Thursday, July 18, 2013

Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop (INT) - with updated information!

Welcome to my stop on the Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop, sponsored by Insatiable Reads.

This giveaway hop is running from July 18 to 21 and Insatiable Reads has an amazing pool of prizes for the whole hop:

There are Two Grand Prizes:
#1 is a Kindle Fire
#2 is a $50 gift certificate

**The winners are being selected from the comments on the blogs participating in the hop. Comment with your email address.** 

For the entire month of July, Insatiable reads is also giving away a Loaded Kindle Fire 4G HD 8.9" 32gb -- you can Enter this giveaway through Rafflecopter. Click here.

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What can you win from my stop? I'm offering a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a book from The Book Depository for up to $10.

But first --

Summer in the Philippines actually starts in April and ends in June, so while the Western Hemisphere is now enjoying their summer breaks, my kids and I are actually back in school already. ^_^

I had a really fun summer of traveling with my family and I had more free time, which means more reading done. So here's my summer summary:

I discovered new authors: Shana Galen has always been on my reading radar. Since it was vacation, I had a bit more time to read and was able to pick up a copy of When You Give a Duke a Diamond, the first book in her Jewels of the Ton series. Long story short? Loved the book and now I love the author. I'm following the series now and have bought the second book (If You Give a Rake a Ruby). Just clearing my reading sked and will get into it soon. ^_^

I also had the pleasure of reading Emma Locke's debut novel, The Trouble with Being Wicked. I loved that Emma's heroine wasn't a young, fresh-faced, innocent miss but a seasoned courtesan -- and her approach to bringing about a romance between her hero and heroine was very refreshing.

Finally, I stumbled upon Susanna Fraser during her blog tour for An Infamous Marriage. I followed the tour faithfully and became more and more intrigued by the premise and by the excerpts and features she posted. I tried and tried and tried to win a copy of the book -- when the tour ended, and I didn't win, I just went ahead and bought the book. (And it was worth it.) When I finished reading it, I went ahead and got her two previous books (The Sergeant's Lady and A Marriage of Inconvenience) -- yes, I have a massive TBR pile and, yes, I dream of one day reading through the whole thing.

I read the latest installments to series that I follow: I have loved Sophia Nash since the first book in her Widow's Club series and I have enjoyed every book in her Royal Entourage series. The latest book, The Duke Diaries had a wonderful mix of humor and heart.

Elizabeth Hoyt released Lord of Darkness, book 5 in her amazing, amazing Maiden Lane series. After I read one of Elizabeth Hoyt's books, it usually takes me a few days to digest what I've just read and another few days to figure out a review for it. Her writing is masterful and her vision/concept for the Maiden Lane series is so original and trailblazing and so, so exciting!

Lastly, I read Beverley Kendall's e-novella, Those Nights in Montreal (now retitled: All Over You and is freeon Amazon and all major etailers). I love Beverley Kendall's historical romances and when she announced that she was writing a New Adult series, I had to break my rule (I only read historical romances) and read it. And I enjoyed them a lot. So now, I follow one NA series -- and it's this one by Beverley Kendall. ^_^

How goes your summer? I hope you've found some interesting reads. ^_^

* * * * Now for the good stuff * * * *
(thank you for patiently reading through this)

*This giveaway is via Rafflecopter and is open to International Readers.
*This giveaway will run until July 21.
*One entry per household per IP.
*Rafflecopter will select 1 winner:

Who will receive either a $10 Amazon Gift Card
1 book of their choice from Book Depository (max value $10)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hop on to the other blogs! Enjoy!


  1. Yay, thank you for the giveaway! The summer passes so quickly.. I'm trying to read as much as I can :)

  2. Summer should always be about books! Thanks for the new authors, I'm off to check them out right now. :)


    My Bromance to Romance Hop Contribution

    Xakara at Xakara dot com

  3. Hi!

    Thanks for dropping in and enjoy the rest of the hop!

    Agree that summer is the best time to find new authors and enjoy good books!

    Have a great day!

  4. Summer here is comfortably hot and not the scorching one 2 years ago. I haven't been reading much though.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  5. I love hearing when others have their summer, mine is going good so far. I have read some good books so far this summer.

    Rafflecopter Name Dawna Newman


  6. I love Shana Galen too, try Courtney Milan & Shelly Thacker if you've not. They are really good,

  7. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    dixiedukegurl2 AT yahoo DOT com

  9. Thanks a bunch for the hop/giveaway! Kyla Patton- kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

  10. Thanks!

    jess820 at gmail dot com

  11. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  12. I love finding new to me authors.


  13. I have added a lot of new authors to my TBR with ths hop. Thanks for sharing the awesome giveaways. evamillien at gmail dot com

  14. Thanks for participating
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  15. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  16. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway and for participating in the hop!!


  17. I love finding new to me books to keep me busy this summer. Definitely on my summer reading list.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  18. My to-read list just keeps getting bigger with these hops, but I'll eventually read everything on it.

    dragon5174 at gmail dot com

  19. My TBR mountain grows ever larger this Summer!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  20. Thanks for the giveaway. I also loved When You Give a Duke a Diamond.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  21. My summer has been pretty good so far staying busy and reading as often as possible. Thank you so much for being a part of this hop and for giving me the opportunity to win! usmcwifey1(at)live(dot)com

  22. Thank you for the book recommendations. :)
    I have enjoyed several so far this summer.
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

  23. Hi! Thank you for the fun hop and giveaway! :)

  24. Thanks for the giveaway.



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