Monday, June 9, 2014

Blogoversary Day 1: Ensconced in Lit Turns Two!

Dear All:
I can't believe how fast these two years have gone by!!! A lot of stuff has happened this year.

Page Views: More than 200,000

Twitter Followers: More than 3600

GFC Followers: More than 2,000

Bloglovin' Followers: 1452

Joined Instagram finally (against my will lol)

Redesigned my blog (isn't it pretty??)

Auto-approved at Harper Collins

Finished my first novel during Nanowrimo, Med Wreck, although as of present it's shelved for the forseeable future. Wrote a full outline for a new YA medical thriller. Hopefully, I'll be able to pick it up at some point!

Freelance Editor for Animal Inc, an indie publisher

Have a baby girl due in September!

I've gone to a ton of signings and met/continued to develop great friendships with authors and bloggers, which you'll see more of this coming week! Thank you so much for making this year a memorable one!

Here's the schedule for the week:
Day 1: Stats and schedule
Day 2: Indie Love!
Day 3: Traditionally Published Authors who have changed my world
Day 4: Local Bookstore Highlight: Left Bank Books
Day 5: Blogger Love!
Day 6: Thank yous to all of the contributors!
Twitter Party: To give out the remaining prizes! Hashtag will be #EnsconcedinLit and it will be on Thursday, June 19th at 7-8pm!

I'll start selecting winners on Day 6 of the Blogoversary (maybe earlier if I can't wait lol!). So the more you comment and visit, the more likely you are to win! On the rafflecopter, you can only win once, but everything's up for grabs at the final twitter party! We have more than 40 prizes up for grabs! Have fun!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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65 comments:

  1. I loved "Fire and Flood" so I am pretty excited about the swag pack, but also The Grave Winner and The Time Between Us. :)

    Congrats with everything. :D

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  2. I'm most excited about the signed Ease and Breakable books.

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  3. I'm most excited about the signed copies of Easy and Breakable.

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  4. Congrats on turing two! Wow, it's been an awesome year for you :) This giveaway is insane (in the best way possible!)! I'm super stoked for signed The Transcender trilogy, signed copy of The Taking by Kimberly Derting, Splintered swag and the mystery books! Thank you so much and here's to another amazing year for Ensconced in Lit!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I hope you continue to stop by :-)

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  5. Those are some amazing prizes. Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

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  6. First of all, congratulations to you.
    Second of all, i love following you.
    Lastly, i'm super excited for this giveaway! *fingers crossed*

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    1. I appreciate your support, Vandita :-)

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  7. Congratulations! And thanks for the awesome giveaway :) All the prizes sound amazing!

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  8. Congrats!! I'm most excited for the signed Syrena Trilogy.

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  9. Whew, Christina! What an amazing two years! Thanks for letting me tag along for the ride. Looking forward to all the exciting things to come (especially the little one in September). Congratulations and much love!

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    1. Thanks, Vicky!! It wouldn't have been as great without you! :-) <3

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  10. Very Excited about this giveaway!!! Because I'm in the INT category, I'm most excited for The Grave Winner!

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  11. Awesome giveaway! So many great prizes! Super excited for Monument 14 & Sky on Fire! (:

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  12. I'm super excited for Starters and Enders!

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  13. So many of the prizes look too good! If I won, I have no idea what I'd choose, honestly! (Though I think I'd be a bit biased to Anna Banks' Syrena Trilogy, heh.)

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  14. So many prizes! I think I'd be most excited about the Syrena Trilogy or the first two books of The Selection. And congratulations on 2 years! I can't believe it's already been this long.

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  15. Congratulations on the 2 years of blogging! Such fantastic news regarding your book and pregnancy :) Wishing you all the best Christina!

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  16. There are a ton of fantastic prizes but I'm most excited about the signed Syrena trilogy!!! Congrats on 2 years!

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  17. Congrats on turning 2! Fire & Flood was great! (=

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  18. What an exciting blogoversary! Look a those great stats, both blog and personal! Congrats on the little girl coming your way this fall :) I'm expecting in November, but I don't yet know boy or girl.

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  19. Congratulations on your 2nd blogoversary!! I am most excited about the books you could win because they are amazing authors!! :) Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  20. Happy two year blogoversary Christina! <3
    These prizes are obviously drool-worthy fabulous. ;D

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  21. I'm most excited about the signed Easy and Breakable by Tammara Webber.

    Congratulations and thank you for the great giveaway!
    Raffle name: Demitra Giote

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  22. Happy blog Anniversary (: !!
    I've read Fire & Flood, but I'm really excited for the swag & The entire Syrena Trilogy.

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  23. Happy blogaversary!!! :D

    such an awesome giveaway! I'm so excited for a lot of them! ♥

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  24. All the prizes are awesome! I'd want The Testing! :)

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  25. The prize that I am most excited about is probably the Syrena trilogy because I have wanted to read it for a while, but all the prizes are fabulous!

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  26. Happy 2 years my friend! :) I have loved following your blog and getting to know you as a friend. And I CANNOT wait until I see your name in print! Here is to bigger and better and pinker ;) and personally I would shoot for Easy and Unbreakable!

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  27. Happy blogoversary! I'm excited for Take Me On and The Selection! <3

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  28. All of them. Love YA books!

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  29. Christina!. Congratulations on 2 awesome years and so glad to hear you have a baby coming along. Wow!. Great news ♡. May you have many more awesome years of blogging ahead of you.

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  30. I'm most excited about the Signed set of Easy and Breakable! :) Thank you so much and congratulations! :D

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  31. So many to be excited about! Probably Antigoddess or the Tamara Ireland Stone!

