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Guest Author Pippa Jay with Gethyon

Published October 2, 2016 by shellirosewarne

Hi all,

Well, it’s weekend and thank goodness as it’s been a bit of a hectic week! I get to relax today though, with the fab Pippa Jay dropping by to chat about writer’s block (yes, it does exist!) and ways to get past it, as well as her brand new release.

 

487970_396457363750310_1481028755_n-640x640nHi, I’m Pippa Jay, author of scifi and supernatural stories to engage your emotions.

I’ve always been an advocate of exercise as one way to get past writer’s block (though I find housework the number one fix. My muse will do anything to avoid my kids’ dirty washing or cleaning milk splashes and crushed cereal from the dining room floor, and so on. Well, almost anything).

But last year my fitness levels plummeted and my weight went up in response. Writing is a horribly sedentary profession! I’d tried to get back into my freestyle street dance (no flips – I’m a bit too old for that now) but injured myself twice in 2015, laying myself up for nine out of the twelve months. I’m not sure if the additional weight or allowing my fitness to lapse or just getting older were at fault. Maybe all three. Whichever, the frustration at being told to rest when my aim was to get fit made me completely miserable. I had to accept that I wasn’t going to be able to get back into dance so easily this time.

So I went back to what my doctor said was the best exercise anyway – walking. I figured my chances of injury would be less doing something a bit more natural for the human body, and maybe in time build up my fitness levels and muscle tone enough to return to dance (BTW, I hate diets and never stick to them. Thinking about limiting my food and what I should eat just makes me feel hungrier!). Every morning I would drop my youngest monster at school and take an hour’s walk. I live on the edge of town, too far to walk out to the countryside but I found myself a route away from the busier roads. I listen to my mp3 player as I walk, and as I walk my mind wanders. So far it’s helped me through a difficult set of edits, help me fix some major plot holes in book three of my main series, and got me thinking about other, even abandoned projects languishing on my hard drive. And I’m feeling healthier too. While I’m still not back to my dancing, I can at least run up and down the stairs now without feeling that little bit puffed, and my muse has definitely benefitted.

 

Sounds like great advice – and it’s obviously paying off! Check out the details for Pippa’s fab new release Gethyon.

GethyonCoverHiRes.pngBlurb

Abandoned. Hunted. Out of control.

Gethyon Rees had always felt at odds with the universe, and hoped for an escape among the stars. But discovering he has the ability to cross time and space with just a thought brings more problems than it solves: a deadly bounty hunter who can follow him anywhere, the unwelcome return of Tarquin Secker—the mother who abandoned him—and an ancient darkness that seeks him and all those with his talents.

When an unforgivable act sets him on the run, it’ll take more than his unearthly powers to save his skin and the lives of those he cares about. It’ll take a sacrifice he never expected to have to make.

A science fiction adventure novel previously published by BURST (Champagne Books), and part of the Travellers Universe. A 2014 SFR Galaxy Award Winner for Most Awesome Psychic Talent and a 2015 EPIC eBook Awards finalist in the Science Fiction category. Also now includes the SF short story The Bones of the Sea.

“With colorful worlds full of nuance and dimension, characters that walk off the page, and themes that anyone who has been either parent or child can relate to.” J.C. Cassels, author of The Black Wing Chronicles series

“This fast-paced, gripping ride zips through time and space, love and loss, rebellion and acceptance.” Anna McLain, SFR Galaxy Award judge

You can grab yourself a copy here:

Amazon http://mybook.to/gethyon

Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/gethyon-1

B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gethyon-pippa-jay/1115474634?ean=2940153374451

Omnilit https://www.omnilit.com/product-gethyon-2090269-370.html

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/gethyon/id1146204656?mt=11

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/659767

And don’t forget you can sign up to Pippa’s newsletter: http://blogspot.us4.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=e5e8a4dfebcfde471a95ed3f8&id=d7764e9767

or follow her Amazon author page.

Take care x

Guest Author Liana Brooks with Decoherence

Published September 18, 2016 by shellirosewarne

Hi all,

Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend. Sadly the sun seems to have disappeared here but at least I have the fab Liana Brooks dropping in. She’s chatting about her new release, Decoherence, in her Time & Shadows trilogy. Looking for some exciting sci-fi for the weekend? Look no further 🙂

 

So, let’s start with you telling us a bit about yourself.

author-pic-liana-brooksI am a California-born vagabond who has lived in ten states and visited most of the others. I love sushi, summertime, science fiction, and not doing laundry. And I am celebrating the release of DECOHERENCE which is the final book in the Time & Shadows trilogy.

