Cyber Monday Take 2: Autographed SADIE & AUGUSTINA

It’s Cyber Monday! What, you say? That was last week. Well, I decided Cyber Monday should be every Monday in December.

For today’s Cyber Monday deal, you can buy an autographed copy of SADIE or AUGUSTINA, and I’ll ship it to you for $9.99 (includes shipping). If you want both books it’s $18.99. US only.

Details on my website here (http://www.rebeccabelliston.com/Books.html#anchor_1124).

Just make sure to write who the books should be autographed to (on the payment page) or else drop me a note. I have about 10 copies of SADIE left and a few less of AUGUSTINA. So…well…don’t wait. As soon as they’re gone, they’re gone.

Love you guys!!!

Happy shopping.

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Cyber Monday, LDS Fiction: AUGUSTINA is $0.99

Happy Cyber Monday!

I’m not a Black Friday shopper. The crowds aren’t worth it to me. However, Cyber Monday is just my style. Sittin’ in my PJs, doin’ some Christmas shopping from the warmth of my couch. Yep.

So to celebrate, AUGUSTINA is on sale today.

The ebook is $0.99 for today only. It’s available for:

$0.99 Augustina ebook

Against the odds, Sarah Augustina Dawson survived the wrath of Guillermo. But not without a price. Forced to leave her beloved Montana behind, she and Josh are on the run. Within the warmth of the South, she’s determined to find peace and conquer her past, even if only in her mind. But Guillermo can’t let go. He’s still orchestrating, hunting, and devising ways to exact his own kind of justice. When the law swings in his favor, he’s ready to end the feud that started the moment Josh walked into Sadie’s life. 

 

Instead of just having one Cyber Monday to shop, why not have four? I’ll have deals on my books and music every Monday in December, so be sure to check back next week. 

And don’t forget, if you’d like to order an autographed copy of SADIE or AUGUSTINA (or both), you can do so on my website here. Make sure to send me a note who you want it autographed to (or there is a spot when you order to add that as well).

Happy Shopping!!!

LDS Authors Giveaway Hop

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I’m participating in the LDS Authors Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not a Writer & American Night Writers Association.

I’m giving away an autographed, personalized copy of SADIE or AUGUSTINA (US only) They’re both LDS romantic suspense novels written by yours truly. You can get extra chances to win by sharing about the giveaway or following my facebook/twitter/blog, etc. 

The giveaway ends on my birthday, October 15th. How cool is that?! My readers give me so much, I love giving back to them/you. So this is perfect!

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WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY

SADIE: 

Sadie Dawson thinks she has the perfect life until accusations and misunderstandings throw her life into turmoil. Fleeing her boyfriend’s wrath in a blinding Montana snowstorm, she is rescued by four friends on their annual ski vacation. While she knows there is more to a perfect life than diamonds and dinner parties, she must discover who has her best interests at heart and who she can trust . . . before it’s too late. (more)

AUGUSTINA:

Against the odds, Sarah Augustina Dawson survived the wrath of Guillermo. But not without a price. Forced to leave her beloved Montana behind, she and Josh are on the run. Within the warmth of the South, she’s determined to find peace and conquer her past, even if only in her mind. But Guillermo can’t let go. He’s still orchestrating, hunting, and devising ways to exact his own kind of justice. When the law swings in his favor, he’s ready to end the feud that started the moment Josh walked into Sadie’s life.(more)

Once you enter, make sure to jump from link to link (see bottom of this post) to win tons of other books. There are 53 links down there. That’s a lot of chances to win!

BUT FIRST…I want to put in a quick plug for the Whitney Awards. I’m the secretary of LDStorymakers, and we’re trying to get the word out about the Whitneys. The Whitney Awards recognize the best novels written by LDS authors in a certain year. Awards are given in the following categories: Best Novel, Best Youth Novel, Best Novel by New Author, General Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Mystery/Suspense, Speculative, YA General, YA Speculative, Middle Grade. They are completely dependent on reader nominations. See the winners from last year here. Several were written by NYT Bestselling authors. So, if you win a novel and love it, or if you’ve already read and loved another novel written by an LDS author (published this year), please nominate it for a Whitney Award here. You can nominate as many books as you’d like.

