Announcing the winner of the Magical Summer Giveaway!

Thank you, everyone, for making my Magical Summer Giveaway such a huge success! By the end of the giveaway, there were almost 900 entries! That’s a really big deal! Because of all of you, Paper Wishes spent many summer days on Tapas’ Popular page! ヽ(o^▽^o)ノ That warmth you feel is me sending lots of hugs to everyone who supported my giveaway and Paper Wishes on Tapas!

Now, on to announcing the winner… drumroll, please!

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Congratulations, Sunhee C.!

Sunhee won all of the prizes pictured below and a special proof copy of Paper Wishes that I signed. 🙂 Thank you, Sunhee, for your support! I really hope that you love all of the prizes!

To everyone else who entered but didn’t win this time around, I don’t want you to feel discouraged! There will always be another giveaway!

Black Cat Gets Jinxed – What’s it all about?

As you all may have seen on my social pages, my best friend Jinx is running a Thunderclap campaign in hopes of having a chance at getting cast as Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat, in the upcoming film Silver & Black. I admit, I don’t know a lot about the film or the characters… but I’m all about helping my bestie make her dreams come true! 😊

What is a Thunderclap campaign? Well, to sum it up, the goal is to reach 100 supporters in order to bring the campaign to fruition. It is completely free, and all you need to do is allow Thunderclap to post on your behalf to either your Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr…or all three!

That being said, I would really appreciate it if you all would support her Thunderclap campaign! 😃 I know that it would mean a lot to her. And, if you’re not comfortable with Thunderclap accessing your social accounts, posting the link to your social pages would be a HUGE HELP!

Book Review – SPOOK (Get Spooky, #1) by Jinx

SPOOK (First Edition) by Jinx

Published: February 14, 2017 (Second Edition) | Amazon | Createspace | Goodreads | WattpadWebsite

SPOOK is the first novel in the Get Spooky series. Spook first gained readership on popular website Wattpad, before author Jinx (@JeepersGigi on Wattpad) posted it to Swoon Reads in hopes of publication. While it was, unfortunately, not one of the chosen few for that round of selected books on Swoon, it became a Wattpad featured book shortly thereafter, which was a huge boon to the book’s popularity. (At the time of writing, SPOOK has 209,000 reads on Wattpad!) At the encouragement of her Spookers (formerly known as Ghosties, which was changed due to a plagiarism scandal caused by an unknown Wattpad writer) Jinx self-published her book through Createspace, and the rest, as they say, is history!

Synopsis:

 

Ace Montgomery is up for a promotion at Hellion, Inc., but he’s a bit distracted. Not by being transferred to Spook, or by having to train his apprentice to be a good crossroads demon, or by having only five more months to bargain deals for over two hundred more souls to even qualify for the position. No, he’s distracted by the newly dead redhead in town.

Daphne Fitz just died, but she’s looking at death as a fresh start. A fresh start that is rudely interrupted by a coven casting a curse over Spook—the town most monsters, and now Daphne, call home. Wanting to be more gutsy in the afterlife, she takes it upon herself to end the curse. Well, she takes it upon herself to tag along with a ghostly cowboy, Chance L. Ford, and an ex-mean girl werewolf, Harper Davenport, who are set on stopping the curse, but that’s just a technicality according to Ace—who manages to weasel both himself and his apprentice, Rakkason, into the ragtag gang of heroes in an effort to get closer to Daphne.

The two ghosts, the werewolf, and the two demons embark on a journey ranging from Spook to Indiana and, very literally, Hell and back, working to put an end to the coven’s curse, all the while trying not to kill each other in the process—because Ace and Chance go back centuries, Harper has her own hidden history with the demon, Daphne and Ace are trying to keep their blooming relationship a secret, and Daphne is soon to find out that she may be a bit more than a ghost.

The first time I read SPOOK back in 2015, or so. One might even say that I’m a SPOOK superfan–the ultimate Spooker. (Although, I’ve come across those who would dispute my claim and would declare themselves Spooker #1!) Things have changed in the SPOOK universe (SPOOKiverse) since then. The story has gotten deeper and the mythology even more so. In the second edition of published SPOOK, we find that not only is the storyline more fleshed out but the characters are a lot more developed, too, with stronger personalities and even name changes (although,  you’d really have to be a follower of Jinx’s works to notice the smaller differences).

In the second edition, Daphne is still newly-dead. She finds herself in Spook, which is sort of a crossroads between Heaven and Hell. Shortly upon arrival, she is informed, unwittingly, by her ghostly cowboy guide, Chance L. Ford, that normally, the dead get to choose where they go. With that choice having been made for her by person(s) unknown, Daphne decides to make the best out of the situation by using it as a fresh start, hoping to be one of the cool kids, instead of existing just outside the inner circle. (Extra points if you get the reference there!) Early on, Daphne befriends her ghostly guide, Chance L. Ford, and his werewolf girlfriend Harper Davenport. And, much to the chagrin of her new besties, she also befriends the (sort of) new to town demons, Ace Montgomery and Rakkason Triggs.

