Saturday, December 17, 2011

2011 Blogversary Giveaways - The Winners

Before I get to the winners, I'd like to thank everyone again for reading the blog, leaving comments, entering the giveaways, tweeting, etc. I hope that 2012 is a good book year for all of us. I'm already contemplating next year's Blogversary Giveaways!

After recording the over 300 hundred entries, the list of names was entered into a list randomizer at so that each entry would have a number and be placed in a random order. After the numbered list was generated a standard random number generator at was used to pick 4 winners. The first commenter chosen gets his/her first choice, the second commenter chosen gets the highest of his/her choices that has not been given away, etc. until all 4 giveaways have been given away. In order of being chosen these winners are:

1st Winner Picked - Angel Giveaway

Chrisbails who said

I would love to win, what great prizes. My choices would be:
1. angels
2. nook package
3. demons
4. steampunk
Some of my fav books of the year have been Sarah Jio's Violets of March and Jennifer's Garden by Diane Venetta. Both of them are great books and ones I recommend.

The Angel Giveaway

Covet, Crave and Envy by J.R. Ward,
a bookmark with a quill crafted by Wicked Lil Pixie Designs,  
Angel's Blood, Archangel's Kiss, Archangel's Consort, and Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh,
Touch of Crimson by Sylvia Day,  
Avenger's Angel by Heather Killough-Walden, and
a signed copy of Sins of the Angels generously provided by Linda Poitevin along with some Sins of the Angels bookmarks.

In addition the Angel Giveaway includes a Divine Intervention necklace crafted by Cemetery Cat Jewelry:

Peridot Swarovski crystal is the foundation of this necklace. An Art Nouveau Lily pendant 
holds a large crystal teardrop, while a pewter angel looks on. 16"

2nd Winner Picked -  New York Comic Con (NYCC) / NOOK Simple TouchTM Giveaway

LisaILJ who said

Wow what a great giveaway!

Why do I have to chose a favorite book of the year? That just makes me sad. I guess I will say Wither by Divergent by Veronica Roth

my preference for the giveaway is:

1. NYCC Nook
2. Angels
3. Demons
4. Steampunk

New York Comic Con (NYCC) / NOOK Simple TouchTM Giveaway

a NOOK Simple TouchTM ereader,
a signed copy of Awakenings by Edward Lazellari,
a signed copy of A Kiss Before the Apocalypse by Thomas E. Sniegoski,
a bookmark with a quill crafted by Wicked Lil Pixie Designs,
a signed copy of The Postmortal by Drew Magary and pin,
a Soulless 2011 NYCC Special Preview comic with Soulless pin,
and a Game of Thrones NYCC comic preview.

In addition, the NYCC / NOOK Simple TouchTM Giveaway includes The Qwillery necklace and earrings crafted by Cemetery Cat Jewelry:

Silver plate chain holds a pewter Celtic knot with a sterling silver quill and ink charm 
dangling below.. A pewter bat charm highlights.

3rd Winner Picked - Demon Giveaway

Sebrina who said

This is Huge!! Wow!
I'm having a hard time with answering your question, to be honest. I've read so many and LOVED so many....I'm gunna get a headache trying to think of my fave! lol So maybe I'll throw out a couple of my fave's? Here goes: Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison (started #2 recently), Unleashed by Sara Humphreys, All Wounds by Dina James, Edge of Sight by Roxanne St. Claire. All of these, of course, I've read in the last mth, that's why I remember them quickly as being 'my faves'
Thank you for the chance at this most awesome giveaway!
My order of preference:
1. Angels
2. Demons
3. Steampunk
4. NYCC Nook

The Demon Giveaway

The Lords of the Underworld novels by Gena Showalter: The Darkest Night, The Darkest Kiss, The Darkest Pleasure, The Darkest Whisper, The Darkest Passion, The Darkest Lie, The Darkest Secret, and The Darkest Surrender,
a bookmark with a quill crafted by Wicked Lil Pixie Designs

The Demonica novels by Larissa Ione: Pleasure Unbound, Desire Unchained, Passion Unleashed, Ecstasy Unveiled, and Sin Undone.

In addition the Demon Giveaway includes the Tansy necklace crafted by Cemetery Cat Jewelry:

Nestled among silver plate chain are brilliant purple "tanzanite" colored Swarovski crystals and a Victorian style hand . This is all held together by a pewter scrolled Victorian flower pendant. 
Swaying from the pendant is a large teardrop Swarovski crystal of the same color. 16 1/2"

4th Winner Picked - Steampunk Giveaway

Na who said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! I know it came late but you sure know how to celebrate. Thank you for celebrating with your readers. I have so many books I loved this year and many came from authors new to me. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness is one of my favorite.

How I wish I had a US address. If I need the Nook would be my number 1 choice. My preference are:

1. Angel
2. Demon
3. Steampunk
4. Nook

The Steampunk Giveaway

The Native Star and The Hidden Goddess by M.K. Hobson,  
The Doomsday Vault by Steven Harper,
a bookmark with a quill crafted by Wicked Lil Pixie Designs,  
The Buntline Special by Mike Resnick,  
The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack and The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man by Mark Hodder,  
Dead Iron by Devon Monk,
a signed copy of The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross,
and The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook.

In addition, the Steampunk Giveaway includes a Steampunk necklace crafted by Cemetery Cat Jewelry:

Brass chain holds a pendant made of altered art and watch ephemera.

The winners have been notified and have until 11:59PM US Eastern Time on Saturday, December 24, 2011 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly choose a new winner or winners.

Thank you!


  1. congrats to the winners but to be honest i'm really jalous too

  2. Thank you so much. Love JR Ward and can't wait to read this series.
    Thanks again Qwillery, your the best.

  3. Many thanks Sally! I can finally discover the Steampunk genre and see what I've been missing. Happy Holidays :)

  4. Congrats to everyone! So jealous! LOL