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#Giveaway: Allyson Lindt, Beverly Kendall, MJ Schiller


Welcome to the Dear Author August Extravaganza, Day 26.

Every day this month, we are giving away copies of books, both digital and print, as well as gift certificates and even a digital reader. Stay tuned to this link to see all of the giveaways. They only last a few days each so keep visiting. Every day this month, we are giving away copies of books, both digital and print, as well as gift certificates and even a digital reader. Stay tuned to this link to see all of the giveaways. They only last a few days each so keep visiting.

From Author Allyson Lindt

Allyson Lindt

Kenzie propositions a sexy stranger in a coffee shop to prove to herself she’s capable of taking a risk. She doesn’t expect him to be sitting across from her the following Monday as her newest client. Even worse, she can’t stop thinking about what might have happened between them on a personal level if it weren’t for their professional relationship. He knows how to push her buttons, and she doesn’t want him to stop.

Scott has built his software company from the ground up to escape things like stuffy old men telling him how to behave, so he loathes his board of directors ordering him to make the public forget he doesn’t have a verbal filter. When his new publicity manager is the almost-fling he never expected to see again, he seizes the opportunity to have fun and still pretend he’s complying with the board’s edict.

Giving in to desire could mean both their jobs, but each “one last time” always leads to another. Now they have to decide what they’re willing to sacrifice to indulge this conflict of interest.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

From Author Beverly Kendall

Beverley Kendall

Abandoned at the altar Her return five years later brings back the painful, haunting memories of bittersweet love and abandonment…and the son he never knew he had. AN HEIR OF DECEPTION (Elusive Lords, Book 3)

  • “What drives this surprisingly deep novel are its revelations and their aftermath… Highly recommended for historical romance fans.” ~ LIBRARY JOURNAL, STARRED REVIEW
  • “Beverley gave me that lovely aching feeling in my gut for Charlotte and Alex. I really think this is her best book yet…” ~ COURTNEY MILAN, NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR
  • “An Heir of Deception is a romance with heart. ~ ROMANCE NOVEL NEWS, RECOMMENDED READ


ONLY FOR YOU (Unforgettable You, Book 1) In this sexy, new adult, college-set romance, there really is a thin line between love and hate. This is what happens when that line is finally crossed.

  • “Romance readers will definitely enjoy!” ~ LIBRARY JOURNAL
  • “This book will take you back to that rush of new love, of simply wanting to be with each other, of new intimacy, and everything that comes with it. While this is the first story in this series, it won’t be my last…it looks like I have another new adult author to follow.” ~ GUILTY PLEASURES BOOK REVIEWS
  • “What a gem this turned out to be! I am thrilled to say that I am a new fan and found a new favorite author!” ~ STEPHANIE – LOVE. LIFE. READ.

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From Author MJ Schiller




Princess Adriana had her life all figured out. Or, to be more precise, she had her life all figured out for her. Before she was even born she was betrothed to Garin, and that was perfectly acceptable as he became her childhood friend, and then, eventually, the person she would swap kisses with inside the palace gardens. She never questioned it, never had a reason to, until the day a commoner was brought before her father, the King, to be punished.

As soon as Adriana’s eyes connect with Seth’s across the stone courtyard, she begins to question everything in her life. For his part, Seth Hobbes is confused about his feelings for the beautiful princess who refuses to match any of his preconceived notions of what a princess should be like, starting when Adriana begs her father to release him. When Seth creeps into the castle at night to thank her, they begin to build a relationship with one another that is often as explosive as it is endearing. When fate ends up separating the two, they must undertake a long and arduous journey to be reunited and then overcome the objections Adriana’s father has to their relationship. Will Adriana be able to make Seth see her for herself and not as the princess that he imagines? And if she does, will she ever be able to convince her father that, despite his objections, there is nothing “common” about Seth at all?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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. Marsha Alford
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:26:59

    Love the giveaways!

  2. Lucile S.
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:34:49

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway :D

  3. may
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:36:01

    Love these giveaways. :) I love walking disaster. :)

  4. Katie
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:44:17

    I am very curious abou this one.

