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Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Today was release day for Immortal Rider in the UK! I'm thrilled to have my books on the shelves over there! I've made no secret of the fact that I'd live in the UK if I could, so…YAY!

On this side of the pond, Immortal Rider released last week, and this week my US readers gave me an early Christmas present — they put Immortal Rider on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists!!! I can't thank you enough!!!!

I had a really great release week (with one exception I'll tell you about in a minute,) between awesome reviews, bestseller lists, and an appearance in A Klingon Christmas Carol. Folks, if you haven't seen A Klingon Christmas Carol, I urge you to do it if you can. Even my mom, who isn't a Star Trek fan, LOVED it. I got to play a Klingon in a fun scene, and I even had a line — in Klingon! It was AWESOME. And yeah, this is me as a Klingon (makeup and costume wasn't quite finished yet. I'll share more pics later!)

Now for the exception to my great week I mentioned above.

Okay, so remember Hexe, our new puppy? Well, I'm SUPER picky about what I feed her, from her regular food to her treats. She gets nothing that isn't all natural, no grains, and has to be made in the US. I learned my lesson with a diabetic cat that a pet's health can truly suffer from diet (I even have an entire section on my website dedicated to feline nutrition.)

So anyway, Hexe got a treat that was supposedly made from quality, all natural ingredients. And ingredients I THOUGHT came from the US. Turns out, the chicken used in the treats was from China. The FDA has issued a warning about chicken treats made in China (which includes the chicken wrapped veggies and fruits that are so popular.)

I gave Hexe ONE teeny Waggin Train treat, and an hour later, she was vomiting. She vomited nonstop all day, all night, and into the morning the next day. She was horribly sick, so I rushed her to the vet. Turns out that another dog was there with the same problem…same brand of treats.

Hexe is doing better now, but it was scary. She's still on meds and needs tests to make sure her kidneys are okay. And don't think that if you've been feeding your pets these treats for months or years that they must be fine — apparently, the effects of whatever is in these treats can be cumulative, resulting in renal failure and other problems WAY too early in a pet's life.

PLEASE heed the FDA warning and don't feed treats imported from China. It's scary stuff, and it's real. My vet bill will attest to that. It's way cheaper to throw out the treats than to pay vet bills.

Okay, so scary stuff aside, it's been a good week, and I want to thank everyone who has bought Immortal Rider. Your support means so much — and it's the reason I keep writing!

(((HUGS!!!)))



Lara and Larissa’s Tote-o-Rama Giveaway!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

As fate (and publishing schedules) would have it, we both have new releases in the next couple weeks – Larissa Ione’s IMMORTAL RIDER on November 22, and Lara Adrian’s A TASTE OF MIDNIGHT (ebook novella) on December 5. Since we’ve never had releases this close together before, we’re celebrating! And we’d like to invite YOU to help us celebrate and spread the word too! Of course, no party is complete without a cool giveaway, so we’ve rounded up some autographed books and fun series merchandise for you to win. Here’s how it works:

Four chances to win an autographed totebag full of good stuff!

Visit Larissa Ione’s Facebook page. Click the LIKE button (if you haven’t already). Find her Note with this contest announcement and SHARE it on your Facebook page. Be sure to add a comment to Larissa’s Note, letting her know you’ve shared the link so she can make sure you’re entered for the contest. Then, on November 22, 2011 – release day for IMMORTAL RIDER! – Larissa will draw one random winner from the eligible entries.

Visit Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed Series Facebook page. Click the LIKE button (if you haven’t already). Find her Note with this contest announcement and SHARE it on your Facebook page. Be sure to add a comment to Lara’s Note, letting her know you’ve shared the link so she can make sure you’re entered for the contest. Then, on December 5, 2011 – release day for A TASTE OF MIDNIGHT! – Lara will draw one random winner from the eligible entries.

Sign up for Larissa’s website newsletter (if you’re not already subscribed). On December 1, 2011, Larissa will draw one random winner from all active subscribers of her newsletter.

Sign up for Lara’s website newsletter (if you’re not already subscribed). On December 5, 2011, Lara will draw one random winner from all active subscribers of her newsletter.

Note: Picture shows two totebags to show both sides of the totes. Prize is for ONE double-sided totebag autographed by both authors and is filled with items shown plus extras including signed copies of Lara Adrian's DEEPER THAN MIDNIGHT and KISS OF MIDNIGHT.

This contest is open to both US and international entries, but void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. One entry per person, per contest (four contests here mean four entries.) Winners will be notified on Facebook and via author newsletter. If winner does not respond with mailing address within thirty (30) days of notification, another winner will be selected by random drawing for the unclaimed prize. Good luck to everyone!



Immortal Rider News!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Okay, I'm excited beyond belief to announce this:

For quite a while now, I've tried to explain why my ebook versions of my books released on the first of the month, while the print version released earlier (usually,) on the Tuesday before the first. It's a long story, but it all had to do with internal contracts and legalities, and crap that was taking forever to get ironed out. But my publisher assured me that they were working on it. Trust me, it was frustrating for them too, because they WANT to sell ebooks.

Well, guess what?

Immortal Rider comes out on November 22nd. The print book AND the ebook!

I am SO excited! Like, jumping around the house, screaming at the top of my lungs, excited.

I want to thank all my awesome readers for their patience and understanding. You guys rock!!!!!



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