Monday, 14 February 2011

200 Followers I heart ♥ You Ce-le-bra-tion!

Hello friends, thank you so much to all of those who joined and followed me, and good old blogger friends who've always been there to support me.  The contest will have to close by Wednesday, 16 February since I have now reached 200.  The winners will be announced on 18 February.  Hugs to you all!

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Oooops, is it Valentine's Day today?  If you think this is a Valentine post, you are wrooooonnnggg!!! *snorts*  But since it's Valentine's Day, I thought I'd call this my 200 Followers I heart ♥ You Celebration!

The truth?  I am now getting very close to reaching 200 followers, woot-woot!!!  I am really very pleased to have gained so many friends in blogland.  You all rock!  And I hope you all know you do!

To show you my gratitude and lurve, I am giving away four awesome books.  The first three are all adorable, beautifully-written stories by the most amazing authors.  I love all of them, each has got a unique story to tell.  I would like to pass them on to you and let you experience them too.

The fourth one is a book on writing by a well-respected author and editor.

Drumroll please...

The Sunday Times Bestseller, Welcome to my World by Miranda Dickinson
This is one beautiful love story you wouldn't want to miss!

Another beautiful and funny love story, Head Over Heels by Jill Mansell
How would you handle it if the man who just moved in next door to you is the man you were so in love with years ago?

One of my Jodi Picoult favourites, Keeping Faith.
Find out if Faith is really talking to angels!


Becoming a Writer
by Dorothea Brande

To win any of these books, all you have to do is:

Follow me = 1 point
Already a Follower = 1 point

Post on your Facebook Wall = 1 point
Tweet = 1 point
Both = 2 points

Post on you blog - 2 points

After following and earning points, please leave me a comment with your name, e-mail address and link to your blog and points earned and the order of your book choices.  It is important that you send me your e-mail address and blog (URL) address as sometimes Blogger won't let me get to your blog by just clicking on the tiny icons on the 'Followers' list.

My husband will pick the names for me.  For those earning 5 points, your names will be included in the raffle pot for all four books.  If you earn 3 to 4 points, your names will be in the pot for the next three book prizes.  If you earn 2 points and below, your names will be in the raffle pot for the last two book prizes.

This is open internationally.  Please do not worry if you are based outside USA or the UK, your prize will be sent to you by post (mail).

Winners will be picked once I reach 200 Followers!  ♫♬♪happy dance♯♪♭ ☺

I wish I could give books to everybody ☹ I feel awful ☹ having to do a raffle but I hope whoever wins will enjoy these amazing books! ☺

A HUGE thank you to all of you!

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There's an additional book from my good friend, Theresa Milstein:

An autographed copy of Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin

Yay! Thank you, Theresa!


Glynis said...

How wonderful, congratulations! Well I am a follower. I will tweet this and facebook my friends. Now all I have to do is blog about it! Happy Valentine's, Len. x♥x

Old Kitty said...

200 followers soon and growing!! Yay!!

Awwww you are a STAR for having such a fab giveaway too!! All the best and good luck everyone!! take care!! HAPPY VALENTINE'S!!

Margo Benson said...

I know I've popped in here before, maybe we've said Hi as Crusaders? Anyway,I'm following now and very pleased to meet you!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Margo Benson said...

PS: I didn't do the link thing!

I'll blog about you too....

Gemma said...

wow len! reach to the top!? happy for you!:))

betchai said...

hey, congratulations Len, you've come a long way in blogging and so proud of you. am happy to see you enjoying the world of blogosphere. miss you. hope all is well. take care.

CherylAnne Ham said...

Hi Len. Yippee!!! Hope you reach 200 followers soon. I'm already a follower and I've just tweeted and FB'd this :) I will blog about it on Tuesday for a total 5 points (if you're not already at 200).

My blog is
and email is cherylanneblogs (at) gmail (dot) com. If I win, I'm all about the Jodi Picoult book. Looks like a fun read. :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Sounds like a wonderful contest. Hope you get lots of new followers.

