Almost 300 Follower Giveaway Plus Shadow Cat Push!

We’re doing a progressive giveaway with unlimited prizes—well almost unlimited. 🙂 We have my husband’s wallet to consider.

Here’s the thing. I want to give away copies of my debut novel, Shadow Cat. I also know, not everyone who follows this blog is over 18,  and I don’t want to exclude my younger readers or those less inclined toward erotic works. Then there are others who’ve already read Shadow Cat and don’t need an extra copy taking up space. 🙂 Thank you for your support. Still, I want Shadow Cat to find homes with folks who truly want to read it. So anyone has the option of winning The Book Depository part of the giveaway without entering the Shadow Cat portion.

So what’s up for grabs?

Eric Randall’s plan is simple—fix the mess his researchers have created in Malaysia, experience the pleasures the country has to offer, and return to the comforts of America. All it takes is one beautiful aborigine, and Eric finds himself stranded in a world of Malaysian myths and legends.

A novice shaman amongst her people, Berani is free and independent. Yet all is not well in her homeland. Demons prey on her people, pushing them to extinction. When a strange speaking man invades her forest, she has one more worry to add to her already troubled life. Attraction or no, she will fight Eric tooth and claw to maintain her freedom. But will she destroy herself in the process?

 

 

First Prize

Up to $20 worth of books from The Book Depository

A copy of Shadow Cat (choice of *eBook or **print)

Second Prize – 300 followers

(added 5/17/2011)

One book from The Book Depository (valued at $10)

A copy of Shadow Cat (choice of *eBook or **print)

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Third Prize – 325 followers

A copy of Shadow Cat (choice of *eBook or **print)

Runner ups – 350 followers plus an additional winner every 10 followers after

An additional *eCopy of Shadow Cat

  • *eCopy will be in the form of a Smashword coupon or Kindle gift.
  • ** Print copy for US/Canada residents only

 

Bonus for Bloggers: If you write a blog post advertising this giveaway or read and review Shadow Cat, I’ll sponsor a separate one-week giveaway on your site for an *eCopy of Shadow Cat. Must host your giveaway by June 29, 2011 to be eligible for this offer. If you’ve already reviewed Shadow Cat, but I haven’t sponsored a giveaway on your site, this option is open to you also.

The rules!

  • Fill out the Form.
  • Become a blog follower. See Google Friends Connect to the left.
  • You’ll earn 1 point for completing the form and additional point if you tweet and leave the link.
  • You may tweet once per day after your initial entry for an extra 2 points. Use the same form.
  • Comments are appreciated, but only entries from the form count.
  • Giveaway ends Saturday, May 21, 2011.
  • Please read the giveaway policy for the nitty gritty.

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For those who can’t wait — Shadow Cat is 1/2 off at Amazon US (as long as Amazon offers the promotion)

or

Use coupon code below to download Smashwords for 1/2 at Smashwords

Promotional price: $1.99
Coupon Code: LC23J
Expires: May 21, 2011

Also available at:

Amazon UK, Amazon DE, Barnes & Nobles


Don’t forget to grab your free copy of Control Freak at Amazon.

What’s the Deal with Authors Helping Authors?

So anyway, I’ve run out of Author Helping Author volunteers. I knew it’d happen sooner or later. Oh well, life goes on. Guess what that means? This Friday is open… for me! Muhahaha. You get to listen to me ramble.

Actually, I’m  just soliciting advice. So you all are safe… for now. >:)

I’m eager to do a giveaway, but I want more than a couple of entries, as sometimes happens. In the past, I’ve had success with Goodreads giveaways and doing giveaways by participating in blog hops (for example, blogomania, blogfest). Lately I’ve been wanting to try a twitter giveaway.

Anyone have success doing one of these? And if so, how did you track it? How long did the giveaway run? Did you find it successful?

This inquiring mind wants to know.

So you’re giving me a little info; I’m giving back to you.

Way back when, when I ran my first giveaway, I hadn’t a clue on how to track the entries a blog giveaway. One of my twitter buddies turned me to Google Docs. If you look back through some of my giveaways, you’ll notice I request folks to fill out a form. Google Docs, baby. I embed the form into the post, and the complete entries go to a spreadsheet. If you’re familiar with formulas, an import into Excel makes it pretty easy to generate “ticket” numbers.

And I’d be amiss not to share with you random.org. Once you have a number for all the entries, plug in the range and let it choose a winner.

Okay… now your turn! Share with me. Info about twitter giveaways or other giveaways you’ve had success with. 😀

Would it be bad to do an infomercial here? Amazon is doing a promotion for both my listings there. Shadow Cat is 1/2 off and Control Freak: Brandon’s Story is free at the US site and UK site.

