Contests and Giveaways: Bonuses for Readers

I’m back from two weeks of searching for a new place to live.  We “think” we may have found the right spot, but so far, no house, so no announcement. Having the freedom to move anywhere we can afford is daunting and exhilarating at the same time. All those options!

Meantime, my wonderful friends are busily publishing books.  And many of them are giving away copies to lucky readers.  So for fun I thought I’d list a few giveaways to tantalize you.  What better way to find a new author to love?

First, right here on this blog, Joanna Campbell Slan gave a wonderful interview and you still have until midnight to comment on that particular post to win one of two paper copies of Paper, Scissors, Death or one of Joanna’s Kindle short stories.

Next, if you haven’t commented on any of my List posts for the month of April, then by all means, do.  I’ll draw a winner for an autographed book at month’s end.  There were two different lists to choose from: All Those Things I Don’t Want to Read About and Forever and Always.  By the way, I was amazed at the number of you who don’t like paranormal elements in your novels.  (Just a side note.)

Have you tried the website Fresh Fiction?  Right now they have a massive number of giveaways in progress.  I’ve given away cool things there myself, and the only thing you should know is that by entering, you’re signed up for the newsletter of the author giving away his/her book and assorted goodies.

Bookreporter gives away advance copies of upcoming books, and has a wonderful newsletter to boot.  Remember Serena Miller, who I interviewed here?  Through Bookreporter her publisher is giving away 50 copies of her new book to lucky readers–and you will be lucky if you get one, since I’ve read it and it’s wonderful.

Last but not least, Book Trib is doing a smash-up scavenger hunt for my buddy Diane Chamberlain, with giveaways and all kinds of fun.  This is one promo event you don’t want to miss.  Meantime tune in next Tuesday for a Write Way blog with Diane, who’s going to tell us a little about the new book, The Good Father, and the way she writes.

That should keep you busy, right?  Good luck and have fun.  Remember, you can’t have too many good books to read.  It’s scientifically impossible.


  1. Wilma Frana on April 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Great chances to win books. I always love to win a contest.

  2. Darlene on April 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    About 5 years ago we were hoping to move and my husband had me get rid of a bunch of “junk”. Well the house didn’t sell and I started unpacking some of the stuff we’d stored only to find about 3 boxes of hard cover books missing. I guess in a weak moment I’d donated. I miss those books so much. They are like friends. I will never get rid of my books again!!

  3. Bobbie Carpenter on November 11, 2012 at 12:07 am

    I am hooked on your books. When I start one I can’t put it down. Recently read Prospect Street. I loved it, can wait to get another one. It held my attention the hold time. I didn’t want anyone to bother me until I was finished.You are great.

    • Emilie Richards on November 11, 2012 at 8:29 am

      What a nice way to start my morning. Thank you so much. Hope you enjoy my new series in progress, first book One Mountain Away.

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