Thursday, July 17, 2014

Spencer Hill Press Package

I'm happy to have joined the Spencer Hill Press family with my forthcoming book, and to help welcome me (and my causes) into the fold, SHP has stepped up with a prize package, including:

Signed bookmarks for The Other Tree by DK Mok
Print copy of Siren's Song and swag by Heather McCollum
2-chapter critique by editor Vikki Ciaffone
(3) current SHP books+items from Etsy shops by Kelly Hager
Signed first editions of Finn Finnegan and Gideon's Spear by Darby Karchut
Signed copies of Copper Girl and Copper Ravens by Jennifer Allis Provost
(continue reading for more)

Signed bookmarks for The Other Tree by DK Mok, sent from Australia!

Print copy of Siren's Song by Heather McCollum, plus swag!

Jule Welsh can sing. She enthralls people with her bel canto voice. But it takes more than practice to reach her level of exquisite song; it takes siren’s blood running through her veins. Jule is starting her senior year at Cougar Creek High when her relatively normal world begins to resemble a roller coaster flying through a carnival scare house. Her mother is diagnosed as insane and committed, a psycho-stalker is snapping pictures of her to put into his homemade Jule-shrine, her voice is suddenly putting people into comatose trances, oh and the gorgeous new guy in town, Luke Whitmore, is interested in her . . . but also wants to kill her.

A 2-chapter critique from Editor Vikki Ciaffone 

Vikki Ciaffone (Editor-in-Chief of Spence City, Editor of Perfection, Breaking Glass, Untouched, and Obsidian Pebble, Co-Editor of Finn Finnegan, Gideon's Spear, Awoken, Children of the Veil, Siren Song, The Kelpie, and Blood Bound) has been editing spec-fic for years. She originally joined Spencer Hill as an UnCONtributor.

(Angelica adds: "This is how my book caught Spencer Hilll's notice--I won a critique from Vikki through a fundraising auction. No guarantees that your critique will lead to an offer, but who knows!")

Your pick of 3 current Spencer Hill Press titles on Kindle!

See the entire catalog here.

A choice of one item from A Burning Bush Creation, like this Literary Flower Hair Accessory/Brooch:

A choice of one item from Monkeyland Originals, which has tons of great jewelry like this necklace:

Signed copies of Finn Finnegan and Gideon's Spear by Darby Karchut

Finn (not bleedin' Finnegan) MacCullen is eager to begin his apprenticeship. He soon discovers the ups and downs of hunting monsters in a suburban neighborhood under the demanding tutelage of the Knight, Gideon Lir. Both master and apprentice are descendants of the Tuatha De Danaan, a magical race of warriors from Ireland. Scattered long ago to the four corners of the world, the De Danaan wage a two thousand year old clandestine battle with their ancient enemy, the Amandán, a breed of goblin-like creatures.

Now with the beasts concentrating their attacks on Finn, he and his master must race to locate the lost Spear of the Tuatha De Danaan, the only weapon that can destroy the Amandán, all the while hiding his true identity from his new friends, Rafe and Savannah, twins whose South African roots may hold a key to Finn's survival.

Armed with a bronze dagger, some ancient Celtic magic, and a hair-trigger temper, Finn is about to show his enemies the true meaning of "fighting Irish."

The Sequel to Finn Finnegan

For Finn MacCullen, it's time to Irish up. With a shout, Finn held the spear aloft. "Come along, ye manky beasties," he yelled, throwing every bit of Gideon-ness he could into his voice. "I've a wee point to share with ye!" Gripping the end of the shaft in both hands, he swung it around and around over his head, creating a whistling sound. "Faugh a ballagh!" "The Spear!" Goblin voices screeched in panic. "The Spear of the Tuatha De Danaan!"

"Yeah, you got that right!" Finn yelled back.

When a power-crazed sorceress and the neighborhood pack of beast-like goblins team up and threaten both his master and his friends, thirteen-year-old Finn (not Finnegan) MacCullen does the only thing an apprentice monster hunter can do: he takes the fight to the enemy. And woe to the foe he meets along the way.

Any 8x10 or 8x12 print from Angelica R. Jackson's photography

Since I don't have swag from my book (Crow's Rest) yet, I'm offering up a print from my photo galleries. Your choice of any photo on the site, though I particularly recommend checking out the gallery for Preston Castle, the real-life haunted castle which inspired the setting for Crow's Rest! This is one of my favorites:

Signed copies of Copper Girl and Copper Ravens by Jennifer Allis Provost

Sara had always been careful.
She never spoke of magic, never associated with those suspected of handling magic, never thought of magic, and never, ever, let anyone see her mark. After all, the last thing she wanted was to end up missing, like her father and brother.
Then, a silver elf pushed his way into Sara's dream, and her life became anything but ordinary.

Sara should be happy.

She has what every girl wants: a man who loves her, a beautiful home, and wealth beyond imagining. She rescued her brother from the Peacekeepers, destroyed the Iron Queen, and doesn’t have to go to her boring job any more.

And yet… Sara still doesn’t know if her father is alive or dead. Her mother hides in the garden, brooding about her missing husband. Her sister, the Inheritor of Metal, is scared of her own shadow, and her brother spends his days fighting and gambling. To add to Sara’s misery, the new queen (gold, of course) is more than a bit crazy, she misses her life in the Mundane world, and, worst of all, Micah wants to have children. A lot of them.

As Sara wavers between happiness and homesickness, a conspiracy emerges against the Raven clan, implicating them in a plot to dethrone the Gold Queen. How can Sara prove her family’s innocence, and become the consort Micah needs her to be, without losing herself in the process?

This item will close on July 18, 2014, at 10:00 PM EST. Any bids placed after that time stamp will not be honored. Once the auction closes and payment from the highest bidder is confirmed, a request for a mailing address will be sent to the winner. Shipping will be to U.S. addresses only. We will also need an email address for delivery of the electronic items and critique info.


kimcjohnson said...

$50. Kimcjohnson at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

$100 linkees at gmail dot com

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Congratulations, Linkees, you had the winning bid! Please watch for an email from Pens for Paws.

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