Thursday, July 31, 2008


The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc by Loraine Despres

Susan at Walking on Sunshine wants to give you a copy of The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc, which she is just raving about!

Leave her a comment by August 14th, letting her know something "different" (doesn't have to necessarily be scandalous) you've done during the summer.


Native Tongue by Shannon Greenland

This is the last week of the Specialists series giveaway at Presenting Lenore!

One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of Native Tongue by Shannon Greenland.

One lucky winner will receive signed copies of all four of the books in the series!

Check out Lenore's interview with Greenland, and leave her a comment for an entry. Blog about the contest for two more entries. Native Tongue was released today and her review will be up tomorrow. Comment on the review for two more entries. And every comment on any of Lenore's posts this week counts as one additional entry! So many ways to win!


Rogue by Rachel Vincent

Urban fantasy fans, head on over to Temple Library Reviews for your chance to win a copy of Rogue by Rachel Vincent! Looks like a hot book!

Just leave a comment or email Harry by August 31st. Instructions are at the end of the review.


Correction: Sisters of Misery Giveaway

Hi all! A correction on a previous post: the Sisters of Misery giveaway is actually being hosted by Bookfinds, not Cheryl's Book Nook. Cheryl was helping to pass on the word. So follow this link for your actual entry.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Carole Nelson Douglas and more!

I'm drowning in books. I am.

So I've put together a package of excerpts I collected at last April's Romantic Times Conference here in Pittsburgh, and am giving them to the lucky winner.

The reason? To celebrate Carole Nelson Douglas and the fact that one of these excerpts (the one featuring her new book, Brimstone Kiss) got me totally hooked on her new series, Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator.

So come on by and read my rave about Carole Nelson Douglas. You may not get a full-length book out of me (this time; there are plenty more set to follow!), but you'll get a bunch of great stuff. You know you want to.

Enter via this link.


Bobbie Faye's (Kinda, Sorta, Not Really) Family Jewels

I've mentioned Toni McGee Causey here before. I know I've mentioned her at my usual home; heck, I even gave away a copy of her first book, Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day. I even gave my autographed copy a new place of honor on my shelves this afternoon.

That's why I'm excited as anything to see that Marie, The Boston Bibliophile herself, is giving away an Advanced Reader's Copy of the follow-up, Bobbie Faye's (Kinda, Sorta, Not Really) Family Jewels.

I'm a HUGE fan of this series. It's a don't miss.

Enter via this link.

(and if you've reviewed either book and want me to link to your reviews, use the Win a Book e-mail and we'll get those links up there for you!)



The Gargoyle

Here's another book that's starting to pick up some momentum here in blogland. Andrew Davidson has written an intriguing-sounding debut called The Gargoyle, and people who have ARCs are starting to talk about it.

Readerville, over at So Many Books, So Little Time, has a copy to share with you. That's because she liked it so much, she went out and bought (or pre-ordered; I'm not sure it's out yet) a copy for her shelf and is now willing to pass the ARC along.

There are lots of ways to enter, including click throughs visible in her stats. While I (that'd be Susan, for those of you wondering who's talking to you) usually don't enter contests, this sounds like my cup of tea, so I'll make this statement now: I'm going to enter this one, you all are going to use these links and click through, and when I win the book, I'll read it and pass it along to one of you.

One book, lots of readers. This is how community is built.

If you don't want to wait for me ('cause I can be slow), enter via this link. But you want to use these links to up my chances, right?


Queen of the Road

Doreen Orion is everywhere these days, and now she's at Devourer of Books. Or, well, her book, Queen of the Road, is.

Doreen's got a great post about how this book won her over. It's a lot of fun to read.

And folks, she's willing to ship worldwide. Isn't she a gem?

Check it out via this link.



Sisters of Misery

Cheryl, at her Book Nook, seems to have her own copy of Sisters of Misery, written by Megan Kelley Hall, to share with a reader who leaves her a comment. She doesn't have any North American mailing restrictions...

This is a book that seems to be garnering a lot of buzz. Is it worth it? I can't wait to hear what you guys think of it.

Check out Cheryl's give via this link.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Happy Housewives!

(Note: Susan did NOT name this giveaway)

Melissa at Reflections has a final (for now) giveaway, this one featuring three books that she says ought to make you the hippest housewife around (at least until Susan makes ShapeShifter t-shirts, anyway. Or so says I.).

Here are the books:
Happy Housewives, by Darla Shine
Deceptively Delicious, by Jessica Seinfeld
The Joy of Cooking: All About Chicken

Interested? Check it all out via this link.


The Shack

... and another giveaway from Melissa over at Reflections!

The book is called The Shack, and it's written by William P. Young.

Read all the details and enter via this link.


Christian Suspense Pack

Melissa over at Reflections is quite the busy gal, with these giveaways.

The Christian Suspense Pack features

Wind River, written by Tom Morrisey
Merciless, written by Robin Parrish

Read all about it via this link.


This Week at Stone Soup...

Katrina's torn herself away from her new iPhone long enough to let you pick your prize this week. It must be a book she's mentioned before, but since she provides links, you should be able to come up with something.

Enter via this link, and have fun!



Christian Book Pack

Over at Reflections, Melissa has a Christian Book Pack consisting of four books:

The Jewel of Gresham Greene, written by Lawana Blackwell
Painted Dresses, written by Patricia Hickman
A Mile in my Flip-Flops, written by Melody Carlson
That's (Not Exactly) Amore, written by Tracey Bateman

I'm a little late posting this (which is why you should all be using the handy-dandy e-mail we set up!), but you have until Friday, August 1 to enter.

Read the fine print and everything else via this link.


Twenty Eight from the TRW

I am lucky enough to have a LOT of neat friends in the Toronto Romance Writer's Group. When you see what they have teamed up to give away, you'll want to be friends with them, too.

There's a scavenger hunt element to this, but the reward is high: twenty-eight books published by this powerhouse of a group. Some are print, some are e-books, all are guaranteed to take you new places.

Enter via this link.

h/t to Leah.

Monday, July 28, 2008


Small Favors (Dresden #10)

Yes, boys and girls, you read that right. Patricia over at Patricia's Vampire Notes is giving away a copy of Jim Butcher's Small Favors on August 1 to one lucky person who has signed up for Patricia's blog feed via e-mail.

How's THAT for a deal?

Read about it via this link.



The Safety of Secrets

Lisamm at Books on the Brain is hosting author DeLaune Michel at her blog today, in the form of an interview. They are discussing Michel's novel The Safety of Secrets and once you read the whole interview (it is a good one!), Lisamm has a copy of the book to give to one lucky reader.

Check it out and enter via this link.


Shining City

Lisa at Minds Alive on the Shelves dropped us an e-mail (see it there on the left-hand side? You reader people should click through to see it. It's really quite lovely.)

