Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pamela Thibodeaux's Valentine Contest

A Sweetheart of a Contest

As we all know, the flagging economy is forcing businesses to make tough decisions and the book industry is no exception. Book stores are closing. Publishers are laying off people, cutting back on production, and pulling titles from distribution.

What’s an author to do?

Get those sales up.

So, Fellow author and Friend, Pamela S Thibodeaux, is having a Valentine’s Day contest Where Everyone Gets a Gift!

Between Jan. 31st & Feb. 13th

Everyone who enters will receive Thib’s Teaser (a pdf with blurbs/excerpts/discount coupons/short story) AND their name will be entered into a drawing for the GRAND PRIZE – simply email Pertinent Promotions at with Sweetheart Contest in the subject line.

No Purchase Necessary to Participate


Purchase any (1) Tempered novel and, along with Thib’s Teaser you will receive a Special Surprise Gift and your name will go into the drawing twice for the Grand Prize! Simply forward a copy of your receipt or proof of purchase to (include your mailing address for the surprise gift).

Purchase 2 Tempered novels and in addition to Thib’sTeaser you will Receive a Special Surprise Gift, Your pick of a FREE download of either Choices or Cathy’s Angel and three chances to win the Grand Prize! Simply forward a copy of your receipt or proof of purchase to (pick your short story and include your mailing address for your surprise gift)

Purcahse the first 3 Tempered novels (Tempered Hearts, Tempered Dreams & Tempered Fire) and in addition to Thib’s Teaser you will Receive: A Special Surprise Gift, Your pick of a FREE download of either Cathy’s Angel or Choices a FREE autographed copy of Tempered Joy and 4 chances to win the Grand Prize! Simply forward a copy of your receipt or proof of purchase to (pick your short story and include your mailing address for your autographed copy of Tempered Joy & your surprise gift)

Together we can take the Tempered Series to Amazon’s Best Seller List!

**Amazon Purchase NOT Your ONLY Option**

If you purchase Any of the Tempered Series according to the rules above from your local book store, MAIL a copy of your receipt to Pertinent Promotions c/o Pamela S Thibodeaux, PO Box 324, Iowa, LA 70647 and your prizes will be the same as those listed.

Same rules apply if you purchase DIGITAL copies of The Tempered Books *Note* If you purchase digital copies of Tempered Hearts, Tempered Dreams, and Tempered Fire according to the rules above, you will receive a digital copy of Tempered Joy. *Digital copies also available @ All Romance Ebooks!

Winner will be announced on Feb 14th

*All entrants will be added to Pertinent Promotions and the Author’s personal mailing lists.*

Grand Prize: CD of my TWRP titles which includes 3 short stores (Cathy’s Angel, Choices, & A Hero for Jessica), 1 full-length novel The Inheritance and an advanced copy of my Upcoming Release Winter Madness (short story) and a Valentine Gift Basket!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Review Site

Hello All,
Great news here. I've just heard through the grapevine that there's a new book review site going up on the web. I know what you're thinking - another review site, ho hum. But this site is different and I'm guessing it's just what some of you have been waiting for.

Novel Editions is a site that reviews inspirational and "clean" books - books that don't include large amounts of graphic sex and violence. And no foul language either. I don't understand why some authors have to do all that cussing to tell their story anyway.

While there are many great review sites out there, those of us with more delicate tastes find ourselves a bit overwhelmed by all those book covers and banners featuring, well, you know. Now those sites have reviews for some good books on them, but what if I were on the computer that my son bought for me and one of the neighbors came over and caught me visiting one of those sites? Well, there'd be no end of talk about it. Some people just can't help gossiping, you know. Pretty soon all of Orchard Hill would think Cora Applebaum is some kind of sex maniac. And then they'd ask Pastor Isaac to visit me to discuss my problem can see how this all gets out of hand.

So I'll stick with Novel Editions. They're still getting set up over there, so be patient when you stop by. I hear that Kara will be doing some of the reviews. I wondered what she was going to do now that she's finished her Orchard Hill series.

Cora Applebaum

Monday, January 12, 2009

White Roses in Bloom Blog

It's quiet in Orchard Hill this week, so you may want to go over to the White Roses in Bloom blog. They have new members and a new look. Check it out: White Roses in Bloom.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Watch for Trivia Contest

Hi All,

Did everyone have a good Christmas? I know I did, even though I ate too much and now my pants don't fit. It looks like I'll have to start doing more walking around my neighborhood and see if I can drop a few pounds. Plus I always enjoy seeing what my neighbors are up to.

Speaking of being up to something, I know Kara Lynn is putting together a contest for Valentine's Day. I guess you can't expect a romance writer to let that holiday pass without notice.

I don't have the details yet. All I know is that it will involve Orchard Hill Trivia and the winner will receive a complete set of Orchard Hill ebooks! Now that's a grand prize!

Here in Orchard Hill things are bustling even though it's the time of year when most people are burrowing in and expecting to wait out the winter. Not this year at the Orchard Hill Community church. This will be a banner year for brides here. Former enemies Pansy Parker and Misty Green were just married - not to each other, of course - in a double ceremony. Pansy married Misty's father and Misty married Pansy's son. I didn't think it would ever happen but the two ladies are on friendly terms with each other. Now that they're family I guess they had to put their feud aside.

Riley O'Neil and Grace Randall are getting ready for their Valentine's Day wedding and after that... Well, let's just say I could go broke buying wedding gifts this year!

Luckily, you don't need to worry about that. Just check back soon for more information about Kara's Valentine's Day contest.

Stay warm!
Cora Applebaum