Hoppy Easter Blog Hop Giveaway!

Update:  WINNER was flchen1!

I’ve sent an email contacting the lucky winner. Everyone else, thank you so much for visiting, reading and contributing your comments.

Who needs the Easter Bunny?

With all the prizes up for grabs, your Easter basket will be overflowing with goodies!

So here’s how the hop goes each of the participating authors is running a contest on their blog for the readers to enjoy! So make sure you stop by all the stops on the hop. I know you won’t be disappointed!

Contest starts April 6, 2012 and ends April 8, 2012 at midnight (Pacific).

I am giving away your choice of prize:

A $10 Amazon e-gift card


An e-book copy of my book The P.U.R.E. which releases on April 16th PLUS a $5 Amazon e-gift card.

With the second option, there would be a slight delay in prize fulfillment.  Sorry about that but it’s only a few days.

Winner will be selected on April 9th.

Here’s a little snippet from The P.U.R.E. to whet your appetite. In this scene, our heroine, Gayle, has gone to her co-worker Jon’s apartment to discuss what happened at work that day. They are not romantically involved (yet):

I rang (Jon’s) doorbell and waited. Voices inside trickled to my ears, but I attributed them to his television. I rang again. Footsteps moved toward the door. He cracked it open. The face in the narrow opening wasn’t Jon’s but his ex-fiancée, Thalia.


Should I leave? No. Act normal because we’re friends, and friends do visit each other for friendly reasons.

“Uh .  .  . is Jon home?” I asked.

Come on, Lindley. A little more self-confidence.

“He is, but he’s in the shower right now.” Her brow furrowed. She pointed and wagged a finger at me. “I met you a few weeks ago, didn’t I? What was your name again? Scarlett?”

Thalia stared down at me from somewhere around six feet, a lot
taller than my measly five feet two inches. I despised being short, and I especially hated having to crane my head back to make eye contact. At least her voice sounded whinier than I remembered.

Don’t back down or act surprised she’s here. So what if they got back together and were having makeup sex. So what. Not my business. No sirree. Play it cool, wrap it up, and get out.

“Yes, we met. I’m Gayle.” I tried to peer around her. “I was in the neighborhood and wanted to talk shop with Jon for a second. Are you guys getting ready to go out?”

Jon appeared within my line of sight, shirtless and wet-haired, jeans hanging low on his hips, and prevented Thalia from answering my question. He slowed as he approached the door.

I was taken aback by his partially undressed state. Before me stood someone I barely recognized. Someone with powerfully broad shoulders, and a taut, muscular stomach. Someone who obviously worked out. A lot. Bench presses, sit-ups and preacher curls, oh my! His chest displayed enough hair to label him a man, not a boy nor a gorilla. Who knew so much male yumminess lurked beneath his starched button-downs and conservative ties.

All you have to do to win is contribute to my pending Twitter flash mob arsenal. To be entered, please offer a comment about PUREs (previously undetected recruiting errors), by telling me a brief bit about a PURE you knew, a PURE you worked for or a time when you yourself were a PURE. Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you’ve won (either in the comment form or the comment text).

If you watch The Office, you’ll get my parenthetical analogies in the examples below.

Example:  “I knew I worked for a PURE when he bragged about getting the best raise ever right after 5 people lost their jobs.” (The Michael Scott PURE)

Another example:  “This PURE I worked with liked to read his book during his break in the lactation room!” (The Creed PURE)

Yet another example:  “I knew I was a PURE when I was assigned coffee fetching duty every time there was an important meeting.” (The Pam PURE)

After you comment, please visit the other hop participants and have fun! Go HERE for an index and links to the other participants

20 thoughts on “Hoppy Easter Blog Hop Giveaway!

  1. Pingback: Blogging A to Z: “F” is for F-5204 (part 2 of 3) | The Word Busker

  2. The PURE management material, I work for spends two hours every day in her office watching her soaps. She says it’s her down time and she’s not to be interrupted.

  3. I knew I worked for a PURE when my boss got every holiday off, and left me working solo.

    caity_mack@yahoo dot com

  4. I knew I worked for a PURE when my co-worker managed to “forget” to mark down her 2-week vacation and got an extra two weeks because my boss never noticed!
    Happy Easter!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  5. Thanks for being part of the Hoppy Hop! Count me in, please!
    My PURE came in showing off her new tattoo to every person she could, for weeks… when policy stated all tattoos needed to be covered while clocked in.

  6. PURE contribution… I guess when the PURE i knew did something wrong but the other people just either blatantly just ignore the PURE’s mistake making the PURE the ultimate PURE in my department. once the PURE screw up on the contract letter but somehow in the end of the day, PURE was never sacked.

    hoping everyone have a great easter day!


  7. The PURE that I work with always clocks in late and I new I was a PURE when I was the only one that had to work overtime. I knew she was a PURE when mistake after mistake was ignored and she called in all of the time.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  8. Hoppy Easter to you, Claire!🙂

    I worked with a PURE a few years back who not only failed to do the required nightly cleanup, but left behind an evening’s worth of doodles and drawings for the manager to find. PURE lesson: never leave behind physical evidence when you goof off!

    ivy_moon82 at yahoo dot com

  9. At an old job, my Office Comptroller was a PURE — he took NO notes while the crew of custom software specialists were explaining the new system to him, but he attempted to commandeer MY notes when the company VP wanted info!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  10. I knew i worked with a PURE when my boss sent me to another floor in the building to work so she could have a party. Thank you for the giveaway! Happy Easter!

  11. I have worked with a lot of PUREs in the past. Those that would refuse to pay attention to trainings, and then want your help when it came time to show that you were paying attention. And those who would take credit for work done by others, or who would be “working” on a team and just sit there, expecting others to do all the work.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  12. I haven’t worked with many PUREs, thankfully. And reading about everyone’s brushes with them makes me thankful not to be hanging out with them now! Sadly, there are always plenty of PUREs, and lots of new fodder for comment, since there will always be those who rise to the top not because the best floats, but because sometimes it’s what emptiest that briefly floats the best…

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  13. Happy Easter!
    The PURE that I used to work for said that they could not afford to have holiday parties anymore due to budget cuts, then proceeded to have paid “management meetings” out of state.
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    Love the excerpt and Congrats on the new release!
    trb0917 at gmail.com

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