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Attention All Authors! I need your swag!

I’m putting together a workshop about promo adequately titled EYE-CATCHING PROMO–Cheap, Unique and Utterly Chic. If you’re like me, you’re on a really restrictive budget and  sometimes have to rely on your own creativity to get your name out there. Because of said creativity, I am now known as the “Shrinky Dink Chick”. I made bookmarks with Shrinky Dink charm adorned tassels. It was fun and a heck of a lot cheaper than buying actual  charms. Trust me, I priced charms. Some came up to almost $2.00 per charm. Uh, sorry… don’t think so. Then, while Googling promo ideas, I discovered a forum about Shrinky Dinks. A guy had used printable shrink paper to make key-chains. I then realized that printing and baking my own Shrinky Dink key-chains was tons cheaper than buying them from a promo item website.

Anyway, I digress. What I’d like is other authors to showcase their own cheap/unique/interesting promo items (including romance trading cards). I’m looking for 20-40 pieces of swag (or  more, if you’re willing to part with them).

If interested, please contact me using the contact form here with “PROMO WORKSHOP” as the subject, and I will provide you the address to send the items.

Thanks so much!
Sidney

Poll is now closed… the votes have been tallied

It was a unanimous decision. Card #2 won. When I say unanimous, that’s what I mean. 100% of the voters chose the closeup of Serah. Thanks to everyone who voted and voiced their opinions.

Poll: Help choosing a trading card for Serah SanGermano

I need some help. I designed two cards for Serah and want to know which card everyone like better. Clicking the images will load a larger version in a new window if you need a closer view.

Choice #1:

Choice 2:

Choose only one. Poll will close at Midnight on April 2nd.

Thanks so much!

Sidney

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Romance trading cards mockups – Demons Like it Hot

The new title for Icing on the Demon has been chosen. They’ve decided to go with DEMONS LIKE IT HOT (Which Lisa K. suggested from my earlier contest). Congrats Lisa!

I’ve made some mock up designs for the hero and heroine, Matthias Ambrose and Serah SanGermano. Ipersonally think the Serah card is kind of cheesy, but I absolutely love the Matthias one.

Let me know what you think!

Matthias:

Serah:

 

My Romance Trading Cards are here!!!

I was so geeked to find four packages waiting patiently at my doorstep. I’m one of the authors participating in the Romance Trading Cards venture started out by the wonderful Jeannie Lin.

So I wanted to share with you all my not-so-masterpeice-worthy design. I’m a little broke and am in a deadline crunch, so I opted to go with something a little more simple. I used Photoshop to design them. I took a class a couple years back, and I think I need a refresher. LOL.

The first set is for DEMONS PREFER BLONDES— Available June 1, 2011 from Sourcebooks Casablanca.

And this is the one I did for WINGS OF DESIRE (Written under my other penname, Arianna Skye)

As soon as I get the final art for DEMONS LIKE IT HOT (Sourcebooks, December 2011), I’ll post those cards as well.

Let me know what you think!

Also, if you are interested in receiving any of these cards, please use the contact form on the blog or on my website to send me your info.

Hugs!

Sidney

AVAILABLE NOW
Demons Like It Hot

Demons Prefer Blondes

An Absolute Mess

Wings of Desire

(As Arianna Skye)

COMING SOON!
A Demon to Die For