Saturday, July 25, 2009

Kimber Chin Guest Posting "Love At 1st Sight"

"Love At First Sight"

We all know the set up. Sexy hot vampire gets a whiff of spunky human's scent. He knows instantly… she is his chosen one, the woman he is meant to spend eternity with. He will never love another.

Some readers and writers have a problem with this. Usually because they don't believe in love at first sight.

I used to be one of those readers.

My buddy and I had a running debate. She felt that people fell in love at first sight and that if you were to love someone, you just knew. I thought that was a load of steaming hot hooey. Love was based on common traits and values that could only be uncovered over time. It was a serious relationship that one should ease into.

Turns out…
She fell in love with a friend we both knew forever (as in we used to carry him home dead drunk from university parties forever). I fell in love at first sight.

I know, I know, I didn't believe in the concept either. I was jaded and cynical, a child of a very abusive and unhealthy marriage. No way was I going to risk my heart on a simple look.

No way was I going to risk my heart AT ALL.

The day I met my hubby, I told one of my best friends, Raybie, I was off relationships for life. (Yes, he is male – I wasn't a man hater, more like a relationship hater) I planned to travel the world and never have to worry about another living soul. At the age of twenty-two, I had only allowed four guys to kiss me (two of those guys were allowed to kiss me more than once). That was enough for me.

When my future hubby, a good friend of Ray's, entered the room, he commented on how thirsty he was. "You're thirsty?" I asked this complete stranger "Do you like orange juice?"

"I LOVE orange juice," the handsome man replied, his brown eyes lighting up.

"Oh," I curled my top lip with derision, "that's nice." And I went back to playing video games.

My friend, Ray, was appalled. My hubby was captivated.

I don't know why I asked if he liked orange juice. I'm not a fan of the stuff myself. He, however, loves orange juice. It is his favorite beverage.

I don't know why I was so rude to him. I pride myself on being quite polite.

I certainly don't know why when our eyes met that first time, I knew he was the man for me. He wasn't my type (never dated Asian before) but there was no doubt. I knew. Turns out, he felt the same thing.

I wasn't an idiot. Although I told all my buddies the next day that I met the man I was going to marry, it took the hubby five years to achieve that destined result. We've now been in love for sixteen wonderful years. When his eye catches mine across a crowded room, I still get that roller coaster feeling.

Do you believe in love at first sight? Has it ever happened to you? Or do you believe in friends first?

One lucky commenter will get a copy of J.K. Coi's Immortal Kiss in PDF.
I love, love, love that book!


Kimber Chin writes contemporary romances set in the sexy world of business. Why? Because men in suits are hot, hot, hot! She also gives away her favorite romance eBooks every month on

LadyVampire: "I'd like to thank you Kimber Chin for taking time out to come and be the very first author to guest post on my blog. Your books are amazing and you yourself are phenomenal! Thank you for being here and I hope you'll stop by again very soon as it was such a pleasure having you here. :)
I hope everyone will stop by Kimber Chin's site and have a look at all the great books she has out. There are even some freebies listed and a contest.
And Kimber's contest is open to everyone to enter. This contest will run until August 1st."

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July Giveaways Part 2

Erotic Book Junkies is giving away a copy of “Pleasure Unbound” by Larissa Ione. Ends July 31st and is open to everyone. And there’s another contest with no end date or restrictions listed but you can win an ebook of choice from Isabel Roman’s Ravenous Romance titles. There Hurry and enter to win a copy of “Trail By Fire” by Jo Davis which ends July 26th and is open to all.

If your reading this post and its before 10 AM, PST, Saturday July 25th then HURRY and visit this page for details of a big Twitter party about to unfold!

Bibliophiles R Us is having some awesome contests running on her blog. For a chance to win “Tamed By A Laird” by Amanda Scott, click HERE by July 30th. Or if you would like a chance to win “One Scream Away” by Kate Brady click HERE by July 30th. And definitely don’t miss your chance to win “The Sword”, “The Wolf” and “The Master” by Jean Johnson by clicking HERE by July 28th. All contests are for the US only.

Over the Edge BooKreviews holding some contests. Hurry over and enter to win “Midnight in Ruby Bayou” by Elizabeth Lowell by July 26th, open to all. Also being given away is a copy of “Lord of the Night” by Susan Wiggs. Ends July 31st and is open to all.

Romantic Crush Junkies is a great new blog I discovered. This week she has Jennifer Rardin who’s giving away a copy of “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”. No end date or restrictions listed. And if you hurry you can still enter the contest for a copy of “When a Stranger Loves Me” by Julianna MacLean HERE by July 26th! Contest open to all. There’s also a give away for a copy of “Scandal Becomes Her” by Shirlee Busbee. Ends July 31st and is open to all.

Visit Lisa Mantchev’s Theatre Illuminata to get in on the Fairies & Demons: A star-Crossed Prophecy contest. There is a lot to win for getting creative and sending in your entries for this contest. Or you can spread the word and win that way to. Interested? Visit the Contest Page by August 8th and Good Luck!

Mrs. Magoo Reads has some great giveaways up that you’ll want to enter in for. For a chance to win one of 2 copies of “Twenty Summer Boy”, click HERE by August 1st. Enter to win 9 books HERE, ends August 9th with no restrictions posted.

I Heart Book Gossip is running a contest where if you can name the hunky book model in the picture up at her blog, your in the running to win one of three great books. No end date given but this contest is open to the US only.

Visit Bookluver-Carol’s Reviews to enter to win one of 5 copies of :Geektastic”. Just post your Geektastic story. Ends August 17th and is open to everyone.

The Eclectic Reader has an interview posted up with C W Gortner and he will be giving away a copy of “The Last Queen” so remember comment by August 7th. Open to the US. And there’s still time to enter the 3 Book contest for either “blood Promise” by Richelle Mead, “Destined For an Early Grave” by Jeaniene Frost or “The Other Tutors” by Phillippa Jones. Ends July 31st and is open to everyone.

Escape in a Book has a contest running to win MaryJanice Davidson’s “Undead and Unwed” if you enter before July 31st. Open to all.

Starting Fresh always has tons of great giveaways. Here’s what they have up for giveaways thus far…The Bourne Deception by Robert Ludlum - ends 7/31 , Audiobook of The Juror by George Dawes Green - ends 7/31 , How Successful People Think (audio) - ends 7/31 , My Name is Will by Jess Winfield - ends 7/31, Julie & Julia by Julie Powell - ends 7/31, The Imposter's Daughter: A True Memoir by Laurie Sandell - ends 8/9, Take Me Out to the Ballgame by Gary Morgenstein - ends 8/14, The Vixen Manual: How to Find, Seduce & Keep The Man That You Want by Karrine Steffans - ends 7/28, $20 per Gallon by Christopher Steiner - ends 7/31, Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons - ends 7/31, The Moon Looked Down by Dorothy Garlock - ends 8/3, Tamed by a Laird by Amanda Scott - ends 8/9, Making Babies - ends 8/15, Light Up Your Child's Mind - ends 8/15, Year of the Cock by Allan Wieder - ends 8/15. Open to the US and Canada only.

