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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Website Launch Celebration Giveaway!

$30 Amazon Gift Cards!

The Lipstick Laws Signed ARC Giveaway!

Come help me celebrate by looking around my website and entering below for a chance to win!

It's official! My author website is up and running, thanks to the very talented Denise Biondo! To celebrate my launch, I'm holding a giveaway in which I will randomly select FOUR lucky blog followers to shower with cold hard cash. Okay, I'm not really giving away cash, but Amazon gift cards are just as good, right? Each winner will receive one $30 Amazon gift card... and ONE of those lucky winners will then be randomly selected to win a signed ARC of The Lipstick Laws (when they're available), plus a fun assortment of TLL related goodies!

How do you sign up, you ask? Good question! Just follow these guidelines...

Website Launch Celebration Giveaway Entry Details:

*You must be a follower of my blog for a chance to win.*

You will be entered for a chance to win by answering ONE of the following questions in the comment section below:

1) From the info you've gathered from my website, what's one thing that you and I have in common?

2) What interests you about The Lipstick Laws?

3) After checking out Denise Biondo's list of web designs, what's the name of one other author on this list who has a site that you adore?

That's all you have to do to enter for a chance to win! But if you'd like to increase your odds of winning, you'll get extra entries for doing any (or all) of the following:

Tweet about my site launch & giveaway on twitter = +1 entry

Mention my site launch & giveaway on facebook = +1 entry

Vote for The Lipstick Laws HERE on goodreads = +1 entry

And/or vote HERE = +1 entry

Add my giveaway info to your blog sidebar = +1 entry

Write a blog post about my site, giveaway and/or book = +2 entries

*Be sure to tell me how many extra entries you should be getting, and where I can find your online shout-out(s) in your comment.*

That means you have the chance to be entered up to EIGHT times in the random drawing (4+4 to pay homage to TLL's April 4th release date). The lucky winners will be chosen at random from the entries I receive and will be announced on Saturday, August 21.

Good luck and thanks for helping me celebrate my website launch!!! Woohoo!

PS: Feel free to leave a comment even if you don't want to enter this giveaway. I'd love to hear from you! :)

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Blogger Kathy H. said...

How exciting!!! Congrats on your super website!! Love the contests too!!

August 11, 2010 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Alissa said...

The author website looks great!

August 11, 2010 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Caroline Starr Rose said...

Amy, looks great! I have to confess that I love the pimientos in olives.

August 11, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger ~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Your website is GORGEOUS! Denise Biondo's work is fantastic and I'm bookmarking her site.

So, to answer question number one, I'm from Upstate NY, too. I was born in Rochester, grew up farther north than that, and attended college in Oswego.

I'm going to twitter about your site = +1 (@NicoleDwrites)

Add a link on my sidebar = +1 (

And vote for TLL both places = +2

That's four extra entries :D

Can't wait to read your book, Amy!!
Cheers to you!

August 11, 2010 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger WDH said...

Impressive web site. Really like the amination and it is visually very appealing. Well done! A real winner!

August 11, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Carrie Harris said...

Sorry. Cannot limit myself to one thing we have in common. :)

You already know how much I LOVE the site! And the DINGS. I covet your dings. Really, I do.

August 11, 2010 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Neeko said...

Hey Ami :-)
My Mommy, Amalia and I Love your website and your blog.
We will be following it from now on.
The Spaulding Pack ;-)

August 11, 2010 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Kailia Sage said...

Your website looks so pretty, I love it!
I love chocolate just as much as you do! I’m a night owl too!
She made Simon Elkeles’ website? I love her! Lisa Ann Sandell, Kieran Scott AND Maureen Johnson?
+1 tweeted:

+2 voted for TLL on both lists on Goodreads

August 11, 2010 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

The site looks great! Congrats!

The thing we have in common is that I'm a huge animal lover and have my husband and I have three shelter dogs that we give our love to everyday. They are the best!

+1 voted on Goodreads
+1 voted on the second Goodreads link
+1 tweeted:

Total points: 4

August 11, 2010 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Jackee said...

I just came from you website. It's gorgeous! Exactly the way I would envision it. CONGRATS, Amy!

I'll facebook this, go to Goodreads, and put it on my sidebar. (So I guess that's 3.)

