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Saturday, April 12, 2014

The "Holy Crap" Celebration Giveaway

I know, I know--I said I was done with giveaways for now. Mailed out the prizes for the last winners, breathed a sigh of relief, and put all the remaining swag away. Whew. (And promptly came down with a cold, but I don't think the two things are related.)

Then today, I was wandering around the Interwebs (I have a cold, did I mention?) and happened to check on the Amazon page for The Witch's Broom HERE. The book has been out for a couple of weeks, so I wasn't expecting anything spectacular. I definitely wasn't expecting THIS:


Yes, that says that The Witches Broom is #1 (#1!) in both Wicca and Witchcraft. But while that is great--really great--it isn't the thing that blew me away. Look at the number above that. #2,345 on Amazon overall. That, my friends, is phenomenal. Phenomenal for any book by any author, but for a little PAGAN nonfiction book? HOLY CRAP.

To give you some kind of perspective, my most recent book, Everyday Witchcraft Book of Rituals (which I think is a lovely book) is at #419,998 overall. The Goddess is in the Details my most popular book, which has gone back to reprint 5 times is at #216,747  in the Kindle store.

So cracking the top 2,500 overall is HUGE. And yes, if you have been here for more than a week or two, you know what that means.

CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY!!!!!




(I know...I said I wasn't doing another one. But I'm out of champagne and I have to celebrate somehow.)

This one is easy. You can share the news anywhere, or Tweet about it, of course. But what I'd really like you to do is tell me here about something you celebrated recently, and how you celebrated. It doesn't have to be anything huge...just something that made your day, like this (and all of your amazing support) made mine.

One lucky winner (anywhere, in any country--yes, you heard me!) will win all of this groovy stuff
The swag package includes one of the last remaining super cool broom refrigerator magnets, postcards and cards for both The Witch's Broom and Wickedly Dangerous (the first Baba Yaga novel), plus matching magnets for both books, AND a sheet of Witch's Broom stickers that didn't get included in the original giveaways because, um, I forgot I bought them.

Thank you all for the everything you have done to get me to this "holy crap" moment. Don't for a moment think I don't appreciate how great you all are. And no, I'm not sniffling because I'm so happy. I told you--I have a cold. (Yep, that's it.)

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43 comments:

  1. I celebrated my birthday two days ago - with my wife and The Phantom of the Opera on broadway!

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  2. The last thing I celebrated was my mother's birthday. We had a nice family dinner and I baked her a yummy cake with a hand made chocolate flower on top :)

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  3. I decided to change jobs and bought myself a wonderful, modern computerized Singer sewing machine. I have two antique ones that I use regularly, so this was quite a switch...and I'm having a blast with it!

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  4. I celebrated re-connection, to myself & Spirit. I stood against a tree, bare feet firmly grounded in Earth & watched a lovely April storm roll in. Much needed.

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  5. Last year was the worst of my life...found out my daughter was depressed and self-injuring herself by cutting. We immediately got her to therapy and on medication (as recommended by the therapist), and this month, we are celebrating her one year anniversary being free from self-harm! Thank you, Goddess! Blessed be!

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    1. Oh, Syrai--that's wonderful! Bright blessings for both you and your daughter.

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  6. I celebrated the return of Spring by planting 3 new rose bushes! This is the first time in my journey as a Witch I have had the yard and the money to get out there and dig!!!

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    1. I planted 3 rose bushes last fall :-) Hurray for planting, and the beauty yet to come!

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    2. Congrats, Vickie! You're the winner!

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  7. I've been celebrating my Mom's upcoming memorial by printing and distributing announcement invitations.

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    1. I think that sounds lovely, Vonnie. *hugs*

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  8. I am celebrating a hand knitted Pay It Forward gift I have just recieved and I will blog , and share as I have also purchased
    Another Deborah Blake book! What Joy is in the air!
    xoDebi

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    1. Gifts! Books! That's a lot of happy :-)

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  9. the last thing I celebrated was spring break at work, I am a lunch lady in a middle school, so time off of work, which is what I so needed, to relax to be able to make it thru the rest of the school year.

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    1. Time off is definitely worth celebrating! (Especially for anyone who works in a school. That's a TOUGH job.)

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  10. I celebrated my Dad's 65th birthday Friday night with a super swanky dinner at one of the best steak houses in the area! Everyone had the best steak of their life except for me, who had an awesome sea bass.

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  11. My daughter's return from a semester of college in Ireland ...I missed my baby...ummm I mean..... my totally grown up daughter. I took her to the Autumn Cafe in Oneonta her favorite resturaunt.

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  12. The Autumn Cafe is my stepdaughter's favorite too--I always take her there when she is back in town for a visit. Yay for the return of daughters!

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  13. Dearest Deborah,

    Congratulations! Your new books is amazing and you are a wonderful writer. Many blessings upon you. <3

    From your Brazilian fan,

    Ravenna

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    1. Thanks, Ravenna! By the way, did you see that the contest is open to everyone? Even my fans in Brazil :-)

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    2. Yes, I saw that, Deborah. Thank you very much. <3 Deborah Blake ruling the world. ;) Just kidding.

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  14. I celebrate the Fall/Autumn. Different from Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere had the hottest summer ever. That was really terrible! My ventilator was my shadow, always beside me. Going outside was suicide. People getting sick all the time. With the Fall, we can have relieve, sleep well, eat well, work well, go outside and play, smile. I thank the Goddess for that. Even our health has improved. A really celebration time here. :)

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    1. That's great! It was an equally tough winter here. Definitely celebrating spring.

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  15. Haven't celebrated anything recently

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    1. Then it must be time to find something!

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  16. Last month I celebrated winning our union election at my work - even though my employer fired me two weeks before the election I continue to go to the meetings and help my co-workers...and everyday I celebrate the fact that I made so many more very good friends that stuck with me.

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    1. Good friends are definitely worth celebrating! And karma wins in the end :-)

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  17. I've had a great year so far with great celebrations to match, but the most exciting one that kicked it all off was closing on my dream house and getting to move to the middle of the woods. Yay!

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  18. Celebrating your success. I love all of your work and look forward to more. . Thank you.

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  19. Yay! Congrats!
    I celebrated by first year of blogging (my Blogiversary) last week with a giveaway of 6 ebooks, winners choice of either of my titles. I was thrilled to get 105 entries, and a perfectly even split with 3 copies of each book requested.
    Great way to celebrate :)

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  20. I'm celebrating because after 3 and a half years my husband finally almost finished the kitchen. Just have to put the handles on the draws. Kitchen looks so pretty and we are doing the bathroom and guest room now. Work, work, work, but all worth it. Congrats Deb I am so happy for you.

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    1. Yay for finished kitchens I rebuilt the kitchen here right after I bought the house (the one that it had was barely functional on a good day). It's a lot of work! But oh, to have the kitchen you wanted. Worth it indeed. Congrats!

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  21. My daughter and I recently traveled by train to Eugene to visit my parents. To celebrate, my brother cooked a lovely "Thanksgiving" dinner in March, complete with turkey and pumpkin pie.

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  22. Congrats to Vickie Lesperance, who won all the swag! And thanks to all of you for celebrating with me!

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