August 29, 2009

Saturday Spotlight & Generous Giveaway!


Hello Lords and Ladies! Today I have another wonderful blogger for you to meet! She was one of the very first bloggers I met when I began blogging! Let's Welcome Our Saturday Spotlight Blogger...


**Thunderous Applause**



Oh Mystery Blogger Let's start off with something easy...



What's Your Name? Cheryl Koch

Do You Have an *Alias*? No

What's Your Blog name? Cheryl's Book Nook

And What's the URL? http://www.cherylsbooknook.blogspot.com/


We ALL want to be able to find you!!


Tell Us A *Little* Bit about yourself? You know, a short Bio...

Well, I am married, no children but I have one dog, two cats and a tank full of fish. I love to read, do cross stitching and my favorite tv shows to watch are The Tudors, Project Runway, Top Chef, and Hell's Kitchen.

Why did you start your blog? To be honest, I started one because blogging was a popular thing but when I started it I had no plans as to what I was going to use my blog for. Due to my love of books, I decided to post my thoughts about them and thought other people might enjoy my recommendations.

(And you were right!!) *smile*


Back to the Interview...What is your favorite genre and/or genres?
My Favorite genre has to be suspense/thriller, but I read just about any genre.

Who is your favorite author? No particular favorite but some of my favorite authors are Cody McFadyen, Kevin O'Brien, Brian Freeman, Lisa Jackson, Beverly Barton, Karen Rose, and Tess Gerristen to name a few.

What's your favorite book of all time? I don't really have a favorite but I do remember some that really got my interested in reading are The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom, Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Most people would probably be surprised to see these books named as I have just gotten back into the non ficition genre.

Please Name & describe your blog features: Cheryl's Book Nook. I post reviews of books you should know about, author interviews, guest posts, and of course giveaways.

Describe your review system: Well my review system may be different than most are used to. I mean, this because if people are looking for a scoring system, I don't use one. I just write my thoughts on the book and don't assign any stars. I beleive my thoughts are my own and I don't want to discourage anyone for not reading something. I want my readers to make up their own minds based on my reviews. Though I do assign stars on other sites where I post my reviews like Shelfari, Goodreads and Amazon.

How is your blog unique from other blogs? This is a tough question. To be honest, I don't know how mine is unique from others. Everytime I visit other blogs, I think wow I should do that! But then, I have gotten so many great comments from authors that they like my blog because it is simple and not clustered. Maybe that is how I am unique in the fact that I keep things simple.

How do you market your blog? I try to feature it on many different sites like Shelfari, Goodreads, Book Blogs, join a lot of book blog tours, comment on other bloggers sites and swap links.

Can you give us 3 tips about content? Keep things simple, short and to the point.
Try and make the postings interactive, and Just have fun with your postings.

What are your 3 Major Tips for Blog Promotion? Join book blog tours, Be friendly with other bloggers, and comment on their sites! Join sites that focus on what your blog is about and make friends.

Some of the nicest and coolest people I have met, I met through blogging. One of those people is Amy from Park-Avenue Princess (No she did not pay me to say this)!

*Gets caught putting away money* .... What? I ... Um, needed something out of my purse...mmmhmmm *AHEM* Cheryl, should we tell them about the GIVEAWAY?

Cheryl: "Of course WE should tell them about the GIVEAWAY!"

OK...Well, now that you all know a little bit more about Cheryl and her "Book Nook" ... (Not to be confused with Nookie. Although, you MIGHT think about nookie when you see some of the covers of the books that Cheryl is sometimes reading! I stop by for drool factor alone! *wipes drool* KIDDING! Princesses DO NOT DROOL! DUH!

Here's the Exciting News! 5 Copies of "Tall, Dark & Fangsome" by Michelle Rowen are up for grabs! One copy per Winner! (That's 5 Winners in all) - (I know..DUH)

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GIVEAWAY!!

