Monday, January 28, 2013

Ready For February? One for Kami Tour

Wow, where has January gone?  February is only a few days away and that means a ton of activity for my Charlene A. Wilson world!  First and foremost, One for Kami will have a month long tour to celebrate its release.

There will be interviews, guest posts, character sketches, sneak peaks, and giveaways. As well as giveaways at participating stops, there will be a challenge that will last the whole tour. Four lucky and determined followers will win Prizes at the end of it all with the Grand Prize being extra special!

I've set up a special page for easy reference at the One for Kami Tour page on my right sidebar. A Rafflecopter will be added so you don't have to type your email address where everyone will see it. Easy pleasy to enter and take advantage of all the ways to rack up more entries! 

Here's the rundown... (click on the images to view larger)

One For Kami Book Tour

What You Could Win

Blog stops: (only held at select stops) receive:
PDF copies of One for Kami.

Prize drawings to be held March 1st

Grand Prize Winner will receive

Your choice of e-format of One for Kami
A pair of Kami's Red Gloves!!

These gloves are being knitted especially for this giveaway by KnitWit's Knits & CrochetA lovely heart pattern is being added to coincide with Kami's desire for One true love called "Hearts On Her Sleeve". (See below) I've seen these and they're beautiful!

And Mary at KnitWit's Knits & Crochet has extended a special offer for One for Kami fans! Hop over to her Etsy shop by clicking on link above and you will receive 20% off any item by using the coupon code One4Kami! Don't see what you want? Place an order and she'll make it for you. *smile*

First Place Winner will receive

Your choice of e-format of One for Kami
$10 Gift Card

Second Place Winner will receive

Your choice of e-format of One for Kami
Juicy Fruit (Kami's Favorite!!) Prize Package

Third Place Winner will receive

Your choice of e-format of One for Kami
One for Kami SWAG Package with Signed 8x10 poster of the cover

Extra Chances To Win

There will be extra ways to win posted on the Rafflecopter the day of each Blog Stop. Answer the question and earn more entries!

Also, each time you comment at one of the Hosts' Blog Stops, those comments are added to the Rafflecopter and increase your chances to win!

Winners will be announced no later than March 2nd, here at Charlene Blogs.

Mark Your Calendars!

My schedule of stops is below. Notice that some days have more than one stop.

Have Fun! I’ll see you around the Sphere!

Blog Tour Schedule

1/28   Gothic Mom's Reviews
2/1     Romancing on Friday with Sapphire Phelan
2/4     Brinda Berry
2/4     Wicked Romance Author Open Mic w/Jean Murry
2/6     Parker Kincade
2/12   Nena Clements
2/13   Delilah Devlin
2/14   Shannon Donnelly's Fresh Ink
2/14   Ravencraft Romance Realm - Love Letters & Lattes, Character Valentine
2/15   Blame It On The Muse
2/18   J.D. Brown - Review Host
2/19   Galaxy Express
2/25   Highlighted Author
2/28   Diane Burton
3/1     Charlene Blogs - Grand Prize Winners Chosen

Until next time, may your dreams be magical.  


One for Kami Review by Gothic Mom's Book Review

One for Kami is at Gothic Mom's Book Review today and Annette gave it a sweet review.  Had to share! *big smile*

Today's review is on One for Kami by Charlene Wilson

I have had the pleasure of reading two other books by Wilson, Cornerstone Deep & Cornerstone Deep Echoes.  So when asked to take a look at this short and sweet love story I jumped at the chance.

Wilson's ability to touch your heart shines through in each of her books, and One for Kami is no different.  This tale of true love spans time and dimensions.  One for Kami is a story that will have you willing to give up everything for your one true love.

Some short stories lack character development or have a weak plot, while others simply leave you hanging, feeling like you just got the first few chapters of a decent book. You won't get that here. And let me tell you, with my ever growing list of books TBR, it is nice to snuggle into a favorite chair with a cup of warm coco and a good; as Wilson calls it, "lunchtime read."  One for Kami fits that bill perfectly. 

4 of 5 stars

Thank you so much, Annette!

Until next time, may your dreams be magical.  


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

One for Kami Review

One for Kami has received a lovely review from Debbie at Read 2 Review. Here's what she had to say:

In Wilson’s romance short story, she spins a tale of true love spanning time and dimensions that will inspire the reader to sacrifice everything to find their soul mate. Many short stories lack character depth and development, story plot, and often leave you hanging. Not this one.

