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2013 Debut Author Giveaway Hop

3 Dec

It’s time again for yet another giveaway. This time Kathy at I’m A Reader Not A Writer teamed up with Mary at BookHounds and organized the 2013 Debut Author Giveaway Hop. Thank you, ladies!


The giveaway runs from 12/04-12/11 with the winner announcement on my site on 12/12. Its title is pretty much explanatory: the participants must give away books of authors who published their first novel during 2013.

I have quite a few favorite authors I discovered this year, but for this blog hop I decided on Ana Calin and her debut novel The Blacksmith.


What drew me to Ana’s is her writing voice. I remember first reading a blog of hers and getting sucked in. Her voice is catchy, with a richness that reminds me of dark chocolate, black cats and quicksand. Intriguing combination you might say but that’s the best way I can describe her style. 

For lovers of demons and angels, suspense and mystery mixed with romance, The Blacksmith is for you. I’m giving away one e-copy to one lucky winner. For your chance to win it you must become a follower of this blog (thank you very much!). If you are already then befriend me on Goodreads. If you do not have an account on GoodReads then you can either like me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter. Leave in the comment section the venue you’re following me and under what name.

Good luck everyone!


One giveaway ended. Another one continues…

14 Jun

Boy! I’m a busy, busy bee. I’m not complaining, I’m just sayin’. With one giveaway ending yesterday and another one just starting I’m surprise my site is not on fire. Actually it is because you make it HOT. You my followers, my readers my visitors. Can’t thank you enough for coming back for more or simply stopping by.

As promised I’m announcing the winner for the Debut Author Giveaway Hop, just in time for my review of THE LETTER to finally being up on Amazon (check it out here). For those new to contests/ giveaways this is how it works: for each giveaway I create a form where you leave your info. There are a few requirements as part of the contest (either to become a follower, to twitt or to like me on FB). There are easy steps to follow which in return bring you closer to winning the prize. It’s a fair give and take matter with both sides (you and I) winning.

I found quite a few entries that haven’t followed all the requirements and I had no choice but to disqualify them (as I state in the beginning of each form, lately in capital letters) and, after a few tries I finally found the winner.

One e-copy of Marie Tillman’s THE LETTER goes to… Alisia Machado.

Congrats, Alisia!

Debut Author Giveaway Hop

7 Jun

I’ve been waiting for the Debut Author Giveaway Hop for a while now and I’ll tell you in a minute why, but first I’d like to thank Kathy @ I’m A Reader Not A Writer for all her hard work for once again to make this event happen.

So back to business. I thought a lot about whom I’d host and what book to give away. I remember  back in the day when I could finally call myself a debut author with the release of my first book titled Hidden Heart. 15 months later, 2 full novels and a short story (as part of an anthology) I no longer hold the title, but I’m happy to have found someone who is an incredible person, generous, fun, determined and whose debut novel will come out end of this month.

I chose Marie Tillman as the author to honor today. Her first book The Letter is a memoir depicting her journey through life and healing since the death of her husband Pat Tillman, the NFL player giving up a successful career to become an Army Ranger, who ultimately lost his life while in Afghanistan. I read The Letter and was completely surprised by Marie’s style, gracious, humble and riveting. It became quickly one of my favorite books. My reviews is posted on GoodReads, Netgalley, B&N and as soon as Amazon permits it will go up on the site as well. You can find it here.

I also have an interview with her that it will come up on my site in a few days (yay!).

So, if you’re interested in winning an e-copy of this memoir, please fill out the form below. I will announce the winner on 06/14, the day after the hop is over. Good luck everyone!