Thanks, Amy!

August 11, 2010 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Scoot said...

Love the website! Very cool.

1) From the info you've gathered from my website, what's one thing that you and I have in common?
Neither of us like tomatoes!!

+1 Tweet:

Total: 2


August 11, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Oh my gosh!!!!!!! Can I just say I'm absolutely in heaven right now! I'd love a signed copy from you! That would be the best ever!!! How super special would that be :)

I'm loving what you've got up for grabs and how to win... so let's get started!

I'm a huge fan of chick lit, I'm one of three siblings and laughing out loud is my speciality!!

Lipstick Laws is one of those super fun High School reads where you re-live parts of your High School days (why would I want that?) and get to see what kind of price tag comes with Britney's friendship... always rooting for April, but love the drama Britney would bring!

Am I allowed to cheat and say you??? If not my second choice would be Lisa Greenwald!

As for extra points, count me in!!!

Tweeting for you - +1
Facebook stalking you - +1
Voting for TLL on GR - +1
Voting for TLL - +1
Sidebar love - +1
Blog post (Tomorrow) - +2

Looking forward to the chance to snag an awesome copy! Consider me down for all points!

August 11, 2010 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger KatieDoll said...

Your new website is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on the awesomeness! :)

1.) One thing you and I have in common? We both pierced our eyebrows when we turned eighteen. And I'm assuming you took yours out permanently like I did? I HATED IT. Never getting facial piercings again, haha!

+2 Voted on both Goodreads lists.
+1 Added the contest to my blog's sidebar. (

August 11, 2010 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger DL Hammons said...

This is so exciting!

Okay...answer to your question #1...we both adopt shelter animals. We are on our fourth & fifth. :)

I've tweeted about your contest and have voted for Lipstick Wars in both locations on Goodreads! +3


August 11, 2010 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

I love your website :)

One thing we have in common is that I am definately the artsy child in my family as well. Germs also scare me - but I've never taken microbiology :)

August 11, 2010 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Bailey said...

I am in love with the website design! =) Beautiful!

1) We both are animal lovers! I have 4 min pin doggies and would have more animals if I could afford it! We also adore the Chi straightener. It has saved my hair from looking curly and frizzy!

+2 Voted on Goodreads Lists

August 11, 2010 at 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Lora1967 said...

I think that eveyone wants to be popular and sometimes that can come with a price tag. I am anxious to read this to see what that price is. And i think it may be cute and witty too. Hope i win :)

August 11, 2010 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger GABY said...

Cool website!! I'm a new follower :)

2) What interests you about The Lipstick Laws?
At first, the cover is great for YA! Then I read the synopsis and it sounds good. I want to read it and discover the price April has to pay!!

- Tweet about my site launch & giveaway on twitter = +1 entry (RT @magabygc)

- Vote for The Lipstick Laws HERE on goodreads = +1 entry (

- And/or vote for TLL HERE = +1 entry (


August 11, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Shirk said...

Your website is so cute!

I'm already a follower.

My parents lived in Philly and I was married in Philadelphia too.

And I'm a fan of Chick-lit too.

August 11, 2010 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Autumn said...

Your website is gorgeous!

1. I sneeze when I pluck my eyebrows too!
2. It looks like a great read. I review books for my blog and I'd love to review it!
3. Other than yours?? I liked Bethany Griffin's.

I voted for your book on both of the Goodreads lists

autumn. crochet (at) gmail .com

August 11, 2010 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger amandawk said...

I like Jenny Meyerhoff's website.
amandarwest at gmaildotcom

August 11, 2010 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger amandawk said...


August 11, 2010 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Your website looks gorgeous, Amy! I love it, Denise Biondo did a fantastic job.

3) I adore: -- it's so cute, neat, and I haven't ever seen a website quite like that!

*rushes off to explore the new site*

August 11, 2010 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

Love the website.

Is a follower. 1) We both don't like people who wear socks with their sandals.



August 11, 2010 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Kelsey said...

Congrats on your website- it's AWESOME, Amy :)

I'm a blog follower and I checked out Denise's list of web designs- I LOVE Kristin Walker's website design!

