Thursday, June 7, 2012

Shameless Summer Giveaway Hop ~ Day 1

Love Bites

Love Bites ~~  this one is SIGNED by all the other but Catherine Mann, who wasn't able to make it, but includes signed sticker w/ her signature! 

Anthology includes:
Love Unleashed by New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster
Smookie and the Bandit by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson
Dog Tags by USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann
Mane Haven by Jules Bennett
Molly Wants a Hero by Virna DePaul

                     
Issued as an e-Book, available in print only at Lori's Get Together!
June 1, 2012

Five of today’s hottest romance authors celebrate the special place animals hold in our hearts in one unforgettable new collection. From matchmaking parrots to proposing puppies, the animals in these enchanting stories are determined to lend a helping paw on the road to happily ever after. Don’t miss these never-before-published “tails” of couples whose pets give them a new leash on love!

So for the Day 1 Giveaway on the
Shameless Summer Giveaway Hop ~~
Just comment for a chance to WIN!


Anthologies ~~ do you like them?

Why or why not? 

What authors have you discovered in Anthologies that
you now auto buy? 

I'll tell you I've discovered some AMAZING authors this way ~
one of my very fav's is Cynthia Eden, who I discovered
because of my love for Shelly Laurenston. 
My first Nalini Singh was in an antho ~ same w/ Angela Knight.


47 comments:

  1. It's one of those love it/hate it for me. I love it because I get to try new author's work and hate it because it's alwasy too short.

    Thanks.
    kidsue99@yahoo.com

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  2. I usually get anthologies for just the series that iI already read and skip the stories I don't follow. The more series I read the more I go back and read the other stories in the anthologies.

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    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

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  3. I'm like Susan T. I have a love/hate relationship with anthologies. Love to read new authors but hate it when my favorite authors have a short story in an anthology.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win! <^_^>
    reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I do enjoy anthologies - sometimes it's just nice to get to the HEA that much faster. And I often find new authors reading anthologies.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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  5. I like anthologies where the stories are close to 100 pages or longer. I really am not a fan of short stories unless I know the characters from a series so I have a lot of background info. from that.

    I can't name a specific author and I don't have ANY auto buys, but most of the authors I then follow are probably Kensington Brava authors. I think one of them was Shelley Laurenston.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  6. Anthologies are a neat way to sample new authors. Really it is how I found karen Marie Monings and Lori Handeland. I sampled their stories and had to find the rest of the books.

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  7. I love anthologies because the stories are usually short enough to get one in when you don't have time for a full length book and you need your reading fix! I know I have discovered new authors because of them too, but I'm finding it hard to name them now! :)

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  8. I love anthologies because it is a bunch of different authors in one book. I also sometimes get disappointed in the short stories due to you get into them and then they end. Lori Foster is one my favorite authors.

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  9. I do like anthologies but they can be too short also. Sometimes you just need a little more. I also like them for finding new authors, in fact, I think I discovered Lori Foster through an anthology.

    DeniseB

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  10. I love anthologies. I've read many, really love when they are about family members or friends. Lora Leigh is an author that I was introduced to that I buy almost all if her books.
    I love the fact that "Love Bites" proceeds go to the Animal Adoption Foundation if Hamilton, Ohio. A no kill shelter for cats and dogs.
    This is a great contest I love all the authors and having their signatures in the book puts it over the top.
    Good luck everyone.
    lorimeehan1@aol.com

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  11. I love anthologies. It is how I've found a LOT of the authors I currently read. I start with an anthology with one author I love and other authors I haven't read yet. That way I get one story that I'm totally invested in, but I get to try snippets from new authors. I love it!

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  12. I love anthologies too! I have been introduced to alot of new authors that way. My books to read list gets alot longer every time I read one, lol! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    alinaduffer AT hotmail.com

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  13. I have found many new authors to read from anthologies, so they have been a great thing. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. Anthologies are always too short, of course. lol But...it's a great way to get in a quick read with with several authors and maybe discover someone new :)
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    sandersknc@yahoo.com

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  15. Love, LOVE anthologies--I'm not sure how many authors I've added to the "follow" list this way! More recently, I added Eileen Wilks, Karen Chance, Yasmine Galenorn, AND Marjorie Liu, all from reading Inked. *happy sigh* :)

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

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  16. I like anthologies. Sometimes just in the mood for a shorter read.

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  17. I'm with most of you ~ sometimes I just want a short HEA ~ and there are times when an antho doesn't satisfy me, I want more...but the great part is that usually they are connected to series, so easy to go out and get MORE!

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  18. I love anthologies. It gives me the chance to read authors that I haven't read before and after I read a story of theirs I keep looking for more books. I discovered Susan Grant this way after reading Mysteria for Gena Showalter.

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  19. I love anthology reading. And animals on top of that. Pretty much make this perfect. Thanks for the give away. I will gladly buy a copy of this to win a pb copy. Love my paper books. Love Loris commitment to the animals. :-)
    lisakhutson (at) {cox} [dot]

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    1. I love animals in my books, too!
      They always add so much to the story.

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  20. I love anthologies!! I have found out about Jannelle Denison because I automatically bought 2 book anthologies because Lori Foster wase one of the 3 authors in books! Now I am hooked on her books as well as a few others!!

    melissalamb(at)musfiber(dot)com

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    1. Me, too, Melissa ~~ and Janelle is great!

