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Monday, October 7, 2013

Of Contests, Giveaways and Gravity

[Editor's Note: This might be my only post for the month since it contains every link needed for all three contests. I may simply update it where necessary. I will most definitely be monitoring, however... I promise. ;)]

Happy October, Fire Enthusiasts! So glad to see you here! 

This will be a quick post. I’ve entered the writer’s cave, as I mentioned last week; however, being that we’re gearing up for Halloween, there’s much to discuss. We’ve got CoffinHop 2013; Author Milo James Fowler’s brainchild, CreepyFreebies; and Author Ash Krafton’s Fall into Fantasy Giveaway. That’s plenty of opportunities not only to snag free copies of my books, but so many other free reads and author swag. Keep your eyes peeled as I offer the links as they become available.

Before I get too far, I really must share that my sons and I went to the IMAX 3D version of the new film, Gravity. It’s a hell of a lot of money, but I just had this sense that I would be disappointed if I saw the movie any other way. My friends, all three of us were blown away. Alfonso Cuaron is simply an amazing and visionary director. Children of Men is not a feel good movie, but the camera work and extended scenes without an edit that he did there still knocks me out after all these years. My kids reminded me that his Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban might be the best of the bunch! At last look the review site Rotten Tomatoes had the film at 98%. That never happens!

This film is the very definition of “edge of your seat.” The film is stunning in every sense of the word. If you can afford to see the version I saw, I highly recommend it. Prepare yourself not for a special movie, but for an adventure and ride like you’ve never experienced… Oh, and don’t eat anything before you go. Your tummy will thank you for it. J Yeah, it’s like that, too.

As I mentioned, Author Milo James Fowler is hosting Creepy Freebies. This happens every Friday during the month. Get over there and see what we’ve got up our collective sleeves for you and join the giveaway. Mine will be at the end of the month, but don’t wait ‘til then to visit. There are multiple authors each and every Friday. I’m giving away multiple Kindle copies of my latest, Seeing Ghosts on Friday, October 25th. You can enter by placing the book on your Goodreads shelf or liking my Facebook Author page. Just let me know who you are with a comment and tell me what you did. I’m easy that way.

Next we have the Fall into Fantasy extravaganza, hosted by author Ash Krafton. She’s awesome-sauce and she’s got a fabulous giveaway on her site. There are over 50 authors participating, and with so many books and swag opportunities it is not to be missed. The contest starts October 17th, so don’t forget. I’m giving away Kindle copies of Seeing Ghosts there as well.

Last, but certainly not least, we finish the month in grand fashion with CoffinHop 2013. Every year the group of authors participating seems to grow exponentially, and so does the stuff that is given away. Don’t plan on blogging anywhere else because it will take you the entire week to get through the hop! And it will be so worth it. I will be giving away Kindle-copies of all three of my books, including a grand prize winner who will receive them all. Adding the book you want (Dance on Fire, Flash Point (book 2) or Seeing Ghosts to your Goodreads shelf or liking my Facebook Author Page gets you in. Just leave a comment as to which book you want or if you want them all. At the end of the contest I will choose multiple winners out of a hat.

Okay, I’m heading back underground now. The house is surrounded by vampires…it could be a hundred of them.

That was a clue, by the way. I told you last week I was outlining Dance on Fire 3. *evil grins*

We’ll talk soon.   


  1. I also saw Gravity this weekend, in 3D, and I agree that's the only way to see it. Even with the higher price, I may go back and see it again.

    Thanks for the links.

  2. I thought the movie was brilliant. Beautiful, beautiful film. 'Gravity' is up there.

  3. Don't forget to come up for air once in a while. :)

    Re: Gravity
    I've been hearing about this everywhere. I hadn't planned on seeing it, but I will now.

  4. If anyone can handle a hundred vampires, it's you!

  5. So...I probably shouldn't wait to rent Gravity and watch it at home -- unless I have my own IMAX?

  6. I'll be back later to follow all the links. Thanks James.


  7. Yeah, Jim. I totally agree about Gravity. I saw it with my son last weekend - not the IMAX, but regular theater 3D - and it was awesome. It had me talking to the screen, something I don't usually do, things like, "Oh god, that's not good," and "don't let go of that wrench - hey, it's getting away!" Well done movie!

  8. Jimmy, my hubby and I saw Gravity in IMAX 3D because a friend recommended it. OMG, so true. I was a wreck. And I'd love to see a special on how they created all that space stuff, like the ISS, etc. Amazing.

  9. Hi James--did the FB "like", and I'd like any and all of your books. See you around the hop!

  10. Hi, James. Liked your FB page and added Seeing Ghosts to my want-to-read list on Goodreads.


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