Thursday, August 4, 2011

Big Giveaway Bash!

Welcome to my new location! If you, by chance, have my blog in your favorites or bookmarked on your computer, be sure to update it with this new address!

Why did I change? For several different reasons, which I won't bore you with. ;-) One of the main ones is so that, if/when I'm ever published, I'll already have a well-developed site with my name as the url and tons of awesome followers! As I said, there are a few other reasons. Also, I've changed my blogger account name to "Katie McCurdy" now, instead of "Katy". Not a big deal if you forget or mix it up - I've always answered to both. No worries. Just wanted to explain the name change. ;-)

So! What do you think?! I'd love to hear your thoughts! Feel free to chat with me in the comment section! I'm still working on getting out some bugs on my end, but hope it all clears up within a few days. If you have a moment, fill out the poll on the left side of this blog, right above the giveaway links. It is a bit slow at loading up for me, but my internet has been as slow as a snail for the past week, so it might just be me. :-)

Okay! Are y'all ready??


So, let's see what I have set up! As I mentioned before, this is in celebration of my birthday, my blog move, and to say THANK YOU to all my faithful followers! At the other site I accumulated 241 followers. That's just an amazing number and made possible by all y'all who read my posts, leave comments, and encourage me to keep writing. :-) I'm sure I'll drop a few sleepers, but I hope to also gain new people. (If you've just discovered my blog, feel free to say so when entering the giveaway! Welcome, all!)


As I mentioned before, I have three bundles to give away to three individual winners. We'll go from biggest to smallest, here, so let's take a peak at the first bundle!

Giveaway Bundle 1
Surrender the Dawn

Take Two

In the Shadow of Evil

Giveaway Bundle 2
Surrender the Dawn

Love's First Bloom

Giveaway Bundle 3
Surrender the Dawn

Pretty sweet, no?! As you can see, all three winners will get a copy of MaryLu's newest release, Surrender the Dawn. I've read the previous two in the series, and have this one sitting in my tbr pile, and I've got to tell you - MaryLu is good!! :-D Okay, so the way this will go down is as follows...

The winners will be chosen with the aid of The first number I pull gets Giveaway Bundle 1, the second number I pull gets Giveaway Bundle 2, and so forth for the last bundle. Along with these books, the winners can also expect bookmarks to be added before shipping - though what kind of bookmarks will be a surprise.

As I mentioned yesterday, I have a date set in my head, as well as a certain (high) number of entries. Whichever it hits first (the deadline or required entries) is when I will end the giveaway. I thought that would add a bit of fun to the giveaway. So don't delay in entering! :-D

Okay, now to the rules. In order to be entered you MUST be a follower and you MUST leave your email address in your initial entry (like this: accountname(at)place(dot)com). USA only (sorry guys, it gets pricey shipping all this!) Since this is just a big, fun giveaway, the question you have to answer to enter is fun!

Mandatory Entry: 
Answer this question: Who is your favorite author? Which book by them could you say is your favorite.

Extra Entries:
- Grab my new blog button(+1)
- Subscribe by email(+1)
- Spread the word! Post about this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter and leave a link(+2) Special: Tell your friends to mention you sent them. When I see this in a comment, you get two additional entries on top of the two for spreading the word. :-D

Pretty easy and simple, right? Right!  So....get to entering! And feel free to leave any comments and suggestions, I'm still playing around with this site and how the weekly posts are going to go from now on. :-D


Christy said...

Katy, love your new digs! It's always nice to get things organized just the way you want them. :o)

Hmmm....favorite author... Without a doubt, my all-time favorite is Francine Rivers and her book, Redeeming Love. I think that particular book is a favorite for many people. But if you were asking what my current, just-read favorite is, I'd have to say To Die For by Sandra Byrd. Finished that one up earlier this week, and I still can't get over how great it was!

I'm a follower over here now, and am about to grab your button, too. Thanks for the giveaway!! :o)

southernsassythings at gmail dot com

Charity U said...

