Monday, September 10, 2012

Bigger-Than-A-Shopping-Mall-GIVEAWAY! Over 40 Writerly Books & Services!

Some of you are already aware of the majorly exciting news this summer gifted me with! As I explained HERE, I signed with Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary. And yes, I'm still hearing pompom cheers when I close my eyes. But I told you there was more to the story.

To be fair, I can't go into specifics yet--names, titles, and such. What I can share with you that in June, I decided to take my publishing journey into my own hands and began submitting my YA paranormal fantasy MARKED BEAUTY to smaller publishers.

And VOILA! I got a hit. And then another. And then another. And then... For now, let's just leave it at I received multiple offers to publish the manuscript with a few already asking for a sequel. Yup. I was totally freaking!!

So today, I'm inviting you to celebrate with me!! Our generous writing community has offered up over 40 prizes for you to win from signed books to critiques, to personal chats.

Here's the list of participants: Lenny LeeColene MurphyLM PrestonDarby KarchutJoanne BrothwellPatti LarsenChristine FonsecaCatherine StineJessica BellKelly HashwayLeigh MooreChristine Danek, Alex CavanaughKatie MillsMatthew MacNishBeverly McClureMarcy Hatch, Jennifer MillionNicole ZoltackChristina LeeKris YankeeJL SpelbringSharon MayhewCandice Granger, Dianne SalerniLisa & Laura Roecker, Elana JohnsonAngela Ackerman & Becca PuglisiSusan Kaye QuinnLydia KangJulie MusilNatalie AgurrieTalli RolandMedeia SharifKelly PolarkAngela BrownSarah FineStina Lindenblatt, Lynda YoungSusan FieldsPK HrezoShannon O'DonnellShelli Johannes-WellsTheresa Brown Milstein.

Can you give me an AMAZING? 

Even for this Chatty Cathy writer, there are no words to express my gratitude for the outpouring of donations from our writing community. You all totally RAWK!! and were the reason I shed some tears...very happy and humble tears. thank you. Thank You. THANK YOU.

The giveaway consists of:
  • two separate Rafflecopters with multiple giveaways 
  • and one grand prize Rafflecopter giveaway - to enter for the grand prize, you must enter either giveaway #1, #2, or both. 
There's only one mandatory entry. Everything else is up to you!! I know Rafflecopters can be a pain, but it was the only way to organize such a huge giveaway. The giveaway is open until September 27th. WINNERS will be announced on September 28th. (Entrants may win more than one prize!)

Thank you so much for entering and celebrating with me!!

  GIVEAWAY #1 a Rafflecopter giveaway GIVEAWAY #2 a Rafflecopter giveaway GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY a Rafflecopter giveaway

154 comments:

  1. Congrats! There are some terrific small presses out there! What fantastic giveaways!

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  2. So very excited for you Sheri. I can't wait till you announce a book deal. I entered contest #1-would love a critique from Susan or Stina or a talk with Shelli. And I entered #3 too. So glad to celebrate with you.

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  3. Congratulations again! You are all over the Internet this morning.

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  4. It's wonderful to have you all a part of this! (Alex - I know, and it feels really strange like I should be wearing a hoodie and dark sunglasses.)

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  5. Congratulations, Sheri! I can't wait to see where the next step in your journey goes.

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  6. so.much.awesome. over here! WOOOOOOOOOOOOT. Glad to be part of it Sheri, and most of all: CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. huge congrats Sheri! What a great giveaway!

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  8. Congrats, Sheri! So excited for you!!!

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  9. AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So freakin' happy for you! YAY!

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  10. Congratulations again, Sheri! I'm so happy for you. And way to go on the multiple offers! Are you pinching yourself? I know I would be. =o)

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    1. Yes, but I still have a ton of work ahead of me. Always room for improvement, right? :D

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  11. Wow, how that's a give away! I'm super excited for you Sheri. If anyone deserves this, you do. Way to go.

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  12. Congratulations! How exciting!
    I entered both. :) I'd love to win a critique from any of those awesome people!

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  13. Congrats again, Sheri! You are so full of awesome! I'm SQUEEEEEING from the rooftops, not only about the agent and the book deals, but because you MADE IT HAPPEN. Not that I'm surprised. You are all about enthusiasm and courage. :)

    Big hugs! And great contest!

    Martina

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  14. That is so wonderful, Sheri - many, many congrats!

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  15. Wow, this is a massive giveaway. I've got you listed on the contest page of my blog so I can help spread the word. Congrats!

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  16. You're totally welcome! Yay for the awesome giveaway!

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  17. Congrats!!! How exciting! And you're right, this really is bigger than a shopping mall giveaway. Thank you for the incredible opportunities!

