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Prizes Galore! Celebrating Marietta’s 12 Days of Christmas!

Christmas at Copper Mountain, my second story for Tule Publishing’s Montana Born Books, is free right now!  It will also be free tomorrow and then it’s back to its regular price of $2.99 so download today if you can.  http://amzn.com/B00H0LKQPG

I have so many people to thank on this Montana Born Books adventure….my author friends:  CJ Carmichael, Megan Crane and Lilian Darcy who helped create Marietta and the wonderful founding families of Marietta; authors Katherine Garbera and Melissa McClone who created the Copper Mountain Christmas Collection with me; the incredible team of Lani and Alastair at Storywonk for our covers, our branding, our MontanaBornBooks website, and the beautiful print anthologies that will be for sale soon.

I also have to thank you, my readers.  Today so many of you downloaded Christmas at Copper Mountain that it hit the Top 100 Free Books list at #31, and became the #1 Holiday Free Book, which is such a thrill.  One of my family members asked why ‘free’ was so exciting and it’s because ‘free’ gets me out in front of readers who have probably never heard of me, or read me, and maybe with my story free and with prominent visibility they will ‘discover’ me.

Yes, I’ve written 43+ books but publishing is always so competitive and the market is so jam-packed with great new releases and talented writers that every little bit of exposure and support can truly help make a difference.

Readers, I love you.  I’m grateful for you, and so I’m trying to give you another peek behind the creation of Marietta with a few more fun photos from my last research day in Montana back in May when Megan Crane and CJ Carmichael headed out, and Lilian Darcy and I got to spend an incredible day sightseeing with my wonderful friend, Kari Andersen, my original Montana girl who is a big part of my Montana inspiration.  Kari made Montana come alive for me, and has filled my head with stories and characters and I wouldn’t love Montana so much if it weren’t for her.

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Lilian and I spent our last night in Bozeman at the Voss Mansion (recommended to us by Kari!) which has become a charming B&B in Bozeman’s historic district.  Lilian and I each had our own rooms, decorated with Victorian era wallpapers and lace and linens, but shared a yummy breakfast in the morning before going to the airport.  The sight-seeing with Kari and the night at the Voss Mansionwas the perfect way to end our Montana ‘expedition’.

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And as a thank you to you all for being part of my Montana Born Books journey, I wanted to share some festive holiday giveaways happening right now, today.

Most of these are one day giveaways so enter, enter, enter before you forget.

1)  The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway at www.MontanaBornBooks.com

There will be an awesome different giveaway every day for the next 12 days, as Montana Born features a different Montana Born author every day until December 14th.  I am the first author in Marietta’s 12 Days of Christmas, and so head over and leave a comment on the blog for a chance to win my prize box:  http://montanabornbooks.com/12-days-of-christmas-day-1/

But remember, the giveaways continue for 12 straight days…new prizes every day…go back every day to enter the new one!

2)  The 12 Days of Christmas in Marietta on Facebook!  

Go comment on the post over at https://www.facebook.com/MontanaBornBooks for a chance to win the adorable tea pot and treats for today’s 1st Day of Christmas there.  Each day there will be a giveaway, too, but on Facebook, each day the contest grows….Day 1, 1 prize and 1 winner.

Day 2, 2 prizes, 2 winners.

Day 3, 3 prizes and 3 winners.

See how that works?  Nice, huh?  :)

And lastly, there’s a prize here happening just for commenting below.  Tell me something good. It could be something you read, something you made, something you felt, something you saw.  Just share something good and you’re entered to win something GREAT!  (How does 3  gift cards, books and treats sound???)

The GREAT! Contest runs through Thursday night, midnight PST, winner announced Friday morning.  So talk, talk, talk and maybe you’ll win!  :)

 

 

50 Comments

  1. Donna says:

    I guess I can post a great book I’ve read (besides the ones I’ve been reading for the montana born street team) Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. I’ve never read her books before but this one was for a f2f book grp and I loved it. she will be on my list to read in the future. Also I’ll just say again I’m enjoying being on both the street teams and having so much fun. You are such a awesome person.

  2. Shannon in Tustin says:

    You are crazy, sweet, awesomely generous! xoxo

    Congrats on the latest release. :)

  3. Maureen says:

    Today our daughter turns twenty-five and it is amazing to me how quickly the time goes. Happy Holidays! Thanks for the link to download your story. I am looking forward to reading it.

  4. Raeline Peterson says:

    Well that breakfast looks so so yummy.

  5. Kiersten says:

    Do I comment here? Do I comment there? Do I comment everywhere? I do not eat green eggs and ham!!

    Ahem.

    Hey, whatever, wherever, Montana, much like you, makes me happy and those are gorgeous pics!!

    P.S. You know I collect teapots, right? ;)

  6. Lisa B says:

    My husband and i went shopping Friday and at the end of the day he said he had a great time. That’s pretty awesome since he is not a shopping guy. Made my day!

