Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

~~Merry Christmas one and all! I hope you get all your wishing for and more this holiday season.~~

I've been so busy with the countdown to Christmas that I haven't posted much on this blog, including results to my Christmas contest. I promise to fix all that after Christmas. Thank you for your patience and for those who win a prize, you will get extra for the wait.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Crystal & LV's Christmas Contest

Welcome to Crystal and Lady Vampire’s 1st Christmas Contest!

This will be only my second time hosting my own contest. And I couldn’t think of a better friend to celebrate with then Crystal. She’s a wonderful woman and a kindred spirit. The kind of friend who keeps giving of herself all year long even if she might not see all the gifts she gives to others so freely. And I’m sure you all know exactly what I mean. That you have those precious few friends who mean the world to you and keep you smiling even when your not going through the best of times. And what better time to celebrate that friendship then now during Christmas.
Which brings me to this giveaway. I want to celebrate with all of you also this year so Crystal and I have gotten together to come up with a few prizes. How this works is this contest will run from Monday Dec 15th – Sunday Dec 21st. Monday the 22nd winners will be announced at both Crystal’s and my blog/myspace pages. And what can you win? Here are the prizes:

Crystal's Goodies: PDF's
Bad Boy Cowboy by Carol Lynne
Fantasy Man by Summer Jordan
Hunting Diablo by Ellie Tremayne
Secret Santa by Jamie Hill
Vows of a Vampire by Ann Cory

Lady V's Goodies:
PRINT-"I'm Dreaming of some White Chocolate" by Rhea
PRINT-"The Knight Before Christmas" by Jackie Ivie
PRINT-"If Only in My Dreams" by Wendy Markham

How do you win? Well there are different questions depending on what Blog or MySpace Page you visit. Simply answer the question and get an entry. Please make sure you include your email so you can be contacted if you win. Here’s the question for this blog:

What’s your favorite Christmas memory?

NOW, for extra entries, you can visit my MySpace page at: Then head on over to Crystal’s blog at From there you can also visit Crystal’s MySpace page at . See right there are 4 ways to get your name in the hat! Crystal will pick her winners and I will do the same on Sunday evening and announce the winners the following Monday. EASY EASY EASY! All you have to do is answer the question on the MySpace page or blog and that's it! From Crystal and myself, we wish you a wonderful Holiday and hope you enjoy our first collaborative contest!


Christmas Contests Part 3

I'll be adding Christmas contests to this post all week so keep checking back to see what new goodies you could win....

Evie of the Random Minutiae Blog is having a contest for a copy of "The Vampire's Seduction" by Raven Hart. There's a wonderful interview with Raven and you simply comment for a chance to win. Don't miss out, enter this contest by December 21st and then check back on Monday the 22nd of December to see if you won. Good luck!

Yasmine Galenorn is at Bitten By Books! And let me tell you that you simply HAVE to read her post. Because she isn't alone. She has the hunky guys and gal of her Otherworld (Sisters of the Moon) series there taking questions and answering them for all concerned. And if you comment you could win a copy of Yasmine's newest release "Night Huntress"! This contest only runs until Dec 21st at 11:59 Pm PST so hurry.
***Just thought everyone might like to also know that you can win a beautiful 11" x 14" print of the cover of "Night Huntress" by visiting Yasmine Galenorn's blog and commenting on your favorite cover. It will be a tough pick for me. All the covers in the Sisters of the Moon series are gorgeous. Still, I'm entering and you should too. Do so by midnight of January 1st to win!

Jeaniene Frost is at Bitten By Books Blog
Bitten by Books is having loads of contests over at their blog. One of my favorite authors, Jeaniene Frost is even giving away some ARC's of her new book "At Grave's End". Make sure you enter for this one! Ends Dec 20th.
Share image! Enter today!
Beth Kery's Pearl Contest
Beth Kery has a contest running for a chance to win a pearl necklace. Simply visit her blog and give her your take on pearls. Why pearls? Because in Beth Kery's book "Wicked Burn" there was a great scene with a pearl necklace. It's included in the blog post!
Sapphire Blue Hunk Hunt

It will be a blue Christmas for the Sapphire Blue Bombshells unless you can help. The holidays are coming and we’ve lost our handsome Christmas hunks. This beautiful bevy of boys, are playing hide and seek and we simply can't find them!
All you need to do is go to each author’s website and look for the missing hunks – I’ll even give you a hint, each author has a hunk and they're all within one click from the front page!
When you find the missing nine men, enter their names next to the corresponding author on this page and submit the form.

