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GIVEAWAY: What’s Next for Berkley

NOTE: This post will close it’s comments tonight at 8 PM CST and the winners will be posted in the A.M. Jane

I have SEVENTEEN Berkley ARCs of titles scheduled to be published in March, April and May including NYT bestselling authors like Christine Feehan and Lora Leigh. Cindy Hwang, executive editor of Berkley, has donated these books to giveaway to highlight some of their spring titles.   Play the slideshow (there is a 4 sec delay) or click through the covers and then take a look at the highlights below. Drop a note in the comments with the title of three books you would like and anything else you think Berkley should know.   Winners will be picked at random. I will note that Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy has been read once (by me). It’s hysterical and contains the following line “You are the hottest biscuit this side of the gravy boat.”

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This spring, Berkley has some really fabulous romances coming up, and it was especially hard to narrow down the list to just two highlights per month. So I cheated a bit and included three books in May. But there are many other exciting Berkley romances not mentioned here, so to find out about all the other current and upcoming books, check out www.berkleyjoveauthors.com.

MARCH

  • Known for her bestselling Psy-Changeling series, Nalini Singh has written a new paranormal series, this time featuring vampires and angels. It’s darker and even edgier than her Psy-Changeling series, and I think of it as a bit of a hybrid between paranormal romance and urban fantasy, so the category on the spine is Urban Fantasy Romance–a first for Berkley. You may think that you’ve already read every possible version possible of vampires–with ANGELS’ BLOOD, I guarantee that Nalini brings a real freshness to her world, a new twist that readers wouldn’t have read before. Plus, it has all the sexual tension and passionate romance that readers have come to expect from Nalini. All that and one of the sexiest heroes ever (Raphael is definitely on my personal top 5 list)!
  • Robin Schone is no stranger to romance readers–she’s been one of the most innovative and popular names in erotic romance for years–a true groundbreaker. Now, she makes her Berkley debut with CRY FOR PASSION. Set in Victorian London, CRY FOR PASSION is sexy, intense, complex, and emotional–vintage Schone. Berkley also has a special bonus for e-book readers–a free e-book of her previous historical romance, SCANDALOUS LOVERS, is bundled with the e-book of CRY FOR PASSION, so e-book readers will get a great two-fer!

APRIL

  • Jory Strong made her name writing erotic romance e-books for Ellora’s Cave, and she makes her Berkley debut with GHOSTLAND, a fascinating blend of urban fantasy and sexy paranormal romance–the second Berkley title that is categorized Urban Fantasy Romance. GHOSTLAND is set in a post-apocalyptic world devastated by plague and war, and where paranormals have come out of hiding, and where society is sharply divided along paranormal lines. A struggle for power among the ruling classes may allow the Djinns to emerge from their self-imposed exile to reclaim their rightful place in the world. Jory has created a fascinating, complex world rich with mythology, and grounded it with a fabulous romance as well.
  • Known for her popular military-set category romances, DEFENDER is the first in Catherine Mann’s fabulous "Dark Ops Defenders" series-’sexy romances featuring an elite squadron of fighter pilots who will do anything for their country-or their women! When a USO boat goes down in flames, test pilot Jimmy Gage pulls a scantily clad Chloe Nelson out of the shark-filled Mediterranean. Although she is grateful and he’s hot as the fire that took the boat down, the last thing Chloe needs is a jet-jock to be her bodyguard-’until she inadvertently finds herself closer to Gage than she ever expected, and side by side in a dangerous mission. DEFENDER will be followed by HOTSHOT in May 2009, and RENEGADE in Jan 2010.

MAY

  • Erin McCarthy returns to the stock car racing world with HARD AND FAST, the follow-up to FLAT-OUT SEXY. And if it’s possible, HARD AND FAST is even funnier than FLAT-OUT SEXY. Erin is fabulous combining smart and sexy with laugh-out-loud funny, and there were moments in HARD AND FAST I literally could not stop laughing. The heroine, Imogen, is a character very close to my heart (I want to be Imogen when I grow up!), and her romance with race car driver Ty is bone-meltingly sensual. One of my favorite moments in the book is the camping scene–I’ll just say I have a similar wardrobe to Imogen, and also learned the hard way that it’s not the most appropriate wardrobe for hiking.
  • SEA LORD by Virginia Kantra is the third book in the Children of the Sea series, which is her selkie paranormal romance series. In case you don’t know, selkies are half-human, half-seal–on land, they’re human but transform to seals in the water–as long as they still have their pelt. Take away their pelt, and you take away their ability to transform. SEA LORD is the story of Lucy Hunter and Conn ap Llyr, the selkie prince, and Virginia doesn’t disappoint. Virginia’s selkies are some of the most fascinating paranormal creatures around, and I love how she develops the selkies through their relationships (romantic and otherwise) with humans in her books. Lucy and Conn’s romance is both epic and wonderfully intimate, and SEA LORD really delivers–both on the emotional front, and on the action front. The stakes are high in SEA LORD, and readers will feel every moment.
  • From bestselling Deirdre Martin, best known for her hockey romances, comes WITH A TWIST. It’s the first in Martin’s fabulous new series about a large, loving Irish American family named the O’Briens who own the Wild Hart, a pub in the heart of New York City. Readers will love the Irish flair and charming cast of characters as they watch newspaper reporter Quinn O’Brien fall in love with Natalie Bocuse, the sister of the heroine in JUST A TASTE. They will also be pleased with surprise appearances from some of the heroes of Martin’s hockey books.

Cindy Hwang is the executive editor of Berkley who is actively seeking fresh voices in romance. In her spare time, she enjoys Bravo Reality TV and cinema remakes of comic books.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She 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

281 Comments

  1. Ember
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 04:31:22

    I’ve been waiting for Ghostland – it looks great!

    I wish the slideshow had a “hurry up” option. I admit I didn’t make it to the end; I didn’t have it in me to sit here for over a full minute just to watch covers go buy this morning.

  2. Kayelle Allen
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 04:32:32

    I would Like to win the following three books if chosen.

    Her Ladyship’s Companion has an appealing cover and I love books where the female knows exactly what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it.

    Sea Lord’s cover intrigued me with its shadowy male figure – the tilt of head and shoulders says he’s in trouble, and a hero in trouble always appeals to me.

    Angels’ Blood – I’m a (no pun intended) sucker for vampire books, and am fascinated by the way each author makes her own universe and laws for them. I would inhale a book like this.

    I hope I’m chosen, as each of these would be great reads.

  3. Kathy
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 04:52:00

    I would like to win the following 3 books: Burning Wild by Christine Feehan, Mage by Jean Johnson, and Ghostland by Jory Strong.

    I buy ebooks rather than print whenever I can. It would be great if all the ebooks are consistently released on the same day as the print books.

    I believe Berkley does do that. If I’m correct, I really appreciate the fact and hope this will continue.

    Thanks.

  4. MelissaG
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 05:01:45

    Hi

    I would like the following three books if chosen:

    Ghostland-because the cover is gorgeous

    Hard and Fast- because you said it was funny and funny contemporary romances are the only kinds of straight contemporaries I really like.

    Angel’s blood – because it sounds good from the reviews I’ve read.

    Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but some of the books offered are series titles. The Mage, for example is number 8 in a series and I think it would be good to know if this is the kind of series a person can enter at Book 8 or if you really need to read the preceding books.

    Thanks

  5. Kat
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 05:03:54

    Sea Lord by Virginia Kantra (based on a friend’s rec)
    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy (based on your rec)
    Ghostland by Jory Strong (for the cover)

    My gripe at the moment is that it took me a week to get Angel’s Blood in Australia. This isn’t really specific to Berkley, but to publishers in general, particularly for books for which no local edition is published. It would be great if we could get new releases at the same time as the US.

    Also, some of those covers are just gorgeous.

  6. Sabine
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 05:17:09

    Hi

    I read the entry at Nalini Singh’s Blog about that giveaway and really woulkd like to take part, but problem: I’m from Gemany. Is it possible for me to be chosen?
    Well regardless of that, to chose was really hard, since they are all great books, but if I would win I would like to have Burning Wild (love Christine Feehans Leopard Series), The Mage by Jean Johnson and Lora Leighs Nauti Intention.
    Thanks and Greetings from Germany ;)

  7. Danielle
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 05:18:57

    Thank you so much for the chance of winning a book. I would like the chance to win the following books:

    Nauti Intentions by Lora Leigh
    Defender by Catherine Mann
    With A Twist by Deidre Martin

    I appreciate all the great authors you have given us.

