Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Giveaway Winners!

Hi, everyone! Another giveaway has ended, so you can check the winners below! Congratulations to the winners! I'll email you shortly, so check your inbox or spam folder. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Giveaways!

To celebrate the release of my new book Different (Tainted Elements, #1), I'm having multiple giveaways!

1. Win a paperback copy of Different (Tainted Elements, #1). US and Canada only. This is a Goodreads giveaway. Ends May 30.


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Different by Alycia Linwood

Different

by Alycia Linwood

Giveaway ends May 30, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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2. Win an ecopy of Different (Tainted Elements, #1). This is a Librarything giveaway, so if you're a member there and know how the giveaways work, you can enter for a chance to win an ecopy of my newest book. It's international. I can't link directly to the giveaway, but you can find it listed under Member Giveaways. Ends on May 25

3. Win an ecopy of one of my books! If you can't participate in the giveaways above or want to win one of my other books, this one is for you. You can choose which book you'd like to win and this giveaway is international. Ends on June 4. To enter check out the Rafflecopter widget below:


a Rafflecopter giveaway Good luck and thank you for participating!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Different (Tainted Elements, #1) is Now Available!

I have finally published Different, the first book in the Tainted Elements series! I will update this post with links to the stores where you can get it as soon as the book goes live.



Eighteen-year-old Moira, an air elemental, never thought that waking up with an unusual blue fire on her arm would turn her life upside down. Determined to figure out why she has an element she shouldn’t have, her parents take her to a secluded island to keep her safe from anyone who might want to experiment on her. There she meets Noah, a boy who seems to know a lot about her elements. As he introduces her to a group of a new kind of elementals who are more powerful than anyone could have imagined, she doesn’t know if she can trust them, especially because the group’s leader, Jaiden, has an extremely dangerous ability. But when her parents get kidnapped by a mysterious man, she has no choice but to turn to Noah and Jaiden for help.

Read now at:
Kobo 

More links coming soon. The paperback edition will be out too as soon as it gets approved. I hope you enjoy the book! :D



Friday, April 4, 2014

The Element Preservers Fan Contest Winners!

First of all, I'd like to tell you that I loved all of your entries! It was a very difficult task to choose the winners. So, instead of choosing three winners, I decided to choose five winners! I'm really excited to share these awesome fan creations with you. :)

1st place - Andrijana P. - prize: a paperback copy of one of my books (winner's choice):


2nd place - Riney T. - prize: an ebook copy of two of my books (winner's choice):


3rd place - Nat R. - prize: an ebook copy of one of my books (winner's choice):
4th place - Karen W. - prize: an ebook copy of one of my books (winner's choice):





5th place - Carolyn M. - prize: an ebook copy of one of my books (winner's choice):



 Congratulations to the winners! I will contact you shortly about your prizes. If you haven't won this time, don't worry. I'll have more giveaways and contests soon! :) A huge thanks to everyone who participated! You're all very creative and talented. I hope you enjoyed this contest!

Note to the winners: check your spam folders in case my email ends up in there. :)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Updates

Hi, everyone! I came to give you a couple of updates. :)

Indestructible is now available in paperback. I announced this on my Facebook page, but in case you missed it, the fifth and the final book in the Element Preservers series is now available in paperback. You can get the book in many stores such as Amazon, B&N, Book Depository and many others. Here are the links:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Book Depository
Flipkart  

Different (Tainted Elements, #1) will be published in April. Editing is taking longer than I expected, so I had to postpone the publication date of the book. I plan to publish the book in mid-April, but I'll see how things go. Looks like I'm really bad at predicting how long something will take. I wanted to thank everyone who offered to beta read for me. You guys are truly amazing! When I saw how many of you applied, I was overwhelmed. Thank you so much! I really hope some of you will be available when I finish my editing phase. :)

Reminder: You still have a couple of days left to enter the Element Preservers fan contest! I love all of your entries so far and I'm looking forward to receiving more. :)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Element Preservers Fan Contest!

Hi, everyone! I realized I didn't have a giveaway for a long time, so I decided to have another one. But this time I want to make it more fun, so instead of a typical, boring Rafflecopter giveaway, I decided to do a fan contest! The contest is international and will be open until April 3.

Prizes: Prizes are the most important part of everything, right? The winner will receive a paperback edition of one of my books in the Element Preservers series (the winner chooses which one).The second and third place will win an ecopy of one of my books (either one of the books from the Element Preservers or Human).

How to enter: All you have to do to enter is create some sort of fan art related to the Element Preservers series. It can be a drawing, photo, video, playlist, poem... anything really. As long as it is creative and related to the EP series. When your fan creation is done, upload it somewhere (an image hosting site, Youtube, Twitter, Tumblr or wherever suits you best) and enter the link to your creation along with your contact info into the form below. Please make sure to put the tag #ElementPreserversContest or #EPcontest either directly on your fan creation or on the post which contains your creation. I don't want anyone to give me the link to someone else's art or video, so please add the tag somewhere. If you have any doubts or questions, you can always ask me. :) Also, you can enter multiple times (create more than one fan creation), but each entry has to be original.

Ready to enter? Great! Fill in this form:

Big thanks to everyone for participating! I'll post the winning entries on my blog on April 4. Have fun!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Looking for Beta Readers!

Hi, everyone! I'm working hard on Different, the first book in the Tainted Elements series, and I have one tiny request to make. Since I'll be finishing the book soon, I'd like to find some beta readers to help me. Don't know what a beta reader is? Well, here is the definition from Wikipedia: "beta reader (also pre-reader or critiquer), is a non-professional reader who reads a written work, generally fiction, with the intent of looking over the material to find and improve elements such as grammar and spelling, as well as suggestions to improve the story, its characters, or its setting." I'm basically looking for someone to read my book before the final edits and help me improve it.


However, I must warn you that this is not always an easy job and it can be time consuming, so please only apply if you can meet the deadline and have enough free time to do it because I'm hoping to receive a detailed feedback and not a simple "I liked it. I didn't like it." The book should be around 60000 words long, which is approximately 240-250 pages and I expect to receive your feedback in two weeks from the time I send you the manuscript. I plan to send out the manuscript around March 9, so you should be able to read it by March 23 and get back to me. We'll work out the details if I pick you to be my beta.

Are you wondering what you get in return? Well, you get to read the book before anyone else and you'll receive an ebook version of the book when it comes out. :)

Now a little about the book in question. Different (Tainted Elements, #1) is a spin-off series of my Element Preservers series, and I'm looking both for readers who did and who didn't read the EP series. Different is a YA/NA fantasy/romance book and it follows an 18-year-old girl, Moira, who lives in a world very similar to ours, but in which everyone is born with one of the four elements. However, mixing of elements (having children with someone who has a different element) has consequences, such as the baby ending up with a weaker element (a sub-element) or developing magic disease (which can turn the person into a killer because he/she wants to take other people's elements). Moira's case is a little bit different (yeah, like the title :P) because her mother decided to manipulate Moira's genes before she was born so she would inherit only one pure element. Things worked out perfectly, or so everyone thought, but as Moira gets older, she develops abilities that she shouldn't have and has symptoms similar to those of magic disease. As she tries to find out what is happening to her, she will stumble upon a small group of people with abilities similar to hers and uncover some very dangerous secrets that could change her world forever. *insert evil laugh here* I should really come up with a blurb for this book, but for now this will have to do. Yes, there will be romance and sexual content and some adult language, so if you want to read this book, you should be comfortable with adult content and be at least 18 years old.

Still interested? Great! Fill out the form below. The form will be open until March 6. Please only apply through this form or your application won't be considered. Thank you so much for your interest!