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Black Friday Giveaway

Barbara Vey -- November 29th, 2013

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Now I wonder how many of you are out there shopping for Black Friday.  I really don’t have anything I want that badly, but I do check out all of the sales.  I’m saving myself for small business Saturday and I’ve finally seen my first ad for a sale on books.  I did get some audio books on sale yesterday.  They are sold oldies, but goodies and I love listening to books I’ve already read.  It’s like revisiting old friends.

Well, here’s one place you don’t have to spend money today to get some great stuff.  It’s the Black Friday Giveaway.  Authors are giving away free books to anyone commenting about their favorite genre of books.  Do you love romance, fantasy, thrillers, mysteries, sci-fi, contemporary, historical, western, paranormal or something else?  Please include whether you are a US reader or International reader.

Prizes:

Lori Austin – Autographed set of- Beauty and the Bounty Hunter An Outlaw in Wonderland

Tonya Kappes - A GHOSTLY UNDERTAKING signed print copy, Keeper Kase set, and bag full of author swag.

Cynthia D’Alba – 1. Digital copy of Texas Two Step AND Texas Two Step: The Prequel on one person. 2. Bag of swag (postcards, keychain, magnet, jar opener and bookmarks) to one person

Luann McLane –  a copy of Whisper’s Edge and Christmas on Main Street. (2 of each)

Dianna Love –  Signed copy of Kiss The Enemy, book 4 in the Slye Temp romantic suspense series plus a Keeper Kase® loaded with signed cover cards.

Donna MacMeans –  The Casanova Code (2 winners)

J.M. Madden –  2 print book of Embattled Hearts and 2 free download of Embattled Minds. (2 winners)

Siobhan MacKenzie - The entire ‘His Man…’ series to date — includes ‘His Man Friday’, ‘His Man Saturday’, and ‘His Man Sunday’ (3 winners)

Chloe Neill –  BITING COLD, HOUSE RULES, and BITING BAD UK editions plus swag. (3 winners)

Blythe Gifford –  The Witch Finder

Travis Richardson –  Paperback copy of Lost In Clover. (International, 2 winners)

Anna Sugden –  A Perfect Distraction – and Cadbury’s chocolate (2 prize packs, International)

Sheila Roberts –  A set of Sheila books: Better Than Chocolate, What She Wants & Merry Ex-mas (3 winners)

Caren Crane –  Kick Start (Cross Springs, Book 1) e-book (4 winners)

Susan Sey –  TASTE FOR TROUBLE (print or Kindle) KISS THE GIRL (print or Kindle) MONEY, HONEY (print only) MONEY SHOT (print only)

Tawny Weber-  Naughty Christmas Nights (3 winners)

Robyn Peterman –  e-copy Fashionably Dead e-copy How Hard Can It Be? (4 copies of each)

Jeanne Adams –  A Dark and Dangerous Gift package – Deadly Little Secrets, Dark and Deadly, coffee, chocolate and a Starbucks Mug (2 winners)

Sarah Morgan - signed copies of Sleigh Bells in the Snow (2 winners)

 Mark David Gerson – The MoonQuest: The Q’ntana Trilogy, Book I

Cora Cade –  E-book (any format) of Morning Light by Cora Cade (2 winners)

Abigail Keam – Death By A HoneyBee and By Drowning

Joanne Rock –  Advance copy of MY SECRET FANTASIES (Harlequin Blaze, January 2014), the sequel to MY DOUBLE LIFE (5 winners)

 J. K. Rock –  A fun YA contemporary romance, CAMP BOYFRIEND plus book swag including a Camp Boyfriend mini flashlight and friendship bracelet

Evonne Wareham –  Never Coming Home (International)

Tiffinie Helmer –  EDGE 1st book in Romance of the Edge Novel (5 print books US and 5 ebooks International)

Marguerite Kaye - Bundle of two print copies of: Rumors that Ruined a Lady Scandalous Regency Christmas (anthology, currently only available in the UK) box of hand made chocolates and a tea towel to go with each set. (International)

Kay Stockham –  5 audio books of THE CRASH BEFORE CHRISTMAS (5 audio books via audible codes – international must be able to use codes)

Shawntelle Madison –  3 copies of Bitten by Treachery and 3 copies of Bitten by Deceit (6 winners) International

 

Eileen Dreyer –  ONCE A RAKE (3 winners) International

 

Lynn Cahoon –  The Bull Rider’s Brother

 

Jennifer Jakes –  2 eBooks each of RAFE’S REDEMPTION and EDEN’S SIN (International)

 

Tracy Solheim –  Signed copies of my books Game On and Foolish Games.

 

Ava March –  ebook of All In with the Duke (Regency M/M erotic romance), epub format.

 

Vivi Anna –  One ebook copy of Unraveled box set.

International where ebooks can be gifted

 

Tawny Stokes –  Supernatural Six box set, ebook only

International where ebooks can be gifted

 

Jenn LeBlanc - The Rake And The Recluse : REDUX full illustrated ebook (4 Winners) gifted through Amazon, Kindle, or Smashwords wherever gifts can be received.

 

Brenda Novak – Autographed paperback copy of Take Me Home for Christmas (2 winners)

 

Jeannie Lin –  Autographed copy of The Lotus Palace

 

Diane Capri-  Get Back Jack (ebook only)

International where ebooks can be gifted

 

Dana Marton –  DEATHTRAP via Amazon (International)

 

Angie Fox –  Signed copy of My Big Fat Demon Slayer Wedding (print)

 

Monica Murphy-  Print copy of One Week Girlfriend (International)

Vicky Dreiling –  1 complete set of author’s books RTC cards $25 Amazon card

 

Patricia Thayer-  one copy of THE COWBOY SHE COULDN’T FORGET one copy of PROPOSAL AT THE LAZY S RANCH (International)

 

Barbara Bettis –  A copy of my debut medieval romance, SILVERHAWK. (ebook for international winner.)

 

Donna Grant –  signed copy of: Midnight’s Temptation Midnight’s Promise (2 winners International)

 

Kieran Kramer –  SAY YES TO THE DUKE (3 winners)

 

Tracy Garrett –  Trade-size paperback of the Christmas Anthology “Wishing For a Cowboy.” (2 winners)

 

Toni Blake-  Autographed copies of Toni’s holiday book, HOLLY LANE and her classic, THE RED DIARY.

 

Lily Everett -  A Sanctuary Island beach tote, with a signed copy of SANCTUARY ISLAND!

 

Nicky Penttila –  A trade paperback edition of my historical romance, A Note of Scandal, with suitable accompaniments.

 

Lexi Post –  1 Venetian mask made in Italy ebook copy of MASQUE

 

Suzanne Enoch –  Two copies of RULES OF AN ENGAGEMENT signed by the author.

 

Julia London-  A signed copy of THE SEDUCTION OF LADY X.

 

Karen Hawkins-  Signed copy of HOW TO ENTICE AN ENCHANTRESS.

