Monday, November 3, 2008

Win a Customized Burp Cloth!

A working blogging mommy

At A Working Blogging Mommy, you can win a customized burp cloth from a silken thread. Contest ends 11/12/08 at midnight and the winner will be selected randomly.
c

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Haunted Bloggy Carnival at Bitten by Books!

http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=1526

Haunted Bloggy Carnival is Here! Over $3865.00 In Prizes! International Too!
Review by Rachel
Categories: Contests, Site News

Welcome to the Bitten by Books Haunted Bloggy Carnival Spooktacular event! The carnival starts at 8:00 am Central time October 27th ALL WEEK and ends on November 2nd at 11:59 pm Pacific time. Comments will be enabled at that time so you won’t be able to post until then.

The winners will be contacted and announced sometime the week of the 3rd. You will have to give us some time to sort through all of the hundreds of entries. Thanks for your patience on this.

Hang on to your seats and keyboards because we have a line up of prize contributions like we have never seen before. Right now we have over $3865.00 in prizes up for grabs!! AND another $2330.00 in prizes at our sister site Weird Stuff In My Desk! Check those prizes out here: http://weirdstuffinmydesk.com/?p=176. If we don’t have enough prizes for your blood, remember to visit all of the other participating blogs at the main Bloggy Carnival page here.

Keep checking back here, because the list will GROW eerily larger as more companies join in on the Haunted Blog Carnival fun! If you would like to contribute a prize and promote your books or business, please email us through our CONTACT FORM.

Now I bet you are wondering just how you can win some of this spectacular loot! There are a TON of ways to win. Do to different states laws you MUST be 18 to enter. You do NOT have to have a blog to participate.

OH!! and if you like FREE STUFF, be sure to stop by our Freebies Page!

****************************************************

CONTEST INFO

Readers, here’s how to enter the contest. You can do ONE OR ALL of these things, and each one will give an additional entry and thus MORE chances to win. Check next to each contributors page to see if there are MORE ways you can get chances win.

1. Join the NEW Bitten By Books Community and start a page to talk about all things paranormal fiction! Meet authors, join in on upcoming contests an more! You can have your own blog where you can post about THIS contest (and that gets you an entry). You can start groups and chat in our forums as well as participate in live chat. Best of all it is FREE. Paranormal authors come and start fan page for yourself! Here’s the link! Sign up and join in the fun!
http://bittenbybooks.ning.com/
You get 10 additional entries for joining our community!

2. SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter here on the right hand side of the site. You MUST verify your subscription via the email the site will send you. Unverified subscribers will not be entered into the contest. This option is for new subscribers only.

3. Post this blog post in it’s entirety with a link to our contest on your blog, groups, forums or websites and you will be given FIVE additional entries to win for EACH place you post. You MUST post the links where you have shared the info in one response here in this thread. The more places you post the event, the more entries you get, so spread the word! NOTE: Don’t worry if your post doesn’t show up right away or you get an error message, the spam filter on the site will catch it if there are too many links. I will approve your posts so no need to worry, if this happens please don’t post your list multiple times. Check back later in the week to see if it is up.

4. Make a purchase between 10/27-11/2 from ANY or all of the retailers / book sellers participating on our page (see list below) and send us a copy of the receipt for your purchase to: racoo.smith @ gmail.com (no spaces) for an additional FIVE entries. You get entries for every purchase you make. Be SURE to put BBB Contest Entry in the subject line so it doesn’t get lost in our spam filter. NOT valid on past purchases.

5. Check every contributor’s prize listing below for a way to gain additional entries. This is an easy way to get more chances and really increase your chances to WIN!

6. Add us as your friend on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/bittenbybooks

7. Add us as your friend on Facebook: http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614064436

8. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BittenbyBooks


Be sure to mention that you are friending us for this contest so we know to enter you!

9. Stumble, Digg or share the post with any social networking sites. There is a button right at the end of this post that says “Share” that you can use.

10. Twitter the URL for this event throughout the week: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=1526

11. Add Bitten by Books to your blog roll or links page: http://bittenbybooks.com if you leave our link up permanently you will always be entered into our contests automatically. Just be sure to stop by each contest we hold and leave the link to where it is.

12. Invite ALL of your friends! If your fiends come and post here and say you sent them, they get TWO entries and you get TWO entries! They have to tell us who you are so we know who to give the entries to. You can invite as many people as you want and get all the extra entries!

13. Read through the Bitten by Books blog and find your favorite review and come back here and post the LINK to it. One favorite review per contestant please.

Be sure you leave a valid email and your name AND COUNTRY when posting here so we can contact you if you are the winner. We will contact the winners and request your first/last name and a valid email which we will give to the retailer whose prize you have one. It is up to the individual retailers to award your prizes. If we do not hear back from winners within one week of contacting you, you prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen. We reserve the right to delete any inappropriate or inflammatory remarks or comments. Bitten by Books is NOT liable for prizes that are not delivered, awarded or lost in the mail. It is the sole responsibility of each contributor to honor their prize obligation.

And last but certainly not least A BIG thank you to our fabulous contributors!!

Here is the list of AMAZING prizes you are trying to win!

****************************************************

The GRAND PRIZE up for grabs this time around is a brand NEW Compaq iPAQ 3955 Color Pocket PC!!! Valued at $400.00!!


Been craving a way to read all of those awesome e-books out on the market? Well, enter to win this baby the week of October 27-31st, and your dreams may come true. This amazing prize has been contributed by the multi-talented author Ciana Stone. Visit her website today http://www.cianastone.com/ and be sure to sign up for her other contest. This site does contain adult content and you must be 18 to enter. Ciana is willing to ship this prize within the US and Internationally! *** For an additional contest entry go to Ciana’s site, find the book gallery. Pick a title you would like to read and then come back and post a LINK to that book’s page here. Only one book choice is necessary.

