Debut Author Giveaway Hop, June 6th to 13th

Renee Ann Smith —  June 6, 2012

UPDATE: This contest is closed. Prizes have been mailed!

I’m glad you stopped by because this week we’re celebrating many 2012 Debut Authors with a Giveaway Blog Hop! All week long you can hop around from blog to blog and scoop up some great debut novels without leaving the comfort of your own home. This exciting event was organized by Inspired Kathy of the I Am A Reader, Not A Writer Blog.

The hop will run from Wednesday night, June 6th, to Wednesday, June 13th, at 11:59 pm. Do you remember how it works? You can enter my giveaway and then hop to any blog on the linky list (at the end of this post) to see what they’re offering. Who knows what wonderful prizes are out there!?

The Doorkeeper Prize: (US only) I’m giving away TWO wonderful debut novels. That means two winners! Just to show my appreciation for those of you who follow and visit my blog!

Choice One: Submerged by Dani Pettrey, which received 4 1/2 stars from Romantic Times. Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey again. She has a past, and a reputation. She’s returned to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash and is determined not to stay even an hour more than necessary. But then dark evidence emerges and Bailey’s own expertise becomes invaluable for the case.

Cole McKenna can handle the deep-sea dives and helping the police recover evidence. He can even handle the fact that a murderer has settled in his town and doesn’t appear to be moving on. But dealing with the reality of Bailey’s reappearance is a tougher challenge. She broke his heart, but she is not the same girl who left Yancey. He let her down, but he’s not the same guy she left behind. Can they move beyond the hurts of their pasts and find a future together?

Choice Two: Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert, which received 4 stars from Romantic Times.  A young architect at a prestigious Chicago firm, Bethany Quinn has built a life far removed from her trailer park teen years. Until an interruption from her estranged mother reveals that tragedy has struck in her hometown and a reluctant Bethany is called back to rural Iowa. Determined to pay her respects while avoiding any emotional entanglements, she vows not to stay long. But the unexpected inheritance of farmland and a startling turn of events in Chicago forces Bethany to come up with a new plan.

Handsome farmhand Evan Price has taken care of the Quinn farm for years. So when Bethany is left the land, he must fight her decisions to realize his dreams. But even as he disagrees with Bethany’s vision, Evan feels drawn to her and the pain she keeps so carefully locked away. For Bethany, making peace with her past and the God of her childhood doesn’t seem like the path to freedom. Is letting go the only way to new life, love and a peace she’s not even sure exists?

They sound great, don’t they? Here’s how you can win one . . . 

1. For your mandatory entry, leave a comment on this post. 2. In that one comment, you can list any bonus entries you’ve completed. You don’t need to leave separate comments. (Since I do have to moderate some comments—especially if you’re new to the blog—don’t worry if your your comment doesn’t show up right away.)

**Also, I believe you have to enter your email address in order to comment. Though you can’t see your email address here, I can view it from my blog dashboard. So don’t feel you need to write your email address again in your comment.

Bonus Entries:

Now are you ready to hop somewhere else? Remember—these blogs aren’t necessarily inspirational but are family friendly. And all prizes are from debut authors. Here’s the linky list:

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

48 responses to Debut Author Giveaway Hop, June 6th to 13th

  1. These we two of my favorite reads so far this year! I got an ARC of Wildflowers From Winter so I would love to own the actual book!

  2. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  3. I like the sound of both books.

  4. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Thanks for doing the giveaway. These books sound great.

    I already follow you on FB.

    I liked the other two pages. 🙂

  6. Melissa Battles June 7, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Both sound great! Would love to win.

  7. Thank You for a nice giveaway!

  8. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I completed all three bonus entries 🙂

    +1: Follow my Facebook page here.
    +1: Follow Dani’s Facebook page here.
    +1: Follow Katie’s Facebook page here.

    FB name that I liked with is “Ashley Evans.”

  9. I would like to read either of those books! I’m a follower on facebook 🙂

  10. I’ve read some good reviews of both these books so it would be fun to win either one.
    I follow your Facebook page.
    Thanks for giving away these books.

  11. Thanks for stopping by all! Hope you find lots of great prizes to go for in the blog hop. Blessings!

  12. NWB Emily Siess

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Wow, both books sound great! Though I have to admit, I like the second choice better 🙂

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    +1: Follow my Facebook page here.
    +1: Follow Dani’s Facebook page here.
    +1: Follow Katie’s Facebook page here.

