Win a Kindle or a Nook every Sunday during May!

May 3, 2013

Every Sunday during the anniversary month, we will give away two eBook readers of the winner’s choice! One will go to a customer who purchased books from us during that week. The other will go to one of the authors spotlighted that week.

Readers – Every Sunday we will draw one order from the orders placed that week, contact that customer, and they may choose a Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi or a Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight. (a $119 value)

Authors – Every Sunday we will draw the name of one of our authors featured during the previous week and they may choose a Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi or a Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight. (a $119 value)

May is the Dreamspinner Press anniversary month. Join us on Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads to take part of events, giveaways, and discounts.

Author Annoucements: April 30, 2013

April 30, 2013

Some of the events our authors are doing this week.

Mickie B. Ashling has been interviewed at Long and Short Reviews.  There’s a free book involved if anyone stops by to comment.

http://www.longandshortreviews.com/interviews/interview-and-giveaway-mickie-b-ashling/

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Random Acts of Promotional Kindness by Brita Addams

Something occurred to me when I shared the link to Jacob Flores recent chat on Dreamspinner’s Facebook page. What if more people shared links to chats, reviews, blog posts, the buy page for an author’s book? Readers, bloggers, publishers, and authors alike, sharing that which is important.

From this thought, I launched Random Acts of Promotional Kindness. The concept is simple – just share, like, retweet, add, follow, comment on blog posts, and otherwise help out your fellow authors. Encourage your readers toward other authors they might enjoy. Share a sale the publisher is having or a giveaway that a fellow author is sponsoring. Send readers to the stops on a fellow author’s blog tour. Readers, send your friends.

How can you help? Offer up guest blog spots on your blog, then promo the appearances. If you read a good book, let your readers know. Readers, follow your favorite authors, talk about their work, spread the word about their reviews and new releases. Even their old releases!

RAPK has a Facebook page, where anyone can post promotional goodies, with the hope that others will pick it up and pass it on. But that’s only a start. Carry the kindness over to your own pages as well.

Writing is a solitary pursuit, but promotion doesn’t need to be. We all know how difficult it is. I hope that we can help each other out, and make it a little more pleasant.

Day of Silence 2013

April 19, 2013

Today we celebrate Day of Silence together with Harmony Ink Press by donating 20% of all our sales to The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Thank you for buying books today and helping us with this cause!

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with us!

March 16, 2013

Find free downloads & bonus discounts by chasing the pot of gold and finding the special tokens in our scavenger hunt. Look for clues on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

Find any of the following images hidden our site for novel and novella length free downloads from Rebecca Cohen, James Erich, Andrew GreyMia Kerick, L.J. LaBarthe, Isabelle Rowan, Claire RussettMeredith Shayne, and Tinnean.

Happy Valentine’s Day – Special Gift from DSP

February 14, 2013

Hello dreamers! Thank you so much for spending this lovely day with us. For this event, we have a very special surprise for you: custom made DSP desktops!

Preview:

Thanks to Paul Richmond for creating them! Aren’t they lovely?

The desktops are available in three different sizes and you can find them all here: DSP desktops.

Special Sale – The British Devil by Greg Hogben

January 31, 2013

A few days ago, Becky from mrsconditreadsbooks.com sent us this e-mail:

“We’ve created our first Special Event for this book. One of our reviewers has a teenaged son who was assigned by his teacher a year-long project to study something of concern to society. He chose gay marriage. Part of this assignment was to read a novel on the topic. As you can imagine, his mother had quite a time finding an age-appropriate novel that she felt comfortable letting him read, but another author recommended The British Devil and both of them enjoyed it very much.

I’ve posted the mother’s comments as well as the teenager’s review. It does contain some spoilers but that was part of his assignment so we put a warning on the review. We are donating $50 to the It Gets Better Project in honor of this young man’s hard work, and are encouraging others to donate to the gay rights cause of their choice.

The British Devil by Greg Hogben http://mrsconditreadsbooks.com/index.php/?p=10049
January 31, 2013
This is the only post for that day, as it is a Special Event.”

