A Sleep So Dark is coming…

In five days, A Sleep So Dark goes live!! I’ve been posting pictures and snippets of it on my Facebook fan page, but here’s a longer excerpt to get you in the mood for the book that early reviewers are calling a “perfect read for Halloween“!

They spooned together, Tandy’s back pressed into Cade’s chest. His legs scooped under hers, surrounding her with the heat from his body. He held her tightly, as if he planned to never let her go.

“I don’t want to fall asleep,” she whispered, a fresh wave of fear bringing tears to her eyes. “I don’t want to dream. I don’t want to die.”

“Whatever happens, you have to trust me,” he whispered into her ear, his face resting in the curve of her neck. “Watch for me in your dream. I’ll be there for you.”

Impossible as it seemed, his words didn’t shock or alarm her. Sleep was coming for her, dragging down her lashes and filling her brain. She fought to keep her eyes open and watch the flickering shapes on the ceiling, but Cade’s embrace slipped around her like a cocoon. His body poured over her fear and doubt and enveloped her in a honeyed warmth.

She didn’t know how long she could last. She fought to remain conscious.

The darkness was coming.

A Sleep So Dark

BIG NEWS!!

I know many of you found me from my latest books (Rules of Negotiation, The Boss’s Fake Fiancee), which are adult romances, but I actually started publishing with a little young adult series called The Talents (a.k.a. Delcroix Academy, but we won’t get into all that…). I love writing both adult and young adult, but my schedule over the past couple of years forced me to focus on one, which means that I haven’t released a YA for over a year.

Well, young adult fans, I have great news! In October, just two months from now, I will be releasing a new young adult novel! It’s a paranormal YA thriller, called A Sleep So Dark. It’s a new style for me, and I’m incredibly excited about sharing it with you. Here’s the blurb:

Haunted…


After watching her mother die in a car accident, sixteen year-old Tandy McIntyre is plagued by violent dreams. Terrified to sleep and losing her grip on reality, she agrees to attend an experimental group retreat with Dr. Robert Gillman, an expert in lucid dreaming.

Trapped…


In the bitter cold of a Colorado winter, Tandy follows Dr. Gillman and his enigmatic son Cade as they lead a group of troubled teens into the wilderness. There, Dr. Gillman claims he will teach them to control their unconscious minds and master their dreams. But when the dreaming and the waking collide, will Tandy ever be safe again?

Don’t Fall Asleep…

 

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be announcing spots for a review team (yay for free books!), blog tour, and cover reveal. If you know you want to get in on the fun, just email me at inara.scott@gmail.com, or stay tuned for the announcements!

What Were They Thinking?

This is a fun thing to say while shaking your head at the rampant stupidity of…well…someone else. One likes to think that you will never have the occasion to say, “What was I thinking?” with such mystification (though anyone who was a teenager in the 80s likely says that when perusing their high school yearbook). But today, I’m wondering if this is what everyone will be saying, some day in the future, about romance writers circa 2013.

I say this after hearing and reading about the dominant theme at the 2013 RWA National Conference, which seems to be, “write more, publish more, and then when you’re done with that, write another one.” One month is the optimal time to wait between new releases. Two months, max. Keep the machine pumping. Publish everywhere you can. If you can’t crank out a novel every month, publish a novella. Can’t produce five books a year? Wait to publish until you have a big backlist, then push them out every couple of months (where you go from there, I’m not sure, unless you’ve been writing a solid decade and have enough titles to last you for a few years).

Now I’ve been a romance reader for almost thirty years. I’ve read and loved a lot of books. But even just a few years ago, no one expected their favorite author to give them something new every two months. You got a book a year from your favorite author, and you were a happy camper. Today, expectations have changed. We get one book in a series and we want the next. Immediately. We tweet/Facebook/email our favorite authors and tell them we want more. Authors feel the pressure from fans, editors, and peers to publish more more more. Classes in “fast drafting” are everywhere. Check Twitter at any given moment and I guarantee there’s an author out there cranking out 1,000 words an hour on a 1k1hr challenge.

