Thursday, 14 February 2013

Huge Valentines Giveaway!

Hey everyone.

I wanted to try and do something really wicked for Valentines day, so I thought what better than a huge giveaway. Over the next three days you will have the chance to win a lot of books!! Yay!! Totally awesome. All these wonderful authors have donated a copy of their book for your reading pleasure, myself included. If you want to find out more about these authors, simply click their name and you will be taken to either their Facebook pages or their blogs.

One way to enter is to leave a blog post comment! I thought it would be fun to ask you to describe your perfect date! Can't wait to see the responses.

Here are the books which are up for grabs and some more info on each. GOOD LUCK to all those who enter, the two winners will be notified by email.

Bloodlines - Lindsay Anne Kendal

Keira Jameson used to lead a normal life, she just had a gift, passed down through the generations of her family.

Now, after hearing voices, having strange dreams of others calling out to her, and her grandfather's last words haunting her, she sets out to find other families like hers. Along with her best friend Lily, the only person outside her family to know about her gift, Keira begins a hunt for her ancestors. A chance meeting with a young man, Lucian Turner, sets them on the right track, but their discoveries change the way Keira will see herself for ever more.

Fear, superstition and heritage are shaping Keira's future and she must face her enemies, even if this could mean losing her life.

Through loss and love her destiny becomes inescapable.

Part Buffy-style horror, part tender romance, Bloodlines will have fans of the genre on tenterhooks waiting for the next instalment of this gripping and hell-raising tale.

Desires Unleashed - D. N. Simmons

Desires Unleashed is the first novel in the riveting, highly-addictive and sexually-charged Knights of the Darkness Chronicles. Experience the heart-pounding thrill of the chase in this electrifying page-turner as you uncover the mystery behind the series of gruesome killings that have been terrorizing the citizens of Chicago.
When a grisly decapitated corpse pops up on a Chicago Street, drained of blood, the highly-trained, government-funded special police force assigned two of their best detectives to the case. S.U.I.T. Detectives Warren Davis and Matthew Eric delve deep into their investigation to discover just who or what is leaving mutilated bodies in public places. They soon realize that the killer or killers is one step ahead of them and if they are going to stop the menace before another innocent human is viciously attack, they are going to need help.
Natasha Hemingway liked her life just the way it was... normal and supernatural-free. The vampires and shape-shifters were just where she wanted them to be--far away from her. All was going well until an unfortunate accident landed her in the hospital. It was then that she discovered she had an ability that could help her save countless lives. All of a sudden, she finds herself thrust into the dangerous and alluring world of the supernatural and into the arms of two very sexy and deadly vampires.
Original, gritty and sprinkled with just the right amount of humor and wit, the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won't forget. You don't want to miss out on this amazing series!

Guilt of the Innocent (Short Story) - Lindsay Anne Kendal

Rayne Marlow is trying to live a normal happy life. She has a good job, friends and boyfriend who she loves with all her heart. But Rayne has secrets and a tragic past that seems to endlessly haunt and torment her.

When Rayne’s dreams turn violent and she is harmed by a creature lurking in the darkness, her lover is determined to get answers and cure her once and for all. Rayne must now relive her past, reveal her secrets, believe in her innocence and defeat the demon who is preying on her and intent on dragging her soul into the depths of hell.

Immortal Embrace - Charlotte Blackwell.

Sophia Pierce has suffered since her brother left, and is unsure if she will ever get over it. That is until her family decided to move to Wenham, Massachusetts. Her and her siblings have been ordered to protect their little sister, and must return to High school. This is where Sophia finds her soul mate Nathanial and life as she knows it is about to change.

As a vampire, Sophia has always kept to herself, but as a high school student will she learn to step out of her comfort zone a little? Sophia has found a best friend in a powerful witch and a love to call her own. That is until something tragic happens and blood is spilled. Will Sophia be able to resist the sweet scent of her beloved's blood?

