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Week 4, ARC Giveaway: Trent, Al, Kisten, Ivy

***** UPDATE 5/6/21 ***** We have a winner for the fourth of ten ARC giveaways. Amy H. was lucky number 204 out of nearly 1000 entries, and she has already e-mailed me back to claim her ARC and freebie! Come back Friday for a new question to answer to enter the next giveaway! Congratulations, Amy! 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 letters over. 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?)

Sigh.

And because I like giving things away, if you email Tim your answer, you will be in the flash-giveaway for the next  ARC of Million Dollar Demon.  Want to enter? Here’s how this week!

AmericanDemon_FBImages_v2_CopyUsing 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 book beau or girl.) One entry per household please.

I will cut off entries at midnight, PST on Monday, May 3. 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 away two next week.

Out of the U.S? You can still enter. ARCs have no cash value, though they may get held up in customs forever. 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 15th. Even better, I finally got the ARCS from the publishers, and they are real, bound galleys that we’re used to. This is an extremely limited print run due to covid, 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, personalized copy, I have a list of my favorite stores. If you like your local store where they are, please consider ordering from them. Not just my book, but any book. If you want a signed-to-you copy, Nicola’s is our only outlet this year. (They also have signed mass markets of American Demon, which just came out!) You can find them at the same link. I will also have beautiful, signed book plates at Mysterious Galaxy, Murder by the Book, and the University Bookstore.

Kim’s Favorite Stores

–Kim

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Week 3, ARC Giveaway: Paper or Plastic?

***** UPDATE 4/27/21 ***** We have a winner for the third of ten ARC giveaways. Holly. was lucky number 1281 out of over 1400 entries, and she has already e-mailed me back to claim her ARC and freebie! Come back Friday for a new question to answer to enter the next giveaway! Congratulations, Holly! And thank you everyone who played along.

In celebration of earth day, I want to know, is your library primarily paper…or plastic? (electronic) And because I like giving things away, if you email Tim your answer, you will be in the flash-giveaway for a bound-manuscript ARC of Million Dollar Demon. (My library is strictly paper simply because I enjoy the tactile touch and need to break from the screen when relaxing.) Want to enter? Here’s how this week!

bookplate

Bookplates available with purchase at Mysterious Galaxy, Murder by the Book, and University Book Store

Using an email you have access to for the next five days, email Tim at <coldtoastwritingsllc@comcast.net>  Put “Paper or Plastic” in the subject line so we know you’re entering the contest. In the email, tell me if you have more paper books in your possession at this very second, or electronic. (Tell me here as well to help boost shares and get you some bonus points–which get you nothing except the chance to brag about your library.) One entry per household please.

I will cut off entries at midnight, PST on Monday, April 26. I will announce the winner on Tuesday morning, AND email them for the address they want me to mail the bound manuscript 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 away two next week.

Out of the U.S? You can still enter. ARCs have no cash value, though they may get held up in customs forever. 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 15th. To clarify, these are bound manuscript ARCS, not the soft-cover, book-like ARCS we are used to. As far as I know, there will only be ten of these in existence. End of story. Boom!

Good luck!

If you want to skip the chaos and pre-order a signed, personalized copy, I have a list of my favorite stores. If you like your local store where they are, please consider ordering online from them. Not just my book, but any book. If you want a signed-to-you copy, Nicola’s is our only outlet this year. You can find them at the same link. I will have beautiful, signed book plates at Mysterious Galaxy, Murder by the Book, and the University Bookstore.

Kim’s Favorite Stores

–Kim

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Mysterious Galaxy event

Yesterday was San Diego for Guy and myself, with a signing out at one of my favorite independent stores, Mysterious Galaxy.  Patrick had the fabulous idea of gathering up EVERYONE at the signing for a huge family photo outside their new store front, and I of course, was all over that!  The roadies got to be up front with me, and we smiled until our cheeks hurt!  If I posted this right, you should be able to click the photo to go to a high res copy to snag it for yourself.  I left lots of signed copies, so if you’re interested, give them a call! They ship worldwide. ((858) 268-4747)  More pictures are here

Tonight I’m at another of my favorite stores, Borderlands out in San Francisco.  Both Borderlands and Mysterious Galaxy are one of the first stores that my publisher sent me out to when the Hollows started gaining momentum, and they are always a treat to speak in.  I can’t wait to see how the new cafe at Borderlands.  I’ve been hearing about its possibility for what seems like ages, and I’m looking forward to talking in the new area.

Also, if you are not aware of it yet, the joint signing with Patricia Briggs that is coming up this Wednesday will be live streamed.  I’ve got a link to it here, but it might be a good idea to check in and make sure your machine is talking to Harpers before the event and it gets busy.  I seem to remember we crashed the system last time.  -laugh-  Live Streaming Event

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Weekend signings of A Perfect Blood


Mental note.  When in Denver, ask for a humidifier in the room.  OMGosh, you guys pay for that beautiful air.  I’m as uncomfortable right now as Jenks wearing polyester.  -laugh-    But after yesterday’s event in LA at Dark Delicacies, (which went great, by the way) Guy and I are back down to sea level and I’m soaking in the warmth and higher humidity.  Ahhhh.  I am truly a topical bug, doing best with warm, humid weather that you find at the beach.  I will just have to live with that curse.


Someday I’ll tell you about the unexpected snags this tour has heaped upon Guy and I, but in everything you can find a sparkle of good happenstance, and when fate put us in the back of the plane with rude people that we ended up laughing at, we were graced with clear skies over the Rocky Mountains.

 Beautiful!

Tattered Cover, Denver CO

Dark Delicacies and Tattered Cover are two of the few genre stores that are known in the industry to have been a part of its development, being a fixture in the past and hopefully the future.  It’s independents like these that make these tours possible, little islands of what used to be common, alert to change and welcoming it so as to keep moving forward and basically alive and thriving.

Dark Delicacies, Burbank CA (LA)

Like all independents, Dark Delicacies and Tattered Cover work hard at keeping their cliental happy, often knowing patrons by their first name and exactly what they like to read.  They know how to run a successful event, and I’m always sorry to not have more time to spend with the hands-on owners/operators, but even so, I can tell when someone has their heart in what they do, and both Dark Delicacies and the Tattered Cover are such stores.  The signings there this Friday and Saturday were fabulous, and I finally have photos up after Guy’s and my whirlwind air flight extravaganza on Saturday.  🙂

Tattered Cover
Dark Delicacies

Tonight, I’ll be at another such independent store in San Diego.  I’ll be honest.  Mysterious Galaxy is probably my favorite of such movers-and-shakers in the industry.  I think it’s because it was one of the first stores that my publisher sent me to, all the way across the US and four time zones where they welcomed me as if I had something to say worth hearing.  It has been interesting to see how both “Kim Harrison World” and Mysterious Galaxy have changed in the last five years or so.  Dude, if you don’t keep swimming, you sink. It’s a good thing we both think the water is fine.  🙂

Hope to see some of you there tonight!

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