"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, April 17, 2011

* Fabulous Give-Away! *

See that book cover on the left side bar? "Gone With a Handsomer Man" is the newest book by the lovely Michael Lee West. In honor of its brand new release, I'll be giving away one hardcover copy, autographed by Ms. West!


As you will see, if you visit her blog, Michael Lee is not only the fabulous author of seven books, she is an extraordinary designer, cook, photographer and a beautiful Southern Lady! She's also been extremely kind to me, encouraging me in my writing. How amazing is that?!

Since this is such a special give away, I'm making it more difficult than usual.
To be eligible, you must do 1 through 4 below:

1) Be a follower of my blog
2) Be a follower of Michael's blog
3) Leave a comment, stating why you'd like to win this autographed book
4) Post a little something on your blog about the contest

In addition to these four things, if you post something on your Facebook or Twitter, let me know and I'll add your name twice.

This Contest Give-Away will be open from tonight through Saturday, May 7th. The winner will be chosen by Random.org and will be announced on Sunday, May 8th.  (This is open to all parts of the globe, not just the US!)

Please join in, tell your friends and blog buddies, too. Let's show Michael Lee West what great fans she has!
And if you haven't already read any of her books, this would be a fantastic one to begin with.

"An apple is an excellent thing -- until you have tried a peach." -- George du Maurier (1834-1896)

44 comments:

  1. Love Michael Lee West's books! Count me in! (I already follow both sites!)

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  2. Excellent! Will go over now. Thanks Becky!

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  3. Becky, I never mind an e-mail from you! I'll definitely check out and follow Michael's blog, twitter, and FB it. I love the jacket art, and that great quote about the peach! Yummy!

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  4. I would love to read Ms. West's book, I haven't read any of her books yet, however this one looks like a great read.

    I am a follower of you and Ms. West, and I will surely post about your give-away on my sidebar at My Reading Corner.

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  5. luving your peer support! will work on the deets... hugely busy week of Easter services - uving it but takes full focus to prepare & administer & curate the worship.

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  6. The apple versus the peach...so true! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I do not have a blog (yet), but I am happy to follow both blogs anyway. I can see that I have lots to read and look at tonight. I am so looking forward to it!
    Lorrie

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  7. also following Michael GFC at her blog...

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  8. i'd luv to win this book b/c you've done a GREAT intro to a new author to me! sounds like someone whom i'd like to read ~ THX Becky!!

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  9. book giveaway proudly posted on FHC sidebar ~ come for tea ?

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  10. Since I love to read and read to live I would love a copy of this book...I can't wait to check out her blog and learn more! Thanks for the opportunity. I am following both and will try to post a little something this week, I will let you when I do!

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  11. I LOVE her work!!! Oh! Oh! Pick me! Pick me!

    Headed over to her site. Thanks for the link!

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  12. Oh, thank you all so very, very much! I know Michael Lee will be thrilled!

    Please continue to tell your blog friends, too!

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  13. i've just tweeted this invite: http://bit.ly/ie1sWx @_eHope luving the Win opportunities-
    THX Becky and Michael Lee!!

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  14. put me down for 3. comment and follow both of you :) love how you support other writers (especially me). big monkey hug!!!

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  15. Okay, thanks, FHC! You now are down for 2 chances.

    Green Monkey...I'm sorry, but you have to do all 4 of the requirements to be elible at all. Then if you do a tweet or facebook, you get one more. I apologize if I didn't make it clear. Sorry! :o

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  16. What fun. I just followed Michael's blog -- makes me feel like I need to spruce mine up! LOL. I also put this on my sidebar, so consider me entered.

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  17. Hey Becky! It took me a bit, but I just put up a blog post linking to your contest. So, I have now completed tasks 1-4. :)

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  18. That book cover and title are irresistible! Those alone make me want to read it!

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  19. Madam Presient, I think I have accomplished The Four in order to be in the book drawing. Well, If having your giveaway on my sidebar counts, then I have.
    I am a southerner and I enjoy and desire to support southern writers as well other favorite authors of mine. Cozy mysteries are among my favorites, and I know my daughter would enjoy this book also.

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  20. Thanks, Vicki and Janel!

    Hey Tam, thanks. Are you going to post something about it and follow Michael Lee's blog, so you can be entered?

