Saturday, August 08, 2009

And The Winners Are~ for "The Castaways" Audiobook

And the winners are:


Lee P



I will be emailing you shortly for your address!

Friday, August 07, 2009

Almost Forgot...The Castways Audiobook giveaway ends at MIDNIGHT!

Go HERE to enter to win!


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Upcoming Giveaway...

Just a heads up...I'm going to have a giveaway.

A HUGE giveaway.

I'm going to clean out my "already" read pile of books that I've received since starting this blog and I will be posting it this weekend! I can't keep them all, I'm running out of room! I will probably post the giveaway sometime on Sunday.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

New Giveaway Policy...

I have been pondering, worrying over the "new" giveaway policy, and I've decided to just go ahead and keep it the way it originally started out, with a couple of minor changes. Unless it states otherwise, all giveaways will now end at Midnight, on a Friday night so I can post & email the winners on Saturday (when I'm not working). Instead of having 48 hours to reply back to the email that I send, the winners will now have 72 hours (Saturday, Sunday & Monday!).

Thanks to Bookinwithbingo for her wonderful and oh so simple solution to the problems I was having! Thanks bunches! I can't believe I didn't think of copying & pasting!

Giveaway Winners for "I Can See You" by Karen Rose

And the winners for "I Can See You" are:






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Please reply back within 72 hours!


Giveaway~How To Tame A Modern Rogue by Diana Holquist

Ally Giordano’s beloved grandmother actually believes that she's living in her favorite romance novel in Regency England and Ally doesn't have the heart to set her straight. But now Granny Donny's last wish is for a retreat to the country and Ally can't refuse her...until she demands that Sam Carson accompany them. And though his smiles turn her knees into jelly, Ally knows better than to trust a playboy...and she definitely knows better than to try to change one. Or does she?

Read an excerpt.

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Follow @DianaHolquist on Twitter.

About the Contest:
Open to US & Canadian addresses. No PO Boxes please.
Five winners will be posted on August 15th.
To win:
Your first comment should be your name & email address (1 entry)
Your second comment should be that you are a follower (but only if you are!) (1 entry)
Your third comment, should you choose to do so, should be a link where you have posted about the giveaway (this will count for 2 entries)

Giveaway~So Into You by Sandra Hill

Angel Sabato has been in love with best friend Grace O'Brien for 10 years--but he's only just realized it. Too bad she doesn't take him seriously when he tells her about his feelings. Now Grace is left to wonder if her problems from the past are keeping her from opening herself to love. But she brushes these "useless" musings aside, concentrating instead on the work she's doing as an apprentice to folk healer Tante Lulu and keeping up with the old woman's good deeds. Unbeknownst to Grace, Tante Lulu has decided to try her hand at matchmaking again. And Tante Lulu has never failed before!

Download the short story prequel, SAVING SAVANNAH.

Watch the video.

Visit Sandra Hill’s website.

About the Contest:
Open to US & Canadian addresses. No PO Boxes please.
Five winners will be posted on August 15th
To win:
Your first comment should be your name & email address (1 entry)
Your second comment should be that you are a follower (but only if you are!) (1 entry)
Your third comment, should you choose to do so, should be a link where you have posted about the giveaway (this will count for 2 entries)

Blog Tour Stop~ Seduce Me by Robyn DeHart

Fielding Grey is the second son of the Marquess of Eldon and fortune hunter by night. He's on a mission for the Legend Hunters--a group of wealthy, titled, and heart-breakingly gorgeous men, each of whom are after the find of the century--he has his eyes set on obtaining the illustrious Pandora's Box. But before he finds it, he encounters an equally alluring treasure--the woman bold enough to look inside. Esme Worthington can't resist taking the tiniest peek inside when fate drops the real Pandora's Box in her lap. Thus, she unleashes one of Pandora's irresistible curses: the curse of lust. Now, both Esme and Fielding must deal with this passionate curse--or blessing?--before unknown implications of Pandora's Box overpower them both.