This is Sophia's story, a story of a girl who finds herself, love and everlasting friendship. The excitement of this story wraps mortals, vampires, witches, and shape shifters all into a romantic tale of young love, friendship, the meaning of family. The story of a girl who tries to finds herself when she thought it was all lost.

Forbidden Embrace - Charlotte Blackwell

Just when Sophia Pierce thinks her eternal life will be happy and peaceful, something else happens to turn it upside down. With rogue vampire approaching the town she has learned to call home, the Pierce family must prepare for battle. With some magickal help will they be able to save Wenham?

Even more trouble arises when Danika, the newest vampire of the family decides this might not be the right place for her. The Pierce family has already lost one love, Caspian, when he felt he was no longer worthy of their family name. Will Danika follow his footsteps and will he be able to save her from a fate far worse than his own?

Acadian Waltz - Alexandrea Weis

“I didn’t realize you and my uncle were so close.”
Jean Marc smiled, a warm and uplifting smile that muted the sadness in his eyes. “Jack was always a second father to me. My dad was too busy with the business, and when he wasn’t doing that, he was bailing Henri out of some mess.”
“I’m sorry. I’m his niece. I should have been more involved, and then maybe I could have helped him.”
Jean Marc reached across the table for my hand. “Don’t blame yourself. You didn’t know. You aren’t responsible for your uncle, Nora.”
“Then why are you?” I questioned, feeling a sudden twinge of something strange as his strong hand held mine.
“Your uncle has been good to me.” He let go of my hand. “He’s been there for me and listened to me.” He lowered his eyes to the worn surface of the old pine table. “I owe him a debt.”
I shook my head. “You owe him the debt of friendship. I owe him the debt of family.”
“‘It’s better to owe a debt of love than blood,’ my grandfather used to always say. I never realized what he meant until now.” He paused and the chill returned to his dark eyes. “I can look after Jack here. You won’t have time to keep coming back and forth.”
I stared at him, a little taken aback by his comment. “I can’t ask you to do that.”
“Nora, you have a great deal going on in your life. You have your wedding to plan and all the changes your new life will bring.”
“Did Uncle Jack tell you I was getting married?”
“He mentioned you were going to marry a doctor.” He paused and once again his eyes changed and a glint of warmth appeared in their darkness. “But he doesn’t believe you’re in love with this guy.”
I sat back in my chair, feeling slightly dumbfounded. “He said that?”
Jean Marc rose from his chair. “Make sure you love the man you’re going to marry, Nora. Otherwise, marriage can be a real bitch.”
I looked up into his face. “You were married once, weren’t you?”
He nodded. “Lasted less than a year. She was the daughter of a business associate I knew in Dallas. It was wrong from the start.”
“Wrong?” I asked, realizing how little I actually knew about the man.
He snapped his fingers. “There was no spark, no passion between Cynthia and me. Love needs passion to ignite. Without it you just have hormones.” He directed his attention to the small clock on the far wall. “You’d better get back to the city. It’s getting late. I’ll come back in a few hours and check on him. He’s much more reasonable when he’s sober.” Jean Marc placed a reassuring hand on my shoulder. “Don’t worry, I’ll find something for him to do at the crawfish farms or, if need be, at the house.” He gave me an encouraging smile.
I stood from my chair. “Thank you, Jean Marc. You’ve been a good friend to my uncle and I’m very grateful.” And then, without thinking, I stood on my toes and gently kissed his lips.
The electricity that passed between us was unlike anything I had ever experienced. I could feel my body throb with the touch of his lips against mine. But before I could pull away, he threw his muscular arms about me and deepened his kiss. I could smell his woody cologne mixed with the scent of the bayou out back. I could hear the wild chirping of the birds in the trees along with the pounding of my heart. All my senses came to life, and the effect made me slightly dizzy. John’s kisses had never been like this.
I pulled away first, overwhelmed by the frenzy of sensations raging within me.
He took a step back from me. “I’m sorry,” he murmured, but the way the light reflected in his eyes, I sensed he really wasn’t.
I smiled, trying to appear unflustered. “Don’t worry about it.” I turned to go and grabbed on to the back of the chair beside me to keep my knees from giving way.
“Nora?” Jean Marc whispered.
I straightened up and faced him. My stomach clenched as I took in his smug grin and the way he was dissecting my features as if he were a detective interrogating a murder suspect.
After several agonizing seconds, he finally said, “Are you sure you want to marry that doctor?”
I hastily lowered my gaze to the old linoleum floor. “You don’t know John. We are a good team and—”
But before I could finish, he stormed out of the kitchen. A few minutes later, I heard the gun of an engine and the screech of tires on my uncle’s shell-covered drive.
I kicked the little pine table next to me. “Damn it!”
I fought to regain control over my emotions. I was engaged to another man, so how could I possibly have feelings for a man I had always despised? I assured myself that I was simply exhibiting some nerves over my impending marriage; at least, I hoped that’s all it was. To consider any other reason was, quite simply, dangerous.

