We are fashionably late to our own party, but what can we say? With BEA and upcoming blog tours that we're planning, book blogging has just been way too much fun lately and we totally lost track of time.
Last year BCM began between two friends who have a pretty intense love of books. It wasn't long before we realized just how much fun book blogging could be and we decided to move our tiny little blog over from Wordpress to Blogger in June. We brought in a few of our best friends along the way and through doing so, we've been able to enjoy what BCM has become.
Before we go any further with this post, we'd really like to extend a heart filled thanks to the Stacey and Amber at Page Turners Blog. Without them, I know I would have been lost in the very beginning. Their kindness, patience and overall knowledge of the book blogging world truly were a blessing in our early days. They continue to be close friends and I know we will be for a very long time. Thank you SO much ladies!
For us, BCM is a fun place to come talk about the books we're reading and to interact with some of our favorite authors.We've also grown to love our followers, many of who we interact with on Twitter, Facebook and here on the blog.
This has given us an idea:
We'd like to start up a new monthly event where we'll randomly select a follower and highlight them here on the blog. The spotlighted follower will be interviewed and will be given the chance win prizes as well. This will give us, as well as our other readers, the opportunity to get to know you and your blog (if you have one). We'll put a link up on our sidebar directing traffic to both your site and your interview.
Does this sound like something you'd be interested in? Click HERE to fill out our follower form and we'll contact you when you're randomly selected.
And now, we'd like to offer you a chance to win some great prizes in honor of our blogoversary.
Aside from the swag package itself, each package below will have randomly selected pieces of swag mixed in as well.
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
Skinned by Robin Wasserman (SIGNED)A signed Beautiful Darkness poster
Vampires & Werewolves Package
Midnight Alley (Morganville Vampires #3) by Rachel Caine
The Vampire Diaries - The Return: Nightfall by L.J. Smith
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (ARC)
Seas & Myths Package
The Eternal Sea by Angie Frazier (ARC)
The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen (ARC)
Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
Jillian Dare by Melanie M. Jeschke (finished copy, paperback)
No and Me by Delphine de Vigan
Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan
You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin (ARC)
A mixed package of at least 10 pieces of swag, some signed and some not. Authors included could be: Bree Despain, Leah Clifford, Tess Hilmo, Kiki Hamilton, Jennifer Armentrout, Nova Ren Suma, Amy Holder, Laura Kreitzer, Michele Corriel, Jolene Ballard Gutierrez, Brenda Pandos, Sybil Nelson, Kate Kaynak, Emily White, Jeri Smith-Ready, Lisa Rogers AND OTHERS.
- You do not have to be a blog follower but those who are will receive one (+1) extra entry.
- Linking this giveaway on your blog, twitter, tumblr or facebook gets you one (+1) extra entry per link.
- Open to U.S. residents only. (So sorry!)
- Giveaway ends at midnight EST on July 29, 2011.
Thank you all for such a great year in blogging. We look forward to many more with you!