Was there a specific moment where you first knew that you wanted to be a writer?

I don’t even remember learning to read. I picked it up early, took THE HOBBIT to kindergarten for show-and-tell, and always planned on being a marine biologist. Telling stories, and later writing them for friends, was something that kind of happened as an afterthought.

I always loved stories and books, but I didn’t dream of being an author, in part because so many of the authors I love aren’t just authors. They were soldiers, inventors, playwrights, parents, explorers… none of them were ever presented as Just An Author. Which, I think is probably for the best. The more multifaceted the author, the better their books tend to be.

True, the more experience you have the more you can bring to the writing I suppose. Do you have a particular writing routine, or any special rituals?

The only thing I really need is a screen, a keyboard, and my sticker calendar. Secretly, I’m still in kindergarten and getting a sticker for writing 1000 words is enough motivation for me to sit down and write regularly.

Beyond that… no, I don’t have rituals because I don’t have time for them. My writing time is snuck in during the day between cooking, running errands, and going to meetings.

Hehe, I think I might need to get myself some stickers! Tell us about the genre you write in, and what drew you to it.

I write primarily SF/SFR because I’m an optimist I guess. Science Fiction is the future. Every great invention we enjoy was in a story first, and I love being part of that process. I love imagining what the future will bring for everyone, and I hope it brings something wonderful.

Aww, that’s a lovely thought – here’s hoping. Are there any particular authors or books that have really inspired you?

I could never pick just one. There are so many great books out there and I rip through them. I’ll go on binges and read five or six books in a day. Go read Terry Pratchett, Ilona Andrews, Blake Crouch, Wes Chu, Jim Butcher, Beth Cato, Lexie Dunne… go. Read everything you can get your hands on. Books are amazing.

They are! Also a big fan of Terry Pratchett and Jim Butcher. What five things could you never do without?

Oxygen, water, heat, people that love me, and imagination. If you have those you can get out of any problem eventually.

Tell us a bit about your new release.

time-shadowsDECOHERENCE… I am going to try to keep this as spoiler-free for the series as I can, but if I slip up, sorry…

DECOHERENCE is the third book in the Time & Shadows series and picks up almost five years after the end of CONVERGENCE POINT. When Mac is kidnapped by a rogue iteration, Sam has to travel between continents and variations of reality to find him.

For me, the best part was being able to write so many different versions of the main character, Sam Rose. She’s introduced in THE DAY BEFORE as this very young junior agent who really is out of her depth. By the end of CONVERGENCE POINT she’s survived multiple near-death experiences, depression, the loss of friends, and come out stronger. In DECOHERENCE there are four different Sams, or rather, Sam as a POV character in four different points in her life. And she has to face herself, channel her inner Tatiana Maslany as it were.

Look, go read it! Go read the series. Things explode, there’s witty one-liners, there’s escapes and fire fights and pirate ships. It’s a fun series. Come for the explosions, stay for the clones and the cute puppies.

Wow, that definitely sounds interesting (and yay, cute puppies!) Where did your inspiration for it come from?

Almost ten years ago I saw THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON and I wanted it to be a murder mystery. A recognition that the person in the ground is also the person narrating. THE DAY BEFORE was spun around that original idea.

CONVERGENCE POINT and DECOHERENCE simply followed the natural consequences of the characters’ choices in the first book.

What did you find most enjoyable about writing it?

Being able to write my hero as a villain was a lot of fun. Every author I know loves playing with this trope. Whether you’re writing Evil Spock or Dark Side Luke Skywalker, it’s fun to see your hero’s strengths used for evil.

It is always fun 🙂 What was the hardest part about writing it?

Finding an emotionally satisfying ending for this series without killing everyone was hard. One on hand, I knew from the start that I wanted a trilogy. On the other, finding the right ending for what the story had become, to make sure the fans got the ending they deserved, that was a lot harder to find.

In a series like this it’s tempting to go full-on Hamlet and just kill everyone, but I didn’t want that. Some named characters die. They always do, but I tried not to have deaths just for shock value. There’s a reason each character dies.

*sniffs* I suppose some of them have to. Who’s your favourite character in it? (I know, I know, favouritism!)

I should say Sam and Mac, but I have a soft spot for minor characters. Ivy Clemens, the clone version, remains my favorite minor character. Her and Agent Edwin. They’re good people who do their job, but who you still want to invite over for dinner.

