Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013 Giveaway Hop

Happy New Year's! Are you excited about the upcoming new year! I am! I plan to spend some quality time with my family watch the Sci-Fi channel's Twilight Zone marathon.

As a way of saying thanks to all my readers, I'm participating in the Happy New Year 2013 Giveaway Hop and giving away some eBooks! I love a fun giveaway. You probably notice I do them a lot, huh? :D



Announcing the 
Happy New Year 2013 
Giveaway Hop

Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Babs Book Bistro

January 1st - 7th 2013


I've got some fun prizes to ring in the New Year! Five copies of my latest eBook release (not connected to the Coveted series):


BITTEN BY DECEIT
Werewolf Paranormal Romance Novella

Alpha wolf Emma Parker is loyal to a fault, even if it means losing the love of her life when he’s ousted from the pack. She’s never stopped needing him, and when a black witch curses the pack, she wonders if she’ll even survive. It’s a poison of the blood, and with each bite, the virus spreads, leaving the infected rabid and under the control of an evil Alpha.

Kyle Benton is starting over. He’s a lone wolf, betrayed by the only woman he’s ever loved. Until Emma barges back into his life, as gorgeous and determined as ever. He’s hell bent on resisting her, or at least making her suffer. But she needs him in a way that touches him to his very soul. Now he has to determine how to set her free, and if he can, how he can ever let her go.

Add BITTEN BY DECEIT to your Goodreads TBR or preview it on Amazon, iTunes, or B&N.

I'm also offering an eBook copy of my latest mass market release from Ballantine Books: Kept.


KEPT
Coveted Series (Book #2)
Urban Fantasy Romance
Ballantine Books

Fresh from defending her pack in battle, Natalya Stravinsky, a whip-smart werewolf with a lovable neurotic streak, wants a little rest and relaxation. Once an outcast, she’s now eager to rejoin the ranks of her New Jersey pack, and has even gotten a handle on her obsessive urge to hoard holiday ornaments. Yet Nat barely has time to revel in her progress before the next crisis comes howling at her door.

Nat’s father has suddenly gone missing, captured by the Russian werewolf mafia. And as Nat steps up to save her dad from a mob boss’s deadly game, two men step in to play another round for her heart: her gorgeous alpha ex-boyfriend, Thorn, and her new flame, the sweetly sensitive wizard Nick. With her life growing more harried by the minute, Nat must stay cool, calm, and collected . . . or else risk losing everything.

Add KEPT to your Goodreads TBR or preview it on Amazon or B&N. Looking for a FREE read? Check out COLLECTED, the prequel to COVETED.

And finally, to one grand prize winner, they will get a $10 Bookstore giftcard and their choice of COVETED (Book #1), KEPT (Book #2), or BITTEN BY DECEIT. So a total of seven folks will walk away winners! Good luck! Happy New Year to you and yours!



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Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop


First of all, thanks to Carrie Ann for holding such a fun blog hop! Be sure to stop by her site or check out the list below for more giveaways.

What do I love about December and holidays that come with it? To me, like my heroine Natalya, the holidays represent family. I have fond memories of traveling with my mother up to Iowa Falls, Iowa, to spend the holiday with extended family. I'd stay up late with my cousins and make Christmas sugar cookies--from scratch--with my aunt. Those were some good cookies too. I remember the layout of that house by heart. Where the tree always sat, what time we got up to open presents (too early), and even some of the presents I got. (I miss the My Little Pony I got the wings!)

To celebrate, I'd like for you to meet Natalya, my hoarding werewolf! I'm offering an eBook copy of my latest release (November 27th), Kept, from Ballantine Books to FIVE winners. If you haven't read Kept yet, I'll be more than happy the offer the winner a copy of the first book, Coveted.



About Kept

Fresh from defending her pack in battle, Natalya Stravinsky, a whip-smart werewolf with a lovable neurotic streak, wants a little rest and relaxation. Once an outcast, she’s now eager to rejoin the ranks of her New Jersey pack, and has even gotten a handle on her obsessive urge to hoard holiday ornaments. Yet Nat barely has time to revel in her progress before the next crisis comes howling at her door.