Healing Summer - Elizabeth Seckman

Ditched at the altar…biopsied for cancer…Mollie Hinkle is having a bona fide bitch of a summer.When life sucks so hard it takes your breath away, what's a girl to do?

Road trip! Pack a bag, grab a few friends, and leave the past and the worry in the rear view mirror. What wounds can’t be healed by a drive across the Heartland, where quarter flips at cross roads determine the route and the future?

All roads lead to Craig, the second son and bad boy of the haughty Coulter line. Craig has spent his life taking care of number one—himself. He’s not interested in a relationship and he’s definitely not looking to fall in love. But if a morsel drops in his lap, who is he to refrain?

Mollie’s not looking for love either, but truth be told, she’s not opposed to it. Heck, if fate brought her to the miniscule Montana town to find happily ever after, she won’t fight it.Perhaps it is a summer where love, not time, heals all her wounds.

Leticia - Lindsay Anne Kendal

Leticia has a dark secret, and somebody somewhere knows what it is. After being tormented and brutally attacked, it becomes obvious they want her dead. A mysterious group come to her aid. They want to fight by her side and help her win the war someone has declared on her. Together, they present a force to be reckoned with.

Love, loss and longing put strains on the alliance. Not only must they fight their enemies, but their own fears and desires.

Leticia must also face a harsh reality. If she wants a happy future, she must first confront her past.

Crossroads - Mary Ting

Claudia Emerson has a good friend who shares the same first name and last name. That friend unfortunately dies in a tragic accident during homecoming dance. Claudia is distraught at the loss of her friend, but is even more disturbed by her dreams, which seem to take her to another place called Crossroads. Unknown to her, Crossroads is like a second heaven, a place between heaven and earth. It is where the souls of humans in comas or near death experiences may wander. Where, Claudia meets Michael, a nephilim, a half angel, half human, whom she often meets in her dreams. It turns out that this isn’t her first visit to Crossroads, which is an enigma for no human can ever travel there until Claudia.

Now the fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special and it is up to Michael and the other nephilims to protect her. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed, about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most. Can Michael fight his growing feelings for Claudia and protect her as a guardian angel should?

Between - Mary Ting

As the alkins head back to Crossroads, Claudia leads her normal life; but not for long. Having a special soul, Claudia attracts danger, and she soon finds out who Gamma asked to watch over her. The Twelve, known as Divine Elders on Earth, are very much involved when they find out that Aliah, one of the God's first angels, escaped from the Abyss when the gates were opened by Aden. Needing Claudia's soul to escape the only place Aliah can reside-a place between Heaven and Earth-he sends his demons in search of all Claudia Emersons on Earth. Taking her soul will enable him to be released from Between and cross over to Crossroads, which would give him immense power. As more secrets are revealed Claudia learns about the venators-nephilim, demon hunters.

Now two opposing forces must work together in order to save Claudia and humanity from the most dangerous angel ever created. But along the way, trust becomes a big issue. Will love be enough to keep Claudia and Michael together? Who will make the ultimate sacrifice? Who will betray them all?