Hachette Book Group - 5 sets of the following TEN books (5 winners win all ten titles). Shipping to the US and Canada, NO P.O. Boxes please. Valued at $764.50
THE HERETIC’S DAUGHTER By Kathleen Kent
ISOLATION By Travis Thrasher
THE 13 BEST HORROR STORIES OF ALL TIME By Leslie Pockell
THE MONSTERS: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein By Dorothy Hoobler , Thomas Hoobler
THE MYRTLES PLANTATION: The True Story of America’s Most Haunted House By Frances Kermeen
GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS: True Stories of America’s Haunted Inns and Hotels By Frances Kermeen
THE TERROR By Dan Simmons
DRACULA By Bram Stoker
WHEN GHOSTS SPEAK: Understanding the World of Earthbound Spirits By Mary Ann Winkowski
THE HISTORIAN By Elizabeth Kostova
http://www.hachettebookgroupusa.com/
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Hachette Book Group site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.


Sue Durkin - An incredible prize package including a 1 hour intuitive consultation worth $80.00 and a copy of her book worth $14.95 to TWO winners. Valued at $189.90. Will ship the book internationally. I can do a long distance call 24/7 in the USA and Canada. International readings will have to be in email or messaging, unless they wish to call her.
http://rebootyourlife.suesunshine.com/
“I do intuitive readings/consultations and I am the author of Life is Like Making Chocolate Chip Cookies.”
*** For an additional contest entry go Sue’s site, find the services page. Pick a service you would like to have and then come back and post a LINK to that page here and tell us which service package you wish you could have. Only one choice is necessary.

Marr Williams - $130.00 credit towards a blog customization. International customers welcome.
http://www.13pumpkins.com/
“Web and graphic design company that specializes in small business blogs and web sites.”
*** For an additional contest entry go Marr’s site, find the portfolio page. Pick your favorite design and then come back and post a LINK to that page here. Only one choice is necessary.

M. R. Sellars - An amazing prize package of the entire autographed set of The Rowan Grant Investigations Seres. including 1 Each -Harm None, Never Burn A Witch, Perfect Trust, The Law Of Three, Crone’s Moon, Love Is The Bond, All Acts Of Pleasure, The End Of Desire, Blood Moon (* The Miranda Trilogy) Valued at $114.55. International shipping.
http://www.mrsellars.com/
“Best-selling occult-thriller series, The Rowan Gant Investigations”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to M.R. Sellars site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that page and the title of the book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Melissa Alvarez - $100.00 gift certificate good for a reading at her website. for any reading or service that I offer. It can be used in any combination - ten single questions or one general reading and a yes/no question etc.
http://melissaa.com/a-psychic-haven/
*** For an additional contest entry go Melissa’s site, find the store page. Pick a service you would like to have and then come back and post a LINK to that page here AND tell us which service you wish you could have. Only one choice is necessary.

Aspen Mountain Press - $100.00 in gift certificates to their online site. 4 winners will be drawn each will win a $25.00 gift certificate.
http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/
“Adventure, Mystery, Passion”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Aspen Mountain Press site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.


Mundania Press - 4 $25 gift certificates for the Mundania Press site. Four winners.
http://www.mundania.com/
“Science fiction, fantasy, and horror from talented authors.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Mundania Press site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Bitten by Books Review Staff - 2 electronic copies of the epic story “Nothing But Red”. This is not a paranormal story, but it is a book with a collection of stories that impacts women worldwide. The review team of BBB would like to spread the word about this important work and encourage each of you to purchase your own print or e-book copy of “Nothing But Red” in support of woman and ultimately humankind. About the book:
“In April 2007, a group of men pulled seventeen-year-old Du’a Khalil Aswad into a mob. They proceeded to stone and beat her to death, a supposed “honor” killing for allegedly falling in love with a man of a different faith. Several camera phones recorded the entire incident from the front row, and videos later surfaced online. One month later, popular filmmaker Joss Whedon expressed his despair and outrage at the misogyny in all cultures on a fan-run blog. “Because it’s no longer enough to be a decent person,” he wrote. “It’s no longer enough to shake our heads and make concerned grimaces at the news. True enlightened activism is the only thing that can save humanity from itself. I’ve always had a bent towards apocalyptic fiction, and I’m beginning to understand why. I look and I see the earth in flames. Her face was nothing but red.” The arts anthology Nothing But Red was conceived as a way to raise both awareness of the issues he spoke of, as well as money for the charity Equality Now.” Buy the book here: http://stores.lulu.com/nothingbutred
If you purchase a copy of this book and send us the reciept, you will get TWENTY additional entries!

Lyda’s Pen - Contributing Three Prizes -1 Sterling Silver Necklace Heart - Valued at $20.00, 1 Sterling Silver Pair of Earrings with Matching Necklace Valued at $40.00 and a prize package including 1 Sterling Silver Necklace, Rectangle Turquoise Stone with Christine Feehan’s Book “Deadly Game” valued at $27.99. US shipping only
http://lydaspen.wordpress.com/
“Lyda’s Poison Pen, where the Pen is mightier than the sanity.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Lyda’s Blog and pick your favorite post, then come back and post a LINK to that post here. Only one choice is necessary.


Bauble Bath - One Holiday Gift basket valued at $75.00 with 3 scrubs (Candy Cane, Sugar Plum, Gingerbread). We three Kings bauble set (3 scented with Frankincense and Myrh). Holiday Candy Bauble set ( 8 mini baubles in a variety of “candy” fragrances ), Snowmen and Penguin bath melts. 2 soaps in cinnamon and Honey almond and 3 Lip Balms. Shipping to the US and Canada.
http://baublebath.com/
“Thick Creamy scrubs as well as bath bombs in indulgent fragrances.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Bauble Bath site and pick any product you would like to own, then come back here and post a LINK to that product. Only one choice is necessary.

