Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Renfield Syndrome releases! + quickie contest

Hey! Happy release day to J.A. Saare, for her fabulous The Renfield Syndrome. 
Book #2, out today!!!

The Renfield Syndrome (book #2 of Rhiannon's Law Series) is a total urban fantasy feast of unpredictable action and sassy fun, plus an inspired time travel aspect that I just loved. I savored every bite of its hot and twisty deliciousness. I also enjoyed its fun, high-energy, nearly stream-of-consciousness narration.

If you’re on twitter, you’re probably sick of hearing about how awesome the book is. (I wrote a blurb for it. It’s such a joy to blurb a book you feel strongly about! Plus, you get to read it before everyone else and rub your hands and feel smug and snickery.)

The Renfield publisher blurb: 
Vampires, and werewolves, and demons, oh my.
Rhiannon thought facing off against a deranged child vampire was the most dangerous task she would ever have to undertake, but she's about to discover making a deal with a demon is far, far worse. Sent forward into another reality, one in which vampires are now dominating nearly extinct humans, she realizes the sooner she returns to her vampire lover, Disco, the better.
Unfortunately, time changes a lot of things, including those most trusted around her. When she's faced with a loss and betrayal unlike any she has ever known, her focus shifts from severing the debt between the demon that wants to kill her, to exacting a revenge that will bring forth consequences she never could have fathomed. By reaching out to the darkness lingering within her, she'll find the strength to push forward despite the circumstances that would see her dead and buried. 
After all, when it's all said and done, all that she has left to lose is her soul.
This is book #1, and
you can win it here.
 My own blurb, totally honest, too!
"Yow! I loved the new places this book took me, and the inspired twists along the way . . . The Renfield Syndrome roars with fun, danger, and sexy intrigue."

Dead, Undead or Somewhere in Between is book #1. 

Wait, what? 
You haven’t started the series yet? There is still time to catch up. 

Which brings me to my CONTEST! If you’re wishing you’d started the series now that The Renfield Syndrome is out, there’s still time! It’s only book #2! And I’ll help you out.  

I’ll give one random commenter book #1, so you can be all caught up and get yourself some Renfield goodness.

An interesting side note: when I was poking around to find an image of the book cover, I went to Barnes & Noble.

The book isn't up yet there, but look at the thing I found - on the lower left hand side, is a little link to something about a real life Renfield Syndrome. I clicked it excitedly. I was like, really? Who would name a syndrome the Renfield Syndrome? 

I was like, is there really a Renfield Syndrome? 
Yeah, apparently not. As you can see, I rarely click on sponsored links. See below  

 Uh, I was kind of excited. Don't you hate that? But, cheer up, because there is still my awesome get-caught-up-with-the-series contest! 


  • Comment if you want a chance to win Book #1: Dead, Undead or Somewhere in Between
  • Make sure I can find your email addy from clicking your name, or just leave it. 
  • International okay! 
  • Contest closes on Friday when I sit down with my morning tea and vittles. 

More about The Renfield Syndrome, and ordering links here!

Update: CONTEST CLOSED: Winner is Anna! #8! Congrats, Anna. I'm emailing you. 


Dottie (Tink's Place) said...

Hi Carolyn!

Looks great, and a new author for me! Can't wait to try!

Thanks for sharing and for the contest!

Dottie :)

Calliope said...

Oooh - I love it when the contest is for the OTHER books in a series - new is good, but sometimes a helping hand with catch-up is even better!


rissatoo said...

Yes, it *is* all over twitter today! ...which has me kicking myself, since I hadn't got the first book. Thanks for the chance to rectify my mistake!

rissatoo ATgmail DOTcom

Anonymous said...

HELP!!!! Need new reading material ASAP! Heard this is fabulous!!!! Thx!


Bastard said...

Melissa from "My World... in words and pages" must be sick and tired of recommending this series to me, so here's a good opportunity for me to check it out. I hope I win. You should be able to get my email address by clicking on my profile.

maureen said...

love finding new author's

blackroze37 AT yahoo.com said...

looks good!

Anna said...

The Renfield Syndrome has been popping up on Goodreads. Good reviews too! Sounds like I aught to give this series a try whether I win or not. ;o)


JoAnna said...

I haven't read this series and I would love to.

beckerjo at verizon dot net

donnas said...

Thanks for the chance!!

I have really been wanting to read the first one but havent been able to get it yet.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, I do agree that it would be very cool :D

And yes I am in, I keep seeing and wanting her books
blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

And I do listen :)

Tez Miller said...

If it's on Wikipedia, it's got to be real, right? ;-) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinical_vampirism

Sullivan McPig said...

If you say it's awesome it must be awesome, so enter me in the giveaway please!

(email in my profile)

~evening-green~ said...

there's been some noise on twitter about the second book's release, I haven't read book one yet so thanks for the chance to win!

eveningreen AT gmail DOT com

Pennsylvania Book Chick said...

I've heard a TON about this series on GR and Twitter. Thanks for doing the giveaway!


Mel said...

Vampires and time travel? Two of my favourite things in book two, so will have to read book one somehow!! Count me in!


nix said...

Oooh I'm in!! I wanted to read these book when I started seeing the reviews for book two.

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Scorchingrevs AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to read it - Renfield is so deliciously creepy, but I hate to start in the middle of a series.

erin.elizabeth.harper at gmail.com

Diana said...

This series has an amazing story! Thanks for the giveaway.

artgiote at gmail dot com

tetewa said...

This would be a new series for me! tWarner419@aol.com

Pamela {Spaz} said...

Hi Carolyn!! Don't include me in the contest because I own both books now, but I wanted to say YAYY!!! THANK YOU for giving away the FIRST book. I kinda wanna do that, too. The Renfield Syndrome is so dang good, that I want to give away the FIRST book to get more people in to the series! Anyway, thanks!!

Breanne M. said...

oooh, I would love to win this. Even if I don't, this is definitely a series I will be adding to the TBR list. Thanks for the contest!


kylie said...

wow, definitely a head spinner of a title. you got me, i want in :)


Caitlin said...

Sounds like a fantastic read. Wouldn't mind adding it to my TBR pile. :)


Mandy said...

Would love to win! Thanks!
mignonne70 at hotmail dot come

Anna said...

Woot! My first win ever! Thank you!

I responded to your email.