Touching Sky CD Blog Tour HTML & Giveaway‏

Touching Sky

Touching Sky

With a fresh and energizing sound, Stephanie Boyd’s debut album Touching Sky will put a smile on your face and a skip in your step. Unique lyrics, heartfelt vocals and top quality production will inspire and uplift you. With brand new original songs and a novel take on some favorite hymns, this CD will stay with you every day of the week.

Amazon * Google Play * iTunes * Deseret Book

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StephanieAbout Stephanie

Growing up in New York, Stephanie was drawn to the power of music from a young age. While she was originally trained in classical singing, Stephanie always gravitated towards more upbeat and modern music. With her debut album, Touching Sky, Stephanie combines her love of traditional messages with fresh music. Since moving to Utah, Stephanie has worked closely with well-known artists including Jenny Phillips, Tyler Castleton, and Michael McLean. She was also featured soloist with Sally DeFord. She has a master’s degree in environmental science she and her husband have enjoyed building and selling businesses together. Stephanie is married with four children (and one on the way!) and likes to read, garden, run and bake fun birthday cakes.

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Blog Tour Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 3/9/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Kindle Fire HDX Giveaway

February Kindle Fire
Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)


Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7″.

The winner will have the option of receiving a 7″ Kindle Fire HDX (US Only – $229 Value)

Or $229 Gift Card (International)

Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)

February Sponsors

  1. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
  2. Feed Your Reader
  3. Romance Through the Ages
  4. Buried Under Romance
  5. Author Inger Iversen
  6. Jenna Does Books
  7. Author Jennifer Laurens
  8. Author Bonnie Blythe
  9. Author Bella Street
  10. The Reporter and the Girl
  11. Author Brinda Berry
  12. The Storybook Kingdom
  13. More Than a Review
  14. Bea’s Book Nook
  15. Bookroom Reviews
  16. The One With The Fairy Tales
  17. MyLadyWeb: Women’s History and Women Authors
  18. The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl
  19. I Heart YA Fiction
  20. My Devotional Thoughts
  21. Kindle and Me
  22. Clever Me
  23. Every Free Chance Book Reviews
  24. Author Karey White
  25. Author Aubrey Wynne
  26. Author Kimber Leigh Wheaton
  27. A Leisure Moment
  28. Author Louise Caiola
  29. Author Christie Anderson
  30. Author Carol Malone
  31. Immortal Ink Publishing
  32. Author A. Wrighton
  33. Author Heather McCoubrey
  34. Attack of the Books!
  35. Rumor Has It
  36. Barb’s Wire – eBooks & More
  37. Author Linda S. Prather
  38. Tressa’s Wishful Endings
  39. Laurie Here
  40. Author Heather Gray
  41. Author Kelly Martin
  42. Author Brenda Maxfield
  43. A Southern Lady’s Book Blog
  44. Author Paige Ryan
  45. Confessions of a Librarian in Training
  46. My Nook, Books and More
  47. Lori’s Reading Corner
  48. Author Elizabeth Woodrum
  49. Author Kristin Wallace
  50. Author Jo Grafford
  51. Writer Wonderland
  52. Author Jaret Martens
  53. Author Christi Corbett
  54. Author Derek Rempfer

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Giveaway Details

1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7″ HDX (US Only – $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International).

There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire HDX 7″.

Ends 2/28/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Rubber Soul Blog Tour & Book Review

Rubber Soul Tour

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Rubber SoulRubber Soul by Greg Kihn

Greg Kihn is a rock star, seasoned radio host and author. Rubber Soul, his latest novel is inspired by intimate interviews that he conducted with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Pete Best, Yoko Ono and Patti Harrison. Though Rubber Soul is fiction, as Greg says it is “100% historically accurate” and an candid glimpse of the phenomenon that is The Beatles.

Rubber Soul is a an innovation in the Rock Thriller genre, taking readers on a rollicking ride through The Beatles legacy from the early days in Liverpool to six sold out shows per night in Hamburg and full-fledged Beatlemania.

Dust Bin Bob runs into some lads from Liverpool at his second hand shop on Penny Lane. The lads: John, Paul, George and Ringo and Dust Bin Bob become firm friends, sharing vinyl that will spark a revolution. Murder, mystery and Beatlemania mayhem ensues—with the boys narrowly avoiding an international incident and an attempted assassination. It’s the ultimate Beatles story that could have happened!

