Pre-Christmas Ebook Sale!

I wanted to let everyone know my publisher is running a 99 cent special right now on books from the Gemma Halliday Publisher line. Four are recent releases — two YA novels & two adult novels — and another four are fan favorites. Not sure exactly how long the sale will last, so grab them at 75% off while you can. You can get four for the original price of one! The 99-cent price is for all Amazon Kindle and most B&N Nook versions. Links provided below ūüôā And shoot over to Dru’s Book Musings at http://notesfromme.wordpress.com/¬†to see where one of my characters, Cassie Dean, is blogging today on her life and on the other characters in Counterfeit Conspiracies. Leave a comment there and you might win a signed copy of the book! But you have to enter by noon tomorrow, so hurry! See below to learn all the great Read more…

CONTEST! This weekend only!

All the posting I’ve done recently about contests makes me want to do a giveaway myself. I wanted to do one where I could hear everyone’s stories, and make it tie to the good feelings of the holiday season. The recent kindness of a friend helped me determine exactly what to do. ¬†Maria Grazia Swan is an author with an absolutely beautiful soul. I recently needed “almost immediate” copy editing for a writing project. Despite the fact that she’s just as busy (if not more) than the rest of us this time of year, Maria stepped up in my hour of need. She not only noted specific problems, but found someone in Belgium to quickly review and vet the revision. Besides being a wonderful friend, Maria is a fabulous author. Her recent release¬†Gemini Moon¬†is the first in a new series featuring Lella York. This is a wonderful suspense ride that Read more…

And the Giveaway Fun Continues

I really didn’t plan on blogging for weeks on contests and giveaways, but so many people have fun events going right now–and are keeping them going through all the holiday season–that I’ll post them as long as I see them! If you’re a new visitor, check back on earlier posts to find contests that run through the month of December 2013. This awesome collection of signed swag from the Richmond Author Event could be yours! Just comment to enter. Share if you can. Open to international entries, and ends on 12/19 at noon EST. Go to Laura Kaye’s Facebook page, and look for the picture below, then comment and cross your fingers! Here’s the link:¬† https://www.facebook.com/LauraKayeWrites Author Sharon Grey invites you to her¬†Welcome to Ruthorford contest – where they go all out for the holidays. You can enter to win a Pennyroyal Christmas Ruthorford ornament and holiday card from Grey! Read more…

Contests to Win — Until the End of the Year!!

Fresh Fiction posts contests each month on a separate contest page. Authors run the gamut from mystery to adventure to romance, and on down to children’s lit. You can also find pages for reviews, events, and photos. Check out the current Contests page here–¬†http://freshfiction.com/contests.php And at Fresh Fiction, my friend Traci Andrighetti is having a launch party for her soon-to-be released¬†Limoncello Yellow. Go to this link to enter to win a $25 boutique gift card! Gemma Halliday is running a CONTEST on her author’s ¬†Facebook, and it’s a good one.¬†CONTEST every week until the end of the year. Once a week, Gemma draws a winner to receive a $15 gift card to Amazon.com. How do you enter? Easy! Just click the “Newsletter Signup” button at the top of her Facebook page (It looks like a paper airplane!). One newsletter subscriber wins each week! Here’s the link– ¬†https://www.facebook.com/gemmahallidayauthor/app_15292600805412

Favorite Cookie Recipes

Today is National Cookie Day. I was going to blog about something else this week, but when I learned today’s official cookie designation I knew a change was in store. Gotta admit I’m a bit of a cookie fan, and can honestly say there are few cookies I don’t like. Luckily I don’t live near a Panera Bread Company because I think I could live on their shortbread cookies alone. That’s always a stop whenever I’m in the city running errands. And, of course, I don’t buy just the one kind of cookie. I have to buy several types–chocolate, frosted, etc.–for the next few days’ treats since there isn’t a Panera near my home. Shortbread cookies aren’t that hard to make, I know, but I’m the only one in the house who loves them. So if I make a big batch I end up eating most of them myself. Oh, Read more…