October 8, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Celebrating Romance Giveaway Hop

We are joining Nat from Reading Romances to celebrate Romance Novels through this great Giveaway Hop. We have decided that our price should be one of our favorite romance novels, so the winner will get to choose from one of the following books:

For a chance to win just leave a comment telling us what’s your favorite romance novel. Don’t forget to leave your email address so we can contact the winner.

And since this is a Hop here is a list of all the participating blogs, lots of goodies up for grabs!


  • Winner gets his/her choice of one of the books listed above.
  • Open INTERNATIONALLY as long as The Book Depository ships to your country or you have a Kindle and would rather an e-copy of the book.
  • Contest open until October 14.
  • Winner will be chosen using random.org and announced here on October 15.
  • Winner will be contacted through email and will have 72 hours to reply.
  • We are not responsible for items lost during shipping.


  1. Hello :) This looks like a totally awesome giveaway.

    My favorite romance ... Hmm. That's really tough. I think that I would have to go with Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I really loved Bride and Vane's story and it's one that has stood the test of time for me. I just re-read it about two months ago and enjoyed it just as much in 2011 as I did when I first read it in 2004. For me it's definitely one of the books on my keeper shelf.

    Anyway, my e-mail is:

    isis_willowsong (at) hotmail (dot) com .

    I've been going through a contemporary phase recently, so if I win I think I'll go with Bet Me.

    Good luck to everyone who enters! :)

  2. My favourite romance novel is Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward which is part of her Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I love the whole series but that one is particularly special.


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  4. @Kathy Ann: what a great answer! I haven’t read Sherrilyn Canyon’s books, I know I started Dark Hunters series but I think I got sidetracked halfway through book 1 and never picked it up again. Your comment made me want to go back to it though. She’s a very prolific author, that’s for sure. How many books does she have? Her backlist is incredible, and a bit daunting to be perfectly honest… Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

    @Jet: Lover Awakened is Zsadist’s book right? That’s my favorite book in the series by far, although I kind of lost interest around book 6 or so. But that book was incredible, I love Zsadist and Bella, such a romantic book! Good luck in the contest!

    @May: I haven’t read anything by Nicole Jordan. This book you mention is a historical romance, right? I need to look it up, I haven’t read a decent historical in a while… Good luck and come back soon!

  5. Oh damn! You picked the hardest question of all! This may be a very long post then...BUT I'll keep it short if I can. Out of the books you're offering you have two of many of my fave authors. Nora Roberts/JD Robb and Nalini Singh. I think my favourite book of all is probabbly....Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward. But that changes.

    My favourite book releases this year SO FAR has been Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh which I WON RIGHT HERE! (Thanks Brie!) Reminds me a little of Z from BDB. And Belong to Me by Shayla Black which was just released last week!

    ok, that's it for now!Thanks for the giveaway!

    alltherhage AT gmail DOT com

  6. Hi Annie!

    This year I have read many great books, but one of my favorites was Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, it was such a sweet and original story told through emails and the hero’s POV, I loved it!

    I liked Archangel’s Blade but I had many issues with the ending so I kind of have mixed feelings about it… Right now I’m reading the Angel of Darkness Anthology that has a novella set in the Guild Hunters’ universe, I haven’t read it yet, I started with Meljean Brook’s story and now I’m reading Ilona Andrews’ one.

    Maybe your good fortune remains and you’ll win this giveaway as well! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

  7. I did like Bet Me and The Unsung Hero sounds great (yummy men in uniform), but my favorite romance novel has to be The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons. Thanks for the giveaway! jenniferlanebooks at gmail dot com

  8. I like Nora Roberts novels but I don´t prefer any of them. I like all of them :D
    Thank you so much for the chance to win♥

  9. My favorite is Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison.

  10. No fave but love Debbie Macomber and Linda Lael Miller
    msboatgal at aol.com

  11. favorite of all time would be the notebook <3 such a sweet story makes me fall in love always =)

    thanks for the giveaway

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  12. @Jennifer: The Unsung Hero is a great choice! It’s the first book on one of my favorite romantic suspense series ever. The hero is dreamy and it has a couple of secondary stories that are sweet and heartbreaking.

    @Jeanne: Nora Roberts is the best right?

    @Kara: Dragon Bound was one of my favorite books of the year! I’m about to start Serpent Kiss right now.

    @scottsgal: I haven’t read anything by Debbie Macomber but I’ve heard great things. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Linda Lael Miller’s books though, some I loved, but a couple of her heroes I have found to be very unlikable, but there’s a book for everyone right? Thanks for stopping by!

    @Jel: Oh! I watched the movie but never read the book, Nicholas Sparks is just too dramatic for my taste, lots of crying involved LOL!
    Good luck to all of you!

