Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Touch of Greek - Top Pick 2010

My Greek God romance A TOUCH OF GREEK received the 2010 Top Pick award in Erotic Paranormal Romance from Bitten by Paranormal Romance:

Click on the Ribbon to read Laurie's post.
Thanks Laurie!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Scorcher Award for Venice Vampyr!

You guys are not going to believe this, but Laurie from Bitten by Paranormal Romance has just given Venice Vampyr the first ever Scorcher Award!


Check out her review: Bitten by Paranormal Romance

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Win a Nook Color!

Didn't get what you wanted for Christmas? Here's another chance!

As a little post-Christmas treat, Tina Folsom is raffling off a brand-new Color Nook (retail price: $249) to one reader.

Here are the rules:

  • MANDATORY (no purchase necessary): For one entry into the contest, please answer the following 3 questions from Tina Folsom's vampire series Scanguards Vampires:
    1. What's the name of the shrink Samson sees at the beginning of Samson's Lovely Mortal?
    2. Who calls Amaury on his cell phone to summon him to a crisis meeting in Amaury's Hellion?
    3. Why is the entry to Maya's apartment building dark when she comes home in the middle of the night in Gabriel's Mate?
Answers to these three questions can be found in the free samples available on Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com and/or the Audio Excerpt of Gabriel's Mate on Tina's Website. No purchase is necessary to find the answers to the three mandatory questions.
  • OPTIONAL: You can earn extra entries by answering as many of the bonus questions as you like. Get 3 extra entries for each bonus question you answer correctly (max. 9 additional entries):
    1. In Samson's Lovely Mortal:   What does Carl find in Delilah's luggage?
    2. In Amaury's Hellion: Who does Amaury visit in the hospital?
    3. In Gabriel's Mate: Where do Gabriel and Maya find shelter when they are chased by the villain? 
  • Answers to the optional questions can be found in later chapters of the books, not the free sections.
More rules:

  • Email your answers to authortinafolsom (at) gmail (dot) com. Please use a valid email address so Tina can contact you if you win. Do not post your answers on Tina's blog, Facebook, or Twitter. Only emails to the above email address constitute valid entries. Please put "Win a Nook" in the subject line of your email.
  • Contest open only to US Residents.
  • Winner will be selected using random.org
  • Winner will provide Tina Folsom with her/his name and a US mailing address.
  • Winner agrees to her/his name being announced on Tina's blog and Facebook page. Email address and/or mailing address will not be published.
  • Contest runs through January 24, 2011 9pm PST. All emails containing the 3 correct answers to the mandatory questions received by that time will be entered in the draw. All emails containing correct answers to the bonus questions will receive an additional 3 entries per correct bonus answer. A total number of 10 entries per person are possible.
  • Contest void where prohibited by law.
  • Tina Folsom reserves the right to disqualify entrants who disclose the answers to the contest questions on any social networking sites, blogs, or other websites.
  • Permission granted to re-post this contest on blogs and social networking sites. Please link back to this post.

How will the draw take place?
Each entrant will receive an email from Tina with their entry number(s). To keep everything fair, the winning entry number will be drawn by a professional in the romance novel industry (TBA), who will have no access to the names and email addresses of the entrants.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Venice Vampyr: Final Affair soon to be released

I will soon be releasing the second installment in my novella series Venice Vampyr. The first book "Venice Vampyr" was released on December 13.

The second novella will follow the story of Dante, Raphael's brother. And here's the cover:

A Touch of Greek - 5 star review

Check out this great review by Michelle from Indie Paranormal Book Reviews. She gave A Touch of Greek, my sexy new Greek God series 5 stars.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Among the Muses

It's always a nice surprise to be mentioned in the same breath as some of the great paranormal romance authors. Check out  
to find out more.

Happy Winter Solstice everyone!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Interview & Giveaway on Love to Read for Fun

I'm being interviewed over at Love to Read for Fun. There'll also be a giveaway of Amaury's Hellion. So stop by.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Venice Vampyr - now available

My latest release - a 31,000 word historical erotic vampire novella - Venice Vampyr is now available for purchase at:


I'm still working on the upload to Allromanceebooks.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gabriel's Mate in Paperback

Gabriel's Mate is now available in paperback at Amazon.com only.

Price $8.99
278 sizzling hot pages

Venice Vampyr - Christmas Giveaway - Winners

All readers who entered via the comments section or who emailed me by Monday Dec 13 at 7pm PST have won a free Kindle copy of Venice Vampyr!

You will receive your free copy within the next 24 hours. Please make sure to check your email spam folders - the email will come from Amazon.com.

Thanks to all for entering!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Venice Vampyr - Book Trailer

Please enjoy the book trailer for Venice Vampyr, a historical erotic vampire novella which will be released on December 15, 2010. If you haven't entered the giveaway for this e-book yet, please do it now. You still have until Monday at 7pm PST.



