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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Holiday Hop Giveaway WINNERS!


The numbers have been crunched. has been consulted...and we have some winners!

Giveaway #1: Friendship on Fire by Danielle Weiler, paperback and .PDF ebook

The winner of the paperback book is


Congratulations, I'll be in contact soon to snag your postal address!

The winner of the .PDF eBook is:

Denise Z.!

I'm gonna skip ahead now to Giveaway #4 - a professional edit of the first 25 pages of your manuscript (if you have one, of course)!

The winner of the free edit is...

Teressa Oliver!

I look forward to helping you with it!


Why did I skip over Giveaways #2, the Sarah Billington and Giveaway #3, the Edwina Ray ebook packs? 
Because it's Christmas, I'm in a giving mood. So the winner of the Sarah Billington and Edwina Ray ebook packs are....


All entrants in the Holiday Hop, if you wanted prize pack 2 or 3 or BOTH - it's yours! I hope you enjoy them.

Email me with the subject "I'm a winner of the (Sarah Billington/Edwina Ray) ebook pack!" with the name you entered with and I'll send you a coupon code so that you can download the ebooks in the ereading format of your choice.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. And good luck to ALL my winners, it's not over yet! You're in the draw to win a Kindle Fire!

Sparkly and awesome: The Kindle Fire

Love Sairz

The being drawn!

Bonjour lovely ones!

How was your Christmas? I am still in the place of four legged friends, lots of sleep and patchy internet access! Where is that, you ask? My parents house by the beach!

There was the Christmas Day lurgy, and my sister's trip to the emergency room on Boxing Day...but all in all a great holiday! Nothing a cuddle with a dog can't fix. Or crutches.

I loved reading all your entries to the blog hop competition, it's a shame it's over, isn't it?

I shall do some calculating while twirling my moustache and who entered which competition and within hours (or longer depending on internet access) the WINNAHS AND CHAMPEENS will be announced!

All winners are also entered into the Holiday Hop GRAND PRIZE competition for a Kindle Fire!

I want in on that one, myself.

Stay tuned!


Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Hop: GIVEAWAYS GALORE! (Including a Kindle Fire!)

Merry Christmas savvy readers!

There's something tres humongo going on in the book blogosphere and I'm a part of it!

Prizes...prizes everywhere! Including the grand prize of a Kindle Fire! So seriously. Check out all the awesome and snag yourself some freebies!

From the official Holiday Hop Blog itself...THE DEETS:

The hop runs from December 15th to December 25th.  Winners will be chosen after the contest has ended, and the results will be posted on their websites/blogs between December 26th-December 31st.

The grand prize winner of the KINDLE FIRE will be chosen on December 31st and announced on January 1, 2012 on this site.


New to blog hopping? No problem!

To begin, go to the HOLIDAY HOP page in the tab above.  You can blog hop in any order you choose.  Start with an author and then work your way through everyone.  Click on the NAME of the author to be directed to their blog site.  Once there, check out their contest and enter to win.'s that easy! 

After you finish with one site, return here and click your way through the rest of the author sites. 

There are some amazing prizes this year including: holiday mystery bag, signed books, gift cards, dog treat bag, jewelry, iTunes gift cards, etc.  To see a sample of our wonderful prizes, click HERE

Ready to get going?  Click HERE.  


So glad you asked!

I have 4 prizes available, open internationally!

1) Friendship on Fire by Danielle Weiler paperback or PDF ebook!

2) Sarah Billington young adult ebook pack, in your choice of ebook format! (Pack includes Life Was Cool Until You Got Popular, and short stories The Death & Life of Rocky the Crab and Life Was Easier When Boys Were Stupid)

3) Edwina Ray thriller ebook pack! (Pack includes short stories I, Zombie and best seller, The Runaway)

4) Writers this one's for you! I will do a thorough edit of the first 25 pages of your manuscript for free! (Some of you may not know - I AM actually an editor too. I'm not just some random who'll give her opinions on your baby. I know what I'm doing.)


Just leave a comment below with the number (or numbers) of the prize packs you wish to win, and tell me what BIG present do you hope Santa brings this year, but you don't ACTUALLY think he will? 

Do you really want a motorcycle? That Tiffany necklace you saw? How about the kids waking up at 9am instead of 5am on Christmas Day?

I'm looking forward to your answers (but winners will be chosen at random).

What are you waiting for? Go Blog Hop! There's heaps more prizes out there!

And remember - you don't need an ereading device to read ebooks! Think I'm crazy? Click the link at the top and learn all about it!

Have fun hopping!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Celebrations, Giveaways and Promotions!

Dear poor, neglected blog readers.

How have you been since I saw you last? I have been incredibly busy with a hospital stay (I'm right as rain - don't worry!) and moving house (No more scary neighbours and spider infestation! Hello 2 storey townhouse with added new housemate and MY OWN OFFICE!)

And a pretty abysmal attempt at NaNoWriMo which was severely interrupted by the above hospital stay and house move. Also the fact that I was irritating myself by trying to write a thriller...but it was coming out funny. How you other WriMo's do? Didja win?


Some of my friends have had fabulous news lately, Angela Townsend sold her werewolves in Alaska book, Amarok to Spencer Hill Press, and Meagan Spooner & Amie Kaufman sold their Titanic in Space sci fi trilogy Wrecked to Disney-Hyperion!

I'm so very proud of them all. This is the same Meagan Spooner I was excited for who sold her dystopian/fantasy trilogy a couple of months ago. So she has six books coming out, starting next year. O.O

Speaking of people with six books coming out, Robin Mellom's debut Ditched has been released and is garnering rave reviews which doesn't surprise me as it sounds hilarious.

I may not have book deals coming out the wazoo like some people I know and love, but November was my highest selling month for my ebooks to date, so if you've read any of them, I hope you've enjoyed them. And if you feel so inclined, a short review on the site you bought it would be so appreciated!


Intrigued about my ebooks?
Komz the Review Girl is giving away FIVE COPIES EACH of my ebooks! The Sarah Billington ones, that is. It's international so go now! Quick! Go now and win! Entries close December 9th!


In honour of so many successes and attempts at NaNoWriMo and writing 50,000 words in one measly month, I am offering my editorial services cheapity-cheap! (You know I'm an editor, right? More info here.)

Editing 50k words would usually cost you upward of $400 from me, but if you take part in this promotion (mention it when contacting me) I will edit 50k for $360! (Longer works shall cost slightly more)

I am extremely thorough with my editing and utilise tracked changes so that you can see every little thing I've done, I make comments in the margins and provide you with a 5-8 page editorial letter, giving tips and ideas that could help fix problem areas. So if you want some help with YOUR book - I'm your gal. Check out the testimonials on my site.


Though there was an awful lot of lurking going on, I KNOW my interview with Danielle Weiler was extremely popular, so coming soon: An INTERNATIONAL giveaway of Danielle Weiler's Friendship on Fire!

Adios amigos,