Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Blog Hop ~ Win $10 GC & LOTS more!!

 
 
It's another year over! Can you believe it? Well we authors, readers, and bloggers sure can't. And to celebrate the New Year with bang, we're going crazy and sending out so many prizes, fun parties, experiences, and other goodies, that it's a bit scary. Each author has a favorite New Year memory, book, idea, or way to party and we're going to show you! Can't wait to see you January 1st - 6th!

So, this is hard more me ~ there were a lot new to me authors I discovered this year, and lots of books that think ranked right up there with incredible.  Sitting here contemplating how the heck can I possible pick just ONE as my favorite of the year?
You know what, I can't.  No way. 
So I'm just going to share a few of my favorite reads & listens for the year ~
and give you a chance to win a $10 GC to Amazon so you can buy
your own!!
All you have to do to be entered is follow & comment
<be SURE to leave your email in the comment!>
 
Thief of Shadows (Maiden Lane, #4)     
Adored this book ~ hero is SO
not your average hero, yet I loved
him from page 1!
 
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet: Charley Davidson, Book 4 | [Darynda Jones] 
This is a series I listen to exclusively ~ and while every book has been full of AWESOME, this book was the BEST yet.  Charley is coming into herself ~ and while you might read reviews about the humor & snark, this is a very emotional and deep series.  If you haven't read/listened to the, you are SO missing out!
 
Forged in Fire (Red-Hot SEALs, #1)
I read this when it first came out, as a self published ~ and AGAIN when Montlake rereleased it.  I think I liked it even better the 2nd time around. 
If you're a Linda Howard fan of old, oh YEAH, you're gonna love this author...just wish she'd write FASTER!!
 
 
 
Thriller 3: Love Is Murder | [Sandra Brown (Editor)]
And THIS, well because there wasn't a story in it that wasn't at the very least good ~ and most were excellent.  It actually got me started on several new to me authors ~ They're very short stories, but each one is satisfying in it's own way. 
And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.
So, go forth and ENTER to WIN A $10 GC to Amazon!!
But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!



Now what are those prizes?



1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $300 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!
 
Be sure to stop by ALL the Blogs for LOTS of
Chances to WIN!!! 
 
Good Luck!!
And Happy New Year!! 
 
 
 
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71 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Melissa!!! Thanks for the great recommends and prizes!


    taccb_1981@yahoo.com

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  2. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop and Happy New Year.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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  3. Thank you for the giveaway. Happy New Year.
    email follower

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. Happy New Year! To continue to lose weight is my resolution.
    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  5. Thank you for the chance!

    Kassandra
    sionedkla@gmail.com

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  6. Happy New Year!

    aircdrewood(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Happy New Year!
    t.abule (a) yahoo (dot) com

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  8. Happy New Year! Thanks for the chance.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  9. Thanks for the great hop.Happy New Year! loved finding new books to love.

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.comI

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  10. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  11. Thanks so much for a great beginning to a New Year. I too had lots of great reads this past year. Looking forward to this year's reads.
    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. As I sit here, my husband is working on what we want to do this year...take a real family vacation. We have been married for 15 years and haven't taken the kids anywhere. Many reasons why, but this year, we are changing that. Looking for a pet friendly cabin for a week's vacation. We will do it.
    Best of luck in your goals and Happy New Year.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  13. Happy New Year
    No resolution here
    mrsbrinius at comcast dot net

    thanks

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  14. Thanks so much for the chance!

    No major resolutions, but I want to try to attend comic con this year :)

    Thanks again and have a great new year!

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  15. Yep, it's not an easy task to choose just one favorite.

    Happy new year :)
    bedsidelightATgmailDOTcom

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  16. I don't make resolutions ;) Thanks so much.
    Lori
    lorih824@yahoo.com

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  17. It's wonderful to start the new year with a chance to win a book! I want to discover new authors to add to my reading list!Merci beaucoup!!

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  18. super kewl giveaway, thanks for participating! My resolution is to read more!
    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

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  19. My only resolutions are to be more organized and try to eat better for my health.

    Thanks for being a part of the blog hop!

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

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  20. Happy New Year! Thanks for introducing your followers to so many great books & authors in 2012!
    My resolution this year is to FOCUS!

    harlan_michelle at yahoo dot com

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  21. Thanks for sharing your favorite books. I'd love to spend more time with my extended family in the new year

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  22. I don't usually make resolution, just goals. Nothing unusual that I can think of. This year my goal is to land a full time position teaching.
    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

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  23. I just have one and that is try and quit smoking.

    Dawna N.

    GFC-BLHmistress

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. No resolution, there is no point because I never keep them...
    Thanks a lot for the awesome giveaway!

    celine.guissart@gmail.com

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  25. Thank you for the giveaway

    GFC follower-- Bones

    chelseawoodring at hotmail dot com

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  26. Happy New Year!

