Cool Contests, Annotated Version, Grand Prizes

Blog Tour: Blogging at The Burton Review about my Tang Dynasty muses. I’m the guest author this week at Unusual Historicals and you can comment up until next Sunday to be entered to win a copy of Butterfly Swords. Also blogging about Mashups and Crossovers with pics of my inspirational Fast Draft collages.

Review Round-Up: A C+ Review for Butterfly Swords from Vagabond. One shining spot is the reviewer is interested in Adrian and Miya’s story. Also a pair of reviews from Poisoned Rationality. One for The Taming of Mei Lin and one for Butterfly Swords. The Romance Reviews is launching their new book portal site and featuring a giveaway for Butterfly Swords on the site.


We’re reaching the mid-point of October, so I can definitely say the Butterfly Swords Launch is underway. Fly little book, fly…

This is the last week to enter for the Grand Prize giveaways. I’m quite excited about the prizes as they’re very special to me:

The “butterfly swords”

from my costume

Color poster of

Wendy Wang’s artwork

Butterfly Swords

with author commentary

I realized, however, that there are some people who are entered multiple times and fans of Butterfly Swords. There are others signed up who may not have read it yet. So if any winner wants to opt for just a nice clean copy of Butterfly Swords to read, instead of the geeky annotated version, I’ll happily make the switch. I figured I’d then put any traded prizes up in next year’s Brenda Novak auction or some other worthy cause.

There is also another pretty cool Butterfly Swords contest going on, hosted by Bria Quinlan, YA author and one of my trusted readers. The pictures so far gave me a good laugh. I hope there will be a couple more entries. It’s always good to smile.

I’m tempted to enter a picture of my Asian books collection because…I got some game there. Though, of course, I’d be ineligible to win.

Two more signings this month! This Saturday at the Crestwood Barnes & Noble right down the street and then next Saturday in New Jersey at the NJRW Conference. Here’s the road show. Shortly after that, Butterfly Swords will be flitting out of bookstores and only available for order online.

You can still join the celebration and enter the drawings by blogging, tweeting, and getting the word out. I’ll draw the names October 15 and post on October 16 before I head out to the MORWA meeting and my signing.

October 1 – The Road Show

Blog Tour: I’m at my Internet home away from home, Romance Divas, with an interview and book giveaway.

Review Round-Up: BookLovers Inc reviewed Butterfly Swords as well as Mrs. Giggles. A very nice lovely review for the Taming of Mei Lin at The Happily Ever After. A DNF review on Culinary Carnival for Butterfly Swords. I do believe in acknowledging all reviewers for their effort and support!

Book Chat: Dear Author is hosting a book chat for Butterfly Swords next week either Friday or Saturday. I’ll be attending–quite nervous about it! Kobo books is also having a Butterfly Swords promotion in the month of October. Click here for details and poll for times.

Also don’t forget the next Launch Celebration Drawing is at 8pm CST on October 1! And of course the BIG drawing is on October 15. Blog, Facebook, or tweet to be entered. (more details here) Come back this Friday for a special book launch video.


October 1st is the official Butterfly Swords release date as well as the kick off to the book tour. Okay, so the “road show” is a couple of trips to two conferences and two local booksignings. But it feels huge to me! I feel so authorly.

So here’s the official Butterfly Swords road show:

October 2 – Bellevue, Washington – Emerald City Writers Conference Bookfair

October 9 – O’Fallon, Missouri – Rose’s Bookhouse

October 16 – St. Louis, Missouri – MORWA chapter signing (w/ Jim & Shannon Butcher!!)

October 23 – Woodbridge, New Jersey – New Jersey Romance Writers Conference Literacy Signing

November 20 – Nashville, Tennessee – Music City Romance Writers all day event*

*Also presenting “Selling the Hard Sell” workshop

I’m looking forward to seeing new places and meeting new people.