Mystery Bundle Time!
A few weeks ago, I did an impromptu give away of “mystery” bundles of books on my Facebook page. Because what can be more fun than getting a surprise package?
This was such a hit that some bright soul (ahem, Aileen, ahem) suggested that I do a mystery bundle give away to celebrate the New Year.
I love the idea of starting off the New Year by spreading a bit of good luck, so, here we are: the Happy New Year 2016 Mystery Bundle Give Away!
I know, I know, not nearly as catchy a name as, say, Pinkorama. But just try to picture a hat with gold lettering and a noisemaker and all that sort of thing.
Here’s how it goes: I’ll be giving away two “mystery” bundles of five books each. They might be hardcover, they might be paperback, they might be audio, they might be some of the books pictured here or they might not. It’s a mystery.
I’ll also be giving away two mystery bundles on my Facebook author page— so you have double the chance to win!
To heighten the suspense a bit, I’ll be putting one of my last ARCs of The Forgotten Room into one of those mystery bundles… but you won’t know which until the winners are announced.
To enter, here’s your question:
What’s your resolution for 2016?
(Mine is to finally write that next stand alone novel! And then get to work on the book after that….)
Winners will be announced on New Year’s Day, both here and on Facebook.
Happy almost New Year!
My resolution is to finally fix my thyroid problems. I’m draging this situation too long. So I can finally live a healthy life and be happy.
I need to get my old craft room cleaned and organized before our family reunion! So getting organized rules again. Thanks for the giveaways and Happy New Year!
Carla from Utah
Happy New Year!! Win or lose…i plan on finishing the Carnation Series and am eagerly awaiting The Forgotten Room!
Run a 5K. Which is cheating because I am signed up for one on the 1/10. It was going to be cut sugar from my diet, but that will be a fail since said 5K is a Hot Chocolate race. Thanks Lauren!
Tasks to accomplish in 2016: remove wallpaper from hallway (how I dread it); walk more.
If I keep it to two things, I should have the discipline to make at least one happen, ya think !!? Have a marvelous 2016. Thanks.
To change my career, to learn to sew, and start a book blog.
Mine is simple: to be happier.
Oh, lose weight…my husband is laughing in the background…
I have two shelves of books I have yet to read – so that’s my resolution! To read at least half of those and then to designate a space for a book nook when I move into my new place in the spring!
Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!!
I want to “run” my first 5k. I have walked the last several but to actually run it would be my ultimate goal.
My resolution is to declutter and be ruthless about getting rid of stuff I don’t need or use. And to be more discriminating about what I spend money on …. Except, ooh, look, jewelry!
I want to get a handle on the clutter that seems to be taking over lately. Books are exempted from the cleanup, of course!
To get back into yoga, figure out what my post-tenure career will look like, and improve at soccer and tennis.
My resolution is to give birth naturally and to organize my house.
I resolve to cross stitch more. Thanks for the giveaway!
My resolution is to be a better person and not have my anxiety/stress to take over my life.
(under mail is it email or regular mail)
To enjoy life to the fullest and be able to explore all the different jobs at my place off work.
I’m planning to do a major purge of every part of our house to prepare for downsizing in the next few years.
I want to enjoy life, study away, and finish college. I love to travel. Thanks for the chance
My resolution for 2016 is to finish Emily and Cooper’s story and get it out to agents.
My resolution is to finish decorating my office.
Since I’m due to have a baby in a few weeks, it’s going to be get back in to shape. Obviously I am going to give myself a few months grace period 🙂
I am going to try and make the best out of any situation! And a reader resolution to read 1 classic a month.
My resolution for 2016? To finish writing my middle grade novel, while ignoring the cats crawling across my desk and the dog terrorizing squirrels through the sliding glass doors. Just don’t spill my coffee, or knock over my mason jar of marbles…and I WILL get it done?
My resolution for 2016 is to have better work-life balance!
I just moved to a new city and have two small children. I often stay at home instead of getting out and experiencing what my new home has to offer because getting places with little kids can be so difficult and stressful. So my New Year’s resolution is to get out of my apartment and take my kids on adventures, even if it seems daunting and stressful. The few times I have done it have well been worth the trouble!
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions because come February I’ve totally fagged out on it. Instead, I just try to do the best I can do every day. After all, if I’ve awakened that morning, my day has already started off well.
