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Winner of THE BOOK STOPS HERE

Thank you to everyone who helped me celebrate the launch of my new website design at www.katecarlisle.com. The winner of an autographed copy of THE BOOK STOPS HERE was Deb! Which Deb? The one who said this:

Deb's comment

Deb, please send your mailing address to me at kate (at) katecarlisle (dot) com no later than July 30 to claim your prize.

Launch Party and Giveaway… KateCarlisle.com


Here in the Lair, launch parties are usually for book releases, but today we’re celebrating the launch of my fabulous new website design! And to add to the party atmosphere, I’m giving away an autographed copy of THE BOOK STOPS HERE.

Whoop! Whoop!

An author’s website is a Very Big Deal. www.KateCarlisle.com is my home on the web. It must accurately represent me and my books. Every word, every image, every color sends a message to readers, whether they realize it or not. And so my goal is to make sure that the message is true, that the expectation my website sets is the expectation that will be fulfilled when a reader tries one of my books for the first time.


It was complicated before because I write both mystery and romance, but now it’s even mooore complicated because with November’s release of A HIGH-END FINISH, I’ll have two ongoing mystery series… plus, we can’t forget about my romances! I will always have a deep and abiding love for romance!

Before, on my mystery site, I could tell my webmaster to give it a bookish look, to represent the Bibliophile Mysteries and Brooklyn Wainwright’s profession as a bookbinder. But now I need the website to also represent the Fixer-Upper Mysteries. Shannon Hammer restores Victorian houses in her hometown, Lighthouse Cove. Two different heroines. Two different settings—one a city, one a small town. Two different occupations.

One overwhelmed writer!

I have a wonderful web designer, Xuni Designs, who specializes in author websites. Maddee and Jen have become masters at helping authors define what they want. With a detailed questionnaire and thorough instructions about gathering images, they helped me identify the tone and the substance that I wanted my website to convey. Smart, funny mysteries about a bookbinder. Smart, funny mysteries about a home renovation expert.

Without further ado, I invite (implore) you to visit www.KateCarlisle.com right now.

Kate Carlisle with thank you card

To enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of THE BOOK STOPS HERE, respond to this in a comment below:

Name one thing on my website, www.katecarlisle.com, that gives you the impression of either “Smart” or “Funny.” Let’s make a game of this—try to avoid repeating what someone else has already said. While you’re there, be sure to enter my super fabulous Road Trip Giveaway in the Secret Room!

Whisky Laird Booty

1BanditBootyThanks so much for celebrating my release of THE WHISKY LAIRD’S BED.  The winners of a free download are:

Amy Conley and KimUntitled-3

Congratulations!

I’ll need an email address to send the download, so if you could visit me at www.DonnaMacMeans.com and send your info, I’ll send the Whisky Laird right back at you :)

Thanks everyone for playing along with me.

Super Prizes!

1BanditBootyThanks to everyone who turned up for Kris Fletcher’s and my launch party! We had a blast!

The hockey hunks have chosen the prize winners!

The grand prize goes to:

Carol Cork!

The Runners Up prize goes to:

Becke!

Please send us your snail mail details to anna at annasugden dot com and we’ll forward your prizes to you.

A Very British Winner!

1BanditBootyThanks to everyone who swung by to wish my British edition of A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS well on its travels. And wow, I want to have afternoon tea with all of you! I’m delighted now to announce the winner of the personalized edition of Rake:

JESSICA SMITH!

Congratulations, Jessica. Please email me on anna @ annacampbell.info with your snail mail details and I’ll get your book off to you. Happy reading!

A Very British New Release!

rake UKWell, shiver me timbers!

Except that well bred young British gels don’t say such things.

Unless they’re celebrating a new release in the United Kingdom. My second Sons of Sin book, A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS, is out from Mills and Boon there this month.

I thought I’d celebrate in a truly British way with a wonderful afternoon tea! Not to mention giving a Bandita buddy the chance to win one of these lovely green monsters.

