Free Book Friday (with a side of Funny)


This month’s holidays & special occasions have forced me to postpone my new release-related funnies, but here they are.  (Some of them, anyway.)  Finally.

In honor of the Charleston-set ON THE VERGE OF I DO, some Southern funnies… :cool



Another great book that offered me amusement, encouragement, & a splash of Southern hospitality while I was writing ON THE VERGE OF I DO…  This week’s Free Book Friday offering is Hell’s Belles: A Tribute to the Spitfires, Bad Seeds, & Steel Magnolias of the New and Old South by Seale Ballenger.  (Some great quotes in this one, too, which you know I love. :howyoudoin )

To enter the giveaway for this book, simply leave a comment to today’s post that includes the code FBF—for “Free Book Friday,” of course—to let me know you’re interested in the drawing. (U.S. residents only for the prize, please, but everyone is welcome to chat.)

PhotobucketWinner will be announced during our Happy Sunday post on…well, you know, Sunday.

Winner is responsible for contacting me with her mailing information—i.e. I will not be contacting you—so be sure to check back in or you might not even know you won! :happysad

(If prize isn’t claimed within 14 days, another name may be drawn or item may be tossed back into the goody bag to be re-used for a future giveaway.)


21 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. DebraG says:

    FBF Great post!! I love your funnies.

  2. Tammy Beck says:

    FBF. I love the last two. You can’t find anyone much more Southern than me…I’m from Alabama.
    You know you’re Southern when mac’n cheese is considered a vegetable or the main course.
    You know your Southern when you have to change your flat tar.
    You know your Southern when instead of I have already done it….you have done done it.
    You know you’re in the South when everyone is called either honey, baby, or sweetie. :lolol

  3. Rhiannon Rowland says:

    The first time my husband took me south to meet his family we all went out to dinner…I ordered a coke and the server asked me what kind, I was like…What? LOL And the hubby says ‘fixin to’ all the time, especially when he gets mad, it kind of spills out of him, along with many other southern phrases.


  4. Marie says:

    FBF Great blog! I can’t wait to read On the Verge of I Do. :cool

  5. Pam Lowery says:

    Happy FBF Heidi! Love the post! I am A Southern girl Thru & Thru! My niece is playing in a softball tournament here in our hometown this weekend so I will be extra busy! Will be taking books to read in between games! Have a great weekend!

  6. Angie M says:

    FBF! This sounds like a great read. Since I only been back home a couple years, I’m sure some of those quotes might come in handy! Have a great weekend! :cool

  7. Lindsay W says:

    Happy FBF!

    Love the funnies!


  8. Donna says:

    Heidi, I am a “Damn Yankee” A northerner who moves south and stays. Loving the funnies. FBF

  9. Melissa M. says:

    :thumbsup Yay! FBF…as always another spectacular Friday post and giveaway!!! :cool :eeee

  10. April Kirkland says:

    FBF!!! Southern girl here born and raised in Alabama. My friend from up north thinks the funniest thing that southern people say is “I ain’t got no” everytime I slip and say that she burst into laughter. But I told her since she didn’t know what grits were she was just deprived :lolol

    April K.

  11. domonique hicks says:

    OMG!!! this is a Wonderful giveaway !! Thx a million for this Opportunity ……ur an Awesome Author Thx a Million Sweetie…FBF!!!!! :bubble

  12. Mary Kirkland says:

    Happy FBF!. Loved those but I lived in West Virginia for a year and do you know what I heard the most?

    Me: Where’s that store located?
    Anyone in West Virginia: It’s down the road a piece.

    Now tell me, where is down the road a piece? How far is it, how do I get there? lol I never did find out..

  13. Beth mast says:


    that’s some funny stuff right there!


    I love the “old south”!

  14. Laura J. says:

    Coke!!! Pepsi, Orange, RC whatever—they are all COKE!! Spent months trying to correct my roommate in college the correct way to ask for a drink. :slamdesk FBF!!

  15. Heidi says:

    I’m so glad y’all are enjoying the funnies. And I’m loving your additions of Southern-isms, too! :lolol

    I swear I’ve got more Southerner in me than anyone could prove biologically. And I definitely have the delicate porcelain skin (read: white, practically translucent LOL) of a true Southern Belle. :cool

    Keep ’em comin’… And I’ll pick & announce our FBF winner on Sunday, so y’all come back now, hear? :howyoudoin

    • Laura J. says:

      I just noticed you are missing one very important thing from your sidebar in relation to the So. Funnies:

      “Flip Flops are the glass slippers of the south.”

  16. Ruth Chestnut says:

    Oh, love all those phrases. Was born and raised in the north but my brother-in-law was in the Marines. When I was a kid we would go visit and I picked up quite a few of those phrases and still use them to this day. My favorite is “down the road a piece”. Have had many people ask where I am from because I still retain a bit of a southern accent after all these years. FBF. Have a great weekend Heidi. :patrick

  17. Shelley B says:

    Free Book Friday! Have a great weekend!

  18. Mary Kirkland says:

    I remember a few more from my grandma who was born in West Virginia and my grandpa who was born in Ohio. That’s right folks, I has Hillbilly in my blood. lol

    Lord a-mercy!- My grandma’s favorite saying for everything.
    Sump’n- Used in place of something. lol Grandpa loved that.

    Bless your heart! or Bless her heart!- My grandma would use it in a nice way or if she were mad she would say, Well bless her heart, she’s just to stupid to know the difference.” LOL

    Heathens- when my grandma would get mad at me and my brother she would tell us to stop acting like heathens. lol

    Fixin’- Grandpa loved to say, “I’m fixin’ to walk down the road a piece.

    lol That’s all I can remember right now. My grandparents were a couple of crazy old coots. Bless their hearts…


  19. bn100 says:

    Very funny. FBF

  20. Furbs says:

    :lolol Fbf lovin them

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