It’s time to start prepping for the holidays. Pies will be made. Turkeys will be cooking. Holiday shopping will begin.
As a present to yourself this holiday season, enter to win this great gift pack of books, courtesy of Harlequin, which include:
- One mass market paperback of each of:
- Christmas with the Billionaire
- Maybe this Christmas by Sarah Morgan
- Snow Angel Cove by RaeAnne Thayne
- The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak
- The Lodge on Holly Road by Sheila Roberts
- One copy of Her Holiday Man by Shannon Stacey in the digital format of your choice
- One package of ornament charms
- One box of Harlequin-themed gift tags
Don’t miss out. Giveaway ends Thursday, December 4th. Open to U.S. residents, 18 years and older.
Our winner is…Mary Jo. Congratulations!! Send me a picture of Fred.
UPDATE: We got a picture from our winner, Mary Jo. Look at that cutie Fred! Thanks again to Berkley/Penguin for the fabulous prize package.
Penguin Books and Berkley Romance have generously offered us one of their Marie Force – I Saw Her Standing There Prize Packages. Are you ready for this?
This Prize Pack Includes:
1. Green Mountain series sticker
2. Stuffed Fred the Moose
3. Signed copy of I Saw Her Standing There
4. Sample of Vermont Maple Syrup
5. Marie Force pen
6. And…A $25.00 Gift card to BN, Amazon or iBooks
What a fabulous prize package!! (I want Fred. Can I keep Fred?)
This contest is open to U.S. residence only (sorry international). Giveaway ends Tuesday, Nov. 11th. 🙂
(Note: Due to a miscommunication, we needed to close this giveaway sooner than our original posing date.)
There’s a budding romance on Butler Mountain, but in the hornets’ nest known as the Abbott family, keeping a secret is no easy feat…
Colton Abbott and Lucy Mulvaney have a secret. Colton’s nosy siblings have begun to put the pieces together, but it’s not like Lucy to keep things from those closest to her—especially her best friend, Cameron, who recently moved to Vermont to live with her true love, Will. But Lucy isn’t about to tell Cam she’s having a fling…with Will’s brother. Flitting between New York and Vermont is exhausting, so Lucy is looking forward to a long weekend with Colton at the Abbott family lake house in Burlington. Too bad Will and Cameron have the same idea, and once Colton and Lucy are caught red-handed (and red-faced), will their clandestine romance lose its appeal or will their secret beginnings be the start of something lasting?
She’s got a broken heart… and a fully loaded arsenal.
Ex–army ranger Jim Morgan leads a team of elite mercenaries, but eighteen years ago in Paris, he was part of a black ops unit whose mission was to hunt down a rogue operative. In order to trap the criminal, Jim seduced Noelle, the man’s daughter—a ruthless act that cost him the love of his life and turned her into a mortal enemy. Now he can’t trust her, but he still desires her. He also needs her help….
Older, wiser, and unwilling to play the fool again, Noelle runs a group of highly skilled assassins. And she’s just been offered the hit of the century: Eliminate Jim Morgan. History gives them no reason to trust each other, but with their lives in jeopardy at the hands of a common enemy, the lines between love and hate are soon blurred. Now Noelle and Jim must face the past if they want to have a future—let alone a future together.
Enter to win one of five (5) sets of the Killer Instinct series.
Our winner is…Denise. Congratulations.
Happy Friday! Did anyone watch The Walking Dead season premiere last Sunday. I love Carol! Now that everyone loves Carol, I fear for her. 😦 There’s nothing like being a new favorite character to put your head on a chopping block — or in a walker’s mouth.
I finished Marked which I mentioned getting last Friday. I finished in a day. Then I read it again. I can’t wait to share it with you all. I loved it with the exception a few nitpicky issues. And it did have the same non-stop epilogue as Return of the King with each couple from the series getting about half a chapter to a chapter of closure at the very end.
I’ve got some great books coming up on my TBR list that I am very excited about.
What’s coming out that you are looking forward to?
Giveaway ends Thursday, October 23rd. Open to U.S. residents, 18 years and older.
Book Three of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy
County Mayo is rich in the traditions of Ireland, legends that Branna O’Dwyer fully embraces in her life and in her work as the proprietor of The Dark Witch shop, which carries soaps, lotions, and candles for tourists, made with Branna’s special touch.
