CTR Blog Takeover -All Day Event – Chocolate and Book Giveaways!

I’m going to be in Coffee Time Romance’s house today. We’re going to start the day off with a chocolate giveaway. It’s a guessing game. How many pages are in the book featured on CTR’s blog? Give it a try! Good luck!



Blogfest 2012 is here! Come win some prizes!

Hello friends! Welcome to Blogfest 2012! This year has been really busy for me. How about you? So, I’m making this Blogfest’s contest super, super easy. Are you ready?


Would you like to win a signed copy of my latest release, Accelerating Circumstances?

Okay, here’s all you have to do. Each chapter of Accelerating Circumstances opens with a quote to hint at some of the meaning of the story ahead. I’ve picked out five of those quotes below. All you have to do is find out who said each quote and send it to me in an email to destinybooze@gmail.com. So, what do you think? Is that simple enough? Does it sound fun?

1)  “We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.”


2)  “The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”


3)  “Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”


4)  “Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.”


5)  “Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.”

Okay, so who said each quote? You can do this guys! 🙂 One print book will be mailed out to one lucky winner. Of course, if you visit my blog much, you will know I never have just one winner. The results will be announced on Monday. Good luck!


FYI friends: All email addresses used to send answers will be kept strictly confidential and used for no other purposes than this contest. I do have a newsletter I send out. If you would like to sign up, send a separate email to the address above with NEWSLETTER in the subject line. Thanks so much!


Also, there are many blogs involved in all the fun. Go visit some more and win loads of good stuff! 🙂

A full list of participating blogs: http://www.ajourneyofbooks.com/

A few chosen off that list you might want to go to now:







Thanks for stopping by, friends! 🙂

Win a copy of THE CURSE OF A MIND today!

What has been the happiest moment in my writing career so far? Find out in my interview with Kay Dee Royal today! We’ll be talking about me, my book and anything else you want to chat about, so come on by!

I’m also offering a chance to win a copy of my latest release The Curse of a Mind!





Fun Summer Giveaways Every Friday!

I’m having fun summer giveaways every Friday from June 21-September 23, 2011 on my facebook page!

Check out the details:

Happy Summer, friends!  I have a gift for you! Starting the first Friday of summer, I am giving away a free .pdf copy of one of my books every week to one of my Facebook followers. If you don’t follow me, be sure to go over and hit my “like” button. 🙂 Winners will be announced every Friday! I will also be throwing in one or two signed print books over the summer! That’s happening every Friday, folks! I sure hope you go by and take your chance at winning!


The Winners!

Congratulations to Linda for being a lucky winner of May’s Character Interview Blog Bash! Whoohoo!

Look at everything she won in prize pack #3:

  • A free download of either Friday Night or Ghost of His Past by Liam Drake
  • A copy of Altered Beginnings by Destiny Booze
  • A free signed print book of your choice by Brieanna Robertson
  • A signed copy of Mask of the Betrayer by Sharon Donovan
  • a pdf copy of Shaylee, Druid’s Daughter and a print copy of Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths by Bret Jordan
  • a pdf of Sunny Days, Moonlit Nights by Jean Joachim

Wow! I think I’m jealous! lol Congrats, Linda!



Also…there’s more. I had a giveaway over the weekend at Author’s Roast and Toast. The lucky winner of a signed copy of my book, The Curse of a Mind is Michele! Congratulations!


Girls, your books will be on their way soon!

Published in: on June 6, 2011 at 8:02 am  Leave a Comment  

Welcome to May’s Character Interview Blog Bash!

Win a signed copy of Altered Beginnings by Destiny Booze! Here’s all you have to do…Have fun reading this character interview, then email Robyn at promorobyn@gmail.com with the answer to this question: What does Jason Altarez think about while lying in bed at night?

This contest will be ongoing for the whole month of May! Don’t forget to ask Robyn for the complete list of participating blogs in the May Character Interview Blog Bash for even more fun interviews and opportunities to win fantastic books! 🙂

Leigh Lawson (Of both African American and Caucasian heritage, she is attractive and pretty. She has a dark complexion, long black hair and dark eyes.) – Once a troubled girl with a drug addiction, she returns home a grown woman with her life back on track. Her life gets turned back up side down when the police recruit her to work undercover to bring known mobster and drug seller Freddie Garrett to conviction.

