Blogging Reprieve

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Some of My Favorite Books

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Blog Giveaway *** You Choose the Book!!!

I said I was going to try to start giving away a book(s) at least once a month, and I've almost let November pass by w/o one!! I apologize for my negligence!

This month I'm doing something a little different...I'm going to let the lucky winner CHOOSE which book they want from a list I've complied. Aren't you curious? Wouldn't you like for me to get to the point already? LOL

Without further are the book choices:
(FYI: most of these books have been read but are in very good/excellent condition)

California Capers by Dana Mentink
(Christian Fiction/Mystery/Suspense)

The Yada Yada Prayer Group by Neta Jackson
(Christian Fiction/General/Contemporary)

The Forbidden by Beverly Lewis
(Christian Fiction/Romance/Amish)

A Love to Last Forever by Tracie Peterson
(Christian Fiction/Historical/Romance)

A Thousand Tomorrows by Karen Kingsbury
(Christian Fiction/Romance/Inspirational)

Talking to the Dead by Bonnie Grove

I've tried to offer a diversity of subjects/genres because I know everyone doesn't read the same types of books. I hope you'll find something you're interested in!!

Now for the Rules:

* You must leave a valid email address in your comment, so I can
contact you if you're the winner.
(Example: sugarandgrits{at}hotmail{dot}com)
This way spammers will be less likely to grab it.

* You must have a valid U.S. mailing address.

* At this time, the giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

* The giveaway will start today, Nov.20th, and end on
Nov. 24th
at 11:59 p.m.(EST)
(Any/all entries entered after this time will not be eligible.)

* I will announce the winner here on Nov. 25th ~ you will also be contacted via email. You will then have 48 hours in which to respond with your snail mail address, or another winner will be chosen.

Now ~ on to the fun stuff ~ chances for extra entries!!
Please include all of your extra entries in ONE comment...this
will make it a lot easier for me to keep up with them!!
Thanks! =)

+1 = By becoming a new follower thru
Google Friend Connect, on the right sidebar

+2 = Let me know that you're already a follower

+3 = Tell me which book you're interested in.
(you can even tell me why...if you want to,
but that's not required!)

+5 = Post about my giveaway on your blog, or in your sidebar
(you can use my image above, just be sure to link back to me!)

Thank you so much for dropping by and participating!
GOOD LUCK to everyone!!


  1. Okay here I go:

    I am already a follower

    I would love to read A Love to Last Forever

    And I blogged about your great giveaway. :)

    sundaisy920 at gmail dot com

    Thank you! :)

  2. YAY! Angie is my first participant!

    Thank you...and Good Luck! :)

  3. Ohhh fun!!!! Since I've already read these don't enter me but there are some awesome books you're giving away! I think I might steal your idea for my next giveaway *wink wink*! Have fun everyone and good luck!

    xoxo~ Renee

  4. Hey Renee! You go right ahead and "steal" it...I don't mind at all. :)

    I'm sorry you've already read these...maybe next month I'll have something you want to read. *wink*

  5. (1) I am a follower
    (2) I would like:
    `A Love to Last Forever` by Tracie Peterson
    (3) I posted about the giveaway


  6. Hi Lori!

    I am a follower already (+2)
    I would like A Love to Last Forever by Tracie Peterson, I have been tempted to buy it for a long time, but I just can't buy everything I want - so this would be wonderful! (+3)
    I posted about your giveaway on my blog too. (+5)

    I feel good just because I did it all. lol


  7. ::GASP:: Well, I thought I was a follower but apparently I wasn't. I am now.
    I would like Talking to the Dead, please. :D (Why? I love the cover. And my library has A Love to Last Forever.)
    I will post about this on Sunday (22nd). I will send you the link if you want me to, once it posts.

  8. Gotcha Lee! Thank you. :)

    WOW! So far everyone wants the same book...hmmm...are the others bad options??

  9. California Capers by Dana Mentink
    (Christian Fiction/Mystery/Suspense)

    I'm already a follower and friend. *grin*


  10. You ladies are up late like me. hee hee

    Hmmm...Carman...I could have sworn you were already a follower?? Maybe I just remember seeing your cute self over on my other blog??'re in!

    Hey MJ ~ gotcha entered, and yes, you're a great friend! *wink*

    Finally, some takers on the other books...they were starting to feel neglected. LOL

    Good luck! :p

  11. Great giveaway!!

    +2 I already follow

    +3 I'm interested in Yada Yada Prayer Group

    +5 I posted this giveaway on my sidebar HERE

    readingatthebeach at gmail dot com

  12. +1 = follower

    +3 = A love to last forever

    +5 = blogged

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

  13. Vicki & Cindy ~ you've both been entered!

    Thanks for dropping by...and good luck! :)

  14. Wow! great giveaway, Lori. I must, just hoard books cause, I've been wanting to do a giveaway on my blog but I can't seem to part with any of mine;~) I just wanted to stop bye and say hi:~).
    Love Ya,

  15. Hey Lori,
    Just posted the giveaway link on my blog!:~)
    Love Ya,

  16. Hey Ashley!

    You're entered, but I need your email addy.