 

Barbara O’Neal-  Signed copy of THE GARDEN OF HAPPY ENDINGS.

 

Collette Cameron-  Highlander’s Hope (ebook) 1 copy The Viscount’s Vow (ebook, International)

 

Lark O’Neal –  An e-book copy of RANDOM, the debut new adult novel from Lark O’Neal. (2 winners)

 

Cheryl Bolen –  Marriage of Inconvenience 2 print copies, Falling for Frederick 1 print copy (3 winners, International) With His Lady’s Assistance 1 ebook (International)

 

Ella Quinn - The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh, 1 (International)

 

Ava Miles –  Nora Roberts Land, 1 ebook (International)

 

Lucy Monroe -  Delicious by Lori Foster, Lucy Monroe & Sarah Title (5 winners, International)

 

Jane Porter –  Signed copies of the Brennan Sisters Trilogy: The Good Woman, The Good Daughter and The Good Wife (3 winners, International)

 

Rektok Ross –  Prodigal, one ebook copy (International)

 

Nancy Naigle - IN FOR A PENNY by Kelsey Browning & Nancy Naigle (eBook) 2 copies OUT OF FOCUS by Nancy Naigle (eBook) 2 copies (4 winners, International)

Winners will be announced on Monday’s blog.

Bottom Line:  I’m spending Black Friday with a warm beverage and a hot book.

My Mills & Boon Adventure

Barbara Vey -- October 16th, 2013

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Nothing prepared me for the day I spent at Mills & Boon.  They sent a car for me and my videographer, Mark Tuban (aka Arthur More) at 9 a.m. and it looked liked an ordinary office, but what goes on inside is anything but ordinary.

I finally got to meet my Skype buddy, Joanne Grant, Executive Editor.  They have a terrific conference room that was filled with cakes and flapjacks (not pancakes, but more like granola bars).  We were offered tea and the staff started coming in to welcome me.  The room was lined with welcome signs for visiting authors and huge stand up book covers that you could stick your head in to take a picture.  I teased them that there was no sign for me.  They all started laughing and took me out to the main workroom where they had a huge sign made up for welcoming me along with a table filled with champagne and roses.  Boy, did I feel dumb…but happy.  I was told it was “Barbara Vey Day” around the office and they were celebrating.

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The Authors: Sarah Morgan, Carole Mortimer , Barbara Vey, Fiona Harper, Kate Hardy

 

Several authors stopped by that I got to sit down and do Drive By Videos with including Kate Hardy, Fiona Harper, Sarah Morgan and Carole Mortimer.  After touring the editorial department, we were off to lunch at Rock and Rose whose motto is Food. Passion. Glamour.  And I have to tell you, this place has all three.  We sat at a long table that had chairs on one side and a huge pink couch on the other covered with tons of pillows.  There were amazing chandeliers and a big heart hanging from the ceiling made of flowers.  The check in table was a leopard print.  This place was decadent.

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Champagne and roses toast

Back at the office I met with the marketing  team and like I said yesterday, the UK is a little behind the US in social media, so they have sweeping plans on changing that and getting their authors all hooked up with websites.  They also are working on a terrific branding change to lure young readers that looked promising.  It’s so interesting to me how book covers, culturally, need to be different.  It’s the same story, but the pictures will say different things around the world.  Can’t wait to see how this all plays out.

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Before I knew it, it was the end of the workday and time to leave.  But not empty handed.  I was gifted with a Mills & Boon mug, a bag, a notebook and pen…all pink, of course.

I’m not the only one getting gifts.  Mills & Boon is celebrating Barbara Vey Day by giving away over 50 books and bags and this is open internationally.  Just leave a comment any and/or every day that I’m in the UK (starting last Friday through Monday, October 21st) and you will be entered.  That’s a lot of prizes for readers all over the world.  One comment equals one entry.   Winners will be posted on October 22nd. 

Bottom Line:  So I wonder if every October 15th will be celebrated as Barbara Vey Day.  :)

Hot Off The Presses! New Releases!!

Barbara Vey -- September 10th, 2013

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Thank you to everyone who visited the blog last week. With the all the giveaways, we had such a great time. Here’s some of the new releases for this week.  I think they may just whet your appetite.  Remember, if you want to be included in this list, please email maggiemaepw @ gmail.com (no spaces) at least a week ahead of time with New Releases in the subject line.

 

BeyondHerBook Tues ad - HTDF- smallTuesdays are special on BHB!  New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love is giving away a monogrammed backpack, full-color T-shirt, personalize Post Its, loaded Keeper Kase® (www.KeeperKase.com) … and autographed copies of her new SLYE TEMP romantic suspense series – LAST CHANCE TO RUN, NOWHERE SAFE and HONEYMOON TO DIE FOR, her latest release!

To enter, just include “I want a HONEYMOON TO DIE FOR” with your comment. Winner announced Thursday!

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Grooming Mr. Right by Tonya Kappes  Stevenson-TheHinkyVelvetChair133x200_9-10-13
September 9, 2013
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The Hinky Velvet Chair – Hinky Chicago #2 by Jennifer Stevenson
September 10, 2013
Book View Cafe

 

The Wrong Girl cover artThe Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan
September 10, 2013
Forge Books

 

 

 

 

Bottom Line: “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ♦
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Get Your Winners Here!!

Barbara Vey -- September 5th, 2013

Back to school special

The winners of the Back to School Special Bonanza are listed in red.  If you see your name, send an email to the author/publisher (listed in Green…take out spaces).  Put Winner of Back to School in the subject line of the email and include your Name, street address, email address and what you won.  The author/publisher will contact you about your prize.  Congratulations and thanks for participating!!

Winners

Bell Bridge Booksdaniellechilders @ bellebooks.com Barbara Samuel’s THE SLEEPING NIGHT (five copies) Women’s fiction, romance, 1940’s Texas YvonneJ, Karin Anderson, Dean Kutzler, Anita H., Robin W
Sharon Sala’s MY LUNATIC LIFE (two copies) YA, paranormal mystery/romance  Traci Lecheler, Judi Ruch
Deborah Smith’s THE CROSSROADS CAFÉ (two copies) women’s fiction, romance Kim Fox, Sue Rice
Lindi Peterson’s RICH IN LOVE (one copy) inspirational romance angela parrish, twiser
Jill Barnett’s trilogy, WICKED, WILD, WONDERFUL (1 copy of the set) historical romance Susan Gorman

Lorraine Heath: lorraine-heath @ sbcglobal.net Lord of Wicked Intentions – 3 winners Sandra Calhoune, Carly Silver, Lexie C

Donna MacMeansdmacweb @ wowway.com The Casanova Code – 2 winners heathercm2001, Sathy Setter

Ava Milesmaggie @ maggiemaegallagher.com NORA ROBERTS LAND and FRENCH ROAST – 3 of each title Mary Jo Burke, Perle Champion, Toni, Sharlene Wegner, Arizona Dutt, Georgie Zurek

Jeannie Linmaggie @ maggiemaegallagher.com THE LOTUS PALACE – 3 winners Annette, Sarah Meral, Janette

