Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Weekend & A Giveaway

It’s the weekend - time to get caught up and organized.

Okay, so I’m only half right. It is Saturday and the weekend. However, there’s no way to get caught up and as for being organized....I can’t remember where I put my list of what needs to be done and in what order to do them.

Thought I’d share a photo of some beautiful spring flowers blooming in the yard to give some color to the post. Now I’ve got a WONDERFUL GIVEAWAY to tell you about and a number of giveaway winners to announce.

We are a little over a week away from celebrating Mother’s Day and with that in mind, the Romance Forever section of the Hachette Book Group is sponsoring a great giveaway for six Forever Romance titles.
The giveaway is for all six titles. I have three sets to giveaway and the deadline to enter is 8 p.m. (EST) Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 9). It’s open to U.S. and Canadian residents only and no post office box address can be accepted. To enter, simple send me an e-mail ( with "Win Mother’s Day Giveaway" in the subject line and include your name and mailing address in the body of the e-mail.

These are the six books included in each of the giveaway set: 

By R.C. Ryan
ISBN 9780446548632, Mass Market, US$6.99/CAN$8.99
By Paula Quinn
ISBN 9780446552387, Mass Market, US$6.99/CAN$8.99
By Robin Wells
ISBN 9780446555982, Mass Market, US$6.99/CAN$8.99
By Robyn DeHart
ISBN 9780446541978, Mass Market, US$6.99/CAN$8.99
By Margaret Mallory
ISBN 9780446559867, Mass Market, US$6.99/CAN$8.99
By Cara Elliott
ISBN 9780446541312, Mass Market, US$6.99/CAN$8.99

Now, time to announce some winners from previous giveaways. These giveaways ended a short time back, but this is the first chance I’ve had to post the winners.

FOXY by Pam Grier - Darcie K. of MI, Ann R. of MS, and Janel G. of MI.
SEXAHOLICS by Pynk - Cheryl K. of IL, Mary T. of MI, Colleen T. of FL, Janel G. of MI, and Tabathia B. of NC.
ALEX CROSS’S TRIAL by James Patterson - Karin A. of MN, Mary T. of MI, and Carol M. of PA.
STAY A LITTLE LONGER by Dorothy Garlock - Sharon B. of NM, Neljo M. of TN, Heather J. of FL, Sue M. of CO, and Eleanor H. of PA.
FORBIDDEN PASSION by Rita Herron - G. M. of TX, Sue A. of CA, Christy H. of UT, Elaine G. of Canada, and Donna S. of MO.

Congratulations to all the winners and a special thanks to everyone who entered. There will be a number of new giveaways coming in the next couple of weeks. Be sure to check them out.

This is a short and sweet post today. My only excuse is that yesterday was a long work day and as usual I didn’t prepare an insightful post ahead of time. Just hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday. Spend some time during what you love. Take an hour to yourself and just read for pleasure. See ya tomorrow for Sunday Salon and book reviews.


  1. Wow, how lucky is this? My first time here and there's a giveaway!

    Looks like a fun blog--looking forward to your next post!

  2. What a great giveaway, Mason! I'll watch with envy from the UK (we had Mothers' Day back in March, anyway).

    Have a great weekend!

  3. MissV, so glad you found us and hope you enjoy coming back often.

    Talli, sorry you can't enter the contest. It's always interesting to see when other countries celebrate the same holidays. I always wonder why the difference.

  4. Mason - I wonder what it is about spring that makes so many people want to get organized..... Those flowers are beautiful, and thanks for the news about the giveaway!

  5. What a beautiful colored flower - ours aren't in full bloom here in the midwest - thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway
    msboatgal at

  6. Lovely flowers! I like the way you color-coordinated them with the Mother's day Romance giveaway!

    Speaking of giveaways--THANKS for having them and I appreciate having WON! YAY!

    And, since I'm a mother and a grandmother and love to read, I've entered the latest one. :-D

  7. Great give-away! Congrats to all the winners. Enjoy the weekend :)

  8. Mason, the flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them with us. Nice giveaway. Have a good weekend and do something nice for yourself!! :-)

  9. Margot, I wonder about spring cleaning too. Maybe it's because in the winter we don't do that much and we just have excess energy stored up.

    Scottsgal, most of our flowers are beginning to bloom and that's one reason I love spring - the wonderful colors.

    Mary, I honestly didn't think about the colors when I selected the photo. It was just a bright, happy color. Thanks.

    Jemi, thanks and hope you enjoy the weekend too.

    Kay, thanks. Wish I could take credit for the flowers, but my MIL has the green thumb. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy some time for yourself too.

  10. a fabulous giveaway...enjoy your weekend :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  11. Congratulations to all the winners! I don't know how you keep up with all these giveaways, Mason. You are amazing.

    Ignore any passing thunderstorms and have a magnificent weekend!


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