  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (July 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446542008
  • Authors website: Robyn DeHart

my thoughts:

I really enjoyed Esme & Fieldings story. More than I thought I would. It took me a few pages to really get into the book, but once I did, I found that I was very interested in reading more about Pandora's Box. I'm not really sure how acurate the myth is, in relation to the book, but I thought it was very interesting how she used it. I didn't really care much for Esme & Fielding as separate characters, but once they got together, that is when I began enjoying the story.

Now for the really good stuff:

Thanks to Anna @ Hachette Book Group

I have 5 copies of "Seduce Me" to giveaway!

About the Contest:

Open to US & Canadian addresses. No PO Boxes please.

Deadline is: midnight, August 17th

To win:

Leave a comment with your name & email address

For an added chance, be a follower (please leave a separate comment)!

I will notify the winners in a post.

Please respond within 72 hours with your mailing information!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Last Call~ I Can See You (ends at midnight tonight!)

Evie Wilson was the victim of the villain in DON'T TELL, an assault which resulted in paralysis on one side of her face. After her injury, Evie retreated into the virtual realm, seeking refuge from the public eye by interacting with online friends. Now, with the help of a surgeon, Evie's face is restored and she is ready to return to the real world. However, she remains connected to the Internet for her graduate thesis on using the virtual world as therapy to improve self-esteem. She has become an online shopkeeper who sells faces and bodies to users interested in building a new avatar on a website called "Shadowland." In her new role, Evie maintains "surveillance" over her test subjects to ensure they don't become too caught up in the intoxicating virtual realm.Meanwhile, homicide detective Noah Webster has been investigating a string of suspicious suicides that he believes are connected murders. Noah's investigation leads him to Evie when one of her online test subjects is found dead of apparent suicide, but Evie believes otherwise. Evie is shocked to find herself drawn to someone for the first time in many years and she's reluctant to trust Noah. However, he's the only one who believes her story about the suspicious death of her test subject, and he soon discovers that many of the apparent suicides in his case had avatars in "Shadowland." As murder victims connected to the website begin to appear more frequently, Noah asks Evie to be his virtual guide in the investigation. However, they don't realize that the killer is closer than they think--and that he holds a special grudge against Evie.

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Waiting On Wednesday~ Bed Of Roses by Nora Roberts

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking The Spine.
If you haven't visited her blog, you should! Thanks Jill!!

My pick this week: Bed Of Roses by Nora Roberts

available October 27, 2009

This is the second novel in Nora Roberts’s celebrated Bride Quartet series

As little girls MacKensie, Emma, Laurel, and Parker spent hours acting out their perfect make believe “I do” moments. Years later their fantasies become reality when they start their own wedding planning company to make every woman’s dream day come true. With perfect flowers, delicious desserts, and joyful moments captured on film, Nora Roberts’s Bride Quartet shares each woman’s emotionally magical journey to romance. In Bed of Roses, florist Emma Grant is finding career success with her friends at Vows wedding planning company, and her love life appears to be thriving. Though men swarm around her, she still hasn’t found Mr. Right. And the last place she’s looking is right under her nose. But that’s just where Jack Cooke is. He’s so close to the women of Vows that he’s practically family, but the architect has begun to admit to himself that his feelings for Emma have developed into much more than friendship. When Emma returns his passion—kiss for blistering kiss—they must trust in their history…and in their hearts.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm a Noraholic. I love all that is Nora! You can visit her website here. Her husband owns "Turn The Page" bookstore, where you can buy her books and you can have them autographed! There is also a great messageboard that she visits regularly, ADWOFF! My review for the first book in the series, "Vision In White" can be found here!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Teaser Tuesday...

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme,

hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along!

Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read

  • Open to a random page

  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

"I'm not stupid, John." "I never meant that you were,"he contended, even though he didn't figure she'd been valedictorian at that university she said she'd attended.

Page 54~ Simply Irresistable by Rachel Gibson


I had a couple of people say they've already won
"Knight of Desire"
from another blog, so chose another 2!



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Monday, August 03, 2009


I received 2 emails today that CherylS22 & Elaing8 both had won "Tamed By A Laird" from another blog, so worked some overtime, choosing 2 new winners! And those winners are:

Jenny N


Please email me with your addresses!


