Friday, 29 November 2013

On The Page With . . . Melanie Robertson-King



Hello, Melanie, welcome to On The Page With . . ., make yourself comfortable and tell us a little about you:


I'm a first generation Canadian. My father was born in Scotland and came to Canada in 1930 through the auspices of The Orphan Homes of Scotland. I've been lucky enough to travel to Scotland on a number of occasions and see the place where my dad was born in Aberdeenshire and where he was raised (OHS) near Glasgow.


Where does the writing magic happen?

Although I have a great set up with the two monitors, ergo keyboard and comfy leather chair, I tend to do most of my writing on my laptop whilst sitting in my Ikea POÄNG chair (link) with my feet up on a small stool.




Two screens?! How wonderful . . . I'm a little envious! What do you write and how long have you been writing for?

Short stories, articles, and I have one novel published along with a few other manuscripts in various stages of completion.

I would say since I was about thirteen, although it wasn't until many years later that I began writing for publication first with articles. I didn't even know that the first piece I had published had even been accepted by the Scottish Banner (published in the US and Australia) until I opened it and there it was - a two page spread.



That must have been a wonderful surprise! What are you currently working on?

Although it's ground to a halt, I'm working on the sequel to my debut novel (pictured opposite). I'm a little over half-way through the first draft and the ending is written. Now I just have to get my characters to cooperate so that the ending will work. I don't think that will be a problem, though. Ooops, perhaps I said a wee bit too much. 

Tell us something non-writing related about yourself - hobby/interest/hates/passions etc. For example, I love shoes. No, seriously, I love them, although my poor shoe closet would have to disagree - it's stuffed!

Non-writing related... hmm... like you, I love shoes although I tend to gravitate towards boots. I love to travel - especially to Scotland - where I have family and over the years have made some very good friends.

Yes, I love boots too. I like the pair you're wearing above! You've self-published a collection of short stories, please describe why you chose the self publishing route.

Since I had already been traditionally published with my debut novel A Shadow in the Past, I thought I would take a stab at self-publishing. I had a number of short stories on my hard drive and thought I would put them together in an anthology and see what happened and The Consequences Collection was born.

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve encountered?

Getting my ITIN from the IRS - seriously. I've tried a few times and each time my application has been rejected.





I know that frustration, it took me two attempts to gain mine! On the opposite end of the scale what do you love the most about being self-published?

Just being in control. I rather like that.

I agree, that is one of the wonderful things about being self-published. I love designing book covers.

You've also had work published by a publisher, describe a little about your path to publication . . .

After many years of submitting and re-writing and rejection letters, I finally stumbled onto an online writers' conference (I'd seen a write up about it on Rosemary Gemmell's blog) where you could pitch to editors and/or agents. I got an appointment to pitch to Vivian Zabel of 4RV Publishing (a small press in the US). She asked me to submit.

That is brilliant! How did you celebrate your first publishing deal?

Promise you won't laugh... I took a copy of my manuscript and contract along with a few small bottles of bubbly and a proper champagne flute and went to the cemetery where my parents are both buried and celebrated with them. My dad died when I was young and my mum the year before I got my contract.

That is lovely, and very touching. I completely understand, my mum died before I released my first novel so that's why I've started a tradition of writing a Christmas novella every year - she loved Christmas so very much.

What did you do when you first opened that first ever offer? - Jump up and down/scream/race around like a loon and trip over the cat (or something similar)?

I don't have a cat so I didn't trip over it. The offer came via email about eight hours after I submitted. I was relaxing in my rocking chair after supper, watching a bit of telly when my Blackberry went off. There was the email from Vivian - "we're offering you a contract". Well I about fell out of the chair. I'm really glad it had arms on it. I passed my phone to my husband to verify that I wasn't seeing things.

What do you love most about being traditionally published?

I'm with a great publishing house. It's like having an extended family. Everyone is warm and friendly and supportive of one another.

That sounds very nice. Can you offer a nugget of advice for other writers?

Follow your dream. Join a writers' group and write every day. Finish what you write (I should heed that, too), and submit. And give yourself permission to write a terrible first draft. It will improve with each re-write.

Good, solid advice! Where would be your ideal place to write if you could write anywhere you wanted? I'd love a room lined with shelves of all the books I love to read, huge landscape windows with a view across a vast garden, a big desk looking through the windows, room enough for a squishy sofa . . . oh, I can dream!

I'd love to have a writing room that looked out onto the scenery in my novel - A Shadow in the Past, which is set in the area of Scotland where my father was born although it goes by a fictitious name. 

That does sound wonderful! Something else I love are dogs, we'll share a snap of your pooch, Jake! Doesn't he look cute and comfortable?



What are reading at the moment, Melanie? I'm reading Shaman's Drum by Ailsa Abraham and it's very good.

Tall, Dark and Kilted by Lizzie Lamb

Finally, to finish off here are Melanie's links:

Blog:  Celtic Connexions  
Twitter:  @RobertsoKing

Thank you, Melanie, you've been a wonderful guest!

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Friday, 15 November 2013

On The Page With . . . Sarah England



Hello, Sarah, welcome to On the page with . . . Make yourself comfortable and have a cupcake. 

Share a bit about you:

I originally trained as a nurse back in the dark ages when there was no anaesthetic and we gave the patients gin and something to bite down on. I then became a medical rep, specialising in mental health, which came in handy with a family like mine. On reaching the crisis age of 40 I flung it all aside to become a poverty-stricken writer, which is what I’ve been doing for many years now. I live in Dorset with my dog Harry. Oh and my husband.

We must share a snap of Harry, what's he like? 

He's a springer spaniel, whose mission in life is to play Frisbee all day long – here he is! 


He's adorable!







I have read both 'Expected' and '3am and Wide Awake', both of which are completely different from each other and such great reads! Tell us about what you write and how long you've been writing for:

I have around 150 short stories and two serials published to date – mostly in women’s magazines, but also several anthologies and newspapers. Then this year I had a collection of thrillers –‘3am and Wide Awake’ published with Alfie Dog Ltd; and a comedy novel – ‘Expected’ published with Crooked Cat. I’m currently working on a supernatural thriller, and there will also be a sequel to ‘Expected’ and another serial -  that’s the plan!

I’ve always wanted to be a writer and have never been without a book to read. But I’ve been writing seriously for about 8 years now.



Sounds like you are very busy! Do you have a favourite drink to sup when you're writing?

I drink so much coffee it’s no surprise I’m wired up all night with my brain racing along, and then need more coffee throughout the day to keep awake!

What are you currently working on?

I’m currently working on a supernatural horror novel. It’s extremely frightening and the research books had to be put in another room in a box because I couldn’t look at the covers. I don’t know why I do it to myself – but this story has to be told…. Shriek!

Oooohhh, I look forward to reading it! What are you reading at the moment?

I have just finished ‘Kaelia Awakening’ by Gina Dickerson (!) and just started ‘Younger, Thinner, Blonder,’ by Sue Watson – a great antidote to the horror novel writing! 

Thanks for reading 'Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening'! Let's talk about something non-writer related, do you have any hobbies or passions etc.?

I have a terrible affliction called online shopping compulsive disorder. I order masses of stuff and fill my online baskets.  The items arrive and then I send them all back again.

As bad as me with shoes . . . except I don't send them back. Share a bit about your most recently released book:

‘Expected’ stars Sam Sweet - a failed psychiatric nurse from a sink estate in Weston Super mare. Her mother, whose husband ran off with another woman 20 years ago, has only one ambition and that is to be a grandmother.

But Sam is terrified of giving birth. She’s easily traumatised and has no ambition to return to the estate and have dozens of children. She just wants a chance to have a career and ,maybe fall in love.

