Wednesday, March 6, 2013

2nd Nomination for the Liebster Award and Giveaway

2nd Nomination

Thank you to A Day in a book for my nomination for 
the Liebster award. 
The purpose of the Liebster Award is to get blogs with less than 200 followers noticed.

The Rules
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees;
3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been chosen.
4. Copy and Paste the blog award on your blog.

Questions from Nominator 
1. Why do you blog?

  1. To promote myself and my new released book A Pirate's Wife
  2. Promoting and reviewing co-authors books
  3. It broadens my world with knowledge.

2. What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

          Chocolate and nuts

3. If you could have 3 wishes what would they be?

  1. To be self-sufficient
  2. A beautiful home with a unobstructed view, either sea or mountain. The verdict is still out.
  3.  Finally to own my dream car. Isn't she beautiful :)

4. Star Trek or Star Wars? (I’ve always wanted to ask that question)

Not big on Sci-Fi but liked both series and movies. Well those that I have seen.  
5. What’s your favorite day dream?

To have a PA. Life would be so much easier. 

6. What’s your pet peeve?

Stubborn and very determined. It can be a pain some times.

7. What’s your favorite book and why?

There is so many. One I can point out that I read in the beginning of the year was Primal by D.A Serra. Survival well illustrated when a mother fight for the safety of her family, kicked some serious ass and beyond all odds tracked the men down and killed them one by one. Becoming primal in her protectiveness. I can relate with the main character in so many ways. This is where the stubbornness and the willingness to fight comes in. Touch my children and you touch me.

8. If you had a million dollars what would you do?

I hope can give more than one answer

  1. Vacation, I am so tired and can use some time away.
  2. Trip to Tuscany. A definite must
  3. To see more of my country. Meet people
  4. To start a Book shop.

9. If you could, would you travel to the past to fix mistakes or travel to the future to prevent ones that could be made?

The problem with this question is how far must you go back to fix the mistakes. Since it has snowball effects that changed your life. The one rolling into the other. I would have to be reborn for this to happen. So what I have learned is to take it day by day, live the best you can with what you have and be still graceful about it. Learn, gain knowledge and do not be afraid to let the naughty side of you come out once in a while. We are allowed to let our hair down and just enjoy life.

10. Do you think it’s possible to hate someone?

O yes. Hated a few people in my life. Part of growing older is gaining wisdom in who to trust.

11. What are three words you would use to describe yourself?

  1. Determined
  2. Observant
  3. Teachable

11 Random Facts 
1. I’m a Believer

2. I study English Romance Writing
3. I am busy with a follow up for "A Pirate's Wife"
4. My second book is with a editor.
5. My third book is with a veteran in the military

6. Roses is my favorite flower
7. I love good music
8. I love to watch good movies with a message. Either Inspirational or based on true events.
9. I do not watch TV.
 Well....:) except for Survivor, Amazing Race and The Good Wife.
10. There are very few genres in fiction I won’t read.

11. Love a good conversation with interesting people.

11 Questions for my Nominees 

  1. Why do you read? Or Why do you write?
  2. What do you blog about? 
  3. What wisdom can you give fellow bloggers?
  4. Do you have any pets? 
  5. Do you listen to music? If so what genre? 
  6. What is your favorite dessert? 
  7. What is your current short or long-term goal(s)? 
  8. What new release are you looking forward to this year? 
  9. What is your favorite new book that you read within the last year?
  10. Do you have a favorite author? If so who? 

My nominees 
 The Book Knoll 
 Read Your Writers
 Bookworm Babblings
 Book Fidelity 
 Divas Of Desire
 Jody's Tuesday Linkup Blog Hop
 Chelsea's Bookshelf Blog
 Pure Jonel
 Terrell Ash Talks
 Cioburi de Vise (Broken Dreams)
 A Heart Beat away

12. The Night Life
13. Book Club Librarian 
14. Fausti's Book Quest
15. Time 2 Blog

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  1. Thank you so very much Lynelle for nominating me for this wonderful award. I really appreciate it honey, it means allot to me.

    God bless,

  2. The same to you Jody J. I hope it helps you getting more feet.

  3. Hi!

    Thank you for nominating me ! :D

    All best,

  4. Thank you Lynelle, for the nomination. I am honored.

  5. You are all very welcome, Gabriella and Chelsea. Hope this can draw more feet to your blogs.

  6. Thank you so much, Lynelle. This was so very kind of you.

    Joanne Marie

  7. It is a pleasure JoanneMarie

  8. Excellent blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a
    little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option?
    There are so many choices out there that I’m completely confused .. Any tips? Bless you!

    1. Thanks for the compliment Rashed.

      Yeah it can be confusing and intimidating at first but once you find your feet it would be worth while.

      I will recommend to start with a free platform like WordPress or Google Blog to familiarize you with the whole scene and the content you will add on the site. It can be overwhelming if you have no idea what you will add.
      Only recently I have I went for the paid option as well, to broaden my horizons. Using both as a platform to advertise my own books and those I help as well.

      Hope it helps
      Bless you