Saturday, July 14, 2012

It's a Party!!!!!!!!!!!

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Are you ready to CELEBRATE?? I've been ready since I was BORN. 

(haha, bad birthday joke, I know...)

There is no way I could throw a party just for me. Oh no, this celebration is ONLY an excuse to throw a party for some super special people in my world. I've been wanting to throw a party to celebrate the success of some fabulous authors for some time and NOW I FINALLY GET TO!!!!
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So get comfortable. Have a slice of cake...

Blow out a candle! Lick that frosting and settle in for a fun day...

(be sure to read the bonus fun at the bottom!)






Oh.

My.

Goodness.

If you have NOT read any of the novels pictured below, you are sorely missing out. 







BONUS PRIZE!!
Thank you to MaryLu who has offered an ADDITIONAL prize to giving away Veil of Pearls.
Check it out on Amazon!



Keli, Olivia, Dani, MaryLu, Katie and Beth are SUPER ladies and authors.

Women who ALL have released a new book in 2012. 

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What BETTER way I ask you, to celebrate my birthday, then to celebrate these fabulous authors?

They seriously make my literary world that much brighter. I would be a sad and lost reader without fiction that stands up and stands OUT.


All have promised to stop in today as they can and visit with YOU! So rest assured your questions will be answered and the party will be that much more fun. In short: this day is going to be  BLAST!

Several things you need to be aware of:
This party ONLY LASTS 24 HOURS.
The winners will be announced tomorrow, July 15th (my actual b'day ;-)
You have from midnight July 14th until twelve noon on July 15th to enter. :-)

Want extra entries?
The more comments you leave...the more entries you get!

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A word to the wise: one letter comments or one word comments do not count. (Seekerville flashback--I know certain friends will laugh at this. ;-)

SO here's an excuse to keep stopping by and commenting!

Throughout the day I'll be posting TRIVIA and QUESTIONS and NEW RELEASES for our authors, for you to answer in the comment section. It could have to do about the author. Their books. Or even...me!

It'll be COMPLETELY RANDOM, so stop by often. Remember, the more you comment, the more entries you get! I'll be removing comment moderation so your comments should pop up immediately. 

The Prizes!
Each of these super-duper authors have promised a copy of their book to win! Even if you own a copy already, I bet you know someone who loves to read as much as you do! 

For four of these authors, the party is belated--May being the original party month. Better later than never!

For KELI the party is a perfect time as her debut novel released JULY 1ST!!

And MaryLu...I never need an excuse to celebrate a coming release from her!

Wooo-hooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

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Let's get this party STARTED!

Celebratory Congrats
to these AWESOME authors!!










The winner of the RSVP pre-party prize is...
Kara Grant!! 


Thanks for RSVP'ing everyone!! There were 116 RSVP's. WOW!! :D


Our first FUN posting for today is brought to you by Beth!
Beth, you make my world TEN TIMES brighter. I'm so blessed for know you. :D






Coming Novel Feature!!
Readers who fell in love with Robin Price in Wildflowers from Winter
 will be in for a treat as Robin takes center stage.
Can she let go of her past before it paralyzes her future?
Will she trust that we worship a God of second chances? 


If you are anything like me and LOVED Katie's debut novel then you are just as excited as I am for this coming release. Wishing the release date wasn't so far in advance!


Coming Novel Feature!!
Piper McKenna couldn't be more thrilled that her prodigal brother, Reef,
 has returned to Yancey, Alaska, after five years.
But her happiness is short-lived when Reef appears at her house covered in blood.
Talk about a teaser! If you read Dani's debut novel  then you probably saw the subplot love story between Piper and Landon. Be still my heart, Dani, you did a FANTASTIC job of teasing us with their story. I am literally so anxious and eager for book #2.


Coming Novel Feature!!
Annie Friesen, a software creator, needs to protect her intellectual property from her scheming partner.
After escaping the threat in Colorado Springs,
she runs straight into the hospitality of an Amish family in San Luis Valley.
When Annie discovers her own ancestral connection
to the plain people, her worlds collide. 
I've been shying away from more and more Amish books, because it seems to be a full genre, but I say that this one has my attention. What a unique premise; I love that about it! Release date is October! 




Coming Novel Feature!!
Charlotte Farrow, maid in the wealthy Banning household on Chicago’s opulent Prairie Avenue,
 has kept her baby boy a secret from her employers for nearly a year.
But when the woman who has been caring for her son abruptly returns him,
Charlotte must decide whether to come clean and face dismissal
or keep her secret while the Bannings decide the mysterious child’s fate.

Look at this fun surprise two of my dear friend's kids put together for me!! Pepper Basham...YOU ROCK!












First Trivia Question:
(all the trivia questions will stay on the blog, so you have the option to continue answering through the day)
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**You may look up answers if you don't know**


What is the name of the 10 year old little girl in Keli Gwyn's debut novel?


Second Trivia Question:
**You may look up answers if you don't know**
Who is the secondary love interest between in Dani Pettrey's debut novel?


Third Trivia Question:
**You may look up answers if you don't know**
What was the name of MaryLu's first trilogy of books?


Fourth Trivia Question:
**You may look up answers if you don't know**
What is the name of the book store in Estes Parks that Allison likes to visit in Beth's debut novel?



Fifth Trivia Question:
**You may look up answers if you don't know**
Name the novel! Which novel featured above does this line come from: 
He’d bungled things again, had he? It wasn’t like him to tickle his tonsils with his toes. 



