Sunday, September 9, 2012

J.A. Garland's Release Party with Epic Giveaway!

Hi everyone! I thought for my first post I would introduce myself, tell you a little bit about me, and provide you with some links.

Author’s Name: J.A. Garland

Author’s Website: www.jagarland.com

Email Address: ja.garland@yahoo.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jagarlandurbanfantasyauthor

 
New Release: Instinct

Short Bio: I am a full time firefighter in the state of California, an addicted trail runner, a connoisseur of all things cheese puff, and an author for BURST Books. When I'm not slogging through the obstacles at a mud run, you can find me hunched over my computer unleashing demons, vampires and werewolves upon the world.

Writing Genre: Urban Fantasy. The world is an exciting place, but it wouldn't it be even more exciting if 'Otherkind' creatures existed--like demons, werewolves, vampires and shape-shifters?

Contest:

Today, I'm giving away an eBook of my urban fantasy novel, Instinct. Please be sure to leave your email addy in your comments for a chance to win the big Bag o' Swag. If you 'like' my book on Amazon, you get an extra entry. Be sure to tell me in your comment!

Bag includes: Instinct eBook coupon, monogrammed coffee mug, tote bag, keychain flashlight, magnetic "chip clip," jelly belly tins, fridge magnet, Lula's chocolates, pen, zombie soap and more! Good Luck!

21 comments:

Molly said...

Fantastic sounding book! I love the giveaway as well :-)

I've "liked" your book on Amazon.

molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

J.A. Garland said...

Thanks, Molly! It was such a pleasure to write. I've got your dual entries:) how long have you been a book reviewer? That sounds like a fabulous job!

Isis Rushdan said...

Love the sound of your book.

Looks like a great giveaway. Did you put it all together or did your publisher do it for you?

Wishing you many happy sales!

Cathy Coburn said...

Okay Jen, I'm starting to feel like a stalker. Way to leap out there. You have hooked me.

J.A. Garland said...

Isis,
I love your name! Bet you hear that all the time. I put this tour and the swag bag together myself. I love VistaPrint! Deciding on a logo was hard. I think the graphic designer ended up doing a great job though. I'll post the logo in a bit :) Ive learned a lot in just a few days into the tour, and I'm trying to pass it on to the other new authors at my publishing house. Thank you for stopping in, and good luck on the swag bag!

J.A. Garland said...

Cathy,
You can stalk me anytime! Besides, I see it as support, which we all need!
Thank you!

kittyb78 said...

*waves* Hello again, J.A. We just keep bumping in to each other, lol. :)

Carriefort29 said...

I would love to win ur book! I liked Instinct on Amazon!

J.A. Garland said...

Thanks, Kitty! You are a true supporter! Are you watching any football today? I'm watching my Saints.

J.A. Garland said...

Carrie,
Gotcha with the double entry, thank you so much! Good luck!

Carriefort29 said...

Thanks for taking time to answer me!! Hats was very swee of you! I might have to bat the eyes at hubby if I don't win this book so he can buy it for me! When does contest end? Have a great day!!

J.A. Garland said...

It ends tomorrow morning. I'll post the winner first thing, pacific time :)

Brenna Ash said...

I'm totally with you. The world would be so much fun with 'others' living amongst us. I'll have to add Instinct to my ever-growing TBR pile.

I liked your book on Amazon as well.

brenna_ash at yahoo dot com

J.A. Garland said...

Thanks, Brenna! I've got your dual entry:)

Leni said...

Did you use vision boards and music to help you capture the visuals of your characters?

lenikaye@yahoo.com

Carriefort29 said...

Thanks!! Again I really love how you are taking the time to answer all of us! I think that's amazing!! Not a lot of Authorsdo that! I know there times littlebut, for u to go out of your way to do this make me an instant fan! That and I love "others"

J.A. Garland said...

Leni,
I've never been successful listening to music and writing. I find my emotions are too 'tuned' to the music. So if I'm listening to happy, and writing a fight scene...it doesn't go well for me! I'm not sure what a vision board is? I do plot out my books, I'm not a pantser. Love to hear more about a vision board!

J.A. Garland said...

Thanks, Carrie. Your time is important, too. If you can find enough to write me, I can find some to write back. Besides, you guys are lots of fun!

celiabreslin said...

Hi J.A., Happy blog tour! :-)

J.A. Garland said...

It's time to announce the winner! Drum roll please...Brenna Ash is the proud new owner of a J.A. Garland big bag o' swag! Congratualtions!

Brenna Ash said...

Thank you so much!