Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Five for December 19, 2014


1. My Loose Corset blog tour with Goddess Fish Promotions is all set to go. They are super efficient and really nice. This is my first time not creating my own tour, and it's been an excellent experience so far working with a virtual book tour company. Check out my snazzy banner!


2. Now on to doing my posts for my Geeky Dice & Debauchery Tour! Hosts, I'll be contacting you soon with updated information. Oh boy, it's going to be a busy new year, but so much fun!

3. All my writing this week was for tour posts. I've also been critiquing. I'm always amazed at the talent of my critique partners and betas.

4. Today is my son's school concert and lunch. They'll sing some Christmas songs and do some dancing. It's so cute watching the wee ones perform. I spent two hours last night making sandwich pinwheels for the lunch. A chef I am not. Next time, I'll buy them already made! But they're full of color and very healthy. If the kids just don't go right for the desserts!

5. I'll be taking a blogging break until the new year. We stay home for Christmas, and I love it. Two weeks of rest and relaxation, and doing things together as a family. See you in 2015! Have a very happy Christmas and an awesome new year!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wicked Wednesday - Loose Corset's tantalizing cover


Blurb:
Geek girl Morgan Reid has been to many conventions, but none that had her wishing it would never end.

Dressed as their characters from the online game Steampunk Quest, Morgan and her best friend meet the other players for the first time in real life. Morgan's attraction to the gorgeous Dean Bradley is immediate, making it difficult to breathe in her tight corset. Even after a few dice shattering orgasms, she doesn't believe this can be anything more than a con fling. But Dean is making her feel things she's only read about in books. Can Morgan let go of her cool-headed logic and allow herself to fall completely for the perfect geek guy?
 
There's nothing sexier than a shiny, new D20. Look at those angles! And ooh, the luscious crimson color of the gem die.

I'm pleased that the cover has some gaming nerdiness to it, and that it isn't an overly buff dude and too blonde woman locked in a passionate yet weirdly awkward pose.

Loose Corset will be released January 9th. That's 23 days away! You can add it to your wish list HERE.

This is the first book of my Dice & Debauchery series with Ellora's Cave. It will be released as a part of their special call, Geekgasm! So hopefully we'll get some great nerdy romances and erotica next month.

If you'd like a review copy of Loose Corset, please email Ellora's Cave to request one at Service@ellorascave.com

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Founding of Foxwick - guest post by Cherie Reich


The Founding of Foxwick
by Cherie Reich

Gather around, children, and let me tell you the tale of how the Kingdom of Foxwick came into being.

Once upon a time, a publisher put out a call for an anthology about assassins. Ooo, assassins are pretty cool. They are usually pretty badass, and it could be fun to write a story for the anthology. The publisher had an interesting stipulation too. They only wanted the first five hundred words of the story before they’d consider reading the entire thing.

But what should I write about? Who was my assassin and who would he/she have to kill?

I selected a female assassin. There are a lot of male ones, so I thought a female would stand out. But who would she kill? Someone royal/presidential/etc.? Perhaps someone close to her. No, no normal human would do. I wanted something bigger. A story that would take notice.

She would assassinate Death himself.

Once I figured out why she would have to kill Death, then I needed a setting. This was a fantasy anthology, and they wanted a Medieval-esque world. I had no readily available world to drop the main character in. I searched some fantasy world naming generators to figure out a name.

Foxwick came up in the second or third search. Foxwick. I liked it. A lot.

Thus, the Kingdom of Foxwick was born with badass Princess Umbria as this particular short story’s main character. Umbria features in five out of the seventeen short stories in People of Foxwick and Their Neighbors, and she’s mentioned in a few others.

A call for a short story inspired a whole new world. And although the story “Lady Death” was short-listed yet not accepted into the anthology, I couldn’t be more grateful for the founding of Foxwick.

The kingdom hangs in the balance.

War threatens Foxwick on all sides.

