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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Birthday Bonanza Giveaway


My birthday is this week--Friday the 28th. I'm kind of in a funk, so not feeling terribly celebratory (nothing terrible, just life and stuff). It's my 57th (eek!) so not really a big deal. Other than a traditional lunch with a couple of friends, one of whom has a birthday on May 2nd so we always do a group thing, I'm not really observing it at all.

Which seemed kind of sad, so I decided to celebrate with all of you the same way I did last year: by giving away a gift to someone else!

Some people have asked me what I'd like as a gift. Pretty much what any author would like for his or her birthday, probably. Buy a book, or put up a nice review, or spread the word about a book you read that you liked. I admit, I'd love to see a spike in my book sales on my birthday :-) [Plus Berkley is about to make a decision on whether or not to contract for the 3rd Rider book, and it may not be going well, so a jump in book sales would be helpful.]

But it doesn't have to be my books. Buy any book by an author you like, even if it is just a .99 cent Kindle eBook. All book sales are a good thing. Review anyone's book; it doesn't have to be mine. Positive reviews help authors sell books, and as I might have mentioned, book sales are a good thing. (What can I say--I have a lot of friends who are authors too!) Or just tell someone about a book you read recently that you loved. Be pro-book, mine or anyone else's. Heck, go support your local library. That's what I want for my birthday. (Although cute cats and dragons are always on my list too...)

In the meanwhile, here's what I'm giving YOU for my birthday. A chance at one of three prize packs--winner's choice. With the help of Magic the Cat, I give you:

The Tarot Package
 A signed tarot deck with a limited edition tin, plus a broom pen.

The Signed Book Package
 A set of all three Baba Yaga books and the first Broken Riders book, all signed by me.

The Dragon Package
A cute stuffed dragon, a broom pen, and the signed book of your choice, fiction or nonfiction.

And really, you don't have to buy one of my books to help me celebrate, although you know I'd love that. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. As always, no purchase is necessary to enter, and you can get credit for things you have already done, like following the blog or following me on Twitter. Spread the word, since it's a party! I'm looking forward to spending the next year with all of you.

a Rafflecopter giveaway




48 comments:

  1. A court of mist and fury by Sarah J. Maas

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  2. I just read: "Last Note", by Robert Barnard. It was great and had an ending that was surprising.

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  3. I recently finished Extinction Horizon by Nicholas Sansbury Smith and loved it!!! Such a brilliant series.
    Happy Early Birthday!

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  4. Reading Dear Bob and Sue ... funny and entertaining
    nhsarab@yahoo.com

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  5. Have a great Birthday. I just finished Downward facing death by Michelle Kelly.

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  6. My current favorite is whichever I've just finished. In this instance: The Hanging Tree, Ben Aaronovitch. I now have SPQR: a history of Ancient Rome (Mary Beard) & STAR.SHIPS (Gordon White) going.

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  7. I am currently re-reading the Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter in preparation to her new one coming out. As soon as I am done with these I will be reading your latest release. I recommend all my books to anyone who will listen! <3

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    1. I have the first one of those on my Kindle. HAVE to read it soon!

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  8. I am reading The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Law of Attraction and am loving it! It would be so wonderful to win your Tarot deck, I've had it on my Amazon wish list since the release was announced. Happy Birthday!

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  9. I was gifted older books and am reading Summoning the fates from z.budapest and all women are healers by Diane stein.. Have a great birthday week!!

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  10. I just read The Escape by David Baldacci. It was a nice break from cozy mysteries.

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  11. Finishing Fatal Identity by Marie Force and going on Yasmine Galenorn's Moon Shimmers next.

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  12. Oh...I would LOVE any of those prizes. Of course, the broom pen is adorable. Then again, ANY book by you would be a prize and a half.

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  13. Oh..recommendations! Esp. for vacation reading, there are 3 mini-series I go for. The Baba's books, Fury's books (Yasmine Galenorn), & the 5-set of Lil&Boris (?Shannon Hill).

