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I've been doing a lot of giveaways lately, so I'm creating a page to arrange my rules so I don't have to constantly say them every single time I do a giveaway, which is often.

My giveaway rules are simple.

I always use a random number generator, not Rafflecopter. I will try Rafflecopter in the hopefully near future, but for now my random number generator suits me and my winners just fine.

I always give my winners 48 hours to respond. If I do not receive a response within 48 hours, I will choose another winner who will also be given 48 hours to respond. I will choose winners every 48 hours until I receive a response.

As a policy, I never announce winners. You may, however, if you'd like, announce yourself as a winner via comments or otherwise if you so desire. All of your information will remain under a strict privacy policy, and I will never disclose your information.

I require my entrants to be at least 13 years of age. If under 18 years of age, I strongly suggest and request that you also have a parent's or guardian's permission before entering.

All giveaways are international unless declared otherwise!

All giveaways end at 11:59 P.M. PST on closing day unless mentioned otherwise.

A special note on following me via Goodreads: Unfortunately, I do not and will not accept all friend requests I receive via Goodreads. I receive many updates that I'd rather not and occasionally meet people who never write reviews and almost never talk about books on Goodreads. I like my Goodreads friends to be mature and active. If you only send me a friend request to follow me for an entry and I ignore it, your entry to any giveaway will not count. Therefore, it is much better for you to also follow my reviews. You may still send me a friend request, but if I ignore it you will still receive your entry. I am sorry for this inconvenience, but I have to draw lines somewhere. If you only follow me at first but decide later on to friend me, you may do that as well. I go through my friends requests list and only then do I check entries against my followers and friends lists. And if I do not see you there, I must discount your entry.

A special note on tweeting: Please include my name (@AnnabelleMarieV) and a link to the giveaway page. Otherwise, it will not count, unfortunately.

ALSO: Personally, I would this would be self explanatory, but apparently it isn't. When I mark an entry option as being required, that means that it is, you know, actually required. If an entry is considered to be mandatory, do not leave it blank or write "none" or something similar. I would not mark entries as being mandatory if they were not mandatory. If you leave mandatory entries undone you will not be entered in the giveaway! Yes, in the past, people have actually attempted to leave required entries blank. *facepalm*

For once and for all: If you do not follow my instructions, you will be disqualified from the giveaway you are attempting to enter. I am very sorry to sound so harsh, but I am sick and tired of people entering my giveaways and not following my directions. I'm absolutely through with it. I deserve the respect of you actually reading my rules, and if you do not read my rules, you do not deserve to be entered in a giveaway anyway. Again, I do apologize, especially to my loyal readers who do follow my rules, and I hate to sound so mean, but really, I'm done.


Annabelle's Return Giveaway: ends June 1, 2015


Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop: ended March 22, 2012
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Zombie Love: The Outbreak Giveaway: ended April 13, 2012
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Masque of the Red Death Giveaway: ends April 20, 2012
Showers of Books Giveaway Hop: ended April 25, 2012
Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop: ended May 1, 2012
Spring Fling Giveaway Hop: ended May 7, 2012
LDS Authors Giveaway Hop: ended May 17, 2012
Red Roses Giveaway: ended May 19, 2012
Love in Bloom Giveaway Hop: ended May 23, 2012
Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop: ended May 31, 2012
My Favorite Reads Giveaway Hop: ended June 6, 2012
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Indie Author Giveaway Hop: ended June 19, 2012
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No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop: ended March 11, 2013
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One-Day Giveaway: ended April 12, 2013
2013 Release 3-Book Package Giveaway: ended May 16, 2013


Magic Monday: Oblivion Giveaway: ends May 17, 2015
Magic Monday: Chantress Fury Giveaway: ended May 10, 2015
Magic Monday: Dance of the Red Death Giveaway: ended May 20, 2013
Magic Monday: The Rose Throne Giveaway: ended May 6, 2013
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Magic Mondays: Rise Giveaway: ended December 3, 2012
Magic Mondays: Luminosity Giveaway: ended November 26, 2012
Magic Mondays: Prodigy Giveaway: ended November 19, 2012
Magic Mondays: Renegade Giveaway: ended November 12, 2012
Magic Mondays: Elemental Giveaway: ended November 5, 2012
Magic Mondays: Touch of Death Giveaway: ended October 29, 2012
Magic Mondays: Shades of Earth Giveaway: ended October 22, 2012
Magic Mondays: Breathe Giveaway: ended October 15, 2012
Magic Mondays: Princess of the Silver Woods Giveaway: ended October 8, 2012
Magic Mondays: The Lost Prince Giveaway: ended October 1, 2012
Magic Mondays: Confessions of an Angry Girl Giveaway: ended September 24, 2012
Magic Mondays: Unravel Me Giveaway: ended September 17, 2012
Magic Mondays: Falling Kingdoms Giveaway: ended September 10, 2012
Magic Mondays: Hidden Giveaway: ended September 3, 2012
Magic Mondays: Spark Giveaway: ended August 27, 2012
Magic Mondays: Venom Giveaway: ended August 20, 2012
Magic Mondays: Dearly, Beloved Giveaway: ended August 13, 2012
Magic Mondays: The Rise of Nine Giveaway: ended August 6, 2012
Magic Mondays: Romeo Redeemed Giveaway: ended July 30, 2012
Magic Monday: Pushing the Limits Giveaway: ended July 23, 2012
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Magic Monday: Dark Companion Giveaway: ended July 9, 2012
Magic Monday: Throne of Glass Giveaway: ended July 2, 2012
Magic Monday: Girl of Nightmares Giveaway: ended June 25, 2012
Magic Monday: Endlessly Giveaway: ended June 18, 2012
Magic Monday: For Darkness Shows the Stars Giveaway: ended June 11, 2012
Magic Monday: Rapture Giveaway: ended June 4, 2012
Magic Monday: A Want So Wicked Giveaway: ended May 28, 2012
Magic Monday: Pretty Amy Giveaway: ended May 21, 2012
Magic Monday: Reader's Choice Giveaway: ended May 14, 2012
Magic Monday: Endure Giveaway: ended May 7, 2012
Magic Monday: Arise Giveaway: ends April 30, 2012
Magic Monday: Dreamless Giveaway: ended April 23, 2012
Magic Monday: Insurgent Giveaway: ended April 16, 2012
Magic Monday: The Hunt Giveaway: ended April 9, 2012


  1. You shouldn't apologize so much! Your rules are totally appropriate, you have some amazing giveaways!

    1. You have no idea how good that is to hear, Britt! Thank you!

  2. Yay! I agree.
    You have the right to ask us to follow those rules and more.
    You are being very generous doing these giveaways!

  3. I'm reading the giveaway rules, I'm reading them! xD

  4. GOD I wish I could write down giveaway rules as concisely as you bahahahha. This is super!

    bleh it's so frustrating when entrants don't follow instructions. Don't be sorry for hashing these rules out. As a giveaway host, you're entitled to wanting proper entries!


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