Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Book Auction

Lauren at Shooting Stars Mag has just notified us of some books that are going up for auction. All the proceeds from these auctions go to a great cause, First Book -- providing books to children in need.

The auctions will start tomorrow on Lauren's blog.

This auction will end Friday, October 10.

For more details, click here.



Interview: Elizabeth McCracken

Literarily has an author interview with Elizabeth McCracken, author of "An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination".

In addition, Hachette Book Group USA has generously offered to send a copy of An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination to one lucky reader. You have until 11:59 CDT Friday, October 10, 2008 to enter.

Enter and read up on the contest rules via this link.

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More Matrimony

If you haven't already gotten your hands on a copy of Josh Henkin's Matrimony, here's another chance!

Cheryl's Book Nook is giving away a copy.

Leave a comment (with your email address) for an entry. Make sure you share a book that you think would make a good book club book.

Winner to be drawn October 11th.


Simple Little Words

Darlene at Peeking Between the Pages has three copies of Simple Little Words by Michelle Cox and John Perrodin for you!

Leave a comment for one entry, blog about it for a second.

Winner to be drawn on October 7th.


An Exact Replica: Another chance!

Luanne at A Bookworm's World wants to let you know about An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination:
Swapna and I are on the same tour! Open to both US and Canada. Ends Monday Oct 6th at midnight.

Simply comment for a chance to win.


Books-A-Million Discount Code

$10 off $50 purchase, good through 10/07/2008. Enter SPARKS2 at checkout.


Swapna Krishna Books

More chances to win! Swapna Krishna Books is also giving away as part of a blog tour - "An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination" by Elizabeth McCracken.

US & Canada only, please. Contest ends at 11:59 P.M. on Wednesday, October 8.

Enter here.

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A Lion Among Men

In support of the October 14, 2008 release of Gregory Maguire’s “A Lion Among Men”—the third Wicked Years novel after "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" and "Son of a Witch"—HarperCollins has agreed to give away TWO SETS of Gregory’s Wicked Years novels including copies of “Wicked”, “Son of a Witch” and “A Lion Among Men”!!! So please read the rules at Fantasy Book Critic and completely fill out the form to enter!

North American Residents Only.

Giveaway ends Tuesday, October 28, 2008 – 11:59AM PST.

Enter via this link.

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Fantasy Book Critic

Fantasy Book Critic has told us about the exciting preview of Comic Book Mercy Thompson. Artist Francis Tsai beautifully illustrates all the covers and interior pages to this series, with author Patricia Briggs herself penning the original story.

“Mercy Thompson: Homecoming” is a four-issue mini-series with issue #1
hitting comic book shelves in November 2008. The series will be
collected in hardcover and distributed by Del Rey in 2009.

Dabel Brothers Publishing is excited to premiere the first eleven pages of the much-anticipated Dabel Brothers project, “Mercy Thompson: Homecoming”. Artist Francis Tsai beautifully illustrates all the covers and interior pages to this series, with author Patricia Briggs herself penning the original story. Place your orders today before the first issue ships this November.

Click here for more. . .

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Autumn Book Giveaway

Autumn Book Giveaway via The Knight Agency Blog. The seasons are changing, and they are doing a little "autumn cleaning" over at The Knight Agency. Their book closet is jam-packed with phenomenal titles. So in an effort to spiffy up their digs, they are giving away an amazing 10+

So this is the deal, leave your name in the comments selection between now and Wednesday night @ 12:00am ET. The winner will be announced Thursday morning. Good Luck!

Leave your comments for them here.



An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination

Kathy at Bermudaonion Weblog is hosting a giveaway of An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken.

If you would like to win a copy of this wonderful book, enter by leaving a comment there by midnight EST, Tuesday, October 7. For two more chances to win, post about this giveaway on your own blog and link back to her.

This contest is open to US and Canadian residents.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, October 8. Thanks to Miriam at Hachette Books for providing the book for this giveaway.

Enter here.

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Monday, September 29, 2008


The Lace Reader

This week at Stone Soup...

For next week … Katrina's giving away a copy of The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (brand new because there’s no way she's letting go of her copy!).

To enter, just comment by noonish Sunday, October 5th (Pacific Time). Then come back Monday to see if Katrina's drawn your name from one of her hats. Contest open to anyone on the planet who has access to reliable mail service. Good luck!

Enter via this link.

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Any Given Doomsday

It's time for Lori's Reading Corner's next giveaway. This time it will be an ARC of Any Given Doomsday (The Phoenix Chronicles) by Lori Handeland.

Here's a little bit about the book:

Elizabeth Phoenix once used her unique skills as a psychic to help in
the Milwaukee Police Department’s fight against injustice. But when
Liz’s foster mother is found viciously murdered—and Liz is discovered
unconscious at the scene—her only memory of the crime comes in the form
of terrifying dreams...of creatures more horrific than anything Liz has
seen in real life. What do these visions mean? And what in the world do
they have to do with her former lover, Jimmy Sanducci?
While the police question Jimmy in the murder, Jimmy opens Liz’s eyes
to a supernatural war that has raged since the dawn of time in which
innocent people are hunted by malevolent beings disguised as humans.
Only a chosen few have the ability to fight their evil, and Jimmy
believes Liz is among them. Now, with her senses heightened, new
feelings are rising within Liz—ones that re-ignite her dangerous
attraction to Jimmy. But Jimmy has a secret that will rock Liz to her
core…and put the survival of the human race in peril.

Now on to the RULES ~~~

1. Open to residents of the US only
2. Post a comment here. You must leave your email address or active blog address in your comment. Any comment that does not include this information will be deleted.
3. If you blog this contest and leave a link in your comment so Lori can
check it out, you will receive an extra entry to the contest.

Sign ups open until October 6th. The winner will be announced on
October 7th.

Enter here.

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A Jolly Good Fellow by Stephen Masse

It's time to announce another book giveaway at PussReboots. This time it's A Jolly Good Fellow by Stephen Masse.

As with all my contests, you must answer the question to qualify. Be on topic but be creative.

  1. Contest runs from today through October 30th at 11PM Pacific Time
  2. Winner will be notified via email at 11PM on the day the contest ends 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 recommend a book that takes place during a holiday. It doesn't have to be Christmas; be creative.
  5. For extra credit you can:
    a) include your blog's URL
    b) blog about the contest and link back here.



Interview with Rowena Cherry

Bittenbybooks.com has an exclusive interview with author Rowena Cherry today. Read to the end of the interview to find out how to WIN one of the the great prizes (including Godiva Chocolates, yum!) being offered up today. There are lots of ways to enter.

The contest runs until 3:00 pm Eastern time tomorrow, September 30th to give their east coast and international readers a chance to participate.

Enter here.

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The Shape of Mercy

MJ at Creative Madness has a new current contest for The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner (two copies). These will be coming from MJ directly and not the publisher, but thank Waterbrook for providing them!

Please scroll down and leave a comment on her post about what you have heard about this book and why you would like to enter.

Contest ends October 14, 2008.

Enter via this link.

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Yep, more Matrimony gives!

April, at Cafe of Dreams, has an autographed copy of this latest novel by Joshua Henkin.

You have until October 8. Be sure to read the entry directions!

Use this link.

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Dream in Color

Ronnica at the Book Nook Club dropped us an e-mail (thanks!), letting us know that she's got a give going on.

Dream in Color, by Linda and Loretta Sanchez is the book. It's about getting involved in government and making a change -- but it's not terribly political, Ronnica says. She's read it; I trust her take on it. Check it out for yourself.

Ronnica has five copies of this, but they're coming from the publisher, so you know what that means... US and Canada only, and no PO Boxes. You have until October 5.

Use this link.

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The Accidental Human

Author Dakota Cassidy, author of The Accidental Series (does that mean that the series is an accident? Hmm. I'll have to read the blog post and the books to find out!), has stopped by Books, Books, and More Books today.

When Ms. Cassidy leaves, an autographed ARC copy of The Accidental Human will be left behind -- and it can be yours.

Stop over at Books, Books, and More Books to check out the interview and to enter. This is a worldwide contest! You have until October 5, but why wait? It's a great interview and pardon me while I go buy a new keyboard after reading it...

Use this link.

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Guest Blogger: Marie Force

From our friends at Yankee Romance Reviewers:

Monday September 29th Marie Force will be Guest Blogging
with an Interview and Giveaway for the day.
From those that post a comment, Marie will pick a winner to receive a
copy of her new book Line of Scrimmage.

Use this link.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008


Interview with Rachel Caine

Amberkatze is really pleased to have Rachel Caine as her guest this week and we hope you will all enjoy the interview! Rachel has written both the Weather Warden and The Morganville Vampires series.

She is giving away two prizes this week. One winner will get to choose a Weather Warden book and one winner will get to pick a Morganville Vampire book of their choice. To enter just post on the interview thread telling her which weather you would like to be. No comment about weather, no entry! You can earn yourself more entries by posting about this contest on the net. Make sure you post a link so Amberkatze can see where you posted!

Stop by to read the interview. The contest is open till Sunday 5th of October 4pm CET.

Enter here.

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Calling you Stephanie Meyer fans!

You might want to keep an eye on Susan's friend Celtic Angel. She's (in her own words) obsessively compiling news about Twilight the movie.

Might be a source of interest...

Use this link.


All the Numbers

You guys must have been very nice to Bonnie at Redlady's Reading Room. She's not only doing her second giveaway, but author Judy Merrill Larsen contacted her about doing it. How cool is that? AND she's autographing the book, too. Cool!

The book is called All the Numbers and Redlady has posted links to her review and to Judy's website. Check 'em out.

This is a US and Canada-only contest. Sorry, folks. Until one of us comes up with a workable business plan that'll get books to other countries for something less than the cost of a year's supply of chocolate, many contests are limited like this. If you international people saw the prices we face... (yeah, and your gasoline costs more. I know. I know.)

You have until October 5 to digest all these numbers and tell Redlady why you'd like to read All The Numbers.

Use this link.

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Saturday, September 27, 2008


New Rules at J. Kaye's

Hey, gang. Heads up on a change at J. Kaye's Book Blog.

She's got some new rules designed to make her life easier. Be sure to check them out and follow closely!

Use this link to learn about 'em. They're painless, I promise.



The Intelligencer by Leslie Silbert

Our friend Susan at Walking on Sunshine is giving away her copy of The Intelligencer by Leslie Silbert. It is an international giveaway. Readers need to comment on whether they would rather be a spy, a PI, or neither in order to get a chance to win. The winner will be drawn randomly on October 10, 2008.

Enter via this link .

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Friday, September 26, 2008


A Katrina Moment

Through September 30th, author Alexandra Everist will be giving away an autographed copy of her book, A Katrina Moment, to every 100th person who joins her site.

This is a love story about a couple sticking through Hurricane Katrina and forging a new society in its aftermath. Sounds like my kind of book!


The Crossing

Shana at Literarily isn't just giving away a copy of Joy Nash's The Crossing. Nope. She's been lucky enough to get Ms. Nash to stop in and leave a short guest blog about autumn.

Check it out via this link.

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Let the Right One In

Fantasy Book Critic has a movie tie-in!

This is for US residents only, and you'll see why when you read this:

FOUR MOVIE TICKETS (Landmark Theatres Only) to see the “Let the Right One In” film, a Let the Right One In movie T-Shirt, and the “Let the Right One In” Movie-Tie paperback novel! So please read the rules below and completely fill out the form to enter! U.S. Residents Only. Giveaway ends Tuesday, October 28, 2008 – 11:59AM PST.

Use this link.



Guest Blogger: Melissa Mayhue

From our friends at Yankee Romance Reviewers:

Friday September 26th Melissa Mayhue will be Guest Blogging for the day as well as doing a book giveaway.
Melissa will be giving away a copy of each of her first two books - Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband and Highland Guardian. We'll pick two of the people who leave comments and you'll each get one!
I hope to see some of you there.

Use this link. Hurry! The day's almost over!

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It's Free Book Friday again at The POD People!

This time the book is Multireal by David Louis Edelman.

Leave your comment by Sunday, September 28th for an entry.

Check back with them Monday to see if you're a winner.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


The Self-Esteem Trap

Is Fate talking? I'm having an e-mail discussion about self-esteem with a friend at the moment.

Me aside, maybe self-esteem's on your mind, too. Or maybe it should be, especially if you have adolescents (or soon-to-be moody, hormonal creatures) in your life -- not just in your home, folks.

Booking Mama's giving you a chance to think about this issue, too. She's got FIVE copies of The Self-Esteem Trap, written by Polly Young-Eisendrath. Five.

Because this give is sponsored by Hachette, it's restricted to US and Canada addresses only -- and ONLY if you don't have a PO Box.

Be sure to read Booking Mama's great review. It's very thoughtful and she's not afraid to turn the light of examination on herself. Kudos for that bravery.

You have until October 3 to enter. Get busy. Our kids need us.

(Well, except for mine, who hear, "If you don't do your best, I'm not going to fight for you" maybe more than they want to!)

Use this link.

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Guest Blogger: Marta Acosta

I don't know about you other paranormal lovers, but I think Colleen Gleason's Gardella Vampire books have to be among my all-time favorites.

Today, at her blog, Colleen is hosting fellow vampire writer Marta Acosta. This is a must-read, especially if you're a fan of Jane Austen!

Check it out via this link. Be sure to tell Colleen I sent ya. And yes, she's as wonderful in person as she is online.

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Guest Blogger: Loucinda McGary

From our friends at Yankee Romance Reviewers:

Thursday September 25th Loucinda McGary will be Guest Blogging with an
Interview and Giveaway for the day.
From those that post a comment, Loucinda will pick one winner who will
receive a copy of her new book The Wild Sight.

Use this link.

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Guest Blogger: Adrian Phoenix

From Patricia at Patricia's Vampire Notes:

On Thursday Sept. 25 guest blogger Adrian Phoenix, author of Rush of Wings (Pocket, 2008) and the sequel In the Blood (Pocket, January 2009), treats us to part 1 of her articles on Ghosts.

One lucky commenter will win a copy of Rush of Wings. Be sure to stop by Patricia's Vampire Notes

The contest runs from 8:00AM Sept. 25 until 11:59PM Sept. 26.

Use this link.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008


At a Loss for Words

Sandra at Fresh Ink popped into my inbox with thanks and gratitude for us here at Win a Book. It's much appreciated, so thanks.

She's got a great give going on. It's an ARC copy of At a Loss for Words, written by Diane Schoemperlen. (In fact, it's her ARC copy, gently read and handled, except for where a sticker put up a small fight.)

You can read Sandra's great review, too. In fact, you should.

There are extra chances for entries. You have until Thursday, October 2. And don't forget to leave the title of a really good book of literary fiction for her!

Use this link.

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Rush Home Road

Thanks to Hachette Book Group, Cheryl's Book Nook has five copies of Rush Home Road (written by Lori Lansens) to give away.

Because it's a Hachette give, you guys ought to know the drill: US and Canada only, no PO Boxes.

You have until Saturday, October 4. And yes, there are multiple ways to enter.

Use this link.

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Lion's Pride by Debbie Jordan

The next book giveaway here at Puss Reboots: A Book Review a Day is Lion's Pride by Debbie Jordan. As it's set in Arizona, my question will be Arizona themed. Remember, to qualify for the contest, you must answer the question!
  1. Contest runs from today through October 25th at 11PM Pacific Time
  2. Winner will be notified via email at 11PM on the day the contest ends 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 something about Arizona. It can be a fact, a memory, or a recommendation of a book or movie that takes place in the state.
  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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Last chance entry!

