Congratulations, Trixi!!!!

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We have a winner!! Trixi Oberembt has found a whopping 19 AUTHORS that have agreed to face-off!!!

This has been SO much fun seeing all the different names come through. It’s really exciting! Thanks to all of you for participating. It was a tight race!! I mean, really tight! I want to give a shout out to Sam Bes for coming in a VERY close second with 18 authors!

Thanks for participating in the Summer Giveaway Challenge. We will try again with a new challenge in a few months. Trixi, some books will be heading your way!

Name It!! with Karen Swallow Prior

OMGosh. I don’t even know what I’ve gotten myself into!!!!! A couple months back, I had a REALLY fun face-off with Karen Swallow Prior.
She had her second book, Fierce Convictions, published and I wrote a review on it and, naturally, we faced off.

Well, here we are again!! This time, it is for Booked. (great name! right??)So, I came up with a little game called “Name It!!”. It is up to the author to pick the subject. She can then choose to be quizzed, or to quiz. She chose to quiz me. *biting nails*. Not only that, but she chose the subject “Books”. How stinking broad is that??

She can give me 3 hints only. Ugh. So, here we go… Can I do it?!

Karen –  Bard. Dramatist. English.

Charity – The Hobbit!! Second and Third one!!! Hold on, you trickster. There’s only one Hobbit book!!


Karen – Poet. American. Scary!

Charity – OMGosh. Was Edgar Allen Poe American? And that’s not the name of a book! Holy stink. No idea.


Karen – Puritan. Prisoner. Allegory.

Charity – Pilgrim’s Progress…?


Karen – NYT Bestseller. Thankful. Beautiful.

Charity – I. Have. No. Idea.


Karen – Popular. Film-adaptation. 19th Century.

Charity – Pride and Prejudice!!!!


Karen – Pastor. California. Hawaiian Shirts.

Charity – LOL! I don’t know. I am going to guess Rick Warren…so, … I can’t even think of the name of his bestseller! ha. Something about…OH YEAH!! Purpose Driven Life. ???

Ok, now here is the deal. You guys, my readers, can guess too. Especially since I am not really sure about many of them AT ALL!! Comment and let me know what you think. Karen will reveal the answers to me in a couple of days (: Who can get them all?

**Links are in the pics above. Check them out!!! Great reads!

Facebook Party Tonight with Author Elizabeth Camden

Celebrate the release of Elizabeth Camden’s Beyond All Dreams with a Facebook author chat party TONIGHT (2/17, 8 p.m. EST)! Click here for a time zone converter.

During the party Elizabeth will be hosting a book chat, playing a round of library trivia, answering your questions, and announcing the winner from the Kindle giveaway (enter here: Of course, there will be plenty of fun giveaways too: books, gift certificates, and more!

I hope you can join the fun—and bring your friends!

Elizabeth will also be giving you a sneak peek of her next book.

Excited about the party? Let your friends know via social media, and make sure to use the hashtag #BeyondAllDreams.

Grab a cup of your favorite drink and join us tonight! 

More about Beyond All Dreams:

Beyond All Dreams (Bethany House, January 2015)

Is bringing the truth to light worth risking all they’ve ever dreamed for their futures?

Anna O’Brien leads a predictable and quiet life as a map librarian at the illustrious Library of Congress until she stumbles across the baffling mystery of a ship disappeared at sea. Thwarted in her attempts to uncover information, her determination outweighs her shyness and she turns to a dashing congressman for help.

Luke Callahan was one of the nation’s most powerful congressmen before his promising career was shadowed in scandal. Eager to share in a new cause and intrigued by the winsome librarian, he joins forces with Anna to solve the mystery of the lost ship. Opposites in every way, Anna and Luke are unexpectedly drawn to each other despite the strict rules forbidding Anna from any romantic entanglements with members of Congress.

From the gilded halls of the Capitol where powerful men shape the future of the nation, to the scholarly archives of the nation’s finest library, Anna and Luke are soon embroiled in secrets much bigger and more perilous than they ever imagined. Is bringing the truth to light worth risking all they’ve ever dreamed for their futures?

To see what others are saying about Beyond All Dreams, visit the blog tour.

Thanks, . It’s going to be a blast!