Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Birthday Bash Day 2 with Giveaways Galore!

Thank you so much for stopping by for Day 2 of my Birthday Bash!

And ya know what...

...today is my birthday!  The big 3-0!

Of course, we're going to have cake today, too, so grab a glass of milk, a cake plate, and put that fork in my most favorite flavor--yummy, delicious coconut cake!  I have loved coconut cake since I was a kid, mostly because of my fond memories of making them every summer with my grandma.  I would spend anywhere from 1 week to 4 weeks with her every year, and we would make a coconut cake at least once, usually in time for Sunday lunch with my parents when they came to pick me up until the next visit.  Those cakes were sooooo moist that when she divided up the leftovers, she basically had to spoon it into a container!  (Then I had to "fight" with my dad to get as much as I could in the days that followed!)  

So, enjoy that virtual, melt-in-your-mouth coconut cake today!  What I wouldn't give to have my grandma here so we could make the real thing.  :o)

Now, while you're here, let's celebrate because I've got LOADS of books to giveaway!  I can't keep all these books, and I need to share the book love.  No doubt about it, there's sure to be something down there that'll strike your fancy.



House of Secrets by Tracie Peterson
False Witness by Randy Singer - ARC
 Baby, It's Cold Outside by Susan May Warren


Captive Trail by Susan Page Davis
 A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander
 Beyond All Measure by Dorothy Love


 Captive Trail by Susan Page Davis
 A Necessary Deception by Laurie Alice Eakes
Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer


There you have it!  Three different packs, and LOTS of great books!

Enter to win one pack...enter to win them all!  Simply fill out the form below to be entered in the drawing.  :o)  Contest is open until Sunday, December 4th, and winner will be announced Monday, December 5th. US addresses only, please.

And if you missed out on yesterday's present, click here to be taken to a fun interview with historical author, Vickie McDonough, and a chance to win her newest book, Lone Star Trail.

Oh, and don't forget your cake!  :o)


  1. Awesome giveaways!
    I wish I could enter just for the Christmas book.
    (I'm a sucker for Christmas books)

    Happy happy happy birthday btw!
    Do you have anything special planned?

  2. Well then...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY!!! :DD

  3. Happy birthday...Christy.... lovely books though i can't enter cos am not in US... sobbing...lol.. have fun...

  4. Happy Birthday!!! What a surprising giveaway when it's your birthday! I'm thankful!

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  5. Happy Birthday! These all look like awesome reads! Thanks for the cake! :-)


  6. A very Happy Birthday to you! Sounds like a wonderful party, I hope that you are surrounded by the ones you love on this special day :)

  7. Thanks for all the birthday wishes, everyone! It's been a very busy and fun day already (not including going to work), and it's not even over yet!

  8. Happy Birthday, you have some wonderful books to giveaway and that cake Oh it was so good, just as moist as you said. Can I come back for a second piece?
    thanks for sharing today, Hope your birthday was all you wanted it to be..
    Paula O

  9. Happy birthday Christy! Hope it has been a fantastic day for you! Love the birthday celebration!
    Julie @ My Only Vice

  10. Paula,

    Have as many slices as you'd like! The good thing is that the calories are invisible. :o)

  11. Julie,

    Thanks for coming over! Today was a fantastic day, and I actually didn't think too much about turning 30...whew!

  12. Katelyn Shear11/30/2011 4:25 AM

    Happy B-Day again! My mom just turned 31 a few days ago. I love the book choices you have out. Hope I win at least one thing. Lol. God bless! <3<3

  13. Happy birthday! Nice blog and excellent cake. :)

  14. Wow, talk about some awesome books here!!! What a selection.

    Hahaha, it feels weird that its YOUR birthday, but we are the ones who will get the gifts! :-P

    Thanks for such a fun party.

  15. Happy Birthday again. The coconut cake sounds wonderful. All the books look good. I had a hard time choosing which pack.

  16. WHOA, BABY, WHAT A GIVEAWAY!!! Great books by great authors and SO hard to choose!! Sign me up, Christy, I'm a reading fool! :)


  17. Happy Birthday! Thank you for all the great presents! Glad to hear you had such a nice birthday for your "biggie"!

  18. So hard to pick. They all look great.

  19. What great giveaways! I'm glad I hopped over to visit again before the week was out . . .

  20. Happy Birthday Week to you!
    I love coconut cake, too!
    Lemon filling makes it just right,
    Before you know it, its out of sight!

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter for Pack 1. All the books look like good reads, but Pack 1 holds the most interest for me.


  21. That's a precious memory to have! I hope to make some of those with my grandchildren :) I know you had a Happy Day!

  22. What a awesome giveaway. Happy Birthday!


  23. Oh, wow! Hard to choose. Thank you for sharing your birthday with us! I checked pack 2.


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