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Another great giveaway is running until April 30. This time Detritus, the new horror anthology edited by Kate Jonez and S.S. Michael, is up for grabs. And you even have a chance to snag a print copy with your hairy palms. Details below, and much thanks to Velvet over at vvb32 Reads for running this.

Velvet also reviewed Detritus, and she gave it 5 out of 5. Her one word description: creepy. Check out the full review and giveaway here: http://vvb32reads.blogspot.ca/2012/04/village-outskirts.html

Giveaway Details

3 winners for print – for US and Canada only

3 winners for ebook – for all

Offer ends: April 30, 2012

What you have to do to enter:

Add Detritus to your Goodreads

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Add Detritus to your Shelfari

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TWEET Velvet’s post with this title (or click the twitter button on the Detritus review / giveaway post): Giveaway: Detritus: horror anthology edited by Kate Jonez

2. Tell Velvet in the comments what you did.

3. Tell Velvet if you want PRINT (for US and Canada only) or EBOOK along with your email (if I don’t already have it)

Only 4 days left to enter!


Featuring: Kealan Patrick Burke, Jeremy C, Shipp, Mary Borsellino, Brent Michael Kelley, Phil Hickes, L.S. Murphy, Michael R. Colangelo, Neil Davies, Louise Bohmer, Edmund Colell, S.P. Miskowski, Michael Montoure, Lee Widener, Pete Clark, and Opal Edgar.

You can grab Detritus in ebook here, in print here, or from the publisher here.

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Come join me and K.H. Koehler, along with many other authors, at The Romance Studio Staying Home Party. There are tons of chances to win books, and you can check out the list of prizes here.

And you’ve got another chance to win a copy of Passion Plays, if you join us at The Romance Studio Staying Home Party. Just fill out the form at the bottom of the list of prizes to enter. Some prizes require you comment on the author’s blog article to enter. So get over there, fill out forms and comment, and have a great time!

The Romance Studio’s Staying Home Party

And don’t forget to enter the other Passion Plays contest, running until April 30 on Jessica Frost’s blog.

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Like the white rabbit, I’m late. But you forest visitors are probably used to that by now. It takes a while for this slithery rock dweller to emerge from my mountain of electronic paper. Every now and again, someone needs to poke me with a stick so I remember to come up for air and socialize with you good people. Today, we have the Old School contest winner announcement.

Congrats to Angie Leger, vvb32 reads Old School contest winner! Angie picks herself up an ebook copy of this traditional horror anthology filled with tales of terror from yours truly, David Dunwoody, Horace James, Natalie Sin, Jackie Gamber, Gregory L. Hall, R. Scott McCoy, and poems from Zombie Zak. Check out the Books From Louise page for more information on Old School, feast your eyes on the trailer, and clicky the links to purchase Kindle or print copies, plus other formats.

Random Rambles – Life And All That Rot

In an effort to keep this blog updated on a regular basis, give you some content to keep you all happy, every now and again I’ll inject a bit of anecdotal rambling into blog posts. I don’t know if readers really dig this or not, but I figure you might. If you’re bored to tears, you can always tell me to stop.

August was a bit crazy. For those of you who don’t know, hubby and I live with my mom-in-law and gran-in-law. We’d like to get a place of our own, and sell this place, but for the time being mom-in-law can use the help with gran-in-law. She’s got Alzheimers and Glaucoma. My mom-in-law isn’t in the best of health, so taking care of gran-in-law can be hard on her. We help out.

Anyway, gran-in-law took a tumble recently, and had to go to the hospital. (If you check out my Facebook, you’ll see what a kerfuffle that was with the NB medical system. Methinks a few people in Sussex Regional Hospital need their arses kicked, but that’s violent, and I won’t condone that. I’ll just kill them in a book. I’m digressing…) The final word is she did have a stroke, albeit a mild one. She was probably dehydrated too, so we’re trying to get her to drink more.

Good news followed chaos, thankfully. Hubby got a job at a local restaurant, cooking full time. It’s a little place called The Blue Bird, and he’s already having a great time. He went to cooking school, just didn’t quite complete his apprenticeship (so isn’t a papered chef). He got the job on the day of the interview, which was very cool. While he was supposed to start part time, he was quick and good enough the boss already bumped him to full time. This couldn’t come at a better time, what with Christmas / Yule just around the corner. Universe smiles on us. (Yeah, I’m anthropomorphizing. So sue me.) He even has a fellow metal head to work with. Of course, this makes him happy. He’s been busy downloading tunes to the ipod to take to work. (Cooks and metal and Libras–always in my life. I’m beginning to see a pattern here. Hmmmm…)

In my world beneath the rock, I’ve got two books on the editing hotplate. Writing is going well on the paranormal erotic romance. Plot and characters are fleshing out nicely. The other day, words flowed so well it almost wrote itself. I do love those writing sessions. I’ve been putting away no less than 1000 words over the last three days. My co-author is busy writing another chapter of our steampunk erotic romance collaboration. And I’ve just started re-drafting / re-outlining the dark humor dystopian. Had to make some corrections to plot aspects that just wouldn’t fly. Much tighter now, I think. I have to start the new beginning I’ve mapped out soon.

So if I’m quiet on Twitter and Facebook, it’s just because I’m neck deep in words–mine or someone else’s. Speaking of which, I better get back to the editing. Coffee, I hear its lovely call, and I must fill my cup. Hope September is treating you well, friends. Before I go, in the spirit of reoccurring themes in my life, here’s some Lizzy Borden for you:

*slithers back under the rock*

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