Thursday, January 7, 2016

"Hello! My Name Is" Giveaway Blog Hop

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hello My Name Is...Giveaway Hop {Jan 7-14th}

Kick off the new year visiting your favorite blogs and finding a few new ones to fall in love with! Each blog is serving up some quirky fun behind the scenes facts about themselves and a great giveaway too!

Check Out the Blogs
There's a giveaway at each stop!

1. Shelley Munro (INT)  44. Jacey Holbrand (INT)  
2. The Kids Did It (US)  45. Lu Ann  
3. I Smell Sheep  46. Naomi Clark  
4. Shari @ Delighted Reader  47. Amber Morgan  
5. Anne Lange  48. Sam Cheever  
6. Brooke @ Brooke Blogs (INT)  49. Nancy Lee Badger, Author  
7. Talk Supe  50. Nana Prah  
8. The Bookshelf Gargoyle  51. Empi  
9. Debbie Haupt  52. Kitt Crescendo  
10. Jessica  53. Amazeballs Book Addicts  
11. Judy @ Musings and Ramblings (INT)  54. ExciteSteam  
12. Holley Trent  55. Kathy Bosman  
13. Laura Kaye, Author  56. Share My Destiny  
14. C.H. Armstrong  57. Author J Lenni Dorner  
15. Reading Reality (INT)  58. Sharon Kleve's Romantic Ramblings  
16. Sara Daniel  59. Joanne Jaytanie (INT)  
17. Kassiah & Meg @ Swoony Boys Podcast (INT)  60. RhiReading  
18. Jan Graham - Author Blog  61. Andrea R. Cooper  
19. Where the Story Comes First (INT)  62. Scandalous Reads  
20. Snarky Mom Reads...  63. Jessica @ Thoughts At One In The Morning (INT)  
21. Alicia @ Addicted Readers (INT)  64. Nancy Gideon...Romance by Any Other Name  
22. Maggie  65. Carol Ann Kauffman  
23. The Book Lovers Codex (INT)  66. Bridget Blackwood  
24. Amber Ella Monroe  67. Shiela's Book blog  
25. Jennifer Chambers- Strong Women ~ Bold Stories  68. Starla Kaye  
26. The Jeep Diva  69. Lea's Crazy Nights  
27. Robyn Neeley  70. Rosanna Leo  
28. Dani Harper, Author   71. Anya Breton  
29. Tory Richards  72. Iyana Jenna  
30. LaQuette  73. Cuan MacDougall Pub  
31. Pembroke Sinclair  74. Savings in Seconds  
32. Jocelyn Dex  75. Eden Ashe, Author  
33. Yolanda Speaks  76. Thea Landen  
34. Zoe Forward, Author  77. Justus Roux  
35. Kelly Cain  78. Lia Davis  
36. Bambi Unbridled  79. AK Mama Reads  
37. Sarah @ Literary Meanderings (INT)  80. Buffy Kennedy  
38. Sahara Roberts  81. Elisabeth Staab  
39. Deal Sharing Aunt  82. Romance Novel Giveaways (INT)  
40. 3 Partners in Shopping  83. Louisa Bacio Love Knows No Bounds  
41. Susan Arden (INT) #neversaynever  84. Kristina Knight  
42. MYTHICAL BOOKS (INT)  85. Becky Flade  
43. Adria's Romance Reviews  86. Clever Girls Read (INT)  

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My name is Carol Ann Kauffman.

Here are some quirky facts about me:

1. I used to have an irrational fear of spiders. But then I discovered if you spray them with hair spray, it stiffens up their little legs so they can't chase you. I now keep a bottle of hair spray in the basement.

2. I was the spelling champ in grade school (momentarily) so when you see easy words misspelled in one of my books, please know that I know better and blame the ghost in the machine, as I do.

3. When I was a little girl, my father told me I was a very bad liar because when I lied it was written on my face, so I always cover my forehead with my hand when I lie.

4. I rubbed chicken nuggets all over my hands right before I went in to pick up my new puppy so he would come to me and like me. Yes, I am not above such fast food trickery. And yes, it worked. Sixteen years later, he still loves his mama.

5. I like to cook. That doesn't mean everything I make is delicious, or even edible. It's just a hobby in the kitchen involving measuring spoons and cups and equations.

6. I like trains. I go to trains shows whenever I can. Nobody puts on makeup or does their hair to go to a train show. Actually, I'm not quite sure there are other people at these train shows, but the trains are wonderful!

I'm giving away:

An autographed copy of Sea Witch, my latest full-length sci-fi novel. It won the silver medal in the AUTHORS db 2015 Cover Contest. It's about a scientist and a mermaid, but this mermaid is no Ariel. What a love story!

Comment to be included in the giveaway and then hop on over to the other sites to see what's happening! Winner will be chosen at the end of the bloghop.


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  1. i cannot no matter what fall asleep without a fan blowing on me

  2. I was once the smartest boy in Mobile, Alabama.

  3. Omg I love mermaids! Paranormal authors seldomly write mermaid stories and I'm always on the lookout for mermaid stories I'm so glad I found you you officially have a new stalker now lol

    1. Natasha, I love mermaids, too. Have you read Debbie Herbert's mermaid books? Excellent! Siren's Secret, Siren's Treasure, and Siren's Call follow the adventures of mermaid cousins.

  4. Omg I love mermaids! Paranormal authors seldomly write mermaid stories and I'm always on the lookout for mermaid stories I'm so glad I found you you officially have a new stalker now lol

    1. Oh, Natasha, you are going to LOVE Sea Witch!

  5. one quirky fact about myself is that I always dreamed of being a chuck wagon cook, and I have my kitchen decorated that way.

  6. Replies
    1. Thank you. I was fun to write. I've been asked to write a sequel, so you may be hearing more about Laura Wilson and Scott Conner in the next book.

  7. Mermaids are such fun. Looks like an enjoyable read!

  8. I've never read a book about a mermaid. It looks good.

    1. Well, this might be your first! It has nine great reviews so far.

  9. I'd love to read about a mermaid; it would be my first mermaid read, and what better one to read first but an award winning book! Congrats on that accomplishment :)

  10. I love baking, but hate powdered sugar!

    --Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

    1. I just got a convection oven and everything I made was terrible! I may need some baking tips!

  11. Thanks for the chance! Mermaids are such gorgeous creatures I'd love to read about them.

    1. The winner will be announced on Friday. With this wonderful response, I might be giving away some ebook copies, too!

  12. This sounds like a great read. It would be fantastic to be able to exist on both land and sea.

  13. don't read "installment" books

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  14. sounds like a fun one thanks for the hop! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  15. After listening to The Mermaid by Great Big Sea, I have some serious questions about mermaid sex. Perhaps your book could clear a few things up for me. :-D

    corozondemono at gmail dot com.

  16. I am terrified of snakes. Unfortunately I don't think hairspray would work on them. I would love to win a copy of your book. Thanks for the great giveaway! bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

  17. Count me in! I love mermaids :D

  18. I can't, and shouldn't, cook. The kitchen and I are not pals. I'm okay over an open fire outside, but the whole indoor with a stove thing... nooo.

  19. I am terrified of Popsicle sticks or rather wooden utensils or sticks touching my tongue! I also have difficulty watching other people enjoy Popsicles.A fear I inherited from my Dad who is also afraid of them!