It’s Release Day! (Sort of…) with @LynnRush

ReleaseDaywithSitesThere’s layers to that “sort of” and it’s kind of boring. What’s important is that January Black and the Touch of Frost series are both LIVE, in ebook and PRINT, on Amazon and other fine internet retailers. (Links are posted below.) And we’re celebrating with a giveaway!

Prizes are: #1: $25 e card, #2: Magical Swag Pack from Wendy Russo; #3: Frosty Swag Pack from Lynn Rush.  GIVEAWAY is Open 12/15-12/31/14. You can enter the drawing by clicking on the Rafflecopter link.


And join us tonight on Facebook for a few hours of guest authors, games, fun, and prizes!

January Black’s Links:

Kindle | Print | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | Shelve on Goodreads

Touch of Frost Links:

Kindle | Amazon Print | Kindle UK | Kindle CA | Barnes & Noble | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

Absolute Zero:
Kindle USA | Amazon Print | Kindle UK | Kindle CA | Barnes & Noble | Barnes & Noble Print | Kobo | iBooks

Kindle USA | Amazon Print | Kindle UK | Kindle CA | Barnes & Noble | Barnes & Noble Print | Kobo | iBooks


BLACK FRIDAY SALE! 40+ Crescent Moon Press ebooks for $0.99 each!

There is a Huge Black Friday .99 Kindle SALE! Check out some of these great authors below and don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter for your chance to win lots of fun stuff!

The sale runs from Black Friday to New Years, so lots of time to buy LOTS AND LOTS OF FABULOUS BOOKS published by Crescent Moon Press!


Caden’s Fate, by Kate McKeever

Fairyproof, by Constance Phillips

Resurrecting Harry, by Constance Phillips

Speak of the Devil, by Shawna Romkey

The Devil Made Me Do It, by Shawna Romkey

What Gifts She Carried, by Lindsey Loucks

The Grave Winner, by Lindsey Loucks

Violet Midnight, by Lynn Rush

Violet Dawn, by Lynn Rush

Violet Storm, by Lynn Rush

Wasteland, by Lynn Rush

Awaited, by Lynn Rush

Tainted, by Lynn Rush

Prelude to Darkness, by Lynn Rush

Son of a Mermaid, by Katie O’Sullivan

Blood of a Mermaid, by Katie O’Sullivan

Wanted: One Ghost, by Loni Lynne

Ruined, by Kinley Baker

Denied, by Kinley Baker

Endured, by Kinley Baker

Gemini Rising, by Louann Carroll

A Shadow of Time, by Louann Carroll

Dakota Capitve, by Alythia Brown

Sorrow’s Point, by Danielle DeVor

Sorrow’s Edge, by Danielle DeVor

Red, by Reese Reed

The Memory Witch, by Heather Topham Wood

Not Your Average Fairy Tale, by Chantele Sedgwick

Not Your Average Happy Ending, Chantele Sedgwick

A Stiff Kiss, by Avery Olive

Won’t Let Go, by Avery Olive

Idyllic Avenue, by Chad Ganske

Rift Healer, by Diane M Haynes

Still Hunt, by Diane M Haynes

First Contact, by Kat Green

Citizens of Logan Pond: Life, by Rebecca Belliston

Irons in the Fire, by Penelope Marzec

The Company You Keep, by Penelope Marzec

Kiss of Blarney, by Penelope Marzec

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Happy Anniversary January Black!

After five months of writing, a year of editing, a year and a half of querying agents and publishers, and another 9 months of editing, my debut novel January Black was released on January 15, 2013. It’s been an exiting year of promotions, giveaways, and an AWARD!

But it hasn’t all been roses. Quarter 2, 2013, sales were rather disappointing, and while I anticipated that Quarter 3 would be better, I learned just yesterday that it wasn’t. I didn’t publish to make money. In fact, I went into 2013 with the thought I was was going to spend a lot of money and I was going to have fun. And I did both! But, the $8.57 Q3 royalty report convinced me that that a choice I made a while back was the right one for my career as an author.

I bought the Cassandra Clare books for a 100th Amazon Review Giveaway. Up to now, I’ve managed to acquire reviews from 51 awesome readers. But, when I decided that January 15 was the date I would halt most publicity for January Black, I decided to include the books in the anniversary giveaway. I still hope to get to 100 one of these days, but I don’t want these fabulous books sitting on my bookshelf collecting dust in the meantime. I bought them for a January Black fan. Readers who love my book (though seemingly few) are engaged right now. It seems a tragedy to keep the books to myself just because I’m 49 reviews short of my goal.

Today, I am turning my attention to future releases. Two are series that share an altered timeline (one YA Paranormal, one NA scifi). There is suspense novella that is currently with beta readers, and a two volume epic high fantasy that has been sitting on my shelf for 14 years. I hope to publish one or more of these pieces this year. I also hope that they will help draw to January Black the attention I believe with my whole heart that it truly deserves.

