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Book Trailer goodness!

Happy Friday!  Wow, after a week of painstakingly going through the world book one last time, I’m ready for it.  But look at this!!

My editor at Del Rey plopped this on my desk yesterday.  It had me doing the happy dance, and I had to share.   (Feel free to put on your own site and spread the word.)  How cool is that?  Just a handful of days left until this hits the shelf, and I’m so ready for it!

By the way, I took a closer look at the blog tour sites I gave you yesterday and noticed that the entry rules to win the signed books from each site are different.  (head hits desk)  Some are comment to enter, some are email your name and address to them.  So if you posted and left, you might not really be entered in all of them.  My apologies.  (wince)  I’ve been distracted lately . . .  The contests run until the 12th, I think, so you should be okay.  If you missed them, here they are again:

Graphic Novel Reporter. Why I wanted to write a graphic novel.
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. Blood lust–how do you show an emotion?
Fantasy Book Critic. Rachel and Ivy–how they met.
Comic Beat. Team player? Loved it.

And the link to win Ivy’s boots . . . (rules, regs, how to enter)

The robin that nested on our porch is at it again, and we’ve got another batch of four eggs incubating.  Here’s hoping they have better luck this time.  I’ll have pictures after they hatch.  Right now, it’s not much different from the last photo of four eggs.  They look a bit bigger is all.


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Blog tour. We gots one!

As part of the celebration of BLOOD WORKs release this coming Tuesday, my publisher has arranged to give away a pair of those boots that Ivy is wearing on the cover.  (rules, regs, how to enter)  But we also have a blog tour!  I had no idea what a blog tour was until a few weeks ago, but basically it’s sneak peeks at some of the pages, and a little bit of rambling by me.  Each site is also giving away two signed copies of BLOOD WORK. (US residents only.  I’m really sorry.  I’m going to have a manic monday for my non US residents soon to try to make up for it.)

All you have to do is pop on over to the blogs, leave a comment to be in the running, and then go to the next to do the same.  You can enter at all four blogs.

Graphic Novel Reporter. Why I wanted to write a graphic novel.

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. Blood lust–how do you show an emotion?

Fantasy Book Critic. Rachel and Ivy–how they met.

Comic Beat. Team player? Loved it.

There’s your excitement for the day!  Me, I’m slogging through the page proofs for THE HOLLOWS INSIDER.  (My last chance to catch typos.) This is the first time I’ve seen it all together with the photos you guys sent, and all the graphic changes that production made to my messy attempts at formatting.  Wow, this thing is going to be fabulous. There’s a lot of me in this one, a lot of stretching.  I’m so lucky my publisher is as excited about it as me.  I can not wait for you guys to see what we’ve come up with.


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Win a pair of Dansko Penelope Knee-High Boots!

Ta-da!  I teased and I hinted, and now’s your chance to win a pair of butt-kicking boots that Ivy is wearing on the cover of BLOOD WORK.  My editor at Del Rey really went all out for this one, and for a few days to help celebrate the release of BLOOD WORK, (the first Hollows graphic novel) we are giving away one pair.  I am thrilled and I hope you take the time to enter over at suvudu.

I will also have several exclusive guest postings this week and next until BLOOD WORK hits the shelves talking about such sundry things as  why I wanted to write a graphic novel, how I wanted to show an emotion such as blood lust, the need to show Ivy and Rachel meeting, and what it was like to work in a team environment.  Soon as they go live, I’ll give you the heads up.  Topping it off is a trip out to San Diego for Comic Con as a guest of honor at the end of the month.  (my schedule) The only thing that could make this better is my feet in a pair of those boots as I hit the tarmac.  On second thought, they might be a bear to get through security . . .

To win these boots, either for yourself or a loved one, plus an autographed copy of the graphic novel. Here are the rules/regs/how to enter.

How To Enter

Enter by completing the electronic form at Suvudu.com at http://paranormal.suvudu.com/2012/05/giveaway-contest-win-these-amazing-boots.html.

This sweepstakes runs from 12:01 A.M. (EST) on July 5, 2011 to 11:59 P.M. (EST) on July 12, 2011. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor, and will not be returned or acknowledged. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete or misdirected entries.

