Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Win a Bundle of Books!

I recently in my wanderings around the web, found this contest running and thought I'd post it up here so other fellow Paranormal Romance readers could enjoy entering to win a bunch of fabulous books. Kelley Armstrong is hosting it and has two of her books mentioned in the prize along with over a dozen other great authors. So hop on over to: or click the title link above and try your luck at winning some awesome books!


Monday, July 28, 2008

BittenByBooks Kicks off the Bloggy Carnival

(Please note the below is copied off the Blog. To go there click the title above or go here: Your contest entry will NOT Count if you post here so please go post over at BittenByBooks to win. Good luck!)

The Bloggy Carnival is here! Starting on July 28th 2008 and ending at midnight Pacific time Saturday August 2nd 2008. You will have several ways to win the AMAZING prizes listed on our blog. Winners will be announced by Wednesday August 6th. Remember to visit all of the other participating blogs at the Bloggy Carnival. We are just one stop of hundreds! Many of our contributors ship internationally, so don’t be shy, everybody whether you are in the US or not, or whether you have your own blog is welcome to participate!!


Readers, here’s how to enter the contest. You can do one or all of these things, and each one will give an additional entry and thus MORE chances to win.

1. SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter here on the right hand side of the site. You MUST verify your subscription via the email the site will send you. Unverified subscribers will not be entered into the contest. This option is for new subscribers only.

2. Post this blog post in it’s entirety with a link to our contest here at your blog, group or website and you will be given additional entries to win. You MUST post the links where you have shared the info in one response here in this thread. The more places you post the event, the more entries you get, so spread the word! NOTE: Don’t worry if your post doesn’t show up right away or you get an error message, the spam filter on the site will catch it if there are too many links. I will approve your posts so no need to worry, if this happens please don’t post your list multiple times. Check back later in the week to see if it is up.

3. Visit each of the sites who have contributed to our event below and pick ONE favorite item from each store or author and come post the LINK to that item or the page the items is on here in this post. You can do one or all of the sites, you get an entry for each business you visit and the ONE item link you post here. Try to combine all of your items into one big post. NOTE: Don’t worry if your post doesn’t show up right away or you get an error message, the spam filter on the site will catch it if there are too many links. I will approve your posts so no need to worry, if this happens please don’t post your list multiple times. Check back later in the week to see if it is up.

4. Make a purchase today from ANY or all of the retailers participating on our page (see list below) and send us a copy of the receipt for your purchase to: racoo.smith @ (no spaces) for an additional entry. You get entries for every purchase you make. Be SURE to put BBB Contest Entry in the subject line so it doesn’t get lost in our spam filter.

5. Read through the Bitten by Books blog and find your favorite review and come back here and post the LINK to it. One favorite review per contestant please.

6. Come back daily to see more options for winning and possibly more prizes to compete for. New companies or prizes may be added to the bottom of the list.

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8. Stumble or share the post with any social networking sites. There is a button right at the end of this post that says share.

Be sure you leave a valid email and your name when posting here so we can contact you if you are the winner. We will contact the winners and request your first/last name and a valid email which we will give to the retailer whose prize you have one. It is up to the individual retailers to award your prizes. If we do not hear back from winners within one week of contacting you, you prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen. We reserve the right to delete any inappropriate or inflammatory remarks or comments.

Be SURE to visit our sister site Weird Stuff In My Desk who will be offering up a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Sephora to one lucky participant as well as over $975.00 of dollars in different gift certificates for the Bloggy Carnival ! Go here
and see what you could win! The directions for entry are set up there as well! Have fun and happy Carnival!

A BIG thank you to our fabulous contributors!!

Here is the list of AMAZING prizes you are trying to win!

Sloan McBride - $20.00 Paypal Gift Certificate
Paranormal Romance Author

Allie Boniface - $20.00 Gift Card
Best-selling Author of Contemporary Romance and Women’s Fiction ~ “Because everybody needs a great love story…”

Eternal Press 3 free e-books to 1 each to 3 different winners
Eternal Press: Excellence in ebook entertainment with paperback versions coming soon.

Mundania Press - 2 $10.00 Gift Certificates
Extraordinary books by talented authors

Ann Tracy Marr - $15.00 Gift Card
Romance Author

Lyrical Press - 5 -$10.00 Gift Certificates
A full service publishing house, Lyrical Press has a little something for every reader’s tastes.

Awe-Struck E-Books - 4 Sets of Ebooks
Set One: Love’s Reflection by Carol North, Fiery Falls by Mary Anconetani, Let them Eat Cake by Kathy Pratt
Set Two: The Hungry Heart, The Hero’s Best Friend, The Princess and the Promise all three by Elise Dee Beraru
Set Three: Thwarting Magic by Ann Tracy Marr, Temporary Governess by Blaise Kilgallen, In the Running by Dee Lloyd—-two of these three books in this ‘bundle’ are Regencies
Set Four: Tomorrow’s Promise, Brothers by Blood, Ghost Dancers, all by DL Rogers (a western historical trilogy)
Awe-Struck E-Books publishes ebooks in Romance, SF, SF Romance, Regency, Western Romance, New Age, Inspirational, Teen Fiction, and Historical, And we are unique to the reading world with our Ennoble titles that feature heroes with disabilities. All our ebooks are available in HTML, PDF, Palm, Pocket PC, Rocket; and some titles are also available for the Sony Reader.

Changeling Press, LLC - $10 Gift Certificate and a $5.00 Gift Certificate
Quality Erotic Adventures Designed with your PDA in Mind!
**Erotic Books- ADULT Content **

Bitten By Books - $50.00 Gift Card

eXcessica - $25.00 in FREE Books
**Erotic Books- ADULT Content **

Reader’s Eden E-Bookstore - $15 Gift Certificate
Over 300 electronic books in almost all genres.

WindLegends Ink - A Baker’s Dozen (13) e-books to thirteen different winners. Their choice of novels currently in release.
Author Charlotte Boyett-Compo
Where sensuous dark fantasy slips into the arms of his hungry mistress. **Erotic Books- ADULT Content **

Sidhe Na Daire - $15 redeemable for one set of costume horns (winner may specify color/s, but shape and size may vary, due to availability) or one book of similar value.
Author Danielle Ackley-McPhail
A site of creative outlet for genre author Danielle Ackley-McPhail, featuring her fiction and crafts.

Author Judith Rochelle - $25.00 Gift Certificate to Wild Rose Press
Come visit my web site for romantic suspense. **Erotic Books- ADULT Content **

Author Desiree Holt - $25.00 Gift Certificate to Wild Rose Press
Come visit my web site for the hottest romances around. **Erotic Books- ADULT Content **

Author Ann Cory - $10.00 Gift Card
Escape into a Magical Seduction **Erotic Books- ADULT Content **

Rowena Cherry - $25 Gift Certificate to
Talk Show Host

Passionate Internet Voices Radio - $25 Gift Certificate to

Courtney Mroch - 2 $10 Gift Certificates to and 1 $20 Gift Card
Author of mysterious horror/fantasy and paranormal romantic mysteries.

D. McEntire - $10 Walmart gift card and a goodie pack, which includes a t-shirt, hat and other promo items.
Romance Author **Erotic Books- ADULT Content **

Whiskey Creek Press 4 - $6.00 Gift Certificates
Whiskey Creek Press has been publishing great books by outstanding authors in all genres since March 2003, and we welcome readers to our two websites, and

Mistress Rae’s Decadent Designs - Prize package including: Bat Rosary-Style Bracelet w/ matching earrings, the entire collection of my B&W Gothic Postcard Prints (18 in total) signed by artist, and their choice of a Gothic or Fantasy mini Poster print (signed by artist)
Gothic/Horror & Paranormal Romance Author, jewelry designer and Gothic still-photographer. Will ship prize package worldwide.

