Who’s your daddy? Signed Hollows ARC Sweeps

***** UPDATE 5/20/22 ***** We have winners for the first ARC giveaways. Carrie and Kell both won, and have already e-mailed me back to claim their ARC! Congratulations, Carrie and Kell! And thank you everyone who played along.

Relationships in the Hollows hold no guarantee. Waxing and waining, they often end abruptly leaving a great gaping holes that I get emails about. Today, I want to know who your first Hollows crush is/was. Steadfast Ivy? Frenemey turned lover Trent? All powerful Big Al? Or a loving memory of Kisten, cut down as he became who he wanted to be? (or someone completely different?)


And because I like giving things away, if you email Tim your answer, you will be in the flash-giveaway for one of two ARCs of the next Hollows book, Trouble With The Cursed.  It’s the first of four giveaways, so if you don’t get an email from me on Tuesday that you won, you can enter again next Friday with a new submission.

Want to enter? Here’s how this week!

Using an email you have access to for the next five days, email Tim at <coldtoastwritingsllc@comcast.net>  Put “Hollows crush” in the subject line so we know you’re entering the contest. In the email, tell me who your Hollows crush is/was. (Tell me why here as well to help boost shares and get you some bonus points–which get you nothing except the chance to wax about your Hollows crush.) One entry per household please.

I will cut off entries at midnight, PST on Monday, May 16. I will announce the winner on Tuesday morning, AND email them for the address they want me to mail the ARC to as well as find out if and how they want me to sign it.  Winners will have until the coming Thursday midnight to get back to me to claim the ARC and tell me their mailing address. If I don’t hear from you by Thursday midnight, the ARC goes back in the pool and I will give it away next week.

Unfortunately, I can no longer support making these available out of the US due to sky rocking postal fees. Seriously, it is totally out of control. I’m a little ticked off about it, and it sucks. ARCs have no cash value. Books will go out UPS or USPS, whatever is faster. Chance of winning depends upon how many enter. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator, and I can’t be responsible for mail that goes astray.

That’s it. But do come back next Friday to enter again with a new question. I’ve got a bunch of these to give away until release day on June 14th. This is a limited print run of ARCS due to “long covid” issues, and I’m so thankful to have them to give out to you.

Good luck!

If you want to skip the chaos and pre-order a signed-to-you, personalized copy, Nicolas is currently the only outlet this year, and I don’t see that changing. (Nicola’s also has signed mass markets of Million Dollar Demon, which just came out!) You can find them at the end of the link. Kim’s home store, Nicolas

An-n-n-nd… if you are looking for a sneak peek of Trouble with the Cursed, I can do that! First chapter goodness is at the website. Sneak Peek



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34 responses to “Who’s your daddy? Signed Hollows ARC Sweeps

  1. Rachel

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who has a soft spot for Kisten!.

    One of my favorites since the start,  secretly wishing and hoping Kim will bring him back some how!!!.

    His overall finesse about him,  his sweet nothings,  and protectiveness over Rachel and Ivy I’m sure is what everyone wants to find in life!.

    I have the shirt in memory of him and wear it proudly anywhere and everywhere in honor in his name!!

    Kisten will always be my favorite!!.

    Though in the The Turn, Trent is a favorite as well.  Loved that book and wish it’d continue!!.

    David is a 3rd as well 🙂

    Thanks for giving us all the opportunity for this free giveaway!!!

  2. Tony

    Ivy was my first series “crush” simply due to my desire to help fix ‘broken’, which then also lead to Newt. To be fair, in both cases these “crushes” aren’t romantic/sexual in nature, but friendship/platonic crushes. I just want to be there for them…and now I’m getting a little heart-heavy lol.

    • Colleen Arvelin

      I’m in 🇨🇦 so No chance for me. Just wanted to say I love your novels. I find them extremely entertaining and a wonderful break from reality.
      I think at one point I have crushed on many of the main characters 💞😳
      Cheer from Canada
      Colleen Arvelin

  3. Sara

    Oof this is a toughie- it is a toss up between Kisten (I’m a sucker for a vamp lol), Al, and Jenks! 🖤

  4. Jennifer

    100% Ivy! Kickass femme vamp- swoon!

  5. Ivy, was my first crush. She was a badass and is so real about why she does things. But she is fierce, and that is ‘truth’ in her authenticity that appeals to me.