The Sapphire Blue Bombshells will be eternally grateful for your help.
Contest Runs from December 15, 2008 to December 24, 2008.
Buffy Christopher's Give Yourself A Present Contest
It is simple to enter. Leave me a comment on my blog or sign my guest book with your favorite Christmas memory or email me! I will be sharing my favorites on my blog and sending out signed bookmarks to anyone who enters.
The only rule you must be 18 to enter. Void where prohibited.
What do you win? A box of goodies all wrapped up for the holidays. It's a surprise so don't ask what's in it! It is full of stuff and includes a CD copy of The Mating Moon.
The contest starts today and will run until Thursday, December 18, 2008. That way I can put it in the mail on the 19th and hopefully you will have it by Christmas. This is my gift to you so make sure you enter for your chance to win. Don't forget to email me your address for your free signed Mating Moon bookmark.
Ann Aguirre's Early Christmas Contests
Yep, you read that right, I said contests. Visit her blog everyday for a chance to win. What will you win? Thats a surprise answered only when you read the day's post. How do you win? Simply read the blog posts and at the end you'll be given a question. Comment back answering the question and your entered. Ann also has a fabulous and free Christmas story on her blog so check it out!
The IWOFA Holiday Contest

Join us from Dec 15th through Dec 31st for the IWOFA Holiday Contest, one of four yearly contests IWOFA will be holding. Sponsored by 73 of the more than 300 IWOFA authors, the scavenger hunt is split into three sections, to appeal to the tastes of all spec fic/paranormal readers. Sweet Cocoa is for straight genre, sweet romance and YA books. Spiced Cider is for traditional to sensual cross-genre romance books. Hot Toddy is for erotic romance and erotica cross-genre books. Entrants can enter only their favorites or for all three. The choice is up to you.
The prizes are as varied as the styles of the sponsoring authors. From t-shirts and bath items through Celtic goodies, stuffed animals, jewelry, and a fluted ivory vase, that's just the tip of the iceberg. The authors are offering a sum total of 89 books valued at more than $600, four gift certificates, not to mention the grand prize of three $100 giftcertificates.
Make sure you visit the Shapeshifter Romance Blog. They are having their Holiday Extravaganza Contest with a new question and prize every day. Winners announced on the 30th of December.
Wendy's Minding Spot Michele Bardsley Giveaway

Be sure and visit Wendy's blog because she's giving away a copy of "Wait Until Your Vampire Comes Home". Here's the blurb:
Undead fathers really do know best...

"To prove her journalistic chops, Libby Monroe ends up in Broken Heart, Oklahoma, chasing down bizarre rumors of strange goings-on—and finding vampires, lycanthropes, and zombies. She never expects to fall in lust with one of them, but vampire/single dad Ralph Genessa is too irresistible. Only the town is being torn in two by a war between the undead—and Libby may be the only thing that can hold Broken Heart together…"
Contest ends December 31st.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Blog Has Been Nominated!!

It was such a surprise to finally get around to checking my mail and find I've been nominated by my friend Dayana Knight for the Kreativ Blogger award! Thank you so much Dayana!! I and my blog wouldn't be anywhere without friends like you.

