Would You Like Some TOUCHING THE SURFACE Swag?

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OMG!!! It’s 66 days until the book launch of TOUCHING THE SURFACE and I feel like I have a fluttering flock of origami cranes in my belly. I can barely contain myself. I doubt anything is going to stop the feeling of sweet anticipation–not that I really want too–but I thought I could at least try to share a little bit of my excitement with you by giving away swag packets to almost anyone who wants them. I say “almost” because I’ll absolutely try to accommodate everyone who is interested, but if I start to get too many requests (a fabulous problem, no?) I’ll have to cap it off to make it manageable. *fingers crossed*




Unfortunately, this event is only going to be open to mailing addresses in the US. Additionally, if you’re a teacher or a librarian and you’d like a class set/book club set of swag, please include how many people you will be sharing with. Here’s how it’s going to work…

I would really like to get the word out about TOUCHING THE SURFACE, so in the comments, please tell me where you reposted or shared the link to this blog. You don’t have to attach your link or anything–I’ll believe you. Besides, if you’re willing to lie to get my swag–that also makes me feel kind of good. But I do encourage you to be a moral and upstanding human being. *grin* Β And just so you know, your dedication to spreading the word doesn’t even have to be on line, you can also let me know that Β you’ve shared it with your teenage niece on your Uncle Ted’s side of the family–you know the one with the extra toe. *grin* Β I’m just appreciative of you giving me a shout-out.


Oh, and I have a magic number in mind–I can do that–I write fiction. If that magic number gets hit, one participant will earn a very cool bonus prize!!!! It will be a good one–I promise. *squee*

Thanks so much for participating. Now it’s time for me to shut up so you can start. On your mark, get set…GO!

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  1. Please send me some swag! Planning to read the book with my book group in November!! SO excited for you!!

    • Maria, do you have an email where I can reach you? <3

  2. I love swag so much, and I can’t wait to read your book:)I’m going to share Touching the Surface on my blog next Wednesday for my “Waiting on Wednesday.” You can check it out for yourself!

    Thanks so much! tamsparks(at)att(dot)net

  3. Thank you so much!!!! I’ll inbox you. :o)

  4. Kim! I’m so excited to get my copy! I pre-ordered months ago!!! I work out twice a week with a great group of moms-many have teenage daughters and I plug your book all the time! Can not wait to start reading!

    • Karin, you are so sweet. Are you guys still at Hedges? I can send you stuff for your all your moms. <3

  5. You gotta know that I feel almost like an auntie to Surface! πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t WAIT!!! SOOO excited for – and proud of – YOU!!! <3

    • You’ve got to know I couldn’t have done it without you! <3

  6. So excited! I would LOVE swag! And please consider doing an interview on my blog! I would be honored!!!!!

    • Absolutely Marcie. Send me your email and we can make arrangements.

  7. Exciting times!!! I tweeted you, of course. But I would have done that anyway. πŸ™‚

  8. Dear Kim,
    You’ve known for a long time how much I’ve been anticipating your book. From the gorgeous cover to the scintillating cover copy I’m literally salivating to read and review TOUCHING THE SURFACE. I’d love to receive swag.I will continue to share about your book.

  9. I really am excited for you, and I reposted on my FB page. I’m also hosting our book group in November, so I’m thinking about suggesting Touching the Surface. Even though I am in Switzerland, I can have you send to my mother-in-law, who is visiting next month.

  10. You should see my Twitter mention any second. πŸ˜‰

    My e-mail is haydenmcasey [at] hotmail [dot] com. πŸ™‚

  11. I would loooove some swag. I’m a swag hoarder. πŸ˜‰

    My email is: edandemsreviews(at)gmail(dot)com

    Can’t wait to read TOUCHING THE SURFACE! It’s gonna be good.

  12. I would love to have some swag! I can’t wait for this book to come out!

    maroliva (AT) comcast (DOT) net

  13. I would love some Touching the Surface swag!

    I Tweeted: (I’ll tweet again on the release date) Touching the Surface has also been on one of my Pinterest boards for months. I’ll make some Touching the Surface stickers on to give away to my book buddies on a message board πŸ™‚

    My e-mail: amethystfaerieATmsnDOTcom

  14. Kim, you know I’d love some swag, so I can give it away along with a pre-order of the book when I post your fabulous interview on my blog sometime in October (I’ll let you know when I schedule it).