I studied Italian in college, but I’ve forgotten most of it since then. So I’d like to try to relearn the language before I go to Rome later this year!
Drink wine with friends more often.
Wear pants less often.
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
My goal in the coming year is to save more money and start doing yoga. I love all of your books and I am so excited about the giveaway!
Mine is to finally read at least some of the books that are piled up around the house. I realize that if I win, it’ll add to the stacks, but that’s okay. Really! 🙂
I resolve to finish more books in my TBR pile! Less Netflix, more reading 🙂
My Year’s resolution is to try and enjoy life more and stress less about work and school.
Walk the Camino!
My new year’s resolution is multi fold-I need to get my life back in line with a healthy lifestyle-less junk food, more reading, more quality time with family (most important) and more time focusing on what truly brings me joy-faith, family and friends.
My resolution is to relax more!
What a fun contest 🙂
To gain weight and to lead a happier and healthier life. 🙂
I am getting going on that resolution already. To walk at least 4km a day!
To stress less and read more
My resolution for 2016 is, I am going to try to eat a healthier diet and just enjoy life.
Relevant to this thread, one of my resolutions is to finish up the final 3 novels of the Carnation series, definitely!
As always, to lose weight and exercise more. I’m also going to try to get through all the books in the Pink Carnation series. Happy New Year!
I am determined to buy stay out of craft stores!
Exercise more, eat healthier, lose weight. Ugh.
Take another fabulous trip. Yea!
To eat healthier and actually exercise.
Resolved to work on my temper, especially with bedtime for my littles. Thank you for the giveaway!
read more books
To learn to accept that things happen out of my control, and learn to say no more often. We lost many loved ones this past year and seemed to jump from crisis to crisis this past year! So, I’m hoping for a quiet uneventful year and to take things that are beyond my control with grace and poise. I hope to try to slow down more, find joy in the mundane, and not be so “busy” all the time running the kids all around. Have a Happy New Year! I hope it is great!!! Looks like I have some reading to catch up on!
My resolution is to have no resolutions!
My resolution is too do as much as I can to help end any animal abuse, domestic or wild.i want to help more with rescues.
I met you at RT convention…love your pink series…just finished That Summer…great contest,…thank you.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
To do well on the MAT in January and get accepted into the grad program I am aiming for!
My resolution is to stop with all the online shopping I do!
To train for a half marathon!
My resolution for 2016 is to stop procrastinating and get to updating my house. Also to read more books than I did last year. Happy New Year.
My resolution is to get back to exercising after my surgeon clears me and to get pregnant!
My resolution is to fix up the bedroom since my son has moved out and finally have a guestroom with a real bed!
Appreciate things more and try not to get so worked up. And lose the baby weight.
I heard a new author had released a book
And thought that I should have a look
From the beginning I was hooked
Then came the second Pink Carnation book
I just couldn’t wait to read that book
When three came out I was in sheer heaven,
The next thing I knew I was on book seven.
Then eight, nine, ten and eleven
Finally there came book number twelve
Then it too went on the shelf.
My resolution is to finally do something about my house. To make a decision to stay or go. And quit talking about it!
My resolutions are to read more books this year than I did last year, and to do some sewing for myself (not just for my kids, for a change!).
Excellent, thank you! I’m halfway through my second reading of the Pink series and can’t wait for January 19th and a new book! My New Year’s Resolution is to make a better and more frequent effort to call old friends and catch up.
My resolution is to further my education.
Hooray for new give aways! My New Years resolution is to spend more time with my family. I just finished grad school so I finally have time to spend with loved ones!
My resolution is to finish a few projects like a photo scrapbook and a half crocheted blanket that I have put aside because I am always reading.
This it. This is the year. Not like those other years; those were a warm up. In 2016, I will finish The Crochet Project of Doom.
This year, the husband and I will be checking several more Ren-faires off of our list.
This year I’m going to de-clutter and do more walking.
This is the year I learn to swing dance.
My resolution is to find 5 different publishers to work with in the year 2016
My resolution is to keep up with my reading(now that I have caught up while on maternity leave) and to be a good mommy to my 3 bambinos.
My resolution is to quit smoking for good. So hard, except when I’m lost in a good book!
My resolution is to write more poetry.
