Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | By: Angela Brown

Winner's Choice

On the day Fane stopped by to visit, with his wonderfully adorable self, author Heather McCorkle offered up a chance to win either The Secret of Spruce Knoll or Channeler's Choice to one randomly selected commenter.  Winner's Choice :-)

Okay.

Heather rocks so much that TWO commenters have been randomly selected, because one just isn't enough :-)

Raelyn Barclay and Candilynn Fite!

If she has not already, Heather will be in contact with you via e-mail to find out which novel you'd like to have.

Now...off to the comments!  Something I'm curious about.  For giveaways, what do you, my fellow readers and writers, prefer to win as part of a giveaway?

26 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to the winners. I prefer winning books. I don't really enter the swag giveaaways.

Maria Zannini said...

Congrats to Raelyn and Candylyn!

I suppose given a choice I'd like to win something unique in relation to the book. Useful swag with added value.

I do have a pet peeve about contests though. I hate it when people who never comment otherwise, show up just for a contest. Winning should reward the faithful reader, fervent fan, or someone who went above and beyond to make something happen. ...at least in my fantasy world.

Nadja Notariani said...

I love winning a book. It's a great treat! I also love when an Amazon gift card is given away along with the book. I can be introduced to a new author 'risk-free'. Ha!

Right now, I'm participating in the Sinful Siren's Giveaway Hop...and one author is giving away an amazing gift! She's got two or three books, an Amazon gift card, and a basket filled with goodies to pamper yourself! I was so impressed with her giveaway! I'd never thought to give away a gift basket before along with a book. Innovative. :}

LD Masterson said...

Congratulations to Raelyn and Candylyn. I love winning books but occasionally an author will offer a critique or some other service and those are great, too.

mshatch said...

books. always books :)

Raelyn Barclay said...

So cool...thanks Fane, Heather, and Angela :D

As to your question Angela, books and gift certificates are always awesome. But like Maria, I also like something unique to the book.

Maria also brings up a great point about contests/giveaways as rewards to loyal followers. (One of the reasons I was glad you won what you did last month, Angela.) Yet I also see contests as a way to find new followers.

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Natalie. I appreciate your feedback. Every nuggetn of info is very helpful.

Angela Brown said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Maria. I have to admit, I've avoided contests sometimes where the requirement was to follow. If I'm pretty sure I'm not going to visit at least once a week, I won't take up a contest spot.

Angela Brown said...

Innovative ideas can really be attractive and get attention for a book as well.

Angela Brown said...

Those critiques can be especially valuable.

Angela Brown said...

Love it!!!

Angela Brown said...

I'm quite glad you and Candylynn won. Both of you are regular followers and offer encouragement to me. I can't tell you how much I value seeing regular followers win something.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Gwen Gardner said...

Congrats to the winners! I love winning Amazon gift cards - to buy more books! They're easy to purchase and easy to deliver via email. I think everybody love them :)

Angela Cothran said...

Easy. Books. Need I say more :)

Candilynn Fite said...

Woot, woot!!! Yes, Heather has been in touch. I can't wait to read TSOSK. :))))))))))) Thanks, Angela!

Tara Tyler said...

i'm a beggar not a chooser. i take whatever is being given and enjoy it!

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Alex!

Angela Brown said...

I must agree. I love getting Amazon gift cards and yes, I usually splurge on books lol!!!

Angela Brown said...

No need to say more. Books are the BOMB!!!

Angela Brown said...

Yay Candilynn. So glad you won and I loved the book so I hope you enjoy it as well :-)

Angela Brown said...

Well, now, doesn't get any more honest than that lol!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

love heather! :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Congrats to the winners!

Emily R. King said...

I like to win books. :)

Congrats to the winners!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Angela, I love winning books and have collected some excellent reads that way. And when I give something away on my blog (as my guest author will do tomorrow), it's almost always a book.

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