Alas, in a drunken stupor she meets Simon - the psychopathic surgeon, who promises her a wonderful life and she believes him - because she is a dingbat and has a lot to learn.

But now she's trapped and can't get out of the situation - her latest job is injecting facial fillers and clients are suing because it's going lumpy; her best friend, also her boss, is sexually jealous to the point of blind rage because her boyfriend fancies Sam and does little to hide the fact. Living with her psychopathic boyfriend and with her job on the line she now has nowhere to go!

However, Sam's coping strategy is to eat more chocolate and shop like a WAG on speed. Soon she piles on weight and sinks deeply into debt, at which point Simon the surgeon starts playing serious mind games; and by the time it dawns on Sam just what a horrific mess she's in - we might as well pass her the JCB because she keeps on digging.

As she hits rock bottom, however, her dream man arrives – American Joel Madison - but Sam now feels too fat to pursue matters.... and slimy Simon ups the stakes when he sniffs out her potential happiness and escape. Although that's nothing compared to the cards her mother decides to play... it's getting worse.......and the wedding to Simon is still booked.... 

Can you offer any nugget of advice for aspiring writers?

Read and read and read – in your chosen genre by top authors. See what they do!

Thank you, Sarah, you've been a lovely guest! Let's finish by sharing your links:

‘Expected’ by Sarah England. Crooked Cat Publishing - Amazon UK & Amazon.com

‘3am and Wide Awake’  collection of 25 dark tales by Sarah England. Alfie Dog Ltd. Amazon UK & Amazon.com

Sarah's Website (www.sarahengland.yolasite.com) 


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Thanks for stopping by and reading! Read last week's chat with author Glynis Smy here.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Saturday, 9 November 2013

On The Page With . . . Glynis Smy



Kicking off the first author interview on my blog is the very lovely Glynis Smy. I have read two books by Glynis - Ripper, My Love and Ripped Genes and thoroughly enjoyed them.

Hello, welcome to On The Page With . . . Make yourself comfortable on the sofa, don’t mind my dog he may look like a wolf but he only wants to lick your hand - not eat you . . . well, not if you throw him one of those homemade cupcakes on the table beside you . . .

Many thanks for inviting me into your home, Gina. Your dog is gorgeous but not sure I will be sharing my cupcake, they look gorgeous!

So, Glynis, where does the writing magic happen? Can you share a snap? 

Having moved back to the UK, and moved into my mother’s home I was concerned about where I was going to write. As you can see, I need not have worried, we created a space for me in the study.

Where would be your ideal place to write - location/room etc.?

I have moved in to care for my mother, and she has the most adorable summerhouse. There is talk of adding electricity, and heating to the room, and creating me a writing home. It would be perfect.


What do you write and what are you currently working on?

I write historical romance with a twist. I also write poetry. Ripper, My Love was my debut novel, it has a suspenseful twist in the tale. Maggie’s Child is a historical romance, and Ripped Genes is book two alongside, Ripper, My Love, again, another one with a suspense twist. My latest wip will be released in the New Year, and is based around where I am living in the UK. I started writing it in Cyprus so now I am actually in the heart of the town, (Dovercourt, Essex, UK), to be able to gain some inspiration from atmosphere is wonderful. Just a walk along the beach can create a scene in my mind, and Elle Buchanan, my character, loves inhaling the sea air again. It brings her alive.

I live by the sea, too, and agree it is wonderfully inspirational. I love the name Elle, I'll be eager to "meet" her! How long have you been writing, Glynis?

I have written for as long as I can remember. My poetry gained me recognition in a few competitions, and I won a prize for a short story. My novel writing is now in its fifth year. I am attending the Festival of Romance in a few weeks, and will meet a few friends I have been in touch with all that time but never met. Excited cannot describe how I feel.

I hope you had a lovely time at the Festival of Romance! Do you have a particular writing routine?

