Counting down the days until I draw winners for the Blue Notes Holiday 2013 Giveaway! You have until midnight on December 31st to enter the drawing for some great prizes, including a grand prize of a Kindle loaded with ebooks! 1st prize is a gorgeous sterling silver music-themed necklace, 2nd prize is a paperback of your choice of one of my Dreamspinner Press novels, and 3rd prize is a t-shirt with your choice of my covers (e-prizes for overseas winners). You can enter more than once by commenting, tweeting, buying books, etc.
2013 has been quite a year for me. I published 5 books with Dreamspinner Press: Prelude (with Venona Keyes) Lighting the Way Home (with EM Lynley), Stealing the Wind, Encore, and Symphony in Blue. All of those books are on sale right now at Dreamspinner Press in ebook format, by the way. You can find them all here. Encore and Prelude made were named Best Books of 2013 by Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words (Melanie Marshall’s lovely review website). Prelude was a Rainbow Awards finalist in the contemporary gay romance category, Stealing the Wind was a Rainbow Awards semi-finalist in the fantasy category and won 2nd place in the illustrated cover category (special thanks to Anne Cain for her amazing work on the cover!).
Prelude, Stealing the Wind, and Aria are all up for the M/M Romance Goodreads Readers Choice Awards. If you haven’t already voted, please consider voting for them here: http://www.esurveyspro.com/Survey.aspx?id=31dc63a9-f374-40b9-a220-b3aad4f2ba0d (you don’t have to be a member to vote, but I encourage anyone who loves gay fiction to join this wonderful group!).
What do I have planned for 2014? Into the Wind, the second Mermen of Ea Series novel will be released in May, and I’m working on Dissonance, another Blue Notes Series novel with a tentative summer 2014 release date. I have several other projects going on I’ll let you know about as they take shape, including a young adult book, a one-off contemporary May-December romance, and a special project for late winter/early spring release. I’m also hoping to write another holiday novella in the Blue Notes Series featuring David Somers/Alex Bishop (Prelude) and John Fuchs/Roger Nelson (Encore) for holiday 2014 release.
I hope 2014 is a wonderful year for you and yours! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all your support. You, my readers, are the best! Happy New Year! -Shira