+1 tweeted
+1 voted
+1 voted
+1 added to my sidebar

Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

August 11, 2010 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Keri Mikulski said...

Congratulations!! Love your new website. :)

August 11, 2010 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Adriana said...

I love your new website! It's gorgeous!!! Some things we have in common are we both love pop culture, creative arts, laughing out loud, and animals. :D

+2 Voted on both
+1 tweet-

Thank you for the giveaway!

August 11, 2010 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Julie Musil said...

Amy, your new site is beautiful! It was worth the wait, for sure.

Something we'd have in common...Love Mr. Darcy? From the Colin Firth version of the movie? Just a guess!

August 11, 2010 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Vote for The Lipstick Laws HERE on goodreads = +1 entry

And/or vote for TLL HERE = +1 entry


+1 I love the whole premise of The Lipstick Laws. I've been anxious to read it since I first heard about it, than I saw the cover and fell in love! It is one of my most anticipated books of 2011!!! go Amy!!!!

Total Entries: 4

August 11, 2010 at 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Kai said...

I love your website!

+1 What interests me in The Lipstick Laws, aside from the cover (which is gorgeous!) is the story itself. I know how hard high school can be with the queen bee out there to rule everyone and you being a nobody, I can relate to it so much, I'd love to read it if I can!

+ 1 I tweeted about the contest here:

+ 1 voted for The Lipstick Laws on Goodreads

+ 1 voted for TLL here

Total: 4

Thanks for the chance!

August 11, 2010 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger Jack Kung said...

Hi,how are you today?I have surfed your blog serveral times, your blog is great. If you have time, you can visit my blog and feel free give me some comment, more important thing is being my follower! Thank you very much.

(My blog is

August 12, 2010 at 3:51 AM  
Blogger Kristy said...

The thing we have in common is that we both have naturally curly hair. I must confess that i pretty much hate my hair though. IT NEVER COOPERATES!!!

August 12, 2010 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Lena said...

YAAAY! I'm following you now! :D

+1 What interests me about The Lipstick Laws is it sounds like Mean Girls (the movie) x 10! LOL, I'm so curious as to what Britney wants from April. I just know it's going to be juicy and delicious!

+1 Tweeted:

+1 Mentioned on Facebook (Lena Ainsworth)

+1 Voted! (Lena)

+1 Voted! (Lena)

+1 Added to sidebar (left column):

CONGRATS on launching your website. While a $30 Amazon GC sounds nice, is it wrong that I want The Lipstick Laws arc more? Loads more, actually :P

*crosses fingers and hopes*


August 12, 2010 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger misha1989 said...

Please enter me if this is international.

After checking out Denise Biondo's list of web designs, what's the name of one other author on this list who has a site that you adore?
Maureen johnson

+2 Voted in both the places (my goodreads profile -
+1 sidebar
+ 2 blog post

total= 5


August 12, 2010 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger Alessandra @Out of the Blue said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! Please enter me :)

A few things that we have in common: we both love books, wrote angsty poems in high school, and use chocolate to solve our problems (alas, relocating them on our thighs).

+1 tweet:

+1 voted for TLL on goodreads

+1 voted again for TLL on goodreads

Total: 4 entries


August 12, 2010 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Joanna said...

Great giveaway!!

+1 voted for TLL on goodreads

+1 voted again for TLL on goodreads



August 12, 2010 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger coffeelvnmom said...

+1 Tweeted (mention by @coffeelvnmom)
+1 Mentioned on Fb (as per tweet posted on fb)
+2 blogged about it (

total = 4

And one thing I noticed we have in common is that we both write YA! Yay!

Congrats on the upcoming release!

August 12, 2010 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Orchid said...

Cute website!
From the info you've gathered from my website, what's one thing that you and I have in common? We are both night owls; I tend to stay up too late reading into the am hours.

+1 Tweeted

hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

August 12, 2010 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

Love the new website! We actually have a couple of things in common! I also don't like tomatoes, but tomato sauce is ok. I also have that funny sneezing reaction to tweezers. So annoying!

meredithfl at gmail dot com
also voted on both Goodreads links
=+2 extra entries

August 12, 2010 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger throuthehaze said...