Sixth AND FINAL Trivia Question:
**You may look up answers if you don't know**
How old will I be tomorrow, July 15th (my actual birthday? ;-)


FYI: Blogger is having a hard time keeping up with us, so comments aren't showing up immediately. Don't worry, they are eventually coming through. We've been a busy group today!


Also, though the trivia questions are done, the party will last until noon pacific time July 15th. So keep partying on!! :D

374 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Casey!!! :D

    I'm just dropping in to say hi before I leave on vacation in the morning (you know where - hope to see you there!! ;) ). I hope your party is awesome, dear friend!

    I've read five of those six books, and all five were fantastic!! Now, I don't know if one measly little comment is going to do me very well in today's giveaway, but I would love a chance to complete the list and read A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California (congrats, Keli, on the release!!). :) Plus, California is my home state! Yay for California girls! ;)

    Too bad I can't just leave a bunch of one letter comments now for more chances before I go... *snaps fingers* Hahaha, yes, I do remember that day in Seekerville! ;)

    Well, I'll take a slice of cake for the road, wave a cheery hello and goodbye to everyone, and hopefully see you soon, Casey!! :)

    ~Amber

    amberstokes[at]corban[dot]edu

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    1. I knew you'd like that one letter comment reference. ;-) See you soon!!!!

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  2. Casey,Happy birthday!! =)
    Wishing you a day as sweet as your cake! And judging by this beautiful post, nobody knows how to throw a party like you.
    So the name of the little girl: hmmm... Tildy?
    This will be fun, woke up early looking foward to it!

    God Bless you Casey! And thank you for having everybody.

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  3. The next time I need to throw a birthday party, Casey, I am going to ask you to help me do it!
    Happy, Happy Birthday, precious friend! (Yes, I know I said it and sang it in the vlog, but why not post it here too?)
    I'm reading Keli's debut novel right now -- and loving every turn of the page!

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    1. Absolutely, I'll be in CO Springs in a snap. You were SO SWEET to make a video and sing to me. Love that. Love you!

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    2. Hi Beth, love the birthday video, I may have to hire you for my blog LOL! ;-)

      xoxo~ Renee C.

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    3. Casey,
      You have a standing invitation to come visit me. Despite the Waldo Canyon Fire, COS is quite lovely! And Renee, I'll come over and be silly on your blog anytime!

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    4. Hahaha woohoo! Where's Katie G? We'll have to get her too since I know how funny she is from Rel's soiree. :-D

      xoxo~ Renee

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  4. And come to think of it, I am sorely missing out because I have not read any of those books!
    Oh, Well, here's to a win!

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  5. Happy Birthday, Casey! I hope it's an awesome one!

    I haven't read ANY of those books, which makes me wonder how that happened. ;)

    Tildy is the little girl's name. (I had to look on Amazon).

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!


    The little girls name is TILDY.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  7. Happy Birthday Casey! And cheers to the birthday party! I haven't read any of these books! What a fun way to celebrate!

    Julie@My Favorite Pastime
    gravesok(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Happy birthday, Casey! What a great birthday bash! =) I've read Olivia's book and am now reading Katie's, but the other three look amazing!

    I believe the little girl's name is Tildy.

    lubell1106(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Happy birthday a day early Casey! I guess you don't share a b-day with my hubs, but very close!

    Super excited to pop in and out here throughout the day. It'll be a very WELCOME break from my edits for book 2, Wishing on Willows.

    Oh....and I totally know the answer to the trivia question. Am I allowed to answer? I just started Keli's book last night and am already hooked!

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    1. COOL people (as Camille Eide told me) are born on July 14th AND 15th. Best days of the month ever. ;-)

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  10. Oops, I'm reading Veil of Pearls right now as well... LOVING it!

    lubell1106(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Happy Birthday Cassey! I know you actual birthday is tomorrow, but I would like to let you know share you birthday weekend with with my father-in-law he is 85 today, and my pastors wife.

    I enjoyed Submerged very much; the other books are on my TBR list.

    I'll check back as I am able.

    Enjoy your day!

    Tammi

    dandtdearing{at}earthlink{dot}net

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CASEY - Your blog is awesome - and I would LOVE to win any of these books today ! ! ! !

    The little girls name is TILDY

    Have a fun day.

    Carla
    littlebird@hur.midco.net

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  13. Hi, just found out about your blog from another blog Cross and Cutlass where MaryLu suggested we pop over hear. Wow, 6 books that look good and I need to put on my list. Can't wait to learn a little bit more about each other and their books.
    Anyway, Happy Birthday to You. What a fun way to celebrate.

    After doing a little research I would guess that the 10 year old daughter is Tildy?

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  14. CASE!!!!!!!!!!!! I thank God for the day you were born, you sweet thing!!! Honestly, yours is one of THE BEST friendships I have forged as a writer with a dear friend who has blessed me without measure!!

    But I sure am glad I didn't have to do a video singing happy birthday to you (I'm guessin' you are, too, after the ACFW workshop last year ...), but I commend Beth on a lovely voice and LOTS of courage!!

