It's no secret authors look for inspiration in life, in personal experiences, and in stories already told. We spin what-ifs in stories and create original works from things not imagined before. An unusual combination, an unlikely mix of components. We play with scenarios and plots like children play with chemistry sets, mixing ingredients in ways no real chemist would. That's how great stories are born.

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As a thank you to those who are participating in the upcoming Blog Tour starting this Monday, we thought it would be fun to have a scavenger hunt throughout the week.

Each blog will include an easily identifiable image with a single word like the one below.

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Participants visiting each stop of the Blog Tour will collect the word from each stop to complete a sentence. The sentence appeared in Countermeasure and has great meaning throughout our series. At the end of the tour, they can submit the full sentence (all 13 words) to us via the form below.

If the sentence is correct, their name will be entered in a special drawing for the following prize pack:

  • a signed copy of Countermeasure in trade paperback format
  • a set of swag including a countermeasure charm, magnet and postcard
  • $25 GC (from either Amazon, Apple, Kobo or B&N)

We'll update this post daily with the direct links to the Tour posts. Here is the list of Blog Tour stops in the correct order.:

Word 1 - Reading by the Book
Word 2 - I Heart Books
Word 3 - BeanieBrain Reader
Word 4 - Spreading the Word
Word 5 - Zita's Dream Reads 
Word 6 - Wicked Readings by Tawania 
Word 7 - Foxylutely Book Reviews
Word 8 - Elodie Parkes Erotic Romance 
Word 9 - The Ruthin Trilogy Romance Book Blog 
Word 10 - Becca Anne's Book Reviews 
Word 11 - Stories and Swag 
Word 12 - YATR 
Word 13 - Twinsie Talk Book Blog

Entries accepted through February 4th, 2014.

Good luck, hunters!

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virtual signing

Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to submit orders for signed paperbacks. You can find details about prices and shipping at the form page.

All of the submitted orders will be processed this weekend and shipped once Cecilia is back to California next week.




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The Countermeasure Series authors and characters are out on tour starting this Monday. We'll pop by several blogs and review sites with brand new interviews and blog posts. The tour was organized by Reading by The BookCheck out each participant blog for the posts, giveaways and more.

Countermeasures Blog Tour Stops

Jan 27
I Heart Books 
BeanieBrain Reader

Jan 28
Spreading the Word 
Zita's Dream Reads 
Wicked Readings by Tawania 
Foxylutely Book Reviews 

Jan 29
Elodie Parkes Erotic Romance 
The Ruthin Trilogy Romance Book Blog 

Jan 30
Becca Anne's Book Reviews 
Stories and Swag 

Jan 31
Twinsie Talk Book Blog 

We hope to see you there!

Chris & Ceci

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Wanted Poster

Are you a book hoarder? Do you have a BIG one-click addiction? Have you downloaded books only because they were free and never had the time to check them all out let alone read them all? If you are like us, you probably answered yes to all of the above. Since its release, Countermeasure has been downloaded more than 31,000 times from Amazon alone. Are you one of the more of 31,000 readers who have downloaded Countermeasure in the past, and yet have not gotten to it or simply lost sight of the title in your vast library?

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