Wednesday, December 26, 2012

RELEASE DAY & GIVEAWAYS: CIRCLE OF DECEPTION


Yes! I'm celebrating my newest release today! CIRCLE OF DECEPTION is available in e-format to purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks (on your iPhone, iPad or iPod through the app or iTunes) and many other places.

In the meanwhile, here on this blog, I will be giving away three e-format copies. To be in the drawing, tell me what was your favorite gift you received this year (Christmas, Birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc.). Three commenters will win and can choose a book (e-format) from the series: CIRCLE OF DESIRE, CIRCLE OF DANGER, or CIRCLE OF DECEPTION. Be sure to place your email address in the comment.

Instructions on how to claim your prize will be sent out tonight around 9 p.m. A time limit will be given to answer the email and then hopefully by the end of this week I'll announce the winners here on this post. The reason for the time limit is that many people win but never claim their prizes.

If you don't want to comment but love to win a paperback copy of CIRCLE OF DECEPTION, through January 22, you can sign up at Goodreads to win a copy there. HarperCollins is giving away a copy to five lucky winners.


I feel like this is an infomerical, "But wait! There's more!" And later today (9 p.m. central US time), I will be announcing the winners of the Kindle Paperwhite and $100 Amazon Gift eCard. So you still have time to sign up for my newsletter and have a chance to win. Go to  www.carlaswafford.com for details.


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[Added 12/27/12:  Congratulations to Leanna Feazel, Billie (hkgunfamily), and Michelle Bledsoe! They each won an e-book by commenting on my post, and they all picked CIRCLE OF DESIRE!]

62 comments:

Maria Perry Mohan said...

Carla, for me the best gift has to be books. I got all denominations this year, print format, eformat and an Amazon gift card. Whatever brings more books into my life does it for me.

Carla Swafford said...

Oh, yes. Anything to do with books is always good. Thanks for stopping by, Maria.

hemcover said...

The best gift I've gotten so far has to be the silver skull license plate cover with eyes that light up! Can't wait till my husband gets that one attached! It will match the skull on my bumper that lights up when I tap my brakes! ;P

Chris Bailey said...

Congratulations on another excellent release! I feel so blessed, with so many gifts throughout the year--but I'm telling you that it's a good feeling to let my new Roomba loose on a houseful of dust bunnies! This gift is supposed to translate to more writing time. :-)

Julie Johnstone said...

Carla,
Your covers are so great! The bet gift I've received this year is health for my entire family! Merry Christmas! I hope this latest book becomes a NYT bestseller!

Carla Swafford said...

LOL! Hemcover, that's awesome. I put a new cover on my cell phone and it's a blue skull with vampire teeth.

Carla Swafford said...

Chris, my mom has one and loves it. And thanks for stopping by. :-)

Suzanne Johnson said...

Congrats on the new release! In a year of incredible highs, I think my favorite gift was not a tangible thing, but instead was having seven incredible friends travel to New Orleans from as far as NYC for the launch of my first book.

Carla Swafford said...

Thanks, Julie. From your lips to NY Times list. :-) Considering how many people the last two weeks I know who were sick, that's certainly a wonderful gift.

Carla Swafford said...

Friendship is certainly a great gift, Suzanne. And what a wonderful city to celebrate in. Thank you.

Michelle Bledsoe said...

Hi Carla.
I am being introduced to you through this post. I am eager to read your books because they sound really, really good. I am going to put them on my wish list now.
Good luck with your new release.

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

tinasea said...

My favorite gift was seeing my 4 grand babies for Christmas! Thanks and Congrats! mytigerz3812@yahoo.com

A Tasty Read said...

My Baby Girl was born on November 5th of this year,so I got my favorite Christmas Gift early this year. And yesterday, my husband gave me a beautiful necklace with a momma turtle carrying a baby turtle on her back. It is beautiful and I couldn't have asked for anything better.

Congrats on Release Day!!

lisapos@live.com

Anonymous said...

Hi i too have not read any of your books but am looking forward to.
My favorite Christmas gift this year was my new phone. (galaxy note) My hubby got it for me just because i wanted one. :)

hkgunfamily@hotmail.com

raeline peterson said...

I always love getting Amazon cards so i can get books,books and more books .rae3rae3@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My hubby knows me well, i received 4 books for Xmas this year. A new KISS book, Slash's Autobiography, Pioneer woman cook book, and a Elvis coffee table book. I love getting books for any occasion
Vickie Knight
Martinee43@comsouth.net

Michelle H. said...