Branna’s strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family—along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there’s a single missing link in the chain of her life: love…
She had it once—for a moment—with Finbar Burke, but a shared future is forbidden by history and blood. Which is why Fin has spent his life traveling the world to fill the abyss left in him by Branna, focusing on work rather than passion.
Branna and Fin’s relationship offers them both comfort and torment. And though they succumb to the heat between them, there can be no promises for tomorrow. A storm of shadows threatens everything that their circle holds dear. It will be Fin’s power, loyalty, and heart that will make all the difference in an age-old battle between the bonds that hold their friends together and the evil that has haunted their families for centuries.
Our Winner is…Stephanie.
God Bless Friday! I am so happy to see you again.
There has been a lot of controversy this week over the publisher Ellora’s Cave suing the book review blog ‘Dear Author’ for posting an article inferring that some of their authors weren’t receiving prompt payment. I have read dozens of articles about this, including several regarding authors who are cheering the lawsuit since Dear Author is as vocal on books they don’t like as well as books that they do. It seems rather petty to me. No one wants to hear their hard work trashed, but any artist has to know that not everyone is going to like what they do. If you don’t understand that, then trying to sell your books is going to be painful.
So much of the conversation about this lawsuit has turned into conversations about leaving a bad reviews. Do you or don’t you?
My feeling is that the whole point of starting a book review blog is to share my opinion on books that I’ve read. I have read almost 100 books this year, and most of them have been provided to me by publishers. So I can take a risk on an unknown author to see if I like their storytelling and it doesn’t cost me.
My hope is that before you spend your hard earned book allowance on your next book, maybe I can provide you a little insight on whether a story is worth reading. That means not only raving about wonderful new books or authors that I have found, but also warning you about books that are flawed and aren’t worth the time or money to read. Who wants to waste time on a bad book?
I want to help authors get noticed. Especially ones who have written a story that I really enjoyed. But ultimately the purpose of a book blog is to help match the readers with their next favorite book. I have no desire to trash an author or their hard work, but if I didn’t get enjoyment out of the story, then it hasn’t done its job and I need to share that with you before you decide whether to spend your money on it.
Nothing is better than going to the bookstore and picking up a new book. Its the adult toystore. Heck, my kids love it when I take them to the book store. The only problem is that unless you are going to pick up the next book from your favorite author, you are simply surrounded by shelves and shelves of books and you can’t tell by looking at it or reading the back cover if this story is going to be something you are going to enjoy.
My hope is that next time you make a trip to your favorite bookstore that I have given some information, good or bad, to help make your next book selection.
On that note, this week’s giveaway is a new paranormal series that I talked about on Monday from Larissa Ione. It is Book 2 in the series. You could read this without reading Book 1, but you will be a half-step behind. I really enjoyed this story and the majority of the bloggers that I read have agreed with me.
So my question to you this week is – Do you ever leave a bad review if you don’t like a book (or any product that you have purchased) or do you only share the positive?
Giveaway ends October 9th. Open to U.S. residents, 18 years and older.
THE FUTURE OF HIS TRIBE
Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction – or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation. To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader’s daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans.
THE LOVER OF HIS SOUL
But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress’s identical twin sister?
Our winner is BN100.
Happy Friday! If you saw my post this morning, and you must check it out, you will know that I misjudged the book, The Hook Up, and couldn’t be more pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the story and the characters.
No matter how hard I try to not grab books just because the cover catches my eye, sometimes you just fall for it. I’m weak. In this case, the guy on the cover just looks so…smarmy. Like he’s too pleased with his own awesomeness. I just started to believe he would end up being a jackass. Opps.
So my question to you this week is – Have you ever bought a book cover ever grabbed your attention only to leave you cold or like me, delighted by your mistake?
Up for grabs this week is a copy of Beauty and the Billionaire by Jessica Clare.
Giveaway ends Thursday, September 18th. Open to U.S. Residents, 18 years and older.
Real-estate tycoon Hunter Buchanan has a dark past that’s left him scarred and living as a recluse on his family’s palatial estate. Hunter is ready to give up on love—until he spots an enigmatic red-haired beauty and comes up with an elaborate scheme to meet her.
