So I officially get the “slacker” award. At the Emerald City Writer’s Conference booksigning, a very nice reader came up and asked WHEN I was ever going to get around to giving out the prizes for ENTWINED’s release day giveaway. Oh my gosh! I can’t believe I let that slide! I blame (take your pick): being away at the RWA conference on release day, going on vacation right after conference, all the crap that happened with my previous publisher (and which sucked up all of Aug and most of Sept) as soon as I got home from RWA and vacation, Gremlins going back to school and (fill in the blank…I can come up with a thousand other excuses…I am, after all, a writer). I know none of this makes up for my slackerness, but I do have to tell you that every day since ECWC I’ve been telling myself to get over here and post the winners and every day I sit down at the computer and get distracted by a hundred other things I need to do first.
*sigh* Yes, I am a major slacker to the tenth degree.
HOWEVER…I’m going to make it up to you. Below are the winners from the ENTWINED Release Day contest. Winners, email me at elisabeth (at) elisabethnaughton (dot) com and I’ll get your prize out to you ASAP. (I promise!) BUT…because I feel sooooooooo bad about being so slow on this one, I’m also giving away five books to random commenters on today’s post. Any book from my backlist is yours along with a pile of promo goodies (maybe even chocolate!). I’ll leave this portion of the contest (we’ll call it CONTEST GUILT) open through Thursday, 10/21/10, at which time I’ll choose five random winners to be posted here on Friday.
Does that ease the sting a little? I sure hope so.
So (finally), the winners are…
Flex-light Book Light
Lia Sophia Greek Slide Necklace
Autographed Copy of MARKED
Autographed Copy of ENTWINED
October 17th, 2010 at 8:21 pm · Link
Wow that was a long wait xDD but yay for a new contest!!
October 17th, 2010 at 8:28 pm · Link
I understand how things can get away from you…so I’ll happily accept your slackerness in exchange for this contest 😉
October 17th, 2010 at 8:31 pm · Link
Happy for you that things seem to be setteling down, but I have to say that having to wait a year for Quinn’s book will be nothing less than torture.
October 17th, 2010 at 8:35 pm · Link
I think every now and then, we all deserve the “slacker” award…did I mention that I’m supposed to be working right now? It happens. 😉
Way to get back into the swing of things! Now that your with the new publisher, things should begin to go more smoothly now than the past two months!
October 17th, 2010 at 8:41 pm · Link
I am a writer as well…let me demonstrate:
Ahem…”I would like to win the contest. Annnd scene. THE END”
I believe in the direct approach to my writing! 😆
October 17th, 2010 at 9:19 pm · Link
Your Contest Guilt is our opportunity, so I’m fine with it. 😀
October 17th, 2010 at 9:35 pm · Link
Congrats to all the winners!
Thanks for the new contest and don’t worry about the long wait! I understand there are other obligations that come first!
October 17th, 2010 at 9:56 pm · Link
Welcome back home and to the blogs. I too can certainly understand re your busyness away from home and then “swampland” when you get back home. Time doesn’t stand still!
Thanks also for offering the new contest. That is extremely generous of you, and I would hate to deprive you of the opportunity to be that generous, LOL!
I’ve always felt that a book alone is a great prize to win, but when you throw in other goodies and (possibly) chocolate, how can a girl say no? I ask you! When you mention chocolate, it’s like a vice grip around the throat dragging me to the computer, saying, “Enter, enter, enter! Now!” (or something like that).
I wouldn’t say I’m a “slave” to chocolate, but I wouldn’t say no to it either. After all, don’t they say that chocolate is good for you? I’m sure that must be it. Yes. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it (or would like the chocolate to stick to my tongue, LOL!)….
October 18th, 2010 at 1:15 am · Link
We’ve all been extreme slackers some time in our lives! Glad it’s clearing up for you a bit, and thanks for holding a new contest. 🙂
October 18th, 2010 at 3:20 am · Link
Life happens sometimes. I am happy for the new contest though. Can’t wait for the next Guardian book!!
October 18th, 2010 at 4:42 am · Link
Totally understandable. 😉 Life has a way of doing that at times. Btw – just started reading “Marked” and I am addicted.
October 18th, 2010 at 6:58 am · Link
Congratulations to the winners!
Ms Naughton, I’m sure we all understand how you would be distracted by life and its concerns–no apologies needed, at all!
Here’s hoping things calm down a bit soonest.
October 18th, 2010 at 9:06 am · Link
Please sign me up for the contest.
I can’t wait for the next guardian book.
October 18th, 2010 at 9:48 am · Link
I am a new reader and loved Marked I look forward to reading Entwined it is a nice escape from everyday live 😉
October 18th, 2010 at 9:59 am · Link
My summer went by in a blur too, so no worries okay? Thanks tons for my book light, Elisabeth, will get an email right out to you.
October 18th, 2010 at 11:11 am · Link
Slackerness excused. Just keep writing fantastic books and I think we’ll all forgive you!
