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Summer Bash!

Lightning Book Promotions Summer Bash

“Kindle Fire” Giveaway

Want a chance to win a Kindle Fire? Want to pick up some really great books at really great prices? Come join our Summer Bash party! 🙂

HOT DAYS = HOT DEALS


All the authors participating in this great summer giveaway have novels for only .99! If you want a great read now is the time to get your hands on some really awesome books. You could get all these books for the same price as one paperback! If any of these books sound like something you would like to purchase please click on the links below! They would love to have your support.

You can ‘like’ us on face book or follow us on twitter. We would love to have you follow our blogs.  We want to reward some of our readers for taking a chance on us and reading our books so we are giving away a KINDLE FIRE along with some other great prizes! See details below.

Deadly Pleasures by Mary Firmin

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MaryFirmin
Twitter: http://twitter.com/firminmary
Blog: http://maryfirmin.blogspot.com/
Website: http://maryfirmin.com

Silver Knight by Caron Rider

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Caron-Rider
Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaronRider
Blog: http://caronrider.blogspot.com
Website: http://caronrider.com

The Binding by L. Filloon

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/TheBinding.2011
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFilloon
Blog: http://lfilloon.blogspot.com

Enza by Kristy K. James

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kristykjames
Twitter: http://twitter.com/KristyKJames
Blog: http://kristykjames.wordpress.com/
Website: http://kristykjames.com/

Higher Than An Eagle by Dennis Kitainik

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/HigherThanAnEagle
Website: http://www.kitainikbooks.com/Writings.html

No Rules of Engagement by Thomas Wilson
Whisper by Thomas Wilson

Facebook: Not sure yet
Twitter: http://twitter.com/StorytellerTDW
Blog:http://thomaswilsonstoryteller.blogspot.com/
Website: http://storytellerpubs.blogspot.com/

Enchantment by Charlotte Abel

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/LikeChannie
Twitter: http://twitter.com/charlotte_abel
Blog: http://charlotteabel.blogspot.com/
Website: www.TheChannieSeries.com

Julia’s Song by Elyse Pierce

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/granddaisypress
Twitter: https://twitter.com/granddaisypress
Website: www.granddaisypress.com

Seeds of Discovery by Breeana Puttroff

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DuskGate
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bputtroff
Blog:  https://breeanaputtroff.wordpress.com/

Webiste: http://www.breeanaputtroff.net

When the Past Haunts You by L. C. Hayden

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001173510542
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LCHayden1
Blog: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/208872.L_C_Hayden/blog
Website: www.lchayden.com

The giveaway information and how to enter:

Grand Prize: 1 Kindle Fire
Other prizes: 2 $25 gift cards, 2 $15 gift cards, free print copies (not all authors have print copies)

To enter:

Blog post about summer bash +5
Facebook about summer bash +3
Tweet about summer bash +2

‘like’ each author on face book +1 (for each author liked)
Follow on twitter +1 (for each author followed)
Follow authors on their blogs +1 (one entry for each author followed)

Purchase a copy of the authors books for .99 +15 (for each book bought)
(If you decide to purchase the authors books please email a copy of your receipt to stormi@lightningbookpromotions so I can verify the purchase to add the points)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER!

Go here to fill out the form to enter:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?pli=1&formkey=dFVVSGg5UHliazNZUlAyNEFncGpKSUE6MQ#gid=0

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Five More Days! :)

To celebrate today, I invite you to pop over to Better Read than Dead, where Kristin has posted an awesome review of Seeds, and you can join the giveaway, too!

If, by chance, you already have a copy of Seeds of Discovery, and that giveaway wouldn’t do you any good… leave a comment on Kristin’s review mentioning that fact, and I will put your name in a hat to win an ARC of Roots of Insight! 🙂

Also, don’t forget to enter the drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card by clicking HERE.

 

I’m still looking for a few good bloggers to help me out with the scavenger hunt that begins on Monday — and a few authors who might be interested in donating e-copies of their fantastic books as prizes.

So far, we have some great hunts lined up! You can join the party, too!

Roots of Insight … 9 more days!

Just for fun … here’s a little tease from Roots of Insight. 🙂

 

“Look, William … I have no idea what he was thinking. But you can’t just be mad at me and ignore me forever. What in the world is going on with you that you can’t even be bothered to say hi or have a friendly conversation with me in the hallway? I thought we were going to be friends. You agreed. You promised. And now, what? You’re going to be mad at me forever for something that wasn’t even my fault? You’re not even going to give me a chance to explain? You’re just going to punish me? Not even help me out and take care of my arm? What am I supposed to do?” Tears streamed down her face in earnest, dripping off her chin and landing on the front of her shirt. She couldn’t be certain, but she thought her nose was running, too.

William stared at her, looking shocked. He didn’t say anything for several minutes, he just stared.

Now that she was up close to him, she noticed for the first time that he didn’t look right. His face was paler than she had ever seen it, and there were dark, nearly black circles under his eyes. His eyes themselves were bloodshot.

When he finally spoke, his words were not in response to anything she had said. “Thomas is missing.”

The book she had been holding fell to the floor with a resounding thud. A cold chill ran up her spine, making the hair on the back of her neck stand up straight. “What?”

 

Don’t forget to enter the contest for a $10 gift certificate to Amazon. (That’s enough to pick up both Dusk Gate books and a little something extra!)

