We Have Birthday Winners!
Giveaway rules can be found here. Please drop us a line to claim your giveaway at firstname.lastname@example.org. All prizes not claimed in 8 weeks go back into the prize vault. We wish we could contact all our winners individually, but we'd rather write books! And P.S. - if we forget to send your prize DO let us know after 8 weeks per our rules.
Did you claim your giveaway from Week 1 and 2? Check it out here and here.
Pat Jeanne and Trixi are winners in the Weekend Edition birthday drawing for a set of Christmas novellas that include both collections, Heart Full of Christmas and Home for Christmas.
Winners of one contest reimbursement each are: Tanya Agler, Janet Ferguson and Connie Queen.
Monday Mary Connealy shared, "A Cord of Three Strands," how weaving faith into our plot and characters makes our books strong. Suzanne Baginski is the winner of Fire and Ice, Meghan Carver is the winner of 12 Brides of Christmas and Jackie Smith wins a $28 Amazon Gift Card. And Mary giving away a fourth prize, this one to DebH--it's a second $28 Amazon Gift Card for the Gupster's birthday.
From Seekerville March 2014 Diva Sara E Larson to ....drumrolll here... Sara Ella, YA author of a three book series that sold to Harper Collins visited Tuesday. Don't forget to check out this cute and informative Vlog on her advance. Sara shared her post, "Defying Gravity." Linda Truesdell is the winner of an ecopy of winner's choice of any the 2015 Carol Award Winner books.
Wednesday, Bethany House Acquisitions Editor, Raela Schoenherr visited our little town. Her post was, "8 Tips for Making Your Heroine Unforgettable." Rachael Koppendrayer and Barbara Scott are winners of their choice of any 2015 Bethany House Publishing release. Thank you, Raela!
Thursday we celebrated our birthday in grand style with a full day of Ruth Logan Herne critiques! Becky Dempsey is the winner of an a $20 Amazon Gift Card. Sandy Smith and Kelly Goshorn are the winners of our new holiday collections Heart Full of Christmas and Home for Christmas.
Lest we get comfortable in our writerly dreamer world, Bethany House author and Village, Melissa Jagears brought us her post, "8 Reasons Why ‘No Limits’ is Bad for You" on Friday. Heidi H is the winner of an ecopy of one of her Unexpected Brides series books of their choice.
Saturday, Seeker Tina Radcliffe told you how to," Turn Insomnia into Your #NoLimits Writer Super Power. Rose is the winner of an insomnia package. Kathryn Barker and Jamie Adams are the winners of A Heart Full of Christmas ebook. Winners of the choice of both or either/or Stranded with the Rancher/ Safe in the Fireman's Arms are Kate, Jeanne T, Sheryl Barnes and Laurie Tomlinson.
Next Week in Seekerville:
Monday: Cate Nolan is our special guest today as she shares "Writers Write," and an inside peek of her debut release from Love Inspired Suspense, Christmas in Hiding. Stop by and you might win an autographed copy!
Tuesday: Sparks fly (along with a few jewels from the royal crown) when Myra Johnson goes head-to-head with Grammar Queen in a tell-all (well, almost, anyway) #NOLIMITS interview! Three chances to win: GQ will be giving away a copy of Grammatically Correct, and Myra is offering a copy of her latest release, The Sweetest Rain AND a surprise box of inspirational fiction.
Wednesday: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Shelley Shepard Gray is coming to Seekerville today. She'll be sharing her post, "Don't Blink." Stop by to meet and chat with Shelley. Our special birthday giveaway for today is an Amazon gift card.
Thursday: Stanley D. Williams, PhD, affectionately known as the "Moral Premise Guy," is Myra's guest today! You won't want to miss this in-depth discussion of "Irony--the Spice of Life"! With clear instruction and vivid examples, Stan will show us how dramatic irony works in our stories to make them even more engaging and memorable. Plus a giveaway of his eye-opening book The Moral Premise and a couple of other fun surprises!
