My Very First Blog Giveaway!!

As most of my followers know, I've only been blogging for a couple
of months, but I'm slowly getting the hang of it! Thank you all for
helping me out along the way ~ your help is greatly appreciated.

That being said ~ I would like to welcome you to my very first
blog giveaway! I'm so happy you've dropped by!
Please be sure to enter my giveaway before you leave.
(Don't forget to read the rules below!)

Okay, okay!! I know...you're anxious to find out exactly what
it is you're entering to win...right???
Well...here it is...

You have a chance to win your very own copy of
Maggie Brendan's newest release:

The Jewel of His Heart
(Heart of the West, Book 2)
by Maggie Brendan
Revell Publishers
Christian Fiction/Historical/Romance
Copyright 2009
333 pages
ISBN: 9780800733506

From Amazon

Their future is as wide open as the Montana sky. Juliana Brady is alone in an 1890s Montana mining town, with few prospects for making a living. But she is determined not to be dependent on the charity of others.

Josh McBride is trying to scrape up a living from his sheep herd while he builds his ranch. But when he discovers some rare stones on his property, he's tempted by the prospect of fast money.

When their paths cross, Juliana and Josh must make a choice--the world's riches and promises, or the eternal value of love.

Now for the Rules:

* You must leave a valid email address in your comment, so I can contact you if you win.
(Example: sugarandgrits{at}hotmail{dot}com)
That way spammers will be less likely to grab it.

* You must have a valid U.S. mailing address

* At this time, the giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

* The giveaway will start today, Oct 5th, and end on Oct 18th at 11:59 p.m.(EST)
(Any/all entries entered after this time will not be eligible.)

* I will announce the winner here on Oct. 19th ~ you will also be contacted via email. You will then have 48 hours in which to respond with your snail mail address, or another winner will be chosen.

Now ~ on to the fun stuff ~ chances for extra entries!! Please include all of your extra entries in ONE comment...this will make it a lot easier for me to keep up with them!! Thanks! =)

+1 = By becoming a new follower thru Google Friend Connect, on the right sidebar

+2 = Let me know that you're already a follower

+3 = Either post my button(s) on your blog with a link back to me, or, let me know that you already have it/them. If you post both buttons ~ I'll add your name an extra time!

Thank you so much for dropping by and participating!

*** For another chance to win this book, please visit Renee at:
Black 'n Gold Girl's Book Spot
Her contest ends on Oct. 17th ***

If you're interested in finding out more about Maggie Brendan, and her books, please visit her at: http://southernbellewriter.blogspot.com

If you'd like to purchase her book(s), just visit Revell Books.

*** I'd like to say "thank you" to Revell Books for the opportunity to give this book away to the lucky winner! Also ~ be sure to look for my review of The Jewel of His Heart the week of Oct. 18th - 24th ~ during Revell's Blog Tour. ***


Renee said...

Great! Whoever wins this book will be in for a real treat!

XOXO~ Renee

brizmus said...

Awesome - definitely count me in.
+1 I'm a new follower
+3 I posted your button


G.R.I.T.S. said...

Hi Lori!!! Sounds like a great giveaway!!!

I'm already a follower,
and I have both of your button's on my blog (u just have to scroll all the way to the bottom)



Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Thank y'all so much for entering my first blog giveaway! I'm so excited! =D

RENEE ~ Thank you for dropping by! You're the best BFF a girl could have!

BRIZMUS ~ Welcome! Thanks for entering ... and for becoming a follower. I've got your name added to my list.

RAE ~ Great to see you! You're entered! Thanks so much for dropping by. =)

GOOD LUCK everyone!!
~ Lori

Angie said...

I just bought the first book in this series last week..found it at the half price bookstore. :D So sign me up, please.

Angie said...

Okay, I grabbed both of your buttons. :)

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Thank you so much, Angie! I've got you entered with all of your extra entries. =)

~ Lori

bigguysmama said...

Yeah!! Your first giveaway!! Please enter me to win Maggie's book. I haven't read any books by this author before.

mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

bigguysmama said...

Wahoo, I'm already a follower!!

mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

bigguysmama said...

I have your "Some of my favorite books" button on my blog.

mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your first giveaway!!!

+1 I'd love to win this book!

+2 I'm already a follower

+3 I have both of your buttons on my blog HERE

lelou2 at ymail dot com

CeeCee said...

Please drop my name in the hat too. I'll follow after I'm done with this comment.

booksplurge at gmail dot com

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Thank you to:

~ Mimi

~ Vicki

~ CeeCee

I have you all entered to win! =)


~ Lori

Katy said...

This book looks like a fun read! :) I'm a google follower and I have your button on my blog. :)

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

You're in Katy! Thanks...and...Good Luck!

~ Lori

Ashley.W said...

I loved the first book and can't wait to read this one. I'm so entering this giveaway:)
Love Ya,

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Welcome, Ashley! Let me tell you...I just finished this book last night...it's excellent! I can't decide which one I like better??? Too hard of a choice!

I've got your name entered...thank you!
~ Lori

Blanche said...

Hi Lori!

I'm so glad I'm not late for a chance to win this book!!

I am a follower and I have your button in my sidebar at my blog!!

thanks! :)


Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Hey Blanche! I'm glad you decided to come back and enter my giveaway.

I've got all of your entries...Good Luck!

~ Lori

Martha Lawson said...

This is a new to me author! Her book sounds really, really good! I'd love to win it. Thanks for the great contest.
I'm a new follower.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

You're entered, Martha ~ thanks for becoming a follower!

~ Lori

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your blog...it's beautiful...please count me in for this fabulous book giveaway...thanks.

karen k

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Hi Karen! I'm waiting to hear back from you...

***Giveaway entrants ~ I just wanted to let you know that I'm entering Hannah's name (1 entry) for becoming a follower. She commented on my Giveaway "update" post instead. I want to be fair to everyone, so I'm letting you know.***

Thank you and Good Luck!
~ Lori

Barb said...

Your blog is beautiful. I am really wanting to read this book so please enter me in the giveaway.

bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

I am a new follower.

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Thank you, Barb! Your name has been entered in the giveaway...good luck!

~ Lori