There’s a lovely new blurb too:

‘I’ll soften her up with a bit of flirtation, a few weeks of masculine attention, then leave her with a smile and the jewel in my pocket.’

Me and cookiesTired of rumours of his mother’s sin, of being the Harmsworth bastard, indolent rake Sir Richard Harmsworth decides to hunt down the jewel that will confirm his claim as the rightful heir. But the quest isn’t as easy as he expects…

The Harmsworth Jewel’s custodian is scholarly virgin Genevieve Barrett and the treasure is coveted by others as well as Sir Richard. Genevieve won’t part with the jewel easily – his only option is to seduce it from her.

Frustratingly, deceiving the innocent beauty is much tougher on his conscience than he ever imagined…

sliceIf you’re in the U.K., you can buy this gorgeous emerald beauty at all good booksellers, including:

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rakes-Midnight-Mills-Special-Releases-ebook/dp/B00JXN2TOA/ref=pd_sim_kinc_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=0P8V7W62BQ643QQPC43R

The Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Rakes-Midnight-Kiss-Anna-Campbell/9780263246537

lizzie's chinaW.H. Smith: http://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/a-rakes-midnight-kiss-mills-and-boon-special-releases-new-edition/product/9780263246537

 Waterstone’s: http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/anna+campbell/a+rake27s+midnight+kiss/10428805/

You can read an excerpt here: http://annacampbell.info/rakeskiss.html

mum's chinaI hope you’ve noticed that I’ve baked and got out the good china for your visit! Only the best for my Banditas and Bandita Buddies. The white and gold set was my mother’s Royal Doulton. It’s a pattern called Richelieu and I love it to death (despite its complete lack of suitability for a dishwasher!). The blue and gold set was a present to me from my godfather who used to work for Doulton back in the early 1960s. Isn’t it spectacular? My mother was crazy about good English china and she passed the obsession on to me. These two sets are both very cherished possessions!

BanditBootySo let’s launch this green baby with a lovely English afternoon tea. What are your preferred afternoon tea treats? Share your fave sweet morsels and you’ll be in the draw to receive the U.K. edition of A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS (hmm, that sounds like a sweet morsel too!), international!  

Stefanie London’s Winner!

1BanditBootyThank you so much for the lovely warm welcome you gave debut Aussie author Stefanie London yesterday. We wish her all the best with her first book ONLY THE BRAVE TRY BALLET.

The winner of the signed copy of OTBTB is:

LOUISA CORNELL!

Congratulations, Louisa. Please email Stef on stefanie @ stefanie-london.com(no spaces) with your snail mail details and she’ll get your book off to you. Happy reading!

 

Sarah Morgan’s Winner!

1BanditBootyThanks to everyone who swung by last week when I hosted Sarah Morgan who was here to talk about her wonderful new release SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER. I read it while I was away in Melbourne and it’s brilliant so rush to your nearest bookseller!

I’m now delighted to announce the winner of the signed print copy of SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER:

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Sandy, congratulations! Please email Sarah on sarah @ sarahmorgan.com (no spaces) with your snail mail details and she’ll get your book off to you. Happy reading!

Winners of A Perfect Trade Quick Five!

1BanditBootySorry for the delay in announcing the winners – I’ve been deep in the writing cave trying to finish off Ike and Tracy’s story! And they’re not behaving!

So, without further ado …

My favourite trade was Mary Preston offering up her son and her favourite handbag! Congratulations, Mary!

The runner up was selected by the cats from the other answers … Congratulations to Debbie Oxier!

Ladies, please send your snail mail details to me at anna at annasugden dot com, so I can post your prizes out to you!

Winner of Foanna’s ARC!

1BanditBootyThanks to everyone who swung by yesterday to discuss dukes! I’m delighted to announce that the winner of the signed ARC of WHAT A DUKE DARES is:

ANITA H.!

Anita, please email me on anna @ annacampbell.info with your snail mail details and I’ll get your book off to you ASAP. Congratulations!

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