Seriously, people, what the hell are we thinking?

I know. You’re feeding your family. You’re pleasing the fans. You’re struggling to make a living. This is what the audience wants. This is what readers demand. It’s exciting. You love to write. I get that. I do.

But really? I mean, really? Can we step back and take a little gut check here? Does anyone really believe that the quality of a book written in a month is anything comparable to the book written over six months? Does any author really think they can push out ten books a year FOR TEN YEARS and keep each one of them creative, fresh, and different?

I’m not saying I’m not falling prey to this epic “quantity is everything” push. I wrote a book in the month of July, and honestly, it was fun. I enjoyed forcing my brain to work all day long and going with the flow of the story instead of endlessly rethinking and revising as I went. And I’m not sure that story completely sucks, either (at least, my darling critique partner says it doesn’t, and that’s good enough for me). But I’m lucky enough to have a day job to go back to in the fall that will exercise another part of my brain and give the romantic trope/sex scene/plot point/witty dialog/big black moment/happily ever after part of my brain a rest. I can’t imagine doing that every month, or every two months, for the rest of my writing career.

I know some Harlequin authors have been working like this for many years. But as an industry trend, I think this five-books-a-year thing is new. And I think in ten years, when we look back on the books we’ve been churning out like magazine articles, we’re going to regret it. I just don’t believe quality is going to keep pace with quantity, and even worse, I think as authors we are going to burn ourselves out at a record pace.

I see this as a sort of grand experiment. How many books can a romance author write in a year before she is plum out of new words? Before she uses the exact same phrase to describe an orgasm that she’s used in five previous books? Before she realizes that this hero is saying/doing/thinking the same things the last hero did?

I hope we don’t get there. I hope we realize how crazy this is before we’ve exhausted ourselves and our creative juices.

Before we end up disappointing our readers by giving them less than what they deserve.

Living with Migraines

Hello Friends!

Many of you know that I am a frequent sufferer of migraines. In my fight against headaches I have done acupuncture, practiced yoga, suffered through massages (haha), gotten cranial sacral therapy, and experimented with many more treatments that we don’t need to discuss on the internet. 😉

About fifteen years ago, my migraines were totally out of control, and I had a pretty much constant headache. Today, I only have headaches about once a week, and they are well treated by prescription medications. (Thank you, Maxalt!)

Getting my headaches under control was a multi-year battle that took a lot of work. I’ve learned that I need to get regular sleep, can’t watch movies in theaters because of the lighting, and definitely can’t watch fireworks. One of the most important things I learned is the value of a migraine-friendly diet. I’m always amazed when I talk to people who suffer from migraines when I learn that they don’t know how significant food triggers can be, and how much of a reduction in their headaches they might be able to achieve by eliminating certain foods.

Given that I’ve been living with this for so long, and so many fellow writers are sufferer of migraines, I thought maybe it would be worthwhile for me to share some of my food suggestions and tips, and maybe even a few recipes.

So, this will be the first of other blogs, maybe with some regularity if you all find them helpful.

I’ll start with the basics: food can trigger migraines. The trigger mechanisms vary enormously, so I’ll just summarize some of the most common triggers for migraine sufferers:

-red wine
-MSG
-aged cheeses (basically anything other than cream cheese, ricotta, and fresh mozzarella)
-citrus fruits
-ripe bananas
-processed meats (particularly those containing nitrates or nitrites)
-nuts
-chocolate

Basically, if it’s fun, it’s on the list! Ha! Seriously, if you want a comprehensive list of potential triggers, this list from the University of California at Berkeley was my Bible when I first started trying to identify my own triggers. Be aware that triggers are different for each person. My biggest triggers (that I’ve identified) are LIMES, PASSION FRUIT, AGED CHEESE, WINE, and PEANUTS. You may find that you are particularly sensitive to certain foods at certain times–triggers work in combination with each other, so peanuts may be a trigger for you on a day when you haven’t gotten enough sleep, or are at the wrong point in your monthly hormonal cycle, or also have a chocolate bar. This sucks, because it makes it harder to identify your triggers.

But if you’re a migraine sufferer, like me, you’ll probably find it’s worth eliminating ripe bananas rather than suffer a migraine.

I hope this was helpful–look for more recipes and tips in the future!

Authors–What Do You Really Want?

For those of you who are “skip to the back of the book” kind of folks, I’ll cut right to the chase:

More.

That’s what most of us really want, isn’t it? That’s the monster we’re fighting. The “more” monster. The drive that says when you finally get exactly what you wanted it isn’t enough. And really, that’s the demon that remains to be slain at the heart of our lives–and our publishing careers. The drive for more that makes it impossible for us to enjoy our success and figure out what will really make us happy.

Let me slow down and start from the beginning. I started writing in 2005. My goal at first was simple: to write a book. But then I wrote the book and realized that writing the book wasn’t really what I wanted. I wanted to get published.

Back then, publishing meant Big 6, which meant I needed an agent. So threw my heart and soul into getting an agent. Eventually, after a whole lot of rejections, I got an agent. Then I got The Call–from Disney-Hyperion. I was to be published. Twice.

So I got what I wanted, right? I should have been done? Happy?

Ha! Now that I achieved that goal, I wanted something new: to quit my day job. (Did that.) To make money. (Got a nice advance.) To sell more books. (Yep.) To hit a list. (Oops, not there yet!)

Get the idea? Like many of you, I’m sure, I have this constant drive to set new goals and achieve new things. Write more, different, better books. Hit some milestone in sales. Save for retirement. There are things about that drive that are wonderful. It keeps me working hard, writing more books, and constantly striving to make myself a better author, publicist, and businesswoman.

But what about the happy part? What about the content? See, this drive also brings the worry. The disappointment. The “I’m not there yet”. The feeling that I haven’t quite succeeded. The belief that “if only I get this one thing I’ll be done”–but then, of course, the one thing changes.

A blogger once asked me about an award I’d won, saying, “was that when you knew you’d made it?” I laughed and responded flippantly, “Have I made it yet?” But the flippant response wasn’t flippant at all. I really don’t feel like I’ve made it. Because there’s always a new goal on the horizon that I haven’t quite achieved.

For authors, I think this “more” drive is particularly destructive because it gets in the way of understanding–or even asking–what will truly make us content and happy. Once we get published, we need the next contract. If we get a good review, we need 10 more. If we are in e-book, we want mass market. If we are mass market, we need Walmart. If we sell 10,000 books, we need 100,000. But each of these new goals comes with a price, and we never really ask if the price is worth it. What do we leave behind when we change publishers for the next big deal? What relationship with an editor is sacrificed to get our books in Walmart? Why does it matter if we’re in the supermarket? Who the hell really cares if the Big Six ever really know your name?

The other day, I read this lovely quote from the Dalai Lama:

When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.'”

Publishing today offers too many option to keep running on someone else’s hamster wheel. My challenge to myself–and all the other writers out there–is to figure out what you really want. The next time you look at your Goodreads page, or stalk yourself on Amazon, or push your agent for a new contract, or kill yourself trying to figure out what you need to do to hit a list, ask yourself, “Why do I want this? When will I be content?” If the answer is more, go back to the drawing board. Because more isn’t a way to joy. Find your path to joy, and then follow it with all your heart.

It's Free!

Last week, I made a dream come true. Some of you might recognize this dream. It isn’t about publishing, or finding this love of my life, or having incredible kids, or even fitting into a size 6. I’ve done all those. (Okay, maybe not the six 6 thing.) They were awesome. They were life-changing.

But this is even better.

This is…paying off my student loans.