Have you discovered Free Book Friday yet? Each week, starting and ending on Friday, this great site gives away free books. It can be of any genre and you have to subscribe or check back to know what being offered. This week it’s “The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane” by Katherine Howe. And if your into YA books or have a teen in your life, check out the Teen Site of Free Book Fridays where this weeks book is “Alibi Junior High” by Greg Logsted.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bitten By Books Contests

Bitten By Books always has contests running. But today is a special day to go enter. You get extra points when you comment TODAY July 22nd to the birthday contest they have running and post to enter the Jeaniene Frost contest as well. Here's more about it...

Jeaniene Frost is celebrating the release of her forth Night Huntress book "Destined For an Early Grave". Congrats Jeaniene! Vister her post at Bitten By Books HERE for a chance to win gift cards to & Noble or autograpghed copies of her all new release "Destined For an Early Grave". Ends July 27th and is open to everyone.

Enter the Celis T Rono contest for a chance to win one of 2Apple iPod nanos. The 1st prise iPod is an 8 GB pink model. The 2nd place one is an 1 GB blue model. Third prize is an autographed "That Which Bites" book by Celis. Ends July 26th. Open to everyone.

Rachel is having her pre Birthday Bash over at Bitten By Books. Leave her a poem and wish her happy birthday for a chance to win all kinds of promo swag. Ends todaay July 22nd so hurry!

Mike Carey will also be guest posting on Bitten By Books on July 23rd, tomorrow plus giving out goodies. If you want to RSVP for the extra points beforehand, you better click HERE and do so before its too late.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More Contests Happening This Month...

Nalini Singh has just updated her website and stuck an awesome contest on the homepage as well. For a chance to win an ARC of “Must Love Hellhounds” follow the directions on her homepage by August 5th. Open to all.

Tynga is having her first giveaway over at her blog Tynga’s Urban Fantasy Reviews. Congrats Tynga! To get in on the fun visit Tynga’s post HERE and tell her what your favorite vampire book series is to win “The Vampire’s Seduction” by Raven Hart. Ends August 15th and is open to the US and Canada.

Check out Elizabeth Naughton's new contest on my sidebar then visit her blog for more contests this month.

Chick With Books has “The Impostor’s Daughter” by Laurie Sandell to giveaway. Just stop by HERE and comment by July 29th to win. And you can also win Anne Siddon’s “Off Season” by clicking HERE by August 8th. Or try your luck to win “My Name is Will” by Jess Winfield by commenting by August 8th HERE. Open to the US and Canada.

Sarah’s Random Musings has reached 150 followers! Congrats! And to celebrate, she’s giving away an ARC of Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. Ends July 31st and is open to everyone.

Amberkatz’s Book Blog has Kimberly Frost guest posting. Stop by and tell Kimberly & Amber what spell you would us the most if you were a witch’ and be entered to win a copy of “Would-Be Witch” by Kimberly Frost. Ends July 26th and no other restrictions listed.

Lost In a Book has “The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks” by E Lockhart up for grabs. Just comment and be entered. No restrictions.

Moira Rogers is having an Who’s Reading What Contest. Just visit her post and take a guess as to who’s reading what stack of books. You could win your choice of an ebook from Moira or a package of promos. Ends July 24th and there are no restrictions listed.

The Book Resort has a signed copy of “the Dust of 100 Dogs” by A.S. King to give away. Just stop by, become a follower and enter to win by July 24th. Open to everyone.

Stop by the Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia to win a copy of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” plus a zombie bookmark. Ends July 27th and is open to everyone.

At Home With Books has two contests running. First enter to win “Saffron Dreams” by Ahalia Abdullah HERE. There are also 20 electronic ebook prizes to win as well. The ebooks can be emailed internationally but the print book is open to the US and Canada only. Ends July 27th.
Then enter to win “Fredricka” by Georgette Heyer, “Beat the Reaper” by Josh Bazell, “Shanghai Girls” by Lisa See or “The Secret” by Beverly Lewis by July 30th HERE. Open to the US and Canada.

Cornucopiao Of Reviews is having her first giveaway! Congrats! Enter to win “Twenty Boy Summer” by Sarah Ockler, “Silver Phoenix” by Cindy Pon, “Absolutely Maybe” by Lisa Yee or “Blood and Chocolate” by Annette Curtis Klause. Ends August 5th with no other restrictions posted.

The Book Explorer is giving away a copy of “Prophecy of Sisters” by Michelle Zink. Enter by July 26th to win and this contest is open to everyone!

Boy With Books is giving away a Eyes Like Stars Mega Prize Pack. You can one of 15 books! Just comment by July 31st to win. Open to the USA and Canada only.

Taste Life Twice has a contest open to win “Evermore” by Alyson Noel. Enter by July 31st and this contest is open to the US only.

Visit Mandy Writer’s Live Journal page for a chance to win “Prada & Prejudice” by Mandy Hubbard and “The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading” by Darcy Vance and Charity Tahmaseb. Ends July 31st with no other restrictions posted.

Strange But True, America is running an awesome contest. If you know of any historic curiosity that is not in their book (this can be checked by looking up the index in the book at your library or emailing in to the website. Details HERE.) you can send it in to win. Just write something with as little as 50 words and up to 300 words as an entry and send it in by January 31st 2010 for a chance to win a caricature of yourself drawn by Dale Crawford plus two copies of “Strange But True, America”. Your entry might even appear in a future book!

WORD for Teens is giving away some books this month. Sign up to win “Blue Bloods” by Melissa de La Cruz, “signed copies of Buggy Crenshaw & the Deadwood Principle: Evolution” & “Bungler’s Paradox” by R.M. Wilburn, “Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before” by David Yoo and “The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez” by Alan Lawrence Sitomer. Ends July 31st and is open to the US.

B is For Books is having their first contest. Congrats! Enter to win a one of five copies of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” plus a special gold pin. Ends July 27th and is open to the US only.

La Femme Readers has an interview up with Lewis Aleman and a giveaway for 4 copies of his book “Cold Streak”. Just answer the contest question for a chance to win by July 26th to be entered. US entries only.

Brooke Reviews is interviewing Preetham Grandhi and giving away a copy of his all new book “A Circle of Souls”. Enter by July 27th. No restrictions posted.

Bookin With Bingo has lots of contests running all the time. My favorite two of them right now are 5 copies each of “Tamed By a Laird” by Amanda Scott & “The Moon Looked Down” by Dorothy Garlock (July 28th), “American Lion” by Jon Meacham (August 3rd). Open to US entries only.


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Contest Extravaganza

Blood Predatoress is having a Predatoress Book and Blood Wine Giveaway. Win a gift box containing an autographed book of “Predatoress” by Emma Gabor and a specially labeled bottle of ruby red Zinfandel wine. Ends July 24th and is open to the US. And for those who would enjoy the ebook version, Emma has a special treat for you HERE.

