Summer Giveaway Hop and Blogoversary

Renee Ann Smith —  July 31, 2012

UPDATE: This Giveaway is closed. A winner will be emailed soon!

I’m glad you stopped by because I’m beginning the month-long celebration of my TWO YEAR BLOGOVERSARY by sharing a Giveaway Blog Hop!

All week long you can hop around from blog to blog and scoop up some great book-related prizes without leaving the comfort of your own home. This exciting event was organized by Inspired Kathy of the I Am A Reader, Not A Writer Blog.

Do you remember how it works? You can enter my giveaway and then hop to any blog on the linky list (at the end of this post) to see what they’re offering. Who knows what wonderful prizes are out there. The hop will run from Tuesday night, July 31st, to Tuesday, August 7th, at 11:59 pm.

***One of the reasons I’m celebrating is because two years ago today (July 31st), I began Doorkeeper . . .

And since that time, blogging has opened many doors for me. One of the best benefits has been connecting with all of you! I have learned much from your inspiring stories, book talk, and kind encouragement. Thank you for reading and commenting on my posts, joining in the giveaway fun, and just stopping in to say hello. I appreciate all of you more than I can say!

Now let’s get on with the GIVEAWAY: The Doorkeeper prize is one $10 Amazon Email Gift Card. You can spend it right away or save it for one of the upcoming book releases in your favorite genre!

NOTE: If your name is not chosen for this giveaway, don’t be discouraged. To celebrate my Blogoversary, I’ll be hosting giveaways on and off all month long!!! So you just need to keep coming back!

Steps to enter: 1. For your mandatory entry, leave a comment on this post. 2. In that one comment, you can list any bonus entries you’ve completed. You don’t need to leave separate comments. (Since I do have to moderate some comments—especially if you’re new to the blog—don’t worry if your your comment doesn’t show up right away.)

**Also, I believe you have to enter your email address in order to comment. Though you can’t see your email address here, I can view it from my blog dashboard. So don’t feel you need to write your email address again in your comment.

Bonus Entries:

Now are you ready to hop somewhere else? Remember—these blogs aren’t necessarily inspirational but are family friendly. And all prizes are book related.

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

220 responses to Summer Giveaway Hop and Blogoversary

  1. Happy Blogoversary!
    Great giveaway.

  2. Happy blogoversary!! Thank you for this fabulous giveaway! 🙂 I’m hoping to win. 😀

    +1 Follow via Facebook
    +1 Follow via email

  3. Paula Osborne July 31, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Well congrats on the 2 yr mark…love to visit the Doorkeeper.
    thanks for the giveaway and the bloghops-so neat enjoy doing these.
    Paula O(kyflo130 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

    I have already liked your FB site and will share this post on my page too..

  4. Happy Blogoversary. I already follow on Facebook and the newsletter.

  5. Happy Blogaversary!! How exciting! 🙂 I know I love your blog and appreciate you having it.
    I am a FB follower and I subscribe to your email. Thanks!!


  6. Happy Blogoversary! I follow your blog on Facebook and by e-mail subscription.
    Thanks for all the work you do to make it an interesting blog to follow and for giving away an Amazon gift card.
    Blessings to you!

  7. Thanks for the giveaway, Renee!

    I follow on Facebook and subscribe to your newsletter.


  8. I’ve completed the extra entries:

    I follow you on FB: Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez
    And I subscribe to your email newsletter.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Happy Blogoversary!

  10. Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. thanks for the giveaway – also follow you on fb – Denise G

    ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

  12. Happy Blogoversary!

    Thank you so much:)

    I’m a facebook follower Christina Rita Condomaros

    And I subscribe to your newsletter ccfioriole at gmail dot com

    3 entries:)

  13. Facebook Tobi (maiden name) Helton
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    <3 Tobi
    tobihelton at gmail dot com

  14. I can’t believe it’s been 2 years that I’ve been enjoying your blogs on here for that long already! 🙂 I hope you’re doing great!

  15. thanks for the chance to win.

    email subscriber too.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  16. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for having this wonderful giveaway.
    Follow on Facebook as Anita Yancey
    Email Subscriber

  17. Happy blogaversary! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

    I left a hug on your facebook page
    I am a subscriber too xo

  18. Hi Renee! Appreciate your giveaway and signed up for your newsletter…thanks so much!
    Beth C

  19. Woo-hoo on TWO YEARS!! Congratulations. 😀

  20. I have liked your Facebook page.

    And I went to sign up for your newsletter and it informed me my email was already in your account. Woot!

