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Jess Haines & Ardeur Winners

Aaaand back to our regularly scheduled programming…

First off, I’d like to thank both Jess Haines and Smart Pop Books for providing the books in their respective giveaways. It’s always appreciated, and Jess, it was great to get to know you a bit better and share your ultimate coolness with the rest of the world! 😀 

Second, I really enjoyed reading everyone’s comments, questions and answers for these two posts! It was awesome to see many old followers and a whole bunch of new people. Welcome to my lair newbies, I hope to see you all around in the comments. *Grins & waves*

For the Hunted By The Others giveaway, we had 30 commenters with a grand total of 138 entries! The general consensus was that most people were “for” watching a big budget vampire vs. werewolf movie. Unsurprisingly, the Underworld movies were frequently mentioned as examples. (They are some of my favorite movies).

Now on to the winners: supplied me with the #10, so Lisa Richards, congratulations!! I hope you’ll love Hunted By The Others as much as I did.  🙂

For the Ardeur giveaway, we had 24 commenters with 78 entries in total. Let me tell you, it was great to hear from a whole bunch of Anita Blake fans, all the things they love about the series! I too am a long-time fan and am excited to see what other authors have to say about it. I’m looking forward to reading Ardeur too. chose #53, so Kate L, congrats and a hip hip hooray! 😀

Ladies: Can you please email me your mailing info at sidhevicious(at)shaw(dot)ca so I can forward it on to get your books out to you. As always, if I haven’t heard back from the winner/s in 7 days, new name/s will be drawn from the eligible entrants.


May 5, 2010 Posted by | Contest, Contests, Uncategorized, Winners | , , , | 4 Comments


I used to pick the winners from both the Sonya Bateman giveaway and from Mary Hughes giveaway, so here they are!

A signed copy of Sonya Bateman’s Master of None: #81 – Christine H

An e-book copy of Biting Me Softly: #19 – Yesenia

Your choice of an e-book of Biting Nixie, The Bite Of Silence or Bite My Fire: #37 –  Stella (Ex Libris)

Congratulations Ladies!! 🙂 Please contact me at sidhevicious(at)shaw(dot)ca. If I haven’t heard back from the winners in 7 days, new names will be drawn from the eligable entrants.


 A huge thanks goes out to Sonya Bateman & Mary Hughes! It was a pleasure to have you ladies here at SVR. 🙂

I’d also like to thank everyone who left comments to be entered. I really enjoyed reading your answers and hope to see more of you all here at SVR.

If you didn’t win, I still have a giveaway to win a signed copy of Jess Haines’ debut urban fantasy, Hunted By The Others HERE, and a chance to win a copy of Ardeur: 14 Writers On The Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series HERE.

Happy Reading everyone. 🙂

This gorgeous fae graphic is “Beauty_with_wings_by_Dezzan”


April 29, 2010 Posted by | Contest, Contests, Uncategorized, Winners | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Brigit Zahara – Winner

We have another winner to announce! ROBIN HARRIS, Congratulations!! 🙂 Could you please contact me at sidhevicious(at)shaw(dot)ca  so I can forward your info on to Brigit. Thank you to everyone who entered and to Brigit Zahara & the great folks at Morgan Promotions Inc.

April 8, 2010 Posted by | Contests, Winners | , , | 1 Comment

Mark Henry – Winner & Questions Answered

I was up way too late last night and woke up way too early this morning, so bear with me if I ramble, lol.  In Mark’s V-Log, he asked commentors to ask him questions, so here, my pretties, are your answers! 🙂


Amy asks: What types of books/authors inspire you and your work?

I love memoirists like Augusten Burroughs, David Sedaris and Jen Lancaster (who both appears in a scene in Happy Hour and just so happens to also blurb the book). Any humorist that manages to keep me enthralled through a full-length book is a hero.

Robin K asks: Are your main characters female or male? Do you find it awkward to write in the female perspective? Does it require research [insert giggle]?

I write both male and female protagonists, depending on the series. And no, I’m perfectly comfortable writing in either genre. I was a psychotherapist for 12 years and pretty familiar with how women think and talk.

Sue asks: what do you think you bring to the table as a male author, that’s different from woman authors writing in the same genre?

I think I bring a very dark sense of humor, which is definitely an original voice in this genre. Also, I’m not in the least bit loyal to the framework of urban fantasy, my job is to write a comedy. All the zombies, vamps and such, are incidental.

Jess asks: Chocolate or coffee, there can be only one?

Coffee. No question.

Stephanie M. asks: how many more books will be in your series?

At the moment, it looks like we’re ending at Battle of the Network Zombies. There were initially 5 planned, but sales were less than spectacular. My publisher is monitoring the sales of the reissue of Happy Hour of the Damned, and if they do well enough, has expressed interest in another book. But I’m not holding my breath.

Barbara E. asks: what else would you like to write about besides zombies? I’m sure you’ve got some ideas in your head just dying to come out, can you give us a hint?

I’ve completed a YA manuscript under a pseudonym (Daniel Marks) and sold a short story set in the same world that will debut in the anthology, Kiss Me Deadly, coming in July. I’m also working on a VERY dark erotica with another writer and have two other adult urban fantasy-comedy series planned and in various states of done-ness.

Taylor T. asks: As a fellow author trying to make it, and find inspiration to write through a major block, how the hell do you do it, Mark? How do you keep going even in the face of negativity? Do you ever have writer’s block?
What’s your best advice, besides maybe telling me to run?

