Saturday, April 23, 2011

Weekend Edition

Seekerville wishes you a wonderful Easter Weekend.

We Have Winners!

Please contact Seekerville through our new web email if you are a winner and if needed, provide your snail mail address. Please note our giveaway rules in the right lower column of Seekerville.

On Monday Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe brought you Edit Me!

The five page critique winner is Nancy (Trouble)

Book winners are:

A Family for Faith to Sandy Ardoin

Single Sashimi to Linnette R Mullin

The Rancher's Reunion to Cara

Winner of It's Not Just Chocolate, It's My Life tote bag with a few surprises tucked inside is Nicole Zoltack.

Seekerville was thrilled to have Love Inspired author Allie Pleiter in Seekerville on Tuesday. Winner of Yukon Wedding is Hope Chastain.

Wednesday we welcomed Barbara Vey, from the Publisher's Weekly blog, Beyond Her Book . What a party. Hope you didn't miss it. Seekerville gave away 29 prizes during the day and had over 500 comments!

The winners are:

8am--The Rancher’s Reunion, Tina Radcliffe -- Valri

9 am--Only Uni, Camy Tang--Danielle Gorman

10 am-- The Officer’s Secret, Debby Giusti--Chelsea

11 am----Where the Dogwoods Bloom, Myra Johnson or book of your choice by Myra--Trinity Rose

11am--Reunited Hearts, Ruth Logan Herne-- Leanne109

12noon-- Love on Assignment, Cara Lynn James--Toni

12noon -- Wanted: A Family,Janet Dean-- Stacy -- (stacey.zink at gmail dot com)

1pm--Dreaming of Home,Glynna Kaye -- Ann

2pm--Made to Order Family, Ruth Logan Herne--Jackie S

2pm-- Single Sashimi, Camy Tang--Kari

3pm-- Steadfast Soldier, Cheryl Wyatt--Wendy

3pm-- The Officer’s Secret, Debby Giusti--Runner10

4pm-- The Rancher’s Reunion, Tina Radcliffe, Kristine Cayne

4pm – Deep Trouble,Mary Connealy -- Jaymie

5pm --Killer Headline, Debby Giusti--lgm

5pm --A Family for Faith, Missy Tippen--Patsy Houston

6pm-- A Hope Undaunted, Julie Lessman--Holly

6pm-- Courting the Doctor's Daughter, Janet Dean--Donnas

7pm--Deep Trouble, Mary Connealy, Plus, $5 Starbucks Card, Hilleary Peterson

7pm--The Officer's Secret, Debby Giusti, Plus $5 Starbucks Card,-- Traveling Stacey

8pm-- Waiting out the Storm,Ruth Logan Herne -- Courtney

8pm --A Family for Faith, Missy Tippens--Marilyn, Playground Monitor

9pm-- Dreaming of Home, Glynna Kaye--Blurbette Heidi

9pm -- Formula for Danger, Camy Tang--Amanda Woodward

10pm--The Officer's Secret, Debby Giusti--Miranda

10pm --Rocky Mountain Hero, Audra Harders--Nichole

11pm – One to read now. One to read later.

A "promise" copy of Small-Town Hearts, due out in June, Ruth Logan Herne

The Officer's Secret, Debby Giusti--Both books go to Whitney

Thursday Seekerville welcomed eHarlequin's Love Inspired board hostess DREAM~to share about the upcoming Love Inspired Historical pitch. Winner of a basket of Love Inspired Historical romances is Jamie.

And The First Five Pages critique winner is Jackie Layton!

Next Week in Seekerville:

Please note that this week we have 6 days of posts and no Best of the Archives on Saturday. We will still be drawing a name for the First Five Pages Critique. Request your name be entered in the drawing at anytime or leave a note on our Facebook Page.

Monday: 2011 Golden Heart finalist Pam Hillman is posting today! Don't miss it.

Tuesday:If your life has ever been beset by death, grief, loss or pain, be sure to join Love Inspired author Ruth Logan Herne when she talks frankly about dealing with real life crises while maintaining jobs, home and family. Yes, she'll scold you and tell you to pull yourself up by the bootstraps, but then she's going to give away two copies of her upcoming book: Small-Town Hearts, a story of a family that embraced each day with a now adult Down Syndrome son. Because life happens to all of us, so let's attack those problems together!

Wednesday: Join Love Inspired author Glynna Kaye for What's Holding You Back? Part 4: Story Logjam. And Glynna is giving away a copy of Kelly L. Stone's Time to Write.

: Thomas Nelson author Cara Lynn James is your hostess and we're excited because Cara is giving away an ARC of Love by the Book, her July 2011 release and the third of her Ladies of Summerhill series.

Yes, it's time for our monthly Contest Update. The prize vault will be open!

Saturday: Seekerville is thrilled to welcome author Angela Hunt today!

Seeker Sightings

Missy Tippens will be giving away books on two blogs this week:
April 26-- Jennifer AlLee's personal blog
April 28--Jennifer's blog for ministry wives, The Pastor's Wife Speaks

And Missy will be speaking at North Springs United Methodist Church in Sandy Springs, GA, Thursday, April 28, 6:30 pm.

Missy and Debby Giusti will be attending the Heart of Dixie Reader's Luncheon in Huntsville, AL, on Saturday, April 30.

Debby Giusti blogs on the Love Inspired Authors Blogspot on Tuesday, April 26th.

Also: The Officer's Secret, the first book in her new Military Investigations series, is also being released in large print from Love Inspired.

The Brenda Novak Diabetes Auction is gearing up and opens May 1st. Seekerville is getting their auction prize ready and
you can take a peek here. We're giving away a Seekerville Kindle & Autographed Book Extravaganza!

