— Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times bestselling author
The winner of the ebook for Marie Traenor's Serafina and the Silent Vampire is:
Congratulations, Laurie! I'm sending your email to Marie so she can get your prize to you! I hope you enjoy her sexy, funny, romantic new story about a scamming psychic who has to help Scottish vampires.
NEW CONTEST: Harper Collins/Canvas Press just sent me a copy of 666 Park Avenue by Gabriella Pierce, which has been made into a TV series:
What if your mother-in-law turned out to be an evil, cold-blooded witch . . . literally? Ever since fabulously wealthy Malcolm Doran walked into her life and swept her off her feet, fledgling architect Jane Boyle has been living a fairy tale. When he proposes with a stunning diamond to seal the deal, Jane can't believe her incredible luck and decides to leave her Paris-based job to make a new start with Malcolm in New York.Sounds like fun, right? The author doesn't have a website, and I think the "Gabriella Pierce" character is fictional. She sounds fictional to me. ABC's tv series based on this book will be broadcast after September 30. It seems very derivative of The Devil's Advocate with Keanu, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Watch the videos. On tv, the guys and girls are always the same height. My theory is that the big guys play sports instead of taking drama and also that people of the same height fit better in the limited dimensions of a camera shot for a tv screen. I could be wrong. Maybe it's not that the guys are short, but that television actresses are really tall. It's all very mysterious.
But when Malcolm introduces Jane to the esteemed Doran clan, one of Manhattan's most feared and revered families, Jane's fairy tale takes a darker turn. Soon everything she thought she knew about the world - and herself - is upended. Now Jane must struggle with new-found magical abilities and the threat of those who will stop at nothing to get them.
CONTEST RULES: To enter for a chance to win 666 Park Avenue, just leave a comment and you can mention a magical ability you'd like to have. I was always fond of Bewitched's Samantha Stephens' ability to clean up her entire house with a wiggle of her nose. I don't know why Sam always married repressed uptight Dicks -- Dick York and Dick Sargent, who played the role of Darrin. What was I saying? Oh, yes, leave a comment. If you tweet or blog the contest you get an extra point.
Limited to the US and Canada. The contest runs through October 7 and a winner will be chosen at random.
ANOTHER CONTEST: I have two other contests running. One is for the unabridged audiobook CDs of Dark Companion, my YA gothic, and another is for Roger Ma's The Vampire Combat Manual. Roger's going to be a guest here soon and give me a few tips about fighting the undead evil.
UPCOMING EVENT: I'll be speaking about writing and my newest book this week at fantastic Book Passage in Marin County. You should try to come. I'm pretty amusing. Well, I think I am, although others may disagree-- and think I'm very amusing:
Friday, September 28, 7:00 p.m.
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
GRATUITOUS VIDEOS OF THE DAY
Videos inspired by my post.
I'm pretty sure I mentioned tophats and cravats in the above post,right? I mean, I always try to mention cravats and tophats. It's definitely one of my goals...right there with building a robot maid in my garage.