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Dowser 1: Flash giveaway

June 30, 2015


Who just got Dowser 5 off to the proof reader?


Who thought it was perfect timing for a impromptu giveaway?


Who wants to win a signed, misprinted paperback of Dowser 1?


misprinted paperback of Dowser 1


Then, to enter:

1. Comment on this blog post – Tell me a favourite something of yours … chocolate, shoes, cupcakes, cookies, anything!

Yep, that’s it.

I’m running off to the Farmer’s Market to find a treat for me – yay! I’ll assign entry numbers to each comment when I get back, then close the giveaway at 8 p.m. PDT to run a random number generator and contact the winner!

Yes, this is a FLASH GIVEAWAY! YAY!

Notes/Rules: OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. Each comment will be assigned an entry number. The winning entry will then be selected via random number generator. One entry per person. Please make sure to fill out a valid email address in the comment form. Email addresses are not collected for any purpose other than notifying the contest winner.

If you haven’t commented on the blog before, or you comment from a different IP address, the comments are moderated. So don’t worry if you don’t see your entry right away. I will approve it, then assign it an entry number.

Contest closes TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015 at 8 p.m. PDT.

130 Comments leave one →
  1. Sherry french permalink
    June 30, 2015 2:15 PM

    A well worn pair of Doc Martin boots is one of my favorite things.

  2. June 30, 2015 2:16 PM

    Ice-cream with lingonberries in between thin crisp waffles, my own creation (I use waffle cone maker and do not make cones, just leave as is and put ice cream in between). I love nibbling on them while reading, just heaven 😉

    • June 30, 2015 6:50 PM

      Entry #2 – I might be in trouble re: waffle cones maker (etc) because Michael thought your favourite thing could soon be his favourite thing. LOL

  3. June 30, 2015 2:16 PM


  4. Helen Mitchell permalink
    June 30, 2015 2:20 PM

    A really comfortable pair of jeans. PS. What’s PDT?

  5. Jenifer Thomas permalink
    June 30, 2015 2:20 PM

    The smell of the air right before a storm is one of my favorite things

  6. Beth A permalink
    June 30, 2015 2:21 PM

    Boring answer: cabbage. I freakin LOVE cabbage!

  7. Katy Clark permalink
    June 30, 2015 2:23 PM

    The smell of books

  8. June 30, 2015 2:25 PM

    Something that is my favorite. .. how about fiction genre, that would have to be urban fantasy.. 🙂
    but I love chocolate (monty bojangles choccy scoffy….mmmmm) & vibram fivefingers (shoes)

  9. Kristi Snider permalink
    June 30, 2015 2:25 PM

    books. I love to read,

  10. Deb Corcoran permalink
    June 30, 2015 2:25 PM

    Cake! 🙂

  11. June 30, 2015 2:25 PM

    My favorites are books, chocolate strawberries, candles and photography

  12. Pam kelsey permalink
    June 30, 2015 2:30 PM

    Chocolate hershey kisses.on cupcakes,brownies or alone.waitting for jade to make one

  13. Giuliana Sechi permalink
    June 30, 2015 2:31 PM

    My favourite thing in the world would be baking red velvet cup cakes with my kids, they love putting the frosting, and then we sit on the sofa and eat them all 🙂

  14. heather permalink
    June 30, 2015 2:37 PM

    Spaghetti is my favorite food.

  15. June 30, 2015 2:45 PM

    A favorite something… Coffee!!!!!!!!

    • June 30, 2015 6:57 PM

      Entry #14 – so you’re why I’m working on Buzz in a Cup this week … LOL

  16. Aimee permalink
    June 30, 2015 2:46 PM

    Books, disney and chocolate!

  17. Jessica permalink
    June 30, 2015 2:49 PM

    My favorite thing would be to sit back, relax, and read. I usually read any free books I can get my hands on, but when I find a really good book I basically read all the books in the series in about a week. This time I found a great author and have read all of your books that you currently have on the market! Keep up the great work!

    • June 30, 2015 6:58 PM

      Entry #16 – I love finding a great series too. I’m so pleased to have been found worthy of your reading time!!

  18. June 30, 2015 2:55 PM

    My favorite vegetable is asparagus!

  19. June 30, 2015 2:55 PM

    I love milk chocolate, pizza, pasta, walking barefoot on grass and swim!
    Thank you for the giveaway! 😀

  20. Heather Lewis permalink
    June 30, 2015 2:56 PM

    I can’t narrow it down to ONE. I love the smell of petrichore, dobermans, chocolate, opening a hardcover book for the first time (and it’s accompanying smell), sleeping, driving, and I’ll stop with coming up with new nail art ideas 🙂

  21. June 30, 2015 2:56 PM

    I like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain lol but on a serious note I love brownies and the sound of my sons laughter 🙂

  22. Amber Ward permalink
    June 30, 2015 2:58 PM

    I love all of the different cupcakes. My favorite thing is pumpkin spice cappuccino, I love halloween so really anything related!