  13. I love Nora Roberts' books!
    Thank you for this giveaway!

    tatiana_lwg(at) yahoo.com

  14. Another Nora Roberts fan! We should start a fan club or something!

  15. My favorite romance novel was Susan Donovan's "Not That Kind of Girl". Eli's love, understanding, passion and acceptance of Roxie was the most romantic story I have ever read. And the bloody story was sexy as hell too!!!!! ; )

  16. My favorite is Into the Fire by Anne Stuart. She writes the best Bad Boy heroes!

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. Thanks you for this international giveaway..;i really want one of these book so fingers crossed

    my favorite romance would be Dragon Bound by Thea harrison


  18. @Pam Stack: Not That Kind of Girl is part of the series about dogs right? I haven’t read that one but my favorite book of hers is Knock Me Off My Feet, have you read that one?

    @Mariee: Anne Stuart is the queen of bad-boys, oh her heroes are amazing! I literally read all of her books back-to-back when I discovered her books. I hope her next book is a contemporary suspense.

    @miki: International giveaways are the best because no one gets left out! Dragon Bound was a great book, I can’t wait to read more about Dragos and Pia. We did an interview with Thea Harrison, in case you want to check it out.

  19. My favorite is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen :-)


  20. I like the Beauty series by A N Roquelaure (Anne Rice) :)

  21. Looks like I'm in good company with Nora Roberts fans! The best I can do in naming a 'favorite romance' would be to narrow it to Nora Roberts' The Bride Quartet series - really good.


  22. I adore all genres of romance. Always puts me in a good mood reading one. Great fiveawy, thanks.

    your1chef at aol dot com

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  24. Hi! New follower. What is my favorite romance? Gee that is a tough one. At the moment nothing can beat E.L James, Fifty Shades of Grey. That book rocked my world!

    samsawesomness at gmail dot com

  25. My favorite romance novel or should I say novels are anything by Gena Showalter,Match Me If You Can and Lady Be Good by Suzan Elizabeth Phillips,Faking It by Jennifer Crusie,Christmas Eve At Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas.I re-read these books again and again and I still can't get enough of them!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  26. @Chelsea B.: a fan of the classics! I love Jane Austen but my favorite is Persuasion!

    @Anastasia: the only book by Anne Rice I’ve ever read is The Mummy. I don’t know why I never read anything else since I really liked that one…

    @Karen C: I have such a soft spot for Nora Roberts’ trilogies/quartets. My favorite is the Chesapeake Bay books and can’t wait to read her Inn Boonsboro series.

    @Christine A.: thanks for stopping by and good luck!

    @Sam S2: I must have known that you were coming by because I just bought Fifty Shades of Grey yesterday LOL! I can’t wait to read it since everyone has some many great things to say about it. Thank you for following, I really appreciate the support.

    @jahnvi: you’re naming some of my favorites as well! Love SEP’s books and I’m a huge fan of Lisa Kleypas’ contemporaries, can’t wait to read Rainshadow Road!

  27. Oh wow, my favorite romance??? That's hard... I would have to lean toward something like the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Action, romance and vampires all together. lol... :-) april@pinebelt.net

  28. Hi April,

    The BDB series is quite a popular choice, and I think that's because of what you say, it has a little bit of everything, right?

    Thanks for stopping by!

  29. Awesome giveaway. My fav book would be Cry wolf by Patricia Briggs. Thanks for the chance.


  30. Oooh this is a hard question. I will go with my favorite for the year so far: Thea Harrison's Dragon Bound. Other commentors have named some books that I like too. Thanks for the giveaway.


  31. @Vanessa N.: I haven’t read anything by Patricia Briggs, but her books have been on my TBR pile for ages! Eventually I will get there.

    @TinaBurriedUnderBooks: Dragon Bound is a popular choice and I’m not surprised, it is a great romance!

  32. My favorite is The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter (or any of the other books in the Lords of the Underworld series)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  33. Hi! Oh my! my favorite romance author... I really love Julianne MacLean, Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole, Jacquelyn Frank, Alyssa Day, more and more! Thanks for this giveaway!


  34. The notebook by nicholas sparks


  35. My favorite romance is most definitely either Outlander by Diana Gabaldon or Never a Gentleman by Eileen Dreyer. I am currently working my way through my romance shelf so one or both of them is likely to change.

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.


  36. @throuthehaze: I’ve been meaning to read Gena Showalter’s books for a while now, my TBR pile is huge and she has a lot of books LOL. But eventually I will, I promise!

    @Proserpine: Julianne MacLean writes historicals right? Another author I haven’t read yet. I see you’re a PNR fan, at least in your case I have read a couple of the authors you mention: Kresley Cole, Jacquelyn Frank and Alyssa Day. Three out of five is not bad!

