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The Turn ARC winners from the pumpkin contest

pumpkinAt long last, I have the three winners chosen for the “How many pumpkins did Kim get from her garden” contest. If you remember, I gave everyone multiple chances to send me their guess, and from those emailing Tim the correct answer, I randomly chose three (and two runner ups.)

We had over 3000 entries, 161 of them coming up with the correct answer of 22 pumpkins.

The three winners who will receive a signed THE TURN ARC are:

Brenda Rorie- Baety
Helen Wawrejko
Sara Kline

tthccoverLadies, please email Tim back at coldtoastwritingsLLC@comcast.net on or before Monday, January 9th, with your mailing address, and he will pop your copy in the mail. We ask that you please email him from the same email you entered from so we can be sure it’s you.

Our two runner ups will get a signed copy of THE HOLLOWS INSIDER unless one or more of the ladies above fail to respond on or before Monday January 9th, and it that case, one or both will get THE TURN ARC instead. So please email Tim with your mailing address as well before Monday, January 9th. Again, email Tim from the same email you entered from so we know it’s you.

Lucky runner ups are

Richard Nagy

Michelle MacEnroe

Thank you again, everyone who played along, and if you didn’t win, don’t forget that I will be releasing chapters early here and at facebook (about one a week) until publication day. If you missed chapter one, you can find it at the website. Chapter one, The Turn

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The Witch With No Name

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Yesterday was the official release of the title and publication date of the last Hollows book, The Witch With No Name, due out September 9th.  Some of you have been asking about the Clint Eastwood reference. The Good, Bad, and Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars, and For a Few Dollars More were collectively called The Man with No Name, and that’s where the title comes from.

As you can see, we’ve got a flat blue cover right now, but that’s going to change next week as I reveal it one piece at a time starting the 21st. And because I like giving things away, there will be five prize packs given away daily that week in a flash-give aways. We’ve done these before, but I’m going to need you to check your email within 24 hours to claim it instead of the usual four days. Entry will be simple: post at the blog to enter. I’m working up my questions for you as I write this. I’m also still putting the prize packs together, and so far they each include a Hollows T-shirt, a signed ARC, a promotional pin, cover flats, and probably some swag. 🙂 I’ll have pictures later this week, but bookmark the blog because if you are relying on FB to remind you, it’s chancy.

There are a couple of cool things going on right now, though. There is a challenge at Goodreads, that if 3000 people put The Witch With No Name on their TBR shelf before the 28th, Harper will release chapter one with the final cover reveal. If we can get 5000 shelvings, there will be two chapters released. You won’t have to be a member of Goodreads to see the chapters, but it’s up to them to get the push on. 🙂

Here’s the link that explains it all, but remember, you have to put it on your TBR shelf to make it count. Goodreads chapter release event

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Oh! And though the pre-order button hasn’t shown up on Amazon yet for the hardcover, you can pre-order at B&N. Amazon is sure to follow. B&N pre-order 

Anyway, I missed the red moon last night because of, ah, snow. There’s like an inch out there in little puffs in the yard, determined to slow spring down. I knew better than to plant anything that couldn’t take the snow, and at this point, it’s like, “Oh, hey. Snow. Don’t see, don’t care.” I’m ignoring it. Maybe it will go away.

 

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A Perfect Blood flash give-away

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Click for 1.99 ebook

click for 1.99 ebook

click for 1.99 ebook

Contest is closed. Give me an hour to pick the winners and I’ll post them in a new post. 🙂 Thanks for playing along with me, guys! You make it fun!

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  and chapter 4 up and available for your pre-reading pleasure.

The read-along is going strong over at Goodreads  as we finish up A Perfect Blood and move on to EVER AFTER, and the associated e-book sales have been a great success. EVER AFTER won’t be going on sale since it just came out, but when I checked this morning, Pale Demon is still up there for the special price. I don’t know how long they will stay up for that price, so move fast if you want them.

