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#Giveaway: Kate Karyus Quinn, Megan Derr, Kylie Scott


Welcome to the Dear Author August Extravaganza, Day 3.

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 Kate Karyus Quinn


“Win a signed hardcover copy of young adult horror novel ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE by debut author Kate Karyus Quinn.

Book Description:

The spine-tingling horror of Stephen King meets an eerie mystery worthy of Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars series in Kate Karyus Quinn’s haunting debut.

On a cool autumn night, Annaliese Rose Gordon stumbled out of the woods and into a high school party. She was screaming. Drenched in blood. Then she vanished.

A year later, Annaliese is found wandering down a road hundreds of miles away. She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know how she got there. She only knows one thing: She is not the real Annaliese Rose Gordon.

Now Annaliese is haunted by strange visions and broken memories. Memories of a reckless, desperate wish . . . a bloody razor . . . and the faces of other girls who disappeared. Piece by piece, Annaliese’s fractured memories come together to reveal a violent, endless cycle that she will never escape‚Äîunless she can unlock the twisted secrets of her past.


“A gripping ride. Quinn skillfully occupies the mind of a young woman who turns out to be a monster–one who’s not beyond redemption – (Horn Book Magazine)

“Stunning in its raw emotion. A taut, terrifying supernatural thriller.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)

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From Author Megan Derr


“To celebrate my latest release, Dance Only for Me, I’d like to give away a set of all the books and short stories in my Dance ‘verse (in any format(s) of the winner’s choosing), including:

Each book is standalone, set within a contemporary supernatural world and featuring demons, vampires, draugrs, and all the magic and mystery you can stand. ”

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From Author Kylie Scott



Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.

Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.

One thing is for certain, being married to rock and roll’s favourite son is sure to be a wild ride.

“Lick, the first in the novels pertaining to the band Stage Dive, was an engrossing, sexy, and emotional read.” – Dear Author

We reviewed the book here. Both Kati D and I loved it. Book link here.
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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. Lammie
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 10:29:19

    Thanks for running these contests! Can’t wait to see if I win anything.

  2. katieM
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 10:29:24

    I’ve never heard of these authors, but I’m always looking for new authors to try.

  3. Kristen Heyl
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 10:37:05

    “The Little Piece” looks like a great story and I will definitely be adding it to my TBR list.

  4. Kristen Heyl
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 10:39:31

    Wow! the description for “Dance Only For Me” definitely has me hoping to win this.

  5. Brandi B
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 10:55:49

    Thanks for the contest! I will check out Lick even if I don’t win:)

  6. jules
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 10:57:15

    All of these sound awesome. I’ll have to add them to my tbr pile. Thanks for running the contest!

  7. Ruth
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 10:58:37

    Thanks for runing thse givaways. Im really hoping to win something.

  8. Bube
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 11:09:16

    Real by Katy Evans my favorite new adult book :)

    This giveaways are amazing!
    All book sounds really good,looking forward to read :)

    Thanks :)

  9. Kim
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 11:19:27

    I haven’t read any NA books yet, but I do have have Samantha Young’s book, Down London Road, in my TBR pile.

  10. Erin K.
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 11:20:19

    My favorite NA is Easy by Tamara Webber but I am always looking for new NA authors to try. I want to read Lick!

  11. Jenna
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 11:27:12

    I love YA/NA horror. I can’t handle adult horror but for some reason younger ages work for me.

  12. Tammy
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 11:32:34

    Another Little Piece has been on my to-read list for awhile. Favorite NA : Bad Rep

  13. AH@badassbookreviews
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 11:35:42

    Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite NA book so far this year has to be Pushing the Limits.

  14. meanne
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 11:41:05

    Lick sounds great! I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  15. Valeri
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 11:46:43

    I recently discovered Megan Derr and like her. I have heard a lot about Lick. So many good reads.

  16. Koryn
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 11:52:09

    I loooove Megan Derr!

  17. Rachel
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 11:54:15

    “Another Little Piece” sounds great!!

  18. Katie
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 11:55:14

    I really want to read Lick!

    My favorite New Adult book is probably Rush Me by Allison Parr.

  19. Lisa J
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 11:58:39

    I haven’t read any of these books, but they all sound good.

  20. TrishJ
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 11:59:34

    I am finding new authors. I am fairly new to YA, havent made my mind up. But the giveaways are awesome.

  21. linsey
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 12:07:19

    I’ve had my eye on the first book for awhile. I almost said I’ve had my eye on Another Little Piece, but that just sounded wrong.

  22. Hannawy
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 12:10:09

    Another Little Pice looks awesome, but isn’t available in the UK :(

  23. Nancy B
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 12:21:07

    Based on reviews I’ve read, Lick looks a lot of fun! I’ve only read one new adult book, True by Erin McCarthy, which I liked, but I can’t honestly say it’s a “favorite” because I have yet to read others.

  24. MK
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 12:38:39

    I typically don’t like New Adult books. I don’t like that this is the new big thing right now either

  25. Arreyah
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 12:40:50

    These authors are new to me! I’m interested in the plots and descriptions and that’s always a good thing. (:

  26. Angela
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 12:46:26

    These are all new authors to me! I’m loving the giveaways – thanks for running this month of contests!

  27. Shannon H
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 12:49:53

    I got an ARC of Another Little Piece and it was great! Can’t wait to check out the other books :-)

  28. Nicola W
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 12:51:03

    Some interesting looking books. Thanks!

  29. Valarie P
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 13:04:30

    All of these sound good!

  30. Brandy Gibson
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 13:04:58

    I cant really pick a favorite from such an extensive list but Lick is definitely on the list.

  31. Li
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 13:10:45

    The Kylie Scott is tempting – thanks for running this giveaway!

  32. Ilona
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 13:22:11

    I’ve just recently discovered Megan Derr and look forward to catching up on her books :D

  33. Mel Bourn
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 13:57:12

    I am new to this genre so I don’t have a favorite.

  34. MaryK
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 13:58:00

    I haven’t read any NA yet, but I’ve been wanting to try Lick.

  35. lawless
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 13:58:06

    I’m a fan of Megan Derr and am interested in LICK. Thank you for running these giveaways.

  36. Antonia
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 14:00:04

    Thanks for running these giveaways! I was excited to see the Megan Derr giveway – those books have been on my list for ages!

  37. Valerie
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 14:19:30

    I have been wanting to check out this series by Megan Derr. Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

  38. Nicole C.
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 14:45:41

    Thanks for hosting this giveaways. My favorite YA book is either Daughter of Smoke and Bone or The Hunger Games Trilogy.

  39. LethalLovely
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 14:52:42

    Thanks for the giveaway, DA! I loved “Flesh” and while I am not a fan of rockstar heroes, I feel like if anyone can “make it work” for me, it’s Kylie Scott.

    As for my favorite NA? I haven’t read many (they all seem the same to me with a protagonist who “haz problems, yo” and is “too screwed up to get close to someone because I haz these problems, yo” but finds trew luv with the love interest who’s willing to put up with the aforementioned problems) but of the ones that I HAVE read, I’d have to say my favorite thus far is Tammara Webber’s “Easy” if only because the healthy relationships that the heroine had with her friends. It’s refreshing to see women trying to help each other out instead of trying to bring each other down.

    Alright, I’m done rambling on. *goes back into lurker hidey hole*

  40. dana
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 14:55:40

    Another giveaway! Thank you

  41. Chelsea B.
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 15:31:57

    I’m actually new to the NA world, but I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s recommendations!
    Thank you for the giveaways!

  42. Chris
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 15:33:49

    Fantastic opportunity to read some ‘new to me’ authors. As for favorite NA- I recently read Bully by Penelope Douglas and really enjoyed the story and the heroine.

  43. Kathy L.
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 15:36:22

    Another Little Piece sounds so good! I’ve been hearing great things about it!

  44. Angie
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 15:40:18

    A great giveaway. I am desperate to read Another Little Piece. It sounds so deliciously creepy. I haven’t heard of the other books and will definitely need to be checking them out.

  45. Maureen
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 15:53:10

    Thanks for all these wonderful giveaways.

  46. Maureen
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 15:54:03

    Easy is my favorite new adult book but I have read a bunch of others that I have enjoyed also.

  47. Cassandra B.
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 16:13:10

    More great giveaways!

  48. Trix
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 16:19:38

    Everyone *raves* about Megan Derr’s work, and I don’t know how I’ve missed most of it (especially as an m/m buff)! All the books featured sound great, though…

  49. Maddie
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 16:20:37

    Another sounds like a good read.

  50. Lyndsey Ammons
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 16:30:30

    I have been wanting to read Another Little Piece since I heard about it from Tea Time with Team Epic Reads. I haven’t heard of the other books before, but they seem interesting. Thanks!

