Thursday, March 31, 2011

And the Yap Goes On

Happy Thursday! As my Hook Me Up! subscribers already know, we have another short and sweet one today. The yap is large and in charge over at My 5 Monkeys. And not only is there an interview with moi, but you also have a chance to win a copy of "Alien in the Family" coming from M5M. (She's doing a Twitter giveaway right now...follow her - @aprilmom00 - to find out how to enter on Twitter to win!) (Oh, and while you're there, if, for some reason, you're not following me, too, let's fix that -- follow @GiniKoch)

There's also another good roundup of April releases, WITH cover art, over at Fantasy Book Critic.

I'm also hearing from many of you that Amazon, at least, is shipping "Alien in the Family" out for you to actually get it on or before release day. Whoo hoo! Not sure if that means that Barnes and Noble and other outlets are doing the same, or if it's on the shelves already in some bookstores, but it wouldn't surprise me (since "Touched by an Alien" and "Alien Tango" both were out early in some places). Am I suggesting you go on a hunt? *cough* Oh, I'm sure I'm not. I'm sure you can wait to find it somewhere on April 5th. You're a patient lot. Right?


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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Time for a Quickie?

Happy Hump Day! (Made you look.)

Lots of links today, but, as my Hook Me Up! subscribers already know, still somehow short and sweet. Don't thank's just how we roll around here.

Fist up, check out some awesome new reviews of "Alien Tango" at Book Noise and Publishers Weekly: Beyond Her Book.

Then, see what books Mark of the Stars and Ex Libris are waiting on. has an in-depth look at the science fiction releases for April (yes, "Alien in the Family" among them). And check out Anna's Book Blog and Wicked Little Pixie for comprehensive listings of what's coming next month.

That's it for today, but there's lots more coming (including new opportunities for the yap to run), so stay tuned!


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Monday, March 28, 2011

The Yap Branches Out

Happy Monday! Hope the weekend was good to all, and that you're all ready to rock 'n' roll, because, as my Hook Me Up! subscribers already know, we have some fun stuff lined up for you today.

First up, head over to A Buckeye Girl Reads to read an exclusive interview with Kitty and Chuckie, as well as get entered to win copies of "Touched by an Alien" and "Alien Tango".

Then, hit Pearls Cast Before a McPig for another early review of "Alien in the Family".

It's also time to announce the winners of a copy of Heather Massey's "Once Upon a Time in Space"! Heather was kind enough to give away two copies, the Gods of Random have made their selections, so our two lucky winners are:

JC Jones and Ruth A! Congrats to both of you!

Winners, you have until Saturday, April 2, to send me an email with your email addresses and the eformat Heather should use to send your copies of "Once Upon a Time in Space". If I don't hear from you by this Saturday, new winner/s will be drawn.

(And for those who entered but didn't win, well, trot off and buy Heather's book, and console yourselves with this thought: there's always another contest right around the corner.)

Attention Fans on the East Coast: Reminder that I'll be in PA/NJ/NY from April 9 through 21. I have a book signing/appearance set up at Posman Books, Grand Central Terminal location, on Saturday, April 16th, from 4:30-6:00pm. We'll be meeting up somewhere in the nearby area beforehand, and going somewhere in the nearby area afterwards (both somewheres still to be determined, but that info will be coming soon), so hope to see all of you sometime in that afternoon. More event updates will be announced as things solidify.

Is there more coming? Of course. But that's it for today, other than the reminder to do your girl a solid and pre-order "Alien in the Family" and/or "Alien Proliferation" right now if you haven't already.


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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happy Hump Day!

It's a busy day today, with lots going on here and at the Blah, Blah, Blah Blog. I'd actually have shared some of this yesterday, but, as my Hook Me Up! subscribers already know, much of my day was spent fighting with Big Pharma (I'd like to call the fight a draw, though the hubs felt I was battered enough that lunch out MIDWEEK was considered a necessity) and I needed to rest and regroup my mojo. (My mojo says it's just fine, now, thanks, and suggests we get to the cool stuff on hand for today.)