Katy -- Since I love this spelling, I'll keep calling you that for a while, at least. :)

I only get to choose ONE favorite author? That's nearly impossible. I'm going to say Grace Livingston Hill. My absolute favorite book by her is easy: "Crimson Roses." :) Such a sweet one!

Oh, and I'll just tell you in this entry...I'm having trouble getting your button, because it doesn't have the text box with the code under it. If that gets resolved, I'll definitely put it on my blog!


Charity U said...

I blogged!

Katie McCurdy said...

Christy - Thanks! :-D I know, I had so much fun setting this all up!

Francine River's is pretty popular. I've read the five books she did on the woman in Jesus' line - Tamar, Rahab, Bathsheba, Ruth, and Mary - and liked them!! I haven't read Redeeming Love, though, but I've heard good things about it. :-)

Charity - sure, go right ahead! I answer to both and love both! ;-)

I know! Isn't it hard to name one author?! I haven't read anything by Grace Hill - I'll have to look up Crimson Roses now, though! Sounds neat!

Okay, no problem, Charity. If it works better, I can email you the picture. I don't have the html code for it (hope to sometime soon, though, but idk how to do that yet!). If you do get it posted, just stop by here again and let me know! :-)

Ellyn said...

Happy Birthday, Katie! I hope you have a great celebration full of... well... great books! :D

All right, favorite author. Hmm.... I don't have a lot of favorite authors, per se, I just have favorite series and books.

Currently, I love Suzanne Collins and her Hunger Games, Catherine Fisher and Incarceron, Kenneth Oppel and Airborn, and Scott Westerfeld and Leviathan.

Katie McCurdy said...

Oh, and btw, Christy, I should be getting To Die For in the mail sometime next week. I can't wait for it to come in. It looks good! I noticed you just posted a review on it. I'm going over there right now to read your thoughts, but I saw you gave it 5 stars. Coolio!!

Katie McCurdy said...

Ellyn - Thank you! I started a book today that I've been looking forward to reading, kinda in celebration of my bday. So, ya, its full of great books!!

I've seen Hunger Games around, but haven't looked into it much. Neat. I'll keep those titles in mind!

Wendy said...

I am a follower.
I have MANY favorite authors but one that jumps to mind is Gilbert Morris. I loved his Winslow series and yes I read every one.

Wendy said...

I also subscribe via email.

apple blossom said...

I'd mostly be interested in bundle 1 or 3 because I already have Love's first bloom

I have lots of favorite authors I don't know that I could pick just one.

I am a Janette Oke fan I think I have most all of her books. also a Lauraine Snelling fan have all her dakota serieses. pick a favorite is hard for me. But then again I love Beverly Lewis too so just depends on what I want to read.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

I'm a subscriber

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Casey said...

*not an entry*

LOVE the new look Katie!! So pretty! Very well designed too, if I must say. :)

April W Gardner said...

Gorgeous blog, Katie! I followed and tweeted. How fun!

April W Gardner said...

Forgot to say...My favorite author is K.M.Weiland and her book "Behold the Dawn.

Jessica R. Patch said...

Very cool place, Katy! Katie. Whichever LOL.

Favorite author...that's tough.

I really like Steven James for thrillers, and James Scott Bell.

Romance, that's just too hard! There are so many wonderful authors out there.

Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

Love the new blog, Katy! Everything is so neatly organized and easy to find!

My favorite author is Jan Karon. I LOVE her books. I think my favorite though was her first one, At Home in Mitford.

Thanks for hosting this re-opening giveaway!


Renee Ann said...

Love the new blog! I'm interested in the Robin Carroll book. Please include me. Thanks and blessings!

reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Carrie said...

Love your book giveaways. As for favorite author; Lisa T. Bergren by far! I love her Gifted Series and am anxiously awaiting the release of the third book in her River of Time series. I always love trying new authors though.

happyasalarks (at) yahoo (dot) com

Melanie said...

My favorite author is Brandilyn Collins! I've loved every book that I've read by her (and I've read A LOT). I'm a GFC follower!

frequentreader19 (at) gmail (com)

Eve said...

