BIG Announcement!!!

Good Morning Everyone,

It is time. It is here. Today is Saturday, May 11, 2013 and it is 6:00am EDT and this can only mean one thing… It is time for the BIG Announcement. You all are amazing you know this, right?! I want to thank you for your patience and I hope you enjoy this BIG Announcement!

So without further delay…

I can’t believe that a year has gone by since I started this amazing journey. My little dream of finding a way into to the world of literature has grown into something that I could never have hoped for. Thank you all for your support. I am so honored to have each of you following along in this journey. I love being able to read books, write reviews and then talk with all of you about the wonderful books and authors. So on May 25th, 2013, I hope that you all will join me as I begin a three month long celebration party.

Why three months? Well… on May 25th, my blog will turn 1, on June 20th, my first posted book review will turn 1 and on July 27th, my first Indie Author book review will turn 1. Three BIG birthdays/anniversaries!!! And with all that is going on in the world around us, why not celebrate to the fullest. (Besides, who doesn’t love to celebrate good times!)

What kind of Celebration?

Starting on May 25th through July 27th, each Saturday, I will take a look back at some of the books that I have had the honor to review. “A Year in Review” weekly special. On the majority of those weeks, you the followers will get a chance to win some pretty cool prizes, such as bookmarks or ebooks, thanks to the author(s) of the book(s) being Re-Reviewed. Yes, that’s right, there will be 10 weeks with 8 giveaways! But this is only half of the BIG Announcement…

The second half?

This part is extra-special. You see, through May 25-July 31st, there will be a separate giveaway going on. Yes, that’s right another chance to win! This giveaway will be active the ENTIRE time between May 25th-July 31st. For this giveaway, some very generous authors have donated Autographed books, both ebooks and Paperbacks, plus bookmarks. AND… my very favorite and very talented artist friend, Dana Zalesky , has donated an original piece of artwork. So as you can see this giveaway will be BIG!!!

How do you win?

The individual weekly contests will be held like the regular giveaways. (And there will still be those scheduled during this time, too.) All you have to do is leave a comment under that week’s blog post to be entered to win. With the help of Random.org, winners will be chosen and announced the following week. Each contest/feature, will run for a week (Saturday-Friday.)

The BIG giveaway will be a Rafflecopter giveaway, but not just a plain Rafflecopter giveaway. It will be a game… A mixture of Guess the Book from the Quote and a Scavenger Hunt. Bonus points (bonus entries) will be plenty and some will be offered daily!!! You will be able to find the Rafflecopter here, as it will have a page to itself and on Ariesgrl Book Reviews Facebook Page.

(And yes, it is a possibility to win more than one giveaway.)

My goal is to make the next several weeks fun for everyone! I want this to be a true celebration as my way to say thank you to each of you! I hope I have answered any questions you may have, but if not just post a comment below. (However no specifics on authors/books/prizes will be given, just yet.)

So this was my BIG Announcement! I hope you all enjoyed it and that it was worth the wait!!!

Have a wonderful day!
Enjoy!!!
~Ariesgrl

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17 Responses to BIG Announcement!!!

  1. CONGRATULATIONS ARIESGRL 😛

    PARTY TIME !!!!!!! 🙂

  2. pamela1740

    Congratulations on your anniversary, Ariesgirl! Honestly, I am wowed by this — your blog is so extensive and active it’s hard to believe you’ve only been at it for a year. As a new (two months) book blogger, this gives me great hope and inspiration! I hope I can build half of what you have done here in your first year. Happy anniversary!

    • Thank you very much. I appreciate your kind comments. I still can’t believe how much my blog has grown and I am ever so grateful for everyone’s support. This was my dream and it still is my dream, but ever so slowly it is becoming my reality. There are no words for how that makes me feel. 🙂

      I enjoy your book blog and look forward to seeing more of your posts.

      Have a wonderful day!
      Thanks again,
      ~Ariesgrl

  3. Debbie Mowatt

    Congrats on your 3 big anniversaries coming up! I hope you are that bit closer to becoming a paid reviewer a year into your blog 🙂

    • Thank you very much. I am working hard towards becoming a professional reviewer, but I am enjoying each and every day. This blog has grown into something larger than I had dreamed possible and I am so humbled by everyone’s support.

      I hope you enjoy the next few months, as they should be extra exciting.

      Have a wonderful day!
      ~Ariesgrl

  4. LadyPilot89

    Yay! Congrsts TWIN!

    • TWIN?!!!

      Is that really you? Oh my how fast the time has flown. Hope you are doing well. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoyed the BIG Announcement.

      Have a wonderful day!
      ~Ariesgrl

  5. Jessica Bowers

    Awesome! Congrats to all the progress you have made!

  6. Congrats! I am so glad I was able to share this year with you, even if it was virtually! You should be very proud of yourself, and I’m looking forward to the next year with you!

  7. Congratulations Ariesgrl! I’m so glad for you. Well done honey. The giveaways sound fun too. Can’t wait.

    • Hi Rhys,

      Thank you. I am happy to hear that you liked the Big Announcement. My goal is for the giveaways to be lots of fun. It is my way of celebrating this accomplishment and thanking all of you who have followed the blog and supported it. Hope you enjoy the next several weeks, Rhys!

      Thanks again,
      ~Ariesgrl

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  9. Congratulations, somehow I didn’t realize that your blog was almost the same age as mine. It’s been amazing to find how many of the people that I follow on a regular basis have been blogging just about a year. Well done, and I’m glad you have had a successful blogging year. I love your way of celebrating. Well done! 🙂 Marsha 🙂

    • Thank you very much. It is hard to believe it has been a year! I am very grateful for the support everyone has shown me. This has been an amazing year and I am thrilled to start year #2! Thank you again!
      Have a wonderful day!
      ~Ariesgrl

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