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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The Birthday Blog Hop!


Welcome to my little stop on the Carrie Ann's birthday blog hop!
First, of course, I would like to wish Carrie Ann a very happy birthday, and thank her for the chance to join in on this little adventure.
Now for the blog!

As some of my regular visitors might already know I am not one for planning out blog posts. In fact, most of my posts are done on a wing and a prayer. So having to come up with one purely about birthdays might be a touch tough for me. You know, planning ahead and all. However, never fear! As it would turn out my son's birthday is coming up only a few days before Carrie Ann's, and as luck would have it. I happen to like talking about my son!

On April 2nd my Son Nathan will be turning 5. As a father I couldn't be more proud of him. He is a smart, caring, and loving son. He is quick to learn, (he can already read basic words) and he follows along with his sister in all her schooling, matching her work most of the time. (even passing it in some areas)
That is a picture of him, to the right, at his sisters birthday in January. He loves to be the joker in our family and is always quick to try and bring out the laugh in everyone. I love my little man, and one day when he reads this post I want him to know all of you said a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Carry Ann, and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my son NATHAN!

In the spirit of keeping this blog short, I will now cut to the best part. As a prize to a random commenter on this blog I will be giving away not 1 book, but a total of 4 books! THE DREAMERS series by David and Leigh Eddings to be exact.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dreamers_(novel_series)
One of the lucky commenters below will find themselves enthralled in a series of stories told by one of the best authors in the fantasy genre.
Now for the personal part. I, of course, am an author as well. For those of you new to my blog you will find more than a few samples of my work posted here. However, if you wish to see some of the more polished, and proper samples of my work. You can find them here on Amazon and Smashwords. I would love for you to check them out, and if you find them interesting, perhaps buy one or two (or three of four). Now as a teaser...here is a photo the books you can win. Good luck!

If you wish to be entered in the grand prize for this hop, (who wouldn't?) All you have to do is...
1: Leave a comment here on my blog.
2: Make sure it has your email address in it. (You want to be contacted if you win don't you?)
And...what are you trying to win you might ask?
Well here you go!
1st prize is) A Kindle Touch (Yeah! How cool is that!)
2nd prize is) A $60 Amazon or B&N Gift Card (Shame you can't win em both and use that to load up that Kindle)
Really doesn't get much better than this folks! So, thanks for visiting, feel free to hit subscribe, or even drop in on my Facebook page and click a like. Happy hopping and...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CARRIE ANN!

47 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your son! My son is turning 5 in december and my daughter turns 1 in september, time goes by so fast! Great picture of him! :0)
    I write all of my blogs in a fly by the seat of your pants manner too! LOL.. not sure if that is the best idea, but hey, it works.

    Jesse
    jesse.kimmelfreeman@gmail.com

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  2. Happy late birthday to Nathan, i hope he had a good day.
    If your giveaway it's international please enter me i would love to discover this series

    all the best

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Happy birthday to your baby boy!

    Cynthia garcia
    Bookreaderaddict@hotmail.com

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  4. Happy Birthday! and by the way, I love your book cover designs :)

    sumopalk (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. Thank you for participating in the hop! Happy Birthday Carrie Ann and Happy Birthday to Nathan!
    slinkydennis@yahoo.com

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  6. Happy Birthday to Nathan and Carrie Ann. Thanks for the chance to win.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  7. Happy birthday to Nathan. 5 is such a wonderful and fun age.

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Hi, Thanks for the great giveaway! I love blog hops, I like finding new to me authors. Happy Birthday Carrie Ann and a belated Happy Birthday Nathan! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  9. Just poking around looking into the other blogger's sites.
    Happy Birthday to Nathan! Hope he got everything he desired and more. ;)

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  10. And Happy Birthday to your son.

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  11. Happy Big 5 to Nathan!
    Cheers All!
    greg@gramico.com

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  12. Great Giveaway!! Happy big 5 to Nathan..My daughter turned the big 3 on March 30..lol..Kids are so wonderful!!

    viajeradelmar@aol.com

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  13. Happy Birthday Nathan!
    Happy Birthday Carrie Ann!
    Thanks for the chance to win, and I am definitely adding your books to my TBR list. I read the excerpts and they sound really good!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  14. Happy Birthday Nathan! Thats such a cute picture of him! And Happy Birthday Carrie Ann! :) Your books sound good! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Happy Birthday Nathan
    Glad I discovered this site since I like to read these kinds of books.
    JWIsley (at)aol (dot)com

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  16. Happy belated birthday to Nathan!

