Welcome back. It’s day 2 of the hop. if you haven’t been here before, scroll back to yesterday’s post to learn what’s going on. We’re giving away prizes — a grand prize valued at over $100 that’s loaded with steamy ebooks and $60 in eGift Certificates ($50 Amazon gift card and $10 Bookstrand Bucks) And there are more prizes. Every author is adding to the fun. If you stop by each participating author’s blog and leave a comment on that day’s post, you could win even more goodies. Winners are chosen from among the comments so be sure to leave your contact email and comment daily. Strike up a conversation. Authors love to chat! 🙂
If you don’t have a Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc, don’t let our ebook prizes deter you from getting in on the fun. Here’s a free one for your computer: Free Kindle for PC
Here’s the link to the Hop:
In the spirit of the season, I give handmade gifts to my loved ones be they family or friend. I’ve always made gifts. Each handcrafted piece is done intentionally – that is – with intent. My imagination, my affection, my creativity, and my time on earth, all align in focus to create interesting or lovely things for the people I care about.
Another thing about me. I care for the earth and love to repurpose things. To make nice useful or pretty things out of discarded stuff just tickles me. It also keeps junk out of the waste stream that’s clogging our landfills and polluting every corner of the planet. The following is the first of several gift how-to’s I’m sharing on the Hop. Alas, I don’t have pictures, but I’ve tried to be as detailed as possible so anyone making them should be able to follow along without any trouble.
The Secret Book ~
This book innocently sits on the shelf with the rest of your library, but when you turn a few pages, you’ll discover this crumby old book is actually a secret compartment. It’s a box made out of a book and the cover is the lid. Sneaky
- You’ll need a thick and boring looking book. Try a thrift store or the library book sale a free or an inexpensive discard.
- Modpodge and applicator (foam or bristle brush)
- An Exacto knife or box cutter blade.
- A sheet of foil or waxed paper
Flip open the book and go at least ten pages in. Mark that spot by tucking your sheet of foil or waxed paper inside like a bookmark and close the book. This is what you should see – ten loose pages and a protective sheet of foil or waxed paper. The rest of the pages will be made into the secret compartment. Now, with your front cover and ten pages protected by waxed paper or foil, apply a liberal coating of *Modpodge to the three sides of the closed pages. (*Modpodge can be found in crafts stores and in places like Walmart. It looks like white glue but it’s more than glue. It’s decoupage paste. White glue is NOT a good alternative). Put something heavy on top, smooth any blobs with the brush or foam applicator and wait about an hour for it to dry. Except for those few pages you’ve protected with foil/waxed paper, all the rest of the pages in your book will be stiff and stuck together.
Determine the size of the compartment your book will have within its pages. Trace out a smaller rectangle, square, or circle and carefully use the Exacto blade or box cutter to cut out as many pages as you’re able to at one time to make the hole deeper and deeper. Keep on going until you almost reach the back cover. Once you have a nice deep center cut away, paint on the Modpodge to seal the raw edges just like you did to the outside. Using the scrap pages you’ve cut out, paste these over the raw edges inside with more Modpodge for a nice finished look. Leave your book open to dry. And there you go — a very cool looking, infinitely useful, gift.
My Hot Winter Nights Giveaway is an ebook copy of Dreamscape. Written in homage to Agatha Christie, Dreamscape is a haunting, a murder, a mystery, and a love story that transcends time. Above all, this sensual tale is a reader’s Easter egg hunt in the truest sense. Peppered throughout are hints suggesting a story behind the scenes. Will you find them all before it ends?
And I’ll even sign it for you using Authorgraph!
Rose will autograph your ebook – click here!
Here’s a bit and the trailer:
Seeing her disbelief as he disappeared from the end of her bed the night of the storm, he had the distinct impression she dismissed what she’d seen. Perhaps she thought him a fragment of a dream or a trick of flashing lightning.
He wanted her to know he was real and not a figment of her imagination. But you never knew how one might react to the dead haunting a place. She might leave never to return, and he didn’t want that to happen. No, not at all.
Just Released — The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo
Take a peek inside the book on Amazon!
What does an immortal Native American shaman do when the grave he’s sworn to watch over for all eternity disappears under urban development?
His purpose of guarding his wife’s burial mound is gone, Ashkewheteasu seeks to end his immortal existence. In his despair, Ash assumes the form of a wolf and steps in front of a moving car and into the life of Dr. Olivia “Livie” Rosalini. The veterinarian saves the animal’s life, and in the process saves the man within. Livie has no idea the wolfish dog she’s taken into her home and grows to love is a magical being seeking to win her heart as a man.
While Ash is learning a new world filled with new love, friendship, and happiness, an old menace makes plans to steal it all away; just as he had 3000 years before.
All titles on sale now!
Collectors of Romance Memorabilia,
I have Rose Anderson Goodies for you!
Would you like some soon-to-be-famous author swag? *grin*
Just send me an email with your address and I’ll mail your choice.
~ My Bookmarks ~
~ My Cool Bumper Sticker ~
Other drivers will wonder!
~ Autographed Book Covers ~
Soon to be Famous!
~ Quotes by sexy, sensual, smooth talking, S from Hermes Online~
mmm mmm mmm that S can sure turn a phrase
On refrigerator magnets!
~ Free Downloadable Bookplates ~
Print on adhesive-back paper at home
Hello, I’m Rose Anderson, the author of these scorching romances:
The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo, Loving Leonardo, Dreamscape, and Hermes Online.
You can find me just about anywhere these days. I’d love if you’d stop by to chat. Check out the latest about my books or just say hi.
Join me and more than 300 authors and publishers for a month of goodies at The Romance Reviews’ big Year End Splash Party. Discover new authors and read hundreds of excerpts and grab your chance at over 300 prize! Like I’ve mentioned before, I’m there the week of December 9th. To see my part in the whole thing, I need to send you to my satellite blog.
Rose Anderson’s Satellite blog on blogspot.com There you’ll find an excerpt of my recent release — Loving Leonardo.
The week of December 9th my question will be posted on The Romance Reviews site. Simply find my name on the participant list. Follow the link given to my excerpt posted on my satellite blog, read it, then go back to answer my multiple choice question on The Romance Reviews site. Play the other games and amass more points and you’ll have a pretty good chance to win an ebook copy for yourself!