Celebrating the Release of Surrender to Ruin With a Contest

To celebrate the release of Surrender to Ruin and because I’m in the giving mood, I am giving away two necklaces, one here, and one on my Facebook Author page. Here are pictures of the one I’m giving away here. I don’t have the right lighting, but I did the best I could. Both necklaces are Swarovski crystal. I bought them from a woman who had to move her jewelry business to her husband’s frame shop here in my town because they lost their house in the Northern California fires. They are both commuting from San Francisco. So these necklaces have some history already.

The rules to enter are below the pictures.

A teardrop shaped purple crystal set in a silver-colored backing.

Purple crystal necklace from further away

A closer view of a purple teardrop shaped pendant on a silver-colored chain

Closer view of purple crystal necklace


The Rules

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be 18 to enter. International OK. If the winner does not respond with a valid mailing address within 5 days of notification, I will select an alternate winner. Winner chosen at random via the plug in “And The Winner Is.” Contest closes Midnight Pacific on Friday December 15, 2017.  To enter, please leave a comment on this blog in which you answer this question: “What’s a nice thing someone did for you, or that you did for someone else.”

Feel free to also enter the other contest at my facebook author page. You have to also comment on that post.


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14 Responses to “Celebrating the Release of Surrender to Ruin With a Contest”

  1. girlfromwva says:

    my son came over the other night after he got off from work and put 2 parts on my car. saved me $$ on labor costs! plus got me back on the road!

  2. Margaret says:

    When I got home from work today, complaining of a sore shoulder, my daughter started massaging it for me. She’s a sweet critter. 🙂

  3. Margaret Murray-Evans says:

    My husband is always doing things for me before I even think about it. He’s a winner!

  4. Rose says:

    Have been sick all week with some kind of awful crud, and my hubby has patiently tried to take care of me, bringing home many take out meals. He has not complained about the horrible mess the house is, or commented about how far behind I am in Christmas preparation.

  5. Paula L Rollins says:

    Making Custom pillowcases(24) for my son’s co-workers because he asked and wants to help lift their spirits…

  6. The nicest thing that happens to me everyday is when my daughter pushes my wheelchair into work every day. I am truly blessed!

  7. Sara M says:

    I suppose the fact that my inlaws are letting us live inbtheir home is nice.

  8. Shavana (BeanieBrain) Merrick says:

    Love this necklace. It was actually a nice to me by some coworkers. I recently had a set back at work so to cheer me up two of them (separately) made goodies one brownies and one banana bread. I have really great friends. Thank you

  9. Danielle Corrow says:

    my boyfriend got me a pet bunny to help me with my anxiety. we had him for 9 years, he passed away a couple months ago. he helped through so much tough times.

  10. Fay says:

    I was gifted a car when I really needed it! And my grandsob helps me on a daily basis when I need him.

  11. Sharla Long says:

    My sister knows I love gnomes and so she bought me a really cute set of gnome tea cup/infusers for my birthday. They are adorable and I can’t wait to use them!

  12. Ruth Gutscher says:

    It has been a long year for me healthwise this past year, after a stay in the hospital,and 2 surgeries on both my legs.. I can say I am finally on the mend… Thank you for the chance,the necklace is beautiful

  13. KathleenR says:

    My brother and his son came to visit for about a week and spent two days cleaning up fallen leaves and other debris in my yard–one of those “I’ll get to it … sometime” tasks I had put off–in between helping to take care of our parents. And my brother dug trenches in hard clay soil for me to plant new bulbs in the garden! My champions!

  14. Larisa says:

    Just this week a good buddy surprised me with two of my not inexpensive prescriptions, paleo treats from a bake shop, and new plaid flannel pj’s with coordinating reading glasses. One part medical support, one part humor, two parts sheer kindness. His thoughtfulness made a cold aching week less isolating, brought back the gratitude for my friends and situation. Hard to be grumpy in purple & fuchsia plaid pj’s, purple readers, with a new book, tray of treat & tea, and cat in lap.