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  18. Hooray and congrats, Sheri! This really is the epic giveaway of awesomeness!

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  19. I'm so stoked for you!!! Way to go, girl!

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  20. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wow, so much good news. What an awesome way to start the week. :) Good for you!

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  21. Congratulations! Multiple offers is something we all dream about.

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  22. Holy Cow! Congratulations!!! Super inspiring story. And yay for all the love! You're so there for others, this is just what you reap, girl. :D

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  23. MEGA-HUGE and HEARTFELT congratulations, Sheri!!!! :)

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  24. Congrats Sheri!!! I'm so excited for you. What wonderful news!!!

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  25. Congrats on all your success! Looks like you made the right move.

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  26. @Stina - Thank you.

    @Christine - <3

    @Candace - Back at you!

    @Shannon - Aw, you are so awesome.

    @Carolyn - Thank you so much!

    @Matt - thumbs up.

    @Janet - that is so nice of you to say. #sniffles

    @Tabitha, Elle, Linda, Nicole - TY!

    @Lydia - I know. It's amazing!

    @Kimberly - You are very welcome! I was hoping to spread my news by helping other writers. That's what it's all about. I wouldn't be here without the encouragement from my writer friends.

    Susan, Sarah, Roza - Thank you for being a part of it all!

    Martina - There is always one who brings a tear to my eye. ((hugs)) Thank you.

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  27. So incredibly stoked for you, Sheri! What great news. Congrats!

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  28. Awesome!!! Congrats!! I'm so happy for you. =)

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  29. Happy to help celebrate your news--you do so much for writers and deserve truckloads of success. :)

    Angela

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    1. You are too generous with your words, Angela, but thank you. I am so humbled by everyone's excitement. I'm so glad we were able to do this giveaway and spread the cheer to others too!!

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  30. Congrats, and thank you for the amazing giveaway!

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  31. Congrats, Sheri! This is all fantastic news! Good luck!

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  32. Congrats! Sounds like you're on your way! Good luck!

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  33. I've just entered the ebook & giftcard giveaway =) I'd love to win a GC from Book Depository or just any of the books listed =) x

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  34. So much joy and happiness to celebrate. This is a grand way of doing it :-)

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  35. Congratulations, Sheri! I'm so excited about these prizes. I'd especially love to win a book by certain authors I've been salivating to read. Thanks for the epic giveaway!

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  36. Great giveaway! Congratulations!

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  37. I missed that exciting news about you signing! Very, very big congratulations!!

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  38. Okay, seriously??? I take a break to have a baby and LOOK WHAT I MISS!!!!! Congratulations!!! I'm so unbelievably excited for you!!!

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    1. Haha! I think having a baby is just due for a break. Major congrats to you!! I took July and August off, too, so I didn't know you had a new little one. YAY!

      Thanks so much. I really appreciate all the excitement. I put together this giveaway in hopes to spread a little cheer. I was (and still am) amazed at the generosity of those who donated items and/or services. Talk about feeling blessed.

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  39. First of all, congratualations! I received your exciting news through Angela Brown's blog..she's so awesome! I write YA Fantasy and Middle Grade.

    Anyway, I'd love to win some chapter critiques!

    A BIG Congrats again!! Love to hear about others succeeding, chasing the dream!!

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  40. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you. This is an incredible giveaway. You rock!

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  41. Incredible giveaway! Congratulations on your success! I entered the 1st giveaway.

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  42. Wow! I came here from the AMAZING Christine Fonseca's blog and just wow!! This is an amazing giveaway!! I only entered #2 due to not needing a critique but I would LOVE any of the book prizes. Especially the signed set of Possession & Surrender!!! That would be so amazing! Thank you so much for this!

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  43. Whoo hoo, congrats on your success, and thanks for hosting such an amazing and GENEROUS giveaway! I entered both giveaways and would LOVE any of the prizes, especially a critique. :)

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  44. Sheri! That is so freakin fantastic. When we met, you were working on Marked Beauty, and I remember how special that project was to you. I'm so glad to hear it's getting out there and with so much enthusiasm! That's so exciting! Here's wishing you all the best in the future! :o) <3

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    1. Aw, thanks so much!! How's your day been? I'm sure it's been crazz-EE!! with your release and all.

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  45. I'm so happy for you and excited to be a part of this!

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  46. I'd love to win either the gift cards or Sanctum. If I win a critique, that's great. I'm not picky!

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  47. Congratulations!! Jumped over here from Elana Johnson's blog. What an amazing giveaway... Times three!

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  48. I entered in both and would love to win the signed hardbacks of Possession & Surrender.

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  49. wow, fabulous contest! And congrats again; you deserve it :)

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  50. A huge congrats, Sheri!
    And wow to all the generosity within the community!

