A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Battle of the Sexies: Grand Prize Giveaway!


I figured I’d start showing some of the awesome goodies you can win in the grand prize giveaway (that is the poll portion), while also explaining how the process will work.  Maybe it'll make you guys a bit more excited for this :)

Just a friendly reminder: this portion of the event is for US residents only.  If you live outside of the US, and are willing to pay for shipping, you're more than welcome to enter.  Likewise, if you have a US buddy willing to ship books out to you, that works also!

  • Step 1: If you haven't done so already, FILL OUT THIS FORM before midnight July 31st.
  • Step 2: On August 1st, if you look to the right, I will have posted a picture link that will direct you to TWO polls on my sidebar, meaning you should go and vote!
  • Step 3: Spread the word!  Try to sway people and convince them to vote for your choices!  The heroes and heroines you voted for in the form you submitted will be battling for dominance until August 18th
  • Step 4: On August 19th, I will post a third and final poll that will last until August 31st.  This will contain a second face-off between the top 3 heroes and the top 3 heroines. 
  • Step 5: Spread the word, because this is where it will really count.  You will receive 5 entries per character that you chose (on the form) who made it into the final 6. 

    If you correctly vote for which character gets:

    1st place, you will gain 30 additional entries
    2nd place, you will gain 25 additional entries
    3rd place, you will gain 20 additional entries
    4th place, you will gain 15 additional entries
    5th place, you will gain 10 additional entries
    6th place, you will gain 5 additional entries

  • Step 6: Now it's time to wait and see which characters dominate.  Curious to see what the prize pack consists of?

Grand Prize Pack:

  • $20 Gift Card from Indiependent Books
  • $25 Gift Card to Book Swim

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  • A book with a secret heart compartment cut out of the middle and lined with red velvet courtesy of the Etsy shop: Book Works
  • Either an 8x8 or 8x10 print from the Etsy shop: Erin Reynolds Photography

    Signed/unsigned copies of:

  • The Devil Inside by Jenna Black
  • Midnight's Daughter by Karen Chance (signed)
  • Embers by Laura Bickle
  • Blood Law by Jeannie Holmes (signed)
  • Under the Northern Lights by Vivian Arend
  • Swag from: Karen Chance, Faith Hunter, Jenna Black, Leah Cypess, Moira Rogers, Nalini Singh plus many more!

And this list is still growing!  From the prizes already, I know there will be plenty of books left over.  I'm curious, from all the prizes listed above, would you guys prefer it to be one huge prize, or divided into a couple?

Are you an author, publisher, bookseller, or Etsy merchant interested in contributing to the grand prize giveaway?  Please send me an email at: tori.book.faery[at]gmail[dot]com


  1. I think it would be great to split the prize into more than one. That way there is more of a chance to win. :o)

  2. I can't remember who I picked or in what order!!! :)

    I would say split the prize too. More happy winners.

  3. That was fun! But some tough choice to make. :)