AND THE WINNERS ARE...for Tamed By A Laird!








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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Quick reviews & Rachel Gibson

Sex, Lies & Online Dating~
Sex...What is it about men anyway? Bad cars, bad jobs, even bad teeth-nothing convinces them that they can't snare a Size Two Babe with a D-cup chest. And after way too many internet dates with men named "luvstick" and "bigdaddy 182", Lucy Rothschild should know. Lies...But sitting across from her now is "hardlucnman", and he seems different-sensitive, honest, and hot! He says he's a plumber, while Lucy claims she's a nurse! She's really a mystery wtire, dating online while researching her next book. Hey, everone liew a little, don't they? And online dating...But Quinn's really an undercover cop hunting down a serial killer, and he sees Lucy and his top suspect. And while he could really go this smart, sexy woman with the killer bod-if that's the only thing "killer" about her-he knows he needs to wine and dine her and discover the truth. Hey, he realized the dating can be deadly-but this is ridiculous!

I'm In No Mood For Love~
Bridesmaid Gone Wild. What is Clare Wingate doing? One minute she's suffering in a pretty-in-pink gown she'll never wear again, and the next thing she knows it's the morning...and she has the nastiest hangover of her life. To make matters worse, she's wearing nothing but a spritz of Escada and lying next to Sebastian Vaughn...her girlhood crush turned sexy, globehopping journalist. Somewhere between the toast and the toss of the bouquet she'd gotten herself into a whole lot of trouble. Clare had the right to go wild-after all, she's been knocked off her dyed-to-match shoes after finding her fiance in a compromising postion with washing machine repairman. Clearly he society wedding if off. But Sebastian pushed all the wrong buttons-and some of the right ones too. Clare is in no mood for love-not even for lust-wants to forget about Sebastian and his six-pack abs ASAP. But he isn't in the mood to go away, and his kiss is impossible to forget.

Tangled Up In You~
Maddie is determined to uncover the untold story about the town's sordid past—her past. As a child, Maddie lost everything, and now she's back at the scene of the scandal—a local establishment that's always belonged to the Hennessys—determined to uncover the truth, and nothing is going to stand in her way. Especially not a black-haired, blue-eyed Hennessy.
Everyone in Truly knows that the Hennessy men are irresistible, and the current owner, Mick, is no exception. His late father was a skirt-chasing heartbreaker who ended up causing disaster for two families. So far, Mick's managed to keep the ladies in line, but when he claps eyes on Maddie, with her luscious curves and tempting lips, he can't resist getting tangled up with her.
But Maddie is keeping secrets, not the least of which is her true reason for being in town. And when Mick discovers what‘s really going on, there is going to be a whole lot of trouble in Truly.

Not Another Bad Date~
What does a gal have to do to get a good date in this town?
Adele Harris can't even begin to answer that question. She's had so many lousy dates that she's sure she's cursed. Why else would every man she goes out with suddenly act like he's lost his mind—and his manners? Adele thought life couldn't get any more confusing . . . until she learns the marriage of her seemingly Miss Perfect sister is on the rocks. So she goes back to their hometown to give her a shoulder to cry on, only to run smack into Zach Zemaitis . . . the one who got away.
Texans love God, family, and football, though not always in that order
Zach, a former pro star, knows all about football. As for the other two, well, he's doing his best. But when Adele comes charging back into his life—still all lush curves and beautiful, big blue eyes—he wonders if his best is good enough. After all, he did her wrong. Can a woman with her track record ever really believe that he's serious this time . . . or is he destined to be another bad date?

my thoughts~

4 books about 4 friends who happen to be writers. A book for each friend-Lucy writes mystery, Clare writes romance, Maddie writes true crime and Adele she writes paranormal/science fiction. These books were well written, funny and I loved the female main characters! I did not read the books in order (or course) and it didn't really matter. I would suggest these books for anyone who is wanting a quick, funny book to read. My favorite? Oh, it was definately "Not Another Bad Date"!

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