  8. Jess B
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 05:19:07

    I would love to be the winner of

    1. Ghostland – Jory Strong –

    Cindy – I think your a genius for signing Jory Strong, I own every single ebook and will own every single paperback, her writing is pretty much guarenteed to satisfy my booklust with enthralling plots, captivating characters and supernova hot sex scenes.

    2. Burning Wild – Christine Feehan

    Cindy – I have been dieing for a new leopard book for years and I’m ecstatic that Christine has wrote another one, please encourage her for more :)

    3. Hard and Fast – Erin Mcarthy.

    Cindy – Erin is a relatively new author to me but what I have read is top quality, either making me smile or fan myself to try and cool down.

    All in all I thankyou for signing some of my fave authors and their awesome series…

  9. LauraJane
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 05:26:03

    I would like to win:

    The Accidental Human by Dakota Cassidy. I have the first book in the series and it looks like a lot of fun.

    Ghostland by Jory Strong. I’ve seen this book mentioned at a few sites and it’s on my to-buy list. Great cover!

    With a Twist by Deirdre Martin. I’ve never read anything by this author, and your description of the book sounds great.

    Thanks.

  10. Robin F
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 05:27:27

    Hi,

    If you are shipping to Scotland please count me in!

    1. Sea Lord – Virginia Kantra
    I enjoyed the first book in the series very much

    2. The Accidental Human – Dakota Cassidy
    Dakota Cassidy makes me laugh

    3. Ghostland – Jory Strong
    Looks very interesting

  11. AmyC
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 05:28:42

    Three books I’d love to have would be Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy, Sea Lord by Virginia Kantra, and Revealed by Kate Noble.

    I really need to get that new Schone book. It looks wonderful.

  12. Phoebe Jordan
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 05:29:21

    With a Twist by Deirdre Martin
    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    Angel’s Blood by Nalini Singh

    I would like Deirdre Martin’s ARC because I read her short story that begins this new series in the anthology she did with Lori Foster and Jacquie D’Alessandro. I want to know what happens next in that family.

    I would like Erin McCarthy’s ARC because I’ve read her Las Vegas vampire series and would like to try some of her other work as well.

    I would liked Nalini Singh’s ARC because I’ve seen the cover and review for this book almost everywhere and I want to know why people think it so good.

  13. Cindy W
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 05:39:19

    You tease!!! I’ve been waiting for Imogen and Ty’s story forever (okay since Nov, but it feels like forever!)

    1. Fast and Hard by Erin McCarthy
    2. Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James
    3. Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton

    I want Berkley to know that I want Ryder and Suzanne’s story after Fast and Hard AND I would love more books in this series!!!!

  14. MB (Leah)
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 05:43:35

    I’m really in the mood for some humor so if I win I’d love:

    1. The Accidental Human- Dakota Cassidy— she’s hilarious!

    2. Hard and Fast- Erin McCarthy- haven’t read her yet, but so want to.

    3. Dead If I Do- Tate Hallaway- this one looks interesting.

  15. Lorelie
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 05:48:49

    *drools*

    I want the McCarthy! Pre-read or not, yo!

  16. Virginia Hendricks
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 05:54:15

    Ohhh decisions, decisions. I’d love copies of:

    1) Hard and Fast- Erin McCarthy- haven't read her yet either

    2) Angels’s Blood by Nalini Singh

    3) A Vampire’s Claim by Joey W Hill

    Thanks so much! :)

  17. Margay
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 05:58:04

    I would like to win Angel’s Blood, Sea Lord and Cry for Passion.
    Thanks,
    Margay

  18. bridget3420
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 06:01:14

    I’d like to win:

    The Accidental Human
    Burning Wild
    Angel’s Blood

  19. Jennifer R
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 06:05:03

    Three books I would like are:
    Ghostland by Jory Strong–love her e books

    Burning Wild by Christine Feehan–liked her last leopard book

    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy–simply because the “You are the hottest biscuit this side of the gravy boat” has me intrigued enough to want to read it.

    Excerpts are always good. I buy a majority of my books just from reading an excerpt.

  20. Anna-Alexia
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 06:07:55

    hi hi, gosh darn it i can barely choose which books to pick couldn’t you guys have picked less fantastic authors le sigh oh well I guess I’ll just pick the ones i’m dying to read
    Burning Wild by Christine Feehan
    Ghostland by Jory Strong
    Sea Lord by Virginia Kantra
    Thanks for the great chance

  21. Maered
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 06:18:53

    The three books I would love to win are

    1. Angel’s Blood by Nalini Singh

    2.White Star by Elizabeth Vaughan

    3. Hard and Fast by Erin Mccarthy

    This is a fantastic giveaway!!!

  22. Ames
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 06:26:48

    My 3 picks I would love to win are:

    Jory Strong: Ghostland
    Lora Leigh: Nauti Intentions
    Erin MaCarthy: Hard and Fast

  23. Chris
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 06:30:18

    I would love to win the following books:

    Dead If I Do by Tate Hallaway (I’ve been waiting for this one!)
    Sea Lord by Virginia Kantra (sounds like a very intriguing series – must go read the first two books)
    Eternal Moon by Rebecca York (a series I’ve been following and enjoying)

  24. Jennifer Turner
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 06:35:38

    The three books I would like to win are already on my to buy list.

    Burning Wild by Christine Feehan
    White Star by Elizabeth Vaughan
    Rewriting Monday by Jodi Thomas

    Great contest! thanks

  25. Brittany
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 06:37:09

    I’d like to win:

    Ghostland by Jory Strong

    The Mage by Jean Johnson

    Her Ladyship’s Companion by Evangeline Collins

    Thanks!

  26. Blodeuedd
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 06:37:55

    If you are shipping to Finland then i am in :)

    1. Accidental human by Dakota Cassidy, cos it sounds so fun.
    2. Sea lord by Virginia Kantra, that story had me at once.
    3. Ghostland by joy Strong, that cover and what i read about it sure makes me wanna read it at once.

    But how hard it was to choose, all seemed to good :D

  27. Liza
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 06:42:08

    I would like to win:

    White Star by Elizabeth Vaughan
    Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James
    Ghostland by Jory Strong

  28. Georgina
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 06:46:49

    Assuming you’re shipping to Australia. :)

    Hard and Fast
    Riding on Instinct
    Ghostland

    Cheers!

  29. Carin
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 06:50:44

    1. Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy – I’ve been waiting for this one since devouring the Flat Out Sexy
    2. Burning Wild – Christine Feehan – I’m a Feehan junkie and her leopard stories are hot
    3. Any in the Urban Fantasy Romance category

    Note for Cindy – Hooray for an Urban Fantasy category! I can’t wait to try it. Also, I wish the covers (I’m especially thinking of Hard and Fast) weren’t quite so naked. It leads to comments like “Mom, why does your book have nipples on the cover?”

  30. Amy Eunmi Lee
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 06:56:10

    Wow, Berkley has all the good authors I love! It is so hard to choose only 3 books. If I get chosen, I would like-Ghostland by Jory Strong, Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy, and White Star by Elizabeth Vaughan. Thank you.

  31. HeatherK
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 06:58:07

    Burning Wild by Christine Feehan –
    because it’s a Christine book! lol I admit it; I snatch hers up without really paying attention to much else than her name on the cover (though I do at least make sure I don’t already have it before buying–but that’s mainly to appease the hubby)

    Sea Lord by Virginia Kantra –
    Something about the cover on this one just appeals to me in a major way.

    Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh –
    Angels and vampires. Need I say more?

    I admit, I’ve never read the last two authors, but the cover alone would have made me pick Sea Lord up off the shelves–to the husband’s very loud grumbling and moaning. And I would possibly even buy them, so long as they aren’t written in first person. I’m unfamiliar with the authors, so I have no idea if they write in first or third, and that’s more a personal taste than talent reflection. I just can’t get into a first person story.

    And I also liked the cover for Jaci Burton’s book, Riding on Instinct–the colors on it are really nice and it draws the eye; sexy without being in your face about it. Personally, I prefer this type of cover to the more blatant ones.

