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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.

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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 www.berkleyjoveauthors.com.

December

Set 1 of Covers for the Berkley Giveaway Winter 2010

NO PLACE TO RUN, Maya Banks
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.

REAL VAMPIRES HAVE MORE TO LOVE, Gerry Bartlett
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!

YOU DROPPED A BLONDE ON ME, Dakota Cassidy
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.

January

Set 2 of Covers for the Berkley Giveaway Winter 2010

BLOOD CHALLENGE, Eileen Wilks
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.

CHASING THE SUN, Kaki Warner
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.”

DARLING STRUMPET, Gillian Bagwell
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.

February

Set 3 of Covers for the Berkley Giveaway Winter 2010

ARCHANGEL’S CONSORT, Nalini Singh
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.

ANIMAL MAGNETISM, Jill Shalvis
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

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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 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

631 Comments

  1. Nadia Lee
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 04:06:38

    The gift I’m most excited to give as a present this holiday season: gourmet chocolate to my chocoholic friends who have kept me sane this year

    The book that I would most like to receive out of the titles listed: DARLING STRUMPET by Gillian Bagwell

  2. Katrina
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 04:07:46

    I love the Berkley giveaway! Last year I won Kaki Warner’s debut and I’ve devoured every book of hers since (early review copies).

    The gift I’m most excited to give: I went to Japan last month and bought some Japanese handkerchiefs for my dad and grandpa, who always have hankies on them. Now they’ll have very colorful hankies. Plus, Grandpa went to Japan just after the war and was amazed by the kindness and resilience of the people he met, so he says it’s the one place in the world he wishes he could go back to. Hankies may be small, but every time he uses them he’ll know I was thinking of him when I was there.

    The books I’d like most from this giveaway: the ones by Maya Banks, Dakota Cassidy and Jill Shalvis. I love contemporaries.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. Jacqueline C.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 04:10:01

    I’m excited to give my mother some Ebooks to read on her brand new iPad.

    I’d love to get my hands on a copy of Archangel’s Consort!

  4. Jaye
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 04:20:07

    I’m excited about giving my man his special gift & want to read YOU DROPPED A BLONDE ON ME (that title made me smile) or Emma Holly (love her!).
    Actually, I’d read anything listed– they all sound good!

  5. Babs
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 04:25:34

    I am giving my mother-in-law a necklace I made for her with stones I bought while I was in Egypt!

    I’d love ANIMAL MAGNETISM.

  6. ms bookjunkie
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 04:27:57

    I’m excited to be giving books to the kids in my life. (They know to expect them from me…)

    From the giveaway titles, I’d most like to receive THE PERFECT PLAY by Jaci Burton.

    ETA: I can edit again! YAY!

  7. Tez Miller
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 04:37:10

    Considering the embarrassment I went through of asking the bookseller for a non-fiction with “Bogans” in the title, that bloody well be the best gift I’m giving! That bookseller may think I’m a bogan now, and crap – I have to go to that store again…

    I’d most like to receive Michelle Rowen’s NIGHTSHADE, please.

  8. Evangeline
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 04:39:25

    The gifts I’m excited about giving are to my nephews and my niece. I can’t wait to see them open the boxes to see the Nerf gun sets and to organize them into little teams!

    I’d love to have a peep at Finding Destiny by Jean Johnson.

  9. D.L.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 04:41:18

    Holy heck what a giveaway!
    What I’m most excited to give this season is endorphine rush hot sauce to my friend. sounds silly but she really loves it and is a hot sauce fiend!
    Really hard to pick, but probably THEN HE KISSED ME by Christie Ridgway.

  10. E.D. Walker
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 04:45:02

    The gift I’m most excited to give is a tie-dyed UC Berkeley t-shirt to my nephew. He’s only 7 but he loves his t-shirts, and I think the tie-dye is perfect for Berkeley and my funky little nephew. I hope he likes his shirt. :)

    I’ve been wanting to read THE PERFECT PLAY by Jaci Burton ever since you guys posted the cover. I wish I could blow that cover up to poster size and hang it on my wall. Yum.

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  12. blodeuedd
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 04:50:41

    I’d like to read NIGHTSHADE, Michelle Rowen

    Most excited to give, hm, well I bought these oven mitts with kittens on nad my mother is gonna love those

  13. Ellie
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 04:57:05

    I’m most excited to give a $100 gift card to Macy’s to my daughter – she’s going to be blown away. And I love Deidre Martin, so Ice Breaker it is!

  14. Robin F
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 04:58:26

    I think the present I most excited about is a bathrobe that looks like a jedi robe for my hubbie. And I would love a copy of Goddess of Legend!

  15. Kim Knox
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:01:11

    The gift I’m most looking forward to giving is a book to my mother. Our city went through a massive social clearance 50 years ago this year, and the book has photos and the history of the vanished places she used to know.

    And I’d love a copy of NIGHTSHADE by Michelle Rowen

  16. Reneesance
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:06:34

    I’m most excited to give my martini loving sister a bottle of artisan gin from the Finger Lakes of NY this year. I know she’ll love it.

    I’m most excited about Nalini Singh’s latest Archangel book. Once I get a copy in my hot little hands woe to the hubby and kiddo I’m out of commission until it’s done.

  17. Sayuri_x
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:07:30

    I love Christmas and giving presents is my favourite part. I don’t have one particular gift over any other, I just want to see everyone when they open them. I love it.

    I’d like Ava Gray’s Skin Heat or Jill SHalvis’ Animal Magnisitism.

  18. Lynn N
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:11:02

    I love these books! Thanks for the chance of winning one!
    Let’s see, the gift I’m most excited about giving is a Kindle to my son. He’s a voracious reader and will never expect it!
    I’d love to win either Nalini Singh, Eileen WIlks, or Ava Gray ..love them!
    thanks,
    Lynn

  19. Bronte
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:22:05

    The gift I’m most excited to give this year is a holiday for my mum. The book that I would most like to read is archangel’s consort by Nalini Singh – love all of her books.

  20. Janet P.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:32:25

    Gift I’m most excited to give – DH is getting the little tiny MacAir is asked for.

    Book I want is the Jill Shalvis Animal Magnetism which is on my wishlist at Amazon.

  21. SusiSunshine
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:33:06

    Tough question…I think I actually gave that present as a bday/xmas combination. A package full of stuff to feel good: chocolate, beauty things from The Body Shop, a book and music. I think she liked it.

    I would love to read ARCHANGEL'S CONSORT by Nalini Singh

  22. Brenda C
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:33:06

    I haven’t shopped for presents yet! D: Was considering giving my mom an iPad though.

    Book I’d like to win – definitely Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Consort.

  23. Charmaine
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:34:22

    I’m most excited about giving my Dad an ipod touch. ^_^

    The book I want and I suspect is the most requested is Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Consort.