Nat’s father has suddenly gone missing, captured by the Russian werewolf mafia. And as Nat steps up to save her dad from a mob boss’s deadly game, two men step in to play another round for her heart: her gorgeous alpha ex-boyfriend, Thorn, and her new flame, the sweetly sensitive wizard Nick. With her life growing more harried by the minute, Nat must stay cool, calm, and collected...or else risk losing everything.

Order: Amazon · B & N · Book Depository · B-A-M · iBooks · Chapters · IndieBound · Powells

The Kept launch has gone fabulously and I wanted to participate in the Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop to offer another opportunity for readers to get their hands on Coveted or Kept.



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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kept is out now!

I'm so excited about Kept! It's been seven months of waiting for Natalya's story to continue! Thanks to Tricia Narwani, my editor, for helping me make Kept the best book I've ever written so far. (You too, Mike Braff!) I hope to continue Nat's story, as well as other characters from the series, into the foreseeable future.

Hoard your own copy: Amazon · B & N · Book Depository · B-A-M · iBooks · Chapters · IndieBound · Powells

Or at least check out a preview of the first two chapters!

The Kept blog tour is still going on strong. I invite you to check out the short story I wrote for Literary Escapism featuring Natalya and Grandma Lasovskaya. They did a little Black Friday shopping...

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Fall in Love Blog Hop

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Just a few more days until Kept hits the shelves! Want to check out the Kept blog tour? It's still going on! To celebrate on my blog, I'd like to offer a signed copy of Coveted and Kept! Besides the Fall in Love Blog Hop, I'm also holding Natalya's Happy Holiday Hoarder Contest.

Pre-order: Amazon · B & N · Book Depository · B-A-M · iBooks · Chapters · IndieBound · Powells
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kept Blog Tour


The time has come for the Kept Blog Tour! Check back everyday for more details on giveaways and such. This is going to be a blast!

Nov 15 - Ex Libris - Interview with Nick the White Wizard - Kept Giveaway International
Nov 16 - The Delighted Reader - Kept Giveaway International!
Nov 19 - Fangs for the Fantasy - Kept Giveaway
Nov 20 - All Things Urban Fantasy Kept Giveaway and Cool Top Ten List
Nov 21 - The Reading Diaries
Nov 22 - Gimme the Scoop Book Blog - Kept Giveaway
Nov 23 - Manga Maniac Cafe - Kept Giveaway
Nov 26 - SOS Aloha
               Seeing Night Book Reviews
Nov 27 - Romance at Random
               Under the Covers Book Blog
               Literary Escapism - Black Friday Free Story
Nov 28 - Forget the Housework, I'm Reading
               Romance Book Junkies
Nov 29 - Book Monster Reviews
               Literal Addiction
Nov 30 - Paranormal Cravings
Dec 3 - Talking Supe
             Reading Café
Dec 4 - Books for Company
Dec 5 - Reading a Little Bit of Everything
Dec 6 - Books Make Me Happy




Monday, October 22, 2012

Naughty and Nice Blog Hop

Congrats to Stephanie Sloane, Ruthie Knox, and Molly O'Keefe on their upcoming release!

Prizes - R@R is giving away (must be 18 or older to participate):
  •  15 Net Galley Preview copy winners of Naughty & Nice  
  •  5 ABOUT LAST NIGHT paper giveaways (US only)
  •  Grand Prize of $15 Gift Certificate to eRetailer of choice!!

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For the Naughty and Nice Blog Hop, I'm giving away a few delightful treats as well. I'm giving away the first book in my Coveted series and some other favorite eBooks. Four winners can possibly win one of the following:
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Want a chance to preview my Coveted series for free? Check out Collected, my free prequel novella on Amazon. Or try other retailers.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Wicked Romances Giveaway Hop

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  Sharing My Favorite Read Giveaway Hop was organized by Reading Romances!
Thanks for stopping by! What's up for grabs? An eBook copy of Kept, the UK edition!


