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Eight Thousand, Three Hundred and Thirty-Three Hundredths Reasons You’re Awesome

What a random number, right? Well, that’s the final total for #SMSG12!!! See?

Heh. The $0.33 comes from a time when I noticed the numbers – and thought charity: water displayed cents, so I donated $3.33 off the cuff to be cute. Et voilà.

I cannot thank you all enough for your generosity and support. So many people helped spread the word, with hundreds of retweets on twitter, numerous people who were willing to blog about it when I asked, or let me take over their blogs to spread the word. I know many of us gave more than we planned. A special shout out to Kindle Gal, and Romance Man who helped a lot. Joey W. Hill’s generous donation made me cry when I got the notification… and an anonymous donor whose giving almost made me faint.

I got a little discouraged at times, and extended Social Media for Social good so much longer than I ever expected to, and I promise you all. Never again. Promise. Never. But I want to say a very heartfelt thank you to everyone who was so positive about it, and encouraging.

And thanks to everyone in general for putting up with me. I totally understand the fear of people thinking you’re spammy, and the desperate need to make sure people who hadn’t heard about SMSG before do. (And yes, that happened.) So authors, you have my sympathy.

I can’t believe the results – I was going for a long shot with my goal of $10,000. I hoped it might happen – thought there might be a chance, but didn’t expect it. In fact, for a long time I thought we might not even make $5,000 in contributions. Near the end I amended my goal to $7,500, and look at how much more we went beyond that!

You all ROCK! <3

We brought one hundred and twenty seven people sustainable clean water! (Most likely – the numbers depend on the specific region, but $65/person is the average.) In 18 months we’ll be provided GPS coordinates and reports, and we can follow along the actual ground work to see how the project is going. Isn’t that amazing?

And a big thank you to all the people who offered prizes to help drive up comments and awareness. They are: R.E. Butler, Lauren Dane, Leslie Dicken, Cecilia Grant, Lynn Raye Harris, Kim in Hawaii, the International Heat authors et al, Samantha Hunter, Crystal Jordan, Yvonne Lindsey,  Sarah Mayberry, Erica Ridley, Sandra Schwab, Shiloh Walker. All winners have been drawn via the rafflecopter widget, and notified. If you’re curious, you can also check out the list of awesome donors here.

I’m so glad we’re done with this – and that there are so many amazing, generous, lovely, caring people in the Romance Community. You all did good!

… I’ll see you next year. 😉

#SMSG12 ARC Giveaways With an Explanation

Hi friends! In about twelve hours, SMSG and all of it’s giveaways will be over! I promise I will never do another “Social Media for Social Good” charity drive for such an extended period. But! I want everyone to do this right. Because you know what? There are giveaways!

This is what you do – find your comment from this post, and hover your mouse over the date time stamp. Like so.

Now, if you have a mac, hold down the “control” button and click. If you have a PC, use your right mouse button and click. Like so.

The link for my comment is: http://www.tartsweet.com/2012/10/27/water-changes-everything/comment-page-39/#comment-8872
See? Once you have the link url copied, you can enter it into the giveaway widget. If you commented a while ago, feel free to just leave a new one instead of digging through trying to find your original one. Nobody will mind.

For our new friends, the post where you’re supposed to comment is right here: Water Changes Everything.

Now here are a few giveaways I’d like to bring to your attention. I do want to note that you do not have to donate in order to enter the giveaways. I just hope that you do. 😉 Any amount counts – even $1, and hey – it’s a charitable donation and thus tax deductible!

The newest that you may not have seen, from Lauren Dane. You might get an ARC of Going Under!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

And another from Shiloh Walker. There is one book giveaway for ever 100 comments… and for ever 500 comments one ARC of Night Blade or The Reunited. a Rafflecopter giveaway

It’s my blog so I can highlight what I want to 😉 you can win either a website review, a 5 chapter beta read, or a bespoke hand painted silk.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

An incredible giveaway from Yvonne Lindsey, an autographed set of the Diamonds Down Under Harlequin Desire series!!! This is what introduced me to most of the Down Under authors! <3 a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can get Sarah Mayberry’s 3 newest SuperRomance books here.

Two people can have a chance to win a R.E. Butler backlist book.

A gift from Kim all related to The Aloha State!

An exciting giveaway from Lynn Raye Harris, with books not readily available..

A complete set of Samantha Hunter’s Berringer books.

An incredible set of prizes from the International Heat authors.

Books from Erica Ridley.

A lovely giveaway from Cecilia Grant.

A special giveaway with more than books from Sandra Schwab.

A giveaway from Crystal Jordan here.

Leslie Dicken is offering some great ebooks too!

All of these giveaways have fabulous odds. Enter! Win! It’s for charity! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments of the Water post, or email me via the contact form.