Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Grand Opening!!

The Book Roast team is open for business!

Grab a brew.
Cruise around.
Have some fun!

Anyone who announces the opening of Book Roast on his/her blog will be eligible for fun prizes --gifts from Dubai, gift certificates from Amazon, a nicely salted copy of "Lottery," miscellaneous items from the back of our kitchen cabinets (we spare no expense!).

Leave a comment to this post to let us know you'll be posting an announcement. Now until midnight Saturday, Eastern U.S. time. Five random winners will be chosen on Sunday.

96 comments:

Aimless Writer said...

WhooHooo! YoU'Ve bEEn LiNkeD bY tHe AiMLesSwRiteR.

laughingwolf said...

displayed now... and linked since you first mentioned it, chris

grats, and thank you!

ChrisEldin said...

Thanks to the first two contestants!
:-)

Leatherdykeuk said...

Displayed now on http://whenthedogsbite.blogspot.com/2008/06/ooh-new-book-review-blog.html

ChrisEldin said...

Thanks LeatherD.!

And also adding Shtephen's name to the fray....

Sam said...

I'm putting a link in my blog and I'll post an announcement as well. Great idea! Thank you!

Mary Witzl said...

I'll try to add a link in my blog too, Chris, though I'll have you know that you're taxing my technical skill to the max.

This is a great idea, and you crack me up. Just as I clicked on your blog the sun came out (honest -- it happened!) and Disneyesque birds even began twittering in the treetops.

Erica Orloff said...

Linked ya!
E

Bernita said...

~am excited!!~

spyscribbler said...

Three of my favorite authors! Awesome!

jason evans said...

Stacking up the charcoal...

Pouring on the lighter fluid...

Whistling a little tune...

Can't wait to get going!!

Charles Gramlich said...

Cool. I still have one more post in my Cross Plains journey series to post and then I'll put up information on my blog about Book roast. Great idea. I've linked it to my google reader so I can keep up with every post.

Thank you for doing so much to promote writers' work in a fun way.

pjd said...

Duh, did someone say prizes? I've linked to you and also summarized some of my comments from a recent NB diablog which explain why I think Book Roast is such an exciting thing.

ChrisEldin said...

Jason's burnt the first set of burgers. That's one of the dangers of hauling a grill over to the office.

conley730 said...

I'm putting the announcement on my blog too. Great idea!

Stephen Parrish said...

Thanks for entering my name, but I never win. Ever.

Now you're thinking: I'll cheat and intentionally draw Steve's name so he can finally win something.

But---if my name is drawn, I'll know you cheated. Therefore, even if you draw my name by chance, you have to pretend you didn't.

Once again I lose. Sigh.

Kelley said...

you've been linked. fantastic idea.

Precie said...

Announced on my meager blog and linked in my sidebar under Don't Miss!

ORION said...

I linked you and made an announcement on my blog...it's the least I can do as a Canadian to support my American colleagues...

iamnasra said...

Wow ..would like to join as an Author from Sultanate of Oman ..My book is on Amazon..Would love to gift copies from my book how I go about it

ChrisEldin said...

Orion is Canadian?!
I thought she was Norwegian. Not that it means all that much....
;-)

thanks everybody for stopping by and helping to announce this!!! I do promise the gifts will be nice. And now that Stephen's name has already been selected, there are four more spots left.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I added you to my Win a Book listings, so there's no need to enter me for a prize. I'm eager to see what you guys serve up!

Melsy626 said...

Blogged about you!!! :)

This is going to be great!! :)

http://melsysplace.blogspot.com/2008/06/new-blog.html

fairyhedgehog said...

My post will appear tomorrow morning on http://fairyhedgehog.blogspot.com/

It will be easy to find because I've imaginatively entitled it "Book Roast".

cindy said...

congrats and well done!! i've given you some linky love over on my blog. woooOOooOOooOO! =D can't wait for the festivities to begin! bring it!

Danette Haworth said...

I'm in!

Stephen Parrish said...

And now that Stephen's name has already been selected, there are four more spots left.

Don't tease me. I hate it when chicks tease me. It gets me all confused.

Robin S. said...

Linkin' now, sweetie!

McKoala said...

Linking up!

Ello said...

Hey I'm late but I'm in. Or am I too late? You know the stupids have not quite left me yet!

