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2010 Berkley Winter Giveaway

Last week we held our quarterly giveaway for the Ace/Roc winter 2010 books and this week, we are hosting the giveaway of the Berkley Jove books for winter 2010.   Executive Editor, Cindy Hwang, provides these books for the giveaway.   Take a look at the preview and then at the bottom of the post there will be instructions on how to enter for a free book.


Right in time for the holidays, it’s the winter edition of the Berkley Jove giveaway! We have an awesome line-up of books that will keep you warm this winter, and as you can see from the number of titles we’re giving away, it truly is better to give than to receive. So get ready to stuff your stockings with some great books. Thanks, as always, to Jane and Dear Author for hosting this fun event. Don’t forget that we can only highlight a few titles–for a complete listing and more information about our titles, visit


Set 1 of Covers for the Berkley Giveaway Winter 2010

NO PLACE TO RUN is the 2nd book in Maya’s terrific KGI series, which got off to an outstanding start with the highly powerful and emotional THE DARKEST HOUR. This time, it’s Sam Kelly’s turn in the spotlight, as a woman who disappeared from his life after a brief, unforgettable affair returns with a vengeance–and with a promise of a future together. If they can survive the danger ahead first, of course. Maya has quickly become a must-read favorite of many readers, and NO PLACE TO RUN is truly romantic suspense at it’s finest.

Glory St. Clair, the lovable big-boned vampire, is back, and her love life is as exciting as ever. Now, it’s her erstwhile bodyguard Rafael who has moved back into her life–and her apartment too. There’s plenty of love, laughter and sexual tension in this terrific book, guaranteed to heat up your holiday!

National bestselling author Dakota Cassidy has wowed readers with her fun, irreverent humor and sexy romance for years. Now Dakota returns with an all new novel of contemporary romance, YOU DROPPED A BLONDE ON ME. You won't want to miss the story of Maxine Cambridge, ex-trophy wife extraordinaire who is ready to throw down some payback on her ex-life and battle for what's hers, and she’s even more determined to do it standing on her own.


Set 2 of Covers for the Berkley Giveaway Winter 2010

Eileen Wilks returns with the latest book in her Lupi series, and not only do Lily and Rule return, but Benedict, Rule’s enigmatic and sexy older brother, takes center stage with his own romance–and a new mate. I’ve been asking Eileen for Benedict’s story for years now, so I’m especially excited about BLOOD CHALLENGE, and I know there are a lot of readers out there who’ve been waiting for Benedict’s story too.

This is the enthralling conclusion to the blazingly romantic “Blood Rose” western historical romance trilogy that has been praised by the Chicago Tribune as “emotionally compelling…[and] flawlessly written.”

For historical fiction readers out there, don’t miss DARLING STRUMPET, which details the story of Nell Gwynn, probably the most famous courtesan of the Restoration period in England and perhaps the most beloved mistress of King Charles II. This story details her beginnings in the London slums to her rise in the world of the theater where she catches the eye of the king.


Set 3 of Covers for the Berkley Giveaway Winter 2010

This is the highly anticipated third book in the Guild Hunter series, as Archangel Raphael and Guild Hunter Elena Deveraux return to New York City, and Elena’s new status as an angel and Raphael’s consort puts them in the unrelenting public eye. But they have a lot more than public opinion to worry about, as an Ancient is awakening–an Ancient who is Raphael’s mother. This book is another major step forward in the utterly compelling relationship between Elena and Raphael, and fans won’t be disappointed!

NIGHTSHADE, Michelle Rowen
NIGHTSHADE is the first in a new urban fantasy romance series that is as riveting and page-turning as it gets. Jillian Conrad is put in the ultimate wrong place/wrong time situation when she’s injected with a serum that makes her a living, breathing weapon against vampires, but the poison also makes her blood nearly irresistible to vampire senses. Now sought after by both humans and vampires, her only protection is Declan Reyes, a half-vampire who can barely control his own urges around her. The sexual tension between Declan and Jillian just sizzles. It’s edgy, dark and compulsively readable–perfect for fans of both urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Jill Shalvis consistently writes wonderful contemporary romances, and ANIMAL MAGNETISM is another winner. It features all the sparkle, humor and sensuality that Jill is known for, combined with a menagerie of adorable animals. Lilah, the heroine, owns the town’s only kennel, and is distracted by several animals when she rear-ends the hero’s truck. Sparks fly between the two, and you won’t want to miss the resulting fireworks.

