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Monday, September 7, 2009

Win a SIGNED COPY of Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough!

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED


Synopsis -

Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin's magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all. This is a spellbinding display of storytelling that will exhilarate, enthrall, and thoroughly enchant.


Carolyn is letting me host a giveaway for one SIGNED final copy of her book,

Once a Witch

To enter--

Leave me a comment w/your email responding to the following question--

If you were a witch, what's the one "talent" you would want to have? (For example, would you want to be able to cast spells, be invisible, fly on a broom perhaps?)

Bonus Entries

+1 For linking/blogging about this post on any social network (facebook, twitter, blog, etc)

+1 Comment on my Interview with Carolyn HERE.

Rules

Contest Ends 9/29 (US Entrants Only Please)

(Winner will be chosen at random from all entries collected)

115 comments:

Debs Desk said...

That sounds like a great book. If I was a witch the one power I would want would be to be able to read peoples minds.
+1 I commented on your review.
Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Michelle said...

Hmmm...If I were a witch, I would want to be able to cast spells. You can work a lot of different powers through spells. And I think it would be awesome to feel the power spilling into you. ;-)

Michelle (jmchshannon@gmail.com)

Chick Lit Teens said...

I've been wanting to read this book for awhile. It sounds really good.

To answer your question, I think I'd be most interested in spells and potions. Time travel would be a close second.

+1 I tweeted about it (http://twitter.com/ChickLitTeens/status/3830972074)

Thanks!

Jessica
chicklitteens@gmail.com

Leslie said...

If I were a witch I would want to be able to work with all diffrent sort of powers, spells, fortune telling, I would also love to be able to fly haha ;) lol if that so existed in witches =P

+1 posted on sidebar! http://thatchickthatreads.blogspot.com

+1 commented on interview

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Erica said...

If I were a witch I'd want to FLY! lol. I would love to be able to fly.


:) Erica
theboockellar@wi.rr.com

Limerick said...

+1 I'd like the power to heal. So all of the world's sickness would end with a swish of my wand. Lol.
+1 Posted this on my sidebar

Thanks for the contest!
Sarah
two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

cait045 said...

If I could have any power as a witch it would be to move things with my mind. I would be kinda cool.

+1 Retwittering @cait045
+1 Commenting on interview

usignolc(at)yahooDOTcom

jpetroroy said...

I'd love to be able to time travel.

jpetroroy (at) gmail (dot) com

+1 I tweeted at https://twitter.com/jpetroroy/status/3831193893

+1 I commented on the interview.

Orchid said...

If I were a witch I think I would like to be able to teleport. :)

+1 Linked on my sideba
r


Orchid
hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

Vicki said...

Oh, please enter me!

+1 I twitted it, too. VickiJ957

If I could have one power, I think it would be to freeze time!

svs26@sbcglobal.net


Vicki

Beth said...

Thanks for the giveaway. If I were a witch, the power I would love to have is invisibility.
Please enter me.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Dani. said...

This looks like a good read.
Cant wait to check it out. :)
"If I was a witch, what power would I have?"
Definitely flying. Hands down. No questions asked. :)

Dani.
lightningstreak123@comcast.net

Extras:
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Krista said...

Awesome giveaway!

If I were a witch I would love the part about flying on a broomstick! How fun would that be!

+1 tweeted it on my twitter @KristaCarmen

kristacole64(at)yahoo(dot)com

Thank you!

Wendy said...

If you were a witch, what's the one "talent" you would want to have?

Being able to turn people into frogs! You annoy me, puff! now you're a frog, HA!

- Wendy (omgitswendy at gmail dot com)

Wendy said...

Alright, so maybe that's not very mature (try - at all!) but I'm feeling a little grumpy and having this talent would be really handy right about now!

Wendy said...

+1 Comment on the Interview with Carolyn.

- Wendy (omgitswendy at gmail dot com)

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

I think I would like the power to be invisible. My life always seems so busy that if I could just "disappear" for awhile... LOL

If not that - flying would be way cool :)
I added you to my giveaway page on my blog - it is linked here to my name so you can check it out. :)

journey through books @ gmail dot com

Sab H. said...

I would LOVE to be invisible!! So many things you can do if no one sees you!

+1 Sidebar: http://crystalreviews.blogspot.com/

crystalreviews[at]gmail.com

Falling Off The Shelf said...

