December 16, 2012

HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA GIVEAWAY!!!! Giveaways 1-8



Welcome to the BIG GIVEAWAY as part of my Holiday Extravaganza!  I know you all have been anxiously awaiting this day.  We have over 25 books to give away!  Crazy!  I am so excited!  I love it!   It is thanks to the graciousness of the authors, publishers, and other bloggers that this giveaway was possible, so be sure to thank them all!  

I hope you have been good commenters this past month, because as a bonus, everyone who enters a giveaway and has also commented on Holiday Extravaganza posts since its start on Nov. 28th (so up to this point) get AUTOMATIC ENTRIES FOR EACH COMMENT!!!  Boo-Yah!   Just my way of saying thank you to my awesome loyal readers and commenters!  

I have created a separate Rafflecopter for each giveaway you want to enter.  This was the easiest way to keep them organized since there are so many going at once!  In fact, I broke the giveaways up into 3 posts because I was afraid it would take too long to load if all of them were in the same post.  So please visit the other giveaways here and here.  The Holiday Extravaganza Giveaways last through Saturday, the 22nd, and the winners will be announced the next day.    Now, on to the fun festivities!!!


Good Luck to Everyone and Happy Holidays!!!



GIVEAWAY #1:
Lauren Oliver donated a paperback copy of her latest book, Liesl and Po to the giveaway


Goodreads Synopsis: Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice,until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone.
That same night, an alchemist's apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable.
Will's mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey.
From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes a luminous and magnificent novel that glows with rare magic, ghostly wonders, and a true friendship that lights even the darkest of places.

GIVEAWAY #2: 
Emma Michaels donated an e-copy of her book, Owlet (Society of Feathers #1).

Goodreads Synopsis: Iris has a secret. She lost her memory eight years ago and never told a living soul. After an asthma attack one night she finds out that her dreams of a strange house on a snowy island may be a memory resurfacing but the more she learns about the past the more she realizes the life she has been living is a lie. As the façade her father has built starts to crumble around her she will have to decide which means more to her; the truth or her life.






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GIVEAWAY #3:

Thanks to Stacey Rourke, you can enter to win copies of  Conduit and Embrace, the first two books in her Gryphon series.  


Goodreads Synopsis for Conduit: All 18-year-old Celeste Garrett wants is to head off to college and make those fun, yet ill-advised, choices college kids are known for. And maybe to spend some time with the hot cameraman she just met. Instead, because of a pact her ancestors made in the 17th century with a mythical creature, she has to save the world.
While normal kids are slamming energy drinks and cramming for exams, Celeste will get her adrenaline rush fighting a fire breathing dragon. She wants to meet friends in the quad to exchange lecture notes, but first she must exchange blows with a shapeshifting demon on the rooftop. Life isn’t always fair for a superhero, but at least she doesn’t have to do it alone. With her brother and sister as sidekicks, they alternate between saving lives and getting on each others’ nerves. Together the trio encounters unspeakable odds, mystical forces and comes face-to-face with an image that will haunt them forever—their grandmother in a leopard print bikini.


Okay, little side note here.  If a psychopathic killer asks if you want to see a trick, say no. That's the smart thing to do. I, on the other hand, responded, "Bring it." -excerpt from THE CONDUIT

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Goodreads Synopsis for Embrace (Gryphons #2): Whether she likes it or not, eighteen year old Celeste Garrett has come to terms with being the Chosen One. She knew having a “normal life” would be tricky, between intense training sessions and epic demonic battles, but she didn’t know at what cost it would come. That is, until a dear friend is harmed by the malicious forces hunting her. 

Now, she’d like nothing more than to retreat into a hermit lifestyle to prevent anyone else from getting hurt. But startling revelations, amazing new abilities, and mortifying moments in front of insanely hot guys won’t allow time for that. Soon, Celeste finds herself surrounded by darkness and wondering who she can trust—if anyone.


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GIVEAWAY #4:

Win a copy of Susan Hatler's book,  Love at First Date


Goodreads Synopsis: Ellen’s figured out that finding the right guy is all about compatibility. That’s why she’s signed up for Detailed Dating—the local online dating scene in Sacramento. Learning men’s preferences up front, plus a few weeks of email correspondence, has resulted in two candidates she’s excited to meet in person.

When Ellen’s best friend asks her to baby-sit her beloved pooch, dog-sitting leads to disaster and Ellen ends up at the local vet where she meets a man she can’t stop thinking about. Henry isn’t a logical choice, but Ellen suddenly finds herself signing up for a week-long doggy class to spend more time with him.

Now, Ellen has a choice: Go with one of the logical choices or let herself fall for the one man her heart seems to want.





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GIVEAWAY #5:
Win Melissa Andrea's YA book, Flutter.