First off, we have an interview with newly minted author and Captain of the Galaxy Express Heather Massey. (Click the link or merely scroll down to the post below this one.) Not only is Heather tons of fun to chat with, she's also giving away two copies of her ebook release, "Once Upon a Time in Space". Head over, have a fun read, find out why Ralph and the Iguanas shall be the name of my imaginary rock band from now on, leave a comment and get entered to win!

Once you're entered, check out what Larissa's Bookish Life has to say about "Alien in the Family." Then see what Tempting Persephone suggests as Chuckie's theme (and see a wickedly hot shot of Matt Bomer, just there as an extra), and get entered to win a copy of "Alien Tango".

Reminder for those in the PA/NJ/NY area: I'll be on the east coast for a large chunk of April. Full details to come very soon, but hoping to see as many of you as possible! If you'll be in that area from April 9-21, let me know so we can make plans to get together!

And last but in no way least, the TFOB Stuffed Penguin Winner is...

*drum roll*

Jessica Subject!

Congrats, Jessica! Consolation to all who entered but didn't win -- another contest will always be right around the corner.

Note: Winner has until Monday, March 28th to send me an email with physical address, confirming the win, or the prize will go back to the Gods of Random to make a new winner selection.

Until next time, keep on keeping on, and have a great rest of the week!


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Interview & Giveaway with Heather Massey

Today we have the Captain of the Galaxy Express and newly minted author Heather Massey with us. Heather, welcome to the Blah, Blah, Blah Blog, where the men are all handsome, the women are all gorgeous, and the yap runs wild and free.

Yes, I would love some bibimbap, thank you.

Heather? You’re on Earth. And with me. Sorry, you can have a Coca-Cola product. So, Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, or Captain Morgan Lime Bite and Coke? (Yes, these are your only choices, sorry.)

Can I have a Coke…and a smile? That’s the way it should be. In fact, I’d like to see the whole world smiling with me. :)

Surely! Before we teach the world to sing, or get into the interview, I’d like to catch those who might not know up on all that is Heather. Well, probably not ALL. I mean ALL would include things like her address, phone number, and social security number. Which, despite my best efforts, she hasn’t shared with me. So, let’s just go with all about her writing and blogging self and let it go at that.

Heather Massey is a lifelong fan of science fiction romance. She searches for science fiction romance adventures aboard her blog, The Galaxy Express. And for European readers, she covers the subgenre for Germany’s premier romance magazine, LoveLetter. Heather’s debut erotic sci-fi romance novel, Once Upon a Time in Space (Red Sage Publishing), features the last living descendant of Christopher Columbus on a desperate quest to find a new world. Standing in his way is Raquel, the deadliest space pirate in the galaxy.

For more information, visit her Web site at

Heather also likes Ennio Morricone soundtracks. A lot.

Isn’t she cool? So, without any more delay, on to the burning questions!

Q. What prompted you to become a writer? Was it voices in your head, a burning desire to tell a story, or just too creative for your own bad self?

A. It was the voices screaming in the heads of others—specifically people named “Ralph.” Said voices also informed me that there just wasn’t a future in iguana wrangling. Subsequently, I set my sights on fleshing out a story idea I’d been carrying around for years and years. Since my background was in another field entirely, I was hoping someone else might pen an adventure about a futuristic Christopher Columbus in space so I could read it, but strangely, no one could read my mind. I know. Scandalous.

When I realized I’d either have to write the story myself or take it to my grave, I decided to go for it. What did I have to lose? My collection of 174 live mutant iguanas? (Well, there is that, um….)

Q. Poor Ralph. And the iguanas. Huh. You know, I kinda like the title, “Ralph and the Iguanas.” It has a certain ring to it. But mutant iguanas is a whole ‘nother story. But I digress… So, writing styles -- outline or wing it, music (and what kind) or silence, chaos or serenity, only novels or other lengths as well?

