GRL Reading Challenge Grand Prize


So … we are about halfway through our GRL Reading Challenge … have you been keeping up? Hopefully there are a bunch of authors you can already cross of your personalized reading schedule. :-)

When inviting the GRL authors to allow us to host them on our site, quite a few have offered generous e-book prizes. While certainly not necessary as a condition of their Author Spotlight, their contributions are greatly appreciated, and are enabling lucky readers to participate in the challenge each week.

For those who are able to ATTEMPT the list, we have a special surprise. Below is a growing collection of authors who have pledged print books and/or e-book compilations that will make up a series of Grand Prizes.

Ally Blue – paperback from stock at GRL
Amber Kell – Dragon Men
Amy Lane – Sidecar
Anne Tenino – paperback from stock at GRL
BA Tortuga – paperback from stock at GRL
Belinda McBride – Blaque/Bleu
Cherie Noel – Tian’s Hero
Cherie Noel – The Soldier & The State Trooper
Christopher Koehler – super-cool swag pack
Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid – I’ll Be Your Man
Damon Suede – paperback from stock at GRL
Daniel A Kaine – Dawn Of Darkness
Jade Buchanan – Broken Silence
Jambrea Jo Jones – Anthology
Jana Downs – Ravyn Warriors series 1-5 PDF e-books
Jet Mykles – Heaven Sent
JL Langley – paperback from stock at GRL
K-Lee Klein – Lucius’ Bite
KC Burn – paperback from stock at GRL
Kiernan Kelly – paperback from stock at GRL
LA Witt – paperback from stock at GRL
Lex Valentine – Fire Season
Lori Toland – paperback from stock at GRL
Marvel Comics – Astonishing X-Men June issue, Northstar and Kyle wedding 1
Marvel Comics – Astonishing X-Men June issue, Northstar and Kyle wedding 2
Marie Sexton – paperback from stock at GRL 1
Marie Sexton – paperback from stock at GRL 2
Michele L Montgomery – paperback from stock at GRL
Patricia Logan – paperback from stock at GRL
Poppy Dennison – Mind Magic
Rick R Reed – paperback from stock at GRL
Sara York – paperback from stock at GRL
Scotty Cade – Wings Of Love (bk1)
Scotty Cade – Treasure Of Love (bk2)
Scotty Cade – Bounty Of Love (bk3)
Scotty Cade – Foundation Of Love (bk4)
Shae Connor – Sand & Water
Simone Anderson – paperback from stock at GRL
SJD Peterson – Jess’s Journey
Tara Lain – print anthology of Balls To the Wall Series
Z Allora – paperback from stock at GRL

So… how do you get in on the Grand Prize drawings?? I’m so glad you asked.

There will be separate drawings/winners for ONLINE ONLY and GRL ONLY participants. To be eligible, however… everyone must follow these rules:

  • Must read SOMETHING from each author listed on the challenge page. This can be something you bought, or an authorized free read. It can be something you read last week, or something you read three years ago.
  • You must post about what you’ve read in one of the following ways:
    • Create a 2012 MANtastic GRL Reading Challenge shelf on your GoodReads.com profile. Comment at the bottom of  THIS PAGE with your GoodReads.com name and link so we can follow along.
    • Create a 2012 MANtastic GRL Reading Challenge section on a public blog or website of your choice. Comment at the bottom of  THIS PAGE with your name and site link so we can follow along.
    • Comment on all 29 of our weekly updates including only the authors featured for that week regardless of when you actually read them. (Please track authors later in the schedule on an outside source until their “official” week is updated.)
  • The above shelf/post must include the following:
    • Name of the author / title of the book you read
    • Your thoughts about the book (good, bad, or indifferent – but always respectful) in at least 25 words. (Please note that “YOUR THOUGHTS” does NOT mean a rewording of the cover blurb or author’s summary.)
    • Are you going to GRL? – YES/NO

    ONLINE ONLY participants

  • We will draw up to 3 winners from those entrants who COMPLETE the reading challenge, as outlined above. Deadline for entering is Monday, October 15, 2012 at 11:59 pm (PST). Winners will be randomly selected and notified on Tuesday. The prize is twobooks (one book determined by the participating author of their choice, and a second randomly chosen book) and will be mailed shortly AFTER we return from GRL.
    • In the event that fewer than 3 ONLINE ONLY participant COMPLETES the challenge, then additional winners will be selected from those who have ATTEMPTED the challenge based on how close they were to completion. Ties will be settled by a random drawing. These winners will win one book determined by the participating author of their choice.
    • Any additions/subtractions to the official registered author list past September 1st will in no way negatively effect challenge participants.
    • Please note that Authors are under no obligation to participate and may choose to withdraw their generous offer if they are unable to attend GRL.

    GRL ONLY participants

  • We will draw up to 3 winners from those entrants who COMPLETEthe reading challenge, as outlined above. Deadline for entering is Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm (PST). Winners will be chosen in a live drawing while in New Mexico. (Time and place to be determined so as to not interfere with GRL scheduling and should be announced a few days prior to the Retreat.)
    • Prize packages will be determined on author participation and split as evenly as possible.
    • In the event that fewer than 3 GRL ONLY participant COMPLETES the challenge, then additional winners will be selected from those who have ATTEMPTED the challenge based on how close they were to completion. Ties will be settled by a random drawing.
    • Any additions/subtractions to the official registered author list past September 1st will in no way negatively effect challenge participants.
    • Please note that Authors are under no obligation to participate and may choose to withdraw their generous offer if they are unable to attend GRL.

Authors: please check our official schedule HERE.

If your week has past and you did not receive an e-mail from us then please double check your spam or junk folders/filters. There is still plenty of time if you would like us to host your Author Spotlight. Please let me know and I will be happy to resend any information you need.

If your week has not yet come and you would like us to host your Author Spotlight then please let me know. I will be sending out reminder e-mails a couple of weeks prior to your slot.

mantastic@live.com

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38 thoughts on “GRL Reading Challenge Grand Prize

  1. Hi Emily … welcome to the challenge! Are you going to GRL? Hope to see you there :-)

    Remember to only include GRL authors on your 2012 MANtastic Reading Challenge Shelf so that we make sure all participating authors are counted correctly.

    1. No, I won’t be able to make it to GRL this year :( And do you want just one book per author on my shelf or is it okay to have multiples?

  2. Hi Emily … you can have as many by the participating authors as you want on your challenge shelf, but they only count once. And as long as one of the titles has the 25 word minimum mini-review then you can mark that author off your to-do list.

  3. I have a question, do anthologies or books that have multiple authors count? For example, if one book has two authors that are on the list,can I count that one book for both of them?

  4. Hi Chickie … yep … you can use Anthologies and books with multiple authors.

    For example, The Trust by Shira Anthology and Venona Keyes could count for BOTH of them. The only thing is that you would need to make separate “thoughts” for each author even though you are talking about the same book. Does that make sense?

    And the Anthology Unconventional At Best has 6 GRL authors involved … so you can credit each individual story within the Anthology to the corresponding author and it counts.

    And the names that are crossed out will count in your favor if you include them in your total, but will not count against you if you don’t include them in your list.

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