Monday, December 04, 2006

Contest Ten

Ten Things to Enter and Win for the Holidays

1. Access Romance is having a whopping 31 straight days of giveaways during the month of December; see contest schedule page for prizes and more details, various deadlines.

2. Author Anna Campbell is giving away an ARC of her next release, Claiming the Courtesan, on her web site contest page. To win, you have to e-mail her the names of the hero and heroine from the book by December 31st (answer is on her books page.)

3. Our blogpal Jean at Rantings and Ravings of an Insane Writer is once more generously giving away a stack of very cool books. And one by me, too. To enter, make up a brief story using words from the titles of the giveaway books and post in comments (read complete details at her place.) Deadline to enter is 8 pm Central US time on Wednesday, December 6th.

4. Over at her newly redesigned, ultraslinky, anything-but-Blah blog, Alison Kent is giving away four of her interlinked novels. To win, leave a comment about your Christmas decorations. Alison will pick her winner on Wednesday, December 6th, at 8:00 p.m.ish central.

5. The Literary Chicks are giving away a prize basket worth $200. Looks like you have to e-mail answers to a list of blog-related questions to enter; winner's name will be drawn on December 20th.

6. Takin' Chances for the Holidays is only one of the books author Monica Jackson is giving away over at her web site. To enter, send her a letter that rings her holiday bells on the linked form with the subject line of Holiday Contest Entry (I love that.) Deadline: not specified, probably December 31st (but I will e-mail and ask and update the post.)

7. For the next twelve days, Paperback Writer (why, that would be me) is giving away The 12 Very Cool Books for December, starting with the mass market release of Talyn by Holly Lisle. To win, all you have to do is leave a comment to giveaway post as usual. For more details, stop in back here tomorrow.

8. Angel with Attitude author Michelle Rowen is giving the winner of her December contest a $50 gift certificate to either B& or; to enter simply fill in the form here to sign up for the contest and her newsletter by midnight EST on December 31st.

9. Mary Stella is putting her money where her mouth is by giving away five copies of Lori G. Armstrong's Hallowed Ground. All you need do to win is leave your e-mail in comments to the post (or e-mail your addy to Mary); she'll be picking her winners on December 8th.

10. The ladies over at WriteMinded are having twelve days of daily giveaways from December 4-15; see blog for details and deadlines.

If you are holding a book giveaway at your web site or blog for the holidays and want to post a link in comments, please do.


  1. I just read Holly Lisle's I See You and I loved it. I've just added most of her stuff to be to be bought pile.

    One of my groups is having a Christmas Contest.

    Ten prizes in all, i think...

  2. Anonymous12:29 AM

    OoOoO...I've been very interested in reading some of Holly Lisle's fantasy for a while now. I See You is on my TBR pile, Shiloh. Your recommendation may have pushed it up a bit. =)

    I love give-aways. Thanks for posting this, PBW! I love the new quote by e.e. cummings.


  3. I so enjoy coming in here everyday to see what is going on.

  4. Buy Claiming the Courtesan everyone! Anna is a fellow Romance Writer of Australia mate and it's a great book!

  5. Thanks, PBW, for publicising my contest! I want that ARC to go to a worthy home. Happy Holidays. Oh, and Keziah, thanks to you too!

  6. Thanks ;-)

    I run regular draws for signed copies of my novels (Hal Spacejock 1 or 2 at this stage) right here. Worldwide airmail included, so I don't care where people live.

  7. I love free stuff!! These contests make my little giveaway seem insignificant. I'm going to share this info on my blog -- contests are a blast.

  8. Anonymous7:32 AM

    Books!! Yay! Just one more reason to love December. Consider me entered for Talyn. :-D I hope you had a productive weekend, PBW!

  9. Lleeo said

    I See You is on my TBR pile, Shiloh. Your recommendation may have pushed it up a bit. =)
    I've read her earlier fantasy and loved them, Lleeo.

