Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Giveaways Up to Our Ears!

Are you ready to win a book? Or three? It's time for Writerly Wednesday!

Writerly Wednesdays here are for readers and writers. Get to know authors, test your human lie detector skills, and WIN books. 

Okay, who's ready for the winner of last week's game? Pk Hrezo shared two truths and one lie about herself and those who guessed the lie correctly were entered into a random drawing to win a copy of her awesome book, Butterman Time Travel, Inc. 

The options were:

1. Pk Hrezo loves broccoli stems, but abhors celery.
2. She adores country music.
3. She hates nail polish. 

And the lie is: 

#2. Although an admitted red-neck, she can't get into country music. She insists celery is evil and will not wear nail polish because it's unnatural.

Way to guess those of you who got it right! You are officially human lie detectors. And the winner is: 


Liz Blocker!

Congrats, Liz!

And now for this week's special feature, check out Erin Albert's THE PROPHECY!

Growing up on a small farm in the kingdom of Vanguard, seventeen-year-old Layla Givens lives a deceptively tranquil existence. But her carefully constructed life quickly falls apart when she’s abducted by a religious zealot who proclaims her The Fulfillment of an ancient peace prophecy and whisks her away to marry her greatest enemy.

Wilhelm, Prince of the Ethereals, is reluctant to meet his new bride. He's grown up believing Vanguards are evil, an enemy to fight and fear...not love. Can he set aside his prejudices and work alongside Layla to bring lasting peace after centuries of war?

Nash, a loner who has never fit in, carries a huge secret, one big enough to destroy both kingdoms. When he accidently meets Layla, he’s no longer content to live in the shadows, but he must resist his growing attraction—for her safety and for the longevity of the two kingdoms.

When Nash's secret is revealed, a firestorm sweeps through both realms, with Layla at the center. Now she must choose between duty and desire while the fate of two nations hangs in the balance.

The Prophesy has been out for less than two weeks (so tell Erin congrats in the comments!) and you can pick up your copy HERE.

Shall we meet Erin?
Erin Albert is an author, editor, and fitness trainer.  Since she picked up Morris the Moose Goes to School at age four, she has been infatuated with the written word.  She went on to work as a grammar and writing tutor in college and is still teased by her family and friends for being a member of the "Grammar Police."  In her free time, Erin enjoys acting, running, kickboxing, and, of course, reading and writing.

Her favorite cheese is that fake, goopy, orange nacho cheese, and she can be found chowing down on it at sporting events or carnivals.

Find her on the web HERE.

Erin gave me two truths and one lie to test your "lie detector" skills. Can you figure out the lie? Those who do will go into my magic hat for a chance to win a copy of her book. Eek! How cool is that? You have until Tuesday, December 3rd at 1 p.m. to guess--and be sure to come back for the answer on December 4th.


1. Erin had a male dog named Lassie who got eaten by an alligator.
2. In college she played a male character (actually a female character pretending to be a male), and a girl hit on her thinking she was a real boy.
3. She was asked to consider being Gertie from ET for a possible sequel when she was a little girl, but refused because she's terrified of ET. 

If that wasn't enough, here's another chance to win:

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AND LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, there are only a couple more days left of the...

Jane Eyre meets Supernatural.

Alexia’s nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulless. 
So how do I write books? Julie Musil gets to the reason behind my author tag line. 

Read Excerpt #3 in the Mystery Sentence Game with Emilyann Girder: Unravel the mystery of the Moonless night! Gather all 8 hidden words from the excerpts and figure out the sentence to win a free copy of Moonless. Send your mystery sentence to crystal (AT) with the subject MYSTERY SENTENCE before December 10, 2013, and you will be entered to win one of 10 copies of MOONLESS—just in time for Christmas. Happy hunting

Okay human lie detectors, which is the lie? 

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  1. Eaten by an alligator? That would be terrible.
    PK hates country music. She is so cool...

    1. I do like some Skynard tho, but they lean more toward rock. :) Thanks Alex!

    2. It does sound terrible, right... ???? ;)

  2. Congrats to Liz, the human lie detector. :)

    And Happy Thanksgiving to you, Crystal!

  3. Congrats to Liz Blocker!
    I think #3 is Erin's lie.
    Happy Thanksgiving to both of you.

  4. YAAAAAAAAAY! I never win stuff - this is awesome! I don't want to be too selfish, though, so I'll just say my thank you and not participate this week :) Thanks, PK and Crystal!

    1. Congrats, Liz. Glad we could make your day a little brighter. =)

    2. Congrats Liz! I'll be contacting you asap!! :D

  5. All of this looks like lots of fun! Unfortunately, I have about 38 minutes to get the car packed up for our looooong drive for the Thanksgiving festivities. I'll be back another day to look around the blog some more! Have a lovely day!

  6. I'll go with number one. I certainly hope Lassie wasn't eaten by an alligator!

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

    1. Sherry, you have a wonderful one too!

    2. Thanks for playing! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!! :)

  7. Celery is evil. Congrats Liz.

    I'll say #1, cause it's so sad.

    1. LOL! I certainly thought it was evil when I was pregnant with #2. =)

  8. It's either the alligator eating Lassie, or the ET opportunity. Tough choice. I'm going with Lassie!

    READ and LOVED Erin's book! Yay Erin!

  9. Crystal, I think it's safe to say you've already succeeded in world domination even though your blog tour isn't over yet! (Blog world domination, at least, haha...)

    1. LOL! You'd be surprised. I'm finding all kinds of corners in the blogosphere that have yet to fall to Crystal Domination. But they will. Oh, they will. ;)

    2. LOL, right? We're in the Crystal-sphere now. Go, you!

  10. Yay for Liz!! And hmmm those are tricky lies/truths there. Let me see, I'd have to guess # 3. But poor puppy. So I'll say #1 is the lie cuz it was ALMOST eaten by an alligator. :)

  11. Number one seems so improbable that I'll bet it's true. So, I'm going with 3!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. I am never good at being a lie detector- they all seem plausible after I read them so many times, lol! But she's so pretty that I'm going to go w/3. =)

    1. Awesome. =) I'd be right with you if I didn't know the answer. (Did I type that out loud...uh...)

    2. Awwwww...thank you so much! I'm blushing!! ;)

  13. Sounds like an interesting book...

    I'm going to go with #1. I hope it's the lie, anyway.

  14. Erin's book sounds really intriguing!

    I like nacho cheese, too. It kinda grows on you.

    I sincerely hope that #1 is the lie. :(

  15. This is fun...but guessing is difficult. And as it is Thanksgiving m gonna be good and let others win :P

    And congrats to all the authors and Happy Thanksgiving too. Have a great time :)

  16. Wow..
    Great giveaway / contest.
    I hope I can have similar giveaway like this too.
    Hope everyone enjoy it. Good luck.


  17. Yay for Moonless! Loving the awesome excerpts so much. Your writing is beautiful and scary too. Nice! =)


Hit me with your cheese!