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#Giveaway: Elyssa Patrick, Ilona Andrews,Tracey Garvis Graves

Welcome to the Dear Author August Extravaganza, Day 29.

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 Elyssa Patrick

With one look, I’m his . . .

With one touch, he’s mine . . .

With one kiss, it changes everything between us . . .

I’ve been famous since I can remember. Singing, acting, dancing—I’ve done it all. The tabloids cover my every move, but I don’t want that anymore. I want to be normal, whatever that is.

When I leave Hollywood for college in Vermont, I’m on my own for the first time in my life. This is my chance to figure out who I am and what I want in life.

But it’s a lot harder than I expected. I can’t escape my image. Classes are difficult, and I’m struggling. And then there’s Caleb Fox.

Sexy, intriguing Caleb Fox.

Caleb is the one man who doesn’t want to use me. He breaks down my walls. He challenges me. He wants me. And I just don’t know if I can give him the same—or if he’ll stick around when he finds out my shameful secret that the tabloids haven’t managed to uncover.

Dating him is risky enough, but loving him could break me.

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Ilona Andrews


The world has suffered a magic apocalypse. We pushed the technological progress too far, and now magic returned with a vengeance. It comes in waves, without warning, and vanishes as suddenly as it appears. When magic is up, planes drop out of the sky, cars stall, electricity dies. When magic is down, guns work and spells fail.

It’s a volatile, screwed-up world. Magic feeds on technology, gnawing down on skyscrappers until most of them topple and fall, leaving only skeletal husks behind. Monsters prowl the ruined streets, werebears and werehyenas stalk their prey; and the Masters of the Dead, necromancers driven by their thirst of knowledge and wealth, pilot blood-crazed vampires with their minds.

In this world lives Kate Daniels. Kate likes her sword a little too much and has a hard time controlling her mouth. The magic in her blood makes her a target, and she spent most of her life hiding in plain sight.  But sometimes even trained killers make friends and fall in love, and when the universe tries to kick them in the face, they kick back.

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Tracey Garvis Graves



Tracey Garvis Graves breakout novel On the Island hit #5 on the New York Times bestseller list and has sold over 500,000 copies to date, all for a book that Tracey originally promoted from her dining room table with guerilla marketing for less than $1,500.  Her recent eSpecial Uncharted: An On The Island Novella delighted fans by reuniting them with T.J. and Anna, uncovering the truth behind the mystery of the island𔃅s shack, and leaving Tracey𔃅s rabid audience hungry for more.

Now Tracey returns with her first hardcover novel COVET (Dutton; $25.95; September 17, 2013) which explores an intriguing subject often overlooked in women𔃅s fiction: emotional affairs.  A captivating story about three people who must choose between temptation, honor, and love, COVETintroduces us to Chris and Claire whose marriage is on the brink of fracturing.  This mesmerizing novel asks the provocative question – what if the life you wanted, and the person you loved, belonged to someone else?  Like a Jennifer Weiner, Emily Giffin, or Kristen Hannah novel, COVET is a smart, touching, and funny drama about relatable, intriguing people and relationships.

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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. Erin Thompson
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 14:46:24


  2. Kilisitina
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 14:47:14

    Love Ilona Andrews!! And I really enjoyed On the Island.

  3. Marlene Engel
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 14:52:09

    I would take cupcakes!

  4. Claire C.
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 14:53:25

    Thanks for that, it’s very nice of yours!!

  5. Barbara
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 15:09:02

    I hope I win!

  6. sarah
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 15:09:51


  7. Kathy O
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 15:21:26

    Wonderful giveaway, I think I would want a dog with me if I was on an island.

  8. Marinella Casadei
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 15:27:41

    Wonderful give-away! I adore Kate Daniels!!!

  9. Tara
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 15:37:16

    Love anything written by the Andrews :-) It would be fabulous to re-read these!

  10. Greytfriend
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 15:41:52

    The Kate Daniels books would be such a treat.

  11. Liz Perkins
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 15:42:28

    What awesome and generous giveaways! So exciting!

  12. Donna Barton
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 15:50:21

    I’d love to have an actual set of Kate Daniels books!!!! That way I’d have them to take with me if I were shipwrecked because let’s face it with my luck my Kindle Fire would get broken in the aftermath……LOL!!!!!!

  13. Darlene Brown
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 15:59:56

    I love the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. It has amazingly detailed world-building and characters with emotion and depth. A must for any urban fantasy fan!

  14. Julie
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 16:10:18

    i love the kate daniels series. i went to work at 4am the day the last book came out, my back hurt etc etc after work still had to go immidiatly to barns and noble to get the book and devoured it.

  15. Jessie
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 16:17:02

    I will miss Kate when I finish all the books!