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  14. I hope you day is great. I am currently reading Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins. :-)

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  15. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. I've got you beat by a year. Turned 58 in January. If I win I choose #3 with the broom book. I don't have that one yet. I am currently enjoying 4 different books, with your latest waiting in the wings.

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  16. Actually, 5 different books, if you count The Hobbit on audio.

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  17. What is the favorite book you've read lately? Which one are you recommending to people? A new YA series R. Caine High School from Victoria Danann The Game Begins book 1 and The Knight book 2

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    1. It has to do with kids that don't know they are children of the Gods and tarot

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  18. Wishing you the best for the coming year.
    Not very good at this comment-y thing but the sentiment is sincere.

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  19. We just moved to Kentucky and just before we left I was gifted with the book Spaceships An Illustrated History Of The Real And Imagined by Ron Miler. Ron and his wife Fe are cherished freinds of ours and we miss them. I would certainly receive his book of you are interested on the evolution of space travel and the art that inspired it.

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  20. I just finished reading "A Ghostly Mortality" by Tonya Kappes. This is a great series and I would highly recommend it.

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  21. I just finished reading "A Ghostly Mortality" by Tonya Kappes. This is a great series and I would highly recommend it.

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  22. Just read "Caroline's Comet" by McCully; a picture book biography of the first paid professional woman scientist. It says she wrote an "outspoken" autobiography that I think I will try and check out.

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  23. I haven't read any of the fiction books but I absolutely love the witchy books.

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  24. One of my faves Eat, Pray, Love! I hope you have a wonderful birthday, I am turning the big 50 this year, but I'm looking forward to it, there is going to be a solar eclipse on my birthday!!

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    1. How cool! I have to say that my 50th birthday was the best one ever. I hope yours is too.

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  25. I'm listening to the Dresden Files audiobooks instead of rereading them. Seem to be going thru my favorite Urban Fantasy series this year and rediscovering them via audiobook. Kim Harrison's Hollows series, esp the prequel The Turn, read by Marguerite Gavin makes the stories even better.

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    1. I love the Dresden Files and the Hollows series!

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  26. Happy birthday!! I've been reading the Aurora Teagarden books by Charlaine Harris. They are great cozies!

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    1. Those are among my favorite cozies! They're on my reread list.

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  27. Currently reading Lonely Graves, book 4 of the Rue Hallow series by Amanda Allen.

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  28. I've listened to two audiobooks recently that I really enjoyed! One was Falling Out Of Focus by Brynn Myers. It was very well done with a dark Alice in Wonderland/Labyrinth feel. The other was totally out of my normally reading, The Super Sushi Ramen Express by Michael Booth. He's a food critic who on a whim took his wife and two young children to Japan for a foodie tour through the country. The recounting of their experiences was fascinating, funny and at times appalling. I would listen to both again.

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  29. I hope you have a wonderful magical birthday.

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  30. Have yourself a very happy birthday! I'm currently re-reading the Harry Potter series.

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  31. Rereading Go Fetch by Shelly Laurentson.

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  32. I fell bad. I don't think I have read any fiction in ages. My sister got me onto the Phrynie Fisher show so I think I should look into the books. And Happy Birtday

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  33. Happy birthday Deborah! Love your stuff!

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  34. Happy birthdayxxxx. I am nearly finished a game of thrones and its amazing it is mire complex than the tv show but strips down humans to show every side possible , shows how the politics has and still does work

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  35. Happy Birthday! I haven't had an opportunity for much recreational reading. I'm a mom of 2 and a full time college student, so my reading as of late has been bedtime stories and academic reading. Almost finished with the semester though!

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    1. Good for you! I hope you get to read something for fun when the semester is over.

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  37. Happy birthday!! I'm currently reading Tarot Wisdom by Rachel Pollack. 😊

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