Minnette Meador - Autographed copies of four books! Including: Starsight Volume I, Starsight Volume II (epic fantasy), The Centurion & The Queen, and The Edge of Honor (historical romance - available December 2008). Valued at $75.00. US shipping only.
http://www.minnettemeador.com/
“My worlds…real or imagined…”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Minette’s site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Brenna Lyons - Brenna is offering PDF copies of every e-book release she has in 2009 to one winner (approx $50 value) and one signed print book of choice to a second winner (approx $15 value). Shipping to US and Canada only.
http://www.brennalyons.com/
“Brenna writes milieu-heavy dark fantasy, science fiction and horror books, straight genre through erotic romance; all winners of Brenna’s materials should be age 18 or over.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Brenna’s site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


M.J. Rose - Two sets of the Reincarnationist Series by bestselling author M.J. Rose, including a copy of THE REINCARNATIONIST (paperback edition) and THE MEMORIST (hardback edition). Two winners. Valued over $60.00. US shipping only.
http://mjrose.com/content/index.asp
“Gripping… Rose once again skillfully blends past and present with a new set of absorbing characters in a fascinating historical locale.” –Library Journal, starred review.
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to M.J.’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to the page and the book title. Only one book choice is necessary.

Dahlia Rose - A tote bag with an autographed copy of each of her books. Paradise Found, Velvet Leather and Roses, When Angels Falls, Sensual Bites and The Collettes Trilogy. Valued at $55.00. US shipping only.
http://www.thedecadenceofdahlia.com
“Bestselling Author of Contemporary Erotica”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Dahlia’s site and find her book page, then pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Bad Girlz Bath Co. - A $50.00 gift certificate to their online store. US shipping only.
http://badgirlzbath.com/
“We’re the Passionate bath & body company. Check us out. We’re NOT your mothers bath & body shop, We’re Lot’s more Fun!!”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Bad Girlz Bath site and pick any product you would like to own, then come back here and post a LINK to that product. Only one choice is necessary.


Kettlepot Soap - A $50.00 gift certificate to their online store. Shipping to US and Canada.
http://www.kettlepotsoap.com/
“There’s something magical about Kettlepot Soap! Natural, handcrafted products for skin care.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Kettle Pot Soap site and pick any product you would like to own, then come back here and post a LINK to that product. Only one choice is necessary.


Amanda Young - Gift Basket, including autographed copies of Missing in Action, Temperature’s Rising and other goodies, valued at $50.00. US shipping only
http://www.amandayoung.org/**Adult Content**
“Romance Without Inhibition”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Amanda’s site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


The Pen & Muse - 1 Apple IPod 1GB shuffle (winners choice in color).
http://thepenmuse.blogspot.com/
“The Pen & Muse blog is dedicated to writers who enjoy reading about a variety of things from new technology, book reviews, author interviews, and writing tips.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Pen & Muse Blog and pick your favorite post, then come back and post a LINK to that post here. Only one choice is necessary.

Katie Bug aka Domestic Diva - $20.00 Amazon.com Gift Card
http://katiebugdomesticdiva.blogspot.com/
“My own site where I post anything that pops into my head.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Katie Bug’s Blog and pick your favorite post, then come back and post a LINK to that post here. Only one choice is necessary.


Eternal Press - 3 Halloween e-books. Three winners will be drawn each will win a choice of one of their Halloween titles. Valued at $17.85.
http://www.eternalpress.ca/
“Eternal Press offers quality ebooks at an affordable price. We’re not just a publisher; we’re family.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Eternal Press site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.


Ann Tracy Marr - $15.00 Amazon.com Gift Card
http://www.anntracymarr.com/
“Romance with a splash of magic”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Ann’s site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post the name of that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Sidhe Na Daire - 1 eBook copy of Yesterday’s Dreams, 1 Autographed set of Yesterday’s Dreams and Tomorrow’s Memories and 1 eBook copy of Tomorrow’s Memories. Three prizes, three winners will be drawn. Valued at $44.00. US shipping only.
http://www.sidhenadaire.com/promoTM.htm
Celebrate the Launch of Danielle Ackley-McPhail’s Long-Awaited novel Tomorrow’s Memories, the sequel to Yesterday’s Dreams. Also, see webpage for details on how you could win a replica Scottish Claymore.
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Sidhe Na Daire site, find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Judith Rochelle - $25.00 Amazon.com Gift Card
http://www.judithrochelle.com/
“At my web site you’ll find sizzling romantic suspense”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Judith’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Desiree Holt - $25.00 gift certificate to Total-e-bound
http://www.desireeholt.com/**Adult Content**
“Visit Desiree and check out her hot erotic romance”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Desiree’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Diane McEntire - A prize package including a $20.00 Walmart Gift Card, t-shirt, cap, pen and other goodies. Valued at $30.00. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.dmcentire.com/ **Adult Content**
“Paranormal, Western, Action/Suspense, and Historial Romance”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Diane’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Karen Wiesner - One autographed trade paperback of WOODCUTTER’S GRIM SERIES (romantic horror). Valued at $20.00. Shipping to US and Canada
http://www.karenwiesner.com/
“The world of award-winning author Karen Wiesner”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Karen’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Selena Illyria - 2 e-book copies of Tartan Interlude, two winners. Valued at $7.00.
http://www.selenaillyria.com/**Adult Content**
“Werewolf Iain is in love with Katherine, a human. Katherine doesn’t think that anyone can fall in love in three months. Mating is one thing, love is another altogether.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Selena’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Carol North - A prize package including a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card and two e-book short stories “Fear Not” and “As the Seed Sown”. Valued at $15.00
http://carolnorth.com/
“Romance Author”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Carol’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Gracie C. McKeever - (5) e-books (PDF) to five different winners (1 book each winner). Their choice between these five Siren Publishing titles: 1) Between Darkness and Daylight; 2) Eternal Designs; 3) In Plain Sight; 4) Nine Inches of Snow and the Ebony Princess; or 5) The Wolf in the Mansion. Valued at $24.00.
http://www.graciecmckeever.com/
“Cross-Genre Erotic Romance…on the edge”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Gracie’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Casey Daniels - Complete set of her Pepper Martin series including:Don of the Dead, The Chick and the Dead, and Tombs of Endearment as well as a bookmark for the upcoming book, Night of the Loving Dead. Valued at $21.00. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.caseydaniels.com/
“The Pepper Martin books feature Pepper, a cemetery tour guide, who solves mysteries for the ghosts in her cemetery.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Casey’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Frank Say - 3 autographed copies of his book Nine Lives. Three winners. Shipping worldwide. Valued at $47.85
http://www.franksay.com/
“Announcing the release of debut novel, Nine Lives.”

