And the winner is…
Amanda Stillwell-Seabolt – Congratulations, Amanda!!! I will contact you by email to collect your prize.
Thank you to those who played. You did really well on your guesses. The answers to all the questions are below. And, just a note, the answers regarding my book could be answered with just the info on this blog post, even without reading the book. The movies and song questions could be answered just by noting the year of their release vs. the year the story was set. And, the occupation Toby was pursuing was mentioned in the blurb. 🙂
This week, I am rolling out a contest and giving away a really great gift bag that only Elvis fans will be interested in. Along with it, I’m sharing a little trivia. (Well, you’ll have to come back to get the answers to the trivia)
GIVEAWAY: One commenter will win this Elvis gift bag simply by answering the below questions. You do not have to get them correct to win, but you do have to attempt to answer each.
ALSO, the first 5 people to email me at AliciaMDean@aol.com with the Subject line: EOLS will receive a free Ebook copy of End of Lonely Street. (you do not have to be a U.S. Resident to receive the ebook. Please include your preferred format in the email: PDF, Gifted through Kindle or Nook)
*** TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
No purchase necessary to win.
The contest is in no way sponsored by Facebook, and Facebook is in no way associated with this contest. Alicia Dean is responsible for delivery of all prizes.
Must be a U.S. residents to be eligible (must provide a U.S. shipping address). Taxes due, if any, on prize winnings, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Void where prohibited by law.
In three weeks, on March 27, 2015, one name will be drawn from all commenters who attempt to answer the questions.
Gift Bag includes:
Elvis Platinum Collection 3 disc CD (See track list below)
Four Pak of movies: GI Blues, King Creole, Jailhouse Rock, Viva Las Vegas
18 Oz Elvis Acrylic drinking glass
Elvis Gold Playing Card Gift Tin
The Elvis bag itself 🙂
Side note: I want to remind everyone to please vote for Elvis in the ‘King of Music’ poll. He is ahead of Michael Jackson, and we want to keep it that way. You can vote every 24 hours. Here is the link: http://thekingofmusic.com/
10 questions total. Some are Elvis questions and some are questions about END OF LONELY STREET, my 1957 Vintage Historical Short Story. Without having read the story, if you’re an Elvis fan (and read the below blurb), you should be able to answer these questions.
Please provide all answers in one comment. You do not need to list the questions, simply provide the answers. Have fun!
1) What was Elvis’ first million selling record?
2) Where did the idea for Heartbreak Hotel come from?
FROM A SUICIDE NOTE A MAN LEFT, “I WALK A LONELY STREET”
3) Name 5 Elvis songs with a girl’s name in the title:
SEVERAL HAVE BEEN NAMED IN THE COMMENTS, SO I DON’T NEED TO NAME THEM HERE, BUT PROBABLY I WOULD NAME, ‘CINDY, CINDY’ ‘MARIE’S THE NAME’ ‘FRANKIE AND JOHNNIE’ ‘POLK SALAD, ANNIE’ AND ‘LAWDY, MISS CLAWDY’ 🙂
4) Which of Elvis’ movies was he most proud of?
KING CREOLE. HE FELT IT GAVE HIM A CHANCE TO DO SOME SERIOUS ACTING
5) One of Elvis’ early jobs was an assembler at MARL Metal Products. Why did his mother make him quit?
BECAUSE HE KEPT FALLING ASLEEP AT SCHOOL
6) What year did Elvis purchase Graceland?
7) Name this movie:
SORRY. I GUESS THIS WAS TOUGHER THAN I THOUGHT. FOLLOW THAT DREAM
END OF LONELY STREET – 1957 Contemporary Romance Short Story questions:
8) Which of these movies is mentioned in the story:
JAILHOUSE ROCK – THE OTHERS WERE MADE AFTER 1957, WHICH IS WHEN THE STORY TOOK PLACE
- Jailhouse Rock
- Change of Habit
- Blue Hawaii
9) Which of these songs is NOT mentioned in the story:
IT’S NOW OR NEVER, IT’S THE ONLY ONE THAT WAS RECORDED AFTER 1957
- Playing for Keeps
- Love Me
- It’s Now or Never
10) What career is Toby pursuing?
Can she let go of the past, before it destroys her future?
All Toby Lawson wanted was to go to college to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher and to be free of her alcoholic mother and the painful memories of finding her and the guy Toby loved kissing. But when her mother nearly burns the house down, Toby must put her dreams on hold and return home to care for her. The only time she isn’t lonely and miserable is when she’s listening to her heartthrob, Elvis Presley. His music takes her away, helps her escape from everything wrong in her life.
Noah Rivers has always loved Toby, but no matter what he says, and even though she knows her mother initiated the kiss, and that he didn’t kiss her back, she can‘t seem to get past what happened. He soon realizes that the true problem lies in Toby’s belief that she’s not good enough for him and in her fear that she will be just like her mother.
What will it take to prove to her that she deserves to be happy, and that he would give anything to be the man to make her dreams come true?
|1. Can’t Help Falling in Love|
|2. (Marie’s the Name Of)Latest Flame|
|4. It’s Now Or Never|
|5. Stuck On You|
|6. Wooden Heart|
|7. Are You Lonesome Tonight?|
|8. A Big Hunk O’love|
|9. Little Sister|
|10. Rock-a-hula Baby|
|11. A Fool Such As I|
|12. I Need Your Love Tonight|
|13. One Night|
|14. I Got Stung|
|15. Hard Headed Woman|
|17. Jailhouse Rock|
|18. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear|
|19. All Shook Up|
|20. Too Much|
|21. Love Me Tender|
|22. Hound Dog|
|23. Don’t Be Cruel|
|24. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You|
|25. Heartbreak Hotel|
|26. I Forgot to Remember to Forget|
|1. The Girl of My Best Friend|
|2. King Creole|
|3. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck|
|4. I Feel So Bad|
|5. Wild in the Country|
|6. Flaming Star|
|7. Lonely Man|
|8. I Gotta Know|
|9. A Mess of Blues|
|10. Fame and Fortune|
|11. My Wish Came True|
|12. Don’t Ask Me Why|
|13. Doncha’ Think It’s Time|
|14. I Beg of You|
|15. Treat Me Nice|
|16. Loving You|
|17. Peace in the Valley (For Me)|
|18. Playing for Keeps|
|19. Poor Boy|
|20. When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold|
|21. Love Me|
|22. Any Way You Want Me|
|23. My Baby Left Me|
|24. Blue Suede Shoes|
|25. I Was the One|
|1. There’s Always Me|
|2. Give Me the Right|
|3. It’s a Sin|
|4. Sentimental Me|
|5. Starting Today|
|7. I’m Coming Home|
|8. In Your Arms|
|9. Put the Blame On Me|
|11. I Want You With Me|
|12. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell|
|13. Blue Hawaii|
|14. Almost Always True|
|15. Aloha Oe|
|16. No More|
|17. Moonlight Swim|
|19. Ito Eats|
|20. Slicin’ Sand|
|21. Hawaiian Sunset|
|22. Beach Boy Blues|
|23. Island of Love|
|24. Hawaiian Wedding Song|
Elvis was known for his giving heart and charitable work during his lifetime. Lisa Marie and Elvis Presley Enterprises have continued that tradition with their involvement in various charities. In 1984, The Elvis Charitable Foundation was formed. The EPCF created a scholarship fund for students majoring in the arts. The charity also contributes to one of Elvis’ favorite charities, Goodwill Homes, a Memphis facility that provides counseling and services for abused children and their families. The EPCF also assists numerous other charities, especially focusing on arts, education and children’s programs.
Learn more here, including how to donate: