Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Blogger Book Fair Opening Post and Giveaway!

It's the first day of the Winter 2013 Blogger Book Fair!


Today I'm going to tell you a little about what Blogger Book Fair is, the events I'm going to host, and also who is hosting me! First I have a little announcement, some of you may already know, but my publisher has given me permission to write and publish a short story that takes place before Obsidian begins. The story will be about Tom and Ava, for all you vampire love fans out there. This will be a story that you can read before or after Obsidian and it's titled Ruby: A Mystic Stones Jewel. You can enter to win an ebook of Obsidian and Ruby at the bottom of this post. The winner will receive Obsidian right away and Ruby when it is officially released!

There are two other giveaways just like this on Riley J. Ford's blog and Becca J. Campbell's blog beginning on February 10th.

Okay, now that we have that out of the way, let me tell you a little about Blogger Book Fair or BBF. BBF is a biannual event that began last July. I came up with the idea when I was seven months pregnant and unsure if I wanted to risk getting a booth at the local county fair, especially since we were having record high temps last summer. I decided that an online event would be better and it grew into the Blogger Book Fair.

Authors from all over come together to cross promote each other and bring you readers a huge selection of books. The goal is to show readers that we are professional and we cater to YOU.

I will be hosting three events here on this blog. Tomorrow will be the This or That? event. I asked participants of the BBF to submit their answers to 5 This or That? questions. See who answered and what they said!

The next event on February 9th is a little controversial, but it's all in good fun. It's called the 50 Shades Stance event. Some brave authors told us how they felt about the 50 Shades series. Please keep any comments light and fun, this is just a way to express ourselves and maybe even connect with someone who feels the same about the series as we do. We are all entitled to our opinions after all!

The last event, on February 10th, is the Organizer Choice Awards. I'm the head organizer of the BBF, so I picked my own fun categories and I also picked the winners. See who won these silly awards!

Don't forget to go to the main BBF directory where you can browse by genre, author or book title. You can also browse the giveaways, events and books for under $5.

Now, here's a list of people who are hosting me:

John Forster (Announcing a new short story series that I am working on)
Becca J. Campbell (Announcing Ruby &giveaway)
Riley J. Ford (Announcing Ruby & giveaway)
Fel at The Peasants Revolt (Interview & giveaway)
J.M. Cataffo (Announcing a FREE short story-Oomph!)
Kimberly Gould (Excerpt)
Ansha Koytk (Announcing a FREE short story-Journey in an Unknown Land)
Pereza at Pezz Rambles (Announcing a FREE short story collection-Falling Leaves)

I am setting three of my short stories to FREE on amazon during the BBF (2/7 through 2/10)
Oomph!
Journey in an Unknown Land
Falling Leaves: The Complete Three Story Collection

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