Ahoy! Hark! A contest! Feel like creating a paranormal mashup of some Harlequin book cover copy? Wonder what happens when you mix Viscounts and Sirens, or Monsters and Mayberry? Diesel ebooks and Harlequin have paired up to do a Halloween contest, and they’ve asked me to judge the entries. You can read the full details at the official site (BE YE WARNED. DRAGONS AND AUTOPLAY MUSIC ARE THERE. PLEASE MUTE THE SPEAKERS) and check out the five titles you’re invited to get your mash-up on.
All entries are entered for a random drawing for a $50 gift card for Diesel ebooks, and the winner will get their choice of a nook or a Kobo reader. There’s also a Mash-up Meet-up on 28 October at The Brickyard in Hell’s Kitchen NYC where the finalists will be read aloud and the winner announced. I’ll totally be there, drinking red wine. Come join me!
In other ebook news, Orbit has launched the Orbit Drop, where, if you sign up, you’ll receive special ebook offers on discounts, bundles, 2-for-1 deals, and all kinds of crazy things each month. I get a lot of press releases about this deal and that sale and hey look, a free chicken with every ebook, but dude. DUDE. It’s Orbit. They make the good books. I’m all over this Orbit ebook business.
BacklistEbooks.com, a cooperative of print-published authors who are digitally releasing their backlist has its own website now, and there’s a lot of romance authors offering books to read. Have you read any of these authors? Any favorite books to recommend?