Angie Foxmaggie @ maggiemaegallagher.com IMMORTALLY EVER AFTER and MY BIG FAT DEMON SLAYER WEDDING – 3 winners Sally, Gina, Lea Hudson

Eileen Dreyer: maggie @ maggiemaegallagher.com Always A Temptress – 3 winners Karen H., Dina S, Tewanda

Tonya Kappestonyak 11@ yahoo.com A CHARMING CRIME – 5 winners Ruth Atkinson, Lynne Wall, Cindy Ball, Jax, Elizabeth Ziko

Sandy Blairsandy @ sandyblair.net The King’s Mistress – 2 winners, print or e-book. Pamela Kacmarynski, Amy Ryan

Shirley Jumpshirley @ shirleyjump.com The Sweetheart Bargain Jessica Carlisle

LuAnn McLane:   luann @ luanmclane.comPlaying for Keeps (the first Cricket Creek novel)  2 copies Ada, B Irwin

Bobbi Miller: bobbi.miller6 @ charter.net Big River’s Daughter, 2 Copies Alisha Woods, Barbara

Bekka Blackrebecca @ rebeccacantrell.com iDrakulas – 3 winners Carissa Roy, Debby Smith, Elaine Leek

Lynn Chantale: wlynnchantale @ gmail. com Traffic Stop – 3 books given away Clare Flack, Fran King, Julie

Theresa Romain: theresa @ theresaromain.com It Takes Two to Tangle Teresa Fischer

Sandra Bischoff:  sandi.bischoff @ yahoo.com Beyond the Sun – 3 copies given away Kathy, eenayray, Amanda Wimer

Susan Reinhardtreinhardtnc @ yahoo.com Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle.  2 copies given away Norma Jean Trice, Robin

Amanda McIntyre:  amandamcintyre.author @ gmail .com Rugged Hearts (Book 1 in Kinnison series) Wild and Unruly (time-travel series), Fallen Angel (time-travel series) for 3 different winners Ivy, Barbara Elness, Mia

Evelyn David:  evelyndavid @ evelyndavid.com Murder Doubles Back and Lottawatah Fireworks – (10 total winners) 5 coupons for free ebook download from Smashwords – any ebook format. Kristopher, Cate Sparks, Jessica R, ki pha, Betty Escobar, Chris, Marcy Shuler, Mike Stewart, Suzy Roy, Veronica Roland

Tina Glasneck:   tina @ tinaglasneck.com Thou Shall Not – 20 ebook winners Marsha Boyer, Sara Gerhold, Wendy, Aly P, Debby Smith, Donna D, Jo Byrne, Tryst Lake, Tehodora, Donald McLean, Claudia Hathcock, Dawn Neff, pophyn, Michelle Gallegos, Laurie, Marilyn, Mary Goodman, Make Kay, Jojo H, Connie Garcia

Linda Robertson:  lindarobertson01 @ yahoo.com Vicious Circle (or any of the six in the series if the winner already has #1) Tish Chaney

Blythe Gifford blythegifford @ yahoo.com  Complete Brunson Clan trilogy (all three):  RETURN OF THE BORDER WARRIOR, CAPTIVE OF THE BORDER LORD, TAKEN BY THE BORDER REBEL – 2 winners Heather L, Kim S

Gerri Brousseau:  gmbfictionwriter @ yahoo.comA Pirate’s Ransom (Print copy) and to a second winner To Kill a Monarch (e-book only) 2 winners Lea Krnjeta, Robin H

Donna Daltonddalton0507 @ yahoo.com Loving Byrne (3 books given away) Elizabeth Ziko, Betty Hamilton, Cindy Ball

Liz Matiselizabethmatis @ yahoo.com Love By Design – 1 audiobook download, 2 print copies, 2 eBook copies almendra, Jess L, May, Karen H, Gina

Elena Greene: elena @ elenagreene.com Fly with a Rogue – 5 copies christy, thecrazygranny, Kelly Tinder, Ileana, Ursula

Tori Scott:  toriscott @ gmail.comBlame it on Texas, Blue Moon over Texas, The Bluest Eyes in Texas, and Beneath a Texas Star – 1 set of Books 1-4 of the Lone Star Cowboys series (ebook copies) Jody

Anna Campbell
anna @ annacampbell.info A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS
 1 book (international) Angi H

Maureen O. Betita:  maureenobetita @ sbcglobal.net A Caribbean Spell, Volume One (5 winners) Margaret, Heidi Gleb, Monica Williams, Lisa W, Lynda V

Shayne Leightonjsbookpr @ gmail.com The Vampire’s Daughter (Of Light and Darkness #1), The Vampire’s Reflection (Of Light and Darkness #2) One signed copy of each installments in the series. mary

Juliet GreyLadyNovelist @ aol.com CONFESSIONS OF MARIE ANTOINETTE Keri Ford

Suzanne Ferrellsuzanne @ suzanneferrell.com KIDNAPPED, A Romantic Suspense Novel Krista

Cindy Nord:  cnord2 @ sbcglobal.net NO GREATER GLORY (Historical Romance) – 1 print copy and 1 eBook copy DebiM, Kari

Tarah Scott:  tscott @ tarahscott.com My Highland Love -One signed copy Emily B

Anna Sugdenanna @ annasugden.com A Perfect Distraction – 2 winners. Joanne B, Alissa

Aurrora St. James:  aurrorastjames @ gmail.com Set in Stone – 5 winners Sandra Calhoune, Carly Silve, Lexie C. heathercm2001, Sathy Setter

Terri Osburn:   terri @ terriosburn.com MEANT TO BE (small town contemporary romance) Jessica Carlisle

Virginia Cavanaughauthorvirginiacavanaugh @ gmail.com The Fire Inside – 3 winners Stephanie F. almendra, Robin H.

Amy Goldman Kossamygkoss @ sbcglobal.net The Not-So-Great Depression Stephanie F.

Pamela DuMond:  pamela.dumond @ gmail.com Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys (An Annie Graceland Mystery #1) Cupcakes, Sales, and Cocktails – A Novella (#2) Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys (#3) The Messenger (Mortal Beloved, Book One) The Story of You and Me, The Girlfriend’s Guidebook to Staying Young: Simple Techniques to Look and Feel Young – 1 e copy (Mobi or e-pub) of each Amy M, Reno, Jo Beth D. Kim S, Carole Sauer, susan knight

Amanda Jayde: amandajaydemail @ aol.comDark Moon Rising & Beneath the Blood Moon (e-book versions) Connie Garcia, Denise Hall

Tracy March: AuthorTracyMarch @ gmail.comGirl Three (romantic thriller) 2 trade paperback copies Jessica McCann, Tish Chaney

Kelly Maher: kellymaher @ gmail.com Duty & Desire: Military Erotic Romance – 3 winners Amy Cook in WI, catslady, Lisa Matarzzo

Suzanne Ferrell:  suzanne @ suzanneferrell.com KIDNAPPED, Romantic Suspense Isis Nocturne

