Friday, October 9, 2009

the countdown is on

Authors have grown silent. Yahoo groups have fewer commenters. What's happening? RomantiCon. This weekend is the first annual RomantiCon in Ohio where authors of one publishing house meet their readers and other authors. Most of the authors also write for other houses, but this one is strictly about Jasmine Jade (formerly Ellora's Cave). There are classes for those yet to be published as well as the more seasoned writing veterans. Dinners, giveaways, male cover models, and places to meet are provided to all attendees. Are you going?

If not, don't worry! This is October and the countdown for winter season gift giving. Contests and giveaways are everywhere on the internet right now. The best one I know of is being hosted by Dark Divas. Click that link for details.

What's in the grab-bag? Take a look and then ask yourself one question... Has Mia Watts already posted her telltale graphic? Hm? Has she??

http://www.1romanceebooks.com/
$10 Gift Certificate for 1RomanceEbooks.com

Amanda Young
http://www.amandayoung.org/
autographed copy of Hard Candy

Amber Kell
http://amberkell.wordpress.com
winner's choice from backlist

Anne Brooke
http://www.annebrooke.com
an ebookcopy of Pink Champagne and Apple Juice

Brynn Paulin
http://www.brynnpaulin.com/
eBook copy of Dragon’s Blood

Carol Lynne
http://www.carol-lynne.net/
winners choice of book from backlist

Celia Kyle
http://www.celiakyle.com/
a copy of "Not Yeti!"

Cherise Sinclair
www.CheriseSinclair.com
winner's choice from backlist

Claire Thompson
http://www.clairethompson.net/
winners choice of ebooks from Claire's site

Clare London
http://www.clarelondon.co.uk/
winners choice of one download of any book

C.L. Casey
http://www.authorclcasey.com/
e-book copy of Scarlett's Wolf

Dakota Trace
http://www.dakotatrace.com/
TWO winners will receive a copy of Mating of Rebekah

Dark Roast Press
http://www.darkroastpress.com/
One free book of the winner’s choice from Dark Roast Press.

Desiree Lee
http://www.desireelee.com
PDF copy of winner's choice of one of my currently available eBooks plus a snail-mailed goodie bag

Devon Rhodes
http://devonrhodes.blogspot.com/http://www.devonrhodes.com/
a copy of A Pint Light in e-book for my prize which is part of TEB’s Voracious Vamps Halloween theme releases

Elizabeth Amber
http://www.elizabethamber.com/
an autographed copy of: Lyon, The Lords Of Satyr

Ericka Scott
http://www.erickascott.com/
giving away an e-book of my October release, Crisscross, as well as some Halloween goodies (candies and other fun items)

Eternal Press
http://www.eternalpress.ca/
winners choice of one new release for October

Ethan Day
http://www.ethandayonline.com/
ebook copy of As You Are, releasing 9/29/09

Jaime Samms
http://www.jaime-samms.net
Christmas necklace and exclusive short story

James Buchanan
http://www.James-Buchanan.com
ebook copy of Personal Demons

Jewels of the Quill
http://www.jewelsofthequill.com/
trade paperback of Shadows in the Heart, A Jewels of the Quill Halloween Anthology

Kaitey Benoit
http://www.myspace.com/kaiteybenoit
Kaitey will name a character after the winner in her new book

Karen Wiesner
http://www.karenwiesner.com
autographed copy of Woodcutter's Grim Series

Keta Diablo
http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com/
2 winners will each receive 1 coupon for one of Keta's books

Lex Valentine
http://www.lexvalentine.com/
Ebook from author, to be announced

Lynn Crain
http://lynncrain.blogspot.com/
ebook copy of More Than Robotics

Lyrical Press
http://www.lyricalpress.com/
winner's choice of one ebook

Madeleine Urban
http://www.madeleineurban.com/
a prize package of two eBooks: Warrior's Cross, written with Abigail Roux, and Snowed In, written with Rhianne Aile

Marisa Chenery
http://www.marisachenery.com/
ebook copy of any book in the Wulf's Den series

Melinda Barron
http://melindabarron.com/
Ghost Seekers series book: Come As You Are (will release the first week in October)

Mia Watts
http://www.miawatts.blogspot.com/
winners choice of any ebook already released on her site AND "Mia" and "Mia Afterdark" perfume oil roll-on scents designed especially for me earlier this year, shipped to your address.

Nicole Zoltack
http://www.nicolezoltack.com/
a copy of Woman of Honor ebook

Paige Tyler
http://www.paigetylertheauthor.com/
a download of my Halloween romance The Magic Spell

Patti Shenberger
http://www.pattishenberger.com/
ebook copy of Candid Seductions, releases October 15

Qwillia Rain
http://www.freewebs.com/clubdiabloblanco
hand-made Halloween gift bag, with an assortment of candies, candles, and soap

Raine Delight
http://authorrainedelight.com/
ebook copy of my upcoming release, Devon Falls 4: Haunting Magic

Regan Taylor
http://www.regantaylor.com/
Regan will do a New Year Tarot Reading using a 12 card spread for the pagan year that begins on November 1

Renee Michaels
http://renee-michaels.com/
e-book copy of - Her Chosen Wolf

Romance Unbound
http://romanceunbound.com/
a signed paperback copy of one of these books (winner’s choice): SubX2, Wicked Hearts or
Accidental Slave

Roxanne Rhoads
http://www.fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com/
a pdf download of my October release Eternal Desire and a pdf of Torrid Teasers Volume 59

Sandy Sullivan
http://www.romancestorytime.com/
a free download of Cowboy Love

Savannah Chase
http://www.savannahchase.com/
Bath set and promo pack

Sean Michael
http://www.seanmichaelwrites.com/
print copy of Forged

Teresa D'Amario
http://teresadamario.com/
to be announced

The Blackraven's Erotic Cafe
http://theblackraveneroticcafe.blogspot.com
$25 Amazon gift certificate

Additional Prizes:
These sites were unable to place the graphic, but have graciously donated a prize. In order to be eligible for these prizes, you must find the answer to the question and email them to us at darkdivacontest@gmail.com.

1. Dark Diva Reviews is offering one winner a Promo Pack filled with goodies, including a Necklace donated by C.L. Casey. The necklace is like the one worn by Scarlett in Scarlett's Wolf. Question: Scarlett's Wolf was reviewed by Dark Diva Deb. What is one thing that Deb had to say in her review of Scarlett's Wolf ? Hint: You can find Deb's review here.

2. Nalini Singh is touring Europe, lucky lady, and can't place the graphic on her site, but she has graciously donated a signed copy of Angels' Blood.Question: What is the name of one character in Nalini's new book, Branded by Fire? Hint: You can find Branded by Fire here.

3. Chris Grover is donating one ebook from her back-list, winner's choice.Question: What is the title of one of Chris Grover's Hot Romance books? Hint: You can find her Hot Romance books here.

4. Kari Thomas is offering a free pdf download of Seducing the Hero.
Question: Which Book has a FREE Read available as an Epilogue? Hint: You can find the answer on Kari's site.

3 comments:

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