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Berkley Holiday Giveaway

It’s time again for the Berkley Jove sneak peak romance giveaway–and not a moment too soon, since 2009 is closing fast! As always, thanks to Jane and Dear Author for hosting this event! And don’t forget–this is just a taste of all the wonderful upcoming romances–for more information and a complete list check out www.berkleyjoveauthors.com.

DECEMBER

042523150X.01.LZZZZZZZ HUNTER’S NEED, Shiloh Walker

Shiloh Walker quickly became a reader favorite with her paranormal Hunter series, which started out as an e-book series, and I was lucky enough to continue this series in print at Berkley. Readers have been waiting for over a year for her new book, HUNTER’S NEED, and the wait is definitely worth it. Duke’s story is finally here! Readers have been clamoring for a happy ending for this tortured hero for a long time, and the love story between Duke and Ana is epic.

Legacy of Stone LEGACY OF STONE, Vickie Taylor

LEGACY OF STONE is the next book in Vickie’s long-awaited series about the Gargoyles, a race of shape-shifting protectors sworn to protect humanity. Not actually made of stone, their fantastical forms inspired the artists who carved their images in the cathedrals of Europe. This is a fascinating mythology that Vickie has developed, and I’m thrilled that she explored it further in her new book. Levi Tremaine is a fascinating and very different hero, and I’m sure readers will fall for him just as I have.

0425231518.01.LZZZZZZZ MISTRESS BY MISTAKE, Susan Gee Heino

We love discovering new voices, and Susan Gee Heino is a terrific find for lovers of Regency historical romances. Susan has such an engaging voice and brings so much life to her characters you just can’t help but love them. MISTRESS BY MISTAKE is the story of a reluctant heiress and a dashing lord who discover that moonlight is a tricky thing, and love may be more than they bargained for.

JANUARY

042523214X.01.LZZZZZZZ PIECES OF SKY, Kaki Warner

2010 begins with another terrific new author and the first book in a fabulous new western historical romance trilogy. PIECES OF SKY is the first book in the Blood Roses trilogy–it’s about an Englishwoman who goes to the American West in search of a new life, and finds that and more with a tough rancher with a bloody past. It’s gritty, evocative, emotionally powerful and romantic–everything a western historical romance should be.

0425232158.01.LZZZZZZZ KISMET, by Monica Burns

The New Year brings another unusual–and unusually wonderful–historical romance, KISMET by Monica Burns. KISMET is set in Morocco of the late 19th century, and features a courtesan heroine and a sheikh as the hero and heroine. I loved the details of life in Morocco that Monica includes, and the steamy romance between Allegra and Shaheen is as hot as it comes. Just a fabulous read!

0425229823.01.LZZZZZZZ THE LOST ENCHANTRESS, Patricia Coughlin

RITA award-winning author Patricia Coughlin makes her Berkley debut with this wonderful, lyrical, and magical contemporary romance about a modern woman who gave up her magical heritage after tragedy strikes, but learns that life–and love–have other plans for her. I love Pat’s writing and her enormously appealing characters, and I really think you will too.

FEBRUARY

0425233367.01.LZZZZZZZ ARCHANGEL’S KISS, Nalini Singh

Ever since ANGELS’ BLOOD was published, I’ve been deluged with readers who wanted to know when the sequel was coming. Well, the wait is nearly over–and if you loved ANGELS’ BLOOD, I can honestly say I think you’ll love ARCHANGEL’S KISS even more! Guild Hunter Elena Deveraux has finally awakened from her year long coma, and she’s been transformed. Her lover, the archangel Raphael, is still one of the sexiest heroes I’ve ever read, and the sexual tension between them is off the charts! And the world Nalini has created is even more fascinating here.

0425233057.01.LZZZZZZZ BLOOD MAGIC, Eileen Wilks

Eileen has created one of my all-time favorite couples in Lily Yu and Rule Turner, and I love what Eileen has done with their relationship, and how much it breathes and grows from book to book. Lily and Rule are now engaged, but that doesn’t signify the end of their problems since both families have issues with their upcoming marriage–for one thing, she’s Chinese, and he’s a werewolf. Definitely a clash of cultures. But wedding plans go on the backburner when an ancient enemy of Lily’s grandmother comes to town. This book is a marvelous combination of paranormal romance and urban fantasy, and I can’t wait for the next Lily and Rule story.

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.

