Monday, June 28, 2010

Stars in the Night Launch Contest


Today I'm in St. Louis signing Stars in the Night at the International Christian Retail Show. I'm so pumped and hope a few booksellers will stop by so I can give them a copy of the book and my thanks for all they do for Christian fiction. Without them, I really wouldn't have a way to get my books out.

So in honor of this debut signing, I'm releasing details of my book launch contest:

The grand prize consists of several DVDs of my favorite classic movies, popcorn, cracker jacks, a signed copy of Stars in the Night, and if we reach over 200 entries, a copy of each of my other six World War II based romances. These DVDs are special because they include some of my favorite movies of all time. Bringing Up Baby and The Philadelphia Story are great romantic comedies, both with Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart joins them in Philadelphia Story. Just last week, we rewatched one of my favorite musicals: Singing in the Rain, which you'll also find in these collections along with Easter Parade and Meet Me in St. Louis. And then you can't do better for dramas than Casablanca and Mrs. Miniver. For the final set, I'm adding Frank Capra's collection. You'll have hours of wonderful classics to watch.

Five first prizes: a copy of all my WWII books: that means winners receive a copy of Stars in the Night, Canteen Dreams, Sandhill Dreams, Captive Dreams, A Promise Kept, A Promise Born, and A Promise Forged. That's plenty of World War II era romances and romantic suspense to fill your summer with reading.

Five second prizes: a signed copy of Stars in the Night.

So how do you enter?

I'm so glad you asked. There are many ways you can enter for a chance at one of these great packages.
  • Help spread the word about Stars in the Night and the contest through facebook, myspace, shoutlife, and twitter.
  • Mention the contest and Stars in the Night on your blog
  • Ask your library to order Stars in the Night and any other of my books.
  • Go into your local bookstores and take a photo of Stars in the Night on the shelf if it’s there or ask the bookstore to order it. If it is there, take a photo and email it to me at cara at caraputman dot com.
  • Post links to order Stars in the Night at CBD, Amazon, or B&N on your blog or social network and let me know you've done that.
  • Also, once you've read Stars, post a review on CBD, Amazon, or B&N and let me know you've done that.

    Each time you do one of the above items, come back here and leave a comment. That will be your entry. So you have the possibility of entering eight to eleven times.

    Not bad!

    So please help me celebrate and spread the word!

The contest ends July 31st.

92 comments:

Karen D said...

Cara - left a comment on facebook. Can't wait to read this one!!!!
Karen Daniels

apple blossom said...

Oh, this has to be a cool giveaway. Thanks
I'm on it letting everyone know.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

I posted it on my sidebar giveaways

http://myheartbelongs2books.blogspot.com/

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot]com

apple blossom said...

Posted a post on my second blog too.

http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2010/06/caras-stars-in-night-contest.html

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Nancye said...

I Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/NancyeDavis/status/17376928590

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

kristen said...

Hi Cara-
I have a post on my blog that will show up on Monday!
Thanks
Kristen Johnson
"Adventures of History Girl" blog

Cara Putman said...

Thanks, gals! Keep em coming :-)

apple blossom said...

I was in the library today. Grand Forks public library and they had no Cara books. I put in a request.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Karen said...

I love reading anything about WWII. This giveaway is PERFECT!

I tweeted:

https://twitter.com/KarenZupancic/status/17735061588

kzupancic[at]yahoo[dot]com

Karen said...

I posted on FB:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000608220796&v=wall&story_fbid=130501020323276&ref=mf

kzupancic[at]yahoo[dot]com

Karen said...

I posted link about giveaway on my blog's sidebar (top left)

http://kzupancic.blogspot.com

kzupancic[at]yahoo[dot]com

Roseanna M. White said...

Well, obviously I've mentioned your book on my blog. =) It also posted to FB, Shoutlife, and the Christian Review of Books.

