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#Giveaway: Carina Press

Welcome to the Dear Author August Extravaganza, Day 25.

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 Publisher Carina Press

From Carina Press, one set of the following books:

  • Choose Your Shot: An Interactive Erotic Adventure by Christine d’Abo
  • The Derby Girl by Tamara Morgan
  • The Mysterious Case of Mr. Strangeway by Karina Cooper
  • Picture Perfect Wedding by Fiona Lowe

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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. blodeuedd
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:15:02

    I do not have a favorite Carina Press book, I am yet to read one :/

  2. Vi
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:16:18

    The Derby Girl cover is fierce! I can’t wait to read it.

  3. Deborah B.
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:16:41

    I don’t have any favorite

  4. KellyM
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:18:05

    I’m really interested in Choose Your Shot. I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books when I was a kid, and I’m curious about how the format will translate to an ebook. Thanks for another great give away!

  5. Debbie
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:21:53

    Shannon Stacey’s Exclusively Yours — always like the reunited lovers theme…

  6. Melissa Terry
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:22:06

    I have not read any Carina Press books but I would like to .

  7. Timitra
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:23:36

    Breath On Embers by Anne Calhoun!

  8. Nicole C.
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:24:02

    Boomerang Bride by Fiona Lowe is my favorite Carina Press title. Thank you for hosting these giveaways.

  9. Joy B
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:26:16

    I loved all of Shannon Stacey’s books.

  10. Tina
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:31:27

    Ok, Derby Girl is a perfect example of a striking cover that completely captures my attention. And it doesn’t hurt that cover model looks like Laura Prepon’s Alex Vause in my favorite new tv obsession, Orange is the New Black.

    Favorite book by Carina? hmm…I don’t pay attention to publishers unless I am actively boycotting one… so I’ll just go with the one I know I’ve read and enjoyed “Goddess with a Blade’ by Lauren Dane.

  11. Elena
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:40:31

    I love Carina Press! My favorite so far is Jax Garren’s Tales of the Underlight series.

  12. Carolyne
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:46:45

    I’ve read a few attempts at erotic or romance choose-your-own-adventure–a format I love!–and all but one of them really, really disappointed by not making strong use of the format or not giving the reader any sense of agency. That said, I want to see another one that works, and I’m rooting for this author to have done a great job!

    I did recently read something from Carina Press that I liked a lot, but I’m not sure what it is–and there’s no easy way to see the publishers on my eBook list. Looks like I need to invest in some of that software that helps catalogue books.

    ETA: The Derby Girl cover did catch my eye when I was about to pass the giveaway by.

  13. Abby
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:01:01

    My favorite Carina Press books are from Shannon Stacey’s “The Kowalski Family” series! I adore that series so much! And thank you for holding this giveaway!

  14. Sandra
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:02:53

    Not sure if I have a favorite Carina Press *yet* :-)

  15. Melinda
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:05:23

    I don’t think I’ve read one yet! But I want to :)

  16. MaryK
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:07:03

    I haven’t read many of hem though there are quite a few on my TBR pile. I’ll go with Lorenda Christensen’s Never Deal with Dragons which I’m currently reading.

  17. Naomi
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:08:59

    Shannon Stacey’s books with Carina Press are almost all great!

  18. Karen
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:10:11

    My favorites would have to be Shannon Stacey’s books.

  19. M Moore
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:10:47

    None yet, they’re new to me. I’ll let you know once I’ve read one! ;)

  20. Jordan H.
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:13:46

    Second Chances by Lauren Dane.

  21. Vicki A
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:14:20

    I love Carina Press, I’ve had consistently good luck with my selections from them.

  22. Pamela
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:21:24

    Thanks for the chance to win

  23. Jaime
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:25:00

    My favorite Carina Press books so far are the Cindy Spencer Pape Gaslight Chronicles.

  24. Carolyn
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:27:27

    Would love to try The Mysterious Case of Mr. Strangeway.

    Thanks to everyone for the contest. ♥

  25. Marinella Casadei
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:29:05

    Beautiful covers, very funny! I hope to read soon some of the books!

  26. Amy P.
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:30:22

    These books sound great! Can’t wait to read them!

  27. cleo
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:33:23

    I don’t always pay attention to publishers but I really like the Carina Press holiday anthologies. My fave novella from those is either one of Shannon Stacey’s or Nine Lights Over Edinburgh by Harper Fox.