  16. Carol Gilreath
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 16:20:49

    Love Kate Daniels!

  17. Mary Gooden
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 16:26:27

    The Kate Daniels series is one of my favorites. The newest book was excellent.

  18. Susan B.
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 16:30:35

    Great giveaway. Thanks!!

  19. Nikie
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 16:31:36

    Absolutely love Kate Daniels series! <3

  20. Sarah
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 16:31:43

    I would definitely bring a good book if I was shipwrecked

  21. Nilu
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 16:36:18

    I love the Kate Daniels series. Thanks for the give away!

  22. Karen
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 16:38:01

    I first read Magic Bites when it was released. Didn’t think it was my sort of book, and didn’t think anymore of it. Came across the first edge book, loved it, read the next, loved it, looked for more by those authors…Oh they wrote that darker series I tried awhile back, I’ll try it again.
    I’ve now read all the edge books (a few times), followed ‘Clean Sweep’ and eagerly await a hard copy of it, get Illona Andrews’ blog sent directly to my email, pre-order each Kate Daniels as soon as I can and each time they arrive I have to read the whole series again.
    I’ve entered the competition, but I haven’t decided yet, if I won what should I do?
    Give the set to someone who would love them like I do? Or keep them for when my copies fall apart from rereading?

  23. Michelle
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 16:38:42

    OOOOOH I want that Ilona Andrews! Please, I’ve had a terrible day but this would make it all worth it!

  24. Ruth
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 16:41:28

    Oh WOW! Enter me please?!

  25. Ana Smith
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 16:50:07

    Great giveaways! :-)

  26. cate h.
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 16:57:00

    i looove kate daniels series! please include me in the contest! thank you :)

  27. Jessica
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 17:03:30

    I love the Kate Daniel’s series :)

  28. Lexi
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 17:07:53

    Simply put, Curran makes me purr.

  29. Vicky n.
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 17:12:28

    thanks for the awesome giveaway, you guys!

  30. Veronica
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 17:15:24

    These all look like great books, but I really enjoy the world of Kate Daniels.

  31. amba
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 17:22:44

    I would so love to win the Kate Daniels series books

  32. Sneha Bharath
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 17:25:45

    Ilona Andrews rock!!! I want KD books!!!!

  33. Annabelle
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 17:27:42

    I love the Kate Daniels series!!

  34. Shelley
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 17:32:44

    I found out about this contest from the Ilona Andrews blog. What an awesome prize!

  35. Heidi
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 17:39:10

    Ilona Andrews is my favorite author, I would love to have some singed books!

  36. Nicola W
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 17:56:01

    So pleased that Ilona Andrews has made her giveaway international. I’m in the UK! Love all their books.

  37. Joy
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 18:14:36

    Love Ilona Andrews!

  38. Angela
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 18:24:45

    Ilona Andrews is amazing!!

  39. GreatNorthernTroll
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 18:29:29

    My trollop and I love Ilona and Andrew’s stories and we miss them terribly… Please move back to Portland. In the meantime, we’ll be happy to make-do with some signed back list titles =8^)>


  40. Stephanie
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 18:46:06

    Oh my… I have been a fan of KD series for years… I just wonder if it’s possible for me to win if I’m not in US…

  41. Lisamarie
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 18:49:35

    My kindle would be a must!

  42. Ngaere
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 18:51:55

    Anything by Ilona Andrews is awesome! I wish they would come to the east coast so I could meet them in person but I’ll take the signed books to tide me over until then.

  43. TerryS
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 18:53:32

    Um… a solar powered Ipod?

  44. Gyslain Desgagne
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 18:58:21

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a set of the ilona Andrews books. They are my favority urban fantasy authors bar none!

  45. susanna
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 19:02:35

    love, love, love Ilona Andrews’ books!

  46. juliana S
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 19:04:12

    I’d love to win Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels. Such a great and complexnks for the giveaway

  47. Taylor Alcantar
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 19:05:45

    I’m a big Ilona Andrews fan! Yay for signed books :)

  48. Helen
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 19:19:55

    The Kate Daniels series restored my faith in urban fantasy. A new Ilona Andrews book is something to be eagerly anticipated and it’s always kept for a day off so I don’t have to stop reading because of work and commuting. I recently discovered that a girl in my book club reads them too, so I have someone to gush about them with, as well as dissect them and speculate. I’m probably never going to be able to attend a signing, so I have to try to win signed copies!

  49. Ketta
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 19:43:23

    Oh man, Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series has been on my wishlist for ages!

    As for what I’d take when shipwrecked, the most useful thing I could think of would be Felix the Cat’s bag of tricks — that way, I’d always have whatever I truly needed.

  50. Library Lady
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 20:11:11

    Kate and Curran are the best! I’d love to win signed copies of their books.

