Dark Tide Rising WINNERS!

I always love giveaway days, but today is super duper especially special. I get to announce the winners of the giveaway of MY book. *Sigh*. I’m a happy girl. I chose the winners by giving each commenter of the giveaway posts a number. Then I went to random.org and let the numbers roll.

The winners are…(drumroll, please!!!)

ADUB

and

AUBREE!

YAY! I’m super excited! I’ll be contacting you both via email shortly to get your mailing addresses. Thanks for entering everyone!

Also, in other news, I’m having a signing, Q&A, and reading tomorrow morning at 10am at Main Street Cafe in Manteca, CA. I’ll have books on hand (what an ordeal it was to get them delivered here through all the storms, let me tell you) and I would absolutely, positively love to see you there!

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Dark Tide Rising Giveaway!

I’m giving away two signed copies of Dark Tide Rising! I’ll also be throwing in a few Dark Tide Rising bookmarks courtesy of Brenda Pandos.

Rules to enter:

~Contest open to US Residents only
~Be a Follower of my blog (All you’ve got to do is click Follow on the right sidebar and enter your email address. I’ll never spam you–promise.)
~Comment this post answering the following question:

In Dark Tide Rising, police sergeant Mark Thurgood is deathly afraid of the ocean. What are you deathly afraid of?

~Winner will be selected using Random.org
~Contest ends one month from today: February 24th at 9pm. Winner to be contacted via email then announced through a subsequent blog post.

Also, today’s Monday! Know what that means? It’s time to meet other authors and writers!

It’s Meet an Author Monday!

READERS:

Follow as many authors as you like. Just follow the Linky list and hop from author to author. The idea is to find as many “new to you” authors as you can, and hopefully some great new reading material as well. Leave a comment as you hop from blog to blog! We’d love to chat with you!

AUTHORS:

Follow the Meet an author Monday host (Cali Cheer Mom) along with any of the wonderfully talented authors on the list.
You will need to enter your name and blog url into the Linky tool.
Grab our super cute button and place it in a post. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!) If you don’t create a post for the hop, your readers won’t have a place to comment, and the hop will stop with you. So create a post, paste in the Linky code and start hopping!
The purpose of the hop is to meet “new to you” authors and discover great new reads. Follow as many authors as you can. Leave a comment and introduce yourself!
If you’d like to share the Linky list in a post on your blog ( Please do!) just follow the link and grab the code.

Dark Tide Rising Love and Some Giveaways

Okay, there’s a few things to mention today, none of which are normal Monday things like school and work, and all of them make me very, VERY happy.

Catch Dark Tide Rising as the featured novel over at Mithril Wisdom. You just missed his 100 Follower giveaway but the blog is informative and witty and you can really hear Mithril’s voice through the posts. Could you ask for anything more from a writer? I think not.

Also, romance authors Tina Folsom and Bella Andre (all-around great gals and fellow members of SFARWA) are giving away Nook colors. The requirements to enter are super easy and best of all: THEY’RE FREE. Tina’s giveaway ends January 24th (That’s tomorrow folks!) at 9pm. Bella’s giveaway ends January 31st at 9pm so you have a bit more time.

And last but not least, I’m giving away two signed copies of Dark Tide Rising! I’ll throw in a few bookmarks too because they’re too beautiful not to pass around. (Geez, how many toos were in that sentence? Two too many. Ha!)

Rules to enter:

~Contest open to US Residents only
~Be a Follower of my blog (All you’ve got to do is click Follow on the right sidebar and enter your email address. I’ll never spam you–promise.)
~Comment this post answering the following question:

In Dark Tide Rising, police sergeant Mark Thurgood is deathly afraid of the ocean. What are you deathly afraid of?

~Winner will be selected using Random.org
~Contest ends one month from today: February 24th at 9pm. Winner to be contacted via email then announced through a subsequent blog post.

Giveaway Reminder! Goodies!

You’re invited to participate in the Fall in Love with Fall Book Giveaway! It ends on Halloween so don’t miss out.

Why:
It’s no secret Fall is my favorite season. Between the leaves changing color and the rainfall inspiring me to write, I’m happy as a clam.

Me+Happy=Book Giveaway!

Lucky for you, right?

What:
Victora Dahl’s award-winning novel Crazy for Love

And an autographed copy of Elizabeth Naughton’s Stolen Fury

How:
Being a follower of this blog is a must.

Enter the contest by commenting on this post or the original one from September (which can be found under “Pararomance Contests” under “Labels” on the sidebar).