The dreaded Shadowlands gains more souls. From the shrouded trees in Greymist Forest to the arid Blackden Barrens, monsters roam in search of their next victim. Sirens lure ships beneath Merrilea Sea. In cold and snowy Wintermill, royals plot to claim Foxwick as their own, even if they must use dragons and sorcery. Marriage between Foxwick’s king and Lochhollow’s princess creates a perilous alliance. Although brave Valdale will come to Foxwick’s aid, the cost may be more than a true friend can stomach.

Set over a hundred years, these seventeen fantasy short stories explore the people, creatures, and lands in and around the Kingdom of Foxwick.

Add on Goodreads here.
Available in print and e-formats!


Cherie Reich is a speculative fiction writer and library assistant living in Virginia. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and her books include the horror collection Once upon a Nightmare, a science fantasy collection titled Fall of Gravity, and the fantasy series The Foxwick Chronicles and The Fate Challenges. Reborn is her debut novel. She is the vice president of Valley Writers and a member of the Virginia Writers Club and Untethered Realms. For more information, please visit her website.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Five for December 12, 2014


1. A good week for writing. I finished off my Christmas short story for my local critique group. Now I'm working on a few other shorts to submit in the new year. Just silly and fun stuff before the hard work of promoting and revising starts again.

2. Less than a month until the first book of my hilarious and geeky series, Dice & Debauchery is released! You can add Loose Corset to your wish list at Ellora's Cave now. I worked last week with a cover artist, so hopefully I can share with you the cover soon. For everyone on the D&D tour, I'll get you all the information and images when I have them. Also, for anyone who would like to review the book, you can email Service@ellorascave.com and request a review copy.

3. My urban fantasy novel, Of Blood and Sorrow is currently with my CPs and betas. I hope to have it ready to release in February or March. You can add it to read on Goodreads right now!

4. Have you gotten all your holiday preparations done? We have our tree and all the cards have been sent out. Next week will be a lot of cooking and baking for my husband's work and our son's school. Christmas lunches and concerts. Then two weeks of sleeping in!

5. A quiet weekend awaits me. Maybe we'll take the little guy to see Big Hero 6. I think I want to see it more than he does! He's been really into watching Odd Squad, a new show on PBS. It's like a mix between Men in Black and Harry Potter. It teaches math skills and throws in a lot of subtle adult jokes. Or not so subtle ones like the 1980s episode! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wicked Wednesday - holiday reads


It's that wonderful time of year...
     where we all hope to grab some quiet reading time amongst the holiday chaos!

I love snuggling under a blanket with a good book when it's cold and dark outside. With so much going on during December, I don't like to delve into any deep reads. I crave omething light and fun with a happily ever after.

I don't usually go searching for holiday themed books, but when I find a good one, it makes me extra happy. Recently I read Mistletoe & Memories by Matilda Maxwell. This is a perfect example of a festive and fun read.

My little guy is really into The Night Before Christmas and The Great Reindeer Rebellion this year. Children's books really get me in the festive mood too.

What are your favorite holiday reads?

* * * * *

Here's another holiday read for you.
Fantasy Uprising from Untethered Realms is now available!

A collection of nine fantastic, spine-tingling stories. Magic. Mystery. Murder. Heartbreak and Hope. Defeat and Victory. The incredible and Horrific. Fantasy Uprising delivers a heaping serving of the best in fantasy.
It's now on Smashwords, Amazon, and Google Play.
And you can get this awesome collection for a mere 99 cents!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Review for Claudia Must Die


Blurb:
Claudia doesn’t feel like herself anymore—she feels like prey. Her husband’s hired goons have stalked her all the way to Boston and will only stop their pursuit once she is dead.

Divorce is not an option. Instead, she has stolen a bunch of her man’s money to disappear into another life.

In order for Claudia to live, someone else must die. A lookalike college student becomes the target capable of freeing her from an awful marriage. 

The plan goes horribly awry. Instead of murdering Claudia’s double, the assassins shoot the woman’s lover who is the cousin of a powerful Irish mobster. Claudia becomes hunted by all involved. Can she survive? Should she?

My review:
Claudia has become the hunted. Her mobster husband will stop at nothing to see her dead, and Claudia will do whatever it takes to stay alive. Even if that means she has to set another woman up to take her place. Everything erupts into chaos when the assassins miss and an innocent woman is killed. Claudia is back on the run, and this time, she's hitched a ride with her lookalike and vengeful friend. Surrounded by people who want to kill her, how will she survive?

