On April 20, I will present Save The Story: No More Sagging Middles at the North Shelby Library (anyone can come – romance writer or not) at 10 a.m., Saturday. I will show authors how to break down their story with beats. In turn, they will find the right starting point in their book, prevent sagging middles, [...]
My book, NAKED HEAT, is one of the books being given away. Be sure to check it out. Click here.
This is a copy of the email I sent out today to my newsletter list. Being a fan of my books, I thought you might like the opportunity to come and win a bag of author swag (some of mine but lots of other authors), including signed copies of NAKED HEAT and CIRCLE OF DECEPTION. [...]
I want to mention something I feel strongly about. When my writers group's luncheon was over, I went to the large trash can to throw away an empty box. I looked in and to my horror were LOTs of bookmarks, booklets, post cards, in other words, paper promo out of at least two giveaway bags. [...]
I have two paperback books (six copies of each) in the Goodreads giveaways. In fact, one of them is actually two novellas. Anyway, check it out. Giveaway ends May 15, 2017. USA only. Sorry, but I have to pay the postage. Click here for the NAKED HEAT: A Brothers of Mayhem novel. The last book about [...]
Today, I'm celebrating five years and seven books in publishing. On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, is when it all began, and I want to thank those who have and will read my books. I'm giving away swag (cups, pens, jar openers -the red circle, book marks, etc.), and books, and gift cards. How do you [...]
Tomorrow, let's celebrate with giveaways.
I couldn't resist using that title. Anyway, on July 11, I will be with a group of writers on Facebook giving away all kinds of goodies. My giveaway/post slot is 9 to 9:30 p.m. central time USA. (10-10:30 eastern; 8-8:30 mountain; 7-7:30 p.m. west coast). I will be giving away Brothers of Mayhem cups (US [...]
I had so much happen lately, and there is a lot going to happen in the next few months. Like the following. June 4, Saturday, I will be signing books at the Athens-Limestone Public Library. Since I have so many announcements, I thought you might want to be the first to hear about it. So [...]
You can purchase Hidden Heat on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo Books, and iBooks! Click on this link to go to blogs that will be telling you about my book and giving away $25 gift card.
Forget shining armor. Motorcycle shop owner Mary Jane Parker could use a knight in black leather right about now. A local gang has been extorting her for protection money, and standing her ground would be a lot easier with the Brothers of Mayhem at her back. She just needs to convince the club's new president [...]
For the last couple weeks, my newsletter subscribers had received instructions on how to win gift cards. I first offered one $20 gift card. With so many people participating, I added 3 $10 gift cards. But when I was picking the winners, I decided to add one more $10 gift card. I sure wish I [...]
Today, I'm over at the Romance Magicians' blog talking about my newest love. Hint: He has a big stick. HA! Come over and visit.
Be sure to sign up for my newsletter. Click here. And these are the reasons why. Random House will be giving away ebooks and a $20 gift card. Each day you'll receive a newsletter with how to win that day's giveaway. Day 1 Tuesday 12/1: Alpha Males with Jackie Ashenden and Maisey Yates Enter [...]
Sherry Haut! You are the lucky winner of a $20 gift card of your choice to Amazon or B&N. Be sure to contact me by email - Carla @ CarlaSwafford.com Thanks for subscribing to my newsletter and READING it!! LOL! Everyone else: If you want to find out about my newest releases and exciting news, [...]
Hey, I posted over at Romance Magicians and if you comment, you'll be in a drawing for a $10 gift certificate. That could buy you one to 10 books. LOL! See you there! Oh, be on the lookout through the 31st. More giveaways are coming!
If you haven't caught the news here or on Facebook, I've decided to give more people time to read CIRCLE OF DEFIANCE (novella - in other words, short story) and answer the questions for a chance to win the iPad Mini. The contest has been extended to June 30. If you've already read it, click [...]
Please welcome Katherine Bone! I love this woman. She's sweet and talented. Not only talented in her writing, but in making jewelry. I have a beautiful pair of cameo earrings she gave me for just being her roommate at a conference a couple years ago. Lucky me! I'll be your roommate anytime, Kathy! In the [...]
Say hello to Hildie McQueen. I love her name. Cool, heh? And her too. Sweet and loves to give me a hard time. (So deserved.) That's true love, right? HA! She will be giving away a $25 gift card to a commenter. Be sure to say hi. ~~~~blurb~~~~ Mega star Jensen Ford returns to his [...]
Be sure to go and buy CIRCLE OF DEFIANCE, read the whole novella (short book) and click here for a chance to win an iPad Mini by answering the questions correctly. You really and truly have to read the book to answer them. There has been such a low number of people answering the questions [...]
