Regal Literary Giveaway

WERegal Literary has resolved to give away more books than ever in 2012 so they’re giving away a copy of Josh Bazell’s forthcoming WILD THING, his sequel to 2009’s BEAT THE REAPER. (As a bonus, they’re also giving away a few copies of BEAT THE REAPER, in case you missed out on how it all began!) The giveaway is open until February 8th on their site at

Dr. Pietro Brnwa is on the run from the mob he used to kill for. With a new name and a new job that’s tolerable only because it keeps him alive, he’s looking for a way to hurt the mob so badly that it will leave him alone forever.

Dr. Violet Hurst is a sexy and self-destructive paleontologist in the employ of a reclusive billionaire whose obsession with an urban legend living in the woods of Minnesota can’t possibly be justified. Or can it?

The offer of a job protecting Violet could be just the opportunity Pietro’s been looking for. It could also be a hellish morass of murder, corruption, insanity, and international drug smuggling, not to mention the occasional lake monster. But what are the odds of that?

Things are about to get wild.

“It’s so rare that you see a really brilliant writer who is committed, 100%, in every sentence, to giving you a good time. Bazell is, and he does.” – Lev Grossman, Time

I’m on their mailing list because I’ve tried to win some of their giveaways and thought I’d pass this one along.

Regal Literary YA Summer Giveaway

Regal Literary Inc. is holding a giveaway. The May giveaway of Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard is over but it’s not too late to register for the other two books.

They’re Possession by Elana Johnson and A Scary Scene in a Scary Movie by Matt Blackstone. Stop on by – you may find something good to read by the campfire.

Giveaway of Sparks and Shadows by Lucy A. Snyder

Sparks and Shadows New Cover

Lucy A. Snyder is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels Spellbent and Shotgun Sorceress and the collections Sparks and Shadows, Chimeric Machines, and Installing Linux on a Dead Badger. Her writing has appeared in Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, Hellbound Hearts, Masques V, Doctor Who Short Trips: Destination Prague, Chiaroscuro, GUD, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.

She’s at the World Fantasy Convention this weekend and Shotgun Sorceress went on sale this week.  I’m holding the giveaway to celebrate the release date and introduce more people to her work.

Lucy and I live in the same city but never connected until the Ohioana Book Festival in May.  This is a signed copy of Sparks and Shadows.  It’s the only place you can read “Forgetting”, my Story of the Month pick.

You can receive an entry by leaving a comment that you’re interested in this book.  Contest is open to International entries.  The randomizer at will pick a winner at 11pm Eastern on 11/1/2010.

Good luck!

CSN Stores Giveaway

I can be indecisive when it comes to things I may have around for a long time.  Whatever I get must be something I’ll like for a long while and won’t break after six months. 

When we decided to buy new bedroom furniture we knew the most important thing would be the bed.  What would be best?  A platform bed, a sleigh bed and so on.  The new bedroom furniture is still on hold.

When CSN Stores approached me about reviewing a product of theirs it took me a week or so to decide I might want an immersion blender.  It’s autumn and soups are a good way to stay warm for the next six months.  Wouldn’t it be perfect to make some soups and freeze them for NaNoWriMo?  It would be perfect but I’m not feeling ambitious right now.

So you get a chance to do what you want with a $75 CSN Stores gift certificate!  What might you spend your gift certificate on?  Take a look around at their stores  a little so you won’t be indecisive like me.  All you have to do to sign up for the giveaway is leave a comment to let me know you’re interested.  I’ll pick a winner on October 17th at 10:00pm Eastern using my favorite randomizer,  If you’re shipping address is in Canada the item(s) you order may have additional shipping or international charges.

Giveaway and Recipe Exchange from Two Writing Friends

Oh!  I nearly forgot to tell you about a current giveaway and an upcoming recipe exchange.

Rhonda Parrish is giving away a copy of Shades of Greenon Goodreads.  The contest ends on September 30th.  I reviewed Shades of Green in February and followed that up with an interview.

Starting October 5th, Beth Cato is holding a recipe exchange to celebrate the publication of her story, “A Recipe for Rain and Rainbows” in Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia.  It’s an anthology of 13 stories and poems with a foreward by Lucy A. Snyder.  The recipe exchange should give you a head start on holiday goodies.

CSN Stores Gift Certificate Giveaway!

We moved into our house on 7/4/2007 and were furniture shopping three days later during the Lucky Seven sales that were happening everywhere.  The furniture didn’t get delivered until October.  We bought three lamps shortly afterwards from CSN Lighting which all arrived quickly and in good shape. 

I was excited when the opportunity came up to hold this giveaway for a CSN Stores $60 Gift Certificate for my readers because I had such a positive experience with the lamps we bought.  After three years the house isn’t entirely the way we’d like it.  We’ve talked about replacing our dishware but first I want to get new dining room furniture to help set the tone.

With over 200 CSN Stores to choose from, I don’t think it would be difficult to find something to spend the $60 on.  Maybe you want a new writing desk or some mixing bowls to make your favorite cookies.  It doesn’t matter, just know that if you’re shipping address is in Canada the item(s) you order may have additional shipping or international charges with your order.

All you have to do to sign up for the giveaway is leave a comment to let me know you’re interested.  I’ll pick a winner on August 1st at 11:00pm using my favorite randomizer,

Good luck!