Leap Into Indie Giveaway Blog Hop

Paranormal Wastelands

Hello everyone :) 

Today I am very excited to say that I am a part of the LEAP INTO INDIE blog hop… and yes, this means that I WILL BE GIVING A BOOK AWAY :) All at one time now– wooooohooooo!!!! LOL So, this tour is to, as the title says, support indie authors… They sometimes don’t get nearly enought credit, so I thought that being part of this tour would help spread the word. This tour is hosted by Paranormal Wastelands & Can’t Put It Down  so thank you ladies for doing this!!! Now, I’ve decided that–yes I LOVE indie authors… hell, some of my all time favorite books are from those lovely indie authors, so here’s what I’m going to do for a giveaway… 



Above, you see this beautiful collage of pictures of book covers. These are my favorites and I am gunna let YOU CHOSE which one you would like.  I have listed below the title and author of each cover, and they each have a link to goodreads so you can read the descriptions and see which order of the series they are in.  Ya know, you don’t want book 3 if you haven’t read book 1.  My reviews are also on the goodreads page for each book too, so if you wanna know what I have to say about these books.  Here’s a hint, they are all 5 PAWS :) I have been reading a lot of indie, but these top my list of greatness.  

Enchantment by Charlotte Abel, Taken by Charlotte Abel, Smokeless Fire by Samantha Young, Moon Spell by Samantha Young,  River Cast by Samantha Young,  Blood Solstice by Samantha Young,  Blood Will Tell by Samantha Young, Blood Past by Samantha Young, Shades of Blood by Samantha Young, Destiny Binds by Tammy Blackwell, Time Mends by Tammy Blackwell, The Descendant by Eva Truesdale, & Descended by Blood by Angeline Kace.  

I haven’t decided how many I am going to give away yet, it depends on my funds at the time, so here’s how the rules are going to go… for you to WIN THE BOOK OF YOUR CHOICE…

1.  I would love if you followed my blog ( I offer it by e-mail and/or network blogs via facebook) but you DO NOT have to follow :)

2.  YOU DO have to leave me a comment on this post telling me:  A) how to contact you (e-mail, twitter handle-I prefer e-mail but I will take the twitter also)… B) which book you are interested in winning & C) what is your favorite supernatural element &/or character… like say, I love werewolves and witches  because they are cool LOL something along those lines OR why you think you would like the book you are chosing to win, say this part sounds interesting because… 

3.  I have decided that (THIS IS OPTIONAL) if you want an extra entry for each day (once a day) you can tweet the giveaway & post another reply with the link for your tweet, and I will add your name again to the drawing for each day you post your tweet ( send me a new link)… This means you get one entry for the first reply, and up to 5 extra entries for tweeting about the giveaway. 

4. THIS WILL BE INTERNATIONAL as long as you can receive an e-book via Kindle on Amazon… I will be sending them that way, or if they are the same price, I may be able to send it via Barnes & Nobles nook ( I will look into this)

5. Have fun… these are supposed to be fun blog hops & reading is one of my passions, :) so Happy Reading

This tour starts today (Wednesday, February 29th) and goes until Midnight, Sunday March 4, 2012… I will chose all my winners sometimes on Monday and contact you.  And Lastly… here’s the other BLOG STOPS where you can win the books they are giving away… I think you should check out all the cool books these guys are giving away too… There are 22 of us with stops, so that means you can win UP TO 22 BOOKS!! :) hehehehe this makes me extra happy!!! 


A giveaway hop dedicated to indie authors!

1. Paranormal Wastelands 12. Blakely @ Indiscriminate Writes
2. Can’t Put It Down 13. Selena Blake
3. Teri & Lizz @Dreaming Dreams 14. Maghon Thomas*
4. Gypsy Mama Logs 15. Karice Bolton- The Watchers Trilogy
5. Kristine Cayne 16. Caine Books
6. Crazy Dream Blog 17. Eric Edstrom
7. Ana @ BookSpark 18. usagi @ birth of a new witch
8. Kathy @ I Write, I Read, I Review 19. Greta Maloney
9. Jennifer Zane 20. Tina M.E.
10. Lisa and Maja @ The Nocturnal Library 21. The Ravens Crossing
11. SweetMarie83 @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer 22. Leah Spiegel and Megan Summers’ Blog

 

Thank you all, for stopping by, & if you missed out, I am still giving away my fun little (Mardi Gras) gifts here and as always, happy reading and later my reading gators :)

AND the WINNERS ARE!!!

