#DianneTurns21 Giveaway!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Yes, I turned 21 today. Wee! I am legal in every nook and cranny of the world. Mehehe. Obviously, I'm still not mature and ~wise~ enough if I laugh with "mehehe".

Anyway, I'm a babbler so sorry. Here goes more babbling!

(Be nice. It's my birthday. Don't just skip to the giveaway. Yes, there's a giveaway! More like, giveawaySSSS. Yay!)

Last year, I had a massive celebration here in the blog for #DianneTurns20 and it made it seem like I'm so big on celebrations. Actually, I'm not. I am doing exactly nothing for my birthday and I'm playing hooky at work. That's my kind of fun! And my gift to myself. So for this year, I haven't had as much time to prepare and contact authors and publishers to sponsor #DianneTurns21 because I did just get a job this year and I'm also taking classes for my MS. So, yes, this year's celebration isn't as grand as last year's but still, I like giving books! To my readers! To anyone! So you'll still win tons of stuff in here.

Oh, and I also have another gift to myself. Notice anything new in the blog? Yes, I changed my blog design! I love it and I am so so so pumped to blog just so I can see it in this new layout. My previous one has been making me meh towards blogging so yay!

This year, I've experienced hopefully the biggest slump of my entire blogging career. I hope that was the biggest rut I'll ever get into because I hate ruts! A reviewing slump is fine, and a reading slump is fine, but loathing isn't fine. Thankfully, I am now learning how to balance my interests (movies! music! TV shows! sleeping! doing nothing! my other blog!) so I don't just read all the time. I've also acquiesced to being a mood reader and I don't care about reading and reviewing deadlines now. Well, I still care but I'm not stressing over it now.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the awesome people surrounding me in this wonderful community.

-To Sab, Charlie, Nina, and Precious, thank you for not just being my closest friends in the book blogging community but in real life as well. Blegh, this is so cheesy. Haha!
-To Pinoy Book Tours and all of its bloggers, thank you!
-To Filipino YA book bloggers, I love you all. I always look forward to meeting you at bookish events because I love your company.
-To all my publicist contacts, I'd be nothing without y'all. Forgive me if I sound like I'm begging at times. I do! #sorrynotsorry
-To my Oops! I Read Again tour hosts, thank you for indulging me with my love for organizing blog tours.
-To the authors who availed of my services, thank you for entrusting me your babies.
-To all the authors I love, thank you for making me want to read, read, read (sang to the tune of Taylor Swift's Shake It Off -- DAMN IT, TAYLOR) and for writing all the books I love. Especially to Elizabeth Fama and Daisy Whitney/Lauren Blakely.
-To National Book Store, especially JB Roperos (huhu, thank you for getting my Amy Tan books signed! and for not replying to my neurotic texts), you spoil me with all the authors you bring each month. Most of all, thank you for bringing Jennifer E. Smith, one of my favorite authors, here in the Philippines. I cry.
-Thank you to Fully Booked for being just a DM away into any book I'd like (and hence, to my money disappearing).
-To all my readers, thank you for tolerating me and my blog. Haha!

While One Direction didn't release their new song/video on my birthday like the past two years (Little Things, Story of My Life), they still released Steal My Girl recently so still, thank you, One Direction!

I already said a lot and I might be boring you so let's just get to the giveaways!

What a tease, right? Haha! Read more to get to them!

Giveaway #1: YA books!

This is open to Philippine residents only. So sorry! Shipping is costly, you guys. One winner will get ALL of these! What are the prizes, you ask?

*signed* ARC of PLUS ONE by Elizabeth Fama
*signed* paperback of STARTERS by Lissa Price
*signed* ARC of A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU by Claudia Gray
*signed* paperback of THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT by Jennifer E. Smith
*signed* paperback of THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE by Jennifer E. Smith
hardback of THE MOCKINGBIRDS by Daisy Whitney

Giveaway #2: MG books!

One winner will get this MG prize pack. This is open to Philippine residents only. Just wait, my international readers. You'll have your chance in a bit!

ARC of THE TOMB OF SHADOWS by Peter Lerangis
paperback of CONSPIRACY 365: JANUARY by Gabrielle Lord
paperback of CONSPIRACY 365: FEBRUARY by Gabrielle Lord
paperback of CONSPIRACY 365: MARCH by Gabrielle Lord
paperback of CONSPIRACY 365: APRIL by Gabrielle Lord
paperback of CONSPIRACY 365: MAY by Gabrielle Lord
paperback of CONSPIRACY 365: JUNE by Gabrielle Lord
ARC of WILD BORN by Brandon Mull
paperback of HEIRS OF PROPHECY by Michael A. Rothman
paperback of TOOLS OF PROPHECY by Michael A. Rothman

Giveaway #3: book-inspired nail art decals from Nicole of Novel Nails Designs

Uhm, guys, have you seen the talent that is Nicole's nail art designs? You should check out her Tumblr and I am so honored to be giving away a set of nail art decals by her. So proud of her too because she's been featured in Buzzfeed and authors all love her designs! One lucky Philippine resident will win this!

