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Sunday, February 17, 2013
Giving away 3 signed copies of Barefoot Summer!

I just got a few advanced copies of my June 4 release in the mail. I'm SO tickled to see the beautiful cover in my hands!

The purpose of advanced copies is to get a little buzz going, so that's where I need your help.

How can you help spread the word about Barefoot Summer? Can you write online reviews? Blog about the story? Recommend it to your book club? Tweet and FB about it? Be creative!


1. Leave a message telling me how you'd use a free copy of Barefoot Summer to spread the word.

2. Leave your email address.

That's it! I'll email the winners on Wednesday (Feb 20).

Barefoot Summer: 

             In the years since her twin brother’s drowning, Madison McKinley has struggled to put it behind her. Despite the support of her close-knit family and her gratifying job as a veterinarian in their riverside town, the loss still haunts her. To find closure, Madison sets out to fulfill her brother’s dream of winning the town’s annual regatta. But first she has to learn to sail, and fast.  
              Beckett O’Reilly knows Madison is out of his league, but someone neglected to tell his heart. Now she needs his help—and he’ll give it, because he owes her far more than she’ll ever know.  
Madison will do anything—even work with the infamous Beckett O’Reilly—to reach her goal. And as much as she’d like to deny it, the chemistry between them is electrifying. As summer wanes, her feelings for him begin to grow and a fledgling faith takes root in her heart. 
                      But Beckett harbors a secret—one that will test the limits of their love and the depth of Madison’s faith. Can their new romance survive summer’s challenges? And will achieving her brother’s dream give Madison the peace she desperately seeks?

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Denise Hunter  
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At 9:02 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Hosting a Barefoot Mystery Party!

And doing a review on my blog, which is then posted on Facebook!

At 9:31 PM, Blogger Danielle Stewart said...

I have a Tumblr blog which has a lot of followers who are readers. So I'll post a review on there. I'll also tell all my friends and post it on my Facebook page. And also on my Twitter.

I look forward to reading the rest of the book :)

At 5:38 AM, Blogger karenk said...

i have a great group of reading friends...we would love to spread the word of your latest novel, denise. thanks for the chance.

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

At 8:43 AM, Blogger Candice Sue Patterson said...

How exciting!
I will post how much I love it on both of my Facebook pages, blog about it on my writing blog which is geared to writing/reading/and small rural farming here in Indiana!, pair the review with a similarly themed cake on my baking/cake design blog, and continue to tell everyone I know what a great author you are!

Thanks for hosting another giveaway!

Candice Patterson

At 8:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a blog, I review books on that in Dutch. I also work for a publishing house in the Netherlands, maybe I can put in a good word for you... :)

At 8:59 AM, Blogger j. barrett said...

After i read an ARC i post on goodreads, library thing and amazon. then booksamillion, B&N, diesel, smashwords if i can. my blog, facebook, twitter and google circles. This is all I do at my blog, post my book reviews. between the different media an children's books included I can read at least one book a day. I can highlight the book on the day of it's release. I have in the past participated in blog hops, and book giveaways. Thanks for the chance,

jbarrett 5 at cox dot net

At 9:08 AM, Blogger Kelli Jo said...

I could talk about it on Facebook and Twitter. I could "like" it on Amazon and leave reviews on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!! And if you have bookmarks for it, I could pass them out to local bookstores and friends.

At 9:08 AM, Blogger Deanna Entner said...

I would tell my book club about it, post it on Goodreads and FB. You have been my favorite author for a very long time now. I'd love to have an advanced copy!! Please pick me!

At 9:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've read and reviewed quite a few of your books in the past, as you're one of my favorite authors. I know that I can count on a consistent and encouraging story from you.

I regularly post my reviews on my blog, as well as I also have accounts with B&N, Goodreads, that I can post the review to as well. I always promote my books and reviews on Facebook, through my pastor's wives network and through the Book Club network.

I've always had a passion for reading and your books are one of the many reasons why. :)

At 9:21 AM, Blogger Melissa said...

I would love to receive a advance copy of "Barefoot Summer" to review on my blog! I always post a review on and Barnes and Noble with my I share on Twitter and Facebook.

I really enjoy your books!

Melissa @ My recent favorite books
readinginks ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

At 9:32 AM, Blogger Brenda Fatyol said...

