The Palest Ink Celebration Giveaway!

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Ho Ho Ho!

To celebrate the release and fantastic launch of The Palest Ink

Palest Ink 3DI’m giving away FIVE Kindle Fires!


How do you enter?

1) Take a selfie of you holding a print or e-reader copy of The Palest Ink.  

(But in yours, make sure your face shows!)


2) Post your photos with the hashtag #ThePalestInk to [YOUR] Facebook, Twitter, and/or personal blogs.

You can post it to one or all three.

Each posting will equal one entry.


3) Comment below that you’ve done it and on which platforms so I can verify and add your entries to the spreadsheet

The fine print…

The photo must be a selfie of you with the cover of the print version or the cover page on your Kindle/eReader

Only entries to Facebook, Twitter, or personal blogs will count

Entries must use the hashtag #PalestInkGiveaway to qualify

Due to Cost of Shipping, Contest is only open to US and Canada recipients

Winner will receive an unregistered Kindle Fire and must register it to their own account

IRL friends and family members of  Kay Bratt are not qualified to win

Prize Details:  Kindle Fire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black

4) Want to get 5 extra entries?

Here’s how:

Post a review on Amazon & GoodReads for The Palest Ink. (But only if you’ve read it!)

In a separate comment on this blog, post your name with a link to your review.



Edited on December 10 to add……And the winners are as follows:

Starla Germeraad

Tammy Leon

Kristin Hillukka

Debbie Udycz

Trish Coleman

Have you read all five books in the series? If not, I know what would make a wonderful gift this season to yourself, or another bookworm in your circle!


All Books in the Series also Available in Audio MP3 & CD for the Commuter in your Family!

TPI Audio

Around the World Giveaway

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Enter to possibly WIN a prize in our Around The World Giveaway, featuring bestselling authors Kay Bratt, Kate Danley, and Karen McQuestion. Prizes to include signed copies of books in tiny attaché cases and even a Kindle!

Enter Here:

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone for participating and the winners are….

Kindle: Megan Henn
Kate Danley pack: Brenda Stevens
Kay Bratt pack: Carol Zuba
Karen McQuestion pack: Wendy Weber


Want to be on Kay’s Review Krew?

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I’m recruiting members for Kay’s Review Krew to receive ARCs  (Advanced Readers Copies) of Tangled Vines, the 2nd book in The Tales of The Scavenger’s Daughters!


And let me tell you, members of Kay’s Review Krew get a few perks. First, they get to read my books before they are available to the public. Second, they are eligible for prizes. Once the first three books in the Tales of the Scavenger’s Daughters are out, members of the Review Krew who have read and posted a review for all three books will have their names in the drawing for some small prizes. I’ll give away several key chains….and a few bookmarks….so we’ll see!

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So, to be on Kay’s Review Krew, these are the guidelines:

1. You have read and posted a review on Amazon or GoodReads for book one in the series, The Scavenger’s Daughters

2. You agree to read and review the second book, Tangled Vines, and post a review in the week of the launch around December 10.

[[..and a plug about the book on December 10 to help my launch will earn you extra brownie points!]]

That’s it! Simple, yeah?

So if you can meet the two guidelines above and want to be on the Krew, let me know by either sending me a pm on Facebook (here) or by using the contact me tab on my website (here) and let me know you want to be on the KRK and what name you reviewed the first book under so I can double-check!

IMPORTANT: I only have so many slots and available books. So there will be a cut off. For book one, I met the quote for recipients within a few days.

Also, I’ll need to know if you prefer a Kindle version or print. And Riley says to hurry up already….

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Kay Bratt Giveaway of Ruffled Feathers Lydia Love Doll named ‘Zheng Rose’…

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To celebrate the successful launch of my latest book, The Scavenger’s Daughters,

I’m pleased to offer another doll giveaway!

