Monday, February 22, 2016

First Annual Natalie Wright Fan Art Contest!

The Regina from The Makers by Natalie Wright
If you've been following this blog for a while then you know that I go to a lot of comic cons. A LOT! Of course I sell my books and hand out nifty swag to readers. But I'm always thinking about new things that I can display in my six feet of retail space.

An artist friend suggested handing out fan art of my characters with free chapters and it was like BINGO! That would be so cool.

Imagine it: Your artwork being seen my hundreds, nay thousands of people. The adulation of the masses over the bad-assedness of your mad artist skills.

Now imagine that you also get a cash prize for said mad art skills. Even better, huh?

So without further ado, I hereby announce my first annual Fan Art Contest!

Want to play? Here are the rules, details, fine print, etc.:

Natalie Wright Fan Art Contest 2016:

WHEN:  Contest Entries will be accepted from through April 30, 2016

Jack Wilson from H.A.L.F.: The Deep Beneath
Art by Sarah Farley
WHAT: Contest entry can be either a drawing, painting, computer graphics or other 2D representation and must be submitted digitally. Quality of image counts, i.e. fuzzy and/or pixelated images will be unlikely to win. **IMPORTANT: The image(s) MUST BE FAN ART representing a character, scene or overall feel of the H.A.L.F. series. 

WHO: Anyone ages 13+ may enter. **IMPORTANT: If you're a minor, you MUST have parent permission to enter the contest (see below).

WHERE: Open worldwide. All submissions to be submitted via email to: NatalieWrightAuthor (at) gmail (dot) com

HOW: Entry is easy. Simply submit your final artwork via email to NatalieWrightAuthor (at) gmail (dot) com. **MUST INCLUDE: Name (Can be first and last initial if you'd like); a valid email address; age and if a minor (under the age of 18), your parent or guardian's signature on the permission form which you can download here. All submissions are final. Artwork will NOT be returned.

PRIZES:

     


1st Prize - $100 Amazon Giftcard + A Digital Copy of one of Natalie's Books + Posting Work on NatalieWrightAuthor.com website

2nd Prize - $50 Amazon Giftcard + A Digital Copy of one of Natalie's Books + Posting Work on NatalieWrightAuthor.com website

3rd Prize - A Digital Copy of one of Natalie's Books + Posting Contest Entry on NatalieWrightAuthor.com website

IMPORTANT RULES & NOTICES:

1. All submissions become the property of Natalie Wright, Author and will not be returned. By submitting a contest entry, you agree that Natalie Wright, Author has unlimited permission to use the image submitted in any way, including but not limited to use in her published works and promotional and marketing materials; her blog; Facebook; Twitter; and other social media.

2. Winners will be notified via email by May 10, 2016. Winners must respond to notification within 72 hours via email or forfeit the prize.

3. By submitting an entry, entrants understand and agree that any and all images submitted as an entry in this contest can and will be used by Natalie Wright, Author for sales and promotional purposes without remuneration of any kind to contest entrant. All submissions are final and become the property of Natalie Wright, Author when submitted.

What are you waiting for? Get creating!

And please share the news of this contest with your friends. Thanks!


Friday, February 12, 2016

Cover Reveal: H.A.L.F.: The Makers

The other day I posted a video announcement of preorder for H.A.L.F.: The Makers (Book 2 of the H.A.L.F. Series). In that post I promised you a cover reveal. And - ta da - here it is!

H.A.L.F.: The Makers by Natalie Wright
Book 2 of the H.A.L.F. Series
In the weeks to come I'll be teasing you with updates about your favorite characters from H.A.L.F. and entice you with insider info about some enticing new characters. But in the meantime, I wonder what this image evokes for you? What do you think The Makers will be about? What do you HOPE you'll find inside its pages?

PREORDER the Kindle version here: http://bit.ly/HALFonAmazon

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Makers PREORDER Announcement

Do you love to see life in numbers? If so, here are some stats from my life in 2015:  I travelled over 6,000 miles; saw nearly half a million people traipse by my table/booth at events; said good-bye to two loved ones; played over a hundred hours of Dragon Age Inquisition and Fallout 4; gained 25 pounds (but I deny a correlation between pounds gained and video game hours logged ;-); and - oh yeah - wrote my fifth novel!

H.A.L.F.: The Makers (Book 2 of the H.A.L.F. Series) is available for preorder NOW! *Does a happy dance* I'm so excited, a made a video. (You'll have to watch the video to see why I look like a reproachful librarian in this thumbnail.)



