Friday, January 31, 2014

Anybody Want a Kindle Fire HDX? Enter Here!

February Kindle Fire
Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)   This is a joint AUTHOR & BLOGGER GIVEAWAY EVENT! Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7".
The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HDX (US Only - $229 Value)
  Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)
  Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)
      February Sponsors
  1. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
  2. Feed Your Reader
  3. Romance Through the Ages
  4. Buried Under Romance
  5. Author Inger Iversen
  6. Jenna Does Books
  7. Author Jennifer Laurens
  8. Author Bonnie Blythe
  9. Author Bella Street
  10. The Reporter and the Girl
  11. Author Brinda Berry
  12. The Storybook Kingdom
  13. More Than a Review
  14. Bea's Book Nook
  15. Bookroom Reviews
  16. The One With The Fairy Tales
  17. MyLadyWeb: Women's History and Women Authors
  18. The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl
  19. I Heart YA Fiction
  20. My Devotional Thoughts
  21. Kindle and Me
  22. Clever Me
  23. Every Free Chance Book Reviews
  24. Author Karey White
  25. Author Aubrey Wynne
  26. Author Kimber Leigh Wheaton
  27. A Leisure Moment
  28. Author Louise Caiola
  29. Author Christie Anderson
  30. Author Carol Malone
  31. Immortal Ink Publishing
  32. Author A. Wrighton
  33. Author Heather McCoubrey
  34. Attack of the Books!
  35. Rumor Has It
  36. Barb's Wire - eBooks & More
  37. Author Linda S. Prather
  38. Tressa's Wishful Endings
  39. Laurie Here
  40. Author Heather Gray
  41. Author Kelly Martin
  42. Author Brenda Maxfield
  43. A Southern Lady's Book Blog
  44. Author Paige Ryan
  45. Confessions of a Librarian in Training
  46. My Nook, Books and More
  47. Lori's Reading Corner
  48. Author Elizabeth Woodrum
  49. Author Kristin Wallace
  50. Author Jo Grafford
  51. Writer Wonderland
  52. Author Jaret Martens
  53. Author Christi Corbett
  54. Author Derek Rempfer
  Sign up to sponsor the next Kindle Fire Giveaway: http://www.iamareader.com/category/kindle-giveaway-sign-ups   Giveaway Details 1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7" HDX (US Only - $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International). There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire HDX 7". Ends 2/28/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, January 17, 2014

If MeanKitty Could Review Books



MeanKitty author of The Whole Truth (aka Jody Wallace) has written a fresh, fun sci-fi romance, complete with misbehaving cats.


Cleopatra Giancarlo is different from your average twenty something career girl. For one thing, she knows when people lie because she can see the truth in their shadows. For another, she doesn’t use her power for good. Or evil. After repeated failures to help others, she mostly just uses it to get deals at Bloomingdale’s. She fears what the government would do if they discovered her ability, yet she longs to find out if there are people like her out there. If there’s anything more she could be.
She gets her wish when two strangers whisk her away from her old life and introduce her to the world of suprasensors. John and Samantha represent an organization called YuriCorp, one of many privately-owned firms that employ supras to increase their profit margin. Any of these firms would be thrilled to have Cleo on staff, and their methods of recruitment aren’t always friendly.
But even in the world of supras, Cleo isn’t safe. Her new boss wants her to go undercover and seek traitors in the company ranks. Her new friends know what she can do and how to work around it. And when someone starts wiping out supras, her new assignment might end up with her in a coma—or worse.

Cats are such a hilarious part of this novel, I have invited MeanKitty to share what it would look like it a cat could review books...



                                Meankitty's Review Tips
1) If you don't use claws, people will think you're a pus-- Haha, you thought I was going to say something felinist or sexist! A PUSHOVER. Tell lots of the truth about a book with your claw-like wit. Shredding happens.

2) Shedding happens too, for that matter. So if you want to add, let's just say, part of yourself to a review? Go for it. That's what makes your voice so fuzzy and interesting. There are no cat dander allergies on the internet.

3) If you feel like being sweet and drooling about a book, have somebody check your butt. You may have turned into a dog. Dogs don't review, they only fetch and slobber.

4) If a book has no cats in it, make sure to note that in the text of the review. We can only combat boring, cat-free books if we speak up about it!

5) Remember that when you cross-post your reviews to certain sites, there may be hinky crap in the TOS about "owning user content" or "don't cuss" or "you can't be an author and review here" or what have you. Always read the fine print!

6) If you want to create a home base on the internet for your reviews instead of just cross-posting to retailers or reviewing for someone else, it's best to use multiple pictures of cats on that home base in order to keep readers interested and coming back for more.

7) Erratic = awesome. Don’t sweat being erratic--posting 10 review on one day and then nothing for weeks because there's a sunspot you need to lounge in is perfectly understandable.

8) If a book is highly complimentary toward dogs, that drops it a letter grade automatically, or whatever measurement system you use. Just so you know. This is a rule.

9) There's enough bad advice on the internet that anything you do on your review site that creates unwanted hooplah, you can blame on somebody else. Preferably a dog lover.

10) Whatever you do, don't take yourself too seriously.

