let the countdown begin!

Yes, it’s true!  Only one short week left until you can get your hands on a copy of THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Ooooh, I’m so excited, I can hardly stand it. (Much like The Night Before Christmas, if you must know. :present: )

I’ve also got three pieces of fun information to share today:

Marilyn Monroe number 1 Pictures, Images and Photos First, I am guest blogging today at our own Darling Jessica‘s website, Smile, Feel Good, Pass it On.

She luuurved her ARC of THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS so much that she’s invited me over to pimp the book.  And not just for today.  Oh, no…this girl knows how to throw a party. :party:   First, she teased her visitors with this string of garlic.  Then she decided to let me take over her little corner of cyberspace for not one day, but three!

That’s right, Darling Jessica will be breaking up my very fun interview into two parts—Monday & Tuesday—then announcing the winner of the giveaway & pimping BITE even harder on Wednesday.

And what, you may be wondering, will I be giving away?  Why, an ARC of THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, of course. :vampire:  Yes, another one.  I’ve only got a few left, but I couldn’t think of a better opportunity to share a sneak peek of this book I am so very excited about.

Marilyn Monroe number 2 Pictures, Images and PhotosSpeaking of ARCs for THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, it’s time to announce the winner of last week’s Free Book Friday!

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Christy H.!!!

Congratulations, Christy!  Thanks for dropping in for our first ever Free Book Friday.  And I hope you’re still hanging around to collect your prize.  Please contact me with your name & mailing address & I’ll get your ARC of THE BITE BEFORE CHRSTMAS—along with a handful of other fun goodies—out to you as soon as I can.

Marilyn Monroe number 3 Pictures, Images and PhotosLast but not least, you may have noticed that we have gravatars now in the comment section of The Dungeon.  In case you aren’t familiar with what a gravatar is, it’s those little pics beside each person’s name when they leave a comment on the blog.  Mine is the cover of BITE, others sometimes use graphics of their own choice, & if you aren’t set up with a gravatar of your choice, then it will show up as one of those funny faces.

I started to realize that maybe not everybody knows how to get one, though.  So if you’ve been wondering & wanting a personalized gravatar of your very own, I thought I’d tell you how.  It’s really easy. :yes:

First, simply go to Gravatar.com.  There will be a button that says “Get Your Gravatar today!”  Click on that & open an account with them.  Take note:  Whatever e-mail address you use to set up this account will forever (or at least until you change it LOL) be connected to the graphic you pick as your gravatar, so be sure it’s the address you’ll be using when you blog.

And it helps if you have a gravatar picked out already, too.  You can find these at Photobucket.com or use a personal photograph or whatever.  Just make sure you have the picture/graphic saved on your computer because that’s where Gravatar will ask you to browse when you’re choosing.

Follow Gravatar’s instructions (which are pretty easy) & add the photo/graphic of your choice.  Voila! You’re done.  Now, whenever you leave a comment at a website that asks for your e-mail address & allows gravatars, that’s the pic that will show up.

And not to worry; you can change your gravatar anytime you like.  Just log back into Gravatar & set up a new one.  You can also, if you’d like, open more than one account so you can have a certain gravatar for some of your posts & another for others.  I did this for myself & Mistress Heidi, & Darling Laura did it so she could have her pimp hat just for playing here in The Dungeon.

Good luck, have fun, & hopefully we’ll see a few more personalized gravatars vying for attention here soon. :beauty:


28 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Laura J. says:

    Let’s see if my gravatar is working properly now.

  2. Laura J. says:

    How about now?

  3. Laura J. says:


  4. Heidi says:

    LOL I feel your frustration, Laura. Are you using your Street Team addy? I think that’s the one you told me you set up with the pimp hat.

  5. Laura J. says:

    I’m not sure. I think it might be fixed.
    **crossing fingers and toes**

  6. Heidi says:

    Btw, I would really love it if everyone took a moment to drop by this site today: http://riskyregencies.blogspot.com/2010/09/liz-carlyle-and-her-bff.html Guest Liz Carlyle & her publisher, Avon Books, are raising money for Cat Angels based on comments posted. The kittehs & I both thank you. :cat2:

  7. Laura J. says:

    Weird—it changed it on all the other posts, but not on the reply!

    Yep, this is definitely Hollie’s fault!!

    I’ve stopped by and left my comment. That is so cool that Avon and Liz are doing this.

    • Heidi says:

      Thanks, Laura. Such a great idea…I wish I could talk one of my publishers into doing something like this, but I don’t think I’m “there” yet. One day… :rainbow:

  8. Laura J. says:

    Really Gravatar? Quit messing with me!!!!!

    • Heidi says:

      Okay, I don’t know what you’re seeing on your end, Laura, but I’m seeing Pimp Hat. Purple w/ white feather. Oh, yeah, it’s Huggy Bear all right.

      • Laura J says:

        It’s weird. I changed my address to the street team one and I got the “monster” face but all my other posts switched to the pimp hat.

        Yep, definitely the work of Hollie. I would send in the A team to take care of her, but she would probably just keep MY boyfriend. (since she’s not here yet I can pick on her!)

  9. Laura J says:

    My PIMP HAT is BACK!!!!!

  10. Dee says:

    OMG I am finally home…had a crap day.

    Ooooh Gravatar huh??? Hmmmm.

  11. Dee says:

    Let’s see if this works…

  12. Dee says:

    this better work now…

    • Heidi says:

      Sorry you had a rough day, Dee. 🙁 Hope it wasn’t because of the interview. How’d that go?

      And I’m seeing gravatar for you…looks like a hot blondie from this angle. 😎

      • Dee says:

        Well, it’s been postponed. The guy called in sick…five minutes before we were supposed to meet. But the rough part was after the interview. The freaky part was before. I’ll start with the freaky part….I took the subway from Grand Central Station to Fulton Street. I get off the train and am being followed. The guy appeared normal, but then he taps me on the shoulder and in the creepiest voice ever says “I want to get to knoooow you.” I’m wondering if I have “Freaks welcome” stamped on my forehead. He asks me out to lunch but I tell him I have an appointment. He then asks me to repeat myself and I say “I’m meeting my boyfriend. Sorry”. [Yes, I lied but the guy was creeping me out] So he follows me until the turnstiles and as I’m heading to the stairs yells “But can I get your number??” That should have been the first clue…

        The highlight of my day was heading to Borders after finding out I’ll have the interview another day. Then I take the subway back to grand central, had a small lunch and got on my train. Apparently, just as I was running to the train, a fire happened underneath the bridge of the Metro North train tracks. So all trains in and out of Grand central were postponed. I was stranded until my dad came and got me. They were scheduled to be affected through the evening rush but actually started up at 2:45.

        As yes my Gravatar. He’s my version of Dwayne. He may not be muscled bound but my muse [and I] can’t get enough of seeing him. He’s injured but I had NOTHING to do with that.

        • Heidi says:

          Oh, Dee, definitely creepy. I hate that sort of thing…it’s like having a spider of tick touch you…you’re creeped out & itch for HOURS afterwards. Thank God you were able to shake him off. :fighterf:

          And at least the interview didn’t got badly. 😀

  13. Hollie says:

    OMG!! :shout: i just get here….and I get the blame for Laura’s misfortune!!!WTH!!
    and your boyfriend is already here babycakes….he’d say hi but…you know…..it still pirate day here and his plank is being “walked” !!! :pirate:

  14. Hollie says:

    and i think i changed my gravatar…..

  15. Hollie says:

    nope…Thanks Laura!!! :-X

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