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My Review

I loved “Rubber Soul!”  I found Greg Kihn’s writing to be thoroughly enjoyable, and captivating throughout the entire book.  What brought me to the book is Greg Kihn used to be a Baltimore resident, and well, that’s where I live!  Although I didn’t during the  brought the Beatles Era to me, with musicians, guitars, records, etc.  I enjoyed the name dropping (even if I had to look them up!) and how much the book was cover to back.


“There’s no one more qualified to write a rock-and-roll novel than Greg Kihn. He’s the real deal and at his Kihntillating best in this book.” – Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple

“Rubber Soul is a magical mystery tour de force by Greg Kihn, a rocker who obviously has a way with words as well as music. His imagined story about the Beatles is fast-moving, full of twists and tension, and musical nuggets and insights. Great story-telling set to a Fab-four beat.” – Ben Fong Torres

“Rubber Soul captures what Rock-n-Roll is all about – and Greg Kihn would certainly know! This nearly-true story of the Beatles is pure magic and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.” – Eddie Money

“Greg Kihn is the most compelling author who ever had a top five singing career. Rubber Soul is a fantastic story by Greg, with an historical back beat. I urge you not to miss this.” – Joan Jett

“I’m happy to report that Rubber Soul, the latest work by my pal Greg Kihn, has correct punctuation, complete sentences, even full paragraphs – some of the exact same literary devices that can be found in the greatest novels our culture has ever produced! It’s also written in English, which happens to be one of my very favorite languages.” – “Weird Al” Yankovic

“While the RIAA may not be able to certify Kihn’s work with a gold disc, fans of Kihn and The Beatles, as well as those who long for the simpler yet magical time of the 1960’s will thoroughly enjoy and fall in love with Rubber Soul. They certainly don’t write ‘em like this anymore.” – Chris Shapiro, RetroPulse

Excerpt from Rubber Soul

Bobby Dingle, AKA Dust Bin Bob, runs a stall for his father’s second hand shop at the Penny Lane Flea Market in Liverpool. Bobby loves American R&B records and
collects them from the merchant marines returning from America to Albert Dock in Liverpool. He displays them in at the Flea Market.
One day he meets some amazing individuals:
Around the corner came two leather-jacketed young men, each with a pink-tipped cigarette jutting from his lips, and each with the swagger of someone who didn’t give a damn. Two James Deans. Teddy boys. They stopped in front of Bobby.
“What’s this, then?” the first one said with a thick scouse accent.
The second shrugged, looking at the prayer rug and ostrich feathers. “A mysterious visitor from the east.”
They eyed the records. “Hold on. What’s all this?”
Bobby noticed their hair; greasy, swept back, just spilling over their collars. They looked a bit scruffy with uneven sideboards and tight stovepipe trousers. The first one picked up a record and read the label.
“Chuck Berry!”
“Chuck Berry? No! It can’t be! Let me see that!”
“Blimey! Little Richard! Bo Diddley! Where did you get these?”
Bobby smiled, letting the slight gap between his front teeth show. “I have a special source, straight from America. Those are brand new releases. You can’t get ‘em anywhere else.”
“Do you have any idea what you have here?”
Bobby nodded. “Actually, yes, I do.”
“It’s the bloody Holy Grail.”
The two young men exchanged astonished glances.  “Are these for sale?”
“Yes, they are.”
The two Teddy Boys shifted on their feet.
“I’ll tell you the truth, mate. We’re in a beat group, and this is just the type of music we do. You know, American rock and roll. I’m John and this is Stu.”
John stuck out a hand. There was something in the way he stood that suggested a coolness far beyond anything Bobby had known.  Bobby accepted the hand.
“I’m Bobby. Pleased to meet you. This is my father’s stall. He’s got a secondhand store in Merseyside. We specialize in previously owned merchandise. A little of this, a bit of that; something that might have mistakenly wound up in the dust bin but is still quite serviceable.”
John barked out a laugh, then slipped into a spastic impersonation. He looked like a juvenile delinquent Quasimodo.
“Dust Bin Bob! Dust Bin Bob! Your coming was foretold to us!”
Bobby eyed John. Cheeky, he thought, very cheeky.
“So, you’re in a beat group, eh? Are you professional?”
John nodded vigorously. “Definitely professional. Oh, yes. The talk of the town, we are.”
“So you must have lots of money to buy records.”
John spat. “This is Liverpool, man. Look around you. The place is a bloody poorhouse. Nobody’s got any money, least of all the beat groups.”
Bobby shrugged. “If you don’t have money, then you can’t buy records.”
John said, “I was wondering… You think it might be possible to just hear ‘em?”
Bobby took the Chuck Berry record out of John’s hand.
“This is not a lending library. Why should I let you hear these beauties?”
“Because we need the music, man. We’re going to conquer the world, you’ll see. To the toppermost of the poppermost, and beyond. Bigger than Elvis.”
Nobody laughed. John pawed at the cracked pavement with the pointed toe of his winklepicker shoe.
“You aim to learn the songs in one sitting? That doesn’t seem possible.”
John smirked. “We’re good.”
Bobby turned to Stu.  “Is he always this cheeky?”
“It’s worse than you think,” Stu said.
Bobby rubbed his nose and looked the musicians over again.
“You say you play the music of Chuck Berry?”
“Like the man himself.”
“Little Richard?”
“Mother’s milk to us.”
“That’s bloody amazing. In all of Liverpool, Dame Fortune has sent me you. So if I let you listen to these records, what’s in it for me?”
John hunched over, playing the spastic again. He twisted his face and spoke in a crone’s voice.
“What’s in it for me? For me? Something for me, sir?”
To Bobby, John’s clowning mocked everything he stood for as an independent businessman. Bobby frowned, suddenly a shade more indignant.
“That’s right. Something for me. Is that so wrong? Bloody hell. It’s a hard life down here in the fleas. A fellah’s gotta eat.”
John straightened with a wry smile and a wink.
“You drive a hard bargain, Dust Bin Bob. How about a lifetime pass to all of our gigs, forever. That’s gotta be worth a fortune.”
Bobby snorted. “How about half a bar. From each of you.”
“Bloody embarrassing, that is. You don’t want the lifetime pass?”
“No offense, but… It can’t be worth much.”
John looked wounded.  Bobby sighed. “OK, I guess I’ll take it along with the
John brightened. “Deal!”
“I’ll need that in writing.”
“Of course, of course. You won’t regret this, Dust Bin Bob.”