What you can win here: eBook - UK edition of Kept
Number of winners: 5
Open to (INT, US or US/CAN): INT
How to enter:
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Hop and enter the other giveaways!

To sign up, please add your link bellow:

Want a chance to preview the series for free? Check out Collected, my free novella.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Authors Against Bullying

When I got the email from Mandy Roth via Yasmine Galenorn about Authors Against Bullying, I couldn't wait to express my thoughts on the matter. I want to say point blank that bullying is wrong. It is a hurtful act that has a long term effect.

Sadly, I know what it feels like to be bullied and that's not a good thing to carry on your shoulders. When I'm with friends, I'm pretty easy-going and social, but in actuality, I've always been quiet and shy. Add on top of that I'm an awkward geek. My favorite place is working at home all alone--which doesn't make me an ideal person to plan a party. LOL Crawling into my shell and keeping quiet is easier that talking and having people judge me. Which shouldn't have to happen.

Over ten years ago, when I was in college, I cared about what everyone said I should look like, what I should say, and do. Even farther back in middle school, I was bullied from time to time. Now that I think about it, I didn't have the best fashion sense (in college, high school, or middle school), but I didn't deserve to feel left out or different. I've had people tell me I talked funny (I was from Iowa and lived in Florida for a period of time) and people said cruel things about my clothes. (Hey, I thought the leg warmers I had on were awesome.)

Memories can really suck. Especially when they are vivid. I remember how much it hurt and how I dreaded going back to school with kids who had pretty hair and nicer clothes than me. That nicer clothes thing never ended, even into college. As an adult, I've come to realize that there will always be someone who dresses better than me. The same pretty much applies for everyone. And it's okay! As long as you have a good attitude about the skin you're in, it's all good. I've met strangers who weren't in the latest designer duds and had more positive energy than some of the unfortunate folks who had plenty to say about the department store clothes I wore. I've had some wonderful friends who treated me well and I'll always remember them and smile. Wouldn't you like to be the person who does that for someone else? I'd like to be someone's good thought for the day. It's not that hard, either.

I actually had a woman say something interesting to me yesterday at the post office. She said, "You're so polite."
"Well, I want my children to be that way," I said. "I guess I should practice what I preach."
She just smiled at me and gave me my stamps. As I left the parking lot, I thought, Gee, she noticed how polite I was. Shouldn't everyone act that way? Does that mean people aren't even courteous anymore? To her?

It doesn't take a lot of work to not be a bully and I hope everyone who reads this will work today toward treating others with respect.

Another thing I want to add. If you have been bullied, I want you to know something cool I've learned: I don't worry about those things as much any more that bothered me when I was younger. Even though I encounter people every day who judge me, I see through a different set of eyes now. I finally realized that all the strangers outside of my door won't pay my bills, take care of my kids, or live my life for me. (Or back when I was kid, I should have seen that they weren't lining up to do my homework or my chores.) I don't need their opinions as a source of happiness. I should make my own. When something is about to bother me, I say to myself, "If someone has something foul to say about me, that's on them to work out. I have better things to do and they don't mind my business so why should I mind theirs?"

Over time, I've learned it's okay to be different. I've embraced my quirkiness and I've had so much fun doing it. I've learned to rise above other's people's negativity and you can too!

Visit more sites and show your support against bullying!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Be Mindful of What You Want to Collect

I'm pleased to announce I've released a prequel novella to Coveted called Collected. Be sure to check out what trouble Natalya got into before Thorn returned home. :)

COLLECTED

Natalya Stravinsky, the charmingly neurotic werewolf from Coveted, is featured in this prequel novella. Before Thorn Grantham returned to South Toms River, New Jersey, Natalya lived alone with her stash of holiday trinkets. Her life takes an interesting turn when she faces a difficult challenge: to find a stolen figurine she’d recently won from a magical creatures auction website. It should be simple, just demand for it back from the pesky thief. But a set of events occurs that puts not only her life at risk, but her family’s as well.