  23. Amber Ward permalink
    June 30, 2015 2:59 PM

    My favorite thing is pumpkin spice cappuccino! I love halloween so really anything related!

  24. Allison bumpus permalink
    June 30, 2015 3:08 PM

    A favorite of mine? Only one?!!!! Well I think my favorite indulgence is chocolate cheesecake with strawberries on top….I also have. athing for sunglasses, but the cheesecake totally tops that. Oh and books!!! Yes lotsa books!

    • June 30, 2015 7:02 PM

      Entry #22 – oh god, yes. Chocolate. Cheesecake. Strawberries. In any order.

  25. Brandi Messer permalink
    June 30, 2015 3:09 PM

    One of my favorite thugs? Fluevog’s, naturally! I only have 2 pair, the pink mini ZaZa’s and the basic black 8-eye boots! Just the beginning of what I hope tone a very large collection!

    • June 30, 2015 7:03 PM

      Entry #23 – Fluevogs! I’ve promised myself (another) pair for my birthday.

  26. Dawn Draper permalink
    June 30, 2015 3:18 PM

    I love the smell of puppy breath!!

  27. Leanne permalink
    June 30, 2015 3:19 PM

    One of my favorite things? The smell of a clean puppy after a bath.

    • June 30, 2015 7:04 PM

      Entry #25 – I don’t think I have ever smelled a puppy, clean or not. LOL

  28. Leigha Tharp permalink
    June 30, 2015 3:35 PM

    A slightly soft avocado. You going to a farmers market made me think in terms of food and I just love a good avocado!

  29. Michelle Hoak permalink
    June 30, 2015 3:36 PM

    Reading! When I’m not reading I’m thinking about reading. The best way to have a conversation with me is to ask me about a book

    • June 30, 2015 7:05 PM

      Entry #26 – What book are you reading right now? I like to chat about books. LOL

      • Michelle Hoak permalink
        June 30, 2015 7:51 PM

        Fire in the Darkness by Stacey Marie Brown. The main character is a bit young for my taste and prone to teenage tantrums but I’m loving the story. It’s book two and book one Darkness of Light is free on Amazon

  30. Christian permalink
    June 30, 2015 3:46 PM

    My favorite thing is fall! 🎃 Everything awesome happens in the fall! My daughter’s birthday, Halloween, my anniversary, bonfires, haunted houses, sweaters, hot cocoa, piles of leaves… I could go on and on!

    • June 30, 2015 7:06 PM

      Entry #27 – I ADORE FALL. My birthday, thanksgiving, harvesting (apples, etc), cashmere!

  31. Sarah Afework permalink
    June 30, 2015 3:47 PM

    Bookbub introduced me to you, and I love your writing!! Clever and witty, and full of chocolate and magic!

    • Sarah Afework permalink
      June 30, 2015 3:48 PM

      Lol– and chocolate and magic are two of my favorite things ☺️

    • June 30, 2015 7:08 PM

      Entry # 28 – flattery will get you everywhere with me … though only when accompanied by really good chocolate. 😀

  32. Lisa permalink
    June 30, 2015 3:49 PM

    I like Dark Chocolate in almost any form.

  33. suzanne sofia permalink
    June 30, 2015 3:56 PM

    Ymmm! Cupcakes the chocolaty the Better, Chocolate Cupcakes are magic all their own, No Demons allowed, to eat cupcakes.

  34. Angie A Reyes permalink
    June 30, 2015 3:57 PM

    My favorite thing is fresh cut grass. Its just amazing to me.

  35. Brandy Johnson permalink
    June 30, 2015 3:59 PM

    Cheesecake! !

  36. Ashlei Bolt permalink
    June 30, 2015 4:01 PM

    Chocolate! Anything that contains chocolate and cherry is my biggest weakness! Oh so good!

  37. Kathy Pekar permalink
    June 30, 2015 4:05 PM

    I LOVE the Dowser Series! I can’t wait for book 5 yay! Best friend: My white Boxer Buddy. Favorite cupcake: Oreo Cupcake from Small Cakes. Confession: I love to take naps!

    • June 30, 2015 7:11 PM

      Entry #34 – I can’t take naps. 🙁 A good friend of mine says I have to practice.

  38. Nikki Konstatzky permalink
    June 30, 2015 4:16 PM

    My kindle and 85% dark chocolate. Together.

  39. June 30, 2015 4:18 PM

    My favorite cookies are snickerdoodles and, of course, chocolate chip. 😀

  40. Mary Preston permalink
    June 30, 2015 4:25 PM

    I have a favorite reading chair. Super comfy.

