Friday, February 10, 2012

Curves & Qs Blog Tour and Giveaway

Curves & Qs

I’m so excited to be part of Shiloh Walker’s blog tour celebrating the release of her last two book in her Ash Trilogy-If You See Her and If You Know Her.

  Each participant in this tour was was allowed to ask one question about the trilogy. 

My Question: Your endings to each Ash story were unconventional. Did you expect the extreme reaction to got to it?

Shiloh’s Answer: I figured I'd have some people disgruntled, yes.  The only reason this worked was because Ballantine was ready to give me release dates for all three titles so close together.  I knew going in that I'd be ending each story in a different sort of way and I was prepared for some…ah…interesting responses.  But I really couldn't have done it any other way, if I wanted to give the overall story my absolute best.

 

Excerpt:

From IF YOU KNOW HER

Nia's hand shook as she reached for her cell phone.

It took three tries to actually get her hands to cooperate long enough to call Bryson.  Before her cousin died, Bryson had been Joely's fiancé, and a casual friend of Nia's.  The two of them had tried to keep in touch for a while, both Nia and Bryson had finally realized their memories were too painful.

Needless to say, he wasn't pleased to have her on the phone.  “Nia…it's late.”

She glanced at the clock, winced when she saw it was past eleven.

“Sorry. This won't take long.  I just…ah, well.  I had a question.  Had Joely gotten her hair cut recently?”

“Her hair? What?”

“Yeah.  A hair cut.  Had she gotten it cut before she…ah..died?”

He sighed.  “No.  She hadn't.  She wanted it long for the wedding--something…” His voice half broke.  “Shit.  No.  I don't know what the hell this is about, but she hadn't gotten her fucking hair cut.”

“Okay.  Thank you.”

He hung up without saying another word.

Nia put her phone down and continued to stare at the report.  This didn't mean anything.   She waited for that rational voice to murmur an agreement, waited for that voice to tell her to dump this file, just like she had dumped so many others.

But for once, that voice was silent.

Completely and utterly silent.

 

Enter the Curves & Qs giveaway for a chance to win a book provided by Shiloh Walker, or the grand prize, win $50 Gift Certificate provided by Hips and Curves

The blog hop will take place at the following blogs:

2/6 The Book Vixen
2/8 Fiction Vixen Book Reviews
2/10 Tori's Misadventures
2/13 Life as a Spaz
2/15 Under the Covers

To enter, just visit each blog on the scheduled date...entry instructions will be posted at each blog. You can enter up to one time per blog for up to five entries for the grand prize. One winner will be chosen for a daily prize (a signed book from Shiloh) at each blog. Hosting bloggers are allowed to enter, although they can't win at their respective blogs. They are eligible for prizes offered at the other blogs, and the grand prize.

All comments when be tallied up and one winner be chosen to win the main prize, an e-gift certificate to online retailer **Hips and Curves.

The prize is valued at $50 (US) and winner is responsible for any and all costs over the dollar amount of the GC. Contest is open internationally, void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning depend of number of entries. The contest will remain open until 2/22. Winner(s) to be posted the week of 2.28 at Shiloh's blog, and will also be notified via email, however they must reply back within 14 days to claim prize.

  • Giveaway is open Internationally.
  • Comments are appreciated, however, you must fill out the form below in order to enter this giveaway.
  • You have until Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 to enter.
  • Winner will be contacted by Shiloh Walker via email and will be announced on her website.

    Good luck to all who enter!

    For a further list of rules, please check out the disclaimer at shilohwalker.com.

    **Please note the e-gift certificate was donated by Hips and Curves with no strings attached.**

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    13 comments:

    Sasha said...

    I kind of like that we have to wait to find out who did it!! Although, I'm grateful the wait isn't terribly long!! :) Can't wait for the 28th!!

    Danielle said...

    I loved the endings. It's like a really good TV series! I'm so excited to finish the series!

    Victoria said...

    What I really love about Shiloh's books is they're realistic. She doesn't give the sugar coating we often get in other reads. Thank you.

    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

    Brenda Hyde said...

    It shows how much faith the publisher has in your writing that they were willing to look at the series as a whole. Your writing is amazing though, so I get it:)

    Shiloh Walker said...

    I've decided blogger blogs hate me. I have to keep reloading to get anything to show for my comments so I'm doing this all in one knock out... :)

    Sasha, nah, not too long.

    Danielle, LOL. Well, I was hoping if people can handle cliff hangers on movies not too many would wanna hurt me over the books. ;)

    Thanks Viki... :)

    Brenda, generally pubs will buy 2-3 books so they bought it as a series, anyway, but it was only doable this way because they would release them close. OTherwise, I would have been writing something very different...

    Thanks for helping with the hop, Tori!

    Jen B. said...

    Great question! I love it when an author does the unexpected. That being said, I have been known to throw a book against the wall when I am frustrated by an ending.

    Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

    I love how her books flow as I get so in to them I hate for them to finish..*S*
    Thank you for the blog hop giveaway!

    Darcy
    pommawolf @hotmail.com

    June M. said...

    I am really wanting to read these books. They are on my TBR list, I am just trying to make a dent in my Mt. Read Me before buying any more books, lol.

    bn100 said...

    The whole series sounds very good.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Catherine Lee said...

    I love this tour format of each blogger being able to ask one question. It seems like the participants ask really thoughtful questions...so as not to waste their one!

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    sienny said...

    congratz for the new release. since the trilogy has finished, i'm gonna start reading it :D

    smile_1773@yahoo.com

    Filia Oktarina said...

    congrats for the new release.
    Thank you for the blog hop giveaway!

    donnas said...

    Great question!!

    I really liked the first book, looking forward to these two.