Jan 102011
 

So I’m typing this, and I’m quite giddy. Shadow Cat went live a few hours ago on Amazon. It’s only right to do a little promo… and of course a giveaway! If you’re not familiar with Shadow Cat, have a go at the excerpts on my Free Reads page. Amazon is a little slow with getting the product details listed, so let me supply it for you here. :)

They formed a bond so strong even death couldn’t keep them apart.

CEO Eric Randall’s plan is simple—fix the mess his researchers have created in Malaysia, experience the pleasures the country has to offer, and hightail it back to the comforts of America. Then again, simple plans always seem to have a way of going awry. All it takes is one beautiful aborigine to completely flip his world upside down, and Eric finds himself stranded in a world of Malaysian myths and legends.

A novice shaman amongst her people, Berani is free and independent; the rainforest is her playground. Yet all is not well in her homeland. Evil forces are slowly causing her people to dwindle to extinction. When a strange speaking man invades her forest, she has one more item to add to her already troubled life. One thing for sure, she’s not about to let some overbearing human control her on her own turf. Attraction or no, she will fight Eric tooth and claw to maintain her freedom. But will she end up destroying herself in the process?

If Berani wishes to save her family… if Eric wishes to reclaim his old life, they must stand together against the threats of encroaching wehr-tigers and bloodsucking demons… or perish.

I mentioned a giveaway, right? Here’s how it goes. :) The giveaway will last for two weeks, ending January 24, 2011. The number of winners will be determined on the interest. For every 10 individuals who enter, I’ll give away a Kindle edition copy of Shadow Cat. It’s DRM free, so you’ll be able to convert it to whatever format you want. I’ll hold a final drawing on January 24, 2011 regardless of the number of individuals who have entered.

So how do you enter? :)

  • Leave a comment (That’s the way I’ll track the number of entrants, and for those who like to keep tally, you’ll be able to estimate when the next drawing will occur also).
  • Fill out the Form (I’ll be using that to draw winners).

The Rules!

  • You’ll earn 1 point for completing the form and additional point if you tweet and leave the link.
  • You may tweet once per day after your initial entry for an extra 2 points. Use the same Form. :)
  • I would absolutely LOVE if you left a review (Amazon, Blog, Goodreads, etc.) after reading. Not a requirement though. :)
  • Giveaway ends Monday, January 24, 2011.
  • Please read the giveaway policy for the nitty gritty.

Can’t wait? Shadow Cat is available on Smashwords (preview available) and Amazon.

Okay. Now you’re waiting on winners, right? Day 3 we featured Susan Bischoff, author of Hush Money. So what was up for grabs?

  • One winner will receive his/her choice of an eBook or paperback copy of Hush Money by Susan Bischoff. (International)

And the winner is…

Moonlight Gleam! Congratulations! :)

An email has been sent to Moonlight Gleam who has until Thursday, January 13, 2011 to get back to me. Don’t forget to pick up your consolation prize–Control Freak: Brandon’s Story at Smashwords. Use the coupon code HZ25V which is good until February 8, 2011. Enjoy! :)

Day 4 giveaway ends today, which includes a copies of My Lord Hades by Stephannie Beman. For a full list of the giveaways happening, check here. If you haven’t entered, now’s your chance.

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Jan 092011
 

I know this is bad. But I received this blog award awhile back and never got around to recognizing it publicly. It’s time to get on the ball. What does get on the ball mean anyway? I mean… really where does it come from? It almost sounds sexual. :)

First up is the Lovely Blog Award presented by Tammy Gallant.

Many thanks, Tammy. I loved it when I got it, and I love it now! haha And I’ll even love it tomorrow.

The rules for this award are simple. Post the award on your blog with the name of the person who gave you the award: Tammy Gallant, a link to their blog: http://tammygallant.com/, and pass the award on to 10 of your favorite blogs:

Behold! A few of the people blogs I stalk frequent. :)

  1. Susan Bischoff
  2. Kait Nolan
  3. Stephannie Beman
  4. Elizabeth J. Kolodziej
  5. Rebecca @ Beck’s Book Picks
  6. Aimee Laine
  7. J.A. Belfield
  8. Lindsay Buroker
  9. Zoe Winters
  10. Leontine

And another award from the lovey Tammy Gallant. Ask me if I feel special?

Here’s how it works:

I have to list either six outrageous lies and one truth or vice versa and nominate 7 friends for the award.
Here are my lies…or truths:
  1. I hate stories that don’t have a happily ever after (HEA).
  2. I’m a native of North Carolina.
  3. My husband regularly scolds me for groping him in public.
  4. I’m a social butterfly.
  5. I have four children all born within two years of each other.
  6. I hated college.
  7. I’ve been writing since high school.
And the nominees are:
  1. Kitty Thomas
  2. Avril Ashton
  3. Benjamin Jones
  4. L.M. Stull
  5. Sherri Meyer
  6. Jemima Valentino
  7. Tawania Etheridge

One more! :) Jemima Valentino has awarded me with a Stylish Blogger Award.


