Thursday, December 5, 2013

Countdown to Christmas and a Goodreads Giveaway! By Rula Sinara


Twenty days and counting to Christmas! That does involve rounding up hours, minutes and seconds...all of which are critical to last minute shoppers...but you're all going to be ready early this year because the Heartwarming Countdown is getting you in the holiday spirit. Right? :) It's working on me!

So you're probably thinking: 'Then why'd she put up her book cover? There's nothing Christmassy about it. Come on, Rula. It's not even called The Promise of Snow!'

Ahhh, but wait. Let's not forget that the holidays aren't about snow or decorations (though I'll admit I LOVE both and will forever associate them with Christmas), nor are they celebrated the same way around the world. Not every state in the U.S., let alone every country in the world, gets snow or cold weather on Christmas. And not every country has farms of evergreen trees ready for lights and gifts tucked underneath. From the west, to Europe to Africa and every other corner of the earth, though traditions may differ, family, faith, peace on earth and giving are still at the heart of the holidays and Christmas.

And although The Promise of Rain will be one of the January Heartwarming books that will ring in the New Year (hopefully with a 'promise' of a bountiful and healthy 2014 for all), and it's not a Christmas story, per se, it is about mothers, babies, family and the sacrifices we make in the best interest of loved ones.

So to get a jump start on holiday giving, I'm doing a worldwide giveaway on Goodreads and it ends on Christmas Eve. I'll be giving away five autographed ARCs of The Promise of Rain. For more details and exact times or to enter the giveaway, click HERE.

Happy Holidays!

Rula

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14 comments:

  1. I'm in the greater Phoenix area. Nope, no snow. Never. And, I'm looking forward to the sequel, when you do write The Promise of Snow :) I love Christmas

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    1. LOL, Pamela. We're supposed to have a lot of snow this winter out east. Maybe I'll find inspiration...;)

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  2. Good morning, Rula! I'm in Oregon where we are all about the rain! We have to live with it almost daily from October to May, so we think about it in terms of all it brings us - too many shades of green to count, lots of water when everyone else has to pipe it in, healthy complexions (maybe that's just my own.) Am looking forward to reading your first Heartwarming. Hope it brings fans flocking to your e-sales!

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    1. Muriel, rain is a good thing! I think that's the name of a country song, come to think of it. You know, my high school was/is known for its gorgeous outdoor graduation ceremonies. It poured rain on my graduation day and we had to have a last minute ceremony in the gym. I remember my mom telling me it was a good thing...a good omen...for my future ;).

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    2. Obviously true, because here you are! I think there's also a saying my mother used to quote something like, 'Lucky the bride who has rain on her wedding day.'

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  3. I'm farther south in AZ than Pam. A few times we've had snow, but it doesn't stay. I'm surrounded by mountains and today we have rain, and the tops of the Catalina mountains are white. Tonight we're supposed to freeze. I could do with a sunny Christmas. However, when Denny was stationed in Hawaii and I spent my first Christmas away from Oregon, and Santa arrived in holiday swim trunks, a Santa hat, on a surfboard, it just didn't feel like Christmas. Am so looking forward to your book.

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    1. Thanks, Roz. Snow tipped mountains are a beautiful thing. The heroine in my book has a nice view of Mt. Kilimanjaro from her elephant rescue camp in the Serengeti. Now...Santa on a surfboard...funny :).

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  4. I am so excited for you and can't wait to check out your story in January! I like the very first snowfall, when everything is really white and pretty. After that, I'm good. But in the midwest, we never get just ONE snow.

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    1. Amy, I'm excited for you too! Can't wait to read your book! I love the first snowfall, but I can imagine you might crave spring sooner than most lol.

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  5. Rula ~ I'm so looking forward to your book! I'm going to get it for myself for Christmas if Harlequin will deliver it in time. .

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    1. Gosh, Kaelee! You're the sweetest person and that's the ultimate sweet thing to say! Being a Christmas gift is a lot of pressure too, LOL! ;). I really, really hope you enjoy the story. Hugs, Kaelee for making my day.

      Keep in mind, there'll be more giveaways...like next Thurs when the Heartwarming authors join the fun at the Harlequin Holiday Open House!

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  6. I can't wait to read your novel, Rula! I love books that transport me to faraway places where cultures and practices may differ, but people are, at heart, still the same :) Only a few more weeks until THE PROMISE OF RAIN debuts and I will be cheering you on!!!

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    1. Thanks, Karen! The weeks are flying by! And so true about people.

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