I got mail from my buddy Lisa, at Minds Alive on the Shelves. She's close to being able to give all five books away... she just needs a few more entries.

If you were lazy, or you missed the first post, be sure to check in. I mean, hello? David Liss, people! Don't miss out!

Use this link.



The Immortals

My good friend, writer Shelley Munro, has an excerpt of Joy Nash's new release, The Immortals, up at her website. If you've been wondering what the fuss is about, here's a chance to whet your appetite.

While you're there, say hi to Shelley. She's cool and if you like romance (steamy or not), she's an author you should explore.

Use this link.

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Free from author Ginn Hale

Author Ginn Hale is making good on a promise to get you some free short fiction. The story is called Shy Hunter and you'll have to download it.

What a great way to experience a new author -- or to revisit an old friend. If you like it, be sure to pick up some of her other books.

Use this link.

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Broad Street

No, this is NOT a book about Philadelphia's famed Broad Street Bullies. (Yes, Susan's got hockey on her mind. The puck drops soon!)

I'm not going to tell you what the book IS about, though, except to say it's right up my alley. Thus, if you want to know more about Broad Street, written by Christine Weiser, you'll have to go visit Shana at Literarily. And you want to do that 'cause Shana's nice. She does great interviews. And she's got a lovely picture up there that you don't want your husbands to see...

(Who me? Feeling insecure? Nah...)

Get over there before Friday, October 3 if you want a chance to win your very own copy.

Use this link.

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Happy Birthday!

Julie over at Simply Romance Reviews, is celebrating her birthday. Please go offer her some birthday wishes. Tell her I sent you...

Use this link.




Haven't gotten your copy of Matrimony by Joshua Henkin, yet?

Bookroomreviews has one waiting for a reader.

Drawing to be held October 7th.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Interview: Kendra Leigh Castle

Heh. It helps to check your reader after the kids go to bed. You come across these goodies earlier than you would otherwise.

Over at Yankee Romance Reviewers, author Kendra Leigh Castle is visiting. Check OUT that interview. (Be sure to have a light on in the room, though. Wow. Those colors!) Yes, tear your eyes off that book cover, folks...

Use this link. Have fun.

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Family UNplanning

Jennifer at Quiverfull Family -- a blog many of us EC droppers know -- is ready to share the book called Family UNplanning with five winners, all of whom will receive an autographed copy.

This book, written by Craig Houghton, looks like a must-read for Christian families.

The contest is open world-wide. Yes, there are ways to earn extra entries, too. You have until October 5, so ... umm... get busy. (I knew no matter how hard I tried to be respectful of this book, I'd wind up making SOME sort of bad joke. It's a curse. Or a talent. Or both.)

Use this link.

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The Smart One and the Pretty One

Shana at Literarily is busy interviewing author Claire LaZebnik and giving away a copy of her novel, The Smart One and the Pretty One.

It's a nice interview. Be sure to read it.

As for the giveaway, Shana's ready to pass along her ARC copy of The Smart One and the Pretty One. There don't seem to be any restrictions on mailing! And there are a few extra ways to get extra entries. You have until 26 September, so start learning about author Claire LaZebnik! I hope we'll have more news about her to share...

Use this link.

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The Smart One and the Pretty One



Through surfing, I found a new-to-me blogger who's gotten her hands on a copy of Anita Shreve's latest novel, Testimony. The Sleepy Reader is her name, and she's ready to pass her copy of the ARC along to you, even though the book doesn't hit bookstore shelves until late October.

Sorry, gang. US only.

You have until 24 September, but don't wait. Head on over and check it out.

Use this link.



Mark your Calendars!

Starting October first, here's a cool way to meet some new writers.


Banned Book Week!

Got an event, a guest blog post, or a giveaway related to Banned Book Week (Which runs from 27 September to 4 October)? Send the links to us here at Win a Book and we'll feature as many as we can.

I'll start us off with a link to The Debutante Ball, who is celebrating all week long. Today, Katie Alexander is talking about why books shouldn't be banned. It's interesting food for thought.

Add this group blog (with a whole new group of bloggers since I last mentioned them) to your reader and check 'em out.



This Week at Stone Soup...

Katrina's giving you another choice this week...

Anything you'd like, BUT it has to be on her giveaway shelf. There's a picture and everything. She's got a nice mix of best-sellers and stuff I've never heard of, and even a few things that made me go, "Ooh, I want to read that."

Go find some of your own!

Use this link.




If seeing this book title over and over hasn't encouraged you to see what it's about, I think you're beyond help.

Marie, the Boston Bibliophile, has a copy to share. You have until 29 September, so get moving -- and be sure to read the entry directions carefully.

There's also a note about anyone who'd like Mr. Henkin to do a phone chat with your book club. Be sure to read it.

Use this link.

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Monday, September 22, 2008


You've Been Warned

Another Patterson book is up for grabs at J. Kaye's Book Blog!

This one is You've Been Warned.

Comment for one entry, blog about it for a second.

Drawing to be held September 27th.


The Heretic Queen

Visit Creative Madness That Makes Me Myself for your chance to win two signed copies of The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran.

There's also an interesting interview with the author to check out.


Eat Me

Seriously. Eat me is the book title. Its subtitle is The food and Philosopy of Kenny Shopsin, and it was written by ... Kenny Shopshin.

Dawn at She is Too Fond of Books has a copy to share with you. She's also got a great synopsis and review of the book. I now want this one for myself!

But I'll leave it for you guys. It's Monday, I'm swamped, and you'll need to update Dawn's feed in your reader anyway.

Do it all by September 29, via this link.

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The Dangerous Days of Daniel X

The Book Nook Club is giving away a copy of James Patterson's The Dangerous Days of Daniel X!

I know there are some Patterson fans out there.

I don't claim to be a Patterson fan, but this one is going right on my wish list. It looks fantastic!

Leave a comment by September 26th. There are also ways to grab extra entries, so check it out!


Mister Sandman

If you've enjoyed a book written by a Nobel prize winner, Fresh Ink has a copy of Mister Sandman by Barbara Gowdy for you!

Leave her a comment, telling about the book you enjoyed. If you haven't read any yet, you can tell her about books by Nobel winners that you'd like to read. She's even got a list fo you to look over.

Open worldwide, deadline is September 28th.



Looks like Joshua Henkin's Matrimony is making the rounds, because you've got two opportunities to win it!

Trish at Trish's Reading Nook is giving a signed copy away,

and Joy Renee at Joystory has a signed copy for you, as well!

Deadlines are September 25th and 29th, respectively.

I didn't see any mention of geographical restrictions at Trish's Reading Nook, but Joystory's giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere!


Guest Blogger: Jen Holling

From our good friends at Yankee Romance Reviews:

Monday September 22nd Jen Holling will be Guest Blogging for the
Jen will pick one winner to receive a copy of the first 4 books in the series (My Wicked Highlander, My Devilish Scotsman, My Shadow Warrior, and My Immortal Protector), drawn from among those who comment...

Check it out via this link.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008


The Remains of the Dead

I hope my friend Spy Scribbler doesn't get mad at me for posting this, but really, if you've ever wanted to see into the mind of a writer, Spy's got the blog for you.

She's also got an autographed copy of The Remains of the Dead, written by Wendy Roberts, to share with you.

Make sure you hang with Spy for awhile. You'll be glad you did. And you'll appreciate us writers a bit more. I'm sure of it.

Use this link.

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Can you Read French?

Pat's Fantasy Hotlist has a real collectible. Unless you're French or can read the language. If that's the case, he's got quite a prize for you.

Here's what he has to say.

I have five copies of the French graphic adaptation of Robin Hobb's The Farseer, L'Assassin Royal: Le Bâtard, written by Jean-Charles Gaudin and illustrated by Laurent Sieurac, up for grabs, courtesy of the folks at Soleil.

