Nora Roberts Giveaway (Contest Closed)


No books, today, but we’ve got two cool Nora items up for grabs by  one lucky reader:  A cool messenger bag signed by Nora and (this is my personal fave) a baseball cap worn by Eve Dallas herself.  Okay, so Eve isn’t real, but if she were, this would be her cap.

To enter for your chance to win, all you need to do simply comment to this post by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 3rd.  Anyone with a mailing address in the U.S. or Canada is eligible to enter and win. (Sorry, international readers, but we’re picking up the postage for this one and international mail is expensive.  Seriously.) The winner will be notified by email on June 4th and the name posted here on the 5th.

And stay tuned in the weeks ahead. Big doings coming up ’round these here parts – including giveaways to die for.

- Sandy AAR

Harlequin’s More than Words + Giveaway!

more than words If, like me, you read a fair amount of Harlequin novels or you’ve ended up on the company’s mailing list, you’ve probably seen flyers in recent years touting Harlequin’s More than Words program and the annual anthology that goes with it. From the ad copy, I understood that Harlequin was putting out anthologies celebrating charitable work by women in their communities, but didn’t know much more than that. When I had a chance to chat about it via email with a publicist, I found out more and was very impressed by the work supported.

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The Debutante Ball – We Have a Winner!

First of all, thank you to everyone who commented with great reading suggestions, and thank you to all of the authors who donated books for the contest. We were very excited about this one and glad to be able to spread the word about good new authors.

Thanks to, we have a winner and it is KC who recommended Julie James’ debut novel, Just the Sexiest Man Alive. Congratulations!

-Lynn Spencer

The Debutante Ball – Special Valentine’s Day Giveaway

contest Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we wanted to put together a special romance giveaway for our readers. We have seen a lot of fabulous new authors making their debuts in the past couple of years. Seeing so many good new voices makes one very hopeful about the future of romance and we hope that these new authors will keep writing for many more years. Several authors whose debuts were published in the past two years have offered prizes for our prize basket this Valentine’s Day and we are very excited to offer it to you! One lucky winner will get a prize basket stuffed full of goodies that includes:

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RedEnvelope Winners

REDE_SignatureGiftBoxThanks, everyone, for the wonderful comments in the RedEnvelope giveaway.  I loved reading them and I’d bet anyone needing their faith restored in human nature feels the same way.

Jess W and elainec are the winners of our $50 RedEnvelope gift cards.

Here’s the good news for everybody who didn’t win:  I have more.  Look for additional giveaways throughout the next few months.

My thanks to RedEnvelope for the gift cards and to everyone who entered.  Reading your comments made my week.

- Sandy AAR

Giveaway News! (Contest Now Closed)

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Though we draw readers from around the world, this site is based in the United States and today is Election Day here in a number of states. So – we have a special little giveaway for you with not one, but two, prizes on the ballot.

First up, we have a copy of Keri Arthur’s latest release, Bound to Shadows, to give away. This is the eighth novel in the Riley Jenson series, which several of our reviewers have enjoyed in the past. If you haven’t read this series, you’re missing some good books!

And your other choice? We have 2 copies of The Untamed Bride by Stephanie Laurens for giveaway. Laurens has created her own world for her characters through the Cynster novels and the somewhat related Bastion Club. Now, with The Untamed Bride, she begins a new series called The Black Cobra Quartet. Though set in the same world as her previous books, these books can be read independently.

To enter, simply comment below and let us know which book you’re entering to win – or whether you’re entering for both. The Untamed Bride can be shipped to US, Canada and UK addresses only. However, Bound to Shadows can be shipped worldwide. This giveaway is open from now until 7:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 5, 2009, at which time I’ll turn things over to to get our winners. Many thanks to Keri Arthur and Stephanie Laurens for donating these prizes!

-Lynn Spencer

Meredith Duran giveaway winners!

duran First of all, thank you to everyone who entered our Meredith Duran book giveaway. You left some fantastic reading ideas in the comments. After assigning everyone one or two numbers based on the number of entries they had, the draw gave us two winners – Brandy and Margaret. Congratulations to you both! I hope you enjoy the book.

And many thanks to Meredith Duran for donating the books!

-Lynn Spencer

Meredith Duran Giveaway!

duran That’s right, folks! Meredith Duran has graciously offered a copy of her newest novel, Written on Your Skin, to two lucky winners here at AAR. To enter for your chance to win, just comment below. Given that this novel opens in Hong Kong, if you list your favorite romance set outside of England in your comment, your entry will count twice. The contest is open from July 31, 2009 until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, August 4, 2009. Good luck!

-Lynn Spencer