Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WINNER announcement

Two weeks ago I announced the Become a Character Contest for my next book, Awaken. Awaken is the follow up to Slumber. This character has been plotted out for months but I needed to know who she really was. So what better way than to hold a contest letting one my fans become her.
There were only eight entries but I'm glad people entered.
The rules were simple; take a selfie of you and Slumber, tell me a quick review and also who you think the character would be. And they HAD to have been emailed to me in order for me to keep track of entries.
I've assigned numbers to the names and then put these numbers into Random.org so that the winner was chosen randomly.


Here are the contestants with their copies of Slumber! 

And the winner is.........................................................................

Number 6  Shelly Muncaster

The character that Shelly will portray is a healer fairy from a neighboring village called Stirling. She plays a very intricate role in the saving of Rory's love interest, Sawyer.
I will have more information on this character late because I don't want to give away too much for those who haven't read the first book.
Thank you to all of you who entered!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Become a Character Contest

Have you always wanted to be a character in a book? Well now is your chance!

Book 2 of Slumber, Awaken, will be out this year. Depending on how fast my fingers will write it. But I need a character. Will you help me?
I need you to follow three simple tasks to be in the running for this once in a lifetime chance.
1. Send a selfie of you with your copy of Slumber (eBook or print) *you must be in the photo
2. Send me what you thought about Slumber *a short review
3. Send me what role you think your character will play*just for fun
Send all three to csloat@verizon.net topic "character contest" by March 30th at 12 p.m. EST
You have two weeks to get these tasks done.
Good Luck!


Slumber is finally here!

The long awaited fantasy fairy tale retelling, Slumber, has been released! You can now get your digital copy via Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Nook and Smashwords.
It will be .99 for the first week, so grab your copy ASAP.
I'm proud to say, Slumber is an International Bestseller. I can't believe it. Thanks to all who purchased. I love you.
You can purchase your copy by clicking below.
If you're waiting for print, I promise it will be for sale soon and I'll send an email when it is. Amazon http://amzn.to/1GwpYi5

Nook http://bit.ly/1EidHxE

iBooks http://apple.co/1DaUGQ3


         Did you review Slumber? Well then, email me the link to your review and be one of the lucky winners to receive a signed bookplate
Hurry, because this ends 3-23
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Slumber has arrived

#‎Maleficent‬ is here to deliver the good news, believe it or not! Slumber is here a day early. Get your ‪#‎eCopy‬ and prove the Evil Mistress wrong! Good will prevail over evil....even if this princess murdered her prince.
 Amazon US- http://amzn.to/1GwpYi5

Amazon UK- http://amzn.to/1C9ns1W

Amazon CA- http://amzn.to/1HLuw5m

Smashwords- http://bit.ly/1Cauntm

 Nook- http://bit.ly/1EidHxE

"She truly was the only one of her kind.
She was the only evil faerie, and she loved it.
Walking the small path from the castle to the village of Ancora, she could have sworn she smelled the peaceful happiness in the air.

“Oh, no. This will not do,” she said aloud to no one. “They need some fear today.”

Friday, March 6, 2015

Slumber sneak peak

Hi all! Slumber is approaching fast and I'm overjoyed at the love this book is getting.
I hope you're all ready because in 10 days you'll be able to hold your copy!
Please be sure to attend my Facebook launch party for giveaways and fun. I'm also going to be doing a become a character contest. So please don't miss out on this HUGE opportunity .

