I (Christopher) will try to keep this short. We have five lucky winners to announce from our latest Goodreads Free Giveaway, and they are:
- Alexander Porter – North Yorkshire, UK
- Becky Cottrell – Philadelphia, PA
- Gloria Snyder – Pittsburgh, PA
- Susan Knopp – Columbus, OH
- Michael Haskins – Calgary, Alberta
Congratulations to our winners!
We have also extended our free eBook giveaway on Goodreads.
We have several appearances coming up, including the Salado Scottish Festival… see our events page for more information.
Paranormal Haven has posted Halloween-related character interviews of personages from our series; there is also a free giveaway! In November, they will be posting an interview with us.
No Wasted Link will be interviewing me (Christopher) coming up December 19, while they will be featuring Heather in a writing space post on November 16.
That is all for now. Thanks for your continued support!
And the winners are…
Well, we have been busy, but we finally did our drawing… combining winners from the last four events we have attended, so we have four winners. They are:
- April Boyle
- Deseray King
- Sonya Sackett
- Jaimee Mayes
We will be contacting these winners soon to get shipping information. Congratulations!
We also still have the free giveaway and free eBook on Goodreads.
Go to our website to find out about our 2013 schedule. Also, we will make another post when Paranormal Haven publishes our character interviews… asking them about what they did as mortals around the time that we today celebrate Halloween.
Well, it is bed time, so I (Christopher) shall end this with a big THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING US STARVING AUTHORS!!!
Where to Start? 2012 Appearances
I (Christopher) have been running ragged trying to book events for next year, of course as some of you in the biz know, some places won’t start accepting applications (or send you invitations) until 3 to 3 months out. However, one venue is way on the ball… Comicpalooza, and they are in late May… yet at this moment, vendor applications are available on-line. Wow… So, to finish off this year’s appearances, we have the Magick Cauldron this weekend, followed by Sherwood Forest Celtic Music Festival and HPPD in September and the Salado Scottish Festival in November. Heather and I are both working to add some smaller venues somewhere in that time-frame, so keep checking your calendar. Some of you recall that we had previously listed the Austin Celtic Festival, but because of their small size and that most of their prior years’ vendors came back, they had no room for us; maybe next year. For dates and links, visit our events page on our website.
Events and Stuff
Lots of stuff coming up on the next few months, but nothing so impending as Space City Con! That’s right… *THIS* weekend is Space City Con, taking place in the Westin Galleria in Houston, Texas. Visit Space City Con for more information on the event. Heather and I will be signing books there, so bring yours if you’ve got ’em, but if you don’t, that’s alright… we can sell you some of ours. Come out and enjoy the fun! Nichelle Nichols, R.A. Salvatore, and Breandán Ó Ciarraí, among many other talented actors, celebrities, artists, writers, and others will be there. Oh yeah… and us.
The Saturday after that… next weekend, we will be at the Magick Cauldron for another book-signing. If you don’t like big crowds, but you still would like to see us in Houston, this would be a good venue for you. Plus, you won’t have to buy a ticket to get in (like you would with Space City Con). Visit our Events page for more book signing events we will be attending this year and next.
I (Christopher) have been giving the http://www.triscellepublishing.com website a bit of a content upgrade, in addition adding buttons for certain links, instead of text-based hyperlinks. I will go into more depth as to what website changes I have been making, I will show you where you can find out where we will be for our next book signings, and I will remind everyone of the free giveaway of our book of your choice through Goodreads. Click below for more:
Morrigan’s Brood: Morrigan’s Brood Book I Soon to be Released on Nook and Kindle
I (Christopher) must really like this graphic, because I have used it for the last three posts. Well, as we prepare ourselves to depart 2011 (those who have not already begun the new year… lucky), I realized there was one goal for 2011 that I had not yet accomplished. As you may recall, we recently re-released Morrigan’s Brood: Morrigan’s Brood Book I in print, but I had forgotten to do eBook versions. Well, today, this last day of 2011, I completed that goal. I just submitted Morrigan’s Brood r2 for Kindle and Nook platforms, although it may take up to two days for the eBooks to be on-sale. Still, I can brush my hands of this book stuff for a while… Who am I kidding… I have a novella to read, a re-release of Crone of War: Morrigan’s Brood Book II to revisit, and then I need to get Curse of Venus: Morrigan’s Brood Book IV ready for release. Uhhhh… no rest for the weary or the wicked.
