Friday, July 26, 2013

Awesome Giveaway I Had to Share!

Couldn't resist sharing this! Who wouldn't want a new tablet? Kindle Summer This is a joint AUTHOR & BLOGGER GIVEAWAY EVENT! Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HD 7".
Kindle Fire HD 7" Giveaway
The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HD (US Only)
  Or $199 Gift Card (International)
  Or $199 in Paypal Cash (International)

Sponsoring Bloggers & Authors

  1. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
  2. Feed Your Reader
  3. New Adult Addiction
  4. Jessabella Reads
  5. The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Somthing Year Old Girl
  6. Books Unhinged by StacyHgg
  7. S.A. Larsen - Writer's Ally
  8. Author Inger Iverson
  9. The Geeky Gamers
  10. annakyss
  11. Everyday Word Magic
  12. Candance's Book Blog
  13. Page Flipperz
  14. SMI Book Club
  15. Laurie Here
  16. Feed Your Fiction Addiction
  17. Phantasmic Reads
  18. The Book Bellas
  19. Please Don't Remove MarGreat's Glasses
  20. Author Jennifer Laurens
  21. J.C. Valentine
  22. Holly Hood
  23. Young Adult Novel Reader
  24. Author Heather Bixler
  25. Literary Meanderings
  26. Suspense Author Kim Cresswell
  27. Mother Daughter & Son Book Review
  28. Meredith's Musings
  29. Auggie Talk
  30. Author Camelia Miron Skiba
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  32. LoriTheAuthor
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  34. Curling Up with A Good Book
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  40. Turning Pages
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  46. Sher A Hart: Written Art
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  Giveaway Details 1 winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire 7" HD (US Only), $199 Amazon Gift Card or $199 in Paypal Cash (International). There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire. Sponsor a future Kindle Fire Giveaway by signing up HERE. Ends 8/15/13 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.   a Rafflecopter giveaway TJ

Saturday, July 20, 2013

In Stone Blog Tour Guest Post

Today I have author Louise D. Gornall on the blog for the last day of her In Stone blog tour. Find out all about her book (and enter the giveaway) at my post here. Welcome Louise!

Guest Post

by Louise D. Gornall, author of In Stone

Hey guys. So this is the last stop on my blog tour *sob*. Thank you so much Tiffany for having me over today.

I wanted to have a chat with you all about writing friends….

When I first started writing I didn’t have any writer friends, and my reader friends were few and far between. Happily I’m an internet fan and decided to join Twitter when I saw some folks chatting about it on my Facebook feed. Truth: I joined Twitter to stalk celebrities, not track down a writing community. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as an online writing community. Anyways, in my Twitter bio I happened to mention that I liked writing and books. After a quick One Direction stalking session, I signed out and didn’t think twice about the Twitterverse until my phone sent me an ‘Interaction alert’.  I had a follower, who liked books and who tweeted about books! And then that follower turned into two more who didn’t just like books, they liked writing too.

A couple of weeks later and I was following a few hundred bookish-writer-type folks and they were following me back. I got chatting to all these people about beta reading, query letters and word counts. I learnt about genres, agents and book blogs. I had no idea this info was so readily available, and people, writer people, were so ready to hand it out -- for free! You guys have to keep in mind that I skipped into this author idea, twisting a pigtail round my finger and chewing on my bottom lip. I had no idea, just had some words written on my computer and a JK Rowling delusion bouncing around inside my head.

As well as a hubbub of advice, Twitter is home to some of the most supportive people I’ve ever “met”. In the acknowledgments section of In Stone I wanted to list all the friends that had critiqued my book, talked me off a ledge at one time or another, or retweeted an In Stone promotional tweet, but there just wasn’t enough room to name everyone individually.

I’ll never forget coming across a quote that said writing is a solitary profession. I think I actually laughed out loud. If you make the decision to take the publishing journey alone obviously that’s up to you, but there’s no way I could have done this without friends. Writer friends understand what it feels like to have strangers ask things like Have you written anything that I might have heard of? Or Writing; it’s not really work, it’s more of a hobby. How lovely that you get to sit around being a writer all day. Writer friends understand how soul destroying it is to put your work out there and have it rejected over and over again. They understand how painfully slow this process is and why you can’t stop crying when you can’t fix a sentence. Above all things writer/bookish friends cheer for you regardless. So this post is for my social media friends, as I couldn’t extend my thanks in the back of the book without tripling its size, but I felt that I needed to because, sincerely, In Stone wouldn’t have been possible without them. 

