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Many winners! - October 2, 2011

Lots of winners!

5 copies of Must Love Lycans (Broken Heart 8) by Michele Bardsley

Many winners! - October 2, 2011

The Question: What is your favorite paranormal being?

1.  Amy who said...
I love the Broken Heart series.

My favorite paranormal being is a vampire. I think it is because of the old vampire movies I use to sneak and watch as a kid. Then I feel in love with the books about them. I love all paranormal beings but I am a sucker for a vampire. LOL :)

2.  Eli Yanti who said...
paranormal being i loved : fairies (ash - iron king is my fav, knife and many more), vampires (edward cullen, viper, styx, layel), werewolf (jacob), nymph (nymph king - gena showalter), dragons and angels.

3.  wanda f who said...
My favorite being is werewolves .\Michele I love your Broken Hearts series Ive read all of the previous books and cant wait to read Must Love Lycans .Its my most wanted to get book of the year .

4.  Megan@Riverina Romantics said...
I'm a vampire groupie!

5.  JoAnna who said...
I love shifters, cat shifters are my favorite!


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Paradise 21 (New Dawn 1) (e-book) by Aubrie Dionne

Many winners! - October 2, 2011

The Question: Do you listen to music when you write? Does the music affect how or what you write?? or if you don't write - Do you listen to music when you read?

Denise Z who said...
I listen to music when I do not have to concentrate on anything else. I love it and my toes tap, my body moves, and I will belt it out with the best of them. When I listen to music I cannot write or work, but I can read albeit with some toe tapping going on:) Thank you for sharing today. I would love to read Paradise 21 and appreciate the giveaway opportunity.


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The Savage Knight (Malory's Knights of Albion) by Paul Lewis (3 copies)

Many winners! - October 2, 2011

The Question: Arthur or Lancelot?

1.  Krystal who said...
I was never a huge fan of either one, but I supposed I'll choose Arthur.

2.  booklover0226 who said...
Between the two, I must choose Arthur; he was devoted and dedicated to his clause.

(side note - my favorite is Gawain!)

3.  Barbara E. who said...
I'd have to go with Arthur, he's definitely the man. Savage Knight sounds very intriguing and I'm looking forward to checking it out.


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Shadow Kin (Half-Light City 1) by M.J. Scott

Many winners! - October 2, 2011

The Question:  Light or Dark?

Lieder Madchen who said...
Definitely dark for me! I am a total night owl and I melt in the sun. :)

Thank you for the great interview and giveaway, I have to read this book!


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Stone Cold Seduction (Set in Stone 1) (e-book) by Jess Macallan

Many winners! - October 2, 2011

The Question: Gargoyles or Elves?

RachaelM who said...
I would have to say gargoyles. In the last few months I have seen many books featuring gargoyles and they all look very interesting.


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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Many winners! - October 2, 2011

The Question: If you could work at a circus, what would you like to do?

Angie who said...
This sounds so good! Putting it on my TBR list. If I were in the circus - animal trainer, but probably not the big cats. Maybe monkeys or something.


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Choice of e-book of Blood of the Demon (Demons of Infernum 1) or Mark of the Sylph (Demons of Infernum 2) by Rosalie Lario

Many winners! - October 2, 2011

The Question: Greek or Egyptian Mythology or both?

June M. who said...
I have read quite a bit of Greek mythology but right now I can't think of much Egyptian mythology that I have read. I will have to look into it.
These books have been on my wish list for a while now. I would LOVE to win a copy of the first book BLOOD OF DEMON.


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Choice of Deadtown, Hellforged or Bloodstone by Nancy Holzner

Many winners! - October 2, 2011

The Question:  If you were a demon slayer what sort of paranormal/supernatural being would be your sidekick?

erin who said...
I love, love, love thi series! I can't wait for and desperately want, Bloodstone :)

If I had a sidekick, I'd want it to be a shapeshifter who is very strong and fast to protect me! :)

Thanks for the great post and giveaway!


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Spellwright by Blake Charlton (2 signed copies of the Mass Market Paperback)  US Mailing Addresses Only!

Many winners! - October 2, 2011

The Question: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Epic Fantasy or all three?

1. Blissfulrains who said...
Epic fantasy! (:

2. RachaelM who said...
I like all three, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Epic Fantasy but my favorite seems to be Urban Fantasy. I love a good fantasy book to lose myself in and forget my troubles for a while. Thanks for the giveaway.


