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Hullabaloos, Blog Chains and Requiem

Happy Wednesday All! Time for another Blog Chain round. Cole started this round and asked the following:

Christmas is a time of gift giving. If you could gift aspiring authors with one piece of advice, what would it be?

Man, this is a great one! For's persistence. There is nothing easy about this business. Nothing. It's more than writing great stories, perfecting the craft and selling your work. It's more than editing and marketing. It is just more. And to achieve your dreams, it takes work, and persistence. LOADS of it!

To hear a little more advice, check out Sandra's from yesterday, and Katrina's post tomorrow.

And since we are talking about gifts and all...It is ALSO TIME FOR TODAY'S #HULLABALOO

We are down the last couple of days of the giveaway, and I really wanted to give all of you something from my collection of items...
But before I get to that, check out ALL of the giveaways today...they just get better and better:

For Hullabaloo Day #10, I am giving away SIGNED COPIES of my Requiem Series, including the hardback for LACRIMOSA, the paperback for LIBERA ME and the paperback for DOMINUS (when it released in 2013). Here are what some people are saying about the series:

"LACRIMOSA reaches out, grabs readers by the heart, and takes them on an emotional journey from the first page to the last. The last novel you'll need to read to understand true sacrifice." ~ Elana Johnson, Author of Possession

"An emotional ride that kept me guessing at every turn, dip, and upside down whirl. This novel will have you gripping your e-reader until your fingers are white. Love, sacrifice, redemption, damnation, hot angels and demons, it has it all and so much more!" - Heather McCorkle, Author of To Ride A Puca

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  1. My little niece came over to stay for the week!

  2. So true about persistence being critical if you want to be an author. Have a Happy Holidays!

  3. My little man who is about to head out the door to school.

  4. Moment of joy: being home with my little man!

  5. My moment of joy no rain to go for a walk with my dog.

  6. Moment of Joy: hugging my Chipmunk.

  7. My moment of joy today is the special feeling I got completing something I never dreamed I would.

  8. Moment of joy: When my oldest told me that he is going to put 26 candles along the east coast of the US on his world map project for school to commemorate the victims of the Shady Hook shooting.

  9. I'm almost done with univeristy. That fact alone brings me joy ^^

  10. Ah persistence, the ever important ingredient for the successful author. What a fabulous giveaway today! Spreading the word for you...

  11. My moment of joy was FINALLY getting the Christmas tree put up!!!

  12. Getting slightly better from the stomache bug...


  13. Getting everything wrapped and finalized before Christmas :) Hope you have a very Merry Christmas :)


  14. Look at all these giveaways just in time for the holidays! How fun! I just wrote my post for the blog chain and came over to see I had inadvertently aped yours. Persistence, you said. That was the best advice I ever got: Writer's write.

    Your books all look amazing, Christine! Congratulations!

  15. I got a letter in the mail from my great-grandmother.

  16. These giveaways are great, thanks!

  17. Entering these amazing giveways. Thanks so much!!
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  18. Today is my last day of work for the year. Yay!

  19. Spending the holidays with my boys. :)

  20. We got more rain and no more snow- how sad! Happy Holidays!

  21. My newest moment of joy was seeing this giveaway! I missed the free day of Lacrimosa (although I am sure I will break down and buy it on my next book buying spree!) so I need this one!

    Happy Holidays,

  22. Hanging out with girlfriends is a moment of joy. Talking, reminiscing, and laughing with them do wonders to me. They are my support group.


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