Here is this Friday's Chapter Reveal from Slumber ©Christy Sloat

Chapter 2
Dr. Altman

“The patient seems to be developing more symptoms. Her dreams are showing no improvement. May need to look into her medication and alter it slightly—”
            “Dr. Altman?”
Dr. Altman hit stop on his recorder as a nurse walked into his office.
“Ah, Nurse Mary, how can I help you?” he asked the nervous nurse standing in his doorway. She bit her lip as she opened the door further.
“I’m just checking on Rory’s progress. I was sent by the director,” she informed him.
He swiveled his chair around, looking out onto the grounds below. He had been working for the Spindle Ridge Asylum for one year now, and he was constantly asked about certain patients by the director. It’s a part of his job he was used to, yet normal routine would be the director waiting until he was done with his reports. He would then hand deliver them to the director and wait for her to schedule a meeting. This director had more say, an annoying approach. After each session with a patient, either Nurse Mary or one of the other many nurses came to his office and interrupted his recording sessions.
“Doctor, did I come at a bad time again?” Mary asked. She knew how impatient he could be. She stood there waiting for his reply.
Finally he turned his chair and stood up. He walked to Mary and patted her on the shoulder. “No. I’ll go to the director myself, Mary. Save you a trip.” Accordingly, he walked out the door and up the flight of stairs leading to the director’s office, leaving a confused Mary in his wake.
He reached the door of the director of the asylum. Her office sat on the top floor overlooking the ocean view that sits just outside the asylum walls. She, by far, had the best view of the place; even better than his view of the gardens. He knew she was unprepared for his arrival, but he knocked anyway.
“Come in, Mary, you idiot—” She stopped short seeing Dr. Altman at the door. “Oh, I am terribly sorry, Dr. Altman. Do come in.”
Dr. Malisa Fenwick, or Dr. M for short, was a tall woman with raven black hair that she kept pulled so tight that he feared for the safety of her eyes. She smiled at him. It was always a disturbing smile, never quite reaching her eyes.
 “I came about my session with Rory; you wanted to know about it. So instead of sending nurses to my office, I will come to you,” he said matter-of-factly. “I feel it’s better this way.”
Her smile faded fast, and she nodded her head motioning for him to take a seat. He did but kept his eyes steady with hers. Dr. Altman was not scared of Dr. M, not for a second. The staff may flitter around her like scared little children, but he was a man of science and would not be intimidated by her.
“Well?” she said impatiently.
“Rory’s progress is slow. I can tell you that much right now. I was in the middle of my recordings when I was interrupted by Mary. I was going to give you the full report after lunch,” he explained.
“Peter, let’s be frank, shall we?” she asked even though she really didn’t want an answer. “Just tell me what your suggestion is.”
 She sat back into her plush, white leather chair. It matched all the other pure white furniture in her office.
“Okay then, I think you have an unhealthy obsession with my patient,” he blurted. “You can’t wait for my official report, ever. It’s not fair to me as a doctor and it’s unfair to the patient.”
Dr. M stood fast, her chair flying out from behind her. She was mad and that anger had no problem reaching her eyes. They flared with hatred for him as he sat in front of her.
“How dare you come in here and diagnose me! You know what that girl did! I am merely keeping track of her progress. Progress that she is apparently not making, according to you.” Dr. M stopped, took a deep breath and continued. “I’m afraid that if you can’t make some sort of progress with that girl within two weeks’ time, I will be asking you to step down as her doctor. Do you understand?”
She said this as calmly as she could.
Dr. Altman’s face turned red with fury.
“You’d take her away from me after all this time? Do you know what that would do to her? What that would do to me? She trusts me!” he shouted.
“Dr. Altman, I’m not worried about her missing you when you’re no longer her doctor. I am, however, worried about whether or not she starts remembering why she is here in Spindle Ridge. It’s detrimental that the girl gets better and understands what she did to land herself here.”
“This is not a jail, Malisa. This is a hospital for the criminally insane. She doesn’t need to remember the awful things she did. She just needs to understand that what she did was criminal and the difference between right and wrong.”
“And you have two weeks to get her to do so. Now, Peter, leave my office and never come here unannounced again,” she said as she fixed her skirt and recovered her chair.
“I’ll do my best, Malisa.”
 Just before he slammed her door he heard her say, “You’ll do your best or you’ll be sorry.”

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Bryna Butler's new release!!!

This is novelist Bryna Butler. Thanks for inviting me to the blog today to talk about my newest release, Wrong Side of the Grave. Wrong Side is the first in the Mothman Mysteries, a series of standalone YA Sci-fi Mysteries.

The star of the series is Eric Jansen. Girls, he doesn’t disappoint: cocky, tall and blond, with a lean, muscular frame. His passion is music with a raging preference for rock. Believe me, when Eric Jansen takes a seat behind his drums, every girl in the place takes notice. Not that he’s surprised. He’s had decades to practice. The guy is almost perfect. Still, there’s that one tiny thing…

Eric Jansen is an alien. Offworlder. Take me to your leader, fall from the sky, space invading, phoning home, UFO jockey. A swipe of the tattoo on Eric’s arm will reveal his true form which locals call Mothman, a winged creature formed of ashen gray skin and glowing red eyes. Eric is one of the last of his kind.

But he’s not alone. Never alone.

Bridget North never experienced danger until Eric saved her life. Now she lives in a world filled with the impossible. A world that is about to get a little more crowded.

A fun read, Wrong Side of the Grave is a fast-action Teen Sci-Fi Mystery with a paranormal twist. Contains no profanity or graphic scenes making it appropriate for pre-teen and teen readers.

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