The winner of this giveaway was Macy Filia. Congratulations, Macy!


When my dear friend Kathryn Berla announced that her book 12 Hours in Paradise was going to be released by Limitless Publishing, I was stoked. The novel, which is based in Hawaii, is a sweet love story in which the main characters, Dorothy and Arash, ask each other the 36 questions that lead to love.

One of the reasons Kathryn’s book resonated with me so much was that unlike other books that utilize Hawaii as a setting, Kathryn paints a realistic idea of what being a visitor to Waikiki is like: colorful, exciting, and even a bit romantic, while maintaining true to the darker sides of life in Hawaii, like our rampant homelessness. (Sigh.)


This giveaway is valued at an estimated $215 and the prizes are as follows:


  • Vintage Kabana sterling silver & gold humpback whale earrings
  • (2) Mauna Loa Maui Onion & Garlic Macadamia Nut 1.5 oz snack packs
  • (1) 4 oz box of Hawaiian Host AlohaMacs
  • (1) Sandwich Isles postcard
  • Hawaiiana Designer Sticky Note Tabs (These tabs have super cute designs like rainbow shave ice and spam musubi!)

How to Enter:

Pre-order the e-book of 12 Hours in Paradise or the paperback version of 12 Hours in Paradise and send me a copy of your receipt as proof of purchase. You can send me a screenshot by e-mail  (hello[at]spencerhoshino.com) or DM on Twitter or Facebook. If you cannot take screen shots, you can forward your order confirmation to my e-mail address (hello[at]spencerhoshino.com).


This giveaway will run from April 7, 2016 to April 19, 2016 and is open domestically (US + Territories) and Internationally. If you are under the age of 18, you will need parental permission. Prizes will be shipped through the United States Postal Service, and as such the winner will need to provide a mailing address. The speed of shipment is at my discretion, although packages mailed domestically will usually be sent Priority Mail while international packages are sent First Class. The winner will be selected at random and will be contacted by the same means in which they entered (e.g. E-mail, Twitter, Facebook, etc). If the winner does not reply to me within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected. 


I would like to state for the record that I am not affiliated with Limitless Publishing or Kathryn Berla (aside from her friendship). They had no part or say in putting together this giveaway, which I am running independently in support of my friend. 🙂

(Closed) Celebrating 500K Reads on Wattpad

The winners of this giveaway were Wattpad users @acaitea and @Wandering_Souls4! Congratuations, girls!

In celebration of Paper Wishes reaching 500,000 reads on Wattpad I have decided to do a giveaway! 🙂

Two winners, who will be randomly selected from my followers, will receive a signed copy of Paper Wishes and a box of strawberry pocky. I will pick the winners on Thursday, April 7th, and send them a private message to let them know that they have won. Here’s the catch: if the prize winner doesn’t reply to my message within 24 hours or they do not have permission from their parents (if they are under the age of 18) to provide me with a mailing address, I will have to pick a new winner. 🙁

At the end of the giveaway I will announce who won on my website, if I have permission from the winners. (I don’t want to randomly mention real names or usernames if they’re not comfortable with it.) Regardless of whether I use names or not, I will post an announcement on Wattpad letting everyone know that the prizes have been claimed so that everyone isn’t left hanging.

This is open to both domestic (USA) and international readers, and the only requirement is that you’re following me on Wattpad. ❤︎ Good luck, everyone!

(Closed) Girl’s Day Giveaway

The winners were Wattpad users @AnaTheRainbowBanana and @PanomiM. Congratulations, girls!

Giveaway Prizes
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On a whim I decided to hold a giveaway in celebration of Hina Matsuri, or Girl’s Day. Is there a better way to celebrate the sisterhood of magical girls than by doing a giveaway on Girl’s Day? (Answer: There isn’t!)

I posted the following message to my wall on Wattpad and waited for the comments to come in.

Hello, friends!

Today is Hina Matsuri, also known as Girl’s Day. In recognition of that and in celebration of our sisterhood, I thought it would be fun to do a spontaneous giveaway! The first two girls (sorry, guys, but it is “Girl’s Day” after all!) who comment with what they think will happen in book two will receive the following prizes:

Prize 1: Necklace with robot charm, Pilier Bow earrings (from Japan), two (2) sets of kawaii mini post its

Prize 2: Necklace with TV charm, Pilier hair tie (from Japan), and two (2) sets of kawaii mini post its


Good luck and I look forward to seeing what your thoughts are. ❤ (Both US and International readers may comment! My only conditions are that you are a girl, because of Girl’s Day, and that if you are under 18 years old that you have your parent’s permission to enter.)

