Category Archives: Holidays
Welcome to Amber Kallyn’s Birthday Bash. We’ve got some great giveaways for you to win!
I love the holidays, but not necessarily having my birthday fall smack dab in the middle of them, LOL. But this year, I’d like to do something special for my readers. Over 25 authors and bloggers have come together to celebrate my 24th birthday (I won’t mention how many years I’ve turned 24 again
We have some wonderful prizes, and all you have to do is leave a comment at the participating blogs to win. Easy.
And don’t forget, Bloodstorm (Heart of a Vampire, Book 1) is currently free right now for an early present : )
Ebooks from the following Authors
Paloma Beck (Coming Home, Contemporary romance)
Jami Grey (Shadow’s Edge and Shadow’s Soul, Urban fantasy)
Zrinka Jelic (Paranormal romance)
Christine Fairchild (An Eye For Danger, romantic suspense)
Marian Lanouette (If I Fail, Mystery)
Sylvia Hubbard (5 Ebooks)
Kenra Daniels (Safe Heart and Kassern, Paranormal romance)
A $40 Gift card to either Amazon or B&N
Plus, there will be giveaways at some of the other blogs : )
How to win
The contest is open from Dec 19th to Saturday the 22nd. Hop to all the blogs. The winner will be chosen from the commenters on all participating blogs. Leave a comment at each blog for additional entries to win. That simple : ) Winner will be drawn on Sunday the 23rd.
Enjoy meeting new authors and book bloggers, and good luck on winning the Birthday Bash Prizes.
To me, Leap Year is special.
It only comes around every four years, which means, in my family, it’s call for a celebration.
Then again, who needs cause to spend time and have fun with the kids, LOL.
It’s also a time of renewal, as springtime comes around. The days are longer, warmer, we can spend time outdoors for the two weeks before the hot, Arizona summer kicks in and forces us back inside, LOL.
To enter my drawing, which is a e-copy of Dragos 1: Burned, just answer the following question in the comments:
What does Leap Year mean to you?
***Make sure you leave your email address so I can contact the winner***
Also, don’t forget to check out the other blogs in the tour. Next stop is Barbara Edwards where you can win more goodies.
Enjoy the pictures of what I think of when I think Leap Year.
Isn’t this one just me? :LOL
And, because this is me, after all
Thank you all for sharing such wonderful, inspiring holiday memories with me. I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and added to those memories. My kids have kept me busy, opening toys (and putting some together, LOL) as well as shopping for new fish
We’ve played games, watched movies, laughed and cuddled a bunch.
Now, on to the goodies ~
I used Random.org to choose the 3 winners:
Please email me with your choice of one of my ebooks (PDF format). Click here to see the choices.
The Grand Prize winner of a Kindle Fire and a $20 Amazon gift card will be chosen within the week and the winner will be emailed directly.
Happy Holidays Ya’ll
In honor’s of Memorial Day, I’m doing a giveaway here.
And, for your viewing pleasure:
Because it’s too cute to resist : )
Who needs to be served???
Mmm, dark chocolate.
Too HOT to handle.
Tired after a long day. Bet he’d wake up for a HUGE thank you, LOL.
And again, Thank You, to all the soldiers * men and women* who have laid down everything they had to give ~ including their lives ~ for our freedom. And also, thank you to all the sexy men who have served not only our country, but the camera, LOL
Wishing you a Happy Memorial Day
I hope your Memorial Day and the weekend has been awesome
Just a reminder to check out my post about keeping those who’ve served in our minds and hearts. Plus, I’m calling this time of year my Blogversary, so you can win some neat stuff, including a free e-book. Check it out.
I got a great review (my first) for Dragos 4: Inflamed by The Romance Studio: 4 stars. “I love the way Kallyn brought them all back together for an all out magic war at the end. The characters are strong and determined, and while the magic flares up all around them, there is no coincidence to what they can do or not do. Kallyn has clearly defined their strengths and limitations throughout the series. That definition makes for a very honest magical read. Very well done. Summer is coming, so heat up your world with the Dragos family of fire-breathing dragons.” Read in Full here.
And, All Romance E-Books is giving a 50% e-book rebate sale this whole weekend. If you buy an ebook, like, say, one of mine, you’ll get 50% of the price back Books for free, WOOT! Who can beat that?
In deference to the holiday, I’ll be doing a post later about sexy and yummy men in uniform.
I remember doing a Thank you post last year. Which means I’ve been blogging for a year now.
So first, and most importantly, I want to thank everyone we’ll be remembering this Monday. Memorial Day is a great event. I have family who’ve served. Gladly and with all their heart.
My uncle (married to my favorite Aunt) ended up being deployed just a few months after their marriage. It was a tough time for my Aunt. Even though I was still pretty much a kid, I remember how much she hurt. They talked on the phone and sent letters as often as they could, but it was still a difficult, worrisome time. Yet they loved each other, and their love stayed strong even through the year of separation.
When my uncle came back, they continued on with their lives. Today, after hardships and other trials, they still love each other very much. They have a family now, and I’m so proud of them for pushing through the tough times.
