Maggie Ann Martin hails from Iowa City, Iowa but moonlights as a New Yorker. She has a shiny new BA in English and Journalism from the University of Iowa, the most welcoming literary community in the world. When she is not writing, you can find her binge watching TV shows or passionately fangirling over fictional characters on the Internet. The Big F is her debut novel.
Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered their copy of THE BIG F! It should now be securely in your hands, and I hope you’re enjoying Danielle’s story.
As promised, you all will be getting your personalized book plate, signed book mark, Carpe that Effing Diem sticker, and THE BIG F postcard.
Winners: Ashley R., Michelle P., Jennifer C., Nicole S., Danielle M., Joni L., Julie D., Grace B., Hana B., Katie A., Tay R., Caroline V., Larissa W., Lori T., Demi G., Steph T., Erin M., Ashley L., Sue S., Cindy T., Sheila S., Teresa R., Allie W., Alyssa Z. Suzy M., Robin M., Kayla R., Laura L.
Now onto the two lucky winners who get everything that the pre-order level won, plus the Make it Effing Fabulous notebook and the Carpe that Effing Diem bag.
Winners: Robin M. & Danielle M.
And the grand prize winner of everything mentioned above PLUS the super cute Eff That hoop (that I realllly want to keep for myself!)
Winner: Alyssa Z!!
Congrats to everyone who won, and I’m so thankful to everyone who supported this book early. It makes my heart so happy. Winners, you will be contacted this morning to confirm your address!
This one’s for all of you YA romance lovers out there. I’m so happy to announce an amazing giveaway of 10 physical copies of YA romance novels (including THE BIG F!) to one of you lucky winners, and 10 e-book copies of 10 romance novels to another winner. International contestants are eligible from any country where Book Depository ships for free. You have until the end of August to enter!
Are you a romance blogger? We’re doing something extra special for you! You’ll get extra entries in the Rafflecopter as a thank you for your tireless effort and dedication in reviewing our books, to helping promote our work and the romance genre in general, and for being such supportive cheerleaders!
Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win! And don’t forget to check out the other nine sponsoring authors’ websites!
Ends 8/31/17 at 11:59pm EST. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. You must be at least 18 years old to enter or have your parent’s permission. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and notified by email within 48 after the end of the giveaway. You will have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. All decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary based on the number of eligible entries received. If a mailed prize is returned for whatever reason, another winner will be chosen. None of the sponsoring authors are responsible for any lost, stolen, or misdirected prizes. Each sponsoring author is solely responsible for providing their book to you directly. This giveaway is not affiliated with any social media accounts associated with any of the sponsoring authors.
I want to give a little something back to everyone who pre-orders a copy of The Big F! Pre-orders help authors make the biggest sales impact possible in the first week of their release (plus, if you pre-order on Amazon, you’re guaranteed to get the book at the lowest price possible!)
Already have your proof of pre-order? Fill out the pre-order form to claim your prizes!
Now, let’s take a peek at what you’ll be able to win!
Everyone who pre-orders a copy of The Big F will get a signed and personalized book plate, a signed bookmark, a The Big F postcard, and a “Carpe that effing Diem” sticker.
2 lucky random pre-orderers will win everything from level one, plus a “Make it effing fabulous” notebook and an adorable “Carpe that effing Diem” tote bag.
1 grand prize winner will win everything from all three levels, plus a cross stitch “eff that” hoop.
Tell your friends to pre-order and enter to win these prizes until August 28, 2017 at 11:59pm CST!
**This giveaway is open Internationally. Anyone can enter before The Big F’s release date on August 29, 2017. If you are having any problems filling out the pre-order form, feel free to reach out to me via my contact form.
First of all, thank you SO MUCH to everyone who came around and voted, entered all of the giveaways, and were just generally awesome humans during the month of March. I appreciate every single one of you. These two characters were consistently the most popular every round, and I was so excited to see how the championship would play out.
But, it’s time to officially announce that the Book Madness 2017 champion is…
Congrats to Kath from @kath_reads on getting your character crowned the winner. You defended her beautifully with the most amazing photos. I’m tipping my hat to you!
If you’re new to Book Madness, check out the first round and all of the characters that made it so close here!
