Monday, December 7, 2009
We at FSB Associates want to do our share to support books and the publishing industry. In the spirit of the holiday season, and support for BuyingBooksfortheHolidays.com, we will be conducting a 3-Day Holiday Giveaway!
For three days only, December 8th, 9th, and 10th, we will be giving away a limited quantity of books to randomly selected winners! The official entry begins at 12pm (eastern) on each day. Here is our schedule of events:
Day 1. Lost Symbol Fans! If you have read and loved Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, enter to win this companion pack! The pack features The Masonic Myth by Jay Kinney and Decoding the Lost Symbol by Simon Cox. We have 3 packs to giveaway!
Day 2. Celebrity Chef Mary Ann Esposito, has 5 signed copies of her latest cookbook to be given away: Ciao Italia: Five Ingredient Favorites. Check out Mary Ann's tips for holiday cooking here!
Day 3. 3 copies of Quirk Classics' bestselling literary monster mash-up, Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters signed by co-author Ben Winters! Also included: the Deluxe hardcover edition of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, co-authored by Seth Grahame-Smith! Learn more about the books, and discover the next monster mash-up at QuirkClassics.com.
Anyone within the continental US is eligible to enter. Entries made on a specific day after 12pm (eastern time) will only be eligible for that day's giveaway, so visit often! To enter for your chance to win, simply click here! Spread the word to your friends by forwarding this message.
We would also like to wish each and every one of you a very happy holiday season. Thank you for your time and support, and we look forward to working with you in 2010!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
What do you do when you're in love with your two best friends who, oh yeah, just happen to be vampires? That's exactly what Sera has to figure out.
For information on this and other great titles by Brigit Zahara, visit www.brigitzahara.weebly.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Demon Princess: Reign or Shine
As if trying to fit in at a new school isn't stressful enough, sixteen-year-old Nikki Donovan just found out that her long-lost father is, in fact, the demon king of the Shadowlands—the world that separates and protects us from the Underworld. When she is brought there by the mysterious—and surprisingly cute—messenger Michael, she learns that her father is dying, and he wants her to assume the throne. To complicate matters, a war is brewing between the Shadowlands and the Underworld, her half-demon qualities are manifesting, and her gowing feelings for Michael are completely forbidden. Ruling a kingdom, navigating a secret crush, and still making it home by curfew—what's a teenage demon princess to do?
If you want to know more, The Book Butterfly has an interview and a contest going on with Michelle.
Congratulations Michelle !
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Over at Vampire Wire, Marta Acosta is giving away a copy of Bad to the Bone by Jeri Smith-Ready.( A book I read and thoroughly enjoyed-Vampire Dogs...Oh My!)I
Linda at Reading Is So Much Fun has Devyn Quinn as her guest and she will be giving away a copy of her latest release,Possession.
Good luck on your blogging adventures :D
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
A stunning and suspenseful new landscape emerges in the thrilling Dark-Hunter world—a world where nothing will ever be the same again. . .
Fang Kattalakis isn't just a wolf. He is the brother of two of the most powerful members of the Omegrion: the ruling council that enforces the laws of the Were-Hunters. And when war erupts among the lycanthropes, sides must be chosen. Enemies are forced into shaky alliances. And when the woman Fang loves is accused of betraying her people, her only hope is that Fang believes in her. Yet in order to save her, Fang must break the law of his people and the faith of his brothers. That breech could very well spell the end of both their races and change their world forever.
The war is on and time is running out...
Check Amazon for an exclusive Chapter 1 sample
Beyond the Rain by Jess Granger
In a universe torn apart by civil war, a warrior and a slave must fight for their lives and a love that may destroy them both.After five years behind enemy lines, Captain Cyani has to complete one final mission before she can return to Azra—a planet ruled by a sisterhood of celibate warriors. Along the way she finds a prisoner, chained and beaten—but radiating feral power and an unbroken spirit.For years Soren has endured torture as his captors leeched his very essence, a unique hormone then sold as a sexual narcotic in the shadow trade. Now he has been freed from slavery by a beautiful warrior woman with radiant blue eyes.After years in bondage, Soren’s hormones are so unbalanced that he will die if he does not mate with a woman. Can Cyani be the woman he needs to survive, or will this forbidden bond destroy them?
This is Jess Granger's debut novel, stop by her blog and celebrate her creation.
Demon Inside by Stacia Kane
Hanging out with demons can be hell…
It’s been three months since psychologist Megan Chase made the stunning discovery that the world is filled with demons, and once more the situation is too hot to handle. Ironically, Megan—the only person in the world without a little personal demon sitting on her shoulder—has become the leader of a demon “family,” but now some unknown arcane power is offing her demons in a particularly unpleasant fashion. And while her demon lover Greyson Dante is still driving her wild with desire, he’s also acting in a strangely evasive fashion. Then there’s the truth about Megan’s past—the truth she’s never known.