Sadly, I no longer have a routine. I write when I can. I do tend to sit and pound the keys for several hours, or grab a notepad and sit by the sea where my dad is now resting. I talk out the plot with him, and hope nobody notices the mad lady talking to herself while enjoying the view.

That's a touching scene, Glynis, I understand what it is to lose a parent. What’s your favourite tipple to consume while writing? I like green tea but hate having to make the trip to the kitchen for it!

For Christmas last year, DH bought me a Nespresso machine, (my baby), I start the writing session off with one of those, and then plod out to the kitchen for a fruit tea when I can tear myself away. If it is evening, a glass of wine helps the imagination!

I'm jealous - a Nespresso machine! I agree completely about the wine! Can you tell me something non-writing related about yourself - hobby/interest/hates/passions etc. For example, I love shoes. No, seriously, I love them!

I enjoy cross-stitch, and make greetings cards for fundraising. It supports the local Alzheimer’s group who helped dad, and mum, during his dark days. Ah, shoes. I have never bothered about clothes, and shoes, however, my return to the UK has brought out the fashion girl in me, and the loss of over two stone (30 lb+), has added a bit of confidence to my shopping experience. I now own a new wardrobe, and recently purchased new boots, bag and shoes, along with fashion jewellery. DH is stunned but enjoys the ‘new me’. Even my writing gear is no longer pj’s with a sweatshirt addition. Gok Wan is my friend! 

I have seen a photo of a giraffe card you made and it was fabulous! Wow, congratulations on your weight loss, and how nice you now have a new wardrobe - a well deserved treat! Can you share a bit about your most recent release?

Although, Maggie’s Child is not the most recent, it is proving to be the reader’s favourite. This surprised me. The other two complement each other and tick along in their own little world, while Maggie trots along with her head held high. I really did think the book would fade into the background against the others but no, it shines brightly for me, and has been compared to writers such as, Josephine Cox, George Eliot, and Catherine Cookson. Can you see my smile?

I can see your smile and now I have to add Maggie's Child to my Goodreads TBR list! I know you are self-published, can you share why you decided to take this route? I know how much hard work it is being self-published myself!

After receiving a personal rejection letter written by a top New York agent, where she praised my writing but didn’t know what genre to place Ripper, My Love, I discussed it with a few writing friends, and pondered the self-publishing route. A publisher expressed interest in the book but wanted me to remove two main characters which would have altered the whole storyline. I decided that I would turn them down, and find my own way in the published world.
  
As I said, I've read two of your books and really enjoyed them. I loved the storyline of Ripper, My Love the way you wrote it. What is the biggest hurdle you've encountered being self-published?

Formatting. Formatting, and formatting! It drives me crazy. My friend, Dieter, over at ebook Fix, really sorted me out when I got stuck. Jen Moon helped with the book cover creation. Who am I kidding, she pulled my ideas together and designed the lot! Dieter (ebook-fix.com) and Jen Moon (thepageturner2012 on Facebook).

Your books have lovely covers and formatting so they have done an excellent job! What do you love most about being self-published?

The freedom to price, and alter the book on a whim. No having to answer to another over any decisions to be made. 

What has been the most useful piece of advice you have read/been given?

Believe in yourself, never give up the dream. Don’t focus upon writing for riches, simply enjoy the process.

If you have a pet, can you share a snap? 

Sadly, our dear dog died last year, and the rescue dogs we re-homed before leaving Cyprus. We cannot have pets because mother has a rare lung disease. I do miss walking a dog and have offered my services to her neighbour.

Sorry to hear about your mum's condition and your dear dog. You've been a lovely guest, Glynis, so let's finish off with your links:



 I also run a site on Wordpress where I showcase books for authors, free of charge. I do not review the books, simply show them off. I showcase six per week, and am full until January 2014 so you can see how popular the site is!  The Virtual Bookcase 

Well, I cannot eat anymore delicious cupcakes or I won’t fit into my new clothes. Thank you for having me on your blog today, Gina, it’s been fun. I will now take a ride along the prom on my new bike and burn a few calories.

