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Blog Tour & Kindle Giveaway with Scott Nicholson

Sep 3, 2010

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED

*UPDATE*
Scott is also helping me celebrate my 1 year Bloggy Birthday with a separate giveaway HERE


Please Help me give a warm Welcome to Scott Nicholson.


Blog Birthday Love
By Scott Nicholson
http://www.hauntedcomputer.com/

Here I am at Jo Jo’s Book Corner for her first bloggy birthday party and I don’t have any presents except maybe a Kindle or some free e-books. *JoJo does Happy Dance*

I keep looking around expecting one of these hunky dudes to pop up out of a big birthday cake. All I know is I’m keeping my shirt on.

Part of the mission of the Kindle Giveaway Blog Tour is to celebrate book bloggers. They are doing more for reading than just about anybody else around, sharing a passion for books that sometimes borders on frenzy, especially when a big blockbuster like The Passage or Mockingjay comes out.

But bloggers like JoJo are also doing the important work of spreading the word about new books and authors who might be flying under everybody else’s radar. The newspapers don’t do it anymore, and the traditional press and book review magazines are vanishing. This is an important role that will only get bigger in the future, as the walls of the virtual world erode and we’re all mixed together like a puddle of melted Neapolitan ice cream.

The places we used to meet around books, like libraries and bookstores, have their own challenges and seem to have more digital media than paper books these days. And as the digital revolution continues, we might lose that personal connection that makes reading and sharing ideas so cool.

Sure, there are forums at places like Amazon, Goodreads, and Shelfari, but sometimes they are too big and it can take time to find your communities. That’s where bloggers like JoJo can offer a gathering place that still has personality, and the thousands of book bloggers can each build comfortable, inviting platforms for the people with similar tastes.

As an author and reader, I love bouncing around the different blogs. I love the wild creativity and the giveaways, the reviews and news, and best of all, the author interviews. Blogs are a cool meeting place that can change rapidly and stay current, and in the years ahead they will be helping create trends as readers gain more control over price and content.

And bloggers are also creating today’s bestsellers, with independent authors like Vicki Tyley and Amanda Hocking (I love her books!!!) getting a push from a few high-profile bloggers just when their sales were heating up anyway. Blogs add that personal touch that makes a big difference to the reading experience.
So a blogger like JoJo, who opens her home here on her birthday to a little-known writer like me, really matters a lot. Most of all, it’s fun to be here, because I can tell from this blog that JoJo is a warm, humorous person.

Sure, I’d love for you to buy all my books (psychological thriller The Skull Ring is this week’s over-hyped feature), but I’m happy just to be able to get out here on the Internet and be goofy a little.

Usually I am about 10 years behind the times, and once in a while ahead of my time, but as an author I feel the digital era, the book blog era, and independent publishing are colliding at the place where I am happiest and most free. And that’s worth baking a cake over.

Happy Bloggy Birthday, JoJo, and may you have many happy blogging years ahead. Now blow out those candles and let’s get this party started!


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Scott Nicholson is author of Speed Dating with the Dead, Drummer Boy, and 10 other novels, five story collections, four comics series, and six screenplays. A journalist and freelance editor in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, he often uses local legends in his work. This tour is sponsored by Amazon, Kindle Nation Daily, and Dellaster Design.


Prizes and Rules:

To be eligible for the Kindle DX, simply post a comment below with contact info. Feel free to debate and discuss the topic, but you will only be entered once per blog. Visit all the blogs on the tour and increase your odds. I’m also giving away a Kindle 3 through the tour newsletter and a Pandora’s Box of free ebooks to a follower of “hauntedcomputer” on Twitter. And, hey, buy my books and put me in the Top 100 and I’ll throw in another random Kindle 3 giveaway. Thanks for playing. Complete details at http://www.hauntedcomputer.com/blogtour.htm

BLOG CONTEST RULES: The international contests are free and available anywhere it's not prohibited by law, and no purchase is necessary. To be eligible for the Kindle DX, simply stop by the hosting blog within a week of my post and leave a comment with your email address or Twitter account. I will return one week after each post and collect names--these people will be assigned a number and entered in the prize pool.