Goodness, this week has been non-stop crazy! I’ve had some crazy work stuff going on, and I am still trying to finish reading all of my books for reviews for authors &/or programs I participate in… Let’s just say my life has been crazy… But, that shouldn’t stop the winners from getting their prizes… So, here’s how it’s going to work… Since it’s friday afternoon, I will give everyone (the winners) until TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 at (8:00 am CENTRAL US TIME) to send me an e-mail at magluvsya03@yahoo.com to claim their prize…  Hopefully, everyone will send me an e-mail saying HI & I saw my name as a winner & YES THAT IS THE PROPER E-MAIL ADDRESS/physical address to send my prize to, and if they don’t then I will pick another winner on TUESDAY MORNING! Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that… so without further ado… let’s pull some names :)

Winner for the DEMON KISSED SERIES is 

Anne Muller … so Anne, here’s what ya are gunna get (via kindle book)… email me :)

 

Winner for the Warriors of Ankh series (omnibus) is…

Veronica De Luna, and here’s what you win (vis kindle email) :) e-mail me!

Winner for the Tale of Lunarmorte Series is….

Ntzee Thao… YAY, here’s what you win (via kindle email)… and e-mail me ;)

And last, but certainly not least…

the winner for the Elemental Assassin series is…

Elizabeth Cottone  YAY for you, e-mail me!

WAIT THERE’S MORE!!!

OK, so I have now, printed out all the results, and used random.org to select these top winners… HOWEVER… since I asked some questions in some of the polls… I am gunna pick some more names (not those winners above) but other names for some other prizes! No need to re-sign up, I am going to use the same names, since I am SO THANKFUL that you guys checked out my blog in the first place!…. I PROMISE to let you know Tuesday if I have to pick new names for the top winners & in that, I will post some winners for something.. I dunno what yet, but I’ll think of something fun to give away :) 

Alright… again, IF YOUR NAME IS AT THE TOP, EMAIL ME @ magluvsya03@yahoo.com! and congrats winners, & possible future winners, I will be announcing… and if you wanna continue for another give way… see this weeks BLOG TOUR I participated in…. the contest also goes until TUESDAY, so check it out & put your name down!!! :)  http://magluvsya03.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/half-black-soul-blog-tour/

thanks so much everyone!! Have a great weekend!! & Later My Reading Gators! 

Book Bully Blog Tour…

Hello everyone, I am going to be explaining why each of you should read my series that I have picked & then I’ll give it away to someone lucky :) I couldn’t chose just one, so I am gunna do a short, but meaningful, argument for each series that I am giving away :) And now, on to the show :)
My First series I chose is the Elemental Assassin (Gin Blanco) Series

Spider

 

Web of Lies

 

Venom

 

Tangled Threads

 

