Posts Tagged: free bookmarks

Angela Corbett Eternal Starling Launch Party

08 Dec, 2011 by in Heather Gardner Photography 13 comments

Last night author Angela Corbett launched her book Eternal Starling at the King’s English book store in Salt Lake City. The Children’s Room was packed to full capacity and by the time I got there we were lined up standing outside. She had cake pops, candy bars and m&m cookies for treats as well as a raffle for signed books, bags and jewelry. Spotted in the huge audience were authors Brodi Ashton Everneath and Lani WoodlandIndelible, as well as fellow book bloggers from LDSWBR and CubicleBlindnes. Congrats Angie!

The surreal part for me was seeing the author photo I took for her printed on the back dust jacket, on a poster outside the book shop and on shelves in the store. Thanks you so much to Lani and Angela for making one of my dreams come true! Click here to visit the official Heather Gardner photography website or view all Angela’s author photos here.
Find Angela Corbett on Facebook / Twitter/ Goodreads/ Blog

Giveaway- In celebration I am giving away three author signed Eternal Starling bookmarks and an awesome signed bookplate from a package of goodies Angela sent those of us on her blog tour. To enter to win simply comment below. Open internationally. Giveaway ends December 28, 2011.

Mermaid Bookmark Giveaway

25 Nov, 2010 by in etsy, mermaid, waterwaif 75 comments

Our second Etsy giveaway for the book “Forgive My Fins” was donated by waterwaif jewelry! “I am a wife and mother who has discovered the joy and passion of painting and art and jewelry crafting and design, among other crafts and creations. Nothing gives me greater joy than matching the perfect piece to its perfect buyer. Each stone and each bead has its own story and I am so excited to be able to help tell it. I find immense strength and inspiration from the ocean and its inhabitants and you will find this reflected in my work, too.”

Description: This bookmark is a lovely bali silver mermaid in the act of diving. From her tail hangs a strand of wire-wrapped blue crystals and at the end dangles a silver sea turtle. 8mm x 6mm blue glass faceted crystals ,6mm x 4mm blue glass faceted crystals ,10mm x 8mm silver sea turtle charm Bookmark is just under 5 inches (12.7 cm) long.

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+5 for posting this giveaway on your site or FB wall
+1 for visiting our Siren shop and picking your favorite item
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Total your entries and leave your links below. Contest ends December 26, 2010 and is open internationally.

Utah Author Event- Authorpalooza 2010

20 Sep, 2010 by in utah authors 21 comments

Saturday was the huge Authorpalooza event at Barnes and Noble for over 40 Utah authors. What a blast…treats, book signings and readings. My kiddos thought it was Halloween with all the cupcakes, candy and freebies! Special thanks to Kristyn Crow and Sharlee Glenn for reading to them. Here’s a list of the authors we got to meet:

Jessica Day George Princess of Glass

Becky HallMorris and Buddy

Heather Justesen Rebound -Read our review of Rebound here

Sheralyn Pratt –Rhea Jensen Series -Read our interview with Sheralyn here

Dene LowPetronella Saves Nearly Everyone -YA Historical fiction

Kristen LandonThe Limit -YA Dystopian

Nancy J. MilesIn Good Taste -Family History Cookbook

Steve GashlerThe Bent Sword

GG VandagriffPieces of Paris -NEW Fiction

Rachael Renee AndersonLuck of the Draw

Frank L.Cole Hashbrown Winters – See our author spotlight here

Heather Horrocks How To Stuff a Wild Zucchini -See our book review here

Sydney Salter Swoon At Your Own Risk – YA Fiction…currently reading now!

Lisa MangumThe Hourglass Door- See our reviews for books one and two in her series

Marilyn Bunderson The Mark -see our review here and book based photo gallery here

Dragon Lance The New Adventures

Chef Shawn Bucher The First timer’s Cookbook

Sterling B. NixonThe Sea Kings of Rome
Berin Stephens –The Dragon War relic

Alan BellowsDamn Interesting

Terri Ferran Having Hope

Dan Wells Mr. Monster
Aubrey Mace -My Fairy Grandmother- see our book review here and author interview here

Ronda Gibb HinrichsenTrapped-see our book spotlight here and author interview here

Brandon Sanderson Wheel of Time

Alicia Buck Flecks of Gold- YA fiction, currently reading

Camille FunkCooking for One
Emily Wing SmithThe Way He Lived-Contemporary YA fiction- see our book review here
Jillayne Clements The Diet Rebel’s Cookbook & Deadly Treasure
John BrownServant of a Dark God
Kristen ChandlerWolves, Boys and Other Things that Might Kill Me- YA fiction- bought this book, review coming soon
Kristyn Crow Cool Daddy Rat-see our author interview here

Mettie Ivie HarrisonThe Princess and the Bear
Nathan Hale –Rapunzel’s Revengesee their launch party coverage here
Nichole Giles The Sharp Edge of a Knife-see our review here
Sharlee Glenn
Just What Mama Needs
Stephen GashlerThe Bent Sword
Wendy Paul101 Gourmet Cupcakes

We are giving away author signed bookmarks. To enter to win: simply comment below with the book or author which interests you most. Contest Ends October 20, 2010 and is open internationally.