    I have read two of the six books -- Katie's Wildflowers From Winter is AMAZING -- STILL haunts me, and I read it last year!! And MaryLu?? Simply one of the THE BEST romance writers in the Christian market today and at the top of my "must read for pleasure" list. Veil of Pearls is her BEST work yet and one of my top faves in the CBA -- EVER!!! Love both Katie and MaryLu as friends as well, although ML and I are twins separated at birth ... uh, by about 10-20 years, I think. If not by age, then by looks, the little brat! Hey, sis!! ;)

    Anyway, Case, THANK YOU ... and THANK YOUR MOTHER for not only giving birth to one of the kindest, sweetest, most encouraging human beings I have ever met, but for giving me a simply remarkable friend as well.

    And although I have not yet had the privilege to read Keli's book, I did sneak a peek on Amazon to confirm that TILDY is the daughter's name, a young lady I'm looking forward to getting to know when I read Keli's book, which I am DYING to do!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CASE, AND HAPPY WEEKEND, ALL!!

    Hugs,
    Julie

    LOVE YOU!!
    Julie

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    1. Julie, you SO SPECIAL to me. I wish we lived closer, but I'm so thankful for the friendship forged across the internet. I wouldn't trade it for anything else. It has blessed me in so many ways. Love YOU!

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    2. Aw!! Julie - you are too AWESOME! Can't wait to see you at ACFW! I owe you a glass of wine. :)

      You do know your endorsement is on the COVER of my book, right? Such a great endorsement, it is!

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  15. Happy happy day!

    The little girl's name is Tildy, short from Matilda, which seems adorable!

    Thanks so much.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I have read NONE of these books :( :( But I DO own Katie's! Happy Birthday tomorrow, my friend! I'm gonna say Tildy on the first trivia question, since other people above have already said it ;)

    Enjoy your PARTAY!

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  17. Happy Birthday dear Casey!!! Have a wonderful day today and tomorrow...how 'bout all week!

    The little girls name is Tildy!

    Smiles & Blessings to you,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  18. i'v read two of the novels, and enjoyed both of them. The ones i haven't read, and am looking forward to. Have an awesomely great day. This way you get to celebrate all weekend! Thanks for your generous gifts.

    mitziUNDERSCOREwanhamATyahooDOTcom

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  19. Happy Birthday! I have not read any of these books yet but I've heard great things about all of them and hope to get to read all of them! Great celebration you are having!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  20. Casey Miranda....

    Happy Birthday to you!!!
    And thanks for inviting me to your fabulous party.
    I'm looking forward to spending the day w/ you and your friends.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  21. Casey....

    I was so excited that I completely forgot to answer your trivia question....oooops.

    Tildy is the name of the sweet 10 year old girl in Keli's novel.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  22. Tildy is the name of the 10 year old in Keli's book.
    Amy Campbell
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  23. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CASEY!!!!!!

    Matilda is the name... Tildy is her nickname:-)

    LOVE YOU my friend and hope your day is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I love that I share a birth month with Annabelle! You're awesome, Krista, SO GlAD I know you. Love you too!

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  24. Yaaayyyy, Casey! Happy happy birthday...a day early. And yay for Beth's video too...loved it.

    I've read all but two of the books...and the remaining two are at the top of my TBR pile. In fact, I might need to shirk all today's to-dos and focus solely on reading...and stopping by your party. :)

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    1. There ya go! I like that to-do list already. ;D

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  25. All of these novels sound so great! I received Veil of Pearls in the mail yesterday. Can't to start it in a day or so. Still waiting for Keli's book to come. I'm so excited!
    Amy Campbell
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  26. Happy Birthday! What a fun way to celebrate.

    I do believe the name is Matilda by she likes to be called Tilly ;) I loved this book!!!

    homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

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    1. Correction! That's "Tildy" not Tilly :) I thought of it while I was brushing my teeth!

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    2. Oh, the things we think of while we are brushing our teeth ...
      Which reminds me, I need to go brush my teeth!
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  27. Looks like your have lots of friends celebrating! yeah

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  28. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY CASEY!! Exciting Party!! Looking forward to it!

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  29. Fun fun!!! Happy birthday!

    And Beth, I loved your vlog. Too fun to see you sing. :)

    I just started Keli's book and love it. I've read all but two of these books and they are all fabulous, written by women with such an inspiring heart for the Lord.

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  30. Happy Birthday Casey!!!!! This is such a fun way to celebrate! :)

    Tildy is the name of the 10-year-old in Keli's novel.

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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  31. Happy birthday, Casey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It's such fun to help you usher in your 21st birthday!

    In honor of this BIG event, I have 21 wishes for you.

    I wish you. . .

    Happy days
    Laughter
    Smiles galore
    Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate
    Ice cream
    Cake with lots of frosting
    Treasured friendships
    Chairs available when the urge to dance strikes
    Sweet times of fellowship with "old" friends
    A host of new friends
    Moving times of worship
    Good books
    Time to read
    Tonz of inspiration
    Words that pour forth onto the page
    Fun times at conferences
    Awesome pitch sessions
    Requests from publishing pros
    An offer of representation
    A First Sale
    A multiple-book contract

    And since I'm a romance writer, I'll add a bonus:
    A godly young man who is worthy of you--in the Lord's time

    And since I speak a little German, I'll end with this. . .
    Alles gute zum Geburtstag!

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    1. Keli, those 21 wishes will follow me all through this coming year, I know. Thank you, sweet friend!!

