Thursday, October 10, 2013

Evernight's Birthday Bash Blog Hop






Celebrate like a ROCK STAR because Evernight Publishing is THREE!
In three short years, Evernight has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to readers like you! Evernight is pulling out all the stops and throwing an extreme BIRTHDAY BASH BLOG HOP in your honor!
That’s right! It’s Evernight’s birthday but YOU get the presents…
Prizes include:
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Touch
$100 Evernight and Amazon Gift Certificates
Mega Evernight Swag Pack
Plus, each author on the hop will offer his/her own special prize!
As an author, I’m thrilled to share my stories with you and Evernight helps make my books shine! Here are some of the reasons why I love Evernight Publishing:
First, of course, they accepted my story. \o/ I was very excited about that. I’m a fairly new published writer. At that time I sent my manuscript to Evernight in the afternoon (I’m in Asia so time might be a bit confusing for most.) and when I got back from work in the evening, I got the loveliest email from Evernight. They accepted my story! Oh gosh, oh gosh. It was just my second or third story to be published. I was so happy.
The second reason comes right after I got the acceptance email. Next emails I got guided me to things I could do to send words out about my story, but the best part of them was that now I became part of Evernight family. I was over the moon when I got this.

I joined the community for Evernight authors, and let me tell you it was one of the best experiences I had. EP authors must be some of the best, most supporting bunch I’ve ever met. Writing business is not an easy thing to thread along but with my fellow EP authors, I just need to ask and they’ll all come running to help.
There are just so many things I love about Evernight. My editor helped me a lot with my story. I realized my story might not be what you call a standard Evernight story. I have to say I still need to learn a lot about writing sex. Perhaps I should read more on that area to improve myself. :)
Our marketing extraordinaire! I’m so grateful for all the ideas you gave us. They are all brilliant and I would love to try them.

 I want to share with you one story I have with Evernight. It’s just one and I surely hope there will be more. :D
 
Blurb:

Taking a break from dealing with his father’s clients on legal matters, Nicholas Haynes went out to the sea on his yacht—only to find a man floating in the water. The man was still alive, much to Nicholas’s relief.

Gregory Phillips was a private investigator and his last job almost turned him into fish food if not for Nicholas. Little did he know that the main suspect in his case was one of Nicholas’ father’s clients. When Nicholas insisted on taking care of Gregory after the incident that almost killed him, can he trust Nicholas enough with his life?

Excerpts:

Stanley Haynes threw the newspaper, and it landed with a slap on Nicholas's plate. The headlines blared at Nicholas as though his father had shouted at him.
Heir to US Banking Chain Wedded?
"You ever plan to tell us about this, Nicholas?"
Nicholas glanced briefly at his mother sitting across from him, but she kept stirring the cooling coffee in her cup. Nicholas could see a smile flicker in her eyes. He shrugged.
“Come on, Dad. You know it was impossible for me to talk about it before everything was done.”
“Are you saying you don’t trust me, or your mom—” Stanley threw a glance at his wife, and his eyes widened. “You knew about this?”
She threw her hands up.
“God, no, honey. I wouldn’t lie to you.”
“All right, all right.” Stanley took a deep breath, trying to calm himself. “Is it that Phillips guy?”
“Of course. Who else?” Nicholas grinned.
His mother went back to stirring her coffee. Her voice was calm when she asked, “When was it, Nicholas? How come both of us didn’t know anything about it?”
“A moment after Greg was released from the hospital.”
“Wow. That fast?”
Nicholas chuckled. “Yeah. Now you can’t accuse me of being a playboy anymore.”
“That’s good, dear.” His mother took his hand, and Nicholas squeezed hers gently. “So those journalists—they just found out the other day?”
“They’ve just seen this ring, that’s all.” Nicholas lifted his left hand and eyed the simple platinum band around his ring finger.  Gregory had exactly the same kind of ring around his finger.
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A month earlier
It was the lulling sounds of the waves and the gentle breeze above the vast, boundless ocean that Nicholas loved most. He could spend days, even weeks, drifting seemingly without any course and purpose on his boat, all by himself. After months dealing with his father’s clients about legal matters, he was always desperate for some time alone. Sometimes he just couldn’t understand why he had to work twice as hard as the other employees in his father’s bank when he was his only son. However, most of the time, he just couldn’t see it any other way. His father was not the type to want to spoil his family. Everyone had to earn what life had given to them. Nobody was allowed to simply ask and receive.
Today, though, he ended up not alone.

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A little about me:

Iyana lives in Jakarta, a city famous for its traffic jams, a lot of cars and motorcycles, and people selling stuff on the roads. You can spend two hours on the road going to a place you can reach in half an hour in a normal situation. Thanks to the traffic jams, though, Iyana can come up with a lot of stories, mostly shorties, as she prefers to spend the time during her trips writing into her cell phone rather than sleeping.
Iyana loves kitties. Right now she has five of them. Their names are Larva, Nyil, Cil, Mermood, and Horus. When she doesn’t write, she plays with them, or they would play with her when she writes.
Iyana loves teaching. She teaches English and her students range from elementary school kids to college students to employees. She enjoys working with them all. Teaching is so much fun for her.
Find Iyana here:



You will have a chance to win the Grand Prizes but I want to offer you my own story. Please leave a comment to get a chance to win an e-book of it.
Thank you so much for coming by!



