Sunday, December 6, 2009

Counting Down (And How You Can Win Some Cool Prizes!!)

The countdown is on.

Nope, not till Christmas! We are now only ONE HUNDRED DAYS until The Body Finder hits shelves, and guess what??? I’ve got a widget (check out my sidebar)!

Not only do I have a widget, but in honor of the big countdown, I’ve decided to hold my very first official contest!!!!

And there are prizes…look at all the pretty prizes…


That’s right, you too can have your very own signed copy of The Body Finder, along with this lovely limited edition tote bag, and an assortment of bookmarks and stickers. All that, and…a $25 gift certificate to the online bookseller of your choice! But it doesn’t end there, check out this sweet Body Finder poster (because you get that too!):

Second and third place winners will get all the swag (minus the ARC and the gift certificate)!!!

I kid you not!

And it’s easy to enter. But there are many ways to earn bonus points, so check it out:

1) Earn one point just for being a follower and commenting in this post. Easy, right?!? (New followers welcome!!!!)

2) Earn one extra point for Re-Tweeting/Facebooking (or any other status updating) the contest (but, again, you have to let me know here, so I know to count your point!).

3) Earn one point for posting about the contest in your sidebar, and yet another for an entire post *about* the contest. That’s two extra points if you play your cards right! (And let me repeat…you must let me know that you’ve done these things, otherwise I won’t know to add your extra entries. That’s just how I roll.)

And that’s not all…because if you act now, there’s one more way to earn bonus entries!!! This is the exciting part! Can you *feel* the excitement???

4) You can earn five extra points just for posting The Body Finder widget on your blog/website/My Space/Facebook/whatever! Five. Extra. Points!!! (And not to beat a dead horse, because I’d *never* do that…but please, for the love of everything that is good and holy, let me know so I can count those points too!) Note: Simply click the "share" button on the widget in my sidebar to copy the code...if you have trouble, email me and I'll send you the code!!!

It’s just that easy. Contest runs through December 25th, so get your entries together and spread the word. And the widget!

Oh, and leave me your email so I can get in touch if you win…that’s kind of important…

And get excited, people!

I was just asked the question, so I thought I'd post my response here so everyone knows...Yes, international entries are welcome!


Kristen said...

Fantastic contest! I can't wait to read your book!


Countdown widget is up on blog:

dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

Congrats on puplication! This book is one on top of my reading list :)



aprilnichole said...

I CAN NOT wait to read this book! I RT'd your tweet.
Made a blog post

Chick Lit Teens said...

Awesome contest! I look forward to reading The Body Finder.


I'm also a follower now.


Erica said...

I would love to be entered! The tote is awesome!

+1 Follower & comment
+1 retweeted
+5 widget in my sidebar

:) Erica

Little Ms J said...

I'm so excited for you! Look at all your fancy stuff! You have to post a vlog the day it comes out and then again when it hits the NYT list!

Facebook -

Twitter -

Dani. said...

Holy frickin awesome contest! The Body Finder looks so good (I've heard great things!) that I am dying to read it! :]

+1: Follower!

+1: Retweeted about contest- @danidlion /

+1: Linked to Sidebar-

+1: Posted in my Update post-

+5: Posted Countdown-



Amazing giveaway Kimberly! I really can't wait to read your book :)

+1 I'm an old follower

+1 I twittered here:

+1 It's on my blog sidebar:

+5 The widget is on my blog sidebar


Anya said...

Awesome contest! I cant wait for the Body Finder!

Im a follower

I retweeted:
and tweeted haha:

Countdown widget up on my Myspace:


Letter Garden said...

100 days left! I'm so excitited! :D

+1 new follower
+1 sidbar link
+5 widget


Lindsey Leavitt said...

Hey Release Date Buddy,
If your book is a 100 days away, that mean mine is too ! Thanks for the spreading the good news. Now I have to get a cool widget like you.. maybe I'll just use yours, being as our books are so similar and all.

Kimberly Derting said...

