Saturday, May 31, 2008
Over at Walking on Sunshine...
The book is called Leonardo's Swans, and it's written by Karen Essex. It's historical fiction, too. Always a favorite of mine.
Best of all, since this is a book I hadn't heard of yet, she's included a review. Please read it; she sells the book nicely. I'll be adding it to my wishlist.
You've got until June 6 to enter, so go on over and check it out!
Friday, May 30, 2008
Loaded Questions with Kelly Hewitt
However, not only does Kelly give great interviews, right now, she's giving great books.
Emily Griffin's Love the One You're With. And copies of her other two books, as well.
Pretty good, right? Wait. They are autographed. You collectors are in for a great read and then something really special to keep on your shelves.
You can either enter by commenting on the post, or else by signing up for her newsletter. Or both.
Good luck and I hope you'll join me in lurking at Kelly's blog. Like I said, some of the best interviews out there are at Kelly's.
Angry Housewives Eating BonBons
Leave her a comment between now and June 10. And don't forget to wish her a happy birthday, too! (it's the 10th)
Thursday, May 29, 2008
It's BookRoomReviews, and Tracy gives away at least one book a month, sometimes two. Keep an eye here and there for news of the latest, but if you're quick, you can get in on the current one, for Mrs. Perfect and Broken Angel.
Goodies at Front Street Reviews!
Size Large (sorry all you others!)
They feature the book Generation Dead, the review for which you can read at Front Street.
Go save me from them, will you? My t-shirts out grew my drawer a long time ago.
Toni McGee Causey
Keep an eye on her blog and her website. Contests? Yep. But definitely a writer to watch. And one heck of a great lady!
Cool site for gives
Definitely one to add to your reader.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
A Fatal Waltz -- Tasha Alexander
Who: This time, it's my friend Abookworm who's giving a copy away.
She's got two copies of A Fatal Waltz, by Tasha Alexander.
And she's got some fun and games going along with the contest, so be prepared! (she's also taking multiple entries if you're desperate for this book.)
US and Canada only (sorry folks!) and entries close June 15.
Fiction Scribe 100 Comments Contest
She wants 100 comments on certain posts on her blog between May 5 and June 5. Time's running short, but the prizes are sweet. Go on over and help the cause.
Win One of Three Books
What: One of these three, Dead to Me by Anton Strout, The Darkest Kiss by Keri Arthur, or Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich
Where: Amberkatze's Book Blog
When: contest will close next Monday 2nd of June
How: Just post a comment and tell her which book you would like to be entered for and why.
There will be 3 winners!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Freebie! Hal Spacejock!
- for nothing! Fremantle Press and Western Australian author, Simon Haynes, are
giving away complete online copies of the novel Hal Spacejock 1.
The first novel in the popular series is available to download right now, and serves
as the perfect entree to the release of book four - Hal Spacejock: No Free Lunch -
on June the 2nd.
Get your copy of Hal Spacejock here.
The download is available to all, so please grab a book and share this news.
The Accidental Demon Slayer
What: An Advance Reader's Copy of The Accidental Demon Slayer
When: Every Friday
You have to sign up for her quarterly newsletter for an automatic entry. And keep an eye on her blog, as there are other giveaways going on, as well, as she gears up for her book's release.
Susan's Got Excerpts!
The second excerpt is from Angie Fox's forthcoming The Accidental Demon Slayer.
The first is a collection from some really cool writers: Shayla Black, Shelley Bradley, Charlene Teglia, Cathryn Fox, Mackenzie McKade, Syliva Day, SJ Day, and Sasha White.
Because of the adult nature of the collection, over 18 only, please.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Great American Book Giveaway
Sorry, gang, but this is a US-only contest.
Katrina's Monday Give!
Our Friend Ann Aguirre
Go on over. Read her short story. Comment. Join the fun. Join the group of us who are fans of Ann.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Fables from the Mud
What: Fables from the Mud by Erik Quisling
Where: Puss Reboots: A Book Review a Day
When: Contest ends June 26th at 11 PM Pacific Time
How: Leave a comment about your favorite fable. Get an extra entry by blogging about the contest.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Where: Terra's Book Blog
Deadline: May 31st
Sale at Aspen Mountain Press!
There is a 15% discount on selected titles, including, in the spirit of the holiday, Some Gave All, a selection of stories dedicated to the memory of those who gave all in service to our country.
Happy Shopping and Happy Memorial Day to our US friends.
eBooks from Tor!
It's DRM free and available in .pdf, mobi, or html versions.
The catch? You've got to sign up for their newsletter. But it's Tor Books, people! They publish good stuff!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Do you read Cult novels?