Karen Harrington said...

Wonderful. I'll help spread the word, too.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Linked up and running. Will have to come up with an announcement. Thanks for all you do for us writers. I hope you reap at least as much as you sow.

Chumplet said...

Oops, gotta git crackin'!

Chumplet said...

Okay, I linky linked. It was a hellish day at work and I totally forgot about the launch until now! Whew.

Laura K said...

I don't have a blog but I have mentioned you to several friends. Congrats on your new site!

LadyVampire2u said...

I posted about you on my blog: http://ladyvampire2u.blogspot.com/ Congrats on your grand opening!

Bunny B said...

Blogged you HERE

Woohoo!! Congrats on your opening!
Hope I win some Amazon goodies :)
Thanks!

bunnybox9 at gmail . com

SzélsőFa said...

I've linked this site to mine in a post I have just written.

Vesper said...

Dear Roast Master, this a hot idea! Do you have a pic I could use to put a permanent link on the side of my blog? :-)

Julie Weathers said...

Oh, dear. Now I have to figure out how to do links.

This looks like a lot of fun.

Julie Weathers said...

All right, I posted about this and also added it to my friends list in the sidebar.

Good idea and it looks like much fun is to be had by all.

Ric said...

okay, I'm in. Anything to push Bernita into the spotlight.

ChrisEldin said...

Wow! 42 people and counting!
But who is collecting the cover charge? BT?
I thought I saw him passed out by the mustard.
;-)

We need Miss Savanahh to keep everyone in line.....

Phoenix said...

Hi Vesper:

Scroll way down and look at the bottom of the left sidebar. We have an image you're welcome and encouraged to swipe. Most blog hosts let you then add a link on the image itself.

Thanks to all of you for linking!!!

Bree said...

Very interesting. I've blogged about ya. Good luck with the new site.

jason evans said...

If anyone would like a graphic link, you can use this code: < a href="http://bookroast.blogspot.com">< img src="http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc98/jevanswriter/bookroast_badge3.jpg" border="0" alt="Visit Book Roast!" >< /a >

Just remove the spaces by the "<" and ">" marks!

Paula said...

I've posted an announcement and link on my blog. Thanks for a fun site!

Merry Monteleone said...

Okie Dokie artichokie... I put up a post and linked you in my blogroll... though judging by the comment trail, most of my regular readers have already been here :-)

Can't wait until the games begin.

Sarah Hina said...

Announced and linked!

Such a great idea...

:)

ChrisEldin said...

Thanks for all the linky love!

lainey bancroft said...

"Sorry, we cannot accept the following:
*Self-pubbed books
*Pornography, unless it's a Johnny Depp biography
*How-to manuals on blowing up bunnies"

Sigh. I assume this means my self-pubbed, partially pornographic novel of my relationship with my blow up Johnny Depp is out of the running? No bunnies were harmed.

Cool site. I'll give ya a shout-out on the blogie tom!

Shona Snowden said...

Well, if the bunnies survived...

Anne Carrole said...

Okay, we're now officially linked!
www.annecarrole.blogspot.com

Shona Snowden said...

I've just spotted it up on the Crapometer (http://www.crapometer.blogspot.com/) so this is an entry for the lovely Elektra.

ChrisEldin said...

Lainey,
If we're drunk enough, we'll take anything.
What's the title of your book?

Jaye Wells said...

Consider yourself linked.

Miss Savannah Spitfire said...

Well, well, I'm looking forward to visting with your authors and your friends, my darlin'.

jjdebenedictis said...

I've overcooked my salmon and it's all rubbery and nasty now. But you say you have juicy writers to nosh upon instead? OM NOM NOM NOM NOM

Consider yourself linked.

sylvia said...

What a great idea! I can't wait to see more

Andrea Jackson said...

I left a message about the opening on my blog
"Proud to be a Paperback Diva"
Looking forward to reading the authors here!

ChrisEldin said...

Thanks everybody!!!
If you link us, be sure to leave a comment here so your name can go into the hat for the random drawings on Sunday.

Andrea, your link isn't working...hope you stop back and fix it so we can find you!!

:-)

Brian Jay Jones said...

....aaaaand consider yourself teased, promoed and pimped over on my site as well.

Have fun, everyone! See ya next week!

Demon Hunter said...

