#Outlander @Twitter Party – Updates

Outlander Premier based on Diana Gabaldon's internationally bestselling novelsExciting Outlander News!

I’m REALLY excited to announce that Diana Gabaldon’s assistant has contacted me to set up an interview for PNR Radio! SQUEEEEEEE!!!! With that being said, in my previous post I said I was going to giveaway the Outlander poster my husband and I were able to secure. HOWEVER, I’ve put in a request to see if I can send it to Ms. Gabaldon in hopes that she’ll sign the poster and then forward it on to the winner!!! As busy as she and her assistant are, I’m sure it will take a little bit for them to get back to me, so I can’t promise the poster giveaway for the weekend until I hear back from her. Cross your fingers we have a thumbs-up for this request. I’m sure you’d all rather have HER sign the poster instead of me! LOL And I don’t blame you! ONE DAY my novels will be made into a TV show or movies and THEN I can sign movie posters! Mwahahaha! My ultimate plan for conquering the world!!! I don’t know about you, but I’m all for HOT SCOTS dominating the world. *Arial swoons* What I hope to do is AS SOON AS I learn whether or not Ms. Gabaldon will be able to sign the poster is create a contest entry on the PNR Radio website, where we usually have all our other giveaways, which is at http://pnrradio.com/contest. The duration of the contest will be from the moment I know, through the week when we air her interview (TBD). I won’t know what other giveaways Ms. Gabaldon will have during her interview, if any, so that contest entry point will be updated as I learn more. (And for those of you who might now know, I’m the host of PNR Radio, so be sure to subscribe for free for our weekly giveaways and interviews with your favorite authors and celebrities of Entertainment that Goes Bump in the Night! Listen now on iTunes or Stitcher!)

Event Time Update – 6pm PT/8pm CT/9pm ET

To make things a little more consistent across the board for the whole US, we’ll be doing our Twitter party starting at 9pm ET. Since the show doesn’t air on the West Coast until 9pm PT, I’m going to be watching it ON DEMAND right from the Starz Outlander official website. Didn’t know you could do that?? YEP! You could even watch it TODAY, RIGHT NOW! Just go to http://www.starz.com/originals/outlander and click on the button that says, “Watch Episode”. So no matter where you are in the world, you can watch it at the same time we are and participate in the twitter about HOT SCOTS! Jamie…YUMMMM! We will still be having giveaways during the show this Saturday and will be taking entries until Sunday 5pm PT, so keep using #ScottishShifters to be included in the drawings. The more you use that hashtag in relations to our conversations and the event, the more chances you’ll have to win! Bestselling authors will be giving away books, gift cards and merchandise related to our books, so you definitely want to BE ONLINE DURING OUR PARTY! Just login to Twitter during the show (times above) and watch for the hashtag. You can use TweetDeck or Hootsuite to set up a column for #ScottishShifters and see a live feed of the comments using that hashtag.

Midnight Hunt - Book 3 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire ChroniclesWhy Are We Doing This Party?

Earlier this year, a group of us authors decided to team up to share our love of Scottish Shifters by coordinating a boxed set. Then we heard about Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series being made into a television show AND airing this year around the same time we were launching our boxed set. We thought, “What a great way to celebrate our love of HOT SCOTS and magical stories than during the premier of the one book that started it all?” So during the show, ye’ll get to learn about our new boxed set and chat wit’ the bestselling authors that be participatin’. Ye dinna wanna miss this spectacular event, lads and lasses! (Okay…I’ll stop.) My novel Midnight Hunt will be included in the set, so for those of you who haven’t had the chance to pick up your copy, this is a GREAT opportunity as you’ll also be getting over a dozen stories for 99 cents! If you have any questions about what’s happening, just leave me a comment below. Happy Tweeting and good luck on the drawings!!! That’s my two pence… Arial :D

#Outlander #Giveaway & @Twitter Party!

Outlander Premier based on Diana Gabaldon's internationally bestselling novelsWoo hoo!!!! The day is here! This Saturday (8/9 at 9pm) is the premier day for the Starz TV show, Outlander! I believe it will be 9pm PT and 8pm CT/9pm ET, but check the website and your local listings for information.

