2015-05-16

Discounts, Downloads, Giveaways, and an Open Invitation to Party like There's No RT!

So a funny thing happened on my way to RT this past week. I ended up with a dental emergency and canceled at the last minute--really at the last minute. My bags were packed, my car was parked, my dog was boarded, my plants were watered, my mail was on hold, my family was otherwise engaged--all of which helped to contribute to the logistical nightmare that ensued. 

Well, not the plants so much, but everything else. However, there will be more about that later.   

The end result was that I was left Home Alone since Tuesday...or mostly alone, anyway, because I did have my dog since I selfishly cut short his Doggy Vacay at the fabulous Dog Balancing Hotel (which may be his favorite place in the world, other than dead center in the middle of my bed, so that there's no room for anyone else. dogs. gotta love 'em.) so that he could keep me company because why should I be the only one to suffer?

Here he is in his Steampunk gear. It's a terrible picture but, hello, Steampunk! Isn't he cute?



Anyway, it's taken me up until today, Saturday morning, to figure out what to do about all the fun that he and I were/are missing out on; and also what to do with all the swag and goodies and giveaways and books I was planning on giving away (some of which is chocolate--no good for him and not such a great idea for me right now either, given the condition of my poor tooth) and which are now, for the most part, cluttering up my already cluttered house. 

By the way, I blame the delay on figuring stuff out partially on the antibiotics and pain meds I'm taking, as well as the judicious application of the wine that I was supposed to have been drinking in Dallas this week...but, yeah, there will be more about that later too.

In any case, the answer turned out to be actually quite simple: throw a fabulously epic pity party. In actuality, of course, I've been partying very nicely on my own all week, thank you very much, but misery does love company, so I'd like to welcome everyone I know to party with me all week long! woo-hoo!

My original thought was to confine the party to this weekend, because, after all, RT ends tomorrow. But given that I'm still in the process of making arrangements, and making up graphics, and finalizing details, and contests and giveaways and prizes and...did I happen to mention I'm also on deadline? Yeah. More about that later too. So who knows when I'll actually get this party started!  So I've decided to keep things going through Memorial Day Weekend, with time-sensitive deals and blink-and-you've-missed-it giveaways (like the one directly below) occurring throughout. 

So, without further ado, here's discount #1. See the pretty card pictured below? Yeah, Carina sent me those. They offer a very generous 50% discount if you buy anything from the Carina Press website, but they're only good through tomorrow. Guess who won't find enough people IRL to hand these out to in time? Yep, that'd be me. So I'm doing a virtual hand-out. Here ya go!

50%! That's HUGE. And it's good for any book they sell! Of course, I'd love it if you bought mine. But I also recommend checking out any of my Antho Sisters, JK Coi, Stacy Gail or Jenny Schwartz. Or my NNN blogmate, Kate Davies. Or any of the fabulous authors on the Here Be Magic blog ...and yeah, there's too many of them to link to here, but seriously: check them out! 

BUT DO IT QUICK! Because, like I said, this deal is only good until tomorrow night. May 17, which happens to be my daughter's birthday (Big Hint: that will be the subject of tomorrow's contest/giveaway). 


And if 50% is not enough of an enticement, how about a free copy of This Winter Heart to sweeten the deal? Check out the Rafflecopter contest link below to learn how you can enter.


And, speaking of free, last week's  FREE DOWNLOAD of Such Fleeting Pleasures is back!  Here's another card I was planning on handing out all week in Dallas.


So that's it for today. Welcome to the party! Grab a drink, grab a reading device of your choice, and enjoy! The official site will be on Facebook, in my Crone's Nest Group, but be sure to check back here as well, during the next week, to see what new deals are in the works!

9 comments:

Linda Mooney said...

Funny thing, PG. Having a masters in music, my brain automatically pronounced your last name as FOR-TAY. In music terms, it means loud and strong. In writing terms, it's your strength. Good luck with your Not At RT Party!

menina.iscrazy said...

My favorite accessory is jewelry.

A fav. :D

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/5f/5c/d1/5f5cd13553fee5007eebe2d99a610169.jpg

PG Forte said...

Hi Linda! Yeah, I once had someone tell me that my name did NOT rhyme with foreplay. And I was like, uh, yeah it does! Loud and strong is good. :D Thanks so much for stopping by and congrats again on your new release! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X4L3S5Q

PG Forte said...

Hi Menina. Ooh, I like that! I have a somewhat similar one that my daughter made for me. I'll have to post a picture: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/120612096246700672/

Nicole Luiken said...

I would love to go to RT sometime. It sounds fabulous. So sorry your trip got derailed.

PG Forte said...

Hi Nicole! Yeah, it's usually a lot of fun. I hope you do manage to get there one of these years--and I really hope it's a year that I don't have to cancel! We'd have a blast. :)

JoAnna said...

I like the hats and the steampunk jewelry. I have a couple cool pieces.

menina.iscrazy said...

I just realized I won something. LOL

Do I need to do anything?

Annette Mardis said...

Love the dog photo, PG. I have two fur babies myself and enjoy seeing pix and hearing stories about other people's pets. Sorry you didn't get to go to the convention but thanks for compensating in such a public way.