Liquid Silver Books - 4 E-Books. 4 winners can chose one book from their entire eBook library and in their preferred format. Valued at $30.00.
http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com/ **Adult Content**
“Liquid Silver Books is an Erotic Romance eBook publisher, selling classy, distinctive, and HOT Erotic Romance.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Liquid Silver site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.


Resa Nelson - Two autographed copies of The Dragonslayer’s Sword, two winners. Valued at $29.90. Worldwide shipping.
http://resanelson.com/
“The Dragonslayer’s Sword is a new fantasy novel about a female blacksmith who lives in a world of dragons, shapeshifters, and ghosts.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Resa’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Molly Harper - A prize package including a $25 Borders gift certificate, plus an early copy of her debut novel Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs as soon as it becomes available. Valued at $32.99. Worldwide shipping.
http://singleundeadfemale.blogspot.com/
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Molly’s Blog and pick your favorite post, then come back and post a LINK to that post here. Only one choice is necessary.


Sally Painter - $25.00 Amazon.com Gift Card
http://sallypainter.com/ **Adult Content**
“Paranormal Erotic Romance Author of hot, sexy gargoyles, vampires, futuristic, and fantasy heroes.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Sally’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Mayra Calvani - 3 books, 3 winners one book each. Prizes are The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing, nonfiction, ebook. Dark Lullaby, supernatural thriller, ebook. Embraced by the Shadows, romantic horror/vampire, ebook, value $15.00
http://www.mayracalvani.com/
“Multigenre author and book reviewer.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Mayra’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to the book page and the title of the book you would like to read. Only one book choice is necessary.


Marilu Mann - A prize package including the November 7, 2008 release Changing Hearts (Lusting Wild 2) download and set of recipe cards. Valued at $7.99. US shipping only.
http://www.greatmta.com/
“The 2nd book in the Lusting Wild series, Changing Hearts is a sensual paranormal romance guaranteed to spice up your life.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Marilu’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Marta Acosta - A prize package including autographed copies of Happy Hour at Casa Dracula and Midnight Brunch
http://martaacosta.com/
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Marta’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Savannah Chase - A prize package including a handmade bookmark, a goodie bag filled with author promo items and a bath set. Valued at $20.00. Worldwide shipping
http://www.savannahchase.com/
“Satisfy Your Desire…Indulge The Temptation”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Savannah’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Shelley Munro - $15.00 Amazon.com Gift Card
http://www.shelleymunro.com/**Adult Content**
“Adventure into romance with Shelley Munro–I write paranormal and contemporary erotic romance, set in New Zealand.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Shelley’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


The Wild Rose Press - $10.00 gift certificate to their website
http://www.thewildrosepress.com/
“Publisher of Romance and Erotic Romance”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Wild Rose Press site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.


The Wilder Roses - Erotic romance website of The Wild Rose Press - $10.00 gift certificate to their website
http://www.thewilderroses.com/ **Adult Content**
“Publisher of Romance and Erotic Romance”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Wilder Roses Press site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.


Christine Norris -Prize package with swag PLUS an autographed copy of Return to Zandria. Valued at $25.00. US shipping only
http://www.christine-norris.com/
“YA Fantasy Author”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Christine’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Raine Delight - A prize package including a copy of Fairy Kisses (Out Nov. 7th) and a promotional envelope full of goodies. Valued at $5.00. Worldwide shipping.
http://authorrainedelight.com/ **Adult Content**
“Scorching hot romance amid the pages……”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Raine’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Beth Trissel - 3 prizes, 3 winners. One digital download of her book “Somewhere My Love”. Valued at $18.00
http://www.bethtrissel.com/
“Romance charged with danger from ages past!”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Beth’s site find her books and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Spa Secrets - $30.00 gift certificate to their website.
http://spasecrets.net/
“Spa Secrets offers an amazing collection of luxurious bath and body, skincare, and aromatherapy products for your home spa needs.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Spa Secret’s site and pick any product you would like to own, then come back here and post a LINK to that product. Only one choice is necessary.