Hello everyone! Sorry this is up a bit later than normal. But… I’m happy to announce that the final two #BookMadness17 contestants are… Inej and Lila! It was a close round once again, but these two have always had an incredible amount of support throughout. Voting will close on Thursday, March 30 at 11:59 pm Central Time.
Who will be the Book Madness 2017 champion? It’s up to you all!
Congrats to our winners from last week, Gabriella who won the ARC of THE DUKE OF BANNERMAN PREP, Alora who won the signed copy of LESSONS IN FALLING, R.E. Johnson who won the LAST TO DIE swag, and Tina at @FantasticBook for winning the ARC of EVEN THE DARKEST STARS.
When I thought last round’s votes were close, I had no idea what was coming for this round. It seriously switched every time I looked at the poll. So, even though these are the four characters that have made it on to this round, all of the characters in Round 4 gave it their all. I can’t believe it’s almost time for the last round! After Round 5 voting closes on March 26 at 11:59pm Central Time, we will be one step closer to crowning the winning character! Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY for some awesome swag this week!
Congrats to our winners from last round, Mor for winning the One of Us is Lying ARC, Courtney Haas for winning the A Dash of Dragon ARC, Delaney for winning the ARC of SPEAK EASY SPEAK LOVE, and TheresaJSnyder for winning the swag from THE DISAPPEARANCES.
Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Hello friends! I can’t believe we have made it to the Elite 8 of Book Madness! One thing’s for sure- you are a passionate group of character-loving humans and I am so glad to be a part of this community. Now, who will make it on to the Final 4?! It’s up to you! Voting closes on March 20 at 11:59 pm Central Time. Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY for some awesome prizes!
Congrats to last week’s giveaway winners, Jessica G (starfire820) for winning an ARC of WELCOME TO THE SLIPSTREAM, Amy Janjgava for winning an ARC of THE TRAGICALLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF KIT DONOVAN, Suzanne Cattanes for winning the swag from POST-HIGH SCHOOL REALITY QUEST, and GraceMaczei for winning the ARC of THE BLACK WITCH!
Hello everyone! I can’t believe we are down to the Sweet 16 of characters. It was honestly SO close up until the end, the last few spots were changing around by the hour. But, as the clock struck 11:59 last night, the 16 chosen ones are below. For Round 3, you have until March 15 at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time to vote. Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY for being a loyal voter through all of these rounds! There are some big ones today, including…
Congratulations to our giveaway winners from last week, Bella K, who won the ARC of FOLLOW ME BACK, Brittany G Reads who won the ARC of CHEESUS WAS HERE, and Tania Elizabeth who won the ARC of WESLEY JAMES RUINED MY LIFE!
Wow! What an amazing turnout for Round 1 of Book Madness! This community is amazing, and I am truly honored to host this event to celebrate all of our favorite fictional characters. The competition was tough to move on to Round 2, especially in the last few hours, but take a look to see which of your favorites stayed, and which were sadly bumped out. Even if your character got bumped this round, stick around and play! Anyone can enter to win the GIVEAWAYS no matter if you’re a participant or voter. Voting for Round 2 ends on March 10th at 11:59 pm CST.
Congratulations to the Round 1 giveaway winners, Frankie Brazelton who won the Brooding YA Hero swag pack, KayleighWynne Didion who won the WAIT FOR ME swag pack, and Megan from Ocean Full of Book for winning the signed copy of SOULMATED.
VOTE BELOW and check out all of the characters who made it to Round 2!
The time has finally come to start this year’s BOOK MADNESS! All of our participating bloggers have chosen incredible characters that you all know and love. Now, it’s time to get them to the next round. Voting for Round 1 of Book Madness will close on March 5 at 11:59 pm CST. You can vote for up to 5 characters per round. On the evening on March 6th, I will make a blog post and video to announce who has made it into Round 2.
By voting you’re eligible to be entered for PRIZES! This week’s giveaways include a swag pack from the hilarious Brooding YA Hero account (which is being turned into a book!!) run by Carrie Ann DiRisio, a tote bag full of WAIT FOR ME swag from Caroline Leech, and a signed copy of SOULMATED from author Shaila Patel (US only). Come back for each round of voting for some new awesome giveaways each time!
Enter the giveaway here: Giveaway is closed.
Be sure to check out everyone’s blog posts, videos, or Instagram photos below! I love all of your passion for fictional characters.