Saturday, December 11, 2010

YA Recent Release: And Cafe Con Leche by Evie Alexis

And Cafe Con Leche by Evie Alexis
Buy Link: $5.00

Product Description
As a teenager growing up in New York City, Isabela Castillo's protective parents try to keep her sheltered from her environment while allowing her twin brother to get away with things she only dreams of doing.
While her Mama stresses the importance of maintaining their Puerto Rican heritage, Isabela has other, more rebellious plans. As graduation looms on the horizon, she enters a controversial alliance with the strangest senior male in Preston High. Will her newfound friendship cause her to lose sight of her heritage? Will the family survive Isabela's transition to independence?

Genre: multicultural, YA, Romance - sweet
pages: 366

Visit Evie Alexis

Read a Review: 4 coffee cups by Elena's Book Cafe

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Check Out New Releases at eTreasures Bookstore: Gifts for the Goddess

Gifts for the Goddess by Carol North
Buy Link $2.00

Product Description
A ski accident lands American psychiatrist, Leila Darling, in a world between life and death. Her deepest desire is granted by the goddess of the mountain. The manifestation of her wish is in the form of Lord Rosh, a handsome East Indian skilled in the art of lovemaking as described in the Kama Sutra. To return to the land of the living she must leave her love behind. Can she make the sacrifice?

Genre: Romance- spicy
pages: 92, Novella

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Writing Contest for Aspiring Authors

Get a Fiction Makeover for National Novel Writing Month!
A Contest Sponsored by The Marshall Plan®

In celebration of National Novel Writing Month (November 2010), Evan Marshall and Martha Jewett, leading literary agents and authors of The Marshall Plan® Novel Writing Software and The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing ebook, are sponsoring a contest for aspiring novelists. Send them a proposal for your novel for a chance at winning a free copy of the software and a free Fiction Makeover—professional advice on revising your material for better chances of a sale!

Contest rules:

Entrants must not have published a novel with a major commercial publisher. Submit the first 25 (no more!) double-spaced pages of your novel, any genre, along with a synopsis no longer than 1 single-spaced page. Send your material in one .doc file as an email attachment to: Submission deadline: November 15, 2010. Winners will be announced on November 30, 2010, on as well as Facebook and Twitter. Entrants who do not follow rules exactly will be disqualified.
Become a fan on Facebook and follow on Twitter for contest updates and writing tips.
2 Grand Prizes:

  • The Marshall Plan® Novel Writing Software ($149 value)

  •  A copy of The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing Ebook ($10 value)

  •  A Free Fiction Makeover for your novel proposal: top literary agents Evan Marshall and Martha Jewett will tell you what you need to do to get your novel published faster in today’s competitive publishing climate.  3 Runner-Ups:

  • A copy of The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing Ebook ($10 value)

  • About Evan Marshall & Martha Jewett
    Evan Marshall is an internationally recognized expert on fiction writing and author of the “Hidden Manhattan” and “Jane Stuart and Winky” mystery series. A former book editor, for 27 years he has been a leading literary agent specializing in fiction. His Marshall Plan® Novel Writing Software, written with Martha Jewett, is an adaptation of his bestselling Marshall Plan® series.
    Martha Jewett is an internationally recognized expert on business books. A former award-winning business book editor at McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons, and HarperBusiness, she is currently a literary agent and editorial consultant specializing in business books. An avid memoirist, she blogs at She co-created with Evan Marshall The Marshall Plan® Novel Writing Software,  an adaptation of the bestselling Marshall Plan® series.
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    Friday, October 08, 2010

    Etreasures 2010 Holiday Kindle Giveaway

    eTreasures is giving away a Kindle Wi-Fi (Value $139.00) to one lucky winner on December 15, 2010.

    Entering is easy:
    Sign up to receive the eTreasures newsletter - found on the left side bar at the bookstore.
    All newsletter subscribers signed up by December 14, 2010 will be entered into the Giveaway.

    1.  Be a GFC follower at eTreasures Publishing blog = 1 bonus entry.
    2.  Friend  eTreasures on FaceBook = 1 bonus entry.
    3.  Follow @eTreasurespub on Twitter = 1 bonus entry.
    4.  Subscribe to eTreasures Publishing blog = 5 bonus entries.

