What a crazy, crazy week it has been. I got about eight hours’ sleep…for the whole week combined. But the second Collectors book is done and I just zonked and did pretty much nothing yesterday EXCEPT sleep. I almost feel human again!
It’s ALLEGIANCE release week! Fifteen months have passed since OMEGA hit the shelves, so thanks to all of you who’ve been so patient. The wheels of publishing grind slowly.
Here’s what’s ahead for release week. I’ll be doing an online blog tour that actually kicked off yesterday with a rare weekend spot at Ramblings from this Chick. There’s a blog-specific giveaway on that one. The blog tour this time will be a combination of blog-specific giveaways (you comment on the blog for a chance to enter) and tour-wide giveaways ($50 Amazon gift card or Book Depo equivalent for international winners). Check back here each day for the links and what type of giveaway it is.
THERE’S A PARTY! From 8-10 P.M. EDT (7-9 Central), I’m hosting a launch party on Facebook–there will be lots of giveaways and I have some of my favorite writer friends joining me as co-hostesses. Even if you’re not on FB yourself, I hope you’ll help spread the word! (I’ll have a big ole blog giveaway here on Tuesday as well.)
Click here to join the event. Here’s the lineup, in Eastern time:
8-10 pm, Susannah, myself, and I will be on the event page, trying to keep up with the flurry of comments. I’ll have four $25 gift card giveaways to your choice of Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Starbucks (or an equivalent order from Book Depository).
8:15 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Author Lisa Kessler will be on board, with ebook giveaways. Lisa writes awesome paranormal series, including the Night series set in old and present-day California with a unique take on vampires. Lisa’s also one of my fellow authors at Paranormal Unbound.
8:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Awesome author C.J. Ellisson will be offering up three swag packs. CJ writes both contemporary and paranormal romance, including an extremely V.V. Inn series about a vampire vacation resort in the wilds of Alaska (you know…long nights!).
8:45-9:00 p.m. Author Jeffe Kennedy will be hosting a spot, giving away a signed copy of her new book that was featured here on Preternatura recently, The Mark of the Tala.
9:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m. We’ll welcome author Mina Khan. She’ll be giving away a swag pack and a signed copy of her novel Wildfire, which has been winning all kinds of awards this year. I mean COWBOYS AND DRAGONS, folks!
9:15-9:30 p.m. The amazingly funny Naima Simone will be here, with an Amazon GC giveaway. Naima writes dark and sexy paranormals for Entangled and Ellora’s Cave.
9:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m. Harlequin Nocturne author Sharon Ashwood will be stepping up to host and will be giving away a signed copy of her latest paranormal romance, Possessed by a Warrior.
9:45 p.m.-10:00 p.m. We wrap up with one of my absolute favorite people, author Moriah Densley, who’s been my critique partner and hand-holder since before Royal Street came out. She writes terrific (seriously terrific) historical romance and has a new parnanormal series (Scottish berserkers!) starting up this fall with Entangled. Moriah makes beautiful handmade jewelry, and she’ll be giving some of it away.
So I hope you’ll drop by, and help spread the word. I apologize to those not on FB (maybe register just for the party?) but there was no way to do it via the blog. But I’ll have special blog stuff throughout the week, so never fear! And you can always follow the blog tour. I know a lot of folks follow the tours just to enter to win stuff and never really check out the author who’s hosting the tour, so it’s always great to see some familiar names at those sites!
From the GOOD NEWS files….I just learned that OMEGA has been named a finalist in the 2014 Booksellers Best Awards for paranormal romance. Winners will be announced in July at the RWA national conference; the winners of the 2014 Prism Awards also will be announced then, and STORM FORCE is up for an award there. ELYSIAN FIELDS won the 2014 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence earlier this year. Woo-hoo!
Finally, here are weekly winners from the past two weeks. Thanks for being patient. I have done nothing but write every spare minute the past month, so mailings are behind. I’ll start getting caught up this week. Winners should contact me at email@example.com with appropriate info.
GALENA won Jamie K. Schmidt’s The Queen’s Wings–this is an ebook, so let me know your preferred format and email.
ERIN F and AMANDA won a signed copy of Allegiance for commenting on Jill Archer’s guest post. You can also substitute an earlier book in the series (Redemption, Absolution, Omega) if you prefer, and can have your choice of audiobook or print. Just let me know which and where to send it!
GAMISTRESS66 won this week’s Reader’s Choice, and chose Donna Grant’s Fire Rising–your choice of formats.
SANDYG won a copy of Shona Husk’s The Changeling Soldier. Choice of print or digital!
DOCTORS NOTES won an audiobook of Allegiance for commenting at the Romance Magicians blog on Friday. If you’d prefer a print or digital book, or an earlier book in the series (Redemption was the first one), let me know–your choice!
ROGER won two books from the ridiculous stash I hauled back from RT a couple of weeks ago for commenting on Tameri Etherton’s guest post.
LIZ won her choice of books from Erica Hayes’ backlist! You can read about Erica’s books here. Your choice of print or digital.
MIKI won last week’s Reader’s Choice contest and was wavering between Jill Archer’s first Onyx Noon novel or Jeffe Kennedy’s The Mark of the Tala. Let me know which you prefer!
Come back tomorrow for a new Reader’s Choice contest to kick off Allegiance release week!