Happy Birthday, Katie! I wish you all the best in the year to come! :)

My favourite author... hmmm... I'll have to say Chuck Black. In my opinion, his book, Sir Bentley and Holbrook Court, has just the right amount of both romance and action!

I'm an e-mail subscriber!

I have your new blog button on my blog! By the way, you might want to paste this code under the button:

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Just change the "{" into "<", the "}" into ">", the "<" into "&l t; (without the pause)", and the ">" into "&g t; (without the pause)". It'll make the button a whole lot easier to grab! ;)

Love the look of your new blog by the way! :)


Melanie said...

I grabbed your new blog button! You can find it here...Christian Bookshelf Reviews

frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday Katie!

I'm an email subscriber.

frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

ihhcheryl said...

Oh dear - so hard- I have so many favorites depending on the mood that I am in. Like Christy I just finished To Die For" by Sandra Byrd- loved it! I'd have to say that I really enjoy the somewhat controversial, but I feel incredibly talented Ted Dekker and I loved his circle series the best- Black, Red, White and Green. Thanks so much for a wonderful giveaway! ihhcheryk(at)

Katie McCurdy said...

Got you down, Wendy!

Okay, I'll keep that in mind, Apple Blossom! Ohh, i love Lauraine Snelling's War Between the States series (I can't remember the exact series title). I really enjoyed those!!

Case - Alright. Thanks! I really like the new layout, too! I love flowers, soft colors, and just about any shade of brown!! :-)

April - Thank you! Oh, I've never heard of K.M. Weiland. I'll have to go check her out on Amazon!

Jessica - lol! Whichever you prefer to call me, is cool with me! :-D Haha, I know it is! Sorry about that, but I love hearing what everyone's favorite books are. I've never read anything by Steven James, but I plan to next month, when he comes out with his new book The Queen. It looks good!

Katie McCurdy said...

Kate - Awesome! Ya, it's fun starting over and having everything exactly how I like it. Jan Karon..hmm, that sounds familiar, but I've never read anything by her. Neat! Thanks for sharing!

Renee - Will do! If you hop back on, feel free to share your favorite author/book with everyone!

Carrie - OMW! Lisa Bergren is SOOOO amazing! I love her River of Time series, too!!! Awesome series! I haven't read anything else by her except that series, but if I do, I'll have to look into the Gifted series!

Melanie - Brandilyn Collins is a talented writer, I agree! I haven't read every book, but the ones I have read were great! (Thanks for putting my button on your sidebar!)

Eve - Hey there! Thank you for the birthday wishes! Chuck Black is an AMAZING author! I've got every book he's written and LOVE 'em! Yes, he does! Lots of action and just the right amount of romance to make it sweet! *sigh* yes, I love em!

Oh, THANK YOU, Eve, for the html code. I've never learned html and the little I know is what I've finally figured out after hours of looking at all that jumped stuff. I'll go try to stick that on my side bar right now! You're a lifesaver!!

Katie McCurdy said...

Cheryl - Okay, I am hearing SO MUCH about how great Sandra Byrd's To Die For is. Now I can't wait to get it in!!

Ohh, Ted Dekker is a favorite of mine as well! I haven't read his Black, Red, White, and Green series yet, but just about every other one. :-) Have you ever read anything by Frank Peretti? His books are REALLY good, too!

Emma said...

Happy Birthday Katie!Like the new blog.
My favorite author is Debbie Macomber.All of her christmas books.thanks for the chance. augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

Megan said...

My favorite author is Julie Lessman and my favorite of her books is "A Passion Redeemed".

I am a GFC follower.

lovetoread205 [at] gmail [dot] com

Emma said...

I'm an email subscriber.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

Megan said...

I put your button on my blog, Hardcover Feedback.

lovetoread205 [at] gmail [dot] com

Megan said...

I am an email subscriber.

lovetoread205 [at] gmail [dot] com

Amber S. said...

Your new blog looks lovely! :D I love your new background and design. Very nice!



P.S. No need to enter me in any of the giveaways. :) I'm just stopping by to check out your new blog and become a follower!

Katie McCurdy said...