  51. Laurie
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 20:11:43

    So love these giveaways!

  52. Samantha
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 20:36:17

    I just finished the first book in the Kate Daniels series (I loved it) so of course I want to get my hands on the rest of the books. What a great giveaway :)

  53. Jennifer
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 20:58:55

    I adore Kate Daniels, I’ve been giving her books to friends for years now. I’d adore signed copies which just means I have a whole other set to addict more people to Ilona’s amazing writing.

  54. Racquel Gonzales
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 21:02:02

    Thank you, Dear Author! These are fantastic giveaways. Good luck to all!

  55. Helen
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 21:05:04

    Gasp! Kate. Books. Must. Have. Droool…

  56. Laura Washburn
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 21:12:17

    Love Love Love Ilona Andrews!!!

  57. Kelley
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 21:24:44

    Love Ilona Andrews!

  58. Caleb
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 21:28:15

    I know its a long shot but what the hell.

  59. Bookworm Brandee
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 21:31:14

    These are fantastic giveaways!! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Oh, and I’d take an ereader…I may starve but at least I’d be entertained. :)

  60. Munchkin
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 21:31:32

    Ilona and Gordon are so good to their readers !
    I love the world they have created for Kate and it would be fantastic to win signed copies !

  61. flchen1
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 21:38:38

    Ooh, fingers crossed! Thanks so much, DA and authors!

  62. Kelly N
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 21:39:55

    I would love to win the Kate Daniels books. Grat contest!

  63. kitkat9000
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 22:00:25

    I love Ilona Andrews. Kate Daniels is my all-time favorite series and I would love a signed set. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  64. kitkat9000
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 22:07:56

    Stay With Me sounds intriguing and I would love a chance to win it.

  65. josie
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 22:09:34

    I love the kate daniels series!

  66. Victoria
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 22:27:00

    thanks for the kate daniels competition!!!

  67. Midu Hadi
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 23:00:59

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  68. Harlequin
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 23:19:25

    Thanks for the awesome giveaways!

  69. Aman
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 23:21:20

    This is great!

  70. Violet Bick
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 23:23:07

    What to bring when you know you’re going to be shipwrecked? A charged satellite phone, maybe.

  71. Alannah Townshend
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 23:24:48

    I love the Kate Daniels series

  72. Alannah Townshend
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 23:29:32

    I would love an endless supply of books and a hammock under some shade :D

  73. Sarah
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 23:38:46

    Best giveaway EVER!!!!!!!

  74. Miriam
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 23:57:50

    Ilona Andrews’ “Magic” books (Kate Daniels) are a pleasure to read, and re-read. I love the humor, the serious parts, the struggles, the successes, the twists and turns, the happy stuff and the sad, the variety of characters (and the character development), the variety of ideas, the flip-flops between magic and tech, and the differing world views. I love all of it. The world that Ilona Andrews has created, in all its wonderful intricacies, with all its wonderful characters, works for me.

  75. Julia B.
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 00:21:36

    Awesome giveaway! The authors and DA are very generous.

  76. paroma
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 00:33:23

    Signed copies of all the KD novels? My heart just exploded with greed.

  77. saji
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 01:11:44

    Thanks for the opportunity :)

  78. Gloria A
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 01:48:09

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  79. Aarati
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 01:50:14

    I love Ilona Andrews and her books. Hope I win Kate. *cross my fingers*

  80. Roy
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 02:17:27

    Thank you for this giveaway ! I’m a big fan of Ilona Andrews and I’m very interested by signed copies. I hope it is open to international reader, tought.

  81. Mae Takamori
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 02:24:14

    Great giveaways!Thanks!

  82. Katrina T.
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 02:47:24

    Kate Daniels is one of my favorite UF series. yay!

  83. FaithH.
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 02:49:00

    I love the Kate Daniels series & especially love the writing team of Ilona & Gordon. They are a hoot to follow, & they write such amazing stories. It would be amazing to win signed copies of their books…

  84. Suzana
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 04:15:46

    I would love to win Ilona’s signed set. I love every book Ilona and Gordon wrote, already have them all, but it’s so difficult to get them signed in Europe.

  85. okime
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 05:13:17

    Kate Daniels series! Signed copies! Shiny, shiny, shiny!

    Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this awesome giveaway. :)

  86. Elisabeth
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 05:27:20

    I could really like to win the ilona andrews give away! I’m a big fan!

  87. Karin
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 05:37:57

    Thanks for the chance

  88. Eva H.
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 06:17:09

    Great giveaways, thank you soo much!!
    Tha Kate Danieks books signed! Such a cool prize!!

  89. Amy
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 07:09:35

    Woo! I love the Kate Daniels series, and Stay With Me looks like an amazing read. Whether I win it or not, I’ll be sure to get it. :) Awesome giveaway!

