Saturday, September 14, 2013

Autumn Equinox Giveaway

We've passed the Autumn Equinox, an important pagan holiday and my birthday to boot!

In a frenzy of excitement about fall, one of my favorite seasons, I've gone quite mad. 

September 20-22 Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft is FREE.

Also, just a share a little more book love, I'm giving away an Amazon gift certificate for $10. And hey, if you spend $2.99 of that downloading Audrey's Guide to Black Magic I certainly won't complain.

Just leave a comment to enter.

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Audrey's Guide to Black Magic

After recruiting a small army of beta-readers and pouring over their feedback, I've finally published Audrey's Guide to Black Magic, Book II in the Audrey's Guide series. This is part of my ongoing experiment with indie publishing. Though I still intend to publish some of my books the traditional way, this series presented me with the opportunity to do it all myself, and I have to say it's been an educational process. One of the highlights has been increased contact with my readers; the response from people willing to read and offer feedback on early drafts of this book blew me away. Many of them sent pages and pages of thoughtful, detailed notes, and some even rolled up their sleeves to copyedit the manuscript. Who knew that readers would be so diligent and generous? I'm totally grateful and humbled by their contributions.

Friday, June 21, 2013


Hello, and happy Summer Solstice, one of the most important pagan holidays. I want to make sure you have something magical to read this weekend, so I'm giving away free digital copies of AUDREY'S GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT June 21-23.

Just click here and dive in!

The second book in the Audrey's Guide trilogy, AUDREY'S GUIDE TO BLACK MAGIC, is coming soon, I promise. Thanks again to all of my amazing beta-readers who gave me so many great notes to work with. 

Hope summertime is full of watermelon, sunshine, stolen kisses and secret hideouts--or, you know, whatever it is you like best this time of year. More soon!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft Free March 31-April 4th

Okay, it might seem a bit odd to celebrate Easter by giving away free copies of a book about a young witch, but then again, spring brings out one's inner witch, doesn't it? All the blossoms exploding as if by magic; the painted eggs celebrating fertility; the general air of possibility, that anything-can-happen sense of wonder.

In honor of spring, I'm offering Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft Free at Amazon for five days:
Click Here for Free Witchy Romance!

Are you still a dedicated reader of actual paper books? No worries. I'm giving away a signed paperback copy at GoodReads. You can enter that HERE until April 13th.

Happy Spring!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


My new microphone just arrived--I seriously love this baby! She's so pretty, so 1940s, yet very simple and practical. Plugs right into my computer! I plan to record audiobooks now, a lifelong dream of mine. I love reading books aloud, and I devour audiobooks at an alarming rate. Until now the hope of producing my own audiobooks seemed rather impractical and hardly worth the effort, but now that Amazon purchased Audible and started the Audiobook Creation Exchange, it seems much more doable. I'll keep you posted. I still have questions, but I'm determined to get answers and make this dream come true. There's just nothing like someone telling you a story, and there's nothing so revealing for a writer as reading one's work aloud.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Feed Your Addiction Amazon Giveaway!

I'm guessing lots of lucky folks out there found an iPad, Kindle, Nook or some other ereader under the tree this Christmas. Of course, some old fashioned bibliophiles out there still cling to print books, which I totally respect. Though I've become addicted to ebooks, I curled up with a pulpy paperback from the 1950s last week and it was delicious--so nostalgic and cozy! It was an old dog-eared copy of The Build-Up Boys, about Public Relations; it had some serious Mad Men style going on, which I can't get enough of lately. Oh, and it's not really quite so trashy as the cover makes it look.

However you prefer to consume books, whatever your tastes, I'd like to enable your literary addictions with a little token of my love...

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft FREE!

In order to celebrate the Day of the Dead, I'm offering AUDREY'S GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT  FREE: November 1-2 

Here's the Amazon Teaser: 
From the award-winning author of Babe in Boyland comes a Young Adult paranormal romance about witchcraft, black magic, and the pleasures of paranormal chocolate...

Falling in love, baking a magical cake, fighting an evil necromancer—it’s all in a day’s work for Audrey Oliver, seventeen-year-old witch-in-training. When her mother goes missing and her mysterious "cousin" shows up out of the blue, Audrey knows something’s gone horribly, dangerously wrong. Now it’s up to her to get her own magical powers up to speed before everyone she loves is destroyed by the sorcerer intricately connected to her mother’s secret past. 

And links to some new reviews from wonderful bloggers:

"This is an absolutely amazing book, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves books about witchcraft. A little heads up for Harry Potter fans, there is an HP reference! I can't wait to see what happens next in this series."      Melissa's Midnight Musings

"I enjoyed watching Audrey develop and embrace her powers. The romance was just perfect to fit the tone of the story, and the ending was very dramatic."  The Bookish Babe

"The chapter with the chocolate cake tasting scene is so well done that you can practically taste the chocolate melting on your tongue. If nothing else it will leave you craving chocolate cake!  Thankfully, Ms. Gehrman provides us with the delectable recipe." 
Rainy Day Ramblings Review and Giveaway!