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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. 

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Coyote Con Live

The website is live and we’ve also got a tentative schedule.  I’m so thrilled that Lynn Viehl, aka Paperback Writer, will be taking questions from the SF/SFR panel and blogging her answers later in the month!  Also Heather Massey and Nathalie Gray will be talking about Steampunk!  woot!

It’s going to be such a great month!

I turned in the blurb sheet for Victor tonight and finished a late critique.  All the MayNoWriMo and Coyote Con stuff has totally derailed me — so it’s a good thing I took the whole month off!  I may not actually get much writing done in May, either, not with all the moderations, guest blog coordination, etc. but it’ll totally be worth it.

I already know what my MayNoWriMo goal will be:  a complete synopsis for Maya #2.  More posts will come this next week about what I need to do to make that goal happen.

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Shadowlight Giveaway

Everybody should already know that I love Lynn Viehl and how much I enjoyed Shadowlight in particular.  The science aspect in this new spin of the Darkyn series was particularly interesting, and I can’t wait to see how Rowan’s book unfolds.

Since today is the “official” release of Shadowlight (although it’s been shipping for at least a few days), I thought I’d do a giveaway!  Simply comment on this post about your favorite Lynn Viehl book.  If you haven’t read her yet–WHY NOT?!?–simply throw your name in the hat.  I’ll accept comments through midnight CST Thursday, Oct. 8th and announce the winner Friday morning.

This giveaway is open to anyone on the planet, even if you’ve won something from me before.  I’ll ship anywhere on the planet, too, although if you’d rather have an electronic version, I’ll supply an e-certificate to the online bookstore of your choice.

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Shadowlight by Lynn Viehl

I’ve been hooked on Lynn Viehl’s books ever since I read an ARC of If Angels Burn years ago, so I’m thrilled to read her new twist on the Darkyn universe.  Shadowlight kicks off a new “Takyn” series, but does have cross-over characters from the Darkyn books I know and love. 

There are a lot of new characters introduced, out of necessity to set up the new world.  Hang in there, don’t be discouraged by the large cast, and trust Lynn’s magic.  The “monster” created in this book is terrifically horrible and all the little hints and pieces definitely come together in one wild ride at the end. 

Since Evermore involved poetry, I wrote a sonnet for PBW back in 2007 — unfortunately, it was lost when I moved my blog.  So I thought I’d write a new one!

In shadowlight’s grim, unflinching hold,
Secret shadows are seared by truth’s clear light.
Crimes and horrors, hidden darkness untold,
Bared to Jessa’s weary soul without invite.
She hides alone, untouched and unloved;
Until GenHance tracks her through her special gift.
To save her from torture, Mattias steals his beloved–
Tho she knows him not, and her distrust comes swift.
In shadowlight, Jessa sees his frozen past:
A blizzard storm and centuries of barren ice.
He tells her so many horror tales she’s left aghast–
While their physical connection attempts to entice.
If GenHance gains her shadowlight sight,
Their engineered soldiers will the world ablight.