Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Hi everybody!

It has come to the time of year when the Christmas decorations are out once again, the fairy lights twinkling on every building in the city, and the major sales going on in major retailers across the globe. While some of us, we wait for this particular time of the year for the amazing discounts (for those fanatic shopaholics; we all know there is a Becky Bloomwood in all of us!); some of us, marvel at the idea of friends and family from far and near coming together during the holiday season, sharing stories across delectable home-made dinner and of course, those beautifully wrapped presents waiting patiently under the Christmas tree. In association with the holiday spirit of giving and sharing as well as the major discounts and promotions, I decided I wanted to bring that to my blog with a Massive Year End Giveaway!

Yes! You heard right! I am hosting a Massive Year End Giveaway on my book blog! I have a huge hoard of goodies to share! So here is the list of goodies I have! I will be giving out TWO SETS to TWO LUCKY WINNERS in this giveaway! Also before this slips my ageing mind, big thanks to the generous authors who contributed the amazing stuff!

·         Evernight by Claudia Gray (autographed)
·         Stargazer by Claudia Gray (autographed)

·         Mistwood by Leah Cypress (autographed)
·         Losing Faith by Denise Jaden (autographed)
·         Forget Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White

·         Forger Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White (autographed)
·         Change of Heart by Shari Maurer (autographed)
·         Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt (autographed)
·         Mistwood by Leah Cypress (autographed)
·         The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk (autographed)
·         The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea M. Campbell (autographed)
·         Losing Faith by Denise Jaden (autographed)
·         Tell me a Secret by Holly Cupala (autographed)
·         Sleepless and Fairytale by Cyn Balog (autographed)

·         Clair De Lune by Christine Johnson bookplates (autographed)
·         Tell me a Secret by Holly Cupala stickers
·         Forget Her-Nots tattoo by Amy Brecount White

Tempting aren’t they? Such a beautiful collection for the holidays. Imagine snuggling down under a comfy blanky reading. And to top it all, the bookmarks surely will keep the pages for you as you party all night long so you don’t have to frantically search for the part you stopped at the next morning. Now, to win all of these goodies which awaits you for a brand new owner, you just have to follow the Instructions, read and agree to the Giveaway Policy and Private Policy.

You need to comply with all of these instructions in order to qualify for this giveaway unless stated optional. You can also maximize the chances for winning by earning extra points (they will be stated).
  1.   Follow me on my blog. (If you are already a follower, just state the user name that you used to follow on the blog in your entry).
  2. You need to recommend a minimum of five ( to make life a little easier, I decided to change it to a minimum of 2 followers. The previous participants whom managed to recommend five followers shall get a bonus of three points for the other three ! ) of your family or friends to check out this blog and they must follow this blog. I repeat, they must follow in order for you to qualify! (You cannot recommend existing followers and repeat the name of followers who was recommended already (regardless by you or others). You need to send me the list of people you recommended and whom followed. The more who follows this blog under your recommendation, the better chances of winning! Each additional person who follows this blog under your recommendation earns you additional 5 points. So spread the news!)
  3. .Give me some comments on my book blog and the improvements we can put into works for the coming year! I love hearing from you because you are special! (optional. However this earns you another 10 points!)
  4. Post this giveaway link in two different places – Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and any other social networks. Sent me the links. (Each additional place gets you 5 points!)
  5. Just follow all the instructions above and send everything in an email with the title : ‘MASSIVE YEAR END GIVEAWAY!’ to thebooksbacklot@gmail.com. Remember to add your name, age at time of participating, mailing addy (I need the real one that works in order to sent you the prize if you win!) and of course gender. To be honest, I have problem with names. I get confuse all the time. So that helps! But if you are uncomfortable with that, just write ‘human’. I’ll understand.

                                               GOOD LUCK 

Giveaway Policy and Others
  1. You are allowed multiple entries for this contest but please do not repeat any of your previous entries. It doesn’t count! For posting the giveaway link requirement   ( number 4), if you are sending in more than one entry, you can repeat the social network as long as the link to this competition doesn’t appear on the same day more than once. Also, you are only entitled to ONE prize per person regardless of number of entries.
  2.    You need to be at least 13 years old at the time of participation to qualify for this giveaway. However, please get your parents consent before participating if you are a minor.
  3. Dateline is 10 am on 1 January 2011. ( Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia time) Late entries will not be entertained. Dateline has been extended to the 31st of January 2011, 10pm (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia time).
  4. Open to everyone regardless of the country as long as it exists. Please don’t write Narnia, Andalasia, or Hogwarts. (International level)
  5. The prizes for this giveaway will be sent out directly upon the confirmation of the winners and the completion of this giveaway.
  6. The winners will be notified by email (the same address used for entry). I may or may not post the results on the blog. 
  7.  I am not responsible for any prizes lost in the mail.
  8.  I am not responsible for any consequences, effects or implications caused by this giveaway. Enter at your own risk. Once the participant sent in his/her entry, they clearly read, understood and agreed to the policy and other regulations involved in this giveaway.
  9.   I hold the right to end this giveaway before its original deadline without any prior notice.
  10.  I hold the right to disqualify any entry as I see fit without any notification. All decisions on the winning entries are final and I will not entertain any disgruntled participants.
  11. Private Policy: I will not personally share any personal information received in any of the entries for this giveaway. I will not use the information received except only for the smooth flow of this giveaway such as announcing the winner and sending the prize. However, under some circumstances like a hacked account (some sick people actually tries to hack this blog for some god-knows-why reason), I cannot guarantee that your information won’t be leaked.
  12. I am not paid to do this giveaway and I won’t receive any monetary prize for hosting it either.


If you have any questions on this giveaway please contact me at thebooksbacklot@gmail.com.


Lily said...

wow, the recommend follower thing is kinda hard,

are you gonna use randomizer to choose the winner later on?

The Books Backlot said...

Hi there dear Lily,

Thank you so much for checking out my book blog. I really appreciate you dropping by and leaving a comment question. It's always great to hear from my readers :)

No. I won't be using a randomizer for this giveaway. As you read in the instructions, the participants are judged by the amount effort they put in. They can do some extra stuffs to get extra points. Therefore I will be counting the amount of points each participants has before announcing the winner. I hope this answers your question. If you do have any other inquiries,please feel free to drop me a line.

Have a wonderful holiday !

Take care,
Eibhlin Lim :)

Anonymous said...

not sure if I can get that many people to follow considering I only have 13 myself, Ill see what I can do and if I can ill enter, if not congrats to the winner :)

Now a Follower :)

Jess :)

Eva said...

Did I win?

Eva said...


The Books Backlot said...

Hi Eva,

The prizes have already been sent out to the respective winners. If you were one of them, you would have received an email from me to confirm personal details such as the full mailing address. Thanks for participating anyway :)

Eibhlin Lim.

Eva said...

How sad, I tought I did quite well, it wasn't easy finding all those followers.

thx anyway