© Mike Watson | Dreamstime Stock Photos

Most of you know I’m a lawyer, so you can probably guess that I’ve been carrying around some massive loans from law school. Fewer of you know I’ve got a Master’s in Recreation and Leisure Students (very useful) so there were loans for that. And of course, I took out the maximum loans I could (as did my poor parents) to fund my undergraduate education at Duke University. When I graduated from law school, out of necessity I consolidated all my nasty loans together and got on a 30 year payback plan. At a rate of interest that students today can hardly even imagine.

I realize this is more insight into my finances that you had ever hoped or wanted to get. But hey, this is building up to a big thank you, so hang in there, okay?

Because I was on the 30 year plan, I wasn’t supposed to pay off these loans until 2030. (Yes, I am that old.) But in fact, I paid them off on Thursday.

It was terrifying. It was exciting. It was a little anti-climactic. And the reason I was able to do it? Publishing with Entangled. If it hadn’t been for Liz and Heather and Libby, Rules of Negotiation would still be under my bed. The Boss’s Fake Fiancee would never have been written. And these books made my dream of paying off my loans come true.

So now for the thank you part. As a thanks to all the readers who helped make this crazy thing a reality, I’m making Exposing Alix, my contemporary full-length super sexy adult romance, free. Just for a few days (my keeper Amazon won’t let me do more than 5 days). A thank you to all the readers who love romance.

Here’s a little about Alix:

Under the name Alix Z, Daisy Zahn was once a wildly successful director of romantic, erotic movies. But when her pursuit of love left her with nothing but heartache, Daisy left Hollywood for a small-town in Oregon, and closed off her heart for good.

Bad boy actor-director Ryker wants nothing to do with love or romance, but when critics complain his love scenes are too cold, he seeks out the mysterious Alix Z to add her sexy spin to his latest film. Ryker quickly becomes fascinated by the reclusive beauty and determined to show her that sex doesn’t have to be cluttered with emotion. But in the heat of their passion, can he keep his own heart out of the shot?

Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/Exposing-Alix-ebook/dp/B00AI68N32

I’d love for you to download and share the news!

All my best,
Inara

POISON Blog Tour Dates!

The voting is closed, and the results are….

Oh wait, this is a blog tour, not a results show. Whoops! 🙂

A couple of weeks ago I put out a call for people to sign up for a blog tour to celebrate the release of the late Bridget Zinn’s debut YA novel POISON, which releases on March 12. I was stunned and thrilled by the result. The tour now includes over 100 participants, many of whom knew Bridget personally, many of whom did not but want to be a part of this wonderful event.

Below is a list of the participants and the day they will be blogging. Please help support Bridget and these kind folks by visiting their blogs and commenting their posts, tweeting, Facebooking, and doing whatever you can to spread the word. Use the hashtag #POISON on Twitter and maybe we can get it trending on March 12. Wouldn’t that be grand?


MARCH 12
April Henry
E.M. Kokie
Nyrae Dawn
Julie “Manga Maniac Cafe”
Abby Niles
Pam “Bookalicious” van Hylckama
Jennifer McAndrews “Honestly YA”

MARCH 13
Kate Treadway “Verb Vixen”
Martha Brockenbrough
Cameron Y. – What the Cat Read
Bobbie Gould
Molly “Wrapped Up in Books”
Eileen Li

MARCH 14
Ashley Walsh “The Quiet Concert”
Jennifer Rummel “YA Book Nerd”
Tammy Hall
Laura Kaye
Melissa Simmons
Shelley Bunnell
Kate Bourne “The Book Monsters”
Taneesha “A Diary of a Book Addict”

MARCH 15
Caroline Starr Rose
Lindsey Loucks
Amy Alessio
Elyana Noreme
Rachel Patrick “Beauty and the Bookshelf”
Sonya “Sony the Book Lover”
Elizabeth Seckman

