Sunday, February 27, 2011

Contest Reminder

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I've changed from my church clothes into my sweats. A cup of iced tea sits on the table beside me. I can't stand the taste of coffee, but I love tea both iced and hot! It's almost time to start writing.

First, I wanted to remind you of the contest that's been running on this blog all month. Each comment on the blog gives you an entry into my book giveaway.

My good friend and Avalon author, Shirley Marks, and her sweet daughter collected these books at various RWA national conferences they attended while I stayed home. I've been meaning to give them away, but life and my health got in the way. I figured now was as good a time since things always seem to be crazy around here. 
As you can see there are lots of books.

Most of the romance genre is represented: category, contemporary, historical, paranoral, suspense, thriller, etc. A lot of different authors. Some well-known, others that may be new to you.

There are ARCs, paperbacks, trades, a CD and a couple hardbacks. Four boxes of books in all. Some titles have more than one copy.

I hope you can see everything clearly!

For books with more than one author, we decided to go with the author's name who was listed first. With this many books, we just needed to get it done!

My 10 year old son is the one put them in alphabetical order for me. He worked diligently putting all the titles out on the carpet. He had three rows of them in perfect order until Chaos wanted to see.

Thanks to the dog, he had to start over again. So sweet of him to do this for me!
Hubby took the pictures and uploaded them for me. A family effort this weekend!

I also have a package of Novel Tea that I'll be giving to the three winners!

On my Girls' Weekend with blog readers Dru and Amy in August, I picked these up at the Sylvia Beach Hotel, where we stayed in Newport, Oregon.

More contest info is located on the navbar, but it's pretty simple. To enter, comment on this blog. Each comment gets you an entry.

Three winners will be chosen at random from all the comments posted through March 1st.

You may have multiple entries, but you can only win once. That's something I'm changing from my other giveaways. But I really want to give as many people as I can the change to win free books. I hope you understand!

Are there any titles in the picture that catch your eye? What are they?

And are there any you've read that you'd recommend to the winners?

Hope you have a great Sunday!


Marianne Arkins said...

Holy COW! That's a lot of books!! I'm drooling over some of the titles (if only I had time to read more).

Happy Sunday!

Melissa McClone said...

I actually snagged a couple for myself as I unpacked the boxes! Hope you're having a nice day!

Virginia said...

Looks like a great group of books, I think the only one I have read is Perfect Poisen. Sorry I haven't been posting much lately but I have been trying to paint and clean up my house, been very busy. Its never ending.

Melissa McClone said...

Good to see you, Virginia! I hear you on being busy. Houses are never done. I'm still trying to find enough time to paint, but it doesn't look like that'll happen for a while still!

Glad you like the selection of books. Shirley and her daughter did well, didn't they?

Jane said...

Cool giveaway. There are so many great books.

Sarita said...

What a wonderful assortment! I think it's great that you had so much help getting things together.

It's nice to see the covers like this. I particularly like the bright colors on some of the covers. Very eye-catching!

I hope your writing is going well. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Caroline from Canada said...

That is an amazing assortment of books! Very cool prize.

Dru said...

You have some great titles there.

How's the writing coming along?

Brandy said...

Whoa! That's a lot of books! I've read the JAK, Heather Graham, Meg Cabot and St. John books. (Not to mention the Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb books.) All were good reads. As a matter of fact Cabot is releasing a sequel to Insatiable later this year. *g*

It's so nice that your family loves you so much that they helped you!

Hope the writing is going well!

Margie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't read any of the books in the photos, but some of them look good!

Margie said...

I found it interesting that you started your writing in high school.

Melissa McClone said...

Thanks, Margie! Some of the titles look so good I had to control myself and not keep them all for myself!

Yes, I owe my entire romance writing career to my English teacher Mrs. Cooper!

annalisa said...

Thanks for having such a great giveaway! All of the books look good and there are so many authors that I like! Insatiable by Meg Cabot, Tempt Me If You Can by Janet Chapman, and the books by Mary Balogh are a few that caught my eye. :)

Melissa McClone said...

Glad you see stuff you like, annalisa!