Throne of Glass Series Giveaway! {CLOSED}

Hey all! I have a super awesome giveaway for you today (as you could probably tell from the title of this post ;). If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I love Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. Like, I love it A LOT. Sooooo, I am giving away a signed and personalized set of the Throne of Glass books! Since Sarah is coming to Lansing on her Heir of Fire tour, I decided, why not share this wonderful, life-ruining series with one of my lovely readers? *grins* Now go forth and enter!

The Prize:

One winner gets:
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas (paperback)
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas (paperback)
Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas (hardcover)

Quick note: The Assassin’s Blade (the prequel novella collection) is not included, because hardcovers are expensive and TAB equals one too many for my budget. Sorry! BUT, if you want a signed copy of TAB, you can order it from Schuler Books, the store hosting Sarah. Just put in the order comments that you want it signed.

The Rules:
—Must be 13 years or older to enter the giveaway.
—Open to US ONLY.
—Giveaway ends 9/05/14 at 11:59pm EST.
—Winner will have 48 hours to respond to our email, if no response is given a new winner will be chosen.
—All entries are checked, and any false entries will be deleted.
—We at T3 are not responsible if a package is lost or damaged in the mail.
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2-year Blogoversary (4 Giveaways!) {CLOSED}

YAY! It’s our 2-year blogoversary! What a crazy year. To celebrate, we have not one, but FOUR awesome giveaways to share with you! Shall we just dive right in to it? Giveaway details are listed above each rafflecopter, and the rules apply to all the giveaways, so make sure to read them. We do have an International giveaway (finally!) for a cool swag pack (scroll to the bottom), but the rest are all US only.

Edit: I forgot to say, though all the giveaways have different questions asked for the comment entry, you don’t need to leave more than one comment to enter multiple giveaways (though you certainly can if you want to!).

The Rules:
—Must be 13 years or older to enter the giveaways.
—Book packs are open to US ONLY.
—Swag bundle is open INTERNATIONAL.
—All giveaways end 7/22/14 at 11:59pm EST
—Winners will have 48 hours to respond to our email, if no response is given a new winner will be chosen.
—All entries are checked, and any false entries will be deleted.
—We at T3 are not responsible if a package is lost or damaged in the mail.

Giveaway #1
1 winner will get this stack of New Adult romances, including:
US ONLY
Ends July 22, 2014

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Giveaway #2
2 people will get winner’s choice of 3 books from this stack. The first winner will get first pick, and the remaining winner will get to choose from what’s left. Books include:

US ONLY
Ends July 22, 2014

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Giveaway #3
1 winner will get the complete Something Strange & Deadly trilogy, signed & personalized. Susan is signing on the 24th for the launch of Strange & Ever After, so I will pick up the trilogy and get it signed then. Includes:
US ONLY
Ends July 22, 2014

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Giveaway #4
1 winner will get a bundle of assorted swag (most of which I packed away in anticipation of a move, so I have to dig it out 🙂. Swag includes (but is not limited to):
  • Nightmares! by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller chapter sampler
  • We Were Liars by E Lockhart chapter sampler
  • Atlantia by Ally Condie chapter sampler
  • Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly chapter sampler
  • In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken chapter sampler (signed)
  • Assorted bookmarks (signed & unsigned)
  • Assorted pins/buttons
INTERNATIONAL
Ends July 22,  2014

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And there you have it. Good luck!

Giveaway: Daughter of Chaos {CLOSED}

Hey guys! So. . . I ordered Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel awhile ago, and promptly forgot about it. Then I picked up DoC at one of Jen’s signings, and now have two copies. Which means one of these *signed* copies will go to one of you! The giveaway is US only, and will be open til May 3. Be sure to read all the rules (above the rafflecopter) before entering.

The Prize:
—A signed paperback of Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel

Witches must choose the path they will follow, and Darlena Agara is no exception. She’s been putting it off long enough, and in her case, ignoring it has not made it go away. In a moment of frustration, Darlena chooses to follow Red Magic, figuring she had outsmarted the powers that be, since there’s no such thing as Red Magic. But alas, Darlena’s wrong (again) and she becomes a newly declared Red Witch.

Her friends are shocked and her parents horrified by the choice Darlena has made. As a Red Witch, she now governs one third of the world’s chaos. She is the walking personification of pandemonium, turmoil, and bedlam, just as the patrons of Red Magic would have it to be.

