Monday, June 30, 2008


Contest at Red Rose Publishing!

To celebrate their first year of publishing, the nice folks at Red Rose Publishing are holding a contest. Starting July 1, click on the Red Rose Icon to be taken to a website. Find the icon on their site, note the location, and click on it again to be taken to the next one.

Lots of prizes will be awarded on 31 July. Start hunting!


Add some Sizzle to your Summer Contest

The Hussies, a group of erotic writers, have assembled a long list of fellow authors for a summer contest. You'll have to visit the websites of the listed authors, find the answers to questions, and fill out your entry form.

Always a good way to discover new writers. That in and of itself is winning. But if you must have a book for free, there are plenty of prizes along the way.

Check it out via this link.


Cedar Rapids Library

You've probably heard about all the flooding in and around Cedar Rapids. Their library was hard hit and they've lost most of their collection. You can read more in this article. They can't take book donations (no storage during the clean up) but you can donate money for purchasing new books once the library is ready to house them.

All contributions are tax deductible. Here's how to help:
Make your check out to the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation
Mail it to 500 1st St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401.

Hat tip: Meg's Diary.

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The Beach House by Jane Green

S. Krishna is kicking off her inaugural book giveaway with a goodie: The Beach House, the newest release by powerhouse author Jane Green.

Open to US and Canada only, and you MUST check back to see if you won.

Enter via this link.


Jeri Smith-Ready Interview and Give

Amberkatze just can't stop.

This week, she's got a great interview with author Jeri Ready-Smith, and to accompany it, Ms. Smith-Ready has a signed copy of her new release, Wicked Game. Just follow her rules, posted at this link, and enter yourself!

(btw, Susan really covets this book!)

Saturday, June 28, 2008


Red Room's Summer Reading Giveaway

Can't get enough of those fourteen books Hachette is giving away all over the Internet? Head on over to Red Room and enter their Summer Reading Giveaway.

This contest involves registering on their site and leaving them a story, a poem, an anecdote, a podcast... what have you. It must feature a favorite summer reading experience. So it's not quite as easy as some of the others floating around out there, but it could be a lot of fun to sort through those memories you've got (and are hopefully making) and share one with the readers of Red Room.

Enter via this link. Good luck!


Fourteen from Hachette!

Over at Trish's Diary, there's another set of 14 books being given away as part of the Hachette Summer Reads Giveaway. Hachette's really stepping it up for their authors this summer. Good for them!

Yes, it's US and Canada only. You international people might need to start cutting deals for yourselves...

Enter via this link.


Drew Bowling

Fantasy Book Critic's got more goods. Just one book this time, but it's autographed (paperback copy) -- Tower of Shadows.

He's got three copies, so head on over and throw your name in the hat. This one is open to anyone, too.

Don't forget to read the review and an excerpt before you enter; make sure it's something you truly want to read, okay?

Enter via this link.

Friday, June 27, 2008


Mike Carey Giveaway

Fantasy Book Critic has the goods again. This time, it's Mike Carey's The Devil You know, as well as Vicious Circle.

He's got three sets, courtesy of Hachette Book Group, one of my favorite publishers out there for their support of the book blogs.

Enter via this link. US only, though.


Sale at Books on Board!

All June releases are on sale at Books on Board, for a whopping 25% off!

Happy shopping!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Virus Games by G.L. Sheerin

This summer at Puss Reboots I'm going to be announcing a new book giveaway once a week. I have contests scheduled all the way through the middle of September.

My newest review giveaway is for Virus Games by G.L. Sheerin. It's part of the Peter's Packet series and is aimed at ages 9 to 12.

The rules for the contest are as follows:

  1. Contest runs from today through July 27th at 11PM
  2. Winner will be notified via email at 11PM on July 27th and will have 3 days to respond with a mailing address. If no response is received in that time, a new winner will be picked.
  3. Open to the entire world.
  4. To qualify your comment must include a book recommendation for ages 9 to 12.
  5. For extra credit you can:
    a) include your blog's URL
    b) blog about the contest and link back.
To learn more, please visit the post at Puss Reboots.

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Ten of The Ten Thousand

David Weber at the Fantasy Critic is giving away ten copies of The Ten Thousand by Paul Kearney.

The rules are:
1) Open To Anyone
2) Only One Entry Per Household (Multiple Entries Will Be Disqualified)
3) Must Enter Valid Email Address, Mailing Address + Name
4) No Purchase Necessary
5) Giveaway Will End July 22, 2008 – 11:59AM PST
6) Winners Will Be Randomly Selected and Notified By Email
7) Personal Information Will Only Be Used In Mailing Out the Prizes To the Winners

The contest entry form is at the Fantasy Critic site.

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The Edge of Recall

Melissa's book giveaway of the week is The Edge of Recall by Kristen Heitzmann. The deadline to enter is this Saturday.

Good luck.



Sale at Changeling Press!