  28. Antonia
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:41:24

    I’ve read a lot of great books from Carina Press so it’s difficult to pick one favorite, but if I have to put one down, I really enjoyed Diana Copland’s A Reason to Believe. Thanks again for the giveaways!

  29. Kristin
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:47:18

    Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey. Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. LethalLovely
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:54:44

    Thanks for another great giveaway! I don’t have a Carina press favorite, as I’ve yet to read one but I do have a few on my TBR shelves.

  31. Rebe
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:55:10

    I like Shannon Stacey, Cathy Pegau, and Stacy Boyd.

  32. JC
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:01:37

    I didn’t realize Carina published interactive fiction, going to have to check it out!

  33. Katie
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:02:19

    I’ve read very few Carina Press titles so far, so I can’t really determine a favourite yet.

  34. Ducky
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:04:02

    The covers are pretty.

  35. library addict
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:09:09

    I’ve got to go with the first Carina book I read back when they opened, Shannon Stacey’s Exclusively Yours.

    I have some new autobuy authors I found from reading their Carina Press books. As well as a bunch of Carina titles yet to read in my TBR pile.

  36. BethP
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:12:39

    Very intrigued by “Derby Girl”

  37. Valeri
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:17:39

    I follow quite a few of series from Carina Press. Thanks for the giveaway.

  38. Becky
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:20:04

    All of Shannon Stacey’s books! I have a few other Carina Press books in my TBR pile that have real potential too–is anyone giving away extra time so I can get more reading done? I need to get in that line….

  39. rissatoo
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:20:42

    My “favorite” book is usually the one I just finished, and the most recent Carina book I’ve read was Boomerang Bride. :)

  40. Stephanie
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:39:19

    The most recent is Never Deal With Dragons by Lorenda Christensen. Loved the book. My favorite from the giveaway is Mr. Strangeway, I love Karina Cooper.

  41. pebbletope
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:53:02

    I love several of the Shannon Stacey books, and The Winning Season by Alison Packard was also an enjoyable read.

  42. Brandi B
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:54:45

    I don’t have one fave Carina Press book but I’m enjoying HelenKay Dimon’s Holloway Series and Shannon Stacey’s Kowalski series.

  43. TerryS
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 13:35:16

    One of my favorite books, Sweet as Sin by Inez Kelley is put out by Carina Press, and yep I love Shannon Stacey’s books also. Oh , I just saw someone mention Allison Packard’s The Winning Season and I really liked that one too.

  44. kp
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 13:43:04

    I love Shannon Stacey’s books !

  45. Laura
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 13:45:13

    Yours to Keep
    Planning for Love (Christi Barth) was pretty good, too.

  46. Nancy B
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 13:47:06

    I really enjoyed Rush Me by Allison Parr recently. It’s my new favorite.

  47. Lea
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 13:51:17

    The Derby Girl cover is awesome! I’m not sure if I’ve read anything from them yet.

  48. Danielle H
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 13:55:59

    Shannon Stacey

  49. Kim
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 14:12:08

    I haven’t read a Carina Press book yet.

  50. cyclops8
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 14:17:11

    Toni Anderson’s “Storm Warning.”

  51. Angie G.
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 14:22:43

    My favorite CP author is Shannon Stacey. I can’t pick a favorite book. :-)

  52. Anna
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 14:30:39

    No idea about Carina Press books, but the covers here caught my interest.
    I can only hope these giveaways are international…

  53. Christine M.
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 15:01:35

    Books by Alex Beecroft, Josh Lanyon and KA Mitchell are amongst my favourites… I love thir M/M selection, always had great reads!

  54. Lammie
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 15:02:36

    I’m not sure if I have read any Carina books yet.

  55. Lynnd
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 15:08:19

    Susanna Fraser and Ann Calhoun.

  56. Jonetta (Ejaygirl)
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 15:11:04

    I’m a big fan of Christi Barth, Shannon Stacey and Reese Ryan! I’ll read anything they write:). As I haven’t read anything by the authors in this giveaway, I’m looking forward to new discoveries.

  57. Emmad
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 15:13:32

    I’ll go with author’s instead of a book. Love Vivian Arend, Moria Rogers and Marie Harte :)

  58. Ivy
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 15:17:28

    My faves are the Allegra Fairweathers and the Dylan Scott Mysteries.

  59. Jackie
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 15:19:50

    I love Carina Press!!! Just everything they publish!

  60. Zoeypeacock
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 15:22:40

    I don’t think I’ve read any, but I notice bought quite a few that are sitting on my tbr list.