  32. Laura Wilson
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:10:01

    I would like Hard and Fast, Nauti Intentions and Riding on Instinct. Can’t wait until they come out. Winning would be better ;)

  33. Bonnie Ferguson
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:10:59

    My three picks would be:

    Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh
    Sea Lord by Virginia Kantra
    Burning Wild by Christine Feehan

    Thanks to Cindy Hwang & Berkley as well as everyone at Dear Author for this fabulous giveaway! :)

  34. Mina
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:11:50

    I’d love the following books:

    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    Burning Wild by Christeen Feehan
    Revealed by Kate Noble.

    It was definitely a challenge trying to whittle it away to 3! I’m amazed at how many great authors Berkley represents. Kudos to them for making good choices!

  35. Mo (Unmainstream Mom Reads)
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:12:18

    I would love to have The Accidental Human by Dakota Cassidy – I’ve read the first book in the Accidental Friends series and I really liked it.

    Also, Ghostland by Jory Strong. I’ve heard amazing things about the book and it looks great!

    Finally, Dead If I Do by Tate Hallaway. I’ve read all the previous Garnet Lacey books and I have been really looking forward to reading this one.

    Thanks for the chance to win and for hosting this great contest!

  36. Pam P
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:14:37

    Quite a few on my list, I’d like to try for:
    The Mage by Jean Johnson
    Burning Wild by Christine Feehan
    White Star by Elizabeth Vaughan

  37. Christine M.
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:21:34

    The Moon, Sea Lord and Angels’ Blood, if a Canadian is allowed to win *g*

    This is honestly a great selection of authors! Some of these titles will be bought and added to my TBR box (no ereader for me just yet). And I want to say, most of those covers are fabulous! I personally am not a huge fan of half (or fully) naked male chests (same as for half naked bosoms) on book covers but those shown in the slideshow were pretty nice on the whole! :)

  38. Lori Ann
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:24:27

    I would like to win:

    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    With A Twist by Deirdre Martin
    Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton

    This is a great giveaway!

  39. GrowlyCub
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:32:19

    Thanks for offering us a chance to share our wishes and expectations!

    Most importantly, do *not* label books as ‘romance’ when they are not! I know the ‘romance’ label sells books, but customers who feel they have been lied to are very angry customers and they stop buying from publishers who do this.

    Also, I’d like more books like Judith James’ ‘Broken Wing’, Carolyn Jewel’s ‘Scandal’ and Liz Carlyle’s ‘Tempted All Night’, to name three I recently read that really stuck with me; books with emotional impact that do not rely on outside plot, but explore the characters’ internal world and their motivations.

    If I win, I’d like:

    McCarthy, Hard and Fast
    Collins, Her Ladyship’s Companion (How come neither author nor title are listed on the Berkley Author website?)
    Kantra, Sea Lord

    Oh, and I’d love some of those fabulous covers that UF and paranormal books get for Historicals as well. I’m tempted by the covers, but since I don’t read paranormal (yes, I know that’s what the Kantra is), publishers are wasting those fabulous covers and not making sales when it comes to me.

    I have no issue with naked males, but I’d really like for them to have nipples, because nipples are part of the human anatomy and the obsession to make them taboo in this country is really irritating the crap out of me.

    What I’d like to go away are the historical covers showing women’s dresses falling off their backs. Some of the covers are gorgeous, but why are these women’s dresses falling off? They’d be ever so much more gorgeous if they didn’t do that weird stuff!

    Some of the most evocative (albeit totally period inappropriate) covers I’ve seen lately are the new Mary Balogh ones.

    Fully clothed females who are incredibly sensual and appealing. If the PR department had put them in period appropriate dresses it would have been perfect!

  40. Jackie (Literary Escapism)
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:41:22

    I would love a chance to win a copy of:

    Ghostland by Jory Strong – I love this cover. I’ve been trying to get my hands on it since I saw it last fall!
    The Accidental Human by Dakota Cassidy – I’ve heard great things about this author. I have The Accidental Werewolf on my desk to read right now!
    Sea Lord by Virginia Kantra – I loved her novella in the anthology, Shifter.

  41. CrystalGB
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:42:11

    I would love to read:
    Nauti Intentions by Lora Leigh
    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    Burning Wild by Christine Feehan.

    Thank you for the giveaway. :)

  42. Cheryl McInnis
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:42:59

    What a great selection of books coming out!
    I’d love to win a copy of
    ~Hard and Fast
    ~The Defender
    ~Sea Lord

    I think Berkley has been doing an exceptional job of publishing
    really great stories by a wonderful array of authors. The only change that
    I’d like to see is possibly a slight drop in price on older releases. When a person
    “discovers” a new author, they like to go back and read that authors backlist.
    I know I do, anyway. It would be nice, in this economy, if publishers could make doing so a little easier on our pocketbooks.

  43. Kristen
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:46:32

    Many of them look good, but I think I’ll go with:

    Sea Lord
    Ghostland
    White Star

  44. KC
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:46:39

    Hi, I’ve enjoyed reading your site for the last couple of months. Thanks for the opportunity, and I’d love to win:

    Hard & Fast – Erin McCarthy
    Angel’s Blood – Nalini Singh
    Practice Makes Perfect – Julie James

  45. Kooky
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:52:30

    Her Ladyship's Companion – loving the compliment color scheme on the cover!
    Sea Lord – love selkies, haven’t read any though
    With a Twist – because the hero is flat out driven to get her

  46. Diane M.
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:57:44

    Great giveaway!

    Nauti Intentions by Lora Leigh

    Ghostland by Jory Strong

    White Star by Elizabeth Vaughan

  47. Sarah
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:58:07

    I’d love the Erin McCarthy book, Deirdre Martin’s With a Twist, and Virginia Kantra’s Sea Lord please!

    And thank you to Berkley!

  48. Lisa J
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:58:34

    My 3 choices:

    1. Riding on Instinct – Jaci Burton
    2. Nauti Intentions – Lora Leigh
    3. Hard and Fast – Erin McCarthy

    It was very difficult to choose!

  49. Jane A
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:10:28

    Here are three authors I’ve never read before.
    Julie James – Practice Makes Perfect
    Kate Noble – Revealed
    Catherine Mann – Defender

    I’d like to say Thank You Berkley for still providing ebooks in MS Lit format and for making them available on the MMP publication date. Please don’t stop! Not everyone has a Kindle or Sony!

  50. Collette
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:12:54

    This is such a great line-up of books. Some of them are auto-buys for me (like Nalini Singh) so I don’t need to put those on the wish list. I’d love to win:
    Ghostland by Jory Strong
    Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton
    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy

    I’m with the other commenter who said that ebooks should come out on the same day as hard copy. And thank you for not pricing the ebooks higher than the mass market (*cough* Simon and Schuster *cough*) which merely makes me determined to not to ever buy those books and instead wait for them from the library.

    Making backlists available easily via ebooks would be great. Someone else mentioned that when you discover a new-to-you author, you sometimes fall in love and want to gobble up all the books. It’s a lot easier if I can buy all of them online in one big swoop.

  51. Jess M
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:16:45

    Her Ladyship’s Companion
    Anything by Robin Schone
    Nothing, I repeat, nothing paranormal, shape-shifter-y, nor corporate sponsoring of the heroine with Iphones and designer labels. Judith Krantz did it better, twenty yrs ago.

  52. Jessica Kennedy
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:18:59

    Ghostland by Jory Strong
    Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh
    Sea Lord by Virginia Kantra

    A list rather than a flash of covers would have been easier! Just my opinion.

  53. Katherine
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:25:24

    Discovering Julie James has been one of the best parts of my year so far! She is so hilarious, and I’ve bought my friends her books as gifts!

    I would love to win:

    1. HARD AND FAST – Erin McCarthy (FLAT-OUT SEXY was one of my top 2008 reads)
    2. WITH A TWIST – Deirdre Martin (Loved her hockey series; NHL addict here)
    3. REVEALED – Kate Noble (Love a spy romance, heard good things about COMPROMISED)

  54. Cursingmama
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:26:53

    If I “get lucky”

    Practice Makes Perfect
    Hard & Fast
    Nauti Intentions

    The spring releases look great!

