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#Giveaway: E.D. Walker, Serena Zane

Welcome to the Dear Author August Extravaganza, Day 10.

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 E.D. Walker


A YA heroine who doesn’t take crap from anyone, a conflicted hero learning for the first time in thousands of years how to do the right thing, and a Battle Royale between two ancient supernatural pantheons.

“Heir to the Underworld” by E.D. Walker is a YA fantasy romance for people who like their heroines strong, their heroes angsty, and their gods meddlesome in the worst possible way.

Night Owl Reviews had this to say about “Heir to the Underworld”:

“I really enjoyed this book…All the characters are funny and real, and both of our protagonists get their own say. Freddy, despite her odd name, is very relatable and genuine; you never get the feeling that she shows any emotion that would not be completely justified for any of the odd situations she seems to find herself in. She’s strong and persistent, yet she is always just a (relatively normal) 16-year-old girl.”

Read the rest of the review here.

Feisty Frederica Fitzgerald is one day shy of her sweet sixteen when she’s nearly run over by a tall, dark dreamboat on a big black horse. Freddy can deal with the running over part—no harm done. The problem is the rider, Mr. Sex Bomb himself: Polydegmon, son of Hades and heir to the Greek Underworld.

Freddy’s hooked on Polydegmon from the start (although dude, togas went out of style several thousand years ago), being near him is enough to make her tingle down to her toes. But he’s got secrets he isn’t sharing, and trouble follows him closer than his own shadow: rabid dogs running around the suburbs, insane crows stalking Freddy and, worst of all, the feral fairies of the Wild Hunt trolling her hometown for their next bit of human game.

The closer Freddy gets to Deg, the weirder her life becomes, until Freddy discovers something about her own past that changes everything she ever thought she knew about herself. And her world…

To learn more about this and E.D. Walker’s (aka Beth Matthews) other books visit:

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From Author Serena Zane



Agent Lucy Montgomery’s twin brother is missing, and an art thief is on the loose. Lucy is part of an underground law enforcement agency called F.I.U.W. – Forced Intelligence of the United World, a privately-funded anti-terrorist organization. When she discovers that her brother was involved in a case involving art theft from International Museums, Lucy devises a scheme to get him back.

Everything falls to pieces when they learn the thieves they’re dealing with are much more than they appear. Hormones are on full tilt with the sudden appearance of Agent Kevin Garrett, her ex-teammate, and the man she’s named the Ice King. Lucy must deal with her feelings and put aside an old grudge to save her brother, and solve the case he was working before tragedy takes over.

Serena Zane is a best-selling eclectic author who writes Paranormal Romance, Action/adventure Romance, and Sweet Romance. She lives with her husband and son in the Northwest. She works hard at her full-time job, plays hard, and spends her time studying the Middle Ages, crossing swords on the battlefield in a re-creationist organization called the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc (SCA); and writing.

To check out what Serena is up to via Twitter or Facebook – friend her twitter: @serenazane or – and check out her website where she maintains a blog & often participates in giveaways. 

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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. Jenna
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 10:14:48

    I’m really impressed by the variety of the giveaways. You guys are amazing!

  2. TrishJ
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 10:50:40

    Thanks for all the giveaways. Lots of new authors to try.

  3. Becky
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 10:53:56

    Both new-to-me-authors, I’d love to win!

    Thanks for the giveaways, and as always the new books to add to my TBR list :)

  4. Sherry Haut
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 11:00:41

    I’m loving the contests!

  5. Lammie
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 11:01:33

    Contests every day are fun!

  6. Lisa J
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 12:16:56

    I’ve been reading more action/adventure type books lately. Dark Diamonds sounds great.

  7. Shannon H
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 12:30:54

    These books look great, definitely some new authors to check out!

  8. Mo
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 13:30:18

    More new authors to explore. My TBR pile is growing.

  9. Ruth
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 14:16:16

    Thanks for doing all of these.

  10. Tessa
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 15:17:41

    I’m seeing a lot of new authors that I’ve obviously overlooked before with these giveaways. Thanks!

  11. Julaine
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 15:50:17

    I am probably not going to win anything because I stubbornly refuse to sign up for Facebook but I am still commenting everyday.

  12. Maureen
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 16:02:18

    Thanks for all the great contests!

  13. Helen Marie
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 16:56:59

    I haven’t read either of these authors before. Thanks so much for the giveaways!
    I’m loving checking out new books every day on your blog!!

  14. Suz Glo
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 18:10:39

    Thank you for the giveaways. I am discovering new authors everyday!

  15. Judi L
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 18:37:52

    More great giveaways and new authors to check out.

  16. Sabrina P
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 19:37:35

    August is such an awesome month! Thank you!!

  17. victoria schultz
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 20:01:19

    thank you so much for the great giveaways!

  18. DianeN
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 20:09:47

    Contests? I LOVE contests! Thanks for making August special.

  19. Justine
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 20:53:50

    These authors are new to me!

  20. Nadia Lee
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 21:44:07

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. bn100
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 21:59:30

    These sound interesting

  22. Kerensa
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 22:28:56

    Serena Zane sounds amazing!

  23. Victoria Zumbrum
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 22:34:42

    Thanks for the awesome giveaways. Lots of wonderful books.

  24. Lynnette F
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 23:03:39

    Appreciate the chance to win new books by new to me authors. Thanks

  25. Nancy B
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 23:30:50

    Thanks for making me add new authors to my already over-large TBR pile.

  26. flchen1
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 23:54:45

    Both these sound pretty interesting–thanks for introducing more titles to my TBB!

  27. E.D. Walker.
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 00:28:39

    Hi Jane,

    I just tried the links and most of them work except for the ones to my website and the one to Serena’s. Are those fixable?

    Also posting them here, just in case:

  28. erinf1
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 00:37:13

    another great set of giveaways! Thanks so much1

  29. ZoeyPeacock
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 02:00:06

    Thank you!

  30. Koryn
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 02:19:31

    Loving the new authors to try!

  31. Turophile
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 03:43:16

    These giveaways are a great idea. Looks like some good books today.

  32. E
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 04:49:22

    These giveaways are great. Thanks

  33. Christine M.
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 17:56:41

    I swear by the end of the month I’ll have that cray-cray eyes look permanently etched on my face. (Not that I’m complaining. Like, at all.)

  34. Lucile
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 18:06:34

    Thanks a lot for the contest ! Discovering new authors every day :)

  35. Faye
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 20:18:02

    So many intriguing titles! Thanks, DA!

  36. Kimberly B.
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 20:36:24

    Heir to the Underworld sounds great! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  37. Krista Batson
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 21:16:12

    Great giveaway! thanks

  38. Nonny
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 23:49:33

    This looks awesome. Thanks. :)

  39. Lindsey E
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 07:45:36

    Not read either of these authors before.

  40. Natasha R
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 08:26:26

    Thanks for the giveaways!

  41. Sarah
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 08:43:40

    Would love it!

  42. may
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 10:34:15

    Sounds terrific! :) Love to read these books!

  43. Melinda
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 10:38:49

    Yay to contests!

  44. dana
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 15:07:19

    Thanks you for doing this for us.

  45. Denise Koenig
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 22:25:31

    @Julaine: Yes! Me, too. It’s all okay though, more books to add to my TBR pile :)

  46. Amy
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 01:02:58

    Awesome! Thanks

  47. Marsha Alford
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 10:15:18

    Love Dear Author!

  48. Violet Bick
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 21:30:07

    I’m discovering lots of new-to-me authors with these giveaways (even though I haven’t won anything — yet!). Thanks!

  49. Whitney
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 21:33:40

    These books look fun!

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