    5.  Post about the giveaway on your Blog or FB between October 8 and December 5 announcing the giveaway earns 10 Bonus entries (limited to one per blog/fb site).
    Use the button from the sidebar or the badge above with this link:
    6.  Post the Giveaway on your Blog or FB sidebar before November 15 and keep it there through December 14 earns 15 Bonus entries (limited to one per blog/fb site).
    Use the button from the sidebar or the badge above with this link:
    7.  Every Tweet announcement earns 2 Bonus entries (limited to one per week with a new week starting on Mondays; total available 10 weeks x 2 = 20 possible points).
    Tweet: @etreasurespub 2010 Holiday Kindle Giveaway: #kindle #eTreasures
    8.  Every $5.00 purchase at the eTreasures Bookstore from September 13 through December 14 earns 10 Bonus entries.
    9.  Every Review linked to a book at the eTreasures Bookstore from October 8 through December 14 earns 30 Bonus entries.

    Send proof of Bonus entries here: with subject “Holiday Kindle Bonus Entries”.

    We hope to make someone’s holiday that much brighter through the gift of a reader and the treasure of good books to read!


    All entrants who have more than 75 points (other than the Kindle Winner) will be entered to win a Prize package consisting of
    •    A Jensmere hook bookmark
    •    A choice of a Jensmere hand made bracelet or an 8BG USB thumb drive
    •    A choice of eTreasures  print book
    •    A choice of an eTreaures print book

    Kindle Shipping Details - International Entries
    We already have the Kindle so we will ship it wherever shipping can go for a cost of $20.00 or less. If the winner is willing to pay any extra shipping cost then they may enter to win.  For example - the weight is 1 lb 4 oz.; to ship to Australia by first class mail the calculation says $12.48 so we would pay shipping. To ship it to Australia by medium flat rate box the cost is $41.28. The winner would have to pay $20.28 for the extra shipping and there would be room in the box for us to add some extra goodies!

    Saturday, September 25, 2010

    Blogmania Gift Packages Going Out to Winners!!

    The Blogmania winners all confirmed and gifts are on there way as follows: 
    To International winner Frances:
    1. Crochet Book bag with coupon for bookmark from author Patricia Bates
    6.  Amazon Gift card $20.00
    To US Winner Joan:
    7.  Amazon Gift Certificate $20.00

    I received the two Kindles I ordered last week and I will be mailing one Kindle to Sarah on Monday.

    By October 1st we will post the giveaway for the 2nd Kindle.
    We have posts coming soon on coming soon and new book releases.
    Backlist authors will be contributing blog posts too so I hope you will follow along.

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    Monday, September 20, 2010

    Winners of Blogmania Event!!


    USA/CANADIAN $100.00 Package winner:   JOAN

    INTERNATIONAL $100.00 Package winner:  FRANCES

    KINDLE winner:  SARAH B.

    The winners have been emailed and have 48 hours to confirm the win or an alternate winner will be picked.
    Thank you to everyone who entered.  And specials thanks for those who subscribed or followed in one media or another.  There will be another Kindle Giveaway coming up so stay tuned for details.  Also we still have some other nice items that will be given away along with chances to win books over the next few months.  
    We hope you will watch for posts of our new releases and posts from our backlist authors too.

    A really BIG THANK YOU TO our Sponsors! Please check out their sites and say thanks.

    Before I close out on this event I want to say one more Big THANK YOU to:

    The Blogmania Hosts

    Lynda @ Between the Pages – The founder of Blogmania.
    Gina @ Parker PR Online – Gina worked tirelessly on Blogmania. She was always responsive whenever I contacted her for help or questions.
    Bree @ Bree Bree’s Thinking Outside of the Box - Bree stepped up to help make things run smoothly and helped promo so that the entire blogosphere knew about Blogmania.

    If you would like to participate in the Blogmania event next year, check out the registration information

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    Sunday, September 19, 2010

    Still Calculating Entries for Blogmania Giveaway!

