Posted on May 31, 2011

Hello, all! It’s been quieter on the blog lately, mostly because I’ve been busy busy crazy busy. I went to Colombia! To Spain! To Book Expo America! I bought a house! Let me tell you, there hasn’t been a dull moment, unless you count that one time my plane was stuck in a holding pattern over Chicago.

But that doesn’t mean I don’t have more goodies to share. Namely, I have FOUR advance reader copies of ENTHRALLED to give away!

What’s ENTHRALLED? It’s an anthology, edited by the frabjous Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Marr, with paranormal stories from several authors taking part in this fall’s “Smart Chicks Kick It” tour. (I’ll update with dates — in late September/early October — later.) We’ve got stories from Rachel Caine, Carrie Ryan, Kami Garcia, Kimberly Derting, Ally Condie, Jeri Smith-Ready, Margaret Stohl, Sarah Rees Brennan, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Mary E. Pearson, Rachel Vincent, Jackson Pearce and Jessica Verday — as well as both the editors and yours truly. Personally I think we would make the greatest women’s softball team ever, but we’ve put together a pretty awesome anthology too, if I do say so myself.

My story, “Giovanni’s Farewell,” is about fraternal twins, brother and sister, named Cairo and Ravenna. (They debate which one of them was more screwed over by their parents, who named them after the cities where they met and honeymooned, respectively.) They’ve always been closer than close, but in the last few months, that has changed. Or, rather, Cairo has changed. Ravenna is terrified that he’s going crazy, ranting and raving about his supposed ability to read other people’s minds. It doesn’t even enter her mind to believe him — until they’re on a trip to Rome, where her psychic powers kick in.

If you win the contest, you get that story and SO many more! Four copies, each of which will be signed by me (you’ll have to hunt down the other ladies) — they’re up for grabs. How can you win?

Contest Rules

1) Send an email to evernightclaudia at gmail dot com with the subject line “ENTHRALLED Contest” or similar.

2) In this email, tell me whether or not you’d like to be able to read thoughts, and why!

3) Also give me an address and name for me to send your copy if you win. (Yes, I’ll ship anywhere.)

4) Do all this before Thursday, June 16, when I’ll pick four winners at random.

Good luck!


Also, FYI, if you’re on Instagram, I’ve claimed the name of skyetierney there — if you want to see photos of my daily life in varying quality, check it out! (I still hope to get my tumblr going, now that I may actually have some free time again.)