Sapphire Phelan - $10.00 Gift Certificate from Phaze Books
Go beyond the usual, instead take the unusual that stretches the boundaries and find romance with Sapphire Phelan’s aliens, werewolves, vampires, fairies, and other supernatural/otherworldly heroes and heroines.

Blood of the Muse Giveaway

I by chance found this great blog 'Blood of the Muse', and they just happened to be giving away not one but two copies of "Kushiel's Scion" by Jacqueline Carey. Both are even autographed by the author. The blog is located at: or just click on the title above to be magically teleported there. So hope on over and enter to win. The contest ends August 15th. Good luck!


Saturday, July 26, 2008

RR@H Novel Thoughts & Book Talk Scavenger Hunt!

I liked the theme of this hunt. That since your not at the RWA this year, you participate in the scavenger hunt and thus get a chance to win a bunch of autographed books right at the tip of your fingers. A big thank you to Mad, for thinking of everyone, having the books signed beforehand with such a great thought and idea, and for allowing us all to join in the fun. Now, your asking, what books will be given away? Try two bundles! Just look at these fabulous authors:

Box One will include, in no order:

SEA WITCH by Virginia Kantra
SHIFTER by Angela Knight, Lora Leigh, Alyssa Day & Virginia Kantra
HOT CITY NIGHTS by Sandra Marton, Sarah Mayberry & Emilie Rose
BEFORE THE STORM by Diane Chamberlain
NICHOLAS by Elizabeth Amber
RAINE by Elizabeth Amber

Box Two will include, in no order:

IN THE PRINCE’s BED by Sabrina Jeffries
NEVER LIE TO A LADY by Liz Carlyle
SHATTERED BY THE C.E.O. by Emilie Rose

And not only that, but in addition to the books, there will be various bookmarks, pens, magnets thrown into the boxes too. Also, a handy dandy Bookcover to keep prying eyes off your book while reading away from home or keeping a book cover fresh and clean. So what are you waiting for? Get on over to (or click the above title link) and start hunting! As always, I wish you the best of luck!


Charlaine Harris's True Blood Music

Well, if your a fan of Charaline Harris's Southern Vampire Mystery series, get ready! Because HBO's "True Blood" series dedicated to the book line is due out soon. Here's a sneak peak at the soundtrack...

Dorothy Hearst Giveaway

I happened to come across J. Kaye's Book Blog and they have a giveaway going on there. Dorothy Hearst's book is up, being reviewed by J. Kaye. And the author is graciously giving away an ARC ( Advanced Readers Copy)of her new book "Promise of the Wolves". Personally, this is a new author and book for me but the synopsis sounds really good:


Never consort with humans. Never kill a human unprovoked. Never allow a mixed-blood wolf to live.

At least that’s what the wolves of the Wide Valley believe. Until a young wolf dares to break the rules—and forever alters the relationship between wolves and the humans who share their world.

Born of a forbidden mixed-blood litter and an outcast after her mother is banished, Kaala is determined to earn a place in the Swift River pack. But her world is turned upside down when she saves a human girl from drowning. Risking expulsion from their pack and banishment from the Wide Valley, Kaala and her young packmates begin to hunt with the humans and thus discover the long-hidden bond between the two clans. But when war between wolves and humans threatens, Kaala learns the lies behind the wolf’s promise. Lies that force her to choose between safety for herself and her friends and the survival of her pack—and perhaps of all wolf- and humankind.

The Book...

Set 14,000 years ago, Promise of the Wolves takes you to a land where time is counted in phases of the moon, distance is measured in wolflengths, and direction by the scent of the nearest trail. Join Kaala and her pack in a spellbinding adventure set in a fantastical world filled with lore.'

I think after reading that, you might agree that this book sounds very promising. So hop on over to: or click the title of this post to be magically teleported and then comment away. A winner will drawn August 2nd so don't forget to check back. Good luck!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ann Cory On Werewolves

Ann Cory is one seriously talented woman and this week she's talking about one of my favorite paranormal creatures of the night "Werewolves" over at Bittenbybooks. The link: or simply click the title above and be magically teleported. Either way, definitely stop by to read what Ann Cory has to say, find out her inspiration for this creature of the night and how it lead to her newest book "The Howl and the Pussycat" which can be purchased over at Samhain Publishing. And while you there, be sure and leave a question or two so you can be entered the win the twenty dollar gift card they are giving away. Then you can zip on over to Amazon and order one of Ann Cory's other delightful books like "Under a Warlock's Spell" or "Melting Iron". SO what are you still reading this for? Get on over there and comment! Good luck!


