Friday, December 31, 2010

Friday Book Club

It's time for the final book club post of 2010! What are you reading and enjoying at the moment?

Happy New Year everyone!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Anna Campbell - Captive of Sin

Contest closed.

The random winner of the signed copy of Captive of Sin by Anna Campbell is ERIKA. Congratulations! Please email me your mailing address at: nalinisinghwrites AT gmail DOT com.

I adored this book! And I'm so excited I have a signed copy
to give away!
He pledged his honor to keep her safe...

Returning home to Cornwall after unspeakable tragedy, Sir Gideon Trevithick comes upon a defiant beauty in danger, and vows to protect her whatever the cost. He's dismayed to discover that she's none other than Lady Charis Weston, England's wealthiest heiress-and that the only way to save her from the violent stepbrothers determined to steal her fortune is to wed her himself! Now Gideon must hide the dark secrets of his life from the bride he desires more with every heartbeat.

She promised to show him how to love - and desire - again...

Charis has heard all about Gideon, the dangerously handsome hero with the mysterious past. She's grateful for his help, but utterly unwilling to endure a marriage of convenience-especially to a man whose touch leaves her breathless. Desperate to drive him mad with passion, she would do anything to make Gideon lose control-and fall captive to irresistible, undeniable sin.

Link to Anna Campbell's Website
You can read the full rules here, but to enter, just leave a comment. How about sharing your favorite historical hero or heroine, fictional or real?

Books, books, books!

Have you ever accidentally ordered two copies of a book? I'm not saying I have ever done that *cough*, but I now have some books to give away. Plus, I have a couple of books that I asked the authors to sign at conferences so I could give them away on the blog.

I'm going to put up the giveaways, likely one per week over the next few weeks.


- each giveaway will be open for 72 hours after it's posted.
- to enter, leave a comment on the relevant contest post. (Each book giveaway will be posted separately.)
- winner will selected randomly using His or her name will be announced in the comments and on top of the relevant post (and will be emailed if I have an email contact).
- if the prize isn't claimed in 48 hours, I'll redraw.
- international entries welcome.
- one entry per ISP address, no purchase necessary to enter, odds of winning will depend on the number of entries. Void where prohibited.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Kiss of Snow

The first chapter excerpt of Kiss of Snow is now up!

Merry Christmas everyone! :-)

Friday Book Club

Time to talk books! What are you reading and enjoying? What are you hoping to get in your Christmas stocking?

p.s. Slight delay on the surprise, but it's coming! :-)

Thursday, December 23, 2010


I'm continuing to work on Dmitri's book. I have three words for you - dark and sexy and sinful. This book has a tentative release date of September 2011.

I'm also arranging a little suprise that I should hopefully be able to share tomorrow. What could it be??

Now, your turn - what are you up to?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Follow Me Oddshots, where it's all about discussing what you're looking forward to in 2011.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


My Smugglivus post, focusing on authors and series that were new to me this year is up at the Book Smugglers!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Book Club

Time to talk books! What're you reading and loving at the moment?

(Me? It's all about Dmitri. ;-))

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Dear Author has posted the Berkley Winter Giveaway - the giveaway includes copies of Archangel's Consort so swing by before it closes.

And, an invite from The Knight Agency:

HO HO HO! It's the most wonderful time of the year, and that means it's time for The Knight Agency’s annual online holiday party! Join our agents, authors and TKA Santa for an hour of non-stop giveaways. This is our most fun, relaxed chat of the year. No worries about what to ask a guest author or waiting your turn to speak -- it's literally a free for all!

This year Gena Showalter, Nalini Singh, Maria Geraci, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Shannon K. Butcher, Linda Gerber, Michelle Celmer, Louisa Edwards, Lydia Dare, Joey W. Hill, Jessica Andersen, Lauren Baratz-Logsted, Chris Marie Green and Shirley Jump are all giving away signed copies of their releases. Plus we're raiding our book closets and giving out titles by Rachel Caine, Marley Gibson and Cecil Murphey, among others. Oh yeah, and there's a Christmas stocking prize stuffed with books and holiday treats.

Don't forget to mark your calendars!

WHAT: Knight Agency Annual Holiday Lunchbox Chat
WHEN: Thursday, December 16th @ 12:30pm ET
WHERE: The Knight Agency Chat Room --

HOW TO CHAT: Enter any combination of username and password. Login. Your computer must be Java enabled to chat.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Shutter Bug

I've posted some of my travel photographs over at Oddshots today, including this shot from Hong Kong. Swing by, have a look and share your travel dreams. :-)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday Book Club

...coming to you on Saturday. :-)

I want to mention a book I read as an ARC that's out now. Maya Banks' No Place to Run.
Sexy and action-packed and intense, it's the second book in her fantastic Kelly series. Follow the link if you'd like to read an excerpt!

Now, your turn. What are you reading and loving at the moment?

Thursday, December 09, 2010


ACE/ROC is doing a big giveaway over at Dear Author and it's still open, so swing by and check it out.

AAR has released the results of its Top 100 Romances poll. Both Slave to Sensation and Angels' Blood made the list. Thank you to everyone who nominated the books!

Voting is open in the All Things Urban Fantasy Cover Art Awards. The covers for Archangel's Kiss and Archangel's Consort have been nominated, alongside some other fantastic covers. If you'd like to vote, or just check out all the covers, follow the link.

And I just found out that Play of Passion has been nominated in the Romance section of the Goodreads Choice Awards. Here's the link to see all the nominees and to vote.

Wow, that inadvertently ended up very self-promey. But wait, I have another one - Mandi from Smexy Books has written a very naughty poem: Twas the Night Before Smexymas. It's probably NSFW, and I'd suggest not having coffee in your mouth when you start reading. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010


I'm working on Dmitri's book today.

What are you all up to?

Friday, December 03, 2010

Friday Book Club

Time to talk books! What're you reading and loving this week?

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Child's Play

Jackie from Literary Escapism is raising money for Child's Play, which (quoted from LE):
" with various children’s hospitals in an effort to provide some much needed entertainment."
She's doing a big giveaway in conjunction with this project. Follow the link to Literary Escapism to read more.