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Since, I was in the Crazy Place (take a left at overwhelmed, go right on Crises Lane, and follow the curve past Misorganized Manner and it's the house with the broken sofa in front) because my new book came out last week. I need to catch up on all the contests that are complete; pitch the current contests; and announce new contests. In fact, this week there's a contest every day, thanks to the fab folks at Random House, who sent me a mess o' books.
Today's contest is for an advance copy of The Time Weaver by Shana Abé. This is the hardback edition and the cover is gorgeous, gorgeous in real life. Read to the bottom of the post for info on how to enter.
Contest for Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassins book. I said it was for Web of Deceit, but it should have been for the first in the series, Spider's Bite, which is reported to be totally awesome. Runs through May 31.
Contest for Stacia Kane's Unholy Ghosts, which has the Mondo Vampire seal of what-a-great-bookness. It runs through May 31.
Natasha of Bookmark Your Thoughts won one of Leanna Renee Hieber's Darkly Beautiful books never claimed the prize, so I just sent her an email. Write back!
Dot (Tink) of Tink's Place won Richard Dansky's Firefly Rain. I sent Dot an email, but if you see this first write to me
The contest for my wonderful, funny and romantic new novel, Nancy's Theory of Style, is over and the contest winners are:
Renee of Renee's Book Addiction
Please email me with your mailing info and tell me if you'd like my novel autographed to you.
I hope those of you who didn't win will please, please buy Nancy's Theory of Style, which is being called "crackalicious" and the "perfect feel-good book for summer" and "laugh-out-loud funny."
The contest for two copies of Linda Howard and Linda Jones's Blood Born are:
You know the drill! Congratulations, and send me an email with your mailing address.
The winner of Ransom Stephens's The God Patent is:
Julie Stewart, aka JulStew
OTHER NEWS: The lovely and amazing Leanna Renee Hieber sent me the cover art for A Midwinter Fantasy, which will be released in October. I'm pretty sure that LR has cast a spell to the goddess of fab covers, because she always gets them. I am writhing in jealousy. (Note to self: do not writhe in jealousy while holding a full cup of hot coffee.)
Welcome back! My arch nemesis, the evil and diabolical SciFi Guy, aka Doug Knipe, has returned to blogging after an illness. Yes, I want to defeat him for the sake that is all that is good and right, but I want to do it when he is well, so he can't go whining about an unfair blogger battle. Let's let Doug recover his health and then we can start harassing him again.
Here's the summary for Shana Abé's The Time Weaver:
Honor Carlisle may have been born into the drákon clan but she’s always felt like a stranger to her kin. It’s an intuition that proves true when she receives a mysterious letter—a letter sent by her future self. Honor learns she is a Time Weaver: a creature with the extraordinary ability to transport herself into the past or future.Visit Shana's website and read an excerpt from her romance fantasy.
But the letter contains a dire warning. If Honor remains in her home at Darkfrith, she is certain to be killed. Fleeing for sanctuary among old friends in Spain, she practices her Weaving and unknowingly draws closer to an even more immediate danger. For on one of her Weaves into the future, Honor encounters the very man she should most avoid: the prince of a rival tribe of drákon.
Drawn to Prince Alexandru of Zaharen, Honor is unable to resist the temptation of Weaving to him again and again across time. As they surrender to a desire that brings the present and future ever closer, they realize they are true soulmates. But they also risk fulfilling a terrible prophecy—for their union is destined to wreak havoc. Now Honor and Sandu must place their trust—and their lives—in each other’s hands, and their faith in a magical love that could restore order to the drákon universe—or destroy it forever.
Enter the contest here by leaving a comment about time travel stories. Love 'em, hate 'em, have a favorite? I'm in the "love 'em" camp, so long as they seem to have internal logic of some sort. One of my faves is Connie Willis's kinda steampunk, funny To Say Nothing of the Dog. I'm in the "hate 'em" camp with stories where a guy meets a little girl and then goes back when she's a young woman. That's kind of skeevy.
The contest runs through June 1 and a winner will be picked at random. Contest limited to U.S. and Canadian entries because I have to pay the postage and stand around the Post Office.
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Lost concluded its long run last night. I gave up on it after a few seasons when I decided that the writers were just winging it and then using time travel to throw in backstory (neat trick that), but I remained fond of certain actors and elements. So the GVD theme is adieu, adieu Lost.