Now, without further ado, the winners of the January Black Anniversary giveaway.

According to the drawing rules that I posted on the main page of my blog, the winner of The Infernal Devices needs to have completed one of two tasks: purchase January Black OR post a review on Amazon. Names drawn would be checked against the report from Rafflecopter for completion of one of those tasks, and the lesser prizes would be awarded until Rafflecopter offered up the name of a grand prize eligible entrant. As it happens, there are 4 prizes, and the fourth name drawn was on the reviewer list.

The January Black prize pack goes to:

Shamara Catama


The $10 Amazon Gift Card goes to:

Donna Reynolds


The signed paperback of Toni de Palma’s “The Devil’s Triangle” goes to:

Francis Hernandez


And, finally, the signed, hardcover copies of The Infernal Devices go to:

Charitini Neofotistou

Charitini posted her reviews of January Black on Goodreads and Amazon on January 12, 2014. I promised that I would award the prize if the review were rave or scathe, but I’m happy to hear that she liked the book.



Congratulations ladies. I will be emailing you today and you will have 24 hours to respond to me with mailing addresses, or new winners will be drawn. Happy New Year, everyone. I hope to get in some productive writing time soon, so continue following my social media posts for updates on my new work.

My Anniversary Giveaway – January 15



To celebrate my 1st anniversary as a published author, I am giving away SIGNED, hardcover copies of Cassandra Clare’s “The Infernal Devices” to someone who has either purchased or reviewed January Black.

Click here for the rules and Rafflecopter Link.






January Black Christmas Sale – Kindle $2.99 – One Week Only


Giveaway Details

A rafflecopter will be open December 11-January 14, with the usual tasks (liking FB pages, sending tweets, and sharing posts.)

There will also be special tasks worth more points for:

  1. reviews of January Black posted on Amazon
  2. reviews posted on Goodreads/B&, and
  3. purchase codes from this Christmas sale (If you have purchase codes for an Amazon purchase prior to the event, that’s cool too.)

There are three prizes to be drawn on January 15th.

  1. A January Black prize pack.
  2. A $10 Amazon gift card.
  3. Grand Prize: A SIGNED, hardcover set of Cassandra Clare’s “The Infernal Devices.”

The first name drawn will be checked for special tasks #1 (amazon review) or #3 (Amazon purchase code), one of which is REQUIRED to win the books. If #1 or #3 is not complete, the name will receive the January Black prize pack.

The second name drawn will be checked for special tasks #1 and #3. If one is not complete, the name will receive the $10 Amazon Gift Card.

After that, names will be drawn until an entrant that has completed task #1 or #3 has been selected and verified.

Note: This prize was purchased by me. Cassandra Clare is not connected with this event in any way.

The winners will have 24 hours to respond to notification emails. If a response is not received within that time frame, another winner will be drawn.

This giveaway is International. If you purchase January Black or leave a review of 20 words or more, I will happily send you the Cassandra Clare books, wherever you are in the world.

This event is subject to change. Updates will be posted here.

1000 Facebook Likes


That’s right! It’s giveaway time. To say thank you to all of the wonderful people who have “liked” me on Facebook, I’m giving away some cool stuff:

Without further ado…


Request #JanuaryBlack at the Library!


Request January Black at your local Library. On June 1st, I will donate a copy of January Black to a library in the winner’s name.

Click here for the Rafflecopter.

The Rafflecopter will be open until midnight, May 31, 2013, US Central Daylight Time.

600 Likes on Facebook!


No hoops to jump through today. The rafflecopter is simply collecting entries.

Enter your name into the Rafflecopter.

The Rafflecopter will be open until midnight, US Central Daylight Time (five hours.)

Good Luck!

500 Likes on Facebook! Game


Beth Reekles, 17, of South Wales, was offered seven figures for her YA romance, The Kissing Booth, by Random House. (Photo: Wales Online)

While Reekles is a member of an exclusive club of young adults, she is also among the older teen set of authors.

Born in 1958, a girl caught the attention of Pantheon Books after her parents submitted the story she wrote for her grandmother.

1. What was her name?
2. What was the title?
3. And how old was she?

You are playing for a January Black prize pack, and you must answer all three questions correctly.

Answers must be entered into this Rafflecopter.

The Rafflecopter will be open until midnight, US Central Daylight Time (five hours.)

Good Luck!

400 Likes on Facebook! Game


Emma Thompson as Professor Trelawney in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Property of Warner Brothers)

Emma Thompson was the second choice of the casting director, and she accepted the role to impress her then 4-year-old daughter. The actress who was offered the role first, but declined, played a supernatural character in a film starring Keanu Reeves.

Who was the actress? Which Keanu Reeves movie? And what was her character’s name in that movie?

Please do NOT answer in the comments.

Answers must be entered into this Rafflecopter.
All three answers must be correct to win.

The Rafflecopter will be open until midnight, US Central Daylight Time (five hours.)

Good Luck!