Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Dont have my books yet contest!

Okay...the power of positive thinkng....

In hopes that my UPS guy is going to deliver my copies of Winters Desire today....if only because they've actually used that "S" word in our weather forecast for the northern tiers of the state.


I'm going to give away the first copy of Winters Desire from the freshly opened box(yes, we hope to have one by days end)  to one lucky reader chosen at random who leaves me a comment on "why I like winter."

Come on! Help me to summon my ARC's!!! LOL


Amanda

35 comments:

Amy M said...

This book looks so good! Thanks for the chance to win. I finished Tortured about a month or two ago...and I LOVED it!

Thanks!
Amy M

Cecile said...

**Potions are gathered and motions are set,
stir in some charm to enthrall the UPS man,
Potions are stirred and motions are moving,
please help Ms. A get her ARC's in the mail.**

Now why I love winter??
(Because I desperately want a copy of this book)
I will not lie to you, my heart belongs to the fall season. But I am a lover of winter as well. Why, because it is time for homemade soup & chili, fireplaces being lite - which means family gathered around it. Snuggle time. Down time. Not only that, but winter is a natural hibernation time. Time for things to heal, time for things to start to take root, time for the soul to find the connection of slowing down. Things move a little slower in the winter time. Is it meant for this, I think so. Because we move at such a fast rate all year long, then winter creeps in and settles down for a season. Those are just a few reason why I love winter... besides being able to make hot chocolate and curl up with a good book because it is "nasty" outside!