Emma - Thank you! I am really liking this new look, too! :-) I've never heard of Debbie Macomber. That's another author to add to my list of "need to check out".

Megan - Julie Lessman is a talented writer! I just read her first book A Passion Most Pure and really enjoyed it. I've heard A Passion Redeemed as someone else's favorite too. It must be really good! (especially if she can make the reader like Charity. I couldn't stand her in APMP!!)

Megan said...

I blogged about this giveaway! (+2) Here is the link - Giveaway At "Legacy Of A Writer".

Also, I found out about this giveaway from Melanie @ Christian Bookshelf Reviews!

Katie McCurdy said...

Amber - Thank you for stopping by! As soon as I saw this template, I fell in love with it almost instantly. (I just love the flower on the right. So cute and pretty!)

Alrighty. Thanks for the birthday wishes and for following! :-D

Rebecca said...

My favorite author is Jane Austen. My favorite book my her is Pride and Prejudice. Thank you so much for the chance to win any of these packages. They all look great.


Penny Zeller said...

Happy Birthday! I just love your new blog! And, yes, Katie, you will be a multi-published author someday - you have so much talent, so keep up the writing! Great job on getting established with your website and blog beforehand. You're one step ahead of the game. :)

Faye said...

Happy Birthday! I love your new site! My favorite author is Gilbert Morris and my favorite book by him is either, "The Mermaid in the Basement" or "Driven with the Wind"

crazi.swans at gmail dot com

Eve said...

You're welcome, Katie! You know, if you ever need help with your blog design or anything, feel free to contact me. I'll be happy to help! :)

By the way, it seems the code got a little messed up. Mind if I e-mail the exact thing to you? Blogger won't let me post it in a comment.

Sheri Salatin said...

I love your new blog, Katie! I did the same thing and went with my own name too. I love my new blog. I actually find it easier to post on. I updated your link on my favorites and the link in my blog. :) So it's KatIE. ;)

Go ahead and enter me, I'm rooting for package #1. :) Although, I'm never very good as these drawings. Rarely ever win! :o)


Sheri Salatin said...

Okay, and I completely FORGOT to leave my favorite author...
Whew, you certainly don't make this easy.

Hmm, it's a very close tie between Linda Chaikin (Heart of India Series), MaryLu Tyndall (Redemption), Denise Hunter (Mending Places) and Ronie Kendig (Dead Reckoning).

Is it okay to have them all?? :o)

Katie McCurdy said...

Rebecca - Jane Austen is a good choice! I really like P&P, but I think my favorite would have to be S&S. Thanks for entering!

Penny - Thank you! You're confidence and encouragement are such a blessing. Yes, I will be writing, as much as I can! :-D Thanks!

Faye - Thanks! I've seen The Mermaid in the Basement before, but haven't read it yet. It looks good, though!!!

Eve - Alright, wonderful! I've sent you an email. :-)

Sheri - I know! It's so hard to pick a favorite. I'm not strict, and as long as you name some of your top favorites, your in!!! Hope you win something, this time. It's kind of funny, because I seem to go through seasons - sometimes I'll win a few in a row, and then go a few months without winning zip. :-P lol

I've read all three of those authors and liked em! Ronie Kendig's Wolfsbane was awesome! I need to get Dead Reckoning now!! :-)

Alex Anacki said...

My all-time fave author is Andrew Clements. My copy of The School Story (my fave book by him) has become pretty battered over the years, reread after reread after reread.

My email is alexanacki(at)yahoo(dot)com. :)

Hope I win! :D

Hayden said...

My favorite author...I have so many! I love Jane Austen, L.M. Montgomery, and I'm LEARNING to love Charles Dickens :) I doubt I could pick a favorite book! As far as modern authors go, I loved The Apothecary's Daughter and The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen, and A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austen.

my email is hwand94(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Hayden said...

put up your blog button and became a follower!

Katie McCurdy said...

Alex - Hey there! I remember you from NextGen! Glad ya found me! :-) Hmm, Andrew Clement? That's another new one for me! I'll have to go check it out. Thanks for enterin'!

