Sunday, May 5, 2013

Rekindled by Tamera Alexander and Before the Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkard TODAY ONLY

Day 7 of our release party for Kathleen L Maher! Wow I can't believe the week is almost over. It's been so much fun! I want to thank you all for coming by and celebrating with us. Today I'm giving away Rekindled by Tamera Alexander and Before the Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkard.

I want to share some reviews from some ladies who've read Kathy's novella. I've been raving all week about Bachelor Buttons and today I want you to hear it from some other friends and very talented authors. 

Review by MaryLu Tyndall
FIVE STARS
Wowza! Great debut novella!!   
I'm not sure how this author packed so much good stuff in one tiny book, but only Kathleen Maher's exquisite pen could pull off such a feat. There's so much history here, plus incredible romance, then add action and suspense and you've got a perfect getaway on a hot summer's night. Another fun fact is that Kathleen modeled the romance and story after real life events of her great, great grandmother!! How cool is that. I love the romantic triangle too, and the great details she added from her great, great grandmother's life like the way her two suitors ran a race for the opportunity to take her out. A very sweet, fun, adventurous and engaging story you won't want to miss! 

Review by Carrie F. Pagel
FIVE STARS 
Fantastic debut!

Kathy Maher is a fantastic new talent with a lovely voice full of sweetness and hope as well as determination. What a fresh take on the Civil War--I'd never heard about the riots in New York over the draft during that time! I had the privilege of critiquing this manuscript. You'll not read about people getting blown apart in the battles, in this book. Instead, you get a slice of life in a 1863 Irish borough of New York City. Inspired by Kathy's real-life ancestor, Rose is a sweetheart torn between two suitors. Excellent characterization and a unique fascinating story combined with a gorgeous voice--this novella has it all! This is Volume 3 in Murray Pura's Cry of Freedom and readers will be blessed by this story! For a longer review check out Carrie's blog.

Review by Debbie Mitchell
FIVE STARS
Wonderfully entertaining story!
Kathleen L. Maher has written a wonderfully entertaining story. First of all I must say that I simply love the title and cover of this novella. I also love that the main characters are based on Kathleen's own ancestors.
Miss Rose Meehan, a young woman with two suitors, is a delightful character. She had me smiling at times...a race comes to mind... But, alas, you must read the book to know to what I am referring. Her suitors William and Ian are on totally opposite ends of the scale. I found myself cheering on one and feeling sorry for the other.
Not only does Bachelor Buttons give you laughter and entertainment, but it also gives a glimpse into the uglier side of people during this time....rioting and bigotry. I was totally impressed how Kathleen was able to balance this story out. While reading about a riot going on, I couldn't help but wonder about another scene going on somewhere else....my mind was all over this story and in the end I was totally satisfied. This may be a short story, but I savored every morsel. Well done, Kathleen.  


Review by Jocelyn Green
FIVE STARS
Fascinating history, sweet romance!
I knew I would like this novella even before I opened it because it dares to set the story against a very tumultuous piece of American history: the New York City draft riots of 1863. That's why I started reading it in the first place. But what kept me reading--and what made me LOVE it--was Kathleen Maher's commitment to history (even the parts we're not proud of), and the sweet romance that unfolded against the backdrop of war. Having researched this time and place myself, I found myself nodding and mentally applauding the author for capturing cultural nuances and delivering them to us in such an intriguing package. I can't wait to read more from Kathleen Maher.


Today I'm giving away a copy of Before the Season Ends and Rekindled by Tamera Alexander. Leave a comment to be entered. Don't forget to leave your email address and let me know if you follow through feedburner. 

Tomorrow morning I'll be drawing for the grandprize. For 7 entries be sure to comment on all 7 of our party posts.


GRAND PRIZE:
Trader Joe's bag filled with goodies. Tea cup with strainer, tea bags, loose tea, coffee, cake candle, decorative candle large Better Homes and Garden Candle, 2 pads of paper, pen, Family Guardian by Laurie Alice Eakes, and a pink necklace and earrings from Dressbarn! Everyday you leave a comment gives you one entry. A possible total of 7 entries! Grand prize drawn May 6th. AND a pdf copy of Bachelor Buttons! 









DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING by following my blog with Powered by FEEDBURNER on the right, and don't miss any giveaways (the button with the flame). If you already follow my blog go ahead and follow by FEEDBURNER so you can be entered twice. If you're not getting an email telling you I have a new giveaway you're not following through Feedburner. Just mention that you follow through Feedburner when you leave a comment with each giveaway and you'll be entered twice.
Be sure to leave your email address. Please check your junk mail on and the day after the drawing. I've had to redraw because of no responses. Subject box will have: winner of (book title). I'll email the winner and they'll have seven days to respond. If I don't hear back I'll draw another name. USA shipping only. Thanks so much and please stop back again! Drawing will be held Monday, May 6th at 8:00 A.M. EST. Offer void where prohibited. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants.



48 comments:

  1. I follow through feedburner and I also follow your blog!
    I would love to win this contest,Enter me!
    Thanks for the giveaway and God Bless!
    Sarah Richmond
    sarahrichmond[dot]12[at]gmail[dot]com
    N.C.

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    1. Sarah, How nice of you to come by! God bless you too! Good luck on the giveaways.

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    2. Hello Sara. You don't live too far from me if you live in NC. I live in South Carolina. Good luck! Thanks for coming by.