Friday: Penny C. Sansevieri is coming to town! Penny is the founder and CEO Author Marketing Experts, Inc., a bestselling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. She is also an Adjunct Professor teaching Self-Publishing for NYU. Do not miss her post, "The Ultimate (Budget) Guide to Ramp up your Holiday Sales." And Seekerville is giving away an e copy of Penny's book, How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon - Power Pack!: Sell Books by the Truckload & Get Reviews by the Truckload to two commenters.
Saturday: In her post "Angels Unaware," Sandra Leesmith will talk about characters who are angels and/or the appearance of angels in our novels. To celebrate our birthday month, Sandra is offering to one lucky commenter a Kindle loaded with eight Seeker ebooks including Love's Dream Song and the two new Seeker Christmas novellas, A Heart Full of Christmas and Home For Christmas. In honor of her October 17th release of Love's Dream Song, she will offer another lucky winner a copy of Love's Dream Song (choice of print or ebook) and a lovely photo guide of Arizona and a note cube featuring the Grand Canyon.
Join Ruth Logan Herne for a Refuge of the Heart Blog Tour this week! You will find reviews, giveaways and random Ruthy sightings at the following blogs:
10/12- Spiritual Woman
10/12- Spiritual Woman
10/13- Reviews from the Heart
A Heart Full of Christmas. Five beautifully-crafted modern-day holiday stories with a heavenly hint of angelic intervention and the kind of romance that keeps the true meaning of Christmas at hand.
Home for Christmas. Four lovely historical romances with the sweet simplicity of old-fashioned Christmas traditions and timeless romances from some of your favorite authors.
Merry Christmas comes early, Villagers.
Let us know in the comments if you'd like a set of these collections. We're giving away a set to FOUR commenters. Winners announced in the next Weekend Edition.
|To celebrate our Christmas release you can get With This Kiss Historical & With This Kiss Contemporary collections for a sweet price! Ends soon.|
Another new release you can pre-order now!
Love's Dream Song by Sandra Leesmith will release on Saturday, October 17th at Amazon. Look for other books by Sandra on sale this week!
PREORDER SALE & CONTEST for Julie Lessman's new contemporary novel, Isle of Hope!
How would you like to have a character named after you in Julie Lessman’s next book or novella, a signed copy, and your choice of another of Julie’s books?
Well, you can! Simply help Julie celebrate and promote her new contemporary release, Isle of Hope, by entering the contest on her website. And BONUS — the preorder price for Isle of Hope is almost 50% less than what the November 1st release price will be, so take advantage at:
Julie's Isle of Hope Contest.
Random News & Information
Thank you to Seekers & Villagers for the links!
ACFW 2015 Conference Recordings are now available for purchase.
October 2015 – Apple, B&N, Kobo, and Google: a look at the rest of the ebook market (Author Earnings)
Seven Ways Authors Are Basically Superheroes (Bethany House Fiction)
When a Literary Agent Says Yes: Evaluating an Offer (or Offers!) of Representation (Helping Writers Become Authors)
What’s the Best Price for Your Next Ebook Promotion? (BookBub Partners)
“The Call” Reversed: What agents like to know about potential authors (Carly Watters, Literary Agent)
Dialogue Tags: What Are They and How To Use Them (The Write Practice)
Before You Launch Your Author Website: How to Avoid Long-Term Mistakes (Jane Friedman)
Do Free Book Promotions Work? (The Passive Voice)
It's that time of year when we ask you to please consider nominating Seekerville for the 18th Annual Writer’s Digest 101 Best Website for Writer’s Award. Send an email to email@example.com with “101 Websites” in the subject line. We are an Inspirational Romance Writing Community.
Many thanks from your Seeker friends!
P.S. If you are new to Seekerville don't forget to ask for a Welcome Packet. Information is here.
That's it. See you tomorrow for the start of week three of our Birthday Bash!