Oh, I've seen a picture of your new bike and it's lovely, too!  Thanks again, Glynis!

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Thanks for stopping by and reading the first "On The Page With . . . "

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Bottles and Pots by Jacqueline Pye

I have already read Millie the detective - it's a great book for young readers - by Jacqueline Pye, plus I had read, and enjoyed, a short story, "The Game", she had written that had been published in an anthology so I was eager to read her new collection. Here it is, displayed nicely on my desk!


What I thought:

Jacqueline's newest book is a short story collection of dark tales. It includes flash pieces, as well as longer stories. Some are poignant and thought-provoking, others full of twisted actions and thoughts. I enjoyed this collection but, of course I did have favourites! "Coming To Terms" - a tale of loss, "Cobwebs" - a story of bitter love and retribution, and "The Yellow Satchel" - of twisted love and too-late realisation, were three stories I particularly enjoyed.  "The Game" also features in this collection and is a great read. In fact, there are more than just the four stories I've mentioned which resonate in the mind. Bottles and Pots is an interesting mix of stories that remain with the reader after the close of the page.

The blurb:


Bottles and Pots is a collection of dark tales. They vary from the bitter flash fiction piece Ripples to longer stories about betrayal, jealousy, kicking over the traces and mind games, including The Stones, The Stones and When Virtue Turns to Vice.


Some of these stories have been shortlisted, placed or commended in competitions, and a number have been published in other anthologies, but this is Jacqueline Pye’s first solo collection.

Jacqueline Pye has had her non-fiction writing published, as well as poetry, flash fiction, and stories. Her first children's book, Millie the detective, is available now.

Jacqueline likes - among other things - jellyfish, antique silver, eating, and the theatre. She is a keen vegetarian and has been for 35 years! She loves animals and is a member of the Bat Conservation Trust as well as the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

Connect with Jacqueline on Twitter @JacquelinePye
Visit her website www.jacpye.com 
Read her blog: jacpye.blogspot.co.uk

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Cover reveal & e-launch of The Consequences Collection by Melanie Robertson-King

Today I am joining in with the cover reveal and e-launch of Melanie Robertson-King's new book, The Consequences Collection.

"If you could see the consequences - would you?"


Melanie would like to say a special thank you to Madliz Coles whose kind permission made it possible to use her evocative photograph as the cover image for her anthology.

The Consequences Collection is an eclectic compilation of twelve stories ranging from non-fiction through creative non-fiction to pure fiction, in prose and poetry.
The story of a Scottish Home Child is based on fact and told from the child's point of view; The Mystery Woman of Kinettles is a non-fiction article on the appearance and subsequent disappearance of a woman's body near the Wellington County House of Industry (Poor House) in 1879 Southwestern Ontario.
Some of these stories are lighter than others, and some might even beg you to leave the lights on.

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Excerpt from the cover story Consequences:

