Two Giveaways End! Did you win?

It’s time to wrap up giveaways. 🙂 Did you win? Well, let’s see the lucky readers are. First up!

Last week, we featured L.K. Rigel durning the INDIEpendence Blog Fest. We gave away a copies of her Apocalypto series. Today it’s a free for all.

What was up for grabs?

One winners will receive his/her choice of a book by L.K. Rigel.

And the winner is!

MaryLynn Bast

Find works by L.K. Rigel at Barnes & Nobles || Smashwords || The Book Depository || Amazon

Next up?

Last week ended the review drive giveaway. Basically, share the giveaway or leave a review, and you were in for the prizes. After much tallying we have a winner.

What was up for Grabs?

Winner’s Choice

  • $50 Gift Card from Amazon
  • $50 Gift Card from Barnes & Nobles
  • $50 worth of books from The Book Depository
  • $50 worth of books from Smashwords
  • A combination of books or gift cards from the retailers listed above (Amazon, B&N, TBD, SW) equal to $50

And the winner is!

Tina Brown

Emails will be sent out shortly. Congratulations!

My works are also available at Amazon US, Amazon UKAmazon DEAmazon FRBarnes & NoblesSmashwordsDieselKoboSony StoreiTunes or The Book Depository.

By the way, if you haven’t tried out my works, what are you waiting for? I have it on good authority Smashwords is having a sale on my books. Check it out!

INDIEpendence Day Blog Tour: LK Rigel + Giveaway 2

It’s the last day of the INDIEpendence Blog Fest!

Anyone interested in finding out the winner of the last giveaway? I am! What was up for grabs?

Two winners will receive his/her choice of one of the Apocalypto books by L.K. Rigel: Space Junque, Spiderwork, Firebird, or Apocalypto (which includes all three stories).

And the winners are!

Barbara (Basia’s BookShelf)


Julie S. (Has complete collection and passed her prize to…)

Sarah Dixon (Runner up!)

Congratulations! Emails sent.

Along with another giveaway, we also have another special treat for you. L.K. Rigel is back for an interview! Woot. 🙂 So… here we go.

Reena Jacobs: It seems like forever since I had you on last. I’m so glad you’ve joined us in the INDIEpendence Day celebration!

L.K. Rigel: Thanks so much for having me!

RJ: Okay. I stalk you. Don’t look behind you, but I do. Your Apocalyptos series was my first introduction to your work. I absolutely fell in love with the story line. Of course, you’ve been busy busy since then with quite a few different types of works. Share with us what’s been going on with your writing!

LKR: I’m so glad you like the Apocalyptos. You were one of the first people to blog about them, and your reviews were incredibly important to my self-confidence. There are several more books to come in the series.

This past year, I’ve brought out The Loves of Leopold Singer, an epic family saga set in the 1800s, and a decidedly not epic contemporary romance novelette, I Ruined His Life, which was a lot of fun to write.

Lately I’ve been absorbed with a new series (Tethers) about fairies and witches. Give Me – A Tale of Wyrd and Fae is the first book.

RJ: You got me… I’m a fan of “Once Upon a Time” and can’t wait for season two. The saying is, if you like “Once Upon a Time” give the Tether series a try. Of course, your novel Give Me came well before the series. How did you come up with the idea?

LKR: It’s a little embarrassing, but I was trying to write an erotic romance and failed. I started by asking what would happen if the spirits of two lovers were trapped in a magic object, and the only way they could be together was to possess other people’s bodies? And what if two people found themselves madly attracted to each other, but they couldn’t be sure if their feelings were real or magically induced?

The more I explored the idea, the less smutty it became—though I still find it erotic. Characters and factions started showing up, and an entire world unfolded. Readers have liked the result and asked for more, and I’m happy to keep writing about Dumnos, a land of mist and rain.

RJ: You’ve teased us with excerpts on your blog for the sequel to Give Me (Bride of Fae). Do you have a quick synopsis for us?

LKR: You really do stalk me! That’s awesome.

Bride of Fae is the story of Cade Bausiney’s mother Beverly who was possessed by Elyse in Give Me. She gets involved with Prince Dandelion, the rightful king of the Dumnos fae, but there’s no future for a human with an immortal fairy. Besides, fairies don’t fall in love—and anyway, Dandelion has troubles of his own trying to reclaim the throne from Idris.

