Thursday, July 25, 2013

Christmas in July Giveaway

I'm a Christmas fanatic. I'm that girl who is thrilled to see holiday merchandise hitting the stores in August and September...my tree goes up before Thanksgiving and doesn't come down until mid to late January. It's the happiest, most beautiful time of the year and each year I intend to enjoy each and every moment of it for as long as I possibly can. (Five months from today...squeee!!!)

On the other hand, I despise summer. I hate heat, humidity, and summer storms. Therefore I'm always excited when Christmas in July events start taking shape. So I decided to get in the spirit and create my own Christmas in July Giveaway this year.

I've cleaned 10 books off my bookshelves and divided them into 3 different lots: mystery, historical romance, and Christian fiction. These books are a mixture of hardcovers, paperbacks, and review copies. Just leave a comment with your email address and tell me which lot you want to win. Earn an extra entry by sharing the giveaway on your favorite social media channel...just tell me in a separate comment that you did. (US entries only, ending 7/31/13)

Mystery Lot
Assaulted Pretzel Death Rides Again (Jocelyn Shore Series#3) You Cannoli Die Once Sweet Tea Revenge (Tea Shop Series #14)

Historical Romance Lot
Seven Nights to Forever Pieces of Sky 

Christian Fiction Lot
A Claim of Her Own Love on a Dime A Vote of Confidence (Sisters of Bethlehem Springs Series #1)

71 comments:

Marlene Breakfield said...

I agree about the summer heat. I would pick the romance books. Thanks for the giveaway.
marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marlene Breakfield said...

Tweeted https://twitter.com/mbreakfield/status/360261742749679616
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Bea said...

I'm interested in the mystery books.

beasbooknook at gmail dot com

NoraA said...
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NoraA said...

Ok, you wanted this in a separate post. I shared on Twitter and FaceBook.

https://twitter.com/NoraAdrienne/status/360282059056496640

https://www.facebook.com/noraadrienne

NoraA said...

I'd like the mystery pack please. I love cozy mysteries, and would especially love to win that particular package. I've read a few of the books (borrowed from the NY public library) but would really love to own them.

NoraAdrienne(at)gmail(dot)com

Michstjame said...

Loves Christmas and hates heat and humidity--nice to "meet" a kindred spirit! Thanks for the fun giveaway--I would love to win the mysteries.

michstjame at gmail dot com

Acemommy said...

I would love to win the mystery lot!

sarah2323 at gmail dot come

maudemaxine@gmail.co, said...

Oh melissa, this is great. I would love to have the Christian Fiction Lot. Thanks a lot. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

Ingeborg said...

I would love the Mystery Lot.

Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

I would love the Mystery lot

yenastone at aol dot com

Thanks for this great giveaway

Carol N Wong said...

I am in Texas, our heat is terrible! The elevator is here is broken so this giveaway soothes!

I would love the Mystery Lot the most-haven't read any of them!!!!


CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

http://t.co/g7wWp7GDYe I tweeted!

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Anita Yancey said...

I would love to win the Mystery Lot. Thanks for having this giveaway.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

tinatre said...

The mystery lot would be awesome!!

tinatre at msn dot com

Marsha Bachmeier said...

I'm all about Mystery! :)

kidisitor@yahoo.com

Bella said...

I'm not entering Melissa, but I completely agree with you. I put up with 25+ summers in Australia and they nearly killed me. I love the mild summer we have in Canada, usually just one or two warmer days and that's it. Bring on winter AND SNOW! :)

traveler said...

thanks for this chance. The romance lot would be great. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Marsha Bachmeier said...

Retweeted your post on Twitter! ;-)

petite said...

The mystery lot looks fabulous. thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

skkorman said...

I would love to have the mystery lot—thanks for the opportunity to win these books!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

skkorman said...

I shared this giveaway on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheila.korman/posts/10201432997607872

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Anonymous said...

I would love the mystery lot.

nlb1050@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I posted on Facebook.

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Pamela Hargraves said...

I would love the mystery lot.

Pamela Hargraves said...

I also shared this on fb

bookcharmer said...

Would love to win the Mystery Lot!
bookcharmer06@gmail.com

bookcharmer said...

Shared this on Facebook!
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rondanoh said...

r_morhaime@hotmail.com...I would love to win the Mystery Lot...love the blog.

rondanoh said...

r_morhaime@hotmail.com...shared on FB

Ann Mettert said...

Hard to choose but I will go with the Mysteries. :)

I shared on FB (Ann Mettert and A Prairie Girl Reads shared a link.)

Ann Mettert
pmettert@yahoo.com

Katreader said...

I'd kill for the mystery set! (Although I'd be happy with the historicals as well.

I am not a fan of the summer. I don't do well in the heat and humidity and thank God for central air! Also, since I've gained weight I prefer bundling my clothes! I love Christmas and always keep my tree up past Epiphany, however, I don't like to start decorating before Thanksgiving. Fall is my favorite time of the year and I like to celebrate Autumn holidays before Christmas.

cozyupwithkathy@gmail.com

kiki w said...

Thanks for a great giveaway. I would love to win the mystery books.

xzjh04@gmail(dot)com

Debbie S said...

I would love the mystery, I work in retail and we're getting Halloween now, so Christmas is right around the corner. momzillasteel at gmail dot com

kiki w said...