Caught between personal problems and personal demons, Megan is having one hell of a hard time. Will the help of her cockney guard demons and her witch friend Tera be enough so that Megan can finally resolve the past, survive the present, and face the future?
I loved the first book in the series and I'm hoping to read this one very soon. Here is Stacia Kane's book page so you can itch to read more Greyson Dante too.
Friday, July 31, 2009
loves a good challenge, especially when it comes to writing,
has a strong sense of justice that always gets me into a lot of trouble but wins me more friends than enemies.
Five people and/or things that inspire you:
My husband (especially during those love scenes...waggling brows),
Five of your favorite authors:
Describe five of your heroes/heroines through your eyes:
Maybelle de Maitenon - quirky yet fierce and oh so funny,
His Grace, Rutherford - traditional, mindful of his mother and stubborn as all heck.
Lord Hawksford - trying to be proper when inside he is such a sexy freak.
Lady Charlotte - proud, but not too proud to beg for the things she wants.
Madame de Maitenon -- flirty, WAY over thirty and ready to teach every man she meets that there's always room for them to learn more than they ever wanted.
Five reasons to read your books:
1.)They will make you laugh. A lot.
2.)They will make you realize that the ton was never really all that proper.
3. ) I don't do traditional plots.
4.) Lots of great sex scenes that don't stick to a bed.
5.) Romance, romance, romance.
For the contest info, read the post below.
My Dearest Readers,
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For more information please visit http://www.ronasharon.com/
Saturday, June 27, 2009
It's been so hot this weekend. I've been trying to work on my paper for class and find something cool for the kids to do. We currently don't have any grass in our yards, so sprinkler fun in the mud was out of the question. We opted for slip n slidin' in the driveway. We blew up two long pool floaties and put them under the slip n slide so the girls had something soft to slide on. (Sorry, no pictures. I didn't bring out the camera.) They had fun and drying off was easy with the heat.
I did my reading for class though and had a little time to read some of Fairyville by Emma Holly. It's a pretty interesting book( Warning: it's classic Emma Holly over eighteen writing)I'm at the part where the heroine's high school sweetheart has come back into town and she's a little torn with feelings from her past and her feelings toward a love interest in the present.....And the plot thickens :)
I updated the blog. I wanted to add a comment box so that we can chat here and there. I downloaded a couple comment boxes that had too much extra workings. I did find one that I hope works for me. Technically, its a guestbook widget but it works great for a comment box.(Thank you Smartgb!) I had to customize it a little to fit it into my side bar. If you get a chance say hello or tell me what you're up to this summer.
Monday, June 22, 2009
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
My name is Mercy Hollings and I'm a successful hypnotherapist in Balboa, California. The problem is, my good fortune is dependent on a dark secret. I can make people do whatever I want using telepathy, a power I call "the press." And that ability has hurt some people I never wanted to hurt, so I try to keep it under wraps.
I also try to keep people at a distance…at least, I used to. Recently a group of fearless characters broke through my self-imposed walls and became my friends: Sukey, my receptionist-turned-P.I.; Tino, a Chicano gang leader; Hilda, a wealthy society widow; Grant, a retired millionaire—and Sam, my sexy-as-hell ex-boyfriend.
But with friends comes drama. Tino has inadvertently led me into the dark world of gang violence, and Sukey has pushed me into searching for my biological parents, the only people who can finally tell me who—or what—I really am.
Amazon Link: URL=http://tinyurl.com/CryMercy
Amazon UK Link: URL=http://tinyurl.com/prh6ej
Barnes and Noble: URL=http://tinyurl.com/pxrx9f
Indigo Books (Canada): URL=http://tinyurl.com/qcycaf
Rendezvous Romance (Australia) URL=http://tinyurl.com/r4g56z
Least expensive place to buy (out of print) Beg For Mercy: URL=http://tinyurl.com/r82mtk and Angel of Mercy: URL=http://tinyurl.com/ob9sv5
Toni's Fantastic Fives
Here's the link with address to send a SASE in order to get a signed bookplate: http://toniandrews.com/CryMercyTour.htm
Follow Toni on her virtual book tour throughout the month for more giveaways and fun blogging.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
And You Could Win!
“To celebrate its Fifteenth Anniversary in June, Red Sage is throwing a party! Every party needs presents, and here’s a gift that could win you the July Secrets anthology and Calista Fox’s new novel, Object of Desire!
Anyone can play! All you have to do is “kidnap” this logo and post it on your blog or website. Copy and paste the jpg image of the anniversary gift to your own blog or website to kidnap it. Be sure to include these instructions so people know how to play!
