As I announced last week, I’m holding a contest as a little thank-you to folks who have bought my e-book, The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning, which is still holding steady as the #1 bestseller on Amazon in Catholicism for Kindle books and books in general, and which has over fifty five-star reviews, from men, women, single people, people who have passed childbearing age, NFP instructors, a monsignor, two of my sisters, and the pope*, so you know it has to be good.
Here’s how you enter:
1. Buy and read the book. Come on, it’s only $4.99, and it’s short.
2. Leave an honest review on Amazon, and email a screenshot of your review to simchafisher [at] gmail [dot] com. Please put “MY AMAZON REVIEW” in the subject line. (Note: you can leave an Amazon review even if you bought the book through Barnes and Noble or Smashwords)
3. That’s it. You’re entered. People who’ve already written reviews, are of course, welcome to enter.
Easy peasy, right? And now for the prizes. THE! PRIZES!!!!
Yep, be the first on your block to own a matched set of SGNFP pint glasses. I was going to include a couple of nips to christen the glasses with, but it turns out it’s illegal to ship alcohol unless you are a distributor or something. So I will just have to pack up the glasses very carefully and hope to heck that nothing alcoholic happens to fall into the box.
I will, however, intentionally include one of these splendid little wooden boxes filled an assortment of ten exquisite handmade bonbons from Burdick Chocolate of Walpole, NH:
Folks, if you can’t make a nice evening out of that, even my book won’t be able to help you, and it’s a damn good book.
Your choice of five luxurious handmade soaps from Roots Soap Co.
I have been using these soaps since I met their maker, Anna Cools, last month, and they are lovely — very light and smooth, fragrant but not overpowering, and luminously beautiful to boot. Anna says:
My base recipe consists simply of rainwater, lye, coconut oil, tallow, and olive oil. Once the oils and lye have saponified, I add a combination of pure essential oils, natural clays and organic botanicals, fine oils for extra moisturizing, and organic local herbs, flowers, spices and roots that are healing or beneficial to the skin. All of my ingredients are chosen with beauty, quality and benefit in mind for each body that will enjoy them. Each batch of soap that I weigh, stir, pour, cut and form with my hands is created with pride, love, many years experience and a rich history. I hope that each person who uses my products are touched by what is behind them.
My book doesn’t specifically cover the use of soap, and yet I can’t help but feel that the combination of “clean, yet exhilarating” is somehow apropos.
Third prize is a set of steak knives.
ABC. Always Be Charting! You chart or you hit the bricks.
Either way, enter in the contest! I will close the contest at noon (Eastern time) on Friday, October 25th, and will try to announce the winners by 5 PM.