Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Book Bomb--win a copy of FIRESPELL


I know Danyelle Leafty from my online writer's group, though she has since moved on to a real-life group. Still, while she was in our group, I had the pleasure of reading one of her books, and I can tell you, she is tal-en-ted! She has an amazing imagination and backs it up with some of the hardest work I've ever seen. She was always out-writing everyone--and this while home-schooling four children! I was constantly amazed by her. The girl is an inspiration.

Anyway, when her husband contacted me, I was happy to volunteer to help out. What follows was written by her better half:


Hi, everyone!
Danyelle Leafty, author of the Fairy Godmother Dilemma series, has gotten really sick, and we'd like to help her out. Here is a message from her husband about what happened: Danyelle had been working very hard to get her series up before Christmas. Then "IT" hit. Some kind of pain was there all day and by 10:45pm, she started experiencing unbearable pain that went until 12:15am when I got home. I got our four kids out of bed and loaded up, then helped Danyelle into the car and drove her to the ER. As soon as we pulled into the hospital parking lot around 1:00am, our six-year-old autistic son flipped out. He hates doctors. He didn't want to be there, and I didn't want to leave my wife. I contacted someone from our church who volunteered to sit with our kids at home so I could stay with Danyelle. Turned out to be a kidney stone. We got Danyelle home around 4:00am. Luckily, during the last two days a great lady has filled in for me at work, so I could wait on Danyelle hand and foot, and tomorrow my mom is coming. Having Danyelle get sick right when she was working on releasing her books has been very stressful. We'd appreciate any assistance anyone has to offer to help us get the word out before Christmas. Three of Danyelle's books are available as eBooks, and she has five total for this series. Here are the three on Kindle: The Fairy Godmother Dilemma: Catspell, The Fairy Godmother Dilemma: Firespell, and The Fairy Godmother Dilemma: Applespell. Her website. Her blog. Her Facebook account. Her Facebook Author Page. Her Twitter Account. Thank you!

Isn't he amazing? Behind every great writer is a great, supportive husband. How can we possibly do it without them?

So we're doing a book bomb for Danyelle today, to try to drive her books up the Amazon charts and get her some well-deserved and timely attention.

This is the blurb for CATSPELL:
Sixteen-year-old Breena never thought anything could be worse than being forced to leave the faerie realm. Then she got stuck with a fairy godmother. But if she has to choose between the two, she’d leave the Faerie Realm over getting bossed about by a faerie with a pointed stick any day. Unfortunately, her attempt to evade her fairy godmother gives her growing pains in the form of fur, whiskers, and a tail.
Turning into a cat is the least of her worries, though. The potion wasn’t meant to bring out her inner feline, it was meant to put her to sleep. Forever. If Breena wants to make it to her Happily Ever After, she’ll have to accept that sometimes a fairy godmother really does come in handy, after all.

Doesn't that sound awesome? Don't you want to go buy it right now? It's only $3.99 and is available immediately. For the book bomb to work, we need lots of purchases done today, so off you go. :)

THEN! (There's always a then.) Then come back here and tell me you bought it (I'll trust you--MY blog followers don't lie) and I'll enter you in a drawing for the second book in the series: FIRESPELL, which is currently on sale for $4.99. Here's the blurb for FIRESPELL:
The fairy godmother dilemma continues in book two: Firespell.
When Alora’s Prince Charming is chosen due to political expediency, she tries to put her best foot forward. But thanks to a magical mishap, her feet are webbed and her body resembles that of an overgrown goose.
Her brother creates a charm that enables her to look human from moonrise until moonset, so she sets out hoping she can convince the prince she is a girl, rather than the main course. Alora soon
learns that she isn’t the only one with secrets after she stumbles upon an ancient plot that would warp the threads of magic holding the land together. When her plan to foil the plot ends up with her Prince-Charming-to-be walking into a trap, Alora finds herself caught between an age old grudge and the most powerful creature in the world: the Firebird.
What she needs is a fairy godmother. What she gets is a frog.
You wanna read that one, too, huh? I do.

But, you say, I already own CATSPELL! Is there another way I can win FIRESPELL? YES! If you have a blog, you can blog about Danyelle, her books, tell people about the book bomb and this contest, and direct people here. Put the link to your blog in the comments and you'll earn an entry.

If you buy the book today AND blog about it, you'll get TWO entries! If you want to buy multiple copies (Christmas presents, anyone?) I'll give you an entry for each copy you buy, PLUS your blog post.

Simple enough? Excellent!

This is a one-day contest, so I'll tally the winners tomorrow and announce them with the winner of David Farland's enhanced ebook, NIGHTINGALE, on Thursday the 8th. (And, yes, there's still time to enter the contest for NIGHTINGALE.)

UPDATE: Since we didn't have any legit winners, I've received permission to extend the contest and relax the rules. (Which, really, I made up all by myself. My blog, my dumb rules.) So, now, all you have to do is mention Danyelle's books on any social networking site, then come back and report. I care nothing for multiple comments from each person, so if you have time to tweet now and Facebook later, feel free to comment more than once. (Do feel free to use the handy-dandy buttons at the bottom of this post.) Also, feel free to mention her to a real-life person. You'll get one entry per social networking site. And up to oneYou'll get 5 entries if you buy one of her books, and 3 entries if you blog about it.

Contest will end next week, on December 14th. I'll announce the winners of this contest sometime on the 15th.

Good luck, everyone!

Also, check out these other blogs featuring Danyelle and her books!
Andrea Pearson BooksNotes From the Writing Chair - Giveaway!Anne Bradshaw's PlaceDiana's Amazing Book Adventures - Giveaway!Christine Fonseca, Author - Giveaway!Roots in Myth - Giveaway!Robin Weeks - Giveaway!An Author Incognito & Janette Rallison's Blog - Giveaway!


  1. I love the cover. I hope that this author's life takes a turn for the better soon. All that tragedy just sucks.

  2. Kidney stones. Ouch. I had those once and I pray it never happens again.

    I linked your post on my Facebook for what it's worth.

    -- david j.

  3. Great giveaway! I love the cover, too. I hope Danyelle sees better days soon!

  4. Woo I missed the cut off. Still going to get me a copy; it looks very interesting.

  5. Thanks Robin,  I'd like to thank each and everyone of you for your support. Hopefully you'll be able to enjoy The Fairy Godmother Dilemma more than me. I'm loving it, but haven't finished because this is my iPad but my kids claim it. To thank y'all for your support for every five honest reviews posted to amazon we will be giving away a gift card to a place of your choice with in reason and our budget. You pick the place, I pick the amount. We will give you until the twenty first of December. Once again thanks for hosting me blogger and thanks for all your support readers.

  6. Ps. This was so fun. If anyone is ever interested in hosting me let me know.

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  8. I'd love to have her book now that school is out for a while. Why is it I have time and not money or money and not time? Posting on Facebook.