Monday, July 16, 2012

10th Anniversary CONTEST!!!

Welcome, welcome to my 10th Anniversary Celebration. It's going to be a blast! Ten years ago this week, Taken by Storm's scuba-diving hero, Michael, swam out of my brain and onto my page.  

I'm kicking off the party today with a big contest for US Readers and a separate contest for my international readers. (See details below. This one is huge!!)

Plus, this week you can snag Taken by Storm's Kindle ebook for only $ .99
Also this week only, Unbroken Connection (Book 2) and Cayman Summer (Book 3) are free on Kindle! Hurry. The free promotion ends Friday, July 20th. Don't own a Kindle? Download free Kindle apps for your laptop, tablet, iTouch, or phone.

Free bookmarks for all!! I just ordered updated bookmarks. Everyone who enters the contests will receive some to share with blog followers and friends.

In Taken by Storm, Mormon girl Leesie has life figured out until devastated Michael lands in her small town high school. He needs her like no one has before. A rare journey into a faithful LDS teen’s intimate struggle. 

from Taken by Storm . . .

I’m lost to his firm chest,
his slender fingertips, his long wavy hair,
his mouth sucking my bottom lip—
The world spins, the stars shift,
and I can’t see anything except his smoky
gray eyes gazing into mine.
You scare me, whispers
from my mouth across his.
Good, he breathes into me.
I need you to save me.

"[Morrison] handles the topics of religion and premarital sex gracefully without passing judgment. The message has less to do with religion than learning to respect and cherish others while staying true to one’s own beliefs.”  – Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

Brand new paperback and reformatted ebook with fully scalable fonts. Includes bonus, never-before-published scene, "Airport Good-bye!"

To walk away with super swag or a book of your own, all you have to do is post about the contest or celebration or my books on FaceBook, Twitter, GoodReads, your blog, Pinterest or wherever you hang out online. 

If you don't hang out online anywhere, text, email or phone your friends. Or even talk to them, face to face. Word of mouth still works! 

You'll receive one entry for every different place you post.

Then using the comment section below, enter your email address and tell me where you posted, paste links if you can.

Anyone who posts a review on the Kindle Store page of TAKEN BY STORM, UNBROKEN CONNECTION, or CAYMAN SUMMER gets a huge hug, thank you, and an extra entry for each review.

I'm having a live Q&A with Michael on Tuesday and Leesie on Thursday. Everyone who asks a question in the comments below or shows up and asks a question sometime this week (before July 20) gets an extra entry. (They promised to stop back in and answer new questions throughout the week.)

You can also score an extra entry if you like my FaceBook page! Or, for those of you who are already loyal fans, like a post. Be sure to tell me about it in the comments.

I know many of you have all the books already, so for this contest I got lots of great swag. I hope everyone wins something. The books do make great gifts and blog prizes. One prize per person. I'll draw the book prizes first. Let me know if you want all your entries to go for swag prizes.

Everyone who enters will get bookmarks. I'll email you for your address.


8 will win TAKEN BY STORM T-Shirts

8 will win TAKEN BY STORM Keychains

4 will win TAKEN BY STORM notebooks

5 will win TAKEN BY STORM Posters

1 will win TAKEN BY STORM Tote bag


10 will win signed new TAKEN BY STORM paperback

2 will win signed UNBROKEN CONNECTION paperback

2 will win signed CAYMAN SUMMER paperback

1 will win signed THREE BOOK STORM SET
(with new paperback)

1 will win signed First Edition hardcover TAKEN BY STORM

International Contest
I love all my international readers and have always included you in all my contests, but the postage to send prizes around the world has become too expensive, so I'm holding a separate contest for you.

The rules to enter and get extra entries are the same as the US Contest.

BOOKMARKS - I'm happy to mail everyone who enters bookmarks to share!

10 winners will receive coupon for a FREE TAKEN BY STORM ebook.

2 winners will receive TAKEN BY STORM paperback shipped from Book Depository. (Please check the list of countries they ship, too. This prize is only available to readers in those countries.) 

Please tell me that you are an international reader in the comments below. If you have an international address and don't tell me, you will be disqualified from both contests. If you have an US address I can ship to, you can enter the US contest.


To give lots of time for your friends and followers to enter, the contest will run through July 31st, midnight AZ time. Winners will be announced August 2.


  1. OMG!
    This is so great!
    I posted it on my FB:

    I'm a international reader :D

  2. Should I be happy that I am the second person to comment and the first to be within the US??!!!! I told a friend of mine face to face about Sing Me to Sleep and Taken by Storm. And I did the 'like my Facebook' which is very huge because I am never on it.

    1. Oops I forgot my e-mail here it is:

  3. Bruna, I need your email address, so I can contact you if you win.
    EVERYONE: Don't forget to give me your email address. If you don't want to list it here, email me at angelamorrison [at] mac [dot] com.

  4. So nice Angela!! I've just share it in my blog's facebook page!! Congratulations!!


    International address
    I've also liked the FB page

  6. I'm doing a review on Sing Me to Sleep on Goodreads, Amazon, and my blog. I have yet to read your other three but I did a bit on Facebook about them and I'll do another on Twitter and I joined your site.
    I must say that Sing Me to Sleep haunts me. I was a pretty awkward girl in high school. I can totally relate. It's so cool that she ran with her talents.

