Spring Blog Carnival Stop/ Giveaway for 2 Copies of Kate George’s California Schemin’

Thanks to everyone for entering! The winners were Lora and Betty!

Welcome to the Spring Blog Carnival, sponsored by Pure Imagination, Reading Angel, Candace’s Book Blog, and The Book Swarm. During this giveaway hop, different blogs are hosting booths. Each booth has a fun challenge for you to do to enter their giveaway. More than 200 blogs are hosting giveaways for this fun event. (you can access the other giveaways via clicking any of the above links.)

While you’re here, please feel welcome to download my brand new, hot off the press, short mystery story Laundry Day for free on Smashwords, about marriage gone awry. Then at my stop, you’re invited to attend a “taping” of the mock reality show Sink or Swim, which is a regular feature on my blog. For newcomers, this on-line “game show” is inspired by my mystery novel Sink or Swim. In the on-line version, authors can enter their characters as contestants. Today’s contestant is Bree MacGowan, 30, of South Royalton, VT, the protagonist of Kate George’s mystery novels Moonlighting in Vermont and the brand new California Schemin’. Two lucky commenters will win paperback copies of California Schemin’. This giveaway is open in the U.S. Deadline is midnight on May 8th.

Here is how to enter. Please note that you must leave a separate comment for each entry.
1. Leave your name and email address in the comments.
Bonus Points:
2 Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect or Networked Blogs 1 for each.
3. Subscribe to Kate George’s blog. 1 (and check out her Spring Blog Carnival Contest!)
4. Follow Kate on Twitter. 1
5. Follow me on Twitter. 1
6. Tweet this post or share on Facebook. 1 for each share. (Share links in upper right sidebar)

Remember, leave a separate comment for each entry and leave your email address at least once. But first, I hope you’ll stay for a few minutes to enjoy Bree MacGowan’s contestant interview for the fictional reality show Sink or Swim, coming at you live from the Spring Carnival.

1. Tell us about yourself and the book or series you’re from. My name is Bree MacGowan, and I’m featured in a series about some wild incidents in my life. The two currently available are Moonlighting in Vermont and California Schemin’ by Kate George. I don’t think Kate would be writing about my life at all, except that dead bodies keep dropping into my life. Without the bodies who would want to read about a small town Vermont girl who can’t keep a boyfriend? You can find both books at Mainly Murder Press or Kate’s Amazon.com author page: http://tinyurl.com/4fh33v7 .

2. What is something about yourself that no one else knows?
When I was in high school, I used to skinny dip in the White River. I take it back, one other person knows that; Beau Maverick used to follow me down there hoping to catch a peak. So what does no one know? Sometimes I let my dogs sleep in bed with me because I’m still afraid of the dark.

3. Tell us about an unusual job or hobby that you’ve had?
When I was in college, I used to drive Mercedes cars from Canada into the United States for an auto importer, That was until one of the other couriers was caught with a trunk full of drugs. She swore she didn’t know about it, and I believed her. After that my dad made me quit.

4. What is the strangest or most exciting thing that has ever happened to you? Besides the dead bodies? A skunk once took up residence in one of my dog beds on the porch.

5. What would you do if you won a million dollars?
Remodel the farm. Build a new horse barn. Get another dog.

6. Please tell us briefly about your author and list web sites.
www.kategeorge.com is Kate George’s web site and blog. You can also find her on Amazon.com and Goodreads.com and a couple of other places.

Click the picture to download this short story free on Smashwords as a PDF or in the ebook format of your choice.

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  1. Stephanie says

    Great giveaway!


    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

  2. Stephanie says

    GFC follower- thegirlonfire27

  3. I am always looking for new authors to read.

  4. I would love to read this book.

  5. Looks like a fun book!

  6. I am a GFC follower – rickimc

  7. Krysta Banco says

    Awesome giveaway!!
    Name: Krysta Banco


  8. Krysta Banco says

    Follow on GFC under Krysta Banco


  9. Krysta Banco says

    Follow Kate on twitter- @YearofTiger86


  10. Krysta Banco says

    Follow you on twitter- @YearofTiger86


  11. Following on GFC (Christie)

    swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

  12. Following on Networked Blogs (Christie)

    swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

  13. following Kate on Twitter (Chrissie123123)

    swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

  14. following you on Twitter (Chrissie123123)

    swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

  15. Thanks for the giveaway!


  16. I follow on GFC as squiggles87.


  17. I follow Kate on twitter (squiggles87)


  18. I follow you on twitter (Squiggles87)


  19. Thanks for the giveaway

  20. I AM A GFCC follower- Lora1967

  21. I am following Kate on twitter- LOra1967

  22. I am following you on twitter- LOra1967

  23. I twittered your contest


  24. Shannon J. says

    1. Shannon Johnson

  25. Shannon J. says

    2.GFC Shannon Johnson
    network blog Shannon Johnson

  26. Shannon J. says

    4. Kate twitter- IandSsmom

  27. Shannon J. says

    5. twitter IandSsmom

  28. Shannon J. says
  29. I would love to be entered…my name is Angie Dubisher

  30. I follow by gfc Angie Dubisher

  31. I’m following Kate on twitter @bangersis

  32. I’m following you on twitter @bangersis

  33. Sounds good 🙂

  34. Krystal Larson says

    Krystal Larson GFC follower

  35. Krystal Larson says

    Icecream1891 Tweet follower on Kate’s twitter account 🙂

  36. Krystal Larson says

    Icecream1891 Tweet follower on your twitter account 🙂

  37. Krystal Larson says
  38. Krystal Larson says
  39. This is a great giveaway 🙂

    sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

  40. Great giveaway GFC follower: heather (booksavvybabe)

  41. Kimmel Tippets says

    stimble (at) hotmai (dot) com

  42. Linda Henderson says

    Thank you so much for the giveaway.
    Linda Henderson
    seriousreader at live dot com

  43. Linda Henderson says

    Follow on GFC as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  44. Linda Henderson says

    Follow on Networked blogs.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  45. Linda Henderson says

    I follow Kate on Twitter as BookOwner.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  46. Linda Henderson says

    I follow you on Twitter as BookOwner.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  47. Linda Henderson says

    I tweeted this giveaway.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  48. Linda Henderson says
  49. mamabunny13 says

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  50. mamabunny13 says

    I follow you via gfc – mamabunny13
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  51. mamabunny13 says

    I follow you via networked blogs – mamabunny shelor
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  52. mamabunny13 says
  53. mamabunny13 says

    I follow you on twitter @mamabunny13
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  54. mamabunny13 says

    I follow Kate on twitter @mamabunny13
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  55. Leah Colson says

    Leah Colson


  56. Donna McBroom-Theriot says

    My email: dkmtheriot@yahoo.com
    Donna McBroom-Theriot

  57. Donna McBroom-Theriot says

    I am a follower.
    Donna McBroom-Theriot
    My Life. One Story at a Time.

  58. catslady says

    Thanks for a great giveaway.


  59. catslady says

    I follow you at GFC.


  60. well i am following you on good read and face book and twitter that count i love to read the book

  61. i for got my email desitheblonde@msn.com

  62. connie black says

    Thanks for the chance!

  63. Thanks for the great giveaway!!


  64. I am a follower on GFC-judy


  65. I follow on twitter @ladymagnolia99


  66. jenny(at)wedeskyull(dot)com

    Stacy, your Smashwords short sounds terrific! How can i read if I don’t have an e reader?

    Kaye, great to see you here–skinny dipping in the White River–there is no better place than that 🙂

    • Hi Jenny, you can still download it from Smashwords as a PDF and read it on your computer – the story itself is short – the length of the ebook comes from the bonus sample chapters. Thanks to everyone who has entered so far – I love hosting these fun events!

  67. Linda White says

    Thanks for the great contest!

  68. Shannon Baas says

    I would like to read this.

  69. Count me in, please!

    dwarzel at hotmail.com

  70. Linda D. says

    I’d love to read the book!

    lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

  71. Linda D. says

    GFC follower: lindadao2060

    lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

  72. Linda D. says

    Networked Blogs follower: Linda Dao

  73. Linda D. says

    Twitter follower: linda2060

  74. connie black says

    Thanks for the chance
    epblack at zoominternet dot net

  75. Sue Farrell says

    I just might enjoy this book

  76. I would love to win

    lisasworldofbooks @charter.net

  77. Betty McBroom says

    Initial entry
    Thanks for giveaway
    Bmcbroom at gmail dot com

  78. Betty McBroom says

    Old GFC follower as Betty-Reflections with Coffee

    Bmcbroom at gmail dot com

  79. Would love to win!

  80. GFC follower

  81. Thanks for the giveaway!!


  82. Laura H. says

    Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop!


  83. Laura H. says

    Already follow via GFC (Bornajhawk).


  84. Laura H. says

    Already follow on Networked Blogs (Laura G. Henderson).


  85. Laura H. says

    Subscribed to Kate’s blog via Google


  86. Laura H. says

    Follow Kate on Twitter @MamaHendo3.


  87. Laura H. says

    Already follow you on Twitter @MamaHendo3).


  88. Laura H. says

    Tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/66918541651218432


  89. Laura H. says
  90. GFC Follower Anne


  91. GFC follower!

    Isn’t the Spring Blog Carnival fun??


    jhsmail at comcast dot net

  92. James Coyne says

    I would love to win this


  93. James Coyne says

    I follow via GFC

  94. James Coyne says

    i subscribe to Kate George’s Blog

  95. James Coyne says

    i follow kate on twitter


  96. James Coyne says

    i follow you on twitter


  97. James Coyne says
  98. Diane Baum says

    i would like a chance to read this
    Thank you

Stacy Juba