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Monday, February 21, 2011

New giveaway! Win an all expense paid Florida vacation that includes a Caribbean Cruise to the Bahamas!

Buy one of my books and you just might win a vacation for up to four people!



This vacation prize is worth over a thousand dollars. It includes three days in Fort Lauderdale, then three days on the Caribbean Cruise Line ship to the Bahamas, then ends in Orlando Florida where you can get a pass into one of the theme parks there. This vacation package also includes a free rental car. All you have to do is pay for the gas. Winner will be required to pay a port of entry fee in order to get on the ship. Because it's not possible to include in this prize package (since I don't know who the winner will be or when they will leave, the winner is responsible for that small fee.) Did I mention the hotel rooms are all paid for and so are three meals per day per person? As you can see from the description above, this is a nice vacation package. However, the trip MUST be taken before August 2nd. When you book the cruise prior to that date is entirely up to you. Just book your spot a month before you leave. I have the transfer forms and information and will send it all to the cruise line when a winner is selected. You will get confirmation that the cruise has been transferred to you. So why not enter?

How many people can take this vacation? Up to four people because two separate rooms are paid for and the original deal I made was for four, which includes all meals, too.

What if only two of us want to go? Then you can save the other two spots for a separate vacation that can be either three days and two nights in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico or three days and two nights in Las Vegas.

How can you afford to do this? I purchased the vacation package last August thinking my husband and two kids could go with us (hence the two rooms) but then our household income dropped significantly and we were no longer able to afford the plane tickets to get to Florida from Arizona. But I'd hate to waste a vacation package I'd already purchased, so now I'm offering it to one of you guys.


CONTEST RULES

What do you need to do to enter for a chance to win this vacation? First, to enter even one time you must post a comment. For one entry into the contest no purchase of any kind is required. However, if you want extra entries you can do one or more of the following. You can send a picture of yourself holding one of my books, or forward a copy of the receipt to me if you ordered it online. The cool thing is I have one book that is only $2.99, so that is the best deal you can get. If you have already bought several of my books you need to post a comment saying which ones you bought and when. If you won them or swapped them, then that doesn't count. However, if you have read all of my existing titles (there are a bunch of you out there) you can still get extra entries by pre-ordering Letting Go (the paperback,) or by tweeting and facebooking about the contest. Just make sure to tell me that you've read all of my books and that's why you could only tweet about the contest, or post about it on facebook.

To increase your chances of winning you can do the following...

+ one additional entry for following two of my blog sites (I will post the links below.)
+ one additional entry for tweeting about this contest and sending me a link to your tweet.
+ one additional entry for posting about the contest on facebook.
+ two additional entries for buying any one of my paperbacks and posting a review
+ two additional entries for buying one of my e-books from Desertbreezepublishing.com.
+ one additional entry for buying an e-book from another site (kobo, Amazon, Sony, etc.)
+ one additional entry for pre-ordering Letting Go on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

So here is a scenario to help you see how this works. Let's say Betty has already purchased two of my paperback books before this contest. She will get one entry for that by either showing me she has the book(s) in a picture or showing me a review she had posted in the past of at least one of my paperback books. Betty also tweeted about the contest and posted it on facebook - that is two more entries. Now she has three. She decided she really wanted to read Never Without Hope anyway so she buys the paperback. This adds two more entries. Then she decides to buy one of my e-books from Amazon, so that is one more entry. Betty also followed my sites listed below. Her total number of entries is seven. Don't worry, I've got a spreadsheet and I will be adding entries as I get them, then putting them all into the list randomizer and having it select a winners name. Oh, and you MUST leave me a way to contact you so I can tell you that you won. I will pick a winner on March 2nd sometime before midnight. Now go spread the word and let me know that you did so I can start filling up the list. Blessings to you all and thank you for supporting me.


Here are my blog addys for you to follow...

Healing Hearts book review blog
Healing Hearts series blog
Never Without Hope blog

Here is a link to the Caribbean Cruise Line travel information. The Florida hotels in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando are part of this package but were added to make it a custom vacation for my family, so there won't be those details on this list.)

Link to more info about the cruise itself...Caribbean Cruise Line

Void where prohibited.


 No more entries please!