Not particularly excited about the big move, Ace isn’t exactly pleased about having to live in Spook… until he meets a certain redhead, that is! Yup, Ace falls in love with Daphne! I don’t want to spoil anything, but their relationship is a breath of fresh air. As they navigate the early stages of dating and a relationship, we get to experience the adorable awkwardness of first love through their eyes. Let’s just say, if you think you know demons, you will be pleasantly surprised by Ace’s inner turmoil at trying to be the world’s best boyfriend. Hehe.

The book itself doesn’t focus heavily on romance, although the #Dace (Daphne + Ace) romance is an important subplot which becomes more apparent in SPOOK sequels and side stories. (I told ya, I’m Spooker #1!) Instead, we go on a journey of friendship, learning to love yourself, and defeating an evil curse!  Milly, the b–I mean, witch, who cast the curse is a real jerk, to say the least–she’s every mean girl you’ve ever met in high school. 🙁 The motley crew of friends that Jinx has assembled comes together in spite of (or perhaps, because of) their differences as they attempt to undo the curse and save the town! Of course, as the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished, but you’ll have to buy & read SPOOK to find out exactly what I mean by that! 😉

Rating: 5/5 stars ★★★★★

(Closed) Chasing Eveline Thunderclap

The winner of the giveaway was:

Celebrate #SoMuchAwkward–help us support Leslie Hauser’s Thunderclap campaign today!

We need 100 supporters by June 27th to bring our campaign to fruition. As an incentive, once the Thunderclap campaign has been fully backed and is completed, we will select ONE supporter to receive a kindle that is loaded with all of Pen Name Publishing’s released titles. The winner will be selected at random name picker.

The winner will be selected at random using random.org’s random number generator. The Kindle is sponsored by Pen Name Publishing. It will be ordered & sent to you by Pen Name Publishing.

There’s is absolutely no cost to enter the giveaway, so what are you waiting for? 😉

 

I am promoting the giveaway & Thunderclap campaign in my capacity as the Marketing Assistant with Pen Name Publishing.

(Closed) Something Beautiful Thunderclap Giveaway

The winner of the giveaway was:

Don’t just #LetFateDecide–help us support Amanda Gernentz Hanson’s Thunderclap campaign today!

We need 100 supporters by June 27th to bring our campaign to fruition. As an incentive, once the Thunderclap campaign has been fully backed and is completed, we will select ONE supporter to receive a kindle that is loaded with all of Pen Name Publishing’s released titles. The winner will be selected at random name picker.

The winner will be selected at random using random.org’s random number generator. The Kindle is sponsored by Pen Name Publishing. It will be ordered & sent to you by Pen Name Publishing. I will also include a couple of other small prizes.

 

There’s is absolutely no cost to enter the giveaway, so what are you waiting for? 😉

 

I am promoting the giveaway & Thunderclap campaign in my capacity as the Marketing Assistant with Pen Name Publishing.

(Have a very) Magical Summer! (Giveaway)

Hello, friends! 🙂 Happy Summer! This is my second (doesn’t include giveaways I hosted for other people) and biggest giveaway of the year (so far?!). To enter, you’ll need to use the Rafflecopter widget below. I may be adding more entry methods and prizes in the future, but… my personal favorite entry methods are following me on Twitter and using a key to unlock a chapter of Paper Wishes on Tapas! 😉

I’ll be keeping tabs on entries, so don’t try to cheat! 😛 Any entries that don’t fully qualify will be deleted, so please be sure to follow the instructions to a “T”. 😀 The winner will be randomly generated by Rafflecopter.  I love you all and wish you the best of luck with entering!

Prizes

  1. Cherry Chree Rosy, Defined, And Glowing Easy 3-Step Contour Palette
  2. RCA Voyager III Android 6.0 Tablet
  3. Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Hand Cream
  4. Jeju Natural Aloe Mask
  5. Yuru Animal Volume Big Memo Notebook
  6. Lotte Chocolate Pepero (with EXO members on it! Hehe!)
  7. Sailor Moon Sweets Mascot Re-ment
  8. Sailor Moon Miniaturely Tablet 3
  9. Red Heart Paper Heart Box w/ Origami Stars
  10. SUBK Subculture Entertainment Sticker
  11. Teal & Orange Star Bracelet
  12. Sakura Bath Salts
  13. Choosy Peach Lip Mask
  14. Squishy Paw Strap

 

What are you waiting for? Enter now! 🙂

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Legalities and Stuff:

This giveaway ends on Monday, July 31, 2017 at midnight (-10:00 Hawaii-Aleutian time). Everyone is welcome to enter. This giveaway is open to both residents of the United States (including Hawaii, Alaska, and U.S. Territories) and International readers. If you are under the age of 18 you will need to receive permission from your parents because I will need your address in order to send out your prize(s). The prize(s) will be shipped within 7 days. If the winner does not reply to me (I will contact you by e-mail from hello [at] spencerhoshino [dot] com) within 48-hours with their mailing address, a new winner will be selected. If you won a previous giveaway you still qualify to enter current and future giveaways.