  55. Lorelie
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:32:11

    Daaaannnngg….check out how many people put Hard & Fast on their wish list.

    Long live the contemporary!

  56. RachieG
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:34:53

    “With a Twist” Deirdre Martin
    “Nauti Intentions” by Lora Leigh
    “Practice makes Perfect” by Julie James

    Oh my gosh, I about peed my pants this morning when I saw this giveaway!! I am super excited about Erin McCarthy, but it’s on its way from Amazon already, so hopefully I will get it soon.

    I just wanted to say that I think Berkely Publishing has some of the best authors out there. Their funny, the authors understand romance, and book after book they have winners.

    THANK YOU!!!

  57. jep
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:37:31

    If I win I’ll chose:

    Her Ladyship’s Companion
    Dead If I Do
    Rewriting Monday

    Great contest

  58. MarnieColette
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:40:02

    I would love to win the following 3 ARC’s – randomly chosen because quite frankly I would really like them all!!

    1) Riding on Instinct – Biker Bad Boys that work for the government – got to read that one.

    2) Burning Wild – I love Feehan.

    3) Angel’s Blood- Angels, Hunters and Vampires written by Singh – enough said.

    P.S. Berkley – I really wish that you would come out with a special e-news letter that announces all your romances, sci-fi and urban fantasy paranormal and such. I would really like that.

  59. Valentina
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:43:10

    If you are shipping to Italy then i am in :p

    I would love to read:
    CRY FOR PASSION – Robin Schone
    WITH A TWIST – Deirdre Martin
    Practice Makes Perfect -Julie James

    Thanks!!! You’re great!!!

    Vale

  60. Mfred
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:47:39

    I like winning things:

    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    Ghostland by Jory Strong
    Cry for Passion by Robin Schone

    kthxbai

  61. Brandy W
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:50:31

    I would love to read any of them but will pick:

    Accidental Human
    Ghostland (that cover is awesome)
    Hard and Fast.

  62. Elizabeth
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:51:18

    Defender
    Hard & Fast (I love Erin McCarthy but haven’t ever read any of her Nascar series)
    Cry for Passion

    One of these days I may actually win something. *fingers crossed*

  63. KMont
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:52:25

    I’d appreciate winning:

    Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James
    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    Eternal Moon by Rebecca York

    Thank you very much to Berkley and Dear Author for the opportunity.

    Berkley, just please keep the goods coming to us readers!

  64. karmelrio
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:52:44

    “Hard and fast” by Erin McCarthy
    “Nauti Intentions” by Lora Leigh
    “With a Twist” by Dierdre Martin

  65. KJsGrrl
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:53:15

    If chosen, I would like:

    1. Burning Wild by C.Feehan
    2. Hard and Fast by E.McCarthy
    3. Ghostland by J.Strong.

    thanks!

  66. Riva
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:53:39

    I’d love to read Practice Makes Perfect (I work in a law firm!), The Accidental Human (this one looks like fun), and Angel’s Blood (new twist on vampires? Count me in!)

    Thanks for such a neat contest!

  67. ocelott
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:53:48

    I’ve been staring at the cover for Jory Strong’s Ghostland for a long time now. WANT. Am also strongly tempted by Jaci Burton’s Riding On Instinct and Erin McCarthy’s Hard and Fast.

  68. Jeanette
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:00:56

    I would like to win
    Rewriting Monday by Jodi Thomas. I love her books
    White Star by E. Vaughan Warlord series was great
    Burning wild b Feehan. I have them all
    Thanks

  69. Lindsay
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:01:05

    I would love to win:

    1. Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    2. Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton
    3. Nauti Intentions by Lora Leigh

    Thanks!

  70. azteclady
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:01:32

    I’m already getting a number of these, but if I could get ARCs? After much dithering and going back and forth, these are the ones I’d want:

    White Star, by Elizabeth Vaughan
    The Mage, by Jean Johnson
    Practice Makes Perfect, by Julie James

    Thank you, DA ladies and Ms Hwang!

  71. Leigh Ann Baird
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:05:32

    I’m not familiar with many of these authors. I love finding new (to me) authors to enjoy! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    Defender
    The Mage
    The Accidental Human

    Someone mentioned an e-newsletter for new releases and I second that request. I would enjoy having a monthly or quarterly newsletter with new release information.

  72. Deanna
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:08:36

    I would like to have the following:

    Christine Feehan – Burning Wild

    Jean Johnson – The Mage

    Evangeline Collins – Her Ladyship’s Companion

  73. Mary Beth
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:09:30

    What a great way to start the week! Thanks to Cindy Hwang and Dear Author for this great giveaway. If I’m the lucky poster I’d pick:

    Practice Makes Perfect by Julie Jones
    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    With a Twist by Deidre Martin

    Clearly, I’m on a contemporary kick!

  74. Midnight
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:18:48

    I wold love to win these 3 titless

    1. Riding on Instinct – Jaci Burton
    2. Nauti Intentions – Lora Leigh
    3. Hard and Fast – Erin McCarthy

    They are all series books and i have read the ones before and cannot wait tell these are releases … it would be wonderful to get them before they come out … less waiting … a wonderful contest and good luck to all

    :winks:

  75. Jenny Schwartzberg
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:27:18

    I’m happy to see so many interesting books coming out in the next few months. If I were lucky enough to win the drawing, I’d pick:

    Virginia Kantra, Sea Lord
    Christine Feehan, Burning Wild
    Rebecca York, Eternal Moon

    I’ve been following these series so it would be lovely to have the books. I’m also delighted to hear that Robin Schone is coming out with a new book. It’s been far too long since her last book!

  76. Donna S
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:29:15

    I would like to win:

    Angels Blood – I have been reading so much about this one and it sounds great.

    Ghostland – For the title, cover and basic premise.

    Dead If I Do – I read the first 2 in the series and loved them.

    Its a great contest and nice of Berkley to offer it. They have some wonderful authors and when they release something by a new one I know its bound to be good because they know how to pick them.

  77. Sabrina
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:32:27

    wow — those are all great selections! It’s hard to pick only three!

    The three that caught my eye and I’d love to win are:

    Her Ladyship’s Companion
    Dead if I Do
    The Accidental Human

    Honarable Mentions to:(sorry it was really hard to narrow it down LOL)
    With a Twist
    Hard & Fast — It’s hard to pass up a book with a killer line like the hot biscut one!

    The one thing I would like Berkley to know: I personally can’t stand covers with the men wearing sun glasses. They look stupid — not mysterious or dark/brooding. It’s so cheesy!

  78. Tili
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:33:47

    I’d like Hard and Fast, Cry for Passion, or With a Twist. (Hm, lots of three-word, middle-word-uncapitalized titles.)

  79. joykenn
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:37:38

    I’d like Sea Lord, Hard & Fast (can’t resist the “hot biscuit” quote), and Cry for Passion. I LUVVV me some ebooks.

  80. wonald
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:40:24

    1. Ghostland by Jory Strong
    2. Cry for Passion by Robin Schone
    3. Riding on Instinct – Burton

    I intend to buy the Lora leigh anyway. Thanks!

  81. Steff
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:43:55

    I’d love to win:

    Rewriting Monday by Jodi Thomas
    Defender by Catherine Mann
    Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  82. Danny
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:43:57

    I would like to win:

    Catherine Mann, Defender
    Deidre Martin, With a twist
    Kate Noble, Revealed

  83. Danny
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:43:57

    I would like to win:

    Catherine Mann, Defender
    Deidre Martin, With a twist
    Kate Noble, Revealed

  84. che
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:47:25

    Looks like my previous comment didn’t make it, so apologies if I double-posted. I would like:
    Hard and Fast
    Defender
    With a Twist

  85. LauraB
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:00:49

    Umm… All of them?

    Since I have to pick:

    Ghostland I’m judging a book by its cover and premise here. Looks interesting.

    Sea Lord I’ve enjoyed the series and want to see how it ends.

    Hard & Fast Her first book helped save the contemporary; I want to see what she does next.

    Thank you!

  86. Ruth
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:13:07

    I would like

    White Star
    Rewriting Monday
    Burning Wild.

    I have read and enjoyed Practive Makes Perfect, Angel’s Blood and The Accidental Human.

