Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Lola's EPIC Whatever Lola Wants (or My 'Back From Maine') CONTEST!


Are you ready for a CONTEST of questionable taste and loot that doesn't really go together except that it's FROM ME?

The Loot:

Lola Perfume 
by Marc Jacobs
(the winner will get one small bottle of my signature husband LOVES it)
Pretty, yes?

But wait! There's more...

A magnet! 


Yeah. You read that correctly.

A magnet.

A magnet I brought back from Stephen King's home state (Maine), found in the back of a small diner gift shop that serves mostly blueberry pancakes (<--awkward long sentence alert-->)... it was so creepy, so out of place, I HAD to buy IT. 

I know you want IT for your fridge! *shudder*

And to go with the scary magnet...

A (not creepy) copy of Stephen King's On Writing...

There will also be a surprise... something tacky, cute and lobster-ish (not a real lobster, but really from Maine) in the prize package! 

AND, if I get to 400 followers before the contest ends, I will throw in another prize...something signed and literary and YOU WILL WANT.  

One lucky winner will win this fabulous prize package!
(sorry, only U.S. and Canada--unless we can work out something with the shipping. E-mail me privately and we'll see what we can work out) 
Contest ends at midnight August 20th.

All you have to do is be a Follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post to enter for a chance to win! (+1) 

But, you can also earn extra entries:

+1 follow me on Twitter @LolaSharp
+1 tweet the contest (make sure to include @Lolasharp  at the end of the tweet, so I can track!)  (earn one extra entry per day if you tweet each day)
+2 send me some new blog friends
+3 post a link to the contest in your sidebar
+5 write a post about the contest

+1 add your points

Good luck!



Angela M. said...

This contest is totally EPIC! And I love the creepy magnet ;) I put this contest in my sidebar (+3). Awesome that your blog is doing so well. I bet you make 400 easy.

Jennie Bailey said...

This truly is EPIC! You are in my sidebar (+3). I don't tweet so I can't get extra points there. I'll be sure to send some friends your way and will blog about your contest tonight or tomorrow. What an AWESOME prize package!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

I wanna win!! My computer is acting all funky right now, but I'll try to add this to my sidebar. If the Blogger Buggers won't allow, I'll do it tomorrow.

And, I'm going to follow you on Twitter! Yep, sista, I signed up today. Threw in the towel. Raised the white flag. Realized I wanted to be like all the cool kids. Yay!

See ya here, there, and everywhere!
((hugs)) Nicole

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Alright, the Blogger gods are smiling on me now!

I'm following you on Twitter - +1
I'll Tweet about the contest, as soon as I figure out how to... +1
Sidebar love - +3
Blogging about the contest on Friday (8/6) - +5
This comment from an old friend and follower - +1

That's 11 points, baby!

:D Nicole

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

As long as I don't have to wear the perfume...

Stephanie Thornton said...


+1 I'm a follower!
+1 I follow you on Twitter!
+1 I can add!


Glad you're back!

Susan Fields said...

Ooh...what a great prize package!

+1 - follower and comment
+3 - blog sidebar
+1 - add points
for a grand total of +5.

salarsenッ said...

Um...I could just go down the street and get that magnet. Hee...when were you here?? Geez, you, me, and creepy clownhead could have had coffee.

+1 already a follower
+1 follow on Twitter
+1 tweeted @SherWordsGirl
+3 you're in my sidebar
+1 added points
+5 will post on Friday.
Total: 12

Old Kitty said...

Please may I accumulate a million points for being in your pack and worshipping the ground you glide on?!?!?!??!?!

If not, can my cat Charlie at least??

Thank you

take care

Mason Canyon said...

I just wanted to say welcome back and I love your signature perfume bottle. I'm sure the scent is amazing (like its namesake). :)

Thoughts in Progress

Kelly said...

Great contest, Lola! I've been meaning to get On Writing; I've heard great things about that book!
I'm a follower and blogged about the contest today!

Wendy Ramer said...

I recognize the magnet image. It's the clown from "IT", the freakiest book of his I've read.

1-follow on Twitter
1-Tweet about it

Jemi Fraser said...

Fabulous contest Lola! The scary clown magnet is so creepy!!! :)

I tweeted - 4 points :)

Falen (Sarah) said...

yay a contest! An awesome (sexy?) Contest!

Just two entries for me, i've won a lot in the past so i want to let others have a chance

Carol Kilgore said...

Cool contest!

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

I follow you here and on twitter, plus commenting that's 3 points?? Right.

Summer said...

