Jun 242011

I ended up in 6 giveaways/promotions this week, so it’s been busy. Misty Evans had a weeklong party at her Yahoo group to celebrate the release of Soul Survivor. It’s been a lot of fun. I’ve gotten to know Misty’s fans and a few other writers, and I gave away a few books. I’ve given away 3 books already this month for The Romance Reviews Sizzling Summer Reads, and on Wednesday I had a chat in their lounge. It was new for me. When it was the next author’s turn on Thursday, she gave away books. It dawned on me that I should’ve given away books, too. Next time I’ll know better.

But that’s not all. Evelyn at Paromantasy is celebrating her 1-year blogging anniversary with a Blogoversary Giveaway Bash! I heart Evie. She writes excellent reviews, and I’m not just saying that because so far she’s given each of my books 5 fangs. She has a great way of phrasing sentences. She could be a writer. She’s including all my books in her giveaway, and you have until June 31st to comment on my books or her other giveaway books to get a chance to win. Here are the links for her posts and reviews for Cattitude, Dead People, Dragon Blues, and even my short story The Seventh Dimension.

Coffeemugged is having The Great Indie Summer Read Giveaway. Dragon Blues is featured on Day 10. The giveaway runs until July 31st. She has over 100 books for giveaways. You can find the instructions here.

I did one last giveaway of Dead People at Book Reader Addicts’ Indie Author Bash. You only have until the end of today (June 24th) to comment and win either mine or 2 other indie books.

One more cool thing is that Dead People was featured at DailyCheapReads.co.UK today, and it’s now in the top 10 of Ghost and Gothics in Amazon UK Kindle books. 😎

A lot of my friends have new releases. I’ve been too busy to post about them, but plan to do it next week. The RWA National conference is next week. I won’t be going, so I should have more time to blog. Though some of my other stay-at-home writer friends have mentioned a party…

It’s hard to believe that June is almost gone. Every day flies by. How has your summer been?

Jun 012011

Not me, actually, though I like to think I have my sizzling moments. DRAGON BLUES is part of The Romance Reviews Sizzling Summer Reads Event! They have prizes, including a $50 Amazon gift card and much more. I’m giving away a copy of DRAGON BLUES. There are questions to be answered, which are easy to find. The answer for mine is in DRAGON BLUE’s blurb. But I’ll make it even easier. Lila killed 2 men before she meets the saxophone-playing, former dragon hero.

The event lasts through July, with more authors and giveaways. A question about DRAGON BLUES will be featured at TRR on June 9th and the 21st, too. On the 22nd, I’ll be chatting there. It should be fun.

I hope I’m sizzling this weekend, too. The Love is Brewing in Milwaukee conference starts on Friday and ends Sunday. I’m part of the conference committee and am in charge of the goody table. I was helping pack conference bags last Thursday, so I can tell you there are lots of goodies. I’ll be signing, too! Jody Allen is giving away a Kindle, and other ebook writers and I will give away ebooks to the winner. Anyone interested has to collect our autographs. The awesome Liz Kreger printed out trifolds that I made, using templates from trifolds she and Misty Evans sent me. I really like trifolds. They have room for excerpts, which are a great selling tool.

If you can make it to Wisconsin, you can still sign up! We have fabulous speakers: bestselling authors, plus editors and agents. The price is reasonable, and I’d love to see you. Besides Jody’s Kindle, 12 other writers and I are giving away the 3G Kindle. We’re donating a Cuddle with Kindle basket that also includes a Snuggie, wine, stuffed animals and more. I’m putting all my raffle tickets in it.

Are you sizzling about anything this summer?