Sunday, October 23, 2011

SPOOKTACULAR BOOK BLOG HOP

Thank you to Kathy at "I Am A Reader Not A Writer," host of this month's Spooktacular Giveaway Blog Hop, and to co-host Rhianna at "TheDiaryofaBookworm."

This Spooktacular Giveaway Hop runs from Oct 24th to midnight on the 31st.

Each entry absolutely MUST be posted separately in the comments section below to be counted. I use RANDOM.ORG to calculate the winner and it can only consider separately posted entries.

HERE'S THE NEWS:

I'm about to release the final volume of my FREE MEN and DREAMERS historical fiction series, "In God Is Our Trust." Author Braden Bell had this to day about it:

"In the final installment of this epic series, Lewis deftly blends the many strands she began earlier. This final book is a well-executed and engrossing tale. But it is also a powerful meditation on freedom and bondage, and the many ways in which we can lose freedom and become enslaved. Through the eyes of her characters, the reader comes to appreciate the blessings of liberty and more fully grasp the responsibilities that come to those who are free. Elegantly connecting the dots between our three great responsibilities, God, Family, and Country, Lewis leaves the reader with a visceral appreciation of those who have gone on before and a commitment to stand more firmly in the moment that is now ours. A week after staying up all night to finish it, the characters and themes of this masterpiece haunt my mind and heart."

To celebrate the launch I'm giving away a 3-book prize package including:

1. An autographed copy of any of my books, (The winner can choose one from any of my seven titles at http://www.laurielclewis.com/),

2. One other new novel of my choice, and

3. One gently-read novel I've enjoyed this year.

This prize is open to entrants from the U.S. and Canada. Here's how you enter:

ENTRY 1
You must be a follower or become a follower of this blog through GFC or by email. (Click on the box on the side).

ENTRY 2
For a second entry, please visit my new website and watch the banner change. Leave a comment below and tell me what you think about the new look! And be honest. I've got a great web guy who will tweak it to please.

ENTRY 3
For a third entry, please copy and post the following link/announcement on Facebook, Twitter, or on your blog. Report back and tell me where you posted it.

"Preview FREE MEN and DREAMERS, volume 5, "In God Is Our Trust!"

ENTRY 4
Friend me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=703634776

ENTRY 5
Friend me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/laurielclewis

Now enjoy all the other stops on the hop!


99 comments:

  1. The banner moved from phrase to phrase a little slowly for my taste, but it's great nonetheless.

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  2. I visited the website. I think the banner looks great (tho I wasn't fond of the fact the words/pic for 'volume' came up blurred/a touch pixelated). I do love the layout of the revamped website. It's clean and easy to navigate.

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  3. follow gfc-tcogbill
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  4. interesting but too slow- i'd love to read it
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  5. Following GFC ~ Mary

    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

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  6. Friended on Facebook ~ Mary Reiss

    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

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  7. I liked the banner. I liked that it was blurry in the background and the writing was nice and clean up front. All the links were easy to get to and I loved the teeth ;)

    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

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  8. Following via Twitter @SweepingMe

    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

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  9. New follower. Thanks for the giveaway!
    aeberting(at)gmail (dot) com

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  10. Thanks for the chance!
    New GFC follower: Tara W
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

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  11. Twitter follower @mizztara71
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

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  12. GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

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  13. gfc follower brendajean
    facebook friend brenda child (love the teeth)
    email follower bchild5
    loved the banner! I think it would be great if it were bigger so there wasn't so much white above and below it. Just a small sliver of white would be much more dramatic. Loved it though:) Thanks for doing the hop. I LOVED Awakening Avery:)
    bchild5 at aol dot com

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  14. Great giveaway! I haven't read one of your books yet but I hope to change that soon! I think my dad has read your series though.
    I'm a follower!


    taffy(dot)lovell@gmail.com

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  15. I like the banner and tagline. I think if it moved a little faster it would keep the reader engaged.



    taffy(dot)lovell@gmail.com

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  16. I twitted!


    taffy(dot)lovell@gmail.com

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  17. We're FB friends!


