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Dowser 4 – Sass in a Cup

March 5, 2015

Sass in a CupPresenting Sass in a Cup – one of Kandy’s birthday cupcakes – from Shadows, Maps, and Other Ancient Magic (Dowser 4). These blackberry chocolate cupcakes frosted with a generous swirl of blackberry chocolate buttercream happen to be my favourite of the four new cupcakes mentioned in Dowser 4. They’re insanely good, so moist! And the pairing of blackberry and chocolate so works (if I may say so myself).

blackberry chocolate cake

blackberry chocolate buttercreamTease in a Cup will be featured over at the Reader Cafe on March 14, 2015, then I will post the recipe here.

Dowser 4 – NOW AVAILABLE on NOOK

March 2, 2015

Sorry if this is the third time you’ve seen this piece of news in a matter of minutes, but Dowser 4 is now available on Nook. Sorry for the delay.

I apologize for cluttering everyone’s inboxes. I promised my nook readers that I would let them know when it was available, but I don’t have my new release email list segregated by ereader so I had to send it out to everyone.

THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE!!

Shadows (etc) ebook cover

Check out the blog this Thursday for a new cupcake recipe :)

Dowser 4 – Happy Release Day!

February 26, 2015

Shadows, Maps, and Other Ancient Magic (Dowser 4) is now officially available as an ebook on AMAZON,  KOBOiBOOKS, NOOKand SMASHWORDS.

ETA: The nook version was delayed by formatting issues, but it is now available! I’m terribly sorry about the delay, but it was out of my hands :(

The paperback is currently being formatted, and if all continues smoothly it should be ready by midMarch.

Shadows (etc) ebook cover

Here are my favourite quotes from the new book. Do you have any favourites yet?

“Are your fingernails green?” Branson asked now, completely bemused.
“Jade is the new black, baby,” I said. “You should see my toes.”
Then I kicked him in the head. – Shadows, Maps, and Other Ancient Magic, Dowser 4, Chapter 1

The healer wants to bed you,” Drake said. His tone suggested he was mystified by this discovery.
“Drake!”
“What? Did I use the expression incorrectly? The healer wants to take you to bed? To his bed?” the fourteen-year-old continued. “To have sex, you know.”
“Stop. Talking.” – Shadows, Maps, and Other Ancient Magic, Dowser 4, Chapter 1

We stared down at the black leather-swathed dragon at our feet. He was out cold. Everything about him was definitely broad — as in shoulders, chest, nose, cheekbones, and jaw.
“At least he’s damn cute,” Kandy said. “You know, if he’s here to eviscerate us.”
Kandy and I had very different opinions on what qualified as ‘cute.’ – Shadows, Maps, and Other Ancient Magic, Dowser 4, Chapter 2

Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaways. You made the week leading up to the release super fun. There will be one more ebook giveaway on The Reader Cafe (along with a cupcake recipe) on March 14.

Now I’m back to writing Dowser 5!

Dowser 4 – giveaway #5 – three Dowser paperbacks and an eARC

February 25, 2015

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. WINNER TBA.

Welcome to the final day of giveaways leading up to the release of Shadows, Maps, and Other Ancient Magic (Dowser 4).

Giveaway #5 – three autographed Dowser paperbacks and an eARC of Dowser 4

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I’d be happy to personalize the inscriptions :)

ENTRY QUESTION: What is Jade’s favourite cupcake?

Comment on this blog post to be entered to win. Contest closes on Feb 26, 2015 7 a.m. PST

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General Notes: OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. Each giveaway will be open for 24 hours. The winner will be selected by skill-testing question and random number generator. I will announce the correct answer and the winner after 8 a.m. PST.

To enter: comment on the giveaway post with the answer to the question. IMPORTANT: make sure to put your email address in the email section of the comment form.

