Fourth piece reveal of The Witch With No Name

Thank you everyone who entered today’s give away. I’ve closed the comments and am randomly choosing the five winners of the prize packs. They will get an email from me yet tonight, and they have 24 hours to get back to me with a U.S. address. If any prize packs go unclaimed, I will re-award them on Monday the 28th. Don’t worry if you didn’t win today. I’ll be doing this again tomorrow along with showing the 5th piece of the Witch With No Name cover.

OMGosh, it’s 7 in the morning, and all the winners of yesterday’s contest have already emailed me back! A big congratulations, (and thank you) to Amanda H. Veronica P. Katherine N. Jaydfyre, and Janet H. Your prize packs will be in the mail shortly.

Today we get hips! But more importantly, a sliver of that elusive background. As beautiful as the gold and black are, and Rachel’s confidence and strength visible through her magic, sometimes it’s the hidden things that tell the story. (I’m talking about that last piece, number six, on Monday. grin)

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I’ve been over to Goodreads this morning, and the official word is we’ve passed the second goal of 5000 readers putting The Witch With No Name on their TBR shelf. Hurray! And thank you, Goodreaders! That means that on the 28th, we get two chapters, not one, and trust me, you’re going to thank all those Goodreads readers, too, when you get to the end of chapter one. Goodreads has the cover blurb on their site as well, so if you’ve not seen it yet, head on over. [ Goodreads: The Witch With No Name page ] You can still add it to your TBR list, and they will send you an email reminder this September when it is published.

ThursdayUp today for grabs is a Black Magic Tour T shirt, the Alcatraz key freebie, and either a WWBC _or_ a FAFDM signed Advanced Reader Copy (Not both. Sorry) Guy is probably going to slip a bunny pin, and coat tag freebie in there too.

To have a chance to win this, (which is entirely random) just drop down to the comment box, and tell me in one post, if you’ve ever caught yourself taking the name of Tink in vain. Please, just one post as your post is your entry into the contest.

I will close the comments tonight at 9:00 P.M. EST, then randomly choose and email the winners right then. They will have 24 hours to get back to me with a U.S. address to claim their prize pack. If a prize pack goes unclaimed, it will go into the second-chance pot, which will be awarded on the 28th, the 10th anniversary of Dead Witch Walking and the massive Manic Monday I’ve got planned.  (You can enter this second-chance giveaway any time this week, but only enter once though, please. Click here to go to entry post for second-chance giveaways.)

Good luck! I’ll email the winners tonight around 9:30, EST. If you don’t win, I’ll be doing this again tomorrow when I reveal a fifth piece of the cover.

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Oh! If you are going to RT this year, I’ll be there. I’ve got my schedule, and it looks like I’ve got a full plate, and lots of chances for fun. The two things I’m most excited for are the panel that Guy and I are going to be on (marketing panel on Wednesday) and I’m making hats or/or tats on Thursday. I can’t wait. [ Kim's RT schedule ]

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Third piece reveal of The Witch With No Name

Thank you everyone who entered today’s give away. I’ve closed the comments and am randomly choosing the five winners of the prize packs. They will get an email from me yet tonight, and they have 24 hours to get back to me with a U.S. address. If any prize packs go unclaimed, I will re-award them on Monday the 28th. Don’t worry if you didn’t win today. I’ll be doing this again tomorrow along with showing the 4th piece of the Witch With No Name cover.

 

It’s the third piece of The Witch With No Name’s cover, (9/9/14) and we have our pop of color. If you study past covers, you’ll see they have different elements doing the same thing: a pop of color, something to indicate magic, a man to show threat or romance. Will there be a man in this one? (laughing manically) I’m not going to tell you! This is the first time I’ve EVER had a white background, which lends itself to the theme of this cover. Some of you might be starting to see the parallel that we’re going for here. If you want to guess, make it your entry today for the prize packs, but otherwise, I’m curious to know if you are an e reader, mass market, audio book, hardcover person, or if you are readerdexterous and it depends on the situation.

 

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The pre-order pages have already started popping up on Amazon and B&N, if you can believe it!

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And we have winners for Tuesday’s giveaway! Celeste, Brandy, Ruthie B. Heather J, and Jennifer H, check the email you entered with. There should be an email from me there. You have until 9:30 tonight to get back to me with an address, or your prize pack goes into the second-chance drawing that will be awarded on Monday the 28th.

Today we have an Outlaw Demon Tour t shirt, which I believe is the first tour T we did. It comes with a copy of Blood Crime and a cover flat, (either a WWBC or an Into The Woods, but not both.)  Guy is probably going to slip a bunny pin, coat tag freebie, and bus token in there too.

WednesdayTo have a chance to win this, (which is entirely random) just drop down to the comment box, and tell me in one post if you are an e reader, mass market, audio book, hardcover person, or if you are readerdexterous and it depends on the situation.

