Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The 2nd edition of The Blood Moon of Winter will be released on December 1st, 2011. To preorder your signed copy, click HERE and select to purchase via PayPal.

Also, on January 14th, 2012 at 5:30PM, a book launch party will be held at DarkCon to celebrate the release of the novel and the upcoming sequel, Beyond the Known Horizon. Courtney will also be in attendance to do signings. If you would like to meet her, she can be found with Jacqueline Carey, the guest author of honor, as her personal liaison.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Don't miss the final giveaway of my debut novel before the release of the 2nd edition. Yes, it has been revamped and contains more of what my readers have asked for and is now more YA-friendly. I hope to have a new release date soon and look forward to sharing it with everyone!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Blood Moon of Winter by Courtney Conant

The Blood Moon of Winter

by Courtney Conant

Giveaway ends September 22, 2011.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I have finished Part One of The Mind Entangled, a short story series that I started a couple months back. It came out pretty good and even longer than I expected it to be. Of course, it still needs to go through a final round of editing, but I'm very happy with the results.

My intention is to have it up and available to the public for download on May 20th. Watch my blog, my tweets, my fan page, etc... for more updates.

The Mind Entangled

After living what seemed to be a perfect life with the perfect man, Adrianna makes a life shattering discovery. When his supposedly dead family shows up, disturbing truths come to light. Everything about her life was a lie, especially her husband. Through powers unknown to her, Torstein controlled every move she made, every thought she had.

With her life falling to pieces around her, could only focus on one thought. Not who her husband was, but what?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

In honor of my live radio interview next Wednesday, I'm putting my novel (ebook) on sale for only $.99 to help drive sales! Tell all your friends and get your copy today!

Get The Blood Moon of Winter at Smashwords or Amazon.

Radio Interview with ParaYourNormal Internet Radio at 3:30 PST on 4/6/11. Tune in and even call in to ask your questions!

Help give your support and let's build me a name!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

So this is news that I've known about for awhile now but finally get to really share! Jacqueline Carey, my favorite female author, has officially accepted an invitation to be the Author Guest of Honor at DarkCon for next January! I'm privy to this information because I helped to write up the invitation letter that was sent to her.

This morning she posted on her Facebook page that she would be attending. This was her first mention of it in a public forum so I guess that makes it even more official than the Con stating it. She will be in the Valley of the Sun for 4 days, I think. What's more, I get to spend that entire time with her! I get to play the role of guest liaison to someone that I admire. This is a big deal to me as I've been a fan since the first Kushiel book came out on the market.

I would recommend her writing to anyone (above the age of 17). Her style is so complex and yet her words flow smoothly. She is an amazing author deserving of much praise. If you haven't heard of her or her books before, you should definitely check them out.

Jacqueline Carey

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Book Tour

I will be taking my book on a virtual tour. Follow me and my journey through the virtual world as I attempt to build a name for myself in the coming months...

3/19     Giveaway @ Star Shadow
3/21     Interview @ Indie Books Blog
3/21     Podcast Commercial @ Pendragon Variety 
4/4       Radio Interview @ ParaYourNormal Internet Radio
4/7       Guest post @ Babbling Bookworm
4/15     Review @ It's All About Books
4/24     Review @ Splash of Our Worlds
4/25     Giveaway @ Were Vamp Romance Reviews and Book Club
5/5       Review @ Just Another Book Addict
6/22     Review @ Aobibliosphere

Upcoming Interviews (TBA)

R. A. Evans Writes... (7 Deadly Questions) 
Book Love Blog

Upcoming Reviews (TBA)

Fade Into Fantasy
Book of Secrets 

Past Interviews

2/15    @ Making Baby Grand
2/24    @ Mystic Thoughts
2/28    @ From the Shadows
3/2      @ Were Vamp Romance Reviews and Book Club
3/9       @ Eileen Andrews - Passions Final Frontier  (Writer's Lair Project)
3/16     @ Book Love Blog

Past Reviews

1/26   @ R. A. Evans Writes...
2/17    @ Mystic Thoughts
2/20   @ Emily Rae Robles - The Paradoxymoron
2/25   @ Rabbit Reviews
2/28   @ Were Vamp Romance Reviews and Book Club
3/11    @ Baffled By Books
3/14    @ My Eclectic Bookshelf
3/16    @ Written in Blood

Monday, February 28, 2011

Indie Author Bumper Stickers

Some might think it strange, but Stephanie (Book Love Blog) and I got to tweeting about just that. It's hard to find love, as an indie author, and we were trying to come up with ways to spread the word. Just because an author is self-published, does not mean they are less worthy of readers.

Read the referenced post at Book Love Blog.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Ellen Maze, author of Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider, just reviewed The Blood Moon of Winter. I'm pleased to say that she loved it! Stop over and read her review!

Rabbit Reviews by Author Ellen Maze

Friday, February 18, 2011

This weekend I'm meeting with the buyer from Changing Hands bookstore in Tempe, to get The Blood Moon of Winter up for sale in the store. Make sure to stop in and pick up a copy!

    Visit Changing Hands on the web.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I was approached by R.A. Evans, author of Asylum Lake, to do a guest blog piece for his site.

To think or to write? Courtney Conant – Guest Blogger

Posted: February 7, 2011 by R.A. Evans writes... in Guests Posts
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Every author has a different way of going about things, different tricks and tips that they might share for getting past writer’s block. What works for me? What is my tip? Stop thinking about it and just do it!

For me, I don’t write; my fingers do. I’ve always found that when I actually try to think when I’m working on a piece, it turns out to be more like word vomit than anything worth reading. I had attempted to write a novel many times. It had always been a goal of mine, ever since I was a small child. I always dreamed that I would write the next best seller and that my book would be on shelves around the world. More than twenty years after the dream burrowed its way into my head, it still has not come to pass.

I spent many wasted attempts working on that novel. Each attempt had many hours of planning and plotting behind it. I would write up a concept for the book, put together an outline, build character descriptions and backgrounds. I put so much work into the book that by the time I got around to writing it, I had already lost my way. No matter how hard I tried, I just could not actually WRITE the story I wanted to tell. After having this happen to me several times, I decided to go about it a different way…

Read the entire post here.

Independent Author Network

The Independent Author Network has officially recognized me as a member. I'm looking forward to being a member of their site!

NOOKbook edition

The Blood Moon of Winter will be available for the Nook within the next two days. Once it goes live, I wil post up the link.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Writing Contest

I have just entered Emlyn Chand's Flash Fiction Contest. I didn't follow the rules but felt the need to enter my piece anyway, just to give others a bit of a chuckle. Go check it out! To read my entry, see the comments on my blog.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Upcoming Interviews...

Follow the live interview with Courtney via Twitter on February 10th at 4pm EST. Login to Twitter and watch for #emlyn to follow and participate in the live interview with the new and upcoming author, Courtney Conant. Make sure to follow Courtney_Conant to keep up to date on all interviews and book signings.

Watch on February 17th, for the next interview with Courtney Conant regarding her thoughts on her debut novel.