Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Gods Behaving Badly

I have yet to hear one negative thing about Marie Phillips' Gods Behaving Badly. Anna, at Diary of an Eccentric, wants to share this book's magic.

She's got five copies, thanks to the publisher -- which means US and Canada only, and no PO Boxes. YOU have until January 9.

Get busy. Here's the link.

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The Glister

Blood of the Muse is sneaking a give in under the deadline of the New Year.

He's got a copy of The Glister, written by John Burnside, for you.

Use this link!

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Sale at Red Rose Publishing!

On New Year's Day ONLY, Red Rose Publishing it having a half-price sale on ALL their e-books, including the day's new releases!

Use this link.



Free from Leah Braemel!

My friend Leah Braemel has a free e-book for you guys. And with her new book about to release (or it just did; I'm in a time warp. Forgive me, Leah!), this is an excellent time to discover a new author.

Use this link!

Leah says that there are also over 30 books with holiday themes that you can download at The Samhellion. Check 'em out!

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Monday, December 29, 2008


Clearing off the shelves continues

Alyce of At Home with Books has a great package for us:

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
Paper Towns by John Green
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
An Eon: Dragoneye Reborn poster
An Eon: Dragoneye Reborn pin.

Wow. A whole plethora of Dragoneye things! This is to help get readers get excited for the upcoming release of Dragoneye Reborn.

Check out all the details via this link.

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More Gods Behaving Badly!

After I posted about Serena's give of Gods Behaving Badly, Hachette offered up to five copies for US and Canadian addresses. Serena's gently-read copy is still slated to go anywhere in the world.

Don't despair; go enter!

Use this link.

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Ariel's Journey

J. Kaye is loading those weekly raffles back up... are you ready?

A recent addition to the pile is the book Ariel's Journey, written by Doug Kane and Christy Wood.

Be sure to check out what else is happening over there in the land of J. Kaye. It's always interesting and fun.

Use this link.

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Gods Behaving Badly

Serena, my friend with Savvy Verse and Wit, has decided to be nice and share her gently-read copy of Gods Behaving Badly (yes, the same book written by Marie Phillips that we've talked about quite a lot here) with someone other than me.

This is good news, especially for you non US and Canada people. Serena will ship anywhere in the world!

You have until January 5 to get over to Serena's place and enter. Don't wait, though. Lots of people want this book, or they will once they read Serena's rave about it.

Use this link.

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This Week At Amberkatze's...

From our friend Amberkatze:

Casey Daniels is my guest this week and will see us into 2009 with her interview and contest! So if you haven't already read her series following Pepper Martin then catch up and get ready for the new release, Night of the Loving Dead , due out in the new year!

Use this link.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008


The Exchange by Inga C. Ellzey

It's nearly the end of the year. If you're in the middle of a winter storm maybe you're thinking of somewhere warm and exotic. With that in mind, I'm giving away a copy of The Exchange by Inga C Ellzey and I'm asking you to recommend a book set in an exotic location.

Learn more at Puss Reboots: A Book Review a Day. (Contest ends January 29)

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City of Refuge

Blood of the Muse is pounding these gives lately.

This time, it's a copy of City of Refuge, written by Tom Piazza.

check it out via this link.

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Guest Blogger: Margay Leah Justice

From our friends at Yankee Romance Reviewers:

Margay Leah Justice will be Guest Blogging at Yankee Romance Reviewers on Monday December 29th. Stop by and read her article about “The Art of Procrastination“.
Make a comment and one lucky winner will win Margay‘s giveaway!

Use this link.

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This Week at BookViewCafe

Check it out! If you get there before Monday at noon, you can see Episode 4 of The Textile Planet.

Use this link. Don't forget to click on that "New This Week" link on the left!



This week at Thursday's Thoughts...

From our friends at Thursday's Thoughts

The winner gets their pick of a BookCharmer from OR a $10 Gift Certificate to Shutterfly.Com (I know you have those holiday pictures all snapped up and ready to print).

If you've been looking for a way to replace Thursday Thirteen in your life, maybe this will do it?

(and if you haven't heard, T13 shut down, perhaps for good. Susan is sad.)

Use this link.



Charity for Darfur!

Check out this e-mail:

Wondering if you have a way to share with your Book Blog a Holiday campaign going on to raise funds for books for Darfur refugees? The campaign is -- give $1 for each book received as a holiday gift -- and the website is: Bookwish. Would certainly appreciate your helping to spread the word. We're 100% volunteer staffed; 100% of funds raised by this campaign for direct book related aid for Darfur refugees. Thanks so much. Happy Holidays.

Heck, I just posted at my main blog about how easy it is to make a difference. The timing here couldn't be better.

I hope you'll think about chipping in.


Cheryl Anne Gardner's in the giving spirit!

It's not too late to enter Free Book Friday over at The POD People! This month, Cheryl Anne Gardner has Swap and The Organ Grinder and the Monkey by Sam Moffie for a lucky reader. You've got until midnight tonight to get your comment in at The POD People for an entry. Good luck!

Cheryl's really in the giving spirit this holiday season, because she's also giving away her copy of Love and Other Natural Disasters by Holly Shumas to Breeni Books readers! For an entry, just check out Cheryl's review and leave a comment *on the review* by Sunday, January 4th, 2008. I'll draw a winner the following Monday. This one is open to international readers. I will contact the winner via email on Monday for a mailing address, and must receive a response by the following Friday (Jan. 9). Otherwise, a new winner will be drawn. Good luck!

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Love and Other Natural Disasters

Love and Other Natural Disasters. That's another great book title. And it's a book that can be yours, compliments of Tara's View on Books.

Written by Holly Shumas, Love and Other Natural Disasters looks like it's more than just a cool title. Check it out before January 14.

Use this link.

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A trio of gives

Becca at The Inside Cover has a trio of books to give away.

They are:
Audio book of Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

Signed, paperback copy of Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

Pocket paperback of The Last Days of Krypton by Kevin J. Anderson

That's a nice selection, isn't it? Just leave her a comment telling her which you'd like. You have until New Year's Eve, but don't delay.

Use this link.

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Freebie from Eliza Gayle

I love to surf. I think you guys all know that. I find cool things when I surf, and meet cool people.

One of the latest cool things I've found is a freebie from Eliza Gayle, designed to whet your appetite for a new series she's launching in January.

A White Cougar Christmas is a free read that is available at both Linden Bay Romance and All Romance eBooks.

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Public Service Announcement:

If you're doing a list of your top reads of 2008, be sure to send us the permalink to your post! I'll post the list somewhere around the new year and we can compare, contrast, and get ready to bring a great big list to our nearest independent bookstore...

Use the handy-dandy Win a Book e-mail, okay? That's Winabook at Westofmars dot com. Please don't use Susan's personal e-mail; things have a habit of getting buried there.



Brenda Janowitz two-fer

S. Krishna's got the goods, and are they good!

She's been given the chance -- by author Brenda Janowitz herself -- to give away a nice little package featuring Ms. Janowitz's books, Scot on the Rocks and Jack with a Twist.