Attention: This contest is open to French, Belgian, and Swiss residents only. Sorry, but it wasn't my decision. . .:/

Oh, shoot! I am a big Robin Hobb fan. And my French may be less than passable, but put bad French together with a prior knowledge of the book and it just might be understandable...

If you're in France, Belgium, or Switzerland, here's the link.

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Bookcloseouts Moola

Ann at Booklorn is testing your creativity.

I've put together a little site for book bloggers and their readers to help
them find each other. It's currently in beta and one thing that it
desperately needs before it goes "live" (as in, I let the search engines
find it) is a name. Since I'm fresh out of creative names, I'm holding a
little site naming contest. The site is
here and the link to the contest post with more details is in the sidebar on the front page.

If I use your idea I'll send you some book money to use at
BookCloseOuts.com. Since BookCloseouts ships internationally, this contest is open to anyone.


This Week At Amberkatze's...

From Amberkatze, herself...

This week on Amberkatze's Book Blog my guest is bestselling author Cathy Clamp! With her partner C.T. Adams she has written the Sazi and Thrall series and soon there will be more! Read the interview to find out what is coming soon and read till the end to enter the contest and win a signed book!

Use this link!

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Blogging for Darfur gives

Just a head's up that Natasha's posted a whole slew of giveaways that tie into her Blogging for Darfur event this month.

Check 'em out at Maw Books.

(anyone who'd like us to post a contest individually should use the handy-dandy e-mail in the sidebar and we'll get 'em up.)



The Professors' Wives' Club

I came across a new contest for The Professors' Wives' Club, written by Joanne Rendell, over at BookRoomReviews.

It's a US/Canada only contest, and you have until 2 October to enter.

Follow this link for more information.

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Book of Lies

How does bermudaonion do it? If I remember right, this isn't the first conference call she's participated in with an author (and if I remember wrong, then some of you other book bloggers have been doing this very cool thing).

This is author Brad Meltzer, author of The Book of Lies (among other things. What a resume this guy has! Wow!), and you can listen to the call yourself (as well as read a review).

For the nitty-gritty about the contest: US and Canada only, and enter by September 29. Yep, there are ways to earn extra entries.

Check it all out via this link.

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Saturday, September 20, 2008



Nah, not gonna dig on the title.

My friend Candy at My Raves is giving away a copy of Discipline, written by Paco Ahlgren. The contest runs until 15 October, which seems really far away to me, but then again, I still think it's the beginning of September.

Also, her contest for Wheeling the Deal for Chip Jacobs is still going on.

Check 'em out at the sticky post. Use this link and click on through for more specifics.

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Pick Your Prize!

Lisa, who doesn't live all that far from West of Mars and who blogs at Minds Alive on the Shelves, has FIVE books for you to pick from.

Check out this twist on the way she's doing things:
For every 12 entrants, I'll give away another one of these books. That means all I need is is 24 entrants to give away 2 books; if I'm fortunate enough to get 60 entrants, I'll give away all 5! So spread the word and increase your chances to win!

Did you notice that David Liss book? Huh? Did you? Susan's a fan of David Liss; check him out when you get a moment. Check out the other four as well; I can't read them clearly enough to list them out for you and yeah, I AM that lazy!

If you're in the US and Canada, you have until September 23. If you're from somewhere else, move on to the next post. Sorry. I know. We American book lovers spend WAY too much money on books and not enough money on postage overseas!

Use this link.



What Should I read?

Teresa at Shelf Love has a problem. She doesn't know what to read next. (Not a problem I ever have. Nope. Not any of us around here at Win a Book.)

To solve this problem, she's decided to throw another of her little contests. Here's what she had to say:

Take a look at my TBR List and make a comment on this post telling me which book on my shelf you think I should read next. At the beginning of October, I’ll choose one suggestion at random, read the book, post a review, and pass the book along to the lucky person who suggested it. The deadline to enter is September 30.

There are a few caveats, so be sure to check them out. Use the link to her TBR pile and have some fun choosing!

Use this link.


Friday, September 19, 2008


Author News: Rebecca Drake and Heather Terrell

My weekly BookReporter.com newsletter just popped into my inbox and there, for all the world to see, is a mention of my friend and fellow Pittsburgh writer, Rebecca Drake.

Interestingly, while Ms. Drake is featured in the newsletter, she's not on the website. Yet a third Pittsburgher is: Heather Terrell.

Definitely two authors worth watching.

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Star Wars Republic Commando

Blood of the Muse is at it again. A signed copy of Star Wars Republic Commando Hard Contact (which might need to win an award for the longest book title that makes very little sense unless you're in the know). The author is one Karen Traviss and may I just say how nice it is to see more women writing these science fiction series novels?

Go here for the details.

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The Last Queen

Over at BookroomReviews, there's a copy of C.W. Gortner's The Last Queen up for grabs. Check out the killer guest post by the author.

You have until October 3, but since you know you'll be at a bookstore this weekend, don't delay. Maybe this will be one of your weekend picks.

Use this link.

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How Stella Got her Groove Back

Here's another one to move fast on! You have until midnight, Sunday September 21st to stop by Literarily for a copy of Terry McMillan's sort-of based on real life book, How Stella Got her Groove Back.

Use this link.

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Tara's View on Books has a copy of Isolation, by Travis Thrasher, to share with you guys. It's part of a Christian Fiction Blog Alliance stop on Tara's blog.

This is a worldwide contest. You have until September 30, so get busy!

Read all about it via this link.

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Move fast!

Serena from Savvy Verse and Wit dropped me another e-mail today, to tell me all about her other contests. She's got quite a few, but they ALL end tomorrow (Saturday).

So move fast. Each book will be linked to its direct post.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti's A Coney Island of the Mind

Sylvia Plath's Ariel

Howl by Allan Ginsburg

POETRY magazine subscription

What a variety of options! Check 'em out... use those links above.



Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson

It's time to announce another book giveaway: Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson.
  1. Contest runs from today through October 20th at 11PM Pacific Time
  2. Winner will be notified via email at 11PM on the day the contest ends 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 why you need this book.
  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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Writing guides

Serena over at Savvy Verse & Wit has a great interview with her friend Anna, who blogs at Diary of an Eccentric. At the end, she's got a subscription to Writer's Digest or a copy of Writing the Wave: Inspired Rides for Aspiring Writers by Elizabeth Ayres.

Not a bad deal for you fellow writers out there...

Check it out, along with a list of other contests (*sigh* So many people still not using our handy-dandy e-mail the way Serena did), and entry instructions. You have until September 21 and yes, there are multiple ways to enter.

Use this link.

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...On a completely unrelated note

Our friends at the Midnight Moon Cafe (another of Susan's favorite lurking spots) have reminded us that today, September 19, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Go visit them; they've got some great links that'll take you to proper Pirate Lingo.

(and we're talking Pirates of the High Sea, not those guys who put on black and gold (and red? I still don't get that one) and try to hit baseballs into the river.)

Have fun today. Talk Like a Pirate!



Shauney's got a cool sounding one, with a twist at the end of the contest.

The book is called Retrieval. It's written by Jeanie London. Shauney's copy is gently loved and registered at BookCrossing, although there's no need to journal it if you don't want to (hint: it's fun!).

Check out Shauney's twist to earn extra entries. As someone who's familiar with what she's seeking, you're in for some fun.

Enter via this link.

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Emily Bryan left us this message:

Hi! Emily B here. Please let your readers know that I'm running a PIRATE NAME CONTEST on my website and today is the LAST Day to enter.

The winner will receive all my backlist, a box of books I picked up at RWA Nationals PLUS a $25 B&N gift card.

Please cut and paste http://www.emilybryan.com/Pirate%20NameContest.htm and join the fun!

Yup, gotta move fast!


Thursday, September 18, 2008


Shooting Stars Mag's auction update

I blogged a bit ago about the auction being held over at Shooting Stars Mag. Now, here's a list of some of the books up for auction.

