Thursday, September 27, 2012

Supernova Super Giveaway Winner Announcement

And the winner is ... LizaJo Adrian Meyer!!!! 

*throws confetti, balloons drift down from above, and LizaJo weeps*

And this is why ... When asked why she wanted to win the saga, LizaJo posted this very well thought out pic, which took a shitton of imagination and made me laugh until my sides hurt. Below the pic, you'll see what she had to say in addition to the pic.

I have posted the contest photo on the Facebook Supernova Saga Super Giveaway Event Page.

I have been following this author through some amazing fan fictions. I enjoy Parkers writing so much I literally dream about it, how the story's might progress, what might happen next and because of how a novel can consume my every thought (and dream) I wait until an entire series is released to begin reading. It has been killing me to wait on this last book, I am dying to read the series. I know this series will be nothing short of amazing and fantastic! I did my best to incorporate a little play on how Novels infest my dreams in my photo and I hope that everyone finds it both creative and comical. Best of luck to everyone who enters the contest.


I can't wait to meet you at ScareFest, thank you for all your hard work on your novels and for sharing your creative, luscious mind with all of us. :) Luvs ya babes

A consolation prize of all three books in ebook format will be awarded to the runner up!

Because of this wee bit of a disclaimer: *There must be at least 20 entries for the paperback prize to be given, or the winnings will be in ebook format only. Ergo, badger all your reading buddies until they get in on the fun! Contest will start on August 27th and the winner will be chosen on September 26th, announcement made on September 27th in honor of the release of Nexus. You must visit this blog by October 1st to see if you won, and then contact me with your email address to claim your prize.* the books will be awarded in ebook format, with lots of Supernova Saga loot to boot :)

And then there's the consolation prize ... Madalina G has also won all three ebook copies!!!!!!

This was her winning entry ...

Well hello, C.L.! What can I say, you had me hooked ever since I read your fanfiction :) From there I added you on Facebook & honestly, your updates make my day- you're just so funny, and intelligent, with just the right amount of naughty =)) haha I know...flattery will get me nowhere, but I gotta at least get brownie points for trying. ;) Seriously speaking, when I heard of your new saga, I was hooked ever since I read the synopsis for the first novel. I kept up with all the postings via Facebook & added them to my reading list but considering I have over say...3000 books on the list, I'm a tad behind haha! I would be so happy to get the chance to read your books because from what I can tell, they're exactly up my alley! :D They're witty, funny, a tad kinky from what I hear (that just makes the read more enjoyable) ;) and a whole lot of brilliant- so I'm hoping I get lucky :) Anyways, congrats on the saga and the last book :) I'm proud of you! :D

ps. I didn't post a picture but I'm hoping the text made up for it :D 
-Your slightly stalkering, grateful and dedicated fan :D (Madalina G.)

A huge thank you to everyone who entered! I have very much enjoyed reading your posts, and I adore you for them!! 

Winners, please be sure to email me at with your preferred ebook format: epub, PDF, or mobi - by October 1st to claim your prize!


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pre-Release Day Jitters

It’s T minus 6 days until the release of Nexus, the third and final book in my Supernova Saga; the blog tour is set to begin in 2 days; and the promoting for the release is well underway. Reviewers have had the tasty morsel for some time now, and they’re weighing in.

So, what am I doing? I’m chewing the inside of my cheek to bits. Only because I never chew on my nails.

I’ve said many times that writing is a form of therapy for me. It gives me the opportunity to purge my feelings onto the page, setting them free, and thereby hopefully relinquishing their hold on me. Right now, I’m feeling a healthy dose of anxiousness with a heaping side of the nerves. So many questions are bouncing around in my head like the old Atari Pong game, only much faster and with lots of breakable obstacles.

Will the book be well-received? Will it answer all the questions I’ve left dangling in the air over the course of the series? Will readers spend their hard-earned money on my words? Will it disappoint? Will it make or break my writing career? Does anyone even care?

I wonder if all authors feel like this when a book drops?

So, here I am . . . gearing up for the big release day while juggling a very busy season at my day job, trying to stay on top of writing the first book in my next series, plotting future books in that same series, doing all the things that go along with being a single mom, ordering promo gear and books for signings, and making sure everything is in place for ScareFest. Needless to say, my house is in serious need of a professional team of cleaners. I find myself wanting to get on my hands and knees. Not to take it good and proper like from behind, but to scrub my baseboards. Either way would be fine with me, but the baseboard thing would sort of kill two birds with one stone; keeping busy will exorcise the nerves while providing a sparkling clean . . . baseboard.

Yes, I’m obsessing over baseboards. And my face is breaking out. Damn, just how many gray hairs do I have anyway? Color my hair – yet another thing to add to the growing list of things to do. I wonder why I still refuse to include diet and exercise to that list. Oh, that’s right! Because I loathe both of them.

Want to know what my characters are doing? Well, Gabe has been on a shopping spree with my credit card like he’s actually going to be walking the red carpet. (I don’t have the heart to tell him the books haven’t been translated to film. Though you’d think he’d realize that to be in a movie, he’d have been required to make an actual appearance on a movie set to read lines. I think he’s in denial. I know my credit card company is.) The villains are chillin’, the heroes are eating hoagies (that’s mighty cannibalistic of them), and my secondaries are pulling their chairs up to the front row. It’s chaos, I tell you! And they have the audacity to look at me like I’m teetering over to the dark side of that fine line between brilliance and insanity. They might be right.

But through all of my crazy ramblings, I’m genuinely excited for you to read the ending of the saga. I’m unbelievably proud of Nexus. It’s my favorite in the series, even if it was the hardest one to write. Also, I’m told I need to warn you to have shamwows and tissues at the ready, so you might want to take note of that.

I’ll be around on release day, in case you feel the need to chat me up or just to hold my hand. Believe me, I’ll be needing it. Until then . . .


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser

My readers and everything they do mean so much to me! So, when Charity Costa asked me to participate in this very worthwhile event, I jumped at the chance to give back. 

Please Join Literal Addiction in their Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser!!
In honor of their Emissary, Charity Costa’s, Sister - Natasha Owens!!!

The raffle will start on Friday, September 14th and run until Midnight September 27th. On September 28th, 3 winners will be randomly selected. Each winner will receive one of the random prize packs!!!

Some of the Prizes up for grabs: 
Literal Addiction Canvas Tote Bag, Signed ARC of The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn, On the Hunt Anthology by Gena Showalter (Signed), Signed Copy of Darkness Descending by Devyn Quinn, Dreams of the Oasis Volume 1 Anthology, A Vampire for Christmas Anthology by Laurie London (signed), Michelle Hauf (signed), Signed Copy of Master of Smoke by Angela Knight, Signed Copy of Amaury's Hellion by Tina Folsom, ARC of The Farm by Emily McKay, Erin Kellison - Shadow Series Trading Cards, Literal Addiction Bookmarks and Trading Cards, The Entire Swag Collection from CL Parker's Supernova Saga, Lots of swag from Caridad Pineiro, AND SO MUCH MORE!!!! Full List of Prizes at Literal Addiction!!!

Please stop in and read the heart touching story of Charity and her sister, and enter for a chance to win!!