Thursday, March 14, 2013

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop! #Win Books and Pizza!!!

It's my second-favorite time of year (Halloween being the first), when I get to celebrate all things Irish! I'm wishing you the best of luck in this giveaway, brought to you by the fine folks of I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, Books Complete Me, and Author Cindy Thomas.

For this giveaway, I'll be celebrating lots of different backgrounds: a Latina vampire, Italian pizza, yummy Midwestern popcorn...

Grand Prize
 In honor of the upcoming sequel to Bloody Little Secrets, New Blood, coming to you later this year, I'm giving you a taste of where Vicky met her match in hunky Drake Monaghan (notice the Irish name!).
* ebook copy of Bloody Little Secrets
*1 Lou Malnati's Chicago-style deep dish pizza (your choice of toppings)
*1 tin of Garrett's Chicago Mix Popcorn
(Food items will be shipped to your address through Lou Malnati's To Go. US only)

Ebook Prize Pack (International)
1 winner will receive the following:
*ebook copy of The Green
*ebook copy of the Into the Shadows Trilogy

In order to win you need to be at least 13 years old, and you need to leave your name and an email address below so I can contact you. That's it!
Feel free to sign up for my newsletter or follow me on Facebook or Twitter if you want, but no pressure, it's not necessary to enter! Contest closes March 22nd!

May the luck of the Irish be with you!!!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Save a Monkey, Get Free Books!

Right now I'm sure you're looking at the title of this post and wondering what on earth I'm talking about. But I'm totally serious. If you help my friend save Lolo the Monkey, I'll happily give you your choice of ebooks from my list.

Monica Szczupider, an old high school friend of mine, is a conservationist that mainly works with primates (that's monkey-types for those of you wondering). She recently had an adventure in Nicaragua where she rescued a monkey whose mother had been killed so he could be taken and sold. Upon taking him to the ONLY center for wildlife rescue for primates in the entire country of Nicaragua, she discovered that the severely underfunded location struggled to provide basic care for the large number of animals brought there. This center works hard to rehab animals and release them back into the wild.

As a result, she's taken it upon herself to raise money to help Lolo and his friends with updated enclosures and supplies that the rescue center so desperately needs.

If you'd like to read more about Lolo and Monica's experiences in an article she wrote for the Nicaragua Dispatch.

Here are some of her photos showing the conditions at the rescue center.

And here is the link to her Indiegogo site where you can donate to help the wildlife of Nicaragua, complete with video.

Currently they have raised over $3,200 and are hoping for a grand total of $11,000 in the next 30 days.
  If you take it upon yourself to donate $5 for this cause, I will let you pick an ebook from the ones I've written as a thank you for helping. If you donate $50, I'll give you every ebook I have written!

If you decide to donate, please email me at and let me know. I can check the Indiegogo site where it lists Funders and double check that you did, and the ebook is yours. We may not be on the ground in these locations and able to help, but Monica is there, and donating money can help this organization give the animals the care they need.

And please, if anything, pass this story on! 

Thanks and happy donating!