My Pay it Foward Contest


I will try to explain this where it makes sense. Carolyn did something on her blog called Pay It Foward. In plain old terms what it means is, if you win in the giveaway that I am going to do then you will also do a giveaway on your blog within the year. And whoever wins on your blog will also do one..and so on and so on.

So this is MY Pay it Foward since I won a lovely prize on Carolyn's.

One Grand Prize Winner will win a box of books from me. They aren't spanking new books, but I keep them all in very good condition. Here is the list of books that one lucky winner will win from me:

Total of 13 books!!

See No Evil by Allison Brennan
Bloodstream by Tess Gerritsen
You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Noone Heard Her Scream by Jordan Dane
The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle
Away by Amy Bloom
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kid
Confessions of a Wicked Woman by Susanna Carr
Hands on by Amie Stewart
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Cop by Cara Summers (Blaze)
Packed with Pleasure by Lori Wilde (Blaze)

HERE'S What You Do to Win:
In the comments section
1. List 5 books that you've recently read that were excellent
2. List 5 upcoming books that you are dying to read
3. Tell me your favorite genre and whether or not you would enjoy mysteries and thrillers
4. Agree to do a Pay it Foward within the next year on your blog

Multiple posts will not increase your chances on winning. I will use Random.org to pick a winner but to be entered you must do the 4 above things.

Contest ends on Friday May 9th, 2008. Must enter by May 8th to be entered.


  1. Oh, my dear friend Rachael, this is a fabulous contest! I made a little note of it on my blog. :)

  2. 1. List 5 books that you've recently read that were excellent.
    a.The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
    b.Fatal Shadows by Josh Lanyon
    c.Magic Lost Trouble found by Lisa Shearin
    d. Kiss of Crimson by Lara Adrian
    e. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
    2. List 5 upcoming books that you are dying to read
    a. The winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
    b. Visions of Heat(?) Book 2 in the Psy/Changling World by Nalini Singh
    c.Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
    d.Biting the Bullet by Jennifer Rardin
    e. A Dangerous Thing by Josh Lanyon
    3. Tell me your favorite genre and whether or not you would enjoy mysteries and thrillers
    I love anything paranormal or romance and a good mystery thriller you can't beat ;0)
    4. Agree to do a Pay it Foward within the next year on your blog
    I've already done this on my blog once and really enjoyed it!

  3. Thanks for the shout out on your blog Wendy!

    Sarai great job! I love to see what books everyone is enjoying so it's interesting to see what everyone will put. I've never heard of Jennifer Donnelly. I'll have to look her up! :)

  4. Rachael I have a review up on my blog under the DIK stuff. I really did love that book *sigh*

  5. oooh! An excellent pay it forward contest! I'm not entering, since I won one so recently myself (It wasn't my idea!!)

  6. I love pay it forward thingies. What a lovely idea.

    5 recently read excellent books
    1. Warprize - Elizabeth Vaughan
    2. Master of Obsidian - Jamie Craig
    3. Smoke Thief - Shana Abe
    4. No Rest for the Wicked - Kresley Cole
    5. Undeniable Magnetism - Bonnie Dee

    5 books I can't wait to get my hands on
    1. To Taste Temptation - Elizabeth Hoyt
    2. Lover Enshrined - JR Ward
    3. Dark Needs at Night's Edge - Kresley Cole
    4. Promises Reveal - Sarah McCarty
    5. What a Scoundrel Wants - Carrie Lofty

    Fav genre? Hmm. All things romance. Specially historical, paranormal, erotica and m/m.

    Willing to pay it forward? You betcha!

    CJ from The Trillionth Page sent me. Yay CJ! :)

    Now I am off to post this on my blog. *g*

  7. Hi Sula! Thanks so much for coming! Great list!

  8. What a fantastic idea. I'd have no problem paying it forward :)

    5 recently read books that I loved

    Hold Tight By Harlan Coben
    Quicksand by Iris Johansen
    Murder is Binding by Lorna Barett
    Trudy's Promise by Marcia Preston
    Stalked by Brian Freeman

    5 Upcoming books I can't wait for

    Cross Country by James Patterson
    The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
    Night Stalker by James Swain
    Unsolved by Brian Freeman
    Nothing to Lose by Lee Child

