Gratitude Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to the Seventh Annual Gratitude Giveaway Hop, hosted by Bookhounds!

To thank YOU, my readers, I’m giving away a the winner’s choice of a $10 gift card or a $10 book. To enter, use the Rafflecopter below.

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Gratitude Giveaways Hop

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Welcome to the Sixth Annual Gratitude Giveaways Hop, hosted by I Am a Reader, Not A Writer and Bookhounds!

To thank YOU, my readers, I’m giving away a the winner’s choice of a $10 gift card or a $10 book. To enter, use the Rafflecopter below.

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For more chances to win, visit the other stops on this hop!

The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 11-16-14

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We’re moving in less than three weeks. The panic has not yet set in, but it will. This chapter of the travels (and perils) of Marlene is moving back to the Atlanta area, pretty close to where we lived two years ago. We went back to look for a place to live, and it felt like deja vu all over again – everything seemed awfully familiar. But in a good way. It was just weird that we returned to a hotel room instead of going back home. But we will soon. My mom is just thrilled that we’ll be somewhat closer again. Atlanta isn’t actually close to Cincinnati, but it is way closer than Seattle. Or Anchorage.

I got a LOT of books read on the plane to and from Atlanta in the last couple of weeks. Which helped considerably in figuring out what this week’s reviews would be.

But speaking of reviews, last Thursday Cass and I did a joint rant about a book. I don’t normally trash books (although Cass often does) but this particular book was such a disappointment. The upcoming week’s books were loads more fun!

Current Giveaways:

$10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card in the Gratitude Giveaways Hop
$25 Gift card plus a copy of The Garden Plot by Marty Wingate

Winner Announcements:

The winner of The French Executioner by CC Humphreys is Carol L.

gratitude-2013Blog Recap:

B+ Review: The Red Book of Primrose House by Marty Wingate + Giveaway
A Review: Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe
A- Review: Dirty Laundry by Rhys Ford
C-/D Joint Rant: Til Dragons Do Us Part by Lorenda Christensen
B Review: In the Company of Sherlock Holmes edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
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phoenix rising by ballantine and morrisComing Next Week:

Temporal Shift (Blood Hunter/Dark Desires #4) by Nina Croft (review)
The Legend of the Highland Dragon (Highland Dragon #1) by Isabel Cooper (review)
Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #1) by Philippa Ballantine and Tee Morris (review)
Slow Hand (Hot Cowboy Nights #1) by Victoria Vane (blog tour review)
The Mark of the Tala (Twelve Kingdoms #1) by Jeffe Kennedy (review)

Gratitude Giveaways Hop

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Welcome to the Fifth Annual Gratitude Giveaways Hop, hosted by I Am a Reader, Not A Writer!

To thank YOU, my readers, I’m giving away a $10 gift card to the winner’s choice of Amazon or Barnes & Noble. To enter, use the Rafflecopter below.

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For more chances to win, visit the other stops on this hop!

The Sunday Post AKA What’s On My (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 11-17-13

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For those of us in the U.S., we’re still two weeks away from Thanksgiving (and Hanukkah!) but the Best Books of 2013 lists are already starting to appear like harbingers of Winter. (I can hear you now, fans of Game of Thrones, intoning that “Winter is Coming!”) Well, yes, it is, but I want my holidays first!

I know that the holidays are coming because Library Journal just asked me for the 2013 Best Ebook Romances list. I think we have a tradition, since this is now my third annual column. (For the curious a look back at the 2011 and 2012 lists). Picking the 10 best is hard. Picking the 10 best and writing them up on deadline is even harder.

SFRQuarterly_issue1_coverAs they say, it’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it. And this is one job that I love!

Speaking of love, if you love science fiction romance and have somehow missed the meteor shower announcing the first issue of Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly, consider this your captain speaking. Our first issue is awesome. Download us to your tricorder and enjoy!

Once you come back from the future, here’s what’s going on at Reading Reality…

Current Giveaways:

The Stranger You Know by Andrea Kane (print copy, USA and Canada)
Trancehack by Sonya Clark (digital copy)
Bewitching Book Tours Hot Holiday Giveaway
Gratitude Giveaways Hop – $10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

Blog Recap:

ill be home for christmas by jessica scottBittersweet Magic Release Day Blast + Giveaway
A Review: I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Jessica Scott
A- Review: The Stranger You Know by Andrea Kane
Guest Post by Author Andrea Kane + Giveaway
B Review: Highland Shifter by Catherine Bybee
A Review: Trancehack by Sonya Clark
Guest Post by Author Sonya Clark on Trancehacking + Giveaway
Gratitude Giveaways Hop
Bewitching Book Tours Hot Holiday Giveaway
Vote for Real-Life Heroines: Harlequin’s More Than Words Awards 2014
Stacking the Shelves (67)

Coming Next Week:

seductive powers by rebecca royceTangled Web by Crista McHugh (review)
Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams (blog tour review)
Countdown by Michelle Rowen (review by Cass)
Bittersweet Magic by Nina Croft (blog tour review + giveaway)
Highland Protector by Catherine Bybee (blog tour review + giveaway)
Seductive Powers by Rebecca Royce (blog tour review + giveaway)

Gratitude Giveaways Hop

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Welcome to the Fourth Annual Gratitude Giveaways Hop, hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer!

To thank, you, my readers, I’m giving away a $10 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. To enter, use the Rafflecopter below.

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For more chances to win, visit the other stops on this hop!

The Sunday Post AKA What’s On My (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 11-10-13

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Veterans Day Poster 2010For many people in the United States, this is a three-day weekend. November 11 is Veterans Day, the day we celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans. It also coincides with holidays around the world such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.

Veterans Day is not one of those holidays that gets moved around to the nearest convenient Monday. The date of November 11 has historical significance (see above, end of WWI). This year 11/11 just happens to be on a Monday.

And now on to our regularly scheduled linkification of bloggy events from this week and next week…

Current Giveaways:

The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins (paperback-US/CAN only) ends 11/16
$20 Amazon Gift Card (tourwide giveaway from Tiffany Allee) ends 11/14

Winner Announcements:

$10 Gift Card from the Fall Into Winter Romance Giveaway Hop — Perava P.
Work in Progress by Christina Esdon (ebook) — BN100
Take Me Cowboy by Jane Porter (ebook) — Jo J.
Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster (paperback) — Lily B.

Fiddlehead by Cherie PriestBlog Recap:

B Review: The Best Man by Kristan Higgins
B+ Review: The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins + Giveaway
A Review: Fiddlehead by Cherie Priest
B+ Review: Foreplay by Sophie Jordan
B Review: Vampire Games by Tiffany Allee + Giveaway
Stacking the Shelves (66)

Coming Next Week:

gratitude-giveaway hop 2013I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Jessica Scott (review)
Bittersweet Magic by Nina Croft Release Day Blast + Giveaway
The Stranger You Know by Andrea Kane (blog tour review + guest post + giveaway)
Highland Shifter by Catherine Bybee (review)
Trancehack by Sonya Clark (blog tour review + guest post + giveaway)
Vote for Real-Life Heroines: Harlequin’s More Than Words Awards 2014
Gratitude Giveaways Hop