Join Us for a PAR-TAY!!!

As I announced back in June, there are a number of FABULOUS authors I am joining in a Scottish Shifter Boxed Set, which will include a bunch of hot Scottish Shifter novels and novellas, of which Midnight Hunt is included. Here’s the author line-up you DO NOT want to miss AND you can start following everyone right here, right now! Just click on those follow buttons!!

If the above buttons are not working, at least the links should, so hop on over to Twitter and follow those amazing authors!!

 Giveaways

Not sure what the other authors are giving away yet, but I know I’ll be passing out the following to all those who participate using the following hashtag: #ScottishShifters

  • Five $5 Amazon or iTunes gift cards to five winners randomly chosen from the Tweets using our hashtag
  • The TV poster for Outlander (see pictured above) – My husband works at Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio that produced it, and we were able to snag a very hard-to-get poster. Not just your average, magazine paper poster. HIGH QUALITY poster paper. I will be signing the back with my thanks. This will go to ONE winner

Midnight Hunt - Book 3 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire ChroniclesRT any of our Tweets (which should have the #ScottishShifters hashtag) and/or participate in the conversations using the #ScottishShifters hashtag, and you’ll be entered into the drawings. The more times you Tweet using that hashtag, the more chances you’ll have to win. To get you started, you can use the Click To Tweet links below. All tweets done between now and Saturday, August 9, 2014 until the premier episode airing for the West Coast will qualify for the drawing. Winners will be announced during the show AND the TV Show Poster winner will be announced after the show is over. You will be mentioned on Twitter as the winner of the applicable prize and must claim your prize no later than Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 5pm PT OR a new winner(s) will be chosen with a new deadline to respond posted with the new winner announcement on Twitter.

Click to Tweet Links

  • Twitter Party for @Outlander_Starz premier by @Writer_DG. Use #ScottishShifters to enter #giveaways. Click 4details —> http://ow.ly/zWdsw - Click to Tweet
  • #MenInKilts & #ScottishShifters! Join our Twitter party 8/9 for #Outlander premier! Click for info —> http://www.arialburnz.com/?p=3021 - Click to Tweet
  • @Writer_DG #Outlander books made into a TV show! Join us & use #ScottishShifters to #win. Click –> http://ow.ly/zWdsw @Outlander_Starz – Click to Tweet

More Giveaways to Come!

I’ll be making more announcements for upcoming events related to the release of the Scottish Shifter Boxed Set. TENTATIVE RELEASE DATE: September 17, 2014. Here is a reminder of the upcoming events:

  • September 17 – Release Day giveaway
  • Date TBD - Each author is having a giveaway on their Facebook Page – that’s up to 12 FB parties with giveaways!
  • Date TBD – ARC (advance release copy) sign-up for the boxed set
  • Date TBD – Cover reveal and pre-release giveaway
  • Date TBD - Post Release Day giveaway (for when the set goes live on iTunes & Nook)
  • Possibly more! (We’re still making plans)

Let me know if you have any questions!

That’s my two pence…

Arial ;)

#Giveaways – Reader Event on Facebook

Wanna get in on a bunch of books, swag and a lot of fun?? Join the 3000 Member Bash Celebration for the Authors & Books & Readers Facebook Group. Here’s the line-up (note the various time zones):

I will be giving away $10 Amazon/B&N/iTunes gift card (winner’s choice) and Books 1-3 of my series in eBooks to one winner. Two winners will get Books 1-3 of my series in eBook format. Have fun!! I’ll see you there!! Arial :D

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#POLL – Passionate Bites Needs a Cover

Passionate Bites Cover Showdown

COVER SHOWDOWN: Click the banner to Vote for the Cover of Passionate Bites

I’m very proud to say I am participating in ANOTHER boxed set this year! We’re calling it Passionate Bites: Hot Tales of Vampire Romance. Midnight Captive will be featured in this set along with some amazing authors you do not want to miss!! As you can see from the boxed set image, I’m honored to be among these amazing authors (in alphabetical order), with whom I’m fast becoming friends…

So, the above banner has the images very briefly. I’m going to picture them here and you can click on them to see a larger version. PLEASE NOTE: the watermarks will not be on the final images when we publish the book. These are just mock-ups.   SharpTeethCover06 PASSIONATE_BITES_Cover_2nd_REVISION SharpTeethCover05

 CLICK HERE TO VOTE ON FACEBOOK
CLICK HERE TO VOTE ON GOODREADS

We have the poll on Facebook, so please be sure to visit the page and participate in the poll! And leave any comments about what you like or don’t like about the covers. Your input is important!! Thank you!!

