Friday Funnies – The H&W Gang Talk About TAKEN BY THE OTHERS

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I’ve decided to revamp the Friday Funnies and re-post the guest posts I’ve written for blog tours and such. I may sneak in a few new ones here and there. Since some of the blogs I originally wrote these for have disappeared I thought it might be a good idea to save and re-share the posts here.

I’m sure if you’re reading this blog, you’re probably familiar with my characters by now, so I’ll save you the chore of reading through my intros. For anyone who stumbles across this who is not familiar, basic info on the characters can be found here, a funnier idea of who they are (in GIFs) can be found here, and a book list/buy links can be found here. All character interviews will be tagged that way so they’re easy to find on the blog.

Shiarra and the gang are going to talk a little bit about themselves and to tell you (without spoiling!) some of what’s coming in TAKEN BY THE OTHERS.

Take the floor, Shia!

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Shiarra:  Jeez, I don’t know what to say without telling people what happens.  Anyone have any bright ideas?

Chaz:  Nope.

Royce:  You could tell them your thoughts on what it was like to be caught in a tussle between two vampires.  I suppose some people find that sort of thing interesting.

Shiarra:  You just want to hear me talk about you.

Royce:  I do admit it’s amusing to listen to you attempt to justify your fear of me and my kind.  I’ve yet to do anything to deserve your sour looks, Ms. Waynest.

Shiarra:  Don’t get me started, Mr. Ohh-you-could-be-young-and-beautiful-forever-creepy-pants-vampire.

Chaz:  What?  What are you talking about?

Shiarra:  Nothing.  He was being gross.  And joking.  I hope.

Royce:  Hardly.

Chaz:  We’re going to have a talk after this interview.

Shiarra:  Oh, great.

Arnold:  How about you talk about the White Hats?  Jack’s back in town, I’m sure he wouldn’t mind a little publicity for his organization.

Chaz:  I don’t like the idea of promoting a group that’s out to kill my kind.  They can kill the vamps all they want, though.

Royce:  I don’t appreciate your tone, dog.

Shiarra:  Will you two knock it off?  I think I can tell them a little bit about the White Hats.

Sara:  Most of them are nuts, but in a good way.

Shiarra:  Not really.  Breaking into my house to ask me at knifepoint to join their cause and then later showing up at my office to hold a gun on me and ask me to join their cause doesn’t exactly inspire fuzzy-bunny feelings where they’re concerned.

Sara:  Er, right.  Maybe working with them isn’t such a hot idea . . .

Shiarra:  Yeah.  They don’t like anything with fur or fangs.  They’re okay with mages—

Arnold:  “Magi”—not “mages”.  Mages sounds like something you put in stew.  I am not for stew!

Shiarra:  Whatever.  So Jack swung by to tell me that I was going to be in the middle of some kind of pissing contest between Royce and this asshat, Max Carlyle.  He wanted me to pick sides between the two vamps and the White Hats.

Royce:  Max only sought recompense for his losses.  I imagine I might have done the same had I been in his position.

Shiarra:  By trying to kill me?

Sara:  By kidnapping, murdering, and torturing innocent people?

Chaz:  By turning into a James Bond villain and framing the good guys for his dirty deeds?

Arnold:  I thought he was more like Professor Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes.  He had that criminal mastermind thing down pretty good.

Royce:  Perhaps I would not have gone to such dramatic lengths as he did—

Chaz:  Yeah, instead you would’ve turned her into a vamp to save her from a vamp.  Real smarts there.

Shiarra: Uh, ew?  Can we not talk about that?

Sara:  I’m trying and failing to picture you as a vamp.

Arnold:  I’m picturing you with a cheesy Transylvanian accent going, “I vant to suck your bloooood.  Oh, ewww, I got blood on me!  Get it off!”

Chaz:  Ha!  Good one.

Shiarra:  Sara, can I please punch your boyfriend?

Sara:  Not right now.

Shiarra:  Damn.

Royce:  Can we return to the topic at hand?  All I’m saying is that I can see the reasoning behind his actions, however misguided they might have been.

Shiarra:  Okay, you want to know why I’m afraid of vamps?  That.  That right there.  Do you even hear yourself talk?  Max was psycho—and you understand his reasoning?  That’s freaking creepy.

Royce:  I assure you, Ms. Waynest, if I truly wanted to frighten you, I have far more convincing methods.

Sara:  Okay, I’m with Shia on this.  Creepy vamp needs to stop talking now.

Shiarra:  I don’t know what scares me more.  Working for crazy vamp hunters, or working with the vamp they’re hunting.

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What do you think, folks—would Shia be better off working with the vamps or the vamp hunters?

If you’ve never heard of my books and want more info, head to the main page of my website for news on the latest deals, the reading order, etc. Or you can support more of this silliness by buying ‘em now!

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Friday Funnies – The H&W Team Talk About Dating

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I’ve decided to revamp the Friday Funnies and re-post the guest posts I’ve written for blog tours and such. I may sneak in a few new ones here and there. Since some of the blogs I originally wrote these for have disappeared I thought it might be a good idea to save and re-share the posts here.

I’m sure if you’re reading this blog, you’re probably familiar with my characters by now, so I’ll save you the chore of reading through my intros. For anyone who stumbles across this who is not familiar, basic info on the characters can be found here, a funnier idea of who they are (in GIFs) can be found here, and a book list/buy links can be found here. All character interviews will be tagged that way so they’re easy to find on the blog.

Shiarra and the gang are here to give you some dating tips and talk about relationships. Take the floor, guys!

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Sara:  Okay, we’re here to talk about how Arnold and I hooked up.

Arnold:  Yo.

Royce:  Is there a reason we were handed these papers?

Shiarra:  Yeah, someone thought it would be funny to have us answer some of the questions from one of those dating surveys like you find on those online dating websites.

Chaz:  How do you know what questions they ask on online dating websites?

Shiarra:  . . . um . . . Cosmo?

Sara:  Do I have to answer these?  I’m already in a relationship.

Arnold:  Maybe it’ll be fun.

Royce:  Fun like a root canal.

Shiarra:  Wait, how would you know what that’s like?  You’ve been dead—undead—whatever—longer than modern dentistry has been around.

