The 4th Annual Blind Date with a Book Giveaway

Posted February 1, 2016 by Lyn Kaye in blind date with a book, Giveaway / 23 Comments


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Put down those chocolates, place the lids back on top of the ice cream containers, come out from behind your laptop screen, and pause your Netflix marathon, because it is the best part of the season of the heart: the annual BLIND DATE!

And we’re not talking about the nerve-wracking, a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-cousin-of-a-coworker-of-a-dogsitter’s-old-college-roommate blind date, we’re talking about a blind date with a tall, dark, mysterious novel.


Each of our book bachelors and bachelorettes have completed their Dating Profiles, including some of their hobbies and what they’re looking for in a potential reader!  Once you’ve read through each profile, decide which mystery book you’d like to take out for a night on the town, or to your parents, or to the local motel.

There will be four winners chosen for this giveaway, and yes, it is international.  To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and don’t forget to leave a comment telling us which book you’d choose.  All books are 2016 releases.  Some books may not be out yet, in which case we will purchase a pre-order for you.



About Me: Dear Reader, this letter is to address my wishes about acquiring a  possible intimate relationship with you. Despite my youth and current position in my final years in the public education system, I assure you that I am more than suitable to meet your reading needs. I am the second in line in a powerful, political series, so it would be wise to make an acquaintance with my first “sibling” prior to engaging with myself.

Seeking: A reader who enjoys the thrill and excitement of American politics.

For Fun: Exchanging secrets for favors, thwarting terrorist plots, strolling around Washington D.C.



About Me: Greetings, reader! I am a lovely fantasy novel just waiting for the right person who is dying to enjoy a story full of danger and romance! Come away with me for a twisted good time! I promise you that this won’t be any fairytale that you experienced before!

Seeking: A reader who appreciates exploring a new culture while getting their hands a bit bloody.

For Fun: Astrology, exploring other worlds, wedding planning




About Me: Hey! I am so excited to dazzle you, reader, and court you with a wonderful, sizzling romance and strong friendship if you pick me! I’ll have your heart racing as we sneak around and explore the wonderful, glamoured world I would just love to show you! I promise you will not be disappointed!

Seeking: A reader who is willing to look past all of my deceit to see my heart of gold.

For Fun: Court life, world traveling, self-improvement.





About Me: Hello, dear reader. I am flattered to be here today, and forgive me for my lack of charm, but I am a very straight-forward tome. I come from a very powerful lineage, and I assure you that if you are surely locked on to my ancestors, then I will certainly not disappoint you.

Seeking: A fangirl/boy who is ready for a new mystery.

For Fun: Crime solving, danger, the game–which is afoot.



About Me: I hope the reader that picks me is ready to shake it up a little, socially, culturally, and historically. I tend to do the unexpected, but my heart is always in the right spot. Our adventure is going to be tragic, but together, we are going to find the inspirational center of the novel!

Seeking: A reader who can find the good in the middle of a disaster.

For Fun: Breaking social norms, taking charge in a situation, performing the impossible.




About Me: Um, I am a bit unlucky, and not only in love, but in everything. Maybe with the right reader, I could find a perfect match to help me bounce this streak of bad kismet and serve up a triple crown of  charm, luck, and romance.

Seeking: A reader who is seeking a cute story about love…and love.

For Fun: Fault, racket, and lucky charms.





About Me: Are you ready for a brutal, sly, dark escapade? I know you are the type of reader who is burnt out on the fluffy, cutesy meetings. This princess is going to take you out on a real adventure. Be prepared for a dark, heart-shattering thrill if you pick me. We’re going to have a killer time.

Seeking: A reader who isn’t afraid of a bit of fun, betrayal, and heartache.

For Fun: Revenge, retribution, retaliation.






About Me: Um, hello there. I’m really hoping that we can meet and get to know each other. Just come as you are! I really love music, especially alternative. I have some, um, mom issues, but don’t let that stop you from joining me on a pretty wild adventure to the west coast, when I follow my heart towards the truth, and disaster, and my past. If you let me into your heart-shaped box, I’m sure that we’ll have a great time.

Seeking: A nostalgic, grunge-loving lover who loves to answer some “what-ifs.”

For Fun: Ouija boards, listening to music, taking off on wild adventures



About Me: Readers! Hello! I am very excited to be here. Do you like magic? Yes? I am full of magic! I will whisk you away to my motherland and we shall watch the snow fall and build bridges with our love! Just please be careful to watch your step. There are enemies everywhere, always watching, always plotting to kill me…..but we will have good time! Yes! Yes, a splendid, magical time!

Seeking: A reader who will risk life and death for a chance of a lifetime…to be with me!

For Fun: Life and death battles, watching the snow fall, death sentences.



