Sunday, July 29, 2012

Day 4 of the Blogger Book Fair! All's Fair in Blogs and More!

It's the last day of the Blogger Book Fair! It's been an awesome fair, but son't go yet! There are still lots of blog events going up today!

Today, you will finally get to see who won the Tournament of Monsters on Wynne Channing's Blog! Pennywise or Mankind? We aren't telling! You have to check it out for yourself!

Over on Thomas Winship's Vaempires blog you'll see all the vampire books that are in the fair! If you can't get enough of those blood suckers, head over there to see where you can get your fix!

Shortly after midnight, the winners of the Blogger Book Fair Reader's Choice Awards will be announced on the Shut Up and Read blog! The winners get a fancy web badge and a spotlight on the new Blogger Book Fair blog for up to a year!

Which brings me to my next announcement! Go follow the new Blogger Book Fair blog for updates on when the next one will be!

Last but not least, I'd like to make an announcement of my own. There will be a cover reveal and excerpt for Obsidian on Christie Rich's blog sometime this morning!

That's not all! Hop around to the other blogs to see what is going on the last day of the Blogger Book Fair!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Day 3 of the Blogger Book Fair! All's Fair in Blogs and More!

It's day three of the Blogger Book Fair and there is still tons of events going on! Here are just a few!

Over on Wynne Channing's Blog it is time for YOU to vote on the monster you think is the best! So who will it be? Pennywise or Mankind? Head on over to the Tournament of Monsters to find out how to vote!!

Today Thomas Winship, author of the Vaempires series is showcasing all the Horror and Science Fiction books! So if you are a horror or sci-fi fan head over and pick up your next read, and if you're not, well maybe you will discover a new favorite genre!

Don't forget to vote for your favorite books in the Blogger Book Fair! The Reader's Choice Awards are going until the end of today over on the Shut Up and Read Blog!

On my twitter handle tonight at 7pm central time I will be doing the final round of Saturday Night Twitter Games! Each game you win gets your name in the drawing for the Grand Prize--which includes a $25 Gift Card and some e-books! There may be a few surprise giveaways too!

There are tons more giveaways, free books, interviews, reviews and more so start clicking on those links on the Blogger Booth page! Check them out and see for yourself what amazing authors and books are in the fair!

Have you liked the Blogger Book Fair facebook page yet? We need 100 likes to give away a $15 gift card!

That's all for now, but tune in again tomorrow for the last day of the fair!

Day 2 of the Blogger Book Fair! All's Fair in Blogs and More!

Day 2 of the Blogger Book Fair and excitement is in the air! Even more blog events today!

First up, if you aren't already following the Tournament of Monsters you better get over to Wynne Channing's blog and check it out! Round Two goes up today! See who won round one and place your bets for this round. (Note: We don't condone gambling here on Paranormal Lounge or at Blogger Book Fair)

Next we have Thomas Winship over on his Vaempires Blog putting the spotlight on Paranormal and Paranormal Romance books that are entered in the fair! Check out the enormous list of paranormal books and find your next read!

Of course, voting continues for the Blogger Book Fair Reader's Choice Awards, so head over to the Shut Up and Read blog to cast your votes for your favorite book in each of the 12 categories! Voting goes til Saturday night and winners are announced on Sunday!

Brandon R. Luffman hosts Steven Katriel, author of the amazing Gothic Horror novella The Portrait of Alatiel Salazar.

Get to know Kel, a character in Becca J. Campbell's Foreign Identity. Enter her giveaway while you visit her blog!

Melissa Douthit hosts Ashley Andrews and her novel Heaven Can Be Hell! Head over there to check it out!

A. E. Howard hosts S. M. Boyce on her blog with a guest post on Indie Publishing and info on The Grimoire Trilogy!

Hop around the Blog Booths to see what else is going on! There are freebies, discounts and giveaways so leave no blog unclicked!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Day 1 of the Blogger Book Fair! All's Fair in Blogs and More!

Alright folks! It's Day 1 of the Blogger Book Fair and we are going to kick things off with a bang! There are lots of events going on today and even more ways to get great deals on books and enter in giveaways!

