover copy of LUMINOUS
3. A $20 Barnes & Noble gift card
4. 1 package iridescent sparkle dust
5. 1 bottle green glitter glow-in-the-dark nail polish
6. Gobs of golden Werther's creamy caramel hard candies
7. A signed luminous bookmark

Gorgeous gift box pictured here: perfect for notes, stationary, jewelry, keepsakes or, my favorite: sweets!


1. A spunky "pink skull" zippered coin purse
2. A $10 Barnes & Noble gift card
3. A one-of-a-kind original butterfly art pendant made by Saundra
4. Whatever golden Werther's creamy caramel hard candies I can stuff into whatever space remains

Interested? HERE'S HOW TO ENTER:

1) Mention in the comments how *YOU* plan to have a Luminous Summer! Planning a trip? Hitting the beach? Tackling that TBR pile wearing a pair of cheap sunglasses and a tan? Conquering a fear? Seeing an old friend? Tell me what's going to light you up this summer! Please be sure to include your email so that I may contact you in case you win!

2) Tell others! Pay It Forward! Link to this contest on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, or your blog. This counts as 1 EXTRA ENTRY EACH. (Please cite them in the comments!) Active accounts only, please. YOU MUST COMMENT ON THIS POST WITH LINKS FOR YOUR ENTRY TO BE ENTERED INTO THIS CONTEST!

Sample tweet: It's the 1st Anniversary Luminous Summer Grand Prize Giveaway! Books, boxes, sparkles & sweets! http://bit.ly/LFrhSp

And, last but not least:

3) This contest is open to US residents only.

The LUMINOUS SUMMER GIVEAWAY contest runs from right now until midnight, Friday, July 7th. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter, probably Monday, with virtual post-holiday fireworks. Here are icons for your ganking pleasure:

Go forth, good luck & have a LUMINOUS summer!!!


Jun. 29th, 2012 01:55 pm (UTC)
Ooh pretty! Shiny!
What a great idea to celebrate while you're betwixt and between. I can't wait for Indelible!
Jun. 29th, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks!! And thanks for stopping by!
Jun. 29th, 2012 02:00 pm (UTC)
Cynsational News & Giveaways
User cynleitichsmith referenced to your post from Cynsational News & Giveaways saying: [...] from Literary Rambles and the 1rst Anniversary Luminous Summer Giveaway [...]
Jun. 29th, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Cynsational News & Giveaways
Thanks, Cynthia! You're the best & I can't thank you enough. :-)
Mary Ann Scott
Jun. 29th, 2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
YAY! Congratulations, Dawn! My summer is full of travel, down to Orlando with the family and up to North Carolina with just the son for an awesome Mother/son retreat with his best friend and his mom. I can't wait to get my toes in the sand!

ghostgirlwrites at gmail dot com
Jun. 29th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
Ooo! Travel! Sounds lovely and thanks for the RT!
Jun. 29th, 2012 03:29 pm (UTC)
Congrats on your 1-year bookiversary, Dawn! My luminous summer will be filled with writing in the sun.
Jun. 29th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Helen! Writing in the sun sounds like heaven on a stick!
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Jun. 29th, 2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
I know! Time flies when you're living a dream. (And with a great partner, you know what that's like!) ;-)

Thanks for the shares & congrats!!
Jun. 29th, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
Friday Five
User authorwithin referenced to your post from Friday Five saying: [...] believe it’s been a year. Wow. In celebration of the anniversary she’s holding a giveaway. Go here [...]
Jun. 29th, 2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Friday Five
High five, Joan! Thanks!!
Jun. 29th, 2012 07:28 pm (UTC)
Time flies on butterfly wings--all quiet and soft so I didn't even hear it passing. ;-)

This summer I'll be working on my WIP, having fun with the kids, and probably some housework thrown in there somewhere--unless the housekeeping fairy stops by and magically does it for me . . . um, so yeah, I'll be cleaning house. =D

joanstradling @ live.com

I posted on my blogs (it's the same post on all my blogs--blogger, WordPress, LJ--so I'll just post the LJ link): http://authorwithin.livejournal.com/101543.html

Tweeted it: https://twitter.com/justJoanS/status/218785313911357440

And posted on Facebook (not sure how to link directly to the post so I'll just put a link to my timeline): https://www.facebook.com/joan.stradling

Hoping the giveaway gods will grant me the grand prize (extra points for the alliteration?). =)

Edited at 2012-06-29 07:28 pm (UTC)
Jun. 29th, 2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
Okay, cleaning sounds responsible, but fun with the kids sounds luminous to me!

Thanks for spreading the word & big hugs go along with congrats from me to you. (Extra points for alliteration plus awesomesauce on top!)
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Jun. 29th, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
Sounds like adventure, both inside and out!

Thanks for the shares and good luck for the win!
Lisa Amowitz
Jun. 29th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
Big congrats on your one-year book-a-versary! What a great idea to celebrate this.
Jun. 30th, 2012 01:20 am (UTC)
Re: Congrats!
Thank you!! Hope you have a summer that lights you up!!
Jul. 8th, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC)
wow - what a contest. I'm so sorry I missed it! Just got back from a kayak expedition. That cover still blows me away every time I see it.
Love this idea of celebrating one year! Way to go on your success!
Jul. 8th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
*hugs* and thanks, fellow 11sie!