Please welcome one of the sweetest and funniest authors, and a member of a family that's awwwesome! So Naima, in her kindness, has joined in the giveaways this month. Say hello to her, and she'll draw a winner of a $5 Amazon gift card. That's anywhere between a deep discount on an paperback to five [...]
Jack Drago is a renaissance man. A man's man when needed but a pushover for women. He's been used by his lovers, but still loves and respect women. Tattoos all over, head shaved, piercings in all kinds of places, Jack was everything Katerina needed. She knew he was a bad boy who grew up to [...]
Please welcome Susannah Sandlin! I'm lucky to see her once a year at Southern Magic's Romance Readers luncheon every November. It pretty much consists of her waving to me and me waving back. Talk about a busy lady! Wow! That's what happens when you have two personalities (both nice) as Susannah is also award winning [...]
Don't forget that CIRCLE OF DISHONOR is free at Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books, and All Romance Ebooks (Kindle). Before entering the contest to win an iPad Mini, be sure to read CIRCLE OF DEFIANCE first. Then answer the questions here.
Please welcome my friend and lunch buddy, Meda White. If you want a book that makes you feel good, be sure to read this one. Or any of her books for that matter. Romance and sweetness. Perfect for a pick-me-up. Meda is giving away a copy of her book, RIDE WITH MY HEART. ~~~~Blurb~~~~ Maddie [...]
Thoughout the month, I'll have the pleasure of author friends coming by and telling us about their books. Plus giving away one! We never can have too many books. My first guest is Susan Carlisle! She's talented and such a sweetheart. So please say hello to her in the comments. That's where she will pick [...]
Want to win an iPad Mini on May 31? Starting today, click on the link below and answer all of the questions correctly. At the end, it will ask for your email address. One entry per household. Must be in the U.S. (Sorry international fans.) One winner will be announced on May 31. Click here to answer [...]
Be sure to check back on May 1 for a month long contest with a big giveaway of a mini iPad. Plus I plan to have several more giveaways throughout the month from my author friends. This is my fourth anniversary of receiving an offer for publication from HarperCollins. On May 4, 2011, I received [...]
In remembrance of my dad (today he would've been 84), I will be giving away 11 copies of CIRCLE OF DEFIANCE (e-format only). How can you win a copy? Just comment with what is your favorite genre in romance and that special aspect. For me, it's Romantic Suspense - Spies/Assassins. By the way, I will [...]
On March 11, at 7 p.m. central, I will be giving away 11 copies of CIRCLE OF DEFIANCE (e-format only). Six copies on Facebook and five copies here. Be sure to come back then to find out how you can win.
The other day, my oldest daughter was saying how she loved seeing what people imagine certain book heroes look like. So I thought I would share what I think Jack in CIRCLE OF DEFIANCE looks like. A combination of the two fellows in the top two pictures. Jack keeps his head shaved (his story will [...]
Here's your chance to win one of the two following cute bags (US Only. See further into the post for International). There are 10 books each in them, includes my three full-length novels, a $10 Amazon gift card, cool T-shirt and a Hello Kitty doll. How do you enter for a chance? Each of the [...]
Southern Magic brings a special holiday giveaway once more 21 awesome romance books, swag, and 2 gift cards by 15 of its talented authors Get ready for some of the best romance around From New Adult to Historical to Erotica There's a little bit for everyone One lucky winner will be selected at [...]
Usually, I do cover reveals here, but Romance Magicians are having a special September blogfest with giveaways. So go over there. You might win something like a book, gift card, or even a Kindle Fire. Cool, heh? (Love that picture/gif.) Click here to check it out. See you there!
I know that Google does this for everyone (they did it last year), but I still get tickled. By the way, today, I'm celebrating my birthday and I've giving away 21 free copies of CIRCLE OF DISHONOR. (The age I wish I was again. HA!) How do you get a copy? Wish me happy birthday [...]
The commenter winner of the $25 Gift Card (Amazon/B&N) is DeeJay Sakata! And the $25 Gift Card (Amazon/B&N) for the website host is Snarky Mom! [Updated 6/29/14 with winners at each location and specials shown above. Those without winners didn't have anyone commenting besides me and Goddess Fish Promotions and sometimes the web-host. So people [...]
I'm having a release party on Facebook. If you're not part of Facebook or having a problem getting on there, then comment here. On June 23, I'll give away some books and even a gift card. But if you can come to the Facebook party, then be sure to comment there. Five other authors will be [...]
Hey, want a free copy of my latest book scheduled to be released June 23? Then be on the lookout for the list of blogs hosting a review or just a good old fashioned promo stop. Come by and say hello, you'll be eligible to win a free copy or even a $25 gift [...]