Black Friday Book Bonanza Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Black Friday Book Bonanza Giveaway Hop, hosted by yours truly, Reading Reality, and the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

As everyone knows, Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the U.S. It’s the day when all the stores run all the crazy doorbuster sales, starting at absolutely obscene hours of the morning. Or the night before.

Black Friday got its name because the opening of the holiday season was usually the first day of the year that retail outlets began operating at a profit, in other words, in the black, and out of the red that means debt and loss and other bad things.

But with Cyber Monday now happening all holiday season (and all year round!) things are not what they used to be in the world of retail and in-person shopping. Which won’t make today any less frenetic if you go to the sales.

I’ll be with friends, and doing my shopping online. What about you?

For a chance to get a start on your holiday shopping, fill out the rafflecopter for your chance at either a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a $10 Book from the Book Depository.

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And for more fabulous bookish prizes, be sure to visit the other stops on this hop!

Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the third annual Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island.

We’re ramping up to the holidays, with Thanksgiving next week. Can Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years’ be far behind?

So, while you’re out running around getting the holidays ready for everyone else, how about getting a little something for your own stocking?

I’m giving away the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a $10 Book from the Book Depository. All you have to do is answer one little question in the rafflecopter below. Do you think you’re going to find a lump of coal in your Xmas stocking? Or have you been good?

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For more fabulous prizes to help get you through the holiday madness, be sure to visit the other stops on this hop!

November Book of Choice Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the November Book of Choice Giveaway Hop, hosted by FLYLēF.

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are almost here. There’s a nip of autumn in the air, even here in Atlanta. As I write this, it is Halloween, and we’re waiting to see just how many trick-or-treaters we will get at our new address.

Halloween is much more of a harbinger of fall down here than Labor Day, because we can feel the weather changing. We are far enough south to have a fairly mild winter, but far enough north that the leaves do change. “And they have.

Cooler weather means more opportunities to curl up with a cup or tea or a mug of hot cocoa, a warm cat and a good book.

The monthly book of choice giveaway hop is a chance to share upcoming books that we just can’t wait to get, and, at least at Reading Reality, enter the giveaway for a chance at either one of those books, or a gift card to help you get one.

I have a few books I’m really looking forward to this month. Nalini Singh is starting a new contemporary romance series with Cherish Hard. And M.J. Scott, the author of one of my favorite fantasy romances of the last few years, The Shattered Court, is finally publishing book 2 in the series, The Forbidden Heir. I’ve been waiting two years for this one, but not much longer.

And, of course, there’s Artemis, the second book from Andy Weir, the author of The Martian. Artemis sounds a lot different – instead of a lonely astronaut, marooned on Mars, this one is a heist story set on a slightly more populated Moon. It looks like fun.

What about you? What books are coming out this month that you just can’t wait to read? Answer in the rafflecopter below for your chance at a $10 Amazon Gift Card or the book of your choice, up to $10, from the Book Depository.

Happy Reading!

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Be sure to visit the other stops on the hop!

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

Halloween is creeping closer and closer. That means it’s time for the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop, hosted by Bookhounds!

It also means that pumpkin spice is taking over the world. hopefully only on a temporary basis.

Is it my imagination, or did the pumpkin spice parade start rolling out even earlier this year than it did last year?

But seriously, or at least semi-seriously, it’s that time again when the air starts to get just a bit crisp, for relative definitions of crisp depending on where you live, the leaves start to fall, if they haven’t already, and everyone buys large packages of small bars of candy and pretends that all the candy is for the veritable hordes of trick-or-treaters expected to bombard your doorstep on Halloween.

I try to only buy candy I can’t eat – it saves loads of regret the next day (week, month, year). On that other hand, my husband really likes Snickers. To each their own.

As usual, I tried to pick a book with some vague relationship to scary stuff to review for Halloween. I don’t read much horror, so this is always a stretch. The planned book is Black Box Inc by Jake Bible. It’s urban fantasy, which is usually as close to horror as I get, in a post-extradimensional happening world. It looks like it has definite possibilities on the slightly creepy scale, just perfect for Halloween.