Why should we run out and buy it right now? J

rogueLook, THE DAY BEFORE opened with a body on the ground and readers have been waiting since May 2015 to learn if it’s our Sam that dies, or another Sam. Don’t you want to know who Jane Doe is?

At the end of CONVERGENCE POINT, Mac proposed to Sam on a beach in Australia, don’t you want to know if Sam said yes?

Don’t you want to read books about time travel and clones????

…if you don’t, well, go buy the book because Puppy needs more treats. You don’t want to make Puppy sad, do you?

 

Nooo, we can’t make puppy sad! If you’re wanting to make puppy happy (and you know, get a great book as well) here are the details:

Blurb

Readers of Blake Crouch’s DARK MATTER and Wesely Chu’s TIME SALVAGER will love Liana Brooks’ DECOHERENCE–the thrilling, time-bending conclusion to the Time & Shadow series!

cover-decoherenceSamantha Rose and Linsey MacKenzie have established an idyllic life of married bliss in Australia, away from the Commonwealth Bureau of Investigation, away from mysterious corpses, and—most of all—away from Dr. Emir’s multiverse machine.

But Sam is a detective at heart, and even on the other side of the world, she can’t help wonder if a series of unsolved killings she reads about are related—not just to each other, but to the only unsolved case of her short career.

She knows Jane Doe’s true name, but Sam never discovered who killed the woman found in an empty Alabama field in spring of 2069. She doesn’t even know which version of herself she buried under a plain headstone.

When Mac suddenly disappears, Sam realizes she is going to once more be caught up in a silent war she still doesn’t fully understand. Every step she takes to save Mac puts the world she knows at risk, and moves her one step closer to becoming the girl in the grave.

And you can get your hands on a copy here:

Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | HarperCollins | Google Play | iBooks

Don’t forget to follow Liana on social media to stay up-to-date on all her news and releases:

Website: http://www.lianabrooks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LianaBrooks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ByLianaBrooks/

Take care x

 

Guest Author Faberge Nostromo with L’Wren, Hawk and the Doves

Published June 3, 2016 by shellirosewarne

Hi all,

Hope you’ve all had a good week. I have my parents coming up to visit today, which am really looking forward to 🙂 In the meantime though the weekend is off to a great start, with the fab Faberge Nostromo dropping by to visit. She’s chatting about her brand new sci-fi romance – L’Wren, Hawk and the Doves. If you’re looking for something a little different for your weekend reading, then look no further!

 

Thanks so much for being here, Faberge. So, let’s start with you telling us a bit about yourself.

Lost in space, yet still boldly going, I returned from the forbidden planet a long, long time ago to live a quiet life in a small town called London.

The minimal research I’d done lead me to the conclusion that my identity would best be protected if I masqueraded as a mild mannered IT consultant by day and a writer and musician by night and at weekends.

Available for musical soirees at the drop of a hat, I write steamy SF romances while waiting for a set of replacement dilythium crystals for the broken warp core on the ship.

Hey, well if the ship isn’t fixed by next week do feel free to come back with a few songs 😉 Was there a specific moment where you first knew that you wanted to be a writer?

Oh always. Just always. It’s who I am.

Do you have a particular writing routine, or any special rituals?

I’m usually on the move when I’m writing. I very rarely get to write at home as I have this day job thing and that usually has me away from home during the week. I might not be seeking out new life and new civilizations – well, except I am in my writing, I suppose – but my ongoing mission to be a writer continues irrespective of the planet I’m on.

OK, so I don’t actually travel to other planets, but when I’m on trains and buses and the London Underground I’m invariably still writing. Sometimes it’s hastily scribbled notes (using a rather nice Mont Blanc fountain pen in a rather nice Moleskine notebook) or typing one fingered into my Android smartphone or my iPad (Word docs saved to Dropbox) or, more luxuriously when time and space allow (usually a coffee shop in central London around the Trafalgar Square area), I sit with a latte and my Macbook Air and write properly – then it may well be in Scrivener which is a sort of digital corkboard and post-it notes sort of thing.

Not everyone likes Scrivener, it’s a kind of writing Marmite. It supports plotters rather than pantsters and being a dyed in the wool pantster it’s not my ideal thing but it has a number of very useful features. Try it, is my suggestion, there’s a free trial version…

But my main suggestion, giving that my writing space is virtual, on the move and a constant challenge is – write.

