Tuesday, 28 May 2013


Firstly, I hope all those in the US had a great long weekend and did lots of long-weekenderly stuff, like eat a crazy amount of food that one would normally avoid in fear of putting on the pounds! Was it good? Still feel bloated?

Secondly, if you subscribe to my newsletter, you are going to receive the following in your inbox this Friday.

Not a subscriber? Want a chance to win something from this amazing list? It's not too late. You can sign up now!

Want to donate something to the giveaway? For every prize donated I will give 50 cents to BuildOn.orgEmail me with the following info:
item(s) + link (Amazon if book) + format + personal website/blog

Hey Everyone!

It's SUMMER! And what do people like to get in summer? FREE STUFF!!! I'm going to make that happen for you.

As a token of appreciation to you all, I'm hosting a monstrous summer giveaway. There are lots of books up for grabs, a few services such as manuscript edits and book cover design, and even some music and really cool T-shirts!

So, this is how it's going to work:

  • If you are a subscriber of this newsletter, your name will be put in the hat.
  • If you become a subscriber upon hearing about this giveaway, your name will be put in the hat.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly and announced in two weeks time via this newsletter.
  • Prizes will be allocated randomly, but you may email me with your preferred category prior to Friday, June 14. (i.e. Services, Poetry, Young Adult, etc). 
  • If you win (one prize per name drawn from the hat), and your prize is digital, you will receive it automatically via email. If you win something physical (i.e. paperback, CD, T-shirt), your donator's email address will be forwarded to you, so that you can contact the donator with your postal address. If you win a service, your donator's email address will be forwarded to you. It is your responsibility to follow up on your prize.
See below for the list of fabulous prizes up for grabs!

*All items are linked to a product page, and all names are linked to authors'/donators' websites. Just click on them to check them out!

$40 Morgan Media Voucher (author services), by Rachel Morgan
10 chapter (up to 25,000 words) developmental edit, or a 20 chapter (up to 50,000 words) copy edit. A $1,000 value, by Amie McCracken
Free book cover design for paperback and/or eBook. by Virginia Haenni
Apostrophe Apathy and Comma Chaos (a writing workshop), by MM Pollard (PDF)

Fabric (Goodreads Choice Awards 2012 Semi-finalist), by Jessica Bell (eBook, PDF)
Twisted Velvet Chains, by Jessica Bell (eBook, PDF)

Romance/Historical Romance

Young Adult
Neverlove, by Angela Brown (eBook, PDF) 
Battle for souls series: Rise from Darkness, Fall from Grace, Ascension of Evil, by Ciara Knight (eBooks)

Oracle, by J.C. Martin (eBook, 2 copies avail)
Inceptio, by Alison Morton (eBook or paperback)

Literary/Contemporary Fiction
The Book, by Jessica Bell (eBook, PDF)
String Bridge, by Jessica Bell (eBook, digital soundtrack included, Melody Hill: On the Other Side)
Black Cow, by Magdalena Ball (eBook, PDF, 5 copies avail)
Up So Down, by Briane Pagel (eBook)

Science Fiction/Dystopian
muted: a short story in verse, by Jessica Bell (eBook, PDF, or paper chapbook)
Eclipse, by Briane Pagel (eBook)


The Glass Guardian, by Linda Gillard (eBook or paperback)

Nonfiction (Writing/Publishing)
Nail Your Novel, by Roz Morris (paperback)

Nonfiction (Self-help)
This We Know, by Tom Evans (eBook)
The Zone, by Tom Evans (eBook)


The Secret Lake, by Karen Inglis (eBook or paperback)
Eeek!: The Runaway Alien, by Karen Inglis (eBook or paperback)

The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2012, donated by co-editor Jessica Bell (paperback)
Spirited, donated by contributing author Dawn Ius (paperback or eBook)
The set of Literary Mix Tapes anthologies, donated by eMergent Publishing (4 x eBooks) 

Music Albums
Melody Hill: On the Other Side, by Jessica Bell (CD, 2 copies)

Ithacagreece.com T-shirts, donated by Erika Bach at Ithacagreece.com

NOTE: This is just a heads-up for my Friday newsletter announcement, if you want a chance to win one of these items, please sign up to the newsletter. It's also possible that additional items will be added to this list before I officially send it out.


  1. WoW, this giveaway IS monstrous!

    And, yes, I am bloated, thanks for asking.

  2. Whoa...Jess! You've really put something together. I'll spread the word for you. :)

  3. Talk about a huge giveaway. Monstrous is the right word to describe it :-)

  4. Impressive, Jessica! An excellent way to get more books into the hands of readers. I'm always interested in editing packages and editing feedback, so I HOPE my name is on your list.

    Looks like a lot of fun. I will look for the notice in my Friday email. . .

  5. I'll get it in my e-mail then :)

    I didn't jump on the arc read cuz I am swamped with other things right now.


  6. Hi Jess .. I was subscribed, but checked to see ... and what an amazing set of prizes ... wonderful reads for many people ..

    I must settle and read! cheers Hilary

  7. whee!!! This really is a FAB giveaway. Thanks for including me~ :o) <#


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