Jul 16, 2012

First Anniversary & Zombie Book Giveaway

Well, I somehow miscalculated the date of the very first AEIOU post. And when I say "miscalculated" what I really mean is I looked at the date a couple weeks ago and then, for whatever reason, remembered it being four days later than it actually was.
So technically, we celebrated our one year anniversary on Friday the 13th! Too bad I didn't remember it then. But to celebrate the occasion, I'm having a little zombie giveaway!

Before we get to the good stuff, I just want to say how much I appreciate those who read my craziness regularly. I don't know who you might be or where on Earth you are, but thanks! Also a big "howdy do" to my fellow bloggers.

Since getting off my butt and starting this blog, I...
Of all the things I've done in the past year, meeting and interacting with others is what I enjoy the most. And it kinda keeps me going some days.

On to the contest!

The main prize is a copy of Mira Grant's novel Feed, Book 1 in the Newsflesh Trilogy. I hadn't heard about Feed until Wickedly Bookish did a giveaway for it. She has book giveaways all the time, so you may want to check her site out too!

I thought I was in for another post-zombie apocalypse story (not that there's anything wrong with that!) but the world Grant sets up is very unique and not the same old setting I was expecting. I really enjoyed the first two books and just started the final book this week. Don't just take my word that the book is good, right now on Amazon it has an average of 4.5 out of 5 from 261 reviews! I don't want to give anything away, so here's a blurb from Feed:
In 2014, two experimental viruses—one a genetically engineered flu strain intended to act as a cure for the common cold, and the other a cancer-killing strain—escaped the lab and combined to form a single airborne pathogen that swept around the world in a matter of days. It cured cancer. It stopped a thousand cold and flu viruses in their tracks.

It raised the dead.

Millions died in the chaos that followed. The summer of 2014 was dubbed "The Rising," and only the lessons learned from a thousand zombie movies allowed mankind to survive. Even then, the world was changed forever. The mainstream media fell, Internet news acquired an undeniable new legitimacy, and the CDC rose to a new level of power.

Set twenty years after the Rising, the Newsflesh trilogy follows a team of bloggers, led by Georgia and Shaun Mason, as they search for the brutal truths behind the infection.
So, if this grabs ya, go ahead and enter below. If you leave a comment, make sure you have an email address in your profile or leave it in your comment so I can contact you.

Contest runs until 11:59pm Eastern, July 21 and is only open to those in the US. 
Winner will be notified and posted here on the following day.

16 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. Count me in!

    mybrainsdamaged@gmail.com

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  2. Dex first congrats on the one year! Sorry I don't do Pinterest or Tumblr good luck and here is to this years Halloween Count down and thanks again for Creepmas that was a blust!

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    1. OH here is my email mda4life at yahoo dot com

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  3. Happy Anniversary Dex and it has been a real treat to connect with you and your amazing blog. Keep up the great work my friend.

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    1. Thanks, same here! I love that there are so many pop culture geeks out there and yet we all focus on different things.

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  4. Happy Blogiversary! :) I've enjoyed connecting with you on Blogger, Twitter, and Pinterest this past year! Isn't it great to be a part of a blogging community? It means a lot to me too. Who knew there were this many people with similar spooky interests?

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    1. Yeah who knew I'd end up connecting with the artist that made those Old Maid cards I bought? =)

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  5. Happy Anniversary! Awesome giveaway...

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  6. I've actually already read Feed, BUT I don't have a copy for myself and I'd love to reread it. It's an amazing book in general, not just an amazing zombie book, and if someone other than me wins it I hope they enjoy reading it!

    herebebooks@gmail.com

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  7. Happy Anniversary! My blog had its first birthday in May and it really felt like such a great achievement to have reached that milestone! As a lifelong misfit, I'm still kind of amazed to be part of such a like-minded community here in Blogland. :)

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    1. Yep, you pretty much summed up my feelings as well.
      The internet: giving outcasts a place to hang out.

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  8. Oh I would love a book, especially one about zombies. pick me pick me!

    mvukmir@gmail.com

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  9. Happy blogiversary!
    ssremington (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. That is a wonderful news.I really want to read this book.

    zombie costumes

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