Jaime said...

~~~~~~********Vibes~~~~***** Come on ARCs!!

Why do I love Winter? I live in Arizona, that should be enough right? Well, in Arizona that summers are so miserably hot. Winter, on the other hand, is so beautiful and pleasant. Weather to bbq in, hike, go fishing, and have patio dinners. That is the time for me to lose my summer weight gain. I love winter in Arizona.

Amanda McIntyre said...

Thanks Amy!
Your good will mean more than I can say!

A.M.

Amanda McIntyre said...

Cecile!! Thank you hon!
Keep those chants comin! LOL
I've lit a sandlewood candle --never mind that its hovering around 35* this morning...

more hot coffee needed! what did you all do this weekend???

A.

Amanda McIntyre said...

Thanks Jaime!

Both my pards have received their ARC"s and Im feeling very lonely here in the Midwest.. whic I suppose may be like below the equator to Harlequin;)(or Charlotte)

Ive been in AZ for New Years Eve (twice!) and its gorgeous!!

have you ever been to the Tempe Fiesta Bowl parade???

A.M.

Cecile said...

Oh we had the last of the Homecoming dance. Daughter had a blast! And I have pictures... which I am hoping to share at least one of them in between the party!
And hubby went to the hunting camp over the weekend, so it was girls weekend at my house. One of my bff (she is more like a baby sister) came over and spent the weekend at my house; along with daughters bff. So, my house was full of women, lol!!!
Oh, sandlewood... Burbbbhhhh 35*.... I would not be at work this morning! Warm bed... book... OH yea!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Ms A!

Why I love winter?....hm....That's a stretch for me, warm blooded being that I am.

This is why I love winter...Snow Angels, Snow Castles, magical snow flakes that swirl down and around your body, making it difficult to see or to believe what your eyes think that you see. It's the Snow Queen who makes me love winter in her magical castle where winter reigns supreme. Her icy beauty almost too much for mortal eyes to bear.

Okay, so I had to make up a fairytale about why I love winter, lol. I'm a Midwest girl who had love to visit AZ for the winter. But, I love the title, Winter's Desire, and your book sounds delicious!!

Dottie :)

Barbara said...

Keep thinking positive, Amanda!! I try, although, it rarely works for me, lol. And I read that "Secret" book as well. That's all about positive thinking and energy. So, I tried it. There was never a parking spot right near my job. As I drove there I thought, 'There will be a spot'. Was there a spot? NO, lol. But it was an interesting read.

As for Winter...honestly, I'm more of a fall gal. But I will say I love the look of the first snow. When it's still untouched...gorgeous.

Amanda McIntyre said...

Oh Cecile that sounds like a fabulous w/e!! It was Homecoming here as well (as if we needed one more thing to add into the mix) c.r.a.z.y. I feel like I've been pulled through a wringer washer backward (that was a grandma saying...)

anhyhoo, Im looking forward to my vsisit tomorrow at your blog!! Please have coffee and scones ready???

A.

Amanda McIntyre said...

Dottie
I love your visual, it reminds me of Narnia! Have you seen that snow queen version?? She's gorgeous!!

A.

Amanda McIntyre said...

Babr, thanks for the boost! ;) Ive not read "secrets" always considered whether it would really help.

But I'm just keeping an optimistic outlook and a plate of cookies by the front door to lure the UPS guy to my door! LOL

A.

Amanda McIntyre said...

I love that first goos blanketing snowfall. so beautiful!

I love to stand at night in the snow also, it seems so quiet...

A.

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

I love, love, love Narnia, one of my all time favorite reads! The Snow Queen is beautifully portrayed in the movies by Tilda Swinton. I believe they captured CS Lewis' characterization of her. Is there another version that I've missed??

Still thinking positive winter thoughts here, we may even have our first brush with winter next Tuesday. Snow may brush the ground here in central Illinois.

Our homecoming is this weekend and already our house is in an uproar. Dress bought, flowers ordered. This is my youngest son's first homecoming. Where has the time gone?

Dottie :)

Amanda McIntyre said...

Hey Dottie,
Im am so there with where has the time gone. It didnt even register to me until last week that this year the twins will both be going to prom! Lord in heaven, two tux rentals!! Ack!

A.M.

Genella deGrey said...

I love winter becasue it's powerful, cool, dark . . . just how I like my men.

LOL
XO
G.

Booklover1335 said...

Why I like winter...haha! That's funny :) Winter is my least favorite season, however it does have one redeeming quality...if the weather is bad or it's just to cold there is nothing I like better than to stay in side where it is warm, cuddle, and read a good book

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

No books yet, Ms A? UPS doesn't come here until afternoon...maybe there's still hope.

I do love cold winter days, furnace running, hot chocolate brewing, cookies baking, and a good book in my hands.

Having winter filled thoughts this afternoon.

Dottie :)

Cecile said...

Yikes, two tux rentals... Yohazer! Well, daughter went to two homecomings, but wore the same dress. At least that saved me!
Oh man, where does time go! CRAZY is not the only word to describe this. Living in a teen age world is priceless to say the least! OMG... I don't ever remember being like this... but oh man, how times have changed.
I remember when.... lol!!! seems so far ago!

Got any books yet... Still chanting over here!!!

Amanda McIntyre said...

Argh! Not yet! But he doesnt usually show up until late afternoon!
Foe what its wroth though, the skies have grown wintery looking and the wind has come up while the temp had gone down!

Maybe its a sign?? ;))

I havent turned on the furnace yet, but I did make a meatloaf for tonights supper--my comfort food LOL

A.M.

Amanda McIntyre said...

No books yet Cecile, but I think you've managed to usher in Winter!!! LOL

Brrrr....

the sky has that wintery white blue tone to it!

A.

Armenia said...

