Friday, July 3, 2015

Swag Giveaway Winners!!

Refreshed from a four day mini-holiday with DH at the beach, I'm now home and ready to get back to business.  Well, technically I'm still on vaca until Monday when I begin my full-time writing career!  Woot!  

Today's announcement of the winners comes with a beach theme carried over from my trip to a little island in Southwest Florida: Sanibel.  It is a beautiful subtropical, 12 mile-long barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico.  Not much to do apart from sunbathe, shop, bicycle ride, and one of the main reasons why I love to go back: shelling.  Sanibel is considered one of the top destinations in the world for shelling.  I rose with the sun every morning and hit the beach since it being a full moon, the tide was especially cooperative at it lowest.  I managed to find some real gems during my well-honed "Sanibel Stoop." (bending over to inspect the mounds of treasure at my feet.)

So today's winner announcement uses some of the shells I found along the way! With a little help from my very own, although sunburned, Mr. Darcy, he has chosen DoC's Winners.
It's Shell Game time!

Liz's notebook, One of her cherished orchids and wood basket, and
a signed DoC paperback!
Congratulations Deborah Ann!

Congratulations LĂșthien84!

Thank you, everyone for participating!! Look for more goodies, because we have entered Christmas in July, with L13 treats and more good things DoC related!  Make sure you visit Vanity & Pride Press on FB to be a part of exclusive happenings.

Congratulations to the Winners, and don't forget to send me an email to with your information.  Hugs til next time and happy reading!!


  1. OMG! This idea of using the shells was so cute!!! Loved it!
    And happy vacation for you and your own Mr Darcy! :)
    Lots of love and hugs to you!!

    1. Thank you Daniela! I had such a fun time. Stop on over to VPP and watch the video on FB. Hope you are doing well. Hugs and kisses!

  2. Congrats Debbie and Sylvia. Well done. (Jealous!!!)

  3. Congratulations and Enjoy. I used to have a large shell collection from visits to islands in the Caribbean but decided to hide them in plain site at our nearby playground and allow the children to discover them. They never knew how they got there!

    1. What a great idea, Sheila! Kids love all kinds of shells and some on Sanibel are so tiny. I'm a shell freak!