gregAuthor Greg Kihn

NBC called Greg Kihn “Rock’s True Renaissance Man” and for good reason. As part of the eponymous band he has: toured the globe, had hit records, been inducted into the San Jose Rock Hall Of Fame, opened for the Rolling Stones and jammed with Bruce Springsteen. You may have heard of his smash worldwide #1 hit “Jeopardy” and “The Breakup Song”, not to mention the parody written by Weird Al Yankovic.

Being a famous and successful rock star is only one part of the mosaic that is Greg’s story. In the 90s Greg poured his passion for lyrics into writing fiction—publishing four novels, one of which “Horror Show” was nominated for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel.

In this vein, Greg merged his love of writing with Rock and Roll and wrote “Rubber Soul”—a unique rock murder mystery featuring The Beatles. The inspiration for this novel came from Greg’s interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Pete Best, Yoko Ono and Patti Harrison. In this way Greg gained exclusive access to the biggest band ever to exist. “Rubber Soul” is a work of fiction, but it is 100% historically accurate and a story that only rock veteran Greg Kihn could have written.

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Blog Tour Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends February 16, 2014

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


ENDED – Dry Idea Advanced Dry Product Review/Giveaway – Purex Insider

Congratulations to Lynn Romer on winning the FREE coupons!  Lynn Romer, I have sent you an email with additional instruction so I can get your coupons to you.  Congratulations again!

In terms of deodorant/antiperspirant, I typically use the clinical strength “super-duty” dries clear solid.  I’ve tried all the brands, but never been completely satisfied.  So, when I had the opportunity to sample Dry Idea Advanced Dry Deodorant from the Purex Insiders program, I was more than willing.  Purex Insiders provided a free sample of the Dry Idea Advanced Dry Fresh antiperspirant and deodorant so I could review it.  All of the opinions expressed here are my own.

Continue reading for my review and how you can win coupons for FREE Dry Idea Advanced Dry Idea Deodorant for yourself!

Dry Idea Advanced Dry Deodorant

The sample of Dry Idea Advanced Dry I received to try was a roll-on liquid, which is not the typical type of deodorant I use.  I was concerned about the length of time the liquid would take to dry, but I roll-on the deodorant and in just a few seconds, it was dry.  I was impressed.

I received the Fresh scent.  At first, when applying the deodorant, the scent seems a little strong, but once it dries, the scent subdues and is quite pleasant.  I rather like how the light fresh scent lasts all day.