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Winners have been notified and have until 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on Sunday, October 9, 2011 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly choose a new winner or winners.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

Interview with Michele Bardsley and Giveaway - September 10, 2011

Please welcome Michele Bardsley to The Qwillery.

TQ:  What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

Michele:  I don't really have a writing quirk. Maybe I should get one. Like, I could wear a purple hat while plotting. Or stand on one leg while writing the final scene. Or insist only on green M&Ms during deadline.

TQ:  Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Michele:  Definitely a pantser. I have to tell the story to myself first, and then go fix everything in revisions. But I also revise and edit as I go along so by the time I finish a book it's actually closer to a third draft than a first.

TQ:  Describe Must Love Lycans in 140 characters or less.

Michele:  Outcast empath psychotherapist falls in love with amnesiac werewolf.

TQ:  Without giving anything away, what is/are your favorite scene(s) in Must Love Lycans?

Michele:  Um ... I can't tell you. Because it's a climatic scene, and the reader feedback has been amazing on it. I'm just glad I write paranormal romance, you know?

TQ:  In Must Love Lycans, who was the most difficult character to write and why? The easiest and why?

Michele:  Maybe Jarred was the most difficult because I couldn't quite figure him out. Villian? Hero? Both? He still has a story to tell. The easiest? I suppose that would be Kelsey. I completely empathize with characters who make the wrong choices, and then spend a lot of time figuring out how to pay penance.

TQ:  Who is your favorite character in the Broken Heart series?

Michele:  This is a difficult question, but I think Jessica and Patrick from I'M THE VAMPIRE, THAT'S WHY will remain my favorite characters.

TQ:  What's next?

Michele:  Well, my venture into Young Adult Paranormal hits shelves on February 28, 2012. UNDEADLY is Book 1 in the Reaper Diaries. It's about a teen girl who finds out she's a reaper--and that she has to reap her almost boyfriend. I'm writing that one under the name Michele Vail. In March 2012, the next book in the Wizards of Nevermore series comes out---NOW OR NEVER.

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Michele:  My pleasure! Thanks for having me!


About Must Love Lycans

Must Love Lycans
Broken Heart 8
(Signet, September 6, 2011)
Interview with Michele Bardsley and Giveaway -  September 10, 2011
Since the moment Damien showed up-gloriously naked-Kelsey Morningstone has been having a hard time keeping her relationship with the clinic's latest amnesiac patient strictly professional. Even with her empathy abilities Kelsey's not sure she can get past Damien's anger to find the cause of his delusions. After all, falling for a patient is bad enough, but falling for a patient who thinks he's a werewolf is a whole other kind of crazy...



More books by Michele:

Top Row: I'm the Vampire That's Why (Broken Heart 1), Don't Talk Back to Your Vampire (Broken Heart 2), Because Your Vampire Said So (Broken Heart 3), Wait till Your Vampire Gets Home (Broken Heart 4)

Interview with Michele Bardsley and Giveaway -  September 10, 2011

Bottom Row: Over My Dead Body (Broken Heart 5), Come Hell or High Water (Broken Heart 6), Cross Your Heart (Broken Heart 7), Never Again (Wizards of Nevermore 1)


Interview with Michele Bardsley and Giveaway -  September 10, 2011
Michele's Links

Website:  http://www.michelebardsley.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michele-Bardsley/109473595738325
Twitter:  http://twitter.com/#!/michelebardsley








The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  Five commenters will each win a copy of Must Love Lycans from Michele!

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

What is your favorite paranormal being? 

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who and When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Saturday, September 17, 2011. Void where prohibited by law.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

Winners!

The Qwillery is happy to announce winners for 3 giveaways:


Winners!


Shaun of the Dead from Michele Bardsley:

Debby who said, "I hate scary movies but my kids love them."








Winners!


Blameless by Gail Carriger and The Old Ones Necklace:

Caitlin who said, "Hmmm, My favorite would have to be squid. I like them fried ;) hehe"

Winners!



Winners!
The Grimrose Path by Rob Thurman :

Robin K who said, "I would love to be entered. Thank you for the giveaway."

throuthehaze who said, "Great interview! Count me in please"

Melissa who said, "i love Rob Thurman's work great books."






Emails have been sent to the winners who must respond by 11:59 PM US ET on September 28, 2010 or The Qwillery will have to randomly choose someone else!

