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My First Blog Review and an ARC CONTEST!

Abby, The Librarian reviewed The Healing Spell here! Gorgeous and thoughtful and just simply lovely.

Thank you so much, Abby! It's really exciting to get a review by someone I've already been *following* for a year!

In other news, my book trailer is pretty much finished and I'm sharing it with my agent and editor and publicist right now. Fingers crossed they will approve it for nationwide release in May! Maybe earlier!

Nationwide = Email, Facebook, Blogger, Live Journal, Goodreads, Amazon, and CONTESTS!!!

Speaking of CONTESTS!!! In honor of submitting my new manuscript to my editor AND my first fantastic blogger review I need to have a contest!!!

I haven't given away anything in ages!!! And I have ARCs of THE HEALING SPELL burning on my shelves!

Please enter here! Or on my Blogspot Journal if you'd like!

Get An Extra Point EACH for Tweeting, Facebooking, Friending, Following, or mentioning/linking the contest on your own blog! Contest will be open from now until midnight (Pacific Time) on April 8th!

***Just for fun, please tell me something you love about Louisiana, or wish you could see/do there if you haven't visited before.


I'll love you forever if you can spread the word! Seriously. I was born on Valentine's Day. See? :-) xoxo, Kimberley



Comments

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robinellen
Apr. 1st, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love contests with amazing books as the prize :) I've never been to LA, but my aunt lived there for a few years (right in New Orleans), and she's talked about some of her experiences there...a very different world from CO, that's for sure!
kimberleylittle
Apr. 2nd, 2010 02:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah. Going to the swamps/bayous of Louisiana is like a whole other world, that's for sure! I love it.
fandoria
Apr. 1st, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I want one! I've never been to Louisiana but it'd probably be fun to visit New Orleans some day.

Also, I posted about your contest here: http://fandoria.livejournal.com/131153.html My public posts also get automatically ported to my FB account but that's kept private so I don't know if that'll count.
kimberleylittle
Apr. 2nd, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for posting about it, Leisa!
jeniwrites
Apr. 1st, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
I'm in -- and I'm tweeting, at twitter.com/jeniw! (Do you tweet? I'll follow you.) I've never been to Louisiana, but I get to go there next year for work. I am already looking forward to it. :) Happy early Easter! Jeni
kimberleylittle
Apr. 2nd, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
No, I haven't done the Tweet thing yet, but thank you!!! Happy Easter to you!
shoebrera
Apr. 1st, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
I'd love to get that book! Oooh, I don't win contests, but it sounds like a book I'd really enjoy.

I don't do much on those other sites, but I'll be happy to post it on Facebook.

Louisiana is so beautiful and so varied. The "accent" is soothing and delightful. I'd never had "swait tay" (sweet tea) until I ordered iced tea in a restaurant. Imagine my shock to discover it was not only presweetened but as thick as could be because of the sugar! It was a great visit. I've not been to New Orleans, but would love to go -- preferably for Mardi Gras. Oh, yea.
kimberleylittle
Apr. 2nd, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)
Nice to meet you and thanks for entering! New Orleans is a whole other world! Hope you get to go sometime. :-)
d_michiko_f
Apr. 1st, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
ooh! enter me! And I just posted about your contest/book on my FB page!

Congrats!
kimberleylittle
Apr. 2nd, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for the shout-out on FB!!!
(Anonymous)
Apr. 2nd, 2010 03:52 am (UTC)
book
never been to louisiana, but I have lived in SC and I hear its similar. nothing like the slow and simple lifestyle
kimberleylittle
Apr. 2nd, 2010 02:15 pm (UTC)
Re: book
South Carolina is gorgeous. Hey, tell me your name so I can put you in the contest *hat*. You're anonymous on here and I'll need to be able to let you know if you win, K? Thanks!
(Anonymous)
Apr. 4th, 2010 07:34 am (UTC)
Re: book
its me Darla, couldn't figure out those other options to post
edawn
Apr. 5th, 2010 09:50 am (UTC)
I'd love to have one!

I had a crush on a guy from Lousiana when I was in college. Does that count?
kimberleylittle
Apr. 6th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
Absolutely it counts! LOL!
lisa_schroeder
Apr. 5th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
What a lovely review, congratulations!!

I've been to New Orleans a long time ago, and I just loved those big old houses that you see when you go on the special tour. And of course, Bourbon Street. I know those are very touristy things to say, but since that's what I was... :)
kimberleylittle
Apr. 6th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Lisa! I ADORE old houses and the plantation homes. Sometime if you get a chance to go back, take the winding River Road from New Orleans up to Baton Rouge. Plantations every few miles to tour. It's great!
sarah_create
Apr. 5th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
I've never been to Louisiana.
I'd love to see New Orleans and visit the swamps/bayous.
kimberleylittle
Apr. 6th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
When you finish being a world traveler and can come *home* - do it! :-)
out_totheblack
Apr. 5th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
LOL, you guys are awesome. Count me in Kimberley. I'll repost on my LJ, blogger, and FB.

Amanda ~ Deep in the heart of Louisiana and lovin' all the good thoughts about my state.
kimberleylittle
Apr. 6th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks SO much, Amanda!
out_totheblack
Apr. 6th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
No prob, bob. Maybe one day, I'll have a novel to ask folks to spread the word about :)

Paying it forward.
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kimberleylittle
Apr. 6th, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
Where do you live, Steph? Fingers crossed for someday . . .
kimberleylittle
Apr. 6th, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
Well, if I'd checked you out sooner . . . you live in Australia! Wow! That's so cool! Our dream is to go there someday . . .
sharigreen
Apr. 5th, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
I don't know a thing about Louisiana, so you'll have to tell me -- if I ever make it for a visit, what's one thing I absolutely HAVE to do/see?