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    1. I know, right? Everyone has been absolutely amazing!

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  51. A big, huge CONGRATULATIONS!! That's such exciting news. I'm so happy for you. :) And thank you x 20 for this awesome giveaway.

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  52. So excited for you Sheri! OMGoodness they were asking for sequels! Enjoy the ride!

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  53. What an amazing set of giveaways! I'd love to get one of the critiques.

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  54. Wooww!! Congrats! :D
    And thanks for this awesome giveaway! :D
    By the way, is it international?

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    1. Giveaway #1 & the Grand Prize are international.

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  55. I did enter both giveaways and I think all the critiques being offered are amazing! That's what I would love to win. :)

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  56. Congrats on the signing! That's awesome...

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  57. Just wanted to congratulate you again, Sheri! So happy for you!

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  58. Whoop! Congratulations! Some awesome books up for grabs that I'd like to get my hands on!

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  60. I entered giveaway #2. I would love to win any of those prizes. I am a new follower. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
    Sue B

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  61. Wow, what awesome news!! Congratulations Sheri! I hope many more great things are in store for you! :)

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  62. Ditto, ditto, ditto. I can't wait to hear all about your news! And what a fantastic contest! Congrats, Sheri!

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  63. WHOO HOO!! Happy dancing with you!!!!!!!

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  64. Sheri,

    I am SOOOO THRILLED FOR YOU! ALL THE BEST! And thanks for such an AMAZING giveaway celebration!!!!!! I'll do what I can to promote this!

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    1. Aw, Michael...that would be awesome! Thank you for offering to promote the giveaway. So many have been so generous, offering up all these goodies. Can't wait to announce all the winners!

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  65. You are all over blogland, girl! And that is AWESOME!!!!

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    1. Wow! It's kind of strange. I'm so thankful others are taking the giveaway in a good light. Just wanted to share the cheer!! I know the writing business can be daunting at times. And heck, I still have a ton of work ahead of me. lol

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  66. Saw your contest on one of my CP's blogs. Congratulations on all your success! I would love to win a critique of any kind, but particularly of my actual work (vs. my query). Thank you treating your fellow writers right!

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad you look at this giveaway with that attitude. It's exactly what I was going for. I wanted to share my cheer with other writers. I know how hard it can be at times! Best of luck in the giveaway!!

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  67. Fantastic news - congratulations!!! And what a fabulous giveaway - I've entered all of them and would be thrilled to win anything on the lists. :-)

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    1. That's awesome!! Best of luck in the giveaway, and thank you for being a part of my celebration!

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  68. Congratulations! I bet you are over the moon right now. :) This is a mighty awesome contest too.

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  69. Congrats!! I'm sure you are super happy right now. I'm definitely entering both giveaways. I'd love to win any of the prizes on there!

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  70. Congratulations Sheri. Very encouraging news. I've entered giveaway #1 and would love any of the prizes in that category.

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    1. That's awesome! Thank you for stopping by. I really appreciate it. Best of luck in the giveaways!

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  71. This is such a great giveaway! I entered both. I would most appreciate the author tools - particularly query critiques - but the reader prize pack looks good as well!

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  72. Congratulations, Sheri!
    I entered giveaway #2 and I'd like to win any of the prizes. Thanks a lot!

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  73. Congrats!! And thank you for the super awesome giveaway!

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  74. I came over from Carolyn's blog. Congratulations and what a massive give way. Good way to celebrate.

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    1. So nice to have you here, Patti! And thank you so much. Best of luck in the giveaway!!

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  75. Congratulations! I've entered both contests. Some of the ebooks look great plus I have some writing I need some in depth critique on so the prizes for #1 are fabulous :)

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  76. Congrats!!! I entered Giveaway #2 and would be awesome to win one of the giftcards!

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  77. Congrats and thanks for hosting the contest - so fun!

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  78. I saw this on my friend Susan Quinn's blog, but I'm guessing you have to leave a comment HERE for it to count. Can I just say this is AMAZING?! I want EVERYTHING!!! I entered contests #2 and #3.

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    1. YAY! A visitor from Susan's blog. Isn't she just awesome?! Yes.

      Thank you so much for stopping by, and I'm so glad you like the giveaway. But I couldn't have pulled it off without the help of all those other writers. They are just fantastic! Best of luck in the giveaways!!

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  79. Congrats, how exciting.

    These are great giveaways Thank you so much

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  80. Yes, I entered the giveaways. From the first any of them would be wonderful to get. From the second, the onyx pendant or, signed hard backs or, signed bookmarks (I collect them) or, swag for Touch of death or, signed copy of Sanctum. Actually to win anything would be wonderful. for they are all amazing. Thank you for this chance.

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  81. Wow thanks so much for this this is awesome!

