October 22, 2015

my land of lincoln

As I mentioned on Monday, yesterday I had an opportunity to be a co-host for the Love and Laughter Around the Globe Facebook party thrown to celebrate the re-release of Celia Kennedy's Prosecco and Paparazzi. While featuring Lincoln, Nebraska--the setting of my novel First & Goal, might not have seemed like a super sexy destination, I had a lot of fun showing off my hometown.

For those of you who weren't able to participate in the party, I wanted to share the photos and messages I posted to showcase Lincoln during my half-hour stint.

(I almost lost that copy of my book, got a blister on my Achilles tendon, and nearly had someone crash into my car in my efforts to take these photos, so I also want to get some bonus miles out of these. ;) ) 

Post 1:
Greetings from Lincoln, Nebraska! I’m Laura Chapman, the author of FIRST & GOAL, which is set right here in my hometown. For the next half hour, I’m going to share some of my favorite parts of Lincoln that made it into the story and give away a couple of e-copies of my book. 

But first, let’s do a roll call: Where are you from originally?

Post 2: 
***PRIZE ALERT*** Lincoln is home to a vibrant and trendy district known as the Railyard. My MC Harper occasionally meets her co-workers in this newly redeveloped part of town after a day at work. 

For a chance to win an e-book of FIRST & GOAL: What is your favorite Happy Hour drink?

Post 3: 
Harper goes on a casual date at one of my favorite restaurants in Lincoln: Lazlo’s. While Harper shows discipline and orders a salmon and avocado salad (which is still delicious), I’m a sucker for their crinkle cut fries dipped in honey mustard. 

What is one of your go-to comfort foods?

Post 4:
***PRIZE ALERT*** A book about football that’s set in Lincoln wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Memorial Stadium, home to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Even during a tough season (like this one) there is no place like Nebraska on a Game Day. Fun Fact: Memorial Stadium becomes the third largest city in Nebraska when the record-setting sellout crowd is in residence. 

For a chance to win an e-book of FIRST & GOAL: What is your favorite sport and team to follow? 

Post 5: 
That’s all for me, today. Bon Voyage! Thanks so much for visiting FIRST & GOAL and me in Lincoln, Nebraska. I hope you enjoyed your time here, and please continue commenting on the prize posts for your chance to win free books. Please keep in touch, wherever your travels may take you.

Congratulations to the prize winners and thanks to everyone who participated in the party. It was a lot of fun!

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