    Whew -my goodness!  I didn't realize how involved getting to the winners would be. I have 34 double sided pages of entries I am going through to verify no duplicates, verifying points and adding extra points. I am about half way done and so far there are 962 entries for the US/Canadian Giveaway, 200 for the International and 1188 for the Kindle.  So I don't expect to be completed until later tonight.
    I will return to numbering the entries after I do my Sunday Words post at MBS.
    Thank you all for your patience and understanding.

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    Thanks to Justmommies for the 
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    Monday, September 13, 2010

    WELCOME TO BLOGMANIA! A Treasure Chest for Readers!

    It is BLOGMANIA TIME! WOW! So many gorgeous prizes.  I have listed the sponsors and their gift items below. A full post for each sponsor and the gift prize can be seen at this link

    This is blog #54 out of 169 Blogs!

    I started quick and easy until I got to the Kindle and added bonuses. THE TOTAL VALUE OF THESE PACKAGES EXCEEDS $339.00
    Three Prize Packages:
    *A* US/Canadian package of Sponsor gift items and an Amazon gift card of $20.00 for a value of at least $100.00

      Julie has offered a hand stamped I (heart) Books metal bookmark.

    Anne Marie at Seaglassin is giving a lovely Music CD Songs of the Sea

    Amazing Arts is providing a personalized
    A BOOK IS A TREASURE Ex Libris Bookplate stamp!

     Emily at Darkling Treasures is donating TWO sets of original handmade Mermaid Music Tags

     lullajewelry has offered two gorgeous Ocean Treasures bookmarks 
    just perfect for our Treasure Chests.

    Angie's Store is gifting a silver plated metal Pirates of the Caribbean inspired, large bookmark.

    Sora is providing a beautiful Traveler's Treasure Trove Necklace

    Author Carol North has provided a wonderful tote bag with the cover of her newly released novella, Gifts for the Goddess.

    Author Patricia Bates who is an editor and promotions assistant for eTreasures has created a hand crocheted book bag especially for this event.

    *B* International package of Sponsor gift items and credit of $20.00 at Book Depository (or equivalent Gift card) for a value of at least $100.00. (This is only for international entries, not US/Canadian.)

    *C* One Grand Prize - A Kindle Wireless Device! 
    This is open to everyone where it can be shipped.
    Bonus entries for the Kindle:
    +1 Follow as GFC
    +1 Follow on Twitter
    +1 Friend on Facebook
    +3 Subscribe to eTreasures posts.
    +2 for tweeting - one credit per day
    +5 for posting about the contest
    +25 for making a purchase at eTreasures Bookstore.
    +25 for making a purchase at any sponsor site and sending proof of receipt to
    If you have completed the form but then decide to add bonuses you may add them in the comment section and I will factor them in but you must ENTER WITH THIS FORM

    The giveaway ends 11:59PM EST on September 16, 2010.
    Winners will be chosen using and will be chosen by September 18th, 2010. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to initial contact or a new winner will be selected.