Jackie Ivie: jackieivie @ hotmail.com A PERFECT KNIGHT FOR LOVE (historical romance) – 2 winners ColleenC, Elena L

Robin Perini:   Robin @ RobinPerini.com In Her Sights, Behind the Lies, Undercover Texas – 1 copy of each. Ileana A

Ann Roth: ann @ annroth.net Rancher Daddy and Montana Doctor (1 of each) EllenToo

Lynn Reynolds: lynn @ lynnreynolds.com Thirty-Nine Again – chick lit romantic suspense
Love Capri Style – sexy contemporary romance set in Italy – One copy of each (any format) Kim Cornwell

Lisa KesslerLdyDisney @ aol.com Moonlight (ebook) – 5 winners Bonnie Dodge, Cheryl Carlson, Jan Sikes, nan, tina lyons

Joan KayseJm.kayse @ twc.com BARBARIAN’S SOUL Tawnya Peltonen

Christyne Butler:  chris @ christynebutler.comFlirting With Destiny – 3 winners Stephanie Scott, Tracie Martin, Yvonne A

Sabrina Yorksabrinayorkhrh @ gmail.com Adam’s Obsession (Erotica) Amy Mahaffrey

Mary Buckhammary @ marybuckham.com Invisible Magic and Invisible Power (Urban Fantasy) 2 ebooks each or if US Resident 1 paperback book each Cherel McCarter

Stacey Joy Netzel:  staceyjoynetzel @ gmail.com Lost In Italy, Romancing Wisconsin Volume I, Stacey Joy Netzel Paranormal Collection – 6 winners Aurelene McGruder, Chris Verstaete, Dar, emmalee giantomasso, Janet Alex, Judy Hall

Lisa Renee Jones
:  lisarenjones @ gmail.com IF I WERE YOU (BOOK 1 in INSIDE OUT SERIES) 10 books given away andreacooperauthor, Ann Mettert, Brandon Galloway, cyclops8, Elena L, Ivan, Jane Myers Perine, Judy Sescil, Kim, Lisa Hutson

Chloe Neillchloe @ chloeneill.com THE DARK ELITE, BITING COLD, HOUSE RULES, and BITING BAD. (Set to 1 winner) Linda Caroll-Bradd

Alma Alexander: anghara @ vaxer.netSpellspam (Part of the Worldweavers series) – 3 paperback winners kathy Copeland, Michelle S, phil ingram

Jules Bennettauthorjules @ gmail dot com BEHIND PALACE DOORS and HOLLYWOOD HOUSE CALL. 2 signed copies each. 4 winners Mary M, Nicola W, Regina Wade, Renee C

Donna Marie Merrittdmarietm @ aol.com Her House and Other Poems Tina Hahn

Karen Hudginshudkaren @ aol.com BEST MAN and WHEN HEARTS SPEAK – 2 winners sharon, Terri Dunn

Kate Rothwell
davisrothwell @ comcast.net Her Mad Baron, Powder of Sin, Love Between the Lines, and Someone to Cherish. 4 winners Lisa R, Mandl, Minna, Nicole S

Virginia Cavanaughauthorvirginiacavanaugh @ gmail.com The Fire Inside – 3 winners Julie, Kara T, Deb Threadgill

MJ Fredrickmfechter @ gmail.com What (Not) to Expect When You’re Expecting – 3 winners Connie Fischer, Dana Fredsti, Heather Wohltman

Katy Leekatylee @ cox.net Warning Signs Flora Segura-Buchler

Emma Jayemmajay13 @ gmail.com Bridesmaids in Paradise – 2 winners Hilleary Peterson, Julie Fore

June Shawjushaw @ bellsouth.net RELATIVE DANGER (ebook)- 2 winners Lesia Chambliss, June

Kris Yankee: krismyankee@gmail.com 
Cracking the Code: Spreading Rumors (this is a middle-grade book)
 2 winners. Lu, Marilyn Baron

Linda WarrenLw1508 @ aol.com A Texas Hero – 2 winners may, Nicole

Chester D.Campbellchester @ chesterdcampbell.com The Poksu Conspiracy Melody L

Marie Tuhartmarietuhart @ yahoo.com In Plain Sight, Quick Silver Ranch: Roped & Ready, Quick Silver Ranch: Saddle Up, His For The Weekend, More Than One Night, Hooked Up At the Wedding (anthology), Hooked Up The Game Plan (anthology) Total of 7 ebook winners nichole mcguire, Mary Curry, Susan Mardinly, Renee Bashor, Theodora, Louisa Cornell, M Bourke

Alexis Harringtonalexis @ alexisharrington.com Home By Morning (ebook)- 10 winners Louise, Mary, Melody May, Nicole Laverdure, Susan Hughes, Tammy Stanley, Samantha Duggan, Carol Woodruff, Ash Bell, Annette Jenkins

Edith Maxwell: edithmax @ gmail.com A Tine to Live, a Tine to Die Ashleigh Gunter

A.Y. Strattonannestratton12 @ yahoo.com Buried Heart – 10 winners Amy Moore, Anna Benjamin, Carolann Hellig, Dee Gatrell, Dorie Justice, gamistress66, Jeannie, Joelle BB, Kay Podboj, Lisa Belcastro

Heather Lireheatherlire @ live.com Second Chance at Forever (ebook) – 5 winners Angela Turley, Heather Block, Jessica W, Kelli Jo Calvert, Kim in Baltimore

Sarah Richmond: : sarahrichmondhistoricals @ gmail.com Brides of Serendipity – 5 winners Kimh, Madison W F, Marlyn, Mechelle Gallegos, Monica Britt

Barbara WallaceBpwallace @ comcast.net The Courage to Say Yes (HQ Romance) – 2 winners Missy Taylor, Sandra Marlow

Flossie Benton Rogers: flossie.bentonrogers @ gmail.comWytchfae Runes (1 trade paperback copy) Sandra Robards

Mingmei Yipmingmeiyip @ aol.com The Nine Fold Heaven – 5 winners Steve Tout (uk), Toby Price, Carolyn Kyle, YvonneJ, Tina Hahn

Frankie Bloodingsmblooding @ hotmail.com Fall of Sky City Susan Gorman

Maggie Barbierimaggiebarbieri @ gmail.com Extra Credit – 2 winners Bonnie Dodge, Chris

Amanda McCabeamccabe7551 @ yahoo.com The Runaway Countess” (Book One–The Bancrofts of Barton Park) – 3 winners Anita H, Ivan, ki pha

Mahalia Leveymahalialevey @ yahoo.com Kiss Me Like You Mean It and Forbidden Deception – 2 winners Julie Fore, Lea Hudson

C.H. Admirand: c.h.admirand @ gmail.com THE MARSHAL’S DESTINY, THE RANCHER’S HEART, PEARL’S REDEMPTION, A GIFT FROM HOME – 1 winner for the set of 4 books Norma Jean Trice

