Spotlight + GIVEAWAY: Mist (Midgard Series #1) by Susan Krinard

mskThanks to Tor Books I have a copy of the first book in Susan Krinard’s new New Adult/Fantasy Midgard Series, Mist , to give away!  Book one should excite fans of mythology, magic, and paranormal romances.  Some info on the book:

New York Times bestselling author Susan Krinard launches her first urban fantasy series

Centuries ago, all was lost in the Last Battle when the Norse gods and goddesses went to war. The elves, the giants, and the gods and goddesses themselves were all destroyed, leaving the Valkyrie Mist one of the only survivors.

Or so she thought.

When a snowy winter descends upon modern-day San Francisco in June, Mist’s quiet existence starts to feel all too familiar. In quick succession, Mist is attacked by a frost giant in a public park and runs into an elf disguised as a homeless person on the streets…and then the man Mist believed was her mortal boyfriend reveals himself to be the trickster god, Loki, alive and well after all these years.

Loki has big plans for the modern world, and he’s been hanging around Mist for access to a staff that once belonged to the great god Odin. Mist is certain of one thing: Loki must be stopped if there is to be any hope for Earth. But the fight is even bigger than she knows….

Because Loki wasn’t the only god to survive.

About the Author

SUSAN KRINARD is the author of twenty-seven fantasy and paranormal romance novels and eleven novellas. Krinard grew up in the San Francisco bay area. She currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband Serge Mailloux, two cats, and three dogs.  Learn more about Susan at her website.

Giveaway – Special thanks to Tor Books for our giveaway copy!

One lucky winner will have the opportunity to win a paperback copy of Mist by Susan Krinard!  For your chance to win simply leave a comment below.  Comments will be accepted through midnight of Wednesday, August 7, 2013.  The winner will be picked at random and announced on Thursday, August 8, 2013.  Open to US residents only.  Good luck!

Winner Announced in the A Diet to Die For Giveaway!

adtdrssOne person has been chosen a winner in the A Diet to Die For giveaway!

Congratulations to:

  1. Janis Rothermel who left a comment on July 12th

Please contact me with your mailing address by Tuesday, June 23, 2013 to claim your prize.

Thank you to all who participated and left comments!

Spotlight + GIVEAWAY: A Diet to Die For by Sarah Steding

adtdrssWhoever said dieting wasn’t fun obviously hasn’t met Jen Stevens.  Thanks to Pocket Books you’ll have an opportunity to meet her (and get some awesome recipes) when you read A Diet to Die For by Sarah Steding.  I’ve got a copy to give away, so read on! (Giveaway instructions at the bottom of the post!)

Meet Jen Stevens in Sarah Steding’s A Diet to Die For—a hungry New York City event planner who’s 31 years old, 30 pounds overweight, and flirting with disaster when it comes to sticking to her diet.  Working for the food-centric Yummy Channel, it’s hard to resist temptation. But when there’s a crime for Jen to solve, it’s easy as pie…

Baker extraordinaire Bess Brantwood is one of the Yummy Channel’s brightest stars—and biggest divas.  Despite the off-camera drama, Jen has to admit that Bess’s chocolate buttercream cupcakes drizzled with caramel are simply to die for—and kill for, as it turns out—when Bess’s body, like a baked good gone bad, is discovered…in a Dumpster.

Who iced the cupcake queen?  Jen is determined to find out.  With the help of her BFFs—fab food-blogger Gabby and lively life coach Elizabeth—she starts sifting for clues.  She’s got all the ingredients to solve the perfect crime, including one delectable detective, one divalicious diary, and enough industry rivals for a battle of the network stars.  But is Jen prepared to risk her life as well as her waistline?  No matter how you slice it, revenge is sweet—and loaded with carbs.

Readers will enjoy the Skinny Mystery A Diet to Die For, which will delight both mystery fans and foodies with low-carbohydrate recipes tucked throughout the novel and diet tips at the end of the book!

image001About the Author: Sarah Steding has cut carbs, calories, white foods, yellow foods, packaged foods, and fatty foods (not all at the same time, or any for more than a few well-intentioned days). She’s tried grapefruit, cayenne-spiced lemonade, macrobiotics, and even gummy bears. While crusading against thunder thighs, she has developed quite a sense of humor about the whole ordeal. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with three little boys and a husband who has learned to say she looks quite slender in those jeans.

Sarah Steding blogs on her site at She’s also active and quickly building a ravenous fan base on social media so please check out her profiles and become a fan:


A note from the author:  The truth is the main character, Jen Stevens, and I have a lot in common. We can’t resist a juicy mystery and we both ask a lot of questions when people would prefer we just stay out of it. We’re also both totally into cupcakes…. and go back and forth between trying desperately to lose twenty pounds yesterday and convincing ourselves that we should fully enjoy the multitude of pleasurable flavors the world. Life’s too short to count calories right? No, wait, life’s too short to be overweight and unhealthy. One thing’s for sure—life’s too short not to laugh at it!

Giveaway – Special thanks to Pocket Books for our giveaway copy!

One lucky winner will have the opportunity to win a paperback copy of A Diet to Die For by Sarah Steding!  For your chance to win leave a comment below telling about the worst diet you’ve ever tried.  Comments will be accepted through midnight of Monday, July 15, 2013.  Winner will be picked at random and announced on Tuesday, June 16, 2013.  Open to US residents only.  Good luck!