Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Audiobook Winners

Congrats to the winners of the Bound by Prophecy audiobook giveaway! I got a little click-happy and doubled the winners, so Lisa, Jessica, Tressa, Kate, Michelle, and Steph will all receive copies when the audio edition goes live at Audible and iTunes this week. You can still check out the preview below:

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bound by Prophecy Audiobook Giveaway

Bound by Prophecy will be coming to audio the first week of August! Below is a sample of the book, narrated by the fantastic Kirby Heyborne:

To celebrate, I'm giving away several copies of the audiobook, which will be available at Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Enter through the rafflecopter form below.

Special thanks to Gene Mollica, who designed the cover art, and Tantor Studios, who produced.

You can read a three chapter preview of Bound by Prophecy in the short story A Vision for the Future. This free ebook is available at Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

Congrats to Amanda, Candy, and Jessica, the winners of the Jennifer Silverwood author spotlight giveaway! Want more giveaways? Kassie's Book Thoughts is having a huge ebook giveaway here and Bookworm Bridgette shared a Facebook event Saturday June 27th here.

This giveaway is open to international locations where the audiobook is available and the entrants can receive and use gift emails. Void where prohibited.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Meet the Narrator - Kirby Heyborne

I'm incredibly excited to announce the narrator for Bound by Prophecy is Kirby Heyborne. Those of you who listen to audio may recognize him from Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn or works by Orson Scott Card and Abbi Glines. He's currently playing Ender in the full cast audioplay of Ender's Game, which you can check out here.

I've had a chance to listen to the audio version of Bound by Prophecy and couldn't be happier with the results. Produced by Tantor Studios, it will be available the first week of August at Amazon, iTunes, and Audible. Hopefully, I'll be able to share a sample of the work later this week, but ...meanwhile... below are few of my favorite Kirby videos. What do you think - does he fit your ideal Aern voice?

"You've got pretty eyes..."

"It's that damn Johnny Depp"

Okay, I know he doesn't speak much in this one, but...

I think I should have mentioned "multi-talented" in my description.
Yep, he's also a musician...

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Author Spotlight and Giveaway - Jennifer Silverwood

Today, author Jennifer Silverwood is here for a little fun. She's a good friend of mine and a very talented writer. If you've not read her work, here's a peek at her current catalog:

Yep, they are gorgeous. But in celebration of a brand new release, I've asked Jenn some of my favorite interview questions. What new release, you say...
So glad you asked. Here's Vynasha, a beautifully dark and charming fairy tale coming this month:

If you're anything like me, you're about to buy this book right now based solely on the cover art. But don't worry, you won't regret it. I've had a chance to preview the story and it is just as lovely as the picture. So, check out the synopsis on Goodreads and add it to your library here, but hurry back because we've got fun stuff to do :)

Jennifer Silverwood, Author Q & A

Thanks for playing, Jenn! I'm going to change things up a bit because authors tend to answer the same interview questions over and over. Here are a few of my favorites, begged, borrowed, and stolen from my own interviewers (thanks guys!).

Question 1. The world is ending. Your shelter is stocked with all the basic necessities: water (nuclear war), shotgun (zombie apocalypse), silver bullets (werewolf uprising). What five luxury items would you take in?
Jenn: A laptop that can recharge itself without battery. Enough medicine to last me a lifetime. A mysterious powder substance that allows me to become an Underworld-ish kick ace monster killer! A replicator to make food and water whenever I need it. Some kind of sonar system built into my head so I have a sixth sense when the monsters are near!
Me: Hahaha. That is brilliant. My answers now seem lame. I'll be sitting there with a jar of peanut butter and an iPod while you're out saving the world.

Question 2. Open your book to a random page and read us a few lines.
Jenn: "Emrys glared at the amber liquid swirling around within its crystal decanter and leaned heavily on the mantel. Fire had always fascinated him, untouchable, unbearable as it was to his flesh. He was a creature of the shadows, of cold and dank places. Jessamiene’s close ties to the moon were what drew him. If she was the silvery surface of its perfect face, then he was its darker shadow, the flip side of its beauty."  
-Silver Hollow: Pg 179

Question 3. What book are you reading now? 
Jenn: Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success by K.M. Weiland, My Highland Lord by Tarah Scott, Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor, and A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Question 4. What books are you looking forward to?
Jenn: The sequel to Bound by Prophecy! ;p
Me (interrupting her): Awwww.
Jenn: Also, a couple books I just purchased: Losing Hope and This Girl by Colleen Hoover, Crave by Melissa Darnell and Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton. 

Question 5. How do you relax? 
Jenn: Cup of hot tea, candles lit and lights out except for my laptop and a lamp if I'm reading a book. 

Question 6. Favorite movie? 
Jenn: I can only narrow this down to five ;)  The 10th Kingdom, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Benny & Joon, Stargate and Splash.

Author Bio

I am an artist, musician, author and believer in bigger dreams.

I have been to Dracula's castle and lived to tell the tale.

I work with children, though by the end of the day it feels more like they worked me lol

I know how to properly use a rifle, survive a world of diapers, snotty noses and physical maiming from same children on a daily basis.

I'm a Christian and a Texan, you can guess the rest ;)

I've never quite fallen out of the habit of dreaming bigger than is healthy and can't seem to stop.

Find out more about Jennifer at
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Pick up her books at  Amazon  iTunes  Barnes & Noble or Smashwords


Win Stay, Silver Hollow, or Ohre in ebook!
Note: Book one in the Heaven's Edge series, Qeya, is currently available for free download, so that prize will technically consist of the second book, Ohre, only.

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Words Winners

Congratulations to the finalists in the 2013 Words Short Story Competition! There were so many wonderful entries and authors I can't wait to see more from. The winning entry will receive this cover, designed by Laura at, emblazoned with the Words Winner seal (and plenty of bragging rights). Thanks to Julia at for the chance to participate.

Thanks to Bookworm Bridgette for the author interview and feature post! Winners of the Bound by Prophecy giveaway are posted here.

More books have been added to the Smashwords July Summer/Winter sale. Be sure to check it out to score free and discount books. Coupon codes and categories are listed at the top of the page.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Audiobook winners

Congrats to the winners of the FREY audiobook giveaway! I threw a couple of bonus entries into the winner's list. Hope you all enjoy it :)

You can still purchase Frey at Amazon, Audible, and iTunes or download the free ebook at your favorite online retailer now. Watch for Bound by Prophecy in audio this August.

Smashwords Book Sale

The annual Summer/Winter book sale is on! Check it out here and save :)