New Release: Dark Waters by Shannon Mayer + $200 in prizes

My writing buddy, Shannon Mayer, released Dark Waters last month. Now when it comes to sexy covers, this one does it for me. What do you think? Hot, right?

Dark Waters

The bonds of family are stretched to the breaking point as legendary monsters, a deadly prophecy, and soul swallowing fears threaten to destroy them. Magic, secrets, sensuality and mind numbing terror all rolled into one to keep the pages flying.

Loved “The Hunger Games”? Hated what happened to Prim and Katniss? Then this book is for you!

Dark Waters is available at: Amazon

I know how much you all love giveaways. It’s okay. I’m a giveaway junkie too. haha And yes, I’m entering this one. 🙂

Ms. Mayer is having a review drive for Dark Waters. Lots of ways to win and a nice chunk of change on the line. For complete details, check out her Goodreads Event. For now, I’ve made things a little easy by copying some of the information here:

$150 to one luck winner, and 5 $10 gift certificates to runners up.

How do you get in on this fabulous contest?

Just by purchasing Dark Waters and sending Ms. Mayer a copy of the proof of purchase, you’ll get 10 entries into the contest. (

Write a review for Dark Waters on Amazon, email Ms. Mayer the link, and get an additional 20 entries!!

There’s no purchase necessary, you can sign up for Ms. Mayer’s NEWSLETTER (Which only goes out once a month) to get 1 entry into this contest. How do you sign up? Email Ms. Mayer at to tell her you want to be a part of her newsletter OR you can sign up off her Facebook Fan Page. (Shannon Mayer Author)

Want another free entry? “Like” Ms. Mayer’s Facebook Fan Page and she’ll give you an additional entry.

Phew. That’s a lot of chances to win, so good luck, and happy reading.

The Fine Print

This contest is open internationally, and will run from December 29th/2011 – January 29th 2012. Winners
will be announced February 5th 2012.

*All reviews and purchase links NOT emailed to Ms. Mayer will NOT be entered into the contest.*

*Entries through Facebook and the Newsletter sign up need not send any additional emails in order to be entered into the contest*

Cyber Monday Giveaway: Did she say $125? #CyberMonday #Giveaway

I think Sarah Palin said it best, “You betcha! Here’s your chance to:

Support Four Debut Authors and Snag $125!

Four books

Two Days

Great Prizes

With this contest, there is something for everyone and it’s SO simple to be in on the winning!

On November 28 and/or 29, purchase 1 or all 4 of the debut author’s books listed here. Then forward proof of purchase (the receipt Amazon sends you will do just fine) to : and get up to 4 entries into a draw for a $100 Amazon gift card!

WHAT?!?!!? Ask me if I could use an extra $100 for the holidays.

It’s that easy, no reviews, no hoops to jump through. Just a great .99 book or two. Or three or four. AND, if the person who wins the $100 Amazon Gift Card has purchased all 4 books, an additional $25 Amazon Gift Card will be awarded to the winner!

As long as you’re in… go for the gold, right? $0.99? $3.96. What’s the difference? I’ll tell you the difference. $25 in your pocket… or mine. 🙂

On top of that, 2 random commenter’s picked from 2 of our participating blogs will receive $5 gift Amazon gift cards . So, be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think of the promo, the books, or the authors.

Did you leave a comment? I sure hope so. Money is on the line!

Winners will be chosen randomly, one entry per person, per book.

All winners will be announced on December 7th on Wringing Out Words (

“Between” by Cyndi Tefft

It just figures that the love of Lindsey Water’s life isn’t alive at all, but the grim reaper, complete with a dimpled smile, and Scottish accent.

After transporting souls to heaven for the last 300 years, Aiden MacRae has all but given up on finding the one whose love will redeem him and allow him entry through the pearly gates.

Torn between her growing attraction to Aiden and heaven’s siren song, Lindsey must learn the hard way whether love really can transcend all boundaries.

Buy Now & Enter to Win!!!, Smashwords, The Book Depository, Barnes & Nobles

“Until Dawn: Last Light” by Jennifer Simas

When darkness falls, whose side will you be on?

For the past six years, Zoë has been anything but “normal.” Struggling to accept her immortality and thrown into a war that’s been waging in the shadows for over a thousand years, Zoë must now become who she was meant to be, joining the other Chosen to save what’s left of humanity. When the endless night falls over the Earth, will she be able to save the one man who reminds her of what it is to be human, or will it be too late?

Until Dawn: Last Light is a story of death and despair, love and longing, hope and hopelessness, and the ability to survive and keep going even when it seems impossible – when you want nothing more than to give up.

This one too!

“The Kayson Cycle” by Jonathan D. Allen

A stranger enters a dying town and makes a desperate plea…

The Kayson Cycle introduces the Kayson Brothers, a pair of faith healers who once wowed crowds in a traveling show but went their separate ways after a night in which a healing took a dark turn. Jeffrey Kayson disappeared into the wilderness and William Kayson, wracked by guilt, moved to the failing mining town of Calico Hills to build a nice, quiet life – one that has lasted for over ten years.

His quiet, predictable life crumbles when a mysterious stranger walks into his tavern bearing a proposal to find his long-lost brother and do the one thing that William has sworn to never do again – have his brother heal a woman. William soon learns that he can’t escape his family – or his destiny.

Includes an exclusive sample chapter of The Corridors of the Dead. Please note that this is a Kindle Single, and around 6,000 words in length.

We don’t just half do things around here. Pick up this title also!, Smashwords,

“Sundered” by Shannon Mayer

A miracle drug, Nevermore, spreads like wildfire throughout the world allowing people to eat what they want, and still lose weight. It is everything the human population has ever dreamed of and Mara is no different. Only a simple twist of fate stops her from taking Nevermore.

As the weeks roll by, it becomes apparent that Nevermore is not the miracle it claimed. A true to life nightmare, the drug steals the very essence that makes up humanity and unleashes a new and deadly species on the world that is bent on filling its belly. Locked down within their small farm home, Mara and her husband Sebastian struggle against increasingly bad odds, fighting off marauders and monsters alike.

But Sebastian carries a dark secret, one that more than threatens to tear them apart, it threatens to destroy them both and the love they have for each other.

Now Mara must make the ultimate choice. Will she live for love, or will she live to survive?

As long as you’ve come this far, round it off with one more chance?, Smashwords

Since you’ve read this far, you might as well comment for a chance to win your Amazon GC!