  24. caroline A./ pattepoilue
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:39:36

    There is ONE gift I’m very very excited to give. I can’t say what it is because the recipient could see it here and it’d ruin the surprise. It’s something I made, and I’m excited like a kid. *g* I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to give someone a present. *g*

    The book I would love is THE PERFECT PLAY by Jaci Burton. I’ve been waiting for MONTHS for this book! Woooot

  25. L
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:43:02

    I took two beautiful pictures of my best friend’s two sons and have got them printed on canvas. I think she will really love them. As for the book I would like, it would have to be Darling Strumpet – just because I love the word strumpet!

  26. KathyS
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:53:30

    I’m looking forward to giving my brother a ceramic paring knife. Our family has a $25 limit on gifts, and it’s a fun challenge to get gifts under that limit.

    The book I would most like to read is Archangel’s Consort.

    Thanks.

  27. April
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:55:40

    My mother has neck trouble and is also nearly always cold. I found a handmade neck/back warmer (heat in microwave) that is stylish and very well designed on etsy. I can’t wait until she opens it!

    And my, wow, what a long list of exciting titles! Thank you for adding to my ‘to read’ list. Hard to choose just one but I’ll go with Vicki Lewis Thompson’s A Werewolf in Manhattan – she always makes me smile.

  28. Carolyn
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:58:43

    I’ll be giving gift cards to all my friends with ereaders, so they can load up with the books of their choice.

    I would love Nalini Singh’s or Kaki Warner’s new books.

    Thank you for this great give away. :-)

  29. Eskimo
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 06:02:43

    I’m tied between
    Dakota Cassidy You Dropped a Blonde on Me,
    Jill Shalvis Animal Magnetism, and Darling Strumpet by Gillian Bagwell…so if I win, I’d be more than please with any of the above.

    As for gift giving, I’ve tracked down some hard to find music my parents loved. I plan on giving that to them for the holidays.

  30. Merrian
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 06:19:19

    The gift that most excites me to give this Christmas is a group of flag irises painted on a cedar panel. This is probably 100 years old and the flowers have a lovely velvety texture like old worn dresses. It is for my cousin who adores all things iris-y. This gift gave me the pleasure of finding it- I love hunting and collecting so it is special twice over.

    The book that I would most like to win is BLOOD CHALLENGE by Eileen Wilks. I loved watching Rule and Lily come together over the first two books and hope for something equally poignant and healing for Benedict.

  31. Sandy
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 06:20:49

    Already gave my gift. Gave my parents plane tickets to spend the holiday with us!! Everyone is enjoying it!
    Would love a copy of NO PLACE TO RUN by Maya Banks. Happy Holidays!

  32. ChrisQ
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 06:23:43

    Ooh, they all look so good. But I’ll throw my hat in for Michelle Rowen’s NightShade.

    I do so love giveaways. :D

  33. Jambrea
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 06:24:39

    Awesome contest. I am most excited to give away a jewelry box that I made at Cafe Press. It has my son’s picture on it and I just know my mom is going to love it.

    The book I would like to get is NIGHTSHADE, Michelle Rowen.

    Thanks!

  34. Sally Wilburn
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 06:25:27

    I’m giving my daughter a beautiful pair of silver earrings.

    All of the books look great, but I would like Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis

  35. JC
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 06:29:34

    I’m most excited to give my brother his sackboy stuffed animal. I’m making it for him and it’s half finished.

    I’d like to win Archangel’s Consort. SOOO excited about it!

  36. Taryn Kincaid
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 06:30:24

    My boss turns out to be an uncloseted fantasy/dragon book freak, so I’m excited to gift him with Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series.

    And as for me, Archangel’s Consort!!!

  37. Norma
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 06:31:08

    Thank you for this! I’m excited to give my daughter an ipod touch. It’s not something we could normally afford. I saved for a long time and I know she’ll be shocked!

    As for me, Archangel’s Consort is a book I’m looking so forward to reading! I love this series! Im also eagerly awaiting Jill Shalvis’ Animal Magnetism.

  38. Jennie M.G.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 06:32:14

    I’m excited to give my boyfriend some games he’s been wanting for years. It was a difficult find, but I know he’ll enjoy them. I would love a copy of Goddess of Camelot (or Goddess of Legend) by P.C. Cast or Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh.

  39. Lois M.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 06:39:12

    Hi and Happy Holidays! :) Well, this is easy because we’re just giving card to everyone, so it’s just picking out the right one. :)

    I’d love to go with either ANIMAL MAGNETISM or NO PLACE TO RUN for me, please! :)

    Lois

  40. Sharon M
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 06:40:10

    The gift I’m most excited to give this Christmas is the set of books I’m giving to my nieces. One asked for a BN gift card to load up books on her nook. The second asked for a set of JR Ward books. And the third asked for Blazes and Desires from Harlequin.

    The book I’d like is CHASING THE SUN by Kaki Warner.

  41. rebel j
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 06:41:52

    most excited about giving my brother a wind-up robot :)

    and book I’d most like to win is Archangel’s Consort – desperate to read it.

  42. Liz
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 06:49:45

    For the first time in two years I am able to make my Christmas Cookies again. I am excited to be giving them out again mainly to quiet all the naggers who have been missing them.

    I would like to try a book by an author I haven’t read yet so I’ll go with your recommendation and pick
    EXPLOSIVE, Beth Kery.

  43. runner10
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 06:59:03

    I’m looking forward to giving my daughter a pair of boots.
    I like Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis or Then He Kissed Me by Christie Ridgeway.

  44. Kbrum
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 07:11:28

    Giving fish and tank to kiddies.
    Love to read the Kakii Warner book Or the Nalini Singh book. Many thanks.

  45. Kim L.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 07:16:12

    I am giving my mother a complete Alfred Dunner outfit. She loves the matching outfits, but she won’t buy them for herself.

    I would like to be entered for either Here to Stay by Catherine Anderson or RUTHLESS GAME, Christine Feehan.

  46. Danielle D
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 07:18:16

    The gift that I most excited about giving this holiday season is a fancy digital camera for my husband.

    I would love either Ice Breaker by Deidre Martin and Animal Magetism by Jill Shalvis.

  47. Joy B
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 07:33:12

    I’m giving my nephew a Kindle (which is more than I’ve never spent on a Christmas present for him). The book I’m most excited about is ARCHANGEL'S CONSORT – I love that series.

  48. snethet
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 07:44:01

    I am excited to give my sixteen year old daughter a beautiful ring. The book I would like is In too Deep. Thanks for the giveaway.

  49. JK Coi
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 07:45:02

    I’m most excited to give my son a set of the Harry Potter books this year and we’re going to read them together.

    I’m excited about so many books, but I have been waiting for Nalini Singh’s!

  50. Ridley
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 07:45:49

    Hmmm, I’d say the gift I’m most excited to give is this bag I bought for my BFF. Every time I see her, she gushes over my purse and how awesome it is – even though it’s just a small LL Bean canvas tote – so I got her one of her own.

