Monday, December 24, 2012

Surveys & Sign-ups! Seasons Greetings & Giveaways!

Twas the morning before Christmas, and all through my blog, not a creature was stirring—I spiked the eggnog.

Kidding, kidding. ;) This is my last post until January 07, 2013, so I wanted to go over a few quick things:


As we go into a new year, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the blog. To me, it's just as much yours as it is mine, so make your voice heard! :) Please click on the tag below to take the survey. It's only one question, and it just asks you to rank ten blog topics. Simple, right?


Tour sign-ups are still going on over at my website. You can choose to participate in the release day festivities, host a tour spot, or review an e-ARC on your book blog or website. (Details here.) Now, behold the badges!

Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas! (Or whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year.) You are all so important to me, and I want you to know how much I appreciate your support and friendship. *Hugs*

Sadly, I can't afford to give you guys anything cool this year... but my publisher can! 

   SSP's Merry Jubilee

From Christmas to New Year's, we're celebrating YOU!
  • Stuff your stocking with some of Sapphire Star's hottest books for just $0.99!
  • Plus, DON'T miss your chance at winning an iPad 2! (Details below.)

The Mistaken by Nancy S. Thompson
Carter's Treasure by Amy Gregory
When We Collide by A.L. Jackson
The Restaurant @ The Mill by Linn B. Halton
Sophie's Turn by Nicky Wells
Taking Charge by Mandy Baggot
Dangerous Embrace by Dana Mason
The Quintessential Gemini by Linn B. Halton
Murder In Silence by Gary Kassay

Official Giveaway Rules:
Giveaway Prize:  One (1) Apple® - iPad® 2 with Wi-Fi – 16 GB – White. No purchase necessary. This contest is void where prohibited by law. Entrants must follow Rafflecopter instructions. One (1) winner will be picked via Rafflecopter and will be notified by email within three days of end of contest. If a winner is unreachable after seven (7) days, or if that winner is unavailable for prize fulfillment, an alternate winner will be selected.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the contest commissioners, which are final on all matters pertaining to the contest. Entrants grant to Sapphire Star Publishing the right to use and publish their name online. All results posted are unofficial until winner responds to e-mail notification. Contest ends on January 2, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. PST. 
Have a great two weeks! ♥

P.S. In case you missed it on Facebook, here's a Christmas card from Wallace. ;) 


JeffO said...

Rank ten blog topics? That's a pretty tall order at this hour....Anyway, Merry Christmas, Carrie, enjoy your mini-blog break!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Merry Christmas, Carrie!! I'm on break as well and won't be back until January 2 for the IWSG.

Nancy Thompson said...

I LOVE Wallace's Christmas card. Yummo! Your badges are awesome. I've got my SSP giveaway up today, too. You have yourself the merriest of holidays, Carrie! 2013 is your year!!

Carrie Butler said...

Don't worry, Jeff. You have until January 7th. ;)

Thank you, and Merry Christmas!

Carrie Butler said...

It'll be nice to start the new year with recharged batteries, won't it? :D Merry Christmas, Alex!

Anonymous said...

I want to wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy and Safe New Year!!!
Happy reading and writing*

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Nancy! :) I can hardly wait for 2013. (Squeeee!) Merry Christmas!

P.S. That SSP giveaway is so cool! I'm glad we could help spread the word. :)

Carrie Butler said...

You too, Teresa! *Hugs*

Melissa said...

Cool poll!
Cool gifts!
And (most importantly) Cool Badges!!! :D

Woot! I'll be ringing in 2013, lifting a glass of bubbly *To Strength* :) Counting the days...

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I have a few things I must do this morning, but when I can I will definitely sit down and order tho books above! Yay, I love books and especially free ones!

Merry Christmas, Carrie. Thank you for being so wonderful. You are a strength. Blessings in 2013!

Carrie Butler said...

Why thank you, Ms. Maygrove! ;) I appreciate that!

Merry Christmas! *Hugs*

Carrie Butler said...

Yes! What a perfect excuse--I mean, DAY--to order books! :D

Merry Christmas to you, Joylene. And thank you for being such a great friend! *hugs*

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Carrie,


Love the badges! AN AWESOME CONTEST!!

WIshing you a most wonderful and SUCCESSFUL 2013... Count on me to help in any way I can!

Carrie Butler said...

Merry Christmas, Michael!

Thank you for the kind words! I know I can always count on you. :) May 2013 be your best year yet!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Half way through "Strength" and I'm really enjoying it and wanting Wallace for myself...sigh. Getting good reads during the holidays makes me seem anti-social, but oh well!

Carrie Butler said...

That made my weekend, Elizabeth! Thank you so much. :) Happy New Year!

Lisa Regan said...

Belated, I know. I hope you had a fabulous Xmas. Don't change anything . . . the blog is awesome. I can't wait for the world to have Strength!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Lisa! I appreciate that. :D I hope you had a great Christmas, too!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year, Carrie! It's going to be an exciting year.

Carrie Butler said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Michael! :D

Morgan said...

STRENGTH!!!!!! Eeeeee!!!!! Carrie, so stoked for you. All so exciting. It's going to be a fabulous year. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Morgan!! :D Squeee!!

Kelley Lynn said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! I signed up for an e-ARC :) Ah!!! Can't wait :)

Carrie Butler said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too! :) Oo, thank you, Kelley!