Free Book Friday (with a side of Funny)


It is with great sadness that I must share the news that the Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and complications from the trauma of repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71 years old.

Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch.

The grave site was piled high with flours. Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was considered a very smart cookie, but wasted much of his dough on half-baked schemes.  Despite being a little flaky at times, he was a crusty old man, and was considered a positive roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough, and his three children:  John Dough, Jane Dough, and Dosey Dough.  Plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart. The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

Pillsbury Doughboy Pictures, Images and Photos



Since my author copies of HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR have finally arrived (there was a little mix-up at the warehouse, so they took longer than usual :smack ), I am offering an early autographed copy of Marcus & Vansessa’s story to one lucky winner this week.

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.)

Winner 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! :crying (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.)


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  1. CrystalGB says:

    Happy Friday. Have a great weekend. FBF

  2. Hollie says:

    FBF me…since I cant seem to catch a break this week :angrychick
    and because LJ is just plain mean!!! :bart

  3. Heather says:


    I love the Harlequin series books!!

  4. Deanna says:


    I love the Doughboy story! Have a great weekend.



  5. Jessica B says:

    LOL I like the ‘They see me rollin'” one. But I can’t get over the cookie monster on the side. LOL
    I hope that you have a happy friday and weekend.

  6. Jamie says:

    :argh Happy Friday All! Can’t wait to go home and curl up with my book. FBF! :eyelashes

  7. AnneM-SC says:

    This blog post made me smile (& a bit hungry too!) Have a wonderful weekend! FBF

  8. Donna says:

    Happy friday! Count me in for the fbf please. Have a great weekend.

  9. HiDee says:

    Happy Friday! FBF is a great way to end the week!

  10. carole says:

    Happy FBB! Its friday! I’ve wanting to get this book to read but maybe I’ll get it free instead of going out and buying it! I’ll read one way or another- have a nice weekend!

  11. carole says:

    Sorry i meant to write Happy FBF! I sure hope I get picked!

  12. tammy ramey says:

    Happy FBF everyone!
    i hope you all have a great weekend.

  13. StacieDM says:

    FBF – I’ve been looking forward to this one forever. I love the Desire line. Secret baby stories are so much fun to read! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Anne Clark says:

    :cool FBF I would love to win a free book! I’m stocking up for the summer… School is out in 5 days! Whoo! Whoo!

  15. Shadow says:

    Have a great weekend. Thanks for the chance.

  16. Karen C says:

    I love the Pillsbury Doughboy and his ‘obituary’ is hilarious!!

    Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend.

    FBF – would love to win!!


  17. Cathy Garcia says:

    Lets hear it for the amazing weekend ahead of us!

    FBF: My favorite type of books! Doesnt get any better than this.

  18. Laura C says:

    Happy FBF! I love this giveaway. Not only are you giving away a free book, but an autographed copy! Woohoo!

  19. Keely says:

    FBF is a great idea. I need to stock up on some great reads for summer vacation! 🙂

  20. Jen Cryblskey says:

    :madchef Poor doughboy. But he did make lots of people giggle:) FBF I want a copy for my collection.

  21. Thelma says:

    Love the doughboy, Er… excuse me, man Have a great weekend. FBF

  22. Dors says:

    I would be the happiest if I could get an autographed copy of your book. I’ve been an avid reader of all your books from the start, never missed any of it, & to have one coming directly from you would certainly make my day !!! More power… can’t wait to hopefully receive this copy !


  23. Terri says:

    Hi Heidi,


    I would love, love, LOVE to win your new book. Have a great weekend.


  24. SiNn says:

    ill never be able to eat a bisquit the same way again loll

    crossess my fingers i lost all my hiedi books recently bad landord sold al my stuff but my clothing so im slowly builing them back up


  25. Jolene A says:

    FBF!! That baby on the cover is so dang cute

  26. Cindi Mitchell says:

    FBF…free books are good :getdown hahaha

    Yes I am interested in being entered for this giveaway.

    Thank you – Cindi

  27. JoAnna B says:

    Congrats on your release!

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