Katana Collinskatanacollins @ gmail.com Soul Stripper – (Trade paperback) may

Connie Mannconnie @ conniemann.com Angel Falls – 3 winners (print, US/Canada only) twiser, Sue Rice, Reno

Eve Silveresilvern231 @ rogers.com Rush (paperback) and Driven (ebook) – 2 winners Wendy, Ada

Marilyn Baron:  mbaroncom @ aol.com Under the Moon Gate Carissa Roy

Shana Galenshana @ shanagalen.com TRUE SPIES – 2 winners Ash Bell, Dawn Neff

Jana Oliverjana.oliver @ janaoliver.com Tangled Souls (paranormal romance) – 4 winners ColleenC, Heather L, Jax, Julie and Briar Rose (a young adult retelling of Sleeping Beauty set in the South) – 3 winners Laurie, Nicola W, Mandl

Eisley Jacobs:  Eisley.Jacobs @ gmail.com Pieces of Me (YA Sci-Thriller) – 3 winners. Melody L, Toni, Ursula A middle grade dragon series called Dragons forever. Born to be a Dragon, Blink of a Dragon, and  Dragons of the Deep (ebooks) – 2 winners Veronica Rowland, Alissa

Rachel Kramer Busselrachelkb @ gmail.com Only You: Erotic Romance for Women – 5 winners Annette, Cate Sparks, Clare Flack, Ileana, Janet Alex

Susan Spann
:Susan @ SusanSpann.com CLAWS OF THE CAT: A Shinobi Mystery
 – 2 winners Jessica R., Kelly Tinder
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Kathy Lyons: kathy @ kathylyons.com Dream Nights with the CEO (ebook) Krista

Jade Lee: jade @ jadeleeauthor.com  What The Bride Wore Kim in Baltimore

Joya Fieldsjandjfields @ aol.com Altered Frequency – 2 winners Jo Beth D, Mia

Jennifer AlLee:  jallee725 @ hotmail.com  The Mother Road – 3 winners pophyn, Sally, Tewanda

Lauren Royal: lauren @ laurenroyal.com Reader’s choice of Amethyst, Emerald, Amber, Violet, Lily, Rose, Lost in Temptation, Tempting Juliana, or The Art of Temptation – 3 winners Angela Turley, Betty Escobar, DebiM

Valerie Bowman:  valerie @ valeriebowman.com Secrets of a Runaway Bride – 3 winners Fran King, Ivy, Kim Fox

Tawny Weber: tawny @ tawnyweber.com   
A SEAL’s Seduction 
- 3 winners Lisa Hutson, Margaret, Nicole S
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Maureen Childjenel @ jenellooney.com SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL (ebooks) 3 winners Michelle S, susan knight, Renee C

Susan Malleryjenel @ jenellooney.com FOOL’S GOLD COOKBOOK – 2 winners Theodora, Robin W

Kate Carlisle:  jenel @ jenellooney.com A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY (a Bibliophile Mystery hardcover) Yvonne A

Erin Quinnwrite2erinquinn @ aol.com Haunting Warrior – 3 winners alisha woods, Amy Ryan, Betty Hamilton

J.T. Ellison: jtellison @ jtellison.com  A DEEPER DARKNESS, the 1st Dr. Samantha Owens novel, and an ARC of THE FINAL CUT, the 1st Nicholas Drummond novel with Catherine Coulter. Carolann Hellig

Georgie Lee
georgie.lee @ yahoo.com Hero’s Redemption
 (ebook) cyclops8

Joely Sue Burkhart: joelysueburkhart @ gmail.com  Her Grace’s Stable (ebook) – 3 winners Emily B, Heidi Gleb, Janette

Caren Crane: carencrane @ gmail.com Kick Start – 2 winners Joanne B, Kari

Deborah Grace Staley;  dgracestaley @ aol.comWhat the Heart Wants, Angel Ridge Series Lea Hudson

Gracen Millerroadtohellseries @ gmail.com Pandora’s Box (signed print) Mary Curry

Christine Verstraete
chris @ cverstraete.com GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie
 (US winner only) phil ingram

Cathy Spencerspencercatherinem @ gmail.com Tall Tales Twin-Pack, Mysteries and Tall Tales Twin-Pack, Science Fiction and Fantasy – 10 winners Nicole, Mary M, Marilyn Baron, Lynda V, Sandra Marlow, Stephanie Scott, tina lyons, Aly P, Barbara, christy

Christina Brooke:  christina @ christina-brooke.com LONDON’S LAST TRUE SCOUNDREL (Trade Paperback–Australian edition) angela parrish

Ella Quinn: maggie @ maggiemaegallagher.com The Seduction of Lady Phoebe Elena L

Sharon Short: sharonshort @ sharonshort.com My One Square Inch of Alaska. 5 winners. Denise Hall, Heather Block, Kimh, Jody, Minna

Back to School Special Bonanza!

Barbara Vey -- September 3rd, 2013

 

Back to school specialWell, it seems pretty official.  After perusing my Facebook pages, there are a multitude of back to school pictures from day care to college.  I know I always took one of my boys every year through high school.  They weren’t always thrilled, but I used my stock answer, “Because I’m the Mom!”  To celebrate all their bright futures, we’ll take a moment to give away some great reads, donated by the authors, to the adults who don’t have to go to school anymore.

Just type in “Time to read” in the comments section and you’ll be entered.  Tomorrow winners will be posted with the author’s email address so winners and writers can connect.  Good Luck to everyone.

And, because we are starting a day late this week, the new releases will be posted tomorrow.

Bell Bridge Books:  Barbara Samuel’s THE SLEEPING NIGHT (five copies) Women’s fiction, romance, 1940’s Texas
Sharon Sala’s MY LUNATIC LIFE (two copies) YA, paranormal mystery/romance
Deborah Smith’s THE CROSSROADS CAFÉ (two copies) women’s fiction, romance
Lindi Peterson’s RICH IN LOVE (one copy) inspirational romance
Jill Barnett’s trilogy, WICKED, WILD, WONDERFUL (1 copy of the set) historical romance

Lorraine Heath:  Lord of Wicked Intentions – 3 winners

Donna MacMeans:  The Casanova Code – 2 winners

Ava Miles:  NORA ROBERTS LAND and FRENCH ROAST – 3 of each title

Jeannie Lin:  THE LOTUS PALACE – 3 winners

Angie Fox:  IMMORTALLY EVER AFTER and MY BIG FAT DEMON SLAYER WEDDING – 3 winners

Eileen Dreyer: Always A Temptress – 3 winners

Tonya Kappes:  A CHARMING CRIME – 5 winners

Sandy Blair:  The King’s Mistress – 2 winners, print or e-book.

