Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Giveaway Winners Announced!

Thanks to everyone who took part in the giveaway and helped me get the word out about The Hummingbird Heart's book birthday! 

The winners have been emailed, so check your inboxes if you find your name listed below. If you don't receive an email, please reach out to me via my contact info here

Things will be kind of quiet here for the next few months while I wrap up writing Stain. The deadline is looming... 

I hope everyone has a great fall (or whatever season it might be where you live)!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Happy Book Birthday to The Hummingbird Heart!

Today, Book 2 of the Haunted Hearts Legacy is officially available in both paperback and e-versions! If you like ghost stories, historical romance, sea-faring adventure, mysteries, and circus themes, this is the book for you! 

You can find ordering & more book info on this page of my website

And, as you probably know by now, one of the nicest things about book birthdays is that YOU get the gifts. :)

One gift I'd like to share is the book's official ♪♫  playlist ♪♫. You can listen to it here on spotify, or go to this page of my website for links to the songs on youtube.

As a second gift, I'm having an INTL giveaway consisting of the following prizes: 

1 - Signed PB set of The Architect of Song
& The Hummingbird Heart

1 - Signed PB of The Hummingbird Heart

1 - Signed The Hummingbird Heart poster

3 - Signed The Architect of Song
& The Hummingbird Heart swag packs

To enter for your chance to win, help me get the word out about The Hummingbird Heart by following the instructions on the rafflecopter below. 

Good luck to everyone, and thanks for sharing in the festivities as I bring another one of my heart's stories into the world!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Announcing The Hummingbird Heart Giveaway winners!

Thanks to everyone who took part in the giveaway. We had winners from the US, Argentina, Germany, France, the UK, Mexico,  and South Africa! The winners have been emailed, so check your inboxes if you find your name listed below.

Grand Prize (3- e-ARCs of The Hummingbird Heart):

Amanda Tedford
Agus Z
Julia Treter Kajevski

Medusa Masquerade Mask:

Jordan Finch

8x11 - "Not all those who wander are lost" Nautical Print:

H. Sandrine

8x11 - Circus Nightmare Print:

Suzanne Cattanes

Hummingbird/Ladybug Jeweled Bookmark:

Michaela McClelland

Faux Antique Watch Pin:

Gaby Navarro

Set of 3: Hummingbird Magnets:

Alice (Arctic Books)

Set of 5 - Nautical Magnets:

Tom Lancaster

Hummingbird Temporary Tattoo:

Amy (A Magical World of Books)

Special bonus prize (2- The Architect of Song paperbacks, signed and personalized):

Kelsey Hunter
Katherine Kalasic

Thanks again, and be sure to watch for The Hummingbird Heart when it launches on August 15, 2017!

Monday, July 3, 2017

The Hummingbird Heart Six-Weeks-Away Giveaway!

August 15th is right around the corner, which means we're close to six weeks away from the release of book two in my Haunted Hearts Legacy series! 

To celebrate, I'm having an international giveaway with lots of prizes, including a chance for a few readers to read The Hummingbird Heart early.

Before we get to the deets, here's a quick intro to my new adult series for anyone who hasn't started it yet. 

The Haunted Hearts Legacy is a set of sensual, gothic historical romances with paranormal elements. Being a generational / familial series, each story is tied to the main characters from book one. You get glimpses of the original couple throughout the series, and find out how they're faring over time, all while being taken on new ghostly journeys by their grown children.

So, if you haven't read book one, it's a bit spoilery to jump into the second, but each story can still stand alone. If I did my job right, reading book two will make you curious enough to go back and read how everything played out in the first one. ;)

Here's a peek at the first book in the series, The Architect of Song: 

Click to enlarge and read description

To read a sample, follow this link. Also, check out the visual and musical inspirations for the book on my pinterest board:

Click to visit pinterest board

The Architect of Song is available for purchase now. Follow this link for ordering options. Also, the kindle version is available for a limited time at the discounted price of $2.99 to help ring in book two's imminent arrival. Follow this link for deets

Here's a look at book two, The Hummingbird Heart:

Click to enlarge and read description

If you'd like to read a sample, follow this link. And, you can check out my visual inspirations and a few samples from my playlist on the pinterest board:

Click to visit board

The Hummingbird Heart is now available for kindle preorder at a discounted price of $5.95 (regular kindle price post-launch will be $7.95). Follow this link for deets

Nook, book depository, iBook, and print versions will be available on the official launch date, August 15, 2017. 


Now, lets get down to business. Here are the prizes up for grabs (each one has significance to the story line):

3 - Grand Prize winners will receive an e-ARC for early reading!

Medusa Masquerade Mask

8x11 - "Not all those who wander are lost" Nautical Print

8x11 - Circus Nightmare Print

Hummingbird/Ladybug Jeweled Bookmark

Faux Antique Watch Pin

Set of 3: Hummingbird Magnets

Set of 5 - Nautical Magnets

Hummingbird Temporary Tattoo

 And two special bonus grand prizes:

2 - The Architect of Song paperbacks, signed and personalized

That's thirteen winners! The giveaway ends in two weeks. To enter, follow the rafflecopter instructions below, and good luck to everyone!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Author appearance / Book event!

For anyone planning to attend the Greater Rochester Teen Book Fest next weekend, I have three sessions w/ the fabulous Danielle Paige! We'll be chatting about our publishing journeys and dark fairytale retellings. Check out the schedule here.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Dipping my toes into Instagram...

I made the leap to Instagram, after telling myself I already had too many social venues. ;) But knowing that I could plug three of them in to post simultaneously with IG sealed the deal for me! 

If you'd like to find me there, I'm @aghoward_writes. And if you have any useful tips, I'd love to hear them!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

I'll be at Yellow City Comic Con this weekend, April 29th, alongside these awesome authors! Our panel is from 4:30-5:30, and we'll be signing books directly after. Hope to see some of you there!