  90. KimP
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 07:53:21

    so glad I found your site. Thanks for the giveaways!

  91. Tessa
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 08:28:42

    I’d really want to take an undying kindle, but an unlimited supply of Aquafina hits the one spot.

  92. Ain Sunaim
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 09:05:37

    Yay, giveaways! I want Kate Daniels series pls~! So obsessed with Curran & Kate!

  93. Jess
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 09:54:43

    Great giveaway!!

  94. Northwoman
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 09:58:17

    Ilona Andrews is number one for me! Thank you

  95. belinda
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 10:38:45

    love the kate daniels series and anything by ilona andrews. thanks for the chance to win sigjned copies!

  96. Giuliana
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 10:41:07

    Thank You!

    I’m from Italy and I’d love the Kate Daniels books!!

    Really wonderful!!

  97. Tabs
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 11:41:41

    I love Kate Daniels so much.

  98. Tracey
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 11:56:43

    Great offer, lovely to see it is open to non US residents, here’s hoping!!!

  99. Tracey
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 11:58:50

    sounds a great idea for a book

  100. Haunani
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 12:39:16

    I hope I win! Fantastic giveaways! Love Ilona Andrews!

  101. Haunani
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 12:43:21

    If I were shipwrecked…I’d take any of Ilona Andrews books with me! They would keep me satisfied

  102. JEC
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 13:28:46


  103. JillA
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 14:03:06

    This is one of my favorite series. Please enter me in the contest.

  104. Brianna
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 14:13:01

    Currently, Kate Daniels is my favorite series period.

  105. Sadaf Habibi (@WeaklingNo14)
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 14:46:29

    I can’t actually seem to find where to enter or what to do to enter but from the comments it seems people are answering a question?
    If I was shipwrecked I would take my nook, I suppose. Just lie there and read in the sun ;)
    I read the entire Kate Daniels series in 3 days, with unfortunate breaks in between because of chores, haha.

  106. Sadaf Habibi (@WeaklingNo14)
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 14:52:53

    Ok, found it :D My internet is extremley dodgy, the rafflecopter form took 20 minutes to load, I’m not even joking. I hope it entered me, my internet is just…ugh.

  107. Tina
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 15:03:11

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  108. Judi L
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 15:08:35

    If I was shipwrecked I think something to start a fire with would be essential.

  109. Liz H.
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 15:55:55

    Thanks for the month of give aways.

  110. Patti (Caught in a FAB Romance)
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 16:22:13

    What a great set of giveaways!!! On a deserted island, I’m practical, so I can’t decide if I’d want either feminine items, or a pot so I could boil water. Tough question :)

  111. Sirin
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 16:43:29


  112. Megan
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 18:16:08

    I love Kate Daniels.

  113. Stacie
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 18:41:28

    I’d take my nook hd. I love it. I even put my Bible on it and take it to Bible Study. I have a Stacie profile for my books and a Study profile for church.

  114. Jen B.
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 20:19:48

    A fully loaded Kindle is always a great thing!

  115. Teana
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 20:25:22

    One entry and the comment messes up, still a chance :)

  116. hazeeraiyne
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 20:30:54

    Love my Nook, but nothing beats reading an actual book…..unless there is coffee involved :)

  117. Tori MacAllister
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 20:32:39

    OMG, signed copies of Ilona Andrews’ books? Fantastic!!!! A great author duo (and their blog is awesome, too.) Thanks for this giveaway!

  118. Jessica
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 20:33:57

    Thanks for the great giveaways! If I had to bring just one thing, I’d bring my sister. We’d figure out a way to at least keep each other laughing as we languished.

  119. Natalie G
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 21:14:53

    The Kate Daniels backlist ::swoonworthy:: If I win I’m giving them to my a good friend who’s as much of a fan as I am, because it would make her very very happy.

  120. julie
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 21:32:01

    I am a huge fan of Ilona Andrews and the Kate Daniels series, I have read every book!!

  121. Jennifer
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 22:04:20

    Love Ilona Andrews, what a great prize!

  122. katieM
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 22:26:48

    I love Ilona Andrews. Everything they write is just awesome and reading their books make me do my happy dance. No matter how many times I read them.

  123. Des P.
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 22:32:20

    Well I would say my Kindle…but it would eventually die and then I’d be without it anyway…and carrying a suitcase of books is just not feasible. Hmmm… does my husband count as my one item? LOL

  124. Kireta
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 22:32:51

    I would like Kate Daniels please.. Cant get enough of Curran..
    Thank you for this giveaway

  125. Kathryn
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 23:09:58

    I love Kate Daniels!

  126. Deli Thompson
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 09:20:32

    I’m a newbie but excited to join this giveaway!

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