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November 19, 2010

*** GIVEAWAY FROM AURA IMBARUS *** (CLOSED)

Aura Imbarus, an educator, professional speaker, and the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Out of the Transylvania Night: A Story of Tyranny, Freedom, Love and Identity, and a book for teens, 101 Great Ways to Make the World a Totally Awesome Place - By Teens For Teens, kindly accepted to offer a great prize for my dear readers! You can check her website here.
The memoir made the cuts in the Pulitzer Prize race.
Out of the Transylvania Night has many layers, starting with cultural, social, mystical, and economical and, of course, last but not least, it is a love story. It represents the pursue of happiness and the achievement of the American Dream, the ups and downs of a fast-paced life in the city that never sleeps - Los Angeles. It deploys the coming together and the falling apart scenes of a family of immigrants who lost the vision, love, and care in the process of blending in and keeping up with the Joneses. A story of a Transylvanian Cinderella, it is also a portrayal of life's dreams and resolutions in the New World, premonitions and déjà-vu, Transylvania’s existence and categorical life imperatives. As love furtively sneaks out when you least expect it, it also creeps in at the right time on the wings of hope. The memoir summarizes human’s desires in an ever-changing world, more demanding and strenuously competitive, where money and material possessions would, for a while, dominate Aura’s existence, only to dissipate as dreams vanish at the crack of dawn, into a more rooted and logically supported existence plagued by ethics, intelligence, charisma and sensibility.


BUY IT: You can buy this book for just $10.17 at Amazon! Also for $11.83 at Barnes&Noble and for $11.96 at HCI Books.



WIN IT: Two (2) winners will receive a copy of Out of the Transylvania Night. (Value: $20.00 USD)


- MANDATORY ENTRY -
(Please strictly follow the rules, or your entry will be void)

Visit Aura's website and tell me what you learned there.
(Please leave your e-mail address, so I can contact you if you are the winner).
If you also follow my blog, I'd appreciate it.

- EXTRA ENTRIES -
(Please leave separate comments for each entry)

+1 Tweet about the giveaway and leave the exact tweet link. (Only for 1 a day & No protected tweets)
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+2 Follow Aura Imbarus on Twitter and leave your @user name, and/or profile link. (Leave 2 separate comments)
+2 "Add" Aura Imbarus and "Like" Sweepstake Lover together on Facebook and leave your name, and/or profile link. (Leave 2 separate comments)

The contest will end on December 3, 2010 at midnight (Turkish time / EET). Open WORLDWIDE. Winner will be chosen by random.org and notified via e-mail. The winner must respond within 48 hours or another one will be chosen.

* I wasn't paid or didn't receive anything in any way. I'm not responsible for the shipping of the prize. I'm not affiliated with this company.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED

66 comments:

  1. I visited the site and learned that Aura and Michael, her newlywed husband, fled a homeland still in chaos with only $400, two pieces of luggage, and they settled in Los Angeles in 1997. A very inspiring book would love to win it.

    autumnblues@live.com
    Now following you on google friend connect. I could use some followers on my blog stop over and follow me when you can. Found you on The Review Place. Digna
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  2. Now following you on twitter.

    http://twitter.com/#!/autumnblues

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  3. Now following you on twitter.

    http://twitter.com/#!/autumnblues

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  4. Just friended you on Facebook.
    Digna Dreibelbis

    Personal page: http://www.facebook.com/AutumnBluesJewelry
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  5. Just friended you on Facebook.
    Digna Dreibelbis

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  6. I learned that "Ms. Imbarus attended Lucian Blaga University"

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  7. I tweeted about it:

    http://twitter.com/NTFancy/status/6556172274372609

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  8. I shared it on Facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/Kate1485/posts/172039236148135

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  9. I'm following you on Twitter (@NTFancy)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

    Entry 1

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  10. I'm following you on Twitter (@NTFancy)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

    Entry 2

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  11. I'm already friends with you on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

    Entry 1

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  12. I'm already friends with you on Facebook(Kate Ryan)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

    Entry 2

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  13. I'm following Aura on Twitter (@NTFancy)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

    Entry 1

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  14. I'm following Aura on Twitter (@NTFancy)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

    Entry 2

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  15. I added Aura on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

    Entry 1

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  16. I'm a fan of Sweepstake Lover on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  17. I learnt that she is mentor for Blue Heron Foundation, a non-profit and professional organization which helps orphans in Romania to get a higher education degree.

    dhesh at webmail dot co dot za

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  18. I learned that Aura is actively involved in RAPN (Romanian American Professional Network).

    marypres@gmail.com

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  19. She is a mentor for Blue Heron Foundation, a non-profit and professional organization whose mission is to help Romanian orphans in her native country with money and counseling in order to receive a higher education degree. i follow(mverno)
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  20. eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com
    I learned Aura is a mentor for Blue Heron Foundation.

