Sep 19, 2012

Celebrating One Year!!!


You're probably sitting there, confused. Yes, Step Into Fiction hasn't been around for a year but before we moved to Blogger we were Fictional Distraction and we started there on September 19, 2011. So us, as a group, have been blogging for one year and we want to celebrate with you. We hope you'll join us!



Fictional Distraction started out with just Sana and myself. It was supposed to be with another friend of ours but she was too busy with her job and so we decided to move on and start the blog anyway. (We left it open to where if she ever wants to review with us, she's more than welcome) Not too long after that I met Saleana through twitter thanks to an amazing character named Robin "Puck" Goodfellow. We have Julie Kagawa to thank for that ;) From there, we became friends and I brought her on board. My friend Ashley, who I've known for a few years thanks to a little book series/movie franchise called Twilight (we both ran fansites for members of the wolfpack, I ran Kiowa Gordon Online (Embry Call) and she ran Chaske Spencer Online (Sam Uley)). She was reviewing with another girl but things didn't work out and I told her she could join us. It's been the four of us for a very long time. Ashley reviews a lot of indie/self published books and I just review a lot of books; in general. I read too much and it's just such a joy for me. Recently, I brought my friend Krystol on board all the way from New Zealand (I met her through Twilight websites, as well...she ran a wolfpack site too lol). I have to say, I am completely happy and excited to have such great friends blogging along side me.

I've met so many amazing authors over the past year since I actively attend author signings and events but also through twitter, which is the greatest piece of social media, I think. I've met some fantastic book bloggers through our site as well and also from author events, BEA, etc. This book blogging world is one I am very happy to be a part of and one I don't plan on leaving for a very long.

To help celebrate our one year, we want to give things away because, let's face it, we love giving things away!

Our grand prize, which is open internationally, is one $50 Amazon Gift Card. Amazing, right? BUT that's not all. We are also giving away the following:

ARC of Prodigy by Marie Lu (US Only)
ARC of Beta by Rachel Cohn, ARC of The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen & ARC of Origin by Jessica Khoury (US Only)
Signed Across the Universe (paperback) by Beth Revis (INT)
Signed Divergent (hardcover) by Veronic Roth + temporary tattoos (INT)
Signed The Raven Boys (hardcover) by Maggie Stiefvater (INT)
Signed Incarnate (hardcover) by Jodi Meadows (INT)

All giveaways will also come with a few pieces of random swag! We have bookmarks (signed & unsigned), magnets, stickers, etc!

We hope you'll help spread the word about this amazing contest and we hope you'll enter (come back every day to tweet a message for more chances to win!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

78 comments:

  1. Awesome giveaway! And congrats! :D

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  2. Happy Blogoversary! It is so great you have been able to meet amazing people to run your blog with. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  3. Congrats on your one year blogoversary!

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  4. Happy blogoversary!!! Thanks for the amazing giveaway :)
    ~Lesley D @ Lesley's Reading Heaven

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  5. Thankyou for the awesome giveaway!! :D

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  6. Congrats! i hope it will be the start of many more years

    thank you a lot for the giveaway too ( many part open to international! you are the best!)

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  7. Congratulations on your bloggoversary, and thank you for the fantastic giveaway!

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  8. Congratulations on your first blogversary!

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  9. Happy Blogoversary and thank you for this fantastic giveaway! :D

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  10. happy one year blogoversary....
    keep success for u !!!
    thx for the awesome giveaway :)

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  11. happy one year blogoversary^^
    and thanks for amazing giveaway^^

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  12. Happy blogoversary!! :)
    Thank you for the INT giveaway.

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  13. Happy blogoversary and thanks for the amazing giveaway! :)

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  14. Happy Blogoversary! Congratulations! :D

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  15. Happy 1 year blogoversary! Such an epic milestone!! I hope the coming year is even better than the last!

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  16. Wow! What an amazing giveaway! Happy One Year and thank you for the chance to win!

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  17. Happy blogoversary & thanks for the chance to win! I would love to get my hands on Prodigy :)

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  18. happy blogoversary and thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Happy Blogoversary! :) thanks for the giveaway Fingers Crossed!!

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  20. WooHoo! Happy Blogoversary! Wishing you many, many more!

    Thanks so much!

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  21. Congratulations on one year of blogging. Just discovered your blog and I "like" what I see. Keep up the good work. Thank you too for the very generous blogversary giveaway. :) It's the perfect time of year to win a good new book. Love fall and heading outside to sit on the front porch and "escape." :)

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  22. Congrats! :D Happy Blogoversary! :D

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  23. Happy Blogoversary!!!

    -JennyC

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  24. Such a great giveaway! Congrats on one year!!

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  25. THIS IS THE BEST GIVEAWAY EVER! Thank you so much for doing it, and happy anniversary!