You'll have to work a little bit for your entries, but these books sound worth it (S. provides a link to her reviews. Use those links, gang!).

You have until January 4, but get busy now while the kids are off school and you need something to distract yourself before you get mad about the crayon on the walls... yes, you'd thought your teenagers knew better...

Use this link!

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Bookshelf Cleaning!

Alyce at At Home with Books is having a bookshelf cleaning event! I guess she's got to make room for all the good stuff that stuffed her stocking, which is what makes any gift-giving holiday special. Books as gifts. Oh, the mere thought makes me purr...

Anyway, Alyce is giving away four books, Dark Pursuit by Brandilyn Collins, Queen of Oblivion by Giles Carwyn & Todd Fahnestock, Where Am I Wearing? by Kelsey Timmerman, Dating da Vinci by Malena Lott.

Tell her which one you want, and do a variety of other things to earn up to five entries.

This is a US-Canada only contest. Sorry, gang. But I hear there will be more of these gives in the future... maybe if you international people ask real nice? (Well, it'll be up to Alyce. Keep me out of it!)

You have until January 11.

Use this link.

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Cruel Summer

Yan at Books by Their Cover says she's starting small, but you'll notice she's got TWO contests happening. Both are US only, though -- that's her idea of small. (Susan's idea of small is only having one contest at a time, so her hat's off to Yan.)

The second book looking for a new home and reader is Cruel Summer, written by Alyson Noel.

You have until January 30, 9PM ET. If you're not sure how Eastern lines up to your time zone, enter sooner rather than later.

Use this link.

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Yan over at Books By Their Cover has a contest happening. It's a US-only contest because she's starting small -- but you gotta start somewhere.

The book is Aurelia, written by Anne Osterlund. And there are lots of ways to enter; read 'em carefully and have fun with 'em.

You have until January 17, and you might need that time for some of the questions Yan is throwing at you.

Use this link.

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Thursday, December 25, 2008



Now THIS is completely different. Blood of the Muse has a copy of Louise Bagshawe's Glamour for you.

Not what I expect from the Muse, but hey. I'll take it.

Use this link if you'd like to take the book itself.

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Wicked Game

Lori's Reading Corner has a copy of Wicked Game, co-written by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush.

This US-only contest is open through January 4.

Use this link.

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When We Were Romans

Blood of the Muse has a copy of When We Were Romans, written by Matthew Kneale.

This sounds a bit different from Muse's regular fare; check it out.

Use this link.

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Rock Bottom

Tara's View on Books has a Susan-style read for you:

The book is called Rock Bottom, and it's been written by Michael Shilling.

(This is where Susan inserts the gratuitous self-promo plug... consider yourself promoed)

Tara didn't much like it 'cause of the language in it. If you're the type to be put off by lots of F-bombs or what have you, you may want to think twice about this.

Use this link to Tara's View on Books.

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Free from Anya Bast!


Go check out Anya Bast's website. She's got two free reads for you: Fury and Tranquility.

Use this link.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Public Service Announcement:

From all of us here at Win a Book, we'd like to take a minute and wish all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and anything else Susan's not worldly enough to know to include here.

We'd like to thank you for including us in your book-filled worlds, and hope that you'll continue sending us your cheery and fun e-mails about what's going on in your literary corner of the Net. May it grow and expand, but always remain fun and never a drag.

And may all your gifts be books...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Free Tess Gerritsen!

For one month only, you can download Tess Gerritsen's The Surgeon. This is the start of her Jane Rizzoli series.

Use this link.




Just in time for the holidays, the very first ever one-and-only book giveaway contest by newcomer to Win A Book, Eleanor's Trousers! This is for an autographed copy of Matrimony, a novel by Joshua Henkin.

Contest is open to anyone in the world. Be sure to stop by Eleanor's Trousers and leave a comment, including the words "Pick me".

Click here for the rest of the contest rules.

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Bones of the Dragon

Pat's Fantasy Hotlist is at it again.

This time, it's for 3 copies of Bones of the Dragon by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

The rules are the same as usual, but use this link to check them out.

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J. Kaye's Book Blog

J. Kaye's Book Blog is giving away the following 3 books to be raffled off this coming Saturday, the 27th.

Crossing the Continent by Robert Goodwin. Use this link.

Miles from Nowhere by Nami Mun. Click here.


Breathe Smart by Aaron Hoopes. Click here.

Giveaways are open to US and Canadian residents. Must be 18 or older. Winners will be announced (not notified by email) on the blog on Saturday, December 27th.

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Monday, December 22, 2008


Elizabeth Scott backlist give

People tell me I'm a fantastic cheerleader for other authors, but I'm nothing compared to YA writer Melissa Walker. She's got author Elizabeth Scott on the brain, complete with a give of something from Ms. Scott's backlist, all to get you excited about Ms. Scott's new release, Living Dead Girl.

(Hey, isn't that title a Rob Zombie song??? I like Ms. Scott already!)

Check it out!

Use this link.

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Without a Backward Glance

My good friend Anna at Diary of an Eccentric has one for us! The book is called Without a Backward Glance -- how's THAT for a good title? -- and was written by Kate Veitch. It's been named a top novel of 2008 by American Library Journal. WOW.

To celebrate, Kate's letting Anna give a copy of this to anyone on the planet. If you need to know more about it -- and you do; that teaser Anna gives isn't nearly enough -- Anna's got a bunch of great links.

You have until January 4. Take a break from wrapping presents and go check it.

Use this link.

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For the Love of St. Nick

With short fiction and Christmas on my mind, I'm announcing my latest give away: For the Love of St. Nick by Garasamo Maccagnone. It is 46 pages long and because of its length, I'm asking you to think about novellas you've enjoyed.

Details for entering the contest are at Puss Reboots: A Book Review a Day. You have until January 23 to enter.

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Matrimony Sightings

Author Josh Henkin is showing us how it's done, all right. This man is EVERYWHERE, including these places this week:

Annigirl 1138
Minds Alive on the Shelves
Sam's Book Blog
A Reader's Respite
Tales from the Reading Room

Yes, all of these cool book bloggers are sites where you can get your hands on your very own signed copy of Matrimony. You know you need to know what all the fuss is about; take advantage! What have you got to lose?? Maybe you'll find a new friend who runs a book blog.

Stranger things HAVE happened.

Use those above links, and read all rules carefully, as always.




Lisa, over at Minds Alive on the Shelves, hasn't had a giveaway lately, so she thought it was time. Author Joshua Henkin agreed, so the two have teamed up to bring you an autographed copy of Henkin's latest novel, Matrimony.

You have until next Sunday, the 28th. Get moving!

Use this link.

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Audio trio from Brad Meltzer

Teddy Rose over at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time has been having a hard time reaching us for some reason. (Has anyone else?)

However, we've connected at last, and you should connect to this lush-looking site, also. That yellow and that butterfly are balms to my cold eyes -- and I don't have nearly the snow that many of you also in the US have.

Teddy Rose has THREE audiobooks from author Brad Meltzer that you can choose from, and great descriptions of each.

