Monday, January 31, 2011

Let's help author Olivia Gates! (there's a giveaway!)

Author Olivia Gates has a new book out today and because she lives in Egypt and because of the protests, internet access has been cut off. I'm joining several in the romance community who are giving a shout about Olivia's book, TO TEMPT A SHEIKH, releasing today. Please help us by posting the information below on your blog, your Facebook page or by tweeting a link to Olivia's home page. Let's support an author who cannot access the internet to promote her book.

About the book:
He rescued hostage Talia Burke from his royal family's rival tribe and swept her into his strong embrace. But Prince Harres Aal Shalaan soon discovered there was more to the brave beauty than he knew. Talia held information vital to protecting his beloved kingdom…and she had every reason not to trust him.

Marooned together at a desert oasis, Talia couldn't resist Harres. Yet even as his sizzling seduction entranced her, his loyalty to his family and country would always make them enemies. Falling for the sheikh would be her heart's greatest mistake…but she feared it was already too late…. In stores February 1! Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, Books A Million and bookstores everywhere. Also available at eharlequin both in print and as an ebook.

To read a first chapter and visit Olivia's webpage, click HERE
If you'd like to order a copy for yourself, here's a quick link to Amazon!

I've ordered a copy for myself and will give away one Kindle copy here. Please note that you do not have to have a Kindle to read Kindle books. You can download the Kindle app for your iPod, PC, etc. so there's no good reason not to enter! Just leave a comment about series romance - do you have a favorite line? I have to admit that I'm a sucker for the Desire, Intrigue, and the Presents lines. I used to like the Blaze line, but they had gotten almost silly there for a while and I just never made my way back. This will be a quick contest because I don't want to take away from those important first week sales. I'll draw a winner on Thursday evening. Tell you friends - if they mention you in their comment, I'll enter your name an extra time for each mention.

Thanks, ladies!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

ANIMAL MAGNETISM, the latest from Jill Shalvis - and there's a giveaway!

Author Jill Shalvis has a new book releasing this coming Tuesday - ANIMAL MAGNETISM. I was fortunate enough to read a very early copy and can vouch that in typical Jill style, this book has a beautiful setting that comes to life under Jill's pen, charming, witty characters that you will fall in love with, and sensuality and heat to please all romance fans.

This alpha male is going to bring out her wild side…
Sunshine, Idaho, is a small and sunny town—the perfect home for man and beast. Well, maybe not for man, as pilot-for-hire Brady Miller discovers when his truck is rear-ended by what appears to be Noah’s Ark.
The co-owner of the town’s only kennel, Lilah Young has good reason to be distracted behind the wheel—there are puppies, a piglet, and a duck in her Jeep. But, she doesn’t find it hard to focus on the angry, gorgeous stranger she’s collided with.
Lilah has lived in Sunshine all her life, and though Brady is just passing through, he has her abandoning her instincts and giving in to a primal desire. It’s Brady’s nature to resist being tied down, but there’s something about Lilah and her menagerie—both animal and human—that keeps him coming back for more…

Jill has a fun excerpt on her website, so be sure to check it out! And once you've checked out the excerpt and want to order your own copy, here's a link to Amazon!
To celebrate the release of ANIMAL MAGNETISM on Tuesday, Jill is offering one reader here a book from her back list. To be entered, just comment with what you're currently reading, or a recent read that you would like us all to know about! I think word of mouth is the best recommendation a book can get and I love those referrals from other romance lovers. Do you have a favorite "Jill" book? I love them all, but an oldie, SERVING UP TROUBLE remains one of my very favorites. I've read it so many times that I can practically quote parts of it word for word! I'll draw the winning name on Friday, February 4th. And remember to stop back to see if you're the winner because I won't seek you out!
Thanks for checking out ANIMAL MAGNETISM, and special thanks to Jill for giving away a book to one of my special readers!

Friday, January 28, 2011

New winners named for Toni Blake's SUGAR CREEK

Once again, I'm offering up my apologies for being neglectful here. Frustratingly enough, even while I've been a slacker for a handful of weeks, I've never heard from the two winners of copies of Toni Blake's SUGAR CREEK. I'm naming new winners and hoping that they will come forward. If not, I will set them aside for a Valentine's Day contest that I'm working on. The new winners are CYBERCLIPER and VIRGINIA. Ladies, please send your mailing info to me at - I'll give the new winners until Thursday to get in touch.

And don't forget, the SUGAR CREEK giveaway is in celebration of the release of WHISPER FALLS, the third book in Toni's "Destiny" series, set in Ohio. So fun to read books set in your own back yard!

More book chatter and contests coming soon, perhaps even later today!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Toni Blake's latest, WHISPER FALLS, there's a giveaway!

UPDATE: So sorry to be a day late in announcing the winners of Toni Blake's SUGAR CREEK. Lindsay and her boyfriend were with us for dinner and then some television after and it completely slipped my mind. The winner of the autographed copy of SUGAR CREEK is Ammy Belle! The non-autographed winner is Sarah! Congratulations, ladies! Please contact me at by Friday with your mailing information. If I don't hear from you by Friday, I'll draw a new winner/winners. Thanks to all who commented! Look for an introduction to a new author (with a new contest) in the next day or two.
Have a great week!

The latest in Toni Blake's "Destiny" series, WHISPER FALLS, has been released and is available at your favorite bookseller. If you don't find it - ask for it! Booksellers can't read our minds and need to know what our preferences are! I have WHISPER FALLS on my Kindle but haven't yet had the opportunity to read it. Don't you love the gorgeous covers they've given this series? Toni has given me an autographed copy of the second book in this series, SUGAR CREEK, and I have another copy (not autographed) for giveaway - those details are below!

A little about WHISPER FALLS:
Welcome to Destiny, Ohio—where coming home means finding your true heart and maybe even your true love.
Tessa Sheridan came crawling back home to Destiny after her big city interior design career crumbled. Now not only must she struggle to make ends meet, she has to contend with a biker next door and the roar of Harleys shattering the serenity of her cabin in the woods. Worse still, her sexy bad boy neighbor makes her feel breathless and weak—and shy, petite Tessa knows what a major mistake it would be to get involved with someone so…dangerous.
They say that former teen rebel Lucky Romo has a dark, secret past—that he’s trouble with a capital “T.” Still, Tessa feels all tingly when she sees how well he fills out a pair of tight jeans. And when Lucky invites her into his world, she knows the intense heat sparking between them could lead her somewhere wild and wonderful…and, yes, dangerous!

Toni has a great excerpt and ordering info on her website - take a sec and check it out!
Now, for the giveaway! I have two copies of SUGAR CREEK (I especially love this cover) for giveaway. One is autographed (thanks, Toni!) and one is not. Just leave a comment and you'll be entered. Have you read Toni's books? What about her alter ego, Lacey Alexander, have you read her sizzling stories? Have a favorite? Let us know! I'll draw two winners on Sunday, January 9 (first name drawn gets the autographed copy), so check back. Remember, I don't track down winners so it's up to you to stop back to see if you've won.

Thanks for checking it out - and good luck!