Those of you who've read my Casa Dracula novels know that Milagro gets her very first pet, a dog named Daisy, in the first book, and that Daisy becomes an important companion for her. I wrote these books as my own dear dog, Dr. Buddy K. Valentine, was in his last years, and I dedicated The Bride of Casa Dracula to his memory. Buddy was a wily rascal, but he was absolutely devoted to my son and enjoyed being part of his pack of friends. I wanted to dedicated my book to my son, but he said, no, dedicate it to Buddy.
|Buddy, in our hearts|
So I'm having a contest for:
GRAND PRIZE: the entire Casa Dracula series: Happy Hour at Casa Dracula, Midnight Brunch, The Bride of Casa Dracula, and Haunted Honeymoon, with an additional Haunted Honeymoon audiobook download from Audible, and various promo swag.
SECOND PRIZE: One copy of Happy Hour at Casa Dracula and Midnight Brunch, and one free download of the Haunted Honeymoon audiobook, and promo swag.
THIRD PRIZE: One download of the Haunted Honeymoon audiobook.
OPTIONAL WEIRD PRIZE: If you win one of the prizes above and you want me to write a poem about your pet, I will. I can't guarantee the quality of my poetry, although technically I'm a published poet, which I think is very weird, but I can promise to make an effort to honor your pet. There is surprisingly little poetry in memory of pets.
CONTEST RULES: Just leave a comment about a pet you've had or have. That's it. This contest is limited to the US, Canada, and the UK. You must leave a valid email address.
The contest runs through November 20. You can get an extra point by tweeting or mentioning it on Facebook or whatever.
I love listening the audiobooks, narrated by Patricia Fructuoso. She can make me laugh, and she can make me cry, and she has a special talent for the nuts who inhabit the Casa Dracula world. You can go to Audible and listen to free samples.
I have been caught up in a mess o' things, and have neglected to post the winner of the contest for The Vampire Combat Manual by Roger Ma. The winner is:
Laura is a reviewer at FUONLYKNEW, and you know I'm going to like a blog with that name! She says, "I love reviewing them almost as much. My interest is PNR, dystopian,, thriller/suspense, some romantic suspense, fantasy/YA and horror. I am now also reviewing historical romance. If a book interests me, I will read most any genre." Congrats, Laura, and I hope everyone will check out your site for your reviews and contests!
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You know how long it's been since I've posted a Richard Armitage video. Jane is probably going through withdrawal. Don't panic! Help is on the way.