Visit my wonderful friend Trin’s Bloody Bad Book Blog for a chance at some great books. Enter to win “Off Season” by Anne Rivers Siddons HERE by July 25th. Or try your luck at winning “Julie & Julia” by Julie Powell HERE by July 31st. And don’t forget to enter to win “Knight of Desire” by Margaret Mallory HERE by August 7th. Open to the US and Canada.

Stolen from the BBAW website...
Last year over 400 blogs came together to celebrate the art of book blogging during the first ever Book Blogger Appreciation Week! I am so pleased to announce that the second annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week will be taking place September 14-18.
WHO: Anyone who blogs about books is invited to participate. In fact, we want everyone who blogs about books and reading to be a part of this week!
WHAT: A week where we come together, celebrate the contribution and hard work of book bloggers in promoting a culture of literacy, connecting readers to books and authors, and recognizing the best among us with the Second Annual BBAW Awards. There will be special guest posts, daily blogging themes, and giveaways.
WHEN: September 14-18, 2009
WHERE: Here at the new Book Blogger Appreciation Week Blog! (Please note that this year there are three separate blogs and feeds—one for the main event, one for giveaways, and one for awards.)
WHY: Because books matter. In a world full of options, the people talking about books pour hard work, time, energy, and money into creating a community around the written word. I, Amy, the founder of Book Blogger Appreciation Week love this community of bloggers and want to shower my appreciation on you!
Please help us spread the word about Book Blogger Appreciation Week by posting about it on your blog, stumbling this post, twittering about it, and telling everyone you know that it’s time to have a party and celebrate book bloggers!
Please register by filling out the registration form! Registering ensures your inclusion in the BBAW 09 Database of Book Bloggers and enters you into the drawing for the BBAW 09 Grand Prize!
Come back often as there will be many updates! And follow us on Twitter!
(Just so you know, this blog is registered and I’ll be having some giveaways in celebration of BBAW so stay tuned.)

Suzanne McLeod is celebrating the release of her book today. Congrats Suzanne! But she isn’t celebrating alone so make sure you go share a piece of cyber-birthday cake with her and enter her contest. You could win one of 7 new releases along with Suzanne’s “The Cold Kiss of Death”. Ends July 23rd and is open to everyone.

Visit Debbie’s World of Books to get in on her latest contests for “Mr Darcy, Vampire” by Amanda Grange. Ends July 24th. US only.

Lee A Verday’s Book/Writing Blog is giving away a copy of “The Hollow” by Jessica Verday. Just comment, and when you do, please let Lee know you heard about this contest on LadyVampire’s Lair blog and include my website, because each time you mention the blog you heard this contest on, said blog owner gets an special entry toward a special prize. Thank you! Ends July 26th and is open to everyone.

Jocelynn Drake is having a Contest Extravaganza. In celebration of completeing book 4, she’s giving away some amazing autographed books. Stop by each day to see the books and the enter to win! The first book is “Dead Witch Walking” by Kim Harrison. Ends July 18th and is open to all.

Jacquelyn Frank wants you to let her know what you thought of “Rapture”. All who comment will be entered in to win an ARC of “Pleasure”. No restrictions listed.

Visit The Shadow Keeper’s contest page for a cool contest to win an ARC of “When Blood Calls” and a free Kindle! Visit HERE for more details.

Love Vampires is giving away 10 signed copies of “City of Glass” by Cassandra Clare. Just visit HERE and sign up before July 31st. Open to the US, Canada, UK and the European Union.

Confessions of a Wandering Heart has contest up to win “Kissed by Angel” by Elizabeth Chandler HERE, ends July 25th. And an ARC of “The Better Part of Darkness” by Kelly Gay HERE, ends July 30th.

Fantasy Sci-Fi Lovin’ has a copy of “Wireless” by Charles Stross to give away. Just click HERE to fill in the entry to win. Ends July 29th and is open to all.

Graeme’s Fantasy Books is giving away 5 copies of Salamander by Nick Kyme. Enter by July 19th and contest is open to all.

Pearl’s World of Books has two twin puppies who need names. Suggest a name for a chance to win either “One Wrong Step” by Laura Griffin, “Atlantis Unleashed” by Alyssa Day or “An Unforgettable Lady” by Jessica Bird. Ends July 22nd with no other restrictions posted.

Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist is giving away a copy of Karen Travis’s “Jacinto’s Remnant”. For details click HERE. Open to everyone!

Fang-Tastic Books is giving away both a copy of “Blood Price” by Tanya Huff (Which started off this fab series) AND Season One of the series Blood Ties on DVD! Just stop by and share with Roxanne your love of Tanya Huff’s books or the series Blood Ties. If you’ve not read or seen either of those then just comment about why you like vampires. Ends July 29th. No restrictions mentioned.

ChicReader is having a contest on her blog for “twenty Summer Boy” by Sarah Ockler and :the Forest of Hands and Teeth” by Carrie Ryan. To get in on the fun simply click HERE and read the rules for entering her create-story-by-commenting contest. Ends July 31st and is open to the US and Canada.

Library Lounge Lizard is giving away a signed copy of Rachel Vincent’s “My Soul to Take”. Comment for a chance to win by July 31st. No restrictions mentioned.

Book Blather is giving away a copy of “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins. Just comment stating your favorite character from the “Hunger Games” is and why. And if you have not yet read this series, then just state why you would like to. Ends August 1st and is open to the US.

Stop by The Book Blogger for a chance to win an ARC of “Sleepless” by Thomas Fahy. Ends August 1st and is open to

Bookworming in the 21st Century is having a Big ALA Contest. Stop by to win a bundle of books and book goodies. The books include "Troubadour" by Mary Hoffman, "Shiver" by Maggie Stiefvater, "How to Say Goodbye in Robot" by Natalie Standiford, "Hazel" by Julie Hearn, "Soulstice" by Simon Holt, "The Sight of Haruhi Suzumiya" by Nagaru Tanigawa and "The Island of The Blessed" by Nancy Farmer. Ends July 31st and is open to the US and Canada.

Lost in Book is having a contest to win "Evermore" by Alyson Noel, "The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening & The Struggle" by LJ Smith and "Skin Hunger" by Kathleen Duey. To get in on the fun visit and comment by July 20th. No restrictions mentioned.

Bookluver-Carol’s Reviews is giving away a bunch of book goodness. All kinds of miscellaneous book goodies like bookmarks, postcards, etc. Just comment by August 1st to win. Open to everyone!

The Story Siren is having a Super Cool Books Contest. Up for grabs is “Ballads of Suburbia” by Stephanie Kuehnert, an ARC of “Intertwined” by Gena Showalter, “Initiation” by Susan Fine, an ARC of “The Espressologist” by Kristina Springer, an ARC of “Stealing Death” by Janet Lee Carey, an ARC of “The Everafter” by Amy Huntley, an ARC of “A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts” by Ying Chang Compestine, “The Truth About Forever” by Sarah Dessen, an ARC of “Another Faust by Daniel” and Dina Nayeri, and an ARC of “After the Moment” by Garret Freymann-Weyr. But that’s not all, more book goodies posted and all for the taking as well. See contest post for details. Ends August 1st and is open to the US.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July Contests Part 2

Patricia’s Vampire Notes has some great giveaways running. First try your luck winning “Bloody Awful” by Georgia Evans by July 16th by clicking HERE. Then enter for a chance to win one of five copies of “The Host” HERE, ends July 21st. No restrictions that I can see. And while your there, remember to subscribe by email to Patricia’s blog, each month all subscribers are automatically entered to win a monthly prize.