Once again, the proceeds will benefit First Book.

Alive and Well in Prague, New York by Daphne Grab

The Summer of Naked Swim Parties by Jessica Anya Blau

Samantha Hansen has Rocks in her Head by Nancy Viau

Cherry Bomb: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Better Flirt, a Tougher Chick, and a Hotter Girlfriend--and to Living Life Like a Rock Star by Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna

Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian by Scott Douglas

The Meaning of Life by Joanna Nadin

Whoa. What a great list! For more details, be sure to check out the Mag. This is a great thing this group is doing. Tomorrow's readers are today's kids. Let's help them get as addicted as we are, okay?

Use this link.



The Richest Season

S. Krishna dropped us an e-mail today, announcing the giveaway of a copy of The Richest Season, written by Maryann McFadden. (It's the ARC version, with a less spiffy cover. Just so you know...)

You have until Wednesday, September 24. Due to shipping costs, this is a US/Canada only contest. Sorry!

Use this link to read all about it and to be taken to a review, too.

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Guest Blogger: Emily Bryan

From our friends at Yankee Romance Reviewers:

Thursday September 18th Emily Bryan will be Guest Blogging for the
From those that post a comment, Emily will pick one winner to receive a copy of Pleasuring the Pirate..

Be sure to stop in and say hi!

Use this link.

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The Immortals

Joy Nash's 50 Days, 50 Books continues onward...

My friend Nimrodiel at Confessions of a Literary Persuasion's got a copy.

She's got her contest open world-wide, so you international people ought to make friends with her. She's cool; you won't regret it.

You have until 24 September, so get busy!

Check it out via this link.

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Shoot the Moon

Now, there's a good title!

Bree, over at The Things We Read is giving away a copy of Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts. This is sponsored by the Hachette Book Group. Go visit and enter.

Hurry, contest ends tomorrow (September 19).

Enter here.

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Calling All Rachel Caine Fans!

I've only read most of the Weather Warden series, but I'd call myself a Rachel Caine fan, sure.

That's why I think it's cool to tell you that Ms. Caine will be visiting The Knight Agency Blog to chat with ... well, you. Or whoever stops in. This will be happening today, starting at 9AM.

Go visit with this very cool author. Tell her I sent you. Not that she'll know who I am, but I'm learning that "Susan Helene Gottfried from West of Mars" has a certain memory to it...

Use this link. (I hope)


Wednesday, September 17, 2008



I've mentioned before that Tor.com is giving away free e-books if you register for their newsletter.

Now, in a fit of absolutely perfect timing, they are giving away the book I just finished on Sunday night and haven't yet had a chance to rave about.

War for the Oaks, written by Emma Bull.

Holy smoke, what a fantastic read.

If you're not registered, do so. (Although I'm a little miffed they seem to have lost mine. Okay, more than a little.)

It's the best book you'll read in a LONG time.



After Midnight Fantasies Fall Contest

After Midnight Fantasies is hosting a fall contest.

For an entry, email the answers to eleven questions about AMF releases (links are provided to find the answers).

18 and older, please.


Eating for Energy

I just reviewed Yuri Elkaim's transformative book, Eating for Energy over at Breeni Books.

Of course, I'm sharing my copy!

Three ways to enter, deadline is September 28, open to US residents.

Good luck!


Visit with Lucynda Storey!

Bitten by Books is hosting author Lucynda Storey today. Stop on over and check it out!

Here's the link. Tell 'em we sent you.

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Want to join a book review carnival?

Susan's surfing while her thoughts gel, and she came upon a call for a book review carnival.

If you're not familiar with a carnival, you submit your link and then on the day scheduled, a host posts all the links, organized in some fashion, and you can go visit and meet new bloggers. And have new people meet you.

Here's the link. Check it out.


Matthew Stover Set

Fantasy Book Critic has another set for us.

This time, it's Matthew Stover's Heroes Die and Caine Black Knife. (Wow, those are disparate titles... or so they seem. Read what FBC has to say about them and it'll make sense.)

Maybe if enough people grab onto these installments, someone will feel it's a good idea to put the first back into print?

We can hope.

Read more and enter via this link.

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The Reality Dysfunction

Pat's Fantasy Hotlist is the place to be again.

I couldn't say it better, myself, so in Pat's own words...

The North American editions of all three volumes of Peter F. Hamilton's The Night's Dawn trilogy were all split into two installments when they were initially released. Finally, Orbit is re-issuing each volume as one single trade paperback edition, beginning with The Reality Dysfunction. This series put Hamilton on the map and led him to become the bestselling science fiction author in the UK.

Follow Pat's entry directions carefully so you don't get disqualified.

Use this link.

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Midnight Reign

Chris Marie Green is stopping by Simply Romance Reviews today to talk about her Vampire Babylon series of books. She talks about how she got started writing about vamps and gives a teaser about her new book in the Vampire Babylon series.

We have to wait until March for the new book, but in the meantime, there's a copy of the second book in the series, Midnight Reign, up for grabs.

And some cool stuff going on at her website, too. Including some art!

Check it all out via this link.

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Public Service Announcement:

In case you haven't noticed, we've got a new friend on the team. My good friend Bridget has joined us in keeping the Win a Book e-mail box empty and your contests posted.

Welcome her warmly please and keep those mails coming in!


The Almost Moon

Cheryl's Book Nook is fairly jumping. She's got five copies of The Almost Moon, written by Alice Sebold (Yes, of Lovely Bones fame!).

This is her new, much-anticipated novel. You'll want to check this giveaway out!

Because this give is sponsored by Hachette, it's limited to the US and Canada only -- and no PO Boxes, please. Those are the publisher's rules, not Cheryl's.

Yep, there's a way to earn extra entries. You have until Saturday, September 27.

Use this link.

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The Conquest - Julia Templeton

Terra at Yankee Romance Reviewers just emailed us that today, Wednesday September 17th, Julia Templeton will be Guest Blogging for the day. From those that post a comment, Julia will pick two winners. One winner will receive a copy of the The Conquest and one winner will receive a copy of The Bargin.

Enter the contest here.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008


The Mistborn Trilogy

Yup, it's a trilogy. Yup, it's Fantasy Book Critic.

This set of the books that comprise Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn Trilogy is being given away directly from the publisher. Thus, it's restricted to North America only.

(If you have the first two books, this contest is running to support the publication of the third and final book in the trilogy.)

You have until the street date of the book: October 14.

Enter via this link.

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Lori's Reading Corner is overflowing again. Or else this was too good a read to pass up; I'm not sure which.

Anyway, she's got her ARC copy of Sweetheart, Chelsea Cain's blockbuster that's got everyone talking.

Unfortunately, this is a US-only contest (although you CAN bribe me to enter and read the book before sending it overseas. Susan's easy like that.).

You have until September 25. Use this link.

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This Week at Stone Soup...

Katrina's turning up the heat this week. Not just one, but TWO first edition hardbacks for you!

The first is Martha O'Connor's The Bitch Posse. I studied fiction with Mr. Martha (around the time they were hooking up, too) and I've heard nothing but good things about Martha herself -- and her fiction. A definite must-have.

The other is a book I know nothing about, so when you win, be sure to tell me everything I need to fix that. It's Lost in the Forest, by Sue Miller.

Hey, I sort of like her name.

Anyway, you have until Sunday to enter. Get on it!

Use this link.

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In Search of Silence

Now HERE is something we don't see every day. It's poetry!

If you follow my main blog, you'll know I sometimes post poetry under the guise of a dude named Roadie Poet. In short, I dig poetry.

So, apparently, does my friend Penelope, whose blog Library at the END of the Universe is hosting this giveaway.

This is a single-author collection of poems. (As opposed to an anthology, where there are more than one contributor. You get the idea.) The author's name is Chris Roe. Remember that now.

