19 Responses to “Kindle contest update”

  1. Kendra December 11, 2008 at 11:15 AM #

    I twittered Lauren Dane, because I couldn’t find hers. BUT I did find it and before she answered me.

    Thanks for the contest! I was fun to see all the different author sites.

  2. Nicole December 11, 2008 at 11:19 AM #

    Oh, wonderful contest. I so want to win. It was fun searching all the sites.

  3. Kathy December 11, 2008 at 12:50 PM #

    My favorite re-read of all time is “Mrs. Mike” by Benedict and Nancy Freedman. Such a wonderful love story! After living in Alaska for 6 years, I can really appreciate how rough their life was.

  4. drey December 11, 2008 at 2:19 PM #

    It’s probably because everyone started with Kindle contest #1, and by the time they’re done hunting all around for those icons, they’re too tired to go poking around for contest #2. But SHHHHH! I want to win one of these. Less competition increases my odds. =D

  5. Leah Braemel December 11, 2008 at 3:14 PM #

    My critique partner discovered her slow (satellite) connection made loading pages on graphics heavy sites so slow she was clicking off the page before the Kindle graphic had loaded. As Angie says, they’re there, just have patience.

  6. Valerie Oakley December 11, 2008 at 3:34 PM #

    some of them were harder to find than others but since I’m an obssessive personality I couldn’t quit ’til I found them all.

    BTW the winners get to chose one download from each author from both contests for a total of 38 right?.

  7. HM Rose December 11, 2008 at 4:50 PM #

    One thing that I found while doing both contests (which was fun since I found new authors to read!) is that if you use image blocking add-ons so you won’t have to deal with annoying ads, sometimes the kindle icons won’t immediately show up. At least, that happened to me a few times. I used a different browser, however, and everything showed up just fine. πŸ™‚

  8. Julie December 11, 2008 at 6:21 PM #

    I never thought I’d find the last one I needed. For some reason it wasn’t coming up on my computer. Thankfully I got my computer fixed before I went nuts. LOL

  9. Gabriela R. December 11, 2008 at 7:21 PM #

    I am so excited about the Kindle give away. Even if I don’t win I am very impressed with Samhain and I spent so much time on the author pages that I have added lots of new authors to my tbr list. I just wanted to say thanks again for holding such a great contest.

  10. Dina December 11, 2008 at 8:53 PM #

    I am glad I found them all too, just next tmie not while I’m very tired, lol.

  11. Judi - Sidhe Vicious December 12, 2008 at 4:53 AM #

    Some of them were definitely harder to find than others, but I dug my heels in and kept at it because I really want to win a Kindle! I have my fingers crossed and it was great to find out about so many new authors. I now have many books on my wishlist. πŸ™‚

  12. Lori December 12, 2008 at 12:34 PM #

    I haven’t entered #2, cause I’m going absolutely crazy on Bianca’s site. I swear that damn Kindle icon is not there, LOL. I’ve been looking for freakin’ days.

  13. Tammy December 12, 2008 at 2:46 PM #

    I ended up having to switch computers mine was apparently too old (nearly 10) and the graphic wasn’t showing up on Alexis’s site. Drove me nuts. Then what’da know it showed, the last one I needed was found!

    I’ve entered both now. Thanks Angie and all you authors!

  14. Ann Martin December 13, 2008 at 1:59 AM #

    I tried to enter Kindle #2 but I could never get Eve Vaughn’s website to load images and I never heard back from you on the email I sent regarding this. No one could figure out why it wouldn’t load, everyone else didn’t seem to have an issue with her site but no matter which computer I utilized it never worked for me.

  15. Julie Robinson December 13, 2008 at 3:27 AM #

    I had no problem (I’m Julie R. since I see there are two Julie’s). I thought it was great fun, but I love a challenge. Some were a little trickier than others, but that was the whole point, I would think, from a marketing strategy. It just took a little diligence, but I got to explore the sites more thoroughly to learn about each author and answer that particular question.

    It’s kind of odd that you say one contest has more entries than the other. Neither was harder than the other.

    Thanks, Angie, for coordinating and hosting all the different contests, including the Kindle ones. It takes a lot of work to get all the authors to donate—now THAT’s diligence πŸ™‚


  16. Julie Robinson December 13, 2008 at 3:32 AM #

    Oh wow! I just realized after rereading your blog today that the winners also get a book from each author. Duh, I guess you would need something to load onto your Kindle, right? How very generous of them.
    Julie R..

  17. Julie Robinson December 13, 2008 at 3:35 AM #

    Drey, That’s what I thought too about why Kindle 1 has more entries than Kindle 2, even though they didn’t have to both be done at the same time. Julie R.

  18. Angie December 13, 2008 at 8:44 AM #


    I’m sorry. Had I responded my answer would have been the same as it was to anyone else: it’s there, keep looking. I did not give out any answers to anyone who mailed, and there seemed to be no common thread to which author people had difficulty with, so I can’t even say one author was more difficult than another.

  19. thursday December 13, 2008 at 12:01 PM #

    Yep I couldn’t finish the second set because one of the web pages couldn’t be found no matter what I did to try and open it! Oh well. I thought to go back later but I don’t have much time with my 4 month old screamer.

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