Use the discount code GLBT2008 on any order between now and the end of the month and you’ll get 10% off your order — PLUS 10 winners will get a free PDF copy of Ann Vremont’s Wolf Dance! Just buy any new release or GLBT theme book and enter the discount code GLBT2008 to receive 10% off your entire order and a chance to win a free book!

Go here to see what Changeling's got for you.


Rock N Read Benefit

Author Stephanie Kuehnert is whipping up something cool. Check it out:

I had this idea for a “literary Lollapalooza” of sorts, where bands and authors would share the stage. Alexa Young signed on to help, and this is what resulted.

So, if you happen to be in the L.A. area on July 13th from 3 to 6 pm, you’ll want to swing by Virgin Megastore at 6801 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood to take in musical performances by Lucid Nation, Noah Stone, Norfolk, Dirty Spanglish, and Moth Eaten and readings by N.L. Belardes, Cherry Cheva, Megan Crane, Kim Culbertson, Stephanie Kuehnert, Alyson Noël, Rebecca Woolf and Alexa Young.

If you’re not in California, there are still many ways that you can be involved. You can grab a banner from our website and help us spread the word. And if you are an author or musician, we are offering a unique promotional opportunity. Our event is free, but we’d like to raise money for Virgin Unite Charities so we are raffling off five identical prize packs. If you’d like to donate five (signed if possible) copies of your book, CDs, or other promotional items, we would love to have them! Contact me at stephanie at stephaniekuehnert dot com if you’re interested! I can’t tell you how excited I am about this amazing event!

(Although this is pretty shamelessly lifted from Caren Johnson's blog, I did it because I think it's a great thing to be involved with. I hope some of you will help out, too.)


The Memory of Water

Booking Mama is really hopping lately. She has a spare copy of The Memory of Water, by Karen White, and would love to share it with you.

But go on and read her thoughtful review. It's really wonderful.]

You have until June 30, and it's only for folk in the US and Canada. Darn postal rates...

Here is the link.


Driving Sideways by Jess Riley

Booking Mama was kind enough to drop a link into our inbox here, so I'm glad to pass it along.

After posting a review of Jess Riley's Driving Sideways, Julie was lucky enough to land an interview with Ms. Riley -- and to entice you to read it, she's offering a signed copy of Driving Sideways. You shouldn't need the enticement; it's another good interview. (Because we try to politely overlook any bad ones, you see.)

You only have until this Friday, so don't dawdle. Use this link.


David Weber

Fantasy Book Critic just does not stop!

This time, it's a set of books from David Weber. Two sets, in fact, to North American people only. The books are Off Armageddon Reef and By Schism Rent Asunder, both from the author’s Safehold series.

Pretty cool! Use this link to enter.


George Carlin

Our friend Nimrodiel is missing George Carlin. Many of us are, but Nim's trying to ease your pain by offering up a copy of When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?

Read the directions; she wants you to talk about Carlin. But if you have a good pork chop recipe, I'm sure she'd appreciate it. (and yes, I totally made that last part up.)


Natasha Rhodes Interview and Contest

Our friend Amberkatze is at it again! This time, she's got a great interview with author Natasha Rhodes and is giving away a signed copy of Rhodes' Dante Girl.

There's a question Amber would like you answer in order to enter the contest. Have some fun with it -- and the interview as well!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


The Dangerous Days of Daniel X

Fantasy Book Critic is at it again. This time, it's a copy of the new James Patterson/Michael Ledwidge novel, The Dangerous Days of Daniel X.

Read all about it via this link.

(North American residents only. The book won't actually be released for a month yet, giving you lots of time to enter. Good luck! There are five copies up for grabs.)


Water Keep: the Farworld Series

Over at Books I Done Read, there's a long (but funny) interview with author J. Scott Savage and a contest to celebrate the release of Water Keep, the first book in the new Farworld series.

There are some interesting rules, too. Be sure to read them carefully.

All the details are at this link.

Monday, June 23, 2008


Catch up with Breeni Books

Three giveaways going on at Breeni Books right now, so stop by and get your entries in!

Wash and Die by Barbara Colley
A Geisha's Journey by Komomo

Open to US residents.


This week at Stone Soup...

This week at Stone Soup, Katrina is giving away her favorite read of 2008: Michelle Richmond's No One You Know. There will be two winners, who are both being invited to join the buzz for this book.

Enter here.


Scott Douglas experiments with wikis

From author/librarian Scott Douglas' blog:

A few years ago, I wrote a little book called The Library Tree. It is a whimsical library folktale of sorts, and now I'm giving it away! Some of you have already bought and read this book, and I thank you for your support; there's still a couple bound copies left, and if you'd really like one, then go to my Web store and buy it...but honestly, I'd be happier if you simply download and read it free and told all your friends about it!

The book is also licensed under the Creative Commons; you can edit it, change it, rewrite it...basically do whatever you want to it. The only thing you can't do is sell it for profit.

Why am I doing this? Call it an experiment, really. Plenty of people have started non-fiction Wiki efforts. How many people have started wiki fiction books? And this is the perfect book to start it with--it's short and it's a folktale (and folktales are frequently changed as they're passed down through the ages).

