Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Hello, everyone! Toni here!

I've wrenched the blog away from Rocco becasue this is the last day of the Raven's Kiss blog tour. Firstoff, I'd like to give a big Shout-Out to Bookish Snob Promotions for setting all this up. You rock! and second, I'd like to thank all the blogs who participated in the tour by hosting me,whether it was an interview, guest post or giveaway! You all rock too!

I don't know if people are aware, but book bloggers are EXTREMELY important to authors - especially indie ones like msyelf! You guys give honest reivews and help to get the word about our books out there for the readers! We'd be nowhere without you, and I mean that sincerely!

I hope all of you following this tour have learned a little bit about me and my writings! I do hope that you will try one of my books, or at least come back and visit my blog :) (although ROCCO does think it's his). We've got a lot of good stuff coming up this month, including two interviews you all might find interesting: the week of July 11 there's an interview with my fabulous agent, JOSH GETZLER of HSG Literary Agency! Rocco asked tough questions and Josh gave him book-length answers, so I hope y'all will stop by and take a peek!

Also in July is a dear friend, Kristen Weber, former editor at NAL. Kris is now a freelance editor and she's going to be answering some questions on editing and what editors look for.

As for me, well, some of the future works I was going to indie publish are on hold right now, because they are with my fabulous agent :) However, there are a few projects that will see the light of day: my YA fantasy with the DARK SHADOWS tie-in will still be released next April (prior to the movie's release May 11) and I still have plans for a Wicca novella and, of course, the Raven novella, released either at holiday time or early next year.

And now, onto the contest!

I'm going to name one of the characters in my Raven novella after one lucky entrant! In order to enter, just leave a comment on this blog. To get extra points you can:

Tweet and mention this blog tour
Tweet and mention Rocco's blog
Tweet about RAVEN'S KISS
"Friend" me or ROCCO, THE SCI FI BLOGGING CAT on Facebook!

Each is worth one extra point. You can mention it in your post, like "Hey Toni and Rocco, enter me in the contest to become a character in Raven's next adventure. I've mentioned the RK blog tour and Rocco's blog on Twitter".

Contest closes Midnight July 10, and the winner (chosen by Rocco at random) will be announced later on that week!

Sound good! the winner will get a character named after her/him, plus an advance copy of the novella!

Okay, guys, get tweeting! thank you all for following my tour, I (and RAVEN) truly appreciate it.

ROCCO will return Monday!

Mom to ROCCO, the Sci Fi Blogging Cat


  1. Hi Tony and Rocco!
    Please enter me in the contest to become a character in Raven's next adventure! My name, Kanya is a khmer name and it means beautiful, virgin girl! I just added you as a friend on Facebook. I also sent a tweet about the final stop of you tour. Your book seems amazing! I can't wait to read it!
    Thanks for the wonderful tour!

  2. I'd love to be on Ravens next adventure! Count me in!!

  3. I loved the blog tour so much Toni, I'm happy we're friends on Facebook, and I tweeted about how awesome the blog tour was! :)
    FB name- Krysta Banco
    tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/YearofTiger86/status/88512789408268288