"A Candle Loses Nothing By Lighting Another Candle" - Father James Keller

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Contest: May 30th - June 4th, 2011

First, let me start by giving a HUGE thanks to all of the authors, publishers and crafters who donated their patriotic/military themed books and handcrafted items. Thanks to your generosity, I have three bundles to giveaway!

Below you will see the descriptions of all of the items to be won grouped into three different bundles. All you have to do to enter is email me at howell.kiki@gmail.com; Subject Line: “Memorial Day Contest Entry” and in the Body of the Email list which bundle(s) you are interested in winning: Bundle #1, Bundle #2,  Bundle #3, or any combination of the three. Winners will be picked by Random .org on June 5th.

A Reminder: From release day, May 27th, until midnight July 4th, all royalties earned from the sales of A Strange Freedom: Blood & Fireworks, my short patriotic paranormal erotic romance, will be donated to http://www.dav.org in honor of my father who is a  Vietnam Veteran and all who have sacrificed serving.  AVAILABLE NOW from Excessica Publishing, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and All Romance eBooks, etc.


Bundle #1: eBooks

1)A Strange Freedom: Blood & Fireworks by Kiki Howell (Erotic, Paranormal Romance) - Novella
Blurb: Can a witch gain her freedom to live as she chooses between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July?  A man was not exactly what Meranda was looking for when she went to her grandfather’s grave for a ritual of remembrance on Memorial Day.  As Meranda’s grandfather lay dying on a bloody battlefield in WWII, Alexander had promised the man he would take care of his family if he got out of the war alive.  Even though he returned to the states a vampire, he has done his best to honor that promise from a distance.  When Meranda is hurt due to his negligence, Alexander valiantly fights his own desires for her blood to save her.  Only, once she is better, their lives clash.  But, using a little magic, she plans to win their war by the time the fireworks light up the sky on Independence Day.
Author Website: http://www.kikihowell.com

2) Falling Down by Selena Kitt (An Erotic, Interracial Romance) - Novel Length 
Blurb: Lindsey is a bad girl, and she’s determined to stay that way. She makes it known to every man she comes in contact with that she’s available for the taking—the rougher, the better. When she meets Lieutenant Zachary Davis on one of her many trips to the principal’s office, she finally finds a man who refuses to treat her like the trash she believes she really is. 
Author Website: http://selenakitt.com/

3) False Jihad by David Bullock (Military Thriller) – Novel Length
Captain Jake Matthews has already sacrificed almost any hope of a normal life in order to battle America’s enemies far from home. Now Jake, and his team of Green Berets, joins forces with an ex-Navy SEAL working for the CIA, to put an end to the most malevolent covert operation ever conceived. Jake must now face losing the only people that mean anything to him, his men, as they track an elusive foe leading a group of psychotic commandos determined to bring America to its knees.

4) Don’t Fence Me In by Marianne Arkins (Sweet, Historical Romance) – Short Story
It's June, 1953 and Lizzie Scott recently lost her brother, Seb, in the Korean War.  When his friend and unit buddy, Jeremy McMasters, brings her Seb's "goodbye" letter, little does she know her life is about to change forever.

5) Semper Fi by Barrie Abalard (Erotic Romance) -  Short Story
Jake Stone is searching for a woman who will be Semper Fi—always faithful. Connie Woods has a thing for Marines. But a hot threesome with her best friend Amanda and a confusing first date with Jake leaves all three shaken. Can each one find the love and happiness they seek? 
Author Website:  http://barrieabalard.com/

6)  Fugue by  Claire Dargin (Military Science Fiction)
Lt. Chad Meyer and his team of Navy Seals on a simple arctic training mission
in the Gates of the Arctic National Park find more than bargained for when a
normal day goes awry.  Attacked by an unknown and deadly force, the team
now outgunned and out manned must fight for survival. Chad, determined to safeguard the lives of his men, must use all of his courage, will and stamina to make sure that they survive against their non-human foe.
 AuthorWebsite: www.claredargin.host22.com 


Bundle #2: Print Books & Handmade Items


1) Book or EBook Reader Tote  - Handknit
Tote is 9 x 7 finished, so should hold standard trade paperbacks as well as most eBook readers.