The prize is one book of your choice, but they'd like to hear what book you wore like your boyfriend's track jacket. Go visit. Leave a comment. What book did you relate to so much that you couldn't leave the house without it?
Mrs. Perfect by Jane Porter
Where: A Book Blogger's Diary
US and Canada only (sorry, guys!).
Two copies of the book will be given out, and a third winner will get a cool book thong.
Gone by Michael Grant
Where: Books and Movies Today
Be warned! This contest is for two ARCs (Advanced Readers Copies). The cover art will be different from what's pictured on the site. And technically, you're not allowed to resell ARCs. Once you're done reading.
US and Canada only, and to get an extra entry, blog about it and link back from your own site.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Bite Me Magazine!
What: Bite Me Magazine (3 copies!)
Be sure to tell Amber who your favorite vampire appearing in a book (or series) is!
ABCs of Fruits and Vegetables and Beyond
What: The ABCs of Fruits and Vegetables and Beyond by Steve Charney and David Goldbeck.
Where:Puss Reboots: A Book Review a Day
When:Today through June 22nd at 11 PM Pacific Time.
How: Leave a comment about your favorite fruit or vegetable or how you get your children to either their fruits and vegetables.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
The Bright Side of Disaster by Katherine Center
What: The Bright Side of Disaster by Katherine Center
She's got two copies -- one autographed and one not.
Be sure to tell her we sent you... she's upset that she doesn't have more entries.
A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander
What: Tasha Alexander's A Fatal Waltz
Enter by 23 May! And the best part? She's got FIVE copies to give.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Another Chance for An Embarrassment of Riches
Where: Ashley's Booktopia
A Bagful of Books!
Who: Fresh Fiction
What: Win Hollywood Girls Club and Secrets of The Hollywood Girls Club by Maggie Marr, The Guy Not Taken by Jennifer Weiner, I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter, Earthly Pleasures by Karen Neches, Lost And Found by Ann Warren and many many many more!
Your sponsor: Maggie Marr
Be warned: entering puts you on a couple of newsletter lists. You can opt out when you receive the first letter (but why? You might get cool news about cool new authors and books). But with a Karen Neches book in the bag, it's worth it.
Rattled by Trish Berg
What: Rattled, by Trish Berg.
Brittanie includes a short excerpt, a link to the author's website, and a short review of her own. Entry is easy, just a comment, but don't skimp on reading the post.
Skunk, a Love Story
What: A copy of Skunk: A Love Story by Justin Courter
There are three ways to enter this contest. Check them out!
I don't know about you guys, but after reading that fun review, this is one book I'll be on the lookout for.
Win some Georgette Heyer
They'll have some neat giveaways, and opportunities for you to guest blog with your own thoughts about Heyer.
Check out the celebrations, and add this very cool themed blog to your reader.
A Sale, not a Contest
Who: Nightshade Books.
What: 50% off all in-stock and forthcoming titles.
Some things to know about. There's a coupon code here and a four-book minimum. Shouldn't be hard to do.
An Embarrassment of Riches
Where: Front Street Reviews
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Since it's Sunday...
Check her out. Even if you don't win something, you'll get some darn good book reviews.
The Rabbi's Cat 2
Where: Susan's main home: West of Mars -- The Meet and Greet
Susan's review at Front Street Reviews.
The Velveteen Rabbi.
Spellbinder Press and The Sex Club
Where: Spellbinder Press
When: Every week Spellbinder sends out a winning copy!
How: Just send an e-mail with the word WIN. (And if you love the novel, tell
Read some reviews:
Susan Helene Gottfried at Front Street Reviews
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Bookreporter's Beach Bag of Books!
Every week, from 16 May to 29 August, Bookreporter.com will be giving away a beach bag stocked with the featured book(s), plus summertime essentials that tie in to the weekly theme. Five FABULOUS beach bags will be given away each week, as well as five copies of the featured book(s) to additional winners.
This week, it's Emily Griffin's Love the One You're With. AND her entire backlist. Plus the bag.
A synopsis is provided here. You can go here to enter -- but be warned! There is an excerpt to read and a question to answer. But what better way to sample a writer's skill than by reading an excerpt?
Don't forget the weekly contests for newsletter subscribers, too!
The Road from La Cueva
Where: Puss Reboots: A Book Review a Day.
When: Contest ends at 11 PM Pacific time on May 26th
How: Leave a two (2) sentence comment explaining why you want to read this book.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Still Hot by Sue Mittenthal and Linda Reing
Where: Puss Reboots: A Book Review a Day
When: Contest ends June 16th at 11 PM Pacific Time
How: On the comment page tell a brief divorce story.
Violet By Design
Where: Cynthia Leitich Smith's author blog
Here's the direct contest link.