You bust through the block by being flexible. When I can’t think of what’s next, I often write a super dirty sex scene. Gets the juices flowing, so to speak. It also stretches you to get visceral and emotional. When I return to the spot where I blocked I bring that attitude with me. As far as negativity, I’m not sure what you mean. There are definitely people who hate me books, but they don’t bother me in the slightest. After all, I don’t know them (nor would I want to, considering I’m so much like Amanda, if they hate her, they’re really going to hate me—lol). So my best advice is to read widely and well, you’ll never write any better than what you admire.

Beverly G. asks: If you were a self help guru and the life coach for the perv-challenged how would you motivate them into becoming less prudish and more perverted?

I’d institute a rapid desensitization program. Keep them near me for several weeks at a time until they got used to the near-constant stream of filth!

Ruthie asks: what really made you decide to write your books on zombies?

The fact that underneath this pasty white chubbiness, I’m actually DEAD!!!


 LOL, Mark always cracks me up, even when he’s being tame serious.  😀 Now on to the winner of the copy of Happy Hour Of The Damned! gave me #8, so Amy, you’re the winner. Congrats! Could you please send me your mailing info so I can forward it on to Mark? My email is sidhevicious(at)shaw(dot)ca.

Congrats Amy!

 Yes, I found a zombie Hello Kitty just to send my congrats in the Mark Henry contest. 😀 As always, the winner has 7 days to contact me or a new name will be drawn from the eligable entrants.

A huge thanks to Mark Henry for the hilarious guest V-Log and for supplying a copy of HHOTD to our winner. My gratitude also for all the great comments by the entrants!

April 7, 2010 Posted by | Contests, Winners | , , , , | 2 Comments

Sean Cummings – Winner

Better late than never right? *blinks innocently* Moving = complete chaos and exhaustion. That’s all I have to say. gave me #25, so Tawania, come on down, you’re the next winner on SVR!! 😀 Please email me your snail mail info at sidhevicious(at)shaw(dot)ca so I can forward your info on to Sean, and he’ll get your book sent out to you.


 Thank you to Sean Cummings for coming by SVR to guest blog and for supplying a signed copy of Shade Fright. I enjoyed everyone’s comments! If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 7 days, a new winner will be drawn from the eligable comments.

March 28, 2010 Posted by | Contest, Contests, Uncategorized, Winners | , , | 1 Comment

Angelology – Winner

Sorry I’m late posting this. Packing & moving all my belongings next door one box at a time is killing me! (Keep in mind that I have Fibromyalgia and own about 3000 books. Pain has been my mistress for it seems like forever. )

My thanks to everyone who entered and to generosity of the awesome people at Viking/Penguin for supplying the copy of Angelology. We had 18 commentors with 53 entries. gave me #6, so Van P, Congratulations!! 🙂 Please email me at sidhevicious(at)shaw(dot)ca with your snail mail info so I can pass it on to the publicist and they’ll get your book out to you.


If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 7 days, a new name will be drawn from all eligible entrants.

March 20, 2010 Posted by | Contest, Contests, Winners | , , | 1 Comment

Erica Hayes – Winner

A huge thanks to all the entrants for your great comments! The general consensus was that the dark/dangerous or unseelie fae are more attractive. I’d also like to thank Erica for guest blogging and for supplying the signed copy of Shadowglass! 😀 gave me #64 from 76 entries. Congrats to Dawn for winning the copy of Shadowglass!! 🙂 Please email me at sidhevicious(at)shaw(dot)ca with your snail mail info so I can forward it on to Erica.

If, by chance, I don’t hear back from the winner, a new winner will be drawn from the eligible entrants.

March 15, 2010 Posted by | Contest, Contests, Winners | , , | Leave a comment

Naomi Clark – Winner gave me # 3, so Miranda, Congrats! You’ve won the print copy of Naomi Clark’s Silver Kiss. 😀 Please email me at sidhevicious(at)shaw(dot)ca with your snail mail info so I can forward it on to Naomi and she’ll get your book out to you. And in case you missed it in the comments of the giveaway post, Scott Romanski was the winner of the e-book copy of Silver Kiss! Congrats again to Scott.


 To everyone who commented, my thanks for participating. I have more contests on-going and coming up right away!

A huge thanks to Naomi & the staff at Queered Fiction for coming by to guest blog and for providing the winners with their copies of Silver Kiss, as well as my review copy.

(I can not remember where I got the pic of these two adorable goth girl figurines from, so if you’re the artist or know who the artist is, please let me know in the comments so I can credit them 🙂 )

March 8, 2010 Posted by | Contest, Contests, Winners | , , | 3 Comments

Dusk – Winner gave me #5, so Congrats to Carol Thompson!! Can you email me at sidhevicious(at)shaw(dot)ca. I’ll need your email addy to send to Lana so she can contact you about what format you’d like the e-book in. Thanks to everyone who entered. 🙂


March 1, 2010 Posted by | Contest, Contests, Winners | , , | 2 Comments

EOS Book Winners

After much tabulating and using the numbers/winners are:

4 – Patricia A – Kim Harrison

49 – Renee – Kim Harrison

86 – Tracey D – A.E. Moorat

1 – Micki K – A.E. Moorat

76 – Anne1456 – Robin Hobb

109 – Terra Studer – Robin Hobb

Congrats Everyone! 🙂 If you could all send your mailing info to me at sidhevicious(at)shaw(dot)ca I will forward it to the publisher to get your books out to you. A huge thanks to all who entered.

February 22, 2010 Posted by | Contest, Winners | , , | 3 Comments