And I’m still looking for bloggers and authors who would like a little free cross promotion! Comment below or e-mail me at breeanap@gmail.com

13 Days … the Countdown Begins!

Hello most awesome family and friends in the world! I really do appreciate all of you taking the time to stop by and read about what I’m up to. 🙂 I realize that right now, most of the people reading this are folks who actually know me, and I am more grateful to you than you will ever know.

For those of you who are joining me and we’ve never met in person (yet!), welcome and thank you!

Things have (of course!) been crazy busy around here, but so incredibly awesome. The launch date for the e-book version of Dusk Gate: Seeds of Discovery is September 6, just 13 short days from now! On that date, start looking for it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and a few other places … I’ll have more details soon!

The launch for the paper version is tentatively set for early October.

Of course, in the meantime I am working on the big move, finishing up all of the final polishing of the book (Kudos to my amazing, fantastic, wonderful *insert all of the positive adjectives you know here* editor, Tonya Christensen!), and still trying to learn how to use Twitter, and a Facebook page, and this whole blogging thing.  My mind is spinning, but with the most amazing energy and love that I have felt in years.

So, in honor of the impending launch, I am announcing a contest! (I haven’t won a contest since I was in kindergarten … it turns out that it’s more fun organizing a contest than participating in one, for me at least — your luck may be better than mine!)

The Prize: A brand-new Kindle with Special Offers!!

The Contest: Interact with me! (Yes, of course it’s to build my social platform. Writing a book is an artistic activity, selling it is another goldfish).

For each of the following activities your name will be placed into a drawing (a real one … not the kind of “drawing” teachers sometimes have to decide who gets to come on a field trip “Guess what, Mrs. AwesomeMom, I drew your name!” *blush* just kidding – I never did that).

  • Comment on a blog post tagged in the “Dusk Gate” or “Writing” categories
  • Follow me on Twitter @bputtroff, and @ mention me in a tweet that says “Free Kindle” or “Seeds of Discovery”
  • Tweet one of my blog posts. (make sure to @ mention @bputtroff)
  • Retweet one of my blog posts. (make sure to mention @bputtroff)
  • “Like” my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/DuskGate (Those who have liked it prior to this post already have 2 entries!)
  • Post a link on Facebook to any of the following: my blog, my Facebook page, my Twitter profile, or a link to buy the book on Amazon or Barnes and Noble (after the 6th). Tag me in the post so you’re sure I get it!
Okay, that’s enough for tonight! But make sure to check back during each of the next 12 days until the launch, because I will be adding new contest details, new ways to enter, and other special treats. The Kindle will be awarded as soon as I sell the 50th e-copy of the book (Hey, I have to pay for it somehow!)
In the meantime, check for tonight’s special treat – I’m going to be posting Chapter 2 under the Dusk Gate tab!
Love you all!
Me

Trying to Blog, I Really Am!

Every time I am trying to go to sleep, or driving in the car, I have all of the great and wonderful thoughts about the next truly amazing blog post I am going to write. (I know, I know, there would have to be a first amazing one before there could be a next, but humor me). And then I get to the computer and *poof* they’re gone. This is why you get the posts you do, sorry. And yes, I did try the whole notebook-and-pen in the bedside drawer thing that I’ve heard for ages writers are supposed to do.  Well, it was a pen and an envelope. The first three pens were out of ink, and the only actual notebook/journal is the one I’m keeping of memories and events for Little Goose, but you get the idea. So today I retrieved the envelope, and read my notes … and had no idea what any of them meant.

I don’t do things like other people do them. 😦 I am so not an “indie” because it’s a kinda cool thing to be right now. In fact, it will probably go completely out of style the second I figure it out. I’d apologize to all of the rest of the awesome indie folks for ruining the fun, but really, you’ll move on to the next great thing first.

On the home front, it has (of course) been a crazy week.  We’re now getting ready for the big move, which had a considerable slowdown when we were hit by a big, nasty, stomach flu bug early in the week. I’m still catching up on the laundry from that one (hehe… nice to have an excuse this time!) It’s been a big week in other mental/emotional ways as well, but I’m not quite at the point where I’m ready to share those thoughts publicly yet.

What I would like to share right now (because these thoughts are ALWAYS the top ones in my head) is thank you, thank you, thank you to all of my amazing family and friends (new and old, near and far) who have been so kind as to share likes and retweets and other such virtual hugs in support of the upcoming release of Dusk Gate: Seeds of Discovery. This has truly been one of the most inspiring and exciting times of my life, and even if in the end the book only sells four copies, it will have been worth this fantastic ride that I’ve been able to be on lately.

And to Krysta Hunt … you will never, ever know how intensely grateful I am for the support you have provided to me thus far … from knowing Quinn, William, Thomas and Xander as well as (and sometimes better than) I do — for being able to live inside Eirentheos with me, for being the genius behind getting through the scenes with Tolliver, to, gosh, there is just no limit to the wonderful things you have been doing,  … YOU ROCK, LADY. And the years we spent apart make me sad.

Anyway, sorry it’s disjointed, and thanks for reading if you made it this far. Time now to put Little Goose to bed (yes, I already tried that, but it didn’t stick, so now I must go cuddle with her).

Love,

Me