  5. laurla
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:57:38

    Abandon All Hope sounds intriguing…

  6. Debbie
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:57:53

    I loved Code Name Verity — does that count as NA or YA?

  7. Meg
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:00:17

    Giveaways are awesome!

  8. Justine
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:34:24

    @Debbie: Code Name Verity is categorized as YA.

  9. Faye
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:50:46

    I haven’t tried any NA yet (at least, I don’t think I have) but I’m intrigued!

  10. M Moore
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:01:35

    Thanks again! :)

  11. victoria schultz
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:03:49

    Hmm not sure what NA’s are but my favorite all time romance book is Hearts In Darkness by Laura Kaye

  12. Nadia Lee
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:13:31

    Hmm. My favorite’s On Dublin Street by Samantha Young.

  13. Cindy
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:42:10

    Abandon All Hope sounds really really good.

  14. Sherry Haut
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:42:42

    I have not tried a new adult book.

  15. Nicole
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:56:12

    I just ordered 5 53 oz packages of gumballs over the internet.

    Don’t judge me.

  16. Tessa
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 13:05:24

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Tessa
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 13:06:19

    Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire.

  18. cleo
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 13:23:21

    Hey Jane – the rafflecopter for MJ Schiller’s book lists a different title than the text above it. Is An Uncommon Love being given away or something else?

  19. Ann Drake
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 13:33:04

    An Heir Of Deception sounds really good! I haven’t tried any NA .

  20. Kim
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 13:54:33

    Thanks for the giveaways. I have a couple of NA’s on my TBR pile, but I haven’t read the genre yet.

  21. Katherine
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 14:05:33

    Another round of great reads!
    I am loving discovering all these new authors.

  22. Shannon H
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 14:10:05

    More great giveaways, this month is doing wonders on by TBR pile…Id have to go with Easy by Tamara Webber as my favorite NA book, though I haven’t read a ton in the genre

  23. Becky
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 14:10:26

    Katie McGarry’s books. Anxiously awaiting the next one!

  24. Jen Barnard
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 14:18:16

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. kp
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 14:34:30

    thanks for the giveaways!

  26. Jordan H
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 14:35:13

    Such awesome giveaways!

  27. rissatoo
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 15:02:29

    Giveaways make Mondays so much more interesting. Thanks DA! :)

  28. Tammy
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 15:02:58

    On Dublin Street!

  29. emmad
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 15:08:12

    Everyone needs to throw away the rule book at least once ;)

  30. Michelle - Snarky Mom
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 15:18:59

    Again, an awesome line-up of giveaways! To answer the question on the second rafflecopter… my favorite NA book/author? Offsides series by Sawyer Bennett (I’m on a sports romance kick right now LOL!)

  31. Cassandra B.
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 15:20:15

    Giveaways!!!! Good times.

  32. Lara
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 15:21:35

    I <3 giveaways!

  33. TrishJ
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 15:26:50

    Another day, another chance to win!!

  34. DeeAnn K
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 15:37:12

    Another great set of giveaways!

  35. Sandypo
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 15:45:02

    I don’t know that I’ve read any New Adult books — what’s the defining theme that makes them NA, anyway? They’re not YA and they’re not erotica and they’re not historicals or contemporaries or steampunk, so what are they exactly?

  36. Julaine
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 15:53:30

    Thanks for the giveaways. I have tried several NA books and haven’t really found one that I truly loved. I do like Chloe O’Neill’s books that have a protagonist that seems to fit the category but I believe the books are considered UF.

  37. Maureen
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 15:58:09

    Easy is my favorite new adult novel.

  38. MissE
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 16:14:55

    Loving all of the giveaways!

  39. Sandra
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 17:22:58

    I’m not sure if I’ve read a NA book.. At least not knowingly :-) great giveaway though!!

  40. Christine M.
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 17:45:36

    Man will I miss those giveaways!

  41. Jolanda van Kleef
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 17:46:45

    They all sound so interesting! Thanks for the giveaway – especially because it includes overseas readers.