Invite your readers and friends to send an email with the subject line “Ransom Note” to eRedSage@gmail.com. Inside this email, they must include a link back to your kidnapped logo.
Then you and your friend will both be entered into a drawing to win free trade paperbacks! Every time one of your readers sends a ransom note with a link, you will be entered again! Each Ransom Note is worth two entries in the drawing — one for the person who sends the Ransom Note, and one for the linked blog or website. And you both can win!
Want more chances to win? Invite your readers and friends to kidnap this logo, and then you can enter again by sending a Ransom Note linking to your friend’s blog or website!
The more times you enter, the more chances you have to win! But get your entries in by June 30. We’ll be drawing the winners on July 1!
Group blog or website? No problem! Just be sure to sign your post so we know who the winner should be!
Good luck, and have fun!”
Thursday, May 21, 2009
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Saturday, May 9, 2009
One of my favorite authors has been interviewed at Bitten By Books today!
Tate's newest release Dead If I Do came out this month and I really want this book. At the moment I got to try to win it,because my budget is horrible right now.
Here's a little bit about Dead If I Do:
I’ve finally found Mr. Right. Sure, he might not have a pulse, but coming from a girl who’s sharing a body with a short tempered goddess, I’m not one to judge. Sebastian is the vampire of my dreams and I’m dying to walk down the aisle. Everything couldn’t be more perfect.
Well, except for the fact that the awesome band I hired for the reception has been replaced by some guy with an accordion and lederhosen. And the bridesmaids’ dresses somehow got switched to salmon pink taffeta with butt-bows. And that’s not even mentioning the fact that Sebastian’s ex-lover, the zombie-slash-vampire-slash-witch who just happens to be the mother of his undead son, wants the both of us six feet under. Now I know why some girls turn into Bridezilla...
Now go to Bitten By Books and get your name in the contest too!
Friday, May 8, 2009
I have a few fears from my mom. I remember going on family vacations when I was growing up. One year we went the Grand Canyon and my mom did not want us kids to go to close to the edges. She did this for our safety and because mom is afraid of heights. I thought it was funny when we would have to hold mom's hand when walking on a bridge or waiting in line for a roller coaster.
I too have her fear of heights. If someone asked me to go hiking up a hill, I'd kindly decline the offer. I'll walk on bridges, but I have to stay toward the inner part of the walk way. My heart sometimes speeds up when I have to climb the ladder to change a light bulb.
Another fear I have that mom passed down is of scary movies. My mom told me that when I was little we would go to the drive-ins and watch scary movies. When a scary part came on, she would jump or scream then put a blanket in front of me so I couldn't see the scary part. My husband laughs at me when I say I want to watch a scary movie with him and bring a pillow with me when we watch. When the suspense music comes on I grab the pillow and look towards him instead of watching the scary part.
My worst handed down fear is the fear of spiders. My mom came down for a visit a few months ago and we were watching a show that had spiders in it. There was a part where a spider jumped onto some one's hand on the show and both my mom and I jumped in our seats.
I've got to love my mom. She is the sweetest woman I know even with her funny fear that have been handed down to me.
Happy Mother's Day to all us Moms !
If you would like join in on the blog blast sponsored by JOHNSON'S® Brand Celebrity Hand Me Down charity auction , visit http://blog.parentbloggers.com .
Let's chat about your quirky hand me down.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Congratulations Terry! Please send me your snail mail a.s.a.p. and I'll get your info to Molly. ( You'll have a week from today to respond :) )
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Vanda Barkowski is in trouble.
As the owner of a hot nightclub, she's more unconventional than most of her fellow vampires, and if some think her a little out of control, then so be it. But after three former employees filed a complaint about her temper, Vanda is sentenced to an anger management class. Worse, Phil Jones agreed to be her sponsor. Phil, the mortal who is forbidden to her . . .
If Vanda knew who—or what—Phil really is, she'd reconsider her attraction to him, for his true nature is wilder than anything she'd ever imagined. He has tackled the beast within and now is the perfect person to help Vanda with her rage . . . if only he can keep his cool when she makes him so undeniably hot. But with rogue vamps on the loose, will they ever have their forbidden nights?
DEMON CAN'T HELP IT by Kathy Love
Practical Josephine "Jo" Burke has no patience for the paranormal—even if she's been having some strange visions lately. But if she is losing her mind, at least it would explain her new attraction to her co-worker, the least suitable man she could ever fall for...
Maksim Kostova has no idea why he's so drawn to feisty mortal Jo, but he does know how she feels about the supernatural. Forget about her accepting him for what he really is, she'd never even believe him in the first place. Or would she? When Jo confesses to him that she's been seeing visions of a dead girl, it seems anything's possible...
