Friday, July 25, 2014

DSP Christmas in July Celebration! - His Salvation only 99c! (GIVEAWAY)

Today is officially Christmas! Well... in July at least! :)  Dreamspinner Press is having a HUGE sale this month to celebrate Christmas in July. As you can see from the banner, all holiday stories are 25% off while everything else is 20% off! Great deal, right? Well they've sweetened the deal by making several stories each day only .99c and today is when you can get my book His Salvation for only .99c! If you haven't read it, head over to pick it up now. Every day they have new stories for .99c so make sure to check into the site each day for some great reads to add to your list. 

Since 2010 I have been blessed with the opportunity to live out my dream as a writer and have had multiple novels and short stories published. It's a very humbling and very amazing thing to experience. Every time a new contract comes or the next cover is shown to me, I can't quite stifle the giddy 'child on Christmas morning' feeling I get. When I see how many people have read my stories and even more so the ones who loved them it makes me want to pinch myself to see if it's real. Every day I spend with my readers on Facebook or Twitter, or the ones who take the time out of their busy days to email me, is like receiving a new gift. I am also grateful for my health, my family, my every day job (even though it takes away from my writing), my furbaby's health, and waking up each day to know I get to experience them all over again.

(not the official cover yet!)

And I have been blessed once more this year with another upcoming novel from Dreamspinner Press. The follow up to Chasing Seth featuring the ever loveable Nick Cartwright and the arrogant ass Thayne Whitedove. Look for Forgiving Thayne release information in the coming months. Due out in Sept/Oct this year!

To offer my own Christmas in July gift, I am having a mini give away. I want to know what you're grateful for in your life. Have you accomplished your dream? Do you have a wonderful family? What about a great job you go to every day? What makes your life worth getting up every morning and facing each new day with a beautiful smile and a happy heart? Tell me in the comments below, on my Facebook Page (LINK), or Tweet me on Twitter (twitter link) to enter! No restrictions on country either. So anyone can enter. You must post your comment by no later than 11:59:59 pm Eastern Standard Time July 31st to be eligible to win.
What's the present? Well it wouldn't be a present if it wasn't a surprise, right? ;)  I promise you'll love it!

Happy Christmas in July, everyone! Gift yourself by checking out the .99c month long deals over at Dreamspinner Press. There's still six days left in the month. ;)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

RainbowCon 2015 & Big Cat Love

Each year at RainbowCon, we run a charity raffle. 2014, the recipient of the raffle money was Equality Florida, Inc., and for 2015, the recipient will be the Big Cat Rescue of Tampa Bay.

We've been asked why we chose a non-LGBTQ charity for 2015, and the answer was simply that it is a local charity that does some amazing things. They help big cats that would otherwise be killed or kept in terrible conditions. They educate the public, provide for these cats, and work tirelessly to protect big cats from exploitation. It's a noble cause, and we wanted RainbowCon to help support that cause.

Through choosing Big Cat Rescue, we also decided on our theme: Walk on the Wild Side. This has given us so many opportunities for events, swag, and panel ideas. But, there is one bonus for 50 people who sign up quickly enough: a field trip to tour the Big Cat Rescue.

This will be a trip that leaves the hotel around 9am on Friday morning, and everyone will return by 1pm. A bus will take our attendees out to the Big Cat Rescue, and then they will be taken on an hour long guided walking tour of the facility. As someone who has been to the rescue, it's an exciting and educational hour, well worth the effort of the walk. The cats are beautiful, though many have tragic pasts that have left their marks.

Attendees will be able to buy raffle tickets throughout the weekend, and we hope to have someone from the Big Cat Rescue attend the closing ceremonies on Sunday. We think this is a great charity run by big-hearted people, and the money RainbowCon raises will go to so many wonderful projects. We hope that all those attending will enter the raffle to win one of dozens of prizes (which even includes a 2 night return stay with breakfast at the host hotel!) and help support this wonderful organization!

RainbowCon is a four day QUILTBAG-centric event for anyone and everyone. If you love QUILTBAG fiction and media, then this is the place for you. You don't have identify as GLBTQ to attend! You just need to love and support the GLBTQ community. In 2015, we've expanded our programming to include not only content for writers and readers, but also anyone who loves QUILTBAG television, movies, comic books, educational, and fandom topics. We're an inclusive conference, and we want everyone to enjoy themselves. Check out our schedule to see all the fun we have in store for you!