Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Cel-e-brate good times...c'mon...

I ate a ton of chocolate last week. There, I got that off my chest, haha. So now it's time to share--woohoo! Today, tomorrow and Friday I'll be cyber beach hopping all over the place with the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, and to celebrate I'm giving away a copy of Truffles by the Sea AND and a 1/2 lb. box of yummy truffles to three commenters.

Just leave a comment, and a way to contact you if you win.

AND if that's not enough choc-o-late for ya, Vader's Mom is still giving away truffles! I'm guest blogging over there today, so pop on by. See you there...but leave me a comment before you go!

p.s. American Idol readers...I'm thinkin' Luke and Danny will go. Or maybe Chikezie and one of them. What say you???

111 comments:

Karen said...

A book *and* chocolate??!! Count me in!

Amy said...

I think you're right.

michelle said...

Did you say "chocolate?" Count me in! It is currently pouring freezing rain at my house, so the idea of curling up with a good book and chocolates sounds absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much for hosting a giveaway.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

Hannah said...

i would love to win a copy of your book and the chocolate! i've been dying to read your latest book! hsmuda[at]gmail[dot]com
i think you are right about american idol and i'm ok with that. for the guys i like david cook. i loved his performance last night! and i also like michael johns and jason castro.

Anonymous said...

I would love to enter your contest. I read chocolate beach and loved it!
Marilyn
FMartin816 at comcast dot net

Theresa N. said...

Your book sounds wonderful, I've read some great reviews for it in the Blog world.
Theresa N

The Kimmy said...

You said the magic word! TRUFFLES!!! ...and we all know truffles is CODEWORD for CHOCOLATE! And where there's chocolate... there's KIMMY!

You've now been deemed "Chickee of the Month" on my blogspot!

- THE KIMMY
(by the way... loved the book!)

quiddamchickee (at) yahoo (dot) com

Stacey said...

I've been wanting to read your book. And the chocolates would certainly be welcome. Please put me into the drawing. Thanks.

stacey_dale[at]yahoo[dot]com

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Count me in please!

email is in my blog profile.

Susan Stitch said...

I agree with you about Idol...it's hard to see every show when they are on three nights a week. My family forgot to tape last week's elimination and the web buzz isn't the same.

Please enter me in your drawing -- with 14" of snow outside I could really use an excuse to curl up with a book that makes me think of the beach and chocolate!

Thanks,
Susan

likes_to_stamp@sbcglobal.net

ChristyJan said...

With a predicted high of 37 degrees today, a fire in my fireplace and me covered in goosebumps, I'm thinking Truffles by the Sea AND a box of yummy truffles sounds like heaven.
hawkes@citlink.net

Pamela J said...

I'm a true believer in chocolate and what a way to enjoy it more; to sit reading your book while munching down. Please enter me in your drawing. Does this comment go for all three days' drawings or should I come back three days in a row? I'm willing to come all three days if that is what it takes. Thanks for entering me.
Pam
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I grew up on the Chesapeake bay, so I always enjoy stories taking place near the beach. And who can deny the love of chocolate! Please include me in the drawing. mamakane@yahoo.com
Off to find a copy of Chocolate Beach -- I love discovering authors new to me!

stampedwithgrace said...

I woudl love to win your book and a box of truffles (my fav) is an awesome bonus!

I hope Danny goes too :)

Carolynn W. said...

I would love to read your book! And truffles sound great! :) Please enter me, thanks!
my email address is in my profile.

Tara said...

Wow... there is just nothing wrong with a good read and good eats!

taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

Karin said...

The book sounds great (with a title that can't be beat!) and I lovvvvvvve truffles. My sister gave me a box of them (mint/chocolate kind) at Christmas that were to die for!

Toystory said...

Thanks... love to win.

Ruth said...