The only downside is that this contest is only open to the US and Canada. (Stupid shipping prices -- bring back surface mail!) You have until the 30th of September, but you're not going to wait. Not when there are many cool ways to earn entries, one of which could very well include my own Roadie Poet.

(not bad for some shameless plugging, huh?)

Enter via this link. You'll be glad you did. Chris Roe writes better poems than I do.

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Book Blogger Appreciation Week Giveaways at Literarily

Shana over at Literarily is having a week full of daily giveaways!

The entire list of giveaways is here. That post contains a link to click through to her Monday giveaway of Swapping Lives by Jane Green and today's giveaway of The Preacher and the Presidents by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy.

Enter via this link.

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The Vampire Shrink and Dark Harvest

On Wednesday Sept. 17, Patricia's Vampire Notes interviews Lynda Hilburn, popular author of The Vampire Shrink (Medallion, 2007) and Dark Harvest (Medallion, Oct. 1, 2008).

Leave a comment, ask a question, or post a link and you will be eligible to win a copy of one of her books. Two prizes in all.

Enter via this link.

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Monday, September 15, 2008


The Forbidden Hunt

Participate in The Forbidden Hunt for your chance to win some fabulous prizes from Forbidden Publications!

This is an erotic romance publisher so 18 and older please!


Beneath a Midnight Sea

Aquatic shape shifters anyone?

Casandra Curtis is making a guest appearance at Write Minded, and you can win a copy of her ebook, Beneath a Midnight Sea and a mini home spa botanicals kit.

Just leave a comment for your entry!


The Miracle Girls

Camy Tang is giving away a copy of the young adult novel The Miracle Girls by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt!

Check out her interview with the authors and leave a comment for your entry.

Deadline is September 22nd.

No geographical restrictions.


5 Days, 5 Books, 5 Ways

In honor of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, She Reads and Reads is giving away five books to five people!

To enter, leave a comment with the book you're interested in.

The prizes include Lace Reader, Aberrations, So Long at the Fair, American Wife, and The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.

There are four more ways to score entries, so check it out!

Deadline is September 20th.

Open to US and Canadian residents.


Midwife of the Blue Ridge

Man, I love book titles. Check out what Sandra at Fresh Ink is giving away. Is this a title or what?

Midwife of the Blue Ridge. Written by Christine Blevins. Look at how that title rolls off your tongue.

Anyway, you can read more than just the title if you head over to Fresh Ink. Heck, you can start with Sandra's kicking review. Impressive, from the first paragraph onward.

And then you can win Sandra's ARC copy that she used to write this great review. This is a world-wide contest!!

You have until September 21, and Sandra would like you to answer the question: what's at the top of your fiction wishlist -- and WHY. (ooh, that's hard. I mean, how do you choose?)

There are chances for extra entries, too.

Read all about it and enter via this link.

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Free Science Fiction

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction is offering for free one of their older stories: "Nine Whispered Opinions Regarding the Alaskan Secession" by George Guthridge.

The story will only be available until October 20th.

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Sailor Girl

Alyce, over at At Home with Books, just dropped me an e-mail about a contest she's got going in conjunction with Book Blogger Appreciation Week.

She's got a copy of Sailor Girl, written by Sheree-Lee Olson. You can follow a link to Alyce's review so you know what it's about.

But to enter, you need to tell Alyce about the last time you bought a book in person at the bookstore. Think about it...

You only have until September 18, so don't delay!

Enter via this link.

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AUTOGRAPHED copies of The Accidental Werewolf and Accidentally Dead by Dakota Cassidy

Over at Bitten by Books they are having a Exclusive Bitten by Books Interview with Author Dakota Cassidy.

A big welcome to our readers today! Be sure to read to the end of the interview to find out how to WIN the the great prize being offered up today, including AUTOGRAPHED copies of The Accidental Werewolf and Accidentally Dead to one lucky participant. The contest runs until 12 pm on the 16th to give our east coast and international readers a chance to participate. NOTE: this is not a fixed time event, the post just goes live at 11:00 am CST. You can stop by any time during the day or evening and leave your questions and comments.

The contest runs until 12 pm on the 16th to give our east coast and international readers a chance to participate.

1. Ask the author a question (max two questions count towards entries) and, your name will be entered for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes mentioned above.

2. SUBSCRIBE to the Bitten by Books newsletter here on the right hand side of the site. This is for new subscribers only.

3. Post links to the interview here today at another blog or website and you will be given additional entries to win. You MUST post those links in one response here in this thread. The more places you post the event, the more entries you get, so spread the word!

4. Purchase copies of any of Dakota’s books here:
The Accidental Werewolf
Accidentally Dead
The Accidental Human

and send us a copy of the receipt for your purchase to: racoo.smith @ gmail.com (no spaces) for an additional entry. You get an entry for each of Dakota’s books you purchase. NOTE: We do not share the receipt info or use it in ANY way. Once your entry has been logged we delete the info.

5. Add us as your friend on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/bittenbybooks

Add us as your friend on Facebook: http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614064436

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/weirdstuff

6. Stumble, Digg or share the post with any social networking sites. There is a button right at the end of this post that says share that you can use. :)

7. Read any of the reviews at Bitten by Books of Dakota’s books here:


Then leave a meaningful comment that shows you read the review, not just a post that says “sounds good” or “nice review”, a couple of sentences would be great! Simply share your thoughts, ideas or opinions. You get an additional entry for each one you post on. You only need to comment one time to get an entry on one or both reviews.

8. Twitter the URL to this event: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=1151

Be sure to include an email and name where we can contact you if you are a winner.

We will be awarding the prizes and posting the winners to the Bitten by Books website later this week.


Over at J. Kaye's...

J. Kaye dropped me the following mail:

THE LIAR'S DIARY by Patry Francis
Enter via this link.

LUCKY MAN by Ben Tanzer
Enter via this link.

Enter via this link.

COMING UNDONE by Stephanie Tyler
Enter via this link.

Please note that each of these links will take you to the entry for that particular book.

If you want to visit J. Kaye in general, use this link.

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The Iron Hunt

Blood of the Muse is busy over there...

There's a copy of The Iron Hunt, written by Marjorie M. Liu up for grabs. This is a signed, paperback copy.

This is open around the world! You have until October 5 to enter; be sure to follow the directions carefully.

Use this link.

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Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles

Patricia's Vampire Notes dropped us the following message:

Monday Sept. 15 Jeanne Stein returns to PVN to blog on the topic of Urban Fantasy. As author of the very popular Anna Strong - urban fantasy series - Jeanne is an expert on the subject. Stop by and leave a comment or ask a question. Jeanne says she is open to any topic!

There will be a drawing for Legacy (book 4 Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles) Ace, August 2008.

The contest runs from 8:00 am September 15 until 11:59 pm September 16.

Use this link and hurry! You've only got a few hours left!

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Sunday, September 14, 2008


House & Home

Dawn at She Is Too Fond of Books dropped us an e-mail about her latest contest. She's got more than just a book, but then again, it IS more than just Book Blogger Appreciation Week.

Here's what's up for grabs:
* A hardcover of House & Home
* Yankee Candle “Home Sweet Home” votive candle
* Lead crystal candle holder
* “What makes a house a home” gift plaque
* Magnetic memo pad to list your “things to do around the house”
* “Home Sweet Home” embellishment set for scrapbookers and card-makers
* Home card (includes envelope for mailing, or suitable for framing)

Directions for entry can be found via this link.

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Death and the Language of Happiness

That's a provocative book title on the day that news of David Foster Wallace's suicide has come out.

But it's a book title nonetheless, and it's the title of a book that you can read about over at Walking on Sunshine. Jezebelsk has a copy of this mystery to share. (For those not keeping score, or who got lost: Death and the Language of Happiness, written by John Straley is the topic of this post)

Just let her know in the comments if you've been to Alaska or not, where this book is set. You have until 28 September. No mailing restrictions have been given. Hmmmm....

Enter via this link.