October 18th, 2010 at 12:12 pm · Link
Congrats to the winners. And sometimes things just happen that cause delays. Nothing you can do about it.
October 18th, 2010 at 12:27 pm · Link
“Slack Happens.” I can certainly relate to this! I get distracted by so many things sometimes I wonder how I get anything done.
October 18th, 2010 at 1:29 pm · Link
As a working Mom, you are allowed a certain amout of forgetfullness and to be distracted by other things. Thanks for letting us be the receipients of your goodies!!!
Patiently waiting for the next book!
October 18th, 2010 at 2:03 pm · Link
Hey don’t feel bad….I forgot too! haha 😉 Really, no worries. Life happens 🙂
October 18th, 2010 at 2:14 pm · Link
Woohoo! I actually JUST finished Entwined a couple nights ago. And all I can say is, OMG. I CAN’T WAIT FOR BOOK THREE.
I’d love to win something of yours I haven’t read — heck, I’d love to win another copy of the Eternal Guardians books just to host a giveaway on Book-Addicts.com…you know, pass the love and all. 🙂
October 18th, 2010 at 2:18 pm · Link
Slacking is normal….especially with so much going on 😉
I have to say….I just started reading Marked and I LOVE it thus far!!! Can’t wait to go home tonight and read more!
Yay for contests!!!
October 18th, 2010 at 2:35 pm · Link
No need to feel guilty about anything. You’re a wanted woman, so of course you’re going to be in high demand. Thanks for the contest since none of us can have too many books. Plus, with the holiday fast approaching it would be great if some of the chocolate coming into my home could actually be mine instead of for the little beggars.
October 18th, 2010 at 4:41 pm · Link
Wow – you sure have been busy!! Thanks for the giveaway!
October 18th, 2010 at 8:29 pm · Link
Thanks for the great giveaway. Congrats to the winners.
October 18th, 2010 at 10:23 pm · Link
Congrats winners!!! 😀
I understand distractions… I will sit down and say I have to do such & such and forget within 5 mins… I learned I have to keep notes near my computer to remember some things…
October 18th, 2010 at 10:35 pm · Link
I always like contests!!!
October 19th, 2010 at 9:10 am · Link
You are seriously making up for it, I love someone that can say wow I really F-ed that one up, it takes a strong personality indeed.
Also just wanted to say I downloaded Marked for free way back when (dont really remember) on my nook. I was buried in catching up on a few series since I just starting read about two years ago (crazy I know) but anyway I LOVED marked Ive read Inone, Hamilton, & Kenyon to name just a few, and marked was just as great for a start into an imaginary paradise. Already gobbled up Entwined and can not wait for the next, nice cliffhanger by the way!
October 19th, 2010 at 11:35 am · Link
congrats to the winners 😀 and who could say no to a contest? not me *gg*
October 19th, 2010 at 12:24 pm · Link
Congrats to all the winners. Can not wait for book three. I love contests, sign me up. 😉
October 19th, 2010 at 3:54 pm · Link
Thanks for the giveaway. Count me in, please.
October 19th, 2010 at 8:41 pm · Link
Finally ! i didn’t win again 😥
And fingers crossed i will win in this new contest 😉
October 19th, 2010 at 8:48 pm · Link
Thankyou for another contest
October 20th, 2010 at 12:34 am · Link
I always get distracted if I go on the internet. Click on any interesting link and 20 minutes later I have no idea what it was I intended on doing. Love free books so please enter me in the contest.
October 20th, 2010 at 1:35 pm · Link
Yay contest!!! And I know I need lots more free time too.
October 20th, 2010 at 1:44 pm · Link
I never slack. I indefinitely procrastinate. 😀
October 20th, 2010 at 2:11 pm · Link
Thanks for having another wonderful contest and congratulations to those winners listed above. I’d love to win any of your books.
October 20th, 2010 at 2:40 pm · Link
Congratulations to all the winners….I wanna be one too! Pweese
October 20th, 2010 at 3:52 pm · Link
Yay! New Contest! …I love contests…&& the books!! 😀
October 20th, 2010 at 4:02 pm · Link
Everybody should get to slack off occasionally. Thanks for writing such great books.
October 20th, 2010 at 4:10 pm · Link
You are busy with the new book and so you are entitled to slack (a better word would be “relax” a bit. 😉
October 20th, 2010 at 4:50 pm · Link
Is this one of those “only enter once” contests or can we enter as often as we’d like? 😉
October 20th, 2010 at 4:51 pm · Link
Cuz if it will increase the chance of winning I’ll enter as often as needed!
October 20th, 2010 at 4:52 pm · Link
People will be all, “Give her a book and shut her up already!” 😛
October 21st, 2010 at 10:43 am · Link
I would love to be entered. Thank you dear.
October 21st, 2010 at 10:48 am · Link
I cant wait for the next book to come out. hope i win lol
October 21st, 2010 at 10:48 am · Link
Don’t think of it as slacking off…I much prefer to call it conserving my energy levels. 😉