Diary of a One-Night Stand - Alexandrea Weis

Resilient and practical, Kara Barton has continually strived to live a respectable life. She went to college, embarked on a promising career as an attorney, married a great guy, and always appeared to be the perfect wife and mother. But all is not what it seems, and the troubling past Kara has been running from her entire life is about to catch up with her. Urged on by her insecurities about growing older, and desperately wanting to feel one more night of passion, Kara agrees to share a tryst in a hotel room with a sexy business associate, Scott Ellsworth. But Scott wants more than one night together, and Kara quickly discovers it is impossible to resist him. Soon Kara finds herself transformed into the kind of woman she vowed never to become, and the secure world she has struggled all her life to build begins to fall apart. Kara Barton is about to find out how a one-night stand can change everything.

Fall - Jennifer Latas

Being promoted to project manager is a dream come true for 21 year old Julia Dayle (J.D.) Halstead. And her first project is to convert a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse into a B & B.

However, an ancient secret hides within the walls of the schoolhouse. A secret nightmare that could unleash the Furies of Hell and cause a Host of Angels to weep for the loss of one of their own.

A secret that could scar J.D. for eternity.

Our Little Secrets - Merry Farmer


Michael West swore he would never fall in love again.  So when the beautiful and wily Charlotte steps off the train looking for a new life he jumps at the business opportunity her search for a husband presents.  Engaged forty-five minutes after meeting, married the next day, Michael thinks he’s found everything a respectable man should have.  Except that Michael is as far from respectable as they come.  They agreed not to ask questions about each other’s pasts, but when the past seeps into their present Michael suspects his passionate new wife is not who she says she is.  But can he keep her at arm’s length when he’s already fallen in love with her?

Charlotte Baldwin has a secret.  She fled Philadelphia to escape the sins of her past, but someone is following her.  What better way to hide than by marrying Michael West, Cold Springs, Montana’s enigmatic shopkeeper?  A new name, a new life, and am amorous husband is exactly what she needs to leave her sins behind.  But when it comes to keeping secrets Charlotte may have met her match in Michael.  When a connection neither of them expects catches up with them, the shocking revelation means Charlotte may have run right into the arms of her enemy.

In My Dreams - Cameo Renae

It was happening again. The dreams. The nightmares. It was something that seventeen year-old Elizabeth Hayes thought she d outgrown; dreams that would come true; detailed premonitions of how people would die. This time she dreams about her boyfriend, Michael Young, and soon discovers that he has been found... dead.

He has not crossed over because he was murdered, and now the murderer is after Lizzy. His spirit won't rest until she is safe. As a newbie spirit, the easiest way for him to make contact is through Lizzy's dreams. When she dreams, it's as if he hasn't died.

Lizzy must learn to pull on her inner strength to survive horrifying events, and is faced with a most difficult decision. Would she risk her life to save her best friend and the very person responsible for Michael's death?

Meanwhile, Michael learns everything he can about his supernatural gifts to help. But will it be enough to save her?

I Am Wolf - Joann H. Buchanan

Angel, hero, monster,
devil--we all become what we really are.
Jonah has been sent to Sister's Oregon to live with his grandparents on the Reservation and he has no idea why. His entire life has been turned upside down and to top it off, a mysterious voice has been whispering strange things in his mind. Life couldn't get much worse for Jonah.

Upon his arrival, Jonah learns he is coming into powers handed down by his ancestors. He reacquaints himself with is old friends and falls in love with Alaynee.  Their world is shattered by the
kidnapping of Alaynee's little brother, Jonah breaks the cardinal rule
of his gift and bites the kidnapper, creating a creature called the
unnatural. This sends him and all his friends on an adventure across the
states to a place in Tennessee. There they find not only must they stop
the unnatural creature, but they must save Cara--the girl the creature
is after. Jonah must ask himself the most important question of all,
would you sacrifice yourself to save another?

The Kiss - Joann H. Buchanan

When you've been touched by the darkness, it leaves a mark on your soul.

