Monday, June 27, 2011

"Oh dear" GIVEAWAY

          July is coming and Summer is finally in full swing! With the 4th of July, Heritages Days celebration, camping, and family picnics, we are planning on staying very busy. July is also a big month for our family! It's my anniversary, my mother's birthday, and July 8th marks the 3 month anniversary for my new book The Alias. I've decided to celebrate by featuring a short excerpt from The Alias and offering a fun little GIVEAWAY!!!
Jacey relished the taste of her warm, buttered muffin as she sat in Helen’s cozy kitchen. She had never tasted muffins made from scratch. She was afraid between the cookies, bread, and other treats Helen was preparing, she would be waddling by the time she and Blaze left. Pushing down her sudden guilt, Jacey swallowed the last bite and reached for another.
“These are heaven,” Jacey commented between mouthfuls.
“I’m so glad you like them. I invited Kale over to have some, but he said he’s too busy with the farm and all his paper work. He’s got another business trip next week. I’m so sorry you haven’t had a chance to meet him yet,” Helen commented, bending down to place a pan of bread dough into the oven.
“Oh, I met him,” Jacey replied. “He found me exploring the barn.” She tried to keep her tone neutral, but as far as she was concerned, Kale was an arrogant brute. Jacey wasn’t sure what she had expected, but she certainly hadn't been prepared for the way he'd treated her and she was, more than ever, determined not to let another man intimidate her again.
“Well that’s fantastic,” Helen replied cheerfully.
“Can I help with anything?” Jacey asked quickly, hoping to change the subject. “I’m not much of a cook, but if you show me how, I’d love to learn.”
Helen smiled. “Well, if you want to, I suppose I could use the help. Have you ever made bread?” she asked.
Jacey shook her head.
 “Well then, I’m going to teach you. Nothing tastes better than home-baked bread.” Helen smiled, turning into the pantry to pull out another sack of flour.
Jacey joined her in the kitchen. “I have to admit, I’ve never baked anything that didn’t originate from a box."
           “Oh dear,” Helen breathed.........

So... I am giving away 2 boxed "Oh dear" muffin kits!! I've never made muffins from scratch, but I love baking! One lucky winner will receive a Raspberry-Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Kit, and another lucky winner will receive the Strawberry-Pistachio Nut Muffin Kit!!  Just follow one or all of the 4 easy steps listed below to enter and I will announce the randomly chosen winners on July 8th!! (If you complete all 4 steps, you get 4 entries!!)

1. Follow me on Facebook (+1 entry)

2. Follow this blog (+1 entry)

3. Share with friends(+1 entry)

4. Leave a comment(+1 entry)

And follow along for more random, sort-of-crazy Giveaways each month!!

Check out The Alias @ Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Deseret Book or a Book store near you!!


  1. Great idea Mandi you have to add this as an entry :)

  2. I think this is a brilliant idea, Mandi

  3. Mmm... I LOVE muffins! Pick me! I can't even decide which flavor I'd rather try, they both sound so good.

  4. Muffins and books. Does it get any better?

  5. Nice to meet you. I'm your newest follower here and on Facebook! It's great to connect with other writers!

  6. Hey, girl! I'm doing all the point stuff. My twitter is: @RaShelleWorkman
    FB: RaShelle Workman author

    Thanks for the giveaway. =D

    And, thanks for the brief look into your novel. FUN!