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What’s New and Giveaways!

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged and I’d like to get back into the habit. Thing is, I probably spend more time on Facebook and Twitter these days…

If we’re not connected there, here are the links where you can find me:

Facebook (like the page to follow me)

Twitter (follow)

In other news…

There are three giveaways happening right now. Check them out to win signed copies of DEVIANTS or COMPLIANCE.

  1. LIVE TO READ: COMPLIANCE GIVEAWAY
  2. LIVE TO READ: DEVIANTS GIVEAWAY
  3. GILDED launch party giveaway: Choice of DEVIANTS or COMPLIANCE GIVEAWAY

I’m going to have lots more exciting news soon. Some short stories will be available, new covers, launch plans for GLORY! Sign up for my newsletter to make sure you’re the first to know!

And here’s a small tease of the new cover concepts…

Snippets of the draft cover concepts

Snippets of the draft cover concepts

 

What do you think?

Color me excited. 😀

 

Giveaway of 250 Books!

Win a signed hardcover of DEVIANTS

The blog Live to Read is giving away a TON of books. (Okay, 250 books might not technically weigh a ton.)

Right now, DEVIANTS is featured front and center. Go enter to win a signed hardcover!!

Click here

PS. I cannot WAIT to reveal the new cover design for the DEVIANTS kindle version!!!

All the winners!

Happy New Year to all!

I hope everyone had a terrific holiday season. I know I did, ice storm and power outages aside. Many of us had a pioneer-style Christmas in the Toronto area.

Much of the city looked like this:

Photo from Toronto Star

Photo from the Toronto Star

In other news:  I drew the winners for both contests. (Well, rafflecopter did the draw for one, and random.org did for the other.)

Team Burn Giveaway:

  • Tina A. — Team Burn t-shirt
  • Lee T. — Team Burn t-shirt
  • Tina H. — DEVIANTS (hardcover or audio)
  • Katey B. — COMPLIANCE (hardcover or audio)

Newsletter Exclusive Giveaway:

  • Laura — HUGE prize pack (DEVIANTS, COMPLIANCE, tote bag, Team Burn t-shirt, other swag)
  • Tiffanie — Hardcover copy of COMPLIANCE plus a Team Burn t-shirt

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to all who entered both contests and helped to spread the word!

If you missed out on the Newsletter Exclusive Giveaway, don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter so you won’t miss out next time.

Finally, the kindle versions for both DEVIANTS and COMPLIANCE are still on sale in the US via the Amazon Local promotion. Until January 9th, you can get the books for only $0.99!!! What a deal!

Here’s a link to the promotion information.

 

 

Newsletter! Goodreads Giveaway!

Well, I’ve finally done it. Almost. I have a newsletter!!!

At least I’ve set up a newsletter signup sheet. It’s a start.  Next step, an actual newsletter.

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And there are still a couple of days to enter the Goodreads Giveaway for COMPLIANCE!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Compliance by Maureen McGowan

Compliance

by Maureen McGowan

Giveaway ends June 03, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

If you haven’t read DEVIANTS yet, here are a few things you should know:

  1. While the story does go over 3 books, each of them stands alone. So you can enjoy COMPLIANCE even if you haven’t read DEVIANTS! (And then maybe you’ll be curious enough to read DEVIANTS second to see how it all started.)
  2. DEVIANTS is on a big-time sale right now at Amazon.com (kindle, hardcover and audio) and on Amazon.ca (kindle only on sale, last time I looked.) I’ll put links below for your convenience.
  3. I forgive you. 😉

COMPLIANCE cover reveal giveaway!

To celebrate my cover reveal, I’m giving away 2 copies of DEVIANTS. Signed if you live in North America, unsigned if you don’t. (Sorry… often mailing a book overseas costs $35-$40 and I just can’t afford that. But I will send it to you from The Book Depository.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I’m starting to get excited about this release… I can’t believe it’s May already!!!

Oh! And the Spanish version of DEVIANTS (LOS INDESEABLES) was recommended on what my publishers in Spain tell me is the most important cultural TV show in Spain! They made it sound like this was the US equivalent of being featured on Entertainment Tonight, or something. So, Yippee!

Here is the video. My book’s mentioned at about minute 20:50 and it’s easy to scroll ahead.

Página 2 – Héctor Abad Faciolince

And if you’d like to pre-order COMPLIANCE, here’s some linkage.

Pre-order Compliance here:

YA Scavenger Hunt! Spring 2013

The Hunt is now over! Thanks for hunting!! 
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! (You can also play to win the prize package from the red team too!) 

And… check out my bonus contest at the bottom of the post!

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.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE
 
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 Sunday April 7th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
SCAVENGER HUNT POST

I’m pleased to be hosting, Tara Fuller!

Tara Fuller writes novels. Some about grim reapers​. Some about witches. All of course are delightfully full of teen angst and 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 slight obsession with music and 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.
Find out more information about Tara by checking out her website or find more about her latest book BLURRED here!

“Cash is haunted by things. Hungry, hollow things. They only leave him alone when Heaven’s beautiful reaper, Anaya, is around. Cash has always been good with girls, but Anaya isn’t like the others. She’s dead. And with his deteriorating health, Cash might soon be as well.
Anaya never breaks the rules, but the night of the fire, she recognized part of Cash’s soul—and doomed him to something worse than death. Cash’s soul now resides in an expired body, making him a shadow walker, a rare, coveted being that can walk between worlds. A being creatures of the underworld would do anything to get their hands on.
The lines between life and death are blurring, and Anaya and Cash find themselves falling helplessly over the edge. Trapped in a world where the living don’t belong, can Cash make it out alive?”

