Easter is around the corner and so is my trip to RT! I'll have limited computer access from Sunday, April 8 - Monday, April 16. So I'll be writing my daily posts in advance. I have a few openings in my schedule - would you like to be a guest? I welcome your book reviews, author spotlights, or other posts related to books and blogs! I am also seeking guests at my travel blog, ALOHA ON MY MIND - would you like to share a travel story? For more information, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have winners at SOS Aloha!
Luck of the Irish Blog Hop:
- Foretta wins a book choice from my convention stash!
- Jeanne M. wins a book choice from my convention stash!
Forever's Western Romance Blog Tour with RC Ryan and Katie Lane:
- Tracey D., Carol M., and Dani are the winners!
- Natalija is the international winner of a paniolo (cowboy) souvenir!
Amanda Forester's TRUE HIGHLAND SPIRIT:
- Raonaid is the winner!
Barbara Lampert's CHARLIE: A LOVE STORY
- Linda M. is the winner!
Jack Caldwell's THE THREE COLONELS: Jane Austen's Fighting Men
- Nancy is the winner!
Leigh LaValle's THE RUNAWAY COUNTESS
- Alba is the winner!
Winners - please confirm you would like to receive your book/prize by sending your mailing address to email@example.com.
And Scotland was a winner on this day in 1306 - Robert the Bruce was crowned King. England did not recognize his authority and the Pope excommunicated him. Fourteen years later, Scottish noblemen signed the Declaration of Arbroath, asserting their claim to Scotland's independent sovereignty:
....for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.
Four hundred years later, many Scots migrated to the English colonies in the New World. Perhaps the Declaration of Arbroath inspired the Declaration of Independence (at least 9 signers had Scottish bloodlines).
Today I give one winner the independence to select a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Saturday, March 31, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, April 1.
Kim in Hawaii
|Dunfermline Abbey where Robert the Bruce is buried.|
March Madness continues here at SOS Aloha! All commenters in March will be entered into a special drawing for prizes from RT in Chicago. 3 US, 3 Canadian, and 3 international readers will win a package with books and goodies. Comments can be made at:
- SOS Aloha, sosaloha.blogspot.com
- Aloha On My Mind, alohaonmymind.blogspot.com
- My guest posts at the Reading Reviewer (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) at marygramlich.blogspot.com
I'll post the winners of March Madness on Monday, April 2.