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  21. she grew up in romania.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  22. I learned that Aura has an MA degree in American and British Studies and a Ph.D. in Philology with the distinction Cum Laude.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  23. Tweet about the giveaway

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/7468892884570114

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  24. Follow you on Twitter @aikchien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  25. Follow you on Twitter @aikchien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  26. Facebook friend - Aik Chien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  27. Facebook friend - Aik Chien

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  28. I have your button.

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  29. I have your button.

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  30. I have your button.

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  31. Follow Aura Imbarus on Twitter @aikchien

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  32. Follow Aura Imbarus on Twitter @aikchien

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  33. "Add" Aura Imbarus and "Like" Sweepstake Lover together on Facebook [Aik Chien]

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  34. "Add" Aura Imbarus and "Like" Sweepstake Lover together on Facebook [Aik Chien]

    Check out my giveaway here:
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  35. I learned that Aura was born and raised in Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Romania, or more precisely in “Dracula’s county Transylvania,"

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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  36. following you on twitter @left_the_stars

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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  37. 2
    following you on twitter @left_the_stars

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  38. I am a friend of yours on facebook (Louis Here)

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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  39. 2
    I am a friend of yours on facebook (Louis Here)

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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  40. following @AuraImbarus on twitter @left_the_stars

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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  41. 2
    following @AuraImbarus on twitter @left_the_stars

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  42. I learned she also wrote another book called 101 Great Ways to Make the World a Totally Awesome Place-By Teens for Teens. (which I may be looking for soon for my daughter to read) I also saw that she has many upcoming appearances including radio shows and a farmers market.

    danellejohns at gmail dot com

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  43. I follow/like you on Twitter-DanelleJohns(Danelle)(#1)danellejohns at gmail dot com

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  44. I follow/like you on Twitter-DanelleJohns(Danelle)(#2)danellejohns at gmail dot com

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  45. I follow/like you on FB-DanelleJohns (#1)
    danellejohns at gmail dot com

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  46. I follow/like you on FB-DanelleJohns (#2)
    danellejohns at gmail dot com

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  47. I am an email subscriber (#1)
    danellejohns at gmail dot com

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  48. I am an email subscriber (#2)
    danellejohns at gmail dot com

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  49. I follow/like Aura on Twitter-DanelleJohns(Danelle)(#1)danellejohns at gmail dot com

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  50. I follow/like Aura on Twitter-DanelleJohns(Danelle)(#2)danellejohns at gmail dot com

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  51. I sent a request to follow/like Aura on FB and like sweepstakelover-DanelleJohns (#1)
    danellejohns at gmail dot com

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  52. I sent a request to follow/like Aura on FB and like sweepstakelover-DanelleJohns (#2)
    danellejohns at gmail dot com

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  53. i've learned that the book is a Story of Tyranny, Freedom, Love and Identity. it revolves around Aura, who is a standout, an individualist, an overachiever, a rebel, a fashionista, a scholar, and proud heiress to land and wealth that had been confiscated by the communists, Aura waged small wars every day.
    hope to win this prized book!
    i'm your follower PringlesPalo
    email: pringlespalo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. i'm subscribed to your blog & long have confirmed :)
    pringlespalo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. i'm subscribed to your blog & long have confirmed :)
    pringlespalo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. She is Romanian born!

    edgenemmers@gmail.com

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  57. She is from Sibiu ,in “Dracula’s county Transylvania," ( I am from Romania Too)

    raluk.93 at gmail(Dot) com

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  58. I follow you on twitter (@raluk15)

    raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

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  59. I follow you on twittwr (@raluk15)

    raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

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  60. Added you as a friend onfacebook (Jenny Misty)

    raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

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  61. Added you as a friend onfacebook (Jenny Misty)

    raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

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  62. The author is from Romania. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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  63. Email subscriber #1. Thanks


    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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  64. Email subscriber #2. Thanks again


    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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