Fall into Fantasy Blog Hop Winner

Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by for a chance to win a signed copy of Shadowborn.  I wish I could send a copy to everyone, but alas, there can only be one winner this time.

Congratulations to:

Drum roll please ….

Jenny Keller Ford!

Woo hoo!

I’ll be in touch shortly to arrange for your prize.

Fall into Fantasy Blog Hop

Welcome to another stop along the Fangs, Fur & Fey Giveaway Hop!  This hop is so perfect for what I write.  Thanks so much to Kathy fromI Am A Reader, Not A WriterThe Write Pathfor hosting.  Please click the Hop logo below to visit the other sites and enter to win other terrific prizes.

FAE GIVEAWAY – International

(These books are intended for adult audiences)

Here’s what I’m offering one lucky commenter:

A signed paperback copy of

Shadowborn – Lila Gray #2

Back of the Book

Why me?

That’s the question Lila Gray asks every time yet another bad guy tries to destroy the earth, and she learns she’s the only one who can stop it. Once again, something’s on the prowl, leaving hundreds of comatose, soulless victims in its wake.

Couldn’t the deadliest assassins of the Otherworld go after someone else instead of the brand new Queen of the Seelie? One who still hasn’t adapted to her new role.

Lila would ask Liam Kane, King of the Unseelie, for advice, but something’s off with him, too. He’s holding back. In some way. About some thing. In fact, he refuses to tell her what’s going on.

The truth holds Lila back from the greatness of her role—the people she was born to lead—the man who she desperately loves—and the solution to the latest war raging around her.

To find the answers, she’ll need to fight through her own darkness and embark on a journey through her psyche.

If she doesn’t succeed, the Shadowborn will claim not only her world, but her soul.

Shadowborn (Lila Gray, #2)

  AND a signed bookmark for Shadowborn (front & back shown)

What do you have to do to win?

Simply leave me a comment below telling me what your all-time fantasy book/series is.  Please include a way to reach you, email, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, etc. (it will only be used for the purpose of sending your prize if you should win)

I’d also be grateful for a like on Facebook and a follow on Twitter, but it’s not mandatory.

On October 22nd I’ll choose a commenter using random.org, announce it on my blog and contact the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond.  If I don’t hear from them, another winner will be chosen.

Cheers, and good luck!

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Fangs, Fur and Fae Giveaway Hop

Welcome to another stop along the Fangs, Fur & Fey Giveaway Hop!  This hop is so perfect for what I write.  Thanks so much to Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Reading Lark for hosting.  Please click the Hop logo below to visit the other sites and enter to win other terrific prizes.

FAE GIVEAWAY – International

(These books are intended for adult audiences)

Here’s what I’m offering one lucky commenter:

A signed paperback copy of

Shadowborn – Lila Gray #2

Back of the Book

Why me?

That’s the question Lila Gray asks every time yet another bad guy tries to destroy the earth, and she learns she’s the only one who can stop it. Once again, something’s on the prowl, leaving hundreds of comatose, soulless victims in its wake.

Couldn’t the deadliest assassins of the Otherworld go after someone else instead of the brand new Queen of the Seelie? One who still hasn’t adapted to her new role.

Lila would ask Liam Kane, King of the Unseelie, for advice, but something’s off with him, too. He’s holding back. In some way. About some thing. In fact, he refuses to tell her what’s going on.

The truth holds Lila back from the greatness of her role—the people she was born to lead—the man who she desperately loves—and the solution to the latest war raging around her.

To find the answers, she’ll need to fight through her own darkness and embark on a journey through her psyche.

If she doesn’t succeed, the Shadowborn will claim not only her world, but her soul.

Shadowborn (Lila Gray, #2)

  AND a signed bookmark for Shadowborn (front & back shown)

What do you have to do to win?

Simply leave me a comment below telling me which you would choose:  Fur, fangs or fey.  Please include a way to reach you, email, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, etc. (it will only be used for the purpose of sending your prize if you should win)

I’d also be grateful for a like on Facebook and a follow on Twitter, but it’s not mandatory.

On October 9th I’ll choose a commenter using random.org, announce it on my blog and contact the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond.  If I don’t hear from them, another winner will be chosen.

Cheers, and good luck!

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Release Day – Shadowborn #lilagray

I always have such a hard time writing release day posts.  I mean, how can I possibly express all of the jitters and shivers and doubts that are going on inside me right now?  Okay, so I’m an author and I should be able to do that, so I’ll rephrase. 

How can I possibly express how I feel without filling the page with gleeful shouts and descriptions of my happy dance?  Without sounding like a sappy moron?  Without telling you just how badly I’m biting my nails over this one?

Hell if I know, so I’ll stop rambling and get right to the point.

Shadowborn is finally here!

It’s been a whole year since The Glass Man went head to head with Lila Gray.

