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GIVEAWAY: Bantam/Ballantine’s Fall Release Preview

Shauna Summers, Senior Editor   for Bantam/Ballantine, wanted to share with the Dear Author readers a bit about their fall line up. We thought it would be fun to give away a copy of the book that preceded the upcoming release. For every paper book giveaway, I’m going to giveaway an ecopy of the book via Fictionwise (because they are the only store that allows me to gift a particular book). Just drop a note in the comments to let us know what two books you would like. Every winner will receive two copies of a book. Go forth and comment.


0385341652.01.LZZZZZZZ DREAMFEVER by Karen Marie Moning (on sale 8/18). This is the fourth book in the Fever series following FAEFEVER, which just went on sale. That book ended with a big cliffhanger, so I think (and when I say I think, I mean I know) Karen’s fans will be clamoring for this next installment. And boy does it deliver! It’s been such a satisfying experience working with Karen on this series, especially since the books are so great and are performing so well. It’s been fascinating and inspiring to watch her go to a whole new level as a writer and as a storyteller. Also, I have complete confidence in Karen as far as where she’s going with the story. But I’m not saying anything else about the book–you just have to read it. And while it’s better to have read the previous three books, we’ve had fresh readers start here and they’ve loved it too…

We will give away 3 copies of DREAMFEVER.

0345517199.01.LZZZZZZZICE by Linda Howard (on sale 11/10). What could be better than a Christmas novella from Linda Howard? ICE will be a smaller trim hardcover, on sale just in time for the holidays. And it’s Linda doing what she does best–a man and a woman trapped in a cabin amidst an ice storm with plenty of bad guys running around.

We will give away 3 copies of BURN.

0440244633.01.LZZZZZZZA PRECIOUS JEWEL by Mary Balogh (on sale 11/24). We’ve had a great year with Mary Balogh and her Huxtable family series. And our re-issues of her out of print Regencies always do very nicely. But this book is extra special. I think it’s one of Mary’s most beloved and sought-after backlist titles and also one of her most unique and, dare I say, cutting edge stories. The heroine is a prostitute and the hero is one of her clients. Mary says this book poured out of her and she then put it on the shelf, convinced that her publisher (Signet at the time) would never go for it. When she finally sent it in, they published it with no questions or even revision. I hear other writers talk about this book, and it shows up on lists of favorite romances regularly, so it will be great to have it widely available again. Trust me, you will never forget it.

We will give away 3 copies of The Ideal Wife.

044024501X.01.LZZZZZZZHOT AS SIN by Bella Andre (on sale 10/27). This is our second book with Bella Andre, following WILD HEAT which we published earlier this year. I’m really excited about Bella and this series. It’s romantic suspense about wildlife firefighters, which means great alpha heroes and very sexy romance with a lot of emotion. While this book definitely still has suspense and a very fast pace, it also plays to Bella’s strengths of character development and relationships, which she will focus on even more in the third book in the series, NEVER TOO HOT, which comes out in Summer 2010.

We will give away three copies of HOT AS SIN.

0345506871.01.LZZZZZZZSURRENDER OF A SIREN (on sale 8/25) and A LADY OF PERSUASION (on sale 9/29) by Tessa Dare. We are really excited about Tessa Dare and think she is going to be a huge star. Her first book, GODDESS OF THE HUNT, is on sale now and we are publishing the next two books quick on its heels in consecutive months. She’s received starred reviews in PW and Library Journal, and there already seems to be a lot of buzz about her. She writes great alpha heroes and just delicious historical romance, the kind that is my go-to reading when I want something I know will deliver for me. We have more books coming from this author in 2010, so this is only the beginning…

We will giveaway three copies of GODDESS OF THE HUNT.

044024434X.01.LZZZZZZZHARD TO HOLD by Stephanie Tyler (on sale 11/24). This is the first book in a debut trilogy that we will be publishing back to back into early 2010. What I love best about Stephanie’s books is the characters and the emotion and intensity she creates within the relationships. These are juicy, fast-paced, high-action reads about three adopted brothers, all of them Navy SEALs. The natural comparison is Suzanne Brockmann or Cherry Adair, but they also make me think of Nora Roberts’ Chesapeake Bay series. Obviously the romance is the focus of the book, but the relationship among these brothers is really the heart of the series. I dare you not to fall in love with these guys. One more thing, Stephanie is half of the team behind Sydney Croft (Larissa Ione is the other half), writing paranormal erotic romance. If you haven’t checked those books out, I highly recommend…

0440244285.01.LZZZZZZZSTRANGER’S KISS by Mary Blayney (on sale 8/25). We published Mary’s first two books of this series featuring the Pennistan family in one volume last fall with TRAITOR’S KISS/LOVER’S KISS. Some readers might also be familiar with Mary’s novellas in the J.D. Robb anthologies. I really love this series. Mary writes a more gentle romance while still delivering all of the emotion, character development, and compelling storytelling that readers always want and expect from great romance. So if you’re needing a break from all the ultra sexy, super hot romances out there, Mary is the author for you! We have another book called COURTESAN’S KISS coming from this wonderful author in Summer 2010.

