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OMG, you guys, I’m so excited to reveal my new cover for My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shapeshifters. As many of you know, this was the first book I EVER got published so it’s very close to my heart. So when my lovely publisher contacted me about giving it a makeover, I couldn’t resist. So I give to you, the new and improved cover:

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BOOK BLURB FOR: My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shapeshifters

Sixteen year old Ima Berry (pronounced I’m a) leads anything but a normal life. For starters, the ridiculous name her eccentric dad gave her is always the opening for a good joke. Not to mention the fact he makes his living as a supernatural investigator, which has them moving around every few months. It’s hard to hang out with new friends when she spends all her time trying to prove the existence of Bigfoot, ghosts, fairies and any other number of paranormal creatures. Unfortunately, the cases always end in disaster. That is until now.

On a whim, Ima’s father decides to move them to Point Hope, Alaska. Here, he plans to investigate the possibility of shifters amongst the Inuit tribes. Ima isn’t thrilled with the move, until she meets an Inuit guy named Carsen. Not only is he hot, but he’s also a star basketball player, and he’s interested in her. Too bad his best friend, Talon, doesn’t like her and takes every opportunity he can to discourage the relationship. Ima has no idea what she’s done to make him mad, but there’s no denying the strange connection between them.

As things grow more serious with Carsen, Ima uncovers a secret about him and some of the residents of Point Hope. A secret that will force her to choose between her father’s already dwindling career and her new found love. And with the knowledge of this secret comes danger…a danger that could cost them their lives.

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Aw, I love it when I check my email and see some awesome reviews for my books!!! The Fairy Godmother Files received a Best Book Rating from LASR

Best Book Rating LASR

Which you can see here: http://www.longandshortreviews.com/book-reviews/the-fairy-godmother-files-cinderella-complex-by-rebekah-l-purdy/#comment-24849

 

And My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator got a 5 out of 5 Star review from Mallory Heart Reviews which you can find here:

http://archiestandwoodsreviewsandwritings.blogspot.com/2013/02/seeking-shapeshifters-by-rebekah-l.html#comment-form

 

 

 

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The Details:

So, you’ve dropped by to participate! YAY! I think we’ve got some pretty sweet prizes going on. Here’s what you need to know:

1. Each day you can earn up to 10 (!) entries. We’re using Rafflecopter, and all you’ll have to do is click this link to get yourself entered:

The Spooktacular Blog Contest: a Rafflecopter giveaway  

2. Somewhere on both Vanessa and Rebekah’s blogs, there’s a hidden photo. You’ll know it when you see it—(hint–it’s a tomb) and it’s pretty sweet. If you can identify what page it’s on and tell us in rafflecopter, you can earn extra entries. You can also gain entries by leaving comments on each blog, following us on twitter etc. Just follow the Rafflecopter directions for ways to earn more entries (and there are a lot of them).

3. The winner will be announced on October 16, 2012, on both blogs.

Pretty simple, right?

The Prizes:

I know this is what you really want to know. So here’s the lineup –

From Rebekah’s Blog:

Prize #1

A signed copy of My Dad’s A Paranormal Investigator

Prize #2

A copy of Anna Dressed in Blood.

From Vanessa’s Blog:

Prize #1

An Assortment of Halloween Chocolates made by Vanessa. They’re a variety of milk, dark, and white/colored chocolates. 🙂

Prize #2

An ebook copy of Slack Tide.

Prize #3

A Halloween-themed journal made by Vanessa.

Get Started!

The first way to earn an entry right now is to leave a comment here about your own personal ghost story (if you have one) or you can tell me about a favorite Halloween movie.

Personally, I think there are things in the world that (as Hamlet would say) “are in our philosophy.” Here’s my freaky story:

When I was in middle school/junior high, my family moved into this really, really old house. I remember our first night there. My sister and I shared a room at the time and it was right across the hall from the attic. At that time, the house had been gutted so there were slats in the wall where you could actually see into the attic. That night, when we tried to fall asleep, we heard footsteps coming from the attic. We totally freaked out. Then, through the slats we saw glowing red eyes peer out at us. Holy CRAP! I was so scared. We screamed for our dad.  He came upstairs, however, he said it must’ve been the taillights from a car. Um—that side of the house didn’t face the street and the attic was so long there’s no way you’d be able to see the lights that high up. To this day, I still don’t know what it was. But we used to hear footsteps in there all the time, until my parents turned it into a family room.

About a year or two later my parents had went into town to the store and left me in charge of my brother and sister. I was doing dishes in the kitchen, when I heard a knock on the side-porch door. I went to answer it, but no one was there. So I thought maybe I was hearing things. Once more, I went back to doing dishes and again, I heard a knock. Thinking someone was messing with me, I whipped open the door and checked outside, but no one was there. As I went inside, and shut the door I caught a reflection in the window of something standing behind me, but when I turned around, there was no one there.