I will close the comments tonight at 9:00 P.M. EST, then randomly choose and email the winners right then. They will have 24 hours to get back to me with a U.S. address to claim their prize pack. If a prize pack goes unclaimed, it will go into the second-chance pot, which will be awarded on the 28th, the 10th anniversary of Dead Witch Walking and the massive Manic Monday I’ve got planned.  (You can enter this second-chance giveaway any time this week, only once though, please. Click here to go to entry post for second-chance giveaways.)

So to recap, to enter for today’s give away, tell me what kind of a reader you are, or if you rather, the theme we’re going for with this year’s cover, then jump over to the second-chance giveaway page to enter for the, ah, second-chance giveaway if you haven’t already. :-) And good luck! I’ll email the winners tonight around 9:30, EST.

If you don’t win, I’ll be doing this again tomorrow when I reveal a fourth piece of the cover.

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Second piece reveal of The Witch With No Name

Thank you everyone who entered today’s give away. I’ve closed the comments and am randomly choosing the five winners of the prize packs. They will get an email from me yet tonight, and they have 24 hours to get back to me with a U.S. address. If any prize packs go unclaimed, I will re-award them on Monday the 28th. Don’t worry if you didn’t win today. I’ll be doing this again tomorrow along with showing the third piece of the Witch With No Name cover.

Wow! I can’t believe the response I got yesterday with the first piece of The Witch With No Name’s cover. (Out the week after Labor Day! Yes! September, which I think is fitting as the book carries the feeling of closing one part of life and opening another, which is what September has always been for me.) Today we see the second piece of the cover with that gorgeous hank of very red hair tamed by a braid and probably a charm. You can now start to see some of the thought behind the cover, and the comparison between this and the cover of Dead Witch Walking is obvious. This was my editor’s idea, and as more pieces come to light, I’ll explain in greater detail.

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Also, I’ve been over to Goodreads this morning, and we have passed that first goal of 3000 readers putting The Witch With No Name on their TBR shelf. That means that on the 28th, we get chapter one released for your teasing/reading pleasure. However . . . if we can bump that up that up to 5000 readers, we’ll get two chapters. You don’t have to be on Goodreads to read them when they are released, but it’s up to the Goodreads readers to bump us over that 5000 mark. [ Goodreads: The Witch With No Name page ]

We have the five winners of Monday’s prize packs. Doug C., Melissa B., Wanda E. Darleen F., and Wanda L., check the email you entered with. There should be an email from me there. You have until 9:30 tonight to get back to me with an address, or your prize pack goes into the second-chance drawing that will be awarded on Monday the 28th.

Today I’m doing it again, only this time, up for grabs is a Hollows coffee T shirt, an Undead Pool ARC, and one of the large cover flats shown. (Not all three, just one of them)  Guy is probably going to slip a bunny pin, coat tag freebie, and bus token in there too.

TuesdayTo have a chance to win this, (which is entirely random) just drop down to the comment box, and tell me in one post, what you would order at Juniors if you ever found yourself there. Me, I’d get a low-fat, no foam, chai tea–with maybe a half-pump of raspberry in it. Please, just one post here today as your post is your entry into the contest.

I will close the comments tonight at 9:00 P.M. EST, then randomly choose and email the winners right then. They will have 24 hours to get back to me with a U.S. address to claim their prize pack. If a prize pack goes unclaimed, it will go into the second-chance pot, which will be awarded on the 28th, the 10th anniversary of Dead Witch Walking and the massive Manic Monday I’ve got planned.  (You can enter this second-chance giveaway any time this week, only once though, please. Click here to go to entry post for second-chance giveaways.)

So to recap, to enter for today’s give away, tell me here what your coffee order is, then jump over to the second-chance giveaway page to enter for the, ah, second-chance giveaway. :-) And good luck! I’ll email the winners tonight around 9:30, EST.

If you don’t win, I’ll be doing this again tomorrow when I reveal a third piece of the cover.

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First piece reveal of The Witch With No Name

Thank you everyone who entered today’s give away. I’ve closed the comments and am randomly choosing the five winners of the prize packs. They will get an email from me yet tonight, and they have 24 hours to get back to me with a U.S. address. If any prize packs go unclaimed, I will re-award them on Monday the 28th. Don’t worry if you didn’t win today. I’ll be doing this again tomorrow along with showing a second piece of the Witch With No Name cover.

Phew! It’s Monday! And I’ve got the first piece of The Witch With no Name‘s cover! As you can see, we’re doing something very different, color-wise, with a mostly white background. I’ll tell you why when we have a few more pieces.

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I’m thinking this is going to be one of my favorite covers. It’s all silver and goldish!

As if the cover wasn’t fun enough, I’m also giving away five prize packs today, each with an Ever After tour shirt (I don’t know the size. It’s free!) a cover flat of Ever After’s mass market, and a signed ARC (advanced reader copy) of Holidays are Hell. Guy is probably going to slip a bunny pin, coat tag freebie, and bus token in there too.