Theresa Milstein said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Len!

I'm posting this contest on my blog tomorrow/Monday. Stay tuned!

I'm also linking this on Facebook.

I'm an old follower, so I guess this is 5 points.

(I'll put this on my sidebar too, for good measure.)

Deniz Bevan said...

Here's my link!
Posted on FB too :-) Already a follower, too, so let me see... math... 4 points!
Hmm, no real preference for the books, except I'd love the Brande one!

Kittie Howard said...

Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm happy to follow you back. You have a lovely blog and will reach 200 soon!

The Words Crafter said...

Congratulations on the nearly 200! I'm an older follower and tomorrow, I'll put you on my sidebar. Gonna post on facebook now :)

E.C. Smith said...

Hey Len...big wave from a fellow crusader. Congrats on nearly 200!

Jules said...

Happy Valentines Day and congrats on almost reaching 200 :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Mason Canyon said...

Len, nice to meet you via Glynis. Happy Valentine's Day and good luck on reaching your 200 goal.

Thoughts in Progress

Rachael Harrie said...

Hey Len, great contest, and congrats on your (almost) 200 followers :) I'll pass on the prizes, but wanted to stop by and cheer you on to your goal :)



Jessica Bell said...

Congrats on the followers, Len! That's magnificant! :o) I'm an old follower and I've FB'ed :o) So that's 2 points to me:!/author.j.bell/posts/172726916106437

L'Aussie said...

Hey Len, this is great and thx for making it international. I love all the books you've offered but I have the Jodi Picoult already if I should be so lucky to have my name drawn.

I'll have 5 points Len as I have time to do all the things - fb, tweet, blog and I've been a follower for awhile.

You're a lovely blogger and I"m sure you'll reach 200 in the twinkle of an eye.


L'Aussie said...

Oh, sorry, my email:

Cinders said...

Hi, it's nice to meet you. We're already following each other. I'm sure you will reach 200 soon!

Rachel Firasek said...

Hi! Fellow crusader here, and good luck on the follow contest. Newest member as of now! Lol.

Kulsuma said...

thank you for the wonderful giveaway and good luck on reaching 200 followers. You're nearly there! I'm a new follower via GFC and I blogged here:
Book order: 2, 1, 4, 3

Constance said...

Go crusaders :-)

Conversations with Self: 200 Followers I heart ♥ You Ce-le-bra-tion! Book give away!! :-) great blog!

And followed site :-)

2 points for me (about to go to bed)

but i don't need the prizes :-)

just saying hi and hello

from a crusader

gideon 86 said...

Congrats! I just four away myself .... WOOT!

3 points for me (old follower and tweeted @ DAK86)

I would love to win Welcome to My World.

email: mculi at aol dot com

Margo Berendsen said...

Oh, I love Jodi Picoult! I'm not familiar with the others, but it's wonderful to discover new books! I am a follower already (though very new, thanks to the crusade)

Kulsuma said...

Whoops sorry- please don't count me in for Welcome to my World as I just realised I have that one! Yay:)

Jamie Burch said...

Congratulations! You are almost there and I'm sure will gain many more followers along the way. This is a wonderful giveaway! Lots of lovely choices.

+1 - Old follower

I'll put this on my sidebar, too.

Happy Valentine's Day, Len!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Congrats on hitting 200 followers! :-)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh, you're so close! I'm already a follower but I did just Tweet it. :)

Raquel Byrnes said...

Fellow Crusader here...what a great set of prizes! Count me in...follower as of now.

Len Lambert said...

Nearly there!!! Thanks so much, guys! I will keep this open for 2 days to give the others a chance. Nice meeting you all *hugs*

Summer Ross said...

wonderful giveaway! 200 followers is an awesome mark

Marieke said...

