Saturday, December 4, 2010

Daily Dose Holiday Giveaway: Winners, a Request and More

I love this time of the year, particularly when I get to announce winners and share the simple joy of gifts to give. Today's "giveaway" is actually a request. As some of you may be aware, my publisher Tina Gerow suffered an AVM - Arterial Venus Malformation and has undergone several brain surgeries.   Tina took a risk on me two years ago and offered me my first writing contract for Remembering Ashby at Sapphire Blue Publishing.  She has always been tremendously supportive and believes in her authors.

Last night we received the tremendous news that her breathing tube was out and she is alert and responsive. The gift I would like to give this year is any help you can spare, even a couple of dollars can help a family in need.

Many of our fellow authors and friends put together a request page with the information on her condition and how you might be able to help.

Please Help an Author and Wonderful Friend
Tina Gerow/Cassie Ryan has been taken suddenly and seriously ill. She has an affliction called Arteriovenous malformation or AVM in her brain which has led to multiple surgeries and an extended stay in ICU.  No family is ever prepared for such a thing and Tina's is no exception. In times like this, every dollar helps and her friends in the writing community are banding together to ask you to open your hearts (and wallets) to help get Tina's family through this.

Tina is well known to readers and authors across the country who have embraced her books, most recently, (writing as Cassie Ryan) Seducing the Succubus (Berkley/October 2010) and coming in April 2011,  The Demon and the Succubus.

Please send your prayers, positive energy and love out into the universe with Tina's name on it. Cards can be mailed to: Tina Gerow, c/o SBP PO BOX 42255, Phoenix, AZ 85080. Any donations you would like to make to Tina Gerow/Cassie Ryan to help with the burden of mounting medical bills, can be given by visiting here or by sending a check toTina Gerow, c/o SBP PO BOX 42255, Phoenix, AZ 85080.  Help spread the word—please post on your blogs and websites.

If you can help, thank you and even if you can't help financially, a prayer, a candle and positive thoughts are always welcome!

More Winners to Announce

We had three drawings last night for giveaways this week and without further ado, the winners are:

In Mini Me Picks,  Nikki won a copy of The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong for her daughter and per her request, the second book, Oh My Gods! by Tera Lynn Childs  is going to Kristi's nomination of Kory.   Congratulations ladies, I'll be in touch shortly.

Up next, we had the Tom Sniegoski giveaway of the two collected volumes of his The Fallen series. Patti won this drawing for her nomination!  Congratulations, they are wonderful books.

Finally, in our gift card giveaway, RobinK wins the drawing!  I'll be in touch to find out which gift card you'd like!

Congratulations to all our winners and their gift recipients.  Please check back for more giveaways later today!  I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!


  1. Congrats winners. Both families have my already said prayers with positive energy sent their way. :)

  2. Ohhh, THANK YOU! Please let me know if you need me to email!