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It’s Giveaway Time!

As I was going through my books after all the outdoor events I did in July, I discovered a few that didn’t quite survive the rain and constant transportation. A few water stains and crinkles pages here, a folded cover there. These books are no longer pretty enough to be sold for full price, but is that any reason to cast them to the curb? NO! So I’m giving them away! Over the next couple of months, keep your eye here, on my newsletter, or on my Facebook page to see what books are up for grabs. While open, click the link to head to the Rafflecopter giveaway
This month: enter to win a signed copy of Evensong, book 1 of the Meratis Trilogy! If you haven’t already, dive into Andvell, a world of magic, dragons, and characters who will capture your heart.

After you’ve entered, head on over to my Facebook page and share your “shelfie” in the comments of the giveaway post!

The winner will be chosen on August 23. Good luck!

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A Gothic Wednesday WIPpet

That’s right! For at least one week, I’m jumping onto the WW team* to share some lines from one of my current projects.

At the moment, I’m slogging through the last draft of Blightlore before it’s shipped off to my editor next week, which means everything else is on hold. Which means no progress on Song of the Blackbird. Which makes me sad, because I’m really enjoying Blackbird. It’s a new tone and atmosphere, giving me the opportunity to stretch my literary fiction muscles as well as my entertainment fiction.

2015-08-01 10.04.10Crowley, the imp familiar I adopted from Steamdragon Studio, is my companion for this draft, so no doubt you’ll be seeing pictures of him floating around this blog, my Facebook page … my Twitter account … on the table beside me at the coffee shop when I venture outside into the real world…

So as it’s been a while since I participated in this weekly tradition, I figure I’ll start at the beginning and share the very first paragraph, introducing the hero of our gothic tale, Mr. Sebastian Harkens:

No one seeing Sebastian Harkens arrive in town that foggy November morning would have thought him a healthy man. His charcoal gray suit hung loose on his wide shoulders, the black shirt open at the collar to reveal the pale skin of his neck where it disappeared under the sooty black stubble on his chin. Waves of thick black hair curled over his forehead and down around his ears, wild and neglected, and the dark circles bruising his eyes suggested sleep had long forsaken him. Without exchanging a word with him, anyone would know this shadow of a man had developed out of a tragic story. Now he had arrived at my father’s bed and breakfast, and, for the life of me, I couldn’t guess why.

There you go – the first and earliest of sneak peeks. If there’s interest, I’ll share another one next week. I’m too excited about Blackbird to want to keep it to myself.

If you want more updates about this project, and Blightlore, and book 3 of the Cadis Trilogy, and to enter to win a signed copy of a book of your choice, and get the first look of the beautiful Blightlore cover, and have the opportunity to be added to my early review reader list, and get free short stories I plan to start throwing into the world every once in a while, then you should sign up for my newsletter before August 15! Even if it’s after the 15th, you might miss the giveaway and the cover reveal, but the other offers will still be available, so come and join the fun!

*Thanks, as always, to K.L. Schwengel for hosting the WIPpeteers.

August Giveaway!

Another giveaway? Really? YES! Can I promise a giveaway every single month? Maybe not — more because I’m forgetful than that I don’t want to — but it’s summer and people are away and looking to relax, and that strikes me as a great time to offer free stuff.

Last month I ran a Rafflecopter giveaway and was so happy at all the entries that came in. This month I’m doing something a little different and running the giveaway through my newsletter. On August 15, 2015, I’ll pick a name at random from everyone who’s signed up for a free signed copy of a book of your choice (of mine, of course. I COULD sign a copy of someone else’s if you really wanted me to, but that might be a little odd).

As an added bonus of signing up for the newsletter, on the day I announce the winner, I’ll also be revealing the stunning, gorgeous, breathtaking cover of Blightlore, Book 2 of the Cadis Trilogy. Check out this teaser – you’re already amazed, right? Can Jeff Brown BE any more talented?*
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As if that weren’t enough for one newsletter, I’ll also be extending an offer to my mailing list to join my review list! As thanks, you’ll get a free e-book of your choice (if there are any you’re missing), and, going forward, free advance copies of all my books in exchange for honest reviews. With Blightlore expected to be released November 2015, barring any major delays, that would get you started soon!

So if you’re not signed up yet, now’s the time! I promise not to spam you with news about my cat — unless I get overwhelming demands to show you pictures of this face:

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Instead, you’ll get early excerpts, cover reveals, release information, giveaways, *takes breath* promotions, and maybe the odd short story. So help me spread the word and sign up for your chance to win! Good luck!

*If you read that in Chandler Bing’s voice, give yourself a high-five from me.

It’s My Birthday…

… and I’ll give away free stuff if I want to!

CoverAs a thank you to my loyal readers, promo-sharers, cheerleaders, and friends and family who are stuck with me, I want to give back on my birthday this year. So I decided to run a Rafflecopter giveaway for TWO signed copies of Venn’s main character debut: BLOODLORE!

With simple tasks of following this blog, signing up for my newsletter, and tweeting about the giveaway, you can gain entries to win. The contest opens on Friday and runs until July 14, at which point the two winners will be chosen.

I’m also at the point of trying to come up with new and creative ideas to get the word out about the Andvell Saga. I’m currently considering a new Twitter account run by the Andvell characters, and a launch party for the Cadis trilogy, online and in-person simultaneously, with raffles and swag and maybe some extra contributions from any local artists who are looking to get their name out there (*wink wink, nudge nudge* is that you?) So if you have any ideas, if there’s anything you want to see more of, I am open to suggestion and would love to hear from you!

Best of luck in the giveaway!