Check 'em out. This is a US/Canada only contest, and you have until January 4.

Use this link.

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Jeaniene Frost at Amberkatze's

Yes, you read that title right. Author Jeaniene Frost is at Amberkatze's this week, ramping up for the upcoming release of her new book, At Grave's End.

One thing with Amberkatze: you can always count on a great interview with her guest author. The giveaway at the end is almost incidental.

Check it out via this link.

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UK Book a Day Give

Whoa! Check this out! My Favorite Books is having a UK-only contest, where they are giving away a book every single day between December 20 and January 1.

C'mon. That's sweet. That's enough to make me want to leave West of Mars for the UK.

Check it out via this link.

h/t to Popin for this one!

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Sunday, December 21, 2008


The Reincarnationist

Lenore, of Presenting Lenore fame, was kind enough to drop us an e-mail on Saturday (when we were busy recovering from illnesses and nights out, among other things). It seems she's got quite the doozy of a pre-Christmas contest going on.

MJ Rose is visiting, and we all know MJ Rose doesn't do things small. That's part of her amazing success. Thus, Lenore says (in her own words):

The grand prize winner will get a two book prize pack with a paperback copy of The Reincarnationist and a hardcover copy of MJ Rose’s latest release The Memorist (which I am in the middle of now and enjoying even more). I will also give away one paperback of the Reincarnationist for every 20 people who enter the giveaway (up to 5 copies!)

So who can get in on this? ANYONE.

You see, the grand prize is restricted to the US and Canada residents only.

BUT the paperback copies can wander around the globe. It'd be better if they come directly to you, so be sure to enter -- and to spread the word.

Use this link. Lots of ways to enter, all of them good. You have until 27 December.

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Friday, December 19, 2008


Gayle Callen - Guest Blog

Gayle Callen will be Guest Blogging at Yankee Romance Reviewers on Friday December 19th. Stop by and read her Interview about her new book, “Never Dare A Duke“. Post a comment about Gayle's interview, ask her a question and leave your email addy with your post to have a chance to win a copy of one of Gayle's books.

Cick here.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008


The Vampire's Seduction

A new entry for us, Random Minutiae is giving away an autographed copy of The Vampire's Seduction by Raven Hart. Pop on over and read her review and enter to win!

Use this link.

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Two Book Auctions

Shooting Stars Mag and The Page Flipper are both having book auctions. This is a great deal as the proceeds go to First Book! Use the links below to find out more.

Us Ones in Between by Blair Mastbaum. Click here.

Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel. Click here.

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Teresa D'Amario - Guest Blog

Teresa D’Amario will be Guest Blogging at Yankee Romance Reviewers on Thursday December 18th. Stop by and read her article about, “But You Look So Normal“. Tell Teresa what you thought of SheWolf or Tigress by the Tail, and what it is you like so much about paranormal romance. One lucky winner will win a ecopy of SheWolf, the 2nd place finisher in the 2008 PRISM awards for best first book!

Click here.

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This One Is Mine

Booking Mama has a review and giveaway of This One Is Mine by Maria Semple. Sorry, contest is only open to US and Canada, no PO Boxes please!

Use this link.

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Confessions of a Literary Persuasion

Two giveaways from Confessions of a Literary Persuasion.

1. Resurrecting Randi by David P. Shephard. She enjoyed this book so much that she has two hardcover copies to pass along to readers. 1 is autographed by the author, 1 is not. Both have been registered at Bookcrossing.

Click here.

2. She's also hosting a giveaway for two copies of Signature by Ron Sanders. She has paperback copies to pass along to readers. Both are autographed by the author. Both have been registered at Bookcrossing.

Click here for all the info.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Written on the Knee

At Puss Rebbots: A Book Review a Day, I'm talking about diaries and I'm giving away a copy of Written on the Knee translated by Helen Electrie Lindsay. It's the diary of Dr. Theodore Electris written during his time on the front line in WWII.

Details are here. Contest ends January 18th.

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Guest Blogger: Michelle Moran

Author Michelle Moran is dropping by to visit Anna over at Diary of an Eccentric. Not only does she have a guest blog full of neat stuff to share, Anna's also got links to a Q&A with Michelle, as well as a link to an excerpt. See for yourself what the buzz is about.

And no visit is complete without a free paperback copy of Nefertiti, Ms. Moran's debut novel. Check it out before December 21.

Use this link.

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Today at Yankee Romance Reviewers...

From our friends at Yankee Romance Reviewers:

Anna Campbell will be Guest Blogging at Yankee Romance Reviewers on Wednesday December 17th. Stop by and read her article about, “Lip-Smacking Good“.
Leave an answer to her question in the comment section and your email address and you'll be entered in a to win a signed copy of Anna’s next release, “TEMPT THE DEVIL“, after its release on 30th December. Hope to see you there.

Use this link!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Crystal and Lady Vampire's Contest

I got an e-mail from Crystal, alerting me to a cool joint contest she's running with the Lady Vampire. They are offering the following:

Lady V’s Goodies:
PRINT-"I'm Dreaming of some White Chocolate" by Rhea
PRINT-"The Knight Before Christmas" by Jackie Ivie
PRINT-"If Only in My Dreams" by Wendy Markham

Crystal’s Goodies: PDFs
Bad Boy Cowboy by Carol Lynne
Fantasy Man by Summer Jordan
Hunting Diablo by Ellie Tremayne
Secret Santa by Jamie Hill
Vows of a Vampire by Ann Cory

So. Some print, some .pdfs in there. Crystal says she's bought them specifically for this contest, so there are no sharing issues (you know you're not supposed to share e-books, right? That it's considered piracy and makes Susan jump up and down and yelp, "Napster Bad" like some Camp Chaos cartoon, right?)

You have until 21 December. Don't delay!

Four ways to enter. Check 'em out via this link.

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Sale at Graywolf Press!

Graywolf Press is offering a 25% discount AND free shipping through Thursday the 18th if you order from their site and enter holiday25 in the customer notes section.

Use this link.

(this information was shamelessly stolen from Janet Reid's blog. I like to support independent publishers. Hell, I like to support writers of all varieties. Okay, maybe not the bad ones, but what's good and bad in a book is subjective.)

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New Happenings at the BookViewCafe!

Our friends at the Book View Cafe have been keeping me updated with some of the fun things going on over there. Remember, everything they post is free (although that may change in the future), so if you've got a few minutes, instead of watching Twitter, why not check out a new author?

Chapter 5 from Brenda Clough's Revise the World: Use this link.

BookViewCafe is participating in the Help Vera campaign at live journal to help Vera Nazarian save her house with the following auction items:

Madeleine Robins will bake a double batch of Elevator Lady Spice Cookies (ginger and molasses) and send them to you.

You can bid on Madeleine Robins' Point of Honor, the first Sarah Tolerance book, inscribed.
Amy Sterling will do an illustration, book cover, web site banner or digital illustration for anyone who wants it - for their work, for promotion via the internet, or for publishing purposes.
Vonda N. McIntyre offers an inscribed copy of the Nebula-winning novel The Moon and the Sun.

