Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It's so Cherry Contest Winners!

We are excited to announce the winners of our Spring Kickoff Giveaway.  Thanks to everyone who participated.  We hope you will continue to follow us.  We have fun things coming up, and hope to do another contest before too long.  Congratulations to all the winners! 
Grand Prize
Crystal Young
Jennifer@ Fictitious Musings
Angela Brown
Jenn Wilks

Winners of Barefoot Sandals
Ellen Cloch
Chelsea Haller
Ricki@ Reading Challenged
Melody J
Alissa (No last name offered)
Danyelle Ferguson
June M.
Tamera Westhoff
Jessica Foster
Brooke Berry
Erin Anderson
Jean (No last name offered)
Michelle Hudak
Lexie@ BookBug
Heidi Cole
Andrea Rossel
Kassandra (No last name offered)
Sayomay (No last name offered)
Carla (No last name offered)
Tobi (No last name offered)

We will be emailing the winners to get shipping information.   Winners will have seven days to respond, after which alternates will be chosen. Prizes will ship within ten business days. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My review: Bound by C.K. Bryant

About the book:  When a photo shoot ends in tragedy, Kira discovers her best friend, Lydia, has been keeping a secret. Knowing the truth, and accepting it, will change Kira's life forever and thrust her into a world of ancient curses, magical objects, and savage enemies. What happens next will challenge everything Kira knows about her world, herself and the shape-shifting warrior she's falling in love with. No longer the timid mouse her mother accused her of being, but a woman who finds the mental and physical strength to endure and survive. BOUND is a heroic tale of true friendship, infinite sacrifice and untamed love.

I bought this book at a writer retreat from the author (because I hang with the cool kids, ya ;)) at the same time I purchased another book. One I read in a day or two. The other I waited on. And waited. And waited. Somehow I knew, just by looking at it, reading the back, holding it in my hands, it would be the kind of book that would change me forever. That it would be awesome covered in amazing-sauce. I ended up loving both books, but in different ways. The second book? The one I waited to read because it intimidated the crap out of me? That was BOUND.

C.K. Bryant is my friend. I've gotten to know her online persona pretty well, and I just love her. She's all worlds of amazing. But, you probably know how it is when you buy a book from a friend. You want to love it, for them. And I'm not going to deny that, on some level, my affection for Chris has colored my love of her writing. BOUND was the first thing she'd written that I ever read.

And I loved it. The story hooked me, I cared about the characters, I NEEDED to know what happened next, and the set up for the second book left me crying for more.

Now, with the sequel, BROKEN, just around the corner, I felt it was time to share my feelings about BOUND with you. I encourage you to pick up a copy for yourself before BROKEN is released. Click HERE for the paperback version, or HERE if you want the ebook version FREE. You won't regret it.

Monday, May 7, 2012

It's So Cherry Super Spring Kickoff

The trees and flowers are blooming, the sun is out (well, sometimes) and we here at It's So Cherry are all about celebrating, so we're giving away gift bags to four lucky winners, and a pair of barefoot sandals to 20 more. That’s right, you have TWENTY-FOUR chances to win.

To enter, register at www.itssocherry.com, and follow one (or more) of the participating blogs, then fill out the form below.

Contest Rules:

- Must be 16 and over
- One prize per household
- Must be registered @www.itssocherry.com
- Only valid for those living within the continental US, or with a United States mailing address

Each grand prize goodie bag will contain (1) Flower necklace set (with earrings), (1) crochet head wrap (color may vary), (1) scarf (color and style may vary), (1) package nail wraps, and (1) black wrap bracelet.  We will also give away 20 pairs of barefoot sandals to 20 winners.  

To enter, simply register for an account with It's So Cherry (www.itssocherry.com) and sign up for their email list.  Entries will be accepted starting Monday, May 7th, until midnight, mountain standard time, on Friday, May 18th.  

Prizes will be shipped within 10 business days after contest winners have been announced.   Winners will be selected using random.org, and contacted using the email provided for registration on the It's So Cherry website.  

Names of the goodie bag winners will be posted to participating blog sites as well as the blog for It's So Cherry, www.itssocherry.blogspot.com. Upon notification, winners will have 7 days to respond, after which another winner will be chosen. 

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