Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lovin' Me Some Romance: *Promo & Giveaway* The Succubus Diaries by Jill My...

Lovin' Me Some Romance: *Promo & Giveaway* The Succubus Diaries by Jill My...: "Series Focus: The Succubus Diaries MY FAIR SUCCUBI by Jill Myles The Succubus Diaries Book Three Releases December 28, 2010 IT SUCKS TO ..."

BookHounds: GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Duchess of Sin by Laurel McKee

BookHounds: GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Duchess of Sin by Laurel McKee: "@AmandaLaurel1"

The Romance Reviews: FEATURE and GIVEAWAY: Tempted by Fate by Kate Perr...

The Romance Reviews: FEATURE and GIVEAWAY: Tempted by Fate by Kate Perr...: "The Guardians of Destiny series Book #3 Willow Tarata is a Guardian who trusts no one. She hunts those who prey on the vulnerable. And sh..."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

JoJosBookCorner: NEW Monthly Giveaway!

JoJosBookCorner: NEW Monthly Giveaway!: "*UPDATED* NEW MONTHLY GIVEAWAY! Ok so I was thinking the other day, and decided I needed to start a new monthly giveaway here on JoJosBookC..."

Monday, November 1, 2010

Reading Angel: Blogiversary Giveaway

Reading Angel: Blogiversary Giveaway: "Today is my 2 year blogiversary and so, I'm giving YOU the present! What am I giving you? I have 2 different Prize Packs. PRIZE PACK #1A 10..."

Monday, October 25, 2010

Welcome Cynthia Eden

Welcome Cynthia Eden

Today we have the talented Caridad Pineiro's call story!

Today we have the talented Caridad Pineiro's call story!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Lori Devoti's call story and chance to win Football plates and more!

Lori Devoti's call story and chance to win Football plates and more!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jo Ramsey interview & giveaway on the Bitten By Books Blog

Check out this great interview & giveaway from Bitten By Books and Jo Ramsey

Monday, October 18, 2010

Jeaniene Frost giveaway at Over The Edge Book Reviews Blog

Jeaniene Frost interview and giveaway at Over The Edge Book Reviews Blog

I've heard such great things about this author - you'll want to check this out for sure. :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Confessions of a Bookaholic: Haunted Halloween: Adult Giveaway

Confessions of a Bookaholic: Haunted Halloween: Adult Giveaway: "It's an Adult Book Prize Pack Giveaway!! Two winners for this one. Each will receive 5 books and some swag. Want to know what you have a..."

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lovin' Me Some Romance: October Monthly Giveaway!

Lovin' Me Some Romance: October Monthly Giveaway!: "Well, here we are speeding our way through October and I still haven't even gotten used to writing 2010 for the date. *sigh* But there's muc..."

Friday, October 1, 2010

BookHounds Blog: October Paranormal Romance Giveaway

Three sets of four books! Check it out:

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Lauren Willing Giveaway at Over The Edge Book Reviews

Win a copy of Lauren Willig's October release, 'The Secret History of the Pink Carnation'

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Romance Reviews: REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Play Dirty by Lorie O'Clare

The Romance Reviews: REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Play Dirty by Lorie O'Clare: "ISBN 978-0312372156 Genre: Romantic Suspense (c) September 2010, St. Martin's Paperbacks Lorie O'Clare's website Rating: 4 stars Availa..."

Monday, September 27, 2010

ACK!!! Moonlight To Twilight Blog: WORST book titles and covers...ever

Moonlight To Twilight Blog: WORST book titles and covers...ever: "These vintage book titles and covers will make you cringe... hard to pick the worst one, but that's what I want you to do. Tell me which on..."

Friday, September 24, 2010

Giveaway: $50 CSN Gift Certificate

Check out the Obsessed! blog for a $50 CSN Gift Certificate Giveaway

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Welcoming The Fall Giveaway

Here's another great blog giveaway you won't want to miss:

Reading Angel: Welcoming the Fall GIVEAWAY

Reading Angel: Welcoming the Fall GIVEAWAY: "Welcoming the Fall Giveaway is hosted by Good Choice Reading. You can go there for a full list of all the blogs participating. What can y..."

