Sunday, June 20, 2010

Big giveaway to celebrate my book release!

In celebration of the release of my new book, Rebound I'm giving away a bunch of books and some other great stuff! Okay, so it'll mostly be books because, well, they rock! I have books for a wide variety of genres and ages.

First up are Monday's prizes. We have Life in the Pit by Kristen Landon. This is a fun YA mystery about a young woman who plays the cello in the school orchestra. She's always felt second-best to her prettier, more-popular best friend, who has the lead in the school musical while Brittany is stuck in the orchestra pit. When things begin to go horribly wrong at practices they start to wonder who doesn't want the show to go on, and how far the perpetrator is willing to go.
The second book is Women of Virtue by Jodi Marie Robinson. In Women of Virtue beauty is redefined as a rare and priceless love of one's inner self. Learn the beauty of virtue with this book.
Tuesday's prizes!
The Sister Pact by Cami Checketts is the story of a woman's search for answers to what happened to her sister, who is in a coma. Mystery, adventure and romance ensue. I haven't actually read this book yet, but it was donated by Cami.

The second prize for Tuesday is Running on Empty: A Practical Guide to a Contented Life by J Burns Alston. In it, the author gives 12 ground-breaking tips for navigating the road of life and the obstacles you'll face.

Wednesday's prizes!
We have two more fun books today--First up is A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi. Seven-year-old Naya begins having dreams of grisly murders and drawing pictures of them. The pictures are the only clues the police have to find the murderer. Sounds fabulous, doesn't it? I might have to go buy another copy so I can read it myself!

The other story, Shattered Silence by Melissa G. Moore with Bridget Cook, (wow, I totally didn't intend this) is about a real serial killer. Well, okay, it's about his daughter's story and all of the times she felt impressed to do or say things that saved her life. It's been on national television shows like Oprah and Good Morning America. .

Thursday's prizes!
We'll start with New York Times bestseller The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright. It's about a man who sends his wife letters every Wednesday--thousands of them pile up during his lifetime, but when their children find them after both parents are dead, they will be brought face-to-face with a life-changing moment of truth. This one is hard back, and I haven't read it yet, but I have an extra copy just for me!

Second is Rachel Renee Anderson's book Divinely Designed, which has done brilliantly since it's release. It's about an interior designer who's starting life over in a new town and a flat tire causes a chance encounter that takes her life on a whole different road. I have a particular interest in this one, as the book I'm preparing to submit to my publisher this week also has an interior designer (though I promise, there's nothing in mine about flat tires.)
Friday's prizes!
Friday we have three prizes. Two books and a Scrapmabob.

First is Audrey Mace's book Santa Maybe. Yes, I know this is Christmas themed, but whoever said you can't read books with some Christmas love in them unless it's Christmastime? Whoever it was, hasn't read this book because it's totally cute and fun. It was a Whitney finalist for 2009, and completely deserved it. After her neice convinces Abbie to write to Santa and ask for a husband, she is surprised to find a man sleeping under her Christmas tree. Had Santa really left her a man, or is it all a hoax? Much witty dialogue and manifold cupcakes ensue (have I ever mentioned how much I love cupcakes?)
The next book is Keeping Keller by Tracy Winegar.This is a great story about a couple who have a handicapped son who can be difficult to manage. It takes place in 1955 when most people institutionalized their handicapped children, but the parents in the story chose not to. After a disasterous incident, they struggle to keep their family together. I haven't read this book yet (it's on my very, very tall to-be-read stack) but I've heard wonderful things about it.
And lastly we have the Scrapmabob: Create a mess free work area! Avoid destructive rings in your project area. The ScrapMaBob™ is a drink holder & trash bag in one. Holds 32 ounces and fits on most countertops and tables! Made of durable steel construction. This is very popular with scrapbookers and crafters.
Okay, now you know what you can win, here's how to enter:

First, for one entry simply leave a comment on this post. Make sure I can reach you, either through a blog or by leaving an email address where I can contact you. If I don’t hear back from you within 24 hours, I’ll draw again.

Next, for two entries, post on your blog about the giveaway, and link them back to this post (the permalink, not the general blog address), then leave me a comment saying that you’ve done so.

