Day Deux – Beautifully Burned Blog Tour

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Happy Tuesday! Here are all the places I am today…leave your stapler behind and say hi. It will be okay, I promise.

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Day 1 Blog Tour – Beautifully Burned

Happy Monday, people! Well, as happy as a Monday can be…

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Today is the kickoff to the week-long blog tour for Beautifully Burned through the fabulous Bewitching Book Tours, and of course I’m giving stuff away. Not only is there a $50 Amazon gift card going out, but there are two prize packs too. In line with my dreamcaster theme, one prize pack includes things to help you sleep (fuzzy sheep slippers, anyone?), and the other is to keep you awake (I needed an excuse to give away chocolate covered coffee beans).

Today, I’m at:

Books,Dreams,Life
Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang!
Stop by and say hi!
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Rendezvous With Yesterday – The Gifted Ones Book #2 by Dianne Duvall

I’m so psyched to share the cover for Dianne Duvall’s Rendezvous With Yesterday (The Gifted Ones, #2) AND an amazing pre-order giveaway!
 RENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY
The Gifted Ones Book 2
By Dianne Duvall
Coming October 17, 2016
Special Pre-Order Discounted Price—$4.99
Modern-day bounty hunter Bethany Bennett helps her brother track two fugitives to a forest outside of Houston, Texas. But what should have been a routine apprehension of two bail skippers spirals out of control and ends in violence. After Beth and her brother are both seriously injured, a mysterious figure suddenly looms over her. And, when the smoke clears, Beth finds herself not only in another place, but in another time.
As Lord Robert, Earl of Fosterly, attempts to identify and track down the nameless enemy who has been plaguing his lands and people with violence, the most peculiar woman stumbles into his path. Small, vulnerable, yet possessed of a bold, fiery spirit and wicked sense of humor, she persists in dubbing Robert and his men members of something called a medieval reenactment group . . . until she sees his castle and labels herself mad. It seems bounty hunter Bethany Bennett has come to him from the future, bringing with her laughter and chaos, swiftly winning the hearts of his people and inspiring within him a love he thought he would never experience again. But when Robert discovers a way for her to return to her time, will the love they share be enough to keep them together?
Now Available for Pre-Order! 

 And don’t miss the book that started it all!
A Sorceress of His Own (The Gifted Ones, #1) 





About the Author:
Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series and The Gifted Ones series. Her books have twice been nominated for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance and are routinely deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews, and/or Night Owl Reviews. Reviewers have called Dianne’s books “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews), “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly), “extraordinary” (Long and Short Reviews), and “wonderfully imaginative” (The Romance Reviews).

Dianne loves all things creative. When she isn’t writing, Dianne is active in the independent film industry and has even appeared on-screen, crawling out of a moonlit grave and wielding a machete like some of the vampires she has created in her books.

For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and more, please visit www.DianneDuvall.com. You can also find Dianne online . . .

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Rendezvous With Yesterday Pre-Order Giveaway!
To celebrate the upcoming release and to thank readers who pre-order Rendezvous With Yesterday, Dianne is launching a big Pre-Order Giveaway with multiple prizes, including Amazon Gift Cards, tote bags, signed books, coffee mugs, and more.  You can learn more on her website — www.DianneDuvall.com — or fill out the form below to enter to win:

 

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Giveaways and some Supernatural

Happy Thursday, everyone! I’m over at the Otherworld Diner today, comparing Daxen from Beautifully Burned to my boys, the Winchesters from Supernatural. And it’s another chance to enter the $25 Amazon giftcard giveaway…the hour countdown is on, so hurry up and enter, people!

And there’s still time to enter the other two giveaways going on, a $10 Amazon giftcard at I Smell Sheep and Godiva truffles at Tome Tender.

His slow smile stole the rest of her breath and knocked her flat on her butt. Luckily, he caught her before she fell.

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Whoop De Doo

Happy Tuesday, people! Today is release day for Beautifully Burned, which is, of course, super-exciting. For me, at least. 🙂 And of course, I’m celebrating and you’re invited. I’m all over the map today, but wherever I am, I’m giving stuff away, so I hope to see you! You can find me at:

I Smell Sheep – and there’s a $10 Amazon giftcard up for grabs!

Tome Tender – stop by for the chance to win some Godiva chocolate. You’re welcome.

What’s Beyond Forks? – one of my favorite bloggers ever!

The giveaway for a $25 Amazon giftcard is still running, and you can enter at these blogs:

Celia Breslin – Author of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance (seriously love Celia and her books!)

Georgia Lyn Hunter – author of the amazing Fallen Guardians and Warlords of Empyria (and all-around amazing person)

A Thousand Words a Million Books – book boyfriends, anyone?

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Something Witchy Kiss

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Book Boyfriends and Giveaway

Happy Saturday, everyone! I’m over at the fabulous A Thousand Words, a Million Books today talking about a handful of favorite book boyfriends. Stop by and say hi – I’m also giving away a $25 Amazon gift card, you know, so you can find some MORE book boyfriends! And maybe to celebrate the upcoming release of Beautifully Burned on August 23. Oh, look! Another book boyfriend!

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She'd called him from the past

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Write Now! Workshop

When I got the rights back to Wonderfully Wicked, I was a little lost. I don’t regret publishing it first with a small publishing house because it was a great learning experience and I met some fantastic people, some who I still stay connected to. But at the same time, I expected the publishing experience to be, well…more. It was super-exciting to have a publisher want my story, but I learned that not all editors are created equal. I learned that while you might have a little bit of say in the cover, it’s pretty much out of your hands. And I learned that a publisher expects you to wear your promotion hat a lot, even though they get the larger profit portion. Essentially, being published burst my newbie author bubble.