    taffy(dot)lovell@gmail.com

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  18. I follow on Twitter


    taffy(dot)lovell@gmail.com

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  19. I absolutely love this series. I also love the new website.Easy to navigate and quick to load. I actually like the Banner because it gives us time to read everything before it changes. Thanks for the opportunity Laurie.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  20. GFC name is Lucky47
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  21. Follower: Kristy Wilson
    simply-enchanting@hotmail.com

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  22. I am a GFC follower as Velvet

    velvethubler at yahoo dot com

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  23. I like you on Facebook as Velvet Hubler

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  24. I like the banner its nice and easy to look at

    amhengst at verizon dot net

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  25. I like on FB to
    amhengst
    amhengst at verizon dot net

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  26. GFC follower also

    amhengst
    amhengst at verizon dot net

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  27. I'm following your blog and would love to review your books on my blog--starting with Dark Sky at Dawn. I enjoyed your catchy video as well.

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  28. I forgot to leave my blog name: www.murph4slaw.blogspot.com
    I'm also at Small Deceptions on Facebook...:o) By the way, congratulations on your series! It's so exciting to have publishers want the whole series! Have a fantastic day.

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  29. I'm a GFC follower: Lexie@BookBug
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

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  30. FB friend: Lexie May Hogan
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

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  31. Twitter friend: @LexieBookBug
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

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  32. I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/LexieBookBug/status/129318954178052096
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

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  33. I have been good friends with you for several years and now the book series is ending i am so excited and also depressed that its the end i loved all of them the series was started 8 years ago and i love the banner on your website

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  34. GFC: Dominique

    couponcookie at gmail dot com

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  35. Twitter follower: @laylees

    couponcookie at gmail dot com

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  36. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/laylees/status/129354863711752192

    couponcookie at gmail dot com

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  37. As someone already said, the part of the banner that flashes "volume 5" isn't as crisp and clear as the rest of the words/images. Other than that the banner is fine.

    couponcookie at gmail dot com

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  38. Blogger wouldn't allow Rachel Williamson DeVaughn's comments to post so she emailed her entries to me and I promised to post for her, so this is because she's a follower.

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  39. Rachel Williamson DeVaughn tweeted my tagline.

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  40. Rachel Williamson DeVaughn commented on the website.

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  41. entry 2 - visited your blog and the banner is very elegant. Sadly, I don't think random visitors to blog will take the time to watch the banner unfold. Banners are often what bring us to a location; once we are there, we are looking at the content.

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  42. FB shared
    https://www.facebook.com/betty.dennis2/posts/128310310610340

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  43. I follow you on GFC (same name)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  44. Maybe its just my computer monitor but to be completely honest the image looks blury. Sharper image clearer colors would make it look really sharp

    megnate at telus dot net

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  45. Sent a friend request on facebook (same name)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  46. I follow you on twitter as zaira_faith

    megnate at telus dot net

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  47. GFC follower - Sherry S.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  48. friends on Facebook - Sherry Strode
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  49. Happy Spooktacular week! I'd like to read VOLUME ONE: DARK SKY AT DAWN ^_^

    GFC: kimyunalesca
    kimyunalesca(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. I think your banner is very lovely! I like the colors,the sync. is amazing a great way to showcase your work ^_^

    kimyunalesca(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. Twitter follower: kimyunalesca

    kimyunalesca(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. I am your newest follower on GFC.

    Patricia

    plb1050 At gmail dot com

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  53. Overall I liked the banner, but a as stated above # 5 had issues. It could move a tad faster too.
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this Spooktacular Giveaway!
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Thanks for the generous giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! I already follow via GFC (MamaHendo3).

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  55. The new look is great! However, the words "Free Men and Dreamers", "Volume Five" and "In God Is Our Trust" don't appear to be as "crisp" as the tag lines and the screen changes are a little too slow for my taste.

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  56. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/130269142996623360

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  57. Already FB fan (Laura Henderson).

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  58. Already a Twitter follower @MamaHendo3.

