Monday, July 4, 2016

FUN GIVEAWAY and INDEPENDENCE DAY

Quote for the week:  One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say "I love you", "I'm sorry", "I appreciate you", "I'm proud of you"...whatever you're feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it...cause a smile today for someone else...and give plenty of hugs. Steve Maraboll

And now for the fun giveaway that Dancing Lemur Press is having during the month of July. How would you like to win a set of playing cards like these?

Neat, huh? They can be yours. It's very simple. Here's what you do, one of them or all of them, your choice. For each thing you do, you earn points.

1. Buy a copy of Under a Purple Moon at Amazon. (5 points)
2. If you already have a copy, leave a review at Amazon. (3 points)
3. Add the book to your Goodreads list. (1 point)
4. Follow me on Amazon. (1 point)

For each point earned, your name goes into the hat. 5 points gives you 5 changes; 3 points = 3 chances, etc. If you do all 4, you'll have 10 chances to win the playing cards.

At the end of July, I'll put your names on slips of paper and in a hat and Patches will choose the winner. Yes, I'm doing it the old fashioned way. Rafflecopter confuses me. If Patches won't wake up from her nap, I'll draw the winner. Hope to take a picture of Patches making her choice.

Please email me a link to your review, Good Reads add, or whatever you do. If you purchase a book just tell me. I trust you.
 My email:
 
beverlysmcclure (at) aol (dot) com
 
The publisher will then send the cards to the winner. The only condition is the winner must reside in the U. S. A.

Oh, and may I mention that Under a Purple Moon was awarded Silver in the Children's Literary Classics this month. I'm excited.



Here are the other cards in the giveaway you might want to see.

Aren't they great? Good luck.
 


 

For those of you that are history fans, especially of the Civil War Era, did you know that General John C. Pemberton surrendered Vicksburg, MS. to General Ulysses S. Grant on July 4, 1863? After that, the people of Vicksburg would not celebrate the 4th of July for 81 years.

 My YA historical novel tells the story of the citizens of Vicksburg when they were isolated from the rest of America and had to live in caves because of the heavy bombardment of their city. Several years ago, we visited the lovely old city and drove through the field where some of the battles took place. Today, they have statues erected honoring the soldiers, both North and South, that fought and died there.
 
 
Happy Reading!

 

22 comments:

  1. Good luck to all who enter.

    So proud of you for winning that award.

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    1. Thanks, Diane. Your expert advice helped a bunch.

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  2. I didn't know that about Vicksburg not celebrating. I love the playing cards. So much fun. Congrats again on the award. You & your lovely work deserve it. Happy 4th.

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    1. I didn't know it either, Kai, until I researched the city for my novel. The cards are neat. Diane has a great idea. Happy 4th (almost over) to you.

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  3. That quoatation hit hard for me, You see Beverly I went on facebook last evening and saw a photo of my estranged daughter not yet 44 yet in four years she has aged beyond all recognition. I pray that there is no illness involved.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I'm sorry, Yvonne, and hope your daughter isn't ill. Will pray for her, and for you. God bless.

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  4. That is a great idea with the playing cards indeed. And congrats once more on the award.

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    1. Yeah, Pat. Diane always has the best ideas. I think the giveaway will be fun. You're welcome.

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  5. More congrats to you, Beverly. Love the playing cards with your cover on the backs!

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    1. The cards are neat, aren't they, Lee. They're a fun giveaway. Oh, fireworks are popping outside my window.

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  6. Playing cards with book covers on it? I NEED to do that for Hurricane Crimes and Seismic because they play cards in those books!

    This is an awesome giveaway! Congratulations again on your award!! Happy 4th!!!!

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    1. The cards would be a great idea for you, Chrys, since your characters play cards. Cool. Thanks again. Happy 4th to you.

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  7. Very cool cards, Beverly. What a fun giveaway!

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    1. They are pretty cool, Karin. Diane had a great idea.

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    1. They do look cool, Alex. I thought everyone would enjoy seeing all the cards.

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  9. Fun giveaway! Who doesn't love a deck of cards?

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    1. I know, Kelly. I wonder if it's legal for me to enter to win the others. Mmm.

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  10. Oh, this is simply brilliant and fun! Love the whole idea! Well done, you and your publisher!

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    1. Thanks, Darby. I've changed to a Rafflecopter (which I've never used before), but this way was not working. I think everyone's too busy for "points." We'll see if the new way is better. Going to post soon. I finished Finn's Choice and love, love, love it. So happy to see Griffin again, too.

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    2. I always struggle with Rafflecopter, too. And thanks for your kind words about Finn and Griffin. :-)

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    3. I'm glad I'm not the only one. It makes me feel like a dummy. I love your boys.

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