6 values in others that are important to me:
Their Loyalty
A Person's Honesty
All Around Respect
Unwavering Friendship
Kindness of the Heart
A Deep Sense of Integrity

6 things that I do not support:
Any Kind of Racism or Prejudice
Abuse of People, Animals or Power
Thievery and Scam Artists
Lack of Justice/Cover-Ups
People who Lie and Use Others

Now for my 6 friends to share this with:

Best All Around Reviews Blog:
Crystal Adkins Book Reviews

Best Interactive & Challenging Blog:
J Kaye's Book Blog

Best Vampire Blog:
Patricia's Vampire Notes

Best Paranormal Promo and Review Blog:
Sidhe Vicious Reviews

Best Gothic & Supernatural Blog: (also has the best quotes on her blog)
Books Books and More Books!

Best Interviews and Excerpts Blog:
Book Talk with J & J

The rules are:
Mention the blog that gave it to you.
Comment on her blog to let her know you have posted the award.
Share 6 values that are important to you.
Share 6 things you do not support.
Share the love with six other wonderful blogging friends.


Some Christmas Cheer & Giveaways

Stolen fom the Bitten By Books Blog:

Starting today join Bitten By Books in the present pleasure by entering the 15 Naughty Nights of Christmas Contest. Are you ready from some naughtiness?

As you all know we like to do things differently around the holidays…okay everyday, so we have teamed up with several awesome authors to bring you the first annual Bitten by Books 15 Naughty Nights of Christmas! Who needs to be nice? Not me, not you either. You deserve something free and fun for all of your hard work this year. Especially in the stressful times of the holiday season.

Beginning tonight, and each night for the next 15 days we will post a new naughty contest for you to enter with a total prize value of over $125.00!! You have to come back each day to see what you could win and what the rules are for entry. Don’t worry we won’t make it too hard for you. Contests end on 12/22 and all winners will be announced on Christmas Eve. You will receive your prize directly from the author, please be aware that it may take them some time to send them out due to the holidays. Please note due to the adult content in every prize, you MUST be 18 to enter. International readers are welcome to enter.

Beyond the Veil is having their Cool Yule Christmas Contest! Stop by their blog and comment to have a chance at winning some great prizes! You can share a Christmas memory, a recipe, or even just stop by to wish them a Merry Christmas. Those of you into recipes will want to scan the comments thus far which have some great recipes. Ends Dec 20th.
Thursday's Thoughts is having a Memorable Christmas Contest
Simply stop by the blog and comment about your favorite holiday memory and have a chance at winning either a Bookcharming or your pick of a book off Amazon. Ends December 18th.
This next contest is for those 18 years old and older who are mature enough to view and enter an adult contest...

Sexy Whispers is having their Orgasmic Christmas Contest.
Stop by Sexy Whispers now until Dec. 22nd and everyone who leaves a comment will be eligible for SexyWhispers Orgasmic Christmas contest. On Dec. 23rd, there will be 11 random drawings to win the sexy toys that will put a lot more Merry in your Christmas!
Contributors to the sexy game include:
OhMiBod (OhMi YES...the new NaughtiBod)
XToyStore: Unleash Your Passion!
Just In Case
Susan Crain Bakos (The Sex Bible for Women)
With sexy toys for girls and boys, the SexyWhispers Orgasmic Christmas contest is waiting for the loving strokes of your fingers.
Click here to find out how you can be entered to win some naughty prizes.


Friday, December 12, 2008

More Christmas Contests to Enter

Saskia Walker has some bundles of books up for grabs in her Christmas Presents For Her Readers Contest. Simply check out her blog and comment to win.
The Cara Network brings you The Very Happy Holidays Contest.

Sign up to win dozens of prizes from over 32 different authors. Ends Dec 31st.
A Message from Joyce DiPastena:
"Just wanted to alert you to an upcoming drawing being put together by me and some of my writing and non-writing friends. We're calling it "The Twelve Days of Christmas Medieval Style". During the Middle Ages, the Twelve Days of Christmas ran from December 25 - January 5, so I've got 11 friends (plus me makes 12) lined up to give away a gift a day for each of those days. There will be books, gift cards, even a homemade, personalized mailbox, and whatever else we come up with between now and then. The details are still in flux, but will be announced soon on both my website and on my blog JDP NEWS/
So keep an eye out for upcoming details on either of those sites. Or if you'd like, you can send me an email with "First Alert" typed into the subject line. People who sign up for "First Alert" receive an email whenever I update my JDP NEWS blog, which always includes any new contest information, so you don't have to haunt my website wondering when a new drawing will pop up. :-)
I hope you'll join us for "The Twelve Days of Christmas Medieval Style" this year!"
Joyce DiPastena

EOS and Harper Collins have a free ebook copy of "Emissaries From the Dead", an Andrea Cort novel, by Adam-Troy Castro that you can grab for a limited time over on their page. Here's what the book's about...