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Leontine's Book Realm: Guestblog: Erin McCarthy "Got Fur" & Giveaway

Leontine's Book Realm: Guestblog: Erin McCarthy "Got Fur" & Giveaway: "Today I'm so excited to have Erin McCarthy here in my realm! She talks werewolves and I'm always more than ready to have some more wolves on..."

Friday, September 10, 2010

Blogfest 2010

Blogfest 2010 has begun! Don't miss it - there are more prizes than you can shake a stick at! ;)

BlogFest 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Romance Reviews: GUEST POST and GIVEAWAY: Weighing in on...Erotic R...

The Romance Reviews: GUEST POST and GIVEAWAY: Weighing in on...Erotic R...: "by Hope Tarr Website As a Libran, I’m obsessed with balance or at least the illusion of it. “I feel so out-of-balance,” I’ve been known to..."

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Mini Review: When Blood Calls by JK Beck

I just finished reading an ARC of 'When Blood Calls' by J.K. Beck (aka well-known author Julie Kenner), and I have to post a rave. It was phenomenal! Dark, twisty, sexy, engrossing, smart -- overall, simply brilliant! I'm so glad they're releasing the next two books in the series soon ('When Pleasure Rules' will be out at the end of this month and 'When Wicked Craves' will be released at the end of October) because I hate having to wait too long between books, especially in a series that I really dig. This is one series you'll definitely want to check out. If you aren't convinced yet, look at this delicious cover & tell me you can resist it:

The other covers look equally luscious:


Go buy the first one now, and pre-order the others!

Monday, August 30, 2010

GIVEAWAY & BLOG TOUR: Sin Undone by Larissa Ione

You won't want to miss this giveaway on the BookHounds blog (or the book, if you don't win)

GIVEAWAY & BLOG TOUR: Sin Undone by Larissa Ione

And if you're one of the few people who haven't read this series yet, get started now!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Lynsay Sands giveaway on Over The Edge Book Reviews Blog

Hop on over to the Over The Edge Book Reviews blog to enter the giveaway for a copy of 'Born To Bite' by bestselling author, Lynsay Sands!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

20 Days of Enchantment with Anya Bast

From August 16th to September 7th Anya Bast will be giving away a book every day (except Sundays) on her blog. Check back every day for your chance to win. The contests for the daily giveaways and the grand prizes are open to international entrants. These giveaways are void where prohibited. There will be books from Elizabeth Naughton, Ann Aguirre, Beth Kery, Lauren Dane and Cynthia Eden (just to name a few).

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

In My Mailbox

Look what came in the mail today:

Doesn't it look delicious? It's the first book in the upcoming Shadow Keepers' trilogy, and it looks fantastic. You can read all about the series on J.K. Beck's web site.

I'll be posting my thoughts as soon as I get a chance to read it. :)


Friday, August 6, 2010

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer Giveaway

Three blogs, six chances to win! Enter on all three blogs to increase your odds of winning. Each blog will choose two winners, and each winner will receive an August, September, or October 2010 release book from the book depository up to $15 in value.  

  1. Reading Angel
  2. Candace's Book Blog
  3. Pure Imagination

Review: Simply Sinful by Kate Pearce

Here's a snippet from my review of 'Simply Sinful' by Kate Pearce (also a TwoLips Reviews Recommended Read): 

I love straightforward characters, and Simply Sinful is filled with them. Just like she did in Simply SexualKate Pearce employs refreshing honesty rather than relying on the tired ploys of scheming and lies found in some historical romances. This is how erotic historical romance should be written, and Ms. Pearce has solidified her position on my short list of favorite authors.

I loved seeing Abby's self-confidence blossom as she discovers her ability to arouse Peter. I also loved seeing Peter realize he’s both capable and worthy of love. This book is sizzling hot and perfectly provocative. Readers should be warned that this book contains explicit male-male sex, but it’s handled very tastefully. In fact, it’s really, really hot.

