Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cheater!

I have a confession to make today. I'm a cheater. I cheated, in fact, on the ARC and poster giveaway. No, really.

I did things the way I usually do. I got out my list of entries, opened up Random.org, and had it pick a number. And when I got to the eventual winner, I had to laugh. A couple of weeks back, I asked my husband, aka Slayer of Bees, to sign up for my newsletter to make sure that it worked. He did, because he likes me, and because it'll keep me from abbreviating his nickname to SoB. (BTW, that abbreviation was UNINTENTIONAL. That's my story, and I'm sticking by it.)

Guess who won the ARC and the poster? My husband. Sorry, honey, but you can't have it. But as requested, I'm inducting you into the Semi Secret Order of the Blog Ninja instead, for all those ideas you give me for both blog and books, even if 75% of them are unusable due to perviness.

So I did the unthinkable. I chucked the name of the first winner and tried again. And without further ado, the REAL winner of my very first ARC (when it shows up) and the poster print of my webpage is...

JL Hill!


Congrats, JL! Why don't you drop me an email at carrie (at) carrieharrisbooks (dot) com, and we'll make arrangements to get your prizes to you!

And to everyone else, I hope to be able to give out a couple more ARCs when they show up, but of course it all depends on how many I get. I'll keep you posted!

16 comments:

Jen said...

That is so funny!!! I love when things work out like that, gives you a nice chuckle!!! You then really begin to wonder if things really are random!!!

Congratulations to the winner!!! *hides jealousy*

CKHB said...

I've been crazy busy and haven't been around lately, but I wanted to drop by to say (1) even if you don't hear from me, I'm thinking of ya, & (2) LOVE THE NEW BLOG DESIGN!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Typical, I come back off holiday and you have a fab new design! heehee.
Congratulations to the winner. Like Jen, I am all kinds of jealous too.

Candyland said...

That's so cute! Hahaha!

Tere Kirkland said...

Funny! I guess we know who your number one fan is. Just keep him away from the family sledgehammer. ;)

Congrats to the winner!

Larissa said...

Aw,man! I can't believe I missed a contest for an ARC!!!! Boo!

My computer had virus, and I was limited to my iPod Touch for internet access...

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Lol, what are the odds of your husband winning? So weird!

Congrats JL!

sraasch said...

CONGRATS, JL!! You lucky duck, you :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

Jealous, but as long as I can get my copy of Bad Taste autographed I will be happy. :)

Marsha Sigman said...

COngrats, JL. I'm gonna keep trying, I must have one of the arcs!!!!

Mireyah Wolfe said...

Didn't I tell you that Randomizer.org hates me? ;)

Congrats to the winner, though!!! =D

Kelly said...

I've been away on vacation, I come back and your new blog looks mahvelous, darling!

Kelly said...

Carrie! I just checked out everything on your new site! Love love love it!!! Congrats!!!

Claire Dawn said...

That's almost as bad as when Natalie (Whipple) drew her own name :)

Congrats JHill!

*Patiently awaiting next drawing! :D

Myrna Foster said...

I have such boring initials. My sister Betsy's last name starts with an "S." Obviously, I need a nickname with the right initials. Now to decide what and how to go about acquiring it.

Scillius Maximus said...

Welcome Slayer. We look forward to your induction ceremony.