Welcome! I'm Riv Re, teenager and aspiring author. I post Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Tuesdays are for book reviews; Thursdays are for a weekly meme called "Character Dolls," which showcases character depictions I made online; and on Sundays I just wing it.
This blog is for my writing misadventures, my reviews, ramblings, and rants. My favorite genre is fantasy, so expect a lot of the unusual.

Warning: I've got an awful sense of humor. Don't blame me if you keel up and die from reading the jokes I crack.
Notice: I hold no responsibility for any deaths caused by previously mentioned jokes.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Awesome-Sauce Post: Contests and My First Award!

Hey Blogger Buds,
I had some stuff I was going to think about posting today, but I changed my mind when some awesome-sauce (did I just say that? What's wrong with me?)  stuff demanded my attention. So, I've got some contest-y stuff to tell you about, and exciting news. Oh, and I apologize for missing CCT. I promise to cast someone cute/handsome next week. Exciting news first:
I was reading Market My Words today, and she was Paying it Forward today (and yes, I used caps just now). And she gave me an award! I got the From Me to You award along with LJ, Dorothy, Natalie, and AiCP. Congrats, guys! Now, on to me.
It's an award for constant commenting, so I'm going to give it to some commenters too! I don't get many comments, but I'm going to give this over anyways! Officially choose 5 peeps, but I'll do as I please and I'll give this to three awesome peeps.
LReneeS over at Fictional Writer. LRS is awesome; constant commenter, dedicated blogger, writing lover, the whole thing.
Liz of Cleverly Inked. She's one of the top bloggers, like, ever. Lots of giveaways,  interviews, and awesome stuff.
Candace of The Misadventures in Candyland. I love Candyland. She's, like, a person. (Well, most of us we all are, but she's this deep blogger with, like, emotions she's not afraid to show.)
Well, there's no need for me to go around praising them for commenting,  but TOO BAD. Come get your award, and pas it on. And peoples: You totally have to check out these blogs.

On to Part Two: Contests!

1)The awesome Bree zy Tanner Despain released the cover to Lost Saint yesterday. And me, being an idiot with OCD, didn't want to post twice in one day. So, it's here today. I didn't want to enter the cover contest, but I had a feeling it would be either purple ribbon on arms or a different color ribbon on legs. Well, I was totally off. This is it.

Just kidding! Don't worry! This is a spoof cover by editor Greg Ferguson. The real cover is much prettier, and I'm going to send you over to Bree for it. It's right here! I haven't actually read TDD yet, but it's on my reading list for as soon as I get back in late August! (Well, first I have some stuff about to be released; Mockingjay and Iron Daughter, along with maybe something else.)
PS: The contest is that by making this post I'm entered to win some awesome-sauce books.

2)I think I mentioned this on Monday, but I'm going to mention it again. Scroll down to the bottom of this page. I'll wait. There, did you see it? Those awesome-sauce fancy-shmancy T-Shirts on a pretty little poster down there? Well, the aforementioned awesome-sauce Candyland is  holding this major contest. Buy an a cool t-shirt for lots of entries, or buy a CD by New Medicine, Matt Brady's band. (Matt Brady is Candyland's celeb crush, by the way.) I have yet to hear their music, but I plan to listen veeeerrrrrry soon. If you don't want to spend money on the contest, even though all the money goes to Ghana, you can make a graphic for the contest. More info on Candy's site, as well as the prizes. (Prizes include: tons of critiques and agent talks, autographed books and a CD, ARCs, swag, and T-Shirts.)

3)There are three really cool and really awesome-sauce ARC contests going on, for stuff I'm dying for. One I'm not entering, which is Alexandra's, but you totally have to check out Sarah Saradise and Carol's contest. Make sure you tell them that I referred you so I can win the awesome-sauce Firelight, which I've been moaning and groaning for for ages! I <3 dragons.

4) Don't forget, my awesome-sauce Forgive My Fins contest is still open! I have over 60 awesome-sauce followers(!!!!!!) and only, like, 10 entries! It's easy to enter with awesome-sauce chances of winning! (Linky below!)

Edit: 5)I almost forgot: Shooting Stars Mag is giving away tons of awesome stuff if you pre-order rance. I usually don't do this kinda stuff, but it looks awesome and I'm getting three other books! For less than $9 dollars (less than $8.99 too, and that's including tax!) get Trance on the day it comes out-it's an awesome-sauce hardcover, I believe, and e-mail your receipt to SSM (e-mail on their blog) for some awesome-sauce prizes! At my last check, what's left is The Alpha Bet, soft lips, signed hardcover Taken by Storm and swag packs. Most of the stuff has at least a bit of swag in it. Go now! I usually don't do this stuff either, but considering the prices it's totally worth it.

That's all for now, folks!


Current Music: About to plug my earbuds in...
Current Mood: Frustrated, but excited with my contests and stuff!


  1. thank you so much! I'm glad you took part and spread the word. it really is an amazingg price.


  2. You're the sweetest freaking thing, like ever. Thank you so much for thinking of me:) It really made my day today. And thanks for the contest shout out!!! Woo!!!

  3. New follower here. Hi! You have a wonderful blog here! Congrats on the award, and best of luck in the contest!

  4. Thank you for saying those things about me; that's so amazing of you! Hey, you are definitely one of my top commenters too and I totally love you for it. I try to come here and read and comment when I can and though you say your humor is something I may "die" from, I find it to be very amusing.:)
    Thanks so much Riv. YOU'RE AMAZING! I think the smile on my face was too large for my face when I saw this post.
    I can't believe I got an award! Thank you sooooo much. Okay, I'm done for now. (I think... I could keep going but it would be boring for you to read).
    Happy writing,

    P.S. I'm glad to hear you think so highly of me.

  5. I feel stupid asking this question but... Exactly what I am to do? Is it the "from me to you" that we take and pass on?
    Happy writing,

  6. http://lrenees-fictionalwriter.blogspot.com/2010/07/to-you-guys-who-are-amazing.html
    Maybe it's not usually proper for the person you got it from to return it to and reward them but I swear you are at the top of list of people I know on blogger who are AMAZING.
    Happy writing,


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