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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Random Book Giveaway (US only, sorry)

I have a ton of books I'll never read for whatever reason. I may have read them already or the storyline just didn't appeal to me or they're duplicates...Whatever the reason, they need a home. 

So, here's the deal. If you live in the US (or have a US mailing address), comment on this post and you're entered to win. It's that simple. Follow this blog (or not, but I'd love it if you did), comment, and you're done. How cool is that? 

But what is the prize? Obviously, I'm not shipping out a ton of books. That's just not practical. I will, however, send one winner nine (9) random books from my excess collection. 

A few random facts about the selection: 
  1. None of the writers are bestselling authors. (...that I know of.)
  2. All nine books are romance. (C'mon, did you really expect they wouldn't be?)
  3. Most are traditional Regencies. (I write Regency and buy a LOT of it...)
  4. The oldest book was published in 1979. (The year I was born. How apropos.)
  5. The word Gothic can be applied to more than one. (My other favorite "genre.")
  6. There's a castle, a brooch, a lady's name, a dalliance, a goodbye (or a hello), a cousin, a husband, a gambit, and a proposal.
  7. There's a Bella but she doesn't love a vampire. (...that I know of.)
  8. Almost half boast the word "Zebra" on their covers.
OK, I think that's enough info. Are you intrigued? Then click the little "comment" link so you can tell me that you wanna win. Oh, and tell me which of these reasons tipped the scales. I'm just curious. I'll need your email address as well, to contact you if you win. (Post it this way: "yourname [at] server [dot] com" to evade detection by the spambots.)

The drawing will take place...hmmm...Saturday, I think, October 23. That means you have until Midnight (Eastern time), Friday, October 22, to get your entry in. 

Happy reading, writing, and blogging!!


soche said...

Oh yeah I want to win. I really love the word gothic and that's why I'm entering.

blakesmomma [at] gmail [dot] com

asides said...

Yes, a gothic sounds good.

Nicole Zoltack said...

I would love to win!


Ria said...

Jeepers, I couldn't find the comment link (yep, its small) and when I got back to the right page, there are three posts already.

I want in. Hey you know me, all the above facts sound good to me.

Ok email, rialyons [at] gmail [dot] com

Lindsay said...

I'd like to enter. I'm always looking for regencies!


Charlie said...

Well of course I'm in. Randomness is good. Crazy is the new sane. I love it!


Laura Sullivan said...


*free books* is what first caught my eye. Then the word *gothic*... ;)

Corinna said...


I would love to win. Free and romance are what got me interested.

Tifferz said...

This is such a great idea!!!! I hope I win!

SiNn said...

awesome idea crosses my fingers I hope I win

Anonymous said...

Reason #1. Just because someone isn't a bestseller doesn't mean they suck. I want to win and ship these books overseas to my soldiers. annc999(at)yahoo(dot)com

April said...

I really need something new to read, so this is great! dalton fam4 (at) gmail (dot) com

k.baer said...

Well, I was interested when you mentioned regency, but you really had me with gothic!

Aimee said...

I am entering because romance is what I love to read best. Even though I don't get to read them as much anymore.


Linda Banche said...

Hi Jaimey,

My first preference is Regency, because I like that the best.

But I like your descriptions of your books, and I'd be happy to win anything of the lot.

lindabanche [at] comcast [dot] net

ranearia said...

I adore Trad Regencies, and sometimes the old ones have a little something more in them then the newer ones on the shelves.


Julie said...

I'm really excited about your contest. I liked reason #2 that said all nine books are romance. I'm definitely hooked on romance!!

Send my announcement of winning book to haynie at aros dot net.


Taffy said...

I like the word "gambit"! And love regency romances so I wanna win!


Anonymous said...

I love old school romances, especially old gothic ones AND regency ones...I'm drooling about the 1979 one for sure.

Georgie Lee said...

Sounds like an interesting collection with something for every taste. Count me in.

mrsshukra said...

Google follower, please count me in. All romance books, best reason!


Clark said...

The word gothic grabbed me. I'm an old gothic aholic. Can't get enough. Did I read that right? Zebra Gothic? That really got my interest. Never have I run across one of those. I'd love to see the cover even if I don't win! I found your site from Gothicked. Your site looks very interesting.

clarkrbrady [at] gmail [dot] com

pennyt said...

The words gothic and castle got my attention - I've been reading gothics since the days of Mary Stewart and still love a good one.

pennyt at hotmail dot com

Leigh-Ann said...

I scour the Internet for references to books that have the word "zebra" on the cover. No, really.

Maybe not. I do love to read, though. Thanks for the contest!

leigh-ann [at] weepaws [dot] org

Inspired Kathy said...

There's a castle, a brooch, a lady's name, a dalliance, a goodbye (or a hello), a cousin, a husband, a gambit, and a proposal.

Wonder which books are included. I want to win.
bkhabel at gmail dot com

Carol M said...

I'd love to win these books!
The words Gothic and Zebra tipped the scale for me! I also liked that
Bella doesn't love a vampire!
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Amy said...

There's no possibility I can stay away from a book giveaway of 9 books when "Almost half boast the word "Zebra" on their covers"! I'm just dying to see the selection of books! lol
I'm also very happy that there's a "Belle" and she isn't in love with a vampire!

Thank you for a great giveaway!

~ Amy

Amy said...

Ooops, I forgot to leave my email address in the right format:

Aimala127 {at} gmail {dot} com


Linda said...

2.All nine books are romance. (C'mon, did you really expect they wouldn't be?)

Sold on that comment! I laughed and laughed but then, your added comments are one of my favorite parts of your writing style when you use them. Not sure I qualify but enter me if you can :-)

awesomemessages at sbcglobal dot net (interesting)

Lori Boggs said...

Call me intrigued.... Just don't tell my husband I entered. (He just doesn't understand!) I can't wait to start reading your books as well!

CAT said...

I would love to win! Free and romance are what got me interested.

Aurora said...

Sounds awesome, I would love to win! :)


overthemoon said...

I am an author myself and I love to read. I'm always interested in how other authors express themselves especially when it comes to clean romance. Since I read on average 2 to 3 books per week, free is very helpful and it may keep me from going bankrupt.

Katie said...

I would love to win these books. The main reason I want them,(besides the Zebra's obviously) is that they are romances. I read so much the library isn't keeping up with my need for a reading fix. Here's hoping.

Pamela Peddy said...

One can never have too many books lol. I would also love to win.


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