Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mr. Joshua Embry Returns With News & Announcements

Mr. Joshua Embry enters the room with a broad smile, presents a low bow before gently tugging at his vest and taking his seat. Crossing his legs casually, he settles back with one arm resting on the arm of his chair before brushing something from the cloth of his trousers with the other hand. Comfortable and relaxed, he rests that arm across his thigh before glancing up. 
Greetings once more, my dear ladies of the blog.
I am still quite unsure exactly what this blog thing is but I do very much enjoy visiting.
Mrs. Valentini has given me the honor of presenting the award for which you all were seeking. I believe it is a work of literature by Miss Debbie Macomber known as FAMILY AFFAIR. I trust this is a most sought after book for reading since so many seemed so eager to obtain it.
I wish to thank you all very much for making me feel so welcome and for allowing me to impose upon your time. I am very fond of feminine company and enjoyed my time with all of you very much.
Suddenly, he stops. He glances off to the side. An arm reaches into view and hands him a slip of paper. He unfolds it and smiles.
Ahh, it seems a WINNER has been selected.
He looks up with a broad smile, that teasing dimple in his cheek making an appearance as his eyes twinkle in delight.
The WINNER of a print copy of FAMILY AFFAIR by Debbie Macomber is ---
Congratulations to Miss Erin.  I believe Mrs. Valentini has already sent you a communication by something called email - yet another strange thing with which I am unfamiliar. She advises me to ask you to check your mail and your SPAM folder - these blog people have some unusual vernacular, do they not?
Well, it is time for me to make my farewells, my new friends. Thank you again for allowing me such a wonderful adventure with you. I hope to spend time with all of you again in the future. Adieu.
Joshua rises from his chair bows elegantly, straightens his vest and turns away but suddenly stops, he turns back and smiles.
Forgive me, I nearly forgot to mention that Mrs. Valentini wants you all to be aware that there is less than a week's time remaining to make your application to become one of the next group of super readers called ... (off to the side - what was the name? Ah yes,) ... Avon Addicts.  Again, Mrs. Valentini knows of things that baffle me but I assume you know of what she speaks. Again, my dears - Adieu.
With a smile and a nod of his head, Joshua Embry walks away. 
Yes, folks, there is less than one week left to apply for a chance to be one of the next group of super readers, the Avon Addicts. If you love to read, if you love Avon Romances, if you love talking about them and spreading the word, if you love free books and are willing to give your opinion on them, you may be just what Avon Romance is looking for to be chosen as one the next lucky 25. Hurry though, the deadline is August 31, 2012.  Sorry, it's open only to US Residents.
If you'd like to get my impressions of what it's like to be an Avon Addict before applying, feel free to read my interview at the Happy-Ever-After Blog on USA Today Online - just click HERE

Are you an Avon Addict? Can you name all of the members of Avon’s most famous families, such as the Bridgertons and the Cynsters? Did you once curl up under the covers with a Kathleen E. Woodiwiss classic, flashlight in hand, hoping your parents didn’t find you reading after lights-out? Are the Chicago Stars your favorite football team? Do you wish you had a Seattle Chinooks jersey Is Bones the sexiest vampire alive? Then you may very well be an Avon Addict.
If you think you have what it takes to be an Avon Addict, apply HERE to achieve official status!
What you’ll receive:

Avon Addicts will receive special monthly packages containing advance copies of forthcoming books to read and share with friends; fun promotional items (swag!), and other goodies. We will send our Addicts early copies of hand-selected Avon, Avon Impulse and Avon Red titles. We ask that they share their feelings about these books on their social sharing sites, on the Avon website, and/or online as customer feedback retailers!
We hope the Avon Addict program helps us reward our most devoted readers—and we know your enthusiasm is absolutely infectious…so we hope you’ll help make everyone as excited about our extraordinary books and talented authors as you are. You want to get your fix? 25 Avon Addicts will be selected by September 7, 2012 by the Avon Editorial and Marketing group.

Happy Reading Everyone!!


erin said...

OH WOW!!! Thank you so much!!! And Thank you, Mr. Embry, for being such a gracious host and filling in for Ms. Valentine. I look forward to "meeting" you in your novella when it is published :)

Leah Weller said...

Congratulations, Erin! :)

Jaye Shields said...

A pleasure to have your company again, Mr. Embry!

Amy Valentini said...

Joshua Embry says:

It is my honor to attend this grand celebration of Miss Erin's award, Miss Shields, and always an honor to be in your company. I hope your day is filled with many delightful diversions.

Dalila G. said...

Congrats Erin, happy reading!
Thank you Mr. Embry for dropping in, always a pleasure!