The time has come! In 24 hours the year will officially be 2011. I don’t know about you but this year has been a rollercoaster for me, with more ups than downs. Still, I am glad to see it go and looking forward to what the next year will bring. I’m not one for making resolutions (I always forget I made them) but my hope for 2011 is that I can enjoy it to the fullest with my family, friends, and loved ones.
To bid farewell to 2010 and kick off 2011 the right way, I am opening this contest for all who are interested. I debated long and hard about what it should be and in the end decided on this:
The excerpt for Blood Moons can be found at this link. The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to post a comment here with the name of one character from that chapter and something they said.
NOTE: You can only post once. Multiple posts will be deleted.
Three winners will be chosen to receive a download of Blood Moons and one lucky winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.
The contest ends at midnight PST (at the end of the big count down) and all the winners will be announced after that so check back for the results tomorrow.
Posted by Alianne on December 31, 2010
In celebration of all the good this year has brought me, I will be hosting a contest on the day of New Year’s Eve. It will go up at midnight (12am PST) on December 31st and run the entire day. I will announce the winners after midnight (12am PST) on January 1st. The prizes will be downloads of Blood Moons and one grand prize: a $25 Amazon gift card.
Pass this on to your friends – the more the merrier!
Posted by Alianne on December 28, 2010
Last weekend turned out to be a veritable study of Murphy’s Law. Between failed plans, delayed flights, crazy (by West Coast standards) weather and what can only be described as city shock compounded by jetlag, it was an interesting trip to the Big Apple. You know you’re on a strange planet when the souvenir shop clerk glares haughtily at the obvious tourist and gives her a sour ItolerateyoubecauseIcan’tslapyou smile when she comes up to the cash register to pay for her purchase, the cab driver refuses her fare because the destination is too far, and the bus driver lets her on for spare change, seeing her obvious distress in the middle of the night. Total role reversal there from what I’m used to. Strange, strange city.
Things I learned in New York City: Expect the unexpected. If you’re claustrophobic, this city is not for you. When they say New York never sleeps, they mean it. Taxi cabs don’t go everywhere in Manhattan from everywhere in Manhattan. Hotel concierges don’t always tell the truth, so do your research beforehand. A city can be sparkling clean no matter what its size. Plan for the weather and don’t forget your sense of humor!
Anything is possible in NYC. Look! You can even wear Cousin It on your feet:
So now that I’m back home, what am I going to do, you ask? My answer is: same thing I’ve done before I left. My inspiration has been sorely lacking of late and with the holidays coming up I can make up tons of excuses not to sit down and write. I have ideas swirling in my head but none of them have anything to do with what I’m currently working on. I’ve resigned myself to the sad fact that Blood Trails will be going through another edit (don’t ask why, I just can’t seem to let this dog lie…) hopefully before the year is through. And as soon as I figure out what to do with Blood Debts, that will be getting finished as well. If my muses are merciful it will get done before I start on something new again…
Posted by Alianne on December 13, 2010