Just bloody write.

Where you can, however you can, whenever you can. Writers write. If you’re “going to write a book one day” you probably won’t.

Hmm, I must admit to being a complete pantser, which may explain why I’ve never really clicked with Scrivener. But yes, completely agree with the advice – write, write write! Speaking, of tell us about the genre you write in, and what drew you to it.

SF – well, SF romance. I started with a contemporary romance drifted into a paranormal short then realized I needed the freedom of creating brave new worlds, explore new civilizations and boldly going to be able to flesh out the plots in orbit around my head.

Hehe, I’m getting the slightest impression of a Trekkie coming through 🙂 Are there any particular authors or books that have really inspired you?

I honestly, genuinely, totally could never be anywhere without Winnie The Pooh.

I do love Winnie the Pooh – though never a big Pooh fan, always loved Tigger and Eeyore. What five things could you never do without?

Pen, paper (or laptop/tablet/phone), guitar, ukulele and another guitar. Or two.

Tell us a bit about your new release.

L’Wren came to me first just as a name, sadly triggered by the death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend (or ‘squeeze’ as the tabloid press might have it).

I’d always had mixed feeling about the name, thinking it a bit affected or even totally made up but it seems to be a genuinely acceptable version of Lauren, the feminine of Lawrence, both of which derive from the Latin word for a bay tree. Ceasar wore a crown of laurel leaves, so it goes back a looong way.

Bay leaves are green, of course, so L’Wren had to be green too didn’t she?

There it was then, a blank page with the name of a green girl on it…

Hawk then swooped in – well, he would swoop wouldn’t he? At first there was a chance that Hawk would just be L’Wren’s surname but pretty quickly Hawk had ideas about being an entirely separate character all of his own. He was plainly in some sort of juxtaposition to L’Wren based just on his name alone – a wren being a tiny songbird, small, and brown whereas a hawk is a big fearsome, noble thing.

Opposites attract though, so I went with a bit of gender stereotyping. L’Wren stayed female while Hawk became very male.

And the most male thing a boy can do is… be a starship captain! Then he gained the first name Saker, which is an Arabic word meaning falcon.

You could argue that his name translates as Hawk Hawk? But I’d get upset if you did.

The Doves crept into the title in the same way as I like to imagine the wardrobe crept into C.S Lewis’ thoughts.

Maybe not.

Already having two very different birds flapping about in my head and plot I realised that there were some more to flock along. The conflict aspect that sprang to mind of having a hawk and a wren seemed to be calling out for a peaceful resolution… hence doves were required. However, I shifted the conflict to a different planet and decided that my doves would also be from another world. Their role then grew until they were interplanetary peace-keepers, flying in to resolve a conflict that had proved all but impossible to deal with.

I needed to hint at some ambiguity about them, they are mysterious and secretive, so their names were a long time in the research. In fact all the names in the book were researched in some depth. I wanted an otherworldly feel to names of both places and people, and to use language that reflected not only different cultures but also highlighted the gender aspects of the plot.

So my doves became Anchises and Cytheria, names from classical Greek mythology linked to each other. The planet they came from had to reflect their status as peacekeepers, as doves, and it became Turacoena. Well, it had to…

Sounds interesting, and I do love the thought process behind it. Where did your inspiration for it come from?

Well, it’s really just a standard boy meets girl who both meet boy and girl who might be girl and boy while boys and girls fight it out over boys being boys and girls being girls thing…. in space.

Simple.

Well, maybe – I wanted to challenge preconceptions about a number of things. Science fiction itself, for starters. Captain Kirk trekked through the stars on his five year mission to seek out new life and new civilisations and boldly have romantic liaisons every week with aliens who, while some of them might be green, were always scantily clad and totally, totally unambiguously female and heterosexual. There was never any doubt about gender or sexual orientation.

Had he never read ‘The Left Hand Of Darkness’ by Ursula Le Guin? Well I have, and he should too.

It’s a bit of a daft idea that gender and sexuality are a social constant across the universe so my two worlds in L’Wren, Hawk and the Doves have totally different views on the subject. I’ll let you read the book to find out what the twist on the Dove’s home planet of Turacoena is (no spoilers here) but the war, on the planet Ourania, that the doves are seeking to bring an end to is all about gender.

Ourania is a planet divided by gender, with rigid social and geographical structures in place. Gender is everything yet sexuality, because of this, is flexible. Within their respective social and geographical confines homosexuality is the norm and outside heterosexuality is expected. It makes total sense on Ourania, trust me.

