New Website and MLP Book Giveaways!

**update** For the first step in the FIVE BOOK GIVEAWAY and a list of eligible MLP books, go here!

Welcome back home to all authors who attended the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Conference! I have been to a writer’s conference four different times and still return home with the same “high” of determination. Although I did not attend the ACFW Conference this year, I still busied myself with a fresh adventure I’m excited to announce:

I have a new website!

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Changing websites is a big step, one I’ve wanted to take for a long time, but also one that has the potential to cause my readers some headache. This is why I am giving everyone a heads up. For those who are subscribed via e-mail, you will be automatically transferred to receive the blog updates from the new site once it launches. For those who subscribed using “Reader” or through any form other than e-mail, you will need to resubscribe to the new blog when it is launched. Until then, I will continue with updates on this blog as reminders.

Mark your calendars! My new website will launch on September 25, 2013. I have a special celebration in store for you that goes hand in hand with this launch. But first, I must preface it with my second big announcement:

My publisher, Marcher Lord Press, is celebrating its five-year-anniversary!

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Being the newest Marcher Lord, I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of this milestone. I’ve followed the progress of MLP almost from the beginning. To celebrate 5 years of phenomenal Christian speculative fiction, I’m hosting my first book giveaway!

I’m giving away five FREE MLP books—one to celebrate each MLP year. You (yes, you, even if you don’t like speculative fiction) have the chance to both choose and win any of the Marcher Lord Press books. Here’s how it is going to work:

  • Step 1: Starting September 18, a photo of each full-length speculative fiction book published by MLP will be posted on my Pinterest page. For 7 days, anyone can share, like, and repin these photos onto their own pages.
  • Step 2: The top five books with the most “repins” and “likes” combined will be the five books to enter the giveaway on September 25th.
  • Step 3: The giveaway will take place on my newly launched website where you will have over 10 opportunities to enter per day for the book/s of your choice.
  • Step 4: On October 1Marcher Lord Press’s birthday—five winners will be announced, five FREE books will be sent out, and five people will be the new owners of spectacular speculative fiction books!

It’s that simple. Stay tuned on this website and my Facebook site for updates. Do you think you’ll enter the book giveaway? If so, which MLP book would you want to see as one of the five?

Postscript:

As an optional postscript, I thought I’d return to the topic of my new website to answer a few unspoken questions you may be thinking:

Why are you changing websites? I am changing to a self-hosted website, which allows me to have more control over the design, what I post, etc. Basically, I can make it look exactly how I want it to. My wordpress.com account has limitations because it is a free service. I’ve loved the convenience of my current site, but I have a vision for my website that can’t be met without switching. Just wait until you see the new site. I’m quite certain you’ll agree with me.

Why is the name changing? Because http://nadinebrandes.com looks so much nicer than https://nadinebrandes.wordpress.com, don’t you think? [grin.] On a more serious note, it is important to me to have a simple website name that is directly related to my line of work. As an author, this means my name.

What will happen to this site? It will eventually go dormant with a permanent message directing visitors to the new site.

If you have any more questions about my website, feel free to ask in the comments.

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