Thursday, April 01, 2010

    for YOU!

I love the Easter season.

The resurrection of Christ . . .

The hope and joy . . .
The new life . . .
Spring . . .
So . . . I'm celebrating! And some wonderful people will enjoy it.

Here's what YOU do:
  • Let me know what Spring and/or Easter means to you in 20 words or less.
  • Let me know the last book you read.
  • Become one of my followers, if you haven't already.
Make sure you leave an email address so I can contact you if/when you win.

That's it.

Now on to the prizes (one per person):

  • "A Tender Reed" A novel by Teresa Slack. (Teresa will join me on my blog in May with more book giveaways! Don't miss it!)
Born and raised in a small town in Southern Ohio, Teresa Slack always dreamed of writing books. The Christian fiction market for which she writes, has given her the opportunity to do what she loves while sharing her faith with readers. She lives with her husband in Ohio where she is an advocate of pet rescue and is currently working on her tenth novel

Check out her blog at

  • "Me, Just Different" a young adult novel by one of my critique partners, Stephanie Morrill. If you have a teenager, get this first book, and her other two, in that teen's hands. She's a great writer.
Stephanie Morrill is a twenty-something living in Kansas with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband and their daughter. She's the author of The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series, written for teenage girls. She's also the founder of, a blog that offers a helping hand to teens aspiring to be authors. You can find out more about Stephanie's journey as a young novelist and read sample chapters of her books at

  • A five-page critique of a scene, part of a chapter, whatever by . . . Christy Miller, owner and founder of
Mentor's Pen Editorial Services.
She's experienced in critiquing and editing, a published writer, has served as a judge for novel-writing contests and as a personal mentor.

Christy is a pastor’s wife and an ordained minister and a Christian lady who loves words, books, and most of all, the Book. God spoke gently to her heart, asking her to become an encourager to other writers.
Check out her business website at:
Email her at:

  • NEW!  NEW! Just got word that Michele Levigne, EPIC finalist, and this year, winner, is offering to give away pens and bubble gum to go along with every gift given away!!
Plus, as if that wasn't enough, she's giving away TWO T-shirts in honor of her two books coming out shortly.

  1. Lady Warhawk, the 4th book in her Arthurian fantasy series coming out mid-April.
  2. A Quiet Place, her next Tabor Heights novel, comes out May 1.

And last but not least . . .
  • A $20.00 gift certificate from Amazon.

A great man is always willing to be little. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

A wonderful Easter to each of you!


Carmen7351 said...

Easter--attending church to celebrate Christ's resurrection and power over sin!

Spring--new chartreuse buds showing new life after winter.

Last book: Deliver Us From Evil on human trafficking.

Already a Google Reader Follower.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Connie Cameron said...

Easter humbles me by reminding me of Christ's death, and thrills me with the promise of eternal life with Him.

Connie Cameron said...

Oops - forgot to add: last book read was "Get Out of That Pit" by Beth Moore.
(I'm already a follower of this blog!) (Thanks Carole for offering this!)

Roseanna M. White said...

This is such a fabulous idea, Carole! I feel like a cheater to enter, but I'm gonna anyway. ;-)

Easter is life--without it, we would be without the hope that our sins could be forgiven and death triumphed over.

The historian in me would also like to add, "Did you know that the word 'easter' comes from the name of a goddess of spring?" I had a piano teacher who refused to call the Christian holiday by a pagan name and instead used Resurrection Day. I love that. =)

Book . . . right now I'm reading Highland Blessings by Jennifer Taylor. Before that I was reading my own so I don't think it really counts, LOL.

Jo said...

Spring is new beginnings. Easter is the promise of eternal life since our savior died for us.

Last book I read was "Murder By Mushroom" by Virginia Smith and the Bible


Wendy said...

Easter helps to re-ground me and realize all Christ did for us and the love God has for us.
The last book I read is ' Love finds us in Miracle, Kentucky.'

Kathryn Page Camp said...