This unique thriller keeps you on the edge of your seat. It's intense and quirky in a way that reminded me a bit of Pulp Fiction. We have fantastic characterization along with unexpected twists and turns in the plot. It's dark and gritty with the right dose of humor.

I confess I wanted to kill Claudia myself. She's impulsive and selfish, but she's a fighter. I could sympathize with her wanting to be free of her abusive husband, but she went to great lengths which included setting up Parker, a woman who looks just like her, up as the assassins' target. Parker was fascinating. Quiet yet deep, I connected with her and rooted for her survival. The Woolf brothers and Francis were just as entertaining.

This was an awesome read! T.B. Markinson hasn't let me down yet. I highly recommend this book and all her excellent works.

Excerpt:
At first, everything had been roses and wine. When others warned her about Dennis, Claudia laughed it off. 
Use your head,” Claudia’s mother had said. “How could a man in his early thirties make so much money owning a handful of run-down bars in two small towns in the West?”
What, you think he’s a drug dealer or something?” Claudia had broken into hysterics. “He hardly looks like a gangster, Mother. Dennis doesn’t wear any jewelry. Not even a wedding ring.
In Claudia’s mind, a gangster would at least wear a gold necklace. And, he had excellent table manners. There was no way Dennis could be a thug. How many scrawny five-foot-six guys were?
 
They had married after seven months. Neither had intended to marry so quickly, but they had visited Vegas for a long weekend, got drunk, and got hitched. It wasn’t until Claudia moved into Dennis’s house that she started to notice things. He wouldn’t come home for days, and when he did, he refused to tell her where he had been. He racked up a lot of mileage on her car, not his. When Claudia asked about it, his reply was a cold stare that made her legs feel like jelly. Granted, one of his bars was in Greeley, but that was only a twenty-minute drive from their home in Loveland. How did the miles add up so quickly?
After a year, they started to fight constantly. Verbal arguments. After another year, the fights turned violent. Claudia ended up in the hospital—still nothing serious enough for her to walk out. Not yet. Instead, she started hoarding cash. In the beginning, it was a little bit here and there. It was simple. Claudia would request cash back when she used her debit card at the grocery store. Dennis liked her cooking; he never questioned how much his wife spent on food. When she realized her embezzlement plan would take years, not months, The Hunted chose a more drastic solution. The next time her husband crossed the line …

About the Author:
T. B. Markinson is an American writer, living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling around the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in England, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order. T. B. has published A Woman Lost, Marionette, and Confessions From A Coffee Shop.

Mailing List: Sign up to TB’s New Release Mailing List here. Your email will never be shared and you will only be contacted when a new book is out.
 
Links: Twitter Facebook Blog Goodreads Amazon Author Page


Purchase Links: Amazon (US) / Amazon (UK)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Five for December 5, 2014


1. Did you see the awesome cover for my urban fantasy novel, Of Blood and Sorrow? It's absolutely gorgeous. I've put it up on Goodreads too. You can mark it to read on there now.

2. Speaking of the novel, I finally finished a major POV change in it. It was tedious to the point of excruciating at times, but I've done it and it feels amazing! It'll be sent off to my CPs and beta readers today.

3. I also finished my revisions for the final book of my Dice & Debauchery series. All manuscripts are now with my editor at Ellora's Cave. I even heard from the cover artist who will be designing the covers for my books. I'm not sure what we're doing yet, but she's very nice and patient with me, the newbie at working within a publisher.

4. I can't believe it's December already. I've been going over my goals for this year. I think I've done pretty good. I will have to give myself a push to reach 100 books read, though. I'm at 94. (It says I already reached it on Goodreads, but I review children's books that I read with my son. So I don't include them on my count here.)