Anyway, Lisa's got a book for US and Canada friends. It's called Shining City and it was written by Seth Greenland. The publisher was kind enough to send Lisa a brand-new hardcover just for this contest.

One important note: while the book is funny, it's got some sexually explicit content in it. And a naked woman on the cover with really perfect breasts. Or one really perfect breast; that's all we get to see, and in profile at that. Anything more sensitive is covered up.

You've been warned.

Enter via this link.


Free Money Management E-Book

Jill Cooper and Tawra Kellam, the authors of my favorite cookbook, Dining on a Dime, are offering a free money management e-book today only. Follow this link and download it ASAP. Sign up for their email newsletter and check out the site, Living on a Dime, while you're there. These two are pros when it comes to saving and managing money!


'Devil You Know' by Jenna Black

Our friend Amberkatze has done it again with another intriguing interview! Check out her interview with author Jenna Black, corresponding to the release of her new novel, Devil You Know.

Leave a comment to be entered into a drawing for a copy of one of Black's previously released novels. You must let Amber know which paranormal type you prefer and why in your comment to be eligible. Two winners will be chosen. Signing up for her newsletter snags you a second entry.

Deadline is August 3rd at 4PM CET.


My Six Degrees of Sexy Friends!

I'm quite proud to call the women over at Six Degrees of Sexy friend. They are great writers and even better people. And now, while most of them are busy with the Romance Writers of America national conference, one of them is holding down the fort and hosting a contest.

Here are the details (taken from Wylie's Post, which was more entertaining than her e-mail.)

The Six Degree of Sexy gals are holding a contest beginning this Monday, July 28th.
For six days, while we're studiously honing our craft *ahem cough-cough* at the Romance Writers of America National Conference in San Francisco (thanks for the correct spelling, N), there will be one question posted per day. All you need to do is drop by, answer the dead-easy questions and cross your fingers that your name is pulled from the magic hat.

That's SIX days, SIX questions, SIX prizes!!
Oops, I really didn't mean to do the 666 thing.
Okay, TECHNICALLY, there are EIGHT prizes because both Christine and Red have Ellora's Cave cards to give away. 668? Yeah, that's better.

So visit Six Degrees of Sexy from Monday, July 28th through Saturday August 2nd for a chance to win books by
Red Garnier
Robin Rotham
Renee Field
Amy Ruttan
Christine d'Abo
and Wylie Kinson

Yee haw. Go be part of this!

Check it out via this link.


Half a book!

The Samhellion, Samhain publishing's "fiction, articles, and musings by Samhain Publishing's Leading Authors," is advertising a neat way to experience three new authors.

They have provided links to three ebooks -- but only half. If you like the book, there's a link embedded in the document for you to use to purchase the entire thing. If not, there's no obligation.

It's a risk-free (for you) way to experience the writings of Beth Williamson, J.C. Wilder, and Sydney Somers.

Why not give it a try?

Check it out via this link.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Kushiel's Scion

Hey, all you people still reading the Kushiel's series (and there are a lot of you, I know!). Paul over at Blood of the Muse has not one but two copies of Kushiel's Scion for you! And they are autographed, too.

You have until August 15, but don't delay. Fill out the form or send an e-mail with the required information. And read the fine print for an extra entry.

Enter via this link.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


Simplexity by Jeffrey Kluger

It's time for another book giveaway at Puss Reboots: A Book Review a Day. This time it's a nonfiction book with a complex title: Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex (and How Complex Things Can Be Made Simple) by Jeffrey Kluger.
  1. Contest runs from today through August 28th at 11PM Pacfic Time
  2. Winner will be notified via email at 11PM on August 28th 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 you must tell me about your favorite gadget.
  5. For extra credit you can:
    a) include your blog's URL
    b) blog about the contest and link back here.

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Humanism for Parents by Sean P. Curley

Help! I'm buried under a mountain of books! Must move these out!

Okay, /drama. Another giveaway posted at Breeni Books! This one is for Humanism for Parents by Sean P. Curley. Deadline is August 10.

Good luck!


Mrs. Lieutenant by Phyllis Zimbler Miller

Visit Anna at Diary of an Eccentric for some crazy talk and a chance to win Mrs. Lieutenant: A Sharon Gold Novel by Phyllis Zimbler Miller!

Leave a comment by August 1st for an entry!

Friday, July 25, 2008


Suggest your own prize!

Teresa at Shelf Love is giving you the chance to pick your prize!

I'm asking folks to make suggest what book on my list I should read next, and I'll
choose one person at random, read the suggested book, write a review, and pass the
book along to the winner when I'm done. I've got a little of everything--The Glass
Castle, Water for Elephants, To Say Nothing of the Dog, Persepolis, A Story of a
Marriage, Slam, Neuromancer, Love Falls, The Sun Also Rises, The Tenant of
Wildfell Hall, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, and so on, and so on. The last day to
enter the current giveaway is July 31. I'll be choosing a winner by August 3.

Here's the post with the details:


Willow in a Storm by James Peter Taylor and Kathleen Murphy-Taylor

I've got another giveaway up at Breeni Books: Willow in a Storm: A Memoir by James Peter Taylor and Kathleen Murphy-Taylor.

This is a serious one; an autobiography of abuse, violence, reckless behavior, and redemption.

Leave a comment by August 10 to enter! Open to US residents.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell

Okay, I love the play on words in this blog's title:

I am hosting a book giveaway at my book blog, Literarily. I'll be giving
away an advanced reading copy of Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell.

So stop over and visit Shana to enter. This is her first giveaway, so give her a warm welcome! Comment for one entry, blog about it for another. Deadline is Friday, August 1.


The Questory of Root Karbunkulus by Kamilla Reid

Mama Bear Reads is giving away some competition for Harry Potter: The Questory of Root Karbunkulus by Kamilla Reid. Looks like this is a young adult fantasy novel with lots of magic!

To enter, leave a comment with your favorite childhood book by midnight, August 27th, subscribe to Mama Bear Reads and leave her a comment to let her know that you did, and/or post about the contest on your own blog. Open to US residents.


Stone Creek by Victoria Lustbader

Booking Mama just can't stop giving away books! And she's got a ton of great reading suggestions!

Right now, you can win a copy of Stone Creek by Victoria Lustbader. Just follow the link and leave her a comment by July 31st. Open to US and Canadian residents.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Promise of the Wolves by Dorothy Hearst

I shouldn't have to tell you this (because you should already be checking her blog at least 25 times a day for new and amazing content), but J. Kaye is giving away her copy of Promise of the Wolves by Dorothy Hearst. So stop by and visit with one of our favorite reviewers at J. Kaye's Book Blog and leave a comment to enter!

Raffle will be held August 2.

And if you haven't done so already, subscribe to her feed! She reads enough to put most of us to shame and loves to give away books!