Splat! The mail landed on the ceramic tile floor of the foyer. Usually, the noise was followed by the snap of the mail slot door closing. Today it wasn’t.
Something must have stuck in it. Sylvia put her coffee down on the counter and walked to the front door. A large white envelope remained suspended in the door. She pulled it the rest of the way through. The flap snapped shut and even though she was used to hearing the metallic sound, it startled her.
She’d expected a letter from her solicitor regarding her divorce from Bill but it wasn’t there. However, that one in particular had piqued her curiosity. Emblazoned on the top left corner was an official-looking crest. The addressee’s name and address were correct. It was her. Why would this person or agency be sending her a letter? She’d never heard of them before.
Sylvia turned the envelope over and worked her thumb under the flap. Those self-sticking envelopes are a bugger, she thought as she tried to rip it open. Finally, she gave up and tore down the side and yanked the contents out.
She skimmed over the letter but it didn’t make any sense so placed it on the small table by the door. It could be dealt with later. In the meantime, she looked at the rest of her mail. Nothing else untoward – just the electric bill, gas bill, and the usual assortment of junk – mail. She dropped them on top of the letter and returned to the kitchen.
The coffee she’d poured earlier had gone cold. She dumped it down the sink and turned the water on to rinse it away before getting a fresh one.
Drawn by some inexplicable force, Sylvia went back to the foyer and collected the letter and the mangled envelope. She returned to the kitchen, flipped on the radio and sat down at her small table. Why had she opened it in the first place? She should have just binned it. That’s what she usually did with unsolicited mail. But there was something strangely familiar about it. The addressee information was on a computer printed label so there was no clue there. The sororities from University had crests or emblems to differentiate one from another. She wracked her brain trying to remember what they looked like. It had been over thirty years since she’d attended. Sylvia never belonged to a sorority because she thought the girls who did were snooty and stuck-up.
She’d call her friend, Laurie and tell her about the letter. They’d been friends since childhood, attended the same elementary and secondary schools and even the same University. She could tell her anything, couldn’t she?

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About Melanie:

Melanie Robertson-King has always been a fan of the written word. Growing up as an only child, her face was almost always buried in a book from the time she could read. Her father was one of the thousands of Home Children sent to Canada through the auspices of The Orphan Homes of Scotland, and she has been fortunate to be able to visit her father’s homeland many times and even met the Princess Royal at the orphanage where he was raised.

She lives in Brockville, Ontario, Canada a few short city blocks north of the St Lawrence River with her husband of thirty-eight years and is 'housekeeping staff' to a big, goofy, but loveable, dog (cross between lab, shepherd and black and tan hound).



A Shadow in the Past, published in 2012 by 4RV Publishing, was Melanie's debut novel.

Where to buy The Consequences Collection:
Paperback: Lulu.com
Epub: Lulu.com

Coming soon to amazon in paperback and to Barnes and Noble for the nook and the iBookstore.



Thanks for stopping by and for reading!

Friday, 1 November 2013

4th Giveaway - Winner!

The winners of the 4th Giveaway - the wolf necklace is:

Tara Moore!

If I don't already have your address, email me: ginadickerson@live.co.uk

Thank you so much for your support today!

2nd Giveaway - Winners!

The winners of the 2nd Giveaway - the wolf bangles are:

Sarah England

Ailsa Abraham

Dianne Horsfield

If I don't already have your address, email me: ginadickerson@live.co.uk

Thank you so much for your support today!

1st Giveaway - Winners!

The winners of the 1st Giveaway - the silver bookmarks are:

Tara Moore

and

Jacqueline Pye

If I don't already have your address, email me: ginadickerson@live.co.uk

Thank you so much for your support today!


Mortiswood Launch - 4th Giveaway!

Here is the fourth giveaway to celebrate the launch of Mortiswood!

A diamante wolf necklace and a diamante bookmark!


To enter this competition you must (UK & Ireland ONLY for this one):

1) Join/have joined the Facebook party - click here.
2) Tweet that the book is free for Kindle today, or re-tweet my tweet from my timeline @GinaDWriter
(You only have to tweet this once, even if you enter other giveaways today, so if you have done this already ignore this step) 
Highlight the text below for your tweet: 

Kindle ebook today. Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening by @GinaDWriter - fantasy, romance, adventure  

3) Tweet at me that you want to win this! Copy this text:

I want to win a wolf necklace! @GinaDWriter #mortiswood http://bit.ly/1ahJ2OS

OR If you are able to comment on this blog post, please do!

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The giveaway info:
This giveaway is open Worldwide on the 1st November 2013 only to entrants who have followed the steps above. 1) & 2) only needs to be done once today. There is 1 necklace and 1 bookmark to be won. Names will entered into a list randomizer on random.org and the top name generated by the list randomizer wins the prize. Winner will be announced after 9.30pm GMT 1st November 2013 on this blog and in the Facebook party, with links on Twitter. The last time for entering is 9.00pm GMT 1st November 2013.