Sue Lange offers a pound of garlic.

If you need the link for the auction, here it is!

Lots going on, as you can see. Check it out.

Use this link.

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Gardens of the Moon

Calling all collectors! Pat's Fantasy Hotlist has a copy of the Limited Edition version of Gardens of the Moon, written by Steven Erikson. This is book one in a series, always a great way to get involved. And the dude on the cover has hair like my Mitchell.

Slam dunk. It's a winner. And that's before I've read a word. (Okay, I'm biased)

Use this link.

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This Week at Stone Soup...

Hey, congratulations to my friend JM, who won Katrina's Mystery Giveaway last week. (I have the book she won on Mt. TBR; JM, if you want to read it together, holler. That'd be fun.)

To continue the fun, this week, Katrina took a picture of her bookcase. You are supposed to take a look at it (yes, there's a way to make it legible) and tell Katrina what book you'd like. She'll draw until she gets two requests for the same book.

This means it's entirely possible that she'll give away the entire bookcase's contents.

Have fun!

Use this link.



At Grave's End

Over at Bitten by Books, they are having a Jeaniene Frost extravaganza. You can win one of FIFTEEN ARC copies of Ms. Frost's upcoming novel, At Grave's End.

However, this is a US/Canada only contest, as the books will be shipped from the publisher.

There are lots of ways to enter. Be sure to read the contest rules carefully.

Use this link and have fun!

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Tomato Girl

Dar at Peeking Between the Pages is ready to share a gently-read (and signed) copy of Tomato Girl, written by Jayne Pupek. It's the hardcover Dar herself read (she swears she reads like me: so gently you don't realize someone was there first. When someone makes that claim, you should believe them. It's our way of helping a book live longer and spread more joy.)

This is an international contest! You have until Dar draws the winner on Christmas Eve. So while you won't get the book in time for Christmas, books make excellent presents ANY time of the year.

Use this link.

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Rush of Wings

From our friend Patricia, of Patricia's Vampire Notes:

On Tuesday December 16 guest blogger Adrian Phoenix, author of Rush of Wings (Pocket, 2008) and the sequel In the Blood (Pocket, December 30, 2009), treats us to part 2 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 December 16 until 11:59PM December 17.

Use this link!

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Breathe Smart

J. Kaye is at it again, of course. One of the most generous of book bloggers out there, she's now wanting to tell the world she's got a copy of Aaron Hoopes' Breathe Smart.

She's also got a nice review of this nice little book -- after playing with my Wii Fit last night, I've got yoga breathing on my mind. The timing here is good. For me.

US and Canada people... you can make the timing good for you, too.

Use this link.

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Monday, December 15, 2008


Bigtime Trio Giveaway!

Jennifer Estep has goodies for you... and as someone who owns everything she's giving away, can I mention how good these goodies are?

She's got:

A copy of Karma Girl and a t-shirt
A copy of Hot Mama and a t-shirt
A copy of Jinx (but no corresponding t-shirt).

Three books. Two t-shirts.

And all you have to do is tell her what the worst present you've ever received was. She comes clean with one of her own; see if you can top her.

Use this link and have some fun.



Quantum Wellness

We have a new friend! Beth from Beth's Book Review Blog is running her first contest, and she came to us to help get the word out.

Be sure to be nice when you stop over.

She's got a copy of Quantum Wellness, written by Kathy Freston. This spiritual guide to health and happiness is destined for the US only, and there are multiple ways to gain entries.

Use this link before January 14.

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A new week and lots of new Matrimony holiday giveaways--11 in total, all of them starting today (Monday) except the Tome Traveller's Weblog, which starts Tuesday.

Here they are, listed below:

The Bluestocking Society
Diary of An Eccentric
Stephanie's Confessions of a Bookaholic
S.Krishna's Books
Confessions of a Real Librarian
Red Lady's Reading Room
Bookgirl's Nightstand
Reading, Writing and Retirement
Savvy Verse & Wit
Jen's Book Thoughts
The Tome Traveller's Weblog
Have fun with all of this!



Holidays are Hell

Shaunie's Happy Place is giving away a used, Bookcrossing labeled copy of Holidays are Hell by Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Marjorie M. Liu and Vicki Pettersson.

Requirement is to comment on the post telling her what your favorite holiday movie
is, or something else you enjoy about the holidays (any holiday).

She will choose a winner on Dec. 24th!

Click here to enter.

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Handmade Bookmarks

Sheri at Bookopolis is having a giveaway for a choice of 1 of 3 beautiful handmade bookmarks. I've checked them out and they are really pretty!

Deadline is December 21st at 11:59 PM
Open to U.S. and Canadian residents

Use this link.


Sunday, December 14, 2008


Face of a Killer

Lori's Reading Corner is offering up a copy of Face of a Killer, written by Robin Burcell, for US residents.

You have until December 24, also known as Christmas Eve. Be sure to check your mail on Christmas Day to see if you got an extra present...

Use this link.

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Divine Justice

Ruthie over at Books Books and More Books is in a giving mood (or so she claims. I think she's going to keep ALL THREE copies of David Baldacci's Divine Justice for herself. For no reason other than .. uhh...)

You're not buying that, right? Ruthie wants to share those three audio books with anyone in the US or Canada who isn't hobbled to a PO Box (like I am).

Check it out at her blog between now and December 31, also known as New Year's Eve.

Use this link.

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Mommy I'm Still Here: Raising Children with Bipolar Disorder

I'm not sure from this title if it's the parent or the child who has bipolar, but my friend Candie knows. She's giving this book to one US person, and there's a link to her review.

Once again, the book is titled Mommy I'm Still Here: Raising Children with Bipolar Disorder. It was written by Kate McLaughlin, and Candie's got a link to her review.

You have until December 31. Get busy!

Use this link.

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Wait Til Your Vampire Comes Home

Wendy's Minding Spot is minding a book from Michele Bardsley. She's only minding it until January 1, when she'll announce who has won it from her. Why not throw your name in the hat and hope Wait Til Your Vampire Comes Home is the book that'll soon be coming to YOUR home?

Uhh... US and Canada only.

Use this link.

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This Week At Amberkatze's...

From Amberkatze...

My guest this week on Amberkatze's Book Blog is young adult author Amber Dawn Bell. I read her debut release last week and am really happy to have her here this week to tell you more about her series and herself.

Keep reading to the end for the contest! You could win a copy of her debut book or even a nice prize package!

Use this link.

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Free eBooks from Random House!

There isn't a lot of time left on this offer, so move fast. Random House has teamed up with Books on Board to offer NINE of their big titles for FREE in e-book format. Including Laurie Notaro and one of my favorites, David Liss!

There are nine books pictured for free, but if you want something else by those authors, if you use the promo code provided, you'll get 25% off of those titles, too.

You only have until 11:59 on December 15, so get moving! Load up those e-readers (or, like me, your hard drives)!

Use this link.



Free eBook from Lex Valentine

Lex Valentine is one of the most awesome women out there. Her writing career has exploded of late, and I'm pleased to be able to bring you a FREE e-book of hers.

