Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Guest Blog and Giveaway by Author Tonya Macalino
I'm excited to welcome Tonya Macalino to my blog today! She's visiting as part of her Bewitching Book Tour for Spectre of Intention.
Tonya is also giving away two different prize packages. All you need do is fill out the form to enter.
Check out the details of the prizes here.
2 prize packs are being given away to 2 lucky winners Open to US and Canada Shipping Only Please
The Space Elevator Gift Pack includes:
SPECTRE OF INTENTION
Liftport Retro Print
Clarke City Retro Print
LIFTPORT: OPENING SPACE TO EVERYONE – an anthology of science fiction short stories and technical articles on space elevator technology
Liftport products Courtesy of Liftport Group
The Spa Gift Pack includes:
SPECTRE OF INTENTION
Rose Lip Dew Wand
Cornflower Petals in Honeyed Oats Bath Bomb
Rouge of Last Light Shimmer Bar
Grapefruit Sea Breeze Bath Salts
Spa products courtesy of Rustling Sage
All you need to do to enter is click on the form below and fill it out.
Link to form
Here's the blurb:
“Secrets, Kaitlin. Secrets.”
Kaitlin Osgood has a stowaway.
Underneath the glossy shell of the Senior VP for Countermeasures International lurks the tattered remains of the girl she once was: street rat and thief, Ashley Porter. Every day, every decision is brittle with the fear of discovery.
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean on the cruise ship acting as the platform for the latest space elevator, she should finally be safe…
…safe from the sexy, enigmatic eyes of Director of Port Security Camden Glaswell who seems to see through Kaitlin’s ruse.
…safe from the relentless, burning pursuit of master thief, Stephan Chen, the chief architect of Kaitlin’s former life of crime—the onetime lover who haunts her still.
But Kaitlin has another secret: her talent for security comes not from the latest technology, but from her ability to sense people’s emotions, to see the ghosts of their intentions.
It’s a talent she must learn to wield as a weapon before the mistakes of her past cost Kaitlin her life…
And here's where you can buy it!
Barnes & Noble
Now for her fantastic guest post!
Take it away Tonya!!!!!
Baggage Handling Fees: The Price of Folklore Addiction
My poor husband sighs whenever we travel anywhere. It’s not like I do it to torture him! It’s just, well, “Look here it says that building across from the school used to be the town brothel.” “And did you know there were grave markers every 50 yards along the trail?” “Look out! That ropey rock over there was considered to be the remains of a serpent god by the local natives!”
And I just HAVE to read more about that!
And pretty soon our suitcases with plenty of room left in them are over the weight limit, because I’ve purchased a book on every square inch of local history we walked past. Whoops!
But it is research, dear!
I mean after all, you never know when I might need a juicy tidbit about what motivated the Pilgrims to finally pack up and leave. Or a segment about rocket science in ancient cultures. Or a dramatic passage about early sailors to the Galapagos Islands and their encounter with a volcano.
My latest book, SPECTRE OF INTENTION, a paranormal thriller set on a space elevator platform in the middle of the Pacific Ocean obviously didn’t share any geography with any of those places (except for a few minutes on the Galapagos).
But could my main character, Kaitlin Osgood, share a space on the same emotional landscape as the Pilgrims when she finally commits to facing her criminal past? Could the possible outcomes of her decision look as dangerous and foolhardy as those first lunatics who tried to reach the stars? Could she use the distraction of a volcanic tale when her attempts to right the wrongs of so many years of deception blow up in her face?
Absolutely. So here’s to folklore/folk history addiction and the overweight baggage handling fees that come with it!
And if you decide to take pity on my husband, please feel free to mosey on over Amazon or Barnes & Noble and pick up a copy of SPECTRE OF INTENTION. He can always use a little extra convincing!
Thanks so much for having me over, Aubrie!
PS – And if you are a fellow folklore/folk history addict, save yourself the handling fees and drop by The Story of Place blog on my website at www.tonyamacalino.com where I use up leftover material that doesn’t make it into the book!
Here's where you can find Tonya:
The Story of Place Blog: www.tonyamacalino.com/page10.php
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Tonya-Macalino/e/B0058U4TJA/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Thanks for visiting today, Tonya!!!