Howdy all, and welcome back to my Freeview Friday.
If it seems like ages since I posted one of these, that’s probably because it HAS been ages. In fact, the last ones I posted were for Eternal last year.
Anyhoo, as CAGED is due to release in a little over 12 weeks time (YAHOO!), I figured I’d give you a little Ethan each week to whet your appetites whilst you wait for him.
However, unlike the ones I’ve done in the past, I shan’t be introducing the sentences this time. Nope, I’m just going to randomly choose my snippet, and just stick it below, and you can make of it what you will.
Here goes. Your first CAGED Freeview Friday:
After sending Shelley a quick smile of assurance, I pulled away from the kerb.
“You been getting jiggy with Shelley when you visit?” Sean asked, as Dad fiddled with his phone.
“Nope.” I shifted from second to third gear.
A ringtone echoed from the passenger seat. I glanced across as Dad lifted his hand to his ear.
“I don’t believe you,” Sean said.
I shrugged. “I don’t care.”
I hope you enjoyed this weeks snippet. See you next week for another round of FVF
As I have said before, any and all are welcome to join me in this weekly shenanigan. HOWEVER, if you do so, I URGE you to keep the shared snippets short and sweet. Mine will be a maximum of TEN (10) sentences. To help identification of these posts, I shall be hashtagging them (for Twitter purposes) as #FVF. Feel free to knick said hashtag for your own Freeview Friday posts.
Blog Tour: Day After by Emi Gayle – What are the top 10 races Winn Thomas thinks Mac would never choose? + #Giveaway
I’m a HUGE fan of the 19th Year Trilogy, so I’m excited to be a part of this tour.
For my stop I have the geekalicious Winn Thomas himself, with his top 10 list of races he thinks Mac would never choose. But first, let’s take a look at this great book.
Demon crypts. Vampire lairs. Glowing angels. Sexy sirens. The stuff of fiction.
Or so Winn Thomas always thought.
Since being accepted into the fold of the supernatural, he knows better. None of what he imagined is true, but everything he feared is, and binding himself to his Changeling girlfriend until her nineteenth birthday will give him an education far beyond what he’d get at his human high school.
Luckily, Winn’s not giving up, he won’t back down, and he definitely isn’t going to run away with his tail between his legs. After all, only werewolves have tails. Right?
In this, the second of the 19th Year trilogy, Winn’s facing the challenge of one lifetime. If he doesn’t learn the truth about mythological creatures, his girlfriend Mac Thorne won’t either. That means, in six months, when she chooses her final form, she won’t know what to pick.
Winn, though, has his own ideas about Mac’s final selection—plans she knows nothing of.
He intends to have her pick human.
Whether she can or not.
Sounds awesome, right?
That’s because it is.
So, how about I introduce to a little Winn then?
Here’s his post:
Top 10 races Winn thinks Mac would NEVER choose.
- Cyclops. She couldn’t stand only having one eye
- Mermaid. No way could she ever deal with having a fish tale.
- Chupacabra. Gross! Even I know that.
- Leprechaun. Short!
- Sasquatch. Yeah, no on that one, too. Can you imagine her hairy?
- Sparkly vampire. Actual vampire, maybe, but even that might be on the list.
- Acheri demon. Mac can barely stand people her own age, let alone little ones
- Angel. Her arch nemesis is one, so obviously, that’s out.
- Cupids. Um … naked babies? Yeah, no.
- Ghouls. She does have some standards, geez!
Hehehehe, I think I might actually agree with him. Dude seems to know Mac pretty well.
Oh! But that’s not all. Nope. I have another treat for you.
How about an excerpt of this great book?
Yeah, that’s what I thought you’d say.
It’s all yours:
Sitting in front of the twelve most powerful non-humans on the earth would have shaken a lesser guy. In my case, I’d almost thrown up. Twice.
‘Don’t worry,’ Mackenzie Thorne, my girlfriend, had said. ’‘It’s just a formality.
