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Blood Instinct Giveaway Winners Announced

It’s BLOOD INSTINCT EVE!! In just a few hours time, Blood Instinct will be all yours!!

Thank you for all the incredible anticipation that has been coming through. Even though I was supposed to be working on Blood Bound (Blackthorn book 7) today, I have to admit abandoned it by mid afternoon due to me getting just a little bit excited thanks to all my fabulous supporters. We’re nearly there!

Last week, I gave you a chance to win one of ten prizes as part of a special giveaway to celebrate the release of Blood Instinct. I am now thrilled to announce that the winners (randomly selected) and their prizes are as follows:

HUGE congratulations to all the winners! PLEASE email me (or message me via Facebook) with your home or work address, and I’ll get your prizes in the post to you as soon as possible. πŸ˜€

Thank you to everyone who joined in. I have to say I was blown away by the entries. You really do know your Blackthorn books inside out!! <3

Because of so many fantastic contributions, I decided to post as many as I could below in case you too would like to look through what others suggested. There were a number of songs that came up time and time again, so I’ve only included them in the list once.

The most frequently chosen songs were:

Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

Mad World – Tears For Fears

Hungry Like the Wolf – Duran Duran (I can’t even begin to imagine who you were all thinking of with that one…)

Other popular songs included:

Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon

Tear Us Apart – INXS

Bring Me to Life – Evanesence

Sail – Awolnation

And other suggestions were:

My Love – Sia

Turning Page – Sleeping At Last

Under Pressure – David Bowie

Turn the Page – Bob Seger

Poison – Alice Cooper

Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf

Time is running out – Muse

I’m Not OK – My Chemical Romance

Band of Skulls – Patterns

Bad Blood – Bastille

#1 Crush – Garbage

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Hurricane – 30 Seconds to Mars

For Your Entertainment – Adam Lambert

My Immortal – Evanescence

Insatiable – Darren Hayes

Through The Fire – Chaka Khan

We Found Love – Ed Sheeran

Just Like Heaven – The Cure

Wish You Were Here – David Gilmour

Pure Feeling – Florence and the Machine

I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden

New America – Halsey

Close – Nick Jonas ft. Tove Lo’s

Rule The World – Take That

November Rain – Guns β€˜N’ Roses

Hard Habit to Break – Chicago

Warriors – Imagine Dragons

Bleeding out – Imagine Dragons

Demons – Imagine Dragons

Lullaby – The Cure

Deep End – Birdy

In the Shadows – The Rasmus

Animal I have become – Three Days Grace

In your eyes – Sylver

Feeling Called Love – Pulp

This Land is Mine – Dido

Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars

Run – Snow Patrol

Closer – Kings of Leon

You’re the one that I want – John Travolta and Olivia Newton John

Nothing Else Matters – Metallica

Knights of Cydonia – Muse

Behind Blue Eyes – Limp Bizkit

It Doesn’t Matter – Union Station and Alison Krauss

Not Meant To Be – Theory of a Dead Man

Third Bar – Snow Patrol

A Thousand Years – Cristina Perri

Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra

Lost it All – Jill Andrews

Came Back Haunted – Nine Inch Nails

Howling For You – The Black Keys

Here with Me – Dido

Catch my Breath – Kelly Clarkson

Supernatural – Daughtry

Home – Daughtry

No Light, No Light – Florence and the Machine

Closer – Nine Inch Nails

Time of my Life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

Fighter – Christina Aguilera

This Means War – Avenged Sevenfold

Light ‘Em Up – Fall Out Boy

Possession – Sarah McLachlan

Renegade – Xambassadors

Feel Again – One Republic

Iris – The Goo-Goo Dolls

Bad to the Bone – George Thoroughgood

Cambalache – Enrique Santos DiscΓ©polo

Dark times – The Weeknd

Layla – Eric Clapton

Zayn Malik – Pillow Talk

No Matter What – Papa Roach

Precious Things – Tori Amos

One More Night – Maroon 5

Give Me a Reason – Pink

Roar – Katy Perry

Love Can Build a Bridge – The Judds

Love me Tender – Elvis Presley

Blaze of Glory – Jon Bon Jovi

April Rain – Delain

Hopelessly Devoted to You – Olivia Newton John

Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

Swan Lake – Dark Moor

Swallowed – Bush

I’m in Heaven – Bryan Adams

You and I (Forever) – Jessie Ware

Alive – Sia

Obsession – Sky Ferreira

Castle – Halsey

Thank you, as always, to everyone who is supporting Blood Instinct‘s release. I’ll be back tomorrow with a release day post, though I won’t be offended if no one wants to talk to me. I know where you’ll be… hopefully. πŸ˜‰

Happy reading!! xxx

Blood Instinct Giveaway

Only SIX days to go, everyone!

To mark the occasion as well as to celebrate a great week for Blood Instinct (still at #1 in the Gothic Romance chart, #1 in β€˜Hot New Releases’ in Gothic Romance, and now the #1 β€˜Most Wished For’ Gothic Romance too on Amazon UK!), there’s no better time to post another giveaway.


Here’s what you could win:


I have TWO available for this giveaway. These commemorative mugs feature the cover of Blood Instinct on one side, an enlarged image of Jask on the other and, in the centre, the release date and affectionately-named #JaskFest.


I have TWO Blood Instinct cover postcards.

TWO limited-edition commemorative postcards.

And ONE prize consisting of both postcards.


Paperbacks of Blood Instinct won’t be available until release day, but to mark the return of Jask and Phia I have ONE signed paperback of their previous adventure – Blood Torn – to give away.


Courtesy of Bookouture, I have TWO unabridged audiobooks of Blood Torn available. The audiobook consists of twelve discs (14.5 hours) narrated by British award-winning actress Anne Flosnik. You can receive your audio CD signed or sealed.

That means TENΒ prizes are available!


I love simple and fun giveaways, so all you have to do to enter is:


It can be a song that makes you think about one of the characters, one of our couples’ relationships, a particular scene or even the Blackthorn location.

(Disclaimer: We don’t really have a Blackthorn album, but there’s nothing wrong with making our own compilation. For those who remember, we did the last one over two years ago, so we’re definitely in need of an update!)


You only need to enter one songΒ to be in with a chance of winning. However, if you’d like to increase your chances of winning, you can pickΒ a maximum of THREE songs per entry. Enter one song, your name goes in the hat once. Enter two songs, your name goes in twice etc…

For your entry to be valid you must either:

The giveaway is open NOW and will close Tuesday 3rd May at midnight (UK time).

All entrants will be given a number per song. Numbers will be entered into a random number generator. The winners will be announced here and on my Facebook page on Blood Instinct Eve: Wednesday 4th May.

Winners will need to claim their prizes within fourteen days of the announcement, so please check back to see if you have won.

As with all Blackthorn giveaways, prizes will be posted anywhere. Proof of sending will be retained and prizes cannot be replaced if lost in transit.

Good luck – and have a great weekend!