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The Great Book Giveaway with RJ Silver!

>I am really excited about this special event we’re calling The Great Book Giveaway! Today, I have guest RJ Silver with me. RJ is a former thriller writer who fell in love and changed life paths. He now writes lighthearted humor and romance in an effort to add something positive to the world.

To that end, he’s here today giving away 2 free books — to EVERYONE! By downloading his books and telling others about them (provided you like them, of course) you’ll be drawing attention to his Foundation for underprivilidged children of Asia.

Many of you have heard or even read The Princess and the Penis (P&P). Tremendously popular on Amazon, P&P was downloaded over 400,000 times in just 8 months. Today, RJ is giving it, and another of his books, away free. Nothing to sign up for. Nothing to fill out. Absolutely no strings. Do a good deed for charity and get a gift in the process. A true win-win!

You can tell when I’m excited about something–I talk a lot! I guess I’ll let RJ have a turn…*zipping mouth* *ushering RJ to the stage*

FREEBIES FOR A GOOD CAUSE
I spent most of my life being selfish, in love as well as my quest for fame and fortune as a writer.

Fittingly, I never found either.

Then I started travelling Asia and witnessed something I couldn’t accept: children without hope or opportunity. Children who, unlike me, wouldn’t get a fair chance in life.

In the midst of this discovery, I also met an extraordinary woman, one who had been one of those hopeless children at one time in her life, but who, through incredible strength and determination, managed to put herself through school, obtain two university degrees, and emerge from her poverty to become a teacher herself.

That’s the moment my selfish pretensions finally fell away, I fell in love, and I immediately threw away my supposedly promising career as a thriller writer to write quirky romantic stories of love, hope, and humor instead.

That was one year ago. Recently, one of my books, The Princess & the Penis, hit # 2 humor, # 5 Romance, and # 25 overall at Amazon.

Now I’m trying to use this success to pull off something far more worthwhile: the creation of a foundation to help underprivileged children in Southeast Asia get out of bad situations and into good homes that provide love, care, and a proper education. You can read more about this cause at http://www.rjsilver.com/foundation/ , but sometimes a picture’s worth a thousand words:

That’s me – the little green alien, because personal recognition/achievement no longer matters to me. It’s the cause that counts.

And here’s the really good part—not only can you help a child in need without shelling out a cent, you get a gift in the process. This is a win-win! Simply utilize the FREE coupon codes listed below to download two of my very popular books!

Both can be downloaded in any format you wish, using the links and coupons shown. Even better, these links/coupons can be shared with your family, friends, and anyone else you like. They’re unlimited until they expire on November 10, 2011.

How does having you read these books help my cause? When people read these books, they tell others – lots of them. In its first free release, The Princess & the Penis was downloaded 400,000 times. The exposure from the books in turn brings exposure to the Foundation and the sales of the books after the free period ends ultimately funds the Foundation.

That’s it! Simply read the books (they’re only about 30 to 40 minutes each), and, if you like them, tell others about them via email, Twitter, etc. That word of mouth will go a long way to helping me achieve the momentum I need to get the Foundation moving.

So don’t wait! Help a child and grab a great read now!

A beautiful, chaste, and completely naive princess encounters a strange lump in her mattress. The lump soon morphs into a shape familiar to everyone but her, triggering her curiosity and her father’s greatest fears. He frantically tries to intervene, but having a large phantom phallus in a curious maiden’s bed is never a good combination.

Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/32400
Coupon: EJ89K

Gerry Lankin has a problem. All his life, women have been hitting him over the head, usually for good reason. Recognizing he’s at fault, he’s about to make big changes in his life, when he bumps into three older men at the airport. They convince him that the key to romantic happiness isn’t self-improvement; it’s finding a woman with low expectations.

Gerry’s about to discover just how wrong three old men can be.
Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/94142
Coupon: NT26P

If you’re feeling truly inspired and want to take the next step in helping a needy child, you can write a review on whichever platform you typically buy your books (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.), because our success is truly all about you telling others.

Wait! There are more prizes!!

BONUS: Share your review here and WIN! We’ll be thanking the first 10 reviewers with a free t-shirt, and the next 10 with a free coffee mug, both with the Foundation logo. All t-shirts and mugs will be shipped free of charge from Zazzle.

