Sunday, December 26, 2010

Seekerville Post Christmas Weekend Edition

Welcome to Seekerville.
The perfect antidote to your post Christmas
gingerbread cookie stupor...

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.

Last Sunday in the Weekend Edition we gave away books!! Winner of The Rancher's Reunion is Aus Jenny. Winner of Rocky Mountain Hero is Debra Marvin.

On Monday, Love Inspired author Missy Tippens brought us Dear Santa... Winner of A Forever Christmas for herself or a friend is Carol M.

Steeple Hill author Cheryl Wyatt gave us Skunk Marketing on Tuesday. Winner of a Christmas ornament, is Cheryl Ricker, winner of one Steeple Hill Amish Christmas book collection is Walt and the winner of Cheryl's June 2010 release, Steadfast Soldier is Texanne.

Love Inspired author Glynna Kaye shared on Wednesday with Recharging the Batteries. Winner of her February release, Second Chance Courtship, is KC.

Thursday Thomas Nelson author Cara Lynn James' post was Who Are You? Winner of Cara's January 11th release, Love on Assignment is Melanie Dickerson.

Next Week In Seekerville

Monday: Barbour author Mary Connealy is baaack and she's bringing Sharpshooter in Petticoats with her post, Santa Claus is Coming to Seekerville...Two Days Late.

Tuesday: Join Avalon debut author Sandra Leesmith in Seekerville today. Her post is called Believing the Goals you Set for the New Year. And she's giving away a copy of The Rancher's Reunion and Rocky Mountain Hero.

Wednesday: We are delighted to have our dear friend Anne Barton back in Seekerville with a very special toast and a giveaway!

: Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe brings you One Word.

: Madame Zelda returns to ring in 2011 with her annual predictions. Don't miss the very random Madame Z and her New Year random prizes.

Seeker Sightings

Love on a Dime by Cara Lynn James is available for free in ebook format, starting December 15 from participating retailers : Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and

Here's the free Kindle link.

And more good news for Cara, Love on a Dime has been issued in German language editions!

Don't forget, Love on Assignment, the second in the Ladies of Summerhill series is now available for preorder.

Tina Radcliffe has
a special contest that's already begun and goes through January 31st, to launch The Rancher's Reunion. All the info is on the book's very own website at

Who's this friend of Seekerville reading The Rancher's Reunion?

Check out the great reviews for Audra Harders' debut release, Rocky Mountain Hero.

Sharpshooter in Petticoats, Mary Connealy's third in the Sophie's Daughter's Series will be available January 1st. Preorder here.

Mary Connealy is featured in the RT Book Reviews Inspirational Spotlight. You can read it here.

You can also preorder, Glynna Kaye's February release, Second Chance Courtship!

Janet Dean's March Historical release, Wanted: A Family, is available for preorder.

Random News

  • If you're a fan of Harlequin SuperRomance or a writer targeting the line, you won't want to miss the Super Author's Blog Launch Party, Monday, January 3, through Friday, January 7, 2011! Daily drawings for Super Prizes! They're giving away books, books and more books! Your comments to the blog automatically enters you in the Grand Prize drawing for an Amazon Kindle and a $25 Amazon gift card to be given away Monday, January 31, 2011. And don't miss those Super Author posts and visits by Super Editors!

  • If you're thinking of the RWA Conference in NYC this summer here's a peek at the Marriott Marquis where the conference is being held. Pick up a copy of the movie True Lies. BTW conference registration opens January 18.

Have a Great Week!!


  1. Tina will email am so excited to win your book.
    and congrats to all other winners. I have more christmas cookies to share if anyone still has room.
    Boxing day in Australia (where I am) is quite cool. Still wondering where summer is.

  2. YAY! Congrats to all the winners!

    I'm about ready for bed, but am leaving some coffee and leftover turkey dinner with fixins on the table over there. I also have a few chocolate cookies left as well as some of Jesus' birthday cake :).

    Looking forward to Seekerville this week - I've got the first two of Sophie's Daughters books sitting here [my sister's] waiting to be read. Will have to get on that so that once she finishes Sharpshooter, I can snag it from her ;).

    Anyone going shopping today? All I need is sprinkles for cookies. We have a bunch of Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween and even Thanksgiving but somehow I'm completely out of Christmas-y ones... :p

    Oh, and there's your favorite cup of coffee waiting for you from Mary Poppin's Practically Perfect Percolator. And if you don't like coffee, there's Dr. Pepper IV drips or, if you can't be stuck to an IV pole all day, there's patches for you =D.

    MERRY STILL CHRISTMAS [in some parts of the world]!

  3. Carol has taken care of coffee, so I'll provide tea. There's plenty for everybody.

    Congratulations to all winners!

    Today was quiet. Just hubby, me and oldest son.

    Our youngest had to work Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We're heading to his place Tuesday. Daughter and SIL will meet us there.


  4. Jenny, Merry Christmas sweet thing and thank you for the cookies!!! I always have room for cookies.

    No summer, huh? That global warming is rearing its head again!!!

    Carol, thanks for the coffee! I've added apple pie to the table and a shrimp platter for later.

    On ice, of course.

    And there is a plate of fudge being passed around, with several varieties. Feel free to announce your favorite, LOL!

