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Belated Releases Giveaway!

I have two sweet friends who released books last week–and I completely missed their release days!

Life has gotten away from me, but I don’t want these great books to get away from you! So I’m celebrating these releases with a big giveaway! All you have to do is help us spread the word about these saucy new books and you could win 1 of 10 books or 1 of 5 gift cards!


The first new release I’d like to tell you about is one I’ve read myself. CAN’T GO WITHOUT by Angelisa Stone, is book two in her Oasis Waterfall series. This book is an emotionally riveting read. Angelisa creates characters to die for and a hero to drool over.

 

cgwCAN’T GO WITHOUT
“What’s the one thing you can’t go without?”

Tristan O’Donnell has money, women, and all the luxuries that cold hard cash can buy. Tristan’s been sucking sunshine right from the monogrammed silver spoon his life was served up on since the day he was born. And quite frankly, he wouldn’t want it any other way. He’s his mother’s pride and joy, his father’s right-hand-man, and the envy of every guy around. All Tristan has to do is flash his million dollar smile, give his trademark wink, and he gets what he wants, when he wants, anytime he wants.

Leah Franchetti grinds her fingers to the bone; sculpting, painting, recreating treasures from trash—the very sentiment that defines her life. Her inventive, vindictive, lucrative, and seemingly unforgivable plan allowed her to shortcut her way into the life she always imagined, owning an art gallery, surrounding herself in the comfort of her passion and dreams.

When circumstances force Leah and Tristan to come face-to-face with the past and with Leah’s devious manipulation, truths come flooding forth, destroying those in the present and possibly jeopardizing both of their highly anticipated futures. Can Tristan overcome Leah’s slander and deception—despite how dangerously close he comes to losing the one thing he can’t go without—money? Will Leah be forced to come clean, knowing she’ll have to live her life with the one thing she can’t go without—her dignity?

Pick up CAN’T GO WITHOUT at Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 


 

And the second release is CATCH ‘N’ KISS by Rhian Cahill. Are you game?

CatchNKiss300CATCH ‘N’ KISS

In this game of chase, a kiss isn’t the only reward.

Are You Game? Book 2

Divorced with two teenage daughters, Jody Walsh doesn’t need any more complications in her life, and Dan O’Conner is proving to be a big one. His pursuit may give her bruised ego a much-needed boost, but Jody’s learned to guard her heart and trust is something she isn’t willing to give another man no matter how well he kisses.

One kiss and Dan knows what he wants. He isn’t about to walk away from the kind of chemistry he and Jody have. Unfortunately, the more he chases the more she runs. If only he could get her running in his direction.

When a night of passion doesn’t convince her they’re meant to be, Dan is left with no choice but to prove he’s worth taking a risk on, no matter how much he complicates her life.

Warning: Story contains a woman not willing to put her heart at risk and a man determined to persuade her otherwise—and he’s willing to use his washing machine to show her why he’s worth it.

Pick up CATCH ‘N’ KISS at Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 


 Now…Enter to WIN book 1 in these two series’ or 1 of 5 gift cards! Easy entry!

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New Year’s Giveaway: Day 8, Addison Fox

>Addison Fox is … you guessed it … another Twitter buddy. We have never met in person, but I have enjoyed her camaraderie on-line.

When I saw WARRIOR ASCENDED in the bookstore and popped the book open to somewhere about the first third and started reading (my typical habit with an author new to me), I was immediately taken my the cadence of her voice.  Then I read the jacket copy and I was hooked.  Then I found out that WARRIOR AVENGED is the first of her series and I had to buy it…because I never read out of order.

Needless to say, I’m a fan.  After today, I hope you’ll be a fan, too, because Addison has generously donated 4 — yes FOUR — copies of her books to give away.  2 copies of WARRIOR ASCENDED & 2 copies of WARRIOR AVENGED.