Introducing….Zheng Rose


Valerie Almquist of Ruffled Feathers Company has custom-made a doll named Zheng Rose, from the first daughter found and taken in by Benfu and Calla Lily in the book. (I’m so thrilled that her skirt matches her name and the book cover!) Valerie is so talented and a huge part of the International Adoption Community, that I am honored to help her launch her Lydia Love doll line even further.

Don’t forget that Christmas is coming soon and if you want to pass along something that will be treasured forever, a rag doll is it. See how some little girls are already loving their own Lydia Love dolls?





If you want smiles like those above, get your orders in now by going to the Ruffled Feathers Facebook Page.

And in the meantime, you can try to win Zheng Rose!

Here’s how to get into the drawing, which will be done on Saturday, September 7.

1. LIKE my Kay Bratt Facebook Author page (Here)

2. LIKE the Ruffled Feathers Facebook page (Here)

3. Comment on your own Facebook wall anything about my latest book, The Scavenger’s Daughters. It can be a link to it on Amazon, a comment that you’ve read it, that you’d like to read it, that you wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole….whatever you want, just make sure to include the words:

“Kay Bratt’s new book, The Scavenger’s Daughters”…..

4. COMMENT on this blog post below that you’ve done all three steps

That’s it! Good luck and I hope you order your own Lydia Love doll!



More Information on Lydia Love dolls: The dolls sell for $35 plus $6 shipping and can be ordered by messaging, emailing, or leaving a comment on the blog or Facebook for Valerie. The dolls come in three different “skin flavors” off white, coffee creamer, and dark chocolate.

Turn around time is about 6 weeks although sometimes can be sooner if needed depending on her schedule.

UPDATE: The winner is #38, Christie Daniels!


Congrats and please use the Contact Me tab to message me your mailing address.



Kay Bratt Giveaway of Baby Mei

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…..As promised, because you all have been great supporters for my books and also helped me boost my author page, one lucky winner will be chosen by to win the Baby Mei.


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Just comment below that you have LIKED my author page at this link, and your name will be put in the drawing to be held Saturday, July 13.

And THANK YOU SO MUCH for your continued support for my work in advocating and writing.

I’ll be holding another doll giveaway soon, so stay tuned into my Kay Bratt Author page!

Also, be the first to know when books are released and other tidbits of news by joining my newsletter.

Sign up is located in the middle column of my home page here.

Drawing will be at Noon EST July 13, 2013

And the winner is…..

Angie Barnett

She’s adorable!  Those precious lips!!!


Kay Bratt Introduces ‘Norah’s Red Thread’

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Sure, there are many adoption stories out there and let me tell you why. It’s so important and helpful that your adopted child realizes there are other children out there who share similar journeys as theirs. These little stories help them to see the ‘whole picture’ from start to finish.


I’d like to introduce another cute book called ‘Norah’s Red Thread’, written by Heather Wood and illustrated by Tanya Gleadall. As a celebration of the launch, Norah is offering a signed copy (signed by Norah, the star of the book!). Also, the winner will receive a complimentary .jpeg profile painting by Tanya Gleadall personalized just for you or your child, like the one posted below.

All you need to do to enter the giveaway is:

1. Like the ‘Norah’s Red Thread’ page [here] and the Tanya Gleadall page [here]

2. ‘Share’ the post that led you to here

3. Comment below that you’ve done the steps

I would ask you to LIKE my Kay Bratt page, but I’m hoping that if you found your way here, you’ve already ‘Liked’ me on your own free will. *smile*

Good luck! Drawing will be Wednesday, July 3

(Oh, and if you’d like to buy a copy of the book to share with your family, you can find it here at this link)

The Winner is Starla Boldt



Kay Bratt & Tanya Gleadall Giveaway!

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Celebrating our new collaboration of my new ‘Father & Son Adoption Tale’, titled EYES LIKE MINE,

Artist/Illustrator Tanya Gleadall and I are doing a joint giveaway. Two winners!

