Friday, March 4, 2011

Giveaway and thanks



***WINNERS! Congrats to Cara Cummings, Shadow Girl, and LinGeorge. Since all of you left your email addresses in your comments, I will email you to get your shipping info.

Thanks, everyone, for commenting! Lots of great paranormal creatures in fiction, aren't there? :).



Today is my blog day, and let me start off by apologizing, because you won’t find eloquent content here. See, I got back from tour Saturday night* and had the inbox from hell waiting for me. Nine days of travel (trains take longer than flights getting me to and fro) also meant lots of laundry that needed immediate attention, plus the usual business issues that I put off while I was out of town. On top of all that was my I’m-excited-but-I-think-I’m-gonna-puke nerves while I waited to see how readers received my latest novel, This Side of the Grave. I’ll let you in on a secret that I hope my editor doesn’t see, heh: I can never write during the two weeks leading up to that night writers often refer to as Doom Wednesday, which is when authors get their first week sales numbers. All my tried and true tricks to break writer’s block fail me during that window. Music playlists, mental pep talks, friend pep talks, mental slapping, friends slapping me (just kidding) and even looming deadlines can’t make a dent in my inability to produce words. You’d think that seven books in, I’d be less manic about a new release, but it appears not. If anything, I’m probably more batty than I was with my first book, which begs the age-old question: does publishing make people crazy, or do only crazy people attempt a career in publishing? *wink*

On Wednesday, however, I received the amazing news that readers had not lost their appetite for more Cat and Bones stories, because This Side of the Grave hit # 2 on the New York Times and # 16 on the USA Today bestseller lists. Cue me wanting to hug and kiss everyone who went out and got the book! What made that news even better was hearing that Melissa Marr’s Darkest Mercy hit # 7 on the New York Times Children’s Series list, Pamela Palmer’s Hunger Untamed hit #21 on the adult NYT, and Lynsay Sands The Heiress hit # 19 on the adult NYT. Go team Supernatural Underground! :).

So with that passing of Doom Wednesday, it was no surprise that yesterday, I was finally able to produce words again. Not a moment too soon, either, as I have an anthology story to finish. The next two weeks will see me putting in very long days, but I’ll be doing it with a smile thanks to you, readers.

And what better way to say thanks than to give away books, right? I might not have eloquence today, but I have three signed copies of This Side of the Grave to offer up. If you want to be entered in the drawing, just leave a comment telling me what your favorite paranormal creature is. Vampires, werewolves, faeries, ghosts, demons, shape shifters, dragons…which one rings your bell? Contest is open to international readers and ends tonight at 11:59pm EST. The three winners will be chosen by Randomizer and announced on this same blog post tomorrow at the top, so be sure to check back and see if you won.

Want to know more about the book before you decide to enter the contest? I have the summary, book trailer, and first 20% available to read here.

Good luck, and thanks again!

- Jeaniene Frost


* If you want the recap of me and fellow Supernatural Underground author Pamela Palmer’s adventures – including video! – go here.

102 comments:

Kt said...

Vampires all the way!!

Michele said...

Until I read your books I probably would have said ghosts. But, since becoming totally hooked on your books I am a vampire girls all the way. I have also gotten my niece and a friend of mine totally hooked on your books with a promise of a vampire so hot it would make other vampires disappear in the rear view mirror. I am happy to say they are both totally hooked. My niece has bought every single one of your books and read them in less than three weeks. Thank you for your wonderful books and please keep them coming!!

Kathy said...

Congrats! I love Cat and Bones together and I'm really looking forward to this one!

Favorite - shapeshifters

Tynga said...

Gah this is a hard question, I don't have a favorite creatures as much as favorite authors/worlds.
My favorite are Night Huntress, Vampire Academy, Shifters, BDB, IAD.
Thank you so much for the giveaways and thanks for making it International! <3

Siria said...

Vamps all the way baby! THanks fr making life a little better with your books Jeaniene!

Teril said...

I love my shifters. I love the duel nature and the abilities that come with them. I cannot believe that I have been unable to get this book yet. Cat and Bones rock my reading chair.

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Sonia said...

I love all the supernatural creatures. Vampires probably the most though :-) But also shifters, angels, demons..

Solange said...

I simply adore Cat and Bones together!

Favorite: Without a doubt I love me some Vampire men!

Yvonne Krezel said...

I've loved vampires all my life, although after reading the books I'm growing a soft spot for certain ghosts ;)

KayaH said...

mmm that is a toss up. I love my dark and broody vamps, but I have to say that Shifter's do it more for me in a read. Don't silver bullet me yet guys, I love my Bones, and my Northman too. I just think that the critters call it higher for me ;)

connie said...

I have to admit - I am hooked on Vampires.....I just can't help myself. And thanks to authors like you, I can keep feeding the addiction. ha ha ha :)
Connie H

Michelle Leonard said...