Haven't made it out in public yet (ha ha) but I did order a copy this morning from our online store (part of my new "support my favorite authors" program;-) and will look for it in Waldenbooks when I go to the mall tomorrow. And if I happen to end up with more copies than I know what to do with *grins* I'll be including them in a gift basket of books that will be raffled at a benefit concert next month.

I'll let you figure out how many entrees that is. =)

apple blossom said...

Your contest appeared on my blog page this morning in post form. Thanks

http://myheartbelongs2books.blogspot.com/2010/07/caras-stars-in-night-contest.html

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Katia said...

I asked my library to order your books.
kr_moreau(at)doglover(dot)com

bluerose_shelnut said...

I posted a link to the giveaway in the sidebar on my blog.
bluerose_shelnut(at)yahoo(dot)com

www.bluerosesheart.blogspot.com

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

WOW this is terrific! Can I say that I've never seen any of those films besides Casablanca without getting smacked? LOL!

I tweeted the giveaway! :-)
http://twitter.com/steelergirl83/status/17915544255

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

Edna said...

I follow on google



mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

Edna said...

please enter me



mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

Edna said...

I put this on my sidebar on my blog http://edna-myfavoritethings.blogspot.com/





mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

Edna said...

I posted this giveaway on my other blog also http://edna-myfavoritethings2.blogspot.com/





mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

Debbie F said...

I shared on facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=1607253085

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Roseanna M. White said...

The copy I ordered just arrived! Yay!! Putting it in my vacation bag NOW. =)

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Hey Cara, just wanted to let you know I posted the giveaway on the right sidebar of my blog! :-)

http://steelergirl83.blogspot.com

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

Michelle said...

I posted a link on my facebook to purchase at www.christianbook.com

Thank you for the awesome giveaway, Cara! And congratulations on your new book!

Michelle Tuller
scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

Michelle said...

I requested the book at my library in Salida, CA.

Thank you,
Michelle
scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

Michelle said...

I posted a link to order the book at amazon.com on my facebook.

Thank you!!
Michelle Tuller
scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

Michelle said...

I posted a link on my facebook to order Stars in the Night from Barnes & Noble.

Thank you!

Michelle Tuller
scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

Michelle said...

I posted a link to order the book from CBD on my Twitter (DrQuinnFan)

Thank you!
Michelle
scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

Amber S. said...

Hi Cara! I put a picture link to your contest on my blog--hope that counts for an entry! ;) Thanks for the great contest, and your new book looks great! Love the cover, by the way! :D

~Amber

http://www.seasonsofhumility.blogspot.com

hspruitt said...

Hi Cara - I posted on Twitter about your contest.

nwgeorgiagirl

Thanks! Sheri

hspruitt {at} juno DOT COM

collegegirl said...

This sounds like an amazing story. Can't wait to read it!!!!!!

barbjan10 said...

Hi,
I posted about this giveaway on Facebook. Thank you for the chance to win this fantastic contest.

Blessed Be in Christ,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10(at)tx(dot)rr(dot)com

Andrea Schultz said...

Hi Cara -
I posted a widget on my blog directing my readers to the contest; it's on the sidebar of my blog.

andrealschultz.blogspot.com

I'd also love to be an influencer (if I'm not the big contest winner!).

Blessings -

Andrea

andrealschultz[at]gmail[dot]com

Andrea Schultz said...

Hi Cara -

I also posted the link to the contest on my Facebook page. I mentioned you, so it should have shown up on your page also.

www.facebook.com/andrealschultz

Thanks -

Andrea
andrealschultz[at]gmail[dot]com

Ponderings by Andrea
andrealschultz.blogspot.com

Martha W. Rogers said...

I'm really excited about these movies. Some are among my favorites and I've seen many of them in the theater. Thanks for the contest, Cara. I plan to talk about this on facebook. Wow, those movie titles do bring back some memories.

Cindy W. said...

Hi Cara,

I posted on Twitter about your contest!

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

Cindy W. said...

