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Bone Flower Throne Now Available for Pre-Order

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The Bone Flower Throne - cover 8-16You can now pre-order The Bone Flower Throne in paperback on Amazon. Copies will start shipping October 7th, with the ebook version becoming available for immediate download around the same time, or a few days later.

Right now the product description is a little messed up, but hopefully Ingram will fix the errors soon. Pre-orders are important for any new book, so if you were planning to buy a copy anyway, I hope you’ll consider pre-ordering it now.

Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write Contest

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I’m still pretty new to the whole romance genre, but there are tons of contests new writers can enter, and now that I have an actual completed manuscript, I’ve decided to dip my toe into the contest scene. Last month, I entered the MoRWA Gateway to the Best contest, and just last week I learned of a rather cool, free contest run by Harlequin called So You Think You Can Write? For a period of about 3 weeks, Harlequin lets authors (who aren’t already contracted with Harlequin) post the first chapter of their novel and a 100-word synopsis for readers to look at and comment on. All entries are also looked at and graded by Harlequin editors of 20 different lines, then, authors of those samples with the 50 highest ratings are invited to submit their complete manuscript to the editors. The editors then narrow it to down to the top ten and those full manuscripts are posted on Harlequin’s website for reader voting. The one voted best manuscript wins a contract, though in the past quite a few folks in the top ten have landed contracts as well. While there was a time when the thought of a having a full manuscript available to read out on the internet would have made me squicky, I’m just not there anymore; there’s only a handful of places that I think would be remotely interested in a novel set outside the Regency, Highlander, and medieval settings, so self-publishing seems the most likely route for this book anyway, so why not at least give it a try. Besides, let’s not be overeager and think that I would even get beyond the top 50, even if I made it that far to begin with. What I’m really hoping for is some feedback, and maybe even meet some folks who would be interested in exchanging critiques (I’ve gotten one offer to beta read, so I’m super excited about that).

Anyway, the first chapter of my alternate history romance set in the universe of my One World series is on the contest website. Here’s the pitch for it:

Driven by visions of the end of the world, Aztec Emperor Cuauhtemoc averted the Spanish Conquest of Central America. When he discovers the slave woman who would have helped Cortes working in his palace, he’s determined to win her trust, so she can help him turn his enemies into allies.

But to Malinali, he’s no different than the other noblemen who’ve made her life as a slave miserable. With time and work, suspicion turns into trust, and trust grows into love, but the shadows of an avoided past threatens to turn them into the enemies history meant them to be.

You can read the first chapter here.

If you have a manuscript you’re interested in entering yourself, they’re accepting entries until 4pm EDT on October 9th. You can follow discussion about the contest on twitter at #sytycw2013.

Santa Arrives Early This Year!

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Check out what the UPS guy brought me on this most rainy, miserable day:

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With the weather so wet the last two days, I was really worried that they would get left on the front porch and ruined, but luckily I heard the truck pull up and so was able to take them in hand immediately. These are the 10 ARC copies for the Goodreads contest.

Oh, I haven’t mentioned the Goodreads contest yet, have I? Well, click below and you can enter to win one of these beautiful paper copies, signed by me. The contest ends October 8th.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Bone Flower Throne by T.L. Morganfield

The Bone Flower Throne

by T.L. Morganfield

Giveaway ends October 08, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

Contest Winners Announcement

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Thank you everyone who entered the contest to win a digital ARC of The Bone Flower Throne; only 18 people entered, and I felt a bit bad excluding 3 people at random, so everyone who entered will receive a copy for their enjoyment. What is 3 extra copies anyway? So look for my email in your inbox sometime today.

If you missed the opportunity to enter, or you don’t have an ereader, I will be running a print ARC contest on Goodreads within the next week or so.

A New Look Calls for a Contest! Win a Free Digital ARC

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Win a free digital ARC!

Win a free digital ARC!

The website had undergone a top to bottom renovation and I’m really very thrilled with the fantastic work Jeremiah Tolbert of Clockpunk Studios did with it. A new book deserves a new site filled with all sorts of goodies, right? I hope you find the site more reader-friendly now, with separate book pages for all my novels/collections/anthologies, with easy to click buy links, and I’m in the process of building up some extras on each book page, to make them more interesting to visit. And I’m over the moon with how Jeremiah integrated Kurt and Zelda’s fabulous web art into the new design; I love the watermark affect of the sketch on the bottom of each page and the peppering of the colored banners throughout the pages. Have a click around to see the full extent of the customizations he did. I highly recommend Clockpunk Studios to anyone looking to have some website work done.

Let’s celebrate! Win a free digital ARC!

Such big changes call for a contest. I’m giving away Fifteen digital ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) of The Bone Flower Throne. It’s available in both Mobi (Kindle) and epub (Nook) formats, and while I’d love the winners to review the book at Goodreads/Amazon/B&N/blog when they’re done, it’s not a requirement. To enter, simply leave a comment below (only on the WordPress blog; not LiveJournal); be sure to use an active email address* when filling out the comment form, for winners’ files will be sent to those addresses. I’d really love to give away the full fifteen, so please let your friends know about the contest (and if the turnout is more than anticipated, I might up the number of ARC prizes…). I’ll hold the drawing Tuesday September 3rd and email out files to the winners the following day.

*I promise not to use your email address for anything outside the purposes of this contest and will only be used/looked at in the event you win a prize. I will not be collecting email addresses to spam you with unwanted mail, nor will I sell your email address to third parties. I figure if you want me emailing you with publishing news, you will sign up for the mailing list.