HUGE GIVEAWAY – Free Book, Tumbler, Keychain, and Art!

HUGE GIVEAWAY:

Sick of winter? Many might hit a low in January. You’re tired of being cold, snowed in, sick with plague, and broke from Christmas.

Didn’t get that item on your wish-list? Can’t spend another cent but really want a warm, fuzzy, happy beach read to heat your heart?

CAPTIVATED BY CATALINA GIVEAWAY! – Estimated value of $75!!

Catalina Giveaway

You’ll win:
*A free paperback copy of my clean Christian romance, Captivated by Catalina
*Captivated by Catalina keychain by Literary Treasures
*Gorgeous, sparkly, beach-themed tumbler by Tumble & Twinkle Custom Creations
*Original “Sunset and Palms” watercolor and acrylics art piece by RJ Conte

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*Share this entry! Tag me (@blonderj.wordpress.com) in anything you share for one entry point each. Make sure you tag me so I can see your shares!
*Tag a friend’s account in a comment – who you think would be interested in this giveaway for one point per each tag.
*Like and follow me at any and all of my social media handles for FIVE entry points each
– My Facebook author page: RJ Conte – Authoress
– https://twitter.com/BlondeRJConte
– https://www.instagram.com/blonderjconte/
– https://blonderj.wordpress.com/

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED on JANUARY 23rd, 12:00 AM PST

Happy summer in January!

Captivated by Catalina blurb:

Getting stuck on an island might be the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

Marcella Brighton is a single, lonely career woman whose job promotion means she is forced to move away from everyone she knows and loves. When her older sister offers a comfort cruise to exotic islands, she jumps on it, and falls in love with Stop #2: Catalina Island. The charm of the small city of Avalon is both refreshing and heartwarming. And she especially bonds with the hot Hispanic zip line guy, Josef, who’s also a dedicated Christian.

Yet when a lost phone keeps her from getting back to her cruise on time, Marcella finds herself stuck on the island without a single familiar face – except Josef’s. But is forty-eight hours enough time to truly fall in love?

Fun New YA Titles – One for Free!

I have two more books I’m promoting today from authors with clean YA books! 

Both of these authors also have books published with Clean Reads, the publishing house I’ve been a part of for the last 2 1/2 years, so that makes them feel like family.  🙂

 

Krista Wagner is a personal friend and professor who has used Angel-:Lover and Lucent Sylph as part of her school curriculum (*loud squeal*)  She’s been an invaluable jewel to me, and is a fellow sister in Christ.

She also has a new teen suspense novel.  I haven’t read it yet, but I’m looking forward to it!

Cass is in a Coma Ebook_OfficialCASSI is in a Coma

is a cross between If I Stay and Remember Me

Cassi Walker has been Royal High School’s most-liked girl for the past four years, but a lot can happen in two days. Suddenly, she’s the school’s most-hated girl, but before she can figure out why, a ten-story fall off a water tower sends her into a coma. Soon, rumors start to fly that it was attempted suicide. Unfortunately, she has no memory of those final seconds before the harrowing event. Through a strange barrage of dreams, flashbacks, and an out-of-body journey, Cassi will attempt to expose the secrets and uncover the mysteries behind what happened to her. But will she be able to handle the truth?

Buy on Amazon here! 

Krista Wagner is a 70’s product best known for her spiritual suspense and fictional realism. In addition to being a recipient of the Reader’s Favorite 5-star seal, she has been praised by award-winning screenwriter Sean Paul Murphy for her writing skill and strong plotting. Wagner holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is an English associate instructor with an indispensable faith in Christ.

 

Then I’ve got a FREE book for you:

Melody Delgado has put out a middle grade/teen book that will be free Friday through Sunday, June 15-17.  Don’t miss it!

Melody_Delgado (2)WHEN YOU WISH UPON A FAIRY is short story about a young girl in Ireland, named Shauna, who is orphaned after the potato famine and longs to be adopted by a new family. One day, during a summer trip, she meets a mysterious beauty named Daphne near a wishing well. Could Daphne be a fairy and will she be able to grant Shauna’s wish to leave the orphanage and have a home of her own?

Melody Delgado holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. She is also a public speaker and has addressed spiritual issues for women and topics pertaining to writers.

The Boy Who is Forced to Save the World

I’m so excited to announce that I have the most amazing privilege of being a part of The Fellowship of Fantasy‘s second anthology!  Last year they did one on “Fantastic Creatures,” and this year on fantasy heroes!