I just saw Heidi's post about your contest and had to come over and join. I would love to win the book and the chocolates. What a great combination.
You can reach me through my blog if I win.
Thank you for this opportunity.
Ruth

Livvie said...

wait. truffles. and the sequel to a fantastic book? dude, sign me up!
Livvie

christianlit(at)hotmail(dot)com

:) hmmmm i don't know what i'm more excited about, the trufles or the chocolat!

Nancy said...

Sounds like a good read. I'm a newbie to your site and can see that I have to find a copy of Chocolate Beach as a starter. Thanks for such a yummy giveaway.
njones127 at tampabay dot rr dot com

Carolyn said...

Please count me in as well. I am 1/2 through your book, and loved it so much I have Chocolate Beach ordered and on its way as well.

Since I already have the book (and one can NEVER have too much chocolate), sounds like a great giveaway if I would happen to win.

Carolyn
prairierose5811@yahoo.com

Daniela6968 said...

Yummy!!! Thank you for this giveaway!

Jenny said...

This book sounds really good!

LeAnn said...

I heard you on CWAHM and I enjoy reading so, I wanted to drop by. I haven't heard of either book until the day you were on with Jill, but they both sound really good!

Jana said...

I think it's definitely Luke and hopefully Chikezie, though it certainly could be Danny. Did you totally love David Cook's version of "Hello" last night? Wow.

Count me in for the drawing!

Julie Carobini said...

Great to see all of you in here! Make sure to stop by in the morning to see who wins, and post again tomorrow if you didn't!

Leann, You heard me on CWAHM? How fun--Jill's a sweet gal. And Jana, yes! I did love David's rendition. I couldn't even remember who sang it before him--it was that good.

windycindy said...

What a wonderfully fun contest. I would love to curl up in front of our fireplace reading your book and eating truffles. I would share the chocolates with my family, though.
Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks very much.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

What a fun contest! I would love to win your book and the truffles would add to the fun of it! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

The Daily "B" said...

I stumbled over here from Tamera Alexanders Blog.

What can be better than a box of truffles and a good book? Nothing!

As for AI - I'm right there with ya.

Cherie J said...

I would love to enter the contest for this book and the chocolate. What a wonderful combination. cherierjatyahoo.com

Kathy Carlton Willis said...

I'd love to win the contest-so count me in! Sort of like a virtual vacation in a box (truffles and your book!).

And I can't wait to see who goes home this week on AI. I really enjoyed the guys' performance last night. I am for sure Luke will go home, but unsure of the other one. I wonder how the girls will do tonight? hmmm...

You can reach me at WillisWay at aol dot com

Janna said...

Julie - how did you know that is the one thing I crave when I'm pregnant! (and ice cream once in awhile :-)

Count me in...

Janna
ryanx6@msn.com

Patricia W. said...

Book and chocolate? Does it get any better?

Please enter me in your contest.

Tracey Bateman said...

Sign me up for a book (oh and chocolate. YUM)
Luke for sure. Danny? Who knows, you know how stuff like that goes.
Gotta love Dreds, though!!

Sandy Levin said...

I just had the greatest Mud Pie for dessert last night. Now I have a book to go along with my next bite of chocolate :-)

Crystal M. said...

I have to admit that I already have your book - LOVED Chocolate Beach and HAD to HAVE Truffles by the Sea too!! But if by chance I win, I would love to pass it on to one of my dearest friends. I will, however, keep the chocolate for me!! ;)
~Crystal M.
olenapena[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

pearl said...

Your book sounds wonderful and I would love to read it. Chocolates are always a welcome treat. Thanks for this great giveaway.

Farrah said...

I found out about your giveaway from Karla's blog, which is part of the CFBA tour. I love giveaways! In fact, I'm having one myself to celebrate one month of blogging! Pop over and visit me:

http://lightinthesphere.blogspot.com/2008/03/lets-celebrate.html

There will be chocolate in mine, too!

If I win, you can leave a comment on my blog or e-mail me:

welovejesus@ccser.com

Thank you so much!

