Saturday, December 11, 2010

Giveaway!
Giveaway!






BIG Giveaway!

What?

  • TEN Books! (Amish, suspense, romance by authors such as Brandilyn Collins, Teresa Slack, etc.)
  • Amazon gift certificates! (four $5 gift certificates)
  • Four free downloadable Stories!
  1. Secrets (a romantic suspense) by Linore Rose Burkard
  2. A Family Visit (contemporary) by Michael Emmert
  3. A Face in the Shadow (A full length romanic suspense novel) by Tiffany Colter
  4. Homespun (inspirational romance) by Michele Levigne


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Below is information about the wonderful people offering their stories for you to read. Please look over the brief bios, then move on to the bottom to find out what to do to win one of the great prizes!

Those offering the free downloadable stories:


Linore Rose Burkard:
Linore Rose Burkard creates Inspirational Romance for the Jane Austen Soul. Her characters take you back in time to experience life and love during the Regency England era (circa 1800 - 1830). Ms. Burkard's novels include Before the Seasons Ends, The House in Grosvenor Square and, The Country House Courtship. Her stories blend Christian faith and romance with well-researched details from the Regency. Readers experience a romantic age, where England from the past comes alive and happy endings are possible for everyone!
You can purchase her books from:
Her website:  http://www.linoreburkard.com/index.html



Tiffany Colter:
Tiffany Colter is a passionate freelance writer whose credits include Charisma Magazine, Toledo Business Journal and regular columns for Afictionado E-zine and the Suspense Magazine where she writes the “Ask your Writing Career Coach” column.

She is tenacious in her approach to not only create a great story, but to mentor other writers, Tiffany can always be found in the presence of a book or laptop. She has twice been nominated for the ACFW Mentor of the Year award.

Tiffany won the 2007 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense in the inspirational unpublished division for her manuscript A Face in the Shadow and was a semi-finalist in Operation First Novel in 2004.

She earned her BA from the University of Toledo’s Honor’s College in 1998 with a Summa cum Laude distinction. She is the coordinator for The Master Seminars and runs Command Performance Speakers Bureau, as well as a blog for writers called The Writing Career Coach. On that site she mentors writers in matters of business management, marketing, and time management principles. Tiffany also travels and speaks on these topics to writers and small business owners at conferences and via online webinars.

She is an active member of local and national writing groups where she has served as a judge in writing contests for published and unpublished writers.

Writing Career Coach was created to be a place where writers could learn about businesses and businesses could learn about writing.

Check out her site:
Tiffany@WritingCareerCoach.com
www.WritingCareerCoach.net
www.WritingCareerCoach.net/tiffany
www.WritingCareerCoach.com




Michele Levigne:
Pen Name:  Michelle Levigne
Check out her sites at:

Michelle has been a story addict for as long as she can remember, starting with The Cat in the Hat and Weekly Reader Book Club. She discovered Narnia and Star Trek in elementary school, and was a familiar face in the school library, especially when she became addicted to Greek mythology.

She fell into fandom in college, and has 40+ short stories and poems in various universes; Star Trek, Starman, Highlander, Stargate SG-1, Stingray, Beauty & the Beast, and The Phoenix. She and a friend published a multi-universe ‘zine, Starwheel, for 4 issues. All this time, she worked up to sending out original stories to magazines and publishing houses, eventually receiving rejection letters that weren’t the standard photocopied photocopy of a form letter.

She has a BA in theater/English from Northwestern College and a MA in communication, focused on film and writing from Regent University. She has submitted scripts for various screenwriting competitions and wrote and submitted scripts for MacGuyver, Beauty & the Beast, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and The Pretender. She also wrote scripts for Matrix and Stargate SG-1, but never obtained permission to submit scripts. Their loss!

In 1990, her writing career finally broke into the public market when she won 1st place in the 4th quarter of the Writers of the Future contest, which earned a hefty prize, payment to have her story in that year’s anthology, and a week at a writing seminar in California before the awards ceremony. Unfortunately, it was a long-term launch, because it wasn’t until 2000 that Mountainview Publishing contracted for Heir of Faxinor. (Now at Hard Shell Word Factory). Since then, Michelle has published 40+ books and novellas with multiple e-publishers, in science fiction and fantasy, YA, and many sub-genres of romance. She has been a finalist in the EPPIE Awards competition (10 finalists and 2 wins, Lorien, in 2006, Inspirational category, and The Meruk Episodes, 1-5, in 2010, Anthology category) and has garnered 4s and 5s from many review sites.

