I’m flitting around the blogosphere today, so join me! For each spot you leave a comment, you’ll be in the running for a set of three ARCs from Darynda Jones: Death and the Girl Next Door; Death, Doom and Detention; and the upcoming Death and the Girl He Loves, which will be released on October 8 from St. Martin’s Press.
AND….if you haven’t read my book Storm Force (written as Susannah Sandlin and a standalone), it’s today’s Kindle Daily Deal at Amazon, so you can pick it up for $1.99 today only. (Remember, if you don’t have a Kindle there are free Kindle apps for phones, computers and tablets!) The book has gotten great reviews but hasn’t sold well, so I’m hoping today will give it a much-needed boost!
Okay, I’m over at Paranormal Unbound today, talking about the touchy subject of writing a paranormal fiction novel about a real-life tragedy like Hurricane Katrina (and giving away a signed copy of one of my books).
Second, I’m at the chapter blog for the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter of Romance Writers of America, talking about killing off characters…(whistles nonchalantly…yeah, I might be guilty of that…).
A day late and a dollar short, or something like that, I’m at Reading Reality, talking about heroines, and how our big old alpha heroes would just be bullies in tight jeans without them.
And….that is all. Except that you might want to pop by here on Sunday for a surprise!
Now, here’s some info on the Darynda Jones books (note–this is the first three books of her Darklight series). Each comment on one of the three sites above (FFandP was having computer issues so it might be up late) will get you an entry….
DEATH AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR: Ten years ago, Lorelei’s parents disappeared without a trace. Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home. For Lorelei, life goes on. High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be. Until the day the school’s designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it, standing outside her house in the dark, night after night. Things get even more complicated when a new guy—terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach—comes to school. Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity. What does Jared know about her parents? Why does Cameron tell Jared he can’t have Lorelei? And what will any of them do when Death comes knocking for real?…
DEATH, DOOM AND DETENTION: The normal part of Lorelei MacAlister’s life didn’t just slip away quietly the day Jared Kovach came to town. Nope. The normal part of her life shattered. It exploded. It burst into a gazillion shards of fleeting light. It went out with a bang. Goodbye normal. Hello dark and eerie…While her best friend, Brooklyn, is focusing all of her energy on helping Lorelei hone her abilities, Lorelei is dealing with the reality that Satan’s second in command has taken up residence inside her body. Oh, and the fact that she has a crush on the Angel of Death. But what a beautiful death it is. If those weren’t bad enough, something sinister has come to town and it wants nothing more than to hear Lorelei’s dying breath as it strangles it out of her. Thank goodness the gang has a supernatural champion. But what happens when the only being who can save them switches sides midstream? How can a group of misfits capture one of the most powerful beings ever created? And will they find out how to bring Jared back to them before it’s too late?…
DEATH AND THE GIRL HE LOVES: The fate of the world is not something a girl wants on her shoulders, and that is especially true for Lorelei McAlister. Unfortunately for her, that is exactly where the world’s fate has decided to take up residence. Lorelei has seen firsthand the horrors that lie beneath our everyday world. And those horrors are getting her friends killed. Because of this, she agrees to leave the sanctity of her hometown and is sent to a different world entirely. A boarding school. But even here she is being watched. Someone knows what she is. What she carries inside her soul. And on top of that, she’s seeing visions. This is nothing new for Lorelei. But these visions are something more: death, destruction, and the end of the world.
See you on Sunday! (When I also will have two weeks’ winners to announce.)