    Thanks for participating in Carrie Anne's birthday celebration hop!

    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com
    [Jamie no need to include me in your giveaway; just stopping by ;-)]

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  17. Happy Birthday to Nathan AND Carrie Ann! Nathan is adorable :D

    Thank you so much for participating in this hop - I'm happy to find you, a new to me author!

    Gena Robertson
    robertsongena@hotmail.com

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  18. Happy Birthday to Nathan AND Carrie Ann!!! Totally lovin' the blog hop!!!

    Tt

    tigerblossoms at hotmail dot com

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  19. Happy Belated Birthday, Nathan!
    I'm new to the whole blogging thing, and every time I see a new blog I just get fascinated. So many people who love to read just like me!!!!!!
    throughthepages123@gmail.com

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  20. Happy Belated Birthday Nathan!!
    Happy Birthday Carrie Ann!

    I love finding new to me authors and series. Looks like I found both!! :)
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  21. Happy Belated Birthday to Nathan! It's so touching to hear a parent say that they are proud of their child ... that's really a nice thing! Thanks for this opportunity!
    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

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  22. I LOVE David/Leigh Eddings! Happy belated birthday to your boy!

    torymichaels(@)live.com

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  23. Happy Late b-day to Nathan!! If I win I would Love the GC. diannaandpaul@yahoo.com

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  24. I love the picture of your son. Thanks for the giveaway.

    andreaDOTinfinger@gmailDOTcom

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  25. Happy Birthday to your son too! Your books sound great! Thanks for the blog hop!
    jennyrlowery@yahoo.com

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    1. Congrats Jennifer on winning the set of 4 books! I will email you shortly for your mailing address!

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  26. Happy birthday to both Carrie Ann and to your son.
    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Happy Birthday Carrie Ann and thank you to all the bkloggers who made this hop possible.
    wildflowermother@yahoo.com

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  28. Happy blog hop, And Happy birthday Nathan,have a FUN day. deb P
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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  29. Happy blog hop

    sugerlady@aol.com

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  30. Books!!! How could I say no?

    Happy birthday, Carrie Ann!

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      Now you can stalk me with ease. :P

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  31. 5 is such a great age! Hope he had a wonderful day!


    sionedkla@gmail.com

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  32. Happy Birthday Nathan! My oldest just turned 5 in Feb too =)

    Happy Birthday Carrie Ann!

    emilytardy@yahoo.com

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  33. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Carry Ann and NATHAN!! :)

    sweety225(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  34. Happy Birthday to Carrie Ann and to Nathan.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  35. Happy Belated Birthday to your son, Nathan! He is adorable! Hope he and Carrie both have a great birthday weekend!
    Thank you for the giveaway and participating in the hop.

    trb0917 at gmail dot com

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  36. Blog Hopping! Woohoo! Happy Birthday Carrie! and Happy Birthday to your son Nathan!

    What a great way to discover new authors/blogs and visit with old friends. Everybody wins this way! LOL

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win such a fantastic prize! <^_^>

    reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Happy Birthday Nathan, my youngest is 5 until August that is. I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Happy Birthday to Carrie Ann too. Thanks for joining in the celebration.
    Z
    Seawitch Reviews @ yahoo.com

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  38. Happy Birthday Nathan. He looks so cute! The books look interesting. .
    jessangil at gmail dot com

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  39. Happy Birthday to your son Nathan and to Carrie Ann. :)

    Thank you for celebrating Carrie Ann's birthday by participating in the blog hop and for the giveaway as well.

    Pam
    vanillaorchids69(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I hadn't heard of The Dreamers series. I'll have to check it out.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  41. Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Nathan and Carrie Ann!!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

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  42. Wow, 4 books? I bet my husband has read them. He loves these kinds of books. thanks for the giveaway!
    Lmackesy at gmail dot com

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  43. Happy birthday to your little guy--what a cutie pie!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

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  44. Thank you all for the awesome comments! My son, wife and I all thank you from the bottoms of our hearts!
    I will be doing the draw at random tomorrow and email the lucky winner of the four books to get your mailing address.
    Good luck with the grand prize draw and thank you again for visiting!
    For those who decided to pick up one or two of my works while you were here. I really hope you enjoy them. If you wish to talk to me more for any reason, you can leave me notes here or on my twitter @Scorpedo
    Till later!
    Keep reading!

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