The best gift I received this year was my birthday gift. My sister surprised me with a stay at a bed & breakfast in Fredericksburg, TX.
We had the best time there...toured a few wineries, ate great food & relaxed in the hill country. It was the 1st time in years that I've been away from my kids, so it was a nice break.

Robin C. Greene said...

My brother gave me two pairs of earrings. Blue Earrings! (that's a good thing) I'll admit that I had to nudge him to remember to buy something at all. (g).It's been a really bad year for us so I'm wishing for a much better 2013.

Suzie said...

My best gift this lovely gift basket filled with a bottle of perfume, candles, hair products and a gift card. Thanks to an FB post, I am greeting to add a new author to my list of books to e read.
Happy holidays!
Suzanne
Suzieqsb@aol.com

flip said...

My sweetheart gave me a pair of skates for Christmas. I can't wait to use them.


flip at ida dot net

Kitchen Witch of the West said...

Friends teamed up to give me a pair of Christmas kittens and all the accessories to get them started. 8 month old black litter mates they need to stay together. The thunder of paws, jingle of collar bells, and scrabble of claws while they play from one end of the house to the other; followed up by post chase snuggles makes this the best Christmas in years.
larisa.labrant(at)gmail.c0m

Heather said...

My favorite gift was definitely my kindle fire hd.

Alyce said...

I would probably have to say my favorite gift was a tote that my daughter made for me to carry my art supplies in. Coming in second would be the iPad my husband gave me for our anniversary. Love to be able to read in the car when we are traveling at night!
snowyowl@wi.rr.com

Carla Swafford said...

Michelle Bledsoe, thank you. I hope you will give them a try. They action packed -- yes, both kind of action. LOL!

tinasea, yes. One of the best part of Christmas is seeing family.

A Tasty Read, now those are great presents!

hkgunfamily@hotmail.com, that a sweet hubby for sure. And thank you!

Raeline Peterson, that's my kind of presents. Feed the need.

Martinee43@comsouth.net, I know what you mean. I love biographies (or autobiographies) about movie stars.

Michelle H, you probably had to keep looking around as if you had forgotten something. That's the way I did the first time I went away without mine. What a sweet sister by the way.

Robin C Greene, that's a sweet brother. I can't remember the last time mine thought to buy me a present. Now my sister-in-law is wonderful and keeps him in line. I hope 2013 is a great year for you.



Emily Hart said...

The best gift I got this year would have to be my Kindle Fire I recieved for graduation. That and an Amazon gift card to get books to help with my Hiland series I'm collecting. :)

Carla Swafford said...

Suzie/Suzanne, love getting baskets of goodies. And I hope that was my book you're talking about. LOL! Thank you.

Flip, I love to skate though I haven't done it in years and would probably break my neck now.

Kitchen Witch of the West, two kittens playing together can brighten up anyone's day for sure.

Heather, e-readers are a wonderful thing, aren't they? LOL! By the way, my first book, CIRCLE OF DESIRE, is still on sale at AMAZON for $1.99. Couldn't resist telling ya! LOL!

Alyce, iPad is awesome and great bonus about reading at night. I even read in bed while hubby is asleep - dim the brightness - presto! I don't disturb him. But I understand how a hand-made tote trumps everything. What a talented daughter.



Carla Swafford said...

Emily Hart, love those e-readers! And you can never get enough gift cards. LOL!

Gail said...

Got a few gift cards for books. Can't wait to use them.

Carla Swafford said...

Gail, book gift cards . . . the gift that keeps on giving. Oh, yes.

Heather Coulter said...

I got a Cricut with lots of fun goodies. So guess what everybody will be getting from me in the near future homemade gifts & cards.

Now if the cardstock I ordered would just come.

Hope your Holidays were great!

Heather ~ Books Books and More Books

Carla Swafford said...

Heather Coulter, I made homemade Christmas cards for the family. It was fun.

Anonymous said...

The best gift for someone who reads as much as I do is a Barnes & Noble gift card. I received several of them this year. I am excited to start reading your books.

leanna516@yahoo.com

Carla Swafford said...

leanna516@yahoo.com, thanks!

Rebecca Velez said...

i GOT A Little MOPED! Perfect and manageABLE AND i CAN TOUCH THE GROUND.

iN tEXAS SO CANT WAIT TO TRY IT OUT!
SFCRETIRED29@AOL.COM

Carla Swafford said...

Rebecca Velez, now that's awesome! My oldest daughter had one and it looked like so much fun to ride. I don't know why I never tried it. **wrinkled brow**

msromanticreads said...