Into the mix comes the relationship between L’Wren and Hawk. They each have a past, and a future, and the Doves, with their innate empathy, bring challenges that neither of them expects.

And the Doves themselves have to confront the emotional feedback and physical demands of dealing not only with the heightened atmosphere around L’Wren and Hawk but with their own past and the secret they have to keep.

What did you find most enjoyable about writing it?

The way it took me by surprise. Suddenly I had not only characters doing things I never saw coming, I found I had a starship that was redesigning itself as my character wandered its corridors, rooms and shuttle craft hangars.

What was the hardest part about writing it?

Tying up the ending! I realized I had various things happening that needed to come to a conclusion – or at least point the way to… a sequel.

Ooh, we do like a sequel! Who’s your favourite character in it? (I know, I know, favouritism!)

Oh the Doves. I shall say no more to avoid spoilers. I hope you like them!

Why should we run out and buy it right now?

Because it might make you think again who you are, or at least what gender means and what, really, is sexuality.

If you want to see more, the book details are here:

Well, maybe – I wanted to challenge preconceptions about a number of things. Science fiction itself, for starters. Captain Kirk trekked through the stars on his five year mission to seek out new life and new civilisations and boldly have romantic liaisons every week with aliens who, while some of them might be green, were always scantily clad and totally, totally unambiguously female and heterosexual. There was never any doubt about gender or sexual orientation.

Had he never read ‘The Left Hand Of Darkness’ by Ursula Le Guin? Well I have, and he should too.

It’s a bit of a daft idea that gender and sexuality are a social constant across the universe so my two worlds in L’Wren, Hawk and the Doves have totally different views on the subject. I’ll let you read the book to find out what the twist on the Dove’s home planet of Turacoena is (no spoilers here) but the war, on the planet Ourania, that the doves are seeking to bring an end to is all about gender.

Ourania is a planet divided by gender, with rigid social and geographical structures in place. Gender is everything yet sexuality, because of this, is flexible. Within their respective social and geographical confines homosexuality is the norm and outside heterosexuality is expected. It makes total sense on Ourania, trust me.

Into the mix comes the relationship between L’Wren and Hawk. They each have a past, and a future, and the Doves, with their innate empathy, bring challenges that neither of them expects.

And the Doves themselves have to confront the emotional feedback and physical demands of dealing not only with the heightened atmosphere around L’Wren and Hawk but with their own past and the secret they have to keep.

What did you find most enjoyable about writing it?

The way it took me by surprise. Suddenly I had not only characters doing things I never saw coming, I found I had a starship that was redesigning itself as my character wandered its corridors, rooms and shuttle craft hangars.

What was the hardest part about writing it?

Tying up the ending! I realized I had various things happening that needed to come to a conclusion – or at least point the way to… a sequel.

Who’s your favourite character in it? (I know, I know, favouritism!)

Oh the Doves. I shall say no more to avoid spoilers. I hope you like them!

Why should we run out and buy it right now?

Because it might make you think again who you are, or at least what gender means and what, really, is sexuality.

If you want to find out more the book details are here:

510kGE0aKiL.jpgBlurb

A world torn apart by gender, a dangerous peace mission, a starship in peril… Can anybody’s sexuality be certain under pressure?

If your emotions could be felt by another, if the desires you kept hidden were revealed and reflected back on you, would you—could you—deny and control those needs?

And if sexuality and gender aren’t what they seem, does it change who you are?

The mission of the starship Sulaco, its captain Saker Hawkings and first mate L’Wren James, is to deliver the mysterious alien empaths Anchises and Cytheria to the planet Ourania, a world at war with itself.

Where sex is power and gender decides everything, the Dove peace negotiators must interact strictly male to male and female to female with the warring factions to broker a lasting peace.

But can they keep hidden the secret loss that drives them and still control their own empathic responses to the desires and needs of others—the desires that they themselves feed?

And while Hawk and L’Wren struggle to save their ship and face up to the challenges of duty, passion and their own sexuality, with one Dove dangerously injured and the other missing in action, only the truth about Anchises the man and Cytheria the woman can save one of them—but which is which?