Tarnished Beauty by Cecilia Samartin

Just heard from Melanie at Love to Read:

I am giving away an ARC copy of Tarnished
Beauty by
Cecilia Samartin. Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on August 11th.

US Entries only please, and leave an active blog addy or an email addy in
order to win!!! :)

This book is getting great reviews! Check it out!


Still Summer by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Joy at Joystory was provided with five copies of Still Summer by Jacquelyn Mitchard to give away, and there are still four left! Leave a comment by Friday, July 25, 2008 for your entry!

You can enter more than once by commenting on multiple posts--any made between Tuesday, July 22nd and Friday, July 25th. So let her know you're out there!

Open to US and Canadian residents, no PO boxes.


Dresden Files #10-Small Favor by Jim Butcher

Attention paranormal fans! Check out Patricia's Vampire Notes for your chance to win Small Favor, the tenth Dresden Files book by Jim Butcher.

All you need to do for an entry is subscribe to her email list. And this isn't a one-time thing, either. Patricia is giving away a book every single month! Anyone on the email list is eligible, so get signed up!

But hurry if your heart is set on Small Favor because it's the July prize, and July is fading quickly!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Public Service Announcement:

I just wanted to let everyone know that Susan will be off and travelling for the next few days. And most of the next three weeks.

If you want to have a contest posted here, PLEASE use the cool and nifty WinaBook at Westofmars dot com e-mail, so that the rest of the gang can see it and post it for you. They DO look, believe it or not. They're just not as chained to this thing called a computer as I am...

Have a super few weeks. I'll be in and out; you can best follow me over at my main blog if you so desire, not that I blog about myself much to begin with. I mean, heck, I'm always online, sniffing out news about great books. Right?

See you guys soon. In the meantime, read a lot of great stuff and be nice to the rest of the gang!


Genesis of Shannara Trilogy

At one point in my self-guided tour of the SciFi/Fantasy section of my local bookstore and library, I know I read Terry Brooks' Shannara books. The series is one of the enduring classics of all time.

Now, Robert at Fantasy Book Critic has THREE hardcover sets of the latest trilogy set in that world: Genesis of Shannara. (The third book will be released August 26.)

If you're a Brooks fan, you'll want to take part in this. Unfortunately, this is a North American Only contest.

But if you fit those qualifications, enter via this link.


The Lace Reader

Marie, our favorite friendly Boston Bibliophile, has a copy of The Lace Reader, written by Brunonia Barry, to share with friends and fans. This is an ARC copy, as the book itself won't be in stores until the day the contest ends: July 29.

Lots of hype surrounding this summer read. Be someone who knows why.

Enter via this link.


The Wednesday Sisters

Stephanie at the Written Word has been given an extra hardcover copy of The Wednesday Sisters, written by Meg Waite Clayton, to give away.

Wait until you read her review of this book. Stephanie even includes links to other reviews around the Net, so you can get a very good idea if this is something for you.

If it is, go on and enter via this link.


More Free E-Books

I really think that these free e-books are a great way to discover if you like reading onscreen or not. Plus, they potentially introduce you to new authors. Win-win.

This time, the book is City of Pearl, written by Karen Traviss.

The host who's giving the book away is Eos Books, and they are celebrating their tenth anniversary. Pretty cool.

Use this link to download.


Church of the Dog by Kaya McLaren

It is time to announce the next book giveaway at PussReboots: Church of the Dog by Kaya McLaren. Penguin has re-released this 2001 debut novel. I love the cover art!

As with all my contests, I am asking you to answer a question. To qualify, you must answer it. This time I want to know something about Oregon. See #4 for ideas.

1. Contest runs from today through August 23 at 11PM Pacific Time
2. Winner will be notified via email at 11PM on August 23 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 you must tell me something about Oregon. It can be a fact, a memory, a book or movie that takes place in the state. Be creative.
5. For extra credit you can:
a) include your blog's URL
b) blog about the contest and link back to the post.

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Dominique at The Book Vault is giving away a copy of Francey, written by Martin Dubrow -- who kindly donated this copy.

Check it out, and be sure to answer the not-really-trick question!

Enter via this link.


Time for Tan Lines!

Last Saturday, I told you about Cheryl's new contest: a copy of Tan Lines, by J.J. Salem.

Today's the day. You US people can drop by and start entering. There are entry choices for bloggers and for non-bloggers alike, as well as multiple ways to gain entries.

Use this link.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Come Celebrate with an Old Friend of Mine

My friend Lisa at Books. Lists. Life. is having a contest to celebrate her blog's new look. She's got The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby, as well as Janet Evanovich's Plum Lucky -- for two lucky winners.

There are some different and unique ways to enter, so read the fine print carefully.

Enter via this link.


This Week at Stone Soup...

Katrina's heading out for a vacation soon, so she's got some beach reads for us this week. Here's the list:

* Unpredictable by Eileen Cook
* The Cinderella Pact by Sarah Strohmeyer
* Our Husband by Stephanie Bond
* The Liar’s Diary by Patry Francis
* The Memory of Water by Karen White
* The Big Beautiful by Pamela Duncan

In your entry, be sure to tell her your first and second choices. (Me, I'm all about that Sarah Strohmeyer!)

As always, you have until the end of the week...

Enter via this link.



Keeping the House

Here's a new one (to me, but possibly not to you). Planet Books.

The book to talk about (and give away) is Keeping the House, written by Ellen Baker. Check OUT that review that's there for you to read and mull over -- and keep an eye peeled for an interview with the author.

Good stuff.

Enter via this link.


The Purge Continues!

Becca over at The Inside Cover is continuing her bookshelf purge. This week, she's got three more to send off into the world.

Here's what she said:
The first place winner will receive a signed copy (but it's JUST his signature) of David Sedaris' new book, When You Are Engulfed In Flames.

Second place receives my ARC copy of The Richest Season by Maryann McFadden, which I reviewed here.

Third place gets my copy (paperback) of A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.

You have until August 1, so get on it!

Enter via this link.


Real Vampires Have Curves

My good friend Shaunesay (over at Shaunie's Happy Place) is giving away a gently used, BookCrossing-registered copy of Real Vampires Have Curves.

How can you NOT want to read a book with such a great title?

Be sure to tell Shaunie what your favorite humorous paranormal book has been when you enter. If you don't have one but have a few on a wish list, that'll work, too. I think Shaunie's thinking her TBR isn't big enough. *snicker*

(Hers might be bigger than mine, and mine is over 500)

Seriously. Real Vampires Have Curves is the first in a series, and Shaunie's been nice enough to list 'em all for you. How's THAT for service?

Enter via this link.



'cause I'm a Jeri Smith-Ready fan...

On Monday (so mark your calendars -- or not. That's today. Uh-huh. Yep. It is.), Jeri Smith-Ready will be guest blogging and talking about her new YA book, which may or may not ever see the light of day.

