Saturday, June 3, 2017

Exciting News + Massive Giveaway!

Hello, friends! I hope you are having a great weekend. I'm really excited to tell you all that I am going on vacation! YAAAAAAY!

Why is this such a big deal? Well, you see, I've not been on vacation in ten years. I've been a metaphorical slave to my education/academics, and while that certainly has paid off, I think I'm well overdue for a break of some sort. So. I'm going on vacation!

I won't be on Twitter or replying to comments or anything like that. I'm sorry! Where I'm going, there will be no wi-fi or internet for me to have access to social media or my blog. Please bear with me! I hope that I won't lose too many of you while I'm going for the week and a half. 

You'll also note that I've never missed a day of blogging since starting in December 2012. (You didn't know that? Now you do!) I've been working hard since graduating on May 24th to have at least one blog post ready for every day I'm going to be gone, and have all of the links scheduled to post on Facebook and Twitter. So I will only be gone in terms of my presence! My blog will be rolling along as usual. I'd like to hold on to that accolade (having posted every day on my blog since my start)! :D

In addition to going on vacation (so exciting!), I'm also moving out of my apartment. I also graduated a little over a week ago. Lots of great changes! Usually these things call for a giveaway. And I won't disappoint - I've got three prizes for you all!

The Giveaway:

Prize #1: win a YA contemporary ARC prize pack! It's a mix of old and new ARCs. Open internationally, ends on June 17th, 11:59 PM EST.

Prize #2: win an adult romance prize pack! A mix of ARCs and paperbacks. Open internationally, ends on June 17th, 11:59 PM EST.

Prize #3: win a book of your choice! MG, YA, NA, Adult, I don't care. Your limit is $17 USD though. Open internationally (as long as The Book Depository ships to your country, ends on June 17th, 11:59 PM EST. 


(Pick whatever you want though!)

I may choose some runner-up winners, for other books that I want to clear off my shelves. These books will be "mystery" books not featured above. There is an option in the Rafflecopter to indicate if you'd be interested in the mystery prizes (if I decide to go through with them)!

Thank you and best of luck! =)


  1. Hope you have a fab vacation since it is obviously well-earned. LOL, you've got your posts covered. You're amazing. I'll definitely be dropping by now and then to check out your posts.

    Holy moly, great giveaways you have going on. I'm always happy to score books, YA or adult, so even a mystery win would be great.

  2. AHHHH, so many of these look amazing! I haven't read any of these but they all look amazing <3
    I'd love to enter for prize packs 1 and 3 :)
    Rafflecopter name: Megan S.

  3. Happy vacation! Have a wonderful time!! And thank you for the wonderful giveaways!

  4. *Have you read any of the books featured? (YA or adult)
    No I haven't :(

    *Are you also entering the adult prize pack giveaway?
    Yes, I love adult reads

  5. I'm excited about your vacation too. Sounds like you're going to have a fun summer.
    Theresa N

  6. My goodness, you've never missed a post?!! Show me your ways!!
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

    1. I've read two of the YA books and none of the adult ones (I need to fix that).
      And I'm so entering the adult prize pack!! I love adult romances!

  7. Have a wonderful time, Alyssa! Wow ten years without a vacation is too long. Hope you can relax, and don't worry about your blog when you're gone:-)

  8. I haven't read any of the books featured in the YA or adult giveaway. I'd love to win a runner-up prize of a YA book (no space to enter Yes or No in the rafflecopter). Congrats on your exciting changes and best of luck as you start your own new chapter.

  9. EEE! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU :D Vacation time is the beeeest. <3 But hmph. I wish to know where you are going :) Ahh. I hope it's awesome for you. <3 And yay for lots of other changes too :) That's awesome. And aw, such stunning giveaways :D Not entering, but you are the best. <3

  10. Thanks for this giveaway !! I'd like to enter just for Prize 1 and 3 please =O (My mom is gonna have a heart attack if she picks prize 2 in the mailbox XD). I haven't read anything yet from the books featured (but Warcross and Lovely Reckless are shouting at me to read them XD)

  11. I like reading most anything. So many fun things happening for you. Enjoy your vacation!!
    sherry @ fundinmental

  12. I haven't read any of the featured books yet. I would love to enter for the book of choice prize #3, as I'm super excited for Warcross and also I'm okay with being entered for the mystery prize :)

  13. Yay for a vacation! I haven't taken one in 2 years now and am dying to take another, so I can't even imagine going 10 years without one. I hope you have an amazing time!

  14. Congrats on graduating and in moving to another apartment! That is amazing! I hope you have a wonderful time on your vacation!

  15. Definitely time for a vacation! Have tons of fun, Alyssa, and congratulations again on graduating!

  16. I hope you have lots of fun on your vacation. I haven't read any of the books featured. The book I really want to read that I see is Warcross by Marie Lu.

  17. Have a great time and congratulations! I've only read "The Lovely Reckless" and "Not After Everything" from the books mentioned here.

  18. #1: You're awesome and I hope you have an amazing vacation. #2: I have read 5 of these books. I really want Julie Buxbaum's book, because I loved all her other books.
    Sam @ WLABB

  19. Enjoy your vacation! 10 years is a long time to go without one. I haven't read any of the print books shown.

  20. Thanks for the giveaway and have fun on your vacation! You deserve the break :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  21. Fun! I need to read The Valiant, and What To Say Next has such an amazing, summery cover.

