Sunday, October 23, 2011
Weekend Edition Birthday Party Sunday #4
We are counting down the days until our November 1st announcement of the winner of our big birthday present! A Toshiba Netbook ! In the meantime we have over a week of fun and prizes left. Check it out!
We Have Winners
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 here. All prizes are distributed within 6-8 weeks of winner announcements. And seriously with conference, vacation and all those moving vans helping Seekerville move...not to mention the construction dust..please be patient!
By the way, thank you to all you lovely Friends of Seekerville who send us the most heartfelt notes of appreciation. We are touched.
On Monday we celebrated not only our birthday but that of the wonderful Barbara Vey, from Publishers Weekly Beyond Her Book blog who turned...we're not telling. Barbara can tell herself! The winner's of our 25 book giveaway are:
Helen Gray -One Imperfect Christmas
Dianna Shuford -Mended Hearts
Jeanne T-Stealing Jake (Kindle or Nook)
Bridgette Henson- Out of Control
Sandie Elzie-Oklahoma Reunion (ebook or print)
Runner10- Wanted A Family
Trinity Rose-Second Chance Courtship
Gatorade 635-Mended Hearts
Sylvia (nina4sm)-Love on Assignment
Donna (lostie815)- Deep Trouble
Connie Queen- Love by the Book
Kathy -The Lightkeeper's Daughter
Ashley Roberts- The Price of Victory
Natalie Monk- The Officer's Secret
Mary Cline- Dreaming of Home
Cara G - At Home In His Heart
Julie J Adams-Rocky Mountain Hero (ebook or print)
Carly Roark-Ten Plagues
Cindy W-Love on A Dime
Anne Payne-The Captain's Mission
Mia Ross -Rocky Mt. Hero (ebook or print)
Jamie Adam-A Family for Faith
Angi-A Heart Revealed
Julie Hilton Steele-Oklahoma Reunion
Joy Hannabass-Courting the Doctor's Daughter
New York Times Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs visited on Tuesday to talk about "Loving the Labor" and the winner's of Liz Curtis Higgs book packages:
Katie Ganshert -- 1st place winner -- 1st choice of book packages
Jackie S -- 2nd place winner -- 2nd choice of book packages
Linnette Mullin -- 3rd place winner -- 3rd choice of book packages
Jessica Nelson -- 4th place winner -- 4th choice of packages
There are rumors that there's a new Sheriff in town. Who could it be? Love Inspired Suspense author Debby Giusti shared with her post "Jail the Negative Voice" . The winner of two giveaways of books and T-shirts in a cute canvas tote are Tina P and Crystal Murray.
Thursday was Love Inspired Historical Day in Seekerville. We began with a Question & Answer session and a pitch contest with Associate Editor Emily Rodmell and as promised. We have prizes every 20 comments courtesy of Emily Rodmell and these wonderful Love Inspired Historical authors:
20 Janet Kerr-Seekerville Amazon giftcard for a LIH historical in print or ebook
40 Karen K-1 copy of Unlawfully Wedded Bride (Noelle Marchand)
60 Jennifer Schwind-1 copy Wanted: A Family (Janet Dean)
80 Stephanie Queen Ludwig-1 copy Mail Order Christmas Brides (Janet Tronstad)
100 Patricia W-1 copy Heart's In Flight (Patty Smith Hall)
120 Carol Moncado- 1 bundle Soaring Home & The Matrimony Plan (Christine Johnson)
140 Eva Maria Hamilton-1 copy The Aristocrat's Lady (Mary Moore)
160 Sylvia-1 copy An Honorable Gentleman (Regina Scott)
180 Pepper Basham-1 copy The Doctor's Mission (Debbie Kaufman)
200 Jamie Adams-1 copy of Marrying Miss Marshal (e or print) $10 B&N gift card (Lacy Williams)
220 Loves 2 Read Romance-1 copy The Aristocrat's Lady (Mary Moore)
240 Critty Joy-1 copy Rescuing the Heiress (Valerie Hanson)
260 CatMom-1 copy of Marrying The Major (Victoria Bylin)
280 Christina-1 copy of Once Upon a Thanksgiving (Winnie Griggs)
300 Kirsten Arnold-1 copy The Reluctant Outlaw (Karen Kirst)
320-Barbara Horn- 1 copy of The Champion (Carla Capshaw)
Winner of a month of Love Inspired Historicals is Cathy Shouse
oooh! We have more stuff to giveaway!!
Walt Mussell-1 copy The Aristocrat's Lady (Mary Moore)
Renee Steeler Girl-1 bundle Soaring Home & The Matrimony Plan (Christine Johnson)
Friday we featured Desert Breeze author K. Dawn Byrd visiting with "Why I'm Loving Writing for the Young Adult Market." Winner of a gift card giveaway for a download of any one of K. Dawn's books is Valri.
Saturday's guests were Anne Barton and Lisa Connelly who are cousins both won their categories of the Golden Heart. These GH divas shared Top Ten Reasons To Enter The Golden Heart. And Seekerville is giving away one reimbursement of the GH entry fee to one commenter who enters the 2012 GH. This giveaway will remain open until the RWA GH deadline or the contest is closed due to reaching the maximum entries. Details on Saturday's post.
