Valentines Day Contest

Edit: Entries now close, my husband will announce the winners today

I went out to coffee with some book bloggers this morning. So of course that meant hitting up the local indie bookshop. I bought a really cool valentines book and got some Maximum Ride Swag to give away. Also I am including three lovely romances from my own stash of books. (Trust me I am a hoarder it was hard to part.)

All you have to do is write me a love letter in my comments using a set of words I will provide for you. The most creative as judged by my husband will win the prize pack.

Word (Phrase) list:
Liquor Store, Panties, Book, Pick Axe, Spongebob Squarepants, Twitter, Wal-Mart

So get going on those letters, post them here in the comments and please tweet this!
How to Date a Vampire, Free preview of Maximum Ride novel Fang, Fang Tattoo, Knights Angel by Ronda Melendez, Tears of Pearl by Tasha Alexander, A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb.

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UPDATE: And the winner is:
Our winner is Shesten (I Heart Monster). Short, sweet and very funny.

We also decided to have a runner-up because the decision was not easy. Runner-up is Catherine for her love letter to the Liquor store. Catherine wins a copy of ‘How to Date a Vampire’.

Congratulations to the both of you and thanks for participating!
– Marco

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13 Responses so far

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    To my dearest love,

    Tonight on Valentines Day I will wear my special Spongebob Squarepants Panties from Wal-Mart and we will enjoy the wonderful wine I purchased at the Liquor Store. To express my love, I will Twitter “I Love You” every half an hour we are together and read you sexy lines from the book “Twilight”. And last but not least, I will need a pick ax…

    Your honey bear.

    PS.- I was kidding about the ax……
    P.P.S.- Tweeted

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    My beloved Liquor Store,

    Of all the important people in my life, you are the one I love most. Yes, I’m aware that you are not exactly a person, but in my mind you are just as important as anyone could be. And in many ways you are better than people.

    You never judge me for lacking ambition, for not wanting to rise above being just a Wal-Mart employee, for spending all my time on twitter instead of opening up a book, you don’t make me ask if your Spongebob Squarepants panties make you look cute or fat.

    I can trust you never to hurt me like all the others. In fact, you are the one I go to when I feel sad, or want to celebrate, or just need a drink, like I did after that crazy guy came at me and my car with a pick axe.

    I do not want to quit you, ever. As Meat Loaf said, “I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that”.

    Forever yours,

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    Dear Pam,

    As soon as I saw you in the liquor store, I knew it was love. A six-pack of Pabst’s Blue Ribbon in hand, your panties were in a twist because the sales clerk kept watching Spongebob Squarepants and laughing like an idiot instead of ringing up your purchase. I could tell you were about to apply a pick-ax to his head, so I said, “You can get that cheaper at Wal-mart.” Abandoning your beer, we headed to Wal-Mart. After you picked up your PBR, I headed hopefully in the direction of the book section. When you grabbed a copy of The Vampire Diaries, I knew my instincts hadn’t steered me wrong. I asked you if you wanted to come back to my place and we checked out twitter from our respective phones for the rest of the evening. Best night of my life! ;)

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    Liquor Store, Panties, Book, Pick Axe, Spongebob Squarepants, Twitter, Wal-Mart

    My little Spongebob Squarepants,

    My heart is all a-Twitter (just check out my page to see what I mean) about my trip to the Liquor Store where the hottest sales clerk asked me for my Panties. He said that it would make his Valentine’s Day to go out and not have to Pick Axe his neighbor. He’s trying out a new anger management program, and I walked in at the right moment. I’m so glad I didn’t go to Wal-Mart to buy Books, like I’d planned.

    Always yours,
    Patrick Star

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    A Very Maritime Canadian Valentine

    Me Lover

    After a harrowing day down in The Pit making a living with my pick axe, I headed to Walmart for some new panties and a book on changing careers. While looking at some real lacy bloomers, I heard a voice behind me, “They’d look real good on ya, wha?” I turned, ready to put the pucks to ya, when I saw the DVD of the Trailer Park Boys in your hand. I says, “Hey b’y, let’s get a 2-4 at the liquor store then head back to my place.” Your eyes, as yellow as Spongebob Squarepants, lit up. I knew then that you’d spend the rest of your life collecting UI and talking to friends on Twitter while drinking beer on my couch. I don’t mind really.

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    To my favorite pair of panties,

    I wish you all the booze in my liquor store. I originally got you a book from Wal-mart of love poems…but,well it made puke, so I took my mother’s pick-ax and chopped it up. Tell me, have you ever seen my mother actually use the ax? Oh wait now I remember it was when she hacked the computer to death when I wouldn’t stop watching Spongebob at age 10. Aahh good times,goodtimes. Oh Mom said she loves you too. That’s a bit wierd. But you know I luv you that most.

