Sunday, September 23, 2012

Whoo hoo! It's Here!

The Emerald TalismanI'm so excited! The Audio book for The Emerald Talisman is FINALLY HERE and narrated by Mary Morgan! You can check it out on, iTunes, and Amazon.

To listen to a little sample, click HERE

Next month, just in time for HALLOWEEN, there will be a book tour with more prizes and fun spooky things. One lucky winner will receive an audio book copy!

What do you think?

Hugs, Brenda

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Winners from the #evergreenparty Twitter Party 9/14

I had the best time last night at the Evergreen release Twitter Party last night with the hostess:Yara at Once Upon a Twilight! Thanks everyone who attended and made the event so fun. I also experience Twitter jail for tweeting over the allotted amt, which was a first for me. All in all, we had 11 winners throughout the hour.


@LovesBooks96 - ebook of choice
@BooksOverBoys  - ebook of choice and merman attracting nail polish 
@aliceborn2shop - Ebook of Everblue and swag pack
@freebie01 - WWF game with me and ebook of Everblue
@dinahsaur74 - Signed copy of Evergreen
@vickikeire - ebook of Evergreen
@alyssa_susanna - signed copy of Evergreen
@sarakp2 - ebook Evergreen and swag pack
@gratefulhoops - ebook of Evergreen and green merman attracting nail polish
@sweetmatcha - signed copy of Evergreen and necklace
@daisykatiereads - signed copy of Evergreen

I'll be mailing prizes out this week! Winners who haven't contacted me by 9/19, I'll pick new winners!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Under the Sea Giveaway Hop -- Signed copy of Everblue/Evergreen (US)

Hi Hoppers! 
Welcome to the Under the Sea Giveaway Hop. Thanks to Kathy and Almybnenr for hosting! I'm so excited about this hop because I love mermaids and that's what my stories are all about. 

For the hop, I'm giving away a signed copy of either Everblue, or Evergreen, winner's choice.

She wanted her life to change ... he wanted his to stay the same.

Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Swimming and spending time with Tatiana, her best friend, are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college, and Ash hopes to finally ditch her longtime crush for Finley, Tatiana's twin brother. But when Tatiana and her family fail to return home after a family emergency, Ashlyn chooses to do something drastic to find them.

FinleyHelton and his family are good at blending in as they run their sailing charter business in Lake Tahoe. But together, they guard an ancient secret. When a not so routine meeting forces Finley, Tatiana and their mother to return to Natatoria and Fin's father on a dangerous mission, Fin can't stay caged up for long. 

Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, and a simple lifesaving kiss could change their lives forever.

A kingdom on the brink of war. 
A king on the fringes of insanity.
A family running for their lives.

Ash and Fin’s only desire is to be together and dive into their happily ever after, though their conflicting worlds work to pull them apart. Neither is ready to convert to the other’s life: become a human or a mer. Little do they know that somewhere in Natatoria a secret holds the fine fabric of everyone’s lives together. If the truth is discovered, Ash and Fin will no longer have the luxury of waiting. They’ll be forced to choose. But will it be for loyalty or love? Or will someone else make the choice for them if they can’t decide?

Enter the watery world of treachery, greed, and the binding mer kiss as the story continues with Evergreen, book two of Mer Tales.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Winners of the Evergreen Blog Tour

$50 Amazon Gift Card Winner:

Christina Torres-Salas

Signed copies of Everblue and Evergreen:

Joann Buchanan

Essence Winners
Rachael L.
Michell Fangmeyer
Adrianne Blanas


But there's more chances to win fun stuff! 

I'd like to invite you with OUaT to join us on Twitter to celebrate Evergreen. We just wrapped up 3 weeks of blog tour stops. If you happen to miss a stop or the whole tour, you can still see all the posts HERE and possibly enter giveaways still on going. 

So now that you have been invited to the Twitter Party for Evergreen. Let's tell you the details. The twitter party will be on Friday, September 14th from 9pm - 10pm EST (6pm - 7pm PST). There will be fun questions and trivia hunts to take part in. I will have 10 prizes to award 10 lucky winners. To follow along real easy just look up the hashtag #EVERGREENPARTY and or to make it even easier head to and follow the instructions. Just sign in while in tweetchat to twitter and enter the hashtag and your in the party on tweetchat. Easy peasey!

So don't forget Friday at 9pm EST on twitter its the #EVERGREENPARTY!!!
If you want to RSVP, leave your twitter name in the comments!

Stay tuned for the Vlog ... (I need an extra day to edit since we were camping all weekend) ... were I show you where Fin and Ash could live happily ever after.