I'd love to win this!

The answer to your question is...casting spells! I wish I could do that, even though I may have to use them for a little bit of evil sometimes, lol...nothing too harsh...just to get my message across!

Thanks for posting such a great contest.

jennilovevirgo AT aol DOT com

Sara said...

Great contest! I've been waiting for this book! :)

+1 I'd like the power to control time, so I could get more done. Kind of like Hermoine from HP!

+1 linked to sidebar @ http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com

+1 commented on interview

grochowskis@hotmail.com

Liz said...

Awesome contest! I would LOVE to win this one!
If I were a witch I would probably like to read minds
+1 I commented on review
This is a great contest :)
-Liz :P

liztapioka14[at]yahoo[dot]com

Bianca said...

If I were a witch, I would love the ability to become invisible!!

infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

Miss Remmers said...

I think that I would like to have the power to move super fast. I know that's not a typical witch power -- but still. And if that isn't legit - maybe the power to fly on a broom.

+1 I tweeted via @MissRemmers
+1 I commented on your interview.

missremmeres@gmail.com

DeNiSe MaDnEsS said...

Let see I would want to give people Dream
make their desire what they wish for into a dream I wish i could dream more !!! that what i would use my magical powers for !!!

+1 left a link in my side bar
DeniseMadness.blogspot.com
+1 commented on the interview

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Bingo said...

If I were a witch, I would want to grant wishes even my own!

Bingo said...

I said in my first comment I would want to grant wishes but forgot my email address so I will put it in here BUT also tell you for an extra entry that I liked your interview that she went to the New School where they do INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO and where my Goddaughter went to college and graduated with honors last year..thanks!
kdhaney ((AT)) gmail ((dot)) com

Jessica Kennedy said...

I'd love to be able to cast spells. That would cover just about everything then right? Spell of invincibility, floating, knowledge, etc.!
Bonus Entries

+1 Sidebar
+1 Blog Post
+1 Twitter
+1 Facebook

+1 Commented on the interview

Katie said...

Hmm..I would want to be able to make a potion for anything. Like, say, love potions, weight loss potions, and super fast reading potions.
katiesbookshelf@ymail.com

Linna said...

If I were a witch, I would like to be able to read minds. :D Please count me in.

linna.hsu at gmail dot com

Zombie Girrrl said...

If I were a witch, I'd want my Talent to be healing. I could travel the world healing people of otherwise incurable ailments (Hmm, this answer makes me feel like Miss America, "World peace!").

+1 I linked you on my sidebar

+1 I commented on your interview.

zombiegirrrl21 at aol dot com

Jennifer said...

I would like the power to heal. Thank you for this chance!
+1 commented on the interview
+1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/knittingmomof3/status/3839839847
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Pixie said...

Whats the point of being a witch, if you cant cast spells? My answer- Casting Spells :D

+1 commented on your interview
+1 linked on sidebar Page Turners

Thanks for the giveaway
~Pixie
weblogbooks[at]gmail[dot]com

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

If I was a witch I think I would like the power to heal.

+1 I commented :)

suitejuju@gmail.com

Megan said...

If I were a witch I would have the power to be invisible

+1 - Commented on interview

Megan
Megala872@aol.com

Haley said...

if I was a witch, I'd want to either fly or be invisable. i'd love to be able to turn invisable ;D

+1 for answer to question
+1 for tweeting (twitter.com/haleymathiot)
+1 for posting on Pulse It (haleyknitz)

haley mathiot at yahoo dot com

thx!

Nely said...

Oooh I want this! If I were to be a witch I'd definitely want to cast spells. You can do so much with that. :D

Nely
Nelaine.sanchez[at]gmail.com

tetewa said...

I would love to be able to cast different spells! tWarner419@aol.com

♥Kayla♥ said...

kpinney_kiheihs@yahoo.com
If I could have a power I would want to cast spells. That way I can be invisible, fly and much more! :)
+1 commented the interview

BookMac said...

If I could have a "witchy" power I would want to be able to move things (yes I know thats tele-something but's it's too long to spell out ;)

thanks!

bookmac13@gmail.com

The Book Owl said...

I would definitely want to be able to cast spells and make potions, because those would allow you to do a lot of things.

Please enter me in the contest. Thanks

McKenzie
mac.attack17(at)yahoo.com

gaby317 said...

