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Sunday, November 28, 2010

A KINDLE KIND OF CHRISTMAS ... Fun Giveaway and Advent Calendar

Dear Readers,


Well, here it is!  The Harlequin Historical Authors Advent Calendar giving you 22 chances to win a fun prize or the Grand Prize of a Kindle 3-G. 


Each participating author will have an activity planned on their website for their special day. You may be asked to comment on a blog, find an ornament, or visit a Facebook page. For each day you participate, your name will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing. At the end of the month on December 23, one day from the calendar will be randomly selected. One of the entrants from that selected day will be randomly selected to win the Kindle. The more days you visit, the better your chances! 

December 3rd -  Charlene's giving away a $15.00 Amazon Gift Card.

Here's what you have to do today -- Check out these hunky country western artists and guess which one I'd cast for the the part of my hero, Cooper Garnett in my Christmas anthology Western Winter Wedding Bells!   Post your guess today/tomorrow and I'll announce the winner chosen at random from the list of correct guesses tomorrow. Please stop tomorrow for the winner!  And be sure to visit as many authors as you can listed below.

I'll start taking your guesses on December 3rd!

Brad Paisley  #1




Blake Shelton #2




George Strait #3





Josh Turner #4


Here's a list of all the participating authors. Be sure to stop by their sites on the given day for a chance at more prizes!  Good luck!



http://www.lynnabanning.com/  Lynna Banning December 1
http://www.annie-burrows.co.uk/ Annie Burrows December 2 http://www.charlenesands.blogspot.com/ Charlene Sands December 3
http://www.jeannielin.com/ Jeannie Lin December 4
http://www.elizabethrolls.com/ Elizabeth Rolls December 5
http://www.debmarlowe.com/ Deb Marlowe December 6
http://www.barbaramonajem.com/ Barbara Monajem December 7
http://www.terribrisbin.com/index.php Terri Brisbin December 8
http://www.dianegaston.com/ Diane Gaston December 9
http://www.joannerock.com/ Joanne Rock December 10
http://www.emily-may.com/ Emily May December 11
http://www.blythegifford.com/ Blythe Gifford December 12
http://www.cherylstjohn.net/ Cheryl St.John December 13
http://caroltownend.co.uk/ Carol Townend December 14
http://www.deborahhale.com/ Deborah Hale December 15
http://ammandamccabe.com/ Amanda McCabe December 16
http://www.michellewillingham.com/ Michelle Willingham December 17
http://www.georginadevon.com/ Georgina Devon December 18
http://www.juliajustiss.com/ Julia Justiss December 19
http://www.michellestyles.co.uk/ Michelle Styles December 20
http://www.annlethbridge.com/ Ann Lethbridge December 21
http://www.denise-lynn.com/ Denise Lynn December 22


For official rules:  http://www.michellewillingham.com/blog/official-rules

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Julie Hilton Steele said...

Such fun. Thanks for listing all the authors. I have printed it out so I will remember to check each day!

Loved your story in Winter Wedding Bells!

Peace,Julie

Charlene Sands said...

Thanks, Julie!! I'm glad you liked it!! And yes, stop by all the authors' sites for a better chance to win the Grand Prize!!

Anonymous said...

Great fun and I would say George Strait for your book.

Tanja said...

My guess: #2 Blake Shelton.

Emma said...

My guess Brad Paisley .

Anonymous said...

I think you would choose #2 Blake Shelton.

Vicky CK said...

I want to go with Brad Praisley as well. But I must as that is a great, friendly smile on Josh Turner in this picture! That would be hard to resist!

Now I am not so sure about my answer....

vickykerr[at]sbcglobal.net

anneardeur said...

I'll go with #4, Josh Turner, though they're all cute.

Melissa said...

I'm a Brad Paisley lover myself, so I'd have to go w/ him!! Not only is he sexy and have a beautiful smile, but he seems like such a fun, happy person!!

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

My guess is Brad Paisley too, he has charisma and those dark eyes! And whata velvety voice..mm.. :-)

What a fun idea for a giveaway! :-)

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

donnas said...

Im guessing Brad Paisley too, but with Josh Turner as a close second.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

wildflower00 said...

I would say George Strait. I know that is who I would pick :)
texasgirl (at) rocketmail (dot) com

Blanche said...

Oh so much goodness to choose from! I'm going to go with Josh Turner! :)

Lisa Anderson said...

If I have to choose one of the four I would say based on the storyline that Blake Shelton would fit the story best. He's a little more of a rebel and more likely to get shot. Does that make sense?