    My favorite genre ~~ Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense

  9. 1. List 5 books that you've recently read that were excellent.
    a. Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
    b. Tarnished Beauty by Cecilia Samartin
    c. Ouran Host Club vol. 1 by Bisco Hatori
    d. Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
    e. Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle

    2. List 5 upcoming books that you are dying to read.
    a. Demon Flowers: Kuruizaki no Hana vol. 3 by Mizuki Hakase
    b. The Touch of Twilight by Vicki Pettersson
    c. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
    d. Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce
    e. Delicious by Sherry Thomas

    3. Tell me your favorite genre and whether or not you would enjoy mysteries and thrillers.
    My favorite genre is cyberpunk, but I read from zillions of different genres - including both mysteries and thrillers.

    4. Agree to do a Pay it Forward within the next year on your blog.
    If I win, I promise to hold a Pay it Foward contest on my blog within a year.

  10. I forgot to add: Wendy sent me here. Muchas gracias a ella.

  11. Hi Lori! I LOVE Harlan Coben and havent read his new book yet. So glad to know it was good. I read Brian Freeman's Immoral but havent read his second or third book yet. He reminded me alot of Coben! Have you tried Lisa Gardner's books? Very good!! Lori did you hear about this contest on someone's blog?

    Hi Livi! I have Change of Heart in my TBR pile. Can't wait to read it! Thanks Wendy for sending Livi!

  12. I really enjoyed Change of Heart, but people who have read other Picoult books told me it was formulaic. *shrug*

    I also tagged you for a meme on my blog, if you want to participate.

  13. I am definitely in for paying it forward! I love have contests on my blog...you only have to check out the ones I have had so far to see that ;)

    1. List 5 books that I've recently read that were excellent

    - Frostbite by Richelle Mead
    - Personal Demons by Stacey Kane
    - Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
    - Dying in Style by Elaine Viets
    - Rogue by Rachel Vincent

    2. 5 upcoming books that I am dying to read.

    - One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
    - Lover Enshrined by J. R. Ward
    - From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
    - Undead and Unworthy by MaryJanice Davidson
    - Dragon Wytch by Yasmine Galenorn

    3. MY favorite genre is Paranormal Urban Fantasy. I do like Horrors and Thrillers too though and have quite a few books on my bookshelf that fall into that genre.

    4. I agree to pay it forward!

    Oh and this is a great contest idea!

  14. Hi Livi! I saw, just havent had a chance to post too yet. Thanks for tagging me.

    Hi Amber! Thanks for visiting me! I love your blog. So colorful and attractive! AWESOME list. Most of those books are on my wish list too. I am dying to get my hands on Dragon Wytch! I read Yasmine's last book and loved it. I am new to her and havent read the first two yet. I have them in my TBR pile. So many books, so little time!

  15. Wow, what a cool idea...great contest idea!

  16. Hi Rowena! Did you want to enter the contest? If so just answer the questions under Rules on the other page.

  17. I think the pay it forward concept is great, what a lovely idea!

    Five recent excellent reads:
    - High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
    - Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
    - Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
    - Thriller ed. by James Patterson
    - Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
    Five upcoming reads:
    - Turning Angel by Greg Iles
    - Sister of My Heart
    - My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
    - The Five People You Meet in Heaven
    - Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrel
    Favourite genre:
    A tie between literary fiction and suspense thrillers - I tend to go back and forth!
    Pay it forward:
    I definitely agree to do this within the year, I think it's a great idea!

  18. Hi Cathleen! Some great books listed there. Greg Iles is one of my favorite authors!

    Do you have a blog Cathleen? When I clicked on your name it didnt lead me to one. You need a blog to enter this contest since the winner will run a Pay it Foward Contest on their blog if they win. If you have one, can you post the link to it please. Thanks. :)

  19. The contest is now over.


  20. omg, squeeeee! What a fantastic way to end what has been a grueling week. You can't see me, but I am hopping up and down in my chair. Good thing I have a private office. lol.

    I'd like to thank the Academy...oh wait. Wrong speech.

    THANK YOU to Rachael for running such a cool contest. I promise to pay it forward in the very near future. Now I must go ponder how to possible top the awesomeness of a box o' books.

    yay books! yay reading! yay book lovers and reading friends!

  21. You're too sweet Sula! I am so happy this cheered you up and brought happiness to your day! You deserve it and enjoy all these books!! :)

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