  7. Wahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Angela, Leesie, and Michael for making it 10 years!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wahooo! So in love am I with Angela's writing , I am tempted to just send ninja's to kidnap Angela and bring her and her characters to Mississippi for a week. ;) Oh, and I am a USA gal.

  8. Congrats Angela! Im a US reader! I liked you Facebook page! I posted about it on twitter-
    -Posted about it on my blog-
    -And posted on my blog about Cayman summer-


  9. Wow! What a fun giveaway!

    I'm a US reader.
    I also liked your FB page

  10. I live in the USA. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  11. This is a fabulous giveaway!!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  12. I hope to be in your contest, but do not blog and have no one who you are not already counting on your list that I know off......still hoping to start and ANWA in Preston next year.......still working on our addition and hope that work in progress gets done and then I can go back to the writing full time for a retired gal who loves to read and has read the Taken Series and you Sing me to Sleep Novel. Hello from Idaho Marsha Hanson (ANWA) Looks like you have been a very busy lady since last fall......Congratulation on your work and success.......

  13. Hiya, Angela. I've tweeted, Pinterested, G+'d and done a blog post about your give away. And, I've bought #1 and downloaded #'s 2 & 3, and marked them all as "To Read" on GoodReads. Hope that helps your promo a bit.


  14. Hi Angela..10 yrs ? wow..congrats :)

    i'm international reader, and i have US address too..would you please enter me for both contest ?:) i would really want to win your books, if possible do not enter me for swags, thank you !

    I have your sing me to sleep, won in a blog couple years ago..really like to read another books by you :D

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  15. Oooh, congratulations Angela! I'm happy for the success.
    I'm an international reader!

    I love your giveaway!


  16. Great Contest!!! I have all the books in all versions HaHa so count me off of that contest but the poster contest I will like that one :)

  17. Congratulations Angela!
    I tweeted about this great contest:
    I am an international reader. Thank you!

  18. thanks so much for this great giveaway. I live in the USA and I liked facebook Gale Adkins Nelson

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  20. Hi, I'm INT! :D
    I'm a part of promo bitz for you book, you already commented on it :)
    I also liked you on FB with my blog page - (read watch, listen) Disincentive Reviews

    I thought that tour hosts were supposed to get a free copy of the book. Or I just made it to myself. Err... I'm weird.
    PS: Amazon is showing me regular prices of ebooks. They aren't free. At all. T__T

  21. I posted on facebook:!/PittmanJeni

    Also "liked" you on facebook

    Shared on my facebook page Barefoot Dokusha

    Posted on my blog Barefoot Dokusha I post on my blog:

    I am in the US. E-mail address is or


  23. Yay! I posted about it on Goodreads today:

    I loved Taken By Storm, but haven't had the chance to read books 2 and 3 yet. Thank you for making the second and third books available for free on the Kindle this week.

    I'm in the U.S. My email address is: Thanks for the contest!


  24. I tweeted:

    tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com

  25. this is a great giveaway!

  26. I tweeted
    I posted on FB
    I also liked your page :) I love your writing :D And I am international, you have fans in Croatia :)

  27. Thanks for offering this generous giveaway:

    blog post


    actinupwb (at) gmail (dot) com

  28. What a great celebration! I posted it about it twice on my blog, liked your FB page, posted on FB, and Twitter! :)

  29. I liked your facebook page :D My name is the same on there as it is here.


    I will also be posting on instagram a picture of your book :)

    I've spread the word about your book through text to 7 of my friends.

  30. International address & thank you, luv it!

  31. Thank you for a fantastic contest! I haven't read any of them yet so my fingers are crossed for the three book set! Good luck everyone. :) US reader.

    I shared on Google +
    I also shared on Twitter
    Posted on GoodReads as well.
    I like your Facebook page

  32. Shared on twitter and facebook

    Cayman Summer: 10th Anniversary CONTEST!!!

  33. I'm a brand new reader of your books, and have heard great things about them!

    I tweeted about your contest:

    Thank you!

  34. I'm a brand new fan of yours. I liked your page on facebook and posted about it on my own page

    US reader

  35. I tweeted
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  36. I am an US reader


  37. On the phone I told my friend about Sing Me To Sleep. I am from the U.S. so I hope to be entered in that part of your contest. And congratulations!

    Deb K
    chipper101 at hotmail dot com

  38. Shared on twitter! U.S Reader!

    ijessica_r at yahoo dot com

  39. Congrats on the 10 years!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for the giveaway!!
    I shared on twitter.
    I like you on Facebook.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com


    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  41. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  42. Tweeted about the contest as @wordromancer

    tridingermckee at gmail dot com

  43. Posted on facebook as Trisha Ridinger McKee

    tridingermckee at gmail dot com

  44. Posted to Pinterest as trishrmckee

    tridingermckee at gmail dot com

  45. The contest is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone who entered. Winners will be posted and notified by email August 2nd. Thanks for coming to the party!