Into the Fire Giveaway Winner

winnerLooks like it is time to pick the winner of Into the Fire, the fourth and final Night Prince book from Jeaniene Frost. There were 23 entrants, and the randomly chosen winner (through Random.org) was number 17…

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Dee

Congratulations, Dee. I will contact you shortly for your shipping details.

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Hidden Legacy Giveaway Winner

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I hope everyone is having a great Christmas. I spent the day updating the new release pages (which I haven’t done in forever), and it was so nice to just spend the day sitting at the computer like a blob and going over what we have to look forward to for next year’s books. And speaking of anticipated reads for next year, it is time to pick the winner of the first two books in the Hidden Legacy series from Ilona Andrews. Burn For Me will be shipped out now, White Hot will be send near its release date of May 30th.winner-screenshotThere were 17 entrants, and the randomly chosen winner (through Random.org) was #10…

Jan

Congratulations, Jan. I will be contacting you shortly for your details.

White Hot Review…and Giveaway

I don’t make any secret of my love for all things Ilona Andrews, but even I was surprised by just how much Burn For Me grabbed me. Honestly, I can’t remember a first book ever getting me that excited for a new series before. Unfortunately, things came up and the second book, White Hot, had a rather major release date push-back, but a few lucky souls have gotten their hands on early ARC releases, including Larissa from Larissa’s Bookish Life. She kindly offered to share her review here on Wicked Scribes, and I am happy to say that it sounds like it doesn’t disappoint…

quotation marksI was in utter awe last year when my favorite writing duo, Ilona Andrews, released “Burn For Me”; the first novel in a brand new urban fantasy series. Their world building is always on point, and that along with fascinating characters and amazingly intriguing stories got me completely in love.
Nevada Baylor’s world is one full of magic, but magic and power is something the elite controls for the most part, so when she finds herself neck deep in politics, intrigue and all out war it takes all of her will and fledgling power to deal with the threats against her simple life.
White Hot starts two months after the events in Burn for Me. Nothing has really changed, but things go from staled to worse very fast keeping the action fast paced and this reader on the edge of her seat from beginning to end.
Mad Rogan is back and whenever him and Nevada are in the same room sparks fly so strongly that I bet it’s hard to stay in the same location with them. I absolutely loved their relationship. I loved how their obstacles are not just fabrications to help the story along, but actually make total sense in this world they live in. Even though we might think that it’s obvious they will get together, I spent the whole book doubting it in parts, because their issues are so believable.
Besides the possible romance, we also get tons of new info on Nevada’s family and heritage. We also get to find out more about Rogan’s past and understand him more. One of Andrews talent is being able to give us much history and extra info without turning into obnoxious info dump, making the reader’s eyes glaze over and feeling like maybe there is something more interesting you could be doing. No, the pace is so perfect that you can’t help but keep yourself glued to the story until the very end.
Let’s not forget the incredible cast of secondary characters that help color this fantastic world. Nevada’s family is back and more lovable then ever. We also get to meet plenty of new characters to fall in love with and I guarantee that you will.
Hidden Legacies is series the surface seems to be about magic, but is in fact about family, loyalty, love and power. Any of those can be amazing but they can also be corrupted to a point where they are not even recognizable anymore. Hidden Legacies is about all of that, both sides of these coins and how people deal with them, for better or for worse.
If you have yet to experience Burn for Me I could not recommend it more, I am absolutely sure you won’t regret it. Then, dive right into White Hot and I guarantee that you will have the ride of your life.
I cannot wait for Wildfire, the third installment in this superb trilogy and I hope that we get more stories in this world because I don’t want to say goodbye to it anytime soon.

Ditto on hoping this is way, way more than a trilogy. Don’t be surprised if I harp on this a bit, because hopefully more publicity means more books. Not that I figure I can make much difference, but at least I can give it a shot. So, in that vein, I thought I might do a giveaway of the first book, Burn For Me. I figure most have already picked it up, but just in case there are still a few who haven’t given it a shot yet, here’s your chance.

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Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.

And, I will preorder a copy of White Hot for you from The Book Depository as well, but you will have to wait until the June 1st release date for that one.

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Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she’s used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family’s detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor “Mad” Rogan.

Rogan is a billionaire Prime—the highest rank of magic user—and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada’s “talent.” But there’s no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice …

So, if you would like to win a mass-market paperback copy of Burn For Me now, plus a reserved copy of White Hot to come in June, now’s your chance. Winner to be chosen at random, giveaway closing at midnight Atlantic time on December 24th. Good luck.

Shadow’s End Winner…

winner bannerWell, I finished reading this one last night, and it was a wild ride. I was very meh about Beluviel as Graydon’s HEA, but I was pleasantly surprised. As much as I liked the little of Bel we had seen before, I wanted someone new for Graydon, but I ended up really liking both their backstory and their story set in modern times.