Everyone who posts a review here may request a free custom handmade bookmark from Joan…examples shown in prior blog posts…with the Foundation logo.

Thanks for your support. Here’s hoping we’ll soon be laughing our way to good deeds!

RJ Silver

RJ on Facebook
RJ on Twitter
RJ on Goodreads
Contact RJ

>The Great Book Giveaway with RJ Silver!

>I am really excited about this special event we’re calling The Great Book Giveaway! Today, I have guest RJ Silver with me. RJ is a former thriller writer who fell in love and changed life paths. He now writes lighthearted humor and romance in an effort to add something positive to the world.

To that end, he’s here today giving away 2 free books — to EVERYONE! By downloading his books and telling others about them (provided you like them, of course) you’ll be drawing attention to his Foundation for underprivilidged children of Asia.

Many of you have heard or even read The Princess and the Penis (P&P). Tremendously popular on Amazon, P&P was downloaded over 400,000 times in just 8 months. Today, RJ is giving it, and another of his books, away free. Nothing to sign up for. Nothing to fill out. Absolutely no strings. Do a good deed for charity and get a gift in the process. A true win-win!

You can tell when I’m excited about something–I talk a lot! I guess I’ll let RJ have a turn…*zipping mouth* *ushering RJ to the stage*

FREEBIES FOR A GOOD CAUSE
I spent most of my life being selfish, in love as well as my quest for fame and fortune as a writer.

Fittingly, I never found either.

Then I started travelling Asia and witnessed something I couldn’t accept: children without hope or opportunity. Children who, unlike me, wouldn’t get a fair chance in life.

In the midst of this discovery, I also met an extraordinary woman, one who had been one of those hopeless children at one time in her life, but who, through incredible strength and determination, managed to put herself through school, obtain two university degrees, and emerge from her poverty to become a teacher herself.

That’s the moment my selfish pretensions finally fell away, I fell in love, and I immediately threw away my supposedly promising career as a thriller writer to write quirky romantic stories of love, hope, and humor instead.

That was one year ago. Recently, one of my books, The Princess & the Penis, hit # 2 humor, # 5 Romance, and # 25 overall at Amazon.

Now I’m trying to use this success to pull off something far more worthwhile: the creation of a foundation to help underprivileged children in Southeast Asia get out of bad situations and into good homes that provide love, care, and a proper education. You can read more about this cause at http://www.rjsilver.com/foundation/ , but sometimes a picture’s worth a thousand words:

That’s me – the little green alien, because personal recognition/achievement no longer matters to me. It’s the cause that counts.

And here’s the really good part—not only can you help a child in need without shelling out a cent, you get a gift in the process. This is a win-win! Simply utilize the FREE coupon codes listed below to download two of my very popular books!

Both can be downloaded in any format you wish, using the links and coupons shown. Even better, these links/coupons can be shared with your family, friends, and anyone else you like. They’re unlimited until they expire on November 10, 2011.

How does having you read these books help my cause? When people read these books, they tell others – lots of them. In its first free release, The Princess & the Penis was downloaded 400,000 times. The exposure from the books in turn brings exposure to the Foundation and the sales of the books after the free period ends ultimately funds the Foundation.

That’s it! Simply read the books (they’re only about 30 to 40 minutes each), and, if you like them, tell others about them via email, Twitter, etc. That word of mouth will go a long way to helping me achieve the momentum I need to get the Foundation moving.

So don’t wait! Help a child and grab a great read now!

A beautiful, chaste, and completely naive princess encounters a strange lump in her mattress. The lump soon morphs into a shape familiar to everyone but her, triggering her curiosity and her father’s greatest fears. He frantically tries to intervene, but having a large phantom phallus in a curious maiden’s bed is never a good combination.

Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/32400
Coupon: EJ89K

Gerry Lankin has a problem. All his life, women have been hitting him over the head, usually for good reason. Recognizing he’s at fault, he’s about to make big changes in his life, when he bumps into three older men at the airport. They convince him that the key to romantic happiness isn’t self-improvement; it’s finding a woman with low expectations.