Shirley Jump:  The Sweetheart Bargain

LuAnn McLane:  Playing for Keeps (the first Cricket Creek novel)  2 copies

Bobbi Miller:  Big River’s Daughter, Two Copies

Bekka Black:  iDrakulas – 3 winners

Lynn Chantale:  Traffic Stop – 3 books given away

Theresa Romain:  It Takes Two to Tangle

Sandra Bischoff:  Beyond the Sun – 3 copies given away

Susan Reinhardt:  Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle.  Two copies given away

Amanda McIntyre:  Rugged Hearts (Book 1 in Kinnison series) Wild and Unruly (time-travel series), Fallen Angel (time-travel series) for 3 different winners

Evelyn David:  Murder Doubles Back and Lottawatah Fireworks – (10 total winners) 5 coupons for free ebook download from Smashwords – any ebook format.

Tina Glasneck:  Thou Shall Not – 20 ebook winners

Linda Robertson:  Vicious Circle (or any of the six in the series if the winner already has #1)
US shipping only, if possible.

Blythe Gifford:  Complete Brunson Clan trilogy (all three):  RETURN OF THE BORDER WARRIOR, CAPTIVE OF THE BORDER LORD, TAKEN BY THE BORDER REBEL – 2 winners

Gerri Brousseau:  A Pirate’s Ransom (Print copy) and to a second winner To Kill a Monarch (e-book only)

Donna Dalton:  Loving Byrne (3 books given away)

Liz Matis:  Love By Design – 1 audiobook download, 2 print copies, 2 eBook copies

Elena Greene:  Fly with a Rogue – 5 copies

Tori Scott:  Blame it on Texas, Blue Moon over Texas, The Bluest Eyes in Texas, and Beneath a Texas Star – 1 set of Books 1-4 of the Lone Star Cowboys series (ebook copies)

Anna Campbell
:  A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS
 1 book (international)

Maureen O. Betita:  A Caribbean Spell, Volume One (5 winners)

Shayne Leighton:  The Vampire’s Daughter (Of Light and Darkness #1), The Vampire’s Reflection (Of Light and Darkness #2) One signed copy of each installments in the series.

Juliet Grey: CONFESSIONS OF MARIE ANTOINETTE

Suzanne Ferrell – KIDNAPPED, A Romantic Suspense Novel

Cindy Nord:  NO GREATER GLORY (Historical Romance) – 1 print copy and 1 eBook copy

Tarah Scott:  My Highland Love -One signed copy

Anna Sugden:  A Perfect Distraction – 2 winners.

Aurrora St. James:  Set in Stone – 5 winners

Terri Osburn:  MEANT TO BE (small town contemporary romance)

Virginia Cavanaugh:  The Fire Inside – 3 winners

Amy Goldman Koss:  The Not-So-Great Depression

Pamela DuMond:   Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys (An Annie Graceland Mystery #1) Cupcakes, Sales, and Cocktails – A Novella (#2) Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys (#3) The Messenger (Mortal Beloved, Book One) The Story of You and Me, The Girlfriend’s Guidebook to Staying Young: Simple Techniques to Look and Feel Young – 1 e copy (Mobi or e-pub) of each

Amanda Jayde:  Dark Moon Rising & Beneath the Blood Moon (e-book versions)

Tracy March:  Girl Three (romantic thriller) 2 trade paperback copies

Kelly Maher:  Duty & Desire: Military Erotic Romance – 3 winners

Suzanne Ferrell:  KIDNAPPED, Romantic Suspense

Jackie Ivie:  A PERFECT KNIGHT FOR LOVE (historical romance) – 2 winners

Robin Perini:  In Her Sights, Behind the Lies, Undercover Texas – 1 copy of each.

Ann Roth:  Rancher Daddy and Montana Doctor (1 of each)

Lynn Reynolds:  Thirty-Nine Again – chick lit romantic suspense
Love Capri Style – sexy contemporary romance set in Italy – One copy of each (any format)

Lisa Kessler: Moonlight (ebook) – 5 winners

Joan Kayse:  BARBARIAN’S SOUL

Christyne Butler:  Flirting With Destiny – 3 winners

Sabrina York:  Adam’s Obsession (Erotica)

Mary Buckham:  Invisible Magic and Invisible Power (Urban Fantasy) 2 ebooks each or if US Resident 1 paperback book each

Stacey Joy Netzel:  Lost In Italy, Romancing Wisconsin Volume I, Stacey Joy Netzel Paranormal Collection – 6 winners

Lisa Renee Jones
:  IF I WERE YOU (BOOK 1 in INSIDE OUT SERIES) 10 books given away I

Chloe Neill:  THE DARK ELITE, BITING COLD, HOUSE RULES, and BITING BAD. (Set to 1 winner)

Alma Alexander:  Spellspam (Part of the Worldweavers series) – 3 paperback winners

Jules Bennett: BEHIND PALACE DOORS and HOLLYWOOD HOUSE CALL. 2 signed copies each.
4 winners

Donna Marie Merritt:  Her House and Other Poems

Karen Hudgins;  BEST MAN and WHEN HEARTS SPEAK – 2 winners

Kate Rothwell
:  Her Mad Baron, Powder of Sin, Love Between the Lines, and Someone to Cherish. 4 winners

Virginia Cavanaugh:  The Fire Inside – 3 winners

MJ Fredrick:  What (Not) to Expect When You’re Expecting – 3 winners

Katy Lee:  Warning Signs

Emma Jay:  Bridesmaids in Paradise – 2 winners

June Shaw:  RELATIVE DANGER (ebook)- 2 winners

Kris Yankee:  
Cracking the Code: Spreading Rumors (this is a middle-grade book)
 2 winners.

Linda Warren:  A Texas Hero – 2 winners

Chester D.Campbell:  The Poksu Conspiracy

Marie Tuhart:  In Plain Sight, Quick Silver Ranch: Roped & Ready, Quick Silver Ranch: Saddle Up,
His For The Weekend, More Than One Night, Hooked Up At the Wedding (anthology), Hooked Up The Game Plan (anthology) Total of 7 ebook winners

Alexis Harrington:  Home By Morning (ebook)- 10 winners

Edith Maxwell:  A Tine to Live, a Tine to Die

A.Y. Stratton:  1Buried Heart – 10 winners

Heather Lire:  Second Chance at Forever (ebook) – 5 winners

Sarah Richmond:  Brides of Serendipity – 5 winners

Barbara Wallace:  The Courage to Say Yes (HQ Romance) – 2 winners

Flossie Benton Rogers:  Wytchfae Runes (1 trade paperback copy)

Mingmei Yip:  The Nine Fold Heaven – 5 winners

Frankie Blooding:  Fall of Sky City

Maggie Barbieri:  Extra Credit – 2 winners

Amanda McCabe:  The Runaway Countess” (Book One–The Bancrofts of Barton Park) – 3 winners

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Mahalia Levey:  Kiss Me Like You Mean It and Forbidden Deception – 2 winners

C.H. Admirand:THE MARSHAL’S DESTINY, THE RANCHER’S HEART, PEARL’S REDEMPTION,
A GIFT FROM HOME – 1 winner for the set of 4 books

Katana Collins:  Soul Stripper – (Trade paperback)

Connie Mann:  Angel Falls – 3 winners (print, US/Canada only)