Royce:  Dentistry has been around in one fashion or another longer than I have.  Regardless, it wouldn’t do to pass on some infection to one of my donors due to poor hygiene.

Shiarra & Sara:  Ewww!

Arnold:  Yeah, how about we stop talking to the creepy vampire.

Chaz:  I kind of like this.  “Do you do see yourself leading others?”  Yes.  “Do you usually stand up for yourself?”  Yes.  “Do you seek adventure?”  Hell yes.

Shiarra:  I don’t know.  Do I really have to say how much money I make?

Royce:  I don’t see how some of these questions are relevant.  Why am I being asked about my level of education?  We did not have high schools when I was human, and I’m not about to go to night school to get a G.E.D.

Arnold:  Yeah.  This list of hobbies sucks.  Where’s the D&D and laser tag?

Sara:  If I had put on here the kind of physical attributes I was looking for in a guy, I never would have found Arnold.

Arnold:  Hey!

Sara:  . . . that’s not a bad thing.

Chaz:  According to this, I’m a sexy, athletic god.

Shiarra:  Yes, you are.

Royce:  You left out the part where you’re a vicious, slavering monster during the full moon.  Some people would consider that vital information to have about a prospective date.

Chaz:  Give me a break.  At least I’m normal most of the time, not a walking corpse 24-7.

Arnold:  Guys, tone it down.

Royce:  Quiet, spark.  This has nothing to do with you.

Arnold:  Oh, yeah?  Come say that to my face, fangs.

Sara:  Arnold, please don’t bait the vampire.

Arnold:  He started it!

Shiarra: My, we’re all such bastions of maturity today.

Sara:  I want to know how you answer the one about analyzing problems and dealing with stress.

Royce:  Yes, how would you answer those, Ms. Waynest?

Shiarra:  I don’t have to put up with this, you know.

Chaz:  Don’t worry.  I don’t need to see a survey to know I love you.

Shiarra:  Aw!  Thank you, sweetie!

Chaz:  So, what should I put under the part about a perfect date?  I’m not good at that romantic shi—

Shiarra:  Chaz!

Chaz:  . . . stuff.

Royce:  What a surprise.

Arnold:  I don’t think anyone asked for your opinion, fang-boy.

Royce:  I tire of your insults, spark.

Arnold:  Says the sarcastic—

Sara:  Honey, please stop teasing the vamp.

Royce:  Thank you, Ms. Halloway.

Sara:  I wasn’t doing that for your sake.

Arnold:  For me?

Sara:  Yup.  Seeing you turned into vamp-bait isn’t on my to-do list.

Arnold:  Aw.  Don’t worry, love, I could turn him into a pile of ash, no problem.

Royce:  We’ll see about that, mage.

Shiarra:  Are you guys done with your pissing contest yet?  Yeesh.  How do you manage to rub everyone you meet the wrong way like that?  Seems like some specially honed skill.  Can’t imagine that goes over too well with the ladies.

Royce:  Oh, trust me, Ms. Waynest, not everyone immediately slots me in with the devil’s minions upon finding out what I am.

Shiarra:  Haven’t seen you with a girl yet . . .

Royce:  Oh?  Perhaps you have not spent enough time in my bedchamber.

Chaz:  Hey!  There’ll be no talk of my girlfriend anywhere near your bed!

Shiarra:  Seriously.  Gross.

Chaz:  Wait—“enough” time?!

Shiarra:  Oh, hey, look at the time!  Interview’s over!!

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If you’ve never heard of my books and want more info, head to the main page of my website for news on the latest deals, the reading order, etc. Or you can support more of this silliness by buying ‘em now!

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Friday Funnies – What Makes An Alpha Male

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I’ve decided to revamp the Friday Funnies and re-post the guest posts I’ve written for blog tours and such. I may sneak in a few new ones here and there. Since some of the blogs I originally wrote these for have disappeared I thought it might be a good idea to save and re-share the posts here.

I’m sure if you’re reading this blog, you’re probably familiar with my characters by now, so I’ll save you the chore of reading through my intros. For anyone who stumbles across this who is not familiar, basic info on the characters can be found here, a funnier idea of who they are (in GIFs) can be found here, and a book list/buy links can be found here. All character interviews will be tagged that way so they’re easy to find on the blog.

Shiarra and the gang are going to talk about what makes an alpha male, well. . . alpha. You might want to duck and cover, there’s going to be a bit of testosterone flying around.

Take the floor, Shia!

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Shiarra: Umm. I don’t know what makes an alpha. Most of the Others I know are alphas. Aren’t they…?

Chaz: Well, if you’re an alpha, you’ve got to have a really big—

Shiarra: Chaz!

Chaz: . . . ego.

Royce: I suppose I can’t argue with that.

Shiarra: Wait a sec. Is this supposed to be a literal question? Chaz, you’re the alpha of your pack, right?

Chaz: Yep. I lead the Sunstrikers, third largest werewolf pack in New York.

Royce: I think what’s being asked for is a deeper definition than who is leading some third-rate pack of mongrels. The term refers to one who is a natural leader, which takes more than brute strength. Your dog there leads by force, not skill.

Chaz: I could eat you, ya know.

Royce: Try it, cur. You just made my point.

Shiarra: Hey! Play nice.

Chaz: No promises. If he starts something, I’m going to finish it.

Shiarra: Both of you, behave. Okay, so alphas are natural leaders. Much as I don’t like agreeing with the vampire, I think he’s right. A title isn’t all that defines an alpha.

Royce: Correct. It takes finesse, drive, and a certain savoir-faire to truly pull one’s weight as a leader of men.

Chaz: Fancy talk is not the same thing as the ability to muster passions and drive in others. You can talk all you want about winning the World Series, but you won’t take any trophies home without putting in hard work and building a team.

Royce: I hardly think that your analogy is appropriate to what we are discussing.

Shiarra: Whatever. Chaz is right—an alpha is supposed to be tough, strong, and inspires others to follow him. They’re not dominant by force, they’re dominant by nature.

Royce: That may be the case, but without tempering that strength, you don’t have a hero—you have a bully. Being alpha is synonymous with being dominant, not abusive.

Shiarra: That’s really funny coming from you.

Royce: I will remind you that I never did take advantage of that contract, Ms. Waynest.