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  59. GFC Follower: Kayla27

    kaylalovesandrew09@yahoo.com

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  60. I think the banner looks amazing!

    kaylalovesandrew09@yahoo.com

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  61. added you on facebook: Kayla Merritt

    kaylalovesandrew09@yahoo.com

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  62. Following by email ashleylittlehandprintsdaycare@yahoo.com

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  63. I really like the new banner but I feel like the white writing is a little hard to read. But the rest looks awesome and I love the background!!

    ashleylittlehandprintsdaycare@yahoo.com

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  64. Following you on twitter as asiegle1
    ashleylittlehandprintsdaycare@yahoo.com

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  65. https://twitter.com/#!/ASiegle1/status/130416065518895105

    ashleylittlehandprintsdaycare@yahoo.com

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  66. Thank you for the chance to win! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom GFC Krystal Larson

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  67. I follow you by email subscription
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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  68. i love the banner and I don't think you need to chance anything about it.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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  69. I friended you on facebook-mamabunny shelor
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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

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  71. gfc follower (Ruth)
    ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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  72. Your banner is awesome! You really do have a great tech guy! Maybe one day I'll get mine to do that!
    ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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  73. tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/ruthhill74/status/130511841448308736

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  74. your facebook friend
    Ruth Mayer Hill

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  75. Thanks for the giveaway!

    +1 GFC- ashlyn_jai
    +1 I liked the banner, but like someone said, some of the images seemed a little blurry.
    +1 http://twitter.com/#!/ashie_624/status/130549449859674112
    +1 Facebook Friend- Ashlyn Williams
    +1 Twitter Follower- @shie_624

    ashlynwilliams@hotmail.com

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  76. I think I screwed up my twitter name. Its @ashie_624. Thanks

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  77. I am following your blog. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. thanks for the spooky hop giveaway books
    follow your blog by gfc - dayle b - vinci
    dayleb at telus dot net

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  79. like your new site alot. very eye catching.
    Very clever having the banner change.
    But, the white back in my opinion should be a
    different color. green perhaps.
    Just love your wallpaper on this site.
    cheers WTG on your writing skills
    dayle b at telus dot net

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  80. follow your blog by twitter as vinci777
    @vinci777 DAYLE
    LAURIE LC LEWIS: A VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL: SPOOKTACULAR BOOK BLOG HOP laurielclewis.blogspot.com/2011/10/spookt…
    dayle b at telus dot net

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  81. GFC - rickimc
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  82. GFC holly wright
    Hollybwright atcomcastdotnet

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  83. I follow via email and GFC

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  84. I love the concept of your changing banner. It has nice smooth changes, etc. The only thing I saw was that when it zoomed in on the book title sections, the image looks a bit fuzzy.

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  85. I am a facebook friend (As Christine Hellewell Jensen)

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  86. twitter follower as @stickyprints
    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  87. gfc: janiera
    prettyhaydengurl@yahoo.com

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  88. following you on twitter @lazenbeauty
    prettyhaydengurl@yahoo.com

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  89. following on facebook at Nina Christensen

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  90. Well, I turned to the all-wise Random.org for the winning entry, and this was its response:
    True Random Number Generator
    Result: 95
    Powered by RANDOM.ORG

    Entry 95 was the winner, and that was Janiera at prettyhaydengurl@yahoo.com.

    Thank you to everyone who offered commetns on the new web site. We're taking those seriously and making changes. And thank you to all my new blog, Twitter and Facebook followers. I look forward to chatting an sharing ideas with you.

    I'll be posting a new contest this evening. It will run until midnight Sunday, the 6th, which is also the night we turn the clocks back.

    Thanks again!

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  91. Well, I turned to the all-wise Random.org for the winning entry, and this was its response:
    True Random Number Generator
    Result: 95
    Powered by RANDOM.ORG

    Entry 95 was the winner, and that was Janiera at prettyhaydengurl@yahoo.com.

    Thank you to everyone who offered commetns on the new web site. We're taking those seriously and making changes. And thank you to all my new blog, Twitter and Facebook followers. I look forward to chatting an sharing ideas with you.

    I'll be posting a new contest this evening. It will run until midnight Sunday, the 6th, which is also the night we turn the clocks back.

    Thanks again!

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