100K Reader Appreciation Giveaway

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100K Reader Appreciation Giveaway

Yesterday, I hit 95,000 in total book sales!!!

How surreal is THAT? When I published my first book, Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, last July I hoped to sell 1000 books by December 31. That was dreaming big to me. Seriously.

The truth is, I’ve sold so many books because of my readers. If you all hadn’t bought my books, then told your friends, I’d be lucky to sell my original goal of 1000.

You all have no idea how much I appreciate you!

I worry that every time I tell you all thank you, you’ll think it’sย disingenuous. ย And it’s not. I love you all so much! When I realized how closely I was getting to selling 100,000 books, the first thing that popped into my head was:

I want to thank my readers.

And the best way to do that is to have a giveaway!!!

This contest will be open immediately. I will close the contest as soon as I find out I’ve sold 100,000 books. At my current rate of sales, I should hit that within two weeks, however, my sales are slowing down, (these things are cyclical) so it could be three or four weeks. Or even longer.

What am I giving away?

The first place prize is a KINDLE FIRE.

The second place prize is $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card, winner’s choice.

And third place prize is an autographed set of all five of my published books.

How do you win?

Just leave a comment below and tell me which of my books is your favorite. Of course, if you want to tell me why you like the book, I’d love to know, but it’s not a requirement. ย Only one entry per person.

My total sales are now 95,496. I’ll put a widget at the top of the column on the right to keep you up to date on sales. Winners will be picked with Random Number Generator when the contest closes.

Once again, and I can’t say it enough– THANK YOU!!!


THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! I HIT 100,000 shortly before midnight on May 29!!!!


  1. Janelle says:

    While I love them all, so far my favorite is Sacrifice. I just live Will and Emma so much, and they both go through so much (dear GOD, you are evil, woman!) but end up stronger for it. I love their journey so so SO much! I can’t wait for Redemption!! :o)

    I also really love Rose and Joe and can’t wait to see where they go next. With a few bottles of Number Ten. ;o) <3

  2. Sacrifice is my favorite! I love the twist of bringing water into the mix, the cliff hanger at the end, and the love story between Will and Emma.

  3. Heather Garrison says:

    The Chosen series is just an amazing, fantastic series!
    I am both excited and saddened to know that te final book in the series will soon be out…I don’t want it to end! -lol-

  4. Mandie says:

    I will always love 28 1/2 Wishes! It was the first Denise book I read and I fell in love with Rose. I can’t wait for the next book. Of course I love the Chosen series as well and I can’t wait for the next release on that series too.

  5. It is hard to pick a favorite. But I will choose Sacrifice. The book keeps you glued to it the whole time you are reading! I honestly could not put the book down!

  6. Stephanie says:

    I love all of your books, but my favorite is the Chosen series.

  7. Wow, thank you so much for the giveaway. If its International enter me please. I LOVE all 3 of the The Chosen series but my favorite is book 1, Chosen. I love them simply because the writing and the story are excellent, it really pulls you into the story and the world you have created. I love Emma as well. Havent read any of your other 2 books but I have them on my Kindle. Ive tweeted and Facebooked about the giveaway as well as links to the books. Thanks again for this awesome contest.

  8. Laura says:

    I love 28 1/2 wishes..such a good book and am anxiously waiting for the next one ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Sandi West says:

    My fav is between Twenty-Eight and a Half reasons or Here. Both of which I am impatiently waiting for the 2nd book for both of these. I do like the
    chosen series also, but if I have to choose I will choose Twenty Eight

  10. Karen Fisher says:

    LOVE all The Chosen books…can’t wait for the next one…I miss Will and Emma so much!!!

  11. BrandyU says:

    You know I love Chosen with all my heart. I feel invested in this series, and the lives of the characters. If I have to choose a book then I choose Hunted b/c I have a character named after me in it. Granted she’s a boozing whore but I’ll take what I can get. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Louis says:

    The Chosen series. I do have 28 and Here on my Kindle to read at some point this summer. Keep up the great work. What I like is that you a real and accessible to your readers.

  13. I love The Chosen Series! Keep ’em coming!!!

  14. Sivje Parish says:

    28 1/2 Wishes is still my favorite because i think I would really love Rose as a friend.

  15. Lissa Critz says:

    This is like trying to pick your favorite child. I love them all for very different reasons! Today I have to say that Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes is my favorite because I’m in a Rose kind of mood. The dialogue and sayings (Crappy Doodles, anyone?) are just so funny and fun to read. I recently re-read this one and still giggled like an idiot over the part where Rose talks about using a gun the first time (where’s the spinny part where the bullets go?). ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Melanie says:

    I totally love all of the Chosen series but I think Sacrifice has to be my favorite so far! I’m on pins & needles waiting for Redemption! Thank you for such an awesome series! I can’t wait to read more of your work (I’m about to start Here at lunch today). ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Paola says:

    Must we pick one book? The first of your books that I read was the Chosen series. I loved them and can’t wait for Redemption to come out. The summer short stories will be such a great treat to learn more about the characters that capture us. I love the dynamic between Will and Emma.