Get the goods here, at her blog, and check the link for where she'll be 'cause I'm too lazy to post it. (No, actually, I have to put the kids to bed, and you should be reading Jeri's blog anyway, so consider this your excuse to start!)




Over here at Win a Book, we're all about books. They feel good in your hands. They take you to neat places. You get to draw pictures in your head and they're yours, all yours and everyone else's interpretations are wrong.

So I wasn't sure I wanted to post about this book/DVD combo. I mean, the book's only a novella, for crying out loud. That's not a whole novel. It's too short.

But it's about a duck. You know. Like Daffy, only white and real. And award-winning.

And the novella (and the DVD) come out tomorrow, July 22.

Read all about it at Movie Room Reviews.

Enter via this link.


The Shadow of the Wind

Pat over at Fantasy Hotlist has got a goodie. This baby is so special, I can't believe that the people at Subterranean Press are giving this away.

But they are!

IT is a copy of The Shadow of the Wind, written by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. This copy is a limited edition of a limited edition book (meaning that you're getting an advance readers copy, or ARC of a limited edition press run). If you limit it any more, it may not exist.

Be sure to read the rules carefully! Pat's a stickler for them (as we all should be) and you don't want to disqualify yourself.

Read more and enter via this link.


Another Host!

Man, I can't believe how hot this book is! (and may my own book be this hot once it hits the shelves. Even half as hot would be good. Or a quarter.)

Yes, I'm talking Stephanie Meyer! Yes, I'm talking The Host!

This time, it's Dar at Peeking Between the Pages who's got a copy to share. Read the rules, as always; you've got until July 24. Sorry, gang, US and Canada only.

Enter via this link.



Into e-Books?

If you're the e-book type, or you'd like to find out if you are the e-book type, head over to and check out their offerings.

Go fast; you only have until 27 July to get there and go hog wild...

(I took advantage to pick up Tobsha Learner's sophomore book and nope, I haven't had time to read it yet. You guys keep me too busy!)


Breeni Books has inspiration and parody!

I've got a brand new giveaway for you over at Breeni Books, just posted today. Kimberlie Dykeman's motivational debut Pure Soapbox, which doesn't release until tomorrow, is up for grabs. As usual, just leave a comment for a chance to win.

And if you haven't done so already, both books in the Henry Potty series are available in one giveaway, so get your entry in! This is a hilarious Harry Potter parody series.

So come over and read for a spell!

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Under the Tuscan Sun

What a gorgeous title for a book. That's the sort of title I'll pick up just because I like it.

Under the Tuscan Sun, by Frances Mayes.

You can now pick it up, over at jezebelk's blog, Walking on Sunshine. She's giving it away to someone on August 3, so get over there, read the rules, and enter!

Use this link.



Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging

Alea's having her first-ever giveaway, too. (Man, is this the summer of firsts, or what?)

And does she have a great one. I've read this one; I'll fully attest to how much fun it is.

The book is Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging and I swear, it may be aimed at the teenage or YA crowd, but it resonates with us adults, too.

The contest is for US folk only, but Alea promises you International readers that she loves you, too. You've got until Saturday, August 2 to enter, and as always, read the rules carefully. Alea's looking to talk books with you as a condition of your entry, among other things...

Check it via this link.


Dark Harvest

You'll be able to say you heard about this one first here, and it's all thanks to our good friend Amberkatze.

This week, author Lynda Hilburn stops in at Amber's with an interview and an electronic ARC of her new book, Dark Harvest, the sequel to The Vampire Shrink. Now, this book won't be in stores until October, but because Amber's so cool and Ms. Hilburn is so nice...

Check out the interview, and if you're so moved -- and willing to read an e-ARC (and why wouldn't you be?), enter via this link.



The Host

Lori at Lori's Reading Corner was savvy enough to use our cool e-mail address, and to tell us she's got a copy of The Host for you. Yep, it's that ultra-hot Stephanie Meyer.

AND Lori was kind enough to pick up a spare copy, just to share with her readers. That's one awesome book blogger. Unfortunately, Lori's spending money on books so she can't afford to mail them out of the US. But she still spent the money she could have put into gasoline, instead!

Read all about it and enter via this link.

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Ian Cameron Esslemont

Fantasy Book Critic gets some of the best-looking giveaways, for those of you who like fantasy (like me!). If you don't, it's a genre worth exploring, full of all sorts of great elements that make for fantastic reads.

This time, he's got a set from Ian Cameron Esslemont. The two books are Night of Knives and soon-to-be-released Return of the Crimson Guard. Both books are part of the Malazan Empire, and he's got three sets of them.

Want to know more? Great links are provided with the post. Follow them. Enter if you wish.

You can find it all via this link.



Throne of Jade

Pat over at Fantasy Hotlist has a neat one for you lovers of Naomi Novick. He's got a limited edition copy of Novick's Throne of Jade, which is the second book in Novick's widely-hailed Temeraire series.

Read his entry instructions carefully or you'll be disqualified. Use .


BookRoomReviews and those 14 books from Hachette

Man, Hachette is giving away a veritable TON of these boxes of books, aren't they?

BookroomReviews has the latest one, only with a catch: the number of entries will dictate how many boxes will be given away -- and if there are 500 entries (or more), Hachette will allow one lucky person to win, instead, a copy of the new Stephanie Meyers book, Breaking Dawn.

Once again, this is a US/Canada only contest; it seems to be a requirement of Hachette Books. If you're not in the US or Canada, why not make a new friend with deep pockets who can ship your winnings to you?

Be sure to follow the directions; you can earn up to twelve entries for yourself!

Use this link.



The Wheel of Darkness

Hmmm. Look what you find when you surf... new book blogs!

This time, it's Blood of the Muse, and they are giving away a Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child book, The Wheel of Darkness. If you follow the books by these two men (and you should be!), let me tell you that yes, it's a Pendergast novel.

Sadly, the contest is open only to US/Canadian residents, and only until August 5. But if you win, you can mock me, as I'm finishing up Brimstone.

Use this link!

Saturday, July 19, 2008


The Last Queen

Kelly Hewitt, who has a really cool blog, has four copies of The Last Queen, by CW Gortner.

What a cool sounding book this is, especially for those of you who like historicals. The character in question, Queen Juana of Castile, is often overlooked by historians.

There are two ways to enter, so make sure you follow the rules and get on it -- you only have until 29 July.

And check back on Monday for an interview with author CW Gortner. If you haven't read Kelly's interviews yet, you're in for a treat!

Enter via this link.


Tan Lines

See how well the handy-dandy e-mail at this place works? You request, we post!

Today, it's Cheryl at Cheryl's Book Nook, telling us that she's got a copy of a book called Tan Lines. The author is J.J. Salem, who is another new author on my radar.

You can go on by now and visit, but the contest doesn't begin until the 22nd of July -- that's Tuesday, folks. Mark your calendars so you don't forget to enter, and in the meantime, as you wait, peruse her archives!

