Thursday, April 14, 2011

The "Happy Birthday Mr. Enamored Soul" Giveaway

Okay, ladies and gentlemen - time for my FIRST GIVEAWAY! So I've only been blogging a few weeks. But I've come to realize that bloggers tend to be such incredibly weird people. We celebrate our milestones not by rewarding ourselves, but by doing giveaway for others - but then again, perhaps it is not that weird, given that happiness and joy grow exponentially when shared with others.

So, as some of you may know (and now all of you will), I'm the luckiest person on the face of this planet because I have Mr. Enamored Soul in my life. To say he makes my world a better place is an understatement, because he IS my world, he IS my life! So, I'm hosting my first giveaway in honor of his upcoming birthday on April 22nd - to me, that day is more important than my own birthday, Christmas and New Years combined!

So, here's what you can win (you get to pick ONE of these fabulous books!) :


 Title: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks


Synopsis: The Notebook, a Southern-fried story of love-lost-and-found-again, revolves around a single time-honored romantic dilemma: will beautiful Allison Nelson stay with Mr. Respectability (to whom she happens to be engaged), or will she hook up with Noah, the romantic rascal she left so many years ago? We're not telling, but you have two guesses and the first one doesn't count. Decades later, after Allison develops Alzheimer's, her beau uses "the notebook" to read her the story of the great love she's plumb forgot.

Why: Because Mr. Enamored Soul is my Noah. And we've promised each other we're gonna grow old together, so that's that! :)






Title: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Synopsis: Remy doesn't believe in love. He romance novelist mother is working on her 5th marriage, and her father, a '70s hippie singer, left her with only a one-hit wonder song to remember him by. Every time Remy hears "This Lullaby," it feels like "a bruise that never quite healed right." Never without a boyfriend, Remy is a compulsive dater, but before a guy can go all "Ken" on her, she cuts him off, without ever getting close or hurt. She's stunned when klutzy, quirky, alterna-band boy Dexter inserts himself into her life and refuses to leave. Remy plans on having her usual summer fling before tying up the loose ends and heading for the coast. Except Dexter's not following Remy's tried-and-true rules of break-up protocol. And for the first time, Remy's questioning whether or not she wants him to. 

Why: Because when I had given up on love, and built a wall around my heart - Mr. Enamored Soul was the only man who took the time to build himself a door within that wall, and walked into my heart! :)




 Title: A Walk to Remember
  
Synopsis: In 1958 Landon Carter is a shallow but well-meaning teenager who spends most of his time hanging out with his friends and trying hard to ignore the impending responsibilities of adulthood. Then Landon gets roped into acting the lead in the Christmas play opposite the most renowned goody two-shoes in town: Jamie Sullivan. Against his best intentions and the taunts of his buddies, Landon finds himself falling for Jamie and learning some central lessons in life.

Why: Because you may not know this about me, but I'm quite unhealthy. I've been through some painful, debilitating conditions, and in my darkest hours, when I am ready to give up, or when I am neglecting myself, Mr.Enamored Soul is always around to take care of me & nurse me to health. He has truly been by my side..."in sickness, and in health."





Title: The Body Finder (Book#1) by Kimberly Derting

Synopsis: Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the 16 year old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend,she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense murdered dead bodies.Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world...and the imprints that attach to their killers. Now that a serial killer is terrorizing her small town Violet realizes she might be the only person who can stop him. Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet find the murderer - and Violet is unnerved by her hope that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling in love, Violet is getting closer to discovering a killer...and becoming his prey herself.

Why: Ah! Well, because when asked at random, which book read recently showcased a story about two best friends falling in love, several people answered "The Body Finder". Although I, myself, have not yet read this book - I am offering it for the following two reasons. 1) Because I fell in love with MY best friend and 2) because I love mysteries, and I thought there should be something in here for those who may not necessarily like romantic novels. 

To Enter you MUST do the following :

1) Leave a comment below sending Mr. Enamored Soul (his name's Adeel, in case you'd prefer to use that) any birthday wishe(s) you may like. Feel free to also throw in how much I love him, LOL.
2) Please make sure to also leave the name/title of the book you'd like to win, and your email address. Without your email address, I cannot contact you, which means you cannot win.
3) This giveaway is open to everyone - you do NOT need to be a follower, but I would be very grateful if you did decide to become a follower, and hopefully that will result in us being friends! And the contest is open to US/Canada as well as INTERNATIONALLY (Love knows no bounds,right?!?).
4) The contest ends April 22nd, 2011 at 12:00 AM EST (so enter BEFORE April 22nd,please). The winner will be chosen using Random.org and I will post the winner's name, as well as contact the winner via email on April 22nd. [Please read the Legal Disclaimer below]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my Angel! :)




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Legal Disclaimer
  1. I am not responsible for items lost or damaged in shipping or items shipped from 3rd party sponsors. 
  2. Winners are chosen using a random number generator based on the comment number.
  3. Any cheating or misuse of information, or harassing of other parties, or bullying of any sort will not be tolerated. Please respect the blog owner and all participants and/or followers.  
  4. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me from the time that I email them - if they do not respond, another winner will be chosen.

