Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Debut Authors Giveaway Hop


2013 Debut Author Giveaway Hop
December 4-11
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Bookhounds 
Featuring books released in 2013 by Debut Authors (First Time Authors)

I'm participating in another giveaway hop! And today, I'm so excited to share a book I just recently read called To Know You by Shannon Ethridge. (Shannon isn't technically a first-time author, but this is her first novel.) I thought this book was just phenomenal, and I'd love for one of you to read it too! (You can read my review here.)

About the Book
Julia Whittaker’s rocky past yielded two daughters, both given up for adoption as infants. Now she must find them to try to save her son.

Julia and Matt Whittaker’s son has beaten the odds for thirteen years only to have the odds—and his liver—crash precipitously. The only hope for his survival is a “living liver” transplant, but the transplant list is long and Dillon's time is short. His two older half-sisters, born eighteen months apart to two different fathers, offer his only hope for survival.

But can Julia ask a young woman—someone she surrendered to strangers long ago and has never spoken with—to make such a sacrifice to save a brother she’s never known? Can she muster the courage to journey back into a shame-filled season of her life, face her choices and their consequences, and find any hope of healing? 

And what if she discovers in her own daughters’ lives that a history of foolish choices threatens to repeat itself? 

Julia knows she’s probably embarking on a fool’s errand—searching for the daughters she abandoned only now that she needs something from them.

But love compels Julia to take this journey. Can grace and forgiveness compel her daughters to join her?

Giveaway
Enter to win a copy of To Know You by Shannon Ethridge. Giveaway open to US residents and ends December 11. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. (There are LOTS of other bloggers participating in the hop, so click on the links in the linky list below for more giveaways!)

*** Also, be sure to check out all of the awesome giveaways going on as part of my Countdown to Christmas Party, running Dec 2-14. ***


*** All participants must be 18 years or older. The winner will be contacted via email. Once contacted the winner has 72 hours to respond with the required information. If the winner does not respond within the timeframe specified, another winner will be chosen. I am not responsible for shipping mishaps. Void where prohibited. ***
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30 comments:

  1. I discovered Melissa Tagg - her debut novel, Made To Last, was SO good!! :D

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  3. I discovered Ken Baker by reading How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love. I loved it. The writing style used in the book was so down to earth and realistic that I made an instant connection with the characters.

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  5. A new author I discovered was Melissa Jagears. Her books are historical books and very great books to read.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. I don't think I read any books by new authors this year, I would certainly like to though!

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  7. I have read so many books and ebooks this year I don't remember which is new but I like the Gateway book and I believe she was new this year

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  8. I don't know any of thee new authors. I look forward to reading Shannon Ethridge's book

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  9. Emily Murdoch's If You Find Me, was one of my favorites this year. I honestly didn't know she was a debut author until I read her biography. The story was wonderful and demonstrates how anything can be overcome.

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  10. This sounds like a good book. Interesting review. Please put my name in the drawing.
    MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

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  11. The new author that I met this year is Sandra Bricker.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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  12. the newest author i discovered this yar was katherine reay and i would recommend her because dear mr. knightley was one of the most engaging books i read this year.

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  13. I discovered Tabitha Suzuma this year. I'd recommend her books because they're beautifully written and driven by emotion.

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  14. This year i discovered Sundin, Sarah.

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  15. I had the chance to review this book, but passed because of too many other commitments.But now, after reading your thoughts, I'd love to read it, Brooke.

    I have discovered some gems by trying new authors this year. A few that quickly come to mind are Mother of Pearl by Kellie Coates Gilbert, The Outcast by Jolina Petersheim, Flight of the Earls by Michael K. Reynolds, In Broken Places by Michele Phoenix. All were outstanding in my opinion.

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  16. I discovered Katy Evans this year and I would recommend her books because I love how emotional her books are and I really enjoy her writing.

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  17. Tina Torrest is one of my favorite new authors. Her Remember When series was heartfelt and real, with characters you can't help but fall in love with. I highly recommend it to *anyone*.

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  18. This year I discovered Julie Cantrell, When Mountains Move and Into the Free......fabulous books!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  19. I read Waiting on the Sidelines by Ginger Scott this year and really enjoyed it. I found her characters very real and I felt for them throughout their journey. Loved her work!

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  20. Brian McClellan. His work was absolutely amazing!

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  21. I enjoy books by new authors; it give great variety to my reading. sharon, CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I haven't read any debuts this year. That's why this hop interests me so much.

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  23. Katherine Reay wrote Dear Mr. Knightly.


    Lots of Jane Austenish quotes. Really though, I enjoyed the interplay of quotes between Alex, Sam, and the Professor. I also enjoyed reading a "Daddy Longlegs" style story that brought a happy ending with it. It will surprise you! I thought I had it all figured out. Nope, Katherine Reay got me. I look forward to reading Reay's next book.

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  24. I can't think of any debuts that I have read this year.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. I discovered Jojo Moyes! So great! Check her out!

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  26. Jay Crownover is a wonderful New Adult writer. I would HIGHLY recommend her.

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  27. I discovered Katy Perry this year she is a great author and has great books.

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  28. New to me was JoJo Moyes. I really loved Me Before You.

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