Shiarra: Oh, hey, that’s right! Gee, I wonder why. Oh! I know! Maybe it was because I was wearing armor when you did try to bite me. Let me guess, for your next trick, you’ll try convincing us that those fangs are caps, you don’t really drink blood, and, hey, maybe you’re an avid church-goer on Sundays, too.

Royce: There’s no need to get snippy. I may be an opportunist, but I don’t go out of my way to be cruel. At the time, I saw no other way to ensure you would operate within my interests. I wouldn’t have harmed you too badly had I succeeded.

Shiarra: You son of a—

Chaz: Shia!

Shiarra: . . . sorry.

Chaz: If you bring it up again, I’ll stake you and leave you to fry in the sun. Don’t touch her, you leech.

Royce: Don’t threaten me, dog.

Shiarra: Okay, creepy factor aside, both of you shut up. Especially you.

Royce: The contract, Ms. Waynest. Remember it.

Shiarra: Okay, ew. Just be quiet a sec!

Chaz: When this interview is over, we’re gonna have a chat, pal. Just you and me.

Royce: Oh, I look forward to it. It’s been ages since I’ve tasted the blood of a Were.

Shiarra: Uh, ew? Ew!

Chaz: You bite me, and I’ll tear you apart!

Shiarra: Yeah, don’t make me get my stakes.

Royce: Ms. Waynest, I suggest you stay out of this.

Shiarra: He’s going to kick your Armani-wearing ass, you know.

Royce: Does my exterior deceive you? You truly believe I cannot defend myself when I have need? That is quite amusing, Ms. Waynest. You should say your goodbyes—I won’t make the mistake of underestimating him.

Chaz: I’m not sure if I should be thankful about that or not.

Shiarra: Okay, whatever. Both of you make valid points. Both of you are being gross. I think we’ve made it clear that putting two alpha males in close proximity is a bad, bad idea. I’m done with this interview.

Chaz: Dark alley. Out back. Fifteen minutes.

Royce: Bring it on, furball.

Shiarra: I can’t take you guys anywhere.

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Err, right.  So!  There you have it, folks, straight from the horse’s mouth.

If you’ve never heard of my books and want more info, head to the main page of my website for news on the latest deals, the reading order, etc. Or you can support more of this silliness by buying ‘em now!

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Kicking Back and Relaxing With Some Good Books

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I’ve been taking some time to catch up on the tremendous pile of books I took home with me from RT. So far, I’ve plowed through about 10 of those books. The most notable being ONE BITE PER NIGHT by Brooklyn Ann (historical paranormal romance) and I WANT IT THAT WAY by Ann Aguirre (new adult contemporary romance). I strongly recommend both, though I read advance copies–which means you may have to pre-order if either of them sound interesting to you.

One Bite Per NightHe wanted her off his hands… Now he’ll do anything to hold on to her …Forever.

Vincent Tremayne, the reclusive “Devil Earl,” has been manipulated into taking rambunctious Lydia Price as his ward. As Lord Vampire of Cornwall, Vincent has better things to do than bring out an unruly debutante.

American-born Lydia Price doesn’t care for the stuffy strictures of the ton, and is unimpressed with her foppish suitors. She dreams of studying with the talented but scandalous British portrait painter, Sir Thomas Lawrence. But just when it seems her dreams will come true, Lydia is plunged into Vincent’s dark world and finds herself caught between the life she’s known and a future she never could have imagined.

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I Want It That Way

Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she’s determined to make them come true. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, dating’s the last thing on her mind. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B….

Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can’t risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, the last thing he wants is noisy students living in the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia’s and Ty’s paths cross, and soon they can’t stay away from each other.

The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can’t know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.

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I’m not sure if I should go back to doing book reviews like I used to. Would that interest any of my blog readers? If I do go back to writing book reviews, I will probably keep them on the short and sweet side due to time constraints. Or would you rather I just mention the ones I enjoyed in posts like this?

On that note, what have you been reading? Any recommendations for those who have already zipped through ENSLAVED BY THE OTHERS and are looking for another urban fantasy or paranormal romance to devour?

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Friday Funnies – Shiarra Waynest Talks About Hunting Vampires

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I’ve decided to revamp the Friday Funnies and re-post the guest posts I’ve written for blog tours and such. I may sneak in a few new ones here and there. Since some of the blogs I originally wrote these for have disappeared I thought it might be a good idea to save and re-share the posts here.

I’m sure if you’re reading this blog, you’re probably familiar with my characters by now, so I’ll save you the chore of reading through my intros. For anyone who stumbles across this who is not familiar, basic info on the characters can be found here, a funnier idea of who they are (in GIFs) can be found here, and a book list/buy links can be found here. All character interviews will be tagged that way so they’re easy to find on the blog.

Now–on with the shenanigans! This time Shiarra is going to tell you a little bit about what it takes to hunt vampires.  Over to you, Shia!

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Royce:  First, I’d like to make sure it’s on the record that I had no idea that today’s topic was going to cover hunting my people down, and I take offense to that.

Shiarra:  Oh, come on.  I didn’t kill you, did I?  Anyway, I’m never going to get used to doing these things.

Arnold:  Me neither.  Our host was pretty nice to give us pizza last time we did this, though.

Royce:  What is it with you people and pizza?

Shiarra:  Pipe down, let me tell the people what they came here to hear about.  Okay, so—wait a sec, I’m supposed to talk about hunting vampires?

Arnold:  Yeah.  It’s not easy, by the way.  Hell, I wouldn’t do it.

Shiarra:  I’m not a hunter!

Royce:  We know.

Shiarra:  Hey, I never agreed to this.  I’m not good at fighting or hunting or whatever.  Did some White Hats put you up to this?

Arnold:  You can just say what you know.

Royce:  Or you could keep your mouth shut.

Shiarra:  You know what?  Fine.  All right, people, listen up, I’m only going to say this once.  Vampires are evil, devious, manipulative—

Royce:  Hey!

Shiarra:  —and not to be messed with.  They’re dangerous.  Don’t sign a contract with one, don’t talk to them, don’t even look at them if you can help it.  Stay away from them.

Royce:  We’re not that bad.  New York has the lowest rate per capita of deaths to contracts signed—

Arnold:  Oh, that’s reassuring.

Royce:  Quiet, spark.  Why are you even here?