    As for a book, I’d like Chasing the Sun by Kaki Warner.

    I’ve wanted to read her books but haven’t yet because they’re priced so high. Free would do it. ;-)

  51. Virginia C
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 07:48:49

    I can’t wait to give my very dear friend a “Spa Day” gift certificate. She works two jobs, cares for her family, is a great mother, and still has time to show her concern and care for me as a friend.

    I am collecting Kaki Warner’s “Blood Rose Trilogy”, and I would dearly love to win “Chasing the Sun” : )

  52. Amy D
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 07:53:37

    The gift I am most excited about giving for the sheer entertainment value is the screaming slingshot monkey for my husband. His office cubicle environment includes nerf guns, and I thought the monkey would add to the chaos.

    Nalini Singh is one of my favorite authors, and I would love to have “Angel’s Consort.”

  53. Eliza Evans
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 07:55:03

    Most excited to give? Well, I actually already gave it — I got one of those beaters for a Kitchenaid mixer that has a silicone cover so it mixes more efficiently for my mother-in-law. I wanted to give it to her early so that she could use it in baking the massive batches of Christmas cookies she makes every year.

    I’m most interested in The Darling Strumpet.

    Thanks for the contest!

  54. Christine M.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:02:21

    I’m gave the bf The Pacific (yeah, gave, or else he’d have bought it himself because he couldn’t wait ’til Christmas *le sigh*) and the book that interests me the most is definitely Archangel’s Consort. Do. Want.

  55. Melinda Brown
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:02:27

    I’m excited about the new releases!

  56. Shiloh
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:03:14

    For the past 6 months, every time we go to wal-mart my kids play with the Leapster Explorer and Leapster2. So when the DH and I went Christmas shopping we got each kid one! I am soooo excited that I almost can’t wait for them to open them on Christmas morning!!

    I am most interested in No Place To Run by Maya Banks!

  57. MelissaG
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:08:07

    This year we are not exchanging gifts (due to various financial difficulties) but I am most excited about spending time with loved ones. I would love to receive ARCHANGEL'S CONSORT by Nalini Singh

  58. Lynnd
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:09:30

    I am most excited about the books that I am giving my sister-in-law (my three favourite romances of 2010) and brother-in-law (books in Jim Butcher’s Dresden series).

    I would most like to have either Lily of the Nile or The Irish Princess.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  59. Kristi
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:09:49

    Like Shiloh, one of our kids is getting a Leapster Explorer. The older one is getting a DS, and I’m feeling very poor because of it. But, we’re hoping for some long stretches of quiet time during a 2-day drive at Christmas (during which I might be able to do some of my own writing or even watch a movie that doesn’t involve animated vegetables…) :)

    I’d love the Vicki Lewis Thompson. I read Blonde with a Wand this year and I’d love to see what she does with werewolves

  60. Nonny
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:10:41

    My family are notoriously hard to shop for. It’s pretty difficult when most of them are the “has everything” type, and their responses to what they’d like are smartass comments like, “A winning lotto ticket” or “Sanity”. Or worse, my Dad, who will tell you — and go out and buy it a week later. :roll:

    So I’m looking forward to giving gift certificates to stores I know they love so they can pick out their own item and be satisfied in getting something they absolutely wanted. :P

    I’m most interested in Eileen Wilk’s book. Love that series. :)

  61. elaing8
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:15:09

    I’m looking forward to giving my niece’s son all his toys.It will be his first Christmas and I went a little overboard with the gifts :)

    the book I’d pick is No Place To Run by Maya Banks

    Happy Holidays!!

  62. Leslee
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:16:12

    I am most excited to give my son Hogwarts-Harry Potter Lego. For my daughter, a babystroller and fire truck. :)

    As for books I would love Goddess of Legend (or Camelot, whichever title it has as I have seen both) by P.C. Cast or Perfect Play by Jaci Burton.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  63. Margay
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:21:05

    What an amazing contest! a great way to celebrate the holidays! I think You Dropped a Blond on Me looks like a fun book. I think the gift I’m most excited to give is something hand knit for my daughter. She loves hats and I love knitting, so it’s the perfect balance!
    Margay

  64. Milena
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:23:53

    I’m most excited about giving my daughter a whole bunch of drawing materials: she’s hoping to get into an applied arts school next year, and will need the supplies to beef up her portfolio.

    And I’d love the Darling Strumpet: the title is irresistible.

  65. Scooper
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:24:25

    My youngest daughter has been begging for an MP3 player and I can’t wait to see her face when Santa gives it to her. I’d like to win: RUTHLESS GAME, Christine Feehan.

  66. Host
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:24:58

    I can’t wait for Christmas to give my sister these special slippers I bought for her – she will be delighted :)
    For the book I have to say: ARCHANGEL'S CONSORT by Nalini Singh

  67. Lacey
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:26:07

    My favorite gift to I’ve this year is a really great wusthof chef’s knife to my mom. She got me a set when I moved, but doesn’t have a nice one herself. We love to cook together, so I always like kitchen tools as a present.

    I would be equally happy with the Nalini Singh, the Christine Feehan, the Ava Gray, or the Dakota Cassidy. Some would be new to me and some I’m planning on buying the minute they come out regardless.

  68. Julie Kim
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:28:07

    The gift I am most excited about giving is an iPod Touch to my brother.

    The book I would love to win ANIMAL MAGNETISM by Jill Shavis or THE PEFECT PLAY by Jaci Burton.

    Thank you.

  69. Jeannene Walker
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:32:16

    I’d love to read No Place to Run and You Dropped a Blond on Me. All those titles look to be a great read.

  70. Natasha C
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:35:48

    I’m most excited to give for Christmas, books. I know, lame as someone who reads a lot but I love when I find the perfect book for someone & they get excited about starting it!

    I’d love to read Gerry Bartlett’s latest Real Vampires Have More To Love.

  71. becca
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:36:34

    I’m most excited to give my hard-to-find-things-for husband a couple of books he’s been wanting but somehow never bought for himself.

    I’d really like the Maya Banks book – I love romantic suspense, but somehow she’s never come my way.

  72. Shannon H
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:38:38

    I’m reallnty excited to give all of my gifts. I love giving people presents lol. Maybe the one I’m most excited for is giving my dad his birthday present (Dec 24th birthday), since he never expects anything since people tend to overlook it with everything else going on.

    And I’d love to read Archangel’s Consort

  73. Rosalie Lario
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:40:21

    My son is 2 and this is the first year he actually recognizes the holidays. He’s been asking for a choo-choo from Santa, so I’m most excited to get him that. :-)

    I would be most excited to receive a copy of NIGHTSHADE by Michelle Rowen. Looove her work!

  74. Lindsey
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:40:59

    I am most excited to give my father some really dorky weightlifting tee shirts.

