Sunday, 20 November 2011

Hello You! You're my friend...and I'm celebrating You! ❤

Friendship Give-aways for Thanksgiving!

"...Was my only chance at friendship here destined to be thwarted at every turn?"- Sophie Mercer, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

I have met a lot of wonderful people in my life, some of them became very very good friends.  There were, however, many thwarted friendships as well.  There had also been on-line friendships that began well...and ended up really bad.  I'd like to think they are ones that are never meant to be.

Why am I mentioning the thwarted and the unpleasant ones?  Because  I believe life shows us these undesirable things sometimes to let us focus more on the good!  It has made me appreciate more what I have!  This is why, I'm celebrating all the friendships I have in my life!

This message is to thank all of YOU:  Blogger friends, fellow writers and readers out there who have always been there for me.  Whether or not I have something worth reading, you are always there.  I often find myself unable to write anything worthy of posting and yet you keep coming back.  Again and again.

So, please let me tell you.

I heart  ♡♡♡ you all.

I'm celebrating Friendships!! YaY!

This Thanksgiving (in the UK, we don't celebrate Thanksgiving but I'd like to join my my friends in USA and in other parts of the world who are), I'd like to take the opportunity to tell you how grateful I am for each one of you. You know who you are.  I'm so glad that we crossed paths, that we are on-line buddies and that ours is the kind of friendship that has not been thwarted.

As a sign of my appreciation and lurve and with the help and generosity of friends who are donating books (massive thanks!), I'm giving away:

From the Author of Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold.
This is her memoir.
A Breath of Fresh Air by Erica James
A story of finding love again after a tragedy from
a Sunday Times Bestselling Author

An e-copy of Build a Man - donated by the author, 
the Bestselling Novelist Talli Roland
She is also the author of The Hating Game and Watching Willow Watts
Big thanks, Talli!
An e-copy of The Doll by J.C. Martin
A delightfully creepy novellete and a must-read for any horror-lover!
Donated by Author J.C. Martin
Big thanks, J.C.!
A YA dystopian novel by Rae Mariz
This will be sent by mail to one of the winners within the USA only
Big thanks to my friend Theresa Milstein for this book!

and I also have:
A beautiful floral Writing Set with 20 sheets of writing paper and 10 envelopes
plus I'm including some surprise treats inside!
Come on, I know you want them!  It's easy, you can do one, a combination or all of the following:

1.  share this on your Facebook wall - 1 point
2.  share it onTwitter - 1 point
3.  post a link on the side bar of your blog - 2 points
4.  write a blog post about it - 3 points

Please leave me a comment telling me what you've done and which books above you like in order of preference...and don't forget your name and e-mail address so I can let you know if you are one of the winners!

This ends on 30 November 2011, 12 midnight UK Time.  Winners will be announced after 30 Nov.

All giveaways, open internationally.  The Unidentified by Rae Mariz is open within the USA.

I'd love it if you follow me but it is not necessary or a requirement to enter. Sharing the news is to let others know I'm celebrating them, too.  Thank you so much for being here ❤ 

♥♥♥BIG Thanksgiving Hugs!♡♡♡


Theresa Milstein said...

YaY, Len! What a lovely idea. I'm sharing this on Facebook right now.

L'Aussie said...

Hi Len! We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia but know it is super important in the US and other countries. I'm thankful every day of my life for the life I have, for the lucky country I live in and for my family friends (Incl blogger friends) and that's just for starters...I'm thankful that I have more time to write now that the school year's coming to a close...

I will plug this for you Len. I'll make up a little something for my sidebar and tweet, fb etc and will mention it in my next post.

I'd be thankful to receive any of the books except JC's horror. I don't read horror, no exceptions, sorry JC, er, well, except a bit of Stephen King...

Happy Thanksviving all!


McBabe said...

Hey there Len!!! I may not be the super active follower of your blogs but know that you are always in my heart. I am one of the lucky people who become part of your inner circle of friends proud of it!! Thanks for always being there, though we're miles apart, you never fail to comfort me with your words of wisdom. I miss you much!

Old Kitty said...

I heart you too Len!! Yay!!

Take care

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Hi my virtual friend sorry I have not been around much recently but the olives had to take priority! I am off to promote your great giveaway on Twitter now.

Theresa Milstein said...

More goodies? I'll share.

J.C. Martin said...

Some awesome prizes! L'Aussie, no offence taken. :) I don't just write horror, so hopefully you'll read some of my other works, if and when they come out.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm in Canada, so we celebrated our Thanksgiving last month. That gives us two months before we get to eat turkey and all the fixing again. Perfect for avoiding turkey fatigue (cause I know that's why October was selected for Canadian Thanksgiving LOL).

Great giveaway!

Talli Roland said...

You are so generous, Len. What a fabulous giveaway! I consider myself lucky to have met you - you've been a wonderful support.

Madeleine said...

