Last Weeks Winner is: NatureFairy!!!
Thank you all for your GREAT comments!! And for entering. But you still have one more chance to win!
Last Chance! I'm giving away one more Signed copy of the book or an E-copy (your choice) this week!!. In addition, I'm giving away to one lucky winner on the last day :
- Chocolate covered Brazil nuts
- The Body Shop Brazil Nut Body Butter
- Package of Ground Brazilian Coffee
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Sorry, but winners of the paperback book and the final prize must be in US or Canada, but winners of the Ebook can be anywhere.
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Answers to last week's Guess what the character would say contest!!I LOVED reading all your guesses!! I realized that I probably made the responses too difficult because I could see both characters answering multiple ways! Sorry about that.. but hey, even so, some of you got it right!! Without reposting the entire scenes, I;ll just do short snippets. The answer is in Blue
“Apparently that’s the only language you speak.” She held the dripping mud up like a trebuchet about to release its fiery projectile. “I demand you give me the proper respect due a lady on this journey or you will not only be covered in mud, but you won’t be paid.”
He chuckled. “I will be paid, Princess. The deal was to get you to Rio. There was no mention of licking your boots along the way.”
What does Magnolia say next?
A.“In case you haven’t noticed, I’m not wearing boots.” She lifted her chin. “Why, you may ask? Because my feet are swollen to twice their normal size.”B. "I would expect, being the lackey that you are, you would be quite familiar with licking boots!"
C. She gave him a coy smile. "Mercy me, did I forget to mention that part of our bargain?"
D. Tears pooled in her eyes. She tossed the mud at him, but missed. "You are a beast, Hayden, and no gentleman!"
Magnolia had never met a more obnoxious brute of a man. As soon as she relieved herself, donned some new stockings, and slid her slippers over her bandaged feet, she returned to the clearing and handed him her valise.
His amused gaze shifted from the case back to her before one of his eyebrows lifted. “Why do I want this?”
“To carry, of course.”
What does Hayden say??
A. Grunting, he turned and trudged down the trail. "I knew you were going to be trouble."
B. "I'll only carry it if I can keep all the money inside," he said with a wink.
C.“You brought it. You carry it.” He dropped it to the ground, then turning, he disappeared into the greenery.
D. Opening the case, he dumped all her belongings onto the jungle floor then handed it back to her. "There, now it won't be so heavy."
What would your spirit look like if you could see it in a mirror?One of the themes running through Elusive Hope is the difference between outward beauty and inward beauty. All you need to do is turn on a TV or look at magazine covers and you'll see that our culture is obsessed with outward beauty. People spend millions, even billions, every year on fad diets, exercise programs, make up, hair products, plastic surgery, injections, pills, etc.... just to look better on the outside, but how much time and money do we spend on our character? On our spirit??
We all know this life on earth is temporary. We know that we will ALL age, no matter how hard we try to avoid looking like we are. Compared to eternity, this life is a millisecond blip on the radar. It truly is nothing, yet we spend so much time and energy focusing on things that will fade away and be destroyed. What if I told you that your spirit being, which lives inside your body, reflects the beauty of your character and heart? In other words, the more you allow God to change your insides, to make you kinder, more loving, less selfish, more generous, less prideful, etc.. the more beautiful your spirit becomes. Those in heaven who have spent their time on earth working on growing more like Jesus will be the most beautiful in appearance, the brightest, the most glowing. And those who spend hardly any time at all allowing God to change them will be the dullest in appearance.
Now, I don't know if that's true, but there are Scriptures that speak of saints shining brightly, especially those who bring many to God. The Bible also talks about our clothing reflecting our righteous acts. (Rev 19:8). But let's say I'm right. Then, what would happen if you had a special mirror that reflected your inward beauty instead of your outward?
This is just what happens to Magnolia, my heroine in Elusive Hope. And believe me, for someone accustomed to gazing at the beauty of her reflection, she is not at all pleased with what she sees. What do you think you would see??
As a special treat, here's the Book Trailer for Elusive Hope!
So, what did you think of the trailer?? And would you be willing to take a peek into a mirror that reflected your inward beauty rather than your outward??
Leave a comment with your answers and you'll be entered in the last contest!! I'll announce the winner of the book and the grand prize next friday.
Have a great weekend!
If you don't win a copy, I hope you'll help support my writing and buy a copy of Elusive Hope. I guarantee you won't be disappointed!!