Simply Sinful
 has all the qualities I look for in a romance novel. I absolutely loved it.

Review: Simply Sexual by Kate Pearce

I occasionally review for TwoLipsReviews and I thought I'd share a few of my favorite reviews. Here's a snippet of one I wrote for 'Simply Sexual' by Kate Pearce, which I also gave a Reviewer's Choice Award and tagged as a Recommended Read:

"I adore a good erotic historical, and this one is absolutely wonderful, with intelligent characters, complex emotions and a plot that engaged my emotions to a rare high. This will appeal to anyone who likes an emotionally tortured hero who finds peace because of his wife's unconditional love. Very highly recommended."

Read the whole review here

Versatile Blogger Award

What? I won a blog award? Hey! My thanks to Jeanette at Today & Everyday for including me. :>]

Here's what you're supposed to do if you receive the award:

  1. (no brainer) Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.
  4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award!
Here are my 7 things:
  1. I'm a mother of a five-year-old with autism, who is the light of my life. 
  2. I'm completely in love with my husband. We're so compatible it's almost scary. We've been married almost 15 years. Halloween is our anniversary.
  3. I'm a work-at-home Mom. I make and sell bath & body products that I sell on my web site, I'm a scent addict.
  4. I was an exchange student for a year in Mexico, back in the mid-80's. I came home, majored in Spanish in college, moved away to teach high school Spanish for a year, hated it, quit and moved back home. I never looked back. But I still maintain some of the friendships I made while I was in Mexico.
  5. My favorite sub-genres are erotic romance, contemporary romance, historical romance and paranormal romance. I only read romance - no other genres interest me. I need to know I'm getting a happy ending... and I love smut. :)
  6. I enjoy playing video games when I can, but I haven't played much since Rhys was born. Some of my favorites are: Diablo I & II, Baldur's Gate, Half Life, Halo I & II, Legacy of Kane, Doom III, and Fable.
  7. I have two brothers - one older, one younger -  and they're my best friends. 

Here are the 15 blogs I've selected to share this award with:

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! 


Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Check out this cool contest & win fun stuff on the Smutketeers blog

i would buy this just for the cover alone - and the book looks fabuloso!
(I want this chocolate voodoo doll!)

and a love goddess mug? oooh yeah!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Browse Inside : A Hunger Like No Other

Read this book online FREE on the Pocket After Dark web site.

Browse Inside : A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

Monday, August 2, 2010

Whittling The TBR

Here's a fun new meme from The Romance Reviews blog, and it's one that I really need to participate in.

Whittling the TBR is an event hosted by The Romance Reviews every Tuesday, and aims to decrease the TBR pile one book at a time. The purpose of this event is two-fold: 1.) to help book lovers tackle their ever-growing TBR pile as part of a community effort, and 2.) to bring not-so-recently published books to light.

My current read just happens to fall into this category: 'Tempt Me At Twilight' by Lisa Kleypas. I've been hoarding her more recent books for quite a while, and I finally decided to delve into them. She's one of my favorite historical romance authors, and this series has really captured my interest. 

Win 5 Romance Books

Check out this sweet giveaway! Win 5 Romance Books on the BookHounds blog

Winner will be chosen by on 8/20/10

GIVEAWAY AND BLOG TOUR: Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt

Visit the BookHounds blog to get in on this fantastic giveaway.

Winner will be chosen by on 8.17.10

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Romance Reviews: Sizzling Summer Giveaway!

The Romance Reviews: Sizzling Summer Giveaway!: "Thanks to Hachette Book Group, we've got a Super Giveaway for the month of August! Three winners will each win a set of these great books be..."

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Author Louise Delamore Interview and Contest

Check out the author interview and contest on the Bitten by Books blog. The author asks some fun questions!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Allyson James Interview & Giveaway

Check out the fantastic interview with Allyson James and enter to win a copy of 'Stormwalker' on the Over The Edge Book Reviews blog:

Leontine's Book Realm: Guestblog - A guide into the smut by @Ferishia

Leontine's Book Realm: Guestblog - A guide into the smut by @Ferishia: "Hello all *waves* I’m Ferishia! My lovely twitter friend Leontine has invited me here to her blog to tell you which books I think should b..."

