Saturday, June 23, 2012

Pay It Forward Giveaway Hop (International)

This event is being hosted by Roofbeam Reader and Shooting Star Mag and the idea is
to share "a book, author, or item which you believe deserves more attention, thus “paying it forward” to your readers and the author/product who you are promoting." (from the Pay It Forward Giveaway Hop post on Roofbeam Reader's blog.)

For this giveaway, I'd like to share one author, one novel, and one blog:

The author I'd like to feature is Courtney Milan.  Three months into opening my blog, I had a readership of two (me and a friend).  Courtney Milan happens to be one of my favorite authors and one of my earliest reviews was for her novel, Unraveled.  I read it, enjoyed it thoroughly and wrote my review of it.

Then the most amazing thing happened:  Courtney Milan blurbed me! -- That was probably the most happiest, most awesome moment of my life. ^_^

She's currently working on a new series, The Brothers Sinister and she introduced the series with an e-novella, The Governess Affair.

It's a wonderful e-novella and has one of my favorite heroines for 2012.

This will be followed by The Duchess War, which will be available late Summer 2012.  The rest of series will be released late 2012 to early 2013.

To find out more about Courtney Milan and her books, visit her website. She's also on Facebook.

The novel I'd like to share is Ruined by Rumor written by Alyssa Everett.

Love Saves the World is a young blog and I consider myself to still be in the baby stages of blogdom. I'm excited for every milestone that my blog experiences: my first comment, my first follower, my first giveaway, etc.

Ruined by Rumor is the first ARC that I received. I had requested about 3 and was promptly rejected by 2 of them, but Carina Press was kind enough to allow me to read Alyssa Everett's debut* novel.

It's an amazing story and I felt grateful to Carina Press for allowing me an early view of such a great work.

When the book was released, I was going to buy myself a copy but, I decided that I would, instead, share the joy of reading this book with another reader. I've just been waiting for an opportunity to do so and I am glad that I stumbled upon this giveaway hop, which is an excellent chance for me to say "thank you" to Alyssa Everett.

To find out more about Alyssa Everett, visit her website. She's also on Facebook.

Finally, I'd like to share Leah's blog: White Sky Project. Leah offered a really great prize during one of her giveaways, a chance for a feature on her blog. I won it and was so excited to do my first guest blogpost. ^_^

My favorite feature on White Sky Project is T-Shirt Thursday where she highlights t-shirt designs that she's found online.

*This giveaway is via Rafflecopter and is open to International Readers
*One entry per household, per IP address.
*This giveaway will run until June 30.
*Rafflecopter will select two (2) winners:
1 winner will win an e-copy of Ruined by Rumor by Alyssa Everett (via Kindle only)

1 winner will win an e-copy of The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan (via Kindle or Smashwords)

Click here to read my review of Ruined by Rumor.
Click here to read my review of The Governess Affair.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hop on to the other bloggers and read about how they are "paying it forward":

Linky List:

  1. Roof Beam Reader (Int)
  2. Shooting Stars Mag (Int)
  3. Karen White Audiobooks (USA)
  4. BookHounds (USA)
  5. BookHounds YA (USA)
  6. Jinky is Reading (Int)
  7. Abel G. de la Cruz (UK)
  8. Noble Valerie (USA)
  9. There's A Book (US/Canada)
  10. Life as a Spaz (Int)

  1. Tales of an Intrepid Pantster (USA)
  2. Leeswamme's Blog (Int)
  3. The Lupine Librarian (USA)
  4. Sweeping Me (USA/CAN)
  5. Kristen Pelfrey Writes (USA)
  6. Love Saves the World(Int)
  7. Reading With a Broken Heart (Int)
  8. Book Addict (Int)
  9. Cheryl Rainfield (Int)
  10. Candace's Book Blog (Int)


  1. Thanks so much for participating in the Pay it Forward giveaway hop!

    Good luck to all the entrants!

  2. First blurb and first ARC, eh? That's awesome Tin, especially that Milan quoted one of your earliest posts. I remember when I first stumbled upon Netgalley. I thought it was amazing that I could request a review copy like the pros ;).

  3. thanks for the chance..wish i win ^^

  4. Thank you so much for the mention! You're awesome! :)




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