A. I outline because of the structure it provides. I write in silence. I don’t have a Fortress of Solitude or anything, but I concentrate better if it’s quiet. Regarding length, the great thing about the digital market is that authors have the freedom to experiment with stories of varying length. That said, I might have a few experiments up my sleeves.

No wonder you’re twitching while sitting here. Would you like me to turn the music down?

Actually, I was hoping you could turn it up to eleven. I love me some Electric Light Orchestra
when I’m not writing (Jeff Lynne, you’re money, baby!).

Shocking no one, I have the complete ELO oeuvre. Your musical wish is our command. Now, while the tunes are going, your first book, Once Upon a Time in Space, just released. Give us the ol’ author overview.

In t
he sea of stars, an epic love story is about to begin...

Earth is dying. Nick Venture, the last living descendant of Christopher Columbus, embarks on a dangerous mission to find a new planet and save humanity. This places him on a collision course with Raquel Donovan, the deadliest space pirate in the galaxy.

Raquel lives for one purpose: revenge against a horrible demon from her past. When an attempt to hijack Nick’s starship backfires, Raquel becomes his protector in order to avoid capture by the tyrannical Space Defense Corps.

Nick and Raquel are irresistibly drawn to one another despite the forbidden nature of their attraction. But the conflicted p
irate’s deepest secret could tear the couple apart even as humanity’s time runs out….

Sex. Revenge. Pirates. Just like ye olde Prego, it’s in there. I couldn’t resist spinning a story that features an intrepid explorer clashing with a ruthless space pirate heroine against a post-apocalyptic backdrop.

Q. Sounds juicy! Next up, can we have an excerpt?

A. Sure thing! Here’s a scene from when Nick first meets Raquel. She’s about to raid his ship:

As the airlock hissed shut behind him, the last surprise Nick expected was the very Siren herself aboard his ship. Dark and still, she stood like a wraith in the shuttle opening. Their gazes locked as soon as he stepped forward into the bay. Momentarily dazzled, he didn’t anti
cipate the blow that landed squarely between his shoulder blades. The force of it sent him sprawling to the steel plated deck.

Stunned, all he could do was roll over, bringing the shuttle back into view. At first, Nick saw only a pair of clingy, knee-high boots as the Siren advanced with supple movements down the shuttle ramp. Then his gaze shifted to a brown gun belt, slung about her hips at a jaunty angle. But the distraction cost him. When the unknown assailant kicked him in the ribs, air shot like a to
rpedo from his lungs. What the fuck?

Nick barely had a chance to recover his breath when the man turned him roughly over and smacked him across the face. He grimaced against the pain of stung lips, and then a spurt of blood coated his tongue. Blinking, he tried to plan a move, any move, in self-defense. What kind of coward attacked from behind like that? Pirate cowards, apparently. When the thug forced him unceremoniously to his feet, he held up his hands in a conciliatory gesture. “Listen! I’m Nick Venture, an
d I’m in command of these ships. Let’s discuss this situation like rational people.”

Hatchet Face drew back his hand for another blow. Raising an arm to block the next attack, Nick added, “I won’t resist! Just give me a minute.”

By now, the Siren had reached the deck. Nick gazed at her, almost forgetting the mortal danger that hovered mere inches from his body. With a shipsuit that clung to her body in all the right ways, she looked even more stunning in person. The slinky motion of her stride seeme
d to electrify the very air surrounding her. Flesh tingled with anticipation, causing the hairs on the back of his neck to rise. This woman didn’t just invite attention, she commanded it. His assailant glanced at her, too, although he continued to stand poised for another hit. Then other pirates started circling, some with drawn weapons. The noose tightened, attracted to him as if he were a magnet. Silence gripped the bay as the face-off intensified.

Q. Nice way to leave us hanging! I know, I know,
to learn the rest, we need to buy the book. Or win it. But we’ll get to that later. What’s it like, running a successful blog that deals with Science Fiction Romance exclusively, and now being published in SFR? It is like winning an Oscar for both screenwriting and acting or more like doubling the insanity?

