Monday, September 23, 2013

The "Tell A Friend" Giveaway

The release of Longing for Home has been an absolute bright spot in a very difficult year. It's a story that is close to my heart, a book I poured myself into, and a wonderful opportunity to expand my tales into a new era, a new continent, and a new group of characters. I love this book. I honestly, truly do. And I am in the mood to celebrate.


So, I am going to do some giveaways here on this blog--my little way of thanking you for your support of me and my stories, a way for me to have a virtual "party."

The "Tell A Friend" Giveaway

I love, love, love hearing people say they recommended my books to a friend. That is the ultimate endorsement! So thank you a hundred times over--I know your willingness to tell a friend has been a huge part of getting my books into the hands of new readers. In honor of that much appreciated word-of-mouth, I'm giving away a lovely prize...

  • Prize: a "Live in Hope" journal, super cute bag, and a signed copy of one of my books of your choice

  • How to enter: Leave a comment on this post letting me know who you have told about my books, "Friend," "Mom," "Sister," "All of Facebook," etc. Every comment is an entry, and you can absolutely leave more than one comment. One winner will be chosen at random from all the comments.
    • If you tell someone between now and when the contest ends... awesome! Just leave another comment.

  • Contest ends: 11:59:59pm September 30th. 

  • Open to US & Canadian residents.

Thank you, everyone, for all the support you've shown me. I hope this contest is fun.

**I'll have another giveaway in October!**

(PS, I've added info to my link bar for book clubs--if your book club is planning to read one of my books and would like to invite me to join in, let me know!)

108 comments:

Brandon and Camille Smithson said...

I love your books... and so I have recommended them to my favorite cousin, some good friends, and pretty much anyone who asks me for a good book read.

charchenko_1 said...

I LOVE your books and have got my mother hooked too!

Jenny Proctor said...

I just recommended your books to my friend Brooke. She suggested a book to me that she had really enjoyed and based on that book, I knew she would love yours as well.

Heather @ Raising Memories Blog said...

I recommended it to a friend from church.

Heather @ Raising Memories Blog said...

I posted about it on my blog, so all of my readers know about it now :)

charchenko_1 said...

I work at a book store and can't even begin to count how many customers we suggest your books to. Thanks for writing clean, uplifting books for us to enjoy!

Sarah M Eden said...

Thank you so, so much Camille and charchenko_1 and Jenny and Heather! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Ashley Allen said...

I got my sister hooked on all your books. We've both read most of them twice or more! She just gave me back my copy of Longing for Home and loved it!

Ashley Allen said...

I just shared this post with my facebook feed!!

Helen said...

I have all my sisters and sisters in law hooked, we all love them! It makes for a lot of fun conversations and giggles!

Leslie Waters said...

I LOVE your books. I have bought several of them and then share them with my Mom in law, sister, sister in laws (4) and several friends. Can't wait for more of them.

Miss C said...

Pick Me!!! I love your books and own almost all of them and have shared them with family and friends and have asked my library to purchase them as I think they are excellent.

Gayle said...

Your books are so, so wonderful! I have recommended and loaned them to several ladies from church and they have all loved them as much as I do. (One friend decided she loved them so much she had to buy her own copies so she could re-read them and not be constantly borrowing mine!) Thank you for sharing your stories! You are an inspiration to so many people.

Sarah M Eden said...

Thanks Ashley and Helen and Miss C and Leslie and Gayle. I'm so pleased you have enjoyed the books and am grateful you are willing to share with others. Thanks!!

Tarah said...

Who don't I recommend your books to would be an easier question...because I recommend them to everyone! Family, friends, Facebook, review sites, etc. I love the romance, the characters, and the fact that I never have to worry about content. You prove it's possible to have a GREAT story with out garbage, and not feel like you are missing out at all. Thanks!

Missy said...

I told my Mom about your books, I can guarantee that she will tell her circle of friends... :)

Adrienne said...

I've told friends and family and strangers, too--I always give your books great reviews on Goodreads, and before becoming a stay-at-home mom, I worked as a librarian and told tons of patrons about your books :) And once, after your first two books were out, I sent an email to your publisher telling them they should publish lots more your stuff.

Julie said...

I told my friend about Longing For Home right after I read it...LOVED IT!!!! We love your books!!!!

Julie said...

Left a facebook post for all my facebook friends/public! If anyone out there hasn't read one of your books before I hope they grab one now!

Rebb said...