Have a Happy New Year!
Morrigan’s Brood: Morrigan’s Brood Book I For Sale
Happy Boxing Day, and of course Merry Christmas, Happy Yule, and have a happy any number of other mid-winter holidays going on the world over, or just a happy day to those without such traditions. For this Boxing Day, and the aforementioned holidays, the authors of the Morrigan’s Brood Series (um… Heather and I… uh… Christopher) have coaxed our publisher into putting up five copies of the new second edition of Morrigan’s Brood: Morrigan’s Brood Book I, being officially released January 15, 2012. This second release, through Triscelle Publishing’s new printer and distributor, Lightning Source (LSI), presents an opportunity for our readers to purchase Morrigan’s Brood for a price lower than the original release. [Morrigan’s Brood r1 sold for a retail price of $18.99 USD, whereas Morrigan’s Brood r2 sells for a retail price of $15.99 USD]. The new release also includes new content, such as a map guide, a character guide, and more blood-drinker races, it has a new layout, and it received a bit of a brush-up.
The winners of a book of their choosing are:
*Yayyyyyyyy – in the manner of Kermit the Frog*
Congrats to our winners!!! And there will be plenty more contests and chances to win later!
Free Giveaway 1, in honor of HPPD
We have winners! Heather and I tonight drew three lucky winners who will receive one signed book from our series, but each winner gets to choose which book she or he wins, whether it is Morrigan’s Brood, Crone of War, or Dark Alliance. As before, we will gladly cover the shipping for the prizes. Now, can anyone guess as to the identities of the winners? No? Alright… I shall write them. The winners of our free giveaway in honor of HPPD are:
It seems Heather or I (Chris) need to write one of these “where are we now?” types of blog entries because we just aren’t avid bloggers. There… I said it. It’s not that we are lazy, yet you have noticed my use of contractions… I am Mr. Anti-Contraction, if you ask Heather, as I selectively edit out some contractions ;-). So no… we haven’t been lazy… just really really busy and focused. I am taking a break from burning my candle at both ends to at least provide some awareness as to where we are with this book three… Dark Alliance… coming out in September, as well as other stuff. Well, here it goes:
The contest timeframe for entering is over, and we have drawn the winners. As before, we combined entrants who stopped by our booth at ApolloCon and entrants who responded to our blog or Facebook announcements. Without further ado, here are the winners:
Wow… lots of stuff going on right now. First, ApolloCon starts today and goes through Sunday. We will be there, so stop by. For more information about ApolloCon, click here.
In honor of ApolloCon, Heather and I will be giving away two ARCs of Dark Alliance, Morrigan’s Brood Book III. For those unaware, ARC stands for Advanced Read Copy. These are pre-released books sent out to reviewers. The ARCs have not yet been copyedited or proofread. Still, winners will get a sneak peak at the new novel, which will be released September 1. If you win and you don’t already have Morrigan’s Brood or Crone of War, Morrigan’s Brood Book II, well, we will throw those in as well. All books will be signed by us, the authors.
Well, I (Chris) have been working behind the scenes getting ready to release eBooks for both Morrigan’s Brood and Morrigan’s Brood: Crone of War. I am in the process of acquiring eBook publishing software, and I have been setting up accounts with various eBook distributors, such as PubIT (B&N), Kindle (Amazon), Sony, iTunes, Smashwords, and Goodreads, to name a few. We have also acquired a bundle of ISBNs, so hopefully the file conversion process doesn’t take me too long. I have already converted Morrigan’s Brood to HTML, so eBook shouldn’t be far off. Perhaps in a week or two, both books will be available in your favorite eBook format.
And the winners of signed copies of Morrigan’s Brood and Morrigan’s Brood: Crone of War are:
No, not yet, so there is still time to enter. If you have not entered already, send an email to Christopher Dunbar. What might you win if you enter? One set of three of Morrigan’s Brood and Morrigan’s Brood: Crone of War, signed by the authors. How much does it cost? The effort to send us an email. How long do you have? Oh, a few more hours… let’s say 9:00 PM CDT, so a little over 5 hours. I will write new contestants names onto tickets and the place those tickets with the ones filled out at Comicpalooza. I will announce the winners on this blog after the drawing tonight, and then I will attempt to contact winners starting tomorrow.
