Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Year's Book Giveaway Blog Hop

Welcome to the year of writing dangerously!
I'm pleased to be participating in the giveaway blog hop, which is hosted by "I Am a Reader, Not a Writer" blog and Bab's Book Bistro (don't you just love that name? A lot of alliteration. I love it. Say it three times fast)

Here's the 4-1-1 and tips on how you can WIN free stuff.
First, everyone who leaves a comment on this blog will get a coupon code for a FREE electronic copy of my latest novel, "Ten Thousand New Year's Eves" (what better for the new year?) You can read a bit more about it--including a sample chapter--- here.

Second, all of those who leave a comment will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE hardcover copy of "Traveling Light" by Max Lucado OR "Love" by Toni Morrison. (winner's choice). I am giving the winner a choice because, in the interest of full disclosure, "Traveling Light" is a religious book. I love Max Lucado (particularly his "Applause of Heaven") and while I make no apologies for my beliefs, I do NOT want anyone to think they were being "back-door evangelized," so if you'd prefer (or if you've already read the Lucado book) you can have a hardcover copy of "Love" by Toni Morrison. I think both authors write with an intense sense of imagery and emotion---so please feel free to pick the one you wish. (Though please be aware that the Morrison book is PG-13).

Not trying to offend anyone, just keeping it real.

PLUS if you've happened to land here on or before the 30th, you've got a special treat....right now my first novel, "Saint Jude," (which is about a young adult with bipolar disorder) is FREE on Amazon throughout December 30. It's a part of some promo thing I'm working on, so if you want to get a free copy for your Kindle, just click here and (hopefully) enjoy!

So in short:
1. Leave a comment to get a FREE e-copy of "Ten Thousand New Year's Eves"
2. When you leave a comment, please leave your e-mail addy OR, if you prefer to send it privately, you can send it to me at
3. All those who comment will be placed in a drawing to win a hardcover book: either "Traveling Light" by Max Lucado OR "Love" by Toni Morrison (winner's choice).
4. I will post a video of me drawing the name of the winner from a hat (I know it's hokey, but I love the theatrical) .
5. I will contact that winner via e-mail to get his/her snail mail addy and send the book of his/her choice.

Also, I do NOT send your e-mails, addresses, etc. to some kind of spam list, because 1) that is just not cool 2) I wouldn't know how to do that anyway and 3) that is totally rude. the sample chapter of my "Ten Thousand New Year's Eves" right here if you want to see if it's your cup of tea (I've had a blast writing it and I really do think you'll enjoy it). Hang around a bit. I'll talk about some of my favorite characters I created for the book, and I'll talk to you about HOW I came up with the characters.  So have some coffee. Have fun. Chill out. Follow my blog because I'm insecure and need validation...
But last, and CERTAINLY not least, PLEASE visit the other blogs on this list to get other chances to win cool free stuff.
And on behalf of writers everywhere---thank you. Writing can be a solitary profession, and it's great to connect with readers.


billie said...

I already have all your books but stopped by to say Happy New Year and to say thanks for the great reads you've put into the world!

dawn said...

You are so incredibly sweet. And cool.
And hey, you've put some pretty darn cool books out into the world yourself ( if any commenters want to check it out)
I am very excited about the year 2012 and what it brings for your magical pony school!

One Happy Family said...

How cool! Count me in. leccalave at yahoo dot com

Joy Keeney said...

Awesome giveaway!!!

Happy New Year!!


dawn said...

@One happy family--- your photo there is way above the legal limit for cute. I love it.
@Joy glad to have you at the Year of Writing Dangerously!

Brittney Williams said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win a cool giveaway!
Happy New Years!

SavingsInSeconds said...

I love that you are giving away a Max Lucado book. He's one of my favorite authors! My email is dedezoomsalot @

Also, thanks for the heads-up on your Kindle book....I posted about it on my blog :)

Candie L said...

I love Max Lucado. Thank you very much for your generosity. Have a great 2012. Thank you


Jack Colton said...

You Rock. Happy New Year.I hope to see you in 2012. Looking at my chandelier and thinking about you!

Lisa ~ Bookworm Lisa said...

Taking a video of you pulling a name should be fun. Happy New Year!

lisaisabookworm @gmail dot com

Holly said...

Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!

hhollyhal at gmail dot com

Mickey @ imabookshark said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!
imabookshark AT yahoo DOT com

Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a very interesting story. One that I would love to read.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

BookAttict said...

Thanks for the giveaway & have a Happy New Year!

elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Dawn Wilson said...

Wow, wow, wow.
Thanks so much everyone for commenting....
As of 5:16 EST today (1-1-12), I have e-mailed coupon codes to all commenters---if you did NOT get one, then just e-mail me at

And cool to find so many Max Lucado fans. I really enjoy his work.
Happy New Year.

Red said...

what a great giveaway. loved your write up. set me on a little giggle and got me a good "woman, what is your problem??" glare from the cat.


Hope you had a great new years!

SiNn said...

ty for the chance! ur a new to me author too

hhkaufman78 said...

ncprincess96 at yahoo dot com

mamabunny13 said...

I would love a FREE e-copy of "Ten Thousand New Year's Eves"! I wish I would have gotten here by 12/30 :(
Thanks bunches!
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

geschumann said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Happy New Year! Gloria

geschumann at live dot com

jcwega27 said...

great giveaway

Anonymous said...

Count me in please!

-Britt T.


I.S. said...

Thank you for your generosity and ave a wonderful year! ^.^

Leigh Ann @ The (Mis)Adventures of a College Book Addict said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Judy said...

Thanks for your giveaway. Either of the two books I would enjoy in different ways.


Helen said...

Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!
helldog3 at

ruthhill74 said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!

dawn said...

Thanks for all the GREAT comments...I'm going to send out the coupons today (Jan. 3) after work...
but don't leave me....;you'll want to check out my blog later this week when I continue the saga of my sister's Evil Cat (who was actually nice to me at Christmas. Evidently the Mayans were right and 2012 is the end of the world....)

Tiffany said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I hope it's still open. You have lots of great stuff.

AshleyS said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the great giveaway! :) I follow your blog gfc and am excited to be a part of it!


Robin Blankenship said...

Thank you that is very cool

GFC Follower as Robin bLankenship

dawn said...

Not too late yet!
I'm going to do the video drawing tomorrow (Jan. 4) after I get off work. I'm putting up a "test" video tonight to be sure my computer / blogger behaves.
Thanks for the new follows...

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