Arnold:  We’re supposed to be talking vampire hunting.  I provide the tools for assignments like that at The Circle, New York’s premier actively practicing mage coven.  So, folks, if you ever need to get rid of a leech, come see me!  Our office is centrally located in downtown Manhattan—

Royce:  For God’s sake!

Shiarra:  Whoa.  Vampires can say that?

Arnold:  Yeah.  They even say “damn” instead of “darn.”  Can you believe it?

Shiarra:  Now you’re making fun.

Royce:  Caught on to that, did you?

Shiarra:  Hey, everyone!  Vampires hate sunlight!  Ooh!  And garlic!  And holy water!

Royce:  Actually, holy water doesn’t hurt me.

Shiarra:  Really?  I thought—

Royce:  —wrong, as usual.

Shiarra:  I hate you.  Did I mention that?

Arnold:  No, but some of us wouldn’t mind hearing it again.

Royce:  If you insist on carrying out a death wish, use holy water against a vampire who doesn’t subscribe to Catholicism or any of its subsects.

Shiarra:  Yeeeeah—‘kay.  Oh, fire is always good!

Royce:  Or not.  Consider the potential property loss and collateral damage.

Arnold:  Shoot, does that mean I don’t get to use my fireball spell?  I’ve got a Wand of Fireball that does an extra D-6 of damage every round.

Shiarra:  . . .

Royce:  . . .

Arnold:  What?  That was funny!  Am I the only nerd here?  C’mon, people!

Shiarra:  Yeah, you know, maybe you should let me finish the interview.

Arnold:  Gah.  Fine.

Shiarra:  Okay.  Things that are bad for vampires: fire, garlic, sunlight.  Not holy water.  Stakes?  Sharp, pointy objects?

Royce:  Considering our speed and strength, getting close enough to use those things could be hazardous to the average hunter’s health.

Shiarra:  Okay, you know what?  This isn’t fair.  What do we need to do, nuke you from orbit to be sure?

Arnold:  Holy shit!  She made a geek reference!  Win!

Shiarra:  Christ!  It’s not that big a deal.  I’m not a geek.  Who hasn’t seen that movie?

Royce:  We’re straying from the topic at hand again.

Shiarra:  Right, right.  So, seriously, what would kill you?

Royce:  I’m not answering that.

Arnold:  Shoot.  What if we guess via charades?  Hey, that sounds like a fun way to figure out how to kill vamps.  Who wants to start?

Royce:  This interview is over.

Shiarra:  It is?  . . . Hey!

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Err, right.  So!  There you have it, folks, straight from the horse’s mouth.

If you’ve never heard of my books and want more info, head to the main page of my website for news on the latest deals, the reading order, etc. Or you can support more of this silliness by buying ‘em now!

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It’s Here! Enslaved by the Others – Plan Your Escape…

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It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here!

Shiarra’s latest adventure officially hits the shelves at bookstores everywhere today! (Along with a lot of other awesome books!) I know a lot of you have been wondering how Shia plans on getting out of Max Carlyle’s clutches after that cliffhanger in Forsaken by the Others. I’ve worked hard to make the wait worthwhile, and I hope you all enjoy this installment in the H&W Investigations Series.

Enslaved by the Others - Coming July 1, 2014
Enslaved by the Others – Coming July 1, 2014

ENSLAVED BY THE OTHERS

Vampires, werewolves, magi and worse–the Others have joined the mortal world, and there’s no turning back now…

As a New York P.I. and Other specialist, Shiarra Waynest has been in plenty of trouble before. But waking up in a windowless room the prisoner of a vampire slave trader is a shock for anyone. Shia has her wits, her bravado, and a couple of used staples, so maybe she can take on a mansion full of serious evil.

But although she’s desperate to escape, Shia needs some answers too. Her friends are in danger. There are betrayers and spies among them. And even if she can figure out what’s going on and somehow get a message out, she’s still a captive of the worst kind…  

If you haven’t already ordered your copy, here are just a few online booksellers who carry it:

What People Are Saying About Enslaved by the Others:

“Though this series has always been a compelling one, it may have just taken a turn for the downright addictive.” — RT Book Reviews

It’s a dark, dangerous tale that had me turning pages long into the night in a race to finish it.” — C.J. Ellisson, NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

“Enslaved by The Others takes what you know and love about UF novels and multiples them by 1000. This UF novel should be moved to the top of your TBR.” — Saints and Sinners Book Reviews

The tension truly never let up! And that’s a good thing!” — A GREAT Read

“…if you’ve been following the series so far you are going to enjoy the hell out of this one! And if you haven’t started it yet and love urban fantasies then definitely give it a go!” — I Smell Sheep

Is This The Last Book in the H&W Investigations Series?

Nope! Rest easy. I’m planning on at least 3 more books.

I’ve been getting this question a lot, so I want to dispel any rumors. Enslaved by the Others is the last book I have written, not the last book in the series. I’ve been busy working on another project which is the only reason I haven’t written the proposals for the next 3 books yet.

I can’t share any details about the new project or the next 3 books yet, but stay tuned–follow the blog, Twitter, Facebook, or my newsletter to get the latest news and updates! What I can tell you is that Shiarra’s adventures are far from over. Expect more Royce, more Gideon, and the return of Chaz…

Upcoming Signings and Events

Want to meet me, grill me for details about the new project or next H&W book that I won’t share on the internet, or get a book signed? I’ve got a few upcoming events on my agenda:

**Authors After Dark
August 6 – 10, 2014
The Westin Charlotte
601 S. College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 

** Want a chance to win a free registration? You’ll have to reserve a room at the hotel by July 10th. Email me to get the link and details on how to enter to win!

 
Angels & Sinners Tampa Mashup
September 13, 2014
Double Tree by Hilton – Tampa – Westshore
4500 W Cypress St
Tampa, FL 33607 
 
Coastal Magic 
February 5 – 8, 2015
Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
100 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

And that’s all she wrote, folks. I’ve got plans for other events and books simmering on the backburner, but I’ll announce them as everything solidifies. Until then, you can stay tuned to the blog for more Characters in GIFs, Character Snarkfests Interviews, and more.

Happy reading–and feel free to ask questions and discuss the latest book in the comments!