I don’t read horror (or watch it) because it scares me. If I want to be scared, all I have to do is watch the news. But what really creeps you out?

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For more fabulous (and not frightening) giveaways, be sure to visit the other stops on the hop!



Howl-O-Ween Giveaway Hop

 

Welcome to the Howl-O-Ween Giveaway Hop (formerly known as Bugs & Hisses ), hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island.

Last year’s graphic was an adorably cute little spider. This year, it looks like we’ve been attacked by werewolves. Or Wolverine.

But it’s that time of year. Time when strange slumped figures magically appear on neighbors’ lawns, spilling straw from every makeshift orifice. One of our neighbors populates their lawn with inflatable dragons for Halloween!

It occasionally feels like Fall, even here in Atlanta, and Halloween candy has begun to magically appear in the grocery stores. We’re moving the weekend before Halloween, and have no idea whether our new neighborhood is populated with Trick-or-Treaters. Guess we’ll find out in a  few weeks!

Speaking of population, I’d like to help you populate your bookshelves with a good book. Or help you fill another shelf with a little something with an Amazon Gift Card.

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

 

Black Friday Book Bonanza Giveaway Hop Sign Up

It’s that time again! Welcome back to the SEVENTH(!) annual Black Friday Book Bonanza.

Even if you think it’s too soon for the holidays, they are right around the corner!

Just like last year (and the year before that, and the year before that) Black Friday is a great day for a hop. It’s the perfect opportunity to share a bookish prize or two, and also to stay home and surf the web instead of crowd-surfing at the mall.

The hosts for this year’s event are Marlene @ Reading Reality and Kimberly the Caffeinated Reviewer.

The giveaway will run from 12:01 am on November 24 through 12:01 am November 27. That’s Black Friday through Cyber Monday

Hop Details

  • Giveaway must be book-related (books, book etailer (i.e. Amazon, etc) gift cards, pre-orders, bookish crafts, etc.)
  • If you are an author, you can include book swag, but you must also include a book or gift card
  • Please specify if your giveaway is US-only or International in the linky
  • If using Rafflecopter or Giveaway Tools, please limit your entries to no more than 5
  • Your post must be easy to find from your front page
  • Your post must be live by 9am EST on November 24th (aka Black Friday). Any links not live by this time will be removed from the linky
  • Please announce your winners within 72 hours of giveaway end
  • Sign-up closes November 20th so link up today 🙂

The more blogs to hop, the better! Put our grab button on your blog and help spread the word!

 

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Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway Hop, hosted by Stuck in Books!

So, what books have you been stuck in lately? Books are like potato chips, you can’t read, or love, just one.

Most recently, the book I got seriously stuck in was Provenance by Ann Leckie. I couldn’t put it down, and was sneaking into the bathroom at work to read just a few more pages off my iPhone. And I don’t really like reading on my iPhone. I just know this book is going to be on next year’s Hugo ballot, because I can’t imagine I’ll be the only person nominating it.

As always, there are just a couple of books that have gone above and beyond an A grade right up into A+. One of those for me, this year, was The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis, which was just a perfect blend of steampunk, heroine’s journey, military sf and outright snark. I just loved this one from beginning to end, and really, really hope its the beginning of a series.

On the romance front, this year’s hands-down winner was Ilona Andrews Hidden Legacy series. Even though I didn’t remember reading the first book, Burn for Me, several years ago, as soon as I picked up Wildfire I was right back in the thick of it. Wildfire and the series finale, White Hot, completely sucked me in and left me with one hell of a book hangover.

Last but very definitely not least, Embrace the Romance, Pets in Space 2. This is a huge collection of science fiction romance novellas, and so far, all the ones I’ve read have been awesome. But there is so much to love in this book that I still have plenty left to get lost in.

So, what book or books have you been stuck in recently? Answer the question in the rafflecopter for a chance at either a $10 Gift Card or the book of your choice (up to $10).

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

September Book of Choice Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the September Book of Choice Giveaway Hop, hosted by FLYLēF.

For those in the U.S., Happy Labor Day and happy three-day weekend! And for everyone, happy unofficial beginning of fall. Or at least it feels that way.