Congrats on your almost 200 followers! :D

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway, at the moment you are 1 away from 200 followers :)
+1: I am a new follower
+1 Facebook:
+1 Twitter:!/YearofTiger86/status/37244040193904641
+2 blog:
blog url:
Head Over Heels, Welcome to My World, Keeping Faith
Krysta Banco

Angela Felsted said...

Congratulations on all your followers. And what a great giveaway.

Ciara said...

I'm a follower and it says 200 now! Woot! I stopped by from Rach's blog. Nice to meet a fellow crusader. :)

Lynda Young said...

Congrats on reaching 200!!
I'm an old follower, but I won't enter the competition this time around. Good luck to every who has entered!

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on 200 Followers! :)

Len Lambert said...

Thank you guys! You are all awesome! Woo-hoo!

I've got an additional book to give away from a dear friend, Theresa! Will be posting it above. :) Thank you, Theresa! :)

gideon 86 said...

YOU, made 200 today ... CONGRATS! It's both our lucky days I finally made got the last few followers and now i'm over... YAY!

SUCH a great Valentine's Day in the blog world...


Dan said...

Hello, Fellow Crusader! Congrats on 200. I'm 202.


Ben Langhinrchs said...

Glad to follow you, although you are now up to 204. I am a fellow crusader, and write middle grade fantasy. Looking forward to getting to know you better.

Tanya Reimer said...

just came in to say hi to a fellow crusader. I talked to myself in the mirror once too, and freaked my mom out. She thought there was a ghost in the room.. LOL.

J.C. Martin said...

Found you through the Crusade! Hello, fellow Crusader! congratulations on hitting 200! I'm aiming to get there too with a contest of my own! Just check out my blog!

Also, I'll add your contest to my blog's contest directory! :)

LindyLouMac said...

Well Len it certainly looks like have a giveaway does wonders for your follower numbers! I am already a follower, will tweet and FB mention and add you to sidebar of my blog as a blog I read. I hope this counts.

Shari said...

I don't know if it's still open or not, but I would love to win Jodi Piccoult's book or BECOME A WRITER. I tweeted, FB'd and I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway fellow crusader!

Margo Kelly said...

Congrats on exceeding 200! YAY! I'm a new follower, from the crusade, and would love to win a book. YAY!
margokelly (a)


CherylAnne Ham said...

Whoa, you've already passed 200 - Good for you. I didn't even get a chance to post it on my blog today. (so take those 2 point off my score) :)

Very happy for you. That Rocks!

Theresa Milstein said...

You're up to 218 - WoW!

Susan Fields said...

Congratulations on 200+ followers!

Lisa Potts said...

Congrats on the follower milestone!

I'm an old follower and have posted your giveaway on my sidebar@, so I guess that's 3 entries.

I haven't read Keeping Faith yet, but the writing book looks good too.

Talli Roland said...

Yay Len! Sorry I'm a bit late to chim here, but a big congratulations! Great contest! :)

Laura Pauling said...

I followed and tweeted!


Lola Sharp said...

Wow! How generous. :) CONGRATS on all your followers!

I'm sorry I haven't been here before. *pouts* I try to follow every person back, but sometimes if they don't leave a comment or a bunch come at once, someone slips through the cracks. I feel terrible that you were following me and I hadn't been here. Please accept my apologies.
And I'm here now, #223, here to stay. :)

I wish I knew about this earlier because I would have pimped it on my blog. But I can (and will) go tweet right now.

tweet-1 (@LolaSharp)

Thanks for stopping by and saying hello, so I could follow you back here to your lovely blog.

J.L. Campbell said...

I just happened by here from another blog, but I'm glad I did because you are also a crusader. Gonna add myself as a follower.

Ann said...

Congratulations Len. I am delighted for you. I missed your contest. I am so sorry about that. The prizes look wonderful. Have been out of it with this flu. Am trying to focus and get myself back on track if only for a shortwhile today. *Clapping and waving* in delight for your milestone.

Trisha said...

I've got one point, for already being a follower! :D

Name: Trisha
Email: tay [dot] sedai [at] gmail [dot] com