Hayden - Austen, Montgomery, and Dickens are great writers! Ohh and Julie Klassen is really talented. I have The Silent Governess in my tbr pile and look forward to reading it. Oh, I also have A Proper Pursuit, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Cool! Thanks for putting my button on your blog!!

Ann Lee Miller said...

My favorite author is Charles Martin; favorite book, Chasing Fireflies. The guy has everything--gorgeous prose, adventure, romance, characters that stick with you for years.

Thanks for the contest. :) I'm a follower.


Jackie said...

Hi, I love your new blog. It's beautiful.
Brandilyn Collins is my favorite author. I love all of her books, but Eyes Of Elisha is my favorite.
Thanks for having this contest. I clicked to follow, it looks like you following is building nicely.
Thanks again!


Maria Behar said...

Hi, Katy!!! Oh, wow, what a BEAUTIFUL new blog you have!!!!! I mean, I loved your previous one, but this one is even MORE beautiful!! CONGRATS on the new look!! AWESOME!!

Now, of course I'm entering the giveway! But the question you ask is a tough one! I can't say I have ONE favorite author...I have several. In the classics genre, I would have to say Charlotte Bronte, and my favorite book is "Jane Eyre", naturally! In the fantasy genre, it's definitely J.R.R. Tolkien, and my favorite is The Lord of the Rings trilogy. In the YA genre, which in this case includes fantasy & romance, it's most assuredly Lisa Bergren!! I'm now wrapping up "Cascade", which, as you know, is part of The River of Time series, which I adore!! In the YA paranormal genre, it's Stephenie Meyer, and the book is "Twilight", which I absolutely love!! As for Christian books, I haven't read many -- something I intend to rectify -- but I would have to say it's Lloyd C. Douglas, who wrote a very moving, very beautiful novel titled "The Robe". That's my favorite one, although he also wrote another titled "Magnificent Obsession", which I also loved. Both were later made into movies (in the 1950's). The one for "The Robe" did not do the novel justice AT ALL.

Anyway...I could go on and on, but I won't. I'll get carried away! Lol.

My e-mail address is:

Thanks for the TERRIFIC giveaway!!

Jenna Blake Morris said...

Happy late birthday! This isn't an entry, but I thought I'd stop by and tell you your new blog looks great. Good idea on switching over, by the way -- I've wished I made my URL with my name, so I'm curious about how this works out for you. I hope the switch works out well!

Richelle said...

My favorite author? Wow. That's impossible. It varies by the day, and by what genre I feel like reading, and what book I just finished... Luckily my sister is a librarian (yay for the librarians!) and she just gives me awesome lists of books to read when I say "I liked this one!" (Note to all - if you get stuck, just ask a librarian for help. They really do know their books.)

My email is richelle [at] ahlvers [dot] net.

Happy birthday, happy writing, and good luck with the new blog.

Katie McCurdy said...

Ann - I think I have Chasing Fireflies on my Kindle! I'll need to read that sometime soon, since it's a favorite of yours! :-) Thanks for following.

Jackie - Thank you! I'm in love with it, too! lol Brandilyn Collings is an amazing author! Loved her new book, Over the Edge. I haven't read Eyes of Elisha, but now I wanna. Thanks for followin'.

Katie McCurdy said...

Ann - I think I have Chasing Fireflies on my Kindle! I'll need to read that sometime soon, since it's a favorite of yours! :-) Thanks for following.

Jackie - Thank you! I'm in love with it, too! lol Brandilyn Collings is an amazing author! Loved her new book, Over the Edge. I haven't read Eyes of Elisha, but now I wanna.

Katie McCurdy said...

Maria!!! Hey there! So good to see you here. Thanks, girl. I'm loving this new blog, too! :-) Haha, awesome! I know, isn't it a hard one?! But as long as you name a few, you're in. So, no worries.

Okay, what an AWESOME list! Let's see...

Classic - I recently watched a Jane Eyre (Can't remember which year this version was) but I really liked it. Very neat!