     Here are the other blogmania sites to visit for more great prizes!  If you would like an excel or Word tracking form I have one available if you email me at I will try to post it but I just haven't figured out how to link it yet.
    1. A Design Diva with Interior Motives (US/CAN) 2. A Dash of Nutmeg (US)
    3. A Few of My Favorite Things (US/CAN) 4. A Gluten Free Journey (US)
    5. a {mod cot} life (US) 6. A Mom After God's Own Heart (US) (US/CAN)
    7. A Mom's Take (INT) 8. A Writer's Mind (INT)
    9. Adelle Laudan - Author (US/CAN) (INT) 10. Alexia's Books and Such (US)
    11. Alice Audrey, Author (US) (INT) 12. Amundsen House of Chaos (US)
    13. And Then There Were 4 (US/CAN) 14. Andy Mathis (INT)
    15. Aubut Family (US/CAN) 16. Being Tazim (INT)
    17. Believing is Seeing (US/CAN) 18. Between The Lines (US) (INT)
    19. Between The Pages (US/CAN) 20. Bitten by Books (where amazon will ship)
    21. Book Obsessed (US) 22. Book Sake (US)
    23. Book Whore (US) 24. Books and Things (US)
    25. Books R Us (US/CAN) - possible (INT) ? 26. Bookworming in the 21st Century (US)
    27. Bree Bee's Thinking Outside of the Box (US) (INT) 28. Bright Morning Star (INT)
    29. Broken Teepee (INT) 30. Busy Moms Tips (US)
    31. Busy-at-Home (US) 32. CalleLillyCafe (INT)
    33. Cheeky Reads (US/CAN) 34. Children Teaching Mama (US/CAN)
    35. Chronicles From The Crib (US/CAN) 36. Chubby Cheeks Thinks (US)
    37. Colorcrazed (INT) 38. Coupons Are Great (US)
    39. Crazy Cat Lady's Library (US) 40. Crazy House (US)
    41. Curling Up By The Fire (INT) 42. Dark Faerie Tales (INT)
    43. dBeauty Junkie (INT) 44. Deanna's Tidbits (INT)
    45. Debbie Sews Retro (INT) 46. DebsHere (US)
    47. DemonLover's Book Review (US/CAN) 48. Designs By Dawn Marie (INT)
    49. DK'S Book Reviews (US/CAN) 50. Dolly Outfitters (US)
    51. Earl's Daughter (US) 52. Ellz Readz (INT)
    53. Enjoy Life, Enjoy Now (US) 54. eTreasures Publishing (US/CAN) (INT)
    55. Evoluchun's Misc (US) 56. Extreme Personal Measures (US)
    57. Fab Find Foodie (US) 58. Family and Life in Las Vegas (US) (US/CAN)
    59. Fang-tastic Books (US) 60. Farber Family Adventures (US/CAN)
    61. Florida Frugal Family (US) 62. Forever and After (US/CAN)
    63. Freebie Spot (US) 64. Happy Birthday Author (US/CAN)
    65. Health, Beauty, Children and Family (US) 66. Home Grown Families (INT)
    67. Hookless Shower Curtains (US) 68. Hope. Dreams. Life…Love
    69. I'm a Lazy Mom (US/CAN) 70. Inspired by Fiction (US/CAN)
    71. Jeannie Ruesch's Happy Endings (US/CAN) 72. Jennifer's Musings (US/CAN)
    73. Just My Blog (US) 74. LB and J (US)
    75. Leksi Designs…This Handmade Life (US/CAN) 76. Let's Just Give It Away (US)
    77. Life with 5 monkies (US) 78. Lipstick and Luxury (US/CAN)
    79. Literaturely Speaking (US/CAN) 80. Little Yayas (US) (US/CAN)
    81. Live Love Laugh with Leslie (US) 82. Love With A touch of Magic (US)
    83. Lovin' & Livin' Life Reviews (US) 84. Lovin' Life on Less (US)
    85. Loving My Life (US) 86. Kelly's Lucky You (US/CAN)
    87. Luxury Reading (US) 88. Making Time For Mommy (US)
    89. Mama B (US/CAN) 90. Marvelous Mommy (US/CAN)
    91. MI Savings (US/CAN) 92. MelissaStuff (US)
    93. Mia Ma Miah's Diaries (US/CAN) 94. Midwestern Gone Idahoan (US)
    95. j is for (US) 96. Emmy's Boos and Rawrs (US)
    97. Mom to Bed by 8 (US/CAN) 98. Momma Maven in the Making (US)
    99. Momma Told Me (US/CAN) 100. Mommy Has to Work (US)
    101. Mommy's Free Time (US/CAN) 102. Mommy's Minute (US/CAN)
    103. Mother of Pearl It Is (US/CAN) 104. my favorite PINK (US)
    105. My Life As Grandma (INT) 106. My Life with Rats and More (INT)
    107. My Silly Monkeys (US/CAN) 108. Night Owl Crafting (US)
    109. Nine More Months 110. Nomie Eco Ware (INT)
    111. Not-Really-Southern Vamp Chick 112. Of Ink and Quille (US/CAN)
    113. Paranormal Bites (US/CAN) 114. Past The Print (INT)
    115. Proud Book Nerd (INT) 116. Que's Ramblings (US)
    117. Reading At The Beach (US) 118. Reading Teen (INT)
    119. Reading, Writing and Waiting (US) 120. Reflections with Coffee (US)
    121. Review Retreat (INT) 122. Reviews and Giveaways by The Chickenista
    123. Rex Robot Reviews (US/CAN) 124. Rockin' Deals (US)
    125. Sandra K. Marshall 126. Sarah's Blog of Fun (INT)
    127. Save the Date for Cupcakes (INT) 128. Saving Obsession (US)
    129. See It! Love It! Win It! (US) 130. Seize the Book (US)
    131. Shelley's Swag (US) 132. SidewaysGravity (INT)
    133. Simply Living on a Budget (US) 134. Simply Stacie (INT)
    135. Skhye's Ramblings (US) 136. Stanwood PlaySchool (US/CAN)
    137. Still Blonde after all these YEARS (US) 138. Stretching the One Income Dollar (US/CAN)
    139. Studio Chic Design (INT) 140. Survey Junkie (US)
    141. Sweet Mint Studios (US/CAN) 142. Sweethearts (US)
    143. Tammy's Book Parlor (US/CAN) 144. Texas Monkey (US/CAN)
    145. The Clever Mommy Chronicles (US/CAN) 146. The Coupon Goddess (US)
    147. The Freebie Junkie (US/CAN) 148. The Girl is A Mom (US/CAN)
    149. The Missionary Mama (US/CAN) 150. The Mommy Diaries (US/CAN)
    151. The Organizing Genie (US) 152. The Susquehanna Writers (US/CAN)
    153. The Sweetest Romance Authors (US/CAN) 154. The Thrifty Things (US)
    155. The Two Savvy Sisters (US) 156. The Very Best Housewife (US/CAN)
    157. This Mama Loves Her Bargains (US) 158. Toddler Awesome (INT)
    159. Trees Will Bend (US/CAN) 160. Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways (US)
    161. Truth Be Told (US) (INT) 162. Upstate Ramblings (US) (INT)
    163. Village of Moms (US) 164. Women's Life Link (INT)
    165. WordVessel (US) 166. Writing is a Blessing
    167. Yellow Tennesse (US) 168. Tim and Angi's Family Blog (US/CAN) (US)
    169. Today's Adventure (US/CAN)