MARCH 16
Sara Bennett Wealer
Amy Plum
Betty G. Birney
Elizabeth Otto
Ellen Faith
Celeste Holloway

MARCH 17
Janet Fox
Erica “The Book Cellarx”
Amy Stewart “Simple Love of Reading”
Libby Fischer Hellmann
Melody May
Rebekah Faubion

MARCH 18
Jon Goldhirsch
MaryAnn Oprea @ Chapter by Chapter
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Brenna from Esther’s Ever After
Lauren Thoman “The Housework Can Wait”
Annabelle Hammond “Read Write and Read Some More

MARCH 19
Lucia “The Loyal Book”
Jessica Miller “I Read to Relax”
Melissa de la Cruz
Sara Hayet “The Page Sage”
Tara Hudson
Rebecca Lamb

MARCH 20
Johanna Wright
Tara @ Shhh… Not While I’m Reading
Michelle “Much Loved Books”
Kristina Snyder
Zoe Dawson
Peter Salomon

MARCH 21
Gwenyth Love “Rants n Scribbles”
Sarah Evans
Robin Bielman
Mundie Moms (Katie)
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Tamson Weston

MARCH 22
Lucy “The Reading Date”
Carrie Ardoin “Sweet Southern Home”
Tracy James Jones
Nikki Wang “Fiction Freak”

MARCH 23
Amy Thau “Tripping Over Books”
Ashley G. “Wholly-books”
jone “Maclibrary”
Jaime @ Twisting the Lens
Crystal “Winterhaven Books”
Allison Kirk
Jess “Book Rook Reviews”

MARCH 24
Lucy Softich “Adventures in Bookland”
Stephanie “Poetry to Prose”
Caren Crane “Romance Bandits”
Lori Degman
Beth Saxton
DJ DeSmyter

MARCH 25
Michael Gettel-Gilmartin “Middle Grade Mafioso”
Ruth Tenzer Feldman “Blue Thread”
Lynne Kelly
Hafsah “Icey Books”
Samanthe Beck

MARCH 26
Becca “I’m Lost in Books”
Brook Gideon “Dead Gideons”
Natalie J. Damschroder, for Everybody Needs a Little Romance
Beth Revis
Damaris “Good Choice Reading”

MARCH 27
Amy G. (Kissed by Ink)
Stephanie Ruble
Angie Manfredi “Fat Girl Reading”
Rachel Coyne
Chris Miller

MARCH 28
Natalie J. Damschroder
Sara Shafer
Audra “The Society”
Laura Hernandez: Snorkle “My Sentiments Exactly!”
Stephanie “Love Life Read”

Be a Part of Bridget's Team–Celebrate Poison!

Could you do something sweet for Poison?

 

In the summer of 2010, I met Bridget Zinn for the first time. We were at a gathering of local young adult authors. The group, which still meets, was small but warm, and I was welcomed immediately. People were sharing updates on their work and life. Bridget, despite the presence of a virtual stranger, was laughing about the way her cancer treatment had made her boobs bigger and how she needed to special order a new bra. She was beautiful, with a round, sweet face and eyes that laughed just as loudly as her voice. I discovered we shared a publisher, as well as the frustration of wanting desperately to see our book hit the shelf, only to have it pushed out and delayed.

I found it hard to believe such a young, vibrant woman had cancer.

I assumed Bridget’s cancer was one of those weird, treatable types that you looked back on with amazement when you were fifty. I didn’t appreciate how serious it was for a few months. But over the next year there were more treatments, and more stories. Bridget married her boyfriend Barrett, and he started to accompany her to our gatherings. Not to participate, just to get her there. He would wait in a booth across the restaurant, giving Bridget time to be with us. I loved him for that. Throughout it all, Bridget maintained the same air of sunny optimism that she had when I met her.

Bridget died in May, 2011.

Bridget’s first YA novel, Poison, is being released by Hyperion on March 12, 2013. Being published was Bridget’s dream. Now, nearly four years to the day from her diagnosis, her novel is at last reaching readers. On her behalf, her friends and family want to celebrate her accomplishment and help get her book into the hands of readers.

