Free read from D.W. Marchwell

September 12, 2010

“With Gladness”, written specifically for Dreamspinner and Andy Eisenberg (my friend!), available here:  http://marchwellbooks.wikispaces.com

(I hope I did this right!)

September 11, 2010

Congratulations to everyone who correctly guessed Rayne Auster as yesterday’s author. Thao T is our winner. Thao can pick of any of Rayne’s titles.

Rayne Auster always had a passion for writing. However, growing up, she didn’t have the patience to finish what she started. Most of her projects died before even seeing the light of day. While studying for a master’s degree in computer science, she decided to post what she wrote online. That is when she discovered the joy of sharing the stories in her head. Unable to bear the thought of leaving her readers hanging, she finished her first piece of fiction. The satisfaction of actually completing a story quickly led to further inspiration, and she hasn’t looked back since.

Visit Rayne’s web site at https://sites.google.com/site/rayneauster/.

You can contact Rayne at rayne.auster@gmail.com.

Check out Rayne’s full story list.

Today’s question: Which Dreamspinner author named her laptop Pocket?

Email your answer to ariel at dreamspinnerpress dot com by midnight tonight to be entered. Comments on Facebook or on the blog do not count as entries.

Author Trivia Contest Day 3

September 10, 2010

Congratulations to everyone who correctly guessed Andy Eisenberg as yesterday’s author. Nikyta J is our winner. She has her pick of any of Andy’s titles.

Andy Eisenberg, a lifelong avid reader, writes as an escape from her career as a microbiologist. She has more interests than time, enjoying everything from building furniture to needlework. A cancer survivor, she has spent the time since her recovery in more quiet pursuits and has concentrated on writing–one of those things that she always wanted to do but put off until there was more time.

Her husband, her own personal happy-ever-after, provides the background music to her writing in the form of his PS3 and XBox360. Andy and her husband are both transplanted Yankees who now make their home in Virginia at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They live with two large dogs, three cats, and assorted fish and houseplants and enjoy watching baseball and football together.

Visit Andy’s blog at http://andy-eisenberg.livejournal.com/.

You can contact her at andy.l.eisenberg@gmail.com.

Check out Andy’s full story list.

Today’s question: Which of Dreamspinner’s authors has a master degree in computer science?

Email your answer to ariel at dreamspinnerpress dot com by midnight tonight to be entered. Comments on Facebook or on the blog do not count as entries.

A Promise of Tomorrow by Rowan McAllister

September 10, 2010

A Promise of Tomorrow by Rowan McAllister is now available in paperback and eBook.

Lord James Warren, Viscount Sudbury, lives a quiet, safe, and predictable life alone on his estate in Suffolk, only traveling to London once a year to visit family and satisfy his more forbidden needs. But this year, his routine is shattered when his niece and nephew ask him to help a beautiful young man they’ve only just met.

Kyle Allen, alone and running from his abusive lover, stirs feelings in James he has long denied for fear of tarnishing his reputation and losing his family’s love. Though undeniably drawn to Kyle, James’s honor demands he keep that part of himself completely secret, even if Kyle is feeling the attraction as well, despite the pain and betrayal he’s recently suffered.

Assistance and a future for Kyle might be secured, but then they would face a choice: stay apart and continue leading half-lives… or risk everything for love.

Genre: Historical

Author Trivia Contest, day 2

September 9, 2010

Congratulations to everyone who correctly guessed JL Merrow as yesterday’s author. Anna H is our winner. She has her pick of any of JL’s titles.

JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea. She read natural sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab again. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne.

When not writing she enjoys reading, martial arts, and surprising people who judge a book by its cover. Stories by JL Merrow have been published by Dreamspinner Press, Torquere Press, MLR Press, Reflection’s Edge, and Ravenous Romance.

Visit JL’s web site at http://www.jlmerrow.com/ and blog at http://jl-merrow.livejournal.com.

Check out JL’s list of stories.

Today’s question: Which Dreamspinner author also works as a microbiologist?

Email your answer to ariel at dreamspinnerpress dot com by midnight tonight to be entered. Comments on Facebook or on the blog do not count as entries.

Win a copy of 72 Hours!

September 8, 2010

72 Hours by Clare London

My new release, 72 Hours, is being featured at Chris’s Blog Stumbling Over Chaos this week.

BLURB:

Tanner Mackay and Niall Sutherland were once far more than just fellow intelligence agents. But then a mission went horribly wrong and everything fell apart, sending Tanner into hiding and splitting the team and their affair wide apart.

Now an unknown traitor is threatening the team, and their ex-boss is determined to reunite them before it’s too late. She finds Tanner in a run-down trailer park, bringing with her a most unwelcome refugee, in need of temporary sanctuary: Niall, the man he thought he’d never have to face again. The man he’s sure feels exactly the same in return.

Trapped in a situation that’s both claustrophobic and highly dangerous, Tanner and Niall will have to revisit their past and reconsider their perceptions, their loyalties—and their desires—in order to survive, let alone forge a future together.

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Just comment on Chris’s post to enter – the offer is open until Thursday Sept 16.

Win a copy of Fireworks!

September 8, 2010

Hey guys, it’s William Cooper here! Chris over at Stumbling Over Chaos has a giveaway running for my upcoming release, Fireworks! Head on over to her blog to enter.

Blurb:
Cameron and Blake have been best friends since elementary school. But everything changed last summer, when, just before Blake left for college, Cam kissed him. The two spent a year apart, unable to confront their feelings for each other. Now it’s summer and Blake has finally returned home. When Blake visits Cameron during Cameron’s Fourth of July barbecue, the two can no longer ignore the sparks between them, and with a little luck, not all the fireworks will be in the sky.

Author Trivia Contest!

September 8, 2010

We’re celebrating at Dreamspinner Press because we’ve signed our 200th author! And because we like to share our joy around, we’ve designed a trivia contest for our readers. Each day for the rest of September, we’ll post a trivia question or quote from one of our authors’ bios for you, our readers, to go searching for. If you find the author in question, email your answer to ariel at dreamspinnerpress dot com. At the end of each day, Ariel will draw a name at random from all the correct entries and the winner will receive an eBook copy of their choice of any title by the featured author.

Authors have been selected randomly from all authors that meet the following three criteria:

1) Authors must have at least three titles published through Dreamspinner Press.
2) Authors must have at least one title published in 2010.
3) Authors must have at least one title that isn’t part of an anthology or collection of stories.

Any questions?

Then here we go!

Which author is a rare English person who refuses to drink tea?

Email in your answers by midnight tonight. The winner and the answer, along with the next question, will be revealed tomorrow morning!

Let There Be Light by R. Cooper

September 8, 2010

Let There Be Light by R. Cooper is now available in eBook.

In war-torn Europe of 1872, Karol and Hart devoted themselves to protecting England and the peace England maintained. Hart was a spy and bodyguard for Karol, a brilliant but hotheaded scientist. Their partnership was almost unstoppable… until Hart could no longer bear to see Karol in danger—or with other men—and seeing Hart repeatedly put his life on the line came to terrify Karol. Then a horrible accident separated them for what they believed would be forever.

Now the enemy’s plan to kidnap Karol has Hart volunteering to guard him once again. Alone together with their fear and pain from the past might destroy them… or it might give them hope for a brighter future.

Genre: Steampunk