Gratitude Giveaway Hop

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

Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop

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

While it’s never too soon to start getting ready for the holidays, it IS just over a week before Thanksgiving, when the fun really begins!  It seems as if as soon as the turkey is roasted, even before the leftovers are consumed, the frenetic holiday season really begins.

“Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana,” but December flies like a super sonic transport – or a starship at high warp.

While you’re out – or while you’re online – shopping for everyone else, why not take just a minute to get something for your own Xmas stocking – or however you treat yourself during this holiday season?

I’m giving away the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a book up to $10 US in value from the Book Depository. All you have to do is answer one little question in the rafflecopter below.

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And be sure to visit the other stops on the hop!

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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For more terrific bookish prizes 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!

That also means that ’tis the season for pumpkin spice everything. OMG.

Are you Team Pumpkin Spice Everything?

Or are you Team Pumpkin Spice NOOOOOO?

Lucifer (not actually MY Lucifer but his evil twin!) and I will be over here while you decide. Answer in the Rafflecopter below for a chance at your choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a $10 Book. If you decide to buy pumpkin spice ANYTHING with the gift card, please do not let me know!

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Howl-O-Ween Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Howl-O-Ween Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island.

It’s that time of year. Actually it feels like several “that” time of year. It is now the Pumpkin Spice time of year. And the Halloween candy in the store time of year – although I believe that anyone buying Halloween candy this early is buying it for themselves and not the trick-or-treaters!

It is theoretically fall, although that’s always a bit dubious here in Atlanta. It’s still in the 80s. In some neighborhoods its the season for Halloween decorating on the front lawn, although this neighborhood, not so much.

It’s also the time of year when I dip into the virtually towering TBR pile to pull one, well, let’s call it horror-adjacent book to read for Halloween. Horror is not my jam, but I do try to get into the spirit of the thing.

We’re in a new neighborhood again this year, so we’ll see how many trick-or-treaters ring our doorbell this time. There seem to be lots of kids around here, so we’re expecting a bunch!

But you might want to stay in with a good book this Halloween – or get a little bit of help buying that Halloween candy. Fill out 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 spooky or not-so-spooky prizes, be sure to visit the other stops on the hop!

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!

Oh the Places You’ll Go Giveaway Hop

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

While the theme of this hop is back to school, the name of this hop was inspired by a Dr. Seuss book, titled Oh, The Places You’ll Go. While it may not be one of his more famous books, the cover is certainly in the classic Seussian style.

But Dr. Seuss, or Theodor Seuss Geisel (his real name) was not just a children’s book author. He was also an editorial cartoonist during World War II. Those cartoons have also been turned into a book, Dr. Seuss Goes to War. The style may be the same, but the themes are very different.

What places will you go? Will you be a traveler or an armchair traveler? Or both? For just a little something to help with at least an armchair trip, answer the question in the Rafflecopter for your chance at your choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a $10 Book from the Book Depository.

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

A+ Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the A+ Giveaway Hop, hosted by MamatheFox!

And welcome to my second blog hop of the week. I’m on vacation, so you have more chances to win either a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a $10 Book from the Book Depository.

This is a back-to-school themed hop. I don’t have children, so it seems weird to me that we’re already talking about back to school and we’re not that far into August. In my mind, and admittedly a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, school didn’t start until after Labor Day. Even college. Lots of my friends went to colleges that started the fall semester in mid-to-late-August, but mine didn’t start until mid-September or thereabouts.

The Gwinnett County Schools, the system where I live now, have already started! That just seems much too early. And too hot. But then I’m remembering schools that were not air conditioned, which I presume is no longer the case. Both June and September in Cincinnati could be pretty beastly hot. Being there in August would have been unrealistic unless they were air conditioned, which they most definitely were not at the time. But undoubtedly are now. Time marches on.

And now it’s time to march into the rafflecopter for your chance at the prize!

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MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway Hop, hosted by Bookhounds!

It’s the middle of August, and while it may feel like it’s been hot forever and it’s going to be hot forever, the summer is really almost over. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. Cats like to lie in the sunshine, and humans like to laze around in these hot summer months.

The theme of this particular blog hop made me think of a classic summer song, Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer by Nat King Cole. I’m not quite sure whether I actually remember it being played when I was a child, although the timing is right, or whether I just remember hearing bits of it as part of ads for all those compilation albums that used to be on TV, seemingly all the time.

So, as the summer of 2018 sinks slowly and hazily below the horizon, take your chance on an Amazon Gift Card or a Book from the Book Depository to help while away those cold winter nights looming ahead in just a few short months.

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