We are giving away 3 copies of TRAITOR’S KISS/LOVER’S KISS (which is like 6 books because these are two full length books in one).

0345503945.01.LZZZZZZZA WICKED LORD AT THE WEDDING (on sale 9/29) and THE WICKED DUKE TAKES A WIFE (on sale 10/27).
by Jillian Hunter And speaking of great historical romance… Jillian Hunter is known for her very sexy and emotional stories with wonderfully dark, brooding heroes. These books feature the much beloved Boscastle family who have appeared in all of Jillian’s titles for us, and we’re publishing them back to back.

We are giving away 3 copies of WICKED AS SIN

0345506359.01.LZZZZZZZSOUL MAGIC (on sale 10/27) by Jennifer Lyon. This is our second book with newcomer Jennifer Lyon following BLOOD MAGIC which we published earlier this year. Jennifer delivers great paranormal romance that will satisfy fans of J.R. Ward, Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole, and Lara Adrian. The heroes are the very definition of alpha and there’s great world building and star-crossed conflict. Here’s a little set up for you: In the days when powerful witches used their magic to shield humanity from demons, their allies and guardians were a group of men gifted with preternatural abilities of their own–the witch guardians. But when a band of witches traded their humanity for demonic power, the ancient bond was broken, and the guardians became the hunters…

We are giving away three copies of BLOOD MAGIC.

0553592025.01.LZZZZZZZSET THE DARK ON FIRE (on sale 8/25) by Jill Sorenson. Here’s what I love about Jill’s books–they’re the kind of old school romantic suspense that I don’t see a lot of these days, sort of like early Tami Hoag. Her writing and characters are a little gritty and edgy but there’s a lot of emotion and intensity, making for a very satisfying romance. The characters are very real-life rather than larger-than-life, and she has great secondary characters, particularly teenagers, which take the books to another level for me. Also, this is a stand-alone story, which we don’t see a lot of these days, and while I love series, it’s kind of nice to read a book that is completely its own thing. So if you’re wanting something a little different than the usual high-action, black ops romantic suspense, give Jill a try.

We are giving away three copies of SET THE DARK ON FIRE.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Mad
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:03:13

    Oooo, I would love to get my hands on the Howard and the Lyon book. Awesome giveaway, Jane!

  2. katiebabs
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:04:34

    I would love to give Dreamfever or Burn a read. Great giveaway!

  3. Theresa Meyers
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:05:59

    Oooo…love the books you have up!

    I’d love Surrender of a Siren because Tessa Dare’s Goddess of the Hunt rocked, and Soul Magic because JR Ward and Kresley Cole are favorites so I’m thinking it would be perfect late summer reading.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!


  4. Sabrina
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:06:51

    I’d love to win Hot As Sin and Surrender Of a Siren!

    Great giveaway and a wonderful idea to do ebooks of the author’s previous titles!

  5. Julie
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:07:47

    I’d like Dreamfever and Set the Dark on Fire, please! :)

  6. Erin Thompson
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:07:56

    Omg, hard to pick just 2!!!!

    I would have to choose Bella Andre’s book and Linda Howard’s!

  7. Amanda
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:08:25

    Since I’m into Romantic Suspense right now I would love to get a peek at the Jill Sorenson and Stephanie Tyler books. Please. And thank you:)

  8. Lisa T.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:09:17

    This is great! It would be great to have the Moning and Dare books.


  9. RKCharron
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:10:11

    Hi :)
    So many great books coming out.
    I already bought GOTH by Tessa Dare.
    I am confused about the giveaway. Three copies of the books being blurbed one to each winning commentor?
    I would leave it up to Jane as to which book(s) to give me if I win.
    I’m just glad to be here :)
    Love and hugs,
    twitter: @RKCharron

  10. Rebecca
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:12:56

    I would love any books! Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. Angeleque Ford
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:13:31

    It was hard to pick just two but my choices are – Set the Dark on Fire by Jill Sorenson and Hard to Hold by Stephanie Tyler.

  12. Lynette
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:13:39

    If I could, I would love to receive 1. Set the Dark on Fire by Jill Sorenson because I love in RS where I can feel that the charecters have a real emotional connection and not just the gritty suspense where you only feel they’re together because of the situation they’re in. I’d also love Stranger’s Kiss by Mary Blayney for the same thing. I love emotional intensity.

    Thanks for doing this.

  13. Steff
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:13:54

    I would love to win a copy of the Linda Howard and Stephanie Tyler books. Thanks!!

  14. CrystalGB
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:15:06

    Great books. My choices would be:
    Stephanie Tyler’s Hard to Hold
    Jennifer Lyon’s Soul Magic

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  15. Donna S.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:17:09

    Cool stuff! I’d love to get my hands on either Dreamfever or Soul Magic. Thanks!

  16. Melissa
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:17:44

    Hard to hold and Precious Jewel please.