Spider

I chose this series because it’s one of the first series I can say I was surprised by all the elements. Not too many authors give these kind of powers and get this specific with how they work. So, that’s what originally got me to pick up the book (the first one). I hadn’t heard of Jennifer Estep yet, and so I read the first one, and working at a used book store, I talked about it CONSTANTLY! I LOVE Gin! I love everything she stands for, and even though I could never kill someone, I sure wish I could sometimes, and just because she kills for a living doesn’t mean she is a bad person. As the series continues, she HELPS people, good, honest, needful people! And she doesn’t put up with anyone’s crap. She may stay quiet then, but boy does she hold a grudge FOREVER! This will not go unanswered. Now, in the first couple of books, she has a love interest of Donovan (boo!!!). I don’t know why, but I knew something bad was gunna happen, and he was gunna break her heart, and of course it did…. but you know there is always something better on the other side of doors and I LOVE OWEN!!!!! I like everything he stands for too. And I am pretty sure, that even though I love Gin, who couldn’t, my favorite character to read about would be Mr. Finnegan Lane :) There is so much tragedy in these books sometimes (that makes for good plots, so keep it up Ms. Estep), Finn never lets things get him down. Even if he is a complete player, and womanizer, I LOVE HIM! He’s a great big foster brother to Gin, and everyone always meets their match, and boy is it a COMPLETE suprise who his match is! There is so many twists and turns, and fun times, and cheerful times, and sad times. These books can give you every emotion! If what I have said about these books hasn’t convinced you to read them yet, then you are so full of…. ummm, hahahaha ok, so just go get these books so I don’t have to get innappropriate! And the good news is, the Next Book- By a Thread will be release February 28, 2012 (that’s not too long a wait) and it’s SO PRETTY!!! :)

By a Thread-releasing 2/28/2012

Now, for this give away (I’m sorry to my international friends, but postage is OUTRAGEOUS– but keep reading for your give away) I am giving a paperback copy of THE WHOLE SERIES… that’s ALL 5 books to some lucky kid!! :) Yep, I am so excited! This means you will have the entire series to hold in your hand and read & re-read…. I think I’ve reread this series at least 5 times :) The link for the google doc form is below, which means all ya gotta do is fill it out. If there are a whole lot of responses, then I will get random.org to pick someone for me :) I wish everyone good luck and happy reading :)

Now, to continue with the give aways, yep, this one will be international to anyone who can receive kindle book gifts via e-mail!!! OOOOOHHH, excited yet?

Since I said I couldn’t chose, I was being serious, I am gunna do 3 winners (that’s one series for each winner) each winner recieving 3 e-books each (except one & I will explain) :) And here’s the series….

The First Series of Samantha Young’s Tale of Lunarmorte series… It’s actually a trilogy, hahaha so ONE WINNER will get all three books in this series… here’s some pretty pictures to see :)

Moon Spell (book 1)

 

River Cast (book 2)

 

Blood Solstice (book 3)

Now, here’s why I think you should read this series!! The first book starts out with Caia, who is an orphan. She’s a reserved, quiet lykan used to a life of solitude. You learn some interesting things about her & her life, and the things she’s had to go through. She starts to open up more as she connects with the pack and her Alpha, and as her true heritage reveals itself her character faces many challenges. Over the course of the trilogy Caia transforms from a shy wolf to a force to be reckoned with. (PS thanks Samantha for this AWESOME description… I stole it from you!, but I needed to give you credit)… I really like this character and her journey through all 3 books, to become who she is! & boy does she have an awesome ride!!! :) Now, there is nothing like a little hot man candy (& there is plenty of these in this series)!!!! I will reserve the link after all this good stuff for you to see who Samantha has picked to play her characters (as a fantasy cast trailer)… trust me, I LOVE LOVE who she picked for each one!!! Dammit if she didn’t pick my for real fantasy boyfriend for the main sqeeze ( LOVE YOU! LOVE YOU!… cuz I love Taylor hahahaha)!! I don’t know if I could do this series justice by saying the things I love about it. I can tell you it’s been one of the best ( at least top 3) werewolf series I’ve ever read! WEREWOLVES are my FAVORITE, so when I say top 3, I’ve read almost every werewolf series out there! It’s really that great! It’s considered a young adult, but I got the ladies (who are middle aged with marriage and kids to juggle) reading this series & stopping me every morning to giggle & gasp & gossip about it! It’s freaking awesome, so there is no age limit on this one, and I really wish there was like 10 more books about these characters and their lives! I miss them! But, Samantha is doing something cool, she is doing a spin off series, so I cannot wait to get my hands on this one :) click on the pictures to check out the sound tracks, fantasy casts, and all kinda cool stuff about this series ;)
So, without further ado… here is the form for you to fill out for this series! READ IT, even if you don’t win it!!! I know I am giving away kindle versions, but you DO NOT have to own a kindle, you can download ( FOR FREE) kindle apps for almost any device to read it :) Now fill this out to win….

