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THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS scavenger hunt

Updated:  We had 334 entries and Random.org says that the winner is 225 who is Morgan Baby.  The winner’s email address is provided to Avon and they should be in touch with you shortly.  

Today Avon and Dear Author are giving a holiday gift to the readers of Dear Author in celebration of the publication of “A Bite Before Christmas“, a two story anthology from Lynsay Sands and Jeaniene Frost. (I almost called the two of them “vampire mavens” but as I was typing it out I realized it was horrible and deleted it. Then I thought I would share with you the horrors of my undeleted thought process!)  NOTE: This Giveaway is for ONE HOUR ONLY.  This contest is now closed.

Bite Before Christmas OptimizedTHE GIFT by Sands is an original novella featuring yet another Argeneau. This time Katricia Argeneau finds herself stranded in an isolated cabin with police officer Teddy Brunswick. There’s only one problem: Teddy has worked with the undead before, and while he’s got no qualms about fraternizing with vampires, getting intimate with one was never on his personal wish list.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS from Jeaniene Frost is a novella featuring Cat and Bones. Christmas may never be truly normal for Cat and Bones…but their Yuletide plans are shattered when a not-so-jolly stranger comes to call. He comes not bearing gifts, but with tidings of long-buried family secrets. The holidays can be killer.

Avon is giving away a $200 AMEX giftcard to a random person who can answer the following question. Enter the answer in the form. (We are trying to be a little clever here by preventing the commenters from copying each other even though, lord knows, the answer is right here. Obvious. Apparent.)

Your clue:

Bite Before Christmas Optimized

This puppy shares a name with the hero in Lynsay Sands “The Gift” in A BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

  • Bones
  • Harper
  • Kat
  • Teddy

Again, Your prize: $200 Amex gift cert, PLUS a signed copy of THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

Your next stop should be SmartBitchesTrashyBooks whose prize is a Coach bag and a $50 GC.  That contest will run beginning at 3 PM CST/4 PM EST.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She 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

71 Comments

  1. Jessica Spinks
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:05:27

    The name the hero in Ms Sands story and the puppy share is [redacted so that others can have the fun of guessing - edited by Jane].

  2. Jane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:06:07

    @Jessica Spinks: Please fill out the form in the blog post.

  3. Viki S.
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:09:17

    Thank you :)

  4. Diane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:12:23

    [redacted by Jane]

  5. Jane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:13:03

    @Diane Please fill out the form in the blog post.

  6. Debbie Negri
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:13:31

    Answer: [redacted by Jane]

    Thank you :)

  7. donnas
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:13:39

    Thanks! Having fun with this hunt today.

  8. Michelle Bledsoe
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:14:04

    I filled out the form for the name of the puppy. I love scavenger hunts.

  9. Jane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:14:19

    @Debbie Negri Please fill out the form in the blog post.

  10. CrystalGB
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:14:42

    What an awesome giveaway and adorable puppy.

  11. Jane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:14:45

    @Michelle Bledsoe Thanks for filling out the form!

  12. Tina Brunelle
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:14:49

    it says we have to comment here too to enter… so I did the blog post entery form and just commenting here so i can be entered in…. I hope I got it all right lol

  13. trader
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:15:48

    awesome contest! Thanks!

  14. sharon duplantis
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:15:50

    thanks

  15. Jane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:16:30

    @Tina Brunelle There is no need to comment. I referenced random commenter, but I was referring to those that filled out the form.

  16. Autumn
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:16:33

    Gotta love a great giveaway :)

  17. Sara Watts
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:16:34

    Loving the scavenger hunt!! :) Thanks for the fun!

  18. Kiersten
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:16:50

    *Coughs* I filled out the form nice and proper. In spirit of puppy love, do I get a nice pat on the head? ;-)

  19. Deana Potter
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:16:51

    I entered my answer of the name of the puppy on the form.
    Thank you !!

  20. Jessica Meyers
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:16:52

    didn’t know if you had to comment and do the submit so the answer is [Redacted by Jane]. the puppy even resembles the name. he’s so cute.

  21. Pam
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:16:57

    Such a fun contest. My oldest sister used to have a poodle with the same name as the hero in “The Gift.” Gosh, I look forward to reading “A Bite Before Christmas.” :)

  22. jennifer mathis
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:17:00

    great contest . This is fun

  23. Maria D.
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:17:05

    Thanks for the contest!

  24. Lora Patten
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:17:06

    [Redacted by Jane] (I also entered on the entry form above and all it did was send me an email with my info and answer).

  25. Candice-The Book Diva
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:17:11

    I did the form above. Thank you, I’m enjoying this!

