I’m kinda geekily excited to be doing my very first “all on my own” giveaway – as in, my own page, and everything. What’s up for grabs? A kindle copy of ….
Why? Because I’ve been experiencing the most terrible reading slump, and this was the first book I read in 2010, and I liked it and went and bought the second book, Till Dawn with the Devil, a few days later. And finished it. So, I’m looking forward to the third book, After Dark with a Scoundrel. Ms. Hawkins is too busy to visit with us now because… she just got a four book contract for the rest of the Lords of Vice! Yay! Hopefully she’ll stop by some other time.
Which, speaking of, starting in February, the first Tuesday of each month I’m going to do a “Guest Author & A Giveaway” type deal. Most of 2011 is booked now, which thrills me to no end. I’m going to try to figure out a calendar and add it as a page so you can check and see what’s on board.
Many of you know that I am really over series. So many of them are just… too much of a marketing gimmick to me. The books now don’t stand alone, and often I feel that some characters get short changed because what is supposed to be his/her romance is really just a set up for the next book. Blech.
However, thus far the Lords of Vice stories have been able to stand alone. And I’m liking them because of the heroines. They’re just so smart and sensible. A rare commodity in a historical romance heroine. They’re also rather realistic, at least in my humble opinion. A friend mentioned the first book was “too much” for the heroine – and just one bad thing after another. While, yes, it was a tiny bit frustrating at times, I actually liked it because it flowed naturally. I could totally see the events happening as they did for the period. (A bit extreme, but not unheard of.)
I also have to say/admit… I bought All Night with a Rogue because of the price. And the cover. It was eye catching. I then went to Ms. Hawkins’s webpage, and liked the excerpt. The story starts with out heroine stuck in a tree, fleeing the attentions of a horrid dinner companion.
As someone who goes for retail therapy constantly… this was a perfect and gratifying purchase. I found an agency ebook for less than the print price! Less! Unheard of! It’s probably a little sad how accomplished that made me feel. But whatever. Stupid agency pricing. I hate it.
SO! The reward for those of you who have stuck with me through this post? You have a chance to get your very own shiny kindle copy of book one in the series. What do you have to do? Comment and tell me what your biggest vice is. Or, you know, at least one of them. Or if you don’t want to do that – what would you choose as nicknames for a group of men known as the Lords of Vice?
*The contest is open until Saturday the 15th, which is when I’ll announce the winner, and s/he will have three days to contact me. If this does not happen, I’ll choose a new winner. Why the “short” time line? Because Ms. Hawkins will be giving away books here on February 1st. Yup, she’s the first ish guest author! Yay! (Only she’s not guesting, I get to say something awesome/hilarious/bad/wrong… and she’ll give away a book. I like this set up😉 )