We at DSP are extremely humbled and honored that one of our books was chosen for this cause. That is why we are offering 30% off both the e-book and paperback of The British Devil from Jan 31- Feb 3 to encourage people to read it for themselves. All the royalties from this special sale will be donated to the It Gets Better Project.

We want to thank Matthew and mrsconditreadsbooks.com for this special event.

The DSP Team.

Open Submission Call – Make a Play: No Losers in the Game of Love

January 8, 2013
2013 Daily Dose – A Story a Day in the Month of June
Edited by Lynn West and Shannon Shell

Dreamspinner Press is seeking romantic short stories and novellas containing themes and settings related to sports of any kind. This can be much more than athletes and competitions. We encourage authors to think outside the box.
Possible examples: A fan who goes to baseball games weekly catches the eye of a hotdog vendor. A physical therapist takes a job working on the football sidelines and falls for the coach. A retired athlete takes a high school coaching job and hits it off with another teacher. A college student joins the cheer team and gets more than just a tumbling partner. A single father meets another while they watch their sons at T-ball. Two players face off first at a cutthroat chess tournament and later in the bedroom. The owner of a sporting goods store sponsors an athlete in a local competition and becomes his biggest fan. A rookie player goes to a near-retirement veteran for pointers in the game, life, and love. The kid who was always picked last for teams in gym class falls for the reporter interviewing him when he grows up to buy a major sports franchise.
Editor’s Note: Because of the packaged nature of the set, all stories need to stand alone. No sequels to or spin-offs of previously published works, please.
Submission Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013 - Please note new deadline. Contract offers will be made by Feb. 20.
Publication Date: June 2013
Daily Dose story length: 5,000 – 18,000 words
Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.
Send all submissions to submissions(at)dreamspinnerpress.com. List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: Daily Dose anthology submission

Author Annoucements: January 8, 2013

January 8, 2013

Some of the events our authors are participating in this week.

Shira Anthony:

Aria Blog Tour:

1/8 Lilly Sawyer’s Blog (http://lilysawyerbooks.blogspot.com/?zx=adddee48fe328a67) + Redz World Blogspot (http://redzworld.blogspot.com/)
1/9 Participating in the Next Big Thing Blog Hop (http://www.shiraanthony.com)
1/11 Sue Brown’s Blog (http://suebrownsstories.blogspot.com/)
1/12 Sara York’s Blog (http://sarayork.blogspot.com/)
1/16 Amber Skyze’s Blog (http://amberskyze.blogspot.com/?zx=19d17abf757c0dbc)
1/20 Honor James’ Blog (http://honor-james.blogspot.com/)
1/23 Four Seduced Muses Blog (http://fourseducedmuses.blogspot.com/)

Lily Grace:

This week I am guest blogging at ARe Cafe. Commenters will be in the running to win a $10 OmniBucks gift certificate: http://www.arecafe.com/cafe-news/lily-grace-how-i-went-from-being-a-lab-coat-wearing-scientist-to-a-writer-of-mm-romance/

Chris T. Kat:

Secret Chemistry (Blog Tour)

There’s a GoodReads Giveaway running for 2 paperbacks of Secret Chemistry. The Giveaway runs till January 26th.

January 10th: Guest blog & Giveaway (runs till the 12th) at M.A. Church (http://machurch00.blogspot.com)

Jay Cox: a hybrid between wolf and fox

January 11th: Interview at http://slashsessed.blogspot.com

January 11th: Guest Blog at Michael Rupured (http://rupured.com)

Secret Chemistry: Shape-shifters

January 13th: Guest Blog at Jacob Z. Flores (http://www.jacobzflores.com)

Secret Chemistry: The search for a title

January 18th: Guest Blog at Lily Velden (http://lilyvelden.com)

Secret Chemistry—Cover Art

January 19th: Guest Blog at Tali Spencer (http://talismania-brilliantdisguise.blogspot.com)

Sex in animal form

January 26th: Guest Blog at Julie Lynn Hayes (http://fullmoondreaming.blogspot.com)

Secret Chemistry: The story starts off with the main characters as kids—risky?

