Are you a #Giveaway Winner?

Thanks to all who participated in my Birthday Bash and release party for NOCTURNAL WHISPERS  and THE VAMPIRE’S CONSORT!

The winner of a handmade memory box, copies of THE LOST, SINS OF THE FLESH and STRONGER THAN SIN, a LOST polo shirt, tote bag and other swag is:

MicheleAnn Oboyle


Congratulations, MicheleAnn!

I know a number of you were hoping to win the memory box, but don’t fret. I’ve made two others! You’ll have a chance to win one during the Brenda Novak Auction and starting on May 1 for the release party for THE CLAIMED.

Paying It Forward

I’ve been blessed many times in my life and for that reason, I believe in paying it forward. Whether it’s by helping other writers through the Liberty States Fiction Writers or participating in various charitable events, I think it’s the right thing to do.

That’s why I never hesitate to contribute to the Brenda Novak Auction for Diabetes Research. This wonderful annual auction has raised over 1 million dollars to date and I hope they set a new record this year.

If you’d like to help Brenda meet that goal, check out the auction by clicking here! Here’s a list of the items I’m contributing to the auction:

SONY PRS300SC Reader Pocket Edition LOADED w/Books: Sony PRS300SC Reader Pocket Edition (silver) loaded with a collection of all the books in THE CALLING Vampire Novels in addition to the AZTEC GOLD, SINS OF THE FLESH and STRONGER THAN SIN e-books. The prize also includes a STRONGER THAN SIN tote bag, AZTEC GOLD T-shirt, Caridad.com re-usable grocery bag and a copy of the ARC for THE LOST (August 2011).

One-Hour Consultation: One hour consultation on any topic of your choice, whether a read and critique of your 30 pages from your work, review of your website with suggestions, recommendations on your marketing plan in addition to a guest visit on her blog and author interview which will be distributed to various news and article web sites.

Autographed CHICAS Collection: The winner of this bid will receive an autographed CHICAS collection of the three books in the series, namely, FRIDAY NIGHT CHICAS, SEX AND THE SOUTH BEACH CHICAS and SOUTH BEACH CHICAS CATCH THEIR MAN.

A NOOK COLOR, with Cover, LOADED with E-Books from Carina Press Authors: A Nook color with cover, loaded with e-books from Carina Press authors including AZTEC GOLD by little ol’ me!

A Kindle 3G with leather cover & light, loaded with e-books from Carina Press authors: A Kindle 3G with leather cover & light, loaded with e-books from Carina Press authors including AZTEC GOLD by little ol’ me!

Bidding on the items will run from May 1 to May 31 so save your pennies and mark your calendars for this awesome event.

Fun Friday – Scream a Bit and Take Off More!

Since we’re on the topic of vampires, here’s another of the handsome ones! If you’ve ever been to a concert with a screaming teen, you will so get the caption. I’m convinced that if the Army could find a way to bottle those screams, they would have the most effective weapon ever!

funny pictures
moar funny pictures

Also check out this special which runs until June 30! Get an extra 10% off (for a total of 30% off the cover price). Also for right now, get free shipping on any purchase over $10! You can’t beat that deal! Just click on those sexy abs to visit eharlequin.com and use the coupon code AFFILIATE10.

Take 10% off all Print Books at eharlequin.com

Last but not least, it’s the LAST WEEKEND in the fabulous Brenda Novak auction. Please drop by to check out the items that I’ve made available at the Brenda Novak Diabetes Auction!

First there is this amazing Sabor Latino basket put together by my friend, Olga. Besides some of my novels, there are some wonderful food items as well as a lovely pair of silver earrings and matching pendant.

elsaborlatinobasket

To bid on this item, you can click here or paste this link into your browser:
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?e=rb&id=1306195

You can also bid on the following items that I’ve donated for the auction:

A signed ARC of SINS OF THE FLESH (A November 2009 release)
A signed copy of FURY CALLS
A t-shirt for SINS OF THE FLESH
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1379107

Complete set of The Calling Vampire novels – PLUS — Calling T-shirt. Novels: DARKNESS CALLS, DANGER CALLS, TEMPTATION CALLS, DEATH CALLS, DEVOTION CALLS, BLOOD CALLS, HOLIDAY WITH A VAMPIRE, DESIRE CALLS and FURY CALLS
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1341802

Also take a moment to check out this basket from the Liberty States Fiction Writers which contains:
Autographed copies of:
A DAUGHTER’S PROMISE by Christine Clemetson
NOBLE BLOOD by Linda Parisi
ARC of SINS OF THE FLESH by Caridad Pineiro
DREAMS AND DESIRES by Lois Winston
VENUS RISING by Annalise
As well as an audiobook of Stephen Colbert’s “I Am America and So Can You!,” a SINS OF THE FLESH T-shirt and lunch bag (color – red, B&W image attached). In addition, you will receive copies of thirty other romance novels (these 30 are unsigned).
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1401815

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Fun Friday – Live Long and Prosper

With today being the opening day of STAR TREK, I felt it appropriate to share with you this funny STAR TREK related video sent to me by my friend and fellow author, Irene Peterson! Find out what happens when STAR TREK meets THE LOVE BOAT.

I also want to remind you that you have until midnight EST today, Friday, to leave a comment on my friend Kathye Quick’s blog post for a chance to win a CALLING T-shirt.

http://caridad.com/blog/2009/05/06/wicked-wednesday-kathye-quick/

Finally, please drop by to check out the items that I’ve made available at the Brenda Novak Diabetes Auction!

First there is this amazing Sabor Latino basket put together by my friend, Olga. Besides some of my novels, there are some wonderful food items as well as a lovely pair of silver earrings and matching pendant.

elsaborlatinobasket

To bid on this item, you can click here or paste this link into your browser:
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?e=rb&id=1306195

You can also bid on the following items that I’ve donated for the auction:

A signed ARC of SINS OF THE FLESH (A June 2009 release)
A signed copy of FURY CALLS
A t-shirt for SINS OF THE FLESH
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1379107

Complete set of The Calling Vampire novels – PLUS — Calling T-shirt. Novels: DARKNESS CALLS, DANGER CALLS, TEMPTATION CALLS, DEATH CALLS, DEVOTION CALLS, BLOOD CALLS, HOLIDAY WITH A VAMPIRE, DESIRE CALLS and FURY CALLS
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1341802

Thoughtful Thursday – Points of Light

lightsI truly believe that each of us is a point of light that can make a difference in someone else’s life. Whether it’s a small donation to a cause in which you believe or giving a little bit of your time to someone else, you can help improve someone’s life.

I try to do that in a variety of ways, like participating in a writing group – www.libertystatesfictionwriters.com – or by brainstorming with a fellow writer. By bringing you new faces to meet or by offering up some goodies for a worthwhile cause, like Brenda Novak’s auction.

Little things, but when lots of people do them, they amount to a big difference and they don’t take a lot of cash, just a small piece of yourself.

So, I leave you with that thought for today – What little thing can you do to help make a difference?

I also want to remind you that you have until midnight EST Friday to leave a comment on my friend Kathye Quick’s blog post for a chance to win a CALLING T-shirt.

http://caridad.com/blog/2009/05/06/wicked-wednesday-kathye-quick/

Finally, please drop by to check out the items that I’ve made available at the Brenda Novak Diabetes Auction!

First there is this amazing Sabor Latino basket put together by my friend, Olga. Besides some of my novels, there are some wonderful food items as well as a lovely pair of silver earrings and matching pendant.

elsaborlatinobasket

To bid on this item, you can click here or paste this link into your browser:
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?e=rb&id=1306195

You can also bid on the following items that I’ve donated for the auction:

A signed ARC of SINS OF THE FLESH (A June 2009 release)
A signed copy of FURY CALLS
A t-shirt for SINS OF THE FLESH
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1379107

Complete set of The Calling Vampire novels – PLUS — Calling T-shirt. Novels: DARKNESS CALLS, DANGER CALLS, TEMPTATION CALLS, DEATH CALLS, DEVOTION CALLS, BLOOD CALLS, HOLIDAY WITH A VAMPIRE, DESIRE CALLS and FURY CALLS
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1341802

Guilty Pleasures Monday – Shemar Moore

Courtesy CBS Criminal Minds WebsiteThis Monday’s Guilty Pleasure is Shemar Moore who is currently appearing on one of my must watch shows – Criminal Minds. Unfortunately it’s up against LOST which means I usually catch it on the DVR.

Shemar is an Emmy award winning actor who spent some time on The Young and the Restless and was also a male model. On Criminal Minds he plays Derek Morgan who seems to be the muscle and law enforcement type on the show. Shemar has also appeared a number of other series and movies.

Also want to share with you some items that are available at the Brenda Novak Diabetes Auction! First there is this amazing Sabor Latino basket put together by my friend, Olga. Besides some of my novels, there are some wonderful food items as well as a lovely pair of silver earrings and matching pendant.

elsaborlatinobasket

To bid on this item, you can click here or paste this link into your browser:
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?e=rb&id=1306195

You can also bid on the following items that I’ve donated for the auction:

A signed ARC of SINS OF THE FLESH (A June 2009 release)
A signed copy of FURY CALLS
A t-shirt for SINS OF THE FLESH
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1379107

Complete set of The Calling Vampire novels – PLUS — Calling T-shirt. Novels: DARKNESS CALLS, DANGER CALLS, TEMPTATION CALLS, DEATH CALLS, DEVOTION CALLS, BLOOD CALLS, HOLIDAY WITH A VAMPIRE, DESIRE CALLS and FURY CALLS
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1341802