Friday, December 2, 2011

Book Lover's Holiday Giveaway Hop

Disgruntled Bear is part of this ginormous (more than 250 participating) giveaway hop. The next stop is at the blog of Michelle Madow, whose book, Remembrance, looks all kinds of awesome!*
*And I hope she sends me a signed copy for saying so. 
But first...

I'm giving away a prize pack (open internationally) that includes:

An early copy (signed) of the new edition of Minder... 

... a Spencer Hill Press tote bag (ooh, stylish!), and a bunch of SWAG, including bookmarks, guitar picks, stickers--and maybe a candy cane or something, in honor of the holidays.

To enter, become a follower here at Disgruntled Bear and post a comment below. Write anything (clean) you want--"Happy Holidays," "I hope I win," "Kneel before Zod!"--whatever. I'll use to pick the winner and announce it on December 7th.

Easy, right? 

If you're a first-timer here and are wondering about this Minder book, it's the first book of the Ganzfield series, and #5, Operative, will be released next March: 

Sixteen-year-old Maddie Dunn is special, but she needs to figure out how to use her new abilities before somebody else gets hurt. Ganzfield is a secret training facility full of people like her, but it's not exactly a nurturing place.

Every social interaction carries the threat of mind-control. A stray thought can burn a building to the ground. And people's nightmares don't always stay in their own heads. 

But it's still better than New Jersey.  Especially once she meets the man of her dreams…

Best YA Series of the Year 
"Clever and creative...this book sucked me in and would not let me go--not that I would have wanted it to." – Escape Between The Pages

A Reading Teen "What to Read This Summer" Pick
"Absolutely flawless!" – Reading Teen 

A Reader's Choice Awards Top 5 pick for "BEST YA SERIES OF 2010," "BEST YA BOOK" (Minder), "BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE" (Adversary), "BEST SECONDARY CHARACTER" (Trevor), and "BEST COUPLE" (Maddie and Trevor) – Mindful Musings


Lena said...

Hi, thanks for the giveaway, sounds great!

GFC: Lena M.
email: re(dot)komunikace(at)gmail(dot)com

buddyt said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

Much appreciated.

I follow via GFC - budyt

Please enter me.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Mrs. Sherman said...

Hi New follower, Thanks for hosting!

CYP @ A Bookalicious Story said...

I love Minder's new cover!! Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC follow name: CYP @ A Bookalicious Story

cypsays_hi at hotmail dot com

miki said...

thanks you for this international giveaway, i would be very happy to discover your book (and swag ^^)

gfc follower: isabelle frisch or miki ( sorry not sure which one)


H. Shar said...

Whoa, SWAG included. This is an awesome giveaway and thank you for making it international. Much appreciated!! The book looks fab, I hope to win this one. =)

GFC follower: H. Shar


Kah_cherub said...

thank you for the international giveaway!

kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

Silvia said...

That sounds like an AWESOME prize, Kate! And thanks for making it International! :)

Old follower (of course! ;P): Silvia

oriana said...

thanks for making this international!

petoskystone said...

Ha! I like your sense of humour :) Sweet giveaway....
GFC: Petoskystone

Lillie (AliseOnLife) said...

Great new cover for MINDER!

GFC follower
PolarisGreen at gmail dot com

BlackWolf said...

thanks for the giveaway..
GFC: blackwolf

Anonymous said...

Hi, thank you for this great giveaway!
GFC: angela1997
angela1997 at live dot nl

Dinky said...

A book? Stickers? Bookmarks? Woow! Awesome giveaway (: Thank you very much for the chance to win and opening it internationally! P.S : Happy holidays! xD

GFC : Dinky
dinkyka (at) gmail (dot) com

Gisele Alv said...

I HOPE I WIN! YAYY! Thank you so much for allowing international entries, you're so cool! Happy Holidays!
GFC: Gisele Alvarado


Christina Fiorelli said...

Thanks for the giveaway:)

Looks like a great one!

GFC follower Christina Kit.

ccfioriole at gmail dot com

deanna_boocock said...

Thanks for the giveaway

Unknown said...

Hi, wonderful giveaway. Thank you!!

GFC follower Gena Robertson

Gena Robertson

Holly said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Reading!

GFC: hhollyhal
hhollyhal at gmail dot com

Nedraw said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'm always looking for a new series to read. (o:
GFC Nedraw

Ricki said...

New follower!
GFC - rickimc

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I'm a GFC follower--The True Book Addict--have been for a long time.

I've been wanting to read your Ganzfield series so I hope I win!


Jchick_1234 said...

So excited for this giveaway!
Happy Holidays! :)

GFC follower -- echika
email -- echika[at]insightbb[dot]com

A.J. said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! :)


Dinda_SI said...

Thanks for the giveaway !!!
I'm a new follower.


Persephone said...

Thank you for the giveaway. Minder sounds really interesting.

wingedpersephone at gmail dot com

geschumann said...

Have a blessed Christmas!

geschumann at live dot com

Maegan Morin said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!! I'm a new follower and so far I really like your blog! Happy Holidays!!

megnate at telus dot net

Runaway Bridal Planner said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
GFC: RunawayBridalPlanner


Momo (Books Over Boys) said...

Thanks for the giveaway, Kate!

Chris said...

Thanks for the chance to win

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Machell said...

Follow via gfc
Thank You
machell dot duke at

JessS said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! Minder sounds good. I follow by GFC as JessS.


Dea (IvaliceAlliance) said...

I seriously hope I win!!
gfc - Dea Sauva

sauvadeavelle @ yahoo dot com

Andrea said...

Sounds great! Follow on GFC.

Jeanne said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win!
GFC: Jeanne

kel said...

Great giveaway thanks very much :) follow via GFC kelly jones :)

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485 :) Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

kate1485 at

Aleksandra said...

I've heard great things about this series, but still haven't got them, so thanks for the opportunity to win :)

I'm a GFC follower as Aleksandra. at gmail dot com

Thanks for the amazing giveaway & Happy Holidays!

marybelle said...

Fabulous giveaway thank you.

GFC: Mary Preston


Fe said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GF : Fe Aniceto Mangaliag
email : feam_34[at]yahoo[dot]com

Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win Minders it sounds really interesting!

GFC Nicole@The More the Merrier

Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

Not sure if I was supposed to leave my email but here it is just in case.


Donna said...

"Kneel before Zod?" Love it!
Happy Holidays
gfc donna

Reading mind said...

Great giveaway! would love to win!

GFC reading mind

aliasgirl at libero dot it

Kim said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Happy Holidays!! (:

GFC follower: Kim stogner

MannaB said...

Thanks for joining the hop!!!

crazypplrok at gmail dot com

Jess said...
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Jess said...

Hey! What an awesome giveaway.. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Jessica Mclaughlin

StuckInBooks said...

Ooo this one is on my wishlist. Thanks for the chance to win it.

GFC follower StuckInBooks


Linda Henderson said...

Thank you for the excellent giveaway. I hope you have a safe and happy holiday season.

GFC as seriousreader

seriousreader at live dot com

Vinci said...

With the colder weather I feel like a
bear too. Great book giveaway, too.
follow by gfc - dayle b

dayleb at telus dot net

Elin said...

I'd never heard of Minder, but it seems very good! :D

tollehed95 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Michelle @ Book Briefs said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

im a GFC follower- Michelle Adams

chelle2006 @

Tara said...

Would love a signed copy for my shelf!

TaraTagli at gmail dot com


ioana97 said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
Happy holidays!

GFC: balmezandrada

balmezandrada at yahoo dot com

coley said...

Awesome giveaway!!!! And yes, you should read Remembrance!! If you want, I can loan you my copy!! ;)


SilverRose313 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: Silverrose313
silverrose313 at gmail dot com

Deniz Bevan said...

Squee! Awesome giveaway! Hope you're having a great weekend :-)

latishajean said...

What a great giveaway this sounds like a great book would love to read it!
GFC follower-latishajean

franchie15 said...

Hi! Thanks for this giveaway! I'd like to read that book. It's interesting. :)

GFC: franchie15

Leigh Ann @ The (Mis)Adventures of a College Book Addict said...

GFC: Leigh Ann

Julianne said...