    • Deneen Owen

      Hallow’s crush: JENKS of course! Always loyal to Rachel and heartfelt with his wife. Plus, that sailor’s mouth. Tink’s titties, who else would it be!!!

      Excited for the next adventure!

      Deneen Owen
      Nashville, TN

  6. Kisten for sure. I was so happy for Rachel when they got together. Kisten was a great guy, very charming, handsome, and he truly loved Rachel. I cried when he died.

  7. Nancy

    Kisten, forever and always. ❤️

  8. Stacy ross

    Kisten was a heartbreaking loss they were great together at the time. Even though he seemed evil in the beginning Trent was hard not to fall for

  9. sklinger69

    Kisten “Kist” Parker FelpsBecause of the way he truly loved even while losing his soul. And being hot as hell, along with his accent helps too.Sent via the Samsung Galaxy A12, an AT&T smartphone

  10. Tanya Rose-Murphy

    My favorite is Trenton and he is already a baby daddy a sugar daddy.

  11. David

    Ivy vampire bloodlust crazy is super sexy

  12. Cindy

    I’m in the #alwaysal camp! I keep hoping he and Rachel finally realize they’ve always loved one another. ❤️

  13. Rebeca Burkard

    I loved Kisten. I miss his wit and charm and his ultimate sacrifice to save Rachel was gut wrenching.

  14. Sara

    Trent! I can’t help it, I’m a sucker for the long, angst filled tension. Plus, reading the bonus chapter written from his perspective in A Perfect Blood was 🔥🔥🔥🥵

    • Carey

      hi, Sara. I have the kindle version and a first edition hard cover of A Perfect Blood and I don’t have a bonus chapter in either one. What version has a bonus chapter from Trent’s POV?

    • Tanya Rose-Murphy

      A bonus chapter from Trentons prospective???? Where!!!
      We need more!

  15. Ramona Driggers

    Ivy is my first crush. I just love the sexual tension between Ivy and Rachel.

  16. My first Hollows crush was Kisten. I was devastated when he died.

  17. Natalie

    First Hollows crush was definitely Kisten. How Kim said she pictured him in her mind as being like Spike from Buffy, totally won me over. He was genuinely in love with Rachel and he was someone that she needed at that time. Later it changed to someone else though 😉

  18. Shelley

    Definitely Kisten, and I grieved him so badly!! He was just so…. Kist. Scars and all. How could you not love him? Because of him, I hated everyone else Rachel was with for a long time, didn’t even give them a chance, until Trent finally won me over. Now, I’d have to say Trent. But Kisten will always be my first Hollows love.

  19. David Gallivan

    First crush – Rachel. Beautiful red-haired witch with an attitude.

  20. Ryann

    My first Hollows crush was Kisten. Always left you wanting more. I cried when he died and I couldn’t pick up the book again for a few days. Now when I do rereads of the series it’s the same. Pain is still fresh. Loved that bad boy who was trying to change.

  21. Jamie

    My first Hollows crush when I started reading the series in the early 2000s was definitely Ivy. Her mystery was beyond intriguing. Besides the humor and overall excellent storyline, Ivy was one of the many reasons I kept going with the series. I wanted to know more about her. I feel like there is still so much more we don’t know about her, and I love that! There is a song by Britney Spears that always reminds me of Ivy. It’s called Lace and Leather.

  22. Kisten. Just thinking of him makes me emotional 😩

  23. Kerry Messer

    My 1st love was a toss between Trent and Kirsten. Kirsten was 2 things forbidden fruit but he loved her so much he was willing to die to protect her he showed her she was worth something.
    Trent …well you only pick on girls you like and I don’t think he knew what to do with someone who said no to him and ment it. In his frustration you could pick up his like for Morgan which turns to respect and finally love that was an amazing journey to watch

  24. Michelle

    My first Hollows crush was definitely Minias. I was crushed when he was killed. No more Rachel sneaking touches of his soft hair. 😉

  25. Definitely Ivy! Crush on her from the beginning.

  26. Melissa Chapman

    Trent 100%
    I’m love his hair, and that his arrogant attitude is tempered by a man struggling to save his species.
    Being rich is a bonus. LOL

  27. Michelle Garcia

    My crush is Jenks.
    Nothing sexier than a man who takes care of babies.
    He is loyal, intelligent, ruthless and kind.👻

  28. Jessica Overton

    My first Hollows crush was Kisten the bad boy with the heart of gold!!!!

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