I'm thinking this is a very cool idea. Watching it should be fascinating.

Read more about it at Scott's blog.


More about Gail Z. Martin

Fantasy Book Critic has a bonus to his contest to win Gail Z. Martin's latest, The Blood King. This bonus is a really blog entry by Ms. Martin.

Check it out here.

Also, be sure to check out the interview he's done with her.

eta: I had the wrong book title in there. Thanks to Gail for fixing my mistake!


Rock Star Mommy

Carol at She Lives is giving away a copy of Rock Star Mommy by Judy Davids. Use this link to read about how you can enter.

I just met Carol last Thursday; she seems like one of those bloggers you'll want to know.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Dark Haven by Gail Z. Martin

Fantasy Book Critic is at it again. This time, the featured author is Gail Z. Martin, who is poised to release the third book in The Chronicles of the Necromancer. Never heard of this series?

Check out all the links provided. The only thing you won't know after you read all this is when the books you order will arrive.

Or you can roll the dice. Gail Z. Martin has also agreed to give away ONE MEGA PRIZE PACK including a SIGNED COPY of “The Blood King”, a SIGNED ADVANCED READING COPY of “The Blood King”, a red Soulcatcher crystal ball, and a Summoner t-shirt!!!

But... The Blood King is the second volume. So you'll need to get the first anyway.

Enter the contest through this link, and be sure to swing by your favorite independent bookstore to get caught up on the earlier installments of this great-sounding series.


Our Friend Shaunesay

Our good friend Shaunesay is having a new contest. The book is Atlantis Rising, by Alyssa Day. It's a gently-read copy that's registered at BookCrossing, and you can read more (and enter) at this link.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


Unholy Domain by Dan Ronco

I'm giving away another book at Puss Reboots: A Book Review a Day. This time it's Unholy Domain by Dan Ronco.

The contest runs from today through July 22 at 11 PM Pacific Time.

Here's how to enter.

  1. To get a qualifying entry please recommend your favorite mystery or thriller to read.
  2. For a second entry (after you've done #1) leave a link to your blog.
  3. For a third entry (after you've done #1) blog about this entry and link back to it.
  4. Entries #2 or #3 won't count if you don't follow the rules for #1.
  5. One comment per household / IP.

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Paying it Forward at BookRoomReviews

Every month, BookRoomReviews does a Pay it Forward contest, featuring a brand new copy of The Host by Stephanie Meyer and as a bonus a brand new copy of Mrs. Perfect by Jane Porter, both donated by those cool folk at Hatchette Books.

There are a few ways to enter, so be sure to stop over and read carefully. There's even a link to win a DVD.

Enter by using this link.


This Week at is keeping things hot this summer, all right. They have five grand prizes in their Beach Bag of Books Summer Reading Weekly Contest. Here's this week's prize:

In a light blue and white striped bag, winners will find a two-toned blue striped towel, a hydrangea-scented candle from the Yankee Candle Company, Nantucket Briar Milk Bath from Crabtree & Evelyn, a book of watercolor paper, watercolor paints, a green and yellow garden trowel, blue garden gloves and an eight-can tote blue cooler, as well as a copy of THE BEACH HOUSE. We have five to give away, as well as five additional prizes of copies of THE BEACH HOUSE.

Be sure to read the excerpt carefully and answer the question, or your entry won't count. Good luck!

Friday, June 20, 2008


Awesome interview with Lilith Saintcrow

Nothing to win here except some time spent with a fantastic interview given by Susan's friends at the Midnight Moon Cafe.

If you're a Lilith Saintcrow fan, you do NOT want to miss it.

Click this link to read.


From Dewey at The Hidden Side of a Leaf

This just in from Dewey, at The Hidden Side of a Leaf.

Hachette Book Group USA has teamed with her to to host a big books giveaway.

There will be five winners, and each winner gets a box of fourteen new books (listed below).

The rules:

1. One drawing today: If you’re interested, just say so in the comments and I will use a random number generator to choose a winner on Saturday.

2. One drawing next week: You’ll see another post next week, with another chance to win.

3. Three random drawings during the Read-a-thon (Saturday June 28th): By random, I mean the drawings will occur unannounced at three times throughout the read-a-thon. The time periods in which you can put your name in the hat on that day will be very short, an hour or two each. You don’t have to be a participant to win, but participating or following the event closely will mean you’re more likely to notice when the drawings happen.

4. I’m afraid the contest is only open to residents of the U.S. or Canada.

Each prize box will contain a new copy of ALL 14 of these

The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston

The Preacher and the Presidents by Nancy Gibbs

Swine Not? by Jimmy Buffett , Helen Bransford

Miscarriage of Justice by “Kip” Gayden

Trespassers Will Be Baptized by Elizabeth Hancock

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Trish Ryan

A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand

Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

Made in the U.S.A. by Billie Letts

Off Season by Anne Siddons

A Rose by the Door by Deborah Bedford

Remember Me by Deborah Bedford

Child 44 by Tom Smith

Close by Martina Cole

Pretty good haul! One again, that's over at The Hidden Side of a Leaf.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Amanda at A Patchwork of Books is giving away FIVE -- yes, five -- copies of The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson.

