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Pale Demon flash give-away

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Contest is closed! I’m picking the winners right now, and will have them in a new post by ten, EST. 🙂 Thanks again, everyone, and good luck!

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The days until the publication of The Undead Pool are down to less than a month, and if you’ve missed it, I’ve got chapters 1-3 up and available for your pre-reading pleasure.  Want a signed copy? I think B&N still has some for pre-order, and if not, Nicola’s will, all first editions and in Nicola’s case, I can sign them personally to you.

The read-along is still going on at Goodreads, and with it, a revolving e-book sale. Pale Demon was still available for the 1.99 price when I checked this morning, but A Perfect Blood is already up there for the reduced price as well. We’re starting  A Perfect Blood in the read-along today, so if you’re rounding out your e-library or catching up on the last few as we get closer to the next release, this is a great way to do it.

TUPtourTsmGuy is singing in the shower this morning because it’s the last day to order the tour t’s, and he will be cutting it off at midnight tonight (EST). Want to get in on the last-minute action? Info to order is at a previous post here: How to order a shirt.  and is Kim coming near me?

Today, I’m giving away seven prize packs, each having a hard cover, signed copy of Pale Demon, and a copy of Blood Crime, the second and final graphic Hollows novel from Ivy’s POV that shows Rachel and Ivy working together at the I.S. There’s also a signed cover flat from Ever After, a bunny pin, bus token, and Rachel’s Witches’ Conference badge, which was the freebie that year.

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To enter the contest for the prize pack, all you have to do is drop down to the comment box at the end of the page here and tell me if you think Lucy was a happy accident, or a planned event. (If you’ve not read the book, then tell me what you think of the cover.) Your post is your entry into the random drawing, so please comment only once–on your honor!

Rules and Regs. I will open the page for comments Monday, 9:00 a.m. EST, and close it Tuesday 9:00 a.m. EST. I will then use a random number generator to choose the seven winning commenters.

PDprizePackStuff to know before commenting:

Guy will ship overseas, so international is okay.

Chances of winning are dependent on how many enter.

My decision is final, even if you quibble over it.

I will contact the winners Tuesday morning using the email address they used to comment with, so please check it in the next day or so. If you don’t respond to me by email by Friday, noon, EST, I’m giving the prize pack to the runner up, also chosen by the random number generator.

Thanks for playing with me guys. This has been a lot of fun! And good luck!

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Did you know you can get a signed Blood Crime?

Yes indeed, you can get a signed BLOOD CRIME before I go out for the EVER AFTER tour. Nicola’s has a stash, I was just there a few days ago and signed the orders that had come in, but I can go back. -grin- If you’re interested, I’ve got a link to my web page and the list of books they usually keep on hand. HOWEVER!! you can’t simply order a book and get one signed. You have to tell them you want me to sign it in the comment box on the “pay me” page of their system. Otherwise, you just get a book. Here’s the link to my page.

And if you’re poking around there, you’ll notice that we’ve got the freebies available early this year for EVER-AFTER. I know not everyone can get out to a signing, and it’s important to me that you aren’t excluded when all it takes is a stamp or two, so if you want a little bit of the Hollows for yourself, send me a SASE, and I’ll send you a coat tag from Carew Tower. 🙂 I should have enough of these to last a good long while, but hey, they make cool stocking stuffers.

Besides, stuffing those envelopes keeps Guy off the streets.

P.S. If you have taken Guy up on his alternate Manic Monday book offer, (and you know who you are) they are shipping out today. Media mail takes a while, and if it’s going east, please allow for some extra time. Again, thank you for your understanding. I truly believed they were going to last longer.

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Happy Halloween!

I do believe that Halloween ranks up there with my favorite holidays. Six tubs of stuff come up out of the basement to decorate my home, and when they go back down empty, it feels like I have room for at least another tub or two. This year I didn’t decorate much outside, and now I’m kind of glad because it is shaping up to be one of Michigan’s cold, windy Halloweens where you have your snowsuit on over your Power Ranger costume. One year we went through 16 bags of candy, though admittedly it was a weekend evening, not this miserable mid-week, coldness. This year, I expect fewer kids, though quite honestly, I don’t think the kids care how cold it is. I never did. 🙂

But traditions must be followed despite adversity, new ones created sometimes because of them, and I’m wearing my brand-new pumpkin socks today. The spooky pumpkin cookies are baked, and there is a dish of candy corn out. Tonight we’re having stew, and my mom is bringing over doughnut dough to fry up after Tricks-or-Treats is done. I do believe she has just started a new tradition. I hope so.