    As for the book I’d most like to receive, it would have to be Archangel’s Consort, as I love me some Nalini Singh. In all honesty, though, most of the books up there look excellent.

  75. lorenet
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:41:15

    I gave my grandson (11yrs) a kindle. I had so much fun setting it up and putting all the free books on it for him to read.

    I am looking forward to reading ANIMAL MAGNETISM by Jill Shalvis.

  76. Anne Ardeur
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:44:33

    I think Michelle Rowan’s Nightshade looks pretty interesting. A lot of the others do too, but they’re in the middle of series I haven’t started.

    The gift I’m most looking forward to giving is a small stocking for my husband. He thinks he knows everything that he’s getting, but he’s not quite right…

  77. May
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:46:06

    I found lovely bags for my New Year Gift. They are very cute and I am exciting to give them to my friends.

    As for book, I usually got Gift certificate for gift since I tend to buy books on released date. But Archangel’s Consort would make a perfect gift.

  78. AmandA
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:49:49

    Would love Ice Breaker. I can’t wait to give a photo collage to my mom!

  79. bettie
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:50:38

    The gift I am most excited to give this holiday season is for a child in the foster care system. We can’t afford to give much this year, but I love knowing that the gift we do give will be needed and appreciated.

    The Darling Strumpet sounds like an interesting read.

  80. Missy Ann
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:51:35

    The gift I’m most excited to give is a set of flannel sheets & a flannel duvet to my son. I just know he’s going to love them. He’s at the age (13) when he doesn’t want mamma hugs much at all anymore, and this is my sneaky way of hugging him all the time.

    The book I want the most is Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks. This series needs more love! It is fantastic. Really anyone who like Nalini Singh, give this series a try – I think you’ll love it.

  81. Sarah
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:51:46

    The gift I’m most excited to give is the homemade calendar I had made on Shutterfly with pictures from my family. My mom in particular is going to love it.

    And I really want Archangel’s Consort though believe me I wouldn’t turn down Jaci Burton either.

  82. Lindsay
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:52:15

    I’m most excited to give my 1 year old nephew a play kitchen set. His dad really enjoys cooking so they can do it together!

    I’d love to win Jaci Burton’s THE PERFECT PLAY!

  83. Julia Broadbooks
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:52:37

    My niece is getting her first American Girl doll, so my daughters and I are shopping for the perfect outfit.

    I’d love to read Maya Banks book. Cover alone could sell me.

  84. Anne Clark
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:52:45

    My favorite gift to give this year is a small flip digital video camera for my son. He has been using my good camera for filming and just his morning he said Mom I really want my own camera so I will quit dropping yours. I am going to sound really selfish I would like ARCHANGEL'S CONSORT, Nalini Singh/ Blood Challange-by Eileen Wilks/THE PERFECT PLAY, Jaci Burton. I just could not decide. But I will take any book that I get..MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  85. Erica H
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:55:00

    The gift I am most excited to give is a family portrait to my parents. It was a lot of fun getting my picture taken. It is hard to choose the book I would want the most. Either Ruthless Game or Archangels Consort!

  86. INCiDeNT (Kayleigh)
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:55:17

    Gift most excited to give… a mad combo of unexpected books, indulgent body oils and a DVD series installment for instant gratification. If they aren’t appreciated? I always have room. But I’m pretty sure she’ll have much love for them.

    Book I’d heart: Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh.

  87. Silver James
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:56:24

    My DD is getting married the first week in January. Her dad and I (besides the fairy tale wedding and all the trimmings) are giving her all the “little” things she and her new hubby will need to start their own home–from everything in the pantry to the cleaning supplies, to the outdoor spaces. We just thought her care package for college was big! LOL

    Oooh! Benedict’s story? I want! So put me down for Eileen Wilks’ book, BLOOD CHALLENGE, please.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

  88. Tracy S
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 08:59:29

    The gift I’m most excited to give: my mom and dad took my two boys and my sister’s boy to Florida and DISNEY WORLD this past spring. It was a week long fun time with Grandma and Grandpa. I made her a scrapbook with all the pictures from the trip. I know she is going to LOVE it.

    I would love to win ANIMAL MAGNETISM by Jill Shalvis.

  89. Marty
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:05:32

    I’m excited to give my daughter a new mini video player, she loves her DVDs.
    Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks would be my choice of titles. Happy Holidays to all!

  90. Linda S.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:05:36

    I am excited to give the Charlie Brown gift set I found to my best friend that comes with a book, a little scraggly tree, and the one ornament. We have watched this together for years and she can add it to her display of her original copy of the book she had as a child.

    It is not my normal thing, but I love animals and I’d like to try a new (to me) author, so Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis would be my choice from this list.

  91. Bernadette Stock
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:05:41

    I am going to fly my daughter home for Christmas. This one will be bitter sweet this year has been very hard on my family.
    I could not have gotten through all of it without my books. My HEA books let me get lost for awhile and go places and see thing while sitting in doctors offices hospitals!
    So any of the above books I would love to read!But I must pick one!
    Maya Banks just love her!

  92. kathybaug
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:07:05

    I am most excited to see my grandsons’ (8 and 10)reaction to The 3-D Owner’s Guide to the Millenium Falcon. They are big fans of Star Wars and this book shows the Falcon in layers with great commentary.

    I am looking forward to so many of the books listed, but I guess I’ll choose Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks if I win. Thanks for another great contest!

  93. Jody
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:07:24

    I’m giving a 3G kindle to my daughter in the Air Force.

    I would love Spellweaver by Lynn Kurland.

    Lots of wonderful choices. Hope everyone and DA has a Happy Holiday!

  94. Jody W.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:07:35

    Most excited to give my Mom the leather moose we got her in Yellowstone. Would be happy to receive either the Rowan or the Bast book!

  95. Lisa J
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:08:51

    The gift I’m excited about giving is to my Mom. A couple of years ago I knit her a hat and scarf, this year she told me she would like another set and since she is so hard to buy for I was thrilled. So, I am busily knitting 2 hats and scarves in different colors for her.

    The book I would most like is Reaper’s Justice by Sarah McCarty.

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  96. sarah
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:09:26

    I’m giving my entire family The Settlers of Catan for Christmas. They love Risk, so I’m excited to see how they’ll like Settlers.

    I’d be most excited to get the Maya Banks book.

  97. Lauren
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:09:56

    Wow! Thanks for this contest.
    I am most excited to give my mom framed black and white photographs of her parents. My grandma passed away earlier this year and when the family pooled our photos, we all saw some that we’d never seen before. We took the little 3×3 yellowed photographs of my grandma in her 20s and my grandpa in his 30s and had them blown up and framed. They’re both on bicycles in the late 1940s looking young and vibrant.
    And I’m most excited to read the Jill Shalvis book. I like reading about animals if it’s not sickeningly sweet, and I’m sure Shalvis will handle that well.