A year after that, right before we moved my mom and I were downstairs doing some housework. My sister was upstairs playing in her room and my brother and dad had gone into town. All of a sudden, we heard my sister scream. She came racing downstairs and told us that someone had turned off her light and touched her leg. At first, my mom and I didn’t believe her. Then we heard footsteps run across the floor upstairs and the sound of a little kid laughing. FREAKIEST THING EVER!!!

What about you?

Once you’ve read through things here, make sure you stop by Vanessa’s blog for more chances to win!

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Hello and HAPPY SEPTEMBER! Well, here we are, back to one of the busiest seasons in the Purdy household (Fall). The kidlets are back to school and sports are once more underway—which means long days and lots of running! But I have to admit, it’s one of my favorite seasons too. There are soccer games to watch, leaves changing colors, football games (go Lions), cooler weather, and overcast skies (which so helps me write—LOL).

Writing has been kind of spotty again (sigh), but mostly because I’m trying to brainstorm and jot down different plot notes for TWP book 2. There are so many small things that I want to make sure I get into the story and not forget. But one of the POVs is getting far more notes than the other one, so I have to go back in and make sure I’m spending as much time with the other character (hehehe—that’ll teach me to write a book w/2 povs).

I’ve had several emails as of late asking me about my other books and whether or not I was planning on writing follow up books/or continuing the series. The answer is YES-ABSOLUTELY!!! All three books that I currently have out with the smaller presses are planned as series. When I sold these particular books, I only signed on for 1 book at a time—so I’m not currently contracted for the other books yet, however, that being said, I do plan on finishing them out. Book 2 for My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator is actually already started, and book 2 for both Staking Shadows and The Fairy Godmother Files are both plotted out, but not written yet. Right now, I’m under contract for The Winter People and the follow up books (as in all 3 have to be written within a certain amount of time). So I’ll have to focus on those first, but once I get those under my belt, I promise to go back and finish up Ima, Sun, and Maggie’s stories. I pretty much know how each series will end, just a matter of sitting down and getting them written.

I want to thank all the people who have emailed me or sent me messages on Facebook regarding my stories—it’s been lovely chatting with you. I’m so glad that you’re enjoying my stories as much as I do!

Oh and if you’re looking for a weekend read you MUST MUST MUST try to pick up Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood. Seriously. This has been one of the best YA books I’ve read this year. It’s kind of like an alternative history having to do with witches—there’s romance, magic, *kissing*, and a FABULOUS story line.  

Hope everyone has a FABBITY FAB FRIDAY/WEEKEND! ((HUGS))

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Okay, so today is FRIDAY!! Can I get a woot-woot? LOL. So glad it’s the weekend (or almost weekend–still have to get through several more hours at work).

Today I’m sharing a short snippet of The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex on the Astraea Press blog! So stop by and say hi.

Also, Astraea Press is having kind of a summer blow out sale for their ebooks. Both The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex and My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shifters are only .99 for the ebook on these sites (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Amazon UK So if you’re looking for a fun/summer read, definitely scoop ’em up!

I also got the go ahead for book 2 of Winter People (woot-woot). So excited. My lovely friend/crit partner (Kelbian) is going to be working with me on a booktrailer for TWP book 1. Totally excited.

Well, only 2 more weeks until vacay–SO can’t wait. Like you guys have NO idea how ready I am to just have 2 weeks of relaxing!

Hope you all have a FAB WEEKEND!

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First of all I wanted to share another lovely review I got on The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex (my readers are seriously awesome and lovely and perfect).  So if you get a chance stop over and check it out at Scribblesonthebackofjanuary.

Secondly, it’s FRIDAY and I’m totally bored (LOL). So, I’m going to have a little giveaway. The prize? All 3 of my books (in ebook format/PDF) for The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex, Staking Shadows, and My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shapeshifters plus 2 signed bookmarks and a  trading card.

All you have to do is leave a comment (make sure to include your email address so I can let you know if you’ve won). Simple as that. I’ll pick the winner at 5:00 pm EST today, May 25, 2012 (see you don’t even have a long wait). That’ll give you something to read over the weekend.

And if you do win and read the book feel free to leave a review on any of your favorite book sites (good or bad–smiles).

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My publisher just let me know that my book: My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shapeshifters is up for “sizzling read of the month”. SWEEEEEEEEET!

So if you’d like to vote for me (and for Ima/Talon/Keetah, Carson, and Matt) head on over to Sizzling Hot Book Reviews

Oh and for those of you who’ve been asking, I’m doing research on book 2 as we speak!

Thanks everyone! ((HUGS))

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Will you look at that? It’s FRIDAY! SWEEEEEET Friday. As you can tell, I’m ready for the weekend. Been a crazy busy week (aren’t they always—LOL).

This weekend basketball season is finishing up for my daughter. She’s had an AWESOME season. Last game they beat one of the hardest teams in the league and she had 16 points and several steals. Also this week, my youngest had to get glasses (gets that from his dad—hehehe). And the three youngest all made honor roll at school (oh yeah).

