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New Moon Giveaway

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I am in the mood for a giveaway and I have not done a Freebie Friday in quite a while.  I am excited for the upcoming New Moon movie coming out November 20th so I would like to offer up for this giveaway a copy of New Moon with the new Moon Sweet Tarts!  The perfect accompany to the movie!

To enter leave a comment here with the name of your favorite Twilight Book Series character.

BONUS ENTRIES

For an additional entry Tweet or Blog about this giveaway and let me know here on a separate comment

For two extra entries sign up to receive my blog posts by email (I just put this up on the right sidebar and I am excited about it!) and let me know on a separate comment.

Giveaway is open to USA and Canada.  This giveaway will end at midnight on November 20th.

Good Luck to all!

** If we get to 100 comments I am adding to this giveaway **

Freebie Friday Winner for The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency

Ooh…. I hate being late…. and I am late… really late on this giveaway.  I just now drew for our early September giveaway of The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency book and I am excited to announce our winner is:

drum roll please…

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BRENDA  RUPP!!!

Woo hoo!  Congratulations Brenda!  I have emailed you for your mailing info. :)

** New Freebie Friday coming up yet tonight!

Freebie Friday: The No 1 Ladies Dective Agency

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This giveaway is closed…. winner was drawn on Sept 25 and the winner is Brenda Rupp

Welcome to freebie Fridays, where I post a book for giveaway each week and I annouce a winner the following Friday.This is the first novel in the widely acclaimed series.

A pleasing novel about Mma (aka Precious) Ramotswe, Botswana’s one and only lady private detective. A series of vignettes linked to the establishment and growth of Mma Ramotswe’s “No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency” serve not only to entertain but to explore conditions in Botswana in a way that is both penetrating and light thanks to Smith’s deft touch. Mma Ramotswe’s cases come slowly and hesitantly at first: women who suspect their husbands are cheating on them; a father worried that his daughter is sneaking off to see a boy; a missing child who may have been killed by witchdoctors to make medicine; a doctor who sometimes seems highly competent and sometimes seems to know almost nothing about medicine. The desultory pace is fine, since she has only a detective manual, the frequently cited example of Agatha Christie and her instincts to guide her. Mma Ramotswe’s love of Africa, her wisdom and humor, shine through these pages as she shines her own light on the problems that vex her clients.

For this weeks giveaway:

1)  leave a comment here with the answer to this question:  If you were  a detective… what would you want to be a detective of?  (Feel free to be imaginative and remember, no answer to question, no entry)!

2) I love comments!  Leave a comment on another post (non giveaway post) and earn a second chance for this book

3) You know… I really really love comments so for a third chance, leave another non giveaway comment on a post and I will add another entry

4)  Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me a link here for yet another chance!

Have fun!  :)


Winner Of Mona Lisa Craving!

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Before I left for the cabin this morning I pulled our winner using random.org. for the book

Mona Lisa Craving

Our winner is:

winner Dave

Congratulations!!!

Winners are notified by email.

I am out of town until late on Sunday… I am “Sheila unplugged” for the weekend at our cabin, however this leaves a great opportunity for reading time!  :) I will catch up with responding to comments upon my return!

Oh and for the record…. one person guessed my middle name right…  nice job Ryan!  It is Ann.

Freebie Friday: Mona Lisa Craving by Sunny

**This giveaway is closed…  winner is announced afternoon of Sept. 4.  Thanks you to all who entered.  :)  Please watch each Friday for the next Freebie Friday Giveaway!

I received this book from Amazon a little over a year ago by mistake.  What I had ordered was a book called Tough Choices: A Memoir, what I received was this book.  The sticky label over the UPC on the back is the Tough Choices one and therefore the mix up.  Upon contacting Amazon they sent me the correction and let me keep this book.

monalisacraving200x300From the time she was an orphan child, Mona Lisa knew she was different—but she never knew how different. As daughter of the Mixed-Blood of the Monère, she has arrived to rule a new domain in the Louisiana Bayou. Now, under the full moon, she’s feeling a new and uncontrollable surge—and an instinctive new craving…

Dante, the warrior son of a healer, was cursed by the high priestess to endure a never-ending cycle of life and death, born and reborn into an ever-diminishing bloodline. Someone shares one of his past lives. Her name was Mona Lyria. Back then, on the moon in another world, she was his victim. Today, she is Mona Lisa. This time, she is his savior. Dante’s wish is to die by her hands to end his cursed existence. But she feels fate has given them both a second chance. For even stronger than her craving for blood is her craving for what every Monère female desires, and needs…to bear life. Now she has found her mate. But with this blessing could come a new curse under the shadow of a new moon.

This book is brand new.  Here is how to enter this giveaway!

1)  Leave a comment here if you had your choice to be a vampire, werewolf, zombie, or sea monster… what would you be and why?

2) Earn an extra entry by tweeting or blogging about this giveaway and on a separate comment leave the link here

3) For a third entry… make a guess on what you think my middle name is ;)

That’s it!  This giveaway is open to USA and Canada.  No po box numbers.

Giveaway ends next Friday, September 4

Have fun my friendly vampires,werewolves, zombies, and sea monsters!

Freebie Friday: Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards

This giveaway is closed:  Winner is Nancye Davis.  Congratulations!!!

