Winner of Blue Diablo (and other news)

(Drum roll, please…)

The winner of the signed copy of Blue Diablo with her heart-wrenching tale of economic woe is HockeyVampiress! Please email me at jackie at jackiebarbosa dot com as soon as possible with a snail mail address and I will pop it into the mail to you!

In other news, I’m over at The Romance Studio blog today talking about what’s behind the Red Door, and giving away another free copy. Don’t miss it!

Also, today my CP and best bud Emma Petersen launched We Heart the Historical month on her blog with a post from Dear Author’s Jane Litte. Don’t miss it and don’t miss all the other great authors who’ll be stopping by to guest blog during the month of May, including, but not limited to:

And there’ll be free books! What more could you ask?

Win A Signed Copy of Blue Diablo

A couple of weeks ago, the fabulously talented Ann Aguirre was in town for a book signing, and I got two copies of Blue Diablo, both signed, one for me and one for…one of you!

Now, I’m sure you’ve heard the “buzz” around this book, and it’s totally deserved. I gobbled it up in two helpings, half on a plane on the way to Philadelphia and half on the way back.

I’m the first to admit that I’m not usually a big fan of the urban fantasy genre, but because I loved the Sirantha Jax books so much (space opera is up my alley–hello, Star Trek fan!), it was a foregone conclusion that I had to give Blue Diablo a chance. And I am not sorry I did. Every element of this book is exquisite, from the way the setting weaves its way into scenes as if the places were characters themselves to the crackling tension between Corine and Chance. I loved this book and didn’t want it to be over!

So, you want a copy? All right, fair enough. Here’s the contest. In the comments, give me your best reason for why you haven’t yet bought Blue Diablo. On Friday, I’ll pick the best, most creative excuse…er, reason, and award my spare signed copy to that commenter.

Think hard. Your reason’s gotta be a good one!

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!