Friday, February 2, 2018

New Release & GIVEAWAY! Stolen Luck by Jaclyn Weist!


Title: Stolen Luck
Author: Jaclyn Weist
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: The Luck Series, Book One
Release Date: February 2nd, 2018

Sixteen-year-old Megan Crenshaw hadn't realized how perfect her life is until the day she's supposed to write a paper on her worst day ever. While others failed classes or got cut from sports, Megan excels at everything. She can't help it. That is, until a leprechaun shows up at her door and steals all of her luck.

No joke.

Now instead of everything going right, Megan can't even make a simple sandwich without something exploding. When the leprechaun shows up at her school, Megan knows that she has to get rid of him. But without her luck, can she stop him before he carries out his ultimate plan to destroy her family?



~ About Jaclyn Weist

Jaclyn is an Idaho farm girl who grew up loving to read. She developed a love for writing at a young age and published her first book in 2013. She met her husband, Steve, at BYU, and they have six happy, crazy children who encourage her to keep writing. After owning a bookstore and running away to have adventures in Australia, they settled back down in their home in Utah. Jaclyn now spends her days herding her kids to various activities and trying to remember what she was supposed to do next. Her books include; Endless: A Modern Cinderella Tale; Timeless; Fearless; Magicians of the Deep; Leana; Keela; and the Luck series, which helped feed her obsession with all things Irish.
Connect with Jaclyn:

~ Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram ~



The Very Lucky Prize Pack:



- Three pairs of leggings
- Tutu
- Scarf
- Rock
- Frame
- Stickers
- Leprechaun wall hanging
- Bracelets


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and Conditions: Open in the US only. All entries are verified.  Anyone found cheating will be disqualified from this and all future giveaways hosted by Silverbow Promotions. No Purchase Necessary. Giveaway closes March 17th, 2018 at midnight MST. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 24 hours to respond. Winner will be selected at random. We (Silverbow Promotions, Konstanz Silverbow, and Jaclyn Weist, and all other parties involved in this giveaway) are not responsible for any lost or damaged prizes in the mail. Your information will never be shared or sold. Facebook, Twitter, Thunderclap, Blogger, and all other social media sites are not affiliated with or responsible for this giveaway.

If you have any comments or questions regarding this giveaway please contact Konstanz Silverbow via Email: nothought2small@gmail.com

Friday, January 12, 2018

Sirens & Scales Team Dragon vs Team Mermaid Giveaway WINNERS!





On behalf of all 28 authors of 
the Sirens & Scales Box Set
THANK YOU for entering our giveaway and supporting the set!  







And a HUGE Congratulations to our WINNERS!! 



 Alma C.


Selina E. 

The winners have been contacted and the prizes have been shipped! <3 


Monday, December 18, 2017

Sirens & Scales Team Dragon vs Team Mermaid Giveaway!



Sirens & Scales Box Set

1 Collection. 26 Tales of Enchantment and Danger!
From the darkest skies to the deepest seas, dive into a breathtaking collision of mermaids, dragons, sirens, and more in SIRENS & SCALES, a unique Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Collection!

Your travels through these stories of dazzling ocean tides and the dizzying reaches of the heavens will leave you breathless. Join dragon shifters and mer-creatures for an experience of salty seafaring adventures and magnificent airborne enterprises where sky meets sea, love meets its match, and imagination has no end.

With 26 full-length stories of enchanting fiction, you’ll learn the secrets of Atlantis, soar to uncharted peaks, and discover creatures of wing and fin and those who love them.

Ready to set sail and catch the tide before your chance for adventure is lost forever? Then order this collection of BRAND NEW and EXCLUSIVE material from your favorite USA Today and award-winning authors before it’s gone for good!

Including material from the following authors:

Kellie McAllen, Award-Winning author Pauline Creeden, RJ Blain, Graceley Knox, Starla Night 
USA Today bestselling author Gaja J. Kos, A.L. Knorr, Bethany Wicker, Ivy Quinn and Midnight Voss, Award-Finalist Natasha S. Brown, Isra Sravenheart, Harper Alexander, Rone Award Nominee C.S. Moore, Tina Glasneck, Award-Winning author Carly Fall, B. Kristin McMichael 
Award-Winning author Natalie G. Owens and Zee Monodee, Konstanz Silverbow, N.D. Jones, USA Today bestselling author Cate Farren, USA Today bestselling author Kelly Anne Blount, Jennifer M. Eaton, Jennifer Laslie, Mindy Ruiz, USA Today bestselling author Katalina Leon, D.D. Miers & B. Crow, Kyoko M.