Great site!
I will answer question #1...I also have a scar from an eyebrow ring.
I follow your blog (Throuthehaze)

+1 voted for the book on goodreads
+1 voted through the other link too

TOTAL: 2 extra entries

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

August 12, 2010 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Jenny N. said...

Nice new website design. I checked Denise's other designes and I like what she did with Kristin Walker's site.

+1 Tweeted:

+2 Voted on both Goodreads lists (Jenny N)

+1 Added to sidebar:


August 12, 2010 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Good Golly Miss Holly said...

1) From the info you've gathered from my website, what's one thing that you and I have in common? We almost share a birthday, mine is on january 6th.

Tweet (1):

I voted for your book at both Goodreads links. (2)


August 12, 2010 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Elie said...

Wow what ap pretty website. I adore the cover of TLL too!

I am also a northerer with a love of chocolate. And oh yeah, mean people stink.


voted (twice)

sidebar and blogpost found here

How exciting.

August 12, 2010 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger Julianna Steffens said...

Despite living super far away (I'm Brazilian) we have many things in common, I love chick lit and chocolate (and yes, they go straight to my thighs), and currently also working on a freelance writing and doing graphic design. And just do not have enough black pants to wear a village because my sister and my mother always find a way to borrow and never return (especially now that do not live with them).

+1 tweet
+1 Mentioned on Facebook (Julianna Steffens)
+1 voted for TLL on goodreads


August 12, 2010 at 11:59 PM  
Blogger Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

You know I def follow your blog! As for what interested me about the Lipstick Laws... the cover. Though I'm not usually a chick lit kind of girl, it grabbed me and the premise sounds great. Plus, ya know, you're kinda awesome and all =P

I've also voted on both goodreads lists.

Tweeted about the site:

The contest is also on my sidebar:

I haven't done another recent post (yet).. but I did do that snazzy interview... =P

But, awesome site! It fits you, me thinks!

August 13, 2010 at 12:48 AM  
Blogger Maddie McPhail said...

One thing we have in common is definitely chocolate. (:
The book looks really interesting, the title made me interested!(:
I liked Kierans Scotts website!(:
I tweeted about the giveaway, my username is @maddtotheie
voted for the lipstick laws on both of the goodreads lists.

+3 extra entries.(:

my email is

August 13, 2010 at 1:47 AM  
Blogger Llehn said...

I'd love to play please!

I'm a follower.

And the answer to your question as to what we have in common is that we are both writers :D

I voted for you on Goodreads


August 13, 2010 at 3:10 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

We both love pets and would like to see them with a home and happy *-*


August 13, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger TerryLynnJohnson said...

I also love animals, hate pimentos, and love Will Ferrell! We could be sisters! lol

August 13, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Fantastic Website! Great Contest, Wow, a chance to win a signed ARC! How exciting!

Something we have in common: We both love Animals!

August 13, 2010 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger BrigidsBlest said...

Nice website--splashy, lots of bright color.

Something we both have in common, from your website: apparently we were both "blessed" with very enthusiastic hair when we were 14.

Voted for you in both polls.

BrigidsBlest at yahoo dot com

August 13, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

The website looks wonderful! So much fun!

I looked the list of other author websites and was surprised by the number and by just how many I already was familiar with! I'm partial to Kristen Walker's site, but there are many good ones!

+1 Tweet:

+2 Entries: Voted for TLL on both!

+1 Sidebar:

5 entries.

Thanks for the giveaway!
Sara @ The Hiding Spot

August 13, 2010 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Vidisha said...

Impressive web site. Really like the amination



August 13, 2010 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Aik said...

1. I'm also a certified night owl! :)

2. The novel is set in a high school! And the plot sounds super interesting!

3. I love Kieran Scott's site!

Extra entries:
+1 Tweeted:

+1 Facebook'ed [Aik Chien]:

+1 Voted for The Lipstick Laws on goodreads [Aik Chien]

+1 And voted on favourite YA Novels by Goodreads Authors [Aik Chien]

+1 Linked on sidebar:

aikychien at yahoo dot com

August 14, 2010 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger jeanette8042 said...

2. First off the title itself just grabs your attention and I'm always hooked on stories where the unpopular girl gains popularity and then things go crazy for her.

