Sunday, November 25, 2012

Contest! Contest!

Hello Everyone,

The holidays are rushing in, and I'm having a contest to celebrate the season.  For those of you who like to curl up with a book and a nice warm beverage you'll love the prize I'm offering.  The winner of this contest will receive a basket or bag full of tea, coffee and chocolate beverages with some cookies or special choclates.  Whatever I can find. 

All you have to do to win is go to Eirelander Publishing at, click on authors, and then click on Sandra K. Marshall.  My books will pop up.  You need to read the blurbs of The Catalyst, Addiction and The Deceived to find out where the setting is for these books. 

Have fun searching.  It's easy and simple. 

Also, you might like to take a look at A Fool's Fool while you're there.  Also, if you have people on your Christmas list who like to listen to books, A Fool's Fool is in audio.

If there is more than one correct answer, the earliest one is the winner.  The others will have a choice of one of my ebooks.  Also, this prize is only for the U.S. and Canada, but someone from another country can win one of my ebooks.

Join in the holiday spirit!  The winners will be announced next Sunday. 


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Do You Like to Talk On the Telephone?

At our house I won't answer the telephone.  Whenever the phone rings, my hubby has to pick it up, or it doesn't get answered.  You are probably asking yourselves why by now.  Is she crazy?  lol  I just hate to talk on the telephone.

Okay, you're still asking why, and I have an answer.  The reason I don't like to talk on the phone is because I had so many jobs where I was constantly on the phone.  In some of those positions about 50% plus of my work was answering and talking on the phone.  I, also, had to make calls to other people.  Are you starting to understand why I hate telephones?

Have any of you had jobs where you answered the phone so much that you don't like to talk on the phone?  I'll be waiting to see all of your comments. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.  Enjoy your turkey dinner, but remember those who'll be going hungry this day. 

Have a safe holiday.  See you next Sunday.

Sandra K. Marshall

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day

Today is the day we give tribute to our veterans.  These are the men and women who fight to keep us free.  They go to battle in order to keep our country safe.  Because of our military, we still have the right to free speech, to practice our religious beliefs and to achieve whatever goals we set for ourselves. 

Originally, Veteran's Day was called Armstice Day.  November 11, 1919 President Wilson proclaims the first Armstice Day.  It was June 1, 1954 when President Eisenhower signed legislation changing the name of the legal holiday from Armstice Day to Veteran's Day.

In 1968, Congress passes the Monday Holiday Law which established the 4th Monday in October as the new date for the observance of Veteran's Day to take effect in 1971.  From 1971 to 1975, Veteran's Day was observed by all states on the fourth Monday of October except Mississippi and South Dakota.  Other states decide to change their observances back to November 11: 1972 - Louisiana and Wisconsin; 1974 - Kentucky, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, South Carolina, West Virginia; 1975 - California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Wyoming.

In 1975 legislation passed to return the Federal observance of Veteran's Day to November 11, based on popular support throughout the nation.  The law took effect in 1978 when Veteran's Day observance reverted to November 11th. 

As you can see it took a lot of time to get things done in Congress back then, and it hasn't changed.  Smile!

For all of our military may you be blessed for giving up such a huge part of your lives and many of you your lives for the rest of us.  Never ever forget these people who go to war for us.  They never come home the same, and we must be patient and understanding of them.  God Bless all of you!

All of the historical information came from the military history army site and more info can be found at this link:

Have a great week, and I'll see you next Sunday.

Sandra K. Marshall  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Contest

Happy Thanksgiving Contest at Romance Books 4 Us

November contest prizes include:

1) $50 gift card to Amazon/Barnes & Noble
2) surprise gift tote
3) Jimmy Thomas signed book poster AND Kindle ebook copy of Fallen
SEAL Legacy by romance author Sharon Hamilton.

Contest begins 5 Nov. and ends midnight EST on 28 November. NOTE: Snail
mail items only shipped to USA and Canada.

How to enter:  Go to Romance Books 4 Us,
Find the 20 pages that have a Happy Thanksgiving sign. Collect the 20
page names and send them in one list to our contest email:

For those of you who leave a comment this week, one person will win a chance to choose
one of any of my ebooks from my publisher in whatever format you prefer. Just visit
Eirelander Publishing, click on authors, and on the left you'll find my name.  Click on
Sandra K. Marshall to see a list of my books.

Have a great week everyone.  Don't forget to vote.  See you next Sunday!