MondayTo have a chance to win this, (which is entirely random) just drop down to the comment box, and tell me in one post, what book you started reading the Hollows with. Was it Dead Witch Walking, or did you get started in the middle and have to go back and begin from the beginning? Or you can just tell me what you think of the new cover piece. Please, just one post here today as your post is your entry into the contest.

I will close the comments tonight at 9:00 P.M. EST, then randomly choose and email the winners right then. They will have 24 hours to get back to me with a U.S. address to claim their prize pack. If a prize pack goes unclaimed, it will go into the second-chance pot, which will be awarded on the 28th, the 10th anniversary of Dead Witch Walking and the massive Manic Monday I’ve got planned.  (You can enter this second-chance giveaway any time this week, only once though, please. Click here to go to entry post for second-chance giveaways.)

So to recap, to enter for today’s give away, tell me here what book you started reading the series with, then jump over to the second-chance giveaway page to enter for the, ah, second-chance giveaway. :-) And good luck! I’ll email the winners tonight around 9:30, EST.

If you don’t win today, I’ll be doing this again tomorrow when I reveal a second piece of the cover.

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Happy Friday!

I’m working today trying to figure out how to run back-to-back giveaways next week without making it too confusing. Fortunately a lot of you are familiar with the flash give aways and that you have to get back to me right away to claim them. (Right away, as in 24 hours after I send you the “you won!” email.) I think I’ll stick with that this time, and just try to be really organized so I don’t send the wrong pack out to the wrong winner. The contests are going to run 12 hours, and I will notify the winners before I go to bed. Don’t freak out if you’ve never entered one of my flash-giveaways. It’s just a simple post here at the blog on the day of the giveaway. I’ll let you know. :-) Unfortunately the giveaways are limited to the U.S. due to postal issues.  I’ll be opening the huge blowout of a Manic Monday on the 28th to International, though.

Monday

Monday’s prize pack: Ever After tour T, Ever After mm cover flat, and Holidays are Hell ARC.

It’s fun, though, giving away all this stuff. Having ARCs to give away is a special treat.

So, I went to take a peek at the Goodreads site this morning, and I’m so pleased to announce that we have passed the first magical 3000 mark, and we will be releasing chapter one of The Witch With no Name right along with the final cover reveal on the 28th! This is fantastic, but if we get 5000 people to put The Witch With no Name on their TBR shelf, we’ll get two chapters, not just one. Everyone will be able to read them, but it’s up to the Goodread readers to make that push. (And just as a little forewarning, you’re not going to want to wait a month for that chapter two.)

Goodreads–to put The Witch With no Name on your TBR shelf.

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Pictures, pictures, prize-packs!

I’m kind of jumping the gun here, but here are the prize packs I’ll be giving away next week, five packs a day. :-) Some are pretty straight forward, but Friday’s give-away is going to be a grab bag with one of the books pictured, one of the cover flats, and one of the shirts. I don’t have a clue which. (laugh) But what it boils down to is every day I’m giving five people a shirt, signed ARC or graphic novel, and most times, a cover flat.

Oh, and I’ll be piecing out the cover for THE WITCH WITH NO NAME, as well.  I LOVE this cover. It’s got a good feel, and I can’t wait to share it. Next week. Not now. :-)

Friday

Friday the 25th is my mixed bag. Each pack will have one of the shirts, one of the ARCs, and one fo the cover flats.

Monday

Monday the 21st

Thursday

Thursday the 24th: but you get only 1 arc pictured, not both

Tuesday

Tuesday the 22. There will be a big cover flat in there, but I’m not sure which, so I showed them all.

Wednesday

Wednesday, the 23rd. This has the graphic novel, not an ARC.

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Taking a break from all that excitement

I’m gearing up for next week’s give aways, (I’ll have pictures for you tomorrow. Promise!) and starting to prep the freebie for the Witch With No Name tour. Tour T’s are being designed, and I’ve got my puppy sitter lined up. (Thanks, Mom!)

IMG_1109So amid all the madness, or maybe because of it, I have been working on that dragon pattern I promised you last month. I was going to make a gold because, well, that’s a queen firelizard, right? But someone suggested I make a white one, and, uh, yeah. I liked that. Again the front legs gave me the most trouble, and I tweaked the pattern twice, meaning I had to make double the legs. But on the plus side, I found a new outlet for extraordinarily thin, strong pipe cleaners that worked better than the wire I’d been using for the fingers. I adjusted them, too, making the front hands smaller than the back this time.

IMG_1110I’m double checking the wings now. It won’t be long until the pattern is ready. I’m seriously thinking about looking into getting it protected under some kind of copyright, but I’ve got zero smarts there. Just enough to know I don’t have a clue. You’d think that I would, but books are not patterns, and I don’t know where to start. (Hey, I’m a newbie!)

If you want to see a finished dragon, I’ve got a previous post: here Oh, and if you’re curious, Pern is the inspiration. I wanted a fire lizard so bad, I could have cried.

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