Posts Categorized: giveaways

Jan 31
Interview: Marci Jefferson + Giveaway

Interview: Marci Jefferson + Giveaway

Today’s our stop on the Girl on the Golden Coin blog tour and I’m thrilled to welcome Marci Jefferson to Lit, etc! Her debut novel, Girl on the Golden Coin, will be released on February 11th and ah I loved this book so much! I’ve reviewed it here . Giveaway details are located at the end of the interview along with a synopsis of Girl on the Golden Coin. I loved this book so much that in addition to the copy being offered by St. Martin’s Press, I’m giving away an additional copy. Please note: the copy being given away by me is open international as long as The Book Depository ships to where you live (check here), you’re 18 or older and void where prohibited by law. Good luck!… Read more »

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Jan 20
Book Review: Antoinette van Heugten’s The Tulip Eaters + Giveaway

Book Review: Antoinette van Heugten’s The Tulip Eaters + Giveaway

I’ll be up front and state how excited I was to read Antoinette van Heugten’s The Tulip Eaters and when the opportunity came to review it, I couldn’t pass up the chance. While I liked van Heugten’s writing, overall The Tulip Eaters falls a bit short. Imagine coming home after a tiring day at work and your worst nightmare has come true. Your mother has been murdered and your daughter is missing. That’s exactly what has happened to Nora de Jong and while the police try to piece together who the dead man on the floor is, Nora only wants to know the fate of her daughter. Days pass and still no word regarding her daughter when Nora suddenly discovers a family secret. Little does she know, her world is… Read more »

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Dec 05
25 Days of Book Boyfriends: Nicholas Brisbane + Giveaway

25 Days of Book Boyfriends: Nicholas Brisbane + Giveaway

Yay! I’m really excited to be part of the 25 Days of Book Boyfriends hosted by Lovin’ los libros, Readers Live a 1000 Lives, and Starbucks & Books Obsession. As several of you know, I have way too many fictional boyfriends and today I’m going to share with you someone I met over the summer. See, I’d seen him mentioned a few times, but I didn’t have the courage to meet him until I was called for jury duty. I complained and when I found out you could spend your free time in the waiting room doing what you wanted, I knew what I was going to do: I was going to finally crack open the first book in the Lady Julia Grey series. I was memorized from the moment… Read more »

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Dec 01
Interview: Sylvain Reynard + Giveaway

Interview: Sylvain Reynard + Giveaway

I’m honored to welcome Sylvian Reynard to Lit, etc! I adored Gabriel’s Inferno when I first read it and really enjoyed Gabriel’s Rapture. I’m really excited to share the interview and hopefully you’ll enjoy getting to know SR a little more. The info for the tour wide giveaway is located below the interview, but I’m also giving away a print copy of your choice: Gabriel’s Inferno, Gabriel’s Rapture, or Gabriel’s Redemption and it’s international as long as The Book Depository ships to where you live. Just leave a comment telling me who would play you in a film of your life. Q. Hello and welcome to Lit, etc! I’m thrilled to have you and it feels as a graduation of sorts (I was a member of the Professor’s Graduate seminar)…. Read more »

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Nov 01
Blog Tour: Review-Shelly Frome’s Tinseltown Riff

Blog Tour: Review-Shelly Frome’s Tinseltown Riff

I just love the cover for Shelly Frome’s Tinseltown Riff! It’s a perfect fit for a book set in Hollywood and about a screenwriter trying to catch a break. The writing is solid and narration is in third person. At times, Tinseltown Riff does read more like a screenplay rather than a novel and it can frustrate a reader because a scene will cut to a different set of characters and you’re left wondering where it is all going. Though, I will admit Frome has a talent to write as if you’re seeing a movie rather than reading a book. One can only hope Tinseltown Riff will one day be adapted and can be seen on screen. He also intermixes a bit of Spanish among a few character conversations. If… Read more »

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Oct 21
Book Review: Charles Finch’s An Old Betrayal + Giveaway

Book Review: Charles Finch’s An Old Betrayal + Giveaway

It’s always a treat to settle down with a Charles Finch novel and An Old Betrayal doesn’t disappoint. An Old Betrayal is the seventh book in the Charles Lenox series and if you haven’t read the series, you can delve right in since most books can be read as a standalone. Finch isn’t one to drown the reader in a character’s back story and therefore I do recommend you start from the beginning with A Beautiful Blue Death, but it’s not necessary. Set in 1875, An Old Betrayal picks up a year after A Death in the Small Hours ends. Former gentleman detective turned Member of Parliament, Charles Lenox, finds himself busy in the House of Commons and as Junior Lord of the Treasury. When the opportunity arises to assist… Read more »

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Sep 30
Interview: Daniel Kalla + Giveaway

Interview: Daniel Kalla + Giveaway

I’m really excited to welcome Daniel Kalla today to Literary, etc! His book, Rising Sun, Falling Shadow is already available. If you’re a fan of historical fiction or the Second World War then this a MUST read for you. Walk…no make that run to your nearest book retailer and purchase it. I can’t stress enough how much I enjoyed this book. I reviewed it here. Giveaway details are located at the end of the interview along with a synopsis of Rising Sun, Falling Shadow (US/CAN only). Q. Tell me something about Daniel Kalla other than the standard bio on your website. I have never lived in a house without a dog. Our current pet is Lola, an adorable six-year-old black lab who can charm you with a glance and will… Read more »

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Sep 27
Book Review: Mina Vaughn’s How to Discipline Your Vampire + Giveaway

Book Review: Mina Vaughn’s How to Discipline Your Vampire + Giveaway

When I first read the synopsis for Mina Vaughn’s How to Discipline Your Vampire, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it because it sounded like a really fun read. While Vaughn does deliver on humor, the romance aspect between Cerise and William was a bit underdeveloped. Cerise Norrell is a substitute school teacher by day and a Domme by night. Unable to find a sub worthy of her and her expectations, she offers trial periods to potential candidates. No one seems to interest her or able to meet her demands, but then out of nowhere William Gentry appears and he’s ready to submit. Together Cerise and William embark on a test period to see if they’ll be a match. William surprises Cerise by meeting her demands and oftentimes… Read more »

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Sep 09
Blog Tour: Review-Angela Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Angela Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet + Giveaway

I’ll go ahead and admit it: I wanted to be part of the blog tour based on the cover alone! It’s gorgeous, but when I actually read the synopsis, I was intrigued and Angela Carlie doesn’t disappoint! Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet is a story within a story and by that I mean, we get Jenny’s story and a glimpse into the book she’s writing. Jenny is an author and dreams of publishing her book and it becoming a bestseller in order for her husband, Jason, to quit his job and spend more time with her and the girls. I really enjoyed Carlie’s writing and she knows how to throw a curve ball I didn’t see coming. The alternate text from the story Jenny was writing was engaging and at times,… Read more »

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Sep 03
Only Between Us Release Day Blitz : Excerpt + Giveaway

Only Between Us Release Day Blitz : Excerpt + Giveaway

I’m really excited about Mila Ferrera’s Only Between Us! It sounds like a great read! I have an excerpt and there’s a giveaway for a digital copy. Synopsis: Last semester, Romy escaped from an abusive relationship with the guy she’d thought was the man of her dreams. This semester she’s putting herself back together, determined to reclaim her passion for art and for life. When she signs up for a painting class at the local art co-op, the possibility of passion becomes very real — in the form of her teacher, Caleb. Both mysterious and seriously hot, Caleb bares his soul on his canvases, and Romy’s fascinated by what she sees. Caleb is just trying to keep his head above water. Caring for his traumatized, unstable sister is getting harder… Read more »

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Jul 13
Darynda Jones Southwest Book Fiesta & Book Signing Wrap Up + Giveaway

Darynda Jones Southwest Book Fiesta & Book Signing Wrap Up + Giveaway

I meant to post this wrap up of meeting Darynda Jones this past May in June but things were a bit hectic. I then decided since I was attending her reading of Fifth Grave Past the Light, I would wait to post the wrap up. I’m going to combine both events into one post. There’s a signed copy of Fifth Grave with swag up for grabs (sorry guys US / Canada only because of shipping). Southwest Book Fiesta wrap up can be found here. • Picked Albuquerque for the setting of her Charley Davidson because it’s an urban setting and she lived in the city for 7 years.  Plus it’s part of the whole write what you know advice. • Her Darklight trilogy ends in October when the third book… Read more »

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Jun 30

Cover Madness Giveaway – International

Cover Madness Giveaway Hop is hosted by Alluring Reads and Xpresso Reads. I’m a sucker for books and their beautiful covers! I’m happy to be part of the Cover Madness blog hop! I present you with 18 books that are up for up grabs and one lucky winner will win ONE (their choice from the list). I’ve chosen books that should appeal to everyone and in different genres too! Chelsea Cain’s Let Me Go (publication: August 13th) Chris Bohjalian’s The Light in the Ruins (publication: July 9th) Darynda Jones’ Fifth Grave Past the Light (publication: July 9th)* can be signed since she’ll be in my area Megan Shepherd’s Her Dark Curiosity (publication: January 2014) Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl (publication: September 10th) Tracey Gravis Graves’ Covet (publication: September 17th) Rosamund Hodge’s Cruel… Read more »

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