+1 Voted on Goodreads/Jeanette Juan
+1 voted on YA Novels list
+1 Giveaway on blog sidebar:


August 14, 2010 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Khy said...

Your site is so cute!

(1) We both hate tomatoes. And socks with sandals. Yay us!

August 14, 2010 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Argh, your website is too cute. I actually majored in fiction writing and minored in psychology in college lol. And, I'll admit, I'm STILL obsessed with grunge music.

+1 retweeted the contest on twitter (I'm @sparrowbooknest)
+1 voted on Goodreads Most Exciting Upcoming YA Books
+1 voted on Goodreads YA Novels by Goodreads Authors

So according to my calculations, and I'm horrendous at math, that gives me four entries lol. Woo! Looking forward to the book nonetheless.

August 14, 2010 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Sena said...

Ah! We both love chocs and it goes straight to the thighs!!! I wish it went elsewhere!

+1 Giveaway on sidebar:

+1 Twt:

2 extra entries for me please!

sena.sagani [at]gmail[dot]com

August 15, 2010 at 4:17 AM  
Blogger Susan Fields said...

What an awesome giveaway - and I'm so glad to have found your blog! I love your website, too! We have several things in common, but I'll go with a love for adopting shelter pets. All my pets come from shelters, except my dog who was found by some kind people on the street and took it upon themselves to locater her family, and, failing that, a new family for her. Good luck with your book!

I'll add your contest to my sidebar at, so that's one extra entry.

August 15, 2010 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger lyan said...


I love Chocolate and it seems to solve my problems...


August 16, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger lyan said...

+2 voted on both:

+1 Tweeted (@Lyanm)


August 16, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger The Book Speaker said...

This is a great giveaway! I can't wait to read your book. In answer to question one, something that we have in common is that we both have naturally curly hair (and therefore we both know what a pain it is to deal with on humid days).

August 16, 2010 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger EVA SB said...

Fun website! Congratulations.

I'm also a nightowl and sometimes stay awake all night, though I have to find time for a nap next day!

I'm a follower
I tweeted
I posted to my sidebar[@]gmail[.]com

August 17, 2010 at 2:40 AM  
Blogger FionaChan said...

1. I'm a night owl too! I have terrible dark circles. :(

+1 voted on goodreads (username: Fiona Chan, profile:
+1 voted on the other list as well. (username: Fiona Chan, profile:
+1 sidebar:
+2 blog post:

thank you! :D
feeyonachan at gmail dot com

August 17, 2010 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Camilla45242 said...

The thing that makes me want to read The Lipstick Laws is the deception and lies of the popular girls.
+ 1 goodreads vote
+ 1 goodreads vote

August 17, 2010 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Cholisose said...

I'll do question #1... Our thing in common is both having unpredictable writing schedules. =]

I've posted about the contest on my blog (, and added it to my sidebar (under contests). So that's four entries total.

August 17, 2010 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger misskallie2000 said...

Really like your new website Amy.
One thing you and I have in common is our love of pets that need adoption. We also love to read.

I follow via Google

+1 vote

+1 Vote


Shared on FB +1!/profile.php?id=1424713340&v=wall&story_fbid=144010948965041&ref=mf

Total of 4 extra points

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

August 19, 2010 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger allisonsbj3 said...

What interests me about The Lipstick Laws is the cover... I'm such a sucker for a great cover.


August 19, 2010 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Just thought you'd like to know I gave you a little more tweet love ;)

Enjoy your fantabulous weekend!


August 20, 2010 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Pixie said...

New website is super cute!

You and I both are all about the Shelter animals! All but one of my furbabies are rescues! +1

Shared on fb here!/PennyPinchingPixie +1

Voted both places +2

4 points for me yay!


August 20, 2010 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger carmen said...

Oh, fun! Here's one thing I found that we had in common. You said, "Often dreaming of seeing my picture on the back of a book someday, I began writing and illustrating my own stories and poems at six years old, followed by my first chapter book written in third grade." I started writing my own books in second grade, and although I don't want to write a book, I studied journalism in college and have been writing as a career as an adult! It all starts from a young age :)

junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

August 21, 2010 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats. I love the look.

August 21, 2010 at 12:27 PM  

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