For Freebie Friday I usually try to pick a book that has something to do with the season we are in, or current world happenings… but today… well today… I chose this book because it is a good read and I have an extra copy that needs a good home.  :)

Todays Freebie Friday is The Memory Keepers daughter by Kim Edwards.

T his stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to memory keeperdeliver his own twins.
His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome. For motives he tells himself are good, he makes a split-second decision that will haunt all their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child as her own. Compulsively readable and deeply moving, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is a brilliantly crafted story of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love.

This weeks giveaway starts right now!  To enter:

1.  Leave a comment here about how the above information on this book makes you feel.  If you have read this book and if you have not, the above paragraph is quite powerful and really sets the mood for this book to begin…

2.  For a bonus entry, blog or tweet about this giveaway and on a separate comment, leave the link here.

Thats it!  US entrants only please and be sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner.  No PO boxes may be used for delivery.

This giveaway will end next Friday, August 28.

Good luck!!! ♣

Freebie Friday: The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

This giveaway is closed – the winner was drawn on August 14:  The winner is AMY

Thank you!  :)

Seems like I have seen something about Philippa Gregory all over the blogs lately.  With her new release coming soon of The White Queen, I thought it would be fun to offer this weeks Freebie Friday as another great read from her:

The Constant Princess

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As youngest daughter to the Spanish monarchs and crusaders King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, Catalina, princess of Wales and of Spain, was promised to the English Prince Arthur when she was three. She leaves Spain at 15 to fulfill her destiny as queen of England, where she finds true love with Arthur (after some initial sourness) as they plot the future of their kingdom together. Arthur dies young, however, leaving Catalina a widow and ineligible for the throne. Before his death, he extracts a promise from his wife to marry his younger brother Henry in order to become queen anyway, have children and rule as they had planned, a situation that can only be if Catalina denies that Arthur was ever her lover.

How can you enter?

1. Leave a comment here and your favorite historical person

2.  Tweet or blog about this giveaway and put the link in your separate comment

3.  Follow this blog (RSS is upper left) and leave me a comment saying you do.

That’s it.  Game on!

Freebie Friday: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Giveaway now closed…. Our winner on August 7 was WANDA!!!!!!

Thanks everyone for playing ;)

It’s Summer.  My favorite season!  In honor of Summer and all the movies recently that have come from books, I offer this weeks Freebie Friday as:

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Kidd Monk.

secret life of beesSet in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping.

I recently learned at a festival where they had bees displayed in hives working the honey like nobody’s “beesness” (lol) that a bee in their lifetime will only produce one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey.   Not a typo.  That’s it.

So now knowing this…. here is how you can enter to win this great book! AND to sweeten the pot (LOL I am on a roll today!) I will add a jar of honey to this giveaway.

1.  Leave a comment here with an interesting insect fact or a comment about an insect incident you have had… (wow – say that fast….)

2.  Blog tweet or shout from the rooftop about this giveaway and leave link here in a separate comment (oh, if you go for the shout from the rooftop, that is going to require a picture!)

3.  For any comments you make during this week on any of my other posts (starting today thru next Friday) you will receive one extra chance to win per comment)  *You must have the original comment (#1) here first to qualify for this one.

US only entrants please and no po box numbers.  Be sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner.

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This giveaway will end Friday August 7.

Oh – Have fun!  ;)

Freebie Friday: The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks

This weeks Freebie Friday is a wonderful July romance in honor of my anniversary this weekend….  weddingThe Wedding by Nicholas Sparks.

The WEDDING

After thirty years, Wilson Lewis is forced to face a painful truth: the romance has gone out of his marriage. His wife, Jane, has fallen out of love with him, and it is entirely his fault.

Despite the shining example of his in-laws, Noah and Allie Calhoun, and their fifty-year love affair (originally recounted in The Notebook), Wilson himself is a man unable to express his true feelings. He has spent too little time at home and too much at the office, leaving the responsibility of raising their children to Jane. Now his daughter is about to marry, and his wife is thinking about leaving him. But if Wilson is sure of anything, it is this: his love for Jane has only grown over the years, and he will do everything he can to save their marriage.

With the memories of Noah and Allie’s inspiring life together as his guide, he vows to find a way to make his wife fall in love with him. . . all over again.

In this powerfully moving tale of love lost, rediscovered, and renewed, Nicholas Sparks once again brings readers his unique insight into the only emotion that ultimately really matters.

I have a girls weekend next weekend and will be leaving town Thursday evening so this giveaway will end next Thursday July 23.  I will also post the next Freebie Friday on the 23rd.

So – how to get your hands on this delightful book that oozes sparks at his best?

1)  Comment here with what you consider to be a wonderful wedding gift.

2) On a separate comment earn 2 extra chances by blogging or twittering this giveaway)

3) If you follow me a 4th entry( the follow link is at the top of the page where it says entries RSS – I know its weird but I haven’t figured out how to make a follow link work on wordpress)

US only please for entries.  No Po boxes.  Be sure to leave me a way to contact you in the event that you are the winner. 

Last weeks giveaway is still going at this time for The Beach House by Jane Green… winner will be announced later tonight.

Ready?  Set?  Go!!!


Winner Announced For Last Weeks Freebie Friday….

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Congratulations to Sharon Walling, the winner of Jordan’s Crossing by Randall Arthur!  Sharon wa s the winning comment for The Freebie Friday Giveaway!


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