It’s Week Three of Book Junkie’s fabulous Hot Summer Nights contest! Hurry and enter by July 19th for a chance to win a Signed copy of Wild Heat by Bella Andre, Signed Copy of Immortal Danger by Cynthia Eden, Signed copy of Snowed in with the Boss by Jessica Andersen, signed copy of Wolf Tales VII by Kate Douglas, GC for e-book by Mari Carr, Prey by Rachel Vincent, & Goodies from ALL Authors who donated swag!

The Vampire Wire has Scifi Guy, Doug Knipe over for an interview and if you stop by and comment, you can win the ARC of Shadowfae by Erica Hayes that Doug is offering. Enter by July 18th. No restrictions mentioned.

The League of Reluctant Adults has Seanan McGuire guest blogging and the chance to win Seanan’s book “Rosemary and Rue”. It’s an ARC that you’ll read and write a review for and then that review will have the honor of appearing on The League of Reluctant Adult’s blog. No end date or restrictions posted.

ChicaReader is giving away a copy of “Bloody Good” by Georgia Evans. Stop by and comment by July 20th to be entered. Open to the US. And when your done entering the contest, you may want to follow ChicaReader. Once she hits 100 followers she’s having another contest!

Bookin with Bingo has three books for their new giveaway. “Homer’s Odyssey” by Gwen Cooper, “How Shall I Tell the Dog?” by Miles Kington and “Heroic Measures” by Jill Ciment. Enter by July 18th. US only.

Reverie Book Reviews is having a few contests. Stop by to enter to win “LA Candy” by Laura Conrad HERE. Then enter before August 1st for a chance to win a original 8x10 photo of choice HERE. US only.

Bitten By Books has Candace Havens visiting. Visit and leave a question for her to be entered to win copies of "Dragons Prefer Blondes" and a gift card. Ends TODAY!! at 11:59 PM PDT.

Pat’s Fantasy Blog has 5 copies of Joe Abercrombie’s “Best Served Cold” to giveaway. See blog post for details. Open to everyone.

Book Reviews By Jess has an ARC of “My Soul To Take” by Rachel Vincent to giveaway. Head over and get your entry in by July 24th. US only.

The Book Butterfly Blog has Lots of contests running. To win “The Girl Who Stopped Swimming” by Joshilyn Jackson, click HERE by July 15th. For a chance to win “One Deadly Sin” by Annie Solomon, click HERE by July 20th. Interested in winning “A Great and Terrible Beauty” by Libba Bray? Then click HERE by July 28th. And don’t miss out on entering to win two copies of “Ghost Huntress Book 1: The Awakening” by Marley Gibson and a dowsing pendant HERE. Ends August 2nd and all contests are open to everyone to enter.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Giveaways Galore!

Wondrous Reads is giving away 2 copies of the Vampire Academy Book #1 by Richelle Mead. One copy is for UK entrants, the other is for Worldwide entrants. Enter by July 16th, UK time.

Stop by Anna’s Book Blog for her Quicky Contest. The prizes are an Ellora’s Cave anthology titled “Good Things Come in Three’s”, Bound By Your Touch” by Meredith Duran, and an ARC of “Dirty, Sexy Knitting” by Christie Ridgeway. Ends July 13th and is open to the US and Canada.

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings is having a giveaway. For a chance to win UK copies of Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran or Blood Promise by Richelle Mead click HERE. Deadline is July 31st and this contest is open to everyone.

Today July 13th is the last day to get in on Lucy Finn AKA Savannah Russe's giveaway over at Bitten By Books. And when your done there, make sure you RSVP for Candace Havens upcoming event.

Romance Book Wyrm is having a giveaway for both “Nauti Nights” and “Nauti Dreams” by Lora Leigh. Just tell her what series of books has the best Alpha males and your entered. Ends July 14th and is open to the US and Canada only.

Stolen off the Biting Edge blog:
Okay, sports fans, we’re making a change in the contest. Mario’s original idea—the dumbest thing I ever did—was more an excuse for him to share his story than a good contest subject. Either that, or everyone is (A) out of town or (B) unlike Mario, too embarrassed to tell the world what a dumb ass he/she had been. So, to make it less embarrassing, the contest will now be “What was I thinking…” stories. And it can be your own story or that of a “friend” (wink-wink). We’ll give away books and a tee shirt and some swag, all in a handy-dandy Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers tote. We'll also give you more time-- deadline July 23.

Book Reviews By Jess is giving away a copy of “Eyes Like Stars” by Lisa Mantchev. Just stop by and comment by July 17th for a chance to win. Open to the US and Canada only.

The Sweet Bookshelf is having two giveaways. First she will be giving away both a copy of the US version and the UK version of “Knife” by B J Anderson HERE. And click HERE for a chance to win a ten dollar Border’s gift card. Both end July 14th and no restrictions listed.

The Bites Blog has three contests running. To win an ARC copy of “Ash” by Malinda Jo plus BEA swag, click HERE. Ends July 19th. For a chance at an ARC of “Strange But True America: Weird Tales from All 50 States” by John Hafnor, click HERE. Ends July 28th. Try to win an ARC of “Alphas” by Lisi Harrison by clicking HERE by July 30th. Contests open to the US.

Walking on Sunshine is having a Guilty Pleasures Giveaway. Enter to win "The Last Honest Outlaw" by Carol Finch, "Texas Lawman" by Carolyn Davidson and "The Ranger and the Redhead" by Lynna Banning. Ends July 23rd and is open to everyone.

Beth Fantaskey is having a fabulous contest HERE. She’s giving away signed books, T-shirts, sample pages from her next book and more. Enter by July 22nd and this contest has no restrictions listed.

In Between the Pages is giving away both “Evernight” and “Stargazer” by Claudia Gray. Stop by and comment by July 27th for a chance to win. US entry only.

The Imperial Beach Teen Blog is giving away copies of both Shiver and Lament by Maggie Stiefvater. Ends July 31st and is open to everyone.

YA Reads is giving away a set of the House of Night books by Kristen & PC Cast. Ends July 31st. Wish I had more info on this one but the website won’t open for me.


I'm Honored

I would like to thank the wonderful Trin from the Bloody Bad Book Blog for honoring me with the Humane Award. The blurb for this award goes as follows…

"The Humane Award is to honor certain bloggers that are kindhearted individuals. They regularly take part in my blog and always leave the sweetest comments. If it wasn't for them, my site would just be an ordinary book review blog. Their blogs are also amazing and are tastefully done on a daily basis. This award is to thank them for their growing friendships through the blog world."

