Tuesday, May 25, 2010

We Love Gena Week - Day 6: Fan Letter to Gena

Well folks we have come to the end of our week long celebration of all things Gena. It has been a wonderful ride and I am happy that I had the opportunity to celebrate it with my buddy and smut twin Twimom! We hope that you all have enjoyed it as well. Gena's books are very special to me and I was so happy to do this. It was truly an honor to do this and I look forward to reading more in the future from one of my favorite authors! At this time I would like to thank the wonderful and generous Gena Showalter for taking the time to take part in this celebration. She is supplying as well as signing the books for the winners. You are truly great Gena. *chanting* Gena, Gena, Gena! Please make sure you visit her site and show her some love! She truly deserves it. Here is the link:

Today's giveaway is the final giveaway for our celebration. It is a signed copy from Gena of INTO THE DARK!

Three otherworldly tales from the master of paranormal romance…and a brand-new Lords of the Underworld bonus guide!

The Darkest Fire—a Lords of the Underworld prequel

Geryon is the guardian of hell, more monster than man. Kadence is the goddess of Oppression, more angel than woman. Together they will enter the flames to battle a dangerous horde of demon lords—and discover a passion unlike any other.

The Amazon's Curse—a tale of Atlantis

Zane, a fierce vampire warrior, has been enslaved by the Amazons. Nola, a lovely Amazon soldier, has been cursed with invisibility. Now, these two stubborn enemies must overcome the pasts that haunt them and embrace a love that can set them free….

The Darkest Prison—a Lords of the Underworld tale

Once, Atlas, the Titan god of Strength, was the Greek goddess Nike's slave. Now, he is her master. And soon these sworn rivals destined to destroy each other will be forced to risk everything for a chance at love….

The book also contains a Lords of the Underworld bonus guide that has a hilarious interview of all the Lords by William. You have to read this interview.

To win a signed copy of The Darkest Night this is what you need to do:

  • Leave a comment telling us who your favorite author is. If you have more than one feel free to list them.
  • Provide your email so we can contact you to let you know that you have won. We will contact you for your address info and then forward it to Gena so she can sign your book and send it to you! (you are so lucky if you win. I don't even have a signed Gena book! *sobs*)
  • All comments must be received by May 26, 2010 by 11:59 p.m. A winner will be chosen using random.org and all winners will be announced on both blogs on May 28, 2010.
  • Following our blogs is not a requirement but if you are a follower already, thanks for following us. But if you aren't, we would love to have you as a follower. Just click on that handy follow button on the sidebar. :D

I want to wish you all good luck! Many of you have entered and the winners will be emailed and their names posted on both of the blogs on Friday. Make sure you come back then to see if you won a signed copy of one of Gena's books!

My fan letter to Gena.

Dear Gena Showalter,

When I first decided to write a fan letter to you I thought it was going to be an easy task. I was so excited that I would get a chance to convey to you my true feelings of what your books mean to me. But as I sit here in front of my computer typing, the words are not flowing out of me the way that I would like them too. I truly want to write this letter without sounding too much like a fangirl. But I think that is the only way it can sound because I really truly am one. For you are truly a rockstar in my eyes.

Books have always been such a huge part of my life. I was the little girl with the glasses who always had her head stuck in a book. I was taunted and teased by my brothers who called me a nerd because I never had enough books to read. They just didn't know that books took me to places I never thought I could go. And that is why your books mean so much to me. They take me out of my ordinary everyday world to somewhere exciting. Your books were some of the first Paranormal Romance books that I read. I had just read the Twilight series and was looking for something exciting. I found your books and have been hooked since. Your characters say and do the most unbelievable things. Your books are filled with so much life that it doesn't feel like I'm reading a book. I feel like I'm fighting alongside the Lords of the Underworld (I love you Gideon!) or tracking down aliens with the A.I.R. agents. I think I would make a good partner to Devyn. I'm sure lot's of women would like that. I can actually remember the first book of yours that I read. It was The Nymph King. I took one look at the cover and knew that I had to read it. I never thought the inside of the book would be better that the outside. I knew that I had found something special and I wasn't letting go.

So I can't help but get giddy when I see you tweet or read one of your blog posts. I'm proud to chant your name with another Gena addict, my buddy JoJo. I have had lots of people tell me that they would love to join my Cult of Gena. I am just so happy to know that I am not the only one that feels this way about your books. You are a phenomenal writer and I am proud to be a Gena fangirl!! *chanting* Gena, Gena Gena!!