Enter to win the Grand Prizes using Rafflecopter:
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It’s the perfect time to buy the Evernight titles on your TBR list, as well as new gems you find during the event, because Evernight’s entire backlist is on sale at evernightpublishing.com and allromanceebooks.com through October 7th!

55 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous blog hop and Evernight authors are terrific!
    cam231948@gmail.com

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  2. RELEASE ME sounds very appealing!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. Thanks for participating in the hop.

    pjmillion (at) comcast (dot) net

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Pam.

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  4. Oh wow, the excerpt to Release Me sounds brilliant. After reading it, I find myself needing it because I really like the writing style that I see in it. I am so curious about what happens with Nicholas and Gregory!! Great way to leave a person wanting more up there. I love it! Thank you for that.

    Jakarta always looks so beautiful when you see pictures of it. Usually pictures of the Monas (I hope I spelled that right) are shown at night and it looks so pretty! That's about all I know about the city, but it looks beautiful!

    Thank you so much for the chance to enter the giveaway. I hope everyone has a perfectly peaceful day whenever they may see this!

    Shelly H
    booski24@hotmail.com

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    1. Oh, Shelly, thank you so much for your lovely words about my book. So glad you're interested in it.

      And you know of Monas! :D Yes, that's the correct spelling. It's an abbreviation of Monumen Nasional (national monument). :) Hope you'll get here someday.

      I hope you enjoy the hop so far. Good luck with the giveaways and prizes!

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  5. Love your cover! I am a huge m/m fan! :D Happy Birthday Evernight!!
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm a very big fan of m/m myself. :D Thank you!

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  6. thanks for the giveaway! I’m loving being able to find lots of new books to read!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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    1. Glad you find lots of new books to read. :D

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  7. Wow, what a HUGE party!!! I am so impressed. Thanks for the giveaway too hun <3
    imbulky@aol.com

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  8. Awesome that you are participating in the Hop...
    Denise BD denise_candles@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm so honored to participate in the Hop. :D Thank you!

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  9. Happy 3rd Birthday!!
    The book sounds great...

    caiidynsmommie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Happy 3rd Birthday.
    The book sounds really good, thanks for being part of this fun blog hop.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Jean. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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    2. Hi, you won my e-book. Congrats! :D

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  11. Intriguing excerpt - love a good m/m story!!

    Your cats' names are also awesome. :D Thanks for the giveaway! apileofgoodthingsATgmail.com

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    1. Hee. Glad you liked my cats' names! :D And thanks for my story!

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  12. Great excerpt! Thanks for sharing! :)
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  13. Great excerpt!! Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the hop!! Happy Birthday Evernight Publishing!!!
    Ashley A
    ash_app(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you so much, Ashley! And thanks for stopping by. :D

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  14. I'm glad you've had such a great time publishing with Evernight! I'd love to find out what happens with those guys. So, thanks for the chance to win!

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

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    1. I've been lucky, Carolyn. :D Thank you for coming by!

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  15. Thanks for a great blog tour and giveaway! I have liked Evernight Publishing's facebook page!
    krista_janelle 2 (AT) yahoo DOT com

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    1. Thank you so much for participating. And thanks for liking EP page. :)

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  16. thank you for the great giveaway and Happy birthday Evernight. Loved the excerpt, and the is gorgeous. can hardly wait to read the rest of the book and see what happens next! :)

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Tammy! :D

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  17. I haven't read any of your books yet but I will be very soon. Also I wanted to say Happy Birthday Evernight and to the employees as well.
    Angela
    angie1977t@gmail.com

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    1. Aw, thank you! I hope you enjoy them. :)

      Thanks for coming by!

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  18. Happy Birthday Evernight... I have already read Release Me :)
    Congrats on your book.

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  19. Happy birthday!

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  20. This sounds like a really good book. Thanks for being part of the hop.
    lisahelo(at)outlook(dot)com

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  21. Great excerpt, Happy Birthday Evernight!!!

    ShirleyAnn@speakman40.freeserve.co.uk

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  22. Love this hop, thanks for the chance to win one of your books. kumqut8 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Kim. :)

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  23. Happy Birthday,thanks for the chance to win.
    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Sherry!

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  24. Happy Birthday Evernight!

    deathangyl@gmail.com

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  25. Congrats to you, Iyana!
    Happy Birthday to Evernight. :)

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  26. Lots of happy wishes on Evernight's 3rd birthday, I've been following since the beginning and just love the diversity of it's authors as well as the type of stories they put out :)

    Eva
    evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Eva. Evernight is really different. I'm really lucky to be with them. :)

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