Two giveaways for you today!
The first is Michelle’s cover reveal giveaway for The Golden Apple, and then scroll down for a second giveaway for Mary Hughes’s latest release:
MICHELLE DIENER GIVEAWAY
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Welcome to the Cover Reveal with a Double Giveaway for Michelle Diener’s second fairy tale retelling:
The Golden Apple
Kayla’s world has been turned upside-down…
Her father has made her the prize in a deadly, impossible tournament, and Kayla has retaliated in the only way she knows how; by choosing her champion beforehand. But taking control of the outcome changes the game completely, and when the real reason behind the strange test becomes apparent, Kayla realizes not just her life, but her entire kingdom is at stake.
Rane’s honor is torn in two…
In order to save his brother, Rane will do whatever he has to–including deceive and betray a princess. He knew nothing about this tournament would be easy, but when it turns into a deeper, far more sinister game, Rane is forced to see it through to the end, or leave his brother at the mercy of their enemy.
Now their fates are entwined, and they must venture into the deep, dark forest together…
Kayla and Rane are bound to one another by an enchantment and Kayla’s actions. But the sorcerer forcing them to do his will may have miscalculated, because no-one comes out of the Great Forest unchanged. No-one.
From Michelle Diener about the cover:
I have always been really lucky to get great covers for all my books, historical and fantasy. The cover fairies smile on me, time and again. What I really love about The Golden Apple, though, is the rich, Brothers Grimm feel to it. Like my fantasy novel published last year, Mistress of the Wind, The Golden Apple is a fairy tale retelling. Mistress of the Wind involves a white bear and icy winds, and so my cover designer and I went for a winter look to the cover, and I absolutely love how it turned out. But with The Golden Apple, I wanted the lush colors of summer, the shadow of the wood, and the gleam of the golden apple–I wanted the fairy tale feel. My cover designer really hit a winner with the title font on the cover of Mistress of the Wind, and it works just as well for The Golden Apple–it has that fairy tale, Brothers Grimm thing going on. One of my friends told me there is a sensuality to the heroine on the cover of The Golden Apple, and I agree. There is a lot going on there, but it is still simple and uncrowded. I am so happy to share the cover with everyone today. Each cover involves hours and hours of work and thought and tweaking, and this one just hit all the right notes for me. I hope you like it just as much as I do!
LIMITED REVIEW COPIES FOR BOOK BLOGGERS
Are you interested in fantasy romance?
Do you love fairy tale retellings?
Have you read Michelle Diener and enjoyed her work in the past?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you might be interested in requesting a review copy of The Golden Apple. The Golden Apple is up for review by invitation only on NetGalley, and reviewers with book review sites are invited to apply for a limited number of pre-approved copies. Book reviewers who not only post their review on their review site, but also on Amazon and Goodreads, are invited to enter a Rafflecopter draw (to be emailed out to approved reviewers) to win one of ten copies of any Michelle Diener book of their choice, or a $10 Amazon gift card.
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Michelle Diener writes historical fiction. Her Susanna Horenbout & John Parker series, set in the court of Henry VIII, includes In a Treacherous Court, Keeper of the King’s Secrets and In Defense of the Queen.Michelle’s other historical novels include Daughter of the Sky, The Emperor’s Conspiracy and Banquet of Lies (loosely connected to The Emperor’s Conspiracy).
Michelle’s first fantasy novel, Mistress of the Wind, is set for a December 23, 2013, release.
Michelle was born in London, grew up in South Africa and currently lives in Australia with her husband and two children.
1 of 2 Giveaways:
1 – Enter to WIN $15 Gift Card to Amazon plus a Kindle copy of The Golden Apple on its release and a Kindle copy of Mistress of the Wind. March 3-17.
See Rafflecopter for restrictions.
2 – For book bloggers: Review The Golden Apple by April 1, 2014 and enter to WIN one of 10 prizes:
– Choose any one of Michelle Diener’s books or $10 Gift Card!
– March 24 – April 7Request an early review copy using the form. Instructions on entering the second giveaway are included!
MARY HUGHES GIVEAWAY
Mary Hughes is doing a BIG GIVEAWAY, and she’s having a big Facebook party today. There will be a LOT of giveaways and fun. She’s also doing a tour, and you can have a chance to win the prizes through that, too. Here’s Mary to tell you about it.
Big Rafflecopter giveaway–ereader up to $250!!
Downbeat, the book of my heart, released yesterday. I want to give back to the readers who made it possible. So I’m going all out! A terrific Authors Angels blog tour–with grand prize a Kindle or Nook (plus accessories) up to $250!
I hope you’ll join me on my tour, and share this giveaway with family and friends.
Visit more stops for more entries. Links updated daily here:
Party today! Guests, goodies, games and more. Over a dozen authors are joining me for my release bash. https://www.facebook.com/events/616477038400705/
Striking the right note could shatter more than their hearts.
After an attack that slaughtered his family, vampire Dragan Zajicek walled off his heart and went on a sixteen-hundred-year rampage with the bad boys of history.
Now a rock star of the concert podium and master freelance spy, he’s taken the baton for a small orchestra near Chicago to investigate rumors of a monstrous, undefeatable vampire dubbed the Soul Stealer.
But it’s the lovely, unassuming Raquel “Rocky” Hrbek who mesmerizes him from the first touch of her luscious lips on her flute.
Rocky, a shy shadow scarred by middle school cruelty, is mystified as to why core-meltingly gorgeous Dragan would notice a mouse like her. As his stolen kisses draw her dangerously close to the edge of her carefully constructed comfort zone, he exposes her secret—she’s investigating the monster herself.
As their quest draws them closer together, the monster zeroes in on the woman Dragan’s rebellious heart tells him is his mate. Now they must find a way to destroy the indestructible before Rocky is utterly consumed. And Chicago is bathed in the blood of innocents.
Warning: Contains a master of seduction and symphonies, an awkward and innocent flutist, small-town humor, heart-stopping action, and an exodus to Iowa. Oh, and the cheese balls are ba-a-ack—and deadlier than ever.
Mary writes like a layer cake–a layer of action, a layer of humor, a layer of red-hot attraction; repeat until happily full. Life is too short not to see the humor in it, and too short not to read page-turning books.
She is grateful for a husband who reads her stories and points out when she uses cubical instead of cubicle, two kids she loves, two grandcats who demand equal lap time, and most of all, you, her wonderful readers.
She lives in the Midwest with a basement full of spare computer parts and several musical instruments, including the husband’s romantic cello and her flute.