Pre-Order TODAY for only 99¢:

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iBooks: http://bit.ly/sirensandscalesibooks
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/sirensandscalesnook
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2fNjeHA 
GooglePlay: http://bit.ly/2yciCps



The authors of the Sirens & Scales Box Set has come together to bring you a giveaway of epic proportions. Take a look at what you're entering to win ...



- Backpack
- Notebook
- Pencil Bag
- Jamberry Nail Wraps
- Arm Sleeves
- Earrings
Tape
- Glass Decor
- Lined Notebook
- Color Your Words Coloring Book
- The Strix by Katalina Leon
- Heartlocked by C.S. Moore
- Sirens & Scales Keychain






- Large Binder
- Charm Bookmark
- Coloring Book
- Keychain
- 'Grow Your Own' Dragon
- Dragon Egg (Surprise Inside!)
- Plushie
A Clash of Fire Playing Cards
- Dragon




- Blanket
- Pillow Cover
- Charm Bookmark *not pictured*
- Keychain *not pictured*
- Journal
- Socks
- Makeup Brushes











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Open internationally. Must only choose one team. No Purchase Necessary. Giveaway closes January 6th, 2018 at midnight MST. There will be two winners. The first winner will receive the grand prize and the prize for their selected team. The second winner will receive the prize for their selected team. Winners will be contacted via email and will have 24 hours to respond. Winners will be selected at random. We are not responsible for any lost or damaged prizes in the mail. Your information will never be shared or sold. Facebook, Twitter, Thunderclap, Blogger, and all other social media sites are not affiliated with or responsible for this giveaway. 

If you have any comments or questions regarding this giveaway please contact Konstanz Silverbow via Email: nothought2small@gmail.com or on Facebook HERE

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Dragons or Mermaids? How about both?


1 Collection. 26 Tales of Enchantment and Danger!
From the darkest skies to the deepest seas, dive into a breathtaking collision of mermaids, dragons, sirens, and more in SIRENS & SCALES, a unique Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Collection!

Your travels through these stories of dazzling ocean tides and the dizzying reaches of the heavens will leave you breathless. Join dragon shifters and mer-creatures for an experience of salty seafaring adventures and magnificent airborne enterprises where sky meets sea, love meets its match, and imagination has no end.

With 26 full-length stories of enchanting fiction, you’ll learn the secrets of Atlantis, soar to uncharted peaks, and discover creatures of wing and fin and those who love them.

Ready to set sail and catch the tide before your chance for adventure is lost forever? Then order this collection of BRAND NEW and EXCLUSIVE material from your favorite USA Today and award-winning authors before it’s gone for good!
Including material from the following authors:
Kellie McAllen 
Award-Winning author Pauline Creeden 
RJ Blain 
Graceley Knox 
Starla Night 
USA Today bestselling author Gaja J. Kos 
A.L. Knorr 
Bethany Wicker 
Ivy Quinn and Midnight Voss 
Award-Finalist Natasha S. Brown 
Isra Sravenheart 
Harper Alexander
Rone Award Nominee C.S. Moore 
Tina Glasneck 
Award-Winning author Carly Fall 
B. Kristin McMichael 
Award-Winning author Natalie G. Owens and Zee Monodee
Konstanz Silverbow 
N.D. Jones
USA Today bestselling author Cate Farren
USA Today bestselling author Kelly Anne Blount
Jennifer M. Eaton
Jennifer Laslie 
Mindy Ruiz 
USA Today bestselling author Katalina Leon 
D.D. Miers & B. Crow

Pre-Order TODAY:

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hinder by Kristin Ping + an EPIC Giveaway!


Book Title: Hinder: A Bender’s Novel
Series: The Guardian Of Monsters 
Genre: NA Paranormal Fantasy Author: Kristin Ping
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing 
Release Date: 15th  May 2018

ABOUT THE BOOK

Ethan Sutcliff seems like a normal seventeen-year-old—at least that’s what he’s trying to portray. In a secret society run by the Supernaturals,  Ethan is
what witches call a Bender. Benders are Witches’ Guardians, who are able to control a witches’ ability,
bend it, or move it away from harming humans. In Ethan’s case, he is able to bend the Earth element. But at the age of fifteen, he lost all connection to it, and the reasons behind it could only mean one  of two things:  His Wielder is either dead, or hiding  out somewhere.

