Monday, March 9, 2009

Win Mary DeMuth's Daisy Chain

We have lots going on here at Pix-N-Pens this week, so you may get a couple of posts today as I try to get all the information in. Stay tuned for the winners of the big contest from Write Integrity - I'm waiting on bios from a couple of the winners and then I'll make an announcement!

A couple of weeks ago, the CFBA offered Mary DeMuth's new release Daisy Chain as their feature, and I posted the book information, but I hadn't yet read the book at that point, so I could not post my own review.

This week, Mary is on blog tour again, and I received a 2nd copy of the book, so I'm going to give away the brand new copy this week to one of our readers. The details will follow later in this post.

Daisy Chain is one of those books you don't want to like because it's a sad story. But it's powerful and rich, filled with 3-D characters so real you forget you're reading fiction.

I don't like sad stories - it's just one of my own personal quirks that I've recently learned about myself. But I do love, and greatly appreciate, tremendous writing - and Daisy Chain is excellent.

Mary's characters - some I loved, some I hated - tugged at my emotions. I had to put the book down at times, but then found myself longing to get back to it. Finally, the story pulled me enough that I couldn't stop reading - regardless of the pain.

Great job, Mary. I think this may be one of your best books ever.

Now for the contest:

Do either one of the following items by this Friday, March 13th, and I'll enter your name into the drawing for Daisy Chain. If you do both, you'll get 2 entries.

1) Visit any of the blogs participating in the Daisy Chain tour, links below, and leave a comment on that blog. Then, come back here, and leave a comment about that blog - something you liked or discovered while there that others may want to know about.

2) Post a comment about this contest, mentioning both Pix-N-Pens and Daisy Chain, on Facebook, Twitter, or your own blog, then leave a comment here with a link to your post.

Look for the Daisy Chain tour on Facebook, too -Mary's giving away "signed (and kissed) copies" of three of her books.

Here are the blogs featuring Daisy Chain during our MARCH 9-13 Tour.

5 Minutes for Books

A Peek at My Bookshelf

A Spacious Place

Actual Unretouched Photo

Along the Way

Amy Storms

Ashley Weis

Aspire2 Blog

Awesome God . . . Ordinary Girl


Blame it on the Loud Mouth Gene

Blog Tour Spot

Bluebonnet in the Snow

Book Nook Club


Bookworm’s Nook

Bound to His Heart

Callapidder Days

Camy’s Loft

Canadian Prairie Writer

Carla’s Writing Cafe


Cyndy Salzmann

Declaring His Marvelous Work

dreamers of the day


Faith Fuel

Faith of a Single Mom


Five Bazillion and One

Giving Up on Perfect

Heading Home

Healthy Spirituality

Home-Steeped Hope

i don’t believe in grammar

it wasn’t me

Janell Rardon’s Blog

Just Pure Lovely

J’s Spot

Kindred Heart Writers


Leap of Faith

Life is one daily adventure

Lift My Noise

Lighthouse Academy

Literary Discoveries

Literary Fangirl


Margaret Daley

Mari’s Morning Room

My Life Message

Paper Bridges

Partners in Prayer for Our Prodigal


Positive Moms

Prayerfully Penned

Rachel Hauck

Refresh My Soul

Reviews by Donna

Sarah Winfrey

Scraps and Snippets

See Ya On the Net

Simplifying Motherhood

Sips ‘n Cups Cafe

Sky-High View

The Gospel Writer

The Journey of Writer Danica Favorite

The March to Freedom

The Serial Writings of Robin Shope

The View From Here

The Writing Road

Whosoever Will Outreach Ministry

Wild Words . . . Photos and Fine Art

Wisdom Walk

Word Vessel

Write by Faith

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Anonymous said...

I visited a Peek at my Bookshelf and found that when she does reviews one of the things she basis her reviews on is if it's accurate to scripture I think that is wonderful. I am a new reader of Christian fiction so this would be important to me. I would like to be entered in your contest for this wonderful book.
Lori Barnes

Mary DeMuth said...

Thank you so much for highlighting Daisy Chain for me. I appreciate it, Tracy!