Myself, I am all about Jason Aldean. He is a sweet guy with a total bad boy look. But hey, I love a bad boy!

Thanks for posting the info, I so want a Kindle for Christmas!

Lisa Anderson
liloskar37@yahoo.com

Anne said...

I'm guessing Blake Shelton. george is probably a little too old.

acm05atjuno.com

lastnerve said...

My guess is Blake Shelton. Oh my lordy do I love that man! Whew, it just got hotter in here! Very cool contest, thanks so much

Val
lastnerve2000@gmail.com

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I'm going to guess Josh Turner!! Thank you for the contest! I'm going to check out the others too :)

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

Rosemary Simm said...

I think that Blake Shelton in his black hat fit the image of bad boy that just pulls you into his arms.
Yummy, yummy. He's my pick.
This is going to be a fun contest, thank you Julie.

remarker/fcffollower said...

I say Blake Shelton for sure.

Kitty said...

My guess is #2 Blake Shelton

Probe211@aol.com said...

My heart goes with George Strait, but I have to pick Blake. Don't ask me why, other than a gut feeling. Thank you for the contest. Merry Christmas, everyone!!

Nedraw said...

Great Contest! Difficult choice but I think I have to go with George Strait.

Charlene Vidal said...

I am going to go with Brad Paisley for my guess.

charlenevidal@live.ca

Anonymous said...

Love your books! I would pick George Strait for the hero.

dale schmucker said...

Josh Turner, he's your man

rbooth43 said...

George Strait is who I would pick. He has acted and he is one of the best singers ever.
Rebecca
rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I pick #2 Blake Shelton. He's so fine!



Sharon
dixieturtle67@aol.com

Soft Fuzzy Sweater said...

Blake Shelton, without a doubt! Miranda will have her hands full!

Janece said...

Oh, I think Josh Turner for your book hero!

Thank you!

Janece S.

jls769 said...

I think Blake Shelton would make the best Cooper. He is a rebel and a bit rough around the edges, but he also has a sensitive side. Plus he's gorgeous, so he has my vote :)

lgm52 said...

I think Blake Shelton!

Laurie said...

I too love Blake Shelton for this role! He'd be perfect

Josh is cute but kind of innocent looking.

George is too old.

Brad would be my second choice.

johnslake at usa dot com

Patsy said...

I'll pick number 1, Brad Paisley. I think he would do great.

plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

orelukjp0 said...

I'm going for George Strait. He looks like a heartbeat and heart mender.


orelukjp0 at gmail dot com

dlynnpen said...

Well ofcourse it would be Blake Shelton.Now don't get me wrong.Brad is nice and Josh is no slouch.George will always be the King of Country.But Blake he has the stuff to spin any cowgirl's spurs.Can't wait to read this one!!!

dlynnpen@aim.com

Suzi said...

I'm guessing - Blake Shelton #2
He looks like a sexy cowboy hero ready for a Christmas story and a gorgeous heroine.
Suzi Love

D.L. said...

My guess would be #2 Blake Shelton.

the[dot]distant[dot]light[at]gmail[dot]com

Sally said...

My guess is Blake Shelton #2~

Cheryl St.John said...

Wowza! Personally, I'd pick George.

Katherine said...

I'm going to guess Blake Shelton. Most of 'em are dreamy, so it's hard to choose.

Cindy L said...

I think Blake Shelton would be perfect.

cbandy10 (at) hotmail (dotcom)

cheryl c said...

I'm going to guess that you would pick #4 Josh Turner.

castings at mindspring dot com

Kristi said...

Brad Paisley!! kristidavis at gmail dot com

Laurie Faelan said...

I'm guessing Blake Shelton. He looks like a bit of a loner.

Fun contest! Thanks for the entry!

laurieire at hotmail dot com

coversnail said...

I'd guess Blake Shelton!

Kimberly K. said...

My guess is Brad Paisley.

kellysydow at yahoo dot com

Kaetrin said...

I'd go with Blake Shelton.

Happy holidays!

Megs said...

I'm going for Josh Turner and his lovely smile.

soimpossible414 at msn dot com

Sue A. said...

I'm going with Blake Shelton.

Morton S Gray said...

George Strait? Mx

marybelle said...

Blake Shelton #2

marypres@gmail.com

Julie Hilton Steele said...

I am going with Blake. Sigh. I loved your story and if I could I would combine George and Blake into one guy. George has got that hardened look that fits but Blake is younger. Sigh.

Brad is too much of a prankster IMHO! :-)

Peace, Julie

Sheree said...

I'm going to go with Blake Shelton as well, even though I like George and Brad. Josh just looks too young.

ironss[at]gmail.com

Marci said...