I live on the East Coast, and the weather has been all over the place – which I suppose is good when you are testing a deodorant.  The Dry Idea Advanced Dry deodorant did everything it was supposed to do – it kept me dry and smelling fresh – from the early morning application all the way through to late night networking.  I have been thoroughly impressed!

In conjunction with the Purex Insider blogger reviews, Purex is holding a sweepstakes called Never Let Them See Them Sweat, where you can enter to win $500!

Dry Idea Advanced Dry Deodorant - $500 Grand Prize

And now for the Giveaway!  One Lucky Reader will win Three Coupons valid for one FREE Dry Idea Advanced Dry Deodorant (maximum value of $5.50), either Roll-On, Gel, or Aerosol.

To Enter the Giveaway, Follow these simple steps, one entry per step completed!

  • Like Dry Idea on Facebook – Leave me a comment that you liked Dry Idea’s Facebook page and your Facebook page.
  • Post a Comment on Dry Idea’s Facebook Page stating you found out about this giveaway on Hershey Wishes and Kisses and leave a link to my blog – Leave me a comment with a link to the comment you left.
  • Like Hershey Wishes and Kisses on Facebook and leave a comment – Leave a comment on this blog post indicating you have done this and a link to your comment.
  • Leave me a comment and tell me what type of deodorant you get if you won.
  • Leave me a comment and tell me what is the most important characteristic in a deodorant to you.

This Giveaway is limited to the US.  The Giveaway will end Friday April 5th, 2013 at midnight EST.  The Winner will be notified by email.

Good Luck!

ENDED – Conscious Box – Three Month Subscription Giveaway!

Congratulations to Lynn Romer for winning the three month subscription to Conscious Box!  Lynn, I have sent you an email requesting additional information so that I can get your information over to Conscious Box and your subscription can be started!  Congratulations again!

Have you heard of Conscious Box?

Conscious Box

Conscious Box is a monthly subscription service that delivers the purest, most natural products on the planet, right to your doorstep!  Conscious Box is the best way to discover the most ethical and sustainable products on the planet!  They focus on strict tenets of organic, fair trade, and pure and natural products – each month introducing you to healthy and honest alternatives for every aspect of your life, for every member of your family.  Conscious Box is the best way to discover natural products, and you can earn points for leaving feedback and reviews, and the ability to buy your favorite products at incredible discounts!  Conscious Box Perks:

  • Getting a variety of unique, pure, and natural products every single month!
  • You are certain to find new favorite products – with a wide range of products from organic food to vegan beauty products!
  • You’ll discover ethical and purpose-driven businesses of all sizes!
  • Each box contains content on daily living tips, exciting monthly themes, and creative ways to use your box!
  • Easily earn points you can apply to full size products for unbeatable discounts!

Here’s your chance to win a three-month Conscious Box subscription!  That’s a $59 value!  Also, if you are interested in a Conscious Box Subscription, use the code: LOVELIFE for a 25% discount off any subscription!

To enter the Giveaway, do each of the following and leave me a comment for each item you complete:

  • Head on over to Conscious Box and create a profile!  This is totally FREE! – Leave me a comment and tell me you created a profile and your screen name.
  • Head on over to Conscious Box’s Facebook page and like them, leave a comment about my blog on Conscious Box’s Facebook page – Leave me a comment on this blog post indicating you completed this and a link to your Facebook comment.
  • Share Conscious Box’s webpage with your friends on a social media platform - Leave one comment for each share you make and leave a link to your share please!
  • Share this giveaway with your friends on any social media platform - Leave me one comment for each share you make a link to the share please!

This Giveaway will end Saturday, April 6th at midnight, EST. 

Good Luck!

Look Inside a Conscious Box!

Happy Holidays Shutterfly – A Quick & Fun Giveaway!

Holiday Cards

Happy Holidays!  Too soon? The folks over at Shutterfly sure don’t think so.  And I agree! You know, there are only 69 days until Christmas!

Especially when it comes to Holiday Cards!  The earlier the better!  As you know, I am a huge Shutterfly fan, not just for their fantastic cards (for all occasions), but also for their photo gifts.

This year, Shutterfly has a fantastic new collection of holiday cards – from cards with traditional colors and embellishments, to modern cards with bright colors that are very merry, and religious/scripture based cards.  They even have cards to showcase the furbabies!

Take a look at Shutterfly’s impressive collection Holiday Cards.  Need some inspiration? Check out Shutterfly’s Facebook Page, Pinterest, and Twitter pages for lots of great ideas.  And before you decide what you want, be sure to check out all of Shutterfly’s Special Offers HERE.