  98. Scorpio M.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:11:03

    The gift I am most excited to give is a trip to London for my mom. She’s never been and she loves all things Royal.

    If I get chosen, I’d love to read ICE BREAKER by Deirdre Martin.

    Thank you!

  99. sylvia humphrey
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:11:44

    Most excited to give ornaments my 5 year old made and would love any of the books but will buy Power Play by Burton and No Where To Run by Banks.

  100. Ann N
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:17:03

    The gift I’m excited to give is the laptop to my mom who has been wanting one for ages.

    The book I’ve been waiting for is Archangels Consort by Nalini Singh. I love her books and have all of them.

    Happy holidays

  101. Shoshanna Evers
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:22:46

    Yay, a contest! I’m most excited to give my sister her present – I told her I’d take her shopping at the mall and she could pick something out, and I’d pay. Perfect gift for someone who’s impossible to shop for, lol.

    I’d most like to read Dakota Cassidy’s You Dropped a Blonde on Me, although honestly all of those books sound amazing, and I’d be a happy woman if I won any of them. Happy Holidays!

  102. Katherine
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:23:16

    I am most excited about giving my 7yo son a new LEGO set – Emperor Palpatine’s Shuttle. He has been asking for it and I know he’ll have hours of fun putting it together. You can turn Anakin into Darth Vader – how cool is that??!!

    There are so many good books in this draw! I would love to win IN TOO DEEP, Jayne Ann Krentz. I almost chose the Jaci Burton just so I could drool over the cover…

  103. Kristen
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:23:53

    I know it’s the most obvious answer, but I’m always most excited to see my kids open their presents. Their level of joy makes my day.

    Like most, I’ve been really excited to read Archangel’s Consort. I am also a big sucker for Jill Shalvis.

  104. Crystal D
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:23:57

    I’m very grateful to be able to give gifts to all the family members that I usually exhange gifts, it’s been a challenging year.

    I’d love the Jaci Burton of Jill Shalvis

  105. Angelique
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:25:16

    I’m excited to give my Dad his University of Alabama Cheerleader Garden Gnome. :) It matches the male gnome I got him last year.

    The book I’ve been wanting to read is Maya Banks’ No Place To Run (or Jaci Burton’s The Perfect Play!). :)

  106. Saffie
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:25:51

    The gift I’m most excited to give is a massive jar of retro sweets to my nieces! I’m sure they’ll be delighted but the looks of horror on their mum’s face will be priceless! I’m such a naughty aunt!

    I would love to win The Other Side by JD Robb!

  107. sandyl
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:28:59

    The present I am most excited to give is the camera that I earned with bonus rewards. A nice camera,and not a penny spent.

    I would love a copy of Angel’s Consort by Nalini Singh.

  108. TeriC
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:30:39

    you Dropped a Bomb on me would be my first choice. the reviews looked great.
    What is first on my wish list is a new book custom bookcase for all my great reads.

  109. Kaya h
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:31:50

    Archangel Consort of my book of choice.
    For the holiday season I am eyeing Kindle. Ohh and a nice case to go with it.

  110. rissatoo
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:32:28

    We don’t have money for presents this year, and my nieces and nephews know it. What they don’t know is that we managed to get a couple small things for each of them. I’m excited to see their surprise on Xmas morn! :)
    I would love to receive REAL VAMPIRES HAVE MORE TO LOVE. Glory makes me LOL, and I need that this year.

  111. J.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:33:46

    I’m excited to give this big ol’ gift bag of Hello Kitty things to my little cousin. I literally went to four different stories buying different hello kitty themed items to fill up the giant gift bag. The book I most want…there’s so many! But if I have to choose one right now, I definitely want Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Consort.

  112. Ian C
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:34:17

    I would love Blood Challenge. For Christmas I am looking forward to getting a new fence to make the yard bigger in the back for the kids. I would rather have play space then electronics this year, although that Kindle would be nice also ;)

  113. Jennifer Rayment
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:35:05

    The Gift I am most excited about giving is the Hunger Games Trilogy which I am giving to my niece — I know she is going to be so excited when she opens them, especially since one of them is signed!

    The book — and its on my wish list is – YOU DROPPED A BLONDE ON ME, Dakota Cassidy. I love her books, and her wicked sense of humour

  114. Robin K
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:42:14

    I cannot wait for my children to open their gifts. Oh, and my mom. I bought her tons of romances goodies!

    I would love ARCHANGEL'S CONSORT, Nalini Singh.

  115. Cheryl McInnis
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:44:19

    My Dad is the hardest person on Earth to buy for, but this year I got him tickets to see Eric Burdon and the Animals (his favorite band in the world!) in concert. I will be the favorite child this year for sure ;-)
    All of the releaes look great, I think I’ll be spending lots of money this spring… but the book I’d like to win most would be Explosive by Beth Kery
    Thanks :-)

  116. TKF
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:47:40

    I got my sister the 12” Bruce Campbell doll (very hard to find). She's going to freak (all that's left is to find an Elvis costume for him so she can set him up with her Bubba Hotep DVD).

    DARLING STRUMPET, Gillian Bagwell is the book I'd most like off this list (I've already pre-ordered ARCHANGEL'S CONSORT, Nalini Singh!!!). Though ANIMAL MAGNETISM, Jill Shalvis is intriguing (who can say no to dogs?).

  117. Carin
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:49:32

    I’m most excited about giving a Kindle to my son! He’s a big reader, but is in the Marines and doesn’t have a lot of shelf space. I think he’s going to love it.

    Of the books listed… I have to got with Master of Smoke by Angela Knight. There are lots of them I’d like to read though! A notable second is Jill Shalvis – Animal Magnetism

  118. Doris
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:53:42

    I don’t know what gift I’m most excited about – I’m not done shopping yet! I just want to see all my girls home again.

    For a book I’d like, I pick Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis.

  119. Heather
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:55:30

    My mom wanted an e-reader for Christmas, so when she was here, she tested a few and we bought one (a Sony). She doesn’t get it until Christmas though, so I’m excited to give that one. She’s dying to get it. :)

    Would love to get Then He Kissed Me.

  120. Jessica
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:57:14

    I’m most excited to make and give my sister a hat – she asked me if I could possibly make her one over the weekend, I’m thrilled I can crochet her something she will like.

    You Dropped a Blonde on Me sounds interesting and I’m always trying to read more contemporaries

  121. Heather
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:58:54

    I am most excited to give my husband Apple TV and a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.

    Would love to win either Ava Gray or Jaci Burton.

  122. Tamara Hogan
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:03:57

    Gift I look most forward to giving: to my 17 year old niece, a coupon for a Girl Day (shopping, lunch, nails)

    Book I’d most like to receive? ARCHANGEL’S CONSORT by Nalini Singh

  123. StacieH4
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:04:37

    I am excited to give my son the Nintendo Dsi XL this year. I hope he loves it! I’m also giving my best friend a jewelry set made out of resistors–we’re both electrical engineers so I think she’ll get a kick out of it.

