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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Real, Live Author Makes My Day Giveaway

It's not often that I get to meet a real, live author face-to-face, but the other day Angela Morrison showed up on my doorstep. Better yet, she came bearing books - specifically, two brand, spankin' new copies of her first novel, Taken By Storm (if you missed my glowing review, click here). Even though I don't love the cover art, I do love the feel of these glossy hardcovers (ooooh shiny, as Megan would say). One is mine (Thanks for the sweet message, Angela!) and the other is for ... drumroll, please ... one of you!

Before I give you all the details of the contest, let me point out a few things:

- The book is a brand-new hardcover.

- The book is autographed.

- Even though Angela is LDS (Mormon) and one of the novel's main characters is also LDS, this is not an LDS novel. I consider it a clean read, but others might not. You don't have to be LDS to enjoy this one, so don't pass up the chance to own it just because you're not Mormon. Trust me - Taken By Storm is not preachy at all (although it definitely promotes sexual purity, an important element of an LDS lifestyle).

Okay, so here's the nitty gritty: I will draw the name of one winner on April 30. I'm making it easy on you this time - all you have to do is leave a comment on this post to be entered. Blog about it and I'll throw in an extra entry ('cause that's just the kind of nice blogger I am). Good luck!

P.S. The contest is open to all my readers, wherever you are in the world :)


  1. Count me in! How cool is that to have an author drop off the books?


  2. This sounds like a good read, you are so lucky to have the author bring you a book of your own. And thank you for offering us stalkers of your blog to get a chance for one of our own! I value your book reviews dearly!

  3. Hi! I'm a new reader of your blog (and a new blogger!). This book sounds interesting, so I thought I'd throw my name in the hat!

    I see we like a lot of the same authors! Just finished Adriana Trigani "Very Valentine." Loved it!


  4. I've wanted to read this one! How fun to be able to offer it as a giveaway.

  5. Looks good. I've seen other reviews and all good. Count me in too.

    By the way: Very happy about your book blog search thingy. Sometimes I dont remember who reviewed a book that I read. Very helpful.

  6. I am a great lover of shiny things. ;-)

    With that as well as your very glowing review in mind, I'd definitely like to have a chance at this one!

  7. One of these times I'm going to win - maybe this is my lucky day.

  8. Soooo cool!!!

    Would love this book!

  9. how lucky for you! I would love to win :D

  10. I always love getting a brand new book. Count me in.

  11. I should probably explain that this author's sister is a friend of mine. She lives just down the road. That's why I got the personal delivery :)

  12. Too cool that the author showed up on your doorstep! How come stuff like that never happens to me?

  13. Very awesome! I would love to read this book. I'll definitely put it on my wishlist at Shelfari.

  14. Hm... a glowing review of an LDS book? I am intrigued.

    P.S. I like your blog too :)

  15. sounds great thanks for the giveaway

  16. thanks for the nice giveaway - sounds like a great read

    msboatgal at

  17. Wow what a great cover thank you for the book.....

  18. I would love to win this book.

  19. I would love to be entered - thanks so much!

  20. I want to play! I have never been so tempted to start my own book blog. Two entries would be cool. :)

  21. Enter me, please! What an opportunity! I'll blog about your entry at Thanks!

  22. Thanks for the contest. It sounds like such a good book. I'll blog about it as well.

  23. Ooh, I'd love to win this book! I loved your review and was bummed when I went to the library website and they didn't have it!

  24. I love to cover. I would love a new book to read.


  25. I love how you said, Open to all my readers wherever you are in the world!!!


  26. I love a good story.

  27. Looks like a good book. Thanks for the chance

  28. Please enter me. Sounds like a very good read. Thanks.

  29. A good read is a good read..plain and simple. This looks like a good read.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  30. FYI - You can blog about this giveaway on any blog - it doesn't have to be one that is dedicated to books. If you don't have a blog, you could post about it on Facebook. I don't use MySpace or Twitter or any of those other things, but I suppose they count, too ...

  31. Add to me to list, nothing like a brand new shiny book o read. Thanks for the giveaway

    sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

  32. Sounds like a wonderful book, I'd love to read it!

  33. I am really interested in reading this book. Sounds great!

  34. I've been dying to read this ever since you blogged about it.....count me in...and I'll blog about it.

  35. Sounds great
    Kawaiineko2008 at aol dot com

  36. Sounds like a good book! Count me in! I have really been enjoying your blog and have shared it with my friends.

  37. I would love to be entered.

    Can I subscribe thru email...cannot find a spot for it.

  38. Sounds good!


    selinda_mccumbers at

  39. Sounds interesting. I'd love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!


  40. Visiting Authors. Sounds like a good read.

  41. what fun! I'd love to win :)

  42. Looks like a good read.

  43. Yum! Serve it up to this dedicated literary omnivore!

  44. Zounds good , can't wait to read it

    weblynx at

  45. I'd like to enter. =)


  46. Look like a good book count me in please

  47. I would like to enter, please!

    +1 entry: I linked this contest on my sidebar.


  48. I would love to be entered! Thanks!

  49. Looked for something new to read. Thanks for having a contest. Lovin' this blog!

  50. Count me in...thanks--

  51. This sounds like a book I would like to try out. Count me in!


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