Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Free Giveaway Contest

What would you do? Would you drop everything and take a chance?
Life presents to Kristy a fabulous once in a lifetime opportunity to work in the Bahamas. If she decides to go for it, will it meet, exceed, or fall short of her expectations?

Sexy, handsome Dave is wary and jaded about women. He likes his life in the beautiful Bahamas where his romantic encounters are fast and fleeting. Gorgeous Kristy catches his eye but refuses to play by those rules. In fact she has studiously avoided men like him! David is intrigued by her resistance and so relentless in his pursuit, that much to her astonishment, Kristy finds herself agreeing to go out with him.

They end up having a sensational first date, but then it all turns to shambles. Could it be that David isn’t everything he appears to be? Could it be that Kristy isn’t everything David assumes her to be? Read Wrapped in a Rainbow to find out!

Brimming with luscious descriptions of Nassau and Paradise Island Wrapped in a Rainbow (Published by Club Lighthouse Publishing) is only $3.19 in Amazon’s Kindle store and is also available in paperback!


(5 Five star reviews)

Kori A. Gaff

This review is from: Wrapped in a Rainbow (Paperback)
Wrapped in a Rainbow is great summer reading/beach book. I think at some point everyone has felt the way Kristy feels at the beginning of the book. You go through her range of emotions with her. Though there are a couple of different times where Kristy reacted much differently (and better) than I would have. Delyse describes the places in the book with such detail that you almost feel like your right there on the beaches of Bahama's too. I also really loved that there wasn't a what happened next when the story was over. I really hate being left hanging when a book ends and it isn't part of a series, this book ties up the loose ends. If your looking for a light, fun read then Wrapped in a Rainbow is the book for you.

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This review is from: Wrapped In A Rainbow (Kindle Edition)
This story starts out in the beautiful city of Montreal,Quebec and then moves on to the incredible Caribbean. The main character Kristy is lovely but unaffected, likeable, and easy to identify with. David is not only good-looking but also possesses good character traits.I always enjoy a story where the two main characters don't fall in love with each other immediately and this one delivers just that. There are plenty of misconceptions and obstacles in their path to love.
We get to have a glimpse of what it's like in the Bahamas.The descriptions of scenery are vivid and the food sounds so delicious you could almost taste it!
This book is a light-hearted enjoyable read for anyone


Author Delyse Rodrigues-Trink currently lives with her family in Ontario, Canada. She has been writing since her high school days where she enjoyed twisting the suggested titles for compositions by teachers into something unexpected. She admits to being a bookworm, and in the summer she can’t wait to finish work and chores so that she can daydream and relax with a cool drink and a good book on the back deck. Her favourite genre to read is romance and she has always wanted to write one of her own. Wrapped in a Rainbow is that accomplishment. She is currently working on a mystery novel and also has plans to write a romantic suspense novel.


Delyse will be giving away three (3) copies in e-book format of her novel Wrapped in a Rainbow. The winners will be randomly selected from all entries.

The contest is open for one week (June 29th, to July 6th, 2010)

To enter you must send an email to
and answer the following question:

What is the name of the female friend that Kristy goes to the Bahamas with?

Hint-check the free sample at:

Good luck to all who enter and if you don't win it's still a great buy!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Brenda Novak's Release Party

WHITE HEAT will be out July 27th. To celebrate, Brenda is throwing a cyber-party!

Where? Twitter. If you're not on Twitter, definitely sign up so you'll be ready. It's easy. Click here to get started.
When? Wednesday, August 4th, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Eastern time.

What will be happening? You never know who you might meet. Brenda will be there chatting about the new book and anything else that comes up. Other authors will be joining her. Maybe even her agent and editor and members of her family. Also, she'll be giving away a bevy of prizes. You can win an iPad (she'll be giving away THREE), Borders and Barnes & Noble gift certificates, autographed copies of her backlist, jewelry, See's Candy, and other fabulous prizes. When you register, you will receive a "party pack" via snail mail that includes a $1.00 coupon for the book, your raffle tickets for the prizes, and other goodies -- so make sure you complete all the shipping information.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Maxinne Sullivan's June Contest

In celebration of my June Silhouette Desire, High-Society Secret Baby, I'm holding a contest. To go in the draw to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card plus the three books in my Australian Millionaires series, email me the correct answer to the following question by June 30th, when the winner will be drawn.

Q. What is the name of Cassandra's adopted sister in High-Society Secret Baby?

Book Description:

He'd done his late brother the ultimate favor and now Dominic Roth was paying the ultimate price. The tycoon could not declare Cassandra Roth's child his own - society could know the baby only as his niece. So when the opportunity arose for Dominic to lay claim to both mother and child, he played his cards.