Don't forget! No entry until Tuesday! But use this link when it's time.


No More Grumpy Bookseller

No More Grumpy Bookseller is trying to get word out around the blogosphere. So here goes... This is stolen directly from an e-mail she sent to my bud J. Kaye 'cause, you know, I think J. Kaye's the cat's meow.

I'm doing something a little different on my blog this weekend and I was hoping ya'll could help me get the word out. I'm posting and interview with author Delaune Michel - J. Kaye, she's a fellow Southern girl! Born and raised in Louisiana, niece of Andre Dubus, first cousin to James Lee Burke and Andre Dubus III, she writes lit fic. Her first title, Aftermath of Dreaming, is based in part on her own affair with Warren Beatty!

Her latest title, Safety of Secrets, is about two friends navigating the world of Hollywood together. It deals with their very different career paths and the ultimate results of one friend having spilled the beans on a secret that has been kept for over two decades. It's a touching story that I think lots of people can relate to. This is Delaune's second novel, but she's also heavily involved in a writing program called Spoken Interludes.

I'm thinking I might do a giveaway with this, I just have to track down a copy of the book first. If ya'll could help spread the word, though, that would be great. Again, I'm posting the interview on Saturday. I've got a notice on my blog, but any help would be appreciated.

So there you go. Go visit No More Grumpy Bookseller and check out this interview.

Thursday, July 17, 2008



Okay, now, if you're not a regular at J. Kaye's book blog, I can't help you beyond this post.

You see, J. Kaye has been given three copies of Immortal, by Traci L. Slatton.

But... you'll need to visit her blog to see exactly how she'll be giving them away. And then you'll have to visit her blog to enter. And then you'll want to visit because you'll be hooked...

Winning isn't always about free books. Remember that.

But if you want a copy of Immortal, use this link.



Cannery Row

Heather at Age 30 -- A Year of Books now has a classic to share. It's John Steinbeck's Cannery Row and if you haven't read it, this is one that's worth the time. (Besides, if you like to do the various book challenges around the blogosphere, this might count for a few!)

Heather's got a great blurb and quick review of the book. Definitely check it out.

You've got until 25 July to enter. Don't dawdle!

Enter via this link.


Stealing Athena

Looks like we've got a new friend in the Win a Book world! Lisa at Minds Alive on the Shelves dropped us a note to ask us to tell you guys ... she's got a book to share.

The book is Stealing Athena, by Karen Essex, and this is an ARC copy.

This is a US/Canada only contest, and it ends July 22. Extra shots at winning if you blog about it!

Enter via this link.


The Drowning Tree

S. Krishna's got a lot to celebrate: last day at work and it looks like a wedding and honeymoon, too.

The best way to celebrate, of course, is to share books with others. She's got The Drowning Tree, by Carol Goodman, for you.

Read her post and be sure to click through to read her review. As always, follow the rules!

Enter via this link -- and don't forget to offer your congratulations.


Want to get your book reviewed?

And you specialize in science fiction, fantasy or speculative fiction? Check out the SF Reviews list run by Ann Wilkes. She provides a handy table of sites willing to accept books for review and relative information like contact information, guidelines and so forth.

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El Tigre by John H. Manhold.

A PussReboots: A Book Review a Day, I have a new book giveaway going.

  1. Contest runs from today through August 18th at 11PM Pacific Time
  2. Winner will be notified via email at 11PM on August 6th 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 historical fiction recommendation.
  5. For extra credit you can:
    a) include your blog's URL
    b) blog about the contest and link back to the post.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008


A Long Way Gone

Becca over at The Inside Cover is beginning her book purge. The first title is A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah.

Don't dawdle; you only have until Monday, 20 July!

Use this link.


Choose the Give!

Bookie McBookerson is letting you choose the latest giveaway over there. Head on over and cast your vote!

Check it out at this link.


Calling all Yummy Mummies!

CaribousMom is giving away a copy of Yummy Mummy Manifesto by Anna Johnson that would be perfect for moms or moms-to-be. It looks like it has some gorgeous illustrations, so head on over and get your entry in!

Deadline is July 26th, US and Canadian residents. Good luck!


A Day with No Crayons

April is running her first contest!

The book involved is A Day With No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch. Be sure to check out her review (even though she didn't provide a link, it's worth looking around for).

You've got until July 22, and there is some fine print to read if you want a second entry.

Be sure to give April a warm welcome to sharing books! Enter via this link.


Sisters of Misery

Have you been keeping up with the weekly raffles at J. Kaye's blog?

This week, in particular, she wanted me to point out that she's got a pre-release copy of Sisters of Misery, written by Megan Kelley Hall. The book won't be released until next week, but J. Kaye will hit you up this Saturday, the 19th of July.

Enter and read all about it, including J. Kaye's review, via this link.


Sale at Books on Board!

Have you been buying your e-books through Books on Board? (why not?)

I came across this little goodie...
Extra Discount on New Releases and even More Discount when you order eBooks and Audio Books before their release date

Remember, it helps an author if you preorder, or buy a new book within the first 90 days of its release. I know it's not always possible, but if we all do our best...

For more information, click on this link.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008


This Week at Stone Soup...

Katrin's doing another You Pick!

Any book, readily available under $25, excluding shipping.

The only problem I see with this is choosing only one!

Good luck and enter via this link.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Project Jennifer

Author Jill Rosenblatt has stopped by BookRoomReviews to guest post about names and to give away two copies of her new book, Project Jennifer.

It's some interesting food for thought. Be sure to stop in and check it out.

Use this link to get there.


Whoa! A contest for my book blogging friends

Hey, you. Yeah, you with the blog that reviews books and gives them away. I'm talking to you. Check THIS out:

Author Joy Nash is kind enough to offer 50 copies of her October release, Immortals: The Crossing. These are advance copies because she'd like you to give them away during the 50 days preceding her release date. This means, she's looking for 50 book bloggers or websites who'd like to participate in the 50 Days 50 Books Giveaway.

All you'll have to do is feature The Crossing on your site for an online giveaway between August 12 and September 30. Participating sites will be advertised on the publisher's website and on Ms. Nash's own homepage.

If you’d like to participate, please email joy @ with your website/blog name, and the date you’d like to give away a copy of Immortals: The Crossing on your site. Giveaway runs from Aug 12 to Sept 30, 2008.

Wow. This sounds like it'd be a lot of fun to be part of. Let me know (via the handy-dandy e-mail there on my sidebar) if you get picked. I'd be glad to help spread the word about this one!


There's No Place Like Home

Calling all Mary Higgins Clark fans!

Heather at Age 30 -- A Year of Books is giving away a copy of There's No Place Like Home, as she shows off one of her favorite things about book blogging -- the giveaways.

