I have an ARC of my upcoming release, DEMON MOON (June 5) to give away. There is a catch, however: because this is an advance reading copy, I want to use it in the way it’s intended to be used: if you win, please post a review on a) Amazon, BN.com, Powell’s and/or any online bookstore of your choice, or b) write up a review on your blog, or c) if you don’t have a blog, I can arrange for you to have it posted either here (even if you hate it) or at another blog in the romance circuit.
Please don’t feel obligated to post a good review if you don’t like the book.
Here’s the back cover copy:
Return to the sensual netherworld of Demon Angel for a startling romance of eternal love threatened by the consuming darkness of a Demon Moonâ€¦
No one would call vampire Colin Ames-Beaumont kind, but they would call him unnaturally beautiful. For two centuries his tainted blood has kept him isolated from other vampires, sustained only by his beauty and vanityâ€”bitter** comforts, since a curse has erased his mirror reflection, replacing it with a terrifying glimpse of Chaos.
Savi Murray’s insatiable curiosity had gotten her into trouble before, but she’d always escaped unscathed. Then came Colin. In the midst of Heaven, he gave her a taste of ecstasyâ€”and of Chaos. Deadly creatures from that realm herald the return of an imprisoned nosferatu horde, and Colin and Saviâ€™s bond is their only protectionâ€”and their only passionâ€¦
**He’s not really that bitter; he’s just kind of an ass.
To help you decide whether you’d actually like to read this book, here’s a short excerpt from Chapter Four (because it shows their interaction better than Chapter One), and a long excerpt in PDF format that you can right-click and download, or open in your browser (if you’ve already taken a look at the sneak peek, this is the same one — the first four chapters of the book).
A few caveats: this ARC has a consistent problem with punctuation, because I totally effed up and made all of the semi-colons that I intended to turn into periods into colons (I sent over 250 pages back when I fixed the galleys — not all that colon problem, but a lot of them). That will be corrected by June, but it’s not fixed in the ARC, so if typos drive you insane … well, there it is.
This is the second (fourth if you count the novellas) book in the series. I’ve had feedback from a reader who hadn’t yet read DEMON ANGEL or HOT SPELL and she enjoyed it — so I think it stands alone okay. It does mean, however, that you’ll get spoilers for the earlier stories.
I clarified a few plot points (okay, holes) and world-building issues in the galley stage that won’t show up in the ARC — mostly just a few insertions of sentences, and a couple of paragraphs. I will be happy to insert printed pages at the appropriate spots so that the most significant changes are included, but I can’t include all of the changes I made from ARC to final form (see above, 250 pages). But if it’ll be too weird/distracting to read it like that, I can send it as is. There might be a few things that make you go, “WTF? How the hell…?” but if you e-mail me after you go, “WTF?” hopefully I’ll be able to say, “Oh, I changed that!” and it’ll all be good.
So, if you’re still here, that means you’re probably going to enter. And like all of my contests, this is super-easy: just leave a comment telling me the funniest/worst typo you’ve ever made OR the funniest/worst one that you’ve seen*, and I’ll choose a winner by random drawing (from random.org) And if you don’t want to leave a comment, you can always use the contact form and send it to me privately.
*Or just leave any old comment — or lie about the typo. I’m easily pleased.
I will keep comments open until April 25th, at midnight.