Up For Win Today:
2 copies of Warrior Avengened
2 copies of Warrior Ascended

To enter:
Follow me on Twitter: @joanswan & send me a tweet with #newyear in the message. (Tweet Here)

Book Summary:
Warrior Avenged
Book 2: The Sons of the Zodiac

For ages, the goddess Nemesis has sought divine vengeance against mortal man, as she awaits her chance for retaliation against Mount Olympus. Now, after making a deal with a dark wizard, she has reinvented herself as a female spy with her own sinister agenda…

Immortal warrior Kane Montague is as lethal as a Scorpion – like the one that marks his powerful form. As an assassin for MI-6, he was an ace gun-for-hire until someone very close burned him. Now on the outs with his former colleagues, Kane knows all too well who’s to blame: a sexy secret agent named Ilsa.

When their paths cross again, the passion between Kane and Ilsa is irresistible…and possibly lethal. But they soon realize that Ilsa is simply a pawn in a conspiracy aimed at the heart of the Zodiac Warriors. Can Kane trust her? Or is Ilsa the only one who can save him, body and soul?

Warrior Ascended: Book 1: The Sons of the Zodiac
Millennia ago, the Goddess of Justice created a race of fierce Warriors, each imbued with a special power of the Zodiac, charged with protecting humanity from the darkest of evils.

Charming, proud, and impulsive, Leo Warrior Brody Talbot is fighting what may be his final battle. Enyo, the Goddess of War, plans to fulfill an ancient prophecy to destroy humanity by harnessing the dark power of the Summoning Stones of Egypt—and there’s only one person who knows enough about the stones to help Brody diminish their strength.

Since her father’s murder, museum curator Ava Harrison has continued his research of Egypt’s ancient treasures. She’s just landed the exhibit of a century, displaying the Summoning Stones at New York’s Natural History Museum. Used to working alone, Ava is suspicious of the arrogant archeologist who’s been brought in to ensure the stones safekeeping–but his presence ignites an unexpected blaze of attraction.

Never in all his centuries has Brody met a woman who enthralls him like Ava. But, bound to protect her, he struggles to deny his passion as they are drawn into a dark and dangerous final reckoning between good and evil.

Upcoming Releases:

  • 2011, Warrior Betrayed – Book 3 in the Sons of the Zodiac series
  • 2011, The Bachelor Game – Book 1 of the Alaskan Nights Trilogy

“I’m really excited to be writing the dark, sexy paranormals and fun, hot contemporaries. There will be another Zodiac book in 2012 along with another Alaska title as well (all titles are still TBD).”
~Addison Fox

Works In Progress:
2012, Book 4 in the Sons of the Zodiac series, Title TBD
2012, Book 2 of the Alaskan Nights Trilogy, Title TBD

Contact Info:
Website
Twitter
Blog
Email

Tomorrow, Larissa Ione, New York Times Bestseller of paranormal romance!

>New Year’s Giveaway: Day 8, Addison Fox

>Addison Fox is … you guessed it … another Twitter buddy. We have never met in person, but I have enjoyed her camaraderie on-line.

When I saw WARRIOR ASCENDED in the bookstore and popped the book open to somewhere about the first third and started reading (my typical habit with an author new to me), I was immediately taken my the cadence of her voice.  Then I read the jacket copy and I was hooked.  Then I found out that WARRIOR AVENGED is the first of her series and I had to buy it…because I never read out of order.

Needless to say, I’m a fan.  After today, I hope you’ll be a fan, too, because Addison has generously donated 4 — yes FOUR — copies of her books to give away.  2 copies of WARRIOR ASCENDED & 2 copies of WARRIOR AVENGED.

Up For Win Today:
2 copies of Warrior Avengened
2 copies of Warrior Ascended

To enter:
Follow me on Twitter: @joanswan & send me a tweet with #newyear in the message. (Tweet Here)

Book Summary:
Warrior Avenged
Book 2: The Sons of the Zodiac

For ages, the goddess Nemesis has sought divine vengeance against mortal man, as she awaits her chance for retaliation against Mount Olympus. Now, after making a deal with a dark wizard, she has reinvented herself as a female spy with her own sinister agenda…

Immortal warrior Kane Montague is as lethal as a Scorpion – like the one that marks his powerful form. As an assassin for MI-6, he was an ace gun-for-hire until someone very close burned him. Now on the outs with his former colleagues, Kane knows all too well who’s to blame: a sexy secret agent named Ilsa.