It's available through Pink Petal Press, and did I say it's free?

It's also for those over 18, as Lex likes to spell things out. Quite vividly. And quite well, too. With a title like Christmas Hookup, are you surprised?

Use this link.

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More Amazing Audiobooks

Kalea_Kane over at Enroute to Life has three audiobooks to share with the world -- or with friends in the US and Canada, provided they don't have PO Boxes.

Up to three people can win each book, making for nine winners. You've got to like that!

The books are:

Call me Ted, by Ted Turner
Divine Justice, by David Baldacci
Cross Country, by James Patterson

Those are some powerhouse names!

Visit Enroute to Life for more information. You have until 24 December to enter, but why wait?

Use this link.

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Auction! Move fast!

Man, I wasn't here most of the weekend, so I almost missed out on this one.

Shooting Stars Mag is auctioning off a copy of Catcher in the Rye, the JD Salinger classic, that's been marked up by soap star Sean Kanan.

Proceeds will benefit First Book, which is a darn good charity.

You only have a few hours left, so get bidding!

Use this link.


Friday, December 12, 2008


The Blogger Template Book

Hey, all you brave souls sill on Blogger (my personal site has moved amid much drama and yes, this one will migrate someday, too. It's too early to worry about that, though). J. Kaye has located a free e-book all about choosing a great template for your Blogger blog.

Check it out via this link. If you like what you read, you can click through to the actual book, itself.



A Novel Menagerie/Thursday's Thoughts

For your choice of any book from or a BookCharmer from, go to Thursday's Thoughts and post "What is your most favorite holiday memory?" Must be a Christmas/Hannakuh/Kwanza type of holiday - no Easter/Halloween, etc.


Click here to enter.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008


Perfect on Paper

Contest and interview with Maria Murnane over at Pudgy Penguin's Perusals.

One copy of Perfect on Paper entries accepted until 8 P.M Dec 20th

Head on over, click here.

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The Inheritance of Exile

Diary Of An Eccentric is giving away a signed copy of The Inheritance of Exile: Stories from South Philly by Susan Muaddi Darraj. It's open to international entrants and ends 12/17.

To enter, click here.

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Shades of Gray

Literarily has a new giveaway. This time it's for Shades of Gray: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia by Jessica James. You have until 11:59 p.m. CST Friday, December 19, 2008 to enter.

For all the details, use this link.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Outliers audio

Dawn is entirely too fond of books. She is. That's good news for us bibliophiles, though, because now she's got three copies of Outliers -- in audio form. Written by Malcolm Gladwell, this book has been making the rounds. And if you've needed something to listen to during your morning commute (because, let's face it, morning radio is aimed at people who use fewer brain cells than us readers do), check out Dawn's give.

Be sure to read Dawn's post; it's really interesting.

The CDs (seven of them! Read by the author) will come from the publisher, so US/Canada only and no PO Boxes, please.

Use this link before December 19.

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A Two-Fer

Two contests, one post!

At A Novel Menagerie, they are having two giveaways at once.
1. Jane Porter's Books: Win all 4 of her books.
Contest is at the end of the Flirting with Forty Book Review Post.
Deadline: 12.10.08 5pm PST.
Use this link.

2. Thursday's Thoughts: Win a BookCharmer from
Topic: Are you a dog lover, a cat person. Or both?
Deadline: 12.11.08 midnight PST.
Click here.

Or click here for both.

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Your Best Life Begins Each Morning

Thanks to Enroute to Life, you can win a copy of this inspirational book by Joel Osteen. The contest runs until December 23. Open to US and Canada, but no PO Boxes.

Use this link.

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Tsunami by Gordon Gumpertz

Living in California, earthquakes and tsunamis are two natural disasters we have be prepared for. As recently as November 2006, Crescent City was hit with a tsunami. According to L. Frank Baum, if you're in California, the best way to get to Oz is via earthquake. I've been through a number of quakes but so far I haven't ended up there!

With natural disasters in mind, I'm offering Gordon Gumpertz's novel Tsunami for a giveaway. To enter you need to think of your favorite natural disaster book. Remember, you must recommend a book to get an entry.

To enter, please see the post at Puss Reboots, a Book Review a Day.

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Green Beauty Guide

Serena at Savvy Verse and Wit has a neato give going on. The Green Beauty Guide, by Julie Gabriel, is all about natural beauty. Not sure what that means? Check out Serena's post, because she's let Ms. Gabriel talk a bit about it. This is quite the interesting story, too. Be sure to check it out.

To enter the contest, you'll need to tell Serena what you're doing to be green and/or reduce your carbon footprint. And no, nagging Susan's husband to look into solar panels doesn't count.

Use this link by December 16.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008


This Week at Stone Soup...

Katrina this week has a surprise for you! Go on and enter and tell her a bit about what you like and she'll try to match you up with something fantastic.


Use this link. See for yourself.



Free Book Downloads

Anysia over at BookLorn has links to a couple of free book downloads, for those of you who've made the conversion to e-reading. (or those like me who are stockpiling for we get our Sony e-Reader. Hi, honey!)

Check 'em out...

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Simon R. Green set

Fantasy Book Critic has a cool set for you. I'll let him explain it:

January 6, 2009 marks the release of both Simon R. Green’s “Just Another Judgement Day”—the ninth volume in the popular Nightside series—and the “Mean Streets” anthology featuring new stories by Jim Butcher, Simon R. Green, Kat Richardson and Thomas E. Sniegoski. In promotion of these two titles, Roc/Ace Books has agreed to give away THREE SETS of both “Mean Streets” and “Just Another Judgement Day”!!! U.S. Residents Only. Giveaway ends Tuesday, January 6, 2009 – 11:59AM PST.

As always, be sure to observe and follow the rules...

Use this link.

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Shadows Return

Blood of the Muse has a signed copy of Shadows Return, written by Lynn Flewelling. This looks like it's not the first in a series, for those of you who hate to drop into the middle.

You have until the end of the calendar year. Use this link.

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The Graveyard Book

Pat's Fantasy Hotlist has a copy of Neil Gaiman's limited edition release, The Graveyard Book. This book retails for $250, so if you're a serious Neil Gaiman lover, you might want to check out how to get your hands on this copy.

Use this link.

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15 Naughty Nights of Christmas

Bitten By Books is hosting one heck of a big contest. Check it out -- and check out that warning about e-books. It's a rule we should all follow, all the time.

Use this link. This main link seems to be updated with links to the daily contests. Have fun!



Snow Valley Heroes

Lisa at Books Ahoy rocks. She's got great timing, and also has two copies of Snow Valley Heroes: A Christmas Tale to share with you guys.

This book sounds cute, and the authors have created a charity to promote literacy/therapy dogs. Once you see it (and to enter the contest, you need to), you'll get it. Talk about logic at work...

Anyway, this contest is open to a unique slice of the world: The US and Canada, like usual, but ALSO to friends in the UK and Ireland. Pretty cool.

You have until December 16, but don't delay.

Use this link.

