Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Don't you wish you had a magic wand...

Well, now's your chance. In celebration of the release of Wishful Thinking, I'm giving away a wand (the magic will have to be provided by you).


This wand, along with its carrying case, the entire Time of Transition series, and assorted collector cards and bookmarks, will belong to one lucky winner. Just leave your email address (so I can contact you) and answer the following question in the comments:

What's something in your life that you would consider magic? (Broad definition; it doesn't have to be actual magic.)

If you can't access the comments (because I've had some people say they can't), just send an email to GabiStevens505 (at) gmail(dot)com and I'll be sure to enter you. 

Now here are the details:
1. Leave a comment or email me with the answer to the question and a way to contact you.
2. Only one entry per person, but feel free to comment on other people's comments. I just won't count those. 
3. Contest ends April 20. 
4. I'll choose a winner through Random.org and contact them.
5. I will put everything in the mail on April 21, with the possible exception of the copy of Wishful Thinking if I don't have my author copies yet. If that's the case, then I'll send it as soon as I have them. Or if the winner doesn't get back to me with their address by April 21.
(Added April 1, but it's not a joke) 6. I'm willing to ship internationally.

And I think I'll have three second place winners too: your choice of any of the Time of Transition books--The Wish List, As You Wish, or Wishful Thinking. When I contact you for your address be sure to tell me which one you want.

Can you tell I'm excited about this upcoming release?
--Gabi

Books I'm reading now:
Faefever by Karen Marie Moning
Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
Lost in Your Arms by Christina Dodd





43 comments:

  1. I want a magic wand, please :) could you let the fairy godmothers just put a LITTLE bit of magic in it?

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    1. Leave me your email and you may just get this one. I would love a wand myself. And a little magic.

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  2. During the preparation of my first manuscript for submission,I thought of at least three events that my help me succeed--a publisher pitch session, a mentor, and finding a coach. Within a week or two,each of those opportunities appeared for me.
    Yeah, I believe in "magic"

    Barrett.writes at gmail com

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    1. Oh, yeah, writing holds great magic for me.

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  3. Ah...well, the love affair I've had with my husband for the last seventeen years has been truly magical.

    And then, there's my critique partner who has turned my manuscript into a magical tale.

    And I can't forget, mom and dad, who are 82 & 83 respectively, who have forever changed my life by letting me believe in magic.

    BeadinBabe@msn.com

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    1. I bet your critique partner gets magic back form you too.

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  4. I believe everything happens for a reason and I would consider that magic. Last year I was really stressed at my job and wasn't sure how I'd start looking for another, which was depressing, then I got a call from a placement company/headhunter and now I'm in a job where there is less stress!
    Call it divine intervention or magic but when things line up like that I'm a bit in awe!!!
    On a humorous note, a wand to take care of things like housework, laundry, lawncare etc, I'd very much like that! LOL!
    My email is diall@shaw.ca and I'm looking forward to this release too!!!

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    1. An almost stress-free job. Now that's what I call magic. And the way you got it. Wow.

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  5. when I am reading a book and I feel like I am a part of it and that the characters are my friends and family, this is magical.My email is lavonne_page@yahoo.com

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    1. Amen. When I get lost in a book, it's truly magic.

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  6. Magic? I think that I made it to my age.... is magic enough..LOL but being a witch... everything in my life is magic. My email is witchbythesea@yahoo.com :)

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    1. Love, love, love magic in life. Judith, you're awesome.

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  7. There is magic in everyday life. What is sad that not many people recognize it for what it is. But then a friend said I was an open minded soul.

    Wand looks like it would be fun. Hehe.

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

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    1. You said: "There is magic in everyday life. "
      I completely agree.

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  8. Anymore people are blind to magic, magic that is present every day and they simply cannot see it. Which is sad. I believe in magic. Friend always said I was an open minded soul

    The wand looks like it would be fun.

    Take three. Having problems posting

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

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    1. Sorry about the posting problems. If I were a computer guru, I'd know how to fix it. My daughter graduates in a couple of months (also magic) with a degree in CS.Maybe I'll hire her to be my computer wizard.

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  9. I am so excited for your upcoming release, and would LOVE to win a copy:) And as for what is magical in my life, excluding the obvious such as my husband, children, etc.), I would have to say music. It speaks to my soul & has pulled me from many a dark place in my life, and provided a soundtrack to the fun times as well. Looking forward to having my own personal magic wand!! Best wishes to you, Gabi- you truly have a magical talent yourself;)

    -Jessica
    singergrl13@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you, Jessica. And I completely forgot about the magic of music. Thanks for reminding me.