    Lisa B

  7. Rachel Jones says:

    My daughter is getting married in March and today we worked at picking the song for the father/daughter dance. The words of one particular song made me remember back to the time our daughter was a new little bundle and how my husband has loved and cherished his only daughter as she has grown into the lovely woman she has become. As we get closer to the date, I am becoming more emotional over everything. The great thing about all of this is maybe I’ll be all cried out by March 15th.

  8. Linda Mc says:

    Some good things: I have Christmas at Copper Mountain on my Kindle. We are hopefully going to get some much needed rain sometime tonight or tomorrow. My brother in law is in remission from his cancer. We have our tree decorated and hopefully have solved the problem with it wanting to tip over. And….one more good thing…saw a news story about a dog who survived the tornadoes in the Midwest after 12 or so days and is back with his family. Yay!

  9. Janine says:

    One good thing is I have finished my Christmas shopping early this year. I wasn’t wanting to deal with the crowds this year, so we set out to get it all finished. I enjoyed seeing the pictures and hearing about your time in Montana. You have definitely made me want to visit there one day.

  10. bn100 says:

    So nice of you to share

  11. Kari n. says:

    My husband is coming home in less than 2 weeks!!! He has been living on the opposite side of the United States than us for the past year. He is coming home for a break a week early to surprise our kids! I cannot wait!!!!!

  12. Linda Henderson says:

    I got the book today but haven’t had the chance to read it yet. I’ve been babysitting my 4 year old granddaughter and she doesn’t like it when you read your own books, she likes to be read to. Everyone in the family seems fairly well right now and hopefully they all stay that way. We are putting up the tree tonight so it should be fun. Especially for the cat.

  13. I love being your Montana Girl! It’s been so fun sharing my beautiful state with you. Although tonight it’s supposed to get to 20 below zero which is not fun!! My happy thought is that I will be going to Hawaii in 3 weeks and seeing you!!

  14. Kerry Croucier says:

    Something that made me feel great? Always my kids’ hugs and smiles. That is the most special thing to me…

  15. Lorie says:

    I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family in a quite place called Eagleville (population 20) :)

  16. Amber says:

    Something great… Well one of the highlights of my day was while at school the kids had library and were checking out books (I teach 4th grade) amd I was talking with the librarian and asking for book recommendations for read alouds. Specifically historical fiction. And something fresh and new. She smiled and said that she loved that about me. Always wanting to read more more more! It made me feel good. ;)

  17. Denise says:

    I get to go away with my husband this weekend–no kids! A friend has graciously offered to stay with them.

  18. Laney4 says:

    Got a large portion of my Christmas shopping done tonight – with 20% off everything re family appreciation night where my son works in retail. So you just know I got a lot of things 60% or more off before I got that discount, right? Hehehe.

  19. kribss says:

    I think that looks like a great place for a Jane Porter weekend girls only getaway…hint hint hint!

  20. JanieC says:

    I just read one of my favorite books of the year Cara McKenna’s “Unbound.”

  21. Natalie says:

    Just wanted to say thank you, Jane, for the free download of Christmas at Copper Mountain…so looking forward to reading it over the holidays!

  22. Chanpreet says:

    I went grocery shopping tonight with my mother. While she was waiting in line at the checkout counter she noticed the gentleman behind us had two items whereas we had 10 or more. She offered to let him go first. He respectfully declined and told her he appreciated the gesture and it showed she was a kind woman. My mom was slightly embarrassed but she thanked him and we went on with evening.

  23. eli yanti says:

    Congrts on the release.

    You are a kind person I ever know :)

  24. Barbara Hopkins says:

    JANE,
    I HAVE BECOME A VERY BIG FAN OF YOURS RECENTLY,AS WELL AS A FAN OF MONTANA BORN BOOKS. BUT MORE THAN THAT I AM TRULY AMAZED MY YOU,YOUR BOOKS, YOUR WRITING,YOUR GENEROSITY TO ALL OF YOUR FANS, MOSTLY I AM IN AWE OF THE WAY YOU BARE YOUR SOUL IN YOUR WRITING,AND THEN TURN AROUND AND SHARE ALL OF ARE A 13 US. GOD GAVE YOU A GIFT,AND WE YOUR FANS ARE THE LUCKY ONES,BECAUSE YOU DECIDED TO SHARE YOUR GIFT WITH US. I’M NOT SAYING THIS TO WIN THE CONTEST,IT WOULD BE NICE TO BE CHOSEN. BUT THE REASON I TOOK THE TIME TO SHARE MY WORDS WITH YOU,AND I GUESS WHOEVER READS ALL OF THESE POSTS,IS BECAUSE BEING A SINGLE MOM WHO IS HOMEBOUND DUE TO ILLNESS,DOESN’T STAY OPEN,YOU CAN’T IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE,OR AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT UNTIL I RAN ACROSS YOU,YOUR BOOKS,AND MONTANA BORN. YOUR GIFT OF WORDS MADE ME REMEMBER WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LOVE LIFE,AND I AM BEGINNING TO REMEMBER HOW MUCH I DID. SO I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU,WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT YOU HELPED A WOMAN WHO LIVES IN THE MIDWEST TO FEEL AGAIN.TO REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO SMILE,LAUGH,CRY EVEN.BUT MAINLY TO KNOW WE ALL NEED LOVE AND TO BE LOVED. I AM TRULY GRATEFUL,PLEASE DON’T EVER STOP WRITING IT WOUD BE A BIG LOSS TO US,YOUR FANS….MERRY CHRISTMAS JANE. AND FROM ME PERSONALLY THANK YOU. I HOPE YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON IS FILLED WITH JOY AND HAPPINESS. SINCEELY,BARBARA HOPKINS

