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Authors in Bloom Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop! The Grand Prize is a Kindle Fire or Nook! And each blogger is giving away her own prize. Because the second book in my Belinda & Bennett mystery series comes out in about a month, I’m giving away a paperback copy of the first book, Cliffhanger!

Here’s how to enter for the Grand Prize and my giveaway:

Enter to Win a Kindle Fire or Nook: By April 19, 2013 at 11:59pm EST, LEAVE A COMMENT WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS on my blog (and any participating blogs) to be entered to win! The hosts of this blog hop will choose a winner from the comments via Rafflecopter. (Visit Dianne Venetta’s site and A Cozy Reader’s Corner for more info.)

Enter to win a paperback copy of Cliffhanger: My contest is International and also runs cliffhanger_kdpthrough April 19 at 11:59pm EST. Fill out the form below to enter. The winner will be chosen at random.org, notified by email, and announced here and on the hop host sites. Here’s how to earn extra entries:

+1 for leaving a comment (if you’re entering for the Kindle Fire/Nook, one comment counts for both)

+1 for subscribing to my email newsletter

+1 for following my blog (see sidebar for options)

+1 for following me on Twitter

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Now for my easy dessert recipe! My mom always made these when I was a kid and I still love making them today. If you make your own pie dough, it’s a good way to use up the scraps!

Sugar ‘n Cinnamon Stickies

Pie dough (rolled out into a rectangle)

2-3 tbsp sugar (add more or less depending on the amount of dough)

1 tbsp cinnamon

1-2 tbsp butter

Roll out the pie dough into a rectangle. Blend the sugar and cinnamon together and spread over the dough. Roll the dough into a log, then slice the log into 1/4″ pieces. Melt the butter in a skillet and place slices face down. Cook until browned evenly on both sides. Best eaten right away!

That’s it for me! Use the list below to keep moving through the hop! Have fun!

Cliffhanger Hits Virtual Shelves & It’s Free Until Nov. 28!

So now that I need to be surgically separated from my computer, the first book in The Belinda and Bennett Mystery Series is finally available as an ebook! I’ve been so excited about this series and anxious to share. I got the idea last winter and it came together so perfectly. I’m madly in love with my characters and I hope you’ll love them too.

Here’s a short blurb to give you a preview of what to expect in Cliffhanger:

Making her grand re-entry into Portside, Rhode Island, Belinda Kittridge expected fun, sun, and sugar cookies.

Instead, she gets one jilted lover braced for round two, an old rival on the hunt, and the murder of a former classmate and friend. Even worse, Belinda must return to the events surrounding a tragic sailing accident to set things right.

But new possibilities emerge in the form of security expert Bennett Tate. Between her connections and his know-how, they’re bound to catch the killer – and kick the skeletons out of the closet for good.

You can download Cliffhanger for free via Smashwords until November 28.

1. Visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/257416

2. Go to checkout and enter code XV92Z

3. Choose your favorite format for popular e-readers (Kindle, Nook) and devices (iPad). PDF and RTF formats are also available.

4. Start reading!

This is an open giveaway, so feel free to share this link and coupon code on your blog and Twitter or just pass it on to fellow readers.

You can also buy Cliffhanger at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

So that’s all for this post. More to come soon!

Happy reading!

Biohazard Ebook Release & Giveaway!

I just released my mystery novella, Biohazard, as an ebook! To celebrate, I’m giving away 3 copies. Starting today through June 10, 2012, you can enter to win 1 of 3 ebook copies. All you have to do is fill out the form below!

Giveaway Details

Enter from June 1-10, 2012. I’m giving away 3 ebook copies in your preferred format (Kindle, Nook, other). There are no requirements to enter, but I do hope you’ll take a few seconds to earn a few extra entries in the contest! Here’s how:

Earn 1 extra entry for following my blog.

Earn 1 extra entry for joining my email newsletter (if you were a subscriber before June 1, you get 5 extra entries).

Earn 1 extra entry for sharing this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, etc. (use the easy share buttons at the end of this post).

Earn 1 extra entry for “liking” this post.

Contest ends June 10 at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be chosen using random.org, notified by June 12, and mentioned right here on my blog.

If you can’t wait for the giveaway, you can buy Biohazard now for $2.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Via Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book » Cozy Wednesday with Ada Madison (Special Giveaway too!)

Welcome to Cozy Wednesday! I found out last year Ada Madison was a pseudonym for Camille Minichino and we connected on Facebook very quickly. What did we do before Facebook and the internet? We would never have gotten to know our favorite authors and the only way we were able to tell them we loved their work was to send them a letter through the publisher. I am so happy to be able to send them messages, email them with questions, or just tweet to the world that we love their books. I am so glad I was able to connect with Camille and find out what a truly special woman she is and I am so happy she could take time to visit here today.

Read the entire post and enter to win The Probability of Murder at Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book » Blog Archive » Cozy Wednesday with Ada Madison (Special Giveaway too!).

Answer a Question, Win an Ebook Copy of The Jester’s Apprentice

This is day four of The Jester’s Apprentice ebook giveaway – just three more days to enter! Each day, I’m posting a simple question related to the book. Everyone who answers the question correctly, wins. How simple is that? Before you get started, you can read the first chapter of Jester’s here.

To enter today’s challenge, read the multiple-choice question below and then follow the instructions afterward to enter and win!

What was King Richard I of England called?

A. the Great

B. the Conqueror

C. the Lionheart

(Hint: this is the King Richard from the Robin Hood legends.)

To enter the challenge, just email me at amydsaunders@gmail.com or leave a comment with the following info:

  • Your answer
  • Name
  • Email address
  • Preferred ebook format: Kindle, EPUB, or PDF

And that’s it! Again, if you get the answer right, you win. Simple as pie.

The Jester’s Apprentice Ebook Giveaway & Snippet

Well, we’re just about half-way through this giveaway, and for today we have a simple question and a snippet from my new mystery novel, The Jester’s Apprentice (where you’ll find the answer).

All you have to do is answer the question correctly to win your own ebook copy of The Jester’s Apprentice. After the question/snippet, you’ll find instructions on how to enter! If you’d like to read the first chapter of Jester’s, click here.

First, the question: What is a squire?

Now for the snippet – and the answer:

Like a ghost floating through the halls, Philippa wandered the rooms and out buildings and gardens early in the morning. She smiled to herself, forced to admit not all the memories were worth forgetting. She and Edric had spent hours talking as they ambled around the estate in the time before and after her marriage to Osbert when Edric was only Osbert’s squire, a knight-in-training. Edric’s company had cushioned the realities of her new life. She was sixteen at the time, a sort of gift to Osbert, her father’s old comrade from the crusade. Nearly ten years had passed since then, but it felt much longer.

Servants acknowledged her silently, the previous night’s fire squashing the merry mood of the wedding. She felt their eyes watch her curiously, perhaps imagining what she thought on her last morning there. She felt oddly solemn for a day she never thought would come. She would no longer flit about that manor, overseeing and directing its goings-on. At least, not as personally as only its owner, but no longer its tenant. She hoped the new mistress of Ainsley would leave with happier feelings.

Enter to win your copy by either emailing me at amydsaunders@gmail.com or leave a comment with the following:

  • Your answer
  • Name
  • Email address
  • Your preferred ebook format: Kindle, EPUB, or PDF

Everyone who answers correctly, wins! See you tomorrow!