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 :)


Monday, September 6, 2010

The Battle of the Sexies... Winners!

I thought we'd start off with our 6 finalists in the polls. 

You know, somehow I'm not surprised that Mercy whooped everyone.  I am surprised that there wasn't as much Adam love, though.  Very surprised with that.

And so, without further ado, let's announce this lucky grand prize winner.

Winner of the GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY (US ONLY) is...

Dawn Saenz de Viteri AKA Froggy!

Please email me with your mailing address within 48 hours, thanks.

And just to recap what you've won ;)

  • $20 Gift Card from Indiependent Books
  • $25 Gift Card to Book Swim
  • 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)
  • Embrace the Night by Karen Chance (signed)
  • Embers by Laura Bickle
  • Blood Law by Jeannie Holmes (signed) (contacted)
  • Under the Northern Lights by Vivian Arend (contacted)
  • Swag pack from: Karen Chance, Faith Hunter, Jenna Black, Leah Cypess, Moira Rogers, Nalini Singh + more.

Abigail from All Things Urban Fantasy
(US-only) Giveaway: The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter
vslavetopassionv (received) 

(International) Signed book of winner's choice by Keri Arthur & Tim Tams!
Keri Payton (Keri.Payton@...)
When you contact me, please include which book you want

(International) Jennifer Rardin
Michikit (received)
sue brandes (received)
Brooke (received)

    (International) Laura Bickle
    Katiebabs (received)
    Reading Angel (received)

    (US-only) Artist Arthur
    Cade (received)

    (US-only) Kristin Stefanos
    Sandyg02 (received)

    (International) Lara Adrian
    Elizabeth (received)

    (US-only) Andrea Cremer
    Smash Attack (received)

    (US-only) Anita Clenney
    Stella (stella.exlibris@...)

    (International) Vivan Arend -- Happy release day!
    Linda Henderson (received)
    Stephanie (received)
    Elaing8 (received)

    (US-only) Kelly Meding
    Three Days to Dead:
    Cade (received)

    As Lie the Dead:
    Natalie (mindfulmusings@...)

    (International) Laura Stamps
    Megan (received)

    (US-only) Sharon Ashwood
    Dawn Embers (received)

    (International) Jeannie Holmes
    GABY aka: Maria G (received)

    (US-only) Giveaway: Staked by JF Lewis
    Aik Chien (received)

    (US-only) Giveaway: Signed copy of Siren by Tricia Rayburn
    Jessica (received)

    (International) Carolyn Crane
    Bridget Hopper (received)

    (US-only) Alexandra Ivy
    JoAnna B (received)

    (US-only) Lindsey Leavitt
    Cathie (received)

    (US-only) Jaye Wells
    Pick new winner.

    (International) DB Reynolds
    Donnas (received)

    (International) Jennifer Ashley
    Scottsgal (received)

    (US-only) Jess Haines
    Cathy M (received)

    (International) Rae Lori
    Missy (received)

    (US-only) Giveaway: 3 Signed copies of Shadow of the Vampire by Meagan Hatfield
    Cathie (received)
    Pick new winner.

    Pick new winner.

    (US & Canada) Tera Lynn Childs
    Andrea I (received)

    (US-only) Prize Pack

    Paranormal Romance Pack:

    Sharon K (received)
    Urban Fantasy Pack:
    Smash Attack (received)
    "Black Jewels Universe" Pack:
    Raquel (received)
    The Dhampir Pack:
    Elena (received)
    The Demon Pack:
    Sue B (received)
    The Bad Boys Pack:
    Latisha D (received)

    (US & Canada) Merrie Destefano
    Teril (received)

    (US-only) Leanna Renee Hieber
    Lena (received)

    (International) Dakota Banks
    Jen M (received)

    (International) JK Beck
    Bella F (received)

    (US-only) Giveaway: 2 signed copies of A HUNGER LIKE NO OTHER & a copy of DEMON FROM THE DARK
    A Hunger Like No Other:
    Amanda L (notreallysouthernvampchick@...)

    Heatherzilla (received)
    Demon From the Dark:

     Patti (received)

    WINNERS: please EMAIL ME by Midnight Wednesday, Sept 8th with the following:
    • In the subject line: The DAY and BOOK PRIZE (with the author's name)
    • Mailing address (if you're receiving a print copy of a book)
    • Your preferred email (if you're receiving a gift card and/or ebook) 
    • and your BOOK CHOICE if you won a book giveaway with multiple choices for the prize
    Failure to contact me with all the necessary information by Wednesday night means you give up your prize to another participant.  


    1. Congrats to all the winners and thanks Tori for a fun month!

      (I sent my e-mail - thanks!)

    2. Thanks Tori,I filled out the email form.

      Congrats to all the other winners

    3. YEY!! Thanks so much and congrats to everyone else :)

      This was so much fun!

    4. Great for all the winners. I must say that this was a very fun event. I loved hearing from all these authors and their stories and their great BOOKS! Choosing the characters we like and watching the round up happen was great. It was fun to see all the characters from the books everyone reads.
      It was great!
      Filled out the form, messed up one with my email though ;)

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    6. Thank you so much and congratulations to all the winners (lots and lots of them). I hope you got my e-mail. (^_^)

    7. Wow. Tori - thank you SO much! I sent my emails. I am so appreciative of you right now!! Congrats on a successful event!

    8. Congratulations to everyone who won and to Tori for pulling off quite a feat! Great contest - even though I didn't win I had fun and I really appreciate how much work it was.
      Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

    9. Congrats to all my fellow winners!

    10. That's quite a roll call! Congrats to the winners!

    11. This was great fun! Congrats to everyone!


    12. Yay thanks Tori :D
      sent u an email.
      I'm amazed at what a great job u did with Battle of the Sexies; it was fun to read all the author guest posts and crazy how many awesome giveaways u had!
      Congratz to all the winners, and especially to Dawn aka Froggy for that awesome grand prize win!!

    13. Thanks :D Already sent you an email with my address

    14. Congratulations to all the winners. I'm a new follower and wanted to say hello.


    15. I won? omg how cool!!
      I keep trying to email you via the email for but its taking me to some email form site. I tried a few times so if you got the email many times Sorry! if you didnt get it please email me at froggarita@gmail.com

      Thanks Tori!!


    16. Congrats to the winners. Tori, I sent my confirmation.

    17. My pleasure, I'm glad everyone had a blast! :)

      @Teril: I'm so happy to hear that, that was exactly what I was going for!

      @Bella: I agree, it was so interesting reading what authors had to say about these topics.

    18. I am psyched; I have really wanted that book!

      Many thanks!
      Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

    19. Only I would manage to find this three months later. That is so shameful of me. *hides*