  87. Lori
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:13:32

    I’m reading Erin McCarthy’s A Date With The Other Side right now. I finished Bad Boys Online on Saturday. So I am totally glomming onto all of her titles right now (I want to write like Erin McCarthy when I grow up).

    So I would love, appreciate, honor and grovel for Hard and Fast by Ms. McCarthy, Rewriting Monday by Jodi Thomas (cover looks like something I would totally pick up) and The Accidental Human by Dakota Cassidy because the title made me laugh out loud.

    And thanks for the wake up. I’ve been trying not to fall asleep at my desk and this was better than the cup of coffee that did nothing.

  88. Heather
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:14:26

    Ooooh, pretty, pretty books…

    I would live to get a copy of any of the following (since I have to choose three):

    Defender by Catherine Mann — I’m not sure the cover would draw me in at the store, but the blurb sure did.

    Ghostland by Jory Strong — her name keeps popping up and I think I should give her a try. Plus the cover looks interesting.

    Burning Wild by Christine Feehan — because I’ve liked others in this world.

    Thanks for the chance!

  89. Jennifer M
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:15:23

    This is a great giveaway. Thanks so much. I would love to win:
    Nauti Intentions- Lora Leigh
    Riding on Instinct- Jaci Burton
    Hard and Fast- Erin McCarthy

    I have to agree with the other poster that commented guys on covers with sunglasses look cheesy.

  90. ValarieP
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:17:53

    I would like to win:
    The Mage by Jean Johnson. Love the cover
    Sea Lord by Virginia Kantra. Love, love the cover.
    Revealed by Kate Noble. I liked her first book and this one sounds cute as well.

  91. Leslie
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:21:54

    Thanks to Berkley and Dear Author for having such a wonderful giveaway. The titles I would love to win are:

    Rewriting Monday ~ Jodi Thomas
    Hard and Fast ~ Erin McCarthy
    Revealed ~ Kate Noble

    I picked Jodi Thomas because I love her writing. Erin McCarthy because I’ve read some great reviews of Flat-Out Sexy and Kate Noble because I’d like to try a new to me author.

  92. Jenica
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:27:41

    My picks are:
    White Star
    Nauti Intentions
    Burning Wild

    My picks, like my purchasing decisions, are totally based on favorite authors – though I had trouble narrowing those to 3 here! I also thought the cover/title of Practice Makes Perfect looked interesting.

  93. Judy Way
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:31:27

    I would like to win the following 3 books: Burning Wild by Christine Feehan, The Mage by Jean Johnson, and Ghostland by Jory Strong. I’ve read all Christine Feehans books and love them and I’ve also enjoyed the Sons of Destiny series by Jean Johnson. Thanks!!

  94. Dawn Bailey
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:38:58

    I would like to be in the drawing for these three books

    hard and fast

    nauti intensions

    sea lord

    what can I say I like the covers ;)

  95. katiebabs
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:43:03

    I would love Ghostland, White Star and Hard and Fast. Love me some biscuits!

  96. Heather
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:44:11

    The books that I would like to win are: Burning Wild by Christine Feehan, The Mage by Jean Johnston and Eternal Moon by Rebecca York. I have read all of Christine Feehan’s books and can’t wait for the books by her that are coming out this year. I also really like this series by Jean Johnson and Rebecca York. There are some other interesting titles coming out that I will have to check out too.

  97. Lou
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:44:26

    If chosen, I would like:

    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    Ghostland by Joey Strong
    Dead If I do by Tate Hallaway

    Thanks for the chance of winning these lovely books! I’ve also taken note of the other releases, and bookmarked them.

  98. BethanyA
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:46:14

    I would like:

    Cry for Passion
    With a Twist
    Hard & Fast

    Deidre Martin is a gem. Either DA or SB turned me on to Power Play and I loved. Can’t wait to read this one.

    Thanks!

  99. Phyllis
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:48:21

    Defender, Flat-Out Sexy, and, uh… maybe The Mage?

    I’m not very good at telling a book by its cover ;)

  100. kathybaug
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:53:38

    If I could win, I would pick:

    Ghostland–sounds interesting and great cover

    With a Twist–I’ve been meaning to try this author

    Hard and Fast–I read the first book in this series and really enjoyed it

    Thanks for this contest!

  101. mindy
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:56:42

    practice makes perfect hard and fast and revealed thanks for the giveaway

  102. Mo
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 11:01:00

    great covers – so many to pick from. If by chance my name is pulled from the hat I would love to have Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy, Nauti Intentions by Lora Leigh, and Practice makes Perfect by Julie James. thanks

  103. Susan G
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 11:10:58

    Note to Berkley & Ms. Hwang:
    Brilliant! I love the 2-fer option for ereaders that you are offering with Robin Schone’s new release. This is exactly the kind of thing that moves a book from my “wish list” to my “buy now” list!

    And if my name is pulled from the hat I would love to read Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy, Cry for Passion by Robin Schone and Defender by Catherine Mann.

    Thanks!

  104. Rena M.
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 11:12:56

    Great contest! There were so many good choices that it was hard to narrow it down, but I did it!

    Burning Wild – Christine Feehan

    Nauti Intentions – Lora Leigh

    The Accidental Human – Dakota Cassidy

    Thanks!!

  105. Harlots | Literary Escapism
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 11:20:00

    [...] Author is giving away 17 different Berkeley ARCS that are scheduled to come out between now and [...]

  106. cheryl-kelley
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 11:23:52

    Great giveaway!

    I’d love to read:
    With a Twist
    Riding on Instinct
    Nauti Intentions

    thanks

  107. Catherine
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 11:28:08

    If I was picked I would love to get:

    Her Ladyship’s Companion
    Angel’s Blood
    Sea Lord

    I was wavering over picking The Mage (the title made it sound interesting) but I’m glad MelissaG mentioned it was part of a series. Even if I don’t win I’ll probably eventually pick up some of these. If I would have found out that it was part of a series after I bought it I would have been really mad. I wish covers would have numbers on them when they’re part of a series.

  108. Jeanie
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 11:29:16

    I love when people give out ARC’s. I think it is a great idea. I loved what Nalini did with the ARCs for Angel’s Blood and gave out the ARCs with the condition that the winner write a review and spread the good news. I think more authors could benefit from this, especially for the first book in a series.

    Here are my requests:

    Tate Halloway: Dead If I Do
    Jaci Burton: Riding on Instinct
    Jory Strong: Ghostland

    Good luck to everyone who enters.

  109. DeeCee
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 11:38:21

    The Mage
    Hard and Fast
    Ghostland

    God Berkley has awesome covers….droolworthy.

  110. liz...
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 11:46:42

    I would love to win..

    “The Mage” by Jean Johnson
    “Burning Wild” By Christine Feehan
    “Hard and Fast by Erin Mccarthy

    If i could only pick one it would be buring wild…That book looks fab-o!

    I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Jory Strong’s new book, “Ghost Land”. What a read! I would encourage everyone to perorder this so that they can get this book as soon as it comes out! It has such a depth of world building and such a wonderful love story. It is different from her other works in that it is more of an urban fiction, but it still has that hot love story that she does so well. I think her long time fans will love this new series and new readers to her work will become hooked like the rest of us! I can’t wait to read the next one!

  111. LoriK
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 11:48:27

    Sign me up for these three:

    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy

    Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton

    Ghostland Jori Strong

    The only general thing I would say is that most of the covers are really good. I really appreciate the lack of mullets and improbable body positioning.

  112. KarLynP
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:00:03

    Cool!!!

    I’d love to have

    Mage by Jean Johnson
    Hard and Fast by Erin Mccarthy
    Defender by Catherine Mann

  113. VampFanGirl
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:06:31

    The three books I would love to win are:

    1) BURNING WILD by Christine Feehan

    2) GHOSTLAND by Jory Strong

    3) PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT by Julie James

  114. Hilcia
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:09:03

    Throwing my hat in for:

    Ghostland by Jory Strong
    Sea Lord by Virginia Kantra
    The Accidental Human by Dakota Cassidy

    Thanks for the opportunity. :-)

  115. Christine McKay
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:20:25

    Wow, so many nice ones to choose from. One thing I’d like to see changed is the display of the moon on the cover of a paranormal. It seems like it’s the only thing the art dept can come up with for non-humorous paranormals. So either you get a cartoon cover or some version of the moon. (This isn’t just a Berkley thing – I see this poor moon everywhere!)