    @Francine: you’re the second Notebook fan! For me this is a shameful case of I watched the movie instead of reading the book… :-D

    @Grace: I have the same problem, I keep finding books that I love and my favorites list keeps growing, but I guess that’s a good problem to have…

  37. How can I possibly say which is my favorite romance. I read so much that often the book of the day is my favorite LOL I can say I love Julie Garwood and one of her favorites of mine is The Secret - it is an incredibly funny and touching story, the next by her perhaps Saving Grace. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway opportunity and sharing with us today. I hopped over from Badass Book Reviews have signed up with FB and twitter to follow and look forward to sharing.


  38. Thank you so much Denise, we really appreciate the support. I love The Secret and Saving Grace, another one of my favorites is Honor’s Splendour. I just love all of her books. I had a hard time deciding on a book for the giveaway!

  39. fvorite ever is just to hard to name so Im going with favorite I have read this year
    Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon


  40. There is no one favorite. Its too hard. Especially since it also totally depends on which genre in romance you are talking about. One of my all time favorite authors though is Nora Roberts.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  41. @Jennifer Mathis: I started reading Kenyon’s books because everyone was talking about Acheron, but I never quite got into the series, I might have to pick it up again and give it a second chance!

    @donnas: I asked the question in general so people could choose any book from any subgenre, but I agree with you, it’s really hard and I would have answered the same as you with an author instead of a book, and I probably would have said Roberts as well!

  42. I found this one so easy to answer! My favorite romance is Perfect, by Judith McNaught.

    jennhutson3128 at yahoo dot com

  43. I’m surprised this is the first Judith McNaught mention since she is one of the most popular romance authors. A little bit too angsty for my taste though, but I can totally see the appeal! Great choice!

  44. I can't pick just one but love Gena Showalters books!
    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  45. Thanks for the great giveaway Brie. My fave romance is Only Hers by Francis Ray. I read it every year! Love that book!


  46. I just love Sarah Maclean's books. 9 rules to break etc... They are hysterical and romantic:) Thanks for the chance to win!

    bchild5 at aol dot com

  47. WOW!! That's a tough question, kind of like asking me which of my children is my favorite. I'm like a kid in a candy store with romance books and could never pick my favorite. I love so many differnt authors and their different writing styles. Some good humor in the books is a big plus. Shelley Laurenston cracks me up, while still dealing with the romance and adventure.

    mnjcarter at charter dot net

  48. HI :)
    My favorites are Hidden Riches by Nora Roberts; Here Kitty,Kitty by Shelly Laurenton, and Lion's Heart by Lora Leigh.
    You have picked some wonderful novels to choose from. Thank you for that.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  49. @latishajean: Gena Showalter’s books are ahead I thing, lots of commenters loves them!

    @Jade: I went to get Only Hers but it’s not on
    Kindle ;-( I’ll see if I can get one of the used ones because I think it’s out of print, but I’m really curious, it’s got to be good since you read it every year.

    @brendajean: I love Sarah Maclean’s Rules series, I read them all this year, amazing!

    @mnjcarter: I so know what you mean! I can’t go near a bookstore because I go crazy and star buying books! And yes, I have so many favorite authors an each one of them write totally different books so it’s hard to choose. I’m trying to remember if I’ve read something by Shelley Laurenston, she writes about shifters right? I think I read one that was set in a bar? I can’t remember!

    @Michelle Bledsoe: Hello! Hidden Riches is one of my favorite Nora Roberts books! Love the brooding hero and the quirky heroine, a great example of an opposite attract story and a highly recommended book!

  50. The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks. I too love Nora Roberts books & Twilight & I just finished The Host. Pretty much anything romantic.
    Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

    geschumann at live dot com

  51. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite romance book is one I read years ago but has stuck with me: "Perfect" by Judith McNaught.


  52. My favorite: The Rawhide Man by Diana Palmer (ducks in embarrassment)


  53. @Gloria: yep, I pretty much love everything romantic as well! I haven’t heard about The Wedding though, I need to see what’s about but it must be a tearjerker like everything he writes

    @Laura H.: now I’m not sure if I read Perfect… I read Paradise and one of her historicals, but not so sure about that one.

    @Alexis: why the embarrassment? Nothing worse than admitting liking Flowers in the Attic, which I did…

  54. Favorite book?? I don't know because I have so many authors I like. Lori Foster, Anne Stuart, Cherry Adair, Nora Roberts, Elizaabetth Lowell, Rachel? . Darn my mind went blank, But her books are great! Cheryl cjabdelnour@hormail.com

  55. I love the Argeneau vampire books by Lynsay Sands or any paranormal romance books
    helldog3 at aol.com

  56. Oh, I have a lot of favorites, but my all-time favorites are the books of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series (by J.R.Ward) and the Night Huntress series (by Jeaniene Frost). I can't get enough of them!