Click on this link to enter.

Be sure to read her review!


Two from Age 30 -- a Year of Books

Heather at Age 30 -- a Year of Books is currently running two giveaways.

First, she has an interview with author Kristy Kiernan and will preorder a copy of Matters of Faith for one lucky winner. Enter by leaving a comment at this link, and be sure to let her know if you also mention her contest.

Her second involves Two books this time!
The Avengers: A Jewish War Story, by Rich Cohen
Ciao America! An Italian Discovers the US, by Beppe Severgnini

There are multiple ways to get multiple entries; click this link to read all about it.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Diary of an Eccentric's one-year Blogiversary

I came across this great reason to celebrate and pick up some wonderful classics. Anna at Diary of an Eccentric has this to say:

In honor of my first blogiversary, I have 3 prizes to give away. The main focus of my blog is knitting and reading, so I figured raiding my stash and bookcase for some yarn and books would make some great prizes. Here are the goodies up for grabs:

Yarn: 3 full hanks (100 yards each) and 1 almost full hank of Farmhouse Yarns Woodland Spun; hand dyed, single ply bulky; 75% wool, 25% alpaca; colorway Moss.

Books: Maggie Cassidy by Jack Kerouac and The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (I hope there are some classics lovers out there!)

To enter, leave a comment at this link or drop her an e-mail. On June 30, she'll put all the names into a hat and pick one. Good luck!


Jodi Picoult x 5

Heather at Book Addiction is giving away 5 Jodi Picoult books. You can enter to win all of them but she will be only sending one book to each winner. All the details are posted at Book Addiction.

The books are:
Good luck!

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Book Roast

Have you been to Book Roast yet?


The Painter from Shanghai

Our cool friend Terra is giving away her copy of The Painter from Shanghai, the book that's being described as the Chinese version of Memoirs of a Geisha. Read her (great) review and leave a comment here.

She'll pick a winner on June 30.



Tachyon Publications wants to see your dog. This contest celebrates the July 1st release of “Dogs,” the thrilling new novel of bioterrorism and international intrigue by award-winning science fiction author Nancy Kress (Beggars in Spain).

Skinny dogs, fat dogs, big dogs, little dogs, post your favorite pictures of them HERE or send them by email to between now and July 31st. The team at Tachyon Publications will pick THREE very lucky dogs and their owners to win a special gift pack, including a signed copy of “Dogs” and some delectable doggy treats :)

Also, while we're talking about Tachyon, they are offering free media mail shipping for any purchase in their store, if you follow the instructions found here.


Mistaken Identity by Don and Susie VanRyn and Newell, Colleen and Whitney Cerak

Melissa at Reflections is giving away a copy of Mistaken Identity by Don and Susie VanRyn and Newell, Colleen and Whitney Cerak.

Here's how to enter:
1. Leave a comment on the post, tell her something interesting about yourself.

2. Make sure you leave a valid e-mail address so that she can contact you if you win.

3. For a bonus entry, subscribe to her feed (see right hand sidebar) or let her know if you're already subscribed.

4. Deadline to enter is Saturday, June 21, and she'll get numbers via on Sunday to determine a winner.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008


This Week at Stone Soup...

Katrina's still feeling the Sarah Strohmeyer love over at Stone Soup. Go Katrina!

To win an autographed copy of Sweet Love by Sarah Strohmeyer, just leave her a comment. Use this link. You have until Sunday, 22 June, so don't delay.

She's also given us a recipe this week. And check out that vintage hat she drew last week's winner from. Pretty cool.

So is new Sarah Strohmeyer.

But wait until you see what she's got coming up next...


Booking Mama's Got Meg Waite Clayton

Booking Mama has an interview with Meg Waite Clayton, and is giving away a copy of The Wednesday Sisters. She's also got a review of The Wednesday Sisters.

Two ways to win: leave a comment and link back to the contest. Enter here.

(that means click on the link, not leave me a comment. I can't enter for you.)


Bitten by Books

Hey, if you're not reading Bitten By Books, why not? Lots going on over there, including an upcoming visit from author Mark Henry and lots of hoopla surrounding the event.

And that's just the beginning...


Wait for Friday!

The nice folk over at BookRoomReviews dropped me an e-mail (yep, using that handy-dandy e-mail link on the sidebar. Why don't you give it a try?) to say that starting Friday June 20th I will be giving away a brand new copy of Stephanie Meyers' The Host.

Yes, you have to wait until Friday to enter! But you can check out the goings-on at the blog now, if you want... might be another one to add to your reader.


Contest and Interview with Tate Hallaway

Our good friend Amberkatze can't stop! (and we're not complaining, either)

One lucky person will win a copy of Tate Hallaway's newest release in the 'Garnet Lacey' series, 'Romancing the Dead'!

