We are so excited to share this with you! Members of the Phoenix Publishing and Book Promotion Meetup are coming together to celebrate the holiday season by hosting the 12 Days of Christmas Book Giveaway Contest. Starting Saturday, December 13th and going forward each day until Christmas, we’ll give away a book a day by one of our authors. All you need to do is head over to Rafflecopter for each day’s giveaway, read the ways you can enter to win, and take part as often as you wish!
PLEASE NOTE: Each day’s contest runs midnight-to-midnight PST. For instance, the contest for December 13th runs from 12:00 a.m. on 12/13/14 to 12 a.m. on 12/14/14.
Winners will be announced ON THIS PAGE as they are drawn, under the descriptions of each book.
1st Day of Christmas – Saturday, Dec. 13th
Seeing Eye – A Day at the Fair
Rory works as a cheap psychic at a carnival dressed like a Gypsy, lives in a tent with her dog. She’s complicated. She has trust issues. She wants a quiet life, but right now, that isn’t happening. Not only was she just plunged into a vision of murder, she now has to find the killer before the killer finds her, in spite of two Phoenix Police detectives who would like to pin the crime on her. For more info, visit LizMarshall.co.
This contest is closed. The winner is SANDY KLOCINSKI.
Can an aging soldier of fortune outwit his enemies and disappear into comfortable seclusion? Gunrunner Harry Brodick has left a trail of enemies from the Congo and Far East to Europe. He and his Vietnamese wife, Nan, seek an exit from their danger-filled existence and a way to safeguard their child. Their ticket out is one last weapons shipment to underworld kingpin Santos Aguilar. Fashionable ski resort Thunder Ridge is a perfect spot for Harry, Nan, and Santos to plan the deal off the radar, until Santos learns that Harry has drawn attention from international authorities. Santos places a contract on Harry’s life. The Brodick Affair is an international adventure with conspiracies, deception, lust, and murder. Volume I of the Thunder Ridge Trilogy. Learn more: LesBrierfieldAuthor.blogspot.com.
This contest is closed. The winner is KATIE THOMAS.
In 1905 Louisiana, 5-year-old Jonas watches the lynching of his great-grandfather William, a freed slave. The trauma renders Jonas mute for the next decade, until his innate ability to play the piano manifests. Jonas, a musical prodigy, succeeds despite prejudice and drug addiction. Hidden in Jonas’s past is an interracial affair that led to murder. That secret threatens his career, fame, and fortune. The solution to his predicament lies within the walls of his newly acquired mansion, but will the spirit living there allow it? Learn more: E.C. Brierfield
This contest is closed. The winner is AUBRIANNE SCHNEIDERMAN.
Set in a small southeastern Arizona mining town, Arrowstar revolves around the success or failure of Arrowstar Antiques and Star Lance, the woman who owns the shop. Star likes to drive her Jeep in the fast lane, but can she outrun whoever wants a particular item she purchased for her store from the estate of a rumored old-time train robber? Determined to make a go of a new life in a place far from Indiana and reminders of her husband’s untimely death, Star connects with a trio of women who refuse to let her accept defeat. For more info, please visit C.K.ThomasAuthor.blogspot.com.
This contest is closed. The winner is BETH KOZAN.
Mary McEvoy has a career she loves as the Director of the San Ysidro Zoo. Her life changes the day she receives a call from Ermilio Santana, a wild animal wrangler who insists that she must immediately hop a plane to Peru to view a great black panther, “a cat unlike any you – or the world – have ever seen.” Mary convinces her Board of Directors to pay an exorbitant amount to bring the giant panther to her zoo. All goes according to plan, until a small mechanical failure becomes one in a series of events that leads to an unimaginable terror streak that leaves a bloody trail of carnage. For more info, please visit RLeeFlemingAuthor.com.
This contest is closed. The winner is HELEN GOLDMAN.