 

Oh… and if you want to join in the Author Helping Author thing, send me an email: reenajacobs at reenajacobs dot com

Reviews, Interviews, & Giveaways

Greetings, Friendlies and Unfriendlies. May the force be with you.

Monday is my day to review a book. I still plan to do that, just not right now. 🙂 Seems I still have about 30 pages left to read of the Iron King. I hope to finish that sometime this afternoon. I’m rather curious to see how it winds down.

Until then, allow me to point you to some recent Shadow Cat reviews & giveaways, as well as a couple of interviews. 🙂

Yara at Once upon a Twilight reviewed Shadow Cat. She’s also did an interview and giveaway me.

Blood Rose Books reviewed Shadow Cat.

ParaYourNormal interviewed me and is offering a copy of Shadow Cat. Plus stop by for the Talk Radio interview today (3 pm PST/6 pm ET). You can put me on the spot. 🙂 The number is 619-639-4626.

Good luck to all who enter, and I hope to talk to you real soon.

Novel Review: Guilty Pleasures by Kitty Thomas + Shadow Cat Winners

(review here). I couldn’t stop talking about it. I absolutely loved that story. I want to rave about it more, but it’s not Comfort Food’s turn; it’s Guilty Pleasures. 🙂 So before I get too deep into Ms. Thomas’ latest addition to BDSM, how about a bit of a blurb from her website?

Vivian Delaney leads a life of privilege, but behind closed doors she feels isolated and trapped in a gilded cage. Unable to achieve sexual pleasure with her husband, she finds herself in the capable hands of Anton, a massage therapist intent on awakening her to her full sexual potential. By any means necessary.

As their secret meetings progress, she falls farther down a rabbit hole where the line between rape and illicit affair grows increasingly blurred. Anton will accept nothing short of her complete surrender as he molds and shapes her to be sold to the highest bidder.

DISCLAIMER:

This is a work of fiction, and the author does not endorse or condone any behavior done to another human being without their consent. Further, this book contains no use of condoms or talk of STDs. It is fantasy, not reality and should not be read in any way as resembling reality.

Warning: This book contains sexual situations of dubious consent, coercion, sexual blackmail, kidnapping, multiple partners, master/slave, girl on girl, humiliation, boot worship, oral play, and anal play.

Yowsy. 🙂 Talk about getting your freak on.

Before I get into this, folks should know I’m not a fan of BDSM. I’m all for a little tying up and light spanking… the “let’s have a little fun, honey” play. Guilty Pleasures was the real deal—full blown BDSM slave/master kind of thing. I know Comfort Food was full of that, but it was a bit different… more of a psychological thriller, and appealed to me as a woman.

That’s not to say Guilty Pleasures wasn’t a decent read. I think folks who enjoy BDSM would truly enjoy this work. It had a very realistic feel to it. I could totally see the situation Vivian landed in happening. And though I would not have acted the way Vivian did if I were in her situation, for her personality, I thought it was very believable.

As a heroine, I wasn’t fond of Vivian. She was quite the tearful sort of gal. However, I knew a girl like that, when I was in the military, who cried over just about EVERYTHING. Me being a girl raised amongst 4 boys, I’ve always been too prideful to be free with my tears. So I had a hard time dealing with her.

The males in the book, I loved. They gave as much as they took (pleasure that is).  They were firm masters but never cruel. I really liked that. It made the situation seem less abusive and more like tough love.

So, Guilty Pleasures wasn’t for me. Does this mean I won’t be on the look out from Ms. Thomas’ next work? Not by a long shot. Straight BDSM isn’t my type of genre, but the story was well-written. It’s kind of like me being a fan of J.R. Ward’s BDB series, but not being into her contemporary Jessica Bird works. Some styles just fit better for me. Anyway, Ms. Thomas plans to do something unique with each one of her works, and I look forward to what she plans in the future.

You can find copies of Guilty Pleasures at Barnes & Nobles || Amazon || The Book Depository || Kobo || iTunes || Smashwords

To find out more about Ms. Thomas, visit her website. All her talk about Tender Mercies has really gotten me curious. 🙂

I promised winners, right? Coming out the door, I had a few individuals interested in receiving a copy of Shadow Cat. The winners are: Lucy, Claire Gillian, and Sabina Edwards. They’ve all been emailed their Kindle Edition of Shadow Cat. Enjoy! If you didn’t win, Shadow Cat is is available on Smashwords, Amazon, and Barnes & Nobles. Ya’ll come back now, ya ‘ere?”