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Trouble With The Cursed ARC giveaway

***** UPDATE 5/27/22 ***** Chris and Lynn have won the two ARC giveaways. Come back Friday for a new question to answer to enter the next giveaway! Congratulations, Chris and Lynn! And thank you everyone who played along.

Carrie and Kell won the first two ARCs. But you have another chance to win it before it’s available!

Here’s how you enter:

Using an email you have access to for the next five days, email Tim at <coldtoastwritingsllc@comcast.net>  Put “Favorite UF flick” in the subject line so we know you’re entering the contest. In the email, tell me your favorite Urban fantasy TV series or movie. (Tell me here as well for bonus points–which get you nothing except the chance to brag about your fav.) One entry per household please. (Unfortunately, I can no longer support making these available out of the U.S. due to sky rocking postal fees. Seriously, it is totally out of control. I’m a little ticked off about it, and it sucks.)

I will cut off entries at midnight, PST on Monday, May 23. 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 it away with the other two next week.

ARCs have no cash value, and 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!

Don’t want to try your luck? Nicola’s is offering signed-to-you books. (order here) Purchased books will be shipped before the live event at Nicola’s on the 17th.

Yes, in addition to two virtual events, I have snagged ONE IN STORE SIGNING this year!!! Come out and see me June 17th. Due to long Covid policies, it won’t be a typical event with Q&A and pictures, but you can ask me questions at the signing desk. Nicolas is asking that everyone register with evenbright (link here) so they can call small batches up at a time to prevent a crowd and give you more time to shop. It will be outside in good weather, inside if not.

I can’t wait to see you!

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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?)

Sigh.

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

–Kim

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Cover reveal: Trouble With The Cursed

A visual feast for the eyes, the new Hollows cover! Ta-da! You have no idea how hard it has been to sit on this for as long as I have. I absolutely adore the pops of magic and and her hand poised as if signing a glyph. And then there’s her expression. (Happy sigh.) I hope you like it as much as I do. Look for it on June 14, but pre-ordering helps get around the current issues of paper, transport, and personnel. You don’t want to be sitting on June 14 without a book! (At least I hope you don’t…)

Trouble with the Cursed, June 14, 2022

As for the release, I know you have questions.

Yes, it will be coming out in audio and e-book the same day the HC drops, (June 14) Our intention is that Ms. Gavin will be reading it if schedules mesh properly.

Yes, I am again partnering with Nicolas to provide signed-to-you, personalized copies. I’ve worked for years with these people, and they truly try very hard to get your book to you on the drop-date. (link below)

No, I do not know if there will be any in-person signings and won’t for a while. I’m hopeful that I will be able to do at least a local signing at Nicolas, but I haven’t talked seriously with them about it because everything depends upon the state of the world.

Yes, you can pre-order now, from Nicolas or your favorite independent or big-box store, which might not be a bad idea as publishers use preorders to decide the initial print run, and with paper, personnel, and shipping being what they are, sooner is better than later.

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Cover reveal, day 3: Trouble With The Cursed

New cover for the Hollows–almost! I’ll have it for you in it’s untwisted glory tomorrow, but for today, hints of magic swirling around Rachel. I truly love this cover, and I hope you do as well!

Trouble with the Cursed, June 14, 2022

As for the release, I know you have questions.

Yes, it will be coming out in audio and e-book the same day the HC drops, (June 14) Our intention is that Ms. Gavin will be reading it if schedules mesh properly.

Yes, I am again partnering with Nicolas to provide signed-to-you, personalized copies. I’ve worked for years with these people, and they truly try very hard to get your book to you on the drop-date. (link below)

No, I do not know if there will be any in-person signings and won’t for a while. I’m hopeful that I will be able to do at least a local signing at Nicolas, but I haven’t talked seriously with them about it because everything depends upon the state of the world.

Yes, you can pre-order now, from Nicolas or your favorite independent or big-box store, which might not be a bad idea as publishers use preorders to decide the initial print run, and with paper, personnel, and shipping being what they are, sooner is better than later.

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Day 2: Trouble With The Cursed cover reveal

Yesterday I gave you a very twisted version of the next Hollows book, Trouble with the Cursed, showing you the color pallet. Today, I untwist it a little more to show you a hint of Rachel’s face. (Full cover on Friday!)

Trouble with the Cursed, June 14, 2022

As for the release, I know you have questions.

Yes, it will be coming out in audio and e-book the same day the HC drops, (June 14) Our intention is that Ms. Gavin will be reading it if schedules mesh properly.

Yes, I am again partnering with Nicolas to provide signed-to-you, personalized copies. I’ve worked for years with these people, and they truly try very hard to get your book to you on the drop-date. (link below)

No, I do not know if there will be any in-person signings and won’t for a while. I’m hopeful that I will be able to do at least a local signing at Nicolas, but I haven’t talked seriously with them about it because everything depends upon the state of the world.

Yes, you can pre-order now, from Nicolas or your favorite independent or big-box store, which might not be a bad idea as publishers use preorders to decide the initial print run, and with paper, personnel, and shipping being what they are, sooner is better than later.

I’ll have another, more-put-together look tomorrow!

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Trouble With The Cursed cover reveal: Day 1

My editor surprised me with an absolutely gorgeous cover for the next Hollows book, my surprise being the timing, not how beautiful it is, and because I am the Queen of Delayed Gratification, I’m going to give it to you piecemeal over the next couple of days (full cover on Friday!) As you can see, we are going with a new color pallet this time. Gold! (Which is about how you guys have made me feel.) We also get to see Rachel’s face. 😉

Trouble with the Cursed, June 14, 2022

As for the release, I know you have questions.

Yes, it will be coming out in audio and e-book the same day the HC drops, (June 14) Our intention is that Ms. Gavin will be reading it if schedules mesh properly.

Yes, I am again partnering with Nicolas to provide signed-to-you, personalized copies. I’ve worked for years with these people, and they truly try very hard to get your book to you on the drop-date. (link below)

No, I do not know if there will be any in-person signings and won’t for a while. I’m hopeful that I will be able to do at least a local signing at Nicolas, but I haven’t talked seriously with them about it because everything depends upon the state of the world.

Yes, you can pre-order now, from Nicolas or your favorite independent or big-box store, which might not be a bad idea as publishers use preorders to decide the initial print run, and with paper, personnel, and shipping being what they are, sooner is better than later.

I’ll have another, more-put-together look tomorrow!

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