PREORDER

Link to PREORDER The Makers on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1PDruTp

Want to see if I'll be in a town near you this year? Stay up to date on my appearance/travel schedule here: http://bit.ly/1v50fdJ

As usual, I tend to do things a bit bassackwards so you're getting a preorder announcement BEFORE a cover reveal! Go figure. But I promise you a cover tomorrow so come back to see the lovely package your new H.A.L.F. book will come in :-)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Take a Bite out of First Fruits with Amanda Carney

Happy Writer Wednesday!

I'm happy to welcome author Amanda Carney back to the blog. I'm raising my glass and cheering for her as she has just released her first two novels: Cheers, Amanda! Enjoy that special feeling of a new book baby birthed into the world.

And Amanda is generously offering a free ebook to my readers (see the Rafflecopter at the end of the post). Learn more about Amanda and her fabulous new novels and don't forget to enter the Rafflectoper for your chance to win First Fruits:


Writing First Fruits and Second Coming 

By Amanda Carney

I’m so excited to have finally released my adult paranormal romance novels, First Fruits and Second Coming! These books have been in the makings for a long, long, time, so having them out there in the world is a really magical feeling. When I began First Fruits, it was just that—First Fruits. There was no Second Coming. But throughout the years, the novel underwent so many revisions by not only me, but by my amazing beta readers and dedicated editor, that it evolved into something that couldn’t be contained by only one novel. But long before I ever contemplated hiring an editor or even knew what a beta reader was, it was just me and my laptop in a camper. When inspiration for the novels struck, my husband and I were traveling with his work, so my days were spent wandering the campground with my dog and my nights hunched over my keyboard, whittling vampires and fairies into being with each tap of my fingers. So the story not only grew with me over the course of five years, but it also journeyed from state to state, the words rolling and bumping along just like our tires. We’re back home now, putting down roots once again, and First Fruits and Second Coming have finally ripened on their vines and are ready for harvest. It overwhelms and blesses me daily to know they’re filling people’s heads with visions of romance, treachery, and, of course, fangs.

About First Fruits:


Reading minds can be dangerous. 

Parsley Walker can hear people’s thoughts and it’s made her a target. As a natural born telepath who’s also telekinetic—two things that can be disturbingly lucrative in the wrong person’s hands—she’s learned to hide who she is. To be always moving and never at ease. To run from that inevitable moment of discovery. She’s a nomad in a waitress’s uniform. This is how she survives. 

Until him. 

Jesse Linwood is a vampire with a problem. An automaton with sharp teeth, he was sent to evaluate and ultimately abduct her. What he doesn’t expect is the way her blue eyes turn him inside out. Stalking her wasn’t supposed to make him feel anything. She was supposed be like all the others. He begins to unravel and, in the end, makes the choice to pick a fight he knows he cannot win in order to save her life. 


*PG-13 for erotic scenes and graphic violence.

Purchase First Fruits on Amazon:


First Fruits - Kindle edition by Amanda Carney, Keith Morrill, Emily Horn. Paranormal Romance Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

About Second Coming:


There is no sanctuary without him. 

At last, she has it all. Everything she thought she’d never have. Acceptance. Friendship. Love. Parsley Walker is finally home. Allswell, the magical refuge for supernaturals, is all she’d imagined and more. She’s making friends. Learning not to hide her telepathic and telekinetic abilities. Learning not to fear. And most importantly, planning a future free from that ever present sense of foreboding with the vampire she loves. Her life, the life she was always meant for, is about to begin. 

Then she gets the letter that turns her new world upside down. 

Jesse Linwood has just done the hardest thing he’s ever had to do—turned his back on the only girl he’s ever loved. With Parsley safe in Allswell and believing he’s dead, Jesse returns to his sire, Patrick—the ancient, wicked vampire who lusts for Parsley’s blood—to convince him she’s somewhere he’ll never be able to find her. To eliminate the threat to her once and for all, even at the expense of Jesse’s own life. Because love isn’t about the heart. Love is about the soul and how much of it you’re willing to lose.

*PG-13 for erotic scenes and graphic violence

Purchase Second Coming on Amazon:


Second Coming (First Fruits Book 2) - Kindle edition by Amanda Carney, Keith Morrill, Emily Horn. Romance Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com



Amanda Carney grew up barefoot and freckle-faced in the beautiful hills and valleys of rural Ohio. She resides there still with her husband, loyal old dog, and menagerie of beloved cats. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in one hand and a crochet hook in the other. Follow her on Twitter @MandyLovesWords or on Facebook for updates on new releases, appearances, contests, and more.

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