2) Falling Down by Selena Kitt (An Erotic, Interracial Romance) - Novel Length 
Blurb: Lindsey is a bad girl, and she’s determined to stay that way. She makes it known to every man she comes in contact with that she’s available for the taking—the rougher, the better. When she meets Lieutenant Zachary Davis on one of her many trips to the principal’s office, she finally finds a man who refuses to treat her like the trash she believes she really is. 
Author Website: http://selenakitt.com/

3) False Jihad by David Bullock (Military Thriller) – Novel Length
Captain Jake Matthews has already sacrificed almost any hope of a normal life in order to battle America’s enemies far from home. Now Jake, and his team of Green Berets, joins forces with an ex-Navy SEAL working for the CIA, to put an end to the most malevolent covert operation ever conceived. Jake must now face losing the only people that mean anything to him, his men, as they track an elusive foe leading a group of psychotic commandos determined to bring America to its knees.

4) Set of Three Handmade, Embroidered, American Flag Cards.
Standard greeting card size: 5.5" by 4.25". Made out of card stock and embroidery thread. These cards also comes with blank, white envelopes.

5) A Valentine Collection Anthology by Victory Tales Press
Five stories to stir the heart and satisfy your romantic cravings. This collection offers:
The Lace Thief by Charlotte Raby -  As Aveline Halifax prepares for the Valentine’s party , she finds herself in the past, celebrating Valentine’s Day – Victorian Style.
A Heart for a Heart by Cheryl Pierson - Kiera takes Cory into her home, but when his uncle returns from military duty he wants to take over. Can  they work this out for?
Time Dancers by Christine E. Schulze - Princess Calina steps through a magic mirror to avoid marriage. But things are not always as they seem.
Growing in Love by Evie Alexis - Lissandra is a romantic girl, but all her Valentine’s dreams never work out. Nor do the years make her any wiser. Will she ever let go of her romantic ideals and let true love run its course?
November Rose by Rob Shelsky - Rosalie's world is torn apart by a WWII bombing raid in
London. Hospitalized, perhaps blind, she is terrified until a mysterious stranger appears—changing her world forever.
Author Website: www.cherylpierson.com 

6) Patriotic Natural Stone earrings Sterling silver hooks with silver accents 
Hand Crafted with Love by Alexx  at 
http://momcatscreations.blogspot.com



7) Swarovski Crystal and silver chain Red, White and Blue Book Mark. Hand Crafted with Love by Alexx at 
http://momcatscreations.blogspot.com 

Bundle #3: Print Books & Handmade Items

1) Destination: Berlin by S. Cardin (Sweet, Military, Romantic Suspense) - Novel
Blurb: Stuck in a routine job in Cold War Germany guarding nuclear weapons, U.S. Army Corporal Sharon Cates thinks she is going to Berlin to attend an orientation tour. Unknown to her, the briefcase she carries contains top-secret information that the Stasi and KGB are willing to kill for.

Russian Junior Sergeant Dimitri Nagory is an assistant to a high-ranking Soviet officer in his country’s embassy in England. Dimitri isn’t expecting a great adventure as he boards the duty train for a routine trip to headquarters in Berlin, and he certainly isn’t expecting to meet any Americans.

The Stasi derails the train in the middle of East Germany, expecting to take the information from Sharon’s dead body. But when the sudden explosion hurls Sharon and Dimitri from the train and into each other, he too becomes a target. With Sharon nursing badly bruised ribs and branded by her country as a traitorous thief for stealing top-secret documents, Dimitri goes against everything he’s ever been taught to ensure her safe return to the West.

