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Today as part of Day 4 #ArmchairBEA Participating Bloggers are throwing their own batch of giveaways – I am doing 2 General Fiction and Christian Fiction. Each giveaway will be a separate post I will link to the other post at the end of this one.
There will be 3 winners for each giveaway and you will have your choice of four books. You may enter both giveaways but may only win one. Due to costs of Postage these giveaways are open to US mailing addresses only. However, in order to allow for International Participants, I will offer the option of a $15 Book Depository “Mystery Book” from your choice of fiction genres based on the Giveaway you win. Caveat is Book Depository must ship to your country for you to be eligible.
So for International Entrants ONLY instead of specifying your book choices specify the Genre you prefer and 3-5 titles within that Genre for me to pick from at Book Depository.
The Rafflecopter went live a few hours early somehow the kinks with adjusting the start date got fixed this afternoon/evening so you’ve still got until it closes Midnight the 22nd to enter.
US Mailing Address for the listed books.
INTL Entrants must designate their Fiction Genre of Choice and live in a country that Book Depository ships to.
Must be 18 years or over or have legal guardian’s permission to enter due to required information to receive prize.
There will be 3 winners including up to 1 INTL Winner. Winners are chosen Randomly by Rafflecopter/Random.org so just because there may be INTL entrants and is an INTL prize option doesn’t guarantee an INTL winner will be chosen.
You must reply to the notification email within 48hours or a new winner will be chosen.
Here are your choices for Christian Fiction for US Entrants:Awaken My Heart by DiAnn Mills
Published by Avon Inspire on February 5th 2008ISBN: 0061376019
1803, the colony of Texas Marianne Phillips, the daughter of a wealthy rancher, has never agreed with her father's harsh treatment of the poor mestizos who first inhabited the colony of Texas. When rebels kidnap Marianne, in hopes her father will trade back their land for her freedom, she realizes her loyalty lies with her abductors, not her father, who plans to marry her off to the don of a nearby estate.
Armando Garcia is the locals' reluctant leader, but his people revere and depend on him. Knowing that without his leadership they'd be forced from their land, Armando accepts his role, but does not approve of the latest attempt to manipulate their enemy. When he learns that Marianne actually speaks his language, of her loyalty to his people, and of the faith that keeps her strong, Armando is faced with a difficult decision. Will his newfound love keep him from letting her go? Or will he set her free and risk losing their land forever?
The River Rose (Water Wheel #2) by Gilbert Morris
Published by B&H Books on June 15th 2012ISBN: 1433673215
Life hasn’t been easy for Jeanne Bettencourt, a widow approaching thirty and struggling to provide for her eight-year-old daughter. But hope arrives in the form of the Helena Rose, a steamboat she unexpectedly inherits from a distant, departed relative. Jeanne’s father had captained a similar vessel and taught her how to pilot a steamer along the banks of Memphis. She’s looking forward to a renewed livelihood on the mighty Mississippi.
However, as plans are made, news comes of another heir to the Helena Rose - a tough man named Clint Hardin - and a clause in the will that says claimants of the estate must live aboard the boat. Jeanne, a Christian woman, makes it clear she won’t stay with a man who is not her husband. But both are desperate for work, so they agree to keep their distance as Clint occupies the lower deck and Jeanne takes the captain’s quarters.
As they restore the Helena Rose, the slowly softening Clint becomes attracted to Jeanne - who is now being courted by a wealthy plantation owner. With her family and future at stake, the desires of Jeanne’s heart are duly complex. Only her simple faith can navigate her through what’s about to happen.
This choice you can choose the ARC or regular finished copy of the book and either copy you will also get an excerpt from the Graphic Novel of the book
Powers by John B. Olson
Published by B&H Books on December 1st 2009ISBN: 0805447350
“Bury me standing. I must be buried standing.”Powers, the follow-up to John Olson’s Shade , introduces a sheltered Gypsy girl named Mariutza. Her grandfather utters a mysterious last request before dying in her arms after being shot by ten cloaked men.Those same men die before her eyes, but strange powers continue to pursue Mari through the swamps of southern Louisiana where she has always hidden from “the Badness.”The whole world seems to join in the chase—helicopters, soldiers, government agents, and the police are all trying to kill her. Mari’s only hope of survival is to find Jaazaniah the Prophet, the mythical hero of her grandfather’s bedtime stories. But she has never been outside the swamp or known other humans besides her grandfather and one teacher. How can this lone girl survive the bewildering world of men long enough to find a prophet who might not even exist?
This choice you can choose the ARC or regular finished copy of the book
The Confirmation by Ralph Reed
Published by Fidelis on September 15th 2010ISBN: 1433669242
Newly elected U.S. president Bob Long is weighing reports of nuclear weapons in Iran when he learns Justice Peter Corbin Franklin, 86-year-old liberal conscience of the Supreme Court, has suffered a massive stroke. With pressing same-sex marriage and abortion laws as well as a huge antitrust case on the court's docket, the door is open for Long to appoint a conservative replacement, repaying the twenty-one million evangelicals who voted for him.
But it won't be that easy. Long suffers a series of political missteps while his court nominee, Marco Diaz, endures vicious character accusations in the media for his religious beliefs and rumors of a tragic past.
Meanwhile, terrorists in Iran have hijacked more nuclear materials and are threatening to bomb a major city if the U.S. or Israel attacks. Chaos reigns in the nation's capitol . . .
Praise for The Confirmation:"A roller coaster ride of a political thriller. You won't be able to put it down."
Mark R. Levin, nationally syndicated radio hostNew York Times best-selling author of Liberty and Tyranny"As a participant in Supreme Court confirmations as a member of the United States Senate, I know The Confirmation weaves a tale that, while fictional, is true. Ralph Reed shines a bright light on the backroom deals, special-interest-group pleading and the politics of personal destruction that plague judicial confirmations, but he does so in a way that is ultimately hopeful and inspiring."Rick Santorum, former U.S. Senator (R-PA)
“If you think ‘it can’t happen here,’ then don’t read this book. The Confirmation reminds me of the old dramas which concluded by stating, ‘Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.’
The Confirmation is only part fiction---the issues are as real as a massive heart attack.”
John Ashcroft, U.S. Attorney General, 2001-2005
For the General Fiction Giveaway go HERE
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