Yet even as Dominic finally had the woman he'd secretly coveted, he knew he could not reveal their daughter's true parentage. For the billionaire daddy dared not risk destroying his tenuous hold on true happiness.

Anna Campbell - June/July 2010 - A Mammoth Contest!

I have a mini novella in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF REGENCY ROMANCE called 'Upon a Midnight Clear'. I loved writing this reunion story and I hope you'll love reading it!

To celebrate the release of THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF REGENCY ROMANCE (on 24th June in the UK and 27th July in the US), I'm giving away two signed copies! All you have to do is email me and name two authors other than Anna Campbell who have stories in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF REGENCY ROMANCE. You might find the answer in my June Latest News or on the publisher's website. The contest closes 31st July, 2010, and I'll draw the winner soon after that. As always, I won't share contact details but I will email you when I have a new book coming out. One entry per person please.

Full description for The Mammoth Book of Regency Romance

From some of the biggest names in Regency historical romance, this title includes 25 wickedly witty, lusciously romantic and sublimely sensual short stories. Stories replete with oversexed aristocrats, posturing courtesans and feuding dukes and duchesses tell of a beautiful lady awakened by a passion more powerful than anything she has ever known, one that could doom or save her; a disgraced rake who, given a final chance to redeem himself, discovers love has rules of its own; and, a luscious young beauty fed up with proper tea parties and elegant balls who disguises herself to enjoy a soiree of uninhibited pleasure. As the passion mounts, so do the complications...This title includes big name contributors such as Anna Campbell, Lorraine Heath, Barbara Metzger, Deborah Raleigh and Elizabeth Boyle.

Donna Alward's June Contest

This month's contest is for my newsletter subscribers! I have in my hands GORGEOUS copies of Mediterranean Men & Marriage (it really is very pretty!) and I'm giving a copy away. You'll get Hired: The Italian's Bride but you'll also get The Italian's Forgotten Baby by Raye Morgan and The Sicilian's Bride by Carol Grace! One of the copies was slightly damaged and it was a great excuse to keep one of my own to read - I'm reading Raye's right now!

If you haven't signed up for my newsletter, use the box above. I promise not to inundate your inbox with a lot of mail. Once you've signed up, I'll forward you the latest newsletter with details for entering.

Sign up for Donna's newsletter here

Christine Rimmer's June Contest

You can win autographed copies of CAT’S CRADLE and THE MIDNIGHT RIDER TAKES A BRIDE, two of my earlier books from Silhouette Desire. These are the stories of the Beaudine sisters, Cat and Adora.

Simply fill out the form by June 30th for your chance to win both books.

Good luck! Christine

All About Romance Contest

Our friends at Avon books are helping AAR celebrate our new look by putting together an extra special prize package for one lucky reader, including coveted ARCs of favorite authors and one from a historical romance debut author. It includes the following ARCs:

To enter

Susan Elizabeth Phillips June Contest

Susan is offering one lucky winner a signed trade paperback edition of HEAVEN, TEXAS


Jane Porter Contest

Jane will have a new book out in August, She's Gone Country. She is having a great contest for June with many ways to enter.

One lucky winner will receive a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, a signed copy of Easy on the Eyes, and a $10 Starbucks drink card for a whole lot of summer fun!

Enter here

Stella Cameron Contest

To celebrate last month's release of OUT OF SIGHT, Book 3 in the Court of Angels series, Stella is offering one lucky winner a copy of FACES OF A CLOWN.


See What the Carrington's are offering

To celebrate the paperback release of WORKING STIFF, the 4th title in our Sofie Metropolis series, we're offering up an Unabridged Audio copy (a $63 value) of the 2nd title DIRTY LAUNDRY

Enter here

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Night Owl Romance

The owner of this website is dedicated to romance and her website offers so many possibilities from reviews, interview to great contestts. Check them out here.

Kensington Books

Stop by Kensington Books and check out their authors and contests on both their home page and contest page. Home page

Dorchester Publishing - Authors Offering Contests

Over at Dorchester, see what's new, sign up for their newletter or see what authors are offering contests here

Hannah's List Contest at EHarlequin

Sign in to see the top 10 contest entries, and let us know which one you think deserves to win $10,000!

First things first: see if you're an instant winner of
Hannah's List!

Sign here to get started!

