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Thanksgiving Day Giveaway 2007

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Thanksgiving is just two days away and during this time at DearAuthor, we take time to contemplate the things we are thankful for. One of the benefits of reviewing is that we receive free books. Because we receive so many free books, my book buying has dwindled. Of course, I don’t think I would be entitled to receive the free books if we didn’t have such a great community here. I’m thankful for the free books but I am also thankful for the readers, authors, industry professionals, and others who come and contribute to the community. I am also thankful for authors who put out books that make me stay up late into the night reading or that burn a whole in my bag while I am supposed to be working and concentrating.

To that end, I want to give back to the community and the authors who have entertained me this past year. Instead of ARCs, as I gave away last year, I am giving away two book bundles from a few favorite authors. I tried to gather a diverse mix of books so that there is a little something for everyone. These are like tasters and I hope that they go to readers who have never read these authors before but have always wanted to give them a try.

To those readers who aren’t interested in the giveaways, I’ve got two package of Thank You cards and the 27th Annual National Conference Workshop Handouts up for grabs.

To enter the giveaway, simply post a comment between now and the end of Sunday, November 25, 2007. I’ll pick a random number of commenters. If you have a preference, place it in the comment section.

Finally, I am also giving away two copies of Meljean Brook’s February release, Demon Night. The rules are a little different for the ARC. The purpose of an ARC is to generate buzz and therefore, these two ARCs will go to a random selection of two people who specifically request this book and promise to blog or post about it. You do not have to like the book. You do not have to say something positive, but you do have to say something.

Anyway, I love you guys. Thanks for being part of Dear Author.

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. Heather Holland
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 04:32:04

    I personally love this time of year for a couple reasons. 1, it’s the holidays and time to see family I haven’t seen in a while, and 2, it’s my birthday. lol, I’ll be another year older this coming Saturday–oh joy. :p

    Good luck to all the wonderful readers out there and happy and safe holidays to all.

  2. Madelynne Ellis
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 04:56:54

    Gotta love this time of year for all those sparkly crisp mornings, and giveaways! Perfect weather for staying indoors and curling up with a mug of something and a good book.

    Give me some escapism, please…

  3. Karen Scott
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 05:10:19

    Well I’m thankful for Dear Author, I love you guys like a fat kid loves cake!

  4. Marianne
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 05:34:53

    Oh yeah… count me in. I’m VERY thankful that I love to read, and that there are writers out there who humor me by putting out great books!!

    Oh. And I’m thankful for my dog :-)

  5. Robin F
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 05:41:11

    I am very thankful for Dear Author and authors and their books.

    I would love either the historical or suspense books, as I’ve read/own most of the others (my book buying habit has gotten out of control since I’ve started lurking online so much!)

  6. Kat
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 05:41:38

    Ooh, an arc of Demon Night. Pick me! Pick me!

    What a fab selection—some of those books are keepers for me. (I’ve read most of the books on the list, so don’t put me down for that giveaway.) Thanks to everyone involved in running Dear Author. I can’t even count the number of books, authors and other readers I’ve discovered from this site.

  7. Jerri
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 05:59:36

    I am a lurker here but I come everyday to see what you ladies have to say and have actually bought books from your reviews. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

  8. Dobby
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 06:04:27

    I just wanted to say I love this site because of the honest reviews. I mean when you are a skint student, you have to make sure the books you buy are worth it. This site sure helps!

    Is this competition included for international readers, Jane?

  9. Kat G
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 06:06:02

    I’m thankful for all the posting you here at Dear Author do. I don’t know how I’d get through the day without it!

    Paranormal…Suspense…Fantasy…Historical…It’s all good to me!

  10. Danielle
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 06:25:15

    I’m thankful that I have my health….this past year I have lost 3 dear friends and I’ve come to realized that I am not immortal.

    I’m thankful for your web site and I visit here at least twice to day…I’m thankful for Jane for taking the time to post about eReaders, eBooks, etc.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

    By the way I would love …historical or contemporary any book is a good book.

