Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Blogoversary Grand Finale

This week is our final celebration of Happy Blogoversary Month. I mulled over how I could make this drawing extra special. Since all of you expressed interest in Julie Lessman's books, what better giveaway than all 3 of her titles? Yes folks, we're going to have not 1, not 2, but 3 happy winners in this contest.

A simple comment and your email address in the usual format (susanjreinhardt (at) _____ (dot) com) will secure you a place in this great giveaway. The contest is open to those in the Continental U.S. and Canada. It starts Monday, May 25, 2009, and runs through Saturday, May 30, 2009. The winners will be drawn on Sunday, May 31, 2009.

Don't miss the opportunity to win one of Julie's books. Quick, get your fingers on that keyboard and enter the drawing!

62 comments:

LauraLee Shaw said...

Wow, how cool is that! Your blog is wonderful! Happy Blogoversary!

Jody Hedlund said...

Excellent! I'm the first to put my name in the hat?! That ought to give me an advantage, right? ;)

Thanks for having such fun contests this past month, Susan! What will we do when the celebration is over?! I think we should think of something else and keep on partying!

Jessica said...

Woohooo!
I already own the first two so can I just be entered for the third? Thanks for the contest! I hope you have a wonderful Memorial day.

sherrinda said...

Hi Susan! I am rather embarrassed to try again, having won the first of Julie's book already, but...Im gonna try anyway! :) I am absolutely LOVING the first one! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I wish I had today off so I can finish it! (my school district where I work has made Memorial Day a bad weather make up day!!!! Now, isn't that just plain dumb?)
Have a great Memorial Day!
sherrinda(at)gmail(dot)com

Oooo..Im the first commenter! A round of coffee and doughnuts for everyone!

Karen Lange said...

Hi Susan, Kindly enter me in the drawing, and congrats again on your blogoversary:) Thanks again for doing this,
klange61@hotmail.com

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jody -

You're the first entry. I don't know if that will give you an advantage, but with 3 books up for grabs, you're chances are pretty good.

I'm glad you've enjoyed Happy Blogoversary Month. We'll figure out some fun stuff in the months ahead. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

Thanks for entering. Maybe this time your name will be drawn from the bag.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

If your name is picked, remind me of your preference. I'll do my best to accommodate everyone's choice, but I only have one of each book.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi LauraLee -

Thank you for the nice compliment. I hope you'll visit often. I post here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Did you want to enter the contest? Please leave another comment with your email address so I can reach you.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sherrinda -

Don't be embarrassed. Join in the fun!

Thanks for the glowing testimonial about Julie's book. I'm sure she'll be thrilled.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Cindy said...

What a cool contest! I already got to win something fun from you, but I've heard these books are great! Thanks for hosting this!

Julie Lessman said...

LAURALEE ... I TOTALLY agree -- Susan's blog IS wonderful, as so is Susan! I'm incredibly blessed we connected!!

JODY ... and I echo your praise of Susan's Blogoversary month -- I've had a blast here, and I know everyone else has too! And I'm with you ... what's next???

JESSICA ... your chances are real good to win the third book in the series, my friend, especially if you check out my website calendar, where I list TONS of opportunities to win free signed books! Thanks for stopping by.

Oh, SHERRINDA, I'm SOOO excited that you "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE" book 1, A Passion Most Pure. You'll want to be sure to stop in at The Seekers tomorrow (link posted in my website calendar for anyone who wants to join her) because I am talking about writing on "the edge" with Edgy Inspirational fiction and giving away the winner's choice of one of the books in The Daughters of Boston series, so hope to see you there ...

KAREN, thanks for entering the contest, and good luck!

And, SUSAN, thanks AGAIN for your amazing hospitality and friendship -- I am blessed to know you!

Hugs,
Julie

rebornbutterfly said...

I love this series! So great! I'd love to add another Julie Lessman book to my collection :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Reborn Butterfly -

Welcome to my blog! I post here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Thanks for entering the drawing. I will need your email address in case you win. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Julie -

Thanks for stopping by. Ya'll are making me blush. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hey Cindy -

You're welcome. Consider yourself entered. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Jessica said...

Thanks Julie. I just went to your calendar and cyber-stalked you. Or your free books. LOL
Thanks again Susan!

Renee said...

Hmmmmm...I would love to get a copy of A Passion Most Pure! I've read it but I think someone I let borrow the book decided to keep it! So I'd love the opportunity to get a copy to complete the series!

BTW Julie, I just got A Passion Denied on Saturday...LOVED it...well the first half anyways! Yeah I HAD to put the book down halfway through and venture off to my cousins for the weekend, I'm gonna get started on it again right now! Thank you for the signed copy of Denied and the wonderful little note...and the Boston Baked Beans :-D

Renee said...

