bloggy give-aways carnival!

I’m trying an experiment. My first time participating in a bloggy give-aways carnival. For my readers who have never heard of one of these, click here to learn more about it. Basically, hundreds of bloggers offer give-aways on their blogs all at the same time. On the carnival hostess’s site, you list your name and what you’re giving away, and the hostess provides a link to your blog. People come from all over and enter your give-away.

I’m giving away…2 SETS OF MY BOOKS! (shocking, I know)

For those of you who came from and have never been to my blog, I write books. I have 3 published so far, and they’re fun (I think so anyway) non-fiction reads on the topic of marriage, sex and motherhood.

From Blushing Bride to Wedded Wife (Harvest House, 2006)
Is That All He Thinks About? (HH, 2007)
Changing Your World One Diaper at a Time (HH, 2008)

You can read excerpts of each book on my website, if you’d like. And if you don’t win, and you’re still interested in the books, you can buy them on my site–all 3 for $20 (shipping included).

So, leave a comment. Tell me something about yourself. And you’ll be entered to win one of two sets of three books. Thanks heaps!!

And now, BACK TO BLOGGY GIVE-AWAYS.COM. (for those of you who have never tried this, click on that link immediately and go win some stuff!)

edit: open to U.S. residents only (sorry, Nix and Hols!) and only one comment per person please!

86 thoughts on “bloggy give-aways carnival!

  1. Wandagirl66

    @mtaviano – 

    Hi Marla,

    I’m 41, married to a minister/preacher and we have 3 teenagers!  I didn’t grow up in a christian home but knew someday I would raise my own kids differently.  I’m still in the process….but I’m thankful to say that all three of my children are believer’s in Christ.

    I have a dream…….someday….I want to write a book!  It’s a burning passion that I feel and I know that it can happen.  I’d love to win your books!  I’m sorta addicted to reading! 

    So, hook me up, Cha-Cha!

  2. Anonymous

    I’m not sure when your drawing ends, but these sound like great books. 🙂 I’ll have to browse around your site more. 🙂

    I’m Audra, love to write, but I’m not published. 🙂

  3. Anonymous

    I would love the chance to win your books! 🙂  Hmmm, something about myself. I’m a mom of 5 boys, who is going back to work tomorrow, after being a sahm for the last couple of years.

  4. Anonymous

    Something about me: I love to read and I’m always promising myself that someday I’ll cobble together my writings and attempt a novel. Although at this rate, don’t hold your breath . . .

  5. nicolmontero

    Hmmm…something about myself.  Well I am the proud mother of one.  It took my 7 years to get my beautiful dd and I am grateful every day to have her!

    nicolmontero at gmail dot com

  6. bunkie68

    Something about me:  my parents made up the spelling of my middle name.  They heard it on TV and had no clue how to spell it.  I’ve met people with names pronounced the same way, but never spelled like mine.

    Your books sound like books I’d enjoy reading – thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Anonymous

    Your books look great! I am a SAHM mother of 1 hopefully soon to be 2 married 8 years to Mr. Perfect.  Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

  8. Anonymous

    I am a big reader. I have a fiction book going all the time and several non-fictions. I don’t get people who don’t read, including my own hubby!

    Thanks for the Giveaway!

  9. Anonymous

    I’m happy to find your blog…and I’d love to win your books. I’m a sahm of three (2 high schoolers and 1 five yr.old), pastor’s wife, and I love to read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Anonymous

    Hi, I found you thru raisingworldchangers.blogspot, who was on followinginmyshoes who is on MomBloggers Club which I joined, I am a Mom of 4 sons and when I get time I blog.

  11. amajorkey

    I’m new to this Xanga thing, but just wanted to say hi and be in your drawing. I have one of your books and LOVE it (so does my husband, wink, wink).

  12. Anonymous

    I LOVE BOOKS! Thanks for a great giveaway.

    Something about myself? I have a home business. I THINK I might have a job as a freelance journalist/photographer for a local magazine. I’m just waiting for my first assignment. I love photography and writing.

    I could ramble on and on. Rambling is what I do best. ha ha.

