Archive for May, 2013


Nook HD+ Winner!

May 31, 2013

Congrats to Kim, the winner of the Nook HD+!

And thank you to all the people who entered! I had over 1500 entries, which was amazing. And the newsletter subscribers who responded helped me plan future giveaways and prizes for them. Thank you again!

I’ll be doing another giveaway for my newsletter subscribers in September for a $100 gift card to Amazon, so if you haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet, please do!


Double Daphne!

May 28, 2013


The awards keep coming for The Soulbearer Trilogy! I excited to announce that A Soul For Trouble and A Soul For Chaos are both finalists for the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award. I’m up against some fantastic books, and I’m thrilled to be included as a finalist alongside them. The winners will be announced at RWA Nationals in July.


Special Sale!

May 21, 2013

soulbearer box

I’m planning on taking my Soulbearer boxed set off the market at the end of the month*, but this week, I’m placing it on sale for $0.99 at Amazon, B&N, and Kobo. Grab it while you can for this special price, and please tell others! Sale ends Friday!

*(don’t worry – I’ll still have the individual books up for sale after this)


A Soul For Vengeance is out now!!

May 13, 2013

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Book 3 of the Soulbearer Trilogy

Nothing stirs up Chaos like Vengeance.

When Prince Kell returns to Ranello, he finds his homeland in ashes. The invaders from Thallus destroyed everything he held dear, leaving him heir to a throne he can’t claim. The thirst for vengeance consumes him and drives him right into the arms of the most unlikely of rebel leaders.

Zara has fought for months to keep the hopes of the Ranellian people alive. Finding Kell is just the thing their dying rebellion needs. But as she tries to soothe Kell’s bitterness and turn him into the leader he’s meant to be, she finds herself desiring the one man she believes she’ll never have. A man whose heart was broken by a yellow-haired witch named Arden Soulbearer.

Available in ebook at B&N, Amazon, All Romance EbooksKobo and Apple!

Available in print at Amazon, B&N, Book Depository, Powells, and IndieBound!

Read the first chapter here!


The Soulbearer Trilogy Contest

May 9, 2013

nook HD

The celebrate the finale of The Soulbearer Trilogy, I’m giving away a brand new Nook HD+ with a N2A Sim card (which can turn the Nook into a full Android tablet capable of supporting Kindle, Kobo, and other apps).

Here are the ways you can earn entries:

  • Subscribe to my newsletter = 5 entries (Bonus – If you subscribe to my newsletter before May 12, you’ll find a way to earn more entries)
  • Like me on Facebook = 2 entries
  • Add my books to your shelf in Goodreads = 1 entry per book
  • Leave a review for A Soul For Trouble or A Soul For Chaos = 3 entries per book per site (ex – Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, etc)
  • Leave a review for A Soul For Vengeance = 10 entries per site
  • Mention A Soul For Vengeance with a buy link on Facebook = 5 entries
  • Tweet about A Soul For Vengeance using #ASFV = 1 entry per day
  • Tweet, blog, share on Facebook about this contest = 2 entries per method
  • Vote for my books on the Epic Fantasy Romance list on Goodreads = 1 entry per vote

Rules and Fine Print: Open to everyone, but be aware that this device may not work overseas without an adapter. People who are already subscribers to my newsletter automatically qualify for 5 entries. People who’ve already left reviews for A Soul For Vengeance automatically qualify for 10 entries. Please use the contact form on my webpage to let me know about your activities to ensure I can keep track of them all, especially with Goodreads and Facebook since those can be a little harder to follow. Please use the hashtags and/or include @crista_mchugh with your tweets to make sure I see them. Contest runs from May 9-30, 2013. Winner will be drawn from entries using and announced May 31, 2013, on my blog and Facebook page. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited.


Two More Finals!!

May 8, 2013

2013 Finalist Badge

So far, this week is off to a great start, contest-wise! I found out on Monday that A Soul For Trouble is a finalist for WisRWA’s 2012 Write Touch Reader’s Award, and I found out tonight that A Soul For Chaos is a finalist for 2013 Prism Award!!


Brenda Novak Auction!

May 1, 2013

It’s May, which means it’s time for  Brenda Novak’s Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research. This is something really personal to me since multiple members of my family have diabetes (and my odds of getting it are pretty high, too). So this year, I donated TWO prize packs full of goodies for people to bid on. Please take a look at them and the other great items, and BID, BID, BID!!!


Tangled Web Prize Pack

  • Autographed copy of Tangled Web
  • Custom Roman-style Necklace and Earrings
  • Coach wristlet
  • $50 Amazon GC
  • $25 Sephora GC
  • $25 Spa-Finder GC
  • Rome Honeysuckle Amore Shower Gel and Lotion

$225 value


Soulbearer Trilogy Prize Pack

  • Autographed copies of A Soul For Trouble, A Soul For Chaos, and A Soul For Vengeance
  • Coach Handbag
  • $100 Barnes and Noble GC
  • Custom hand-stamped bracelet – “Life is dull without a little Chaos”
  • Trouble, Chaos, and Vengeance Body Butters

A $420 Value