Dollmaker Contest – CLOSED


They can be cute and cuddle playmates for children. They can also be evil creatures intent on eating your soul. They can be beautiful pieces of art. They can also be the stuff of nightmares.

But for the Dollmaker in BLOOD SECRETS, they are… special…

Chances are good that you’ve encountered dolls somewhere in your lifetime. Either you’ve enjoyed their company or you’ve run screaming in terror. I would be the latter if the doll in question is a clown. I used to think clowns were great. Then I saw Poltergeist. Nuh uh. No, thank you. And then, because I just can’t leave well enough alone, I read Stephen King’s IT…and saw the movie adaptation. Pennywise…Tim Curry… Yeah, that ended my relationship with clowns and clown dolls. Nope. Not interested. Beat it, Bozo.

So now I want to hear your best — and it can either be happy or creepy or somewhere in between — doll-centric memory or story. It doesn’t have to be long, just a few lines. Whatever you’re comfortable telling.

Here are the rules:

1. Leave your stories in the comments section for this post.

2. Contest will run until midnight (CT) July 11, 2011. Winner will be announced July 12, 2011.

3. One entry per person.

4. THREE winners chosen at random will receive signed copies of BLOOD SECRETS.

5. Contest is open to international readers.

There you have it, folks. Have fun.

Cover Art Poster Contest now closed!

Thanks to all who commented on the BLOOD LAW & BLOOD SECRETS Cover Art Contest! Winner will be announced in the morning — June 28, 2011 — so be sure to check back.

- Jeannie


We have a winner!

Excluding my two posts in the comments section, there were a total of 23 entries. Thanks to, we have a winner:

Poster #15 — Raven!!


Winner has been notified via email. Thanks to all who entered.

Don’t forget to check out the list of current giveaways and interviews for more chances to win. Also, check out the Crimson Swan Shot Glass contest…and check back here later today for more fun!


Crimson Swan Shot Glass Contest – CLOSED

This contest is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Winner will be announced soon.

- Jeannie


I’m hearing scattered reports of wild BLOOD SECRETS sightings. If you see it on a shelf, snag a pic & email to pics AT jkholmes DOT com. Entries may also be submitted via Twitter — include (AT symbol) JeannieHolmes as part of your tweet.

A random entry will win a set of 4 limited edition Crimson Swan shot glasses. Winner will be announced July 3, 2011.

Contest is open to international readers.

Go forth and seek, my Minions!

Cover Art Contest

Love the cover for BLOOD LAW? How about BLOOD SECRETS?

Here’s your chance to own both! No, not as books. Not even cover flats. No, one very lucky winner is will receive these:

Posters -- Alexandra Sabian series

Yes, those are POSTERS of the covers for BLOOD LAW and BLOOD SECRETS and both are signed by me! Each measures approximately 11 in. by 17  in. and are suitable for framing. (There is a slight difference in the height due to printing but it does not affect the artwork.) I only have two of these available so whoever gets them will have the only pair in existence — other than the two I own.

So how do you enter to when these lovely posters? Easy…

1. Leave a comment on this post — NO EMAILS IN POSTS, PLEASE. That’s it. Just a comment. (Just keep it clean.)

2. Contest begins June 13 and ends MIDNIGHT (CT) June 27. Winner will be announced HERE June 28, so check back.

3. Winner will be chosen at random.

4. Winner will receive BOTH posters.

5. Contest is open to international participants.


See below for individual pics of each poster:

Deadly Destinations

Dark Faeries Tales and All Things Uban Fantasy are teaming up for Deadly Destinations: Your Guide to Killer Hot Spots! The event will start on July 1st and end on July 31st with a new author blogging about their worlds and characters each day. They’ll also be giving away some pretty awesome prizes — you’re not going to want to miss it!

Look for my guide to Jefferson, Mississippi on July 9, and one lucky reader will receive a signed copy of BLOOD SECRETS!

Deadly Destinations

Check my newly updated Events page for more cool stuff!