I would post it on my facebook and Pintrest. Also by word of mouth to all my friends. You are my favorite author.
I love the way you write, always leaving me wanting more. Would love to have a advance copy.

At 9:39 AM, Blogger Susan Norris said...

I can offer you a two for one... not only will I blog about it, but my daughter and I both will post on Facebook and Twitter. She's a huge fan too and is eagerly anticipating the next Denise Hunter book. :-)
Good luck with your release!

At 9:58 AM, Blogger Debra Collins said...

I'll spread the word by posting a review on my blog, Facebook, twitter, Amazon, Books-a-million, Barns & Noble,and Goodreads!

I love Denise's books. Thanks so much for the opportunity on a chance to win a copy of "Barefoot Summer"


At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd write an online review, blog about it both on my blog and my tumblr, recommend it to my teen book club, leave a review on goodreads, tweet and FB about it, and I'lll also leave a video on YouTube. Plus, with permission, I'd post posters in bookstores in my area explaining why people should buy the book when i comes out in Hune.

stephjackson4 (at) gmail (dot) com

At 10:36 AM, Blogger Janet said...

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At 10:51 AM, Blogger Sheryl Barnes said...

Hi Denise -

I coordinate the ladies book club at my church (membership of 60 plus) and introduce a new author of Christian fiction to the group each month. Having not read your work, I would be reviewing your book as a possible monthly selection for us to read. If chosen, it is posted on FB, our Book Club Network page, emailed to the group and linked on our church website. We have a large/active club. I try to plan meetings around the theme of the book and envision a "Barefoot Summer" picnic.

Sheryl Barnes
Redeemed Readers of North Metro

At 10:52 AM, Blogger Janet said...

Hi Denise! I love your books because the characters are so true to life. I would post about it on my blog, facebook, twitter and tell ALL my friends about it. Thanks for the chance to win. I deleted my first comment by accident.

At 11:03 AM, Blogger sixteenandlife said...

Post on Facebook, twitter, putting pictures on Insragram and pintrest. I would tell all my friends and family about it and loan it out to people to give them a chance to read it :)

At 11:39 AM, Blogger Ashley said...

I will post a review on my blog, twitter, amazon, and I could also host a giveaway on my blog. :) Love all your books! Can't wait to read it!! :)

At 11:45 AM, Blogger Kristie said...

Hi Denise!

I am so excited you have another book coming out - love all of them! I will read the book and post a review on my blog (, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter. Then the books I read and love always get passed around to family members and friends at my church!

Thank you!

At 11:47 AM, Blogger canpowell said...

I love to read, but am running out of room to store my books, so after I read a good book, I then donate it to my church library. That way I can tell all the other ladies in my church about it and let them read it. Some will buy their own instead of waiting to borrow it!

At 11:57 AM, Blogger NeeCee said...

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At 12:00 PM, Blogger Emily said...

I love your books and I have a book rating blog, and on it I'll my viewers what I think about it (And I just know it'll be a good review, cause I LOVE your books) and I'll recommend the book to others.

At 12:17 PM, Blogger Jackie Smith said...

I love your books and am excited about this one!!! I don't do FB nor do I have a blog. However, I promise to post a review on Amazon, tell friends about your book, and give the book to my local library. The librarians are very good about placing books in a "new books" place and urging readers to read them!
Thanks for the giveaway.
Jackie Smith

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Rissi said...

Yay! I've been looking forward to this novel ever since finishing 'Trouble with Cowboys.' Cannot wait to read it, Denise! The story sounds delightful and the cover art? It's gorgeous. :)

"1. Leave a message telling me how you'd use a free copy of Barefoot Summer to spread the word."

- though Blogger (review, mentions, etc.)
- Wordpress (review)
- on Twitter (RT's, review links)
- Tumblr
- Goodreads
- Amazon


Thank you SO much for this giveaway, Denise!

At 1:51 PM, Blogger bookgirlforJesus said...

I'd let friends read my copy and brag about it on fb. I'd put that I'm reading it on goodreads and would write a review. 'Barefoot Summer', would also be posted on my pinterest as 'Books I read in 2013'. 'The Trouble With Cowboys', is already on there as the first book I read this year!

At 1:59 PM, Blogger Marisa said...

Well, I do not have a blog, but I do have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and great word of mouth. I would start by writing a review on Amazon and then linking it to all of my social media sites, including a post on your page, and my church's page.