VIP Club Exclusive Giveaway!

Okay, my lovelies!!! It’s time for an exclusive VIP Club giveaway! I’m at 956 likes on my Facebook Page and I would love to see that reach 1000. So I’m having a sale on Midnight Hunt (eBook) for 99 cents AND I’m having a giveaway!!

Midnight Hunt - Book 3 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire ChroniclesMidnight Hunt Sale

In partnership with the Wolf Pack Reader’s Group on Facebook, I’m dropping the price of Midnight Hunt (eBook) to 99 cents from July 7th to July 13th, 2014. I’ll be posting links on my Facebook page for the sale. Support Indie authors and buy direct whenever you can. The sale will be on my website, too, and you can use Amazon Payments to purchase. Anyone who buys through my website will automatically become a VIP Club member, and thereby entered into this giveaway and future VIP exclusive giveaways! Oh, and while you’re at it, if you LOVE shifter romances, then you MUST join the Wolf Pack Reader’s Group. <— Click here to visit their group and join! They are 1,758 members and growing!!!

Giveaway

Books 1-3 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles – signed trade paperback copies AND a $25 gift card for either Amazon, B&N or iTunes (winner’s choice).

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How to Participate

  1. You  must be a VIP Club member in order to qualify for the drawing, so if you’re not a member yet, CLICK HERE to join. It’s FREE! And if you’d like to know about the benefits of becoming a member, click here.
  2. To increase your chances of winning, visit this Facebook link and SHARE the post, encouraging people to like my FB page. FB shows everyone who shares the post, so each of those names will be cross referenced against my VIP Club list and given another chance to win.
  3. You can also Click to Tweet and earn even more chances to win. Be sure to mention me in any other tweets that encourage people to like my FB page, as those will all count toward entries. You can use these Click to Tweets daily for extra entries. You’ll get an entry for each tweet.
    • Like HOT Scottish #Vampires? Then LIKE @ArialBurnz Facebook page here: http://ctt.ec/3a81S+ #giveaways #freebies – Click to Tweet
    • Plz RT: #Vampire & #Giftcard #Giveaway at @ArialBurnz FB page! LIKE & SHARE for a chance 2 win $25 http://ctt.ec/sdMh3+ – Click to Tweet
    • #Win a $25 gift card at @ArialBurnz Facebook Page. Click link to LIKE & participate: http://ctt.ec/UnxU2+ – Click to Tweet
    • Fangs in kilts! Click –> http://ctt.ec/jLmg3+ to LIKE @ArialBurnz FB page & #win a $25 #giftcard #vampires – Click to Tweet

When Will the Drawing Happen?

The goal is to get my FB page to 1000 likes, so as soon as my page hits that number, I’ll conduct the drawing. The more you spread the word, the faster the numbers will climb and the sooner I can do the drawing.

Let me know if you have any questions by leaving comments below.

Thanks!!

Arial :D

 

Outlander, Shifter Boxed Set and Giveaways!

Outlander Premier based on Diana Gabaldon's internationally bestselling novelsSQUEEEEEEEE! Diana Gabaldon’s series Outlander is coming to STARZ television August 9th, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT!!! HitFix.com talked about the premier and shared the poster (left).

Is anyone else excited about this????

For those of you who might not know about this internationally bestselling series, I’ll share the STARZ summary for Season 1:

“Outlander” follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish Warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

The “Outlander” series, adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history and adventure into one epic tale.

Midnight Hunt - Book 3 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire ChroniclesMs. Gabaldon has been considered the Mother of Paranormal Romance and she was definitely setting trends with cross-genre fiction.