All you have to do to enter is make a comment here post telling us all what 3 things you would like to have with you if you got stranded on a desert island! No answer, no entry!!

The contest will run until Sunday 22nd of June.

If you're new to the series, Amber's also kind enough to list the order in which you should start reading.


Tuesday Teasers at Skeet's Stuff

Skeet is looking for new players for her weekly Tuesday Teasers. I've been a loyal fan of these crazy eyeball benders for about a year now. Every Tuesday morning Skeet publishes a teeny tiny photograph and dares us to figure out what it is.

If you can figure it out and are the first do it, Skeet will review your blog. She will also put your name in a hat at the end of the month and have someone pick a name for her. That winner at the end of the month will get an Amazon gift certificate.

So stop by in a few hours and see if you can figure out what Skeet has photographed.

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Monday, June 16, 2008


Sin in the Second City by Karen Abbott

It's book giveaway time again at Puss Reboots! This time Sarah is giving away her review copy of Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul by Karen Abbott.

The contest runs from now through 11PM Pacific time on July 17th

Here are the rules:

  1. One entry per household / IP
  2. When leaving your comment: Tell her about your favorite sin.
  3. After you've done #2 you can get extra entries by:
    a) including your URL
    b) blogging about the contest

The winner will be contacted at 11 PM on July 17th. The winner will have 3 days to respond with a mailing address. If no reply is received in that time, a new winner will be picked. Once the winner has responded, the winner will be publicly announced at the top contest list.

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Nefertiti's at The Written Word!

Stephanie at The Written Word is busy raving about Nefertiti, a historical novel written by Michelle Moran. So she's got a copy for you. Go on over and, as always, read her post carefully.

Her enthusiasm for this book is catching. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Click here to enter.


Lots of goodies for you

Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit is having a blogoversary party, and has some fun prizes for you.

First Prize is a copy of 3 A.M. Epiphany

Second Prize is a subscription for Writer's Digest

Third Prize is a journal and "crafty" pen

You have until this Friday, June 20 to enter. Go on over and say hello!


Backlist and all!

Are you a Stephanie Meyer fan? Do you want to be? Do you want to help a good friend (NOT a total stranger) become one?

Natasha at Maw Books is giving away the entire backlist from Stephanie Meyers! That'll go to one lucky winner. Five still-darn-lucky winners will receive a copy of The Host.

Not a bad deal. But it gets sweeter still! Natasha's got some goodies to throw in each package.

I like this Natasha girl. She's got style.

Go on over to her blog and read the rules carefully (things like this is a US/Canada only contest). And read the contest entry rules carefully, too. She's got a variety of ways in which you can enter... go for it.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Sale on Gena Showalter's Books!

BooksOnBoard is offering a 28% discount on all Gena Showalter's downloadable titles through September 30th!!! * Simply enter the following promotional code upon checkout to activate the savings: GenaOnBoard (note: code is case sensitive, the "G", "O", and "B" are capitalized)

Here's the link. Use it. And while you're there, discover an author who's new to you.


Toni McGee Causey!

This time, it's me, Susan, giving you a copy of one of my favorite recent reads, Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day.

Visit me here* and leave a comment -- and be sure to tell me about a bad day, or else I won't count your entry. You have until June 22, so hurry up.

Did I mention it's an autographed copy?

*that means over at my main blog, folks. Not down here in the comment section.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Book Reporter's Bag of Books

This week is spotlighting MURDER AT THE BAD GIRL’S BAR & GRILL by N. M. Kelby, a quirky and sharp comedic mystery. In a bag with a colorful frond design, winners will find a pink, orange and turquoise towel with a butterfly design, a bikini-clad beach cozy, a brightly colored pillow, a bowling game with pineapples and coconuts, Tiki candles, a coconut maraca man, a vulture-shaped Citronella candle and rattan lights, as well as a copy of MURDER AT THE BAD GIRL’S BAR & GRILL. They have five to give away, as well as five additional prizes of copies of MURDER AT THE BAD GIRL’S BAR & GRILL.

Use the link here for an entry form. Don't forget to read the excerpt and answer the question!


Romance Fans!

Bookshipper is giving away a copy of Lovehampton, in trade paperback size (my favorite). She'd like you to answer a question about romances with your entry, so think away.

You've got until June 24 to enter, which is Quebec's National Holiday.

And be sure to visit her review at Front Street Reviews, too.


Are you a George RR Martin fan?

If so, you'll want to make sure you don't skip over Pat's Fantasy Hotlist when it shows up in your reader. Pat's giving away a copy of the limited edition which includes the two novelettes Starlady and Fast-Friend. This is a collector's item, so serious collectors or fans only, please!

Pat's got some tough rules, so make sure you follow them.


More about Steven Erikson

I mentioned a bit ago about some giveaways featuring author Steven Erikson. At the time, I mentioned I hadn't heard of him.

