Yep, it's that time again! I'm almost done with The Sundering, but I have one character who still doesn't have a name. This is becoming a bad habit for me, but a good thing for you. Why?
Because it means prizes! ;)
A young girl, around the age of 8. She's blonde and sweet, but doesn't speak. She's a bit of mystery.
Comment below with your picks for the character's name. Only three (3) suggestions per person!
If you don't have a registered Blogger account, please leave a way for me to contact you!!!!
Remember - I write epic fantasy. A name like Jane isn't likely to make the cut. Jayne, however, might.
What You Win:
(1) My undying thanks in the form of a mention in the acknowledgements in The Sundering.
(2) Ten bookmarks of The Swarm Trilogy to do with as you please.
(3) An eARC of The Sundering...to be delivered sometime before September 25th. Most likely, much earlier.
I will choose the name I like best by August 3rd and notify the winner!
Thanks and GOOD LUCK!!!!
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The contest will run now through August 3rd, midnight CST. Please leave a way for me to contact you!!!! Must be
older than 15 to enter, must have parent's permission to accept prize if
you are younger than 18.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
First, I'm running a contest on Wattpad. You should totally go there and enter it. Like, right now. Just don't forget to come back here.
Okay. Did you go to Wattpad? DID YOU?!
So you know you can win one of five ebook cards there, which is awesome. You've also got my address if you want some signed bookmarks. Even more awesome.
What can you get here? Well, first I'm going to list a whole bunch of free ebooks from me and my friends. YAY! All of these links will go to Amazon. It's possible the books are free on other venues (Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, etc), so if you don't have a Kindle, please check the other websites!!!!! I would list them all but then this blog post would be a million miles long.
Then I'm going to give away three (3) $10 Amazon.com gift cards. This part is only open to the US, I'm sorry to say. I can't give gift cards to someone in another country, which totally sucks. :(
You can enter to win the gift cards in the Rafflecopter do-dah below.
Anathema by Megg Jensen
Sleepers by Megg Jensen
Into the Shadows by Karly Kirkpatrick
Loramendi's Story by Angela Carlie
Exiled by RaShelle Workman
How to Date an Alien by Magan Vernon
Mind Games by Susan Kaye Quinn
The Almost Assassin by Laura Pauling
In His Eyes by Indelibles
Clockwise by Elle Strauss
Beautiful Demons by Sarra Cannon
Running Wide Open by Lisa Nowak
Born of Fire by Heather McCorkle
Glimpse by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Day of Sacrifice by S.W. Benefiel
Watched by Cindy Hogan
Soulkeepers by GP Ching
Bound by CK Bryant
*(prices subject to change at ANY time - please check the price before you buy)
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Thursday, July 5, 2012
Click here to enter to win Shari Brady's new book!!!!!
I'm the girl who gets bored and re-arranges the furniture. Or paints a room that doesn't need painting. Or organizes my closet just because.
But please don't think I took getting new covers for the Cloud Prophet Trilogy lightly. I didn't. I've been agonizing over this for weeks now, wondering what direction to go with them - or wondering if I should just leave them alone.
My problem is that while I can create entire worlds in my head, I'm terrible, awful, horrible at thinking up covers on my own. I can look at one that's already made and say, "Oooooh, pretty," but ask me to come up with a concept and my mouth will drop open. Drool will leak out. My eyes will go blank. It's not pleasant.
When I saw my friend RaShelle Workman's beautiful covers, I knew I needed to contact her artist - particularly when RaShelle told me the artist would hold my hand through the process. All I needed to do was tell him about the books and he would come up with the concept all on his own.
Enter Steven Novak, illustrator extraordinaire. He was everything RaShelle said he would be - and more. Within 48 hours, I had brand new covers for the entire trilogy and the trilogy combo edition. You can't imagine how excited I am.
Now I know there are people out there who love the original covers. I love them too. I still do! I just felt it was time for a change. I like change - I'm not afraid of it. For now, Robin Ludwig's designs will still grace my paperbacks.
Without further ado, here are the new ebook covers. I hope you love them as much as I do!!!!
Monday, July 2, 2012
Read through for a giveaway at the end!!!!
It's been a long time since I've done an interview in this series. The Indelibles are celebrating INDIEpendence Day by giving over our blogs to deserving indie authors. Today I'm featuring the incomparable Shari Brady.
MJ: Tell me a bit about your novel, Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye, in your own words - not the official synopsis.
SB: Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye is a story about how Carmella D'Agostino struggles with her grief and guilt after losing her older sister to addiction, and the steps she takes to overcome her fears and find the courage to love again.
MJ: Did you pants or plot while writing your first draft?
SB: plotted and improvised.
MJ: What’s your next release going to be?
SB: All the World's A Stage is a humorous novel about Gabrielle, an aspiring actress and expert Tarot card reader whose life is perfect and going right along as planned. But when her mother is injured in a car accident, and her best friend's ex-boyfriend flirts with her, Gabi's neat and tidy life begins to unravel. Release date: March 2013.
MJ: Now for the fun stuff! If you were trapped on a deserted island and you could only bring three books, what would you bring?
SB: The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Stephen King's On Writing.
MJ: Who is your celebrity crush?
SB: That's easy. Phillip Phillips :)
MJ: What is your favorite color?
MJ: What do you wear when you write?
SB: Sweats, a t-shirt and one of my favorite fleece zip up sweatshirts in the winter, drawstring shorts and t-shirt in the summer. (I have to be comfy at my desk)
MJ: What’s your favorite vacation spot?
SB: Isle of Palms, South Carolina (near Charleston).
MJ: Now, I need YOU to ask ME a question about absolutely anything under the sun. It has to be a yes or no question and will be answered by my 10-year-old’s all-knowing Magic 8 Ball! The question can be serious or silly - it’s up to you.
SB: Do you believe in pet psychics?
M8B: It is decidedly so.
MJ: Funny, I didn't even know that was one of the replies my Magic 8 Ball could make. Verrry interesting. Of course it doesn't surprise me that M8B believes in pet psychics, since, after all, M8B is psychic too.
Thank you so much, Shari, for stopping by my blog today! I'm reading Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye right now and LOVING it. :D
Check out the rest of the featured authors below, but first, enter the contest to win one of two ecopies of Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye.
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