  42. Marcy Shuler
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 17:48:59

    Thanks for all the great giveaways!


  43. Megan B
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 18:10:01

    Well, Losing It by Cora Carmack almost made me miss my stop on the train this afternoon, so I’m going to go with that one, even though I’m only about a third of the way through it.

  44. Jessica
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 18:23:11

    Thanks for the great giveaways!

  45. Zoeypeacock
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 18:51:51

    Thank you for the giveaways

  46. Suz Glo
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 19:25:53

    Thank you — again! – for the great giveaway.

  47. Victoria Zumbrum
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 19:38:23

    I love all of these books and giveaways. I can’t wait to read them. Thanks for the great giveaways.

  48. Nancy B
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 19:40:43

    Only for You and an Uncommon Love look interesting. Thanks for the giveaways!

  49. bn100
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 19:54:59

    fallen too far by Abbi Glines

  50. Mary Preston
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 20:44:36

    Fabulous books thank you.

  51. Tina
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 20:54:43

    I’ve not heard of Allyson Lindt before. Sigh. More books for the TBR pile because the blurbs sounded pretty delicious. Thanks for the giveaways!

  52. Sandy Xiong
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 21:14:35

    I’m stepping out of my comfort zone of historical romance and now venturing into contemporary romance…I’m actually liking it. Love the giveaway!

  53. Desiree Putaski
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 21:20:28

    Thanks again for another awesome giveaway. Abbi Glines and Colleen Hoover top my list, but I guess maybe some of their books are classified as YA as well as NA

  54. Erica
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 21:51:34

    My favorite NA book is Selling Scarlet by Ella James :)

  55. erinf1
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 22:24:34

    sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing ;)

  56. Ketta
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 23:08:36

    Fantastic giveaways again! Thank you.

  57. Alison
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 03:34:40

    Mmm liking the sound of these giveaways – also a big thank you because I won Never Deal with Dragons by Lorenda Christensen in one of the earlier giveaways – really enjoying it so far

  58. Jacqueline S.
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 07:31:21

    thanks for the giveaway.

  59. Elise-Maria Barton
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 08:39:34

    I really enjoy ur blog and ur sense of humor. I also get a kick out of checking out ur giveaways because I always find something new to read!

  60. MaryK
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 15:02:34

    It’d be good if all the giveaways had links to the books. ‘Cuz so far I’ve won nothing, Nothing! *sob* So I’ll probably end up having to buy a few.

  61. Donna D
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 17:05:57

    You know, sometimes I’m just not sure what to say in a comment. “Great giveaway(s)” just seems meaningless [although true :)]; “Thanks for the opportunity to win some great prizes &/or books” seems a bit trite.
    I do enjoy getting a taste of the different books by different authors – through synopsis, review, interview, etc. Many of the books (&/or authors) I would not have ever heard of otherwise. And, by doing the giveaways, you do give me an opportunity to win & read a book I might not spend my limited money on. So, thank you.
    I don’t have a favorite New Adult book (to comment on the giveaway featuring Beverly Kendall) — I’m not sure I totally know which books (that I’ve already read) fit into that category.

  62. France
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 20:17:51

    thanks for this great giveaway :)

  63. Jessica
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 20:32:32

    Thank you so much for the fabulous giveaways!

  64. Kate M
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 20:43:29

    I have yet to read a new adult novel so can’t pick faves yet. An Heir of Deception looks good!

  65. Jackie
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:01:57

    Now I have even more historical romances on my to-read list!!!

  66. Jackie
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:02:51

    My favorite new adult would have to be The Boy on The Bridge!!

  67. Jenny King
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 20:34:15

    I have soooo many favorite New Adult books right now!! :) I think at the very top of my list is Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover. Simply amazing!!!

  68. Lorraine from CA
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 21:17:50

    Fantastic giveaways this month. Thanks.

  69. flchen1
    Aug 29, 2013 @ 01:22:40

    Thanks for the intro to these books–I’m adding more to my TBR!

  70. Tessa
    Aug 29, 2013 @ 13:40:45

    Love it!

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