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Susanne Saville, Guest Blogger

Susanne Saville will be Guest Blogging at Yankee Romance Reviewers today, Tuesday December 9th.

Stop by and read her article about, “The Secret Hunter“. Leave a comment and your email address and you'll be entered in a drawing for a free .PDF copy of "The Secret Hunter".

Use this link.

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Monday, December 8, 2008


Write for a Reader Audiobook Giveaways

Write for a Reader has just found out that they are going to be receiving 2 audiobooks for review. Hatchette Books is sending them copies of 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life and Outliers. They are also going to send 2 of their readers one of those titles. Which one would you choose?

Contest will run through next Sunday, Dec. 14.

For more information, and to enter, use this link.



Interview with Annette Blair

This month at Books Books and More Books is an Author Interview and Giveaway.

They've interviewed Annette Blair, author of Sex and the Psychic Witch and Gone with the Witch!

Plus, on Friday, December 12th at 11:59pm Eastern time they'll be giving away a copy of either Sex and the Psychic Witch or Gone with the Witch to one lucky commenter!

To get in on this, click here.

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Guest Blogger: Susan Helene Gottfried

Yep, boys and girls... your faithful hostess here is starting to make some rounds, herself.

Come on over to Erotic Muses today and meet the indomitable Trevor Wolff.

(for those of you who I've spoken to already, or who want to be spoken to, I'm still working out the finances of getting reviewer copies for you all. Unfortunately, I don't get any freebies or ARCs to share!)

(and for those of you worried about the name of the blog, don't be. The Erotic Muses are some very good erotic writers, but I'm not one of them, and my post reflects that. Stop in and say hi!)

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Tons of giveaways of this book.

Thanks to the author, Joshua Henkin for this listing.

Click on each of the following to enter their contests.

Julie's Jewels
At Home With Books
Bermuda Onion
Thoughts of July
Peeking Between the Pages
5 Minutes for Books
Pink Ink
Fizzy Thoughts



Guest Blogger Kerrelyn Sparks

Kerrelyn Sparks will be Guest Blogging at Yankee Romance Reviewers on
Monday December 8th. Stop by and read her article, “The Bloody Truth behind The Love at Stakes Series.

Leave a comment and your email address and you'll be entered in a drawing for a free copy of "The Undead Next Door".

Use this link.

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The Green Beauty Guide Book Tour

Redlady's Reading Room is hosting their first TLC Book Tour and are thrilled to be hosting Julie Gabriel, author of The Green Beauty Guide.

For a review of the book, information on the author and details on the giveaway, click here.

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Original Watercolor Giveaway

Now here's something a little bit different. She Is Too Fond Of Books is giving away an original watercolor created for When Wanderers Cease to Roam through the generosity of Vivian Swift, the author/illustrator.

Last week, they did a review of this book. This week they are giving away one of the original watercolors from the book.

To get in on this great and unique giveaway (and to view the artwork), click here.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008


Anya Bast on Sale

Well, no. You canNOT buy the author herself. Perish the thought!

What you CAN, MAY, and SHOULD buy are copies of her books! Ellora's Cave has put them on sale for a limited time. Here's what you can get (and how much they cost):

Ellora’s Cavemen: Dreams of the Oasis IV — $3.00
Blood of an Angel — $3.50
Blood of the Damned — $3.50
Summer and Autumn — $4.50
Charmed Wishes — $4.50
A Change of Seasons — $3.00

Shamelessly stolen from Anya's website:
Please note that all my Ellora’s Cave titles are very hot. They’re erotic romance. So if you’re coming to my site as a result of reading my Elemental Witches series, please understand that my EC novels are HOTTER.

(btw, this for her paperback books, it seems.)

Use this link.

(and don't forget to report your purchases here!)

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This Week At Amberkatze's...

The wonderful Shirley Damsgaard is visiting! She's giving away a copy of her soon-to-be-released new novel, The Witch's Grave -- but there are some hoops you have to jump through. Fun ones, so don't roll your eyes or not click over.

Be sure you read what Ms. Damsgaard has to say about how many more books are in this series... she's being brutally honest here, guys. If you like her books (or the books of any other author), think about what she's got to say.

Use this link.

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Blood Bargain

Over at Amberkatze's (a blog I don't spend NEARLY enough time visiting, so please take up my slack!), a monthly giveaway has been launched. A copy of Blood Bargain, written by Maria Lima, is up for grabs. It's even Amber's own copy, which makes it extra special.

All you have to do is sign up for her newsletter. That's it. Easy.

Use this link.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008


Hal Spacejock

Another new blog entry this evening! eBooks Just Published is giving away signed copies of the entire 4-book series (print edition) of Hal Spacejock.

The competition is open to anyone, anywhere in the world, as long as you have an address they can ship the books to.

Entries close 5pm on 21st December (Australian Daylight Saving time). The winner will be announced on the 23rd December.

Use this link to enter and read up on the contest.

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The Tome Traveller Audiobook Giveaways

The Tome Traveller just posted a new Audiobook giveaway. They will be giving away three copies of A Long Stone's Throw by Alfie McCourt (read by the author) and three copies of The Camel Club Audio Box Set by David Baldacci.

Enter until 11:59 pm eastern on Dec. 14. It's sponsored by Hachette, so the usual US/Canada rules apply.

Click here for all the details.

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Dark Pursuit

We have a new blogger joining us! As she said, "I am dipping my feet into the waters so to speak with my very first giveaway and hope to do more in the future." Sounds promising.

At My Two Blessings, they will be giving away an ARC of Dark Pursuit by Brandilyn Collins.

For the review and contest, click here.

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Flirting With Forty

No, you're not seeing double. This book is really hot right now.

Because of the great people at Hachette Books, Enroute to Life will be giving away three copies of Flirting with Forty by Jane Porter. And a special grand prize possibility for the extra mile entries which contains a four pack of Jane's books: Mrs. Perfect, Odd Mom Out, Flirting with Forty and The Frog Prince. Again all of these are courtesy of Hachette Book Group.

Use this link.

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Flirting With Forty

Here it is. . .another Hatchette Book group giveaway at Books Ahoy.

Three copies of Flirting With Forty by Jane Porter. Contest ends 12/18/2008.

Click here for the contest.

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Friday, December 5, 2008


Brother by James Fredericks

My latest contest is posted at Puss Reboots: A Book Review a Day. You can win a copy of Brother by James Fredericks.

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Hachette Holiday Giveaway

Boorklorn is having a Hachette Holiday giveaway! Winners choose from 3 themed packages of books: Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa. There is a drawing for two packs on Dec. 8 and another one on the 15th. The one on the fifteenth goes to the person who shares the holiday memory/tradition that most appeals to Booklorn.

Click here.


Thursday, December 4, 2008


Flirting with Forty

Some more Flirting with Forty to be given away. This time, it's from At Home With Books. They are giving away 4 copies of Flirting With Forty by Jane Porter, and a grandprize that includes one copy each of Jane Porter’s Flirting With Forty, The Frog Prince, Odd Mom Out and Mrs. Perfect.

The deadline to enter is December 18th. Sorry, but this is open only to the US and Canada, no PO Boxes.

