Tuesday and I think I wanna give books away

And what better opportunity than it being Tuesday? Okay so two people I absolutely love – Megan Hart and Anya Bast are having book releases in January. In fact, Megan’s book, Stranger, is shipping from Amazon now!

Stranger by Megan Hart

Blurb: I pay strangers to sleep with me. I have my reasons….
But they’re not the ones you’d expect.

For starters, I’m a funeral director taking over my dad’s business. Not exactly the kind of person you’d expect to fork over cash for the lust and urgency only live skin-to-skin contact can create. Looking at me, you wouldn’t have a clue I carry this little secret so close it creases up like the folds of a fan. Tight. Personal. Ready to unravel in the heat of the moment.

Unsurprisingly, my line of work brings me face-to-face with loss. So I decided long ago that paying for sex would be one of the best (and arousing) ways to save myself from the one thing that would eventually cut far too deep.

But Sam was a mistake. Literally. I signed on to “pick up” a stranger at a bar, but took Sam home instead. And now that I’ve felt his heat, his sweat and everything else, can I really go back to impersonal?

Let’s just hope he never finds out about my other life….

Anya Bast’s Witch Heart

Blurb: With the immense powers of an earth witch, Claire isn’t destined to be a demon’s handmaiden. Yet this has been her fate since she was six, when her warlock mother brought her to Eudae. Now as an adult, she’s about to discover her true power—and how far others are willing to go to take it away…

As part of a mission with the Coven, Adam Tyrell rescues Claire from her enslavement—and finds himself immediately taken with the beautiful witch. But this charming playboy soon learns that it’s easier to steal Claire from demons than win her heart, for her life as a servant has ravaged her spirit. But with Adam determined to protect her from the warlocks who want to harness her magick for evil, Claire’s resistance starts to give way—and they find themselves in the heat of danger, surrendering to the lure of their deepest desires…

Okay so this one will be simple with two readers chosen – one will will Stranger, one will win Witch Heart. All you need to do to enter is reply to this post with three favorite romances of 2008. Easy Peasy! I’ll choose a winner on New Year’s Day at noon pacific! They’ll be shipping directly from Amazon.

Good luck!

39 comments to “Tuesday and I think I wanna give books away”

  1. Pamk
    December 30th, 2008 at 11:25 am · Link

    one Foot in the Grave Jeannine Frost
    Lora Leigh Mercury’s War
    Acheron Sherillyn Kenyon
    I am reading undercover now and It rocks so far.

  2. Wendy
    December 30th, 2008 at 11:38 am · Link

    Only 3?? Gah, that’s hard but..

    The Wild Road – Marjorie Liu
    Dark Desires After Dark – Kresley Cole
    The Trouble with Paradise – Jill Shalvis

    There! :mrgreen:

  3. Diane M.
    December 30th, 2008 at 11:45 am · Link

    Undercover because you created a very differnt world.
    Anything by Lora Leigh
    Acheron by Kenyon

    P.S. I already have Witch Heart

  4. limecello
    December 30th, 2008 at 12:15 pm · Link

    I loved The Duke of Shadows. And I discovered all of Kresley Cole’s books… Pamela Clare as well… um… Blue Eyed Devil. The Lost Duke of Wyndham was great too. Oh Hostage to Pleasure. (I’m indecisive) – and yes, I LOVED Undercover. And I “don’t like” scifi, which makes it extra special.

    🙂 Thanks for having the giveaway, Lauren, and happy Tuesday. Good luck everyone!

  5. Karin
    December 30th, 2008 at 12:48 pm · Link

    The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
    The Beast in Him by Shelly Laurenston
    To All A Good Night anthology with Donna Kauffman, Jill Shalvis, and HelenKay Dimon.

    I would’ve listed all three of Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld books, but figured I would spread the love among some of the other authors I enjoyed this year, though it was really hard to just pick three. *sigh*

  6. sara hurt
    December 30th, 2008 at 12:53 pm · Link

    Somebody’s Lover by Jasmine Haynes

    Forbidden Fantisies Anthology by a bunch of talented authors.

    Dark Magic by Cheyenne McCray

    I am reading Sweet Charity now and as soon as I finished I am pretty sure I will add it my list.

    have a great day.

