Mary Gramlich, The Reading Reviewer, is part of my romance Ohana. I met her at the Romantic Times' Booklovers' Convention in Daytona/2006 - we chatted as we waited for the book fair to open. This was my first book fair. I was overwhelmed. Even a little shy (I know a few of you are laughing now).
Mary and her convention roommate, Sandy, were kind enough to show me the ropes. They informed me of the free books in the goodie room (I had missed that announcement in the program). The following year, we shared a room at RT in Houston/2007 and found ourselves experiencing "I Love Lucy" moments (see my blog on August 19 - Double Header ARC Giveaway with Jill Shalvis and Annie Solomon).
Back then, I was still "new" to romance. I enjoyed reading historicals but knew little about paranormals. But Mary and Sandy were paranormal fans and "glowed" over historical - turned - paranormal author Kresley Cole and her Immortals After Dark (IAD) series.
Mary and Sandy are not the only romance readers to glow about Kresley and IAD. Last week, Sarah from Smart Bitches posted information about Simon and Schuster's contest for a telephone call with Kresley:
The winner of the contest also receives two autographed books. But we can do one better here at SOS.
Mary has kindly donated the author's ARC of Demon From The Dark that she received from Kresley.
Mary posted her review on her website, http://www.marygramlich.com/Paranormal.html
Let's learn a little bit about this award winning, best selling author. From Kresley's website, http://www.kresleycole.com/,
"Before becoming a writer, Kresley Cole was a world-ranked athlete and Master's grad. Since her first novel was published in 2003, she has sold a total of fifteen books and two novellas in two different subgenres, and has seen her releases translated into sixteen foreign languages.
Cole followed her highly acclaimed Sutherland Series historicals with the bestselling MacCarrick Brothers Series, a trilogy of Highlander historical romances, as well as the continuing Immortals After Dark Series, a two-time RITA® award-winning paranormal romance collection, all with Pocket Books.
In January 2009, Cole became a #1 New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller with her sixth IAD installment, Kiss of a Demon King.
She lives in Florida with her husband and far, far too many dogs."
Kresley writes about Ohana in her books. And she has an extended Ohana with furry friends.
I like her already!
So let's giveaway the author's ARC to one lucky commenter:
1. Leave a comment about your extended Ohana, book fairs, Romantic Times, and/or Kresley Cole.
2. Go to Mary's website and look for the contest word under Support Our Soldiers, http://www.marygramlich.com/Support-Our-Soldiers.html
3. Send the contest word and your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org. All commenters who send me their address will receive a special paranormal treat.
The ARC giveaway is only open to US residents (or APO addresses) due to mailing costs. However, I will mail a special paranormal treat to any international readers who sends me their addresses.
Have a great weekend!
Kim in Hawaii