You can only enter once per blog, but the more blogs you stop at, the better your chances of winning. The winner of the Kindle DX will be randomly selected, by number, at the Watauga County (NC) Public Library in early December. The contacted winner will have one week to respond, or another winner will be selected.


BONUS KINDLE GIVEAWAY: If at any time during the tour, one of my books hits the Top 100 of the Amazon U.S. or U.K. Kindle Store, I will give away an additional Kindle 3! Promote the tour and double your odds.


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Thank you so much Scott for being here today and helping Celebrate My 1st Bloggy Birthday!!!

You heard him folks, to enter the Kindle giveaway simply leave a comment on this post (with your contact info),Feel free to chat about this topic, Then head over to Scotts Blog to enter the other giveaways! Good Luck!!!

117 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

May September 3, 2010 at 7:09 AM  

*waves* Hi
I'm stalking Scott *giggle*

But then again, I'm also stalking Jojo and all and every book blogger I can find, so I think it's fair...

I'm a book blogger aswell and loving it ;)

mayarend -at- yahoo.com.br

Victoria September 3, 2010 at 10:44 AM  

Hi Scott,

I so agree with you on book bloggers. I have been made aware of SO many fantastic author because of these wonderful people. Thanks
JoJo.
Full disclosure: I am not a blogger. Too computer challenged.
vsloboda@gmail.com

Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) September 3, 2010 at 1:17 PM  

I feel like I'm stalking Scott too haha

kaitlynkline[at]gmail[dot]com

Michael L. Martin Jr. September 3, 2010 at 2:06 PM  

I tend to value bloggers opinions more so than the traditional book reviews and have discovered many wonderful authors through book blogs. I think it's great.

michaellmartinjr[at]gmail[dot]com

firepages September 3, 2010 at 2:09 PM  

Bloggers opinions rank higher for me than regular reviews from websites.

FirePagesEditor@yahoo.com

Douglas Dorow September 3, 2010 at 3:46 PM  

Scott, don't slow down. I'll put a review out for Drummer boy as soon as I finish it.

thrillersrus.blogspot.com

dwdorow(at)gmail(dot)com

READFREEK September 3, 2010 at 4:20 PM  

What a great guy! Fantastic post! Happy Bloggy B-day JoJo!

Katy September 3, 2010 at 6:04 PM  

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

I love what you said about book bloggers doing the reviews that newspapers and magazines don't anymore. I hadn't really thought about it that way and am glad you opened my mind. I knew I LOVED book bloggers- but now I have a concrete (and social) reason!

kmorris at wildcatdiscovery dot com

jeanette8042 September 3, 2010 at 6:54 PM  

I agree with the previous comments about blogger reviews being better/trusted more than other reviews because they've actually reviewed many books and give honest opinions about them.

lilazncutie1215[at]yahoo[dot]com

stacey September 3, 2010 at 7:23 PM  

I love blogs I find so meny new books to read and a few contest two there so much fun as well .and /i love that there are other crazy book people like me out there.
Happy blog birthday!

sasluvbooks(at)yahoo.com

Diana September 3, 2010 at 8:08 PM  

Scott has lots of stalkers! :)

donnas September 3, 2010 at 11:53 PM  

Great post. I really love the book blogging community and am glad I found it. Its made finding new books and authors so much better and more fun. Plus with all the interviews etc that are done know you really get a feeling of the author caring about what readers really do think instead of just sales.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Craig Smith September 4, 2010 at 7:28 AM  

Getting back into blogging again and nothing like a good blog tour to get you in the mood :)

zoolinvaleAtgmail.com

Nickname unavailable September 4, 2010 at 7:57 AM  

I've read books before just based on reader reviews, ones I wouldn't ordinarily look twice at. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a good example of one I'm reading now and I'm so glad I did.
Keep up the great work Scott!
canadell@bellsouth.net

booklover0226 September 4, 2010 at 8:17 AM  

I have discovered so many authors through book blogs (clears throat - including present author!)

Alas, I have become poorer because of the blogs!

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Pink Panther September 4, 2010 at 8:23 AM  

Wow! Fabulous giveaway! Count me in for sure! :) You can reach me at luvpinkpanther@gmail.com

Candy's Creations September 4, 2010 at 8:25 AM  

Finding some very good books with following Scott. Thanks
Candy
dragonfly1976@gmail.com

Brenda September 4, 2010 at 8:53 AM  

Hadn't thought about the Kindle opening the door to new readers who are more likely to pick up a gadget than pick up a paperback. Also, it's nice to know other people who are crazy about books, like book bloggers. And who wouldn't enjoy wild creativity? Sounds fun, Scott. varbonoff22@cox.net

Kippoe September 4, 2010 at 8:54 AM  

The author finding their way to the reader is opening up by bloggers

Regge Ridgway September 4, 2010 at 9:24 AM  

Following the yellow brick road.

Randy September 4, 2010 at 9:44 AM  

It does feel a bit like stocking doesn't it.

I would love to know how much time book bloggers are spending reading, and blogging. It's pretty awesome. Also, do you read the books in full, or skim through to get a good flavor?

Scott Kimberlin,  September 4, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

OK, when the blog opened up on my browser I started to wonder about Scott. "Hottie of the Month?"

Reason #1 Why eBooks are Potentially Better that Paperbacks: eBooks don't have a "memory" when it comes to re-reading the naughty parts. Paperback pages tend to get bent and creased every time you read the part about "Mary Ann Swallows releasing her gigantic bosoms as she grabs onto Rock Gunner's monstrous man-root!" Grab any well-read paperback, set it in you hand spine-down, and let it open naturally. If the book had any kind of "humma-humma" part, it will tend to open up to the section.

Of course, I don't know this from personal experience. It's what I read on a blog.

Eric September 4, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

Happy birthday JOJO! I'm really deep into the internet community and have been since the 90's however I must admit that I had never visited a blogger's review site for books until frollow Scott's tour. I can't believe that's the case as blogging and book reviews are a match made in Internet Heaven(tm) but the thought just never crossed my mind. So I want to thank you Scott, for opening my eyes to a very useful aspect of the Internet.


calseeor (at) gmail (dot) com

Sheree September 4, 2010 at 10:39 AM  

thanks for the giveaway opportunity! i love reading all these book blogs!

sheree
neednspace at aol dot com

byonge September 4, 2010 at 10:40 AM  

Long live the independents! One thing I like about the blog tour is finding blogs that I didn't know existed. Thanks Scott.

Brad Yonge
byonge@lonepinetv.com

Kim September 4, 2010 at 10:52 AM  

I'm enjoying this Blog Jumping... Lots of interesting new (to me)book blogs are being brought to my attention. Thanks again for sharing.
...Kim

chey September 4, 2010 at 11:14 AM  

Hi Scott,
Book blogs have introduced me to many new and new to me authors.

chey127 at hotmail dot com

Rabid Fox September 4, 2010 at 11:36 AM  

Blogs have certainly been a wellspring for finding books that I'd normally never hear about. That may be how I originally became aware of Scott's writing.

e-mail: rabidfox(at)ymail.com

lorraine_lanning September 4, 2010 at 11:37 AM  

Happy Bloggy Birthday JoJo!