Poison’s first review just came in, a near-rave from Kirkus Reviews, who write, “Don’t let the title or cover fool you! No grimdark teen fantasy or angst-y heroines here; just a frothy confection of a fairy tale featuring poisoners, princesses, perfumers and pigs, none of whom are exactly what they appear (except maybe the pigs)…. Good silly fun—a refreshing antidote to a genre overflowing with grit and gloom.” We’re sure this is the first of many happy reviews to come for Bridget’s debut.

Since Bridget isn’t here to share her novel, people are pulling together to help get the word out about this former librarian’s sweet, hilarious debut.

How you can help

 

If you’re a blogger
I’m helping coordinate a massive blog tour for Poison. During the week of March 11, we’re hoping to get everyone in the blogosphere to write about their own firsts. It could be the release of your first novel (if you’re an author), or first blog (if you’re a blogger), or any other momentous first (if you’re human).

If you’re interested in participating in the blog tour, follow the link and sign up. We will send you information about Poison to add to your blog. You’ll send a link to your blog to: Barrett Dowell, barrettdowell@gmail.com (Bridget’s husband) and he’ll put it on this web page. As well, her agent will post it and tweet it every day for a solid week.

If you have a Twitter account

During the week of March 11, tweet about #Poison.

Tweet a photo of you holding the book. You could also tweet a link to this web page, part of a review, or a link to your blog post. Just use the hashtag #Poison.

If you’re on Facebook

During the week of March 11, post a picture of you holding Poison, and/or a link to her web page.

If you knew Bridget, write about her. If you didn’t, write about how a librarian helped kindle your love of reading. Or how your favorite young fantasy lit a fire in you as a reader that opened up the full world of literature.

If you’re an author

Consider mentioning Poison during the week of March 11.

You’ll remember how exciting it was to have your first book published. If you’re doing an event, or talking to librarians, consider giving a piece of your time to the story of Bridget and Poison. If you use social media, anything you can do during that week to help get the word out would be welcome.

If you’re a librarian

During the week of March 11, help spread the word.

Bridget was a YA librarian, first in Wisconsin, then in Oregon. Spread the word about Poison on any listservs you’re on. Post a review on Goodreads or LibraryThing. Help raise awareness and get the book into the hands of readers.

If you’re a reader who loves Poison

Please post a review—if not during the week of March 11, then as soon as you can.

And consider reposting your review from Goodreads on Powells.com, Amazon.com, BN.com, and wherever readers look for ideas about what books to read next.

If you’re the parent of a teen who might like Poison

Take them to the library to check it out/put it hold, or buy them a copy. On Facebook, share a photo of your teen holding the book or ask them to put in on their own Facebook page.

If you’d like to support the book and your local school or library

Purchase a copy and donate it to a library’s shelves.

We will be setting up a tumblr of donations and photos of readers with the book.

Thank you so much! We all loved Bridget and her novel, and since she cannot be here to promote it, we are trying to do that for her. We, her family and friends, are so grateful for the kindness of readers to help share her work with the world. She was a writer and a reader but above all a true friend of good books and readers everywhere.

If you’re interested in helping, please let us know so that we can add you to the reminder list. And thank you in advance.

About the novel

Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart…misses.

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?

Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.

About Bridget Zinn

Bridget grew up in Wisconsin. She went to the county fair where she met the love of her life, Barrett Dowell. They got married right before she went in for exploratory surgery which revealed she had colon cancer. They christened that summer the “summer of love” and the two celebrated with several more weddings. Bridget continued to read and write until the day she died. Her last tweet was “Sunshine and a brand new book. Perfect.”

Bridget wanted to make people laugh and hoped readers would enjoy spending time with the characters she created. As a librarian/writer she loved books with strong young women with aspirations. She also felt teens needed more humorous reads. She really wanted to write a book with pockets of warmth and happiness and hoped that her readers’ copies would show the watermarks of many bath time reads.