Alex Burgendorf has been living in her aunt’s locket for the past sixteen years with her mother —a Fire Wielder, and her father—a Water Wielder. For sixteen years, her parents vowed to protect her, and they have, as she is the last Earth wielding witch. However, time is running out. Alex must find  her Bender, or the fate of the Supernaturals might be at stake.



Kristin resides in South Africa with her husband, two beautiful girls and two bulldogs that tries to eat her house. She has been writing for the past eight years and her first debut novel, Hinder: A Bender's novel will be published 2018 by Fire  Quill Publishing.

When she isn't writing, she is spending her time with her family, or trying to teach her two bulldogs to not eat her house. You can find more about Kristin at www.authorkristinping.com

AUTHOR LINKS
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/authorkristinP Gaurdian of Monsters street team:


Want to win a Mac. Every two to three months, Kristin  Ping is giving away a mac, all you have to do is subscribe to her newsletter,  confirm to the confirmation email that will either be in your inbox or spam and open the letter. Find the secret
Facebook group, join and enter the giveaway. It’s as easy as that. We even give you extra entries by inviting your friends to subscribe too. We already gave away the first laptop.
There are two ways to do this.
1.        Follow by filling in this doc. https://goo.gl/forms/ENPbGUh8IiawMoVy1
2.       Go to http://www.authorkristinping.com and wait for the pop up to subscribe.



The Ping Crate is a crate filled  with goodies for readers. It’s  built around the theme of the Guardian of Monster Series. The first few boxes will be built around witches. Think journals, cups, books, novelty
jewelry, swag and something electronic that will push the worth of the crate  up to $700 and more.
All you have to do is stay subscribed to the subscription list and open the monthly newsletter that Kristin will send out to find the rafflecopter for you to enter in this lovely giveaway.
It’s a box full of reader goodies and a surprise. Sometimes it will be a gift card if there isn’t any electronics.

Believe me, it will be worth your time.



PRE ORDER HINDER FOR 99c. Yes, you’ve heard right. The pre order special is 99c only. The price will go up to 2.99 in it’s first month, think of it as a release day blitz, and from the second month it will go up to it’s normal price of 4.99c. So it’s a major deal of getting the pre-order for just 99c. GRAB YOUR COPY NOW AND CLAIM YOUR GIFT: CROWS OF WINTER.


CROWS OF WINTER is a bundle of three stories. Two of them were exclusively written for Hinder Pre-Orde drive. They will not be up for purchasing.
Lucian’s Ascension written by Adrienne Woods, Venom, a Novelette also by Adrienne Woods and introduction short story of Guardian of Monsters written  by Kristin Ping.
You will need to fill in this form in order to claim your free gift.

PURCHASING LINKS: 




Monday, August 21, 2017

The Enchanted Rose is ON SALE + A GIVEAWAY!




~ The Enchanted Rose (Finding Gold, Book Two) ~ 
YA Fantasy Romance ~ Can be read as a stand-alone

Can true love weather magic's storm? 

Princess Roselyn is betrothed to Prince Chavez, but her heart belongs to Prince Osric. As the royal wedding approaches, they only have a few days left to be together. Osric fears losing Roselyn and will do anything to be with her, turning to magic in hopes that it will provide the answer. A white rose, enchanted with love, so long as its petals remain white, will bind the hearts of those who speak words of love.

One rose, two hearts, ten words, and they will be together forever . . . until a storm clouds the night sky, and by morning, the world is dark. Every enchantment is broken, every spell undone. All magic has been destroyed, and once the white rose turns red, Roselyn and Osric will be forced to remain apart. With only four days to save their love, they must learn how to restore magic to the land . . . or their chances of being together forever are gone.



Giveaway


Enter to win a silicone bracelet, 
The Enchanted Rose necklace, 
signed bookmark,
and a multicolor LED Rose Light! 


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Moirai by Ali Winters ~ Cover Reveal!



