Grand Prize Giveaway – Alternate Entry Post

GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2nd/3rd places winners: Kimberly P. and Melissa C.B., and to the Grand Prize Winner: Antoinette M.! Congratulations, ladies, and thank you to everyone who participated! You all made release week super special, and I so appreciate it!!

Winners* will be tabulated shortly and notified via Facebook Messenger or Email (if the entry was on this blog post instead of Facebook).

* YES – you read that right – winnerS! Y’all are so amazing, and I got so many entries, I’m adding 2nd and 3rd place prizes, which will also involve books and coffee!!

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SHAME ON ME. I was so focused on release day yesterday that when I set up my Grand Prize Giveaway on Facebook, I completely didn’t think about readers who don’t have/don’t use Facebook. That was totally my bad, I own it, and I’m SO sorry.

In an attempt to make amends, I’m offering an alternate means of entry here on my website. If you’d like to enter, please leave me a comment below, OR on Facebook – I will combine all entries received before the deadline. Additionally, I’m going to extend the deadline until Thursday 5/30/19 at 7:00 p.m. PT, to give everyone a chance to enter.

My sincere apologies to everyone – I should have thought of this sooner!

NOTE: Due to the fact that these are physical (not digital) prizes, unfortunately this giveaway is only open to residents of the United States and Canada. However, next week, I’ll be participating in a giveaway for digital copies of the book at The Paranormal Romance Guild (giveaway link won’t be live until 6/2, so check back then!).

Original giveaway details:

💕❤️💕WAKING THE DEAD Book Birthday Grand Prize Giveaway!💕❤️💕

Enter to win a signed print copy of ☠️WAKING THE DEAD☠️ + 1 lb ☕️Starbucks Coffee☕️ + 🍫chocolate🍫 – just tell me you want to enter, and you’re in! Random drawing from all entries received by 9pm PT on May 28, 2019 (see new deadline above). AND, if you haven’t read DEBRIEFING THE DEAD (Book 1) yet, I’ll throw in a free ebook of that one also! SCORE! 😍

Read the blurb here: http://bit.ly/KBBooks
Reviews on Goodreads: http://bit.ly/WTDGoodreads
Reviews on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2HDcURI

(*Open to residents of the United States and Canada only. Facebook, Starbucks, and anyone else “Not Me” not responsible. Blah, blah. Your mileage may vary. Mine rarely does. Other quasi-legal stuff. Etc.😁 )

Booksellers Best Patti Shenberger Best First Book Award Nominee

GDRWA-BBA FinalistI am so happy to announce that DEBRIEFING THE DEAD is a finalist in the Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America Booksellers Best Award, for their Patti Shenberger Best First Book Award. This is such an honor! The judges are all booksellers and librarians — two of my favorite categories of people!  :)

Seriously, though — I’ve grown up around books, libraries, and bookstores my whole life. My earliest memories are going to the Berkeley Public Library as a very young child, and getting to choose a stack of books to bring home to read. When I was in 1st grade, I remember the day I was allowed to go to the older grades section of our class library and choose any book — I had told my teacher the Dick and Jane books were boring, and I think she was a bit surprised when I came back with a Nancy Drew mystery. Even more so when I proved I could read it.

Later, I biked to the library by myself in the summer. Or biked to the mall, to go to the bookstore. As an adult, my father-in-law owned a bookstore for many-many years, up until his death in 2008. (Yes, that’s the ONLY reason I married my husband.  ;)) I used to stop by on my way home from college classes, and browse his shelves for used French novels (en français, bien sûr!).

So, when I say it’s an honor to final in a contest where the judges are booksellers and librarians, I mean — it. Is. An. HONOR. And then to be told I made it into the TOP THREE — I cried. I’m not gonna lie.

This book was SUCH a labor of love. It’s the one I wrote after trying unsuccessfully to interest an agent or editor with a medieval time travel (which is now under the figurative bed in a figurative box, and will stay there — not even remotely figuratively) and two romantic mystery/suspense novels (which I will be publishing later this year). It’s the one where I said, “I’m going to write this one for me. I’m going to write the book I would like to read. I hope it gets published some day, but either way, I’m doing this how I want. Period.”

It was a risk, and again, I’m not going to lie: It was rejected a lot, before The Wild Rose Press took a chance on it. But I think the gamble paid off in the long run.  ;)  And if people who READ FOR A LIVING like it, well, that’s enough for me.

HOLT MEDALLION FINALIST

Once again, I am so honored and humbled to announce that Debriefing the Dead is a finalist in the Virginia Romance Writers HOLT (Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent) Medallion Contest! It made the cut in the Paranormal/Time Travel/Futuristic/Fantasy category, and also for Best First Book!

One year and five days ago, on May 7, 2018 this book was “born,” after years of hard labor. Now, it’s a finalist/semifinalist in four prestigious literary contests. What an amazing Mother’s Day present!!  :)