Posted by Christina Brooke Apr 15 2013, 11:45 pm in Bandit Booty, Christina Brooke, Heather Snow
From the Heather Snow post, the winner of your choice of the first two books in Heather’s latest series SWEET ENEMY or SWEET DECEPTION, is JANE!
AND a signed copy of A DUCHESS TO REMEMBER from my “I Love a Sunburned Story” post goes to Elyssa Patrick! Congrats, Ely!
Winners, please contact me at christina AT christina-brooke DOT com to claim your prizes.
Posted by Beth Andrews Dec 22 2012, 11:30 pm in 12 Bandita Days of Christmas, Bandit Booty
Our Ninth Bandita Day of Christmas Prize winner is:
Sandyg265! You’ve won a copy of Jeannie Watt’s CROSSING NEVADA plus either a rooster ornament or a dragon cookie cutter and sugar mix.
But wait! There’s more
Hellion and Fedora you’ve both won copies of CROSSING NEVADA as well!
Ladies, please use the Mail Room link above to send me your snail mail info and we’ll get your prizes out to you as soon as possible.
Posted by Beth Andrews Dec 21 2012, 11:30 pm in 12 Bandita Days of Christmas, Bandit Booty, Beth Andrews
Thanks for sharing your Christmas Don’ts with me! The winner of The Diamond Dust trilogy plus either a rooster ornament or a dragon cookie cutter and sugar mix is:
Congrats, Amy! Please use the Mail Room link above to send me your snail mail address and I’ll get the books out to you right away!
Posted by Nancy Northcott Dec 1 2012, 11:45 pm in Bandit Booty
I’ve drawn a winner for my debut month package, a handmade dragon goblet and a Keeper Kase with a Renegade cover card, one from Jeanne’s upcoming release, Deadly Charms, and an assortment of others. Commenters on my launch day, November 6, and my regular day, the 26th, went into the pot for the drawing. The winner is…
Congratulations, Deb. Please send me your snail mail info via the link in my writer cave or the contact form on my website, nancynorthcott DOT com.
Thanks to everyone who celebrated with me.
Posted by Beth Andrews Sep 19 2012, 11:30 pm in Bandit Booty
The winners of THE LONG SHOT and OUT OF BOUNDS by Ellen Hartman are:
Louisa and Cathy P!
Congrats, ladies!! Please send your information to me through our Mailroom button at the top of the page
Posted by Beth Andrews Jul 11 2012, 11:30 pm in Bandit Booty, Luscious
The winner of a copy of Amanda Usen’s latest release LUSCIOUS is:
Sandyg265! Congrats!! Please send your snail mail info to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Contact button above.
Posted by Christina Brooke Jul 11 2012, 12:11 am in A Duchess to Remember, Bandit Booty, Christina Brooke, colours, Giveaway, house renovation
So I thought I’d update you all on the state of my house renovation (yes, I know you were dying to hear!)
Well, except the landscaping and surfacing and filling the pool, but the actual house itself is finished.
We could move in tomorrow were it not for the EVOL gas company who won’t reconnect us for three weeks. But that is another story.
What we did was lift a one level house up a storey and build a second storey underneath. We also reconfigured the rooms we already had. The outside still looks pretty messy but I’m very happy with the interior. I can’t wait to move back in!
How about a tour chez Brooke? I know it’s empty of furniture but it’s never going to look this good again so I have to show you now before it is filled with all our junk:)
Above, we have formal living & dining room. I love the blue and white patchwork tile on the wood burner surround, suggested by my gorgeous interior designer Anna Spiro. The lovely light came from her shop, too.
The living/dining room is traditionally used during the winter months because we always eat on the deck (above right) in spring, summer and most of autumn, too. The pavillion now has a ceiling fan, which will not only cool us down but hopefully ward off flies in the summer.
This will be the rumpus/family/TV room/bar.
The main reason we wanted to do the renovation was so our boys would have somewhere indoors to play that wasn’t also our only living room. The rumpus was still being cleaned and the paint touched up while we were there but you get the idea.
A certain little person just had to get in the photo! He can’t wait to move in, either.
I was delighted I could keep the colourful leadlight windows that were original to the house. It’s details like this that give a house character, I think. I insisted on keeping both my front door and my bathroom door which also have pretty leadlight panels–even though I believe it gave the carpenters a headache. We also had to re-set this window, which was taken off an internal wall, but it paid off.
I deliberately kept the colour scheme on the walls fairly neutral, just using whites and a bit of grey in the kitchen and bathrooms where the white appliances and cabinetry needed a bit of contrast.
I love colour, but that will come in with highlights of blue in the stained glass and the wood burner tiles and more colour with soft furnishings, drapes and blinds. They can be changed around more easily if I get bored with a certain pattern or shade.
Here’s the kitchen, where I will spend a good chunk of time. Can’t wait to try out the appliances and put some decorative pieces around to lend it more colour.
It needs blinds and stools for the breakfast bar. So many more things to buy to furnish the house–that’s going to be the fun part for me.
There are so very many choices to make almost every day when you renovate. At the start, I was such a Libran when it came to making decisions! My eyes would glaze over every time yet another paint colour or placement of a light switch had to be discussed.
But after 14 months of this, I’ve become quite impressively decisive! Deciding quickly leaves time for more important things, like writing. I haven’t regretted too many of my decisions (although it’s early days yet!)
Boy, but I am looking forward to moving in and taking a break from decisions for a while.
What about you? Do you like a neutral house or do you prefer colour? Warm colours or cool? Feature walls or all painted the same?
What is the one room in the house you’d love to renovate and how would you do it? Are you decisive or a ditherer when it comes to making decisions?
One lucky commenter will win a signed copy of A DUCHESS TO REMEMBER!
Posted by Beth Andrews Jun 26 2012, 11:13 pm in Bandit Booty, Beth Andrews
The winner of a copy of Unraveling the Past is…
Congrats, Gail! Please send your snail mail info to me at: email@example.com (or through the Mail Room link above) and I’ll get your book out to you right away.
Thanks to everyone who helped me celebrate the launch of UTP!