Eve Silver:  Rush (paperback) and Driven (ebook) – 2 winners

Marilyn Baron:  Under the Moon Gate

Shana Galen:  TRUE SPIES – 2 winners

Jana Oliver:  Tangled Souls (paranormal romance) – 4 winners and Briar Rose (a young adult retelling of Sleeping Beauty set in the South) – 3 winners

Eisley Jacobs:  Pieces of Me (YA Sci-Thriller) – 3 winners. A middle grade dragon series called Dragons forever. Born to be a Dragon, Blink of a Dragon, and  Dragons of the Deep (ebooks) – 2 winners

Rachel Kramer Bussel:  Only You: Erotic Romance for Women – 5 winners

Susan Spann
: CLAWS OF THE CAT: A Shinobi Mystery
 – 2 winners

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Kathy Lyons:  Dream Nights with the CEO (ebook)

Jade Lee:  What The Bride Wore

Joya Fields:  Altered Frequency – 2 winners

Jennifer AlLee:  The Mother Road – 3 winners

Lauren Royal:  Reader’s choice of Amethyst, Emerald, Amber, Violet, Lily, Rose, Lost in Temptation, Tempting Juliana, or The Art of Temptation – 3 winners

Valerie Bowman:  Secrets of a Runaway Bride – 3 winners

Tawny Weber:   
A SEAL’s Seduction 
- 3 winners

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Maureen Child:  SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL (ebooks) 3 winners

Susan Mallery:  FOOL’S GOLD COOKBOOK – 2 winners

Kate Carlisle:  A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY (a Bibliophile Mystery hardcover)

Erin Quinn:  Haunting Warrior – 3 winners

J.T. Ellison:  A DEEPER DARKNESS, the 1st Dr. Samantha Owens novel, and an ARC of THE FINAL CUT, the 1st Nicholas Drummond novel with Catherine Coulter.

Georgie Lee
:  Hero’s Redemption
 (ebook)

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Joely Sue Burkhart:  Her Grace’s Stable (ebook) – 3 winners

Caren Crane:  Kick Start – 2 winners

Deborah Grace Staley;  What the Heart Wants, Angel Ridge Series

Gracen Miller:  Pandora’s Box (signed print)

Christine Verstraete
:  GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie
 (US winner only)

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Cathy Spencer:  Tall Tales Twin-Pack, Mysteries and Tall Tales Twin-Pack, Science Fiction and Fantasy – 10 winners

Christina Brooke – LONDON’S LAST TRUE SCOUNDREL (Trade Paperback–Australian edition)

Ella Quinn: The Seduction of Lady Phoebe

Bottom Line:  You can’t win if you don’t enter!

 

Save the Date

Barbara Vey -- August 16th, 2013

Back to school special

Sometimes big ideas come from just a passing thought.  I’ve been noticing online the mad rush for parents to get their kids off to school for the start of the school year.  Whether they are going to kindergarten or college, there’s ton of stuff to buy and do.  Even if they aren’t parents, they still are bombarded by all the retail stuff.  But once the kids are settled in their routine, hopefully everyone has a few minutes to put their feet up and enjoy a book.

With that thought in mind, I thought it would be fun to do a Back to School Special.  I offered authors the chance to give their books away to grateful readers by posting my idea online.  Within 24 hours, over 100 authors responded with several hundred books.

So, this is a heads up to save the date, September 3rd (the day after Labor Day is when we started school when I was a child), for the Back to School Special.  Make sure you let everyone know it’s going to be happening because people hate missing giveaways.

Authors, if you have a book (print or ebook) to give away, send me an email (barbaravey@gmail.com) and include:

Your name
Your website link
Title of book
How many books you want to give away and the email address I can give the winner.

I won’t be handling any of the books.  Winners will be posted with the author’s email and they can contact each other direct.  This is another wonderful way to readers and writers to connect.

So, whether you like to read or write books (or both), mark your calendar for September 3rd for your chance to win some terrific books.

Bottom Line:  Who doesn’t love receiving a new book?

New York Comic Con

Barbara Vey -- October 31st, 2011
Anne Elizabeth

Anne Elizabeth

Welcome Cub Reporter Anne Elizabeth who is a romance author, comic creator, and a monthly columnist for RT BOOK Reviews. Her published romance credits include short stories and a new upcoming Navy SEAL Romance Novel Series debuting in Fall 2012.  Her second graphic novel, THE PENDULUM (Book II of the PULSE series) releases this month. She lives on the west coat with her husband, a retired Navy SEAL.

Today Anne is giving away Five Free Copies of THE PENDULUM.  Five lucky commenters will win a copy of THE PENDULUM.

The New York Comic was October 13-16.  As the doors opened and the first fans entered the show floor, they moved into a dead run zipping past the popcorn and smoothie vendors on to the biggest draws.  A third of them ran toward the gaming booths, another group funneled toward the fiction publishers, and the rest lined up at the comicbook booths.

Kim Harrison and husband, Tim

Kim Harrison and husband, Tim

Luckily, I had arrived earlier, and being an exhibitor had scoped out all of the must-see spots.  Here’s the best of the best – in my opinion – in terms of New York Comic Con’s 2011 offering.
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Paranormal Fiction Fans!!!  The line for Hollow Maven Kim Harrison wound around several booths as fans were anxious for their own copy of the brand new guide to Rachel Morgan’s world called The Hollows Insider.  I caught a sneak peak and this book is seriously cool!  When I caught up briefly with Kim for a quick hug and she sent a shout-out to all her fans.  Her graphic novel Blood Work is out now with Del Rey, too, and I’m told that the second one is in the works.

Marjorie Liu

Marjorie Liu

Marjorie Liu – brilliant HarperCollins author and Marvel writer — was also on the fast track with a mighty list of signings and panels.  We caught a breath of fresh air outside of the convention, which was packed with costumed crusaders.  Marjorie looked wonderful like she’d just stepped out a magazine Ad – how does she do that!  My brow was glistening and yet, we both enjoyed a much anticipated chat while we relaxed for five minutes in the fresh air  (FYI, Marjorie will be featured in an in-depth interview in RT Book Reviews in February).  She sent a smile and wave to everyone in Beyond-Her-Book Blog-land!

Back inside the Comic Con, I zipped by Jeaniene Frost who was promoting “A BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS” and “ONE GRAVE AT A TIME”.  The HarperCollins Booth was hopping with great books!

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Stacey Agdern and Patricia Briggs

Stacey Agdern and Patricia Briggs

Patty Briggs was signing at Penguin.  Her fan line created major traffic jams as readers leaned in to hear news about their favorite stories.  She has fresh reads coming our way and they will releasing in 2012 – Iron Kissed and River Marked (Mercy Thompson) and Fair Game from the Alpha & Omega series, too.  In November, Patty will be the Guest of Honor at the TusCon 38 Science Fiction Convention in Tucson, AZ.

