Monday, October 31, 2011

Book Give Away!!!

Hey all you readers out there
In honor of NaNoWriMo, I'm giving away a fun little romance
by Jaclyn M. Hawkes
Be a follower, and leave a comment! 
That's all you have to do. 
For an extra chance to win, send a friend over to my blog.
You'll get one extra chance for each comment with your name mentioned in the comments
And one extra chance if your friend becomes my follower as well.
Contest ends Saturday, Nov. 5 at midnight.
Please leave me your contact information so I know how to notify you.


What in the world is NaNoWriMo???
National Novel Writing Month! Are you in? A whole book in one month??? Impossible you say? Hard maybe, but not impossible. You only have to write 1666 words per day for 30 days. You can do it! I can do it! Click here to sign up to participate, or just get more information. 

If you read my novel, Identity, then I'm sure you're dying to know what happened to certain characters I left dangling at the end. 

That's the book I'm going to start tomorrow. I'm calling it Silhouette
If you like the idea of mistaken identities, then you'll love my newest novel as well. Check out my profile on Facebook. I'll be adding my favorite sentences at the end of each day and update you on my progress. 

Wish me luck, wish me fortitude, and tell my muse she will find me hard at work this month!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

October Blog Hop Winner-Laura

Laura Bastian is one very lucky lady. 
She entered my blog hop for September and then again in October. 
Now, I'm a terrible procrastinator so I hadn't mailed off her September prize (Identity red nail polish and lipstick to match the cover of my book.) 
I thought to myself, well, I've waited this long, 
I guess I can wait until after this contest is over, you know, 
just in case Laura wins again. 

So on Sunday, I went to a random number generator and VOILA!!! Laura's number came up again. 

Perfect, I thought. 

So I mailed her the nail polish, 
the lipstick and the fabulous sunglasses on Tuesday. 
They arrived today. 

She took a picture and emailed it to me. 
So, may I introduce, 
the very lovely, 
and very similar looking Savannah,
Ms. Laura Bastian!

Oh, and did I mention, she ordered a copy of my book!

Thanks for everyone who participated. 

It's so much fun to get new followers.
And fun to see comments from my "old" followers as well. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

October Blog Hop

Welcome to the October Blog Hop, where you can visit new blogs, enter to win prizes, and have a great time!

At the bottom of this post, you'll see a list of participating blogs. Just click on each link, check out the prize, and follow the easy instructions to enter. You can enter on each blog, so it's possible to win multiple times. It's frighteningly easy.

On this blog, you can win ...
A Pair of Sunglasses like Savannah wears in Identity

To enter, all you need to do is:

1. Become a follower of my blog.

2. Leave a comment on this post and tell me why you'd like to win this prize. If your e-mail address isn't visible through your Blogger profile, please also leave it with the comment so I can notify you if you win. You can enter until midnight MST on Saturday night, October 15th.

That's it! You are now entered. Now please go visit all my friends on the list below. It's almost like trick or treating!

October Blog Hop Participants

1. Tristi Pinkston
2. I Am a Reader, Not a Writer
3. Bonnie Harris
4. Michael D. Young
5. Misty Moncur
6. Debbie Davis
7. Mandi Tucker Slack
8. Mary Ann Dennis
9. Deanna Henderson
10. Laura Bastian
11. Kristy Tate
12. Kristy Wilson
13. Jennifer Debenham
14. Jenny Moore
15. Elizabeth Hughes
16. J. Lloyd Morgan
17. Close Encounters with the Night Kind
18. Billy Boulden
19. Scott Bryan
20. Maria Hoagland
21. Shirley Bahlmann
22. Shelly Brown
23. Marcy Howes
24. Lynnea Mortensen
25. Jaclyn M. Hawkes
26. Diane Stringam Tolley
27. Gail Zuniga
28. Betsy Love
29. iWriteNetwork
30. Canda's InkBlast
31. Stacy Coles

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Book Review-ALL DIETS WORK by Jen Brewer, RD

Have you ever wondered which diet to try? There’s the Scarsdale Diet, Medifast, Slimfast, Nutrisystem. Google Weight Loss and in under one second you pull up over 66 million websites devoted to it. In almost every single lady’s magazines are one or more articles on dieting and weight loss. And let’s not even get started with diet pills, lipo-suction, lap-bands and gastroplasty.  
So why are so many people overweight? Jen Brewer, RD is a registered dietician with years of experience in healthy eating. In Brewer’s book All Diets Work, that’s the problem, she addresses the myths of dieting. She says, “The traditional use of the word “diet” has changed over the years” (Brewer 3). It used to mean your daily intake of food, or what you ate. The word now has a negative connotation meaning some eating plan you go on temporarily to take weight off. But low and behold, the minute you “go off your diet” all those unwanted pounds seem to find their way back onto your body.
From the back of the book:
“All Diets Work will help you debunk fad-diet claims and peel away the hype and fancy packaging. It will help you identify your own strengths so you can build your personal arsenal of weight loss tools that truly work for you today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life.”
Brewer addresses the diet dilemma and gives you 25 tools for healthier eating which will not only help you lose (I like to call it banish) weight, but will give you a new outlook on food. There is a section of testimonials of people who have used one or more of the tools to banish their weight. She also has online support that go with some of the tools. You can go to and find lots of great posts about living healthy and finding balance in your life.
If you are serious about taking control of what you eat, which would be your “diet” then this is a MUST read. I've been following many of her tools and tips. (Some I was already doing before even reading her book). I've managed to banish 10 pounds in the last two months.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Book Review-Lydia

I just finished reading Lydia by Wanda Luce. Let me tell you first what the book is about:
Lydia comes from a wealthy family, well, they were until her father dies and leaves the family in dire financial straights. To help with the family income Lydia takes a job as a governess. The family she works for adores her and in the Ashcroft Family, Lydia finds comfort and is quite content to live out her days as a companion and governess. That is until she meets Charles Ashcroft's best friend Lord Denton. Lydia is dazzled immediately with the handsome and most eligible bachelor. She keeps telling herself not to fall for him, but heart does not listen. With each encounter, Lydia falls deeper and deeper in love with him. Her head tells her there is no way a man in his position will ever fall for a lowly governess.

Now let me tell you what I think. This sweet romance, written in the style of Jane Austen's great novels is one with rich language and the beauty of falling in love. Who doesn't love the dashing rogue? And the heroine caught in embarrassing situation. There is lots of tension between the characters. If you love romances, then this is the book for you.