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    Tuesday, August 10, 2010

    Blogmania Sponsor: Author Carol North

    We have another Blogmania gift from one of eTreasures' own authors, Carol North. Carol is donating a wonderful tote bag with the cover of her soon to be released novella, Gifts for the Goddess.  I have one of the totes with another of Carol's covers. I love the tote which is so handy to carry books to and from my office!

    Gift Value $16.00 plus shipping (US or Canada)

    Stay posted for more news on Gifts for the Goddess which is being released this month!

    Learn more about Carol and her books at:
    Escape Into a Story by Bestselling Author Carol North

    View Carol's trailers:

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    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    Check Out Our Updated Blog Design!

    I want to thank Mary at Mary, Mary Quite Contrary Design Shop for our fresh Blog design. Mary was easy to work with and very prompt. I filled out a form with items I wanted, she made a mock up and then worked with me to change the details as I requested.

    I also have to thank Stacey at Simply Stacey and Kelly at Kelly's Lucky You because I won Mary's services at the blog design giveaways held by Stacey and Kelly.

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    Sunday, June 20, 2010

    Blogmania Sponsor: Jensmere Design

    Jensmere at Count it All Joy has made two lovely hook bookmarks especially for Blogmania.

    Gift Value $14.00

    Jensmere also made these purse or key charms and the eyeglass chains  especially for eTreausres' gifts.

    Friday, June 04, 2010

    Blogmania Sponsor: Soradesigns!

    This is another beautiful gift donated by Sora Designs

    Isn't this a treasure!

    Gift Value: $35.50 plus shipping

    See other lovely items at Sora Designs here:

    Wednesday, June 02, 2010

    Blogmania Sponsor: Angie's Store

    Here is another awesome bookmark gift from Angie's Store.

    This is a silver plated metal Pirates of the Caribbean inspired, large bookmark. The bookmark itself measures 4 3/4 inches long and the charm chain is just over 4 inches long. It includes the following charms: one smiling skull in an elaborate frame, one parrot, one brass barrel, one skull key, one treasure chest, one ship, and one treasure map.