And now for the Giveaway…One lucky winner will win a Fifty Dollar ($50) Promo Code off your total order at Shutterfly (promo code does not include shipping and cannot be combined with any other promos).


Leave me one comment on this post on what item(s) you would purchase if you won the Fifty Dollar promo code to Shutterfly.

The Giveaway will end Monday, October 29th at 19:00 EST.  Winner will be chosen at random using and will be notified by email and here at Hershey Wishes and Kisses.  Shutterfly will then email the winner the promo code directly tto the email address you provide in the comment you leave on this post.

Note:  This is a sponsored post and giveaway.  As always, any opinions expressed are mine, mine, mine.  Shutterfly is providing the Giveaway Promo Code.

Good Luck!

Win the Book ‘Michael Douglas’ by Marc Eliot by Read It Forward



The Read It Forward Giveaway Book this week is ‘Michael Douglas,’ a biography written by Marc Eliot.

In Michael Douglas, Marc Eliot brings into sharp fo­cus this incredible career, complicated personal life, and legendary Hollywood family. Eliot’s fascinating portrait of the lows and remarkable highs in Michael’s life – including the thorny yet influential relationship with his father – breaks boundaries in understanding the life and work of a true American film star.

Enter to Win by going to Read It Forward’s website, filling out the form, and crossing your fingers!

Good Luck and Happy Reading! iPad-a-Day Giveaway – Ends Tomorrow Night August 9th!

Remember when I told you about the iPad-a-Day Giveaway hosted by

Well, hopefully you’ve been entering daily!

But if you haven’t you have TWO more chances – TODAY and TOMORROW!

Recap: is hosting a super-fantastic giveaway (August 3rd – August 9th) where ONE NEW iPad is being given away each day, for a total of seven winners!  You can enter once per day, so again, TODAY and TOMORROW are your last chances to enter to win!

Just click on the image above to enter.

Good luck!
 iPad-a-Day Giveaway!

This is a great giveaway! is hosting the iPad-a-Day Giveaway now through August 9th!

One new iPad will be given away each day!  There will be a total of seven winners (one each day).

Head on over to COUPONS.COM to enter for your chance to win, and while you are there, print some coupons so you can save on your next trip to the grocery store.

You can enter once every day through August 9th.

The Details:  
The Sweepstakes begins August 3, 2012 and will end August 9, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST.

Good Luck!




Hershey Wishes and Kisses One Year Anniversary Celebration – Giveaway! *Closed*

Well, welcome to August…a brand new month, a fresh new start!

For me, July was overfilled with unexpected events.  And I admit, this blog suffered because of these personal crises.  But as I said, here we are in August, a chance for a fresh start!

A few weeks back, I managed to post about my blog’s one year anniversary…did you read it?  If you missed it, please check it out HERE.  So, in celebration of Hershey Wishes and Kisses…all my dreams come true’s One Year Anniversary, I will be hosting a giveaway!  I want to thank you, as readers of my blog, for READING my blog!

The giveaway item:

Stila Dream In Full Color Palette

It’s hardly a secret that I love my makeup, and enjoy great quality products.  I own the Stila Dream in Full Color Palette, and it’s been a great addition to my makeup artillery. There are 29 eyeshadow shades, and 7 cheek colors included in the palette.  I have found a use for all of the colors in the palette – highlighters, bronzer, and blush for the cheek colors, and for the eyeshadows, well the combination possibilities are endless.

One lucky reader will win this palette!  Will it be you? You can enter three times by doing the following:

  • Like Hershey Wishes and Kisses on Facebook by clicking HERE or using the widget on the right side of the page.  Leave me a comment with your Facebook name.
  • Follow me (@crimmylynn) on Twitter by clicking HERE or using the widget on the right side of the page.  Leave me another comment with your twitter handle.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email using the widget on top right side of the page.  Leave me a comment you did subscribed.  If the email you use to subscribe is different than the one the use to make your comments, please leave me the email you subscribed with.
Giveaway is open to US residents.  The Giveaway begins Wednesday August 1, 2012 and will close Friday, August 24, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.  If you enter after that time period, you will disqualify yourself.  Entries will be checked.  The winner will be chosen by and will be notified by email within 48 hours of the end of the Giveaway and then has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  Winner will also be posted on this blog. Retail value of the Palette is $39 USD.  Giveaway is sponsored solely by me, Crimson, the blog author.

Thank you for reading and entering!  Good luck!