For the giveaway:

  • 3 copies of NO PLACE TO RUN, Maya Banks (I’m really enjoying this series)
  • 2 copies of YOU DROPPED A BLONDE ON ME, Dakota Cassidy
  • 3 copies of DAY OF THE DRAGON, Rebecca York
  • 2 copies of GODDESS OF CAMELOT, P.C. Cast
  • 2 copies of EXPLOSIVE, Beth Kery (I liked this one and reviewed it here)
  • 2 copies of REAL VAMPIRES HAVE MORE TO LOVE, Gerry Bartlett
  • 2 copies of IN TOO DEEP, Jayne Ann Krentz
  • 3 copies of RUTHLESS GAME, Christine Feehan
  • 3 copies of THEN HE KISSED ME, Christie Ridgway
  • 2 copies of BLOOD CHALLENGE, Eileen Wilks
  • 3 copies of MASTER OF SMOKE, Angela Knight
  • 3 copies of SKIN HEAT, Ava Gray
  • 3 copies of ANGEL AT DAWN, Emma Holly
  • 2 copies of IMMORTAL CHAMPION, Lisa Hendrix
  • 2 copies of SPELLWEAVER, Lynn Kurland
  • 2 copies of DARLING STRUMPET, Gillian Bagwell
  • 2 copies of THE PERFECT PLAY, Jaci Burton (this is the one with this! cover)
  • 3 copies of ICE BREAKER, Deirdre Martin (I enjoyed this one, reminded me a little of Body Check)
  • 2 copies of ARCHANGEL’S CONSORT, Nalini Singh (loved it)
  • 3 copies of NIGHTSHADE, Michelle Rowen
  • 3 copies of CHASING THE SUN, Kaki Warner
  • 3 copies of ANIMAL MAGNETISM, Jill Shalvis
  • 3 copies of REAPER’S JUSTICE, Sarah McCarty
  • 3 copies of BLOOD WYNE, Yasmine Galernorn
  • 2 copies of CAPTIVE, Christina Phillips
  • 3 copies of RAVEN’S QUEST, Anya Bast

and these additional titles from the DA Stash

  • Demon Marked by Anna J. Evans
  • Must Love Kilts by Allie Mackay
  • Finding Destiny by Jean Johnson
  • Siren’s Surrender by Devyn Quinn
  • The Irish Princess by Karen Harper
  • Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
  • Restless Heart by Wynona Judd
  • A Werewolf in Manhattan by Vicki Lewis Thompson
  • Surrender to Darkness by Annette McCleave
  • Goddess of Legend by PC Cast
  • Blood of the Rose by Kate Pearce
  • Here to Stay by Catherine Anderson
  • Reaper’s Justice by Sarah McCarty
  • Visions of Magic by Regan Hastings
  • On the Hunt by Gena Showalter et al
  • The Other Side by JD Robb
  • Angel at Dawn by Emma Holly
  • Then He Kissed Me by Christie Ridgeway


So here is how to enter. Simply leave a comment about what the gift you are most excited to GIVE as a present this holiday season AND the book that you would most like to receive out of the titles listed in the above giveaway. As an added treat, anyone who comments on this post (in addition to the commenters for the Ace/Roc giveaway will be entered to win a Kindle 3G wifi (est. retail value of $139) as a gift from Dear Author. We will close the comments on Friday at 7 pm CST and the winners of the book giveaway will be announced on Saturday. The Kindle winner will be announced on the 18th and hopefully the winner will receive it before Christmas (unless you live outside the US then I am shipping it the cheapest way possible. Good luck!)

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. KC
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 18:05:50

    The gift – some woodworking tool (heh) my husband wants. :-) I’d love a copy of Singh’s Archangel’s Consort. Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. Bea
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 18:30:04

    The gift I’m most excited to give? A CaffPow mug NCIS mug to my friend Elizabeth. She’s obsessed with that show. :D

    There are several books I’m excited about but I think number 1 is “Archangel’s Consort” by Nalini Singh.

    Thank You!

  3. Jordan
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 20:27:35

    I am most excited about giving the Veronica Mars tv series on dvd to my friend. It was such a great show and I love introducing it to people.

    The book I would most like is Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Consort. Guild Hunters is my favorite pnr series and I think about that book obsessively.

  4. Helen Gonzalez
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 20:58:53

    The gift I am most excited to give is to my little sister. She has accomplished so much and I know she buys herself her “necessities” so I will surprise her with a gift card from her favorite store for her to gift herself with a little bit of fun!!!

    I would love, Love, LOVE to have Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh, if not that then Eileen Wilks Blood Challenge.

    Thank you so much Dear Author!!!

    Helen G.

  5. Heena
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 22:27:33

    The gift I’m most excited to give is for my little brother, a Mac Pro.

    The book I want most is ARCHANGEL'S CONSORT by Nalini Singh

    Happy Holidays everyone.

  6. Julia K
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 22:51:37

    I am most excited about treating my mom to some beauty treatments at a spa! I only get to see her once a year (twice if I’m really lucky).

    The book I’d love to get is Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh! I have had that book release date calendared since…well since the date was released!

  7. Simrit K
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 02:06:07

    I am giving my mother a scar that I knitted myself. An achievement since I seem ti finish knitting projects.
    I would love to get Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh. I love all her books and find it difficult to wait,

  8. Simrit K
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 02:07:41

    @Simrit K: woops I meant scarf

  9. Auraya
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 07:13:56

    The full set of ‘challenges’ from Top Gear. You know, convert a car into a hovercaft and so on.

