July 1, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Seventeen

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. Today is a funny one.  Sometimes Denise and I just crack ourselves up. I am quite certain that many of you would have been rolling your eyes at us while we were coming up with these prizes.  We sounded like pre-teen girls many times.  Hopefully you will find the humor in some of these too. Today our blog guest for the giveaway is: STEVE! And the giveaway is a collection of Pillsbury’s finest: You get(from L to R) Banana quick bread, Funfetti cake mix with funfetti icing, snickerdoodle cookie mix, Mocha Fudge brownie mix with Creamy fudge icing, and finally a funfetti whoopie pie kit. YUM! Today you need to tell us why we chose THIS particular gift to be associated with Steve.  Here is how this will work.  You will answer the question.  Your answer will not appear in the comments section.  In fact for two weeks there will be no comments.  We will be keeping them all private so you can’t see other poster’s answers. In order to be entered into this giveaway you must 1. Post an answer and 2. Post the correct answer. You will have two weeks from […]
June 30, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Sixteen

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. Today we meet with our first character from the books. May I introduce you to the lovely Mildred: For this giveaway we are giving a gardening set: I have been coveting this watering can ever since we saw this beauty at the store.  Honestly it’s too pretty to be left outside.  Anyway one of you lucky readers will receive the watering can, some gardening gloves and also some flower seeds. All you have to do is tell us WHY we would give this gift.  What association does THIS have with the lovely Mildred?  Here is how this will work.  You will answer the question.  Your answer will not appear in the comments section.  In fact for two weeks there will be no comments.  We will be keeping them all private so you can’t see other poster’s answers. In order to be entered into this giveaway you must 1. Post an answer and 2. Post the correct answer. You will have two weeks from today(midnight on July 14th) to comment.  At that time we will post the correct answer and the winner.  Good Luck! Kristi Eggleston is the winner of the […]
June 29, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Fifteen

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. I would like to take just a minute to congratulate Denise on the release of her book, Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons! We’ve been anticipating this day for awhile now and it is SO exciting to finally have the day here.  Today is the 29th and it is also the beginning of the second part of our Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner Giveaway.  Are you ready? Today’s giveaway is a very special one.  How many of you are involved in a book club of some sort?  If  you’re not, that’s okay too!  Now would be the time to tell your  friends to come here and enter to win.  We are giving away TEN signed copies of Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons print books.  Our idea was that you would share the books with your friends and plan for the book to be the book your club reads and discusses.  On top of the ten signed books, you get…..ARE YOU READY? DENISE!  via Skype at your book club! I’m excited about it and I’m sitting across from her right now.  She is funny and charming and you will […]
June 28, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Fourteen

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. We’ve talked tea a bit in this giveaway, so what would this giveaway be without a pitcher to make your very own, OR perhaps you would like to try Denise’s favorite special ginger tea recipe.  OR maybe you would like to try her white wine sangria?  I’ve had both and they are so very yummy.  With the pitcher you will receive a handwritten(by Denise) copy of her recipes and a box of passion tea. Today I ask that you share with us a favorite summertime recipe for a drink.  That way all of us win, because we get to try some new great drink recipes. Here is my favorite drink recipe from: http://spoonforkbacon.com/2011/08/kiwi-capiroska/ Kiwi Capiroska Makes 6 Ingredients: 2 cups kiwi, peeled and diced 12 mint leaves, divided 2 tablespoons sugar, divided 3 limes, juiced 2 cups high quality vodka 2 cups tonic water (or coconut flavored sparkling water) ice cubes garnish: 1 kiwi, peeled and thinly sliced Directions: 1. Line six glasses up and fill each with 1/3 cup of diced kiwis, 2 mint leaves, 1 teaspoon sugar, and ½ lime juiced. 2. Muddle together the contents of […]
June 27, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Thirteen

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. Here we are at day 13!  You guys have no idea yet how this giveaway is getting ready to turn into something very fun and very exciting.  Not that the previous giveaways haven’t been great, but the ones we are truly excited about are yet to come.  Today is a repeat giveaway and it’s a good one.  So without further ado…….I give you another BEACH BAG!!! Contents include: The bag(a gorgeous tote with the cover of Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes on it), sunblock, a beach towel, and a cup to sip on your favorite beachy drink.  All of these have a pink theme to compliment the best part of the beach bag….. A signed copy of Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes! AND A signed ARC copy of Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons I have so many wonderful beach memories.  It is truly hard to decide which ones are my favorites, but for me probably the times that my children saw the ocean for the first time were my favorites.  Today I ask you to share with us your favorite beach memory/trip or a small description of […]
June 26, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Twelve

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. Today is your chance to own an autographed print copy of Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes.  As Denise said earlier the beauty of her books are that even though they are part of a series, they can also stand alone just perfectly, but why wouldn’t you want to read about how Rose came out of her sheltered world and blossomed into the woman she is in Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons.  The answer is that you DO want to read it if you haven’t.  So make sure you leave a comment today for your chance to win. An autographed print copy of Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes! Trust me, you’re gonna need to read Twenty-Eight to know the answers for Part Two of Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardener! (And the giveaways in Part One are nothin’ compared to some of the things we’re giving away in Part Two.) Oh!!!!!!!!!!!WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have something else to add! How about…. An autographed print copy of an ARC* of Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons!!! (*ARC: Advanced Release Copy– this book WILL have typos because it hasn’t been through proofreading at time of printing.) Today I want to hear about something that helped you […]
June 25, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Eleven

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here.  We are getting closer and closer to the 29th!  It’s an exciting week as we are counting down to Friday and the big book release and also a shift in our giveaway.  Today is the final Crappydoodles t-shirt giveaway.  I know every one of you would love to wear this.  Just think how many people would want to know what Crappydoodles is.  As with the other t-shirt giveaway days, you have to option of having your new t-shirt bedazzled and rhinestoned(I actually think I just made that word up).  OK  so where would you want to wear your new Crappydoodles shirt if you won it?  Comments will be closed at midnight, Tuesday the 26th! Where would you want to wear your new Crappydoodles shirt if you won it? Carie Lewis is the winner of our day 11 giveaway.  Congratulations, Carie!  We will be contacting you by email to get your mailing address.
June 24, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Ten

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here.  It’s another coffee mug giveaway day.  It’s your last chance to get one of these gems during this giveaway.  Today we will be giving away another Crappydoodles mug!  It’s how I feel every morning before I get my caffeine in me, for sure.  I need to sneak one of these out of Denise’s house.  Someone distract her on Twitter while I slip out the front door.  😉  Today I want to share a fun and yummy coffee mug recipe that I like to make with my girls.  It is perfect for a chocolate fix when needed.  We like to add chocolate chips or even Reece’s chips:    Chocolate Cake in a Mug Ingredients 4 Tbsp. cake flour (plain, not self-rising) 4 Tbsp. sugar 2 Tbsp. cocoa 1 egg 3 Tbsp. milk 3 Tbsp. oil Small splash of vanilla 3 Tbsp. chocolate chips, optional How to make it In a microwave safe MUG: Add dry ingredients to mug, mix well with a fork. Add egg, mix thoroughly. Pour in milk and oil and vanilla, mix well. Add chips, if using. Put mug in microwave, and cook for three minutes on 1000 watts. Cake will rise over top […]
June 23, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Nine

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here.  Check out my gorgeous model showing off Reason Number Nine to love Rose Gardner! Do you need a new pink shirt?  I love getting new t-shirts.  I’m a t-shirt, running shorts and flip flops gal.  Just ask Denise…It’s pretty common work attire for me.  Pink is one of my favorite colors to wear as well and I would proudly sport this one.  It’s a long sleeve tee with Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons printed on the front.  You have the option, if you win this giveaway, of having the shirt blinged out by the talented Miss Julia.  She does a wonderful job with this.  When you are relaxing, what do you like to wear?  Is it a favorite old t-shirt?  Flannel pjs?  Comments will be open until Sunday, the 10th, at midnight. When you are relaxing, what do you like to wear?  Is it a favorite old t-shirt?  Flannel pjs? G. Aliceson is the winner of the day nine giveaway.  Congratulations. We will contact you by email to get your mailing address so we can get your new shirt off to you.
June 22, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Eight

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here.  It’s HOT here! Is it hot where you are?  Have you spent some time at the pool?  If you are planning on a pool/beach day soon, you will love today’s giveaway.  It’s everything you need to enjoy a day in the sun. In this beach bag you will find a signed copy of Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, a beach towel, some sun block and a bright pink cup to hold your summertime drink of choice.  Take a day off and enjoy these goodies.  Good luck. What necessities do you pack in your pool/beach bag for a day in the sun? You have until Saturday, the 23rd at midnight to leave a comment to be entered for the drawing. Denise has edited this post to add: This bag will also contain an ARC of Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons!!! So you’ll get TWO BOOKS! Anne C. is the big winner of this awesome beach bag.  We hope this makes your summer beach/pool time a little more fun.  Congratulations. 
June 21, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Seven

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here.  Day seven is another Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes coffee mug with a sample of my favorite summer tea bags.  I go through a ton of iced tea in the summertime.  I rarely drink soda.  The other day Denise asked if you all liked hot or cold tea.  I’m a seasonal tea drinker…hot in the winter, cold in the summer.  In the winter I love Harry and David’s Blueberry Pomegranate Tea.  In the summertime, it’s Luzianne with Constant Comment.  Now I’m thirsty. Is there a special tea blend that you prefer?  Comments will be open until Friday the 22nd at midnight.  Good Luck and Happy Tea drinking. Deven is the winner of the day seven giveaway.  We will be contacting you by email to get your address for shipping.  Congratulations!
June 20, 2012

Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons Has a Trailer!!!

The wonderfully talented and amazing Jeff Somers just completed a book trailer for Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons!!! OMG! Y’all, it is AMAZING!!!!! Now, I’ve had fun making book trailers for Chosen and Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, but when I saw Trisha Leigh’s book trailer for her upcoming release Whispers in Autumn, I got serious book trailer envy. She had a voice over!!! And video clips!!!! (You clicked on that link and saw her book trailer, right? Because your life is not complete unless you have.) So that very afternoon, I emailed Jeff, her fabulous book trailer creator, and begged him to make me one too.  It turned out better than I could have hoped for. I want the whole world to see it!!! So here’s what I’m gonna do because I seem to be giving evey thing away lately, not including my kitchen sink. (Yet.) So I’m going to give away another set of autographed books of both Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes AND  Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons. What do you have to do to win them? Tell the world about my book trailer!  Post the link this blog post or the link to my book trailer […]