Julie Lessman said...

Gotta get my hands on this book ... and chocolate wouldn't hurt either! Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Julie.

Hugs,
Julie

gsus at charter dot net

Anonymous said...

Your website is just TOO CUTE! Truffles and truffles? Well, I hope I win!
Kay
kayscmalbums at tx.rr.com

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Chocolate and a book! Oh, boy, oh, boy!! I wanna win that! :-)

Julie P. said...

Your books sound great (and the chocolate isn't too shabby either)!

Tanja said...

Please count me in for the chance to win a book and chocolate. Yummy!

btmoody(at)charter(dot)net

Thanks!

Maureen said...

Last night when I was watching American Idol I thought exactly the same thing.
mce1011[at]aol[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Two of my favorite things! Chocolate and books! Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks and God Bless!
Kyndra Watkins
smile_y9@yahoo.com

Julie Carobini said...

Oh my, you're all having too much fun in here. What we women do for free chocolate--haha!

Hey Tracey--Yeah, I love the dreds. He's just so applecheeked! Looks like Luke's the consensus around here, and we'll have to wait and see on the other.

Doreen said...

Ohhh yummo a book and chocolate!! I was sooo tempted to buy some chocolate today!! LOL

Donna Moore said...

What could be better than chocolate and a good book. Pick me please!!!

craftymama said...

Yum! That sounds great!!!

Amy
ilovetrolls(at)juno(dot)com

Julie D said...

Hi Julie (nice name!!) Wow! My two favorite things: chocolate and books. What more could a girl ask for? Oh! And your from California too! Oh...I miss home! I'll be back to visit here often.

kalea_kane said...

Chocolate! A new novel! My favorite things!
P.S. I am thinking Luke is definitely on his way out. I think he would make a charming actor if he gets some training. He kind of reminds me of Orlando Bloom. :) I think Danny will not be around forever, but I have heard he is on the vote for the worst list. I would like Chekezi to be on longer, but I think his time is coming too.

Kelly

Bebemiqui said...

Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

sara l. said...

I think Chickezie might be gone tonight too! And, ummmm....Did you say a good book and CHOCOLATE? Yep, I'm drooling! LOL! Thanks for such a yummy giveaway!
sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

BrineS said...

This is so way cool! I love to read and LOVE CHOCOLATE! What a great combination!

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

Nora St. Laurent said...

I Love the Cover!! This book sounds good. Please put me in for the drawing.
Thanks

"J" said...

Hi! I stopped by from Vader's Mom's (VM) blog! I just want to say I think it is soooooooooo wonderful and cool that you left her such a KIND and SWEET post!!!!! =) I love it!!! Just for that I'm going to get your book!!!! =) You are soooooooooooooo real and soooooooooooooooo nice!!!!

Anonymous said...

Anyone who writes books with chocolate in the title has got to be good! And, if the person gives away chocolate WITH the book? Well, what more could you ask?

Please enter me in your drawing.

Thanks!

Ginnie/gratefulgrama

Carol E. Keen said...

YEAH! O.k. If I win a copy of your book and Chocolate too, I have to go share with my Mother. She is one of my closest friends!
Carol :)
You can reach me from my blog:
http://carolkeen.blogspot.com/

Jaana said...

Please enter me in the draw! I can't think of anything better than a good book with some chocolate!
johnjaana@optusnet.com.au

Vader's Mom said...

Wow! Look at you go! :)

And thanks so much for the bloggy traffic. I can't wait to check out these "new to me" blogs!!

Holly said...

Hi Julie,

I would love to be entered in your contest! I enjoyed Chocolate Beach very much.

Holly
oceandreamerfla(at)aol(dot)com

<---That Girl said...

Maybe I'm too late, but I just found you at Scrambled Dregs. Thanks for offering a chance to win!
onegoodmama at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

Oh count me in please.

Sarah
seekinghim@gmail dot com
www.homeschoolblogger.com/OhioSarah

Nise' said...

