Friday, January 23, 2009

Lemon Tart Contest!!

I just got the release date for Lemon Tart, my first Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery. It will be released on March 4! Wohoo, I'm so excited and in order to share that excitement (and help gear up for my promotion phase) I'm hosting a contest.

There are three ways to enter, all of them can be taken advantage of through my website and you can enter any and all of the ways listed--basically quantidurpiling your chances of winning. (I made that word up :-)

So, here's how you enter:

1--Go to my website and click on the "Lemon Tart" menu option. Read the first chapter posted there, then e-mail me and tell me what time the timer dinged.

2--Leave an online review of any of my four most recent novels at Deseret Book Online. You can access the website via the "Buy the Book" Button on the pages for those books on my website (it will not obligate you to buy anything--just take you to the page where you can leave a review) Then e-mail me and tell me which book you reviewed. (If you've already posted a review, the website won't let you leave another one on that particular book--sorry)

The eligible books are:
Her Good Name
Sheep's Clothing
Unsung Lullaby
To Have or To Hold

3--Due to my computer crash in October, I have been unable to update my website. Now that I finished English Trifle (did I forget to mention that? I FINALLY FINISHED ENGLISH TRIFLE AND TURNED IT IN--HAPPY DANCE WITH ME, PEOPLE!) I took three whole days to rebuild my website from scratch. I'm sure there are several typos, dropped links, etc. If you find any of those things, e-mail me the mistake and you find yourself entered. I will fixing mistakes as soon as one person lets me know, so you'll want to be the first one. You get one entry per page that you find typos on--so if you find a mistake on three different pages, you get an entry for each one you point out. If you find three typos on one page, you get one entry--does that make sense?

In addition to the contest, I'll be having my Opening Night Party sometime in March--if you would like to receive a postcard invitation with a discount (only good that night), please e-mail me your mailing address.

AND there is an option on the website to pre-order autographed copies of Lemon Tart via the website as well.

So, there you have it--multiple chances to win one of the first copies of Lemon Tart. I will be sending out the copy as soon as I receive the books--probably the first week of March. This contest will go through January 30th, at which time I will draw two names and post the winners.

Thanks for playing!

(I had e-mail links, but Ali pointed out they weren't working--and I don't know how to make them work so I've fixed them. She got an entry for pointing out the problem :-)


Anonymous said...

OOO I hope its me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ali cross said...

Hey Josi, your email links on this page aren't working for me. What's up with that? Your problem or mine, lol?

I'm so excited to read this new series of yours! Sounds like a tone of fun :)

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

Congratulations Josi! You must be on cloud seventy-three right now!

Anonymous said...

Josi, I was just at Deseret Book in the University Mall in Orem and Lemon Tart was on the shelves! Of course I had to buy it. But I was all confused cuz I'd just read your blog before I left and you'd said they'd told you it'd be out March 4th. I guess they got it done early?

The Lawn Ranger's Woman said...

Can I just say I am so excited for LEMON TART! Looks like a great story line and some delicious recipes. PS--this is Crystal's sister. I'm always blog stalking your site. It's good stuff!

Josi said...

Holy cow--so I've heard from 2 different people that they saw Lemon Tart on bookstore shelves. I better scramble and get my act together! Thanks for letting me know.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Love love love love love the book cover! It couldn't possibly be any cuter than that!

And the site looks good, too!

hi, it's me! melissa c said...

Hey there! I left a review of Sheep's Clothing, and I emailed you the time of the dinger. I couldn't find one of the books at Deseret Book. I haven't read Lullaby yet. I started but couldn't finish. I tried to read it at the same time I'd just had a miscarriage. I couldn't do it. I'll have to get it again. So, anyway, I'm off and running in your contest!

Anonymous said...

Can I just tell you that I LOVE the word "quantidurpiling"? I think that's great! Hey, if you can't find the word you need - make one up. You're a writer, you get to do that!

Momo Fali said...

How exciting! Yay you!

The Crocketts said...

Hey Josi,
What a great book! I can't wait to read the rest of it. I sent you an email with the time that the timer dinged and I'm also letting you know that the "Pre-Order Autographed Copies HERE" link at the top of the page with Chapter 1 on your webpage doesn't work. So two entries for me! Yea!