Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Give-away and Very Cool Book Trailer

Okay, yes, I know I've sort of messed up the whole orderly system of give-aways that I was trying to do. I've learned that one shouldn't do give-aways when one is traveling around the country as you never know what the Internet situation is going to be. Seriously, today when I tried to open my email, it told me I had a mailbox full of messages from 12/31/2069. Apparently I've been time traveling

(And I'm way behind mailing the said books to my winners--sorry about that, they will get to you!)

But before I list the next give-aways, you need to look at my awesome new book trailer. It sparkles! I love it. (I am still thinking of putting one version out with the other music though)

If you're interested in getting a book trailer made yourself (I know some of you followers are writers too) go to his website at trailerbook.net and fill out an information form. He does book trailers from cheap to expensive (mine was mid-range)

Anyway, so the books on the give-away schedule are: signed copies of Black Sand, by Lisa Finder and Haunts Haven, by Joan Sowards. These are copies of books that I bought from other authors while I was doing book signings.

Leave a comment for one chance, tell me you're a follower for two, if you include a blog/facebook/twitter link about the give-away it's four chances, and if you follow me on twitter it's five.

Until tomorrow--Internet providers providing--I'll chat with you again.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Internet Problems

Just for the record, I wanted to let you know I tried to pick a winner last night or rather, at 4:00 a.m. That was the time we finally got situated in our hotel room after our flight was delayed for hours coming out of Phoenix.

Ah, the joys of flying.

(But lest there be any of those Internet thieves we're always being warned about, I must add here that there are currently more people at my house than would normally be there, along with my vicious gaurd dogs and troops of ninja cats.)

But even at the late/early hour, I tried to get online to pick a blog winner. Unfortunately, my lap top couldn't pick up any networks, despite the fact that it was sitting two inches away from a sign that read: Free WiFi!

Ah, the joys of technology.

So then we had to get up five hours later to go to my nieces wedding. (Congrats Michelle! Yeah, I'm sure she's taking time to read my blog today.)

Anywho, so today's winners are late, and because of that I'm choosing two winners for the ARC. See my friends, sometimes bad technology can work in your favor.

(typed by nephew Marc Hemeon on his iPhone follow him on twitter @Hemeon)

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

My Unfair Godmother ARC giveaway/ weigh in on the song

I'm having a book trailer done for My Unfair Godmother, and I have to say it's going to be awesome. I'm having special effects. Things sparkle. I can hardly wait to show it to you. But first I need to choose background music. I'm torn between two different songs, both by the very talented Tim McMorris. One has lyrics, one doesn't. I like the song with lyrics better, (It's a love song about taking an adventure) but I worry that if people are listening to the words they won't be reading those few sentences on the trailer. (Obviously I didn't worry about this before. All of my other trailers have lyrics.)

And the instramental is also a great song.

So here's the ARC giveaway deal. Listen to the links for both songs and tell me which you like better. Random.org will choose one of the commenters to give the ARC to.

Oh, and by the way, that female voice that pops in every few seconds and says, "Audio Jungle," that's just Audiojungle's way of keeping you from stealing the song. That won't be on the trailer.