 Hoard this FREE e-Book: Amazon Kindle · iBooks · Kobo · Diesel eBooks · Sony

Add this book to your TBR list on Goodreads!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Thank you, Paul Marron!

I got the coolest surprise today from a wonderful friend who gave me the ultimate hook up! She gave me a signed copy from the cover model, Paul Marron! Isn't it awesome? How she managed to get him to sign the darn thing, I do not want to speculate. He was probably doing what he always does--looking awesome--and she probably begged and did some elaborate, hypnotic dance. After that she probably told him how I'd blubber and repeat the words, "No way. No way. Are you serious? Are you for real? How did you get him to say yes? Umm, okay. No way! No way!"

I shall call it my precious and kick away the filthy hobbits who try to come near it!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Shawntelle's Street Team

Want to help me get the word out about my books? I'd love your support. To help spread the word, I invite you to join my street team. Even if all you want to do is recommend my books to your friends, that great. To learn more about my street team, check my website.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Labor Day Blog Hop

Happy Labor Day, everyone!

First of all, I'd like to thank Romance at Random for hosting this blog hop! Congrats to Elizabeth Barrett for her upcoming release, BLAZE OF WINTER. I'm excited to visit the other see and learn about the other contests and cool books!

Right now I have less than one hundred days until the second book in my COVETED urban fantasy series comes out. I don't have copies of KEPT available to give away, but I do have copies of the first book in the series, COVETED, as well as a $15.00 B&N gift card for some lucky winners! Yes, my giveaway is international!

KEPT comes out on November 27th from Ballantine Books. I have a countdown widget you can post to your website or website sidebar if you like. Want the code? Head here to get it! (There's a basic banner too!) If you are a blogger or reviewer, copies of COVETED and KEPT are available on NetGalley.


Want to win a copy of Coveted? (Read a two chapter preview!) All you have to do to get an entry is leave a comment!

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Be sure to check out the other blog stops as well as the fabulous giveaways hosted by Romance at Random!

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Blogging at RomCon

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I'm a guest blogger at RomCon today. Stop by if you want to enter for a copy of Coveted as well as some Coveted swag. I've got some more contests coming up this year before Kept so stay tuned!

Can't wait for more adventures with Natalya? I've got a prequel short story that should be coming in September. I can't wait to share it with you! I've also got stories in the pipeline for Aggie and Heidi. Stay tuned!

Just 3 months and 6 days until KEPT comes out! I can't wait for you to find out what happens to Nat! Are you a blogger or reviewer? Want a chance to read KEPT and offer an honest review? KEPT is available on Netgalley and Edelweiss for reviewers to read.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Leaving for RWA12 Tomorrow

In less than twenty-four hours I will be in Anaheim for RWA, or the Romance Writers of America Conference. I'm so excited to head back to southern California! I had so much fun at San Diego Comic Con and now I'm ready to jump into the fray in Anaheim.

If you're attending, I'll be signing copies of Coveted at table 603 on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, from 5–8 p.m. PT. You can download a map if you need one. They are using a trade show format instead of listing everyone in alphabetical order. If you really can't find me just tweet to @Shawntelle and I'll use smoke signals to bring you my way. LOL I'd love for you to stop by if you can and say hi! :)

For conference attendees I will be signing Coveted on Saturday July 28th from 9 am - 10:30 am.

I will be posting my pictures from Comic Con on my website soon. If you'd like to see them, I posted them on my Facebook page.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Shawntelle's San Diego Comic Con 2012 Schedule

I'm so excited to be attending Comic Con for the first time! For years I've had a bucket list of geek fest destinations and Comic Con has been one of them. (NYC and San Diego!)

