Amaranthine Party Schedule

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Autumnal Greetings! You may have heard about the awesome Week Long Amaranthine Party on Facebook – yes, you read that right. It’s a Facebook party that lasts ALL WEEK – from October 11th to the 17th. If you haven’t joined yet, be sure to check it out for your chance at twenty-five awesome prizes!

To join the party: Follow the link and click the “going” button. Then, during the party log into facebook and head over to the event page as often as you like – stop in once during the week, one a day, twice a day, or more! Guests do NOT need to be online the entire duration of the party, or even every day.

There will be four giveaways per day – each with a different “game”. To enter for a chance at each item, guests must comment on the appropriate posts for that game/prize and then random.org will choose the winner – unless otherwise noted.

Events Schedule:

Sunday, October 11th: Welcome to the Fun!

Step on up and introduce yourself! Today’s games are all about YOU! So stop in, tell us a little about yourself, and enter for some fun items

Prizes up for grabs: Red beaded necklace, white and silver necklace, red angel ring, signed copy of The Amaranthine Handbook.

Monday, October 12th: Ask a Character

It’s all about the characters today! Ask ANY character a question, get the chance to design your own vampire, and more!

Prizes up for grabs: Snake earring, Torina’s favorite lipstick, sealing wax set, and handmade Halloween cards

Tuesday, October 13th: Verchiel Takes Over!

Everyone’s favorite menace takes over for the day; ask him questions, make him laugh with funny vampire pictures, prank call Oren, and more!

Prizes up for grabs: Skeletal ink pen, your own vampire fangs, bloody decals, and Verchiel’s secret super prize.

Wednesday, October 14th: Ask the Author

Stop in and ask me anything for a chance at the grand prize of the day! Play “interview”, share your clipboard, and more!

Prizes up for grabs: Happy man tea diffuser and tea leaves, flavored cocoa set, fancy coffee spoon, Amaranthine coffee cup.

Thursday, October 15th: Guest Authors

Meet fellow paranormal authors Barbara Tarn (9am-1pm), LC Cooper (1pm-5pm), and DM Yates (5pm – 9pm)! Ask them questions and play fun games, like “Pin the Pumpkin on Verchiel”.

Prizes up for grabs: Reading light, crystal butterfly bracelet, vampire antenna topper, vampire ball cap and mini-button set

Friday, October 16th: Girls Love Vampires

Hosted by our very own Katelina, come tell us about your ideal vampire mate, share photos, and make your perfect vampire fighting squad.

Prizes up for grabs: Band-aid sticky-note set, nail decals, bronze cross necklace, vampire nail polish set

Saturday, October 17th: Thank You!

Thanks for coming! Though we may have some games, today is the day we announce the grand prize. To be eligible guests need to have participated in one of the previous games.

Prize up for grabs: Handmade Verchiel and Jorick dolls!

If you haven’t joined the party yet, then what are you waiting for? Click the link, hit the join button, and while you’re there be sure to enter for a chance to win the signed paperback of your choice by telling me your favorite quote from the series!

Hope to see you there!

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Sample Sunday: Ashes of Deceit

Amaranthine – the exciting, action packed paranormal series from Joleene Naylor:

Pulled into a world of darkness, Katelina’s fate is intertwined with Jorick, a dark, enigmatic vampire. To stay by his side, she must navigate fields of intrigue, terror and bloodshed as they’re drawn from one vampire war to another. Join Katelina and Jorick in a world where vampires don’t sparkle and night is eternal.

Here’s an excerpt from book 4, Ashes of Deceit:

Katelina woke and blinked groggily. Cold air blew her hair in her face and she made to wipe it away, except that her arms didn’t work right. They weren’t the only thing. Her legs felt like lead and when she moved them nothing happened.

“She’s waking up.”

In her half coherent state it took Katelina a moment to recognize the voice. It was Kioko, the Executioner.

Executioner?

The last several hours crashed over her and she suddenly remembered. As she came to terms with the memories, she sought Jorick and found him, still unconscious, hanging over Ark’s back. She forced her eyes and mind to focus and realized she was on the runway of a rural airport, draped over Kioko’s impatient shoulder. Behind them was a small airplane and above them the sky was black; the stars blotted out by bright ground lights. A chilly mist gave the lights an otherworldly halo and made the air smell like damp, dead grass. Katelina shivered and wondered if she was in Iowa.

Probably, since we’re going to the Citadel.

Just that phrase was enough to fill her with fear. She remembered the last visit and her encounter with Malick, the head of The Guild and Jorick’s ancient master; the way he’d lain her mind bare and probed through it at his leisure. She didn’t think she could do it again.

In Ashes of Deceit Katelina and Jorick must rescue a captured vampire and discover who kidnapped him and why. The truth isn’t easy to find. As Oren’s attack on the Guild draws closer, Jorick and Katelina are led back to the Citadel. When the flames of war ignite, can they rise from the ashes, or will they be consumed?

Get the book from Smashwords AmazonKoboBarnes and Noble, or Apple or check out the Cyber Monday sale to get the Special Editions – all four books for only $6.00! 

Why am I So Twisted? (And a Bonus Contest!)

Why am I so twisted? why do I write stories where people’s heads get ripped off? Why is there always murder, mayhem and monsters? Today I answer that question on A Thousand Lives blog. Check it out and enjoy a never before published short story, The Beasts, written just for Halloween 2012!

If that wasn’t enough, you can enter to win autographed  paperback copies of the Amaranthine Special Editions:

A $31.00 value!