    Thanks for the extra entries. 🙂

  21. Thanks for the giveaway! Liked on Facebook and subscribed to newsletter as well 🙂

  22. Please enter me! 🙂

  23. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  24. Thanks for the giveaway. And Happy Anniversary! You have a great blog.

  25. Happy Blogversary!

    I do follow via Twitter-kindlemom1

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. nurmawati djuhawan August 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    congratulation !!!
    and thx u for the giveaway 🙂

    i foolowed by:
    FB : nurmawati djuhawan
    email : chikojubilee at gmail dot com

  27. Thanks so much for participating — I shared your giveaway on twitter and facebook!
    Your cohost!

  28. Happy Blogoversary!

  29. I’ve liked your FB page. I’m also a new Networked Blogs follower from the blog hop.

  30. Congratulation on your two year blog anniversary. I have enjoyed following your blog.
    The give away sounds like a fun one and I will check out some of the other ones.

    I liked your facebook page and was signed up for your newsletter
    Blessings to you!

  31. Kristia Miltiadou August 1, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Happy Blogoversary! 🙂

    +1: I follow your Facebook page
    +1: I signed up for the monthly newsletter

  32. Thanks for your congrats and for joining in the fun, everyone!

  33. Donna/BLHmistress August 1, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Happy Blogoversary!!

    Liked FB- Dawna Newman
    signed up for newsletter (same as email at top of comment)

  34. Happy Blogoversary!

  35. Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Happy Blogoversary and ty for the chance.

  37. Happy Blogoversary! What a great site!
    Facebook – Sue Sattler

  38. Thanks for the great giveaway! Newsletter subscriber.

  39. thanks for the giveaway and participating in the giveaway hop.
    also new email subscriber

  40. A BIG congrats on two years of blogging. That’s awesome! 😀 Totally count me in for that giveaway–I have a few books in mind I could use that on! 😉

    I follow your facebook page (+1)
    I subscribe for your emails, though with my other email addy, legacy1992 (+1)

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  41. Thank you@
    FB like as Allie Liang
    iheartmemorethanyou at yahoo dot com

  42. Happy Blogoversary!! Thank you for the giveaway. I follow your blog via Facebook. 🙂

  43. Congrats on the blogoversary.
    Follow by email kassandralopez32 [at] yahoo [dot] com
    Twitter Follower: mhs002

  44. Rebecca Hipworth August 2, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Thank you. 🙂

    Facebook: Katie Robertson
    Newsletter: hipworth001j(at)suttonlea(dot)org

  45. Happy blogoversary!!! May you have many many more! 🙂

    Facebook follower: Bookie Bee
    Subscribed to your emails too! 🙂

  46. Happy blogoversary!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Facebook follower: Christine Lueschow
    Subscribed to newsletter as well

  47. Happy Blogoversary!!!!
    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  48. Hello and thank you :3
    I subscribed – fetachan [at] gmail [dot] com

    So, you already have my email 😀 Have a nice day!

  49. Happy Blogoversary! 😀
    +1 Facebook follower: Alexis Steven’

  50. Thank you 😀

    Subbie: catchingashootingstar[at]hotmail[dot]ca
    Facebook: Ashley Chen

  51. colleen boudreau August 2, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Thank you! 🙂

    +1: I follow your Facebook page (Colleen Boudreau)
    +1: I signed up for your monthly newsletter.

  52. Thank you and Happy Blogiversary!
    Erika W.
    saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

  53. Happy anniversary. Great giveaway. Thanks.

    nanze55 at hotmail dot com

  54. YAY !! Dance party!!!

  55. Cordelia Fitzgerald August 2, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Happy Blogoversary!
    FB – Cordelia F.

  56. Thank you for your nice giveaway. Love winning a gift certificate although it’s hard choosing just which book to get on my LONG “wish” list. 🙂 I’ve never met a book I didn’t like (well almost never….wink). I liked your Facebook page and subscribed to your monthly newsletter. I also follow your blog on Networked Blogs. Hope you are having a great summer filled with lots of good books. 🙂 Thanks again.

