Amaranthine Week Long Facebook Party

You read the title right. From October 11 – 17 I’ll be hosting a vampire party on facebook with games, giveaways and more.

What’s a facebook party? It’s an online event where readers, authors, and anyone who stumbles in can post, comment, and just hang out. Participants don’t need to have the Amaranthine party page open all day – heck they don’t even need to stop in every day – just participating once will get you an entry for the grand prize:

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A Jorick and Verchile doll, handmade by the amazing Donna Yates. How cool is that?

Each day will bring a new event – and new games, contests and chances to win several prizes, including a coffee mug, autographed book marks and more. The schedule so far (which is subject to change):

Sun, 11 –   Welcome to the shadows!
Mon 12 –    Ask a Character – Any character, any question
Tues 13 –   Vampires can be fun – Verchiel takes over
Weds 14 –  Ask the Author – anything goes
Thurs 15 –  Guest authors – Do you write vampires? Come on down. (Hoping to have a couple of featured authors)
Fri 16 –       TBA
Sat 17 –       Prizes awarded

There is one little catch to all the fun – in order to vote in contests, or win prizes, participants MUST click the “going” button. This is a public event, which means you don’t need an invite to join. However, it’s great if you do invite your friends.

To get us in the mood, there will also be  special games in August and September with some cool prizes, so go join the party and be sure to invite your friends!

July Year of the Sheep

2015 is the year of the sheep – yay! whoo-hoo! alright! – and to celebrate the awesome peeps at I Smell Sheep review blog have held a monthly giveaway with amazing swag, like really cool t-shirts:

10268506_10205034038944215_3716183582046963429_nAnd did I mention books? Yeah, they are giving away some awesome reads, including a pair of autographed paperbacks:

How can you win these (and a bunch of other cool stuff, like the t-shirt in the above photo – we could be t-shirt twins)? Check out the I Smell Sheep giveaway blog and enter via their Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post. If you feel artistic, you can sheepify something for a special entry.

And if those prizes don’t tempt you, they have two other prize packs that include all kinds of goodies (like books from JR Ward and Laurell K Hamilton) so check it out and enter!

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P.S. They’re doing one of these giveaways every month for the rest of the year, so why not subscribe while you’re there and be sure to check out some of their awesome reviews of books, movies, comics, and more!

You Really Should be a Part of the Next Blog Tour

Joleene Naylor:

I’ll be joining again – and donating two paperbacks as prizes – and I hope to see some of my author friends there as well!

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The tour is only a few months away and we are looking for as many authors and bloggers that are willing to volunteer their time as possible. This is not a paid/ pay for gig, so no one will be making money. We are also looking for ideas. If you have something to share, please join us on our Facebook group (click the image for the link.)

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The Amaranthine Files

The official illustrated guide to the Amaranthine Universe is finished!

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It clocks in at 102 pages:

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How can you get your hands on it? If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you already have a special PDF copy coming! This evening you’ll get an email in your inbox with a download link. If you’re not on the mailing list, you can join anytime at http://www.joleenenaylor.com/books/newsletter.php. After you sign up you’ll get a welcome email with a download link for your own copy of the special PDF version.*

Hoping for paperback? Never fear, it’s coming. I will have details when they become available, though unfortunately a full color version will be a bit pricey. I may also do a black and white version as well that would be significantly cheaper (like 10$ or more cheaper!) and readers could choose between the two.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to a physical copy, or is the PDF version good enough?

*The only way to get a PDF version is to be a newsletter subscriber. Remember, you can sign up anytime, and I promise not to send very many emails. But, if you want, you can always unsubscribe when ever you want.

#FirstLine Friday

I got this from Rami Ungar, who got the idea from a facebook group. On Friday you post the first one or two lines from one of your stories, novels, works in progress or potential stories with the tag #FirstLineFriday (with hashtag). He thought it would be fun to see the idea move into blogs (and start a trend), and I agree.

Today’s selection comes from a fantasy story my brother and I are writing. This is not *really* the first line because the first chapter is written by him, but the second chapter is mine, so this is *my* first line.

Smoke rose towards the sky in a twisting, serpentine spiral and the air was filled with the rasping chant of praise and supplication in the old tongue.

Wasn’t that fun?

Want to participate in #FirstLineFriday? Just post a blog with that it the title and share your sentences!

Ink Slinger’s Halloween Anthology

logoAfter the success of Strange Portals, the Ink Slingers’ first anthology collection, we’ve decided to do another one! This time, for Halloween.

