Ramblings Turns 2!

Today is the day I started this journey 2 years ago! I hit post to my very first blog entry and let myself loose in the social media stratosphere. I think 1 person read that post…that person was my reason for posting in the first place. My cousin Julie A Lindsey, then aspiring author, kept saying “Come on, start a blog! I did and it’s great and there are puppies and rainbows every day and you’ll love it!” She tends to be overly chipper.

Regardless if she was right back then or not (NOT), here I am and I have a ton of people to thank. There will be a pop quiz to ensure you don’t skip this part and get to the massive giveaway part 😉

Thank you to all the awesome bloggers are took me under their wing and answered my questions when they really didn’t have to. They let me in and for the longest time I felt like the odd man out standing with the cool kids. They welcomed me and for that I want to acknowledge them. Bells (Hanging With Bells), Mandi and Tori (Smexybooks), Natasha (Wickedlilpixie), Colette (who I INSIST on calling Colleen – Buckeye Girl Reads) and Kelly Mueller (Books-n-Kisses), who started blogging around the same time as me.

I also need to thank a few specific authors who are always ready to help me out if I need anything. Without fabulous publishing houses and authors what I do would be a lot harder. Thank you to Cherry Adair, Cynthia Eden (who provided a prize today), Gini Koch, Keri Ford, Jill Shalvis (Who provided some signed books today), Jaime Saare, and Lynn Rush (Your giveaway contribution is amazing) and all the people at the various publishing houses. You all don’t know what it meant to me that you welcomed me in.

Last but most certainly not least is all of YOU…the people who actually come to the blog, read what I have to say, talk to me on twitter and Facebook and have me laughing daily. Without you, absolutely none of this would mean much. So as a thank you, today I will be giving away a TON of stuff. 🙂

Ok, ok now that I gushed for a while lets get to the good stuff shall we! Each giveaway will say who it is open to. Each package that comes directly from me will have some swaggy goodness too. If eligible you can enter for all the giveaways but please indicate in your comment the order of importance to you. Also make sure you leave a way for me to find you if you win. Giveaway is open until July 4 2012 @ 11:59pm EST. Winners announced shortly after.

Package #1 – Open To Everyone

SIGNED- The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis

Glitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Flat Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy


Package #2 – Open To Everyone

SIGNED – Kiss Of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Dragonborn by Jade Lee

ARC- Seeker Of Shadows by Nancy Gideon


Package #3 – US & Canada Only

Blood Rights by Kristen Painter

Dragonborn by Jade Lee

ARC- Voracious by VK Forrest

The Chosen by Tianna Xander


Package #4 – US & Canada Only

SIGNED – Kiss Of Midnight by Lara Adrian

If You See Her by Shiloh Walker

Lord Of Shadows by Alix Rickloff

Heir Of Danger by Alix Rickloff


 Package #5 – US & Canada Only

The Knitting Dairies by Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallory & Christina Skye

Garden of Secrets by Barbara Freethy

No Proper Lady by Isabel Cooper

A Night To Surrender by Tessa Dare


Package #6 – FOUR WINNERS – Us & Canada Only – From Lynn Rush

Three winners will receive SIGNED copies of both Wasteland and Awaited, plus a post card sized swag – one winner will get the fantabulous feather earrings shown


Package 7 – A $25 Amazon Giftcard from Cynthia Eden – Open to whoever can use it!

Thank you for 2 years of awesomeness! Here is to many more! 


  1. I would love package 7 or package 4.

    A very happy 2nd Blogaversary to you. I started actively visiting book blogs a little less than two years ago. I came across yours soon after. I visit every day. Congrats on the success!

  2. Congrats on your 2 year blogiversary. *tossing confetti* May you have many more. I found your blog during one of the many blog hops I’ve hopped on. It’s a great way to meet new authors and new blogs.
    Package 3
    Package 4
    Package 7
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  3. Congrats on your 2 year blogoversary , Love your blog though I haven’t been here in awhile thanks to bad internet but you always have great features, fun giveaways and much more. Here’s to many more

    Package 7


  4. Happy, Happy Blogoversay!! And here’s to many more! I adore your Ramblings 😀 These are such wonderful packages, I find it hard to choose. So would like to try for 7, 3 or 4. Thank you so much for the chance!

  5. Congratulations on your 2 year Blogoversary, i hope that you have ten times the fun and love in the next 2 than you did the last 2. as for the contest, you always have such great giveaways that it is hard to make a desicion. if i had to put them in order of how i would like them it would be won 7,4,3,2,5, 1 and 6.
    thank you again and enjoy the rest of your day/week.

    tammy ramey

  6. Congratulations on your second year. May you have many more.

    I’d love : #7 – #1 – #2 THANK YOU!!


  7. Congrats on turning 2!! Put me in for #6 or #7

    I have found many new authors because of you so you must be doing something right!! I am glad that instead of puppies and rainbows every day you went with awesome books and hot men. 🙂

  8. Congrats:) I would like to be entered in all of them!
    Package 7,3,4,5,1,2 and 6
    All the books look really good, Thank you for the cool giveaway:)

  9. Happy Blogoversary! :-)May you have many more!
    I’d love to enter for package #1,#7 and #2 in that order 🙂
    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  10. Happy Blogoversary!