    Thanks for posting my giveaway. :)

  17. Lori, you and Jenna are both really making me want to start a book blog... perhaps I'll message you about how to go about it!!!

    Email: RNfor48@gmail

    I have picked up The Yada Yada Prayer Group and looked at it several times!!! So I will choose that!!!

  18. OMG!!!! JACKI!!! I'm sooooo happy to see you! *waving frantically*

    Girlfriend...we have so got to get you into will absolutely LOVE it!

    I've got you down for "Yada Yada"...good luck!

    Please be sure to visit often. :)
    {{hugs}} ~ Lori

  19. I'd love to be entered. It'd choose Talking to the Dead or A Thousand Tomorrows.
    I'm gonna put a button up to link to your blog...
    PLUS I'm a new follower!

  20. Hey Lori! Great giveaway!

    Let's see. . . I am already a follower. I would like A Love to Last Forever by Tracie Peterson and I just posted a link from my blog:

    Have a great Sunday!
    Julie =)

  21. SuperMom & Julie ~ you're both entered! Good luck! :)

  22. Hi. I am a new follower. I would like Following the Dead, it sounds great,if I should win. I have read most of the other ones. Thanks.

  23. Hi, I am a new follower. Would love to win a book!! Thanks!!

  24. Sorry, I didn't see you wanted all the comments together:( I am interested in A Thousand Tomorrows or California Capers.

  25. Carman sent me : )

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

    +1 new Google Friend Connect Follower

    +3 Talking to the Dead

  26. Hello ladies!

    April ~ I have you down...thanks!

    Charity ~ no're entered!

    Virginia ~ thank you for taking Carman's advice. LOL Your name is on my list! :) *thanks Carman!*

  27. I'm glad I discovered your blog, Lori, because I love reading reviews and adding to my wish list. Your Shelfari shelf looks a lot like mine, by the way. I know have more books than I'll ever get to in this life.

    I saw at the top of your blog that you like the Bulldogs, so you must live in Georgia. I live in the south metro area and am a Tech fan, but I like Georgia, too!

    My book choice would be Talking to the Dead by Bonnie Grove, because I love the relationship drama genre - upmarket fiction, I believe it's called.

    And I'm a Google Connect follower. I don't really have a blog to post this on; I'm just an avid reader. Thanks so much for the giveaway, Lori.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

  28. I would love to read "talking to the dead" by bonnie groves...what a fabulous giveaway...recently discovered your blog Lori...hope you don't mind if I visit often :)


  29. I don't mind at all Karen! You're welcome anytime. :)

    Good Luck in the giveaway!

  30. I'd love to be entered in your drawing. Thanks

    I'm a new follower.

    I'd love to win the book.
    `A Love to Last Forever` by Tracie Peterson

    I posted your giveaway in my side bar at my blog under Nov. giveaways

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  31. You've been entered, Abi...thank you for dropping by. Good Luck! :)

  32. Welcome, Carole!

    It's great to see another GA girl drop in. :) I've only met a couple of them since I've started far, none of live that close.

    I've got your name down...good luck...and thanks for coming by!

  33. Sweet! What a lovely giveaway!

    hmsgofita at hotmail dot com

    +2 Old follower
    +3 A Love That Lasts Forever. I just love the cover and you say it's a romance so I'm in!
    +5 I've linked to it at the bottom of my blog

  34. California Capers sounds really good to me
    I would like to win.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

    I follow by google reader.

  35. Thanks, Heather &'ve both been entered! Good Luck! :o)

  36. Please include me in the drawing.
    I'm a new follower.
    California Capers sounds like a terrific choice to me! Thanks so much for a chance.


  37. You're entered, Merry! Thank you for dropping by, and following. Good Luck! :)

  38. hulldotmargaretatoclsdotinfo
    I am going to add you to follow.

  39. Welcome, Penny!

    I'm sending you an email to find out which book you're interested in winning...

    Thank you, and good luck! :)

  40. Just letting everyone know that I heard back from Penny...she is interested in reading...

    The Yada Yada Prayer Group

    Thanks! Good Luck to everyone! :)

  41. I would like to win
    The Forbidden by Beverly Lewis.This book sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

  42. I am a follower and would love to win these books. Always on the look out for new reads.