What I learned from 12 Days of Giveaways

How did everyone like the ’12 Days of Giveaways’ contest? Personally, I had a fantastic time giving all sorts of fun stuff away and getting to surprise the winners with the good news that they’d won! 🙂 Although it took a bit more work than I’d originally anticipated, the thrill of having something to look forward to each day, truly made this a great way to end 2014!


I want to again say a big ‘Thank you’ to all those authors, business persons and small businesses that donated items to help make this contest a success. Your generosity made a dozen lucky winners very happy!


In fact, I had such a delightful time giving stuff away, I’ve decided to continue with giveaways throughout 2015! Woot! Stay tuned each month, to see what fantastic prize I’ll be giving away to even more lucky winners!


Until then, I’ll get back to writing and hopefully I’ll have something for you to read before the year is over! 😉

Blessings to you on the upcoming New Year! If you have any suggestions of things you’d like to see raffled off, be sure to leave a comment below. I’d love to give away the things you’d most like to win! 

Happy Reading, friends!


12 Days of Giveaways – Day 12

Phew! Can’t believe we’re on the last day of Caffeinated Fiction’s ’12 Days of Giveaways’! Congrats to all those that have won so far, especially the winner of yesterday’s double prize – Amy G. – for winning a set of Jamberries from consultant Brandy Lemond and my complete novella set, ‘Now I Sleep’! 😉

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I’m super excited to announce the final prize of this whirlwind of a journey is…

An autographed copy of ‘Branded’, by Missy Kalicicki and Abi Ketner – the first in a series of novels that has created quite a stir in the YA dystopian world! This amazing book has remained in the top 20 YA fantasy novels list on Amazon!

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Go ahead and do the happy dance – you know you want to! Woo Hoo!

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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 11

Final two days of our contest! And I’m beyond psyched to tell you that today’s giveaway contains DOUBLE prizes! Woo Hoo!! First, congrats to Stephanie Y. for winning yesterday’s amazing prize – a signed copy of ‘Drowned’ by Nichola Reilly! Enjoy!

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OK, back to the double prizes… 😉

Today, not only will you win a set of Jamberry nail wraps – generously provided by consultant Brandy Lemond – but you will win the entire set of my YA ebook novella series, ‘Now I Sleep’! Score! You’ll have something fun to read, and you’ll have some fancy looking nails to flash as you hold your tablet 😉

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(Here’s a pic of the Jams you’ll win – they’re called Turple Ombre. Totally, fun, right?)

Jamberry Nails are nail “shields” that adhere to your natural fingernails or acrylics and are a simpler, more cost effective way to keep your hands manicured. They can be applied in less than fifteen minutes at home and can last up to two weeks on nails and up to six weeks on toes. With this DIY at-home application set of nail wraps, you will get 2-4 manicures and pedicures that will not chip or smudge. Choose from over 300 patterns and colors, there’s no drying time, and there are no harsh chemicals. They make it easy to make your nails look amazing, for much cheaper than salon manicures!

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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 10

Only 3 days left to win prizes! Where has the time gone?? Congrats to yesterday’s winners of doTerra Essential Oils – Erica, Erin and Jen B. So happy for you! 😉

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Now on to Day 10 of Caffeinated Fiction’s ’12 Days of Giveaways’. I can’t stress just how excited I am to tell you about today’s awesome giveaway item! This was a book I read this past summer and I can honestly say, it was one of my favorites of 2014! 

A signed copy of YA novel, ‘Drowned’ by Nichola Reilly!!

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Oh my goodness I can’t tell you how much I love this book! If you are a fan of YA, dystopian, and all that jazz, this is the book for you. Enter. As many times as you can! And the best part? This is only the first book in the series – Yay. I happen to know that a prequel and sequel will be coming out in 2015, and Cyn Balog (writing as Nichola Reilly) is already working hard on the last book of the series. Fantastic news for us fans! 😉 This book is jumping to the top of my ‘Favorite Series’ of books, as soon as the next one is out! 

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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 9

Day 9 of the ’12 Days of Giveaways’ has arrived! Only a few more days for a chance to win a fun prize! Don’t miss out – enter each day! 😉 Congrats to yesterday’s winner – Jessica B. – for taking home a signed copy of ‘Flora and Ulysses’ by Kate DiCamillo.

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The big surprise for today’s giveaway? Well, there’s going to be more than one winner! That’s right! Today three different friends will be taking home a prize! Multiple winners = Score! 😉


Soooo… wanna know what fantastic prize three people will be taking off my hands? 

A 15 ml bottle of doTerra Essential Oil! Woot!


I’ve got a Peppermint, Cedarwood and Citrus Bliss blend to give away to the lucky winners of today’s contest. (One bottle for each winner.) Click on the pictures below to read about their benefits.

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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 8

Here we are with another fantastic giveaway!! I hope you haven’t forgotten to head on over to Rafflecopter each day, to be sure you’re entered to win one of these ridiculously fun prizes! Congrats to yesterday’s winner, Lisa K., for winning the Detox Herbal Tea from Arbonne and sweet holiday mug! 🙂

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And now, time for business… today’s giveaway is:

An autographed copy of ‘Flora and Ulysses’ by #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo, graciously donated by Aaron’s Books of Lititz, PA!

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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 7

Another day of giveaways! Yay!! Congrats to all those who have taken home super fun prizes so far – especially to Courtney D. for winning yesterday’s prize, a Germ Fighting Roll On from Josiah’s Oils! Stay tuned for even more amazing freebies! Woot!

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Who’s ready to hear what I’ve got to offer today?


Today’s giveaway comes from a local business person with Arbonne Skin Care – Stephanie Hoffman-Rainar – who has graciously donated an Arbonne Detox Decaffeinated Herbal Tea! We’re about to enter a New Year! Time to get healthy and start the year out right! I’m also including a good cheer mug from ‘Life is good’ company, with 10% of the proceeds going to kids in need – it’s black with the word ‘Joy’ on the side and a snowflake to remember to keep warm during these upcoming cold months! 🙂

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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 6

Still going strong with all this free stuff I have to give away! Have you shared this fantastic opportunity with your family and friends? And have you remembered to enter each and every day? Don’t miss out on free stuff!!

Congrats to yesterday’s winner of Caffeinated Fiction‘s giveaway – Gabby Z.  – who won the fun, fantasy novel, ‘Nebalia’ by Abigail Henson! 

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Today’s giveaway is a break from the world of books, but just as fantabulous!

A Germ Fighting Roll On from local indie shop, Josiah’s Oils, of Lancaster, PA!

Great for defense against winter viruses, it’s perfect for rolling on the bottom of your feet daily, for the best protection and to boost your immune system! Packed with all natural Essential Oils, this small but mighty item is perfect to carry in your purse or to keep in the medicine cabinet!

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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 5

We’re on to Day 5 of our giveaway event! I still have lots of fantastic prizes to give away to some lucky winners! Don’t forget to share my posts on social media to earn more chances of winning! 😉 Congrats to yesterday’s winner of the unique, handmade journal – Shannon L.!

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Today’s giveaway will take us back to a middle grade adventure book… one that my own daughter salivated over after reading the plot!

A signed copy of ‘Nebalia’, a novel by breakout writer Abigail Henson. This is the first in a series of books she will create in the world of Nebalia!

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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 4

Happy Day 4 of the festivities! Yay! Have you entered yet? Here’s another chance to win something unique and fun. And free! Did I mention free? Yippee! Congratulations to Brandy L. for winning the YA novel ‘Will Grayson, Will Grayson’ by John Green & David Levithan in yesterday’s giveaway!

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Who wants to know what I’m giving away today? I know I do! 


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