3 S.R. Johannes: 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Raised Over $5,500 in 5 days! Thank you!

Thank you donators and bidders!

The auction has come to a close!

Thank you to everyone who participate in donating and bidding! Special thanks to those who wanted to donate but we could not squeeze in :(

  • All bids are closed.
  • All emails to winners have gone out.
  • Please donate your bids by tomorrow at the link sent in your email.
  • If you did not leave any contact information and we could not find you - the second person won.
  • If you left a twitter id only - we have tweeted you. Please contact us by midnight tonight for your item/instructions.
  • All winners and donators will be linked up by tomorrow - once donation is complete. :

We appreciate your generosity during this auction.

We raise over $5, 500 in 5 short days!

We have been overwhelmed at the response from both donators and bidders! My goal was 5,000 and as you can see we exceeded this.

Thank you for your support in the auction and for a good cause - esp right before the holidays.

Happy Holidays!

Shelli, Miral and Kate.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Untraceable package and 1 hour Consultation (up for auction)

I have a couple of bids up for auction at the "Publishing Hearts Connecticut" which continues until Friday night, 11:59 PM EST

A 1 hour phone call/consultation (can be on marketing or indie pubbing or query)

An Untraceable Deluxe Book package (Signed Untraceable, Signed Uncontrollable, limited edition Grace bracelet, and swag)

There are tons of great items for bidding still open - agent critiques, editor phone calls, signed books and more!

Thanks for giving back! :)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Auction (Publishing Hearts Connecticut) is going on now!

Many of us have watched the tragedy fall out on T.V.

Innocent lives lost. Heroes found. Hearts broken.

As a publishing industry, we can ban together to make a difference in more lives once again. 

As parents, we need to honor our own children in this tragedy by helping others. 

As humans, we can step up and help each other.

What is PubHeartsConn?

It’s an online auction to benefit the victims of the Sandy Hook Connecticut shootings through Newtown Youth and Family Services. The auction is currently scheduled to start Monday, Dec 17th (9am EST) and the first round will end Friday Dec 21st (11:00 PM EST)

Agents, editors, authors, illustrators, and industry experts have donated various products and services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly school.

We plan to donate the money to the school's relief fund for the families to possibly help with grief counseling, funeral arrangements, and scholarships for students.

You can bid on an items or donate directly to The United Way of Western Connecticut.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Frees Souls: Susan Kaye Quinn

Finally, Susan's third book is out. I love this series so don't miss it. You can also get the digital box set and read it all at once.

Free Souls by Susan Kaye Quinn
(Book Three of the Mindjack Trilogy) Now Available!
When your mind is a weapon, freedom comes at a price.
Four months have passed since Kira left home to join Julian’s Jacker Freedom Alliance, but the hole in her heart still whistles empty where her boyfriend Raf used to be. She fills it with weapons training, JFA patrols, and an obsessive hunt for FBI agent Kestrel, ignoring Julian’s worries about her safety and repeated attempts to recruit her for his revolutionary chat-casts. When anti-jacker politician Vellus surrounds Jackertown with the National Guard, Kira discovers there’s more to Julian’s concerns than she knew, but she’s forced to take on a mission that neither want and that might be her last: assassinating Senator Vellus before he can snuff out Julian’s revolution and the jackers she’s come to love.
All Mindjack stories available on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, and iTunes (Note Free Souls is not yet available on iTunes)

Early Praise for Free Souls
“Quinn paints a picture of a not-too-distant America where politicians inflame the hatred of one section of the populace for another—all for their own gain—and you worry that her world is not so far off from our own.”
Dianne Salerni, author of We Hear the Dead, The Caged Graves, and the forthcoming The Eighth Day
"Free Souls starts with a bang and doesn't let up. Like a mash-up of all your favorite science-fiction adventures from Star Wars to The Legend of Korra, it blends nonstop action, nail-biting escapes, and great romance. I absolutely loved it! A great series conclusion—a must-read."
Leigh Talbert Moore, author of Rouge and The Truth About Faking
“Susan did it again. Free Souls was WOW! I expected Kira to step up to her role as heroine but not like this. Surprises kept coming until the very end which tied up more loose ends than I knew existed. Warning: Don't start reading until you have time to finish. I didn't want to put Free Souls down for a second. It's that kind of book.”
Sher A. Hart, Goodreads Review

Interview Susan's over at Amy Saunder's blog today (12.14.12), answering questions about how she came up with the mages' abilities, what kind of mage she would be, and all about her future works.

