Sunday, December 26, 2010

End-of-the-Year Celebration DAY 3!

The winner of Day 2's giveaway (Meander Scar, The Seeker, A Love of Her Own) is:
Virginia!! (vrush729@...)

Lets get started with today's festivities! Today, I'm featuring authors Vickie McDonough, and Susan Page Davis!!

What is one thing or area where God has been changing you in 2010? Do you have any scriptures to go along with/support that?

Vickie: He’s been teaching me to lean on him more and to not do things on my own. Do you have any scriptures to go along with/support that? Proverbs 3:5 & 6: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Susan: This has been a year of changes and new perspectives. Many times I’ve asked God to show me what is important in His eyes. Micah 6:8 tells us, “He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Tell one thing that God did for you this year just to show He loved you.

Vickie: I don’t know that I could pinpoint one single thing, because He did many things.
Susan: We have adopted two animals this year (a cat and a horse), and both have brought joy to our family.

What is your favorite memory from 2010?

Vickie: My husband and I, our four boys, my dil, and our granddaughter went together and rented a cabin on Table Rock Lake for two days. One day we all went to Silver Dollar City. It’s the first time since our oldest son married and our boys were grown that we’d all gotten away together. It was a very special time, especially since our #3 son was leaving. He is now deployed to Egypt for a year.

Susan: Entering our new home together.

Do you have any New Year resolutions in mind?

Vickie: Yes, I have a number of books to write this year, and my goal is to get each one done and turned in on time.

Susan: Not really. Every year I just want to do my best as God allows me to. I don’t make formal resolutions, but I always have goals.

What is one goal you have set (or God has put on your heart) for 2011 apart from New Year resolutions?

Vickie: To do a better job in having a daily devotional and time in prayer. I’m the kind of person who jumps out of bed and gets right to work, so I have a habit of thinking I’ll do my devotions later in the day, but work tends to keep me busy, and I forget. I want to do better in that area.

Susan: To see my two youngest children safely through some important milestones in their lives.

Giveaway! These authors, along with authors Judith Miller and Lisa Wingate, have generously offered these 4 books to one lucky winner!

Wild West Christmas, by Vickie McDonough
Somewhere to Belong, by Judith Miller
The Blacksmith's Bravery, autographed, by Susan Page Davis
Larkspur Cove, autographed, by Lisa Wingate

For this party, only people with USA mailing addresses can enter. You must leave your email address in order to be entered so that I can contact you if you win.

Mandatory first entry: You must be a Google Friend Connect follower (in sidebar) of this blog, OR be an email subscriber (in sidebar) to this blog to enter this giveaway. Let me know in your comment to enter (with your email address) which you are.

Extra Entries:

+1 Post the link for this giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. (If you do both, that is +2)

+1 GFC follow or email subscribe to my other blog, Christian Book Giveaways.

+1 Put the buttons for one or both of my blogs on your blog. (You can get the HTML in my sidebar.) If you put both buttons up, that is +2.

+1 For every friend you get to come, enter this giveaway, and say that you sent them. (Make sure they use a name that I can connect with you. I want to make sure the extra points go to the right person!

+2 Post about this giveaway on your blog, telling which books will be given away.

+3 Leave a comment for at least one of the authors in this giveaway encouraging them with something you like about them personally, their writing, or one of their books.

I have one special way to gain extra entries, so pay close attention… For every day that the banner for this End-of-the-Year Celebration at the TOP of your blog (starting the 22nd) it will count as +1 entry towards the final blowout giveaway on the 30th and 31st. That means you can earn up to 10 more entries in the final giveaway!!! You can grab the banner’s HTML HERE.

This giveaway ends tomorrow (Monday, December 27) at 6 p.m. CST. I will try to promptly contact the winner after that time. Winners will be announced in the next morning’s post.


Amber S. said...

Another sweet interview, and a GREAT giveaway! :D I'd love a chance to win! Thank you!

I'm a follower. :)



Bluerose said...

I would love to be entered. I have heard wonderful things about all these authors, and I haven't had the chance to read any of their works yet.

I'm a follower.

+1 I follow Christian Book Giveaways.

+2 I have both of your buttons on my blog.

bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

PriviesAndPrims said...

I'm a follower and a subscriber and love to win books, so please pick me!

priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

Maureen said...

Another great interview. Love it!
I am a follower on GFC +1
Tweeted Timmy1966 +1
Posted on my Facebook Profile!/profile.php?id=1124305054 +1
Vickie how wonderful that you had all your family together for a vaction..know how difficult that is to make it happen! +3

Maureen said...

oops I forgot my email...Sorry


rbooth43 said...

WOW! What a great interview and giveaway at the end of 2010. I wish all the authors and commenters A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I am an email subscriber and a Google follower.
Thanks for a great year!

Charlotte Kay said...

Love, Love, Love this giveaway:)
I am both a follower and subscriber:)
chakasa58 at gmail dot com

+1 I am a GFC follower and email subscriber to Christian Book Giveaways

+3 To both authors:
Cling to the Scripture! It will uplift your spirit each and every moment and assure you that your writing is inspired through Him and it also honors Him! Bless you!

Leanne said...

I'm a subscriber and a commenter.


Leanne said...

I posted a link to this giveaway on FB.


Leanne said...

I subscribed to your other blog.


Leanne said...

When I said I am a commenter above, I meant I'm a follower. That's what I get for multi-tasking. Lol.

I put your blog button for this site on my blog.

Leanne said...

I put your other button on my blog as well.


