12 Months of Giveaways – December

It’s that time again! I’ll admit I slacked for a few months and didn’t follow through with the giveaways, so I might just throw in another giveaway or two before this month is over. Be sure to check back!

To get everyone in the holiday spirit, this giveaway is for a 5 ml bottle of doTerra ‘Holiday Joy’ essential oil and a hanging car diffuser! The rules are the same as always – the more you share, the more entries you will receive!! Good luck!

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The New and the Old

So apparently when you have a blog, you’re supposed to update it. Yes, yes, I get that I’ve slacked lately, and I can’t wait to tell you why! Here’s the skinny on all that’s going on both past and present!

My writing:

The biggest news is, I’m so close to finishing my newest novel, Orphan Princess – a middle grade medieval fantasy adventure! I’ve been writing this since July – which is kill.ing me!, since it normally only takes a couple months for me to kick out a rough draft. This is the first full length novel I’ve written in the ‘Pantsing‘ mode, so I’ve had a few detours happen – specifically with plotting. (It’s hard to plot when you’re pantsing!) The good news is, I think I’ve found my rhythm and I ended up doing my first major revision before the manuscript was even finished! I expect to be done with the rough draft in the next week – at which time my first revision will be done, too! Backwards, but it works somehow. I will do a separate blog post about this book at a later date. Stay tuned!

As for the other scripts I have noted as ‘In revision’, I plan to get those done in early 2016, so I can move on to other projects. Yay!

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12 Months of Giveaways – August

It’s Back-to-School time! For some of you, that has already happened – for others, it is just a matter of days away! I know, I know… no one wants summer to end. But back to school means back to a familiar routine, and the fun of brand new pencils, markers and notebooks! (Am I the only one who loves buying school supplies?)

I thought for the August giveaway, it could be a time to encourage a teacher, mom, dad, or any caregiver who takes time in their day to pour into the life of a child!! So, this month’s winner will recieve a keyring of 6 Scripture verses to encourage that special teacher or parent, and a doTerra essential oil to help lift your mood when things get tough!! Be sure to share this giveaway with others, so they can have the opportunity to start the new school year out right, too!

The first part of the giveaway comes from a store I stumbled upon quite by accident while browsing Etsy. It’s through a cute little shop called The Paper Spindle, and I just fell in love with her mini keyring scripture verses she has to encourage teachers, new moms, etc! The winner of this giveaway will receive the keyring pictured below. Yay!

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12 Months of Giveaways – July

Happy Birthday to me!   


This coming Saturday is my birthday! Yippee! What better way to celebrate than by giving stuff away, amiright?


So, for this month’s giveaway, I’ve decided to give away stuff related to all things me! That’s right! One lucky winner will win not one, not twobut five fun prizes! All things that I love or represent my life. Check out the fun items to be won and don’t forget to read how to enter multiple times to earn these great birthday treats!! Happy July 11, friends! Continue reading

12 Months of Giveaways – May

Happy Memorial Day weekend! 🙂 Time for another giveaway here at Caffeinated Fiction.

This month I decided to give away these awesome essential oils that are particularly helpful in combating allergies! (Can you tell what we’re dealing with in our household right now? 😉 )

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The winner will receive one bottle of each of the following essential oils from doTerra:

* Lavender: Lavender has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and therapeutic properties for thousands of years. *Widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities. *Soothes occasional skin irritations. *Helps skin recover quickly. *Eases muscle tension in the head and neck. 

* Lemon: This top-selling oil has multiple uses and benefits and is cold pressed from lemon rinds to preserve its delicate nature and potent properties. *Known as a powerful aromatic and internal cleanser. *Cleanses the air and uplifts mood. *Can be used throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner. 

* Peppermint: A top-selling favorite, Peppermint provides a myriad of health benefits. *Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing. *Alleviates stomach upset. *Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health. 

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12 Months of Giveaways – April

It’s that time again! I’ll bet you were nervous I was going to forget the giveaway this month, weren’t you? 😉 Well, fear not! I was simply waiting for a specific date to roll around… April 28th to be exact! Why, you ask? Well, that just so happens to be the date that the sequel to the fantastic breakout novel in The Sinners Series, “Branded” by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki, comes out. “Hunted” has long been anticipated by fans and as of today, the paperback pre-orders on Amazon have already sold out! The digital copy will still be available on Tuesday, so you can still get it that way. Woot!

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12 Months of Giveaways – February

Happy Valentine’s Week! I figured I’d time this month’s giveaway with the big *heart* day, for double the fun! Don’t expect the giveaway next month to be green or relating to leprechauns 😉


Having said that, this month’s giveaway does have to do with love! Crazy love, to be exact. For those of you familiar with evangelist and pastor Francis Chan, then you’ve probably heard of this book. Our Small Group at church actually worked through the video series (also presented by Chan), which was fantastic and highly recommended. Read below for more info on the awesome message Pastor Chan passes along in this book!

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January Giveaway from Caffeinated Fiction!

It’s that time. Finally! I hadn’t really meant to make you all wait quite this long, but I’m hoping the prize will convince you to forgive me 😉 Again, in trying to give away prizes that come from local shops, this month I decided to go with one of my family’s all time favorites: Wilbur Chocolate! Yum!


Who wants to win a Golden Ticket for some chocolate?? 

If you aren’t local to Lititz and have never tried Wilbur chocolate, then you must enter this contest! This factory has been in business since 1884 and even has a small museum you can peruse while picking out your goodies. The favorite part for my girl’s would be going straight to the back and watching the ladies make the chocolate by hand, through the glass windows!

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