  57. Thanks for the great giveaway,

  58. Allison Greene August 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    +1: I follow you on facebook

  59. Happy Blogoversary! That’s wonderful to reach a milestone.

    And thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

    FB: Sally Michele Shaw

  60. Thanks for the giveaway.

  61. Thank you for the giveaway! I’m a newsletter follower and liked you on FB 🙂

  62. Happy Blogoversary!! Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway and your generosity!
    Facebook Follower: Christina Torres-Salas

  63. Thanks for the giveaway!
    FB:Mihaela Druga

  64. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I follow on fb-mamabunny shelor

  65. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Liked on FB: Stella Chen


  66. Happy blogoversary!!! And thanks for the giveaway.
    I follow on fb as Botezatu Paula

  67. Happy blogoversary, and thanks for the great giveaway!

  68. Happy Blogoversary!! Thanks for the giveaway.
    +1 – FB – Sena

  69. I follow you on Facebook
    Michele Lawrence

  70. Happy blogovarsary!

  71. Happy Blogaversary!!
    Following via FB and Network Blogs as Heather Baker Schrock

  72. Happy Blogoversy!!

  73. Following via FB and Networked Blogs as Gabbie Johnson

  74. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Liked your Facebook page and signed up for the newsletter!

  75. Happy Blogoversary!

    Fan on FB – Natasha Areena

  76. Enjoy these hops – awesome!!

  77. Happy Blogoversary!

  78. Thanks for the chance to win!

  79. Congratulations on your blog anniversary 🙂

    – Liked your FB Page – Anastasia Falling

  80. happy anniversary.

  81. Happy anniversary and thanks for the chance to win

    Bonus entries:

    +1: I follow on Facebook
    +1:I signed up for your monthly newsletter

  82. Happy Blogiversary.

  83. Thank you for the chance.
    I signed up for your newsletter.

  84. I’d totally love to win! I signed up for you newsletter with vanillaglitter(at)gmail(dot)com and

  85. Thanks for the contest!

  86. What a great milestone. Congratulations.
    SO many things that I know I would love to get with the card.

  87. Congrats on your milestone.

  88. wow, new to this…

  89. This is great. Thanks for the chance.
    I liked you on FB and subscribed by e-mail.

  90. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  91. Thanks for the giveaway!

  92. Katharine Davis August 4, 2012 at 11:46 am

    thanks for the chance to win – love Amazon

  93. Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  94. follow you via email. thx

  95. I Follow by FB, Twitter & Email.

    Thank you for being part of the hop & Happy Blogoversary!! 🙂

    Terri M

  96. Happy blogoversry.

    I have liked your Facebook page and subscribed to your email.

  97. I liked you on fb & I followed you on pinterest!!

    Pinterest name: durrito

    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY congrats to all you successes

  98. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.
    I liked you on Facebook…Tl Moyer

  99. Thanks for the chance to win!

  100. Happy blogoversary and thanks so much for being a part of the hop!

  101. Thank you – love Amazon!
    Like you on Facebook – Barbara Montag

  102. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Like on FB – Maya TheBee
    Subscrubed via email

  103. Amazon is Awesome!

  104. Happy Blogoversery !
    Thanks for the give away !
    I hope I win !

  105. Happy Blogoversary!
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    – FB follower: Ileana Alvarado
    – Email suscriber!

  106. Happy Blogoversery!

    I also liked you on Facebook and signed yo fir the newsletter under my yahoo email with the same username.

  107. Happy 2nd Blogoversary!

  108. Happy Blogoversary and thank you for this fun giveaway!!
    I “like” you on Facebook. FB name Jan Peoples

  109. I love shopping on Amazon. Thanks!

  110. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I subscribe by email.
    I like you on facebook.

  111. Awesome giveaway! I liked you on FB 🙂

  112. Thank you for the giveaway

  113. Thanks for being on the hop!! So many blogs…So little time!
    FB: Mel Bourn
    Email: bournmelissa at hotmail dot com


  114. thanks for the giveaway

  115. stephanie gregory August 4, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you for the chance. I followed on fb!

  116. Thank you for the great giveaway

  117. Helen Stockwell August 4, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity. I am a facebook follower also.

  118. thank you for the giveaway! I follow on facebook!