Word of mouth is also a great feature. I love Christian Romance novels, and yours are on the top of my list always. Telling my friends about your books is an added bonus.

Thanks so much for the opportunity and either way, I look forward to the chance to read this book!

~ Marisa
mafrit2 (at) hotmail (dot) com

At 2:01 PM, Blogger Kim Saastamoinen said...

Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads....word of mouth, and when I finish the book, I'll share it with a friend.

At 3:10 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Review on my blog and on Amazon. And I'll tell everyone about your book on my Facebook pages. Yes, plural. :)

At 3:14 PM, Blogger Pam said...

I would review it on my blog Daysong Reglections as well as post about it on Facebook. I also have friends with whom I share books I enjoy.

At 3:39 PM, Blogger Jenny B. said...

I could do a review on my blog and post it to other sites as well!

At 3:42 PM, Blogger Shondra said...

I would love to get my hands on this!

I would blog, tweet, fb post, share with my book club, share with my library (where I work), and tell everyone else I'm not connected with electronically. I would also post reviews to online stores!


At 3:42 PM, Blogger Shondra said...

I would love to get my hands on this!

I would blog, tweet, fb post, share with my book club, share with my library (where I work), and tell everyone else I'm not connected with electronically. I would also post reviews to online stores!


At 4:15 PM, Blogger Jasmine A. said...

Great cover!
I would do a review on my blog and then share it in several places including Amazon and GoodReads, Facebook and Twitter. And I would ask the lovely author if she would be willing to do a short interview about her book that I could post on my blog.
Jasmine A.

At 5:07 PM, Blogger Malory Holmes said...

Review on my blog, reviews on amazon and other sites, tweets, fb posts, etc.

At 5:19 PM, Blogger Mary Murphy said...

I love your books. I would share with my book club and at my community centerinour retirement community. I would also post a review on my website along with my facebook friends. I also would share it with the assisted living vented in our county. Many have ereaders but cant afford books

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At 6:31 PM, Blogger Pam Parrish said...

I would love to get your book early. I will post it in Goodreads, where I have posted every book I have read of yours. You're my favorite author. After I am finished it I will share it with all of my friends I work with. We all share books with each other. I can't wait. Thanks.

Pam Parrish

At 6:40 PM, Blogger Laura Jackson said...

I would love to review and help promote your new book.

I would review it on my blog, Amazon, Goodreads, and Twitter.

laurelprincess12 at gmail dot com

At 9:15 PM, Blogger Veronica Sternberg said...

I can review it on CBD, amazon, b & n, goodreads, my blog, fb & tweet, and recommend to my book club also. I'm so excited! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

At 9:56 PM, Blogger Glenda said...

I would do a review for "Barefoot Summer" put it on Amazon, Facebook, Goodreads and several Blogs. And add a prayer that it will be the best one yet!

At 10:28 PM, Blogger Jojos Corner said...

I LUV this cover soooo much!!!! Pretty!!!
If I win a copy, I would review on my blog
I do VIDEO REVIEWS on my YouTube channel which I link to my blog.
I LUV promoting amazing Christian fiction...
I always share my reviews on
Pinterest Boards
My personal blog
Novel Crossing
I'm excited about sharing BAREFOOT SUMMER w/ my viewers!!!!! BLESSINGS

At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I spread the word by talking it about it to friends and family, plus doing a review on my blog. My blog is connected through FB, Twitter, Yahoo, Pinterest and other forms of sharing to get the word out.

I would look forward to reading this book, because I will definitely have a lot of resting time when our new baby boy arrives in less than 8 weeks.

At 11:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

forgot email addy (sorry) ;-)
Jenna_bearden_10152005 (at) yahoo (dot) com

At 8:23 AM, Blogger moo77hb said...

I would share both offline and online. I would blog about the book, share on facebook, twitter, google plus. I would also leave reviews on retail sites like Amazon and Goodreads and anywhere else I can. Offline I would share it with my mommy groups and fellowship groups!
Thanks for this chance!

At 6:33 PM, Blogger Sarah Bittel said...

I would share with all of my friends who absolutely LOVE you!
God bless! xoxoxo

At 3:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sound like your best book yet!!! I would love to read and share with wives of wounded warriors.

You are a blessing!!

At 11:18 PM, Blogger Tressa S said...

This sounds like a great read! I would post a review on Goodreads, my blog (, and on Amazon. Would love to review it for you. My email is tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com


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