5. Less than three weeks until Christmas! My little guy is super excited. We've decorated the house and we're going to find a tree this weekend. He visited with Santa earlier this week. Afterward, he told me that wasn't the real Santa. When I asked why he thought that, he told me that it was "Second Santa" because he had glasses on and had a gray beard rather than a white beard. Yet he was still a nice Santa! If the weather stays reasonable, we might go to the Krampus night parade tomorrow. Has anyone else ever seen a Krampus?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

IWSG for December 2014

The Insecure Writer's Support Group (IWSG) is the brilliant idea of Alex J. Cavanaugh. The purpose of the group is to share doubts and insecurities and to encourage one another. Please visit the other participants and share your support. A kind word goes a long way.

A big thank you to this month's wonderful co-hosts: Heather Gardner, Tonja Drecker, Eva E. Solar, and Patsy Collins.

In just over a month, the first book of my new geeky erotica series, Dice & Debauchery, will be released. I've got new release worries. I get them for every book I publish. But this time, it has the added level of different genre anxiety.

Will my urban fantasy and paranormal romance readers like my hilarious contemporary erotica? Will erotica readers like my stories which are quite different from the mainstream? Are the stories as funny as I think they are? What if no one gets the jokes?

I made the decision to publish D&D under the same name I use for all my works. I hope I made the right one in choosing to do so.

I'm attempting to take it easy this month as January will bring on a lot of promoting, but the worries are nibbling away at me. And I'm trying really hard not to nibble away that whole box of Christmas cookies!

Anyone else being nibbled or do you have the nibbles? 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Unveiling the cover for Of Blood and Sorrow

She feeds on sorrow.
They want to consume her.


Erin Driscol works the perfect job consoling fellow demons by feeding off their grief at Putzkammer & Sons Funeral Home.

When fledgling vampire Nicolas Reese comes to Erin for help, she learns the truth behind the legends and hides him from his sire and the vampire hunters who seek him. But when the Putzkammers begin to die one by one, Erin is caught between her act of kindness and the need to save her adopted family. Only by facing her own personal demons can she stop the slaughter and still rescue Nicolas from his dark fate.

Isn't that cover incredible? I LOVE it. It fits the book perfectly. I still get all giddy when I look at it.

I haven't set a release date yet for OF BLOOD AND SORROW, but I'm hoping late winter. I've worked a long time on the revisions, and the story is shining. I'm so excited to share it with you.

A big thank you to Erin Dameron-Hill, the graphic artist who designed the cover. I will hire her again the next time I publish a book, and I highly recommend her to everyone.

Graphic Artist Erin Dameron-Hill


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Friday, November 28, 2014

Join me on Monday


Join me on Monday for the unveiling of the cover for my upcoming urban fantasy novel, OF BLOOD AND SORROW.

It still blows me away every time I look at it.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wicked Wednesday - A Thankful Teaser


Tomorrow is the American Thanksgiving. Every day the past week, my son has been going over with me what he's thankful for. Kittens are at the top of the list almost every time. That boy really wants a kitten!

I'm thankful for several things, and you're one of them. Every single one of you. Loyal readers and fellow writers, I wouldn't be here without you. Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement.

As a little bird might've told you, I have a new series releasing in the new year. A hilarious and geeky trilogy called Dice & Debauchery. Here are the first lines from each of the books to tease you.

LOOSE CORSET (Book 1)
Geek girl problem #31: Your flat-chested best friend is a cosplayer and tries to fit you into her costumes when you're built like Rose Tyler from Doctor Who.

LAYERS OF LACE (Book 2)
Geek girl problem #19: When the many layers of lace you carefully hand-sewed for your cosplay costume come between you and hot sex.

A MASKED KISS (Book 3)
Geek boy problem #11: Girls ignore you, but when one does pay you attention, it's usually to sell you something.

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends! And have a great week to everyone else!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Review for The Initiate

Blurb:
A junction erupts between the worlds in Settler, Oregon, a rift from which horrors attack our world. The Rifters defend us.

To trust unquestioningly is the first lesson Daelin Long must learn as the newest Initiate of the Rifters. Her first day is a disaster. She stands on a deserted street in a town smaller than a city district, courting killer rocks from another world with her ancestor from the Revolutionary War. Normal no longer exists.