Title: The Moirai (The Hunted series: Book 3)
Author: Ali Winters
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: TBA


Even Death has a price to pay.

Still heartbroken, Nivian has lost the will to reap. Even as she’s groomed to become the next Fate Keeper she’s nothing more than a shadow of her former self.

Torn between protecting the balance and ending her pain, Nivian searches for something to put her heart at ease. When stumbles upon a hidden text in the Tome of Fate where she learns that her hearts deepest wish is not yet out of reach.

Nivian seeks the Moirai for the key to her heart’s desires. Traveling though purgatory and into the heart of Hades’s layer, she must complete the trials before time runs out or be doomed to live a half life for eternity.

With her duty at war with her heart, Nivian will tear the underworld apart to right a mistake.



Grab BOOK ONE and TWO now and start the Amazon bestselling series today!
Buy now or read free on Kindle Unlimited HERE!



~ About The Author ~ 



Ali Winters was born and raised in the Pacific North West where she developed her love of nature, animals, and all things green.
For as long as she can remember, she’s been mesmerized by the extraordinary world of books and fantasy. There has never been a time when stories were not begging to be told, either by drawing, photography, or writing.
With encouragement from one of her favorite authors, she jumped in, head first, to pursue the career that had been calling to her since the day she opened her first book.
She has a deep love for coffee, tea, warm blankets, dogs, creating art in any medium she can get her hands on, and family


You can follow Ali on these social platforms.




Friday, August 4, 2017

Shattered Worlds Box Set & GIVEAWAY!


Escape into twenty-three epic worlds that will leave you breathless.

From dystopian nightmares to gorgeous steampunk and fantasy settings to fairy-tale retellings and beyond, SHATTERED WORLDS has every story you've been dying to get your hands on!

This unique Young Adult/New Adult collection, inspired by the creative minds of today's New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors, promises to satisfy your cravings for action and adventure as you experience rune magic and time-travel, overthrow corrupt governments, meet reapers and aliens, battle dragons, fall hopelessly in love, and break ancient curses, right alongside some of the bravest characters in fantasy fiction!

Each book within this collection is exclusive to the set and can't be found anywhere else.

Preorder now for your passport to SHATTERED WORLDS!


 Links



Shattered Worlds Authors
- J.L. Weil, USA Today Bestselling Author
- J.A. Culican, USA Today Bestselling Author
- J.A. Armitage, USA Today Bestselling Author
- N.R. Larry, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author
- Jane Redd, USA Today Bestselling Author
- Miranda Hardy, USA Today Bestselling Author
- Julie Hall, International Bestselling Author
- Cameo Renae, International Bestselling Author
- Jen Minkman, International Bestselling Author
- Cindy M. Hogan, Bestselling Author
- Elana Johnson, Bestselling Author
- Rebecca Rode, International Bestselling Author


(Click the author’s name to visit their site!)



~ Shattered Worlds Boxed Set Trailer ~


Giveaway & Shattered Worlds Pre-Release Party
Note: Due to the high number of giveaways being offered by the authors on the Shattered Worlds website, there sadly will be no scavenger hunt. Many thanks to those who were interested and so sorry for the change of events!

The Shattered Worlds authors have generously offered to give away 17 e-books to one winner. Fill out the form to enter! Open INT.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Beauty's Thief is ON SALE for 99¢!!




~ Beauty’s Thief (Finding Gold, Book Four) ~ YA Fantasy Romance ~

Not every monster has claws—not every beauty is kind.

Born a princess, raised to be queen, but living as a servant, Avalyn never realized she would pay the price for her father’s mistakes. Now Avalyn is living in a castle not her own, a slave to an evil witch who wants revenge on the man who betrayed her trust and ruined her.

For Avalyn, her real punishment has yet to begin.

She will be cursed to work for the witch for the next one hundred years unless true love can find its way into the castle and into her heart.

Now the princess’s freedom rests in the hands of a lowly thief who cares only for himself.

*Each book in the Finding Gold Series can be read as a stand-alone*

~ Amazon




Friday, July 7, 2017

How to write 40k words in a single day!



I started writing in 2006 at the age of 13. My first book took seven years to write. The story it started as is not what it ended up becoming. The title changed, the setting changed, the plot changed, and basically it morphed from a single thought into a full world containing a series of stories (now known as the Finding Gold Series). 

