Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Freebies!

As you know, I'm running a MERRY CHRISTMAS BALL CONTEST from now till Dec. 1st. (The prize is $100 B&N gift card and who couldn't use that just before Christmas?) Turns out, several of my writing buddies are running some great contests too! So I thought I'd share them with you.

Preparing for the holidays can leave you with little time for yourself. My friend Gerri Russell's contest will take care of that!

Just in time for the holidays... Win One, Give One As a Gift! One lucky winner will receive two Warrior’s Bride “Relax in the Bath” gift baskets. Each gift basket includes an autographed copy of Warrior’s Bride, a bath pillow, a bath sponge, and bubble bath, one for the winner and one to give to a friend. The contest runs until December 1st. Enter HERE!

This one is not exactly a contest, but it is a FREEBIE! My friend Bonnie Vanak has a free online read at eHarlequin starting Monday, Oct. 19! It's called Seducing the Vampire and it's about a half-vampire, half-werewolf who teams with his former love, a sexy vampress, to save a magick amulet from falling into the wrong hands. Each Monday for eight weeks will feature a new chapter.

What a great way to try out a new author! Be sure to check out Bonnie's latest release Immortal Wolf, which is out this month from Silhouette Nocturne. And say a little prayer for Bonnie herself. Her day job takes her into some rather dicey 3rd world countries. It's taking her to Haiti on Monday. I admire her so much for the way she helps others. You can read a bit more about that in her latest post at THE CHATELAINES.

You may remember Caroline Fyffe. She was here blogging about her debut release a few months ago and now she has a killer contest that gives you a chance to unleash your creativity. I know lots of my readers are also writers, so be sure to enter:

Caroline Fyffe's Under A Western Sky Contest
Don’t miss your chance to win a night’s stay at Slide Mountain Ranch in beautiful Tuolumne, CA. All you have to do is watch a 2 minute book trailer and write your version of the last line of the story. Here's your chance to write a happily-ever-after.....

If you haven't started the Tairen Soul series you have some serious catch up reading to do! From now until October 27, my friend C.L. Wilson is hosting a daily “countdown” blog on her website’s blog. Visitors who post a response to the Question of the Day are eligible to enter a weekly drawing for an autographed copy of QUEEN OF SONG AND SOULS (book 4 in the Tairen Soul quintet) and other great prizes. I love these books! So join the fun!

Hope you enjoy visiting my friends' websites and good luck in all the contests! This weekend my DH and I hope to attend an artshow. What are your plans?

PS. Today is my regular day to post at The Chatelaines. I'm talking about "saving the ta-ta's," starting with your own!


Heather D said...

Thanks for the heads up on so many great contests!

EmilyBryan said...

My pleasure! Enjoy!

Edie Ramer said...

I've got to admire Harlequin for the promo things they do. Bonnie's story sounds interesting -- and so does her life. I'm sending a prayer for her safety.

EmilyBryan said...

Thanks, Edie! I'm sure Bonnie appreciates it.

Kathye said...

What fun. I'm going to try a couple of these contests. Gerri Russell's will be my first stop. I LOVE my 2 hour soaks. A fresh spa basket sounds good to me!!!! Then I'll stop by Caroline Fyffe's contect. Maybe I'll win and meet a DUDE at the Dude Ranch. Well I can dream, can't I?
Happy artshow.

EmilyBryan said...

Good luck, Kathye! Oh, hey I forgot to mention that Caroline's debut WHERE THE WIND BLOWS has been optioned for a movie! How cool is that!

Patricia Barraclough said...

Thank you for the tips on the contests.
Am heading for The Chatelaines.

EmilyBryan said...

Thanks, Pat. See you at the Chatelaines.

Patricia Barraclough said...

Went to Caroline Fyffe's site. The video is lovely. The reviews are good, but the video is what caught me. I wish the excerpt had been just a little more complete. It will certainly be a book I'll be looking for.

Finally got into town tonight and bought my copy of A Christmas Ball. Can't wait to read it, but will have to. Have 3 books I'm reading for work and am trying to finish up a couple of my own. I'm going to save it for my Christmas treat to be read by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate, spiced cider, or hot buttered rum.

EmilyBryan said...

Thanks so much for buying A CHRISTMAS BALL, Pat! Hope you enjoy it to pieces!