Limit: one (1) entry per person (regardless of whether a person has more than one e-mail address) per e-mail address (regardless of whether more than one person uses the same e-mail address) for the duration of the Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute about entries submitted by multiple individuals using the same e-mail account, entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account used to enter the Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry. The authorized e-mail account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor is not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind, whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of the computer hardware, software, or any combinations thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems, or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled or delayed by computer transmission. Entries that are inaccurate, incomplete, illegible, lost, corrupted, received outside of entry deadlines or otherwise not in compliance with these official rules are void and will not be accepted. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.


This sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) over the age of 18 at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. Void where prohibited. Employees of Sponsor, Random House, Inc., its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter this sweepstakes.


One (1) winner will receive one (1) pair of Dansko Penelope Knee-High Boots plus an autographed copy of Blood Work by Kim Harrison (Approx. Retail Value: $243.00).

Five (5) winners will each receive one (1) autographed copy of Blood Work by Kim Harrison (Approx. Retail Value: $23.00). No transfer or substitution of the prize will be permitted, except by Sponsor. Any and all taxes on the prize will be the responsibility of the winners.


Winners will be chosen at random by July 15, 2011, from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. Winners will be notified by e-mail and will be required to confirm their address for mailing of the prize within five (5) business days.

Winners List

For the name of the winners, available after July 18, 2011, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by July 29, 2011 to Suvudu.com, c/o Random House Inc., 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.


By participating, entrants agree to abide by these official rules. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to publish, post online, or otherwise refer to the names of the winners in any and all forms and media throughout the world, and for any and all publicity or promotional purposes, without obligation or compensation, except where prohibited by law.

Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or in the operation of the Suvudu.com website or otherwise violating these rules. Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or modify the Sweepstakes if the Sweepstakes cannot be completed as planned because of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or technical failure of any kind

SPONSOR is Random House Inc., a New York corporation with its principal place of business at 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

Five runners-up will win an autographed copy of Blood Work.


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Graphic Novel Pages are up!

Not sure, exactly, if I’m working hard, or hardly working.  I did finally get through that chapter that I’d been working on since Thursday, but I also found out that my mom had been over to my house, said hi to the puppies, and then left, all without me knowing.  Mmmmm, not sure what to think of my mom stopping at the house, cracking open the back door, petting the dogs, and then leaving.  –laugh-  In all honesty, she did shout hello through the house.  I just didn’t hear her.

I’m working on putting up the prize pages from the upcoming BLOOD WORK this morning. You can see the pages up for grabs, here.  These are the “page proof” pages that I will sign and send to the winners of the photography contests that I have going.  They are very much frame-worthy, and I drooled over them when they landed on my desk.  Winner’s choice, so take a look!

I’m also starting to get pictures of paddlewheel boats, this morning, so I’ll have something to show you next Tuesday.  Yay!


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TBD is now KY

That is, Lexington, KY on the 26th!  I think the tour is pretty much set now apart from the PR that is going to go along with it.  This one is going to go PDQ.  (Way too many acronyms this morning.)

I took some time yesterday and built a new page at the website revolving around the summer release of the first Hollows graphic novel, BloodWork.  Most of it is old posts from the drama box, but seeing it all together, you get an idea how long it takes to put one of these together.  Enjoy.


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lettered pages

And at long last, after almost a year of talking about it, I’ve got a lettered page for the Hollows Graphic Novel for you to look at.  I picked this one to show you because it has the marvelous colors of the coming sunset that I’ve been enjoying.  There isn’t a lot of action in this page because it’s the first of a new chapter, and just like my regular prose, I usually take a bit of extra time to set the scene.  When writing, it’s about four paragraphs after an initial bit of dialog.  With a graphic novel, it seems to be an extra large panel.  I’m sure it will evolve, as everything does.  Enjoy!


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Graphic Novel Cover!!

The first Hollows graphic novel is due out July 12, 2011, and I finally have a cover to show you!  If you’ve not heard, this takes place in the golden year where Ivy and Rachel work together at the I.S.  Rachel is the intern, but you can imagine she’s not taking a back seat to her vampire partner.  This was done from Ivy’s point of view, and since Kisten was still alive during this time, we get to see him.  In a tub, no less.  -grin-  On a more personal note, I want those boots.


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