If you want a signed first edition copy of THE UNDEAD POOL, and I’m not coming near you for the tour, we have options! B&N appears to have run out their signed stock, but you can still get them at Nicola’s, and if you ask in the note-to-seller, I can sign them personally to you.

To order a signed copy from Nicola’s, just follow the link. International is okay!

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Click to order

Today, I’m giving away seven prize packs, each having a hard cover, signed copy of A Perfect Blood, 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 A Perfect Blood, a bunny pin, bus token, and Rachel’s pack tattoo, 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 Winona was what the demons looked like, or if she’s more of a hybrid. (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.

APBprizepack2Stuff 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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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!

Click for 1.99 ebook

Click for 1.99 ebook

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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Black Magic Sanction flash give-away

 Whee! Contest closed! Give me an hour, and I’ll have a new post with the winners listed, so check your email before noon to see if you’re one of the lucky five!

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Click for 1.99 ebook

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Click for 1.99 e-book

We’re almost a month from THE UNDEAD POOL’s publication, (Want a signed copy?) and we’re cruising up fast to the end in the read-along. (Still going on at Goodreads) Today marks the end of Black Magic Sanction in the read-along, and the beginning of one of my favorites, Pale Demon. Black Magic Sanction is still on sale today as part of Harper’s “Steals and Deals”  campaign. Pale Demon should be joining it today or tomorrow, so if you’re rounding out your e-library, this is a great way to do it.

But I’m giving away stuff! 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 Trent really expected Rachel to run Jonathan down, or did he invite her knowing she wouldn’t, and he’d get a midnight ride alone with her?  (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!

Prize pack contains a signed cover flat for Ever After, a hard cover copy of Black Magic Sanction, a copy of Into the Woods, a bunny pin, bus token, and a Alcatraz key which was the freebie that year.

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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 five winning commenters.

BMSFreebieStuff 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.

Few other things since I’ve got your ear.

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click to read pt one

The Rachel/Trent short is finally available for mass consumption! But you know me. I’m not going to give it to you all at once. Part one is available right now, part two should pop up tomorrow at Wattpad. I’m new to Wattpad, but it looks fabulous if you are trying to get your work out there and commented on. Everyone seems very professional. Click image to read . . .

P.P.S. If you’ve not seen it, The Undead Pool has gone up for pre-order in Audible! 

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Tour T-shirts are now available for order as well, and tour cities/stores are now set. Am I coming near you? (stores and cities)

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White Witch, Black Curse audio give-away

Contest closed! Hang on. I’ll have the winners in about an hour and repost them. Thanks everyone who played along with me!

Snow! Cold! Looks like a snow-in and some solid curl-up-with-a-book day! Me, I’ll be spending a blessedly quiet day in my office with a front-row seat to the white stuff. We’ve at least a foot, and we’re running out of places to pile it.

But it’s Monday, and that means another flash-give away as we move on to book six in the read along. (February is going to be here before you know it!) This time, I’ve got seven audio books of WHITE WITCH, BLACK CURSE to give away along with a hard cover copy of INTO THE WOODS (Harrison short story collection) a cover flat of Ever-After, bunny pin, bus token, and the T4 Angel virus tomato seeds–which was the freebie that year. And as a special bonus, I’ll include one of the boxes of promotional Cheez-its that Kellogs sent me to try out. (Somehow they got my name as a Cheez-it fanatic, and sent me a locker of them. If you have an international address and you win, I’ll send  you one of the T-shirts they sent me instead. 🙂 )

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You can still get the e-book of White Witch, Black Curse for the 1.99 special price [ links to multiple devices ] but the next book Black Magic Sanction has popped up as well. Oh! And for all of you who got a new reading device, believe it or not, Dead Witch Walking has popped up for the reduced price as well thanks to Nook featuring it in their START A NEW SERIES promotion. (Yay!) Best part? There are apps that let you read both Nook and Kindle books on just about anything, so if you’re trying to get someone hooked on the Hollows, this is a nice way to do it.

click for 1.99 U.S. ebook

click for 1.99 U.S. ebook

click for 1.99 U.S. ebook

click for 1.99 U.S. ebook

click for 1.99 U.S. ebook

click for 1.99 U.S. ebook

To enter the contest for the prize pack, drop down to the comment box at the end of the page here and tell me if you think Kisten is well and truly gone, or if he will show up in the final book coming after THE UNDEAD POOL. (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, even if you make a mistake–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. They have until Friday, noon, EST to get back to me via my congratulations email or I give it to someone else.