Friday, December 10, 2010

Audio Excerpt of Gabriel's Mate (Scanguards Vampires #3)

Please enjoy an audio excerpt of Gabriel's Mate read by me.

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Venice Vampyr - giveaway and release date

Venice Vampyr will be released on December 15, 2010.

The current giveaway in relation to Venice Vampyr will close on Monday, December 13 at 7pm PST. Please enter now if you want to win one of the 30 free Kindle copies of this erotic novella.


So far I have 23 eligible entries.

Review for Gabriel's Mate

Laurie from Bitten by Paranormal Romance has reviewed Gabriel's Mate (Scanguards Vampires #3), and she gave it her Top Bite Award.


To read the entire review, head over to her blog:


I will be guest blogging there on December 15, and there will be a giveaway of autographed paperbacks of the first three books in the Scanguards Vampires series. Mark your calendars.

Review for A Touch of Greek

Many thanks to Nikki for her great review of A Touch of Greek, Book 1 in the Out of Olympus series about a group of mischievous Greek Gods.

To read the full review:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Audio Excerpt of Venice Vampyr

Please enjoy an excerpt of my upcoming novella Venice Vampyr read by me. Yes, I have an accent - nobody's perfect. Maybe you can guess where the accent comes from.


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Venice Vampyr will be released as an e-book soon.

Since this is the first time I've produced an audio file, any feedback is appreciated.

Giveaway in connection with Chosen by Blood by Virna DePaul

Talented debut author Virna DePaul whose first Paraops Novel "Chosen by Blood" will be released in May 2011 by Berkley Publishing and I have decided on a little giveaway.

By the way, don't you guys just love the cover?


If you pre-order her book by January 1, 2011 and email me your proof of purchase, I will send you a free e-copy of one of my following books (please specify ePub, Kindle, or pdf in your email):

  • Samson's Lovely Mortal
  • A Touch of Greek
  • Naked Shorts (Anthology)

More details about the giveaway are on Virna's Website.My email address is: authortinafolsom at gmail dot com.

And here's a little bit more about her debut novel, which I was privileged to read a short while ago, and loved:

Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and otherborn— humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA—still struggle for peace. To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a Para-Ops team with a unique set of skills.

Leader of an Otherborn clan, half-breed vampire Knox Devereaux would do anything to find a cure for the anti-vamp vaccine slowly starving his people into extinction. When the FBI contacts him about leading a team of hand-selected Others on a mission to reclaim the stolen antidote, Knox accepts. His new assignment places him in direct contact with Special Agent Felicia Locke, the beautiful human he’s craved since their very first meeting.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Enter anyway

Dear readers,
there seems to be a problem with showing my followers and for new followers to join. Until this is fixed, feel free to enter my
without becoming a follower of this blog. Just come back at a later point and follow me then.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New Release: Gabriel's Mate

Gabriel's Mate, Book #3 in the Scanguards Vampires series, is already available on Barnes and Noble. Here's the buy link:




Other purchasing links:



More Winners announced!

I ran a contest for two readers to win a free e-copy of Gabriel's Mate (Scanguards Vampires #3). The readers had to leave a customer review for either Samson's Lovely Mortal or Amaury's Hellion on Amazon.com and email me their contact information by end of day December 1 (which is my Dad's birthday).

I'm in a pre-Christmas spirit and have decided to increase the number of winners from 2 to 16. The following readers have won a free e-copy (they are listed by their Amazon reviewer name):

Lunataina
C. Jennings"MatchBox20fan"
Gadget Geek Avid Gardner
Laura Gadbois
esm4
Julie Safford
RodeoQueen
Buch Liebende Mutter
Gecko93
Vampmommy 1979
dragongirl1978
vampire lover
Tricia.O
M. Whitmore "lovetoreadforfun"
Aaron Sweet
lovinthosevampirebooks

All winners will be contacted shortly by email so they can let me know what e-format they prefer for their free book. The following formats will be available: Kindle/mobi, ePub or pdf and the e-copies will be ready to be emailed out by Friday.

Thanks to all participants and reviewers for supporting my writing!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Winner announced

The winner of a free e-copy of Gabriel's Mate, Book 3 in the Scanguards Vampires series, is:

Camilla from Copenhagen

She left her vote for the cover on Goodreads where my blog is cross-posted. The winner will be contacted shortly.

Thanks to all of you for your help in selecting a cover.

Title Change

I know I'm probably confusing you all, but after long discussions with my critique partner this afternoon, I've decided to change the title for Book #3 of Scanguards Vampires. It will be:

Gabriel's Mate
(Scanguards Vampires #3)

During the entire time while I was writing this novel, I was going back and forth between different titles. Normally when I write, I know the title at the very beginning and I generally stick to it. Somehow it was different with Gabriel's story. Nevertheless, I hope you all like this title.
Release date is Friday, December 3rd.