What could be better than reading your new book with a box of chocolate?

I'm thinking Luke and Danny or David H. I missed the girls tonight :(.

Audra Marie said...

I love your book covers and truffles are my fav! :)

I have to agree that one of those two or maybe Chikezie, but I think he might make it further than the other two.

It's the girls tonight!

bunny said...

Mmmm...looks like a great read. Especially with a side of chocolates! Count me in :) Thanks for the great giveaway!


bunnybox9 [at] lycos [dot] com

Jenni said...

Please enter me for the chocolate and the book. Sounds great, both the book and chocolate. The chocolate is sounding really good at the moment as we are doing 40 days of fasting "something" at our church and I chose chocolate!
sjab (at) iprimus (dot) com (dot) au Thanks

PastorMac's Ann said...

Yum, chocolate!

Anonymous said...

Chocolate! I want in your contest. I would love to win a copy of your book. It sounds wonderful!

Jo
ladijo40#aol.com

scaramouche9999 said...

Hi Julie,
I sent you a note on Shelfari but you have not been there lately. I'm looking forward to meeting you at Mt. Hermon. If I win one of the prizes, you can hand deliver it in a week!
Donald James Parker
scaramouche9999 at yahoo.com
PS: I do go by Don.

bigguysmama said...

Hi Julie. Please count me in for chocolate and a book. Not much could be paired better! So glad you're getting so many hits and so many comments!

Blessings,
Mimi
mnjesusfreak[at]gmail.com

Sandy M said...

Chocolate! and a book! WOW!! Great contest.
pinkyga at comcast dot net

heidi jo said...

a good book and chocolate definitely sounds good to me! thanks for including me in the contest - i can't wait to win. ;)

Blissful said...

Sounds scrumptious! I'm in. Thanks so much!

Bev (froggieb) said...

Chocolate and a new author (to me) is a great combination. Thanks for the giveaway.

b {dot} werts {@} sbcglobal {dot} com

"J" said...

I left a comment yesterday but I didn't leave my email address...so here it goes:

musingsfromleftfield[at]yahoo.com

TK said...

This book sounds fun, chocolate is always good. I really love truffles. Please enter me in your drawing. I would love to read this book while eating some truffles, LOL. Thanks TK. My email is: vcw1476 at gmail dot com

Carole said...

It may be too late to enter, but I'll try anyway. I would love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Miss Paula said...

I heard about you on Angi's "Thought's of a Wannabe" so here I am!! I am a So. Cal also who likes the beach!!

Anonymous said...

I read a review of this book just yesterday and it sounds good. I'd like to win a copy so I can read it! You can email me at:

saltblog@aol.com

Thanks!

Karen said...

Oops! I hit the enter button before I got all my info. typed in. Sorry! Here's what I wrote in the previous comment.

I read a review of this book just yesterday and it sounds good. I'd like to win a copy so I can read it! You can email me at:

saltblog@aol.com

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This contest is great. Love books and chocolates.

Thanks,
Shiela

imbeingheldhostage said...

crazy woman jumping up and down, hand waving in the air yelling, "Pick me, please pick me!!"
As for AI, I would love to tell you my opinion IF I WAS GETTING IT. We do get it here, just later than you, and we certainly don't get to vote. They don't even air the numbers or any of the in-between stuff. I miss Idol the way I'm used to seeing it. Thank you for the fun contest!

Kara said...

Yes please. Though I'd just love the book - I'm forgoing chocolate in favour of fitting my dress for wedding season *sigh* and I know if those truffles showed up I wouldn't be able to resist!

Kara said...

Whoops! chicklitdownunder at yahoo.co.nz

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your drawing... your book sounds like a good one! :o)
Lora
quiverfull@charter.net

Theresa rypstra said...

Dreaming about the sea and some chocolate! It is frozen cold up here in Minnesota. I would love your book to take me a need vacation!
Theresa Rypstra
trypstra@charter.net

Misadventures of the Dynamic Uno said...