She hadn’t known I’d have to go alone.
Only the intake and exhalation of air in the room made any sound. Eerie light flickered from the tips of candles mounted along dark, oak-paneled walls.
I refused to look anywhere but ahead of me. To the long, wooden, medieval-length table.
Holding my own breath.
For a moment, it seemed the walls began to close in on me.
At almost midnight on the first day of the year, I prepared to accept a fate no other human had ever taken on, been given or even offered. In response, sweat pooled under my armpits as alternating cold and hot ran through me.
The scratch of wood against wood had heads turning. Mine included.
Nahir, the oldest of the twelve, rose from his chair. “Winford Richmond Thomas, please rise.” His voice had a gravelly, hoarse sound.
I did as requested, my knees pressing against each other.
Nahir moved closer to me, his grandfatherly, human form disappearing under protruding scales of deep green. His arms lengthened into dinosaur-like paws and hit the rock floor, making the room around us shake. Thick wings extended from his body, and a tail lashed out against the wall behind him, rattling the candles.
A dragon, in the color of tropical ocean water, stood before me, huffing air from horse-sized nostrils.
Oh. God. I’m going to die.
Not going to die. It’s part of the test. Remember, you have to see them all. Mac’s words flowed through my mind.
“Master Thomas.” Josie, a siren and one of the most beautiful women I’d ever met, rose, her long flowing gown matching the color of her reddish-gold hair. I couldn’t help but stare at her. “You’ve been asked by our current changeling, Miss Maya Mackenzie Thorne, to be her teacher. Have you willingly agreed to take on this duty?” As Josie talked, she stalked forward, shimmering, shifting, the already-pretty woman becoming deadly man-hunting female—according to the legends I’d read.
Vibes ebbed from her like the rocking tide. If she sang, throwing up would be the least of my worries. I’d be dead by sexual self-implosion.
With a rough cough, I gathered my wits. “Yes. I have accepted. Willingly.” Every nerve ending in my body urged me to go to Josie, to let her take me and do with me whatever she wanted. A groan built in my throat, tension straining my limbs, most particularly, my crotch. Not now! The need to shift what grew sent heat to my cheeks even as Mac’s words played through again. Force yourself not to react to any of them. They’ll think you’re stronger than you are since you’re only human.
Only human. Problem number one.
And if we’ve now defo got your interest, you can grab yourself a copy of Day After at:
you can just try and win yourself a copy in Emi’s giveaway.
Yep, there are signed copies up for grabs, e-copies up for grabs–bookmarks, too.
All’s you gotta do is follow the RAFFLECOPTER!
p.s. you can read MY review of Day After over at Bookaroo-Ju.
Emi Gayle just wants to be young again. She lives vicariously through her youthful characters, while simultaneously acting as chief-Mom to her teenaged son and searching for a way to keep her two daughters from ever reaching the dreaded teen years.
Ironically, those years were some of Emi’s favorite times. She met the man of her dreams at 14, was engaged to him at 19, married him at 20 and she’s still in love with him to this day. She’ll never forget what it was like to fall in love at such a young age — emotions she wants everyone to feel.
For anyone who takes notice of my FB page, you might remember I mentioned about sharing some deleted scenes from Blue Moon.
Well, I decided to listen and let you have them. I’m giving you one (which is actually two).
Before I do, let me reassure you that you don’t have worry. These aren’t scenes that would show a different outcome to that which you’ve read in the published version of the book. They are simply scenes that are now hinted at having happened because we removed them to move the story along faster (for good reason–heh).
Oh, and sorry to any hopefuls, but these aren’t ‘intimate’ scenes.
p.s. these have not been professionally edited.
