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Friday, January 10, 2014

Let's Celebrate!

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Please feel free to join me in celebrating ME…as a winner, that is.

The year began and I won two giveaways back to back. My writerly mind immediately came up with a fantastic way to express what I felt when I received the emails: YAY! What? It was short and to the point and I meant it. I'm so happy and grateful to the authors. Both are gifting me with books I'm super excited to read. 

The first one is from the lovely Tara Tyler. I won a signed copy of her debut novel Pop Travel, a bookmark, and a beautiful bracelet. The Quartnet or Qnet is an awesome piece of device you wear on your wrist in 2080 for some really cool stuff. Curious? Okay, I haven't read the book yet but here is my opinion based on what I do know of the bracelet: it's a supah dupah Smartphone replacement, and more. 
Here is my gift, I received it yesterday:

The bracelet is hanging on the book. 
Please excuse my cell phone resolution, it doesn't know any better.
You can get your copy here: Amazon 

The second is from Stephen Fender. I won the grand prize which consists of: The signed set of the Kestrel Saga (The Army of Light, Icarus, and Second Earth), a custom T-shirt, and some delicious treats from Sisters Baking Company. I cannot wait! This Space Military Sci-Fi world has been calling my name for a while now. I didn't receive the books yet but this is what they look like:

To buy your own copies, because I'm not sharing mine, click on the book titles above.

And if that wasn't enough, I also would like to celebrate the fact that the weather is no longer below zero. It's somewhere between 1° & 1. 5°... If that's not cause for celebration, nothing is.

Thank you Tara, Stephen, and weather!

What are you celebrating?

P.S. As usual, you can catch my weekly coffee chat here ;)

44 comments:

  1. Congratulations on winning the books!
    Well, that IS above zero. What was the lowest temperature this week?

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    1. Okay, so I may have exaggerated slightly…not counting wind factor, it was around 3° in my area.

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  2. Looks like you're off to a good start in 2014. Congrats & Keep on celebrating!

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    1. Thanks, Marilyn. Have a great weekend ;)

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  3. Yay for winning! Have a fun weekend :)

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    1. Thanks! I will continue celebrating my wins this weekend, because why not?

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  4. We have all been in the deep-freeze; as long as it does not affect our 'outpourings,' that's cause to celebrate...best wishes for much success in 2014.

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    1. Same to you, Inge. Have an amazing 2014 ;)

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  5. Wow, two in a row - maybe you should go play the lottery LOL. Giveaways are so fun!

    Happy weekend to you, SK!

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  6. I read Tara's book last summer and really enjoyed it. I hope you do the same.

    And stay warm!

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    1. I'm sure I will! I'm excited to get to it :D

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  7. hot diggity!! you are one lucky girl - not just a winner, a double winner! nice going!! and i really appreciate you celebrating and tweeting about it! bonus for me too!

    happy friday! and thanks again!!

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    1. But of course! That's what we do, we support each other :)
      And thank you again, I really love the bracelet and cannot wait to start Popping!

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  8. It's awesome winning things, especially when those things are books. Congratulations :)

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  9. Wow, the second blog I read where someone won a giveway. Very Nice! The new years is starting off good!

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    1. Thank you, I hope the lottery follows along sometime this year lol

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  10. Congratulations! New books are the best!

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  11. Wow! Talk about a double header! Congratulations- those are huge wins from great authors.

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    1. I know! I can't believe I was so lucky!

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  12. Way to go! I feel like I should send you something, too. I have decluttered, so you never know...an old pair of rollerblades might end up at your door someday soon!

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    1. Oooh, when I fall and bust my butt I will have no excuses but to sit down and write lol

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  13. Winning books rocks! Congratulations. Yay!

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    1. Thanks, Nana! And they're real books too. Not the e-version, I do love reading the traditional way the best ;)

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  14. Congratulations on your wins, they're great things to be celebrating.

    Have a great weekend x

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  15. Congratulations, Katherine. You won some great stuff. Happy celebrating and happy weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Deanie! Enjoy your weekend as well :)

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    1. It's awesome…as long as its awesome stuff, I think. lol

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  17. Congrats on the wins, that's awesome! And I completely agree with the weather...the beginning of the week saw blizzard warnings here, and now it's foggy with rain for the weekend, x) But I am always okay with fog and rain over blizzards of snow.

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  18. Yay! Congratulations S.K.
    It's always exciting to win stuff!
    Happy Reading!
    Writer In Transit

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  19. Yay for the weather returning to slightly bearable coldness haha I have the same thing happening here in Ohio. It actually might reach 50 degrees today!

    Congrats on your winnings - I always get a bit giddy when I win :)

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  20. Congrats on your prizes! Hope you stay warm this weekend! :)

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  21. Congratulations on winning the books and the goodies. The bracelet looks lovely.

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  22. That's fantastic! I had a month like that in November and kept winning stuff. Love that!!

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  23. Congrats for winning all those goodies!

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  24. Woot! Congrats S K!! Those look fantastic . :D

    Happy reading!

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  25. Congratulations on winning, Katherine!
    You are probably sharing more of that beautiful smile of yours now that its warmer outside, so I celebrate the weather with you. Even if its only one degree higher lol
    -Chris

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  26. It's always fun to win prizes! Hmm, I could celebrate... surviving a job/promotion interview!

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  27. Thank you, Mere, Michelle, J.A., Vikki, Lara, Rachna, PK, Lynda, Cece, Chris & Deniz :)

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