First Prize:

Celebrating the launch of Eyes Like Mine, Artist Tanya Gleadall will award one winner this

Original watercolor triptych titled  ‘Time Flies’.

It consists of three separate paintings each measuring 3.5″x5″ that will be mailed to you.

Second Prize:

Kay Bratt will give one signed copy of Eyes Like Mine, personalized for your child,

mailed to you to be hung in a special place in your home.

Sometimes only a Daddy’s dose of wisdom high up in a tree house can make you see it’s not what we look like on the outside, but instead the love on the inside that makes us family. Eyes Like Mine is a story of a father and son, but more importantly—a tale of love, acceptance, and the gift of adoption.

How to Enter:

1. ‘Share’ the post that brought you here from Facebook on your wall

2. ‘Like’ Kay Bratt’s Author page ‘Here

3. ‘Like’ Tanya Gleadall’s Artist page ‘Here

4. Comment below that you’ve done the 3 steps

Winners will be drawn Thursday, June 20

**Tanya is available for commissioning other art pieces to specification and her prices are awesome! See more at her website **


Using the winner of the Tanya Gleadall original paintings is:


The Winner of the Signed copy of Kay Bratt’s ‘Eyes Like Mine’ is

Kim Ortmeyer

Thanks, all! My next giveaway is ready to go, so please go to my homepage and sign up for my Kay Bratt newsletter!

Kay Bratt’s Birthday Bash Giveaway!

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A few (okay, more than a few..) years ago on a beautiful March day (the 19th), I came into this world all smiley and curious. Well, maybe screaming and totally ticked off, but still… I’ve got three main prizes to give away for my birthday!

Follow the prompts and use the comment box below to enter.

The drawing will be on Friday, March 22 and there will be 15 winners!

You may not know this but unless you are Hugh Howey or John Grisham, writers these days have pretty much a zero to nothing budget for marketing our titles. So we must depend on our readers to help get our books out there and noticed! I’ve always been very lucky that my sales have continually increased due to pleased readers and the magic of word of mouth. For my birthday (thank you very much) and this giveaway, I’m hoping that we can together improve the ranking and visibility of my latest novel, A Thread Unbroken. So here goes… and I hope you win something!

Grandparents Day is coming up. Do you know a grandparent or elderly person in your life that you’d like to read my memoir, Silent Tears? To be entered to win one of 5 signed copies given away of the first edition (larger print) Silent Tears; A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage, post this Amazon link to A Thread Unbroken on your blog or Facebook, then comment below that you’ve done it and who you want to be entered to win the Silent Tears first edition larger print book.

To be entered to win one of 5 copies given away of Silent Tears MP3-Audio, post this Amazon link to A Thread Unbroken on your blog or Facebook, then comment below that you’ve done it and want to be entered to win the Silent Tears audio version.


To be entered to win one of 5 copies given away of A Thread Unbroken MP3-Audio, post this Amazon link to A Thread Unbroken on your blog or Facebook, then comment below that you’ve done it and want to be entered to win the Thread Unbroken audio version.


 The winners have been drawn. If you didn’t win a first edition of Silent Tears, I’ll be doing another giveaway for it before my next book release, so be sure to sign up for my Kay Bratt newsletter to get first notification! (Go to home page and sign up is on left hand upper corner)

If you are a winner listed below, use the contact tab to send me where you’d like your prize sent to, and who to sign it to if it is a book. Or you can reach me on Facebook!


Winners Are:

Thread Unbroken Audio MP3

Brenda @ March 19, 2013 at 12:34 pm |

Krista Dolan March 19, 2013 at 12:49 pm |

Jacqui March 19, 2013 at 1:48 pm |

Pam Raspante  March 20, 2013 at 12:43 am

Valerie A. March 21, 2013 at 1:15 pm |

Silent Tears Audio MP3

Jacqui March 19, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Traci Golden March 19, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Margaret Stalcup March 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Karen R March 22, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Tanya March 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Silent Tears First Edition in Print

Rett Foster March 19, 2013 at 12:51 pm | #

Kathy mansk Billehus March 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm | #

Beth Hubbard March 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm | #

Linda somerton March 21, 2013 at 12:57 pm | #

Mellissa Pipitone-Tallacksen March 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm | #

Kendra Allen March 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm |

Kay Bratt Giveaway of ‘Let Me Paint Your Profile’ package!