Leanne said...

I blogged about this giveaway! +2

Edna said...

I follow


Edna said...

I have your button on my blog


Edna said...

I have just finished one of Judith Miller's books about the Amana Colonies, "More Than Words" very nice


Diane said...

Exciting and fun giveaways. I follow you on GFC.

estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

Diane said...

I also follow you on your other blog.

Praying you have a wonderful 2011. Hugs :O)

Emma said...

great interview.
+ 1 I'm a subscriber and a follower.
+3 Vickie McDonough, and Susan Page Davis all of your books are wonderful.Looking for more wonderful book out in 2012.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com .

Raven In A Blue Room said...

Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

Raven In A Blue Room said...

I shared on my Face Book

schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

Raven In A Blue Room said...

I tweeted your giveaway

schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

Raven In A Blue Room said...

Google Friends Connect - following Christian Book Giveaways publicly as Louis

schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

Sheree said...

Thanks for this opportunity! I would love to read these titles!


I am a GFC here and on Christian Book Giveaways blog.

windycindy said...

"Happy Holidays!" What a delight prize package of books...
I subscribe to your email
newsletter and follow your blog
via Google Friend Connect!
Many thanks, Cindi

windycindy said...

Again, many thanks to you...

windycindy said...

"Facebook Post!"!/cindi512/posts/172640262774129.
Thanks, Cindi

windycindy said...

Also, I subscribe to your other
blog ~ Christian Book Giveaways!
Merci, Cindi

windycindy said...

I adore The Blue Heron Lake Mysteries
that Susan and her daughter Megan write together!
Many thanks to you...

Lady DragonKeeper said...

Aw, I can't believe I've been missing all these giveaways, Carman! =)

First entry: I'm a subscriber via e-mail: jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

+1 E-mail subscriber to Christian Book Giveaways (same e-mail above).

+3 I've only heard of Susan Page Davis' work, but hopefully will be able to read some of her books soon --I love the premise of her "Ladies' Shooting Club." I hope she and the other authors had a wonderful Christmas!

Thanks for the chance to win!


Vickie McDonough said...

I want to wish everyone good luck in the contest and a merry Christmas! Can you believe this year is nearly over?!

Theresa N. said...

I'm a follower. I'm the same kind of person I jump out of bed readyy to get everything done and wonder a lot of times if I should just slow down.
Therea N

apple blossom said...

I'm a follower and subscriber thanks
Please enter me

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

follower of book giveaways blog too.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Sheila said...

I am a GFC Follower and would love to wine these! :)

blogdesignsbysheila at gmail dot com

Katy said...

I would love to be entered into this giveaway! I am already a follower of this blog! :-)

I posted the link to this giveaway on FB

I follow your other blog, CBG

I have both your blog buttons on the sidebar of my blog

THanks for the chance to win! :-) THe books look like great reads!

~ Katy

Lisa Nelson said...

Please enter me in this drawing!
I follow your blog and have subscribed to your email list. Thank you!!
Lisa Nelson

Nancye said...

Wow! Awesome giveaway!! All of these books look fabulous! I am a GFC Follower and an e-mail subscriber.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

Tweet! Tweet!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

GFC Follower and email subscriber for Christian Book Giveaways.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

+3 This is for Judith Miller- I love the cover on your book: "Somewhere to Belong" It is lovely! I haven't read any of your books yet, but I would like to! Thanks for giving away your book!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

CarolNWong said...

You set up a wonderful giveaway of great books. Enjoyed your intereview too.

+1 I am a Google Friend Connect Follower and an e-mail subscriber
+1 I tweeted: My Twitter name is Carolee888 See link above for 4 book giveaway!

+ 1 Put the contest on my FB page.
My Facebook name is Carol Naomi

+1 For Lisa Wingate:
Where did you find your inspiration for "Somewhere to Belong".


Merry said...

I'd love to win this set of wonderful books, please include /me. I'm a follower.+1
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

I'm a subscriber to CBG.+1

I love Susan's ability to write wonderful romantic/suspense and historical/romance stories. I know I will always have a delightful adventure when I pick up one of her books. +3

Thanks for a chance!

Karen Lange said...

Wonderful post and interview. Thanks for doing the giveaway, too! I am a follower. :)

MarthaE said...

Lovely interview and thanks for a great giveaway. Sorry I saw it only today or I would have promoted more.
I am a GFC follower here - MarthaE
+1 I am a GFC follower at Christian Book Giveaways.
+1 I have the CBG button on my left sidebar.
+3 Comment for Susan Page Davis. I love the Micah quote - it is one of my favorites. May God bless your new home and your writing.

groovyoldlady said...

Hiho! I am an email subscriber and I want to enter the giveaway, please.

+3 Susan is such a sweet lady. I met her at our Christian Writer's Group in Maine before she moved far, far away. I own and have read several of her books and loved them all. I'd be very happy to own another one (or ten!). :-)

+2 for posting the link here on Facebook and Twitter.

groovyoldlady said...

Whoops. I am at
groovyoldlady (at) roadrunner (dot) com

Pam K. said...

I'm a follower of your blog who would love to win these books. What a great selection.

amber said...

I subscribe via email.

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amber said...

I'm also a follower of your other blog :-)

Anonymous said...

thanks for the chance to read these fabulous books...

i'm a follower
i'm an email subsriber, too

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Brenda said...

Please count me in for this great giveaway. I am a follower of this blog as well as your other blog. I have the button for your other blog in my sidebar. kittycrochettwo at msn dot com