My resolution is to spend more time doing the things I enjoy instead of working in the evenings and weekends too. I lost both parents recently and am reminded of the precious time we have with our loved ones. So I plan to finish the second half of my book and spend more time with my family. Best wishes for a wonderful year!
My resolution is to take a spin class and barre class! Yikes!
I have a few resolutions…kinda big ones. I want to lose at least 40 pounds so I don’t have to live in pain anymore. I want to de-clutter my house. I want to figure out what I want to do with the years I have left. And finally, I want to read more! 🙂
Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunities, Lauren!
To strive to always be my best self.
To stop using plastic bags when shopping.
My resolution is to continue with working on healthy eating.
THANKS for the giveaway.
I just finished The Forgotten Room….LOVED IT. THANK YOU.
My resolution is, once I’m finished my distance learning course, to spend at least 1/2 an hour cleaning my house or something in it. I’m not a martyr or anything, my wonky brain feels better with a clean house AND to spend at least 1/2 an hour reading – this part might be easier than the first part. This also helps my brain feel better.
I have to resolutions:
1. Paint more pictures
2. Read more books
My resolution is to spend more time with my husband!
Happy New Year Lauren! Love your books! My new year’s resolution is to get more plays written and produced and read more books(I’m a playwright, so this bodes well for me!)
Cheers to 2016! While fairly cliche, my resolution is to find a regular exercise routine that works for me. Also, to try and get more books from the library than buy them!
My resolution – try to procrastinate less, and to read one book for every book I add to my toppling ‘to be read’ pile. If I do that I may have a chance of decreasing the pile to more managable levels, that’s the hope at least!
Happy New Year to all, and best wishes for a wonderful 2016!
1 Healthier eating
2 Clean out butler’s desk
3 less time on my computer
My resolution is to get healthier.
I know its common resolution but of course lose weight also be debt free 😉
But I would love to see a PG version of the Pink Carnation for middle schooners. I think it would be great for young women to read about a women who went against society rules and became one of the greatest spys. Just saying
My New Year’s resolution for 2016 is to volunteer more often at my local Food Bank and nonprofit historic properties.
My New Years resolution is to stop making promises to myself I can’t keep! Do what I love to do and enjoy every moment and every person! Because life is short and everyday we are blessed to have another sunrise! I want to always do what makes me happy and love others!!
My resolution is to find happiness, in whatever form it appears. 🙂
My resolution is to read 120 books in 2016 🙂
I have a number of goals.
1) To make something of my career.
2)To lose the weight I’ve gained this year.
3) Volunteer more.
My 2016 resolution is that every morning before i get in my scooter i take a few steps and see if my feet and legs will walk and then i pray and thank the lord that this disease has not taken my life yet!
Not one resolution. I’d just be happy to be healthy this year!
My resolution is to reinvent myself into the person I want to be. This means regular exercise, a makeover, a new wardrobe, and a better attitude!
Happy New Year!
Wishing you a Happy New Year! My resolution for 2016 is to simplify my life and spend more time engaged in meaningful activities.
My resolution for 2016 for starters, is to read THE FORGOTTEN ROOM which comes out on MY BIRTHDAY! I’m so excited!
I have 3 resolutions: finish organizing my house, lose weight, and get a colonoscopy.
My resolution is to be more patient. I truly, deeply need to learn to integrate this into my life. I let small things take focus away from the big picture. Also, it means that I start three books at the same time, and will drop everything to start something new once it’s released. Happy New Year, everyone!
My resolution is to wake up happy.
To get my diabetes under control which involves a 40 – 50 lb weight loss. Meh.
To be more patient and to see the humorous side of things more! Life is too short to do otherwise:-)
Read more. Cry less. Live life and be more thankful!
In 2016 I am going to turn my 10 page story into a 200 page book. I will be diligent! Today is day one!
To read more books 😉
Focus on 1 day at a time!
I am already working on two resolutions:
Fist to work out on my elliptical every day that’s possible. Second, to transfer all our old home videos, negatives, and as many photos as I can get to in a year to digital files to preserve and share them. I also want to work in a trip or two to the coast of South Carolina, my home state.
To look at my daughter And count my blessing
To continue to purge the too many items accumulated over the years!
Thanks for the chance!
My resolution is to eat my vegetables first at every meal. I think if I can do that, everything else – health, weight loss, energy, etc. – will just naturally fall into place!