But Darlena believes there must be more to Red Magic than chaos and destruction, and she sets out on a journey to achieve balance. Only doing so puts her at odds with the dark goddess Hecate, who simply will not allow Darlena to quit. She encourages Darlena to embrace who and what she is and to leave good magic to the good witches. If only Darlena could, life would be simple, and she would not be the Daughter of Chaos. (Taken from Goodreads)


The Rules:
—Must be 13 years or older to enter the giveaway.
—Open to US only.
—Giveaway ends 5/3/14 at 11:59pm EST
—Winner will have 48 hours to respond to our email, if no response is given a new winner will be chosen.
—All entries are checked, and any false entries will be deleted.
—We at T3 are not responsible if the package is lost or damaged in the mail.
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Happy New Year! Giveaway {CLOSED}

Hey guys! We’ve been radio silent over here for awhile (and we’re sorry! School and work have been kicking all of our butts.) so I thought we’d have a giveaway to kick off the new year. This giveaway is going to be a little different though—it’s on a first come, first served basis, AND you don’t have to do anything special (like following or tweeting, though both would be appreciated) to request. Check out the details and what books are up for grabs below.


Details:
—Open to US and CA only.
—Must be 13 years or older to participate.
—Giveaway will be open through Jan. 31, 2014 or until all the books are claimed, whichever comes first.
—You can request up to 3 books, though you’ll only receive the first 2 if all are available. (This way more people will get books.)
—Fill out the form with your name, email, and requests; I’ll contact you later for your address and to tell you what books you got. (Can you tell I used to ARCycle? 😉
—All email and mailing addresses will be deleted immediately after the prizes are sent out.
—All prizes will come with a small swag bundle (containing mostly bookmarks).

I think that’s all you need to know, but if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.

NOTE: The list of books available will updated at least once a day (usually in the evening).

Books Available (All linked to Goodreads):

Books Already Claimed:
The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee (ARC)
The Goddess Inheritance by Aimée Carter (ARC, signed)
Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans (ARC)
Defiance by C.J. Redwine (ARC)
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (ARC)
Starters by Lissa Price (ARC)
Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky (Paperback)
Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green (Hardcover)
172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad (ARC)
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev (Paperback)
Zoe Letting Go by Nora Price (ARC)
Amelia Anna is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield (ARC)
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs (Hardcover)
Foreplay by Sophie Jordan (ARC, signed)
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales (ARC, signed to Erin)
Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler (Paperback, signed to Amanda)
Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King (Paperback)
Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles (ARC)
First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky (Paperback)
Rash by Pete Hautman (Hardcover)
Plague in the Mirror by Deborah Noyes (Hardcover)

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Cheers!

One & Only Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

We’re so excited to be apart of the blog tour for. . .
One & Only by Viv Daniels!

Title: One & Only
Series: Canton #1
Author: Viv Daniels
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Nov. 8, 2013
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Buy: Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Amazon UKKobo | Smashwords

Summary:
One night they can’t forget…

Tess McMann lives her life according to the secrets she’s sworn to keep: the father who won’t acknowledge her, the sister who doesn’t know she exists, and the mother who’s content playing mistress to a prominent businessman. When she meets the distractingly cute Dylan Kingsley at a prestigious summer program and falls in love, Tess allows herself to imagine a life beyond these secrets. But when summer ends, so does their relationship — Dylan heads off to Canton College while Tess enrolls at the state university.

One love they can’t ignore…

Two years later, a scholarship brings Tess to Canton and back into Dylan’s life. Their attraction is as strong as ever, but Dylan has a girlfriend…who also happens to be Tess’s legitimate half-sister. Tess refuses to follow in her mother’s footsteps, which leaves her only one choice: break the rules she’s always followed, or allow Dylan to slip away for a second time.

…And only one chance to get things right.

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The Guest Post (by Viv Daniels)

In my book, ONE & ONLY, the hero, Dylan Kingsley, is a bioengineering major and an avid foodie. When he first meets the heroine Tess, he extols the virtues of Cornell cheese. Later, he makes her dinner based on a recipe for baked shrimp and feta cheese that he learned while on a trip to Greece the summer before. This is how you make it:

Dylan’s ONE & ONLY Shrimp and Feta

—1 Tbsp olive oil
—1 medium onion, chopped
—2 cloves garlic, minced
—2 cans of diced tomatoes
—1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
—1 Tbsp minced fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill
—1 lb medium sized raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (can leave tails on), thaw if frozen but running under cool water for several minutes
—Salt and pepper to taste
—1 cup feta, crumbled

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1) Preheat oven to 425°F. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add the onions and cook until softened, 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook about 30 seconds more.

2) Add the tomatoes (with juice) and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 5-10 minutes, until the juices thicken a bit.

3) Prepare an oven-proof casserole dish with thawed, raw shrimp, herbs, and feta. Remove onion/tomato mixture from heat, pour over the shrimp, etc., in the casserole dish. Place pan in the oven and bake, uncovered, until shrimp are cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.

Serve immediately with a loaf of crusty bread and the person you love most in the world.

But wait! There’s more:

The first time he and Tess spend the night together, he makes her homemade baklava. Baklava is a sticky, buttery, decadent Greek dessert, and it’s not actually that hard to make on your own. Here’s Dylan’s recipe:

Dylan’s ONE & ONLY Baklava

—1 package phyllo dough
—4 cups chopped walnuts
—1 teaspoon cinnamon
—1 1/2 sticks melted butter
—2 cups honey
—1/2 cup water
—1/2 cup granulated sugar
—2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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1) Thaw a package of phyllo dough in fridge for 24 hours. When ready to make baklava, take dough out of package and cover with a damp cloth to keep moist while working.

2) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit. Butter the bottom and sides of a glass, 9×13 inch baking pan.

3) Toss the chopped nuts with the cinnamon.

4) Butter a sheet of phyllo and place it in the pan. Repeat this process six more times.

5) Spread a thin layer of the nut mixture on the top sheet.

6) Butter two more sheets of phyllo and place them in the pan.

7) Repeat steps 5-6 until you run out of nuts (usually this is 3-4 layers, total).

8) Top with 6 more sheets of buttered phyllo dough. Butter the top sheet.

9) Cut the pan through all the layers into a diamond shape by cutting 5-6 long diagonal cuts from corner to corner across the pan.

10) Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.

11) While baklava is cooking, make sauce by simmering water and sugar until melted, then stirring in honey and vanilla until smooth and melty. Reduce heat to low, then simmer for about 20 minutes.

12) As soon as baklava leaves oven, drizzle sauce over the top. Start with half the sauce, then keep adding until it’s good and saturated.

13) Leave sit for several hours until it’s all nice and sticky. Eat it all up. If you have leftovers (and why would that be?) don’t cover them, as it makes the baklava soggy.

Enjoy with a loved one!

About the author:
Viv Daniels writes love stories for the young and young at heart. Like many of her characters, she met her husband in college, and knows all the ins and outs of navigating that kind of relationship — from how to date when you’re both flat broke to how to fit two people in narrow dorm room bed.
Her favorite new adult authors include Tammara Webber, J. Lynn, and Cora Carmack.
Viv can usually be found on her Facebook page or Twitter feed, chatting with readers about her favorite New Adult fiction, or sharing pictures of cute boys.
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The Giveaways
Viv is generously offering a One & Only “swag pack” (including a O&O bookmark & charm, and assorted gifts and books by Viv and other NA authors) to one lucky T3 reader! All the rules are in the rafflecopter.

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Viv is also hosting a blog tour-wide giveaway, for a myriad of prizes! View all the rules in the rafflecopter.
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Vampire Week: Signed Eternal Kiss Anthology Giveaway

Vampire Week is an event hosted here at T3 to celebrate the release of Holly Black’s
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. Click the banner for more information.

It’s the last day of Vampire Week! To end it with a bang, we’re having one more giveaway. You could win one of my favorite vampire anthologies, The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire, signed by Holly Black! This is the antho that debuted Holly’s Coldtown short story, so it seemed like the perfect closing-giveaway prize. 🙂 The giveaway is US only, and ends at 11:59pm EST on September 13th. Be sure to read all the rules (listed above the rafflecopter) before entering.

The Prize:

—A paperback of The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire, signed by contributing author, Holly Black

The Rules:
—Must be 13 years or older to enter the giveaway.
—Open to US only.
—Giveaway ends 9/13/13 at 11:59 EST
—Winner will have 48 hours to respond to our email, if no response is given a new winner will be chosen.
—All entries are checked, and any false entries will be deleted.
—We at T3 are not responsible if a package is lost or damaged in the mail.
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Today’s other Vampire Week post:
Vampire Week comes to an end + poll winners announced

See you soon!

Vampire Week: Signed Vampire Academy Giveaway

Vampire Week is an event hosted here at T3 to celebrate the release of Holly Black’s
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. Click the banner for more information.

Today I have a signed copy of Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, waiting to be given away. And I’m giving away winner’s choice of a Bloodlines or VA book, too! So you get 2 books for the price of 0! (Sadly, the 2nd book won’t be signed, as the bookstore I will get it from doesn’t have any more signed stock.) The giveaway lasts until the end of the day Sept 10. Standard rules apply (all listed above the rafflecopter), with one exception—the winner only has 24 hours to respond, instead of 48.

Note: Both polls are no longer accepting entries, but I’ve left the “vote in the poll” option on the rafflecopter, because, while it seems unlikely, I don’t want to accidentally delete the valid entries you guys got before either poll closed. All “vote in the poll” entries after 12am Sept 7th will be deleted. (But, as it states in the “Day 2 comment” entry, if you leave a comment to unofficially vote in the “Would you want to live in a coldtown?” poll, your entry will be counted.)

The Prize:

—A signed paperback of Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
—Choice of book from the Vampire Academy or Bloodlines series’, unsigned

The Rules:
—Must be 13 years or older to enter the giveaway.
—Open to US only.
—Giveaway ends 9/10/13 at 11:59 EST
—Winner will have 24 hours to respond to our email, if no response is given a new winner will be chosen.
—All entries are checked, and any false entries will be deleted.
—We at T3 are not responsible if a package is lost or damaged in the mail.
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Today’s other Vampire Week post:
Our vampire books + we want to see yours!

See you tomorrow!