  17. Shiloh Walker
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:19:09

    Dreamfever and Ice. :-)

  18. Greta
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:19:35

    ooh – awesome giveaway. I would definitely love to have the Jennifer Lyon book and the Bella Andre books.

  19. KatiDancy
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:20:48

    Oh! I’d love Ice and the Balogh book. Thanks so much!

  20. SonomaLass
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:20:48

    Mary Balogh, plzkthx!!!!

  21. ArkansasCyndi
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:22:30

    Ohhhh, this looks like fun!

    I’d love to have:

    Ice by Linda Howard

    EITHER of Jillian Hunter’s books. Love her voice!

  22. Essmr
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:33:13

    What a cool idea for mid-summer! I’d like either Hard to Hold or Hot as Sin. Thanks.

  23. Carolyn
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:33:57

    I would like the chance to receive a copy of Dreamfever and Blood Magic please. This is a awesome contest.

  24. Sara Lindsey
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:34:18

    I have the fabulous debut by romance goddess Tessa Dare, and Bella Andre’s debut is in my TBR pile! I adore reading debut authors and would love Jennifer Lyon’s first book. I’m not sure if you’re giving away the Stephanie Tyler debut (as there are no previous books), but I’d love to get my hands on that one too!

  25. Patrice
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:35:20

    I’d like Dreamfever, because I’ve been waiting for the next part of Mac’s story. And I’d like to try Hard to Hold by Stephanie Tyler because the description and comparisons sound good and I like to try new-to-me authors when given a chance in a contest. :)

    Thanks to Shauna Summers and Jane for the opportunity to win!


  26. Sharon M
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:37:41

    I would love Hot As Sin and Set The Dark On Fire. Those would be new authors for me.

  27. Rachel M
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:39:37


    Great giveaway!

    My two choices:
    Goddess of the Hunt
    Wicked As Sin

    Thank you!

  28. Lori S.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:39:45

    Oh my! Christmas came early! Hard to Hold and Soul Magic look wonderful!

  29. Bonnie Ferguson
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:41:57

    My choices would be:

    1. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare
    2. Blood Magic by Jennifer Lyon

  30. cheryl c.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:43:36

    I would love a chance to win one of the books by Jillian Hunter or Tessa Dare! Thanks!

  31. Danielle Yockman
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:45:45

    Would love Dreamfever and Surrender of a Siren!

  32. Chris
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:46:20

    I would love to have the Karen Marie Moning book and the Mary Blayney books. Great Giveaway!

  33. Cassie
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:52:37

    They all look great! I would love to have SURRENDER OF A SIREN by Tessa Dare and A PRECIOUS JEWEL by Mary Balogh.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Bonnie
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:53:37

    I’d love to win Goddess of the Hunt and Set the Dark on Fire.

  35. Catherine Gayle
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:54:09

    I would love The Ideal Wife by Mary Balogh and Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare. This is such a great idea! Of course, they all sound fabulous.

  36. Jana J. Hanson
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:55:49

    It’s so difficult to pick just two!!! Hard to Hold by Stephanie Tyler and Hot as Sin by Bella Andre.

    Thanks to the Ja(y)nes, Ms. Summers, and Bantam/Ballantine!

  37. Caitie
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:59:05

    Wow! Oodles of great giveaways :D Thanks!!

    Hard to pick just two here, but I think my first choice would be Set the Dark on Fire (can’t wait to get my hands on this one!)
    And a close second: Hard to Hold

  38. Zee
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:07:51

    ooooh…great contest! Dreamfever and Linda Howard, please!

  39. SusiSunshine
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:08:40

    Great contest you have here. I would love to try something new so I’d like Jill Sorenson’s and Stephanie Tyler’s book.
    Thanks for this opportunity.

  40. LauraB
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:13:32

    Please, please pick me! I’d love to read A Precious Jewel and Soul Magic! Hooray. : )

  41. Maureen
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:15:32

    I would love A Precious Jewel by Mary Balogh and Stranger’s Kiss by Mary Blayney. Two Marys that I have read and enjoyed.

  42. Cambria Dillon
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:20:04

    Giveaways rock! I’m a huge fan of Karen Marie Moning, so Dreamfever is a MUST. And Blood Magic sounds promising.
    Thanks for the opp!

  43. GrowlyCub
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:22:17

    The Hunter and the Blayney for me please. :) I haven’t read either, but I was intrigued by the idea of juxtaposing ‘more gentle (sic) and emotional’ with ‘very sexy and emotional’.

  44. blodeuedd
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:22:39

    There are some awesome books in there. But I have heard good things about Tessa dare so would love to try her, and Stranger’s Kiss by Mary Blayney

  45. Samantha
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:25:11

    Hands down Soul Magic by Jennifer Lyon and Hard to Hold by Stephanie Tyler. What a great giveaway.

  46. Kendra
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:25:28

    I would love to have Stephanie Tyler and Linda Howard. In eBook please!!!
    I have been waiting for Stephanie’s new book. I am really looking forward to it.

  47. Erin W
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:26:29

    They all look great! I’m going with Dreamfever and Soul Magic!