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Terra's X-Mas in July Giveaway!

I just found out about another Christmas in July contest happening over at Terra's Book Blog located at . To magically be teleported to the post, just click on the title post above. Terra has great stuff to give away. Signed books, corrected proofs and more. Just make sure you comment and keep checking back to see the developments. This contest ends July 24th so go post a comment and get your entry in!


Friday, July 11, 2008

Christmas in July Extravaganza!!!

I simply had to blog about the goings on over at Anna Kathryne Lanier's blog. She and her friends are having a Christmas in July event all month long. So everyday at her blog or one her participating friend's blogs, you can enter to win the day's prize simply by commenting. Thats five chances to win five prizes per day! Now tell me that that doesn't peak your interest? Anna's blog can be found at or you can click the post title and you'll be magically teleported there. The other co-elves participating in this event are:

Skhye Moncrief's Blog:

Sky Purrington's Blog:

Kyann Waters' Blog:

Tarah Scott's Blog:

Crystal Adkin's Blog:

Have fun, comment away, and good luck!


Huge Hatchette Bookshipper Book Giveaway!

Ever dream about getting a surprise huge box of books delivered to your door? And completely free! How you ask? Simply go on over and visit Bookshipper's blog at or click the link in the post title above and comment on the book post. The gang at Hatchette books donated the books and Bookshipper is happily giving them away. And with over 14 titles to win as a bunch, you are sure to find a more then a few new favorite authors. Good luck one and all! Giveaway ends July 31st.


Sidhe Vicious Reviews Dante + Contest

*** Update*** I won this contest! Simply thrilled here. ***

Yes, you read that title right. Dante from Adrian Phoenix's "A Rush of Wings" is being interviewed over at Sidhe Vicious Reviews Blog over at And if you want a faster link, just click the title of the post and as always, it will take you right to the contest. Now you heard mention of the contest involved too right? Just go over and read through the interview and at the end, don't forget to comment for a chance to win a signed copy of Dante's story "A Rush of Wings". But you better hurry, this contest is only open until July 15th. Good luck to one and all!!


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Interview and Contest with author Linda Wisdom!

If your like me, you definitely know who Linda Wisdom is. But for those of you who don't she is an awesome author. She's written some heartfelt Harlequin and Silhouette books but has just recently decided to try writing paranormal romance. Her newest release is "50 Ways to Hex Your Lover" and has the coolest cover as seen above. Over at Bitten By Books, Linda Wisdom has been inteviewed and is having a giveaway for a copy of her book or an gift card. Be sure to stop by and enter by either going here: or clicking the title above which will take you directly to the post. Contest ends on July 10th. And for those of you who already have this book, be on the look out for "Hex Appeal" which will be out in a few months. And as an extra tidbit, be sure to read the questions posted in the comments. Linda tells a little about her other new book "Wicked By Any Other Name". Wicked isn't due out until some time next year but I'm definitely looking forward to it.


Wednesday, July 02, 2008

TheKoolAidMom's Border Giftcard Giveaway

There's a neat blog called "In the Shadow of Mt. TBR" that's run by TheKoolAidMom. Don't you love her name? Me too. And she's giving away a twenty dollar gift card to Border's books if your interested. You have until July 31st to enter. As an added incentive, you might want to spread the word on this contest, the more entries that are recieved, the more prizes that are given away. Plus, adding this contest on your own site or blog gives you more entries. And yes, that was a pull for me but truthfully, I would have blogged about the giveaway anyhow because hey, who wouldn't want to win a free gift card right? Right! So here's the link: or click on the title above to get to the contest. Good luck!