Hey, I've been lazy and busy. I'm posting about this blog right now and adding it to my sidebar. :*) Great stuff, Chris.

JES said...

Chris - I'm in. Great idea!

Shanna Swendson said...

I gave you a shout-out today. Cross posted at my Blogger blog, my Live Journal (http://shanna-s.livejournal.com/) and at MySpace (http://myspace.com/shanna_swendson).

Same content all three locations.

Tara Ryan said...

Annoucement complete.
www.savechicklit.blogspot.com

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Posted about this at J. Kaye's Book Blog. The link is http://j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com/2008/06/book-roast.html

Jennifer L. Griffith said...

You've just been promoted on my blog today. This is exciting. Thanks for taking this on.

christa said...

Posting an announcement and you're linked to my blog:
FICTIONARY
www.cballan.wordpress.com

Colorado Writer said...

I linked you...Great site!!!

Lyn said...

Just off to post an announcement in my blog and add a link.

Lyn

Phoenix said...

I've been having so much fun visiting all your blogs and web sites. Links and pics and lovely words -- you all are awesome! Can't wait to get started!

Maria Zannini said...

The announcement will be up first thing Saturday morning. 12:01 to be exact, CST.

Great job at promotion.

Julie said...

I made an annoucement/link on my blog. This sounds like so muchfun, I'll be there!
Julie
http://bookroast.blogspot.com/

Disaster Girl said...

Announced! (Well, I haven't much of an audience to announce to, but nonetheless!

sylvia said...

Well, I posted it on twitter, which is where I actually have subscribers :) Also, it means it's a searchable reference to it'll get your search rankings up.
http://twitter.com/akaSylvia/ is me and
http://twitter.com/akaSylvia/statuses/840191082 is the reference but it's not really the same, I know. ;)

Just wanted to help spread the word. :)

Nicola Marsh said...

Can't wait for this to start!

Linked at my blog: http://www.nicolamarsh.blogspot.com

Let the roasting begin :)

Conduit said...

I'm late (as usual) but I'm just off to post and link. Congratulations to all involved in this project.

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Cool! I'll be checking back on the 23rd!

Mary Witzl said...

Yay, I'll be the 80th poster if I hurry up and get this written!

I've just written about Book Roast in my latest post "Oh No I'm Not."

Finally!

Mary Witzl said...

And I've added you to my side bar!

Let me tell you, that has EXHAUSTED my technical expertise. I may try posting a photo or graphic image next -- WITHOUT my kids' help!

Elizabeth said...

This sounds like a lot of fun. I've linked to you in a post, and added you to my blogroll.

NeedMoreShelves

Mrs S | Blue Archipelago said...

This sounds like a really interesting concept - I just blogged about it and will see you on Monday!
http://www.clareswindlehurst.com/bookreviews/2008/06/21/aside-book-roast-is-open-for-business/

Lisa said...

Consider yourself linked!

Lisa

Therese Walsh said...

The site looks great, Chris. Looking forward to the roast!

ChrisEldin said...

Wow! I'm seeing a lot of faces and names from times gone by!
This is very cool!!!

Mary, You can rest now.
;-)

Vickie said...

Suh-WEET! You are linked via IYamVixenBooks:

http://iyamvixenbooks.blogspot.com/2008/06/book-roast-blog-craniums-up.html

J.K. Coi said...

Happy to have linked you to my blog (http://www.jkcoi.blogspot.com) and I can't wait to light up that charcoal!

windycindy said...

What a fantastic site! I like your concept. Please enter me in your current book drawing contest. I appreciate it! Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Travis Erwin said...

Posting a link today.

Lenore said...

Congrats on the grand opening - this looks like lots of fun and I'll be back to check it out.

Barbara Martin said...

I have linked you in my sidebar under "NOT TO BE MISSED".

This sounds like a wonderful way to enjoy other writers' books.

ChrisEldin said...

I'm going to need a bigger hat.

(This is a good thing!!)

Thanks for all the support!!!
:-)

Anonymous said...

It's like a peculiar form of matrimony — but we love it.

Andrea

AC Gaughen said...

Linking to it now!

X AC
blog.finalword.org

ChrisEldin said...

Contest is closed.

Will be annnouncing winners and prizes shortly.....

Thanks for playing and helping our promotion!!!
:-)