Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Shadows & Dreams Tour with Alexis Hall



 I'd like to welcome Alexis Hall to Lipstick Lesbian Reviews! With no further ado...

Displaying image_1.jpgrelease of Shadows & Dreams, the sequel to Iron & Velvet. Yay!  Thank you so much to Lipstick Lesbian Reviews for hosting me. And, to you, dear reader, for stopping by. If you’d like to come with me and keep me company on my virtual wanderings, you can find a full listing of when and where I am.Hello, and welcome to my second ever blog tour, celebrating Riptide Publishing’s

There’s also some kind of contest type thing happening.  I had a bit of trouble choosing a prize for this one because most of the things Kate likes (booze, cigarettes, knives, women) are illegal to ship internationally. I thought about a fedora, but then I remembered people had differently shaped heads and there was no point sending somebody an item of clothing they wouldn’t be able to wear. So, basically, that leaves coffee and Bovril and nobody likes Bovril except people from the North East of England. I’m therefore going offer 250g of Jamaican Blue Mountain, the nicest coffee in the known universe, purchased from a wonderful speciality shop, ground or beaned to your specification. If you don’t like coffee, I’ll replace it with an equivalently lovely tea. I’ll also throw in a hard copy of Iron & Velvet (or the other thing I wrote) if that’s the sort of thing you’d like. I can even scribble stuff in it, thus reducing its re-sale value … or,  y’know, not do that. I’ll announce the winner a handful of days after the end of the tour.


About AJH

Alexis Hall was born in the early 1980s and still thinks the twenty-first century is the future. To this day, he feels cheated that he lived through a fin de si├Ęcle but inexplicably failed to drink a single glass of absinthe, dance with a single courtesan, or stay in a single garret. He can neither cook nor sing, but he can handle a seventeenth century smallsword, punts from the proper end, and knows how to hotwire a car. He lives in southeast England, with no cats and no children, and fully intends to keep it that way.

You can also find him all over the internet, on his website, Facebook, Twitter, BookLikes, and Goodreads.


About Shadows & Dreams

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Second rule in this line of business: be careful who you kill.

 
My name’s Kate Kane. And right now, I don’t know which is more dangerous: my job, or my girlfriend. My job makes me the go-to girl for every supernatural mystery in London. My girlfriend’s an eight-hundred-year-old vampire prince. Honestly, I think it’s probably a tie.

A few weeks ago, I was hired for a simple missing person case. Next thing I know, I’m being arrested for murder, a vampire army is tearing up London, and even my dreams are out to get me. Something ancient, evil, and scary as hell is on the loose and looking for payback. The vampires are in chaos, the werewolves are culling everything, and the Witch Queen can’t protect everyone.

Which means it’s down to me. And all I’ve got to hold back the shadows is a stiff drink, a quirky sidekick, my creepy ex-boyfriend, and the woman who left me for a tech startup. It’s going to be another interesting day.

You can read an excerpt and, y’know, cough, buy the book, if you want, at Riptide Publishing.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

#SciSpanks!

http://governingana.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/announcing-scispanks-2014/


Would you like free stories, fun, and a chance at over $1,000 in prizes? This summer, you can participate in a short story extravaganza! Award-winning authors of dystopian, paranormal, urban fantasy, speculative, and science fiction will showcase stories for your enjoyment. Chat with your favorite authors, meet new-to-you authors, find great new books, and meet new friends!
Sci Spanks Featured Authors
Introducing guest blogger Ami Starsong!

Want to become a Sci Spanks ambassador and earn an extra prize entry? See below!
Even better, participation could earn you a GRAND PRIZE!

READER PRIZES!
 Kindle Fire or Nook HD (winner’s choice)
(donated by Blushing Books)
     $25 gift certificate to Amazon and an autographed copy of Alien Warriors
     *Available to US and Canada only
     (donated by Sue Lyndon)
     $20 gift certificate to Amazon
     (donated byWitty Bard Publishing)
     $20 gift certificate to ThinkGeek
     (donated by Naughty Bard Press)
     Alien tote bag, autographed book, and assorted swag
     (donated by Eve Langlais)
     Custom-written short story
     (donated by Erzabet Bishop)
     VIP membership to Loose Id
     One-year membership to Silkwords (two winners)
     Spotlight plus a guest reviewer spot on Read the Rainbow

AUTHOR PRIZES!
     Book cover plus author promotional package at Fantasia Frog Designs)
     Custom author social media package at The Cover Artisan)
     Digital ebook formatting (Kindle, Nook, and PDF) of up to 100K
     (donated by Wizards in Publishing)
     $15 Free advertising at Long and Short Reviews
     $15 toward advertising from Goddess Fish Promotions
     Author spotlight feature at Little’s Books)
     Author spotlight feature at Fallen Over Book Reviews)
     Author spotlight feature at Erzabet’s Enchantments)

SPANKING PRIZES!
     6-month online couple membership to Learning Domestic Discipline
     6-month membership to Discipline and Desire
     Custom-made wooden paddle* from Blondie’s Place
     *Available to US and Canada only
     Spanking paddle* from Kate Richards
     *Available to US and Canada only, gift certificate substitution for international players
     Goody bags from BDSM Bookreviews (five winners)

MORE READER PRIZES!
Book Bundles from:
     Alison Tyler
     Angels of Anarchy
     Erik Schubach
     Go Deeper Press
     Ishtar Publishing
     Ylva Publishing
     Ladylit

Many authors also will offer a contest on their individual blogs.  Your comment on their blogs automatically enters you in both the main contest and the individual contests!

What’s the catch?  Absolutely nothing!  We love writing for you and want to thank you for your readership.  Perhaps someone might get a spanking or two, but that’s a reward rather than a catch, right?  ;)

Here are the rules:
1.    Visit each blog between Wednesday, June 25 and Sunday, June 29 to read the posted stories and excerpts.
2.    Leave a comment answering the story question on each blog.  You will receive one entry per blog for the grand prize drawing.  You will also be automatically entered in that author’s individual contest, if she has one.
3.    If you have visited all of the blogs, visit Ana’s blog to sign up for FIVE bonus entries to the grand prize.
4.    Deadline is midnight EDT (UTC -4) on June 29!!
5.    If you successfully completed a previous challenge (Love Spanks 2014, Spank or Treat 2013, Spankee Doodle 2013, Love Spanks 2013, or Spank or Treat 2012), you may add "VIP" to your comments.  You will earn THREE bonus entries toward the grand prize.  (Yes, we will be doing this again.  Yes, if you successfully complete the Love Spanks 2014 challenge you can become a VIP for our next activity!)
6.    If you are an published writer/author, please add “W” to your comments. That way, your name will be entered in the special author prize drawings.
7.    Visit any of the participating blogs on Wednesday, July 2nd to find out the lucky winners.  Will it be you?

NEW THIS YEAR! Visit us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/scispanks) between June 25th and 29th to receive an invitation to an exclusive Sci Spanks party! Chat with your favorite authors, earn extra prize entries, and give feedback about the stories!

Like these events? Want to support your friendly sci-fi authors? Become a Sci Spanks 2014 Ambassador! In exchange for promoting this event, you will receive one extra prize entry, AND you are still eligible to participate and win prizes!

To sign up, contact Ambassador Liaison Kathryn Blake at krb_spanks@kathrynrblake.com, with the subject line “Sci Spanks Ambassador.”

For more information, updates, and a list of participating authors, please visit:
Twitter hashtag: #SciSpanks

http://governingana.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/announcing-scispanks-2014/

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