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  21. I love lori foster and lora leigh....I like anthologies that way you can see if you like the way the author writes....:)

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  22. I love reading anthologies. Several stories and authors in one book is a great way to kill a lunch hour and find more authors to read. Lori Foster, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jacqulyn Frank, and Shelly Laurenston are a few of the auhors that I started reading through anthologies. This is a great give-a-way. Thank you!!!!

    bluedragons3333@gmail.com

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  23. I love reading anthologies. I save them for on the run reading, when I'm waiting at an appointment, or just waiting anywhere. I can't wait to read Love Bites. I'm a big supporter of my local SPCA and Best Friends in Utah. I love all animals, and can't wait to read the stories in Love Bites.

    They're also a great way to discover new authors that have become favorites. It's how I became a fan of Stephanie Bond, Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy, and many others I know I'm not thinking of.

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  24. I like anthologies. I usually read them for a book in a series that I am reading but I will read the other stories. I have become a fan of Erin McCarthy this way. Also a few others over the years that I can't recall now.

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  25. I'm not sure which authors I've discovered because of anthologies but I love them for quick reads and learning new authors.

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  26. honestly I can't think of any off the top of my head but I typically only buy anthologies that already have authors that I like. Oh I just thought of one.... Simone Anderson from the anthology His Hero

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    forettarose@yahoo.com

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  27. I adore anthologies! It is such a great way to introduce yourself to a new or new to you author. Plus you often find shorts from a series that you read or... teasers that drw you into a new series! There are SO many authors I have discovered this way! Angela Knight, Meljean Brook, Marjorie M Liu, Caridad Piñeiro, Eileen Wilks, Robyn Carr, Sherryl Woods, Maggie Shayne... oh my goodness, SO many!
    lavendersbluegreen(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. I adore anthologies, mostly because I sometimes prefer short stories or novellas to a 534-page behemoth.
    The best author I found that way was many years ago ... Lori Foster, in a two-fer with Jayne Ann Krentz ... they both are autobuys for me now. I started reading Donna Kauffman because of her anthology work with Lori. It's a chain reaction.

    I first came across Nalini Singh and Lora Leigh and Angela Knight through anthologies.

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  29. I have quite a few anthologies and love the fast read of them. I have been able to be open to many new authors through anthologies.
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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  30. Oh, Mollie ~~ I LOVE that antho w/ JAK & Lori Foster!! I still have my original copy around here somewhere! The Private Eye??

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  31. To be honest I am more a full novel reader but sometimes I know I don't have a lot of time and that is when I enjoy anthologies.
    I just went through my list of must-have-authors (which is quite long) and was surprised that I did not really start buying books from new authors because of their anthologies. Some caught my attention for a while (Patricia Briggs, Mary Janice Davidson, Eileen Wilks,...) but they did not keep it.

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    1. Yeah, I'm going to agree w/ you on those authors. But one that DID keep my attention in that same category is Angela Knight ~ discovered her ages ago in Secrets antho (did you ever read those?) and still love her to this day.

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  32. I love anthologies because it gives me a chance to check out my favorite authors and get introduced to new authors at the same time. I love love love Virna DePaul and have be introduced to some amazing authors from her :)

    demonic_x_wrath@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm just discovering Virna after meeting her and listened to Shades of Desire this week. I LOVED it, and now want the next book ~~ NOW! I'll have to get more ~ thanks!

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  33. I like anthologies for a couple of reasons. The first is it gives favorite authors a chance to give secondary characters their HEA. Second, it gives me a chance to sample new-to-me authors!

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  34. Its also a love/hate thing for me. Sometimes the story is flowing really well and all of a sudden things move to fast at the end.
    On the flip side if the story just isn't grabbing me its over quickly.

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  35. I like anthologies to find new to me authors and for bed time, so that I am not as tempted to stay up all night reading, LOL.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Exactly!! I work long hours during the week ~ and if I'm really loving a book I will not get ANY sleep. So I love to read antho's and shorts during the week. Perfect work week reading!

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  36. I love anthologies. I have found many new authors by reading them. I love when the secondary characters that I fall in love with can get their own story.

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  37. I usually like anthologies, especially if the stories are original ones, and not part of a long series of books. Nothing bothers me more than having one of the stories be book # 13.5 in the series (and from an author I've never read, no less!).

    If I buy an anthology, it's usually because I read many of the books from one of the authors on the cover, but I usually end up reading all the stories.

    I'm a big fan of animals so I would love to win this book. Very cute cover.

    stephlrxod (AT) gmail (Dot) com

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  38. I have found some wonderful authors through anthologies! Some of the bigger ones are a bit hit and miss but when you have one that has 5 or less authors it almost always gives you one hell of a ride ;)

    sionedkla@gmail.com

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  39. I am all in favor of anthologys as it is a great way to be introduced to new authors you may otherwise not have tried.
    Would love a chance to try these authors as I will be honest not heard of a couple of them.
    Thankyou for the chance.

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  40. Anthologies are great reads for those who haven't read romances before. Also, I like how some authors use anthologies to write a secondary character's story that isn't long enough for a full length novel. And one more reason anthologies are awesome is that you can read several authors in one sitting....LOL

    koonie2888@yahoo.com

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  41. I like them as I "find" new authors- if there ARE left that S. Andersen hasn't "pimped" for! And sometimes you just have time for a short story. So... LIKE! But not all the time...

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