And thanks Scott, for another stop on your tour.

lorraine_lanning[at]yahoo[dot]com

Candace September 4, 2010 at 12:00 PM  

Happy Blog Birthday Jo Jo! Always fun to visit and stalking Scott just gave another good excuse to drop by (your regular posts are definitely a good enough reason to drop by though ;)

I like to promote the little known authors as well, but I tend to get overwhelmed with all the books I want to read! It's hard to choose which ones to read. But I think book blogging is really great because you get some honest opinions about books you may not have otherwise ever heard about.

candace_redinger at yahoo dot com

Cathy M September 4, 2010 at 12:12 PM  

I've bookmarked a great list of blogs I take a peek at everyday. Have learned about new authors and their books, and have made many purchases after reading a great blog review.


caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Monster A Go-Go September 4, 2010 at 12:18 PM  

When I first arrived on this site, the first thing I saw was the "HOTTIE of the Month". Gasp! WHAT!!??!! I was totally expecting it to be YOU, Scott! How shocking that it was some other dude (which is almost rude, since YOU are the --uninvited??--guest). Maybe your friend JoJo (and happy birthday to her from me--Scott 'crashed' your party, no doubt. He's such a cake whore!) has a special category for you--the "NOTtie of the Month"??? Oh my! Sexy! (Uh, RIGHT...) (Let's just HOPE we don't see any of your "left-handed puppeteer" work in any of the "NOTtie" shots that might get posted. NO ONE wants to see that. Trust me...

Have a groovy day!

CHEERS!

Jesse September 4, 2010 at 12:53 PM  

I am really enjoying the blog tour, finding all these blogs I have never heard of. Though I gotta be careful about overwhelming myself with so many blogs to read or my head will explode! :)

Jesse
conrad.jd (at) gmail (dot) com

Dale September 4, 2010 at 1:05 PM  

Scott, thanks for putting this tour together and introducing myself and others to these many fantastic blogs. I agree with you about the whole book revolution. It is a great way to get noticed for the writer and publisher.

Cheers,

~Dale

author Christa Polkinhorn September 4, 2010 at 1:10 PM  

I have been stalking Scott for years. I think the only reason he doesn't have me arrested is that I keep catching his broken links (hyperlinks, that is, ha, ha). As an Indie author, I always enjoy finding new blogs!
Christa
cpolkinhorn@msn.com

Anonymous,  September 4, 2010 at 1:23 PM  

This blog tour is fun! I did not know these sites existed. Happy Bloggy Bday, JoJo!
clharv {at} gmail {dot} com

Estella September 4, 2010 at 1:52 PM  

I have found a lot of new authors by frequenting blogs. I trust bloggers more than review sites for info on new books.

Happy Birthday JoJo!

Jessica Subject September 4, 2010 at 1:58 PM  

Hope the blog tour goes well Scott. I am starting to host blog tours on my own blog and am so excited. Many of the books I have recently read, I've learned about through blogs and I love reading the reviews. My TBR pile keeps growing!

Gail September 4, 2010 at 2:15 PM  

ROFLOL - I really loved the "Hottie of the Month". Scott you called yourself a 'little known author', I'm so glad I found you!! Move over Stephen King and Dean Koontz!!
Gail in Florida
cowgirl3000 at gmail dot com

Tom September 4, 2010 at 2:19 PM  

Hi Scott, thanks for another good post and keep up the steam on your blog tour!

tztomfromcali _ at _ gmail _ com

Stacey September 4, 2010 at 2:33 PM  

EGGGzacktly. I follow the book bloggers because they frequently blog books I never would have found on my own. The big-box newsletters I subscribe to are mostly filled with BESTSELLERS! or THE NEXT BESTSELLER FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR X OF BEST SELLER blah blah blah!

Okay, I admit I read my fair share of BESTSELLERS! (currently finishing the Millennium Trilogy,) but I like finding great things that haven't already been bestsellered and movie optioned to death.

