Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year, New Books, New Tagline

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, introducing the shiny new print release (out tomorrow!) of Serengeti Sins, a Serengeti Shifter anthology featuring Serengeti Storm, Serengeti Lightning, and Serengeti Sunrise. Three novellas of shape-shiftery hotness in one delicious package! (Check it out from Amazon :: B&N :: Samhain.)

AND to celebrate the release and the upcoming (January 17th!) release of Ghosts of Boyfriends Past, today is the launch of the Vivi Andrews TAG ME Contest!

You see, reader-friends, I need a new tagline. What, you may be asking, is a tagline? Observe...

Shelli Stevens: I'm the author your mother warned you about.

Jessa Slade: Love conquers all... which explains the scars.

Me: Lameness. Lots of lameness. (Okay, technically my tagline is: Love without limits... from sizzling shifters to quirky comedies. I know, it's awful, right?)

So help me, reader-friend! Write me a logline of sublime awesomeness! And I will give you something. Something cool. Like a book. Or an ebook. Or an upcoming book dedicated to you. Or a character named after you in an upcoming book. Or a chance to read one of my upcoming books when it is in the Oh-crap-who-wrote-this-shit phase (cuz that just sounds heavenly, doesn't it?).

Yes, the Winning Tagger gets their choice of awesome, but just for coming up with a tagline, or voting on a tagline someone else suggests, or telling me that I'm crrrrrazy and you love my old tagline (srsly?), or even just popping by to say "Hi, Vivi!" - you will be entered to win one of TONS of books I'm giving away in the next two weeks. Prizes include: FOUR shiny new print copies of Serengeti Sins, TWO print copies each of The Sexorcist & The Ghost Exterminator, and THREE ebook copies of the Not-Yet-Released ghosty goodness of Ghosts of Boyfriends Past. (And I may arbitrarily decide to give away more stuff too... cuz sometimes it's just so darn hard to stop.) Sound like fun?

So get tagging!

Things to keep in mind:
1) It should be short. No more than a sentence or two.
2) It should give folks an idea of what my books are like... which may be a challenge because
3) I like variety - while I write primarily paranormal romance and I like to play around with trying to be funny, not all of my books are humorous or paranormal. The idea is to give folks a sense of who I am as an author - which would be so much easier if I knew who I was as an author, right? Having a little existential identity crisis here.
4) It should be unique - while I may want to be Jessa Slade when I grow up, alas I cannot steal her tagline. *sigh*

Enough to get your creative tagging juices flowing? Go forth and tag, my minions! (Note: this is not an endorsement of graffiti. If you're gonna spray paint stuff, don't get caught blame me.)

TODAY: Two commenters will win signed copies of Serengeti Sins.


Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal said...

I write the naughty so that you don't have to.
Alpha men, strong women and a predilection toward the naughty.

Vivi Andrews said...

Ooh, thank you for starting us off, Kelly!

I don't know that I've defined myself as naughty before... except in the Santa Claus sense. :) I'm fascinated to see how others define me and my books through what they suggest.

Cherie said...

Here's wishing you an awesome new tagline! (No idea what it might be since that's sooo not my forte.)

Vivi Andrews said...

Thank you, Cherie! I've been drawing a blank for months now which is why I'm trying to crowdsource the problem with you guys. :)

Kali said...

If my dog hadn't come with a name, she'd still be The Dog. I'm so not good with things like this. Names, titles, taglines...they all avoid me. I'm still not sure how I managed to name my son. I will probably be up all night thinking about this now though. So thanks for that ;)

Vivi Andrews said...

Insomnia R Us! I live to serve. ;)

liztalley said...

Vivi Andrews - making paranormal warm and fuzzy since 2006.

Hmmm...maybe not. LOL

When I think of you, I think of otherworldliness but with a distinctive warmness and cleverness (which is slightly paradoxical.)

Maybe - Vivi Andrews - she's a paradox and her writing rocks! ????

Vivi Andrews - so funny she'll scare you.

Okay, I'll keep thinking....

Bev Pettersen said...

My mind feels like mush after all the Christmas activity. Can't get past sexy shapeshifters. But cheering sharper minds on, rah, rah!!

Gwynlyn said...

I'm so horrible at this, but how about something like: Expect the unexpected.

Vivi Andrews said...

Liz - I love the brainstorming! Cleverness and warmth is such a lovely way to be thought of, and a spice of the out-of-this-world. Definitely good food for thought!

Bev - Rest your poor holiday-fatigued brain. :) I'm in the same boat but hoping this discussion will spark something in my subconscious.

Gwynlyn! OOOH! Expect the unexpected is fabulous. Except it doesn't mention the romance aspect, so maybe something like "When it comes to love, expect the unexpected"? That feels like the right track to me! What do you think?

Gwy said...

I'm thinking it sounds good!

Believe it or not, I've been cogitating on this all day. Right now, your books have paranormal elements, but to say so is to limit you. So this is another jumping point suggestion (to also mention your humor) Spark & Snark in the Dark. Or From the Dark Side with Love.

Vivi Andrews said...

Oooh! I'm loving those! Thank you!

Mrs. Missive said...

Variety is the spice of life, Vivi Andrews is making sure your variety has plenty of spice.

Love comes in many forms. Sweet, spicy, or with a bite, enjoy the ride.

Those are probably a little long, but that's the best my coffee deprived brain can come up with. LOL