Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Book Give Away Contest!

UPDATE: 6/8/2011 -- United States and Canadian residents are eligible to enter.
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I have thought for a very long time about the best way to run a fun and fair Book Give Away Contest. Finally, I have it. I will give away one copy of my book, At the Starting Gate, by Leona Shankle to an eligible person.

The random drawing will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011 and the winner will be announced on this blog on Monday 6/13/11.

If all goes well and I don’t end up going crazy, I will do another Book Give Away Contest soon. So, how does this work?

Eligibility: Anyone who meets the following requirements is eligible to enter.

Contest Deadline: All submissions via comments to this blog post must be received by 12:00 midnight Friday June 10, 2011 (CST - Central Time Zone)

How many Entries are allowed? Only one entry per person is required. You may comment more than once, but only your most recent entry/comment will be accepted for the contest.

Location: Only entrants from the United States and Canada are eligible to enter this contest.

How To Enter:

1. Be a follower of this blog. Mention in your comment that you already follow so new readers can visit your blog.

2. If you’re not already following, you must actually sign up and follow. Then let me know in your comment that you are a NEW follower.

3. Leave a comment that completes this sentence: "I would like to win because..."

You can comment anytime from the time of this post until Friday night (June 10, 2011) at midnight. (CST - Central Time Zone)

4. Include your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win without having to go searching around for you. I’m new at this and I just want to give someone a chance to win a free book.

*You must meet all four of the above criteria to be included in the drawing.

How To Win: The winner will be chosen by random number generator.

The winner will be announced on this blog on Monday 6/13/11. Be sure to check back on Monday to see if you’re the lucky winner.

If you're the winner, I will contact you by email for your mailing address so I can send you your book!

Privacy Policy: Sorry, I really don't want your email address any more than you want to give it out, but I do need the information to send your book. The information you provide for this contest is only used for the purpose of getting your book to you.

Don't forget, leave a comment here to be entered in the Book Give Away Contest to win a free book, no strings! And please spread the word to your friends so they can have a chance to win too.

Good luck to all!


  1. Blessings my friend.....
    I guess I am out huh since I am Canadian residing in Canada, oh well a sad state of things but an unfortunate reality. I do follow though all your blogs. Have a fabulous day, my regards to your family and that delicious grandson. Take care...

    Hope to see you around my place...

  2. Oh shoots! I have to take another look at that dang thing, might have to consider pawning some things so I can include my Canadian friends. Thanks for the input.

    I'm checking that out!

  3. Ok so am back, hehe...This is my official entry.

    1. I am a follower although I don't see your list of followers to see if I am there.

    2. I am a follower. I guess I can be classified as new to this blog specifically

    3. I would like to win because I am really interesting in what you have to say. I am finally getting the courage up to pen my name to a book and would love your guideance and inspiration. I have friends that are constantly asking when is my book coming out and my response is always hmmmmmm, so now its time to put up and shut up. I am ready to walk the walk though I am terrified.

    4. rhapsodrose@gmail.com

  4. Rap, thank you so much for returning to enter the contest. Now I anxiously wait for others to do the same.

  5. I would like to win because I've been putting off purchasing your book for waaaay too long. smh

  6. Hi Leona! What fun you have going on over here...

    Hope summer is treating you well...that the garden is in (do you garden?) and that the grandkids are full of hugs (I'm looking forward to grandkids someday!)

    Would love to read your work..my email is tess(at)tesshilmo(dot)com

    you know, by writing out the (at) and (dot) in this format when you state your email address on blogs, it is less likely to get picked up by spam trollers/bots. Just an interesting fact that has always helped me :)

    Good luck to everyone!

  7. I should be a follower...I don't see your list but I should be.

    I would like to win becsuse I have always admired and liked you since we met on Spaces..as you know. (I sure miss the friends we had there).


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