I choose to give this award to:

1. J Kaye’s Book Blog
2. Book Junkie
3. Leontine’s Book Realm
4. Stumbling Over Chaos
5. Shooting Stars Mag


Saturday, July 11, 2009

July's Contests Part 1

Leah Braemel hosted Delilah Marvella on her blog yesterday and I was touched by her post. Please go HERE to read the post and for even more details about the contest go HERE. Thank you.

Visit Fantastic Book Reviews for some awesome contests. To enter for a chance at “The Stolen One” by Suzanne Crawley, click HERE by July 15th. Or win the entire shifter series by Rachel Vincent by clicking HERE, ends July 17th. And for a chance to win signed copies of “Evermore” and “Blue and Blue moon” by Alyson Noel click HERE. Ends July 23rd. Contests open to everyone.

Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist has 5 copies of Steven Erikson’d “Dust of Dreams” to give away to get in on the action visit HERE for details.

Stop by Bloody Bookaholic for your chance to win a copy of “Meridian” by Amber Kizer. This book doesn’t come out until August but if you click HERE you can sign up to win this when it comes out. Ends August 24th. Open to the US and PR.

The Fantasy Debut blog is giving away 3 copies of “Zadayi Red” by Caleb Fox. Click HERE to enter before July 16th. Open Worldwide.

Suzanne McLeod is celebrating the release of her new book “The Cold Kiss of Death”. Stop by her blog for a chance to win a copy of this fabulous new release, “Strange Brew” an anthology and “The Sweet Scent of Blood”. Ends July 15th and is open to all.

My Favorite Books blog has R.F. Long guest posting about her new ebook release “Soul Fire” with Samhain Books. Stop by to comment and you could win “Soul Fire” and a necklace. Ends July 14th and is open worldwide.

Elizabeth Amber is guest posting over at Heather’s Reading Romance blog. Stop by for a chance to win a copy of Elizabeth Amber’s “Dominic” and Heather is throwing in a twenty dollar gift card to your choice of or Barnes and Nobles to celebrate her 1st ever guest post. Ends July 15th and is open to the US and Canada only.

Readaholic always has lots of giveaways going on. Be sure to visit her blog HERE before July 14th for a chance to win Amanda Scott’s “Tamed By a Laird”. And don’t miss out on entering to win “The Moon Looked Down” by Dorothy Garlock HERE before July 14th as well. Open to the US and Canada.

Seductive Musings wraps up Medieval Romance week with a guest post by Amanda Scott. Stop by and comment before July 18th for a chance to win one of five copies of “Tamed By a Laird” by Amanda Scott. Open to the US and Canada.

Bookin With Bingo is giving away five copies of “The Castaways” by Elin Hiderbrand. Stop by before July 18th for your chance to win. Open to the US and Canada.


Thursday, July 09, 2009

A Win Win Situation...

Alex Bell is guest posting over at Shooting Stars Mag and I have to say that this post certainly grabbed my interest as well as his book "Jasmyn" which is being given away. I'm certainly entering for this contest but I don't mind friendly competition so click on over HERE by July 31st and get your entry in too. International entries welcome!
And stick around after entering for a chance at Shooting Star's other contests for The King's Rose by Alisa M Libby(July 10th), The Stolen One by Suzanne Crowley(July 13th), a signed copy of Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen (July 20th) and The Demon's Lexicon By Sarah Rees Brennan (July 30th). Open to US entry only.

Bibliophiles 'R' Us has some great contests running. For a chance to win "Knight of Desire" by Margaret Mallory, click HERE by July 17th. To try your luck for "The Iron Hunt" by Marjorie M Liu by clicking HERE before July 15th. And you can also enter to win "Off Season" by Anne Rivers Siddons HERE which ends July 17th. US and Candian entries only.

Seductive Musings has an interview up with Amanda McIntyre and her new book "Tortured". If you want to read this one remember to swing by and comment before July 11th. Open to US entry.

The has some contests running for some great books. If you'd like a copy of Tanya Huff's "The Enchanted Amporium" then ENTER before July 10th. And there's also Laura Resnick's "The Purifying Fire" being given away HERE, ends July 17th. Or try your luck at winning both "Dark Haven" and "The Blood King" by Gail Z. Martin HERE by July 24th. And if you like Star Trek, you might want to ENTER to win the Star Trek Scene It DVD game that Scifichick is giving away by July 31st. Open to everyone to enter. Good luck!

Fans of Star Wars will want to stop by The New Jedi Order for a chance to win "The New Space Opera 2" an anthology. Ends July 13th and is open to the US only.

You might want to visit Maria's Space where there are 11 giveaways running. Not all of them are book related but if your like me, you enter to win more then books occasionally when something catches your interest. My top 3 favorite contests running on Maria's blog are for a Twilight Inspired Ring(ends July 10th), "My Forbidden Desire" by Carolyn Jewel (ends July 12th) and "Knight of Desire" by Margaret Mallory (ends July 16th). US entries only.

Book Soulmates has a Wicked Wednesday giveaway HERE for a chance to win "Soul Survivor" by Andrea Leininger, "Off Season" by Anne Rivers Siddons or "My Name is Will" by Jess Winfield by July 22nd. While your there hurry and enter their other giveaway from last Wednesday HERE where "Julie and Julia" by Julie Powell and "The Impostor's Daughter" by Laurie Sandell are up for grabs until July 15th. USA and Canada only.

Interested in winning Candace Havens "The Demon King and I"? If not you should be as this is an awesome book. I have it already but if you visit Just Another Musing blog before July 18th you could be in luck. There's also a contest for The Hunger, a movie and TV show I've never heard of before but definitely would like to win and watch as its vamp related. Ends July 14th. No restrictions posted.

Candace Havens is all over the blogs and I for one am enjoying it because almost every stop includes prizes to be won. So remember to visit The Knight Agency Blog TODAY to get in on some of the fun and visit Candace's website for more ways to enter to win prizes.

There are 3 ARC's up for grabs at OMG, it's Wendy! You can win Sealed with a Promise by Mary Margaret, Close Encounters by Katherine Allred and Beyond the Rain by Jess Granger. Enter before July 21st. US only.

A little off the track but I thought I should mention A Bookworm Mom's Diary and the fact that they have a bunch of DVD giveaways happening. You can win Stealing Lincoln's Body (July 25th), America At War (July 25th), How the Earth Was Made (July 25th), Military Combat (July 25th), Cities of the Underworld (July 25th), The Prehistoric Collection (July 25th) and The Universe (July 25th). Open to US only.

Looking for giveaways all year long? Check out The Great American Book Giveaway where new books are listed every week. USA only.


Wednesday, July 08, 2009

For a Chance to Win...

Part 2 of Book Junkie's Hot Summer Nights Contest has started and will run until 8pm Sunday July 12th with giveaways which include: signed copy of HUNTING LOVE by Dana Marie Bell, an E-BOOK from Jess Dee, signed copy of DAWN KEEPERS, Book 2 of The Novels of the Final Prophecy by Jessica Andersen, signed copy of THUNDERBIRD CHOSEN Jory Strong, DEEPER by Megan Hart, signed copy of FRENCH KISSING by Nancy Warren, signed copy of CHAMPAGNE RULES by Susan Lyons, and this treasure trove also includes signed books & Goodies from ALL Authors who donated swag! Is Book Junkie awesome or what?! Be sure to enter!

There's No Such Thing As Too Many Books is at it again holding contests for 4 great books. You can win "Perfect Kisses" by Susan Johnson, Sylia Day and Noelle Mack or "Lord of the Forest" by Dawn Thompson or "Redneck Cinderella" by LuAnn McLane or "A Taste of Magic" by Tracy Madison. Enter by July 10th and open to all.

Happy Anniversary Hope Chest Reviews! There is a huge romance novel giveaway happening in honor of their anniversary this month. Just sign up and answer a few questions of which the answers can be found around this site and you'll be entered. Ends July 31st and no restrictions listed.

Stop by the Seductive Musings Blog when you have a chance. Karin Tabke is guest posting for this week, "Medieval Romance Week", and she's giving away a signed copy of "Master of Surrender". Ends July 11th and is open to everyone.

Blog 2.0 has a great review up for Michele Hauf's "The Highwayman", her newest Nocturne on the shelves. If you would like a chance to win a copy of this book, visit and comment HERE by July 14th. Open to all.

If your a writer or poet, nows the time to get that imagination working and submit your work for a chance to win prizes. Just visit The Clarity of Night blog for details. It's only 250 words and definitely worth it for an fifty dollar gift card. Ends July 15th and has no other restrictions. Good luck!

In my last post I listed Kate Brady's "One Scream Away" tour but Debbie of Debbie's World of Books has a much better tour list posted up with her giveaway which ends July 17th, US and Canadian mailing only. So enter to win at Debbie's blog then check out the tour list with dates. Good luck!


Monday, July 06, 2009

Enter at Your Own Risk...

Enter Genevieve's Giant Half-Birthday Contest!!
CHALLENGE #1: If Gen gets 100 followers by July 15th (Midnight PST), she will add FOUR more books to category B.
CHALLENGE #2: If Gen gets 100 different people entering in the contest by July 22nd (Midnight PST), she will add THREE more books to category B.
CHALLENGE #3: If Gen ends up with 200 or more different people entering in the contest by the 27th, then she will add an additional THREE books to category B!
CHALLEGE #4: Complete all three challenges before the end (it's okay if they don't get done by their certain dates), then she will add an additional TWO books to category B!
Category A (aka Big Ticket Items):
Fire by Kristin Cashore (ARC-- release date: 9/09)
Fade by Lisa McMann (Hardcover, SIGNED)
The Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink (ARC, SIGNED--release date: 8/09)
Category B (aka everything else):
Persistence of Memory by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (ARC-- release date: 12/08)
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Niki Burnham, Terri Clark, Ellen Hopkinks, Lynda Sandoval (ARC-- release date: 5/08)
How To Be Popular by Meg Cabot (ARC-- release date: 8/06)
Being Nikki by Meg Cabot (ARC-- release date: 5/09)
Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne (ARC-- release date: 3/09)
My Life In Pink And Green by Lisa Greenwald (ARC-- release date: 3/09)
Pretty Face by Mary Hogan (ARC-- release date: 4/08)
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson (Hardcover)
Crowned by Julie Linker (paperback)
Jane In Bloom by Deborah Lytton (ARC-- release date: 3/09)
Twilight by Stephenie Myer (paperback, movie cover edition-- one slight crease in the spine)
Red Glass by Laura Resau (Hardcover)
How to enter:
Leave a comment HERE and tell Genevieve which books from Catagory A you want to be entered for (if any) and a minimum of your top 10 choices from Category B. 1 is what you want most and 10 would be last choice.
Find out how to get Extra Entries by visiting the offical contest post HERE.
What You'll Win:
1st place winner:
One book from Category A, three books from Category B.
2nd place winner:
One book from Category A, two books from Category B.
3rd place winner:
One book from Category A, one book from Category B.
Honorable mentions:
Person who referred the most people:
Two books from Category B.
Person who makes Genevieve's favorite button (only if five or more people send Gen a button):
Two books from Category B.
That person who has only one entry:
One Book from Category B. (Genevieve is going to make sure that one person who only has one entry will win a book because she's nice. But only if someone from 1st-3rd place didn't have just one entry, otherwise they count as the person who won with only one entry.)
Everyone else:
It all depends on if your number gets picked. If you have a lot of entries, chances are higher you might win a book or more than one book. Keep in mind, if you won 1st-3rd place or one of the honorable mentions (& if you still have more entries) you might end up winning more books. The stats of winning more than one book all depends on how many entries you put in.
So yeah. It's kind of crazy how the entries will work out but you don't need to understand it to enter in the contest.
Open to: Addresses in the United States only. Sorry, she's only a college student!
Ends: July 31st at 11:59 PM PST***
*** HOWEVER, Note that if Genevieve does not get at least 100 different people entering the contest, then she will keep it open until she gets a minimum of 100 different people entering.
Overall, there is a TON of stuff you can do to get entries. You can earn well over 50 entries. Genevieve expects that it will be a nightmare to sort it all out in the end but that's what she's aiming for! A giant contest that she has no idea if she will ever be able to top.

Want to win an advanced copy of Gena Showalter's "Darkest Whisper"? All you have to do is spread the word about her newest book "Seduce the Darkness" or Candace Haven's new release "Dragons Prefer Blondes". Just post something about these book somewhere and then tell Gena what and where at the contest post HERE. Ends July 10th, no restictions posted.

If you haven't been over to the fabulous Midnight Moon Cafe, definitely get over there! This month is their anniversary month and to celebrate there are bunches of contests running. You won't want to miss the fun!

In honor of Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev being released, Book Blather and I Heart Monster are holding a "Show Your Pandemonium" contest! There are two different ways to win this contest:
Option 1: Artistic Route This is where you literally get to SHOW them your Pandemonium, Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth, and Mustardseed style. What kind of Fairy Havoc can you wreak? Maybe glitter in the lawn? Or cupcake eating contest? What other Fairy Havoc can you dream of? The sky is the limit, just make sure it isn't something illegal! Submissions can be videos, photos, sketches, book cover-art, scene-drawing, poetry, or any other way you can document Fairy Havoc/Pandemonium!
All submissions should be sent to pandemonium(AT)iheartmonster(DOT)com. Book Blather and I Heart Monster will pick their favorites and allow Lisa to pick the winner!
Option 2: Commenting, Following, & Sharing For those who don't have an artistic touch, fear not! You'll still have a chance to win by leaving a comment on either contest post. US entries only please and contest ends July 31st.
Winner of the the Artistic Route will receive: A hardcover of Eyes Like Stars, Fully Bloomed Necklace by TotusMel, Cobalt Flame Extensions by Kapow Adornments, and a Backstage Pass Bracelet.
Winner of Commenting, Following, & Sharing will receive: An ARC of Eyes Like Stars, Cobalt Flame Extensions by Kapow Adornments, and a Backstage Pass Bracelet.