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Anne Elizabeth and Stan Lee

Anne Elizabeth and Stan Lee

In terms of comics…I met Stan Lee!!!  Okay, I could faint right there, but this iconic man hugged me twice and let me take a picture with him.  Attending the announcement of the ROMEO AND JULIET:  THE WAR.  This graphic novel highlights Shakespeare’s legendary story and is set in the future.  This book promises to be as amazing as the man who is spear-heading the project!

Don’t forget…CASTLE’s DEADLY STORM by Marvel!  So I finally took a few minutes to read the brand new Castle graphic novel written by Brian Bendis and Kelly Sue McCormick.  It’s AMAZING!!!  True to Castle style!  Unfortunately, I did NOT see Nathan Fillion who is such a regular at the San Diego Event.

IDW released the second season of the hard cover TRUE BLOOD: TAINTED BLOOD graphic novel this week and has brought Ghostbusters – Heat up those blasters! — back to comics along with COBRA and GI JOE, too!    Del Rey gave away free copies of the first issue of George RR Martin’s A Game of Thrones.  And, Bluewater has a new biography comic about Steve Jobs and his legacy releasing at the end of this month.

One of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE Comic/Graphic Novel Discoveries at the NYCC was produced by HERMES PRESS.  They had a hard cover edition of My Favorite Martian, which was a TV show starring Ray Walton and Bill Bixby.  The comics inside this book were originally produced by Gold Key and were written by Paul S. Newman and drawn by Russ Manning.  This book is super-cool, and it is going to live on my treasure shelf as soon as I read it at least a dozen times.

Star sightings:  Among the stars were Eliza Dushku (Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse) who is the new voice of Catwoman and she signed autographs along with Mark Hammill and Rick Fox.  I saw Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Zeb Wells, and Doug Goldstein (Robot Chicken) as well as Jason O’Mara and Stephen Lang (Terra Nova – I love the dinosaurs!) and Haven stars Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour.  The best line from a panel was from Haven when the writers shared how nervous they were about presenting a 15-page mythology document to Stephen King.  Obviously, though, he liked it because the SyFy show of Haven has really taken off!

Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed the wrap-up!  Have a super-hero day, everyone!

 

Monday Giveaways

Anne Elizabeth: WIN an OPPORTUNITY to BE in an e-COMIC. Your face could be the HERO or HEROINE in a ZOMBIE COMIC!  Comic Creator Anne Elizabeth is writing a short story about ZOMBIE ROMANCE entitled ZOMBIE LOVE and YOU could STAR in it.  Enter your name at aeauthor@yahoo.com and list Zombie Love in the subject.  Please note: this story is written at the author’s discretion (teen-rated) and the winners will be chosen at random.  There is no compensation, only a free comic.  Good luck!

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From Romance University: Mon, 10/31 – Stop by to visit with Nancy Naigle, our favorite author from Virginia, as she chats about her debut novel, Sweet Tea and Secrets. Comment to be eligible to win a copy of Nancy’s book! ;  Fri, 11/4 – Debut author Rochelle Staab stops by to talk about her path to publication and her debut release, Who Do Voodoo. One lucky commenter (US only, please) will win a copy of Rochelle’s book.   Comment on the blog.
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From Mia Marlowe: No tricks here. Only treats. Learn a bit about Halloween from Mia Marlowe’s blog guest Ashlyn Chase and leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Mia’s newest e-novella MY LADY BELOW STAIRS
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From GET LOST IN A STORY: author giveaways for October 31 – November 4: Monday: Christine Cody is giving away three copies of Bloodlands to three commenters. Tuesday: Katy Madision – A signed copy of ALL ABOUT SEDUCTION to one lucky commenter. Wednesday: Diane Kelly, three copes of DEATH, TAXES AND A FRENCH MANICURE.
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From Samhaim Publishing: In November, Samhain Publishing has one paranormal romance and two contemporary romance giveaways, on Kindle at Amazon.com and Nook at BarnesandNoble.com.The first date is the day the book price flips to $0.00 and the second date is the final day when it will return to regular price.

 

Begin Date

End Date

Book Title     Author


 

11/1/2011     11/30/2011         Touching Lace                Anne Rainey

 11/1/2011     11/14/2011         Carinian’s Seeker           T.J. Michaels

 11/15/2011    11/28/2011       Home for Christmas       Kate Davies


Rest Up for Monday

Barbara Vey -- March 4th, 2011

Rest up this weekend because Monday starts one heck of a week here at Beyond Her Book.  Yes, it’s time again for the 4th annual Anniversary Bash.  For those of you who have attended in the past, you can help me explain what to expect.

The Anniversary Bash is an online “virtual” party.  What that means is that we party 24/7 from Monday through Saturday and you do it from the comfort of your home or office or where ever you have computer access. We’ll be celebrating different genres every day…something for everyone and a chance to discover new ones.

Over 200 authors, publishers and publicists have kindly donated “virtual” (that means pretend) food, drink, decorations and entertainment for your enjoyment all week.  We’ll be meeting up in different locations everyday so you really have to be sure to stop by often so you don’t miss anything.

Nook and Kindle

Nook and Kindle

Through the extreme generosity of many in the publishing industry, we will be giving away 17 e-readers (Kindles and Nooks) throughout the week.  In addition, there will be books, t-shirts, mugs, gift cards and other wonderful merchandise.  And the good news is that there will be hundreds of winners.

All you have to do, kind readers, is stop by and leave a comment.  There will be lots of conversations going on, so just join in like any other party you’ve ever been to.  Every comment counts as an entry and winners will be picked everyday and announced on Monday, March 14th.  You will have one week to claim your prize or you lose it.  And you don’t want to miss any of these.

Here’s the daily schedule, but e-readers will be given away daily, so get your comments in every day:

Monday, March 7th - Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Urban Fantasy (Takes place in haunted house)
Tuesday March 8thThriller, Mystery, Suspense, Adventure (Takes place at a murder scene)

Wednesday March 9thPublishers, Editors, Bloggers, Librarians (takes place on an island)

Thursday March 10thInspirational, YA, Nonfiction (takes place at a shopping mall)

Friday March 11thContemporary/Historical/Erotica/E-Books/Audio (takes place at a castle)

Saturday March 12thRomance Blowout (takes place at Niagara Falls)

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The party officially starts at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, CST, so everyone in the world is invited and goes nonstop until midnight Saturday night.  After that, commenters will not be eligible for prizes, but you can still post.  Every time you leave a comment it counts as one entry, so feel free to talk up a storm, there will be many new friends to make and a wonderful opportunity for readers and authors to get together and have a great time.
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I’m so excited I can’t stand it.  I’ll be dropping flyers off at libraries today and I hope you all help me get the word out.  We’ll be talking about it on Twitter (#BHBbash will be our party room) and Facebook.  Now it’s your turn to get the word out to all your fans and friends who won’t want to miss the bash of year (and they’ll thank you forever if they win one of the e-readers or other marvelous prizes).
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Bottom Line: The traditional 4th anniversary gift is fruit and flowers…I will “virtually” accept all kinds.