Lynn Viehl Kyndred Giveaway

I loved Lynn Viehl’s Darkyn series and so I wasn’t surprised at all that I enjoyed Shadowlight too, the spinoff “Kyndred” series.  I absolutely loved Rowan’s sharp wit in Shadowlight, so I can’t wait to see how her story unfolds in Dreamveil (I keep typing Dreamviehl ha ha).  Plus, what a gorgeous cover!

So to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, I’m giving away a copy of both Shadowlight and Dreamveil.  This contest is open to anyone on the planet, whether you’ve won anything from me before.  I do not retain your name or information after the contest is over. 

To enter, comment on this post and tell me your favorite Lynn Viehl book, or drop me an e-mail at joelysueburkhart AT gmail DOT com to throw your name in the hat.  The contest will close on Monday, May 31st at midnight CST, and the winner will be announced on Tuesday. 

Conn Writes a Poem

Never seen anywhere else, an exclusive poem written by the sexiest English professor alive, Dr. Connagher himself!  Check out his response to “Lecture vs. Teach” over on Susi’s blog and wish her a happy blogoversary while you’re at it, for a chance to win a free e-copy of Dear Sir, I’m Yours or an advance e-ARC of The Bloodgate Guardian, releasing June 14 from Carina Press.

St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway

Here’s my green!  The monsters were running around frantically tonight looking for cool and interesting things to wear to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow at school, and that reminded me that I’d planned to do a giveaway here on the blog.

Up for grabs:  signed print copy of Dear Sir, I’m Yours, which won’t release until April 1st. 

To enter, simply comment on this post (thru midnight Thursday, 3/18 CST) about what you’re reading right now or just throw your name in the hat.  Anyone on the planet can enter, even if you’ve won something from me before.  I’ll announce the winner Friday when I post the long-awaited Vicki snippet in Victor’s office that I was tormenting you about last week.

Me, I’m reading Shutter Island on my iPhone.

Read an E-Book Week

In honor of Read an E-Book Week, everything is 20% off at Drollerie Press

Don’t forget I have lots of Free Reads on this site as well as downloadable excerpts which you may enjoy.  But to fully celebrate ebooks, I want to give away a copy of any book in my backlist.  Just comment on this post to enter.  Friday, I’ll announce a winner when I post a new Vicki snippet.

I’m celebrating read an e-book week by downloading a copy of Monica Jackson’s latest, Charm Me Baby, available at Red Rose Publishing.

Launch Vicki’s Line Contest

I need your help!

If you’ve been reading Vicki’s snippets the past few weeks, you know that she’s trying to launch her own fashion line in Dallas, TX.  I have the event planned for the unveiling, and I know exactly how she’ll promote the line on VCONN, Victor’s (her brother) risque cable channel that is featured in his book, Hurt Me So Good (unofficial title), but I have one big problem.

I don’t know the NAME of her line.

Is it just her name?  A special V?  I don’t think so.  The V is special to Victor, very crucial to his story, so I don’t want to over do it.  I want something special to VICKI, that’s allll hers.  It should help me tell her story and reveal another facet of her character.

Obviously, this name is very important, and so far, I’m drawing a blank. 

That’s where you guys come in.  After reading the snippets, what would you name Vicki’s fashion line? 

Comment on this post as many times as you like.  I’ll take each name and pool them together, and on April 1st, I’ll pick one for a prize: a signed copy of Dear Sir, I’m Yours, the beginning of the Connagher stories. 

If one of you really nails the line’s name and I end up using it in Vicki’s story, I’ll thank you in the dedication, assuming of course, that Vicki is someday contracted.  I’ll also give you a free e-copy of Victor’s book when it’s released, a signed copy of Victor’s print book when it’s released, and the same for Vicki’s book (again, assuming it’s contracted).  Whew!  Edited to add:  and of course, I’ll send you a signed copy of Dear Sir, I’m Yours, too, and hook you up with an electronic version if you don’t have it.

This contest is open to anyone on the planet, even if you’ve won something from me before.

Giveaway: Larissa Ione and Stephanie Tyler


Congratulations to Larissa and Stephanie for their book releases today!  It’s no secret that I love the Demonica series (I made the kids wait to go into The Dixie Stampede last year until I could finish the book!!), and I’ve got Jake’s book sitting on my shelf, begging to be read, so what better way to celebrate than to give a few good books away?

Comment on this post to enter or e-mail me once at joelysueburkhart AT before midnight CST Thursday, Jan. 28th.  I’ll announce the winner Friday.  Anyone on the planet may enter, even if you’ve won something from me before, and I do not retain your names/e-mail addresses after the contest is over.

Find Gregar: Initial Winner

While I regret that we haven’t found Gregar yet, I did promise an initial winner, selected from everyone who sent me a link by Dec. 31st.  That winner is:  Charlene.

Charlene, please contact me joelysueburkhart AT gmail DOT com and let me know which online book retailer you’d like to use for your $20 gift certificate.

Thank you for the links you’ve sent me so far and PLEASE, keep them coming!  I really want to find him!

Find Gregar Contest: Update

Wow, the end of the year is just around the corner.  It slipped up on me with all the holiday preparations.  Have you been looking for Gregar?  So far, I’ve only had a few people send me ideas, so your chances of winning the $20 gift certificate are very very good!

Here are a few of the ideas I’ve received.  What do you think?  Do you see Gregar in any of these?


Photo2 (I don’t know that I’ll be able to use this one, but like the kilt!)

Stefan Schwarze (see him on a Christine Feehan cover)

Personally, I don’t think these are him, but if one calls to you, let me know in comments!