Digital Box Set Since Free Souls is out, there is now a Digital Box Set of the Mindjack Trilogy for those of you who want the whole series!
Available on AmazonBarnes&Noble

Mindjack Origins Collection Want more Julian? Wondering how Sasha's ability really works? Looking for EXCLUSIVE DELETED SCENES from Free Souls? This collection of novellas, scenes, and other goodies is for those craving a bit more of the characters and drama of the Mindjack series.
Includes: Mindjack Novellas Mind Games (Raf's story) The Handler (Julian's story) The Scribe (Sasha's story) TWO EXCLUSIVE DELETED SCENES from Free Souls (published nowhere else!) PLUS Mindjack flash fiction, an (imaginary) conversation between Raf and Julian, and other goodies for readers who want just a little bit more of Kira, Julian, Raf, and the Mindjack crew.
Available on AmazonBarnes&Noble

ENTER TO WIN one of FIVE ecopies of the Mindjack Origins Collection
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Announcing INDIE ReCon - free conference on all things indie!

First of things, big Happy bday to Elana Johnson!! To celebrate her bday, Christina Fonseca is giving away a PRINT collection of all three of her books (yes, even the last one once it is released), and ebooks of Regret, Possession and Surrender. The contest will run through 12/15.

Ive known her for years online, skyped with her, and online grouped with her in many amazing forums. She is brilliant and lovely and I adore her so give her a bday shout out!

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In other news,

Do I have a surprise for you! :)

A small group of indie writers has pulled together and is hosting a FREE online conference on everything INDIE in Feb 2013!

Welcome to the first INDIE ReCon - Make Indie Publishing a Mission Possible

Are you curious about Indie publishing, but don't know where to start?  Or, are you already a published Indie author looking to boost your sales or expand your reach?  Then you'll want to attend a new exciting online conference happening in 2013 - INDIE Revolution Conference.  Or as we like to call it, INDIE ReCon.

INDIE ReCon is happening online from February 12-14, 2013.

INDIE ReCon is a FREE, ONLINE conference that is modeled after the awesome annual WriteOnCon. It is designed to help any writer or author who is curious about the ins and outs of Indie publishing. 

However any author or writer can attend because we cover topics all of you may want to know more about (marketing etc)

Everything from the pros and cons of Indie publishing, essential aspects in creating a high-quality book, successful online marketing, and expanding into International markets. 

We will feature over 30 guests that include industry experts as well as some of the bestselling adult and young adult authors in the publishing industry today including: Bob Mayer, Hugh Howey, M. Leighton, and Samantha Young (just to name a few).  

For three days, INDIE ReCon will highlight new topics every hour (sometimes every half hour) for 8 hours a day which will include interviews, blog posts, vlogs, and live online chats.  You'll receive advice from authors, bloggers, marketing partners, cover designers, editors, and more.  You can check out our line up of topics and guests on our website.

Did we mention it's FREE and ONLINE? Well, there's more. Tons of Giveaways! There will be awesome giveaways from each and every speaker and partner. This will include books as well as services like free book designs, free editing, book development services, marketing prizes, and more. 

So mark your calendars for Feb 12-14th!

But, more importantly, sign up now with your email and we'll be sure to send you updates, news, and reminders as the conference gets closer so you won't forget. 

You won't find this much information (or excitement) about Indie publishing anywhere else. The hosts, partners, and presenters are all giving their time and knowledge for free for one simple reason: they're excited about being Indie and they want to help you decide if it's right for you too.  

You can already sign up on the home page to receive updates and news.

We hope you join us at INDIE ReCon - where we'll help you make Indie publishing a mission possible!

See you there!


Special thanks to our partners:

Friday, December 07, 2012

YA Scavenger Hunt Winners

You can see all the winners of the hunts here: http://yascavengerhunt.blogspot.com


Janice Bartelt


Sharrice Hewlett


Taharah (taherahabbas@aol.com)

Congrads and thanks so much for playing. I met tons of great new bloggers and plan to visit your blogs - yay! :)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

YA Scavenger Hunt - Blue team!

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! 

This tri-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM--but there is also a red team for a chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five signed books!

If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage.


Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the BLUE TEAM, and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator! :). 

Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by August 5, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


Today, I am hosting TARA FULLER on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! 

Tara Fuller writes novels. Some about grim reapers . Some about witches. All about kissing. Tara grew up in a one stop light town in Oklahoma where once upon a time she stayed up with a flash light reading RL Stine novels and only dreamed of becoming a writer. She has a shameless addiction for zombie fiction, Mystery Science Theater, and black and white mochas. Tara no longer lives in a one stop light town. Now she lives with her family in a slightly larger town in North Carolina where they have at least three stoplights.

Since the car crash that took her father's life two years ago, Emma's life has been a freaky-and unending- lesson in caution. Surviving countless "accidents" has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper that makes her chest ache and head spin? Not an option.
It's not easy being dead-especially for a reaper who is in love with a girl fate has put on his hit list not once, but twice. Finn's fellow reapers give him hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn't let her die before, and he's not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves from the evil soul hell bent on stealing her body, even if it means sacrificing the only thing he has left...his soul.

EEK! A Sneak Peek! 

Watch Tara read from the upcoming sequel in the Kissed by Death series

Direct Video Link:  http://youtu.be/YjyBFxmZLUU

And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, TARA FULLER and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 13. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue team and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next amazing author, JULIE CROSS!

