Saturday, February 13, 2010

Books and Winners

Are you tired of snow?

I started to post a photo of the snow we had yesterday, but I didn't make it so maybe later. We got 3 inches even though the weatherman had predicted only a dusting to one inch. Last night the weatherman said every state had snow. Way too much snow. Okay, now on to important stuff - books, books and winners.

I had a number of giveaways that deadlined recently. First up are two giveaways that were given by authors recently guest blogging here.

Corra of from the desk of a writer is the winner of Julie Hyzy's book giveaway. Corra has a choice of "State of the Onion" or "Hail to the Chef." Corra send me an e-mail with your mailing address and choice of book. Congratulations.
Margot of Confessions of a Mystery Novelist ... is the winner of Lori Foster's package giveaway. The package includes a t-shirt, note book (with a book cover on it), a magnet, a key chain, and a pen. Margot send me an e-mail with your mailing address. Congratulations.

The giveaway deadline ended for the audio book "I Am Ozzy." The winners include: Ingrid K. of Herndon, VA; Carol K. of Schertz, TX; Cheryl K. of Gilberts, IL; Wanda B. of Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Rebecca G. of Fayetteville, TN.

The winners of the audio book "Marriage and Other Acts of Charity" include: Kathleen H. of Loveland, CO; Wanda B. of Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Joyce S. of Conroe, TX.

The winners of the audio book "The Swan Thieves" include: Cheryl K. of Gilberts, IL; Rebecca G. of Fayetteville, TN; Ann C. of Sioux Falls, SD; Carol K. of Schertz, TX; and Kathleen H. of Loveland, CO.

The winners of the audio book "The Unnamed" include: Eve D. of Centreville, VA; Nichole S. of Enderby, BC; Sara M. of Oceanside, CA; Beth M. of South Amboy, NJ; and Sheila K. of Coral Springs, FL.

The winners of the audio book "Absolute Power" include: Kathleen H. of Loveland, CO; Carol K. of Schertz, TX; Cheryl K. of Gilberts, IL; Sheila K. of Coral Springs, FL; and Beth M. of South Amboy, NJ.

The winners of the book "Who Owns The World" include: G.S. M. of Houston, TX; Nicole S. of Enderby, B.C.; and Anita Y. of Barnesville, GA.

Congratulations to all these winners. Thanks to everyone for entering the contest.

Now for a new giveaway. Thanks to Anna and the folks at Hachette Book Group I have five copies of "The Moon Looked Down" by Dorothy Garlock (ISBN: 9780446616089). The giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents only, and no post office boxes allowed. To enter this contest, send an e-mail with "Win The Moon" in the subject line and include your name and mailing address in the body of the e-mail. The contest will end on March 15.

Here's a brief synopsis of the book:

The new Americana romance from bestselling author Dorothy Garlock, this time set against the backdrop of World War II. Sophie Heller's family immigrated from Germany to Victory, a small town in Illinois, before World War II began. Now that the war has affected the town, the townspeople discriminate against Sophie and her family. When a train derails, it is an accident but the Heller family is blamed. Coming to Sophie's rescue is a teacher from the high school, and despite their cultural differences, a romance starts to bloom.

You'll notice a new widget on the sidebar for "The Bride Collector" by Ted Dekker. Ted's tour begins Feb. 12 and runs through April 12. "The Bride Collector" will be featured here on Feb. 26.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend despite the snow.


  1. Mason - Thank you for having so many exciting authors, and of course, I am so excited that I was chosen as a winner !!! I truly appreciate it. I have to say I've learned so much from "meeting" the guests you've had : ).

  2. I'm so excited that I won! Thanks, Mason!

    And yes, I am very very tired of snow. And there's more coming our way on Monday, sigh.

  3. That'll put a smile on the snowbound people's faces!

    No more snow! No more snow! No...

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  4. Thanks, Mason. I love these giveaways!

  5. Congrats to all the winners - wow! You've got great give-aways, Mason :)

  6. I'm tired of snow and we haven't had as much as usual this year.


    I'd love to win the moon. :-D


  7. Margot, congratulations on your win. And, thank you for your kind words about the blog.

    Esme, thanks for dropping by.

    Ingrid, congratulations on your win. I am so looking forward to warm weather. We have a chance of more snow too.

    Elizabeth, I know I'm terrible. I can't help it. I'm so cold natured just the thought of snow I freeze. :)

    Carol, I've several other giveaways coming in the next few days. Be sure to check those out too.

    Jemi, thanks to the Hachette Book Group I've had some really good books. I especially love giving the audio books.

    Mary, thanks for entering. I'm with you on being tired of snow. Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day too.

  8. You are welcome-I get frustrated when I forget where I saw something.

  9. Thank you, Mason and Julie - and congrats to all the winners!

    I've just sent the email. :)


    from the desk of a writer


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