Happy Book Birthday (and win) Lovely, Dark, and Deep!

First off, I’m at Sara Walter Ellwood’s blog today, with an interview, answering such questions as “boxers, briefs, or nothing at all?” Stop by and say hello!

I’m also at (thanks, Roger!) the Urban Fantasy Investigations site today, or rather Cage Reynolds is. He’s analyzing his fellow Penton residents…and boy is he wrong about some of them (looks at Robin). You can enter for the tour-wide prizes here.

Also, The Avid Reader has a review of Allegiance today (thanks!) and you can enter again to win the tour prizes.

Okay, I know Lovely, Dark, and Deep came out as a serial back in January, but today–finally–the book makes its audio and print debut! Lovely, Dark, and Deep marked a couple of departures for me.

It was my first non-paranormal book, it kicked off my first non-paranormal series, and it was my last serial novel. You can write it down here.

I loved this book. I wasn’t sure how much I’d like writing a book without any paranormal elements, but because of the type of stories I write–lots of tension, lots of action–I found it wasn’t much different except I had to rely on my characters’ human skills to get them out of trouble instead of their powers. It’s sort of like the Penton series without fangs 🙂

But it hasn’t done well despite getting great reviews. People don’t like serials, so after its serial run the book sort of just….dies. So I was over the moon when my publisher said the second book in the series, Deadly, Calm, and Cold, will be coming out in December as a frontlist title–like a real book, in other words. Yay!

So here’s a little about my newish book baby. And respond to the question at the end to win your choice of a print, digital, or audio copy! I might pick more than one winner!

LDD-FinalABOUT LOVELY, DARK, AND DEEP: From award-winning author Susannah Sandlin comes a heart-pounding romantic thriller that pits a quick-witted scientist and a scarred ex–combat diver against a ruthless billionaire treasure hunter with ties to the White House.  When biologist Gillian Campbell makes an offhand comment about a family curse during a TV interview, she has no idea what her words will set in motion. Within days, Gillian finds herself at the mercy of a member of the C7, a secretive international group of power brokers with a dangerous game: competing to find the world’s most elusive treasures, no matter the cost, in money or in lives. To save her family, Gillian teams up with Shane Burke, a former elite diver who’s lost his way, navigating the brutal “death coast” of the North Atlantic to find what the collector seeks: the legendary Ruby Cross of the Knights Templar, stolen by Gillian’s ancestor and lost at sea four hundred years ago.

I know most of my peeps here read paranormal. Here’s the question: Do you read paranormal almost exclusively? Or are there other genres you enjoy?

Leave a comment to win!