Gerry’s about to discover just how wrong three old men can be.
Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/94142
Coupon: NT26P

If you’re feeling truly inspired and want to take the next step in helping a needy child, you can write a review on whichever platform you typically buy your books (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.), because our success is truly all about you telling others.

Wait! There are more prizes!!

BONUS: Share your review here and WIN! We’ll be thanking the first 10 reviewers with a free t-shirt, and the next 10 with a free coffee mug, both with the Foundation logo. All t-shirts and mugs will be shipped free of charge from Zazzle.

Everyone who posts a review here may request a free custom handmade bookmark from Joan…examples shown in prior blog posts…with the Foundation logo.

Thanks for your support. Here’s hoping we’ll soon be laughing our way to good deeds!

RJ Silver

RJ on Facebook
RJ on Twitter
RJ on Goodreads
Contact RJ

New Year’s Giveaway: Day 10, Darynda Jones

>Darynda Jones, like Vivi Andrews, was a 2009 Golden Heart Finalist® with me.  She also went on to WIN the 2009 GH for Best Paranormal Romance with her manuscript FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT, which sold to Saint Martin’s Press in a three book deal. 

The novel comes out in hardback this February, and I thought about attempting to win an ARC. But when I discovered the chances (like 1 in hundreds), and went to her website to read an excerpt, which sent me running directly to Amazon to place my pre-order.  Screw those chances — I had to have this book.  As soon as it came off the press.

Darynda has a sense of humor that had me laughing out loud, characters I immediately had to get to know better, an engaging voice so easy to read I felt like someone was talking to me and a premise that is fresh and so fun!

I know Darynda through Twitter, RWA and a chapter of RWA we both belong to, Kiss of Death Mystery and Suspense.   She is as sweet as she is funny, and I’m so pleased we connected this year.

Up For Win Today:
Darynda’s debut paranormal romance, FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT.

To enter:
Follow me on Twitter: @joanswan & send me a tweet with #newyear in the message. (Tweet Here)

Book Summary:
Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.

Read the excerpt that caught my attention: HERE.

Upcoming Releases:
SECOND GRAVE ON THE LEFT, August 2011

Works In Progress:
THIRD GRAVE DEAD AHEAD, December 2012

Contact Info:
Website
Blog
Twitter
Email

Have a great weekend everyone!  Hope you’ll come back next week for more AWESOME authors including Kris Kennedy, Alison Kent, Sylvia Day, Margie Lawson and the fabulous Elisabeth Naughton!

>New Year’s Giveaway: Day 10, Darynda Jones

>Darynda Jones, like Vivi Andrews, was a 2009 Golden Heart Finalist® with me.  She also went on to WIN the 2009 GH for Best Paranormal Romance with her manuscript FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT, which sold to Saint Martin’s Press in a three book deal. 

The novel comes out in hardback this February, and I thought about attempting to win an ARC. But when I discovered the chances (like 1 in hundreds), and went to her website to read an excerpt, which sent me running directly to Amazon to place my pre-order.  Screw those chances — I had to have this book.  As soon as it came off the press.

Darynda has a sense of humor that had me laughing out loud, characters I immediately had to get to know better, an engaging voice so easy to read I felt like someone was talking to me and a premise that is fresh and so fun!

I know Darynda through Twitter, RWA and a chapter of RWA we both belong to, Kiss of Death Mystery and Suspense.   She is as sweet as she is funny, and I’m so pleased we connected this year.

Up For Win Today:
Darynda’s debut paranormal romance, FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT.

To enter:
Follow me on Twitter: @joanswan & send me a tweet with #newyear in the message. (Tweet Here)

Book Summary:
Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.

Read the excerpt that caught my attention: HERE.

Upcoming Releases:
SECOND GRAVE ON THE LEFT, August 2011

Works In Progress:
THIRD GRAVE DEAD AHEAD, December 2012

Contact Info:
Website
Blog
Twitter
Email

Have a great weekend everyone!  Hope you’ll come back next week for more AWESOME authors including Kris Kennedy, Alison Kent, Sylvia Day, Margie Lawson and the fabulous Elisabeth Naughton!