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Welcome to the Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop!


Hello everyone!

The Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Yara @ Once Upon A Twilight has officially started! It will run from 12:01 AM EST on April 6 and end at 11:59 PM EST on April 12.

I’ll be giving away a $10 Paypal payment to one lucky winner!

To enter, all you need to do is sign up for my mailing list–right sidebar, under my picture. :-)

Here’s a list of all participating blogs:

The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing Workshop, February 6 – 24, 2012

I’ll be offering my Slippery Art of Book Reviewing Workshop at Lowcountry Romances Writers from February 6 to 24. The deadline to register is February 2nd. The price: $16.00.

For details, please visit: http://lowcountryrwa.com/online-workshops/#FEB

This will be a group workshop. If you’re interested in an individual workshop, please visit my workshop page for details.

Happy New Year!

Enter the Boost Your Buzz $1,000 HOLIDAY Giveaway!

Enter the Boost Your Buzz $1,000 HOLIDAY Giveaway! One lucky person is going to win $1000 USD paid via Paypal!

Gain entries in this giveaway by joining my mailing list and following me on Facebook and Twitter. You can be entered on Social Media Junkie & Simply Stacie (you only have to enter on one of the sites as the forms will be the same on each)

The giveaway starts December 1st 12 am EST and will run until December 15th 11:59 pm EST and is open worldwide.

$1,000 CASH prize will be delivered via Paypal after the winner has confirmed. The winner has 48 hours to confirm their winning notification. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours of receipt of the winning email a new winner will them be drawn and so on and so forth.

Boost Your Buzz $1,000 HOLIDAY Giveaway can be entered on Social Media Junkie & Simply Stacie (you only have to enter on one of the sites as the forms will be the same on each).

Embraced by the Shadows blog tour & two FREE ebooks!

Dear Readers,

I’d like to announce the release of my paranormal suspense novel, EMBRACED BY THE SHADOWS, now available on Kindle for $2.99. 

Here’s a blurb:

In a bazaar in Istanbul one evening, ten-year-old Alana Piovanetti sees a man standing in the shadows. He smiles, and over time she convinces herself that it was just her imagination that placed sharp fangs amongst those flashing teeth.

Twelve years later, Alana is surprised when she is chosen to manage a new restaurant opening in her home city of San Juan. She has neither training nor experience to justify her success. But La Cueva del Vampiro has the kind of ambience she adores, for Alana has always had a penchant for horror and the dark side of life. Yet she is also plagued with dreams of dark sensuality, dreams that take on shattering reality when she meets the stunningly handsome, charismatic Sadash.

For Sadash is the man she saw in the shadows so many years before…and Sadash isn’t human….

You may read the prologue and first chapter here: http://twilighttimesbooks.com/EmbracedbyShadows_ch1.html

The link to Kindle is:

http://www.amazon.com/Embraced-by-the-Shadows-ebook/dp/B005T4DPCM/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1318158557&sr=1-2

The story features a Latina protagonist and a Turkish vampire.  I hope you’ll give it a try!

To celebrate the release of my novel, I’m giving away two of my other books for free. This offer will run until Halloween night only. Of course, I hope you’ll consider supporting my work by purchasing a copy of Embraced by the Shadows, but if for whatever reason you decide not to, the two free ebooks are still yours to download. This is my Halloween gift to you! :-)

The FREE ebooks I’m giving away are: Dark Lullaby and Cat Cellar and Other Stories and they’re available in various formats on Smashwords:

Dark Lullaby https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/94529

The Cat Cellar and Other Stories https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95031

Enjoy! Happy reading and happy Halloween!

I want to thank all the wonderful bloggers who will be hosting me on their blogs and/or reviewing my novel this October. THANK YOU!

Here’s my blog tour schedule, put together by my fabulous publicist, Donna McDine:

10/10 – Anna’s Book Blog – http://annavivian.blogspot.com/2011/10/guest-blog-with-mayra-calvani-offer-of.html – Guest post.

10/14 – Books, Products and More! – http://booktoursandmore.blogspot.com – Spotlight.

10/13 – Readinista – www.readinista.com – Interview.

10/17 – The Kindle Fever – www.thekindlefever.blogspot.com – Guest post.

10/20 – Colette, Buckeye Girl Reads – www.lovesromances.blogspot.com – Guest post.

10/21 – Vamp Chix – www.vampchix.blogspot.com – Guest post and giveaway.

10/24 – Book Lovers Inc – www.bookloversinc.com – Guest post.

10/25 – Vamp Chix Read Books – www.vampchixreadbooks.blogspot.com – Excerpt and giveaway.

10/26 – A Book Lover’s Dream – www.abooklovesdream.com – Guest post.

10/28 – Itzel Library – www.the-itzel-library.blogspot.com – Interview.

10/30 – Read All Over – www.read-all-over.net – Guest post, excerpt and giveaway.