Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

Welcome to my blog. I'm honored to take part in the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop. I’m #120 on the blog hop list.

Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not a Writer for organizing this event. It’s a great way to connect with other readers, authors and bloggers, it highlights banned or challenged books, and offers some super giveaways.

Now, let's discuss the reason for the giveaway hop...

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read. It highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books.

Books are often challenged with the best of intentions—to protect others, usually children. For a list of some of the reasons people have challenged books that many consider classics, click HERE.

Some of the banned and/or challenged books I’ve read and highly recommend are:

Animal Farm, by George Orwell
A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey
For Whom the
Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway

Now, onto the fun stuff. My giveaway is an e-copy of one of my romantic suspense or mystery books (your choice).

You can choose from:

DEFENDING GLORY, book one of the Piedmont Island Trilogy series.

PROTECTING HOPE, book two of the same series. Please note, Protecting Hope will be released later this year. The winner will receive a copy when it is released. (Sorry, but I'm still writing!)

FRANK, INCENSE AND MURIEL, book one of the Muriel Reeves Mysteries.

To enter your name in the giveaway draw:

(1) follow my blog,
(2) "like" my Facebook Fan Page - HERE.
(3) leave a comment and your email addy

The winner will be announced October 5.

Enjoy the freedom to read along with the rest of the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop.

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Anonymous said...


I follow your blog via NetworkedBlogs with the name Delline Adela

I liked your Facebook page with the name Delline Adela

Email: adelavoinea[at]yahoo[dot]com

Thank you for the chance to participate!

Sarika said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
GFC: Sarika

j. barrett said...

wow when i went to school they were on the required list to read, thanks for having this tour.
jbarrett5 at

J K Maze said...

Again, I'm so surprised these were targeted by those who wanted them banned. Thank goodness it didn't happen, but I'm wondering about those who were banned.

I clicked on the Like in the first blog, so didn't do it again.

Joan K. Maze

The Romanceaholic said...

Awesome thank you for the giveaway!

romanceaholic at gmail dot com :)

Following via blogger, fanned on FB

Mellysa said...

Thank you for the giveaway! :D

GFC: Mellysa Christina


Leigh Ann said...

GFC: Leigh Ann

Judy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

GFC follower-judy
Liked Facebook-Judy C.


Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I follow you on GFC- Lisa Richards
FB- Lisa Ann Richards
Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

melora said...

Defending Glory looked interesting.
Thank you for the giveaway!
I am a GFC follower as melora brock
I am a FB follower as anme burgess
melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

Çråz¥ K¥ said...

frank, incense, and muriel looks interesting.
GFC Follower Çråz¥ K¥
FB liked Alisia Machado

Anne K. Albert said...

My apologies to those of you who have had difficulties leaving comments. Fingers crossed the problem is solved.

nayjf said...

I follow via GFC-nayjf

FB-Antane A


ruthhill74 said...

gfc follower (Ruth)
like your facebook page (ruthhill74)

Darlene said...

GFC follower - Darlene
Liked you on FB - Darlene's Book Nook

Thanks for the giveaway!

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

geschumann said...

GFC - Gloria
FB - Gloria Sell Schumann
Thanks for the giveaway!

geschumann at live dot com