  48. Jusy
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:26:42

    I would like to continue my journey with Dreamfever and start a new one with Blood Magic.

  49. MarnieColette
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:29:43

    DREAMFEVER- I love this series.
    Soul Magic – I have eagerly waited this sequel.

  50. hanne
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:43:16

    I would love to read the books by Hunter and Blayney!

  51. Danielle
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:43:56

    I would love a chance to win Hard To Hold by Stephanie Tyler the first book in her her series and Hot As Sin by Bella Andre.

    A big thank you Dear Author and Bantam/Ballantine for a chance to win these books.

  52. Anne Marie
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:44:16

    I would like a chance to win Goddess of the Hunt & Dreamfever.

  53. Val
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:46:11

    I have to go with Dreamfever because I’ve been re-reading the previous books and my anticipation for the new one is KILLING ME.

    For the second, the Sorenson one sounds great and I could use a stand alone story. I’m obviously up to my ears with continuation stories with the Moning one alone.

  54. Willa
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:47:09

    Tessa Dare & Jill Sorenson!

    Thankyou! :D

  55. Pearl
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:48:26

    Definitely and without a doubt: Hot as Sin (Bella Andre) and Hard To Hold (Stephanie Tyler)

  56. Susan Laura
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:49:06

    I love it when you feature a collection of new books. And I would also love to win a couple of them! If my name is pulled from the hat I would like HOT AS SIN by Bella Andre and SET THE DARK ON FIRE by Jill Sorenson. Thanks!

  57. Lori
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:50:09

    Wow – what a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for sponsoring this.

    I’d love A Wicked Lord at the Wedding – love those Boscastles!
    And Set the Dark on Fire – I loved Sorenson’s first book and can’t wait to read the next.

  58. Lori
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 13:52:19

    I’d love either Hard to Hold or Set the Dark on Fire

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  60. Billie Davis
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:00:26

    I would love the Linda Howard and Jillian Hunter.

  61. Donna Kowalczyk
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:02:01

    Ice by Linda Howard & Set the Dark On Fire by Jill Sorenson! Never read Jill, but she sounds amazing! I’ve been a Linda Howard fan for years. :-)

  62. Babz
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:06:21

    I would love to win Tessa Dare’s Surrender of A Siren and KMM’s Faefever.

    The first because she is a new favorite, the second because I have been a fan since her first book and still am!

    Oh, and if anyone haven’t read Mary Balogh’s A Precious Jewel, do! It’s one of my Balogh favorite.

  63. Carolyn Jewel
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:11:45

    Hot As Sin (Bella Andre) and A Stranger’s Kiss (Mary Blaney)

    Great contest and some great books.

  64. Diane M.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:12:04

    Soul Magic and Hard to Hold.

  65. sarac
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:13:33

    Love to win the Balogh (who I just discovered a couple of weeks ago and am blazing my way through her books) and “Goddess of the Hunt”

  66. Wendy
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:14:09

    Stephanie Tyler and Bella Andre are new authors to me so I would love to read their books.

    Thanks Bantam/Ballantine! :)

  67. liz m
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:17:06

    Good line up! I’d like to win e-books, because I have Been Converted. I would likely give the paper book away, so maybe you could split the win if I was chosen? Or I could find it a good home!

    I’d like to try Tessa Dare, so Goddess of The Hunt would rock.
    I’s also like to try Jill Sorenson, so Set The Dark On Fire would be cool.

  68. iokijo
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:18:32

    OMG.. good books.. so hard to pick..
    Deamfever by KMM & Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

    Thank you so much for the chance to win these… crossing my fingers & my toes..

  69. Kiersten
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:19:30

    I’d have to say GODDESS OF THE HUNT and HARD TO HOLD would be my choices. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Tessa Dare and want to ck her out. And I’m a sucker for books with strong relationships between siblings (the Chesapeake series is one of my all time favorite examples of this.) Those would be the winners I’d want from this group.

  70. Amy
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:23:31

    I would love DreamFever and Set the Dark on Fire!

  71. TerryS
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:23:37

    So many excellent choices but I would have to say the books by Linda Howard and Stephanie Tyler would be my choice

  72. Christina W.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:24:51

    Thanks for this great giveaway!
    Because it’s quite difficult to get my hands on any of these books in Germany, I’d like to win Dreamfever and Blood Magic.
    I was addicted to KMM right from the beginning and waited one year to learn what really happens to Mac after the exciting but also depressing cliffhanger.
    My second choice is made, because I ALWAYS like to discover new authors and Blood Magic sounds just like a book I’d love… :)!

  73. Larena Wirum
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:25:32

    I would love to get my hands on Hot as Sin or Dreamfever. I love Bella Andre. :-)

    The other books look pretty good too.

  74. Sandy James
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:26:39

    Wow! Great books! I’d love to have A WICKED LORD AT THE WEDDING and THE WICKED DUKE TAKES A WIFE. :-)

  75. RStewie
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:29:45

    I don’t think I have a chance of winning with all these other entries, BUT! here goes!