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The Heretic Queen

We got an e-mail from the gang at Historical Tapestry. In conjunction with Michelle Moran week at Historical Tapestry, they have TWO copies (that they believe will be signed) of Ms. Moran's new novel, The Heretic Queen.

There are lots of ways to earn entries; be sure to read the whole post. Be sure to stop on by during the week of 14 September (that's today) through 20 September. The contest closes on the 20th, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't make a habit of Historical Tapestry. It's a cool blog.

If you're thinking you recognize Michelle Moran's name, you might. She also wrote Nefertiti, which was getting a lot of buzz not too long ago.

Read all about it and enter via this link.

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Read My Lips

Lenore, over at Presenting Lenore, is giving away a copy of Read my Lips, written by Teri Brown.

This looks like a fun, different (in a good way!) YA read. And yes, it's open to International friends -- read the entry directions carefully.

You have until Friday the 19th of September. Check out what Lenore has to say. Be brave and check out her extra chance challenge.

Use this link.

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Genuine Men by Nancy Bruno

Genuine Men: Journeys in Stories and Stills by Nancy Bruno is the next book up for a sweepstakes here at Pussreboots: A Book Review a Day.
  1. Contest runs from today through October 15th at 11PM Pacific Time
  2. Winner will be notified via email at 11PM on the day the contest ends 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 photographer.
  5. For extra credit you can:
    a) include your blog's URL
    b) blog about the contest and link back to the original post.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008


Saturdays with Stella

Author Camy Tang's latest giveaway is a copy of Saturday's with Stella by Allison Pittman.

As always, international readers are welcome!

Leave a comment for an entry. Of course, you're welcome to leave a comment without an entry, as well!

Winner to be drawn September 18th.


Long Road Home

Write Minded has a copy of Long Road Home by one of their own, Sharon Long, up for grabs.

Leave a comment telling them which weather disasters affect you where you live.

Winner to be drawn tomorrow night, so hurry!


Calling all Jeri Smith-Ready fans!

If you're a fan of Jeri Smith-Ready's fiction, you know to be reading her blog, right?

I know... so many blogs, so little time. Me, too.

That's why I'm telling you guys about this. To remind you to at least toss the feeds into your reader and throw an eye at them (an occasional comment is nice too, you know! No, not here. At our *other* blogs) -- AND to point out that she's got some free fiction posted for your reading pleasure.

If you liked Wicked Game, you need to read this backstory she's posting. I'm a big fan of backstory; when posted online to share with the world, it makes for a richer novel-reading experience.

Use this link.



Tess Gerritsen for free??

Yep, friends, you read that right. For a limited time only, you can download an e-book version of Tess Gerritsen's The Surgeon.

You need to have either a Sony eReader or that other thing that Susan's no fan of...

Visit Tess's site for links and details.

You only have until 25 September. Move fast!

Use this link.

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The Crossing

Joy Nash's 50 Books in 50 Days is continuing, with Win a Book friends involved. Man, this speaks well of you guys, that you were chosen.

It's Shana at Literarily who's got a copy to share.

You have until September 25 to enter. Mark your calendar and have your computer ding you so that you return to Literarily on that date. That's when Ms. Nash herself will be stopping in to visit and talk about The Crossing. Are there extra chances to win the book? Stop in and see!

Shana's also kind enough to provide links to other sites that have copies in the meantime. Because Shana knows, like I do, that you guys just... can't... wait.

Enter via this link.

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Storm Front (Limited Edition)

Whoa. This is one I hope the Tour Manager doesn't see. I inadvertently turned him into a Jim Butcher fan.

Pat's Fantasy Hotlist has a copy of the Limited Edition version of the first book in the Dresden Files series. The book is Storm Front.

As always with Pat, be sure you follow the rules carefully!

No mailing restrictions and no entry dates. Act now!

Use this link.

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Dead Witness

Cafe of Dreams has a copy of Dead Witness by Joylene Nowell Butler for you!

Leave a comment for one entry, blog about it for two.

Winner will be drawn September 24th.



Another giveaway in honor of Book Blogger Appreciation Week!

Carribou's Mom is giving away a copy of Guernica by Dave Boling.

Leave her a comment with a link to one of your favorite book blogs.

Deadline is September 19th.

Open to US and Canadian residents.


Immortals: The Crossing

Popin's Lair is a participant in Joy Nash's 50 Books in 50 Days giveaway, which means she's giving you a chance to win a copy of Immortals: The Crossing!

Here are the rules:
1. Leave me (Popin) a comment telling me 5 of your guilty pleasures.
2. Make sure you leave your email with your comments.
3. Do all this by September 26 and I'll pick a winner the next day.
No geographical restrictions! If you can receive mail, you're eligible!


Up Pops the Devil and That's Not Exactly Amore

In honor of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, Tara at Tara's View on Books is hosting a giveaway!

The prizes are a copy of Up Pops the Devil by Angela Benson and That's Not Exactly Amore by Tracey Bateman.

Leave her a comment, letting her know which one you'd like to read for an entry.

There are no geographical restrictions.

She'll be picking a winner on September 19, so get your entry in before then!

Friday, September 12, 2008


The Bride of Castle Dracula

Amberkatze is back online! We here at Win a Book are wishing her the best in her new real-life dig, but c'mon. Let's face it. We want to hear which cool author she's got visiting and which cool book she's talking about.

This week is another pleasant surprise. It's author Marta Acosta, whose new book The Bride of Castle Dracula is coming out September 16.

Check out the cool interview with Ms. Acosta; Amberkatze does some of the best around. And might there be a chance for you to start reading this cool new series?

Use this link.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008


The Heretic's Daughter

Caribou's Mom has got quite a nice give happening, herself. It starts today and runs through September 17. And she provides lots of those educational links, too. Gotta love those.

The book is called The Heretic's Daughter, and it was written by Kathleen Kent. That's surely a provocative title...

US and Canada only, and to enter, you need to do some research and leave a fact!

Use this link.

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Black Wolf on Tour

Hey, Susan here. I've decided to begin to dig myself out from the stuff that's piled up here in the past month.

That means a belated contest to celebrate my review of Black Wolf on Tour, written by Magnolia Belle. The review was posted, as all my reviews are, on Front Street Reviews. I wish I had a permalink to the review, but no one's taught me that trick yet...

The contest is open worldwide until next Thursday, the 18th of September.

C'mon over and check it out. Use this link.

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The Professors' Wives' Club

Woo hoo! That book title is even punctuated correctly!

I got an e-mail just now that our name was passed on by another Win a Book regular. Thanks, guys. Personal referrals make us feel like a million bucks.

Redlady at Redlady's Reading Room has only been blogging for a few months now, but she knows how to make a splash: she got author Joanne Rendell to donate an autographed copy of Ms. Rendell's new books, The Professors' Wives' Club.

Redlady may be new to blogging, but she's savvy. Her review is right below the contest, and she provides a link to the author's website. Nice moves, both -- the more information we readers have about a book and an author, the better able we are to judge if this is up our alley (although I see time and again that many of you are pleasantly surprised by some of the books you encounter. More power to you guys for that!).

This is a US/Canada only contest, due to shipping costs. (Really, when will the Post Office realize that all that talk of the world being one isn't just hype?)

You have until Sunday September 21. Check Redlady's blog for ways to earn extra chances to win; one of them is really quite interesting.

Enter via this link.

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The Lace Reader

Icedream over at Reading in Appalachia dropped us an e-mail (thanks, Icedream!) about her new contest.

She's got an ARC copy (HER ARC copy, if you keep track of things like that) of The Lace Reader, by Brunonia Barry to pass along. Keep it moving, you know...

But she'd like to spark some discussion, so, in her own words...

In the past I have kept entries pretty simple but this time I am asking something of you, dear reader. I currently live in West Virginia, it wasn't always my home but it is my place of birth and "where I'm from", so I have always had an interest in Appalachian regional literature. So to enter in this giveaway I would like for you to tell me about a book that you read and enjoyed that is set in Appalachia. If you can't remember or haven't read a book that is set in Appalachia then you can go through my widget on the right called "Appalachian Regional Lit." and choose one of those that you would be interested in reading and tell me why.

