Monday, January 14, 2013

Forever Girl Anniversary Tour Giveaway & A-to-Z Host Announcement

Hi there, and welcome to another Monday.  Mooooooonday.  Actually, Tuesdays feel more like my Monday these days, because they are chock-full from start to finish, but I digress.  (And also, I like saying "I digress."  Who doesn't?)

Today I've got some good stuff for you.  First, the Forever Girl Anniversary Tour & Giveaway, followed by our official A-to-Z Challenge host announcement.  Wondering why the sudden push on A-to-Z?  Sign ups begin January 30!  

The Forever Girl Character Giveaway and Anniversary Tour is an incredible multi-fold giveaway celebrating Forever Girl.  Before I list the prizes for you, let's look at Forever Girl:

The Forever Girl, by Rebecca Hamilton

"Whatever you do, fight."

Sophia's family has skeletons, but they aren't in their graves.

At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her.

Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she'd settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous.

One of them is a man named Charles, who Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that might help her unveil the mystery surrounding her ancestor's hanging, but she gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust him.

Survival in his world, she learns, means not asking questions and staying out of the immortal council's way. It's a line she crossed long ago. If Sophia wants to survive the council and save the people she loves, she must accept who she is, perform dark magic, and fight to the death for her freedom.

You can find links to purchase Forever Girl at Immortal Ink Publishing, in both e-book and print.

Also, if you get the Kindle edition, you can go to Rebecca's website, here, and find the Authorgraph section on the right sidebar to get your copy signed (cool!).

Now, for the tour stops and prizes, which, by the way, are things the characters from the Forever Girl series love.  After this listing, you'll find a Rafflecopter giveaway (my first ever to be done myself!!!) for an e-book copy of Forever Girl, so be sure to stop there before heading off for Day 1 of the Forever Girl Anniversary Tour Giveaway.


January 14th

Meet Valeria at Jennifer Sosniak Books!
Prizes include: Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Shimmer Dust, NARS lip gloss, and NARS eye shadow!

January 15th

Meet Circe at Megan Likes Books!
Prizes include: Blood Transfusion Mason Jar Sippy, BUXOM eye shadow, and Rainbow Skull Bracelet.

January 16th

Meet Lauren at Bookish Things and More!
Prizes include: Vera Bradley Purse, SkullCandy Headphones, and an iTunes Gift Card.

January 17th

Meet Callista at Rainy of the Dark!
Prizes include: Bram Stocker Quote Necklace, Metal Headband, and a Leather Bound Journal.

January 18th

Meet Red at Girl who Reads!
Prizes include: Bird Themed Earrings, Bird Eggs in Nest Necklace, Bird Eggs in Nest Ring, and Bird-Themed Purse.

January 21st

Meet Ophelia at Sweet and Sassy Reviewz!
Prizes include: Forever Girl Soy Candle, Black Romance Bracelet, and a Bull Skull Necklace.

January 22nd

Meet Thalia at A Life Among the Pages!
Prizes include: Vampire Blood Mason Jar Sippy, Love Spell Body Spray by Victoria’s Secret, and Steampunk Lace Gloves.

January 23rd

Meet Ivory at Lindsey R. Louck’s Blog!
Prizes include: Smashbox Icon Eye Shadow Kit, Wave Magnetic Polish in Metallic Raspberry, NARS lip gloss.

January 24th

Prizes include: Vera Bradley Purse, Organic Blue Eye Shadow, and Organic Midnight Blue Nail Polish.

January 25th

Meet Paloma at Apocalypse Mama!
Prizes include: Mystic Dreamer Tarot Cards and Book, Dream Catcher Bracelet, and a Whimsical Metal Headband.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you visit all the tour stops, enter all the giveaways, and win tons of these awesome, epic prizes!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now, for the A-to-Z co-host announcement!  While many of us are still around from last year, there were a few people who couldn't continue this year.  We've got three awesome new co-hosts to step into their sizable shoes this year:

The A to Z Team 2013!

Arlee Bird: Tossing it Out (@ArleeBird)
Damyanti Biswas: Amlokiblogs (@damyantig)
Alex J. Cavanaugh: Alex J. Cavanaugh (@alexjcavanaugh) 
Tina Downey: Life is Good (@TinaLifeisGood)
DL Hammons: Cruising Altitude 2.0 (@DL_H)
Jeremy Hawkins: Retro-Zombie (@iZombieJMH)
Shannon Lawrence: The Warrior Muse (@thewarriormuse)
Matthew MacNish: The QQQE (@MatthewMacNish)
Konstanz Silverbow: No Thought 2 Small (@KonstanzS)
Stephen Tremp: Breakthrough Blogs (@StephenTremp)
Livia Peterson: Leave it to Livia (@LiviaGPeterson)
L. Diane Wolfe: Spunk on a Stick (@SpunkOnAStick) 
Nicole  Ayers: The Madlab Post (@madlabpost)

You can find more information on our new co-hosts, as well as the A-to-Z Challenge over at the official A-to-Z Challenge blog.

Did you enter the giveaway?  Plan on going on tour with Rebecca Hamilton and Forever Girl?  What do you think of her cover?  What about the prizes?  Is there one you're specifically coveting?  Will you be entering the A-to-Z?

May you find your Muse.

Currently reading: Amityville Horrible, by Kelley Armstrong, Kindle


  1. That's a lot of prizes.
    Awesome team we have put together this year!

  2. Very cool cover, and tons of great prizes. Looks so fun :)

  3. Those are some fun prizes. And I am looking forward tot he A to Z blogfest :)

  4. Fun giveaway!

    Our A-to-Z team of Co-hosts is awesome and I am looking forward to another great year of working with awesome co-hosts!

    Konstanz Silverbow

  5. Cool prizes, no doubt! Should be fun.

  6. Holy prizes!

    And do I dare try doing the A to Z this year... gaaaaah... not sure! :D

  7. I might read the book, but I'll pass on the make up.

  8. That's quite the prize bonanza you've got going on there! Must be a good feeling to be celebrating the anniversary of "Forever Girl".

    Glad to see you're hosting A to Z again. I'll be joining in the hijinks come April. :)

  9. I hope you all got my email about the Rafflecopter snafu. Sorry for the delay!

  10. I thought I'd landed on some product catalog for a minute. What a load of give-aways!

    Welcome back to the A to Z Team! Glad you're back--you are a great asset to the Challenge.

    Tossing It Out

  11. Congrats! Her cover's great & the story sounds intriguing. As for the A to Z, I really wanna do it. Not sure I can squeeze it in though. Will definitely give my best shot.

  12. Awesome prizes! The last one catches my eye the most. :) And the book sounds so good.

  13. Hey Shannon,
    It's so fun that we started this together and are continuing on. Great intro post...and some awesome giveaways. Book sounds intriguing...

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

  14. Congratulations on being a host again this year! I can't believe it's almost time for another A-Z. Can't wait until April. :)

  15. Those look like some fabulous prizes! I love the girl on the cover.

    I'm entering A-Z with a planned double theme.

  16. Alex, I agree!

    J.A., I love the cover! The colors are so vivid and crisp.

    Marcy, they are cool prizes!

    Konstanz, hear, hear!

    Al, definitely cool prizes!

    Morgan, you do, you do!

    Andrew, WHAT!??! You don't want the makeup!??

    Kern, I'm filing away her idea to celebrate the 1 year. What a good idea!

    Lee, crazy, isn't it?

    Nancy, aw, I understand. Hope you can, but it takes a lot of time.

    Cherie, I love the metal headband.

    Tina, here's to another great year!

    Julie, neither can I!

    Carrie-Anne, can't wait for your double theme!