Alright. Are you ready?  :)

Good luck!!!

Each of these blogs is hosting a giveaway as part of this hop:


New LDS FICTION: Augustina, by Rebecca Belliston

I woke up earlier than I wanted today to get my girl off to camp, but instead of going back to bed, I had to check. I had to see if maybe, just maybe, it had cleared. And guess what. It had.

Augustina is now available!

It’s available in these formats:Capture

I’m thrilled beyond reason. I can’t believe Augustina is out in the world. I started it nearly five years ago. Wow. Talk about a long process. :)

I went ziplining two weeks ago in Southern Utah. If you’ve ever been, you know the feeling you get when you’re strapped in ready to go, and you want to do it. It’s going to be a blast! But you have to jump–literally–off the ledge 100 feet above the ground and zip across a river. You have to trust in the harness, in the strong cords, and your guide to show you how not to die.

The whole time, a little corner of your mind is screaming, “WHAT AM I DOING?”

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That’s kinda how it feels to launch a book.

I’m super excited. It’s going to be a blast! But I’m kinda scared, too. What will you all think?

Oh well. I just jumped.

Needless to say, I couldn’t go back to sleep once I found out. 

Giveaways

Even better, though, is the two giveaways of Augustina ended at midnight last night, which means, we have TWO WINNERS of autographed copies! They are:

  • Christine Sidaway (rafflecopter)
  • JoLynne Lyon (goodreads)

And even even better (love my grammar?) is both winners are my friends! 600 people entered to win, and the two chosen by whatever random computer programs were friends. How cool is that?

I wish I could give free books to all my friends–to all of you–but my hubby won’t let me. :) But giving them to Christine and JoLynne topped off my already great morning.

So it’s a good day. A great, awesomely wonderful day!

Reviews

If you read Augustina, please let me know what you think. I love hearing from my readers! And if you have time, I’d love it if you posted a review on Amazon or Goodreads for me. Or if you have a blog and want to do a review, or interview me, or whatever, I can get you a review copy.

It really helps to have reviews on books!

Thanks.

You guys are the best!!!

(Have you ever sat on a proverbial ledge wondering if you should take the plunge? Did you do it? What about launching a book? Any ideas for me on how to not go crazy today?)

Countdown to Augustina: COVER

Alright, my friends. I’ve been uploading Augustina‘s cover on my website and here on the blog, trying to get everything updated, but I haven’t officially shared Augustina’s new cover.

So are you ready?

I’m so excited!

Here it is. Let me know what you think.

Augustina by Rebecca Belliston

Against the odds, Sarah Augustina Dawson (Sadie) survived the wrath of Guillermo. But not without a price. Forced to leave her beloved Montana behind, she and Josh are on the run. Within the warmth of the South, she’s determined to find peace and conquer her past, even if only in her mind. But Guillermo can’t let go. He’s still orchestrating, hunting, and devising ways to exact his own kind of justice. When the law swings in his favor, he’s ready to end the feud that started the moment Josh walked into Sadie’s life. 

SADIE is 65% off!

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Looking for a cool read on a hot summer day?

SADIE is 65% off at Deseret Book for a limited time.

Wahoo!

SADIE is a fun, fast, clean read with a little bit of suspense and a lot of romance. There’s roasting marshmallows, learning to snowboard, and lime green snow beasts (sort of). There’s everything from a bowl of Lucky Charms at four in the afternoon, to a beautiful meal of hallaca. It also has some Rachmaninoff, so you can’t go wrong.

Get it for you, a friend, a daughter or a mom.

Check it out here.

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Cool Book for a Hot Day

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Looking for a good book to help you cool down on a hot summer day?

Wish that book could transport you to the beautiful, cold, Montana Mountains? I know just the one. ;)

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I don’t know about where you are, but it is HOT in Michigan right now. Hot and humid. Yikes. And today was the day my kids decided to host their own version of the Olympics in our backyard. Super cute, but crazy hot. I missed the last little bit when I couldn’t take it anymore.