    And thanks, Mya, so very much!

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  21. I Would LOVE,LOVE,LOVE to win this book...I've been bouncing around "TRYING" to win one! I am a FOLLOWER of You AND the Author. and I've posted your giveaway on my sidebar... I did all your asked of me so PLEASE enter me into the giveaway...I would ALSO LOVE a new FOLLOWER if you'd peek into my Land Of Bog and you would like to!
    Thank you so much for a chance to win
    Hugs,Donna

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  22. I am a follower of your blog with Google Friend Connect!

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  23. I really want to win because I haven't had the chance to read any of Michael's books, and they all sound so good -- I have been following her page and blog for quite some time now, and I really want to read this!

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  24. http://twitter.com/#!/mmalavec/status/61976019992707073

    tweeted about the giveaway!

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  25. Becky, just tweeted another blurb for Michaael Lee [@_eHope said "Becky's promoting @MichaelLeeWest's new book as Giveaway http://bit.ly/i2UL0e"]
    and HaPpY EASTER!!

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  26. Hi Donna! Thanks and welcome to you as a new follower!

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  27. http://gonewithahandsomermanbookgiveaway.blogspot.com/2011/04/gone-with-handsomer-man-book-giveaway.html

    Blogged here about the wonderful giveaway!

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  28. Hi Becky, I just won this incredibly FUN,FUN,FUN book over at Between Naps on the Porch!!! HURRAY!!! I have entered your giveaway for a copy here "AND" I want EVERYONE to be able to get a copy "SO", BE SURE if you pull my name to "PASS THE WINNING BOOK onto THE RUNNER UP"!!! I am so excited to win and I want someone else to too!!! Thank you Thank you for the chance!
    Big Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  29. Becky,
    I loved the title of this book when I read it in the review journals so I ordered it for the library. I can't wait to read it!!!

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  30. I've never read a Michael West book but am always ready to try something new. I'm now following your blog.

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  31. Hi Donna, Stephanie and Joyce!
    Donna, I can't believe you won the book over at BNOTP! Congrats and wonderful news!
    Stephanie, so good to hear you'll be reading it, too.
    And Joyce, thanks so much for stopping and commenting, and becoming a follower! To be eligible for the give-away, though, can you please also follow Michael Lee West? And post a little something on your blog about my contest? Thanks so, so much!

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  32. I'm now following Michael and left a little blurb on my blog under my GFC followers link.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I linked to your site through Lisa Ricard Claro's site. I've been doing some blog hopping of A-Z Challenge bloggers.

    I am also originally from St. Louis and attended the SCBWI conference in your neighborhood a few years ago.

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  33. Becky, I'm already a Michael Lee West fan! You've written a beautiful tribute to her. She is the essence of a Southern Lady. I appreciate her wit and humor, as well as her elegant style. I've already read GWAHM, so don't include me in the drawing. The book is great! ~ Sarah

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  34. Based on the first couple of sentences alone, I'd like to read the book.

    I'm hosting a giveaway myself, so will incorporate this one in my post tomorrow. Will give you the link then.

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  35. Hello,
    Love Michael Lee West - her blog - would love to win an autographed copy! I am now your newest follower,
    Please add me to your giveaway -
    Kathy

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  36. I am hooked, and whether or not I win, I will have this book!! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Judy

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  37. Hi again, Joyce! Thanks for entering the contest!

    Hi Sarah! How fun to meet another fan of Michael Lee as a person AND a writer! Thanks for stopping by.

    Hi JL and Kathy! Thanks and you're both entered!

    Hello Judy! Thanks to you, too! This is so much fun! You'll be included, too!

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  38. Hi Becky ! i've just retweeted your giveaway "Becky's promoting @MichaelLeeWest's new book as Giveaway http://bit.ly/i2UL0e til May 7th"

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  39. Okay, Beck, quick! Put my name in the hat for the giveaway. Just Followed Michael's blog. Take care and have a good Saturday. Susan

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  40. Whew, I almost missed this. I would love to win this book because it sounds like an amazing read. Michael is a new to me author but one I have my eye on. I've heard great things about this book and can't wait to sit down with it. Thanks for the chance

    new GFC follower

    Follow Michael's blog

    tweeted-http://twitter.com/#!/joleneallcock/status/67055535865872384

    june111(at)att(dot)net

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