Extra entries will count as follows:

+2 Adding this contest post to your sidebar (shoot me an email or mention it in the comment so I can check it out)
+2 Blogging about the contest (shoot me another email or another comment so I can give mad thanks)
+1 Twittering this post (make sure to add @KM_Miller so I know you did it)

When:
The contest will end October 31st. I mean, what other day in Fall would be more appropriate for a blog celebrating paranormal writing?!? (Now I wish I had some Halloween themed novels to dish out…maybe next year.)

Good luck and Happy Halloween! Be safe out there this weekend!

*Banished* Winner!

The winner of a signed copy of Sophie Littlefield’s Banished is Lora! Congratulations and thanks for taking the time to comment on her Author Spotlight! I’ll be contacting you shortly via email to get your address. *grin

In writing news, the final, “final”, okay, seriously final *NOW*, galley for Dark Tide Rising has been approved as of yesterday afternoon. (I wonder if editors hold a secret burning hatred for writers who find mistake after mistake in their final galleys? I couldn’t apologize enough through this process. I have the best editor in the world…and the most patient.) Now I’m only waiting on a release date, which I’m hoping is sooner rather than later.

Good things happening all around. Lora, I’ll be in touch. You’ll enjoy Banished, guaranteed.

Another Pararomance Giveaway!

You’re invited to participate in the Fall in Love with Fall Book Giveaway!

Why:
It’s no secret Fall is my favorite season. Between the leaves changing color and the rainfall inspiring me to write, I’m happy as a clam.

Me+Happy=Book Giveaway!

Lucky for you, right?

What:
Victora Dahl’s award-winning novel Crazy for Love

And an autographed copy of Elizabeth Naughton’s Stolen Fury

How:
Being a follower of this blog is a must. Enter the contest by commenting on this post. Extra entries will count as follows:

+2 Adding this contest post to your sidebar (shoot me an email or mention it in the comment so I can check it out)
+2 Blogging about the contest (shoot me another email or another comment so I can give mad thanks)
+1 Twittering this post (make sure to add @KM_Miller so I know you did it)

When:
The contest will end October 31st. I mean, what other day in Fall would be more appropriate for a blog celebrating paranormal writing?!? (Now I wish I had some Halloween themed novels to dish out…maybe next year.)

Good luck! *grin

100 Follower Winner!

Okay, first, I’m a little irritated. I made my first vlog (video blog) to announce the winner of the 100 Follower Contest but it was taking FOREVER to load. So, I apologize and will try to fix the problem by the next contest. The reason I wanted to vlog it was so you could see my genuine excitement when random.com randomly picked a winner!

Second, and much more importantly, I’m jumping over the moon because LYDIA KANG won Pararomance’s first contest! Please email me and let me know your prize of choice, either Lisa Sanchez’s paranormal romance Eve of Samhain or a $15 Starbucks Giftcard. I’ll get it in the mail ASAP so don’t forget to include your mailing address.

I’m so excited about all the entries and blog mentions and tweets and retweets…I can’t thank you all enough. I have plenty more things to giveaway so stay tuned.

Lydia Kang: congratulations again. To everyone else: thanks so much for participating in my first contest!

More RWA Orlando Stuff

I’m going to warn you–this will be a longer post. There’s just so much to tell. If you don’t want to hear ramblings about RWA National or see the weird pictures just scroll down below where I make a very cool announcement regarding the 100 Follower Contest!

First things first, I came upon these ladies in the “Hemisphere” portion of the Dolphin hotel:


The picture is proof how absolutely crazy writers are about books. (I am undoubtedly a part of that “crazy” label.) There were so many autographed books given during the signings that many needed boxes to mail home their things. Checked luggage wouldn’t cover it by a long shot. I just couldn’t believe their stash! They told me they’d fill all the boxes and then some. Insane. They were from North Carolina (or was it the South–forgive me ladies) and were very nice to let me take their picture to show you all the level of commitment to our favorite books and authors. I think it sums up the dedication well.

While walking through the hotel from one workshop to another, I couldn’t help but feel the hand of fate guiding me. I always seemed to find myself at the right place at the right time. I met some amazing people and learned great things from them. BUT I have to say I freaked out just as much when I talked to Allison Brennan as I did when I saw this in the lobby of the neighboring hotel.


There it was–staring me in the face. For those of you new to my blog, I’ve been an avid collector of anything Titanic since around 1992. It was beyond cool to see that even across the country, so far from things comfortable and familiar, something simple like a Titanic crate can make me feel like I’m home.