  51. Sandypo
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 17:06:23

    Wow! Thanks for the giveaways!

  52. Megan
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 17:16:11

    Not sure how I feel about the title, but Lick sounds really good!

  53. Natasha R
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 17:23:41

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  54. Sabrina P
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 17:27:17

    Oh new authors to me! Thanks for the giveaways!

  55. erinf1
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 17:42:41

    these all sound fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

  56. Megan S.
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 18:03:40

    Thank you!

  57. Mo
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 18:16:12

    Such fun every day! teh Dance ‘verse series look interesting.

  58. Christine M.
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 18:29:01

    Keep ’em comin’! <3

  59. Julaine
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 19:02:28

    I loved Lick and I am really looking forward to the next book in the series. When it showed up on my reader I didn’t even remember ordering it and I took one look at the cover and I almost returned it, I am so glad I didn’t. The other two series look intriquing. I have a feeling this month and the giveaways are actually going to be very heavy on my wallet as I end up ordering the books I didn’t win!

  60. Becky
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 19:50:50

    Love these contests! My favorite YA (though maybe they’re really NA? I’m fuzzy on the difference) are Katie McGarry’s books.

  61. Maria
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 19:57:29

    High Risk Love by Shannon Mayar. Reading Rock Chick now-love it. Lick is on my list with all great reviews. Thx for the chance!

  62. TerryS
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 20:32:57

    I have to say, Lick by Kylie Scott was great. I can’t wait until the next installment for the series is available.

  63. Karen
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 20:54:56

    My favorite NA? I’m not really sure what specifically counts as NA. Does “On Dublin Street” count? If so, I loved that one!

  64. Sin Chan
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 20:55:30

    I’m totally a Megan Derr fan. Thanks for the giveaways.

  65. Mell
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 21:28:56

    Yay for day 3!

  66. Talya Andor
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 21:29:15

    I’d love Megan Derr’s Dance books! I read her most recent one, and would really like to check out the rest.

  67. Elyse Night
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 21:46:36

    I absolutely love Megan’s Dance ‘verse! It’s what got me into M/M and writing.

  68. bn100
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 21:53:43

    haven’t heard of these books before

  69. Kate M
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 22:20:45

    I haven’t heard of any of the authors in today’s giveaway but their books all look good!
    I don’t know that I’ve read any new adult books… Either it’s a new genre for me or I haven’t been paying strict attention to the evolving genres of romance. Is it the same as YA? If so, I’d say Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I haven’t read many books geared toward teens even when I was one.

  70. Jessica T
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 22:57:48

    These all sound great. Thanks for chance to win these books.

  71. Nadia Lee
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 23:37:16

    I haven’t read NA in a while, though I have a few on my Kindle right now.

  72. Evelyn
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 23:52:14

    Yay for day three and the awesome contests.

  73. Justine
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 00:07:47

    I want some YA to be re-categorized as NA, such as Where She Went by Gayle Forman and some of the Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty.

  74. Raelynn
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 00:15:10

    *^* Megan Derr has stolen my soul. Thanks for the giveaway!

  75. Kim Perry
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 00:15:35

    Some of my favorite NA books include Collide by Gail McHugh, Too Far series by Abbi Glines, and Bring Me Home by Cassia Leo. Thanks for the giveaway!

  76. Jennifer
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 00:45:23

    My fave new adult book was On Dublin Street, I think. I’ve also really enjoyed Katie McGarry and Katy Evans.

  77. Emily Davidson
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 01:04:58

    Ohmygod. I’ve loved Megan Derr’s writing for years, and I’ve been meaning to buy this series now that it’s published (I loved it when it was online for free), so I would kill to win all the books in the series. Thanks so much for the giveaway. :)

  78. ZoeyPeacock
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 01:34:33

    Thank ou for the giveaways! :)

  79. Sarah C
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 02:04:14

    Love Me for Me by Kate Laurens. Great read!

  80. Elena
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 02:07:20

    Where She Went by Gayle Forman

  81. Lindsey E
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 02:30:32

    Another interesting grouping of authors. Can’t wait to see tomorrows line up.