  61. flchen1
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 15:26:51

    Been loving the Shannon Stacey and HelenKay Dimon stories, and loved the holiday novellas that included ones by Alison Kent and Jaci Burton…

  62. Michelle - Snarky Mom
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 15:27:03

    My favorite Carina Press books would have to the The Kowalski series by Shannon Stacey. Love me some Kowalskis LOL!!

  63. Sandypo
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 15:31:43

    Shannon Stacey! She rocks!

  64. Marcy Shuler
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 15:48:48

    I don’t have a favorite.


  65. Mo
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 15:50:18

    I love Carina Press . . . Shannon Stacey, Jaci Burton, Helenkay Dimon . . . Yum

  66. Helen Marie
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 15:55:39

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!!
    I don’t have a favorite, but Derby Girl might be it once I read it. Love the blurb, stunning cover!

  67. Laurla
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 16:00:16

    Shannon Stacey!

  68. Julaine
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 16:02:54

    I really liked Shannon Stacey series but Lauren Dane’s Goddess with a Blade edges her out by just a hair.

  69. Sherry Haut
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 16:24:21

    Unearthed by C.J. Barry

  70. Christine
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 16:29:26

    Not sure what Carina Press books I’ve read. The Karina Cooper book looks good

  71. Shannon
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 16:31:11

    Was intrigued by derby girl.

  72. Jessica
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 16:32:59

    I really enjoy the Kowalski series by Shannon Stacey. Thanks for the chance to win!

  73. Shannon H
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 16:59:38

    Shannon Stacey, I suppose, though I dont know a lot of their other authors

  74. TrishJ
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 17:19:54

    Sorry to say I dont usually pay attention to who publishes a book. If I like the author or the book looks good, that’s it for me. I noticed lots of comments mentioned Shannon Stacey and I do love her books. Thanks for the chance to win. TrishJ

  75. Barbara Elness
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 17:23:25

    I’ve read quite a few fantastic stories, but the one I’d pick as a favorite would be The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale by Christine Bell. Although I’m getting ready to read Badlands by Seleste deLaney, so it might end up a tie. :D

  76. Brianne
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 17:32:17

    I like the Cynthia Pape gaslight series and I have read some of the Christmas -set novellas

  77. MissE
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 17:40:02

    I’m not sure which books I’ve read are from Carina Press, so I guess I don’t have a favorite.

  78. Cindy
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 17:43:40

    Ergh? Just one? I adore Carina Press. I’m going with a non-romance title, The Prehistoric Clock by Robert Appleton because it combined my two current obsessions- steampunk and dinosaurs.

  79. Faye
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 17:58:57

    Ooh, I’ve been wanting to read Derby Girl!

  80. Julie
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 18:01:33

    I’ve liked everything I’ve picked up by Inez Kelley so far!

  81. Jen
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 18:01:53

    I did read a Shannon Stacy that I enjoyed, but I don’t know if I’ve really read anything else from Carina. I’d like to get a good introduction!

  82. bn100
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 18:11:50

    no fav; haven’t read one yet

  83. Nae
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 18:16:58

    I’m pretty sure I’ve read Carina Press books, but I have no clue what they are. :) I don’t usually pay too much attention to the publisher. :/

  84. KatieF
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 18:32:18

    I love Delphine Dryden’s Carina Press series, The Science of Temptation –Book 1 The Theory of Attraction and Book 2 The Seduction Hypothesis.

  85. Carol F.
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 18:38:13

    I have a lot of Carina Press favorites! The contemporaries are always stellar. My most recent favorite has been Alison Packard’s Love in the Afternoon.

  86. Katherine
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 18:40:58

    There are so many good Carina press books. Off the top of my head:
    – Breath on Embers by Anne Calhoun
    – The Seduction Hypothesis and Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden
    – Kowalski series by Shannon Stacey
    – the holiday anthologies, f/m and m/m are always good too.

  87. Amie S.
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 19:14:56

    My favorite Carina Press book would have to be either Falke’s Peak but I have many other Carina Press books.

  88. erinf1
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 19:44:07

    sounds fantastic! I love Carina press books! Thanks for sharing ;)

  89. Cassandra B.
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 19:45:59

    I rarely pay attention to publishers, so I honestly don’t know who my favorite Carina Press book or author may be.

  90. Justine
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 19:55:42

    The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden

  91. AH@badassbookreviews
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 20:00:05

    I’ve read quite a few books by Carina Press authors and one that I enjoy is Marie Force.

