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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's Day Book Giveaway!!!

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Hello, dear readers!

In celebration of the release of The Jade Notebook on *Valentine's Day* (Tuesday, Feb 14th), I'm doing a book giveaway! You'll have a chance to win a personalized, autographed copy of one of these three books...

All you have to do is make one comment on this blog post with 1) your name and 2) your dream destination (where you'd fly/sail/drive/bike/hike off to if money/time/work/school were no object). (One comment per person, por favorcito. :-)

You can comment from today (Sunday, Feb 12) through Sunday, Feb 19 at midnight (Colorado time).

On Monday, Feb 20, I'll randomly select *three winners* from the U.S., who will each get a signed paperback copy of either The Indigo Notebook or The Ruby Notebook, or a hardcover of The Jade Notebook.

I'll also select an international winner, who will get some signed bookmarks and a valentine handmade by me and my Lil Dude. (Be warned that my own valentine-making skills are at the level of my 5-year-old's, so remember it's the thought that counts here...)

Be sure to check my blog on Monday, Feb 20 to see if you won! If you end up a winner, please email me your mailing address with the subject heading: NOTEBOOKS CONTEST WINNER.

Tell your friends! Good luck! Comment away...


P.S. Oh, and if you haven't already, try to swing by Melissa Walker's Cover Stories Blog this week-- I did a guest post on the evolution of the cover look for the Notebooks series. Enjoy!


  1. Hi I'm Oona! I live in Baltimore! I REALLY want to go to Paris! It's so awesome and beautiful! I cannot wait for The Jade Notebook! Happy Valentines Day!

  2. I'd head back to the South of France and stay for a few months...or years.

    Congratulations on the release of "The Jade Notebook," Laura. I'll mention your giveaway on my Wednesday Potpourri blog post this week.

  3. Me, me, pick me! I've always wanted to go to Iceland, land of trolls and legends. (and very different from Arizona!)
    --Marianne Mitchell (aka Misty)

  4. Hello.. I am Heather.. My ideal destination is Mauritius more so Le Morne Beach...

  5. My dream is to visit Newfoundland, as I simply fell in love with the southern island penisula called *Avalon*. There is such a calming serenity to Newfoundland in general, but this particular part of the Province held the most ideal escape for a brilliant holiday. There is something to be said for being hugged close to the ocean and alighting in a place where everyone does not tend to tread. I love the history and the culture of the people as well. I am drawn to visit and those tend to be the places you feel the most inspired to have gone afterwards.

    Highlights would be: Standing on the precipice of where North America begins as this province greets each new day first,
    ...standing aghast at all the seabirds that flock there per annum (I have a passion for wildlife photography), going to a local pub chattering with the locals, and being as intergrated into the lifestyle they appreciate as much as possible.

    *on your mailing list*

  6. I love this series. I love Laura's writing. I love to travel. Back away, everyone. This book is mine! And, I plan to read it in Croatia.

  7. This is Terry of Fort Collins... Have you ever heard of THE ISLAND NATION OF YAP? Famous for its giant stone money but I'd go there to scuba dive with the manta rays... again!

  8. Congratulations Laura on the release of the last Notebook! I can't wait to read it.

    I'd take my family and head back to eat, drink, and walk the sunny fields.

    Happy, happy Valentine's day to you lovely Laura!

  9. I love you and the writing you do cannot wait to read and share the next book I miss you at nia come soon KIRI

  10. I have read three of your books,(The Indigo Notebook, The Ruby Notebook and The Queen of Water) all great books! I have commented on a few of your posts. The Notebook series has been GREAT and I can't wait to read The Jade Notebook!! I really am looking forward to it because it comes out tomorrow!! Yay!!
    Happy, early, Valentines Day!

    Au revoir,

  11. Sorry forgot to add this:
    I would LOVE to go to anywhere in France, or someplace really warm, because I am hating this cold weather right now!

  12. Hello, I am Kathleen form Lansing, MI. My dream vacatio would be to Italy; my husband has family there and the scenery looks so beautiful whenever I see pictures or movies with Italy involved! Less than 24 hours until I will be reading The Jade Notebook:)

  13. Hey im kyle rockwell and im one of sandra Kowalczyk's students and i really love your books and i also love to read. If i could travel anywere it would be peru because my dad just got back from peru and i want to experience what he did. It would mean alot if i could get a book from you.

    Happy valentines day!!!!

  14. I'd LOVE to go to Morocco someday... I love your books so much!!! I'm so excited for Jade tomorrow :)

  15. Today I pick Patagonia, Argentina for fly fishing.

    Tomorrow's choice would be different, guaranteed.