What Easter means to me is summed up in words by Bill and Gloria Gaither: "Because He lives I can face tomorrow; Because He lives all fear is gone; Because I know He holds the future; And life is worth the living, just because He lives."

I am currently reading "Your God is Too Small" by J.B. Phillips.

Caroline said...

Your responses are thrilling! So glad you visited!

Tahnee Andrew said...

Spring is new beginnings and a feeling of freedom...from being cooped up by dreary, cold weather.

Easter is a perfect reminder of all that Christ did for us and of His amazing sacrifice for our salvation.

The last book I read was The Bride Blunder by Kelly Eileen Hake...can't wait for the next in that series.

Just became a Follower, and you have my email address in Yahoo.


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Trinity Rose said...

Greetings Caroline,
This is a great giveaway.
Easter is the most precious time of the year to me. I feel such love from our Lord. I feel sad and happy at the same time. Sad that my sins caused such pain and happy that I'm loved so much.
He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
~Last book I read was Too Close to Home by Lynette Eason~
I've been your follower for quite a while and really enjoy your posts.
Blessed Easter to you,
Trinity Rose
wandaelaine at gmail dot com

Buukluvr81 said...

Easter-spending time with my family and remembering that He rose again for us & our sins are washed away!

Spring-the warm weather and watching my kids playing outside!

Last book read-Critical Care by Candace Calvert


Mollydawn1981 AT aol DOT com

Carman sent me!

rubynreba said...

Easter means that God gave his only son so that we might have enternal life.
I am a new follower.
The last book I read was Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania by Cerella D. Sechrist.

Abi said...

Here's what YOU do:

* Let me know what Spring and/or Easter means to you in 20 words or less.

Spring means new things. a fresh new life beginning. Renewal

* Let me know the last book you read.

Last book I finished is Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman

* Become one of my followers, if you haven't already.

I'm a follower. Thanks

I heard about your giveaway from Carman.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Martha A. said...

i am not sure if this is over already, but it looked fun!
Easter- It is an amazing time of rememberance for me, remembering all the sacrifices Jesus made for us and His great love for us.

Spring: Time to end school and be outside!!!

Last book I read- Heart of Glass by Diane Noble

I am a follower

PriviesAndPrims said...

Easter always reminds me of God's healing. My teenage son was diagnosed with bone cancer 10 years ago on Easter Sunday. He is healthy and cancer free!


p.s. Carmen sent me!

PriviesAndPrims said...

Forgot to say that the last book I read was Brunstetter's cousin series.


Paris said...

Spring to me means new life:) I last read The Door Within by Wayne Thomas Batson, it was great! I'm a follower of your blog!

Winning Readings said...

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings:

Nancye said...

Spring is a time of renewal, a time for hope, a time for fresh starts, a time for new beginnings. Jesus has risen and gives us all of these new possibilities. The beauty that surrounds us in the season of spring reminds us if His love.

Spring is my favorite season!!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Benita said...

Spring is a rebirth for me- a time to clean out physical spaces and thoughts and begin anew.

Last book I read- Dancing with My Father by Clarkson

Follower via GFC.


adge said...

Easter to me means that we are celebrating Jesus Christ who arose from the grave. Spring means new things in bloom. A real point being the fact that I can see pollen falling from my window. The last book I read was Tracey Peterson and Judith Miller's A Surrendered Heart. And I became a follower though I am not actually sure what that means since I am not tech savvy. I already have some of the books you are giving away but I would love to win the Amazon card. gasweetheart211[at]netscape[dot]net

Jeanette Levellie said...

Hope it's not too late to enter; I did not see a deadline.

I love Jesus. This season is all about God's love through Jesus, new life in Him, and hope for eternity.

The last book I read was "Who am I?" by Lena Nelson Dooley. Excellent romance/adventure novella.

I am a follower!


LuLu said...

Spring means a new, fresh start!

The last book I read was "Forget Me Not" by Vicki Hinze

I am a new follower and my email is:


Caroline said...

Thanks for all the comments and for announcing it, Winning Readings!

I would like for all of you to win, but I know that's not possible.

Blessings to you all.

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