Her training includes the aforementioned degrees; the Institute for Children’s Literature correspondence course; 8+ years proofreading at an advertising agency; and 10 years at a community newspaper, entering and editing freelancers’ articles and news releases. She has also freelance edited for small presses and a major business publisher.

In 2008, she launched her own freelance editing business, offering proofreading as well as light or in-depth editing services on an hourly basis. Check her Web site: http://www.mlevigne.com/ and click on the red pen to learn more.



Michael Emmert:
Or send an email to Michael.Emmert [at] Gmail [dot] Com

On Michael's website is a page called FirstPage. He's offering free critiques of anyone's first page of their WIP. Contact him at the above emal address.


Michael says: "I would love to hear from any one.
As a boy I wrote a couple of short stories, westerns, as those were my interest. In Junior High, and in High School, I was a copious reader. I scoured the library, searching for fiction novels. Zane Gray was at the top of my list. I transferred to Sci-Fi, with Heinlein at the point. After depleting those genres, I moved to dogs, horses, then car racing, anything that would whet my interest.

When I married and we had children, I sometimes tucked the little ones into bed, and might spin a yarn, which would generate squeals for more. When they were ill, I read them the Chronicles of Narnia. For myself, I read Azimov, L’Amour, and Fisher. Writing letters, and newsletters kept my writing skills up. I never entertained the thought of being a novelist.

It wasn’t until about eight years ago that the interest of writing stories, inserted its head into my life.
Historical Romance is my chosen writing genre. I guess that I’m a romantic at heart. I don’t mean a gushy novel, where the two characters can’t stand to be apart. But rather where a relationship grows between the protagonists, where their hearts are drawn to the other."

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Who?

For anyone?
Nope . . .
This Christmas I want to say thank you to all my followers. So, I'm holding this contest for you, dear followers, and I will choose not one, but at least TEN (10)of my followers to win one of these gifts! Whooeee!
What do you have to do?

Not much.
Comment on any post during contest period and remind me you're a follower, leave an email address, and in goes your name for a chance to win one of these fantastic gifts!

And the more you comment, the more times I'll drop your name into the "bag."





When?
  • Beginnig today through December 24th.
  • After that I'll announce the winners on this blog, and send an email to each winner for your address/and to let you know what you've won.


Merry Christmas, followers.
Blessings!

48 comments:

Charity said...

OO!! This is a great giveaway!! Would love to be entered:) And I am a follower as Charity. Will be checking back often. Thanks!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Katie G. said...

This is wonderful!!! :) A great giveaway!!! Please enter me into the giveaway as I am a follower. :)

Thanks and God bless!

Katie G.

katiegalyean (at) yahoo (dot) com

misskallie2000 said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway Lena.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Jeanette said...

Hi, Carole.

I'm a follower via FB. My email is risenediting (at)gmail (dot) com. I would love to win anything (but I'm hoping for Brandilyn Collins, Teresa Slack, or Tiffany Colter!).

Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Jeanette

misskallie2000 said...

Sorry Carole, I had just left Lena's blog and put her name on your blog. lol That's what old age does for you.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Teresa Slack said...

Thanks, Carole, for all your wonderful giveaways and for the publicity you give to authors. Don't include me in the giveaway. I just wanted to say thanks for hosting a fun and interesting blog.

Great Lakes Romances said...

Very nice gifts for your followers, of which I am one!
Donna Winters
bigwaterpub (at) gmail (dot) com

Julia M. Reffner said...

Great giveaway! I'm intrigued by those short stories, too! I've been a follower for a few months.

by Pegg Thomas said...

Thanks for hosting this great give-away! I'm a follower.

twinwillows at gmail dot com

lollipops said...

I love that snow picture on the bottom. Sounds like a great giveaway. Please enter me.

Merry Christmas!

lolly-pops(at)juno(dot)com

Pain SUX said...

This is a wonderful contest. I SO love the Amish books ;) I've been a follower of yours for awhile. I love your blog.

~Steph
soklad@hotmail.com
http://fortheluvofsanity.blogspot.com

Rose McCauley said...

