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100K Reader Appreciation Giveaway

Yesterday, I hit 95,000 in total book sales!!!

How surreal is THAT? When I published my first book, Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, last July I hoped to sell 1000 books by December 31. That was dreaming big to me. Seriously.

The truth is, I’ve sold so many books because of my readers. If you all hadn’t bought my books, then told your friends, I’d be lucky to sell my original goal of 1000.

You all have no idea how much I appreciate you!

I worry that every time I tell you all thank you, you’ll think it’s disingenuous.  And it’s not. I love you all so much! When I realized how closely I was getting to selling 100,000 books, the first thing that popped into my head was:

I want to thank my readers.

And the best way to do that is to have a giveaway!!!

This contest will be open immediately. I will close the contest as soon as I find out I’ve sold 100,000 books. At my current rate of sales, I should hit that within two weeks, however, my sales are slowing down, (these things are cyclical) so it could be three or four weeks. Or even longer.

What am I giving away?

The first place prize is a KINDLE FIRE.

The second place prize is $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card, winner’s choice.

And third place prize is an autographed set of all five of my published books.

How do you win?

Just leave a comment below and tell me which of my books is your favorite. Of course, if you want to tell me why you like the book, I’d love to know, but it’s not a requirement.  Only one entry per person.

My total sales are now 95,496. I’ll put a widget at the top of the column on the right to keep you up to date on sales. Winners will be picked with Random Number Generator when the contest closes.

Once again, and I can’t say it enough– THANK YOU!!!


THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! I HIT 100,000 shortly before midnight on May 29!!!!

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While I love them all, so far my favorite is Sacrifice. I just live Will and Emma so much, and they both go through so much (dear GOD, you are evil, woman!) but end up stronger for it. I love their journey so so SO much! I can’t wait for Redemption!! :o)

I also really love Rose and Joe and can’t wait to see where they go next. With a few bottles of Number Ten. ;o) <3

Amber Calkins

Sacrifice is my favorite! I love the twist of bringing water into the mix, the cliff hanger at the end, and the love story between Will and Emma.

Heather Garrison

The Chosen series is just an amazing, fantastic series!
I am both excited and saddened to know that te final book in the series will soon be out…I don’t want it to end! -lol-


I will always love 28 1/2 Wishes! It was the first Denise book I read and I fell in love with Rose. I can’t wait for the next book. Of course I love the Chosen series as well and I can’t wait for the next release on that series too.

Brandi Kaliloa

It is hard to pick a favorite. But I will choose Sacrifice. The book keeps you glued to it the whole time you are reading! I honestly could not put the book down!


I love all of your books, but my favorite is the Chosen series.

Natalie Cleary

Wow, thank you so much for the giveaway. If its International enter me please. I LOVE all 3 of the The Chosen series but my favorite is book 1, Chosen. I love them simply because the writing and the story are excellent, it really pulls you into the story and the world you have created. I love Emma as well. Havent read any of your other 2 books but I have them on my Kindle. Ive tweeted and Facebooked about the giveaway as well as links to the books. Thanks again for this awesome contest.


I love 28 1/2 wishes..such a good book and am anxiously waiting for the next one :)

Sandi West

My fav is between Twenty-Eight and a Half reasons or Here. Both of which I am impatiently waiting for the 2nd book for both of these. I do like the
chosen series also, but if I have to choose I will choose Twenty Eight

Karen Fisher

LOVE all The Chosen books…can’t wait for the next one…I miss Will and Emma so much!!!


You know I love Chosen with all my heart. I feel invested in this series, and the lives of the characters. If I have to choose a book then I choose Hunted b/c I have a character named after me in it. Granted she’s a boozing whore but I’ll take what I can get. :)


The Chosen series. I do have 28 and Here on my Kindle to read at some point this summer. Keep up the great work. What I like is that you a real and accessible to your readers.

Jannah Findley

I love The Chosen Series! Keep ’em coming!!!

Sivje Parish

28 1/2 Wishes is still my favorite because i think I would really love Rose as a friend.

Lissa Critz

This is like trying to pick your favorite child. I love them all for very different reasons! Today I have to say that Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes is my favorite because I’m in a Rose kind of mood. The dialogue and sayings (Crappy Doodles, anyone?) are just so funny and fun to read. I recently re-read this one and still giggled like an idiot over the part where Rose talks about using a gun the first time (where’s the spinny part where the bullets go?). :)


I totally love all of the Chosen series but I think Sacrifice has to be my favorite so far! I’m on pins & needles waiting for Redemption! Thank you for such an awesome series! I can’t wait to read more of your work (I’m about to start Here at lunch today). :-)

Must we pick one book? The first of your books that I read was the Chosen series. I loved them and can’t wait for Redemption to come out. The summer short stories will be such a great treat to learn more about the characters that capture us. I love the dynamic between Will and Emma. Then I read Twenty-eight and a Half Wishes. Totally different type of book and writing. When I cried, I realized that it doesn’t matter what you write, to have that effect on a reader makes you a damn good writer! I finished Here a couple… Read more »

So far I’ve read the three Chosen books and Here and I love them! I think my favorite has to be Chosen… I love watching Will and Emma come together. But I still think that “My life is a literal nightmare, and I’m kissing boys.” is the best line ever! I so can not wait for Redemption and There to be released!!!

colleen kosinski

I haven’t read any of your books yet, but based on the comments above, I think I’ll pick up a copy of Sacrifice. Congratulations on surpassing your goal!

angela odonnell

My favorite is Twenty-eight and a half wishes its such a sweet love story so funny . I enjoy all of them but Rose is a character I never tire of I’ve read it over and over and am not ashamed to tell my grandkids and there friends to read it. You seem to have a knack for love scenes in your book. You say enough to get the point across but not so much that its something I feel I need to put away when my mom comes over. lol

Adriane Ketelsen

Why must I choose?!?! I love them all.
Chosen is up at the top.

Tina Dodd

I have loved ALL of your books so far, but I have to tell you, I have LOVED The Chosen Series MOST! I cant WAIT for the next book to come out! I recommend your books to all my friends!

Sherri S

Reading Chosen began an amazing journey with Emma and Will, without it there wouldn’t be a Sacrifice. However, the 3rd book in your series pulled so much together with the characters. Deepening the connection between Emma and Will – because of this and the twist at the end…it is my favorite!

Samaire Provost

My favorite is “HERE” and I can’t wait for the sequel to come out!!!!! :-)

ashelynn hetland

YOU WANT ME TO CHOOSE??? how mean of you. I’m going to go with Here, because it’s science fiction and YA, which are my favorite things to read.

and hooray to you for selling almost 100k books! that’s amazing. :) GO YOU!


As much as I love Rose, I’m gonna have to go with Chosen as my favorite. I’m a sucker for car chases =)

Kim Bain

I love the entire “Chosen Series”, but of the 3 I will join the crowd and go with Sacrifice. You did such an excellent job of combining elements of the earlier books. Answering many questions while posing more.
I am very much looking forward to the next book!
Thank You For Sharing Your Talent With Us!

Deven Avila
I agree this isn’t very fair. I love all four books that I have read for very different reasons. I’m sure if I have allowed myself to read Sacrifice yet I would being saying its my favorite right now. However, I am insisting I finish some editing before I get to read it. And I’ve had Rose in my brain lately… So for now, right this second, my favorite is Twenty Eight and a Half Wishes. I love Rose and Joe and all the characters of 28. The comical southern voice is amazing. Then again, Here is a huge favorite… Read more »
Marcy Dunaway

My favorite? Not an easy question to answer because I have read them all and enjoyed each one! All three series are so different from each other but are all such page-turners! If I had to choose just one I think it would be 28 1/2 wishes. I love Rose and can’t wait to reconnect with her this summer in 29! Thanks for many hours of excellent entertainment! And thanks for the contest!

Allison Smith

Here would have to be my favorite… WRITE MORE YA BOOKS.

Lisa Richards

You are a new author for me but after reading the reviews on Goodreads and Amazon, I expect that to change to a fav author!

Rowena S

My favorite book is HERE. I’m really looking forward to THERE, and already marked the release date on my calendar. If on the off chance I win, I would choose the autographed books as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize – that is something I can’t buy ; 0

Maria pronounced Mariah

Tough choice! But I gotta go with the one I read first which was Chosen!

congrats and thamk you so much!


I love 28 1/2 Wishes! Can’t wait for 29 1/2! Your success story inspires me to get off my duff and get something completed.

julie carroll

Its a toss-up between Here and Chosen. Don’t make me choose!


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I would have to say that Twenty Eight and a Half Wishes is my favorite…..Rose is awesome! Looking forward to upcoming books. :)


I love them all, it’s hard to choose a favorite. If I had to, it would probably be Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes. I love Rose!! And I really do love all your books Denise, you are a very talented author!

Rhonda Cowsert

Ugh! You’re KILLING me here! How am I supposed to choose? *strokes
ALL the pretty books*

Okay, fine. I think I love Rose the best. But Chosen is a CLOSE second.

Debbire Clark

I just finished reading Chosen, Hunted, and Sacrifice. WOW!!! I enjoyed all three but the “cliff hanger” has made Sacrifice my favorite. . . Thank you for many enjoyable hours of reading.

Flip Cody

Love the Chosen series. First book Chosen is my favorite. I love the fact that they were so far apart in the beginning and had such an intense relationship by the end of the book. Looking very forward to #4!


28 and 1/2 wishes is my favorite.


28 and a half Wishes, because it’s so stinking funny. And Joe.


I really did enjoy them all, but “HERE” is my favorite.

Robin Powell

Love the Chosen series… I never ever read this kind of book… But i knew if you wrote it Denise, that I just had to read it!!! I am so happy to have gone out of my box and read all 3 of them… love them so much!!! So let me thank you for helping me go to read a series that I just love!!! I also really love 28 and 1/2 wishes… do I really have to pick jsut one…giggling…<3

Michele Grabber

I started with Chosen, so I’d have to say that series has been the most fun for me, but I’m also (im)patiently waiting for 29 and a half reasons, and am in the middle of Here. All quite different, but all well crafted. Thanks – and keep them coming!!

Heather Bristol
It is hard to choose just one favorite. I have read the Chosen series and I have read Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes. The Chosen series were my first books to read of yours. I don’t know if I can pick a favorite out of those three though. They were each very very good. But if you insist on me choosing just one it is Sacrifice. I just loved how Will’s memory was erased but he still knew there was something between him and Emma and he never gave up on her..also the cliffhanger at the end..I cannot wait for… Read more »
Jen Lamb

Chosen. It was the first one I read. Since then though I read them all. And now I follow you so I’ll know when your next ones come out. You are a talented writer.

Edie Jo Gibson

I love Rose, but I think my favorite is the Chosen series. I am starting Here later today! Waiting not so patiently for Redemption. ;-)


Here was the first book I read so it holds a special place in my heart! And, btw…I’m patiently waiting for There!! :)


28. Waiting for the next book!