For two more entries, post a link to the contest on your Facebook account or on Twitter. If you aren’t my friend on Facebook or if your Twitter account is blocked, you’ll have to friend me so I can check out your post. Each day you post up about the contest you can earn another two points for each location.

For four entries, post this cute blog button in your sidebar for the week, with a link back to this post.
And finally, if you sign up for my newsletter (which I promise only goes out a handful of times a year) on my website here you get three points!

That's A LOT of chances to win!

If you want to do several things in one blog post, I’m totally good with that. Just make sure to let me know by email, or a comment on this post what you’ve done so I can make sure and get your entries listed. I’ll post back here every day with the winners!

Today's tour stop:

Christine Bryant's blog.

And the completely awesome quote from her: "For me, this book had everything I want in a good read. Great characters. Incredible voice. Just the right amount of suspense and intrigue, and of course, that romantic element we all love. "

Thanks Christine!


Elizabeth Morgan said...

All of these books sound awesome. Your books are wonderful.

Shawna Williams said...

Wow! Great giveaways!

brendajean said...

What a bunch of great books! Thanks for doing a giveaway.
I subscribe to your newsletter.
(I wish you were giving away Rebound!)

Miss Mae said...

The gifts look awesome! :)

Gail Pallotta said...

Congratulations on your new release! Your gifts look fantastic.
I'd love to read Wednesday's Letters, the one listed on Thursday. Lots of luck with Rebound.
pallotta [at] gailpallotta [dot] com

Melissa Seager said...

I would love to win some of these books! Also, Heather, I have a website called "Squeaky Clean Reads" (, and if you are ever interested in giving away some copies of your new book, we would love to hear from you. Books accepted for give-a-way are featured on our homepage, facebook page, bi-weekly newsletter, and blog! Hope to hear from you!

Suzanne said...

I'd love to win any of those books. Thanks for sharing with us!

Karlene said...

I loved Life in the Pit. It didn't get much distribution because it's through a teensy publisher in TX - which is really too bad because the story is great.

kbrebes said...

Great books! My email is I will learn how to permalink and blog button-lol!

msdarcy said...

Awesome giveaway! I loved, loved, loved, The Ball's in Her Court! (I'm a basketball player too!)

Taffy said...

Lots of fun books!
I haven't read Sister Pact yet.
I posted on my blog here:


Kristi said...

Awesome. I would love a chance to win. Kristi

karenk said...

what a fabulous giveaway...thanks for the chance to participate :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Valerie Ipson said...

Excellent giveaways! Congrats on the release of your book!

Valerie Ipson said...

Now I've posted on my blog AND put your button and link on my sidebar.

Martha Lawson said...

This is an awesoem giveaway! Please enter me for it.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Stephanie Humphreys said...

J. Burns Alston is my neighbor and he is an amazing man. He has struggled with severe illness over the last several years and his response was to write this book. It is awesome. Glad to see it listed here.

Heather Justesen said...

okay, you ladies are awesome! I have 27 entries already!

Melissa, I'll definitely check out your site.

msdarccy, I'm so glad you enjoyed the Ball's in Her Court! I think Rebound is even better!

Stephanie, the book looks totally great--I'm glad to be spreading the word for him. What a great way to deal with adversity!

Tamara said...

love your blog and your book(s). my email is

Braden said...

Ok, Heather, I finally got this posted on my blog! Congrats on your release and good luck!

Elizabeth Morgan said...

I posted about your giveaway here.

I posted your button on the side of my blog.

I am already subscribed to your Wonderful Newsletter.

The Lowe Family said...

I'm SO excited about your week of give-aways!!! My favorites are on Thursday and Friday :)! And I'm totally looking forward to reading your new book!!!

Heather Justesen said...

All right, I got all of those entries! Thanks!

Cassandra said...

I think this is awesome your books are amazing.

I just subscribed to your email.

I have multiple enteries.

Rebecca Irvine said...

Congrats on your newest book! Are you still coming through AZ for a book signing this summer?

Maramee womack said...

I keep trying to be in Utah during one of your signings but it hasn't happened yet!! I haven't been able to get a copy but a local book store is considering bringIng them
in, which would be awesome!!!!! Btw I love to decorate cakes to, your cake blog is awesome. Good luck with your new release. I am sure it will do well.