Jason Altarez (A gorgeous guy with light brown or dirty blond hair longer than his shoulders, blue eyes, and a large smile.) – He is a popular reporter in Nags Head. As soon as Leigh gets into town, he approaches her. He’s obviously chasing her, but is he really interested in her or just her story?

Emma Combs (With a fantastic figure, auburn hair and plenty of time invested into her fashion, she is absolutely beautiful.) – She thinks of herself as a perfectionist. She and Leigh were best friends in high school. It is uncertain whether they will be able to rekindle that relationship.

Shawn Branscom (He is very sexy with short and neat brown hair, blue eyes and a great shape.) – Known to let his temper flare at the drop of a hat, he is a cop with a new promotion to the narcotics team. He’s a little gruff, but he has a definite soft spot for Emma that he is unable to hide.

1. Let’s begin by having everyone tell us a little about him or herself.

Jason grinned and leaned forward in his chair. “Shall I go first? This is a little weird. I’m usually the one asking the questions.” He looked thoughtful as he ran a hand through his light brown hair, the front falling right back where it began. “Well, I’m a reporter. I work hard. At work, they call me Ice because I refuse to give up on a story, which happens to be my biggest strength, but probably my biggest weakness as well. In my free time, I spend time with my family. I like playing basketball, swimming and sailing.”

Leigh stood to pace behind her chair as she answered. “My life is really complicated. I’m not sure how much you want to know. I was raised by the Branscom family. My teenage years were pretty bad, and they eventually kicked me out of the house. I decided to leave town…”

“…without telling anyone. Everyone thought she was dead,” Emma added.

“When I got back into town, I wasn’t exactly well received. So, that’s pretty much it. I’m just trying to make things right, but I’ll be fine. I’m tough,” Leigh said in a soft voice.

Emma went next. “I’m the manager of my parent’s hotel. I love my job. When I’m not there, I’m usually working out. I’m very ambitious. My greatest weakness would have to be that I’m a perfectionist.”

Shawn sat with his back perfectly straight, looking gruff and uncomfortable. “I’m a cop. I don’t have much time for anything else,” he said, sounding defensive as if he dared someone to argue.

Emma turned toward Shawn. “Your strength is your confidence. Your weakness is you get arrogant and your temper, of course.”

He gave her a look that wasn’t easily defined.

2. Anyone currently dating?

“No,” Jason said, still grinning. “The last time I had a serious relationship was in college. She was older and graduated before me. I haven’t heard from her since.”

Leigh still stood. “I’m not dating now. My ex-boyfriend was a drug dealer, my drug dealer actually.”

Emma just shook her head in answer.

Shawn did the same.

3. Do you believe in love at first sight? What are your views on sex in a relationship? Does love and sex have to come together?

Jason actually laughed. “Wow, what a question. I do believe in love at first sight. That’s kind of embarrassing. And, I would hope that any girl sleeping with me has feelings for me, so yes.”

Leigh began pacing again. “No and no.”

Emma shrugged. “I haven’t really thought about it.”

Shawn fidgeted, looking absolutely miserable. “That’s really a crazy question. I don’t know.”

4. When you lie in bed at night, what do you think about?

For the very first time, Jason momentarily paused. “I think about what I want in the future,” he said, his eyes sliding over his shoulder to Leigh.

“I try not to think,” Leigh said with a voice that was a bit uneven. She sounded shaky or perhaps on the verge of laughter.

“That’s easy,” Emma said. “I think about everything I have to get done the next day.”

Shawn smiled slowly. “I can’t say what I think about.”

5. Last question guys: what would it surprise people to know about you?

“A lot,” Jason said and laughed. “If I had to pick one thing, it would probably be my family. It’s big. I have three brothers and two sisters. There are six of us all together. We’re a very close family, and most people don’t see me as a family guy.”

Leigh sat back down. “That I’m alive.”

Everyone laughed.

When things grew quiet, Emma said, “It would surprise people to know that I’ve made many mistakes in my past that I’m not proud of.”

Shawn just shrugged. “I don’t know.”

From the author: I hope you enjoyed getting to know the characters of this book a little better. I had a ton of fun doing this interview! To learn more about ALTERED BEGINNINGS, visit www.destinybooze.com

May 2011 Character Interview Blog Bash!

FYI: Something big is coming up in May!