I recommended your books to 3 friends who love romance.

Rebb said...

Facebook world. Love all your books!

Sarah Carter said...

I recommend your books to friends all the time! Thank you for writing clean books we can lose ourselves in!

Alicia said...

I've told all my friends who love to read! Two even finished it before I did! Don't know how we'll be able to wait for the rest of the story... Thank you for not making it a year! 6 months seems way more doable. =) We've read all of your books! Love them!

Natalie Steiner said...

I absolutely love your books!! Thank you! I have recommended any and all of your books to my mom, my best friend, my cousins, and anyone that is asking for an amazing book to enjoy!! :)

Sarah M Eden said...

Thanks a ton Sarah, Rebb, Julie, Adrienne, Missy, Tarah, and Alicia! It is humbling to know that so many of you are willing to share my work with others. I appreciate it so much.

And, Alicia--that is precisely the reason why we didn't submit Longing for Home until Hope Springs was already written. We wanted to shorten that time line as much as the slow-turning wheels of the publishing world would allow. :)

Cathy Jeppsen said...

I've shared my personal copies of your books with my sister-in-law. I've also blogged about all of the ones that I've read.

Juliene said...

I love your books! I have all of them! I loaned them all to my mother in law when her husband had a stroke last year. She had to do a lot of sitting and waiting with all of his rehab, and she read all of them in just a few weeks! Thank you for such good clean books!

Heidi said...

I love, love, love your books and I recommend them to everyone. My mom, my roommates, my aunt, and my best friend! Everyone of them loved your stories too!

Ariell Larson said...

Oh, I like this kind of giveaway. I am more than willing to share my love of your books. I was actually telling my cousins about your books at the book signing for Blackmoore at the King's English a couple weeks ago when I saw you sitting there. BTW, it was great to meet you. You are an inspiration to me!

Jodee said...

I've told my mom, best friend, three sisters, and my mother in law. we all love your books but they always seem to wait until I give the go ahead to read them. Can't wait for the next one.

ashley. said...

Karen Hodges let me borrow every single one of your books and I fell in love! :D

ashley. said...

I then told my mom about all of your books and she loves them too!

ashley. said...

and I just took "Glimmer of Hope" to work and let a co-worker borrow it.

Suzanne said...

I shared one of your books on Facebook.

Melissa said...

WHo Haven't I told! I wrote a review and recommended it to everyone who comes across your book on Amazon. I wrote another review on Goodreads and shared it with all 74 of my friends on there! And I have a pinterest page just for books that I have pined All of your books too:} Them there is facebook, I have shared your page, posted my review of your books on my time line and just basically tell everyone who asks me for a book recommendation about you and Julie:} So ya can't even count them all. Love your books especially these last two, keep up the awesome writting I am waiting on pins and needles for your next one:}

Saralena said...

I love your books so much! I have recommended your books to my parents, my husbands parents, sisters, aunts, uncles, all of my friends. Anyone who would listen to me. When I would finish one of your books I would write a review on my facebook page. A couple of my friends even went out and bought your books falling as I knew they would in love with your work! Even If I don't win I still think you're amazing!

earwaxtasteslikecrayons said...

My mom and my reading friends. Love all of your books. :)

Wendy Jones

Sarah M Eden said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Natalie, Cathy, Juliene, Heidi, Ariell, Jodee, Ashley, Suzanne, Melisaa, Saralena, and Wendy!!!

Chelsea Cannon said...

I absolutely love your books!They are the perfect way to end my day. I have recommended this book to my friends, who are just as addicted now.

Lori Gilbert said...

When I have friends ask me to recommend a good book to read, I tell them ANYTHING by Sarah Eden!

Christine W said...

I posted on Facebook, but most of my friends know about my love of your books already. I'm always talking about them ;)

Debbie said...

I've recommended several of your books to my close friends.

Debbie said...

I introduced my book club to Seeking Persephone, and they all loved it.

Debbie said...

I frequently post on facebook about your books. Whenever they go on sale on Amazon I always let my friends know.

Jen Em said...

I have recommended your books to friends, family and neighbors. I am a huge book lover and loan my books out to family and friends. Yours are always on loan to someone. I actually had a wait list for The Kiss of a Stranger.

Rachel said...

I LOVE your books SO much! They are such an inspiration to me. I recommended your books to my mother, who has now read probably six of them so far, and the Relief Society president in our ward. And I talk about them all the time around friends.

