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Monday, May 11, 2015

Win an ARC of Slasher Girls & Monster Boys!

The Great SLASHER GIRLS & MONSTER BOYS ARC Giveaway


  • Sponsored by publisher 
  • US-Only (INTL readers, see the P.S. at the end of this post)
  • Ends Monday, May 18
  • Need to have a twitter account or Instagram to take part



HOW TO WIN:
We want to see you at your creatively slashiest. Show us your macabre side and post a pic of something scary to Instagram or Twitter, under hashtag #SLASHERGIRLSARC 

SCARY PIC SUGGESTIONS:
1. Hold a seance
2. Read a horror story in a cemetery
3. Recreate a horror scene from film/tv
4. Play light as a feather, stiff as a board
5. Say Bloody Mary 3 times in a mirror at midnight
6. Show us your Slasher boyfriend/girlfriend/platonic friend–Pinhead, Freddy, Xenomorph Queen…
7. Draw a chalk outline of a body on a sidewalk. Possibly yours.

SUPER SPECIAL ENTRY: Dig your own shallow grave. Anyone who goes to this much trouble will be placed in their own pool, i.e. your chances of winning are extremely good. 

Shallow grave guidelines: Be safe about digging. We’ll not be responsible for bodily injury due to spade mishaps, digging near power/gas lines, or digging on a too hot day, etc. Keep it safe, keep it shallow. On a beach, perhaps. Or in your garden.

Enter the giveaway as many times as you want (but dig your grave only once).
The Special Pool entries will be given priority.

And don’t let us hinder your slashy creativity. If you have other ideas, let’s see them! Tweet us your fave horror quotes! Show us your…scary dogs? 

Just keep it legal. And don’t forget to RT and use the hashtag #SLASHERGIRLSARC

P.S. Since this is sponsored by the anthology's publisher, it is US-Only.  However, I'll be getting a few ARCs and will have an INTL giveaway later for one, along with a chance to win a signed poster of the cover. So all my INTL readers, stay posted! :)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Winners of the Untamed Swag Packs Announced!


Thanks to everyone who checked out the Untamed excerpt and entered the giveaway!

Here are the 10 winners chosen by Random.org:

1. Teracia Loretan

2. Michele Lisbon

3. Stephanie (no last name, so please send a screenshot of your comment to verify)

4. Rae Lynn

5. Jessica Harrell

6. Jennifer Vickers

7. Ryebrynn

8. Holly J

9. Otherworldly Book Adventure

10. Brooklyn JoAnn Dyer

Since not everyone left an email in their comments, I'm leaving it up to the winners to contact me (use the email on my contact page here). 

Just send me your home address and I'll drop a signed Untamed swag pack in the mail for you!

Everyone else, stay tuned! More sneak peeks and giveaways are on the horizon...

Have a great week. :)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Untamed Excerpt and Swag!



****PLEASE NOTE: THE GIVEAWAY PORTION OF THIS POST HAS ENDED****

You can find the winner's list here.


Hi! So, I've been laying low online lately, working on Untamed edits along with a couple of top secret projects that I very much hope to share with everyone soon. But one thing I *can* share with you today is a look at the new Untamed bookmarks that will be available in my signed swag packs starting in JUNE. 



And as an added bonus, I blew up the excerpt nice and big below so you can see a glimpse of the book! 


Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek! Only seven months to go and the book will be here for you to read in its entirety! BTW, if you want to preorder but haven't yet, there are buttons here on my website.

As I said, these new bookmarks will be going out to anyone who sends for swag packs via my website come JUNE. Until then, I have to use up the old bookmarks that are pictured on the swag page now. ;)

But, as a special treat, and to thank you for your support and patience, I'm giving away TEN signed swag packs containing the Untamed bookmark--yes, it's INTL!--through this weekend. 

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below. Come Monday, I'll use Random.org to choose the ten winning names from the comments. 

Good luck, and happy weekend!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Announcing the Winners of the Untamed INTL Giveaway Celebration!


Thank you everyone who took part in the giveaway. 

There were tons of entries, and we ended up having winners from the US, Italy, India, Spain, Canada, and Mexico! 

