Monday, June 28, 2010

Blood Law Tour

This is it, folks! This is the week I kick off the BLOOD LAW Tour -- and it's only 8 days until BLOOD LAW is officially released!!! Squeeeeeee!!! (I'm not stressed, not at all.)

The first leg of the tour starts Wednesday. I'll be attending CONvergence in Bloomington, MN. If you're in Minneapolis/St. Paul area and want to have a good time, I highly recommend checking out CONvergence. The con runs July 1-4 and this year's theme is "Bring on the Bad Guys," so there will be much villainy. Also guests of honor this year include JPL engineer Bridget Landry, authors L. A. Banks (Vampire Huntress Legend and Crimson Moon series) and Paul Cornell (Doctor Who series), actor Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett of Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi), actor and comedian Chuck McCann (The Aristocrats), actor and voice artist Wally Wingert (Family Guy), and special musical guest, Voltaire.

After CONvergence, I'll travel to New York, NY for ThrillerFest (July 7-10), the annual conference for the International Thriller Writers. I have a lot of events happening around ThrillerFest, so read the following carefully:

I have a lot more going on in July and will post info as their time draws closer, or you can view a full list of the tour on my website.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

First Pre-Release Pic!!

BLOOD LAW has been spotted in the wild!!

Thanks to Karen Mahoney for sharing this pic of BLOOD LAW (next to the fabulous Stacia Kane's UNHOLY MAGIC) in Forbidden Planet, London, UK. Saaaa-weeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pre-Release Party Pics Contest

Yes, the official release date for BLOOD LAW is July 6, 2010. However, as often happens, some eager beavers throw out a few teasers here and there in the form of pre-release date sales. With this in mind, I've devised a new contest:

The Pre-Release Party Pics Contest

If you're one of the lucky few who happen to find BLOOD LAW sitting on the shelf in your fave bookstore BEFORE July 5, snap a pic and send it to contest [at] jkholmes [dot] com, along with where you found it. Don't forget to include your name!



1. All entries must be received BEFORE 11:59 pm (Central time zone) on July 5, 2010.

2. Only one submission per person.

3. Contest is open to international readers.

4. Contest will close after five (5) winning photos are received.

5. All photos will become part of an online BLOOD LAW photo gallery, so please, do not send any photos you wouldn't want your grandmother to see.

6. Advance Reader Copies/Edition (ARCs/AREs) are EXCLUDED from this contest.

Have fun and thanks to all!

May-June Contest Winner is......

Congratulations, Jacqueline C. -- you are the winner of the BLOOD LAW May-June MegaHuge Prize Pack!

*throws confetti* Yay!!!! *blows vuvuzela* Huzzah!!!! *releases fireworks* Woohoo!!!!

Many many many many many thanks to all who entered my contests!! BLOOD LAW will be releasing in just a couple of weeks. I hope everyone enjoys the book!!! I'll be a nervous wreck...sobbing in the corner...blubbering about "my preciousssss".....

May-June Contest is now CLOSED

The May-June Contest is now CLOSED to submissions!

Thanks to all who entered. I'll be selecting a winner through random drawing on June 23, 2010. Check back in a few hours to find out who won the fabulous BLOOD LAW prize pack!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

BLOOD LAW Book Trailer

I was playing around with Windows Movie Maker and created this little jewel of a book trailer for BLOOD LAW. It's not much and it's nothing really fancy, but I had fun with it. :)

BLOOD LAW Tour Dates Set

Yes, my Minions, the time for unleashing BLOOD LAW on the world is drawing closer.

It's kind of like a gianormous asteroid hurtling through space at millions of miles an hour and yet appearing to creep along in the darkness silently waiting for the opportune moment to strike and lay waste to everything around it.....

......or completely burn up in the atmosphere with all the fanfare of a bottle rocket.

Either way, I'm heading out for a tour to promote my preciousssssssss at the end of June. Here are the confirmed dates and places of where I'll be. Feel free to look me up, drop by and say "Hi!", and all that stuff. If you're lucky, I may even pose for a picture. I also have a blog tour (of sorts) so if you can't find me in person, find me online.

Since this is my first book, it's a fairly short tour. Hence, the short tour bus...

BLOOD LAW Signing Tour

July 1-4 -- CONvergence (Minneapolis, MN)
July 7-10 -- Thrillerfest (New York, NY)
July 17 -- Murder by the Book (Houston, TX)
July 24 -- Barnes & Noble, Eastern Shore Centre (Spanish Fort, AL)
July 28-31 -- RWA National Conference (Orlando, FL)
August 14 -- Page & Palette (Fairhope, AL)


June 18 -- Paranormal Summer Fest (Tynga's Reviews)
July 1 -- Thrillerfest Promo ( *Note: BookTrib will be giving away 10 copies of BLOOD LAW as part of their Debut Author week!
July 7-8 -- Virtual Launch Party (Bitten By Books)
July 9 -- Guest Blog (Dark Faerie Tales)

Hope to see some of you out there on the road! :)