When their paths cross again, the passion between Kane and Ilsa is irresistible…and possibly lethal. But they soon realize that Ilsa is simply a pawn in a conspiracy aimed at the heart of the Zodiac Warriors. Can Kane trust her? Or is Ilsa the only one who can save him, body and soul?

Warrior Ascended: Book 1: The Sons of the Zodiac
Millennia ago, the Goddess of Justice created a race of fierce Warriors, each imbued with a special power of the Zodiac, charged with protecting humanity from the darkest of evils.

Charming, proud, and impulsive, Leo Warrior Brody Talbot is fighting what may be his final battle. Enyo, the Goddess of War, plans to fulfill an ancient prophecy to destroy humanity by harnessing the dark power of the Summoning Stones of Egypt—and there’s only one person who knows enough about the stones to help Brody diminish their strength.

Since her father’s murder, museum curator Ava Harrison has continued his research of Egypt’s ancient treasures. She’s just landed the exhibit of a century, displaying the Summoning Stones at New York’s Natural History Museum. Used to working alone, Ava is suspicious of the arrogant archeologist who’s been brought in to ensure the stones safekeeping–but his presence ignites an unexpected blaze of attraction.

Never in all his centuries has Brody met a woman who enthralls him like Ava. But, bound to protect her, he struggles to deny his passion as they are drawn into a dark and dangerous final reckoning between good and evil.

Upcoming Releases:

  • 2011, Warrior Betrayed – Book 3 in the Sons of the Zodiac series
  • 2011, The Bachelor Game – Book 1 of the Alaskan Nights Trilogy

“I’m really excited to be writing the dark, sexy paranormals and fun, hot contemporaries. There will be another Zodiac book in 2012 along with another Alaska title as well (all titles are still TBD).”
~Addison Fox

Works In Progress:
2012, Book 4 in the Sons of the Zodiac series, Title TBD
2012, Book 2 of the Alaskan Nights Trilogy, Title TBD

Contact Info:
Website
Twitter
Blog
Email

Tomorrow, Larissa Ione, New York Times Bestseller of paranormal romance!

Cool Promo Gidget & BIG Contest!!!

>Gidget…it’s different from a widget. It’s kind of a gadget and a widget blended. 🙂

I created this custom 1.0L SIGG water bottle on Cafepress.com. It’s a giveaway for my CP’s contest (Elisabeth Naughton) celebrating her new release, MARKED. (Retail value $28!)

Everyone is eligible in one of the two parts of the contest…so everyone has a chance to win!!

Here’s the remaining info on the contest–be sure to enter–GREAT prizes:

PART ONE:

Starting April 17th, 2010 (Yes, that’s a SATURDAY) for 10 days I’ll be posting a daily question. Each person who answers the question correctly will be entered into that day’s drawing. I’m going to be strict about ONLY counting the correct answers added THAT DAY. I operate on PST, which you can see on my blog comment bar. So long as you post your comment before midnight PST on the given day, you’ll be entered.

One winner will be chosen at random each day. That winner will get to pick their prize from the many goodies donated by some very awesome authors. Once a prize has been picked, it’s crossed off the list. So be sure you look at the prize list to see what you want.

Participating authors and prizes include:

PART TWO:

As an added prize…I’m giving away three $25 gift cards to three very lucky winners (your choice of online book store).

All you have to do to enter this portion of the contest is email me at elisabeth@elisabethnaughton.com to tell me where you posted about either this contest or the release of MARKED.

Simply put “MARKED Release Contest” in the subject line of your email. (If you post the above MARKED widget or book cover somewhere you get entered twice!).

