Super Scary Sale + 4 Chances to Win!

Yes I know I'm a bad blogger.  Spring is always crazy for me.  And this year I have to finish Scent of Magic.  Yes, I know the book won't be released until the very end of 2012, early 2013, but my editor  likes to have it a year in advance if possible.  I'm trying to finish it by April 15th. 

Spring is also school sports season for my kids.  Luke plays volleyball for his high school, and Jenna plays soccer for her middle school.  So everyday after school they have practice and games and fundraisers and really really smelly socks.  And tis the season for field trips, concerts, and conferences.

In case you missed my latest newsletter, I wanted to let everyone know about a super sale for SPIRITED: 13 Haunting Tales.  The e-book is currently on-sale for 0.99 until April 8th!! 

You can order the e-book on both Amazon and B&N websites:

The print edition is also out now! And to celebrate the release of the print book - I'm giving away FOUR copies of SPIRITED.  To enter to win - post a link to my website or blog or books (or all three) online (on Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, etc...) and then let me know in a comment to this blog what you did (also include your email addy, please).  Three posts gets you three chances to win!  You must post the comment by Friday, April 6th midnight EDST.

SPIRITED is a wonderful collection of haunted houses, haunted hearts, and a past that refuses to die. And the best part - ALL PROCEEDS from the anthology (both print and e-Book) will be donated to National 826, a literacy-based charity! Yep - all the money is going to support literacy.

Here's a blurb from the back: Get entombed in stories of Egyptian treasures, shudder at tales of malevolent spirits, and become enthralled with the adventures of witch-hunters, ghost seekers, and lost souls. From steampunk to cyberpunk, our collection spans past, present, and future hauntings. One story actually leaps off the page with 3-D augmented reality.

My story is titled, NEW GIRL (titled before that TV show - and not the 3-D one :), and you can read an excerpt on my website at the link below.  


  1. tweeted about the book!!/bookabsorption/status/185805297833623552


  2. posted on my facebook page wall :)
    bethsflutterby (AT)aol(DOT)com

  3. ooooh I'm the 700th follower on your blog! ;^) heehee!
    anywho- My tweet about your blog giveaway!
    THANKS for a chance to win <3!/bookabsorption/status/185807377658949632

  4. This looks exciting! Thanks for the contest. I tweeted here:!/barbrafl/status/185817472253956096

    barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  5. Yay! I love your contests! I tweeted:!/KereesaReads/status/185828454107844608

    thriftshopgrrl AT hotmail DOT com

  6. I posted this on my FB wall (tagged you in it) and tweeted about it too.!/squeeville/status/185830181544525825


  7. Hey Maria! I posted this on FB! Hers the link!!/ruby.replogle/posts/334771899904277
    My email addy is roxy_rules(at)live(dot)com
    Thank yeww for the giveaway though, can't wait for Scent of Magic! :)

  8. Hi Maria.

    I posted a link to your website on my facebook page. Here's the link

    My email is mistyATlg2DOTcomDOTau

  9. Stop blogging woman and go write! Ha, ha. Can't wait for Scent of Magic!! I have a Jenna who plays soccer too. She was complaining to me the other day that no one else had her name at school or church. I was thinking, "That's the point," but she's the type that would complain about her name whatever it was. She once asked if we could call her Sam. :D

  10. Fantastic!! I'm really excited to read this :) I love a lot of the authors.

    +1 tweeted:!/deadtossedwaves/status/185857262223507456

    +1 goodreads:

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  11. please finish ur book fast... even then I will have to wait till it is published in india :( I never miss a chance to read ur book.. thanks to my wife Jeena.. if she had not given me 'Poison Study', I wud have never read ur books :) after reading that one, it was like addiction.. one by one. ..

  12. I can't wait for Scent of Magic!!!!!!!!/juuboo/status/185965180495212544

    jukixx at gmail dot com

  13. I told everyone on my Harry Potter page on Facebook about you and the competition (don't have a lot of Facebook friends that read) :)

    My email is:

  14. Linked you on my facebook


    Love your books by the way, they make me peaceful and happy.


  16. I tweeted about your giveaway!!/jrwarfield/status/186559754276057088

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  17. I shared on facebook about your giveaway!

    Jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  18. I shared on goodreads too! Thanks for the chance to enter!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  19. Sweet~ I love when timing works out well *laughs*. I was just trying to decide who to have as my first author spotlight on my new Book Review blog and you were one of the ones I had narrowed to and look a need to post your link on my site HMMM Must be fate *smiles*

    So a complete post on my blog dedicated and linked to you:

    The tweet about it:!/ThroughPages/status/186646279433097219

    And I also posted on facebook, but it is unfortunately privacy protected so only my friends can read it, so I did do it, but since you can't see it you can decide to count it or not.

    Good luck with Scent of Magic!

    P.S. Later this month I'll be posting a lot of reviews of your books (specifically Inside Out, Outside In and the Glass Series) if you cared to look (or not).

    Happy Writing :D

    ssdauphinais at gmail dot com

  20. Good luck with your due dates and congrats on another short story!

    (in the comments section)

    Facebook link:!/profile.php?id=100002874808096



  21. oh yeah! You may not be able to see my facebook post too. I think I also have privacy settings on.

  22. Thanks for all the entries! There's still time to enter. And I trust those who say they posted to Facebook - I'm nice that way ;> I'm only evil to my characters.

  23. Hey Maria,
    Posted on my fb and Tagged you, fingers crossed!

  24. I posted about it on my blog:

    I love this! I think it's so awesome that the proceeds are all being donated to a literacy charity. It sounds wonderful. I can't wait to read your story. :]

    teddycavygal at yahoo dot com

  25. I posted links on Twitter and Goodreads :)

  26. Tweeted:!/xteeluong/status/187875972022939648
    Posted on my facebook too - you'll need to friend me to see it, sorry!

    Not a fan of horror books but these 13 short stories would do :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. website is not the for weak-hearted, do you have what it takes?


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