    The book I am interested in is ICE BREAKER by Deidre Martin.

  124. Carol
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:07:39

    The gift I'm most excited to give as a present this holiday season: a few days in a spa for my mom, she deserve it ^^

    The book that I would most like to receive out of the titles listed: NIGHTSHADE by Michelle Rowen though any book is always welcome =)

  125. Hannah
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:08:59

    The gift I’m most excited to give is the big Star Wars Lego set that my preschooler has wanted for a long time, even though I have mixed feelings about bringing in 200+ more pieces of Lego into the house :)

    Of all the books above, I’m the most interested in Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray.

  126. MarieC
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:12:15

    I have already given baked stuff, but I am really excited about giving my sister her new Citizen watch (go Eco-drive!).

    Of the list above, I’m most excited in Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Consort.

  127. Debra
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:12:19

    Wow, some wonderful books!! The gifts I am most excited about is, I have a friend who has everything and is always challange to find something. This year I found her a geico made out of a old steel drum. Part of the procededs go to help Hati, as that is where it was made. It is pretty cool and it is something that will keep on giving.

    I would love to have REAPER'S JUSTICE, Sarah McCarty

  128. Patricia
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:14:10

    The gift I am most excited to give is a digital picture frame. My parents moved out of their big house and into an apartment for seniors so do not have the room for family pictures that they did. I will pre-load it with hundreds of family photos over the decades that they can enjoy.

    Angel’s Consort is the book that I would love, love, love to receive. I am hooked on that series. I reread the first book when the second was about to come out and ended up re-reading it three times in about two weeks which is a first for me. I was completely pulled in by her world and the relationships.

  129. Kristi
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:14:17

    ZOMG! hehe :) I’m so excited to give a personalized charm bracelet for my sister with pictures of my kids and also my brother who died a few years ago. She is going to LOVE IT.

    I seriously can not WAIT to read ARCHANGEL'S CONSORT by Nalini!!

  130. TaraR
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:16:12

    What I’m most excited about this holiday season is being able to host all my overseas relatives who are going to be spending most of winter with us. It will be SO great to have everyone here together at the same time!

    The Darling Strumpet looks very promising…

  131. EGS
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:18:03

    I haven’t picked out gifts yet for my family! Although I’m probably most excited about giving Christmas gifts to my cats…heh.

    And the book I’d like is Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh.

  132. Patricia
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:18:15

    I meant Archangel’s Consort.

  133. Lindlee
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:19:56

    Honestly my sister just got married last Friday and things have been crazy. So I’m just excited about getting the rest of my Christmas shopping done before Christmas!! LOL

    I really want Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Consort. I can’t wait to read it!!

  134. Samantha W.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:27:37

    I’ve started a tradition of making a photobook for each set of grandparents with pictures of the last year of my son. Last year, both grandmothers really loved it and I can’t wait to give it to them again this year.

    And the book I’d most like to get is Raven’s Quest by Anya Bast.

  135. Pria
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:31:13

    The gift I’m most excited to give is a subscription to a (relatively) fast internet service for my parents (who live overseas) so we can chat over Skype and G-chat :)

    The book I’d most like is Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Consort though Spellweaver (Lynn Kurland) would be great too!

  136. Ruth (CO)
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:36:44

    Love the selection of books. I am most excited to give my nephew his I-pod this year. It is a tradition that Aunt Ruthie buys her nephews an I-pod on their 13th birthday. He turns 13 on January 1st but what is a week early.

    I have read Maya Banks and preordered Kurland’s book. I would have to say Krentz’ book, Wilk’s book and Singh’s book are my top three. I just cannot narrow down to one.

  137. Roni Loren
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:39:37

    I’m most excited to give my three-year old this robotic dinosaur. I think it will blow his little mind. :)

    And I’d love Jaci Burton’s THE PERFECT PLAY, Maya Banks’ NO PLACE TO RUN, or Beth Kery’s EXPLOSIVE.

    Thanks for the contest!

  138. Jennifer M (OR)
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:43:48

    The gift I am most excited about giving is a donation to Alzheimers research in the name of my dad and grandfather in memory of my grandmother who passed away from this horrible disease.

    The book I would most like to receive is Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis. Just love her humor and could use a bit more in my life right now.

  139. Lori Ann
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:47:15

    The gift that I am most excited to give is the necklace that I bought for my mother.

    Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis is the book that I would like to receive.

  140. Little Lamb Lost
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:48:35

    The gift I am most excited to give is a turquoise necklace we found that I think my mother-in-law will love.

    I would really like SKIN HEAT by Ava Gray

  141. Sahara Hoshi
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:54:16

    I am extremely excited to give my mom a pair of leather gloves because she has been stealing mine! I would love SKIN HEAT by Ava Gray

  142. Mo
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:58:01

    The best present we are giving this year is airline tickets so my Son, DIL and 4 year old grandaughter can spend Christmas with us. Really a present for all of us. I would love to read Nalini Singh's Archangel's Consort.

  143. Ruth
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:59:04

    I’m most excited to give my father waterproof iPod paraphernalia for swimming. I’m really excited about Chasing the Sun.

  144. Cianna
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:01:54

    The best present that I’m giving this year is a Roku Netflix player. I love Netflix and I know the recipient will love it too.

    The book that I would love to read is NO PLACE TO RUN.

  145. willaful
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:02:20

    I was so thrilled to get an autographed copy of Cryoburn for my 85 year old MIL – Ms. Bujold told us that she is, as far as she knows, her oldest fan!

    The book I’m most interested in is Blood Chsllenge.

  146. Melissa B
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:07:26

    I’m most excited to give my sister this deluxe cake decorating kit ~ she’s been taking the classes, and she’s so excited about them, and she’s been drooling over this kit that has everything and then some in it!! I can’t wait for her to open it!
    I’d love to read ~~
    YOU DROPPED A BLONDE ON ME, Dakota Cassidy

  147. Michelle W.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:07:56

    I had the most fun buying for my Angel Tree kids–barbies, cars, legos, clothes, candy etc…. It totally got me in the Christmas spirit & I KNOW they are going to be sooo thrilled!!

    I would love to have ICE BREAKER by Deirdre Martin or THE PERFECT PLAY by Jaci Burton.

  148. Connie T
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:09:41

    My husband is a gamer so I am giving him more RAM for his computer!

    The book I’m looking forward to the most is Ruthless Game by Christine Feehan.

  149. cmndrs
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:13:59

    I’m most excited to give away chocolate to my labmates! Because I’m 100% sure they’ll appreciate it.

    I would totally love to win Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Consort.

  150. jikie
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:14:05

    The gift I’m most excited about trying to give is a scarf I need to finish knitting for a friend.
    The book I would most like to receive is Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh.