Hi Carole, I tried to sign up as a follower but couldn't get it to works since I don't have a FB acct. Can you tell me hos? thanks, crmcc at setel dot com

Caroline said...

Rose, you don't have to have a FB account. Just a google one. Click on "follower" & do what is asked (which is very minimal). Clk done. & that's it. I'll email you to.

Linda Kish said...

How cool is this?? Thanks for the chance.

I am a GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Jeanette Levellie said...

You are wonderful! Thanks so much for your generosity, dear friend.

I am a happy follower.

Jen

jeanettelevellie(at)gmail(dot)com

Tiffany Harkleroad said...

I am a follower!
tiffanyniekro at gmail dot com

Jo said...

What a awesome giveaway! I would definitely love to be entered. I am a follower.

Blessings,
Jo
ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

apple blossom said...

I'm a follower thanks for the giveaway
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Grace said...

What a terrific giveaway! I would love to win any of the above mentioned items. They all look great!!!

Thanks and Merry Christmas!
~Grace

gracethorson at gmail dot com

Grace said...

I forgot to mention that I'm a follower of your blog! =)

~Grace

Jackie said...

I've been following your blog and excited about your big Christmas giveaway. Thanks!

Katy M said...

I found this blog through Carman. I just became a follower. If this qualifies me for the giveaway, please count me in. What a wonderful giveaway!

~ Katy

legacy1992(at)gmail(dot)com

Nancye said...

WOW!! What an amazing giveaway!! Thank you so much for the chance to win some awesome prizes! I am a follower.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Bluerose said...

I'm a follower. I would love to be entered. :)

bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

Kelly Massman said...

What a nice giveaway! I'm a follower!

thanks!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Emily said...

Please enter me! This sounds fantastic!

Following! :)

Horseluver120@gmail.com

Carmen7351 said...

I'm a follower.

Thank you for such a great giveaway! Have a wonderful Christmas celebration!

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Mark said...

Awesome giveaway. Count me in
marcus802001(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nia for Jesus said...

I'd love so much to win this giveaway,I'm from so far away..but would a blessing to have one of those books!

nia.strong21(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer said...

This is a great giveaway! Please enter me! I am a new follower!

Jennifer
jmschwindt at cox dot net

Maureen said...

First Carman sent me...I am a follower.
This is a wonderful Giveaway...Please include me.

alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

Trinity Rose said...

Wow, what a wonderful giveaway.
Thanks so much.
You are a special person.
Merry Christmas.
I'm a follower.
Many blessings,
Trinity Rose
wandaelaine at gmail dot com

Charlotte Kay said...

So excited about this wonderful giveaway!
I am a follower:)
Thanks and many blessings,
Charlotte
chakasa58 at gmail dot com

Cindy W. said...

What an awesome giveaway! I am an old follower. Thank you for the chance to win!

Merry Christmas!
Cindy W.

countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

~Prism~ said...

Wow! What an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity. I am a follower.

girlofmanycolors(at)gmail (dot) com

Blessings,
~Prism~

Edna said...

I am a follower and I would love to win these books, this would be a great Christmas gift for ME :)

thanks and have a Merry CHRISTmas

mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

Aik said...

I'd love to enter! I'm a follower!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

karenk said...

a fabulous giveaway...merry christmas :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

karenk said...

i'm a follower :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Jo said...

Oh what a great giveaway. Please enter me. I'm a follower

Blessings,
Jo
ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

Debra Collins said...

What an awesome giveaway!! I love the snowy cabin picture at the end of this post...Beautiful!

I'm a follower.

debracollins(at)tds(dot)net

Cathy W said...

Awesome, thank you so much!
I'm a follower via GFC
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

Emma said...

I am a GFC follower.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Merry Christmas!augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

Renee G said...

What a wonderful giveaway.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com
I follow as Renee G

CamilleElise said...

I am a new follower and super excited about this giveaway, especially since Amish fiction is included!

I hope I win!

camille.buffenmeyer@gmail.com

The Unsell Family said...

What an amazing giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win. Please enter me.
~Jen Unsell
unsells{at}yahoo{dot}com

The Unsell Family said...

I forgot to mention that I am a new follower.
~Jen Unsell
unsells{at}yahoo{dot}com

Nancye said...

What a great giveaway!!! I am a follower who would love to be a winner in this contest. Thanks for the chance.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net