Awesome contest, Lady Lola! But I'm going to let someone else win your spoils this time, since I got so lucky last time!! (And I've totally watched The Hangover like 4 times since then.)

PS: I don't like seeing clowns first thing in the morning.

j.leigh.bailey said...

I follow you here and now on Twitter. Does that make it three? What a great prize package. I think you need to go to Maine more often!

Jaydee Morgan said...

Fun contest - the magnet both draws me in and creeps me out at the same time!

I'm a blog follower; I follow on Twitter and I've added my score = 3

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

So freaking awesome. I LOVE it, Lola!! I want your signature scent!! Then I can put it on and know we smell the same. Oh, I want to smell like you!

And that magnet is creepawesome, by the way. So cool! I'll add you to my sidebar and tweet!

Is that 5?

Samantha Bennett said...

That perfume looks so frilly and fancy! Love it! The magnet, however, does not look very frilly. :)

James Garcia Jr said...

Okay, Miss Lola. Mission accomplished. Follower (check), Twitter follower (check), Tweeted the contest (check), posted on my blog (check), leaving my comment now (check), can't do math - priceless! I think I'm at +9. If I get the math wrong do I lose a point? For fear of losing a point, I posted a note on Facebook, too. LOL!
Good luck with your contest.

Lola Sharp said...

Oh James, you ROCK. Thank you. :)

Lisa said...

I'm in it for that magnet. Ever since the flying blue monkey from McDonald's melted, I haven't had anything fun to use when gaslighting my kids!

I follow you here and here's my comment. And:
+1 follow me on Twitter DONE
+1 tweet the contest DONE
+3 post a link to the contest in your sidebar DONE
+1 add your points

That's a total of 6.

Anonymous said...

No doubt an epic contest. Sign me up! You'll be seeing some side-bar love on my blog. ;]

Chanelle said...

I am a new follower.+1
Add points +1
total 2
cparkins14 AT

Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

OMG I neeeeed that magnet! When I was a kid me and my best friend watched IT late one night, scared us both to death (I won't walk over a curb sewer thingy still) The day after we watched IT we walked to the school carnival and a car FULL of clowns stopped and asked us for directions. I screamed and ran the other way. True story.
On with my points
1= twitter follow
1= tweeted
3= sidebar
5= contest mention in tommorow's blog
1= I did the math
Total= 11
Love the contest!!!!! And hopefully I can drive over some new followers (in a car full of clowns *shriek*)

Susan Tiner said...

I'm in! I follow you here and this is my comment, plus
+1 already follow on Twitter
+1 tweet the contest
+3 link to the contest in your sidebar
+1 add your points

Total = 6.

Theresa Milstein said...

How cool to have a perfume with your name that you love.

Follower +1
Sidebar +3
Total =4

DL Hammons said...

I'm gonna circle back round next week and do all the extra-point stuff, but I'm kind of concentrating on my blogfest right now.

What does a dude, with no sense of smell, want with a bottle of perfume you ask? Hmmmmmmmmmm.......

Hart Johnson said...


Follow +1
Tweeted +1
Include in tomorrows blog +5
TRIED to send friends in both places, but TBD on whether it works (TBD)
Adding +1

=8 so far.

Could that magnet LOOK any more like Pennywise? *shivers*

Kazzy said...

Oooo, the magnet scares the bejeepers out of me! But the perfume looks delish. :)

John M. Poindexter said...

Hart Johnson told me about your contest and I had to come see for myself. I really like that magnet, that would be so cool on my cabinet in the classroom.

The other items are cool too.
+1 already follow on Twitter
+1 tweet the contest
+3 link to the contest in your sidebar
+5 contest mention in tomorrow's blog
+1 add your points

Total = 11 points

Sarah said...

Hi Lola! My husband loves the magnet. :) I've got 3 points for commenting, following, and adding. xx

Sara B. Larson said...

What a fun contest! (and btw, I totally heart Gilmore Girls, too!)

I am a follower and I will follow you on twitter as well.
3 points for following, commenting, and adding. ;)

Matthew Rush said...

Well I already follow AND own On Writing (excellent book) so I won't enter but I just wanted to say: awesome contest! Good luck to all!

aspiring_x said...

new follower here
you love Hit Girl so automatically love you! (and what a character you are!) look forward to reading your new posts!

Shelley Sly said...

This is a super sweet contest! I already own On Writing, and clowns scare me slightly, but I'll mention your contest on my blog to help ya out. :)

Lenny said...

hi miss lola! wow what a cool contest. i love contests. i hope i could win. i want that perfume for my sister. i want that magnet for my cousin dan. hes doing a movie on clown history and how come people are afraid of clowns. for me i could really like the book cause im just starting out on writing and could need lots of help. i hope you have a really fun weekend.
...smiles from lenny

Palindrome said...

