February Of Books Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the February Of Books Giveaway Hop, hosted by It Starts at Midnight and Flylef!

The question, as always, is what book or books are you most looking forward to this month?

Special case for the Midwest, what books are beside your nest during this winter’s deep freeze? I looked up the weather for both Chicago and Anchorage – because I’ve lived in both during the winter – and Anchorage is supposed to be more than 30° warmer than Chicago on Thursday. That’s just wrong. I’m happy to be in Atlanta where it’s a sunny 50° as I write this post.

Just because I’m not about to freeze my extremities off does not mean that there aren’t plenty of books I’m looking forward to this month. I’ve been reading lots of SF and fantasy recently, and the books I’m most looking forward to this month are in those genres.

Particularly The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons, The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie, The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, and of course, Mission: Her Defense by one of my fave authors, Anna Hackett.

What about you? What books are you most looking forward to this month? Answer in the rafflecopter for your choice of either a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a $10 Book from the Book Depository.

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December Of Books Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the December Of Books Giveaway Hop, hosted by It Starts at Midnight and Flylef!

The question, this month and every month, is what book or books are you most looking forward to this month?

As a special case for December, the question may possibly be what book or books are you most hoping to find among your holiday presents?

Because of the holidays, the period between Thanksgiving and New Years Day is a bit of a fallow period for publishing. Not many new books come out this month, particularly in comparison to the big spring and fall publishing seasons. Which doesn’t mean there aren’t a few really good books on the reading horizon.

And that’s an excellent thing, because the winter months are always a great time to curl up with a cup of tea or cocoa, a good book, and a sleepy cat.

There are a few books I’m really looking forward to this month. There are always a few books I’m looking forward to every month.

But this month in particular, there’s For the Sake of the Game, edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is the latest entry in their annual collection of new stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes canon, and it always contains one or more marvelous stories. I’m sure that this year will be no exception.

There are also two historical romances that look like a lot of fun. One is Not the Duke’s Darling by Elizabeth Hoyt. This is the first book in her new Greycourt series. It’s always good to get in at the beginning, because her series are always excellent. Eva Leigh’s London Underground series has certainly been terrific, so I’m also looking forward to the upcoming book in that series, Dare to Love a Duke.

And last but certainly not least, comes The Gown by Jennifer Robson, all about the fascinating women who made Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding gown. This book should be very, very grand indeed – just like the gown itself.

What about you? What book or books are you most looking forward to this month? Answer the question in the rafflecopter for a chance at your choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a $10 Book from the Book Depository!

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November of Books Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the November Of Books Giveaway Hop, hosted by It Starts at Midnight and Flylef!

The question, this month and every month, is what book or books are you most looking forward to this month?

Because of the publishing seasons, November is never as big a month as October, and December usually doesn’t have much at all. In theory, this gives me a chance to get make a tiny dent in the towering TBR pile, but the reality is that I just buy more books and/or get more books that aren’t due out for MONTHS!

Not that I don’t have at least a couple of books that I’ve just been dying for pretty much every month!

This month there are three, and they are all due out the same day, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Meaning I’ll have plenty of time to read them over the long Thanksgiving weekend – if I manage to resist temptation that long.

What are they?

First there’s Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny, the 14th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. If you like psychological mysteries, combined with a bit of police procedural and featuring a fascinating cast of regulars, this series is a gem. The first book, the one I pretty much throw at everyone who even hints that they like mystery, is Still Life.

The second book is The Mortal Word, the 5th book in the awesome Invisible Library series. Of course I LOVE this series. But it’s not so much about the library as it is the librarian, Irene Adler, her over-the-top adventures and her finally recognized love affair with her supposed assistant, who is a DRAGON!

Last but certainly not least, the 5th book in Mary Balogh’s absolutely lovely Westcott series, titled Someone to Trust. Considering that this entire series begins in Someone to Love when it is discovered that a dead bastard in the metaphorical sense (the bastardy is metaphorical, the death is not) left all of his children bastards in the legal sense, this series has gone some very interesting places and had marvelously heartwarming stories. And the late Humphrey Westcott is still a bastard.

There are also two books that I admit I got for the titles; They Promised Me the Gun Wasn’t Loaded by James Alan Gardner and An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten. Although completely different in genre, they both look like fun!

What about you? What book or books are you most looking forward to this month? Answer the question in the rafflecopter for a chance at your choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a $10 Book from the Book Depository!

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October Of Books Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the October Of Books Giveaway Hop, hosted by It Starts at Midnight and Flylef!

Of Books is the successor to the Monthly Book of Choice Giveaway Hop. The theme is the same, just with more hosts and more participating hops! I’ve taken to calling it the [Insert Month Here] Of Books Giveaway Hop because everytime I saw it as just “Of Books” my brain kept reading it the same way as the names in The Handmaid’s Tale – and that just got too weird. And scary. But admittedly a bookish reference.

The question, as always, is the following: In the upcoming month of books, which one (or ones) are you looking forward to the most!

October is looking like the last really big month of the year for me. There are LOTS, TONS, OODLES of books coming out in October – then it all calms down until January. Not that there aren’t some cool-looking books coming out in November and December – just not nearly so many. Also it looks like blog hop season has begun. This one today, one tomorrow, and then one more before the end of the month.

Back to the books. There are a whole bunch of things I’m looking forward to this month. Admittedly, one I’ve already read (Astounding by Alec Nevala-Lee) and one I’m reading now (Six Cats a Slayin’ by Miranda James) But also The Bartered Brides by Mercedes Lackey, The Arrows of the Heart by Jeffe Kennedy and most especially Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 3 by all my favorite (and hopefully a few to be discovered favorite) science fiction romance authors.

What about you? What book or books are you most looking forward to this month? Answer the question in the rafflecopter for a chance at your choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a $10 Book from the Book Depository!

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For more terrific bookish prizes be sure to visit the other stops on the hop!

September Of Books Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the September Of Books Giveaway Hop, hosted by It Starts at Midnight and Flylef!

Of Books is the successor to the Monthly Book of Choice Giveaway Hop. The theme is the same, just with more hosts and more participating hops!

The question, as always, is the following: In the upcoming month of books, which one (or ones) are you looking forward to the most!

September is looking like a HUGE month for me. It’s actually a bit frightening to see how many books are coming out next month that I really, really want to read. If I had to pick one, it would be A Forgotten Place by Charles Todd, the next book in the Bess Crawford historical mystery series. But since I don’t have to pick just one and only one, there are a few others that have my reading heart beating faster, like Through Darkest Europe by Harry Turtledove, A Notorious Vow by Joanna Shupe, and Leverage in Death by J.D. Robb.

What about you? Just answer that question for your chance at your choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a $10 Book from the Book Depository – to help you get that book!

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For more terrific bookish prizes, be sure to visit the other stops on the hop!