A. It’s a total blast. Dare I say it…none of it feels like work. Being a stay-at-home mom allows me the time to indulge in my favorite subgenre. As far as the writing, digital publishing offers a similar flexibility. A java high helps with some of the
gritty details, though!

I’ve met so many terrific readers, authors, bloggers, and industry folk during my journey. I plan on entertaining readers with sci-fi romance in one fashion or another for a long time to come.

Q. What’s next for you? Sequels, prequels, something different, heading to Disneyland?

A. More blogging about science fiction romance, of course! I’ve got a few jazzy features in development and I look forward to reading as many stories as I can cram into a week.

In addition to Once Upon a Time in Space, readers can download Heroes Are Forever, a free sci-fi romance short from my Web site (multiple formats available).

As for future stories, I’ve got a Muse who’s aft
er me with a vengeance, so there are a few things in the proverbial pipeline. Also, I’m starting an iguana band and going on tour. Hello Cleveland!

Q. Good to hear! And, can I sing lead? Or play the tambourine? (Yeah, those are my only musical options.) Now, what’s one fact about yo
u that someone who didn’t know you well or hasn’t read this blog wouldn’t know? Make it juicy -- my readers expect.

A. Nacho Cerdà’s film short AFTERMATH
is in my DVD collection. I’ve seen it twice. Google it if you dare.

Awesome! I, um, don’t dare. But, thanks so much
for being here today.

Now, Heather’s got a special treat for us. She’s giving away not one but TWO copies of her novel, Once Upon a Time in Space, to two lucky members of the Alien Collective. Just answer this question and leave your email address in order to be entered to win: If you were a space pirate, what snazzy moniker would you choose to show all you were a force to be reckoned with?

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Break Monday

Happy Monday! Hope everyone's weekends were awesome and amazing, and that the grind of the work week's start hasn't worn anyone down. And to keep that groove thang goin', we have a lot going on today!

First up, head over to Parajunkee's View where, as my Hook Me Up! subscribers already know, the Paranormal Spring Break party is going wild! Catch an interview our favorite accidental badass, Kitty, is doing with the main two supporting characters (at least in their minds) from "Alien Tango". Leave a comment and get entered to win a signed copy of "Alien Tango" from me, plus a $5 iTunes gift card from Parajunkee. Can't beat that, right? Of course right!

After that, head over to Absorbed in a Book where there's a great guest review of "Alien in the Family". It's the guest reviewer's first one, so please leave comments to support an Alien Collective Member in Very Good (albeit a little nervous) Standing.

Next, check out where else the "Alien in the Family" ARC is going on its current tour at Bibliognome.

Last but in no way least, head over to The Book Pushers and catch their interview with the amazing and talented Daniel Dos Santos, cover artist extraordinaire.

Entries for the TFOB Stuffed Penguin contest are now closed. The Gods of Random will soon be making their selection and will advise who gets that tote stuffed with reading goodness later this week. Also later this week, we have an interview and giveaway with newly minted author Heather Massey, aka the Captain of the Galaxy Express. That's coming on Wednesday!

Until then, have a great week and keep on rockin' in the free world!


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Friday, March 18, 2011

The Yap & The Winning Run On

Happy Friday!

Hope those of you already into the weekend are having a fab one, and those eying the weekend's start have a great time planned. And, as my Hook Me Up! subscribers already know, to help you entertain yourselves on the way to those good times, we have more yap and more winning going on.

Awesome author Jim C. Hines has yours truly featured on his First Book Friday column. Check out his excellent Goblin series while you're over there!

Bibliognome has the "Alien in the Family" ARC, thanks to the ARC Tour started by Absorbed in a Book. Check out where the ARC got to go last night!

Book Noise has a cool giveaway featuring "Alien Tango" and "Silver Zombie". Contest runs through March 20th.

Speaking of contests running through March 20th, if you haven't gotten your entry in for the TFOB Stuffed Penguin contest, what are you waiting for? Unless you're not on Hook Me Up!, of course, which would mean you're waiting to join. Now would be a really good time -- 'cause there are a lot more contests on the horizon, and, like this one, they're for Hook Me Up! only. Send an email to with "Hook Me Up!" in the subject line, and get in on the win!