  119. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I follow you on twitter @smilekisses

  120. happy anniversary and thanks for the giveaway!

  121. Congratulations on your anniversary. Like you on Facebook Rosanne Morrison. Signed up for your newsletter.

  122. Heather Jackson August 5, 2012 at 1:00 am

    I enjoyed some of your blogs. I have been working with children and promoting early literacy for about 6 years now. I have a state certified daycare. I come in contact with many children from diverse homes and believe that reading is the key to their futures. If you can read you can learn anything. Even if the you do not have financial means you can travel and educate yourself through books. Preschool aged children can develop a love of books early and continue on to do great things with their lives! Thanks for writing and inspiring!
    I will be looking forward to further posts and emails!

  123. Thanks for the giveaway!

  124. Danielle Bateman August 5, 2012 at 6:55 am

    I have liked your Facebook page.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!


  126. CONGRATS!

  127. Congratulations on the anniversary and thank you for the giveaway 🙂

    I like your fbook page as Maija Steinbrika
    and my email- maijasteinbrikaAT

  128. Happy Blogoversary!!!

  129. Congrats on a great two years, wishing you many happy more!

  130. Thanks so much for this chance!!!
    Follow you in facebook: Lis Carcamo

  131. Aimee Fontenot August 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway, and congrats on your milestone.

    I completed the 2 bonus entries as well. I subscribe with the same email as signed in with & FB username (aimeefontenot39)

  132. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I subscribed through email – today.

  133. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I follow on FB as Nikki O
    Newsletter too as the above email addy!

  134. Thanks for the giveaway

  135. Congrats on your anniversary. Liked you on FB (Pat Harmon Babcock)

  136. Thanks for partcipating in this hop!

    +1: Facebook-Lisa Ann Richards
    +1: Signed up for monthly newsletter

  137. Thanks for participating.

    Fb as Cathy macdonald
    signed up for newsletter

  138. Happy Blogoversary!
    +1 Facebook: TemaraSheppard On Wattpad
    +1 Monthly Newsletter
    Twitter: @temarasheppard

  139. Tracy Awalt Juliano August 5, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Happy Blogoversary to you!! Thanks so much for the very generous giveaway. It’s appreciated 🙂
    FB follower: Tracy Awalt Juliano
    Subscriber email (different than comment email): tjuliano1975 at gmail dot com

  140. Happy Blogoversary. Great giveaway.

  141. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I am following on FB as Chelsea Nichole Daigle.

  142. Thanks for the giveaway!

    markella.whetzel At
    FB: markella Whetzel

  143. Thank you for the great giveaway.

  144. Thanks for the chance to win

  145. Happy Blogoversary & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    +1 subscribed to newsletter
    +1 Facebook: Elizabeth Kotkiewicz Hyatt

  146. hi im desree reilly if it did nto take can you accept me pleae
    thank you for hte h op and the books and gf card theya re giving way

  147. Congrats on a great two years, and thanks for the chance to enter!

    I like you on facebook (Geoff K), and I subscribe to your newsletter as well.

  148. Happy blogoversary!!
    I have followed your FB, and here is my email: joviemaria[at]yahoo[dot]com

  149. Congrats on celebrating two years!
    +1 for FB as Kt Amanda


  150. Thanks for the chance 🙂

    Like on fb as Becca OKaneko

  151. I follow on FB and subscribe to your email (on my second account

  152. Happy 2nd blogoversary and thank you so much for this giveaway!
    I liked your FB page. 🙂

  153. Happy blogoversary!

  154. micheal dale grim August 6, 2012 at 8:54 am

    i am a facebook follower,and i would like to thank you for a great contest!!!

  155. Congrats! Please enter me!

  156. I followed you on facebook and entered for your newsletter

  157. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Gale Nelson
    Facebook Gale Adkins nelson
    email subscriber pgan427 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  158. Happy blogoversary and thanks for the giveaway!
    +1 FB follower: Lexie May Hogan
    +1 Signed up for newsletter: lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  159. Thanks for the great giveaway

  160. Angela Neynaber August 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  161. Thank you for the chance to win! Life wouldn’t be the same without books.

  162. Thanks for having this giveaway! I also liked you on facebook!

  163. Happy Blogiversary.

    I follow your Facebook page
    I Signed up for your monthly newsletter.