If I were a witch I would love the power to heal and with potions extend life. It would be wonderful to keep my parents young and as energetic as they were 10 years ago! And to look as young as I did in my 20s!

Thanks for the entry!
gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

Fantastic Book Review said...

Please inclue me!

+1 I would love to be able to cast spells - that's limitless right?

+1 Tweet about contest

+1 Commented on Interview

ladystorm said...

Would love this book...ummm if i was a witch I think I would like to be able to tell when people are lying to me, so something like mind reading would be cool.

I left a comment on your interview also +1

Thanks,
Stormi
ladystorm282001[at]yahoo[dot]com

michelle said...

Thanks for the contest. If I had a talent I would like to be able to shapeshift :)

mishcara at gmail dot com
MichelleK

michelle said...

+1 entry for sharing on Stumbleupon
http://mishme.stumbleupon.com/

mishcara at gmail dot com
MichelleK

donnas said...

Sounds like a great book.

I would love to be able to fly. But having the familiar you could communicate with would be awesome too.

+1 Linked on sidebar here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

+1 commented on interview.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Jenn said...

If I were witch, I would want the power to read people's minds. I think this would really come in handy!!

LiddypooL2(at)aol(dot)com

pirate penguin said...

If you were a witch, what's the one "talent" you would want to have?

I'd definetely like to be able to cast spells that foretold the future! And fly on my broomstick :)

+1 I'll link the contest to my sidebar at: www.piratepenguinreads.blogspot.com

+1 commented on the interview!

pancakesthepenguin(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lindsay's Photographys said...

If I were a witch, I would LOVE to be able to FLY!!
I would LOVE to read this book!!
Thankyou!!

-Lindsay :D:D:D

lindsay15photo@gmail.com

throuthehaze said...

I f I were a witch I would want to be able to cast spells because then I could have all types of powers
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

iamliterate said...

I would definitely want the power to apparate.

katlins@cox.net

Indigo said...

What talent would I appreciate the most as a witch. I would love to be able to communicate with animals. Flying of course would be a close second and I would want a Raven as a familiar.

Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

ravensquietscreams(at)gmail(dot)com

Valerie said...

I think being invisible would be a good one, that or selective mind reading.

+1 For linking in my sidebar: http://valeriekwrites.blogspot.com

shouldbewritingnow at gmail dot com

Emilee said...

If I were a witch, I would want to be able to cast spells, cause it seems like then I would be able to do anything, including become invisible and fly!

+1 For linking/blogging
linked in sidebar @ http://penultimatepage.blogspot.com/

+1 Commented on Interview with Carolyn

emilove.richardson@gmail.com

Melissa said...

If I was a witch I would like to change shape and cast spells
please enter me in the contest

melissa(at)gingerhigh(dot)com

Melissa said...

I commented on the interview

melissa(at)gingerhigh(dot)com

Melissa said...

I tweeted about the contest
@ginger_high

melissa(at)gingerhigh(dot)com

Teri said...

SO glad to see I have this book already sitting on my goodreads (yorkiestew) to-read list...

If you were a witch, what's the one "talent" you would want to have?

Definatley an elemental power. The power to control and or manipulate the elements, fire, water, air and earth. PREFERABLY all to be able to combine together in creative ways.

Teri
T.distaso@verizon.net

The_Book_Queen said...

Ooh, I'd love to read this book-- the cover's great and I've heard some really good things about it... :D

Hmm.. I'd want to have power, either spells or elemental (fire, water, air, earth... spirit *from VA sereis, of course*).

I'm heading over to comment on the other post as well.

And I'm linking the contest on my sidebar (www.tbqspersonalbookpalace.blogspot.com)

Enjoy!
TBQ
The_Book_Queen[at]yahoo.com

Trista said...

If I was a witch I would want to be able to fly for sure! No more traffic!

Trista.Stephens@fnf.com

Jessy said...

If I was a witch I would want the power to Cast spells.

+1- I commented on the interview

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Misty said...

I would definitely want to be able to cast spells. And to look cute in pointy hats and curly-toed shoes.

+1 blog sidebar (Book Rat)

~Misty (mbradenwf@gmail.com)

Sara said...

This book sounds amazing!

If I was a witch, I'd love to brew potions.

Sara M
silentalibis AT yahoo DOT com

J.T. Oldfield said...