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    2. Keli,
      What an amazing, fun, thoughtful list. LOVE it and love your heart :)

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    3. Keli has the kindest heart of anyone I've ever met.
      And you know, Casey, with the wish I wished for you, you now have 22 wishes.
      But, as I said, I can't tell you what I wished for you.
      ;O)

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  32. FIRST OF ALL, HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPY BIRTHDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! I SINCERELY HOPE/PRAY YOU WILL HAVE MANY, MANY MORE IN THE FUTURE!!

    SECONDLY, Mrs. Lessman, her name is Tildy, and Keli Wynn's book is A FANTASTIC READ! I had the privilege of reading it as an influencer, and I really, truly enjoyed it! You will love it!! ANYONE who reads it, will LOVE IT!

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  33. Happy Birthday, Casey.

    I can't think of a better idea for a party than to celebrate it with books!
    And what great authors and fabulous books.

    Fun, fun. Be back later.

    Oh and Trivia #1 Eleanora's daughter's name is Matilda ("Tildy") Watkins.

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  34. LOVE THIS!!!!
    Happy Birthday my dear, SWEET Casey!
    Beautiful job, Beth :-)
    And WOW - really - there are some great books listed in your post, Case. I can't WAIT to read Marylu's new one! WOOHOOOO!!! And I just finished Keli's - Oh. So. SWEET!

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    1. Hello Pep! Keep stopping by, you might win one. :D

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  35. Hey Casey!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY you young (excitable and high-spirited) little thing! I've only read two of the six books--but the rest of them are definitely on my to-do list!

    I love reading your blog, especially when it come to your convictions about NOT SETTLING! It is SO worth the wait for a GOOD man. :D Without the love and support of my DH I don't know how I would write anything--let alone my heroic gentlemen characters. :)

    crandallberries at gmail com

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    1. Hahahahahaha! I much more "excitable and high-spirited" online. There I can through out all the woo-hoooo's I want and no one says I'm being too loud. ;-)

      I'm so excited for the AWESOME things God is doing in your life lately. AND Excited to see you come Sept!

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  36. Happy birthday, Casey. It's going to be fun to drop in throughout the day!

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  38. I forgot to mention Tildy! Sorry! And I did know it without having to look at everyone's comments--I promise! :)

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  39. Happy birthday, Casey! Love you my friend and so thankful to have met you online!! And now to get to meet you in RL this fall will just be the icing on the cake!! You are so sweet and such an encourager, we are all so blessed by you!!

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  41. Happy birthday!
    My birthday is on Monday...I'm turning 16. I haven't read any of those yet, but I'm adding them to my list. They look great!
    I already have MaryLu's books though.
    I haven't read it so I'm afraid I can't answer the trivia.
    -Rachel

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    1. Happy (almost) Sweet Sixteen to you!

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  42. Triva question number 2: (are you ready for this?...)
    I have zero idea, Casey. I'm looking up whatever I can, so I'm just going to throw in names I've found of characters who are supposedly in the book :

    - Bailey and Cole (the main one)
    - Landon and Piper ?
    - The Mckenna family
    - Gage and Kayden ? (I'm really wondering on this one)

    Forgive me if I made a mistake. I'm just trying here...=)

    Hopefully you're enjoying your day (and the big day is tomorrow? Oh well, bday wishes in advance!).

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    1. LOL Ganise! You're right on the second guess. But it really doesn't matter, it's just a way to encourage more comments and people stopping by! :)

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  43. Happy Birthday Casey! I haven't read the first book, but the answer to the second is Piper and Landon! Can't wait to read their story next year!

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    1. Oops! Forgot to leave my email: embassie@hotmail.com

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    2. I KNOW! I'm DYING to get my hands on their story.

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    3. Hi Embassie. So fun to see you here :) So glad you're excited about Shattered. The cover and blurb is up on my blog now if you haven't already seen it. Just turned in the last line edits on it and I love it. Hope everyone else will too!

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  44. I think the answer to number 2 trivia question is Bailey and Cole.
    Amy Campbell
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  45. Thank you for confirming! (I had a feeling about that answer). Okay then,please forget about the rest.

    Ganise

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  46. Second trivia question - Piper and Landon! I have no idea if I'm allowed to participate, but I can't help myself. Trivia is too fun, especially when I know the answers!

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    1. PLEASE DO, Katie!! I love seeing everyone participate. And yes, I know what you mean. You know trivia...snag the chance to prove it! LOL!

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  47. Way to go to have an author sing you happy birthday! Happy Birthday to you for tomorrow!

    First answer: Tildy

    Second answer: Henry Reid

    Haven't read any of the books, but I can search for answers!

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  48. Um, Tildy for the first question...

    By the way, I got about ten books for my birthday a couple weeks ago. Love this! Clp1777(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Happy Birthday to you!!!

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    2. Well, mine was July 4th:) But the only thing I asked for was books! I'm obsessed lol

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  49. Happy Birthday Casey. If you are a special friend of Julie, you must be a great person. Hope you have a great day.

    Sue Hamilton
    suehamilton3@earthlink.net

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  50. Second one is Landon and Piper. This is fun!

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  51. Happy Birthday, Casey! What a fun way to celebrate. :)

    This is my first time seeing Beth live in action and I feel so honored to know a couple of these amazing debut authors! Great idea.

    I've read Wildflowers from Winter and it's a beautiful story that I highly recommend. I'm still working on getting to the others - my summers are busy with four little kiddos and a hubby who owns a landscaping business, so I'm hopoing to get to those reads this winter.

