Countdown Contests: Blue Notes #3, “Aria”

Hard to believe it’s December already.  Seems like I was just flying out to New Mexico for GayRomLit 2012 and it was mid-October.  A few days until Chanukah and a few weeks until Christmas, and we’ve got 60 degree weather in North Carolina.  I’m liking it!  Honestly, it’s part of why my husband and I left the North and settled in the South.  That, and the beautiful coast and mountains at either end of the North Carolina.

So with December here, the upcoming release of Aria (Blue Notes #3) is just around the corner (3 weeks from today exactly)!  As a matter of fact, I shipped off the galley proof to Dreamspinner Press yesterday.  To celebrate, I’ve got three contests going (a new one starting today!).

Contest #1:  Comment on my blog (you can comment on my GR blog, too) to be entered to win a Blue Notes Series t-shirt of your choice (Blue Notes, The Melody Thief, or Aria).  I just got the Aria t-shirts in the mail last week and they are gorgeous!  Contest ends midnight on the first night of Chanukah, 12/8/12.

Contest #2:  Enter on Goodreads to win an autographed paperback copy of Aria.  You must register to enter, but I highly recommend this wonderful social networking website for writers and readers.  Goodreads has some wonderful romance groups, including the kick-ass MM Romance Group that just featured The Melody Thief as one of the November 2012 Books of the Month.

BRAND NEW CONTEST #3:  Aiden Lind, the opera singer in Aria travels all over the world to perform.  Comment below and tell me where you’d most like to travel if money wasn’t an object, and you’ll be entered to win your choice of Blue Notes or The Melody Thief in ebook format.  Contest ends at midnight on 12/15/12.

Interested in reading an excerpt from Aria?  Click here and scroll down to the “excerpt” tab.  You can also read excerpts from Blue Notes and The Melody Thief by clicking on the links.  Aria is available on Dreamspinner Press for preorder now.  Oh, and The Melody Thief is on sale until 12/8/12 to celebrate the honorable mention “One Perfect Score” it received in the 2012 Rainbow Awards!

So be sure to check out all the goodies and get your name in for the contests.  I’ll be sharing some never before seen excerpts from Aria in the weeks leading up to release date.  In the meantime, good luck and enjoy your December! -Shira


  1. Michelle (MiMi) - Reply

    I most want to travel to New Zealand and Australia…it has been my dream fo many years. I’m saving up so I can make it a vacation to rremember. Thanks fot eh opportunity to win. I enjoyed Blue Notes so I’m looking forward to the rest in the series. chellebee66(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Shira - Reply

      Thanks Michelle! I’ve got you entered. And I’m with you – I would LOVE to see New Zealand and Australia. I’d love to dive the Great Barrier Reef – that would be too cool for words. *sighs* Maybe someday… -Shira

  2. Wendy Hoffman - Reply

    I would love to visit Paris one day, thank you for the chance to enter, I am looking forward to reading some of your work.
    wendynjason04@gmail dot com

    • Shira - Reply

      Paris is one of my favorite cities. “Blue Notes” is entirely set in Paris, and a good part of “Aria” is, as well. XD -Shira

  3. Rush - Reply

    Hey Shira! Second time I read Aria’s excerpt and falling in love all over again! Where would I want to visit? I’d love to take somewhat the same trip my family and I took back in the 70’s where we spent a month touring Spain, Italy, Switzerland and France. I’d love to go back to Paris since I was ill when we went there.
    Your Characters are like a magnet, once you get to know them, you don’t want to let go. And the way you describe the surroundings, it truly brings back so many good memories. Your description of Montmartre especially, where we had an artist draw us in charcoal. I still have the drawings with me! All in all, I LOVED reading Blue Notes. I hope to be able to read the other two one day.
    Your neighbor, Rush

    • Shira - Reply

      Sweet! I hope you enjoy the book. And I’ve got you entered in the ebook contest. -Shira

  4. Marie - Reply

    If I could travel anywhere, I’d go to Great Britain. It would be amazing to visit London, the moors, Scotland, Hampshire, Wales, and so much more… I think I’d try to visit as many places there as possible! Thank you for offering this giveaway. Congratulations on your upcoming publication!

    • Shira - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by, Marie! I’ve only been to London, but Scotland has always been a dream of mine, and Wales looks so beautiful. Good luck in the contest! -Shira

    • Shira - Reply

      Thank you, Linda! So glad you’re enjoying it. I’ve got your name in the hat. Good luck!-Shira

    • Shira - Reply

      Thanks so much, Aisling! The t-shirt is really pretty. *g* Love that cover. I love them all, really, but especially this one. I’ve got your name down for the drawing! -Shira

  5. Trix - Reply

    I’d like a really thorough tour of eastern Canada, especially Quebec and the Maritimes (with some foodie stops in Toronto, too). *Love* BLUE NOTES, and I’m jonesing for THE MELODY THIEF and ARIA!

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