“A Puppy, Not a Guppy” Book Contest

Contest for the Book : (from the author’s site)

A contest for the book is up,  for two – free copies.  All you have to do is to accomplish the following:

Irma and her guppies.
Irma and her guppies.

Prizes (two will be awarded):
One autographed copy of A Puppy, Not a Guppy.


To enter: Leave a comment at http://jahangiri.us/books containing verifiable evidence that you have completed one or more of the following activities:

1.  A link back to the blog.   http://Jahangiri/us/books

2.  A short review of http://jahangiri.us/books or http://jahangiri.us/news on Alexa.com ( http://www.alexa.com/reviews/jahangiri.us )

3.  A question for one of the characters in Trockle or A Puppy, Not a Guppy

4.  A question for the author, Holly Jahangiri

5.  Answer to the question: What kind of pet do you like best, and why?

6.  Either of the following:

* Blog about A Puppy, Not a Guppy (be sure to include, in your own blog post, a link back to http://jahangiri.us/books and a link to this blog; or

*  If you already own a copy of Trockle or A Puppy, Not a Guppy, you may complete this activity by posting a new review of either  the book on BarnesandNoble.com or Amazon.com. (NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Previously posted book reviews are not eligible as contest entries in this contest.)

Each activity equals one (1) entry, and you may do each activity once for a possible maximum of six (6) entries per valid email address. Your comment must be entered using a valid email address so that you can be contacted for mailing info if you win! Entries that do not have a valid email address will be considered null and void.


Contest begins at 12:01 AM on December 9, 2009 and ends at 11:59 PM on December 15, 2009. Winners will be drawn on December 16, 2009.


Contest is open to anyone age 13 or older. Tour hosts are eligible to enter.


Two (2) winners will be randomly chosen (numbered in the order in which they are received, with the winning number chosen at http://www.random.org/ ) from all qualifying entries, and will be required to provide a physical mailing address in order to collect a prize (one free book). Only one entrant per household is eligible to win. If a second entrant from a single household is chosen, another name will be drawn until all prizes are awarded.

Contest void where prohibited by law.

Additional Winners:

1.  $10 (thru paypal) would be awarded to one (1) reader who would ask the author – Holly Jahangiri- the most interesting QUESTION on December 15, 2009 (tomorrow).

2. One (1) free book – “Inspirational Stories from  Bloggers from All Over the World” to the most engaging COMMENT on the book tour post on December 15, 2009.


A link back to this blog: https://www.jenaisleonline.com  Jena Isle’s Random Thoughts

Good luck for tomorrow.


I would like also to acknowledge the following Book Tour stops of “A Puppy, Not a Guppy”

(From the author’s site)

Tuesday, December 8:

Vivian Gilbert Zabel, author and founder of 4RV Publishing,
Brain Cells & Bubble Wrap

Wednesday, December 9:

Lynne, Brendan, and Katherine at                                                                                                                                                                                                      Life is But a Dream

Roy de la Cruz  at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Struggling Blogger dot Com/

Thursday, December 10 & 11:

Lynne, Brendan, and Katherine at                                                                                                                                                                                                   Life is But a Dream

Saturday, December 12:

Heather Kephart at                                                                                                                                                                                                                HappyMaking

Rey Rombawa Jr at                                                                                                                                                                                                                       reyjr.com – Born on a Syzygy

Sunday, December 13:

Dr. Dean Pomerleau @                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fish School Blog

Beverly Stowe McClure at                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Story of a Writer

Monday, December 14:

Lisa Munley at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Books on the Brain

Tuesday, December 15:

This blog                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jena Isle’s Random Thoughts

Susan and Noah Thompson at                                                                                                                                                                                                       Susan Smith Thompson

Wednesday, December 16:

Tour Wrap-up at Imaginary Friends and It’s All a Matter of Perspective

The Contest begins on December 9, but you’ll just have to wait until December 8 to find out the details. I’ll be posting them early, so you’ll have plenty of time to enter. (The deadline is the last day of the tour – December 15 – with winners to be announced during my Tour Wrap-up on December 16.)