Gretchen Petty is in need of a paycheck—and a change. So when a job opportunity in an upstate New York mansion pops up she accepts. And while she can overlook the oddities of her new job, she can’t ignore her new boss’s delectable body—or his barely leashed temper.
Hunter’s afraid his plan might be unraveling before it’s truly begun, but Gretchen is about to show him that life can be full of surprises.
OMG! I can’t believe it’s been three years now since I started this insanity. Thank you again for all the support this past year and for stopping by to discuss books.
I spent some time this weekend discussing blogs and web design with my niece. Since it has been three years and I don’t plan to stop blogging yet, we discussed going Pro and getting down to some series web designing. I hope that we can get something new up by the end of the year. Yes, it will take that long because my brain hurts after hours of reviewing web pages and banner pictures. If you notice changes to post formats or new extras it will be all part of my Get Serious About Blogging makeover as we start gearing posts toward a new design.
To celebrate EBookObsessed’s anniversary, this year I will be giving away one (1) Grand Prize of $25 Gift card from your choice of Barnes & Nobles or Amazon. I will also be giving away my remaining signed copies from my trip to Memphis: signed copies of Lisa Renee Jones’s Rebecca’s Lost Journal and Jennifer Proby’s Searching for Perfect.
I also have several review copies up for grabs as consolation prizes.
Giveaway ends Friday, September 12th. Open to U.S. residents, 18 years and older.
The winner is Wanda.
Happy Friday! I just finished back to back the Larissa Ione’s MoonBound Clan Vampire series which I really enjoyed. I know where my TBR list is telling me to go next, but I’m not sure I want to read that right now. *Grrrr* Sometimes its so hard to decide what to read next. Maybe I’ll treat myself to something offlist.
Have you ever had trouble moving on to the next book or choosing what to read next?
This week’s giveaway is a copy of Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall. I love her Immortal Guardians series and this book was delightful. 🙂
Giveaway ends Thursday, September 11, 2014. Open to U.S. Residents, 18 years and older.
For centuries, Lisette d’Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can’t bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians’ command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for–and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.
Zach is an exile, a loner. He won’t defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he’ll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust?
It’s Friday again. Oh so happy. 🙂 We’re going to be playing with some other bloggers next week and joining Parajunkee.com’s Snark Week. So we’ll be snarking and complaining next week about bad books, bad tropes and book blogger issues. I am also posting a blog that I keep discussing with my friends — My Love/Hate Relationship with the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
So if you have some book issues that you want to get off your chest, stop by next week and gripe with us. *game face – Grrr*
***NOTE: I had a spaz moment and my Rafflecopter ended too early. Leave a comment below (or just say Hi) to be entered.******
We’re gonna be snarking next week. Is there anything this summer that’s pissing you off? Not enough me time? Not enough beach time? Your anticipated new book sucked? Snark for us. *Grrrr*
This week’s giveaway is a hardcover copy of the upcoming release Festive in Death by J.D. Robb. Giveaway open to U.S. residents. 18 years and older please. Giveaway ends Thursday, August 14th.
Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn’t count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest.
Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who’d been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list—plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash.
Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year’s 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer.
It took some time to make sure I went through all the RTs (and RTs of RTs) on Twitter and gave everyone credit, and if you replied in the comments below you were in there too, our winner is…@readerhappy. Congratulations.
We made it to Friday again. Woo hoo! And hopefully a three-day weekend for all. As the unofficial start of summer is finally here, I should have dug up a beach story. This week’s giveaway is a copy of the anticipated Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh, which is a must read for anyone following the Psy-Changeling series, and a story (and series) I highly recommend.
We’re going to try a Twitter Retweet giveaway and see how that goes, but since this is my first, you might want to drop your name in the comment section to cover that as well. *wink* Make sure to add @ebookobsessed to your RT so I can follow it and enter you in the contest.
Everyone enjoy your long, and hopefully relaxing, weekends.
Giveaway ends Thursday, May 29th, and is open to U.S. residents, 18 years and older please.
Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch—if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life.
For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake…
Having rebuilt her life after medical “treatment” that violated her mind and sought to stifle her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she’ll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness.