DRAWN Updates and Giveaways!

Hi everyone!

It’s been a busy week here over at Casa Lamba, and it’s all because of my new paranormal novel Drawn. ūüôā

First of all, Drawn, as of today, has hit #27 on the bestseller list in its category of medieval fiction on Amazon. Go Drawn Go!!!! ¬†I’m so thrilled that readers are responding so well to my new novel. ¬†Sure, I’d fallen in love with my story of a teen artist who draws a guy that might just be a ghost from the middle ages…and the love of her life. ¬†But would anyone else feel the same? Was I completely nuts? And are these two mutually exclusive???

Well, reviews are coming in…including this one just yesterday from the huge Twilight fan site TwilightMOMs: “Mysterious and enchanting, DRAWN is a breath of fresh air.¬†If you are looking for a page turner with a unique twist, then look no further.”

Happy HAPPY HAPPY¬†dance! ¬†And a big PHEW! ¬†Truly, being a writer is such an uncertain thing. ¬†We really thrive on this sort of encouragement…it makes me want to jump around the room…best of all, it makes me want to write more.

ALSO this week, there was a knock at my door, and three thuds outside as UPS delivered 100 paperback copies of the novel. There’s something about seeing so many of your books at once — a feeling like no other! ¬†Kinda like love? What I could do with these! Stack them up in a neat pile…line them up like dominoes…cover the floor with them and roll on them like a puppy…Erm. TMI? ¬†Now it’s time to set up my book launch signing (details will be coming soon) and to get these copies onto my local bookstore shelves! (I promise they have NOT been rolled on.)

ALSO ALSO this week, the Drawn Blog Ghost Tour is in full swing, so that means that every day there is something new about Drawn posted at a great book blogger site!  You can follow along with all the different interviews, insiders bits, reviews and giveaways by clicking here and going to the post links.

Two of the tour stops are currently running a giveaway of Drawn¬†over at their sites! ¬†Just click on either of these great blogs and either comment or fill in the entry form for a chance to win an autographed paperback copy of Drawn:¬†The Elliot Review and TwilightMOMS.com. These giveaways are running through the end of this month, so don’t miss your chance to enter.

So it’s been crazy here, but crazy in a GOOD way. ¬†Keep the goodness going, by spreading the word about Drawn¬†with others…sharing this post…buying the book by clicking here (thank you to my readers! <3). ¬†And I’ll keep up the happy dancing and the writing…and thinking about a possible sequel called Sketch.

Happy reads!


Week 2: DRAWN Blog Ghost Tour Haunts

First, a quick update! ¬†I’m so excited to announce that Drawn, my new YA paranormal about a hot medieval ghost with a sketchy past, broke into ranking #24 on Amazon’s list for Juvenile Medieval fiction! Happy dance!!! (Medieval jig?)

Now onto the tour…I’m really loving this whole blog tour thing! ¬†Week 1 of my Drawn¬†Blog Ghost Tour¬†was amazing, with stops at wonderful book blogger and author sites (to visit any of the stops, just go here for links). ¬†Plus a giveaway of a signed copy of Drawn¬†is going on over at The Elliot Review through the end of January! ¬†So you still have a chance to win a copy. ¬†Just head on over to The Elliot Review and fill in the form at the end of my guest post by clicking here.

And here’s what’s up for Week 2 of the Drawn¬†Blog Ghost Tour!:

Monday, January 23rd:¬†On her blog¬†Mirth & Matter, Author Elizabeth Bunce hosts a guest post I wrote, titled ‚ÄúPicture This.‚Ä̬†I talk about how my background as a fine artist shaped Drawn, and how the main character Michelle uses her own artist’s point of view to paint pictures in the reader’s mind.

Tuesday, January 24th: Author Jaye Robin Brown posts a fresh new interview with me over at her fun Hanging on to Wonder blog

Wednesday, January 25th: Twilight Moms¬†posts their review!!!! Plus they run an original interview with me, along with a¬†Drawn¬†BOOK GIVEAWAY! Click on their site for a chance to win your own autographed copy of ¬†my new¬†book. ūüôā

Thursday, January 26th:¬†All Things Books¬†posts a never-before-seen interview with me. Check it out, and leave some comments. ¬†I’ll be commenting back!

Friday, January 27th:¬†All-Consuming Books¬†features my guest post¬†‚ÄúGoing Forth with Resolution.‚ÄĚ Are you keeping your New Year’s resolutions? Am I? ¬†In this post I talk about all the resolutions that I absolutely, definitely do NOT make. Look forward to your comments there about your own “not made” resolutions…

As always, thanks to all the fabulous bloggers who have made the Drawn¬†Blog Ghost Tour¬†so much fun to haunt. To visit any or all of the stops on the tour, check it all out by clicking here!¬†And we’re only half way through the fun.

Keep warm with a good book,

This Week on the DRAWN Blog Ghost Tour!

This is it! ¬†The kick-off date for the DRAWN¬†Blog Ghost Tour!!!! ¬†And it begins with a serious ka-pow as a line-up of fabulous book bloggers feature interviews, guest posts and giveaways…all in celebration of the release of my new paranormal novel Drawn.

So here’s this week’s line up:

January 17th:¬†Kicking off the tour TODAY at¬†Jonathan Maberry‚Äôs Big Scary Blog,¬†I guest post about ghosts and ghostly sitings in “Definitely Not Normal.” The post includes¬†a never before seen authentic ghost photo. NOT KIDDING.

January 18th:¬†At the¬†Stories. Read ‚Äėem. Write ‚Äėem¬†blog, Author Stephanie Theban hosts a probing interview with me about Drawn¬†and about life.

January 19th:¬†At¬†The Elliot Review, I guest post on “Why it‚Äôs Positively Medieval”¬†where I talk about knights in shining armor, those great boots, and whether or not chivalry is indeed dead. Plus there‚Äôs a¬†Drawn¬†BOOK GIVEAWAY! Check it out for your chance to win a signed paperback of Drawn¬†ūüôā

January 20th: At the blog of Author Shana Norris there’s a fun and personal interview with me.

And that’s just week one! ¬†There’s so much more action on the way, and more giveaways too. ¬†To keep up with it all, just click on the Drawn Blog Ghost Tour¬†tab at the top of this site, or click here.