Bride of Fae takes place before and after the time line of Give Me. It focuses more on the fae than on the wyrd, and we’ll get to find out more about Lily’s mother and father.

RJ: I’ll be snooping around for a release date. 🙂 Random question: Have you managed to get Peter Coyote’s wife pregnant in one of your novels yet?

LKR: Har! Once in real life was enough.

RJ: Be our little birdie… what do you have planned for us in the future?

LKR: After Bride of Fae there will be at least two more books in the Tethers series. The next one is War of the Wyrd and then The Goblin King. The Apocalyptos have at least four more books in planning. Copperhead is next, then The Third Dagger (working title), which is the battle between Mallory and Lady Bron for control of Garrick, and an untitled book after that about the showdown between the followers of Asherah and the followers of Samael.

I also have a romantic suspense story knocking around in my head and a campy vampire series planned – I need 72 hours in a day!

RJ: I had no idea there was more to Apocalyptos. You’ve got me all excited. Get a move on it… this fan is waiting! Anything you’d like to say to readers?

LKR: Thank you! Thank you so much for taking a chance on a self-published author. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. Fan mail does more good than you can know. After all, that’s what it’s all about – a writer isn’t a storyteller until a reader makes it so.

About L.K. Rigel

L. K. Rigel lives in California with her television-watching cat, Coleridge. (His favorite show is Castle, but he is enthralled by Game of Thrones.) Rigel wrote songs for the 90’s band The Elements, scored the independent science fantasy karate movie Lucid Dreams, and was a reporter for the Sacramento Rock ‘N Roll News. Her work has appeared in Literary Mama and Tattoo Highway.

Rigel writes the postapocapunk “Apocalypto” series where human reproduction is threatened and fertile women rent their wombs to the highest bidding kings.

Her short story “Slurp” about an author with muse problems is included in DEADLY TREATS, Anne Frasier’s Halloween anthology published by Nodin Press.

Her latest book, GIVE ME, is an adult fairy tale about possession, self-sacrifice, redemption…and fairies. The sequel, BRIDE OF FAE, is coming soon.

Find works by L.K. Rigel at Barnes & Nobles || Smashwords || The Book Depository || Amazon

Giveaway Time!

One winners will receive his/her choice of a book by L.K. Rigel.

How to enter? Leave a comment telling us what the biggest surprise you’ve had when reading an indie book? Don’t forget to leave a way for me to contact you if you win.

Giveaway ends: July 7, 2012

Stay tuned! The review of What a Boy Needs by Nyrae Dawn will be posted soon, along with new winners and a giveaway.

Best of 2011 Giveaway Hop (Dec 27-31)

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. 🙂 Thanks for getting those lines stuck in my head, Julie Cross. haha

This year was full of great reads, but only a small collection hit 5/5 stars on my chart. For this giveaway, I’m offering them to you!

Best of 2011 Giveaway Hop (Dec 27 – 31)

Best of 2011The year is quickly coming to an end. It’s time to spotlight my favorite reads of 2011.

The Rules: The giveaway should be for one of the blogger’s favorite reads of 2011. It can be a book that was released in 2011 or a book read in 2011. Alternately bloggers may include a list of favorite 2011 reads for the winner to choose from. Prizes may be provided as a gift card. No erotica (a reminder for me). This blog hop is sponsored by I’m a Reader Not a Writer.

I’ve opted to present a list for my wonder readers. One winner will have the opportunity to choose a book from my favorite reads of the year. All 5 star reads and highly recommended by yours truly.

Prizes (winner’s choice)

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As always, entering is easy. :)

  • You’ll earn 1 point for completing the form.
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  • Comments are appreciated, but only entries from the form count.
  • Giveaway ends Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM ET.
  • Please read the giveaway policy for the nitty gritty.

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Sunday Showcase #19

I totally almost forgot I received a book this week. 🙂 A pretty tastie looking one too. I hope judging a book by the cover pans out this time around.

The year is 2009.  Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.

But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler.  Recruit… or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

Why I Picked It Up: Besides the nifty looking cover, the time travel situation really sounds awesome!

Available at: Barnes & Nobles and The Book Depository

Well that’s all I got. Make me jealous. What did you get?