Shifter Boxed Set & Giveaways

Of course, as all my readers know, I’m a HUGE fan of hot Scottish men, so this is not only on my list of MUST SEES, but I’m teaming up with a bunch of my author friends (list to be released later) to include my novel, Midnight Hunt, in a boxed set that will feature other outstanding bestselling authors. The set will be a collection of HOT shifters and Scottish themes…and being released at 99¢!!! AND there will be a SLEW of giveaways featuring the boxed set. Here is a sneak peek of the events coming this late summer…

  • Each author is having a giveaway on their Facebook Page – that’s up to 12 FB parties!
  • ARC (advance release copy) sign-up
  • Cover reveal and pre-release giveaway
  • Release Day giveaway
  • Live Twitter parties during the show!
  • Post Release Day giveaway (for when the set goes live on iTunes & Nook)
  • Possibly more! (We’re still making plans)

I’ll make an announcement via my newsletter, so if you’re not signed up for my VIP Club, do so now! Some drawings will be exclusive to my VIP Club members. Join now!

So, who has read Outlander and what was your favorite part about the books or characters? If you didn’t read them, so you have any questions? Share your Outlander tales!

That’s my two pence…

Arial ;)

Amazon Payments Now Available

You Can Use Amazon Payments to Purchase Items on My Site!

I am REALLY excited to announce that I’ve just implemented Amazon Payments on my website. What does this mean for my customers? It means if you already have an Amazon account, you can sign in through that to complete transactions…right on my website. The best part about this is you don’t have to enter your address or payment information and go through the whole registration process on my site. There’s no extra forms to fill out. You just login, verify info, and pay. :D

However, WooCommerce (my shopping cart) is integrated with Amazon so you will automatically be registered on my website, which is how you can claim your freebies!! You can still use your VIP Coupons and access your goodies! WOOT! Or shall I say WOO!!

I just used the shopping cart and I can’t believe how EASY it was!!! *Arial does the Snoopy dance* So here’s how it works…

  1. Just add something to your shopping cart – eBooks or print books or whatever I have on my site for purchase.
  2. When you’re done shopping, go to your shopping cart (“Cart” menu item at the top)
  3. As an option in your cart, you can choose “Pay with Amazon”!!!
    Amazon Payments
  4. That should open a pop-up window for you to enter your Amazon account information. Note the address bar in popup window.
    Amazon Payments
  5. After you login to your account, you’ll get to verify your shipping information and also your payment method, nice and pretty as you please!
    Amazon Payments
  6. You’ll also see your shopping cart items at the bottom of this page. Just click on the Checkout button and you’re all set!

Voila! No information to fill out. Just sign in through Amazon and you’re all set to go. It’s as easy as shopping on Amazon! You will then receive a confirmation e-mail from my website, with a download link if you purchased eBooks, and an e-mail from Amazon stating you sent “Arial Burnz” a payment. I LOVE IT!!

PayPal is still an option for customers who’d like to use their PayPal account. Just click the “Proceed to Checkout” button instead of the “Pay with Amazon” button.

That’s my two pence…

Arial ;)

Twitter Interview with @SezoniWhitfield at #WritersKaboodle

Writer's Kaboodle - Arial Burnz Twitter InterviewPlease Click to Tweet and help spread the word! Woot!! I’m excited that I’m venturing into a whole new territory for myself: a LIVE Twitter interview! And my readers can participate!

Here’s what’s happening, so SAVE THE DATE:

  • Date: March 20, 2014 (tomorrow)
  • Time: 3:00-3:30pm PST
  • Where: Twitter.com
  • How: Use hashtag #WritersKaboodle to participate

For those of you who might not know how to follow a conversation on Twitter using a hashtag, click here for instructions. If you use Hootsuite or TweetDeck, examples of third-party applications that make using Twitter easier, you can follow the conversation by using #WritersKaboodle. If you want to participate in the conversation, just be sure to use that hashtag whenever you make a comment or ask a question. That way, I can see your questions/comments and respond.

If you’re completely lost on how to do this…no praaahhhhblem!!! Just leave me a comment here and I can help! I would love to see you at the interview.

That’s my two pence…

Arial ;)

 

PNR Radio is ON THE AIR with #Giveaways!