About Me: I am so completely badass, there is no way you’re not going to want to pick me. Yeah, the first one of us was pretty awesome, and everyone was going insane for my sibling, but I am telling you, I am better. I am going to be SO. MUCH. BETTER. I’m gorgeous, and even though I come from two worlds, I am going to rock yours. Forget your flowers, I am rolling in like a fury.

Seeking: Ha, everyone is seeking me!

For Fun: Dabbing with fae, keeping my ill-made promises, seriously hot fae men.



About Me: I am a book of blood and dreams. I am a story of gold and sweets. I am a tome of mortals and gods. Come with me, and see my world. Breathe in the fantasy and visit the beauty.

Seeking: A reader ready to drift off into an ethereal world of beauty, danger, and blood.

For Fun: Nightmares, alchemy, mythology, candy.




About Me: I am in need of a reader who will travel with me to foreign lands, ready to shatter curses and heal hearts. War looms on the horizon and loyalties will be tested. Your reward will be rich, for no story is sweeter than the story of  unwavering love and a magic carpet.

Seeking: A reader prepared for a magic carpet ride towards truth and love!

For Fun: Breaking curses, remaining loyal, riding on magical household objects.




About Me: Good day, reader. I am pleased to meet such a fine person. I am certain that we were meant to be together, and I do hope that you are very good at sneaking around, courting in secret, and keeping your wanton lust for me at bay. I may have other interests on the side, but our love for one another is pure, and though this may seem cruel and lacking of heart, I assure you that you are the one for me.

Seeking: A sly, star-crossed reader who keeps the magic and wonder of love secret.

For Fun: Baking, cards, entertainment for royalty.



About Me: Hey. If you are interested in me, let’s make this quick. I am in a hurry. Don’t take this the wrong way, but we have an important date ahead of us if I am the one for you. I have a mess on my hands, and there is nothing more romantic than saving another person’s life, right? So, hi, glad to meet you, and let’s get this show, story, whatever, on the road.

Seeking: A reader who can leave RIGHT NOW for a fast-paced, life or death, high-stakes, witty adventure of a lifetime.

For Fun: Rescuing others, saving society as we know it, cracking jokes.



About Me: Salutations, scholar. I pray that you are prepared for a visit back in time, to a period where modern history was new, and a well-known poem was in a stage of infancy. Not only will I entice you with historical and literary engagement, but the romance is nothing short of scandalous! I do hope to hear a correspondence from you soon, dear reader, so that we may enjoy this exciting adventure that is the paradise you are seeking for this day of lovers.

Seeking: A reader with an angelic spirit and a taste for passionate romance and valiant missions.

For Fun: Destroying society, sword fighting and poetry, linguistics.



About Me: Hey! I hope you can talk and run, because we are in the middle of a crisis right now. And I suppose, for our first time out, I could pay for our meal, the parking, and our protection. Anyways, we’re going to have a whirlwind of a time! A monstrously fun outing!

Seeking: A thrill-seeking reader who isn’t afraid of a bit of chaos, a bit of fighting, and a lot of monsters. Lots of monsters.

For Fun: Monster fighting, fleeing for one’s life, basic survival.




Again, there will be four winners. You may chose the format of your choice, if it’s available.  Some of these titles are not yet released.  If that’s the case, we will purchase a preorder for you! If the book is a sequel and you have not read the first book, you may choose that instead!

This contest is International!

One email per household, please.  We will check all entries and if you are found to be cheating you will be disqualified from this and any future giveaways on Great Imaginations. No giveaway Twitter accounts, please. We want to see you active on that account or we will disqualify you.

Contest ends February 15th at midnight.  Good luck!

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23 responses to “The 4th Annual Blind Date with a Book Giveaway

  1. Danielle

    I love the idea of the blind book date, the “dates” this time around sound like fun. The one that looks like David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust is the one I’d like to read.

  2. Ananya Bhatnagar

    This is awesome ! I’d love to go on a blind date with the 2nd one because, “Astrology, exploring other worlds, wedding planning” is totally my type.

  3. This is such a great idea!

    I’d either pick the fifth from the top (the illustration reminds me of Mrs. White from Clue the Movie) or the one whose interests are: Nightmares, alchemy, mythology, candy.

  4. Oh my gosh! So many of these sound amazing, I can’t wait for the reveal, so I can add them to my TBR. 🙂
    I think my choice(s) would be #2 with the teal hair and #4 with the red beard.

  5. Rebecca

    I love this giveaway idea, so thanks for bringing it back again this year 🙂 I’m quite interested in the Seeking: A nostalgic, grunge-loving lover who loves to answer some “what-ifs.”

  6. This is such a fun idea! I’m all for the book who “for fun” > Breaking curses, remaining loyal, riding on magical household objects.

  7. There are so many options. This is so hard! Um, I think I would pick the first one. I love thrillers, especially when I think I know who its sibling is. 😉

  8. Christine

    They all sound so good–it’s nearly impossible to choose!! I’d have to go with Seeking: Ha, everyone is seeking me!

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