New fantasy lovers necklace & bracelet giveaway

Small TBSB pendantAn exquisite, one-of-a-kind necklace was designed by Moore Park artist Chris (Ekko Glass Designs) last year to celebrate the launch of The Blood She Betrayed.

The red, white and gold mirrors the shades of the TBSB cover: the red represents Shahkara and her Taloner blood; the gold the spritz of the Twilight Mists; the silver-white is the tail spines of Shahkara’s dragon key – and the many paths she must take to find the Elnara.

The Ekko Glass necklace and a gorgeous heart bracelet made by The Bling Thing, Hervey Bay, were to be the prizes at The Blood She Betrayed FaceBook launch party, but were withdrawn when the eBook was unable to be launched on the night.

bracelet1Instead, I’ve held these two prizes over until early this year when I knew the eBook would be available (and I’d be back from my physical author tour and able to give it some attention again).

To enter, all you have to do is buy a copy of The Blood She Betrayed and email your proof of purchase (Amazon or Dymocks receipt, etc) to me at cheryse (at) quietdawn (dot) org

Two separate winners – one for the necklace and one for the bracelet – will be drawn.

Those who have already bought a copy of The Blood She Betrayed in 2013 (either eBook or paperback) are also eligible – just email me your proof of purchase – and/or remind me where I signed your book for you during the physical author tour.

Winners of the Hearts & Talons giveaway 2013:

September: $AU50 Clan Destine Press book pack: C Prowse, Townsville, Aust

October: $AU50 Amazon gift voucher: M Black, Paterson, NJ, US

November: $AU130  9ct gold crystal pendant: Ian G. Blackwell, Bundaberg, Aust

Name a Character winners announced

Taloners fightingThe Name a Character after a Reader contest was conceived in September last year with the goal of stimulating The Blood She Betrayed eBook sales prior to the Bundaberg paperback launch. Since Clan Destine Press was unable to release the eBook until after the September Facebook party and the Brisbane and Bundaberg launches in October, Iopened the contest up to all readers who bought copies of the eBook or paperback during October.

The winner is… *drum roll* … ex-Bundy writer Emma Gough, who attended one of the Brisbane book launches.

The brilliant plot twist to this contest is that I had *already* created an Emma character in The Ghost She Killed so, even though Emma’s happy to have a multi-layered characters as her namesake, I have also drawn two more names – just to make it a little more fun. I will weave these two names into my current manuscript in the coming months.

I’d originally hoped to draw out a man’s name as the winner as I have a few fabulous new male characters in The Ghost She Killed, but that didn’t happen so my little mind is now working out what roles Shaye and Krystal will play in my work-in-progress. I’m almost certain one of them will become the namesake for one of the sword-wielding Goth girls, introduced to readers in The Blood She Betrayed. We’re resurrecting a few of those assassins for the next book.

The namesake character may not have large roles in The Ghost She Killed, but they will certainly play a part – even if it’s just as a dead body 🙂

Name a Character winners:

1. Emma Gough, Brisbane, Aust

2. Krystal Sardelich-Mcnutt, Greymouth, NZ

3. Shaye Campbell, Yarraman, Aust

Fave fantasy eBook reduced to $2.99

Exciting news! The Blood She Betrayed eBook is now half-price, only $2.99, on Amazon, Kobo and Clan Destine Press – and only $4.74 on Lulu.

Bestseller listMy Publisher Clan Destine Press has reduced its price – for a short time only – to celebrate The Blood She Betrayed’s shortlisting in the Australian Romance Readers Awards (Favourite Sci Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance category). For a full listing of all shortlisted entries, visit the ARRA website here. I felt both humbled and awed to hear that I had been shortliste2013 ARRA finalistd in the top 10 spec fic books in Australia – the other entrants in all these categories are incredibly talented authors who crafted amazing tales. It’s taken me a while to recover from the shock! Congratulations to all entrants and a huge thanks to the Australian Romance Readers Association and their dedicated team who work so hard every year to organise and host the awards – as well as the many other features of ARRA membership.

So… if you haven’t downloaded your copy of The Blood She Betrayed, now is the time to do so because the $2.99 download is only available for a limited time. Find out what everyone else has been talking about – and why. I’m looking forward to hearing from you once you’ve read my book. Don’t be the last one to read it!