37 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Adeel!! May all of your birthday wishes come true!

    I'm so glad you have each other!

    Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love the chance to win This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen.

    JaidisShaw at yahoo dot com

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  2. hi Adeel! HAPPIEST birthday to you. you are one lucky guy to have such an enamored soul in Hira!

    hi Hira! thank you for hosting this giveaway and for making it international. you are so generous! The Body Finder sounds right up my alley and is my first choice though i love to have The Notebook as well. i haven't read that yet. i already have A Walk To Remember - book and DVD lol. c",)

    old follower here
    aobibliophile(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. A a very happy birthday to Adeel! Wishing you both a wonderful day :)

    I've read and enjoyed all the books in this giveaway. Great picks, Hira!

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  4. Happy Birthday Adeel! I'm wishing you (and Hira)health, wealth, laughter and love!

    I would love to win "A Walk to Remember" Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    Mary Ellen - methom@earthlink.net

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  5. Happy birthday Adeel!

    Would love to read This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen or the Body Finder!

    leebee19(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Hope you have a great Birthday Adeel! I'll be celebrating mine in a few days too! :)

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  7. Whoops, I forgot to leave my book choice! lol
    I have heard great things about The Body Finder! I'd be excited to check that out :)
    And I already follow you :)

    Title: The Body Finder (Book#1) by Kimberly Derting


    kreativekaring{at}yahoo.com

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  8. Happy Birthday Mr. Enamored Soul!!!! You are very luck, Ms. Enamored Soul rocks. :)

    Cool giveaway :)

    Val at Truth Be Told.

    I would love to win The Notebook or A Walk to Remember.

    Thanks,
    truthbetold004 at gmail dot com

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  9. Aww! Happy birthday, Mr. Enamored Soul! I hope your year is magical.

    I think I'm going to go with THE BODY FINDER.

    Name: Sonia @ The Story Queen
    E-mail: thestoryqueen@hotmail.com

    Thanks for the giveaway! New follower.

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  10. Happy Birthday Mr. Enamored Soul/ Adeel! :D (I just realized we share the same birthday lol) This is such a cute post! :D And thanks for the giveaway Hira! I'd love to enter for The Body Finder :)

    aprilxu2222@gmail.com

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  11. Aww, this is so sweet!
    Happy birthday Adeel/Mr. Enamored Soul! You are very lucky to have such an amazing girlfriend who loves you so much that she hosts a book giveaway for complete strangers in your honour! Anyway, may all your wishes come true, I wish you the best of luck and hope that you two will love each other and be happy together forever! <3

    I would love to win The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting.

    Email address: ivaondrejkova@gmail.com

    Thanks again for this adorable giveaway! <3

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  12. Happy birthday, Mr. Enamored Soul! (I don't want to call you by your real name because "Mr. Enamored Soul" is funnier.) You and Hira make a lovely couple. I think it's so sweet that she's doing a giveaway in honor of you and your awesomeness. I hope you have the best birthday in the history of the world. :)

    I would like to read THIS LULLABY by Sarah Dessen!

    Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

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  13. Awww...I got goosebumps reading all your 'why's'...how awesome to have a love like that! I love, love, love The Notebook, although my Noah got away :(, once a long time ago....I would choose to receive THE LULLABY, by Sarah Dessen if I were to be so lucky to win! Glad to have "met" you through twitter and hope our blogs continue to grow (I am a bit of a newbie too) and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Mr. Enamored Soul...Such a loving and thoughtful giveaway! AWESOME!!

    Cici
    cicistheories[at]gmail[.]com

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  14. Happy birthday, Adeel! :)

    Email Address: BrielleBookworm@yahoo.com

    Thanks for this giveaway! :D

    --Brielle

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  15. Hi Adeel! I wish you the happiest of birthdays and would like to remind you that you're a very, very lucky man to have found someone who loves you so very much! I wish you all the very best!

    My book choice: The Body Finder

    sarah.setar@gmail.com

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  16. Happy Birthday, Adeel! Enjoy your day!

    The Lullaby is my choice.

    smg5775@yahoo.com

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  17. Awww Happy Birthday Adeel!

    The Body Finder please ^.^

    snifflykitty@gmail.com

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  18. Happy Birthday Adeel.

    The Lullaby is my pick, Thanks!

    tributebooksmama at gmail Dot com

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  19. Happy Birthday! Hope it's wonderful.