    Have a great vacation! And wow haven't missed a day? That's amazing!!

  22. *Have you read any of the books featured? (YA or adult) No, not yet, but most of them are on my TBR!

    *Are you also entering the adult prize pack giveaway? I`m entering all 3 :)
    thanks for the chance <3

    Enyjoy your vacation <3

  23. YAY for so many new and exciting things happening. I hope you LOVE your vac and come back feeling refreshed and ready to take on life!

  24. The Valiant and Duets and Deception are both books that I'm looking forward to! Have a good vaca!!

  25. Happy vacation, hope you'll have a great time!
    I haven't read any of the books in either packs....that sounds really bad, doesn't it >.<
    Aside from YA I also read adult romance books, so you could count me in for extras ^_^

  26. I've read The Romantics and Gem & Dixie! I'm SUPER excited for What to Say Next because I LOVED Tell Me Three Things and I can't wait for her next book!

  27. Have a GREAT vacation!!!! I'm interested in either #2 or #3 prize pack :D

  28. Graduation, a new home, a vacation, how blessed!

    Haven't read adult romances in quite a while so I'm excited to start
    again if I do win this prize pack.

    Congratulations and Thank You!

  29. Have fun on vacation!! It is always nice to unplug for a bit!!! I am interesting in both the YA Contemporary and adult romance!!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

  30. I've never read any of them, however, I have heard of several of them and even read book reviews on The Lovely Reckless because I ADORE Kami Garcia. I am interested in the adult package too. I love Gena Showalter and J.R. Ward. I hope you have fun and enjoy your vacation!!! Thank you for being so generous.

  31. I have not read any of the books before :)


  32. I've read What to Say next and Breath of Fire. Also Duels and Deception. I'm mostly entering for the book of choice prize. Thank you for the giveaway Alyssa!

  33. Congratulations! :)
    Have fun and great vacation Alyssa, enjoy! :)
    I haven't read any of these books,but I have heard and read great things about all these books, I have read Tessa Bailey books :)
    Yes, I'm entering all 3 giveaways, YA, Adult and Book of Choice.
    Thank you for the amazing opportunity to win such a fantastic book gifts :)

  34. oh Congrats darling!! You so deserve a vacation. Enjoy and relax being away from everything. Thank you for the giveaways!!

  35. I hope you have a great trip! I had a great time and I know you'll have an excellent vacay! I'll miss ya!

  36. I've read Duels and Deception and Definitions of Indefinable things. Both were good, but not amazing...
    Congrats again on graduating, and I hope you have a wonderful time on your vacation. You definitely deserve it girl :)
    And yes, I'd love to enter all 3 giveaway

  37. I haven't read any of the books featured but I am really excited for Forbidden Promises and Lucky in Love. I am also entering the adult prize pack giveaway and I would like to enter all three giveaways. Thank you so much for the giveaway! :)

  38. That is VERY exciting! I so know the feeling. It's been about that long for me as well save a 1 1/2 day trip to Florida this past summer (that included the travel). A week and a half sounds amazing! Hope you have a blast!

  39. I haven't read any of the books on the list! I am only entering for prize pack #1 and #3, though. I'm really looking forward to the YA titles in the first prize pack!

    Hope you have a wonderful vacation!

  40. I've read a book from that list, yes. I'm a huge YA lover so this giveaway is gold for me, lol.

  41. I've read Definitions of Indefinable Things and it's one of my favourites!

  42. *Have you read any of the books featured?
    A: sadly, some of them are hardly read by me :((

    *Which of the diverse reads are you looking forward to reading?
    A: If birds fly back and they both die at the end :)

    *Are you also entering the adult prize pack giveaway? (IF you are, or are interested in adult romance books in general, this may work in your favor... I have extra adult romance books that could fill the YA winner's box. Just saying!)
    A: I'm currently reading lots of adult books tbh. Another a new genre to read :)

  43. Congratulations!!!! So well deserved, I hope you have a great time and get to relax and enjoy yourself.
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway as well.

  44. I'm looking forward to reading The Sea King and A Most Unlikely Duke.

  45. I have not read any of the books but I'm looking forward to Warcross! :)

  46. I hope you had fun in your vacations!! I've been with no internet at home, and I really missed reading your blog, so at least I know you were having fun!
    Congratulations for all the great things happening to you and good luck with everything!

  47. Have a fab vacation.

    I've only read Break me like a promise, and I adored it. It was an earc so I would love to have a copy.

  48. I really hope you are have the most amazing time on your well-deserved vacation!!!
    Nope, have not read any of the books!
    There are so many diverse books I'm looking forward to reading!!! All of them! =)
    (I'm up for any books!!!! I need to expand my genre of books, as I don't read romance very often)
    thanks for this giveaway!

  49. Yay! Happy vacation, hope you have fun!
    I haven't read any of these books but I'd love to, especially The Lovely Reckless, The Romantics, All Chained Up and Blood Kiss. Also The Valiant and Lucky In Love, Kasie West is one of my favorite authors. And yes, I'm also entering the adult prize pack giveaway :)
    Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!


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