 


EXCLUSIVE CONTENT
You lucky hunters get a sneak peek at the prologue from Tara’s upcoming release, BLURRED (Kissed by Death #2)!

The exclusive content is no longer available, but check out and pre-order Tara’s book BLURRED here.

DON’T FORGET TO ENTER!

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 33. 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!

CONTINUE THE HUNT
 
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! Lisa Burstein!
ENTER MY BONUS CONTEST!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

It’s YASH time again!!!!

I’m super excited to be part of YASH again! The hunt starts on Thursday!

Here are the deets:

How To Hunt
Participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt is easy! Here’s all you have to do:
On April 4 at noon (Pacific Standard Time), the hunt is open. 
During that time, you can go to the participating authors blogs and websites–you can find them all here. The first thing on the page should be their hunt information–there you can find out about new authors and get exclusive content.
Take note of the highlighted number on each author’s hunt page. You need that number to enter the contest!
Each author is on either the RED Team or the BLUE Team. Add up the numbers of all the authors on the red team, and you have the secret code you need to enter the contest. The prize is all the books from the authors on that team! You can only enter once, and your entry only counts if you have the right number, so make sure you get the right code! Break out those calculators!
You have to submit your entry by April 7, noon, Pacific Standard Time. You can submit your entry for each team HERE.
On April 8th, we’ll announce the winners! There’s one winner for the red team, and one for the blue team. The hunt IS open internationally, to all ages, so you have no excuse to not join in the fun!
See you April 4!

I’m on team BLUE along with these other amazing authors! What a line up!

Amber Argyle
Josephine Angelini 
Kate Avelynn 
Lisa Burstein 
Tera Lynn Childs
Kate Evangelista
Tara Fuller
Rachel Harris
Colleen Houck
Justina Ireland
Ellie James
Carrie Jones
Jessica Khoury
Cindy Madsen
Megan Miranda
Erica O’Rourke
Diana Peterfreund
Amy Plum
Beth Revis
Gina Rosati
Victoria Scott
Jessica Spotswood
K.A. Tucker
Lisa Voisin


YA Scavenger Hunt Begins!

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt!

Hi!  I’m Maureen McGowan, I just had a book out called DEVIANTS and I’ll be your tour guide for this portion of your fabulous 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!

THE HUNT IS NOW OVER, BUT MY BONUS GIVEAWAY WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MIDNIGHT!

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.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

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.

SCAVENGER HUNT POST

I am hosting the fabulous Marley Gibson on the YA Scavenger Hunt!

How fun that I get to host an author who’s also a friend! Marley is someone who really knows that the answer to the meaning of life is ???. Now, if  we could remember the question!

Marley Gibson is a young adult, romance, and non-fiction author. Her YA books included her popular GHOST HUNTRESS series, RADIATE, a fictionalized version of the cancer she went through as a teenage cheerleader, and POSER, about a South Beach Miami model who prefers to shy away from the limelight. Gibson’s Resisting Temptation series, includes the books CAN’T TOUCH THIS, CAN’T FIGHT THIS, and more to come.

She co-wrote THE OTHER SIDE: A TEEN’S GUIDE TO GHOST HUNTING AND THE PARANORMAL with her husband, TruTV and Travel Channel’s, Patrick Burns. She also co-authored CHRISTMAS MIRACLES and THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS with New York Times bestselling author, Cecil Murphy. She and her husband live in the Florida Keys in an RV motor home they loving call Midge, with their two rescue kitties, Madison and Boo. She can be found online in many places:

www.marleygibson.com
www.ghosthuntress.com
www.radiatebook.com
Facebook – marley.h.gibson
Twitter – @MarleyGibson

Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about GHOST HUNTRESS: THE JOURNEY here!

GHOST HUNTRESS: THE JOURNEY

Teen psychic Kendall Moorehead is about to embark on the most dangerous and shocking ghost hunt of her life. After all, it isn’t every day that the ghost of Princess Diana steps in as a personal spirit guide. But Shy Di isn’t the only surprise awaiting Kendall and her team of teen paranormal superstars as they begin a whirlwind tour of Europe with renowned TV medium Oliver Bates.

As soon as Kendall sets foot on British soil she immediately encounters her first specter — a meeting that raises many questions, and sends her hot boyfriend Patrick rushing to help with the mystery… and to comfort in the way only a boyfriend can. Surely the trip to Paris and Rome will be even more romantic than this first day in London. That is if Kendall’s ex-boyfriend Jason stays out of the way.

But love problems and eerie British ghosts aren’t Kendall’s only problems. Team leader Oliver has brought along Scottish teen psychic Christian Campbell, a rising star with a sinister aura about him — literally. When Christian starts dabbling with a Ouija board during their paranormal investigations, things turn dark, as a potentially demonic entity named Dojo emerges. This being torments Kendall, making her doubt her mission and calling as a psychic. Kendall races to battle not only Christian and his shadowy methods, but also Dojo… wondering if both might be far more real than she wants to believe.

Buy GHOST HUNTRESS, THE JOURNEY here.

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Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win all 25 signed books by everyone on the blue team! Plus, you can also do the red team hunt, then you’ll have a chance to win 50 signed books!! To enter, you need to find my favorite number somewhere in this post–hint, it’s in red. 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!

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CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Tracy Deebs!
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And I’m doing a BONUS GIVEAWAY for my new book DEVIANTS here! Please enter to win one of two prize packs.   

 

Prize pack:
– signed hardcover copy of my new book, DEVIANTS (unsigned outside of North America)
– cool book-related swag (swag only mailed to North American addresses, sorry)

You get 5 bonus entries if your blog comment answers this question: What book does the clue for my favorite number come from?

     a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

HAPPY HUNTING!
On to the next site!