  92. Soft Fuzzy Sweater
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 20:07:44

    I have had the pleasure of reading several contemporary romances by Carina authors and loved them. Now that I’m a Historical fan, I want to try some of their novels in that vein!

    Thank you for the giveaway.


  93. Holly
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 20:17:20

    I really enjoy Alison Packard’s books. Kat Latham’s book, Knowing the Score, is quite good as well.

  94. Megan B
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 20:18:52

    I’m not usre of any specific books by Carina I’ve read, though I did just win Keeping the Score by Kat Latham from facebook giveaway and I’m really excited to read it.

  95. Maureen
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 20:20:26

    Breath on Embers by Anne Calhoun is my favorite.

  96. Megan B
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 20:21:56

    Also I just realized it’s called Knowing the Score. How embarrassing.

  97. Mary Preston
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 20:28:33

    I think that “Picture Perfect Wedding” by Fiona Lowe might just be a new favorite.

  98. Nadia Lee
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 20:44:03

    I don’t have a favorite Carina book. Lot of my friends write for them tho :)

  99. Suz Glo
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 20:52:07

    Any of Shannon Stacey’s books.

  100. Ann Drake
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 21:26:55

    I haven’t read any Carina Press books, so I would love to win!

  101. Nicole
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 22:08:49

    I went to the roller derby yesterday; it was so much fun!

  102. Jenny King
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 22:44:47

    I don’t think I’ve read a carina press book but I’d love to :)

  103. Jennifer
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 22:54:06

    Shannon Stacey’s books

  104. Denise Van Plew
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 22:58:24

    Read some books by Karina Cooper awsome

  105. Jonetta (Ejaygirl)
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 23:03:45

    I also love Marie Force’s Fatal series!

  106. Erica
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 23:08:52

    I have to pick ONE? Can I take a cop out and say too many to count? :)

  107. Angela
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 23:56:31

    Favorite Carina Press title would probably have to be Breath on Embers by Anne Calhoun – but it’s a hard choice! I love buying from Carina because I know that 99% of the time I’m going to be really happy with the choice. I’ve had great luck shopping with them.

  108. EvelynS
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 00:07:51

    Don’t have a favorite Carina Press book yet. :)

  109. Liz C.
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 01:47:46

    Ava March’s Brook Street Trilogy is the only one that comes to mind, but I know there are others too!

  110. Turophile
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 05:45:19

    I really loved Picture Perfect, but Boomerang Bride may still be my favorite.

  111. Danielle D
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 06:10:32

    Love Carina Press — Shannon Stacey and Adrienne Giordanno are my favorites.

  112. Marsha Alford
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 07:42:28

    Hard to pick a favorite, but I am currently reading Only Fear by Ann Marie Becker.

  113. Azucena Rodriguez
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 07:53:46

    I have not read a Carina Press book yet. This would be a nice way to start :)

  114. Natasha R
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:45:18

    I did not realize Shannon Stacey was with Carina Press. Love her books!

  115. Jacqueline
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:47:08

    I’ve really enjoyed every Shannon Stacey book and novella that has been published through Carina. I’m also reading and like Breath on Embers by Anne Calhoun, The Winning Season by Alison Packard, and Knowing the Score by Kat Latham. I’m sure there are plenty more but I tend to associate books with authors rather than with publishers.

  116. Tessa
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 13:04:19

    I’m not sure about any books I’ve read from Carina Press, but if I win this giveaway I can!!

  117. Vika S
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 14:47:46

    haven’t ready any yet :(

  118. Jane
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 14:48:29

    Favourite Carina Press book? Probably The Seduction Hypothesis by Delphine Dryden

  119. Amy R
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 16:47:20

    Not sure what my favorite Carina Press title is but I do own many of their releases. I enjoy following Angela James on Twitter.

  120. Nita G
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 16:51:36

    The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden. I read that one in pretty much one sitting. So good.

  121. Tammera Widell
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 17:08:28

    Look forward to reading and picking a favorite :)

  122. Jolanda van Kleef
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 17:43:10

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  123. Tina Lewis
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 18:04:48


  124. Desiree Putaski
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 21:21:23

    Have not read any yet, but have definitely added to my TBR!

  125. Mariska
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 22:43:29

    i haven’t read any from Carina press, so no favorite yet. but i believe i have some on my TBR piles :)

  126. Ketta
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 23:03:30

    I don’t have a favorite — yet! ;)

  127. France
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 20:19:28

    thanks for the giveaway :)

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