    Thanks for the giveaway,

  57. @cjabdelnour: Rachel Gibson? That’s the only Rachel that comes to mind right now. I love Anne Stuart, she is the queen of Bad Boys!

    @Helen: never heard of Sands but I like the name of the series, I need to check it out.

    @Vojalyn: I can see that you like tough
    vampires! Bones is very sexy so I can’t blame you for liking that series.

    Good luck guys!

  58. My fav romance novel is the classic wuthering heights
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

  59. My favorites are the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward series and my fav of the series is Lover Mine, John Matthew HEA.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. @Teressa Oliver: Oh Heathcliff! *swoons* I’m surprised that no one’s mentioned this book before, it is a classic for a reason right? Although I admit that it isn’t the happiest of books…

    @Adriana: there’s a lot of BDB love going in this giveaway! My favorite book is Zhadist's though, I stopped reading the series around book 5 or 6 so I’m pretty sure I haven’t read Lover Mine. I really need to catch up with the books! Thanks for stopping by!

  61. I'm picking a classic...Pride and prejudice! You never forget the first love!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  62. Ummm, I'm not sure I have a favourite romance. I love reading paronormal romance or romantic suspense, and anything by Jane Austen. Thanks!


  63. @Reading mind: another Austen fan! Pride and Prejudice is an excellent choice!

    @JessS: two in a row! I love romantic suspense, one of my favorites genres and I love it even more when it has a bit of a paranormal touch as well!

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  65. Hi Bex!

    I love Kleypas' books but I prefer her contemporary novels, I know I in the minority but those novels are amazing! I think The Devil in Winder is one of her most famous novels though... Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

  66. Practice Makes Perfect, The Thorn Birds The Thorn Birds, Gone With the Wind, then YA and paranormal : Twilight, Uglies series, Just Listen, Caster Chronicles, Fallen...

    thanks for the giveaway :)


  67. It is hard just to pick one favorite. So, I will go with my most recent favorite book I read: Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James. I am completely in love with the hero, Christian Grey and his 50 shades of fuckedupness. Sexy, smexy, delicious man.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a great book!

    Happy Reading,
    Bona Fide Reflections

  68. It's so hard to choose only one so my favorite is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and a fantastic read by Deidre Knight is Butterfly Tattoo. A great read. I'd love to win the Bride. :)
    New GFC follower under Lucky47
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  69. @zoey: Practice Makes Perfect is the one by Julie James? I love that book! We’re doing another giveaway hop next week and that is our price!

    @Laurielu: LOL! This was the funniest comment, “Christian Grey and his 50 shades of fuckedupness. Sexy, smexy, delicious man” that’s just priceless. I’m already reading the first book in that series but your comment makes me want to read it even more!

  70. Hey Carol! We were leaving a comment at the same time!

    Butterfly Tattoo is one of the best books ever! I’m so happy to read your comment because I really love that book and I know that not everyone’s familiar with it. That was the first book with m/m themes I’ve read and it’s the reason I started reading that genre (although Butterfly Tattoo isn’t really an m/m book. Great choice!

    An thank you so much for following!

  71. I have so many books that I love it's hard to pick just one. It really depends on what kind of reading mood I'm in and usually my favorite is the one I just finished. I love just about anything by Jayne Ann Krentz, Linda Howard, Lori Foster, Lora Leigh and Kresley Cole to name a few. One of my favorites is Say No To Joe? by Lori Foster.

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  72. My favorite romance novel is Pride and Prejudice.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  73. The Summer House by Jude Deveraux


  74. Hi!
    My favorite Romance author is Julianne MacLean! I really love her style and writing!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)


  75. thanks for the giveaway! i really like Richelle Meads books. they are paranormal romance. which i enjoy.

  76. @Sherry: I used to love Jayne Anne Krentz’s books (and Amanda Quinn’s and Jayne Castle’s) but I’ve been kind of disappointed by them lately… I haven’t read Say No To Joe but I’m definitely adding it to my TBR list!

    @mbreakfield: that’s another point for Jane Austen!

    @tdean30: Oh I haven’t read The Summer House, I don’t think I have read any of Deveraoux’s latest books actually… I need to fix that!
    Proserpine: I haven’t read anything Julianne MacLean. What type of romances does she write?

    @Çråz¥ K¥: Richelle Meads is the author of the Vampire Academy series right? I read the first book and then kind of lost interest because of all the drama with the hero (too angsty!). I might have to pick it up again now that the series is done and I can actually read them all knowing that eventually I’ll get the happy ending without having to wait for the next book!

  77. Thanks for the giveaway! I have to go with a classic that I read when I was 15 and it stands out to me as one of my fav's and that's The Thorn Birds


  78. Hi Jolene! The Thorn Birds is a great -and controversial- book! Great pick!

    That's it folks, I'm about to choose the winner. Good luck to everyone!!


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