SCHOOL'S IN SESSION GIVEAWAY HOP

If Halloween is my favorite time of year, then the Back-to-School season is a very close second. No, not because I have kids heading to class and I'm looking forward to some peace and quiet. I have 3 dogs, 9 chickens, a rooster and a neighborhood with many hot rod enthusiasts, children and feral cats. There IS no peace and quiet in my immediate future.

Nope, the reason I love this time of year is all because of school supplies. There's nothing I love more than wandering the aisles of Staples or Office Depot, or lingering in the seasonal section of the grocery store, gazing happily upon all that marvelous, wonderful, pristine, untouched stationery.

Paper --- lined, unlined, reams, pads and looseleaf. Wonderful tools to write with -- pens, markers, pencils and crayons. Oh, and not to mention colorful clipboards, file folder stands, organizers and more. Then there's acres of computers, laptops, smartphones, iPads, printers, desks, office chairs and more, more, more.

And don't get me started on sticky notes...

Why do I love school supplies so much? It has little to do with school (my apologies to teachers everywhere) and everything to do with POTENTIAL!!!

Whether I'm walking along the student supply aisle of a big box store or a little convenience store, I am all but overcome by the sheer potential of all that blank paper --- and the stories just waiting to be written.

Naturally, most of my actual writing is done on my laptop. But that's the tip of the iceberg when it comes to creating a novel. I leave a trail of notes everywhere I go. I have binders full of the latest versions of manuscripts, file folders with character bios, story ideas on steno pads, sample scenes and deleted scenes in notebooks. And sticky notes, sticky notes, STICKY NOTES....

Today I'm participating in the SCHOOL'S IN SESSION Giveaway Hop, sponsored by Ruby's Reads (http://rubysreads.com). I'm a paranormal writer, but I haven't written any scary boarding school stories, so I'm going to rely on Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy for some prize help.

I'm offering two gently-used paperbacks, Books 1 and 2, of this fabulous series ---- plus, 'tis the season of bookbags, right?  I have a Dani Harper Tote Bag up for grabs too.  The Rafflecopter explains it all below.

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30 comments:

  1. vamps are shifter. but Larrisa Iones got it with the Seminus Demons they are hott!!

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  2. Shifters are my top favourite then vampire and fae.
    Thank you a lot for the opportunity to win one of yout totebag!

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  3. Shifters are my favorite, but I enjoy reading about otherworldly creatures as well.
    Thanks for the hop and giveaway.

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  4. All kinds of shifters - especially wolves.

    Fabulous thank you.

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  5. I love to look at all the school supplies too! In fact I need to replace all mine.

    I love shifters (wolves are #1, big cats #2). I have a thing for vamps too. Just too many to choose from!

    Deb
    mammy4423 @ yahoo.com

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  6. I love reading about wolves and vampires.

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  7. I love reading about almost all of them. I will always go back to vampires, however. It all started with Anne Rice for me and I can't imagine that changing. I do really enjoy reading about creatures that are rarely written about, however.

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  8. I love reading books with werewolves, hybrids (rare, but pretty cool!), vampires, fey... well, I love all kinds of supernatural beings, but these one are my favorites - although I love youkais as well and it is pretty hard to see books on this Japanese beings...

    Thanks for the giveaway ^^

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  9. lol! I LOVE back to school supplies! Box of Crayons for $.50??! Yes please! I buy stuff my kids will never use the cutest notebooks too! Yeah, I hoard school supplies. :)

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    1. I didn't answer the question... I love the Fae hands down! They are a different kind of scary because they is often no method to their madness!

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  10. Ghosts, witches, and other things that go bump in the night!

    keizerfire@aol.com /Lisa Richardson

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  11. I like aliens, fairies, vampires, and witches.

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  12. If it's paranormal, I'm really not picky. I love reading about shifters, gargoyles, vampires, ghosts, witches, covens, magicians, wizards, warlocks, elementals, elves, fairies, and the list goes on. Thanks so much for the great giveaway. michelle_willms@yahoo.com

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  13. I love reading about vampires most of all! But, I'm reading a book about gargoyles now and I'm really enjoying it :) I am a sucker for all this paranormal so I love all creatures hehe

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  14. So I randomly found your books, and I want more.

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  15. I love vampires and werewolves.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

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  16. I like reading also about ghosts, Godzilla creatures, and perfect men, all in the same or distinguish how you like!
    dor.turner@yahoo.com

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  17. I like reading about demons, Werewolves, mythological people and animals. kbinmich@yahoo.com

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  18. If it goes bump in the night, changes with the moon, sips on a little bloody Mary now and then, or pulls a rabbit (metaphorically speaking ;) out of a hat I will likely find something fun going on. I love to read all things paranormal as with this comes all things possible. Thank you for sharing with us and for the treat of a giveaway opportunity I have been wanting to start this series, which I have heard some good things about!

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  19. I enjoy reading about vampires and shifters. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  20. Shifters are my favorite, especially if they also do magic.
    Thanks for the hop!



    emmasmom AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  21. I love to read about werewolves, vampires, witches, fairies, and just about anybody or anything supernatural with powers!

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  22. Anything supernatural, especially witches. Thanks.

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  23. shape shifters, vampires, gods, goddesses

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  24. Vampires, Fairies, Mermaids, Witches, Goddesses, etc.

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  25. Definitely faes and gods! And vampires.

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  26. I love all types of paranormal! Shifters, weres, ghosts, vamps, etc

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