Thanks for the contest. I tweeted about it, too. (twitter.com/sharigreen)
out_totheblack
Apr. 6th, 2010 05:49 am (UTC)
That will depend on where you go. If at all possible, I'd find a really nice swamp tour, one where they stop and feed the alligators from the boat. There are several. My favorite is Alligator Bayou, it's also closest to my house. http://www.alligatorbayou.com/

After that, I guess Borbon Street/French Quarter. It's about the only reason I go to New Orleans.

out_totheblack
Apr. 6th, 2010 05:55 am (UTC)
Oh, wow. I guess it's been a while since I've gone down.
"As of May 17, 2009, boat tours were suspended due to the draining of Alligator Bayou."

That totally sucks.
kimberleylittle
Apr. 6th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
Absolutely - my fav things are the swamp tours. I've been on several.
kimberleylittle
Apr. 6th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
And I'm SO sad about the draining of Alligator Bayou!
kimberleylittle
Apr. 6th, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the tweets, Shari! I'm not even *on* Twitter yet. Don't know where to squeeze it into my 18 hour days. . . :-)

Glad you got some feedback from some experts here on a potential LA trip! I'd also add, if you have a car, to take the River Road from New Orleans up toward Baton Rouge along the Mississippi. Tons of old plantation homes to stop and tour along the way and gorgeous scenery.
cleanwriter
Apr. 6th, 2010 05:41 am (UTC)
Tweeted and Facebooked because I WANT this!!! :)

I've never been to Louisiana and I'm a bit afraid of the bugs because I have a theory that the more humid the place the bigger the biting bugs are. BUT I'd love, love, love to try some authentic food (in an air conditioned, bug-free restaurant)

Kai
out_totheblack
Apr. 6th, 2010 05:50 am (UTC)
Hey, we have those! :)

I agree with your theory on the bugs.
kimberleylittle
Apr. 6th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
THANKS for the publicity, Kai! Fingers crossed for you!

I've never seen too many bugs while I've been there - and I've stayed right on the bayou. You can *hear* the bugs, but didn't see that many. ;-)

New Orleans has great food, too! Don't forget the beignets!
out_totheblack
Apr. 6th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
You must hae been asleep when the palmetto bugs decided to walk across the floor (giant cockroaches).
authorwithin
Apr. 7th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Congrats on getting your MS sent to your agent and for the amazing review.

I'd want to visit as many plantations as I could if I visited LA. I love the old architecture! And of course, museums are always fun.

I tweeted (http://twitter.com/justJoanS) and put a link on my Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?v=wall&id=1651497130)
kimberleylittle
Apr. 7th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Joan! And thanks for tweeting and FB-ing. Couldn't believe we'd never friended yet on FB! Yes, the plantations are FANTASTIC!
authorwithin
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
I know! What is up with the delayed FB friending? ;-) I keep forgetting to look for my friends on there . . . I mostly use FB to play games because I'm a horrible person. =p

I put a link to this contest on my blogs today.

http://authorwithin.livejournal.com/65646.html
http://authorwithin.blogspot.com/2010/04/ceramics-and-contests.html

Oh, and I tweeted it again today. http://twitter.com/justJoanS
Are you on twitter? I haven't found you there and I'd like to follow you (to make the stalking complete) so let me know. =D

Edited at 2010-04-08 08:18 pm (UTC)
saputnam
Apr. 7th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on a terrific interview!!

Count me in!! I've posted about your contest on

Twitter - http://twitter.com/saputnam

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=wall&id=1651497130#!/saputnam?ref=nf

MySpace - http://home.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user

Live Journal - http://saputnam.livejournal.com/profile
kimberleylittle
Apr. 8th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
What a doll you are, Sharon! My goodness, I think you take the cake with the most points! Thank you SO much!
angie_frazier
Apr. 8th, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
Oh wow, I made it in just under the wire!! I can't believe I missed this contest!

I lived in LA for a few years as a child, actually, in Ruston. Our home was built on top of an old Indian burial ground, there were ghosts in the house, I had nightmares galore, and a tornado ripped through one day knocking a tree onto our car and damaging my poor Winnie the Pooh in the back seat (I still have the Pooh bear, stitches and all). We hid in the closet because of course, no basements in the south. I still have recurring tornado nightmares, too.

So, yeah, basically, LA traumatized me. :-))) But I'm still going to read and love your book!
kimberleylittle
Apr. 8th, 2010 03:25 am (UTC)
Wowza, those are crazy stories, Angie! I can imagine you still have nightmares! We used to live in Oklahoma and there are no basements there, either. We had to sit in a closet with the radio during the sirens,too. How cool that you still have your Pooh bear, too.

Well, Ruston is way north of my story's location so hopefully that will help get you through it, ha, ha. :-)

And the contest ends on Thursday night so you're good!
newport2newport
Apr. 8th, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
One of my favorite childhood memories was in LA, when we pulled a prank on my father by throwing a huge batch of frogs through the back window of a church while he was preaching. Hee, all that jumping and bellowing, and not all of it coming from the frogs. It was well worth his wrath afterward... :)
kimberleylittle
Apr. 12th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
That is such a funny story!!! LOL!
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