It’s easy. Just check out their facebook page at – https://www.facebook.com/Pageturnersbookaddicts?fref=ts – for details! (Hint: all you have to do is caption a fun photo on their page and like my author page, so if you’ve already liked it, you’re half entered!) be sure to check it out as it’s a fun idea with, in my opinion, a pretty cool prize!

 

New Facebook Page!

Yeah, I finally broke down and made an author page on Facebook. After waaaay longer than I want to admit to, I think I have it all set up. By using “apps” i have added a “My Books” page as well as an rss feed of this blog, a contact me page and a twitter page – though the twitter page took a looong time to load when I tested it. Maybe it was just my connection?

Something I have been unable to do is add a *&^% video. They upload for a little bit – about 12% or so and then stop and stare at me forever. Does anyone know why it does this? It’s not a huge deal as I have youtube account(s) so I can always just link (and save myself the effort of uploading!) but the blank button is annoying me.

If you’re a facebook friend you’ve probably already been annoyed with an invite to come like the page, but if you’re not then stop by and give me a like.  Free thank you’s to the first 50 fans.

(Think about that for a second 😉 )

In future I may do contests or something with the page, but for now I am going to get back to work.

Legacy of Ghosts Contest!

With the upcoming release of Legacy of Ghosts, book 2 in the Amaranthine series,  it’s time for a contest!

The Prizes:

Two winners, chosen by random drawing, will each win an autographed, paperback copy of Legacy of Ghosts.  One winner,  chosen by random drawing from the bonus contest entries, will receive, the Amaranthine pack: an autographed paperback copy of Shades of Gray and an autographed, paperback copy of Legacy of Ghosts.

The Technical Details:

The contest starts Friday, September 24th, 2010, and lasts until October 8th, 2010 at 11:59 pm.

You can answer all eight questions (If applicable – you’ll see what I mean) and there is no limit to the number of times you can enter the bonus contest.

Please include your name and email address with each entry.  If you prefer not to share your email address publicly, then please note so in the comment, and send the address to Joleene@JoleeneNaylor.com

To make it easier for me to count the entries, please answer only one question per comment.

Bonus contest entries can be emailed to Joleene@JoleeneNaylor.com OR you can post links in the comments below.  It may take up to 24 hours for me to comment or mail you back with confirmation, so don’t panic. If you send an email and don’t hear from me in 48 hours, please email again, as cyberspace has probably eaten it.

Yes, the more entries you have, the greater your chance of winning, as the winning names will be drawn from a hat (or a bowl, or something like that). Yeah, I could use Random.org, but where’s the fun in that?

The official drawing will be filmed and uploaded to YouTube, then posted on this blog, my MySpace and Blogger blogs on October 10th, 2010. Winners will be notified at the email address they provided, no later than the 12th of October, 2010, and will need to then send me a mailing address. I will send a second email to the winners when the prizes have been mailed.

The Contest:

Answer one (or more) of the following questions in a comment. Please, only one answer per comment, and leave your name and email address. If you prefer not to share your email address publicly, then please note so in the comment, and send the address to Joleene@JoleeneNaylor.com

1. If Shades of Gray was made into a movie, who would you choose to star in it?

2. If you could pick one character  from the Amaranthine series to hang out with who would it be?

3. If you could pick one character to “kill off” in Legacy of Ghosts, who would it be?

4.  If you haven’t read Shades of Gray, why not? If it was a free eBook, would you?

5. The great debate: Which do you prefer, paperback books, or books that you can read on a device (Kindle/Nook/etc) or books you can read on the computer (PDF/etc)?

6.  If given the chance to become a vampire, would you? Why or why not?

7. Who’s cooler? Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies, or Bat Boy?

8. If you see a free, or cheap,  eBook do you think “Cool! Cheap!” or do you think, “That must not be any good if it’s free!”?

Bonus Contest:

To enter the bonus contest, all you have to do is pimp out the contest, the book, the blog, or the website. This includes posting a banner on your website, MySpace profiles or blogs, forum signatures, etc, or making forum posts, twitter posts, facebook links, blogging, or painting the url on a t-shirt and wearing it the grocery store (okay, I don’t think that one’s going to catch on!) or anything else you can think of. You can even use the handy “Share” buttons on the bottom of this blog (You still need to let me know you’ve done it, though!)

If you’d like, you can find tags, banners and “animated bites” on the Help Spread the Word page.

But wait. What if you’ve done some pimping in the past, or you already have a Shades of Gray banner posted? Well, it counts! That’s right, it doesn’t matter if it was a week ago, or a year ago, it can count as an entry!

To enter the bonus contest, just send me a link or a screen capture of the “pimp”.

Links can be mailed to Joleene@JoleeneNaylor.com or posted in a comment below. Each unique link is worth one entry, and you can include as many links per mail/comment as you want.

Screen Capture images should be sent to Joleene@JoleeneNaylor.com, either inline or as an attachment.

To make a screen capture:

1. open the page in your browser.

2. on your keyboard press the Print Screen button. It may be abbreviated as Prt Sc, Prnt Scr, etc. Or you may need to hold the function key at the same time (My laptop is this way).

3. open an image editing program (Paintbrush will work) and choose Paste or Paste as New Image from the edit menu.

4. go to File > Save, and save your image. A JPG is best, but any image type will work.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments, or mail me, and I will do my best to answer them.

I’m looking forward to your entries!

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