Michele Bardsley - $25.00 Amazon.com Gift Card
http://www.michelebardsley.com/
“National bestseller Michele Bardsley is the author of WAIT TILL YOUR VAMPIRE GETS HOME, the fourth novel in her popular Broken Heart, Oklahoma vampire series.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Michele’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Ericka Scott - $10.00 Amazon.com Gift Card
http://www.erickascott.com/
“Author of Seductive Suspense”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Ericka’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Lori Johnson - A prize package including a $15.00 Amazon.com Gift Card and 1 autographed copy of People of the Bear (available now) or Heart of the Bear (when released). Valued at $30.00. US shipping only.
http://www.lori-johnson.com/
“Find fantasy, romance and adventure in my Bearwalker Trilogy”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Lori’s site find the Bear Facts page and pick any fact, then come back here and post a LINK to the page and your fact. Only one choice is necessary.


Murdoch Hughes - Two books, two winners, one book each. One autographed copy of The Seattle Barista Killer and one copy of Death Mask Of The Jaguar. Valued at $23.90. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.werewolfdetective.blogspot.com/
“IMurdoch Hughes is the award-winning author of the Rick Sage Mystery Series and the Harley Wolf Mystery Series, which both feature paranormal elements; “Death Mask of the Jaguar” features a Mayan Jaguar Spirit, and the protagonist of the “Seattle Barista Killer” is a vegan werewolf detective.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Murdoch’s Blog and pick your favorite post, then come back and post a LINK to that post here. Only one choice is necessary.


Adelle Laudan - 1- $10 gift certificate Wild Child Publishing and 1- $10 gift certificate Freyas Bower Publishing. Two winners.
http://adellelaudan.com/
“Changing the image of bikers…one book at a time.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Adelle’s site find her books and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Jeri Smith-Ready - Autographed copies of the full ASPECT OF CROW trilogy: Eyes Of Crow, Voice Of Crow, and The Reawakened. Valued at $44.85. US Shipping only
http://www.jerismithready.com/
“Author of romantic and urban fantasy, including the popular vampire novel WICKED GAME and the ASPECT OF CROW animal magic trilogy.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Jeri’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Dana Marie Bell - A $25.00 gift certificate to Books On Board
http://www.danamariebell.com/
“Dance with an alpha in the pale moonlight…”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Dana’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Ann Cory - 2 each $10.00 Amazon.com Gift Cards, two winners.
http://www.anncory.com/ **Adult Content**
“Erotic romance author.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Ann’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Gracen Miller - One copy of her e-book, The Devil’s Den, to five different winners. Valued at $35.00.
http://www.gracenmiller.com/
“Author of The Devil’s Den, a dark paranormal e-book”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Gracen’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Sapphire Phelan - 1 eBook. Winner can choose one of the following titles: Wedded Magic, Crimson Promise, or Beast Magic. Valued at $5.00
http://fantasticdreams.50megs.com/
“Go beyond the usual, instead take the unusual that stretches the boundaries and find romance with Sapphire Phelan’s aliens, werewolves, vampires, fairies, and other supernatural/otherworldly heroes and heroines.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Sapphire’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Miriam Newman - A prize package including two e-books: Confessions of the Cleaning Lady - a four-cup Coffee Time Romance contemporary fantasy romance and The King’s Daughter - winner of five blue ribbons from Romance Junkies, a historical fantasy whose sequel, Heart of the Earth, will be available in December, 2008, and a coupon for Heart of the Earth to be issued and honored upon the release date of the book. Valued at $19.50.
http://www.miriamnewman.com/
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Miriam’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Sloan McBride - A prize package including an electronic copy of “The Fury”, Book One in Time Walker Series, an autographed copy of her debut novel, “Highland Stone”, and a $25.00 eBay gift certificate. Valued at $40.00. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.sloanmcbride.com/index.html
“Paranormal Romance Author”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Sloan’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Cinsearae Santiago - An electronic copy of her book The Abraxas Series. Valued at $10.00
http://www.bloodtouch.com/
“Gothic/Horror & Paranormal Romance Author, jewelry designer and Gothic still-photographer.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Cinsearae’s site find the store page and pick your favorite piece of jewelry, then come back here and post a LINK to that page and tell us which piece it is. Only one choice is necessary.


Designing-Diva Boutique - A $25.00 gift certificate for their online store. Worldwide shipping
http://www.designing-diva.com/
“Artisan handcrafted silver and fused glass jewelry and home decor adornments for mortal goddesses everywhere!”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Designing Diva’s site and pick any product you would like to own, then come back here and post a LINK to that product. Only one choice is necessary.


Michelle Gagnon - Spend Halloween in the BONEYARD with Michelle Gagnon: Win a prize package including a $25.00 Amazon.com Gift Card and a signed first edition of the IMBA Bestselling thriller Boneyard. Valued at $31.99. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.michellegagnon.com/
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Michelle’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Pink Petal Books - A $10.00 gift certificate to their online store
http://www.pinkpetalbooks.com/
“Pink Petal Books publishes romance, because we believe that love is a beautiful thing.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Pink Petal Books site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.


Jupiter Gardens - A $10.00 gift certificate to their online store
http://www.jupitergardens.com/
“Nurture your inner worlds with products and services from Jupiter Gardens, LLC.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Jupiter Gardens site and pick any product you would like to own, then come back here and post a LINK to that product. Only one choice is necessary.


Jennifer Turner - An autographed copy of Eternal Seduction and a 10 pc. Halloween Gift Box from Godiva. Valued at $32.00. US shipping only
http://www.darknesswithinnovels.com/home.html
“Dark Paranormal Romance Author”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Jennifer’s site find the book page and find the name of her 3rd book. Then come back here and post a LINK to that page and the book name. Only one book choice is necessary.


C.A.Milson - 5 e-books of his novel, The Chosen. 5 winners. Valued at $30.00
http://authorcamilson.blogspot.com/
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Chris’ Blog and pick your favorite post, then come back and post a LINK to that post here. Only one choice is necessary.