Now, the next series I am giving away (also internationally) is also by Samantha Young, and I am chosing it, not because it’s a nice sweet happy book, but because it’s exactly the opposite! How do you chose between right and wrong, and what makes you a good or bad person? Samantha describes the first book as this… Eden is a Soul Eater. While that hasn’t meant much to her in the past, she’s pretty sure any minute now she’s going to go all “Carrie” on her eleventh grade class. Noah is an Ankh. As an immortal Warrior, his purpose in life is to hunt down and kill Soul Eaters. Eden is Noah’s next assignment. Problem is… this is an assignment with a difference. Eden’s not your average, run of the mill, Soul Eater. Noah’s job? To test Eden for possible redemption. It’s a risky business. Especially if Noah awakens Eden’s inner monster. It would be kind of hard for Eden to listen to the angel on her shoulder when the devil on the other is telling her, her new best friend is a lying, scheming, immortal enemy…
….betrayal is such a bitch. So is Eden when you get on her bad side.

So, how do you feel about serial killer parents? cuz Eden has some of those… I am not kidding, and she lives with this guilt everyday! this series is on a whole different level of awesome, but not because the good guys always win, or the bad guys always get what’s coming to them… it’s a little hard, and there are some grey areas in this one! I LOVE EDEN!! No doubt, she is by far, my favorite character, but there are some other really interesting people, and I just LOVE the way Samantha writes! I don’t know if I could ever give this series enough justice either! I mean if you look at the soundtrack for this series (Samantha makes the most awesome soundtracks for her books) it’s freaking awesome :) Just trust me when I say GET YOUR GRIMEY HANDS ON THESE NOW!!! And the coolness about this one, there is an omnibus with a very cool sneak peak into her newest series, which is what I am going to give away! It’s got ALL 3 BOOKS in one!!! And it’s so awesome!!! yes, I bought it, even though I had all 3 :) And, now, some pretty pictures :) so you can see what you will win :)

Waarriors of Ankh omnibus (all 3 books)

so, here is your form to fill out to win… and don’t forget, even if you don’t have a kindle you can download a free app to read these :)

Now, last but certainly not least… This series is HM Ward’s Demon Kissed Ivy Taylor series :)
I am gunna let Ms. Ward explain in her own words about this book…. The Valefar boy tricked Ivy Taylor into kissing him, but he took much more than a kiss – he stole her soul and left her within inches of death. By surviving, Ivy is drawn into the conflict between the Martis and the Valefar. The war between these two immortal forces has raged for millennia without distraction. Until now. Ivy is an anomaly—she is the only person who has ever walked away from a demon kiss alive. Her survival gives her unique and deadly abilities. Too powerful to ignore, Ivy is a threat to both armies. These two ancient enemies will stop at nothing to kill the seventeen-year-old. Surviving is nothing new for headstrong Ivy, but her survival has never depended on another person before. This time it does. And if she misplaces her trust, she’s dead. To her horror, she starts falling in love at the worst possible time—with the enemy. He appears to be protecting her. But she can’t be certain if he is trying to help her, or help himself to her power. For Ivy, trusting the right person is the difference between love and survival, or a deadly demon kiss.

Now, this series fascinated me… first, I couldn’t get my hands on a damn paperback copy, so I finally broke down and bought my first ebook (yep, this was my first e book) and hot damn, if I am not addicted to this series! I love her, and I feel sorry for her, and I wanna hug her, and high five her, and slap her, and cry for her, and laugh at her all at the same time! I know, how can I have so many emotions, but this series has brought out so many different things! I mean, this poor kid has to endure a whole lota crap! & she is still fighting! I am normally not and angels vs demon kid.. I usually just like the demon part hahahaha but this one is so very different and it’s not all about walking the fine line between good & evil, love & hate, it’s about saving the people you love, and hoping to make it out alive too :) and making sure the devil gets a nice swift kick in the…. you know :) so, READ THIS ONE TOO!!! This one, can be read for pretty young teenagers & adults too :) so, go on and get yours!!! Look how pretty they are!