THURSDAY

Coveted Booksigning
11:00am-12:00 noon at the Random House booth #1515

FRIDAY

Paranormal Love-Potion, Friday, 7/13/12, 12:30 PM - 1:30PM, Room: 5AB
Title: PARANORMAL LOVE-POTION: Writing Romance for Non-Human Characters
Description: From super-hot vampires to seductive Fae and beyond, authors divulge the secrets behind crafting steamy love-scenes in their action-packed novels.  Whether they be vampiric, ghostly, faierie, witchy, shape-shifting or angelic, these authors know how to keep the passion sizzling between their paranormal characters. Find out more from the writers themselves and you’ll learn what makes these books red hot!
  • Tessa Gratton (The Blood Journals)
  • Andrea Cremer (The Nightshade series)
  • Shawntelle Madison (Coveted series)
  • Aprilynne Pike (Wings series)
  • Sylvia Day (The Renegade Angel Series)
  • Kelley Armstrong (NYT bestselling Otherworld Novels)
  • Marjorie M. Liu (Mortal Bones)
Book signing for the Panelists,  Friday, 7/13/12,  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Room: AA09

For the rest of the week into the weekend I will be hanging out, taking pictures and buying cool stuff to add to the family collection. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!


HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Coveted Reviewed by Eloisa James on Reading Romance

First of all, happy Monday, everyone!

I'm looking forward to a cool down here in St. Louis. I have fun news today, Eloisa James has kindly read and reviewed Coveted as part of her B&N Review column, Reading Romance.

I'd like to extend a thanks to historical author, Eloisa James, for reading and reviewing my book!

Right now Coveted has a 4.5 Star average on B&N! Thanks to all my readers who have taken the time to review my book. I really appreciate it.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Several Giveaways Going On

Hey, everyone!

Wow, it is so hot here in St. Louis! It's supposed to be over 100 degrees for the next couple of days. I've pretty much hid away in the house and kept the curtains closed.

So what's going on with me? Well, I have several giveaways going on.

At Wicked Authors, I'm giving away a copy of Jeannie Lin's MY FAIR CONCUBINE. It is international.

At the Magic & Mayhem Blog, I'm giving away a copy of Amanda Bonilla's upcoming July 3rd release, BLOOD BEFORE SUNRISE. This giveaway is international as well.

I also have another Goodreads Giveaway for Coveted that ends July 4th!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Coveted by Shawntelle Madison

Coveted

by Shawntelle Madison

Giveaway ends July 04, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win
My San Diego Comic Con schedule is pretty finalized so I will do a post on that next week! Everyone take care!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Upcoming Signing and Such

The past month or so has been hectic busy with things. The launch. The recovery. My book's release in the UK. Lori Foster's Reader-Author Get Together this past weekend. It's been a blast though! I'm so thankful that everything has gone so smoothly. My readers have been awesome and I'm grateful for the wonderful e-mails that have been sent my way. <3

I will be a bit busy from this week into the next:

June 7th, Edwardsville, IL Afterwords Books at 7 pm- I will be signing Coveted with young adult author Cole Gibsen. Stop by and say hi! I'd love to meet folks.

June 16th, Maryland Heights, MO - Maryland Heights Centre at 12 pm - I will be signing Coveted with historical author Jeannie Lin. She is so awesome! She writes historical set in Tang Dynasty China.

So what else is going on this week:

On Magic & Mayhem authors, I interview Maggie Mae Gallagher who is an aspiring author and author assistant. Are you curious about what they do? Check it out.


On Wicked Authors, I have a giveaway going for the bag of swag I snagged at Lori Foster's event. I had so much fun there this past weekend. I'm throwing in a copy of Coveted as well. You know you want it. ;)

David Lucas is hosting me on his blog for a Q & A. He is also giving away a copy of Coveted. Leave a comment there to potentially win.

There is another copy of Coveted up for grabs on Linda Poitevin's blog. She is the dark urban fantasy author of Sins of the Angels and Sins of the Son. She asked me some interesting questions about OCD werewolves.

I also need to prepare for next month since I will be attending San Diego Comic Con and RWA in Anaheim California. (Basically two trips to southern California in July! Yay!)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Diamond Jubilee Blog Hop

My cover for my
digital-first release in the
UK & associated territories.
Wow, how time has flown since Coveted has hit the shelves! I'm so excited to participate in another blog hop and I hope you'll enter my giveaway as I celebrate my first foreign release this week! If you haven't heard of Coveted yet, check out a 2 chapter excerpt to learn more about Natalya and her holiday hoarding obsession.