Now she’s back and in a whole heap of trouble.  I’m betting she’s right pissed at me right now.  In fact, I have a summons to her city.  During my whirlwind blog tour that starts today, you’ll find out what happens when I go to visit her.  If I live to tell the tale, that is.

Stop by J. Taylor Publishing’s blog today to check out my first stop.

Here are the deets of the next installment of my heart and soul:

Back of the book:

Why me?

That’s the question Lila Gray asks every time yet another bad guy tries to destroy the earth, and she learns she’s the only one who can stop it. Once again, something’s on the prowl, leaving hundreds of comatose, soulless victims in its wake.

Couldn’t the deadliest assassins of the Otherworld go after someone else instead of the brand new Queen of the Seelie? One who still hasn’t adapted to her new role.

Lila would ask Liam Kane, King of the Unseelie, for advice, but something’s off with him, too. He’s holding back. In some way. About some thing. In fact, he refuses to tell her what’s going on.

The truth holds Lila back from the greatness of her role—the people she was born to lead—the man who she desperately loves—and the solution to the latest war raging around her.

To find the answers, she’ll need to fight through her own darkness and embark on a journey through her psyche.

If she doesn’t succeed, the Shadowborn will claim not only her world, but her soul.

Release date:  October 1st, 2012 (that’s now.  Squeeee!)

Genre:  Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

PublisherJ. Taylor Publishing

So, what do you think?  Sound intriguing?  If you’d like to pick up a copy, here are some handy dandy links for you.  Readers are made of awesome, the reason I write, so I hope with all my heart that I entertain you.  Enjoy!

ShadowbornAmazon, Barnes & Noble

The Glass ManAmazon, Barnes & Noble

Bookmark winners are …

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the blogzilla this week to laugh and celebrate with me.  Only 10 days left until Lila rides again!

As promised, the winners of the signed Shadowborn bookmarks are:

Amaleen Ison

&

Jaleh D

Congrats!

I’ll be in touch shortly to arrange for your prizes.

 

Five tips to surviving the author in your life #giveaway

There are only two weeks left until Shadowborn comes out.  That’s only fourteen days! 

Ahhhhh!

So much of my soul went into this one.  Yes, I know, it’s just a book full of words about people and places that don’t exist.  Still, I agonized over every word, and showing it to the world is rather like exposing a nerve and waiting for the critics to come and give it a good flick.

While writing Shadowborn and Rise of the Magi, I may have–kinda–been a little, um … cough *crazy* cough.  I don’t envy my family, nor anyone who crossed my path during my edits. Although nobody told me outright, I know it mustn’t be easy living with one of us writerly folk. 

So, to help out other folks like my dear hubs, I thought I’d put together these hints.

Five tips to surviving the author in your life without going crazy:

One

While talking to your author, her eyes glass over.  Please don’t fly into a snit.  She doesn’t think you’re boring or long winded; it’s just that you can’t compete with the epic battle between a glittering horde of fae and an army of gorgeous vampires forming in her head.

Do not interrupt her now, or you might get slapped!  Simply go and have a coffee and wait for her to return to the outer realm.  And if she takes too long, try again in the morning.  Or maybe next week.

Two

Your author may strike up a conversation in the car about how she thinks John might be in love with Sara, but it would never work because he’s in the secret service and she’s a Russian spy.  These are her characters, and they are as real to her as you are.  Yes, they are.  Trust me! 

Just keep nodding and appear fascinated by her genius.  Under no circumstances ask what the hell she’s talking about or laugh.  Unless you want to be killed slowly by her laser stare all the way to your mother’s house.

Three

If you find your author bent over her laptop, typing madly and muttering to herself, do not approach for any reason.  She’s probably been trying to get this scene right for the last two hours, and she’s almost there … if only she could figure out how David will kill the gargoyle!  Breaking her concentration for something silly like suppertime or to point out that the house is burning down might just be the last thing you ever do.

Four

You come home from work to find your author hugging her kindle and bawling her eyes out.  No, you didn’t do something bad.  Her mother didn’t die of a heart attack.  Your dog is alive and well.  It’s just that she just had to kill off one of her favorite characters, and it broke her heart into smithereens. 

Do not tell her they’re not real and only exist in her imagination.  Seriously.  Unless you want her to break that kindle over your head.  Hugs work wonders, and if that doesn’t work, point out that she can always bring her character back in a dream or a flashback.  That’ll win you some brownie points.

