All right, it’s Thursday. The randomizer spit out Sara Hurt as the winner of the copy of A Hint of Wicked. Sara, please email me at jackie at jackiebarbosa dot com with your snail mail address, and we’ll get it out to you!
Disappointed that you didn’t win? Well, there’s still a chance to win more prizes.
- Jennifer Haymore has an interview with me on her blog today and a chance to win a copy of Behind the Red Door.
- I’m also being interviewed by the lovely Beverley Kendall. If you enter her contest, you could win a copy of my book or a $15 gift certificate to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Fictionwise (winner’s choice).
- Tomorrow, Evangeline Collins, author of Her Ladyship’s Companion, will be here for an interview. She will also be giving away a copy of her book. You’ll be able to enter by commenting through next Monday. I’ll draw a random winner on Tuesday night and post on Tuesday.
Finally, official release day for Behind the Red Door is next Tuesday, but I am hearing rumors that it’s already appearing on bookstore shelves. So, in honor of the first books “in the wild,” I’m offering up a $15 gift certificate to my new favorite online and brick-and-mortar bookseller, Books A Million, to the first person who sends me a photo of Behind the Red Door on a shelf in a real, live bookstore. (I love their coupon deals!)
Also, since I’m currently in Dallas on business, I will give a $40 certificate to the retailer of your choice to anyone who can point me to a bookseller in/around downtown Dallas with copies on the shelves, as I will go there and sign stock tonight. You have to get to me by 5pm today, though, since I’m only here through tomorrow morning.
Okay, so it took me almost two weeks longer than I expected to get the new website up and running, but it’s here now and it’s gorgeous, isn’t it? (I can say that without sounding vain because I didn’t do the design. Frauke of Croco Designs is behind all this sultry goodness, and I am so grateful to her. I just couldn’t be more pleased.)
I’m not completely done jiggering with things. You may still find a few links that don’t work here and there. If you do find something broken, feel free to shoot me an email (you can click the Contact link…um, later today, lol).
But, now that it’s here at last, I’m pleased to announce some guest-bloggers who’ll be dropping by in the next few weeks.
- On Monday the 18th, I’ll be hosting a visit from Jennifer Haymore, whose debut release from Grand Central Publishing, A Hint of Wicked, will be out on June 1. (Actually, I just got an email from Books A Million a couple of days ago saying my copy had shipped, so technically, I guess it’s out now!)
Jennifer also writes for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, and NAL under the pen name Dawn Halliday. Watch for Dawn’s debut NAL release in July!
- On Friday the 22nd, Evangeline Collins will be here to talk about her debut release from NAL, Her Ladyship’s Companion. I am reading it as we speak, and loving it. (In the interest of full disclosure, I have to tell you that Evangeline and I share the same agent, so I am not at all surprised to discover she is fabulous!)
Evangeline is another author with an extensive background in epublishing. As Ava March, she writes Regency m/m historical romances. I haven’t had the opportunity to read one yet, but I am very intrigued and definitely want to ask her some questions about her experiences in epublishing and m/m romance fiction.
I also have a number of guest appearances of my own planned:
- On Wednesday, May 20, I’ll be guesting at Jennifer Haymore’s blog (and giving away a copy of Behind the Red Door).
- On Thursday, May 21, Beverley Kendall will be posting her interview with me on her site. She has a contest running all month that includes free books (including mine) and one $15 gift certificate.
- I’m the First Sale column guest on Dear Author on Monday, May 26.
- On Tuesday, May 26, I’ll be over at Tessa Dare’s blog, where we’ll be talking about the beauty (and pain) of writing short. (Be sure to check out Tessa’s Samhain novella, The Legend of the Werestag. I read it in ARC form, and it’s fabulous!)
Last but absolutely NOT least, the We Heart Historicals event is still in full swing at Emma Petersen’s blog. We’ve had a few technical glitches here and there, but we’re sorting them out!