Winners: Amber, Cindi, Darlene. Thanks to everyone for coming by and sharing your stories! Welcome to the Random Acts of Kindness Hop sponsored by I am a Reader, Not A Writer. To help celebrate, over 150 bloggers have gotten together to give away books. Visit the below blogs (listed at the bottom of this post) from February 17th to 24th at midnight, EST, to be entered for each individual giveaway and discover some fun book blogs in the process.
In the spirit of random acts of kindness, I decided to invite some author friends to participate in my giveaway stop so that they could introduce their work to new readers; and so that in turn, my blog visitors would be entered for several giveaways by leaving their email address in my comments. The below authors will be giving away a Smashword download of the following books. (unless another format is otherwise noted) If you’re not sure how to get a Smashwords book onto your Kindle, Nook, or other device, rest assured that it is easy and that Smashwords is a wonderful site for book lovers. If you visit this link, you’ll find instructions on how to get Smashwords books onto your e-reader.
Here are the books the below authors are generously giving away. Click on the authors’ names to visit their web sites.
Rules of the Game by Elaine Raco Chase – Winner voted #1 erotic novel by Turning Pages! “You need an attitude adjustment!” Samantha Logan told Adam Rourke. She didn’t care that he was rich, she didn’t care that he was handsome, and she didn’t care that her boss was his surrogate father. She tried to ignore the fact that his deep voice hit her behind the knees and made her feel oddly off balance. And she was sure those heart palpitations were the result of drinking two five-hour energy drinks in less than thirty minutes and definitely not from a pair of broad shoulders, green eyes and a sexy stubble. And that’s when the erotic fireworks started!
Jake’s Bride by Karen Rose Smith – Could Jake ever trust Sara again? Sara Standish knew private investigator Jake Donovan didn’t want children. He’d lost his wife and child and his anguish was obvious. With their wedding only days away, she discovered she was pregnant. Should she marry Jake and trap him with a child he might not want? She loved him too much to do that so she called off their wedding and left Los Angeles without telling him about her pregnancy. Now four years later, a letter from her mother helps her realize she made a terrible mistake. Jake deserves to know he has a son. When Sara tells Jake the truth, she sees the sense of betrayal in his eyes. He will never be able to trust her again. But when he asks her to marry him for the sake of their son, she hopes her love can heal them both.
Dangerous Curves by Tonya Thomas: Kim Westfall spent the first 23 years of her life feeling inadequate. Her lifelong dream was to be a curvaceous woman, but after breast implant surgery she felt anything but glamorous as her dream turned into a living nightmare.
An Image of Death by Libby Fischer Hellmann – (will be giving away winner’s choice of a Mobi, epub, or PDF edition) Who knew that a career in video documentaries could lead to crime? Such is the fate of Chicago’s Ellie Foreman whose shoots hook her up with misdeeds past and present. Here she is producing a video about foster children that’s being financed by a successful Chicago real estate developer. Her plans get thrown for a loop when a mysterious package appears at her door one winter night. Inside she finds a surveillance video showing the murder of a young woman. Who was this woman and what is her connection to Ellie? The cops shunt her aside, but the urgency she feels to find answers, coupled with her professional knowledge of film, compel her to sleuth despite the difficulties borne from a complex history with her lover, David. A little digging reveals that the murder victim was a courier with a dark history forged in Eastern Europe at the time of the Soviet Union’s collapse. And a little more digging reveals dark happenings here at home, money laundering, and the deadly price of dealing in diamonds.
HOW TO ENTER: There will be separate drawings for each book. To enter, just leave your email address in the comments, and if you’d like to, share a quick anecdote about a recent act of kindness that you did for someone else or that they did for you. If you’d like extra entries, then leave additional separate comments letting me know that you followed me on Facebook and/or Twitter. (you’ll get an extra entry for each) Good luck! And don’t forget to hop over to the below blogs for more prizes!