I must admit that I've lurked your blog off and on for over a year now, but the thought of possibly winning your book sequel and some chocolate made me decide to un-lurk. Thanks for hosting this celebration!

Heather
poobear752 [at] aol [dot] com

Michelle K said...

Count me in, your book sounds awesome and I would love some truffles!
michellek1 at knology dot net
http://michellesgreatblogs.blogspot.com/

Hope Chastain said...

Somebody checked CHOCOLATE BEACH out of our library and kept it!!! The librarian was upset, but so was I!

Please enter me. I'd love to read the book, and, as for chocolate, truffles are the best! Thank you!

hope _ chastain [at] yahoo [dot] com (no spaces)

Hugs, Hope

Leticia said...

My two favorite things reading and a box of delicious chocolate! I most definitely want to be entered to win!

Missy Tippens said...

After scrolling for 5 minutes to get to the bottom of the screen to post, I'm pretty sure I don't have much chance of winning! LOL But please enter me anyway.
missytippens [at] aol [dot] com

I'm watching Idol right now!!

Missy

Marilyn said...

Oh My! There's nothing better than a good book and chocolate! Count me in please. Thank you!

MBlevinsNC(at)gmail(dot)com

Mommie said...

Oh man, do I need chocolate!

Mommie
http://www.mommieshome.net

Jo said...

Did you say a book and "Chocolate"? Oh yes, definitely count me in. I really want to read this book.

Jo
ladijo40@aol.com

Kerry said...

Books and chocolate-- what more could a girl want? :) Please include me in the drawing : macareu@yahoo.com

Larrie said...

Please include me in your drawing too. I need chocolate and a good book to go with it! larrie_tarver@yahoo.com

tara said...

Oooh yay! Chocolate & reading.. the best! :)

Illoura said...

What a great introduction to you and your work!
I haven't read a good book in a lonnnng time, especially Christian themed.
Thank you for putting pen to paper - I'm a struggling novelist who struggles much with my internal editor, so I know the dedication it takes to write...
and thanks for the invitation to join this contest.
-Illoura

Anonymous said...

I found your site thru writerinterupted.com. Chocolate and the sea - 2 of my favorite things. I can't wait to check out your books.

Lisa
SeaMommie@cox.net

Amanda said...

I would LOVE to win the contest. Books are always awesome, but chocolate too? Especially when I'm a pregnant woman? Count me in!

Chanda Canup said...

Two of our favorites: a good novel and naughty chocolate. Think the good will cancel out the bad? Ahhh, I wish it were that simple:)
Blessings to you and congratulations on your publication!

valmg said...

Two great gifts, I'd love to read on the couch with coffee and those chocolates!

tetewa said...

Since my birthday is on Sunday, what better way to celebrate than with a book and chocolate! tWarner419@aol.com

Tami said...

I was e-mailing a friend not more than two hours ago and asked if she had read any good books lately, because I needed a good one to read. It looks like I was directed to the right place. Also, much more important- I LOVE TRUFFLES!!!!

You can thank Vickie for leading me to you.

Thanks for the chance to win.
Tami@forbesrobertsondesign.com

Mrs. Bingley said...

Hello!

Count me in! A book and chocolate -what more can you want?!?!

Thanks so much for putting me in the drawing. :-)

As for AI, I totally agree.

~Mrs. Bingley

Shauna said...

Oh, I would LOVE to be included in this draw! Books and chocolate? Could it get more perfect??

Also, I'd personally like to see all three of those boys go. ;-)

flchen1 said...

You've got a lovely site, Julie! And we haven't been following this season very closely--it's been flu season around here :( ugh! Hopefully it's on its way out finally, and we hope to have a flu-free weekend! Hope you're well!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win...Lee
albroom@bellsouth.net

San said...

This is flat-out brilliant! Count me in.

sglahn at aspire2 dot com