    Then I read Twenty-eight and a Half Wishes. Totally different type of book and writing. When I cried, I realized that it doesn’t matter what you write, to have that effect on a reader makes you a damn good writer!

    I finished Here a couple of days ago. There were references made early on in the book that I was trying to figure out. It didn’t all make sense to me until Julia went back home with Evan. I loved that I was trying to piece things together and that it wasn’t frustrating because I got bits and pieces along the way to feed the curiosity.

  18. Melinda says:

    So far I’ve read the three Chosen books and Here and I love them! I think my favorite has to be Chosen… I love watching Will and Emma come together. But I still think that “My life is a literal nightmare, and I’m kissing boys.” is the best line ever! I so can not wait for Redemption and There to be released!!!

  19. colleen kosinski says:

    I haven’t read any of your books yet, but based on the comments above, I think I’ll pick up a copy of Sacrifice. Congratulations on surpassing your goal!

  20. My favorite is Twenty-eight and a half wishes its such a sweet love story so funny . I enjoy all of them but Rose is a character I never tire of I’ve read it over and over and am not ashamed to tell my grandkids and there friends to read it. You seem to have a knack for love scenes in your book. You say enough to get the point across but not so much that its something I feel I need to put away when my mom comes over. lol

  21. Why must I choose?!?! I love them all.
    Chosen is up at the top.

  22. Tina Dodd says:

    I have loved ALL of your books so far, but I have to tell you, I have LOVED The Chosen Series MOST! I cant WAIT for the next book to come out! I recommend your books to all my friends!

  23. Sherri S says:

    Reading Chosen began an amazing journey with Emma and Will, without it there wouldn’t be a Sacrifice. However, the 3rd book in your series pulled so much together with the characters. Deepening the connection between Emma and Will – because of this and the twist at the end…it is my favorite!

  24. My favorite is “HERE” and I can’t wait for the sequel to come out!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. YOU WANT ME TO CHOOSE??? how mean of you. I’m going to go with Here, because it’s science fiction and YA, which are my favorite things to read.

    and hooray to you for selling almost 100k books! that’s amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚ GO YOU!

  26. Anne says:

    As much as I love Rose, I’m gonna have to go with Chosen as my favorite. I’m a sucker for car chases =)

  27. Kim Bain says:

    I love the entire “Chosen Series”, but of the 3 I will join the crowd and go with Sacrifice. You did such an excellent job of combining elements of the earlier books. Answering many questions while posing more.
    I am very much looking forward to the next book!
    Thank You For Sharing Your Talent With Us!

  28. Deven Avila says:

    I agree this isn’t very fair. I love all four books that I have read for very different reasons. I’m sure if I have allowed myself to read Sacrifice yet I would being saying its my favorite right now. However, I am insisting I finish some editing before I get to read it. And I’ve had Rose in my brain lately…
    So for now, right this second, my favorite is Twenty Eight and a Half Wishes. I love Rose and Joe and all the characters of 28. The comical southern voice is amazing.

    Then again, Here is a huge favorite that I love also! See, I’m so confused.
    Congratulations Denise ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. My favorite? Not an easy question to answer because I have read them all and enjoyed each one! All three series are so different from each other but are all such page-turners! If I had to choose just one I think it would be 28 1/2 wishes. I love Rose and can’t wait to reconnect with her this summer in 29! Thanks for many hours of excellent entertainment! And thanks for the contest!

  30. Here would have to be my favorite… WRITE MORE YA BOOKS.

  31. You are a new author for me but after reading the reviews on Goodreads and Amazon, I expect that to change to a fav author!

  32. Rowena S says:

    My favorite book is HERE. I’m really looking forward to THERE, and already marked the release date on my calendar. If on the off chance I win, I would choose the autographed books as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize – that is something I can’t buy ; 0

  33. Tough choice! But I gotta go with the one I read first which was Chosen!

    congrats and thamk you so much!

  34. Arthur says:

    I love 28 1/2 Wishes! Can’t wait for 29 1/2! Your success story inspires me to get off my duff and get something completed.

  35. Its a toss-up between Here and Chosen. Don’t make me choose!

  36. Kristin says:

    Your Comments
    I would have to say that Twenty Eight and a Half Wishes is my favorite…..Rose is awesome! Looking forward to upcoming books. ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Candace says:

    I love them all, it’s hard to choose a favorite. If I had to, it would probably be Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes. I love Rose!! And I really do love all your books Denise, you are a very talented author!