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Tanya does awesome work with her watercolors. And now, she’s also able to make them into a profile pic for Facebook. Why would we want these? Here’s a few reasons:

  • It’s so cool
  • Great for kids so they don’t have to put their ‘real’ photo
  • Love how hobbies or pets can be included (see my pets and my books?)
  • Use it to advertise ‘who’ you are (see the Orphan’s Wish logo bird?)
  • Give them as a shower gift for new baby or wedding shower

So…now that you see my logic….

Do you want to win one! It’s so easy. Just go to Tanya’s “Let Me Paint Your Profile” Facebook page. Find my painting and comment on it…then LIKE the page. The drawing will be this coming Saturday and you might win!

Happy Release Date to Kay Bratt! A Thread Unbroken is now available! (Winners Announced)

Written by Kay on . Posted in Contests and Give-A-Ways

I’m happy to say that finally, after a year of hard work, A Thread Unbroken is now available on Get it now!

And as a celebration for the release, it’s also time for my annual Christmas giveaway. This year, the first prize winner will receive a Nischi doll, valued at over $100. (If an overseas winner is drawn, they must agree to pay shipping to receive.)

The second prize winner will receive signed print copies of Chasing China and A Thread Unbroken, autographed to the name of your choice so you can use them as Christmas gifts!


The fourth place winner will receive a signed print copy of Mei Li and the Wise Laoshi, autographed to the child of your choice!

And I even have something for last place! The final winner will recive a keychain with the Chinese characters for Daddy!

Now we get to the HOW TO WIN section! These are some great prizes, if I do say so myself. And I’m happy to do it because my readers mean everything to me. It’s with your help that I am able to market to a wider audience. Each time you read my books, write a review, post a link…you are doing me an amazing favor. So this giveaway is my thanks to you.

But I still need you! So here’s the rundown:

Do the following, then comment on this post that you’ve followed each step and to enter you into the drawing!

1. Go to my website home page and join my new release newsletter. I promise not to bombard you with emails or share your email address! The join box is in the top left side bar here. I’ll be sent a message that you joined and when future books are released, I’ll send out a news alert.

2. Since junior high we’ve all wanted to be liked, and facebook has given us an adult version of that cruel taunting. So, please LIKE me at my Kay Bratt page here!

3. Because A Thread Unbroken is brand new and I need all the help I can get, the last task is to post the Amazon link to it on your own wall or blog with some sort of short message like, “Kay Bratt’s new book just came out!” or whatever….as long as it’s friendly and it’s not something like, “Don’t read this because Kay Bratt is making me do this.”  *wink*

That’s it! Then come back and comment below that you’ve done the 3 tasks and want your name entered into the drawing. I’ll use to draw winners on December 14, so I can get the prizes to you in time for Christmas. (Can’t guarantee!)


As promised, if you have written reviews for any of my books on, you will get your name in an extra time for each review. As you may not know, reviews are like gold to authors, and I appreciate the time you take to give your honest opinion on each title. Your words also help me improve! So note in your comment if you get bonus chances for reviews and again, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your world in some small way.


Winner of Nischi Doll is Carly Parks, commented November 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm  

 Winner of (2) signed Kay Bratt novels is Erin Donaldson, Commented December 5, 2012 at 10:38 pm  

Winner of signed Mei Li book is Jennifer Ashford, Commented   

Winner of Baba Key Chain is Desiree Christopher, Commented

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you all for participating!

Winners, please contact me via the email link on my home page, left column.