From Publishers Weekly

Macomber (Summer on Blossom Street) delves into a Seattle widower's pursuit of love in her hopeful latest. Hannah Everett dies at 36 of ovarian cancer, leaving behind a letter for her pediatrician husband, Michael Everett, to be opened on the first-year anniversary of her death. In it, she suggests he consider one of three women as his next wife: her cousin, chef Winter Adams; Leanne Lancaster, Hannah's divorced oncology nurse; and Macy Roth, a ditzy, animal-loving artist. As Macomber reveals each woman and how they react to Michael's sometimes halfhearted pursuit, the strongest personality is Macy, so it shouldn't be surprising where things head. Macomber's tale of getting on with life is charming enough, though Hannah's cancer battle is glossed over, and the conceit of Michael considering marriage so soon is a little unrealistic.

Product Description

My darling Michael, I know this letter will come as a shock to you….
On the anniversary of his beloved wife's death, Dr. Michael Everett receives a letter Hannah had written him.

In it she reminds him of her love and makes one final request. An impossible request—I want you to marry again. She tells him he shouldn't spend the years he has left grieving her. And to that end she's chosen three women she asks him to consider.
First on Hannah's list is her cousin, Winter Adams, a trained chef who owns a cafĂ© on Seattle's Blossom Street. The second is Leanne Lancaster, Hannah's oncology nurse. Michael knows them both. But the third name is one he's not familiar with—Macy Roth.

Each of these three women has her own heartache, her own private grief. More than a year earlier, Winter broke off her relationship with another chef. Leanne is divorced from a man who defrauded the hospital for which she works. And Macy lacks family of her own, the family she craves, but she's a rescuer of strays, human and animal. Macy is energetic, artistic, eccentric—and couldn't be more different from Michael.

During the months that follow, he spends time with Winter, Leanne and Macy, learning more about each of them…and about himself. Learning what Hannah already knew. He's a man who needs the completeness only love can offer. And Hannah's list leads him to the woman who can help him find it.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Carly Phillips Contest

Author Carly has all sorts of contests on her website and every Friday at Plot Monkey's.

Lucky You Contest

In an effort to invoke Lady Luck's success on the third and final book in my "Lucky" series, LUCKY BREAK, I'm reminding you to participate in part three of my on-going LUCKY YOU contest. It encompasses all three books in this series for readers who purchase them and gives you a chance to interact directly with ME!

Entries for the LUCKY BREAK part of the "Lucky You" contest can be submitted through October 16, 2009. Winners for this contest will be announced on October 31, 2009. For those of you who submitted stories to me for LUCKY STREAK, I say a very heartfelt "Thank You" and please remember to send in your stories for this new contest! Each time you enter, you're that much closer to being a potential Grand Prize winner or runner up! I can't wait to see your definitions of a LUCKY BREAK! Click here to see all winners from the LUCKY STREAK contest which will end September 15, 2009. To see the winners of the LUCKY CHARM series click here.

USE ONE LUCKY BREAK TO CREATE ANOTHER! In one page or less, tell Carly about the ultimate Lucky Break that changed your life... or the life of someone you know... or stretch your creative muscle and make up a story of the ultimate Lucky Break! Submit your “LUCKY YOU” contest entry of one page or less to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and remember to include your definition of a Lucky Break!

Christina Dodd's June Contest

Auth Christina Dodd is offering one lucky winner a copy of the above. To win ehter here.

Debbie Macomber June Contest

To Enter

The lucky grand prizewinner of Debbie Macomber's June contest will be able to wile away those lazy summer days reading six books from her beloved Blossom Street Series. In addition to THE SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET, A GOOD YARN, SUSANNAH'S GARDEN, BACK ON BLOSSOM STREET and TWENTY WISHES, the winner will also receive a paperback of last year's Spring hardcover, SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET (MIRA Books, May 2010). This lovely novel tells the story of Lydia Goetz's, the owner of A Good Yarn on Blossom Street, who offers a Knit to Quit class for people wanting to quit something—or someone!—and start a new phase of their lives.

This prize package is positively blooming with beautiful things including a decorative, porcelain pear and orange by Grasslands Road, a straw gardening hat and C.R. Gibson "All Things Grow With Love" ceramic trivet.

Two great prizewinners will each receive a Debbie Macomber novel.

The drawing will take place Thursday, July 1.

Author Lucy Monroe June Contest

Lucy will be offering a signed copy of THE SHY BRIDE, a CD titled Red by John Stevens, apple and cinnamon scented candle, red bath fizz, peppermint spice body splash, and a package of white rose-shaped soap pedals.

