I forgot to post this yesterday (having an extra day off this week because of Easter screwed with my schedule), but the winner of Shelly Laurenston‘s latest Pride series book Wolf With Benefits is entrant number 3…
Congratulations, Pamela. I will contact you shortly for your info.
So, it is one of those weeks – the ones where there are just too darn many good books coming out to choose just one to be my pick of the week. J.R. Ward‘s Lover at Last is a huge one, but has a story for me. I am circling it warily, since it will be the first m/m story I have ever read. Never know until you try it, right? I think the one I am most looking forward to is Jeaniene Frost‘s return to Vlad and Leila, Twice Tempted. But since I already did a giveaway for it, I thought I would pick door number three.
You can always count on Shelly Laurenston for a fun, feisty read. She continues her Pride series with this week’s release of Wolf With Benefits.
–The Pride reading list HERE
Ricky Lee has no plans of getting serious about anyone, but he will protect Toni Jean-Louis Parker. Not just because he’s been hired to do so, but because it’s the right thing to do. And if that means traveling around the country with one complicated She-jackal, dealing with chocolate-eating wild dogs, instigating trouble between his brothers, and having the most amazing sex he’s ever had…well, who said his job didn’t have perks?
Toni doesn’t know how she keeps getting herself into these situations. But even she has to admit there’s something about Ricky Lee Reed that she finds kind of interesting…and downright sexy. Now they just have to survive long enough to figure out if what they have is worth fighting for…
If you would like to win a copy of Wolf With Benefits, just drop a line here in the comments section. Giveaway open until Thursday at Midnight (Atlantic time). Contest open to all. Good luck!
I just found out I have to wait a couple of more weeks for my copy of Cassandra Clare‘s Clockwork Princess, which is not cool. Not cool at all. Looks like the giveaway winner will actually get their copy before I get mine, and I am trying to stop myself from peeking at reviews to see what happens. Must. Not. Look. Anyway, there were 12 entrants for the giveaway, and the winner as chosen by Random.org was entrant #6…
Congratulations, Wicked. I will contact you shortly for your info, and I will order your copy of Clockwork Princess from the Book Depository.
This is a bit of a dual-purpose post, since I am so excited for my pick of the week that I decided to also feature it as a giveaway. Cassandra Clare‘s Shadowhunter books are among my favorite young adult stories, and this week is the final story of The Infernal Devices. I was actually surprised by just how much I enjoyed this series, and before I actually started it I considered it The Mortal Instruments’ poor relation. That is so, so wrong. I love the little links between the two worlds, the little connections that are not really explained but fans of both series would pick up anyway. And this is probably the only instance in which I can honestly say that not only did the love triangle not annoy me, but in fact I just couldn’t choose between Jem and Will. That is a sign of just how well done these books are, at least for me. So, my pick of the week (and one of my most anticipated books so far this year) is Clockwork Princess.
–Infernal Devices reading list HERE
In Clockwork Princess, Tessa and her companions travel all over the world as they race to stop the clockwork army before it’s too late. As Jem’s health worsens alarmingly and his friends search desperately for a cure, can Tessa choose between the two boys she loves — even if it means never seeing the other one again?
And for the giveaway portion, if you would like to win a hardcover copy of the third and final Infernal Devices just leave a comment here. Giveaway will close tomorrow (Wednesday) at midnight Atlantic time. Open to all entrants, your copy will be ordered from The Book Depository. Good luck to all. And here is the official book trailer…
With the new computer (Earl), I haven’t got the software installed to take a screen-grab of the official winning number, but Random.org did its thing anyways. There were 30 entrants for the chance to win both Once Burned and the upcoming Twice Tempted, the first two books of Jeaniene Frost‘s Night Prince series. Thanks to all who entered, but the randomly chosen winner was #27…
Congratulations, Diane. I will contact you for your info shortly. And thanks to Jill E., who let me know that Jeaniene had upped the official trailer for Twice Tempted, which will release on March 26th.
Like I said in an earlier post, March is a great month for new releases that I have been anxiously waiting to get my hands on (Wild Invitation came today, which was a biggie for me). My next must-have-now is Vlad and Leila’s second Night Prince story from Jeaniene Frost, Twice Tempted. Today’s giveaway is for not just Twice Tempted, but the first book as well, Once Burned.
Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges . . .
Leila’s psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn’t sure what the future holds. If that weren’t enough, her lover Vlad has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she’s also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever—especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won’t admit that he loves her . . .
Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity . . .
Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust— the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity . . .
And book #1, Once Burned…
After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person’s darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude…until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world’s most infamous vampire…
Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all–but whatever you do, don’t call him Dracula. Vlad’s ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him – a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.
The good news is that there will be a third book in the Night Prince series, since Jeaniene said there was just too much story left to tell to wrap it all up in two books. Hopefully next up will be Ian’s story. If you would like to win both Twice Tempted and Once Burned, just leave a comment in this post. All entrants welcome, as long as you have made at least one previous comment on Wicked Scribes. Winner to be chosen at random with Random.org, contest ending Sunday nite at Midnight, Atlantic time. Good luck to all!
Thanks to all who took the time to enter the January giveaway for Kim Harrison‘s Ever After. I had thought that this was perhaps the last book in the series, but I think I got it mixed up with another one that is ending soon (there are quite a few that seem to be wrapping up at the same time). From what you all have said, there will be two more books after this one, so good news for fans. There were 23 who entered, and the randomly chosen winner was entrant #5…
The Winner is – Judy V.
Congratulations, Judy. I will be contacting you for your information.
Sooo, I have been busy trying to re-design the backgrounds, headers, links and that sort of thing, and I am antsy to try out the new ones for the giveaway that I made up. January 22nd is the release date for the next Rachel Morgan book from Kim Harrison (I had thought it was the final book, but now I am not so sure). If you are interested in winning a copy of Ever After, drop a line here to enter. Contest open to all, winner to be chosen at random. Giveaway to end Sunday night at midnight, Atlantic time. Good luck!
The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels the human world, is shrinking. If it disappears completely, so does all magic. It’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to avert catastrophe and keep life from changing… for the worse.
While saving the world is important, it isn’t Rachel’s only motivation. There’s also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, setting off a chain reaction of unfortunate events. That little mistake has made her life forfeit unless she can fix it. It’s also made her more than a few enemies, including the most powerful demon in the ever after—a terrifying entity who eats souls and now has an insatiable appetite for her. He’s already kidnapped her friend and goddaughter to lure her out, and if Rachel doesn’t give herself up soon, they’ll die.
But Rachel has more than a few impressive and frighening skillls of her own, and she isn’t going to hand over her soul and her life without one hell of a fight. She’s also got a surpise: elven tycoon Trent Kalamack. With this unlikely ally beside her—a prospect both thrilling and unnerving—she’s going to return to the ever after, kick some demon butt, rescue her loved ones… and prevent an apocalypse before it’s too late. Or, at least that’s the plan…
Rachel Morgan reading list HERE
Once again, thanks to everyone for the great response for this giveaway of Gena Showalter‘s soon to be released first Otherworld Assassin book, Last Kiss Goodnight. There were 36 entrants, and according to Random.org the winner is #33…
Congratulations to…Liz Petrash
I will be contacting you shortly for your info. Thanks again to all who entered. Stay tuned for the next one, which should be coming up shortly.
The cover for Gena Showalter‘s Last Kiss Goodnight is one of my favorites I have seen for the last while, so of course that warrants a giveaway. Gena has a busy schedule, juggling many new and existing series, and Last Kiss Goodnight is the first book of the new Otherworld Assassin series. This is actually a spin-off of the Alien Huntress series, which are my favorite Showalter books (but man, where is Dallas’s story?). Anyways, this giveaway is for a print copy of the December 26th release, winner to be chosen at random this Wednesday night at Midnight (Atlantic time). All entrants welcome.
THE SWEETEST TEMPTATION . . .
Black ops agent Solomon Judah awakens caged and bound in a twisted zoo where otherworlders are the main attraction. Vika Lukas, the owner’s daughter, is tasked with Solo’s care and feeding. The monster inside him yearns to kill her on sight, even though she holds the key to his escape. But the human side of him realizes the beautiful deaf girl is more than she seems—she’s his.
THE ULTIMATE PRICE . . .
Vika endures the captives’ taunts and loathing, hoping to keep them alive even if she can’t free them. Only, Solo is different— he protects her. But as hostility turns to forbidden romance, his feelings for her will be used against him . . . and he’ll be put to a killer test.
The only guideline for entering is that the winner must have made at least one previous comment here on Wicked Scribes. Good luck!