Hi Cara,

I mentioned your contest on my blog site.
www.cindywoolard.blogspot.com

Smiles,
Cindy W.

countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

Cindy W. said...

Hi Cara - I Twittered again!

Blessings,
Cindy W.

countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Hi Cara:
My Mother and I have a bookstore in Southern Indiana. Thank you for running this contest. We weren't at St. Lou so didn't know about your book, but I just ordered some copies for our store, Heaven Help Us.
:)
nk

Anonymous said...

I don't use Facebook or Twitter or blog, but I have been recommending Cara's books on my monthly Christian Fiction Newsletter right along.

rbooth43 said...

I put in a request for Stars in the night at the Richard Thornton Library in Oxford NC. Looking forward to reading your book.

rbooth43atyahoodotcom

Jan Kern said...

Congrats, Cara. The series and your latest sound wonderful. I'm looking forward to reading, reviewing, and spreading the word. I just tweeted about your book and your contest!

jankern at gmail dot com

Jan Kern said...

I included your link and info in a Facebook update. More to come!

Jan

jankern at gmail dot com

Jan Kern said...

Cara, our library branches don't have your books . . . yet. I just requested that they carry them, particularly your newest, Stars in the Night. Hope they do!!!

Jan Kern said...

Tweeted teasers about Stars in the Night and included a link to Amazon.

Jan Kern said...

And . . . added a link to Amazon in Facebook. And I honestly have not done this for other fiction books, but I really can't wait to read this one!

Tricia Goyer said...

I'm going to read this next!

Deborah Vogts said...

Hi Cara, Neat idea. I love classic movies and look forward to reading your book. I just posted about the contest on Twitter. Please enter me. ;)

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

I linked to the book on Amazon on the right sidebar of my blog! :-)

http://steelergirl83.blogspot.com/

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

apple blossom said...

I put in a request for your books at a library down the road from where I live. This one is different one than my own library which I requested your books last Saturday.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Michelle said...

I just suggested my local public library order Stars in the Night

mchapman (at) windstream (dot) net

rbooth43 said...

Enjoy all the comments on Facebook. Posted one myself. Looking forward to reading Stars In The Night.

rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

SmilingSally said...

Here's my review:

http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2010/07/stars-in-night-by-cara-putman.html

SmilingSally said...

I left the link to purchase a copy at Amazon.

http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2010/07/stars-in-night-by-cara-putman.html

SmilingSally said...

I left a review on Amazon here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1609360117/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

SmilingSally said...

I left a review at Barnes & Noble here:

http://my.barnesandnoble.com/communityportal/review.aspx?reviewid=1424674

SmilingSally said...

I left a review at Books a Million here:

http://www.booksamillion.com/product/9781609360115?id=4575223830057#customer-reviews

SmilingSally said...

I left a review at Borders.

http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=1609360117&id=61914076&bvpage=action.htm%3fformat%3dembedded%26action%3dAddReview%26user%3d__USERID__%26userdisplayname%3d__USERDISPLAYNAME__%26return%3dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.borders.com%252Fonline%252Fstore%252FReviewLogonForwardView%253Fsku%253D1609360117%2526id%253D61914076%26campaignid%3dBV_RATING_SUMMARY&displaycode=5396a&

SmilingSally said...

I left a review at Christianbooks.com

http://www.christianbook.com/stars-in-the-night/cara-putman/9781609360115

It will show in 24 hours.

SmilingSally said...

I left a review on Shelfari:

http://www.shelfari.com/books/15219941/Stars-in-the-Night/readers-reviews

Ruth said...

I've shared the CFBA Stars in the Night post on my blog:

http://booktalkandmore.blogspot.com/2010/07/stars-in-night-by-cara-putman.html

Great contest!

Ruth said...

Hi Cara - I have also posted the link to this contest on my Facebook page. I just sent you a friend request on FB so you can verify that entry, since my FB page is set to "friends only."

Thanks!