Yay Len. Blogging frienships are great. I also have a great email friend. Great giveaways. I only have Lucky on my shelves. I don't FB or Tweet so my point rating wouldn't be high, I'm afraid. Great giveaway.

Deniz Bevan said...

Aww, I'm happy to be friends with you too Len!
What a great idea for a giveaway - will talk it up on tomorrow's blog post.

Robyn Campbell said...

I will tweet and FB later today, Len. I'll blog about it too.

What an awesome giveaway. Friendship = YOU!

Len Lambert said...

@Theresa - thank you for your support! :)

@Denise - Thank you! I will keep in mind your preference...I think JC has got another book coming soon! This time I don't think it will be horror like she mentioned above :) I can't wait! :)

@McBabe - Thank you for your support...I looked at your link but there isn't any. I wish you'd tell me who you are.

@Old Kitty - Hugs!

@LindyLou - Don't worry about not being around...I am not always around either due to a lot of things! I'm always glad to see you! We will catch up soon!

@JC - Thank you for your generosity, my friend! I can't wait to read the good news about your next book! :)

@Stina - We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK but I love the idea...I wish we celebrate it here :) Thanks for the visit! :)

@Talli - Thank you for your support and generosity, too! You're a great friend! Hugs!

@Madeleine - Thank you for visiting! You have a chance to win any of the prizes, too! :)

@Deniz - Hello! So nice to have you here! Thank you for sharing this with your friends! So glad to be friends with you!

@Robyn - Thank you for your friendship! I love your blog! :)

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss len! even if you dont do thanksgiving in england we could just be thankful for us being friends. i alreay got your giveaway on my side bar. :) those books are too old for me and that other stuff is pretty girly. ack! so you dont need to put me in the giveaway unless you get a mg book in it.
...hugs from lenny

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

What a great idea, Len! My blogger friends have really been there for me too.

I'll tweet and post on facebook about the contest.

If I win I'll let you chose which prize I win. :) They all look good.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving (even if you aren't celebrating it).

The Golden Eagle said...

I'm so glad to have "met" you, Len. :)

Len Lambert said...

@Lenny - Hello! Big Hug! So happy to have you here! You made me laugh with your 'ack'...LOL. I will make sure you get something if your name gets picked! *winks*

@Sharon - you are one of the many friends I am thankful for :) Thank you!

@Golden Eagle - same here! :)

Cortney said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Friendship is definitely an invaluable thing! What a great giveaway. I'll tweet this! :)

Len Lambert said...

@Cortney - Welcome to my blog! Thank you for tweeting! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

I always wonder about those encounters that go south after a bit. Maybe you've hit on the answer here. It makes perfect sense.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is a wonderful contest! Not entering to win, as I own several of those books already, so give others a chance.

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

Greetings From Southern California

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Thanks for your recent visit to My Blog

Take care and have a nice day :-)

Len Lambert said...

Thanks, everybody. Thank you for sharing the news with other blogger friends! Please know that this isn't to gain more followers. It's not a requirement to win any of the prizes. I would be happy to gain new blog friends but this post is to celebrate Friendships...and the sharing on Facebook, Twitter and your Blog is to spread the word!

Gems said...

Yay! will hope to READ again!!! Choose which ever fits me! :)) thanksssss!!!

Gems said...

Yay!!! would love to READ again!!!
choose the book which fits me Len! :)) Thanksss!:)

Gems said...

Yay!!! would love to READ again!!!
Choose the book which fits me Len! Thanksss!!!:)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Len .. excellent that you've got so many giveaways .. generous friends .. I must get myself into gear next year for joining in these things .. I need to get more techie-abled.

Happy Thanksgiving Len and family .. and all bloggers here and around .. cheers Hilary

Lynda R Young said...

Wow, such generosity. Because it costs so much to send anything to Australia, I'd love either of the ebooks.

I am about to share this on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

Happy Thanksgiving

Nicki Elson said...

So very cool that you're celebrating Thanksgiving along w/ us colonists. I tweeted. :) One request though---do NOT let that Doll book anywhere near my house! So scary!!!

Len Lambert said...

@Gems - Haha! Will do.

@Hillary - Your name will still be included! Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

@Lynda - that's very kind of you :) Thank you.

@Nicki - LOL. You made me laugh reading your message about The Doll. I think the cover looks very alive, doesn't it?

Glynis said...

I celebrate you, Len! x

Toyin O. said...

Wow, these are awesome giveaways!

Rachael Harrie said...

What lovely thoughts, Len :) A happy "Thanksgiving" to you as well--the blogging community is awesome, isn't it, and it's wonderful to make so many friends even though we've never met them in person :)



Robyn Campbell said...

Len, I facebooked, tweeted, and blogged. I have most of those, but I wanted to help spread the word. Smooches, Len.

Susan Fields said...

What a wonderful idea and some fabulous prizes! I'm thankful for all my online buddies, too!

Ann said...

Well Happy Thanksgiving to you too Len. I hang my head in shame...I have been very absent lately. But know I am very thankful to count you amongst my very best bloggie friends!