Monthly Blog Giveaway: $15 eGift Card or Free E-books

THIS MONTH’S PRIZE

For this month’s giveaway, I’m offering one random winner their choice of one of the following:

  1) $15 eGift Card to Amazon.com.

  2) $15 eGift Card to Barnes & Noble. 

  3) Winner’s choice of any three (3) full-length Sloan Parker e-books.

The winner will be contacted privately to select which gift they’d like to receive.

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

RULES AND TERMS:

  • The giveaway runs until the end of the day tomorrow. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on March 1, 2017One random winner will be selected and then contacted directly about her/his prize. Chance of winning depends on the total number of entries. No purchase necessary. Please note: currently we are purchasing Amazon gift cards that are for use only on Amazon.com.

Thanks for entering and good luck! Be sure to check back next month for another reader giveaway on my blogIf you’d like, you can sign-up to receive my blog posts via email. I typically post about twice a week. Mostly fun, inspiring videos, pictures, and quotes,

I also do a reader giveaway in each of my newsletters. You can sign-up for the free newsletter using this form.

Monthly Reader Giveaway: $15 eGift Card or Free E-books

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Thanks so much to everyone who entered last month’s giveaway. Contacting the winner is always one of my favorite parts of the month.

THIS MONTH’S PRIZE

For this month’s giveaway, I’m offering a random winner their choice of one of the following:

  1) $15 eGift Card to Amazon.com.

  2) $15 eGift Card to Barnes & Noble. 

  3) Winner’s choice of any 4 full-length Sloan Parker e-books.

The winner will be contacted privately to select which gift they’d like to receive.

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

RULES AND TERMS:

  • The giveaway runs until the end of the day tomorrow. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 25, 2017One random winner will be selected and then contacted directly about his/her prize. Chance of winning depends on the total number of entries. No purchase necessary. Currently we are only purchasing Amazon gift cards that are for use only on Amazon.com.

Thanks for entering and good luck! Be sure to check back next month for another reader giveaway on my blogIf you’d like, you can sign-up to receive my blog posts via email. I typically post about twice a week. Mostly fun, inspiring videos, pictures, and quotes,

I also do a reader giveaway in each of my newsletters. You can sign-up for the free newsletter using this form.

Follow Me on Amazon for New Release News

Amazon Author Follow

A relatively new option on Amazon is the “Follow” button for Author Profile pages. This allows readers to keep tabs on their favorites authors and their books. According to Amazon, “if a new book is released or made available for pre-order by an author you’re following, you’ll be notified shortly after.”

So if you’d like to get e-mail alerts of my new releases, log in to Amazon and click the “Follow” button on my Author Page.

 

I SWEAR TO YOU Release Party: Behind-the-Story Tidbits

I Swear To You by Sloan Parker Giveaway

Today’s winner of the I SWEAR TO YOU Release Party Giveaway is:
Kelsey O. Congratulations!

I SWEAR TO YOU is now available at Amazon!

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Here are some behind-the-story tidbits from my writing of Grady and Mateo’s story:

  • In the original premise I pitched to my publisher, Mateo and Grady’s roles were reversed. As the story unfolded, it became clear Mateo should be the one who had no one in his life after he thought he’d lost Grady, and Grady should be the more reluctant one when it came to the two of them first being together.
  • In an early draft, the first kiss between Mateo and Grady happened at a frat party in a bedroom upstairs. I wanted them to stop thinking and give into everything they were feeling, ultimately having sex in that bedroom at the frat house. But as I started working on that scene, I decided I wanted them to be at the lake and to not go “all the way.” That one decision was the moment everything started to fall in place for this story.
  • Much of this story’s first draft was written by hand in restaurants and a local coffee shop.
  • I Swear to You was probably one of the most linear stories I’ve ever written, meaning I started at the beginning and basically worked my way toward the end. I did have outline notes for some of the later chapters, but I wasn’t quite sure what the final scene would look like until I got farther into the story. Usually I know how each story ends very early on in the process, sometimes going so far as to write the ending before 3/4 of the book is drafted.
  • I had several ideas in mind for what Mateo had witnessed in his past, and until I wrote the scene in the bathroom where he tells Grady the truth, I wasn’t certain which version I was going to use.

Remember, if you haven’t done so yet, enter my release party giveaway for a chance at one of this week’s giveaways of a $10 e-gift card to All Romance eBooks. If you’ve already entered, you’ll be included in all of this week’s giveaways until you win a prize or the party ends. You only need to enter once. Good luck!

My short stories now available at Amazon & other stores

In preparation for self-publishing my serial story later this year, I’ve set up accounts with Amazon and a few other retailers and distributors, and I went through the process of uploading my short stories. Now you can get a copy of these two stories at the following online retailers. (More locations to come as the books work their way through the distribution channels.)

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A Lesson in Truth is still available via my website and is now at Smashwords too.
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