Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Aquinnah Tour, Diamonds and Dust, and Hop Winners

The Ghosts of Aquinnah tour continues today with visits to Christine Rains and Annalisa Crawford. Thanks to both ladies for hosting me! I'm sharing my top ten favorite things about Martha's Vineyard at Christine's place and an interview with my character Christopher Casey at Annalisa's, so please stop by and see me.

Lexa Cain and I are also excited to announce the winners of our blog hop! We are in the process of contacting everyone but wanted to share a full list too. So without further ado, the winners!

An ebook copy of The Ghosts of Aquinnah ~  Sheri Larsen

An ebook copy of Soul Cutter ~ Crystal Hicken Collier

A 5 page critique from Lexa's agent Michelle Johnson of Inklings Literary Agency ~ Christine Rains

A query critique from Michelle Johnson ~ Magaly Guerrero

An ebook bundle from Julie's publisher Ink Smith Publishing ~ C. Lee McKenzie

An ebook copy of Champion in the Darkness by Tyrean Martinson ~ Susan Swiderski

A digital copy of The 13th Floor Complete Collection by Christine Rains ~ Kim Graff

An ebook copy of Drowned Sorrow by Vanessa Morgan ~ Beverly Fox

An ebook from M. Pax ~ Cathy Keaton

A Kindle copy of BESTEST. RAMADAN. EVER. by Medeia Sharif  ~ Suzi

An ebook from Nicki Elson - winner's choice of Three Daves, Divine Temptation or Hans & Greta ~ Tania Miclau

A Kindle copy of The People We Used to Be by Madeline Mora-Summonte ~ Beverly Stowe McClure

A 5 page critique from C. Lee McKenzie ~ Michael Di Gesu

An ebook set of Murder, Madness & Love and Memories of Murder by Yolanda Renee ~ Shah Wharton

An ebook set of Murder, Madness & Love and Memories of Murder by Yolanda Renee ~ Alex J. Cavanaugh

A Kindle copy of Marionette by TB Markinson ~ Samantha Geary Jones

A Kindle Copy of Dangled Carat by Hilary Grossman ~ Diane Burton

An ebook copy of  AlmaMia Cienfuegos and Other Stories by Magaly Guerrero ~ Hilary Rick Grossman

Also, we had a nearly impossible time picking a winner for our special best picture prize, so we have two! Nutschell Windsor won first place and Magaly Guerrero was the runner-up. Both of these ladies will be receiving ebook copies of Soul Cutter and The Ghosts of Aquinnah.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Also, River Fairchild's Diamonds and Dust was released yesterday and it is my pleasure to be able to share some information about it. Congratulations to River!!

Diamonds and Dust

by River Fairchild
Book 1 of the Jewels of Chandra series

Magic is real. So is betrayal.

Two heirs. A Kingdom of dust on a troubled world. One might resurrect it. One might destroy it all.

Archaeologist David Alexander investigates the cave where his father disappeared and hurtles into another world, one filled with magic and bizarre creatures. The mad ravings in his father's journals of icemen and dragons may not be fantasies after all.

Convinced his father may still be alive, David begins a treacherous journey to find him and discover a way home. Along the way, he encounters a few unlikely friends. A Dreean warrior, a beautiful thief and a satyr join him as he searches.

David's arrival into this new world sets off an explosive chain reaction of events. Faced with powerful adversaries and few clues, he may not get the chance to rescue his father before disaster strikes, condemning both of them to death. Or worse.

Buy it here:


About the author:

River Fairchild is somewhat odd, brandishes a dry sense of humor, owned by several cats. Lives in a fantasy world. A fabricator of magic. Makes stuff up and spins tales about it. Believes in Faerie crossings and never staying in one place for very long. Speculative Fiction wordsmith. The secret to her stories? Spread lies, blend in truths, add a pinch of snark and a dash of tears. Escape into her world. She left the porch light on so you can find your way down the rabbit hole.


  1. Congrats to all the winners. It was a great blog hop. And what a beautiful cover for Diamonds and Dust.

  2. Julie, congrats on your new release. Looks like you're off to an awesome blog tour.

  3. Congratulations to the winners. And I won some books - cool!
    Already visited your guest spot today.
    And congratulations, River.

  4. Congratulations to all the winners!
    What a marvelous hop and very generous hostesses.

  5. Julie-- what an amazing job you have done with your book tour! I hope it brings you lots of success and sales. I so love seeing my writer friends and their books and celebrate with you all!

  6. @LG, isn't it gorgeous? I love the colors.

    @Karen, thank you!

    @Alex, congrats on winning! :)

    @DogsMom, thanks so much, it was a lot of fun to do this hop.

    @Julie, aww, thanks!

  7. Wow. Look at all those great prizes! Congrats to the winners. I'm sure they were deserved. :)

  8. Thanks so much, Julie!

    Congrats to all the winners! You had oodles of them. :)

  9. It was a fantastic hop; thanks so much to you and Lexa for coming up with the idea and running with it.

    And, woo HOO! I won a book! Am I lucky, or WHAT?

    River's book sounds really cool. Kinda like an old-fashioned fairy tale.

  10. @River, my pleasure!

    @Susan, I have to admit it was Lexa's idea, I am lucky I got to go along for the ride. Congrats on winning one of the books! :)

  11. I'm so stoked to have won! That glow worm cave really was beautiful. I hope we all get to see it in person one day. Thanks again for your super duper awesome giveaway! Congrats to the other winners!

  12. Congrats to all the winners!

    Love, love, love River's cover.

  13. Your post is packed full of info and you're like a human whirlwind - you're everywhere at once! I'm exhausted. I think I'll have a cup of cocoa and watch some TV. *wink*

  14. Thank you, Julie! And extra thanks to Vanessa for sharing her book with me! I can't believe I won! yay!

  15. Congratulations to the winners. That's a lot of prizes! River Fairchild has a beautiful cover to her new book. High sales to the two of you!

  16. Congrats to River. It looks like a great book and I'm in love with that cover.

    Congrats to the winners.

  17. Congrats to all of the winners! You and Lexa really outdid yourselves with this wonderful blog-hop! River's cover is also a winner!


  18. Just read and commented on both guest posts! :)

  19. Hi Julie .. what a wonderful list of prize winners - so pleased for them all. Then Nutschell and Magaly winning the picture prizes ..

    Then River's new book - looks a fun mysterious dangerous read ..

    Congratulations to one and all - Hilary

  20. @Nutschell, oh, I agree, hope we all get to see that cave. That pic was simply mesmerizing! Congrats again and I'm thrilled you are so stoked. :)

    @Elizabeth, I do too, it's so pretty.

    @Lexa, my favorite pastime! :D

    @Beverly, yay, I hope you enjoy Vanessa's book! It is on my TBR list too.

    @Roland, that would sure be nice, thanks!

    @Medeia, thanks again for donating your book!

    @Julie, I'm so happy with the hop, we really had a lot of fun.

    @Nana, I second that. :)

    @Heather, thank you!

    @Hilary, it was so awesome that we were able to give away so many prizes. So many generous people out here in blog land! :)


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