I'm also on the BLUE team! Head over to Jessica's blog to check out my exclusive sneak peek at the Title and Summary of  Book 3 in The Nature of Grace series.

Here is also a chance to win a paperback of Untraceable and Uncontrollable and a "Grace" bracelet. (International entries are eligible for ebooks only).

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Good luck! :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DAY VIRGO of THE 13TH SIGN Contest by Kristin Tubb

Welcome to DAY VIRGO of 13 Days of THE 13TH SIGN Preorder Contest! I am happy to host Day Six of this contest for my friend and awesome author, Kristin Tubb who's new book THE 13TH SIGN comes out Jan 8th!.

VIRGO is traditionally considered to be the sixth sign of the zodiac. I am a virgo :) and the VIRGO characteristics include: modest, perceptive, friendly, cynical, distrustful, and ambitious. 

Did you know some say there is a 13th sign called OPHIUCHUS? You should because it changes everything...and everyone.

If want to learn more about your 12-sign horoscope, your 13-sign horoscope, and which horoscope sign you ACT like? Take THE 13TH SIGN quiz!)

So. What is this contest all about?
If you preorder a copy of THE 13TH SIGN by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, you will be entered into a contest! Where you can WIN THINGS! And there are new prizes every day!

And. EVERY preorder will be *matched* by a $1.00 donation to RIF, a literacy program committed to placing books in the hands of kids who need them most.

About the book
What if there was a 13th zodiac sign? 

You’re no longer Sagittarius, but Ophiuchus, the healer, the 13th sign. 

Your personality has changed. So has your mom’s and your best friend’s. 

What about the rest of the world? 

What if you were the one who accidentally unlocked the 13th sign, causing this world-altering change, and infuriating the other 12 signs?  

Jalen did it, and now she must use every ounce of her strength and cunning to send the signs back where they belong. Lives, including her own, depend upon it.

What can I win TODAY?
If you preorder THE 13TH SIGN today, Wednesday, November 28th, you could win:
  • key charm
  • signed THE 13TH SIGN swag
  • $10 itunes gift card
  • signed TIMEPIECE by Myra McEntire poster
  • signed paperback of AUTUMN WINIFRED OLIVER DOES THINGS DIFFERENT by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb
  • a 13th SIGN tshirt

How do I enter?
Simple. Just preorder THE 13TH SIGN and email your receipt TO KRISTIN at ktubb@comcast.net

You can preorder the book through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, or through your local independent bookstore. You will be entered into that day’s drawing, the grand prize drawing, and your purchase will be *matched* by a $1.00 donation to RIF!

Are there other ways to enter the contest?
Yep!  You can be entered into the daily prize drawings by doing one or more of the following:
  • Each preorder of THE 13TH SIGN = 10 entries into grand prize drawing and 10 entries into that day’s drawing
  • Each person who blogs about the contest = 10 entries into that day’s drawing
  • Each person who changes Twitter or Facebook avatar to cover = 5 entries into that day’s drawing (for each day it is present)
  • Each Tweet or Facebook status mention of the book and contest = 2 entries for that day’s drawing (must include hashtag #the13thsign)
  • Each RT of book and/or contest = 1 entry for that day’s drawing

BUT. You have to preorder THE 13TH SIGN to enter to win the grand prize and to have your purchase matched with a RIF donation.

ALSO. To make sure you get the correct amount of entries, please let Kristin know if you’ve done any of the above! You can email her at ktubb@comcast.net with everything you’ve done to enter.

What is the grand prize?
A Nexus 7 ereader! BOOM. The grand prize winner will be announced on Kristin’s blog on Friday, December 7.

How long does the preorder contest last?
13 days total! You can visit these other blogs for each day’s prizes:
DAY ARIES: The Book Vortex
DAY TAURUS:  The Housework Can Wait
DAY GEMINI:  Magnet 4 Books
DAY CANCER:  Abby the Librarian
DAY SCORPIO:  Citrus Reads
DAY SAGITTARIUS: Bloggers [heart] Books
DAY CAPRICORN: - Middle Grade Mafioso
DAY AQUARIUS: Smack Dab in the Middle

Good luck! And don’t forget to take THE 13TH SIGN quiz

If you have any questions, please email Kristin Tubb at ktubb@comcast.net! Thanks!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

YA Scavenger Hunt 411

Hi Everyone,

Here is a list of the authors and teams for the upcoming YA Scavenger Hunt, hosted by Colleen Houck.

The hunt will begin this Thursday, November 29th at noon pacific time and will end on Sunday, December 2nd, at noon pacific. There will be multiple prizes given away and it's a great chance to add some books to your holiday wish list! I know I'm already making my own wish list.

Leave a comment and tell me which books you are the most excited for.

The hunt winners as well as the art contest winners and the book trailer winner  will be announced after the Scavenger Hunt is finished early next week.


The Blue Team


























The Red Team

















Timekeeper (Timeless, #2)