Some events today include:

Round One of the Tournament of Monsters! This is taking place over on Wynne Channings Blog. Eight Monsters are defended by participating authors in 50 words of fight! Monsters featured are Pennywise, Koh the Face Stealer, Vampires, Imhotep the Mummy, Mankind, Zombies, Darth Vader, and The Balrog. Watch as the monsters battle it out and vote on saturday for the final round!

Thomas Winship, author of Vaempires is hosting a spotlight on all Fantasy and Urban Fantasy Books in the fair today. Stop over on his blog to find out more about the amazing Fantasy and Urban Fantasy books that authors have entered in the fair!

Alana Rock over on Dark Obsession is hosting three authors. Two book are available for free via smashwords. The books are Between the Land and the Sea by Derrolyn Anderson and Sweet Blood of Mine by John Corwin. You can also enter the giveaway of a several ebook copies of Bound By Blood by P.A. Lupton!

On Brandon R. Luffman's Blog you can see Beck Sherman's guest post and enter a giveaway for Beck Sherman's Revamp!

Last, but not least we have the begining of voting for the Blogger Book Fair Awards on Shut Up and Read. The awards are hosted by Sheri and we need YOU to vote on your favorite book in each category! Voting ends at the end of the day on the 28th and winners are announced on the 29th!

And of course, check out the Directory Page for more blogger fun!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Blogger Book Fair Update!

Alright! If my counting is correct, we now have 42 authors and 75 books in the first ever Blogger Book Fair! Tons of genres are being represented and there will be lots of giveaways, specials, and even some books going for absolutely free during the event.

The place to be from July 26th through July 29th is right here on Paranormal Lounge! From here I will direct you to over 20 Blog Booths that are running giveaways galore and showing off books and their authors! A lot of books will be going on sale for the fair--some available for as low as $0.99!

If you are an author, sorry, entries for the fair are closed, but I will be throwing another one if this one goes well!  Stay tuned to find out more about that!  With so many authors participating and the Fair only a little over two weeks away, I have to focus on the authors who have already entered.

Also running during the fair is the Reader's Choice Awards. This is where anyone can vote on their favorite book in a genre category.  All participating authors have been entered in at least one category, provided their work had already been published, and each category has at least 3 books and two authors competing.  The winning author/book in each category will receive a web badge and will be featured on the new Blogger Book Fair site once it's up and running. The voting goes throughout the fair and will be held at the blog Shut Up and Read run by Sheri.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Way off subject . . .

This post has nothing to do with the paranormal, but I just needed somewhere to rant.

Last week I heard a guest at the hotel I work at say something about a ban in New York on large soda drinks. I discarded it as some crazy comment made by some crazy guest. Today, I was lurking on and found this article:

They seriously want to ban large soda drinks? I thought this was America? The land of the free? You know, where people are supposed to have the freedom to choose how much soda they want.

I realize they think that this will help with the obesity rate, but unfortunately, unless they just outlaw soda, that won't happen. If people want to drink a soda, they will drink a soda. If they can't get the 64 ounce soda they crave, they'll just buy two 32 ounce sodas. Problem solved.

My thinking is that this will just make restaurants and gas stations go through more plastic/styrofoam/paper cups and therefore add tons of plastic/styrofoam/paper cups to landfills.

So let's recap. The mayor wants to add to the pollution strain the earth is already under, just to maybe save a few people from drinking too much of a sugary beverage. MAYBE!

I'm addicted to Dr. Pepper. I'll admit it. Since I'm pregnant I limit myself to two, sometimes three cans a day. (Which is well under the pregnancy caffeine limit) When I'm not pregnant, I will drink as much of that stuff as I want. Now, if I finish a can/glass of Dr. Pepper and I want more, what's to stop me from just getting up and walking to the fridge for more?

In my opinion, outlawing large cups will only lead to people carrying around a 2 liter bottle. This ban will not put a dent in obesity, let alone get rid of it.

Patrons of eating establishments will buy their 16 ounce beverage, drink it, and either get a refill or buy another one. What is the eating establishment going to say? "Sorry, you're cut off." I don't think so. They aren't going to turn away another $1.50 in their pockets.

If they decide to put a limit on how many you can buy, why not put a limit on how many cheeseburgers one can buy? Or how many fries they can eat?

Obesity is a problem. Yes, I know, but the people affected by this disorder need to want to change. They can't have it forced upon them in some silly attempt by the government to act like they care.