    Tildy is the name of the little girl in Keli's book and she just did a great guest post on Melissa Tagg's blog last week.

    Hope your party is a great success!! And may God bless the year ahead!

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    1. Oh I know, Gabrielle. WfW is one of the best books I've read this year. completely blew me away. You will LOVE TIldy's when you read her in Keli's book. She's a little spit-fire!

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  52. Happy Happy Birthday, Casey!!! So excited to be here celebrating with you today :))))) We're celebrating my hubby's birthday too. It's Monday but I'll be at ICRS so we're starting off with Red Velvet Cake for breakfast and presents. Thinking of you! Soooo excited about Keli's book. It's next up on my TBR list. Can't wait to dive in.

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    1. Cake at breakfast is my kind of celebration!! I'm so excited that you get to enjoy ICRS this year with your debut novel. How awesome!!

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    2. Thanks! I'm really looking forward to it. It'll be great to see some good friends and to hang with some of the wonderful Bethany House authors. So blessed to be part of the Bethany House family :))

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    3. Red Velvet cake. Mmm. My dad was always a fan of cake for breakfast.

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  53. happy birthday dear friend ~*~ I wish for you the right ring-a-ling on your daddy's phone!

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  54. Beth! I loved your birthday song and add... and many moreeeeee!

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    1. Lane,
      Thanks for adding to the song ...
      For Casey, I'd do just about anything, including a singing vlog!

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    2. Me too! Send books, send books!!

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  55. First off happy birthday to you doll, I hope you have all the fun and excitement that you deserve on your birthday...and get some nice presents too. ;-)

    Second, I read 5 of the 6 books above and they were STELLAR. I gotta say the debut novels just blew me away!!! Seriously, these people have some talent and it's crazy! Wow. I know I have a few of these women's NEXT books on my wishlist already and the only reason I don't have all their future novels on my want list is because they aren't available for pre-order yet!

    Finally, Keli's heroine's daughter is Tildy (so cute BTW) and the secondary romance is between Piper and Landon (JIC you all were wondering, Shattered is on my most wanted book list LOL). Please don't enter me for the giveaways for these two books as I've already read them and they're on my keeper shelf. :-)

    xoxo~ Renee C.
    (steelergirl83atgmaildotcom)

    p.s. Hehehe I wonder why you you made that rule about one letter comments not counting? :-P

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    1. Hey Renee :) You are such a sweetheart! So glad you are so excited about Shattered. Have you seen the cover and blurb? It's up on my website. Just finished the final line edits. So excited about this story. Hope you'll really love it. Btw, your comment just made my day :))))) Hugs.

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    2. I follow RelzReviews and I saw when she posted the cover and blurb a few weeks ago and I was over the moon LOL. I'm SO ready for February! ;-)

      xoxo~ Renee C.

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  56. Happy birthday. The first answer is Tildy.Hope you have a great birthday.

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  57. Ohhh... happy (early) birthday Casey!!

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    1. Meant to say... most of those books are already on my TBR pile, but I haven't had the chance to read any of them yet. :) Can't wait!! SO, I am "looking up" most of the answers for the trivia. Hopefully, I'll get a few right. lol.

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  58. Happy birthday. Landon and Piper..Hope you have a great birthday.

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  59. answer to "What is the name of the 10 year old little girl in Keli Gwyn's debut novel?"

    here we go from book description ~*~ hope I win a copy!! "Elenora's daughter, Tildy, thinks Miles would make a perfect papa" Makes sense it would be a nickname for Matilda. Hope I find out!

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    1. Oh, yay, and their last name is "Watkins" ~*~ sounds like a nice name to give my pet if I had one... I just need to go over to The King's Inn to "pet" Kim's kitties virtually

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  60. Trivia 2 answer: Landon and Piper? I assume that Bailey and Cole is the first. :)

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  61. "Who is the secondary love interest between in Dani Pettrey's debut novel?" Landon and Piper ~*~ thanks, Casey, at 8:06 :-)

    I love a party!

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  62. Trivia 1 answer: Tildy

    Blessings! (Happy Birthday!)

    Judy
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. Trivia question #2: Landon and Piper

    Blessings!
    Judy
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. It looks like you've got a really fun day planned, Casey! Hopefully I'll be able to stop in later today too. :)

    My answer to Trivia Question 1 is Tildy. I've not gotten the chance to read Dani Pettrey's novel, so I don't know the answer.... just yet! ;)

    Hope you have a fun celebration today and a GREAT birthday tomorrow! Congratulations to all the authors as well!

    Savanna
    ozarkwriter(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Casey!!! Well, tomorrow, that is!!! For those of you who don't know, Casey is on my Motley Crew of Book Influencers!! She's such a doll and a real treasure of a shipmate!! I barely remember turning 21 but I pray your 21st year will be filled with joy and laughter and love and lots of adventures!!
    I've only read Olivia's Novel, which I ADORED!! So, I can't answer the question... but I really just stopped by to say Hi to everyone! WOW you have so many guests dropping in for your Birthday!!! Hello ladies!! Enjoy the party! Seriously Waving at Julie Lessman, my twin sister, (who although she's is a bit older than me, looks much younger than me!! Who are you kidding, Girl?) Can't wait for your next book!!
    Hugs to all!!

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    3. So thrilled you both could stop by! MaryLu, I LOVE being on your crew. I smiled big when I read that in the cover. I've started VoP, wow, you had me at first line.