  82. Martina Z. (@skyline1210)
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 03:27:44

    My favorite NA books are Real (Katy Evans), Beautiful Disaster (Jamie McGiure), Dangerous toKnow & Love (Jane Harvey Berrick), Slammed series (Colleen Hoover), The Arrangement series (H.M. Ward), Rocked Under (Cora Hawkes), Vain (Amelie Fisher), When Summer Ends (Isabelle Rae), Easy (Tammara Webber), Thoughtless series (S.C. Stephens), If I Stay series (Gayle Forman), Breathing series (Rebecca Donovan), Drowning Instinct (Ilsa J. Bick).
    Thank you for the chance to win Lick and making it international ;)

  83. Toni Whitmire
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 06:30:52

  84. Diana
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 08:29:38

    New Adult is a genre I haven’t explored much of. I’ve been given review copies of these titles, I’ve put them off to read books by favorite authors.

    I did listen to Cora Cormack’s Losing It and found it interesting.

  85. Sherry Haut
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 10:35:04

    Another great giveaway!

  86. kathy cole
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 10:43:23

    Thanks for the giveaways. I have all of Megan’s books, but haven’t read the other two authors.

  87. sarac
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 10:55:27

    Yay for giveaways!

  88. Aiza
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 11:19:55

    (Here’s to hoping for good luck …)

    Here for Ms Derr’s books. I’d never been able to afford the dead tree format (if it’s included), but I really, really hope I get to own them. c:

  89. nga130
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 12:35:27

    The Dance verse of Megan is one of the best fantasy world I’ve ever read, and I look forward to many new stories from this verse. (I’d love to read Chis and Sable’s next story, but since Megan said that she’ll write it when she’s done with this verse, I’ll be content to wait dozen more stories till then :D )

  90. Texas Book Lover
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 15:53:28

    These all sound great. One of my favorite NA books is the Coincidence of Callie and Kayden. I am really looking forward to the follow up book that comes out in a couple of days!

  91. Rebecca
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 16:34:15

    Several Megan Derr books? Count me in! :)

  92. Vivien
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 16:39:46

    Cannot wait to read Another Little Piece!!

  93. Misc
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 18:29:01

    Oh wow! This is such a generous give away. Ahaha I hope I win.

  94. Jae Lee
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 18:52:35

    My favorite NA title is Easy by Tamara Webber. I’ve got Lick and Another Little Piece on my TBR list.Thanks for the giveaways.

  95. vicky
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 20:55:01

    Thanks for running the giveaways!

  96. Kelley
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 21:13:29

    I’ve been wanting to read Another Little Piece–sign me up!

  97. Liviania
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 22:22:14

    Thanks for the contest! Lots of books I’ve been wanting to read.

  98. Denise Koenig
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 23:47:34

    Looks like a great collection of books.

  99. Suz Glo
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 08:25:30

    I’d love to read any of these books. Thank you —

  100. Dezaray
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 09:33:01

    This is so awesome!!!!

  101. Lozza
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:01:20

    A lot of my favorite NA probably wouldn’t be categorized necessarily as romance, but includes it, like Gayle Forman’s “Where She Went” or Melina Marchetta’s “Piper’s Son.”

  102. Amy R
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:37:18

    I am really enjoying the NA genre a few of my favorites would be Real, Lick, Bully, One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend. Elyssa Patrick has her first NA, Stay With Me coming out at the end of August and I really liked that it was not a cliffhanger.

  103. Stormy @ Book.Blog.Bake.
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 12:21:35

    Ooh, I’ve had my eye on Another Little Piece since the beginning of 2013. I’ve heard it’s very different from most YA, so I’m really excited about it!

  104. Tamara
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 13:35:40

    Thanks for the giveaway! Another Little Piece sounds like a great read.

  105. Isamar
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 13:50:35

    wow Thanks for running these giveaways :)

  106. Nicole
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 15:46:53

    Thanks so much for this giveaway! Can’t wait to see if I win!

  107. Christy @ Christy's Book Addiction
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 16:14:24

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m DYING to read Another Little Piece :))

  108. Whitley Abell
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 17:28:15

    They all look so good! I can’t want to read Another Little Piece!

  109. Natalie
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 17:37:50

    Those books look great! I must feast my eyes on them ;)

  110. Kelsey
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 18:44:18

    This is a great idea! I’m always looking for a new book to read

  111. susan beamon
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 18:48:52

    these books all look like the sort of story I like. I’d sure like to win all of them.

  112. Aly
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 21:12:41

    Yay! I’m super excited to read Another Little Piece, it’s been on my tbr for a while now :)

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