  38. Ugh! You’re KILLING me here! How am I supposed to choose? *strokes
    ALL the pretty books*

    Okay, fine. I think I love Rose the best. But Chosen is a CLOSE second.

  39. Debbire Clark says:

    I just finished reading Chosen, Hunted, and Sacrifice. WOW!!! I enjoyed all three but the “cliff hanger” has made Sacrifice my favorite. . . Thank you for many enjoyable hours of reading.

  40. Flip Cody says:

    Love the Chosen series. First book Chosen is my favorite. I love the fact that they were so far apart in the beginning and had such an intense relationship by the end of the book. Looking very forward to #4!

  41. Jennifer says:

    28 and 1/2 wishes is my favorite.

  42. Jill says:

    28 and a half Wishes, because it’s so stinking funny. And Joe.

  43. Regina says:

    I really did enjoy them all, but “HERE” is my favorite.

  44. Robin Powell says:

    Love the Chosen series… I never ever read this kind of book… But i knew if you wrote it Denise, that I just had to read it!!! I am so happy to have gone out of my box and read all 3 of them… love them so much!!! So let me thank you for helping me go to read a series that I just love!!! I also really love 28 and 1/2 wishes… do I really have to pick jsut one…giggling…<3

  45. I started with Chosen, so I’d have to say that series has been the most fun for me, but I’m also (im)patiently waiting for 29 and a half reasons, and am in the middle of Here. All quite different, but all well crafted. Thanks – and keep them coming!!

  46. It is hard to choose just one favorite. I have read the Chosen series and I have read Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes. The Chosen series were my first books to read of yours. I don’t know if I can pick a favorite out of those three though. They were each very very good. But if you insist on me choosing just one it is Sacrifice. I just loved how Will’s memory was erased but he still knew there was something between him and Emma and he never gave up on her..also the cliffhanger at the end..I cannot wait for Redemption to come out and I hope you have already started writing it. Also, I cannot wait for more of Rose and Joe. I will eventually get around to reading ‘Here’.

  47. Jen Lamb says:

    Chosen. It was the first one I read. Since then though I read them all. And now I follow you so I’ll know when your next ones come out. You are a talented writer.

  48. I love Rose, but I think my favorite is the Chosen series. I am starting Here later today! Waiting not so patiently for Redemption. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  49. Ana says:

    Here was the first book I read so it holds a special place in my heart! And, btw…I’m patiently waiting for There!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Crayl says:

    28. Waiting for the next book!

  51. Dea S. says:

    Wow, congrats Denise! So far it’s Here. I can’t wait to read your other books, especially the Chosen series!

  52. Congratulations!!! Wow, which one I liked best, that’s so incredibly hard. 28 made me laugh so hard I cried, loved it. But Chosen grabbed me by the heart strings and would NOT let go. I love that series too! It’s too hard to pick a favorite, sorry, can’t do it.

  53. Are you kidding? I’m supposed to PICK ONE? Sorry, not happening! I’m hooked on all of them, and can’t wait to read the summer shorts… Congratulations on your success. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again; I’m not surprised. When you have talent success follows!

  54. Actually, I find this an easy question believe it or not. While I love the “Chosen” series, my favorite book or yours is by FAR “Here”. It’s absolutely amazing. You’ve read my review, so you know how I feel about it. I definitely love the “Chosen” books, but there was just something about “Here” that touched me.

  55. Lindy Dierks says:

    Although I love them all, my favorite is 28 1/2 wishes. I love light humerous books.

  56. Jeanine says:

    Even though I’ve loved every book so far, I’d have to say my absolute favorite is Here. It completely threw me for a loop, my mind had been guessing one direction and I was no where near close to what was really going on. It’s also the only book I’ve read in the last year and a half with that I lost myself in so completely I almost my subway stop on the way to work. Definitely can’t wait for the sequel!!

  57. Holly says:

    I have read all your books and I really like them all. If I had to pick one I would pick Here. The storyline took an interesting twist and I loved it!! I can’t wait for the second one!

  58. Jen Stayrook says:

    I have to say CHOSEN, because that’s the one that started it all for me. But I haven’t read HERE yet, and I totally think that one might give CHOSEN a run for its money. WE SHALL SEE.


  59. Raquel says:

    Currently reading Here, and that is my favorite so far!!

  60. Here has got to be my favorite! I think I read it in less a day, I just could not put it down! Such a unique book too! Love it! Can’t wait for There to come out!

  61. Cyndy Andren says:

    Your Comments
    28 1/2 Wishes. I can relate to Rose on so many levels! It’s the first book of yours that I read and I have now read it 5 times!

  62. Cyndy Lyons says:

    The Chosen series is exciting and I couldn’t put the books down. — All the series I have read are good.

  63. Crayl says:

    Love Rose and 28…waiting for the reasons. ๐Ÿ™‚ GOod job Denise.