This is one special volume. It's unread, hardcover, and autographed. Truly a collector's item.

There are four different ways to enter. Check them out via this link.


Checkmate and Killrod at Breeni Books

I've got two great mysteries for ya over at Breeni Books.

Come check out the reviews for Checkmate by Jean Hackensmith and Killrod by Bill Ison and enter for your chance to win either or both books!


Queen of the Road

Booking Mama, that cool chick, has an offbeat romantic memoir for you this week. Called Queen of the Road, it's written by a woman with the cool name of Doreen Onion.

Booking Mama has a great review that you should read before you scroll down to the contest. What energy and enthusiasm for a book!

Read the review and enter the contest via this link.



The Accidental Demon Slayer

Hmm. Buzz for The Accidental Demon Slayer is really picking up!

This week, it's Amberkatze who's got a copy for you, along with an interview with author Angie Fox.

Amberkatze also said this to me in her e-mail:

I have one copy of The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox to give away and all you have to do to enter is comment here on this thread letting me know which character from a book you can relate to most?

No comment no entry!

If you are signed up to my newsletter you also get a second entry! So it pays to sign up.

The contest will close on Sunday the 20th of July at 4pm CET.

So there you go... enter via this link.



It's Raining Cats and Dogs

Our friend Jezebelsk has another fun contest going. The book is It's Raining Cats and Dogs. It's written by Jackie Franza and is illustrated by Steve Gray.

It was an impulse buy for Jezebelsk, but it's got the wheels in her brain turning. And before she'll hand this book over to a lucky reader, she'd like to make your own wheels turn.

Read the review and the contest rules via this link.


Sunday, July 13, 2008


Porn for Women

Provocative title, huh? Unless you're already familiar with it, it is SO not what you're thinking.

Kailana at The Written Word has been blogging about this book, and now she's ready to give a copy away.

Check it out via this link. Be sure to follow the links; there's some stuff she'd like answers to. I'm sure you can help.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Two Favorites from Here Get Together

Just a head's up that Jeri Smith-Ready has posted a killer interview with David Louis Edelman. We've featured giveaways from both authors here at Win a Book in the past, but if you've missed them or want to know more about both Smith-Ready and Edelman, here's a great chance to do that.

Read all about it via this link.

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Frank McCourt

Natasha at Maw Books is giving away Angela Ashes and ‘Tis by Frank McCourt. I have two sets. Let me know if you’d prefer hardcover or paperback; first name out gets their choice and second name gets the other. Two winners get both books!

(Italics show text taken from the contest post)

Natasha's wallet is feeling a bit thin these days so, sadly, this contest is restricted to the US only.

Enter via this link.



The Genizah at the House of Shepher

I got an e-mail from Dawn at She is Too Fond of Books, telling me she's got a few copies (although she didn't specify how many) of The Genizah at the House of Shepher, by Tamar Yellin. Recently published by St. Martin's, it was originally published by a smaller press, which is how I'd initially heard of it.

This is one book that's long been on my wishlist, personally and for my book club. Dawn links to her review, so be sure to check it out. Hopefully the switch of publishers will bring this great-sounding book a wider audience.

Enter via this link.

Friday, July 11, 2008


The Fourth Watcher

It's time to announce a new book giveaway at Puss Reboots: A Book Review a Day. This time it's The Fourth Watcher: A Novel of Bangkok by Timothy Hallinan.

The rules for the contest are as follows:

  1. To qualify your comment must include a suspense or thriller recommendation. It can be a book, film, graphic novel, manga... just something thrilling or suspenseful.
  2. Contest runs from today through August 13th at 11PM Pacific Time
  3. Winner will be notified via email at 11PM on August 13th 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.
  4. Open to the entire world.
  5. For extra credit you can:
    a) include your blog's URL
    b) blog about the contest and link back to the post.
To learn more about the book, please visit Puss Reboots.

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Sleeping with Ward Cleaver

A spare copy of Sleeping with Ward Cleaver by Jenny Gardiner just happened to show up at BookroomReview's place. Want it?

(me, too!)

Enter via this link and good luck!

(hey, Jenny Gardiner fans. You DO read her joint blog, right?)



Shannon Greenland's Specialist Series

Lenore at Presenting Lenore, dropped me the following e-mail:

I am having a contest for Shannon Greenland's YA Specialists series. Each week for the next 4 thursdays, 1 winner will get a signed copy of the featured book in the series and be entered for the grand prize of all 4 books.

Be sure to check out the interview, too. Don't just scroll down to the contest. Lenore really knows this series!

Enter via this link.


Thursday, July 10, 2008


Angels of Darkness

My bud jezebelsk at Walking on Sunshine has got a doozy for you.

From her post:
Angels of Darkness is the collection of 48 tales which show the reader the darker side of women.


Marvin Kaye is the brave editor of this. It sounds intriguing, especially once you see the author list: Anne McCaffrey, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Jane Yolen... these are some big names.

The collection is disturbing (so says our brave reviewer), so be sure to read jezelbelsk's review carefully.

Enter via this link. You've got until 17 July.



More from Hachette!

Remember those contests from Hachette Books, featuring the 14 titles?

Bookshipper has been lucky enough to obtain one, to give away to her readers.

Full titles, including contest rules, are available via this link.

Those Hachette people are really devoted to getting their authors' names out. Kudos to them!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


More Toni McGee Causey

Ever been to Fresh Fiction?

Toni McGee Causey has been, and she's teamed up with them to provide YOU with a survival basket. It includes A signed copy of the first book in the new Bobbie Faye series, Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day, a Bobbie Faye "shuck me, suck me, eat me raw" t-shirt, and various Cajun spices / specialties (a small Community Coffee, hot sauce, spices, and two family recipes -- one for Red Beans & Rice and one for Shrimp & Corn Soup).

You DO have to sign up for a couple of newsletters as part of your entry, but c'mon. It's Toni McGee Causey. If you haven't experienced Bobbie Faye yet, what are you waiting for?

Enter via this link.



Karma Girl Re-Released

Just wanted to let you all know that one of my favorite recent reads, Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep, has just been re-released in mass market paperback size (that's the small size that sells for anywhere between six and ten dollars).

It's a good time to visit your local independent bookstore and pick it up.


A Page Out of Life

S. Krishna has another great giveaway.

She has an autographed copy of A Page out of Life, by Kathleen Reid. It was her review copy, so she'd like it if the winner would please post a review somewhere on the Internet. This is how she is helping to get the word out about this great book to others and while she won't hunt you down and steal the book back, it'd be nice if you'd honor her request.

More rules and other information, and entry all via this link.


This Week at Stone Soup...

Katrina's willing to let TWO people walk off with presents this week. Here are your choices... notice something about them all?