  26. Larisa
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:17:13

    Hoping!!!!

  27. alecia barnes
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:17:23

    [Redacted by Jane]

  28. Jessica
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:18:08

    Entered answer on form but confused about YOU MUST COMMENT ON THE POST TO ENTER. :)

  29. Sarah W
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:18:11

    Now if I read this book I will picture the hero as an adorable furry puppy.

  30. louise meddaugh
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:18:11

    the dog’s name is [Redacted by Jane]…….

  31. Anya Sandoval
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:18:14

    Awesome giveaway! Good luck!

  32. winnie
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:18:41

    Thanks for hosting this awesome contest! :)

  33. Lora Patten
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:19:04

    Oops, I should have said [Redacted by Jane] instead.

  34. Novel Reaction
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:19:10

    Great contest! Thanks!

  35. cynthia garcia
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:19:35

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!! I want that book lol….when will the winner be announced?

  36. Callie Cuddy
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:19:38

    I posted! Good Luck to all!

  37. Kat
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:19:59

    thanks! having fun :)

  38. Kaya H
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:21:44

    That is a cute puppy! This has been a fun morning!

  39. Dana Dillon
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:22:29

    What a cute puppy! His name and the name of the hero in the book is [Redacted by Jane]!

  40. Gail Nichols
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:23:18

    I filled out the form.

  41. Theresa N.
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:24:16

    Sweet puppy! Sweet scavenger hunt! Loving it!

  42. Jane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:24:44

    @Dana Dillon Please fill out the form.

  43. Jane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:25:02

    @Lora Patten Please fill out the form.

  44. Jessica Spinks
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:25:05

    @Jane:
    opps sorry about that. done, thanks.

  45. Sophia Rose
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:25:23

    The puppy was a cute scavenger hunt idea. Thanks for the posting and giveaway opportunity.

  46. Jane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:25:25

    @louise meddaugh Please fill out the form.

  47. Dana
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:25:59

    What a great giveaway! Thanks..

  48. Teri C
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:26:10

    this is a fun guess ;)

  49. Jane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:26:52

    @Jessica Where does it say that you must comment to win? I keep looking for that but I don’t see it.

  50. Jane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:27:14

    @Lora Patten The email is a confirmation email.

  51. Jane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:27:34

    @Jessica Meyers You just need to enter on the form.

  52. Marjorie
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:29:30

    I’m having a lot of fun with this contest – Hopefully I win something – if not good luck to everyone

  53. Lori T
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:30:08

    Nice give away…hope I win it.

  54. laura
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:30:38

    Awe cute puppy!
    Thanks for the scavenger hunt.

  55. library addict
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:31:09

    What an adorable puppy!

  56. Michelle Drew
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:31:50

    I’ve filled in the form – CUTE!!!! – not clear if we needed to comment, too. Having a blast finding all these new websites.

  57. Michele
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:31:53

    thanks for hosting… this has been a fun distraction during work :) and what a cute pup! cannot wait for my copy of the book to get here tomorrow

  58. Wendy
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:32:27

    Thanks for the contest!

  59. Fedora
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:34:09

    How adorable ;) Can’t wait to read these stories, too!

  60. Sarah
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:34:51

    The name of the puppy is Redacted By Jane!

  61. Jane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:36:28

    @Sarah That is a very odd name for a hero.

  62. Tammy L
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:36:56

    Hmmm I tried to send my answer but the page wont’ confirm :(

  63. Monica C.
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:43:19

    These contests are so exciting. :D

  64. Ridley
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:45:34

    (We are trying to be a little clever here by preventing the commenters from copying each other even though, lord knows, the answer is right here. Obvious. Apparent.)

    That didn’t seem to stop my dumb ass from going to Goodreads to look it up.

    Today’s theme is: “poor reading comprehension skills.”

  65. Jane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:48:03

    @Ridley *Cries*

  66. Janie
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:53:35

    So I did not know if I had to comment also? I did not see a form!!

  67. Kiesha
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:53:43

    Can’t wait to read them!!

  68. Jessica Meyers
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:56:34

    on avons page it says you have to comment. and thanks for letting know i needed to do the form, unfortunately i have vista and that does not allow windows mail so not this time :)

  69. Jane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:56:37

    @Janie: The form is in the post. Just enter your email address, select the name and hit submit.

  70. Jane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:58:04

    @Jessica Meyers: Email me your answer and I’ll input it manually.

  71. Jane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 15:06:36

    We had 334 entries and Random.org says that the winner is 225 who is Morgan Baby. The winner’s email address is provided to Avon and they should be in touch with you shortly. Go to SmartBitchesTrashyBooks.com for another great prize.

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