Blake Shelton looks like my hero too! Gotta vote that way.

Margaret Luvisi said...

Brad Paisley  #1

Like your books

Virginia C said...

#4 JOSH TURNER

Happy Holidays : )

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

My guess is Blake Shelton!

Cheryl Smith

Anonymous said...

Blake Shelton is my choice. His songs always make me smile.

Lisa J

secksy34 said...

Blake Shelton #2 is my guess

Karen B said...

Blake Shelton #2

kpbarnett1941[at]aol[dot]com

africalass said...

Wow, I could find justification for all four! For now I'm going with Blake Shelton - he's so rugged and manly! Perfect hero!

Merry Christmas

Meljprincess said...

I say #3 George Strait.

Happy Holodays, Charlene!

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Amy Kathryn said...

Even though I am a Brad Paisley fan, I will guess Blake Shelton for Cooper.

Kaye said...

Josh Turner - so gorgeous! Pick him, pick him. lol, sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance.

florida982002[at]yahoo.com

JV said...

I would guess Blake Shelton. His looks and posture in that picture just said romantic hero to me.

Christine H said...

George Strait #3
all the way!!

Christine H said...

forgot my emaill addy

chirth7@yahoo.com

gavrc said...

Blake Shelton #2

Shirley said...

I'm going with Brad Paisley #1.

I sure hope I'm right!!

shundelt@yahoo.com

Christina said...

I pick Blake Shelton #2

christina101092 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm entering for my wife, she wants a kindle for Christmas bad!

she says to pick Josh Turner #4

jeff72768@yahoo.com

Charles and Donna said...

I love your books. I think #3 George Strait is your hero.

Theresa N. said...

I'm thinking it's Blake Shelton.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nicolas said...

Not an easy one, but I think you would choose #2: Blake Shelton.

gigi said...

Brad Paisley has got to be the guy.
He is my favorite he has a heart of gold, a gentleman and a champion of others (plus, I think he is just dreamy).

jean stewart said...

great fun as others say and I think George Strait for Garrett as he is not only a hunk but more mature looking for this lady

April said...

I'm going to say Blake Shelton, 'cause he's having a heck of a year!

Jenn said...

Wow I love all of them but if I had to pick i'll go with my favorite... Blake Shelton

Julia Justiss said...

I'm not eligible to win, but who could resist picking one of those hunky guys for their cover model...or more? I'd take home #2 Blake Shelton!

Sara said...

My guess is George Strait #3, but that may simply be because I love his voice more than the voices of the others. :)

freodwyn @ gmail . com

Jacqueline C. said...

I'm going to have to go with Blake Shelton though I found it hard to choose between him and Brad.

kps said...

Oooh! My guess is Brad Paisley!

Anne-Marie said...

I think you'd choose Brad Paisley.

Thanks

Loves 2 Read Romance - Laura said...

I would guess Brad Paisley! But all of them are really hunky!!

Zina said...

Well being as my hubby is from WV I'm going to pick Brad Paisley as my hometown hero.
Thanks for participating it's a great contest.
Zina

Gillian Layne said...

I have to pick #4, Josh Turner. I love him so much!

Thanks for taking part in such a fun contest! :)

Jennifer Mathis said...

I think Blake shelton
meandi09@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I guess Josh Turner.
Thank you

Mary said...

Hmmm. My personal favorite is Brad Paisley, but I'm choosing Blake Shelton for my answer. He's more how I picture Cooper looking.

What a fun contest! Thanks.

Mary

lulufrench2004[at]gmail[dot]com

miriama said...

Blake Shelton #2

Kristy B said...

#3 George Strait

Anonymous said...

Blake Shelton! All the men are dreamy, but Blake has that naughty twinkle in his eye.

bryansjenn at hotmail dot come

June said...

#2 Blake Shelton

flchen1 said...

Congrats on your Christmas anthology, Charlene--definitely have it on the TBB! My guess is #2, Blake Shelton, although all of them are cutie pies!

Thanks for the fun!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Susie Kerner said...

I'm going with Blake Shelton.
1. He's a hunk with a little bit of a bad boy look.
2. George Strait is too old for the character.
3. Josh Turner seems too young
4. Brad Paisley doesn't have a rugged enough kind of face.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing #2, Blake Shelton

pduthoy said...

I'd say Blake also.

Melanie Sands said...

I would guess Blake Shelton also, although I would probably rather have Josh Turner myself

Sabrina Pawlowski said...

All are yummy but I'd have to say Blake Shelton. Merry Christmas!!

