Monday, August 22, 2011

'Tis the Season--of Swag!

It's Swag Season, which means it's time for another giveaway! If you happen to be a (freaking lucky) newcomer, let me explain what this is:

The Season of Swag is the 5th season, the OTHER white meat giving season, if you will. And it lasts for an entire year, right up until the release of my YA debut, Of Poseidon (OP), which is set to assault bookstores in Spring of 2012 (Feiwel and Friends).

To participate in the Season of Swag (and therefore be eligible to win, you know, swag) you must do this:

1.) Become a follower of my blog.
2.) Follow me on Twitter.
3.) Tweet about the Season of Swag and include my Twitter handle (@ByAnnaBanks) so I can confirm you've been a good little Tweeter and followed the oh-so-easy rules.

In two weeks, I'll enlist to pick my winner. In addition, the winner of each monthly giveaway will also qualify for a chance to win the Grand Swag: A mountain of all things OP, including a hardcover copy signed by MOI (for those of you who don't speak southern, MOI means me).

Now, for this month's swaggish giveaway: A signed copy of Ann Aguirre's Enclave, which is wholly awesome. Don't believe me? This is the first sentence: I was born during the second holocaust. And. I'm. Hooked.  Still not convinced? Then by all means, read the 150+ Amazon reviews for Enclave. Then maybe you'll come to your senses!

And did I mention THIS copy is signed???

Now, run along and do your very bestest to win.

And remember, this is just the beginning. For the rest of Swag Season, be on the lookout for more book giveaways, including more series and some signed copies, gift cards, and critiques.
So, no matter if you're in Mexico, Greenland, or NYC, 'tis the season of Swag!


  1. Tweeted! Consider me entered. Thanks, Anna! Looking forward to reading OP!

  2. Tweeted (or rather, retweeted you). Thank you so much for this giveaway!

  3. I LOVED ENCLAVE! A signed copy would be awesome! I'm off to tweet!

  4. Ohhh, I want it! I'm already following you here and on Twitter. Will RT and tweet this much. Thanks!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Follow blog Andreat78
    Follow twitter @BookishAndrea
    I tweeted

  6. YES PLEASE! I WANT! :0)
    I've tweeted and retweeted you! :0)

  7. Yep, I'm hooked to! I am tweeting and I'll have to do a post on this too because I really want to win! OOOH, it sounds so good!

  8. Hey guys, thanks for dropping by and spreading the word! :) You won't be sorry; this book is AWESOME. When I went to buy it, the bookstore had to order more because they had already sold out! They told me they couldn't keep it on the shelves! :) And did I mention it's NOW signed by THE Ann Aguirre? :)

  9. Ooo! I need more Ann Aguire books!

  10. Oh, thanks for the giveaway!
    Twitter: Angel909Reviews
    -Angel Snyder

  11. Awesome giveaway. I've been dying to read Enclave!

    Twitter: Sparima

  12. Great giveaway! Thanks for being awesome. I followed you on Twitter and blog (before I saw the giveaway) yeah, so that rocks ;) Will be tweeting soon!

  13. done all these things. i've heard all great things about ENCLAVE and would love to win! :)

  14. I love your sidebar with all the fish that come to play with my mouse arrow! :) So cute!

    I'll have to enter the next contest. I already have ENCLAVE (albeit not signed)...I just have to make time to read it, lol!

    I'm really glad to find out about you so early into your writing career and can't wait to see you flourish over the next few months and follow your journey! :)

  15. ohhhh I want it!
    I tweeted :)!/JMWriting/status/106779259086979072

    AWESOME prize!

    jennimerritt.writing (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. I'd loved to win a signed copy. Thanks for the chance :-)

    I'm a blog/twitter follower and I tweeted.

  17. Shared this giveaway on my blog today! YAY! Love your season of swag contests. You give away some great books!

  18. 1.) Become a follower of my blog. DONE
    2.) Follow me on Twitter. DONE
    3.) Tweet about the Season of Swag and include my Twitter handle (@ByAnnaBanks) DONE

  19. Stalking your blog...check
    Stalking your tweets...check
    Tweets about the Season of the Swag...check

    Whew...pick me!pick me! pick me!

    Absolutely love your blog all due to Abby Fowers!!!

  20. Best book EVER!. I retweeted!!!

    Americangirlie1991 at yahoo dot com

  21. Anna, I can't enter your contest because I'm not a twit, twitter or whatever, yet. I see you have a lot more followers than last time I checked, and I'm getting a few, but need lots more. Some blog contests like the Awesome August Blog Hop (closes on the 31st and reopens in September with another name) don't require tweeting, so I'm trying those before I give up and start tweeting. Let me know if you try one like that. started it.
    Also let me know if you think twitter gets better results. I can't wait to see that book cover. It has to have some blue on it.

  22. I caved. I became a twit just for you. Consider me entered in your contest!

  23. YAY! GFC Krystal Larson
    twitter Icecream1891 and I tweeted :) thank you so much! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom