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This or… That?
It’s #FunFriday over in my Facebook reader group, and time for a #poll + #giveaway! I’m almost done with BURYING THE DEAD (Book Four of The Dead Series), and a LOT is happening. Hyacinth has a whole new set of challenges to face, both “professional” and, er, “personal.” ;) Let’s just say – her relationship status is…evolving! :)
So… I’m curious: Are you Team Eric or Team Jason?? Join me in my Facebook reader group, and cast your vote by 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on January 19, 2022, and you’ll be entered to win a $5 Amazon card!
If you need some inspiration, see below. Maybe these guys aren’t quite how you pictured them, but still – fun to look at, right?? So who should Hyacinth choose?? Scroll down for more, and then hop over to Kerry’s Kindred Spirits and vote for your favorite now!
P.S. Not on Facebook? Sign up for my Very Occasional Mailing List for an alternate way of entering!
ERIC GUILLIOT, Officier de Police Judiciaire
JASON JONES, Dioguardi Demon
WAKING THE DEAD Wins Big!
I am SO late announcing this here! Life has been crazy – I can’t believe Awards Month has come and gone, and now it’s mid-November already. *sigh* But better late than never, right?
So, without further ado, I am super excited to announce that WAKING THE DEAD won the Gold Medal for Best Published Fantasy in Florida Writers Association’s Royal Palm Literary Award! I am so honored by this award, as DEBRIEFING THE DEAD won it last year.
WOW. Just…wow. :)
And…I’m even later announcing that WAKING THE DEAD also earned First Runner Up in InD’tale Magazine’s Reward Of Novel Excellence Award for Best Paranormal (Long) – which DEBRIEFING THE DEAD won last year!
Thank you to everyone who voted in the public voting rounds, and thank you to everyone who continues to buy, review, and recommend it! I appreciate your support!
Have a wonderful, peaceful Veteran’s Day, wherever you are. And stay safe!!
We Did It!
Thank you all SO much for your support! And sorry for the delayed update – it turns out teaching high school math to middle school students, 100% online, is EXACTLY as hard and time-consuming as it sounds. :(
Anyway! I’m not here to complain about the day job, but to share wonderful news: On September 9, DEBRIEFING THE DEAD officially became a bestseller, in several categories, and in three countries: the US, Canada, and the UK. (I made it to #2 in Australia, also for several days! :)) And it stayed in the top 10, in all those countries, for five to six days!
So, thank you ALL for your support during this big push! I couldn’t have done it without you!!
Next up: Awards month! In all the other excitement, I almost forgot (#lying ;)) that WAKING THE DEAD is still nominated for two awards, both of which will be announced in October. First up is InD’tale Magazine’s RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) Awards on October 10, followed by the Royal Palm Literary Awards on October 17.
WAKING THE DEAD is a Royal Palm Literary Award Finalist
I’m SO excited to announce that WAKING THE DEAD is following in its Big Sister’s (DEBRIEFING THE DEAD‘s) footsteps – not only did it make it to the 2020 RONE Finals for Best Paranormal: Long, but I just learned it’s also a Royal Palm Literary Award Finalist for Best Published Fantasy!
Sadly, BOTH those awards ceremonies are in October. Maybe by then, my fingernails will have grown back (from all the nail biting ;)) and I’ll be able to hobble down the Virtual Red Carpets with no cast, and no boot, completely under my own steam! (I had foot surgery a couple of weeks ago – 2020 is the year that Just. Won’t. Quit!!!!! :))
Have a wonderful week, everyone! Hope your summers are going well!
Time to Vote in the 2020 RONE Awards!
Please consider voting for WAKING THE DEAD in the 2020 RONE Awards (Paranormal – Long category)! I’ve earned the 4.5 star review, but I need YOUR help to get into the final round! It’s an easy process – really!
- If you’ve never voted before (and therefore need to create an account), I made a cheatsheet for the process, which is the hardest part: http://bit.ly/RoneVoteInstructions
- Once you have an account (or if you voted previously, and already have one), vote here: https://indtale.com/rone-awards-week-six-may-18-24
- And as a thank you for voting (even if it’s not for my book… :)), you can enter my RONE 2020 Amazon $20 Giveaway here: https://bit.ly/RONEVoteGiveaway
Thanks so much for considering!! :)
WAKING THE DEAD is a 2020 RONE Nominee
I’m so excited to announce that WAKING THE DEAD has been nominated for InD’tale Magazine’s 2020 RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) Awards, in the Paranormal – Long category! (This is the same category that DEBRIEFING THE DEAD won last year – talk about pressure!!!) Unfortunately ;), this means I’ll be begging for votes in the Reader Voting Round, which runs May 18 through May 24.
But right now, I’m just happy dancing and drinking virtual champagne while self-quarantining. (Side note: The silver lining in all this madness is that I have FINISHED the first draft of DAMNING THE DEAD! I’m editing it now, and will turn it in to my editor as soon as I can. Fingers crossed that it may come out later this year!!!)
Free Book Lovers Calendars Are Back!
Updated 12/27/19: All calendars have been claimed and mailed. Thanks so much, and sign up for my mailing list (if you haven’t already!) to get the announcement if/when next year’s calendars are available. Happy New Year, all!! :)
Guess what?? It’s FREE* Book Lovers Wall Calendar time! As a special thanks to my readers, I gave these out last year, and they “sold out” in under two hours! If you want one, you MUST be a subscriber to my mailing list – sign up now (https://kerryblaisdell.com/voml/), so you don’t miss when the notice goes out!
(*Yes, these are 100% free – I even pay for postage! But, it’s only while supplies last, and only to U.S. addresses – sorry!! )
N.N. Light Book Awards – Double Winner!
I’m so THRILLED to announce that WAKING THE DEAD has won the N.N. Light Book Award for Best Urban Fantasy of 2019! I saw the email as I scrolled up my inbox this morning, and two emails later I discovered…PUBLISH OR PERISH also won, for Best Romantic Suspense!!
To say I’m honored is a severe understatement. Like DEBRIEFING THE DEAD, PUBLISH OR PERISH is a book that I shopped around for years to agents and editors, who gave me oodles of form rejections. Which just proves once again that what agents think they can sell, or editors think is publishable, isn’t necessarily what readers think is just a good book. :)
Okay, I have to take my tiara off now and get to work. But WHAT a way to start the last week before Winter Break – I couldn’t ask for a better Christmas present!!!!!
HOLT Medallion Winner for Best Paranormal and Best First Book
Can you stand even MORE good news?? I am in shock – and feel SO honored and blessed to announce that DEBRIEFING THE DEAD is a Double Winner in the HOLT Medallion Contest, for Best Paranormal and Best First Book! I can’t even begin to describe how I feel, so I’m just going to say I cried. And still feel like crying. Tears of joy and pride, of course – especially because this award is 100% judged by readers. I am SO happy right now!
In fact…. I’m so happy, I’m celebrating with another big giveaway!! I’ll be officially hosting it on the OSRBC Facebook Page, but for those who don’t use Facebook, you can follow the link below and enter to win a Grand Prize Pack of autographed print* copies of both books in The Dead Series (DEBRIEFING THE DEAD and WAKING THE DEAD), or digital copies of both books (second place) or choice of one book (third place).
Ready? Enter here and good luck!
* NOTE: Print copies available only to U.S. residents. In the event an international winner is chosen for the Grand Prize, digital copies will be substituted for the print ones. For further rules and regulations, please see the contest entry page.