Our latest contest is over, and we now have three winners to announce. Their names are:
- Jonathan Nagel
- Cindy Tibbitts
- Matt Lucas
Oops! We forgot to do the drawing Monday night. Well, it wasn’t so much that we forgot, both Heather and I (Christopher) had massive headaches after a very busy day, so we just didn’t remember to do the drawing… um, isn’t that forgetting? D’oh! OK, so no hate mail please… we will do the drawing tonight, after Heather comes home. She even sent me an email reminder that says, “contest”. We will announce the results on this blog tonight, and then will I contact winners with email addresses tonight and winners with phone numbers by tomorrow evening. Promise! (Barring unforeseen calamities.)
Morrigan’s Brood: Madness
Welcome fans and friends, new and old! We just got back from the Houston Indie Book Festival, and boy are we tired. All day in the humid, sweltering heat became quite taxing. Still, we met many new friends, and we bumped into a few old friends there as well. If you visited us at the Houston Indie Book Festival, AggieCon42 (which we were at last weekend) or some other event, please feel free to say hi in the comments below. I (Christopher) have some pretty cool news to tell, so be prepared for some good reading.
Last year / last month / a few weeks ago, we had announced that we had a few oopses from our printer, that is books which have cover blemishes, rendering them unable to be sold; of course the paper inside is in good condition. Previously, we had offered those books for free if you paid for shipping. We had a few interested parties, so we have shipped out some of those books, but we still have two sets of Morrigan’s Brood and Morrigan’s Brood: Crone of War with cover blemishes, and all four books are just resting on my (Christopher) bookshelf behind me, waiting for new homes.
Sometimes the printer sends us uh-oh’s. However, these uh-oh’s are uh-oh’s on the cover. Most of the time the text is off on the spine. However, everything between the covers is perfect!
So in honor of these uh-oh’s… we’re giving away the uh-oh’s. Okay, they’re not absolutely free, you have to pay for the shipping. However, Chris and I (Heather) will sign ’em and send ’em anywhere!
2 of Morrigan’s Brood
3 of Morrigan’s Brood: Crone of War
If you’re interested let us know by contacting us at email@example.com or via facebook (where we’ll post this).
Our latest Goodreads giveaway contest is over, and we have three winners. All three winners will each receive a copy of Morrigan’s Brood and a copy of Morrigan’s Brood: Crone of War, both signed by the authors, as well as some bookmarks. Winners are encouraged, though not required, to rate these books after reading them and to write reviews on Goodreads. The contest was open to readers in the US, Ireland, the UK, Canada, and the Isle of Man. 692 Goodreaders registered for the contest. Now for the winners…
Heather and I (Christopher) would like to congratulate Kulsuma Begum for winning the Morrigan’s Brood giveaway contest on Paranormal Haven! Kulsuma will receive signed copies of Morrigan’s Brood and Morrigan’s Brood: Crone of War as well as a few bookmarks. We would especially like to thank Stephanie and Athenna for their reviews, for the interview, and for hosting the contest. Please visit their site and see what they have to offer readers of paranormal and supernatural works!
Of course, there is still an opportunity to win free copies of our works. Check out our Goodreads free giveaway contest below:
Hey friends and fans of Triscelle Publishing, home of the Morrigan’s Brood Series! Guess what? (Well, if you read our last blog post, this is no surprise.) Heather and Chris were interviewed for Paranormal Haven! Not only did they interview us, they are also hosting a contest. If you want to read our interview and / or enter the contest, please click here.
I wish to apologize to our readers for delaying the continuation of our About Our Cats thread – I have spent much time preparing for Halloween, looking at alternatives to Lulu for print-on-demand printing, and doing other stuff, though perhaps laziness was also a factor. I will continue soon with the story of Ophelia. But now back to business and the news of the week…
Heather and I (Christopher) will be interviewed in a guest blog post on Paranormal Haven. Cool! Well, OK, for us cool… our first interview, but it was fun, and we hope our friends and fans will find it entertaining as well as informative.