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  2. thanks for the chance to read these wonderful novels.

    i'm a follower, too

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks for entering, Karen! Nice to see you come by today.

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    2. Hey Karen. Thanks for coming by.

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  3. Ooh, this looks so good! Thank you for the fun ~ you always have such good books on here! I follow through feedburner as well. (different email though)

    amanda38401 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Amanda

      Thanks for coming by and celebrating with me on my debut. Its been a wonderful week visiting with everyone. Good luck on the giveaways

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    2. Hey Amanda. Thanks for coming by and celebrating with us. It's good to see you. Good Luck!

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  4. Great giveaway, thank you for sponsoring it.

    I follow your blog and am a feedburner follower.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Yes, Wendy, I agree--Debbie Lynne is a terrific hostess, and I am so grateful for all she's done this week. Best of luck on the giveaways!

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    2. Hey Windy. Thanks for coming by and celebrating and for being a follower. Good Luck.

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  5. Loved reading the reviews - thanks so much for sharing them. I look forward to reading this novella!
    I am a feedburner follower as well.
    Betti
    bettimace(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Betti--you've been so supportive to come by all week. Thank you! Best of luck on the giveaways.

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    2. Hey Betti. Thanks so much for celebrating with us this week! It's been fun. good luck! Good Luck.

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  6. Wonderful reviews from some lovely ladies! Congrats again and I can't wait to read it. :)
    Susan P
    farmygirl at hotmail dot com
    feedburner

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    1. I am so blessed to have these ladies take the time to read and review for me. Thank you for checking out the posts this week, and for your faithful comments.

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    2. They were great reviews weren't they? I just wanted everyone to see what a great novella this is and to assure everyone I'm not biased. ;o)

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  7. Wow! Great reviews from some great authors!
    Thank you!
    I'm a feedburner follower.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. I am tickled that these ladies went to the trouble of reading, and double thrilled that they enjoyed it. Thanks for coming by, Amy. Good luck!

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    2. Hey Amy. Thanks! And thanks for coming by this week and helping us celebrate. Good luck.

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  8. I cannot wait to read the book!

    I am a feedburner follower.

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    1. Thanks for following, Deanna! If you don't win, you should buy the book, it's well worth the few dollars!

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  9. Thanks Deanna! I hope you get a chance to do that soon! Bless you, and good luck!

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  10. Congratulations, Kathleen! I can't wait to read it. I'm a follower through feedburner. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. hi, lovely Veronica! Thank you so much for celebrating with me. I hope you get a chance to read Bachelor Buttons and the other fantastic novellas in the Cry of Freedom series. Blessings,
      Kathy

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    2. Hey Veronica! Thanks for coming by and for being a follower of my blog! Good luck and thanks for celebrating with us this week.

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  11. Oh my, I have sure enjoyed this big party. You did a marvelous job Debbie. And again, Congrats to you, Kathleen. Of course I am a follower by Feedburner. Thanks for this channce to win more good books. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Maxie, for making it so nice with your comments and encouragement. You are a dearie!

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    2. Hey Maxie, girl!! It has been fun. And I'm so happy you came by and celebrated with us. Good luck!

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  12. I love Tamera's books!! Would love to win this one!

    I follow on Feed Burner!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Marissa
      Nice to see you, and I wish you good luck on the giveaways. Blessings!

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    2. Hey Marissa. Good luck on the giveaway. Another great book is Kathy's novella, Bachelor Buttons. If you get a chance I think you'll love it.

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  13. Love,love ,love the series of Rekindled and love Tamera Alexander books...I will hold my breath for these!!! I follow on feedburner and have enjoyed this party!

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    1. Good luck jojo! You;ve made my week special with your sweet comments. Blessings,
      Kathy

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    2. Hey Jojo! Thanks for coming by and for being a follower. I so appreciate you celebrating this week with us. Good luck!

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  14. Would love to win these books - thanks for the opportunity!

    I follow your blog & follow by Feedburner.

    bonnieroof60@yahoo.com

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    1. Good luck, Bonnie! Lots of fun prizes--hope you win one.

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    2. Hey Bonnie! Thanks for stopping by. Good luck on the giveaways.

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  16. HI, I had misspelled my email! =)
    thanks for a great week and For the chance to win!
    I follow by feedburner
    truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL! I do that all the time. :o/ I always say I'll proof read before I hit publish but I always forget. Thanks for coming by and good luck!!

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    2. Hey, Eliza--I must have missed your comment yesterday. Thanks so much for being a faithful commenter and for celebrating with me this week. (I wish my fingers would hit the right keys, but I must have at least 10 typos per comment! I feel your pain :D)

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  17. Sorry it took so long to get over here...it's still the 5th here in California. :o)
    I had two emergencies today, so I was away from my computer. These reviews are great! One looks vaguely familiar. LOL
    Once again, Congrats to Kathleen!!!! God bless.

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    1. Chaplain Debbie! So sorry you had issues--hope everything is okay now. And yes, that one special review still makes me smile! :D Thanks for making me feel so special this week.

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  18. LOL! Yes! And thank you for allowing me to use yours. I'm sorry about your emergencies. Ones bad enough, but two? And your right! That's why I draw the following morning so west coast people have the same amount of time. :o) Good luck!

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  19. Sara won Rekindled and Before the Season Ends. Congratulations!

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  20. Our grand prize winner is Mary missniceguy! Congratulations. You've been sent an email. :o)

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