Chick With Books blog is a stop on the "One Scream Away" Blog Tour by Kate Brady. Enter to win your own copy of "One Scream Away" by clicking HERE before July 25th. US and Canada entries only. And Follow along to the other tour stops...
Darby's Closet
Yankee Romance Reviewers
Review From Here
Debbie's World of Books
Starting Fresh
Wendy's Minding Spot
Marta's Meanderings
Chic Book Reviews
Bloody Bad Book Blog
Morbid Romantic
Bookin' with Bingo
Books and Needlepoint
Drey's Library
Pudgy Penguin Perusals
I'm Booking It
Book Soulmates
Just Jennifer Reading
My thoughts...your thoughts?
Seductive Musings
All About {n}
My Friend Amy
This Book for Free
Cheryl's Book Nook
My Guilty Pleasures

Stop by Eudaimonium if your a poet or liek to write lyrics. Put together a winning lyrical piece for Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater and win the book. No end date or restrictions listed.

Do visit the Fantasy Debut blog for a chance to win one of three copies of "The King's Daughters" by Nathalie Mallet. Ends July 13th and is open worldwide!


Sunday, July 05, 2009

Get In It To Win It...

Are you a True Blood fan? Then You'll want to visit True Blood and enter the contest there. Just comment in under 140 characters answering the question on the post pertaining to Sam Merlot's finding a woman. The cool thing is that Sam Trammell himself, who plays Sam Merlot on True Blood, will be reading everyone's answers. Then on July 12th a winner will be picked to win a DVD set of True Blood Season One. No restrictions posted so its open to all.

ScifiGuy has a blog I envy and always has all the up to the minute news on the books I'm anxious for. And of course there are contests too. Win an autographed copy of "The Highwayman" by Michele Hauf HERE, ends July 10th. And enter for 1 of 5 copies of "The Purifying Fire" by Laura Resnick HERE, ends July 10th. Or take a gamble to win the Felix Castor Contest with author Mike Carey HERE and you could recieve one of 5 "Dead Men's Boots" by Mike Carey or one of 3 Grand Prizes with 3 of Mike Carey's books "The Devil You Know", "Vicious Circle" and "Dead Men's Boots". Entries for the "Dead Men's Boots" books must be in by July 16th, while Grand Prize entries are extended until July 22nd. Contests open worldwide.

Lots more contests running over at the fabulous J Kaye's Book Blog...
PRICELESS MEMORIES by Bob Barker (New Audio Book)
THE DARK PLANET (Atherton, Book 3) by Patrick Carman (Review HC)
RIVERS OF FIRE (Atherton, Book 2) by Patrick Carman (Review HC)
NO MATTER WHAT by Lisa Nichols (New Audio Book)
THE HOUSE OF POWER (Atherton, Book 1) by Patrick Carman (Review HC)
MAGNOLIAS, MOONLIGHT, AND MURDER (An Ellie Avery Mystery) by Sara Rosett (ARC)
THE SECRET SPEECH by Tom Rob Smith (New Audio Book)
Patrick Carman’s Atherton Trilogy Giveaway (Three New Hardcover Books)
DESTROY ALL CARS by Blake Nelson (ARC)
DORK DIARIES & Purse Combo (Sent from the author)
OLIVIA KIDNEY by Ellen Potter (Review Book)
THE CHOICE by Nicholas Sparks (New Audio Book)
Ends July 24th. US and Canada only.

Stop by The Book Resort by July 6th for a chance to win "The Forest of Hands and Teeth" by Carrie Ryan. Open to everyone.

Another chance to win 1 of 5 copies Mike Carey's "Dead Men's Boots" at Sweeps4Bloggers. Ends July 13th and is open to the US and Candian mailing only.

It's Adam's birthday over at So Adam, How's That Book? Blog. Happy Birthday Adam! And I think it's fab that your running a contest to celebrate. Anyone interested in winning an ARC of "Fire" by Kristin Cashore, an ARC of "Girl in the Arena" by Lise Haines, an signed copy of "suite Scarlett" by Maureen Johnson or a signed hardbound copy of "A Map of the Known World" by Lisa Ann Sandell can join the party HERE. Ends July 31st or whenever the comment count hits 60 different people. Open to the US only.

Interested in winning 1 of 5 signed copies of "The Light of Burning Shadows" by Chris Evans? Then make sure you visit BSCReview and read the rules for entering. Ends July 12th. Open to all BSC readers.


Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Have fun celebrating and when the last sparkler fizzles out...I have more contests you can enter to win...

Make sure you stop by the Literary Escapism blog where you can enter to win any of three books up for grabs. You can win "Branded By Fire" by Nalini Singh, Seduce the Darkness by Gena Showalter or At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost. Ends July 25th and open to all.

Stop by the Library Lounge Lizard blog for a chance to win Gena Showalter's "Intertwined". Ends July 15th and open to everyone.

Chick With Books has a few contests running on her blog. Enter to win Chemo KateLynn by Andrea Lynn Katz HERE, ends July 11th. Or try to win Jules and Julia by Julie Powell HERE, ends July 11th. Get an entry in to win The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Elizabeth Leiknes HERE, ends July 18th. And don't miss Margaret Mallory's Knight of Desire blog tour post and contest HERE, ends July 18th. Open to US and Canda entry only.

Visit Passages to the Past for a chance to win The French Mistress by Susan Holloway Scott. Open to everyone until July 6th, 2009.

Stop by Read This Book to win Secrets of Truth and Beauty by Megan Frazer. Open to everyone until July 7th, 2009. If over 40 people enter, there'll be extras like Twilight bookmarks for 8 lucky people!

Swing by Ian O'Neil's site for a chance to win a signed copy Kelley Armstrong's Made to Be Broken and a signed copy of Ian's book Endo. Ends July 18th and open to all.

Do you like Zombies? If so this is your contest. Visit VVB32 Reads blog for a chance to win Never Slow Dance With a Zombie by E Van Lowe. Just comment with a link to a review or any post you've made online that is zombie related and your entered. Contest is open to all and ends July 31st.

Interested in winning a copy of "Strange Brew" the anthology? Visit Pat's Fantasy Hotlist for details.


Awarded & Re-awarding

I've been given another award on my blog!! My dear and wonderful friend Ruth over at Books, Books and More Books gave it to me. Thank you so much Ruth! I love your blog too.

It's the Heartfelt Award! I'm feeling all warm and gooshy! That's what this award is all about, feeling all warm and gooshy inside!

Here are the rules:

1) Put the logo on your blog/post
2) Nominate up to 9 blogs which make you feel comfy or warm inside.
3) Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4) Let them know that they have been nominated by commenting on their blog.
5) Remember to link to the person from whom you received your award.

And here are the blogs that I will nominate for this award:

Leah Braemel's Blog

Debbie's World of Books

The WriteMinded Blog

West of Mars - Win A Book!

Vampire Wire

Writer's At Play

I Do Not Want To Wait, I Want The Book Now

Happily Ever After

The Writing Playground

I just wish I could have given awards out to ALL the great blogs and bloggers I know.


Thursday, July 02, 2009

More Chances to Win...

