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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Some "Lucky 13" Winners

Thirteen years ago today, my new husband and I were driving from Washington State back to Provo, Utah, where we both attended college at BYU. We were driving a luxurious Chrysler, the nicest car either one of us had ever been inside. A week earlier, we'd gotten up bright and early to pick up our rental car and head to Washington to get married. When the guy at the rental place learned that we were only 21, he explained that we were too young to rent the car we had reserved. Needless to say, we were a tiny bit frantic. When we told him that we were heading to Washington to get married, he not only changed our ages to 25 on the computer, but he upgraded us to a luxury vehicle. The good thing about driving all that way is that we did it in style! We were giddy about getting back to our crappy Provo apartment and starting our "real life" together. Thirteen years have gone by fast and they've been very, very happy. I'm grateful for a loving husband who supports his family, dotes on his kids, always puts my needs before his own, and does it all with kindness and good humor. I think I'll keep him around for a while :)

The hubs likes to call himself my second love (after this blog), so I'll stop gushing and get back to business ... I (, actually) picked the winners in the two giveaways I've been running:

Susan G. won an ARC of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White


FieryIceFantasy won an ARC of Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Congratulations! FIF, if you'll email me your snail mail address, I'll get the book out to you ASAP. Susan, I know where you live (unless you've moved in the past 2 years??) - if you'll shoot me an email, we can arrange a time for me to drop the book off at your house.

Thanks, everybody, for entering! Stay tuned for more fun giveaways.

P.S. Please remember that ARCs are unedited copies of new books. It's illegal to sell or auction them off. They cannot really be donated either. After you've read the ARC, feel free to keep it for yourself, pass it on to a friend or recycle it. Thanks for respecting the ARCs! I, for one, would be devastated if publishers stopped offering ARCs because of people using them irresponsibly.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Happy Anniversary! Today is my anniversary as well...nine years.

  2. Loved your anniversary story susan. A happy day to both of you! It does sound like you got a keeper. Wishing both of your the best.

  3. Just want to say thanks for picking me and to wish you a happy anniversary. Trust me that ARC will be most appreciated.


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