ATTENTION ALL READERS: Who wants to join in some scavenger hunt mayhem and fun for the month of May? Learn more about me and your other favorite authors, their works and their wonderful characters in a Character Interview Blog Bash! Great prizes to be won, as well! Please email Robyn at promorobyn@gmail.com if you would like to participate and she will put you on a contestant list, or keep checking here for links and dates for this fun event!

Here are the winners!

Thanks to all the participants in my contest for the Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop! That was a lot of fun! One lucky winner gets a signed copy of The Curse of a Mind! Yay!

If you were not chosen to receive the signed copy, fear not. Check your Inbox. There just might be a little something there for entering my contest! I appreciate you guys so much!

Now, here are the answers to the book trivia quiz:

1. D Autism
The heroine in The Curse of a Mind, Chris has an older brother that is autistic.

2. B Christopher Chambers
Chris’s dad really wanted a boy. Can’t you tell?

3. C Ricky
Ricky’s dad owns Deniro Investigations. Ricky really wants to take over the team.

4. D five
In Altered Beginnings, Jason has five siblings. Big family, huh?

5. D Slick
Freddie’s hit-man is Slick. He has a reputation for killing with his bare hands.

6. B where to live
In the beginning of Predetermined Endings, Shawn and Emma are planning a wedding, but already bickering over many of the details about sharing a life together. One of the most important disagreements is where to live.

7. A Angel
William’s pet name for Angelica is Angel.

So, how many did you get right? Only four people got all of them right and out of those four, only one name was drawn. And, the winner is Crystal! Congratulations! Your book will be off to you shortly!

Again, thanks so much for so many great participants!

Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop

Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month? According to http://www.autismspeaks.org/, autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.

To help raise awareness about this disability, I’m giving away a signed copy of my newest release, The Curse of a Mind to one lucky winner that can answer as many questions about my books as possible. I bet you can figure out the answer to the first question right away. 🙂 For the others, it’s perfectly acceptable to give your best guess! Either send me your answers to destinybooze@gmail.com or leave me a comment with your answers. Just be sure I have your email address in case you win! Good luck!

1.  In The Curse of a Mind, Chris’s adult brother, Garrett suffers from which developmental disorder?

A.  Aspergers

B.  Mental Retardation

C.  Down Syndrome

D.  Autism

2.  In The Curse of a Mind, what is Chris’s full name?

A.  Chris Chambers

B.  Christopher Chambers

C.  Christine Chambers

D.  Christy Chambers

3.  In The Curse of a Mind, which member of her investigative team wants her job?

A.  Leon

B.  Elliot

C.  Ricky

D.  Aidan

4.  In Altered Beginnings, how many siblings does Jason Altarez have?

A.  one

B.  three

C.  four

D.  five

5.  In Altered Beginnings, what is the name of Freddie’s hit-man?

A.  Robert

B.  Shawn

C.  Nate

D.  Slick

6.  In Predetermined Endings, why are Shawn and Emma fighting at the beginning of the story?

A.  They are fighting over money.

B.  Emma wants Shawn to move in with her, but he wants her to move in with him inside his apartment.

C.  Emma doesn’t like Shawn’s job as a cop.

D.  Shawn thinks Emma dresses too sexily.

7.  In Predetermined Endings, what is William’s pet name for Angelica?

A.  Angel

B.  Sweetheart

C.  Honey

D.  Baby

This contest is open from April 11-14, 2011. Winners will be announced April 15th! Again, good luck. Look here http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/2011/03/upcoming-event-autism-awareness.html for some other participating bloggers in this important event. There are many more prizes to give away!

Only three days left to win!

Win a signed copy of THE CURSE OF A MIND by Destiny Booze on Goodreads. http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/8201-the-curse-of-a-mind

They can’t win. The perpetrator is using a marvel in the medical field known as techlepathy, a combination of technology and telepathy to produce a telepathic result. He’s reading their minds. How can they possibly get away when he knows their every move?

Chris Chambers is a private investigator with great instincts and a shady past. She works with a skilled team on cases that most P.I.’s won’t touch. She’s hardened to life, hardened to people and as tough as the military trained her to be.

Her team’s newest case is a construction worker by the name of Aidan Wolfe. Aidan is hardheaded and successful, a man with no friends and a long list of enemies. Someone is trying to kill him, someone with extraordinary gifts.

The investigative team and Aidan will be confronted with their worst enemies—themselves. They are cursed to face their own thoughts, inner fears, prejudices, and every private feeling or emotion they have as this man toys with their minds and hearts.

Can they survive? By the end, will they want to?

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