Get Shamrocked this St. Patrick’s Day! Enter my giveaway to win a Celtic set of nail art from Color Street and signed print copies of Their Vampire Queen (3 books – though I’ll switch out for Rook when it’s available if you already have Knights).
My friend Angela Campell is making a new cover for my novella, Nightgazer, that was originally part of our Here Be Magicboxed set. I’d like to write more in this world (especially now that I’m self-publishing for the foreseeable future) but I don’t have a series name.
I’ll paste the blurb below. If you have a series title idea, please leave it in comments. If I use your title, I’ll give you a $25 gift certificate to any online book retailer of your choice!
A princess on the run with a secret gift. A grumpy wizard stripped of his power. Can she heal him in time to save her throne?
Matilda, the Twenty Third Princess and youngest daughter of the Tyrant, flees the castle in the dead of the night after the Tyrant’s death. Hoping to survive her murderous half-siblings’ fight for the throne, she hides in the furthest corner of the realm she can find. Unfortunately, the infamous wizard once chained as the queen’s pleasure slave had the exact same plan.
Tormented by guilt for his part in his mentor’s death and stripped of his power by the queen, Oyrin Nightgazer plots revenge and hopes to restore the Wellspring–the source of all wizards’ power–that was tainted by his betrayal. The princess bears a massive bulls-eye on her back, but with his help, she might be able to stand against the evil queen and her daughter. Assuming he remains sane long enough, and Matilda doesn’t try to enslave him again.
Because with a wizard at her feet… She would be the mightiest queen the realm has ever seen.
As I was straightening my office for the New Year, I realized I’ve been moving a giant box back and forth across the floor ever since we moved to this house 1 1/2 years ago. Every time I have a call for the Evil Day Job, KoKo takes the opportunity to gnaw on the box, so it looks like a pack of rats have been chewing on it. (The box only – the books are fine!)
These books are my previous RT convention hauls. Some of them are signed, which makes it doubly hard to part with them! But I’ve finally faced the fact that I’m not going to read them. I just don’t read print any longer and I need the space. I’m so busy, either running to pick someone up in the car, waiting in line, etc. that I always read on my phone, or if I’m lucky, one of the two Kindles we have (the monsters like them too).
So I decided to give these print books away. I have plenty for TWO priority boxes and each box will have at least one signed Lorelei James book. There’s mysteries, historicals, paranormal, etc. I’m sure I still have some swag (from many authors), so I’ll throw in some of that too if you’d like.
To enter, you must be a subscriber to my newsletter. Easy instructions will be included on how to enter (I don’t want to randomly draw a name and pick an electronic book reader like me).
The next newsletter will go out Feb. 8th (Two Cuts Darker release date), so sign up if you’d like a chance to win!
Up next: something to help the NaNoWriMo-ers or anyone who likes to color. Adult coloring books are all the rage and I’ve bought several myself. I do like to color – but I’m not sure that it’s “relaxing” for me personally. We’ll see. I keep trying new patterns and markers/pencils to see what I prefer.
This giveaway includes:
Color Your Stories: looks so interesting but I haven’t had a chance to play with my copy yet. Coloring pages are mixed with blank pages for your story and character notes as you doodle.
This week, I’d like to offer a $25 gift certificate to any online book retailer. To enter, I’d like to you recommend an unusual hero name you’ve always wanted to see in a romance novel. Post on this blog post as often as you wish (multiple entries allowed).
To celebrate my first Christmas story release–The Billionaire’s Christmas Bargain–I’ll be giving away several small items over the next six weeks as little “gifts” to you. Of course I’ll do some gift certificates too, but personally, I love handmade items. I’ve got a crocheted scarf I made, some small journals, and who knows what else! Note that some giveaways will be exclusive to my newsletter subscribers, so sign up!
Up first, I’m going to giveaway a small (<20 page) journal I made. I bought digital papers from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden and Tsunami Rose, mixed with some Paris-themed washi tape, and some digital raven postcards I bought several years ago. I printed them out on card stock paper and cut them apart by hand, so these are far from perfect–but I think that gives the pages their charm. The journal is tied together with waxed cord and this particular journal has a little pocket inside with raven stamps.
To win this journal, comment on this blog post with your favorite Christmas book or movie. I’ll draw one name from the commenters on Sat. November 7th. I’ll ship the journal anywhere on the planet, and I’ll also offer a free download of any book from my backlist, including The Billionaire’s Christmas Bargain if you haven’t picked it up already.
If you love BDSM, stop by Smutketeers this week for tons of great prizes, interviews, and notes from some of the biggest BDSM authors around, including Joey Hill, Eden Bradly, and many more! I’m incredibly honored to be included.