Anyways, rant over, carry on. :)

geekgirlunveiled at gmail dot com

linz September 4, 2010 at 2:43 PM  

Thanks for the contest! And Happy Bloggy Birthday!

dancer_girl76(at)sbcglobal.net

katsrus September 4, 2010 at 3:12 PM  

I love going on book blog. I have found so many new books and authors. And they usually have very honest reviews.
Sue B
katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

Ashley September 4, 2010 at 3:28 PM  

Hi!

Ashley's Bookshelf

ashleysbookshelf@gmail.com

Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) September 4, 2010 at 3:50 PM  

I wish one of these dudes would pop out of a birthday cake :)

kaitlynkline[at]gmail[dot]com

sailorwind September 4, 2010 at 5:49 PM  

Thanks for having this contest!

sailorwind@gmail.com

Icedream September 4, 2010 at 6:38 PM  

I'm thrilled that authors like yourself are recognizing and supporting book bloggers. These days almost every new author I discover is because of a review from one of the book blogs I trust. Thank you so much for that support and Happy Bloggy Birthday JoJo.

waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com

author Scott Nicholson September 4, 2010 at 7:06 PM  

Happy birthday, JoJo, and thanks everyone for your comments and support. I can't answer each one right now but I do read and love them.

Also thanks to all who bought Speed Dating with the Dead today--it cracked Top 1,000. Still not enough push to get in top 100 but stay tuned to the tour because I have some ideas sure to get us some extra Kindles!

Scott

HODGEPODGESPV September 4, 2010 at 7:15 PM  

it takes time but it's a really good thing to find bloggers to follow because their reviews can be trusted. spvaughan@yahoo.com

Carol September 4, 2010 at 8:01 PM  

Missed you yesterday, but I am back today.

Where will we meet tomorrow?

Carol
crljqs1@gmail.com

Neal Hock September 4, 2010 at 8:11 PM  

Happy Bloggy Birthday to JoJo!

Scott, I'm really digging you being yourself right now in this new generation of "publishing." Keep it up!

-Neal, nealhock78@hotmail.com

Scrybe Press September 4, 2010 at 10:00 PM  

Hi Scott!

I think book bloggers are an essential evolutionary step given the decline of newspaper and magazine reviews.

In addition, I think authors & publishers should work more with indie bookstores for promo fun (but then, I own a bookstore and am therefore biased) and profit.

Contact: info@kayleighbug.com

Anonymous,  September 4, 2010 at 10:14 PM  

Just stopping by to check in.
Jo Ann Jackson
jajjmj@quixnet.net

bluefrog September 4, 2010 at 10:37 PM  

I never used to follow any blogs, but since I got my kindle, I've started following a bunch of them. I don't know many people in real life who like books the way I do, and it's a lot of fun to find them on the net.

And, of course, enter me in the kindle drawing. :)
bluefrog62@yahoo.com

Heather September 5, 2010 at 8:38 AM  

I follow way too many blogs. And with so many blogs are so many fabulous authors and so many hours in a day! AGH! <3 my Kindle (though it's only a 2) and Scott!

deanna September 5, 2010 at 9:25 AM  

I would LOVE a Kindle DX. Thanks for the opportunity to win one! :)

P.S. Click on my name for my contact info. ;)

Nadine-- stacypilot at yahoo dot com,  September 5, 2010 at 9:42 AM  

Another great stop giving me another author to read. Thanks Scott.

Kell September 5, 2010 at 9:47 AM  

So excited about this blog tour. I'm finding so many fun new blogs and have found a great new author!

kelly.r.morin(at)gmail(dot)com

EVA SB September 5, 2010 at 10:17 AM  

Another stalker signing-in.

I have just started following book blogs and they have helped me discover some great books.

eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

JerryGilreath September 5, 2010 at 4:45 PM  

Scott, uhm... man, I feel like I wandered into the wrong bar here! LOL!

