I want to send out a reminder that my swag giveaway for "Awakened" by Ednah Walters ends tomorrow, December 3rd at 11:59pm MST. There will be two winners. Winner #1 will receive an "Awakened" mouse pad and signed bookmark. As a bonus I am adding a "Thirteenth Chime" bookmark. Winner #2 will win a pen and signed bookmark and will also get a "Thirteenth Chime" bookmark.
Just as a heads up, I am currently reading a heartwarming Christmas book, "The Reindeer Keeper: Believe Again..." by Barbara Briggs Ward. I am about half way through and I really like it. It will help you get into the spirit of Christmas. A full review will be coming soon.
And now for a quick review. I entered a contest on I am a Reader, Not a Writer. One of the requirements was to go to Smashwords and download a copy of a very short book of short stories. It is a quick and fantastic read.
"Water" is an inspirational read. The first story is of a homeless man begging on the street corner. The author takes us into his past and the events that brought him to where he is. It is incredible, and a reminder to not judge others, you don't know where they have been.
The second story takes place on another planet. A young boy visits his shepherding friend and is asked to stay and take care of the sheep while the shepherd goes on a journey. The boy must learn to forgive himself for circumstances beyond his control. It also is twist on the Christmas story.
The third is of a disable man sitting at the edge of the waters in Jerusalem waiting to be healed. He struggles to be the first in the water, but he doesn't have anyone there to help him. This is a biblical story and is a story of compassion.
If you are interested in entering the giveaway at I am a Reader, Not a Writer here is the link. http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/2010/11/interview-book-giveaway-author-daron.html The giveaway ends on December 15th.