Friday, April 29, 2011

Happy Freebie Friday!

UPDATE: The winner of WARRIOR OF THE ISLES by Debbie Mazzuca is Jennifer M (OR)! Congrats! Please send your physical addy to contests(AT)knightagency.net.

Well, after a bit of a hiatus, I'm on the news prowl again! It's seems the biggest news today is focused squarely on "merry old England" for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, heretofore known as Her Royal Highness Princess William Arthur Philip Louis, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn, Baroness Carrickfergus (Wow, Kate is so much easier...).

Anyways, I for one, was not getting up at 4am or some other tragic hour to watch the festivities, but I must say I did crawl out of bed 30 minutes early to catch the ride to the palace. I'm sure an infinite amount of reruns will get me up to speed this weekend.

BTW, for a bit of fun, try this royal name generator at Eonline. Apparently, I am Marchioness Jia Arabella Gaylescock of Atlantaham. Not sure how I feel about that. ;-)

CLIENT NEWS: Deidre Knight and Elle Jasper will participate in an agent/author chat this coming Thursday, May 5th at 9pm ET.  Both ladies have tons of informative tips on how to get published, and Elle is going to share juicy tidbits about the upcoming book in her Dark Ink Chronicles series EVENTIDE. Click here to bookmark our chat room.

Report from Cyberspace:
Penguin Group announced the launch of a new online community, Book Country. Users can submit work in various genres for peer review, and get advice on pitching, marketing and subsidiary rights, among other helpful things. Eventually, the company hopes Book Country becomes a place where editors and agents find new talent. There are also plans for a self-publishing arm  - New York Times

Boulder Book Store is making headlines by announcing plans to charge customers $5 - $10 for author events. The patrons would then receive a $5 coupon to purchase anything in the store that day. I'm not sure about this one... It's hard enough getting people to come out for signings unless there's a big name attached. Adding a charge, though it's given back in the form of a coupon, seems like just another hurdle that will confuse people and dissuade them from attending  - MediaBistro

In love with your iPad or iPhone? Feel like someone is watching your every move? Well, maybe they are. Apple is being accused of tracking iPad and iPhone owners locations. The company recently came out with a statement denying any intent on their part to collect data on their customer's trips to the grocery store - eBookNewser

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A VISIT FROM THE GOOD SQUAD, Jennifer Egan's advice for aspiring authors can never be said enough -- read - Mediabistro

Are you a Harry Potter fan? If so, this was a very good week for you (and me) because the trailer for  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was released. Come on July 15th!!! - You Tube

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Today's Freebie Friday is sponsored by Debbie Mazzuca, author of WARRIOR OF THE ISLES and also known as Duchess Debbie Lulu Mazzucaberton of Ottawabury. ;-)

Leave a comment to win an autographed copy of WARRIOR OF THE ISLES. The winner will be announced on Monday.




The 411:

BOUND BY DUTY

In a time of raids and ransoms, Aidan MacLeod is responsible for a formidable Scottish keep and all the people within. Yet the fearless Highland laird never forgets his charge to shield his young half-brother from the grave consequences of his tragic birth.

LINKED BY FATE

But an alluring stranger known only as Syrena could undo all of Aidan's defenses. For Syrena has vowed to bring Aidan’s brother to a realm far from the Scotland of their understanding. To succeed, she is at Aidan’s mercy.

DIVIDED BY DESIRE

Ignoring his attraction to the beautiful Syrena is pointless. But if Aidan lets himself trust the enchanting woman who has so quickly captured his heart, he’ll be forced to risk everything he has sworn to protect...

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18 Comments:

Blogger Teril said...

mm I have been in a Highland mood lately, count me in;)

Friday, April 29, 2011 at 7:01:00 PM EDT  
Blogger HighlandHussy said...

Ooh, I've heard good things about this one :)

highlandhussy(at)demonloversbooksandmore(dot)com

Friday, April 29, 2011 at 7:43:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Virginia said...

Oh I do love me some highlanders, fabulous heros they are. Thanks for the contest.

lead[at]hotsheet[dot]com

Friday, April 29, 2011 at 8:18:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Diane said...

Highlanders are always a good story!

Friday, April 29, 2011 at 8:55:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Diane said...

Highlanders are always a good story!
dsadler53 at yahoo dot ca

Friday, April 29, 2011 at 8:56:00 PM EDT  
Blogger TaraNator said...

Books about highlanders are always a good read. ;-)

ntmero[at]gmail[dot]com

Friday, April 29, 2011 at 9:39:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Marleen Gagnon said...

What a wonderful blog, full of information. I love historicals. This book sounds interesting. Intrigue. One brother has to win, but which one? Suspense. Sounds like it has everything for a good book.

Friday, April 29, 2011 at 10:06:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Tiffany K said...

Gorgeous cover! Loved the discription of this book. Thanks for a chance at winning this book.

Friday, April 29, 2011 at 11:09:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Tyree Connor said...

great blurb - it's caught my attention. Thanks.

Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 5:28:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Cybercliper said...

I didn't stay up to watch but I did catch all the wedding replays and Kate looked smashing!! And what's not to love about highland warriors annhonATaolDOTcom

Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 7:56:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Jennifer M (OR) said...

Oh, this one sounds very interesting. It's been a while since I've read a Scottish historical. Thank you for the contest

Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 8:50:00 PM EDT  
Blogger LSUReader said...

I think I'm afraid to check my "royal" name. Count me in for the book, though!

Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 9:35:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Diane said...

I am a fan of Harry Potter and I also love Highlanders!

Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 10:25:00 PM EDT  
Blogger CrystalGB said...

Sounds great. I love the cover. Thanks for the giveaway.
Crystal816[at}hotmail[dot]com

Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 5:53:00 PM EDT  
Blogger mromero said...

Great contest, count me in!

Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 10:39:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I love Highlander books.

smccar1 at hotmail dot com

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 12:01:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Atlanta Roofing said...

God Bless them both. They are a beautiful couple and I wish them the best of everything. I hope that the United States sees this union as a hope to our youth - that love really can exist and that honesty is the answer to a solid relationship.

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 12:52:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Atlanta Roofing said...

God Bless them both. They are a beautiful couple and I wish them the best of everything. I hope that the United States sees this union as a hope to our youth - that love really can exist and that honesty is the answer to a solid relationship.

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 12:52:00 AM EDT  

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