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New Year 2013 Giveaway Hop ~ January 1st - 7th

Thanks to all the entries and visitors (and not to mention all the book lists everyone is looking forward to!) The contest is now closed and a winner will be chosen and announced in the next few days. Stay tuned for more contests and hops to come!
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Babs Book Bistro

2012 has been an amazing year for me. Although, I didn't get to read as much as I wanted, many wonderful things happened to me including moving back home and getting engaged. 2013 looks to be an interesting year and I want to start it out with a bang.

For this hop I want to put the choice into the readers and visitors here! Instead of giving away a book or series, I'm giving away a brand new spiffy $30 gift certificate to the bookstore of the winner's choice so they can pick and choose what they would like to read!

Giveaway Details:
To enter giveaway please leave a comment with your email addy telling me what is the book (and or series) you are most looking forward to in …

Hollywood Holiday Blog Tour - Guest Post by author

AWD is happy to be one of the stops on the Hollywood Holiday Blog Tour and today we have a guest post by the book's author, Sasha Summers! Welcome Sasha!

Favorite All Time Present

Guest Post by Author Sasha Summers
Everyone who’s ever written a Dear Santa letter raise your hand.

Uh-huh, it was a big deal when you were growing up, right? It was in my house. We’d sit down, write them together, (don’t ask for more than 3 things) and then we’d take them to the mail box. When my kids were old enough to write them, we did the same thing. The town where we were living had an awesome mailbox just for Santa downtown so we’d drive down and put it in the box together.

But the best Christmas present I ever received was one week late. My first baby, my precious baby girl (almost 16 now) forever changed my life – for the better. I had contractions on Christmas and spent a lot of time walking around to get things moving. But she wasn’t ready yet. And even though she didn’t make her debut in…

TRR Promo Opp: Romance Madness Hop in January 2013

I LOVE a good hop! I can't seem to pass up a good one because I always have some great books to showcase and give away and I always discover new reads from the hopper hosts on the list with me. This one is a little different than my usual hop. The Romance Reviews is showcasing a Romance Madness hop in January which will put the spotlight on great romance books on the list. For my fellow blogger fans of romance who would like to join, here is the info:

Love Romances? Join the madness from January 25 to 29, 2013! The Romance Reviews is organizing a Romance Madness Hop. Meet like-minded readers, get new followers! All while we talk about books that we love. There are two ways to join: 1. Join the blog hop! 2. Purchase an ad for January or February. Email carole @ (take away the spaces) for more information on this option.

Requirements to join the hop: 1. You must be blogging about romance for at least 6 months. 2. You must have at least 30 followers. If you s…

The Obvious Game Cover Reveal

It's time for another cover reveal, ladies and gents! Inkspell has some awesome stories coming out and I'm always jazzed to see what kind of covers come with it. Usually I get hooked by the cover art alone!

Here is the cover reveal for Rita Arens' upcoming YA Contemporary novel, The Obvious Game.

“Everyone trusted me back then. Good old, dependable Diana. Which is why most people didn’t notice at first.”

"Your shirt is yellow." "Your eyes are blue." "You have to stop running away from your problems." "You're too skinny." Fifteen-year-old Diana Keller accidentally begins teaching The Obvious Game to new kid Jesse on his sixteenth birthday. As their relationship deepens, Diana avoids Jesse's past with her own secrets -- which she'll protect at any cost.

Praise for The Obvious Game:

“I couldn’t put down The Obvious Game. Arens perfectly captures the hunger, pain and uncertainty of adolescence.” -- Ann Napolitano, author of A GOOD H…

Book Review: The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa

Blurb:Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.
That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

Not too long ago, Ms. Kagawa hooked me on her Iron Fey series starting with The Iron King. The story had remnants of a fantasy adventure series complete with mysterious quests, a developing romance with a dark, brooding hero, a flippant talking cat and an epic battle against good and evil. The series began and ended,…

Book Review: The Gatekeeper (The Keepers: L.A. 0.5) by Heather Graham

Blurb: Elven detective Saxon Kirby is under pressure to find out who left a gnawed body at a Las Vegas tourist attraction. He already knows what is responsible: a werewolf. The Keeper of the Vegas werewolves is supposed to control his charges, just as Keepers have kept vampires, shifters and other paranormal races in check for over a century. But the local Keeper is weak and there is nothing to stop the murderous wolf--except Saxon.

Saxon's investigation leads him to Calleigh McGowan, a half-werewolf, half-Elven dancer who entrances him with her sensual moves and promise of carnal pleasure. She's a sexy distraction Saxon doesn't need--even if Calleigh has her own reasons for hunting down the rogue werewolf. But in order to catch the killer, they'll have to put their lives--and hearts--on the line.

Look for more stories in The Keepers: L.A. series coming soon from Harlequin Nocturne, starting with Keeper of the Night by New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham


Hollywood Holiday Release Day Party

"My new favorite author is Sasha Summers.  She's as addictive as chocolate." - Marcia King Gamble, National Best-Selling Author

All she wants for Christmas is for Hollywood to love her again. But once she meets him, her Christmas list changes.
Jen’s only Christmas wish: Hollywood falling back in love with her. Meeting ex-Marine Gunner was a bonus. She likes that he isn’t impressed by celebrities or the movie biz. She likes that he’s funny and sweet … and drop-dead gorgeous. And she loves that he has no idea who her alter-ego is: Jen Fleming, Hollywood bad-girl and paparazzi target number one. Why ruin an amazing affair when he’s leaving after the new year?
But the closer they get, the harder she falls, and the more she wants to tell Gunner everything. Especially once he shares his secret with her.
Her new Christmas wish: Gunner accepts and loves her for who she really is.
About the Author:
Sasha is  part gypsy. Her passions have always been storytelling, Hollywood…