Links about Bridget

(If you post something, don’t forget to post a link to this page: http://bridgetzinn.com/help/index.php)

Everything you need to know about helping spread the word (with lots of info and links)

Entangled in Love Blog Hop!

The authors of Entangled publishing like nothing better than a party. And what could be a better holiday for a romance author than Valentine’s Day? To celebrate the day of Hallmark cards, unreasonable expectations, engagements, true love, and the occasional bout of tears, we’re having a big fat fun blog hop. Bounce all over the internetz today checking out Entangled authors blogs and enter to win lots of lovely Entangled prizes. Click here to check out what the other authors are giving away during the Entangled In Love blog hop!

And now for my super easy giveaway! All you have to do to be entered to win is head over to my Facebook page and leave a comment on my wall. In your comment, tell me if you’re a Valentine’s Day lover or scrooge. (I’ve been both at various times in my life!) If you’re in the mood, you can like my page so you get all my latest book news. One random commentor will receive a rare PRINT copy of The Boss’s Fake Fiancee!

All the participants in the blog hop will be accepting entries through February 16th–so play on and have fun! Also, join us for a Valentine’s Day Twitter party! Here’s the deets:

Date : February 8th, 2013
Time : 9pm EST
Hashtag : #EntangledInLove
What : We’ll be asking Valentine’s day related questions and each question has prizes to be won! Answer right for a chance to win some of the many awesome prizes
Where : Follow the instructions below
1. Go to http://tweetgrid.com/party
2. Fill in the hash-tag as #EntangledInLove
3. Fill in the hosts
@entangledpub
@totalbookaholic
@babsbookbistro
@anjanavasan
4. Enter your twitter handle, follow the tweets, answer the questions and you may just get lucky
Don’t forget to mention the #EntangledInLove hashtag in your replies!

Indulgence Party!


Crazy, hun? The Indulgence imprint turns one on February 12th, and since Rules of Negotiation was one of the launch books for the line, that means Brit, Tori, and all their friends are turning 1 too!

To celebrate, Entangled Books is going all out with the celebration!
We have a ton of fun stuff planned for everyone, including numerous chances to get your hands on all of our Indulgence books and interact with the authors.

Join the Indulgence Party on Facebook to talk to the authors, answer questions and win some pretty cool prizes! The schedule is as follows (Links & Prizes will be updated soon!):

Time: Noon – 4pm EST.

February 5th
Inara Scott & Ros Clarke *** THAT’S ME!

February 7th
Nicole Helm, Nina Croft, & Rachel Lyndhurst

February 11th
Barbara DeLeo & Michele de Winton

February 13th
Amy Andrews, Stephanie Draven, & Annie Seaton

February 19th
Addison Fox, Victoria James, & Nicola Marsh

February 21st

Christine Bell & Bronwen Evans

February 26th
Marisa Cleveland, Robin Covington, & Robyn Thomas

February 28th
Diane Alberts & Jennifer Probst

Want to get your hands on ALL of our Indulgence books? Well, this month you can!

When : February 4th – February 28th (Weekdays)
Time : 9pm – 10pm EST.
Where : Twitter! If you’re not following us yet, follow now at @indulgencebooks !
Hashtag : #IndulgeYourself
How : Starting February 4th, follow the #IndulgeYourself hashtag on Twitter! We’ll be tweeting clues, you need to figure out which Indulgence book the clues refer to and a random winner gets a copy of the book!
These clues will be related to any of the following:
Book Cover
Blurb
Quotes
For reference, you can find a list of all our Indulgence titles here! You can refer to this list when we give out the clues.

Sounds fun, right? We hope you join us!
Wait, there’s more!
On February 12th, Entangled will be hosting a Grand Prize Giveaway full of Indulgent Goodies, on their blog! So make sure you check back!