Jonah and Alaynee are happily putting the past behind them. They're planning a wedding and moving forward. Great news is waiting for them and the youngling pack. When Cathy, Alaynee's mom, finds a stranded girl in the city and brings her back. Alaynee soon discovers there's more to her then meets the eye. Cleo is a lioness whose powers over men will haunt Alaynee in more ways then one. Will Jonah and Alaynee be able to plan their happily ever after or will the evil that resides have it's way? Can a kiss really trap a soul?

In Flames - Elissa Daye

A cursed lineage. A secret magic. A destiny that neither one of them could have predicted.

When Elkliss Keep is rampaged by her sinister Uncle Simeon, Lysandra lost everything she had ever known or loved within a heartbeat. Destiny catapults her into a life she could never have foreseen; a life filled with an unquenchable desire for a man, whose aloof people harbor a secret almost as dangerous as her own.

When Aiden first sets eyes on Lysandra, the beast inside will not be fulfilled until he possesses her. He soon he realizes that Lysandra could be the one true mate that would make his cursed life easier to live.

In Rapture - Elissa Daye

Madigan’s Army 1543 
In the heat of battle, it was hard to tell where one beast ended and the other began. Grant dodged the claws that swiped menacingly at his head. The fight was fierce as Madigan’s Army of miscreants attacked the werewolves of the Lair.

Grant could shift into any animal that was required of him because of the anamorphic magic of Serenas that ran through his veins. He was currently assuming the shape of a black wolf. He fought alongside man and beast alike, as the men who followed Marshal Madigan were both everyday men and various types of shifters. No one was turned away from Madigan’s Army, for they fought to protect their countryside from the terrifying rampage of the cold hearted werewolves of Narcissa, who were hell bent on destroying any living being in their wake. This pack of werewolves had extended their reach when they had started to recruit other werewolves who were hungry for power.

Another snarling beast threw its body toward Grant, but his lithe limbs pushed him into the air fast enough to jump over the hurtling body. He faced the gnashing teeth of the rabid wolf before he saw Marshal Madigan’s sword cleave the beast’s head from its body. Grant shook the spray of blood from his coat and looked around him. Five wolves had beaten a hasty retreat, while six more lay limp and lifeless on the ground, moments before turning into their human forms. His eyes searched for the one that would bring him peace in the void that surrounded him, the one man who made him hunger for revenge, but Seamus Finnigan was nowhere to be found.

Seamus Finnigan, second in command in the Lair, was the one who had taken from Grant the only thing he had ever cared about. It had just been a few years ago when his wife Maria had been abducted from their home. Maria had recently given birth to their beautiful daughter, Sophia, and had gone out to take a walk in the brisk morning air. She had wandered farther than she should have and was attacked by Seamus and his wolf pack. She had fought them off as best as she could, but they had made sure that she would not return as the same person. They had taken their time, torturing her before sending her back to Grant battered and broken, bearing the bite that had turned her into a monster.

The Gathering - S.L.Dearing

Thirteen years after the last world war, the village of Lia Fail sits peacefully above the Hollywood Reservoir in the Santa Monica Mountains. The village is making ready for the fall Gathering, where the other colonies from various parts of what was once Southern California visit for ten days of fun and reminiscence. What begins as a normal Gathering, soon changes as the people of Lia Fail begin to see magic around them. Then they receive news of a horrific massacre and face a nightmare as a dark evil descends on the tranquil village. Alia Stark, the queen of Lia Fail, must face this evil along side her oldest and dearest friends as well as an incredible new ally as the fate of her people and the lives of her children rest in her hands. Will her new magic be strong enough to save those she loves the most?

7G - Debbie Kump.

In the near future, Smartphones will be obsolete. Instead, technological innovations provide virtual computer screens for texting, surfing the Internet, or reading an ebook on lenses worn directly over the eye.
With the upcoming conversion to 7G Network allowing instantaneous optical and audio recording, limitless military and civilian applications abound. Yet an unexpected programming glitch proves fatal, spelling disaster for the nation. In the aftermath of 7G, the fates of college sophomore Erik Weber and submariner Alyssa Kensington entwine. Will they escape and manage to survive in a crippled world?

