Easter Party Giveaway!

Join me March 21-25 on my Facebook author page for some Easter fun! Each day at 10 a.m. (central time) I’ll post an excerpt of Masque of the Vampire, the eighth book in the Amaranthine series, along with a game. Games will close at 10 p.m. (central). One participant a day will receive an Easter pack of goodies including candy, bookmarks, and a fun Easter themed item! So be sure to stop in at least once a day and play along!

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Easter packs include:

DISCLAIMER: You see some swag from the I Smell Sheep review blog. They do NOT endorse this giveaway, however A) They are awesome and B) I just found the leftover Sheep swag I had from a  Con so wanted to share the Sheepy love – and what better time than Spring?

FRONT COVER smallAnd don’t forget that you can pre-order book 8, Masque of the Vampire, from all major ebook outlets:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple iBooks |Kobo

Children of Shadows Blog Tour

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The release of Children of Shadows is drawing closer and so is the start of the blog tour!

What’s a blog tour? It’s where bloggers are kind enough to host me on their blog for the day. There might me an interview, an excerpt of the book, a guest post, a character interview, or something all together strange. And what blog tour would be complete without a giveaway? Enter at each blog for a chance to win one of three prize sets:

1st prize: Amaranthine t-shirt (size is winner’s choice), set of bookmarks, and $20 gift card for Barnes and Noble or Amazon (winner’s choice).

2nd prize: Amaranthine t-shirt (size is winner’s choice), bookmark set

3rd prize: The last Executioner trading card set

  1. March 15: I Smell Sheep – Movie Night Party
  2. March 16: Wicca Witch 4 Book Blog – Review
  3. March 16Lariats and Lavender – Vampire Fashion
  4. March 17: Authors to Watch – Excerpt
  5. March 18: Jissilly’s Amazing Blog – Vampire Humor
  6. March 19: Dawn Colclasure’s Blog – Author Interview and Excerpt
  7. March 21:  You Gotta Read – Author Interview
  8. March 22: DMYates Believe in Yourself – Book Review
  9. March 23: Stephannie Beman – Excerpt
  10. March 23Midnight Musings with Bertena – Why Vampires Prefer Human Blood
  11. March 24: Emily Guido – Interview with Verchiel
  12. March 25Paranormal & Romance author Juli D. Revezzo – Author Interview
  13. March 26Sandra Ulbrich Almazan – Excerpt
  14. March 27: Taking Time for Mommy – Excerpt
  15. March 28Top Shelf Books – The Woes of the Pantster
  16. March 29: The Open Vein – 5 Questions
  17. March 30: Creative Barbed Wire – A Conversation with Jorick
  18. March 31: Suddenly They All Died – Writing Paranormal
  19. April 1Choose Your Own Erotic Adventures – Character Interview
  20. April 2: Donna Augustine – Character Interview
  21. April 3: The Thursday Interview – Author Interview
  22. April 4: Author Amy McGuire’s Blog – Night Photography
  23. April 5: Musings: Jay Faulkner – Book Blast

Hope to see you there!

P.S. Don’t forget to grab your copy of Children of Shadows! signature for white

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Winner is responsible for providing a mailing address for the prizes and/or an email address for the gift card. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Joleene Naylor. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Joleene (at) joleenenaylor (dot) com

Official Website Launch!

It’s official! The new website – http://JoleeneNaylor.com – is finished. Done. Ready for world wide release.

So what does that mean?

It’s time for a giveaway! Since the latest book is Heart of the Raven… what? No, sadly I don’t have any vampire hearts up for grabs, but I do have the next best thing – some adorable little ravens!

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That’s right, up to three lucky winners will each get one of these little ravens. They come with wire on their feet so you can attach them to anything you want. They look great as everyday decor, or with Halloween around the corner you can use them as part of you holiday decorations. How do you enter? It’s easy, just checkout the updated site at http://JoleeneNaylor.com and then let me know in a comment below what your favorite part is. The more entries I get, the more winners there will be (up to three), so be sure to share it (there are some handy Facebook, twitter, Pinterest buttons etc. at the bottom of this post).

And that’s it! Check the site, leave a comment below (with a way for me to contact you, either email or your facebook profile) and you’re entered. Random.org will choose the winner(s) on the 30th of September and I will notify them by mail or FB message no later than October 2nd. If I don’t hear back within a week I will choose a new winner. Etc. Etc.

Thanks for stopping in and good luck!

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The “Something Old, Something New” Giveaway

As I mentioned in my previous post I’ve been behind, which means I wasn’t able to fully promote the blog tour. That was sad because there were some great hosts and some interesting posts. Thanks to the “forever” nature of the internet, though, it’s never too late to go see something old as if it were new, nor is it too late t giveaway the last pack of Executioner collector cards:

The whole pack – 15 Executioners and one “cover” card:

the whole set

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The cards are printed on both front and back:

Each card has a front and a back

Each card has a front and a back

Pretty cool, huh? But how can you get your hands on them? It’s easy. Just follow the links below and leave a comment on at least three of the blog posts. You’ll need to comment here and leave me a contact address (either Facebook or your email) and if you want you can tell me where you commented, but you don’t have to. Every comment you leave on an additional blog is an extra entry, so you could actually get up to twenty-two entries by commenting. And if someone says you sent them to this blog in a comment, you get five extra. Oh, and if you’ve already commented on them, say back when the tour was running, then that counts. How easy is that?

Winner will be chosen on June 1, 2013 by Random.org and will be notified by their preferred contact method. If, after two weeks, they haven’t responded a new winner will be chosen. This is open to US and International participants.

And now for that list of eligible blog posts!

Good luck and hope to see you play along!

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I *heart* Books Blog Hop

valentine maekoPlease allow me to introduce myself! My name is Maeko Tsukino, and I would like to welcome to our entry for the I *heart* books blog hop. The hop is sponsored by the Ink Slingers’ League, a group of authors who hang out in google groups and share promotion ideas, small excerpts for critique and amusing banter. Please check out the other blogs involved in the hop for chances to win cool prizes and find new authors.

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As you have probably guessed, I am a new character in the Amaranthine series. Though we’ll meet officially in Heart of the Raven, the fifth book in the series, which will be officially released March 13, 2013, my author thought it would be fun to introduce me early. My author posted and asked what you’d like to know, so here are the answers:

How did you become entangled with Jorick and friends?

This is a tricky question for me to answer. I knew one of them a long time ago.

Are you ever saddened that you were turned?

I am not saddened by it anymore. perhaps I was at first, when I fully understood what it meant, but I have since come to accept it.

What’s your name?

In the United States you would say it is Maeko Tsukino

Are you good or evil?

Does anyone believe that they are evil? I would guess that Nordin-san means “Does Jorick-ue and Kate-chan consider you good or evil” and I would hope that they think I am good.

I hope this has answered some of your questions! Now for a Valentine’s prize.

Enter to win this Valentine prize basket (including everything you need for a romantic day with your books: a goblet for your favorite drink, a candle to set the mood, my favorite pocky sticks and a cuddly friend) by leaving your email address in a comment below. My author will use Random.org to choose the winner on February 17th, 2013. The winner will be notified by email and will need to provide a mailing address. Should the winner regrettably be allergic to the Red 40 in the pocky sticks, a chocolate variety will be substituted.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. It was wonderful to meet you. Please be sure to visit the other great blogs in the I *heart* ebooks hop. Click the link below for the full list!



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Cooking with the Sheep

How do you make a Jorick?

Can you guess the finishing ingredient in a Verchiel?

For your dining pleasure I’ve whipped up a couple of delicious recipes at the Alpha Male Diner, over on the I Smell Sheep blog. Not only can you sample two hot and tasty dishes, but while you’re there you can enter for a chance to win paperback copies of BOTH the special editions – that’s all four books in one awesome prize pack. Read, sample, taste, win. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Be sure to check out I Smell Sheep’s other great contests and promotions.

 

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Hanging with the Sheep

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Today the Amaranthine series is hanging out at the I Smell Sheep Blog, where Sharon S. has been kind enough to post a great review of the series! Check it out and on their blog enter to win an ebook copy of Shades of Gray, a copy of 101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire and some very awesome sheep swag! Or, just stop by and say “hi”. But hurry, the contest is only open until September 30th!

http://ismellsheep.blogspot.com/2011/09/book-review-amaranthine-night-series-by.html

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