Thursday, April 15, 2010

Heidi R. Kling & Erica Hayes SHOUT-OUT Day(extra entry Birthday Phenomenon)

Today is Shout-Out Day. This means I will be giving a shout out to the Authors who have participated in the Birthday Phenomenon. They have all gone above and beyond to make this event happen. So what better way to thank them, then stopping by their sites!

To Gain the extra entry you must visit BOTH authors site and tell me what you enjoyed about the sites!

Today's Shout-Out goes to Heidi R. Kling & Erica Hayes!

Heidi R. Kling

(taken from her site)

Short bio:

Heidi R. Kling likes people, stories and blue things, necessarily in that order. A native Californian, she relocated briefly to NYC where she earned her MFA in Writing for Children from the New School. Heidi resides with her family in Northern California just over the coastal mountains from the sea, where she alternately wears flip-flops and Ugg Boots. And is quite happy. 

Heidi R. Kling is Sponsoring 14 Sea bookmarks Cleverly Inked Button

You can visit Heidi by clicking HERE!

Erica Hayes

(taken from her site)

Erica Hayes. That's me. Author of the Shadowfae Chronicles.

I live in the luckiest country in the world. I've done law student, air force officer, editorial assistant and musician. And now I have the best job in the world -- imagining.

In my stories, magic and wonder abounds. But the mortal world is an enchanted place too, if you know how to look. I've laughed atop the Great Wall, sported with the gargoyles at Notre Dame and gazed up awestruck at the Great Pyramid. Let me share that sense of wonder with you.

Just because you don't see it right away doesn't mean it's not there. So laugh under the stars. Dance in the rain. Howl at the moon. You never know who's watching.

Erica Hayes is Sponsoring
Shadowglass; The Shadowfae Chronicles paperback
Shadowglass bookmark

Cleverly Inked Button

You can visit Erica by clicking HERE!

Here are a few other books from the Series



And the next in the series which will release September 2010

As I was saying before to gain an extra entry please stop by BOTH authors site and tell me here what you loved about them!

If you have not entered in the Birthday Phenomenon and don't know what I am talking about click HERE!


host said...

Hi! I really like both sites. Erica's banner is great. The photo of the city by night and the text with glow to its edges are very well composed. Heidi's site has a very good navigation and her love for blue is evident :)

Kelly said...

Hi, Liz, Heidi and Erica! I really liked Heidi's header on her website because I think it represents her book really well. I was surprised to learn that the header was designed by Maggie Stiefvater (which I assume is the author of Shiver because who else has that last name???). How cool is that? I enjoyed Erica's playlists for her books. Playlists are so much fun and help create a kind of mood for the book.

elizabeth said...

Hi! I'm a new follower. I love your site! Ok, back to the post...

I like Heidi R. Kling's use of blue on her blog. It is really pretty.

Erica Hayes' blog is cool too! I love her playlists. I like discovering new music!

pirate_pony2 at yahoo dot com

Juju at Tales of said...


In both cases they have amazing headers with mesmerizing eyes.

You know me ;)


Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I'm already in love with Erica's series... but I love the simplicity of her website and that lightning strike - sweet!

Heidi is new to me and her website does a good job of mimicking the cool mellow feel of the sea.. well especially with the beach at the bottom. LOL

mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

Readerly Person said...

I love love loved Heidi's banner, and in general I thought the way her website was designed (graphically and otherwise) is really easy on the eye and therefore good. SEA is on my to-read list, and has been forever, so I am totally psyched that she's in the contest! I also love that a ton of the songs on the SEA playlist are ones that I know and love!

Again, the thing I most enjoyed about Erica's site was the banner, and the way the links are set up at the top of the page.

Props to both authors for designing some beautiful, eye catching banners.

- Rebecca

bookaholic said...

YAY to Heidi and Erica!!

Cherry said...

Been to Heidi's site... hey, I didn't know that Maggie Stiefvater does header graphics!! I like the header!

I like the way Erica's site is easy to navigate.

Cherry Mischievous
mischivus101-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I adored Heidi's water/mermaid theme - her banner is way cool!

I appreciated that even though Erica's banner and outer edges are black (and very cool) she has the writing on a white Background! Thank you, Erica!

Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf said...

Well first thing I like about both of their sites is their beautiful headers. That's the first thing that attracts me to a website.

Wow, Heidi has it displayed on her website for you to contact her publicist for ARCS to review, which you don't see very often.

I really like how Erica Hayes has the interviews that she has done with our fellow bloggers displayed on her homepage. That's always awesome to see a name you know and trust. She also has a great short story prequel to Shadowfae, and it was the reason that I had to get myself a copy of the book!

Looking forward to reading books from both of these new to me authors.

YzhaBella (aka Kate) said...

Hi Everyone!