Thursday Flicks - August 26, 2010 - with Michele Bardsley

Please welcome Michele Bardsley to The Qwillery for Thursday Flicks:

Hi. I’m Scaredy McScaredyPants. Well, some people know me as Michele Bardsley. So, here’s the thing. Halloween is my all-time favorite holiday. My favorite fiction (and hell, nonfiction) includes vampires, werewolves, zombies, and demons. I will watch any docudrama ever made about ghosts, possessions, Dracula, Bigfoot, and UFOs.

But when it comes to scary movies … I’m out. Look, I don’t want to be a chickenshit. I’m forty years old, and I’ve seen enough reality to know it often sucks—and sometimes suck on large scale without demons running amok or vampires on the prowl. But a movie that’s labeled “horror” freaks me out. I can watch Underworld. I can watch Death Race. I can watch every Resident Evil movie. But Paranormal Activity? The Omen? Amityville? Hell to the no.

There is one movie, however, for which I have crossed the line. It’s zombie-filled horror had bludgeoning, shotgun blasts, head bashing, spiking, and … well, you get the point. And I really liked it. And I was only scared a little. Mostly because I spent a lot of time laughing.

You know what I’m talking about, right?

Oh, yeah.

Shaun of the Dead.

And whether you are horror lover or a scaredy cat, you cannot resist this movie. See the clips below.

Shaun Of The Dead Trailer



Shaun of the Dead - A fan made music video

Leave a comment on this blog, and you’ll be entered to win your very own copy of Shaun of the Dead! (Open to US residents only.)

Now excuse me. I have to go turn on all the lights and make sure my doors and windows are locked. Hmm … where did I put my cricket bat?



The Movie Poster


Giveaway:

Michele is giving away 1 copy of Shaun of the Dead. Please leave a comment to be entered. US residents only.

You can receive additional entries by:


1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

The contest is open to all humans resident in the US with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 1, 2010.

About  Michele:

Michele Bardsley, a national bestselling author, is best known for her vampire mom series set in the fictional town of Broken Heart, Oklahoma--and her obsession with all things chocolate. She writes novels for Signet Eclipse because its much more fun than housework, and yeah, she still hopes the dish fairies will arrive to scrub the plates in the sink. She lives in Texas with her son, where they are slaves to their numerous pets.

Cross Your Heart (Broken Heart 7) will be released on September 7, 2010.


Even vampires can be afraid of ghosts...

After the death of her husband-and her dreams of motherhood-Elizabeth Bretton returned to the family estate in Broken Heart, Oklahoma. Little did she know she would also give up her life as the Silverstone heiress.

But escaping the past isn't that easy-especially with a vengeful ghost trying to kill her, a 150-year-old mystery to solve, and an outrageously hot were-jaguar named "Tez" trying to get into her boudoir...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Never Again (Wizards of Nevermore #1) will be released in March 2011.    
 
Lucinda Rackmore never would have been caught dead in a town like Nevermore. Of course, that was before the "great reckoning" drained the family finances and her former lover, ruthless master wizard Bernard Franco, snuffed out Lucy's magical abilities.
 
But can Lucy really expect protection from the Guardian of Nevermore, her ex-brother-in-law Gray Calhoun? Gray wants nothing to do with her and Lucy can't blame him. Not after her sister sacrificed him to a demon lord. Still, with everyone in town looking to settle a score with the Rackmores and Bernard bent on dragging Lucy back into his clutches, Gray might be her only hope for survival...

Win a Signed Copy of Come Hell or High Water by Michele Bardsley

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 11:59 P.M. EASTERN TIME ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2010!

Win a Signed Copy of Come Hell or High Water by Michele BardsleyCome Hell or High Water is the 6th book in the Broken Heart series by Michele Bardsley. To celebrate its release I'm going to give away 2 signed copies! Michele is graciously providing the signed books and has sanctioned the contest. So here is what you do:

Send a creative photo of any or all of the books in the Broken Heart series* to theqwillery aht gmail dot com. Photos of e-readers displaying one of the Broken Heart books are also acceptable as long as we can see the book title! You can be in the photo or not. Just please make sure that no books are harmed in the making of your photo!  You have until 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on Sunday, January 24, 2010 to submit a photo. Only one photo per person please. All photos will be posted here at The Qwillery. The photographer retains all rights in the photograph except the limited right that lets me post it here into eternity.

