Contest and Interview Today!

August 17, 2010 at 7:06 am (Author Interviews, Contests, Deborah Cooke) (, , , , , )

There’s a contest today and interview with me, over at Bitten By Books. The event starts at noon central time and the prizes are five copies of WHISPER KISS.

Here’s what’s already on their site.

Stop by and say hello!

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Winner of Passion Untamed

September 1, 2009 at 10:20 pm (Contests, Winners) (, )

Hi all, and thanks again for offering such a warm welcome to Pamela Palmer as our guest blogger last week!  The winner of Passion Untamed, chosen randomly by my husband who hadn’t seen the list of commenters, is EMOORE.  EMoore, please email me at with your name and address and I will see it gets to Pamela.  Congrats EMOORE!!!!

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Dakota’s Contest Winner

April 14, 2009 at 9:07 am (Contests, General, Winners)

Hey Ladies, and thanks so much for participating in Dakota’s contest! Wow!  That’s alot of comments. 🙂 What an awesome group of comments too!

Using a totally unbiased number choice system, (I asked someone not involved to choose a number), Our winner is CHRIS, who was comment provider #53, who’s blog is Stumbling Over Chaos!  Congrats to Chris!  Please send me an email at with your choice of two books from the authors here on SSR, and include your address.  I’ll see to it Dakota gets it!

And again, thanks so much Dakota for joining us on our blog.  We hope you will continue to visit with us!

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The Nameksake Contest

February 25, 2009 at 7:38 am (Contests, Winners)

By Teresa D’Amario

Hi all, sorry it took me so long to post this – I was on a plane instead of being where I wanted to be on Monday, and was brainlessly exhausted yesterday.

So, for the Namesake contest, of what happens to Teresa in Pleasure Unbound and Kiss of Fate, our winner is Lillie Applegaerth.  Congrats Lillie!  Email me again at with your address for your free copy of Tigress by the Tail!

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Wolfy and Demony Goodness

February 6, 2009 at 9:08 am (Contests, Larissa Ione)

dufinal_200It’s release month for the second book in my Demonica series (technically, Desire Unchained is a March book, but since it releases on the 24th of this month, I say it’s release month now!)

This book features a demon who can shapeshift and a heroine with some shapeshifting issues of her own. If you’ve read Pleasure Unbound, you’re familiar with the world, and if not, well, you can win it!

Just stop by Lurvalamode and check out my interview there, and leave a comment — you could win either Pleasure Unbound or Desire Unchained — your choice!

There’s also an amazing review up for Desire Unchained, as well.

Hope to see you there!

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New Dragon Author Saying “Hello” and a Contest!

February 1, 2009 at 12:01 pm (Contests, Meagan Hatfield)

blue-dragonHello everyone!  My name is Meagan Hatfield and today I’m going to be giving you all a teaser of my upcoming dark paranormal dragon story.  But first I’d like to thank the lovely and talented shapeshifter ladies for letting me join the fold.  I’m truly in awe and have serious fangirl moments everytime I check in here.  *smiles* 

Oh, and I have to mention that I saw Underworld – Rise of the Lycans last night…ohmigosh, it rocked the casbah!  I totally agree with Marcia – definitely a B+, maybe even an A from me, since I knew all the flaws going in and therefore failed to think they were that huge.  

It’s funny that I’m just a few posts behind Marcia’s wonderful review of Underworld 3.  Not only did I go yesterday, see and love it just as I knew I would, I actually used the phrase ‘it’s like Underworld with dragons instead of werewolves’ in my query letter to help pitch Book 1 in my dragon-shifter series, DRAGON FIRE.  lol!    

Now, I don’t know about other writers, but when I first starting writing toward publication, I was convinced I would never write anything but historical romance.  I just couldn’t see myself being able to branch out into a multi-genre writer.  Then I was asked to participate in an anthology with three other authors, and decided to try my hand at something maybe a little dark and a whole lot paranormal – my first shifter story.  I set what became my award-winning novella, “Claiming the Lamb” (now out of print) in a world of battling vampires and dragon-shifting heroes.  I absolutely adored writing it and I loved, Lachlan – the sexy alpha dragon.  There was something about him, about his story, his past that, no matter what project I happened to be working on, always kept talking to me.  So, I continued to write my historical romance novel, while tinkering with my idea of writing something similar and yet new and different from CTL on the side, adding plot ideas, character notes, etc. 