Lindsey - Cuz you've got nothing better to do with your time these days, right??? Sure...go ahead and use mine, I'm sure no one will even notice! Dead bodies, princesses, it's a very fine line.

Jessica Kennedy said...

+ 1 - Woohoo on the widget and 100 days to go!!! I'm happy to enter your giveaway.

+ 1 I Tweeted the giveaway

+ 1 Sidebar

+ 1 Blog Post

+ 5 Widget is on my left sidebar

+ 9 total :)

Tegan said...

OMG this looks so good

Jessica Secret said...

I'm a follower, I am commenting.

Tweeted the contest here:

Sidebar of my blog at:

Widget posted:

shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom

Thank you for the amazing contest! I've been dying to read your book for months!

Kilee's Closet said...

I can't wait to finally read this, I'm so exited! :D

+1 Follower (Old follower)
+1 Sidebar(Widget)
+1 Entry(Blog Post)
+5 Widget In Sidebar

My E-Mail:

Brooke Reviews said...

I'm a new follower thanks to Jess at Book Reviews by Jess! I'd love to be entered. :)

bacarleton at gmail dot com

Barb said...

What a great contest. I can hardly wait for your book to be published.

+1 I follow your blog

+1 I retweeted about the contest:

+5 I posted the widget on my sidebar:

bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

Corey Schwartz said...

oh, wow! How exciting. Just became a follower.

Heidi Willis said...

Yay Kim! I'm so excited for you!!! All of that stuff looks so official and real!

Here's my entry:

+1 - I'm already a follower! :)

+1 - I retweeted. How was I not following you on Twitter to begin with??

+2 - I wrote a post and linked your contest on my sidebar!

+5 - I posted your widget on my facebook page. I tried to post it on my blog but it wouldn't "stick." I hope i don't get points taken off for being technically illiterate! :)

Good luck! I can't wait to read it!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Congrats, can't wait!! :)

+1 Already a follower and comment
+1 Sidebar:


nicash2288 said...

This is exciting

+1 because I now follow you

Nikki (A Haunt of Ancient Peace) said...

100 days!! It's getting so close.

+1 Already a follower
+1 Tweeted
+1 Posted on my sidebar
+5 Put your widget up before I even read the post. I saw and I had to have it


Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Awesome contest! I'm very excited to read your book!!


Added widget to sidebar:


Brittany said...

OMG, OMG! Yay!

+1:: I am already a follower.
+1:: For Tweeting it. (
+5:: I grabbed the widget!!
+1: It's on my side bar under Contests.

Such and awesome contest! I cannot wait for this book, hence the reason I used it as my WoW last week!

-Brittany (

Allison said...

+1 follower
+1 tweeted (
+1 posted on sidebar (

Awesome contest!

Stacie said...

I`m a follower.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Robolobolyn's Universe of Books said...

I'd love to win the ARC! I'm so excited to read this book!! =D

+1 follower and comment

+5 for posting your countdown widget on my blog.

+1 Tweeted -

+1 linked to sidebar -

Robyn (:

Bianca said...

I absolutely can not wait to read this book!!

+1 for following and commenting
+1 for tweeting
+1 for linking contest to sidebar at
+5 for posting The Body Finder widget on my blog.

infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

Elie said...

Great contest. I would love to be one of the first to read this.
+1 follower and comment above
+1 tweet
+1 sidebar
+1 bogged
+5 posted widget

Elie (Ellz Readz)

Aik said...

+1 I'd love to read this book! I'm a follower.

+1 Tweeted.

+1 Linked to sidebar.

+1 Blogged.

+5 Added your widget to my blog.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

DH said...

I follow!


~bella aire~

angel28140 said...

I've been seeing The Body Finder's cover everywhere. I'm really looking forward to reading it.

+1 following you on twitter @LisaMBasso

angel28140 said...

Oh, I forgot my email

angel28140 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

xxsquigglesxx said...

Please enter me!


Sab H. said...

Oh YAY I cant wait to read it!!

+1 Follower

+1 Sidebar:

crystalreviews AT gmail DOT com

Kris said...

Great Contest and thanks for the opportunity to win!

+1 Follower and comment

+1 posted in sidebar

+1 entire post on blog

+5 posted the widget


The Book Vixen said...

I just added your book to my TBR list :D

Please enter me.

+1 I'm a follower
+1 ReTweeted
+1 sidebar link (right sidebar, under "contests & giveaways")

thebookvixen at gmail dot com

Kristi said...

Your book sounds fabulous!

+1 - new follower/comment

+1 - posted contest on blog

= 2 entries. Thanks!

Leslie said...

I had not heard of this book before, but I would love to read it.
+1 follower

donnas said...

Cool contest. The Body Finder sounds great and I cant wait to read it. Congrats on the soon to be release.

I am a follower.

Posted about it here:

Linked it here:

Linked on sidebar here:

Widget is also on sidebar here:

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please!

I am now following.


Terresa said...

Congrats on your book!! And sweet contest! (I'm a follower of your blog & can't wait to read this book!)

Brooke Jean said...

I have been counting down the days until this books released. I can't wait to delve in and get reading (and to take it off my To Be Read list).

Jessica said...


I posted on Facebook here:

And Posted the widget and wrote a post about the contest on my blog here:

I have read your whole blog and love your writing style, and I love the idea of your book, so I really can't wait to read The Body Finder!!! (And, yes, I do love my exclamation points ;) )


:D :D :D :D :D

Camille said...

Great comp! :D

+1 follower and comment

+1 RT here >>

+ 5 shared widget on my Facebook


Starry*Night said...

I'm a new follower and I'm so excited about this contest! I'm looking forward to reading The Body Finder when it comes out Kimberly.



Jessica said...

WOW! This book looks awesome! Can't wait for March to come already!

+1: Follower!

+1: Posted on

+1: Linked to Sidebar

+1: Posted in my Blog

+5: Posted Widget!

Beleth said...

I would love to read this book! Count me in. Im a new follower.

battyaboutbats at

Holz said...

Looks GOOD!!!!

+1 follower
+5 copyed to facebook:

brizmus said...

enter me! I would love to win your book. I am now following.
+1 I posted it in my sidebar under the contest list

I can't wait for it to come out!!


amanda18228 said...

This is a great contest!
I'm a new follower.
I tweeted this.

Lisa and Laura said...

Fabulous contest!!! We'll tweet about this today, my friend. Can't wait to read your book! Only 100 days! Amazing.

BookWhisperer said...

I am a follower

blog post with widget

widget on sidebar also


I can not wait to read this book.

Jessy said...

+1-I am a follower and I am really looking forward to reading the Body Finder
+5-Added Widget to facebook and Twitter

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

BookMac said...

Now I'm dying to read this!

blog post:

I am a follower

*crosses fingers* hope I win!

nicoliolipoli said...

+1 for being a follower
+1 for an entire post in my blog for this contest(:

this book sounds really interesting. cant wait to read it!

Lori(Pure Imagination) said...

I want to read your book so bad!

+1 I've been a follower!
+1 For Tweeting:
+1 Sidebar:


(: Isa :) said...

:D I'm really looking forward to this book and the cover is gorgeous!

I'm a new follower

Retweeted yours:

It is now on my sidebar.

So is the widget.

I also posted a contest alert for it at

Amazing contest. :)

greenc70 [at] gmail [dot] com

InABox said...

This book sounds great! I can't wait for it to come out!

+1 Follower
+1 Twitter:
+1 Sidebar: (under "Book Giveaways")
+1 Post:
+5 Widget:

whatinabox (at) gmail (dot) com

BrittLit said...

Awesome contest, I really can not wait to read this book!

+1 follower
+1 Sidebar:
+1 Post:
+5 Widget:

thanks muchly


Melissa said...

Great Contest!

+1 Follower


Martha Lawson said...

Great contest. Please enter me.

+1 New follower.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

katie said...

OMG awesome contest! I am drooling over all that stuff especially the signed ARC. =]

+1 follow your blog and comment
+1 link in sidebar of my blog
+5 countdown widget is in the left sidebar:

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

This book sounds sooooo good :)

+1 I follow
+2 tweeted
+1 sidebar
+5 widget

Nickles said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm very excited to read this.
+1 follow
+1 sidebar link:
+5 posting widget on sidebar of blog


Aye.Me? said...

Great comp and congrats on your book!

+1 Following
+5 Widget Reversing The Monotony

Thank you!


Ella Press said...

Awesome contest! I'm putting your widget on my sidebar :)

Just one question: is this open to int'l readers as well? I'm from Arg!

Thanks :D

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

I've actually been reading you on Bloglines for awhile, Kimberly, but just now became an *official* follower so I can enter! Thanks - it's a great contest and I can't wait to read your book!

Going to post on my Blogspot and Live Journal and will give you links as soon as I do - for my extra credit in the pot!

Jenny N. said...

Congrats! And thanks for the aewsome contest.

I'm already a follower of yours.


Posted Countdown widget on blog and added to sidebar too:


PJ Hoover said...

Your contest giveaways are way cool! And I'm feeling very lucky!

Princess Allie said...

I hope I win! Melissa Marr is recommending this and it looks really good that I'm now following your blog. :)

thebooklass at gmail dot com

INCiDeNT said...

Great contest! Congrats on publication!!

+ 1 - I'm a follower.
+ 1 - Your contest in in my sidebar:
+ 1 - I posted about your contest:
+ 5 - I've posted your widget in my sidebar:

Milka said...

Great giveaway!

+1 follower
+5 widhet in my blog

Lindsay's Photographys said...

I would LOVE to win this!!
Thankyou!! :D:D:D
+1 follower


GMR said...

A perfect contest to have right around the holidays....who DOESN'T like books and swag?! Plus its and ARC of an exciting new title? Count me in! I'd love a chance to read and review for my blog!

+1 - new follower!
+1 - tweet tweet (
+1 - linking in sidebar under contests! (

Happy holidays....and happy reading!


Wanda said...

I just became a new follower.

Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.


NotNessie said...

Please count me in... I'm dying to read your book!

Tweet @NotNessie

Contest on blog sidebar

Jill said...

Sounds good!
+1 a follower
+1 comment

buckfamily at ptd dot net

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Wow awesome contest! This is at the top of my 2010 must read list.
I'm a follower!:)

greenbeanteenqueen at gmail dot com

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

And I posted the widget on my blog:

Sandy Jay said...

Can't wait to read it!

I'm a follower.

forwhlz at gmail dot com

Katie said...

Point me up sister! I can't wait to read your book!!!

And I am dying to know what my echo is....

Oooo scary

Vision said...

I love the cover!

Follow and retweeted on Twitter (@ThuyTNguyen)

vision.nguyen AT gmail DOT com

Readingaddict said...

+1 follower

Your book looks REALLY good :D

Maria said...

Sounds Great!:)

+1 New follower

+1 tweeted about it.

+5 Posted the countdown widget on my blog.

Justine said...

Woo! I am so excited to read this, I can't wait!!

+1 follower :)
+1 tweet: here
+1 sidebar: here
+5 widget (on the sidebar): here


throuthehaze said...

Great contest!

+1 follower

+5 widget

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Southern Princess said...

Awesome contest!!!

Tweeted: via @southrnprincess at 8:56 a.m. 12-12-09 ;o)


rouxsoleil said...

Thank you for this fantastic contest!

I'm a new follower:)

Theresa said...

Great contest! Count me in! I'm a follower.

Lea said...

+1 follower/comment
+1 sidebar
+5 widget (at same above site)

Thank you so much!

Sheere said...

Count me in please!

+1 follower
+1 retweete

+1 sidebar

Pixie said...

I cant wait to read your book. Thanks for the giveaway. My blog is co-owned, so you may see another entry from our blog, for the widget. Stacey handles, those.

tweeted -

sidebar -


Jamie said...

Wow your book so wonderful. I can't wait to read it!!

I retweeted Jamie_Birdwell
Widget is in my sidebar

jbbird [at] duo-county [dot] com

Anonymous said...