Jeanne M said...

I love them all but my husband worked out where the deer, moose, elk and the buffalo range in Wyoming for two years. It was 1 1/2 hours to the nearest store and they delivered UPS to the tiny liquor store in town (which was also the video shop)and there were times it was 20 below zero!

My pick is Blake Sheldon who is someone that could go out and gather up the herd in below zero weather and still come home to warm you up at night!

Jo O said...

My guess is Blake Shelton too

Cheri LaClaire said...

Blake Shelton :)

Anonymous said...

Blake Shelton

Kathy L said...

I think Brad Paisley would be good.

Bianca Swan said...

Brad Paisley has my vote!

Joan said...

Definitely George Straight. Hope you have a great Christmas.

Maria said...

Great contest Charlene!

I am going to guess "George Strait" - he's my perenial country favorite although Brad is a cutie too!

carole said...

My vote is Blake Shelton.

MsHellion said...

Hi, my guess is Blake Shelton (from the excerpt I read).

Thanks,

Fran

robynl said...

George Strait is my guess.

Anonymous said...

Blake Shelton #2 is my guess. Fun contest...ruthing73@hotmail.com

stormvikki said...

tough choice.... I'll have to look at them some more:) LOL I say Josh Turner, what a cutie. stormvikki

Holly said...

My guess is #4 Josh Turner

Lisa @ Romance Collection said...

I would have to choose Blake Shelton. But any of them would be great!

Callina said...

I think you would choose #4 Josh Turner. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.
catalina(underscore)khalaj(at)yahoo(dot)com

Norma said...

I'm voting for Josh Turner because of his voice. Happy Holidays everyone!

Audra said...

I would chose Blake Shelton -
audie at wickerness dot com

Caridad Pineiro said...

Lots of fun! Thanks for posting. My pick is Blake Shelton.

joykenn said...

I like Blake Shelton although they are all great looking guys.

Shauna Roberts said...

I'm voting for George Strait.

Lynne Marshall said...

December 3rd - George Strait.

Anne said...

Hi, Charlene-

I answered this a day or two early, so this is a second vote. #2 Blake Shelton.

Anonymous said...

I'd have to say Blake Shelton -- he kind of has that western romance hero vibe -- although I think Josh is mighty cute!

ksnowschu@yahoo.com

CJ Miller said...

My guess is Blake Shelton!

Louisa Cornell said...

This is a tough one! But I think he feels more like Brad Paisley with maybe a little bit of Josh Turner thrown in!

CrystalGB said...

I will say Blake Shelton. They are all gorgeous though. ;)

Stephanie Kempf said...

Love 'em all, but my guess is #2, Blake Shelton. Thanks for the fun!

resi8 said...

I think it will be #2-Blake Shelton.

Danny said...

I'm gonna say Josh Turner. :D

Christine Ashworth said...

I'll say Blake Shelton. What fun, Charlene!

Terri said...

Blake Shelton for sure but I have to say, George Strait is still hot after all these years.

CrankyBeach said...

Blake Shelton. Definitely.

Wolf Bear said...

Have to go with Brad Paisley.

Cowboys and Christmas, yee ha

JSLin said...

I'm going with Blake Shelton because I like his picture best :X Well, that and I think you should pick him for your hero in your story for the Christmas anthology ;)

bison61 said...

I will have to pick Brad Paisley

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

kt said...

Brad Paisley

apple blossom said...

josh tanner #4 is my guess

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

ps9906 said...

#2 Blake Shelton He is so Hot!!!

megatronfiles said...

Blake Shelton #2 for sure!!!

Elizabeth said...

I'm going for #1, Brad Paisley. He'd be my cowboy!

carmen said...

My guess is for Blake Shelton!

junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

Tanya Hanson said...

I love all these guys. I'm reading your novella right now (I totally love Cooper and the name he gave his little boy LOL)...goinna have to go with King George here.

Merry Christmas! I love the advent calendar idea. oxoxox

Mary said...

Blake Shelton #2


I think he's hot...

mary_reiss@hotmail.com

LSUReader said...

My guess is #2, Blake Shelton. Happy Holidays! (Email in profile.)

Judy said...

I love all of them. They are all hot in their own ways.

I have to stay true to my main country singing man and say:


GEORGE STRAIT :)

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Hubba hubba they're all fine looking cowboys but I would definitely pick Blake Shelton. He fits the character of Cooper in the looks department from what I've read on this site. :-P

XOXO~ Renee C.
steelergirl83(at)gmail(dot)com

Emily Harper said...

I would vote Blake Shelton #2. He's dreamy!