  164. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Blogoversary! 🙂

  165. Thanks for the giveaway!

  166. Rebecca Peters August 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Thanks for the chance!

  167. Count me in thanks!

  168. David Hollingsworth August 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  169. Happy 2 Year Blogoversary!

  170. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  171. Happy Blogoversary and Thanks for the Giveaway!

    I am following via Facebook as Kim Reid and
    also subscribed to your newsletter 🙂

  172. Happy blogoversary!!
    Extra entries: FB – Emily Rencich, Newsletter – same email I commented with

  173. Jacob LaFountaine August 6, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Amazon is still my favorite even with little screwups

  174. Thanks for the giveaway
    Like you on FB Susan Smith

  175. Thanks for the giveaway! Signed up for newsletter using same email as with this comment. Following on FB as hea col.

  176. I would love to win this, thanks for the chance!

    Hotsnotty2 [at] hotmail [dot] com

  177. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY !!!! Congratulations on this milestone and know that hungry readers like me appreciate your hard work and effort. Blogs that share about books and authors and all the fun things in this awesome literary world make me smile 🙂 Thank you for sharing your joy with this awesome giveaway opportunity.
    Facebook and email subscriber

  178. Happy Blogoversary

    annabellainla @ gmail dot com

  179. Thanks for the great giveaway! I am a facebook follower as Christine Hellewell Jensen

  180. Hello 😀

    I followed on Facebook under Teresa Bonita
    and also email subscriber!

  181. Thanks for the contest! Janna JOhnson janna@feedyourpig on GFC

  182. Congrats! And thanks!

  183. I hope I win!

  184. Thank you for having this giveaway. I follow you on FB as Carolyn Daley

  185. Thanks for the giveaway
    liked fb Richard Hicks

    subscribe via email using ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  186. Greetings! I’m brand new, just signed up for your newsletter and following you on facebook.

  187. thank you and happy anniversary

  188. Melanie Montgomery August 7, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I hope I win, a nd happy Blogversary.

  189. Thank you for taking part in the hop and for the awesome giveaway!

    Facebook follower Tiffany Drew

  190. Happy Blogiversary!
    Following on FB

  191. I follow you on FaceBook as Kathy Ann and I’ve subscribed to your newsletter.
    I hope you’re having a great Tuesday! ~Katharina

  192. Thank you! Gotta LOVE Amazon!! (:

  193. Stephanie Adkins August 7, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Please enter me. I would love to win!

  194. Thanks for the chance to win

    *Signed up for your newsletter –

  195. Happy blogoversery. Thx for giveaway.
    I follow on FB Lona Stringer and newsletter

  196. Thanks for the chance.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com
    Denise S.

  197. thanks for the chance to win!

  198. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Bonus: I like you on facebook

  199. i love your blog and i am an email subscriber

  200. Christy Weller August 7, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win

    cweller75 [at] gmail [dot] com

  201. Follow via GFC, and like on FB

  202. Count me in, please!

  203. Keep up the great work on the blog!

  204. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

    I follow you on FB via Amy Zak.

  205. Christy Maurer August 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! I am a facebook follower and I subscribe by email 🙂

  206. Happy Blogoversary! I follow on fb.

  207. thanks for the giveaway, I’m subscribed

  208. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway.
    FB Marlene Breakfield
    newsletter subscriber

  209. Happy Blogaversary!!
    FB- Kelly C Reci
    Newsletter subscriber..

  210. Thank you !

    happyskunky at yahoo dot com

  211. Thanks for the giveaway!

  212. Happy Blogoversary!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    BookcaseLaura @ gmail (dot) com

    +1 signed up for monthly newsletter (using above email addy)

  213. latisha depoortere August 7, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    Facebook-latisha D
    Newsletter subscriber too

  214. Thanks for the giveaway!

  215. Thanks for the giveaway!

  216. Thanks for the giveaway!

    +1: Follow you on Facebook (Darlene’s Book Nook)
    +1: Signed up for your monthly newsletter

  217. thanks for the giveaway i like the facebook page!

  218. Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in 🙂

  219. I liked the Facebook page and signed up for the newsletter. Now show me the money!!! Just kiddin’

  220. Let me win! thanks!