Joey W. Hill - A prize package including a signed copy of her new release, A Mermaid’s Kiss and Set of David Delamare Mermaid Art Greeting Cards (The Grand Aquaria set) - Valued $35.00. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.storywitch.com/
“Surrender to a romance – Free excerpts from all of my books on website…”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Joey’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Christiane France - 2 x $5 gift certificates for downloads of any of her e-books from Amber Quill Press. Two winners.
http://www.chrisgrover.ca/**Adult Content**
“I write adult erotic romance - contemporary, historical, paranormal, time travel, hetero, gay, and m/m/f.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Christiane’s site find the book pages and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Kelsey Lewis - A Prize package including a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card and an e-book copy of her book Reunion. Valued at $24.00.
http://www.kelsey-lewis.com/**Adult Content**
“Shamelessly erotic romance”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Kelsy’s site find the stories page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


John B. Rosenman - An autographed, trade paperback copy of my science-fiction adventure novel, Speaker of the Shakk. Valued at $12.95. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.johnrosenman.com/
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to John’s site find the coming soon pages and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Manic Trout - A $25.00 gift certificate to their online store. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.manictrout.com/
“Manic Trout has a wide array of baubles and bracelets that will add a funky finesse to your next outfit.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Manic Trout site and pick any product you would like to own, then come back here and post a LINK to that product. Only one choice is necessary.


Erin O’Riordan - Three signed copies of The Erotica Anthology, three winners. Valued at $15.00 each. Worldwide shipping
http://www.aeess.com/ **Adult Content**
“AEESS is the home of quality erotica and more by Erin O’Riordan.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Erin’s site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Mary Eason - A Print Copy of her latest release entitled: The Things You Think You Want. Valued at $14.00. US shipping only.
http://www.maryeason.bravehost.com/
“Carrie Sinclair thought she knew exactly what she wanted from life until she came face-to-face with the bluest eyes in Texas.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Mary’s site find the booklist page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.


Ashley Ladd - A prize package including her electronic books”Wishcraft” and “Blessed Be” which are both Halloween romances. Valued at $10.00.
http://www.ashleyladd.blogspot.com/
“I write erotic romance and have several books published and available for sale.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Ashley’s Blog and pick your favorite post, then come back and post a LINK to that post here. Only one choice is necessary.


Amira Press - Two $10.00 gift certificates to the Amira Press store. Two winners
http://www.amirapress.com/ **Adult Content**
“Publisher of Romance and Erotic Romance”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Amira Press site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.


Source Books Casablanca - 2 copies of Warrior: The Cat Star Chronicles by Cheryl Brooks and 3 copies of Hex Appeal by Linda Wisdom. 5 winners. Valued at $34.95. US Shipping only.
http://www.sourcebookscasablanca.com/
“Sourcebooks, the largest woman-owned publishing house in the United States, is a twenty-year-old innovator in the publishing industry. Sourcebooks has been the #1 non-fiction romance publisher since 1997 with its Sourcebooks Casablanca imprint.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Sourcebooks site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.


eXcessica Publishing - A $25.00 gift certificate to their online store.
http://www.excessica.com/ **ADULT CONTENT**
“An innovative, hot new publishing company bringing you everything from the sweet to the forbidden in erotic fiction!”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the eXcessica Publishing site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.


Amused Authors Blog - One free eBook. See details below. Valued at $6.50
http://amusedauthors.wordpress.com/
“We live to amuse and seduce!”
One eBook from any of those currently released by Amused Authors. All readers need to do is visit http://amusedauthors.wordpress.com/ and post the names of the authors at the blog.

Grayson Reyes-Cole - One 8X10 acrylic painting from Grayson Reyes-Cole for anyone who posts the name of a character from her novel Bright Star that is *not* Bright Star, Jackson, or Rush. Valued at $12.00. International shipping.
http://www.graysonreyescole.com/
“Sometimes dark, sometimes hilarious, always sexy, the Delicious Dark Side is waiting for you!”

Big contest to celebrate Cynthia Eden's new release!

Sin a little…And Win! www.cynthiaeden.comEnter Today!Share Image

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Spooktacular Book Bundle Giveaway at Blood of the Muse

At Blood of the Muse, they're giving away five book bundles. Each bundle will contain ten books.

http://www.bloodofthemuse.com/2008/10/book-giveaway-spooktacular-book-bundle.html

The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
Isolation by Travis Thrasher
The 13 Best Horror Stories of All Time by Leslie Pockell
The Monsters: Mary Shelley and Curse of Frankenstein by Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler
The Myrtles Plantation: The True Story of America's Most Haunted House by Frances Kermeen
Ghostly Encounters: True Stories of America's Haunted Inn and Hotels by Frances Kermeen
The Terror by Dan Simmons
Dracula by Bram Stoker
When Ghosts Speak: Understanding the World of Earthbound Spirits by Mary Ann Winkowski
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Contest open to US and Canada only.
Contest ends November 5, 2008 11:59 pm PST

Excerpt from Shiloh Walker's "the Missing"

Photobucket

Excerpt
The weird sense of deja vu exploded into something else entirely. Something that shook her to the core. His eyes narrowed and he reached up, caught her chin in his, staring at her.
She was pale and Cullen thought she looked every bit as shaken as he felt. “The dreams,” he muttered. He caught her face in his hands and forced her to look at him, staring into her pale gray eyes. The ugly, dark bruise around her left eye made her iris seem that much paler and as he watched, the pupil flared, enlarging until just a sliver of gray of visible.
Taige tried to jerk away and he wouldn’t let her. “You had the dreams, too, didn’t you?” he demanded.
Her voice shook as she reached up with one hand to jerk on his wrist, trying to break his hold. “Let go of me.”
Slowly, he shook his head. “You have,” he whispered, dismay spreading through him.
Dismay–and something else. She’d always held herself apart from him in those dreams. But through those dreams, he’d gotten to know her, gotten to know the woman she had become. She was pulling away from him not because she was angry at him, or because she didn’t want anything to do with him.
She pulled back because she still loved him.

releasing 11/4/08…

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Win a $25 Kroger gift card at Stretching a Buck

Photobucket

At Stretching a Buck you can comment to win a $25 Kroger gift card until 10/16. The winning name will be chosen on 10/17 and posted that day:

http://www.stretchingabuckblog.com/2008/10/kroger-gift-card-giveaway.html

Stretching a Buck is one of my favorite sites. If you like deals, freebies, giveaways, coupons, and crafts head over and check it out.