    I’d love to read Goddess of the Hunt and Dreamfever.

    /crossed fingers

  76. Chris W
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:33:39

    Put me in for Dreamfever and Burn!!!

  77. Sharon K
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:33:39

    Super giveaway! I’d have to pick Dreamfever and Soul Magic.

  78. Terri W.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:33:53

    I would love to win “Burn” by Linda Howard and “Set the Dark on Fire” by Jill Sorenson.

    Thanks for the awesome contest and books!

  79. Christine M.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:34:12

    Goddess of the Hunt. and The Ideal Wife for me!

  80. KCfla
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:36:05

    Either the Lyons or the Sorenson book for me please

  81. Melanie
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:36:49

    I would love to have A Precious Jewel (so I can replace my old secondhand copy that was, literally, chewed by a dog) and Set the Dark on Fire.

  82. Marty
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:39:52

    This is a hard choice with so many great titles to chose from, I’ll pick: Dreamfever and Soul Magic

  83. LaTessa Montgomery
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:40:04

    I would like Dreamfever and Soul Magic.

    Thanks for this giveaway

  84. DS
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:40:13

    Hot as Sin and Goddess of the Hunt please.

  85. Blanche
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:42:23

    So many wonderful choices!! I would love Hard to Hold by Stephanie Tyler and Hot As Sin by Bella Andre!!

  86. Jennifer K.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:42:44

    Guh! Look at all the choices!

    DREAMFEVER and HOT AS SIN are my choices.

    Excellent giveaway, btw.

  87. cyclops8
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:45:20

    I would love to win copies of Stephanie Tyler’s “Hard to Hold” and Bella Andre’s “Hot As Sin.”

  88. Shanna
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:45:20

    That’s easy: Dreamfever and Ice :)

  89. Amy Huber
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:45:35

    Great contest!

    I’d like to be entered for Bella Andre or Jill Sorenson – both have been on my list!

  90. cecilia
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:45:50

    I’m one of the many who are very excited about Dreamfever, and for my other choice, I’ll pick an author I haven’t tried yet – Surrender of a Siren.

  91. Lorelie
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:47:52

    Set the Dark on Fire was effing awesome, y’all. Y’all need to buy it if you don’t win it.

    I’d like the Bella Andre and the Jillian Hunter, if I won. (And eBook format, if poss.)

  92. Karen
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:48:18

    I would like Dreamfever & the L. Howard one. Thanks!

  93. thea
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:48:31

    would love the Moning and Lyon books…thanks!

  94. Jennifer McKenzie
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:49:02

    I’d love “HOT AS SIN”.

  95. veedee
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:53:05

    I would like to be entered for A Stranger’s Kiss and A Wicked Lord a the Wedding, thanks!

  96. Lori S.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:53:43

    I would love to get my hands on Blood Magic and Hot As Sin!

  97. Cathy M
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:54:57

    Would love to read Dreamfever and Hot As Sin.

  98. jessica
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 14:59:41

    Exciting! I would love to win Mary Baloghs book and Jillian Hunters.

    I adore KMM but her book is already on the way to me via Amazon :)

  99. Elaine C.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:00:12

    Ohhh boy, my 2 would be Linda HOWARD Ice and Jennifer LYON Soul Magic. Since I already have Moning’s Dreamfever on my Amazon pre-order list. Thanks for chance to win 2 books!!!

  100. Kathy
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:00:30


    I would love to read any one of the following and if it came free? BONUS!

    Set Dark on Fire / Jill Sorenson
    Hard to Hold / Stephanie Tyler
    Hot as Sin / Bella Andre
    Soul Magic / Jennifer Lyon

    Thanks in advance for your consideration.

  101. Joanne
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:01:20

    Great giveaway and a difficult decision to choose two.

    I’d like to be entered for Ice by Linda Howard and Soul Magic by Jennifer Lyon please.

  102. Cyntia King
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:03:27

    Hmmmm… it’s so hard to choose when there are so many good books!

    I love Karen Marie Moning, so I’ve got to have DREAMFEVER; and I’ve heard the buzz about Jennifer Lyon’s SOUL MAGIC.

    This Fall’s going to be so warm & cozy – long, lazy evenings with a good book – Perfect!

  103. Heather Long
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:08:35

    I think all of them look interesting. So I’m easy :) I’ll take any of the above

  104. Muneca
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:09:58

    Either SET THE DARK ON FIRE or HOT AS SIN would be awesome.

  105. Keri Ford
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:11:03

    Raises hand for Linda Howard’s ICE and Tessa Dare’s SURRENDER OF A SIREN

  106. Louise D
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:11:14

    DREAMFEVER by Karen Marie Moning
    ICE by Linda Howard
    Two of my all time favorite authors – how could I miss an opportunity to drop my name in the hat.

  107. MaryK
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:11:26

    Would love to have the Linda Howard (love her cabin romances) and the Tessa Dare.

