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Thursday, February 4, 2010
Some Catching Up To Do
Does life sometimes throw a few twists and turns your way causing you to get off balance?
If so, then welcome to my world. Off balance seems to be a normal state for me lately. Today, I'm sort of playing "catch up" with a few things that I have let slip by and then hopefully get back on track later this week. And no, the photo (to the right) has nothing to do with this post. I just thought it was eye catching. :)
I've been honored with a number of blog awards in recent weeks and I plan to give that special attention in a few days. I don't want the blogs that passed the awards on to me to think I don't appreciate them, because I really do. I'd just like to say a proper "Thank You" later rather than a quick one now.
Today's post will be a rambling - a little of this and a little of that. First on the agenda is the music. I'm sure you've noticed that it doesn't start playing as soon as the blog opens up. I decided to be different this month and offer the music, but only if you want to click on it to listen. I'm not sure which way is best. I'm hoping that those who visit here will let me know which way they prefer. Please let me know - automatically on or turn it on if you want it.
Next on the agenda is giveaway winners. The contest for "Countess of Scandal" and "Dare to Surrender" ended Wednesday evening, Feb. 3. Thanks to Anna and the people of the Hachette Book Group there are five lucky winners for each contest.
The winners of "Countess of Scandal" are G.S. M. of Houston, Texas; Ann C. of Sious Falls, SD; Sue A. of San Francisco, CA; Anita Y. of Barnesville, GA; and Lori S. of Brainerd, MN. Congratulations.
The winners of "Dare to Surrender" are Eve D. of Centreville, VA; Jung J. of Vancover, B.C.; Wanda B. of Winnipeg, Manitoba; Beth M. of South Amboy, NJ; and Anita Y. of Barnesville, GA. Congratulations.
Jennifer Stanley's giveaway for one copy of her latest book, "Stirring Up Strife" ended Wednesday night as well. The winner is L. Diane Wolfe. Congratulations Diane, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address so I can forward it to have your book shipped.
Elizabeth Spann Craig's giveaway for one copy of her book, "Pretty Is as Pretty Dies" ended recently. The winner was Esme C. of Costa Mesa, CA. Congratulations.
Another giveaway is underway. The "Ecstasy Unveiled" blog tour is running through Feb. 7 and author Larissa Lone will be guest blogging here on Sunday, Feb. 7.
Thanks to Anna and the folks at the Hachette Book Group, I have five copies of the book to giveaway. The giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only and no p.o. boxes accepted. The giveaway ends Sunday, Feb. 5. Send an email to me at email@example.com with "Win Ecstasy" in the subject line and include your name and address in the e-mail.
I also have a number of wonderful authors lined up for guest post in the coming days. Those include: Carla Buckley on Friday, Feb. 5; Larissa Lone on Sunday, Feb. 7; Angela Henry on Monday, Feb. 8; Ogo Ogbata on Tuesday, Feb. 9; Vincent Zandri on Wednesday, Feb. 10; and Heather Webber on Thursday, Feb. 11. That's just a few of the great authors stopping by to tell about their latest book releases and give some insight into their writings.
I know I've had quite a few authors guest blogging here lately and I greatly appreciate them doing that. There are so many great books coming out, I just want to share information on all that I can. I also have a number of book reviews lined up in the coming days. Be sure to check out the other giveaways posted on the sidebar.
How's your week going? Is the crazy weather causing any delays or problems for you? General Lee (the South's ground hog) predicts spring is just around the corner for us. I'm hoping he's right and warm sunshine will soon be here to stay. Have a great Thursday, comment and come back often!
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Hi, I'm Mason Canyon and I love reading and that is why I do reviews. I post them here, as well as several other sites such as Goodreads, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you are an author who would like for me to review your book or you would like to guest blog here, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org These reviews are done for the love of a good book, not for monetary rewards.