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The Qwillery

A blog about books and other things speculative

Blogversary Giveaways Update

Here are the final two necklaces from Cemetery Cat Jewelry!

The Zombie Giveaway will include this necklace:

Blogversary Giveaways Update

The Werewolf/Shifter Giveaway will include this necklace (note that an additional charm may be added):

Blogversary Giveaways Update

The Blogversary Giveaway page here has been updated. Remember - you have until November 10, 2010 at 11:59 PM United States Eastern Time to enter. Go to the Blogversary Giveaway page to enter.

Blogversary Giveaways

It's Blogversary giveaway time! Please read the rules carefully for these giveaways. You have a month to enter so take your time.

Vampire Giveaway

I chose a necklace called Key to a Lost Love for the Vampire Giveaway because often vampires outlive their loved ones.

Black gunmetal chain holds an antique skeleton key from the UK. Dangling from the key are a large black Swarovski heart and a sterling silver skull (with jointed mandible). 17"
(Photo and description courtesy of Cemetery Cat Jewelry)

Were/Shifter Giveaway

Silver plate chain holds large moostone faceted nugget and sterling silver bead cap. Also hanging from chain is a pewter wolf charm and (not pictured) pewter wolf paw charm.18'"
(Photo and description courtesy of Cemetery Cat Jewelry)

Zombie Giveaway

Silver plate chain holds an antique skeleton key from the UK. Hanging from key is a bone skull and pewter charms of a Ouija board and cemetery gate. 18#
(Photo and description courtesy of Cemetery Cat Jewelry)

New York Comic Con Giveaway

The key to the bat signatures:

A) Lauren Panepinto - designer of covers for the Parasol Protectorate books by Gail Carriger
B) Rudy Solis III - writer, actor
C) Dianna Love - author
D) Sherrilyn Kenyon - author
E) Jocelyn Drake - author
F) Marjorie M. Liu - author
G) Joe Benitez - comic book author & artist
H) Diana Galbadon - author
J) Anton Strout - author
K) Pamela Palmer - author
L) Joe Abercrombie - author
M) Juliana Stone - author
N) Jeaniene Frost - author
O) Margaret Ronald - author

There is no "I" so you are not missing it!


What: The Vampire, Were/Shifter, Zombie, or New York Comic Con giveaways. You can only win one!

How: Leave a comment telling The Qwillery about your favorite Halloween decoration or costume. If you don't tell The Qwillery about your favorite decoration or costume your entry will not be counted!

NOTE: Four commenters names will be randomly chosen. Commenters must list the giveaways in their order of preference in your comment! If you do not list the giveaways in order of preference your entry will not be counted. The first commenter chosen will get his/her first choice, the second commenter chosen will get the highest of his/her choices that has not been given away, etc. until all 4 giveaways have been given away.

You can receive additional entries by:

1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who & When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 10, 2010.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*


The Qwillery is happy to announce winners for 3 giveaways:


Shaun of the Dead from Michele Bardsley:

Debby who said, "I hate scary movies but my kids love them."


Blameless by Gail Carriger and The Old Ones Necklace:

Caitlin who said, "Hmmm, My favorite would have to be squid. I like them fried ;) hehe"


The Grimrose Path by Rob Thurman :

Robin K who said, "I would love to be entered. Thank you for the giveaway."

throuthehaze who said, "Great interview! Count me in please"

Melissa who said, "i love Rob Thurman's work great books."

Emails have been sent to the winners who must respond by 11:59 PM US ET on September 28, 2010 or The Qwillery will have to randomly choose someone else!

New from Cemetery Cat Jewelry - Rose's Choice the LAST SACRIFICE Bracelet Pre-order

As followers of this blog know, I am a huge fan of Cemetery Cat Jewelry. I love the craftsmanship that goes into every piece of jewelry designed and made by Synde. That's why I give away some of the pieces here on the blog and have many necklaces and bracelets in my own personal collection.

This evening, Synde announced a wonderful pre-order: Rose's Choice the Last Sacrifice Bracelet. The Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead is the 6th Vampire Academy book and is the last book about Rose. The book is being released in December 2010. The bracelets will ship out the week of November 1st before the book is released. What a fabulous holiday present for your favorite Vampire Academy fan!

New from Cemetery Cat Jewelry - Rose's Choice the LAST SACRIFICE Bracelet Pre-order

Black (representing the shadows) fire polished glass holds both an ice blue and jet black swarovski crystal heart..The blue being for Dimitri and the Black Adrian. A detailed sterling silver Thai rose (the symbol I have always used for Rose) is also dangling from a sterling silver clasp.  7"
this is the last Vampire Academy preorder bracelet I will be doing, and in my opinion the most beautiful.
bracelets will ship out the week of November 1st. I might point out this is pre book release!!;)
There are only 50 to be had, so please don't reserve one unless you intend to complete the sale. Someone may miss out because of it.
(Photo and information courtesy of Cemetery Cat Jewelry)

This gorgeous bracelet is only $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping.

You can order Rose's Choice here:

I've ordered mine! (Actually it's for my daughter, but she doesn't need to know that!)

New Release Wednesday Vlog - September 1, 2010 - & Giveaway

Here's another vlog because a few books that I wanteed came out today. Plus there is a giveaway of one of the books along with some bling from the most awesome Cemetery Cat Jewelry!