    Congrats on the release!.

  16. Hi Laura! Well, now that I've been back in Colorado well over a year, I'm looking forward to finally meeting you at the Tattered Cover event! Congratulations on all of your success and wonderful books!

    My dream destination is Egypt. I can't wait to go there one day!

    Sarah Ockler

  17. First Congratulations on your new book!!

    I would love to go to Australia for a wonderful adventure!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Karen Dirks

  18. This is Cathy in Denver. Coming with my daughter to hear you read on Saturday!

    Can it be a grand tour???

    If so, various locations in Europe for more than one night each.

    If not, sailboat to and around the Galapagos...

  19. On Friday...not Saturday.:)

  20. Wonderful, Laura. Any ARCs of "The Jade Notebook" available for review?

  21. Hi, Im Isabel I live in Colombia and my dream destination is Australia. Thanks a lot. Love your books.

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  23. Hi Laura! I'm Kayla and I live in Grand Junction, but I'm from Fort Collins. If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to New Zealand. I've always been fascinated by the scenery and the culture. I am very excited for the Jade Notebook! I've love all of your books!

  24. Hi Laura! It's Jordan Triplett! Remember me??? :) Haha I just couldn't resist doing this! ever since I read your lovely books more times than I can count and my favorite is the Indigo Notebook :D So I would say Ecuador! Thanks so much!! <3

  25. This is Bee, from India and I'd LOVE to go to Italy! Preferably, Verona, but just anywhere in Italy will do <3

    Congrats on the release of The Jade Notebook. It looks gorgeous!

  26. Anywhere in the world?! My dream destination changes with the shades of my day... And right now, this afternoon, I am dreaming of someplace warm, tropical, and with an exotic mystique. Thailand? Nicaragua? Cambodia? Hmmm. Perhaps right now I'd go to Sri Lanka! -Allison
    P.S. The Jade Notebook is the best Valentine's Day present!

  27. What a great topic!

    Although I've spent so much time in Italy, I have to say that I'd choose another Italian town that I haven't been to yet--Positano would be lovely.

    Can't wait to check out your latest book Laura!

  28. Hello! My name is Winifred. I would love to go to Italy, specifically Venice or Rome. I just think Italy is beautiful and has delicious food. I would hike, eat, dance, do everything there!

  29. I've already left a comment, but I wanted to say I'm only on chapter two and already in love with The Jade Notebook. This is Oona :)

  30. Ohh and also, I love your books! They give me so much inspiration to write and travel. Congrats on The Jade Notebook and Happy Valentine's Day!

  31. This is Randyn...and I have so many places on my list to explore! However, I'd love to get back to the south of France with Dannah-we had such an amazing time there!

  32. I live in the U.S. and I would go to Australia to visit cousins who I've never met! (commenting as Justine)

  33. I want to go back to Cinque Terre on the Italian coast.

    I've been waiting for the Jade Notebook. I'm so happy it's out.

  34. This is Oona. I JUST finished The Jade Notebook. I am speechless. Now one of my favorite books. Thank you Laura! I'm sad to see the series end. I recommended the Notebooks series to my math teacher. Everyone should read them!

  35. Hello Laura,

    I am Francesca. I have always wanted to go to France. The food, fashion, history, and people always seemed to intrigue me just like the characters in the Notebook series! I love all your work and I hope to win....

  36. Congrats! Can't wait to read The Jade Notebook! If I could travel anywhere with no thoughts of my job, I'd go to Australia. I've been dying to go there for years, check out the wonderful beaches, oceans, and just get a view of the other side of the world!

  37. Hi, I'm Lina Tellez.
    I would go to... Sicily, Italy. My grandfather on my mother's side is from there, and I feel very... in touch with my Italian side, through food and music, of course. I'd love to just look at the scenery and eat.
    But I'd like to go to Mexico, too, because I'm part Mexican as well. I'd want to go to Acuna, partly because there's a small town where my best friend is from, and partly because I've never been to Mexico, despite living not very far away.
    But I just want to travel, I think, to Italy, Monte Carlo, Spain, France, even though, before I read your book, I never much wanted to visit France.
    All in all, I think I just want to travel in Europe. To find out who I really am, maybe.
    Haha, I'm sorry for leaving this essay of an answer, but I am just... IN LOVE with your books; like someone finally wrote the perfect book series for just for me to read. Like, you totally understand me, haha.
    But anyways, congradulations on releasing the book, I can't wait to read it!

  38. Hi Laura,

    Congrats on the new book! I can't wait to read it. My dream vacation would be snorkeling in Fiji or Tahiti. You know we love to snorkel.