Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Moonstruck by Susan Grant - Contest

The contest giveaway this week is Susan Grant’s book Moonstruck

I had the pleasure of meeting Susan this year at RWA Nationals. Okay, so we both got on the same elevator. I was on my down to the RWA check in area to drop off the proxy votes and Susan (I must confess, I didn’t recognize her) ask me if I knew where the place was. Yes, I tell her, in fact I’m on my way there now.

On our way down the escalator and then corridor we talked about San Fran and how this seemed like it would be a great conference. The conversation turned to writing (it always does when you’re with writers). I introduced myself and asked her what genre she wrote. She told me and then introduced herself but said I write under Susan Grant.

Yes, some of you have guessed what happened next. You see I’m not a star struck type of girl, but I love her books and here we where talking like, well…I don’t know, like we were in the same place with our writing. So not the case.

At that point I stopped dead in my tracks, stuck out my hand, and simply said, “It is a pleasure to meet you. Your books are amazing and your world building is great.” She smiled and told me thank you and I’d made her very hectic day better.

Imagine that. Me, the unpubbed had made her day better.

Now for the good stuff, what you’ve been reading this far to find out about. Here’s the backcover blurb:


And Coalition starship admiral Brit Bandar is one tough woman. A mere intergalactic treaty could never get her to trust the Drakken Horde. There was too much bad blood between the Coalition and the Horde and, for intensely personal reasons, Brit wasn’t sure that she was through spilling it! But now a peaceful accord has made Finn Rorkken, a notorious Drakken rogue, second-in command on her starship – and through some grand cosmic irony – front and center in her thoughts…and her heart.


Either title sat easily on Finn’s battle-hardened shoulders. Though second-in-command to “Stone-Heart” Bandar? That would take some getting used to. Peace required as much sacrifice as war, so he’d comply even if his reaction to the gorgeous admiral fell decidedly outside protocol. But would he end up kissing or killing her if the galaxy’s tentative truce turned into all out war?

And for the click here for the excerpt.

If you’ve not read Susan Grant’s books, you’re in for a treat and you’ll be forever hooked. Her world building is terrific and from the beginning of page one to ending, you’re thrust deep within the story.

You know the drill and just in case there’s someone new to the blog who doesn’t, leave your comments all week to be entered into the drawing. On Friday afternoon, someone will be randomly drawn as the winner.

Writing Wishes and Plotting Dreams,


Susan Grant said...

Wow, Vicki, thanks! There you go, making my day again. :) I loved your retelling of that fun story. It really DID make my day. Your praise meant a lot. Thanks for running a contest for the book. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help. Thanks again for your amazing words!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Awesome story about how you met Susan Grant!

Man, where in the world do you get your luck? I'd like some of that! Is there a special store I need to hit or what?

I've heard a lot about her books but haven't read one yet, so I'm going to try to win it ... I'll be back everyday to visit!

Hugs Hawk

Barbara said...

I love Susan Grant's books. I actually just got a copy of Moonstruck, so you don't need to enter me in the contest, but I just had to comment on how much I enjoy her writing.

Eunice said...

So far I've only read Once a Pirate, and loved it. Sign me up!

Jill James said...

Sad to say, I haven't read any Susan Grant...but that is about to change since I'm going to BN tonight and see what I can find.

Jace said...

I'm not entering the contest because I've read the book already ... it was fantastic! Can't wait for the 2nd book. I just want to tell you that I've blogged about this giveaway here. :-)

Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of her books yet and I want a treat. So please enter me too (if it is international), else I will hunt down one of her books this weekend for sure.

Danielle said...

That is so great how you met Susan Grant! Sign me up! I love her books!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

OMG - reading all those other comments tells me if I don't win this book I need to go out and buy it - so be it. Next time at BN it's on my list for a buy! As well as her other books...love the title Moonstruck - I have to get that one!

But I still want to be entered into the contest - so drop my name in!


CrystalGB said...

Sounds like a great book. :)

Janicu said...

Came here via Jacescribbles. She's always posting Susan Grant reviews and I think I need to read one of those books! So I throw my name into the hat.

donnas said...

Great story and sounds like a great book.

Liza said...

Sounds really great. I've not read any of Susan't books yet, so please throw my name in the hat.

Vicki said...

Hi Susan, thanks for stopping by and I love all of your books!

Hawk, time spent at nationals and talking to writers. Our jobs are normally spent alone with the computer and the voices in our heads, so much like a parent with preschool children, when we get out, we talk. :) Just wait till M&M, you'll see.

Vicki said...

Hi Barbara, so glad you came by and me too, Susan's books are awesome.

eunice, you're signed up and thanks for stopping, hope to see you again.

Jill, You're going to love them!!!

Vicki said...

Jace, major thanks for putting it on your site as well. :) You've got a great blog.

violetcrush, You're entered. I've not had an international one before but hey, Susan's books and having a new reader find her is what this is all about.

danielle, I know, it was really great to meet her.

Karin said...

I'm new to Susan's books, and haven't yet had a chance to get this one. I'm definitely looking forward to reading it.

ArkieRN said...

I really like her books. Count me in, please.

Minna said...

Count me in! :)

kimmyl said...

I love Susan Grant's books. I think it is so great how you met Susan Grant! I would love to be entered into the contest.

Angie Fox said...

I LOVED that book. It was the first I'd read by Susan Grant and believe me, I'll be buying more.


Anne-Marie said...

How awesome to have gotten to meet, know, OMG...Susan Grant!!! Please tell me she gave you some of her magic fairy dust to share with your unpubbed writing friends. lol

Susan, Vicki always makes a lot of our days. She our ray of sunshine. I can't wait to read you book.

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Never had the chance to read your books. I may have to remedy that right quick!

Pam P said...

I love Susan's writing, have just about all her books. First discovered her reading the Star Queen in The Only One Anthology, and became a fan after reading the rest of the Star series.

Karen said...

I absolutely love Susan's work. They all hit my Keeper Shelf and I, too, would have been awestruck meeting her in an elevator. I may not write "paranormal" but I admire her writing skill. You're right. Her world building is exceptional, her heroes divine...and her heroines sort of deserve them...if I can't have them! :)

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Hey again - just visiting - needed a break and wanted to see what was up. You always have something interesting on your blog.

And I can't wait for the M&M! I'm ready to learn - my eyes are wide open, me ear are perked and my nose is sniffing for info'!

Hugs Sweetie!