Sunday, February 17, 2019

Win a $100 Amazon gift card from Your Money Geek!

Want to treat yourself to something on Amazon? Check out this $100 Amazon giveaway, brought to you by Your Money Geek.

Your Money Geek is all about having fun and helping you reach your financial goals. Pay down debt, save more money for retirement, and enjoy the good things in life.

 

This giveaway is open worldwide, ending February 28, 2019.
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Win a $100 Amazon gift card with author Case Lane!

Are you the type that prepares for the future? Join me in welcoming Case Lane back to the blog!

Case is a global writer, traveler, entrepreneur, and observer to the future. Her overall theme for writing and entrepreneurship is 'prepare for the future.' In her thought-provoking Life Online book series the majority of people are non-technologists who have to learn to live and manage in a technology-controlled world they do not understand. Case envisions a next century world where the essential battle is between the advancement of technology and the instincts of our basic humanity.

Educated in communications, political science, business, law and economics, Case has lived and worked all over the world, and has been a reporter, diplomat, digital media corporate executive and lawyer. You can find all these influences from her knowledge and experience in the books.


The Life Online Book Series is speculative science fiction for thinking people considering the impact of future technologies. Book #2, The Unbroken Line, is a future tech cyber thriller.

BEYOND THE TIES OF OUR COMMON KINDRED can a digital human be controlling an act of war?

In the near future, the dead live on as virtual holograms interacting with humans through an omnipresent cyber Network. But when undetectable drones suddenly change the outcome of government policies, digital humans become criminal suspects.

The Unbroken Line is a future tech cyber thriller highlighting the battle between the disturbing consequences of humanity’s dependence on programmed machines, and the visionary benefits of the technology. The artificial intelligence providing ongoing contact with the departed could be instigating a terrifying military stand-off between the USA and Russia.

In The Unbroken Line, the war in Cyberspace goes to the edges of the Universe. To prevent a world ending outcome, a global team of diplomats, Intelligence agents and rogue technologists must reverse engineer the error, and avert a war threatening to shatter the stable unity maintained in a world of cyber control.

Care to get to go inside the author's mind? Here are a few interview questions with Case from last time.

What inspires you to write?
I have stories in my head, I always have. And my writing is related to my own experiences and interests. What usually happens is I will start thinking of a scenario. For example, right now there is a lot of discussion about self-driving cars. What about airplanes? Could we get to the point where planes operate without pilots? That led to the premise of my next book in the Life Online series about a plane that goes off the grid. Once I have the general idea I can start writing. At that point, the inspiration is in wanting to get the story completed and out for distribution.

How long does it take you to write a book, on average?
Once I have the story decided and I know when I want to release the book, I set a deadline. When I'm actively writing to hit a deadline, I aim for 5,000 words a day. So the length of time depends on the length of the book. The Life Online books average around 115,000 words each, so about 23 days. But that said, I can edit and re-edit forever. If I do not set deadlines I will keep re-editing, not to change the basic story, but certainly to reset dialogue, or change scenes around. I cannot read my own writing without editing. So without deadlines, I would probably still be working on my first book.

What's the best writing tip you can offer?
Keep writing. Be persistent. Keep at it. I know many people want to write a book so I recommend that you start immediately and write a few words every day until it's done. Because of technology and the ability to access a global market of readers, anyone can publish a book and find enthusiastic readers. And there's a great variety of styles and approaches that people can use. What hasn't changed is the readers' interest in good stories. So don't worry about technique or style or market size or any of that - just get the story together and finish the writing you started.

So who wants to win something?!

Case Lane and I have partnered up to give away a $100 Amazon gift card to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Win a set of rustic wood shelves from Barnwood USA!

Look no further for your shelf needs. Enter the rustic shelf giveaway and you could have two flat shelves hanging on your wall soon!

The giveaway is brought to you by Barnwood USA, who continues to build on a history of creating more than just quality wood products. They invest in the members of their team to develop a company of character.

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This giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Ends on February 17, 2019.
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$40 Amazon gift card and the return of thriller author Luana Ehrlich

Ready for a thrill? Welcome back to the blog, Luana Ehrlich!

Luana is an award-winning author, minister's wife, and former missionary with a passion for spy thrillers and mystery novels. She began writing the Titus Ray Thriller Series when her husband retired from the pastorate.

Now Luana writes from an undisclosed location (I like a good mystery), where she tries to avoid the torture of mundane housework, golf stories, and grocery shopping.


One Night in Tehran is the first book in the Titus Ray series. Who is Titus Ray, you ask?

Titus Ray is a veteran CIA covert intelligence officer who's spent most of his career at the Agency assigned to the Middle East desk. During that time, he's been involved in some of America's most clandestine operations, assignments he's taken in order to keep the nation safe from terrorists or from anyone else out to destroy the "land of the free and the home of the brave."

Learning the truth...
Veteran CIA officer Titus Ray--on the run from the Iranian secret police--finds shelter with a group of Iranian Christians in Tehran. While urging Titus to become a believer in Jesus Christ, they manage to smuggle him out of Iran to freedom in Turkey.

