Friday, December 27, 2013

Welcome the New Year!

We're ringing in the new year over the next few days. It's been great sharing stories with all of you, and we're excited for the many adventures drifting just over the horizon. In preparation for a whole new brew of stories and magic, we're hosting an end of the year book giveaway.

Thank you to all of our readers! We appreciate your comments, and we hope to inspire you over the coming year. Today, we're giving away a fortune! Enter for your chance to win a copy of Three Times Lucky by Shelia Turnage, plus two secret books- just to add a little intrigue. ; )

Happy reading! ~ F & L

Enter the Book Giveaway: 
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2) Leave us a comment: What book will you read first in 2014? 
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Giveaway ends Sunday, January 5th
(Open to US & International) 

Miss Mosese LoBeau, better known as Mo, was found during a hurricane by the Colonel. Of course, she was only a baby drifting in a raging river then. She was lucky to be taken in by Miss Lana and the Colonel, but for as long as she can remember she has been trying to find her “Upstream Mother”... read more...

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  1. I hope you have a wonderful New Year and 2014 brings many awesome and amazing things :)

  2. Happy New Year Jess and Stephanie. Hope it's the best one yet for both of you!

  3. Happy New Year! Love the hard work you put into this blog! I have that book...I am almost positive I read it!

  4. Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels have long been on my must-read list, so I’m going to start 2014 with The colour of magic.
    Happy New Year to all at the DMS!

  5. What a great New Year picture! I'm wishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2014! :-)

  6. Soul Cutter by Lexa Cain will be the first book I read in 2014.

  7. The next book in The Others series by Anne Bishop. Of course, it won't be the FIRST book I read since it isn't coming out until March. I have about 250+ books on my current review list, so I've got to get to reading FAST. Probably the first book of the year will be The Granite Key.

  8. Happy New Year to you. Looks like a good book to win.

  9. Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway! First up in the new year for me is Writing 21st Century Fiction by Donald Maass

  10. This giveaway sounds awesome! We loved your review of Three Times Lucky -- and two mystery books? We're so excited! We already have a huge list for 2014, but we haven't decided what we're going to read first. I guess we need to organize!! Thanks for the fantastic post and giveaway! Happy New Year!! We love you ladies! *hugs* ;)

    ~Michele & Katertot @ A Belle's Tales

  11. I'm not sure what the first book I read will be. At the moment I am into reading the one I'm writing over and over trying to get it just right. I wish you a happy new year!

  12. I've already read Dear Mr. Knightley, and I'm working on Fireborn and Stealing the Preacher right now.

  13. Stopping by to wish you all a Happy New Year! :)


  14. Thanks to all who stopped by and entered and commented. We had such fun hearing about your first reads for 2014!

    Wishing all of you a happy and healthy 2014 and may you be surrounded by words that make your imaginations soar! ~Stephanie and Jess


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