She's got three copies -- and one is to go to a YA librarian. Please read the directions carefully on her site.
Celebrate the release of Law of Averages
Where: Wylie Kinson's author blog
Just answer one question (answer can be found in one of three places) and you'll be eligible. And check out Wylie's new e-book, Law of Averages.
Note from Susan: I was lucky enough to read this already. It's a don't-miss and a great way to check out e-books if you haven't done so yet.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
1001 Books for Every Mood
How: Win a signed copy of 1001 Books for Every Mood -- Write a Readers Guide for your personal favorite among the 1001 books in this guide to reaers' favorites. If your guide is accepted for the Readers Guides resource area, you'll win a copy of the "1001 Boks for Every Mood." Sample Readers Guides and submission guildelines are on the web site.
Where: Right here.
The Polka Dot Banner
For a limited time only! One lucky visitor to The Polka Dot Banner each month will win one of these great books.
Marketing From the Trenches, by Rudolph Waldner
Sisterhood of Faith, by Shirley Brosius
Lymeria, by Kristina Coia
Coinage of Commitment, by R. Costeloe
Jake's Return, by Liana Laverentz
Thin Ice, by Liana Laverentz
Falcon's Prey, by Kristina Coia
Unholy Grail, by D. L. Wilson
Registration is required. But you want to.
A Sack of Books!
This month's books are:
The Space Between Before and After, by Jean Reynolds Page
The Best Day of Someone Else's Life, by Kerry Reichs
Things I Want My Daughter to Know, by Elizabeth Noble
Check out the preview for next month, too!
Monday, May 12, 2008
An Auction for a good cause
Who: Shiloh Walker and friends
You can view a list of what's up for grabs at Shiloh's blog. Bidding ends 19 May.
Monday Book Giveaway!
What: Any readily-available book of your choice under $25 (excluding shipping!)
Where: Stone Soup.
Good luck! Check back with Katrina every Monday for a new giveaway.
Go Green by Nancy H. Taylor
Who: Sarah at Puss Reboots
What: Go Green by Nancy H. Taylor
Where: Puss Reboots: A Book Review a Day
How: Leave a comment on how you are going green.
When: Contest ends at 11 PM Pacific Time on June 12, 2008.
Black Magic Woman
What: Black Magic Woman by Justin Gustainis
Where: Amberkatze's Book Blog
Sunday, May 11, 2008
What: 7th Heaven by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Where: What Cheesy Reads
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Win The Road from La Cueva
I'm giving away the book at my blog, Puss Reboots. The contest ends at 11PM on May 26th.
Today I received a comment from the author and thought I'd share it here.
Anyone who acquires this book (either through purchase or this sweepstakes) is welcome to discuss with me, the author, via my blog.
There's also a discussion on GoodReads.
This isn't a book, but a magazine of short stories. You can get a free copy of the July 2008 issue if you're willing to write a blog review of the issue. I'm already a subscriber and I'll be reviewing the stories in the issue as I read them but I'd love to see what others think of the book.
Here are the details for getting your copy:
We’re going to do a promotional giveaway with this issue. There’s a box of copies of this issue on its way to me and I’d like to give away the copies people who will blog about the issue. So here’s the deal:
- Go to our "Contact Us" page:
- Tell us where to mail your copy of the issue.
- Receive the issue and blog about it. Naturally, we prefer if you read the issue before blogging about it, but I’m just insisting that you blog about it. (The first time we tried this promotion, people mistakenly thought they should blog about the magazine before receiving the issue. No. Get the issue first, then blog about it.)
- Send us a link to your blog.
That’s all there is to it. I’ll post here when we run out of the giveaway copies.
Spread the word!
Update: May 13
Apparently all the free July copies have been claimed. Here's the lastest from the blog:
All those copies have gone out to bloggers, so please don’t email us looking for one of the free issues.
I'm looking forward to seeing what the various bloggers make of the issue.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Cyclone Nargis Contest
What: $150 worth of free books (the winner choses the store- Amazon, B&N, Powells)
Does require a donation to a charity working for cyclone relief. COntest ends midnight on May 14th.
Where: Ann Aguirre's Blog
Monday, May 5, 2008
Baby Shark and A Thousand Veils
What: Baby Shark's High Plains Redemption by Robert Fate and A Thousand Veils by D.J. Murphy
Where: Front Street Reviews
The Truth and Killrod
What: The Truth (I'm a Girl and I Know Everything) by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein and Killrod by Bill Ison
Where: Breeni Books
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Giving you Lisa Jackson
What: A Lisa Jackson t-shirt and copy of The Morning After.
Where: West of Mars of course!