Anyways, Shadow’s End by Thea Harrison is the last giveaway for 2015, and there were 15 entrants. The randomly chosen winner (through Random.org) was #3…

Lisa

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Congratulations, Lisa. I will be contacting you shortly for your details.

December’s Book of the Month and Giveaway…

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The poll for December’s book of the month was a little different. There was only one vote difference in the top three – Blood Kiss and Sweet Ruin tied for second with 38, and Thea Harrison‘s Shadow’s End won with 39. Can’t say that wasn’t close.

If you would like to win a paperback copy of Shadow’s End, just drop a line in the comments section. Because the release date for this is December 1st, the giveaway won’t be going long. Let’s wrap it up Wednesday night, Midnight Atlantic time. Contest open to all, winner to be chosen at random.

Good luck!

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For Beluviel, consort to the Elven High Lord, and Graydon, gryphon and First Sentinel of the Wyr, even the slightest desire for each other is forbidden. But two hundred years ago, after a desperate play to save Beluviel’s stepson left them indebted to the cruel Djinn Malphas, they found their fates inexorably linked together—and the hunger between them growing too strong to ignore…

Two centuries later, with their debt to Malphas coming due, Beluviel and Graydon realize that, if they are to stand any chance of saving their souls, they must once again work together—this time more closely than ever before. But every moment they spend with each other brings them nearer to losing something even more vital—their hearts…

November’s Book of the Month and Giveaway…

giveaway bannerI was actually a bit surprised by the results this month. If I was a betting gal, I would’ve thought it was going to be Born of Betrayal, then Feel the Burn, then probably Wild Cat to round out the top three. But I was wrong, and November’s Book of the Month is Feel the Burn by G.A. Aiken. I just finished up the previous book in the series last week, and I was surprised by how much I actually missed these books.

Once again, if you would like to win a copy of Feel the Burn, just drop a line in the comments section. Giveaway open to all, winner to be chosen at random through Random.org. Let’s wrap this one up on Wednesday midnight (Atlantic time). And since I am a spaz and usually forget to pick a closing date, I am feeling all smug right now. Good luck!

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War makes strange bedfellows.

I, Gaius Domitus, one-eyed rebel dragon king of the Provinces, know that better than most, since I have to fight off half my ungrateful family on a regular basis to keep law and order here in my lands. But I never expected to have to consort with a barbarian human woman.

Kachka is beautiful, if you like them fierce—and of course I do. But she keeps complaining about how spoiled and decadent I am, and how a feared Daughter of the Steppes has no time for foolish dragons. I think she likes my eye patch, though. It is quite dashing. With death always at our tails, we take our passion like we take our allies. As they say, love the barbarian you’re with…

I loved the whole Daughter of the Steppes attitude the last book had, and I hope for more of the same here. Now I just have to try and remember who is who, and I am all set.

Dark Heart of Magic Giveaway Winner…

winner bannerI swear, I am losing it. I never put a closing date on this month’s giveaway, and then I never thought of it again. So, it ends…now. Yup. That works. The book of the month was Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep, and there were 19 entrants for the contest. The randomly chosen winner (through Random.org) was #19…

barbed1951

random winnerCongratulations, barbed1951. I will be contacting you shortly for your details.

October’s Book of the Month and Giveaway…

giveaway bannerDarn it, I just realized now that I forgot to add my own personal pick of the month to the list, and that Rick Riordan‘s The Sword of Summer, the first book in the new Magnus Chase series. Oh, well, maybe I will do a separate giveaway later on to make up for it.

Anyways, back to business. Surprisingly, the book of the month this month is Jennifer Estep‘s second Black Blade book, Dark Heart of Magic. I didn’t know what would be chosen, but I didn’t see that one. It is a pretty crap month, for me at least, but at least I can maybe do some more damage to the TBR pile that way. If you would like to win a copy of Dark Heart of Magic, just leave a line in the comments section. Since this is the second book in a series, let me know if you haven’t read the first one and we can substitute that one, instead.

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Something Wicked This Way Comes…

As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there’s no escaping the spotlight—or the danger.

Even though he’s my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what’s supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious “accidents,” it looks like someone will do anything to win—no matter who they hurt.

As if I didn’t have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone’s going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing’s for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else…

I liked the first one. I did find the tiny little faerie servants threw me off a bit, but once I got used to them I got back into the story. I think I need a refresher on it before I get this one, too.

Archangel’s Giveaway Winner…

winner bannerWell, I imagine that most people have already picked up their copy of Nalini Singh‘s newest Guild Hunter book, but it came out too darn early in the month to get the giveaway done before the release date. Anyways, there were 31 entrants for the Archangel’s Enigma giveaway, and the randomly chosen winner was #11…

Celine G.

random winnerCongratulations, Celine. I will be contacting you shortly for your details.