Then of course there was this kick-ass waterslide outside The Yacht Club.


I didn’t bring my bathing suit otherwise I might’ve given it a whirl.

I did, however, remember to bring my formal dress for the Golden Heart and Rita award ceremony. People were dressed to the hilt–I even saw a hoop skirt! You wouldn’t believe the extravagance of the night or the thrill of seeing the winners take their awards, hearing them make their tearful, joyous speeches unless you were there–and you really should be there next time. I didn’t make it to the award ceremony last year and now I really regret it. I didn’t realize how inspiring it would be…I want one of those Rita’s. Just one. I won’t be greedy. And I’ll get one if I wear my fingers down to nubs typing away all hours of the night…better get started, shouldn’t I?

Here’s a picture of our wonderful table who had to put up with my giddy-sleep-deprived-antics during each song. Sorry, gals, but I had too much fun with our finger kick-line, jazz hands, and awful karaoke style singing. (The awful was on my part, of course. You guys were great).

And now, for the announcement! Pararomance has reached 100 followers! Woohoo! We did it! Now I can start giving away some wicked cool stuff. I’m going to use a random number generator to pick the winner of Lisa Sanchez’s Eve of Samhain or a $15 Starbucks giftcard on Friday. You have until the end of the week to comment and enter the contest or tweet and blog about the contest to get your entries up. You can read all the rules on the “100 Follower Contest” tab above.

Good luck!

100 Follower Contest Goes On

I haven’t mentioned the 100-follower contest in awhile and it’s high time to refresh. You can find this info on the “100-follower contest” tab above, but just to save you the mouse click here’s the info again.

I’m giving away either a SIGNED copy of Lisa Sanchez’s paranormal romance novel, Eve of Samhain,

Or a $15.00 Starbucks Giftcard.

The winner will get to choose their reward, but I’d pity the fool (in Mr. T’s voice, of course) who turned down the chance to ogle Lisa’s super-sexy (yet adorably tortured) hero Quinn Donegan.

The rules are simple. To be entered, you must “Follow” my blog and leave a comment on the “Author Spotlight: Interview with Lisa Sanchez” post. You can find the post by clicking on the “Author Spotlight” label on the sidebar.

You also get one bonus entry for each thing you do on this list: (And who doesn’t love a bonus or two?)

+2 Adding this contest post to your sidebar (shoot me an email so I can check it out)
+2 Blogging about the contest (shoot me another email so I can give mad thanks)
+1 Twittering this post (make sure to add @KM_Miller so I know you did it)

*(Each of those above can only be done for bonus points once. Thanks to those of you who’d so graciously tweet the contest every day…but I couldn’t possibly add up all those bonus points until it ends.)

The winner will be announced once my “Follower” count reaches 100. On May 24th, 2010 I had 31 followers. As of today, July 1st, the tally’s up to 59! Thanks guys, we’re nearly there! Tell your friends and win some goodies!

Pararomance’s First Contest!

That’s right, I’m having a contest to reach 100 followers on my blog!

Let’s get to the goodies first…

I’m giving away either a SIGNED copy of Lisa Sanchez’s paranormal romance novel, Eve of Samhain,

Or a $15.00 Starbucks Giftcard.

The winner will get to choose their reward, but I’d pity the fool (in Mr. T’s voice, of course) who turned down the change to ogle Lisa’s super-sexy (yet adorably tortured) hero Quinn Donnegan.

The rules are simple. To be entered, you must “Follow” my blog and leave a comment on the “Author Spotlight with Lisa Sanchez” post which can be found under the “Author Spotlight” label on the sidebar.

You also get one bonus entry for each thing on this list: (And who doesn’t love a bonus or two?)

+2 Adding this contest post to your sidebar (shoot me an email so I can check it out)
+2 Blogging about the contest (shoot me another email so I can give mad thanks)
+1 Twittering this post (make sure to add @KM_Miller so I know you did it)

(Each of those above can only be done for bonus points once. Thanks to those of you who’d so graciously tweet the contest every day…but I couldn’t possibly add up all those bonus points until it ends.)

The winner will be announced once my “Follower” count reaches 100. As of May 25th, 2010 I have 35 followers. Shouldn’t take too long, right?

Let’s get this ball rolling and have some fun! Good luck!

Thanks to those of you who’ve already joined since the interview yesterday! Can’t wait to give away a copy of this book! (Or free coffee to one tired writer!)