Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Contest Winners!

Hello, writer friends!! I'm back from a relaxing weekend at the beach. Man, turning twenty-one sure feels great ; ~) Snicker.

SOOO! The winners of my contest to celebrate my Urban Fantasy newsletter are Jennifer Hillier and Deana Barnhart!! Ladies, you get a choice of either a $15.00 Amazon gift card or two urban fantasy new releases (Grave Dance by Kalayna Price and Viper Moon by Lee Roland). I'll email you shortly!

I used to generate the winners of my contest. They use atmospheric noise to generate true randomness (as opposed to pseudo-random algorithms), and that just sounds really cool so I thought I'd share.

And, since atmospheric noise is on my side and you know my contest results are truly random, we can all indulge in a giggle when I share these pics from my trip (atmospheric noise apparently has a sense of humor and great coincidence):
Creep getting a tan in Florida.

Me, not getting a tan (darn Irish blood).

Random sunset pic I took that I'm pretty proud of.

Thanks to everyone who signed up for the newsletter and entered the contest! I hope everyone is enjoying their week. Stay tuned for a joint collaboration between me and Michelle Fayard!


  1. Big congrats to the winners! And haha, I had to laugh at CREEP getting a tan, there. Very amusing. ;o) Except I actually looks whiter than you do!

  2. What beach is that? It's beautiful. And you look pretty tan to me. I am as white as they come.


    Thank you thank you for taking my book to the beach and taking pictures. It looks relaxed and happy! As do you! ;) You're awesome.

    And yay I won! I'm going to reply to your email right now. :)

  4. Love that you took the novel to the beach. Yay for a good book and fun in the sun!

  5. Congratulations, winners!

    I'm especially jealous. Love the beach. Haven't been in years. Growing up in California, you can imagine the withdrawals. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Congrats to the winners. Hope your holiday went well.

  7. I’m so glad you had a great week at the beach, Alexia; what a wonderful way to celebrate your “21st” birthday. :) I know what you mean about the Irish/not tanning thing, but I do turn a beautiful shade of red. Congratulations to the winners, and by the way, I love the new look for the home page of your Web site.


  8. I LOVE the sunset! It so makes me want to take a little writing retreat there.

  9. Hi Alexia! CONGRATS to the winners!


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