Joni said...

I would guess Brad Paisley but it is very difficult choice to make.

JOT said...

Difficult, but I will guess Blake Shelton #2.

natz101 said...

I would say Blake Shelton! Merry Christmas! :)

Kunai said...

I'd have to go with #3 George Strait

Cheers,
Kunai

kunster007@hotmail.com

Robin said...

Hi, Charlene! My guess is Blake Shelton too!

Happy December!

Colleen said...

Blake Shelton is my guess!
Happy Holidays!

Cynthya said...

Tough choice, but I'll go with Josh Turner. He's got a great smile.

Mandy B said...

I'm gonna have to go with Brad Paisley

Megan said...

My guess is Blake Shelton.

Happy holidays!

Helenlt said...

Brad Paisley (with Josh Turner as close second - who could resist that smile?)

jarpammy03 said...

Blake Shelton, he is hot.

Susie Sheehey said...

My guess is Brad Paisely

Susie Sheehey
susie (dot) sheehey (at) verizon (dot) net

Ellie said...

I'm going to say it would be Brad Paisley.

Lady Kay said...

I'm guessing Blake Shelton. That's who I'd pick!

chey said...

My guess is George Strait.
chey127 at hotmail dot com

lil Gluckstern said...

I'm going with Blake Shelton, and I have to check out that book.

Leslie said...

I have to go with #2 Blake Shelton. I just got this anthology yesterday & can't wait to read it!

catslady said...

Oh, so hard to chose. I am going to say Blake Shelton although I wouldn't turn any of them away lol.

catslady5(at)aol.com

Anonymous said...

I think #2 Blake Shelton. Susan Shearer

jessica said...

I'm going to guess #1 Brad Paisley.

Susan said...

#1 Brad Paisley

Kim Swiderski said...

My guess is Blake Shelton. :)

Helen said...

My Guess is #1 Brad Paisley :-)

Bunnie's Mom said...

Oh goodness, those are some men to choose from! I will guess my personal favorite, Mr. Turner.

LadyDi77 said...

I vote for Brad Paisley... =)

Mia said...

I am going to go with Blake Shelton as my guess. How fun if I'm right.

Eileen said...

Josh Turner

Carlie Angelus said...

Brad Paisley looks the most like the cowboys you showed on your heroes website section but I'm not sure about the age.

Josh Turner might be more of the right age for Cooper.

--Carlie

Anonymous said...

Brad Praisley

Anonymous said...

My guess is Blake Shelton.

Robyn said...

I'm going to guess #2 Blake Shelton. He's good locking with an edge. Just how the hero of a book should be.

coolestmommy at hotmail dot com

BlithelyBookish said...

I'm guessing/hoping, Josh Turner!

Anonymous said...

It's got to be Josh Turner!

Tracy

Debby said...

I am not sure so I will go with Goerge.

Marcy said...

I'll guess #4, Josh Turner. They all are cute though.

Jane said...

I'm going with Brad Paisley.

Leah M said...

Blake Shelton #2

It's a wild guess but he looks pretty cute to me!

Leah
beautycritic {at} yahoo {dot} com

DawnLouise said...

Brad Paisley!

Modokker said...

I am HUGE George Straight fan but i'm going to say Blake Shelton for this. All great choices though. He's got the look that comes to mind for a romance book though.

Lisa B
modokker at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Kaelee's guess:

I'm a fan of all these gentlemen so it's hard to pick just one. I'd have to go with Josh Turned because of his deep voice. I think his deep voice would fit a cowboy just perfectly plus he's not to bad on the eyes and he's tall enough to be hero material.

Kate Willoughby said...

I'm guessing Brad. :)

wynneaway said...

My guess is: Blake Shelton
He just looks the part.

Wynneaway

Judy said...

My guess is George Strait.
Judy L.

Anonymous said...

Blake Shelton would be my choice.

Alyn Y. said...

Brad Paisley has my vote even if you don't pick him!

secret_gurl69(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sandy M said...

LOL so mean to make us pick from those choices, Charlene! I'll have to go with Josh Turner, tho. He looks like a reclusive carpenter turned happy husband!

Sandy M

Betty lewis said...

Gotta be Josh Turner, cuz he's the hottest man there is lol

Inez said...

I think it's Blake Shelton.

Raven99 said...

My guess is Blake Shelton.

McDuffy said...

Josh Turner #4

Maureen said...

My guess is Blake Shelton.

Leni said...

I think it's #2 Blake Shelton.

lenikaye@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My guess is #2 Blake Shelton.

Judy T.
katzrus7@roadrunner.com

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