Dreamspinner Press Nominees for the Love Romance Cafe Awards

We are grateful and honored that our authors are represented!

Best Book of 2012

An Isolated Range by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner Press)
Who We Are by TJ Klune (Dreamspinner Press)

Best GBLT Book

Love Comes Silently by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner)
Second Chances by T.A. Webb (Dreamspinner)
King Perry by Edmond Manning (Dreamspinner)

Best Contemporary Book

Second Chances by T.A. Webb (Dreamspinner)
Love Comes Silently by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner)
The Talker Collection by Amy Lane (Dreamspinner)
King Perry by Edmond Manning (Dreamspinner)

Best Author of 2012

Andrew Grey
L.A. Witt

Best GBLT Author

T.A. Webb
Elizabeth Noble
TJ Klune
Karenna Colcroft
Andrew Grey
Andrea Speed
Amy Lane
Jaime Samms
L.A. Witt

Best Cover of 2012

Unconditional Love by Andrew Grey
The Talker Collection by Amy Lane

Best Western/Cowboys Book

An Isolated Range by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner)
Connor’s Courage by SJD Peterson (Dreamspinner)
Luke’s Present by Sue Brown (Dreamspinner)

Best Series All Around (can be multi-author or single author)

Morning Report Series by Sue Brown (Dreamspinner Press)
Stories from the Range Series by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner Press)
By Fire Series by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner Press)

Author Announcements: December 4, 2012

December 4, 2012

Andrea Speed:

Will be giving away an e-copy of Infected: Lesser Evils at the TRR Year End Splash Party. The day of the giveaway is December 6th. http://www.theromancereviews.com/event.php

EM Lynley:

Is doing a  GoodReads giveaway for a print copy of ITALIAN ICE http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/36791-italian-ice

The contest ends Dec 9.

Chris T. Kat:

A Purrfect Match (Bewitching Book Tour)

December 10: Interview at Roxanne’s Realm - www.roxannesrealm.blogspot.com

December 11: Guest Blog at Regina Ross - http://reginamayross.com/

December 12: Guest blog at Buffy’s Ramblings - http://buffy-kennedy.blogspot.com/

December 13: Promo at Avril’s Blog - http://avril-ashton.blogspot.com/

December 14: Review at Overflowing Bookshelves - http://overflowingbookshelves.com

December 15: Interview at Bewitching Book Tours Magazine - http://issuu.com/bewitchingbooktours

December 16: Interview and review Love YA Books – http://www.loveyabooks.com/

December 16: Promo at SMARTMOUTHTEXAN - www.smartmouthtexan.wordpress.com

December 20: Guest blog at Lisa’s World of Books - www.lisasworldofbooks.net

December 20: Review at Smitten With Reading - http://www.smittenwithreading.blogspot.com/

December 22: Guest blog at Fangs, Wands & Fairydust - http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/

December 24: Guest blog at The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom - www.creativelygreen.blogspot.com

Other dates (not included in the Bewitching Book Tour):

December 8 - 10: Guest Blog & Giveaway at M.A. Church - http://machurch00.blogspot.com

December 11: Interview at Full Moon Dreaming - http://fullmoondreaming.blogspot.com

December 15: Naughty or Nice with SJD Peterson - http://sjdpeterson.blogspot.com

Happy Holidays from Dreamspinner Press!

December 2, 2012

Dreamspinner Press is celebrating the end-of-the-year holidays in style! All in-stock paperbacks and all audiobooks are 20% off through Dec.5. All holiday ebooks will be 25% off Dec 6-12. All short stories (Daydreams and Nap-size Dreams) will be 20% off Dec. 13-19. Everything in the store will be 25% off from Dec. 20-25. All series will be 20% Dec 26-31!

In addition to our sales, we’ll be giving away a Kindle to one lucky customer during the week of Dec 2-8, a Nook to one lucky customer Dec 9-15, another Kindle Dec 16-22, and an iPad Mini, Dec 23-29!

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for a daily opportunity on one site or the other to win a Gift Certificate!