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer Lovin' Giveaway- Prize Pack #3

More fantastic goodies! Summer Lovin' Giveaway- Prize Pack #3

Monday, July 26, 2010


I love getting books in the mail! Here's what the mailman (and the FedEx man) brought today:


Deadly Fear Book Trailer

Prize Pack #2 has been posted

The 2nd Summer Lovin' Giveaway prize pack has been posted on the Confessions of a Bookaholic blog. Check it out!

Cynthia Eden book giveaway

Hop on over to the BookHounds blog for a giveaway of Cynthia Eden's book 'Deadly Fear'. Don't forget to read Mary's fantastic comments about the book. Winner will be chosen on 8/10/10.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Confessions of a Bookaholic Summer Lovin' Giveaway

You won't want to miss this one:

There will be lots of prize packs & cool stuff. You'll have until August 19th to sign up.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Great Day

This was a great book day. Not only did I win enough points today to get another $5 gift card from SwagBucks, I also got 3 books in the mail that I won from a Romance Junkies giveaway. Here's what I got. Don't they look fantastic?

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Alas, my dear books are packed in boxes, not stored on bookshelves. We moved into a new home in January and a whole lot of stuff is still in boxes and probably will remain there indefinitely, because I like how things look without all the clutter. But if I had my books on shelves, they would probably look something like this (times 3 -- I've got A LOT of books):

If I were shopping for bookshelves (which I'm honestly not, because boxes work just fine for me), I'd be digging on these:

(found this one on the bookshelvesofdoom blog - doesn't that have a nice ring to it?)

This is bending my brain a little bit. I think I like it.

So how about you? Do you have your books on shelves, or are you a slug like me & have them all stashed away in boxes? Visit Candace's Book Blog & share pics of your shelves (or someone else's, like I did). She's going a really keen giveaway here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Win an ARC from Jaci Burton

I'm so sad to see this series end! But here's a little something to cheer you up: Jaci Burton is having a giveaway on her blog for an ARC of 'Riding The Night'. 

As always, the cover is gorgeous:

Hop on over to Jaci's blog & enter to win! 

Giveaway & Interview with Urban Fantasy author Alexis Morgan

Hot cover alert!
The contest is open to all and will be running until July 18, 2010.  Go now!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Warning: Smutty Researchers At Play

How can I not love this? 

Leontine's Book Realm

Here are the details from Leontine's Book Realm Blog: 


July 19th: Column - A gal and her smut + the grand 'Research the Smut' G
iveaway: a 30 dollar Gift Certificate to any e-book store I can buy a GC

July 20th: Guestblog - Smutty approved book characters by KC from Smokinhotbooks
Giveaway: Copy of The Darkest Lie send to you by the author (For US only)

July 21st: My first time story & an excerpt + G
iveaway: a novel from Joey W Hill's backlist send to you by the author.

July 27th: Guestreview - Lorelei James, Raising Kane by Janna from Erotromreader +
Giveaway: E-copy giveaway of a Rough Rider novel by choice.

July 28th: Guestblog - A guide into the smut by @Ferishia +
Giveaway: A copy of Demon’s Fire send to you by the author.

July 30th: Interview with R.G Alexander about her upcoming release, Possess Me +
Giveaway: $ 10,- Gift Certificate to Amazon given by the author.

The rules for each giveaway:

 You can assume each giveaway is international unless states otherwise. Author’s have been extremely generous but even their generosity has limits sometimes!

 Every [meaningful] comment you make on a blogpost with a giveaway attached will be an entry to that particular giveaway. So if you make 3 comments, you will be entered 3 times.

 I will announce all winners to each giveaway on August 4th, you are personally responsible for contacting me with your snail mail or e-mail information."

