Monday, November 7, 2011

Gobble Blog Hop


Welcome to the Gobble Blog Hop, where bloggers from all over the Internet have come together to throw a party!

Every blog on this hop is offering a fun prize, and entering is quick and easy. Simply follow the instructions on each blog, leave a comment, and bop right along to the next blog. You can win multiple times, so be sure to check out all the participating blogs!

On my blog, you can win a signed copy of my novel, STEALING MERCY (go to Amazon to read its awesome reviews) and a handcrafted journal made in India.

To enter:

1. For one entry: become a follower of my blog.
2. For two entries: go to Amazon and 'like' my novel, STEALING MERCY.
3. Leave me a comment and tell me what you've done. If your e-mail isn't available through your profile, I'll need you to leave that, too - I can't tell you if you've won if I can't contact you!

In STEALING MERCY, modern day genealogist, Bette Michaels, steals the 1889 journal of Mercy Faye. Here’s an excerpt describing the theft:

I’ve never stolen anything. Ever. Not even by accident. I always return extra change if a cashier makes a mistake. I’m meticulous about my taxes, generous with charitable donations, scrupulously honest. And that’s why an unfamiliar guilt worm wiggles in my belly.

I lift my fingers off the piano and glance back into the deserted living room and then at the library’s double doors. Through the windows I see rain dripping from the eaves of the porch. I hear wind rattling the doors and windows and after the crush of mourners filling Dot’s home, the plink of rain seems amplified. As does my beating heart.

I gather up my music and after a quick glance at the casket in the center of the room, I have a silent conversation with Dot. Do you mind? If I find it, I’ll just borrow it. I’ll return it. I won’t keep it. Dot, of course, still and silent nestled against all the silk in her casket, doesn’t respond, but I imagine her smiling, nudging me forward.

If I find the diary, that missing part that would hopefully explain so much, maybe I could just read it, quickly, before leaving. I pause in the entry hall, my feet rooted to the tapestry carpet. To my left, Dot’s library. I see my reflection in the beveled glass doors. I look tiny and fractured in the reflection. My pearls cast a small glow. I tuck a strand of dark hair behind my ear, debating. If I stand stock still in the entry much longer, perhaps the caterers will come and carry me out along with the empty boxes and trays of partially eaten food.

I’m not driven by impulse. I’d been waiting the opportunity to slip into the library all evening. I’d waited for the guests to leave so that I could look for the missing diary, the one that began in New York. My gaze flits around the room and I see the framed genealogy fan chart hanging on the wall, a stack of library books sitting on the desk, a mishmash of books marching across the shelves. I scan the collection, marveling at the eclectic choices. Standing on my toes, I find the tiny leather bound book on the top shelf.

I flip it open and my heart picks up speed when I recognize the copperplate handwriting. After another glance at the wet world outside the window, I lean against the solid walnut desk and begin to read.


This blog hop officially runs from November 8th to November 11th. The winner will be notified by e-mail. Now that you've entered my contest, come meet my blogging friends and see what fun things they have to offer!

83 comments:

  1. SupaGurl - GFC follower
    Liked on Amazon - first one *whoot*

    supagurlheather@gmail.com

    I now have this on my wishlist!!

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  2. Great Giveaway!
    GFc- Wonderland Reviews
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  3. Follower GFC Lisa thanks for this giveaway. lisapeters at yahoo dot com yeah!

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC Follower Melanie McCullough

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  5. Sounds like a great book.
    GFC follower loves to dive
    Liked both the paperback and Kindle edition on Amazon and tagged as well.
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  6. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    GFC(Mona Garg)
    Liked book on Amazon

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  7. I'm a follower (leebee190)
    Would love to win!

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  8. I'm a follower and I "Liked" your novel on Amazon! It looks great!

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  9. Wonderful giveaway! I liked your novel on Amazon. It sounds amazing!

    Donna @ The Happy Booker
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  10. New GFC follower Nedraw
    Thanks for a great giveaway.

    Happy Thanksgiving

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC: wolfluvr420
    Liked the book on Amazon
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  12. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  13. Thank you so much for the giveaway :0)
    GFC-BJ
    I like both paper back and kindle versions on Amazon :0)
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  14. Thanks for the giveaway

    GFC Michele Luker

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC The Romanceaholic
    Liked on Amazon :)

    Jess
    The Romanceaholic

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  16. Became a follower of your blog with the name Janiera
    Sounds like a great book!
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  17. I'm a follower tetewa tWarner419@aol.com

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway- your book sounds fantastic!
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    Liked it on Amazon

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  19. New Follower: Maria (pronounced Mariah)

    As long as I have used Amazon I have yet to figure out how to "like" something or I would. One of these days I will figure it out.

    Thanks for the chance!
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  20. GFC follower :)

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  21. Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

    GFC follower: Sophia Rose

    Amazon liked book

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  22. Thanks for the Giveaway!
    GFC Follower; Sarah E. Cruz
    Liked book on Amazon The Paperback & Kindle edition:)

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  23. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

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    I follow with GFC

    I liked your book on Amazon- it looks great!