Okay, here goes. Remember near the beginning when Jem and Sean manage to wangle a day to themselves? Well, those scenes were originally shown … and here they are:
TOY STORE SCENE
‘Big’ didn’t even begin to describe the store; gigantic would have been far more fitting. In my younger years, kids were lucky if they had one of those pathetic electronic ping-pongy-tennis games for the TV. The toy store had so many consoles, it made my head hurt.
Sean unfolded his arms from around me and picked up a board game. “We should get this for us.”
“Why?” I smiled. “You hate sitting still.”
“It’s supposed to be freezing soon. It’ll be something to do indoors.”
“Baby, I can think of way more fun things to do than a board game.”
He laughed, repositioning himself at my back. “I’ll bet you can.”
Sean’s six foot three height allowed his chin to rest atop my five-seven frame. With his arms folded around my chest, his breaths warming my neck, his body heat sifting through my clothing, we hobbled our way through the mass of toys.
“What does Ben like?” asked Sean.
I shrugged. “I know he liked sports—I’ve played with them in the garden.”
“It’s too cold for outdoors. We’ll find the boys’ toys.”
As soon as we rounded the corner to the boys aisle, Sean’s arms released me. I peered at him over my shoulder, smothered a laugh at the shine in his eyes as he picked up one box, and then another. He went the whole length of the shelves, studied the action figures, the miniaturised racing tracks and scale-sized cars to accompany them, the train sets, too.
“Look at this.”
When he stuck a pointed hat on his head and waved a wand about, my laugh snorted out.
He put it back, picked up a remote control fire engine, played about with that. I watched him move from the fire engine to a trunk-sized box of bricks. “These are cool.” He stuck a few together, waved them at me. “It’s enough to make you want kids yourself, isn’t it?”
I stared at him. Had he intended it to sound as it did? He spotted my expression, put the bricks back with a frown, and disappeared round the corner.
I turned to scour the figures. Gaze falling on an unusual set, I picked them up for a closer look, hummed and harred over which to get. At Sean’s chuckle I looked back to see him whizzing back round the corner on a skateboard. He almost knocked me over with his outstretched arms, as he brought his newfound wheels to a halt.
“You’ll get us kicked out,” I said with a giggle.
“I’ve got to get one of these. Dad bought me one when I was about ten, but it was rubbish compared the ones they’ve got in here.”
“Get it then.” I smiled. “I found these for Ben. Poppy will laugh her socks off when she sees them.”
He stepped from the skateboard, took the box from me. His gaze went from the one in his hand, to the others on the shelf, before he burst out laughing. I’d found a range of werewolf action figures.
He grabbed some more. “Perfect.”
The bistro Sean chose for lunch held few patrons. Cosy summed up the dimmed lighting, the dark-wood panelled walls, the yellowed black and white framed photographs that adorned the generous lounge. The offered seats in an enclosed corner of the room added a romantic element to it all.
“You want some wine, Jem?”
“Just juice.” Skimming over the menu, I lowered my voice. “I don’t want to fall asleep before the hunt.”
He smiled before turning as the waitress sidled up with pad and pen in hand. Sean ordered an orange juice and lemonade, a rare sirloin. The woman wrote it all down and looked to me.
“Salmon. But can I get it with potatoes and stuff, instead of salad, please?”
She smiled. “Certainly.”
“Potatoes and stuff?” Sean chuckled when we were alone.
“Well, she seems to know what stuff is.”
His long legs stretched out beneath the table, wrapped around mine. “It’s been good, getting out for a bit.” We didn’t get anywhere near enough time to ourselves. “We should do it more often, now Dad isn’t panicking so much over backup for the two of us.”
I smiled. “Yeah, we should.”
I never complained about Nathan’s concerns about me going out alone—or Sean’s. They weren’t unfounded. Sean and I never questioned Nathan’s worries over the two of us being out together either. As the first female werewolf, bitten by Sean two centuries before, bound to be reunited by a spell my mother placed on us at the time, I—we—tended to be well known, thanks to werewolf history. If another pack saw us, figured out who we were, past experience told us their curiosity alone could bring trouble—though, I didn’t quite understand their fascination with me. Thankfully, since eliminating the pack who hoped to keep me for themselves back in August, we hadn’t come into contact with any other outside wolves.
