An “It’s My Birthday” Giveaway!

It seems it was only yesterday that I celebrated the half-century mark (yes, I’m that old!), and here I am marking yet another year…where does the time go?!? If it’s true that we’re only as old as we think we are, I should only be about 30 still, because that’s when time began spinning seriously out of control. That was also the time I started having kids…coincidence? I think not. But I digress.

Getting back to the birthday issue, I’m way past the point of denial and very much in favor of celebrating each and every year — because if you think about the alternative…yeah, not so good. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The question, then, is how to celebrate. Here’s what I’ve come up with for my day:

  1. It’s a glorious day here — sunshiny and warm and just perfect — so I’m taking a long walk in the woods with my puppy.

  2. I’m picking up one of my daughters this afternoon and heading for a bookstore to buy myself a book. I’m curious about steampunk , so I may look for something in that genre — any suggestions?

  3. I’m ordering in dinner. My kids are all coming home for a birthday celebration tonight and I was going to cook, but really — cook my own birthday dinner? Not. Hubby is picking up Thai and some birthday cupcakes on his way home from work tonight. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I’m going to have a birthday giveaway!!! In fact, because everyone loves presents, I’m going to have TWO giveaways. I have in my possession two ceramic Sins of the Son coffee mugs, two Angels Gather Here pens, and two of my infamous keepsake bookmarks (signed, of course!). I’ll make up two gift packages containing one of each, and I’ll even make it international.

Now because everyone loves presents — ย including me! — ย here’s what you can do to win:

a. The very best gift an author can receive is feedback, so if you’ve read either Sins of the Angels or Sins of the Son andย you haven’t already done so, I would love it if you would take the time to rate one (or both!) on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, or Chapters/Indigo.

b. OR simply ‘like’ one or both books on Amazon.

c. OR if you haven’t yet read the books, you canย tweet something about one/both to your followers and include a link to my website — or if you’re on Facebook, post there instead. Or just email this blog post to someone.

d. AND tell me in a comment below which of the above you’ve done. I’m not going to check up on you (remember, I’ll be out walking the dog and browsing the bookstore!), so this is purely based on the honor system and my heartfelt gratitude for your support. The giveaway will run until midnight EST on Friday, May 18th, when I’ll draw two random winners. Be sure to include your email address in your comment so I can notify you if you’ve won!

I think this is a fabulous way to celebrate, don’t you? ๐Ÿ˜€





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38 responses to “An “It’s My Birthday” Giveaway!”

  1. Elaine Avatar

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday today!! I rated both books on Goodreads as soon as I read them because I loved them!

    1. Linda Avatar

      Thank you so much, Elaine! Hugely appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Yvette Avatar

    Happy Birthday! I have not read either yet but have now added them to my Amazon Wish List,,,

    1. Linda Avatar

      That’s great, Yvette — and thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Sonia Cristina Avatar
    Sonia Cristina

    Happy birthday, dear Linda! I was surprised to read you already passed the half-century mark. You like the 30s you feel like. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I hope you’re having a wonderfull day. Your plans are awesome.

    I rated both books at Goodreads and “like” both at Amazon.

    Let us know about the book you’re going to buy.

    A big hug from portugal!

    1. Linda Avatar

      Aw, thanks, Sonia! You’re very sweet! ๐Ÿ™‚

      I ended up getting two books, one by Cassandra Clare and the other by Simon R. Green. Both new-to-me authors.

  4. Sullivan McPig Avatar
    Sullivan McPig

    Happy birthday!!!
    I hope you have/had a great day.

    And my owner reposted my reviews and rated your books on Goodreads.

    1. Linda Avatar

      Thanks so much, Sullivan! And thank you to your owner, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Gemma_BCC Avatar

    I’ve rated both on goodreads, reviewed one on the blog a rigt for and the other is going to be up in June.

    Plus i’ve been trying to convince if not bribe others to read the books.

    Going to pop over to amazon and rate them too!