THIS PORTION OF THE CONTEST BEGINS RIGHT NOW!!!! You can enter as many times as you like. The more times/places you talk up MARKED, the more chances you have to win.

>Cool Promo Gidget & BIG Contest!!!

>Gidget…it’s different from a widget. It’s kind of a gadget and a widget blended. 🙂

I created this custom 1.0L SIGG water bottle on Cafepress.com. It’s a giveaway for my CP’s contest (Elisabeth Naughton) celebrating her new release, MARKED. (Retail value $28!)

Everyone is eligible in one of the two parts of the contest…so everyone has a chance to win!!

Here’s the remaining info on the contest–be sure to enter–GREAT prizes:

PART ONE:

Starting April 17th, 2010 (Yes, that’s a SATURDAY) for 10 days I’ll be posting a daily question. Each person who answers the question correctly will be entered into that day’s drawing. I’m going to be strict about ONLY counting the correct answers added THAT DAY. I operate on PST, which you can see on my blog comment bar. So long as you post your comment before midnight PST on the given day, you’ll be entered.

One winner will be chosen at random each day. That winner will get to pick their prize from the many goodies donated by some very awesome authors. Once a prize has been picked, it’s crossed off the list. So be sure you look at the prize list to see what you want.

Participating authors and prizes include:

PART TWO:

As an added prize…I’m giving away three $25 gift cards to three very lucky winners (your choice of online book store).

All you have to do to enter this portion of the contest is email me at elisabeth@elisabethnaughton.com to tell me where you posted about either this contest or the release of MARKED.

Simply put “MARKED Release Contest” in the subject line of your email. (If you post the above MARKED widget or book cover somewhere you get entered twice!).

THIS PORTION OF THE CONTEST BEGINS RIGHT NOW!!!! You can enter as many times as you like. The more times/places you talk up MARKED, the more chances you have to win.

Cool News

>Could use some cool news right about now…and the call came yesterday afternoon: Safe In Enemy Arms finaled in the 2008 RWA Golden Heart.

I’ve been drowning in work and studies related to work for the past 6 weeks, and my writing has taken a serious hit due to lack of time and energy, not to mention direction for the story I’m writing.

So, this news felt particularly nice.

Would love to hear from others who have finaled–this year or in the past.

>Cool News

>Could use some cool news right about now…and the call came yesterday afternoon: Safe In Enemy Arms finaled in the 2008 RWA Golden Heart.

I’ve been drowning in work and studies related to work for the past 6 weeks, and my writing has taken a serious hit due to lack of time and energy, not to mention direction for the story I’m writing.

So, this news felt particularly nice.

Would love to hear from others who have finaled–this year or in the past.

Cool News

>SAFE IN ENEMY ARMS finalled in the Linda Howard Excellence Award contest.

Now I have to get it polished up for submission to the final judge: Lauren McKenna, Executive Editor, Pocket.

Oh…and out of those queries I sent which spurred my last post, I got a requested full from one of my top tier agents.

So…as I said in my post…JUST QUERY. (And then keep your fingers crossed.) 🙂

>Cool News

>SAFE IN ENEMY ARMS finalled in the Linda Howard Excellence Award contest.

Now I have to get it polished up for submission to the final judge: Lauren McKenna, Executive Editor, Pocket.

Oh…and out of those queries I sent which spurred my last post, I got a requested full from one of my top tier agents.

So…as I said in my post…JUST QUERY. (And then keep your fingers crossed.) 🙂

Contests Anyone?

>One of my chapter mates nudged me into entering the Linda Howard Award of Excellence. The first push was their online submissions — no hassling with postage and return postage and mailing. The kicker was that the romantic suspense editor for finals was Senior Editor of Pocket.

Sure couldn’t hurt to get my work in front of a Pocket editor.

Now…I just have to figure out what I’m doing for the Golden Heart. Hmmmm….

What contests are you looking forward to?