I would have to say Vamp and Werewolf!!!! I used to never read books like this until a friend of mine got me started and WOW look out this is all I read now!!! I love all of the anticipation, the romance, the thrill of the fight!!! Well I LOVE it all!!!!! Your books are the greatest!!!

Ladysmith said...

I'm a fan of the fae, but your ghouls are fascinating, too.

INCiDeNT (Kayleigh) said...

Demons vs. Changelings, for the moment - depends in what context and what worlds they belong to.

Angkrosnick said...

Gee, this is hard!!
OK, I will pick vampires,then ghost, then wolves.

Laura said...

bloodsuckers all the way!!

Kirsten said...

I started as this massive Vampire fan, then I was into Werewolves. I read a few Faeries, not really my thing. Had a thril or two with a Ghost and now.... Now I'm into Dragons! Still LOVE the odd Vampire (or two or three) but yeah Dragons are today's thing with me.

Letitia H said...

While I looove vampires and werewolves, there are more books that focus on them. I think the fae are underutilized in the adult genre. So, I would say that right now I most look forward to books where the male or female lead is a fae. And I often times root for the fae/elf (ala Trent in Kim Harrison's Hollows series). That said, I still REALLY love the vamps and weres. :D

And, just want to say, thanks for much for a new Cat & Bones story! I enjoyed Spade and Mencheres' but I was missing C&B greatly!!!

Delilah said...

Jeaniene,

Can't speak for others - but I count down the days till a new release from you - Cat & Bones, Spade, Mencheres, Vlad or some new folks we haven't met yet.

Don't put my name in for the contest, as my friend in Maryland picked me up a signed copy at the signing there.

Coast to Coast with Costina said...

I love Vampires!!! Something about their beauty, strength, power and living forever makes them very appealing. The thought of hunks like Bones, Louie (from Interview with the vampire), Spade, and Mick St. John just makes my mouth water..hehe.

wynona said...

It would have to be dragons for me - I was born in the year of the dragon and our HS mascot was dragon. So- bring on the dragons!!!!

Victoria said...

I Love Love Love your version of Vlad and I Adore Cat and Bones, Congrats!

My favorite supernaturals are Vampires, Shape Shifters, Faeries, & Mermaids!!!!!

My Twitter is @VintageVampyre

Krystal said...

I definitely have a thing for vampires. They are creepy and mysterious.
Thanks for the giveaway, I watched the Book Trailer, and man, that was good! Spooky with the skeletons and such, but good nonetheless.

Thanks again,
Krystal @ Stellar Book Blog

Jessica said...

Vampires have always been my first fave, but upon reading further into UF I have come to love just about everything.

Sara C said...

First let me say cingrats! I just finished the book and it was awesome!! I tend to go through phases of what I'm into...right now I'm liking my shifters.

Thanks!!!
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Amy said...

Vampires are my favorite!!!

Sara C said...

Darn phone that should be *congrats*

Victoria said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

Vampires have always been my favorite paranormal but I'm loving Valkyries - kick ass women all the way ;).
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Anonymous said...

I totally love vampires! And especially I love Cat and Bones. Those two are adorable together :)

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Rosemary Sabo said...

Vampires, Bone, Spade

Amy said...

My favorite paranormal creatures are werewolves, shifters, other were creatures, dragons and angels.

The Mrs said...

Congratulations!
I was so very ready for more Cat and Bones.

Right now, my favourite supernatural creatures are immortal Highlanders. There's something about a man in a kilt who never ages.

Thanks for writing great books!

AleciaB said...

Congrats on the Cat and Bones new book, love them....Maybe the next spin off book could be about Ian...(just a thought)
My Favorite would be shape Shifter because you can turn into anything you want.....

Judit said...

I am currently in love with angels and angelic creatures but my first big passion were vampires. That's how I discovered the Night Hntress series and since then I have to say I am one of the biggest and most loyal fans out there :)

Thank you for the giveaway, I will keep my fingers crossed all day (as well as the next day :D)

Judit

Kristina said...

My favorite are shape shifters of any variety.

Emelie said...

Angels!

rachie203 said...

If asked this when first introduced to paranormal fiction I'd have said vampires, as I've always been interested in vampire lore. I suppose they'll always have a special place in my heart as my first paranormal love. However, over the years my love of paranormal creatures has grown and expanded with all the great writers and their amazing characters in this genre, to the point where now I'd be hard pressed to pick one for a favorite. Rather, as long as the character is well written I'll love them, no matter what paranormal species they are. :)

tsalvatore said...

I love shapeshifters...Love reading about alpha males

jazzpurrz1 said...

Vampires make my pulse quicken ... I just love a dangerous SEXY beast!!

faefever25 said...