Pediped Shoes Giveaway at Thrifty & Chic Mom

Photobucket

http://www.thriftyandchicmom.com/2008/10/pediped-shoes-giveaway.html

Thrifty & Chic Mom has a giveaway going until Wednesday 10/15 at midnight. She has one pair of pediped "flex" and one pair of "originals"

pediped™ footwear is designed to be the "next best thing to bare feet." They allow children's feet to develop naturally and provide optimal support and protection during the developmental stages of babies' feet – from initial crawl to the first steps and beyond. pedipeds are for birth up to age five.

http://www.pediped.com/Home/Home.aspx

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Momsational Leap Frog Leapster2 System and games giveaway

Photobucket

At Momsational they have great giveaways for moms. The latest is a Leapster2 gaming systems with three games: WALL-E, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Dora the Explorer's Camping Adventure. Momsational has three of these to giveaway.

http://www.sparkplugging.com/momsational/enter-to-win-a-leapster2-and-wall-e-star-wars-and-dora-the-explorer-games/

Monday, October 6, 2008

An Island Life Dymo LectraTag Label Maker Giveaway

Photobucket

At An Island Life you can enter to win a Dymo LectraTag label maker through Oct 10. As you can see, the LectraTag has a large display screen so you can see what your label will look like before printing. It prints on paper, plastic, metallic, magnetic and iron-on labels. The keyboard is alphabetic and the navigation buttons easy-to-use.

In short, it's fantastic! So go over and enter already.

Friday, October 3, 2008

An Island Life Pillsbury Gift bag giveaway!

An Island Life has a Savoring the Moment gift bag which includes a free coupon for Savorings Flaky Pasty Bites, a wine bottle topper, wine glass charms, a bottle opener, a wine and food guide, stampable wine tags and an appetizer plate that also holds your wine glass.

http://islandlife808.com/giveaways/giveaway-pillsbury-savorings-flaky-pastry-bites/

Photobucket

http://www.pillsbury.com/

Allure Authors Book-a-Day giveaway!

For the month of October, the Allure Authors are giving away a book each day to celebrate the November 8th release of their anthology, ALLURING TALES: Hot Holiday Nights . The authors will take turns hosting the giveaway on their blogs.

Vivi Anna's Blog - http://www.vivianna.net/blog/
Sylvia Day's Blog - http://www.sylviaday.com/blog/
Delilah Devlin's Blog - http://www.delilahdevlin.com/blog/
Cathryn Fox's Blog - http://cathrynfox.com/blog/
Myla Jackson's Blog - http://mylajack.blogspot.com/
Lisa Renee Jones's Blog - http://www.lisareneejones.com/blog/
Sasha White's Blog - http://www.sashawhite.net/blog/

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Win a Free Handbag!

On October 15th, the website Handbag Planet is launching. To celebrate, they are giving away a free handbag every hour for 24 hours on the day of the launch. The bags in the giveaway are inspired by popular designer brands and would sell for between $30 and $80. All you have to do to be entered in the giveaway is go to Handbag Planet and fill in your first name and email address. That’s it! You don’t need a credit card number or anything else, because if you win a bag, it will be totally FREE!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Third Goofblogger Free Money Contest

Goofblogger is holding a contest with 3 cash prizes. The contest runs until 7PM August 31, 2008. You can accumulate up to 11 entries in various ways.

http://www.goofblogger.com/contests/the-third-goofblogger-free-money-contest-starts-now/

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Poor baby

Happy Baby has an ear infection. *sniff*

She remains mostly happy. As long as no one touches or speaks directly into the ear and it stays dry, she is her usual ebullient self. If you forget, though, it takes about five minutes to console her. This is particularly sad because she so rarely cries. You know just how bad she's hurting.

I've got to share her with her other grandparents this week. The Earnest One's parents are coming in from out of state.

Middle Sis is also sick. Since she was running a fever today, her hubby had to stay home with their newborn. Lil' Niece is only a month and a half. If Middle Sis is not better tomorrow, I may be babysitting. Poor kid's gonna get loved up one side and down the other.

Babysat with Tiny Nephew today. He's exactly a month older than Lil' Niece. His mom, Baby Sis, had to go check out some job prospects. He's a goofy little guy. We had a lot of fun. I taught him to stick out his tongue. Wait until I teach him to blow a raspberry (Happy Baby does this particularly well - although I recommend staying out of spraying range).

Friday, August 8, 2008

Multiple prize giveaway at MomReviews

http://momreviews.net/2008/08/05/super-awesome-giveaway-marc-jacobs-barneys-pinkberry-itunes/

At MomReviews, to celebrate the re-launch of SOAPnet.com there's a great giveaway!

The following prizes are being offered:

A MARC JACOBS wallet!

A $25 Gift Card to Barney’s!
http://www.barneys.com/Barneys%20Gift%20Card/BARNE06,default,sc.html

A $15 Gift Card to Pinkberry!
http://entertainmentaccessspotlight.com/pinkberry.jpg

A $15 Gift Card to iTunes!
http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/giftcards/itunes/gallery

This giveaway ends Monday, August 18 at 11:59 PM EST

Coupon Giveaway at Frugal in Virginia

As part of her New Design Launch Party! Frugal in Virginia is giving away over $130 worth of coupons.

