Monday, 10 February 2014

Moonless Blogfest, Epic 2000 Follower Giveaway, & February Femmes Fatales Release

It's Monday already. When did that happen? I'm not sad, though. Today I'm helping Crystal Collier celebrate the release of a print edition of Moonless, sharing details of Alex J. Cavanaugh's Epic 2000 Followers Giveaway, and finally celebrating my own launch with February Femmes Fatales.

Do you want to find out who I'd beg my parents to set me up with if arranged marriages were a la Mode? How to win some awesome prizes from Alex J. Cavanugh? Or how to get your hands on some terrifying fiction? Read on.


Moonless Blogfest


In the English society of 1768 where women are bred to marry, unattractive Alexia, just sixteen, believes she will end up alone. But on the county doorstep of a neighbor’s estate, she meets a man straight out of her nightmares, one whose blue eyes threaten to consume her whole world—especially when she discovers him standing over her murdered host in the middle of the night.


Her nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulless.

As a thank you to all of you, Crystal's publisher is offering a $2.00 coupon until February 14th at this Book LINK, using this COUPON CODE: LQJM3F84.


So here's the question: If you lived in a society where arranged marriages were a la mode, whom would you beg your parents to set you up with? Why? (Literary characters and celebrities welcomed.) 

I didn't have to spend long thinking about this one. I'd beg my parents to arrange a marriage with Professor Brian Cox (He's already happily married. For the purposes of this blogfest, we'll pretend he's not married). Why would I marry him? Apart from being quite nice to look at, he's a physicist working at CERN, is passionate about science, an ex-band member for two groups, has appeared on Dr Who, and travels all over the world. What's not to like?

Who would you want your parents to set you up with? And while you're at it, enter to win one of these great prizes!


Epic 2000 Follower Giveaway


Alex J. Cavanaugh's blog is nearing 2000 GFC followers. To celebrate, he's hosting a giveawayI checked Alex's Army this morning - he currently has 1982 followers. Only 18 more to go! Click on the link to read the rules and how to enter.

Prizes: 

First place – Signed copy of one book, $10 iTunes card, and one book donated to the library (middle school, high school, public) of your choice. 

Grand prize – Signed copy of all three books, $10 iTunes card, t-shirt of your choice from Neat-O-Rama, designed by Retro Jeremy Hawkins, and three books donated to the library of your choice.




February Femmes Fatales

February 8th saw the much anticipated release of February Femmes Fatales, an anthology of dark tales and words. I'm honoured to be among the twenty-three authors.


Edited by Lily Childs - a collection of dark and wicked words from twenty-three women, the FEBRUARY FEMMES FATALES.

From quick sips of short, sharp micro-fiction to full-length stories; from poetry to a novel tease, 'February Femmes Fatales - the book' dishes out fear by the bucketload.

Noir, horror, crime, myths. Travel in time. Be reborn. Take revenge.

Meet demons. Dally with ghosts. Fight gun totin' kick-ass gals with gumption... and dig deeper, where you'll encounter war crimes, murder and foul-play. Not to mention a daily dose of darkest humour.

The writers have offered up a smokin' selection of dark fiction and poetry which will make your skin crawl, have you wiping away tears or laughing out loud. May they terrify and unnerve you.

Sweet dreams...

Kindle - Amazon / Amazon.co.uk
Paperback - Amazon / Amazon.co.uk


Well that was a long post. I'll be back on Wednesday with an interview with the author of The Gathering: End's Beginning, Randy Lindsay.

48 comments:

  1. Professor Brian Cox - you really planned that one out!
    Thanks for mentioning the Epic 2000. So close now...

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  2. LOL! You just want to travel through space and time. ;)

    Okay, going to update my TBR list...

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    1. I know. I don't want much, do I? Wicked chuckle.

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  3. I want to be on Dr. Who. I think the arranged marriage plot line is one of my favorites.

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  4. Congratulations on your release. It's great being in a collection of other talented writers. And YAY for Crystal and Alex!

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  5. Congrats on the collection piece, Ellie! And I love your choice. He's like a real-life Tony Stark or something. :)

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    1. Thank you, EJ. Tony Stark? You've just reminded me of my second choice, Robert Downey Jr.

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  6. You're lucky answering this question was a snap for you. I was stumped for a while. :)

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    1. I'm not sure if I was lucky or not - I'm a little hard to please!

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  7. Dr Brian Cox so belongs to you!!! :-)

    Huge congrats to Crystal! Take care
    x

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  8. I had my answer lickety split too. Great choice, btw. You are a science fiction writer and don't all science fiction writers love physicists?

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  9. I'm not familiar with your choice, but he sounds as if he'd be great.

    Love,
    Janie Junebug

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  10. Great choice! And here I was going for rugged good looks and grrrr in my choice. Hehehe!

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    1. Ha. Yes. One thing he isn't, is rugged!

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  11. It'd be fun to marry a professor!

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  12. Congrats on the anthology. And as for Brian Cox, it wouldn't be arranged as much as written in the stars...

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  13. Congratulations on your release!

    I'm not familiar with Prof. Brian Cox, though I like how you chose brains over brawn.

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  14. Well, Hugh Grant is one choice...but when I taught college, I used to tell my students my ideal man is the Dog Whisperer. I have problem dogs, he could solve the problems, I think he's fine, plus, I could have all the dogs I've ever wanted and no one would complain. Unlike now. Hmph! So. I want my parents to get me the unmarried version of the Dog Whisperer. Please.

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    1. I wise choice, especially as you want lots of dogs!

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  15. Interesting pick...(have no clue who that is) but now, google shall awaken me!

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  16. Wow, he does sound like a catch. And congrat to you and Alex also.

    ........dhole

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  17. Those femmes fatales, they know how pick their man! Congrats on everything Ellie.x

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  18. Hi, Ellie,

    Congrats on your newest piece. The Anthology sounds like a very intriguing read!

    All the best!

    Fascinating choice. The fest is really bringing out so many unusually choices instead of just the big hunky heroes... granted, there are a few of those too. LOL.

    Congrats to Crystal!

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  19. Fair enough.
    You've backed up your choice very nicely!
    Great post.
    Heather

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  20. Dr. Brian Cox. I totally forgot that he was on Doctor Who!

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    1. It wasn't his best performance. I have a feeling he should stick to the day job. LOL.

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  21. Great pick for a guy. I do love a scientist.

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  22. I've never heard of him but it sounds like he'd be perfect for you, and for anyone who is interested in expanding their mind - and the number of stamps on their passport. :D

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    1. Yes. Getting to see the world is definitely a perk.

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  23. Congrats on the Femme Fatales release!! Love the title and the cover.

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