Tuesday, March 26, 2013

FADE's Half Birthday Bash Winners

Hello, loves!

Fade's Half Birthday Bash is officially over! Thank you so much to everyone who participated. There were almost 300 entries, which made Rafflecopter's job extra hard. Never fear though... after working a little magic, Rafflecopter spit out two names.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


CONGRATULATIONS Lindsey and Manju!

Lindsey has won:
  • An autographed paperback copy of FADE
  • an ebook copy of OCEAN KILLS by Jade Hart
  • an ebook copy of EVER by Jessa Russo
  • a $15 Amazon giftcard
  • a FADE poster
  • a $10 donation to the charity of her choice
  • a $10 surprise giftcard from Fel Witzig
  • a sock puppet and a March of Dimes pin*

Manju has won:
  • A paperback copy of Wilde's Fire by Krystal Wade
  • an ebook copy of FADE
  • an ebook copy of EVER by Jessa Russo
  • an ebook copy of THE CHARGE by Sharon Bayliss
  • a query critique from Sharon Bayliss
  • a FADE poster
  • a sock puppet and March of Dimes pin*
  • a $15 giftcard to Ali's Cookie Bakery
  • and a $10 Amazon giftcard

Wowza! That's a lot of birthday bash loot.

*The March of Dimes sock puppet was removed from the giveaway due to unforeseen circumstances. We have included an adorable sock puppet baby and a March of Dimes pin in its place. My sincerest apologies for the switch!

Didn't win? No worries! I've finished writing Book Two of the Ragnarok Prophesies, and I really like giving things away, so you'll have another chance soon enough. :)

A super huge thank you to Krystal Wade, Jessa Russo, Jade Hart, Sharon Bayliss, and Fel Witzig for helping put together our prize packs. Please make sure you pop over to their blogs to say thanks and check out the great things they have going on
xoxo,
Ayden


Fade - The Ragnarok Prophesies: Book One - On Sale at: Amazon US | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | Barnes and Noble | Kobo

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Charge by @SharonBayliss: Your #CQPromo Deal of the Day!

Well, loves,

It looks like Curiosity Quills' leprechaun is on a serious bender. He's been swigging straight from the bottle since Sunday, and he's showing no signs of slowing anytime soon. While this may be terrible news for his liver (and the rest of his teeny weeny little leprechaun body), it's good news for you. I have another fabulous book to share with you today. The Charge by Sharon Bayliss is a shiny new release, and it's only 99 cents on Amazon. Can I get a woohoo?!

Summary: When King of the Texas Empire kidnaps Warren's brother, Warren embarks into a still Wild West to save him. On his journey, he makes a discovery that changes his life forever—he and his brother are long-lost members of the Texas royal family and the King wants them both dead. 

He gets help from an activist Texan named Lena, who's itching to take on the King and happens to be a beautiful firecracker Warren can't stay away from. Convincing her he's not one of the bad guys becomes harder when a mysterious energy stirs in his body, turning his brain into a hive of emotions and memories—not all his own.

A legacy of violence is not all he inherited from the brutal Kings of Texas. The myth that the royal family possesses supernatural powers may not be myth at all.

Gone are the days when choosing a major was a big deal. Now Warren must save his brother and choose whether or not to be King, follow a King, or die before he can retire his fake ID. 
 
Where to Buy:
 
Add The Charge to your TBR Shelf!
 
About Sharon:
 


Sharon Bayliss is a native of Austin, Texas and works her day job in the field of social work. When she’s not writing, she enjoys living in her “happily-ever-after” with her husband and two young sons. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and playing in the mud (which she calls gardening). You can connect with Sharon at www.facebook.com/authorsharonbayliss and www.sharonbayliss.com.
 
Now, before you dash off to check out The Charge and all of the goodies Sharon has on her blog for you, scroll down to that pretty little Rafflecopter below, and enter to win lots of fabulous prizes from Sharon!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can check out the other CQ titles on sale through March 23rd at http://curiosityquills.com.

