My house elf finally got busy (amazing what bribery will do) and collected all the names of the commenters here at my blog and at Goodreads and a few others who had technical difficulties with those options and were counted via email, etc.
The winner was carefully drawn from a hat...okay, it was laundry bag, we were improvising. Drumroll, please!
The winner is "Kriszta" who wished for a copy of Christabel, saying "I'm just reading the ebook version and I can't put it down. It's beautiful." Thank you Kriszta! Drop me an email and I'll send it off to you with signature and a kiss!
Thank you everyone for the comments, the fabulous recipes, the giggles and many, many kind words. I'm currently on the home stretch with Love by the Numbers and it's always great to get such supportive feedback and know that you are all really out there. (And some of you are definitely out there... You know who you are!)
Oh yeah - you can find me at Goodreads (Karin Kallmaker) and of course on Facebook (Karin Kallmaker-The Books). All likes, reviews, clicks and social mediawesomeness is much appreciated!
If you're curious about Christabel you can read more about it here, as well as an excerpt, and there are links to buy at BellaBooks.com in paper and eBook and you can also purchase it direct to Kindle or Nook. Here's the blurb:
Deeper than the city streets, the subways, even the dry riverbeds that no longer flow, are the roots of a tree that remembers love and tragedy...
Financier Dina Rowland's assignment is to make fashion designer Leo Goranson a lot of money. But the more she knows of him, the more repugnant his personal life is to her. Not the least inconsequential is his unbreakable hold on his greatest asset: supermodel Christabel. One touch and the power--and responsibility--of Dina's long-hidden heritage threatens to crumble the careful plans she has made for her life.
Christa knows there is no escaping her tormentor, but she has a plan to deny him what he ultimately wants from her. The past can't be changed. Having long accepted her fate she is unprepared for the wild feelings that Dina's eyes arouse in her. There is passion, certainly, but also the rarest feeling of all to her: hope.
This revised and augmented edition of Karin Kallmaker's Gothic tale of two captive souls will move and inspire a new generation of readers. Originally published in 1998 under the pen name of Laura Adams, this imaginative and passionate story is sure to please new and old fans alike.