  1. My favorite authors are: J.R. Ward, Rachel Vincent, Jeaniene Frost, Kim Harrison, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Rachel Caine, Neil Gaiman, Cassandra Clare, and Gena, of course!

    I'm a new follower! Yay for Gena! Thank you SO much for the opp!

    a.hoffenberg at gmail dot com

  2. Favourite authors huh? Well then, they would be... Marjorie M. Liu, Larissa Ione, Jeaniene Frost, Kresley Cole, Nalini Singh and Gena (like you didn't know). ;-)

    Thanks for all things Gena this week chicka! Yours and Twimom's posts have been full of awesome!


  3. My favorite authors are: Jeaniene Frost, Kim Harrison, Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Karen Chance, Paul Zindel, Jonathan Stroud... I am just going to quit there. That's enough, right? haha, I should have kept going ;)

    Such a sweet letter, Bellz! hehe- You know my e-mail!

  4. My favorite author is Gena Showalter of course! Great fan letter :)
    I am a follower

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  5. Charlaine Harris, Jeaniene Frost,Sherryl Woods, Susan Wiggs, Linda Lael Miller, J.R. Ward, Carly Phillips,Maria V Snyder, Yasmine Galenorn, Cindy Gerard, Lisa Kleypas.
    Loved your letter!

  6. Aww, your devotion and boundless fan enthusiasm for Gena Showalter and her Dark Lords series certainly made me more curious about this series and made me decide to discover it! I ahev heard so much praise about this series, it's about time I read it!

    Thank you both for this fun week, and thank you to Gena for writing the novels and for her generosity!

    Thank you!

    My favourite author is Kelley Armstrong and a new author I just discovered a month ago, but who became a favourite immediately: Sonya Bateman. I love their sarcastic humourous writing, their great flowing storytelling, their dry wit. They crack me up when the action is not that fast paced I try to keep up :-)

    I'm a follower of both your blogs.

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. Wonderful fan letter & truly not just fangirl,but a lover of books! I have truly enjoyed We Love Gena Week! Thanks to you, TwinMom & Gena for sharing the love!

    My favorite Authors are Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR Ward, Monica McCarty, Lara Adrian and of course Gena :D

  8. Thanks for the great week with Gena. My favorite authors are Susan Mallery, Vicki Lewis Thompson, J.D.Robb/Nora Roberts, and Caridad Pineiro just to name a few.

    I follow both of the blogs on Google.

    seriousreader at live dot com

    *chants* Gena Gena Gena
    We luvvv you!!!
    *waves* Hi my Hells Bells!!! Awesome fan letter!!!! You mentioned our chanting!!! hehehe And of course Genas one of my FAV!!!!
    Please count me in!!!

  10. Oh wow, I can't give you just one. Among the list are of course, Gena, Kresley, Jeaniene Frost, Kelley Armstrong, Lara Adrian, Larissa Ione, Alexandra Ivy, and Rachel Vincent. There are so many more, the list is endless. vsloboda@gmail.com

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  12. Oops sorry about the Delete...Hmm....my favorite authors would have to be Kerrelyn Sparks, Rachel Caine, Patricia Briggs, Lynsay Sands, Suzanne Collins and of course GENA SHOWALTER!!!!


  13. Ah so many to choose from! i love books too. they are always there for me. my favorite author is of course gena showalter!:) before her i liked stephanie meyer (i still like her:)) to finish i like many authors but these two are at the top :)

  14. I have a lot of favorites. But my feel good author that I can always read is Nora Roberts.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  15. I have lots of favorite authors too. Here is a random list:

    Joey W Hill
    Lora Leigh
    Kim Harrison
    Shannon McKenna
    Charlaine Harris
    JD Robb


  16. I loved your letter!!! Gena always saves me from my reading draughts. I love her LOTU series. I need to catch up-I'm still on Sabin's story.

  17. Lovely letter Bells!! Gena is awesome. :)

  18. My favourite authors are Patricia Briggs, Nalini Singh, Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Rick Riordan, Kelley Armstrong & Ilona Andrews.


  19. My favorite author is Marion Zimmer Bradley. Thank you for the interesting post and great contest! :)

    Giada M.

    fabgiada @ gmail.com