Looking to enter contests for book giveaways? Then you simply MUST drop by Book Soulmates blog. There are 45 book contests currently running there. See the huge list HERE but hurry because some of the contests end as early as July 5th while other are open until July 15th. Open to the USA and Canada.

Head on over to The World According to Maggie as she has an all new trailer to unveil and you can enter to win Maggie's new release "Shiver" along with some other awesome prizes. Ends July 6th and winner will be announced HERE on July 7th. Open to everyone.

Hurry over to Fallen Angel Reviews where Dakota Cassidy is giving away a copy of her newest book "Kiss and Hell". Just share your favorite book of hers to be entered. No end date or restrictions but post soon!

The Frentic Reader is giving away a copy of "My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters" by Sydney Salter. This contest ends on July 13. International contest entry.

Mrs. Magoo Reads has a few contests running. Enter to win Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti (Ends July 22nd), Sprout (Ends July 6th) and two copies of Twenty Boy Summer (ends August 1st). No restictions mentioned so open to all to enter.

International Heat is having A Sizzling Summer Heat Contest. Ten weeks with ten great prizes up for grabs. Each prize is a surprise but seems to feature an author who will be spotlighted on Sunday for a special post. Comment by Saturday to be entered for that prize. For more details visit their blog.

I just found a new blog that has a ton of giveaways! Be sure to visit Sweeps4Bloggers and enter the many contests there. Here are some of them...
Hollywood is Like High School by Zoey Dean (ends July 3rd)
Ravens by George Dawes Green (ends July 3rd)
Daniel X: Watch the Skies by James Patterson 9ends July 4th)
How to Instantly Connect With Anyone by Leil Lowndes (ends July 6th)
Try Fear by James Scott Bell (ends July 7th)
I'm So Happy For You by Lucinda Rosenfeld (ends July 8th)
Get Real by Donald E Westlake (ends July 8th)
Willow by Julia Hoban (ends July 9th)
Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey (ends July 10th)
Surviving Euphoria by Jason P Marsh (ends July 10th)
Contests open to the USA and Canadian mailing.

Stop by The Story Siren's Blog for a chance to win the complete Elite series of books by Jennifer Banash AND the complete first season DVD set of Gossip Girl! Ends July 14th. Open to the US.

Visit Laura's Crammed Bookshelf for a chance to win "Along for the Ride" by Sarah Dressen. Ends July 15th. Open to the US.


Wednesday, July 01, 2009

I've Been Awarded

Special thanks to Patricia Altner of Patricia's Vampire Notes for presenting me with the Lemonade Award (for showing great attitude and gratitude). Patricia is a great friend and I love her blog! She always has some of the best reviews, interviews, contests and posts.

Link back to the person he/she received the award from.
Nominate 10 bloggers who are deserving of this award.

Here are my nominees for the Lemonade Award:

Book Junkie

Stumbling Over Chaos

The Midnight Moon Cafe

Yankee Romance Reviewers

Confessions of a Romance Book Addict

Something Wicked

Fang-Tastic Books

Fantastic Book Review

Leontine's Book Realm

There's No Such Thing As Too Many Books



July Contest Kick-Offs

This month is already starting out with a bang with all these great contests...

Gena Showlater's new book "Seduce the Darkness" has just been released! Congratulations Gena! To celebrate with everyone Gena Showalter and Sarah of Pocket Books are giving away a few copies of "Seduce the Darkness" on various blogs of this tour. I happen to know that Debbie’s World of Books is giving out a copy. Ends July 12th. So make sure you start there and then be sure to check out the other stops on the the Seduce the Darkness blog tour:
Book Series Reviews
All About {n}
Debbie’s World of Books
Wendy’s Minding Spot
Anna’s Book Blog
My Guilty Pleasures
Undercover Book Lover
Drey’s Library
A Book Bloggers Diary
Book Soulmates
A Journey of Books
My Friend Amy
Literary Escapism
Horror and Fantasy Book Review
Temple Library Reviews
Fantasy Freak
Books Joseph Reads

Stop by Bitten By Books and join in on the fun with Rachel Caine.

From Eileen Cook's blog: "Remember your first serious relationship and how you celebrated every milestone? You couldn’t wait for your official one year anniversary because you were having so much fun you wanted to celebrate every milestone in between? This is the anniversary of our first date/kiss/time we said I love you.
That’s how I feel about What Would Emma Do. End of June marks the six month celebration since it hit the shelf and that calls for a celebration and a celebration needs prizes. YOU COULD WIN A $75 GIFT CARD TO AMAZON/BARNES AND NOBLE/CHAPTERS/ BORDERS/ OR INDEPENDENT BOOK STORE!!!!
Entering the contest is simple. Between now and July 2nd send Eileen a link or email her if you do any of the following:
- post on Facebook/MySpace/Your Blog about why you liked WWED, a review of the book, or why you want to add it to your to-be read list
- Email your friends about the book
- Email or write your library about the book
- Email or write your local bookstore about the book
- Choose WWED for your book club
- Any other way you have of spreading the word! Ends July 3rd"
LadyVampire's Entry:
This is a book I've overlooked and haven't read yet sadly. I'll have to go back and correct that mistake. In the mean time Congratulations both on your 6 month anniverary and on your upcoming release of "Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood"!

The Novel Bookworm is having a contest for a 25 dollar gift card. There are 6 ways to enter and commenting about a book you liked that was under-appreciated is option number one. Ends July 18th. The Novel Bookworm's under-appreciated book is Big Sid's Vincati. You can read the review HERE or buy it HERE.

If your interested in winning an ARC of Suzanne Collin's "Catching Fire" then make sure you visit Lauren Barnholdt's LiveJournal page and enter. Ends July 8th.

Darque Reviews is giving away a copy of "Strange Brew" an anthology with stories by Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs and more. Just comment by July 6th for a chance to win.

Stop by Confessions of a Wandering Heart for a chance to win a signed ARC of "Hush, Hush" by Becca Fitzpatrick. Ends July 10th.

Stop by The Royal Reviews blog for a chance at winning either "Blood Promise" by Richelle Mead, "Dreamfever" by Karen Marie Moning or "The White Queen" by Philippa Gregory. Your pick. Just comment and state which book you would prefer to win. Ends July 30th.

Lorelei James is guest posting over at Seductive Musings today. Head on over there to see what ebooks you can win which of course includes her all new release "Miss Firecracker". Ends July 4th.

Bibliophiles 'R' Us is giving away "The Iron Hunt" by Marjorie M. Liu HERE. Ends July 14th. If you could please state in your comments that I referred you, I'd appreciate it. And while your doing entering the giveaway, give yourself an extra entry by voting in Bibliophiles poll. Its for her next giveaway so input could be important for when you visit again later. Plus she has a second contest for "Off Season" by Anne Rivers Siddons running HERE. Ends July 17th.

Remember to visit A Journey of Books as "Dragons Prefer Blondes" by Candace Havens is being given away there. And if you could please mention my name as the person who refered you, I would sure appreciate it. Thanks. Ends July 14th. There are also contests running for "Bound to Please" by Lili Feisty (Ends July 6th) and "My Forbidden Desire" by Carolyn Jewel which ends July 13th.