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Saturday, October 4, 2014

HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER HUNT



Hello Folks, and Welcome to our Halloween Scavenger Hunt!!!!

We have 36 awesome authors participating in this event, which means prizes galore.   

In the spirit of making this as easy for the readers as possible, I have created a list below of all the authors' websites/blogs so you can click on the link and be taken directly to the site to find the Halloween graphics-10 different graphic designs, but you only need to find one on each site (courtesy of Google).  I am also providing a link to a page where you can type in the answers of where you found the graphics here.  If you can't get it to work, just copy and paste into a Word document and drop it in the email to me. Each site you visit and provide the right answer, equals one entry. So the more sites you visit, the more chances to win.

The list of prizes and the dates they will be given away is here.  I will be using Rafflecopter to pick the winners each day.  

Here's the IMPORTANT part -- once you've filled in your answers, you must email the document to me at sloanmcbride@gmail.com.  I will review the answers, and will enter your name the number of times to match the number of sites you visited, and correct answers provided.  

Good luck, and happy scavenging!!!!!  











The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Friday, September 26, 2014

NEW COVER REVEAL

Hey, Hey, Hey......

One day a book was released -- The Fury, Book 1 of Time Walker Series -- and people liked it.  If you are not aware of the Time Walker Series, read an excerpt and reviews about The Fury here.

For those of you who have been waiting anxiously, patiently, tiredly, the wait is over.  Book 2 of the Time Walker Series -- The Treasure -- is scheduled to be released on February 9, 2015.  

But wait!!!!  I am giving a sneak peek to anyone who is a subscriber to my newsletter.  If you haven't subscribed to my newsletter yet, you can do so here.

I will be doing the cover reveal on October 3rd, so don't wait.  Subscribe now!  

If you loved Dagan, the gorgeous time walker in Book 1, you will love Orion, the sexy time walker in Book 2.

Don't wait.  October 3rd is just around the corner.

As a side note:  Available now on my website, readers may request autographed copies of ebooks.  Just look for this icon:  mini badge 

I've got chills...... I can't wait to release the cover.

~~Sloan~~
www.sloanmcbride.com

LOVE SPANS ALL TIME

  

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Book, Love, Write


What do most authors have in common, no matter what genre they write? They love desserts. Sweets sustain them through pending deadlines and take the sting out of crushing rejection letters and nasty reviews. They also often celebrate their successes—selling a book, winning a writing award, making a bestseller list, or receiving a fabulous review—with decadent indulgences. And when authors chat with each other, they often talk about their writing and their lives. Recipes. Writing. Relationships. In this cookbook 105 authors not only share their favorite recipes for fabulous cakes, pies, cookies, candy, and more, they also share the best advice they’ve ever received on love and writing.










ITunes

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Authors After Dark - One Winner

Have you heard about the Authors After Dark Conference coming in April, 2015?  It is called THE NOVEL EXPERIENCE and is being held at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas.  I will be there along with over 100 other authors to do book signings, giveaways, and enjoy the night life.



The Novel Experience


http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-novel-experience-las-vegas-tickets-11210544039



Here is more information about the event:


READERS!
  1. It’s VEGAS for CHEAP! Like cheapy cheap. 149-189 a night depending on the room you choose. On a hotel RIGHT ON THE STRIP! Oh and its 3 days pre and post for the prices too! Make a vacation outta it for a fraction of the price!
  2. MANY genres will be in attendance, including Romance, Scifi/fantasy, Steampunk, YA, NA, Horror, Mystery and others!
  3. TONS of awesome opportunities to hangout with authors ALL OVER VEGAS! Several authors are getting off site parties together for Vegas shows (like Thunder from Down under, and Absinthe) and will be offering contests for special meals and events with them--- fully paid! (But you gotta be registered with us to qualify!)
  4. THE EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND! That’s right, FREE! Rooms are the ONLY thing you need to pay (aside from your transportation) to attend the event. Staying at the hotel is preferred, as there’s going to be awesome extras that will be cropping up at the hotel!
  5. Readers are our focus at this event! From the big signing to the evening parties, Authors and readers will explore Vegas together!

 ONE LUCKY WINNER CAN GET A VIP TICKET.  The ticket gets you VIP entry and exit from the signing and any parties, Friday Preview signing hours, Swag bag, and entry to a VIP only party with an open bar.  

***There are 2 privisos, restrictions for the winner.  You must agree to getting your OWN room at the hotel (you may room with other people, but not with anyone who gets a freebie registration), and you are responsible for your own travel for the event (i.e. airfare, etc.).***

The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter.  (Please make sure to include your email address) Good Luck!
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway







Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Who Doesn't Love a Renaissance Faire?

Went to a Renaissance Faire.  Thank goodness it was in a wooded forest because that helped keep me from getting fried.  However, it did not stop the humidity from weighing heavy on my lungs....LOL   

There were interesting people there with plenty of period weaponry.




I even decided to try throwing metal stars at the target.  My Time Walkers use them in some of my books so I thought it would be interesting to see if I could be as effective as Dagan (The Fury) or Orion (The Treasure).

 Yep, that's the back of me.  I hit the wall several times, and the target once, but the stars never stuck.  I was surprised at how light the steel stars were in my hand.  I was happy that I actually was able to throw them the full distance.  (I'm very weak in the upper body department!)

There were belly dancers....

and a guy who twirled fire.....


 Even some elves showed up........


There were War Pony Rides....


and those horses were battle ready....

There were demonstrations on how to use the swords.  They actually put on a bit of a sword battle which was quite interesting.



  We walked through the Fairy Forest which was stunning.


 We got to see a real joust.  This is Duncan, our brave soldier who will battle the evil Roland, who cheats to win.





There were some who were really into their characters.



 Except for the humidity, it was a fun day.  They had bison burgers and turkey legs, and hot dogs.  Shops galore where you could buy period-style costumes, jewelry, elf ears, and much more.  Everyone had a good time.  I even got a Henna tattoo on my right forearm (like the Time Walkers) of a Celtic Trinity inside a circle.  The guy who did it added a little flare to the tat.

~~Sloan~~