I (mistakenly) turned the keyboard over to Von for my Halloween post on Paranormal Haven. You have got to see the costumes he chose for Dante, Heather, Annie, Silver, Lucien–and himself. *slaps forehead* We’re also doing a giveaway that runs for the next 21 days! 3 signed copies of OMW and one more winner gets their choice from any of my titles.
Here’s a preview:
All righty then, Halloween or Endless Night, as it’s called here in N’awlins runs pretty much all October From bead-tossing parades (Halloween beads, y’all), to costume parties (hell, that’s pretty much year-round in the Quarter), to haunted house events so intense that kids aren’t allowed in, to drunken bacchanalias (hell, that’s also pretty much year-round), to spooky music festivals, zombie outbreaks, hoodoo, Voodoo, you’ll find it all here. And in darker corners, you might find even more than you wanted. I hear tell that there’s vampires around here. **grins**
So this year, I nagged asked the gang to let me choose the costumes for everyone. It didn’t take me long to reason with Dante. Funny how quickly a persons sees the validity of your ideas when you’re sitting on ’em. Without further ado (and what IS ado, anyway? Is it something I want?), here’s my choices for everyone.
We’re gonna have one helluva endless night! **winks** Read the rest and see the costumes at Paranormal Haven.
There are a lot more shows on my DVR than ten, but I shared the top ones on All Things Urban Fantasy. I’m also giving away 3 signed copies of OMW and two signed copies of any of my titles, winner’s choice. Contest ends 10/17/13. Here’s a preview:
I enjoy watching good TV, love checking out new shows, and with DVR technology, it’s sooooo easy to record, well, everything. The other day, I was looking at my recorded programming and realized I would never have the time to watch each show, not if I planned to write on a regular basis and not if I hoped to avoid becoming a true couch potato. LOL.
It also dawned on me that there were shows that I watched immediately, eager to see what happens next and to who, and that there were shows I put off until I had nothing else to watch. No real excitement there, just a sense of duty. “Well, I’ve come this far, might as well finish the season.” What the . . . ? Why am I watching shows that don’t excite me? Why am I watching shows that I don’t look forward to?
A damned good question. Time is too short. Too valuable. So I started ruthlessly winnowing timers. Revolution-gone. Vampire Diaries-gone (to be fair, I used to enjoy this one, but it faded during the last season). Cold Justice-gone (we hardly knew ye). Super Fun Night-gone (one episode). Defiance-gone (although it had good moments, just not good enough). And so many more. I dropped from 79 timers to 34.
Read the rest and enter the giveaway at ALL THINGS URBAN FANTASY.
Here it is–nearly time for the release of On Midnight Wings and time is just flying past! In fact, it’s flying by so fast (warp speed, Mr. Sulu) that I realized I’ve neglected to post a few things–like the winners of the OMW cover flat contest. D’oh!! I really enjoyed everyone’s suggestions on who should play the characters if the books should ever become movies. Some I agreed with, others I didn’t, but I appreciated each and every suggestion. Each of you have your own mental picture of the characters and I simply loved this look into your own imaginations. Thank you! That said, here are the contest winners (chosen via random.org).
- Rebecca (email@example.com)
- Deb R. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Florence (email@example.com)
- Oneyda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dana (email@example.com)
Congratulations, y’all!! Expect an email from me soon.
I happen to have 5 cover flats for ON MIDNIGHT WINGS to sign and give away to 5 lucky winners! To enter the contest, simply post a comment answering this question: If The Maker’s Song series were to be made into a movie or TV series, who would you like to see playing your favorite character(s)?
You can enter more than once and winners will be chosen at 11 PM (Pacific time) on August 31.
Have fun and best of luck to each of you!
Drop by BookWenches for a fun interview and a book giveaway (open to international). The giveaway ends July 3rd and two winners will be chosen. See you there!
I have a short AAD Spotlight interview and giveaway going on now at That’s What I’m Talking About. The giveaway is open to international and ends June 6, 2012 at 9 PM EST. Three winners will be chosen and prizes include signed copies of my books and an e-copy of “Caught Forever Between.”