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An Interview and a Giveaway!

Popping in to let you know I'm being interviewed today at READING WITH TEQUILA. Oh, and there's a giveaway too! Hop over and check it out!

Pre-Release Giveaway #3

Still celebrating the release of INTO THE WILD! Today I posted over at Sisters In Sync. Hop over to read my thoughts on self-promotion and to sign up for a chance to win a signed copy of my latest romantic adventure.  

Meanwhile, Nia volunteered to be my spokesmodel if my sister ever tires of the job. What do you think? Would you trust a face like that?

Pre-release Giveaway #2

Okay. It's not truly a 'pre-release' giveaway anymore because, even though the official release date for INTO THE WILD is September 1, friends have alerted me that it's available for shipping now on and it's also on the shelves in Borders. My sister, Barb, plucked a copy from the shelf and snapped this shot. Love it. Maybe she'll be my personal spokesperson/model? *g*

Anyway, if you want to purchase your own copy (or a gift for a friend), the book's out there. Any more sightings? Please let me know. So exciting!

Meanwhile my pre-celebration continues. Giveaway #2 takes place today on Facebook. Visit my profile page for a chance to win a signed copy of INTO THE WILD !   

In other news, I have this guilty fascination with the celebrity website OMG even though half the time I don't know who the featured celebs are! How about you? Any guilty web pleasures?

And the Winners Are.....

I want to thank everyone who chimed in with their favorite romantic adventure movies. I'm suddenly in the mood for a weekend movie marathon!

Thanks to a handy dandy random number generator, I'm pleased to announce today's lucky winners. Congratulations Jennie C and Mary H!!   You've won a signed copy of my own romantic adventure, INTO THE WILD. Please email your full names and mailing addresses to so I can send you your books. If you enjoy the read, please do spread the word!

The fun's not over folks. Giveaway #2 will take place tomorrow (Thursday). Be on the lookout for another chance to win a copy of INTO THE WILD on my Facebook page!

Pre-Release Giveaway -#1

In a few short days my September 1 release, INTO THE WILD, hits the shelves. To celebrate, I'm giving away a few copies over the next week via this blog, Facebook, and my newsletter. Today's giveaway takes place right HERE!

First, a blurb about the story....
This is one call she can’t resist…

When River Kane's fiancĂ© abandons her at the altar for being too conventional, she's heartbroken. But everything changes when her estranged archaeologist father sends her his journal—filled with cryptic maps and a note indicating he's in mortal danger. Worried, River faces her greatest fears and flies to the Amazon to find him. But she needs a guide. Someone completely unlike danger-seeker Spenser McGraw.

A charismatic treasure hunter who thrives on risk, Spenser hosts the popular TV show Into the Wild, dedicated to locating lost treasures and mythical icons. But River's father's life depends on discretion, and too-sexy Spenser is all about publicity. Forced to team up,…

Gearing up for Adventure!

Yikes. Where, oh, where does the time go? 12 days until the release of INTO THE WILD. That's right. In 12 days you'll be able to escape to South America for a romantic adventure starring celebrity tresure seeker, Spenser McGraw, and photographer (germaphobe), River Kane! Thus far, I've only seen one review, but it's a doozy!  RT BookReviews voted Into the Wild a TOP PICK!!

"Reminiscent of Romancing the Stone and Indiana Jones, Ciotta has an exciting story with humor, sex, romance, mystery and a to-die-for hero. Wonderful characters and a delightful adventure that readers can participate in without ever leaving home." -- 4 1/2 stars, Susan Mobley, RT BOOKreviews
Needless to say I am over the moon. Hopefully, after the read, you will be, too!

In other news... For those of you who prefer to listen to your tales, I recently received exciting that news that Into the the Wild will be available in audio format! I'll let you know as soon as I know the link.

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