If I could have any power it would be to be fluent in all languages (all the more books to read!)

j.t.oldfield[at]gmail.com

I'm tweeting about this.

GMR said...

I think I'd want the talent to manipulate time...just think, unlimited hours to do whatever you want (reading!) and you could redo moments that could have been better.

I would love a copy of this, let alone a signed one! Count me in!

+1 retweeting (@GRgenius) AND posting on my blog sidebar (http://insatiablereaders.blogspot.com)!

Gina
grgenius(at)go(dot)com

Casey said...

Fantastic Giveaway! Can't wait to read this book.

If you were a witch, what's the one "talent" you would want to have?
- I would want to have the power to cast spells. That would be very handy for multiple reasons. :D


+1 For link to sidebar http://casey62588.blogspot.com

+1 twitter http://twitter.com/casey625/statuses/3904816076

+1 Comment on interview

Casey
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Anna Moore said...

I think if I were a witch, I would want the ability to make potions/cast spells. Then maybe I can make a potion/cast a spell to be invisible, or be able to fly :p

+1 Linked in sidebar (http://booknerds.net)

booknerdsnet@gmail.com

Debbie F said...

If I were a witch I would want to be able to cast spells! That would be so cool!

Thanks for another great giveaway!

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Debbie F said...

I tweeted!

@dcf_beth

thanks
dcf_beth at verizon dot net

trishalynn0708 said...

If I was a witch I would want to be able to cast spells.

lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com

trishalynn0708 said...

I retweeted.. @trishalynn

lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com

Rylie said...

I'd want to be able to cast spells.

-Rylie
bcanyon at hotmail dot com

Christin Verma said...

Christin Verma
I would love to fly. And soar through the air watching the tiny people bellow me.
Christinverma@msn.com

trishalynn0708 said...

blogged:

http://trishasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaways-of-day-913.html

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Cynthia said...

cast spells

cindysku07@aol.com

Abigail said...

I'd love to win this! My withly power would have to be mind reading.

+1 I posted this on my blog

http://allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/2009/09/contests-giveaways.html

AllThingsUrbanFantasy(at) gmail (dot) com

Faye said...

talent..... well besides spells for getting good grades in school, i would like x ray vision lol

posted inside bar
fayeflamereviews.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

If I were a witch, I would really enjoy casting spells. I think it would be fun.

email:
jenn_10xx[at]hotmail[dot]com

elnice said...

I would want the power of mind influence, finally make my kids listen!
zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

Anonymous said...

I would love to be able to read peoples minds.
Thank you
mrsmanhattan312@yahoo.com

I Heart Book Gossip said...

Love this contest please count me in.

+1 Posted on sidebar.

cindyc725 at gmail dot com

WilowRaven said...

Please enter me. My talent? I would love to be able to fly!

+1 On my sidebar

Thanks!
WilowRaven[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

If I were a witch, I'd like to have the ability to do some time traveling. Do some good - save the world or find out the next winning lotto number and donate the money to orphanages and the SPCA!

rosebutler333@yahoo.com

bridget3420 said...

I would want to be invisible.

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

Staysi said...

REALLY want this book!!! :]

If I were a witch, I'd have the power to, hmmm...I would like to foretell events. Maybe not "see" the future. But at least have an idea or a hunch that specific events were going to happen. Or time travel. That would be cool!

My email is:

staysil7@yahoo.com

bridget3420 said...

Blogged

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaway-list_17.html

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Lea said...

I would want to be able to control or manipulate fire/water/earth/air. That would be awesome.

+1 sidebar
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yabookqueen@yahoo.com

xollinzolox said...

I would love to be invisible.

Lindsey
xollinzolox@aim.com

jtcallaway said...

Add me to the list :)

+1 comment on author interview

Thanks!

jtcallaway@yahoo.com

Erin said...

I think it would be cool to have the talent of reading the future and reading minds like the grandmother. This book was great. I can't wait to see what the next one will be like!

Cherie J said...

If I were a witch i would want to be able to cast spells which would enable me to be able to do cool things like fly or teleport. Thanks for the cool contest!

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

fitz12383 said...

Invivsibility would rule. I would also like to instantaneously transport myself anywhere at anytime.

amanda n.
fitz12383(at)hotmail(dot)com

fitz12383 said...

tweet tweet:

http://twitter.com/fitz12383/status/4321694532

amanda n.
fitz12383(at)hotmail(dot)com

okigirl3 said...

