Monday, August 19, 2013

Win a Book!

When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Wednesday, August 21, 2013 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book mentioned below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left column “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I’ll add your name a second time in the drawing. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. You can read details about my book giveaways at Disclaimers.  Please see my note at the end of this post.  


The Pastor’s Wife Wears Biker Boots by Karla Akins


Karla Akins is a pastor's wife, mother of five, and grandma to five beautiful little girls. She lives in Northeast Indiana with her husband, twin teenage boys with autism, mother-in-law with Alzheimer's and three rambunctious dogs. When she's not writing she's dreaming of riding her motorcycle through the mountains and hunting for treasure.


Karla Akins

From the book’s back cover:
Pastor's wife, Kirstie Donovan, lives life in a fishbowl, so when she hops on the back of a bright pink motorcycle, tongues start to wag at the conservative, century-old First Independent Christian Community Church of Eels Falls. Kirstie loves roaring down a road less traveled by most women over forty, but she's not just riding her bike for the fun of it. Kirstie has a ministry. However, certain church members have secrets to hide, and when God uses Kirstie's ministry to fill the pews with leather-clad, tattooed bikers, those secrets could be exposed...and some will stop at nothing to hide the truth. Join Kirstie and her motorcycle "gang" - two church matrons and a mouthy, gum-smacking non-church member - as they discover that road-toughened bikers are quite capable of ministering to others, and faith is fortified in the most unexpected ways.

From Jo:
It’s been a long time since I enjoyed reading a book as much as I enjoyed reading The Pastor’s Wife Wears Biker Boots. In this book when a pastor’s wife sometimes doubts her faith, friends suggest she get a motorcycle and ride with them. She still has money that her aunt left to her, which makes it even more tempting to join her biker friends, two of which are in her church. The ups and downs in this book are sometimes hilarious, sometimes sad. As I read I went from laughing out loud to wiping away tears. Akins does a superb job making her characters come alive—some good and some not so good. You will not soon forget these characters. And the cover is a gem! I highly recommend this book!


Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Wednesday, August 21, 2013 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of The Pastor’s Wife Wears Biker Boots by Karla Akins. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. Please, please remember to leave your email address. If you should you be the winner I'll need that so I can get in touch with you for your mailing address. I’ll announce the winner in Thursday’s blog.

The winner of Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Deception by Lillian Duncan is Wanda. I'll email you to get your mailing address and we’ll get the book out to you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.


NOTEClaiming Peace, Book 3 of the Caney Creek Series, releases in late September. Would you like to be a member of my launch team for Claiming Peace? I have seven remaining spots open for my launch team. My launch team will receive a free copy of the book and commit to helping me to get the word out about Claiming Peace (at no expense to you). Details will be posted soon on my website. If you'd like to be a member of my Launch Team for Claiming Peace, please email me with "launch team" in the subject line or mention in a comment below that you'd like to be included. Thank you so much.


Till next time … keep on smiling.

30 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for posting this review, Jo! I'm enjoying your book, too!

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    1. Welcome, Karla. Looking forward to you spending time with my readers and me this week.

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  2. Enjoyed your post, Karla. It sounds like you have a busy life - where do you find time to write a book?

    Your book DOES sound like one that could have the reader both laughing & crying - as Jo stated. It sounds like you may have based parts of your book on personal experience. I have some friends (a couple) who are members of a motorcycle ministry - they have some neat stories to tell.

    Would love to read your book - thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I am a follower.

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    1. Bonnie, glad you stopped by and left your comment. Thanks you so much for following my blog.

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  3. Enjoyed your posting. I would love to read this book. The book sounds fantastic. Thank you for sharing and please enter me in the giveaway.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com


    I'm a follower and a subscriber!!

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    1. Barbara, you're welcome. Glad you enjoyed the review of Karla's book. I appreciate you following my blog.

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  4. Loved this posting.
    I'd like so much to read this book, sounds so interesting. and fun. I'm a follower.
    Carolyn Jefferson
    carolynj63@att.net

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    1. Carolyn, glad you enjoyed this post. Thanks for leaving your comment. Thank you so much for being a follower of my blog!

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  5. I just wanted to say that I have read Karla's book and it was fabulous. If you don't win I hope you'll consider picking up a copy. I laughed and cried and was thoroughly entertained.

    Exclude me from tbe contest, Jo. :)

    Wanda

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  6. Thank you for choosing me for last week's contest, Jo! I'll send you my info as soon as I get your email. :)

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  7. I really want to win this book. Tried elsewhere and didn't. So enter me please.
    jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

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    1. Jane, thanks for reading and leaving your comment. I wish everyone could win a copy!

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  8. This looks like a interesting book and would love to read it. Thank you for the opportunity!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Jo, glad you came by and left your comment. You're entered in the drawing.

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  9. Jo, I don't see a comment from me, but I know I commented on this book somewhere. My late husband was a pastor and I have a keen eye for anything like this. Do you remember who else was featuring this book? Thanks! Ann

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    1. Ann, I don't know where else this book is being featured. Perhaps Karla Akins, the author, can enlighten us on this. Do you want to be entered in this post's drawing?

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  10. I love the title and would like very much to read the book. Thanks. Joanne

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    1. Joanne, glad you enjoyed this blog post. Thanks for leaving your comment.

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  11. would love to read this story...thanks for the chance, jo.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  12. This sounds like a great book! I'd love to read it and then share it with our Pastor's wife!!!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. If you share this book with your pastor, let us know her thoughts. Thanks for leaving your comment.

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  13. I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO READ THIS BOOK! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! I FOLLOW. SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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    1. Shelley, you're welcome. Glad you enjoyed the interview with Karla Akins. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

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  14. I love the premise of the book and the cover is too cute. Please sign me up for a chance to win.

    lisadotgodfreesatgmaildotcom

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    1. Lisa, you're entered. Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

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  15. I am a follower of your blog. I would love to win this book for my church library and I'm sure my Pastor's wife would love to read this book.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Janet, so glad you're a follower of my blog. Yes, let your pastor's wife read it first if you win. Thanks for leaving your comment.

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  16. Yes, I do want to be entered in the drawing, Jo. I am a follower and I subscribe to your email. This book really entices me because My late husband was a pastor. There were times when I would have loved to have the life of an "easy rider." It sounds like a really fun read. annknowles03@aol.com

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    1. Ann, you're entered. Thanks for leaving your comment. I appreciate you following my blog and subscribing.

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