Friday, December 14, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Day 5

Happy freakin' Friday, good people of the blogosphere! I have a number of announcements today so please bear with me!! First, the winners of yesterday's fun!
Congratulations to: Sandi, Lionel, bashashhazbaz, and Andrea! You've all won an ecopy of The Abigale Chronicles - Book 2! Guess what it's about? That's right, CATS! Your cat stories were hilarious and I loved reading about them. Thank you for the entertainment! I'll be in touch shortly to find out how to get you guys your prize!

Our prize for Friday, December 14 - Five people who comment will win $5 to spend over on Amazon

Before I get to today's task and how to enter, I have a super special surprise for you folks that voted in the reader's choice cover post from the other day. I'm headed over to random.org with your names and the top two selections will win an 11"x17" poster of the winning cover! Ohmygosh, right? So, here I go...
Congratulations to: Tia and Heather! You ladies won posters that will look like this:
Yup, that's the winning cover design! It'll be published sometime in February. I'll be in touch to find out how to get you your prizes! Now, on to today's fun task!
The task for today is: Go give my Amazon author page a like (if you haven't already) and come back and comment here telling me what you love most about reading. Tomorrow morning at 8am EST, I'll plug the names in and randomize FIVE winners. Those five people will get a $5 Amazon gift card. Good luck to everyone!

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!

Jo

18 comments:

  1. Yay! Thanks for another great giveaway, Jo! Just liked your page (surprised I forgot to earlier, oops). You know that I'm a huge reader and it's certainly for escapism. Life is stressful enough that I look forward to unwinding with a good book and a glass of wine at bed.

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    1. Thank you so much for the like :) Reading is such a personal activity, huh? Seems a lot of folks read for an escape :)

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  2. My favorite thing about reading is how many different adventures you can have and how many lifetimes you can live just while sitting in your living room :)

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    1. And how many times you can see the world through another's eyes :) Thanks for sharing, Beth. I agree 100%.

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  3. So excited for the poster. I will display it proudly! Liked your page (love the b&w photo, very "Katherine Hepburn".

    I read to learn more about my craft these days, but my love of reading started when I was very young. Back then, I wanted an escape, still do. I like experiencing different worlds, relationships, stories, etc.

    Off to spread the word about today's prize!

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    1. Thank you times ten! I'm with you on my journey to reading beginning at a VERY young age :) Sister from another mister, you are :)

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  4. i love your giveaways! what i love most about reading is the feel of a book in my hand as the story it tells transports me to some awesome and great adventure. i also love how i can be moved to great emotion simply from the written word!

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    1. How does that relate to e-books? Do you get the same feeling? I, for one, love the smell of paper and ink :)

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  5. I just liked you on amazon. What I love about reading is the escape. Even if you day is crazy, hectic, stressful, tiring, whatever, you can forget about all that when you dive into a great book.

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, Shannon! Welcome to the blog. Seems everyone loves to escape in a book if they're a reader. A book does, indeed, give you the chance to relieve stress. Awesome! Hope to see you back! :)

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  6. "Liked" your author page on Amazon :) What I like most about reading is escaping into another world. I mostly read YA fantasy these days, and of course, my imagination can soar while reading those books. But any genre can grab on to me and hold tight, pulling me into another world for a few hours (or more).

    Andrea
    andipandi10@msn.com

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! YA is an excellent genre. It's exciting to see what the youth of the world can accomplish when put to the task :)

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  7. I had already liked your Amazon author page. :)

    I love the way reading a good book pulls me into another world and I can lose myself for ages in action, adventure and magic. I have a wonderful life, but even so, it's fun to change things up and exist in another world for the length of a good book.

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    1. That's because you rock, Becks! Changing things up can sometimes show us what we have and what we COULD be missing, huh? Thanks for sharing, hon!

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  8. OK, now that I gave my belated review, which I should have done before, I will try to say what I like about reading. My problem is picking the thing I like MOST. I love to read. I love to disappear into other worlds when I need a break. I love to hunt through facts when my mind is hungry. I love to catch up on current events when I feel out of touch... Need I say more?

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    1. Nope. Nary a word more. :) THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE REVIEW!!!!!!! I'M BOUNCING IN MY SEAT (and using all caps for emphasis). I'm so glad you loved the book :)

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  9. Wow, Jo, your cover for The Bird blows me away. It's amazing! Truly spectacular. You just get better and better.

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    1. Thanks so much! I sure do love it. Strong type and digital paintings make for beautiful presentation :) Good to see you!

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