The giveaway closes August 12 at 9PM.

Go here to enter:

http://frugalinvirginia.blogspot.com/2008/08/new-design-launch-party.html

Paperdoll Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Paperdoll Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Handy Manny and Little Einsteins DVD giveaway

Movie Room Reviews is giving away two Disney DVDs. Handy Manny: Manny's Pet Roundup (DVD includes 6 episodes) and Little Einsteins: Flight of the Instrument Fairies (DVD includes 4 episodes). Both sets are to be released on August 5.

http://movieroomreviews.wordpress.com/2008/08/02/the-great-disney-dvd-giveaway-little-einsteins-and-handy-manny-mannys-pet-roundup/

The drawing will be held on August 16 around 5pm central time.

The 26th Mommy Giveaway

Head over to The Giveaway to enter to win a $50 gift certificate from Kangaroodle. Kangaroodle is a site with products for mommies and babies.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Blogging tips from daBlogger and a contest

dablogger http://dablogger.com/ is having a contest that runs through August 21.

What is up for grabs:
First prize: $50.00 cash through Paypal
Second prize: 1,000 Entrecard credits
Third prize: One indepth blog review
Fourth prize: 125 x 125 ad for one month
Fifth prize: 125 x 125 ad for one month
Sixth prize: 125 x 125 ad for one month
Seventh prize: 125 x 125 ad for one month
Eighth prize: 125 x 125 ad for one month
7-10th prize: Blogroll link for one month

So go over and enter!

Ten day giveaway



Check out the Super Summer Giveaway at Mommy Confessions.

Win a set of fourteen books

Go to Bookroom Review's Weblog to enter for a chance to win one of up to 5 sets of fourteen books. Entries must be in by midnight August 9.




The books comprising the set are listed below.

The Monster of Florence
by Douglas Preston, Mario Spezi (With)
Summer Affair
by Elin Hilderbrand
Barefoot
by Elin Hilderbrand
Preacher and the Presidents
by Nancy Gibbs, Michael Duffy, Michael Duffy
Swine Not?
by Jimmy Buffett, Helen Bransford (Illustrator)
Miscarriage of Justice
by Kip Gayden
Trespassers Will Be Baptized
by Elizabeth Emerson Hancock
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
by Trish Ryan
Made in the U.S.A.
by Billie Letts
Off Season
by Anne Rivers Siddons
Child 44
by Tom Rob Smith
Close
by Martina Cole
Rose by the Door
by Deborah Bedford
Remember Me
by Deborah Bedford

Three copies of "Wizards of Waverly Place" to be given away

Win one of three copies of Wizards of Waverly Place by stopping by Seven Dogs & A Baby. A Disney Channel series, Wizards of Waverly Place is a DVD collection of four episodes of the fun show.

The show chronicles the exploits of three siblings as they attend wizard school.

http://www.sevendogsandababy.com/2008/07/some-good-wizardly-fun.html

Baby Aspen layette gift bag (in blue) contest

Angela at Seven Dogs & A Baby is offering a Baby Aspen layette prize package. Go to her site and enter before August 15 at midnight.

If you're anything like me, you've been going to a lot of baby showers lately and this would make an excellent gift.

http://www.sevendogsandababy.com/2008/07/ultimate-baby-shower-gift.html

Contest for a Dymo LetraTag Labelmaker

A $50.00 Dymo LetraTag Labelmaker prize package is being offered over at Seven Dogs & A Baby. If you need to get organized before school starts, head over there before midnight on August 15th to enter.

http://www.sevendogsandababy.com/2008/07/dymo-labelmaker-makes-organizing-fun.html

Win a "Meet the Sight Words" collection of DVDs

Go to Seven Dogs & A Baby and enter to win a collection of learning DVDs. Each of the three DVDs teach fifteen common small words. They're part of the "Preschool Prep" series which has won more than 25 national awards.

The "Meet the Sight Words" collection is for children ages 15 months-6 years old but Amazon members say younger infants enjoy the videos and are capable of learning the simple, fun lessons.

http://www.sevendogsandababy.com/2008/08/meet-some-words.html

Win a Bitsy Bear

Bitsy Bears are soft, plush toy bears with ribbon tags that come in four colors.

Angela over at Seven Dogs & A Baby has a Bitsy Bear to give away. To enter, check out the Bitsy Bear site then skip back to Angela's and leave a comment about which product is your favorite.

Contest open until midnight August 15.

http://www.sevendogsandababy.com/2008/07/new-spin-on-nursery-rhymes.html

Welcome to the jumble!

I've read so many wonderful blogs in the past two years. Some make me laugh. Others make me think. A few make me mad. Fewer still make me cry. The best can do all of that.

I don't aspire to be among the best. I'm not that profound a thinker or that talented of a writer. I've just decided that I wanted to start putting a few thoughts out there. If no one reads them, that's fine.

I've also found a lot of neat stuff that I wanted to have a place to link to. If you are so inclined, click through. If not, feel free to ignore these posts.

The title of my blog is a family saying. I come from a family of five kids. My dad worked swing shift and my step-mom worked two jobs and was active in the church and community. If they weren't going to be home to cook, when asked what was for supper, they'd say "found". If you found it in the cabinets or fridge, you could eat it.

I was cooking the family suppers by age 14 in self interest. Some of the things I found to cook were odd and didn't appear to go together. A few were outright failures. Many of my meals looked kinda funny but went down OK. Rarely, I turned out a crowd pleaser. If I do as well with this blog, I'll consider myself content.