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Congratulations to the winners: Rachel K. and Becca O.! Hope you enjoy it!

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Just in time for Christmas, I’m giving away two free copies of one of The End Begins books–your choice. I will draw two names, and each one will have the chance to choose which book they would like.

Book One: Sudden Darkness

“This end of the world story will keep you hooked from the first page. I love books where I really connect and understand the characters, and this book doesn’t disappoint. It’s so cool to see prophecies about the end of times come to life, and made into an eerily realistic storyline. LOVED THIS BOOK!”


Sudden Darkness

Book Two: Glimmering Light

Great read. I fell in love with Amelie and Zack in the first book, and became even more so here.  It is engrossing to think about what could happen in a situation like that, and Margot Hovley does a fantastic job letting me experience it. I was constantly in the middle of the action, trying to think if I could do nearly as well, and it makes the characters feel genuine and strong. Delightful mix of suspense and adventure. Really well developed characters.”


Glimmering Light_COVER


Entering is easy. Just leave a comment stating which way you follow me: Facebook, Twitter, Email subscription to this blog, or stalking me in dark alleys. Then tell me one thought you have about the end times. Are you scared? About what? Excited? Hopeful? Any thoughts you’d like to share about the times to come.

And…the winner can choose which format they’d prefer, as well–paper or ebook.

That’s it! The giveaway will end on December 10, giving plenty of time for the book to arrive in time for Christmas.

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Stephanie! You’re the winner of two tickets to the Really Big Cooking Show, this Saturday from 9-1 at Thanksgiving Point. Email me at mhovley (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Have you heard about the Really Big Cooking Show? (click here to learn more)


It’s going to be this Saturday, April 13, from 9-1, with tons of great classes. Tickets are $12 or $18 at the door, but!!! I am giving away TWO tickets. Yup. Free, courtesy of my publisher, Covenant Communications, which is a sponsor for the show.

It’s simple. All you need do is leave a comment on this post and you are GOLDEN. The contest will end Thursday morning.

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…to see my byline in print.

My review of the new book by Jennifer Chiaverini, The Wedding Quilt, appeared in the Deseret News yesterday, in the Sunday Arts section. You can also see it here:

The Wedding Quilt

To celebrate I’ll give away a free copy of this beautiful hardcover book. To enter, become a follower of this blog and leave me a comment.

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Beth Ovwermyer says:

Someday, somehow, I shall win this book. COUNT ME IN!


Beth… somehow your someday is here! Email me your shipping info to mhovley at gmail dot com. Congratulations!

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First, I gotta say I love this cover. Isn’t it so supercool?

Nick’s life as a CIA spy should be fulfilling, but it has only given him unhappiness–a wife who committed suicide and two daughters who resent everything he has become. Now, stuck in the Amazon on the last mission of his career, he must track down Matheus Ferreira, a drug lord and terrorist the U.S. has tried to bring down for years. If he succeeds, he’ll have the chance to start his life over again.

And so this exciting, action-packed story begins. I enjoyed Michelle’s gritty characters–well-drawn and believable. The interweaving of the Monarch butterfly symbolism is skillful and subtle. If you like thrillers with heart, you’ll want to read MONARCH.

To win a free copy, along with a signed poster and bookmark, all you need to do is comment by October 15. Nice and easy!

I also recommend Michelle’s blog, The Innocent Flower. She has great info there on writing and also her publishing journey, both indie and traditional.

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The winner of the First Inklings Bloghop Contest is….

Brenda Child!

Start making plans for spending all that loot on Amazon. I’ll email you the code. Congratulations, and thanks to everyone for participating. I love having new friends!

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Welcome to the Awesome August Blog Hop, where bloggers from all over the Internet have come together to throw a summertime party!

Every blog on this hop is offering a fun prize, and entering is quick and easy. Simply follow the instructions on each blog, leave a comment, and bop right along to the next blog. You can win multiple times, so be sure to check out all the participating blogs!

On my blog, you can win a $15 Amazon gift card! Because you can NOT have too many books.

To enter:

1. Become a follower of this blog, be it Google Friend Connect, a blog reader, or RSS email feed. (If you’re already a follower, you’re golden. In more ways than one.)

2. Do any of these: Follow me on Twitter (@the_damsel), be my friend on Facebook (Margot Hovley), or mention my blog on Twitter, FB, or Google Plus. (I won’t complain if you do more than one) Or, you can “like” my other Facebook page, the one for my self-reliance blog, Old School.

3. Leave me a comment and tell me that you’ve done both things. If your e-mail isn’t available through your profile, I’ll need you to leave that, too – I can’t tell you if you’ve won if I can’t contact you!

This blog hop runs through Wednesday night at midnight, so be sure to enter before then! The winner will be notified by e-mail.

Now that you’ve entered my contest, come meet all my other blog friends and see what fun things they are offering!

Awesome August Blog Hop Participants

1. Tristi Pinkston, LDS Author
2. Karen Hoover
3. Michael Young
4. Kristy Tate
5. cindy Hogan
6. Julie Bellon
7. Margot Hovley
8. Laurie Lewis
9. Mandi Slack
10. Melanie Jacobson
11. Joyce DiPastena
12. Renae Mackley
13. Debbi Weitzell
14. Donna Hatch
15. Carolyn Frank
16. Marsha Ward
17. Stacy Coles
18. Bonnie Harris
19. Danyelle Ferguson aka Queen of the Clan
20. Diony George
21. Lisa Asanuma
22. Susan Dayley
23. Christine Bryant @ Day Dreamer
24. Stephanie Humphreys
25. Ranee` Clark
26. Tamera Westhoff
27. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
28. Heather Justesen
29. Rebecca Talley
30. Jennifer Hurst
31. Aimee Brown
32. Cheryl Christensen
33. Rachelle Christensen
34. Imaginary Reads
35. Andrea Pearson

Learn more about Awesome August Blog Hop here.

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