Demon Kissed

 

Cursed

 

Torn

Now, here’s your form to fill out to win :) same rules apply as the others ;)

Now, if I haven’t talked you into reading at least one of these series, I dunno what else to say… you must have bad taste hahahaha no no, I’m just kidding :) I picked these, because they are great, but they don’t get enough recognition like some of the BIG, BIG authors get, (not that you guys are little)… so there ya go, :) go read and become happy :) hahahaha and thanks so much in participating! I wish everyone luck, and no worries, if you don’t win, wait till you see what I’ll be giving away next ;)

And now you know :)

Goooooood morning nice happy people… um, well it’s morning here for me… I promised in my last blog post that I would tell everyone what this month’s freebies would be for all the blog tours that I’m participating in. So, let me do this first! The first tour I’m participating in is the Book Bully Week Tour… I love the picture that was chosen, cuz she looks like a bad ass, take-no-sh!t, kinda woman :) and her tattoo says read or die, which I find quite humorous! hahahaha This tour is literally for me to bully you with reasons to read my favorite series…

Ruby’s Reads

Now, since I can’t choose them all, & trust me, I have a huge list, I decided to pick some that I thought everyone (not just fantasy readers like me) would enjoy :) And, I am picking some with more than just one or two books in the series… I wanted you to be able to have more than just a book out to make the same conclusions I did :) So, without further delay, here’s my list of books bully week (YES I SAID LIST!): 

US only~ 1 person will win the entire series of Elemental Assassin, Gin Blanco series by Jennifer Estep in paperback (yes I will be sending someone all these lovely books… which is why US only, b/c postage is crazy!)

Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1)Web of Lies (Elemental Assassin, #2)Venom (Elemental Assassin, #3)Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin, #4)Spider’s Revenge (Elemental Assassin, #5)

You excited yet… hmmm, let me see if I can make you more excited… so, since I love this woman (Jennifer Estep really is one of the greatest!!)…

Internationally~ 1 person will win Ms. Estep’s Mythos Academy series in Kindle ebook version :) (anyone who can receive kindle gifts via e-mail) will win these:

First Frost (Mythos Academy #0.5)Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy, #1)Kiss of Frost (Mythos Academy, #2)

Now are you excited? hehehe, it’s still getting better :)  internationally~ 1 person will win Samantha Young’s (this woman is also amazing) Tales of Lunarmorte series via kindle ebook. This is one of the best werewolf series I’ve read (& I LOVE WEREWOLVES!!!!)…. see these how pretty :)

  Moon Spell (The Tale of Lunarmorte, #1)River Cast (The Tale of Lunarmorte, #2)Blood Solstice (The Tale of Lunarmorte, #3)

Keep getting excited, I’m not done!! 

Internationally~ 1 person will win Samantha Young’s (yes, her again) Warriors of Ankh series via kindle ebook (now this one is YA but it’s a little more hard core… but I LOVE IT!!! ) here they are:

Blood Will Tell (Warriors of Ankh #1)Blood Past (Warriors of Ankh #2)Shades of Blood (Warriors of Ankh #3)

Ok, now that’s I’ve got you all pumped up… one more series… hehehehe yeah I know! 