The monthly book of choice giveaway hop is a chance to share upcoming books that we just can’t wait to get, and, at least at Reading Reality, enter the giveaway for a chance at either one of those books, or a gift card to help you get one.

End of August through October is one of the prime publishing seasons, so I have lots and lots of books to look forward to this month. Three of my favorite series have new entries this month. The ninth book in the marvelous Bess Crawford historical mystery series, Casualty of War by Charles Todd, is coming out at the end of the month. But next week, The Ruin of Angels, the sixth book in Max Gladstone’s marvelous Craft Sequence is arriving. And last but definitely not least, Secrets in Death, number OMG 45 in the series, by J.D. Robb.

As if that wasn’t enough, the new Ann Leckie book, Provenance, will also be published this month. I’m not completely sure whether this is or is not part of her award-winning Imperial Radch series, but I know it will be terrific science fiction.

So what books coming out this month that you just can’t wait to read? Answer in the rafflecopter below for your chance at a $10 Amazon Gift Card or the book of your choice, up to $10, from the Book Depository.

Happy Reading!

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As always, for more great bookish prizes, be sure to visit the other stops on the hop!

Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop, hosted by BookHounds!

Do your shelves look like that picture? Mine certainly do. Truthfully, so does my office floor 😉

So this hop is my chance to transfer some of the books on my shelves to some of your shelves. I get to clear a tiny bit, and hopefully you get something interesting to read.

I have two prize packs to give away this time around. Take a look at my books, and see if there’s anything that tickles your reading fancy.

Prize Pack #1 – Nothing But Romance. I was a judge for this year’s Maggie Awards, the Georgia Romance Writers Award for Excellence. This year I had a teeny, tiny piece of the Historical romance pile. As the finalists have already been announced, giving away my review copies doesn’t reveal anything, but it will give the lucky winner a chance to read some award-worthy romance. And just to sweeten the pack, I’m including an ARC of Lori Foster’s latest book. This “nothing but romance” pack consists of the following titles: Enchantment of a Highlander by Madeline Martin, The Legendary Lord by Valerie Bowman, A Pirate’s Revenge by Meg Hennessy.Wild Lavender by Nicole Elizabeth Kelleher and Worth the Wait by Lori Foster.

Prize Pack #2 – Assorted Miscellany. I get a lot of ARCs from a lot of sources in a lot of different genres. This prize pack contains a recent sampling of my non-romance ARCs. The non-romantic, assorted miscellaneous prize pack contains Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke, The Daughters of Ireland by Santa Montefiore, Hanna Who Fell From the Sky by Christopher Meades, Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler and You’re Making Me Hate You by Corey Taylor.

Fill out the rafflecopter and let me know which prize pack you would pick if you are one of the winners. And maybe you will be. However, because I’ll be mailing this one out myself, this giveaway is US only. For those of you outside of the US, stay tuned. The September Book of Choice Giveaway Hop is only a couple of weeks away.

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And for more fabulous bookish prizes, be sure to visit the other stops on the hop!

Oh The Places You’ll Go Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the second annual Oh, the Places You’ll Go Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island.

On Monday, I got stuck behind a school bus on my way to work. That was the first time in months. School is obviously back in session. August still seems early to me. It’s still hotter than blue blazes here in Atlanta, the air conditioning is running full blast, and it seems like summer isn’t near over yet. But if school has started, it must be, at least for certain definitions of “over”.

This hop is named for one of the many, many (many) terrific books by the late and very great Theodore Geisel, better known to all as Dr. Seuss. Did you know that once upon a time, before that mischievous cat ever found himself in that hat, Dr. Seuss drew editorial cartoons (for grown ups) during World War II? Who knew?

In addition to all of his wonderful books for children, he also wrote one book for “obsolete children”. Titled You’re Only Old Once! it is written and illustrated in Seuss’ singular style, but aimed at an audience that is just a few (dozen) years older than the audience for The Cat in the Hat and Horton Hears a Who.

But for all the places you’ll go, and all the time you might spend waiting while someone else has gone there, I have a giveaway. The winner will receive their choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a $10 Book from the Book Depository. Perhaps an armchair trip to one of those places you’ll go.

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