I’m Back! (And note to self: never again schedule a long vacation the week before a book release.)

Yep, that’s right folks. I was on vacation last week. In Alaska. It was just as beautiful and relaxing as everyone says it is. Spreadsheet Guy and two other couples who are friends of ours booked a 9 day cruise. We stopped at Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, coasted through Glacier Bay and College Fjords, then ended up in Whittier, Alaska, which is basically in the middle of nowhere. We went for hikes, took in the scenery by train, tracked a group of whales, and had a wonderful time. When we weren’t out and about, we laid claim to a table and played Libertalia, Colt Express, 7 Wonders, and Telestrations (everyone else tried REALLY hard to turn this into a Cards Against Humanity Telestrations. Am I the only one who hates playing Cards Against Humanity?)

Fun times, yall. Fun times.

(Check out how close this baby whale came to our boat! Totally surprised us!)

 

Blog Tour

Shades of Treason Blog Tour Banner

So this begins today. I kinda can’t believe it’s almost July and release day already, but hurray! I can’t wait to hear what you guys all think of Shades of Treason. Two more days! But in the meantime, I’m giving away 10 copies of Shades of Treason, winner’s choice of print or ebook (ebook for international winners, though). Today, there’s an interview with me at Addicted 2 Heroines. Hope on over there to read it, and learn why I chose to self publish Shades of Treason.

June 29, 2015: thehellviscompendium – Promo (new excerpt!)
June 30, 2015: Bibliophile Mysterey – Review
July 3, 2015: Love Affair with an E-Reader – Review
July 3, 2015: The Reading Cafe – Author Interview
July 4, 2015: Nessa’s Book Reviews – Promo
July 5, 2015: Romancing the Readers  – Promo
July 6, 2015: LuLo Fangirl – Review
July 7, 2015: Goldilox and the Three Weres – Review
July 8, 2015: Oh My Shelves – Author Interview
July 9, 2015: Rabid Reads – Character Bio
July 10, 2015: (un)Conventional Bookviews – Review
July 11, 2015: BookwormBridgette’s World – Promo
July 12, 2015: Readaholics Anonymous – Promo

 

Giveaway (and a secret!)

 

In addition to the Rafflecopter giveaway that’s part of the blog tour, I’ll be giving away a Sci-Fi Romance Starter Box with Swag Pack to two lucky, randomly chosen readers who review Shades of Treason by July 15th. To enter, just email me at sandy AT sandy DASH williams DOT com with a link to your review (or reviews if you post to multiple places and want multiple entries). Please write “Review Giveaway” in the subject line, and I’ll pick two winners on  July 16th! I’m going to leave the books in the Sci-Fi Romance Starter Box a mystery, but here’s a glimpse at the Swag Packs that I’ll be sending along.
Swag Pack CollageWhat’s inside?
  • Signed Shades of Treason and Shadow Reader bookmarks
  • Romance Trading Cards for all three Shadow Reader novels
  • My favorite swag – Scratch-and-Win games! Match three covers and you might win an Amazon gift card. These are so much fun to make and give out. 🙂
  • And last, but definitely not least, a beautiful Nebula Necklace! I like to think the planet silhouette in the necklace is Caruth, the planet where Rykus and Ash first meet. 🙂

 

 

(Are you guys still reading this post? Yall are hanging around for the secret, aren’t you? Well, it’s not a HUGE secret, but it’s exciting to me. I sort of, not-quite-accidentally, hit publish on the super gorgeous print version of Shades of Treason. What does that mean? That means that real life, 3D, hold-it-in-your-hands-and-smell-the-pages, PRINT copies of Shades of Treason can be bought right now and sent to your doorstep. It’s up at Amazon right now, but should be everywhere else soon if you prefer to order from other retailers. So, for those of you who are print fans, if you order today, you can have Shades of Treason in your hands on release day.

Ah, it’s the little things that make me happy. 🙂