AUTHORS AFTER DARK REGISTRATION GRAND PRIZE!

So with AAD 2013 around the corner, and so many people excited about the event (especially us, the authors!) we thought we would do something awesome to get one lucky winner to the event, while spreading the word about our sexy little books!

So the six of us, TJ, Amanda, Cara, Stella, Saranna and Eliza decided to do something awesome. Why not do a huge raffle with a freaking awesome prize? We thought Paid registration and a room free of charge to the winner was a freaking awesome prize, so we said why not? Let’s pool our resources and make this happen.

So from the 17-22nd of JUNE, readers will have the opportunity to win their way into AAD! For that time frame, each author will have ONE SPECIFIC BOOK, normally at 2.99 or higher at 99 cents. All you have to do, is BUY THE BOOKS. That’s it. This is how entries work:

Buy the book (s). Send your receipt/ conformation email to everversestella@gmail.com with the BIG HUGE GIVEAWAY ENTRY in the subject line.

Go to the AAD Website and fill in the raffle copter for each book. EACH BOOK WILL GET YOU 1 ENTRY. That’s 6 entries, and 6 books. All for 6 bucks. NOT BAD. This works exactly like a Raffle does for your local rotary club or the boy scout TV’s… Buying the books is your tickets (only cheaper!)

There will be other ways to get extra entries to improve your chances on the raffle copter that will come available once you do the initial entry.

Winner will be announced on the 24th on the AAD blog and on the AAD FB page, as well as emailed!

NOW… the fine print: Winner pays their own transportation and any gratuities, taxes and room service on the room. This prize cannot be transferred and MUST be used for the 2013 convention year. This prize has NO CASH VALUE and cannot be turned in for monetary compensation.

And guess what else you win on top of the AWESOME Grand Prize?

How about entry to a special invite only party? Yep. And some other hotel goodies!

Now you probably wanna know what books will be 99 cents right? Well…

The Blood of the Vow by Saranna DeWylde

Entwined by Fate by S.A. Price

The Naughty Nibbles Anthology by Cara North

The Sexy Shifter Box set (three interconnected stories) by Amanda Bonilla

Jaguar’s Rule by TJ Michaels

Lucas by Eliza Gayle

All these books will be available from the 17-22 each for 99 cents! So what are you waiting for? Grab some great books before the con (especially from authors you might not have known about) Spread the word and get ready for an awesome con!

 

Signing

I’m very excited to say that I’ll be having a signing at the Legends BooksAMillion on September 1 from 12-3 for How To Lose A Demon in 10 Days. I’d love it if you’d come out and say hi.

I’ve got more exciting news in the pipeline that I can’t wait to share with you. So come back soon.

~Saranna

Ride of the Darkyrie ~ Urban Fantasy

I’m very excited about this piece. This heroine is so kickass. It’s like Dexter meets Anita Blake. I’m having fun with her–she has such a long road ahead of her before redemption.

In each book, Brynn has three conflicts to deal with. One supernatural, one professional, and one personal. The story arc and theme that tie the series together is Brynn’s growth—a heroine’s journey. In the beginning, she’s something not human who lives outside the world, cold and detached. As she follows her quest to claim her birthright as a Darkyrie and the Queen of Hel, she becomes more invested in the world around her and the people/beings she’s sworn to protect as a cop and a goddess. The closer she moves to divinity, the more human she becomes until she feels and experiences things more intensely than a human ever could, including love. She’s torn between two men. Her partner, a man who was once a god and one of her most trusted generals, and the assassin who once lived for her death, but finds she’s not the same woman he vowed to kill.

Want a couple of excerpts?

Excerpt 1

I am the daughter of a serial killer.

They say my father was sick, but murder isn’t a virus or some alien bacteria. I can’t deny it’s an infection. His blood runs through my veins, his breath is in my lungs and my synapses fire the way he programmed them. Murder is always there, hanging over me—the familiar stranger.

He was a handsome man—black curls framing a marble Botticellian face. Yet for his classic beauty, he was a chameleon. His skin shimmered and there was something beneath it that was not like them —the ones he hunted. I remember his hands the most, strong and broad. Tools of his trade, their width and breadth meant to span a man’s neck. Meant to crush bone and tear sinew. I remember the way blood looked on those hands, like melted rubies splashed against snow.

I am part of him, but I am not like him.

I’m not like them either—the prey.

{…}

Excerpt 2

Even after all of this, I am a good cop. I have a good reputation. I was the youngest to make detective in my squad. The FBI has invited me to consult on their serial murder task force. I am a shining star.

And they all want to know how I hunt the hunters. What is it that lets me get into their heads and think as the aberrations think? I have no answer for them except to say it’s what I do. It’s what I was born for.

I am a hunter of hunters.

© Saranna DeWylde 2011 © Saranna DeWylde 2012

I did promise you could rummage through my desk and see what I’m working on.

Right now, it’s revisions for How To Seduce An Angel in 10 Days.

Falcon Cherrywood hadn’t meant to smite Cupid with a fireball. It just sort of happened when Drusilla Tallow, hot witch and current incarnate of evil had knocked him from his broom while on his merry way to do battle. Cupid is forced into a medical retirement and Falcon has to take over as the DiaperedArcher as penance.

Here’s a snippet:

“Falcon Cherrywood awoke with the most godsawful sound echoing in his head with all the force of the reportof an AK47. It sounded for all the world like Death singing in his ear. Not the proximity of the end of all things, no, but the Angel of Death: Tristan Belledare. The one Tally had sent to his great reward. The bastard was singing Cupid,Draw Back Your Bow by Sam Cooke and at an unreasonable decibel. He wished Death would, himself, indeed go silently into that good night.”

These two promise to be a lot of fun. It’s a strange mix of emotion when a story is done. I’m always happy to have completed a project, proud of all of my blood, sweat and tears on the page, but I’ll miss those familiar voices in my head. Even though there are always new tenants waiting to take their places and other stories to tell.