Awesome contest! I am so anxious to read this book!

Anonymous said...

Awesome contest! I am so anxious to read this book.

Jo said...

Awesome contest!

+1 New Follower

+1 Tweeted:

+1 Facebook:

+1 Myspace:

+1 Blog Post:

+5 Widget on Blog:

+5 Widget on Myspace

Stacey said...

+1 Follower
+1 Tweet (
+5 for Widget (

secsec1 (at) gmail (dot) com

ReggieWrites said...

Happy countdown to The Body Finder! I'm loving all the Body Finder swag =)

+1 I'm a follower and I commented
+1 Tweeting this contest here:
+1 I posted this on my sidebar here:
+5 I put the Body Finder widget up on my sidebar here:

Thanks Kimberly! Great contest! My email is

Bethany Mattingly said...

Great contest! +1 I'm a new follower! Your book looks like it's going to be a great read!

alexwolfchan said...

I can't wait for your book to come out. :)

+1 Comment and I'm new follower.
+1 One tweet:
+1 One entry for the contest:
+5 Widget on my profile:

nicoliolipoli said...

I've already entered way up there ^^ but I just posted about the contest in my sidebar.
so, +1

Violet said...

Can't wait to read The Body Finder! :)

+1 Follower
+1 Re-Tweeted (@CommonplaceBook)
+1 Blog Post about this contest (
+5 The Body Finder widget added to blog sidebar


Brodie said...

Ohh one hundred days! Well, it'd be less by now. Meaning you're in the double digits!! I can't wait to read The Body Finder :D

+1 New follower!
+1 Tweeted -


Precious said...
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Emily Brown said...

Awesome contest!!!! The cover is so pretty! :)

Coutdown widget is on Facebook page:

I am a follower!!!!

Precious said...
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indiana said...

AMAZING CONTEST!!!!!!!!!! So many prizes... I must win! XD
+1 follower

indiana said...

Hehehe... forgot to put my mail...

Zanna said...

Really want this book. Looks great!

New Follower


Countdown widget on my blog

also posted on same blog

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

I am so excited for your book! It looks phenomenal!

I follow your blog.

The widget is up on my blog:

I have both a sidebar link and a post link to this contest as well:

flamingo1325 at gmail dot com

Emily C. said...

I'm a follower and I posted on Twitter:


Precious said...

What a fabulous contest! I am so excited to read your book! :D I hope I'll win. You have cool prizes!

I am a new follower!


Facebook status:

Countdown Widget posted on Facebook:

Countdown widget in sidebar (blog):

Bwyatt said...

I am so excited about this book! I literally LIVE for new and interesting books, and LOVE sharing with everyone who will listen. Can't wait! (

+1 Follower

+1 Link for contest on Facebook:

+5 Widget posted on facebook also.

love_fk said...

Thanks for the contest !
A follower
Countdown widget here :

Thanks a lot
Email: love_fk[at]

Lucía said...

Great contest!! I would like to read your book♥

+1 for comment and been a follower

my nick is Lucía and my e-mail is

+1 for Re-Tweeting here:

Mishel said...
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Mishel said...

I'd love to be entered Kimberly!!

-I'm a new follower
-Tweeted :
-Posted on sidebar :

Thank you so much

misthakes AT gmail DOT com

Spav said...

Great contest!

+1 Follower

+1 Tweet:

Esther said...

Ooo cool prizes!

I'm a follower and I tweeted


robin_titan said...

1) +1 new follower

2) +1

3) +1 sidebar at

4) +5 widget on sidebar!


Oooh I hope I'm lucky enough to win!!! :) Thanks so much for the opportunity and happy holidays :D

Steph Su said...

I definitely really want to read your book! I've been following your blog, and I've linked to it in my blog sidebar. Thanks! :)

stephxsu at gmail dot com

Andrea said...

Great contest.

New follower.

Posted widget on Facebook.

Sara M said...

Count me in!

+1 new follower

+1 tweeted here

Sara M
sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

Celeste said...