The RITA and GH photos are up on the RWA website. Go check out our own Pam Hillman and Mary Connealy!

Check out Mary Connealy's great post on Writing Action over at From the Heart!

Random News

That's it! See you Monday!


  1. Hey, Tina,

    If I type fast, maybe I'll be the first comment of the day.

    Thanks for the great wrap-up of the week. Next week looks terrifc. I received my winnings of 6 Seekerville books a couple of days ago. Thank you!

    Happy Easter to all.

  2. Loves 2 Read Romance - LauraApril 23, 2011 at 8:23 AM

    Congrats to all of the winners! I hope everyone has a Blessed Easter!! Rejoice for He Has Risen!!

  3. Wonderful WE!

    Congrats everyone - and have a blessed Easter. He is RISEN INDEED!

  4. Looks like a great week!
    Congrats winners!!!

    I particularly looking forward to Ruthy's post on Tuesday - because it's going on now in my family.
    Plus, working with kids and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families makes me want to incorporate the characteristics of strength, hope, and 'out of the box' thinking into my novels.
    Thanks ladies for all you do and the encouragement you give.
    Happy Easter!

  5. Congrats to all the winners! It was a FUN day, wasn't it?

    I was excited to see the link to GalleyCat! Kindle books at the library???? Woohoo!!!!!!

  6. Can't WAIT for Ruthie's post. SOOOO can't wait! NEED it.

    Please enter me for the five-page critique.

    Happy Easter, ladies!


  7. Congrats to ALL the winners! My goodness, there were lots.

    Wishing everyone a Blessed Easter!!


  8. Teenster, what a BEAUTIFUL header picture today -- LOVE IT!!

    Easter is my all-time FAV holiday because it's LifeBlood to the Christian soul!!! A holy, happy and BLESSED Easter to all!!

    Congrats to all the winners!


  9. Teenster, what a BEAUTIFUL header picture today -- LOVE IT!!

    Easter is my all-time FAV holiday because it's LifeBlood to the Christian soul!!! A holy, happy and BLESSED Easter to all!!

    Congrats to all the winners!


  10. Here's coffee if anyone still needs it.

    Another storm last night. Didn't lose our electricity this time, but did lose internet. It's finally back.

    Next weeks sounds like another good one.


  11. I'm so excited that I'm going to get to see Debby and Missy this weekend, in my own hometown!!! Yay me!!! I have the most awesome medieval-themed basket to give away at the luncheon. One lucky person gets to take it home. And at least 8 people will get a free copy of my book, The Healer's Apprentice.

    I'm excited.

    But it's also going to be a sad day, because last Thursday one of our members, a very sweet, smiling, prolific lady, Beverly Barton, passed away. She will be so missed, and that's an understatement. Author of over 70 books, wife, mother, and grandmother, she will be VERY missed.

    But Sunday is coming, right? Resurrection Day is tomorrow, which just reminds us that death is not the end. We will see each other again in heaven. God is good, and his reward is great indeed.

  12. Thanks for this WE, Tina, and a Happy and Blessed Easter to ALL the Seekers and friends of Seekerville! CONGRATS to all the winners, and I'm looking forward to the bloggers next week---sounds like another great week. ~ Blessings from Georgia, Patti Jo :)

    HE IS RISEN !!!

  13. Oh, happy Easter everyone! Huge hugs and wishes that I was there to help those who've struggled with storms and storm damage. I'm so stinkin' sorry!

    Cathy, you're such a blessing! And yes, FIRST! ;)

    And Pepper knows that my life is reflecting hers right now, a fact that's not only happening for many Seekers, but for so many of you. Joanne, I'm hearing you and hugging you from upstate.

    We can cry together.

    Work together.

    Plan together.

    Where two or more are gathered in my name...

    Amazing words. Amazing grace.
    Amazing God. We celebrate Easter joined in joy and sorrow, gladness and tribulation.

    Steel magnolias, one and all.

    Hallelujah! He is risen.

  14. Happy Easter! Happy Weekend.

    Hope all of you have a wonderful holiday.

    See you on Monday!@!

  15. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

    Melanie, I can't wait to see you on Friday! And Debby, too. I haven't seen her in several weeks!

    It was so sad to hear about Beverly. She's always been so fun and vibrant. I know your RWA group must have been hit hard.

    Easter blessings, everyone! His is risen!

  16. Happy Easter everyone! And congrats to all the winners!


  17. Just home from the Vigil Mass...

    I love Easter. I love the traditions, the walk of faith, the smell of incensed, perfumed air.

    And candles! I love candles.


    we didn't burn the church down with either the candles or the incense, so that was good!

    Must do food in the morning. Anybody hungry, come on by!

  18. Ha, Ruthy! I'm headed off to Easter Vigil in two hours... which will be 11:30 PM my time. Oh man, I would never attempt a midnight Easter service except that two 'lost' teens who have raised themselves, and then been adopted by an elderly couple in our church, are being baptized together. I'm bringing a handbag full of Kleenex!! It's been a long, hard, lonely road for them, and this brother and sister feel like they're finally home at 18 and 19. HE IS RISEN!
    Have a great Easter everybody!

  19. Happy Easter everyone! And I hope you all bid on the Seekerville auction!

  20. Congratulations Jackie!

    Happy Easter everyone!!!

  21. Attendance was low for sunrise and regular services this morning because people coudn't get out of flooded areas. But it was a wonderful Easter anyhow!


  22. I am so happy to have found your blog. Tons of information, I need to start cooking dinner, but I can't stop reading.

    Please enter me in the five-page critique contest. Looking forward to the wealth of information here!