Friday, May 15, 2009

Don't Come Around Here No More

If you're looking for new posts from me, please visit me at my new digs: Eventually, I'll be taking this blog down, but until we get all the images migrated to the new server, it has to stay here.

See you at the new site!

Monday, May 4, 2009

A Little Sneak Peak

As some of you may remember, I had plans to roll out a new website and blog on May 1. Obviously, that date has been a bit delayed, and I'm not even 100% sure when everything will be up and running under the new template, but I'm just so thrilled with how it's coming together that I had to share a sneak peak of what Frauke at Croco Designs has worked up for me.

Gorgeous, isn't it?

Anyway, I'm hoping to have everything moved over to the new template by the end of this week, but since I'm a bit of a newbie at WordPress, I can't be 100% sure.

In the meantime, be sure to keep visiting We Heart Historicals every day and commenting for your chance to win.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

We Heart the Historical!

All this month, Emma Petersen is hosting a slew of authors in a tribute to the historical. And not just the traditional historical, but every brand of historical from mainstream to paranormal to fantasy to erotic. There'll be a new author every day, and lots of books will be given away, including fifteen copies of Behind the Red Door.

Want to know more? How about a list of the authors who'll be visiting? I don't have dates for everyone yet, but I'll be posting over in the right hand column every day to let you know who today's guest author is. So here (in alphabetical order by first name becayse, hey, it's gotta have SOME organization to it) is a list of the authors who've so generously agreed to join the celebration:

Seriously, is that a list full of win or what? You know you want to enter and you know you want to win. So come early and come often.

Today's guest author is Madeline Baker, and she's giving away a copy of her recently re-released first book, Comanche Flame.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Winner of Blue Diablo (and other news)

(Drum roll, please...)

The winner of the signed copy of Blue Diablo with her heart-wrenching tale of economic woe is HockeyVampiress! Please email me at jackie at jackiebarbosa dot com as soon as possible with a snail mail address and I will pop it into the mail to you!

In other news, I'm over at The Romance Studio blog today talking about what's behind the Red Door, and giving away another free copy. Don't miss it!

Also, today my CP and best bud Emma Petersen launched We Heart the Historical month on her blog with a post from Dear Author's Jane Litte. Don't miss it and don't miss all the other great authors who'll be stopping by to guest blog during the month of May, including, but not limited to:

And there'll be free books! What more could you ask?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Win A Signed Copy of Blue Diablo

A couple of weeks ago, the fabulously talented Ann Aguirre was in town for a book signing, and I got two copies of Blue Diablo, both signed, one for me and one of you!

Now, I'm sure you've heard the "buzz" around this book, and it's totally deserved. I gobbled it up in two helpings, half on a plane on the way to Philadelphia and half on the way back.

I'm the first to admit that I'm not usually a big fan of the urban fantasy genre, but because I loved the Sirantha Jax books so much (space opera is up my alley--hello, Star Trek fan!), it was a foregone conclusion that I had to give Blue Diablo a chance. And I am not sorry I did. Every element of this book is exquisite, from the way the setting weaves its way into scenes as if the places were characters themselves to the crackling tension between Corine and Chance. I loved this book and didn't want it to be over!

So, you want a copy? All right, fair enough. Here's the contest. In the comments, give me your best reason for why you haven't yet bought Blue Diablo. On Friday, I'll pick the best, most creative, reason, and award my spare signed copy to that commenter.

Think hard. Your reason's gotta be a good one!

Friday, April 24, 2009

And the Winners Are...

I used a random generator to draw names from the 16 eligible entrants and the winners of a copy of Behind the Red Door are:

  • Jeanne St. James
  • Savannah Chase
Please email me at jackie at jackie with your snail mail address, and I will get your signed copy in the mail.

And to all those who didn't win, there will be more opportunities coming up. In fact, I'll be doing another giveaway at the Aphrodisia Authors blog tomorrow, so be sure to check out my post there outlining the details. And I'll be giving away a full fifteen copies during the month of May at the historical extravaganza on Emma Petersen's blog. And there will be more even than that, so stay tuned for details.

On Monday, I'll be opening a new contest for a signed copy of Ann Aguirre's awesome urban fantasy, Blue Diablo. I read this book on the way to and from Philly, and loved it. And wept a little with envy. Ann is a freakishly talented writer whose books grab you by the throat and don't let go...even when you're finished reading them. I still can't stop thinking about Corine and Chase!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Especially, apparently, to those who wait at airports!

Last week, I had to fly to Philadelphia and back for business. And I spent far too much time in airports as a result. I didn't really expect any reward for my trouble, but when I arrived home on Friday, I found a box from Kensington Publishing containing...


I was shocked, as I really didn't expect to see my author copies until sometime next month. And I have to admit, I have had a wonderful time touching them, smelling them, and opening them up to random pages to read my own words. It's almost...surreal.

But all of this is good for you, too. In celebration, I'll be giving away two signed copies to random blog commentators. This means you could be getting a sneak peek of what's behind the red door a full month before it's available in bookstores!

I'll be open for comments for until Friday, when I'll draw a winner. And on the day I draw that winner, I'll be opening a NEW contest for a signed copy of Ann Aguirre's amazing Blue Diablo, which I read on the plane to and from Philly and which I can recommend as one of the best books I've read in 2009.