Friday, May 27, 2011

"Trinity" and "When you dare" winners!

First off, sorry for not being around the past two days - I have a terrible cold, and it's kind of hard to sit upright for long. I still feel bad, so I'll get right to the winners..

First up, the winner of the "Trinity" prize pack from author Deena Remiel is....
This was my most successful contest to date! Over 30 people entered, and almost everyone got three entries. And the consensus seems to be that Angels DO exist. And frankly, I definitely agree!
And the winner of "When You Dare" by Lori Foster is......

************************** HEATHER ( Book Savvy Babe ) *************************

Congratulations you two! I'll get your information to the author/publisher. Thank you to everyone that participated, and a huge thanks to Deena for donating the prize pack!

And thank you to all my new followers - stick around, since I've reached over 200 (YAY!) I'm working on putting together a nice giveaway to show my appreciation. =)

Happy Reading! I'm off to fall into a pile of tissues.
~!~ Amanda ~!~

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Armchair BEA 2011 Day Two: Giveaways Galore! (Sorta)

Day Two of Armchair BEA is Giveaways galore! I don't have any giveaways starting today, but I'm going to link you to the giveaways I have currently running. You'll want to enter these, they're great!

Trinity (The Brethren Series)First up: Win a prize pack from author Deena Remiel! Winner will receive an ecopy of "Trinity," as well as temporary tattoo, a trading card, and more! And guess what, it's open INTERNATIONALLY!  Click HERE to fill out the form. This giveaway ends 5/26 at 11:59 PM EST, so hurry!

When You Dare (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor)Next: Head on over to my Q and A with Lori Foster post, and fill out the form to enter to win a print copy of "When You Dare" by Lori! Open to US/Canada only (sorry International peeps, publisher giveaway, so they make the rules). Go HERE to enter. This giveaway also ends 5/26 at 11:59 PM EST, so hurry!

RAVEN'S KISS: A PARANORMAL ROMANCE (RAVEN GRACE SERIES)And finally: Toni LoTempio drops by as part of her virtual blog tour - be sure to enter to win one of TWO ecopies of her newest release "Raven's Kiss." And since the giveaway is for ebooks, it's open INTERNATIONALLY! Go HERE to enter. Giveaway ends 6/2 at 11:59 PM EST!

Well, that's it! I hope you all enter the giveaways, and good luck to everyone!

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda ~!~

Monday, May 23, 2011

Armchair BEA: Day One! Introductions

Hello there! I signed up a little late for Armchair BEA, but I figure I will participate as much as possible, especially since I can't go to the actual BEA. I hope to next year, though!

So for any new visitors, or any curious followers, I'm going to do an introduction post...

My name is Amanda. I'm 23, live in Southwestern Ohio, and work in a library. I also sell Avon.. but the library is the real money maker, sorta. With the bad economy, I can't find a full time position, so I work at the library part time, and reviewing and blogging take up the rest of my time. I occasionally participate in my local community theatre, and actually just finished doing a musical. It's been such a big part of my life for the past few months, and the show was so life-changing and amazing.. that I'm not sure how I'm going to deal with it being over! But enough about that, let's talk about books!

What type of books I enjoy: I love love love series! I especially like urban fantasy series.. or paranormal romance series, but as long as each book doesn't feature the same person. I fall in love with characters easily, but an entire romance series featuring the same person over and over can grate on the nerves. I enjoy romance in general, with contemporary and paranormal being the top favs. I also love Young Adult books, preferably paranormal or romance.. though I've really gotten into this Dystopian YA trend. I just can't read a bunch all at once, it can get awfully depressing!

Some series/books I love:
The Dark-Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Pretty much anything by Katie MacAlister
The Argeneau Vampires series by Lynsay Sands
The Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty
The Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost
The Rough Riders series by Lorelei James
The Fallen series by Thomas Sniegoski
"The Restorer" by Amanda Stevens
"Master of None" by Sonya Bateman

And gosh, tons more!

Don't forget my currently running contests!:Win a "Trinity" prize pack (ebook and goodies!), open internationally! Go HERE.
Win a copy of "When you Dare" by Lori Foster! Open to US/Canada only. GO HERE.
Win an ecopy of "Raven's Kiss" by Toni LoTempio, open internationally! Go HERE.

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Happy Reading, and enjoy the rest of Armchair BEA!
~!~ Amanda ~!~

GIVEAWAY!: Win "Raven's Kiss" by Toni LoTempio! [BLB]

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RAVEN'S KISS: A PARANORMAL ROMANCE (RAVEN GRACE SERIES) Please welcome author Toni LoTempio as she stops by via her Book Lovin' Bitches ebook tour! Toni has a great treat for us today - two ecopies of her new release "Raven's Kiss" are up for grabs!

About the book: Raven Grace was a college senior with ambitions of a career in law enforcement when she met the demon Aega, whose bite turned her from mortal to Shapeshifter. Now a member of the Recovery Organization, Raven keeps the peace between humans and errant Hellhounds, trolls, wizards and the like – but her secret ambition is to track down the demon and bring him to justice. A chance encounter gives her the opportunity she seeks – in a universe that exists parallel to her own!

Recovery Captain Finn McPhee doesn’t know what to make of the strange girl who’s entered his universe – and his heart – But Raven’s quest coincides with his own investigation, a series of murders committed by a serial killer. Complicating matters is the fact Finn is a Mentos – mind-prober- which means Raven has to keep her lusty thoughts under wraps. Seeking answers, Finn takes Raven to the magickal underworld, where an ancient fae informs them the demon’s quest is rooted in Scottish mythology and magick. As they delve deeper into legend, the truth comes to light—the demon Aega is only a pawn, subservient to another, darker demon, Arkeath…a being who knows the truth about Raven’s heritage, and who orchestrated her return to this parallel universe for the ultimate showdown. Now, Finn and Raven find their passion for one another must take a backseat to Raven’s battle with a dark force who won’t be satisfied until he’s claimed her soul for his very own…
Find the author: Toni's Website
About Toni
Toni's Blog

 ~ Fill out the form below to enter. Comments are appreciated, but do not count as an entry
 ~ Contest ENDS Thursday 6/2 at 11:59 PM EST. Winners announced Friday morning, 6/3.
 ~ Open Internationally, as long as the file type is supported.
 ~ You must be at least 13 years old to enter.
 ~ Novel Addiction is not responsible for items lost in the mail, or authors failing to deliver prizes.

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda ~!~