Without further adieu, here they are:


Signed Untamed Poster
Saleana Rae Carneiro


Signed Ensnared HB
Janiece Baldera


Signed Unhinged PB
Lizbeth Chavez


Ensnared Audio Book:
Angela C


Signed Slasher Girls & Monster Boys Poster
Melissa Platt Stanley


1970s Vintage Spiderweb Necklace:
Sabrina


We're All Mad Here Art Print (frame not included):
Carla Bosch


Limited Edition Signed Untamed Mini-cards
1. Claudia Hackett 
2. Frannie Panglossa 
3. Shanti  


Signed Swag Packs
1. Katryna Stevenson 
2. Eric King 

*****


Congrats to the winners, and I'll be contacting you via email. 


If you didn't win this time, I'll be doing a couple more giveaways over the months leading up Untamed's release in December. So chances abound for everyone!

And don't forget, I offer autographed/personalized swag all year around, for only the cost of a stamp. Instructions are here.

Hope to see you all again soon, and have a frabjous week!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Untamed INTL Giveaway Celebration!

Hello! I've been promising a giveaway forever, and finally I can follow through because:

1. At long last, I am out from under my hairy scary deadline! (In fact, I plan to spend the weekend catching up on social media. YAY!)

2. The beautiful Untamed cover is here, so I have some cover related goodies to share and a teaser!





Let's start with the teaser (FYI: there are SPOILERS from Unhinged and Ensnared)...

One of the stories contained in Untamed will be from Alison's POV. Here's a quick blurb:


The Boy in the Web: Upon returning to the human realm after the end of Ensnared, Thomas and Alison rekindle their romance and share the memories that brought them together in Sister Two's webby lair. From Thomas’s training as a child-knight, to Alison scheming with Morpheus to win the Red crown, they marvel over how Wonderland's brand of eerie and nonsensical magic was destined from the beginning to play a role in their family tree.

And, onto the goodies!


Up for grabs today are:

1-Signed Untamed Poster:



1-Signed Ensnared Hardback:



 1-Signed Unhinged Paperback:



1- Ensnared Audio Book:



1- Signed Slasher Girls & Monster Boys Poster



BONUS PRIZES:

1- 1970s Vintage Spiderweb Necklace:



 1- We're All Mad Here Art Print (frame not included):



3- Limited Edition Signed Untamed Mini-cards

Picture by: Chara Sullivan

2- Signed Swag Packs



That's 12 winners! The giveaway is INTL, and lasts through March 31st. 

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter, enter, enter!

Have fun and good luck!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Infinite Blog Tour

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I'm so honored to be a part of The Infinite blog tour! If you want a shot at a swag pack and a chance to win a poster of this beautiful cover, be sure to check out the giveaway below!

Now, onto our post.

Ever since I read Gates of Thread and Stone, Lori M. Lee has become one of my fave new fantasy authors, and today, I get to feature an exclusive excerpt from the sequel I've been dying to read. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Although I must admit, it's only making it that much harder for me to wait...

(Beware, the last line is guaranteed to induce heart palpitations and puddles of drool for Avan and Kai fans)

Excerpt: 

 “Do you remember any of this?” I asked. As far as I knew, this was Avan’s first visit to the North District since Kalla had brought him back from death, and I could see his answer in the way he stared a little too long at his surroundings. 

His gaze followed a jagged pothole in the street to a web of cracks that fractured the sidewalk. The ruptured stones were left from Rebirth, when the frenzy of a magical and technological war had shaken the world, leveling mountains, scorching the oceans, and cracking open the earth. His brows pinched as he tilted his head back to study the lines of laundry strung above. His hesitant observations were strange to watch. He’d once known these crooked buildings and dark nooks as well as I did. Probably better. 

“No,” he said softly, but there was a note of uncertainty that lit the barest ember of hope in me.

 “What do you remember?” I’d been hesitant to ask this question, not wanting the specifics of how lonely he must feel. I didn’t need to imagine what it must be like, to know nothing of yourself other than what you could touch and see and feel in that exact moment. 

 He took his time replying. “I remember too much and too little. There are memories from the Conquest before me and the one before him—images of things I’ve had to look up in the history texts in order to understand, as well as moments with a strong emotional connection. It’s all jumbled,” he murmured, “like pieces from separate puzzles tossed together, and no way of ever forming a complete picture.” 

 “What about your life before? Not as Conquest, but as . . . Avan?” 

 He took even longer to answer. “It’s hard to describe,” he said finally. “It’s like . . . looking at storm clouds and knowing what’s to come—the cold shock of the first few raindrops striking skin, the crack of thunder and the way it can shake the ground beneath your feet when it’s right on top of you—but not being able to recall where the knowledge comes from.” He glanced back at me. “Or how, even before Kalla introduced us, I could have described to you the exact color of your eyes.”

