Christmas at Esther's Ever After: Kick Off

For a few weeks now, I've been putting together a big event and celebration for late December!

Not too long ago, I hit 1000 followers on the blog and that is DEFINITELY one reason to celebrate! As well, I just LOVE the Christmas season, partially because it's also my birthday! I'm a special Christmas baby, so it's pretty much a given that I adore everything Christmas-y!

And I figured, what better way to celebrate than with a special blog event, including guest posts, interviews, top lists, and giveaways?!

By the way, Giselle from Book Nerd made the lovely banner up above as well as the button in my sidebar for this event because she's wonderful that way! :)

Starting today with this kick off post and for the next 3 weeks you can expect new posts from a number of friends, bloggers, and authors along with a number of giveaways. Today I'm including the schedule below so you can have an idea of what to expect, and I'm opening up the main giveaways starting today! You can enter on the Rafflecopter form below. :) There is one large, main giveaway which will take place for the duration of the event, as well as a few smaller and shorter special giveaways which are associated with certain guest posts (for example, an author giving away their book)

December 20 Jodi Lamm (author of Titan Magic) guest post & special giveaway
December 21  Ashley's favourite contemporaries
December 22 Giselle's Top 5 Holiday Movies
December 23 Book Blogger Exchange Questionnaire with Michele
December 26 Zahida (Canadian Girl) talks about how her favourite book characters are spending the holidays
December 27 My highly anticipated 2012 branching out books
December 28 Danya from A Book Tapestry
December 29 Author Interview with M.R. Merrick (author of Exiled) & special giveaway
December 30 Brenna's Top Reads for 2011 & special giveaway
January 2  Michele's list of book to TV/movie adaptions
January 3 Author Interview with Jennifer L. Armentrout (author of Half-Blood) & special giveaway
January 4  K.C. Neal (author of Pyxis) guest post & special giveaway
January 5 Wendy's Top 2011 Books
January 6 Sheenah Freitas (author of Chosen) guest post + final post

ONE Grand Prize (US/Canada only) which is a BIG box of books and swag. It will include some 2012 ARCs, finished copies, swag, etc. Expect at least 5 books in this one.

ONE Runner's Up Prize (US/Canada only) which is another box of books but will be smaller and have fewer prizes. You can probably expect at least 3 books in this one.

TWO Swag Packs (International) which will include a variety of signed and unsigned swag, such as booksmarks, magnets, stickers, etc.

Runs from December 19, 2011 to January 6, 2012 and you can enter by going to my Contest page, by clicking the Contest button in the navigation bar below my header. Or just click here.


Giselle said...

Awesome event! Love the banner you made! :)

Xpresso Reads

miki said...

great event, i hope some of the small giveaway for books will be open worldwide

Megan at Book Brats said...

Great event! And that banner is really cool. Congrats on 1000 followers, too!
Book Brats

Anonymous said...

Looks like you have lots of great stuff planned, can't wait!

Brenna said...

Miki, and all other international readers, there will be quite a few prizes which will be available worldwide :) The two swag packs in the main, big giveaway are open WW, as well as a few books later on! :)

A Canadian Girl said...

That's such a cute banner! Looking forward to seeing everybody's posts and congrats on getting to 1000 followers, Brenna!

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