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Out of the Box Reading Challenge!

Deal alert! My debut novel, King of Darkness, is currently on sale in ebook at B&NAmazon, Kobo Books, and iTunes for only $1.99! And if you’re a member of the Discover a New Love digital book club you can grab King of Darkness right now for only $1.49!

Sooo! Books Make Me Happy Reviews (Host of the Olde City New Blood Paranormal Con–registration ends soon, will I see you at the ghost tour?) is doing an Out of The Box Reading Challenge for 2013!!

I rarely do reading challenges because as it’s just hard to find time to read, and I tend to read in fits and starts. I may read nothing for months and then spend the week in bed with the flu, blasting my way through a dozen books. My time is limited, but really, the best thing for an author is to read outside of our comfort zone, it’s a great way for our craft to grow. We absorb new technique, structure, and language by reading a variety of authors. So imma try. Who knows? You can get more info (and how to enter to win the big box o’ prizes) on the Books Make Me Happy Blog, but here’s the quicky category list.

  • January – Comedy
  • February – NON Paranormal Romance
  • March – Science
  • April – Poetry
  • May – History
  • June – Self Help/Personal Growth
  • July – Kids Book 
  • August – Biography
  • September – M/M, F/F, or Menage Romance
  • October – Fairy Tales / Mythology
  • November – Holiday
  • December – Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
My Picks (may change my mind or update, but here’s the tentative plan):
  • January – Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess)
  • February – On the Island – Tracey Garvis Graves
  • March – TBD
  • April – TBD
  • May – TDB
  • June – TBD
  • July – I suppose it would be cheating to just choose one of my preschooler’s books and call it good, so I’m thinking maybe something in the Captain Underpants vein? Dunno.
  • August – I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had – Tony Danza
  • September – This is TBD–if I were a big old cheater I’d put down Lover at Last and call it good, or maybe something by Mary Calmes whose writing I already know I love, or Megan Hart who I also enjoy and who often has a little bit of threesome action in her books. If I’m actually going to be reading outside of my comfort zone I should maybe choose an f/f romance, I think I’ve read maybe one all the way through, ever. Anyone has suggestions, I’m open. 🙂
  • October – TBD
  • November – Secret Santa Baby – Robin Covington (if I don’t break down and read it sooner)
  • December – Prince of Shadows  – Tes Hilaire (The sequel to her just-released Deliver Me from Temptation. I’m pretty sure it’s due out in December of 2013.)

There we go! What do you think you’re going to read? Think you can go the distance? Can I? Any of my readers who finish the challenge, email me at the end of the year, there’ll be something fun from me in it for ya.

The Big Prince of Power Blogopalooza! Win Stuff (updated now with more prizes)!

And. We. Are. Off!

Happy 2013, everyone! This week marks the official kickoff of my Prince of Power blog tour! Anton and Tyra officially hit shelves and e-readers on January 8th, and the virtual blog tour is ON. Lotsa fabulous giveaways, and I shall attempt to keep you apprised of where I will be and when I will be there. Are you following me on Facebook and the Twitters? I announce the occasional special contest there, as well.

Oh. Awesome news. Right now, get King of Darkness in ebook at B&N, Amazon, and iTunes for only $1.99! 

K! So here we have the list of guest blog / giveaway stops!