That's it for today. Next week is full of awesome, though, so be prepared for more! 'Til then, get down with your bad selves and peace out, li'l gangstas!


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Thursday, March 17, 2011

TFOB Stuffed Penguin Contest


I went to the Tucson Festival of Books and all you're getting is...well, a lot!

First off, there's a lovely, black, sleek yet sturdy Penguins Classics totebag. And what's in that tote? Lots and lots and lots. Buttons, bookmarks, keychains, a water bottle, and more. Books. Signed books. Books by Erin Quinn, Erin Kellison, Carrie Weaver, Holly Lisle and more! And, you know, a book from me might slip in there, never can tell! ;-D

Contest runs from Thursday, March 17th through Sunday, March 20th. This is an international contest -- as long as you're on Planet Earth, and are on Hook Me Up!, you can enter and win. You must have a deliverable address, though - no P.O. boxes. Prize may take 2-4 weeks to ship; it may take 6-8 weeks for international.

So, Hook Me Uppers!, answer me this: What stuffed animal would you take with you on a trip to visit the A-C Home World and why?

Love, Gini

ADDENDUM: Some of you haven't actually entered the contest yet. Check the last Hook Me Up! emails to ensure you're properly entered entered. (Yes, I'm saying this 'cause several of you who've commented are NOT actually entered as of yet.)

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Duh, Winning!

Made ya look.

No, no worries, Charlie Sheen is not guest blogging today. (I'll wait while you all release that collective sigh of relief.) But, as my Hook Me Up! subscribers already know, we do have a LOT of winning going on!

First off, though, check out the latest review for "Alien in the Family" at ALPHA Reader! While you're there, hop over and enter to win a copy of "Alien Tango" and check out my interview.

Speaking of winning, you still have a few hours to get in on it over at Bitten By Books where my interview with giveaway is still active through midnight Central time tonight.

Absorbed in a Book has started an ARC Blog Tour for "Alien in the Family". Escape Between the Pages has a fun little caption contest going on with the "Alien in the Family" cover. And All About Romance has a great listing of new releases.

The Tucson Festival of Books was great. In addition to getting to do two cool signings with my fave bookstore, Mysterious Galaxy, I got to hang out with members of the Alien Collective (waves madly to Stephanie, Nicole, Therese, Michael, Sheryl, Cyndi, Fran, and Clancy), as well as awesome authors Jeff Mariotte, My Winston/Weston Ochse, The Lovely Miss Yvonne/Yvonne Navarro, James Rollins, Kris Tualla, and Sandra Lee Smith.

I was on a panel with the lovely and talented Erin Quinn, Erin Kellison, and Caris Roane, and also on one with the handsome and talented Dennis McKiernan, Timothy Zahn, and John Vornholt. Both panels ROCKED, I must say! Many thanks also to the Saguaro Romance chapter of the RWA who were amazing and wonderful hosts (and extra love to Amy, Kelly, Rose, Elaine, Michael, and Jackie.)

But I didn't just hang out. Oh no. I gathered. I gathered swag. And books. Signed books. All in a lovely, sturdy, sleek yet hefty Penguin Classics totebag. In addition to buttons and bookmarks and keychains (oh my!) there are signed books from authors Erin Quinn, Erin Kellison, Caris Roane, Carrie Weaver, and Darrell James. Plus MORE. How much more? Well, one lucky winner is gonna find out! Check back for the next blog (coming right after this one) for the details!

This is a short and sweet contest, and yes, it's international and of course for Hook Me Up! only. Not on? Send an email to with "Hook Me Up!" in the subject line, and do it now. This contest only runs through Sunday, March 20th, midnight Hawaii time (or whenever I wake up on Monday, March 21st ;-D). Winner will be announced in the week of March 21.

So, click some links, go get your win on, and I'll catch you on the flip side!


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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Yap Has Quite the Week Goin' On

Happy Tuesday!

