Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Kobo Reader Event Nov. 2nd at Jan's Paperback's!!

On Saturday, November 2, from 6-9 p.m., I’ll be joining a dozen-plus other authors atJan’s Paperbacks in Aloha, Oregon, for a Kobo Reader Party. Come learn more about Kobo reading devices and ebooks, and hang out with some cool Pacific Northwest authors.

Kobo eReader Giveaway
A drawing will be held at the end of the party at Jan’s Paperbacks for a Kobo eReader. You must be present to win. A free raffle ticket will be given as you enter the store.

Gift Basket Raffle
Gift baskets filled with local author print books and special items for the book lover will also be part of the raffle drawing. A free ticket will be given as you enter the store.
Free Kobo eBooks
Participating authors are also offering a free ebook or two via Kobo. You will receive a Kobo discount coupon that must be entered on the Kobo site prior to downloading your book. A demonstration in the store of how to do that will be provided. Kobo ebooks can be read on laptops, desktop computers, tablet computers, ipads, mobile phones, as well as on the Kobo e-reader.
Check out the party Pinterest page or scroll down here to see the list of the authors and the ebooks we will be giving away:

Jessa Slade
Dark Hunter’s Touch
Yearning to be free, Imogene has fled the idleness and cruelty of the phae court to hide in the sunlit realm of humans. When the Dark Hunters find her—and they will—she will face the Queen’s wrath. But she is tired of running, and after a chance encounter with a seductively handsome stranger named Vaile, Imogene embraces the earthly passions within her, if only for one night. But has she fallen for a man—or an illusion?

Jessa Slade
The Darkest Night
Possessed by an angelic entity, Cyril Fane fought evil with a fiery golden sword until his defeat by a malevolent force. Now darkness and doubt haunt him. Bella McGreay, mysterious mistress of the Mortal Coil night club, has secrets of her own. Barricaded against the joys and terrors of the Christmas season, they’ll have to decide whether the shadows or their secrets are more dangerous, or if together they can find a way to the light after the darkest night.

Jessa Slade
Hotter on the Edge
On the edge of space… On the edge of danger… On the edge of desire… Three novellas of science fiction romance: All That Glitters by Erin Kellison, To Buy a Wife by KC Klein, Enslaved by Starlight by Jessa Slade. 2012 InD’Tale RONE Award for best Short Story/Novella “HOTTER ON THE EDGE is an exceptional trio of sci-fi romance novellas… Creativity, strong characters and interesting plots make this one a winner.” 4 1/2 stars—Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews

Jack Whitsel
Shadows of Kings
A desperate coalition of principalities stand in the forefront as the Harhn and Darkfey threaten to exterminate the domains of man.

Christina F. York
Rodeo Royalty
Tyler Forrester plans to be a rodeo princess, and get the attention of Brad Young, the hottest junior cowboy around. But a meddling friend sends the plan spinning out of control faster than a seven-second bull ride, and Tyler ends up headed for Valenta, a tiny European country, as a temporary princess. Tyler is a long way from her friends, her family, and her horse. Sure, there’s a hot prince, but he can’t make up for everything she’s missing. Or can he?

J.Steven York
The Unwinding of Liberty Brass
Some say the Clockwork Cowboy was actually a Confederate Artilleryman called Liberty Brass. But for Liberty Brass, the trail seems ready to end almost before it begins. In a half-destroyed barn near the Gettysburg battlefield, on a dark, rainy night, two clockwork men, both damaged in war, meet. In the hours that follow, a terrible secret is revealed, a fateful judgment is made, and only one can survive to see the morning sun…

J. Steven York
The Best Devil Money Can Buy
In 1967 Panorama Beach is awash with dirty money, and green-deputy Tommy “Mustang” Sawtell might just be the last untouched lawman in north Florida. But Mustang is about to be tested as he investigates his first suspicious death and finds signs of a cover-up. Before it’s over, he’s going to learn that justice, the law, and doing what’s right are all different things, and he may not survive the dangerous little place where they overlap.

Jean Sheldon
An Uncluttered Palette
“If your palette is cluttered, your painting will reflect that clutter.” The words Rayna Hunt uses to introduce her students to the world of oil painting apply to more than her art. When an accident destroys her painting hand, she begins a difficult journey to recover her skills, a journey made more challenging after she becomes a suspect in a case of forgery and art theft.

Jean Sheldon
The Woman in the Wing
This entertaining historical mystery takes place in a World War II defense plant in Chicago and offers a glimpse into the lives of women who served at home during the war. Meet the Rosie the Riveters who built the planes, and the Women Airforce Service Pilots, the WASP, who flew them.

Delilah Marvelle
Lady of Pleasure
Educating one’s self in the art of love takes time. Lady Caroline Arabella Starling has been in love with her older brother’s best friend, Caldwell, since she was thirteen. Unfortunately, too many things keep getting in the way of proving her love. Her four younger sisters, her mother, her brother, all of society and the man she loves himself. But where there is a will, there is a way, and Caroline is about to redefine not only respectability but true love.

Delilah Marvelle
Romancing Lady Stone
At forty, Lady Cecilia Evangeline Stone thinks she has everything a woman could ever want. A title, a fortune, and four children who make her proud. After a marriage of convenience that was anything but convenient, she has no desire to complicate her life with a man. When her eldest son announces his engagement to a Russian actress in Saint Petersburg, Cecilia sets out to do what any good mother would do: stop the wedding. But destiny has other plans…

Lucy Monroe
Annabelle’s Courtship
Laird Ian MacKay must wed, and to none other than an Englishwoman. With no use for sentimentality, he develops a list of unflattering if practical requirements and thinks he has found them all in Lady Annabelle. He’s not prepared for her refusal, and even less so for her sensuality and independence. Love is anything but convenient, but nothing less will convince this blue-stocking to marry.

Author Marketing 101 returns to the basics of a strategic marketing plan and reinterprets corporate terminology so that it applies to novelists and small business owners. Through interactive exercises and demonstrative case studies, new and established authors will learn how to:
o   Develop a professional and engaging author persona
o   Identify overarching themes and colors for their stories
o   Apply these colors and themes to their marketing collateral,
web design, and point-of-purchase (POP) displays
o   Identify and target their audience
o   Utilize their author persona for customer (reader) interactions
o   Develop a detailed marketing plan with actionable tasks and key deliverables to successfully launch their latest book

THERON—Dark haired, duty bound and deceptively deadly. He’s the leader of the Argonauts, an elite group of guardians that defends the immortal realm from threats of the Underworld. As unrest in the Underworld threatens, seven warriors descended from the greatest heroes in all of Ancient Greece may just be mankind’s last hope…

After an accident left her with no memory, Kate Alexander struggled in a world that felt wrong…until she finds a photo of a girl — a daughter Kate didn’t know she had. After losing his wife, Ryan Harrison dedicated himself to his job and their daughter. He has money, fame and power, but he’d give it up for the woman he still loves. As Ryan and Kate search for answers, they uncover lies, passion, and a danger that threatens their second chance.

Paty Jager 
Marshal in Petticoats
When a down-on-its-luck mining town makes accident prone Darcy Duncan marshal after she shoots a bank robber, she puts every effort into helping the town. Gil Halsey has been running from his past and finally found a place to settle, until a scrawny greenhorn marshal turns out to be an enticing, young woman who lures him from his path.

Paty Jager
Secrets of a Mayan Moon
Anthropologist Isabella Mumphrey heads to Guatemala to save her job at the university, but drug traffickers, artifact thieves, and her infatuation for her handsome guide wreak havoc on her scholarly intentions. DEA agent Tino Kosta, is undercover, but the appearance of a beautiful, brainy anthropologist heats his Latin blood taking him on a dangerous detour that could leave them casualties of the jungle.

William Hertling
A.I. Apocalypse
Leon accidentally creates an evolutionary artificial intelligence when the Russian mob coerces him into building a new computer virus. The virus quickly adapts, first bringing down the world’s computer infrastructure, then developing intelligence, communication, and an entire civilization of AI. Leon must race against time and the military to find a way to befriend or eliminate the virus race before billions die.