Goodreads Synopsis: 
Sara

Sara's life is forever changed - Waking up, buried & hidden deeply in the last place anyone would want to be, will do that. She is determined to find out how she ended up there & why, but when the only person who can help her, continuously lies to her, she finds herself forced to suffer alone. She can't ignore the strange things that begin to happen to her nor can she hide from the nightmares that haunt her sleep. And when her world collides with Adan - the mysterious boy whom she can't seem to stay away from, literally - she is consumed by the familiar flutter that sparks whenever he is around and she is desperate to discover the reason why. But the biggest discovery will come from the secret of what she is…

Adan

Adan’s mission to find Sara has finally approached - It seemed simple: bring her back to the enchanted world that lives, breathes and survives because of her, but he quickly finds himself faced with an entirely new challenge. Immediately, Adan realizes that staying unknown to Sara is a task he will fail before even attempting. The pull to her is far too strong to refuse, and being with her will defy the very reason he existed. He was the key to her survival and loving her was not part of the plan that he had been born to follow. Can he find it in himself too resist the urge to be with her and follow through with their destiny or will he destroy everything that had been left to Sara to protect and defend -And the kingdom she is unaware she rules…

Flutter

As Sara and Adan struggle to overcome their own separate battles - There is a far more determined evil that is stalking the shadows and waiting to annihilate them both. Sara will figure out that not everything is what it seems and knowing what she can and can not trust will be the key to finding out the truth to what happened to her, the reason why she had been buried alive and who she really is…

Sara and Adan will discover the hidden meaning to why she was the reason he existed and why he would be the reason she survived & together they will fight to change the rules and rewrite their fate.



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GIVEAWAY #6: 

Win a Kindle edition of Here (Here Trilogy #1) by Ella James.


Goodreads Synopsis: Milo Mitchell's life used to be charmed, but that was before her family dissolved, she went a little crazy, and her best friends started acting more like strangers. Spending Saturday morning in a treehouse with a stun gun for company and a herd of deer for friends is the only exciting thing in her life...until she shoots a fawn and finds her dart stuck in a guy.

Her gorgeous victim is dressed in a Brioni tux and armed with a hanky. He has no idea who or where he is. Afraid her dart caused his amnesia, Milo takes him in, names him Nick, and vows to help him solve his mystery. Soon the pair find Nick's face in a newspaper obituary, and Nick beings to have strange, ethereal memories of Milo--who is sure she's never met him. Suddenly Nick knows things he shouldn't know and is doing things he shouldn't do. When the Department of Defense shows up, Nick and Milo run--toward a shocking conclusion that could destroy both their worlds.


Enter to win How to Tame a Willful Wife by historical fiction author Christy English

Giveaway Synopsis: 
How To Tame A Willful Wife:

1. Forbid her from riding astride
2. Hide her dueling sword
3. Burn all her breeches and buy her silk drawers
4. Frisk her for hidden daggers
5. Don't get distracted while frisking her for hidden daggers...

Anthony Carrington, Earl of Ravensbrook, expects a biddable bride. A man of fiery passion tempered by the rigors of war into steely self-control, he demands obedience from his troops and his future wife. Regardless of how fetching she looks in breeches.

Promised to the Earl of Plump Pockets by her impoverished father, Caroline Montague is no simpering miss. She rides a war stallion named Hercules, fights with a blade, and can best most men with both bow and rifle. She finds Anthony autocratic, domineering, and...ridiculously gorgeous.

It's a duel of wit and wills in this charming retelling of The Taming of the Shrew. But the question is...who's taming whom?







GIVEAWAY #8:

Win Not Afraid to Be Real: A Poetry Collection by Maranda Russell


Goodreads Synopsis: More than just a poetry collection, "Not Afraid to Be Real" is a raw, honest, down-to-earth look at what it is like to be human. Within these pages you will find poems representing a wide variety of subjects, including the ups and downs of romantic love, the everyday frustrations we all face and the overwhelming grief felt by those who have lost a loved one. Of course, there are some lighter, more humorous poems to lighten the mood as well, so go ahead and dive in!






There are 2 more posts of giveaways!  Be sure to hit them all!
Giveaways 9-16
Giveaways 17-25

14 comments:

  1. very exciting! Thanks for the opportunity to participate.

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  2. It is exciting! I am excited that so many people will get to win!

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  3. Wow! Way to bring the holiday cheer to the blog world this year! :)

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  4. Wow, this is a lot of stuff going on! I will have to go through the posts... Just been too busy to comment lately!

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  5. Wow … you really are having an extravaganza!

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  6. Oh, thank you very much! This is just amazeballs! ;)

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  7. Thanks, Kristen! This is so much fun!

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  8. Thanks, Kailana! I understand. It's a busy time of year.

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  9. lol Yes, and it has been so much fun to put together!

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  10. I totally love the word amazeballs! lol

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  11. Thank you for the numerous giveaways! Awesome.

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  12. What a great set of giveaways! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. I think everyone's odds of winning at least one book are pretty good.

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  14. great sets of giveaway! love it

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