My First Monthly Giveaway

We have a winner! Random.org picked Sue C to win her choice of an ecopy of Galaxy Girls or Mo’s Heart. Congrats, Sue, and thank everyone for commenting!

We do a lot of giveaways at Magical Musings, and today is my day. For the rest of the year, I’m planning to do one giveaway a month at Magical. Part of my reason is that last week I revised a book and a short story per my editor’s first edit (yes, I need two edits per book), and the only topic I can think of is how confusing commas can be – which is interesting to no one.

Books are interesting. Free books are more interesting. The winner’s choice between two books is more interesting, I hope, as I’m offering the winner her choice of two books. I already have two free short stories out, and I plan to put “The Kiss” out soon as free. It’s a Galaxy Girls sequel. So my first giveaway choice to a commenter will be an ebook of Galaxy Girls.

My second choice is Mo’s Heart from my Miracle Interrupted series, and it’s one of the books of my heart.

I’ve written books in several genres, but I have a similar voice in each book. Most of the Magical Musings authors have similar voices in their different series, which makes me want to read all their books. What about you? Do you follow favorite authors in all their genres? Or are there some genres you won’t read?

I’ll announce the winner’s name on Wednesday. Here are the blurbs and the covers for the book choices:

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Genetically created to be broodmares, Phyrne Galaxy and her mother, aunt and cousin don’t need men, they need freedom. They escaped from the warring planet of Kergeron to Earth, where Phyrne’s aunt’s vision of winning money in a New Jersey casino comes true. Too bad her aunt’s precog didn’t show the hoods waiting outside with guns. But Phyrne has her own weapon, more powerful than bullets. She’s ovulating.

Phyrne turns up the heat, taking out more than the crooks in her wave of sexual torture. FBI Special Agent Hawk Higgens, running to protect the women, is brought to his knees, too. Caught in her procreative spell, Phyrne ravishes Hawk.

Being seduced by an alien and left half naked and unconscious in the back of a surveillance van changes Hawk’s life. He joins the Foundation, a privately funded agency that hunts aliens. Six years later, the reason for his career change pops back on the radar in a tea shop in Kentucky. The woman whose face still haunts his dreams has an addition to her family – a five-year-four-month-old daughter.

At the same time, two Kergeron warriors are sent to Earth to bring the women back to their home planet. With an ex-FBI agent and two alien warriors on her trail, Phyrne’s calm life running the Tea & Comfort shop is about to get shaken, stirred and screwed.

(Click the covers to find out more about the books.)

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The Mafia comes to Miracle, Wisconsin…

Mo Vincent, the owner of Mo’s Place, is in agony because his soon-to-be divorced sous-chef is dating – but not him. He has his reasons for not asking her out. He did the right thing back in New Jersey, and it cost him his son, his wife, his restaurant. Now he’s found a home in Miracle. The village has accepted him, and his new restaurant is doing well. He should be content with what he has…but his heart wants more.

Chef Rosa Fabrini’s divorce is one signature away when her cheating husband returns home and expects her to forgive him. Her lawyer is AWOL, and her youngest son is demanding she take his father back. Desperate to escape the turmoil, she asks Mo to let her move into the empty apartment above the restaurant…right next to his place.

Mo can’t say no. His mind knows she’s forbidden fruit, but his heart dares to hope. Until his past shows up, and he finds out sometimes it takes a village…

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22 Responses to My First Monthly Giveaway

  1. Sue C says:

    Love your books. Would love to read this one.

  2. Amy R. says:

    Hi Edie – The answer to that question is pretty much a yes. Typically I like to stick with contemporary romance and romantic suspense, however there are some authors that just have that voice I love and I could read anything they write – paranormal, historical, fantasy. Others, I might enjoy their voice in some genres but not others.
    Amy R.`s last blog was …Review & Giveaway: PLAYING FOR LOVE AT DEEP HAVEN by Katy Regnery

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Amy, I can tell by your reviews that you’re adventuresome in your reading. I will follow an author I love into almost anything, but there are a couple genres I just don’t care for. I might give it a try, though. It would depend on the book sample.

  3. I pretty much will read almost anything but I do tend toward paranormal/UF kind of works first. I have followed authors that write in different genres. A good story is a good story! :)

    Oh did you have to put that kitty on the cover? Now I want to pet kitties! :)
    Melissa (Books and Things)`s last blog was …Audio Review: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Melissa, I hope you have a kitty around to pet. It’s a great stress reliever to have a purring cat on your lap. :)

      And I agree about a good story being a good story. In fact, if I read too many books in the same genre, one after another, they starts feeling repetitive.

  4. marilynbrant says:

    Edie,
    Your books are fantastic, and the winner will be very lucky ;).
    As for reading books in different genres by the same author, I find that fascinating, and really enjoy seeing if what I love about that author’s voice is present in different styles of stories.
    But I must disagree with you on commas!!! I find their usage VERY interesting (given that I had good-natured debates over their correct placement with 2 editors last year, LOL). You wouldn’t scare me away if you ever decided to write a post on how confusing they can be! xo
    marilynbrant`s last blog was …Happy 2014!

  5. Dale Mayer says:

    Hi Edie,

    That’s an awesome giveaway! Good for you. As for writing in different genres…as you know I write in many, and although my voice always comes through, I think it seems different in some genres. My romantic comedy versus psychological thriller for example. Then maybe it was more about the mood I was in when I wrote them!
    Dale Mayer`s last blog was …Knock, Knock… book 5 of the Psychic Visions series is on SALE now!

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Dale, I love Mosey’s story. Since you’ve only written one, I’m not sure what that says about your mood most of the time. :shock:

      I think your voice always does come through, and that’s why your fans can follow you from your RS to your PNR and even your YA.

  6. Barbara Elness says:

    I’ll usually follow favorite authors to other genres, but there are some that I don’t care for much (romantic suspense, horror), so even though I love the author, it would have to have a really great sounding premise before I’d go for it.

  7. Charlene says:

    I feel the same way. I look for horror books that are funny!

  8. Hi Edie! Oh, commas and I have quite the love/hate relationship. LOL I can never get them right! Thank goodness for my awesome editors. I adore your voice – and yes, when I find an author I love, I’ll read all his/her books, no matter the genre. I adore all your covers, too!

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Robin, you’re a sweetheart. Right back at you about your voice! As for the covers, I owe that to my wonderful cover artist, Laura Morrigan. And having cute cats and dogs on them doesn’t hurt. :)

  9. Joye says:

    I read all kinds of books. If I like an author’s writing, I will read all of the books they have written. The genre doesn’t matter that much to me.

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Joye, I’m pretty much the same way, unless it’s one of the few genres I don’t enjoy. And if I love the author’s writing, I might even give that a try.

  10. Edie, I love reading as widely as possible, and while I am totally with you on the horror end of the scale, some writers do pull it off for me (Dean Koontz, for example) so I never say never.

    And I will follow authors from genre to genre if I love their voice.
    Michelle Diener`s last blog was …Mistress of the Wind Virtual Book Tour Starts December 29th, 2013

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Michelle, Dean Koontz is exceptional. Even though he writes horror books, it’s just done so well – and it helps to know his books are going to have a happy ending. :)

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