The reader will most definitely find all things a good story requires in One for Kami.

Wonderful read 4/5

To get your copy of One for Kami please check out the following Amazon links:

USA: Onefor Kami

Thank you, Debbie! Such a treat. *big smile*

Until next time, may your dreams be magical.  


Monday, January 21, 2013

daynight Book Blast & $75 GC Giveaway

by Megan Thomason 

Book Blast & Blog Tour

Meet The Second Chance Institute (SCI): Earth’s benevolent non-profit by day, Thera’s totalitarian regime by night. Their motto: Because Everyone Deserves a Second Chance™. Reality: the SCI subjects Second Chancers to strict controls and politically motivated science experiments like Cleaving—forced lifetime union between two people who have sex.

Meet Kira Donovan. Fiercely loyal, overly optimistic, and ensnared by the promise of a full-ride college scholarship, Kira signs the SCI Recruit contract to escape memories of a tragedy that left her boyfriend and friends dead.

Meet Blake Sundry. Bitter about being raised in Exile and his mother’s death, Blake’s been trained to infiltrate and destroy the SCI. Current barrier to success? His Recruit partner—Miss Goody Two Shoes Kira Donovan.

Meet Ethan Darcton. Born with a defective heart and resulting inferiority complex, Ethan’s forced to do his SCI elite family’s bidding. Cleave-worthy Kira Donovan catches his eye, but the presiding powers give defect-free Blake Sundry first dibs.

Full of competing agendas, romantic entanglements, humor, twists and turns, daynight is Megan Thomason’s debut young adult dystopian novel and first in the daynight series.

Purchase at Amazon

What they're saying:

“Sure to win over YA readers looking for a dangerous, dystopian adventure story” —Kirkus Reviews
“Gripping young adult dystopian novel; compelling conflicts; high stakes; powerful narrative; surprises keep coming; strong writing; page-turner; engaging characters; Readers will be hungry for the sequels.”—BlueInk Review (starred review)

“The writing is impressive and the story is a real page-turner. So many twists and turns… I’m hooked… I can’t wait for the next installment to come out…4.5 out of 5 stars”—Self-Publishing Review

Author Megan Thomason
About the Author:

Megan Thomason lives in paradise aka San Diego, CA with her husband and five children. A former software manager, Megan vastly prefers writing twisted tales to business, product, and marketing plans. When she isn't typing away on her laptop, she's reading books on her phone—over 600 in the last year—or attending to the needs of her family. Megan’s fluent in sarcasm, could potentially benefit from a 12-step program for road rage, struggles with a Hot Tamales addiction, loves world travel & fast cars and hates paperwork & being an insomniac. Daynight is Megan's first published novel, but fourth written one.

~$75 Gift Card or PayPal Cash Book Blast Giveaway~

Lots of ways to gain entries!  Just enter using the Rafflecopter below...

Good Luck!

Until next time, may your dreams be magical.  


Thursday, January 17, 2013

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

I've been having a rough time this week getting motivated and then getting my muse motivated. 

And the chocolate just isn't helping.

I started getting grumpy. Then got more grumpy. Then, evidently I got to the lazy poor me stage because one of my best friends gave me this caring advice: 

(and I quote)

"Girl, I love you, but get off your lazy ass sob fest and put on your big-girl fuck me thong!"

Wise words from one who loves me.

The Game Is ON!

Until next time, may your dreams be magical.  


Monday, January 7, 2013

Extra! Extra! January 2013 Newsletter Out!

* Updates * Giveaways * Appearances * Events * News *

Another month has passed and that means it time for another Charlene A. Wilson and Highlighted Author Updates Newsletter!  Those of you who've signed up to receive them already should have them in your trusty inboxes right now. *smile*  If you haven't signed up for them yet, I invite you to subscribe now.  The sign up form is right in my sidebar there.

You're welcome to 
and enjoy.

* Updates * Giveaways * Appearances * Events * News *

Until next time, may your dreams be magical.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year ~ Here's To A Magical 2013!

I'm really starting this new year off with on a steady foot, here.  I had planned this to post at midnight to welcome in 2013 and wish you all a year filled with love.  But, as you can see, I'm about 12 hours too late for that. Lol.  *sigh*

But, the sentiment is the same.  I wish you all a beautiful year fill with love and dreams that come true.

Thank you all.  Here's to a magical 2013!

Until next time, may your dreams be magical.