    ~*Drea*~
    dreabecraft(@)aol.com

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  27. no resolutions or traditions this year for me, hubby and I just plan to live one day at a time and hope karma come back around and returns the love.

    Happy New years

    mrsqueentutt@gmail.com

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  28. Join the gym and stick with it! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!!!!! I can't wait for all the new books that will be coming out in 2013!

    readingdiva@ymail.com

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  29. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO WRITER'S AND READER'S ALIKE! I'm going to lose #25. and then I will pick and new goal and than another and so on.

    Judy
    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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  30. Thanks for participating in the hop.
    wendy.pogrant@yahoo.com

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  31. +1 for Elizabeth Hoyt's Thief of Shadows! That's also one of my favorite reads for 2012! (Very excited for the next book in her Maiden Lane series. ^_^)

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    Happy 2013!

    - Tin (khriscc at yahoo dot com)

    I follow via GFC (Tin Ong)

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  32. Those books sound great..I will be checking them out...not sure which one first though. This year I hope to walk and stnd more than 5 min...also to actually cook all those recipes I have been holding onto. Hope your new year is full of warm memories and wisdom
    peach_hugs@yahoo.com

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  33. Elizabeth Hoyt is awesome. FACT

    Happy New Year!

    anasmithblue@gmail.com

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  34. Thanks for hopping!! I love Elizabeth Hoyt!! Gotta add that on to my TBR list!!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  35. Thanks for being part of the hop... You can never go wrong with an Elizabeth Hoyt book... I love her books... Hope you have a great 2013

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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  36. GFC Cassandra Hicks
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  37. Thanks for the hopping!
    Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!
    movie1997 at live dot it

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  38. OMG...Elizabeth Hoyt is one of my favorite authors. Seriously, have you read Scandalous Desires? Happy 2013. Love the hop.

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  39. Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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  40. love Elizabeth Hoyt's books, am looking forward to the upcoming release
    gamistress66 (at) aol (dot) com

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  41. Elizabeth Hoyt does write really good books ;) 2013 has quite a few releases that I am very much anticipating!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    readsalot81(@)hotmail(dot) com

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  42. Elizabeth Hoyt is a new to me author but it looks intriguing!

    nikki.t.23@gmail.com

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  43. Happy New Year! :)

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. Happy New Year & Big Hugs
    I totally agree with Darynda Jones's series. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Charley.
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

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  45. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

    dita(dot)skarste(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. I have read so awesome books this year too, but don't think I could list them all...LOL
    I have also hooked some friends on several authors.. I am so good....
    Happy New Year
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  47. I made a goal to be kinder to myself this year. I often do things for other people to the detriment of myself.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

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  48. Thanks for participating in the hop. I followed via GFC and I also read Trish McCallan this fall and have book two on pre-order all ready!

    Happy New Year! theresa.esterline@gmail.com

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  49. My goal for 2013 is to be more active. I didn't follow through on my 2012's.
    GFC Follow
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  50. I don’t make New Years resolutions anymore. I am going to try to pay off at least one of the credit cards this year. Wishing good things and much success for you in 2013. Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  51. No resolutions but I do plan to read more books this year than I did last year.
    Thank you for participating in the New Year Blog Hop!
    Best Wishes in 2013
    uilani25 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  52. Happy New Year!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  53. Thank you for the chance to choose! :) Happy New Year!

    tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

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  54. I don't bother with resolutions anymore.
    Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  55. Happy New Year,thanks for the giveaway.

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. Happy New Year to you!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  57. My best book or I should say books are The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day. That's not to say that I haven't read some amazing books in 2012! To many to name. I think I had an amazing year with reading in 2012. Everything else not so much...
    gatormaryd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. Happy New Year!
    bones_mcp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. I'd like to buy a house in 2013. Thanks for participating! katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. I want to start eating healthier this year.
    Thanks for the chance and Happy New Year!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  61. Happy New Year to all and thanks for the hop.
    jkgf27@verizon.net

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  62. Hi! Happy New Years! Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! I love these hops! I always meet new authors, reconnect with old ones and my TBR list grows by leaps and bounds! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. I enjoyed Elizabeth Hoyt's book very much too. Happy New Year!
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  64. I love charley looking forward to the next one thanks for the hop
    myboo63@hotmail.com

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  65. Happy New Year!
    staceyprice(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. Thanks for the great hop & Happy 2013! I follow you now;
    hopping on! LOL!
    Deethomas291 at gmail dot com

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  67. Thank you very much for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
    I wish you a very Happy New Year!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  68. Follow publicly via GFC, Michelle Tucker (the pic w/the frog)
    Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop. Hope you have an awesome 2013!
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

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  69. Happy new year, ;-)
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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  70. Thanks for the giveaway!

    amnell(dot)khalan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. Happy New Year.

    Sue
    sue_holston@hotmail.com

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