Want to know more? Here's all the deets:

  About the Book: The walls of Ninurta keep its citizens safe.

Kai always believed the only danger to the city came from within. Now, with a rebel force threatening the fragile government, the walls have become more of a prison than ever. To make matters worse, as Avan explores his new identity as an Infinite, Kai struggles to remind him what it means to be human. And she fears her brother, Reev, is involved with the rebels.

With the two people she cares about most on opposite sides of a brewing war, Kai will do whatever it takes to bring peace. But she’s lost her power to manipulate the threads of time, and she learns that a civil war might be the beginning of something far worse that will crumble not only Ninurta’s walls but also the entire city.

 In this thrilling sequel to Gates of Thread and Stone, Kai must decide how much of her humanity she’s willing to lose to protect the only family she’s ever known.

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Gates of Thread and Stone Purchase Links: IndieBound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble The Book Depository | Brilliance Audio | iTunes 

  The Infinite Purchase Links: IndieBound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble The Book Depository | Brilliance Audio

Praise for Gates of Thread and Stone:

 “Lori M. Lee excels in building a world of intrigue, oppression, and magic amidst a Labyrinth setting as twisted and winding as the secrets hidden inside her characters’ hearts. Fans of strong heroines who don’t need a boy to hold their hands, action-packed fighting scenes, and whispers of steampunk and mythology, will find themselves wishing they, too, could manipulate the threads of time, if only to stay inside the story a little longer.” A.G. Howard, New York Times bestselling author of the SPLINTERED series

 “A fast-paced, heart-wrenching whirl of a story full of magic, immortals, and a romance that will leave readers gasping for more. I adored the tough, scrappy narrator and fell in love with the boy chasing after her heart. Lori M. Lee introduces us to a fantasy world unlike any other and gives us the first taste of an epic love story in the making. I can’t wait for more!” Mindee Arnett, THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR series and AVALON series

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Monday, March 9, 2015

The Post-Ensnared novella has a name and a face!

North Texas Teen Book Festival 2015 was a huge success! Fifty-three authors and several thousand readers/volunteers/librarians were in attendance. WOW. 

I had a great day meeting Splintered fans and being on panels with some amazing authors! Here I am on a horror panel with the incomparable Leigh Bardugo, Carrie Ryan, Nova Ren Suma, and April Genevieve Tucholke:

Picture Attribution: Chara Sullivan

We talked scary movies and books, then discussed our upcoming horror anthology, Slasher Girls & Monster Boys. 


I've read a few of the stories inside, and you're going to want to pick up this little gem. It's filled with all kinds of tantalizing creeptitude.

Anyway, the most exciting time I had all day (other than meeting the fabulous fans--that's always the best part) was revealing the novella's title and cover! My good pal, Jenny Mlodzik, snapped some pictures of the event, so here it is in still shots:



And the title is UNTAMED! Yay! (I know, I was putting on a silly show ... but it was fun ... that's all that matters, right?)

Here's a nice big image, so you can see all the loveliness up close and personal:


Here's a quick rundown of Q&A about the book/cover:

Q: Is it going to be available in hardback or just ebook?
A: Both!

Q: When is it being released?
A: December 2015

Q: Will The Moth in the Mirror be included in this collection?
A: Yes!

Q: Will there be ARCs or gallies?
A: No, I'm sorry. My publisher isn't printing advanced reader copies since it's a companion novel. 

Q: Are Alyssa's eyes two different colors?
A: Yes. To find out why, you'll have to read the stories. ;)

Q: Is it posted on GoodReads yet?
A: Yes! Untamed is on GoodReads now, so add, add, add!

Q: What is the book about?
A: Follow this link for more information on the content. 

Q: Can I preorder it?
A: There are preordering buttons provided here. I'll update as more preorder locations become available.

If you have other questions, you may leave them below and I'll try to answer in a few days. Just please make sure your comments/questions aren't spoilery or I'll have to delete them. Not everyone has read Ensnared yet. ;)

I'm still under a crazy deadline, but I'll get a breather later this week (either Thursday or Friday) and will finally have that giveaway I've been promising. And yes, some of the prizes will be Untamed goodies! 

So, keep a weather eye on the horizon! And happy Monday. :)