While she struggles, Earl Blacke grapples with atoning for his past ill deeds, running far and fast from Settler, Oregon. The Shaman of the Desert promises him redemption, and an old mine puts the possibility of a gold strike in his grasp. His luck has changed for the better, but he can’t have both.

You're never a hero until you are.
 
My review:
The small Oregon town of Settler is more than just a pretty view. This is where a rift between worlds opens and lets the monsters travel through. Only a small, brave band called the Rifters protect Earth from it. Daelin Long is the newest Initiate. After everything that's happened to her in NYC and the disappearance of her sister, she doesn't trust anyone. But that is exactly what she must do to rise in the ranks. Earl Blacke remains a mystery to Daelin, and she believes he holds the answers she needs. Yet Earl struggles with his past sins while their enemies in the rift plot far worse things for Earth.

This is the second book in the Rifters series, and it's even better than the first. We still have our small western town and quirky townsfolk. They have no idea what's looming over their heads, and it just makes it that much more entertaining. I love that Settler is in the midst of its annual festival, Swit Days, when this story takes place. Settler's personality rings as loudly as all the other characters in the book.

I'm still a big Daelin fan. She's unlike your typical heroine, and paired along side the Rifters, they make the Scooby gang look dry and suburbian. Daelin is challenged even further in this book, not just with her sister's disappearance, but her own inner demons as she tries to learn to trust again. Earl's journey to come to terms with his past is a fun, bumpy ride. One of my new favorites that we're introduced to is Silas. A brilliant and fascinating mind on that man.

One of the aspects that stands out in this book is the enemy currently threatening Settler's population. And threatening seems like too mild of a word for it! I'll never look at red stones the same way again.

This is my favorite book by M. Pax so far. I'm hungry for more!
 
Buy THE INITIATE here: 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Five for November 21, 2014


1. I'm so close to finishing my third and final D&D novella. I'll get some extra writing time this evening as my son is at a pajama party at preschool. I'll give it that ol' NaNoWriMo push. I have peanut butter cookies ready to be baked in celebration.

2. I had a few short story rejections recently. I have only one left out there in submission. I really need to write some new short fiction to submit. My first project: a Christmas flash piece for my local critique group meeting next month.

3. I don't know if it's old age, but I have developed a habit where I talk to the books I'm reading. Most of the time, I'm alone. I've never done this before. I surprise myself with it sometimes. I always imagined myself as the crazy old book lady. So I guess talking to books is a good start.

4. I ran out of chocolate this week. With all the writing I've been doing, my appetite has soared. My imagination must be getting a major work-out. I wish it translated into actual loss of calories.

5. My son has next week off school and we'll be visiting my in-laws, so it will be a partial vacation from the interwebs for me. Pop on by for an awesome sci-fi book review on Monday and a few D&D teasers on Wednesday. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wicked Wednesday - playing telephone


Do you remember that children's game? Everyone sat in a circle. The first child whispered something into the next person's ear and the next person whispered it to a third child. As the phrase or word was passed on, it became garbled. Usually the message the last child received was nothing like the original. It was a lot of fun.

Things like that happen in our every day adult lives too. A word is forgotten in a text or a bit of gossip is misunderstood. It's a perfect tool to twist your plot. Send your protagonist to the wrong address or cause an explosive fight because of a mixed up message.

It's also a great way to trick the reader. What did the protagonist's lover really mean by that note? If the protagonist thinks the worst, so will the reader.

Simple children's games are a huge part of our fictional worlds. Games we all played as kids like hide-and-seek. A lot of horror stories have someone hiding from the stalking bad guy. Piggy in the Middle will have characters keeping something valuable away from someone. What about Hot Potato? I don't want the cursed ring, you have it. No, I don't want it! You have it. It gets passed back and forth, round and round. When the time is up, poor bloke that has the cursed ring is cooked.

What children's games do you see adult versions of frequently in stories?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Head on over to Untethered Realms

http://untetheredrealms.blogspot.com/

Pssst! Hi.
I'm over at Untethered Realms today with tips on writing The Big Lie.

Did you hear the big news yet? The brilliant authors of Untethered Realms are releasing a boxed set next month!