"Two murders have occurred on One One One, an artificial ecosystem created by the universe's dominant AIs to house several engineered species, including a violent, sentient race of sloth-like creatures. Under order from the Diplomatic Corps, Counselor Andrea Cort has come to this cylinder world where an indentured human community hangs suspended high above a poisoned, acid atmosphere. Her assignment is to choose a suitable homicide suspect from among those who have sold their futures to escape existences even worse than this one. And no matter where the trail leads her she must do nothing to implicate the hosts, who hold the power to obliterate humankind in an instant.
But Andrea Cort is not about to hold back in her hunt for a killer. For she has nothing to lose and harbors no love for her masters or fellow indentures. And she herself has felt the terrible exhilaration of taking life ..."

Just one thing about this free ebook. You have to have downloaded Digital Editions to read it or check out keeps taking you to the download page so you can download it then. It's a free program and very new to me but looks good.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Massive Undercover Contest

Ann Aguirre is having her Massive Undercover Contest. Here's part of the post from her blog:

" Lauren Dane is a good friend of mine, so I’m totally stoked for her. She’s now a nationally bestselling author, which is a wicked achievement. But wait, there’s more! She’s also been nominated for an RT award for this book. It’s a smokin’ hot menage, which isn’t usually my thing, but Lauren really makes it work. UNDERCOVER is so sexalicious; you’ll be sorry when it’s over. Don’t despair, though. She has another book in this same universe coming out next year. You won’t want to miss RELENTLESS either. I’ve read both of them, and they’re yummy.
At any rate, I’m giving away FIVE (5) copies of this bad boy. How can you win one? Simple. Click here to get to my blog and then answer a question I'm asking on the post."

Good luck!


Monday, December 08, 2008

Christmas Contests You Will Want to Enter Part 2

My good friend Angelia Sparrow wanted to let everyone know about her upcoming contest with all her friends at Deliciously Decadent December and I'm so glad she did because they look to be giving away some awesome reads:

Deliciously Decadent December is a group of Ellora's Cave Authors with December releases.We're giving away a lot of books.
Melissa Schroeder's Big 4-0 Contest
International Best Selling author Melissa Schroeder is turning forty years old on Jan 4! So, to celebrate, she's giving away FORTY BOOKS! Some are in print, some in ebook, a few of them are from other authors, but most will be hers. Titles included:
A Little Harmless Sex
A Little Harmless Pleasure
Grace Under Pressure
Leather and Lace
The Accidental Countess
Lessons in Seduction
The Hired Hand
A Calculated Seduction
Seducing the Saint
Hunting Mila
The Seduction of Widow McEwan

You might be asking - "How can I win???” Well, she's splitting up the contests. 20 of the books will be given out to her newsletter members! So just being a member gets your name in the hat. Then, on Jan 4th, she'll be blogging all day, handing out books every few hours. Comments to questions and excerpts will be your entry there. You have to agree that she can post your first name, last initial, along with location if you enter. Can you win more than once? YES! You have one chance being a newsletter member and one chance on her blog. Have fun and good luck!!
The Bloody Kissmas Contest
If your into the dark and or paranormal this is the contest for you. Visit their MySpace page for more details and here's a little video intro as well...

Sam's Secret Santa Contest
Things are going to be tough this year for a lot of us. We’ll get through it, and many of us are not worried so much about ourselves, but we all want to make sure our loved ones enjoy their holidays. My readers and fellow authors have done so much for me over the years, and have been so supportive. I want to give something back. That’s why I’m sponsoring a Secret Santa Program.