Ruth @ http://booktalkandmore.blogspot.com

Crystal Laine Miller said...

I just wanted to report in that I've been talking up this book. I did blog and Facebook/Twitter it. Love the cover and I guess that's universal as I just heard on the Blog Network interview that this is something everyone is talking about.

http://christianbookscout.blogspot.com/2010/07/stars-in-night-by-cara-c-putman.html

Great contest!

Tammy G. said...

Can't wait to read this book!

cluedn[at]embarqmail[dot]com

Tammy G. said...

I asked our local library, Frankston, TX, to order this great read! hope they'll get it soon!

cluedn[at]embarqmail[dot]com

misskallie2000 said...
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misskallie2000 said...

Oh my gosh, I am in heaven. I was born in 43' so these old movies are some of my best memories. I love stories set in the WWI and II era and the HEA of each book.

Thanks for the opportunity to enter this awesome contest.

I tweeted(@misskallie2000)
tweet
https://twitter.com/misskallie2000/status/19262823227

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

misskallie2000 said...

Posted on FB(Brenda B. Hill)

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1424713340#!/?ref=home

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

misskallie2000 said...

Local library has your books so I asked them to make sure they ordered your latest release.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Altered by Jenn said...

Just blogged about it.

http://alteredbyjenn.blogspot.com/2010/07/cara-putmans-stars-in-night-contest.html

alteredbyjenn at mail dot com

Anonymous said...

Recommended it on facebook. I'd live to read it! Sounds
like a good book.

- Madison Akins
periwinkle56@gmail.com

Jaime said...

Posted on Facebook and Twitter :) links to CBD to purchase! Yippee!!
jamida(at)charter(dot)net

Shelia Hall said...

Cara Putnam is a wonderful author who goes straight for the heart in her books!would love to read her "Stars in the Night" book!

Cathy Davis said...

Found out about the contest through FB and here I am! I would love to get a new book :-).

Lynn McCallum said...

Left a comment on Facebook

Lynn McCallum said...

featured on my blog. http://www.musingsbylynn.blogspot.com

Lynn McCallum said...

linked to Amazon.com

Lori said...

Shared the contest on Facebook. Great contest!

Ellen said...

I spread the word on FB and also added Stars in the Night to my Visual Bookshelf want to read list so all of those following my VB will see it too.

Paris said...

I tweeted about you book!

parisakins@gmail.com

Paris:)

Christina Stout said...

Love your books. Keep them coming!!!

Susan Gracia said...

I posted the contest on my facebook page. Thanks for doing this contest. Looks fun!

amber-dawn! said...

I tweeted about the book!

Amber

Anna W. said...

I don't have a blog, but I posted a link on Facebook!

writer_weaver at yahoo dot com

Mary Ellis said...

Hi Cara, I just posted on my blog about Stars in the Night,including links to purchase at CBD & B&N. this book sounds yummy! I want to thank you for all you do for ACFW, especially for us first-timers. Where would we be without you??
thanks! Mary Ellis, A Widow's Hope,2010 Carol Award nominee, long contemporary
www.maryeellis.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

Our library is looking into ordering your book! :)


>Jaedyn

Anonymous said...

I loved the interview with Nora. Your new book looks great. Ilove history and especially WW2 . Betsy Schaknowski

Sheree said...

I look forward to reading your book. I love suspense! I posted your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

booknroll.blogspot.com

Sheree
neednspace at aol dot com

Sarah said...

This sounds like a great book I would love to read! I tweeted it http://twitter.com/SarahRupp1/status/19876964685

Sarah said...

I blogged about it in a post and included a link to order it! http://sarahattruegold.blogspot.com/2010/07/on-my-reading-list.html

Sarah said...

I also mentioned your contest and included a link to here in the same post. ^

Sarah said...

I tweeted my blog post that has your book, the link to order, and link to your contest in it. http://twitter.com/SarahRupp1/status/19990345859

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