  13. Anonymous

    I love reading, and love finding new books to read! Thanks for this awesome giveaway. I am a stay-at-home mom to a beautiful 14 month old red headed girl. She is adorable! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  14. angelabrit

    Hi Marla!!
    I am a Children’s Director at our church here in Summerville, SC and to be quite honest…the word “free” got my attention and got it FAST!! Ha

    A little something about me…
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE kids….I have one son who is eight and am getting married to the man of my dreams next year!! I would totally love to be entered into your give away for a set of your cool books!! I will even share them with the ladies of our small group!! THANKS!! 🙂

  15. hannahmay

    Hey Marla!  You kinda already know me…but Brock and I have been married for just over 3 months and are loving married life…I would love to be the proud owner of your 3 giveaway books!!!  Fun idea!   Have a great day….

  16. mikesandy102

    Count me in on your book give away.  I am a young grandmother.  My granddaughter is a true miracle from God.  One doctor told us she would never live and would only be a salvage baby.  Sunday she will be 2 years old.  Thank God for Miracles. 

  17. grnmtngrl

    I’m a newlywed and I laughed at the titles of your books.  They’re already ringing true… is that all he thinks about???  ha ha


  18. tonialynn59

    Hmmm what can I tell you about me?  My husband and I dated for a year before we got married but only spent about 8 weeks of that actually together.  He was in the Marines and ours was a long distance romance and we celebrate 30 years in Sept.  I would have to hurt one of my kids if they did that!!

  19. kagey10

    I would love to receive your books! I am newly engaged and could use some “help” aka advice.
    your family is beautiful btw.

    karissag at

  20. Wandagirl66

    I’m so excited about this contest!  I hope I win!

    I am married to a preacher, we have 3 teens (and love it!) and we live far away from our home/family in Florida.  Ministry has a way of taking you far from home sometimes.  We don’t mind…we love Indiana!

    Oh…..I’m a fantasy writer, too!  I have several books going on inside my head all the time.  I dream of actually doing it someday.  I’m proud of you for actually getting to do it.

    Hmmmm!  Maybe someday.

  21. Anonymous

    I think it’s awesome that you keep having give aways!

    About me: I’ve been married almost 7 years, have 3 kids, 2 cats, and have been ministry for 5 years now. Also I did two of your surveys for your books and am quoted in one of them.

  22. gsowell

    I didn’t leave a comment earlier because I had all your books, and I didn’t want to be greedy. But duh! These smart girls are trying to win them as gifts. That rocks! Me too!

    Something about me: I’m the former Greene County Beef Queen. I have the tiara and satin jacket to prove it!

  23. bekkielynn

    Something about myself…..I am a stay-at-home mama to a beautiful 4 year old little girl named Elisa (Ellie for short). We are also in the process of becoming foster parents and I am SUPER excited about that and adopting a child, whomever that may be!


  24. amm0916

    I’m so encouraged by your life and your success! I would love the chance to read your books!

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your future career and familial success! Take care!


  25. AbiRose

    I have all 3 of your books, and love them, and would love even more to win some free ones to give away as gifts!!!  Something about myself……..My life verse is Zephaniah 3:17

  26. Anonymous

    About me:  I have a baby.  I’m tired.

    I really enjoyed your ‘baby’ book!  I want to read the other two, but can’t spend any money right now.  I’ll hope & pray that the giveaway sun shines on me.  How selfish!  :o)

  27. Anonymous

    I have been married for 12 years to Ernest, my high school sweetheart. I have two crazy and amazing children in my home and we are adopting one amazing child from Haiti.

  28. Anonymous

    I would love to read your books! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Somethign about me… I’m from Texas and I will have been married for 2 years on August 5th to the love of my life!

  29. Anonymous

    Hi Marla!  I really love your books and I love giving them as gifts!  Thanks for the giveaway.

    Something about Me – I can’t keep milk past the “sell by” date.  It scares me…

  30. Anonymous

    ME: I’m going back to school full time this fall for SLP (Speech Language Pathology) and I just found pictures of you and Gabe at camp before you started dating! 🙂

    I’m crossing my fingers that perhaps I’ll win this time…. but not holding my breath!

  31. faithchick

    I your books!  I want some more.
    Let’s see.  Something about myself.  I went down a sidewalk hill in a shopping cart one time.  Another friend was in it with me, and a third friend was pushing it.  And then she let go.  And thankfully, we all lived to tell about it.

  32. Anonymous

    It would be refreshing to read your books. i’m always looking for a good book to relax and enjoy being a mom a four in all. Thanks for this giveaway.


  33. fourkidsrgreat

    Great giveaway.  I am in awe of you.  I just want to start a blog of my own but even that much writing is slightly intimidating.  I am a voracious reader and would love to read your books.  Thanks for the chance.


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