FIVE Of My LUCKY Readers Will WIN A Copy Of Their Very Own!!
Courtesy of Anna at Hachette Book Group, Cheryl of Cheryl's Book Nook
and Park-Avenue Princess!

Books will be coming directly from HBG - So, there are two rules
You MUST Reside in the U.S. or Canada ONLY
Also, You MUST Have a Street Address that You Can Give Me IF You Win
NO P.O. Boxes Please!

How Do you Win? It's Simple!
You must follow me by hitting the FOLLOW button AND
You Must Also Follow Cheryl!
That way, We can both see you and know you are one of my readers!

All Entries MUST be in By Midnight (EST) Sept. 26th
WINNERS Drawn on the 27th!

Extra Entries

+2 If you Subscribe by Mail
+2 If you Subscribe via Google Reader
+3 If you TWEET About This Giveaway
+5 If you Follow Me on TWITTER! (Leave @I*heart*thePrincess)
+10 If you blog about this Giveaway in it's own post
+15 If you Put My Button On Your Blog and Link Back!

Try to Separate your entries one per post (Pretty Please)!
(+5 for each and every NEW follower you bring me)
They just have to mention it in their post!
Good Luck and HAVE FUN!!
Thank you ALL for Stopping By! I hope you enjoyed meeting Cheryl!

Without you, your comments and imput, this blog
wouldn't be able to continue to grow!
Questions/Concerns? Please do not hesitate to Contact ME!

**WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE FEATURED IN**
THE SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT?


JUST SEND ME A MESSAGE VIA EMAIL AT IAmHiMaintenance(at)aol(dot)com
OR BY HITTING THE "Contact Me" Button Up Top!!

KISSES ~ XXX

Untill Next time...

78 comments:

  1. I already follow both of you!

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  2. I follow you on Twitter - sumrthyme

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  3. This book looks like such fun!

    I subscribe via google reader.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  4. Please count me in...thanks.

    karen k
    kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. I'm an email subscriber...and a follower :)

    karen k
    kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Amy- Thank you for having me as part of your Saturday Spotlight. You are truly a good friend.

    Good luck to all on winning.

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  7. Great Contest!
    I follow both of you guys!
    -Liz from BookLover

    liztapioka14[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  8. +5 Follow on Twitter (LizLizLiz16)
    -Liz from BookLover

    liztapioka14[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  12. Yay! I can't believe there's a giveaway for this book. I have read the other 4 books in the series and loved them. Oh and I follow both blogs.

    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

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  13. +2 Subscribe on google reader

    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

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  14. Please enter me in the giveaway
    I'm a follower

    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  15. +2 I Subscribe by Mail

    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  16. I have an award for you here
    http://bookmagic418.blogspot.com/2009/08/lots-of-awards.html#links

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  17. I follow Cheryl's blog

    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  18. Hi Cheryl nice to meet you. I am now following both of you

    I wear your button.

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  19. Email subscriber

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  20. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/3636920943

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  21. Twitter follower - bridget3420

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  22. Button is on my sidebar

    http://freebies4meandu.blogspot.com/

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  23. following both blogs
    shopannies@Yahoo.com

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  24. I follow both you and Cheryl!

    lilibethramos@live.com

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  25. +5 follow you on twitter: @Lilixtreme

    lilibethramos@live.com

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  26. +15 have your button on my sidebar: http://lilibethramos.blogspot.com

    lilibethramos@live.com

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  27. I follow both of you
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  28. +2 email subscriber
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  29. +2 subscribe in google reader
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  30. +5 follow on twitter @throuthehaze
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  31. I would love to enter into this giveaway and thanks for the comments on my blog. (especially about my cute kid!!)

    +1 to follow you, done
    +1 to follow Cherl, done
    +10 to post this giveaway on my blog, done!

    Cheers! Good luck to all.

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  32. I've just become a proud follower of your blog, yay! :)

    Loving the spotlight feature - I'd love to be a part of it if you ever run out of applicants, it would be a perfect way to spread the word about my semi-new blog!