A collection of nine fantastic, spine-tingling stories. Magic. Mystery. Murder. Heartbreak and Hope. Defeat and Victory. The incredible and Horrific. Fantasy Uprising delivers a heaping serving of the best in fantasy.

Reborn by Cherie Reich: To save a kingdom, a prophetess must challenge Fate.

Fireseed One by Catherine Stine: On a devastated Earth in 2089, the son of a famous marine biologist must travel to a lethal hotzone with his worst enemy who helped destroy the world’s food source, to search for Fireseed One, a mythical hybrid plant that may not even exist. 

Givin' Up the Ghost by Gwen Gardner: In the haunted modern day medieval village of Sabrina shores, indigo eady must help a ghost solve his murder before she And her gang become the next victims.
The Marquis by Christine Rains: A retired demon must become the beast he loathes to save the woman he loves.

The Alpha by Christine Rains: A werewolf hunted by her pack must find a way hide or fight a battle she believes she cannot win.
The Rifters by M. Pax: In a strange wilderness town, a misplaced city gal must deal with a secret organization, a man from 1888, and a head-stealing phantom to save her missing sister.

Neverlove by Angela Brown: A tormented suicide survivor must find the power in her pain or risk the Devourer robbing her of a second chance to live, a first chance at love, and her very soul.

The Fall of Shaylar by River Fairchild: Magic is real. So is betrayal. Rivalry, jealousy, a desperate attempt to grab the magic of Shaylar—all converge to bring about the end of the precarious balance between the Five Kingdoms.

Diamonds & Dust by River Fairchild: Magic is real. So is betrayal. Two heirs. A Kingdom of dust on a troubled world. One might resurrect it. One might destroy it all.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Review for Effigy




Blurb:
The survival of a once-mighty kingdom rests in the hands of its young queen, Haleine CoileĆ”in, as it slowly succumbs to an ancient evil fueled by her husband’s cruelty.

A sadistic man with a talent for torture and a taste for murder, he is determined to burn the land and all souls within. Haleine is determined to save her kingdom and, after a chance encounter, joins forces with the leader of the people’s rebellion. She gives him her support, soon followed by her heart.

Loving him is inadvertent but becomes as natural and necessary as breathing. She lies and steals on his behalf, doing anything she can to further their cause. She compromises beliefs held all her life, for what life will exist if evil prevails?

Her journey leads to a deceiving world of magic, monsters, and gods she never believed existed outside of myth. The deeper she goes, the more her soul is stripped away, but she continues on, desperate to see her quest complete. If she can bring her husband to ruin and save her people, any sacrifice is worth the price—even if it means her life.


My review:
Haleine Coileain's hopes for a happy future are ripped to shreds by her father's loyalty to their king. She's married to a sadistic prince and only sees misery until her husband's greatest enemy, Dana, climbs through her window. No matter how dangerous it is, Haleine cannot help but love Dana, and she agrees to spy for him to help his cause to bring down her evil husband. Yet there is something darker working within the shadows, something eager for death and chaos. Can Haleine find a way to save Dana and her people, or will she be sacrificed to the darkness herself?

My little synopsis of this amazing epic fantasy cannot convey the immensity of the tale. There are layers upon layers, each as thick and tantalizing as the last. Myths, monsters, magic, and mysteries. The world building is incredible. I was sucked into this vast realm which holds great beauty and tremendous horrors.

The cast of characters is large and marvelously diverse. Haleine is an admirable heroine. Forced into a situation she detests, I found myself cheering her on from the beginning even in her most miserable moments. Maddox is a loathsome man, the perfect evil prince, but not quite so detestable as his adviser, Omur. I couldn't stop myself from falling a little bit for Dana, the rebel leader, myself. And then there's Faolan, the wise-cracking mini pegasus. I adored him! There are so many other other great characters to list. Each well written and unforgettable.

There's so much I'd like to say about EFFIGY, but I won't give away any spoilers. There are so many twists and turns in this book, it will have you on the edge of your seat unable to sleep for wanting to find out what happens next. The journey is unlike none other. I highly recommend this book not only to fantasy fans, but to every reader. It will hook you so thoroughly, you won't be able to put it down.