Fantasy - Oh really? Cool! I just got the three-movie series for my birthday and am eager to way it! I've heard only good things about it (besides that it's a bit gory. But I'm okay with that. ;-)

YA Genre - Oh. My. Word. YES! Lisa Bergren's River of Time series is totally, completely, and awesomely AMAZING!!!! Love, love, LOVE it!!!

YA Paranormal - I haven't read Twilight, but judging from your blogger profile pic, it wasn't hard to guess! ;-) lol

Christian - I've seen The Robe, but haven't read it yet. I'll have to check it out. Hmm, Magnificent Obsession? Sounds intriguing!

Haha, I know what you mean! I feel like you and I could "talk books" all day long and never get tired!! :-P lol

Again, it's great to see you here!!

Katie McCurdy said...

Jenna - Thank you! I had a wonderful birthday. :-) So far, it's working out good. Taking a while to get my follower number up, but I'm still hopeful. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

Richelle - Haha! Okay, I seriously think you can always tell a true book lover just by asking them who's their favorite author is. If they so "Uhh...just ONE???" then they're a book lover! :-P lol

Ohh, a sister who is a librarian. That's awesome! Neat-o!

Thanks Richelle!!

Jane said...

Oh favorite author? How shall I choose! Actually, you are my favorite author. And my favorite book by you is the one you're working on! But I suppose you'd scold me for "teasing" or whatever you call it when you're too humble to accept the truth. ;)
In that case, my favorite author is probably...umm...Lisa Bergren or Ted Dekker. Both are AWESOME!!

I'm gonna get your button in a minute and I'm a subscriber. :)

Your most loyal fan,

Katie McCurdy said...

Kait - Hey there. I was wondering when you'd find your way here. :-P

LOL! You're such a tweet! Ya, it's kinda hard to have a book your favorite...when it's still not completely written. :-P

Lisa Bergren and Ted Dekker are both awesome! Great picks!

Sheila said...

Great contest! Reading and enjoying "Bound by Guilt" by C.J. Darlington

Sheila said...

Forgot to include email.

true_sheila at yahoo dot com

jdjmcc said...

Congratulations on your move! Jane Austen is still my favorite author and Emma is probably my favorite story of hers! Thanks, Jess

April said...

Your new site is so pretty!! Love the design and layout. So... my favorite author... I can for sure give ONE :D of them- MaryLu Tyndall! The first book I read from her was the best! It's called 'The Falcon and the Sparrow'. MaryLu is able to bring out the best in me as a reader! Her stories are always filled with wonderful heros for sure :D. I would be super excited to read her book, 'Surrender the Dawn'. Thanks for offering this giveaway!
- i am a follower
- apeygirl(at)gmail(dot)com

mamabunny13 said...

I follow you via gfc (mamabunny13)
My favorite author is Charles Dickens. One of my favorite books by him is Oliver Twist.
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

Mozi Esmé said...

Posted about this:

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Mozi Esmé said...

It's much much too hard to pick favorites! :) Karen Kingsbury is definitely a favorite, but I can't pick a favorite book out of all of hers. Richard Mabry is a new favorite. I guess of all meaningful books, My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers is near the top of the list...

Katie McCurdy said...

Sheila - Thanks! Ohh, Bound by Guilt was awesome. One of my favorites! Enjoy!!

Jess - Jane Austen wrote many wonderful books! Emma's your favorite, eh? That's my sisters favorite, too! :-) Thanks for joining in.

April - Thank yo, April! Still working on it, but I like it. :-D I've heard of MaryLu's The Falcon and the Sparrow, but though I have read many by her, I haven't read that one yet. Yes, I gotta agree that she writes some awesome heroes! ;-)

Mama - Charles Dickens is a good one! My favorite by him would have to be A Tale of Two Cities. Oliver Twist is a popular one by him! Thanks for joining in on the giveaway!

Mozi - Thanks for posting about this! Karen Kingsbury, eh? Well then, I hope you win the bundle with her book! :-) I just recently read one by Richard Mabry, and really enjoyed it! My Utmost for His Highest is a new one for me, though I've heard of the author. Neat!! :-)

jacque said...

