Tuesday, May 4, 2010

RT book giveaway and Beyond the Shadows release giveaway!

Hey all, I'm back from the RT conference and oh my - let's just say it was an eye opening experience. For one thing, I finished the manuscript for The Last of the Demon Slayers in my hotel room and realized that my characters will end books in far more clever and creative ways than I ever planned. For another, the readers at RT were amazing, fun and willing to gift me with Diet Coke at the humongous book signing (yes, I'm sending out Kiss My Asphalt t-shirts to the fellow addicts).

Finally, my publisher runs the Mr. Romance Cover Model contest and asked me to step in last-minute and do a segment with one of the models on stage. Of course this required a same-day rehearsal with said model (and the rest of them). It's a rough job, but somebody has to do it. That's "my" guy, Jamie, in the picture. He won! It's great because he's the nicest person. He was escorting me out on stage in front of a few hundred cheering women and says, "Now you go ahead of me because all of these people are here for you." Ha! Not quite. But it was a very sweet thought. I like it when nice guys do well.

Now in addition to fun, I came home with an obnoxious amount of books. So why not share the wealth? I have:
The Good Ghoul's Guide to Getting Even by Julie Kenner
Tempted At Midnight by Jacquie D'Alessandro
Warrior's Lady by Gerri Russell (autographed)
Double Enchantment by Kathryne Kennedy
Highland Scoundrel by Monica McCarty (autographed)
The Lady and the Libertine by Bonnie Vanak

Post below and tell me what you're reading now (or read last) and you're entered to win the whole kit and ka-boodle.

And I have to tell you the best news of all - Jess Granger has a book coming out today! It's called Beyond the Shadows and it is amazing - a sexy, wicked, wild ride and I'm going to give away a copy of Beyond the Shadows as well. Same question. Just tell us what you're reading/have read recently and you're entered. There will be two drawings. One for the pile 'o books and the other for Jess Granger's hot new release.

Now I'm off to go read. It's my favorite way to relax after completing one of my own books. And before you ask, right now I'm reading The Truth About Lord Stoneville by Sabrina Jeffries.


SandyG265 said...

Right now I'm reading Frostbite (Vampire Academy book 2) and listening to the audiobook of Blue Moon by Laurell Hamilton. Thanks for the chance to win some great books.

sgiden AT verizon DOT net

Diana (Book of Secrets) said...

Great giveaway! I'm reading Meagan Hatfield's Shadow of the Vampire. Dragons & vampires!


Elie said...

So The Last of the Demon Slayers is it? Is there one in between?

Linda Henderson said...

What a great group of books. I just started reading Can't Stand the Heat by Louisa Edwards.

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Donna said...

RT looks like it was a ton of exciting fun! I would of been tongue tied and red-cheeked if I had to go on stage with romance cover models, not sure if I could walk steady either. ;)

I'm reading FULL MOON RISING by Keri Arthur which is a page turner so far -- half way through and just started it last night. LOVER MINE was my read before this current one, very enjoyable it was. :)

Zita said...

I just finished Anne Perry's The Sheen of the Silk and am starting Amanda Quick's Burning Lamp.

Blodeuedd said...

I sure wish I could have been there too :D

Ok so like only 5 minutes ago I finished The Man who loved Pride and prejudice by Abigail Reynolds :) And I enjoyed it. Up next, well gotta check the old bookcase.

blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

s7anna said...

I'm currently reading Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag...I've been on a romantic suspense kick lately.


Jackie Uhrmacher said...

I'm reading Feed by Mira Grant. Holy cow, I love this book! It's very Romero-esque, which is wonderful because he's a zombie in the book. : ) She had to have done a ton of research of politics, blogging, electronics, and virology. Either that, or it's complete BS and I'm lapping it up, hehe.

Sharon said...

currently reading "Dweller" by Jeff Strand (recommended by Terri Garey) and Lover Mine!

RachieG said...

I'm reading "Lover Mine" by J.R. Ward :)

Jsut finished "Nothing But Trouble" by Rachel Gibson. Fab Fab book!! :)

Looks like you had fun, gotta admit...I'm a little jealous!

rachie2004 @ yahoo (d0t) com

jeanette8042 said...

Right now I'm reading Fated by Lauren Dane and loving it! Don't count me in for Jess Granger's book b/c I already have a copy coming.

lilazncutie1215 @ yahoo.com

donnas said...

Sounds like it was a good time.

I just finished The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong and am getting ready to start Frostbitten also by Kelley Armstrong.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Sarah said...

It looks like you had a great time at RT - I wish I could have been there!!

I'm currently reading Dark Lover (the first BDB book by J.R. Ward), I've read it before but want to re-read the series before I read the new release Lover Mine :o)

Thanks for the chance to win what looks like an awesome selection of books!!

sarahsreviews at ymail dot com

Rosie said...

Well, I just finished "Soulless" by Gail Carriger and started "Descent Into Dust" by Jacqueline Lepore.

Glad you had a great time at RT and thanks for sharing your goodies with us. I hope to go one of these days!!

Razlover's Book Blog said...

I'm almost finished reading "Lover Mine" by J.R. Ward and then I will read "Unhallowed Ground" by Heather Graham.

Thanks for a chance to win some great books!


elaing8 said...

I'm reading the Mage in Black by Jaye Wells.

Jane said...

I'm currently reading "Silent Truth" by Dianna Love and Sherrilyn Kenyon."

Armenia said...

I've recently finished:

One More Time by Celia May Hart
The Arrangement by Emma Wildes

Currently reading:
Sin by Sharon Page

Thanks for the giveaway!!

armiefox at yahoo dot com

Bethie said...

Right now I am reading The Art of Racing in the Rain.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Barbara E. said...

I just finished Gail Carriger's Changeless and I loved it just as much as I did Soulless. Next up is Jaye Wells' The Mage in Black. I was lucky enough to win an ARC of Beyond the Shadows from Jess, so I don't need to enter for that giveaway, but I'd love a chance to win the other great books.

Jessi said...

I finished reading the Olive Fairy book by Andrew Lang a couple of days ago. I read the first fairy tale in the Orange Fairy book which was also compiled by Andrew Lang.

Martha Lawson said...

I just finished Safe Harbor by Christine Feehan. Please enter me for this giveaway!!

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Angie Fox said...

Fantastic. I'm getting lots of great book recommendations. May is my month to read since the new book is in with my editor.

And yes, RT was a blast. Lots of books to take home. Too bad I couldn't fit any cover models in my suitcase.

CrystalGB said...

I am reading Montana Legacy by R C Ryan. Good book. :)


Sarah said...

I just finished "Halfway to the Grave" by Jeaniene Frost and it was excellent!!

Sarah M.

mariska said...

I'm in the middle of Practice makes perfect by Julie James :)

uniquas at ymail dot com

Jessi said...

One question: When does the contest end?

Mariee said...

I just finished Rocky Road by Anne Stuart.

marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com