    I go with the majoity and would like to win Archangel’s consort by Nalini Singh.

  10. Jess Richardson
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 08:25:58

    I’m most excited to give my parents a painting I did of my two boys.

    And as for which book I’m most excited to read? That’d be Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh with a VERY close second being Skin Heat by Ava Gray ;)

  11. Mike Richardson
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 08:34:43

    I am most excited to give my son How to train your Dragon. we both love Dragons so it will be fun to watch together.

    As for which book I’m most excited to read? That would be Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh.

  12. Estara
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 12:20:00

    I’d say I’m most exited to be giving the selection of handmade presents I bought for my three-year-old niece at the eco-handmade market in September ^^.

    The gift I was most exited to give the whole year was a DVD full of family pictures and slides – some from the sixties – for my dad’s 75th birthday, but that was December 1st ^^.

    I’d love to get Blood Challenge, but if I don’t win, it’s an auto-buy anyway, as the whole series is.

  13. Alisharim Louis-Charles
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 12:37:56

    My son’s dream is to be a paleontologist he is mad about dinosaurs, can’t wait to give him this wonderfull dinosaur book.

    I would love to get my hands on Archangel’Consort.

  14. ClaudiGC
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 12:58:50

    I’m looking forward to giving a book to my mom she really really wants!
    I can’t wait to read Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis.

  15. krystal
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 13:44:04

    I’m really looking forward to giving my daughter her new bedroom set. I’m looking forward to reading the jaci burton book. I love the cover

  16. Julie M.
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 13:51:43

    I’m looking forward to giving my husband “A Conspiracy of Kings” by Megan Whalen Turner. I found out about her books thanks to this site and I talked my husband into reading them too. We both loved the earlier ones.

    Like so many others the book I want to read most is “Archangel’s Consort” by Nalini Singh.

  17. amyt865
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 14:00:42

    I am most excited to give my best friend a copy of The Bronze Horseman. It was one of the best books I read this year and I can’t wait to share it with her. I’m excited to read ARCHANGEL'S CONSORT, Nalini Singh.

  18. MarnieColette
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 14:08:10

    I am most excited to give my sister a chest full of Harry Potter Books. I would most like Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh.

  19. Allison
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 14:13:31

    I’m most excited to give my 2 year-old daughter a dress. She LOVES wearing “pretty dresses.”

    I’d love a copy of Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh

  20. Krystyn
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 14:32:16

    The gift I’m most excited to give: The Confession by John Grisham to my Grandma.

    I would love Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh



  21. Kimmie P
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 14:41:12

    I’m really excited to give my sister the digital camera she really wanted.

    I’d love a copy of Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Consort.

  22. Carina
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 14:46:12

    The present I’m eager to give this Christmas is a handknitted scarf! :D

    And the book I’d like to get is:
    Chasing the Sun – Kaki Warner

    *crosses fingers*

  23. Nikki Brandyberry
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 16:01:44

    Im most excited to give my daughter the Monster High dolls she really wants ( I found the majority of the set) and the DS games my son has begged for!

    I really want Jill Shalvis’ Animal Magnetism! I Love Her Work!

  24. Danielle Gorman
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 16:34:19

    This year I found a cookbook from 1946 for my grandmother. She had told me that someone had thrown hers away and she would never be able to find another. I did and I am so excited to give it to her.

    The book I would want is On the Hunt by Gena Showalter.

  25. cyclops8
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 17:31:40

    I’m excited to give my friend a beer keg(he asked for it.) The book I want is Jill Shalvis’ Animal Magnetism.

  26. jodie b.
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 18:10:22

    I can’t wait to give my dad the collected works of louis lamour, his favorite author. he’s not a big reader, but those books he devours.

    i’d love to win nalini singh’s archangel’s consort, as i love the series and her writing in general.

    thanks for the contest!

  27. Erin Kendall
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 18:25:32

    I’m excited to give my awesome in-laws copies of my poetry chapbook, Life as a Moving Target. It’s going to be a surprise. ;)

    The book I’d most like to receive is Archangel’s Consort.

    Thank you,

  28. Angela Haley
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 18:40:08

    The gift I am most excited about giving this year is the new IPODS I got both my kids along with their ITunes Giftcards. They are going to love them!

    I would love to have either Nalini Singh, Eileen WIlks, or Ava Gray .. I’m anticipating all of their new releases.

    Thanks, Angela

  29. Tena
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 20:09:58

    I am going to pick No where to Run. The gift I am most looking forward to give this year is my boys new computer. Theirs crashed about 6 months ago and we waited to replace it. They are going to be so happy to be able to play their PC games again


  30. Sherry
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 22:29:29

    I would love to win The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton. I’m looking forward to giving my daughter and son in law a calendar made by me on showcasing their wedding in August. :)

  31. Aman
    Dec 18, 2010 @ 08:47:50

    I would like to give my brother a whole day treat of his favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner for helpin me with college applications.

    The book I would love to get is Nalini Singh Archangel’s Consort

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