Remember: The Kindle book is FREE across all Amazon sites today! (Check before downloading). Pick up a copy FREE Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk - also available on other Amazon sites: http://mybook.to/Mortiswood1.

Add the book on Goodreads, there is also a giveaway running on Goodreads to win a paperback copy.

Thanks for stopping by and for reading, I hope you download a copy of the book while it is free - and, of course, enjoy it!

Mortiswood Launch - 3rd Giveaway!

Here's the third giveaway of the Mortiswood launch party! Acrylic coasters (x2) and 2x diamante bookmarks.




To enter this competition you must (UK & Ireland ONLY for this one):

1) Join/have joined the Facebook party - click here.
2) Tweet that the book is free for Kindle today, or re-tweet my tweet from my timeline @GinaDWriter
(You only have to tweet this once, even if you enter other giveaways today, so if you have done this already ignore this step) 
Highlight the text below for your tweet: 

Kindle ebook today. Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening by @GinaDWriter - fantasy, romance, adventure  

3) Tweet at me that you want to win this! Copy this text:

I want to win a coaster! @GinaDWriter #mortiswood http://bit.ly/1ahJ2OS


OR If you are able to comment on this blog post, please do!

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The giveaway info:
This giveaway is open UK & Ireland ONLY on the 1st November 2013 only to entrants who have followed the steps above. 1) & 2) only needs to be done once today. There are two coasters & two bookmarks to be won (2 separate winners). Names will entered into a list randomizer on random.org and the top two names generated by the list randomizer win the prizes. Winners will be announced after 8.45pm GMT 1st November 2013 on this blog and in the Facebook party, with links on Twitter. The last time for entering is 8.30pm GMT 1st November 2013.












Remember: The Kindle book is FREE across all Amazon sites today! (Check before downloading). Pick up a copy FREE Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk - also available on other Amazon sites: http://mybook.to/Mortiswood1.

Add the book on Goodreads, there is also a giveaway running on Goodreads to win a paperback copy.

Thanks for stopping by and for reading, I hope you download a copy of the book while it is free - and, of course, enjoy it!

Mortiswood Launch - 2nd Giveaway!

Here is the second giveaway of the Mortiswood Launch party!

A wolf charm, beaded bangle - handmade (x3) plus a diamante bookmark!



To enter this competition you must:

1) Join/have joined the Facebook party - click here.
2) Tweet that the book is free for Kindle today, or re-tweet my tweet from my timeline @GinaDWriter
(You only have to tweet this once, even if you enter other giveaways today, so if you have done this already ignore this step) 
Highlight the text below for your tweet: 

Kindle ebook today. Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening by @GinaDWriter - fantasy, romance, adventure  

3) Tweet at me that you want to win this! Copy this text:

I want to win a wolf bangle! @GinaDWriter #mortiswood http://bit.ly/1ahJ2OS


OR If you are able to comment on this blog post, please do!

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The giveaway info:
This giveaway is open worldwide on the 1st November 2013 only to entrants who have followed steps 1) & 3), 2) only needs to be done once today. There are three bangles &; three bookmarks to be won (3 separate winners). Names will entered into a list randomizer on random.org and the top three names generated by the list randomizer win the prizes. Winners will be announced after 8.30pm GMT 1st November 2013 on this blog and in the Facebook party, with links on Twitter. The last time for entering is 8.00pm GMT 1st November 2013.

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Remember: The Kindle book is FREE across all Amazon sites today! (Check before downloading). Pick up a copy FREE Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk - also available on other Amazon sites: http://mybook.to/Mortiswood1.

Add the book on Goodreads, there is also a giveaway running on Goodreads to win a paperback copy.

Thanks for stopping by and for reading, I hope you download a copy of the book while it is free - and, of course, enjoy it!