Stuff to know before commenting:

Guy will ship overseas, so international is okay. (We’ve already sent to Canada and India during the read-alongs.)

Chances of winning are dependent on how many enter. We’ve been averaging over a thousand entries, and if you’re entering from your phone, do it early because most won’t scroll that far.

I will contact the winners Tuesday afternoon using the email address they used to comment with, so please check your in-box. 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.

That’s it! Have fun! Oh, and if you’ve got some weather pictures? I’ve opened up my FB for posting photos today so you can share. Here’s mine: I’m guessing a foot? Maybe more?

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Oh! and we’ve got all the cities for the tour. Check ’em out. 🙂 [ Events ]

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Still on sale for 1.99

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The Outlaw Demon Wails Prize Pack Give-Away

Contest is closed. Give me an hour to pick the winners of the packs, and I’ll let you know who won in a new post. Thank you everyone who played along!

The Outlaw Demon Wails was  only a week in the read-along so we could fit them all in before THE UNDEAD POOL is out in February 25, so that means we’re going to have the prize pack give-away today! I’ve got seven packs, each having a signed hard cover of The Outlaw Demon Wails.  Also included it a hard cover of Into the Woods, a cover flat of Ever-After, bunny pin, bus token, and the freebie we gave away that year, the Kisten mourning arm band (i.e. bookmark.) I’m also including one of Nicola’s 2014 calendars. I’m Ms. October! (grin) [ Want one? ]

Oh, and if you’re curious, yes, those are tour-ts ready to go out. I took this picture Friday, so they are long gone. Guy is still working on the last odd ones, but chances are good that if you ordered in time for the Christmas print run that you have your shirt or it is in the mail. [ place your order for the last print run ]

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You can probably still snag the e-book of The Outlaw Demon Wails for the 1.99 special price, but the next book White Witch, Black Curse should be popping up today or tomorrow to replace it. (Click book to go to sale price.)

To enter the contest for the prize pack, drop down to the comment box at the end of the page here and tell me if you think Marshal was looking for a girlfriend when he came knocking on Rachel’s door, or if he truly thought he was just satisfying his curiosity.  (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, even if you make a mistake–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. They have until Friday, noon, EST to get back to me via my congratulations email or I give it to someone else.

ODWreadalong2Stuff to know before commenting:

Guy will ship overseas, so international is okay. (We’ve already sent to Canada, India, and Germany during the read-alongs.)

Chances of winning are dependent on how many enter. We’ve been averaging over a thousand entries, and if you’re entering from your phone, do it early because most won’t scroll that far.

I will contact the winners Tuesday afternoon using the email address they used to comment with, so please check your in box. 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.

That’s it! Have fun!

Oh! and we’ve got the cities set for the tour. Check ’em out. 🙂 [ Events ]

And since I have your ear, if you have pre-ordered The Undead Pool for someone for Christmas, I have a gift card you can print out for under the tree/stocking. 🙂 Two versions: one for emailing, one for printing. Pick the one you want, and Merry Christmas! (click the image and it should open up a high res version)

large version for printing

large version for printing

Small version for emailing

Small version for emailing

Giving The Undead Pool as a gift and haven’t picked it up yet? Pre order at:

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Or pre-order a signed from me-to-you copy from Nicolas’s Just be sure to tell them who you want me to sign it to at the comment’s box when you order. International is okay, but give them an e-mail for a shipping quote before you do. nicolasbooks@tds.net

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Still on sale for 1.99

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