We remained quiet for a while. Constant conversation had never been a requirement for our relationship. The waitress didn’t even speak when she brought our drinks—probably thought we were making gooey eyes at each other … which, I guessed, we were. At the arrival of our food, we broke focus only long enough to be polite before our eyes reconnected.
We watched each other a lot. I liked to watch him eat. The pronouncement of tendons in his arms with each stab of the fork, every slice of the knife. The way he studied each individual item on his plate as though what he ate next was the most important decision in the world. The satisfaction on his face as the flavours pleasured him. I imagined he got the same enjoyment from watching me, because he always did it, too.
I smiled. “Want some of my stuff?”
He reached over, speared a chunk of broccoli with his fork. It disappeared into his mouth before he attacked his chips. After ramming in enough to render him incapable of speech, he stabbed some more, stretched over to feed them to me.
He finished first, as always, smearing the last of his chips in his bloodied meat juices. As he chewed the last mouthful, he settled onto his elbows. A smile played on his lips, his eyebrow twitched. “Rabbit or badger, tonight, Jem?”
I lowered my gaze as my body gave a small shudder of excitement at the thought. “Fox.”
“You have to wait for them to begin breeding again.”
Considering my alternatives, I returned to studying him. “What would you recommend?”
“Depends how hungry you are.”
“It has nothing to do with hunger.” I shrugged. “If you like rabbit, you simply eat more.”
His smile widened. “Badger, then.”
“Their meat is richer. Rabbit is sweeter.”
“How can meat be sweet?”
He shrugged then smiled when I offered him my last potato.
Th-th-that’s all, folks!
(to clarify, Ben is Poppy’s son)
See you Friday for the first Caged #FreeviewFriday
Yep, it’s that time again, when I get to share a snippet from the opening of my latest upcoming release, and it’s CAGED’s turn!!!!!!
I could waffle on about how equally excited and nervous I am over sharing this story with the world–mostly because it ain’t nothing like any of the Jem & Sean based stories–but instead, I’m just going to get on with and give you all what you came for.
“… from the Shropshire area. Following Carly McDowd’s disappearance on the fourth, and Andrew Doherty’s on the seventh, this is the third incident this month …”
I turned from the square-jawed newswoman on TV to Dad, where he sat in his corner armchair.
His attention remained on the screen, a frown across his brow.
“… the duo of friends were first reported missing late last night by their parents, after they discovered neither of the teenagers …” The newscaster’s voice infiltrated once more.
Images of a couple of lads flashed side by side on the screen. The one on the left had the appearance of any late teen, with shaggy overgrown hair and the twinkle of mischief in his expression.
From the other image, brilliant blue eyes stared out at me from beneath a shock of pale blond curls.
“Oh, shit!” I pushed to my feet, took a step forward. “That’s …”
“Nineteen year old Gabriel Lewis was believed by his mother to be staying at Colum Delaney’s since Friday evening, whilst Colum’s parents …”
Dad stood, his fingers retracting his mobile from his jeans pocket as I worked my own out. He paused, nodded to me. “Go on. You make the call, Ethan.”
Shelley Lewis’s number had been saved in my phone book since the beginning of the year, right after we met for the first time. I hit dial and paced to the window. September sunshine, of the early morning variety, blinded me as my phone rang.
It took only a few trills for her to answer. “Ethan?” Her voice held hope, as well as a heavy weariness and the thickness of tears.
“Is it true?” I’d promised to support her—a lone parent, a female no less, raising a werewolf son with no guidance. So far, I’d delivered on that promise.
The sob hitting my ear gave confirmation enough. “Oh, Ethan.”
“Hold tight, Shelley. I’m on my way.”