  108. Missy Ann
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:12:28

    Surrender of a Siren & Set The Dark on Fire. I’ve read two of Jill’s books, the first I did like. The second Crash Into Me… I wanted to like it. There were parts I did like, but there were just a couple of really annoying things that killed it for me. But I would really like to give her another shot. I think she could be a favorite…

  109. SandyEB
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:13:34

    I would love to read
    Bella AndreHot As Sin
    Jill SorensonSet the Dark on Fire

  110. Amy M
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:15:58

    Wow! What an awesome contest!! I would love Hard to Hold and Hot as Sin.

    Thanks so much
    Amy M

  111. Calila
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:16:23

    I’d love a copy of The Ideal Wife and Hot As Sin. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

  112. Shannon
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:16:29

    These all look great. Thank you for the give aways!

    The two I would pick are Blood Magic by Jennifer Lyon and Bella Andre Hot As Sin.

  113. Erin
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:18:37

    Wow! This is all kinds of awesome.

    Let’s see, I’d pick Dreamfever, but it’s already 60% read on my kindle as we speak. I’m inhaling this one!

    In honor of Save the Contemp, I’d love to read Hot as Sin.
    I think Blood Magic sounds interesting as well.

    Thanks for the fabulous contest!

  114. Lexie C.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:21:55

  115. Carol
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:24:26

    Thanks for another great give away, would love a copy of Moning and Howard books!

  116. Lori
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:24:29

    It’s so hard to choose! I would love to read Dreamfever and Hot as Sin.

  117. Casee
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:26:17

    I was blown away when I read Blood Magic by Jennifer Lyon.

    I’ll put my name in for Soul Magic by Jennifer Lyon and Set the Dark on Fire by Jill Sorenson.

    Here's what I love about Jill's books-they're the kind of old school romantic suspense that I don't see a lot of these days, sort of like early Tami Hoag.

    Sooo true.

  118. Jennifer M
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:27:20

    Oh, what a wonderful contest!

    I’d love to win Tessa Dare and Stephanie Tyler.

    Thanks for this exciting chance.

  119. Anne
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:27:28

    Thanks so much for this contest. I pick Dreamfever and Hot as Sin.

  120. Kristina B
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:27:49

    Thanks for the fab giveaway!

    I would so pick Dreamfever, but it magically appeared on my Kindle this morning thanks to the gift pre-order…

    I would love to read Mary Blayney and Jennifer Lyon.

  121. Tiffany
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:28:11

    This is an incredible contest. Thank you so much! I’m looking forward to so many of these books, most notably Ice by Linda Howard and Hard to Hold by Stephanie Tyler. Those are the two I would choose if I won.

  122. MYJ
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:31:48


    I’d LOVE to have the Balogh, and I’d like to try Stephanie Tyler :)

  123. Lisa
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:32:11

    Great contest! I love Karen Marie Moning so she’s my first pick. The Bella Andre book sounds good as well.

  124. Heather
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:34:06

    Wow. What a great contest.

    I’d love the Belle Andre book…been wanting to check her out. And DreamFever.


  125. Rene
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:36:02

    What a great contest! Put me in for Dreamfever and Goddess of the Hunt. Cheers for doing this.

  126. Jess
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:56:10

    Having just rediscovered historical romances I have a LOT of catching up to do, and I just read and loved my first Mary Balogh so put me in for A Precious Jewel! And A Wicked Lord, since that sounds great too :)

  127. Amber E.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:02:14

    Wow! What a great contest! I would love to win “Burn” by Linda Howard and also a book by Mary Blayney, because I’ve never read her before and would like to give her a try. Thanks

  128. Cindy W
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:04:38

    Dreamfever by KMM

    HARD TO HOLD by Stephanie Tyler

  129. AmyC
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:06:42

    Ohh, I would love a copy of Dreamfever and Set the Dark on Fire!

  130. Carin
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:08:14

    Lyon and Moning are my picks, though most of these look great to me!

  131. Lori
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:08:35

    Oh, what an amazing give-away. I just bought Goddess of the Hunt from the review I read here and am looking forward to discovering Tessa Dare.

    I would love love love Traitor’s Kiss and Blood Magic.

    Thank you for offering another great contest!

  132. Sarah
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:14:37

    I want Karen Marie Moning’s book and Linda Howard’s new book.

    These publishers sure are terrific. Thanks for another fun giveaway.

  133. stephanie h
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:20:45

    Thanks for offering the contest! I’d love to read Tessa Dare’s “surrender of a siren” or one of the Jillian Hunter books. Both look wonderful :)

  134. Tynga
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:21:58

    Great contest!
    I would love to win Dreamfever and Soul Magic =)

  135. foolserrant
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:24:22

    OoOoh, contest! You guys rock!

    So many choices…put me in for Dreamfever and Surrender of a Siren, please.

  136. Rachel T
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:31:30

    Hi – I would love e-copies of Hot as Sin and Hard to Hold. Thanks for the opportunity to join in. Rachel

  137. Anna
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:33:32

    Wow! They all look good. I would have to choose Tyler and Andre.

