June 20, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Six

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. I’m back after a long weekend.  I’ve enjoyed reading your comments about each of the giveaways.  It feels a bit like Christmas each day.  In keeping with our southern theme, we chose a Sugarland CD as our Day six giveaway.  I particularly like the song These Are the Days on this album.  The lyrics remind me of Rose and Joe: Well, it feels like we're living from pay check to check And we wake up wondering what might happen next Yeah, sometimes it feels like we won't make it through But the hard times pass Like the good ones do Baby wrap your fingers and Hold on tight I'll be right here beside you tonight Baby climb up here Watch the city glow Let's make a wish on the fireworks below We're making moments that we won't forget And feeling ones that haven't happened yet. SUGARLAND What country song do you have that represents a current or past love? You will have until Thursday at midnight to leave your comment. The winner of the Sugarland CD is Jules!  We will be contacting you by email to […]
June 19, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Five

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. Denise again. Remember how I said it all started with Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes? Well, the beauty of the Rose Gardner mysteries is that each book is a standalone. Much unlike my other books! So a reader can pickup Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons without having read the first book and just be fine. But why miss out on how it all began? Don’t you want to read about Rose’s blind date with the Pillsbury Doughboy!  Or when she bought a nightie Walmart? (Scandalous!?!?) Or Joe teaching Rose the rules of drinking on her front porch…(I think that was my favorite scene to write in the whole book.**) Today’s reason to love Rose Gardner is: 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 […]
June 18, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Four

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. It’s Denise again! It’s my last day and then Heather’s taking control again! Since we hit a Crappy Doodle theme yesterday, what do you say we keep it going? How about a Crappy Doodles! mug??? (**Laptop not included) The other side, not shown, has the title Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes. I’ll even throw in some tea bags even though I have coffee in the mug in this picture.  And yes, that’s my OWN mug, but I promise to give you your very own unused one. So what’s the question today? It’s no secret that I’m a coffee lover.  If you win this mug, will you be most likely to drink coffee or hot tea out of it? Or maybe hot cocoa?  You have until Wednesday midnight, CDT, June 20 to leave a comment to enter. Winner will be picked with Random.org. What will you drink from this mug if you win? Denise The winner of our Day Three Giveaway is….Stormy!!  We will be contacting you by email so we can ship your crappy doodles mug.  Congratulations!
June 17, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Three

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here.  IT It’s Denise again! (And here I told you all that Heather was in charge of the giveaway!) I hope you’re having fun and I think you’re going to LOVE today’s giveaway item! Your very own Crappy Doodles t-shirt!!! (My beautiful daughter Julia is modeling) Some days are just crappy doodle days, so what better way to tell the world than wear it on your shirt? I have one of these and I love this shirt, and not just because it says Crappy Doodles!  It’s a really soft, stretchy cotton and although it’s fitted, it doesn’t cling. This particular shirt is Bedazzled. You can choose to NOT have your t-shirt Bedazzeled. (Bedazzling courtesy of Julia.)  I have a few sizes at my house BUT I can order a different size.  If you win, I’ll give you a sizing chart to see what works for you. And if you don’t win, don’t be sad. I might be giving another one or two of these away, OR you can buy your own on Zazzle. SO…how can you win? Have you ever said the words Crappy Doodles? Be honest […]
June 16, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Two

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here.  Hey, y’all. You’ve got me today because I gave Heather the day off. It’s day two of twenty-nine days of giveaways and today’s prize is book specific. A mug with the cover of Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, along with two tea bags. Wild Sweet Orange seems like something Aunt Bessie would have made Rose when they had their talk in the kitchen on the night of Momma’s wake. And Passion… It’s not the reason you think!  I love Passion tea and drink it hot almost every night in the winter when I’m writing. So to win today’s giveaway, tell me if you have a preference: hot tea or iced tea. You have until Monday night at midnight, CDT, June 18. The winner will be picked by Random.org. Hot tea or Iced tea??? Denise   THIS DAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winner is #5, Kristi Eggleston! Congrats, Kristi!
June 15, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason One

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here.    Are you ready? We are! We have spent the last few weeks brainstorming, making lists, laughing, shopping, and scheduling our big month of giveaways, so without further ado we begin our Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner. Call your friends and schedule a night in on the couch. Today’s giveaway is a collection of must-haves for a great movie night. We’ll supply you with the popcorn, (Barbeque flavored– because we love all things southern!) the candy, a beautiful snack bowl and four great chick-flicks to choose from on one DVD. To carry our southern theme- Hope Floats (yummmmm Harry Connick, Jr.) 27 Dresses, Family Stone and In Her Shoes. How do you win? Leave a comment below and if you feel like it, tell us your favorite southern movie. The contest will close Sunday night, June 17 at midnight CST. Good luck! Heather This day is now closed. The winner was Laura, #19!
June 14, 2012

