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Friday, December 2, 2011

Giveaway Time!

I promised you a Christmas giveaway, and here it is! Books make great gifts, don't you think? Today I want to recommend some that I think would make a fantastic gift for a fairy tale lover (or anyone who likes to read).

My sweet friend (and fantastic writer), Danyelle Leafty, is down and out with kidney stones! Yikes. I cannot even imagine how painful that must be. I want to support her and give her a boost by letting you know about the eBooks she has available. She did a guest post here a few months ago about fairy tales as part of her blog tour for her fairy tale series, The Fairy Godmother Dilemma.

The first three books in the series, Catspell, Firespell, and Applespell are now available for Kindle and Nook! These are charming, fun, delightful books. I love fairy tales and Danyelle can spin a fairy tale like no one else. Her writing style is beautiful and her characters are real and engaging people.

So I'm giving away a copy of each of the the three books! Plus, (as if that weren't good enough by itself), I'll also through in a bag of my all time favorite Christmas candy, Butterfinger Jingles. Mmmmm. Books and chocolate. You can't beat that!

Here are the rules: (And forgive me if I have a few more than usual this time.)

1. Leave a comment on this post recommending a book that would make a great Christmas gift.
2. Go here and like Danyelle's author page.*
3. Go here and like my author page (or just use the gadget at right).*
4. Promote this contest somewhere (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) 

*If you don't use Facebook, you can still enter. Instead of liking the pages, just post a link to this contest, and to Danyelle's books on Twitter, your blog or some other form of social media (even email).*

Good luck! This contest will run through Friday, Dec. 16, and I'll announce the winner on Dec. 17.

Check out these other blogs featuring Danyelle and her books!
Andrea Pearson Books 
Anne Bradshaw's Place Diana's Amazing Book Adventures - Giveaway!
Christine Fonseca, Author - Giveaway!
Roots in Myth - Giveaway!
Robin Weeks - Giveaway!
An Author Incognito
Janette Rallison's Blog - Giveaway!


Luisa Perkins said...

I tweeted about your giveaway! I hope Danyelle feels better soon.

I highly recommend What Think Ye of Christmas? by Ester Rasband and illustrated by Jana Winters Parkin. It's gorgeous. See my blog for details.

RaShelle Workman said...

Great contest, Angie! Yay Danyelle!! I love those covers!!!

Linz said...

YEA!!! I love a good fairy tale!!

A good book for Christmas?! I am going to go back to the Classics and recommend "The Woman in White" by Wilke Colins.

(Yes, that's the one I recommended to you on facebook. It's great. I think I need to read it again!) :)

Renae W. Mackley said...

Hi Angie. I liked both pages and e-mailed the info to my critique group (for starters anyway). One book that comes to mind at this time of year is My Gift To You by Lori Nawyn. It was newly out last Christmas and is a good read for this time of year.

kbrebes said...

I liked both pages and I'll post this on fb. I just read THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN for book club. It started slow but got much better and I loved the ending!! I hope your Christmas is especially lovely, and I hope Danyelle feels better soon. I read the first pages of her book and liked it!!

tiffany said...

i liked danyelles page your page i tweeted and facebooked as far as good books as christmas presants im going to say cronicals of narnia scriptures and all your christmas stories

Anonymous said...

In all honesty, I think any book would make a great Christmas gift but if I had to pick just one I would say, The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. It isn't a Christmas book, but it delivers a very beautiful message about love and living for the moment.

I tweeted about the contest here:!/SapphireSparklz/status/142826882675642369

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

I'm facebooking about your giveaway! And my favorite book is The Jestor, By James Patterson! Count me in!

Angie said...

Thanks, everyone for entering! What great book recommendations. I should do this more often. =)

tiffany said...

angie i swear i did this the other day i tweeted and facebooked my book recommendations for presents are your short stories scriptures sthe cronicals of narnia btw the narnia books are on sell at barnes and noble all 7 books in one hard cover leather bound for $20

tiffany said...

ok im mad now this is the thied time i posted a comment i facebooked & tweeted and for book suggestions i think your stories are great and scriptures are good gifts

Angie said...

