It's All About the M&M's

No, not M/M’s. We’re talking candies, not genre fiction, even if I am at #RT16 right now. Now, it was the delectable little morsels, and a conventioneer’s reaction to them that put a smile on my face this afternoon.

You see, I had made a giveaway basket for Sotto Voce, since it will be several months before Luchador—which was announced just yesterday—will be released. There’s some Syrah I had bottled, of course, and a second bottle filled with dark chocolate M&Ms and sealed with my brand corks—the same logo you see on the cover of Sotto Voce, a Claddagh made of inverted treble clefs.

I was strolling along this line of basket after basket, and a stranger, a reader according to her conference name tag, puled alongside me and said how much she liked one basket with bottles. “Booze?” I asked. “Yes, but I don’t drink. But someone bottled some M&M’s!”

She struggled to remember the author’s name. I told her not to worry. I had a pretty good idea who it was.

Sotto Voce is currently available in the Goody Room at #RT16.

Congratulations, Giveaway Winners!

As you may know, we had a couple of raffles to kick off the launch of Sotto Voce this week, AND WE HAVE SOME WINNERS TO ANNOUNCE!

First, courtesy of Interlude Press, we have five Goodreads winners of print editions of Sotto Voce: Chavi68, Christy, Jessica, Marissa and Rivka! Your books are in the mail TODAY.

IP also sponsored an eBook giveaway on Rafflecopter. I accidentally hit "winner" twice, so we have TWO winners! Congratulations, Becky and Chloe! We'll be emailing you multi-format eBooks of Sotto Voce today!

I also hosted a couple of extra giveaways on my own...

First, the winner of a signed print edition from our launch party back in July, Carolyn—your book and an extra goodie or two are in the mail today!

And another eBook, after the Rafflecopter giveaway ended a day early, goes to...

And finally, our big winner of a wine tour of Sonoma and Napa goes to....

(drum roll...)

CONGRATULATIONS!! We'll be make plans to visit some of the sites (wineries) and scenes (wine bars) that inspired Sotto Voce!

Thanks to everyone who participated, and remember that there are still eBook (and Barnes and Noble gift card) giveaways as part of my book tour! And conveniently, what did I find on B& this morning?

Yup, the winner can use that nifty gift card to buy the book (...and more)!

Want a book ... and a Book?

That’s right, two books in one. To say thanks for your support, I’m throwing in a signed copy of one of the print editions of my upcoming book, along with the multi-format, DRM-free eBook we’re raffling off as part of the Interlude Press 24-hour Launch Party.

Entering the raffling is as easy as following me on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads or Facebook, all through one convenient link.

I’ll be announcing the winner during the Noon ET/9amPT panel on 2014 Fall titles on Interlude’s Google+ channel. I hope to see you there!