  41. Elizabeth Hart permalink
    June 30, 2015 4:32 PM

    A good creamy piece of chocolate that isn’t too bitter or sweet

  42. Kim Powell permalink
    June 30, 2015 4:34 PM

    Lazy Sunday mornings are my favorite things. Sitting on the porch, drinking coffee, ,listening to the birds sing and watching the squirrels run around. 🙂

  43. SM Reidy permalink
    June 30, 2015 4:36 PM

    I am always hungry after I read your work! My favorite reading spot is in the sun, on my comfy couch. In the morning with a good cup of Illy coffee!

    • June 30, 2015 7:20 PM

      Entry #40 – Illy, eh? You’re going to like Dowser 5 (and Buzz in a Cup).

  44. Sarah Buchanan permalink
    June 30, 2015 4:50 PM

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE books!! That’s my weakness. I have a nook, and it’s way too easy to order new books! I went through the Dowser series in no time! 😘

  45. Donna Tysinger permalink
    June 30, 2015 5:00 PM

    Mexican food!

  46. June 30, 2015 5:18 PM

    Love the description of all the yummy cupcakes!

  47. Angela Firuccia permalink
    June 30, 2015 5:46 PM

    I love my puppies, Husker and Wylee.

  48. Kerry Mulcahy permalink
    June 30, 2015 5:47 PM

    In honor of Jade’s obsession, I absolutely love anything white chocolate related. It all started back as a kid in the 80’s when the Nestle Alpine bars were around.

  49. Tarsha Woods permalink
    June 30, 2015 5:48 PM

    Chocolate Gooey Cupcakes – flip flop Birkensrocks and Traders Joe’s Dark Chocolate Almond candy Bar

    • June 30, 2015 7:23 PM

      Entry #46 – Oooo, gooey chocolate … sorry? Did you say something else? LOL

  50. Donna G permalink
    June 30, 2015 5:56 PM

    I love the color yellow! It makes me so happy!

  51. June 30, 2015 6:29 PM

    Congrats! That’s one of the best feelings – sending the baby off to the editor!

    • June 30, 2015 7:24 PM

      Thanks, Trisha. It was a slog to get through the edit and get it off to the proof reader on time!

  52. Kristal Stilley permalink
    June 30, 2015 6:39 PM

    All animals, good books and red velvet cupcakes!

    • June 30, 2015 7:25 PM

      Entry #48 – I adore animals as well. How I have managed to hold off on a dog this long … I don’t know.

  53. LeeAnn permalink
    June 30, 2015 6:40 PM

    I love cheesecake

  54. Amber Walker permalink
    June 30, 2015 6:47 PM

    My favorite thing is a pair of tall, skinny heels.

  55. Zoe Benfield permalink
    June 30, 2015 6:58 PM

    My favourite thing is popcorn! I can smell it from a mile away, and eat it for dinner on a regular basis 😉

    • June 30, 2015 7:27 PM

      Entry #51 – good dinner! I often eat cookies for dinner. Though then I often regret eating cookies for dinner.

  56. Bill Cearbaugh permalink
    June 30, 2015 7:08 PM

    Hot summer mornings and dew kissed flowers.
    Freshly mown grass and crisp spring showers.
    These are a few of my favorite things…

  57. June 30, 2015 7:35 PM

    The smell of cooking cinnamon.

    • June 30, 2015 7:49 PM

      Entry #53 – I don’t cook with cinnamon, but I bake with it all the time! Yum!

  58. Caroline Cuthbertson permalink
    June 30, 2015 8:04 PM

    My bed 😉

  59. Emily Edwards permalink
    June 30, 2015 8:09 PM

    My kids. 🙂 I have 6, ranging from age 18 down to 2. I adore each of them and I savor every single minute. Love my babies!

  60. beth permalink
    June 30, 2015 9:03 PM

    Recently had high tea at the St James Tea Room in Albuquerque, New Mexico and loved everything about it.

    • July 1, 2015 12:16 PM

      I’m thinking of writing something similar (in Vancouver) into Dowser 6 🙂

  61. Sherry permalink
    July 1, 2015 3:56 AM

    Cupcakes are definitely my downfall — dark chocolate and vanilla. And if I only have one I don’t have to share! 🙂

  62. Andrea Guido permalink
    July 1, 2015 9:40 AM

    My black high heels: pink flowers with skulls in the middle & green vines & 3D geometric design on the heels, peep toe portion: black and pink striped 🙂 made by “Too Fast”

    • July 1, 2015 12:17 PM

      Love the shoes. Sorry the Flash giveaway is closed. More giveaways coming!! July 15- 18 and July 20-23!!

  63. Erin Middleton permalink
    July 1, 2015 11:24 AM

    A nice bar of quality chocolate. Valrhona is my dream chcolate.

    • July 1, 2015 12:17 PM

      I ADORE Varlhona. Three new bars appear in Dowser 5 😀 Sorry the Flash giveaway is closed though. More giveaways coming!! July 15- 18 and July 20-23.

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