Preorder Giveaway Winners!

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in my Becoming Jinn Preorder Party!

Preordering is one of the best things you can do for an author, especially a debut like me. Early sales are key for showing a publisher that there is demand for a book and this in turn can help increase support both in bookstores and internally on the marketing side. It even comes into play when authors go to sell their next books to their publishers.

Preorders are so important that I decided to offer two ways to thank readers who snap up Becoming Jinn prior to release.




The first of those offers—one for aspiring writers—concluded on January 31.

And now it’s time to announce the winners!

The winners are:

Ashley Hearn (@AshleyHearn): Full manuscript critique by me

Diana Pinguicha (@pinguicha): First chapter critique by agent Lucy Carson

C.L. McCollum (@C_L_McCollum): Query critique by agent Lucy Carson

Congratulations! And a huge thank you to all the writers who entered my contest and trusted me to read and critique their first pages and queries. It was an honor.



Party On, Dude, Party On

Is That It? Is the Preorder Party Over?

No! Gift Cards Still Up for Grabs!

Preorder Thank You Runs Through April 25! 

Preorder Becoming Jinn from any online or local retailer and e-mail me a copy of the receipt, dated no later than April 25, 2015, at, and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win one of several gift cards to places like Starbucks, iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and more in amounts ranging from $5-$25. The more preorders I get, the more gift cards I’ll offer! (I may even toss in a $50 one, so spread the word!)

Winners will be chosen at random on April 27 and notified by e-mail.

As a special bonus, and to support my favorite local indie, if you preorder or buy from Porter Square Books by April 25, you’ll earn an EXTRA ENTRY in the raffle. Plus, you can then also get it SIGNED by me!

To order a signed/personalized copy from Porter Square Books, after you add Becoming Jinn to your cart, just enter “signed copy” and the name to make it out to in the comments field on Porter Square’s online ordering form. Then send me a copy of the receipt and you’ll earn two entries in the gift card raffle.

Thank you!










Official Rules

Gift card giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and U.S. territories. No purchase necessary. Winners chosen April 27, 2015. Winners notified by email and announced on Web site. Winners have 30 days to claim prizes by responding to the notification about winning the prize otherwise they forfeit entry. Mail entries to lori at lorigoldsteinbooks dot com. One per person. Void where prohibited by law.

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