    Legal Disclaimer: This is not authorized Pirates of the Caribbean bracelet from the books. Credit is given to the authors for any references to characters, events or quotes from the Pirates of the Caribbean series. I make no connections or associations between my work and Walt Disney Pictures property. I do not own nor claim license to the books, movies adaptation or any associated trademarks. No copyright infringements intellectual or otherwise intended. All pictures and designs © copy right of Ang549, Angie‘s Store.

    Gift Value: $24.00 plus shipping

    Visit Angie's Store to see other theme inspired art, including Harry Potter and Twilight.

    Also, all you Hunger Game fans check out Angie's new Hunger Game inspired items!

    Monday, May 31, 2010

    Blogmania Sponsor: lullajewlery

    Here is another beautiful prize from a Blogmania Sponsor:  lullajewelry

    lullajewelry has offered two gorgeous Ocean Treasures bookmarks just perfect for our Treasure Chests.
    One will go to each of the packages - US/Canada and International!

    Total Gift value $18.00 plus shipping.

    Visit Lulla Jewelry at her estsy shop
    or her blog to check out more art and other media links. 

    Saturday, May 29, 2010

    Blogmania Sponsor: Darkling Treasures Art & Creations

    A Big Thank you to Emily White at Darkling Treasures for being another Blogmania sponsor.

    Emily is donating TWO sets of original handmade Mermaid Music Tags -5 per set.  This will allow one set for US/Canada and one set for International!  These are really unique and lovely looking!

    Total Gift Value: $11.00 plus shipping

    If you like mermaids, fairies and dragons check out other selections by visiting Emily and her unique art work and gifts at:



    Thursday, May 27, 2010

    Blogmania Sponsor: Amazing Arts!

     Stacey at Amazing Arts is contributing a great book plate stamp as a Blogmania Sponsor!

    This gift is a personalized A BOOK IS A TREASURE Ex Libris Bookplate stamp! Just picture your name there!

    Gift Value: $15.50 plus shipping.

    If you like rubberstamps, check them out at

    You can also find Amazing Arts at:

    Twitter @maidenearth
    On Etsy!!

    On YouTube too!

    Monday, May 24, 2010

    Blogmania Sponsor: Seaglassin

    Thank you to another Blogmania Sponsor, Anne Marie at Seaglassin.

    Seaglassin is giving a lovely Music CD Songs of the Sea by Anne Marie.

    Gift Value $12.00 plus shipping.

    Visit Seaglassin at these links and see their beautiful jewelry!!/pages/Sea-Glass-Treasures/311371930215

    Saturday, May 22, 2010

    Blogmania Sponsor: juliethefish designs!
    Julie has offered a hand stamped I (heart) Books metal bookmark.

    Gift value: $10.00 plus shipping.

    Visit juliethefish designs here!  Check out her link for Dads, Grads and Teachers.

    Blogmania Event: Treasure Chests for Readers!

    We are excited here at eTreasures Publishing to be part of BLOGMANIA on September 15 & 16!!! Yes, you read right....BLOGMANIA is going to be TWO (2) DAYS this time!!!! The event is going to be bigger and better, with up to 175 blogs involved all with prizes exceeding $100.00 in values.

    Currently there are over 115 wonderful blogs confirmed!!! One blog has prizes totaling $1000.00!
    Each blog is going to have some FANTASTIC giveaways, allowing you, our devoted readers, the chance to win some wonderful items, from jewelery, to books, to toys, to gift certificates and more!!!

    The prizes here at eTreasures will consist of gift certificates, books, and ebooks.  Additionally, we are pleased to have several sponsers adding some lovely prizes to our Treasure Chests!
    We will have a major US/Canada prize and a major International Prize each with a value of $75.00.
    There will be two runner up US/Canada prizes and two runner up International Prizes all for of a value of $25.00 each.  There may be additional prizes as well with that news to be announced as we get closer to the event!

    We will be posting pictures of the wonderful gifts and links to our sponsers.  We encourage you to visit the sponsor sites to show your appreciation of their support.  There will also be a list of the sponsors posted in the sidebar until the event.   Get ready for a great event!

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