Sunday, February 15, 2009

Awards, Releases, Sales & Contests!

My turn to post today... it's been a rough few weeks with very high highs and very low lows. Typical of the publishing business, as I'm coming to learn.

So for the high points: an ARe Best Selling Author of the Year Award, two RORR Awards for two of my books - Davin's Quest and FireDrake - two Ariadne Awards nominations (please vote!), some Fantasm Award nominations (please vote here too!), a 2008 Reviewers Choice Award from eCataromance Sensual for FireDrake, and a couple of SAMMIE Awards for having books in the Top 10 Best Sellers of the Year for 2006 and 2007 as well as a Reader's Choice Award for 2008 for FireDrake.

My latest release, Rare Vintage, is currently in the #1 Best Seller position at If you haven't gotten your copy yet, I encourage you to check it out! It's the tale of the Master Vampire, Marc LaTour, and Kelly, the human woman destined to be his mate. She would give her to save his, but can he save her from himself?

Stella and I had a fun time running all over the Javits Convention Center here in NYC at the NY Comic Con a couple of weekends ago. It was great to see her and cool to witness the madness that is ComicCon. ;-) I've also been doing a lot of traveling to places with *gasp* no internet, which is a bummer, but otherwise having a grand old time in this cold weather.

I also sold a new book to Samhain Publishing. The title is Inferno and it's the sequel to Lords of the Were that lots of readers have been asking me about for the past year or two. I'm glad to finally get this out there (and get the readers off my back! LOL). It picks up where Lords left off, with the sexy bad boy vampire, Dante, and his fey knight friend, Duncan. They're in New York City and a pretty little lone wolf is spying on them. We begin edits shortly, so the book will probably be out this summer in ebook formats, then next year in print. I'll keep you posted, but you can check my website in a few days to catch the new page that will be going up for the book shortly.

FireDrake has been receiving a lot of awards lately and it will, in fact, be my very next print release, at the end of March. It's part of my Dragon Knights series, but it can definitely be read on its own and is meant to be the start of a new "series" of tales within the framework of the Dragon Knights world. It's a menage story featuring two knights and a gypsy spymaster who is destined to be their mate. And let's not forget the meddling dragons who fight alongside their knights! LOL. They play matchmaker in this one and do a damned fine job of it too. ;-)
FireDrake will be officially released on March 31st, but you can pre-order it now on Amazon, if you're so inclined.

I won't trouble you with the low points of the past few weeks, but believe me, they were pretty low. Unfortunately. But not to worry. I'm doing my best to keep a positive attitude and working my tail off on my next books. I have a futuristic to finish and am working on a new werecreature (bears this time) story for later in the year. Wish me luck!

Oh, and if you like to win free ebooks, visit my personal blog every Thursday this month for a new contest in my "Scorching February" promotion! Here's the link to the currently running contest. Hurry and enter! Next Thursday, there'll be something new up for grabs, so remember to visit! :)

Bianca D'Arc


Dawn Montgomery said...

Congrats on the nominations Bianca! :) Looking forward to getting my hands on Firedrake. Have a great rest of the weekend!

Bianca D'Arc said...

Thanks, Dawn! I hope you have a great weekend too! :)

lindseye said...

Congratulations on alll of the wins and nominations. I think the lows are there so that we recognize the highs. Have a great week.

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