    • Joanne–you are too good to me. I will absolutely send you out some. <3

  15. Well I am up here in Canada, so I can’t get SWAG =(

    I do already have a link to here from my blog, though, just cause you’re so awesome.

  16. I can’t WAIT!!

  17. Oh my golly – only 66 days? IT IS CREEPING UP SO FAST! I cannot wait for Touching the Surface to be out πŸ™‚

  18. I would love some swag and I am fixing to share the link on my FB page Paranormal Reads.

    • Oh my email is kydirtgirl68 AT gmail DOT com. sorry I forgot to add it.

  19. I would LOVE some swag, I am always looking for new things to read.. It seems I am reading constantly according to my husband lol thank you very much!!

  20. I am super excited! I would love to have some swag!!! My email is alisbookshelf@yahoo(dot)com

    Thanks so much!!!

  21. I would love some swag. I have shared on my FB review page. It’s called R&M Fab Book Reviews πŸ™‚ My e-mail address is And congrats on the release getting so much closer! That’s so exciting!

    • Thank you so much–I sent you an email. :o)

      • Kim, I got the swag yesterday! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to share the love with our followers on our page! Btw, I dropped off the cards with the library πŸ™‚ My aunt works there so she will be passing them to her boss to contact you about getting books for the library. Thanks again! πŸ™‚

        • You are made of awesome! Thank you sooooo much!!!!

  22. i would love free swag I always love new stuff reading new.stuff

  23. this is exciting! i first want to congratulate you on your publication, and how awesome is that! omg. and to give away swag too! secondly, i want to say thank you for the swag! totally awesome! and thirdly, i was wondering if i could bother you on some swag Qs. like how and where did you get them made? i too would like to help someone promote their book but know not where to turn!
    thank you thank you thank you! much

    • Thank you so much Joanne. I’m pretty giddy. I have swag coming at me from quite a few places LOL! Business cards and stickers from Bookmarks and Postcards were made by Jeff Fielder and we used If you have any real specific questions–leave me your email and we can chat when I grab your address for the swag. :o)

  24. Thank you so much for the swag. Congrats on your release day coming. I love the cover and can’t wait to read it. My email is

    Thank you!!!!

  25. I would love some Touching the Surface swag. I will pass the word on anyway I can. My email is

  26. Will be tweeting about your book! Can’t wait to read it!! Im guessing my favorite number 7!

    • Seven was always one of my faves too! Thank so much. Now I just need your email. :o)

  27. Shared on Twitter and Facebook and am sharing at work πŸ™‚ I already hyped the book at work and have a couple of Moms of teens getting the book on pre-order πŸ™‚ Really hope for a successful launch for you.

    • *Tackles you with a giant bear hug* Thank you sooooo much!!!!! Do you have an email?

      • Yes indeed darklee25 at yahoo dot com πŸ™‚

      • ? Don’t know if the swag offer is still on but I gave my email before and never got a response πŸ™ Sorry to bug you I know you are very busy I’m just a sucker for swag. I think I look forward to it as much as the books πŸ™‚

  28. Awesome that you are doing this! I would love some swag! I have shared this on my FB!

    My email is

    • You are made of awesome sauce!!!!! Thank you. Email coming. :o)

  29. I’d love to get some swag for my contest on my reviews page!:)

  30. Finally got a chance to share the love on my blog and FB! Can’t wait for Touching the Surface!

    ktlc1113 at aol dot com

  31. You know I want some swag…I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time!!!

  32. Hi Kim,
    I’m so looking forward to reading your book!! I’m going to share this post online and share the book with my high school students and school library. Can’t wait.


  33. I added Touching the Surface to my Goodreads “Want to Read” shelf, and my friends and I might read it as our book club pick next month! (I hope so!)

    Escapingthroughbooks at gmail dot com

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