Friday, April 24, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Congratulations Carmen! Please click on the Email Me button on my sidebar and send me your snail mail. I'll send your info to Angie. Thank you everyone for joining Angie's guest blog. :)
Friday, April 17, 2009
This past year has been an adventure to say the least. I managed to do book research with a bunch of Harley riders and their dogs – without falling off a bike once (at least not while the bikes were moving). Then I met a building inspector for the city of Henderson, Nevada, who took me down into the bowels of the Hoover Dam to research the second Accidental Demon Slayer book, The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers (you can win a copy here). And then, of course, The Accidental Demon Slayer hit the New York Times bestseller list, prompting me to utter the words “Get out!” over and over to my agent before making her email me to make sure I wasn’t phone hallucinating.
They say you’re only as good as your next book, though and I have to tell you I’m really excited about this next one. Lizzie and the gang are going to Las Vegas to confront a she-demon who has her eye on world domination – and worse, Lizzie’s man. It’s chock full of biker witches, smart aleck fairies and steamy romance.
Plus, I love quirky research and The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers gave me an excuse to do it. The climax of this book takes place inside the Hoover Dam, and of course in order to write about it, it was necessary (and fun) to talk my way into some behind-the-scenes places. An engineer took me far down into the inspection tunnels they used in the 1930’s and 40’s, when the cement was still curing. It was amazing to see the notes these inspectors made on the walls, to hear the stories of those that didn’t quite make it out and to walk the same old metal steps that they did. All of that made it into The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers, along with lots of things I had a blast making up (this is fiction after all).
And to celebrate the upcoming release of The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers, I’d like to give away a copy on today’s blog. Just take the highly un-scientific Are You Part Demon Slayer? Quiz. Post your score below and enter to win. Also, if you post your score on my blog at http://www.angiefox.com/, you could win a walk-on role in the next Accidental Demon Slayer book.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I put everyone's name in an easter basket and my youngest daughter picked.......
Congratulations Cindy Mac! Please click on the Email Me link on my side bar and send me your snail mail. I'll get the information to Molly soon after. Thank you all for joining in on Molly's guest blog, hope you'll be here this coming Friday for Angie Fox's guest blog.
Friday, April 10, 2009
One woman, too much snark.
Five people and or things that inspire you:
my sister. Of course, I didn't say they always inspire me in GOOD ways. :) A lot of arguments are settled in my head while I'm writing.
Mary Higgins Clark.
Five reasons to read your book:
-The heroine is fired, given a gift certificate for potato skins instead of a severance, mistaken for a deer by a drunk hunter, shot and turned into a vampire. All in the first chapter.
To a lucky commenter Molly is offering up a copy of her book and some bookmarks as a giveaway. (This book is on the top of my Must Buy List :D )
Thursday, April 9, 2009
By: Molly Harper
( Available now online and at a bookstore near you)
Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children’s librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that’s sure to become Half-Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she’s mistaken for a deer, shot and left for dead. And thanks to the mysterious stranger she met while chugging neon-colored cocktails, she wakes up with a decidedly unladylike thirst for blood.
Jane is now the latest recipient of a gift basket from the Newly Undead Welcoming Committee, and her life-after-lifestyle is taking some getting used to. Her recently deceased favorite aunt is now her ghostly roommate. She has to fake breathing and daytime hours to avoid coming out of the coffin to her family. She’s forced to forego her favorite down-home Southern cooking for bags of O negative. Her relationship with her sexy, mercurial vampire sire keeps running hot and cold. And if all that wasn’t enough, it looks like someone in Half Moon Hollow is trying to frame her for a series of vampire murders. What’s a nice undead girl to do?
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Who do you think is the best author of the twentieth century?
What is your favorite romance sub-genre?
The vote button on the poll is not working. Please add your favorite genre to in the comment section. Thank you.
Monday, March 30, 2009
But I wanted to help celebrate an awesome book release today.......
One of my favorite characters :Sarah Dearly is hitting the book shelves !
Staked, cursed, and still single…
Newly-vamped Sarah Dearly wants her normal life back, but fate is fighting against her. She tries to get a nice, regular job and gets staked at the interview, only to be rescued by a masked vampire who calls himself the Red Devil. Then a wallflower-turned-witch curses her, making her a bloodthirsty, sun-allergic nightwalker — the worst vampire there is. As if all that weren’t bad enough, she can’t get married because her 600-year-old boyfriend, Thierry, is in a centuries-long marriage of convenience he can’t escape.
…it’s enough to make a girl start biting.
As Sarah’s nightwalker tendencies make her more dangerous, even to those she loves, she’ll have to counteract that curse, unmask the increasingly intriguing Red Devil, and — oh yeah – get a commitment from her man. But if that’s what it takes to secure her happiness, Sarah is ready…even if it means embracing her inner vamp to do it.