I simply love the header over at Heidi's place! It's gorgeous! Ans her opening comment: "Welcome! I'm happy you found me" is very inviting to new visitors!

Erica's place rocks! I really like the way the menu bar follows the line of the header! And in the extras section she shares play lists and trailers for her books. Nice touch!

Kate aka YzhaBella's BookShelf

Giada M said...

I LOVE the header on Heidi's blog!And love her book trailer!
Erica's blog is very lovely, too. I like the playlists and book trailer.
They are both AWESOME blogs!

Giada M.
fabgiada @

Kailia Sage said...

I've always loved how well Heidi's website relates to her book! I love Erica's header! It looks so great with the city night light and the very mysterious girl and the lightning. I also like how the nav (menu?) bar flows around the header! I also love how it goes with Erica's book setting! I also love the Sea trailer!

Kirsten said...

Heidi doesn't need to tell us that she loves blue, you can see it immediatly when you enter her site ;) and i really like Erica's header.. I wanna read all their books ;)
great giveaway ;) i'd love to be a winner :) haha


Elizabeth Morgan said...

Both sites were really awesome. The thing I loved about both was the pictures at the top of the site. They really drew you in and were amazing.

Aik said...

I love Heidi's site because it has a blue theme. I love the modern, creative header of Erica's site. The pictures of her books' covers are gorgeous! said...

I visited both sites and like both author's blogs a lot. Heidi and I share a love of blue and the photo of the shore line at the bottom was really pretty. I liked the music on Erica's site. It's nice to have music on a website about books...sort of helps to set the mood for the book.

I'm so excited about this giveaway...great job.

bianca_riot said...

Heidis Site-i love it, because blue is my fav colour, and her website is blue. Her header really does represent her novel which makes it feel more inviting. Its very simple, but really comforting.

Ericas Site- it has a very active feel and sets the mood well. The menu options are cool because they are combined with the header pattern, which i liked.

Both great Sites!

skyla11377 said...

I Liked How Heidi Had Such An Awesome Background First Of All. I Also Like How Welcoming Her Site Was.

I Liked The City Nightlife Of Erica's Page It Is Pretty Kool. I Liked How She Had Links To Her Other Pages Like Twitter And Live Journal.

Hannah S said...

I've seen those books everywhere! Sorry... kinda random. :P
Love, Hannah

KC said...

I love that Heidi got her inspiration for SEA from her husband's trip to Indonesia.

I love that Erica has made playlists for her 3 books. :-)

Brodie said...

I'm going to have to repeat what everyone else has said here - both sites look VERY visually impressive!

I love Heidi's blue theme! An amazing banner coupled with an amazing book with amazing blue eyes and an amazing blue-coloured site, equals the perfect remedy to chase away the 'bad' blues you might be feeling!

And I love this quote on Erica's website - "Just because you don't see it right away doesn't mean it's not there. So laugh under the stars. Dance in the rain. Howl at the moon. You never know who's watching." <3

linz said...

Heidi R King - I really like the Presskit that Heidi has. It gives a quick insight to her book and her writing, especially why she writes.

Erica Hayes - I loved the background she has. It's beautiful. And I love that she has excerpts and even has the prequel up for download. I MUST have the Shadowfae books now! They sound amazing.

Kimberly H. said...

I also loved Heidi's banner! So pretty, I love the blue!

My favorite part of Erica's site were the playlists and trailers for her books.

Amy J - Book Addict said...

Heidi: Her homepage!

Erica: Easy navigation!

Amy J

Tina said...

The Heidi's site has a great backgound and the colours represent really well the book (Sea).
What I like the most in the Erica's site are the playlist! The songs are great and go perfecty with the books! Ans the trailers are also fantastic!!


ChickLitGirl said...

I like how Heidi's site features her book AND book trailer on the home page.
I like the header on Erica's site. Its so cool, the whole city theme, with those pretty eyes!

Emma Kate "Coops" @ Whats Cracking Coops said...

On Heidi's site...I love the FOOTER! Oh my gosh, beautiful! Check out those rocks! I'm a banner girl usually, but I love that layout :) I also love the general straight-forwardness of the webby :)

I like that Erica's site has book synopsises and covers directly on the home page. Cuts straight to the point and is set out nicely! I like to be able to go to an authors site and know immediately what their books are about :)

Brianna Bruce said...

I have a strange feeling that I commented on this, but I don't see my comment anywhere, so...

1. Heidi R. Kling's website was spectacular. It was like a mystical ocean, what with her gorgeous banner and the ethereal colors surrounding it. Amazing!

2. Erica Hayes's website was perfect! I mean, the breathtaking city banner fit her urban fantasy genre perfectly! Wow. All of these authors were right on par with their stories with their websites.

+2 points, I believe! Thanks!