The winner of the cruise is Melinda Todd!!

80 comments:

Mel said...

Here's my proof of purchase :)
Order Date: Feb 02, 2011
Order #: D01-0526445-9455944
Recipient: Melinda
View or change order
Items:

* 1 of: Letting Go (Healing Hearts) [Kindle Edition]


melindatoad@gmail.com

Blessings,
Mel
Please feel free to stop by: Trailing After God

Mel said...

Proof of purchase:

Order Date: Feb 09, 2011
Order #: D01-6543024-5251104
Recipient: Melinda
View or change order
Items:

* 1 of: It's Not About Me (Second Glances) [Kindle Edition]


melindatoad@gmail.com

Mel said...

I follow all three of your blogs :)

melindatoad@gmail.com

Mel said...

You just made a payment of
$5.99
Paid to
Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc.
661-284-6051
Ship to
Melinda Todd


melindatoad@gmail.com

B. J. Robinson said...

I bought Danger at the Door, In Plain Sight, and Letting Go from Barnes and Noble and read all three on my Nook. Danger at the Door was the first ebook I read on my Nook. I loved and reviewed all three novels. I've never been on a cruise in my life and would love to win. I'll post about the contest on FB for others.

Mel said...

I posted it on Facebook!

melindatoad@gmail.com

Amanda Stephan said...

Hi Michelle! I'm sorry that you're going to be unable to go ~ but thank you for this kind offer!
I just bought
Danger At the Door (can hardly wait to read it!)
here's my invoice

Merchant:
Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc.
customerservice@desertbreezepublishing.com
661-284-6051

-----------------------------------
Purchase Details
-----------------------------------

Description:Danger at the Door, Item #:
Unit price:$5.99 USD
Qty:1
Amount:$5.99 USD

Subtotal: $5.99 USD

Total: $5.99 USD

Payment: $5.99 USD
Payment sent to: customerservice@desertbreezepublishing.com
Invoice ID: 748

Amanda Stephan said...

And, I forgot, but my email is
kjv1611as at gmail dot com (please add to my other comment ~ I'm such a dolt)

I'm a follower of Healing Hearts Blog :) GFC

I follow your Healing Hearts Series Blog
GFC

And, I follow Never Without Hope Blog
GFC

Amanda Stephan said...

Here's my Tweet!
http://twitter.com/#!/amandastephan/status/35470125503086594

Amanda Stephan said...

And I posted this giveaway on my Facebook book page

http://www.facebook.com/thepriceoftrust

kjv1611as at gmail dot com

Thank you for the opportunity, Michelle!

Angela Breidenbach said...

I tweeted your contest because it's so fun and unique
:-)
Angie

Jeannie Marie said...

That's too bad that you're not able to go with your family on this awesome trip, but thanks for giving us this opportunity. That's very generous of you.

Order for Letting Go (Healing Hearts) Kindle Edition $2.99 from Amazon

I'll send you a pic and copy of invoice of other books I've purchased. I'm following the 3 blogs.

Ladycatherine423 at gmail dot com

Jeannie

Jeannie Marie said...

Tweeted and posted link on FB :)

Jeannie

Ladycatherine423 at gmail dot com

barbjan10 said...

Hi Michelle,
What an incredible gift this would be to win! I appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity in offering this as a giveaway. I'm one of your faithful supporters and your books have helped me tremendously. They are all 5 star.

I have 7 of your 8 novels and have read the 7 novels I currently own.

Never Without Hope(Kindle) 07/05/10
Danger at the Door (K) 07/05/10
In Plain Sight (K) 07/05/10
First Love (K) 12/07/10
First Impressions (K) 12/07/10
It's Not About Me (K) 12/26/10
Letting Go (K) 02/02/11

Thank you for this fantastic giveaway and for the chance to win it. I hope I win!!

Grace & Peace,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

barbjan10 said...

I ordered "It's Not About Him" today, 02/09/11

Order Placed:
February 9, 2011
View Order Details | View Invoice

Order Number: 002-7086862-6651419
Recipient: Barbara Shelton
Shipping Speed: Standard Shipping
Order Total: $5.98
It's Not About Him (A Second Glances Novel, #2)

It's in paperback and weather permitting - LOL - I should receive it by Friday.

Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

barbjan10 said...

I have twittered about this contest. My Twitter address is barbjan10.

Thank You,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

barbjan10 said...

I follow all three of your blog sites.

Thank You,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

barbjan10 said...

I posted about this giveaway on Facebook.

Thanks,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

barbjan10 said...

I bought a paperback of "It's Not About Him" today. I promise to post a review when I finish reading it.
(Proof of purchase on a previous comment)

Thank You,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

barbjan10 said...

I have bought all of the ebooks authored by you from Amazon.

Thank You,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Diane Craver said...

I purchased LETTING GO.And thanks for this wonderful opportunity, Michelle! I'll post a review after I finish reading it.

Purchase date: Feb. 10
Amazon.com order number: D01-9850165-2124715
Order Total: $4.99
Recipient: Diane Craver
Email Addy: DianeCraver@cinci.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Just purchased your ebook - can't wait to read it. Great idea for a contest. I also tweeted about it, which is interfaced with all my other social networks.

Tammy Bowers said...

I learned of your contest through a friends blog. What a great contest. I have never read any of your books, so I will definitely buy one and send you a picture. I love to read and am always looking for new authors.

This is a great contest, I hope I win, but I'm sad for you. It's awful that you bought this trip for your family and cannot go. Jewels in your crown, girl, for sacrificing for your family. God will bless you. Amen.

Gina Conroy said...

It's too early in the morning to figure out all the ways to get an entry, but I'll be back! And here's my first entry! ;)

Kim said...

Boy Michelle, when you post a contest, you post a contest!! I have signed up to follow all three sites and am leaving my comment here. I'll try to get something up on facebook this weekend.

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Kim Ford
kimfurd at hotmail dot com

rhahn said...

Cool opportunity! I shared on my Twitter acct @rindahahn and on my facebook page. My email is rhahn1 at live dot com. Rinda

Andi said...

Awesome Contest! I have read and reviewed all of your books. I am currently reading Letting Go which I purchased here Order Date: Feb 02, 2011
Order #: D01-1399821-9530227
Recipient: Andi Newberry
View or change order
Items:

* 1 of: Letting Go (Healing Hearts) [Kindle Edition]

I follow all of your blogs.
I will post this contest on my blog which will then post on facebook.
Thanks Michelle

Andi said...

Here is my Facebook post
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/anewberry/posts/1796132139777

Andi said...

Here is my tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/AndiNewberry/status/36218675237228544

Suzy7664 said...

Hi Michelle. Just wanted to let you know I posted the link to this contest on my twitter which is interfaced with my facebook and myspace. I also purchased your ebook from the publishers website. Looking forward to reading it.

Suzy7664 said...

Oops! Here's my email - bartlettchristianwriters@gmail.com and the twitter post: Win an all expense paid Florida vacation that includes a Caribbean Cruise to the Bahamas! http://t.co/hjIOtqy via @AddThis

Linda Kish said...

It's too bad that you can't go. I would be happy to take your place.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Amanda Stephan said...

Another tweet for you, Michelle!

http://twitter.com/#!/amandastephan/status/36453832313540608

I'll try to remember to do this at least once a day, and I should have your post up on my blog tomorrow!

Cheers to you!

Shelly said...

Wow, I'm sorry that you can't go on your vacation. This economy really stinks! Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway. It's very generous of you!

donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

Shelly said...

I follow your blogs:

Never Without Hope blog
Healing Hearts Review Blog

donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

Shelly said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/atticgirl76/status/36467145822961665

Shelly said...

Shared on Facebook on my blog fan page:

http://www.facebook.com/theatticgirlblog

donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

Shelly said...

I preoredered Letting Go on Barnes & Noble:

Your Order Number: 185931725

If you need me to email a copy of the receipt I can do that.

donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

Ann Lee Miller said...

Please put my name in the hat!
Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

Ann Lee Miller said...

I signed up to follow your blogs. :)

Healing Hearts book review blog
Healing Hearts series blog
Never Without Hope blog

Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

Ann Lee Miller said...

I posted your contest link on my facebook.:)

Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

Martha A. said...

so, I can enter without buying one of your books? I own some of your books, but I am not sure I have a picture of them! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

Jamie Carie said...