I’m on Patreon

Hello, friends! 🙂

I wanted to take a minute to write a blog thanking everyone who has supported my Patreon, and in turn, The Magical Girl Series. I’m shocked and grateful that I have patrons. T^T Every little bit helps, and I hope to someday be able to make enough money through writing to make it my full-time job, so I can’t even begin to express how thankful I am for everyone’s support. Don’t get me wrong–having my Lucky Stars and the readership & support that you all offer me is beyond anything I could have ever hoped for in my wildest dreams. The fact that anyone reads my work makes my heart feel like exploding with joy. T^T But, being able to write full-time would be a dream come true! Especially because then my Lucky Star babies wouldn’t need to wait forever for updates. (I feel bad making everyone wait!)

Speaking of updates… my patrons on Patreon receive updates about my work before anyone else. They find out when I’m done writing chapters for certain works, when they have been sent off for editing, and when they will be posted. 🙂

Regardless of whether you support me on Patreon, or not, I want to let you know how much I appreciate your support & kindness. 🙂

See you all on Wattpad and social media! Sending lots of love from the Realm of Magical Girls ~ 💖

(Closed) Tobacco Sun Thunderclap Campaign Giveaway

The winner of the giveaway was:

Join us for the #SummerofRedemption by supporting author Lorna Hollifield’s Thunderclap campaign.

We need 100 supporters by June 13th to bring our campaign to fruition. As an incentive, once the Thunderclap campaign has been fully backed and is completed, we will select ONE supporter to receive a kindle that is loaded with all of Pen Name Publishing’s released titles. The winner will be selected at random using random.org’s random number generator.

The winner will be selected at random using random.org’s random number generator. The Kindle is sponsored by Pen Name Publishing. It will be ordered & sent to you by Pen Name Publishing. I am including a Lulu organza & rhinestone headband and JLB matte lipgloss in the shade Provocateur. (Needless to say, I was thinking about Sydra when I put my part of the giveaway together! Hehe!)

There’s is absolutely no cost to enter the giveaway, so what are you waiting for? 😉

 

I am promoting the giveaway & Thunderclap campaign in my capacity as the Marketing Assistant with Pen Name Publishing.

Paper Wishes on Tapas

Hello friends,

I wanted to blog about this earlier but life grabbed ahold of me and wouldn’t let me go. 😂

This past Valentine’s Day (my birthday!) Tapas Media released Paper Wishes as an e-book in bite-sized episodes on their website and app (available on iOS and Android). I’m so touched by the support I’ve received from Tapas (especially the Director of Content Gabby Luu) & Tapas readers. 😭 If you’re a busy person looking for quick bite-sized chapters you can read on-the-go, whether you’re commuting to work or school or you’re looking for a quick read during your lunch break, Tapas is the perfect option! It’s especially great for students or those who try to stay within budget (like me! *high-five*) because they allow you to earn coins to unlock chapters or tip creators by watching short ads. Each ad varies in coin value, so you might be surprised by how much you earn in a short amount of time!

I hope you all will take the time to check out the Tapas app and support some of the creators on it. Some of my favorites are Owlturd Comics, Sarah’s Scribbles, The Book Nook, and, of course (hehe), Paper Wishes!

 

As always, I’m sending you all lots of love~!💖

(Closed) Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles Thunderclap Campaign Giveaway

The winner of the giveaway was:

Is there a cure to the (un)deadly Momerath virus? The only way to find out is by reading Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles! Help us spread the word by participating in our Thunderclap campaign.

We need 100 supporters by May 16th to bring this campaign to fruition. As an incentive, once the Thunderclap campaign has been fully backed and is completed, we will select ONE supporter to receive a special prize set comprised of the following items:

  • A Kindle, fully loaded with all of Pen Name Publishing’s released titles (Sponsored by Pen Name Publishing)
  • A physical copy of Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles
  • (1) one Disney Tsum Tsum Figural Keyring (It’s definitely the Chesire Cat! Hehe!)
  • (1) one Drink Me necklace

 

 

Thank you for your support, and remember: Always protect your Queen! 👑