Black Tears Bookmark

25 Aug, 2010 by in etsy, rebecca maizel 32 comments

For our “Infinite Days” Giveaway today we have a Black Tears bookmark donated by DeesNaturalTreasures

Natural semi-precious gem stones have been my personal favorite for earrings. For years I had searched craft shows and stores for the perfect earrings to accent my wardrobe. I decided a couple of years ago to create my own designs. Semi-precious stone earrings were very difficult to find due to so many makers moving to glass/metal beads. I have made earrings for entire wedding parties matching the brides color scheme. Brides love them as affordable gifts as well as a momentos of their special day. I create all my earrings as if I am making them for myself. They are rich in color, natural stones, swaroski crystals and accesory items.

This booklace is dark, fun and affordable. It is made with a 20mm teardrop clear with black swirls bead with a 6mm round black agate gemstone and 4mm bicone ruby swarovski crystal. Embellished with spacer and bead caps at one end. The opposite end has a 15mm oval onyx gemstone with 4mm and 8mm bicone ruby and black swarovski crystals and bead caps. Embellished with a heart charm with skull engraved. This booklace bookmark is perfect for paperback and hard cover books and will not damage binding. It measures 14 in from end to end.Booklaces are a perfect way to mark your favorite reads. It is also the perfect fun gift for all booklovers.

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additional entries
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Contest ends September 24, 2010 and open internationally

Book Review- Everlasting

17 Aug, 2010 by in book review, scholastic 28 comments

by Angie Frazier
published June 1st 2010 by Scholastic Press
details Hardcover, 336 pages
isbn 054511473

Sailing aboard her father’s trade ship is all seventeen-year-old Camille Rowen has ever wanted. But as a girl of society in 1855 San Francisco, her future is set: marry a man she doesn’t love, or condemn herself and her father to poverty.

On her final voyage before the wedding, the stormy arms of the Tasman Sea claim her father, and a terrible family secret is revealed. A secret intertwined with a fabled map, the mother Camille has long believed dead, and an ancient stone that wields a dangerous—and alluring—magic.

The only person Camille can depend on is Oscar, a handsome young sailor whom she is undeniably drawn to. Torn between trusting her instincts and keeping her promises to her father, Camille embarks on a perilous quest into the Australian wilderness to find the enchanted stone. As she and Oscar elude murderous bushrangers and unravel Camille’s father’s lies, they come closer to making the ultimate decision of who—and what—matters most.

Beautifully written and feverishly paced, Everlasting is an unforgettable journey of passion, secrecy, and adventure.

This is one of those timeless books that sets itself apart as a classic. Angie Frazier has a way of slowing time down to match the era and place it is set while the mystery and adventure will keep you captivated. It reminds me a bit of Crocodile Dundee with a dash of Somewhere in Time meets the movie Hook. Angie is a masterful story teller who weaves fantasy and romance.

Camille, the main heroine is a woman of the sea. raised on the decks of her fathers’ ships, taking in the salty air and building a strong friendship with her father’s right hand man, Oscar. She is engaged to be married to another man and about to give it all up to live in society. Camille should be happy, but can’t help questioning where are the sparks? As she embarks on her last voyage a twist of fate unravels family secrets, a letter and a curse. Her history is not what is seems and her heart will be challenged between loyalty or love. Will she respect her father’s wishes or make a way of her own?

Readers will fall for Oscar and become entranced with the tale of a treasure map and stone with the ability to save a life. I absolutely can not wait for the sequel! Four and a half stars to an awesome debut novel! Follow @angie_frazier on twitter and visit her website at Be sure to shcek out our Everlasting swag store on Etsy at LittleRedReads.

To enter to win an author signed bookmark donated by Angie, please leave your name and email address below. Contest ends September 16, 2010 and is open internationally.

Mushroom Bookmark Giveaway

16 Jul, 2010 by in etsy, mushrooms 23 comments

Today’s giveaway is from Etsy shop owner Alice Cantrell

Hello! I am Alice and this is my tiny shop.
I am a wife, mother, sewer, doodler, gardener, painter, teacher and collector.
I love simple lines and natural colors. Autumn days and camping nights. Vintage, well loved objects and good music. Walks in the woods and the smell of fresh bread in the oven. My faith and my family. My husband and I homeschool our six (yep, 6) kids and glean much inspiration for our learning and living from the natural world around us. Welcome!
I’ll put the kettle on.

My great-great-grandmother was a wife, a mother, and a poet. Her name was Marie Louise Smith Edgar (1851-1946) and it is one of her handwritten poems that makes up the background of these little bookmarks.

I have digitally collaged one of my watercolors over it (A multi-generational collaboration of sorts.) and added one of my favorite Einstein quotes. I have left the back blank for jotting down favorite pages and passages. A set of six, professionally printed, “Noteworthy Bookmarks” comes packaged in a clear cello sleeve. At 2″ x 6″, they are just the right size for tucking into your correspondence or gifts.