20 thoughts on ““A Puppy, Not a Guppy” Book Contest”

    • Hi Jena! Just completed all my activities and entries last night and dropped all of them on Miss Holly’s sites [http://jahangiri.us/books/2009/12/contest/comment-page-1/#comment-44]. Is these a valid entry for your additional contest?

  1. Hi Japaul,

    For a chance to win the $10 , you’ll have to ask a question for the author and link to this blog. For the Inspirational Book, the best comment will be chosen to win . The same requirement, a link to this blog.

    We will select the BEST comment and BEST question for the winner.

  2. I joined and posted a comment on author’s site… Just wanna share it here:

    Hope, I am not yet late to join the contest. I have linked your website to mine. You can find anchor text Jahangiri Books on my right side bar under LINK ‘N PARK. Overcashed

    I also have one question for you: If you are not to write books about kids and for the kids, what would it be? Why?

    And my favorite pet? A puppy! Haha. We have lots of dogs at home. Local breeds but they look really good and I love playing with them. They are interactive pets and they are fun to be with. Puppies are sweet too. I love how they jump on me when I return home and it is really funny to see their tails wag as I leave. They always make me feel like a kid. Having a pet can make someone ageless!

    @ Jena, your site is also listed on my side bar already under Linking You. ^_^

    • Liz, you may want to join in my contest too, the question for the author and comment.

      I hope you have also done the alexa review for her..and the other requirements. Good luck.

  3. HI! Should I ask a different question here and on her site? If so, this would be my question here: To Holly Jahangiri – Irma’s character seems to be full of emotions, by any chance, have you felt the same when you was still a kid? By then, have you ever imagined yourself writing a book such as this one?

    • Absolutely! I’m pretty sure I wanted a unicorn, and I’m pretty sure my parents said, “No!” Actually, I did get to have a cat and two dogs when I was a kid, and I had a Java dove when I was a teenager, but my parents weren’t especially EAGER to add these members of the household, as I recall. (We all grew to love them, of course.) But I can certainly relate and remember the emotions – working up the nerve to ask, the bitter disappointment of “No” – the willingness to compromise…

      Actually, now that you remind me, there WAS an incident when I was a kid that sort of inspired this (and I’m sure my dad’s going to read this and raise an eyebrow, but he probably figured it out ages ago, and I’m 46 now so he can’t exactly turn me over his knee)… I wanted this little white mouse in the worst way. Bought it with my own money for maybe a couple of dollars. THEN thought to ask if it was okay. “No.” Whoops. Well, um, hm. I hid that mouse for days, and should’ve named him Houdini for all the times he escaped (turns out a dresser drawer isn’t the most secure rodent habitat) but always managed to catch him again. Carried him around in an otherwise empty purse. Finally put a friend of mine up to playing the role of Jimmy – gave him the mouse in a Play-Doh container and had him bring it by and ask if I could keep it, because he wasn’t allowed to. And at that point, my parents sort of reluctantly said, “Fine, okay.” Houdini finally escaped – for the last time – from a cage suspended from the basement ceiling. We figure he survived (and enjoyed what was left of his mousy little life), because we kept trapping all these speckled brown and white mice…

      • Haha. Your childhood story made my day. I am laughing for real. I haven’t imagine any mouse to be an ideal pet. Maybe the one at Ratatouille(did I spell it right), that mouse chef will do! I am lucky that my parents allow us to take care any domesticated animals of some sort. I have had a rabbit, parrot, cats, dogs, hamsters, and guinea pigs. When I was a kid, I remember taking care of little turtles! Oh well, I don’t want to be nostalgic but yeah, I miss being a kid. Haha. Right now, what I have are stuffed toys in the forms of teddy bear, bunny and turtle. I had fun reading your post. ^_^

        • This is for real huh,Holly? he he he..kidding,,really, of all pets- a mouse! Yucky….he he he..I wouldn’t dare touch those little, creepy creatures….

          That could be another story for a book Holly.

          Mickey Mouse and the Fetching Guppies..lol…ummm, okay. I shall close my trap now.


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