    I see you is one of the best romantic suspenses I've ever read.

  10. Talyn is on my shopping list! I've been waiting for the paperback.

    And I've just posted my current book giveaway in my blog, the Beginnings anthology. My contribution to the anth. is linked to my PBW ebook freebie. : )

  11. Anonymous9:50 AM

    One I spotted: Rosina Lippi is giving away another pile o'books at her blog ( and she always has really good ones in the pile. :)


  12. Hmmm... free stuff.
    I wonder what on my desk I could give away... thanks for all the updates though on free things. Around the holidays, free is always good.

  13. I'm giving away 4 Christmas Beanie Babies in December--directions to enter are on my blog : )

  14. As someone who loaned her lovely hardcover copy of Talyn to a "friend" (why oh why do I never learn?) who has now disappeared from the face of the earth, I would dearly love to win your giveaway this time.

    Thanks for doing this! And thanks for picking this particular book! Holly's recent post, "Selling to the net" left me heartbroken (that such a wonderful book might simply die), scared (for my future career [??]) and angry (if this is not wilful stupidity, I don't know what is).

  15. I've read Holly's "I See You" and it was great!

  16. Thanks for the consolidated information. Looks like fun!

    Anna-how would you define worthy home? Will work hard to meet your standards.

  17. Anonymous12:32 PM

    Absolutely ditto Wendelin's second paragraph. :(

    I have my copy of Talyn set aside at the bookstore, but another one for a gift wouldn't hurt. :)

  18. Thanks for mentioning our Writeminded contest! :)

  19. Little Lamb Lost, I'm sure you'll be fine if you get to take my ARC home. Just give it a little bit of affection and don't lock it away in the dark. Don't let it run around with bad boys and party too much. Hmm, that sounds a bit dull. Forget that last bit! Happy Holidays!

  20. I'm running two contests for giveaways this month: The one Shiloh mentioned and the other one is for a print book and a Barnes & Noble gift card.

    Happy Holidays!

  21. Wow, so many books are on my TBR list and now I think I'll be adding to it. These look like great contests!

  22. Anonymous4:02 PM

    I'm giving away 2 copies of my latest book, Stepping Up to the Plate (scheduled to be released next week). All who enter will receive a free exclusive excerpt from the novel.

    Warning: It's gay romantic fiction so keep that in mind.

    If you're interested, ENTER TODAY!

  23. Count me in for the contest. I've tried all year and not won once. Hope the holidays prove lucky for me ;-).

    Wishing you all a very blessed Holiday season. And PWB - you rock!! Keep up the great work.

  24. Thank you for the mention and links. Lots of good contests going on. Gook luck, everyone.

  25. I would love to win Talyn. I looked for it at Hasting's and couldn't find it. After reading Holly's post about the travails of a midlist author, I would like to help her out.

  26. Thanks for posting. Lots of fun places for me to visit!

  27. This is a great round-up list!

    I'm hosting a "Pay it Forward" contest on my site this week...see the details here.

  28. Lots of Awesome Contest going on, I love it and entered a bunch more
    Thanks Everyone for the links

  29. I have a contest in the back of my latest Samhain book, to be released 12/12

    but the contests that really rock are over at Sandy Blair and Jessica Trapp websites.

    Sandy's giving away an all expense paid trip to RT.

    Jes is giving away $500 gift certificate. (actually two $250 certificates)

  30. You can win a signed hardcover copy of KISS HER GOODBYE (due out in February) by entering via my website at

    Entries will be accepted until Jan. 15, then all the names will be thrown in a hat and a winner chosen.

    Hell, if I'm feeling generous, there might even be TWO winners...

  31. Love your e.e. cummings quote.

    Almost as much as I love the links to all these giveaways.

  32. Anonymous3:59 PM

    The Countdown to Christmas Contest is going on now until Christmas Eve... 24 e-books to be given away plus Bath and Body Works coupons to newsletter members. Details on how to enter and win at


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