Giveaway #4: NA ebooks!

I'm giving away six (6) ebooks of new adult/mature YA reads I love and this one is finally open worldwide! One person will win all these and prizes include:

THE REAL SCORE by Kesh Tanglao
(UN)BREAKABLE by Kesh Tanglao
any book by Lauren Blakely (Because DUH, I love all of her books.)
a choice between ALL LINED UP or ALL BROKE DOWN by Cora Carmack
LOVELY VICIOUS by Sara Wolf (or any book in the series)

Giveaway #5: Blog tour services!

One author will win a free blog tour organized by moi! Open internationally.

Giveaway #6: $21 worth from The Book Depository or a $21 Amazon GC

The winner can choose either $21 worth of books from The Book Depository or a $21 Amazon GC. Open worldwide!

Once again, thank you everyone for being with me these past two years I've been blogging. Good luck with the giveaways! <3


  1. Some of my favorite reads are Asylum by Madeleine Roux, books by Colleen Hoover, Waiting for You by Shey Stahl, and the Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

  2. Noggin by John Corey Whaley, Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira and Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

  3. Fifty Shades Of Grey, Paper Towns and try Mortal Instruments it will question you about your religion (if you're a Roman Catholic). Thank you for the awesome giveaway! Mabuhay! Maraming Salamat!

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIANNE! {{[[huuug]]}}

    This is very unfair: I can't rack up enough points to win the blog tour because I already follow every single move you make! (Twitter, goodreads, instagram, facebook...)

    Hmm, so about books. Have you read Carrie Mesrobian's PERFECTLY GOOD WHITE BOY? I love that one. And I guess I say it every time we talk, but you must read Megan Whalen Turner's series! I know you think they're not your style...

  5. Happy happy 21st Dianne! Cheers to more years and books to come! <3

    Anw, for my fave books this year, I have tons! Jessica Zafra's classic books (ahem twisted), the gezellig 1&2 - Kesh Tanglao (squee!) All's Fair in Blog and war - Chrissie Peria, Royally Lost-Angie Stanton, Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Rainbow Rowell's books! I have more, but here's a few top pick :) Thanks for the giveaway dear! *fingers crossed*

  6. Happy Birthday Ate Dianne! Didn't know you were only 21, you look younger *wink* Oh and I like your new blog design! :)

  7. Happy Birthday, Dianne!!! Hope you get a lots of gifts and mostly books! :P And that you have an incredible day ;)

    I loved Stone Cold Touch (I was waiting anxiously to read what would happen and I was nervous to see if I would switch teams. I didn't. #TeamRoth all the way down), and also had a great time reading my UK sister's book, Lailah, and Kiss of Deception (I would bribe anyone to get the second book. ANYONE!).

    Thanks for the giveaway! ;)

  8. Happy Birthday! :) My favourite reads this year are City of Heavenly Fire, Ruin and Rising, Wings and The Young Elites. My most anticipated read is The Retribution of Mara Dyer. (Sorry, I had to pick 5).Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIANNE! You are one of the coolest bloggers I've met in real life! I am incredibly happy for you when you met your idol Jennifer E. Smith! Keep up the great work and I hope we cross paths soon!

    My book recommendation for you is THE RING AND THE CROWN by Melissa de la Cruz. Magic, romance, intrigue and scandal. What more can you ask for? :D

  10. Happy birthday Dianne!! :D I hope you had a great one!

    My favorite reads from 2014 are Angelfall by Susan Ee, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, and Legend by Marie Lu. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway! :)

  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ATE DIANNE! Truth be told, you're one of the many Filipino bloggers in general out there who inspired me to start up a blog myself. I hope your blog reaches new heights and I pray for more achievements in your life as well. :D

    As for recommendations (I have quite a lot), I recommend Aspen by Rebekah Crane, Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley, and if you haven't read Monstrous Beauty yet, then here's me convincing you to read it NOW. Hope you had an awesome day! P.S. LOVE the new blog design! <3

  12. My Book Recommendations: The Fine Arts of Pretending by Rachel Harris (Contemporary Romance), The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern(Fantasy), Lock In by John Scalzi (Sci-Fi) and Confession of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know Of) by F.J.R. Titchenell (Horror/Adventure/Humor)

  13. My favourites so far this year: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Unravel Me (Shatter Me series) and Code Name Verity. Happy Birthday and thank you for the international giveaway! From Sunny South Africa :)