  • Jan 1 – Reading Between the Wines – Read in the NewYear with the vampires from King of Darkness and Prince of Power. Siddoh shares his recipe for baked brie! Enter to win a copy of King of Darkness OR Prince of Power! (contest ends 1/18)
  • Jan 2 – Literary Escapism – When Bad Heroes Go Good – Exclusive excerpt with Anton and Siddoh
  • Jan 2 – Reader Confessions – why tortured heroes make better lovers. Win a copy of Prince of Power! (Contest ends 1/9)
  • Jan 3 – Fresh Fiction – how does this romance feel? Check out my playlist for Tyra and Anton, and enter the ONE DAY ONLY GIVEAWAY!
  • Jan 5 – Night Owl Reviews – Unexpected surprises as a debut author. Enter to win a copy of Prince of Power! (contest ends 1/11)
  • Jan 7 – Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell – interview and enter to win a copy of Prince of Power! (contest ends 1/20)
  • Jan 9 – Romancing the Book – Interview and giveaway!
  • Jan 9 – Coffee and Porn – Tes Hilaire and I (and our characters) participate in “Wednesday Whine and Wine”
  • Jan 10 – Novels on the Run – An intensive Q&A! Find out more about me, the series and what’s coming up next! You can also check out the fantastic review they gave King of Darkness, here and the one their review of Prince of Power, HERE.
  • Jan 11 – Coffee and Porn – Enter to win a copy of Deliver Me From Temptation by Tes Hilaire or Prince of Power by me!
  • Jan 11 – The Qwillery– Author interview and Ah-NOTHER giveaway!
  • Jan 16 – Blog swap with NYT/USA Today Best-selling author Caridad Pineiro!
  • Jan 21 – Cocktails and books – Interview and Giveaway (ends 1/26)
  • Jan 23 – Under the Covers Book Blog – Interview and Giveaway, and an exclusive excerpt! (ends 1/29)
  • Jan 25 – Manga Maniac Cafe – Interview and giveaway! (ends 2/4)
  • Jan  28 – Long and Short Reviews

Also, please be sure to swing by on January 16th, when I will be swapping blogs posts with best-selling author Caridad Pineiro, who is doing a wonderful fundraiser for the Jersey Shore.

 Wishing you a joyous and prosperous New Year! Will have more soon!

Wanna check out the new Prince of Power trailer? See it here (many thanks to Rachel Firasek for the awesome trailer):

Happy Holidays Giveaways

Hey look, that kinda rhymed! And hunky Santa guy is back!

Okay, so I did a little festive pre-blog tour kickoff with the lovely, talented, and super awesome Tes Hilaire, and we have a couple of

great pre-Christmas giveaways still going on, which I have gathered together for you in a tidy little bundle:

  • Stop by GraveTellswhere Tes and I are talking about what our paranormal heroes and heroines would give each other for Christmas. Enter to win a copy of either Deliver Me From Temptation by Tes or my new upcoming release, Prince of Power.  Contest ends 12/26.

While you’re at GraveTells, Tes and I are both up for a couple of Readers Choice Awards, if you feel up to casting a vote for one or both of us that would be most kind of you.

For another chance to win books from Tes and I, stop by Rabid Reads for Holiday Foreplay! We’re talking resolutions and bantering with our characters! Contest ends 12/31.

Jillian over at Read-Love-Blog wrote a really awesome review of Prince of Power, and is also doing a spotlight on her blog right now with an excerpt and a signed ARC giveaway. Contest ends 12/29.

The official release date for Prince of Power is 1/8 (although B&N and WalMart.com show is as already available) so there will of course be more celebratory awesomeness to come. So stay tuned!

And have a blessed and merry Christmas. Hug your loved ones tight, and drink the nog until you pass out. Wishing you all the best!

Holiday Giveaway Goodness!

Happy holidays to all of you, and a joyous coming new year! I hope you’re all prepared with boozy hot chocolate to drink and good books to snuggle up with. To help that along, I am here to tell you that there are some awesome, awesome end of the year book giveaways afoot:

Chat Wrapup and Free Stuff

If you missed yesterday’s chat at Discover a New Love, you can go read what you missed, here! We had a fun discussion, Barbara Vey was awesome, and the hour flew by! Thanks so much to all of you who stopped joined in. 🙂

And, The Darkness tour is still going on! Tes Hilaire and I are having a great time on our summer Darkness tour, and we have a few dates of giveaways left!

June 22 – I Smell Sheep

 June 23 – Book Monster and Literal Addiction – LIVE CHAT FROM 2-3pm EST
June 28 – Darhk Portal