* The Echo Makers by Richard Power (National Book Award winner 2006)
* March by Geraldine Brooks (Pulitzer Prize winner 2006)
* A Ship Made of Paper by Scott Spencer (National Book Award Finalist 2003)
* Waiting by Ha Jin (National Book Award winner 1999)
* The Stone Diaries (Pulitzer Prize winner 1995)

Yes, that's right. They are all award winners. Best of all, these are all good award winners (some award winners make you wonder who the judges were, don't they?).

Enter via this link.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Christmas in July?

My friend Terra beat me to a Christmas in July celebration.

Check it out. As always, read the rules carefully.

Use this link.


Calling Dakota Cassidy Fans!

Remember that contest at Amberkatze's that I posted the other day? Well, if you're a fan of Dakota Cassidy, make sure you're hanging out in the comment trail. Ms. Cassidy is popping in to chat and answer questions in that comment trail.

Go chat. Have fun.

Follow this link.

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Monday, July 7, 2008


Stephanie Kuehnert

Stephanie Kuehnert is visiting Jeri Smith-Ready's blog with a fantastic interview and a copy of her new (as of July 8) release, I wanna Be Your Joey Ramone.

Both of these ladies are high on my radar. Why not put them on yours, too?

Read and enter via this link.


Three books from Michele

Michele -- Only One L is doing her first giveaway.

She's got the following books:
Takeover by Lisa Black
Home Girl by Judith Matloff
No One You Know by Michelle Redmond

And she's offering extra chances to anyone who links back to her... as always, read the rules carefully. Heads' up: this is a US and Canada only contest.

Enter via this link.


Maggie Again

Booking Mama's at it again! She's got a copy of Maggie Again, by John D. Husband, along with a great review that's piqued my own interest.

Read her whole post, especially the directions on how to enter! Use this link to get there.


Sunday, July 6, 2008


Dakota Cassidy at our friend Amberkatze's

Dakota Cassidy stopped in for an interview at Amberkatze's blog this week, and to celebrate, Amber's got her own (gently read) copy of Accidentally Dead, Dakota's new release for you.

But not to be outdone, Ms. Cassidy was kind enough to offer up an autographed copy of The Accidental Werewolf.

Two books, one interview. How can you go wrong?

From Amber's post, here are the rules:
To enter the contest let us know what 'Accident' Wanda will have in the 3rd book? Marty became a werewolf and Nina is a now a vampire. So what do you think Wanda will be? No guess no entry!

Anyone who is already signed up for my newsletter or signs up by the end of the contest will also be entered. So if you make a comment and are on the newsletter list you will be entered twice! You can sign up for the newsletter here.

Two winners will be picked by Raffle King on Sunday 13th of July. So don't forget to come back and see if you are a winner!

All my books are registered at Bookcrossing but I do not expect the winner to journal my book or be a member of Bookcrossing.

Still interested? Enter via this link.

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New book site

The gang at Bookalytics dropped me an e-mail, asking if I'd let you all know about their site. You have to register to poke around, but it sounds like it's got potential...

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Lifetime Loser

As the Flight of the Goose contest draws to a close today it is time to announce the next book in this crazy summer extravaganza. This time it's Lifetime Loser by James Ross.
  1. Contest runs from today through August 6th at 11PM Pacific time.
  2. Winner will be notified via email at 11PM Pacific time on August 6th 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 sports book (fiction or nonfiction) recommendation.
  5. For extra credit you can:
    a) include your blog's URL
    b) blog about the contest and link back here.

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Friday, July 4, 2008


Discworld Graphic Novels

Whoa. Did you know that the famed Discworld series had been turned into graphic novels? I think I remember hearing about this project, and now Robert at Fantasy Book Critic has the first two volumes.

(hey, according to his site, they were first published fifteen years ago!)

These volumes he has to offer are hardback editions. Introduced here are the bizarre misadventures of Twoflower, the Discworld's first ever tourist, and possibly—portentously—its last, and his guide Rincewind, the spectacularly inept wizard. Not to mention the Luggage, which has a mind of its own.

There are TEN copies of these two volumes to be given away, to US folk only (sorry!). Read his rules and instructions carefully!

And if you're thinking of winning them and making a quick buck off eBay... don't be a sleaze. Let someone who really wants to win them have a chance, okay?

Enter via this link.


The Promethean Age (set)

Yup, you guessed it. Robert at Fantasy Book Critic has another one.

From his blog itself:
In support of the August 5, 2008 release of Elizabeth Bear’s “Hell and Earth” which completes The Stratford Man duology that began in “Ink and Steel”, which in turn is a sequel to “Blood and Iron” and “Whiskey and Water”, Roc Books has agreed to give away THREE SETS of the author’s Promethean Age series including copies of “Whiskey & Water”, “Blood & Iron”, “Ink & Steel” and “Hell & Earth”!!!

Wow. I couldn't have said it any better. This is open to anyone in the world, and you have until August 5 to enter. But why wait?

As always, be sure to read the rules carefully.

Enter via this link.


The Questory of Root Karbunkulus

Over at Bookfoolery and Babble, there's a copy of The Questory of Root Karbunkulus by Kamilla Reid. Bookfool provides a short summary, with review to follow.

This is an autographed copy and, unfortunately, it's limited to US and Canada only.

Enter via this link.


Two at Maw Books

Natasha at Maw Books has two books to give to two lucky people. One is Ella Enchanted and the other is The Baby Owner’s Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble Shooting Tips, and Advice on First year Maintenance by Louis Borgenicht and Joe Borgenicht.

Both are read copies, duplicates from her library but in excellent condition.

US only, and the drawing will be on Tuesday, July 6.

Enter via this link.


Joy of Spooking

Lenore, from Presenting Lenore, dropped into my mailbox to let me know that she's got a cool interview with author PJ Bracegirdle, the author of the new YA series, Joy of Spooking.

The first book comes out August 5, but she's got three ARCs (that's advanced readers copies) to give away to help drum up interest. Bracegirdle himself is throwing in a bookplate for each book.

The interview is a lot of fun. Bracegirdle comes off as hip and cool, but in a good way. Read it and you'll see what I mean.

Lots of ways to gain extra entries on this one, so read the instructions carefully. This is going to be a series to watch.

Enter via this link.

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Thursday, July 3, 2008


Stephanie Meyer's The Twilight Saga

Fantasy Book Critic is at it once more. He's gotten the cool folks at Hachette to offer up THREE sets of Stephanie Meyer's famed series -- including the new Breaking Dawn.

North American residents only. Man, I feel like a tease saying that.

All the details can be found by clicking on this link.



Kresley Cole's Playing Easy to Get

The gang over at Talk about My Favorite Authors is holding a scavenger hunt, with the prize being an autographed copy of Playing Easy to Get, written by Kresley Cole.

There are questions to answer, and they all must be correct to qualify.

Check it out, play along, and enter via this link.


Good Sarah Strohmeyer News!