P.S. This is the Rachel you met from Tennessee in Midway :)

Brooke said...

I love your books! I have recommended them on my blog as well as on Facebook and to anyone that asks for a good book to read.

To date my favorite is Longing for Home although Drops of Gold is up there too. I can't wait for more from the Jonquil Brothers.

Allerednic said...

I told my mom. . .and my sister, much to the chagrin of my mother when we didn't hear from my sister for like, three solid days :)

Allerednic said...

I also told my best friend. She loved all of your books, and when she read them, she kept asking "Why didn't you tell me soon?" For the record. . .I told her. She just wasn't listening until about the 10th time :)

Sarah M Eden said...

This is a far bigger response than I was anticipating. Thank you so much to everyone for all your support of me and my books. I'm grateful I have a chance to thank you even in this small way. I hope you know how much I appreciate it.

Sarah M Eden said...

And thanks Chelsea, Lori, Christine, Debbie, Jen, Rachel (so great to hear from you again, Rachel! I loved meeting you at Swiss Days!), Brooke, and Allerednic!!

Jebb and Brandie Huskinson said...

I love your books. I recommended them to my grandma and she just loves them.

Ems said...

I make it a point to recommend your books to library patrons who are looking for proper romances...they really can't go wrong!

Ems
emilys @ madisonlib . org

Sandra W said...

I have read all your books and I recommended them to my friends and my mother in law.

Heather Hadlock said...

I LOVE your books and just last week was telling my sister she should read them!!

Jaime S. said...

I tell everyone I can about your books love them. Recently I have told my friends and family

Sarah M Eden said...

Thank so much Brandie, Ems, Sandra, Heather, and Jaime! I am so grateful for your support!

Tracy said...

I have read all your books and got a friend from work completely hooked.

Tracy said...

I have added all your books to my "Books Worth Reading" Pinterest board.

Tracy said...

Oh! Yah! I have my sister and my aunt reading too. I recommend your books to everyone who asks what I read!!

Artie's Blog said...

I tell everyone who will listen how much I enjoyed Longing for Home. Then I go on and on about Courting Miss Landcaster, Friends or Foes and Kissing a Stranger. These are all such wonderful reads and I look forward to see what comes next!

Kayla said...

I've recommended them to my sister, friends, random people at the library, etc...

Kayla said...

I heard about your books from a myriad of friends on Facebook.

Becky said...

I told my sister in law about them. I've read only one, but I'm excited to read more!

Sarah M Eden said...

Thank you so much Tracy, “Artie’s Blog,” Kayla, and Becky. I am so grateful for your support!!

Kate Fluckiger said...

What if I already own all of your books? :) I'm assuming that Those Books Not Yet Out don't count... do they?

Sarah M Eden said...

Kate - I would absolutely be willing to send the winner a copy of future book when it comes out if that is what he/she picks!

Lizzie Justice said...

I have recently found your books (Just in the last month!) and have read all but one. I have told my Mom and my best friend Haili! Keep writing! I adore your books! (they're my guilty pleasure!)

Rachel said...

I recommended them to my friend today via email--she is also an avid reader and I can't wait for her to read them!

Brandon and Camille Smithson said...

I just had another chance to recommend your books to another friend. :) Hopefully she is able to read up soon, because I know she'll love your work.

Donna K. Weaver said...

What a fun idea. I love your books.

Necia said...

I recommended your books to my sister-in-law. Recently I reread Friends and Foes and enjoyed it even more the second time around. :)

Stephanie Humphreys said...

I love your books. I've told all the women in my family about them and several friends as well. Can't wait to read this one.

Necia said...

Since my mom gave me the first of your books that I now own, this post is for her, Jill Brady. :)

Brandon and Camille Smithson said...
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Stephanie said...

I told my mother-in-law about your books.
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Stephanie said...

I told a friend who was looking for clean romance books about your books
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Chanae said...

I've loved all of your books so far! Can't wait to read Longing for Home!
I've recommended your books to coworkers.

Chanae said...

I've got my mom hooked on your books, and have recommended them to friends on goodreads.
Thanks for sharing such uplifting stories!

Kate Fluckiger said...

All right - in that case, here you go: I've gotten my mom, three of my sisters, and my aunt hooked on your books. They're so wonderful! Longing For Home was my favorite.

Annie Lion said...

I LOVE your books! I've told my two best friends about them, and they absolutely love them!

Annie Lion said...