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Friday Funnies – Meet Shiarra & The Gang

H&W Covers

I’ve decided to revamp the Friday Funnies and re-post the guest posts I’ve written for blog tours and such. I may sneak in a few new ones here and there. Since some of the blogs I originally wrote these for have disappeared I thought it might be a good idea to save and re-share the posts here.

I’m sure if you’re reading this blog, you’re probably familiar with my characters by now, so I’ll save you the chore of reading through my intros. For anyone who stumbles across this who is not familiar, basic info on the characters can be found here, a funnier idea of who they are (in GIFs) can be found here, and a book list/buy links can be found here. All character interviews will be tagged that way so they’re easy to find on the blog.

Now–on with the shenanigans! This is the very first character interview post I ever did (back in May 2010) and where I introduced Shia and the gang from HUNTED BY THE OTHERS:

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Shiarra:   Um, hi?  Wow, this is different.  Uh…

Royce:  Haven’t you done this before?  Say your name.  Introduce yourself.

Arnold:  Find your cue cards.  Did we get cue cards?

Sara:  Hush!  Let her do it.  This is her interview.

Shiarra:  Right, sorry.  My name is Shiarra Waynest.  I’m a private investigator, co-owner of H&W Investigations.  I’m also the main character in a book.  How weird is that?

Sara:  Hi, I’m Sara Halloway, the “H” in H&W, and Shiarra’s best friend.

Chaz:  Is it my turn?  Oh, hi.  Call me Chaz.  I’m Shiarra’s boyfriend, leader of the werewolf pack, the Sunstrikers.  Go Yankees!

Royce:  Was that really appropriate?  Well.  My name is Alec Royce, owner of A.D. Royce Industries.  You may have visited one of my clubs or restaurants if you’ve—

Shiarra:  This isn’t a commercial.

Royce:  *offended look* May I finish?

Shiarra:  Yeah, sure.

Royce:  As I was saying.  I run a number of fine dining establishments, as well as nightclubs and other local entertainment.  I’m also the leader over the vampires in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Arnold:  Show-off… Hey, I’m Arnold.  I’m a mage and head of security for The Circle, a corporation devoted to making the benefits of the arcane available to one and all.  I also helped save Shia and Sara—

Shiarra:  Hey, hey!  No spoiling things for the readers.

Arnold:  Oh, yeah.  Well, I’m still awesome.

Sara:  Now who’s the show-off?

Chaz:  Hey, do we get any pizza for doing this interview?

Shiarra:  Ohh, pizza!  I want pepperoni.

Royce:  This is the silliest interview I’ve ever seen.  Why isn’t anyone running some kind of control on this?  The PR people should’ve briefed—

Sara:  I’ll get the crushed pepper and garlic salt.

Arnold:  The vampire may not like that.

Sara:  Ohh.  Made a Very Bad Call there, didn’t I?

Royce:  . . .

Shiarra:  Hey, so, while we wait for the pizza, I’ll tell you a little about the story.

Royce:  Finally.

Chaz:  Nobody asked you, fang-boy.

Royce:  That’s it.  I’m done.

Shiarra:  Sit your ass down!  Jesus, you’re such a whiner… Now, as I was saying, this is a story about me and a few of my friends.  Acquaintances, in some cases.  *eyes Royce*

Chaz:  Don’t forget the friends with benefits.

Shiarra:  C’mon, I’m blushing over here.

Sara:  What she’s trying to say is we’re a bunch of regular folks—err, in some cases, supernaturals, aka, Others—who got caught up in a big mess started by The Circle—

Arnold:  Not all of us are assholes, by the way.

Sara:  No one said you were!

Royce:  Most of them are.  Executives at The Circle did attempt to steal my property.  Which, last time I checked, is illegal whether you’re human or Other.

Arnold:  Not the point!

Shiarra:  Anyway!  I ended up doing some stuff I never thought I’d agree to—ever.  Unfortunately, it involves Mr. Sensitive over there—

Royce:  I don’t have to take this abuse, you know.  I managed to get injunctions against the White Hats, I’m sure I can do the same—

Shiarra:  Oh, whatever!  Look, we have a bunch of adventures, things get wacky, and just read the darn book.

Arnold:  *in Summer Blockbuster Guy Voice* It’s bold!  It’s new!  It’s—

Chaz:  Really annoying?

Sara:  You guys are such children.

Royce:  I’m calling my lawyer.

Shiarra:  Are we done yet?

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Um, sorry about that.  Sometimes my characters have a mind of their own.  *sheepish grin*

If you’ve never heard of my books and want more info, head to the main page of my website for news on the latest deals, the reading order, etc. Or you can support more of this silliness by buying ‘em now!

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July 1st Is Almost Here…

And you know what that means…

Book release day! I’m not the only one celebrating a book birthday on Tuesday. In addition to the release of Enslaved by the Others, keep an eye out for some other hot-hot-hot urban fantasy and paranormal romance about to be unleashed.

My friend Yasmine is celebrating the release of NIGHT’S END, the final book in her Indigo Court series.

Night's EndTHE THRILLING CONCLUSION TO YASMINE GALENORN’S “ADDICTIVE” (Smexy Books) BESTSELLING SERIES

Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the dark Fae in order to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they could have imagined. Now, in a final push, Myst returns with a vengeance to bring the Golden Wood forever under the rule of the Indigo Court.

Newly crowned Fae Queens Cicely and Rhiannon have embraced their destinies and claimed their thrones. But Myst is rising once more, and now, at the helm of her armies, she begins her final assault on the Golden Wood. As Fae, vampires, and magic-born alike fall under the tide of blood, Cicely and her friends must discover a way to destroy the spidery queen before they—and their people—face total annihilation.

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My friend Sierra is also celebrating the release of the 7th book in her Secret McQueen series, COLD HARD SECRET!

Cold Hard Secret

The Secret’s out, and heads will roll.

Ever since her near-death experience at the hands of the villainous Dr. Kesteral, Secret McQueen hasn’t been the same. As in damaged almost beyond repair. But as usual, Secret has no time to lick her wounds.

Armed to the fangs, she and Desmond embark on a whirlwind quest for revenge that takes them to the sewers of Paris to put an end to Alexandre Peyton. Instead, it’s almost the end of them, and before she can stop him, Peyton rips the veil off her deepest secret.