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  26. Liked on Amazon number 7 YAY!!! GFC follower number 193 YAY!!!


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  27. GFC: Gabi

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    Thanks for the giveaway! I hadn't heard of you or your book yet, but it looks fantastic. Thank you for the opportunity. :]

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  28. I am a follower!

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  29. GFC follower-Susan Bryant
    Like your book on Amazon
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  30. GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom Thank you very much for the chance to win!

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  31. Thank you for the giveaway!


    New GFC Follower: Danah


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  32. I'm a follower!

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  33. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  34. GFC - Gloria
    Amazon Like - Gloria Schumann
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. Thanks so much for this giveaway! Your book looks terrific and the journal is beautiful:)
    GFC follower: Julie Witt
    I liked your book on Amazon:)

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  36. Okay, your book sounds really good. The guy not even knowing why he's in love the girl in disguise, and she didn't tell her. I can't wait to read it. :D
    GFC-TayteH
    I liked on Amazon!
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  37. I am a GFC follower

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  38. Megan McGowan ParsonsNovember 8, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    I follow via GFC (MeganP)
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  39. Great giveaway, thanks.
    GFC- Christine A.
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  40. I'm a follower-Areeths
    Great giveaway, thanks.

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  41. GFC follower - amhengst
    I liked on Amazon +2

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  42. GFC-ashlyn_jai
    Liked on Amazon

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  43. Thank you for taking part in the hop and for the excellent giveaway! I am a new GFC (Tiffany Drew).

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  44. Hi, Kristy!

    I'm a new follower via GFC, and I 'liked' your book on amazon.com

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

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    -Tisha

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  45. I'm a new follower to your blog. GFC Julianne

    That's all.
    Thanks for participating.
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  46. Im an old follower!! GFC Nikki! I liked your book on Amazon, looks great!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
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  47. I'm a GFC follower and I liked your book at Amazon. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  48. Thank you for the giveaway.
    I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth
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  49. I liked your book on Amazon!

    GFC: Dominique
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  50. i am a follower (v.ramsey)
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  51. Hi! Great Giveaway! I'm a follower Miranda Grissom

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  52. Amazon Like: Elizabeth Ziolkowski
    GFC: Liz @ Fictional Candy
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    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. Thanks for the giveaway. =)

    Old follower: Judi
    I liked your book on Amazon.

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  54. New follower! I cannot wait to read your book! (Because if I don't win it, I am for sure going to buy it!)

    Liked on Amazon.

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  55. This book sounds really good *adds to wishlist*.

    I'm a new follower: Amy
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  56. GFC follower (gala)
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  57. GFC follower @Jennifer
    Thanks for the giveaway.
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  58. I follow via GFC
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  59. followed with GFC as aprilharvell
    liked STEALING MERCY at Amazon...
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  60. my amazon is desiree and i put it on my wish list and liked
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  61. Thanks for the giveaway !!!
    I'm a GFC follower and I liked Stealing Mercy at amazon.

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  62. Thanks for the giveaway!
    New Follower: Valette M.
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  63. thanks for the great giveaway!!

    GFC follower-judy
    Liked Stealing Mercy on Amazon

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  64. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! I've had my eye on this book for a while. You've received some great reviews on Amazon. I love stories that involve diaries and the mysteries surrounding them! I'm a new follower via GFC (MamaHendo3) and "liked" STEALING MERCY on Amazon.

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  65. Hi! Existing follower (June M.)
    Like your book on Amazon (June Manning)
    Thank you for the giveaway.
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  66. many thanks
    GFC follower: kimyunalesca
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  67. Thanks for the chance to win!

    GFC-Mary @SweepingMe
    Liked on Amazon Mary R.

    Mary
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  68. Follower and Liked on Amazon. Your book sounds very interesting :-)

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  69. I am a new follower to your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    GFC as Stacy T

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  70. GFC Follower - Deranged Pegasus

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  71. I followed you on Google Friends Connect (Pauline T…pls use this email address to contact me- emscout9 at Hotmail dot com instead of Gmail)

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  72. Thanks for the giveaway.
    GFC:AmyS.
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  73. Thanks! The journal is really pretty!
    GFC: Leigh Ann
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  74. GFC- ashley

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  75. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC: Aeicha @ Word Spelunking
    Liked on Amazon: Aeicha @ Word Spelunking

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  76. GFC follower

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  77. GFC follower-Penny Kathleen

    Liked your book on Amazon!

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  78. Great giveaway!
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  79. I would love to read Stealing Mercy and the journal is gorgeous! Thank you for participating in this fun giveaway opportunity. I have followed with GFC Denise Zaky and liked Stealing Mercy on Amazon.

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  80. GFC follower - Tonya Dean

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  81. Thank you for taking part in the giveaway!

    GFC - Mandroid

    Leslie
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  82. Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    GFC: Jeanne
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