Eighth Grave After Dark Giveaway Winner…

winner bannerDarynda Jones has quickly risen to the top of many readers’ favorite series lists, and usually it is a pretty safe bet that when one of her books is up for book of the month it will be near the top of the voting. It is hard to believe that we are already on number eight, though.

Anyways, there were 39 entrants for the Eighth Grave After Dark giveaway, and the winner was #3…

Judy V

random.orgCongratulations, Judy. I will be contacting you shortly for your details.

May’s BotM and Giveaway…

giveaway bannerYep, May is shaping up to be a really decent reading month, all things considered. Your choice for book of the month went to Darynda JonesEighth Grave After Dark, which wasn’t a huge surprise. The quirky, fun series has gone to the top of a lot of readers favorites list, and from the blurb I read for the next one it looks like things are going to get very, very interesting in the next couple of books.

If you would like to win a hardcover copy of Eighth Grave After Dark, just leave a comment in the comments section. Contest open to all, winner to be chosen at random (through Random.org). We have a little time since this one isn’t due out until May 19th, so let’s say the giveaway wraps up on Tuesday night, Midnight (Atlantic Time). Good luck!

eighth grave after darkSynopsis…

With twelve hellhounds after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can’t get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But after months of being cooped up there,  Charley is ready to pop. Both metaphorically and literally since she is now roughly the size of a beached whale. Fortunately, a new case has captured her attention, one that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter upon. A decades-old murder of the newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows is almost enough to pull her out of her doldrums.

Charley’s been forbidden to step foot off the sacred grounds. While the angry hellhounds can’t traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just beyond its borders. They have the entire team on edge, especially Reyes. And if Charley didn’t know better, she would swear Reyes is getting sick. He grows hotter with every moment that passes, his heat scorching across her skin every time he’s near, but naturally he swears he’s fine.

While the team searches for clues on the Twelve, Charley just wants answers and is powerless to get them. But the mass of friends they’ve accrued helps. They convince her even more that everyone in her recent life has somehow been drawn to her, as though they were a part of a bigger picture all along. But the good feelings don’t last for long because Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life….

Cold Burn of Magic Giveaway Winner

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Just a quick note to say that all of the author pages have been updated, as well as the new release dates. There were a few dates that shifted around, but not as many as usual. A couple of books disappeared into the mid-2016’s, so if there was something you were really looking forward to you might want to check and make sure it is still on schedule.

On to the giveaway. I was really surprised by the interest in this new one from Jennifer Estep. I thought that there might be half a dozen who signed up for a copy of Cold Burn of Magic, but there were 34 entrants in all. The randomly chosen winner (through Random.org) was #14…

Kathy L.

random.orgCongratulations, Kathy. I will contact you shortly for your info.

New Series Giveaway…

giveaway bannerMy plan this year was to try and do more giveaways for new series starting up from authors I have featured in my author pages, but I am a bit behind on that. I guess this next one is as good a place to start as any. Jennifer Estep wrapped up her young adult Mythos Academy last year, making way for her new Black Blade series. The first book is called Cold Burn of Magic, and it has a release date of April 28th.

cold burn of magicSynopsis…

It’s not as great as you’d think, living in a tourist town that’s known as “the most magical place in America.” Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power.

I try to keep out of it. I’ve got my mom’s bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick.

But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend’s pawn shop, and I have to make a call—get involved, or watch a cute guy die because I didn’t. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I’m stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I’m going to end up just like her…

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If you are interested in winning a paperback copy of Cold Burn of magic, just drop a line in the comments section. Contest open to all, winner to be chosen at random (through Random.org). Let’s end this one Monday night at Midnight (Atlantic time). Good luck!

April’s BotM and Giveaway

giveaway bannerUsually, I keep an eye out on the Book of the Month polls to keep tabs on who is winning, whether my pick is the top pick, that sort of thing. But for this poll? I didn’t even check until today. No disrespect towards any of the books up for April’s choice, but there just wasn’t anything that got me excited. Well, of the lot Dark Heir would be my pick, but since I am still on the second book of the series I have a ways to go before I will be needing it.

Anyways, the book of the month was indeed Faith Hunter‘s Dark Heir. If you would be interested in winning a print copy, just leave a comment below. Contest open to all, winner to be chosen at random through random.org. Let’s wrap this up on…Friday night, Midnight (Atlantic Time). Good luck!

dark heirSynopsis…

For centuries, the extremely powerful and ruthless vampire witches of the European Council have wandered the Earth, controlling governments, fostering war, creating political conflict, and often leaving absolute destruction in their wake. One of the strongest of them is set to create some havoc in the city of New Orleans, and it’s definitely personal.

Jane is tasked with tracking him down. With the help of a tech wiz and an ex-Army ranger, her partners in Yellowrock Securities, she’ll have to put everything on the line, and hope it’s enough. Things are about to get real hard in the Big Easy.

Vision in Silver Giveaway Winner…

winner bannerSorry this is a few hours later than I had planned, but work called. Yay. Anyways, it is time to chose the winner of Anne Bishop‘s Vision in Silver, the great third book in The Others series. There were 39 entrants, and the randomly chosen winner (through Random.org), is #22…

Leila

randomCongratulations, Leila. I will be contacting you shortly for your info.

Oh, and fans of the series will be happy to learn that the fourth book, Marked in Flesh, will be out next March.

March’s BotM and Giveaway…

giveaway bannerSurprising probably no one, March’s book of the month as chosen by you was Anne Bishop‘s Vision in Silver. Aaand, as a result, it is going to be up for my next giveaway. There were still a couple of surprises for me, though, since I thought that Chloe Neill’s Dark Debt would get a few more votes – but to be fair, there were so many great books to chose from this month was brutal.

If you would like to win a hardcover copy of Vision in Silver, just leave a comment in the comment section below. Contest open to all, winner to be chosen at random through Random.org. Let’s end this Wednesday night at Midnight, Atlantic time. Good luck!

vision in silverSynopsis…

The Others freed the  cassandra sangue  to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him.

Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict.

For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep…

Absolutely a Not-New Series Alert and Giveaway

Monday is always the day I try and spotlight any new series that are starting up. There weren’t any for this week, so I thought I would give a shout-out to the very opposite of a new series instead. There are a few long-running series around, including Lora Leigh‘s Breeds and Christine Feehan‘s Carpathians, but I think the crown goes to J.D. Robb‘s In Death. Tuesday is the release day for Obsession in Death, which is book #40, yes FORTY, featuring Eve and Roarke. And the funny thing is, I haven’t heard anyone say they are tired of it yet.

giveaway bannerSo, I thought to celebrate that milestone, we could go way, way back to the beginning and do a throwback giveaway. If you would like to win a paperback copy of the very first In Death book, Naked in Death, just leave a comment in the section below. Contest open to all, winner to be chosen at random on Wednesday at Midnight (Atlantic time).

naked in deathSynopsis…

In a world of danger and deception, she walks the line–between seductive passion and scandalous murder…Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over ten years on the force, she’s seen it all–and knows her survival depends on her instincts. And she’s going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire–and a suspect in Eve’s murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it’s up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about–except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

Are you an In Death fan? How far do you see the series going before things wind down?