I’m offering each of 4 winners a $50 gift card from Target this year, so they can purchase Holiday gifts for loved ones. To play, all you need to do is send a note to samcheever(AT)samcheever(DOT)com, and include a couple of sentences about why you’d like to win the prize. That’s it! Then I’ll enter your name in a drawing for one of the 4 gift certificates.
The Deliciously Naughty Holiday Contest!
What a great way to wind up the year! Celebrate the best of 2008 with seven great prizes for seven lucky winners from the Deliciously Naughty Writers!

Prizes include:
Amatista by Red Garnier * Taming the Madam by Anna J. Evans
Call of the Wild by Sierra Dafoe * Lust at First Bite anthology from Kelly Maher
Primal Elements by Christine d'Abo * Accustomed to His Fangs by December Quinn
and an advance copy of Sherrill Quinn's Daring the Moon!
How do I enter?
It's easy! Just visit our author sites listed on our page, find our sexy holiday icon, and email the location of all seven icons to contest(AT)dnwriters(DOT)com before midnight, December 31st! Winners will be announced in January at our yahoogroup, Club Naughty.
Cobblestone Press's Christmas Contest

Ebook readers seem to be the top holiday present this year. And Cobblestone Press wants to help you win one. Its a perfect gift. Especially if you include a few great ebooks from the wonderful authors over at Cobblestone Press.


Saturday, December 06, 2008

Christmas Contests You Will Want to Enter

There are so many contests happening right now. Lots of chances to win not only books but gift cards, ebook readers, etc. So get your mouse ready to do some clicking....
Total E-bound Christmas Spirits Contest

Total E-bound is giving away 5 x £10.00 vouchers in their Christmas Spirits Contest! Simply enter your name and email address here to receive our monthly newsletter and we'll enter you into our Christmas contest.

Paranormal Christmas Contest

It’s easy and it’s fun. Go to each listed author’s website on this page and find this graphic with the moon and the little ghost in it.
List the URL that you found it on. (NOTE - if the URL doesn't show, then just list the name of the page - eg. this is Dani Harper's Contest Page) When you’ve found all the graphics on all the sites(or at least 21 out of 24 - hey, we know you're busy!) send your completed list of URLs/page names to paranormal_christmas_2008(AT)yahoo(DOT)com and be sure to write ENTRY in the subject line.
Contest begins on Dec. 1 and runs until Dec. 21, 2008. Three lucky winners will be drawn from the correct entries at high noon Eastern time on Dec. 22 and notified by email. They will also be announced on Dani Harper's site.
Winter Wonderland of Prizes

Contest Opens November 15 and Ends December 15, midnight EST!
Strap on your furry boots and get ready to stomp through Romance Land in search of fabulous winter gifts! This is our way of thanking readers for giving to us all year long! Visit a favorite author, or discover a new one. But first, get out a pen, because you’ll be searching for the Twelve Days of Christmas and some other holiday images!

First place winner:
Journal and stationary cards from Diana Castilleja
Ebook The Enchanted Inn by Pam Champagne
Print copy of Key West Magic by Ciar Cullen
Ebook Redemption by Sharon Cullen
Print copy The Perfect Gift by Kate Davies
$10 Fictionwise GC from Gwen Hayes
Ebook winner’s choice from Gwen Hayes list
Print copy Iron Horse Rider by Adelle Laudan
Ebook Midnight Reborn by Diane McEntire
Print book Lisa’s Gift by Mackenzie McKade
Ebook Egyptian Voyage by TJ Michaels
Ebook Dragons’ Choice by Debbie Mumford
Print book Sugar and Sin by Stella and Audra Price
Ebook winner’s choice of Emily Ryan-Davis’ list
Ebook Cindra and the Bounty Hunter by Paige Tyler
Tarot reading by Foxhawke

Second Place:
Ebook Diana Castilleja’s current list
Ebook Dead Heat by Pam Champagne
Seascape notecards from Ciar Cullen
Ebook Home for Christmas by Kate Davies
Ebook winner’s choice of Gwen Hayes’ list
Print copy Smiling Eyes by Adelle Laudan
Prize pack (tshirt, hat, bookmark, magnets) from Diane McEntire

