Monday, June 11, 2012

Giveaway Contest!

The first ever Under the Tiki Hut contest begins!

Here is a brief rehash of the rules. To read them in full as originally posted last week go here.

The rules are simple. Three rules. Three books.
1. To enter, you must be a follower of my blog, Under the Tiki Hut - where you are right now.
2. You must comment on one of my blog posts this week. I post on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
3. New followers will be eligible from the day they become a follower. The follower button to become a member of my Tiki Hut Team is in the right-hand sidebar near the top. If your link doesn't show up in my follower's list, you are not eligible to win. So if you're new here or you never clicked the button and you want to enter, please follow first, comment second.

If you comment on one post, you get one chance. If you comment on two, two chances. All three, three chances. But no more than one chance per person per post. I will be giving away three copies of IN NAME ONLY to three separate winners.

If you are one of the three winners and live in the U.S., you may choose between print or Kindle versions. If you are a winner and live outside the U.S., you will receive the Kindle version.

The contest began at 7:00am Central Time Monday, June 11, and will end at 11:59pm Central Time on Sunday, June 17. I will announce the winner here on Monday, June 18.

Checklist for Publishing a Book - Part Two

We left off with me in a state of PANIC! because of several things. So I'm backing up to where the waiting began. Updates in pink.

Send blurb to cover designer for back of print cover.
Wait.
Designer promises he is working on finishing details for back cover and spine of print book.
Wait some more.
Find formatter.
Send to formatter.
Wait.
Formatter sends PDF for print version.
Love it.
One tiny problem.
And another.
Formatter sends PDF again.
Fall in love with print version :)

Still waiting for ebook files.
Get as far as I can at completing the process at Amazon without having files to upload.
Wait.
Make Goodreads author page. Halfway.
Wait.
Thanks to the wonderful and marvelous Nas Dean, my Goodreads page is complete! Thank you, Nas :)
Realize my shelves will probably always be a mess. Sigh.
Wonder how best to get the word out about IN NAME ONLY.
I have a much better feel for this now. So much so, that there's no more this:
PANIC!


IN NAME ONLY
No Home. No Family. No place to hide.
For Summer Newcombe, that's only the beginning.


The night Summer escapes from a burning Padre Island eatery and discovers the arsonist is stalking her, is the same night she meets Fire Captain Gabriel Duran. As much as she's attracted to Gabe, five years in the Federal Witness Security Program because of her father’s testimony against a mob boss have taught her the importance of being alone and invisible.

No matter how much she yearns for a real home, Summer relinquished that option the night she killed the man who murdered her father. But Gabe breaks down her guard and places both of them in danger. Summer has vowed never to kill again, but she's frantic she'll cost Gabe his life unless she stops running and fights for the future she wants with the man she loves.

Available July 10, 2012
In Print and Kindle Versions
From Amazon.com




43 comments:

Talli Roland said...

That's a fantastic check-list! It is certainly a very busy time. And what a great giveaway!

Laura Eno said...

Just a word of warning...you'll have another panic moment AFTER you hit the "publish" button. It'll pass quickly though. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Keep panic out of the equation!
Plugged your contest today. And just so you know, I don't want to win a copy because I intend to buy one when it's available.

LR said...

Glad to see panic has been crossed through. :)

I don't need to win a copy either.

Laura Eno said...

I want to buy my own copy too.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oooh, you're getting close! Great contest!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Sounds like a nail biter.

JoLynne Lyon said...

Glad you're feeling better, and it must be wonderful to love your cover.

Carol Kilgore said...

Talli - Busy and fun!

Laura - I'm trying not to think about that :)

Alex - Thank you! The panic is much less :)

LR - So am I!

Jennifer - Yes, day by day.

Heather M. Gardner said...

So excited for you!
Sounds like thing might be under a little more control for you!
Heather

Linda Kage said...

YAY!!! It's getting so close now. I'm glad PANIC has gotten check marked off your list. Whew.

Clarissa Draper said...

So, can I go checkout your goodreads author page?