    My top three picks:
    1. The Mage
    2. The Accidental Human
    3. White Star

    Thanks!

  116. Sandra
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:24:42

    I’d like to win:

    Hard & Fast
    Nauti Intentions
    The Mage

  117. SRobb
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:30:56

    Rubbing the rabbit’s foot… oh please, oh please, oh please…

    Nauti Intentions by Lora Leigh
    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    Burning Wild by Christine Feehan.

    Thank you!

    Shay
    (who is busy hot gluing another leaf on a three leaf clover)

  118. Teresa Warner
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:33:56

    Here’s my picks: Burning Wild, The Accidental Human and Riding on Instinct.

  119. anne
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:35:25

    Thanks for these fascinating arcs. What a great giveaway. I would enjoy Sea Lord,
    Ghostland and White Star.

  120. Chani
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:37:02

    I would love to win:

    With a Twist
    Hard and Fast
    Her Ladyship’s Companion

    The first two because (joining the Dear Author and Smart Bitch campaign) I am desperate to read some great well written contemporaries, and the last because I also love a historical.

    I’m assuming Berkeley is prepared to send international?

  121. Tina
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:37:19

    Hi,

    wow what a great selection. If you’re posting to the UK I’d love
    Nauti Intentions, Ghostland and Riding on Instinct.

    Many thanks to Cindy for these great offerings. I love Berkley, great authors!.

    Thanks.

    Tina

  122. Cathy M
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:38:24

    So many great titles coming out, yea for Berkley.

    Three on my wish list are:

    Nauti Intentions by Lora Leigh
    Burning Wild by Christine Feehan
    Ghostland by Jory Strong

  123. Heather
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:40:47

    Wow. What great books to choose from. It’s hard to pick just 3, i added most of them to my Wish list.

    But if I only have to pick 3 they would be:

    Dakota Cassidy – Accidental Human
    Christine Feehan – Burning Wild
    Erin McCarthy – Hard and Fast

    My 1st choices were Nalini’s Angel’s Blood but I have already bought it and Nauti Intentions, which I have on order so I didn’t pick either one of those.

    Thanks,
    Heather

  124. MeganS.
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:43:06

    What a neat giveaway (and an awesome lineup)! My three choices:

    With a Twist, by Deirdre Martin
    Practice Makes Perfect, by Julie James
    Rewriting Monday, by Jodi Thomas

    I’ve enjoyed previous books by all three authors, and I’m looking forward to reading these releases!

  125. Karen E.
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:47:04

    Oooh so many I want but if I had to choose the top three they’d be:

    1. Hard & Fast (can’t wait to read this one!!!)

    2. Riding on Instinct

    3. Her Ladyship’s Companion

  126. Ashley Madden
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:51:49

    If I’m chosen, I’d like the following 3 books:

    The Mage by Jean Johnson
    Ghostland by Jory Strong
    Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh

    I am a HUGE fan of Jean Johnson’s, so I’d be so happy to win! Plus, Angels’ Blood has gotten rave reviews, and from the excerpt I read, I know I’ll love it. I’ve also heard really great things about Ghostland, and I’m sure I’d like it too. :P

  127. Katharina
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:52:53

    Dear Berkley,

    I know you publish many parnormal titles (not my cup of cake at all), but let me thank you for some amazing contemporary and historical titles I’ve found in your program!

    Three books coveted by Yours Truly:

    Kate Noble – Revealed
    Julie James – Practice Makes Perfect
    Evangeline Collins – Her Ladyship’s Companion

  128. Leah Braemel
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:55:14

    Would you ship to Canada?

    1. Hard & Fast by Erin McCarthy
    2. Burning Wild by Christine Feehan
    3. Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton

    (Like Heather, I found it hard to choose just 3)

  129. Beth K.
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:55:27

    The list is like a huge box of fresh doughnuts! WHICH TO CHOOSE!!!
    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy cause I love humor with my men!
    Nauti Intentions by Lora Leigh cause her guys are just too hot to be real! LOL
    Burning Wild by Christine Feehan ok the title said it all! giggles!
    Thanks for the chance!
    SMILES!!

  130. Lisa F.
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:58:49

    Oh man, so many…. I would choose

    1.Lori Leigh – Nauti Intentions, I’ve been looking forward to this book for awhile.

    2. Jaci Burton- Riding On Instinct

    3. Christine Feehan- Burning Wild

    Great Giveaway!

  131. Cindy
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 13:00:48

    I would love love love to win”

    Catherine Mann- Defender
    Erin McCarthy- Hard and Fast
    Elizabeth Vaughan- White Star

    Please help a gal with her addiction to books :)

  132. Marie Sherman
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 13:10:28

    Hey Jane,

    I’d love to win Eternal Moon, Sea Lord, and Nauti Intentions.

    Marie

  133. hanne
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 13:17:24

    I’d love to own quite a few of this books! It’s difficult to choose, but riding purely on instinct (hur hur), I’m hoping for the following three books:

    Her Ladyship’s Companion
    Angel's Blood
    With a Twist

  134. emma
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 13:36:10

    If you ship to New Zealand I would love the following

    Burning Wild (confirmed Christine Feehan junky)
    With a Twist (like to try new authors and I’m a fan of the Irish lol)
    The third one I was tossing up between two books and have settled on one because I liked the cover.
    Dead if I do.

  135. Kassa
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 13:37:17

    Really great set of offerings. My three would be:

    The Accidental Human by Dakota Cassidy
    Burning Wild by Christine Feehan

    but if I could only choose one, definitely Ghostland by Jory Strong. It’s so rare to find urban fantasy novels.

  136. Kerry Blaisdell
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 13:46:38

    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    Dead If I Do by Tate Hallaway
    With A Twist by Deidre Martin

    I think this is a great promo idea – even if I don’t win the above books, I’ve now got all three authors on my radar, and will be looking for them in the store (for present, future and past releases).

    As for suggestions for Berkley – I’m slowly getting my toes wet in the ebook market, but I agree with the commenter above who suggested ebooks be released on the same date as the print version.

  137. Maya M.
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 14:19:12

    What a great way to introduce upcoming titles. I love looking at different covers – amazing what a range of art Berkely has!

    If case I’m lucky, I liked the look of:

    Rewriting Mondays
    Accidental Human
    With a Twist

    Thanks Berkley!

  138. Karen in TN
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 14:21:54

    I’d like to win:

    Dead If I Do by Tate Hallaway
    The Accidental Human by DAKOTA CASSIDY
    Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton

  139. Susan T.
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 14:24:13

    I would love to read:

    Revealed
    Her Lady’s Companion
    Burning Wild

    Although I have hundreds of ebooks, I still love the feel of having the actual book in my hand.

  140. Wandering Chopsticks
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 14:29:45

    Lora Leigh, Erin McCarthy, and Virginia Kantra.

    Thanks!

  141. Carmen_R
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 14:30:08

    I would like to win these books if picked,

    Dead If I Do by Tate Hallaway
    Eternal Moon by Rebecca York
    The Accidental Human by DAKOTA CASSIDY

    Berkley is putting out some great books.

  142. Elise
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 14:31:39

    So hard to choose but I’d love a chance at these three:

    Ghostland
    Hard and Fast
    Eternal Moon

    I loved Angels’ Blood and its good to see more planned in the Urban Fantasy Romance category.

  143. Wishverse
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 14:37:17

    My three choices:

    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy(An author that I have just started reading)
    Ghostland by Jory Strong (Author that I have never read)
    Cry for Passion by Robin Schone (A favorite author)

    Thanks for the great opportunity!

  144. Keri M
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 14:37:55

    whining here…. I can only pick three, what a great selection!!!
    :-)

    If chosen, I would like:

    1. Burning Wild by C.Feehan
    2. Hard and Fast by E.McCarthy
    3. Ghostland by J.Strong.

    Thanks so much!!!

  145. Carolanne
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 14:40:15

    I would love to win

    1. Lora Leigh Nauti Intentions
    2. Elizabeth Vaughn White Star
    3 Erin McCarthy Hard and Fast

    Thanks for the great giveaway, but I have to ask does Cindy have any info about Patience?