Then one day, the perfect reason came along for me to sit down and commit to said dragon story…I won a first chapter critique from an editor at Silhouette Nocturne – the perfect house for the characters and stories going through my mind.  So, I sat down, wrote the story that had been brewing for the better part of a year and sent it off to New York.  Never did I think winning that critique would lead to selling my book.  But boy am I glad it did!  I’m so excited to be writing these about these yummy dragon heroes and the women who can’t resist them!   

All right, teaser and CONTEST time!  This one is easy.  Just watch the book trailer for DRAGON FIRE


Then post a comment below with the dragon hero’s name, and you could win this beautiful dragon bangle bracelet! 


I’d also love to hear what everyone thinks of dragons as shifter heroes in general, so if you have an opinion, if you love them or if you like wolves or vampires better, just holler!  I’ll be popping in and selecting a winner tomorrow.

Good luck!   


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Holiday Extravaganza Winner’s List

December 30, 2008 at 1:03 pm (Contests, Winners) ()

Hi all. 🙂 I meant to have this post earlier this morning, but I slept late after being up REALLY late last nite writing. So here is our list of winners! If your name is on this list, please email me at and give me your NAME/EMAIL/MAILING ADDRESS. I will then hand that information off to the author for the book you have won. 🙂 If there is no title next to your name, it means it is still author’s choice, or perhaps she intends to give YOU a choice as to which to choose. For Larissa’s winner, there IS a choice already given, so make sure you tell me which one you want!

Winner #/ Participating Author/ Winner /Title won
Book 1 /AJ Hampton/ Diedre /
Book 2 / Deborah Cooke/ Amy / Kiss of Fire
Book 3 / Jennifer St. Giles /Donna / Kiss of Darkness
Book 4 / Larissa Ione / Diane M / Pleasure unbound or Snowbound
Book 5 / Lori Devoti / Carmen /
Book 6 / Marcia Colette / Eva S. /
Book 7 / Michele Hauf / AztecLady/ Winter Kissed
Book 8 / Rebecca York / Terri W. / Ghost Moon
Book 9 / Teresa D’Amario / cyclops8 / SheWolf
Book 10/ Terry Spear / Paula / Heart of the Wolf

Congratulations one and all! What an awesome time I had, reading all the posts. For the entire two weeks my email was filled with fun and laughter, and I truly had a great time reading every single one of them. Thank you so much for participating in our Holiday Extravaganza! Remember to email me at to claim your prize!

And to one and all, I wish you an amazing 2009! May it be filled with love, joy, happiness and financial security!

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Holiday Extravaganza, Question #4, Larissa Ione

December 18, 2008 at 6:00 am (Contests, Larissa Ione)

Hi, and welcome back to our Holiday Extravaganza. Today’s winner will receive their choice of either Pleasure Unbound or Snowbound (ebook) from Larissa Ione!

Question of the Day: Turkey, Ham, or both – what is your main dish for the holiday meal? Do something different? Share that too!

(Larissa, being a vegetarian, doesn’t do either, to the annoyance of her carnivorous shapeshifters…)

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Holiday Extravaganza, Contest Question 2, Deborah Cooke

December 16, 2008 at 6:00 am (Contests, Deborah Cooke) (, , , , )

Hi everyone! Welcome back! Hope the holidays are treating you with kindness.

Today’s contest is for Deborah Cooke’s KISS OF FIRE!

Today’s question for the 16th of December: Have you ever purposely walked beneath the mistletoe, hoping for a kiss?

All prizes will be announced on 30 December.

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Excerpt and Contest

November 6, 2008 at 11:23 am (Contests, Deborah Cooke) (, , , )

I forgot all about this promo until this morning. Oops!

There’s an excerpt from KISS OF FATE (Dragonfire #3, coming in February 2009) posted at the Writers Vineyard – it actually went up yesterday – as part of their holiday/winter celebration. (I have winter, not holiday in this one. And dragons.) It’s a different excerpt than the one on my site, so pop by and have a read.

It’s HERE.

If you comment, you can win an advanced reading copy of KISS OF FATE. This is Erik’s book and I really like it…good luck!

Deborah Cooke

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