Release Day! Birthday! BIG, FAT Giveaway!

I cannot believe this day is finally here.
Release Day! Promise is officially launched! Woot! Woot!
And, shh, don’t tell anyone, but it’s also my birthday. I’ve been keeping it on the low-down and trying to disguise it with all the book excitement, but with Facebook, that’s kind of impossible. So I may as well just get it out there. I’m a year older today. :-Ppppfffftttt At least you guys won’t get the waiters to sing me Happy Birthday. Right?!? Right. Thanks! But I do welcome all kinds of cake and brownies and chocolate.
This is also a special day for Alexis and Tristan, so they’re having their own celebration. 🙂
But we get to have a big giveaway. This is almost as good as the Grand Prize!
But first, the final day of our tour. I hope you’ve enjoyed the trip! Today…:
  • Meet the Cast where you can learn a little more about Alexis, Tristan and the others at Lavender Lines. Enter her giveaway, too. She also posted her review of Promise yesterday.
  • Get a little insight of what indie publishing means to readers at A Life Bound by Books. She has also posted her amazing review of Promise!
  • How much does Confessions of a Bookaholic love Promise? She stole “borrowed” Tristan from me, so that might give you a little indication, but check out her review today. And don’t forget to enter her giveaway while you’re there.
We’ll announce today’s daily scavenger hunt winners tomorrow and tomorrow’s will actually be announced on Sunday. Sorry for the delay, but I’ll be a little busy celebrating in real life. Hopefully that means lots of champagne. So you can still enter here AND enter for tomorrow’s daily giveaway AND add your entries for the grand prize gift basket. If you’re new and want to know what’s going on, get the deets here.
Release Day & Birthday Prizes
This giveaway is closed.
  • Local winner: $25 Lux Boutique gift certificate + Promise t-shirt + Promise bookmark
  • Non-local winner: Signed copy of Promise + Got a Date To-Knight OPI nail polish + Promise t-shirt + Promise bookmark 

And to enter…

To enter for the final daily drawing and to get entries for the grand prize, click here to complete the form. Remember, you can get more entries by telling everyone about the party. The more, the merrier, right?

Reminder for how to make the scavenger hunt really easy:

All the hunt questions send you to the links that are on this very post. So right-click the links above and open them in a new tab or window to read the tour stop. Don’t close when you’re done reading, though! Leave them all open, open the entry form and then you can just bop around to get the answers. Don’t forget to open the links in the prize lists, too.

And what will the Grand Prize Gift Basket include? These awesome prizes – approx. $80 value!
  • Signed copy of Promise
  • T-shirt
  • Got a Date To-Knight OPI Nail Polish
  • Purple Leather Necklace
  • Bookmarks
  • Bottle of Nothing
  • $5 Starbucks Gift Certificate
  • $10 Amazon Gift Certificate
One more day to ask me questions. Do you want to know which side of the bed I sleep on? What my dogs’ names are? How many hours I was in labor with my first-born? See…there are still some things you don’t know about me. I promise even more interesting than those, too (I think) (maybe not) (I’m not really all that interesting). So ask away!
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12 Responses to Release Day! Birthday! BIG, FAT Giveaway!

  1. Congratulations and happy birthday! Big day for you.

  2. Ebyss says:

    Grats and Happy B-day. I spread the word for ya.

    Also, I’d like to know what you are going to do to celebrate this day?

  3. OH NO! Tristan didn’t tell me it was your birthday! Bad bad Tristan!!! He will get punished for this lol.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY! I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate a new year than with such an amazing accomplishment! 🙂 I’m so happy for you and I wish you many more happy birthdays and many more happy release days! Thanks for sharing your special day with us!

    Now, where’s the cake??? 🙂

  4. Dawn Embers says:

    Congratulations on the book release and… Happy Birthday!!

    *offers special brownies with chocolate/caramel bars baked in the middle* My mom’s favorite brownies.

    Did you pick to have release day on your birthday? Or was it suggested by someone and you got to say “that’s also my birthday”?

  5. Happy release day! Oh, and happy birthday!!!

    Stephanie G
    Paranormal Haven

  6. Natasha says:

    AWesome!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 🙂

    What’s your favorite cake??

  7. WOW! Two Birthdays rolled into one! First off, Happy Birthday to you with many, many more to come! And, Happy Book Birthday! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of the Blog Tour and Release party of your amazing story! Congrats to you on everything and much continued success!

    Oh and don’t tell Jessica, but I’m kidnapping Tristan from her tonight. lol I know he’d like to come spend some time here with me in Sunny Southern California! lol

    Wishing you all the best! Bring on the cake………….. And Purpose! 🙂

  8. What my evil twin…oops I mean Lisa (haha) meant to say is that she will TRY but I have hidden Tristan away in my bed…wait…I an undisclosed location!!

    So she will never find him 😛 Plus Tristan said he is a country boy at heart now after spending time in Tennessee. He traded in his shirt for a cowboy hat! 🙂

    haha. Hope you had a FAB-ulous day today Kristie!! Bring us cake!! 🙂

  9. Kristie Cook says:

    Thank you, everyone, for the release day and birthday wishes! It was an amazing day that goes down in my history as one of THE BEST EVA. And lots of that has to do with all the great wishes from you guys! So thank you so much!

  10. Kristie Cook says:

    Ebyss, Besides the virtual party, we had a real-life release party last night and it was incredible. About 70 or so people showed up, picked up their pre-ordered books or bought books, shared food and good times. Lots of strangers, friends, really good friends and family to share the day with. It was the best.

  11. Kristie Cook says:

    Dawn, Good question! 🙂 We were originally planning a June release, but pushed it into July. With movie openings, the 4th holiday and other things, we thought the end of July would be better than the beginning. It just so happened that my birthday was on a Friday, giving people all weekend to read, if they wanted. 🙂 July 30th is also an important day in the book. So it just seemed to be a good day to do the release. I was honestly hoping to really down-play my birthday, but it all turned out good. 🙂

  12. Kristie Cook says:

    Natasha, It used to be turtle cake or German chocolate cake. But a pastry shop here invented a brand-new Promise cupcake – chocolate and raspberry – and it is da bomb! And they did it just for Promise. 🙂 So that is my new fave. I’ll have pics next week so we can all salivate on our keyboards. 🙂

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