Doing my Winter Solstice dance around the fireplace. Yup, maybe sparks...no, just ash from last burning...oh, well...gathering my chakra crystals of citrine, amethyst, hematite, and rose quartz. Wishing you balance and alignment...and getting that box of books safely to your door.

I Heart Book Gossip said...

I love the smell of snow and the serenity of the season. Its beautiful, but freezing!

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Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Ah, I can SO relate!! I'm here in central Illinois and temperatures have been plummeting all week (time to crank on the old furnace - OH WAIT! Didn't I JUST have the old A/C running TWO weeks ago?! Sigh ...)

BUT the reason I LUVS winter is because:
(an Ode to Snow)
In winter's they's snow, so I ain't gotta MOW
In winter's they's snow, to work I don't GO
In winter's they's ice, so's a hot bath is NICE
In winter's they's ice, I reads books for a PRICE
In winter's they's sleet, so cats sleep on my FEET
In winter's they's sleet, BY GOD TURN UP THE HEAT!!!!

Alright, I'm no Longfellow lol, but you get the idea :) Winter is a time for rest, recuperation and time well spent in good company.

PS - as soon as I'm done I will commit a sacrifice (there's a stale donut I can spare on the kitchen counter) to pacify the God's of Book Deliveries. Hope that gets your box of goodies there in jig time ;)

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

And I just signed up to follow your fun blog in Google Friend Connect, mainly because now I am curious as to when those books show up ;)
Just kidding ~
but thanks for the nice book giveaway and (hint hint hint) I am drooling to win this book.

Blanche said...

Hi Amanda!

I hope your books get to you ASAP!

I love winter but only because I don't get the same kind of winter you all get!! :) I did grow up in the midwest and had more than my share of shoveling snow so I don't miss that now that I live West Coast!

You would probably consider our winters more like fall but it gets COLD here, we have very thin blood!

I do love pulling the featherbed out and the down comforters. I love that our fireplace gets used daily and I love baking more and cooking more from scratch.

Amanda McIntyre said...

Okay guys, I even changed to my flannel sheets...

what is up with the UPS guy??
what more can I dooooooo? wah***


okay,so, now what? *tapping fingers*
surely he'll be here tomorrow...just keep telling me why you love winter--and like the Druid chants of old---perhaps the gods will hear it!

Mary I love your Ode to Winter! LOL

and why is it that we all seem to love baking more ? I get this thing I call, the "squirrel" effect--where I feel I have to prepare the family tree for the winter--maybe thats it?

Thick soup and a loaf of fresh Beer bread---oh, my heaven...ALMOST enough to make me forget that my books haven't arrived! awwgh!

glad that meatloaf is big...sigh*

A.M.

Cecile said...

Hey honey. I am checking back with you this late evening... well late for some... early for others... To see if you received your books... and I don't think you have! Sorry to hear that. Hey, I know what it is, the book gawds are building out anticipation for these babies! They know how bad we want them in our hands!
But I will keep chanting the night away and hopefully tomorrow you will have your wonderful UPS man show up with a book of goodies for you, and no I do not mean himself!! LOL!!!
Now maybe if you baked some beer bread and made meatloaf for the guy, he might bring them sooner, lmao!!!

Here is to tomorrow!!!
All this talk of food is making me starving and my supper is not even close to being finished! Dangit! Going check the cabinets to see what goodies are lurking in there! Will return!

Jaime said...

Hi Amanda!

OMG! Your parents got theirs before you?

Yes, I have been to the Fiesta Bowl Parade and Block Party. Tons of fun.. however, last I went when it was 1999 turning to 2000.. it was WILD! LOL

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Well, no books today, but all the winter thoughts have helped bring wintry weather, lol. The sky was gun metal gray earlier, and the stars are popping out between the clouds.

Hoping for tomorrow!

Dottie :)

Mari said...

I like the winter because I love going sledding and in my neighborhood, we still do the rounds Christmas Carolling(sp?)even if our voices are ballocks.

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

I just had to say this... BEER BREAD -- oh emm gee, I've not had that in YEARS!!!!! (note to self - get beer, make bread)(will probably remember to get beer, will drink beer, will forget to make bread ... sigh)

Anyhoo, HAVE YOUR BOOKS ARRIVED YET??? If the books were coming HERE (to this neck o'the MidWest) - the poor USPS man would have to arrive in a brown Ark. Nothing but cool drizzle with intermittent showers, more drizzle, LOTS of rain followed by .... hold on to your hats ... MORE DRIZZLE. I need a coating of duck feathers. Shoot me lol.

Well, off to bed now. Good luck and hope your books have arrived safe & sound & DRY. :)

Amanda McIntyre said...

Hey Mari, no kidding there are few things that make a house smell divine than beer bread baking in the oven! so it doubles as aromatherapy as well! LOL

So heres the news folks!
My books were shipped to the wrong addy in Portage Wisconsin and the kind friend (a friend now that she'd had them shipped to her not once-twice-but three times...shipped them down to me two days ago! So I look for them any time!
As it turns out--weird as this is, we're under a freeze watch tonight with snow and mixed rain, and a cold blast coming in from the north this weekend...

its GOT to be a sign, right?;))

A.

Shevaun Basque said...

Why do I love winter?
Alaska winters really help me appreciate the summer months. My favorite winter delights are a roaring fireplace and seeing animal prints in the snow. Makes me realize just how busy it is outside. It's a high traffic area around the house!

Amanda McIntyre said...

Shevan, I would love to vsisit Alaska one day! Silly as it may sound I just watched the Proposal this w/e and it was supposedly filed up that way? What breathtaking scenery!! My word!


Now Im curious...what kind of "High traffic" are we talking in your area???

A.