Saturday, May 21, 2011

Enter To Win A Kindle and Other Prizes--It's a Birthday Party! Day 1


And you could win a Kindle or $125.00 Gift Certificate from Amazon!


May the 30th is my birthday, and some wonderful authors and I have joined together for a week long birthday party, and you get the gifts. On 6/01 I will be drawing one name from all the entrants and that entrant will win the above Kindle.

So what do you need to do?

1) Leave a comment below with your name and some type of special identifying number that you will recognize. For example - Linda S. Prather 897124

The odds are there are several people with the same last name somewhere, and to avoid any confusion the identifying numbers will let you know you're the winner.

2) You can only enter once a day. However--you can enter Every Day!

3) Each day a number of winners will be chosen to receive the prizes listed in each blog post. All prizes are in ebook format unless otherwise specified. Winners will be listed the following day with information on how to claim your prize.

4) Winning a prize on the daily blogs does not disqualify you for entry in the Kindle contest. The names of all entrants will be placed in the final drawing for the Kindle. If you enter every day then you will have 8 entries in the Kindle drawing.

5) Have fun and tell your friends and family to stop by. Please take a moment to visit the participating authors and say hi. If you win a prize please contact the author and let them know, and if you're so inclined please write a review after reading their book.

6) Don't forget to check out the freebies at the bottom of the page. I'll be adding to these daily.

Today we will have 10 lucky winners of the following books.

Prize #1

Winner can take their choice of an Amazon Kindle Copy or Smashwords Copy.

Reviewers say: What a great story! I bought/read it over the weekend, (wept) and thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Maarten's writing.

Visit Valerie and Learn More!

Prize #2

Winner will receive a Smashwords Coupon for Free Download

Reviewers say: Sarah Barnard's novel does something very makes you believe that a different realm could actually exist. The characters are so well written, one is easily convinced that these characters really lived through this experience...

Visit Sarah and Learn More!

Prize #3

Author will gift depending on winners choice.

Reviewers say: Riveting and suspenseful, In Memory of Greed is an action-packed thrill ride that keeps you turning the pages in anticipation. Colorful characters and stunning locations keep the imagination running wild.

Visit Al and Learn More!

Prize #4

Winner will receive an Amazon Kindle or PC copy

Reviewers say: This is a book that catches you by surprise again, and again. At it's base, it's a plot about murder and some pretty vicious characters used to getting their way. But there are subtle romantic threads woven in and out of the story.

Visit Barbara and Learn More!

Prize #5

Winner will receive a Smashwords Code for Free Book

Reviewers say: Henrietta the dragon slayer is a charming book set in a fantasy world. Henrietta has slayed many dragons in her short life and has resigned not to take any more jobs, but when a pushy knight named Franc implores her to follow him to his lands and slay Mimoto the dragon she hesitates, until she learns her mentor, Master Chen is sick and only the Dragonitas from Mimoto can save him does she embark on her quest.

Visit Beth and Learn More!

Prize #6

Winner will receive an Amazon Kindle or PC copy

Reviewers say: I initially decided to read "What Luck" on the recommendation of a friend, as vampires are not my subject matter of choice. I'm glad I listened---Alex Knight's writing style is delightful and truly imaginative. Her ability to intricately weave characters into a tale is top notch, allowing the reader to believe the unbelievable. I really enjoyed the suspenseful twists and masterful use of made this novel fun, with a writerly quality. Well done!

Visit Alex to Learn More!

Prize #7

Winner will receive a Smashwords Coupon

Grog the Orc is a coward, and has been banished from the Bloodwolf Clan for failing the passage to adulthood. So begins his prophesied quest to find the last human on Garagol, who it is rumoured knows witchery, and can give him back his courage.

Visit Tim and Learn More!

Prize #8

Winner will receive a Smashwords Coupon

Reviewers say: Loved this book plain and simply, the characters and plot drew me in and kept my attention throughout this book. I can't wait for the next installment!

Visit Valerie and Learn More!

Prize #9

Winner will receive either a Smashwords Coupon or Amazon Gift

Reviewers say: Mark Adair's 'The Father's Child' is a roller coaster, bungee jump, and treasure hunt all rolled into one! The story quickly develops a team of main characters, each of them uniquely talented with very intriguing personalities. You quickly get inside their heads; understand their motivations, desires, quirks and their synergistic dependencies...and BAM! There's an unexpected event that propels the college companions on a thrilling journey filled with suspense, mystery and high-tech adrenaline.

Visit Mark and Learn More!

Prize #10

Winner will receive a Smashwords Coupon

Reviewers say: "Doubleback," the latest from Libby Fischer Hellmann,is my first exposure to her work. Hellmann is the author of a series of suspense novels featuring video producer Ellie Foreman, and "Doubleback" is her second novel to feature Private Investigator Georgia Davis. Fans of the Ellie Foreman series will be pleased to learn that Ellie appears in "Doubleback" and helps PI Georgia Davis run down the bad guys. The relationship between these two very independent women is, in fact, so much fun to watch that I will be looking for Hellmann's earlier books.

Visit Libby and Learn More!

And I have some freebies for everyone. Check them out!

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C. J. will give a free copy to everyone that emails him at:

Tomorrow I'll list some more freebies along with more prizes!

Love a good mystery? Take a moment and download a sample of The Jacody Ives Mysteries. You'll love them!

Day One Comments will be closed as of midnight on 5/22/2010.


  1. Hi Linda. Nice site, just popped in to take a quick look. Phil van Wulven1

  2. Well, Phil, you're my first entrant. Almost feel like give you a prize just because. We'll see if you win tomorrow.

  3. Have an awesome day on your birthday (as well as any other day). Lori Mills64

  4. Giving back on your birthday. What a wonderful tradition! Thanks, Linda. Have a great week.

  5. The titles aren't showing up on my screen. It shows "Prize #x", a big blank where a title WOULD go, followed by "Winner will receive..." a review, a link, and the next prize number.

    Chris Thompson 49152

  6. Kathryn Mullavey Pevine 876
    Lisa Della Bernada Traska 123
    Dawn McDermitt 874
    Michelle Pahdocony Ferdig 900

  7. What a great thing to do. I have a Kindle, but I would like to win one for a friend who can't afford one. Great site. Carol Bang 1010

  8. I love prizes :-D thanks for tweeting here's my code LPRSTN1

  9. Karen Gilman 356
    Kim Voisinet 145
    Tabatha Macmillan 567

  10. Happy Birthday Week!!!!!

    Jenny L Smith 8675309

  11. Paula Jones 456
    Renee Redeen Lundeen 897

  12. Happy Birthday, Linda.


  13. Lisa Cornelius 4567

    Carmen Zarate 21157

  14. Happy Birthday Linda! You share a birthday with my youngest a daughter on 5/30....

    My name and code Carolekn199 1295

    How neat this is!

  15. What a great idea! Looking forward to checking out some of these books! Angela Sue Gross 21507517

  16. Siva Kiran 1926

    Sheri-Ann Toth 1357

    Stu Nager 277

    Rob Chapman 17851

  17. For those of you wondering why I'm adding names it became these people could not comment for one reason or another. Good luck to everyone.

  18. What a great contest! I saw a few books I'm going to have to check out, thank you!

    Erin Kelly 51342

  19. Day 2: Would love to have the Kindle to share, but I don't have most of the books, so that's good, too.


  20. Day 2: would love to win a Kindle for my daughter, but wouldn't mind a new book to read for myself either! ;)

    Cat Lail 21486

  21. I would love to win. Linda Leslie 9311271

  22. entering for today Linda Leslie 9311271. happy birthday