Dealing with the past...
Returning to the States, he discovers his Iranian mission failed because of political infighting within the Agency. In a hot-tempered outburst, he delivers a scathing indictment against the Deputy Director of Operations, and, as a result, the deputy forces Titus to take a year's medical leave in Oklahoma.

Facing the future...
Before leaving Langley, Titus learns he's been targeted by a Hezbollah assassin hired by the Iranians. Now, while trying to figure out what it means to be a follower of Christ, he must decide if the Iranian couple he meets in Norman, Oklahoma has ties to the man who's trying to kill him, and if Nikki Saxon, a local detective with an intriguing past, can be trusted with his secrets.


So who wants the chance to win a prize?

Luana Ehrlich and I have partnered up to give away two things - one lucky Giveaway Guy reader will win a $40 Amazon gift card and another winner will get a paperback copy of One Night in Tehran!


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Amazon gift card and the return of coauthors Jessica Haight & Stephanie Robinson

Up next is a pair of award-winning coauthors - twice the talent and twice the personality. Welcome back to the blog, Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson!

Jessica and Stephanie were award-winning finalists in the 2011 International Book Awards in the Children’s Fiction category and placed 13th in the Children’s Fiction category for the 80th annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition.

Stephanie Robinson (left) and Jessica Haight

Jessica grew up in New England (like me!). She has a deep love of the ocean and a personal desire to experience the four seasons every year. I'm with her - a change in weather and scenery is a good thing.

Stephanie lives with her husband in a quiet town, though not as quaint as Ashpot. She has been a fifth grade teacher for 10+ years and learns something new everyday. I try to do the same thing, even if it's something that may not be that important.

One of their coauthored books is Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library. 11-year-old Fairday Morrow had no clue that moving from Manhattan to the small town of Ashpot, Connecticut, would lead to an unsolved mystery. Watch the book trailer:


Fairday Morrow had no clue that moving from Manhattan to the small town of Ashpot, Connecticut, would lead to an unsolved mystery.

Her parents’ dream of renovating a crumbling Victorian, called the Begonia House, into a bed and breakfast had seemed like treachery at the time.

But Fairday found out that her new house kept secrets, and once inside its twisted front gates, anything was possible.

When mysterious notes start showing up warning that a librarian is in trouble and a bookworm is eating words, Fairday thinks the Begonia House has more skeletons in its closets.

What happens to stories when their words get eaten?


Still curious about the authors? Here are a few interview questions from last time...

What inspires you to write?
Jess: I love stories. Ideas for plots and characters are all around, in every moment. Thinking about scenes from different perspectives sets my imagination free. Linking ideas and working with words is fun!

Stephanie: I always have stories floating around in my mind. It is so much fun to dive deeper into them and bring them to life. Talking about plots and characters with Jess gets me excited to write and create worlds where anything’s possible.


How long does it take you to write a book, on average?
Jess & Stephanie: To flesh out the story and get it on the pages is about 8-12 months. The editing process will add on about 4 months, so a year to a year and a half would be a good estimate for us to complete a book.

What's the best writing tip you can offer?
Jess: Be yourself. It’s important to love what you’re doing and continue to work because you enjoy the process. If you take your projects seriously and make time for them to flourish, you’ll feel your own sense of validation. It’s important to protect creative time and space and keep up the practice- there is no failure or wrong or right in art, it’s all worthwhile, and your skills will develop as you continue to craft your writing.

Stephanie: Write at your own pace and use a process that works for you. It is easy to look at other writers and compare yourself to them. Some people write fast, some are like me, and the pace is a bit slower. That is okay! I appreciate that there are writers who can sit down and type thousands of words. I tend to nitpick over words and sentences. Learning to be comfortable with your process will allow you to enjoy yourself. Don’t lose sight of why you are writing and don’t worry about the rest. Creating stories is fun!


Jessica Haight (left) and Stephanie Robinson

So who wants to win something?! Jessica, Stephanie, and I have partnered up to give away a few items to two lucky Giveaway Guy readers:
  • Winner #1 gets a hardcover bundle of two books:
    • The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow 
    • Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library 
  • Winner #2 gets a $20 Amazon gift card.


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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Win a Layla mattress in the size of your choice!

Who needs a new mattress? Enter the Layla mattress giveaway and you could choose whatever size you want!

The giveaway is brought to you by Tuck, who aims to improve sleep hygiene, health, and wellness through the creation free resources. They've got the largest collection of aggregated data on sleep products on the web.

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This giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Ends on February 6, 2019.
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Friday, January 25, 2019

Win a $100 Athleta gift card from Verday!

For the women who wear athletic clothing, this one's for you. The $100 Athleta giveaway also includes a 1-month supply of Verday Chlorophyll Water, brought to you by Verday.

While it's common to get your chlorophyll from salad or a green juice, Verday Chlorophyll Water is the world's first deliciously refreshing Chlorophyll Water!

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This giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Ends on January 31, 2019.
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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Win a $300 Starbucks gift card from Parkway Plaza!

Coffee drinkers, this one's for you. The $300 Starbucks giveaway is brought to you by Parkway Plaza.

Parkway Plaza in El Cajon, California is your source for shopping, dining, and entertainment for families and friends.

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This giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Ends on January 27, 2019.
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$50 Amazon gift card and paranormal romance author TK Lawyer

Are you fascinated with the strange and unusual?

A romantic by heart, TK Lawyer also has an interest in the strange and unusual. She had never pictured herself as a writer, but sometime in 2011, craving some kind of excitement and adventure, she jotted down a few notes for a book idea and never looked back. 


TK's notes never became a book, but instead she took on subjects as wolf-shifters and angels, creating their worlds and loving every minute of it.

Jasper is book #1 in TK's The Guardian League series.

Tatiana seeks rare, coveted treasure: a strong, loving, committed male she can respect, be proud of and become her full-fledged partner. She has sought this elusive prince among men, her own personal champion but instead found many, many frogs and quite a few toads. Does her hero exist on Earth, or did she miss her opportunity?

Jasper isn’t seeking a mate. His only intention is to rescue Tatiana from a fatal car accident, but he finds himself drawn to her in ways he can’t explain. She’s a rare, precious gem and there’s no turning back for him. He must know her and introduce himself in some sort of “human” fashion, at some sort of “human” event, for he is not of Earth.

Once Tatiana finds out Jasper’s true identity, will she accept and trust him? Will Tatiana allow herself to enter into a permanent, loving relationship with an unearthly but powerful being who only wants to adore and protect her?


So who wants to win something?!

TK Lawyer and I have partnered up to give away a $50 Amazon gift card to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

$60 Amazon gift card & Diana Anderson-Tyler's Petros Chronicles

This author is one of my favorite guests, blending ancient myth and modern culture. Join me in welcoming Diana Anderson-Tyler back to the blog!

Diana's writing journey has proved much more than a transient phase. If you're anything like her, then you've likely discovered that pursuing your passion as an adult is no longer like playing in a sandbox.

Congrats on the release of The Petros Chronicles box set, Diana!


Gone are the care-free, easy-going days of simply devising clever stories or thinking up unique characters and hastily following after them with your pen. Diana's writing has made the beautiful transition from hobby to profession, from curiosity to obsession, from amusement to craft, from passion to purpose.

Diana has come to believe that writers are also warriors. Many giants must be slayed as we strive to share our stories with the world. Many invaders must be routed as we defend the work whose characters, settings, conflicts, and themes keep us up at night.

The Petros Chronicles includes the following books:
  • Moonbow (prequel)
  • Age of the Ashers
  • War of the Ashers
  • Fate of the Ashers

Join Chloe on a quest to discover the long-buried secrets of her family's past, make friends and foes with beings she once thought purely mythical, and do battle against ancient gods before they destroy her kind and take over the world.


So who wants to win something?!

To celebrate the release of The Petros Chronicles box set, Diana Anderson-Tyler and I have partnered up to give away a $60 Amazon gift card to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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Amazon gift card and author Krysten Lindsay Hager's return with a playlist

Join me in welcoming Krysten Lindsay Hager back to the blog! This author feature is going to include something I've never done before - music.

Krysten writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values.

Who would have thought that daydreaming in math class would pay off for Krysten down the road? I can tell you that I paid attention for the most part considering I was going for my math degree! Krysten went a different route...


In True Colors, 13-year-old Landry Albright had friends convince her to enter a modeling competition. Unfortunately, this led to those same friends turning against her and stabbing her in the back. Landry made a number of new friends within the modeling world though, and learned a lot about relationships and trust.

True Colors embraces other issues that young teenage girls deal with as well. Landry's parents had to take jobs in different cities from one another, which caused them to basically live apart. At times, they faced a bit of a parenting power struggle. All of the experiences that Krysten takes Landry and the reader through really help uncover the characters true colors.

Ever created a soundtrack to a book? Think about these songs as the soundtrack to True Colors. It’s a mix of new songs, older ones, ones that spoke to Krysten when she needed them most, and ones she feels will speak to you. Here are just a few of them:

Shake It Off—Taylor Swift
I feel like this song could be an anthem for Landry as she gets ready to do her American Ingénue competition stuff while worried about what people at school will say about her.

Popular Song—MIKA ft. Ariana Grande
This song shows how Landry feels about Arianna and Yasmin and fitting in at school.

Over it—Katharine McPhee
The first time I heard this song was during a reality show where two friends were having a falling out. I think this song sums up Landry thinking about Ericka and Tori and having enough of fake friends.

Friends—Jody Watley Feat. Eric B. & Rakim
The lyrics say it all. The ultimate “frenemies” song. I blast this one when I’m hurt over something a friend has done.

Beautiful—Christina Aguilera
Great song about accepting yourself as you are and seeing the beauty within.


So who wants to win something?!

Krysten Lindsay Hager and I have partnered up to give away a couple items - one lucky Giveaway Guy reader will win a paperback of True Colors and another reader will win a $20 Amazon gift card.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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I'm Seth, owner of the Giveaway Guy blog. I live in the suburbs outside of Boston with my wife and have a career in SEO. I enjoy writing reviews and entering giveaways in my spare time.
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