Hmmm. Tiff, I've had all of your comments emailed to me. I don't know why the keep disappearing. Don't worry. You're entered for sure!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Oh, Tiff, I really want to read that book.

If I had to pick one...Little Women? That's a cute Christmas themed feel good book.

I already 'liked' you guys because...well, I like you guys.

But I'll facebook and tweet the contest.

Danyelle's books are right up my alley :)

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

OK, that is funny.

I mean Valerie, I want to read THAT book.

Tiff, I've already read that book but I reread them every year anyways ;)

But I agree, it's a great present. Chad wrote a whole article for the New Era on getting them for Christmas

Christina @ Twin Dragons said...

My recommendation is a book that I really want for Christmas: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.


Thanks for the great giveaway!

Christina Madison

Nisa said...

Wait... Can't I recommend Catspell? Hehe! Entwined by Heather Dixon is another great fairytale. :D

Consider it promoted.

Christine Fonseca said...

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julie Dao said...

Books... and CHOCOLATE?! Forget Santa!!! Great contest, Angie. I recently bought the Hunger Games trilogy as a Christmas present for someone super lucky :)

e.sadlersfan said...

A great book to buy for someone is anything by Sherrlyn Kenyon!!!

e.sadlersfan said...

I also put the tweeted about your contest. Thanks!

L.T. Elliot said...

You know what I love about Danyelle's books? The snark and wit. Seriously, she makes me giggle. I'll never forget the dive-bombing birdies in Catspell. LOL!

RandomlyKait said...

Chocolate... YUM!!

Hmm, I would recommend The Hunger Games, I think everyone should read it.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for helping Danyelle! A book I can recommend is "At the Back of the North Wind" by George McDonald. I read it when I was 10 and fell head over heels in love with fantasy!

charrette said...

I recommend What Think Ye of Christmas too. I've never seen a more Christ-centered Christmas book. As you read, you discover symbols of the Savior in surprising places that forever impacts the way you experience Christmas. Great gift for everyone on your list. You can find it (with quantity discounts) at

charrette said...

p.s. I really want those Butterfinger Jingles--almost more than the books. Is that wrong? :)

charrette said...

p.p.s. I stole your Elder Holland quote for a speech I'm giving today. It's perfect. Thanks!

Carolyn V said...

Woohoo! Danyelle is an excellent writer. What a great idea. ;)

Angie said...

More great suggestions! Keep them coming. Thanks for entering everyone!

Donna K. Weaver said...

I'm in! Already liked your page, and now I've liked Danyelle's. I posted about this on Twitter which automatically goes to FB, too.

I'm giving away a couple of books for Christmas this year. One is Obsession by Traci Abramson and the other is Schlock Mercenary by Howard Tayler.

lake said...

Thanks angie you truly are a great friend to danyelle.  I'd like to thank each and everyone of you for your support. Hopefully you'll be able to enjoy The Fairy Godmother Dilemma more than me. I'm loving it, but haven't finished because this is my iPad but my kids claim it. To thank y'all for your support for every five honest reviews posted to amazon we will be giving away a gift card to a place of your choice with in reason and our budget. You pick the place, I pick the amount. We will give you until the twenty first of December. Once again thanks for hosting me blogger and thanks for all your support readers.

lake said...

Ps. This was so fun. If anyone is ever interested in hosting me let me know.

skie said...

My kids love Harry Potter.
Don't know how I managed to miss liking Danyelle's page, but have liked it and yours. Also promoting on Facebook.

Taffy said...

Thanks for the giveaway, Angie! I hope Danyelle feels better soon.

I recommend a new Christmas book that I really loved: Carving Angels.

HAVE a great Christmas!

I liked both of you ladies on FB.

Jackee said...

Poor Dany! She's so awesome and so are you to do this. Best of luck to all entering!