Five

It’s the middle of the night.  Suddenly your author springs out of bed, chattering up a storm and racing around like a lunatic.  Don’t be afraid.  There are no bugs in the covers.  She isn’t in pain.  She’s not plotting to kill you even though her eyes are screaming crazy

Her mind has just solved the problem with her story arc and she can’t find a dang pen!  Find her something to write with and you can go back to sleep.  For now.  :)

GIVEAWAY (International)

Comment below for your chance to win, and here’s what I’d like to know: 

Do you have any writers in your life? Or are you an author?  I’d love to hear about their/your quirks and rituals.  If you don’t know any authors, just tell me about your quirks.  The giveaway will end Wednesday at 8pm, when I’ll choose two commenters at random and send them each a signed Shadowborn bookmark.

Please don’t forget to leave me a way to reach you, email, twitter, facebook, etc. which will be used only for the purposes of arranging your prize.

To add Shadowborn to your TBR pile, click HERE

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Shadowborn winners are … #lilagray #shadowborn

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to help me celebrate the upcoming release of Shadowborn in October.  There were some great ideas of who could play Liam on film.

I’m kind of partial to this guy.  He’s not an actor, but he’s pretty in a rough sort of way just like Liam, don’t you think?  ;)

This is Andrew Stetson, a Canadian model and high on the list of most beautiful men of all time.

Oh yeah, two of you won a copy of Shadowborn.  I guess you’d like to know whose names I drew out of the hat, huh?

Okay, here we go …

Congratulations to:

Émeraude

&

Wendy Seagondollar

You’ll be receiving your prizes soon.  Enjoy!

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Who wants to read Shadowborn? #giveaway #lilagray

There’s only a month and a half left to go.  Almost an entire year has passed since the Glass Man invaded kindles everywhere.  Can you believe it?

A year has passed in Lila Gray’s world, too.

She’s about to be put through the wringer and torn down to her darkest self.  No less than four men want a piece of her.  Two for love and pleasure.  One wants her to save him.  One wants her her soul.  The gauntlet will be brutal before she finds her way through the latest quagmire to befall the fae.  And her.

You’ll visit new worlds and meet new characters.  Some you’ll want to punch.  Others, hug and kiss and curl up in front of the fire with them.  Well, I hope you do, anyway.

Are you ready?

Would you like to read it now instead of waiting until October 1st?

Yeah?

I just happen to have not one, but two Advanced Reader e-copies to give away.  Here’s what’s up for grabs:

Back of the book:

Why me?

That’s the question Lila Gray asks every time yet another bad guy tries to destroy the earth, and she learns she’s the only one who can stop it. Once again, something’s on the prowl, leaving hundreds of comatose, soulless victims in its wake.

Couldn’t the deadliest assassins of the Otherworld go after someone else instead of the brand new Queen of the Seelie? One who still hasn’t adapted to her new role.

Lila would ask Liam Kane, King of the Unseelie, for advice, but something’s off with him, too. He’s holding back. In some way. About some thing. In fact, he refuses to tell her what’s going on.

The truth holds Lila back from the greatness of her role—the people she was born to lead—the man who she desperately loves—and the solution to the latest war raging around her.

To find the answers, she’ll need to fight through her own darkness and embark on a journey through her psyche.

If she doesn’t succeed, the Shadowborn will claim not only her world, but her soul.

What do you have to do to win?

Simply leave a comment below and tell me who you would cast as Liam Kane if The Glass Man was made into a movie.  If you didn’t read the book, no worries, just throw in a name anyway for fun.  Oh, and don’t forget to leave me a way to contact you if you should win.

You have until next Monday, August 20th to enter, the same day I have an announcement so share.  Squee!  I’ll post the winners on Tuesday.

Cheers, and good luck!

Shadowborn Trailer Awesomeness!!!!! #shadowborn #lilagray

The ARC of baby number two, Shadowborn, has recently been released.  (bites nails)  This is really happening soon.  The continuation of Liam and Lila’s story will be on the virtual shelves in four short months.  Yikes!

I’m not sure why I’m so nervous about this one.  Maybe because I really like it and I hope others do, too.

Lots of neat little bits and bobs arrive from my publisher during the whole publishing process, and other than the cover reveal, this is the one I look forward to receiving.  The new trailer for Shadowborn is ready, and I get to share it with you today!  After opening the email, and when I finished hopping up and down, I checked it out.  And again.  And again.  I’ve watched it about a hundred times already.

It.

Is.

Awesome!!!!!

It captures the ominous, dark feeling of the book to perfection, right down to the music.

Check it out.

So, what do you think?  Would you pick up the book after watching this?

Giveaway Winners

I have two, yes, 2 winners to announce tonight.  This post was meant to go up this morning, but, alas, WordPress ate it on me.  Oh well.  I’m going to make it short and sweet.

First up is the winner of my bloghop giveaway of a signed paperback of The Glass Man, an ebook of Tidal Whispers and a Glass Man bookmark is:

ERLessard! 

Congrats!

Second, the winner of my signed Shadowborn book cover and book mark is:

Emeraude!

Yahoo!

I’ll be in touch shortly to arrange for your prizes.