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  10. Magic is when my little grandkids put their hands on my face, give me a kiss and say I love you.

    proudarmymom32@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm not there yet, but I"m totally missing my own kids at that age. They're all to old now to do that. Maybe we should bring such actions back even at their age. Next time I see my mother, I'm doing exactly this.

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  11. The magic in my life was my grandmother, who passed away last month, was on this earth for 92 years!

    Would love the magic wand so I can wave it over my teenager's head so she will be less lazy...LOL!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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    1. I'm so sorry for your loss, but what a wonderful gift to have a grandmother. I never knew any of mine because my parents immigrated to the US, and the grandparents lived on the other side of the world.

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  12. The magic in my life is that I am here. Several years ago I suffered a spinal cord injury. Had to leave my home and move in with family. I am thankful to them for that. Now I am to the point that I can take care of myself and have moved into a apt. I love it here. I would love to have your new book. Have already got the first two.
    robinky42(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Wow. What strength on both your part and your family's. Love. That's truly magic.

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  13. I am loving these stories of magic. I wish I had wands for all of you. Keep then coming, keep them coming. My latest example of magic: The way birdsong can cheer me up.

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  14. The magic in my life is my boyfriend, after hitting rock bottm petty hard and moving to start my life over, he has been there and has helped me throug thick and thin, I don't think I'd be where I am right now if it wasn't for him.

    drakenfyre75[at]msn[dot]com

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    1. That's wonderful, Danielle. He sounds like a keeper.

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  15. I was adopted and the family I was placed with is magic. I have been given two sisters and the chance to do whatever I want (within reason). I have traveled to Jamaica, Italy, London, Ireland and several other places in the states on my own or in a group. I went to a fantastic college and graduated with a degree. And when I do make mistakes, my family is always there to help me out. SO, the magic in my life is my family.

    Karin
    AquarianDancer at gmail dot com

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    1. Family is magic in so many ways. Great story, Karin.

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  16. I would say being married for 14 yr and having a wonderful 13 yr old daughter is pretty magical to me.\

    berrylicious_cutie(at)hotmail(.)com

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    1. I've been married for mumblety-some years too and I often wonder how he puts up with me. Must be magic. And the kids are special too.

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  17. Something in my life that I would consider magic, would be the moments in which every bad thing can happen at once and then suddenly something wonderful happens. I think that is magical because you never thought in those dark times that something good can happen.

    Email : neoterragoddess@gmail.com

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    1. I am a firm believer that there is always something good even in the worst of times. That's a wonderful attitude, Natalia.

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  18. I love the magic of a new relationship, when everything is bright and shiny and you can't get enough of eachother!

    This is an awesome giveaway!

    Liz
    liz@fictionalcandy.com

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    1. Thanks, Liz. I thought it was a pretty cool idea. And the wand is really nice.

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  19. Books are magical...I can get completely lost in them and forget the "real" world around me.

    I would love to have magic when sitting in traffic, wishing I was anywhere but in my car.

    Fingers crossed :) pwhitworth001@comcast.net

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    1. I LOVE getting lost in a book. And having grown up in LA, I've sat in my share of traffic too.

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  20. I love Springtime it is simply magical. I have flowers the blooming hummingbirds have just arrived a few weeks ago. Just last week a nest full of bluebirds hatched in the corner of my gutters.
    The rebirth of the world to something so colorful and green after winter time just makes me believe in that the fairies have been busy at work.

    Gigi
    gigihicks@windsream.net

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  21. Having my best friend of 17 years tell me she wants to come home with her kids. Just when I needed her, she always knows I'm here for her, so it was nice just to hear that she'll be home.

    shadowestr @aol.com

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  22. I have 2 things in my life that are magic. Music and books. They have gotten me through some hard times in my life. Being able to escape into a book or listen to music and make everything else fade away is magic to me.

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    casper131979@hotmail.com

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  23. The most magical thing in my life is my son! He is amazing and surprises me every day with his magic! :-) amandacasleton@Gmail.com

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  24. I think it would be magical for me to have my own wand to play with while my grandchildren play with there space trek wands
    kathleenbianchi@ymail.com

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  25. The way my pup makes me laugh no matter how upset I've been.
    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (Dot) com

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