  7. Cathy M
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:06 pm · Link

    Lots of great books out this year. Three on my favorites list:

    Mercury’s War by Lora Leigh
    Falling by Cameron Dane
    Swallowing Darkness by LKH

  8. Natasha A.
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:19 pm · Link

    I am so bad at this….as honestly? I never remember what I read! lol
    1. Swallowing Darkness – LKH
    2. Blue-eyed devil – Lisa Kleypas
    3. Pleasure unbound – Larissa Ione

    Those are the ones that first come to mind!

  9. ThatBrunette
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:57 pm · Link

    Sofie Metropolis by Tori Carrington
    Jane Eyre (what? I re-read it this year)

  10. Joy Roach
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:17 pm · Link

    Three of my favorites were

    Undercover by Lauren Dane
    Regularly Scheduled Life by K.A. Mitchell
    Rough, Raw and Ready by Lorelei James

  11. Susan
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:58 pm · Link

    Hotter after Midnight – Cynthia Eden
    Pleasure Unbound – Larissa Ione
    The Sexy series – Jill Shalvis

  12. Jane
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:07 pm · Link

    “Nameless” by Debra Webb
    “Scream For Me” by Karen Rose
    “Unlawful Contact” by Pamela Clare

  13. Tracy
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:24 pm · Link

    Undercover by Lauren Dane (of course)
    Wicked Burn by Beth Kery
    Ultimate Weapon by Shannon Mckenna

  14. jessi
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:20 pm · Link

    Three of my favorite books this year were:

    Nauti Dreams by Lora Leigh
    Fated by Lauren Dane
    Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks

    Jessi 😀

  15. Lea
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:31 pm · Link

    Hi Lauren:

    My 3 favorite romances of 2008 are:

    1. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
    2. Sins of the Flesh by Devyn Quinn
    3. Wild Wicked and Wanton by Jaci Burton

    Thank you so much. 🙂

    Happy New Year

  16. Pam P
    December 30th, 2008 at 7:31 pm · Link

    Hmm, still deciding, but for now, I’d say:
    The Price of Desire – Jo Goodman
    King of Sword and Sky – CL Wilson
    Blue-Eyed Devil – Lisa Kleypas

    Happy New Year!

  17. Karen
    December 30th, 2008 at 7:34 pm · Link

    You make it sound so easy: pick only three!!!

    Swallowing Darkness, Laurell Hamilton

    Blood Noir, Laurell Hamilton

    In the Midnight Hour (Kindle Edition)
    by Patti O’Shea (Author)

  18. Stargirl
    December 30th, 2008 at 7:35 pm · Link

    Okay so I had more than three, but here are three of them…

    1. Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon

    2(+). Last Wolf Watching by Rhyannon Byrd (actually I loved all 3 bloodrunners she put out this year!)

    3. Tempted by Megan Hart (Oh Alex.. yum yum!)

    And yes I am reading Undercover. I’m on Chapter 21 and loving it. I would have never thought I’d pick up a futuristic but I thought – I like Lauren’s writing so what they hay… and it is great!

  19. Janet
    December 30th, 2008 at 8:33 pm · Link

    Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
    Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione
    Love Enshrined by J R Ward

    It’s hard to pick three, I have added so many “keepers” to my shelves this year!

  20. Dana
    December 30th, 2008 at 10:32 pm · Link

    I have to agree with the others…(3) is seriously HARD!

    1) Any of the Sookie Stackhouse. I for whatever reason thought the TV Series may have jinxed me on it.

    WRONG the whole series of books are addictive and my friends WHO pushed me into reading it were right.

    Fab and Eric is the BOMB!(though Bill isn’t shabby either… he well, just made some bad judgements along his way)

    2) Dead after Dark

    3)Hotter than Hell


  21. Tez Miller
    December 30th, 2008 at 11:20 pm · Link

    Stephenie Meyer’s The Host
    Michelle Maddox’s Countdown
    Karin Slaughter’s Martin Misunderstood

    Have a lovely day! 🙂

  22. kh
    December 31st, 2008 at 12:04 am · Link

    art of desire by cherie whitefeather

    she on top by susan lyons

    heated rush lesile kelley

    love megan hart books

  23. Violet
    December 31st, 2008 at 12:20 am · Link

    I loved Line of Scrimmage by Marie Force. It’s one super romantic novel. Other than that I loved loved loved ‘Seduce me at sunrise’ by Lisa Kleypas. But i don’t think it released in 2008. I just wanted to mention it here.