Meankitty & her typist Jody Wallace
Author, Cat Person, Amigurumist


For more feline shenanigan's, visit them at:

     http://www.jodywallace.com * http://www.meankitty.com

For a chance to win a Kindle copy of The Whole Truth, leave your email addy in the comment section--and whether or not you have cats. If you do, mention a fun story about your adorable ball of fur. If you don't have a cat--whyever not???

                                   

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop


UPDATE: Congrats to DONNA R. for being randomly selected to win. To everyone else, thanks so much for entering. Join my email list so you never miss another giveaway!

This is hop for all the people who hate jumping through hoops to enter giveaways. 
This is a no strings attached, no questions/tweets/likes/clicks/hoops hop. 
From January 15th to 21st, just leave your email address is the comment section below in case you're randomly-selected to win this brand new, never been opened $10 Amazon card :)
 For more chances to win, head to the next hop!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Kindle Fire HDX Giveaway!

January Kindle
 
Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)   This is a joint AUTHOR & BLOGGER GIVEAWAY EVENT! Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7".
The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HDX (US Only - $229 Value)
  Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)
  Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)
      January Sponsors
  1. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
  2. Feed Your Reader
  3. The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl
  4. Author Kimber Leigh Wheaton
  5. Author Inger Iversen
  6. NESSAROX
  7. Author Carol Davis Luce
  8. The Reporter and the Girl
  9. Author David Pandolf
  10. Bella Street Writes
  11. Author Bonnie Blythe
  12. Author Elizabeth Seckman
  13. MyLadyWeb: Women's History and Women Authors
  14. Just One More Chapter
  15. Author Donna Fasano
  16. Author Lia Fairchild
  17. Author Linda S. Prather
  18. Author Heather McCoubrey
  19. Author M.A. Comley
  20. Jessica Loves Books
  21. Fae Books
  22. Author Cidney Swanson
  23. Lori's Reading Corner
  24. Author Jennifer Laurens
  25. Allergic to Life
  26. ~Owl Always Be Reading
  27. Author J.L. Weil
  28. Buku-Buku Didi
  29. Barb's Wire - eBooks & More
  30. Author Jennifer Gilby Roberts
  31. Another Head Full of Fantasy
  32. Fairiechick's Fantasy Book Reader
  33. Author Kim Cresswell
  34. Mother Daughter Book Reviews
  35. Buried Under Romance
  36. Jenna Does Books
  37. Laurie Here
  38. The Bunny's Review
  39. Bea's Book Nook
  40. Fabulously Girly Book Blog
  41. The Loopy Librarian
  42. Bound4Escape
  43. Michael SciFan
  44. Chapter by Chapter
  45. Author Helen Smith
  46. Button-the-Push Books and Giveaways
  47. Author S.M. Blooding
  48. Back Off My Books
  49. Author Brinda Berry
  50. Author Christie Anderson
  51. Author Leslie A. Susskind
  52. More Than A Review
  53. Author Heather Gray
  54. Paige Ryan
  55. Fire and Ice
  56. Author Bryna Butler
Sign up to sponsor the next Kindle Fire Giveaway: http://www.iamareader.com/category/kindle-giveaway-sign-ups   Giveaway Details 1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7" HDX (US Only - $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International). There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire HDX 7". Ends 2/9/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Kiss Me, I'm Yours Blog Tour!


UPDATE: We have Rafflecopter winners!

Kindle copies of Kiss Me I'm Irish and Kiss me I'm yours goes to Danielle G.

$20 Amazon card goes to Ginny G.

Congrats!

All thanks to all who participated in the tour--readers and bloggers alike. 
You rock!

Yay! 

The awesome peeps at BMTS Blog Tours



have put together a fun blog tour featuring my newest time travel romance called Kiss Me, I'm Yours. The book is about:

Tennessee Waltz series Book Two.

Time-travel, hoop skirts, surly locals, and a handome if troubled Southern gentleman. Things just got weirder for Sophie Bowen.

When jilted Sophie stumbles into a stone circle filled with fireflies, she wakes up in a very different place—and time.

Beaten down by Lincoln's War and personal tragedy, Gabriel Merritt feels his life has become a lost cause.

In a post-war South still licking its wounds, Sophie and Gabriel struggle to understand the place they each find themselves in, while fighting a war of attraction.
And a mysterious twelve-year-old girl just might hold the key to it all.

See Book One: Kiss Me, I'm Irish


So join the fun and learn about time travel romance, fairy romance, and see who's been 'cast' as the main characters...all while checking out some seriously awesome blogs!


Schedule

January 6
Candace's Book Blog (book 1 + Top 10 -blogger's choice)
Shelf full of Books (books 1 & 2)
Heather Way (FB promo & GR book 1&2)
January 7
Been There, Read That, Reviewed The Book (books 1 & 2)
Two Tall Tales (books 1 & 2 + Playlist-author choice)
Bottles & Books Reviews (Dream cast/playlist- Author choice)
January 8
Paranormal Book Club (top 10- author choice)
The Book Addict (promo!)
Whimsical Nature (Book 1)
January 9
Reviewing in Chaos (top 10- author or character interview)
Book Bliss (Dream Cast- author choice)
Teen Reader's Diary (book 2 + dreamcast/playlist)
January 10
Dalene's Book Reviews (both books + other)
Tower of Babel (promo)
Offbeat Vegabond (books 1&2 + cast- author)