February 2: Happy Birthday to Me & Romantic Giveaway Winners

•´¯`•.¸•´¯`•.¸ Happy Birthday to me!! •´¯`•.¸•´¯`•.¸

Today is Groundhog Day in the United States and it also means it's the big TWO-THREE for me!! This year the first time I'm spending a birthday with my family in four years (since I came back from college) so I'm really excited. We're not doing anything big or crazy, just going to a quiet dinner but I'm looking forward to tonight anyway. Before I get to the giveaway winners, I'm going to share a few random events that has occurred on February 2nd in the last 300 years just for fun (and thanks to Wikipedia)...

1709 – Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island, inspiring the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.

1887 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed. (Exactly one hundred years before I was born!)

1901 – Queen Victoria's funeral takes place.

1922 – Ulysses by James Joyce is published.

1935 – Leonarde Keeler tests the first polygraph machine.

1987 – After the 1986 People Power Revolution in the Philippines, Philippines made a new constitution. (On the day I was born in the Philippines, this was happening about 60 miles away in Manila.)

...and the present--[some] romance books being released today: (clicking on the images will take you to the author's website; all images are taken from the author's website or from FantasticFiction)

slowheat mooncraving backinblack flirt archangel bloodmagic pursuit steamed blondewand goldenseason somelikeitkilted unknown promisetonight blissfactor blacklegacy

Happy Release Day to these authors!!

And now with the help of random.org... what you have all been waiting for... the winners of my Romantic Birthday Giveaway:

First Prize Winner (1st to pick their 2 books from the list): austenfan

Second Winner (2nd to pick their 1 book from the list): Stacy (booknerdd)

Third Winner (for the 50 followers mark! 3rd to pick their 1 book from the list): Brizmus

Fourth Winner (for the 100 followers mark! 4th to pick their 1 book from the list): Stacy Stew

You have been chosen by random.org and are the winners of my Romantic Birthday Giveaway! Congratulations!! I have already emailed you. Please email me back in the next 72 hours with your shipping address. If I don't receive an email from you within that time frame, you forfeit the prize.

Thank you all so much for entering and spreading the word!! This giveaway wouldn't have been as successful without all of you. For those who did not win this time, there will be more giveaways in the future--it won't be as big as this one because I don't have the funds to do this all the time (me being a broke ex-college student) but there will be other international giveaways on this blog! Remember, you can still enter the Hachette Ecstasy Unveiled giveaway until 2/4 (US and Canada only).


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! And yay! Congratulations to me and the other winners! :-)

  2. Happy Birthday!! Congrats to the other winners :)

  3. Hau'oli La hanau... Hau'oli La Hanau!!!=)

    Enjoy the celebrations!!! Tomorrow is my 25th birthday!!!=)

  4. Happy birthday or belated birthday Michelle! I hope you had a good one sweetie. 23, huh? Oh man that was a long time ago for me. Boo! =P

    Congrats to all of the winners as well.

  5. Happy Birthday Pumpkin! I hope you had a marvelous day :)

    And congrats to the winners!

  6. thank you for the birthday wishes everyone!! :D


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