Winner of AHOW, and More Chances to Win Prizes

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.

And the Winners Are…

I used a random generator to draw names from the 16 eligible entrants and the winners of a copy of Behind the Red Door are:

  • Jeanne St. James
  • Savannah Chase

Please email me at jackie at jackie barbosa.com with your snail mail address, and I will get your signed copy in the mail.

And to all those who didn’t win, there will be more opportunities coming up. In fact, I’ll be doing another giveaway at the Aphrodisia Authors blog tomorrow, so be sure to check out my post there outlining the details. And I’ll be giving away a full fifteen copies during the month of May at the historical extravaganza on Emma Petersen’s blog. And there will be more even than that, so stay tuned for details.

On Monday, I’ll be opening a new contest for a signed copy of Ann Aguirre’s awesome urban fantasy, Blue Diablo. I read this book on the way to and from Philly, and loved it. And wept a little with envy. Ann is a freakishly talented writer whose books grab you by the throat and don’t let go…even when you’re finished reading them. I still can’t stop thinking about Corine and Chase!

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Especially, apparently, to those who wait at airports!

Last week, I had to fly to Philadelphia and back for business. And I spent far too much time in airports as a result. I didn’t really expect any reward for my trouble, but when I arrived home on Friday, I found a box from Kensington Publishing containing…

THESE!

I was shocked, as I really didn’t expect to see my author copies until sometime next month. And I have to admit, I have had a wonderful time touching them, smelling them, and opening them up to random pages to read my own words. It’s almost…surreal.

But all of this is good for you, too. In celebration, I’ll be giving away two signed copies to random blog commentators. This means you could be getting a sneak peek of what’s behind the red door a full month before it’s available in bookstores!

I’ll be open for comments for until Friday, when I’ll draw a winner. And on the day I draw that winner, I’ll be opening a NEW contest for a signed copy of Ann Aguirre’s amazing Blue Diablo, which I read on the plane to and from Philly and which I can recommend as one of the best books I’ve read in 2009.