Fantasy Book Critic has come to my rescue, posting a fascinating interview with him. Go check it out, using the link at the start of this paragraph.

No contests to enter, but you get to win some knowledge about a cool-sounding author. Always a bonus.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Jezebelsk is at it again!

Yep, friends. Jezebelsk was so thrilled with the number of you who came to visit her last contest that she's doing it again.

This time, the book is The Witches of Chiswick by Robert Rankin, and Jezebelsk's review is a great one, really giving you the flavor of the book.

Leave her a comment at her blog, here. And stay tuned for more fun from Jezebelsk over at Walking on Sunshine.


Farworld CONTEST!

What: Advance Reader's Copy (ARC) of J. Scott Savage's new book, Water Keep, the first in a five book Young Adult fantasy series called Farworld
Where: Not Entirely British: ANNOUCING NEW CONTEST!
When: Monday, June 30th
1) Add a link to this blog on your blog, with some nice blurb about the contest.
2) Post a comment on there so I can visit your blog and see your entry.


LoveHampton by Sherri Rifkin

Who: Sarah at Puss Reboots
What: LoveHampton by Sherri Rifkin
Where: Puss Reboots: A Book Review a Day
When: Contest ends at 11 PM Pacific time on July 12th
How: If you are interested in winning this book, please recommend to me your favorite summer read (either a book or an author). Just leaving your name or "enter me" (or similar) will not count.

For an extra entry, blog about the contest and link back to it.

Good luck!

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Bunches of links!

My bud Auria Cortes has thirteen books you can win posted as part of her Thursday Thirteen meme.

Go on over and check them out. And if you blog, do YOU Thirteen? Come join the community.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Your pick!

Icedream is having a contest. Here's what she had to say.

I am hosting my first contest on my blog. My blog is called Reading In Appalachia. I have decided that I have neglected my growing collection of books that I keep planning to read. So I am posting a link to my bookshelf and my blog readers can look through it, find a book they would like to have and leave me a comment with the title. I will randomly select from the comments, read that book and then send it to the winner. Right now the contest ends on June 25th, winner announced June 26th. If it seems like people are enjoying it I may have it as a monthly thing. Right now I am just testing the waters with the first contest.

Go on and help turn it into a success! You and Icedream can read some really cool stuff, and isn't that part of what book communities are all about?


More from A Book Blogger's Diary!

Rashmi, at A Book Blogger's Diary has put together a huge giveaway for Father's Day.

St.Martins Minotaur has generously donated 3 stellar books to A Book Blogger's Diary for this giveaway!

Don't Tell a Soul by David Rosenfelt

In the Heat by Ian Vasquez

Severance Package by Duane Swierczynski

There will be 3 winners, one book per winner, luck of the draw as per
Ends 5 am CST, June 30. US only - sorry, others.

As always, enter at her place, not here. Tell her we sent you, of course. Rashmi's cool!


Our friend Missy...

Missy over at the Incurable Disease of Writing feels like giving away a book.

It's Abandoned Identity by Tamara Tilley. Enter by leaving a comment or using her Contact Me form on her site.

You've got until Wednesday, June 18. Use this link (or the one above) to enter. Tell her we sent you. And then hang around for more of the good stuff she brings.


See Jane Score -- and win some books

Wendy at SeeJaneScore (or Kicks and Giggles? I'm not sure!) got an 82% on her final, so she's celebrating.

Go on over and congratulate her for that great score.

She'll say thanks by entering you in her contest for two brand-spankin' new copies of Grimspace by Ann Aguirre and Fallen by Erin McCarthy.

Personally, I'm dying to read both. But this chance is all about you.

Be sure to tell Wendy that I sent you -- and don't forget to congratulate her on that exam score!


More from our friend Amberkatze

Yup, that's right, folks. Our friend Amberkatze has another contest going.

Check this one out...

The new anthology Weddings from Hell with stories by Maggie Shayne, Jeaniene Frost, Terri Garey & Kathryn Smith.

And because Terri Garey is cool, she's throwing a signed bookmark into the mix.

Go on over to Amber's and let her know what four authors YOU'd like to see gathered together in an anthology. You just might win this one.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Lots going on at Laura Williams' Musings!

Laura was kind enough to drop us a line here, using our nifty Win a Book e-mail, asking us to post a few of her own contests. Our pleasure.

Sit back and get ready...

First, we have a giveaway for Fatal Deduction by Gayle Roper. Laura has two copies of this interesting-sounding novel, for US folk only. Deadline to enter is June 12.

Second is Living on the Black by John Feinstein. She's got five copies of this baseball book. It doesn't seem to involve the Pirates; therefore, it's gotta be good. Deadline to enter is June 14.

Laura's following that up with The Last Real Season, by Mike Shropshire. Again, she's got five copies of this for US households only. The deadline is June 15, and you can read more and enter here.

Are those previous two enough baseball books for you? Then try this one. With Endless Sight, by Allison Pittman. Laura has two copies, and again, for our US friends only. You must enter by June 19.