  14. Happy birthday! And thank you so much for these wonderful giveaways!

  15. Have you finished The Divergent Trilogy? Way better than the movie!

  16. I recommend Slammed and Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Happy Nameday, Dianne :) *throws confetti*
    Well, I don't know what to recommend to you since I think you've read all the books I've read, Hahah! Anyways, Kasie West's books are great! :)
    I hope to win this giveaway. :D

  18. happy birthday ! :D really thanks for the giveaway ! my favorite read is Divergent ! hope i can win The Young Elites! ><

  19. Happy Birthday Dianne!! Hope you'll have a wonderful year ahead :)

    My favorite books this years is Easy by Tammara Webber! Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. happy birthday :D
    my fave book 2014 is escorted by claire kent..
    thx u for this giveaway :)

  21. Belated Happy Birthday!! And what a massive giveaway! You are very generous :)
    Not sure if you've read any of these but here are some of my favorite reads this year:
    * Love Nouveau by BL Berry (long distance relationship)
    * Burying Water by K.A. Tucker (romantic suspense)
    * Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan (NA contemp)
    * Becoming Calder and Finding Eden by Mia Sheridan (NA contemp)
    * Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover (NA, with soundtrack!!)
    * Worth The Fall by Claudia Connor (military romance)
    * Say the Word by Julie Johnson (romance w/ mystery)
    * Don't Let Go by Sharla Lovelace (second chance romance)
    * Loving Mr. Daniels by Brittainy Cherry (forbidden rom)
    * Unravel by Calia Read (NA, mystery)
    * Cranberry Inn Series by Beth Ehemann (sports, contemp)
    * Under Different Stars by Amy Bartol (fantasy, PNR)
    * In the Fields by Willow Aster ( tearjerker!!)
    * The Final Piece by Maggi Myers (tearjerker!!)
    * White Hot Kiss by Jennifer Armentrout (paranormal)

    Omg, there are so many more. I added you in Goodreads, I hope we can exchange recs there :)
    Also, you are officially added to my 'to-stalk' blogs. Love your reviews!

  22. Belated happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hope you had a good one! :)
    And thanks for this awesome giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration!

    My fave reads of 2014 have been:

    Catching Jordan and Fangirl :)

  24. HAppy Birthday Dianne :)
    I have quite a number of favorite reads this year...but i will just write the ones i can remember hehehe..City of Heavenly Fire, Ruin and Rising, The Young Elites, A Thousand Pieces of You, Blue Lily Lily Blue, Puddle Jumping, The Beginning of Everything, Dangerous Girls & Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas, Throne of Glass series, and of course Isla and the Happily Ever After :)


  25. My favourite read is Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff!

  26. Happy birthday Dianne! Since I am currently reading these books, I recommend: The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco, The Swap by Megan Shull, and Slammed by Colleen Hoover. Thanks much for the giveaway! Kudos :-)

  27. Thanks for the super fabulous giveaways, Dianne! Belated happy birthday! I hope you had an amazing birthday. My fave reads this year is THE GATEWAY THROUGH WHICH THEY CAME by Heather Marie, BRANDED by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki, and FAMOUS LAST WORDS by Katie Alender. There's a lot actually but that's some of the very best ones. Thanks for being so generous! <3

  28. any book by Mia Sheridan, especially Archer's Voice. Also Belle Aurora has some really good books!

  29. ooh, btw, I really loved The Selection by Kiera Cass! and also Dorothy Must Die, and The Winner's Curse!! :)

  30. I just visited your blog to leave a message but then you're running giveaways and I just have to join! Oh, well I love contests!



    People born on November are awesome because me too is awesome! XD

    I won't be recommending books to you. You know we can talk about it on Twitter and e-mails. But I haven't thank you for the friendship. So here you go, a huge thank you to you despite how far our places are! (Damn islands!) Hope I can meet you and all the bloggers there! (When would that be?)


    Mr. Book Wonder

  31. Happy 21st Birthday to you! I would say that my favorites this year have been A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey, and the entire Lynburn Legacy series, Unspoken, Untold and Unmade, by Sarah Rees Brennan!

  32. I actually loved The Book Thief. I read that this year.

  33. Happy birthday!!!
    My favorites are Heir of Fire, Ruin and Rising and Kiss of Deception!!

  34. Happy Birthday! I loved Oblivion, Everlasting and Knight.

  35. Happy birthday Dianne! Thank you for always tweeting a lot of book reviews and book giveaways hihi ♥ I've been reading Fiction YA novels but I think you should try reading Wings by Aprilnne Pike and other series of it. Rainbow Rowell books and Stephanie Perkins. Uggh ♥


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