Third Place:
Print book Six Feet Under by Mackenzie McKade
Ebook Glass Magic by Debbie Mumford
Print copy Silk and Steel by Stella and Audra Price
Handknitted wool wristwarmers from Emily Ryan-Davis
Tarot reading by Foxhawke
Fourth Place:
Ebook Bridge of Hope or Bed of Lies by Pam Champagne
Ebook winner’s choice from Ciar Cullen

Crack those knuckles and warm up the mouse. Look at the author sites listed here, and find one icon on each site! They aren’t too hard to find, we promise. What are you looking for? The Twelve Days of Christmas, an angel, a winter fairy, and a snowman! Fifteen images in all!
Need some help? On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming
Eleven Pipers Piping
Ten Lords a Leaping
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

To win the grand prize, you must find all 15 images. To win second, third, or fourth place, you must find at least 10 images. Don’t forget the WINTER FAIRY, THE SNOWMAN, and THE ANGEL!
Email your answer to winterwonderlandofprizes(AT)gmail(DOT)com
Your answer should be a list of authors and their image. For example,
Mark Twain, Santa or Charles Dickens, 12th day

Authors reserve the right to substitute electronic books for print books for winners living outside the writer’s country. No purchase is necessary to win. If a site becomes unavailable for searching during the contest, we will eliminate that image from the contest. We have the ability to spot duplicate entries, so please enter only once!
If you DO NOT want to receive email newsletters or invitations once in a while from the sponsors of this contest, please say so in your entry. This “opting out” will NOT in any way alter your chances of winning. It won’t even hurt our feelings!
Ready? Click here for author list and good luck!
I also have some free Christmas goodies to share with you...

Whiskey Creek Press authors have come together to share recipes and stories for the Christmas season and put them all into a free PDF ebook "Whiskey Eats" for you. Get yours by clicking here.

Phase authors have also united under the the spell of the Christmas holiday to put together the anthology "Up The Chimney He Rose..." Click here for PDF ebook. Stories by Jamie Hill, Leigh Ellwood, Bridget Midway, Jae Knight, D. Musgrave, Michelle Houston, Jane Leopold Quinn, Jude Mason, Victoria Blisse and Lisabet Sarai!

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Friday, December 05, 2008

Mark Henry's Website Grand Re-Opening

Mark Henry just re-opened his website. Re-Opened and Re-vamped with vamp being the best word to use because this man can write. Check out his books....

Here's a little about Happy Hour of the Damned...

"Donuts are deadly. One minute you’re getting your binge on, the next, you’re slipping on the box, cracking your skull, and in the weirdest turn of events, rising as a zombie. That’s just for starters. Now, the recently deceased Amanda Feral is trying to make her way through Seattle’s undead scene with style (mortuary-grade makeup, six inch stilettos, bangin’ Balenciaga handbag) while satisfying a craving for decent vodkatinis and the occasional human flesh—Don’t judge. And no, not like chicken.
Navigating a dangerous world of cloud-doped bloodsuckers, reapers, horny and horned devils, celebrity blood donors, and PR-obsessed shapeshifters—not to mention an extremely hot bartender named Ricardo—isn’t easy. And the minute one of Amanda’s undead friends disappears after texting for “help” (the undead—so dramatic!) she knows the afterlife is about to get really ugly.
Something sinister is at hand. Someone or something is hellbent on turning Seattle’s supernatural underworld into a place of true terror. And this time, Amanda may meet a fate a lot worse than donuts…"

Sound good? You know it does! And you can win the books in the above picture too. Simply do what I'm doing and spread the word about Mark Henry's Website Grand Re-Opening. Then visit his blog and let him know where you spread the word. A winner will be drawn on December 14th. Good Luck!


Book Binge Christmas Contest

Book Binge Christmas Contest

The Christmas Season is upon us and we have one burning question: Have you been naughty or nice this year?