“I’ll come with you,” Dad said, as I hung up and spun to him. “Shout Sean, too—in case we need to do any scouting. I think I heard him stir upstairs.”
“What about Connor’s lot?” The Larsen’s made up the other half of our eight-wolf pack, but lived separately to us on the south side of the forest.
Dad shook his head. “I’ll update Connor whilst you deal with Sean—”
“And Jem?” I asked with a lifted eyebrow.
Dad’s lips twitched, but he continued as though he hadn’t noticed my reference to his buck-passing. “Just the three of us will go. Connor and his boys can spend the morning here and stay close to Jem and your mother unless we need them.”
Well, whatcha think?
It’s not enough?
Well, whaddaya know? Because I’ve been given the go ahead to share the ENTIRE FIRST CHAPTER!
It has to be earned.
And here’s how.
Simply shout about Caged in any of the following ways.
Tweet about it. I’ve even give a couple examples below: you’re welcome to use them.
Love werewolves? CAGED is coming August 2013. Add it to your tbr list: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13627361-caged #HollowayPack
Ethan Holloway rocks my socks! Roawr! CAGED: coming August 2013: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13627361-caged #HollowayPack
Do you wanna be CAGED with Ethan Holloway? Yeah, baby! Add it on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13627361-caged #HollowayPack
Get the gist? Please note: Tweeting this blog post, whilst massively appreciated, does not count. It’s gotta be a link to Caged’s Goodreads page. Let’s see if we can get it on more to-read shelves.
If you want to go for the simplest route, you can merely share the link to the book’s page: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13627361-caged It can be on a personal profile, or on your page, in a group–whichever suits you. You could also add a little comment alongside the link, if you so desired.
ON YOUR BLOG
Waiting on Wednesday posts are the bees knees. LOVE them. Love how other bloggers hop around visiting each other, commenting on these posts. They are a FANTASTIC way for folk to discover new books. So, if you have Caged on your to-read list and you’re looking forward to it, something like a WOW post for Caged would be freakin’ awesome.
And if you’ve already posted about Caged in a WOW, then (thank you so much), you’re welcome to use that link for your entry.
AND THEN …
All’s you have to do is fill in the following form and ALL. WILL. BE. REVEALED.
Thanks heaps for all the support. It means a LOT!
I hope you enjoy.
So … I got nominated for a Liebster Blog Award. The nominator (which makes her sound kinda tough) is a very lovely lady named Sheryl Winters—you should go check her out and say hi. Anyhoo, as it’s been a while since I’ve had a nomination come my way, I figured I’d play along.
Here’s how it goes:
* Each nominee must answer the 11 questions.
* Create 11 questions for the next nominees to answer.
* Link back to who nominated them.
* Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
* Go to their page and tell them.
* No tag backs!
So, here are my Q’s:
01. What makes your day brighter?
Mr B. The Mini-Me’s are kinda rocking, too. But there’s just something about Mr B stepping into the house after he’s been at work all day that makes it feel warmer.
02. Your goal for 2013?
Okay, I’ll be sensible. My 2013 goals are: A) not have everybody hate me for Ethan’s novel when that releases. It was tough to write. It was tough on him. Folk seem to have high expectations for his story and I hope it lives up to them. B) finish writing Holloway Pack 4. It’s nearly done. I’m so close to the finish line. But my muse is dragging his feet and in need of a swift kick up the butt. C) Have a go at my first ever YA. I have the ideas and openings jotted down for around 7 at the moment, but one of them is speaking louder than the others, so I hope to have time to adventure into that. D) if I manage to get that done, then I also have the beginnings of a plot (I know, plotting! From moi!) for a paranormal erotic romance that I might explore a little deeper. E) get fitter and healthier than I currently am. I’m sick of feeling bleh. I want to feel ROAWR!
03. What do you like to write about?
And aside from that, anything that happens to be swirling in my head, at any given time.
04. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Outside of writing: constant negativity. In writing: POV breaches and present tense words in past tense writing.
05. Do you have any hobbies? (other than blogging)
You ever heard of reading? Yeah, that.
I book blog for a hobby, too (see button in yonder sidebar =>>). Bake. Walk (though not enough lately). Watch a film now and then with Mr B. Girlie nights with a good film with the Mini-Me. Winding up The Boy about puberty and girls.
06. Beer or Wine?
I rarely drink. Mostly it’s because I don’t really like the taste. But some may argue that drinking is dangerous for me because I already act slightly intoxicated, anyway, when sober.
07. Favorite breakfast?
If I’m feeling adventurous: sliced bananas on toast.
08. Dog or Cat?
Ach. I have both. My pooch kinda rocks my socks, though—even if she is the naughtiest creature alive.
09. Muffins or Cupcakes?
Ach. How am I supposed to choose? Though, it does depend on the muffin. And it does depend on the cupcake. If cappuccino, I’d say cupcake.
10. Autumn or Spring?
Ach. I like both. Spring because it brings colour and flora to the landscape and atmosphere after winter steals them away. And autumn because of its rustic beauty and welcoming fragrance, which just makes me want to suck those breaths in long and deep. No, it’s a tie.
11. PC or Apple?
Dude! Only folk richer than me own Apple Mac’s. O_o
And that’s it. My 11 Q’s answered.
Now, for my 11 Q’s to you.
1. What is your favourite genre to read?
2. You’ve just won a competition and the prize is any pair of shoes in the world of your choice. Describe them.
3. Which fictional character would you most like to meet and why?
4. The zombie apocalypse is upon us. Undead beings are beating at your door, slobbering over your freshly-cleaned patio windows, and you’re barricaded into your living room. Sticking to truth, what’s the most useful item you have to help you swing your way out of this somewhat precarious situation?
5. I’ll never understand why mashed potato is considered a signature dish for a certain chicken restaurant in the US, so if you couldn’t have both, but had to choose, which way would you swing? Chicken or mash?
6. What is your most favourite accent in the world *cough* British *cough*?
7. If you could visit any fictional land (created world/situation/etc) from any book of your choosing, which world/situation would choose to play witness to and why?
8. Slippers or socks? No, they’re NOT the same!
9. Favourite James Bond actor? Why, what’s so special about him, then?
10. Best (in your opinion) special effects for a werewolf film to date? (to the US folk out there, film = movie. )
11. And last but not least: Head into your mobile (mobile = cell phone *snicker*) scroll through your ‘favourites’ list of numbers, find the number that you dial the most … Who is it? Can I have their number? ‘Cause they must be pretty cool if you ring them all the while, right?
What d’you mean I can’t have it?
Hmmm, okay then, how about: What topic are you’re planning to write (or blog) about next?
Okay, are you ready? Because it’s time for the list of 11 nominees. Here goes:
It’s all yours.
This post is just a little heads up to let you good folk know that there is a Goodreads giveaway starting today, with a signed print copy of Resonance up for grabs.
If you fancy winning yourself a physical copy of the book, you can do so HERE!
Whilst it’s not in the GR giveaway rules that you have to add it to your to-read pile, I’d certainly appreciate the gesture. Who knows, if it ends up on enough shelves, maybe I’ll throw in a little bit of Holloway Pack swag, too.
And if you simply can’t wait that long to find out what happens to Josh, don’t forget the Big Resonance Giveaway is still running until May 2nd.
All’s you gotta do to enter is either leave a review of Blue Moon somewhere (one previously written is perfectly accepted; it doesn’t have to be a new review), OR take a pic of you with your copy of Blue Moon to show you have it to read before heading into Resonance–because Resonance will be confusing, as well as smack you with a big fat Blue Moon spoiler if you haven’t read that one first.