For all of these, you simply leave a comment. However, if you'd like a second shot at winning, mention the contest on your own blog and link on back to Laura's.

Laura does lots of cool stuff at her blog. You might want to make her a regular stop on your blog-reading rounds.

As always, enter at Laura's site for any/some/all of these goodies. Entries here don't do you a darn bit of good.


Stone Soup: This week's fun!

Over at Stone Soup, we're between Sarah Strohmeyer weeks -- stay tuned for Katrina to give away Strohmeyer's new one.

This week, you get to choose your own book (for $25 or less, excluding shipping). Go on and throw your name in Katrina's cool hat.

Yeah. Use that link. Entering here won't do you any good. Sorry.


Washington's Lady

Woo. This is one great-sounding historical. It's about Martha Washington. I'm surprised more people don't write about her. (or do they and I haven't come across them?)

Washington's Lady, by Nancy Moser is the name of the book. Reflections is the blog. And yep, she's got a question for you to answer in order for your entry to count. Tell her what recently released book you're looking forward to reading. If you don't have something in mind but are impatiently waiting for something, you can name that, too.

Monday, June 9, 2008


Bone Strings by Anne Coray

Who: Diane at Carp(e) Libris

What: Bone Strings by Anne Coray

Where: Carp(e) Libris


  1. Leave a comment telling me something about your views on Alaska. Have you been there? Do you want to visit? Or do you live there? (Something more than “I want this book” is kindly suggested.) If the randomly chosen winner doesn’t reply to my email telling them they’ve won, I often choose the #2 winner based on their comment.
  2. or Subscribers are automatically entered into this and all future giveaways. Just enter your email address in the little white box on the upper part of the right hand column. (Please make sure to verify your Feedburner subscription by responding to the email they send you. If you don’t receive it, check your junk mail.)
  3. or Blog about this giveaway on your blog with a link back.

When: To win, enter here before midnight, Thursday June 12, 2008.

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More from Fantasy Hotlist

Pat over at Fantasy Hotlist has a good one for us.

It's all about David Louis Edelman with him, and he's got three copies of Edleman's latest, Multireal.

BUT, if you haven't read Edelman before, there's a chance you can get your hands on Infoquake, his first book.

Be sure to follow the rules he's got posted. He's particular, and rightly so.


My friend Michelle Gagnon

To promote her new release, Boneyard, Michelle Gagnon is holding a series of giveaways this summer. Sign up for her newsletter and be entered in a monthly drawing to win an Amazon Kindle, an ipod shuffle, and Starbucks gift cards, or a signed first edition of BONEYARD or THE TUNNELS.

A Kindle? An iPod? Wow! Michelle, you rock!


Another auction

Much beloved romance writers Eloisa James and Julia Quinn are hosting an auction to benefit the bereaved family of one of the members of their authors' bulletin boards. Go check it out and help do your daily good deed. Or two or three.

Go here.

Lots of great stuff, from ARCs to critiques of query letters. All sorts of fantastic authors. Go on. Get involved. You know you want to, and what better cause than this?


Chocolate the Other White Meat

I'm on a roll for good blog names today. Over at Chocolate the Other White Meat, you can win a copy of The Pursuit of God, by AW Tozer, There IS a catch, however: you have to not only leave a comment, but link to the contest from your own blog, too.

As always, feel free to poke around the rest of the blog. No telling what you'll relate to over there.


She Reads Books

She Reads Books is giving away a copy of Springtime on Mars, by Susan Woodring. She'd like to know what your favorite short story is, so go on! Own up to that classic you read in high school that everyone else sneered about but you thought was utterly cool.


Sin at A High and Hidden Place

Isn't that a great name for a blog? A High and Hidden Place.

She's got a hardback, autographed copy of Sin in the Second City, by Karen Abbott. Go check it out.


The Great American Book Giveaway

It's Monday, so that means it's time to enter your chance to win this week's Great American Book Giveaway.

(I can hear many of you cheering that I remembered the link this week)

Remember -- US residents only, and one entry per person per week. You've gotta get there by Friday afternoon; what are you waiting for?


Sultry Summer Scavenger Hunt

I'm really digging the idea of these author scavenger hunts. Yeah, they eat up a lot of time, but you get exposed to a bunch of new authors and new books. That's always a most excellent thing.

Sultry Scavenger Hunt

Some of my friends are on that list (scroll WAY down for it). You really can't go wrong with this one!

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Beautiful Death

Joely Sue Burkhart's latest book Beautiful Death is being released this month from Drolerie Press, and in honor of its release, she is holding a two part contest.

Blog Contest


$10 Drollerie Press gift certificate
Free download of Beautiful Death (or one book from her backlist)
In Twilight’s Shadow by Patti O’Shea
Your Scandalous Ways by Loretta Chase
To be entered: comment on any of her blogs posted between June 8 - June 15. The more times you comment, the more times she’ll enter you. You may also e-mail her once at joely AT joelysueburkhart DOT com.

