Friday, October 18, 2013

1 Year today whirlwindbooks started!

OH MY . . .

I wasn't sure I would ever get here but it has arrived! Today is the official one year anniversary of the blog and what a journey it has been. I started the site off because I was passionate about writing reviews for the books I was reading - I fell in love with my kindle and the whole new world that opened up to me. 

I never thought I would still be doing this and going stronger than ever! - I have worked with so many amazing authors who I am lucky enough to now consider my friends, it is through their generosity to work with blogs like myself that I have been able to give my readers such amazing exclusives.  

Thank you so much to everyone who has followed my site as it has grown - you are the reason I do this and I still find it amazing that hundreds of you check my site daily. 
Thank you to the Tour sites who have allowed me to partake on so many great adventures - You help keep the blogging world organized and interesting. 
Thank you to the publishing houses who have taken a chance on a book loving girl from the UK and allowed me to work with your authors, especially to Simon and Schuster UK for letting me Intern with you earlier this year.
Finally thank you to the authors - you all know who you are, without your kindness most of what I do wouldn't be possible. Not only do you give us everything you can through your words you then allow me to talk your ears off!!! I could never do the amount I do without your generosity with giveaways and your willingness to provide interviews/guest posts and more.

Thank you.

 I have found something I love to do and something I am passionate about, books are apart of who I am and I cannot wait to see what another year will bring.

Lastly a huge thank you to my lovely co blogger Vanessa for joining me during my exams and helping to keep the blog active - you are my rock *fingers crossed* I can get you to come to Scotland next year ;)

Now who wants a giveaway?
2X Swag packs filled with multiple goodies from amazing authors!

1st prize pack - 

T.M. Franklin rack card
M. Leighton signed bookmark
2 X Georgia Cates book Marks
Tara Sivec Chocolate lovers bookmark + Gavin Condom
Micalea Smeltzer signed book mark / signed quote card / Finding Oliva Image
Lexi Ryan Bookmark
J.Lynn Signed Bookmark
Christa Cervone bookmark and Tattoo
Kim Karr Connected Card
Tammara Webber signed book plate
Kathryn Perez signed bookmark
2 X Lizzy Ford bookmarks
Jessica Sorensen Book Mark
Marie Coulson signed book mark and book plate
Nicole Chase Magnet
Lauren Blakely Magnet
Erin Nicholas Trading Card
K. Langston signed bookmark
Melissa Brown Tote Bag

2nd Prize Pack

Jasinda Wilder
Tiffany Reisz
 Lola Stark--signed
 Brooke Cumberland--signed
 Jennifer Armentrout--signed 
Alma Katsu 
Steph Campbell/Liz Reinhardt 
Kendra Elliot 
Jennifer Iacopelli--signed 
J.M. La Rocca 
(E-book voucher of Wait for You by J.Lynn)