A-a-a-a-and some good news for those of you who enjoy a little visual presentation with your literature, Blood Crime finally hit the shelves yesterday! Ta-da! I’m so pleased with it. If you’re not familiar with the first graphic novel Blood Work, these two stories showcase Rachel interning under Ivy at the I.S. before Dead Witch Walking takes place. They are from Ivy’s point of view, and we get to see a little more into the vampire mythology/trap, not to mention her fall in love. If you’re still mourning Kisten, he is in there, though I’ll be honest in that he never looked the way I saw him in my mind’s eye. Blood Crime should be available just about anywhere they consistently shelve my books, but here’s a link to my website for more info and a few places that will have it if you are having trouble. BLOOD CRIME

I’m also pleased to tell you that Blood Work, the older sibling, just now made it to the e-world, meaning you can read it on your Nook. I believe the rest of the platforms will follow soon. (link to e-Blood Work)

Tomorrow, I’ve got news about Perfect Blood making the list for Goodreads choice awards for best paranormal fantasy for 2012. Contest is running now, and I’ll give you all the particulars tomorrow, but if you know what I’m talking about already, you can find Perfect Blood in the paranormal fantasy category.

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Hunkering down

If I had to use one word to describe the weekend, it would be hunkering down, which is technically two words, but there it is. It had nothing to do with Sandy, seeing as we are far enough inland that it will be likely reduced to a severe wind-and-rain event with limited flooding on Halloween, but I think the hype has triggered a deeper need to prepare for winter a tad early.

Saturday was a blitz of baking followed by a few hours in the yard pulling leaves out from my side yard. Only one more corner to go now, and they will all be at the curb. I do think I’ve run out of nice days to get them there, though. I’ve been picking away at tucking my yard in for the winter for almost six weeks, but finally the view out my window is green and earthy black, and the cement and metal decorations of summer are tucked in the basement. Storm windows went up yesterday on the few original windows left on the house, and I planted a few last crocus in the new landscape island I put in this fall. Hunkering down is easier when you’ve got a pattern, almost a pleasure when it’s tied to memories of being warm and close to the ones you love when the storm shakes the windows and moves on to check the latch of the next house on the street.

Now I’m in my toasty office, starting out at a bleak landscape pared down to the bones, with the trees bare and little numbs of green hugging the ground to weather the coming winter. The birds are active at the feeders, which makes me happy, and I’m imagining my yard in snow and liking what I see, even it it’s in my mind’s eye.

And wow, I think we’re going to get an early taste of winter this year. For those of you in Sandy’s path, hunker down and ride it out, be it at home or the emergency shelters. NY has been on the news the most, and I’m imagining it with open streets and empty sidewalks.  I can see it very easily, though it’s got to be creepy as all get-out.  I’ve got a notion that these freak storms on the edges of the season shifts are going to become the norm, so find your pattern to make it easier. And do as I tell Thing Two before he goes off to school, “Smart decisions.”

I‘ve got one thing for you that came in late Friday for all you Trick-or-Treaters! INTO THE WOODS made Houston Press’s list of the top six Halloween reads.  6 New Books We Like Check it out! KRAMPUS and DEVIL SAID BANG also made it.  Whoo-hoo! I am delighted that INTO THE WOODS made this list. Spider Web, especially, feels kind of Halloween creepy to me.

And tomorrow is the release day for BLOOD CRIME, book two in the graphic novel saga of how Ivy met Rachel.  🙂 See Blood Crime for more info and where to find it.

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Graphic novel Blood Work now available as an ebook!

Did you know?  Neither did I! But as I walked through the booths at Comic Con, I found this card at the nook booth!

Now, it’s bent and nasty from spending a week in my suitcase, and apparently my scanner is older than I thought, but you get the idea. What I like is that this is one way they will be selling ebooks at your brick-and-morter store if they’re not already. You pick up the 5 X 8 card (which is way cool for collecting) and take it to the front and you walk out of the store with your new ebook, a collector card, and a social experience that we all miss by sitting at home or office clicking buttons.

I just thought it cool when I saw it up there on the stands, and the best part? It means that the Del Rey technology for graphic novels has improved such that you can get Blood Work for your nook. The rest of the platforms such as Kobo and Kindle are sure to follow. It’s only a matter of time.

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And just in time, too, because the sequel to it, Blood Crime, is out the day before Halloween. If you’ve missed me talking about the graphic novels, this is one way to get your Kisten fix. They are set before the regular books start in that golden year where Rachel interns under Ivy in the I.S. These are near to my heart as we get to see Ivy begin to fall in love and fight between what she’s been told she wants and what she really does. I scripted both books, meaning I wrote the dialog and said what I wanted in each box. I also helped pick out the artists. They were truly a breath of fresh air for me, and I was able to work with texture, color, and perspectives in a way I can’t in the regular books. If you get a chance to look at one, I hope you like what you find. Kisten never looked the way I saw him in my mind, but Rachel and Ivy were spot on as was Piscary.

 

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