  146. Dance Chica
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 14:41:42

    What an awesome giveaway! I’m interested in two titles:

    Ghostland by Jory Strong (first pick)
    Sea Lord by Virginia Kantra

    I’ve had both of these authors on my wishlist for a while now. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  147. Silverstein
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 14:44:11

    Oh man, I’ve been dying for these three (ESPECIALLY the first one):

    – Angels’ Blood
    – Sea Lord
    – Burning Wild

  148. jillyfae
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 14:47:39

    wow, how am I supposed to only pick 3? You all are slightly evil in your awesomeness, you know that?

    Angel’s Blood (Nalini Singh)
    Ghostland (Jory Strong)
    Hard and Fast (Erin McCarthy)

    Cause, while I love some good paranormal/urban fantasy, I also love the funny.

    Thanks Cindy and Jane, for the chance.

  149. Elaine C.
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 14:54:37

    Ohhhh all the pretty books!
    My 3 choices:

    Sea Lord – Virginia Kantra
    Burning Wild – Christine Feehan
    Magic Strikes – Ilona Andrews

    (follow up choice if Magic Strikes is not included: Nauti Intentions – Lora Leigh)

    Berkley has some HOT titles coming up! I already have Nalini Singh’s Angel’s Blood, which is perfect 10/10 book!

    TY for hosting this one = AWESOME!

  150. SonomaLass
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 14:58:45

    Wow, you can tell when there’s a contest by the length of the comment thread!

    My ARC choices would be CRY FOR PASSION, PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT, and REWRITING MONDAY. HARD AND FAST I will probably read anyway (I read the first one as part of the “save the contemporary” campaign and liked it a lot more than I thought). Most of the others look like paranormal (I’m off those for now) and/or series I haven’t started. Although WITH A TWIST looks really good, too; it’s hard to choose just three.

  151. Christina T.
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 15:08:57

    WOW all these books look great!!!

    With a Twist, by Deirdre Martin
    Erin McCarthy – Hard and Fast
    Nauti Intentions by Lora Leigh

  152. Lisa N.
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 15:14:38

    So many choices!!! It was hard to narrow down to three, but I picked:

    The Mage – Jean Johnson
    Practice Makes Perfect – Julie James
    The Accidental Human – Dakota Cassidy

    I have been waiting for the next Johnson and Cassidy books for ages. I loved the first Julie James book and can’t wait to read her next one. Of course, there are so many other authors that I can’t wait to read their next book, including most of your list! Thanks for the chance to win!

  153. Stacy S
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 15:25:30

    All the books look great!
    My picks are: Hard and Fast, Erin McCarty
    With a Twist, Deirdre Martin
    Defender, Catherine Mann.

  154. Maureen
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 15:32:31

    It was hard to pick just three but these look good:

    Her Ladyship’s Companion by Evangeline Collins
    Rewriting Monday by Jodi Thomas
    Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James

  155. Kaetrin
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 15:51:42

    I’d like to win these:-

    Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton
    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James.

    … please!

  156. Allison
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 15:59:30

    So difficult to choose, but I’ll go with:

    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy (in the mood for contemporaries)

    Burning Wild by Christine Feehan (been waiting “forever” for the next in this series)

    The Mage by Jean Johnson (heard lots of good things)

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  157. SaraC
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 16:14:01

    Oooo They all look good, but I’ll go with:
    GHOSTLAND
    Revealed
    White Star

  158. catie
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 16:14:16

    Wow, it’s difficult to choose just three! (I’m a huge fan of quite a few of Berkeley’s series). Okay, my three picks are:

    1. The Accidental Human – Dakota Cassidy
    2. Angel’s Blood – Nalini Signh
    3. Hard and Fast – Erin McCarthy

  159. ReacherFan
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 16:19:34

    I’ve read a lot of books by Jory Strong and some show a real talent for story telling, but that new one doesn’t sound like something I’d enjoy. I do enjoy a good laugh, so:

    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    Defender by Cathrine Mann
    Dead If I Do by Tate Hallaway

  160. white_unicorn
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 16:32:00

    well… I’d love to have the 3 sea-books by Virginia Kantra

    (wishful thinking from someone who never really wins anything in such competitions….)

  161. ms bookjunkie
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 16:43:30

    Rewriting Monday – Jodi Thomas
    With a Twist – Deidre Martin
    Hard and Fast – Erin McCarthy

    I could not find any info on either Her Ladyship’s Companion by Evangeline Collins (the site didn’t even recognize the author) or Burning Wild by Christine Feehan. Has there been a name change for the latter book?

    Just FYI, I am not attracted to the drawn ‘comic book’ cover. The Evangeline Collins cover, OTOH, made me want to find out if the inside of the book matched the cover…which seemed to promise a historical delight.

  162. Nikki
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 16:44:01

    I will try and be adventurous in my choices since I have read the other authors and have them pre-ordered anyway.

    I would like to request, if I win:

    White Star by Elizabeth Vaughn

    The Sea Lord by Virginia Kantra

    Ghostland by Jory Strong

  163. penny
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 16:58:25

    If chosen, I would like:

    Jaci Burton – Riding on Instinct

    Erin McCarthy – Hard & Fast

    Lora Leigh – Nauti Intentions

    Thanks!

  164. Eshani
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:01:13

    So many wonderful books to look forward to :)
    I would love to read:
    Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton
    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    Sea Lord by Virginia Kantra
    Thanks for a great contest!

  165. Doug Knipe [SciFIGuy]
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:03:52

    A lot of wonderful titles, but these are the three that I would love to have –
    * The Accidental Human
    * Ghostland
    * Sea Lord

  166. Lacey
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:10:29

    I would like to put my name in for:
    1. Burning Wild by Christine Feehan

    2. Nauti Intentions by Lora Leigh

    3. The Mage by Jean Johnson

    I would add that if I think about it Berkley has probably been one of my publishers of late, and many of my auto-buy authors are at Berkley including my absolute favorite, Nalini Singh(already own Angel’s Blood). Christine Feehan is another auto-buy, and both Lora Leigh and Jean Johnson have made me happy with their work of late.

  167. mara
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:10:50

    I would like to win these titles:
    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy (based on recommendations I often hear from others – I’ve never tried her books myself.)
    Ghostland by Jory Strong (Like others said, mostly because of the wonderful cover, but I hope this book has no fated mates or something similar.)
    Rewriting Monday by Jodi Thomas (I have never tried her, but I like a change of pace once in a while.)

    Most of the books seem interesting, one way or the other, and I’m glad that there are quite a few sub genres to choose from. Also, the covers are quite nice. (I can’t help it, I am visually oriented. If the cover sucks, and I don’t find valid reviews and recommendations… That’s a sale lost.)

    The book that caught my eye the most was Her Ladyship's Companion by Evangeline Collins. The cover is kinda nice, but I will be waiting for reviews before I buy either of these books.

  168. Paula H
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:18:44

    I would like:
    Her Ladyships Companion
    Burning Wild
    White Star

  169. Janet H
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:19:17

    Nauti Intentions by Lora leigh
    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton

    I love all three authors and have the other books in each series.

  170. Denise
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:22:23

    Cool giveaway. My three choices are Ghostland by Jory Strong, Sea Lord by Virginia Kantra and Defender by Catherine Mann.

  171. Has
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:31:02

    I would love to win a copy of

    Ghostland by Jory Strong

    A Vampire’s Claim by Joey W. Hill

    Endangered by Kathleen Dante

  172. Zippy
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:36:04

    Dearest Dear Author,

    I may be alone out there on the end of my lonely little limb but I eschew paranormals & fantasy and go for the straight contemporaries. So here’s what I would love in my heart of hearts:
    1. Catherine Mann’s ‘Defender’ (I’ve read everything else she’s written so I am quivering for this one).
    2. Erin McCarthy’s ‘Hard and Fast’ (OK, that cover model can definately come a-callin next time my hubby is on a business trip. Make that a long business trip).
    3. Lora Leigh’s ‘Nauti Intentions’ (I recently read the other 3 books in this series and altho the sister was barely mentioned, I am still anxious to see what’s in store for her).
    Thx ladies!
    Zippy

  173. Marie
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:36:33

    Lots of great titles! If I win I would love to get:

    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    Her Ladyship’s Companion by Evangeline Collins
    Revealed by Kate Noble

    Thanks!