If I were a witch, I would like to be able to cast spells that can do anything, because if you can do that, you don't have to do anything else.

okigirl3@hotmail.com

Vera said...

Oh the choices...I think I would want to have the power of fast forwarding time.

vvperesk@gmail.com

~The Book Pixie said...

If I were a witch, I'd like to be like the kind in Bewitching Season. I'd love to cast spells but I'd only use my magic for good. Mostly. :P

+1 comment on interview
+1 Sidebar: http://frombrianaspointofview.blogspot.com/

~Briana
thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

MUM said...

If I were a witch, I'd love to fly around on a Mr. Swiffer Wet jet. Forget the broomstick. lol. :P

+1 commented on interview
+1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/utah91960/status/4365442811

Marie
utah91960(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kiki Howell - Author of Magical Erotic Romances said...

Definitely spells, then I would have my choice of what I wanted when I wanted it - really dangerous!
howell (dot) kiki (at) gmail (dot) com

Ashley said...

Haha I would love to be able to fly around on a broom! :] This contest ends on my birthday, yay!
booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

+ I posted this on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

Thanks!

YA_RockStarlette said...

Please include me in this contest!
I've been absolutely DYING to get my hands on this book:)
email: harajukualice@yahoo.com
And If I were a witch I would absolutely love to fly a broom,that would be wicked(pun intended)
+1 I blogged:
http://yarockstarlette.blogspot.com/2009/09/book-butterfly-win-signed-copy-of-once.html

+1 I also COMMENTED on the interview
Pick me!
-Haley:)

Britt said...

If I were a witch I'd want telekinesis. Or like jedi mind trick stuff. "You want to give me this book..."

brittanynoelle(AT)gmail(DOT)com

heatherzilla said...

If I were a witch, I would want the ability to cast spells. I want to be like Willow from BtVS and Angel.

heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

A Paperback Writer said...

Can't I fly on a broom AND make potions, too?
redvinyllp@yahoo.com

Amy said...

If I were a witch, I'd want the ability to be empathic. Since sometimes I say really dumb things and hurt people, it would be great to kind of know what the other person is feeling, and when it is time to shut my mouth. Or maybe I could always make a potion to make myself smarter so I do shut up...
(I also really want to read the book)

Amy said...

Whoops. Nearly forgot my email.
amy2431@gmail.com

CherylS22 said...

If I were a witch, I'd like to be able to cast spells - good ones, not evil ones.
Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

CherylS22 said...

I commented on your review.
megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

Lis and Chelle said...

If I were a witch I would totally want to be able to fly! That would be awesome (plus allow me to play Quidditch). This book sounds lovely!
email: teentangentsblog@live.com
+1 for posting in my sidebar at http://teentangents.blogspot.com

Paradox said...

If you were a witch, what's the one "talent" you would want to have? - I would definitely want the ability to shapeshift or fly!

Bonus Entries

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+1 Comment on my Interview with Carolyn

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TheBookShopaholic said...

Answer to Question: I'd like to have the power to read people's minds and inner thoughts.

thebookshopaholic(at)hotmail(dot)com

+1 For linking about this post
http://thebookshopaholic.blogspot.com/2009/09/contests.html

+1 Comment on Interview with Carolyn

Sarbear said...

I I were a witch, the one talent I would like to have is communicating with ghosts and spirits.

Oooh, I want to read this book so badly! Please enter me:

geekettesarbear(at)yahoo(dot)com

bookbutterflyangel said...

Thanks for holding this contest! This book sounds really neat!

+1 If I were a witch, I would want to be invisible! Maybe because I'm pretty shy, but I think this would be an awesome--and even useful--talent!
+1 Twitter http://twitter.com/bookbutterfly
+1 Interview comment
+1 Link on my blog http://bookbutterflyangel.wordpress.com/contests/

~Jacqueline
lady.dashti(at)gmail(dot)com

Alexa said...

Definitely fly on a broom. That would be awesome!
+1 sidebar:
http://hookedonyabooks.blogspot.com/
+1 Commented on Interview with Carolyn

lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

stephanie p. said...

name: stephanie p.

email:flowerpower295@aol.com

Cassandra said...

I'd love to create space or things to appear out of nowhere,if I was a witch.

+1 Shared at Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001958199467

+1 Commented on Carolyn' review as Cassandra Hernandez.
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