Onward and upward!

twitter: @jerrygilreath

Inanna September 5, 2010 at 4:59 PM  

May you live long and write lots! ;)

Maria Romana September 5, 2010 at 5:42 PM  

Scott is absolutely right about book bloggers being the key to success for indie authors. We rely on their hard work to let the world know about our books, especially since most of us don't write mainstream fiction that is designed to appeal to the masses. Happy Birthday to JoJo's Book Corner and thanks to all you great bb'ers!

--Maria Romana

Anonymous,  September 5, 2010 at 8:31 PM  

Happy birthday to you JoJo, love your site gonna have a look around for sure!
Scott, thanks again for doing this tour, I really hadn't really known about book bloggers before this. Nice to know there are so many readers out there even in this technological age.
Keep up the good work, both of you!
Julie pjtansey@hotmail.com

Stefanie September 5, 2010 at 9:35 PM  

Happy birthday to Jojo's book corner!

Blogs and ebooks are making it possible for independent authors to truly take control of their books and not have to depend on a "publisher."

Love it!
stefanie647@msn.com

dreamsgate September 6, 2010 at 12:07 AM  

Since getting my Kindle, not only have I been reading more than I ever did, but I have also been having a great time finding new blogs and authors, that I hadn't previously known about.

I haven't had this much fun in ages. I feel like I have fallen into an alternate universe where everyone is just as book crazy as I am.

Sandra
dreamsgate at clearwire dot net

Michelle @ The True Book Addict September 6, 2010 at 2:21 AM  

I agree that it's important to promote independent writers and/or self-published writers, etc. I've promoted a couple of independent authors this year and I plan to do more in the future.

Thanks for the giveaway!

truebookaddict(at)gmail(dot)com

terri September 6, 2010 at 9:24 AM  

This is the best way to find new authors and Scott is one of my favorites. I've always loved reading and it sounds like Kindle makes it even more fun

terri September 6, 2010 at 9:24 AM  

This is the best way to find new authors and Scott is one of my favorites. I've always loved reading and it sounds like Kindle makes it even more fun

Tethered Mommy September 6, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

Sometimes the only difference between a NYT bestselling author and an author nobody has ever heard of is publicity. I've read some pretty good books lately from "unknown" authors.

Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

A.P. Fuchs September 6, 2010 at 12:51 PM  

Happy Birthday to this blog.

Book bloggers--as Scott said--are important. These online places almost feel like a corner table or couch in a bookstore where you can just sit, talk genre, have a cup of coffee and just chill.

Michelle @ Flying Giggles September 6, 2010 at 1:15 PM  

I have found so many wonderful authors from book bloggers. When I am looking for something new to read, they are usually who I turn to.

gigglesandlollipops at gmail dot com

Jason Fedelem September 6, 2010 at 3:38 PM  
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Jason Fedelem September 6, 2010 at 3:39 PM  

I could sure use a kindle.

web at jasonfedelem dot com

Kayla September 6, 2010 at 4:49 PM  

Love this giveaway!

disneykayla(at)gmail(dot)com

JC Phelps September 6, 2010 at 8:00 PM  

Happy Bloggy Birthday and great post, Scott!

authorjcphelps (at) yahoo (dot) com

rbooth43 September 7, 2010 at 2:06 AM  

I would love to win a Kindle as E-books seem to be the new way of receiving books.

rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

Deepali September 7, 2010 at 3:23 AM  

hi! I'm going to be visiting a few of the blogs that Scott is on, hoping to get lucky :)
email is deepalipratap @ Gmail.com
e-Volving Books

Bibliophile September 7, 2010 at 10:36 AM  

I have found a considerable number of books because they were reviewed on blogs.

