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Giveaways, Oh My!


Good afternoon, all! Today's original intention was to post a TV show review because well, I've had it started forever and it was going to be an easy post. Well... as you can see that didn't pan out, so - surprise - we have giveaways (thanks publishers/publicists for extra books) and of course, the INSPYs shortlist announcement *should* be released today. Before getting to the newbie giveaways, I'd like to take a moment to share (in case you missed it on Twitter) the prior winners from recent giveaways.

A Broken Kind of Beautiful winner
 
- Courtney C.
 
Courtney's book is on the way to her and with any luck, she'll have it in her hands before the week is out!
 
When Calls the Heart winner
 
- Tammy S.
 
There is an email in your inbox Tammy. So be sure to find that and get back to me with your choice of DVD as well as a U.S mailing address and I'll get your prize mailed.
 
Congrats to you both.

Now for today's fun. As always, before you read up on the fun giveaway prizes, first things first, here are the pesky rules:

This giveaway(s) is open to U.S. /Canada readers. Also, please I will just ask that anyone who leaves a comment under "anonymous," please leave the same name you enter into the widget in your comment - it's not nearly as easy to try and match comments when there is no name and in fairness to everyone else, I want to be able to be sure everyone who used the Rafflecopter correctly has a fair chance at winning against those who abuse it - believe it or not, there have been a couple people that I could not verify. So please, I don't mean to overwhelm, but just keep this in mind when entering future giveaways. I'd sure appreciate it!

To be entered in the giveaway, just enter as much or as little as you like into the Rafflecopter widget... and good luck everyone! This ends on May 6th


The Icing on the Cake

Scarlet Lindsey’s aunt Wilhelmina may be Texas’s most popular cake baker extraordinaire, but she’s also getting on in years. When Scarlet decides to take on the role of cake decorator at her cranky aunt’s bidding, it’s just the beginning of a series of misunderstandings and mishaps that will lead her to compete in a cake challenge on national television-and might even lead her to finding true love.
Fan favorite Janice Thompson is back with more wit, more weddings, and more of what her readers love best-bridal business drama. Bella and the gang are all here and readers will fall in love with the newest quirky characters straight from the creative mind of a fantastic storyteller. - Goodreads


Love at Any Cost
 
Jilted by a fortune hunter, cowgirl Cassidy McClare is a spunky Texas oil heiress without a fortune who would just as soon hogtie a man as look at him. Hoping a summer visit with her wealthy cousins in San Francisco will help her forget her heartache, Cassidy travels west. But no sooner is she settled in beautiful California than Jamie McKenna, a handsome pauper looking to marry well, captures her heart. When Jamie discovers the woman he loves is poorer than he is, Cassidy finds herself bucked by love a second time. Will Jamie discover that money can't buy love after all? And can Cassidy ever learn to fully trust her heart to a man?

With delectable descriptions and a romantic sensibility, bestselling author Julie Lessman brings the Gilded Age to life in this sumptuous new series. Readers will faithfully follow Lessman to the West Coast for more romance, passion, and surprising revelations found in "Love at Any Cost." - Goodreads
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway PS: there are lots more awesome book giveaways to come. So keep an eye out.
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  1. Ooooo! Look at all these options! :) Yay for giveaways!

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    1. ...and there are MORE to come, Jamie! :)

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    1. Thanks for joining the fun, Missie. :)

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  3. Hurray for giveaways! I have a few that just ended and a few coming up!:)

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    1. I agree, Raquel. They're SO fun - and thanks for the tip about your giveaways :D

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  4. I don't think I've ever read any of Julie Lessmans books.

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    1. Best of luck then, Maria!

      If you like historical books and sassy heroines, then Julie's novels will be your cup of tea. :)

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  5. I'm reading So Fair a Lady by Amber Perry!

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    1. Ooo! I've heard good things about Amber's book, Heidi. Hope you're enjoy it. :)

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  6. Congrats to the winners of the previous giveaways! And thanks for hosting these awesome giveaways, Rissi, both titles sound fabulous; Janice Thompson's book as especially caught my attention.

    One of the books I'm currently reading is Kate Morton's The Secret Keeper. It's an interesting read but I'm dying to know what really happened that the main character's mum had to start all over again xD Hah, sorry for the cryptic statement but I'd end up writing a whole page if I go into details and I'm just flailing for things to just be revealed already, lol.

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    1. Ditto - congrats to them! Hoping to hear back from Melanie.

      Janice's novel is darling. Lots of fun wedding shenanigans going on.

      Oh, I know the feeling! When I'm fan-girling or excited about something, I'm never coherent... it's more fun that way, don't ya' think!? ;) Glad you're liking the book, it sounds great just by its title.

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    1. Hoping Courtney will love her book. *fingers crossed*

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  8. The book that I am reading right now is by MaryLu Tyndall it's called The Redemption and I am really enjoying it. Also I've never ready any of Julie's books. The cover on her book is just beautiful. I'm always reading and looking to try new and interesting books. Thanks for doing the free giveaway
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. Me, too, Danie! I'm always on the lookout for newbie novels. Best of luck here. :)

      Glad you're enjoying MaryLu's novel. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway! :)
    I haven't read any books by Julie Lessman yet, but I'm really looking forward to trying one! ;)

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    1. Fun! This is the perfect book for you to start with then, Aerykah. It's the first in her new series. :)

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  10. Oh, both books look very interesting! I've heard lots of good things about them, but have never gotten around to giving them a read myself. I'd love to in a copy; thanks so much for the giveaway!
    Bethany

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    1. I know that feeling, Bethany. I've read so many wonderful things about LOTS of novels and unfortunately, haven't read them yet! Ugh. Hopefully soon. :)

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  11. Ooooo, a giveaway. :-D I've been interested in the first book in Julie Lessman's latest series, so I'll try for it. Thanks for the giveaway, Rissi!

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    1. Aren't giveaways a blast!? ;)

      Yay! Hope you enjoy Julie's novel if/when you read it. Best of luck, Grace!

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  12. Yay...a giveaway! Thanks for the chance, Rissi, this is great! I am currently reading A Lady's Honor by Laurie Alice Eakes...pretty good so far!

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    1. I love giveaways, Bekah. Glad to have any chance to offer them - and there is more to come!

      Cool. I'm not sure if I've read any of Laurie's books. Maybe one way back when and if it's the one I'm thinking of, it wasn't my favorite but was indeed cute. Hope you continue to enjoy. :)

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  13. Cake baking and a TV competition? Count me in! That book sounds great, Rissi!

    Currently reading: The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn. It's wonderful so far! Definitely a new favorite.

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  14. My favorite of Julie's... hmm, that's a tough one! I adore all of them I've read! My favorite is probably Dare to Love Again. "It's Barone, long E"!

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    1. Janice's novels are cute, Courtney - especially if you like a book that can make you laugh without thinking too hard. :) Aw, I liked Dare to Love Again too. It was really fun. Eager to read Megan's novel next.

      Yay for "Tamsen LittleJohn." Heard stellar things about that one. Enjoy.

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