Use this link.

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Simon the Coldheart

In my neverending quest to eliminate all hobbies from my life and bring you books instead, I found a new-to-me site called Passages to the Past. Its author has fallen in love with landmark author Georgette Heyer, and so is giving away a copy of Simon the Coldheart.

This is an international contest! (I'm sure they'll be thrilled with me for upping their chances of sending this book overseas, but, dude, it's Georgette Heyer! If you like romance and you haven't read Heyer, shame on you!)

Use this link.



Two Reasons, two books

Popin has emerged from her lair. It was her 200th post that brought her out -- 200 posts is quite a feat, as most of you know.

AND with Eid set to begin soon (Hey, Popin, what's the date of its start?), it seemed like a good time to celebrate.

You can win a copy of either The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd or The Rest Falls Away, by Colleen Gleason.

I've read both books. You can't go wrong. However, I'm a total Colleen Gleason fan, so if I can influence you one way or the other... (and don't worry. I have two autographed copies of the Gleason book in question here!)

This is an international contest, although Popin's going to use the cheapest shipping available. Cheap shipping = more books to give away.

Use this link before December 19.

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Flirting with Forty

Luanne at A Bookworm's World is one busy camper. I posted a give for her yesterday, and here's one for her today!

Today it's a copy of Flirting with Forty. (Man, whatever happened to "I hope I die before I get old?") Jane Porter wrote this take on a scary age.

Luanne has one of three copies to be sent directly from the publisher (so... US/Canada only and no PO Boxes). There are a few ways to enter, so check 'em out. Is this the first time the Follower option has been invoked? Pretty slick thinking...

Use this link before December 18.

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Cross Country

You can win an audio copy of James Patterson's Cross Country at A Blog of Books, but no mention what format it is. Open to US and Canadian residents. Leave a comment at A Blog of Books before December 15th for your entry.



Melissa Walker is giving away a copy of Matthew Roth's Losers.

And your entry supports the book industry! Just leave a comment at Melissa Walker's blog, letting her know about a book you are buying someone for the holidays. Winner to be drawn next Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Gift Card up for Grabs!

I don't usually post things that aren't strictly literary, but this contest at least gives you the option to choose a gift card to Barnes and Noble.

You have to answer two questions to be entered into the random drawing. But be fast -- you only have until December 8 to do it!

Use this link.



I Like You

There's nothing like waking up to face a crisis that began the night before to find e-mail in your box from a book blogger you particularly like that says, "I like you!"

Okay, so it's a book title and she's buttering me up so I'll post about her contest, but still. It's good to hear.

Luanne at a Bookworm's World has 3 copies of Amy Sedaris' new book, I Like You, to share with friends in the US and Canada, but who don't have a PO Box like I do. Let me know how the book is when you read it, okay?

You have until December 16. Use this link.

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Pemberley by the Sea

Pemberley By the Sea. It's such a proper title, isn't it?

Serena at Savvy Verse and Wit has a great Q&A with Pemberley author Abigail Reynolds (also a proper name, huh?) -- and a contest for a copy of the book (US and Canada only, PO Boxes are welcome!) at the end. The interview is worth reading, and Serena's nice enough, as always, to provide us with a link to her review of the book. Gotta love Serena.

At least until you see how evil she is in her contest rules... check 'em out. No, you don't have to eat disgusting food or anything. Just mind where you comment, that's all...

Use this link before December 10.

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Get Positively Beautiful

Now, Booking Mama knows a thing or two about being positively beautiful. When it comes to books, well, heck. All you guys are positively beautiful.

And Booking Mama's got a gift to share. It's a copy of Get Positively Beautiful, written by Carmindy from TLC's What Not to Wear (that's a TV show, if any of you don't get the TLC channel, and yes, calling it a channel is redundant. Sorry.).

There are actually up to five copies to share with you guys -- one for every fifteen entries. Even though this is a US/Canada only/no PO Box contest, surely we can get enough entries to have all five go to good homes, especially once you read the review. How can you NOT like a book that is based on the premise of looking good starts with feeling good?

You have until December 16. Use this link.

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200 Post Party!

Michele, who has 200 posts on her blog and STILL only one L in her name, is having a party to celebrate her 200th post.

You can win:

A $10 gift card to Borders.
A copy of Blackbird, Farewell, written by Robert Greer
A copy of The Brass Verdict, written by Michael Connolly
A copy of Beat the Reaper, written by Josh Bazell

AND if there are over 100 entries, Michele will throw in a second gift card. How can you not join in????

This is an international contest, and there ARE rules you must follow. MUST follow.

You have until Dec. 8 to be good and follow the rules. But for prizes like these, even I would.

Use this link.

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Today at Yankee Romance Reviewers...

From our good friends at Yankee Romance Reviewers:

Kim Lenox will be Guest Blogging at Yankee Romance Reviewers on
Wednesday December 3rd. Stop by and read her article about Christmas Gifts.
Leave a comment and your email address and you'll be entered in a
drawing for a free copy of "Night Falls Darkly" and a pretty journel too.
Hope to see you there.

Use this link!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008


The Hour I First Believed

Book Club Girl has alerted me to something I hadn't known yet: Author Wally Lamb has a new novel out! It's called The Hour I First Believed, and Book Club Girl has FIVE AUTOGRAPHED copies to share with you.

She'd like you to post about the books you have bought or are going to buy at her place. (But don't forget to post them here, too!)

I got short notice on this, but that's okay. You have the rest of today (Tuesday) at Midnight EST. You can do it.

Use this link.

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The Pre-Nup

Did any of you entertain the idea of a pre-nup? I did for about half a second.

S. Krishna has an ARC copy of The Pre-Nup, written by Beth Kendrick. But to enter yourself in a drawing for it, she'd like you to share some thoughts about pre-nups. Nothing in too much detail. Her idea is to get you thinking. In my book, thinking is a good thing.

This is a US/Canada only contest. You have until December 11.

Use this link.

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Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual

I posted about this yesterday, and I'm glad to see more copies becoming available. It's the Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual, written by the makeup guru herself. If you want to look great, this is the book for you. (Not that you don't look great already, but my grandmother was right when she'd tell me I'd look finished with a touch of lipstick.)

Booking Mama's got the goods. Not the makeup; that's on you. She's got the books to guide you through the conflicting information that we often get when it comes to makeup.

There are up to five copies; one for each fifteen comments/entries. What are you waiting for? Make my grandmother proud!

Use this link before December 15 (US/Canada only, and no PO Boxes, please!).

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Got Bookmarks?

What do YOU use for a bookmark? Do you use promotional bookmarks from authors? Do you use whatever's handy? (We all know you do NOT dog-ear a book. Right???)

Or do you like nice bookmarks, the kind that encourage conversation from the book lover beside you?

If you're in that latter category, our new friends at Thursday's Thoughts, have a bookmark for you. But it's not ANY bookmark. Oh, no. It's a BookCharmer. And yes, there are links so you can see what the fuss is about.