Because of the recent buzz about Sarah Strohmeyer among bloggers and a piece in People magazine, Sarah is pleased to report that her most recent book, Sweet Love, so far is her best selling book.

I'm mentioning this here because I've seen (and posted about) many contests featuring Ms. Strohmeyer. Maybe it's the People magazine feature, but I prefer to think that it's the power of bloggers like you guys, talking about authors you love.

Keep up the good work!



David Louis Edelman

For the next four weeks (starting now!), David Louis Edelman will be giving this nice package away:
* One copy of the Solaris edition of Infoquake
* One copy of the Pyr edition of MultiReal
* One copy of The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume Two (containing his story “Mathralon”)
* One copy of Overlook Press’ new edition of Mervyn Peake’s Titus Alone (containing his introduction to the book)

There will be four different contests, one each week. This first contest asks you to write a blurb for his book -- you know, one of those quotes you see on the front cover of a book, extolling its virtues. Only... he wants the ones (you make up) that would have been deemed offensive by his publishers. Have at it, but go fast: this first contest will be over on July 6.

For full details including an e-mail for your contest entries, click this link.


Sale at Phaze Books!

On July Fourth only, Phaze Books is having a sale -- 20% off. It covers e-books AND paperbacks, so why resist? Go shop to your heart's content.

Use code FIREWORKS08 and pick up some Tilly Greene while you're there. It's hot and for adults only, but man, is it gooooood.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Sara Reinke has much to share with you!

Whoa. Check out THIS contest!

a prize package worth more than $20 to one lucky reader! The package includes a free ebook of your choice from Mojocastle Press, a free ebook of your choice from author Mandy M. Roth, a free ebook copy of Divinity in Chains by Danielle Devon, a paperback copy of Dark Prince by Eve Silver and a paperback copy of [Sara's] vampire-romance Dark Thirst

You'll find official rules plus the quick-and-easy entry form at Sara's homepage There's always something new to discover in the worlds of Sara Reinke, so bookmark myhomepage and check back often!

(I found this at the first link in the post, Yankee Romance Reviewers. It's a cool new blog, so be sure to check it out!)


Want to be a Romance Cover Novel?

Here's something a little bit off the beaten path. Which of course means it's silly fun.

Dorchester Books is asking you to take a picture of yourself dressed up as your favorite heroine from a Dorchester novel. Click this link to be taken to a video by two really cool chicks I got to meet at last April's Romantic Times Convention. They'll explain it all.

Have fun!


Much Ado about Elin Hilderbrand

Lisamm over at Books on the Brain has had a really cool experience. Check it out.

First, Elin Hilderbrand drops by to talk about her new release, A Summer Affair. But that's not enough. Nope.

Hatchette Book Group has joined up with Books on the Brain to give away TWO beautiful beach books by Elin Hilderbrand! One lucky winner will receive A Summer Affair, her latest, and Barefoot, which was just released in paperback this month.

Enter and read the blog post by Ms. Hilderbrand via this link.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


This week At Stone Soup...

This week, Katrina over at Stone Soup is giving away any book she's mentioned in the past. Not sure what she's mentioned? Take a look through her archives. Or follow the links in her post.

Enter via this link.


The Curse of Akkad

Callista at SMS Book Reviews used our handy-dandy e-mail off to the side there (you who are using a reader, pretend to see it, okay?) to let us know she's hosting a giveaway.

The book is the Curse of Akkad, by Peter Christie. It's a book aimed at the 10-12 year old audience, but she feels it'd be better aimed at an older group. Read her entry to see why.

The contest is open between now and July 14. US/Canada only.

Enter via this link and, as always, be sure to read the directions on her page.


$20 Gift card to Borders

The Kool Aid Mom has her first giveaway, too, and who can resist a $20 gift card to Borders?

Whoa, is she cool. Read the rules: this contest is open until July 31 -- and if she gets enough entries (although she doesn't say what enough will be), she'll add a second and third prize, too.

Spread the word and enter via this link.


The Rest of Her Life

The Tome Traveller is having her first book giveaway. The book is The Rest of her Life, by Laura Moriarity.

It's restricted to US and Canada only (why don't the postage people give us a break on international shipping? That so holds up the joy of spreading great books around the world), so sorry for that.

As always, read the rules carefully!

Enter via this link.


The God of Animals

Melsy626 has a cool new giveaway at her blog. The God of Animals (an ARC copy!) that she stumbled across and now wants to share.

You have until July 14 (but why wait?) and it looks like she'll mail it anywhere in the world.

Check it out via this link.

(h/t to Michele for finding a broken link. All fixed!)


Calling all Book Clubs!

HarperCollins is giving away an entire year's worth of book club selections. Yep, twelve books, twelve copies of each (too bad if your group is bigger, I guess, but hey, don't look a gift horse and all that!). There's a wide selection of great books: Wicked, One Hundred Years of Solitude (a book so beautiful, it made me cry), and then very recent books like The Madonnas of Leningrad.

You DO have to sign up for their mailing list, of course, but if this is the sort of book your book club reads, what have you got to lose? Clearly, you'll gain access to information about other titles that'll be great for your group. And if your group is like me, sometimes it's hard to come up with ideas of what to read next.

Enter via this link.


Dancing Above the Waves

Another week, another contest at Puss Reboots: A Book Review a Day! This time it's Dancing Above the Waves by Susan Walerstein.

The rules for the contest are as follows:

  1. Contest runs from today through August 2nd at 11PM
  2. Winner will be notified via email at 11PM on August 2nd 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 romance book recommendation.
  5. For extra credit you can:
    a) include your blog's URL
    b) blog about the contest and link back to the post.

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Black Magic Woman

Harry, over at Temple Library Reviews, contacted me about a contest he's running. He's got a copy of Black Magic Woman, by Justin Gustainis.

I like Harry's attitude, which you'll see when you read the post. AND his contest rules.

I think you'll like him, too.

Enter via this link.



Celebrating Dakota Cassidy

One of my recent newly discovered authors, Toni McGee Causey, has posted about a scavenger hunt to celebrate Dakota Cassidy's new release, Accidentally Dead.

Click here to read about it and join in.


Women are Sisters at Heart

Sassy Momma Bear is at it again!

As part of her Pay it Forward campaign, she has a slightly used hardback edition of Women are Sisters at Heart.

Here are the rules:
1. Contest open to US residents only.
2. Contest ends at noon CST July 25, 2008
3. To enter, leave a comment explaining what being a sister means to you. Make sure to include an email address for contact.

Enter via this link.



As Good as it Got

Booking Mama has another contest going. She has a fascinating review of As Good as it Got, written by Isabel Sharpe, and a spare ARC (advance readers copy) to share.

Use this link to read the review and to enter the contest. This is a US/Canada only contest, and it's a quickie. The winner will be named on July 5.

It's an interesting-sounding book. Good luck.

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