Uh oh forgot my email :-P
steelergirl83atgmaildotcom

Rose McCauley said...

Hey, susan. I thought I had already entered, but apparently it didn't go thru, so hope this isn't too late. I have the first two books, so please just put me in the drawing for the third one! Thanks!

peachykath said...

I'm so happy that your giving away the books again. I already owe the 2nd and 3rd of the series and would love to own a copy of the first book. If it's possible to be entered in the drawing for the first book that would be wonderful.
Thanks,
Katherine

peachykath79[at]yahoo[dot]com

Julie Lessman said...

CINDY ... soooo glad you heard these books are great, now we just have to convince you by getting one into your hands, eh? Thanks for entering the contest and good luck!

REBORNBUTTERFLY ... good to see you again, my friend. There are lots of books to win, so keep checking my website calendar to find out where you can post those comments, okay? And don't forget The Seekers blog tomorrow (Tues., 5/26) for another giveaway at the following Web address (http://seekerville.blogspot.com/) where I will be talking about Edgy Inspirational Romance in the Christian market and why I write "on the edge" like I do ...

Hugs,
Julie

Amber S. said...

Thank you for this great contest! I would love a chance to win A Passion Denied! I'm hoping to dive into the second book really soon :)

--Border's Girl

Carolynn W. said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win Julie's books! I enjoy them so much!
carolynnwald[at]hotmail[dot]com

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Good Morning -

Renee, Carolyn - Thanks for entering the drawing.

Hi Julie - It's always nice to see you. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Candee said...

I've just found your blog and love reading the various posts.

Put me in the drawing too! Candee@CandeeFick.com

rebornbutterfly said...

Whoopsie! :)

rebornbutterfly (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Candee -

Welcome to my blog! Thanks for your kind words. I post here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

You're entered in the drawing. Watch for an announcement Sunday. I'll also email the winners provided the left an address.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Amber -

Thanks for entering the drawing. Please leave another comment with your email. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Peachy Kath -

Nice to see you again. Everyone's name is going into one bag, and 3 winners will be drawn. I'll do my best to give everyone their preference, but I can't guarantee it.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rose -

Hope you enjoyed your trip. Many people have requested a specific book. Perhaps I should split up the entries by book. I'll give it some thought.

This might be a problem because not everyone expressed a preference.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Renee -

Thanks for sending along your email. :)

Blessings,
Susan

conarnold said...

Thank you for sharing this opportunity, Susan. I would love to win any of Julie's books!
Connie
conarnold(at)gmail(dot)com

sherrinda said...

Hi Susan! Just wanted you to take my name out of the hat! :)

Oh...and check out my blog tomorrow. I am giving you an award. ;)

Julie Lessman said...

JESSICA, you can "cyber-stalk" my giveaways whenever you want -- that's what they're for, so you go, girl! :)

RENEE!!! So glad you got Denied and the Boston Baked Beans ... hope you like one better than the other. :)

ROSE, thanks for stopping by and entering the contest -- good luck!

PEACHYKATH ... I trust you already received your copy of A Passion Redeemed with the Boston Baked Beans?? Let's see if we can't rack up another signed book for you, okay?

AMBER ... can't wait to hear what you think of Charity in book 2! Let me know, okay?

CAROLYNN ... you sure deserve a free book, my friend -- thanks for all your support!

CANDEE ... Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and enter the contest -- good luck!

Hugs,
Julie

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Connie -

Welcome to my blog! I post here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Thanks for entering the contest. I hope you'll tell your friends about it.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sherrinda -

I hope you're taking your name out because you won the books somewhere else!

Thanks for the award. I'll check your blog. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Julie -

Thanks for stopping by again. The review for A Passion Denied is online this morning. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Renee said...

Please take my name out of the contest...I won a copy elsewhere yesterday and I want someone else to get a chance to read these wonderful books!

Courtney said...

I'd like to enter! These books are great! I've read the first two, but I actually never bought them because I came across them at our local library. I get my books from Walmart usually(small town), and I haven't seen any of Julie's there.
I'd especially love to win A PASSION DENIED since I have yet to read it.

courtneylp1323(at)aol(dot)com
*My word verification was "GASPha"! I guess everyone can gasp because I don't actually own one of the three. LOL!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Thank you, generous lady! Please enter moi.
You have my email.
Bless you, dear,
Jen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Renee -

No problem. Congratulations on winning a copy of Julie's book elsewhere. It's generous of you to bow out so others have a better chance. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Courtney -

Welcome to my blog! I hope you'll stop in to Christian Writer/Reader Connection often. :)

Thanks for entering the drawing.

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

You're entered!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Cynthia said...