I’ll contact the first two girls who comment by DM on Wattpad. ^_^ Gifts will be given in the same order as the comments (i.e. comment 1 receives prize 1). The winners may swap prizes if they are both in agreement. If you don’t win this time around, don’t fret! There will be more giveaways in the future because I love you guys. ♡ (˘▽˘>ԅ( ˘⌣˘)

I didn’t have to wait long! 😀 The winners were PanomiM and AnaTheRainbowBanana, who shared their interesting theories for book two, Paper Wings. PanomiM said, “I think that in the second book, we’ll get to read how The wedding is planned out and goes :3 also, I sense that there might be a new character bent on causing chaos to the lovely engaged couple :3”. And, AnaTheRainbowBanana said, “I think the next book will have what @PanomiM said, but also Hikari will be…. noticing people, maybe. And obviously Nox will get jealous and vice versa to keep the excitement going. Maybe it’ll also highlight how hard it is to live life… Normally? I guess? Idk if that is the word I would choose, but like life with a person you can’t live without and stuff. ALSO, about how Hikari is ‘special’, hopefully 🙂 I wanna know about her past.”

Both girls have been contacted and have replied with their shipping information. ^_^

As I said in my post, if you missed out on this opportunity please don’t feel disheartened! I will do another giveaway in the future. ^__^

(Closed) Paper Wishes Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Hello, Lucky Stars.♡\( ̄▽ ̄)/♡

In celebration of Valentine’s Day and how well Paper Wishes is doing on Wattpad I’ve put together a special giveaway. This giveaway is special because I won’t announce what the prizes are until after it’s done!

You may find yourself wondering, “Why are you doing it like this?” Well, because this lovely giveaway is for Valentine’s Day my husband and I thought it would be cool to put together two different prize packs themed toward the two romantic interests from my novel, Kai and Nox. Rather than revealing what the prizes are and having everyone enter based on what item(s) they want to win, we thought it’d be cool to have people enter based on which boy they’d rather receive a Valentine’s Day gift from! ♡♡♡

Good luck to everyone who enters! ヽ(>∀<☆)ノ Thank you again to everyone who has read Paper Wishes and left thoughtful comments. You guys are the best.

Kai Prize Pack

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Nox Prize Pack

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Details: This giveaway ends on Friday, February 5, 2016 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 of the contest’s end. If the winner(s) do not contact me by e-mail (hello [at] spencerhoshino [dot] com) within 48-hours with their mailing address, (a) new winner(s) will be selected. If you’ve won a previous giveaway you still qualify to enter current and future giveaways.

Oh, one last thing, if you can’t decide who you’d rather receive a gift from, Kai or Nox, feel free to enter both giveaways! Just be aware, if you win one it negates your chance to win the other. There will be two DIFFERENT winners total.

(Closed) Thankful Giveaway

Congratulations to the winner of the giveaway: Nikki!

I have contacted you by e-mail to arrange collection of the prizes. Remember, you will have 48-hours to reply before a new winner is picked.

Looking forward to hearing back from you! 🙂


Hello, everyone! I’m so grateful to everyone who has taken the time to read, review, and rate Paper Wishes on Swoon Reads that I wanted to do a giveaway. 😀 Entering is easy – just use the rafflecopter widget below to comment on any blog entry I’ve posted or tweet about the giveaway. (Super duper easy, right?)

The prizes are as follows:

  • Jar filled with 143 lucky stars (143 because I LOVE YOU GUYS!)
  • “Stardust” necklace
  • and “Velvet” by Temple West

I am not affiliated with Temple West or Swoon Reads… I just really enjoyed Velvet, and purchased multiple copies. 😉 #FanGirlProblems


The giveaway starts on 8-13-2015 at 12AM HST and ends on 9-13-2015 at 12AM HST. Entries are limited to residents of the United States. If the selected winner resides outside of the US, a new winner will be chosen. Winners will have 48-hours to contact me with their shipping address.

Questions regarding the giveaway? E-mail me!Paper Wishes Giveaway

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