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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


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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!
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.
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.
Apr. 2nd, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for posting about it, Leisa!
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
Apr. 2nd, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
No, I haven't done the Tweet thing yet, but thank you!!! Happy Easter to you!
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.
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. :-)
Apr. 1st, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
ooh! enter me! And I just posted about your contest/book on my FB page!

Apr. 2nd, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for the shout-out on FB!!!
Apr. 2nd, 2010 03:52 am (UTC)
never been to louisiana, but I have lived in SC and I hear its similar. nothing like the slow and simple lifestyle
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!
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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?
Apr. 6th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
Absolutely it counts! LOL!
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... :)
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!
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Apr. 6th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
When you finish being a world traveler and can come *home* - do it! :-)
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.
Apr. 6th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks SO much, Amanda!
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Apr. 6th, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
Where do you live, Steph? Fingers crossed for someday . . .
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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)
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.

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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)

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

I agree with your theory on the bugs.
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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)
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!
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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
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!
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