Great giveaway. Thanks for participating.
gfc: Julianne
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

Blogger Name: Krystal Larson said...

Thank you for the awesome chance to win, would love to review this book :) edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom GFC Krystal Larson

Cindy said...

Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.
I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth
cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

GFC Stephanie Parent

thaliansmhc at yahoo dot com

sweety said...

Thanks for the international giveaway!!

GFC name - sweety


Kara said...

Thanks for the giveaway.


Diana said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Holidays!
GFC follower as Diana

artgiote at gmail dot com

Martina Koleva said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for making it international.
GFC Marti
bymyself.g at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

I have heard very good things about your books and a fellow UK blogger friend has even reccomended them to me. Think I will wait for the new covers before I buy them.


Craig Smith said...

I am not worthy!

Laura H. said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! I’m a new follower via GFC (MamaHendo3).


Adriana said...

Thanks for the international giveaway!
Happy Holidays!
GFC: Adriana[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: Vivacie
Saycecat @ yahoo DOT com

Janelle said...

Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous Book Lover's Holiday Hop!

alainala said...

this looks great! thanks for the chance to win, Kneel before Zod!.. ahem..
GFC - alainala

alainala AT hotmail DOT ca

Yto said...

thanks for the giveaway ^^ the book sounds interesting.

gfc yto

witchvela at web dot de

Coreena McBurnie said...

Thanks for the great giveaway, it looks like a good book,
coreenamcburnie at gmail dot com

Thais Pampado said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC - Thais

Lolawid said...


thanks! :o)

widsfam7 @ digis dot net

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Nothing I like better than finding a new blog to follow.
alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

FairyWhispers said...
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FairyWhispers said...

Am a follower via GFC


this sounds interesting =)


Jenny said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Happy December :)

GFC: Jenny

janhvi said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Happy Holidays!

GFC-Janhvi Jagtap

justjanhvi at gmail dot com

gconoy said...

i don't like mondays!

thx for the giveaway. :D

Following via GFC.
hrududu AT hotmail DE

micia said...

Thanks for this international giveaway
gfc micia

maly said...

Wow. Thanks for another international giveaway.

GFC follower: maly
email me at msbookworm22@yahoo (dot) com

I hope I win, goodluck to all of us and happy holidays!!!

Dovile said...

*** Thanks for making this open internationally! ***

GFC follower (Dovile)

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Krysykat said...

Kneel before Zod!!! lol, love that! Happy Holidays!!!
GFC- Krysta Banco


LisaILJ said...

Happy Holidays!


leyser73 at yahoo dot com

Charissa said...

Looks like a good book. Thanks for the giveaway!

SiNn said...

awesome give away ty for the chance!


GFC : SiNn

jen7waters said...

Ah! I want to win! :D


thank you!

jen7waters at gmail dot com

Brenda Demko said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

YzhaBella's BookShelf said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Minder sounds great!
New GFC Follower
mleger0546 AT rogers DOT com

jacque said...

Okay...I win...I get hooked and have to buy all the rest of the series? I see your evil plan!
Thx for the chance
gfc jacque stengel
twinmomx5 at gmail dot com

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

GFC Follower!
Thanks so much!
Neat cover!
Happy Holidays!


IdentitySeeker said...

What an awesome giveaway! Thanks, Kate:) I love the new cover!

GFC: IdentitySeeker

Tanya said...

I haven't read Minder yet but it would make a great addition to my bookshelf :)

rockchick531 at gmail dot com

Burgandy Ice said...

"Kneel before Zod"?!

Thx for the Giveaway!! burgandyice at live dot com

I'm an old GFC - BurgandyIce

Jade said...

I've been wanting to read this! Thanks for the chance :D

GFC follower: Jade Teo


Amanda said...

Ahhh I love your series :D I've already read the first two & they were awesome! If I win, could I maybe get the third one, Legacy? If not thats okay too--I can give it to someone else to enjoy :)

amercnchic (at) aol (dot) com

Valia Lind said...
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Valia Lind said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! :-)


Disgruntled Bear (Kate Kaynak) said...

Thanks for posting, everyone! The giveaway is now closed.

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