EVERYONE who enters will receive an ecopy of Resonance. There will also be a grand draw at the end of the giveaway for all entries, to win a bag of (Holloway Pack) swag. More details HERE!.
Have a great week, and remember to visit here on May 1st for your first glimpse of what’s between the pages of Caged.
With today as the last day of the tour, I figured I’d head back in and recount all the days over the past week on all the blogs who were kind enough to have me–which means it will also be easy for folk to go check out any posts they missed, too.
Here they are:
Wednesday started off over at JeanzBookReadNReview, where Sandra pretty much dedicated an whole stream of posts to Resonance. From a promotional spotlight, to a Random One-Liner post, ending with Sandra’s (awesome) review of the book.
Thanks so much, Sandra.
Thursday, Ambur let me lose over at Burning Impossibly Bright, where I gave a somewhat intellectual and profoundly deep insight ( O_o ) into what I believe makes a well-structured pack.
And I could also be found over at The Cover Contessa, being interviewed by Brooke , which you can check out HERE!
Friday brought you an exclusive interview between author Aimee Laine and Jem’s sister, Jess. You can find out what unusual question Aimee asked, and Jess’s answers over at J.C. Martin’s Blog.
Thanks, J.C. (and Aimee).
Karla let me loose over on Book Addict on Saturday, where she shared an excerpt of Resonance. You can check that out HERE!
Another excerpt was shared on Sunday, by Jen over at At Random, which you can read HERE! Jen also posted an awesomesauce entry to win her copy of Resonance in the Big Resonance Giveaway, with pics of her copy of Blue Moon … well, mooning around in her office at work, LOL. It’s defo worth checking out. You can do so HERE!
Yesterday found me at Keri Lake’s Blog, where I FINALLY *show* the world (WITH PICTURES) how I see Sean Holloway. Defo worth checking out … HERE!
Pragya also wrote a great review for Resonance over at Reviewing Shelf. You can read that (and how she’s slightly miffed at me) HERE!
And, as for today, I’m guest posting over at Long and Short Reviews on balancing writing with the real world. You can read that HERE!
PLUS, Brenda interviews our very own and adorable Josh Larsen, over at Crazy Four Books HERE!
So, that’s it! The Resonance Tour has finally come to a close after a busy two weeks.
MASSIVE thanks goes out to all the bloggers involved, both from this week and last week. I couldn’t have done it without you guys.
Also, if anyone still wants to grab themselves a guaranteed copy of Resonance for their e-reader, the giveaway is still open until May 2nd. Find out more HERE!
Have a great week, guys.
With everyone’s lives being pretty busy, I figured I’d make it easy on your all by doing a weekly recap this week and next week, highlighting the tours stops that have happened during the week.
I’ve had some great stops going on to help promote Resonance this week, so these posts will also give me a chance to gives thanks to the bloggers who have made this tour possible.
So, this week’s round up:
Danielle opened the tour up for me on Tuesday, over at Known to Read, where she posted not only a great review for Resonance, but also part one of a three part short story titled: Hereditary.
In case you’re wondering, Hereditary has a LOT to do with Resonance. It’s also pretty relevant to Caged.
You can check out her post HERE!
Also on Tuesday, Froggarita hosted a promotion spotlight, where readers had the chance to read a Resonance excerpt,
You can check out her post HERE!
Wednesdayfound us over at Tana Rae Reads, where the lovely lady posted a great review for Resonance.
You can check that out HERE!
Thanks, Tana Rae.
And Julie Reece posted an excerpt, which you can check out HERE!
On Thursday, I guest posted over at Aimee Laine’s blog: “Chocolate and Werewolves Should Never Be Mixed … Said No One Ever”.
If you’re intrigued as to what that post could be all about, you can find out HERE!
And Laurie posted a GREAT review over at Reader Girls. You can view that HERE!
Aaaaaaand, also on Thursday, Maghon invited Ethan over to Happy Tails and Tales for an interview,.
This one was loads of fun to do. She also posted a GREAT review.