The Tucson Festival of Books was made of awesome, and I have a full recap to share and a lovely stuffed Penguin Classics totebag filled with books and goodies to give away -- for Hook Me Up! subscribers only, of course. (Not on? Send an email to with "Hook Me Up!" in the subject line, and do it today!) But not at this precise time. Why not? Well, as my Hook Me Up! subscribers already know, it's because we are loaded with so much of the cool and exciting today that I need to catch you up on all of that, much of which also contains some serious winning. So, enough prelude, right? Let's see the goods!

First up, head over to ALPHA Reader where the yap is running wild and free. There's a new excerpt up from "Alien in the Family", too. AND, there's also a chance to win a copy of "Alien Tango". Truly, there's a lot going on in ALPHA Land!

There's also a heck of a lot going on over at Bitten By Books. The yap will be on call there tomorrow, for yet another interview and Q&A session. RSVP NOW, so you don't miss out. Miss out on what? On some more awesome winning -- a lovely pack of Penguin books, or an Alien Collective Pack. Then check out the reviews for "Touched by an Alien" and "Alien Tango".

Books, According to Nicole has a nice little recap of the first day of the Tucson Festival of Books. My fave bookstore in the world, Mysterious Galaxy, has a lovely set of brand new things in for April. The Antick Musings of G.B.H. Hornswoggler, Gent. has some nice things in his mailbox. Likewise SF Scope also has some good things received. And Literary Escapism has a great listing of upcoming releases.

Remember that it's never too early to pre-order "Alien Proliferation" or too late to pre-order "Alien in the Family".

Many congrats to my good friend, and Alien Collective Member in Very Good Standing, author Lynn Crain, for her EPIC win for her eBook, "The Haunting of Maggie Grey"!

Is there more? Yes, there is. But I'm gonna let you get all caught up with this flurry of info and contests and such first. Then I'll hit you with the rest. So keep your eyeballs peeled, get your contest entries in, check out all the yap, and I'll catch my li'l gangstas on the flip side!


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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thursday Roundup

Just a short and sweet one today, 'cause I have to get ready to head off for the Tucson Festival of Books. Remember to find me if you're gonna be there! (Details are in the blog post below this one.)

As my Hook Me Up! subscribers already know, there's some new stuff up on the Sightings in the Wild page. Have a pic of any of the books or your swag? Send it to me so it can go up for all to see! Reminder that, for those of you who missed the earlier memo, the first chapter of "Alien in the Family" is up on Deathless Prose. Accolades has been updated -- if you've done a review of any of the books and you don't see it linked here, please let me know and send me the url so we can rectify!

Because pre-orders really do matter, have to share that "Alien Proliferation" is available for such now. Several places have it up, including Amazon. No cover yet, but the moment I have it, you KNOW you'll see it!

Want to hang out with me, and some other cool authors? Want to do it in a relaxed atmosphere that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Have limited time to get away? Check out Arizona Dreamin', and get your reservations in today ('cause it's filling up and we honestly have limited space).

And now, to pack. Well, to consider packing, and then do other things, consider it again, do more other things, and then to panic and pack at 1am. You know, like every other time I travel. What? It's a time-honored tradition! And you wouldn't want me to buck tradition, would you?


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Monday, March 7, 2011

Whole Lotta Preview Goin' On

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a lovely and productive weekend and are rested for all that's going on today. What's going on, says you? Lots and lots, says I.

First up, and as my Hook Me Up! subscribers already know, we have one unclaimed prize from the "Alien in the Family" ARC giveaway. So, it's gone back for a new drawing. So, we have two new winners to announce. Yes, you read that right -- the Generosity of the Gods of Random knows no bounds and where one did not claim, two will get to claim in their stead. Or something like that.

So, without further ado (oh, we want more ado, but there's a lot going on today, so we will control our ado-ness), here are the NEW lucky winners of a Guest List prize!

Jessica Subject
Arantza Cazalis, aka Spav

Congrats to you both! NOTE: Winners will have until Monday, March 14, to send me an email with their physical address in order to claim their prize. No email, no prize and it will go (yet again) back for another drawing.