    The Body Finder is what I would love to win.

    Thanks for the chance and this awesome giveaway!

    justanotherbookaddict(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  20. Awww, so sweet! Happy Birthday, Mr. Enamored Soul! You 2 are so cute and lucky to have each other!
    And I loved all the "why"s of your chosen books.♥ I'd pick This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. I think I need to read that book.
    Thanks! Awesome giveaway! I hope you guys will be happy forever!♥

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  21. Ok, I got emotional and I forgot to write my email addy.LOL

    andreea DOT c88 AT gmail.com

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  22. Happy Birthday, Mr. Enamored Soul :) You guys are too cute! I hope you have an awesome birthday and that you both live happily ever after!

    My choice of book is This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen, it has been on my wish list for a while now.

    Thank you for having this great giveaway!

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  23. The power of love! Happy Birthday Mr. Enamored Soul!! Thank you for this giveaway!! I would love to receive This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen!
    greekpatty13(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Happy Happy Birthday Mr. Adeel, may you have a more birthdays to come.

    I love to win The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen.

    Thank you for the nice giveaway! More power to your blog.

    email; fallendream03(at)gmail(d0t)com

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  25. Happy Birthday Adeel a.k.a Mr Enamored Soul.
    Wish you tons tons of happiness.
    Have a better 365 days ahead.

    I want to win This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. I have never read any books of her. I hope this is my chance.

    Thanks for the chance

    aleetha.ally at gmail dot com

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  27. Happy birthday, Mr. Enamored Soul. You share a birthday with Jack Nicholson and Bettie Page, and it is the anniversary of the first human eye transplant. So I hope you think one of those things is cool.

    I've never heard of Body Finder but it looks interesting.

    bumblebot1@yahoo.com

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    (Sorry, I made a typo in my previous post.)

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  28. Happy Birthday Adeel! I think it is so sweet and so amazing that you fell in love with your best friend! You're other half should always be your best friend!
    I want to enter for the Body Finder, it looks like a really good book!

    Suzi1811@fsmail.net

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. Happy Birthday Adee.
    Wishing you all the great things in life. It seems that you got a sweet partner.


    I want to enter for the Body Finder.
    blackplum3 AT gmail DOT com
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. Hey Adeel! Happy birthday, wishing you a great birthday full of joy. You are one lucky guy to have this kind of love in your life.

    Thank you for making this international, I'm a new follower just because of this line: "Love knows no bounds,right?!"
    I want to win This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. I have never read any books of her, I hope this is my chance.

    luarroyave(At)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADEEL!! Wishing you an AWESOME birthday filled with joy, laughter, love, and all that good stuff. LOL.

    I would LOVE to win This Lullaby!! :D
    Pretty Please! :)

    msKpopper@yahoo.com

    ♥Cathy

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  32. Happy Birthday Adeel and best wishes for many many more. Shared of course with the woman who loves you so dearly to celebrate your birthday with this wonderful blogging world! *this wish has been sent with "All You Need Is Love" playing in the background* (use your imagination :) )

    I would love to win This Lullaby

    miranda_lynn2001(at)live(dot)com

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  33. Happy Birthday Adeel you are lucky to have a girl who brags on you all over the internet!

    I'm torn between the Body Finder and This Lullaby.

    berendsen70 at yahoo

    I'm tweeting this for you guys too!

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  34. Do you know how awesome this post is? I love it! What a way to celebrate the generosity of love! *le sigh*

    ¡Feliz cumpleaƱos, Adeel! You share a birthday with my sister, so we will be all celebrating together, I'm sure. Hope you have good one.

    I'd pick The Lullaby.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    missie at theunreadreader.com

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  35. Happy Birthday to Mr. Enamored Soul aka Adeel! ^_^

    Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness and joy!

    The Body Finder seems right up my alley...I love paranormal/scifi, for sure! ;)

    Thanks for sharing the love through this giveaway!

    Liza
    lizakane at gmail dot com

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  36. Well Well Mr. Enamored Soul aka Adeel.

    When you wish upon a star
    Makes no difference who you are
    Anything your heart desires
    Will come to you
    Happy Birthday

    Your lucky to have a true Gem in Hira. She's told me about you and how much she Loves you unconditionally. Your story of how you met and how you have grown together has been and still remains a true inspiration to me and my Love.

    WOW! My first entry into a giveaway competition. I feel blessed Hira. Amazing heartfelt personal reviews on the books. I'd like to win:

    This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. It touched a tender nerve especially your reason as to why u chose it.

    My email is : omararshad1989@hotmail.co.uk

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  37. ok Adeel, so your birthday is tomorrow I hope you have a great time with your lovely partner and eat lots of cake and give luck because I never win anything lol.
    I would like This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen.

    lucia.amedrano(at)gmail(dot)com

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