PNR Radio - Giveaways, Celebrities & NewsI’m excited to announce that TODAY IS THE DAY! PNR Radio – The ParaNormal Report – is officially launched! Wooo hooo! We have tons of giveaways, so be sure to go to iTunes to subscribe!

What is PNR Radio?

I’ve partnered with ILoveVampireNovels.com to create a paranormal podcast that features authors and celebrities in the paranormal genre with related giveaways. This is not about ghost hunting or demon possession cases or UFO sightings. We exclusively feature books, movies and TV shows of the paranormal genre. So far, we’ve had the following amazing people on our show:

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Giveaways Galore!!

And boy do we have giveaways!! Every single episode every week has a giveaway for books or SOMETHING related to our guests. Be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes and visit our website to enter the contests.

And you can really help us climb the charts when you subscribe and download all our episodes!! The more successful we are, the more giveaways we’ll have!

Is there a guest you’d like to see on our show?? Let me know in your comments below and we’ll try to get them as a guest! Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki or Misha Collins from Supernatural? Who else? Jonathan Rhys Meyers? Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR Ward, Kresley Cole? Let me know!

That’s my two pence!

Arial ;)

Midnight Hunt – First Kiss Giveaway

KMN Books - First Kiss - Valentine's DayKaren Michelle Nutt and KMN Books are celebrating Valentine’s Day all this month by sharing excerpts of those First Kisses. Be sure to head on over there to see links to all the other giveaways. February 10th, Midnight Hunt is being featured on her Facebook Page.

Midnight Hunt - Book 3 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire ChroniclesAs many of you may know, Midnight Hunt is the third book in my Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles. (Don’t worry…I’m working hard on Book 4!) Here’s the excerpt of the first kiss between Broderick and Monika (his wife Davina reincarnated):

Monika grabbed a thick cloth from a hook and swung the fireplace crane to check the brew. “I think this is done.”

“I’ll do that for you.” Broderick took the cloth from her hand and their fingers briefly brushed against each other. He clenched his jaw against the wave of lust coursing through his limbs. After unhooking the cooking pot from the iron arm, he set the simmering infusion on the sideboard along the right wall. He stepped away and let her examine the brew.

Broderick peeked over her shoulder as she poked at the wilted plant in the water with a wooden spoon. “Just a little time to let it cool,” she said, and then whirled around and slammed into his chest with an “Oomph!” He caught her before she fell back. “Oh, goodness! I’m so sorry! I had no inkling you were right behind me!” She clutched his arms while she spewed apologies.

“Nay, it was my fault. I shouldn’t have…” Broderick stopped speaking because she kept rambling explanations, obviously thoroughly embarrassed by the clumsy encounter. He chuckled and then laid a finger over her lush mouth. “All is well.”

Wide-eyed and awe-struck, Monika gazed up at him.

The scent of her blood wafted between them and swirled with her desire, drifting from her like a perfume. Her pink tongue darted out to wet her lips and Broderick’s mouth watered. The Hunger surfaced and he closed his eyes to ensure she didn’t see the silver glow. “Fräulein Konrads, I—”

Monika slipped her fingers into his hair, pressing the back of his head to pull him to her. Their lips met…and Broderick was lost. She smelled of lavender and tasted of honey…tasted of Davina. She kissed like his wife—the same nibbling of his lower lip, the way she traced her tongue around his mouth, exploring, seeking. When she opened her mouth to him, he was helpless to resist and slid his tongue between her lips, delving deep. His hands smoothed down her sides, his thumbs tempted to brush the swell of her breasts, but he fought the indulgence. He snaked his arms around her torso and pulled her against his chest, lifting her in his embrace while he feasted on her mouth.

*Sigh* I’m in love with my own vampire hero. Broderick MacDougal for the win!! The first book in my Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles is FREE – Midnight Conquest – so be sure to download that and get hooked on the series!

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And speaking of winning, commenters will be entered into a drawing this week for a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner’s choice). Answer the following…

Kiss and Tell! Was your first kiss memorable? Share in the comments.

The winner will be announced February 15th. Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

That’s my two pence…

Arial ;)