Free Book Friday (with a side of Funny) – Birthday Edition


In case you haven’t heard…


Happy Birthday to me!  Happy Birthday to me!

And, yes, I am only 29 years young.  Thank you for remembering. :vamp

So this week, I bring you birthday themed funnies.  Well, they made me laugh, anyway.  And if you know what’s good for you, you’ll laugh, too. :elvira




Continuing our Birthday Month celebration—& today is THE day, thankyouverymuch —this week’s “A Few of My Favorite Things“/Keeper Shelf/Free Book Friday book #2 is a really, really big favorite of mine—Once a Princess by Johanna Lindsey.

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! :uhoh (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. Hollie says:

    Happy 29th Heidi!!


    Hope you are having a truly wonderful day!! XOXO

  2. Hollie says:

    OH and



  3. Cheryl S. says:

    Happy Birthday, Heidi! Hope it’s a fabulous day!


  4. Donna says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday. Johanna Lindsey is one of my favorites too.

    Happy Veterans’ Day.

    Thanks for the funnies including the sidebar. FBF

  5. Debra G says:

    :elvira Happy Birthday. May you enjoy many more!!

  6. Jessica Lemmon says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HEIDI!!! :purplebat

    Better not enter me in the giveaway – I just won and don’t want to upset the gods…speaking of, did you see my Darling Henry’s (aka, Hunk of the Month) movie, The Immortals is out today? Happy Bday, indeed… :fanglips

    • Heidi says:

      I don’t have any rules about folks winning too much too often, so you’re fine…

      And the release of Immortals is a nice b’day gift, even tho you know I won’t bother leaving the house to see it. I mean, I have my Darling Dwayne’s Faster sitting here on DVD & haven’t even stopped to watch it. 🙁 :elvira

  7. CrystalGB says:

    Happy Birthday Heidi. Hope you have a great day. 🙂

  8. Anne says:

    Hope you’re having a happy (and pain free) birthday, Heidi!

  9. Mary Kirkland says:

    Happy Birthday and Happy FBF!

  10. Pamela Cayne says:

    Happy, happy birthday, Heidi!!! May this year bring you lots of the two main food groups–chocolate and beefcake!!!

    Wishing you the best, today and the whole year long!!!

  11. Jeanette Blanco says:

    Happy Birthday, Heidi! Wishing you a blessed day with many more to come..
    And Happy Veteran’s Day to my fellow comrades past, present & future.
    *FBF* :lol

  12. Diana Robledo says:

    Wishing you all the best on your special day, Heidi. May it be filled with lots of love, lots of gifts, and most importantly – lots of chocolate cake! ; )

    Happy FBF to everyone!

  13. Heidi says:

    Thank you SO MUCH, everybody—you’re so sweet to me!

    I have always loved my b’day, because it also falls on Veteran’s Day, & I’m super-excited about today because of the 11/11/11 thing. I feel like I need to read some horoscopes or do some research & find out what the significance is. People have been talking about it, but it hasn’t quite clicked for me yet. Just heard you’re supposed to make a wish at 11:11 on 11/11/11, but that was at 11:24, so I missed my chance—at least until 11:11pm. :uhoh

  14. Traci says:

    Happy Birthday Heidi! Hope you have a fabulous day!~Cheers!


    Traci :fanglips

  15. Shawn says:

    Have a Great Day!!!

  16. Jolene A says:


    Happy Happy Happy Birthday!! Hope your day is great

  17. Angel says:

    Hello; Heidi
    please bear w me, I am a newbie to your site & to Twitter so …
    1 st off Is there more book/s 2 the FBF book? By Johanna Lindsey I guess what I am saying is there a 1 &2 or is this the 1 st 2 the series? I like to start w the 1st one. Happy Bday eat as much cake as u want it’s your day after all.

    • Heidi says:

      Hi, Angel! Welcome to The Dungeon—we’re delighted to have you! :dancingbat

      As far as I know, Once a Princess is a stand-alone story, so no others you need to read before or after. I read it by itself, anyway, & had no problems. It’s one of my favorite Johanna Lindsey stories, but I don’t *think* it’s part of a series.

      Good luck! :fanglips

  18. Colleen C. says:

    Happy Happy B-day Heidi!
    Wishing you the best!

    Love Johanna Lindsey and have quite a few of her books, but that one I am missing! :dancingbat

  19. Jane says:

    Happy Birthday, Heidi. :dancer :money Enjoy your day.

  20. SiNn says:

    Happy Birthday!

    I love Johanna Lindsey her books r awesome i n ever knew this book even existed lol im so behind

    today is also my dads birthday anddd hes a vet so he gets to celebrate twice as much


    • Heidi says:

      Oh, I used to love Johanna Lindsey. Haven’t enjoyed some of her more recent books as much as the old ones, but I still read her.

      A few more of my faves by her: Man of My Dreams…Prisoner of My Desire…Gentle Rogue… Have you read those?

  21. Terri says:

    :uhoh where is my cake?
    :thinking ” I don’t know . maybe Heidi’s hunk ate it all. ”
    :zpoker ” Hey Heidi! HAPPPY BIRTHDAY!!! ”

    ” I just reading ” THe Heir” by Johanna Lindsay right now. it is good book . Wish you have a blessing Veteran’s day as well.

    • Heidi says:


      I can’t remember if I read The Heir of not. I think I might have. Either that or The Present. (I get some of these “The” titles mixed up. LOL)

  22. Pam says:

    Happy Birthday Heidi! I hope today is everything you hoped it would be. 🙂




  23. Kathleen O says:

    Happy Birthday Heidi… Hope you have a great one. :dancingelvis :fangsmiley

  24. LeeAnn Pratt says:

    Happy Birthday Heidi! FBF all the way baby!…May your next “29th” year bring you lots of … :money

  25. Cathy Ward says:

    Happy Birthday… and many more!

    FBF – you should demand we all send you a book for your BD.


    • Heidi says:

      Hey, now there’s an idea! Next year, YOU will all be required to send ME a book.

      And so it was that Darling Cathy was stoned to death by her fellow Darlings… :littlevamp

      :lol :lol :lol

  26. StacieD says:

    Happy Birthday! I haven’t read this book. I read the blurb and it sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway. Have a great birthday weekend!


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