Photos will be judged on creativity, composition, and clarity by Michele Bardsley and me. Judging will be totally subjective. Anyone residing on the the planet Earth may submit a photo.

*The Broken Heart series:

I'm the Vampire, That's Why
Don't Talk Back To Your Vampire
Because Your Vampire Said So
Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home
Over My Dead Body
Come Hell Or High Water

Happy shooting (of photos)!

Please feel free to post any questions you may have about the contest.

Humans Invited to Subscribe to Paranormal Town's Newsletter for the First Time Ever!

Once again I am saved from blogging by a wonderful author! Or is that you are saved from reading my blog by a wonderful author? Michele Bardsley has just announced that The Broken Heart Banner is available to humans. Here is the text of this stunning announcement:

"Humans Invited to Subscribe to Paranormal Town's Newsletter For the First Time Ever.

The Broken Heart Banner, is available to you (and, you know, all the other humans). Get an inside peek at the goings-on in Oklahoma's only paranormal community. With every issue, you'll get interviews with your favorite authors, Old Sass Cafe recipes, and regular columns, including It's Real! with Theodora Monroe, Ask Z with cranky fairy Zerina, and all the undead dish from the Gossip Ghouls. Subscribers will also receive an exclusive Broken Heart short story in every issue!

This is a print newsletter mailed out to paid subscribers every other month. It's not currently available in e-format.

To get more details about The Banner and see a sneak peak of the first issue, go to:http://blog.michelebardsley.net/?page_id=194"

For those of you who are not familiar with the denizens of Broken Heart, Oklahoma, I highly recommended this series. The books are laugh out loud funny and sizzling. In reading order, the books are:

I'm the Vampire, That's Why (September 5, 2006)


Don't Talk Back to Your Vampire (July 3, 2007)

Because Your Vampire Said So (May 6, 2008)


Wait till Your Vampire Gets Home (November 4, 2008)


and the yet to be released

Over My Dead Body (May 5, 2009)


Even paranormal parents have issues! To read more about the Broken Heart Banner just follow the link in the announcement above, and if you subscribe by January 31, 2009, you'll be entered into a special contest to win Broken Heart goodness!

Michele Bardsley & Broken Heart Citizens at Bitten by Books today!

Bitten by Books is excited to welcome author Michele Bardsley and her cast Broken Heart Citizens today as our featured Guest Bloggers! They will be talking with you today and answering questions. Check out the contest at the end of this post! You could win the amazing prize they are offering up today!

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Theodora Monroe, co-founder of the Paranormal Research and Investigation Services and self-published nonfiction author, will interview Broken Heart citizens for her newest book: Living Supernaturally in Broken Heart. Please help Dora complete the research on her book by asking your favorite paranormal citizen a question. For more information about Broken Heart, visit
http://www.BrokenHeartOK.com

Hello, my name is Theodora Monroe, and I’m thrilled to be here at Bitten by Books conducing research for my newest book. We have with us today several members of Broken Heart’s unique parakind community. Please welcome Jessica, Patrick, Eva, Lorcan, Patsy, Gabriel, Libby, Ralph, Damian, Darrius, and Drake.
Here's the link: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=1886

Michele Bardsley - Interview at Bitten By Books Today

Monday October 6th
Author Michele Bardsley
Please join us Monday October 6th at 9:00 am PDT with author
Michele Bardsley for an ONLINE exclusive Bitten by Books interview.

Then throughout the day you will be able to post in her interview thread and ask questions about her previously released and upcoming books. Be entered to win one of TWO books when you enter our contest. An AUTOGRAPHED copy of Because Your Vampire Said So or an AUTOGRAPHED copy of Accidentally Dead by Dakota Cassidy! Tune in on the 6th for details on how to enter!

Books in the Broken Heart, Oklahoma series in the order they should be read (click on the title to order the book via Amazon.com):
I’m the Vampire, That’s Why
Don’t Talk Back To Your Vampire
Because Your Vampire Said So
Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home - Scheduled for release November 2008
Many winners! - October 2, 2011Interview with Michele Bardsley and Giveaway -  September 10, 2011Winners!Thursday Flicks - August 26, 2010 - with Michele BardsleyWin a Signed Copy of Come Hell or High Water by Michele BardsleyHumans Invited to Subscribe to Paranormal Town's Newsletter for the First Time Ever!

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