Being from outside Pittsburgh, Susan is obliged to make a West Virginia joke. But she's seen too much beautiful land in that state, so it ain't gonna happen. (So long as the WVU students don't drag their couches into the street and set them on fire again).

This is, regrettably, a US-only contest. You have until September 30.

And check out the cool map!

Enter via this link.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008



Yes, Broken is the title of a book. It's not a description of my brain. Usually.

It's our friend Dar at Peeking Between the Pages you need to concern yourself with (as opposed to me and my brain. Totally not worth your time), as she's got a cool give she e-mailed us about.

And whoa. Dar is totally into the author of Broken, a man named Daniel Clay. As this is his debut novel, let's hope that enough people talk about Mr. Clay so that he gets lots of chances to publish more great books.

She wants to help make that happen, so she has TEN copies of Broken to share. Ten, ladies and gentlemen. That's quite generous on the part of ... whoever was kind enough to donate these books.

Dar is also kind enough to provide lots of links, so that you can follow them and catch her enthusiasm about Mr. Clay and his book.

You have until 20 September to check it all out and enter. Yep, there are chances of multiple entries but you can only win once. US and Canada only, please!

Use this link.

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The Choice/The Almost Moon

Anna at Diary of an Eccentric was kind enough to use our handy-dandy e-mail (you should follow her example!).

She's got TWO cool titles -- and five copies of each. That means ten books! (Right? Two times five... Uhhh... fingers... yeah. Ten.)

The titles aren't exactly obscure, either. They are The Choice, the new one from Nicholas Sparks, and The Almost Moon, Alice Sebold's new novel.

This is another giveaway sponsored by Hachette, so that means US and Canada only, and no PO Boxes (they need to get over that, eh?).

You have until September 30. Wow. That's, like, 20 days. (Uhh... fingers...) This contest will NOT take you 20 days to enter (assuming my math is right, which is always questionable).

Be sure to tell Anna which title you want -- or if you're greedy and want both. She won't mind. She said you could ask.

Read on for extra chances to win and all that.

Use this link.

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No Humans Involved

Oooh, baby. Blood of the Muse has one that's making me drool.

Can you say Women of the Otherworld? Can you say Kelley Armstrong?

Can you follow the entry directions -- and be sure to tell me what you think when you win and read this book? (I'm still stuck on Dime Store Magic; need to get it, need to read it!)

Can you use this link?

I thought you could.

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After the Fire

Cheryl at Cheryl's Book Nook dropped us an e-mail, letting us know that starting today (That's Wednesday, folks), she's been given permission from Hachette Books to share FIVE copies of After the Fire: A True Story of Love and Survival, written by Robin Gaby Fisher.

Cheryl's got her review posted right there for you to check out. This sounds like a moving but heavy book -- it deals with the fire in the residence halls at Seton Hall University a few years back. I had friends who went to Seton Hall and who worked at the school's landmark college radio station, WSOU. The fire touched me even though my friends were long graduated.

Anyway, go check out what Cheryl's got to say about this book.

Because Hachette is picking up the shipping, this contest is restricted to the US and Canada only. You have until Saturday, 20 September to enter. Don't wait.

Use this link.

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Jennifer Estep Goes Visiting

I've been trying to keep an eye on the antics of my bud Jennifer Estep -- she's been all over the place lately, promoting her latest book, Jinx -- but it's been hard.

Our good friends at Yankee Romance Reviewers are making it easy. Jennifer's dropping by to see them today.

If you want to see what I've been raving about, be sure to stop in and say hello! Tell Jennifer and the YRR gang that I sent you.

(and if you like, The Good, The Bad, and the Unread has been posting excerpts of the first two Bigtime novels. Go dig 'em out of the archives.)

Visit Jennifer and the Yankee Romance Reviewers via this link.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008


The Temporal Void

Pat's Fantasy Hotlist is hot once again. He's got a signed copy of The Temporal Void, written by Peter F. Hamilton.

Wow. It's a signed first edition. Did you book collectors hear that???

Here's the link!

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Breaking Dawn

Been over to J. Kaye's lately? Are a Stephanie Meyer fan?

Yep, it's true. Breaking Dawn is one of the books J. Kaye will be raffling off.

Stop in and see her for full details. Be prepared to say hello, but you should do that anyway. It's rude to stare at someone and not acknowledge them, you know!

Use this link.

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This Week at Stone Soup...

The Monday giveaway at Stone Soup this week is another Anyone Pick: anything under $25 (excluding shipping) that you want.

Katrina rules, doesn't she?

Leave her a message with the name of the book you want by Sunday... you know the drill over there by now, I'm sure. Still, it's always a good idea to read the rules, just in case...

Here's the link!



Do some good in the world!

I got an e-mail just now from the ladies at Shooting Stars Mag. They've got a really cool-sounding charity gig happening and they wanted me to share the word with you guys.

I love charity. I love being able to make a difference. So, copied directly from the blog, is what's up here:

We're going to be holding a charity event called Leave a Mark, auctioning off "marked up" copies of author's books. Tons of authors are participating, writing notes and post-its all throughout copies of their books.

One hundred percent of the proceeds is going to go to First Book.

Read more about it via this link. And stay tuned; hopefully they'll keep us in the loop and there will be more posts to come...

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The Kings of Innocence

Sandra at Fresh Ink (these are new digs; we know her as Posthumouse -- she's moving!) dropped us an e-mail to tell us she's got a new give for her new digs.

The book is called The Kings of Innocence, and it was written by Michael Burns.

You have until Wednesday, September 17th to either leave her a comment, telling her why you'd like to read this, or else blog about it and send new people her way to explain why they'd like to read this book.

As she puts it: It's not about numbers, it's about conversation.

Amen to that.

Enter via this link.

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Room for Love

(Oh, Geez. For a second there, I thought I was posting to my other blog! Oops!)


S. Krishna's got one of THE coolest names ever. And now, there's a cool give to go along with it. Room for Love, by Andrea Meyer, is the book she's ready to share with a new friend, and she provides a lovely link to her review of it. Just in case you don't have her in your reader.

The rules have changed a bit: you don't have to check back to see if you've won. Just be sure to leave some contact information instead!

You have until Monday, September 15, so get moving... extra chances to enter, too.

Use this link.

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A Random Sort of Contest

Amanda at Life and Times of a "New" New Yorker dropped us an e-mail to say she's doing a random sort of giveaway.

(She thinks no one would want these books. Let's show her she's wrong. 'Cause, you know, they ARE good books.)

They are:

Atonement, by Ian McEwan
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
The Light of Day, by Graham Swift
The Diana Chronicles, by Tina Brown

Leave your comment about which book you'd like by Friday, September 12.

Use this link.

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The Heretic's Daughter

Shana at Literarily was lucky (?) enough to wind up with two ARC copies of The Heretic's Daughter, written by Kathleen Kent. So she'd like to pass one on to a new, happy home where it's hopefully the only child.

Move fast; you only have until Friday the 12th. There are a few options for entries; take advantage of 'em.

Use this link.

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Mrs. Lieutenant: A Sharon Gold Novel

Another day, another new friend in our inbox! I love this; it's like magic.

The new friend is Serena at Savvy Verse and Wit. And man, does she have an interesting post featuring the author of Mrs. Lieutenant: A Sharon Gold Novel, Phyllis Zimbler Miller. Ms. Miller decided to self-publish her book, and she discusses the reasons why (although, as a reader, do you care who publishes a book, so long as it's good?).

At the end of this neat article comes the contest. There is a question that Serena would like you to answer, so please make sure you do. There are also other chances for entries, too.

You have until this Sunday, the 14th of September.

Have fun and use this link.

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