  11. Marg
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 06:29:59

    I am thankful for many things, but mostly for the people that are around in blog land! If your giveaway is open to international (and I understand perfectly if it isn’t!) I’ve read the Elizabeth Hoyt books, so I guess the other pile is for me!

    Oh, and I would be happy to review the ARC for Meljeans book!

  12. Stacy S
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 06:51:02

    I’m thankful for my familys health. I’ve read the 2 books by Diana Holquist. Which I really liked btw.

  13. Jaime
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 07:31:18

    I’m generally a lurker, but I’m always thankful for the authors you point me towards here, and the interesting discussions I always find! :) I’d love to take part in the giveaway – I would love the suspense, fantasy, or paranormal books.

  14. jmc
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 07:52:46

    Ooh! An ARC of Demon Night? Me! Me! Me! *waves hands wildly to get attention*

    I’m thankful for all of the great books I’ve read this year, and also thankful for all the thoughtful, snarky, smart, reading people I’ve encountered in blogland this past year.

  15. Jayne
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 07:53:30

    Jane, I’ll pay the postage for one international winner if s/he is one of the random chosen.

    And thanks to everyone for the nice comments about us. Sometimes that’s what keeps me slogging through review writing hell.

  16. Donna
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 08:01:12

    Me… I’m here for the kittens!!! Oh, and good books too…

  17. Gina
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 08:14:51

    I am thankful to have found this community – I enjoy the reviews, the heated debates and how you have all opened my eyes to new authors (I’d been in a bit of a favorite author and only favorite author rut).

    As I have blogged before, I am the only female in a household with a husband and three teenage boys. I am an only sister with three brothers. (all of whom I’m grateful for most of the time) – but in that sea of testosterone there is not one with whom I can share my passion for passionate reading and your community has given that part of my psyche a big giant Welcome Home.

    So bring on the turkey and the book I will read while it cooks, bring on the spirited reviews I will read when I need to escape my guests and hide out in my office, and bring on the giveaways because I love to see my TBR pile grow! …. and thank you for being such wonderful group to share with!

    Happy Thanksgiving to All

  18. Michelle
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 08:25:07

    I am thankful for this community. The thoughtful posts and interesting topics. Also gotta love all the cute animal pictures. This is a really nice place to relax and unwind. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  19. Kathleen MacIver
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 08:28:10

    Wow! I’m mostly interested in the fantasy, but I’ll try Jo Goodman, too.

    I love how this blog gives me good intros to new authors and helps me get a feel for whether they’re the type of books I’d enjoy or not. Thanks!


  20. Jaci Burton
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 08:33:24

    I’m thankful for Dear Author, for always being entertaining, insightful, honest friendly and welcoming of everyone. I’ve also found some great new books to read here. It’s a place I come to every day to read the blog posts while having coffee, and whether I enter the conversation or not, I’m always here.

    Don’t enter my name in the prize drawings please.

  21. Sara
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 08:33:48

    I’m thankful that I’m in graduate school and going somewhere with my life, I”m thankful that my family and I are going to Disneyland as soon as the semester is over and I’m thankful that authors keep writing wonderful books for me to read!

    I’d love any of these books, but probably the fantasy, suspense or paranormal. I’ve had Blackout on my to buy list for a while, but I just haven’t picked it up!

  22. Tumperkin
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 08:34:39

    I was just blogging a few days about the fact that – despite being a paranormal virgin – I have decided to dip my toe in the water and try Meljean Brook’s books. You can check my blog if you don’t believe me! And I will totally blog about them if you pick me *big pleading eyes*.

  23. Diane
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 08:35:59

    I am drooling over that book bundle! What a fun site, and yes, cute kittens too! I’d ask when the contest is for the kittens, but alas I am allergic and my parrots would never forgive me…

    themommyspot (at) gmail (dot) com

  24. Lynne Connolly
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 08:39:16

    I write, and I read like an addict. Wait, I am an addict! I tend to order from Amazon, since that’s about the only way you can get the books Over Here.
    So thank goodness for ebooks. You can buy them, day or night, wherever you are.