Each comment will be assigned a number according to time of entry and the correct answer to the question. Hints will be provided if necessary. Each giveaway consists of a prize and an eARC of Dowser 4. The prize will be mailed to the winners, and a coupon code will be provided for the eARC. One entry per person. One prize per person.

Dowser 4 – giveaway #4 – I See Me paperback and an eARC

February 24, 2015

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. And the winner is Susan from CA, USA!

Welcome to the fourth of five days of giveaways leading up to the release of Shadows, Maps, and Other Ancient Magic (Dowser 4).

Giveaway #4 – an autographed copy of I See Me and an eARC of Dowser 4

ISeeMe_paperback_forblog

I would be happy to personalize the inscription :)

ENTRY QUESTION: What does Jade think Rochelle’s magic tastes like?

Comment on this blog post to be entered to win. Contest closed Feb 25, 2015 7 a.m PST

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General Notes: OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. Each giveaway will be open for 24 hours. The winner will be selected by skill-testing question and random number generator. I will announce the correct answer and the winner after 8 a.m. PST.

To enter: comment on the giveaway post with the answer to the question. IMPORTANT: make sure to put your email address in the email section of the comment form.

Each comment will be assigned a number according to time of entry and the correct answer to the question. Hints will be provided if necessary. Each giveaway consists of a prize and an eARC of Dowser 4. The prize will be mailed to the winners, and a coupon code will be provided for the eARC. One entry per person. One prize per person.

Dowser 4 – giveaway #3 – three chocolate bars and an eARC

February 23, 2015

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. WINNER: Loredena from Georgia, USA!

Welcome to the third of five days of giveaways leading up to the release of Shadows, Maps, and Other Ancient Magic (Dowser 4).

Giveaway #3 – three chocolate bars and an eARC of Dowser 4

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Three of my … err, Jade’s favourite chocolate bars of all time! Single-Origin. Madagascar. 70% and 75% cocoa.

ENTRY QUESTION: Where do Jade, Kandy, and Drake buy way too much chocolate in London? (At what chocolatier?)

Comment on this blog post to be entered to win. Contest closes Feb 24, 2015 7 a.m PST

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General Notes: OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. Each giveaway will be open for 24 hours. The winner will be selected by skill-testing question and random number generator. I will announce the correct answer and the winner after 8 a.m. PST.

To enter: comment on the giveaway post with the answer to the question. IMPORTANT: make sure to put your email address in the email section of the comment form.

Each comment will be assigned a number according to time of entry and the correct answer to the question. Hints will be provided if necessary. Each giveaway consists of a prize and an eARC of Dowser 4. The prize will be mailed to the winners, and a coupon code will be provided for the eARC. One entry per person. One prize per person.

Dowser 4 – giveaway #2 – T-shirt and an eARC

February 22, 2015

GIVEAWAY CLOSED – WINNER: MARIE from the UK!

Welcome to the second of five days of giveaways leading up to the release of Shadows, Maps, and Other Ancient Magic (Dowser 4).

Giveaway #2 – a T-shirt and an eARC of Dowser 4

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This T-shirt is featured in Dowser 4. It is a size XL. I usually wear a M/L and this T-shirt fits me nicely. If the winner needs a different size I can keep this T-shirt and order another one. :)

ENTRY QUESTION: What T-shirt is Jade wearing when she is ‘lost’ in the forest?

Comment on this blog post to be entered to win. Contest closed Feb 23, 2015 7 a.m PST

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General Notes: OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. Each giveaway will be open for 24 hours. The winner will be selected by skill-testing question and random number generator. I will announce the correct answer and the winner after 8 a.m. PST.

To enter: comment on the giveaway post with the answer to the question. IMPORTANT: make sure to put your email address in the email section of the comment form.

Each comment will be assigned a number according to time of entry and the correct answer to the question. Hints will be provided if necessary. Each giveaway consists of a prize and an eARC of Dowser 4. The prize will be mailed to the winners, and a coupon code will be provided for the eARC. One entry per person. One prize per person.

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