I will be out until Tuesday due to a family emergency. When I return, I will post the winners for Fade's Half Birthday Bash.

xoxo,
Ayden

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

18 Things by @JamieMAyres: Your #CQPromo Deal of the Day

Hello, lovelies,

Curiosity Quills' leprechaun has definitely over imbided. Last time I saw him, he was clog dancing his way through Mecca Amazon's warehouse with a pricing gun and a serious case of the giggles. This is good news for you, because 18 Things by Jamie Ayres is one of the wonderful Curiosity Quills titles he's slashed prices on... and I have all the details for you!

Summary: Can eighteen things save a life?

Olga Gay Worontzoff thinks her biggest problems are an awful name and not attending prom with Conner, her best friend and secret crush since kindergarten.

Then, Conner is killed in a freak boating accident and Olga feels responsible for his death. When she downs an entire bottle of pills to deal with the emotional pain, her parents force her into counseling. There, her therapist writes a prescription in the form of a life list titled "18 Things": eighteen quests to complete the year of her eighteenth birthday.

But there's more to Olga’s quests than meets the eye and when her therapist reveals a terrifying secret, her world is shaken.

There’s only one thing she knows for certain: her choices won’t just affect her future, but all eternity.
Where to Buy:
 
 
Add 18 Things to your TBR Shelf!

About Jamie:
 
 
Jamie Ayres writes young adult paranormal love stories by night and teaches very young adults as a public school teacher by day. When not at home on her laptop or at school, she can often be found at a local book store grabbing random children and reading to them. So far, she has not been arrested for this. She lives in southwest Florida with her prince charming, two children (sometimes three based on how Mr. Ayres is acting), and a basset hound. She spent her youthful summers in Grand Haven, Michigan and this setting provided the inspiration for her debut novel, 18 Things. She really does have grandmothers named Olga and Gay but unlike her heroine, she’s thankfully not named after either one of them. She loves lazy pajama days, the first page of a good book, stupid funny movies, and sharing stories with fantastic people like you.
 
You can follow Jamie on her blog.
 
xoxo,
Ayden

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

EVER by @JessaRusso: Your #CQPromo Book of the Day

Hey loves!
 
Remember me telling all of you that Curiosity Quills' leprechaun has run amok? Well, that's still true, but we kind of like it that way. So today, I'd like to join his team and reintroduce all of you to one of the fabulous books currently on sale for 99 cents.

Ever (Book One of the EVER Trilogy) by Jessa Russo!
 

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Ever’s love life has been on hold for the past two years. She’s secretly in love with her best friend Frankie, and he’s completely oblivious.
 
Of course, it doesn't help that he’s dead, and waking up to his ghost every day has made moving on nearly impossible.

Frustrated and desperate for something real, Ever finds herself falling for her hot new neighbor Toby. His relaxed confidence is irresistible, and not just Ever knows it. But falling for Toby comes with a price that throws Ever’s life into a whirlwind of chaos and drama. More than hearts are on the line, and more than Ever will suffer.

Some girls lose their hearts to love.

Some girls lose their minds.

Ever Van Ruysdael could lose her soul.

WHERE TO BUY:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Kobo


ADD EVER TO YOUR TBR Shelf!


Goodreads

ABOUT JESSA:



An unashamed super fan of all things paranormal romance, Jessa Russo reads, writes and breathes paranormal YA, rarely straying from her comfort zone.
When not writing or reading, Jessa enjoys making memories with her awesome family and amazingly supportive friends, while secretly planning her next trip to New Orleans.
Jessa has won a few flash fiction contests and had a couple short stories published, but feels her greatest accomplishment is raising the coolest kid ever – a little girl with a Tim Burton obsession and a desire to save every animal she sees.
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Check back throughout the week for other CQ titles featured in the St. Patrick's Day sale. They'll be tagged with the #CQPromo hashtag.

xoxo,
Ayden
 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

St Patrick's Day Blowout from @CuriosityQuills



In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, Curiosity Quills has recently employed a drunk generous leprechaun, and he's sharing his pot o' gold with all of you! From today through the 23rd of March, all of the following Curiosity Quills titles are only 99 cents on Amazon. Yep, 99 cent books. Woohoo!