    Please enter me. Both the books sound good, especially Witch heart

  24. Lisa J
    December 31st, 2008 at 7:15 am · Link

    Nalini Singh’s Hostage to Pleasure
    Lora Leigh’s Mercury’s War
    Sarah McCarty’s Promises Reveal

    This was tough. I also read some great e-books this year and found a lot of new authors.

  25. Christa
    December 31st, 2008 at 7:27 am · Link

    The Desert King by Olivia Gates
    The Trouble with Paradise by Jill Shalvis
    Dirty(finally read in 2008) and Reason Enough by Megan Hart

  26. Christine
    December 31st, 2008 at 7:52 am · Link

    Undercover Lauren Dane
    Beast in Him Shelly Laurenston
    Nauti Dreams Lora Leigh

    So Hard to only pick three

  27. Gail Siuba
    December 31st, 2008 at 11:47 am · Link

    To pick only three, wow that’s hard, but here goes:
    1. Cheyenne McCray-Dark Magic
    2. Sherrilyn Kenyon-Acheron
    3. Patrice Michelle- Scions: Revelation

    Have a Happy and Safe New Year. I plan to have an early dinner, then back home for a movie and snuggle time 😉

  28. Dayanna
    December 31st, 2008 at 11:54 am · Link

    Triad by Lauren Dane
    Our Man Friday Claire Thompson
    Vampires are Forever Lynsay Sands

  29. Brooke
    December 31st, 2008 at 12:24 pm · Link

    Ah tough!

    Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
    Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh
    Dark Lover by JR Ward

  30. limecello
    December 31st, 2008 at 1:15 pm · Link

    (Ah yes – also following another comment… I have “Stranger” in my eager little hands. I’m planning on starting it tomorrow, and savoring the wait.)

  31. Caitlin Crowley
    December 31st, 2008 at 1:35 pm · Link

    Top three? Wow, now that’s a hard task. Although these three came to mind first:

    1. Red by Jordan Summers
    2. Playing With Fire by Katie MacAlister
    3. Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews

  32. Amelia
    December 31st, 2008 at 2:45 pm · Link

    1) Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
    2) Flat-Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy
    2) Mercury’s War by Lora Leigh

  33. tami
    December 31st, 2008 at 6:35 pm · Link

    glass houses rachecl caine

    acheron sherryln kenyon

    faceless debra webb

  34. RubyD
    December 31st, 2008 at 8:55 pm · Link

    Murphy’s Law – Lori Foster
    Stone Creek – Victoria Lustbader
    Blind Alley – Iris Johansen

    Wishing you all a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous New Year!

  35. Amy S.
    December 31st, 2008 at 10:23 pm · Link

    Forbidden Pleasure by Lora Leigh
    Treasure by Crystal Jordan
    Be With Me by Maya Banks

    Happy New Years!!!

  36. Fedora
    January 1st, 2009 at 12:29 am · Link

    Stacey Kayne’s Maverick Wild
    Sarah Mayberry’s Below the Belt
    Michelle Willingham’s Her Warrior Slave

    I could go on 😉

  37. Caffey
    January 1st, 2009 at 5:32 am · Link

    Oh huge congrats on the releases! I have them on my wishlist already!

    This is one reason why this year i’m now making a list of everything I read. I’m so bad at remembering titles and all! Too, I want to add that so many reads are special in themselves that they are unique and there’s so many I love. So I’m mostly putting out three of the recent reads I really enjoyed!
    1). THE WICKED GAMES OF A GENTLEMAN by Jillian Hunter. I discovered her books this year and love this Boscastle series of her. All bad boys!
    2) HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE by Jeaniene Frost (Gosh I love that vamp Bones!) And I’m hooked on Urban Fantasy too!
    3). TRIAD by Lauren Dane. I so remember when Barb mentioned this book in a chat early of 2008 and I never looked back! Its one of those that’s going to be a annual re-read!

  38. Lindsey Ekland
    January 1st, 2009 at 5:44 am · Link

    Wicked Enemy Carolyn Jewel
    Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
    Nature’s Pentacle Eden Rivers

  39. Lori T
    January 1st, 2009 at 11:00 am · Link

    I hope that everyone had a safe and Happy New Years!!

    My three are

    1. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
    2. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
    3. Your Chase Brothers series.

    Happy New Year!!