  151. Megan
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:18:49

    The gift I am most excited to give would have to the be homemade cookie jars I’m making for everyone! I don’t have a lot of money but this has been an inexpensive way to give presents to a lot of people!

    The book I’d like to win was narrowed down to Kaki Warner’s Chasing the Sun since I’ll probably buy Maya Banks’ No Place to Run anyway :) Although if you want to toss it my way too I won’t complain ;)

  152. Julie
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:19:54

    I bought tickets to my best friend’s favorite band, which includes a meet-and-greet. I can’t wait to see her face! I’d love to have Goddess of Legend by P.C. Cast, please and thank you!

  153. Lada
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:23:34

    Thank you, Jane!! What a nice holiday treat!! Well, we agreed not to exchange gifts this year since none of us can afford it but my sister-in-law has been facing some serious challenges so I’m giving her my nook, already loaded with lots of great books!! :-) (And luckily she has similar reading tastes!!)

    I would love to read “Animal Magnetism” by Jill Shalvis or “The Perfect Play” by Jaci Burton. I’m on the “save the contemporary” bandwagon for sure!!

  154. Chris W
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:25:31

    The gift I am most excited to give is a Wii Fit board for my niece and nephew – can’t wiat for the pictures from that one!

    The book I would like is Archangel’s Consort.

  155. Ying Vaj
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:26:11

    I’m excited to give my brother a wireless network adapter for his xbox 360. He’s been wanting it for years (and doesn’t expect anyone to get it for him since it’s quite pricy) so he’s going to be surprised this year.

    I would like to own a copy of ARCHANGEL’S CONSORT by Nalini Singh or Kaki Warner’s CHASING THE SUN.

  156. Linda Johnson
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:27:48

    I am most excited about an electric guitar and amp that I have ordered for my grand-son. He is 8 and really wanted this for Christmas. I am most excited by Jaci Burton’s book Perfect Play. Have been in love with this cover since it was first shown.

  157. Maria D.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:29:18

    The gift that I am most excited to give is actually two gifts- a bed in bag to each of my nieces (they are 10 and 5) because they got to pick the patterns themselves and they are very excited:)

    The book that I am most interested in is
    Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis because I love her writting style and it’s on my wishlist.

    Thanks for the Contest

  158. Tasha
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:29:35

    I’m really, really excited about the butterfly habitat I got for my wee nephew. You start with little caterpillars and get to watch them turn into butterflies, then set them free!

    I am most excited about Nightshade. Looks fantastic.

  159. wonald
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:32:30

    I am excited to give a complete set of top chef dvds to my SIL.

    I love beth kery so Explosive.

  160. Jenica
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:37:19

    I’m most excited about the gift my sisters and I are giving each other – a spa package for us to do together while they’re in town. It’s a great list of books, but the one I’d pick would be Nalini Singh. I’m addicted.

  161. Cybercliper
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:47:52

    For Christmas I love being able to give my guy a trip to S. Florida to spend time with his Dad. Fishing and swapping stories – those two are something to see!

    I’d love to read MASTER OF SMOKE.

  162. Valerie
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:49:49

    I’m exited to give my mom a skin and new cover for her kindle.

    The book I’d love to win is either Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis or The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton.

  163. vita
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:51:30

    Books are the best gift to give–and get–of course!

    As for the wonderful giveaway, there are some really great choices. I think that my #1 pick would have to be Michelle Rowen’s Nightshade.

  164. Angie G
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:54:49

    I’m always excited to give gifts to my niece and nephew. They are so pleased with anything and you can almost feel the excitement in the air when it’s time to for them to open gifts. They always get books from Aunt Angie plus other fun stuff. I can’t wait.

    The books I’m looking forward to and would love to read are Kaki Warner’s Chasing the Sun (so looking forward to that one) and Jill Shalvis’ Animal Magnetism. How could anyone resist that cover?

    Thanks so much for doing this contest. Happy Holidays to all!

  165. Riva
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 12:02:12

    I’m looking forward to giving my Mom framing for some old silk tapestries she brought back from Hong Kong years ago. Also looking forward to reading You Dropped a Blonde on Me.

    dulcibelle [at] earthlink [dot] net

  166. Donna L.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 12:05:01

    I’m looking forward to seeing how my hubby is going like using a Roku with the TV. He doesn’t even have a clue about this gift. I can’t believe I’ve been able to keep it from him as long as I have.

    My pick would be NIGHTSHADE by Michelle Rowen, very very excited about this book.

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  167. Polly
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 12:05:42

    I’m excited to give a new purse to my sister–for once, her taste and my taste are in agreement, and I know about it before the holiday rather than after.

    I’d most like to receive Archangel’s consort.

  168. Meggrs
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 12:10:47

    This is one of those years where a lot of my gifts are going to be based on people’s wish lists, but my sis got married a few months ago, and her registry is still active, so I look forward to getting her and her new husband more stuff that they were hoping to get.

    I would love to read the new Nalini Singh, as I am loving that series (also the Beth Kery, Eileen Wilks, and Emma Holly).

  169. FredTownWard
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 12:15:14

    The gift I am most excited about giving for Christmas this year is the Kidkraft Suite Elite Dollhouse for my six year old daughter: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TO4YXS

    I obtained it through the Amazon Vine Voice program, in which slected reviewers have the opportunity to request manufacturer’s freebies in return for agreeing to review them.

    The book I would like to win is “Real Vampires Have More to Love” by Gerry Bartlett.

  170. Oriana
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 12:18:47

    I’m quite excited to give to two of my friends one of my all time favourite books – The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley. Can’t wait to know what they’ll think about it!

    Honestly, any of all those book listed sound interesting, but I’ll go for the Nalini Singh, the Kaki Warner or even the Michelle Rowen.

  171. CrystalGB
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 12:21:20

    The gift I am most excited about giving is a LaLaLoopsy doll to my neice. She is so wanting one and some of them are hard to find now.

    I would love to have a copy of Jaci Burton’s Perfect Play.

  172. Terri Schaefer
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 12:24:19

    Already gave the most fun gift…our annual party for all of our coworkers (picture free booze, food and usually after 10pm, the holiday showing of tattoos that are not usually seen)

    I’d love Jill Shalvis’ Animal Magnetism…it’s already on my wish list at Amazon!

  173. Jamie F
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 12:25:05

    I can’t wait to see my son’s face Christmas morning – I’m most excited about all his presents! He’s finally old enough to “get” it, and even though it’s not his first Christmas, it’s the first we’re going to be able to spend as a family.

    I’d love to win Jill Shalvis’s Animal Magnetism. :) Thanks for a great contest!

  174. Joni
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 12:37:47

    Every year my lab has a holiday party where we do a “rob your neighbor” style gift exchange with gifts costing from $15-$20. This year I bought a really cute snowman cookie jar, and I’m baking a whole bunch of different cookies to put into it. I’m super excited about it, and I hope that it gets “stolen” a bunch of times.