I also finally got my mom to read Seeking Persephone and now she plans on reading more of your books from my collection. :) You're such an inspiration and I love your dynamic characters! So refreshing to have clean books with good characters and an engaging plot all rolled into one!

UtahTeacher said...

I've read all of your books, my all time favorite is Kiss of a Stranger!!! But just the other night I was out to dinner with girlfriends, and I told all of them about your new book Longing For Home!!! And surprise, surprise 2 of them had already read it and loved it also!! I love you regency works, but this one had a fun, fresh Old West meets Irish twist. LOVED IT!!!

Katie Goodman said...

My Mom

Katie Goodman said...

I told my mom and my grandma about your books because I love them! I try and recommend them to everyone looking for a good clean book. Thank you!

Katie Goodman said...

I also have told my sisters and friends from church. I love getting together with other friends who have read your books and discussing them!

Kira said...

I've told my bookclub, sisters, sister-in-law, my honey-he sees me reading them, Goodreads, friends who love to read in Florida and in California. Your writing inevitably comes up when discussing or comparing similar styles.

karenk said...

I LOVED this novel....and I shared it w/ all of my reading friends :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Alisha said...

I absolutely love your books! It's so nice to find an author who doesn't believe that romance is the same as smut! Thank you for writing clean romances that I feel comfortable recommending to my young women at church. I also recommend them to my sister, friends, and neighbors. :)

Sarah M Eden said...

Thanks so much Lizzie, Rachel, Camille, Donna, Necia, Stephanie H, Stephanie, Chanae, Kate, Annie, “UtahTeacher,” Katie, Kira, karenk, and Alisha!

Spencer said...

I love your books. You have such interesting dialogue between your characters, and while their personalities vary the joy of their verbal interchanges does not. I recommend your books to anyone who asks me for a good read (which in essence means at least 50 people). I even got my sister (a professed hater of romance books) to read Seeking Persephone, which she loved.

Mailee and Spencer Pyper said...

Haha! I, apparently, just left a comment from my husband's email account. So I thought I should probably leave one from mine. Spencer has not actually read your books, although he did recommend them to his sisters, because he knows I love them...so I guess it's ok that he's entered too. Hopefully he's not too embarrassed that his profile says he's read a lot of romance books...I, personally, am finding it hilarious.

Sarah M Eden said...

You do realize, Mailee, if he wins I plan to milk that for all it's worth! I'll let all of Facebook & Twitter know how much Spencer loves romance novels! :)

Jessica A said...

My mom and I always swap books and authors we love so I had to tell her how much I enjoyed "seeking Persephone" which was the first book of yours I read.

Jacey said...

My local librarian recommened your books and ever since I have been hooked.... I can't get enough of your beautifully written stories. So nice to escape to a romantic time period where love conquers. I recommend your books to everyone! My sister-in-law is reading them with me and it's been so fun having our little 'book talks' together! Thank you for sharing your talent. Please never stop writing!!

Scarlet said...

I have been reading your books for the last couple of years. I have recommended your books to my sister and book club members. Now I work in a library and I can do this almost every day. Some one checked out kiss of a stranger and I told her it was one of my favorites of yours. She was excited to read it and that we carried almost all of your books. Thank you for writing. :)

Scarlet

Brittany said...

Sister & mother

Clarissa Kae said...

Writer's of Kern - my writing group. I posted on my blog as well as handed over my beloved Seeking Persephone to my editor Dana. http://kaeclarissa.blogspot.com

Tressa S said...

I've told everyone! =D I'll enter per link I've shared, if that's okay. Here's my review of A Glimmer of Hope.

Tressa S said...

Here's when I spotlighted you on my blog a while back. :)

Tressa S said...

Here's where I shared my review of Longing For Home.

Mashua7 said...

I shared with a friend and now she loves your books.

Mashua7 said...

I told my mom about your books and now she buys them as soon as their out. She doesn't usually like my book suggestions.

Mashua7 said...

I've told friends on facebook.

Mashua7 said...

I've told other friends in my ward.

Mashua7 said...

With one of my friends, if you have a new book out, our greeting is, "Have you read the new Sarah Eden?"

Rashae Moody said...

I have left comments on Goodreads, but I recommended to all of my friends, family, and anyone who says they enjoy a good romance! :)

Sarah M Eden said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Jessica, Scarlet, Brittany, Clarissa Kae, Tressa, Mashua7, and Rashae, and to everyone who commented!

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