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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy Release Day to Me--Contest & book giveaway!

Happy release day to me!

July first is the official release date for my fourth book, EVERYDAY WITCH A TO Z SPELLBOOK.

[Does happy dance.]

If you ask any author, they will tell you that no matter how many books they have out, it never gets any less exciting to have a new one hit the bookstores. It’s also a little scary. What if people don’t like this one? What if it gets bad reviews? What if no one buys it?

These things rarely happen, however, and I’m in favor of celebration over trepidation. So let’s have a virtual party here at the blog! I hope you’ll join me. There might even be cake…

In honor of the book’s release, I’m going to run a new contest. (This is in addition to the current contest, where to win all you have to do is be the first person to send me a picture of the book out in the world somewhere—at a bookstore, the library, or on your table at home.) There are three prizes:

Prize one is a signed copy of the new shiny book! Yay!
Prize two is a signed copy of my first book, CIRCLE, COVEN & GROVE: A YEAR OF MAGICKAL PRACTICE.
Prize three is something a little different. My publisher Llewellyn always sends me a cover flat of each book—the cover in flat form, suitable for framing. Very cool. Well, this time, they sent me a few extras. So one lucky person will win a signed cover flat of the Spellbook!

Here’s the way the contest is going to run. You can do as little or as much as you have the time and inclination for, and the more you do, the more points you earn. The person with the most points gets prize 1, the next gets prize 2, etc. In the case of more than one person with the same amount of points, I’ll pull names out of a hat to see who wins.

To get one point, all you have to do is leave a comment here. Easy peazy! [And you could still win if that’s all anyone choses to do.]

To get more points, you can do any or all of the following:

Post a link to either this blog or to the book (I’ll put links to Amazon and Llewellyn at the bottom of the page) on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or your blog. 1 point for every place you post it. [Be sure to come back and tell me you did it, and where!]

Buy the book anywhere you like (Amazon, B &N, Llewellyn.com. your local Indy bookstore) then email me a receipt proving you did so. Good for twenty points. And my eternal gratitude.

Keep in mind that you don’t HAVE to buy the book. Ever.

I hope you’ll help me celebrate the book’s release! And thanks for all your support—I really do appreciate you walking the path with me.


Here is the Amazon link:

And here is the Llewellyn link:
(You can still get 15% off until the end of the day June 30th.)


  1. Megacongrats on the official release of this book. I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on it!

  2. Thanks Gail! So far the feedback has been great!

  3. Happy release day and Congratulations!!
    Many happy sales to you.
    I had just gotten my New Worlds magazine in the mail yesterday and saw your book has a half-page advertisement with "New!" to highlight it. Very eye-catching. Your other books are on the same page.
    But then you probably already know that. I was just excited for you to see 'your page.' :-)

  4. Congratulations, Deborah! I'm so happy for you! Like Julie, I just got my New Worlds magazine and jumped up and down to see your book!


  5. Congrats on the release. May you have many sales.

  6. Congrats on the release of your new book. I am very happy and excited for you. I'm sure that it's going to be a big hit. Can't wait to get my copy!


  7. Thanks all! I saw that page in New Worlds and jumped up and down, too!

    Thanks for helping me get the party started!

  8. I'm so thrilled for you, Deborah. Congratulations. I'm going to Books a Million to look for the book today.
    Hope I find it!
    Teresa R.


    And let me just say in a totally off-the-wall fashion that when I glanced at your headline on lucy's blog I clicked on it because I thought it said "coloring contest".


  10. Stephanie St.ClairJuly 1, 2010 at 3:16 PM


  11. Congrats on the new book! I Tweeted a link to your blog so others can find your wonderfulness. :)

  12. Thanks all! And thanks Beth for Tweeting :-)

    "Coloring contest" HAR!

  13. Congratulations!! Really excited about adding this one to my shelf!!

    Best wishes and blessings to you!

  14. I am so glad to know you, you are an amazing person! It is wonderful that a piece of you, your written works, will always be around to share who you are. Best wishes always!

  15. I twittered, myspaced, facebooked, yahoo'd, & goodread ya. Plus whatever they are linked to.

  16. Amy Lynn,
    You rock! Thanks so much!

  17. The two winners are Beth Bartlett and Amy Lynn! I will also announce in a new blog post, but be sure to contact me so I can get your snailmail addys!

    congrats and thanks for helping to spread the word!

    And thanks to everyone who came and commented, and helped me to celebrate release day!!!!!

  18. Oops! I said THREE winners, didn't I? (Heat wave here, brain fried.)

    The third winner (of the Circle, Coven & Grove book) is Teresa Reasor.

  19. Way to go Deborah! Many congratulations,