In fact, they are one of the couples I think about while writing… At least, the non-spicy parts, LOL. They let their love conquer all adversity, from deployment to biological factors when trying to start a family. In recent years, with the depression, they’ve faced layoffs and foreclosure, yet their marriage is still as strong today as it was when they said those magic words, “I do”.
They are my example that no matter what, love really can last.
And my Uncle is my example when I think of everything our military gives up in order to keep us free.
So Thank you to those wonderful men and women who put their own lives on hold to protect us.
Thank you to all who give their lives for me and everyone who calls themselves an American.
Whether you believe in war or not, Thank you to all who go out and sacrifice so the rest of us don’t have to.
Politics have nothing to do with Memorial Day. Only thanks does.
And now, for the giveaway.
For everyone who responds to this email by Monday night at 11:59pm (PST) I will enter for a GRAND PRIZE drawing of your choice of one of my Dragos e-books.
I will also enter 3 people to win a complete set of Dragos Romance Trading Cards.
So tell me, why are you thankful for our veterans? Who do you remember the most on these days, and what does it mean to you?
(And remember to leave me a way to contact you for your prize, LOL)
I love easter. Not only because my family spends time together making easter eggs, and cooking a yummy ham dinner, but also…
Hiding the Eggs!
We usually go to the park with kites, and bubbles.
By bedtime, we’re all tired and happy.
So today, that’s what I’m wishing ya’ll.
A Happy, tiring, but family and love filled Easter.
(With lots, and lots, and lots of chocolate, my second favorite part of Easter
2010 rocked. I hope 2011 will bring even more great things to everyone.
I plan to keep doing what I’ve been doing all along — writing, learning, working on my degree. Not to mention being a mom
So, to start, I’m doing Editpalooza through Savvy Authors
For the month of January, I’ll be working with a dedicated critique partner and an editor to get one of my novels into shape. It’s currently in pretty horrible first draft form. Lesson 1 was a complete read through from page 1 to The End. Oh, man, is it in bad shape.
So, for the next two weeks, I’ll be concentrating on rewriting the darn thing. It’s bound to be interesting.
Then, I’m going to start submitting to NY Agents once more. Let’s hope this time around I’m a bit luckier, LOL.
What do you have on your resolution list?
You want to win Free books for a year?
* Twelve First Round winners – three winners every week in December ’til Christmas — will receive one free Changeling book of their choice.
* Six Finalists will receive two free Changeling books of their choice every week for the month of January.
Four Changeling winners will receive Free Books For A Year!
* Two First Prize winners will receive two free Changeling books of their choice every month for a year.
* Two Grand Prize winners will receive two free Changeling books of their choice every week for a year!
The best part — there are no codes and no entry forms — every $2.99 Sugarplum E-book purchased counts as a chance to win.
This year’s Sugarplum lineup:
Sugarplum: Canine Christmas by B.J. McCall
Birthday gifts come in all sorts of packages and Joy Kingston’s is a major surprise.
Sugarplum: Bitsy’s Christmas Demon by Cynthia Sax
Sex with a Christmas fairy tops this powerful demon’s wish list.
Sugarplum: Christmas Magic by Anne Kane
Tali hopes the Christmas Magic of the Sugarplum Ball is strong enough to get Jax into her bed.
Sugarplum: Mutts by Sarah Black
When puppies appear outside his door, everything Matt believed about Christmas changes…
Sugarplum: Just Wink by Bryl R. Tyne
“What haven’t I made clear? Desire. Ecstasy. Satisfaction. In that order!”
Sugarplum: Christmas in the Zone by Isabella Jordan
Two guys, two gals, and an aphrodisiac under the tree…
Sugarplum: Kitchen Witch by Dawn Montgomery
Sex, magic, and cookies… what a treat!
Sugarplum: Make the Yuletide Gay by Lena Austin
Beware the cowboy bearing gifts, who may make Dr. Gary Lord’s Yuletide much gayer than he’d planned.
What’s a great way to spend a night with your mate? Indulge and make his body your very own buffet.
Sugarplum: Blitzened by Elizabeth Jewell
Can a carton of eggnog and a bottle of rum kindle a dose of Christmas spirit between Nick and Ian?
Sugarplum: The Demon’s Christmas Present by Leona Grey
Even demons deserve a Christmas present…
Sugarplum: Yuletide Spirit by Jessica Coulter Smith
The last gift Jenna expected on Christmas was two lovers who make her explore her sexuality.
Sugarplum: Bound for Christmas by S. Michael
Jenny’s got the perfect present for her husband: a pretty boy toy, wrapped up with Christmas ribbon.
And now the fine print — only we made it bigger.
* First Round winners and Finalists are eligible to win more than one prize
* Winners will be chosen from purchasers of books in the Changeling Press Sugarplum Series; each Sugarplum e-book purchase made in the month of December 2010 before the final prizes are announced counts as an entry.
* Prizes are available as Changeling Press E-books, to be downloaded from ChangelingPress.com only.
* Free book download links do not accumulate, and will expire if not used.
* Winners will be announced December 31st at the Changeling New Year’s Eve Party, held on our Changeling Press Readers’ Loop.