Friday, November 25, 2011

Tangled Tides Release and WINNERS

"Yara Jones doesn't believe in sea monsters--until she becomes one."

The day has come! Karen Hooper's debut, TANGLED TIDES, releases today.

Tangled Tides includes several different species of mythical monsters and a battle is going on between mermaids, selkies, gorgons and sirens. To celebrate the day Karen has asked us to choose a side.

This was an easy choice for me, because as much as I love the selkies, gorgons and sirens in Tangled Tides, the mermaids and mermen are by far the coolest.

I choose MERFOLK!

You can choose a side too. Karen's blog has info on all the creatures and details about how you can participate.

Now, as promised, I'm going to announce the winners of the TANGLED TIDES giveaway and send two of you your very own copy. And the winners (chosen by are: E.R. King and Elaine AM Smith! CONGRATULATIONS! I'll email you and get these in the mail ASAP.

YAY KAREN! I know this day has been a long time coming and I hope it's every bit as wonderful as you've hoped it would be.

Karen is giving away a signed copy of her book and some other sea creature themed prizes. To enter, join the underwater web war on Twitter. Tweet which sea creatures you’re rooting for and why. Include the hashtag #TangledTides and you could win.

Karen will be on Twitter all day celebrating and answering questions, so stop by and say hello. @Karen_Hooper

Here are a few places to buy the book and read reviews:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Win a Copy of TANGLED TIDES!

I know I'm supposed to be on blogging vacation, but I overlooked one MAJOR thing when I decided to take a November/December blogging break:


Karen has been a dear friend since we met and traded manuscripts more than two years ago, and her debut, TANGLED TIDES is a book no one should miss.

I knew when I read the first draft of TANGLED TIDES it would be something special. I was in awe of the incredible world Karen built, I loved her complex characters, and I got sucked into her brilliant story.

A few weeks ago I pre-ordered two copies. I got them in the mail last Friday, a full two weeks before the official release!

So, because I love Karen and I love my bloggy friends and can't wait for you all to read this fantastic book, I'm going to pass both of my copies on to you. Don't worry, I'll buy another one for myself on release day.

I like to keep giveaways simple, so all you have to do is leave a comment and a way to contact you. I'll announce two winners on Black Friday, (November 25) the day TANGLED TIDES officially releases. And yes, this giveaway is open to everyone, so you can win whether you live in Kansas or Timbuktu.

I hope everyone is having a beautiful November!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Blogging Vacation

This month I'm trying to rewrite a book. Then it's DECEMBER: the month of over-scheduling and joy.

Something's got to give.

I know you are all busy with NaNoWriMo and the holidays, so I'm thinking no one would be too sad if I take a few months of blogging vacation.

I'm planning to be back in 2012 and I'm really going to try to be a better blog neighbor then.

I'll miss you!