This contest is tied in with a weekly meme. Check it out; it can be a lot of fun to join in with. (I know, I know. There's already Thursday Thirteen and Booking Through Thursday on that particular day. Who said there wasn't room for one more? You can do a whole week's worth of posts over 24 hours! Better yet, pick and choose. Why be predictable?)

Here's the link.



The Tenth Case

Among the other goodies J. Kaye is raffling off, she's got a copy of The Tenth Case, a novel by Joseph Teller.

Have you been to J. Kaye's lately to see what she's up to?

Use this link to visit her post about The Tenth Case. Feel free to surf around from there. She's got great content.

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I posted a bunch of links to Joshua Henkin's Matrimony yesterday, and what should pop up today?

A long-time reader turned blogger, Janel, who's hosting her first give. Guess what the book is... Matrimony.

This is an international contest, and you have until December 12 to enter. Janel also has a few ways to enter, so be sure to check them out.

Use this link and say hello to Janel! Welcome her to the ranks of the generous book lovers!

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This Week at Stone Soup...

Katrina's doing another Your Choice Week over at Stone Soup. Any readily available book for under $25, not including shipping.

Oh, I can think of a bunch of candidates. Can you?

Tell Katrina about them.

Use this link.



The American Journey of Barack Obama

Woo hoo! If you haven't gotten your hands on this one yet, here's another chance. The American Journey of Barack Obama is quickly becoming an important read. We Americans were all so involved in this year's presidential race; there's no reason to stop or pull back on our involvement now. Read. Learn. Make informed decisions about the leaders of our world.

Redlady at Redlady's Reading Room has this copy of The American Journey...

Go fast. You only have until the 6th of December to enter. And since the book will come from the publisher, it's restricted to the US and Canada only, and no PO Boxes.

Use this link.

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Today at Yankee Romance Reviewers

From our good friends at the Yankee Romance Reviewers:

Sherry Thomas will be Guest Blogging at Yankee Romance Reviewers on
Tuesday December 2nd. Stop by and read her Interview regarding her new book “Delicious“.
Leave a comment and your email address and you'll be entered in a
drawing for a free copy of “Delicious“.
Hope to see you there.

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Interview with Lina Gardiner

Stop by Patricia's Vampire Notes on Dec 2nd or 3rd to read an interview with Lina Gardiner author of Grave Illusions and Beyond the Grave. Post a comment or ask a question. One lucky commenter will win a copy of each title.

Use this link to view the interview and enter.

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Monday, December 1, 2008


Public Service Announcement:

Susan here. I'm sad.

I've known Dewey since around the time she started blogging. I don't remember how we met or what brought us together, but what a great woman. It was almost sad to see her blog grow in popularity because she had less time to hang around the Meet and Greet with me. I liked having her there. She had a level-headedness that I wished for. And her knowledge of books...

Like you guys, I'm in mourning (although my shock's not quite so bad; I'd known she had health issues, although never what they were nor quite how bad). We've lost a good person, a true champion of the written word.

May we all do our best to continue the great literary deeds she taught us about. And may we even surpass them. And the community she brought together. Oh, what a tragedy to lose that. We can't let that happen. We just can't.

Rest easy, Dewey. I know you're watching us. I hope you approve.


Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual

Ahh, so this explains why I saw Bobbi Brown on the Today Show while at The Club this morning. She has a book out!

If you don't know who Bobbi Brown is, you don't know makeup. We're talking one of THE experts here, folks. Not to mention one of the top-of-the-line makeup companies.

BermudaOnion's been given the green light to give three copies of this awesome book away. It's a publisher-sponsored give, so that means US and Canada only, and no PO Boxes.

You have until December 10 to enter, but why wait? Beauty is only skin deep, remember. It's what's inside that counts.

But having it outside sure makes me feel good.

Use this link.

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Sheri at the blog Bookopolis is having a giveaway of a signed copy of Matrimony by Joshua Henkin!
The Deadline: Giveaway ends December 10th at 11:59 pm

Open to: WORLDWIDE - Those who want to enter simply need to leave Sheri a comment telling her why they want to read the book.

The Link: click here.

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Lost and Found

Lori at Lori's Book Den has five (5) copies of Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst to give away!!

To enter just leave a comment there telling her what you like best about Thanksgiving. Contest will run through December 4, 2008, at 11:59 pm central time and winners will be drawn at random. You must have either a US or Canada mailing address, no P.O. Boxes (they ship UPS).

Click here to enter.

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The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

Thanks to Peeking Between the Pages, there are 3 copies of The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker available for a giveaway. They're really excited about this one because this is one of their favorite books of the year and they got to read it with one of their best friends. You can read their review of it here. It's a great debut novel by this author and well worth reading. It's being released January 8, 2009.

Drawing will be on December 8, 2008 and Hachette will send you your book. This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only, no PO boxes please.

Use this link to enter.

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Dirt: An American Campaign

I have a new contest posted at Puss Reboots: A Book Review a Day. The book is Dirt: An American Campaign by Mark LaFlamme. Good luck.

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The Magician's Book

A new lurker has popped up! Oh, I love it when you guys stop in and say hello.

Stacey at Book:Thirty has been lurking and now has up to three copies of The Magician's Book, written by Laura Miller, to share. From Stacey's short blurb, it sounds interesting. Check it out.

This is a US/Canada only contest, with no PO Boxes allowed. Frustrating but generous, huh?

You have until December 7. For every five comments, Stacey gets to add another copy. You guys know the drill...

Use this link.

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Off the Menu

Anna truly IS eccentric.

Yep, I'm talking about our bud, Anna from Diary of an Eccentric, who just now e-mailed me and said, "I can't believe I forgot to e-mail you about this contest!"

Me, either, Anna. I also can't believe I didn't catch it in my reader.

Why should YOU care? Well, because Anna's cool. Because it shows you how vital the e-mails you send us really are.

And because you only have two days left to enter Anna's contest for Christine Son's Off the Menu.

And because you don't want to miss the cool guest post by Ms. Son.

Better get moving. Oh, and don't forget to send e-mail to your favorite book hook-up place...

Use this link.

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Sloane Taylor Guest blog

Author Sloane Taylor has dropped by to visit our Yankee Romance Reviewers. Stop in to see what she's got to say!

Use this link.

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Matrimony Sightings

Author Joshua Henkin wants you to have a Matrimonial holiday. Or maybe to appreciate your spouse a bit more; you'd have to ask him.

Anyway, here are some spots around the Net where you'll be able to find him this week:

Janel's Jumble, with a review (and links to other reviews, too)

Up for Grabs has two autographed copies.

Giving Reading a Chance has a copy and all sorts of great links -- and has embedded a video of Mr. Henkin. Check it out!

Tanabata, a longtime reader and new contributor, also has some Matrimony love. While the contest is closed, you can check out links to other reviews. This is always a great way to check out a new blog and potential friend...

Whew. Thanks to Josh Henkin for sending us all these links. More will be coming soon, so stay tuned!



A Literary Secret Santa

Want to make a new friend? Share a good book with a total stranger?

Check out this site. I'm thinking of doing it, myself!

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