    1. Linda Avatar

      Awesome, Gemma! Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Marissa Avatar

    Happy Birthday!
    I already own both your books and have read and reviewed, on goodreads, Sins of the Angels.
    If you havent read Meljean Brooks steampunk series Id suggest it first. ‘The Iron Duke’. It was just amazing!! Also, there is Gail Carrigers’ series that starts with ‘Soulless’. Werewolves, vampires & steampunk.
    Enjoy your cupcakes! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Linda Avatar

      Unfortunately I didn’t see your suggestion until after I got back from the bookstore, Marissa…I ended up with Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Angel instead, but I’ll look for The Iron Duke next time! Thanks so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Belinda Avatar

    Happy Birthday Linda, Hard to believe that we are now in our 50’s, I remember sitting in school with you like it was yesterday, not yesteryear. Have read Sins of the Angels, haven’t got to Sins of the Son’s yet, on my to read list though. You always said you would publish someday, well it looks like you made it!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Linda Avatar

      I did make it, Belinda, and I couldn’t be happier. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for your wishes and support!

  8. Sandy Coelho Avatar
    Sandy Coelho

    Happy Birthday Linda! All the best for another outstanding year ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Linda Avatar

      Thank you, Sandy!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Jules Avatar

    Happy Birthday Linda!! I just bought your books last week after you were interviewed on The Reading Cafe. I will post a review on goodreads and hit ‘like’ on Amazon!! Congrats!!!

    1. Linda Avatar

      That’s wonderful news, Jules — thank you so much! And I hope you enjoy the books! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Dany Avatar

    ยกHappy Birthday!

    and how we say in spanish: ยกFeliz Cumpleaรฑos!

    1. Linda Avatar

      Gracias, Dany! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Tobi Avatar

    Happy birthday Linda! I hope you have an amazing one! I tweeted & facebooked for you!

    <3 Tobi

    1. Linda Avatar

      Thanks so much, Tobi…you rock! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Vikki @ V's Book Life Avatar

    Happy Birthday. Hope you enjoyed your day ๐Ÿ™‚

    Vikki @ V’s Book Life

    1. Linda Avatar

      I did, thank you, Vikki! It’s been an awesome few days, actually…guess being 51 isn’t so bad after all. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Julie Avatar

    Happy birthday! I hope all your wishes come true.

    1. Linda Avatar

      Aw, thanks, Julie! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Viki S. Avatar
    Viki S.

    Happy Birthday! I hope you’ve had a wonderful day. Today is my sons BD and tomorrow my husbands :).

    1. Linda Avatar

      Thanks, Viki! Happy Birthday to your son & hubby, too! You have my huge sympathies, btw…you live with TWO Taureans?!? o.O ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. D. D. Syrdal Avatar

    I’m sorry I missed this! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!! I just finished Sins of the Son last night, it was awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€ Haven’t had time to write a review yet, but I will get one posted to Goodreads as soon as I can.

    1. Linda Avatar

      I did have a wonderful birthday, thanks, D.D.! And I’m so glad you liked Sins of the Son!! I’ll look forward to your review when you have time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. sarah Avatar

    I’ve read both & loved them! I’d already rated them on good reads but I’ve now also liked them on Amazon (uk) Can’t wait for Sins of the Righteous ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Linda Avatar

      Thanks so much, Sarah! And you’ll be pleased to know that Sins of the Righteous is making (slow) progress. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. CdnMrs Avatar

    I’ve read Sins of the Angels and rated it on Goodreads. I’ve got Sins of the Sons screaming at me from my TBR pile.
    I hope you had a fantastic birthday!!

    1. Linda Avatar

      I had an excellent birthday, thanks, Elaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ And I hope you enjoy Sins of the Son once you get to it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Breila @ Book Lover's Haven Avatar

    I just realised I said it on twitter and not here, oops! Happy birthday (again).

    1. Linda Avatar

      LOL, Breila — thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Tina Rucci Avatar
    Tina Rucci

    Belated Happy Birthday Linda!
    Sorry I’m late, I haven’t been on the computer for a few days. I have every intention to read both Sins books, but I haven’t picked them up yet. I did go over to Amazon and liked both books.

    1. Linda Avatar

      That’s fabulous, Tina, thank you! And thanks for the b’day wishes, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you enjoy the books when you have a chance to read them! ๐Ÿ™‚

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