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Naomi Clark – Winner


Random.org 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.

Congrats!!

 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

Naomi Clark – Guest Blog & Giveaway


Today I have Naomi Clark , author of Silver Kiss here guest blogging along with a giveaway! Let’s give her a warm welcome. 🙂

Book Description:

Ayla Hammond has come home.
After years as a lone wolf in a self-imposed exile she’s rejoining the pack and trying to mend fences with her parents.
She’s convinced them to accept her girlfriend, but can a lone wolf change her ways?
As if homecoming wasn’t hard enough, Ayla also can’t help getting involved in a missing person case.
With pressure to solve the case mounting from the pack alphas, Ayla is starting to question where her loyalties lie – and if a return to the pack she left behind is really what she wants.

Did you know that silver bullets didn’t exist in werewolf mythology until the 1940s? Like a lot of other things we now take for granted with our werewolves, it was invented by Hollywood – specifically for the film Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man.

Hollywood also gave us monkshood (a key part of SILVER KISS’s plot!) and pentagrams as weapons against werewolves. Not to mention the idea of a werewolf passing on its curse by biting and scratching, and a werewolf’s victim transforming at the first full moon after their attack.

One of the things I wanted to do with SILVER KISS was mix up traditional werewolf lore with my own ideas. So whilst you won’t find my werewolves attacking humans and turning them into shapeshifters, you will see that monkshood is definitely a weakness. And you won’t see any pentagrams or mysterious gypsies hanging around, but you will see full moons and plenty of silver… although maybe not the kind you think…

Follow the SILVER KISS BLOG TOUR (http://www.queeredfiction.com/silverkiss.htm) for more chances to win.  Check out the itinerary and join me on the next step of the tour. 

Visit the Silver Kiss page at http://www.queeredfiction.com/silverkiss.htm for a reading as Naomi Clark reads from Wolf Strap! (Released in parts over the course of the blog tour!)

Giveaway Details:

I’ve got a great contest for everyone.  There’s an ebook for a winner at the end of today and everyone who enters now will also be in the running for winning a signed print copy of SILVER KISS drawn at the end of the week. 2 Winners!  Just answer this simple question in your comment to be entered into both competitions:

Giveaway Question:

What’s your favourite werewolf film? Are you a fan of the old classics, or do you prefer the modern spins?

 Tweet about it @queeredfiction and #silverkiss for more entries into the drawings!

 

Good Luck Everyone! Naomi will be popping by to answer questions or reply to comments. 🙂

March 3, 2010 Posted by | Contest, Contests, Guest Blogger, New Book Releases | , , , | 11 Comments

Silver Kiss – Spotlight & Review


Silver Kiss by Naomi Clark (e-Book)

 
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 240 KB
  • Publisher: QueeredFiction (February 22, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00390BEBW
  • Book Description:

    “Ayla Hammond has come home.
    After years as a lone wolf in a self-imposed exile she’s rejoining the pack and trying to mend fences with her parents.
    She’s convinced them to accept her girlfriend, but can a lone wolf change her ways?
    As if homecoming wasn’t hard enough, Ayla also can’t help getting involved in a missing person case.
    With pressure to solve the case mounting from the pack alphas, Ayla is starting to question where her loyalties lie – and if a return to the pack she left behind is really what she wants.”

    My Thoughts:

    Silver Kiss was a good read. I enjoyed the details of werewolves and their pack, the characters were engaging, the plot and pacing were steady and strong and there were interesting obstacles for the characters to over come. I can also relate to the aspect of coming home after several years away and having to re-adjust to being around family, lol. It’s an onging issue around here for me!

    I also found it to be an interesting read because it’s obvious that Naomi Clark is from the UK, and for me it’s cool to see the small differences in words and sayings that they have compared to us here in Canada or in the USA. It was a pleasant change to read a book by a UK author.

    I will admit to being a bit aprehensive to reading about a same sex couple when I was approached to review this book, but I am happy that I agreed to review it. It wasn’t forced and was written with class and taste. A good couple is a good couple regardless of gender and putting that couple into a good story is tantamount to success.

    Silver Kiss is a good solid urban fantasy with bite.

             3.5

    Buy Silver Kiss at:

    Amazon or go to Queered Fiction to find non-kindle formats.

    To find out more about Naomi Clark and her writing, go to her website.

    March 3, 2010 Posted by | New Book Releases, New Covers - Release Dates, New Releases, On My Bookshelf, Reviews, Spotlight On... | , , , , | Leave a comment