Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Children's Book Charity Event and Giveaway

Did you read as a child? Do you buy books for your children/grandchildren?  My answer is yes but I know that many would answer no to the above questions. Not because they don't want to but because they can't. There are so many children who don't have books and even when they go to school there are no books that are age appropriate or no books at all. Once a classroom of children was asked to bring in a book from home, 3 children brought the phone book because it was the only book they had in the house. This saddens me and because of that I have joined forces with some amazing authors and fellow bloggers in an effort to give more children the opportunity to read.

Please take a look at First Book

This is an organization that provides low income families and school systems with age appropriate books. They have provided more then 85 million free and low cost books to thousands of communities.

Below are the authors/bloggers who were generous enough to donate to this cause

Debra Webb
Jennifer Haymore
Cathryn Fox
Lisa Renee Jones
Cynthia Eden
Caridad Pineiro
Nikki Duncan
Shayla Black/Shelly Bradley
Melissa Schroeder
Karin Tabke aka Harlow
Erin Nicholas
Literary Escapism 
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Scroll down to find out what is up for grabs...

Grand Prize: 
Cynthia Eden: Angel of Darkness 
Jennifer Haymore: Confessions of an Improper Bride 
Cathryn Fox: Aluring Tales 1&2 ~ Swag 
Shayla Black: Tempt Me with Darkness
Lisa Renee Jones: UK English copy of Santa Baby
Karin Tabke: The Hard Stuff
Debra Webb: Dirty
Melissa Schroeder: Grace Under Pressure and Swag

1st Place 
Cynthia Eden: Never Cry Wolf 
Shayla Black:  Entice Me at Twilight
Jennifer Haymore: A Hint of Wicked, A Touch of Scandal, A Season of Seduction (signed) 
Lisa Renee Jones:  US Copy of Santa Baby 
Karin Tabke/Harlow: Italian Stallions
Literary Escapism: Uncertain Allies by Mark del Franco - Swag 

2nd Place:
Lisa Renee Jones: Texas Hotzone Trilogy 
Cynthia Eden: The Naughty List 
Debra Webb: Obsission (e-book)
Literary Escapism: The Good, The Bad, and The Uncanny by Simon R Green

3rd Place:
Nikki Duncan: Sensory Ops 1&2 (2 e-books) 
Cynthia Eden: Belong to the Night   
Erin Nicholas: Just Right, Book Thong, B&B Stuff, and Swag

4th Place:
Debra Webb: Classified and Decoded 
Caridad Pineiro: Sins of Flesh, Stronger then Sin, LOST T-shirt, Swag
Guilty Pleasures: $5 Amazon GC

5th Place:
Karin Tabke/Harlow: What You Can't See
Lisa Renee Jones: Naughty Bits
Guilty Pleasures: $5 Amazon GC

For a chance to win one of these amazing prize packages all you have to do one or both of the things below...

1) Follow this link and donate any amount to this cause. For every $1 you donate you get an entry. 
*** 95 cents of every dollar goes directly to First Book's mission and makes it possible for them  to reach more children with more wonderful new books
** Once you have made a donation, forward your receipt to
***Check for a receipt before closing donation page. If you do not receive a receipt, check your spam folder, otherwise copy and paste final donation page into email
** Please be sure that I can link your screen name, real name, and email together ~ if I am not able to tell who you are, your entry will not count
** Comment below with your email address and tell me you donated so I can look for your donation amount
** No email address ~ no entry ~ I need to be able to contact you if you win


2) If you are unable to problem. Comment below and tell me you did one or more of the following things and I will enter you into the contest.
~ post on FB, Twitter, Blog (post links in comment, 1 entry per share)
~ Follow my blog (just tell me you are a follower, current or new, 1 entry)
~ Post button on your blog: 

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Thank you so much for being a part of this. It is much appreciated. You have made a child very happy this holiday season!

Happy Holidays to all!!! 

Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law


  1. what a great idea. Thank you! I made a donation for this good cause.

    Eileen R

  2. Unfortunately I don't have any money to spare. I live on a fixed income from SS. I did however post a link on my blog. I also Tweeted and shared on Facebook for you. Good Luck and I hope this helps to at least spread the word around for you.

  3. Thank you Terry. I understand and am happy that you are helping me spread the word. I will enter you a few times for you help. Thanks so much!

  4. Great giveaway for a great cause!!

    New follower - Under the Covers

    alltherhage AT gmail DOT com

  5. Donated $ without books is a sad thing! Reading was a passion of mine as a kid and still is today!!!

  6. Also...

    Posted on facebook:

    Tweeted it:!/WakeAngel79/status/145591514217713664

    And I am a new blog follower!:-)

  7. I am a current follower

    I posted it on FB and tweeted it but can't figure out how to get you the url. Sorry....

  8. I just sent my receipt - I'll Twitter & FB/share this too.
    Reading is so important - every effort should be made to help kids succeed & have the joy of reading in their lives.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  9. Hey, that's a great giveaway for the holidays!

    I'm a new follower, and I've shared the giveaway here:!/CYPyeti/status/150063263701417984!/permalink.php?story_fbid=137538646357726&id=266372250057160

    Thanks for the giveaway, and happy holidays!

    cypsays_hi at


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