My best gift was a new camera from my Mom. Next to reading, art is my other passion. I look forward to checking out your series. Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win. Merry Christmas!

msromanticreads(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

My best present this year wias being able to spend it with my grandkids for the first time! Priceless!
rluken05@yahoo.com

LeAnn said...

Carla my best gift was from my hubby this year at Christmas. I got a new Simple nook! I burned out the e-ink on my nook 1st edition. I love ebooks. Can't wait to read this new one.
-LeAnn

Carla Swafford said...

msromanticreads, I love cameras though I'm not great at taking pictures. Thank you.


rluken05@yahoo.com, that's the best part of Christmas, being with family.

LeAnn, WOW! I didn't know you could do that. YOU'RE THE WOMAN!

LeAnn said...

Carla I did not know either. I got one when BN first offered them, read it every single day. Lasted 2+ years. Not bad. BTW, my email is in my profile, but just in case
larsenl1@gmail.com

Carla Swafford said...

LeAnn, it appears electronic equipment that is used everyday asts only 2 years. That's what happened to a laptop of mine. Two years then a new harddrive, two more years and another harddrive. Then I have a desktop that's almost 10 years old, but I haven't used it everyday and I'm guessing that's why it still works. Thanks for email address. Not everyone has theirs in the profile. :-)

Nadene Reynolds said...

The best gift I received this year was my kindle.
nachre96@yahoo.com

Timitra said...

Thanks for the chance to win a book by a new to me author!

taccb_1981@yahoo.com

Bridget Keown said...

Congrats on the new release! I think I'd have to say my favorite gift was a pair of Frye boots from my Mom for my birthday. She knew I'd been dreaming of them for ages and when they went on sale, she snagged them and kept the secret for weeks in order to surprise me. :)

bn100 said...

Best gift was a gift card.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

Martha Lawson said...

Mt birthday present, a birthstone ring from my hubby! Congrats on the new release. Thanks for the chance to win.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Carla Swafford said...

Nadene Reynolds, I bet you're enjoying the heck out of it.

Timitra, you're welcome. Thank you for stopping by and checking my books out.

Bridget Keown, congratulations. I bet she was as tickled to give them to you as you were to get them. That's how I feel when I know I got the right present for one of my daughters.

Martha Lawson, I love getting jewelry. Of course, not many women don't enjoy it. LOL!

Carla Swafford said...

BN100, can't go wrong with a gift card, that's for sure.

Bama said...

I am grateful just to be alive after last night.... sighs

Carla Swafford said...

Bama, I'm glad you survived all the tornadoes last night too.

Tina B said...

Congrats on your new release, Carla!! I love that cover! ;)
My favorite gift this year was a 1 hour massage for my mom and I from my amazing hubby! I cannot wait to redeem it.
I hope you had a wonderful holiday!
Thank you for the giveaway.
Trb0917 at gmail.com

Debra said...

My favorite gift, outside of my children being well enough to come visit, was a gift card to a day spa.

patricia crews said...

my favorite gift i received were my books, and then the B&N giftcard so i can get more books,lol.
i was very lucky that 3 of my wonderful f.b. friends gifted me some pretty freaking amazing books!!!!

Carla Swafford said...

Tina B, he's hot, isn't he? And of course, I'm not just talking about him sweating. LOL! Thanks!

Debra, oh, yeah. I love going to spas. Great gift.

Patricia Crews, now that's the kind of friends we all want.

Carla Swafford said...

The winners have be contacted by email. Be sure to check your in-box or spam folder. You have 24hrs to accept your prize before I draw another name.

Thank you, everyone, for commenting!

Fluser said...

I lost my cat last month, so my husband wrote a card in my cats name and bought a gold locket in which we put my pets microchip which I am now wearing. It was actually what he wrote in Fluser's name that made me laugh and cry. It was so sweet.
(He bought me a kindle, too but we haven't managed to get it going yet as we are wi-fi-less :-( )

Anonymous said...

Victoria Secret Cologne

donnas said...

An amazon GC and a new coat.

Carla Swafford said...

Fluser, sorry to hear about your cat, but that's sweet of your hubby.

Mystery commenter, cologne is good. So many good memories are tied in with smell.

Donnas, just in time for the coat, what with all of the cold weather.

Mary Preston said...

I received the most 'delicious' bath products. Books are a given.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Mary said...

Being with my family, both of my kids together which only happens once a year is the best gift I can/will ever receive.

Carla Swafford said...

Congratulations to Leanna Feazel, Billie (hkgunfamily), and Michelle Bledsoe! They each won an e-book by commenting on my post and picked CIRCLE OF DESIRE!