Some friends of mine are doing big giveaways this month and I wanted to make sure you knew.
HJ Lawson is giving away a big giveaway with $400 in prizes, including a year of Kindle Unlimited.
>>Enter Giveaways #1 Here<<
Michelle Madow has a huge box of 70 YA books to give away ($800 value.)
>>Enter Giveaway #2 Here<<
Six of my friends are giving away 20 bestselling hardcovers on theYAshelf – you may already have some of these but they’re all pretty epic if you haven’t read them yet.
>>Enter Giveaway #3 Here<<
There’s another massive giveaway of 52 books being organized:
>Enter Giveaway #4 Here<<
Finally, Dystopian December is still going on, with lots of prizes. A bunch of dystopian books are on sale, and you can win signed books, a Kindle Fire and some other things.
>>Check out Dystopian December Here<<
Good luck with those!
I’m hoping to have ARC copies of Shearwater out this month, and the updated Scarlet Thread as well – in the meantime, make sure you download the free anthology, That Moment When.
I have a story in there, Taste, that I plan to develop into a full series but I’d love your feedback on the first part. This is the cover…
I just watched the Fallen movie trailer and it looks epic! I’m pretty excited because Lauren Kate’s books were influential when I started writing (also, I did my PhD Thesis on Paradise Lost so fallen angels are kind of my thing).
I threw together another giveaway for 28 dark fantasy books. The winner will also get this awesome pair of black feather wings and a feather charm bracelet.
Because there are so many books in this giveaway, and we’re traveling (Ireland, en route to France), this giveaway will be for ebook versions of all the books + the wings and feathers.
How to win: sign up to get your “lucky URL” – when you share the giveaway you’ll have a special link – anybody who signs up with that link gives you extra entries. So you can put that link everywhere – add the giveaway picture, tag some friends, get them to share and retweet for you. I’ll have some runnerups that win just 3 of these books – you can comment on the 3 you want to read on the Facebook page here and I’ll pick five winners.
Here are some great young adult time travel books. If you think writing is hard, try writing time travel fiction – it’s so much more challenging! To honor these authors, and to launch the book I’m working on (Prescient), I’m giving away a package of time travel books, and a Harry Potter time turner. It’s the coolest time-travel related object I could find.
I’ll choose 3 winners and give each winner ebook copies of each book, plus a time turner. Everybody who signs up to my list will get my book (Prescient) for free.
If you don’t win, make sure to check out these books on Amazon! (Click the covers).
My book: Prescient
I started writing Prescient last year and was excited about it, but gave up because it was so hard. I published Shearwater, Orpheum and Scarlet Thread, and have now come back to it. It’s still hard. But I like the story, and I hope you will too.
Sign up to my list and I’ll let you know when you can grab a free copy.
>>Check it out on Amazon here.
>>Or add it to Goodreads.
Here’s the summary.
The first time I saw the future I lost hope.
It wasn’t just that the future sucked; that civilization had gone and ruined itself; that we’d altered our own DNA and devolved into predatory monsters that fed on the few remaining survivors. That was all awful enough, but it was more than that. I remember being young and thinking, when I grow up, I’ll have a nice big house. I’ll get an exciting, interesting job. I’ll meet the man of my dreams and we’ll fall in love and stay together forever.
But that all disappeared the first time I tripped 20 years into the future and found the houses burned, the handsome boys dead, and the only jobs were the ones young girls gave hairy old survivors in tents in exchange for a little food and water. Nobody asked little girls what they wanted to be when they grew up anymore. Nobody wanted to draw attention to the fact that most of them wouldn’t live that long.
There was no hope, no peace for anyone. At least I had it better than they did. When my trip was over, I would get to go back. Back to the normalcy of 2015. Back to iPhones and Twitter and buying so much food it went bad before you could eat it. Back to laughing over foamy cappuccinos and iced lattes at the mall, window shopping and flirting with hot guys (not that I ever did that, mind you – but I always wanted to). And I still could. That was the point. Unlike everybody else, for whom 2015 was 20 years ago – long before humanity was destroyed – it was my reality. At least, it was some of the time.
But after seeing the future; after struggling to make it to the end of the day; after my first kill – none of those other things were the least bit enjoyable. All I could think when I got back to the real world, is how can I stop what’s coming?
Prescient is a young adult time-travel dystopia, this is Part One of the first book in the series.
