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#Giveaway: Hope Ramsay, Shelley Munro,Tamara Hogan

Welcome to the Dear Author August Extravaganza, Day 9.

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 Hope Ramsay



To celebrate the release of Hope Ramsay’s new short story Last Chance Summer we are giving away a signed copy of Last Chance Book Club and a digital copy of Last Chance Summer to one lucky winner!

It wouldn’t be summer without the Watermelon Festival, and single mom Amanda Wright is looking forward to a carefree day eating funnel cakes and sipping sweet tea. But with her inquisitive son and elderly grandmother in tow, she’s not in the mood for carnival rides or the kissing booth, until she hears a charming, funny voice over the loudspeaker.

Grant Trumbull is the new DJ at the local radio station, and his deep, booming cadence has all the ladies of the church auxillary atwitter. Even without seeing his face, Amanda can’t help but wonder if he’s the one for her. When she finally comes face to face with the man behind the mic, summer is about to get a whole lot hotter in little Last Chance, South Carolina.

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From Author Shelley Munro


Spicing up her sex life sounds exciting…until the fantasy hits the fan.

When Maggie Drummond buys an erotic romance novel by mistake, she gets more than an unexpected eyeful. She gets an introduction to a world that arouses her to a fever pitch. Spanking. Her boyfriend isn’t interested in pushing his vanilla-flavored sexual boundaries.

Then there’s Connor Grey, who haunts her fantasies like a magical genie. As a source of masculine advice for her and her female friends, he’s off limits. The only safe place to explore her fetish is her anonymous blog.

The recent changes in Maggie don’t escape Connor’s notice. Now that her boyfriend has dropped her, he can finally—carefully—make his move. Given his family history, laying a hand on any woman, even in fun, is a line he’s reluctant to cross. But for Maggie? Anything the lady wants. As Maggie gives in to the temptation to let Connor add some sin to her life, she finds herself juggling lies, half-truths, friendship and sensual delights. Her job is in jeopardy—and she’s falling in love. Exploring her fantasy is one thing, but she’s beginning to question if indulging her own pleasure is worth the cost to everyone around her. Especially Connor…

Shelley Munro  * Book Page

Love and Friendship 2: Past Regrets is due out on 10 September.

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From Author Tamara Hogan


To celebrate reading, and the Kindle release of her first indie novella, TOUCH ME (free Aug. 9-11!), author Tamara Hogan is offering five paperback copies of her award-winning paranormal romance debut, TASTE ME.

Winner of a Daphne du Maurier Award for Mystery and Suspense, The Aspen Gold, Prism Awards for Best Dark Paranormal, Best First Book, and Best of the Best, and nominated for the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award®, TASTE ME features incubus security guru Lukas Sebastiani and his first love, siren rock star Scarlett Fontaine in a bodyguard story with a twist.

The Underbelly Chronicles is a dark and edgy paranormal romance series set in a world where incubi, succubi, sirens, Valkyries, vampires, werewolves and faeries live undetected alongside humankind, quietly going about their business with humans none the wiser…for now.

Visit to learn more about the series, read excerpts, get social media links, and contact Tammy, who loves to hear from readers and writers alike!

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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. Rebe
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 10:07:16

    I love how the Watermelon Festival is a theme that runs through all the “Last Chance” books. Lots of fun!

  2. Sherry Haut
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 10:12:41

    I haven’t tried a new adult book yet.

  3. Becky
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 10:30:56

    Katie McGarry’s books. I’m dying for Isiah’s book to come out!

  4. Nicola W
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 10:34:51

    I’m not sure that I’ve read any new adult yet.

  5. Shannon H
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 10:43:11

    My favorite NA book so far has been Easy by Tamara Webber!

  6. Koryn
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 10:44:09

    I’ve never read a Tamara hogan book yet, but today I shall! :)

  7. Lammie
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 10:48:18

    I have only tried a couple of New Adult books so far, none of which left me with any lasting impressions. I have heard good things about Easy though, and it is on my TBR list.

  8. may
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 10:50:10

    Beautiful Disaster, I think

  9. Mo
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 10:52:16

    more wonderful give aways. thanks!

  10. Justine
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 11:03:53

    I don’t currently have a favorite NA book.

  11. rissatoo
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 11:38:34

    I’m not a huge fan of watermelon usually, but this has really been a summer of watermelon for me – there’s half of a huge one in the fridge even now! So perhaps a book about a Watermelon Festival is in order…

    P.S. My watermelon consumption has been primarily as strawberry-watermelon mojitos, thanks to my sister. Watermelon, Watermelon Pucker, Dragon Berry Rum, mojito mix, mint… Yum yum yummy!

  12. sandyg265
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 11:54:29

    I like watermelon. Like the festival theme.

  13. Ruth
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 12:17:28

    Although they are totally different, I’m a huge fan of Something Like Normal and hold me closer, necromancer by Lish Mcbride.

  14. Kim
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 12:29:17

    Thanks for the giveaway. I haven’t read a NA book yet.

  15. Jackie
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 13:08:00

    OMG! I am so excited to read these books. Seriously obsessed with this new blog find and my Goodreads “To Read” list is getting bigger by the minute.

  16. Sabrina P
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 13:10:27

    I haven’t read any NA books yet. Thank you for the give a ways!

  17. vickie schultz
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 13:32:21

    I love the Game Changer!

    Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!

  18. Cassandra B.
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 14:40:22

    NA is not for me, so I don’t have a favorite.

  19. Lindsey E
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 14:47:55

    Have not yet read a NA that I would read again.

  20. Lucile
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 15:04:42

    Never read a Tamara Hogan’s book but I really would like ;) !
    Thanks a lot for the contest :D

  21. erinf1
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 15:09:03

    I’m just starting read get into the “new adult” genre… I have a few favs :) Thanks for sharing!