  138. Devon Rhodes
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:36:25

    Wow! Awesome idea, and they all look great! I would choose Dreamfever and Hot As Sin. :)

  139. Lorraine
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:38:01

    I would love to try two new (to me) authors.

    I’d love to win Hunter’s Wicked as Sin and Sorenson’s Set the Dark on Fire as ebooks.

  140. Carrie Lofty
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:41:32

    Jillian Hunter and Tessa Dare, please. Not the ladies, tho–just their books :)

  141. Kimberly B.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:43:16

    Great giveaway! I’d like to win Set the Dark on Fire and Blood Magic. Thanks!

  142. ASable
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:45:00

    I’d love to try the Jennifer Lyon book. Sounds promising! Ditto on Stephanie Tyler–a cross between Suzanne Brockmann & Nora Roberts’ Chesapeake Bay series? I’m so there!!!!!

  143. Tammy
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:45:35

    Linda Howard’s Ice she is one of my all time favorite authors and Stephanie Tyler a new author to try.

  144. Marial
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:48:12

    I’d like the books by Tessa Sare and Jillian Hunter.

  145. SeaGrace
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:55:07

    I chose a beloved author and a new author for my picks:

    Mary Balogh’s A Precious Jewel and Tessa Dare’s Surrender of a Siren.

    Thanks so much.

  146. Kimberly Anne
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 16:57:38

    So not an easy choice, but I’ll go with Traitor’s Kiss/Lover’s Kiss and Goddess of the Hunt.

  147. Holly
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 17:01:54

    I would love Soul Magic by Jennifer Lyon and A Wicked Lord at the Wedding by Jillian Hunter!

  148. Phyllis
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 17:07:41

    Can I enter about 10 times and request all the books?



    All riiiiiight. Linda Howard and Tessa Dare then, please :)

  149. Tili
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 17:23:30

    I’d like Goddess of the Hunt and Dreamfever.

  150. FanLit
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 17:24:23

    I’ll choose Linda Howard’s, Burn and Tessa Dare’s, Goddess of the Hunt. Thanks.

  151. Elise
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 17:26:32

    Thanks so much for the contest!
    I’d love a chance to win a copy of Goddess of the Hunt and Blood Magic

  152. Penny
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 17:26:36

    Great Giveaway! I would like the books by Bella Andre & Mary Blayney.

  153. Donna S
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 17:32:49

    Great giveaway. I would love the ones by Stephanie Tyler and Jennifer Lyon.

  154. Jody F.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 17:41:18

    I’m hoping for….

    Hot As Sin/Bella Andre
    Hard To Hold/Stephanie Tyler

  155. Chris
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 17:42:29

    Oh! Soul Magic and Hot as Sin look great! (And I lurvs ebooks, so….)

  156. I Heart Book Gossip
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 17:44:22

    I love Karen M. Moning books. I would like Dreamfever and HOT AS SIN by Bella Andre. Please count me in!

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

  157. CathyR
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 17:44:54

    I’d love Dreamfever, or Hard to Hold.

  158. adh
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 17:47:37

    Hoorah! I’ll take a copy from Tessa Dare and Stephanie Tyler.

  159. Jessie
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 18:07:39

    I would love the KMM and Stephanie Tyler

  160. Marcy Arbitman
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 18:13:51

    OH! I would LOVE the Howard and the Balogh books. What a terrific contest!

  161. HeatherK
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 18:15:01

    HOT AS SIN by Bella Andre &SET THE DARK ON FIRE by Jill Sorenson

    Looks like another great line up to look forward to.

  162. Suzanne Rock
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 18:22:24

    These all look great! It was hard to choose. I think I’ll go with Jennifer Lyon and Bella Andre.

    Thanks so much for doing this give away!

  163. Estella
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 18:27:12

    Hot As Sin by Bella andre
    Hard To Hold by Stephanie Tyler

  164. Wanda
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 18:31:22

    Stranger`s Kiss and Set the Dark on Fire interest me the most but I would be happy with any of your wonderful books.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  165. Roberta Harwell
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 18:36:53

    I would love to have ‘Soul Magic’ by Jennifer Lyon and ‘Hard To Hold’ by Stephanie Tyler. Thanks for the contest. Have a great day.

  166. Dene
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 18:41:20

    I would love to win Jill Sorenson Set The Dark On Fire and Karen Marie Moning Dreamfever.

    Thanks for the chance

  167. Donna Eversmeyer
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 18:46:07

    I would like to read “Hard to Hold” by Stephanie Tyler and “A Precious Jewel” by Mary Balogh. I love all of Mary Balogh’s historicals and heard alot of good comments about “Hard to Hold”. Great contest!

  168. Michelle P
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 19:10:11

    I would love Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning and Surrender of a Siren by Tessa Dare…please?

  169. Nadia
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 19:10:22

    I’d love the books by Linda Howard & Jennifer Lyon.


  170. May B.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 19:16:34

    I’d love to have Hot as sin and The Ideal Wife.

    Thank so much.

  171. Denise
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 19:23:20

    I’d love to read Soul Magic.