Chat Contest:

"We always have a blast in our Drollerie Press release chats, but we want more readers to attend! So this time, I’ll be offering a few special prizes only during the chat (e.g. you must make an appearance in the chat room to be entered). Note: chat time hasn’t been set yet, so stay tuned for details."


$10 Drollerie Press gift certificate
free download of Beautiful Death or one book from her backlist
Your choice of one item from the Drollerie Press Cafe Press Mercantile, up to $20 value (she’ll cover shipping).
General Rules: Anyone on the planet may enter, even if you’ve won something from her before. She does not retain any names or addresses of anyone who enters.

If you post a link to this page on your blog, she’ll also add your name again to the Blog Contest portion of the giveaway. So spread the news!

Friday, June 6, 2008


Celebrate Julia Spencer-Fleming!

To celebrate the release of Julia Spencer-Fleming's new book, I Shall Not Want, her publisher is offering free downloads of the first two books in this series, featuring Rev. Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne.

Yeah, it's one of those "sign up for the mailing list" deals. But it's a great new way to explore a well-regarded writer -- and to open yourself up for new books.

Go here to sign up.

Or, if you're already a fan of the series, why not pick up the new one, I Shall Not Want, when it's released on June 10th?

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Sale at Drollerie Press!

Yep, boys and girls, Drollerie Press is having a 10% off sale (although some products are listed as being 15% off), now through July 4. Check it out; it includes new releases from such authors as Michael Boatman, Imogen Howson, and Sarah Avery.

Discover some new authors, or revisit old friends.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Flight of the Goose

Who: Pussreboots

What: Flight of the Goose by Lesley Thomas

When: Contest ends July 5th at 11 PM Pacific Time

Where: PussReboots: a Book Review a Day

How: Leave a comment about Alaska. For a second entry, blog about the contest.


A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness

Who: Diane at Carp(e) Libris

What: A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction

When: Enter to win by midnight EST, June 6, 2008

How: There are three ways to enter.
1. Leave a comment about how you work art into your life.
2. Subscribe to the blog
3. Blog about the giveaway.

Where: Carp(e) Libris.


Lots of buzz about Stephen Erikson

Okay, I'll admit it. I haven't heard of this Steven Erickson guy (I don't think), but there's an awful lot of people blogging about him -- and giving away his books so you can be less clueless than I am.

Fantasy Book Critic can link you to all the giveaways.

Sounds like an author worth checking out, win or lose.


Making Money by Terry Pratchett

Who: Graeme
What: Making Money by Terry Pratchett
Where: Graeme's Fantasy Book Review
When: till Saturday (7th June)
How: simply send him an email with your name and address in it, graeme at graemesfantasybookreview dot com

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Stone Soup and Sarah Strohmeyer

Katrina at Stone Soup's got a doozy this week. In fact, it's such a doozy that it's going to last more than one week.

Sarah Strohmeyer, the Book Tart herself, has a new release coming out in two weeks. And to begin whetting your excitement, Katrina's giving away ANY of Strohmeyer's backlist. Well, only one, but you get to pick which one.

Two people get this lucky chance. Take Katrina up on it.

Not only is Sarah Strohmeyer a Book Tart, I met her briefly at RT. Lovely lady. She deserves a lot of attention and success. Let's help her achieve it, shall we?


Anyone up for a Scavenger Hunt?

Rainbow Reviews is hosting a scavenger hunt running through the entire month of June. Looks like fun -- and lots of authors who are new to me.

Lots of prizes -- but a lot of work, also. Still, if that's what it takes to discover new authors, I'm all for it.

Good luck, and happy hunting!


Quick! To Book Haven with you!

Nyssaneala over at Book Haven is giving away a copy of Blood of Flowers, by Anita Amirrezvani.

You only have until Friday, June 6, so move fast. And sorry but once again, the giveaway is limited to US and Canada. Leave her a comment, or link back to her post and get a second entry.

I have this one on my TBR, myself. Nyssaneala rated it a 4.5 stars out of 5. With recommendations like that, what are you waiting for?


Over at a Book Blogger's Diary...

Do you guys read A Book Blogger's Diary? Always interesting things going on, and this time, a giveaway.

It's David Baldacci's The Whole Truth. Two copies, in fact, for US and Canadian folks only. (Sorry everyone else!)

There's a hoop to jump through -- you have to leave a link to a book blog. Now, now, no panic allowed: You've got six in front of you. Not only can you leave a link to Win A Book (that'd be the blog you're currently reading), but you can link to any of us who host this place. I, of course, prefer anything with the West of Mars name on it, but I probably won't check up on you and hunt you down and ... umm...


You get the point. Six easy links for you... and that's before you go troll our blogroll...

Monday, June 2, 2008


Over at BookRoomReviews...

It's time for a Pay it Forward goodie at BookRoomReviews.

This is another new one to me. It's The Safety of Secrets, by Delaune Michel. This copy is an ARC -- Advance Reader's Copy -- and be sure to click on the book cover to read the review. After all, how else will you know if it's something you want to read?

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