    Since we’re giving thanks, thanks Jane for giving us ex Triskelion authors help and a place to vent. Now the nightmare is finally coming to an end, we’re blinking like people emerging from air-raid shelters to find a new world.
    We need to get the mess involved with a publisher’s bankruptcy sorted out and a definitive decision about the bankruptcy clause but for many of us the personal horrors are finally concluding.

  25. KCfla
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 08:46:02

    I’m thankful for my health and my family. I’m thankful that on days that the previous are not all they could be- I can lose myself in a book and forget for a time. ( then again, anytime’s good for a good book lol!)
    And I’m thankful to have found this, as well as other sites to learn about new books/authors that I’ve yet to read- but should. You all have expanded my horizons reading-wise. And for that you all get an extra piece of pie at my table ;-).
    Oh, and CL Wilson was one of those. But the rest of those books are fair game, and on my list to be purchased anyway :-)

  26. Anastasia
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 08:47:59

    Yum! What a great contest :)

    I’d love to enter for the book bundles OR the drawing for “Demon Night”, which I would post a review for :)

    Thanks for the chance! :D

  27. Susan G
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 08:52:01

    I am thankful for all the new authors this site has introduced to me over the past year. Just yesterday I began reading a book Jayne recommended a few months ago, “Perfidia”. I was thoroughly hooked in the first 10 pages and very reluctantly put it down only because my children insisted I had to make them some dinner. Even now I am having to resist sitting down with the story again because there is just too much holiday preparation to do!!

    So with that in mind, if my name should be chosen I would very much like to read the Diana Holquist books. I have heard good things about her writing but I have not had a chance to read her yet.

  28. Jewel McGuire
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 08:55:54

    I’m thankful that the year is almost over. It’s been one of very high points and very low points. I changed jobs for one more challenging, published my first book and saw it top the publishers bestseller list, and married my last child off.

    Then there are the lows. New job is eating up my writing time. My book, well, it got tied up in the Triskelion nightmare. Our furnace and A/C had to be replaced along with losing a dear friend too young.

    What can I say except, I’ve had a full life this year!

  29. Bonnie Ferguson
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 09:07:05

    As a Canadian, I’d like to wish everyone at Dear Author and all Americans a Happy Thanksgiving!

    I’m thankful for my family, for my love of writing, reading, and too many things to list them all here :)

    I’d love to be counted in for the Elizabeth Hoyt, C.L. Wilson, and Jo Goodman giveaways please.

  30. Jill Myles
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 09:09:58

    I just wanted to say that this is a cool giveaway, and thanks to the recommendations on DA, I own about 75% of that drawing list (so please do not include me in it).

    DA is my favorite site now, all sucking-up aside. It’s the first one I check in the morning. Not until I’ve seen what Jane has to say about the newest book in my TBR pile. *g*

  31. bettie
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 09:11:22

    I’ve found a ton of new authors thanks to this site. Dear Author is a perfect(ly addictive) mix of discussion, news and reviews. Thanks for the updates on ePublisher issues! Lately, I’m especially loving the libel legal series and the eBook reader reviews and info. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

    I haven’t tried Meljean Brook, CL Wilson or Elizabeth Hoyt yet this year. I’d love to be entered in the drawing for any of those book bundles.

  32. ArkansasCyndi
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 09:26:59

    I’m one of your regular “lurkers” but I can’t pass up the opportunity for books!

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. No presents. No expectations except eat and enjoy being with family and friends. A pure holiday.

    Thanks for doing what you do so well. I’m here every day even if I never say anything.

  33. Janine
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 09:36:07

    Hi. I don’t need to be entered in the drawing, since like Jane, my ARC shelf runneth over. Since I have a guest coming for Thanksgiving and will likely going to be gone for a week, I just wanted to take the opportunity to wish Jane, Jayne, Jan, Janet , Jia and all our readers, authors, and industry professionals — every wonderful one of you — A Very Happy Thanksgiving! I’m grateful for you all.

  34. kardis
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 09:40:21

    I love the Thanksgiving giveaways you do here! I would love to get the Elizabeth Hoyt book, and I would consider trading a slightly useful body part for Demon Night. I am thankful that DearAuthor is here, and has been helping me to find good books for 1.5 years.

