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CONTEST: Fantasy For Good – charity antho for colon cancer research

(Cross-posted from my blog. Jackie has a blog — who knew?)

Today is December 9, 2014, and you know what that means — it’s the day after my birthday! And **that** means today is launch day for FANTASY FOR GOOD: A charitable anthology from Nightscape Press! **throws confetti**

All proceeds go directly to The Colon Cancer Alliance.

I couldn’t be prouder to be part of this amazing lineup. Check out the Table of Contents:

Horseman, Pass By – An Introduction — Trent Zelazny
The Edge of Magic — Henry Szabranski
Annual Dues — Ken Scholes
The Kitsune’s Nine Tales — Kelley Armstrong
Elroy Wooden Sword — S.C. Hayden
In the Lost Lands — George R.R. Martin
Worms Rising From the Dirt — David Farland
Snow Wolf and Evening Wolf — James Enge
Knight’s Errand — Jane Lindskold
Languid in Rose — Frances Silversmith
Green They Were, and Golden-Eyed — Alan Dean Foster
Golden — Todd McCaffrey
Mountain Spirit — Piers Anthony
Moon Glass — Megan Moore
The George Business — Roger Zelazny
Only the End of the World Again — Neil Gaiman
Lenora of the Low — Marina J. Lostetter
Trufan Fever — Katharine Kerr
Undying Love — Jackie Kessler - wahoo! Me! Me! Me!
Dancing With the Mouse King — Carrie Vaughn
Showlogo — Nnedi Okorafor
The Bluest Hour — Jaye Wells
Pandal Food — Samit Basu
Loincloth — Kevin J Anderson and Rebecca Moesta
Man of Water — Kyle Aisteach
Bones of a Righteous Man — Michael Ezell
Time’s Mistress — Steven Savile
Little Pig, Berry Brown and the Hard Moon — Jay Lake
The Grenade Garden — Michael Moorcock
Sand and Teeth — Carmen Tudor
The Seas of Heaven — David Parish-Whittaker

Do the right thing: Get your copy of FANTASY FOR GOOD today. Go to the Nightscape Press website to order the hard copy, Kindle or (AND) other e-book formats. (Makes a great holiday gift!)


(This part isn’t cross-posted from my blog! Yes, Jackie has a blog. Actually, two of them! Again, who knew?)

Because I am bad at math, I will have an extra copy of FANTASY FOR GOOD. Comment below for a chance to win! Will ship anywhere. (And even if you enter for a free copy, please consider purchasing a copy too. Charity, folks. ‘Tis the season.) To enter, in the comments tell me one thing you’re looking forward to in 2015. Contest will be open until I receive the extra copy of the anthology — could be a few days, could be next week. COULD BE TOMORROW. So enter now!

Foresworn-Fun Blog Tour Stops

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There is so much going on over the next couple of weeks with FORESWORN's blog tour with The Fantastic Flying Book Club! I'm having a blast. FORESWORN is on five blogs today.  At the Teen Readers' Diary, I gave them the entire playlist along with … [Continue reading]

Mysterious Lake Music

FORESWORN releases next week. This is the conclusion to the Norse paranormal romance trilogy I released with Harlequin Teen Digital. There is a lot of action, romance and yes, you do get to be with all three sisters together finally. ;) I loved … [Continue reading]

Halloween shenanigans!

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Halloween Treat!


Here's a cool Halloween Treat for you guys! A couple of Harlequin Teen books were picked for a fun three day promotional price drop at Google Play. You can pick up FORETOLD for $1.99 and Gena Showalter's ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND for just $2.99. These … [Continue reading]