Monday, September 9, 2013

Enter to Win a FREE Kindle Fire!

Hi Readers! I'm giving away More FREE stuff in celebration of A TERRIBLE LOVE's paperback release on September 24, 2013! Giveaway begins at midnight, Sep. 10!

Ooooh!

What do ya get?
One of these... gimme, gimme, right?! lol


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Signed by Yours Truly and really... I just got two of these in the post and they're GORGEOUS, guys! *salivates*

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A galley copy of A BRUTAL TENDERNESS. What's a galley? It's a really nice pre-paperback version of the book. I'm mailing out the loot so why not throw that in as well? Yeah, I thought you'd dig it!

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Author Swag!
What's in my Author Swag Bundle? Cool stuff, peeps... 'cuz that's the way I roll!

Marata xo

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  2. Congratulations on the release of A Terrible Love in paperback!
    Also, thanks for the fantastic giveaway opportunity!

    Pam

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    1. Hi and thanks for entering, I really appreciate readers who comment :)

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  3. Just discovered your Druid series -- Reaper, etc. -- by way of this giveaway and your blog. That is an intriguing paranormal story concept! Honestly, this has been my first dive into erotica marketed as "erotica." What I mean is, if it weren't for a very few vocabulary changes, these (I'm on the fourth book now) is no difference between your work and some of the NYT best-selling authors of "mainstream" paranormal romance. The line to walk is fine, it appears, to be labeled an author of "erotica" or to be the more accepted and advertised spice of the romance. Sincerely, Twitter ID @BookwormPOV

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    1. Hi and thanks for posting! I wrote dark erotica first, then experimented with A TERRIBLE LOVE as "dark romance." So yes, you're right, there are [only] slight differences. Though my Druids are all dark erotica- so not vanilla fare- lol. Fun though, yes? :D I'm so complimented by your words regarding my work. I ran right over to Twitter and followed you!

      Thank you for your thoughts, M. :)

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  4. Finally got my Google Plus, so I can be "me" instead of "anonymous." Many NYTimes big names have not written only vanilla in a long time. Anne Rice has pen names for her naughty side, but paranormal genre readers will have certainly heard of Laurell K. Hamilton, and historical romancers may have seen books by Bertrice Small. It's all in what and how much of the "what" you call the body part during the act (and what you call the act) that makes it erotica in the eyes of the mainstream. There isn't an exact formula, and that is difficult for most "vanilla" readers to understand. For me, your first Druid book read nothing like an "erotica," because it wasn't dirty -- "dirty" in the sense of sex in the book that did not assist in the plot or aid in character development. Where erotica used to be just porn, yours is no such thing (OK, so it does give a good show at times, but that isn't the point.). You put story behind the affections and intercourse that are appealing. I'm beyond the third Druid book now, stalled in the fourth after too much repetition of certain sexual words (I'm an editor; it's is a pet-peeve.), but I'm not through reading. As soon as I get through a few galleys I have piled up, I get to go back to the Druidic enjoyment of my day! P.S. I really-really want that Kindle Fire! I keep tweeting daily, but my contest entry total doesn't increase above 19. Any ideas?

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    1. Hi Lori and thank you for your thoughts. I really appreciate readers who let me know what they think. They're a huge part of improving my work and I DO appreciate your tweets. I know that I've allotted for extra points for tweeting and follows so thanks for paying attention :)

      I'm a huge LKH fan, I won't lie and love her dark stories. I went for erotica [as a genre] because I knew that my work wasn't "standard" and there are not a lot of sub-genres to choose from. I know my work isn't perfect but it's written from the heart and I hope that satisfies and entertains, that's my primary concern: that I bring my readers enjoyment.

      Keep on keeping on; the contest is nearly at its end! Thank you again for reaching out Lori :D

      M. xo

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