BLOG TOUR: Power by Kristie Cook-- Tristan and Owen Character Interview

Today I've stolen the men of Power, Tristan and Owen, for a  little quality time to find out what makes them tick.

Hi Guys. Thanks for stopping by. I know you've had a busy tour and don't have much time, so let's get started.

For both of you, what are quality traits you like in a woman?

Tristan: Integrity, intelligence, inner strength, determination, courage, and the ability to love unconditionally. I'm the furthest from perfect than anyone, but let's face it – men mess up. We do stupid things and make mistakes. We want to know our women will still love us when we do.

Owen: The big guy trumped me again. Not sure what else to add to that. For me, having mage blood used to be a requirement, too. My dad wanted to make sure my kids were powerful mages. I've been reconsidering that one, though…

For Tristian, was it love at first sight for Alexis? Or how did your feelings grow for her?

Tristan: There was definitely a connection at first sight. Actually, we've decided it was even before then, but I don't want to spoil anything. *winks* When you have this innate sense of people that all of our kind have, feelings grow quickly. I knew right away what kind of person she was and I'd always known what she would become. Then when I got to know her better…she had me wrapped around her finger.

Both: what's your greatest fear? Greatest joy? Fav past time activity?

Owen: Greatest fear – failing. Greatest joy – Dunno. Hard to come by these days. Favorite past time — Used to be surfing and beach volleyball, basketball sometimes, but don't have time for that anymore.

Tristan: Greatest fear – losing Alexis and Dorian. Greatest joy - *grins* My wife, naked. Favorite past time activity – see last answer and you'll figure it out.

Both: What's your advice for guys who want to be in a relationship?

Owen: You're asking the wrong dude. I'm good at a lot of things, but relationships isn't one of them.

Tristan: I'm no expert either. Alexis is the only one I've ever wanted. I think that relationship only happened because I was forced to take it slow with her. If I'd come onto her like I really wanted to…well, she'd probably use the words "creepy perv" and run away. I don't recommend being a creepy perv.

Both:Who gives Kristie the hardest time when she's writing?

Both, points at the other: He does.
Owen: Oh, c'mon, dude, you know you do. You're all screwed up.
Tristan, raising an eyebrow: And you're not? Who's being all sullen and silent these days?
Owen, scowling, mumbles something under his breath that isn't appropriate for this blog.
Kristie: You can both be a pain in my butt at any given time. You're men. It's par for the course.

Well, that was fun. Thanks for stopping by on the tour.

Now it's your turn. What do you think of the answers? How many of you would like to entertain Owen or Tristan for some one-on-one ... volleyball? *wink*

Not only is POWER awesome and power-packed (and you should get it RIGHT NOW), Kristie Cook is having a scavenger hunt along with her tour! Go to Kristie Cook's site here and look for the question regarding this post. She's giving away $50 gift cert (itunes, amazon, or B&N--winner's choice) with signed books in a swag bag! Isn't that awesome?

Book Summary:
As the stakes rise, can she find her true power?
As the Amadis prepare for war, Alexis returns to Florida with orders to relax, regenerate and replenish her depleted power. But her task list quickly grows—establish a new safe house, learn the art of conversion, find her AWOL protector, help a desperate fan, and protect her son. Oh, and figure out what’s going on with her husband, whose peculiar behavior just might get them killed.
But most important of all, her primary mission: recover her stolen pendant.
The stone in the pendant not only promises hope for the Amadis future, but its unknown qualities make it a possible weapon in the wrong hands. With guidance and power from an improbable source and an unlikely ally by her side, Alexis sets out to retrieve the stone before the enemy discovers its potential for mass destruction. But when she finds herself in the Daemoni’s lair fighting for her life, all hope seems lost. Will she discover the true power she holds in time? And is it enough to save herself, her family and the Amadis?
Power, the next installment of the Soul Savers Series, takes you on a hot and edgy ride with twists and turns you’ll never see coming, leaving you breathless and once again begging for more.

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About Kristie Cook:
Kristie Cook is a lifelong writer in various genres, from marketing communications to fantasy fiction. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and riding on the back of a motorcycle. She has lived in ten states, but currently calls Southwest Florida home with her husband, three teenage sons, a beagle and a puggle. She can be found at

Monday, September 3, 2012

Blog Tour Vblog Posts 1 & 2

Here I am in all my geeky glory, answering questions from blog comments you've left during the Evergreen Blog Tour. Hopefully, I'm getting better at video editing.

Enter to win $50 and other goodies here:

UPDATE! The Twitter party is Sept 14th at 9pm EST