Thursday, January 24, 2013

Nightmare Affair ARC Giveaway Winners!

That's right. After much debating,  hair-pulling, crying OMG why did we ever sign up for this, my critique partners and I have decided on the two winners. It was really, really hard. All the entries were so wonderful! I really mean it. I mean it so much, that I've decided to give swag packs to all the runners up who want them. You heard me right. If you're not one of the two winners below, but you'd like to receive a Nightmare Affair swag pack, please email your address at
Now for the ARC winners:
Kierra for her dragon drawing:
and Adzs Hirano for this awesome magickind cloak:
Congratulations! Please send me your mailing information, and I'll get these out ASAP.
And thanks again to everyone who participated.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Goodreads Giveaway, News, and Stuff

Yes, I know, I'm being very eloquent with that title, aren't I? I guess with how busy I am at the moment, I'm saving all my eloquence for other things, like all the super cool guest blog posts and interviews I'm doing for my blog tour. Speaking of which, that starts February 18th. That's only a month away! Rock on. Info on it here.
The Goodreads giveaway of The Nightmare Affair started today. There are 5 copies available. Enter here.
Speaking of giveaways, don't forget my ARC giveaway contest is open until January 23rd. Details on entering here.
Let's see what else? Oh, my website is getting a redesign very soon. I've seen early comps and they are fabulous. Can't wait.
The Nightmare Affair is getting its own trailer! (How cool is that?)
I will also be going on tour for the release. There are not a whole lot of stops, but I'll be doing a couple in Ohio (duh), one in Michigan, San Diego, and Portland. I'll post details as I get them and as I'm allowed.
I am also working on some extra special content from The Nightmare Affair, sort of an alternate chapter from a different character's point of view. Again, I'll share details as I'm allowed. 
Okay, that's it for now, I think. Happy writing!
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Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Nightmare Affair Focus on You Giveaway

Okay people. This very well may be your last chance to win a physical ARC of The Nightmare Affair, assuming you care about that sort of thing, of course :) I'm giving away TWO of them. The contest starts now and ends January 23 at midnight, open internationally.

I don't know about you, but I'm a little unenthusiastic about holding another random generator type giveaway. To hell with luck. It's and generally unfair. So instead the winners of this contest will be determined by a panel of human judges. That's right. Actual people. Me and two of my awesome critique partners Lori M. Lee and Cat York.
Now for the details.
STEP ONE: Interpret the term "Magickind" using a visual medium.
In case you didn't already know, all the magical creatures in The Nightmare Affair are referred to as magickind; so nightmares, sirens, demons, fairies, werewolves, unicorns, you name it. Anything magical. This interpretation can be a drawing, a photograph, a sculpture, video, comic strip, anything that involves a visual medium. Be creative. Be entertaining. Show us something beautiful, amazing, scary, funny. I really want it to be a spotlight on YOU. Your creativity and personality. Show me what you got. This piece of art does not have to be new, either. If you drew an awesome picture in the 3rd grade that fits the theme, use it. Seriously, as long as the visual belongs to you, you're good. No copy rights violations, please.
STEP 2: Post the art somewhere on the net.
Put is anywhere: your blog, Tmblr, Facebook, etc. 
STEP 3: Mention The Nightmare Affair in the post.
Post a picture of the cover if you want. Or maybe a link to Goodreads--it's up to you.
STEP 4: Leave a comment on my blog(s) that includes the link to your entry.
That's it. Remember, there are TWO arcs available. And if there are a lot of entries, I'll throw in a 3rd arc (my very last one). There will also be swag packs up for grabs as well. 
Good luck!
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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Nightmare Affair Twitter Giveaway!

I've randomly decided to give away one of my ARCs of The Nightmare Affair on Twitter. To enter, just tweet that you want to win using the hash tag #NightmareAffair. My handle is optional (@mindeearnett). Winner will be picked tomorrow evening, open internationally.

Good Luck!