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  66. Happy Birthday! I hope it is filled with blessings and love!

    Trivia #1: Tildy.

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  67. Happy birthday! I'm already having fun! ;)

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      Katelynmwhitley@yahoo.com

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  69. Trivia #2: Landon & Piper!

    Hey another fabulous author is Deeann Gist! If you get a chance read her Love on the Line.

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  70. Trivia #2: I've read this book . . . So I SHOULD know! Um . . . . aaaah!!!!! I can't remember!!! I THINK (If I read this right) that it's Landon and Piper. I'm actually pretty sure that's what you mean.

    katelynmwhitley@yahoo.com

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  71. Along with everyone else, I wish you a Happy Birthday! The girl's name is Tildy.

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  72. Stopping by to wish you a Happy Birthday Casey! I enjoy visiting your blog and reading all your lovely posts!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND GOD BLESS!!

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  73. Happy birthday, Casey! Answer to trivia # 1 is Tildy i believe :-)

    gwen(dot)gage(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. Happy Birthday, Casey!
    I've only read Beth's book so far, so I'll have to watch for that question. I'll come back later.
    Great treats:)

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    1. Keep on comin', Mary! Got your card today, love how you addressed the envelope. Ha! :D

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  75. Happy Birthday, Casey! Here is your birthday clown *</:o)
    I haven't read any of these books, except for MaryLu's book, which was absolutely wonderful! Since I've never read these books, for which the trivia questions are about, I had to look them up. #1 Is it Tildy? #2 Is it Captain Cole McKenna and Bailey Craig? (you did say it was okay to look up the answers, didn't you?) I would love to add any of these books to my collection of to-read list. Anyway, this is a cool way to celebrate your birthday. I will try and stop by throughout the day.
    debsbunch5@jesusanswers.com

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    1. Yes! Look up the answers, dear Chaplain. Thanks for coming by!! Love that clown! :D

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  76. WHOO-HOO, CASE -- WHAT A CELEBRATION!! 114 COMMENTS AND IT'S NOT EVEN NOON MY TIME YET!!! Which just goes to show how special the day is that Casey Miranda Herringshaw was born!!! Bet you won't get too much else done today, my friend, but that's okay -- ENJOY!!

    And, KATIE!!! That glass of wine will have to wait till next year, darlin' 'cause this is the first year I am not going to ACFW EVER except for the year my son got married. But you best be in Indy, you hear?

    And YES, I DO know my endorsement is on the COVER of your book, and if it's "great," it's ONLY because it's a "GREAT" book, seriously, my friend! I am honored to be on the cover, truly.

    SUE HAMILTON!!! What a sweet thing to say and THANKS SO MUCH for coming by to say happy birthday to Case. Hope you win, girlfriend!!

    And, MARYLU ... hate to call my "sister" a liar, but if I look younger than you, you need to schedule an eye exam, darlin' -- SOON!! But that's okay ... I hang with younger gals all the time, right, Case??? Have to -- not a whole lot of older ones out there ... ;)

    PARTY ON!!!

    Hugs,
    Julie

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    1. On don't make me sad on the party day! I hate that I won't get to see you this year.

      Enough, or I'll start crying.

      These comments are awesome!! So awesome so many people are stopping by for the party for these authors. LOVE IT!!!

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  77. The Second love interest (#2)in Submerged is Landon and Piper. I loved that book. I am going to buy the second one as soon as it comes out! :) And Happy Birthday!

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  78. And the child's name is Tildy (#1)
    libbilogs(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. Hey you do such a great job at celebrating. You and my baby girl have the same birthday we are celebrating here in our house today too...How cool is that.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  80. Casey - Happy Birthday!

    This is such a great idea and a great way to raise awareness of these authors and their wonderful books! AND of course, to get all kinds of birthday blessings for yourself... tee-hee.

    I couldn't say it enough - hope this day totally blesses you as you are a real blessing to all of us.

    I'll try to stop by throughout the day - Beth: great birthday video. You blew the candle out for Casey... did you have to eat the cupcake for her, too?

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    1. LOL, only an excuse to throw a party. Who really needs one though?? :)

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    2. My daughter, Christa, who took the video for me, said,"Someone needs to eat this cupcake, right?"
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      And so she ate the cupcake.
      I couldn't because I'm a gluten-free gal & the cupcake was not.

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  81. What is the name of the 10 year old little girl in Keli Gwyn's debut novel? Tildy is the girls name.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  82. Hello again, Casey...

    The answer to trivia question number two is: Landon & Piper.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  83. Trivia #2:
    I haven't read it, but I think it's Landon!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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  84. HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVE, DEAR CASEY!!! =D

    You are such a sweetheart to celebrate others on your special day AND bless the rest of us in the process!! May the Lord bless YOU with all the desires of your giving, selfless, encouraging heart!!!

    I haven't read any of the books listed above, but I have read almost every book from the ridiculously talented, makes-me-wanna-get-abducted-by-a-pirate, MaryLu Tyndall!! ;) I am DYING to read Veil of Pearls! CONGRATULATIONS on your book release, MaryLu!! Keli, Olivia, Dani, Katie, and Beth, CONGRATULATIONS to you all on your book releases, too!! While I haven't read any of them yet, I look forward to the day that I do! :) I've seen these beautiful covers before and have heard only good things! THANK YOU ALL for a chance to win your books! God bless you and your writing!!