    The name I used to like all 3: Annie L

  14. Thanks for the giveaway!
    +1 Liked you on FB
    +1 Liked Dani on FB
    +1 Liked Katie on FB

  15. Sarika Patkotwar June 9, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
    The books seem nice.
    I just follow I Am A Reader Not A Writer on Facebook.
    I follow you on Twitter as @SarikaP8.

  16. Thank you so much!

    +3 for liking all 3 facebook pages with the name Brooke DeSpain

  17. Thank you so much for hosting this AWESOME giveaway! I have my fingers crossed~

    +1: Followed your Facebook page as Lilian Cheng

    +1: Followed Dani’s Facebook page as Lilian Cheng

    +1: Followed Katie’s Facebook page as Lilian Cheng.

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  18. Thank you so much for this giveaway! *fingers crossed*

  19. Thanks for the invite and sharing your books, I have read wildflowers and it is a terrific story. I have liked your FB page also, love to meet new authors so will hop along.
    Paula O(

  20. Both books look great. Thanks!

  21. Both books sound great. Wildflowers for Winter is one of the summer selections for my (local) book club so I would love to get that one!

  22. I have 1 regular entry and one bonus entry for liking your FB page. I would be happy to win either book but prefer Wildflower in Winter. Thank you!

  23. What a fun giveaway hop! Fingers crossed for a copy of “Submerged.” I’m really looking forward to reading it! I “liked” all three FB pages.

  24. Thank you for your kind invitation to the blog hop. Both books sound really wonderful.

  25. Jennifer Middleswarth June 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Both books sound incredible.

    +1 following your Facebook page
    +1 following Dani’s Facebook page
    +1 following Katie’s Facebook page

  26. Heather Murphy June 10, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Both of these books look really good. Congrats Dani and Katie! I have “Liked” all 2 FB pages

  27. Thanks for the giveaway; Submerged sounds awesome! I followed you in Twitter & Pinterest via @iBookChick (BTW- Great boards!)

  28. Andrea Williams June 10, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Great choices of books! Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I am a follower on Facebook 🙂


  30. Great giveaway, thanks! I started following you on Twitter-@janiefreeman1 and Pinterest, I am not on Facebook.

  31. Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to win Submerged!

    +3 I “like” all 3 facebook pages!!

  32. Both books look great! I’m not following both authors on FB – Lori Widdison.


  33. Oops, that was supposed to say I’m noW following both authors… :o)

  34. Both these books sound absolutely amazing, and I’ve got my fingers crossed, hoping to be the lucky person to have to make that tough choice between the two! Thank you SO MUCH for your help in promoting debut authors, for your generosity, for being part of this blog hop, and for this amazing giveaway…

    +1 following your Facebook page
    +1 following Dani’s Facebook page
    +1 following Katie’s Facebook page

    Following as: Hira Hasnain

  35. I was sure I wanted to choose the first one you reviewed, but then I read about the second one. So now I want both! If I had to choose I guess I would say the second one, seeing as I am a midwestern farm girl.

    Liked all FB pages

  36. Wow, both of these books look great! I’m a little late to the game, but thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  37. Thank You so very much for the giveaway!
    Both these books sound awesome 🙂
    I completed all three bonus entries:

    +1: Follow my Facebook page here.
    +1: Follow Dani’s Facebook page here.
    +1: Follow Katie’s Facebook page here.

    My Name On My Facebook is “Marissa Anderson”

    Thank You And Have A Blessed Week,
    Marissa A.

  38. Both books look like great reads!
    Following all 3 on fb
    and following you on pinterest!

  39. Thanks for offering. I’m a facebook fan of all three sites as Katie Amanda.


  40. I followed your blog via email thanks for the giveaway! They both look great!<3

    tobihelton at gmail dot com

    +1 Your FB Page
    +1Dani's FB Page
    +1 Katie's FB Page
    my name will be listed as Tobi (maiden name) Helton

  41. They both sound like great books~but I’d love to read Submerged most. I liked/followed all 3 on Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. Alwasy looking for new books, authors to review and post on my blog. Looking forward to checking out the other links.

  43. thank you for the giveaway! liked your facebook page also Gale Adkins Nelson

  44. Thanks for the giveaway.

  45. Rebecca Wilson June 13, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I love book giveaways! Always looking for something new to read 🙂 I followed all 3 FB pages under Becca Wilson. Thanks again!

  46. Thank you for the giveaway. Both the books sound great.
    I have followed all 3 pages on Facebook. My name on Facebook is: Kelly Caratenuto Reci

    +1: Follow my Facebook page here.
    +1: Follow Dani’s Facebook page here.
    +1: Follow Katie’s Facebook page here.

  47. Both books sound interesting!

    I did all three bonus entries. +3


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