Jouney to the Fringe {Giveaway}

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I am so very excited to bring this giveaway to you today. Today’s giveaway is of the book Journey to the Fringe. It is a first in the series of the Stone Mage Wars. 

I loved this book. It really reminds me of a cross between Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. It is a fantasy book. It has magic, princesses, good and evil. It has heroes and heroines–characters willing to sacrifice the ultimate sacrifice for the good of others (this is how it reminds me of LOTR). The writing style is simple yet sophisticated. There is nothing said that is not important to the story. Any description is necessary. There is a lot of action and dialog (this is how it reminds me of Harry Potter). 

Another thing I love is that this book is clean–I would let Brayden read it. Isn’t it hard to know with new books that come out what is safe and what isn’t? You can’t just go by what people are raving about–there are plenty out there you can start to read based on recommendations and find the subject matter is quite questionable. This book is not questionable.

So a great book to giveaway to you. This is definitely worth the read and worth owning. 

And an extra bonus as to why I am so excited about it is that it is written by my good friend Kelli Swofford Nielsen. Kelli and I have known each other since middle school. We sang in choirs together throughout high school. We even attended the same university and had several classes together since we were both English majors. In college we got to be great friends. This carried into marriage and especially motherhood. She is a fellow Babywise mom and Kelli was my sounding board when Brayden was a baby. She has written a guest post here before (see Milk Supply Limit).


Kelli is a fabulous writer with such a creative mind. As I started the book, I kept thinking about Kelli writing it, but I soon was so into the story that I completely forgot it was written by someone I know. I just chuckle to think that I was in a creative writing class in college with Kelli–that my “creative” writing was being graded along side hers. I should have disclaimerd (yes, I decided disclaimered is a word) every paper with “I am a technical writer and I don’t like adjectives.”


There is one downside–this is a series and this is only book one. And a new release. So we have some time before book two. I hate waiting. At least this book doesn’t leave you high and dry–it wraps up nicely. I guess the good news is that the story isn’t over at the end–you just have to wait to read the next one. 


Today, Kelli is giving away TWO copies of her book! And not just copies, but two personalized, autographed copies. So let’s enter.


For Your First Entry: 

Become a follower of this blog. Then leave a comment. If you are already a follower (the thing where your cute face pops up with all the other cute faces of people following), comment telling me so. 

Sample Entry 
I am a follower!


For Your Second Entry:

Visit Kelli’s website.  http://www.kelliswoffordnielsen.com/ Comment saying you did so.


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I visited!


For Your Third Entry:

Blog, update your status, or tweet about this giveaway. Then comment saying you did so and which you did. 

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I blogged! valscreatsions.blogspot.com

For Your Fourth Entry:
Free Entry! But you must enter.

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Entering for free!


For Your Fifth Entry:

Like Kelli on Facebook. 
http://www.facebook.com/kelliswoffordnielsen  Comment saying you did so.

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I like her on Facebook!  


For Your Sixth Entry:
Blog, update your status, or tweet about this giveaway. Then comment saying you did so and which you did.

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I updated my status! 

For Your Seventh Entry:

Like Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on Facebook. Already do? Tell me so. Comment saying you like it. 

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I like Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on Facebook!  


Entry Rules

  • You must leave a comment in order to have an entry.
  • You must leave a separate comment for each entry. This is not so I can get lots of comments–it is because it makes it a million times easier to choose a winner. It takes less time, and less time is good. Plus, it makes sure I don’t miss an entry.
  • You don’t have to do all seven entries…for example, if you just want to follow this blog, you can just do entry one.
  • One entry per comment.
  • Up to seven entries per person.
  • You must fulfill the rules of each entry for each entry to count. If I see the entry is not valid (did not meet entry requirements), I will disqualify your entry. Trust me, I check.
  • Entries will be accepted until I choose the winner sometime September 21.
  • The winner will be randomly selected at random.org
  • The winner will be announced Friday September 21.
  • If you would like, you can add your email address to your entry. If you are the winner, I will email you to let you know. You do not need to add your email address in order to win. I understand not everyone wants to share their email addresses with the world. I will announce the winner on the blog, so you can check the blog Saturday to find out if you won.
  • Once the winner is announced, you will have one week to contact me or another winner will be chosen. Be sure to check back. The only thing worse than not winning is to win but not realize it in time!
  • US mailing addresses only

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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51 Comments

  1. Unknown
    September 7, 2012 / 4:33 PM

    I am now officially following your blog, though I have been reading it regularly for awhile now. 🙂 (Also, it keeps putting my name as 'unknown' in the comment box, even though I'm signed in with my google account…I'm not sure how to change this.Lisa S

  2. Unknown
    September 7, 2012 / 4:35 PM

    I visited the author's website…I like how she talks about some of her favorite writers growing up. It turns out we both read a lot of Gene Stratton Porter's books!Lisa S

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    I like Kelli on Facebook!Lisa S

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    I like Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on Facebook! I love this site, by the way!Lisa S

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