Ah! There is nothing like…

“Ah! there is nothing like…”

Any true Jane Austen fan can easily finish that line with:

“…staying at home, for real comfort.”

The line comes from Jane Austen’s novel, Emma.

 

While you are at home, enjoying your tea and scones, what better way is there to pass the time than with coloring? This relaxing and calming pastime is making a big comeback these days, especially among adults. It is, of course, no better time than now for me to announce that April 15th I will be releasing my first Jane Austen inspired coloring book titled, Coloring with Jane: A Mind Lively and at Ease.

 

I would give you a sneak peek at the cover, but I have not finished it yet. So instead, I will give you:

***a printable sample page – and a chance to win a free coloring book!***

1.) Just click HERE to download and print out this page with Jane Austen’s inspiring quote.

2.) Color it and take a picture of your creation.

3.) Post that picture to your Facebook or Twitter.

4.) Don’t forget to tag me so I see it and add your name. (I will always acknowledge when I see it.)

You will then be entered to win a free copy of Coloring with Jane: A Mind Lively and at Ease.

 

 

Giveaway WINNERS!!!

Sorry about the delay in getting these winners chosen – life was just not conducive to working yesterday with doctor appointments and kids. I am back at it today though, and my first job is to get this taken care of!

To all those who entered through the blog post, twitter, or on fb, I just want to say thank you! I had 58 entries! That just blows my mind.

And now, without further ado, here are the winners of Cupid’s Traps: A Matchmaker’s Tale:
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I will be contacting each of you through the email you used when you signed up for the giveaway, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Again, THANK YOU to all who entered! I love to give away things, especially randomly on facebook, so if we are not friends there, feel free to add me. (Sarah Johnson Author)

Book RELEASE and GIVEAWAY: Cupid’s Traps

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My newest book, Cupid’s Traps: A Matchmaker’s Tale, will be hitting the shelves this Saturday, June 13th (which happens to be my anniversary as well!). So I am holding a giveaway! Several ways to enter daily, with 3 prizes total to be given away – two eBook editions and 1 signed Print edition.

 
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It’s a Fabulous Friday!

I don’t know about you, but I love Valentine’s Day. It falls just under Christmas as my favorite holiday on our calendar. I don’t necessarily love the commercialization of it – the candy and flowers and stuffed animals that no one truly wants – but the concept of LOVE is well worth celebrating. Don’t you think?

 

I am reminded of that song – All You Need Is Love. Yes, that is true…that is all we need. We humans are made for relationship. Whether it be parent and child, or brother, sister, aunt, uncle, friend, spouse, God – we draw our value and our inner strength from the relationships surrounding us. Even the Bible puts love in high regard.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (I Corinthians 13:13, NIV)

 

We all long to hear that we are loved… that we are valued above others in someone’s eyes. For some, expressing that is easy, but for others it is difficult. I fall into that difficult category. I don’t remember my parents ever saying they loved me. Not that they didn’t show it in other ways, but words were not as important to them. Life has since changed my mom and she freely says it now, but growing up I did not have that example. My kids make it easy for me to say “I Love You” – their love is so pure and simple. Now the teenager, well…

 

So this year, I challenge you to find someone to say “I Love You” to – unselfishly and unashamedly. Find a reason to celebrate, even if it is nothing more than the smile it will give someone (even yourself), or the moment of peace others will have from being loved on a little. Find someone – the checker at the grocery store, the person delivering your mail, your own family or friends – everyone needs a small spark of love this Valentine’s Day!

 

If your schedule happens to leave you free on Sunday, Feb 15, between 6 and 10 (CST), I would be honoured to have you join me and my wonderful friends as we Celebrate Kisses at our launch party on Facebook for my newest novella, Whispered Kisses, as well as the release of my first audiobook, Snow Storms & Kissing Games. We have lots of prizes to give away, including some wonderful books that will give you a reprieve from the woes of life for a few hours, as well as other pampering items that are sure to please! Just click the picture below to view our event, and gather together with us in celebrating love…and kisses!

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Christmas GIVEAWAY!

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Enter to win one of TWO prizes – FREE EBooks (winner’s choice of any of my titles now available at most major online retailers).

With this being the holiday season, and family coming into town in just a few days, I am trying out Rafflecopter for the first time. Hopefully this works well for y’all. If there is a problem and you cannot enter, please just comment below or email me (sarah.johnson.jaff@gmail.com) and I will enter your name manually.

You can be entered into this giveaway by doing one (or more) of the following:

  • Comment below on this blog post
  • Tweet (once per day) the following message: Christmas Giveaway! Win a FREE EBook by Sarah Johnson! @SarahJohnsonPL
  • Visit my author page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SarahJohnsonAuthor

 

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Merry Christmas my dear friends and readers!