    Always your loving girl,
    Katie <3

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    Katie! You missed the word Twitter.

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    My Darling Valentine,

    As I hurried through the town of Pick-Axe, past the Wal-Mart where we first met, I found my body in a quiver, my heart all a twitter as I rushed back hoping to find your arms. Missing you all the more. To have you write your book of love in my heart, body earning to be with you, panties the only thing between your love and mine, hearts beating as one. I fell for you that day, no liquor store could have a wine as fine as your kisses upon my lips, drunk on the nectar of our love. Remember that time we watched Spongebob Squarepants together and he professed his love to Sandy Cheeks? Remember how we lay together, loving, touching, laughing. If only we could have that again, to be one, together. If only…. My Darling Valentine…. One day we’ll be together again. But for now, I have my dreams and I’ll continue to exist until we can be together again.

    All My Love, My Darling


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    LOL, tweeted!

    Dottie :)

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    I’ll never forget the moment we first met. Who would have thought that I would bump into the love of my life as I was leaving the liquor store and you were reading a book. At that moment I realized you were beautiful and intelligent.
    If you had not agreed to go out with me it would have been like a pick axe throught the heart. A killing blow.
    I feel so blessed to have created beautiful and loving children with you, even if we spend more time watching Spongebob Squarepants than
    adult entertainment.
    I vow this year not to complain of all the frequent Wal-Mart trip requests on my way home from work. And, I promise to Twitter everyday that I love you.
    I ask nothing from you on Valentine’s day except that you wear those red silk panties, because you in them is the only present I need.
    Your loving husband

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    Dear Twitter,

    I love you because I can communicate with other humans while I’m in my panties. I love that I can follow Wal-Mart’s updates to find great deals online. I love that my local drive-thru liquor store tweets about its customers and their quirks. I love that I can always find a good book recommendation from my tweeps. I love that I can watch Spongebob Squarepants and tweet about it to find and meet like-minded tweeple because of you. I love that feeling of jealousy that arises when I see that whale and how I want to take a pick axe to whoever gets to use you when I don’t. For all of these reasons and more, dear Twitter, won’t you be my Valentine?


    I Heart Monster

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    To My Most Beloved,
    I often find myself crossing that line which separates memories and present moments as I think of the times that I’ve been fortunate enough to spend with you. And on this day, the day when it seems that the whole world has only two hues, crimson and white, I keep going back to the memory of how we first met, and reliving it over and over again. I had just parked my car that brisk, sunny day and was on my way to buy some movies from Walmart when I laid eyes upon you, the most radiant woman I’d ever seen. Your glowing skin and graceful frame caught my attention before my heart had a chance to beat a second painful time, but what I’ll never forget about that day was your somber smile as we made eye contact for the first time. You were standing outside the Liquor Store next door so nonchalantly with a book full of Spongebob Squarepants quotes [which i soon found out to be your guily pleasure besides Victoria's Secret panties ;) ] and a Sierra Mist, but I knew that something was wrong. Only a minute ago we were complete strangers but already I felt an overwhelming urge to hold you in my arms and protect you from your woes. As I left my car and walked in your direction I knew I would use any excuse just to meet you and so let’s just say that I couldn’t help but fall “head over heels” for you. I landed somewhat conveniently face first on the pavement only a few feet away from you and that was when I first heard your velvet voice full of concern. I tried to shrug off the embarrasing moment by making a joke of it, saying that if I were in a horror movie I’d be the first one that the psycho with the pick axe would kill due to my horrible clumbsiness and after you laughed I knew that we could be something special. After introducing myself I asked why you were standing here all alone and somewhat reluctantly you admitted that you had been stood up again by your douche ex. The dissapointment on your face, and the subtle shade of embarassment in your eyes sparked an anger within me towards this person who took you so forgranted. Wanting to cheer you up, and also wanting to play this to my advantage, I invited you to a spontanous dinner at the pizza parlor across the street and I guess you must’ve had a soft spot for me already because you accepted. My love, meeting you that day was the best thing that has ever happened to me. In this age of technology I could be like all the other people on Twitter and Facebook and Mysapce and post a note about how much I love you but that would never do. I even feel like this letter could never fully explain how much I adore and care for you, how much I miss your smlie when your away on business trips, how much I need your laughter to brighten up my days. Imagining our life together in the future, reminiscing on our adventures together in the past, and being completely absorbed by the moments we share together in the present leave me speechless and in awe of what a beautiful thing love can be. You will always be my sunshine in the darkest of storms and I want you to know that there is nothing in the world that I would rather have than you by my side[...well maybe a krabby patty hahaha just kidding darling <3] and don't you ever forget it.
    With so much love it hurts,

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    well, congrats! that was a nice contest, o_O i would like to be more creative, the letter was great!

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