  172. Virginia Hendricks
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 19:25:08

    Hot as Sin and the Wicked Lord at the Wedding both look good!

  173. Candace Surette
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 19:27:59

    I would love to have both dream fever and hard to hold

  174. Tessa K.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 19:33:14

    I know I am the broken record here, but it is so hard to pick just 2!!!!

    I think I have to go with Linda Howard’s Ice and Tessa Dare’s Surrender of a Siren.

    This is an awesome fall line up! Thanks!

  175. library addict
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 19:36:07

    ICE by Linda Howard or either of the Tessa Dare books.


  176. JessW
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 19:36:35

    I am so excited that A Precious Jewel is being reprinted!
    I would love to win A Precious Jewel and Hot as Sin.
    thanks to Ballantine/Bantam and Dear Author for the chance.

  177. Donna (Fantasy Dreamer)
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 19:42:17

    DREAMFEVER by Karen Marie Moning and SOUL MAGIC by Jennifer Lyon would be absolutely awesome to win!

  178. Monica Kaye
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 19:45:15

    I would love to get my hands on Soul Magic and Hard to Hold. I thought Ms. Lyon’s first book was awesome!

  179. Carolyn
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 19:58:15

    What a great and generous contest – so hard to choose! But I finally decided on Blood Magic by Jennifer Lyon and The Ideal Wife by Mary Balogh. And thank you for the chance to have these books.

  180. Ong
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 19:58:54

    I am interested in the Linda Howard or Mary Blayney.

  181. Carol
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 19:58:55

    Great post! It seems I have lots of new-to-me authors to try out. I’d love to get Blood Magic and Dreamfever. Thanks!

  182. Pam P
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 20:08:49

    I definitely want Dreamfever after the ending in the last book, and also Tessa Dare’s second book.

  183. othena13
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 20:14:32

    Ice by Linda Howard and Hard to Hold by Stephanie Tyler are my 2 choices.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  184. chey
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 20:17:16

    What a fanastic contest! It’s so hard to choose!
    DREAMFEVER and A Precious Jewel ,

  185. Collette
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 20:20:24

    I’d love the Bella Andre and the Mary Blaney. I’m already hooked on a bunch of the other authors! I’m looking to expand my addictions. ;-)

  186. Gennita Low
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 20:37:22

    The Linda Howard and the Stephanie Tyler!


  187. Heather D
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 20:37:38

    What a great giveaway!!

    I would like Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare and Set The Dark on Fire by Jill Sorenson.

  188. Suzie
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 20:50:34

    The Mary Balogh and Jill Sorenson, please and thank you.

  189. Brenda Rupp
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 20:55:06

    Linda Sorenson and Linda Howard Please!

    I would love to win these!! Thanks.

  190. LaurieF
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 21:38:50

    Karen Marie Moning and Linda Howard pretty please!
    I’d like some Dreamfever served on Ice.

  191. Kaetrin
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 21:45:49

    The Linda Howard and the Stephanie Tyler please – Howard is a must read and I figure I’d like to give a new to me author a try – the premises sounds right up my alley.

    In the event those are taken – The Bella Andre looks good too and I have the Tessa Dare on my wishlist at BOB…

    awesome giveaway – thanks DA!

  192. Lori T
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 21:50:02

    I would love to win either Hard to Hold by Stephanie Tyler or Hot as Sin by Belle Andre.
    Thanks for offering such a great contest.

  193. Mimz
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 21:59:30

    Erm.. unless I’m missing something, how many copies of Stephanie Tyler’s Hard To Hold are available for giveaway? Nevertheless, thats my number one choice. I’ve been madly excited since I heard about the trilogy. Stephanie Tyler is one of my favourite HQ Blaze authors.

    Next is a toss up between Linda Howard or Tessa Dare or Bella Andre. *sigh* So hard to choose. I want Linda Howard, been curious of Tessa Dare and my friend is pushing me to start reading Bella Andre.

  194. Isabelle Santiago
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 22:12:03

    I would love Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning.

    This is a fantastic contest/giveaway! Thanks Dear Author!

  195. Renee
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 22:52:53

    Great line up of books!

    I’m most interested in Jill Sorenson’s Set the Dark on Fire and Karen Marie Moning’s Dreamfever. ::fingers crossed::


  196. Wanderer
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 22:56:02

    Awesome giveaway! I’d love Dreamfever and Surrender of a Siren if I were lucky enough to win.

  197. Bonnie L.
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 22:58:50

    I must love regency set historicals because Tessa Dare’s Goddess of the Hunt is on my must get my hands on list and I am highly interested in The Perfect Jewel.

  198. Biki
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 23:07:19

    I would love the Karen Marie Moning and Linda Howard books. Thanks so much for hosting the contest—I hope I win! :)

  199. Leontine
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 23:35:55

    HOT AS SIN by Bella Andre & HARD TO HOLD by Stephanie Tyler are the two books that makes me very curious and look forward to trying them out.

  200. Michelle B
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 23:39:55

    I’d love to win Hot as Sin or Hard to Hold! Thanks for the information about the upcoming releases :-)

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