I want to win but I don't want to win. I hate clowns and I really hate Pennywise. Eeeeewwwwww! Nightmares!!

put me down for one and I will post Monday about you.

that's what? 6. Put me in for one million.

Lydia Kang said...

Oh, that picture of IT always freaks me out!
Okay, I'm in for the contest! I'm going to put you on my sidebar.

Lydia Kang said...

Oops, I forgot. I think that's +5 for me!

RaShelle said...

Hi Lola,
I'm now a follower.
I'm a follower on twitter.
I twittered.
I put the contest in the sidebar of my blog and I'll add my points.
That's 7points.
When I blog about it that'll be a few more but I'll add those then.
Great contest and I love the name Lola!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Lola - I just became a follower here and on Twitter - so that's two entries for me!

Diane J. said...

Hello Lola (waving). I just became a follower and am adding my points so that's +2.

Donna Hole said...

I want the magnet! Sadly, I don't tweet, so that puts me out of the running. But I like the logo, and I'll post a link on my blog.

Very cool stuff!


Joann said...

what a nice prize package, Stephen King is awesome. I am a new follower!

Joann said...

following you on twitter

Simon C. Larter said...

I already won my wife chocolate in a blog contest. I'll be able to pull favors for a month if I win her perfume too. Let's do this.

+1 comment
+1 I already follow you on Twitter
+1 Tweeting about it
+1 adding



Jill Lynn said...

That is the creepiest magnet that ever creeped.

(Twitter following you - Jillynn139)

Sugar said...

What an awesome contest dear!!
so..Im following your twitter +1
I tweeted about the contest +1
I wrote about it in my blog +5
I linked in my sidebar +3
and adding my points +1
for a total of 11 points!!



Anonymous said...

Cool contest with cool prizes! Shame I'm on the wrong side of the pond. But have put up a link to your contest on my blog anyway!

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

+1 I will follow you anywhere...
+1 I twittered because I love you...
+2 Oh please let someone wander over here and talk about lil ol' me...
+3 Honey you are eye candy on the rightside of my Kingdom
+5 I do believe that your lovely contest has graced the words proclaimed in my Kingdom (twice...
+1 Thank goodness I remember enough math from school...11 total so far - unless someone shouts out my name as they enter!

Visit My Kingdom Anytime

Sara McClung ♥ said...

OK. That magnet is enough to give me nightmares! But I wants the perfumeeee =)

+1 comment
+1 twitter follow
+1 tweeted
+1 adding points, hehe

=4 entries!


Heather (Book-Savvy) said...

+1 Twitter follow @HeatherKegler
+1 tweet the contest
+11(tweet each day)
+2 send me some new blog friends
+3 post a link on sidebar at
+1 add your points
= + 19 total points *whew*

Can you tell I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want to win?!?!

Tere Kirkland said...

Awesome contest! I just started following you today.

Thanks, Lola!

Fragrant Liar said...

Here from Lisa Golden's blog. Love the graphic. I like your sass, sister writer. So count me in. I'm following now.

Grace said...

OMG! need that magnet. I know just who I'd give it to (evil smile)
2 points! WHooo!

Grace said...

OMG! need that magnet. I know just who I'd give it to (evil smile)
2 points! WHooo!

lag123 said...

I am a new follower. So glad I found you and thanks for the giveaway!

lag110 at mchsi dot com

lag123 said...

+1 I tweeted:
Total 2 points.

lag110 at mchsi dot com

Nancye said...

Awesome contest!!

+1 Follower
+1 Follow you on Twitter
+1 Tweet
+1 Add up points
4 points total

Books and Bane said...

I love book and "stuff" contests!!

+1 follow me on Twitter
+1 Blog follower
+1 add points

nedsped at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I’ve just discovered your blog and love it already!
The prizes you are giving away look wonderful!

+1 Blog follower and comment
+1 Twitter follower
+1 Tweeted (@beefbroth)
+1 Totalled points
Total: Four (4)


Heidi said...

Stephen King's On Writing! *drools*

Creepy clown... exactly what I need to give my friend nightmares! Great!

Elena said...

Ok I'll play!
Blog follower
Twitter follower
Add points

3 I get an extra one 'cause I like The Cure too? ;)

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Crap. Am I too late? I can get at least one entry right? By being a follower and commenting here? Pretty please? I live in Greece, but we can work someting out (what are the chances, though - ha!)

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