    Birthday girl, THANK YOU, for this fun party and chance to win these great books!!!

    Blessings,
    Amanda

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    1. Girl, we've got to find some way for you to win one of these novels. Each one is a fabulous read and I bet you'd LOVE all of them. Especially Katie's and Beth's. Great stories all of them. I'm reading VoP right now. So good!

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  85. Oops, I forgot my email! And, no, I didn't plan it that way, lol!

    ~Amanda
    mrose608{at}gmail{dot}com

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  86. So excited~ Happy Birthday girls!!! Sorry I haven't read Dani's new book, so I don't have the answer, but I appreciate being involved in this wonderful party!!!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  87. Oh, goodness! I don't know the answer to your second question either. I need to get a copy of Dani's book!!!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  88. Yay, I can't wait to see more from Landon and Piper... :P

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  89. I love a party and to have Beth sing for you is awesome! I met Tildy through a blog, and plan to get the book along with the others here I haven't read.
    pat at ptbradleydotcom

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    2. It's a Vogt Family tradition, as I said -- although it's not usually a solo!

      :O)

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  90. Who is the secondary love interest between in Dani Pettrey's debut novel?

    i'd say Landon and Piper

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  91. Happy Birthday, Casey! I'm playing catch up since I only saw the reminder a short time ago!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  92. Question #2 I believe the secondary love interest is between Piper and Landon.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  93. I haven't read the book, but cheating off of others answers looks like Piper and Landon :) haha!

    gravesok(at)gmail(dot)com

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  94. What a sweet video from Beth to you for your birthday, Casey! I love Beth's books, and it was wonderful seeing her up close and personal!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  95. What kind of cake and tea are we having today??

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    1. Carrot Cake!! It's the cake I'm actually going to make for my b'day, so we have it in abundance today and toffee bars! It's my first time making them, so hopefully they turn out. ;-) And ICED teas, since it's getting hot here. :-)

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    2. Favorite tea: Constant Comment -- and I even use it to make ice tea!

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  96. Happy, Happy Birthday, Casey! Such wonderful books listed but such wonderful ladies!

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  97. Trivia #3:
    Hmm. I'm thinking Legacy of the Kings' Pirates Series. (But CBD said it was published last year. (?) If it's not that one, then its the Charles Townes Belle trilogy, but I'm learning towards the first answer.

    Everyone seems to be having fun!

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    1. Ganise, it actually is correct. The books were taken out of print and last year MaryLu self published them again. So you're right! :D

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  98. The answer to the 3rd trivia question is:

    The Legacy of the Kings Pirates!!!

    I still get all giddy thinking of Captain Merrick *sigh* :)

    Blessings,
    Amanda
    mrose608{at}gmail{dot}com

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  99. I'm SO late to the party! Made even later still because I had to go back and catch up on all the comments. Such a fun group. Wish we could all be hanging out in person. Happy birthday, Casey. What a great way to spend your birthday-eve!

    Question 1) Matilda (Tildy)
    Question 2) Landon & Piper (I've been stalking this book all over the internet. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

    LOVED LOVED LOVED Wildflowers from Winter. And would love a chance to read any of the others.

    Hope your day is great!

    ErynnNewman (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Hello, Erynn! You can come late to any party I'm attending!

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    2. I agree with Beth. You're not late at all! The party won't be ending until tomorrow at noon, so keep on coming back! :D

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    3. Aw! Shpanks, Erynn!

      Your real life romance story = swoon.

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  100. Waving to some familiar people.

    JULIE LESSMAN!! Always good to see you!

    And MaryLu is so sweet.. =)

    Enjoy the party, everybody!

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    1. And I just noticed this, beautiful cover up there...Wishing on Willows. Sounds sweet! =) Wow, I've just noticed that I've practically used that word in every comment.. Well, I can't help it, when I'm surrounded by SO much sweetness!!

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  101. To answer the third trivia question: Legacy of the King's Pirates. I so enjoyed the first book of this series, definitely took me out on the high seas!
    embassie@hotmail.com

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  102. And question #3 popped up while I was reading comments.

    The answer is:

    The Legacy of the Kings Pirates

    Haven't read those yet either, but they look fantastic. You're adding all sorts of wonders to my TBR pile. It's like it's MY birthday. =)

    And just so you don't have to go searching again, the email address is:
    ErynnNewman (at) gmail (dot) com

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  103. Goodness so many folks and look at all the goodies-looks like a great place to be today, I have only read one of these books but they all look great. "Happy Birthday" I have never seen a larger one.
    My trivia answer is from MaryLu triolgy -Book #1 Surrender the Heart.
    I need me some of that carrot cake and a cup of coffee.
    thanks for sharing today
    PaulaO(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

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  104. The cover to Katie's future release is gorgeous!
    Amy Campbell
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you Amy! (or at least I'm guessing Amy based on your email addy). I was so pleased when my publisher sent me the final version!

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  105. MaryLu's first trilogy (I think) is The Legacy of the Kings Pirates Series.
    Amy Campbell
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  106. I'm baaaack!

    Katie's new book - can't wait! Fell in love with her characters in Wildflowers and want more! More! More!

    Marylu's first series was The Pirate Series, I believe.

    Am I supposed to leave my email address?
    beckydwriter(at)gmail(dot)com

    Fun to see all these peeps stopping in! Woo-hoo!

