Friday, May 06, 2011

Happy Freebie Friday!

UPDATE: The winner of a signed copy of GHOST HUNTRESS: THE DISCOVERY by Marley Gibson is Amber Skyze! Congrats! Please email your physical addy to

We have lots of great stuff going on this week client-wise! First off, tons of TKA peeps are participating in Brenda Novak's online auction for Diabetes Research, and The Knight Agency is offering a mega gift basket, filled with 45 autographed books. Also, Deidre Knight has a critique up for grabs. More deets on who's participating below.

So have all of you gotten your Mother's Day gifts bought and cards sent? Well, not me. I know. So bad. I'm thinking a gift certificate of generous proportions might make up for it... Ideas are welcome. What are some of you doing for Mother's Day gifts in a pinch? Especially when they don't live nearby. *le sigh*

Before we jump into the news, don't forget to check out Marley Gibson's awesome giveaway for Freebie Friday. The latest book in her young adult series, GHOST HUNTRESS: THE DISCOVERY, released this week, and she's giving away an autographed copy to one lucky commenter. 

CLIENT NEWS: The Knight Agency is giving away a 45-book gift basket including signed titles from Cecil Murphey, Cherie Calbom, Dakota Cassidy, Janet Mullany, Joey W. Hill, Louisa Edwards, Shannon K. Butcher, Monica Burns, Nalini Singh, Shirley Jump, and many more!

Also, several clients are personally donating critiques, signed ARCS and books, items include; RAMPANT by Diana Peterfreund, Outcast Season novels and Morganville Vampire titles from NYT bestseller Rachel Caine, a partial crit from Robin Owens, a signed copy of DON'T TEMPT ME by Julie Ortolon, an autographed copy ARC of BLOOD RIGHTS and a first chapter crit from Kristen Painter, and oodles of other great stuff! This is a wonderful cause, and we hope you'll stop by the auction website and do a search for some of these awesome items.

CLIENT NEWS: Beth Howard, author of the upcoming memoir MAKING PIECE: A MEMOIR ABOUT LOVE, LOSS AND PIE was featured in a Midwest Living article.

CLIENT NEWS: RomCon nominations are in, and several TKA authors are in the running for an award:

Long Paranormal Romance: 
Melissa Mayhue -  A HIGHLANDER'S DESTINY   
Shannon K. Butcher - LIVING NIGHTMARE

Romantic Novella:
Abby Gaines - No Ordinary Man (in ONE IN A MILLION)
Abby Gaines - Chasing the Dream (in THE MEMORY OF A KISS)

Sci-fi/Futuristic/Time-Travel Romance:

Short Contemporary Romance:

Congrats to the nominees!!!

Report from Cyberspace:

Apparently, Amazon wants to add a little romance to its life. The retail giant is launching a romance imprint, Montlake Romance, that will debut with a title by NYT author Connie Brockway - Publishers Weekly

Another book community is being hatched. Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group and Simon & Schuster will partner with AOL Huffington Post Media Group to launch Bookish, a reader-focused site that will offer, "original editorial features, unique tools and more." - MediaBistro

In social media news, the rumor mill reports that Facebook is making moves to purchase Skype. For those of you unfamiliar with Skype, it allows you to make "video calls." Hmmmm... Sounds like it might be a cool new feature with a variety of promo applications, but I will continue to hide my "online" status from old high school crushes and cousins twelve times removed. Thankyouverymuch - PRnewser

Today's freebie is sponsored by Marley Gibson. Leave a comment to win a copy of her book, GHOST HUNTRESS: THE DISCOVERY. This contest will be open through Tuesday, May 24th. Winner announced on Wednesday, May 25th.

The 411: After some time off, Kendall’s ready to begin ghost hunting again. But her life is still in flux. She misses Patrick, her new love. She needs to find a photographer to replace Taylor. Plus, she may have discovered who her real father is, but to be sure, she has to convince his family she’s not a fake.

And then there’s a certain doll that seems to be out to get her and her friends. A doll? How could that be? Unless, perhaps, it’s not just a doll. Maybe it’s a vessel containing the soul of a man so evil in life, not even death could stop his reign of terror. This could be Kendall’s most terrifying and deadliest encounter yet.

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Blogger Diane said...

A doll? Will this give me nightmares forever?
It sounds very interesting this book.

Friday, May 6, 2011 at 8:49:00 PM EDT  
Blogger mromero said...

Looks like a great read, count me in!

Friday, May 6, 2011 at 9:05:00 PM EDT  
Blogger elaing8 said...

I would love to win this.please count me in.

Friday, May 6, 2011 at 10:13:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Lolarific said...

Reminds me of a cross between Ghost Hunters and Ghost Whisperer, which is an awesome combo! I hope I win so I see how this ghostly mystery unravels!

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 12:32:00 AM EDT  
Blogger donnas said...

Great series. Looking forward to this one.

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 1:47:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love this series. I'm sure this will be another great read.

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 7:03:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Wendy said...

I haven't read anything from this author yet...sounds right up my alley. Good luck to everyone!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 10:58:00 AM EDT  
Blogger KM Hammond said...

Sounds like a fun read. Count me in!

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 2:47:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Wow, you guys do have a lot going on!

What a great cause for you and your author's to support.

Congratulations on all the nominations for the RomCon.

Ghost Huntress sounds awesome!

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 3:28:00 PM EDT  
Blogger SM Blooding said...

I love this series! It's so fun. The girls do too!


Monday, May 9, 2011 at 10:36:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Marley Gibson said...

Thanks Jia! And thanks to everyone who's interested in the series. If you love it, please spread the word!

And "donnas" - you won the prize pack on the Books, Boys, Buzz site. Contact me! = )

Monday, May 9, 2011 at 7:05:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jennifer Rummel said...

I Love Kendall's adventures, I can't wait to read more of her story!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 1:55:00 PM EDT  

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