Speaking of "Alien in the Family", did you know that it releases in a month? You did? Good! Have you pre-ordered your copies yet? Some of you have? Awesome! And some of you, hmmm...some of you have NOT. Pre-orders matter more and more these days, so do your girl a solid and pre-order your copies TODAY!

Need more incentive? Hit the Deathless Prose page, scroll down, click on the "Alien in the Family" cover, and read the prologue and first chapter!

Then head over to The Galaxy Express and check out a variety of things there -- Heather Massey will be joining us later this month to talk about her debut release, "Once Upon a Time in Space", and giving away a free copy or two; chime in on when The Best Time to Fall In Love actually is; and share your deep thinking on Mind Blowing Orgasms AND Deep Thoughts.

Next up on today's laundry list of things to do is to check out the great review of "Alien Tango" over at Library Chicken. Want a listing of all the SF/F novels coming in April? Sci-Fi Fan Letter has a good one. PinkyD1969 has just started her blog, and her first post was about "Alien in the Family". There's also a new Playlist up at my website (I know, I know, don't faint, but there is). Is that playlist a teaser for "Alien Diplomacy" or just random songs? I'll never least, not until 2012.

Reminder: You have until Friday, March 11 to enter the giveaway to win some Alien Collective Swag at Ex Libris.

In Person Events:
I'll be at the Tucson Festival of Books this coming weekend. I'll be on two panels:
Does It Always Have To Be About Good and Evil?
Panel / Sat 2:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Integrated Learning Center - Room 150
Signing: TBD

Paranormal - It's Not Just Vampires
Workshop / Sun 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Integrated Learning Center - Room 151
Signing: Saguaro Romance Writers: Central Mall #216

I'll be signing right after those panels (please be aware that the signing schedule on the TFoB website is not totally accurate as panels, and therefore signings have been moved around), and will also be signing on both days in the Mysterious Galaxy Booth:
Booth location: Central Mall #249,250,251
Saturday: 10:00-10:45
Sunday: 10:00-10:45

If you're attending the Festival, please let me know so we can hook up while we're there! And please attend my panels, which should be a lot of fun for the audience. Assuming I remember to pack it, I'll be the one in the pink cowgirl hat. (Yes, really.)


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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Who's Worthy?

Happy Hump Day! As my Hook Me Up! subscribers already know, it's going to be a VERY happy day for a few folks. Why? Because the Battle Royale is completed!

The Gods of Random have cast their votes. The battles were mighty. But in the end, there was only one standing atop the pile. Who won? Oh, you know I'm gonna drag it out.

So, as we did for the "Alien in the Family" ARC contest, and in honor of the just past's James Franco!

Oh. No. Sorry. My bad.

It's time to hand out the Worth Your Weight in a Gator Battle awards!

Winner of Consolation Prize #4/Alien Collective Tote Bag & Pen:
The Book Addict - Patty Spinney

Winner of Consolation Prize #3/Alien in the Family Tote Bag & Pen:
Fade Into Fantasy - Theresa Cole

Winner of Consolation Prize #2/Alien Tango Tote Bag & Pen:
Cafe of Dreams Book Review - April Pohren

Winner of Consolation Prize #1/Touched by an Alien Tote Bag & Pen:
Excelsior - George H. Sirois

And...the winner of the Battle Royale, receiving a signed, personalized copy of "Touched by an Alien", "Alien Tango", "Love and Rockets", "Boondocks Fantasy", AND the "Alien in the Family" ARC is...

*drum roll please*

*with extra flourish 'cause we love to draw out the suspense*

The Battle Royale Winner Representing Team Hook:
Absorbed in a Book - Marnie Walski

Thanks to all the fabulous bloggers who took to the octagon in this awesome battle, and congrats again to all the winners!

NOTE: Winners need to send me an email with their addresses in order to claim their prizes. Winners have until Wednesday, March 9th, to claim, or their prize will go back to the Gods of Random for another drawing. (And winners, you KNOW you don't want that to happen!)


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