Regardless of your answer, we are inviting our lovely readers a chance to win an eBookwise eReader!

All you have to do is answer a few simple (okay, 10) questions on your blog/journal and leave the link to your Meme in this post. If you don't have a blog or journal, you can email us your answers. The winner will be chosen on January 5th, so you can enter up until 11:59pm on January 4th.

Christmas Meme:

1. What is your favorite Christmas romance to re-read each year? - I like rereading The Christmas Box although not a romance. The Gift of the Magi, Christmas Carol, etc.

2. What is your favorite Christmas movie/show? - I bet a lot of people are like me and have made watching "It's a Wonderful Life" a tradition. I love that movie. But I have a few other favorites too. A Christmas Carol, The Bishop's Wife, The Christmas Story, The Christmas Card, Jingle All the Way, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Etc.

3. What is your favorite Christmas cookie? - Sugar Cookies or Chocolate Chip cookies.

4. When do you start Christmas shopping? - I started my shopping back in November.

5. Do you re-gift? - Usually no. I'm too worried someone will recognize something.

6. What is your favorite Christmas song? - Currently its One King by Point of Grace

7. When do you get your Christmas tree? - I have an artifical tree thats been in the family for years. I put it up on the 1st of December every year.

8. Wrapping presents: Love it or hate it? - I love doing the wrapping and decorating.

9. Who is the hardest person to buy for? - My father. He always wants only specific things. So if, for instance, I buy a DVD player without some plug-in he wanted, he doesn't exactly like the gift. He'll smile and say he does but you know different due to that look and way of acting some people have about them when something isn't how they wanted it to be. You know what I mean?

10. Christmas tree: Real or artificial? - Artificial. I have two dogs as pets anyhow and I think they would destroy a real tree if I got one.

As you can see, I'm definitely participating in this one because I don't own an ebook reader and really really would like to. And you can get in on the contest too. Simply answer the above questions on your own blog and link back plus post over at Book Binge. There are ways for the blogless to enter too so be sure and check out the contest post. Good Luck!


Kelley Armstrong Interview & Contest

Well I know most of you visiting this blog have to know Kelley Armstrong. She's one of the best paranormal authors around and a personal favorite of mine. And right now Amberkatze is luckyyyy! She got to interview Kelley. I'm jealous of course but hey, that won't keep me from reading the interview or entering the contest. And they do have a great prize for this contest. Kelley Armstrong is personally giving away a signed book, winner's choice, to one person. And Amberkatze is also giving away one Kelley Armstrong book, again your choice. While Amber's book is not signed, you will have the option to pick a preorder which is cool. Are you thinking Frostbitten? I certainly am. So make sure you enter Amberkatze's contest and good luck! Contest ends December 7th so hurry.


Thursday, December 04, 2008

eXtasy Author's Holiday Celebration


Holiday Madness

A word from Bree...

Okay, it started as 8 books from our backlist yesterday, but I got a little out of hand in my quest to find fun prizes for the holiday.

There are now 36 chances to win free books this month, and more are still trickling in. Enter the Week 3 & 4 contests now and you'll be eligible for everything, even the books that get added later this week.

It's the easiest holiday contest I could think of... just a few clicks and wait for the drawing!

Good Luck!


Unlaced Blog Tour

Stolen from Joey W. Hill's Blog:

In celebration of this week’s release of the Unlaced anthology, we’re doing something a little special. Since it’s our first time doing a book together, the four of us authors - Jaci Burton, Jasmine Haynes, Denise Rossetti and myself - decided to talk about four other “first” events in our lives. And since we’re all romance authors, of course those questions had to do with love. First kiss, first date, first love and first breakup. Learning those answers from one another has been by turns hilarious and heart warming, so we hope you’ll enjoy our responses as well.

We want you to play, too, so you can win one of the four prizes we’re offering. So here’s how it goes, for those of you who haven’t done one of these before. On each of our blogs all four of us have answered one of the “first” questions. Just answer the same question we did in the comments section at that blog. We’ll draw our winners next Monday, December 8 and announce them on our respective blogs.
Congratulations on your new release!