Thanks for reading guys, I hope Louise has inspired you to get out there and form some writerly connections of your own!


Monday, July 1, 2013

In Stone Blog Tour Kick-Off

Beau Bailey is suffering from a post-break-up meltdown when she happens across a knife in her local park and takes it home. Less than a week later, the new boy in school has her trapped in an alley; he’s sprouted horns and is going to kill Beau unless she hands over the knife.

Until Eighteenth-century gargoyle, Jack, shows up to save her.Jack has woken from a century-long slumber to tell Beau that she’s unwittingly been drafted into a power struggle between two immortal races: Demons and Gargoyles. The knife is the only one in existence capable of killing immortals and they’ll tear the world apart to get it back. To draw the warring immortals away from her home, Beau goes with Jack in search of the mind-bending realm known as the Underworld, a place where they’ll hopefully be able to destroy the knife and prevent all hell from breaking loose. That is, provided they can outrun the demons chasing them

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As a general rule, nobody walks the Switch on account of the overgrown nettle bushes, a pungent aroma of foot infection, and a collective fear of encountering something feral. However, the Switch shaves at least ten minutes off my journey, and lately I don’t trust the dark. I blame my encounter with the almost-corpse, two nights ago. Before then the dark was just a natural progression; something to be slept in, a different color in the sky. Now, shadows make me jump, and the dark carries a silence that makes me think of funerals. It breathes life into creatures that had always been safely contained behind a TV screen. I make my way down the Switch, striding over vicious flora and trying to ignore the occasional nip that sinks straight through my jeans.

“Hey, Beau!” A voice from behind startles me. When I turn, Gray is jogging in my direction, thwarting thorn bushes with his bare hands. “I was looking for you.”

The hairs on the back of my neck bristle. My hand is in my pocket, and my fingers are wrapped around a slender cylinder of pepper spray as he reaches me.

“Well you found me. What’s up?”

“There’s something I need to ask you,” he says sheepishly. He hammers his toe against the ground, grinding it nervously into the dirt and crushing several stems of dandelion into gold dust. He giggles; it’s a soft, sweet sound that suffocates my hostility. He reminds me of Mark moments before he’d asked me out on our first date. Maybe this guy could be the one to liberate me from my social network sabbatical. Maybe my slightly-too-heavy eyeliner and my reputation as the mortician’s daughter hasn’t freaked him out.

“Really?” Surprise raises my pitch. “What’s that?” The pepper spray is abandoned in my pocket.

“Where’s the knife?” he replies, snatching my throat and slamming my back up against the concrete wall. It’s so forceful, so hard, that my spine ripples. Red flashes across my vision. The muscles in my neck go slack, and my head flops forward. He stabs his thumb up under my chin, forcing me to look him in the eye. His eyes are like the moon; cold, giant circles of icy-silver. But a change in his eye color is nothing in comparison to the change happening on either side of his head. I don’t understand it. It makes me wonder, briefly, if what I’m seeing is a side effect of the migraine pills Leah slipped me at lunch. Gray is growing horns. Giant grey horns that slide out of the side of his skull and then curl like springs around his ears. They’re animal.

Review Snippets:

Straight away I was drawn in by the story and Louise's fantastic writing style, and I really struggled to put it down.”

If a story can have me so invested that it brings out those kind of emotions in me - whether happy or sad - then I know I've found another to add to my favourites, and In Stone was one of those books.”


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About the Author:

Louise is a graduate of Garstang Community Academy. She is currently studying for a BA (Hons) in English language and literature with special emphasis on creative writing. YA aficionado. Brit bird. Film nerd. Identical twin. Junk food enthusiast. Rumored pink Power Ranger. Zombie apocalypse 2012 survivor. She is also an avid collector of book boyfriends. Find her at: FacebookTwitter, Website: