Seven 11 Blog Hop

Seven 11 blog hop

 

I’ve  been  staring  at  the  screen  for  hours,  trying  to  determine  the  best  opening  line  for  this  blog  post,  but  my  brain  is  frazzled,  dead  to  any  and  all  words.  I’m  a  blank  dictionary  hiding  in  the  burnt  out  corner,  hoping  for  lexis  to  come  flooding  back  to  me.  It’s  exhausting,  isn’t  it?  Trying  to  find  the  right  thing  to  say  when  you’re  mentally  drained.  I  think  I  need  a  power  nap,  or  something  a  little  longer.  Is  it  too  early  in  the  year  to  go  into  hibernation?

This  month  I  have  a  treat  for  you  all.  While  I’m  suffering  with  airhead  syndrome,  it  hasn’t  escaped  my  attention  that  a  lot  of  you  are  anticipating  the  fourth  and  final  book  in  the  Nature’s  Destiny  series.  As  it’s  the  ONE  YEAR  ANNIVERSARY  for  this  hop,  I’m  going  to  share  with  you  the  first  few  lines  of  the  novel.  I’m  in  the  very  early  stages  of  creating  this  one,  but  I’m  still  aiming  for  a  release  this  year.  Please  bear  with  me!

*Unedited.  Content  subject  to  change.  Copyright.  Justine  Winter.  2015. *

“It’s  all  my  fault.”  I  stared  at  nothing,  blind  to  the  gravestone  I  knew  was  in  front  of  me.  The  rain  catapulted  from  the  sky,  splashing  down  on  the  ground  around  me. 

“You’re  gone,  and  it’s  all  my  fault.”  I  sobbed  into  my  cold  hands,  my  body  heaving  with  motion.  I  cried  harder,  my  throat  sore  from  the  lump  that  had  been  building  with  each  tear.

Water  dripped  from  my  hair  and  face  on  to  my  already  soaked  clothes.  I  was  drenched  to the  bone,  my  arse  numb  from  sitting  in  the  middle  of  the  pack’s  lonely  graveyard  for  hours.  My  burden,  my  despair  had  brought  me  here.

“I  tried,  Lara.  I  tried  so  fucking  hard  to  get  to  you!”

Giveaways

Heather  Hildenbrand  is  offering  a  $70  Amazon  Gift  Card  on  Instagram.  Click  here  for  full  details.

Steph  Nuss  is  giving  away  a  signed  paperback  copy  of  Fantasized  By  You  on  Goodreads.  Enter  here.

Amanda  Aksel  is  giving  a  free  eBook  copy  of  The  Commitment  Test.  Enter  here.

And  I’m  offering  a  signed  paperback  copy  of  Alpha  Wanted:  The  Complete  Serial.  Read  this  post  for  details  on  how  to  enter.

Also,  today  is  our  blog  hop’s  creator,  Amanda  Aksel’s,  birthday.  I  just  want  to  wish  one  of  the  kindest  women  I  know  a  super  HAPPY  BIRTHDAY!  In  honour  of  her  turning  the  Big  3-0  she’s  set  up  a  campaign  with  Charity  Water,  an  organisation  that  brings  clean  water  to  third  world  countries.  Please  consider  helping  her  reach  her  goal  of  $750  by  donating  here.  And  here’s  the  interview  that  inspired  it  all.

As  always,  don’t  forget  to  check  out  what  this  great  group  of  talented  authors  have  to  share  this  month.

Amanda  Aksel
Heather  Hildenbrand
Kayla  Smith  – Check  out  her  latest  novel  releasing  today!
Steph  Nuss
Felicia  Tatum

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Giveaway coming at you in 3…2…1

Hey Wolves!

It’s been a while since we last got the pack together and howled at the moon, which oddly enough has worked in my favour because I’m pretty sure there’s a full one headed our way tonight. I’d like to say I worked that transition smoothly into this text, but honestly it’s just excellent coincidence. Or I’m psychic. You choose.
Back in March/April I released the three parts of my serial Alpha Wanted into Amazon’s KU programme, meaning it wasn’t available anywhere else. But GOOD NEWS! The 90-day period is almost up on all three parts (3 comes out next week) so they’re no longer limited to one platform. Sidenote: This change has nothing to do with the updated 2.0 version of KU that came into effect yesterday. Again, it’s just a happy coincidence. Or I’m a prophet. Anyway…
What better way to celebrate this change, than with a PAPERBACK giveaway?
FullSizeRender (13)<<– Seriously, you can’t have a sad face when you’re holding a book with a naked, rippled man on the cover, and I’m giving you the chance to test it out for yourself. If you can frown with that brawn hotness literally sitting in the palm of your hand, then you need help. You can try chomping on his arm for a funny photo if you like, I know I did – my attempt just didn’t look goofy enough to publicly humiliate myself with though. Sorry not sorry.

So, what are the terms for entering this giveaway?

Reviews. That’s it, no catch. Leave a review for any part of Alpha Wanted across Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo (when they get their finger out and update their system), Smashwords and Goodreads. Hell, even a blog if you have one. Or a vlog for that matter! It can be a sentence long or a couple of paragraphs, that’s entirely up to you. Just make sure you send me the links so I can count your entry.

Now let’s talk about those entry numbers. With every review you leave, your name will be added to the pot. For example, if you read parts 1, 2 & 3 and review every book on Amazon, that’s 3 entries. Now add those to Goodreads too and you’ve got 6 entries. Leave them across all platforms and you’ve got 18 (21 if you include a blog) entries. Remember to send me ALL the links or I won’t know! BUT your Goodreads and blog entries won’t count if you haven’t added them to a retail site. And while I remember you can even add your review to the complete serial paperback version on Amazon too. Go ahead, I’m not stopping you. Sidenote: Part 2 is updating into B&N, iBooks and Kobo as we speak, should be there in a day or two, and Part 3 at the end of next week. All parts are ready at Amazon.

To sweeten the deal Alpha Wanted: Part 1 is currently FREE at Amazon,Smashwords, iBooks, B&N. Hopefully Kobo will join in on the act soon as well, he’s being a party pooper right now.

Closing date: 2nd August 2015. You have one month, Wolves.
What are you waiting for? Grab your FREEBIE and start entering today. Oh, did I mention I have TWO SIGNED copies up for grabs? No?

You’re welcome. And feel free to let your packmates in on the deal. The more family in our circle, the better.

And remember, the more entries you have, the greater chance you have at winning.

Good luck!
I’ll see you all for full moon activities later.
Arrroooooo!
Alpha J

** International. I am responsible for this giveaway, no affiliates. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Your email address will not be shared, but will be used to contact you should you win. **

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