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  1. My dream date would be with (it's so hard to pick just one, lol) I'd have to say, Jyrki, the lead singer from the band The 69 Eyes. He's so gorgeous! Tall, dark, beautiful eyes and an amazing voice - so deep and sexy. He is from Finland. So I would like for him to take me somewhere quiet, on a crystal clear night with the aurora above our heads. Maybe have a glass of wine and some strawberries. I think that would be really romantic.

    1. OMG I love The 69 Eyes!! I must agree he is beautiful. I've actually been to Finland, it's such a beautiful place. If your dream comes true, ask him to take you to the lakes east of Tampere, you should have an amazing view of the aurora. Plus is vast and empty, so once you finish your wine and strawberries you can have to naughty fun! LOL!

      Funnily enough, my dream date would also be with a Finnish guy. Ville Valo, the lead singer from HIM. What an amazing guy. So talented. Easy on the eyes too lol. I love the way his mind works. I would love to spend an evening just somewhere quiet and cosy. I'd just listen to him talk about absolutely anything. I'd also want to strip him naked so I can see all his tattoos lol.

    2. YES!! Ville Valo! I wanted to say him too! lol. I kinda prefer Jyrki though, its just something about his eyes! wow.

      I would love to visit Finland. I'd like to take my family to Lapland. Let my little girl see Santa. That would be awesome. But, I'd have to leave my partner at home. If I met Jyrki, I don't think he would let me take him to a deserted lake on my own lol.

      Ville Valo is very talented, and also I believe he is a very deep person. I've been told you are too so I think you would make a great couple. And yeah, wow, he has soooo many tattoos. But then I know you like ink and have it yourself. I love your demon seal tattoo. Very original. See you have things in common. It could be love!! LOL.

    3. lol, even the thoughts of being close to him gives me butterflies in my stomach.

      Yes, I love tattoo's. I have a few, but my demon seal, as crazy as this may sound, is the one with the most meaning. It's close to my heart. I get asked if its something I drawn up myself with the demon appearing in my book, but in actual fact its "real". This is what King Solomon apparently used to summon this demon.

  2. My dream date would be with anson mount (plays Cullen from Hell on Wheels) and it would be on the cliffs in the Scottish Highlands where there would be a table set for two with wine. I have always wanted to wear one of those white flowy Greek dresses. Anyway, dancing under the stars and then laying on a huge blanket with big fluffy pillows for rest of night getting lost in wild abandon. What a dream that would be to come to life. I can't enter Rafflecopter because I am on a kindle and it doesn't want to work, it wont download it so I hope this is enough. Thanks for the chance, this was fun! Happy Valentine's to all and may all your dreams come true

  3. My favorite would be staying at home with my hubby, just a quiet night with good food, a great wine and both of us being couch potatoes together. I´m not big on going out and making a big deal of a date. This one sums it all up pretty good LOL
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Valentine´s!
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

  4. Lindsay, you did an awesome job with this. Wow. Thanks!

  5. Richard Armitage (OMG after watching The Hobbit) on a island paradise somewhere....

  6. My perfect date would be a dinner in a restaurant and then watching a movie at the cinema..since it'll be what I do with my boyfriend tomorrow <3

  7. My perfect Valentines date would be to be able to play/watch whatever I want :D MWahaha, -.- we have kids, enough said :P

  8. Easy! It'd be a whole day with my beloved, we could go to the movies, or just stay at home and make some popcorns, a tranquil day with just him is perfect to me. We could dedicate all day to ourselves, and night too ;)

  9. newest follower from queen elizabeth seckman! great blog!! crossing fingers to win!!!

    1. Hey Tammy, nice to meet you. Thank you for following. I have quite a few other giveaways coming up too, so please feel free to enter.

      Good Luck!

  10. I'm thinking Paris & Hugh Jackman.

  11. With Robbie Williams in a grand hotel ,fridge full of wkds on a very hot beach resort somewhere, I don't ask for muchxx oh and the rest I can't say on here lol xx