Alice has donated THREE packs of bookmarks to our blog readers.

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leave your name and email address below
+1 for visiting her shop and hearting it
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+5 for posting this contest or our button on your site
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+3 for each dollar donated to Chile relief efforts

Contest ends August 16, 2010 and is open internationally

Contest Winners

12 Jul, 2010 by in giveaway 7 comments

Congrats to LadyTink_e34 who won our Etsy shop’s SEA jewelry contest

Alawena who won the Forks Forest bookmarks

and @CrescentFeather @FoodisAwesome @uprobdontknowme @SusanKmann @RoseCBR All won one of our Twilight inspired CDs on Twitter

Please send us your mailing address and we will send out the prizes!

Forks Forest Bookmarks

11 Jun, 2010 by in twilight 21 comments

Today’s ETSY giveaway is straight from Forks, Washington. A set of laminated bookmarks donated by Tena of The Forks Forest

These bookmark were handmade from ferns, moss, and cedar that I gathered from the forest around Forks WA. – the true twilight forest. The small pebble in each bookmark was gathered at First Beach. The violets and pansy were gathered here in Forks WA
This is the perfect way to hold a small piece of the spirit of twilight between the pages of your favorite twilight book. Measures 2 inches by 8 inches and is laminated for strength.

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+1 for leaving us your favorite Twilight quote
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total your entries and leave them below
Contest ends July 11, 2010 and is open internationally

Mermaid Postcards by Sandra Vargas

04 Jun, 2010 by in mermaids, siren 24 comments

Today’s SIREN giveaway is a six pack of dreamy mermaid postcards donated by SandraGrafik

♥ ♥ ♥ W E L C O M E ♥ T O ♥ M Y ♥ S H O P ♥ ♥ ♥
Sandra Vargas is the person behind the nickname Sandygrafik, a Peruvian born graphic designer and illustrator currently living in Denver, CO. She’s passionate about digital illustration using different textures and patterns that makes her art so unique, though she also loves experimenting with traditional media as inks and watercolors. Sandra enjoys recreating female beauties from classic fairytales and giving birth to new fantasy creatures, crossing an imaginary gate to a whimsical dimension.

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♥ Thanks for watching! ♥

Contest ends July 4, 2010 and is open internationally

Utah Author Interview- Mette Ivie Harrison

29 Apr, 2010 by in giveaway, mette ivie harrison, utah authors 9 comments

Where were you born?
New Jersey

Did you graduate from college, if so from where and in what major?
BYU, B.A. and M.A. in German Literature 1990
Princeton, PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures 1995

What are your hobbies?
triathlon, knitting, crocheting, piano, quilting

What are your favorite all-time books?
Lois McMaster Bujold
Megan Whalen Turner
Robin Hobb
Margeret Peterson Haddix

When did you start writing your book and how long did it take to get it published?
I wrote a lot as a child and teen, but stopped for about ten years. I started up again in 1993 and had my first offer in 2000. I wrote twenty novels before I got to the one that sold. They are almost all unredeemable.

Who is your hero/ mentor?
Rick Walton

What suggestion would you give young writers?
Listen to people around who tell you what you do uniquely well. Do that.

What do you plan to do when you retire?
Retire? Why would I retire when writing is the thing I love to do most?

Do you have another day job?
I have 5 kids.

Favorite music? Does music or art inspire your writing?
I don’t listen to music while writing. It distracts me. But I love Chopin and the piano music from Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, the movies.

What are the names of your published works?

TWO PRINCESSES (forthcoming)

Are you working on any books right now?
Several, a contemporary YA fantasy/romance based on the original Tristan and Isolde tale, a postapocalyptic novel, and a vampire novel. Plus more Hound Saga books.

What do you aspire to do before you die?
Be happy.

Literary crush?
Megan Whalen Turner

What is your all-time favorite children’s book?
The Queen of Attolia

Do you prefer independent booksellers and why?
Because they buy more than the best sellers with big concepts.

Do you have a writer’s group?
I used to, but moved away, so right now my two teen daughters are my first readers of almost everything.

Mette’s Newest Book “The Princess and the Snowbird” comes out this week.

Book description from author’s website…Her parents were legends. When she was born, they gave their magic to her. And they will not take it back. Now, it is up to her if magic lives or dies. But she has lived all her life with animals. Why should it matter to her what humans do to their own magic?

Read an excerpt of all Mette’s books online at

Thanks so much to Mette Ivie Harrison for sitting with us for an interview. To learn more about Mette visit her website which is full of childhood photos, triathlon tales and beautiful writing. We snagged some of her bookmarks at the Authorpalooza at Barnes and Noble. And, we are giving them away to you lucky blog readers. The giveaway also includes other Utah author bookmarks and one of our site buttons!

To enter to win a prize pack: leave your name in our comments
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+2 for visiting her site and commenting below

Giveaway ends May 29, 2010 and is open internationally