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I totally forgot to enter this contest and thereby announce it to whoever happens to read my blog(s), but M.R. Sellars is going a massive giveaway at BBB.  I mean MASSIVE. Seventeen people will win either an autographed copy of Blood Moon, an autographed copy of Harm None, or one winner will win the entire autographed set of The Rowan Gant Investigator Series. Oh gosh, I feel so stupid about forgetting.  I’m such a contest junkie, yet I forget an important one such as this!  (Mr. Sellars himself reminded me.)  These are great prizes to be had, people.  Go enter now!  You have until April 2nd to enter!!

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There’s a contest going over at Bitten By Books for a chance to win 15 copies of Lucinda’s Web by Dorothy Morrison, plus another winner will get a prize package, including a copy of the book and a tote bag!!  That sounds awesome to me!  I’ve been wanting to get a tote bag, and this provides a perfect opportunity.

There’s plenty of ways to get entries so head on over and get started!

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Crux by Moira Rogers was released today, and to celebrate, Bitten By Books is hosting a contest (sponsored by Moira Rogers)  where you can win an 8GB iPod Touch!!!!

Here’s the post from BBB:

The Last First Book We Ever Wrote

Hello there! My name is Bree, and I’m one half of the romance-writing, virtual-crime-fighting duo known as Moira Rogers. I’m here today because Bitten by Books was kind enough to agree to help us celebrate something really exciting that only comes once in an author’s lifetime: the release of the first book we ever wrote.

Awesome, right? We sure think so! Of course, the part that takes a little bit of explaining is the part where Crux is, in fact, our sixteenth ebook to be released. A lot has happened to us since fall of 2007, when we first sat down to try and tell the story of Mackenzie and Jackson, the heroine and hero who have to fight an evil supernatural conspiracy spanning generations to win their chance at a happy ending. We scampered off to hone our craft on short stories and novellas and learned from our experience. But we always came back to this story, because in the end we loved our tough determined heroine and her smooth talkin’ detective hero too much to leave alone.

Today, in honor of Crux’s release, we’ve teamed up with Bitten by Books for a chance to make someone else just as excited as we are. We have in our possession a NEW Apple iPod touch 8 GB (1st Generation) (Retail Value $229.00), perfect for listening to music AND reading books through the awesome application Stanza. The Apple iPod touch 8 GB also holds 1,750 songs or 10 hours of video. Go here to read all about it. We’re also going to give $50.00 and $25.00 Visa Gift Cards to two lucky runners up! All you need to do is read the rules below and enter this awesome contest. And if you happen to pick up a copy of Crux, we hope you’ll love Jackson and Mackenzie as much as we do!

Book Excerpt: “Jackson Holt makes a decent living as a private investigator in New Orleans, home of one of the largest underground supernatural populations in the United States. He and his partners have never met a case they couldn’t crack…until a local bar owner asks him to do a little digging on her newest hire.

New Orleans is the fourth destination in as many months for Mackenzie Brooks, a woman on the run from a deranged stalker. After all, any man who shows up on her doorstep claiming to be her destined lover has more than a few screws loose. But crazy doesn’t explain why he always finds her no matter how far she runs.

When her well-meaning boss puts a PI on her case, Mackenzie comes face to face with the incredible truth: magic is real, and whatever spell has kept her hidden and separate from the paranormal world is rapidly deteriorating.

With time running out, she has no choice but to trust Jackson as he struggles to uncover the truth of her past-and her destiny.”Wow, isn’t that great??  There are many ways to enter this contest, so you should get started!!


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BBB also reviewed other books by Moira Rogers, as well as Crux.  Here are the links:

Cry Sanctuary:
Some Like It Haunted:
Under the Magnolia:
Last Call: Tequila Sunrise:
Last Call: Hurricane:
Last Call: Kamikaze:

These reviews are a great resource.  These ladies know what they’re talking about when they review 😀  I know exactly what I’m getting into with a book after having read these reviews.  They tell you about it, without giving away any sort of spoiler whatsoever, and still get the point across.  And being that they’re not very long reviews, you don’t get pulled into a monotonous rut of droning.  You get exactly what you need to know.

Also, to get more chances to win the iPod Touch, post a message on BBB saying that I told you about the contest, and you’ll get 2 ADDITIONAL ENTRIES.  Use my name: Ashley Madden or use my LJ username nightdweller20.

The ladies over at Bitten By Books have done another interview today, this time with author Diane Whiteside.  Ten lucky commenters will get a copy of Diane’s newest release, Bond of Darkness

You know the drill.  Here’s the link:

Diane’s books look pretty awesome!

Today, there’s a contest over at Bitten By Books.  There are two copies of Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh up for grabs. 

Here’s the link to the contest:

Also, here are the reviews of Nalini’s Psy/changeling series over at BBB:

Mine to Possess:
Caressed By Ice:
Slave to Sensation:
Hostage to Pleasure:
Visions of Heat:

All of these reviews, although a little on the short side, were all done well.  I’ve never read any of these books before, and the well written reviews have made me want to run to the nearest library for my stupidity in not reading these books yet.  All of these books delve into the world of psychics and changelings, which are two favorites of mine, which makes me doubly stupid for not knowing about them preceding Angels’ Blood.  😛

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