    I’d love to get Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Consort, although one way or another I will get it and read it.

  175. LoriS
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 12:44:10

    What a generous giveaway – again!

    The gift I’m most excited to give this year is the DVD copy of The Pacific to my hubby because he’s going to squee like a little girl when he opens it :)

    The book I’d love to get is Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis (although The Perfect Play is running a reallyclose second.)

  176. Kim
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 12:46:43

    The gift that I’m most excited to give are earrings that she wants to my sister.

    I’d like to win NO PLACE TO RUN by Maya Banks. I haven’t read this suthor, but I keep reading good reviews.

  177. maered
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 12:53:53

    I’m giving out chocolates (the good kind) to chocoholics this year, and I hope they enjoy them!

    I would love to win ARCHANGEL'S CONSORT, Nalini Singh. I’m addicted to her books!

  178. JOYE
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 12:55:13

    The gift I am most happy about giving is to one of my grandsons that just entered college. I am giving him a new laptop

  179. Lori T
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 12:58:25

    The gift I am most looking forward to giving this year is a fancy coffeemaker for my Mom who loves coffee.

    I would like to win SKIN HEAT by Ava Gray.

  180. Angela
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 12:59:16

    The gift I’m most excited to give is a Kindle for my mom. She’s been complaining lately about the size of the print in books, and since she reads almost as much as I do, I know she’s going to get a ton of use out of it.

    I would like Blood of the Rose by Kate Pearce

  181. Diane Mc.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:01:39

    The gift I’m most excited to give are two quilts that I made. I made a wedding quilt and a baby quilt :))

    The most book I most want is Archangel's Consort by Nalani Singh.

  182. Sabrina
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:03:22

    I’m most excited to give away some books to my sister and a soft toy star from Laura’s Star to my darling niece.

    I can’t choose just one book, so I will go with three. I would love to receive the new books by Deirdre Martin (love her ice hockey series), Jill Shalvis and of course Jaci Burton (how could I not want a book with the perfect name and cover).

    Thanks for hosting this amazing giveaway.

  183. meoskop
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:05:15

    Giving – a Sony pocket to my Jehovah Witness cousin. I got a good deal so I don’t have to wait until Spring and she deserves it. She’s always doing things for other people.

    Get – I’d like to read “You Dropped A Blonde On Me.” – author is new to me and the book sounds intriguing.

  184. Valerie
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:12:23

    What an absolutely fabulous giveaway!!!

    Well, I am looking forward to giving away oil paintings which I painted myself. I started oil painting about six months ago and my family are really turned on about it…little do they know that they are getting one for Christmas…lol!!!

    Oh, and I would love to win the JD Robb book!!!

    Infact, any of the fantasy, paranormal and urban fantasies would be wonderful.

    Valerie

  185. Pam Keener
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:16:18

    Look at the list of books. My tumbling TBR pile is going to overflow.
    Love & Hugs,
    Pam

  186. helen
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:16:25

    The gift I am most excited to give is the Nook. I am giving one to my mom. She discovered mine can access library books and the font can be adjusted to very large print and fell in love with it. She took possession and won’t give it back so I am getting her, her own!

    I can’t believe I had to wait a whole year for ARCHANGEL'S CONSORT, Nalini Singh. That’s my pick!

  187. Pam Keener
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:19:03

    I most excited about the books I picked out for my nieces and nephews. I was sitting on the floor of the childrens section of Borders trying to find the right book for each of them.
    You Dropped A Blonde On Me by Dakota Cassidy looks like a fun read.
    Love & Hugs,
    Pam

  188. Lori S.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:19:25

    I’m looking forward to giving my husband the PS3 he’s been itching to buy for months.

    The book I would love to win is The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton (dear god, the cover!) or Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis.

  189. CandaceB
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:26:05

    Thank you for the giveaway. I am excited about giving a disney princess doll set to my goddaughter and the book I would love to receive is ARCHANGEL'S CONSORT by Nalini Singh.

  190. Erica L.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:29:30

    I’m most excited about the set of custom throw pillows I’m making for my brother’s apartment, because I haven’t started them yet.
    I would love to win any of these books, but especially Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis.

  191. LSUReader
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:33:15

    I’m most excited to be giving a “date night” to my son/daughter-in-law. It has movie tickets, restaurant gift card, and a promise that I will be the babysitter for their toddler that night.

    From this wonderful list of books, I’s most like to win Jill Slavis’s Animal Magnetism. Thanks for a great contest.

  192. Ayla
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:36:01

    i’m most looking forward to having my first christmas as a married couple with my husband. i’m excited to finally give him a christmad of our own, taking the family traditions from both sides.

    nightshade sounds amazing.

  193. emmad
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:36:30

    The gift I’m most excited to give this year is to one of my partners grandkids. She’s a reader :) So I’ve been buying her books in a series and have books 4 and 5 for her this christmas. I know she’ll have her nose in the book almost before the wrapping is of lol.

    The book I would like to receive is
    BLOOD CHALLENGE or ANIMAL MAGNETISM. Actually there are a few but those will top the list lol

  194. Myranda
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:38:06

    The gift I’m most excited to give is a scarf I made for my mother. It’s my first completed knitting project!

    I would love, love, love to win a copy of Archangel’s Consort!

  195. Melanie
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:39:33

    The gift I’m most excited to give this season is a Kindle to a friend whose vision problems prohibit her from reading paper books. The book I’d most like to read from the list is Eileen Wilks’ Blood Challenge.

  196. Susan Laura
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:46:36

    Today I am most excited about the custom photo calendars I designed for my parents. I am so happy with how they turned out. And they came early!! I was worried I wouldn’t get them until after 12/25.

    I would love to win a copy of CHASING THE SUN by Kaki Warner. I am so looking forward to reading this book!

  197. Kalynn
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:50:36

    I’m most excited about giving my niece something that I still need to decide on. It’s her first Christmas, and I think she might be most excited about the paper :).

    I would most like to have Archangel’s Consort, because Nalini Singh is my favorite author.

  198. Jennifer D.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:53:47

    Hello,

    I’m most excited to give my dad a digital photo frame for his office. He really enjoys sharing photos with his crew at the office and this will be a perfect way of displaying them.

    As for the book, Perfect Play by Jaci Burton. Thanks.

  199. Brandy
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:55:02

    I am most excited to give my husband season two of The Big Bang Theory this year. He adores the show and I can’t wait to see his smile when he opens the wrapping paper. *G*
    There are so many wonderful books to choose from, but I really want to read Dakota Cassidy’s You Dropped a Blonde on Me.

  200. Kim D.
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 13:55:09

    I’m a little behind on my shopping, but my best idea is an iPod Touch for my dad, with lots of his favorite music on it.

    I would love to receive Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks. Rule is one of my favorite hunks, and I’d love to find out more about Benedict.

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