{summer favs giveaway}

{edited} The winner is Stephanie J! I also drew a surprise second prize winner, Rachel Brown Dodson.Β 

I can’t thank everyone who entered enough for showing support to this author and me! I love love love doing giveaways, so keep checking back πŸ™‚Β 

Can you believe it’s almost the end of July? Me neither. But to celebrate, I’m hosting a giveaway!


Enter below to win a prize bundle that includes:

I’ve been posting regularly on The Writer’s Alley, but I’m excited to get this website up and running again! You can check out the Rafflecopter to see how you can win, share the love about one of my favorite authors, and support my journey as an author at the same time.

Thanks for entering, and good luck!

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  • AHHH! I love this. Been wanting to read these book like forever (ok just since I’ve met you and you won’t stop talking about them :))

    Christen Krumm

  • Oh and to answers the questions on the rafflecopter πŸ™‚

    I’ve moved this summer. . . and getting ready to send E to school . . . and getting ready for conference (which includes getting my dang novel finished!!!)

    I’d probably choose an amazon gift card and what would I get??? I have no idea I have about 100 things currently on my wish list!! haha


  • Andrea Garza says:

    These prizes look amazing! Love it prima, and can’t wait to read YOUR book(s) too someday soon!

    If I win I’d probably use the Amazon gift card to buy a LuMee iPhone case!! Or some personal development books. Helloooo wish list!

    Thanks for hosting this! Super fun idea

    Xoxo drea

  • I am loving summer so far and enjoying the sunshine and getting out in the mountains!! If I win I’ll either use the Starbucks gift card option to get some writing done, or maybe Target so I can go shopping when I need a break. =)

  • Totally fabulous giveaway! I can’t wait to read London Tides! I think I’d go with some books from amazon πŸ™‚

  • These are books that have been on the top of my want-to-read list….and it is growing!! I’ve read some great things about each book. πŸ™‚
    It would be a hard choice between the Amazon one or Starbucks….Amazon would go for buying more books (of course!) and Starbucks would go for buying Pike’s Place whole bean coffee to have fresh ground coffee in the morning….so coffee or books….hmmmm πŸ˜€
    Thanks for this great giveaway!

  • I am enjoying catching up on my reading. I would use the gift card to purchase a gift for a friend. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway.

  • WHAT? Five Days in Skye was one of my favorite reads and I did not know about London Tides yet. Shame on me (and thank you for letting me know!). I’m salivating for it now…really. Carla Laureano obviously understands my taste in books!

    • (Ooops, there were rules about commenting. I was just excited and had to comment…LOL. I would probably buy books with the giftcard and possibly coffee. I’m spending my summer unpacking in a new town with lots of reading breaks!)

  • Elaine Clampitt says:

    I’m enjoying a lot of reading this summer and would love to add London Tides to my TBR list. I’d have to go with an Amazon gift card so I could either buy more books for me or my mom.

  • Hey everyone! I just moved to Hawaii so I am adjusting to life here. I would use the gift card to buy some books for the beach (though Carla’s books would keep me going for a while!!).

  • I am having a wonderful hot summer, lol I would use the card for good. Ha Ha Ha I would buy books.

  • What a fun giveaway, Laurie! I loved Carla’s first book, and I’m eager to read her others. Our summer has been good, busy. I’d use the cards to buy books from authors I know and maybe one from someone I haven’t read yet. πŸ™‚

  • Caitlin C says:

    Hard to decide which gift card is more appealing…. I will eternally be spending money at Target, but Starbucks = #mamaneeds πŸ˜‰

  • Hi! I just love your blog! This summer, I am enjoying having time to just sit and write or read some of the books on my ever growing to-read list. If I won the gift card, I would be using it on Amazon to order more and more books! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Glad you’re gearing up here again (in addition to your AlleyCatness). I LOVE Five Days in Skye, but what to buy…what to buy…I’d probably buy myself something cute from Target to wear at ACFW this year. πŸ™‚

  • Laurie Bergh says:

    I am on my way to the county fair, always a fun time. I would use a gift card for something to wear when the sidewalk sales begin.

  • Debbie Haston says:

    I am trying to stay cool this summer. Thank you for the chance!

  • Kimi Minion Court says:

    Awesome giveaway. What are you enjoying this summer? My family, they are visiting often this year. What would you use your gift card to buy? Give the Starbucks card to my mom. She loves their coffee but cannot always afford it.

  • I’d love to win the gift card! I have signed copies of both of Carla’s books already.

  • harley0326 says:

    I’m enjoying getting to spend time going on vacation with my husband and youngest son. And I would use the gift card on buying books.

  • I am enjoying being in Culinary School this summer! πŸ™‚ Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Favorite thing about summer? Probably the camps I volunteer with. As for the gift card, I think I’d pick up books or some craft supplies.

  • Brandy Tyler says:

    This is my last summer off (changing jobs and no longer substitute teaching) so I’m just enjoying time off. I would probably use a starbucks gift card to buy teavanna (blood orange sorbet and grape woolong tea :))

  • I am enjoying the summer weather and reading. I would ask for an Amazon gift card to buy more books online. πŸ™‚

  • Jackie McNutt says:

    I have been staying home enjoying the weather on porch and reading !
    I would buy more books to read !

  • I’ve heard rave reviews about Carla’s writing. I would probably buy something for my grandchildren, like books. πŸ™‚

  • For the gift card, it’s a hard choice, but either books or coffee! πŸ˜€ Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • i am enjoying summer vacation here at home reading books & spending time with my daughters & husband (+ our cats). i would try to buy something for all of us ~ books, journals or cat toys. πŸ˜‰
    thank you for the chance to enter! happy week

  • I LOVED Five Days in Skye and am looking forward to reading the sequel! Plus, $25 for more books? Count me in! lol.

  • I am enjoying my summer going on walks, going to the park and going on picnics. I would spend my $25 on more books.

  • I would probably use the Amazon gift card to purchase Γ§hurch music books.

  • I am enjoying my summer by spending more time outside. I would use the $25 gift card to buy books or coffee to drink while I’m reading.

  • I would use the Amazon gift card to buy books. I am enjoying my summer going on walks and working in my garden and taking lots of pictures.

    • Summer has been wonderful so far! Spent a week camping with my family and then had the privilege of being in one of my best friend’s wedding (she’s also my amazing editor).

  • Love her books. .. but that planner is beautiful!!!

  • I would get more books to read with my kids for at my coattage when we go πŸ™‚

  • Yay!!! I used to not like summer…too hot…but after spending all last summer in the hospital with my son, I have a new found love of the summer months. Appreciating the weather and the fact that we are home…more than ever. And…I would use the gift card to buy more books of course πŸ˜€

  • I am enjoying my new job this summer, as a librarian! I would buy books if I won! πŸ™‚

    • Kathy Jacob says:

      Congratulations! I work at a library, and I love it!

  • Kathy Jacob says:

    I am enjoying not having extra committments that happen through the school year. I am reading as much as I can! I would probably buy books!

  • Thanks so much for the fabulous giveaway! I would love to win the Amazon gift card and use it to buy books and materials for homeschooling!

  • Ah… I would totally use the $25 on Amazon to increase the size of my TBR list. πŸ˜‰ #addicted.

    As for my summer…I’m enjoying vacationing. Spent 3 1/2 weeks in CA! What a great retreat that was.

  • Melanie Backus says:

    Thank you for your fabulous giveaway! I would buy books to take on the Alaskan cruise my husband and I will be going on shortly in honor of our 40th anniversary!

  • Patti Cory says:

    I would spend $25 at Amazon on books, of course.