  25. Melanie J says:

    Great post. I just love to read your blogs. I enjoy each entry, regardless of the giveaways…

  26. Glenda says:

    I’m feeling happy tonight. Finished an incredibly busy work shift, & still felt like doing the dishes. I’m enjoying Christmas carols right now, & thinking how great it will be too get to see my family this weekend for the first time since Aug.

  27. Sharon A says:

    My something good is I had some medical tests come back with good results. This time of year has been rough for me in the past, for a wide variety of reasons. I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to go down the health-issues-road once again. I’m thankful that everything is fine, and I can go into the holidays without worry.

    Merry Christmas!

  28. bluegrassnash says:

    Thanks so much for the gift. I love reading Christmas related books during this time of the year. I’m looking forward to reading the books.

    I’ve found several good authors by going to Amazon’s best seller’s list so I’m excited that you’re on THE list. :-)

    Thanks again……..

  29. Cate Sparks says:

    This time of year, it’s nice to see people come together to help those less fortunate..
    Thanks for writing such great stories…

  30. Allie says:

    I want to visit Montana!

  31. Kimberly F says:

    It has been a tough couple of months for me with my Grandma’s passing, but I had amazing friends who helped me when I needed it the most. One friend and her boyfriend actually helped my plane ticket so that I could where I needed to be. There were som unexpected extra expenses with her passing and I have been trying to figure out just how I could get it all taken care of. (My friends kept telling me that I could pay back whenever, but I don’t like to owe people.) On Sunday, a friend convinced me to go to a local casino with her. Here is the great part……I had 5.00, I out it in a machine on a 30 CENT bet and won a weird random jackpot of 1000.00!!!! almost the exact amount I needed to finish off my part of the funeral expenses and enough to payback my friends.

    It really was a little Christmas Miracle.

    Jane, this story touched my heart, so much emotion in it. Thank you for writing such an amazing book.

    xoxo
    Kim

  32. Gretchen says:

    Today is Pallister-Killian Syndrome Awareness Day. I helped create this day and the non-profit behind it. Today I feel I made a difference in many lives because of that.

  33. Runner10 says:

    It was great to see so many people helping give to our local food pantry. It feels good to help others!!

  34. Jessica M says:

    Thank you, Jane!

  35. Quilt Lady says:

    Congrats on your new release!

    Had a big Thanksgiving and Birthday celebration for my sister and rest of the family on Sat. and everything went really smooth. That doesn’t happen very often.

  36. ellie says:

    Congratulations on your new release. Your posts are wonderful, uplifting and special. Thanks for your books and kind gestures.

  37. Bridget O'Neill says:

    Here’s a something great-on December 11, I will celebrate 7 years of being cancer free! :)
    And thanks for being so generous to us-you are so awesome!

  38. Nancy says:

    I put the Santa hats on the saguaro cacti in my front yard! It is officially Christmas time in the desert!

  39. Robyn L says:

    have most of my shopping done for presents; made 3 items the other day all to do with Cherries.
    Would love some cards, etc.

  40. SabrinaD says:

    Still a lot to do before Christmas. Shopping still to be done, but will get to it.
    I tried to post a few times on the Montana Born site, but my post does not get published. Not sure why.
    I have downloaded Christmas at Copper Mountain yesterday. Can’t wait to find the time to read it. Thank you for the generosity!

  41. Rhonda says:

    I’m fostering a 7wk old puppy and he’s the sweetest thing in the whole world right now. I’ve had him for a week a he leaves tomorrow. Glad I got to cuddle and love him for a week!

  42. girlfromwva says:

    The Voss Mansion in Bozeman looks like a charming place!

  43. Elisabeth says:

    I just rad this blog. I have no idea who I missed it. But I´m so glad that I found it today.
    Montana looks like a very romantic place and I for one is glad that you got to write such good stories.
    I´m especially glad that I now can but them in print.

  44. Maureen says:

    Was there a winner picked?

  45. Rhonda says:

    That 7wk old puppy I mentioned…is still here. I fear he might become part of the family.

  46. Jane says:

    Thank you for all the wonderful support for the 12 Days of Christmas in Marietta. You are all so awesome!

    Our winner is #31 Kim Field!

    Prize will be in the mail soon, Kim!

    Jane xoxoxo

  47. Kimberly says:

    Thanks Jane! You are awesome! Merry Christmas!

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