Monday, April 26, 2010

Question #4 in the Imprints $50 Giveaway

QUESTION CLOSED

Okay, 4th question for another chance to enter the drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice. Enter your response in the comments, which are being moderated so no one can peek. You don't have to have answered any other question to answer this one.

Question #4
In Imprints what does Autumn touch of Director Dar's that causes her to see a conversation between him and his brother, Inclar.

Question #1, #2, and #3 are now closed, but there is still time to respond to future questions. After I post the comments, it's too late! You get one entry for your correct answer and one for everyone else you send here to comment. Good luck! And remember if you enjoyed Imprints, please let Deseret Book (publishing division) know that you'd love to see more of this genre! You can do this by clicking here. Good luck!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

3rd Question in the Imprints $50 Gift Certificate Contest

QUESTION CLOSED

Here is the third question for another chance to be entered into the drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice. Enter your response in the comments, which are being moderated so no one can peek. You don't have to have answered any other question to answer this one. Hint: the answer to this question is in the first chapter of Imprints.

Question #3
In Imprints what does Mrs. Fullmer buy from Autumn's antiques shop after learning the possible fate of her missing daughter?

The first two questions are now closed, but there is still time to respond to future questions. After I post the comments, it'll be too late! You get one entry for your correct answer and one for everyone else you send here to comment. Good luck! And remember if you enjoyed Imprints, please let Deseret Book know that you'd love to see more of this genre! You can do this by clicking here. Good luck!

Monday, April 19, 2010

2nd Question in the Imprints $50 Gift Certificate Contest

QUESTION CLOSED

Okay, it's time for the 2nd question and another chance to be entered into the drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice. As before, just enter your response in the comments, which are being moderated so no one can peek. Anyone can enter (you don't have to have answered any other question). After today, the questions will get harder and you'll have to have read the book!

Question #2

In Imprints, what is the name of Autumn's best guy friend?

It was really interesting to see the answers to question number #1. Most people got it right, but a few were off, though the answer was on the description of the book.

You get one entry for your correct answer and one for everyone else you send here to comment. Good luck! And remember if you enjoyed Imprints, please let Deseret Book know that you'd love to see more of this genre! You can do this by clicking here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Imprints $50 Gift Certificate Contest Begins!

QUESTION CLOSED

Okay, today is the 15th, and time to begin my Imprints $50 Gift Certificate Contest. I will be asking questions about my new novel, Imprints, one every few days, and if you comment here with the answer, you'll get your name in the drawing for the $50 gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice. If someone sent you to my blog, write their name too, and they'll also get an entry. I'm moderating comments and won't post so no one can cheat!

Question #1

In relation to my book Imprints, what exactly are imprints?

Now this is an easy question, but they will get harder. You'll have to eventually read the book to get them all. Good luck!

Oh, and if you enjoyed this book, please let the publisher know (by clicking here) that you'd like to see more books for women in this genre. Every e-mail will help!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Win a $50 Gift Certificate--Contest for Imprints

My novel Imprints, the FIRST WOMEN'S PARANORMAL ROMANCE published by Shadow Mountain/Deseret Book is now available. To ensure there will be sequels and more books in this genre, I need help spreading the word. Sales mean everything to a publisher, and I'm writing the sequel now (and hope I'm not wasting time), so I need to make a great showing!

That means it's time for a fun contest! Here's how it works. Every few days starting on April 15th, I'll be posting a trivia question about Imprints on Twitter, Facebook, and here. With the exception of the first few questions, you'll need to have read the book to figure it out, so start reading now!

To enter the contest, make a comment here with the answer to the question. Meanwhile, I'll moderate the comments so no one can see the answers until the end of the contest. For every right answer, you gain one entry in the drawing for a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the bookstore of your choice. For every person you send to this blog to respond to the question (whether through a review or another any other means), you and they both get an entry. So make sure your friends and family mention in their comment that you sent them. The contest will run for a month, and if we get a lot of participation, we'll add more prizes.

So, get reading, or get your friends reading so they can tell you the answers!

Secret Sisters by Tristi Pinkston . . . and other Valor Books

I just can't say enough good things about the novel Secret Sisters by Tristi Pinkston. I was asked to review it by the publisher, and fortunately the novel arrived in the mail on a day when I was not feeling well. It saved my life! I just LOVE these old ladies and the hilarious situations they put themselves in. The fact that they are a Mormon Relief Society Presidency greatly added to the humor. A fast, fun read for all ages. Please visit Tristi's blog for more information.




Another book by Valor that I received was I'll Know You By Heart by Kimberly Job. This book is on the rather serious subject of spousal abuse and at times I found myself mentally yelling at the main character to run and call the police or to show some backbone. Then I realized what a creditable job the author did in showing how difficult it is for abused women to leave a terrible situation and how hard abuse is on families. Also, the husband's character, though obsessive, was equally realistic, with emotions that were all over the board. The best part was the hero, Jared, and his daughter, who were both adorable!




A third book I read was The Sapphire Flute by Karen Hoover. Two of my children snatched this book before I got to it, my sixteen-year-old daughter and my thirteen-year-old son. Both had it read with in a day so take what you may from that. As for myself, I admire the world Hoover has created and the unique magic of the characters. A promising series. My only complaint is one my daughter voiced--that while the characters were in their mid-teens and getting married and so forth, the dialogue and feel of the novel seemed to be middle grade rather than young adult. Even so, I'm sure my daughter will devour the sequels, and I'll be interested to see the plot development.