Saturday, January 14, 2012

Celebration and Giveaway

How Could This Happen has maintained a top 100 position on Amazon for the last week. In addition to that it has been voted one of Amazon's Hot New Releases. I couldn't be more thrilled with its success. In writing How Could This Happen I wanted to create an extension of myself. There are just not enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do. Or help those that I wish to help. 

With that in mind I wanted to show my gratitude and appreciation for the support my readers have shown. So I'm having a giveaway. And as if things couldn't get better my colleague and friend Laura M. Brotherson , Amazon/Deseret Books best selling author offered up her book as part of the giveaway too.  And They Were Not Ashamed: Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Fulfillment is a book I highly recommend from newlyweds to those who've been married for decades. Laura is a exceptional therapist. She possesses an ability to write in a way that is respectful to the sanctity of marriage but with realistic and unique attention to physical intimacy. I'm very grateful for her friendship and support.

So here are the details of the contest. 


  • One lucky winner will receive a Kindle Touch with How Could This Happen and And They Were Not Ashamed: Strengthening Marriage Through Sexual Fulfillment uploaded. 
  • Five additional winners will receive a copy of And They Were Not Ashamed: Strengthening Marriage Through Sexual Fulfillment in their choice of eBook or print. 
  • Five additional winners will receive a copy of How Could This Happen in their choice of  eBook or print.
How to Enter

Scrolling down to the bottom and hitting the buttons on the little Rafflecoptor gadget is how you enter. The more times you hit those buttons and do what is instructed, the more points you get and the better your chances to win. You do not have to do all of them. Just the first two which are follow my blog and follow Laura's blog. This contest begins Dec 16, 2011 at 12:01 AM and ends on Dec 31, 2011 at 12:01 AM. Winners are randomly selected through Raffelcoptor and will be announced here and contacted through email. This is not an international contest and your must be 18 or older to win.

More about the Prizes...

Kindle Touch

Simple-to-use touchscreen, with audio and built-in Wi-Fi
  • Most-advanced E Ink display, now with multi-touch
  • New sleek design - 8% lighter, 11% smaller, holds 3,000 books
  • Only e-reader with text-to-speech, audiobooks and mp3 support
  • Built in Wi-Fi - Get books in 60 seconds
  • Borrow Kindle books from your public library
  • Exclusive EasyReach touch technology lets you read easily with one hand
  • New X-Ray feature lets you look up characters, historical figures, and interesting phrases

How Could This Happen?

Finding Your Way When Tragedy Strikes



Author Kristi Fowler takes you on a journey through the landscape of tragedy -- how it hits you, how it affects you, and how you can find a way through that leads to a new life of meaning and purpose.  Practical and insightful with a 'real-world' perspective, Kristi offers you the opportunity to learn from her years as a counselor helping people through tragedy and from personal experiences in her own life.  You are sure to discover her ability to relate to encountering tragedy and its affects on the family, a marriage, parenting, etc.

Take the journey with Kristi as she helps you find

And They Were Not Ashamed: Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Fulfillment

Finally! a book about physical intimacy and marital ONEness that is comprehensive, in-depth and frank, yet still respectfully reverent. And They Were Not Ashamed--Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Fulfillment by Laura M. Brotherson is the ultimate how-to handbook--power-packed with hope and help for creating a mutually fulfilling intimate relationship.
As three books in one, this "marriage book," "sex book" and "parenting book":
  • Shines light and truth on the intimate marital relationship, restoring sex to its proper position as ordained of God
  • Effectively addresses, with self-help solutions, the emotional, spiritual and physical intimacy issues that plague so many marriages, paving the way toward complete ONEness in marriage
  • Provides principles and practices to help parents teach and better prepare their children for intimacy and lasting fulfillment in marriage.

Good luck to you all and please share with your friends. 

And the Winners are....

The Kindle

  • Kristi Lowell

Copies of How Could This Happen

  • Scott Livingston
  • Brandy Parker
  • Terri Dion
  • Ian Alexander
  • Bessamy Snoderly
Copies of And They Were Not Ashamed...
  • Kara Clecker
  • Lynsie
  • Lynette Reeves Payne
  • Terri Dion
  • Joel Marc Andre
All winners have been contacted through the email listed. Each was chosen at random using Raffelecoptor and Thank you to everyone who participated. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. How exciting to have a chance to win a Kindle with both books uploaded. How fun!!