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    1. PS I entered the first giveaway as any of the crits would be ace.

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  82. I have my eye on this prize Gorgeous Onyx Pendant (related to her upcoming release CONTROL) ~ Lydia Kang
    Although any of the other jewelry or gift cards would be great too. I'd be happy to get anything (accept the chapter critiques as I don't write, only blog :) )

    Congrats!

    -K8
    http://froze8.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting and entering!! And I know, right? That pendant is awesome! If you visit her site, I believe she has a picture of it.

      Best of luck in the giveaway.

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  83. Congrats!! What a great giveaway!
    I entered the first draw!

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  84. HOLY MOLY, WHAT A GIVEAWAY!!!!

    Congrats!

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    1. I know, huh? Everyone was so generous!! We have a rocking writing community!!

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  85. HUGE congrats, Sheri! It couldn't have happened to a nicer person. And thanks to all those involved in the celebration prizes--what a list! <3

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    1. Jackee - that is so nice of you to say! #sniffle Thank you so much!! And our writing community is totally awesome! They have been so generous. I'm humbled. Thank you for entering. Best of luck!!!

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  86. How exciting! Congratulations! I've entered contests one and three and would LOVE a critique of my first three chapters. Congrats again!

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  87. I love your name for this giveaway! And wow, this truly is the biggest giveaway I've ever seen! You are so generous and you have generous friends! I can't wait to help you promote your book when it comes out, you've been such an encouragement over the last year!

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    1. Oh, I love your enthusiasm! Thank you so much. It's been a ride so far, but I still have a ton of work ahead of me. I start all that on Monday.

      Best of luck in the giveaway!

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  88. These are awesome giveaways! I entered giveaways both 1 and 3. Thank you so much all of this! And Congratulations on everything!

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    1. So glad you found Writers Alley, Hannah! Thanks for entering and best of luck!

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  89. Wow, congrats! :) This is so generous of you and of your friends to host this giveaway! :D I entered the second one and would love the signed hardbacks of Possession and surrender! The GCs to Amazon and TBD would be great too! :)

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    1. Aw...thank you! Yes, our writing community is absolutely amazing!! They have been so generous to me. Hearts to them all.

      So glad you've stopped by. Best of luck in the giveaway!

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  90. Big congrats and good luck with Marked Beauty! Also thank you so much for the giveaway. I am very hopeful for a three chapter or any critique :)

    www.anythingimagined.blogspot.com

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  91. Thanks for this awesome giveaway! The writing community is so generous. I'd love to win one of the critiques.

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  92. Hello again. Just wanted to let you know I spread the word on mu blig about you and the giveaway :)

    Best of luck!!!!

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  93. Congrats and thanks for the amazing giveaways! I only entered.the 2nd giveaway.

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  95. I would love to win the Amazon giftcard since my list of to-buy ebooks keeps growing. I entered both giveaways and there are just too many awesome prizes to choose from.

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    1. As a writer the first 3 chapter critique and Emotion Thesaurus would be awesome! Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  96. I entered the 2nd raffle because I don't really have anything that needs to be critiqued at the moment. ^_^

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  97. Congratulations!! how exciting:) I can't wait to read Marked Beauty!!!I entered both giveaways, but I would really love the critique. Thank you and best of luck!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much for your enthusiasm about Marked Beauty! Thank you for visiting and entering. Best of luck!!

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  98. This is an awesome giveaway. I've had my eye on that emotional thesaurus--such a great prize! One of the critiques would be great as well!

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    1. Yeah, the ET is awesome! Angela and Becca did a wonderful job.

      Best of luck in the giveaway!!

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  100. This giveaway is amazing, so many wonderful prizes! I only entered Giveaway #2, and all of those prizes sound awesome!

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  101. Congrats!I love shopping :) Will give you a little shout out today on Eye Spy.

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  102. It's been great fun. I entered both contests. Just couldn't resist. :)

    Again, congratulations on your agent, Sheri.

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  103. This is an awesome giveaway!

    New follower :)

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    1. It's wonderful to have you at the Alleyway, Samantha! Thanks for entering and best of luck!!

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  104. Congrats! I entered both of the giveaways and I'm excited about everything!

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  105. Wow! These giveaways are amazing!!! I signed up for #2--I'd love the gift card, and especially 'The Truth About Faking'--that looks awesome, but I can't find it at the library..... :( Thanks for doing the giveaway!!

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  106. CONGRADS WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could have helped on this. But with my blog being hacked in two, it takes me forever to sign in. After some posts this month that I am scheduling while I'm signed in I'm deleting and switching to WordPress. *sigh* I can't even visit blogs, because I have to be signed into comment. I am thrilled for you, Sheri. YOU ROCK!

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