The devil’s not through muddling up the details, either. An eye-opening confab with Sig in the Big Apple leaves her wondering if she’s ever been in control of her own life at all. Plus, a cryptic postcard sends her racing back to her Manitoba hometown, fearing for her grandmere.

With the Council holding the power of life and death over her head, Secret’s circle of friends is shrinking, while the pool of enemies looking for payback is widening like a pool of her own blood.

Warning: Contains the least romantic Paris getaway in history and an unstoppable hybrid with an impossible choice to make between two men who’ve been to hell and back for her.

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I swear, I haven’t been living under a rock, but I haven’t read this next author yet. Sherrilyn Kenyon has been on my radar for a while and I did buy that enormous bundle o’ books (22 of them in the Dark Hunters series) when it was on sale for under $20 on Kindle. The price has been jumping between $120 (regular price) and around $20, but it looks like it’s still on sale now if you want to give this one a shot. For 22 books, that’s a fantastic deal.

Anyway! Sherrilyn’s next book, BORN OF FURY, also releases on July 1st and is in her League series.

Born of Fury

The war is on…

Counted among the fiercest Andarion warriors ever born, Hauk is one of the five founding members of the Sentella: an organization that has declared war on the League. They rule the Ichidian universe with an iron fist and terrify it with an army of well-trained assassins. Hauk’s enemies are legion, but he fears nothing and no one. He will do whatever it takes to survive and protect his Sentella brethren.

Sumi Antaxas is one of the best assassins the League has ever trained. In her world, failure is not an option and she has never met a target she couldn’t execute. So when she’s assigned Hauk, she believes it’ll be a quick and easy mission.But nothing is ever as simple as it seems, and Hauk is far better skilled than any she’s faced before, in Born of Fury from #1 Bestselling Author Sherrilyn Kenyon.

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I am behind on the White Trash Zombie series by Diana Rowland, but I read the first book and loved it. Don’t let the titles put you off. If you like urban fantasy, even if zombies may not necessarily be your thing, I strongly suggest giving these books a shot. They just may make a believer out of you.

How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back

Our favorite zombie Angel Crawford has come a long way from her days as a pain-pill-addicted high school dropout with a felony record. After a year highlighted by murder, kidnapping, and the loss of her home, all she wants to do is kick back, relax, and maybe even think about college.

But when key members of the “Zombie Mafia” go missing, she has no choice but to get involved. Angel is certain Saberton Corporation is behind the disappearances, yet she can’t shake the sense that a far deeper conspiracy is at work. With the small band of friends she can trust, Angel strikes out to track down the missing zombies.

But when unexpected danger threatens to destroy her, all the brains and bravado in the world may not be enough to keep her from going to pieces.

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I’ve seen Cassie Alexander’s books around the blog-o-sphere, but this is another author I have yet to read. BLOODSHIFTED is the latest in her Edie Spence series (I believe #5). I love the look and premise of these books, but they have yet to float to the top of my towering TBR pile. Anyone out there read this series? Thoughts?

BloodshiftedAmbushed. Blindfolded. Kidnapped by vampires. Edie Spence must race against time to save herself and her baby—from the nightmare that flows through her veins…

As a nurse in the hospital’s secret Y4 ward, Edie has seen her share of daytimers. Once-ordinary humans who’ve tasted vampire blood, daytimers are doomed to serve their nighttime masters. Forever. And now Edie has to face something even more horrifying: she’s become one too… 

BLOODSHIFTED

Abducted by the vampire Raven, Edie is taken to the catacombs beneath the Catacombs, an ironically-named L.A. night club that supplies fresh blood and other favors for its vampire Masters. Edie has no intention of swapping her nurse’s uniform for a cocktail dress—not when her newborn infant needs her. But if she and Asher—her shapeshifter fiancé—can’t figure out a way to bleed Raven’s power, they may never get out of this plasma-soaked pleasure palace…undead or alive.

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Lastly, I have crossed paths with Sara Humphreys once or twice, but I have yet to read her books. VAMPIRE TROUBLE, her latest title in her Dead in the City series, looks like a fun read! Check it out.

Vampire Trouble

A fledgling vampire ignites a war…

Maya remembers the last moments of her life as a human with haunting clarity, and every man she meets pays the price…until Shane. Finding herself in the middle of a bloody fight between vampires and werewolves, Maya has no choice but to let the devastatingly sexy vampire guard get close to her.

And that’s not all that heats up…

Shane Quesada, a four-century-old vampire sentry, is known for his cold, unemotional precision, but once Maya begins to invade his dreams, his world is changed forever. His job to protect her is swiftly replaced by the all-consuming need to claim her as his own.

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See any titles above that look good to you? Any other UF/PNR books releasing July 1st that you’re looking forward to but I missed?

Oh, and you can click here for the info on Enslaved by the Others if you haven’t already pre-ordered/gotten your hands on my latest book.

Happy reading, everybody!

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What I’m Working On Now

As I’m sure you’ve gathered by now, Enslaved by the Others releases in just a few days. I’m preparing to head to a convention in Orlando (as a reader, not an author) at the end of the month, and then I’ll be around Twitter and Facebook all day on July 1st for the release of Enslaved.

Aside from that, I’m preparing for the upcoming Authors After Dark. If you saw me at RT, you probably got one of those miniature handcuffs. In addition to those, I have some magnets and bumper stickers I’ll be giving out at AAD.

The aforementioned bumper sticker. I slay myself.
The aforementioned bumper sticker. I slay myself.

Writing-wise, I’m putting the finishing touches on a new project. As soon as I’m done with that, I’ll get rolling on writing the proposals for the next 3 books in the H&W Investigations series.

Aside from that, I’ve been catching up on some reading material that I took home from RT. So far, I would highly recommend Ann Aguirre’s I Want It That Way. It wasn’t what I would normally pick up for reading material, but it was sexy and sweet, and impossible to put down.

I also have been plowing through Supernatural with my family in the evenings. We’re already getting close to the finale of season 5. Oh, Dean. What have you become…

This Show Is Toying With My Feels.  :(
This Show Is Toying With My Feels. :(

What about you, party people? What have you been up to? Are you excited about the upcoming release of Enslaved by the Others?!

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2014 New Orleans RT Convention Recap & Giveaway(s)!