Buy EFFIGY here:

Find M.J. Fifield on her site!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Realms Faire 2014 - Drench-a-Wench event


HUZZAH!
Welcome to the final day of Realms Faire 2014!

The Realms Faire is hosted by our most magnificent Lady Mary Pax.
I can't believe it's the final day already. We've been having so much fun!

There are several terrific events happening. Each host is giving away prizes for their games. Check out the Realms Faire page for all the links.

I'm hosting the Drench-a-Wench / Soak-a-bloke event!



The rules to this game are simple:

1) The dunkee is chosen by committee.
2) I post a link to the dunkee's blog and you click on it.
3) You leave a comment, soaking them with blog love.
4) You are entered into a drawing for a chance to win awesome prizes.

Today's prize package:
A signed print copy of Moonless by Crystal Collier (US only)
An ebook of your choice from Mary Pax

You have until 7:00 pm EST to leave a comment on the dunkee's blog.
A winner will be chosen randomly each day and contacted at the end of the week.

Yesterday's winner is Melissa Maygrove!

One final awesome dunkee to surprise:

http://eseckman.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth Seckman is an amazing romance writer and mom. How she finds time to write at all I'll never know. Now soak her with some blog love!

More Games! More Prizes! Visit other Realms Faire events for more fun and chances to win more prizes: Joust ~ Riddle Me This ~ Dueling Bards ~ Stockade Brigade ~ Phasers ~Dragon Hunt ~ Wisdom of the Creative Realms ~VelociRaffle

Live Performance / Cody Sill: Into Oblivion

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Realms Faire 2014 - Soak-a-bloke event


HUZZAH!
Welcome to Day 4 of Realms Faire 2014!

The Realms Faire is hosted by our most magnificent Lady Mary Pax.
We're nearing the end of the week, but the fun's not done yet.
Have you cheered for your favorite knight? Found all the dragons in the scavenger hunt? Been confused by some riddles?

There are several terrific events happening this week. Each host is giving away prizes for their games. Check out the Realms Faire page for all the links.

I'm hosting the Drench-a-Wench / Soak-a-bloke event!



The rules to this game are simple:

1) The dunkee is chosen by committee.
2) I post a link to the dunkee's blog and you click on it.
3) You leave a comment, soaking them with blog love.
4) You are entered into a drawing for a chance to win awesome prizes.

Today's prize package:
A print copy of Being Human by Patricia Lynne (international)
A digital copy of Thanmir War by Loni Townsend

You have until 7:00 pm EST to leave a comment on the dunkee's blog.
A winner will be chosen randomly each day and contacted at the end of the week.

Yesterday's winner is dolorah!

Today be careful when you surprise this dunkee in his lair:

http://fatherdragon.blogspot.com/

Al Diaz is our beloved Father Dragon. He's an artist, writer, and philosopher. He has dwarves guarding his cave, but I'm sure once you explain yourself, they'll be more than happy to help you soak Father Dragon with blog love!

More Games! More Prizes! Visit other Realms Faire events for more fun and chances to win more prizes: Joust ~ Riddle Me This ~ Dueling Bards ~ Stockade Brigade ~ Phasers ~Dragon Hunt ~ Wisdom of the Creative Realms ~VelociRaffle

Live Performance / Cody Sill: Into Oblivion

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Realms Faire 2014 - Drench-a-Wench


HUZZAH!
Welcome to Day 3 of Realms Faire 2014!

The Realms Faire is hosted by our most magnificent Lady Mary Pax.
She'll be conducting the Joust. Cheer for your favorite knight and win prizes!

There are several terrific events happening this week. Each host is giving away prizes for their games. Check out the Realms Faire page for all the links.

I'm hosting the Drench-a-Wench / Soak-a-bloke event!



The rules to this game are simple:

1) The dunkee is chosen by committee.
2) I post a link to the dunkee's blog and you click on it.
3) You leave a comment, soaking them with blog love.
4) You are entered into a drawing for a chance to win awesome prizes.