Carol Kilgore said...

Delores - Down to the bone, LOL!

JoLynne - It is a marvelous experience :)

Heather - Very much so. I'm thankful beyond words. I owe a debt of gratitude to my good friend Caroline who helps me with so much. And to all of you :)

Linda K - See my comment above to Heather :)

Clarissa - Yes! Please go check my Goodreads Author Page!

Rula Sinara said...

Love your list and seeing what your process is like. Sounds like you're doing great and the story blurb is intriguing. July is right around the corner!

Rula Sinara said...

Love your list and seeing what your process is like. Sounds like you're doing great and the story blurb is intriguing. July is right around the corner!

Empty Nest Insider said...

I'm so excited for you Carol! Great list, and you seem to be handling it beautifully!
Julie

Linda G. said...

Glad to see "panic" crossed off the list!

Enjoy the ride. :)

Hart Johnson said...

I want your book!!! And if you want to be a guest at my place for your launch, just shout, okay, Amiga? You are definitely welcome!

RaShelle Workman said...

Can't wait to check it out. =D

Johanna Garth said...

So excited for you even though I won't be around to comment multiple times. That's okay. If I don't win it I'll just buy it! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Rula - A glimpse inside my head :)

Julie - Not sure how I'm handling it, but if you say beautifully, I'll smile and say thank you :)

Linda G - Me, too! Loving the ride!

Hart - Great! And thanks! I'll be in touch :)

RaShelle - Cool :)

Carol Burnside aka Annie Rayburn said...

Congrats for getting your work out there! It's both an exhilerating and scary time, isn't it?

Cherie Reich said...

Good luck crossing off all the things on your check list! There's always so much to get done before a book launch.

Emily R. King said...

Wa-hoo! Great cover. I can't wait to get my hands on this one.

Journaling Woman said...

It's coming along! Yay.


Teresa

Carol Kilgore said...

Johanna - Have a great road trip!

Carol/Annie - Yes, exhilarating and scary.

Liza said...

Awesome story premise! This sounds like a great read!

Carol Kilgore said...

Cherie - Thanks! I'm taking all the good luck wishes I can find :)

Emily - I still love it - and I'm not even a fan of pink - LOL!

Teresa - Yes, it's taken on a life all its own :)

Liza - Thanks. I hope you'll like the read.

Lydia Kang said...

That was so nice of Nas to help you! Goodreads can be dizzying, don't you think?

All those steps are equally dizzying. How awesome that you're sharing the journey with us!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I too will buy a copy. Good luck.

Yvonne.

Carol Kilgore said...

Lydia - Dizzying is right! I'm very grateful to Nas :)

Yvonne - Thanks!

J.L. Campbell said...

Well done, Carol. It'll all fall into place.

LD Masterson said...

I love watching it all come together for you, especially seeing PANIC crossed off the list.

Carol Kilgore said...

J.L. - I sure hope so :)

LD - I loved crossing off panic as much as you loved seeing it crossed off. Maybe more!

Ella said...

Congrats Carol...so excited for you!
I love the cover and the concept...sounds like a great read!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Carol: Tamara just announced on my blog that you won her book. Shoot her an email and let her know which one you want. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Ella - Thanks! I hope readers enjoy it :)

Jennifer - Very cool. I'll be right over!

Southpaw said...

Hooray! It's almost time...

I recommend making the book cover in your sidebar link to an about the book page.

I found your goodreads page and I'm adding link to it on my site!

Elana Johnson said...

Oooh, the cover is striking. I really like the pink of the building. Congratulations on your forthcoming release!

Also, isn't waiting the HARDEST??

Julie said...

Yay for crossing panic off the list!

And thanks again for this fun opportunity, great giveaway! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Southpaw - Thanks, great suggestion. Watch for it!

Elana - Waiting IS the hardest :)

Julie - Good luck!

lbdiamond said...

Yay! Congrats for pubbing your book. Sounds fab!

Carol Kilgore said...

Laura - Thanks! Hope it turns out fab :)