  22. sarac
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 15:11:57

    Thanks for these giveaways!

  23. Carin
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 15:17:40

    I think my favorite new adult book is College Boys, a m/m by Daisy Harris. Sweet Young Thang by Anne Tenino is really good, too!

  24. kp
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 15:22:58

    Loving all the giveaways!

  25. Helen Marie
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 15:24:29

    These are all new authors to me. Thanks so much for the giveaways!!

  26. Maureen
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 15:24:54

    My favorite New Adult book is Easy by Tammara Webber.

  27. Michelle - Snarky Mom
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 15:53:28

    Not sure which novels I’ve read would be considered “New Adult” – but I have read, & appreciated, many of Shelly Munro’s previous works!

  28. Amy R
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 15:55:35

    I have read and enjoyed numerous NA books and still have quite a few in my TBR pile. A few of my top NA reads are Real, OWG, SCB, Bully, Falling Into You, True Love Story, Off Series (Sawyer Bennett), Stay With Me and Rush Me that I remember off the top of my head.

  29. Jenna
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 16:06:46

    The only NA books I’ve read haven’t been any of the officially NA novels of the last year or so. I’m too poor to buy books I haven’t read and I have to rely on the library.

  30. MaryK
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 16:11:10

    I haven’t read any NA books yet.

  31. Lisa J
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 16:11:25

    I haven’t read any NA books, so I don;t have a favorite.

  32. TrishJ
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 16:15:41

    I haven’t actually read a new adult book yet. I do have Easy in my mountain of a TBR pile. Thanks for the giveaways.

  33. Carolyn
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 16:27:49

    awesome giveaway

  34. Sandypo
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 16:33:13

    I don’t think I’ve read any “New Adult” books yet.

  35. Chelsea B.
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 16:49:58

    Thank you for these terrific giveaways!

  36. Jane
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 16:51:31

    I haven’t read any NA books yet, so I don’t have a favourite.

  37. Jenny King
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 17:03:10

    Oooh, all these sound like good books! My fave New Adult book is probably Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover :)

  38. Julaine
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 17:48:29

    They aren’t marketed as such but I think of The Chicgoland Vampires by Chloe O’Neill as NA and I really love them. I have been enjoying the ride since the very first one.

  39. Megan
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 18:35:13

    The only NA I’ve read is Easy by Tammara Weber, so it wins by default, though it was SUPER good and definitely deserves the title. Anyway, these giveaways are really great :)

  40. Diane
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 18:41:30

    It’s been a while since I’ve read a new adult book!
    And I enjoy Tamara Hogan books.

  41. Kelley
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 19:02:01

    Taste me sounds interesting!

  42. Jen
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 19:53:48

    Is “I don’t like new adult” a sufficient answer? I read a couple, of which I can’t even remember titles, and they just left me feeling meh.

  43. Samantha
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 20:22:39

    These all look good but I especially want to read Taste Me! I love a good paranormal romance :)

  44. bn100
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 21:11:16

    fallen too far by Abbi Glines

  45. TerryS
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 21:55:11

    Thanks for the giveaways!

  46. Zoeypeacock
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 21:57:27

    I <3 giveaways

  47. Denise Koenig
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 22:35:12

    Nice collection of goodies!

  48. Tessa
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 23:44:19

    I just started reading NA books recently and I’m really getting into them.

  49. Nancy B
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 00:16:26

    Just finished Rush Me by Allison Parr and loved it!

  50. Christine M.
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 08:37:45

    I have yet to pick up a NA book. I’ve watched tons of NA films though and my favourites have to be Reality Bites and Before Sunrise. :)

  51. Turophile
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 09:49:13

    All three books sound intriguing. I must confess I don’t have a favorite young adult novel. Maybe I need one?

  52. Brandi B
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 12:02:02

    Thanks for the giveaways this month! Taste Me sounds interesting.

  53. Amie
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 19:45:06

    awesome giveaway!

  54. cleo
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 20:51:11

    Not a big NA reader, but I think Fratboy and Toppy by Anne Tenino counts as NA and I love that book (especially the coming out to the frat brothers scenes).

    I’m enjoying these giveaways.

  55. Nadia Lee
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 21:43:16

    Mine’s Samantha Young’s ON DUBLIN STREET.

  56. Kate M
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 21:47:03

    I haven’t read any New Adult books so no favorites yet. Although I am making a list of YA books to read including Sherry Thomas’s The Burning Sky and Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Chronicles of Nick series.
    Thanks for the contests and the heads up on Tamara Hogan’s freebie!

  57. Victoria Zumbrum
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 21:56:18

    Thanks for the awesome giveaways. I would love to read these books.

  58. flchen1
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 23:55:46

    Thanks for adding more to my TBB! BTW, I’ve already enjoyed Shelley’s title–it’s a great read! Good luck, everyone!

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  60. Mariska
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 21:08:41

    i’ve been wanting to read Tamara’s book :) thanks for the chance !

  61. Krista Batson
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 21:21:06

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. Jenny Dauksa Schaber
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 01:33:26

    These sound like great book choices. My first and favorite NA book (I think) was Beautiful Disaster. The definition of the genres tend to confuse a lot of the readers out here. LOL!

  63. Persnickety
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 05:18:43

    I haven’t tried any NA books yet. Not sure how I missed them.

  64. Nancy Gilliland
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 20:29:45

    I wish I had seen these sooner…bookmarked the site.

  65. Tamara Hogan
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 09:06:04

    You guys are so awesome. There are key times in an author’s career where it’s particularly important to hear that people enjoy their work. Now is such a time for me. Thanks – so, so much.

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