Today's prize package:
A print copy of And Then I Smiled by Dean K. Miller (US & Canada only)
An ebook set from Julie Flanders

You have until 7:00 pm EST to leave a comment on the dunkee's blog.
A winner will be chosen randomly each day and contacted at the end of the week.

Yesterday's winner is Michelle Wallace!

Let's surprise another worthy dunkee!

http://underthetikihut.blogspot.com/

Carol Kilgore is a talented mystery writer from San Antonio. She writes crime fiction with a kiss!
Drench her with blog love!

More Games! More Prizes! Visit other Realms Faire events for more fun and chances to win more prizes: Joust Riddle Me This ~ Dueling Bards ~ Stockade Brigade ~ Phasers ~Dragon Hunt ~ Wisdom of the Creative Realms ~VelociRaffle

Live Performance / Cody Sill: Into Oblivion

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Realms Faire 2014 - Soak-a-bloke!


HUZZAH!
Welcome to Day 2 of Realms Faire 2014!

The Realms Faire is hosted by our most magnificent Lady Mary Pax.
She'll be conducting the Joust. Cheer for your favorite knight and win prizes!

There are several terrific events happening this week. Each host is giving away prizes for their games. Check out the Realms Faire page for all the links.

I'm hosting the Drench-a-Wench / Soak-a-bloke event!



The rules to this game are simple:

1) The dunkee is chosen by committee.
2) I post a link to the dunkee's blog and you click on it.
3) You leave a comment, soaking them with blog love.
4) You are entered into a drawing for a chance to win awesome prizes.

Today's prize package:
An ebook of your choice from Cherie Reich
A digital copy of Snip, Snip Revenge by Medeia Sharif

You have until 7:00 pm EST to leave a comment on the dunkee's blog.
A winner will be chosen randomly each day and contacted at the end of the week.

Yesterday's winner was Tonja Drecker!

Our next brilliant dunkee is:

http://the-open-vein-ejwesley.blogspot.com/

E.J. Wesley is a fantastic NA author. His love for NA literature led him to producing the New Adult Lit Chat on Twitter. Show him some blog love!

More Games! More Prizes! Visit other Realms Faire events for more fun and chances to win more prizes: Joust Riddle Me This ~ Dueling Bards ~ Stockade Brigade ~ Phasers ~Dragon Hunt ~ Wisdom of the Creative Realms ~VelociRaffle

Live Performance / Cody Sill: Into Oblivion

Monday, November 10, 2014

Welcome to Realms Faire 2014! Drench-a-Wench if you dare!


HUZZAH!
Welcome to Realms Faire 2014!

The Realms Faire is hosted by our most magnificent Lady Mary Pax.
She'll be conducting the Joust. Cheer for your favorite knight and win prizes!

There are several terrific events happening this week. Each host is giving away prizes for their games. Check out the Realms Faire page for all the links.

Once again, I'm hosting the Drench-a-Wench / Soak-a-bloke event!


The rules to this game are simple:

1) The dunkee is chosen by committee.
2) I post a link to the dunkee's blog and you click on it.
3) You leave a comment, soaking them with blog love.
4) You are entered into a drawing for a chance to win prizes.

I'll have different prizes every day. You don't want to miss out on these awesome books!

Today's prize packet consists of:
A print copy of The Headhunters Race by Kimberly Afe (US & Canada only)
A digital copy of Taking Time or Passing Time by Ellie Garratt
A digital copy of The 13th Floor Complete Collection

You have until 7:00 pm EST to leave a comment on the dunkee's blog.
A winner will be chosen randomly each day and contacted at the end of the week.

Our first wonderful dunkee is:

http://www.joylcampbell.com/

J.L. Campbell is an award-winning YA, romance and woman's lit writer.
She is absolutely fabulous!

More Games! More Prizes! Visit other Realms Faire events for more fun and chances to win more prizes: Joust ~ Riddle Me This ~ Dueling Bards ~ Stockade Brigade ~ Phasers ~Dragon Hunt ~ Wisdom of the Creative Realms ~VelociRaffle

Live Performance / Cody Sill: Into Oblivion