Doorways to Daily Soul Nurturance contains spiritual guidance and intention for each day of the year. Each message creates a place for your heart and soul to enter into and receive deep nourishment and focus. Turn the rose-colored heart doorknob at each zodiac door and enter into your next season, experience, and process. Through powerful inspirational messages and colorful, free-spirited artwork, Doorways provides a joyous framework to remind us we are all One. Visit PoweredByGenius.com to learn more.
This contest is closed. The winner is DONNA TUCKER.
7th Day of Christmas – Friday, December 19th
Guide to Free Arizona Family History Research
The Guide to Free Arizona Family History Research, by Diana DeLugan, is a basic genealogy guide on how to find your Arizona ancestors. This book helps you discover valuable physical and online resources to build your family tree. You will learn where to search for maps, baptismal records, birth and death records, census, biographies, obituaries, and more. Resources are also excellent for writers of Arizona history. For more info, visit DianaDeLuganAuthor.com.
This contest is closed. The winner is MARCIE HOLTHUS.
Lonnie the Loon Learns to Fly is a picture book about a young loon who thinks it would be fun to change shape like the clouds, blow seeds like the wind, and move in different directions like the river. Lonnie learns important lessons as his mother takes him on a flying adventure. This is a fun story to read aloud to children ages 3 to 6. The book contains interesting facts about the Common Loon. Learn more at RennerWrites.com.
This contest is closed. The winner is JANET MAXWELL.
Bill Leña couldn’t make it in Brooklyn, Nogales, or Tucson. Now, following his uncle’s sudden death, this adobe storefront lawyer must survive a brief stint in the Arizona state legislature, where money talks, craziness stalks, and wingnuts make the law. Though it’s fiction, this book is the perfect gift for students of politics, especially those with an interest in the inner workings of Arizona government. For more info, please visit CactusCaucus.com.
This contest is closed. The winner is KAREN A.G.
Parenting … A Work in Progress offers insightful strategies and humorous stories to guide parents of children, newborn to adolescent. Parenting has always been difficult. Crypts found from the 11th century contain prayers from parents asking for help with their children. Parenting … A Work in Progress can help you guide your children along the rocky road to adulthood. Visit EllenBuikema.com for more info.
This contest is closed. JANICE DALAGER is the winner.
11th Day of Christmas – Tuesday, Dec. 23rd
The Audacious Ladies of La Gran Sorellanza
In K-lee Starland’s powerful debut novel, The Audacious Ladies of La Gran Sorellanza, the lines between family, duty, and honor are dangerously blurred. The 1950s find mafia boss Don Amato Rizoso determined to enter the lucrative human trafficking business. The only thing standing in his way? Loretta, Mary, Doris, Georgiana, Meredith – the wives of Don Amato’s most loyal and effective underlings. In the absence of any federal laws, these five wives are forced to go head-to-head with San Leandro’s most corrupt group of players. But as they fight for vulnerable strangers, the inevitable question arises: will they be able to protect their own families? Visit K-LeeStarland.org for more info.
This contest is closed. The winner is BARBARA RENNER.
Although volunteering has a significant impact on the success and efficacy of our charitable organizations, only a fraction of those capable actually volunteer. If you run a business — or have a family — you may think you’re just too busy, too tired, too overwhelmed to give back. Perhaps you think “giving back” is for do-gooders and completely unrelated to business. But there are many different ways to give back that you may not have considered — activities that can give you a greater sense of purpose, generate great exposure for your business, and help others in a massively impactful way. Sell the book as a fundraiser with YOUR logo on it!
This contest is closed. GARY VANICEK is the winner.
BONUS Christmas Day Giveaway – Thursday, December 25th
Choose any book from the 12 Days of Christmas Book Giveaway Contest
This giveaway is closed. The winners are:
Salam – Arrowstar
Robyn Walsh – Practical Philanthropy
Rajee Panji – The Zoo
Sandra Christine Lopez – Doorways to Daily
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