One of the fun comments I’ve received about Sadie is that it makes people cold when they read it. One lady even said she had to grab a blanket to finish the end of it. I loved that it felt so real.

So…

If you’re as hot as I am, and you’re looking for a fun summer read, check out Sadie.

Here’s the book trailer.

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Feeling cooled down yet?

Here’s the synopsis:

Sadie Dawson thinks she has the perfect life until one misunderstanding leads to a brutal event that changes everything. Terrified, she flees her boyfriend’s wrath, two FBI agents, and her perfect life. Lost in a Montana snowstorm and desperate for refuge, she’s rescued by four quirky guys on their annual holiday ski vacation.

As her physical wounds heal, Sadie wonders if she will ever be able to escape the clutches of her wealthy and determined boyfriend. While her heart tells her there is more to a perfect life than diamond necklaces and elegant dinner parties, she doesn’t know who to trust.

And just when her heart settles, she finds herself abandoned by the one person who swore to protect her for a religion she doesn’t understand. Will she have the courage to follow her heart and find the life that is perfect for her?

READ the first two chapters here.

BUY the paperback or ebook any of these places:

And if you’ve read Sadie and missed our earlier online ‘book club’, check it out here.

You can ask me questions about the book, the writing process, editing, if there is a God, or whatever. Ask away:)

Have a great one!

Answering SADIE Questions

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My church is having a SADIE night next week

Let me just say, I’m so excited!

I’ve been to another book club on Sadie, and I had so much fun. The ladies were so nice, and they remembered the characters so well, it was awesome. They even served college-guy refreshments like orange juice, cold cereal, and pizza. How cool is that?

At my book signings in Utah, I loved talking to everyone there, too. And e-mails I’ve received, and facebook messages. Wow. People have been so stinkin’ nice.

It’s been a blast.

One of my favorite things is hearing people’s questions and comments about the book. Things that stick out to them sometimes surprise me. I know I wrote all those words, but some have slipped through my memory, and others are interpreted in cool ways by some readers. It’s been fascinating to hear their/your comments.

  • Side note: If you live within a few hours of the Detroit Metro area and want me to come to your Sadie book club, or if you own a bookstore and want me to do a book signing, please ask! I love that kind of stuff. Just contact me via email here. (I probably should have mentioned this months ago, but hey, I’m a newbie.)

Anyway . . . Questions

Since I’ve been asked to talk about my book, and since I prefer to talk about what people want to hear, and not what makes me obsessively obnoxious, I’m opening the discussion up to all of you. Think about it as an online book club (of sorts). So . . .

  • What questions do you have about Sadie
  • What things did you wonder as you read?
  • Do you have questions about the writing process in general? 
  • The publishing process?

Pretty much anything you want to ask, ask. I’ll do my best to answer.

Just comment below (you can comment anonymously if you prefer). Or ask on facebook or twitter if those are your social mediums. I check all three regularly.

(You guys are so awesome.)

I’ll leave this post up for…well…forever, so even if you find this down the road, feel free to post your questions.

So are you ready?

Ask away!

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PS) Here is the synopsis for Sadie in case you’re curious:

Sadie Dawson thinks she has the perfect life until one misunderstanding leads to a brutal event that changes everything. Terrified, she flees her boyfriend’s wrath, two FBI agents, and her “perfect life.” Lost in a Montana snowstorm and desperate for refuge, she’s rescued by four quirky guys on their annual holiday ski vacation. But even as her physical wounds heal, Sadie wonders is she will ever be able to escape the clutches of her wealthy and determined boyfriend.

While her heart tells her there is more to a perfect life than diamond necklaces and elegant dinner parties, Sadie doesn’t know who she can trust. And just when her heart settles, she finds herself abandoned by the one person who swore to protect her for a religion she doesn’t understand. Will she have the courage to follow her heart and find the life that is perfect for her?