    I came down with a cold on Christmas Eve and I'm whiny. Everything tastes bad. That's sooooo not fair when I've waited for MONTHS for Christmas food.

    Dagnabbit. Do you SEE how red my nose is, like the rosacea doesn't do enough of a job on it?

    I could play Rudolph with NO MAKEUP.




    What a lovely Christmas, and what a lovely blessing Jesus is! Amen, Amen!!!

    I went to the True Lies clip to see the Marriot Marquis...

    Oh my stars, what a vantage point, LOL!

    January 18, huh??? Gotta check my savings pile.

  5. Ooooh - looking forward to Madame Z :)

  6. Loves 2 Read Romance - LauraDecember 26, 2010 at 8:35 AM

    Congrats to all the winners!! I wait to see what is in store for this upcoming week!

  7. Good Morning!

    I hope everyone is enjoying their gifts today or making shopping plans to give themselves a gift of that one thing you really wanted was not under the tree this year!

    Or if you're like me, purchasing wrapping paper and bows at half price for next year.

    Congratulations to all the winners.

    Looks like another great week in store for Seekerville...I wonder what Madame Zelda will predict this year?????

  8. Happy in-between-Christmas-and-New-Year!!!!! I got an early Christmas present -- my Jan. eharlequin order arrived on Dec 23!!!! I've finished The Rancher's Reunion and am reading Rocky Mountain Hero. Whoooohoooooo!!!!!

  9. Okay, that's just sad about that gingerbread man with no head. :(

    Hehe, congrats winners!!

  10. WOW! I am REALLY on a roll! So excited I won Cara's book! Thank you, Seekers!

    Can you believe we are SNOWED IN!??!!? In ALABAMA!? We can't even get to church. The roads are closed and it's still snowing. In fact, CHURCH IS CANCELLED. WE ARE SNOWED IN! Wow. I'm still in shock.

  11. Yay, I won!!!!

    Merry Christmas to all and to all a....

    Oh wait. It's morning. I'm only on my first cup of coffee. :-)

    Happy Boxing Day to Everyone in Seekerville. Looks like a great upcoming week to end the year.

  12. we did our Christmas this morning - goes quickly!
    boy I haven't had fudge in FOREVER(I normally hit the pies and brownies) but my aunt had slim pickings on the dessert table(partly thanks to one uncle divorcing the aunt who could bake and marrying one who doesn't!)so I decidedt try her fudge and I'd forgotten how rich that stuff is! Felt like it got bigger with every bite!

    One of these days I'm gonna have to learn how to bake - anything but a cake mix scares me.


  13. I have LOVED having this White Christmas. Absolutely beautiful. Nothing compared to what you guys get out west or up north, but it sure is pretty.
    I won't be around to see Madame Z's predictions :-( My hubby's taking me out for the weekend for my b-day.
    But I'll have to stop in on Sunday and see what I missed.

    Blessings to you wonderful Seekers and the flunkies who love you :-)

  14. Ok this is a South Australian thing but if a public holiday falls on a weekend we have the holiday on a monday so I guess its Christmas again!!!!! the irony is people working Christmas get weekend pay if they work to day they get double time. We also have boxing day in all states but mine and tomorrow is Proclamation day the day we became a state so we have a public holiday tomorrow too. In other years we will celebrate proclamation day on the day after Christmas. So no shops but the supermarkets are open here and a few small stores in some areas. I do enjoy the time from Christmas to New Year to chill out but this may be the last year I hope to have a job by the end of 2011.

  15. Jenny, I guess we're kinda flexible here in the states. If the holiday falls on Saturday, we take Friday. If it falls on Sunday, we take Monday, at least where I work.

    This year, they closed Thursday and Friday and I took a vacation day on Wednesday.

    A 5 day holiday!!! It was wonderful!

    Got to go back tomorrow, but for only 3 days. We're closed again on Friday, and I'm taking my last vacation day on Thursday, so it'll be a 4 day holiday.


  16. Ruthie - hope you feel better....
    Pepper - HAPPY BIRTHDAY (coming up) - today is my cousin's!
    Melanie - I KNOW IT! We had to use the 4WD on the truck today (as we headed to Lowe's to get a new refrigerator - ugh... SO not in the budget, but since ours died Friday... what can you do?)

    YAY - I win I win! Can't believe it! Thank you Seekers!!!! Glynna - can't wait to read another of yours! Thank you!!!

  17. Hey, did we figure out who the friend of Seekerville who's reading Tina's book is???

    I think I know, but I'm not telling.

    Ugh...gotta go back to work tomorrow, and I so want to sleep in again.


  18. Thanks for a great W.E. ,Tina! Sorry I didn't visit until so late.

    Wow, I can't wait to see the Marriott!! But I think that roof would freak me out.

  19. My heart leaped or is that leapt? with joy when I saw I'm a winner of Rocky Mountain Hero. Omigosh. That's too cool. And I have to be careful about leaping heart because it's quite saturated in fats, sugars and salts right now. I'm hoping to end the madness today but I have one more piece of Dutch Apple pie left and I'll give away the rest of the shortbread today. Phew.

    Thank you SO MUCH for the book, Audra!