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Samhain's Seasonal Celebrations

The Samhellion Christmas Bulb Hunt:
Samhellions, we need your help! The mission…should you chose to accept it…is simple but dangerous. Some of our authors are in a Grinchy mood and they stole all of our beautiful holiday ornaments. Your job is to infiltrate their lair (website) and find the color of each precious bulb. Please be careful – there are spies EVERYWHERE. (Disguises are available at

There's no pressure but…our happy holiday depends upon finding all of the missing decorations before midnight December 4, 2008!

Thank you for helping us save the holidays for readers everywhere! The Samhellion Elves.
The Samhain Winner Wonderland Contest:
Samhain Publishing is calling all readers to join in their reindeer games! Santa ran out of room in his sleigh so he dropped off some cases of books in our offices! (This is where you yell, “How many boxes?”) He left so many that we can’t even get to the water cooler! In order to stem the dehydration that is running rampant in the office, we will be giving away paperbacks from some of our most talented authors. Simply click here, fill out the form complete as stated in the rules and your in the running for a prize from many wonderful authors.

The authors and staff would like to wish you a very happy holiday season! Contest runs until December 31st. Good luck!
And as if all those goodies are not enough, Samhain is running it's regular contest for an ebook, plus they have some free reads located here just for you. Samhain is the best an they are definitely leading the way in holiday spirit.


Monday, December 01, 2008

12 Days of Holiday Hell

Nice Mommy~Evil Editor is having a huge Christmas contest on her blog! I stole the details from there and included them below:

This holiday season, I have teamed up with 38 of the authors whose work I have edited over the past three years. Together, we’ve accumulated a heck of a lot of prizes to give away to all of you. They include:

Gift certificates to online stores
Laptop bag
Australian gift pack
Vera Bradley purse
Fun promotional items (like the now infamous Samhain coffee mugs)
…and more! (and did I mention books?)

Every day from now to December 12th, I’ll be posting a new contest on my blog to win that day’s prize. Your entry is only good for that day. To win the prize for any other day, you’ll need to come back and enter again.

The grand prize at the end of the 12 days of Holiday Hell Contest is two Kindles, to be awarded to two lucky winners who have entered the Kindle drawings (which are seperate from the daily drawings. Entry into the daily drawings does not enter you into the Kindle drawings).

How do you enter the Kindle drawings? Easy (okay, really it does take a little work). Go to each of these two pages: Kindle 1 & Kindle 2 and follow the rules.

**I have verified that all icons are up and on the authors’ websites, so if you can’t find one, look again!

You’re going to have to visit 17 author websites for each Kindle, find the Kindle graphic and write down the name of the book featured on their graphic. Come back here and fill out the form completely. Actually, that is pretty easy when the grand prize is a Kindle. Two Kindles! In addition to winning the Kindle, you’ll win your choice of one Samhain ebook in Kindle format from each of the 38 authors participating in the contest for a total of 38 books for your new Kindle!

The fine print: You can win one of the daily Holiday Hell prizes and still be eligible to win the Kindle. You must complete the entry form for each daily contest entirely, double checking that your name and mailing address are correct because this is what I’ll use to mail your prize. If your prize comes back to me due to an incorrect mailing address, you forfeit your prize. Prize winners will be drawn before the end of each day following the contest (ie Day 1’s prize winner will be drawn before the end of Day 2) and will be announced on my blog. Kindle winners will be drawn and announced here on December 13th. All prizes will be mailed by December 20th.

Only one entry into each drawing per household/IP address. Duplicate entries will be deleted and entrants will be disqualified.

International entries are welcome and I will mail overseas, but will not guarantee receipt by Christmas as it will go by dolphin due to the obscene cost of shipping overseas.

I reserve the right to modify the rules at any time.
Sound Great right? Well Day one kicks off today with an gift card of your choice to a bookstore so don't forget to first check out the original contest post up here and then head up to the Day one contest post to enter for the giftcard. Good luck!