February 21, 2010

Books, Blabber & Being Me

It seems like forever since I've posted! I feel like I have a lifetime of things to catch up on and share with you and in part, it's true. I know... I know.. it's taking me a while to post lately and I do apologize! Will you forgive me if I say I have a really important reason AND it's true?

crosses fingers and whispers *thank you*!

I miss my site, reviews, books, products and most of all, I miss all of you (my blogging friends). I can't Thank you for all of you that have taken the time to check up on me, write to me, send cards and letters, etc. I appreciate it more than you know! 

I have quite a few changes that I need to make for a while. For those of you that do not know, I am in the hospital, I will be still running my contests and guest posts.  I'd like to get the site back to where it was.  I have quite a few authors that will be here with guest posts and giveaways, along with companies and their product giveaways.

I may, for the time being, need you to just pay attention to when winners are listed. I am going to *TRY* to still email each winner, but in the last post of "And the Winners Are", The Duchess kindly asked that to make it easier on me, if your name was listed, you email me at PrincessPrizes@Yahoo.com with your full name and address (to claim your prizes) MANY of you did not.  Sadly, some of them were really large prizes! 

I don't want to have to create a form of some sort where you put in your name, address and what you've done in the extras.  But, if I have to, I will. I can't keep drawing and redrawing winner's names.  I want the very first winner, the one that's worked hard, just as hard as the second winner chosen, to get their prize. OK?

Also, I now am in need of less that 90 followers to reach 1000 through Google Friend Connect! This is HUGE for me and without you, it wouldn't be possible! So, I'm here to ask you - my very wonderful blogging friends, to spread the word about Park Avenue Princess! You WILL be REWARDED! Each person you send will get points towards a specific giveaway or contest and when Park Avenue Princess reaches 1000 followers, we will be having another HUGE giveaway (ok...GIVEAWAYS)! So PLEASE pass on the word about how much fun you have over here and all the great giveaways as well!

Also, I have quite a few reviews to get up! Most of the books have been read and are ready to be reviewed, some still need to be read, but Park Avenue Princess (Royal Reviews & Book News) is going to be looking for help! I need some Very Important People - not just any VIPs - Other Royalty to help me out for a while (and possibly permanently) depending on how many books need to be reviewed! I have decided to make Park Avenue Princess mainly YA/MG/Children's.  But, I do have a passion for an occasional thriller or something girlie! If YOU feel that YOU have Royalty in you - and would like to be a "Lady Literary" or perhaps the "Book Baroness" just to name a few, I'd love to have you guest post here at Park Avenue Princess and share some reviews as well! If you've got a name in mind and have the time, please feel free to email me at PrincessPrizes@yahoo.com and talk to HM (that's Her Majesty)! There are definitely "Royal Reviewers" NEEDED at my request!

Now that I feel I've gotten a little off my chest, I'd like to let you know that on Tuesday - Well, Monday at Midnight, Three of my Followers are going to have the chance to win "Wherever Nina Lies"! So, definitely stop by for that! Plus, I have many different reviews, author guest posts, and giveaways lined up! None that you will not want to miss! Trust me!

Oh and since I've mentioned giveaways, it's come to my attention that some of you have not received your books! Please note that any books that I am responsible for mailing out are noted in the giveaway. MOST though, are done directly by the publisher or product owner.  If it's been over 10-12 weeks, and you have not received your book, please send me your full name, address and book title to PrincessPrizes@yahoo.com and I will see what I can do. I'd like to thank those of you that have mailed to let me know you've gotten your book and/or to thank me, it means a lot to know that almost all of you ARE getting your books!  Obviously my site isn't the only one the publishers work with to giveaway books, they have their own busy schedule of giveaways to mail out.  One other thing -- the quicker you get me you full name and address, the sooner I can send it in!  I don't want you to feel alone, you have NO idea how many books that have 'gone missing' on me, or come opened, don't show, or some come and some don't.  I've had to actually put in a complaint with the post office!

Thanks for listening and catching up!  If you'd like to help, because I will be in for a while, please do not hesitate to contact me! Sorry for taking up all your time!

Besides your chance to Win "Wherever Nina Lies", I have Guest Posts with Sarah Darer Littman - author of "PURGE", Angela Morrison - author of "SING ME TO SLEEP", Kate Cann - author of "POSSESSED" and not to mention Jennifer Murgia - author of "ANGEL STAR"! I told you I had a great line up -- and those are just SOME!

Kisses and Toodles!


  1. So sorry that you're still in the hospital.
    Sending lots of healing wishes your way.

    PS. Thanks to you...I'm TWEETING:-)

  2. WOW!! You have an awesome line up of authors. Glad you are getting back into blogging. Hope you will be out and about soon.

  3. Still love your blog. Take care of yourself, we will stick around.

  4. Great post! I really appreciate all you do on your blog and hope you are doing well. :)

  5. I'm so sorry that you're in the hospital. Hope it's nothing really serious and that you are on the fast road to recovery. I know the blog is important, but please do concentrate on getting yourself well. We will be here for you however long it takes! =O)

  6. I hope you'll get well soon!
    I actually have an award for you! http://my-book-obsession.blogspot.com/2010/02/one-lovely-blog-award.html

  7. So sorry to hear that you are in the hospital. I hope you get well quickly and get back home and to your loves of shoes and rings and books!! :)

  8. Being in the hospital sucks. At least you have some guest posts lined up! Good for you for being on top of that!


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