Thursday, December 30, 2004

You can help...and maybe win a cool basket

~PHAZE TSUNAMI DISASTER RELIEF RAFFLE~

Phaze will be raffling a basket full of goodies donated by our authors and friends to benefit tsunami relief. How do you enter?

Simply make a donation to any established nonprofit relief organization (such as the American Red Cross, Doctors Without Boundaries, or the UN World Food Programme) and forward your emailed donation receipt (which should contain no sensitive information) to Phaze at tsunami *at phazebooks *dot* com. The receipt is for proof of donation ONLY and will not be used for any other purpose than to enter you into the raffle. Limit 2 entries (donations to different organizations) per person.

Links to the above mentioned organizations are on our website at http://www.phaze.com

Your donation to these organizations is TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.

Included in the gift basket so far:

~New (still sealed) Franklin eBookman with 8 mb internal memory and 2 extra memory sticks with 16 mb each. Also includes USB cradle, software, and documentation. (Will read Mobipocket ebooks!) Contributed by Phaze
~CD-ROM containing Mobipocket versions of each one of Phaze's available books, plus various extras
~Glycerin soaps handmade by M. Barnette
~Book bag autographed by Madeleine Oh
~Heart-shaped pendant contributed by Leigh Ellwood
~Godiva Chocolates contributed by Trixie Stilletto
~Autographed paperback copy of EPPIE Finalist book Music of my Heart, by Dana Elian (contributed by Stacey King)
~$25 American Express Gift Certificate contributed by Robin Slick
~Beaded bookmark and key ring handmade by Stacey King
~Hand-crocheted bookmark and doilies contributed by M. Barnette's mom
~Bath & Body Works 'Let it Grow' Indoor Garden gift pack contributed by Devi Sparks

Please check our website often for additional goodies that have been donated!

AGAIN, SEND YOUR PROOF OF DONATION TO: tsunami *at phazebooks *dot* com

Drawing will be held on January 31st, 2005, and the gift basket mailed to the winner.

If you would like to donate items to the gift basket, please email Stacey King at slking *at* phaze *dot* com with details. Item donations are NOT tax deductible. All contributions will be listed on the front page of the Phaze website.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

An Entertaining Stiff

Not THAT kind of stiff! Sheesh. You have such a dirty mind!! *grin*

One of my Christmas gifts this year was a gift certificate to Amazon.com. So with great exuberance, I scurried over and bought, among other titles, a book I've been wanting since it first came out in hardcover two years ago: STIFF: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, by Mary Roach.

Before you say "Ew, gross," let me tell you that the book is a New York Times bestseller for good reason. It presents many of the opportunities available exclusively to the recently deceased with droll humor and a sense of respect for those who offer their abandoned earthly vessels for the betterment of humankind.

You can read Chapter One here:
http://www.bordersstores.com/features/feature.jsp?file=stiff

Okay, now you can say "Ew, gross."

Have a safe new year,
~Devi

Friday, December 17, 2004

She's hit the big time now

Okay, so it's about time I organized a newsletter. I'm tickled that people are eager for Gina's story, and want to keep abreast on how it and other stories are progressing.

I'm hoping to send out one newsletter every month, probably around the 5th.

What's in it for you? Weeellll, sneak peaks, mini-contests, and freebies for a start. And then there's always...news.

So here's the deal: On January 3, I will be randomly choosing two lucky subscribers to my newsletter to receive a complimentary copy of my 5-Star, 5-Ribbon book, Fairy Godlover. If you win and you've already purchased Fairy Godlover, you'll get my next TWO books free and EARLY!

Subscribe now by visiting http://groups.yahoo.com/group/devisparks_news/ or sending an email to: devisparks_news-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Happy Holidays!
~Devi

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Somebody pinch me

Fairy Godlover recieved FIVE Ribbons from Miaka Chase at Romance Junkies! *doing the mambo on my desk*

You can see the entire wonderful review here:
http://www.romancejunkies.com/artman/publish/article_2598.shtml

*ba ba bam ba da bam bam bah*

Sunday, December 05, 2004

2 x 5 Stars = One ecstatic author

Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to go RIGHT? I know they only come once in a blue moon, but when they do, you just have to sit down at the end of the day and thank God you noticed how great a day you had.

Today was one of those days. Not only did I get all the laundry done--which is an accomplishment in and of itself--but I was also truly blessed with two outstanding reviews from Just Erotic Romance Reviews. Two separate reviewers gave Fairy Godlover five stars, and one gave it an 'Orgasmic' rating. How absolutely fabulous is that?!

I've posted both highlights of the revies and the full text of the reviews HERE.

I am unspeakably honored--and very VERY excited!

~Devi

P.S. I invite you to sign up for my free newsletter! Visit the Yahoo site or send an email to devisparks_news-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

It's here!

Ta-daahhh! *insert fanfare of your choice* Fairy Godlover is here!

http://www.phazebooks.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=29

:-)
~Devi

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