Details here

Red Hot Romance Contest at The Writing Playground

One winner will receive:

Four books to start the simmer

Whispers in the Dark by Kira Sinclair
Magnate’s Mistress…Accidentally Pregnant by Kimberly Lang
Last of the Ravens by Linda Winstead Jones
Worth Dying For by Beverly Barton
One book to heat you up

Heat Wave by Richard Castle
One book to cool you down

Ice by Linda Howard

Some Red Hots candy
Nail color appropriately called “Red Hot”
A red envelope photo holder
A red ball cap to shade your eyes
A “Love” towel to wipe away the perspiration
A “Hot Stuff” pillow for whatever
A roomy red tote to hold it all

Monthly contest rules and the fine print:

By entering this contest, you attest that: 1) you are over the age of 18; 2) you understand you will be added to the Playground News email newsletter; and 3) that we may list you by name and hometown on our website as the winner.

Only one entry per person per contest.

Contest runs from the first of the month until noon (CST) on the final day of the last month. The winners will be drawn that evening and notified by email. Winners’ names will be posted on the website the following day.

Prize can be shipped surface mail world-wide. The winner is responsible for any taxes or duties.

Decisions of the contest coordinator are final.

To enter, send an email with your name, snail mail address, and email address to Please include a note telling us how you found the Playground.


Stop over to author Kate Walker's blog for the details of her June contest.

Once again Michelle Reid and I have books out at the same time this summer and to celebrate we are running a joint contest to give you a chance to win a copy of each of these great new titles.

Dates: June 10th – June 30th

Prizes: There are two prizes of one signed copy of each of our new titles:

The Good Greek Wife? By Kate Walker

Mia’s Scandal by Michelle Reid

How to win

All you have to do is to answer this simple question: Name the two series that these new books are coming out in this summer (one series for each book)

You can find the answers on our web sites – or on my blog

Send the names of the two min-series to each author with Summer Sizzler Contest in the subject line of the message and you’ll be in with a chance of winning

Good Luck!

The closing date for entries is June 30th.

Tote Bags 'n Blogs June Contest

Author Sound Relations run a monthly contest. For the month of June they are offering:

June '10 Goodie Tote

Be My Valentine - Anthology
Bought: Destitute Yet Defiant - Sarah Morgan
Captive of Sin - Anna Campbell
Luke - Cheyenne McCray (arc)
Maverick - Lora Leigh (arc)
Queen of Diamonds - Barbara Metzger
Red - Jordan Summers
Sexy Beast VII - Kate Douglas
Taken by the Highest Bidder - Jane Porter
The Scilian Marriage - Sandra Marton
Town in a Blueberry Jam - B B Haywood

Please email me at with your full mailing address so I can get your package in the mail to you.

Thanks to everyone who's been so supportive. There's a new list of books to be won in this month's Goodie Tote. All you have to do for a chance to win is be an active participant on this blog - we just need to hear from you regularly. Lots of cool authors to talk to, loads of great books to win, plenty of fun to be had! Come join in the fun!

Win a Starbucks Card at Romance Author Buzz

A Q&A with author Angelique Armae and a chance to win a Starbucks card at Romance Author Buzz

June Contest at Romancing the Desert

Trisy Morey, Harlequin Presents author book from the Dark Heart Desert Men series
at Romancing the Desert, Sheikh books a blog for lovers of the sheikh genre.

June Contest at Marilyn's Romance Reviews

Over at Marilyn's Romance Reviews, Harlequin Presents author Lynne Graham's latest release.

Writerspace Author Contests

Writerspace is the home for over 550 authors, primarily romance and mystery, of the best fiction on the market today. Writerspace communities are familiar places for readers to gather, talk to each other, learn about releases and chat with authors.

Constest page at Writerspace.

Writerspace on Facebook

Fresh Fiction is a website dedicated to fiction, including book reviews, columns on writing, latest news, awards coverage, and more. They also have an entire section dedicated to Fresh Fiction Sweepstakes.

Fresh Fiction hosts dozens of sweepstakes every month. The sweepstakes are sponsored by various authors to promote their books. Books in every genre from spy thrillers to romance novels to fantasy and science fiction are the most frequent prizes. Some authors also award other prizes related to their books' themes, including chocolates, gift cards, emblazoned tote bags or t-shirts, and more.
Most of the giveaways on this site are simple sweepstakes, but there are frequent trivia contests as well.

Fresh Fiction website. Check out the their news, interviews, books as well.

Win a Book West of Mars

It's a place to find contests, meet authors or hear about new books.