Monday, September 17, 2007


The contest for the next two weeks is extra special because it’s all about YOU! Grab your pens, and get ready to share.

Our special guest judge for this contest is the award-winning, indefatigable Boomer Babe and author ALLISON BOTTKE.

Allison, who has been coined the “God Allows U-Turns Poster Girl,” recently released her second novel, One Little Secret, and we’re celebrating its theme this week in our contest. Here’s a blurb about this incredible and fun book:

For Ursula Rhoades, her ONE LITTLE SECRET becomes her one big problem! ONE LITTLE SECRET fits seamlessly into a culture obsessed with reality TV and celebrity lives (think American Idol and E! channel). Delving into the life of a fictional rock star, ONE LITTLE SECRET takes readers on a fun-loving ride through Hollywood and the famous GRAMMY awards.

In a land of glitz and glamour, Ursula Rhoades isn't fazed in the least by the constant parade of Prada. She has a beautiful home, a loving family, and fulfilling volunteer opportunities that leave this fashionable and loving Bel-Air housewife completely content, even if she did have to give up her dreams when she married Don so many years ago. Enter Nikolai Prevelakis, or Nik Prevel to his fans, the hottest young music star in the country. But it isn't enough. Handsome, famous, and living the life of a rock star, Nik isn't content. When his path crosses Ursula's, he sees the opportunity he's been waiting for. But what seems like a harmless little secret changes their lives forever-and becomes one big secret everyone's trying to figure out!

ONE LITTLE SECRET is a Hollywood fairy tale with all the pleasures of escapist literature mixed with gentle lessons on using the talents God has given you, the power of sacrifice, self-esteem, and the value of being "just a housewife."

ONE LITTLE SECRET hooked me from the beginning. Allison has created likeable, believable characters and developed a story line that most of us, as mothers and wives, can identify with. This book encourages and inspires all of us to not give up our dreams, to be open to the possibility that our dreams eventually can come true, if we're willing to reach for the opportunities! This book makes a great, fast read (you can’t put it down!), and it also makes a wonderful gift to give to all your girlfriends and sisters.

Now for the contest this week:

Allison wants to hear about YOUR dreams. This contest theme is REACH FOR YOUR DREAMS! So write your best essay, short story, article, or poem about reaching for your own dreams. Share your hearts with us, but please limit your entries to 2000 words or less. Send your entries to tracyruckman @ gmail. com by Friday, September 28th for your chance to win. Entries will be posted online as they are submitted. You retain all rights to your entry.

Allison will judge the entries and the winner will be announced October 1st. The winner receives an autographed copy of BOTH of Allison’s novels – A Stitch in Time AND One Little Secret – plus all the promo perks (there may be a few extra surprise promos this contest) and entries into the Grand Prize Drawing in December.

We're also giving away a 2nd set of autographed books! Just leave a comment below, and your name will be entered into a random drawing!

Come - share with us as you REACH FOR YOUR DREAMS!

Oh - and I almost forgot - Allison is hosting a CASTING CALL CONTEST on her website. After reading ONE LITTLE SECRET, visit the website and cast your vote for actors and actresses YOU THINK would fit the roles of characters in ONE LITTLE SECRET! If/when the movie is picked up by Hollywood and is casted, you could win a trip to HOLLYWOOD! What a fun idea!

1 comment:

angela said...

I'm a dreamer. Something God is teaching me is how to chase my dreams without leaving my kids behind...I look forward to reading both books.