We are giving away bound galleys of:

  • THE TAKING, Erin McCarthy (2 galleys)
  • NAKED DRAGON, Annette Blair (2 galleys)
  • WICKED ENCHANTMENT, Anya Bast (3 galleys)
  • BLOOD MAGIC by Eileen Wilks (3 galleys)
  • NAUTI DECEPTIONS, Lora Leigh (3 galleys)
  • ACCIDENTALLY DEMONIC, Dakota Cassidy (3 galleys)
  • THE LOST ENCHANTRESS, Patricia Coughlin (3 galleys)
  • ATLANTIS REDEEMED by Alyssa Day (2 galleys)
  • PIECES OF SKY by Kaki Warner (1 galley)
  • THE LOST by J.D. Robb (1 galley)
  • MISTRESS BY MISTAKE by Susan Gee Heino (1 galley)
  • A TAPESTRY OF SPELLS by Lynn Kurland (1 galley)
  • THE TAKING by Erin McCarthy (1 galley)
  • NAKED DRAGON by Annette Blair ( 1 galley)
  • STREET GAME by Christine Feehan (1 galley)
  • MOON CRAVING by Lucy Monroe (1 galley)
  • VAMPIRES HATE THEIR THIGHS by Gerry Bartlett (1 galley)
  • BONE MAGIC by Yasmine Galenorn (1 galley)

We are giving away 31 books to 31 people. Please leave a comment with your first choice, your second choice and your favorite Berkley/Jove book.

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

232 Comments

  1. Heather Brewer
    Dec 10, 2009 @ 14:35:29

    Would love
    1. Nauti Deceptions by Lora Leigh
    2. Atlantis Redeemed by Alyssa Day

    It was hard to pick because I am also waiting for Archangel’s Kiss by Nalini Singh and Blood Magic by Eileen Wilks.

    thanks.

  2. Amanda
    Dec 10, 2009 @ 14:41:38

    I would love to have
    1. Legacy of Stone
    2. Archangel’s Kiss

    but I think you want us to choose from the list of books and from those it would be
    1. Lost- J.D. Robb
    2. Blood Magic- Eileen Wilks

    My favorite would be Naked in Death, I love meeting Eve and Roarke!

  3. tasha
    Dec 10, 2009 @ 15:20:13

    â– ACCIDENTALLY DEMONIC, Dakota Cassidy (3 galleys)
    â– 
    ATLANTIS REDEEMED by Alyssa Day (2 galleys)

    â– VAMPIRES HATE THEIR THIGHS by Gerry Bartlett (1 galley)

  4. Collette
    Dec 10, 2009 @ 16:04:50

    My first choice would be Blood Magic by Eileen Wilks and my second choice Atlantis Redeemed by Alyssa Day. I took way too much time trying to figure out my favorite Berkley Jove book but I’m going to have to go with an obvious one–Miss Wonderful by Loretta Chase. It’s a permanent keeper.

  5. elaing8
    Dec 10, 2009 @ 16:05:24

    top 2 choices
    1-WICKED ENCHANTMENT, Anya Bast
    2-BONE MAGIC by Yasmine Galenorn
    Favorite Berkley book is Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh

  6. Penny
    Dec 10, 2009 @ 17:20:17

    1st – NAUTI DECEPTIONS, Lora Leigh
    2nd – MOON CRAVING by Lucy Monroe

    Favorite Berkley – Lora Leigh’s Nauti Intentions

  7. Carin
    Dec 10, 2009 @ 17:29:59

    1. – NAKED DRAGON, Annette Blair
    2. – STREET GAME by Christine Feehan

    I can’t pick a favorite! Favorite Authors, though: Erin McCarthy, Lora Leigh, Nalini Singh, Christine Feehan. So many!

  8. Melissa
    Dec 10, 2009 @ 18:05:11

    Hi! Please consider me for the contest. I’d like to try a couple of new authors, so my choices:

    1. ATLANTIS REDEEMED, Alyssa Day
    2. A TAPESTRY OF SPELLS, Lynn Kurland

    My fav would be Angel’s Blood, by Nalini Singh

  9. Anna-Alexia
    Dec 10, 2009 @ 18:11:44

    Wow such great picks but i think i’ll go with my gut on this one

    1. Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh
    2. Moon Craving by Lucy Monroe

    And my favorite Berkley book would have to be without a doubt Caressed By Ice by Nalini singh although any thing by her is a fav of mine

  10. Arantza
    Dec 10, 2009 @ 18:19:03

    1st choice: Blood Magic by Eileen Wilks
    2nd choice: Atlantis Redeemed by Alyssa Day
    Favourite book: Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh

  11. Andi
    Dec 10, 2009 @ 18:27:21

    I would love to get my hands on Archangel’s Kiss, I’m definitely looking forward to it. My second choice is Naked Dragon because of the description. Angel’s Blood or Tainted by Julie Kenner are in a tie for my current favs.

  12. Jen Kimball
    Dec 10, 2009 @ 18:55:05

    How exciting! My first choice is Atlantis Redeemed and second is Wicked Enchantment. But, I’d be happy with any! I’m most looking forward to Atlantis Redeemed and Angels’ Kiss in 2010!

  13. Ami
    Dec 10, 2009 @ 19:29:35

    Kismet
    Blood Magic

    Er, I like a lot of the authors on the page, but not all of the books were released by jove or were they? can’t really tell, and I don’t really look at the publisher just the author name… Hmm Let me think about this more.

    The Harper series by Charlaine Harris should count right?

  14. Gwen
    Dec 10, 2009 @ 20:00:59

    Please enter me. My choices:

    1. Nauti Deceptions
    2. Vampires hate their thighs

    Favorite book would be anything by Lora Leigh. Love her books.

    Thank you!

  15. Carol
    Dec 10, 2009 @ 20:18:14

    I have lots of favorites, but to name some: Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James, Beyond the Rain by Jess Granger and Sharon Shinn’s books!

    My choices:

    1. The Lost Enchantress by Patricia Coughlin
    2. Wicked Enchantment by Anya Bast

    Thanks!

  16. Rebecca
    Dec 10, 2009 @ 22:13:03

    1st choice: Anya Bast's WICKED ENCHANTMENT
    2nd choice: Yasmine Galenorn's BONE MAGIC

    Naked in Death!

  17. Lynnette
    Dec 10, 2009 @ 22:45:01

    My choices are:
    1. Blood Magic
    2. Atlantis Redeemed

    My fave berkely book would be Slave to Sensation. Love all Nalini Singhs books and reread the psy/changeling series often.

  18. Amy
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 02:25:23

    My 1st choice: THE TAKING, Erin McCarthy
    My 2nd choice: STREET GAME by Christine Feehan

    My favorite Berkley book is Nalini Singh’s Slave to Sensation.

    Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  19. Juliett
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 06:52:55

    So many good books in the list that I would love any of them :o)

    1st choice: Moon Craving by Lucy Monroe
    2nd choice: The Taking by Erin McCarthy

    I have a lot of favorites, Berkley has a lot of great authors so it’s really difficult to pick just one, but if I have to pick it will be Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh, closely followed by the rest of the series :o)

  20. Linda Henderson
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 08:46:13

    What a great contest. My choices are:

    The Lost Enchantress by Patricia Coughlin
    The Lost by J.D.Robb

    My favorite would be any of the J.D.Robb In Death series but since the last one I read was Promises In Death I will list that one.

  21. atclair
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 10:45:23

    1. ARCHANGEL'S KISS, Nalini Singh
    2. HUNTER'S NEED, Shiloh Walker

    My favorite Berkley author is Patricia Briggs and my favorite book by her is Cry Wolf. I own it in ebook, paperback, and audio book formats!

  22. Lynn Pauley
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 11:25:45

    No fair — it’s too hard to pick just 2!!! Can’t choose The Lost by Robb since I already purchased it and will probably purchase Tapestry of Spells by Kurland
    1st choice — Street Game by Feehan — love the Ghostwalker series
    2nd choice — Lost Enchantress by Coughlin — have followed her since she was first published and love her

    Too hard to choose just one author or title as a favorite — J D Robb, Patricia Briggs (just discovered her this year), Lynn Kurland, Christine Feehan, Jayne Ann Krentz, Loretta Chase, Lucy Monroe and Angela Knight (just discovered her this year)

  23. funkywaterdino
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 12:10:25

    1.Nauti Deceptions: Lora Leigh
    2.The Taking: Erin McCarthy
    3. Wicked Enchantment: Anya Bast

    My favorite berkley author is Nalini Singh. :)

  24. Samantha
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 12:37:29

    #1 – BLOOD MAGIC
    #2 – WICKED ENCHANTMENT

    I’m not sure I could come up with one favorite. There are just too many that I love. I’m a huge fan of Eileen Wilks’ series and try to turn people on to it when I can.

  25. Has
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 12:59:32

    My choices are -

    1) Pieces of Sky – Kaki Warner
    2) Kismet- Monica Burns

    My face authors from Berkley is Nalini Singh, Alyssa Day, Jory Strong and most recently Joey W.Hill

  26. Robyn B
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 13:04:10

    1) MISTRESS BY MISTAKE, Susan Gee Heino
    2) PIECES OF SKY, Kaki Warner

    Favorite Berkley/Jove books are by Joanna Bourne & Meredith Duran!

  27. Marie
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 15:14:38

    Great giveaway!

    1. Accidentally Demonic
    2. Blood Magic

    So many great authors, but my favorites are Nalini Singh and Elizabeth Vaughan.

  28. Mary
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 15:28:59

    1)THE LOST ENCHANTRESS, Patricia Coughlin

    2)BLOOD MAGIC by Eileen Wilks

    It’s impossible to pick my favorite – there are just too many to choose from.

    Thanks for the contest – it allows me to read an author I am not familiar with.

  29. Amanda
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 15:54:40

    1. The lost enchantress
    2. Wicked Enchantment

    It is really really hard to pick a favorite because like the comment before there are too many good ones!

  30. Kaze
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 16:17:51

    1. The Lost Enchantress
    2. Blood Magic

    Currently my favourite Berkley book is Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh

  31. AAJ
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 18:02:08

    1. Pieces of Sky
    2. The Lost Enchantress

    Favorite Berkley/Jove? I loved Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James, Indiscreet and Scandal by Carolyn Jewel… etc. Too hard.

  32. Lynz
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 22:33:49

    My favourite Berkley/Jove book? Probably The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanne Bourne. I love it.

    First choice: Kismet! I want to read that so badly! I’ve been waiting for it since I saw that cover and fell in love! (Second choice: Mistress by Mistake)

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