I shared on Facebook.

xzjh04@gmail(dot)com

Katreader said...

I tweeted about this Giveaway: https://twitter.com/KatreaderKJK/status/360513006121123840.

I also shared it on my Cozy Up With Kathy Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CozyUpWithKathy

KKAT said...

I would love the mystery bundle.
kkat.edwards@gmail(dot)com

Susan said...

Love The Holiday Chaos...And VT has been abnormally Hot...Waiting For Fall/Winter. The Mystery Bundle Thanks
Susan.... VTCOZY@Yahoo.com Sharing on Twitter

Donna E said...

I would like any of the selections -- but my first choice is the mystery. The Christian Fiction would probably be my 2nd choice. But in no way can I say *last* choice for the romance. :)

I much prefer the heat of summer over the cold of winter -- cold hurts. But I stay inside most of the time anyway, and the Air Conditioning in the summer almost gets too much too! I wear a sweater almost as much in summer as I do in Spring or Fall. Now I must admit I don't like the humidity!

donna(dot)durnell(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Donna E said...

Shared the link via A Prairie Girl Reads since that's what sent me here in the first place. It is on my facebook timeline.

I don't twitter so can't do it there.

donna(dot)durnell(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Susan P said...

I do the same thing with my Christmas tree! :) I feel just like you about the heat and then love of Christmas season.
I would love the Christian Fiction as a first choice and then historical romance as a second choice. :)
farmygirl at hotmail dot com

Sue said...

I'm in Minnesota and they say our temp will be in the 60's tomorrow---the heat is gone!! I'd pick the mystery bundle.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Janice said...

I'm not entering. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog, and I agree with you completely about summer. However, when mentioned at work how I can't wait for Labor Day, the Halloween, football, colorful leaves, Thanksgiving and Christmas (and snow) I was met with disbelief. No one there thinks there is any one else in the world who would agree with this. I'm even too hot to cross stitch (my favorite hobby after reading). At least I enjoyed last week when the Hallmark channel ran an entire weekend of Christmas movies. I loved it!

Angela Holland said...

That is a hard choice to pick which lot to win as they all look good. But I am going with the mystery lot. Thank you for the chance to win.

griperang at embarqmail dot com

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

I would love the mystery lot! Thnk you for the chance to win! tiggedy2@aol.com

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

Shared on FB and Twitter! tiggedy2@aol.com

Wendy Newcomb said...

Thank you for hosting this contest, I'll go with the MYSTERY LOT since I already have all three in the Christian Fiction Lot.

wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

katsrus said...

My favorite are the mystery books but; I would love any of them. Thanks for the giveaway.
Sue B
katsrus(at)gmail(dot)

katsrus said...

I shared on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/sbrandes

Sue B
katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

Lesa Neace said...

Mystery lot, please! My favorite!

DelAnne said...

I would love the mystery lot. Thank you for your Christmas In July. A beautiful time of year. Only a few more months and Autumn weather is here.

Martha said...

Let's go for the mystery lot!

SandyG265 said...

I love mysteries.
sgiden at verizon.net

Linda Rima said...

Would love the mystery lot.
Tennisace50(at)yahoo(dot)com
Thanks

Elaine Klingbeil said...

Oh, wow! I would love either the mystery or the Christian set. Make it the...Christian, uh, no, the mystery. Yeah the mystery set. No, wait, the Christian set. Yeah, I think the Christian set.

I totally agree with you on the Christmas thing and the heat and the winter and hate the heat and love the Christmas. Our church had Christmas in July on Sunday and we got to sing Christmas carols and everything. I kept imagining that the church was decorated like at Christmas time. Nice!

ElaineE246 at msn.com

Elaine Klingbeil said...

I shared on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/elainee6

Barbara Thompson said...

I live in Louisiana, so it's not only hot but we have high humidity. Love the air conditioning. I would like mystery books bundle. Thank you for sharing and entering me in your giveaway.
Barbara Thompson
barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

Barbara Thompson said...

I shared on Facebook and Twitter!

Barbara Thompson
barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

Deb Forbes said...

Mystery bundle would be great thanks
Deb lhxp73@yahoo.com

catslady said...

I love Christmas in July :) I would pick the historicals first and the mysteries second! I am going to share this on my FB page under Jeanne Sheats - thanks for the chance.

holdenj said...

I would be interested in the mystery lot! Our summer has been one of extremes--from the heat to possible record low high temps this weekend! Thanks!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

AngelWinner said...

Christian Fiction Lot

Nancy said...

I'd love the mystery set ! Try to think cool thoughts, everyone!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Amanda Ray said...

I'd love to have the mystery lot!
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
luvs2read4fun(at)gmail(dot)com

gamblinggal said...

I am a sucker for mysteries and the books on the giveaway look very very good!!!

cyn209 said...

what a nice giveaway!!!
i would like to be entered for the Mystery Lot!!!!

thank you!!

cyn209 at juno dot com

cyn209 said...

i shared this giveaway on my FB wall: www.facebook.com/cyn209

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Melinda Dartmann said...

I would love the Historical Romance Lot!

Thank You!

steelstammy@excite.com

Unknown said...

Please consider me for the mystery group libbydodd@comcast.net

Unknown said...

Please consider me for the mystery group libbydodd@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win the mysteries! synerjay@atlanticbb.net