Can't wait to read your book!

+1 Follower

Addicted Book Reader said...

Wow awesome, thanks. It sounds fantastic! I'm following.
adrienne2093 at comcast dot net

YA Vampire Books said...

Great contest! The Body Finder sounds really good and the swag is beautiful!

I'm a follower, and I've posted about this contest on my sidebar,

I've also added the countdown widget to my sidebar!


Inked Books said...

Awesome contest!
I'm a follower.


Emilee said...

I am entering every contest possible for TBF! I'm so excited to read it! I'm pretty sure it was my first WoW when I started my blog!

Tweeted here:


Actual blog post:

emilove.richardson at gmail dot com

Countdown Widget in the sidebar:

MarceJ said...

How exciting. Congratulations.

I'm a new follower and this is my blog post.

Jessica Capelle said...

The book sounds fantastic! Thanks for having the contest.

I tweeted

and I'm a follower

jessicacapelle at gmail dot com

Zombie Girrrl said...

Your book sounds really cool, I can't wait to read it! Plus the cover is gorgeous! :)

1) New Follower!

2) N/A

3) I posted your contest on my sidebar

4) +5. I posted your widget on my sidebar


Dahlia (TheBookShopaholic) said...

Enter me. I'd like to read your book.

1) +1 Follower & Comment

2) +1 Tweeted: (

3) +1 Sidebar at:

4) +5 Widget on Sidebar at:


RaeReads said...

This is a great contest.

I'm a follower.



Contest in sidebar:

Wiget on blog:


Sara said...

Great contest! I loved THE BODY FINDER and would be pumped if I won! :)

I'm a follower of the blog!
Tweeted: @thehidingspot
Widget is also on my sidebar!

8 Entries!

Sara @ The Hiding Spot

Samantha LeAnne said...

This is a FANTASTIC contest! I would seriously give my right arm to win this one! I am DYING for The Body Finder!

+1 Following!
+1 Tweeted:
+1 Sidebar:
+1 Blog post:
+5 Posted the widget on my blog:

9 total entries...I want this so bad!

silverhartgirl said...

This looks great
+1 for following

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

O this looks fantastic! You have to be soooooo excited! :) I am going to try to get your widget to work on my blog.... many times it does not because I use wordpress.

journey through books @ gmail dot com

Oh and I follow your blog!

kapri said...

I so cannot wait to read this!

+1 follower
+1 sidebar link
+5 widget on sidebar (same link as above)

DeNiSe MaDnEsS said...

what a great contest I cant wait to read the body finder i am so excited for it here are my entries:
+1 Tweeting
+ 2 Posting about the contest and having a link on sidebar
+ 5 for posting the widget on my blog
= 8 entries
you can find my post and link and
widget on my blog
Thanks so much for the contest


FrankSandy said...

Please enter me.

FrankSandy said...

I'm a follower.

dsandyboy said...

Please enter me.

dsandyboy said...

I'm a follower.

kittyism said...

Excellent contest!

+1 I'm a new follower
+5 posted the widget on my blog

I would love to read this book!


lovely miss lucy(: said...

+1 I follow! :)

+5 I put the widget on my blog :)

Delightful contest! <33

email. delightfulreviews[at]gmail[dot]com



Faye said...

ur book looks awesome!

+1 sidebar

+5 widget

+1 followeR!

redleocat at

Renee G said...

This looks great.
I follow as rsg.

Mandy said...

I follow



Added Widget:

Coistycat said...

Amazing contest, thanks for running it.

I am following you (donnabarrie)

I have tweeted about this give away on twitter (@Coistycat)

Have tried to add your widget but can't get it to share?

donnabarrie at blueyonder dot co dot uk

misskallie2000 said...

Terrific contest.. Thanks for the opportunity to enter. This sounds like a great read. Congrats on publication.

1 am a follower

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

austenfan said...

Yay! Great contest!

+1 I'm a follower.

+1 tweeted:

+1 linked on sidebar:

+5 the countdown widget is now on my sidebar :)


Kimberly Derting said...




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