Tuesday, October 29, 2013

BC Book Event (Canada Rocks!)

I had a total blast at the Strength Through Love of Books Vancouver BC event hosted by Flirty and Dirty Book Blog, benefiting the Amanda Todd Legacy.

I got a chance to meet Ali, who blogs at Ginger-Read Reviews. Not only that, she made for an amazing co-pilot crossing the border and navigating the big city, wonderful roommate, and table buddy. Best of all, she was able to laugh when I managed to get my car towed, misplaced my car keys, and locked our only keycard in the room.

Meeting and hugging (I can't help myself) one of my very favorite authors (I will read ANYTHING this woman writes!), Karina Halle.

There were such nice authors at this event, including YA romance writer Anne Eliot. I just met this woman and I already love her to bits!

The BC Book Crew!

Thrilled to meet Kim who read all of the Spellbound books and drove up from WA after a 60 hour work week to attend the event.

The lovely table poster Naj designed for me.

How best to end a killer Canadian weekend? At Fright Nights with my Scare Sisters!

Happy Halloween to all you hooligans!

Monday, October 14, 2013

$10 Gift Card * Free ebook for All * First Look!

Hello, pumpkins!

Candy's great, but books are better. I figured that you might just possibly (maybe) have an out-of-control wish list filled with tasty titles. So enter to win a $10 gift card to spend on whatever books you want!

Don't forget your freebie on the way out. (See below Rafflecopter.) And! First look at the new Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter cover by Phatpuppy Art just in time for Halloween!

Full list of Spooktacular hop participants right here.

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This Halloween, ENTANGLED, book one in the Spellbound Trilogy, is FREE at all online book retailers.

Download the book Examiner.com called "a must-read for all lovers of young adult paranormal."

4 Hot Espressos from Xpresso Reads: "Being a fan of witch stories, Entangled quickly topped the chart in my favourites, therefore I highly recommend it to young adult paranormal fans, but if you love witches you simply can't  pass it up!"

First Look! Aurora Sky's Killer New Covers

Over two months in the making with a photo shoot by Teresa Yeh Photography, design and artwork by Claudia at Phatpuppy Art, and typography by Ashley at The Bookish Brunette.

I love entertaining readers with my stories and I'm proud to support talented graphic artists, designers, photographers, typographers, copy editors, tour companies, and musicians. Your word of mouth helps make this possible.
New to Nikki's work? Sit back & watch the trailers!

Music scores by the amazing Simon Wilkinson. (The BlueMask.com)

Aurora Sky (Revamped) Cover Reveal

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it's to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn't hurt either. Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents step in and save Aurora's life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter in Alaska. Basically she's a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis before she has to finish the job...by hand. Now Aurora's only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire. And if he's a vampire, will she be forced to kill him?   AURORA SKY: VAMPIRE HUNTER is the first in a YA Mature/New Adult paranormal fantasy series.

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Cover Credits

Design and artwork: Claudia McKinney at Phatpuppy Art
Typography: Ashley at The Bookish Brunette
Model: Gabriella



Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan with a degree in journalism from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She loves fantasy, magic, fictional bad boys, and heroines who kick butt.
Nikki married Sebastien, the love of her life, while working as a teaching assistant at a high school in Amiens, France during the 1999-2000 school year. They now reside in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands, 70 miles northeast of Forks, Wash. in a town without a single traffic light.
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Vancouver BC Book Signing Giveaway

When: 12-4 PM * Saturday, October 26th (Singing)
Entry Fee: $5 - goes to Amanda Todd Legacy Foundation fighting against cyber bullying
Purchase your ticket HERE!
I was instantly touched by the story of Amanda Todd, a beautiful teenage girl who was bullied mercilessly. She bravely tells her story in this YouTube video published last September. Amanda committed suicide a year ago leaving behind a message of heartbreak and hope for a world free of harassment.

I bought several Amanda Todd "Stay Strong" snowflake wristbands (benefiting the foundation) that I've put into goodie packs. This is giveaway 2 of 3. Congratulations to Sheena-kay who won the first giveaway!

Win a Stay Strong / Aurora Sky Goodie Pack (INT)

In the goodie pack:
Amanda Todd Stay Strong lime green wristband
Striped Alaska socks
Northern Lights Alaska bookmark
Aurora Sky "Do Not Disturb" door hanger
Polar Bear Smooch chocolate covered peppermint

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Yo Bro!

Last month my brother and his girlfriend flew down to Seattle for PAX, some kind of gaming convention (beats me), then headed to the island to visit big sis for an afternoon.

We went to Lime Kiln (aka: Whale Watch Park) - the best place for spotting Orca whales from land.

Didn't see a whale, but found this little guy doing yoga in the sun.

Currently Lime Kiln State Park is the only place to walk Cosmo with the government shutdown and national parks blocked off (including "hidden" trails I had no idea were considered national parks. Really?). This small island just got smaller. Deep breath. Zen.

...I want access to my walking trails!