What a lovely blog! Nice move.
My new favorite author is a debut author this year and actually her book isn't even out yet...just reviewed it. But Jennifer Rogers Spinoli and the name of the book is Southern Fried Sushi..a really fun read!

Jo said...

Love your new website. My favorite author is Neta Jackson. Not sure what my favorite book is since it seems like I have enjoyed all of them.


Melissa said...

One of my favorite authors is Terri Blackstock. I loved the "Restoration" series!

bookcrazy124 {at} gmail {dot} com

Melissa said...

I'm an email subscriber.


also, I found out about this giveaway from Megan's blog, Hardcover Feedback.

Melissa said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.!/Melissa_124/status/103122217537253376


Bookworm said...

Love the new blog:)

My favorite author has to be Robin Jones Gunn because I LOVE her Christy Miller series.

ccbookworm24_7 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tamera Westhoff said...

I'm new here! My favorite author is Janette Rallison/Sierra St. James, although Shannon Hale and Josi Kilpack are a close second!

ilovemeinekinder at yahoo (dot) com

Katie McCurdy said...

Jacque - Thank you! Hmm, Southern Fried Sushi, eh? Sounds neat! Thanks for entering!

Jo - Neta Jackson. She's new to me. I'll definitely look her up!

Melissa - I've heard a lot of good things about Terri, and even have some of her books sitting in my TBR pile. Neat! Thanks for the tweet!

Bookworm - I've only read the book Robin co-authored with Tricia Goyer, Praying for Your Future Husband, but it was amazing. Neat!

Tamera - Thanks for all those names. I'll be checking em out! Shannon Hale sounds kinda familiar... Thanks for following!

Judy said...

It's hard to pick a favorite book but since I have to for this contest it is one that I have read this summer. "People of the Book" by Kathi Macias. Her "Red Ink" is a close second.

I am a follower and subscriber of this blog.

I am posting this on FB too!

Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!


Katie McCurdy said...

Judy - Kathi Macias is a very talented author. I've read several of her books and have Red Ink sitting in my tbr pile at the moment. I look forward to diving into it.

Awesome! Thanks for following and spreading the news!

Anne Payne said...

Depending on what genre I'm reading dictates who my favorite author is. BUT, I LOVE Ronie Kendig's Rapid Fire Fiction writing and her Discarded Heroes military suspense series!!!

I'm a follower.

I'm an Email subscriber.

I have your new blog button on my book blog.

Posting on FB.

Love the new look of your blog. It's beautiful!


Leah said...

Hey Katie!
I love your new blog!

Oh man!! My favorite author!?
That is so hard to say I have so many!!;)

Probably Mary Connealy. And Doctor in Petticoats..
But I also love Deeanne Gist, Jenny B Jones, Lisa T Bergren and like 20 others!!

Katie McCurdy said...

Anne - OMW! You are speaking my language, Anne! Ronie Kendig's The Discarded Hero series is SOOOO awesome! Loved each and every one! Yes, she sure can write that Rapid-Fire Fiction!!

Leah - Thank you! I know, it always is hard to pin down one! Ohh, all the ones you've named are really good! Lisa Bergren's River of Time series is a BIG favorite of mine!

wfnren said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I am now following you, grabbed your button for my blog ( and shared your link on FB.


Katie McCurdy said...

Wfnren - Gotcha down. Thanks for grabbing my blog button and sharing the link. That's awesome! :-D

Anonymous said...

I will say Terri Blackstock but if you ask tomorrow I may say something different. My goal in reading is to read 20 books a month. Is hard to pick a favorite. Every book by her I will say is a favorite and the next one I read will then become the favorite. I have never read one of hers I didn't like.

Anonymous said...

I subscribe by email.

Having trouble with my Google account so entering under Anonymous

Katie McCurdy said...

yButler - I just got a book from Terri Blackstock that I am excited about reading. Awesome goal you have there, by the way! I've tried reaching that goal, but only made it once or twice, lol!

Well that's awesome! I love authors that you can always count on to give you great fiction!

Thanks for letting me know you're under "Anonymous"! :-)

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