    Can't get the birthday song out of my head..........

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    1. Thanks Becky! So funny to read this comment as I'm working on edits right now. Just finished tweaking a scene that involves Robin, Bethany AND Evan. :)

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  107. I looked up question three. Is it Legacy of the King's Pirates?
    Clp1777(at)aol(dot)com

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  108. Happy Birthday Casey!! Haven't read any of these books yet, but Dani's book is in my TBR pile and will be next!

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  109. Answer to question one: Tildy? :)

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  110. I saw what others said for question 2: Piper and Landon


    Frequentreader19(at)gmail(dot)com

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  111. Well, I know the answer to the third trivia question but I'm not going to say. ;-) But I will say ARG.. but this be a fun party, says I! Look at all the scalawags who be attendin'!

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    1. This was my favorite of all your book series, MaryLu! Had to find someway to include it. ;-)

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    2. Thanks Casey! You gotta love those Christian pirates! ;-)

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  112. Answer to question 3: Legacy of the King's Pirates? I looked it up on Amazon. I actually used to have these books but gave them away when I was cleaning my bookshelves one year. :(

    gravesok(at)gmail(dot)com

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  113. I have a copy of most of the books, but there are two I don't have and would love to read! MaryLu's book (REALLY want to read that one!) and Beth's book (heard great things about it and would like to read it.) :)

    Thanks so much for this giveaway party! :)

    Frequentreader19(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. Hello all again, I see birthday party still in full swing, lot of names I know stopping by, I made boo boo on earlier comment about MaryLu triolgy, looked at question wrong, the FIRST triolgy was Legacy of the Kings Pirates sorry about that MaryLu, My cake was so good and hit the spot after early lunch.
    I checked also on debut novel of Keli Gwyn and little girl I think was "Tildy"
    Hope you are still having fun Casy..
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

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  115. Answer to question three: Legacy of the King's Pirates.

    Frequentreader19(at)gmail(dot)com

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  116. Trivia question #3: Legacy of the King's Pirate's Series
    The Redemption, The Reliance, and The Restitution.

    Blessings!
    Judy
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  117. Happy Birthday! And MaryLu's first trilogy was entitled Legacy of the King's Pirates. :)

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  118. I'm adding an entry for my goodreads friend who can't seem to get the comments to work for her. Her name is Danielle Walther and her email is hiya@Gmail.com. So, please enter her, Casey! Thanks!!

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  119. Oh my goodness, some fabulous new fiction coming up soon! I love it!
    Nancee
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  120. First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Casey! I hope you have a super-splendid day. I've so enjoyed getting to "know" you through the online circles we both run in. I love it when it's your turn to post on the Writers Alley and adore that we enjoy many of the same books. I finished Veil of Pearls this week. Beautiful.

    Second, what a grand idea! A party!

    Third, MaryLu's first trilogy was called The Legacy of the King's Pirates series. Didn't even have to look it up because that is a series that sticks! Charlisse is still one of my top favorite heroines and those books are part of reason my bedroom is pirate-themed (shhh! don't tell anyone!). ;)

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    1. Oh, thank you Rachelle! You've made my day with your kind comment. I agree, I love that we've connected. It's awesome. :D

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  121. So much fun to see all these comments and all these wonderful ladies. I'm getting ready to head out for ICRS, but will try to check back into the fun later tonight! Blessings again on your birthday, Casey. Hope it's a super special one :)))

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  122. And oh, my goodness, I love it that you're only a year older than me...<3 Don't know why I pegged you as a few years older. Maturity, probably. :)

    biblioprincess15@yahoo.com

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  123. Happy Birthday, sweet Casey!!!

    Praying God's continued blessings over you on your special day! May your birthday be filled with hugs, happiness, hilarity, and TONS of love!

    Love in Christ,
    Cindy

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  124. I love the covers on these books! The #3 question was easy for me, because I've read all of MaryLu's novels. 'Legacy of the King's Pirates'. The #4 questions was harder, so of course I had to search for the answer. Thank goodness for blogs! I believe it is 'Work in Progress'. And thanks, MaryLu, for sweetening the pot.
    debsbunch5@jesusanswers.com

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  125. I'm getting a late start so will add comments to answer as many questions as I can. Tildy is the name of the 10 year old girl in Keli's book. This book is in my "to be read" stack (as is Veil of Pearls).

    Happy Birthday, Casey!

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  126. Trivia question #4:
    Yeah, guess who still has no idea?
    But if you would alow me, please.
    I'd like to give a shout to all of these authors. I've been checking out your books and all of them sound AWESOME really, so my congratulations, sincerly!

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  127. The book store Alli visits in Estes Park in "Wish You Were Here" is Work in Progress. I read this book a few days ago and really enjoyed it.

    Birthday blessings to you, Casey!

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  128. July 14th,
    Hey Casey .... First and foremost -- "Happy Birthday" !!!
    First Trivia Question: I believe the 10 year old girl celebrating a birthday is: Bailey.
    Third Trivia Question: MaryLu Tyndall's "first" Trilogy of Books was the 'Legacy of the King's Pirates' series: Book 1 - The Redemption; Book 2 - The Reliance; and Book 3 - The Restitution.
    Take care, and, God Bless, In Him, Brenda Hurley

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  129. MaryLu's first trilogy is the Legacy of the King's Pirates. I think my daughter read these and really liked them since she likes pirate stories.

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