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  32. Congratulations and happy blogoversary. The signed Syrenka series caught my eye.

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  33. Congratulations and happy blogoversary. The signed Syrenka series caught my eye.

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  34. So many great ones! I love Syrena, the Selection, The Testing, Tammara Webber, Tamara Ireland Stone.... really almost everything!

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  35. Congratulations on your 2-Year Blogoversary! It's my 2-Year in September and I'm so excited!
    I love the sound of all the swag and I would love the UK Editions of Time Between US/Time After Time, I'm INT. Thank you for sharing the love!! :)

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  36. I've heard great things about Stereotypical Freaks and I'm dying to get my hands on Antigoddess. The AG Howard swag pack also sounds irresistible. Congrats on your blogoversary, Christina!

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  37. Congratulations!! And thanks for the prizes. I really want the UK Editions of Time between us and Time After Time

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  38. EVERYTHING!!! The Taking, Fire and Flood, The Testing, The Grave Winner....need I go on? LOL!
    Happy Blogoversary!!! Congrats on the impending arrival of your baby girl!!

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  39. Thank you for inviting me! Congratulations!

    I am excited by the Splintered swag pack because the book was sooo gorgeous!! I can only imagine how amazing the swag pack would be! :)

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  40. Thank you for inviting me. Congratulations!

    I am excited for the Splintered swag pack because that book (series) is soooo gorgeous!!! I can only imagine how amazing the swag pack would be!

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  41. Fabulous prizes!~ i am so excited about Tamara Stone- Time between US!
    Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Blogoversary.

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  42. My favorite Indie Authors are Jessica Park & Tammara Webber (:

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  43. Congratulations for two years on blogging, and all the other wonderful things that have come your way during those two years! I wish you the best of luck as you continue on your journey with writing, blogging, and becoming a wonderful mother to a precious baby.

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  44. Hi, I'm Jennina! I don't have an account on any of those listed below but I promise I'm not a robot. ;) THIS IS THE MOST FABULOUS GIVEAWAY I HAVE JOINED IN MY HISTORY OF GIVEAWAY-HOPPING. Lots of prizes for US and INT readers, seriously, what else can a hopper like me wish for? ;) Since I'm not from US I am very excited for the prizes to be given to INT people and also really interested in Time Between Us, Easy and Breakable and Starters/Enders. CONGRATULATIONS ON ALL THE GOOD NEWS, ESPECIALLY WITH THE BABY GIRL! Hope she grows up to be a good and bookish girl. More power and books to you and your blog! :)

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  45. Happy Blogoversary!
    I would be happy to win either of the international prizes. They are all amazing!

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  46. Super fab! Congrats on your 2 years!
    I would love the signed set of Time Between Us & Time After Time OR signed set of Easy & Breakable. :)

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  47. OH WOW!!! Congratulations and happy blogversary!! These are some really good prizes! I'm most excited for Tammara Webber's books and the UK editions of Time After Time and Time Between Us. I've been dying to read those!

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  48. Congrats on your blogoversary! Those are some pretty fabulous prizes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. AWWWW CONGRATS ON THE BABY!!! Being a mom is best! And the harper collins auto is a big deal too!! Im excited about The Taking by Kimbeerly Derting or a mystery book cause those girls have fabulous taste as do with all these great prizes! Congrats again on this amazingness!

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  50. These prizes are amazing! I'd love to win some of the signed books.

    Congrats on the blogoversary!

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  51. I'm loving all the prizes, but the signed books by Tammara Webber caught my eye....wait I went back through and I seen Take Me On OMG I'm dying lol :D Happy 2nd Blogoversary!!!! I hope there will be many more! ^_^

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  52. Congrats!!! That's a lot of dedication. I want to start a blog but I'm not sure if I will yet. I'm looking forward to ALL of it, but mostly The Testing and Monument 14. Then again, the Syrena trilogy looks good:). I read the first two but not the last.

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  53. Congrats!!! That's so awesome. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway-- I can't decide what prize I'm most excited about :) You have some great ones! Can't wait until the Twitter party!!!

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  54. sorry ,I don't have a favorite traditionally published author. I don't have a favorite author at all as of now. I kind of just read of eye & ear. "Oh, the vanity!" . . . I know, I know.

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  55. Happy Blogoversary!! You've done amazing in your two years as a blogger!

    The signed set of Easy and Breakable sounds awesome, as do all the two book necklaces and all the prizes under that. :) Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  56. Local bookstores are important. It feels a bit personal. You can drop in & see releases & events compared to driving out or a quick click online. . .but the bookstore has to be involved w/ it's customers to make an impact.

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  57. I love
    paper cuts!
    stay bookish!
    the escapist !
    & ur blog, duh! (:

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  58. I'm grateful for Ya authors. We all know writing a book obviously isn't easy & I've seen many of them connect w/ their fans. . .that's very admirable. I also love book bloggers that give honest reviews. A teen only has so much money . . . a honest review really is needed. I also appreciate the giveaways !

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  59. Definitely the book necklaces and the e-copies of Infinite Repeat. I'm also interested in the Syrena trilogy and that mystery book from Crystal!

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  60. Personally, I want *all* the books ^^

    Also, it's only been two years? Oooh, I feel like its been longer~ but congrats~

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  61. Congratulations! So many milestones! And fabulous prizes, wow. I'd love to have the Syrena Trilogy!

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  62. Happy blogoversary! Congrats on all your accomplishments, I hope you have another awesome blogging year! All of these prizes look amazing! I think I'm most excited for the signed copy of the Selection and the Fire and Flood swag. I can't wait for your Twitter party! :)

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