I started this giveaway on Valentine’s but have extended it so I can do only last push. This is for young adult readers only. Enter to win a corset from Versatile Corsets (an amazing, Portland Oregon business). My friend Janet is a “corset connoisseur” – she’ll help you shop. Winners will also get a big package of dark fantasy paranormal romance books I like. I chose them by their covers, rather than theme, but they’re all excellent reads.
There are lots of ways to earn entries, so do as many as you want to – also don’t forget to grab your special link in the “Share this Contest” field. You can share that on social media, with the images down below – you earn more entries every time someone signs up.
Double book launch
I’m using this giveaway to get the word out about my next two books, which are dark, pseudo-gothic fantasies. The Scarlet Thread is based on Greek mythology (like Percy Jackson) but becomes an angel romance (like Fallen). You can read a preview (it’s rough!) on Wattpad, or view it on Amazon.
Orpheum is a dark fantasy based on Eastern European mythology, Orphism and Pythagorean philosophy. With maenads and satyrs. I freaking love this cover, and I’m so excited I finally get to use it. The sparkle effect was better before but I couldn’t replicate it…
You can read a preview (it’s rough!) on Wattpad. Or view it on Amazon.
Both books will be free on March 12th – 13th. You can download them and review them if you like them.
You do not have to buy or review my books to enter the giveaway – you can also just share.
Dark Fantasy $400 Corset Giveaway
This giveaway is international, but if for any reason we can’t ship the corset to your country, you can swap for a $250 Amazon card.
Images you can share with your special link
You can download/upload this, or just highlight and copy+paste them straight into your WordPress post. Remember you can earn 20 entries just by doing a cover reveal and/or blogging about this giveaway. You can just copy+paste the covers or giveaway stuff to your site.
I’ll add the book descriptions down below.
The Scarlet Thread
My name Kaidance Monroe, and sometimes when I touch people, I see how they die. After I saw my little brother’s death but failed to stop it, my parents abandoned me to a juvenile detention facility. I don’t let people touch me anymore. Not my fingertips, not my skin, not my heart. I make my own clothes by stitching together the donations we get; usually a bunch of crap that fits like a parachute. My sweater is a patchwork of different shades of inky, dark squares. I make plain gray skirts that hang to my knees, with cute or funny T-shirts sewed in. They clash ironically with my unsmiling face. My Allstar high-tops are black and frayed, like my soul.
I also wear a chunk of brightly colored legos around my neck. My little brother was working on it the day he died. The day I failed to save him. It’s unfinished, so I’ll never know what it was meant to be. Most days, I just try to get by. But then I got a visit from a cute guy, who tricked me into giving up my secrets. He said I was special. That he needed me. For a while, I believed him. But once I found out what I could really do, I learned everybody wanted the power I possessed. The power to destroy deities. To kill gods. To end the world… or to save it. My heart is torn, and those I loved most betrayed me. I’m trying so hard to do what’s right, but nobody can tell me what that is anymore, and the moral boundaries I’d always let define my life have been shattered. Whose rules should I obey now? Or do I have to make my own?
The Scarlet Thread is a dark fantasy for fans of Greek mythology and Gothic romance. Fans of Fallen and Percy Jackson will be captivated by this mashup of fallen angels and forgotten gods.
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I always knew music was powerful. Even though I rebelled against the marathon forced practice sessions that turned my adolescence into a prison camp, there were moments—even in the mechanical repetition of practice—where I stopped being a robot and felt a kind of transcendence, a connection to something deeper.
I wasn’t raised to be religious, but in those fleeting spaces, often between beats in the tempo, my body seemed to go on playing by itself, while my awareness shifted to something greater. Almost like I was outside my body, sitting in the audience, feeling the music wash over me like a pounding surf, telling me to relax.
To let go. To give in.
But that was before I learned what music really was, and that it was capable of more than just pretty feelings and a mystical connection to a transcendental Other. That it was a weapon, which could cause great pain and destruction; that it was deeper and older than humanity; and that there were forces in the world that wanted to reclaim it for themselves.
Orpheum is a young adult dark fantasy romance based on Eastern European history, the myths and literature of Orpheus and Pythagoras’ theory of Musica Universalis, or the music of the spheres.
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PS) These are both “Part One” of new potential series. I do have them mapped out, but I wanted to get your reaction first and see whether you want to hear how the story ends. So if you like them enough to want to know what happens next, please let me know by reviewing them!
PPS) If you’re interested in getting an early ARC, and helping me to troubleshoot/fix any issues, you can sign up as a beta reader.