    I’d love to win packages 5 and 7. The books would be a gift to my Southern Belle daughter in law and the Amazon card would go towards the Asus tablet I’m saving up for.


  11. Congrats on turning 2!

    I would love to win any of the packages! In order of importance, first being most wanted.


  12. Happy blog anniversary to you! My 2nd is all the way at the end of this year. :p

    I would love packages 2 or 3, in equal preference. 🙂 My email is contessaofcrochet(at)gmail(dot)com.

  13. Happy Blogoversary! I’m so glad that you decided to start this two years ago cause I love your blog. I would like #7 or #4 please.


  14. Congrats and Happy Blogoversary!! Thx for letting us share in the celebration and for such a generous giveaway! My order of preference: 3, 7, 1, 2, 4, 6, 5

    barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

  15. Congrats on your 2 year blogoversary!! This is an awesome giveaway. I’d like to win any of the prize packages and my order of preference would be: 7, 1, 3, 5, 4, 2, 6.

  16. What a great giveaway. Congrats on your two years. Love your great book and author recommendations.
    Would love #1, 7, 5, 4, 3. Would take any. All great prizes. Live in the usa.

  17. Congrats on your 2nd blogiversary!!
    I’d like to be entered for 7,3,1
    Thanks for the giveaway

  18. Yay!! Happy Two Years! and wishes of many more.
    I would like to try for #1, #5, #6, and of course #7. Any would be awesome.

    email is: vanillaspider52 at gmail dot com

  19. Happy Blogoversary! Congrats on 2 years!
    I will try for #7 and then #5 as second choice, thank you for the awesome giveaways!

    lilazncutie1215 at yahoo dot com

  20. Happy blogoversary!! Congrats on 2 great years. 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win one of these fabulous prizes!
    My preference order is : #4, #1, #2, #3, #7, #6, #5
    Thanks again!!


  21. Congrats to you and Happy Bogoversary!! This is an awesome site, I love visiting!! I would like to enter for 7, 6, 3, 4, 2, Thanks!!

    Artesia at comcast dot net

  22. Congratulations! Wishing you many more years! My order of preference is 7, 3, 4, 5, 1, 2, 6.
    Thanks for the giveaway.


  23. Happy Birthday to your blog. Yay for 2! What a great way to celebrate, thank you! My preference order is #7, 1, 4, 5, 2, 3, 6


  24. Happy second Blogoversary. Wishing you many more. Thanks also for the great giveaway opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  25. Happy blogoversary! That is so awesome! Thanks for all you do in getting the books out there for us readers! I love to hear your opinion on them.
    I would love any of them here’s the order of my preference 7, 1, 4, 3, 6, 2, 5
    Rhonda D

  26. Happy Blogoversary! I would love a chance to win Package number 2 or package number 7. Thanks so much for sharing with us today!!!


  27. Two years– congratulations!! That is so super fantastic! 🙂
    I would love to be entered for either #7 or #4, please and thank you!


  28. Congratulations! I am a recent follower and am really enjoying the variety of your posts.

    I would love to win:

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  29. Congrats!! Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you! Thank you!
    Id love to have any of the prizes. My order: 7, 3, 4, 5, 1, 2, 6. Thank you! You have a wonderful day!

  30. Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you so much for this uber-fantastic giveaway to celebrate! Please count me in for giveaway #7 🙂


  31. Congrats for you 2 year blogiversary!! Woooo hooo!
    I would love to be enter for #1 #2 and #7!
    Thank you so much for the giveaway! 😀

  32. Very cool! Kudos on sticking it out. It’s rewarding in many ways! But not easy. I am in the US and saw this on Facebook. I felt so sorry for those poor envelopes 😉 Thanks for taking time to celebrate!
    My preference order is 7, 4, 2, 6, 2, 1, 5 and you can find me at steph AT fangswandsandfairydust DOT com or @fangswandsfairy

  33. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I will have a beer in your honor in a few minutes. I recently bought a Kindle Fire, so #7 would be terrific. I’ve read the Lara Adrian book, so I will skip those. I don’t wear earrings, so if I win #6, please give the feathers to one of the other winners. I would love #7, but I would also love #1 (Jill Shalvis is high on my new author to try), 3 5 or 6. Thanks so much, and I look forward to your blog for another year at least! Lindina2@aol.com

  34. Congratulations and Happy Blogoversary!!! Many more……. and thank you for the giveaway!
    I’d love to enter for Package #7, #1, #2.

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  35. Happy Blogoversary and to many, many more…
    Enter me for Packages #2,3,4,7.
    Thanks so much for letting us celebrate with you.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  36. Congratulations and Happy 2nd Blogoversary! Happy to be celebrating with you! Thanks for the awesome giveaways!

    #7, #3, #4, #2, #1, #5

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