Monday, May 30, 2016

Space Kitties 2 set to release!!!

All right!!!
 Well, it's been a busy month!

 Last time I posted was to "pin the list on the wall" so to speak of the winners involved in the Print Launch of All Titles... which was a pretty big deal for us here at Hearth Books, and the completion of a whole lot of hard work throughout the past several months. (P.S. madelinejrose still hasn't contacted me, so she's at risk of forfeiting her prize win!)

 Now that this launch is over, we've actually got another one coming right up! ;-)
  Space Kitties 2 is wrapping up final edits right now, and will be officially released June 4th. There will be a FB party, as well as a corresponding blog tour running the whole first week of June, at both either of which readers can win an e-copy of this second addition to the Space Kitties tales!

  How does this sound for a teaser blurb?

"Pawsitively purr-able accounts of feline shenanigans from across the
cosmos, by a constellation of authors from across the country.
Seven cutting edge spec-fic writers band together for a
second installation of light-hearted and suspenseful stories
about kitties in space. Could anything be more purrfect?
Eight original literary entries await your imagination as kitties assert their superiority in far flung galaxies..."

 Be there or be square!!!

In other news, many of you may know that I've been using the My Word Circle site for tracking goals,
 (If you're looking for a progress bar + chart to keep you inspired, I recommend it!)
and it's been a great help in keeping on the straight and narrow with that!

 Anyway, so this is also a post to report that I finished my 20k for May 3 days early!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Winner Announcement... At Last! :-)

   The birds are shining, the sun is singing, it’s a lovely day...!!!

  You know what?

    Scratch that.

           It’s actually evening; the rain (rare as it is here!) is spattering against the window... (I kind of love rain, always have. There’s a word for that, “pluviophile”. Did you know that? And “petrichor” is the after-rain-smell. Isn’t that just a beautiful sounding word?)

 On this soft, rainy evening I find myself alone at my computer, consulting papers with scribblings and diagrams on them, and along with Bilbo I can say with a sigh;
 “I’ve put this off for far too long.”

 Though, I really couldn’t have given it the proper attention any earlier... and right now, I still feel a little exhausted-into-a-stupor, so you must overlook the lack of vim and vigor in this post!!!
(If you happen to notice any vim and vigor lacking, that is, of course.)

 All right!!!
  Down to brass tacks.

Once again,
 “Win'wing... 'win'wing is what b'wings us togev'ew to'w'day...”

 And we shall cut straight to the chase!!!
  I have to admit, if you find this slightly confusing, you are not alone. With so many prizes and therefore so many winners, it can be hard to keep straight.
 (Hence the papers with scribbled diagrams mentioned above! *wink* )

 But, with the help of the handy-dandy random number generator, here are the many winners of celebratory stuff!!!
  Each comment on each blog post in the tour was eligible to win a prize or prize package... and once a winner won, their other comments were eliminated and the next winner generated.

So, for the Blog Tour comments prizes the winners are...:

A prize package of,
Snow Leopard Luggage Tag & S.Leop. slim-line Wallet 
5 snowflake charms

 ...winner is LeAnne Douglas!!!


Hair Jewels (from seller)
  ...winner is Christine!!

Snow Leopard print (from seller)
 ...winner is Kelsey!

Snow Leopard photo download (emailed from seller)
...winner is  Claire B!!

2 Sets of:
6 Snowflake charms
Plus a dagger charm with each of those.
 (These mailed from us.)
  ... the two winners are... madelinejroseSkye!!!

  So... Congratulations, Ladies!!! You all made out like bandits! Wink Get with me soon as possible with your mailing addresses so I can get these things headed your way!

   Thanks to everyone who pitched in to make this happen, and special thanks to the sponsors and the bloggers!!! Wink

    Take care,

P.S. Because I'm crunched for time and don't have the energy to track down every winner here across the vast and frozen landscapes of the interwebs...  Upshot of this sentiment is: winners have to contact me.
 If they don't do so within a reasonable time, their prize falls forfeit.  And I can give it to somebody else, instead! (Who is easier to actually give it to!)

  Take care, and stay dry out there in that rain, fellow travelers!!!

 P.S. What do you think of the doodle my opening line mistake inspired? You see? You people are keeping me up later at night, even when you aren't here!!! *wink*