Twenty-Nine and Reasons to Love Rose Gardner!!! Official Rules

I am so excited!!! Two weeks from today I release Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons!!! I love this book so much!! Rose is back, eager to live her new life. Unfortunately, jury duty gets in the way. That and Rose’s sister, Violet. SO to celebrate the release, I’ve come up with twenty-nine days of giveaways!!! I’m giving you: Twenty-Nine Reasons to love Rose Gardner!  The giveaway is split into two parts. Part one starts today, Friday June, 15 and ends Thursday, June 28. Part one consists of items that are southern or relate to Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes.  That’s right. Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes. Because without a Twenty-Eight there wouldn’t be a Twenty-Nine. In part one, you’ll have two days to leave a comment to win. You can enter once each day, every day. You have the opportunity to win more than once throughout the entire giveaway! You won’t know what we’re giving away until the day we post it. Now onto the part I’m SUPER excited about: Part Two. That’s when we switch it up. Y’all, I can hardly contain myself. (I’m serious.) Part Two starts Friday, June 29, the book birthday of Twenty-Nine and a Half […]
June 13, 2012

Writer Wednesday- Dyann Love Barr

(My apologies for the formatting issues. The blog template has a bug that effects photo placement. My website will be getting an “update” within the next day or two.) This week’s Writer Wednesday features Dyann Love Barr, a member of my writer’s group– Heartland Romance Authors.  Dyann, I’ve known you for almost three years, but why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself. How could I not be a romance writer with a name like Dyann Love Barr? I live in Missouri with my husband, Dennis, and our cat Spook. Our master, aka Spook, allows us the privilege of paying the mortgage and attending to his every need. Good help is hard to find I always thought my life was a bit mundane until I started thinking back on all the little things that have happened to me, like having an M-16 rifle pointed at my head by the Mexican police. How was I to know they thought me, my husband, and friends were gunrunners? Being stranded in the mountains of Mexico, in a broken down car, is a once in a lifetime experience that I want to keep that way. There’s nothing like taking a pit stop […]
June 12, 2012

Book Tour Possibility

I have the opportunity to take part in a physical book tour next year.  The tour includes 100 cities across the United States, and a few cities in Canada. I can pick and choose which cities I want to participate in. Obviously, I won’t do them all. But my question for YOU is if I had the chance, would you like me to come to your city? I only have a couple of days to figure this out before I have to sign up, so PLEASE tell me in the comments where you want me to come.  The tour doesn’t go everywhere, and I won’t be able to come to everyone’s cities, but I’m going to do my best to come to the ones with the most requests. Now tell me where to go!  
June 6, 2012

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

Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons has a cover!!! Oh, isn’t it pretty??? And in case you all have forgotten what it’s about: ********* When Rose reports for Fenton County jury duty she figures she’s lucky to get out of a morning working at the DMV. Instead, despite a disastrous encounter with the new assistant district attorney, Mason Deveraux, she’s picked as a juror on a murder case. As the case progresses, she realizes an ominous vision she had in the men’s restroom proves the defendant is innocent. And there’s not a cotton picking thing she can do about it. Or is there? As if things weren’t bad enough, Rose’s older sister Violet is going through a mid-life crisis. Violet insists that Rose stop seeing her sexy new boyfriend, Arkansas state detective Joe Simmons, and date other men. Rose is done letting people boss her around, but she can’t commit to Joe either. Still, Rose isn’t about to let the best thing in her life slip away. ********** I think we should celebrate!!!  What’s my favorite way to celebrate? A giveaway!!! I’m giving away your choice of an ARC (Advanced Release Copy)  eBook of Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons (be one […]
June 6, 2012

Writer Wednesday– Alicia Dean

My friend and fellow member of Heartland Romance Authors has a new book release this week!!! I had the honor of reading an ARC of Soul Seducer and was asked to write a blurb. I invited Alicia to come back and visit us to celebrate her release with a guest blog post. Here’s what I had to say: “Dark and steamy, Soul Seducer seduces you from the first page.” —Denise Grover Swank bestselling author of The Chosen Series I bet you want to read it now, don’t you??? But before you click on the link at the bottom to get your copy, check out Alicia’s guest post below.     Thank you for having me as a guest on your blog, Denise. I’m so happy to be here. First of all, I’d like to say that I’m in total awe and admiration of your success. You recently reached 100,000 sales? That’s incredible. Congratulations on that and your Writer Touch Reader’s Award win! Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I thought that instead of talking about my writing, I’d ask a few questions of you (as writers and readers). I’ll give my answers first, then I’d like to hear from each of you. You can answer as […]
June 5, 2012

Write Touch Readers’ Award!!!!

I mentioned a couple of months ago that Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes and Chosen were finalists in the Write Touch Readers’ Award, each in their category. Today, I found out that Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes WON the Mainstream with Romantic Elements category!!!! **HAPPY DANCING** You have no idea how happy this makes me, especially since I love that book so, yet it sells way less copies than Chosen. (Not that I’m complaining about Chosen’s sales! LOL) But it’s nice the reader judges recognized what I saw when I decided I couldn’t let that book die on my hard drive. Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes was the book started my self-publishing career.  And maybe part of my joy is that Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons is coming out in three weeks.  But this award makes me so happy!!! So happy that I almost neglected another fact: Chosen tied for second place in the Paranormal, Fantasy and Futuristic category! How awesome is THAT??? A HUGE thank you to the readers in the Write Touch Readers Contest!