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“Trese” and “Elmer” giveaways!

I was supposed to put this up during Free Comic Book Day, but due to my being an incorrigible scatterbrain I promptly forgot all about doing so.

BUT! I have now remembered, and I am inviting one and all to participate while I give away these signed copies of Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo’s “Trese” as well as Gerry Alanguilan’s “Elmer”!

Let me quote myself from a few months ago:

“What do you guys have to do then? Since this is my first second fourth time doing this sort of thing, I thought it would be wise to pattern the process after young adult author Michelle Zink‘s own contest rules.

All you guys have to do is to post a link to this post on your preferred social network, then leave a comment on this very same post with a link to your post featuring the link. I sincerely hope that that horrible string of words has not discouraged you guys from joining yet. Doing so will get you ONE entry.

However, if you want a bigger chance at winning, you get ONE more entry for every person that you convince to follow me on Twitter (@tristantrakand) or read this blog. The person you refer also gets ONE entry, just as long as they tell me on Twitter or in the comments section of this post who referred them.

Your comment tallying the number of entries you have should look like this:

  • Posted link (on preferred social network) = 1 entry
  • Referred (x) number of people = (x) entry/entries

Unfortunately, this contest is only for readers here in the Philippines, as I can’t yet afford to ship stuff halfway around the world. Third World living, y’all!”

I’ll be using to pick out the winners for this giveaway. The top name on the list gets gerry Alanguilan’s “Elmer”, while the next two gets Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo’s “Trese”

Contest runs until June 1, 2012. Winners will be announced around June 3. Good luck!


Giveaway winners!

Since the long weekend is over and everybody will be returning to the drudgery of work or school, I thought it would lighten the load for everyone if I announced the winners for the two giveaways I held last month.

The first one had a signed copy of Alexander Yates’ great novel, “Moondogs”, while the other one had 10 “The Son of Neptune” gift packs generously provided by National Book Store. Winners are under the cut!

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Alexander Yates giveaway!

Are you seeing double?

This was supposed to go up days ago, right after I posted the transcript of my interview with Alexander Yates, but work got in the way. I have to earn money to keep this thing going, after all!

So, as you can see, I have two copies of Alexander Yates’ debut novel, “Moondogs”, one of which is mine. As for the other one, whatever shall I do with it? Why give it away of course!

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Lauren Kate giveaway!

I know I said that I’d put this up yesterday afternoon, but my job got in the way and I basically just crashed on the floor when I got back home at around midnight. So apologies for that.

But here is what I was so excited about yesterday! As all of you guys know, I recently interviewed New York Times bestselling author Lauren Kate, and since I had an extra trade paperback of her latest book laying around anyway, I thought it would be nice to have it signed and given away to you guys!

Of course, since there’s only one book, I can’t just give it away willy-nilly. No, you guys have to do a little something-something if you want this in your hands.

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