Bryan Gregory 
City of the Lords
After a harrowing flight from a final assault by their Bladesmen enemies, the last humans find themselves refugees in a new world. But they discover that the existing inhabitants of this foreign place aren’t willing to let the human City have the peace they crave. Caught between untrusted allies and overpowering foes, Councilor Kenton finds himself forced to choose between his people and his wife as they fight for their right to survive.

Bryan Gregory
Lord of the City
Pushed back to one City shielded by their last remnants of magical power, the remaining humans are running out of their scant resources. A young man is sent out with the City’s most valiant defenders on a revolutionary aircraft, searching for a new source of power before humanity’s last protections fail. Only the human expedition on board the zeppelin Lord of the City can hope to find some means to save the last remnants of humanity before their time runs out.

Maggie Faire
Chameleon: The Awakening
Camryn Painter is a 16-year-old freak of nature. She’s a human chameleon… one who transforms into the image of whoever sees. Escaping from a medical research facility, Camryn discovers a magical forest world. Striking a tribal alliance between what she once believed were mythical beings is her only chance of survival… if she can just control her power and figure out who to trust.

Maggie Jaimeson
As a music major who sacrificed everything to become master of the upright bass, the last thing Michele Scott thought she’d be doing is touring with an Americana and Bluegrass band. But to tell the truth, she loves it. Not so much the irresistible David Blackstone. Balancing her career, life on the road, and a long-distance relationship isn’t for her. A girl just can’t have it all… or can she?

Caroline Fyffe
Montana Dawn
She thinks he’s an outlaw. He thinks she’s a runaway. One thing they both know for sure—her baby is going to be born right now, with or without his help. MONTANA DAWN: Book One of the McCutcheon Family Series. Come meet the courageous men and women of Y Knot, Montana Territory, 1883!

Darcy Burke
His Wicked Heart
Jasper Sinclair, Earl of Saxton, made a bargain with his devil of a father to marry a proper deb. Instead, he becomes entangled with a sometimes actress, Olivia West, determined to improve her situation. Destitute and desperate, she agrees to one night with Jasper, hatching a scheme to take his money and keep her virtue. However, Jasper uncovers her deception and vows to claim what he’s owed.

Darcy Burke
Her Wicked Ways
To save his orphanage from collapse, Montgomery “Fox” Foxcroft leads a double life as a highwayman. Banished debutante Lady Miranda Sinclair is his salvation—until she rejects him. Out of options and falling for the heiress, Fox must risk what principles he has left and take advantage of her wicked ways—even if it ruins them both.

Meljean Brook 
Fire & Frost
Elizabeth has spent the past five years running from her father; her father’s huntsman, Caius, has spent the past five years pursuing her. But when he finally catches up to her on an airship flying above Europe’s zombie-infested cities, Elizabeth discovers that Caius isn’t the only danger she has to fear—and now that he’s found her, Caius doesn’t intend to let her go…

Jamie Brazil 
The Commodore’s Daughter
Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Perry dreams of traveling the world, a dream that will never happen now that she’s promised to a man twice her age. But what can she do? Run away. To Japan, where her survival is uncertain. Learning the ways of her new world, and the code of the Samurai, she uncovers a plot to ambush the American sailors. Now she must risk her own life in order to save her Commodore father.

ML Buchman 
Where Dreams Are Born
Cassidy Knowles, a leading food-and-wine critic isn’t sure what she wants. But she knows what she doesn’t want, and that’s Russell Davis. The problem? They were each given a calendar of a dozen lighthouses to visit on the first of each month. Neither of their hearts can plot a course that steers clear of the other.

Daniel’s Christmas
White House Chief of Staff Daniel Darlington III doesn’t know that a midnight crisis in North Korea is going to change his life, and his heart, when he flies with the Night Stalkers into the most dangerous country on the planet.

We’ll also have print books for signing — just in time for the gift-giving season! 

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