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Choose Your Book Giveaway

Run over to the Today & Everyday blog for this most excellent giveaway:

Then come back here & tell me what book you would pick. :)

I'm impressed

Right now I'm reading a great time travel romance by Sara Mackenzie called 'Return of the Highlander', and I'm really impressed with how the author is handling the time travel aspect.

I usually enjoy a good time travel romance, but this one is especially impressing me. Why? The hero has been sent to the present day, but it's not like SNAP, he's here, what's for breakfast? No, he has to work at being seen and heard (and eventually felt) by the heroine. I think that's a nice touch.

Monday, July 12, 2010

In The Mail

Looky what came in the mail today! A copy of the anthology, 'Some Like It Rough', signed by Susan Lyons! Doesn't it look delicious? 

Once Upon A Read-A-Thon Mini Challenge

OK, here's an interesting mini challenge from the Book Crazy Blog for this week's Once Upon A Read-A-Thon: "pick your favorite book and/or character and pair it with a song and/or photo that reminds you of the person or setting in the book".

I love books and I love music, so this is a really fun one. But I don't think I can pick ONE favorite book, so I'm going with the book I'm just finishing up right now, 'Riding Wild' by Jaci Burton, from her Wild Riders series.

If you haven't read this series yet, you really need to check it out. I did it a little bit backwards and read some of the other books in the series first, but it was OK because they can be read out of order.

So the basic premise of the series is that the heroes are skilled thieves who now work for a secret government agency, stealing back things that have been stolen from the government, but can't be retrieved by conventional means. Here's the song that I'd pair with this series, from one of my favorite hardcore bands, Ministry:

Fun, no? :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

From The Romance Reviews Blog

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Perhaps Love by Madison Blake

Contest Duration: July 8 to 12 (up to 12 midnight EST)

One Week of Wolves from Vivian Arend

Check it out here:

July 27- August 3 Vivian Arend is holding an extended week of celebration to get ready for the release of Under the Northern Lights–the print anthology of the first two books in the popular Granite Lake series. There will be daily prizes from great authors like Lauren Dane, Lisa Hendrix, Ann Agruirre, Moira Rogers, Bianca D’Arc, and a chance for her to say thank you to some of the people who have really made this possible.

Among The Muses Blog - Giveaway Birthday Bash!

Check out this great giveaway with three weeks of prizes:

The Romance Review Celebration Contest

Check this out! To celebrate the opening of The Romance Reviews, they're holding a contest for an international giveaway!

Top Prize: US$50 Gift Certificate from Amazon or Book Depository (1 winner)

Other Prizes: Ten (10) print books and ten (10) ebooks for giveaway to twenty lucky winners. All giveaways are brand new books.

Contest Duration: From July 5, 2010 to August 31, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer Celebration Giveaway at the Pure Imagination Blog

Check it out:

Ends August 6, 2010


I love Highlander romances, and this looks like a really good one:

Hop on over to the blog & enter to win - winners will be chosen on July 12, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

RITA Nominees Giveaway at Seductive Musings

THREE winners will win ALL SIX of these books:

Click here to go to the Seductive Musings blog to read more about this giveaway. Be sure to let them know you heard about the giveaway from the Romance Aficionado blog. :)

The giveaway ends on July 30 and winners will be chosen after the TWA awards ceremonies on July 31, 2010.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Look what came in the mail today!

I recently won an autographed copy of Elizabeth Amber's 'Dane', the 5th book in her Lords of Satyr series. Doesn't the cover look scrumptious?

Monday, July 5, 2010

Win 'A Gentleman Always Remembers' by Candace Camp on Anna's Book Blog

Another great giveaway on Anna's Book Blog

The winner will be announced on July 6, 2010

Once Upon A Read-A-Thon

This looks fun - I'm going to participate in the Once Upon A Read-A-Thon:

Once Upon A Read-A-Thon

Win 'The Wild Irish Sea' by Loucinda McGary on Anna's Book Blog

Win 'The Wild Irish Sea' by Loucinda McGary on Anna's Book Blog:

Winners will be announced July 10, 2010.