People. Oh, people. How I loved this convention! If you don’t want to sort through all my pics and ramblings about New Orleans and the RT Convention, you can skip down to the bottom of the post for the giveaways.

The Road Trip

Rather than fly, I got together with Jennifer (also known as Happy Twilighter and the person behind the Coastal Magic Convention) and author Sarah Nicolas to drive to New Orleans. You can check out our shenanigans via the Twitter hashtag #SexyRoadTrip if you want to see a blow-by-blow account of our trip from Florida to Louisiana. We left at around 8:30AM and arrived at 5:30PM with just a few brief stops along the way.

We saw a couple of interesting things along the way…

Alabama Backwoods
Alabama Backwoods
Battleship
Battleship
Blue Angel
Blue Angel
Over the River and Through the Woods
Over the River and Through the Woods

Somehow I managed to miss getting both the Florida and Mississippi welcome signs on the way there and back, but I still managed to get Alabama and Louisiana.

Welcome to Alabama
Welcome to Alabama
Welcome to Louisiana
Welcome to Louisiana

Of course, we were thrilled when we finally got there!

Welcome to NOLA
Welcome to NOLA
NOLA View From On High
NOLA View From On High
NOLA View From On High
NOLA View From On High
Mississipi River at Night
Mississippi River at Night

The Convention

I did a ton of things I didn’t have an opportunity to grab pictures of, and there was so much going on that there is no way I could possibly cover it all in this post, but this should give you a good sampling of the crazypants excitement of this convention.

Once we arrived, we immediately went to Damon Suede and Molly Harper’s Bad Movie Tweetup (basically MSTing or snarking) of Red Riding Hood.

Damon Suede and Molly Harper Lambasting Red Riding Hood
Damon Suede and Molly Harper Lambasting Red Riding Hood
Damon Suede and Molly Harper Lambasting Red Riding Hood
Damon Suede and Molly Harper Lambasting Red Riding Hood

They were hilarious, as always! You can check out the hilarity for yourself and follow along at home with a little guesswork by going to the #RTCC hashtag on Twitter.

The next day we hit the goodie room. There was an incredible amount of author swag up for grabs, as well as a room full of free books, and it was open to every attendee.

The RT Goodie Room
The RT Goodie Room

Brooklyn Ann was my roomie for the rest of the con. She snuck me into the Sourcebooks party so she could show off the Werewives anthology to her editor. (Don’t worry, we checked–it was OK for me to crash the party.) She is such a doll! And very proud of her upcoming release, ONE BITE PER NIGHT (coming August 5, 2014 – pre-order now on Amazon, B&N or Book Depository).

Brooklyn Ann at the Sourcebooks Party
Brooklyn Ann at the Sourcebooks Party

I heard that over 300 people lined up for the Team Shifter vs. Team Vampire party I was a part of–and we had only planned for 100 attendees. I am so sorry so many people didn’t get to join the game, but it was tons of fun and a huge success! Participating authors (aside from myself) included:

  • Alexandra Ivy
  • Molly Harper
  • Carrie Vaughn (who I shamelessly fangirled over and if you aren’t reading the Kitty Norville series, HIE THEE TO THE BOOKSTORE!)
  • Eliza Gayle
  • Lisa Kessler
  • Angela Knight
  • Pamela Palmer
  • Samantha Sommersby
  • Jeanne C. Stein
  • Laura Wright
Team Shifter vs Team Vampire Party - Forsaken Poster
Team Shifter vs Team Vampire Party – Forsaken Poster
Team Shifter vs Team Vampire Party - Getting Ready
Team Shifter vs Team Vampire Party – Getting Ready
Team Shifter vs Team Vampire Party - Authors
Team Shifter vs Team Vampire Party – Authors
Team Shifter vs Team Vampire Party - Lots of Dick In This Room
Team Shifter vs Team Vampire Party – Lots of Dick In This Room

The Entangled Publishing Candy & Spoons Party also merits a mention. They throw a great party! It was my first time playing spoons. I wish I could have stayed until the end, but I had to leave early to let Brooklyn Ann into our hotel room to drop off her luggage.

Entangled Candy & Spoons Party
Entangled Candy & Spoons Party
Entangled Candy & Spoons Party
Entangled Candy & Spoons Party

One other thing that was awesome was the Mardi Gras World Carnivale which was held at Mardi Gras World. My publisher (Kensington) was one of the sponsors, which means I got to meet some of the lovely people I’ve only been able to talk to by email or over Twitter before now. I was so thrilled to meet Vida and Peter in person!

Me and Peter
Me and Peter

This party was crazypants. Totally, utterly crazypants. And I got to walk in the parade throwing Mardi Gras beads and coins at the crowd!

Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras Parade - Line Coming In
Mardi Gras Parade – Line Coming In
Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras Parade

The after party was incredible. We got to try tons of different dishes (shrimp etouffee, rice and beans, alligator sausage, bananas foster, beignets, etc.) and socialize (which was a tad difficult over the very loud, but very good, music).

Mardi Gras Parade After Party
Mardi Gras Parade After Party
Mardi Gras Parade After Party
Mardi Gras Parade After Party

It was also really nice to see my friends!

Brooklyn Ann, PJ Schnyder, Carrie Ann Ryan and Joy of Joyfully Reviewed
Brooklyn Ann, PJ Schnyder, Carrie Ann Ryan and Joy of Joyfully Reviewed
Brooklyn Ann Having Her First Hurricane at Oceana's
Brooklyn Ann Having Her First Hurricane at Oceana’s
Paige (Also Known As MamaKitty)
Paige (Also Known As MamaKitty)

Some of the other people I got to hang out with included Jackie and Casey from Literary Escapism, Chelsea from Vampire Book Club, Monica Burns (who cracked us up with her story of photobombing Nickelback), Charity of Tempting Graphics (who I strongly recommend if you need some help with book covers, swag, or author branding), KT Grant (also known as Katiebabs), and many more. You can find some additional pics on my Facebook timeline. There were a whole host of awesome rockstars (readers, authors, and publishing professionals) I got to spend time with and it was a total blast seeing so many of my friends in one place again.

