Happy Birthday to HEMLOCK VEILS! (giveaways!)

The hour has finally arrived! I can now say that my modern-day Beauty and the Beast retelling, HEMLOCK VEILS, is officially AVAILABLE! You can get it on Amazon, in either paperback or ebook--just click here! There were times I thought this day would never come, and now, when people tell me they've ordered it, I can hardly believe it. It is incredibly surreal, and will become even more surreal when I actually get to hold the paperback in my hand! *Waits impatiently outside the post office doors*

I can't say thank you enough to those of you who've shown your amazing support! It's been overwhelming in the best way. I have the greatest family/friends/fans/followers ever.

Onto the good stuff! YA Bound Book Tours has put together an awesome blog tour and blitz that will take place starting this morning (November 25) and last through December 5. It's too late to sign up, but that doesn't mean you can't still blog some reviews and stuff of your own! *nudge nudge*

Also, as the blog posts are made available, those at YA Bound, Swoon Romance, and myself will be tweeting and facebooking (it should be a word) them. To all who signed up for the tour, THANK YOU! There will be book reviews posted on the blogs, as well as excerpts from the book; and along with those, right there on the blog posts will be some Amazon gift card giveaways!

I will be running some little giveaways of my own, too, throughout the day, on Twitter and Facebook. The first items I'm giving away are mugs with the Jean's logo on them (Jean's is Elizabeth Ashton's coffee shop in HEMLOCK VEILS), the book title on the other side, and the signature of Yours Truly beneath that. I don't think there's anyone out there who doesn't love a trusty mug. And I don't think there's a better thing to have as a companion when reading this book. You'll see why, if you haven't already read it.

Second giveaway will be...you guessed it, a signed paperback copy of HEMLOCK VEILS! The prizes are limited, so stay tuned on my social media accounts throughout the day to make sure you're entered into the drawing!

Along with the prizes, I'll send a signed postcard with the book and information on the back, and the beautiful painting my best friend created of Jean's on the front. I will also send a handful of them separately, to select participants (see below). About the painting, Elizabeth's Coffee Shop: Chloe Crawford isn't just my best friend, but she's such a talented artist, and I am thrilled she was so willing to be a part of this. She's always been one of my biggest fans. If you love it, check out more of her work here.
The freakishly small hand pictured is my son's.

Contest/Giveaway Details

Option #1: Between the hours of 12am and midnight today (any time on the 25th), tweet, or post on Facebook, a screen shot or picture of your receipt from Amazon that says you've ordered the book (make sure to tag me in it, and if you can fit it, include the hashtag #HemlockVeils), and you will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a signed mug! Even if you pre-ordered the book last week, and you have a screen shot, you can still post it and be entered in the drawing; as long as it is posted on HEMLOCK VEILS's birthday, it doesn't matter when you ordered. I will do separate drawings, one for Facebook and one for Twitter. And the drawing will be done at random.

Option #2: Between the hours of 12am and midnight today (any time on the 25th), tweet, or post on Facebook, the Amazon link to HEMLOCK VEILS, which is http://amzn.com/B00O2J2NSM. Make sure, again, to tag me in it, and include the hashtag #HemlockVeils if you can, so they can be tracked. Tweet/Facebook the link during the hours of the 25th, and you will get entered into a drawing to win a signed paperback copy! Again, the drawing will be random, and I will do a separate one for Facebook and Twitter.

Option #3: Between the hours of 12am and midnight today (any time on the 25th), tweet, or post on Facebook, one of the twenty teaser pictures I've been tweeting/facebooking (the pretty ones with book quotes and blurbs on them), and you will be automatically entered into a drawing for either a mug or a signed book! Post one on Facebook and the giveaway will be for a mug; tweet one and the giveaway will be for a signed book. Same rules apply as with the others: make sure to tag me in it, and use the proper hashtag so I can track them!

Grand Prize: I will take all the entries from all three of those contests, from both Facebook and Twitter together, and one winner will get a signed mug AND a signed book!

Signed Postcards: RT (retweet) any of my tweets re. HEMLOCK VEILS throughout today (25th), and you'll be entered into a random drawing. I will send a signed postcard to three separate winners. Re-share any of my book tweets on Facebook today, and I will do a separate drawing, where three more winners will be chosen.

Something to be aware of: You can enter as much as you like. Every time you participate in one of the above options, even if it's more than once, I enter your name; meaning you could have your name multiple times in one drawing. However, you can win a mug or book only once (that's kind of a given). If the name that comes up in the random selection is someone who's already won, I will draw again.

In case you need it, here is how to find me on Twitter and Facebook (click links).

I will announce the winners the following day, via both forms of social media, and send a private message to the winners to acquire their mailing addresses.

Again, thank you, everyone, for all the support and participation! Hopefully with your help, Henry and Elizabeth's story will touch many! Stay tuned, where I will be posting excerpts on this blog as well! And spread the word!


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