 
 
Grab 'em while you can, y'all. Our leprechaun will be cut off by the barkeep on the 23rd.
 
xoxo,
Ayden


Fade - The Ragnarok Prophesies: Book One - On Sale at: Amazon US | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | Barnes and Noble | Kobo

Friday, March 15, 2013

Cover Reveal: Colour Wielders by @DawnaRaver

Hello, lovely ones!

One of my favorite things about books are their covers. I feel a little like a kid in a candy store when I walk into a bookstore. I can never decide where to start when so many pretty pictures are demanding my attention. I could (and do!) spend hours looking at then. So naturally I'm always a little giddy when I get to participate in a cover reveal, which is why we're gathered here today.

Squee!

The lovely Dawna Raver, a fellow Curiosity Quills authoress, is revealing the cover for Colour Wielders, her soon-to-be-released New Adult novel today. And I get to help! Yay!

Check out the gorgeous cover and summary for Colour Wielders below.

Behind the Mysts, hidden from Mortal eyes, is a land where Gods and creatures of myth and legend dwell. And in the Mortal Realm, their Princess lives.

Quinn Sinclair is clueless to who she is. She thinks she's an ordinary young woman—well, mostly ordinary—living an ordinary life with her less than loving mother in Conifer, Colorado. On the night of her birthday, Quinn finds herself betrayed by a man who sends her life spinning out-of-control.

As she struggles to pick up the pieces, a vision of a man with haunting tourmaline-blue eyes begs her for help, and she finds herself transported into a Magykal battle forever changing her life.

Arik Morgaine—Demigod bad boy and outcast of the Magykal Realm—tried to avoid contact with Princess Quinn Sinclair for eighteen years, not wanting to make good on an old threat. But the fates have other plans. Arik can no longer deny his growing desire for Quinn, or the need to protect her from those wanting to control her burgeoning powers. Can the two of them come together and save the Magykal Realm from being destroyed by the Darkest of Magyks, or will powers beyond their control destroy them and their world forever?

Colour Wielders will be available in digital and print formats from Curiosity Quills Press on April 19, 2013. Go to http://dawnaraver.com for more updates. You can also find Dawna on Twitter and Facebook.
 
Isn't the cover breathtaking? And how cool is the promo graphic?! I absolutely love it. 
xoxo,
Ayden

Thursday, March 7, 2013

It's FADE's Half Birthday Bash!

Six months ago today, Fade officially hit shelves! That means it's Fade's half birthay!


  
Crazy, right?!

I'm having a bit of trouble believing it myself, but I've consulted my handy-dandy calendar, and it's true. Today is Ari and Dace's six month debut birthday.
 
 
I don't know about you, but I love birthdays, and not just because cake is involved (though cake is rather important). I love the companionship involved in birthdays. Friends and family gathering to celebrate one another is never a bad thing. And presents don't suck either. :)

Today, I have a little of both for you! Some of my favorite people and I have put together a great big squishy collection of gifts just for you. Yes, you!
 
Your first birthday bash present pack includes:
  • An autographed paperback copy of FADE
  • FADE poster
  • $10 Amazon giftcard
  • March of Dimes sock puppet
  • $10 donation to your favorite charity
  • $10 giftcard courtesy of Fel Witzig
  • An ebook copy of EVER by Jessa Russo
Your second birthday bash present pack includes:
  • Ebook copy of FADE
  • Ebook copy of The Charge by Sharon Bayliss
  • $10 Amazon giftcard
  • FADE poster
  • Query Critique from Sharon Bayliss 
  • An ebook copy of EVER by Jessa Russo
  • $15 giftcard to Ali's Cookie Bakery (available everywhere)
 
Entering is easy as cake. All you have to do is pull up a chair, turn up the music, and click on that pretty little Rafflecopter below. Winners will be announced here on the blog on March 23rd. Don't forget to spread the word so all of your friends can join the celebration, too.
 
And if you're really in the celebrating spirit, scurry over to Project Team Beta's site! This month is their 4th anniversary, and they've got a ton of prizes up for grabs (included another copy of Fade and a sock puppet from the March of Dimes).
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

xoxo,
Ayden
Fade - The Ragnarok Prophesies: Book One - On Sale at: Amazon US | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | Barnes and Noble | Kobo