Evil Auction Post – Winding Down

I’ll try to sound coherent here, but it’s Sunday morning and the sun in shinin’ in my eye that is open and my head is reelin’ –

Wait, those are song lyrics to Shelley West’s “Jose Cuervo.” This is not the blog post you’re looking for. (Besides, this is Oregon. Everyone knows the sun doesn’t shine here. No jokes about “where the sun doesn’t shine.”) *ahem*

The EVIL AUCTION APPROACHES ITS DOOM!

I mean its end.

That’s right.

It was supposed to end on Friday, but due to some issues with the Foundation we’re raising funds for (there’s a problem with sending confirmation receipts to people to show they’ve paid for their item, which is kind of important given we’re using those to confirm a donation made so we can send the winning bidder their item), it’s been extended through tomorrow – Monday, February 25, 2013, 5PM PST/8PM EST.

I’m writing this to goad you all into helping us reach our evil, lofty goal of an even $5000. Come on! One last push! We’re almost there!

And we’ve got just the items to make this happen!

Up for bid this second (and final) round are more signed books (with zombies!), some crafty things, jewelry, AWESOME GEEKY COMICS from Dork Tower (Hi, MINE! MINE I SAY!) art…. GO! GO NOW AND SEE!

If you’ve already donated- either an item for bid, given funds directly to the school district or via the auction – thank you from all of us at the Evil League of Evil Writers and Crestline Elementary School. You don’t know how grateful the parents, teachers, and kids are for these donations.

We have made people cry. We have crashed the Foundation donation website with our evil.

WE HAVE DONE THE IMPOSSIBLE, AND THAT MAKES US MIGHTY.

We have been Bad Guys (shiny!) for Crestline, and we couldn’t have done it without all of you.

“When you can’t run, you crawl, and when you can’t do that…well, you know the rest.”

Now if you all could carry us just a little bit further the rest of the way home, we’d take that as an eviltry. (It’s like “a kindness,” but without the negative connotations of doing something good. For lo, we are evil, and this is an Evil Auction.)

So, if you would – get out there, jump up and down, wave your arms around, do whatever you have to to get us noticed.

Let’s go out with a bang so loud they hear us all the way to the Core.

(Also, if you haven’t seen/watched Firefly – GO DO THAT NOW and follow it up with the movie Serenity so you can get all these cool geek references I’m throwing out.)

Pimpage link: EvilButton1 http://evilauction.blogspot.com/

If you blog about the auction, remember there’s shinies in it for you! Here: http://evilauction.blogspot.com/p/spread-word.html

Whoa. A Month? Really?

Um…hi.

Yeah, I know, it’s been awhile since I blogged. Like…almost a month. I have no excuse, really. I mean, I do – I’ve been sick and busy. That’s pretty much it. Lazy, too, really. Comes with being busy.

But what also comes with being busy is stuff getting done. I can’t tell you what stuff that is, because I don’t know – I don’t really see a lot of progress around here, so whatever I’ve been doing for the last month didn’t make a dent in my laundry. I’ll have to look into that. Anyway! I’m here now to share a few things with you. Here they are, in chronological order:

Thing 1) My Editor of Awesome, Skyla Dawn Cameron, has a book out today. Go buy it, read it, and love it. Buy her backlist, too. Just because. I mean, she has to eat if she’s going to be able to edit the books I write, so it’s win/win here. If you just don’t have the money this month, you’re in luck. Mel’s World is having a giveaway, as is Books Make Me Happy. Go enter and check out all the freebies offered with it!

Thing 2) So remember back in December when I won the Book of the Week award from Long and Short Reviews? Well, because of that awesome win (again, thank you, fans!), I’ve been nominated for the Book of the Year award. From their email:

Congratulations! Your book ALL WOUNDS received a “BEST BOOK” rated review last year and earned a spot in our LASR Best Book of 2011 poll. The voting will run from February 16 through 29, ending at midnight Eastern time on February 29.

Now, I’m up against some awesome authors, including my own Editor of Awesome, so I in no way expect to win this award/poll. But, if you’re feeling generous and want to toss a shout-out my way, I’d be appreciative. I’m in the “non-erotic” category on the left side of the poll.

Official Nomination Image - Book of the Year 2011

Thing 3) I have a book coming out in two weeks.

Light In A Dark World Front Cover

Front Cover of Light In A Dark World Anthology by Skyla Dawn Cameron

Light in a Dark World: Legends of the Destrati is a collection of my short stories focusing on the various members of the vampire clan Destrati and its associates. Kyle will feature prominently.

This collection will be available from Mundania Press March 6, 2012. Note: In addition to three completely new stories, those previously published in the Mammoth books are available edited, rewritten, and extended in this anthology.

There are a lot of other differences between these stories and what I’ve written before, and you may not like it. Just be aware of that, and be sure and read the author’s note before reading the stories.

And there you have it! All the news I have at the moment.

Well, all the news I can remember at the moment. Cold medicine plays havoc with one’s mental faculties.

All Wounds Blog Tour Post! Interview with the Man-Wolf

(Come on. You know I had to say it.)

Today I’m over at Skyla Dawn Cameron’s blog. Well, I’m not. Billy is. If you’re a fan of the big wolf guy, head on over and take a look. Random Billy swag is up for grabs!

I have one more scheduled stop on the AW Blog Tour. Then I’ll take a week-long internet hiatus and hide from the rest of the world to recover.

Also, random…how cool is this:

All Wounds at Mundania
All Wounds on Amazon
All Wounds on Amazon UK
All Wounds at Barnes & Noble
All Wounds at the Book Depository

(Nicked from Skyla’s blog. Thanks for the linkage and interview, Skyla!)

All Wounds Blog Tour Post (Yesterday and Today!)

Ack! I was so busy doing stuff yesterday that I forgot to post my blog tour spot on my blog!

So, yesterday I was at Good Choice Reading, and today I’m over at Laurie London’s blog! There’s a giveaway over at Laurie’s so go see!

Only two more stops are scheduled on the blog tour! One on Friday and one on November 1st. Then I’m taking a week off the internet to just rest and recharge. Who knew a virtual tour could be so much work!

Goodreads Giveaway of All Wounds

I keep forgetting to post this, but there’s still time so I’m posting it now!

If you’re on GoodReads, or want to be, the lovely Skyla Dawn Cameron is hosting a giveaway of All Wounds. Go and see, and maybe win a copy!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

All Wounds by Dina James

All Wounds

by Dina James

Giveaway ends October 31, 2011.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

All Wounds Blog Tour – Books Make Me Happy

Today I’m over at Books Make Me Happy. Thank you again to Jennifer for her mad organizational skills and teaching me what a “blog tour” was/entailed! You are truly awesome.

I’m also in the Coast Weekend today! It talks about the book release party/signing/Halloween fun we’re having next week at a local bookstore.

Also, today is the last day to enter my blog tour giveaway! Swag! Fun! Prizes! Ends tonight at midnight PST, so if you’re going to enter, better do it now!

*pant pant pant* I think I’m busy!

Blog Tour Kick Off!

You’re going to be seeing a lot of these posts from now until November 1st. I’ll be listing where I’ll be and what I’m up to with All Wounds for the rest of the tour!

Kicking off things on Thursday with Bitten By Books!

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up there! Go see and RSVP!

There’s a contest there with a nice fat prize! I’ll be there all day on Thursday answering questions and so on. Hope to see you!