And you can get your hands on a copy here:

Pride Publishing – https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/lwren-hawk-and-the-doves

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Have a great weekend 🙂

Guest Author Leona Bushman with Preorder Giveaway

Published February 19, 2016 by shellirosewarne

Hi all,

Yay for weekend – and it’s off to a good start since I have the lovely Leona Bushman dropping by 🙂 Leona is a very talented author – as well as painter, editor, crafter, mom and general superwoman – so I’m thrilled she’s taken time out of her busy schedule to chat about her latest works. She also has some fab giveaways for you, so stay tuned to the end lol. Take it away Leona!

Hello. My name is Leona Bushman, and I’m a writer. And artist. And editor. And crocheter. And costumer. And quilter… Let’s just say I love to be creative, shall we? After some struggles, I’ve finally slipped my feet under me and am positioning myself at the starting line…and off she goes!

I’m so excited for this year. I have my new release, War of the Weres, and another on Pre-order. AND, I have one coming out April/May (April if I can get my head wrapped around edits in between being sick and sick kids.), and I have about four of them in wings nearly ready to go, and two more working on to send to Agents and big six. That’s just my writing world! It’s going to be an exciting year, so I hope you can follow along with me.

leonaHere is a recent painting, newly up on my Etsy Shop:

 

What do you dream of? I dream of Scotland. Of having the monetary freedom to move to Scotland with my family, writing, painting, and teaching my children about their ancestry, about the past, and showing them that what we do on this planet matters.

In my ancestry, there are multiple times that one side of my family saved the ancestor on the other. Can you imagine? Multiple times in my family’s history, one family member was responsible for making sure of the continuation that would become me stayed possible. That’s not even taking into account the other times—near accidents, times you may have saved someone from worse because you told them their tire was flat on the freeway (yes, I did this, and no, I don’t have their name, but imagine if they’d hit a pothole going that fast? Or what would happen when they tried to do the loop do loop off the 70 mile an hour freeway and slow down to 25 too fast?) before it really hurt them, or you stopped a little one crossing on the way home from school because they didn’t see the douchbag speeding and turning the corner? Just imagine.

We all matter. I want a legacy that matters. My legacy is my art, and my writing. I hope to help provide for my children well after I’m gone with it. My oldest (with my 2nd husband) may have an issue but hasn’t been diagnosed, my second has been thought to have Asperger’s or High functioning Autism (in my state, there’s no point in getting the actual diagnosis as it’s no longer considered a disability and would simply slap a label on him), and my youngest has Down Syndrome. My grandbaby from my eldest daughter has a severe form of Juvenile Arthritis and my daughter has health issues. There is going to come a time when they’ll need all the extra. That’s short term needs.

Long term, I want to be remembered. I want my descendants to be ecstatic when they learn they are related to THAT Leona. So, if someone says, Oh, I have a Leona hanging in my dining room, they’re happy to claim me. Or they say, I have a first editing Leona Bushman from x era. It’s a dream, it’s a goal that I feel passionate about.

We all matter. What we each do every day matters. Be it a kind word, a smile, or a word of encouragement, you may make the difference in someone’s life, even, yes, life and death. So please, dream, dream big, and be nice to one another. Also, read my books 😉

I have a giveaway going on at my author page, AND, Here’s the big news on today’s guest post. I’m giving away a $25 gift card for every 100 paid preorders of Pirating Christmas. So, if I have 400 pre-orders, that’ll be $100 dollars in gift cards!!! Amazon, Barnes and Noble, your choice.

Also, if I hit 1000 pre-orders, I’ll give away a Kindle Fire. You may email me your receipt, or send/post the screenshot to my author page. Also, think about that…$250 dollars in gift cards, too! So spread the word! In the meantime, enjoy the cover.

Ooh, lots of shiny giveaways. If you’re wanting to take part here are the details for Pirating Christmas.

piratingchristmas_453x680Blurb

Captain Faraway and her crew are called out on a rescue of a cruise ship to a desolate planet right before Christmas. However, all is not as it seems with the survivors of the crashed ship. Pirates threaten the captain of the cruise ship and her own ship and crew. Can Captain Faraway and Lieutenant Commander Ethan Roarke ferret out those whom don’t belong before they’ve taken over her ship, or will they pirate Christmas along with their ships?

And the prelinks are here (don’t forget to send Leona your pop so you can enter the giveaways):

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Pirating-Christmas-Voyage-Atlantean-Book-ebook/dp/B01A42Y9CI

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pirating-Christmas-Voyage-Atlantean-ebook/dp/B01A42Y9CI

Thanks so much for dropping by Leona – and I hope you all have a fab start to the weekend x