You can check them both out HERE!
Friday brought you Part II of Hereditary over at Laney McMann’s Blog. Yep, if you read and enjoyed Part II at Known to Read on Tuesday, HERE is where you’ll find the second installment.
Terri Rochenski let me loose on her blog on Saturday, where I posted about my Top 10 Tunes to Write to. You can check those out HERE!
A round of L.S. Murphy’s Rapid Fire Interview Questions hit her blog on Sunday morning. If you want to know how’d I’d react over being turned into a werewolf, you can find out HERE!
And for today ….
Yesterday found me at Katherine Skye’s Blog, where visitors could read an excerpt of Resonance, as well as check out her Random Resonance One-Liner for the day.
They could also find the THIRD AND FINAL installment of my short story Hereditary over at Kaidan’s Seduction.
And, as for today, head over to Lola’s Reviews, where you can read her review of Resonance and an interview with Me!
Don’t forget there’s another week of tour stops to go. Be great if you could follow along on those one, too.
And the two runner-s up, who will each receive a Caged bookmark are:
Pragya from The Reviewing Shelf and Danielle from Known to Read
Big thanks to everyone else who entered.
Don’t forget to check back for more giveaways in the future.
The Big Resonance Giveaway!
April 2nd 2013 marked the official release of Resonance upon the world (wahooooooooo!), and yes, Resonance is available to purchase at all of the usual outlets:
However, because I love and appreciate my fans so much, I decided to go on a mission to give something back.
Thanks to my super-duper editor, I’ve been granted permission for the following.
I vow to give away a FREE copy of Resonance to everyone who submits a valid entry between April 2nd and May 2nd (inclusive).
On top of that, one main-prize winner will receive a Holloway Pack swag-bundle (see below).
So, what do you have to do to enter?
Simples. Read on.
Resonance is, by no means, intended to be read as a standalone. If you haven’t read at least Blue Moon, then you will have absolutely no idea what is happening in Resonance. Also, if you haven’t read Blue Moon, then you will be hit upside the head with one massive spoiler for how the book ends if you read Resonance first.
Here’s the deal. You can enter in any (or all, if you wish) of the following ways:
Post a picture of you with your precious copy or Blue Moon somewhere on the Internet (yes, you do have permission to hide all but your eyes behind it if you just so happen to be camera shy).
It does not have to be a hard copy (paperback); it can be the cover image on the screen of your Kindle/e-reader/reading tablet. No, pdf’s do not count. If you have a pdf, then it’s most probably an illegal copy, and so will only upset me.
Once said picture is posted, link me up so I can see it. If you stick it on FB, then tag me, but remember, I have a space (for some bizarre reason) between my initials on there. So, make sure you use @J. A. Belfield in your tag. NB: There will be a space in the Rafflecopter form to paste in a link to your pic, also, just in case I miss any or the tagging doesn’t work. If you stick it on Twitter, then be sure to mention: @JABelfield so I can see your entry. And if you happen to stick it anywhere else, then be sure to forward a link to the post to j.a.belfield72 at gmail.com and include ‘The Big Resonance Giveaway’ in the subject line.
Post a review for Blue Moon.
Obviously, I’d prefer amazing ones, but I get that my writing won’t jive for everyone, so any review over 100 words will be accepted, even if it doesn’t rave and include 4/5 stars. However, I will read each review carefully (because I always do), and ascertain that I believe the book has actually been read rather than a review being composed out of a rewrite of the blurb (yes, this does happen on occasion).
Where you post your review is up to you. On Goodreads. Amazon. B&N. On your blog. Completely up to you. But the Rafflecopter form will have separate entry options for each of these places, and each one will be included as an entry toward the main prize.
Off you go, go, goooo!
Here’s the Rafflecopter Form!
And don’t forget to follow along on the tour, for more posts and Holloway Pack fun. Full schedule can be found HERE!