I also wanted to remind you that today (by 10 p.m.) is the last day to enter the contest for having a character named after you. If you are interested you must write a 300 word piece with the beginning words, "A shadow moved across the window." Email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be posting them tomorrow for votes. Winner gets the prize!
Anyway, with that sort of party beginning, I don't think it's going to be hard to keep up the fun. Today's prizes are FOUR EBOOKS from a variety of genres including suspense, romance, sci-fi and non-fiction. Something for almost everyone!
The first one is Cami Checkett's new book Dead Running. Here is the back copy:
Cassidy Christensen is running.
Running from the mercenaries who killed her parents.
Running from a scheming redhead intent on making her life miserable.
Running from painful memories that sabotage her dreams of happiness.
With two very tempting men competing for her attention, she hopes she’ll finally have someone to run to, but can she trust either of them? When secrets from her past threaten her family, Cassidy decides to stop running and fight for her future.
To celebrate the release of Dead Running (it just barely came out) Cami is coordinating a huge fitness giveaway. Prizes include watches from MIO Global, three months personal training from Fitcore Fitness, Beginner and Advanced yoga packages from Hugger Mugger, running shoes from Altra Zero Drop, and much more - click here to enter if you're interested.
The second one is Susan Denney's book Sweet and Snarky. Here is the back copy:
Lee Landry is a French teacher at the only high school in tiny San Pablo, Texas. She has a condo, a small car, and an even smaller retirement fund. She isn't married but has a crush on a fellow teacher who has never gotten around to asking her out.
Her identical twin, Lurlette, is married to multibillionaire Horatio Alger Chang. She lives in a mansion in San José, California. The diamond in her engagement ring is the Maharani Red, one of the largest red diamonds in the world with a price tag of 2.3 million dollars. When Lurlette realizes her marriage is over, she decides to move in with her sister Lee. And even though Lurlette brings jewelry, clothes and a Cézanne still life with her, she doesn't have any cash.
Lee is exasperated. She has never understood why she and Lurlette don't get along. Now that Lurlette is back, Lee knows her quiet life will be disrupted and that her bank account will suffer. What she doesn't know is that her love life, her career, and her future will be forever changed.
Sounds fun, right?!
The third one is Angie Lofthouse's brand new book sci-fi adventure Defenders of the Covenant. Here's the back copy:
Hannah and her friends have been warned about the danger lurking outside of their secret refuge from the alien invaders who devastated the Earth years before. Their leaders have raised them in the Latter-day Saint faith, teaching them to trust God, but when McKenzie and her rebellious boyfriend, Jeremy, decide to run away, Hannah and Derek follow, determined to bring their friends home.
Once outside, the four teens soon realize they cannot return to the refuge without endangering everyone there. Captured, enslaved, and separated, Hannah, Derek, and McKenzie each learn the unique role they must play in liberating the Earth. The friends must battle with android soldiers and attack vessels, and face their own inner struggles to overcome the invaders. After all, not even an alien invasion can stop the work of God.
And the fourth one is your choice of book from Trina Boice! Trina is a prolific non-fiction self-help writer on a variety of subjects. You can go here to see the books you have to choose from. And just so you can get a sense of what kind of person she is, here's the top of her blog:
Come rest your weary mouse-clicking finger for awhile!
Sit back and relax. Close your eyes.
Wait! On second thought, keep your eyes open!
Imagine you are sitting on the beach with best-selling author, Trina Boice. What books would you two talk about while you watched the waves roll in and out?
What refreshing snack would you share while you wiggled your feet in the sand?
Well OK, you don't have time to head to the beach right now because you've got a million other web sites to check out....
Here are some of the things you can do right now...(on her website)
Sounds fun, doesn't she?
All right, so there are the prizes for today. And here's what you have to do to get entries: Each thing is worth one entry.
1. Sign up for my newsletter in the sidebar. It's quarterly and you get sneak peeks of my work and fun little insights into writing. Come on, you know you want to!
2. Tweet or Facebook today's contest.
3. Tell me what you prefer--Kindle, Nook, or paper--- and why.
4. Become a follower of Debra Erfert's blog by clicking here
5. If you aren't already a follower of my blog, become one!
6. In honor of my two favorite shows, Castle and Hawaii Five-O, where would you rather vacation--New York or Hawaii?
7. If you have already entered the Character Contest, then you will get an entry for these prizes. If you haven't, then hurry and you'll get an entry for ebooks!
8. If you haven't liked me on Facebook yet, hurry and start liking me! :)
And since we did confetti and dancing yesterday, I think we're ready for some refreshments today, don't you? Break out the dessert bar for cakes, pies, cheesecake, ice cream, and cookies. Of course there's some yummy sparkling drinks as well. :) Are you with me?