Upon finishing that final version I submitted the book to a publisher already 99% sure it would be rejected, but knowing if I didn't do something with it  I would never move on.  

With notebooks filled with ideas, I moved onto something new; the book now published as Only Half Alive. It took me 13 days to write. 

First book = 7 Years. Second book = 13 days. 

What changed? Well, first of all, I didn't really care what that second book turned into. I just wanted to have fun. I let the story take me where it wanted to go, no questions asked. Whereas the first book was my baby! My precious first story that had to be perfect!

After seven years of writing, I was already good at typing fast. Whether I'm sprinting online or at a writer's retreat, my typing speed is constantly questioned. "How can you write so fast?", "Did you really write that much?", "It's not even possible." But the truth of the matter is, YES, I can write that fast, I do write that much, and yes, it's possible.

After my first book was published I was introduced to the world of sprinting. No, authors are not meeting up to go for a jog. Writing sprints! And I quickly learned I was a bit competitive. I finally found a sport I could win at. 

The sprint group I joined welcomed me and I found a new way to write books faster. Most sprints were 30 minutes to an hour long. This worked for the first little while. But the more I did it, the faster I learned that I would only write for a short period of time and then get distracted the rest of my writing time. 


Introducing the new schedule!

First, one thing you have to know is I'm a bit odd. Some people joke that I have OCD. I don't  know if that's true or not but I like things to have order. So joining sprints (that most often started at random times and ended just the same) was a bit stressful for me. 

I created my own sprinting schedule. I start the sprint at *8pm and write for twenty-five minutes (until 8:25pm). I give myself a five-minute break. And then I start again at 8:30. I go for twenty-five minutes (until 8:55pm), take a five-minute break, and start up again at 9pm. 

*Times are just examples. 

This schedule took my writing from 500-1000 words every thirty minutes to roughly 1000-5000 words every twenty-five minutes (on average). 

Life changing! 

The questions kept coming ...

The sprinting made a huge difference. But that's not the sole reason I can write as fast as I do. And after being asked "How do you write so fast?" so many times, I decided to put together an actual list of ways I accomplish it. 

  • 1.      DO NOT EDIT. I know you are tempted to stop and agonize over every single word while writing them. DON’T DO IT! IT’S A TRAP (read that in Ackbar’s voice).
  • 2.      Write with your eyes closed. This helps in many ways. The first of which is you won’t be able to see the things you want to fix, and therefore will listen to the number one tip.
  • 3.      Envision what you are writing. This is another reason to write with your eyes closed. Picture the scene, the moment, the characters. Put yourself in that situation.
  • 4.      Speak out loud. You will sound like a crazy raving lunatic to anyone nearby. This is why I write in the comforts of home, where no one will walk by, hear me talking to myself, and question my sanity (although my sanity is still questioned … often). But really, if you’re struggling (or even if you’re not) with dialogue, a great way to fix this is to have the conversation with yourself out loud, so you can hear how it sounds. Is it realistic? Would your character really speak that way?
  • 5.      Act it out. Again, I don’t recommend this if you’re in public. But acting out a scene can be a great way to figure out if it would work, how it would work, and if it conveys the right emotion for the scene. Don’t be afraid to get up in the middle of a sprint and quickly act out a scene you can’t get on the paper.
  • 6.      Skip around. If you can’t write the current scene in your book, don’t be afraid to skip to the next scene, or chapter, or end. Just keep writing!
  • 7.      Wear headphones. Make sure what you’re listening to matches the tone of the scene you’re currently working on. Don’t listen to something romantic while writing an epic battle scene. That will (most likely) NOT help.
  • 8.      Don’t get distracted by Facebook and other social media sites. Once you get pulled in there is no getting pulled out. I say this from experience. If you’re sprinting with people on Facebook just keep that conversation/post up, but do not go to any other page. And even at that, I recommend you find a less distracting place to sprint.
  • 9.      When you reach a scene where you don’t know how to describe something or you know you’re using the wrong word to convey something, put the word/description in parenthesis and move on. Once in the editing stages search for the parenthesis and fix those spots. This right here is probably the tip that saves me the most. 
Through these things, I managed to write just over 40,000 words in a single day. 

   I hope this is helpful! 
As I discover more secrets to writing faster I will share them!
 Feel free to post questions in the comments!