Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I have a new web site and as you can see, I’ve been decking the halls.
Take your time and look around. If you discover a broken link or any other problems, give me a shout out via the contact gem page. (Try it out. I’m dying to see if it works). 😀
Whew! What a ride 2015 has been, and it’s not over yet. I have too much to tell you in a blog post, so I’ve put together a Dreamcatcher Newsletter, including a contest celebrating my new website, created by Fibonacci Design Lab.
Enter my contest for a chance to win the goodies and give-aways I’ve assembled:
Kindle ReaderMichael Stokes Bare Strength 2016 Calendar
Eclipse Heat Trouble In Disguise Mug
and books, books, books…
For Contest Details, check out the latest edition of my newsletter coming out this weekend.
Haven’t subscribed yet? Here’s the link:
I’m giving a big shout-out to let you all know about a contest I’m hosting on Goodreads. Since I have a gorgeous new cover wrap for Wolf’s Tender and the print edition is absolutely scrumptious, I decided to offer a signed paperback copy of Wolf’s Tender as the prize for my first Goodreads contest.
The contest starts June 2nd and ends on June 10th. And because I’ve met so many wonderful readers who have become friends from Australia, Great Britain, and Canada, I’ve included those countries as well as the U.S. in the give-away. This is my first contest on Goodreads and I’m still learning the hows of it all, but I hope to open the next contest to even more countries.
Anyway, click on the button below to enter and Good Luck Everyone!
Happy New Year 2015!
Participating authors have linked to each other with this button. You should have arrived from the blog site of Author, Eva LeFoy and when you click the button below, you’ll be traveling on to the blog of Author, Kayelle Allen.
Okay, now that the housekeeping tasks have been addressed, Welcome, and thanks for stopping by. I hope 2014 was filled with love and prosperity for you.
Last year was a rocky ride for me. The good news is, although I released only two novellas in 2014, I wrote, wrote, wrote and have four new books ready to be published in 2015. Now, I’m a writer in author-heaven suffering the happy dilemma of deciding which story to publish next.
So— I thought maybe you’d like to help me decide. On the Rafflecopter survey below, choose the next Gem Sivad title you’d like me to publish. In return, your name will go in a drawing for a 2015 Studs & Spurs Calendar or an Amazon/B&N $20.00 Gift Card. (Sorry I can’t send the calendar to an international winner so it’s the GC for anyone outside the US.)
Blood Stoned, (Jinx 2) Synopsis : Maggie’s healing skills have continued to aid the Willow Springs community. She’s called on to help so often, she’s even thinking about putting down roots. Although her witch work leaves a lot to be desired, after she playfully claims Hunter as her familiar, her magical talents begin to gain focus and her spell casting mistakes are reduced to only a few.
But when Dr. Jasper Stone comes to town, Maggie suddenly has more patients to save and no time to practice her magic. Something in Willow Springs is draining the blood from humans and animals alike. While Maggie keeps the local residents alive, Hunter prowls the area, searching for the blood-sucking predator he needs to kill.
Unlikely Gentlemen series.
Acquisitions & Mergers, (Unlikely Gentlemen 3) Synopsis: Elizabeth Harper knows that Bernard Frederick Martin III, wealthy scion and ruthless banker, is in Annona and that spells trouble. The wickedly handsome rogue was once her boss and she suspects he plans to make her pay for bashing him over the head.
Bern was intent on learning the family business from the ground up until the charming bottom of a lowly bank teller distracted him. After a calculated and skillful seduction he proposed—that she become his mistress. The little witch threatened to slit his gullet (whatever the hell that meant), clubbed him with a bottle of his best champagne, and fled.
Bern tracks the lovely widow to Texas, not sure once he finds her what to do next. But after catching a glimpse of Beth at the Annona Ice Cream Social, he discovers his bank teller is now a store clerk, still unwed. Not that he’s considering marriage that is, but a good businessman always researches the assets when an acquisition and merger is in the works.
Stand alone erotic historical western.
Cur Synopsis: Rancher Cur Villalobos never met a woman he wanted to marry; but when he gets the chance to acquire additional water for his land, he changes his mind.
Sara Meyer’s father dies leaving her in debt, with a Last Will that can’t be broken, and taxes coming due. When the town thug she already knows makes plans to take possession of her land, marrying the rancher from across the county seems like a reasonable option to survival.
Cur introduces himself and proposes a marriage of convenience. He’s not looking for anything from her but the use of her water. But Sara soon discovers that even a lone wolf likes a hot meal, a clean den, and his belly scratched from time to time.
Bitter Creek Holler series.
Miz Behavin’, the third book in this erotic contemporary, paranormal series featuring Missouri Hess will release in 2015. Call Me Miz and Hexual Healing will be refreshed and returning with awesome new covers this year.
if you’d like to receive e-mailed release updates.
AND—don’t forget to vote below:
Thanks so much for helping me plan my 2015 Release Calendar.
Wishing you all the best year ever!
In case you’ve missed the giant, golden glow from above, the winners of my July Contest are posted there. I just mailed June’s prizes yesterday (yes, I’m that far behind) so my next trip to the post office won’t be before the end of next week.
Thank you everyone who entered. If you didn’t win this time, check the next Dreamcatcher newsletter for my End of Summer Contest.
And of course, the second big celebration is for the release of Cerise Amour, Unlikely Gentlemen 2.5. My tiny story that turned into a long novella is available now. I thought I’d share a snippet for you to sample while you’re here.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hey all, *waving*. I’m excited to be in this hop with so many other great authors. For friends who stop by this weekend to say hello, nice seeing you again, I hope your summer is going well. For those who’ve landed here and aren’t familiar with my work, let me introduce myself.
I’m Gem Sivad. Though I enjoy writing all genres, at the moment I’m engaged in two steamy historical romance series (Eclipse Heat @ Ellora’s Cave and Unlikely Gentlemen @ Dark Mountain Books). My most recent title released, Cerise Amour, Unlikely Gentlemen 2.5, published yesterday. Today I’m sharing an excerpt from it, featuring Jeb and Cherry and their sizzling summer night, circa Civil War, June 26,1863.
Excerpt: Cerise Amour, Unlikely Gentlemen 2.5
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I’m giving away a $10 GC on the main hop page and the winner will be chosen by JustRomance.me. I have a question for my visitors to answer to go in a drawing for my new Unlikely Gentlemen title, Cerise Amour.
Question: What is your favorite romance genre and what was the last title in that genre you read?
I’ll let random.org choose that winner. Don’t forget to visit the other author sites and enter the drawing for a 16 GB Kindle Fire.
Thanks for stopping by,