Ok, I’m sure someone will probably bash me for this, but I have to start this post off with a little negativity. This was my third giveaway and so far the trend has been ugly. I’ve NEVER gotten a “clean” winner the first time the widget (random.org) chooses one. What do I mean by “clean”? I verify EVERY winner’s entry to make sure that they didn’t try to cheat the system and that they actually did whatever they were supposed to do (for example, “Become a fan of E.J. Stevens on Goodreads” – even when that means sifting through 22 pages of 600+ fans). So when a winner comes up, and I sift through 22 pages of 600+ fans looking for their name and it never shows (or there are 100 Kim’s* but none of them have listed a last name), it makes me a little angry/confused. Did you think I wouldn’t check? Did you think it was a good idea to just leave me your first name (not a link to your profile LIKE I ASKED) and hope it would work out? Well let me tell you: you were wrong. And your entry gets disqualified. And the widget randomly chooses someone else who actually did what they were supposed to and THEY win the prize.
*Note: Kim was not the name of the person who originally won, I just used it as an example. And for the record, in the future I will never use the fan option for Goodreads, only friend. Because for whatever reason, Goodreads doesn’t let you sort fans/followers, only friends. Lame.
Now, all that being said (I’m sorry, but I had to) the winner of the Shadow Sight Audiobook giveaway is……
Entry #139: Kari P.
Congratulations Kari, E.J. and I hope you enjoy the audiobook! Thank you to everyone who participated – be sure to check back for more reviews and giveaways during Twilight Sleep’s Summer of Giveaways!