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Auction ending, Scavenger Hunt beginning!

29 May

A couple of quick notes for today. First, Brenda Novak’s amazing month-long auction to benefit diabetes research is coming to an end on Thursday. Hop over and take a look at the great items still available. You have two more days, don’t miss it! Click on the blue box at the right to see the Kindle Fire loaded with 30 books, including my Mending Fences, on the auction.

Second, I’m participating in the Summer Fun Web Hunt, organized by Night Owl Reviews. It’s a scavenger hunt on the web, and there are AMAZING prizes up for grabs. I’m giving away a $100 Amazon gift card. See? Very cool prizes will be awarded during this promo. Click on the sandy beach box there on the right to get all the details on prizes and participating authors and websites. The fun starts Friday, June 1, and runs through July 15. It’s going to be a blast!

Blog Hop Winners

7 Apr

We had an amazing blog hop this week! 3,000 comments were posted over the course of the hop. I loved all the stories of good birthday memories, but I can’t believe how many incredibly bad birthday stories I read. Yikes!

My blog’s winning comment (as selected by random.org) is: Leigh Savage! She won a $20 Amazon Gift Card, and a paperback copy of my book, Mending Fences. Congratulations!

FYI, the Grand Prize winners for the entire hop were:

Kindle Touch: Teri Matlock, posting on Cari Quin’s blog

$60 Amazon Gift Card: Lisa Walker, posting on Jessica Subject’s blog

Whenever your birthday falls this year, I hope it’s fabulous!

The Wednesday of Impending Doom!

4 Apr

Okay, not really impending doom, but today is the last day of school before Spring Break, when my teens and all their friends will fill up the house, have lightsaber fights in the living room, and consume all the food like locusts. They’ll pile up blankets and pillows all over the TV room floor, layered like sediment with empty chip bags, candy wrappers, and empty soda cans. They’ll fall asleep in the wee hours of the night without turning off whatever horror movie is running, so I’ll eventually have to drag in there and try not to stumble over bodies to shut the system down… Yep, I had it right at the beginning. Impending doooooooom!

I really don’t mind, though. If they’re all here, I know where they are and I know what they’re doing. Always a good thing with teenagers.

Make sure to stop in Thursday or Friday. I’m participating in a 60-author blog hop in honor of paranormal romance author Carrie Ann Ryan’s birthday! Each author is going to talk about birthdays or why they love (or hate) them.

What does that mean for you as a reader? Each author is giving away a prize at their blog AND we’re giving away TWO grand prizes.

  1. A Kindle Touch
  2. A $60 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card

You can comment on each blog and every comment is an entry for the grand prizes! How great is that? The hop begins tomorrow, April 5th, and you have until 11:59PM on the 6th to participate!

Start of a busy week

2 Apr

Ahhh, Mondays. Don’t you just love how they get your week started, get your heart pumping, and your brain moving in anticipation of all the stuff you need to do for the rest of the week? Yeah, I know, not really, but it is nice to get moving on the week and check a bunch of things off my perpetual to-do list.

Already today I’ve dropped off one of the vehicles at the shop for a steering issue which will undoubtedly be exciting to pay for. Taken the fluffball dog to her grooming appointment since she was getting a bit matted. Caught up with a neighbor I adore while chatting in our driveways. Checked my book ranking on Amazon…can’t help it, numbers are addictive.

Still on the docket for today: picking up the fluffball, going to a dental cleaning appointment, picking up a part for the big rear-tine tiller so I can get it running so the Helvetican can prepare the garden, writing, finding my desktop. And that’s just Monday. You should see what the rest of my week has listed.

Oh, by the way, my blog is part of a big, two-day blog hop coming up on Thursday and Friday, celebrating birthdays. There will be a couple of grand prizes for the hop, and I’ll offer a prize of my own here. I’ll post more about it tomorrow.

What does your week look like?

Blog Hop and Prizes You Don’t Want to Miss

12 Mar

Happy Monday! The sun is shining, the skies are blue and clear, and holy cow, it’s the middle of March already?

Okay, time to mark your calendar. Take a look at the green ad to the right there….This Friday, March 16th, we’re having a Blog Hop to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the wearin’ o’ the green! Over 120 authors are going to be talking on their blogs about being Irish, celebrating the day, wearing green, drinking green beer… pretty much anything related to St. Patrick’s Day!

Each author will be giving away a prize, like a swag pack, gift cards, ebooks, print books, and so much more. (I’ll announce my prize on Friday in my blog post.)

PLUS we have TWO Grand Prizes for TWO different winners! *gasp*

Grand Prize 1: Winner’s Choice of a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

Grand Prize 2: Winner’s Choice of a $90 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card

Here’s how you, the reader, can qualify for the Grand Prizes: Come on over to the Blog Hop websites on Friday, March 16th, and comment on as many blogs as you want. The grand prize winners will be chosen at random from the commenters. That means you can comment on EACH blog and give yourself 120 entries for the grand prize!

Sounds great right? Come on over and wear your green and win some prizes!