Monday, February 10, 2014

A Contest, Survey, Cover Reveal, & Spotlight - Whew!

There's a lot happening here today. We're in the middle of my Third Annual Alliteration Contest! I'm making it easy to enter through Rafflecopter, but there has been a little confusion. Please make sure you submit your alliteration in the blog comment box.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hey, could you do me the favor of voting on your favorite blurb for Bishop Stories? This is for the cover letter that goes with my submission. The purpose of a blurb is to grab your interest and compel you to want to know more. In fact, that is the content of 2 quick questions in the following survey. Please take 10 seconds to give me your feedback on blurbs #1, #2, and #3. Thanks!
Blurb #1:
Think you know your bishop? Delve into Bishop Stories for a glimpse at both common and unique situations in the life of an LDS bishop. These stories testify that imperfect men are chosen by God to further His kingdom on earth. Not only do they impact lives for the better, these men become refined in the process. Increase your knowledge about and gratitude for bishops through the amusing and inspirational stories they tell.
Blurb #2:
Think you know what it's like to be a bishop? Delve into Bishop Stories and find heartwarming accounts that may surprise you. Increase your knowledge about and gratitude for bishops through the amusing and inspirational stories they tell.
Blurb #3:
Every Latter-day-saint is connected to a bishop. Bishop Stories is a heart-warming collection of amusing and inspirational stories about or from these imperfect men of God. The stories they tell may surprise you.
Click here to take survey  Your feedback is valuable to me! If you wish, leave additional comments below.

Ta-da! Author Danyelle Ferguson is revealing her cover for her latest novel, Sweet Confections today. 

Book Blurb:
According to Rachel Marconi chocolate heals all wounds. That and throwing darts at pictures of her ex-boyfriend. Burned by yet another bad relationship, Rachel decides to reprioritize her life, putting her dream to compete on a  Food Network Challenge on the top of her list and dating at the bottom crossed out in red sharpie.
But what's a girl to do when a certain sexy guy keeps asking her out?
Cue in Graydon Green, a former pro hockey player turned restaurant owner. After a lot of persistent and humorous teasing, he finally convinces Rachel to commit to a date. Just when things begin to warm up, threatening notes directed at Rachel arrive. When her bakery is vandalized, Graydon's protective streak goes on red alert. Is it her obsessive ex-boyfriend stalking her? Or maybe a challenger trying to sabotage the competition?
Either way, Rachel is definitely going to need more chocolate - perhaps drizzled over ice cream and devil's food cake.
About the Author
Danyelle Ferguson is a thirty-something mom with the heart of a college student obsessed with chocolate and yearning for the thrill of romance. In her day job, she does a juggling act trying to cram in her writing deadlines between the never-ending laundry pile and constant calls for mom. You can find out more about Danyelle via the web:
Twitter: @DanyelleTweets
I've included her Rafflecopter giveaway Here:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The new-to-me blog of the week spotlight goes to The Stubby Pencil. Here you will find book tours, blasts, or reviews of clean (think PG) books and writing tips. Hmm. Sounds a lot like this blog. I like it already. Writers and readers should give this site a look. Love the memorabilia photo. Host Mary Ann is working toward publication and especially loves to write historical fiction.


Danyelle Ferguson said...

Thank you so much for helping with my cover reveal, Renae. You are awesome!

Renae Mackley said...

My pleasure, Danyelle.

Lisa Swinton said...

It all looks fabulous!

Renae Mackley said...

I'm signed in for Regena Garfield, who can't access my blog. Her alliteration: Lacy Lou likes licking licorice lollipops as Larry laces long leather laces on Landon's long leggings.