On the writing front, all is quiet. Actually, next week I’ll be diving into my next two stories. One is a YA Fantasy, which I will call TP (I promise that’s NOT short for toilet paper—snickers) and the other is a YA Paranormal Romance (book 2 to My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator). I’m VERY eager to get back to it. I haven’t written anything in FOREVER. My creative mind is bursting.

I finished reading Passion by Lauren Kate. It was pretty good. Liked seeing the different versions of Daniel/Luce through history. Can’t wait to read the last book. I’m actually reading my own book: My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shapeshifters right now to get myself back into the storyline/characters to write the 2nd one. It’s kind of strange reading the paperback (LOL).

Oh, and I ordered trading cards/bookmarks for The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella complex. I already got the trading cards in and they turned out really nice. I got the bookmarks designed and I think they’re so cute. So can’t wait to unleash them on the world (stay tuned because in the next couple of months I’ll be giving away some loot).

OMG, did you guys see The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle last night? TVD was AWESOME. I can’t really talk about it yet because some of my friends haven’t watched the episode yet and told me not to tell them what happened (hehehe). But I will say Mr. Damon Salvatore (Ian) looks mighty fine in a tux. I have to watch The Secret Circle tonight as I was designing bookmarks with my sister last night and had to DVR it. But the previews looked SO good.

Now, I’m in count down mode for The Hunger Games Movie. I’m SO VERY FREAKING EXCITED for it.

And I have to give a HUGE shout out to my crit partner Vanessa who landed herself a literary agent this last week! So proud of her!!!

I hope everyone has a GREAT WEEKEND! I plan to watch basketball, catch up on tv shows and just chill. Plus it’ll be snowy and I don’t want to go anywhere (hehehe).

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It has been a quite the week (geesh). Between snow storms and craziness at the day job (ahh), I’m so ready for the weekend. There’s another round of snow coming in this afternoon/tonight so it’ll be another lovely commute home.

Tomorrow (weather pending) we’ll have my daughter’s basketball game. So hoping it’s a good one. Last week was a little rough as 2 girls got injured, 1 girl was sick and didn’t show, and another dropped off the team. So yeah, they were a little short. Erin had all but one of the baskets for the team (woohoo). She was amazing on defense (lots of steals), but yeah, they lost by 6 points.

And ZOMG, Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle were flipping AWESOME last night. Seriously LOVING these shows. Thursday is like my favorite TV night (well, I also like Wednesday (Ghost Hunters) and Sunday (Once Upon a Time) too-hehe). Hmmm…on the VD front methinks Stefan might be starting to show signs of caring for Elena again (much to my dismay—LOL). I so LOVE Damon and want him and Elena to be together. And I’m trying to figure out what’s going on with Alaric and the Dr. There’s something up with her. So don’t trust her. Definitely some interesting turn of events (Bonnie’s mom). HOLY CRAP, I didn’t see the Elijah thing coming, great plot twist.  So much going on. Can’t wait until next week.

Oh, and on the Secret Circle, I love me some Jake. He and Cassie have a GREAT connection. I’m anxious to see how it’s played out. And I can’t wait to see more on Cassie’s dad. And of course, I know there will be some major craziness coming especially if Faye gets hooked on this drug. I really liked seeing a little bit of the past and seeing that softer side to Jake last night. Still like Adam, but want to see Cassie and Jake have a moment or two. I’m wondering how long Diana will stick with “just being friends” with Adam. I have a feeling they’ll hook back up for a little bit. Still hoping they have Adam go look for the Master Tools. But we’ll see.

My TBR pile is still humongous. I’m almost finished reading Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris. I’m really liking it so far. After that, I’ll read Passion by Lauren Kate (which I bought last October for my birthday). Yeah, as you can tell my TBR pile hasn’t been touched much lately (LOL). And with Valentine’s Day coming up, I hope my hubby gets me a gift card for books (or a bouquet of books would be kind of flipping awesome).

Have some crazy stuff going on regarding the writing front. Still waiting to hear back on some stuff (eek). I’m leaning toward writing two books at once. I want to get book 2 for My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator written. I’ve got some research I need to do on it, but I’m hoping to get that underway soon. I also want to work on another book that I have some great ideas for (YA Fantasy). But that’s going to be more of rewrite/overhaul than anything.

Also, have to give props to my girls over at YAFF (Traci, Min, Pen, Vanessa, Jenn, Barb, Rachel, and Kelbian) and also my Non-YAFF writing friends (Angie and Lee) this week for your lovely emails/PM’s etc. You’ve totally been dolls.

I hope everyone has a FABULOUS weekend. Try and stay warm!!!!

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Hey everyone, I’m guest blogging at Brea Essex’s blog today about our family tradition of cutting down our Christmas tree.  And there’s a chance to win an ecopy of My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator!

So stop in and say hi!!!

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