A Holiday Gift to My Readers

Thank you to my readers for brightening my days and making this year a richly fulfilling one. I wish all of you a new year filled with love, joy, and good health.

This is my gift to you. Please click the image below to open. 🙂


Friday Reading

Friday Reading Two quick announcements:

1) Crest paperbacks are now available on The Book Depository. I know some of you were waiting, especially since TBD offers awesome free worldwide delivery.

2) I’ve decided to do a giveaway for each edition of Friday Reading from now on. If I’m sharing a book I enjoyed, I might as well share the love, too 🙂

Since I shared a YA contemporary and adult urban fantasy book in the previous posts, I thought I’d feature a fun, fantasy book today. The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan is technically young adult, but it reads well for younger audiences.

I haven’t read the entire series yet, but I enjoyed the first book The Lost Hero when it first came out. It’s filled to the brim with rich mythology and is just so much fun to read. Book 4 was recently released and I’m looking forward to catching up with the rest of the series.

Since I didn’t do a giveaway for the previous editions of Friday Reading, today’s contest features those books as well.

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
YA Contemporary
Amazon | What I said



The Disillusionists Trilogy by Carolyn Crane
Adult Urban Fantasy
Amazon | What I said



Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
YA (younger) Fantasy



One winner will receive an ebook copy of one of the above books (your choice). This is open to international readers, too. 🙂

To enter: Leave a comment below and tell me what book(s) you’re currently reading or a book you’ve recently enjoyed. Fill out the rafflecopter for more ways to gain entries.

Giveaway ends in a week. Have fun!

** Friday Reading is a bi-monthly feature. The next post will be on 11/29.
** Another note: Last time I did a giveaway, a few comments got caught in the spam filter. Don’t worry if this happens to you – just go ahead and indicate you left a comment on the Rafflecopter. I’ll release your comment from the spam cage as soon as I can.

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Crest Release Giveaway

In celebration of Crest’s release, here is this month’s giveaway:


  • Signed Whirl, Billow, and Crest paperbacks
  • Signed swag pack:
    – Whirl, Billow, Crest bookmarks
    – Whirl, Billow, Crest stickers
    – Ondine Quartet character card set (10 cards)
    – Ondine Quartet quote card set (10 cards)
  • $80 digital Amazon gift card

A close up of the prizes:





You can enter with the Rafflecopter by doing the usual:

– Fan me on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads
– Tweet about the giveaway
Share the Facebook post about this giveaway
– Leave a comment on this post telling me what books you’ve recently enjoyed and what books you’d get with the gift card prize.

Special additions: Because so many of you are readers who’ve followed the series from the beginning, I wanted to come up with more ways for you to gain entry points.

  • Make a graphic of the Ondine Quartet series. This can be anything – a photo of your ideal casting for a character; a little pinboard featuring your favorite character, scenes, or quotes; an image that reminds you of a location in the series, etc. Whatever you come up with is great! Post your graphic on your Facebook timeline and tag me with it (make sure the post is public so I can see it!) or tweet it to me (@emmaraveling).
  • Post a photo of your copy of any of the books in the Ondine Quartet series! You don’t need to be in the photo – this can be a shot of your e-reader with the book cover or your paperback copy. Tweet it to me (@emmaraveling) or post the image on my Facebook wall.
  • Create a music playlist that reminds you of the Ondine Quartet or any of the characters or scenes. You can use whatever site you feel comfortable with – Spotify, YouTube, InstantFm, etc. Either tweet me (@emmaraveling), share on my Facebook wall, or leave a comment below with the link to your playlist.
  • Change your Facebook profile image to Crest’s cover.(Download here)
  • Change your Twitter profile image to Crest’s cover. (Download here)
  • Tweet something about the Ondine Quartet! This can be anything – your desire to read the series, your favorite quote, your favorite character, your favorite book or scene in the series. Be sure to @ me (@emmaraveling) or hashtag #OndineQuartet so I see it 🙂
  • Post something on your Facebook timeline about the Ondine Quartet. Same as the Twitter above – this can be anything. Tag me and make the post public so I can see it.

Each time you do any of the above, just come back here and update your Rafflecopter entry below. Each action counts as an additional entry and increases your chances of winning.

**An important note:
Please do not spam people, especially on Twitter. One of the things I’m proudest of is how awesome my readers are. I’d like to continue building the kind of community that treats others with consideration and respect. The tweets and Facebook post entries are limited to once a day. If you are posting multiple things onto Twitter and Facebook, please try to space it out so it doesn’t clog up people’s timeline and/or feed.

Giveaway is open to international readers and ends November 6. Good luck!


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**Open international. Please enter with a valid email address that you check on a regular basis. I only send out one email notification. Winners have 48 hours to get back to me before I reassign the prize. Please note I am not responsible for lost or damaged mail.

Giveaway: Day 6 of the 6 Days of Ondine Quartet

Welcome to the last stop of the 6 Days of Ondine Quartet tour!

If you’ve been following along, you know that five wonderful blogs have been giving away ebooks, signed swag, and paperbacks of the Ondine Quartet all week. Some of these giveaways will be going on for a few more days so be sure to check them out! You can enter at every site to increase your chances of winning.

First, a HUGE thank you to the above bloggers for hosting me, providing such generous support, and sharing their enthusiasm for the series!! My dear Readers, please go check out their blogs. All have wonderful reviews, author interviews, and many special events including book tours and giveaways.

Since this is the final stop, I’m throwing in an extra giveaway as well. Besides the ebook/swag prize pack, another winner will receive Whirl and Billow paperbacks! And it’s open to readers worldwide!

Just enter using the Rafflecopter below. Winners will be announced here on December 27th.

I’ll make another announcement on this blog when Chevalier and Warrior Prince are up on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you follow me on social media, I’ll let you know as soon as I know. 🙂



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