I like faeries. They're dangerous and sexy and fun but usually not broody or serious. My idea of a good time.

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Vickster said...

Vampires!!! Love Cat and Bones! Thanks for such wonderfully written stories! Keep 'em coming! :)

Heather said...

That's hard to say. I read all books paranormal. I think I would have to say werewolves.

I've read some really good vampire books and I like the ones that take a different twist on the vampirism. but the wolves just do something for me.

Ana Lucia said...

My favorites are vampires and angels! They are so sexy! Fingers crossed!

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Rena said...

Vampires are my favorite fangs down! From the moment I cracked open Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice, I've been hooked on the vamps! Almost every author has a different take on vampire myths and legends and it's fun to read the different twists they add to the mix!

SandyG265 said...

Vampires are my favorite.

Jennifer Y said...

Up until a couple of years ago, I thought vampires were stupid. Now, I'm not ashamed to admit, I'm quite partial to them thanks to a few certain bloodsucking fiends who make it impossible to not become obsessed!

Mysteriousrose said...

Vampires, vampires more vampires I never get tired of reading about vampires:-)

mountie9 said...

I'm a vamp girl all the way -- unless they are sparkly like Edward : ) -- like ghosts too as long as they are secondary characters

HayleyAG said...

I love werewolves, always have, always will. They're strong, hot, and cute in werewolf form (most of the time haha).

Sue S. said...

I find myself a fan of ghosts. I guess because I'm slightly a history buff and ghosts tend to get connected to that in some way!

Vivien said...

I really like Vampires, but I've been reading the Wicked Lovely series, so I'll go with Gancanagh as my fav.

Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Amy Deatherage said...

It used to be werewolves. Live the werewolves of Patricia Briggs & Kelly Armstrong. Have to love raw power and brute force But starting to enjoy the fey world. Iron King series, Marr's Wicked Lovely, Stiefvater's Books of Faerie. These guys are sly and cunning.

Giveaway sounds awesome. bookgoonie(at)yahoo

Susan B said...

Time was,I disliked anything paranormal until my daughter pestered me into reading just one book. I was hooked,and sadly, normal creatures and their stories are boring now,ha-ha!My favorite creatures are vampires. I love a book that has conflict between a heroine and a sexy,powerful vamp,and have lost a lot of sleep reading 'just one more page'. Cat and Bones fit this description to a T. They've sure come a long way from the time he held her prisoner in his cave!

Laura Ferrari said...

Vampires all the way!! Who can resist them? I love Cat and Bones, but Spade is definitely the best!

marie said...

Vampires for me!! Though faeries come a very close second :-0
Congrats!!

Danielle Gorman said...

I love reading about any paranormal beings but vampires are my favorite.

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Cath's Chatter said...

Gosh its always been Vamps and Weres for me but there have been some interesting additions lately....dragons are pretty cool right now=]

Dave said...

Always been a were fan.

Szanik said...

Vampires are my all time favourites, but I really like werewolves as well.:)
Congrats for Cat and Bones! Really loved This side of the grave!!!

Paws said...

Vampires!

girl.is.reading said...

It's hard to answer your question, I think I always love the creatures I'm currently reading about.
And because I'm reading Demonica series right now, I have to say demons :-)
But well, my all time favorite paranormal creature crush is Bones :-D

Shadow Girl said...

Omg!!So many to choose from!!!!!Um..okay Um my favorite would have to be Faeries!:)Hehehe...I'm hooked up in Melissa Marr's books right now and I'm in love witht he dark faeries:)

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cheesecake.thief59 said...

I don't think I can pick a favorite type but I love, love, love shifters! Werewolves, weredragons, werepanthers, etc. I love them all!!

And congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jordan said...

As much as I adore vampires... I would have to say werewolves are my favorite. =]

Amanda from Novel Addiction said...

Vampires, definitely vampires. They're just so... Well, they're just so deliciously evil.. and good. But even when they're good, they're a little evil too.

Amanda
ohmorningglow AT aol DOT com

Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale said...

i love Vampires and Demons! I always have and I always will. Great post Jeanine!! Love your books.

kristen_babygurl@hotmail.com

Bethany C. said...

Ooof- you're making us choose? Couldn't I just write a dissertation on the merits of all of them? I think I'll go with faeries- you never really know what you're going to get with them, and lots of the fae characters seem to be based off of different myths. My inner dork digs mythology.

little Dhampir said...

My favourite paranormal creatures are definitely vampires! I love their sexyness and their character. they seem to be so hard, but in real, they are so loveable persons which were goin to death to protect their love. <3

Valerie said...

Vampires all the way :)

Mariya said...

I have always been a huge vampire fan, I mean immortal, young forever and such romantic lovers(**fangirl scream**) but for a second choice I would have to say fae. XD

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Mel said...

Vampires are my first love in teh paranormal...I may be tempted and stray to shifters and occasional demons but I always come back to vamps - there's something so human about them! :-)

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Melissa (Books and Things) said...

It actually depends on the world they inhabit. I love your vamps, Armstrong's were's, some of the YA fae are good... yep... it just depends.
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Neri said...

I love are supernatural creatures but if I had to choose I would vampires!

Heidikins79 said...

I would have to say Succubi are my current favorite paranormal creature! They are very intreging, and not over exposed in books like some other creatures.

Cylver said...

Congrats on the good news!

While I like Shifters, Demons, Ghosts etc, I LOVE vampires. I'll occasionally read a shifter book or a demon book for a change of pace, but is isn't long before I go back to my first love, vamps!

a_hall said...

Vampires just "do it" for me! I think it's their dangerous, seductive, intriguing, sexual, mysterious and eternal manner that entices me and gets me coming back for more. I enjoy reading many genres, but it's the Vampire stories that have me stop everything in my world to delve into theirs!

Carrie S. said...

Werewolves have always tickled my fantasies!! :)

Anonymous said...

vampires...BONES OMG is so strong and sexy, I'll love to be Cat for a day or in my next life who knows!!!

mpyff said...

My absolute favorite are witches... Then vampires... But really, anything paranormal does it for me. :) Congrats! And thanks for the great giveaway!

Jana Hubble said...

I love love Vampires......who does'nt want to get old?! I would love to have a vampy body for as long as I lived and that would be another perk. I love Cat and Bones, and their love story! Thank you for their story and I look forward to the next one!

Casey H said...

I'm going to go with vampires! Without vamps we wouldn't have Bones!!!!!!!! (And what kind of world would it be if there wasn't Bones??? An awful world!!)

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Jamie Alsteen said...

Vampire's all the way baby!!! What do I have to do to get one.....*grins* maybe bones or spade!!!!

Sandy Jay said...

I can't choose a favorite. It depends on what kind of mood I'm in at the moment.

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Sydney Camp said...

I love Vampire's! Didn't get hooked until I read your books. now I can't get enough of them.

Linda said...

Oof, tough choice. I'd have to say faeries, though. They're so mischievous and deceptive, yet so honest. They're complex.

Linda
crystaldiamond101@gmail.com

semicircles said...

Having grown up on Diana Wynne Jones' Chrestomanci series, I'd want to say wizards... but I think I'd have to say the Sidhe (all those Thomas the Rhymer retellings - whether they be verse or fiction - have got me completely hooked). It always feels like they're darker, and the happily ever after is never what it seems, because fae magic works in strange ways..

Harlequin said...

I think ghosts. I was never a huge ghost fan until I started reading Cat and Bones, but I absolutely love the way your portray Fabian. It's kind of exciting to think that someone you love might stick around and still be able to interact with you!

lingeorge said...

Right now I am into Rob Thurman's Human-Auphie, Cal Leandros. (maybe because I am reading Blackout). However, I am open minded and like most of the creatures of our imagination.
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AsianCocoa said...

Vampires definitely ring my bell.
I am about halfway through Halfway To The Grave and I just love Bones and Cat.
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heatwave16 said...

vampires are the best!!! :)

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librarypat said...

Favorite paranormal creature - the shifter. I haven't read too many paranormals and am still in the sampling stage. it is surprising how many variations there are in the works authors create.

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Crystal ♥ said...

Vampires of course!!!

Justine R said...

I love everything supernatural!! It's all just so sexy ;)

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JenM said...

My favorites are shifters of any kind, although I'm kind of partial to dragons and to big cats, but I'll take Bones over any of them. Best wishes with the new release. I can't wait to read it.

jen at delux dot com

ValerieRusnak said...

My favorite supernatural creature would have to be dragons =D

Harris said...

Faeries! Even though they're usually seen as "evil" I love reading about them =)

Congrats on being #2!!!

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Jess Pearce said...

It's a close call between vamps & werewolves but vamps come out on top every time, which makes for interesting conversation because hubby is a werewolve's fan lol :)

nymfaux said...

That's AWESOME!!!--But I'm not surprised--I've only ever heard AMAZING things about your books!!!! I hope you're celebrating!!!!


As for my favorite paranormal creature...Each definitely has a special place in my heart, but I think I lean toward witches the most!

mariska said...

am i too late ?

I love vamps !

Clary said...

Its a tie between Vampires and shape shifters for me. :D

Candace said...

Do witches count or are they too close to humans? I really love witches because they almost always possess some sort of magical powers and magic fascinates me!

Wenj said...

Vampires, definitely! Something about them has always appealed to me. Even when they're true monsters devoid of souls, I find them interesting. I'm not sure what it is exactly, but ever since I was little and watching Dracula...I've been doomed ever since :)