Courtney S. Barr

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Saturday, May 22, 2010


Thank you all for participating in my Surprise contest yesterday! I decided since it is now 12:23 p.m. CST I will go ahead and announce the winners!!

The answer was indeed SILENCE (though I did accept QUIET too ;o)

The first two to answer correctly:


& the Randomly selected winner is:


YAY!! I am so excited for each of you!
Please email me your Book choices from the Book Depository and your shipping details!
Again, I am so excited to have such wonderful members of the Royal Court - you are ALL amazing!
I have a few more contests coming up and another author Spotlight in the works so be sure to watch out for the Royal Proclamations!

Now on to an award.

I passed along a Sunshine award to someone yesterdaywho gets mentioned in many Blog Award listings. He definitely deserves every mention but it has come to our comical attention that most of the awards around here have pink, purple, flowers, birds and well...teddy bears.

Don't get me wrong this MANLY MAN appreciates those awards BUT I can understand how it is not so easy to hang these awards on his virtual wall while still keeping his vodka sipping, saw wielding, lightning conquering persona...
So for this wonderful gentleman I would like to present an award made in his honor:

The rules are simple:

Pass this on to at least one more blogger you would enjoy shooting the s**t with after work (forgive the phrase please, but it is appropriate here), engrossing in witty banter about the most basic of topics while also sharing an intense love of classic literature.

There may only be one person in the world that immediately comes to mind and that's okay. It just means Simon would be in a bar with 500 women vying for his attention. ;o)
Simon - this one is for you!

If you have not already heard


are in order for the amazing

From Publisher's Marketplace: Elana Johnson's CONTROL ISSUES, set in a brainwashed society where those gifted with mind control best join the powers that be, but one rebel girl tries to beat them at their own game, to Anica Rissi at Simon Pulse, by Michelle Andelman at Lynn Franklin Associates (NA).
(taken from Elana's blog)


Now go click on the link above and share the love - GO GO GO!!
Have a Super Saturday!


  1. I love Simon's award--and congrats to all the winners! And to Elana, Im so excited for her!!

  2. Woohoo! Thanks Courtney! I rarely win things so I'm super excited!! :)

    Congrats to Elana again- so exciting.

    And I love Simon's award - I bet that one stays at the top of the blog!

  3. #1 - Yay! I'm so excited to win your secret contest! I'll email you. Thank you, thank you!!

    #2 - OMG!! That Simon award is too awesome, Princess! Great idea!

    #3 - Elana = BEST NEWS EVER!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

    You rock, girl! Loves ya!

  4. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... *deep breath* ...AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA... *doubles over* *pounds knees* ... AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAA... *gasping for breath* ...AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAaAHHAHal;sd;vouerww... *can't type any more* *snort* AHhahhaaaa.... Whoo! ... *wipes tears of laughter* ...Cough... *snort* *snicker* ...heeheheheeeee... *sniff* *pant, pant* ... *sigh*

    Whoo, boy! You, good lady, win the Bucket of Wings with Awesomesauce award (that may or may not exist) for making that award just for me. Oh my hell, that's funny! And also a signal honor, your highness.

    *bows* *doffs cap*

    I accept this award with great humility and amusement, and resolve henceforth to silently toast your majesty every time I indulge in an after-work happy hour. Plus, I'm quite sure Papa would approve of The Torrents of Spring being used as a coaster. He was cool like that, I'm told. :D

    You're AWESOME!

    *exits stage right, still chuckling to himself*

  5. Great awards!!

    And thank you for celebrating my deal with me. You are so amazing!

  6. Congrats to the winners!!

    And Simon's award is badass! Well done. Our male writer friends do need some manly awardage.
    I'm mad jealous of your computer skillz, yo! How'd you make that?? I wanna make one!

    Congrats again to Elana!

    Happy rest of your weekend, love. Be careful of the tiger in the bathroom.

  7. WOW!!!! An explosion of awesomesauce!!!! :)

    First...YAY me! *grin* I'll send you an email soon. Congrats to Shannon & Jemi as well!

    And Simons award...pure genius! Kudo's to you for coming up with it...and to Simon for being its first recipient! The design is inspired...and I'm so happy it doesn't include some sort of phallic symbol! :)

  8. Ah, I love your blog. Great award!! That was awesome. And how excited are we all for Elana? CRAZY excited. Love how the love gets spread across the blogosphere. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Haha, Shannon and DL, you guys have fast fingers :-) And what guy can resist an award that features a beer?

  10. Thank you all for sharing in the celebration of Elana's success & of course I am ecstatic you all like Simon's award! I wanted to use a vodka bottle but it was difficult to do so...but I feel he will enjoy the beer too ;o)

    Simon - I am beyond thrilled that you have accepted and love this award. I had to do it. After seeing the onslaught of feminine awards last week, my heart just went out to you! ;o)I hope you enjoy it.


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