Wow, Michelle! What a great contest! I tweeted it here http://twitter.com/#!/jamiecarie
And facebooked it here http://www.facebook.com/jamie.carie
May the Lord bless you with lots of great publicity!!!! Hugs!
jamie @ jamiecarie .com (no spaces)

Meredith said...

Great contest! Hubby and I were planning to take a cruise to the Bahamas next year anyways, so winning would be perfect for us! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Cheryl Ricker said...

Amazing contest, Michelle!!!

I'm so happy for the BIG response!

1. I followed your Healing Hearts review Blog,
2. I Tweeted (so more than 4000 followers heard!)
3. I Facebooked (to almost 3000 writers etc.)
4. I commented the good news here.
5. And I'll do more in the days ahead!!

It would be AMAZING to win because we're probably going to be relocating to Florida next month because of my husband's job. I was thinking how my husband and I have always wanted to take our two kids on a cruise, but can't afford it!

Blessings on this contest, Michelle!!!

Here's my proof of purchase!

Order #: D01-8271966-5564307
Subtotal of items: $2.99
------
Total before tax: $2.99
Tax Collected: $0.00
------
Total for this Order: $2.99

The following item is auto-delivered to your Kindle or other device. You can view more information about this order by clicking on the title on the Manage Your Kindle page at Amazon.com.
It's Not About Me (Second Glances) [Kindle Edition] $2.99
Sold By: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

Cheryl Ricker said...

1) I left a couple more comments on FB ;)

2) and Tweeted again.

Hope this helps!

Danielle said...

I stumbled upon your blog because I was doing a search for Online Christian Fiction blogs... I was hoping to see blogs that actually post the fiction, but I got a great surpise instead! What a blessing you are giving to the winners. Your sites are beautiful and the content is amazing.

I am now following this blog and Never Without Hope.

Danielle said...

Paid to
Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc.
customerservice@desertbreezepublishing.com
661-284-6051
Shipped to
Danielle Jones
37United States

Your shopping cart
Description Price Quantity Amount
Tombstone Treasures Book One: First Impressions
$5.99 1 $5.99
Item total $5.99
Total $5.99 USD

I just ordered Tombstone!

Can't wait to read! Actually to be honest, this will be the first book I read in over a year. I gave read fiction up for awhile because of my addictin.lol I love christian fiction... I'm hoping to finish one of my own ideas- or more- and have it published one day.

Danielle said...

Also posted on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/#!/daniellekj1

Danielle said...

D'oh! I forgot to put my email. Sorry!

sojournerdkj@yahoo.com

You can also find me at: sojournerdkj.blogspot.com

Mel said...

I waited until my birthday to tweet it, in hopes it brings me luck to win :)

http://twitter.com/#!/MelindaTodd/status/38664372830081024

melindatoad@gmail.com

vivi said...

nice post.. thanks for your info

Tara said...

Thank you for offering such an amazing giveaway, I really wish that you could have gone.
wakechick25(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tara said...

I follow all of your blogs :)
wakechick25(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tara said...

I tweeted.
wakechick25(at)yahoo(dot)com
http://twitter.com/#!/wakechick25

Suzanne said...

Michelle,

Rarely does one read a book that goes straight to the heart of the matter, as is the case with “Never Without Hope”. As a retailer, I often have customers who are hurting. “Never Without Hope” provides healing and help through this particular situation. Readers can also find hope within these pages as they are encouraged to be open to the healing of Christ in life’s difficulties. Thank you for your willingness to approach this “edgy” topic that affects so many Christians today.

Suzanne said...

Hi Michelle,

I just posted about your giveaway on my personal facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=100001079221331

Suzanne said...

Hi Michelle,

I just posted about your AMAZING VACATION GIVEAWAY on my business facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/SuzyQ4You

Suzanne said...

Hi Michelle,

I just posted on my twitter about your vacation giveaway.

Suzanne said...

Hi Michelle,

I actually posted twice on twitter about your giveaway. twitter.com/SuzyQn

Suzanne said...

Posted a third time on Twitter.com/SuzyQn

Suzanne said...

Michelle,

I just posted our Bible Outlet Lancaster facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/MichelleSuttonAuthor#!/pages/Book-Cellar-Bible-Outlet-Lancaster-Pa/144044655636557

Suzanne said...

Just posted it on our other Lancaster/Bible Outlet facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Book-Cellar/114998295188

Suzanne said...

I just posted on Shawn's facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000985300200

Suzanne said...

Hi Michelle,

Just posted on our Hershey, PA store page. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Book-Cellar-of-Hershey/102063038908

Suzanne said...

Michelle,

Just added to our Book Cellar, Flatwoods, WV page. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Book-Cellar-of-Flatwoods/110563718913

Angie Arndt said...

Here's my Facebook post: http://www.facebook.com/aearndt

Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/aearndt

Following http://neverwithouthopethenovel.blogspot.com/ and http://healingheartsseries.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for offering this contest!

Angie

Angie Arndt said...

Hey, Michelle!

Thanks for offering this fantastic contest. Not sure if my previous entry came through or not. If so, please disregard this one.

I've tweeted it to:
http://twitter.com/#!/aearndt

and mentioned it on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/aearndt

Also, I'm following two of your blogs: Healing Hearts series and Never Without Hope blog.

Thanks again!

Angie Arndt

Anonymous said...

oh l have read most of your books, love them all thus far... l have won or been blessed to recieve them as gifts, l havent bought a single one... percy
priscillajdm at hotmail dot com
727 584 2554

Andi said...

My Review of Letting Go http://frommipov.blogspot.com/2011/02/letting-go-reviewed.html

Andi

Anonymous said...

Michelle, this is the best book you have written so far!! It has opened my eyes to evaluate my walk with the Lord, and allowing Him to strengthen me through the hard things I have had to deal with. I cannot believe how this one book makes me want to be a better, "Christian" and woman and let go of the trash in my life. Thank you a million times over!

P.S. You were with me when I bought the book! My picture of me holding my phone with all your books is on Facebook (twice), as well as the link to your contest site.
Linda Eastlack
klassykleaning@hotmail.com

Suzanne said...

Hi Michelle,

With your contest deadline fast approaching, I re-posted about your VACATION GIVEAWAY on my 5 business fb pages, Shawn's personal fb page, my personal fb page. Also tweeted again about it. This is such a fun CONTEST.

Toystory said...

Ok, well any comment for a first one. Thanks for sharing your "vacation" with your readers.
1prizewinner at gmail dot com

Ally said...

This looks amazing and we are already heading to Florida this summer.
oblongota7@hotmail.com

Tammy Bowers said...

Okay, Michelle, I just posted a link to this giveaway on my blog, so I hope that gets me a second entry into your contest.
Thanks, and my husband's birthday is March 2nd, so pick me!

Suzanne said...

Hi Michelle,

I just posted about your AMAZING VACATION GIVEAWAY on my personal and business fb pages, Shawn's fb page and I retweeted your latest tweet about it.

I hope you are gaining new readers from this exciting contest!

Never Without Hope offers help and hope. Many can find encouragement with its pages.

Tammy Bowers said...

On 2-10-11, I pre-ordered your book, 'Letting Go'. Estimated delivery is 3-3 to 3-7. I only have to wait a couple more days for it, yeah! I took a picture of me with the order form and a close up of the book I ordered, but I don't see your email address anywhere. If I'll win and you provide me with your email address, I'll send you a copy with a close up of the 2-10-11 order date for proof.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey Michelle!

I puchased "Danger at the Door" and "In Plain Sight" (I emailed you a copy of my receipt)

I posted about the contest on Twitter, Facebook and my own personal website/blog (3/1/11)

Thanks for having such a great contest!

Here are both of my emails:
jenniferhartz@live.com
juniperlee21@hotmail.com

Michelle said...

Hi Michelle,
Here's my receipt:

Order Placed: October 18, 2010
Amazon.com order number: 103-3836585-6393003
Order Total: $21.03


Shipped on October 19, 2010

Items Ordered Price
1 of: Never Without Hope, Michelle Sutton
Condition: New
Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC
$11.04

Michelle Sutton said...

The winner of the cruise is...


Melinda Todd!

Congratulations!

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