Andrea I September 7, 2010 at 2:04 PM  

I agree with you Scott about the blogs. I've found so many new authors and great books through the reviews and interviews on the blogs.

andrea.infinger@gmail.com

thom September 7, 2010 at 9:07 PM  

Really enjoying that the giveaway is introducing me to so many interesting book/reader blogs.

thom(at)elfintech(dot)com

Lady_Graeye September 7, 2010 at 9:18 PM  

Happy Bloggy Birthday JoJo! What a great giveaway!

lisaglidewell[at]gmail[dot]com

James Lewis September 7, 2010 at 9:56 PM  

What a fantastic way to network with other book people. It can be very educational and entertaining as well.
Blog on!

mathew@writerscubed.com

Margay September 8, 2010 at 8:32 AM  

Scott, you said blogs are a great way to promote books (I agree!), so how did you find all the blogs you are visiting and set up the tour?

Margay1122(at)aol(dot)com

Kristie September 8, 2010 at 10:48 AM  

As a librarian I have to mention that our budget is shot. Hardbacks are usually about $24.95 and paperbacks are $7.99 on average. Money doesn't go as far as it used to. We are getting into e-books soon but there has not really been much demand here so far. No one has money to buy an e-book reader. Including me. Sigh.

kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com

Weston September 8, 2010 at 5:34 PM  

I agree. I didn't realize there were so many book blogs. I am new to blogging, but not new to computers. Guess I just don't escape from my digital cubical space very often. Great sight, although interesting spin with the Hottie. It was unexpected, seeing that. Keep it up Scott.

Weston Kincade
wakincade@gmail.com

Hank Brown September 8, 2010 at 8:02 PM  

I'm a new indie author, and an even newer blogger. So far both endeavors are under the radar, but it feels like I joined the indie/ebook revolution at just the right time.

machinetrooper at gmail dot com

MachineTrooper on Twitter

jellybelly82158 September 8, 2010 at 8:50 PM  

I agree with you about the bloggers. Because of them I have found so many great authors that I had not read before but now I always look for their new books.

jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

Doreen September 8, 2010 at 9:09 PM  

Yah!! Thanks for the chance to win a Kindle! I've been wanting one since DAY 1. Woooot! :) purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Melissa September 9, 2010 at 11:00 AM  

Hi, Scott ~~ I totally agree w/ you about blogs!! I've discovered so many great books and authors that I now follow by reading snippets or info on friends or random blogs I pop into ~ and I love getting the scoop on the latest that's going w/ my fav authors. I've got several blogs I follow daily, because I've found I my reading tastes are alot like thiers so look to them for recommendations.

Sharon S. September 9, 2010 at 11:51 AM  

My list of blogs is getting quite large. Soon I will just be reading blogs and not the books! .

Notorious Spinks September 9, 2010 at 10:55 PM  

Thanks for the giveaway Scott!

yospinks at booksand dot net

Tasha September 10, 2010 at 8:42 AM  

Awesome giveaway!!

tasha8642[at]hotmail[dot]com

CJ September 10, 2010 at 11:29 AM  

I'd keep my shirt on too, if I were you Scott! Never know when one of the ladies might mistake you for that guy in the cake!

CJ

Greg loves Horror Books September 10, 2010 at 11:42 AM  

Hey Scott and JoJo,

I think this is a fantastic idea to go on a blog tour. I wasn't sure at first but I've subscribed to each book blogger with my Google Reader and I feel confidant that I'll pick up the rest of the blogs you visit. I wouldn't have done that without your tour. Thank you Scott.

And Happy Birthday to JoJo's Book Corner!

--Greg "The Undead Rat"

Greg loves Horror Books September 10, 2010 at 2:25 PM  

I forgot to add my e-mail address:

theundeadrat (@) gmail (.) com

Thank you,
--Greg "The Undead Rat"

Elizabeth September 10, 2010 at 4:58 PM  

I never read any of Scotts books but I went over to his website aand they sounded intresting!
elizabethcerna2011@gmail.com

LMW September 10, 2010 at 10:18 PM  

How fun! Great giveaway! I'm a new follower! Have a super day!
laceybug35@yahoo.com

k_sunshine1977 September 10, 2010 at 11:07 PM  

this is a great giveaway! thank you so much, scott! going to go stalk you now.....

