Spring Fling #Giveaway Hop May 1-7

spring fling may 1 7

I have to admit, this is my favorite book and exciting news! – I’m working on the sequel now.

spare change

About Spare Change:

Reviewer’s Choice 2012 Award Winner!ย In a story that’s been compared to John Grisham‘s The Client, eleven year-old Ethan Allen Doyle has witnessed a brutal murder and now the boy is running for his life. In the time-tested tradition of Southern Fiction, Crosby unveils the darkest side of human nature and then rewards her readers with a beautiful tale of love, loss and unexpected gifts.

Olivia Westerly is the only person Ethan Allen can trust, and he’s not too sure he can trust her. She’s got no love of children and a truckload of superstitions–one of them is the belief that eleven is the unluckiest number on earth. Olivia avoided marriage for almost forty years. But when Charlie Doyle happened along, he was simply too wonderful to resist. Now she’s a widow with an eleven-year-old boy claiming to be her grandson.

With a foul mouth, dark secrets and heavily guarded emotions, Ethan Allen Doyle is not an easy child to like. He was counting on the grandpa he’d never met for a place to hide, but now that plan is shot to blazes because the grandpa’s dead too. He’s got seven dollars and twenty-six cents, his mama’s will for staying alive, and Dog. But none of those things are gonna help if Scooter Cobb finds him.

Winner of Five Literary Awards,BookBundlz Finalist, Voted Goodreads Best Unknown Fiction, FPA President’s Book Award Gold Medal Finalist

Author Bio:

Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby brings the wit and wisdom of her Southern Mama to works of fiction–the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away.

Crosby’s work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. Since that time, she has gone on to win several more awards, including another NLAPW award, three Royal Palm Literary Awards, both the 2011 and 2012FPA President’s Book Award Gold Medal and most recently the 2010 Reader’s View General Fiction Literary Award, Southeast Regional Fiction Award and the Jack Eadon Best Contemporary Drama Book Award.

Born in Detroit and raised in a plethora of states scattered across the South and Northeast, Crosby originally studied art and began her career as a packaging designer. When asked to write a few lines of copy for the back of a pantyhose package, she discovered a love for words that was irrepressible. After years of writing for business, she turned to works of fiction and never looked back. “Storytelling is in my blood,” Crosby laughingly admits, “My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write.”

Her published works to date are: Girl Child (2007), Cracks in the Sidewalk (2009), and Spare Change (2011). She has also authored a memoir for Lani Deauville, a woman the Guinness Book of Records lists as the world’s longest living quadriplegic. Scheduled for release in March 2012, the book is titled “Life in the Land of IS.”

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18 Comments on “Spring Fling #Giveaway Hop May 1-7”

  1. ma6791 April 30, 2013 at 2:10 am #

    If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.

  2. acorley84 April 30, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    I have two favorite sayings/quotes (Sorry, I’m not a southerner!):

    “Love is patient, kind, does not envy, does not boast, is not proud, does not dishonor others, is not self-seeking, is not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs, does not delight in evil, rejoices with the truth, always protects, always trusts, always perseveres. Want love? Accept the love that is given you. Speak and act in lovable manner.”
    – 1 Corinthinians 13:4-8

    and

    “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
    – The Serenity Prayer

    • Bette Lee Crosby April 30, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

      Those are great phrases and no it doesn’t have to be from the South! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Margie April 30, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    I don’t have any Southern sayings. But I always liked “the early bird gets the worm.”
    Thanks for the giveaway. I’d love to read this book.

  4. lindamoore55 April 30, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    I am from the South born and raised but for the life of me can’t think of a single saying to share. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I do know that we Southerners love our Pinto beans, fried taters and cornbread though if that counts. lmbo I haven’t read this book yet Bette but sure am going too. I loved “The Twelfth Child” and just know I will love the rest of your books too. Have a great day and good luck to everyone.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Mary Preston May 1, 2013 at 12:16 am #

    This is a favorite of mine.

    “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

    Winston Churchill

  6. fuonlyknew May 1, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    Hi Bette:) Stopped by to enter as I promised. If I win I’ll have a giveaway for the paperback as I already have a singed copy!! Share this wonderful story with another:)
    I have a couple sayings.
    Bee on a bicycle.
    And so many sentences start with – I’m fixin to…

  7. Monja Blue May 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    Knee high to a grasshopper! LOL
    Thanks for a fantabulous giveaway and the chance to win it!

  8. Sarah May 4, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Hmm I don’t have any southern ones but I do love this one:
    Never regret anything, because at one point it was exactly what you wanted.

  9. bn100 May 4, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

    you can’t unring a bell

  10. nicole krutz May 5, 2013 at 1:26 am #

    my favorite quote is โ€œThe meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.โ€
    โ€• C.G. Jung

  11. Linda S Moore May 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    Okay I finally thought of a couple of my favorite Southern sayings.. hehehe One is: Like a chicken with your head cut off; and the other is: Two peas in a pod.. lol Sorry it took me a bit but I was drawing a total blank when I first read this.. Love ya Bette and sure would love to win the Hardcover of this wonderful book and sure am looking forward to the sequel. Have a wonderful week.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. lkish77123 May 5, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    No southern sayings but my favorite saying is what mom always said…nothing ventured, nothing gained.

  13. Lisa Vazquezanzua May 7, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    One of my favorite Southern sayings that I’ve heard is “Fat as a tub o lard”. I love this one! It cracks me up when I hear people say this!! Thank you so much for your generous giveaway prize!! Thank you so much for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

    • Bette Lee Crosby May 7, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

      Oh my gosh, this is so funny – I can almost hear my mother saying it, LOL!

  14. fuonlyknew May 7, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    I got mine from my grandmother. The full saying is “Son of a bee on a bicycle.” Too funny. She grew up in Alabama and lived to be almost 100 years old.

    • Bette Lee Crosby May 7, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

      LOL – I thought I knew them all, but this was a new one for me. My mom used to say “son of a bee” but she didn’t have the bicycle bit in there. I’m saving this one for a book!

  15. daveshir2005 May 7, 2013 at 11:24 pm #

    My favorite quote is this too shall pass
    daveshir2005@yahoo.com
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