On May 29th, Coveted will be available at a discounted price in the UK and other territories for £2.99! A great deal at Amazon UKWaterstones , and iTunes. (If you're looking for a deal in other European countries you'll find it less expensive there as well.) ;)

Do you want to celebrate with me from May 21st to May 31st? As part of the Romance at Random's Diamond Jubilee Hop, I'm giving away five copies of Coveted!



This giveaway is international! If you're a winner and you prefer an e-copy I can offer that as a Kindle or B&N gift. Just use the entry form below. The minimum entry is just a comment on the blog post. I'd love to know though, do you have a favorite author from outside the US? Share one of their recent titles! I love to discover new authors to read. If you don't have one, that's okay! Why not share what you plan to read or do this week for fun!

Have a great week, everyone!

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Additional tidbit: If you're an aspiring author, be sure to check out the Writer's Digest presentation given by my literary agent Jim McCarthy next week: 10 Elements of the Saleable Novel.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Coveted is B&N Bookseller Pick for Month of May

Thanks to Twitter of all things, thank you Linda, I learned that COVETED was picked by B&N Romance buyer Jules Herbert as one of B&N Bookseller Picks of May!

There is another Goodreads giveaway for COVETED for 30 copies! Be sure to check it out!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Spring Fling Blog Hop

Spring Fling Blog HopTo celebrate the release of Coveted, I'm participating in the Spring Fling Blog Hop!

Want to know what's up for grabs from me? Two Coveted prize packs! Each pack will have:

Signed Copy of Coveted
Coveted Tote Bag
Entire set of Coveted Romance Trading Cards (all three!) & Bookmark
$10 iTunes Gift Card

This giveaway is international! Use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

First Foreign Rights Sale for Coveted!

I've been waiting a long time to spread the good news!

My First Foreign Sale! To the United Kingdom!

As of this morning I got the thumbs up to let everyone know that foreign rights for Coveted have been sold to the United Kingdom. Squee! The book will come out on May 29th by Piatkus Entice, an imprint of Little, Brown as a digital-first release. Kept, the second book in my series, will come out in the fall from them as well!

I can't wait for everyone to see the cover! It's so awesome! I'm so excited about this opportunity! Additional details will come as I get them!

Just twelve more days until Coveted comes out!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Keep What You Covet Close Blog Tour

Just a few more weeks until Coveted comes out! The Keep What You Covet Close blog tour starts on April 4th with Book Chick City and concludes on April 27th with Seeing Night Reviews.



April 12th - Manga Manic Cafe
April 18th - Magic & Mayhem Authors (International Giveaway)
April 20th - Book Monster Reviews AND
                   Literal Addiction (Coveted Giveaway on each blog!)
April 23rd - All Things Urban Fantasy (Coveted Giveaway)
April 25th - The Qwillery | Review (Coveted Giveaway by Qwillery)
April 26th - My Bookish Ways (Coveted Giveaway)
April 27th - Seeing Night Reviews (Coveted Giveaway) | Early Review

Hope to see you there!



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Coveted by Shawntelle Madison

Coveted

by Shawntelle Madison

Giveaway ends April 18, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Romance at Random's Luck 'O the Irish Blog Hop

Hi, all!

I've been so busy, but I crawled out of my cave to participate in the blog hop.


Romance At Random is giving away THREE, $20 GC for B&N! This promotion is sponsored by  Random House, Inc. who runs the Romance At Random blog/website. Three winners will be chosen randomly from all the entries acquired from all the blogs involved in the hop by Romance At Random. The giveaway runs from St. Patrick's Day through March 31st. To enter just fill in the Information below via Rafflecopter. The winners will be posted on there site: http://www.romanceatrandom.com/

Good Luck & may the ‘Luck ‘O The Irish’ be with you!

For a full copy of the rules, CLICK HERE


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Check out my giveaway below! Bonus points are offered if you hoard, I mean pre-order, a copy of Coveted. Not required to enter! :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Congrats to Cole Gibsen on KATANA!

