Thursday, May 24, 2012

Splash into Summer Giveaway

Splash into Summer Hop
May 25-May 31, 2012

Welcome to the Beyond Strange New Words stop on the Splash into Summer
Giveaway Hop!

We're offering a nice book to win, which could be a perfect summer read.
About: On the brink of ruin, three very different women discover redemption where they least expect to find it…at Ten Beach Road. Madeline, Avery and Nikki are strangers to one another, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover that their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager, leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house.
No one is going to save them but themselves. Determined to fight back, they throw their lots in together and team up to take on the challenge of restoring the historic beach house to its former glory. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, their secrets threaten to tear down their trust and destroy their lives a second time…

Shown above: Video interview with the author of this book.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

for Random Magic, by Sasha Soren: CLICK TO WATCH


Then, on the same YouTube page, leave your comment on your favourite part of the Random Magic book trailer, or something in the trailer which surprised you or made you smile.
 I was most interested in finding out more about a nine-dimensional cat.

- I'm really curious about the ‘obnoxiously cheerful’ vampires, that’d be a change from most vampire stories.
- I thought the idea of being able to jump into a story was really appealing, and wish I could do it, too.


Just cut and paste your comment from the YouTube page into the comments section below, at this blog post.

When you’re done, just mark off the two simple tasks in the Rafflecopter box above, and you’ll be fully credited with two points.

You do have the option to pick up a third point by either tweeting a link to this post, or pinning a mention and link of this post on Pinterest, whichever you prefer. The link must be clickable, to make it easy for people to visit this post.

(Another easy credit) Watch this mellow review of Random Magic: CLICK TO WATCH
Then just leave your comment under the video, replying to something the vlogger said (story, writing style, characters, etc.) that sounded interesting to you. Cut-paste your YouTube comment into the blog comments section below and check off that option in the Rafflecopter. Done!

Please leave your name or nickname and email address, so that you can be contacted if you win. A winner will be picked at random, unless someone leaves a comment so witty, fun-loving and hilarious that it makes us laugh out loud - then that person justifiably has to win, and fair play to all.

Please note:
In the interests of impartiality, you’re not required to write a compliment on the YouTube page, just to give your neutral take on which part of the book trailer stood out the most to you, personally. Of course, if you really liked the trailer, you're free to write more, if you like. If you don't enjoy the book trailer, it's perfectly fine if you choose not to enter to win.
On the other hand, if you got a kick out of the book trailer and genuinely liked it, feel free to show your support by giving it a thumbs up or a like, also, if you want to - that's not a requirement to enter and not taken into account for the entry, but it would be appreciated, and thanks!

***** Thanks for visiting, have fun and good luck. ******

***** If you’re a book blogger or vlogger who’s interested in requesting a review copy of Random Magic ******

If you're a book blogger or vlogger who posts regularly and you’d love to review Random Magic, feel free to send a note via Twitter.
Kindly note that this is an indie book, and if there's a 'no indies' review policy in effect at your blog or video channel, we’ll be unable to fulfill your request for a review copy of this title. Review requests received from bloggers or vloggers who specifically have indie-friendly policies in effect will automatically receive first priority status.

***** If you're just interested in knowing more about Random Magic here are some quick links to browse. ******

Print | Kindle | You Tube | Twitter | Pinterest

***** If you're considering buying a copy of Random Magic for yourself, or as a surprise gift for someone cool, and you just want a chance to check it out a little beforehand, here’s a quick sampling of reviews. Please feel free to browse. ******

Review | Review | Review | Review | Review | Review | Review

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  1. "This looks great! Very interesting premise." :)

  2. Sounds interesting. I like stories that have interesting, real women as main characters.

  3. There's something insanely quirky about this one...and I absolutely LOVE that. I especially love the mermaid at the very end..the ending helps to IMPRINT the whole video onto your brain. Very colorful, and eye-catching, with a very unique premise...! :D

  4. On the review of the book: I absolutely love how you described the book, like you were in AWE of the book - I love it when the book affects a reader that way. Like you, I really like the cover of the book; I think the girl on the cover looks like a young Nicole Kidman, who I think is GORGEOUS!

  5. I like it! And this music is so weirdly amazing.

  6. Looks interesting! Great Trailer!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  7. Colorful fun exciting but I had a hard time reading what was written it flew by to fast.
    Looks really interesting. Connie

  8. Sounds interesting. I like the idea about the misplaced character.

  9. i like it. A lot of mistery and... fantasy. Look forward to read it

  10. do enjoy stories of women dealing with tough times and succeeding and this sounds like a group of women who had some really tough times.

  11. I love the trailer, The story looks really interesting!.
    Lisa Walker

  12. Oh definitely the magic is there!!! I love it!!.. the colors are amazing and made me wanna read it!
    Really, has random situations and characters!! haha vampires and mermaids!! wohoo!! haha... I've never seen something like this! Congrats!


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