2) Red, White and Blue Crystal / Silver Earrings - Handmade

3) ONE American Rocket Soapsicle - Handmade
Made with oodles of handmade love, glycerin soap with cocoa butter, coloring and fragrance.


4) A Christmas Collection Anthology by Victory Tales Press
Christmas with Hope by Anne Patrick
Hope Erickson, a Blackhawk pilot, and Nick Cunningham, an army ranger, renew their acquaintance on the battlefields of
Iraq. Will they risk their hearts to one another or does fate have other plans in store for them?
A Christmas Full of Memories by Markee Anderson
Piper Sage knows the man who enters her travel agency franchise is trouble from the moment he tells her he's the owner's son. He demands an old-fashioned Christmas, with a ready-made family…and Piper has to deliver.
Severed Hearts by Laurean Brooks
Julie Blanton's dream is realized when shy Johnny Michaels all but professes his undying love. When he enlists two days later without so much as a goodbye, her world crashes. Will these severed hearts survive?
An Unexpected Holidate by Evie Alexis
Audrey Christensen, legal secretary, is in no mood for Christmas cheer. Defense attorney, Tom Finster, generally hates the holidays. Will the duo move past all that and make a little Christmas magic of their own?
Homecoming by Cheryl Pierson
A holiday skirmish sends Union officer, Jack Durham, on an unlikely mission for a dying Confederate soldier—his enemy. Will the miracle of Christmas be able to heal his heart in the face of what awaits him?
Author Website: www.cherylpierson.com 

5) Red, White & Blue Burst Book Thong  - Handmade
Etsy Website: http://www.etsy.com/shop/KikiHowell

6) Austrian Chrystal and Cloisonne Book Mark.  Hand Crafted with Love by Alexx at http://momcatscreations.blogspot.com

Again, all you have to do to enter is email me at howell.kiki@gmail.com; Subject Line: “Memorial Day Contest Entry” and in the Body of the Email list which bundle(s) you are interested in winning: Bundle #1, Bundle #2,  Bundle #3, or any combination of the three. Winners will be picked by Random .org on June 5th.

Thanks for stopping by, and Good Luck!
Kiki


~Contest is open to everyone who is interested regardless of location!

15 comments:

  1. What a great contest! Thanks for honoring Memorial Day in such a big way!

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  2. Those soapsicles look SO cool!

    ~Carol

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  3. What a super giveaway. Thank you so much for supporting our soldiers! I'd love Bundle #1. I can't wait to read A Strange Freedom.

    ReneeRearden(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Thanks Everyone! I am happy to do it, and thrilled with all of the wonderful support that made it possible :)

    @ Renee - Would you mind sending the entry to my email howell.kiki@gmail.com. I number the emails in a file and use random.org to chose the winners. Don't want your entry to get missed :)

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  5. What a wonderful idea to celebrate Memorial Day and make us all very happy. Hard to choose which bundle but I'll be emailing you soon.

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  6. Thanks for doing this contest - it's a wonderful tribute!

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  7. What a wonderful tribute and great selection of good authors.

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  8. Wishing All our Soldiers and Military Families peace, love and joy.
    You are loved and appreciated for all that you have given and sacrificed for everyone.
    Thank you for the contest and the gifts provided.

    Darcy

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  9. Thank you for the neat contest! I emailed this morning, but lost my comment:) So I came back!

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  10. Wow Kiki,

    What a wonderful and thoughtful way to honor our Armed Forces. Alot of nice prizes. I like the ereader and soapcycles very ingenious ideal.

    I see alot of my favorite people have commented. Came over to show support to you Kiki. Happy Memorial Day.

    Teresa K.

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  11. Great contest! Sending my email now!

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  12. Wanted to say thanks again. I am so blown away by the response to this. I have had so much help, wonderful people I could not have done this without. Our veterans deserve so much, and I am happy to give back even if just a little.

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  13. Amazing contest! I'm almost new here and I really love your site.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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