Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Win a free copy of “Dangerous Favor”!

My third sweet medieval romance, Dangerous Favor, is being published in January 2012. That’s coming up fast! Needless to say, you can color me excited. J

Would you like to win a free copy? How would three of you like to win copies?

Have you read either of my previous medieval romances, Loyalty's Web or Illuminations of the Heart? If so, send me a picture of you holding either one of these titles. It can be a picture of you and the hard cover version or a picture of you holding an e-reading device with the cover art on the screen. You don't have to actually own a copy of the book, either. If you borrowed it from the library, you can take a picture of you and the library copy. If you borrowed it from a friend, borrow it back just long enough to get a snapshot of you and the book.

If you've read both books and send me a copy of you holding each book (separately), you can be entered twice. Send me a photo of you holding each book plus a photo holding both books at once and heck, I'll enter you three times. (Oh, and old "self-published" versions of Loyalty's Web are welcome, too.)

I'll be giving away three copies of Dangerous Favor, winner’s choice of print or Kindle version.

You can email the picture to me at If you’d prefer to snail mail it, send it to:

Joyce DiPastena
PO Box 673
Kearny, AZ 85137

Be sure to include your full name and email address with your entry, so I can contact you if you win! (Or your full name and mailing address if you mail me the photo.)

Deadline has been changed to the following: January 31, midnight PST time. Open to US entries only. (Click here to read "Who can enter my giveaway?" to see why I am obligated to restrict international, especially Canadian, entries. :-( )

The winners will be chosen by on February 1, 2012.

Entering constitutes permission to use the photos on any of my social media sites. If you'd prefer me not to use your full name with the photo, please indicate that with your entry and only first names and an initial will be used. PHOTOS WILL NOT BE RETURNED, SO PLEASE DON'T SEND ME YOUR ORIGINALS. (Unless you don't want it back.)

Looking forward to "seeing you" soon!


According to Social Media Explorer, I'm supposed to post the following Official Rules in connection with this giveaway:


  • Entrants must be 18 years or older
  • Giveaway opens December 7, 2011 and runs through January 15, 2012
  • Entries may be sent via email to or mailed to Joyce DiPastena, PO Box 673, Kearny, AZ 85137
  • Prize: Winner's choice of Dangerous Favor, a medieval romance by Joyce DiPastena, print or Kindle version
  • The number or eligible entries received determines the odds of winning
  • Winners will be selected on January 16, unless the deadline is extended. Winners have 48 hours to respond to an email notifying them of their win.
  • Entering constitutes permission to use the photos on any of my social media sites. If you'd prefer me not to use your full name with the photo, please indicate that with your entry and only first names and an initial will be used.
  • Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be reawarded
  • Sponsor name and contact info: Joyce DiPastena, or PO Box 673, Kearny, AZ 85137
  • Legal venue: Arizona (no, this doesn't mean you have to be from Arizona to enter!)
 (Whew! Hope I got that right!)


Nichole Giles said...

Yay! I'm going to find a camera and my books and do that tonight. Thanks, Joyce!

Pitterle Postings said...

I have been wanting to read your books, but I can't buy them for my Nook. Maybe you could consider offering them there also?? I love my ereader, and enjoying reading the books on it, but it is frustrating when I can't get some of the authors I like. I did download your new one off of smashwords, but can't get your others.

JoAnn Arnold said...

I'd truly enjoy winning a copy of "Dangerous Favor. I don't have the fun readers yet so it will have to hard copy. Thank you for the opportunity

Joyce DiPastena said...

Patty Ann, So far my publisher hasn't made any of my books available for Nook. I'm hoping at some point they will. I self-published the short story, and made it available in every format they would let me. Thank you so much for downloading it! I hope the others will be available in additional formats some day.

Joyce DiPastena said...

Yay, Nichole! I can't wait to see them. :-)

Send me a photo with one of my earlier books, JoAnn, and I'll throw your name in the hat for "Dangerous Favor." :-)

Serena Casey said...

I just want to thank you for bringing the Social Media Explorer link to my attention since I'll be holding a giveaway, technically sweepstakes, soon. I wasn't fully aware of the guidelines in place. Thanks!

Meljprincess said...

Do we have to show our face in the picture? :-)

xo Mel

Joyce DiPastena said...

Well, it would be nice, Mel. :-)