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

TheBookishSnob September 10, 2010 at 11:44 PM  

What an excellent giveaway. THank you so much.

thebookishsnob@hotmail.com

Becky September 10, 2010 at 11:57 PM  

Awesome giveaway! Book blogging is a great way to meet new people and learn about new books. I love it so much.

jpn_cowgirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

AmeliaB September 11, 2010 at 12:34 AM  

Ack! I've been drooling over the electric readers forever...hope I win. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

ameliab555[at]gmail[dot]com

author Scott Nicholson September 11, 2010 at 9:36 AM  

Thanks for entering, everyone! Keep commenting but entries from here are now closed at 102 comments (but all the ones down the road are open!)

A couple of notes:
I don't know why I didn't think of this before, but you can try out the Kindle for PC absolutely free--
www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/pc

Download it, then a free book or sample one of mine (or buy The Red Church for 99 cents!--http://amzn.to/d0Lsa6) and put me in the Top 100 so I can double your odds of winning.

The desktop doesn't give all the advantages, obviously, since it's not portable and you're still staring at a computer screen, but it does give you a real sense of what it's going to be like when you win one...

Plus, you can buy my books and help me make money to buy you kindles with!

Authors, you can promote you work by getting in the Pandora's Box giveaway--details at http://www.hauntedcomputer.com/pandorasbox.htm


Thanks for having us, JoJo, and I hope we all meet again over coffee and Kindles and conversation.


Scott

author Scott Nicholson September 11, 2010 at 6:06 PM  

I'm starting to recognize many of you--so keep dropping by the tour stops. Calendar will always be posted at www.hauntedcomputer.com and direct links at http://hauntedcomputer.blogspot.com

Scott Kimberlin--you're a bad boy. Next comic show, I will check you box of books.

Margay--I found bloggers the hard way, searching Google for cool ones and emailing. It's fun and educational, though time-consuming!

Scott

Lora1967 September 11, 2010 at 6:39 PM  

What a great giveaway
chaarmedone1512@aol.com

Lora1967 September 11, 2010 at 6:40 PM  

What a great giveaway
chaarmedone1512@aol.com

Karine Traverse September 11, 2010 at 7:14 PM  

Great giveaway. I love Book Bloggers because it introduces me to books I might not have otherwise given a second glance, let alone purchase.
sahmofdq@gmail.com

Greytfriend September 11, 2010 at 8:00 PM  

I place a lot of store in what book bloggers have to say. I find most of my books now through blogger links on twitter and Goodreads. Not only are the recommendations better, but I find books that aren't on the shelves at my library or bookstore and then request them. It's also really helped me now that I'm having health problems and can't stand and browse as much.

arceli September 12, 2010 at 4:01 PM  

Thanks for having this contest!
a (dot) long (at) tcu (dot) edu

monapete September 23, 2010 at 11:51 PM  

great contest and great author!

monacart32 at hotmail dot com

coriwestphal September 24, 2010 at 10:21 AM  

I've never heard of Scott Nicholson, or his books before. This is a great way to get your name out there!

coriwestphal at msn dot com
@coriwestphal

Maidenveil October 3, 2010 at 2:01 AM  

good luck with the blog tour. this is really interesting.

-Len-
maidenveil(at)gmail(dot)com

vindel October 3, 2010 at 12:23 PM  

Wonderful idea!

ivechosendarkness[@]gmail[.]com

LaQ October 8, 2010 at 2:21 PM  

I love these types of books! Thank you for the review!
LaQ

LaQuiet(at)gmil(dot)com

Cindy October 10, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

I'd love to read this book (and the rest of the books he's written) on a new Kindle!

Karina November 1, 2010 at 11:18 AM  

hufflepuffgrl13@yahoo.com

Mommy Dearest November 5, 2010 at 8:50 PM  

Thanks for another great post Scott!
emily_erickson@yahoo.com

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