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  26. Could you tell me, where do you get the Divergent tattoos? I have looked everywhere for them, and can't find them...

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    1. Sana actually got some when she went to the SDCC back in July, I believe?

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  27. Ahoy! Happy blogoversary and Talk Like a Pirate Day!!!! Thanks for this fantastic giveaway!

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  28. I love hearing how people get started blogging and so I appreciate you posting your story and all the additions over the last year. Congrats on reaching another miles stone and wishing you well for the year to come.

    Thanks for including us in the celebration with your abso-fab giveaway opportunity.

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  29. Congrats and Happy Anni to you :) This blog is awesome

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  30. Happy Blogoversary! and thanks a lot for this amazing giveaway :)

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  31. Congrats on your blogoversary! Great giveaway and i hope i win!!

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  32. Congratulations!!! And thanks for the chance!

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  33. Happy blogoversary, and thanks for the giveaway!

    eai(at)stanfordalumni(Dot)org

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  34. Congrats to you on Blogoversary and Thank you so much for the great giveaways!

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  35. Happy Blogoversary! *throws confetti* And thanks for the great giveaway!

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  36. Yay!! Happy one year and thanks for the great giveaway

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  37. Happy Blogoversary!! and thanks for the giveaway

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  38. I've been following Step Into Fiction for a while and am very happy for your blogoversary! I myself haven't reached that point yet (I'm still quite new) but hope to be able to eventually be as amazing as you guys!

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  39. Happy Blogoversary!
    Hope you have an amazing year before you :)

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  40. Happy one year blogoversary! All of you ladies deserve it and I love how your site has evolved even over just one year, with moving to the new platform and updating the design. I'm looking forward to another year!

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  41. Happy Blogoversary! I love your taste in books!

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  42. Thank you so much. Drooling over signed The Raven Boys!

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  43. Congratulations for one year aniversary and thanks for the giveaway :)

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  44. Happy One Year! Milestones are so fun to reach!

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  45. Happy Blogoversary! May you have many, many, MANY more!! Thanks for the awesome giveaways!
    ehaney578 at aol dot com

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  46. Wow, what a great giveaway and a fantastic milestone!

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  47. Happy Blogoversary! Here's to many more to come! And thanks for letting us help you celebrate this awesome milestone with you!

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  48. Wow! Great giveaway! Thanks so much!
    I love Maggie Steifvater to I'm a excited to see that her Raven boys are here ;)
    Happy first Blogoversary!

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  49. Happy Blogoversary!
    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  50. happy blogobersary ^^
    and thanks for the giveaway - especially that it is international too.

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  51. Happy Blogversary! One year! Congratulations! I love your blog. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  52. Happy Blogoversary!! :) I hope you'll have many more! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  53. Happy Blogoversary!!! What a great giveaway! Thank you and keep up the great blog work!

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  54. Congrats and happy blogoversary!!!! Hope you have a lot of years more into blogging!
    Thanks for the giveaway, you rock!

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  55. Happy Blogoversary! Also thank you for making this giveaway international! :)

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  56. Congrats on the anniversary! It's so good to see fellow bloggers survive the first hump! I'm not there yet but it gives me hope! New follower from Compelled By Words (.com). Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  57. Happy Blogoversary!!! I can't even believe it's been a year already! I'm an old follower of the blog and always come back and read every review and post! Love your blog!

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  58. Happy blogoversary... Thx for the awesome giveaway

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  59. Thank you for this amazing giveaway and congratulations!

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  60. Congrats! Thank you for such a great giveaway :)

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  61. Wow, congratulations on a whole year blogging!! That's some serious dedication. Here's hoping for many, many more! I'm a relatively new follower and just want to say THANKS! you know...for everything y'all do :)

    Thanks also for giving out prizes to *others* on your *own* special day!!

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  62. Happy blogoversary! :D

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    Rafflecopter name - Rosemarie D

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  63. Happy Blogaversary!
    I want to thank you for making your giveaways easy compared to some other blogs, that have you do 85 things (seriously, I just stopped following one that had that!)
    I've been coming here and thought I subbed, but I wasn't-I am NOW!
    I am working on re-vamping my blog, and when it's done, I will def grab your button!

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  64. Congratulations and Happy Blogoversary, I wish you many more!! Thanks for the chance at this incredible giveaway and for your generosity and the time and effort you put into your blog it is wonderfully amazing!! :D

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  65. This is an amazing giveaway! Thanks so much : ) Happy Blogoversary!!!!

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  66. Happy anniversary! This is an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  67. happy blogoversary and thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  68. Congratulations... :D *throws Confettie in the air* Happy Blogoversary...

    thank you very much for this super awesome giveaway... :)

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  69. Happy blogoversary and thanks so much for this awesome giveaway! :]

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