    I was also thinking of doing something similar myself, I'd love to find out more about my fellow bloggers! :)

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  33. thanks for stopping by today; it is a small world isn't it?

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  34. Hi, Amy and Cheryl! Cheryl is such a great person and I love her blog, in particular her reviews. I've been reading her blog for awhile now and my TBR pile has toppled over because of her.

    Please don't enter me in the giveaway. I'm just here for the Q&A. :-)

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  35. Hi! thanks for your comment on my blog1 I always love it when someone tells me they love my blog! Who doesn't right? Anyways I decided to check out your blog and I LOVE it! The theme is really fun! I'm oficially a follower!

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  36. I follow both of you!

    marielay@gmail.com

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  37. I am a subscriber.

    marielay@gmail.com

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  38. I follow you on twitter -- doodlebug40.

    marielay@gmail.com

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  39. Please include me in the giveaway. I love books and vamires. I follow you and I follow Cheryl. Thank you.
    makeupgirl21@comcast.net

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  40. Please include me in the giveaway. Thank you.
    +2 I'm an email subscriber
    makeupgirl21@comcast.net

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  41. Please include me in the giveaway. Thank you.
    +2 I subscribe via Google Reader
    makeupgirl21@comcast.net

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  42. The book sounds very interesting

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  43. @I*heart*thePrincess on twitter bettycd
    +5 entries

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  44. I grabbed your button and posted it on the Right side.
    http://morecoffee-bettycd.blogspot.com/

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  45. and I am following Cheryl's blog also

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  46. I followed you both!

    Fourevermandm@aol.com

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  47. +2 for subscriber to mail!

    Fourevermandm@aol.com

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  48. +15 for having your button on my blog!

    http://cookingwithsammy.blogspot.com/

    my email is Fourevermandm@aol.com

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  49. Commenting on others blogs is a great way to make friends :)

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  50. Count me in! I already follow both!

    +2 I follow - google reader
    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

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  51. I follow you on twitter @dcf_beth

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

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  52. I follow both!

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

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  53. Tweet- http://twitter.com/morbidromantic/statuses/3678841560

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

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  54. I follow you both!

    brittanynoelle (at) gmail (dot) com

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  55. I follow your blog and Cheryl's blog.

    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. I subscribe to you via Google Reader.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  57. Enter me please! Also, a small suggestion, I think it would be nice if you had the comment box pop up, that way it's easier to comment as I read your post, rather than scrolling down then back up to the comment box.
    Love your blog though!!


    My email is
    goodbooksandgoodwine[at]gmail.com
    I'm following you and Cheryl.

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  58. +2 I subscribe via google-reader.

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  59. +5 following you on twitter (@booksandwine)

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  60. +15 I have your button on my blog with a link back
    here it is: http://readingisthespiceoflife.blogspot.com

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  61. Hi! Just blogged about this on Win A Book. No need to enter me, though.

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  62. Looks like an entertaining read!
    email subscriber
    google follower
    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

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  63. I follow you and Cheryl

    Froggy
    froggarita@gmail.com

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  64. I subscribe VIa google reader

    Froggy

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  65. I tweeted about the contest
    http://twitter.com/Froggarita

    Froggy

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  66. I have your button on my blog and it links back

    http://froggaritavillesbookcase.blogspot.com/2009/08/links.html

    Froggy

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  67. I already follow you and I now follow Cheryl.

    jump_up_thrice[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  68. Hello, ladies! I am an email subscriber and Google follower of Park Avenue Princess. I am a Google follower of Cheryl's Book Nook. gcwhiskas at aol dot com

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  69. This sounds like a fun book.

    Thanks,
    Tracey
    booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

    +2 subscribe by mail

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  70. Thanks,
    Tracey
    booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

    +2 subscribe via Google Reader

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  71. Thanks,
    Tracey
    booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

    +5 follow on Twitter (as bl0226)

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  72. im following thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  73. i subscribe by email +2 thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  74. i subscribe by reader thanks +2 eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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