  174. orannia
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:36:44

    Thank you so much DA and Ms Hwang for an amazing contest!

    Hmmm..decisions…
    - Angels’ Blood
    - Hard & Fast
    - Practice Makes Perfect

    I haven’t read any books by the latter two authors but have heard so many good things about this. And I know and love Nalini’s books and I’m going nuts waiting for the library’s copy of Angels’ Blood :) Oh, and I’m being presumptuous and assuming that if you are able to ship to Australia, Finland, Italy or Scotland then New Zealand will be OK too please? Thank you!

  175. Jen
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:37:57

    Thanks for this fabulous opportunity.!
    Hard and Fast – Erin McCarthy. Cindy Hwang, if you are reading this, please, plesase make sure we get to hear Ryder and Suzanne’s story. Hearing about them in Flat Out Sexy really had me wanting to find out a lot more about them.

    With A Twist – Deirdre Martin

    Nauti Intentions – Lora Leigh

  176. Tammy
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:42:01

    I would love to win these,
    Hard and Fast -Erin McCarthy
    Burning Wild- Christine Feehan
    Nauti Intentions- Lora Leigh
    Ireally liked the covers on most. The catoonish covers just don’t do it.
    I think that the cover art and blurbs should set the stage for a book.
    Make you want to step inside and read.Her Ladyships Companion was
    very eye catching.

  177. jessica
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:43:19

    Ladyship’s companion
    GHOSTLAND
    Dead if I do

    How exciting!

  178. Erika Romero
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:48:25

    Hey!
    My top three pics are:
    1. Practice Makes Perfect
    2. Defender
    3. Burning Wild

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  179. Lili
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:49:03

    Before anything else, I was able to read Nalini Singh’s Angels’ Blood and I highly recommend it. The story was so addicting and the characters were just awesome.
    Now on to this great contest. Thanks for the opportunity and all of these titles look great. It was hard to choose but I was finally able to narrow it down to:

    Ghost Town
    White Stars
    Her Ladyship’s Companion.

    Once again, thanks for the contest and this has really added to my reading list for 2009!

  180. cyclops8
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:57:30

    Thanks for the contest. My book choices are:

    “Defender” by Catherine Mann
    “Revealed” by Kate Noble
    “Nauti Intentions” by Lora Leigh

  181. ldb
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:58:35

    Hard and Fast Erin M
    With a Twist Deirde M
    Her Ladyship Companion E Collins

    Also I just wanted to let everyone know, even though it’s not on the list, I loved Christine Blevins first book and I was really happy to see that you all have a new one by her coming out! That made my day. Thanks for doing this.

  182. The_Book_Queen
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 17:58:40

    Thanks for the contest– Great selection! It was a bit hard to narrow it down, but I did it! And, surprise surprise (Not!), I picked all paranormals that I’ve been DYING to read (continuations of series I already love!):

    1. Eternal Moon by Rebecca York
    2. Burning Wild by Christine Feehan
    3. The Mage by Jean Johnson

  183. Sarah
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 18:09:06

    Thanks for the contest!! Woot! haha well three books for me would be

    The Mage by Jean Johnson
    Ghostland by Jory Strong
    Angel’s Blood by Nalini Singh

  184. Karen W.
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 18:27:07

    Wow – what a great bunch of books! The three books I would like the most are:
    GHOSTLAND by Jory Strong
    WHITE STAR by Elizabeth Vaughn
    REWRITING MONDAY by Jodi Thomas

    The only thing I’d like to tell Berkley is thanks for such a great contest!

  185. Tasha
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 18:27:36

    Here are the 3 books I would pick:

    Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    Burning Wild by Christine Feehan
    Nauti Intentions by Lora Leigh

    These are 3 of my very favorite authors. For Berkley – I love discovering new paranormal stories and authors. Please keep them coming!

  186. Kris
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 18:36:03

    there are a lot of great books coming out soon. From Berkley I am looking forward to many but these are my top three. Great contest, thanks.

    Ghostland
    Hard and Fast
    Angel’s Blood

  187. Jess
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 18:41:51

    Hard & Fast, With a Twist & Burning Wild – because I love all those authors, and the combo of titles cracks me up :)

  188. Heather
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 18:47:01

    Oooh! Free books.
    These are my choices if I get picked:

    1. Angels’ Blood – Because I just read the library’s copy and it was so amazing that I want it for my book shelf. I declare this book “Book Shelf Worthy” which is a rare feat in my household.

    2. Ghostland – since the storyline is a little different and I love the cover. Plus if Jory use to write for Ellora’s Cave, this might be a little spicy without having to be hosed down.

    3. Her Ladyship’s Companion – I have no idea why I put this 3rd over other choices. The cover looked good but I usually rip off steamy covers anyway since I have young children in the house.

    Note: please have Singh start pumping out some more books. I can’t wait to see how she develops as a writer.

  189. Popin
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 18:52:47

    My pics are

    The Accidental Human by Dakota Cassidy
    White Star by Elizabeth Vaughan
    Rewriting Monday by Jodi Thomas

    Thanks for the contest!

    ~ Popin

  190. Marcy Arbitman
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 19:05:23

    I have been a long time reader and member of Robin Schone’s Group. I also read/review eBooks for JERR. I will take anything but would especially like Robin’s new book or Jory Strong’s.

  191. Kym
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 19:08:14

    White Star, Elizabeth Vaughan
    Nauti Intentions, Lora Leigh
    Angels Blood, Nalini Singh

    I liked Vaughan and Singh’s other books, and I own two of the Nauti books that I have yet to read. Nothing like hoarding to make you start a series. I don’t like to wait between books.

  192. CourtneyLee
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 19:13:01

    Squee, givaways!

    Jory Strong, Ghostland: Cindy, you’re a gem for signing Jory! I’ve never met a Jory book I didn’t love and I’m so excited she’s been picked up by a NY publisher. She and her writing absolutely deserve it.

    Lora Leigh, Nauti Intentions: Lora is a dear and I love her books.

    Erin McCarthy, Hard and Fast: I’m not generally a fan of contemporaries (or Nascar), but after hearing about this series here and at SBTB, I’m interested.

    Berkley is by far one of my favorite publishers. I adore paranormal romance that is steamy, well written, and has fantastic characters, and they are brilliant at publishing great authors of it. I think that a majority of my favorite authors are at Berkley, actually. Keep doing what you’re doing, Cindy!

  193. fshk
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 19:16:55

    Hooray for giveaways! I’m most interested in:

    Erin McCarthy, Hard and Fast
    Robin Schone, Cry for Passion
    Catherine Mann, Defender

  194. Kathy D
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 19:19:51

    Angels Blood, Nalini Singh

    Rebecca York, Eternal Moon

    Hard and Fast- Erin McCarthy

  195. Patti
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 19:22:48

    Wow, they all sound great!
    I love love Erin McCarthy and have the first book in the series on my tbr pile.
    I have also put Catherine Mann’s book on my tbb list and will be looking for the Dakota Cassidy book that is out.

    Berkley does have a great line up of authors!

  196. Rebecca
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 19:27:05

    This is a great giveaway! Thank you.

    I’d love to win Burning Wild by Christine Feehan, Nauti Intentions by Lora Leigh, and Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy.

  197. Pat Lieberman
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 19:31:25

    Wow, Awesome Contest.
    Would love to read:
    With a Twist – Deirdre Martin
    Hard and Fast – Erin McCarthy
    Rewriting Monday – Jodi Thomas

  198. Jeanette Juan
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 19:38:43

    Robin Schone’s Cry For Passion sounds very intriguing and I love novels set in Victorian or Regency periods that have all these strict rules that are ready to be broken.
    Erin McCarthy’s Hard And Fast sounds like a fun and exciting read that will bring action and romance for the audience.
    Virgina Kantra’s Sea Lord sounds VERY interesting b/c she uses selkies instead of other overused paranormal creatures. Plus I’m a huge sucker for paranormal reads.

  199. Wendy
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 19:40:41

    HI,
    I would like to win:

    1. Defender extremely sexy cover

    2. Ghostland – Looks terrific

    3. Sea Lord – the cover captivates me

  200. Elyssa Papa
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 19:41:50

    This is an awesome contest! I’d love to win: Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy, Ghostland by Jory Strong, and With a Twist by Deirdre Martin.

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