20 December, 2011

Silver Smoke a Novel by Monica Leonelle Blog Book Tour Kindle Giveaway

To celebrate the release of a new novel to the Seven Halos series, author Monica Leonelle is doing a Kindle Fire giveaway for Silver Smoke, the first novel in the series! Silver Smoke is the highly-rated (4.8 stars on Amazon) debut novel about the Hallows and the Nephilim, the descendants of archangels and humans. Here's a description of the book:

Brie van Rossum has fame, fortune, and beauty, but there’s one thing she doesn’t have–the name of her mother’s supernatural killer.

The Hallows, descendants of the archangels, don’t think Milena was murdered.. but can Brie trust them when their government, the New Order, wants her dead?

She’d better figure it all out soon…

… because when Brie finds out who she really is, the hunt will begin.

And Milena might not be the only casualty.
Like mother, like daughter…

We'll get to the contest details in a minute, but first, Monica gave us an exclusive excerpt of the book for the blog tour:

“I think you have something that belongs to me.”

Pilot jumped out of his chair, spinning around quickly. As if someone had answered his thoughts, it was her, standing in front of him.

He wished he could shake the shock off his face and play it cooler, but he messed up the moment he opened his mouth. “What are you doing here?”

She shushed him. She leaned in like she might kiss his cheek, but instead she whispered, “I said I’d find you, didn’t I?” The soft purr of her voice tickled his ears. A sweet scent of mint and green apples lingered on her breath.

Pilot had spent the whole week thinking about her, but now all he felt was anger. “Who are you?” he asked.

Her silver eyes bore into his. “Relax,” she said, gesturing to his chair. He sat down. “My friends call me Kennedy.” She sat on the library table, placing her black boots on the chair next to him and pulling out a pack of Mentos.

“Want one?” she asked. He shook his head. She held the pack to her lips, using her perfectly straight, white teeth to rip the wrapping off a quarter inch from the top. She popped the top piece of candy into her mouth, rolling it with her tongue slightly before biting down.

Pilot gulped. He couldn’t figure out this girl in the slightest. “How did you find me?”

Kennedy’s coy grin unwound him further. “Magic.”

“Tell me the truth,” he demanded.

She cocked her head to one side, her eyes never leaving his as she slid neatly into the chair next to him. “Why?” she asked. “The truth isn’t as fun.”

His expression didn’t change. Nearby, the rustling of page-turning and the zipping and unzipping of backpacks distracted him. Students clicked and typed on their laptops like the good little students they were. He needed to be doing the same, and yet here he was, getting engrossed in a mystery of a girl.

He tried to look menacing, but Kennedy laughed at him. “Will you lighten up? I asked one of those cute water polo boys if they’d seen you, and they led me right here.”

December 20th thru December 31st (12 days long)


(3 entries) Blog about this contest and forward a link to monicaleonellecontests@gmail.com (see copy + paste instructions for the contest below)
(3 entries each) Share a sentence about the book with your Facebook or Twitter followers, and include a link to the book on Amazon or Barnes and Noble (you pick). One entry per social media account per day during the contest. Forward a screenshot or link of your sentence+link to monicaleonellecontests@gmail.com. The links are available below:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Smoke-Seven-Halos-ebook/dp/B004MMERZ6/ref=sr_1_2
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/silver-smoke-monica-leonelle/1103721670?ean=2940012105332&format=nook-book

(10 entries each) Write an honest Amazon and/or B&N review of Silver Smoke and send a link to monicaleonellecontests@gmail.com


Grand Prize Winner: Kindle Fire (or cash-equivalent Amazon gift card)
2nd Place (two winners): Kindle Touch (or cash-equivalent Amazon gift card)
3rd Place (three winners): Kindle (or cash-equivalent Amazon gift card)
Special Bloggers-Only Winner* (for blogger entrants – must enter via the web form): Kindle Fire (or cash-equivalent Amazon gift card)

Winners will be selected using Random.org on January 1, 2012 and announced on How To Be An Author by January 2, 2012.

*To enter the Bloggers-Only drawing (in addition to the regular drawing), you must forward a link to your post to monicaleonellecontests@gmail.com AND add your name to this bloggers-only email list (not for promotional purposes… just an easy way to distribute promised items): http://forms.aweber.com/form/99/1958024899.htm