Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Haunted by Death Release Date & Giveaway Info

It's finally here. The day that all authors wait for, eager to enjoy, yet it never lasts long enough. Kind of like a writer's Christmas Day. :)
Release Day!
It's been pushed, postponed, and finally pushed one last time (yeah, it was supposed to be this coming Friday) until it finally settled on December 7th.
I know you're probably thinking, "Took ya' long enough." And I agree 100%. However, with everything my family has endured over the last few months (FIL's illness and hospitalization, ending sadly with his passing) I'm surprised the book made it to a 2012 release date at all.
Anyway, onward and upward. What will be, will be.
Haunted by Death is the fourth book in the Liz Baker series. It will be available on Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Smashwords, and in paperback. I'll post the links when it all goes live. On the big release day, I'll be holding a giveaway. The winner will receive a box of Haunted by Death and Ambrosiacs goodies including an e-copy of the book, key chain, desk calendar, playing cards, coffee mug and poster. And whatever else I come across to throw in. ;)
The giveaway will be held here on the blog through a Rafflecopter. Be sure to come back on December 7th and join in for your chance at winning.
For now, here's the back cover blurb for Haunted by Death:

Liz Baker always saw herself as a restless bar owner in her small town. She didn't want the white picket fence, two kids, husband, and a dog. Oh, no. Liz wanted more. It didn't matter what, just more.

Now she has more, and it's not as fun as she'd hoped.

Not only does Liz have to deal with monsters, demons, and being a half-vampire daughter to evil, but now her ex-love has announced his speedy wedding to another woman and wants Liz's help. However, Liz steps in to more than just tending bar when she agrees to help out at the reception.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

ARVLFC Undead Con & Wolf Gift Ball

Well, I didn't get around to writing this post last week like I intended, but never fear, rambling is here!  ;)

The trip was long (a 9 hr drive from Georgia), but I had a pretty good time.  New Orleans wasn't exactly what I was expecting. It wasn't bad, but not as great as everyone had built it up to be.  Now don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the zoo, aquarium, cemeteries, Steamboat Natchez, French Market, Harrah's Casino, and the Wolf Gift Ball, but we did all of that in three days. I couldn't imagine staying longer than that. Our fourth day was spent asking, "What should we do now?"

Anyway, the Wolf Gift Ball was a BLAST!  I had more fun at that than anything else the entire trip.  I enjoyed seeing all the costumes; hung with my good friend and fellow author, Robin Renee Ray, for the first time (as well as several other people I've only spoken with online); and ended up quite tipsy by the time our taxi took us back to the hotel at 2am.  LOL!  It was a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to doing it again next year. :)

The Undead Con wasn't as big as I expected it to be...being in New Orleans and all.  The conference I attend in Lumberton, NC seems to have spoiled me with a large turn out.  There weren't as many attendees as I thought there would be.  I guess most people only come for the balls, and not the conference.

Though I was a participant in this years Undead Con (merely an attendee), I did get a bit of a shout out from my wonderful Robin. I sat in the audience and watched as she spoke on a panel, not knowing she planned to call me out.  TWICE!  I felt the blush creeping up my face as she declared she wouldn't be the writer she is today without Christie Silvers...and she points straight at me!  LMAO!  I wish I had a video of it!

I love you, Robin!!!!!

Okay, enough rambling. Onto the pictures.....

Hubby & me at the aquarium.
 Robin Renee Ray & lil ole me.

 My sister tried her best to get a picture of us with the wolfman. LOL.
 I don't know what her name is, but we thought she was beautiful.

 For a bigger collection of images stop by my Facebook page and check them out. There are a lot of them. You've been warned!  :D