At Long Last: Contest Winners!

Congratulations to all the winners of the No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween contest!

 

Without further ado:

Grand Prize: Barnes and Noble Nook & a gift card to add THE IMMORTALS to your new e-reader

DeeDee Wright

1st Prize: 3 Signed copies of THE IMMORTALS

Debra Cimorelli
Sharon Knight
Pat Wilson

2nd Prize: 1 set of signed backlist Taylor Jackson books

Marsha Jones

3rd Prize: Signed copy of Killer Year: Stories to Die For, edited by Lee Child

Catalina Khalaj


Your books and Nooks are in the mail. Thanks so much to everyone who entered.

Last Week to Win a Nook!

Come November 1, this contest will be closed, so don't forget to enter today! Click HERE to win one of the following prizes:

Grand Prize: Barnes and Noble Nook & a gift card to add THE IMMORTALS to your new e-reader

1st Prize: 3 Signed copies of THE IMMORTALS

2nd Prize: 1 set of signed backlist Taylor Jackson books

3rd Prize: Signed copy of Killer Year: Stories to Die For, edited by Lee Child

Good luck, and Happy Halloween!

Southern Festival of Books Nashville

Every October, Nashville has a stellar literary party, a weekend of major authors, lots of readers and a ton of books. And the best part? It's FREE!

The Southern Festival of Books, sponsored by Humanities Tennessee, is my favorite weekend of the year. All the Nashville authors get to strut their stuff (and trust me, there's a lot of us) but there's also major authors from around the world who attend. Two favorites of mine are going to be here this weekend, Audrey Niffenegger (I'm reading THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE and loving it) and Robert Goolrick, plus my dear friend Erica Spindler who is coming in Friday. I see a lot of good wine and girl time ahead. 

So come one, come all! I've got a panel on Saturday at 1:30 in the Old Supreme Court building with Erica and Libby Fisher Hellman, moderated by Gail Kerr, who has a lovely write up on the festival in THE TENNESSEAN this morning. I'll be wandering around the grounds, enjoying the amazing weather we have in store - 80 degrees, sunny and not a cloud in our cerulean October skies.

See the scheduled lineup here - and be sure to come by and say hi!

The Immortals On Sale Today!

Happy Birthday to my fifth baby!

If you're in Nashville, join us tonight at Davis Kidd to celebrate the release with some wine and prizes. I'll be at Reading Rock Books in Dickson tomorrow night at 7. Check here for the rest of the tour scedule.

Here's a round up of reviews, interviews and guest blogs across the Interwebs.  

I'll be updating links as the pieces run.

Reviews:

Publishers Weekly (Starred Review): "Outstanding..."

Fresh Fiction: "Get ready for one of the most deliciously twisted, scary and murderous rides you've ever taken!"

The Reading Frenzy (B&N Bookclub): "A chilling tale of murder and mayhem and things that go bump in the night... Ellison is one of the most masterful storytellers I have ever had the privilege of reading."

Alethea Kontis: "The Immortals is not paranormal fiction, but is it?"

Romantic Times: 4 Stars!  "This dark thriller has nonstop action."

Romance Reviews Today: "The action never stops from start to finish."

Book Goggles: "With a storyline that is new reader friendly & a wonderfully macabre murder investigation, this book kept me reading at such a fast pace that I finished it within a day."

Larry Chavis: "...a fast-paced thriller that keeps the reader hanging on edge..."

Suspense Magazine: "Delving into an unexpected sub-culture—the occult—Ellison ratchets up the fear with each spine-tingling page..."

 

Interviews:

ITW The Big Thrill

Kay Elam

The Writers' Project

 

Blogs:

Harlequin Paranormal - Mythology and Secrets

Harlequin

Romantic Times

The Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers - On Research

Variance Publishing - Writing Advice

Janice Gable Bashman - Picking Favorites