Internationally~1 person will win the Demon Kissed Ivy Taylor series by HM Ward… :)

Demon Kissed (Demon Kissed #1)Cursed (Demon Kissed #2)Torn (Demon Kissed #3)

Now that I’ve shown you what I WILL BE GIVING away, here’s what other people will be giving away :)

For the next blog tour, it’s going to be the Half-Black Soul Tour (Blood Warriors book 2 by HD Gordon) to celebrate the release of this book… My actual date will be January 25 where I will be interviewing Nelly, so make sure and fill out to win these HD Gordon Books :) and more info on give aways to be posted (when I know :) )

Blood Warrior (The Alexa Montgomery Saga #1)

Now, the last blog tour IS HUGE!!!!! It’s going to be The Indie Book Collective’s next blog Tour de Force  ”Get Loaded”  January 23-27…. and not only does each author give lots of books & swag away, there’s a BIG winner who WINS A KINDLE!!! AHHHHHHH, I’m am so excited hehehehehehe it’s gunna be so awesome… now, I am doing Mrs. Charlotte Abel’s book Enchantment (I love this book) and we are gunna have some serious fun… so make sure and check out all these goodies, and make sure to fill out each form to win :) for book bully I am doing google doc forms for each series (so people who only want to enter for one, don’t enter for all)… I am not sure about the other 2 tours (I assume it will be a rafflecopter or something of that sort) :)

Enchantment

here’s the new cover for Enchantment…

Also, here are some links to check out each of the author’s mentioned here :)

Jennifer Estep:  http://www.jenniferestep.com/

Samantha Young: http://samyoungyafantasyauthor.blogspot.com/

H M Ward: http://www.demonkissed.com/

HD Gordon: http://hdgordon.com/

Charlotte Abel:  http://charlotteabel.blogspot.com/

Now… for those of you who keep up with me personally :) I have decided to share some goodies with you :) A few months ago, I received this letter (via FedEx) from Marlboro (the cigarette company) that as a member (yes I’m a smoker, or was, before my surgery-I had to quit for that) that I won a trip to their Ranch in Montana… So, my first thought is, dammit, why does everyone always wanna scam me!… so I make a few calls, and HOLY SHIZZNIT, it’s REAL!!! I have to fill out lots of forms, sign lots of paper work… but after a month, I get the official go ahead, that I WON :) hehehehe so I’m sharing all the things I will be getting (or have already gotten)… First, if you wanna see where this is, goole maps will show you via google earth (this is what I did HA) I typed in marlboro crazy ranch, clyde park montana… and it shows you where it is and all the pretty mountains…. Now, lemme explain something… I AM FROM SOUTH LOUISIANA…. we do not get, snow, mountains, caribou, elk, etc… we get sleet, stupid wind,RIDICULOUSLY HOT weather (if you do not like above 100 degree weather, do not come here),  hurricanes, etc… everything is flat here-but we have the most amazing, wonderful, fantastic, delicious food on the planet (trust me-I’m a chubby kid for a reason) :) it’s ok, I love where I live… but I AM GUNNA SEE SNOW!!! I am so stupid excited that I dunno what to do with myself hahaha Now, the reason I am sharing is because I will literally be off the grid for 4.5 days… we will not have cell service (no checking twitter, facebook, wordpress, goodreads, etc) until I get back home (or at least the airport-which air travel was included hhahahaha) so from Jaunary 12-16… please, no worrying for me, I did not fall off the face of the Earth, I just went to a different spot LOL :) unless of course, I do something crazy like break a leg trying to build a snow man (I actually expect something crazy like this to happen)… I am a little disappointed since I can’t participate in some activities because of my surgery- BUT WHO CARES!!! I won a free trip!!!! I am REALLY REALLY hoping to see real, live, natural wolves :) they have been my favorite animal FOREVER! & Marlboro is so cool, to send us on our way, with the plane tickets, they even sent us luggage to pack with :) see….

pic.twitter.com/vor3Bqvo

this thing is HUGE & it’s rolls :) how freaking awesome right… ok, so now that I’ve been blabbering on for ever, I am gunna go do some work hahahaha I gotta pay for all those freebies I’m sending…

Hopefully, I will have heard something soon about my car, cuz I think I have finally picked out the new car I’m getting :) I’ll let you know something about this soon :) 

As always, thanks so much for reading my blog… and I’ve decided to maybe hold a contest soon to see if anyone can come up with a cool goodbye slogan for me… I mean we say crazy things like… “Take Care, Sha! Come Back Soon!” ya know, we cajun people… so, anyone  have anything fun to say about this? :)