This week we celebrates the Seekers' reader and writer friends. Cara Lynn James and Myra Johnson are filling a gift bag with not one but two $25 gift cards! Use your cards to go book shopping at Amazon or CBD (winner's choice), then sit back and enjoy while sipping Starbucks coffee or tea with your $25 Starbucks gift card.
In addition, the winner will receive a copy of A Horseman's Heart, Myra's latest Heartsong Presents romance, along with an IOU for Myra's 3-in-1 collection, Gateway Weddings (releasing in November), plus winner's choice of any of Cara's published titles, Love on A Dime, Love on Assignment or Love by the Book.
This week's weekly winner is Lorna Faith.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Today your hostess is Tyndale author, Pam Hillman. Joining Pam are four other debut Tyndale authors, all published by Tyndale's Digital First Initiative as ebook only in July, 2011. Joining Pam, Lynne Gentry, Michael Berrier, Diana Prusik, and Russ Masterson for a fun day talking about their experience as recently published authors. Prizes? Oh yeah! 5 ebooks (one from each author) to 5 lucky commenters.
Tuesday: Avalon and children's author Sandra Leesmith shares "Who Loves to Prowl Around in a Bookstore? How Do We Do That Online?" Sandra is giving our Seekerville guests the opportunity to pick their BOC of her four children's releases available now.
Wednesday: Love Inspired author Glynna Kaye is in town today sharing on growing as a writer! She'll be giving away her latest release, At Home in His Heart.
Thursday:Today e welcome debut (in fiction) Barbour author Rose Allen McCauley. She'll be blogging "My Long, Winding, Waiting Road to Publication," and giving away a copy of her new novella, Christmas Belles of Georgia, a Four-in-One collection
Friday: Zondervan author Melanie Dickerson stops by and she's talking about the Beauty & the Beast theme. Melanie is also giving away two copies of her upcoming release, The Merchant's Daughter!
Saturday: Today we are thrilled to welcome back literary agent Natasha Kern. In celebration we are giving away books by her clients all day long!!! And we do mean hourly, all day long! Those clients include, Missy Tippens, Glynna Kaye, Mary Connealy, Myra Johnson, Debra Clopton, Tamera Alexander, Robin Lee Hatcher, Julie Lessman, Patti Lacy, Maggie Brendan, Dorothy Love and more...
Our Weekly Prize:
This is our last weekly prize and we're going all out. In fact we'd like you to try it on for size first. Simply click on the screen to enlarge and then print and take this baby for a test drive.
But remember this sample is a regular Kindle. We're giving away a Kindle Touch. Can you say Oooooooooooooh??
Don't forget..we're giving away a Toshiba Netbook (loaded with Microsoft Office) at the end of the month from a random drawing of all our visitors. Mary Connealy has increased your odds by adding your name in the randomizer for the monthly drawing EVERY time you comment. Thank you, Mary!
Mary Connealy will be on Jamie Carie's blog on Wednesday October 26th, and at the Come Meet AusJenny blog on Thursday October 27th
Tina Radcliffe is the featured blogger on the ACFW Blog on Saturday, October 29th.
October 18 through 24, 2011 Join Julie Lessman at RomConInc blog for "Quick, Dial 911 ... We're Setting a Fire With Romantic Tension" and a chance to win a signed copy of any of Julie's books including her upcoming release, A Heart Revealed. NOTE: In order to comment, RomCon requires a brief and simple registration of name and e-mail.
On Monday, our very own Ruthy will be a guest on Amanda Barratt's blog! Stop by for a chance to win a copy of Ruthy's thought-provoking novel Mended Hearts and share a little bit of fun with Ruthy and Amanda!
Debby Giusti will be interviewed on Army Wife Talk Radio, Monday, Oct 24, at 8 pm EST. You can catch the broadcast at www.blogtalkradio.com/awtr
Debby will sign The Captain's Mission, at Omega Book Center, Peachtree City, GA, on Thursday, Oct 27. Proceeds will benefit the Aid and Advice Pregnancy Problem Center that helps mothers and babies at risk in the Atlanta area.
Debby will be blogging on Tuesday, Oct 25, on the Crafty Ladies of Romance, www.craftieladiesofromance.blogspot.com -and on okaylistenhere.blogspot.com on Oct 27.
Photos From Seekerville Travels
Today we leave you with photos from Mary Connealy, Tina Radcliffe and Ruth Logan Herne's trip to Tulsa. Recognize anyone you know? (click on images to enlarge)
Mary Connealy, Tina Radcliffe,Vince Mooney & Ruth Logan Herne at the Will Rogers Memorial, Claremore, OK.
L to R Tina Radcliffe, Margaret Daley, Mary Connealy, Vickie McDonough, Carla Stewart and Ruth Logan Herne.
Tina and Mary at Steve's Sundry in Tulsa.
Tina Radcliffe & Andrea Strong
Mary Connealy, Tina Radcliffe, Vince, Ruth Logan Herne and Vince's lovely wife Linda.
Tina Radcliffe, Adeline, James and Shannon.
Mary Connealy, Andrea Strong and Carol Moncado
That's it and have a great week!!!