Other notable things that happened (that I can remember–I’m probably missing some stuff, but you get the gist):

  • I met representatives from my French publisher (Milady, an imprint of Bragelonne) and got to tell them in person just how much I love my French covers.
  • I got to spend more time with Carrie Ann Ryan (she writes the Redwood Pack series), who I met at Coastal Magic earlier this year and simply adore. She is hilarious, sweet, and knows her X-Men (okay, okay, it was Taylor Kitsch)!
  • I visited my first gay bar, all thanks to Damon Suede’s bad influence.
  • I met Amy Boggs (a literary agent) who was a total doll.
  • I met a couple of very sweet actors. The boys were at the con promoting  target=”_blank”>Necrolectric, which looks to be a delightfully cheesy online PNR miniseries. Zach was charming and utterly adorable. He’s looking to get into audiobooks, so if you are in search of a male narrator you should get in touch with him.
  • I rode in an elevator with Charlaine Harris and managed not to flail like a crazy person.
  • I met (shook hands, shared a table, actually spoke to) Courtney Milan, Kevin Hearne, Tiffany Reisz and Andrew Shaffer, and managed not to flail like a crazy person.
  • I met Carrie Vaughn and managed to contain the fangirling so I only flailed like a crazy person a little bit.
  • Michele Hauf actually knew who I was. (Eeeeee!!!)
  • My friend Elise Hepner did a fantastic job pitching her book. You go, girl!
  • Speaking of Elise, the two of us cried all over and probably scared the hell out of Kim Harrison. I may have made a complete ass out of myself fangirling over her but, hey, I got a signed book and a pic out of it. I can die happy now.
Me, Kim Harrison and Elise Hepner
Me, Kim Harrison and Elise Hepner

The Signing

The signing blew my gourd, people. We had a bunch of “big name” authors like Lee Child, Kresley Cole, Sylvia Day, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, E.L. James, Debbie Macomber, Nalini Sing, P.C. and Kristin Cast, Rachel Caine, Kelley Armstrong and Jennifer L. Armentrout (aka J. Lynn). There were apparently something like 700 or 800 authors signing at this shindig, and we made the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest book signing!

RT Signing - This Room Is HUGE
RT Signing – This Room Is HUGE and It’s Only One of Two
RT Signing - The Authors I Could See From My Seat
RT Signing – The Authors I Could See From My Seat
RT Signing - Moi
RT Signing – Moi

The Food

What kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t write about the food?! New Orleans has some of the best restaurants I have ever been to.

A special mention to Daisy Dukes (excellent if you’re looking for quick and easy diner-style food), Oceana’s (perfect for breakfast–try the pain perdu!), Palace Cafe (their duck and creme brulee are to die for), and Cafe Beignet for the best beignets in town! Pat O’s is also one of the best places on Bourbon Street to kick back and relax with a drink if you’re looking for a quieter, more laid back place to get a taste of NOLA.

Food Porn - Oceana's Big Banana
Food Porn – Oceana’s Big Banana
Food Porn - Cyclone from Pat O'Briens
Food Porn – Cyclone from Pat O’Briens
Food Porn - Cafe Beignet
Food Porn – Cafe Beignet
Food Porn - Breakfast from Red Gravy
Food Porn – Breakfast from Red Gravy
Food Porn - Duck and Pate from Palace Cafe
Food Porn – Duck and Pate from Palace Cafe
Food Porn - White Chocolate Creme Brulee from Palace Cafe
Food Porn – White Chocolate Creme Brulee from Palace Cafe

The Trip Back

This couldn’t go without a mention. You guys have no idea how crazy it was trying to fit all of the swag, books, luggage, and whatever else in the car.

Seriously, This Isn't Even All The Stuff
Seriously, This Isn’t Even All The Stuff
Too Much Stuff - Poor Sarah
Too Much Stuff – Poor Sarah
We Did It - Jennifer Is So Proud! ...And Sarah's Car Is Apparently A Tardis Because It's Bigger on the Inside
We Did It – Jennifer Is So Proud! …And Sarah’s Car Is Apparently A Tardis Because It’s Clearly Bigger on the Inside

The ride home was far more brutal (leaving around 3:30PM and arriving at 3:30AM). But we survived!

Of course, once I got home, I had to go through all of the incredible amounts of stuff I brought back with me. I’m really looking forward into delving into the books by Brooklyn Ann, Tiffany Reisz, Michele Hauf, Ann Aguirre and Kristen Ashley. Naturally I want to read everything in the pile right now but those ones are my priorities.

Books I'm Keeping
Books I’m Keeping

It was also really nice to see the kitties again. They were happy to see me, too. They proved it by attacking my feet the minute I walked in the door.

Happy To Be Home
Happy To Be Home

About Those Giveaways…

If you couldn’t make it to the RT Convention (and, seriously, if you were there please do not enter these contests as they are intended for the many readers who weren’t able to attend), I have not one but 4 separate giveaways just for you!

I Took Home All These Books For A Reason--Many of These Are Just For You!
I Took Home All These Books For A Reason–Many of These Are Just For You!

Randomly selected books from the above pictures will go into the themed bags I created for you! Yes–you’ll even get an official RT Convention swag bag, complete with cherry-picked promo and guides to New Orleans, just as if you had come to the con yourself! I raided the goodie room on Sunday and grabbed a ton of leftover books, bags, and all kinds of goodies the publishers and authors were leaving behind, and I want to make sure they’ll go to people who really wanted to go but couldn’t make it this year or don’t otherwise have the means to get their hands on these books.

Yes, You Even Get An Official RT Convention Shoulder Bag!
Yes, (For U.S. Giveaways) You Even Get An Official RT Convention Shoulder Bag!
NOLA Guides - Included In U.S. Giveaways
NOLA Guides – Included In U.S. Giveaways to Give Those of You Who Couldn’t Be There A Taste of New Orleans

Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Your Thing? Enter This Giveaway! (U.S. Only)

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Contemporary Romance Your Thing? Enter This Giveaway! (U.S. Only)

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Historical Romance Your Thing? Enter This Giveaway! (U.S. Only)

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Not in the U.S.? This Is The Giveaway For You!

(Sorry, no bag and limited swag included with this one as costs of shipping outside the U.S. are prohibitive.)

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Please be kind, pay it forward, and tell your friends who couldn’t make it to the con about these special giveaways so they can play along at home, too!

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