Are you a writer – published or unpublished – who’d like to participate? It’s easy. We’re looking for stories between 1,000 and 10,000 words that embody the “spirit” of Halloween – whatever YOU think that spirit is! It might be ghosts, goblins, demons, vampires, witches, monsters, or it might even be a story about Halloween night. Your story can be sad, funny, scary, or spooky. We allow adult situations and language, but let’s try to keep it rated R.

You can check out the official requirements and contact information for the anthology here.

If you have any questions please feel free to comment here or send me an email!

Looking forward to the spooooooky reads!

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Amaranthine Hunger Games – Day 8: The Victor!

(This was suggested to me by the very cool Jen Johnson. You can thank her for filling up your blog readers with nonsense.)

HUNGER GAMES

The Hunger Games. Pitting wits and strength against luck. We all know who survived in the real series, but what if the characters of Amaranthine had to play? Who would live and who would die? Let’s let BrantSteele decide!

Day 8:

The sun rises on the last two competitors

Jorick pushes Etsuko off a cliff during a knife fight.

And….

The winner is Jorick from District 1!

The Placements for our contestants:

Jorick
Winner
District 1
4 Kills
Etsuko
2nd Place
District 9
Wolfe
3rd Place
District 7
4 Kills
Kioko
4th Place
District 8
1 Kill
Torina
5th Place
District 3
1 Kill
Maeko
6th Place
District 9
4 Kills
Ronnell
7th Place
District 12
1 Kill
Micah
8th Place
District 4
1 Kill
Arlen
9th Place
District 12
2 Kills
Samael
10th Place
District 11
Sadihra
11th Place
District 7
2 Kills
Oren
12th Place
District 3
1 Kill
Senya
13th Place
District 5
1 Kill
Loren
14th Place
District 4
Bren
15th Place
District 5
1 Kill
Malick
16th Place
District 6
Kai
17th Place
District 10
Fethillen
18th Place
District 11
kateesha
19th Place
District 6
Sorino
20th Place
District 10
Katelina
21st Place
District 1
Verchiel
22nd Place
District 2
Ume
23rd Place
District 2
Jamie
24th Place
District 8

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Did you pick the right winner? Were you happy with who won, or should someone have hit Jorick in the head with a mace earlier?

(Want to play your own customized hunger games? Check out http://brantsteele.net/hungergames/disclaimer.php)

Amaranthine Hunger Games – Day 7

(This was suggested to me by the very cool Jen Johnson. You can thank her for filling up your blog readers with nonsense.)

HUNGER GAMES

The Hunger Games. Pitting wits and strength against luck. We all know who survived in the real series, but what if the characters of Amaranthine had to play? Who would live and who would die? Let’s let BrantSteele decide!

Day 7:

The sun rises, and Wolfe goes on a rampage. Camouflage is the only escape.

Etsuko camouflages herself in the bushes.

Wolfe bashes Kioko‘s head in with a mace.

Jorick camouflages himself in the bushes.

***

As the suns sets, 2 cannon shots can be heard in the distance.

Torina
District 3
Kioko
District 8

***

As they settle in to sleep, Jorick takes care of the problem:

Etsuko goes to sleep.

Jorick strangles Wolfe with a rope.

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Who do you think will win now that it’s down the the last two? Come back tomorrow for Day 8!

(Want to play your own customized hunger games? Check out http://brantsteele.net/hungergames/disclaimer.php)

Authors Against Piracy winner

Congrats to Debra Guyette, who won the gift certificate from the Author’s Against Piracy Blog Tour! Her winning entry was viewing my author page – which shows how lucky it is! Ha ha!
Seriously, though, I want to thank everyone who entered, and everyone who participated in any way, even just sharing a link. Your participation helped spread the word about the issue that is eBook Piracy.
And, even better, there are whispers of another tour coming, so stay tuned! And thanks again!

Jo :)

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Amaranthine Hunger Games – Day 6

(This was suggested to me by the very cool Jen Johnson. You can thank her for filling up your blog readers with nonsense.)

HUNGER GAMES

The Hunger Games. Pitting wits and strength against luck. We all know who survived in the real series, but what if the characters of Amaranthine had to play? Who would live and who would die? Let’s let BrantSteele decide!

Day 6:

Another quiet day:

Jorick diverts Etsuko‘s attention and runs away.

Wolfe collects fruit from a tree.

Torina receives fresh food from an unknown sponsor.

Kioko travels to higher ground.

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As the sun sets No cannon shots can be heard in the distance, but the night is not as gentle:

Etsuko tries to sing herself to sleep.

Kioko, Wolfe, and Jorick discuss the games and what might happen in the morning.

Torina dies trying to escape the arena.

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Who do you think will win now that it’s down the the last few? Come back tomorrow for Day 7!

(Want to play your own customized hunger games? Check out http://brantsteele.net/hungergames/disclaimer.php)

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