So, how does this award work?

  1. Thank the person who gave me the award (XOXXOX Jemima! Thank you.) http://www.jemimavalentino.blogspot.com/
  2. Share seven things about myself.
  3. Pass the award on to bloggers I have discovered who are fantastic (so you can go check out their blogs).

Seven things about me:

  1. I recently dubbed myself a full-time writer Fall last year.
  2. My favorite music genre is female vocalists. (Is that a real genre?)
  3. I love traveling.
  4. I hate timeshares and timeshare resellers. Grrr! Stop calling me with your scams!
  5. I’m not a genre loyalist. :)
  6. Animals and children love me (they have no idea how much they get on my nerves). tee hee
  7. My favorite dessert is ice cream.

Now for my nominations!

This is kind of like the list from the Lovely Blog Award. :) So to spice it up a little… how about the blogs I love to look at because they’re so stylish? :)

  1. Parajunkee
  2. Book Bound
  3. Bewitched Bookworms
  4. Bitten by Paranormal Romance
  5. For What It’s Worth
  6. All Things Urban Fantasy
  7. Dark Faerie Tales
  8. Intense Whisper
  9. JoJo’s Book Corner
  10. Wicked Lil Pixie

Wow! That was quite a run. :) Thanks for making it through with me. Now that we’ve presented some winning blogs, how about some book winners! Day 2 giveaway featured Zoe Winters, author of Blood Lust. So what did she offer? :)

  • One winner will receive a paperback copy of Blood Lust by Zoe Winters (US only)
  • One winner will receive an eBook of Blood Lust by Zoe Winters (International)

Come on random.org… big money, big money! YAY!

Winner of the the paperback copy of Blood Lust is Aik Chien, and Lakisha wins the eBook copy!

Congratulations, winners! Emails have been sent. The winners have until Wednesday, January 12 to respond. Don’t forget to pick up your consolation prize–Control Freak: Brandon’s Story at Smashwords. Use the coupon code HZ25V which is good until February 8, 2011. Enjoy! :)

Day 3 giveaway ends today, which includes a copies of Hush Money by Susan Bischoff. For a full list of the giveaways happening, check here. If you haven’t entered, now your chance.

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Jan 082011
 

So today was a big day for me and Shadow Cat. We decided to take the plunge and publish. Yah! Confetti! Not really, cause I hate the mess. :) If you’re not familiar with Shadow Cat, the first three chapters are available in my Free Read section. Next week, I’ll put out chapter 4 to round it off. If you’re looking for a contemporary fantasy heavy on the romance/erotica side, give Shadow Cat a try. 20% is available for free on Smashwords.

Right now it’s only available on Smashwords for a wee $0.99. Today, I’m going to work on formatting Shadow Cat for Amazon and Pubit.

In further news: Blogoversary 1 ended today. So without further ado, let’s get on with the show!

If you don’t remember what was up for grabs, behold:

  • One winner will receive a copy of H.U.B. Volume 1 and Volume 2 by Ben Jones plus their choice of a book up to $10 from the Book Depository. *This prize is international to anywhere the Book Depository ships.
  • Four winners will receive a copy of H.U.B. Volume 1 and Volume 2. *International.

Winner of a copy of H.U.B. (V1 & V2) plus a book choice is Marian! [CONFIRMED]

The winners of H.U.B. (V1 & V2) are J L Jackson[CONFIRMED], Rebecca, Cherry Mischieveous [CONFIRMED], and Cassandra Cc [CONFIRMED].

Yay!!! You can throw confetti at their house since I don’t have to clean it up! :)

The winners have all been eMailed and have until Wednesday, January 12 to respond.

As a consolation prize to all those checking back, I’m offering a free copy of my short story, Control Freak: Brandon’s Story. It’s erotica for some of my folks with tender eyes. For your free copy, head over to Smashwords and use the coupon code HZ25V. The coupon is good until February 8, 2011, so enjoy. :)

Day 2 giveaway ends today, which includes a copy of Bloodlust by Zoe Winters. For a full list of the giveaways happening, check here. If you haven’t entered, now your chance.

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Dec 012010
 

I have to admit, with everything going on these past two weeks, I almost forgot we had a giveaway going. Okay. I did forget for a few days. And it was only that someone else posted a giveaway post that I remembered I had my own to post. So what did we have up for grabs? Hush Money, which I thought was absolutely wonderful (see review here). Behold!

I’m really looking forward to the next novel in this series “Heroes ‘Til Curfew.” Head to Susan Bischoff’s website and check out the nifty cover art for it. Okay, enough drooling. The winner of Hush Money is

JL Jackson!

Congratulations! I’ll get an email out to you straight away. You have until Friday, December 3, 2010 (midnight EST) to respond. Otherwise, I get to select another eager winner.

Thanks for all who participated.

Hush Money is available on Smashwords and a whole bunch of places. :) Head to Ms. Bischoff’s website for a complete list.

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