Please enter me in the drawing. I'm excited about reading the series. The excerpts that I've read peaked my interest.
cynthiakchow at earthlink dot net

Amber S. said...

Oops! I guess I didn't leave my e-mail! Here it is:

stokes[dot]a[at]suddenlink[dot]net

Also, I just got my copy of A Passion Redeemed today! I was so excited! I started reading the first few pages, and I'm glad to see it picks up right where A Passion Most Pure left off! Thanks Julie, for my new book!

--Border's Girl

Julie Lessman said...

CONNIE, oh, girl, we are going to have to get these books in your hands!! This is a good way to do that, so good luck!

RENEE and SHERRINDA ... You two are SO lucky ... or I should say SO diligent at leaving comments! I'm thrilled you both won and I think it's nice of you to turn a book back in since you each won more than one -- bless you!

COURTNEY ... gosh, I WISH I was in Walmart (I was for a while, but just in one or two stores), but I have no problem with you getting my books at the library as long as you talk them up!! :) And if you can win one here (or from one of the other blog giveaways on my website calendar), so much the better! Good luck!

JEANETTE ... Thanks for entering the contest, and I wish you the best of luck!

Hugs,
Julie

Chicki said...

I left a comment yesterday, but I don't see it here. Please enter me in the drawing. I am so interested in reading Julie's "edgy" inspirational stories.

chicki663@comcast.net

Thank you.

sugarandgrits said...

Happy (belated) Blogoversary! :)

Sorry! I'm new to blogging and am having a slight problem keeping up with them all. LOL

Many thanks to Renee for introducing me to blogging ~ it seems like fun!

I would love to be entered in the contest for Julie's books. Like Jessica, I already own the first 2 (GREAT books!), but am looking forward to reading the 3rd. My aunts birthday is coming up at the end of June, so I could always pass along the first 2 to her! She loves to read, too.

Great interview! Thank you for sharing.

Lori S.

sugarandgrits[at]hotmail[dot]com

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Cynthia -

Thanks for stopping in to enter the contest. I hope you'll visit often. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Amber -

Thanks for leaving your email. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lori -

Thanks for entering. You'll enjoy the 3rd book. Julie keeps the suspense going. Just when you think everything's all settled, she throws in a monkey wrench.

Thanks also for becoming a follower of Christian Writer/Reader Connection. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Chicki -

Thanks for entering. I think you left the comment on the interview post. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Julie Lessman said...

CHICKI ... Thanks SO much for your interest in my books and good luck in the contest. If you don't win here, though, be sure to check my website calendar for additional opportunities in blog giveaways, okay?

LORI S ... Love your addy, by the way (sugarandgrits!) -- very cute! Thank you SO much for your sweet comment about books 1 and 2 AND for spreading them around. Word of mouth is everything in this business and I so appreciate it.

SUSAN, thank you, too, for your invaluable word of mouth (and word of blog!) on my books AND for the GREAT promotion you've given me here.

Hugs,
Julie

Jaime said...

Wow!! this is a popular contest!! Look at all your feedbacks! :) Way cool. Ok, I'll enter! :)
jamida(at)charter(dot)net

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jaime -

Yes, Julie sure draws a crowd. :) It's well deserved. Her books provided me with many hours of reading pleasure.

Blessings,
Susan

robynl said...

pretty please enter me for this drawing; many hours of great reading are in store for the winner(s).

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Robyn -

Thank you for the Happy Blogoversary wishes. I hope you'll stop by often. I post here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

I'll notify the winners via email and blog announcement on Sunday.

Blessings,
Susan :)

lilac grandma said...

Please enter me! Love and prayers, Melody msproule1225@gmail.com

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Melody -

Welcome to my blog! Thanks for entering the contest.

BTW, I love your screen name. Julie sprinkles lilac water throughout her books. Watch for it. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Julie Lessman said...

JAIME ... AND a popular blog!! Susan's blog always keeps me jumping because of all the comments, which, trust me -- I don't mind!! Thanks for entering the contest -- good luck!

ROBYNL ... thank you for dropping by, and I hope and PRAY that "many hours of great reading are in store for the winner(s)"!!! :)

LILAC GRANDMA ... oooo, as Susan says, lilacs and lilac water are everywhere in my books because it is my favorite flower!! I'll bet you have BUSHES and BUSHES of them in your yard, don't you??? I am SO jealous because I planted some, and they didn't bloom until the 9th year ... which was the year we sold the house. Sigh. Hopefully you have better luck than I did ... both with lilacs AND in the contest! :)

Hugs,
Julie

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Julie -

I love these little details about lilac water, etc.

Thanks for stopping by so often to respond to commenters.

Blessings,
Susan :)