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I’d never considered self-publishing before, mostly because of the stigma, the misconceptions I had before doing my research. To a lot of people, “self-publish” is synonymous with “you’re not good enough for a publisher.” Nowadays, I believe that has changed dramatically. Authors are learning the ropes, that they can make more money by cutting out the middle men while having complete control. All that promotion is entirely on you, as well as the profits.

Now, my second self-published book, Beautifully Burned, will be released next week – hooray!

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But I wouldn’t have made it to this place without the knowledge of the amazing Kitty Bucholtz, who guided me step-by-step through the entire self-publishing process. Not only is she a self-published author herself, she’s taught hundreds of writers how to improve their writing and publish their books, and right now sign-ups are happening for her next self-publishing course. There are even some bonuses for signing up before August 15:

7 Ways to Market and Promote Your Book Without Breaking the Bank, PINTEREST for the Confused and Terrified Writer LIVE private webinar, and a 30-minute coaching call with Kitty.

Don’t lollygag…space is limited to 50 students, and there’s a special price offer going on right now. Kitty makes the whole process easy to understand, from ISBNs to keywords to easy how-to instructions for uploading to sale outlets, and taking her class gives you access to the private Facebook group for questions and support. If you want to know how this whole self-publishing gig works, Kitty’s your gal.

Want more details? Check it out here:  Write Now! Workshop

ABOUT KITTY BUCHOLTZ

KittyIn addition to writing romantic comedies and superhero urban fantasy, Kitty is a total geek for anything related to brains. (No, she’s not a zombie.) She loves reading about how to improve organizational and time management skills, and studying how to use our brains to improve every area of our lives.

In 2011, she decided to combine her undergraduate degree in business, her years of experience in accounting and finance, and her Master of Arts degree in creative writing to become a writer-turned-independent-publisher. Though her husband thinks she just likes to be the center of attention, Kitty thoroughly enjoys sharing what she’s learned with others, which is why she teaches as often as she can.

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Stranger Things – Netflix Awesomeness

I feel it’s my duty to gush about amazing things I happen to stumble upon (or am guided to, in this particular case), and this. THIS!

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One of my fellow Supernatural-loving friends told me about this show, and then one of my author friends mentioned it too, so I thought why not check it out? My friend (Brian, I’m not sure if I should curse you or bless you) had sent me the link to the first 8 minutes of the first episode, and you know, I can spare 8 minutes in my zero free time, right? And this happened…

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People, I never TV binge. NEVER. Like I said, zero free time. But you know what I did? Instead of wisely using my precious time like a good writer (I mean, I work full-time, I have a novel to finish, another novella with a deadline, and a blog tour at the end of the month, so nope. I’ve got nothing to do!), instead I stayed up until the wee hours of night, watching until my eyes burned. Then I got up in the morning and binged until the final episode.

IT WAS GLORIOUS.

Stranger Things is a combination of Goonies, Supernatural, and the Bourne movies. There is the totally loveable, geeky middle school tribe of D&D lovers who are into science and think girls are gross. The older, straight-laced sister on the verge of acceptance by dating the “popular” guy. The outcast, sensitive boy who adores the girl from afar…until danger draws them together. The emotionally-scarred sheriff who doesn’t care until some serious stuff drags him back into life. The crackpot mom (played by Winona Ryder) who works all the time just to provide for her boys and isn’t about to sit around when one of them goes missing. The fenced-off government lab where a no-morals scientist conducts experiments…and the girl who escapes. Then there’s the scary THING that ties everyone together.

I’ll just leave it at that because I don’t want to spoil anything for you. Every episode is epic, the perfect mixture of laughs and nostalgia, heartache and triumph, terror and friendship, mystery and mild romance. It’s television at its finest…but be warned. Don’t start watching until you have the eight or so hours to keep watching until the final episode. It’s that good, and in case you don’t believe me, here’s the first eight minutes that HOOKED ME LIKE A FREAKIN’ HAPPY FISH. And if you don’t have Netflix, guess what? First month’s free.

Now you have something to do this weekend. You’re welcome.

On a side note, there’s a Goodreads giveaway going on for a signed paperback of Wonderfully Wicked, so if you haven’t snagged yourself a copy, enter to win!

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And in case you hadn’t heard, Beautifully Burned is up for pre-order – coming August 23!

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-There's no going back.- His voice, deep and hypnotic as the night, tingled over her skin.

 

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Beautifully Burned – #2 in the Dreamcaster Series

Hey, hey, hey…look what’s up for pre-order! It took longer than I wanted, with more sweat and swearing than I expected, but at last Daxen’s story is polished up and ready to roll. Lydon, Kalila, and the rest of the gang from Wonderfully Wicked make an appearance, so there are some familiar faces, but Beautifully Burned can be read as a stand alone too. Either way, it’s a win-win. 🙂 August 23 is the date, people. Whoop!

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Grandma warned me to resist him.

I know what he is. Even if he doesn’t sparkle in the sun, hiss at holy water, or go by the traditional name of vampire, I know.

He doesn’t want or need my blood. He wants my dreams…more specifically, my nightmares. And I’ve got oodles of those, so many they leak.

He’s emotionally scarred, growly, dangerous, and kindles all my senses.  Love isn’t on his agenda. Having him for a guardian isn’t on my list of fun, either. My touch sends him into darkness.

I shouldn’t want him.

I can’t want him.

But I do.

If I surrender instead of escape, I’ll lose everything–my sister, my will, my life. Gran forgot to tell me the most important detail of all: how am I supposed to resist him when he’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of?

Beautifully Burned is told in dual, third person, and may be read as a stand alone.

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Freebie!

In case you missed the memo, Wonderfully Wicked, the first in my Dreamcaster Series is free for two days…today and tomorrow (ebook only). Grab a copy!

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