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I have written a short story about an eleven-year-old telepathic and telekinetic genius named Gemini (or “Gem”), who was born to be the next “Omnicron” (think Avatar, the Last Airbender in a way) to use his mental abilities to hold the planet together during the next core earthquake that could rip it apart.

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Gem is INTP, precocious, emotionally shattered (Can you imagine reading minds your whole life?!) and cynical.

Meet our main character: Soleil Punicello. She is a twenty-five-year-old who is employed to nurture and protect Gem’s fragile psyche.

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Can she help him prepare for a role that could kill him?

Gem is like a mix between The Giver, Ender’s Game, and Lucent Sylph. If you like those style of stories, you should love Gem!

To read my story, and 27 other stories by my dear, intelligent, gifted author friends in this anthology FOR FREE, click here!  Enjoy!  And please leave us a review!  Let us know which stories were your favorites!

(Disclaimer: I have not read the other stories in this anthology, although each of the authors had to abide by the rules of “clean reading” material laid out in the group.  We each went through a rigorous judging – “Gem” passed with flying colors and made a judge cry!  WOOT – and were deemed acceptable for the anthology, but I can’t warn of any content myself. I have read half of the previous anthology and enjoyed it!)

Do You Like Mad Libs? Here’s a Game For You…

GIVEAWAY!!

 
Anyone ever get the feeling that Dr. Who episodes are created by the directors playing Mad Libs and then the writers just going with whatever comes up? 😛
 
While I’m waiting to get my voice and lungs back (had a rough bout of walking pneumonia) to continue my video series, I thought it might be fun to do an original sort of giveaway.
 
You guys are ALL writers, and you just don’t know it. 😉
 

I’m going to give you a series of 5 crazy words, and you need to write a 2-4 paragraph micro-story.

Results need to be in before November 1st! Winner will receive a paperback copy of my last novel published (and biggest novel!, Heartsick!
 
Send me your micro-stories over pm or email (dashwoodavenue@gmail.com)
 
Now HERE are your words:

meatloaf, crinkle, Advil, globe, and nincompoop!

All 5 words MUST be used.
 
May the best Mad Libbers win!! 😀
 
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30+10 – 1950s Lingo

There is a giveaway going on!  Check out my Facebook page to participate.  If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can leave a comment here to play.  🙂

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I heavily researched the clothing, language, and hip words of 1950s South Carolina. At first I was worried the authenticity of it would turn away the kids it was written for, but then someone gave it to their grandmother, who was a teen in the 50s, and she wrote me back saying, “You got the speech down perfectly! it was all the words I said!”
Write your funniest “cool” word you used growing up in the comments below (or on Facebook) to win a paperback copy of Dashwood Avenue. 🙂 Giveaway ends midnight tomorrow night (12:00 AM July 4th)

To buy Dashwood Avenue for Kindle, or any of my other books, go here: http://www.amazon.com/RJ-Conte/e/B00MDY4T0S/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

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100th Follower!

I just got notified that I had my 100th follower subscribe to my blog here on WordPress!

On Facebook today, by coincidence, I had my 300th follower sign up!

Time to celebrate!  I’m giving away free paperback books to commenters.  🙂

Go leave a comment here or on my Facebook page to be entered to win a paperback copy of Dashwood Avenue or Angel-Lover (your choice).  🙂

FREE BOOK – Only This Weekend!

The Kindle version of my Christian psychological/evangelical 2Dnovel for teens, Angel-Lover, is FREE all weekend.  CLICK HERE to get it!

Please share the gospel by passing this onto your friends.  You will have told a teen about Christ every time one of them reads this.  🙂

I pray God uses this for His glory, that’s why I feel like giving them out for free!

Love you guys!

Here’s a description of the story:

Chad is a reclusive teenager whose thoughts are full of loneliness and suicide. The only thing that he obsesses over more than planning his own death is the nicest, sweetest, most beautiful girl in school. As he stalks her and watches her, he learns the truth about what she believes in and, in the process, finds Someone Else he did not expect.

http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Lover-RJ-Conte-ebook/dp/B00MD5VH0W/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

ANGEL-LOVER Cover Reveal!

Here it is!  In all its beauty!

Thank you, Petercover from Fiverr!

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I love it!!

In the next week, I will transition this cover onto both websites that sell Angel-Lover: Lulu.com and Amazon.com

So, if you want the first edition old cover for your collection, now is the time to grab it by ordering it right here:

Paperback, e-book, or Kindle

GIVEAWAY: Comment on my this post about my new cover.  Let me know you love it and that you want it!  I will give a paperback copy with the new cover away to a random commenter (on Facebook or this blog.)

Thanks for being here for the reveal!   Happy reading!  Subscribe for more news!  😀