Congratulations to my crit partner and good friend Cole Gibsen! I'm so proud of her accomplishments. I still remember the day when Sarah Bromley and I met Cole. She had such a positive attitude and passion for writing. All her work has paid off today with the release of her book KATANA!

I'm so proud of you, Cole! Congratulations on the release of your first book!

Kill Bill meets Buffy in this supernatural samurai tale 

Rileigh Martin would love to believe that adrenaline gave her the uncanny courage and strength to fend off three muggers. But it doesn't explain her dreams of fifteenth century Japan, the incredible fighting skills she suddenly possesses, or the strange voice giving her battle tips and danger warnings. While worrying that she's going crazy (always a reputation ruiner), Rileigh gets a visit from Kim, a handsome martial arts instructor, who tells Rileigh she's harboring the spirit of a five-hundred-year-old samurai warrior.

Relentlessly attacked by ninjas, Rileigh has no choice but to master the katana--a deadly Japanese sword that's also the key to her past. As the spirit grows stronger and her feelings for Kim intensify, Rileigh is torn between continuing as the girl she's always been and embracing the warrior inside her.
(Flux ~ March 8th, 2012)

Amazon | B & N | Book Depository | B-A-M | Chapters | IndieBound

I'm giving away a copy over at Magic & Mayhem! Check it out!

Friday, February 17, 2012

February Updates

Happy Friday, everyone!

It has been a busy time for me! On top of writing I do freelance so I've barely had time do blog updates. Usually though, you can find me posting on Magic & Mayhem Writers or Wicked Authors.

So what's been going on?

  • I've just finalized the cover copy for KEPT, so that's rolling along. Copy edits should be knocking on my door pretty soon. I don't have a publication date yet for KEPT, but as soon as I get one, I'll be sure to update everyone.
  • On Monday, be sure to check out Wicked Authors, I'll have a contest coming up for some great historical romances I snagged.
  • Last weekend, I took my mom to her first book signing! It was great. We went to Rose's Bookhouse and she met Eileen Dreyer, Anya Bast, Heather Snow, and Patricia Rice. They are some great ladies! My giving away on Monday includes a signed book from Heather. ;)
  • I've got a new proposal cooking on the burner that I'm really excited about. If you've read the blurb for COVETED or read the excerpt (be sure to check it out), you know I always reach for something different so hopefully I'll get a chance to show what's cooking in the pot!
  • On Wednesday at Magic and Mayhem, I talked about my new toy, a Macbook. I'm still a PC gal--I can't run away from it in terms of development. The majority of the software I have is for the PC so I'm not a Mac convert or anything. I just need a machine for writing where I can avoid trouble. :)
I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New Year, Small Updates

It's been a few weeks since I've blogged. I've been a bit busy jumping back into the mix.

So, what's being going on?

  • I turned in a round of line edits for KEPT. Hopefully it will be all shiny soon.
  • I got a supa-awesome preview of the cover for KEPT and it is sooo good! Can't wait to reveal it.
  • Another quote came in for COVETED from the wonderful Ann Aguirre:

    "If you like your urban fantasy original, quirky, and off-beat, this is the series for you. Natalya is the craziest heroine since Carolyn Crane's Justine Jones, and you will love her just as much."
    --national bestselling author Ann Aguirre
  • With what little spare time I have, my book marks and romance trading cards are done! I can't wait to show them off. They are some cute little guys!
  • I signed up for Lori Foster's Reader and Author Get Together. If you plan on attending I'd love to see you there. That will be June 1st - 2nd in West Chester, Ohio.
  • The conference news keeps on getting better! I also plan to attend RWA (Anaheim, CA) and San Diego Comic Con in July! (Let the geekfest commenceth.)
  • I've got plans in the mix for a book launch event in San Antonio Texas so keep your ears open for more details as they come. =)
I'm super excited about the RT Convention coming in April in Chicago as well. I will definitely be doing a lot of travelling this year!