Belle Whittington’s Flash Giveaway Blitz!

30 04 2014

I’m hosting a guest post by the lovely and talented Belle Whittington, author of Cicada! So read below to learn how you can win some awesome prizes by helping out an awesome young woman win her own special prize!

Flash Giveaway Blitz

Hi, Lovelies!

When I learned that Olivia had entered to win a van equipped for someone with disabilities, I wanted to help her win.

I immediately knew the right crowd to turn to for help: BOOKWORMS! We book lovers are the warm, deep-hearted sort of folks who love to help others.
So, I thought I’d contact a group of my author and bookworm friends to see if they’d like to help me put together a giveaway to reward you for your efforts in helping us help Olivia win!

The list of booty is growing, and I’ll post changes to the list on the Flash Giveaway Blitz Event Page as more donations pour in from the awesome authors I know and love. Please join the FB event to stay abreast of all the changes.

But, before we get to the rules of the giveaway, I wanted you to meet sweet Olivia. So I did a little interview with her to share with you.

Hi, Olivia! Thank you for joining us and giving us the opportunity to get to know the cutest little cowgirl in Texas! We Bloggers, Readers, and Authors are so honored to have the opportunity to join together to help you in your venture to win this awsome van! If there’s one thing Bookworms know, it’s this: we can do anything we set our minds to doing!

1. Tell us about yourself.  What’s your favorite hobby or occupation?
Well let’s see. I’m 21 years old and I’m a college sophomore at Tyler Junior College. I’ll graduate in August with 2 associate degrees: radio/TV broadcasting and agriculture. I grew up showing livestock mainly lambs and heifers, but I’ve shown goats, horticulture projects and a few home economic projects at the ETX State Fair. I am a motivational speaker and have traveled all over Texas speaking. I’m the evening web producer at KYTX CBS 19 and been working there for almost a month.

2. What’s your college major?  What do you plan to do once you graduate?
At TJC I’m a Radio/TV Broadcasting and Agriculture associate major. At UTT I will be a Multimedia Journalism major with a minor in Terrorism Studies

3. Do you have a favorite hobby?
I love shopping, reading, hanging out with family and friends, traveling and watching movies

4. What’s your favorite type of music?  Favorite band?
Hands down country music. I love Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton, George Strait, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Reba

5. Do you have a favorite book?
I have several. The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Help.

6. Who’s your hero … a person who’s inspired you?
I don’t have just one hero. My style comes from Lilly Pulitzer because her stuff stands out and has that classy feeling. My actions come from Jackie Kennedy, because after all “I’d rather be a Jackie, than a Marilyn.” My attitude comes from other people with disabilities or sickness that can’t get out and so I try to show people that even though I have a disability doesn’t mean I’m helpless. I think sometimes I have a better brain and bigger heart than some normal abled bodies. My Aunt Kristi died in December of 2013 and she fought cancer for so many years and never once gave up. She was such a Godly woman and never lost her faith through her journey. I think that’s where a lot of my fighting will comes from is from people like that.

7. What’s the best thing about being a cowgirl?
My stubbornness and fighting will. I can stand on my own two feet and I don’t rely on anybody but Jesus Christ. I’ve learned a lot of my patience and responsibility from taking care of livestock. I’ve learned about buying and raising an animal, showing and finally selling to go to the market and I make money to purchase another animal. It has taught me all about life and made me the person I am.

8. Is there anything you’d like to say to everyone reading this interview?
Never judge somebody whether they are disabled or not. Go out and chase your dreams no matter how big or crazy it may seem. Also vote for me to help me win this wheelchair accessible vehicle. And THANK YOU for helping me win!

Thanks, Olivia! That was fun getting to know you better!

Now, on to the contest! WOOHOO! There are TONS of AWESOME PRIZES!!!! And it’s EASY TO WIN!

~Belle Whittington, Author

April 22-May 9

The rules are simple:

Go to the RAFFLECOPTER FORM and earn all the entries!

VOTE each day! Don’t forget to DOUBLE YOUR VOTE by answering the daily question.
I’ll post the answer on my FB page, so all you’ll have to do is click a button. ♥

Don’t forget! Each time you vote, screen-shot the confirmation page and post it to Belle’s FB timeline. Your entry won’t count if I don’t get proof you voted. J

Here’s the list of authors and contributors (in no special order). Look at all the cool stuff you can win!:

AMY KESSLER: digital copies of in the light of the moon and dance in the moonlight as well as midnight symphony

NICOLE STOREY: $10 Amazon gift card and a digital copy of Blind Sight

HEATHER LAMB: $15 Amazon gift card and book name is ‘Samuel-the child that wasn’t’ and ‘behind the lace’

ASHLEY NEMER: ebook set of the blood series

MIA BISHOP: digital copy of Waking Up In Bedlam

JERRY HATCHETT: one of my books in a choice of formats, paperback, Kindle, or audiobook

BOOK BOOST PR: $5 Amazon Gift Card

TRACEE FORD: two ebooks: Between Worlds (volume 1), and The Fine Line and Idolum: Visions of the Undone.

RH RAMSEY ISOLA: $10 Amazon Gift Card

ALEXIA PURDY: Dark Faerie tales series ebooks and an audiobook of Reign of Blood

STELLA PINSEN: an e-book

AUTHORS ON THE AIR: For contributions to the participating authors

BELLE WHITTINGTON: Signed paperback of CICADA and FIREFLY, book bag, and SWAG

There are several AWESOME BLOGS to visit during the Flash Giveaway Blitz! Please stop by and show them some bloggy love!

April 22, 2014
Books and Broomsticks

April 23, 2014
Addicted Readers

April 25, 2014
Book Butterfly in Dreamland

April 28, 2014
Author Nicole Storey’s Blog: A Dream within a Dream

April 30, 2014
Between the Lines: A Book Lovers Blog (You are here!)

May 5, 2014
This Redhead Loves Books

May 6, 2014
All for Love of the Word


Long time no post!

27 04 2014

Okay, so I’ll admit I have neglected this little blog for a loooong time, and for that I am story. BUT, I have been insanely busy with work and finishing up edits of my book, so yeah. Good news, I am going to be active again. Bad news, it won’t be as often as it used to be. Maybe a once a week post if I can. Its not just my blogging that’s suffered; even my reading has gone down a lot this year. I started the year off well, but as the months dragged on and work became highly stressful and exhausting, I found myself too tired or emotionally drained to pick up a book.

Summer break starts for me in June, so I’m hoping I can squeeze in more reading and blogging in. I’m also hoping to start the whole crazy process of querying agents for my book.

So wish me luck and I promise to try and pop in more!