My Favorite Things Event Announcement!

Candaces Book Blog
*Thank you Lori at Pure Imagination for the button*

Hello my lovely readers!  I hope that the winter hasn’t treated you too badly, but if it has then I have an announcement to perk you up!  Last year in June I did a Favorite Things Event where I spotlighted some of my favorite books and authors (and a few other things) and did a lot of giveaway’s in celebration of my birthday.  It was a lot of fun and was my first venture into planning an event alone.  This year I have a co-host!  And it’s going to be bigger (MUCH bigger!) and better then last year!  Kristin from My Bookish Ways wanted to do an event with me and I suggested this one since I was planning on doing it again.  Well, she’s been awesome!  She jumped right in and started on the planning.  This year the event is running from May 23rd to July 1st.  BUT we’re getting such a great response from authors and publishers that we may have to extend it! 

Now the Event has begun and you can find the full schedule of events and giveaways HERE.

Tentative Schedule :

May 23rd-27  Steampunk
May 30th- June 17th Paranormal, Urban fantasy, Fantasy and Horror.  Because so many of those genre’s blend together we’ve decided to just do them together.
June 20th- 24th Historical Fiction
June 27th-July 1st Dystopia

So what are we doing, exactly?  Well, we’ve spoken with authors, publishers, agents… you know, all those awesome book people, and we have  interviews, guest posts and giveaways planned.  We’ll also be doing reviews of books that fit the genre’s we’re featuring.

And We Want YOU:

We’re looking for a few people to do guest posts about the different genre’s we’re spotlighting.  We would like to have a few book lover’s give their thoughts on why they may love that genre.

We are also hoping to get a few people to sponsor giveaways for the international folks.  We’re getting a lot of books for giveaway, but if the authors or pubs aren’t mailing them, we are and the costs are way too high to ship those books around the world.  We are trying to come up with some different ways we can have some international giveaways included.  If your interested in sponsoring one let me know.  candace_redinger(at)yahoo(dot)com

If you are interested in sponsoring a giveaway you could do it with a guest post and we would link to your blog (or whatever site you would like).  If you don’t want to do a guest post then I will be making it clear with the giveaway who is sponsoring it and it will link to your blog, or if you don’t have a blog then wherever you would like. 

Do you have a website or etsy you would like featured?  We’d be happy to have you!  Remember we are being genre specific so your item would need to fit the theme.  If you have an etsy and make jewelry then you would want to make sure your jewelry fit one of the themes listed above (just an example).  Please contact me if you have questions or are interested. candace_redinger(at)yahoo(dot)com

We’re doing teasers of the some of the books and items we’ll be spotlighting.  Be sure to keep an eye open for more of these.  I’ll also keep this post up to date with all the goings on of the event.  Closer to the time we’ll be listing the features and giveaways on this post.  So be sure to grab the button (image at top of post) and check back!  For now here is just a small (very small!) teaser of some of the books we’ll be spotlighting.  Want more of a teaser?  Kristin posted one too!  Head over and check her teaser out as well.  See?  Some AWESOME books, huh?!

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  1. Very exciting! I’d love to do a guest post on the connection between historical fiction and fantasy! Feel free to email me 😉
    Good luck, and can’t wait!

  2. Awesome upcoming things going on here! If you are still looking for guest posts about the different genre’s, specifically dystopia or fantasy, I’d love to participate!

    Please feel free to shoot me an email if you want to talk more.

    gsarnak410 (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Hi Candace!

    I’d love to participate in any way possible. Now that I have more time to read, I’d like to get back into blogging.

    Your blog is lovely!

  4. Ooer! I just love the chosen genres! Hey i just introduced a new meme called Genre Sundays..and one of those genres was going to my next pick..could i guest post? And could i include a feature about the event on my blog too? (I won’t be able to help with the giveaway..:( sowie..)
    Event sounds like fun..!!

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