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here!

  35. Robin Bayne
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 09:48:04

    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving! I would love to win the conference handouts : )

  36. Bev Stephans
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 10:01:53

    I’m thankful for more than I can list here. I would love to win one of the book bundles. I’ve read a bunch this week and my TBR pile has actually gone down a bit!

  37. Bonnie
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 10:04:29

    I’ve made your blog one of my daily cyber destinations. I always enjoy your reviews & comments, and enjoy the “dear author” format very much.

    Now that I’ve buttered you up, randomly select me for some Elizabeth Hoyt … I can’t find those d*mn books ANYwhere in my area!!!

    And Happy Thanksgiving to all my American neighbors to the south.

    -‘ Bonz

  38. Carolyn Jean
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 10:17:48

    I read your site almost every morning when I sit down to the computer–I love it! Thanks for all your work. You deserve free books!

    Anyway, can I throw my hat in for the Goodman or Holquist releases?

    Happy Thanksgiving

  39. Dev
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 10:26:32

    I’ve already got the Elizabeth Hoyt books (am reading The Raven Prince right now), and also Meljean’s first one ~ Demon Angel, which I still need to read. But otherwise, they all look great and I’ve heard fairly good things about all of them. What a nice thing for you to do. Happy Thanksgiving!

  40. Bonnie L.
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 10:41:57

    Jo Goodman. . . C. L. Wilson. . . I’m there!!

    I have to say that my day would truly be very boring if not for review sites like DA. I’m rather obsessive about coming on here and checking out the new on dit. Thank you for being so dedicated to your work here!

    I am terribly thankful for my family. We increased by one this year and it has been such a blessing for all of us. I am also very thankful for my husband who continues to work hard to provide for us despite his health issues. He is my best friend and I don’t know what I would do without him!

  41. clara bow
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 10:46:38

    I knew there was a reason I visit this site every day! I’m very thankful for all of the hard work and dedication that goes into the reviews here.

    I’m throwing my name into the hat for the books…muchos gracias and Happy Thanksgiving!

  42. kelly
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 10:59:29

    I’d love to be in the drawing for these books. I only own one of them and five of the authors are new to me.

    As an American who has lived abroad for 17 years, I love Thanksgiving to distraction. It is my favorite holiday of the year, because its not about presents, its about gathering around the table and sharing food with the people I love.

  43. Tonni
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 11:01:35

    I’m an avid reader and reviewer. And I read your site daily and I also have it on my google reader. If I’m chosen I would one of the Demon Moon, or Demon Angel or the ARC of Demon Night. I do have my on blog for reviews.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving


  44. Leeann Burke
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 11:08:40

    I am an avid romance reader. I am grateful for authors who work hard at creating wonderful books for us readers to enjoy.

    I recently found Dear Author and I’ve enojoyed all your post (and the pictures are always so cute). You are one of my daily sites to read while I enjoy a cup of tea. Thanks for all your hard work.

  45. Bernita
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 11:11:00

    I’m fast becoming addicted to this blog.
    The paranormals, please, should I be lucky.

  46. Devon
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 11:13:19

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! I hope everyone gets a four day weekend, and time to read and relax in addition to all the engorging.

    Pretty, pretty please pick me for Demon Night? Or the CL Wilson, or Elizabeth Hoyt–I’ve got the Leopard Prince but not the other two.

    May your turkey not be dry, and your mashed potatoes and gravy not lumpy.

  47. Ayla
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 11:19:12

    i’m a lurker too, and i would love to win any of those books you mentioned =D thank you for this wonderful oppertunity

  48. Bonnie Dee
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 11:39:15

    I’ve heard great things about Hoyt and I’d be a happy camper to win her books.

  49. Shannon C.
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 11:42:42

    I’m thankful for the fact that I don’t have class until Monday, which means, realistically, that I have until Sunday night to goof off online and catch up on the books I’ve started but not finished and then, come Sunday, I will scramble to start some of the projects that are immediately due after Thanksgiving.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. And of course any books I win I will talk about, including certain ARCS. :D

  50. Tara
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 12:49:49

    Not my thanksgiving and don’t often comment but am a poor starving grad student who would like to read some books over the christmas season that do not relate to archival theory and how to apply appraisal methods to moving images or about the history of canadian medicine….
    Plus I have not read any of those authors….

    Happy Thanksgiving you wacky Americans.

  51. Shannon
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 13:02:47

    I would love the ARC for Demon Night! I adored the other two and will blog and post reviews on all the bookstore sites, too!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!


  52. ilona andrews
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 13:16:32

    Can we not agree that Demon Night is the yummiest book? Meljean FTW!

    That said, please do not enter me, as I either have all these books, will buy them (so I can support author friends), or will put them into my TBR pile from where they will stare at me sadly for days while I am busy disgorging crap onto electronic page.

    I’d hug my TBR pile so it wouldn’t feel sad, but I am at work. Damn it.

    Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving, Dear Author people! Thankful you’re here!

  53. Beth Pfeiffer
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 13:18:19

    I, too, would love the ARC of Demon Night. Meljean’s books make me think, hard, when I’m raeding them and I enjoy that kind of writing much more than fluff.

    I make part of my regular daily routine – I have to check out new books to explore and books to avoid and I really, really appreciate the hard work that went into the ebook reader postings. Very informative!! (Although, I’m still conflicted as to which one I want to ask Santa for…)

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  54. Katie
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 13:28:34

    I am a long-time lurker, but DA is one of the few blogs I check daily and read every posted entry. You are great girls, I hope of many more fantastic Letters of Opinions (adore them), heated discussions and insightful reviews to come.

  55. Stephie H.
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 13:31:16

    I’m another lurker. I visit Dear Author multiple times every day. Yeah, I’m pretty much addicted :) I love the atmosphere and the no-nonsense reviews. I’ve also discovered so many good authors–I first heard of Elizabeth Hoyt here, and I don’t think I would have ever picked up Maljean Brook had it not been for this site. Since I just got Lord of the Fading Lands last night (can’t wait to read it!) my choice would be “If His Kiss was Wicked” by Jo Goodman, because I’ve never read one of her books before.

    Thank you for all you’ve done for authors and readers, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  56. Jia
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 13:35:59

    I’d like to wish everyone here a Happy Thanksgiving, and I’d also like to thank Jane and the other Dear Author reviewers for letting me join the crew.

    And please don’t enter me into the drawing either.

  57. Brandy
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 13:40:40

    Thanks to everyone for the great reviews and comments. I’m a lurker (until now) but this community has had a major impact on my reading choices. I’m back to reading romances after swearing them off years ago because I could never find ones that really grabbed me. With your help, I’m finding great authors and books that grab me.

    Also, I’d love a chance to review the Demon Night ARC on my own blog as Meljean Brook is one of those authors I’ve read and enjoyed recently.

  58. raine
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 13:46:44

    I’m thankful I found this site, and have never looked back.

    Information, good books, and intelligent conversation. What more could a reader/writer ask for?
    Thanks, but I don’t need the prizes.
    Just keep blogging. :-)

  59. Janice
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 13:56:18

    Wow, this is a great giveaway. I’d be happy with any of the book bundles!

    Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  60. Jennifer
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 14:03:39

    I’m thankful for my little boy, who was just saying this morning…”Momma, do you want to know what I’m getting you for Christmas? Books!” He looked so proud of himself. LOL

    I’ve read only two titles in your list–Hoyt’s books. Would love to try any of the others.

  61. LindaB
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 14:04:10

    How very generous of you to offer these books. I’ve read most of them but would be interested in trying Diana Holquist and/or Jo Goodman.

    I’ve lurked here for a while and this is my first time posting.

  62. K. Z. Snow
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 14:15:36

    Wonderful giveaway, ladies; thank you!

    Here’s hoping nobody has to suffer a stuffed chicken this Thanksgiving except me. (Well, at least we haven’t yet sunk to Cornish hens, but I suspect they’ll come next year. After that…who knows? Sparrows, maybe.) On the bright side, there won’t be any triptophan to make me fall asleep during the Packers game.

    Anyway, a Happy Holiday Season, start to finish, to everybody! (And, by the way, I would love to get my hands, eyes, and imagination on something by C.L., Meljean, or Jo Goodman.)

  63. Sara
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 14:17:50

    I am so excited about the holidays. First Thanksgiving (lots of eating and no cooking for me) then Christmas (same as a above but lots of family) then my birthday what a wonderful time of year. Hope everyone has a great holiday!

  64. Jenyfer Matthews
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 15:13:07

    I live in a bookstore deprived part of the world but don’t let that influence you :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

  65. Sue A.
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 15:17:21

    I’m thankful for blog like this that feed my voracious appetite for all things to do with books. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!

  66. Ann Bruce
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 15:24:45

    Does it count if you live in a country that celebrated Thanksgiving in October?

  67. Laura
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 15:27:11

    Ooo! pick me pick me

  68. Deirdre
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 15:36:42

    Although Ireland doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving, except by some ex-pats, I hope to be celebrating my own thanksgiving the following Thursday when my oncologist tells me that I continue well! It will be 5.5 years since being first declared free of cancer.
    I love books and would review on Livejournal, Librarything and Amazon

  69. Elizabeth
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 16:49:26

    I’m a contest addict. Sign me up.

  70. Josie
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 17:35:46

    Aw, thanks ladies – your contests are fabulous. Count me in!
    Happy thanksgiving to all those in the US.

    I would love a copy of Meljean’s ARC as I am not so good with the waiting. Sadly though I have no blog to review on. Would you possibly host a guest reviewer?

  71. penny
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 19:09:33

    I enjoy this site a lot! Please sign me up for either of the book giveaways.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  72. Beverly
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 19:43:44

    I don’t often post, but I love your site.

  73. MaryKate
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 21:03:32

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. To the ladies here at Dear Author, thanks for all of the great work you do!

  74. Meljean
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 21:21:27

    Oh, man. I’m thankful for readers, and reader blogs, because I’ve got so many books now that I’ll never have time to read — and thanks to this blog in particular, all of those above (so don’t enter me).

  75. Caitie
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 22:10:26

    I only stumbled upon your site a few weeks ago, but since then have found myself checking back more and more frequently!! (I’m up to at least once a day now) I’ve got my hands on several books on your recommendations and haven’t been dissapointed yet :) Have read one of the Diana Holquist books, but otherwise those would all be new authors for me -I ‘ve been meaning to try Meljean Brook for a while now, so would love to be considered for any of the book giveaways!! Thanks for such a great site and for such great giveaways this holiday season :)

  76. aBookBlogger
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 22:43:49

    What a wonderful way to kick-off the holiday season! Since having a baby, I’m way behind on my book-reading and am ashamed to admit, I haven’t read any of the books being given away. Needless to say, do count me in for the book bundle prizes! Thanks.

  77. DebR
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 01:23:19

    I don’t comment very often, but I always read and I can’t resist a contest! I’d especially be excited if I won the historical, paranormal or suspense set, since those are all authors I’ve been curious about, but whose books I haven’t read yet.

    Also, I occasionally post book reviews on my blog, so I’d be game to read and write something on the ARC.

  78. Lori
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 03:11:23

    I don’t post very often, but I read every day. I’m always entertained, and very often learn something very interesting as well, so thank you! I’d love to win the copy of If His Kiss Was Wicked. I’ve heard all sorts of good things about it. And it got an A- here – that’s something to write home about :)

  79. Lorelie
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 06:16:43

    I’d sell my firstborn for the Demon Moon arc. (Really, it’s not much of a hardship. He is one whiny sick kid and if he doesn’t get better before Thanksgiving I may cry.) And I promise to post about it as well, though I haven’t blogged in months and I think only my BFF and my godfather still check it. I’ll do an Amazon review too, if that helps.

  80. Kara
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 07:47:46

    We do not celebrate anything like Thanksgiving over here, but boy, am I glad you do! Ç™ I’m also ever so thankful for the internet because it allows kids like me to participate and be part of the world wide (romance) community — and what would the world wide romance community be without Dear Author? So BIG THANK YOU for being here for us!

  81. M.
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 09:59:13

    I also am thankful for readers who not only plow down their TBR piles at lightning speed but then do smart blogposts about it, so that I can have the luxury to pick and choose which books to read and blog about myself. I’ve found so many new-to-me authors via sites such as this, it makes me so happy. Job well done, J-ladies.

    One such newly discovered and admired author is Ms. Brook. I’d be thrilled to blog about any of the titles listed here. Or any of the other books you have listed, save the (excellent) Hoyt ones which I have either read or am about to receive.

  82. Reneesance
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 10:43:54

    OOohh free books, I’ve been meaning to try both Wilson and Meljean Brooks! And did I mention my birthday is this week? *blink blink*

  83. Phyl
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 11:23:26

    I have to say “ditto” to all the wonderful words of thanksgiving above. I’m grateful for the interaction I have through this blog and others like it that have enriched my reading experiences. For years I read in a vacuum and now I don’t have to do that.

    I’m also grateful that I already own at least half of what you’re giving away, so don’t enter my name in the drawing either. Happy Thanksgiving all (or happy Thursday to all of our non-American friends)!

  84. Jennie
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 12:47:53

    Yay for Dear Author! I’m very thankful for such a well-run, well-written, active website about my favorite hobby. ;)

    I’ve read most of these, but never Solomon or Goodman. Though I’ve been meaning to try Goodman. So, can I enter for just those? I’m being difficult. Sorry.

  85. Robin
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 17:00:10

    After writing a handful of reviews and commentaries I still feel like a reader here, and a grateful one at that. I could never even attempt the volume of quality commentary that the Ja(y)nes consistently produce.

  86. Wirdald
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 17:04:57

    Unfortunately, I don’t have a blog set up yet (bad, Wirdald! No cookie for you.), so Demon Night is out, if I were to win. However, any of the books would be a fantabulous prize.

    This year, I am most thankful for having Internet set up at home. Oh yes, it’s a joyous thing!

  87. lisabea
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 18:58:29

    CL Wilson, please.

    I’m thankful, every single day, for my terrific husband. 18 years. Love at first sight.

    And for VISA, who does not judge me for purchasing wicked ebooks from EC.

  88. Allison
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 20:31:39

    I’m thankful for my family’s and my good health, and for moments of laughter in the midst of stress or sadness. And I’m thankful for the internet so that I can visit such sites with great conversation and recs for good reads! And I would LOVE a demon night arc so that I can post more here and everywhere!

  89. Val
    Nov 23, 2007 @ 13:15:41

    Wow! That’s awesome! I’m thankful for being in good health, with a happy, healthy, loving family and the fact that I can spend time with them. I’m thankful for the fact that I got to spend one last baseball season with my grandmother. And I’m thankful for the fact that I’m still able to write.

    And I would love an ARC of Demon Night to blog about!

  90. Jennifer McKenzie
    Nov 23, 2007 @ 17:56:49

    I’m thankful for my redneck husband. He’s awesome! I’m thankful my kids.
    I’m very grateful for all my online friends that have supported me, educated me and helped me out for the last two years.
    I’d like any of those books except for C.L. Wilson (cause I already own them).
    Thank you Dear Author, for all your posts.

  91. Teresa W.
    Nov 23, 2007 @ 18:20:54

    I’m grateful for family and friends who have all been there for me this year! Also want to thank you for a chance at the wonderful contest for the book giveaway you are holding.

  92. Samantha
    Nov 23, 2007 @ 18:37:26


  93. Pam P
    Nov 23, 2007 @ 19:06:08

    I’m thankful that I’m still in pretty good health.

    I’m interested in the contemporary and suspense, both authors new to me and hearing good things about these books. The rest I’ve read, Jane’s picked some awesome books to give away – good luck!

  94. Jambrea
    Nov 23, 2007 @ 19:18:41

    I would love to be entered for the book bundle and the ARC. I promise to blog if I win the ARC.

    Thanks!! :)

  95. Nathalie
    Nov 23, 2007 @ 20:06:31

    I would love to be entered for both the historicals bundles or maybe even try the paranormal bundle!!

  96. Lily
    Nov 23, 2007 @ 20:08:25

    WOW… It is my first visit.

    Can I be in the draw for the paranormal and the 2 historical bundles (Jo Goodman and Elizabeth Hoyt) please.

    I saw your have great reviews!!

  97. Kim
    Nov 23, 2007 @ 20:22:13

    I’d love to win a book bundle! Fingers crossed.

  98. tami
    Nov 23, 2007 @ 20:39:32

    im thankfull we all survive another thanksgiving with no blood shed within our family :) hehehe though got chiristmas comingACKKKK

    please enter me in the contest for the books and the arc!!!!!

  99. Cheryl S.
    Nov 23, 2007 @ 22:06:43

    Another lurker here. I am thankful for my family and that my parents are in relatively good health.

    I’m deprived – all those authors are new to me and I’d love a chance to try any of them.

  100. Jenny Schwartzberg
    Nov 24, 2007 @ 00:31:02

    Oh I’m so tempted. Pick me please.

  101. Karen Scott
    Nov 24, 2007 @ 05:41:42

    I just realised, I forgot to mention to leave me out of the contest, I have most of the books on my shelf anyway.

  102. Tammy G.
    Nov 24, 2007 @ 07:09:02

    I’ve never been here before, but I’m going to keep coming back! This is wonderful, I love this blog. As far as which bundle, there are relly good books in both. I’d be happy winning either one, I don’t have any of the books listed. Please count me into the drawing.

  103. Wendy
    Nov 24, 2007 @ 12:37:05

    I’m thankful that my parents and I are healthy, and how well nursing school is going!

    Definitely count me in for the giveaway. Paranormal and Fantasy are my two top genre that I mostly read but I like comtemporary, too! I’ve recently heard great things about Meljean Brook but I’ve been so busy starting school, a drive to the bookstore has been practically impossible.

    Oh, and if I get her ARC of Demon Night, I’ll blog about it in a couple of places! :) (amazon, my blog. etc)

    Thank you! :)

  104. Joyce
    Nov 24, 2007 @ 14:40:46

    I am definitely thankful for my family’s good health.

    The book bundle sounds absolutely great.

  105. Shina Laris
    Nov 24, 2007 @ 15:18:47

    Thank you for writing insightful and thorough reviews of the various novels. :)

  106. Ashley V
    Nov 24, 2007 @ 18:39:11

    I’d love anything paranormal! And I’d love to try Meljean Brooks new book. I love to do reviews.

  107. Danica
    Nov 24, 2007 @ 19:36:34

    Sign me up for Demon Night! :)

  108. catslady
    Nov 24, 2007 @ 21:19:18

    Although I’ve heard of all these authors, I don’t have any of these books – so I’d be happy with any or all :) Thanks for the chance. I’ve just found your site through another blog and am going to check it out!

  109. Larissa
    Nov 25, 2007 @ 01:35:05

    I would love a chance to read Jo Goodman or the Suspense books (seeing as I never read suspense, I should give it a go.)

    Thanks, I love your reviews!

  110. Larissa
    Nov 25, 2007 @ 01:35:56

    or ooh, wait! Demon Night would be great too!

  111. Cecilia
    Nov 25, 2007 @ 05:44:45

    Can you enter me please? Also, I told a few friends. Hopefully they will stop by. :)

  112. Marcia G
    Nov 25, 2007 @ 14:34:05

    Wow, I am glad my friend told me of this site. Looks like a great book site! Oh and a great giveaway! Looks like some great reading I would love to check out! Please count me in this giveaway! Thanks

  113. Lafontant Orbadiah
    Nov 27, 2009 @ 08:29:02

    Hey , it is Thanksgiving Day! I’m enjoying my extra day off, and I am planning to make something fun that’ll probably involve a bike ride and seeing something new in West Modesto I haven’t seen yet.
    You write something new at Thanksgiving?

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