Archive for the ‘Contests’ Category

Enter to Win a New Kindle 3 from AAR (Contest Closed)

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Kindle3We’ve got a brand new Kindle 3 Wi-Fi to give away this week to one lucky reader, courtesy of AAR.

The Kindle is the most popular product in Amazon’s history and, as someone who loves her Kindle 3, it’s easy to see why.  So, if you’ve been wanting a Kindle 3, but find yourself not quite ready to shell out the bucks, this is your chance.

Entering is easy.  All you need to do comment to this post by 11:59 pm on Thursday, January 6th.

A few caveats apply:  Please comment only once.  Due to high postage costs, this giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. The winner will be chosen at random and notified by email on Friday morning January 7th.  The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the notification email and claim the prize.  After that on Saturday, January 8th a new winner will be chosen.  That winner will also have 24 hours – and so it will go until we have a winner. So, if you enter, please remember to check your email on Friday morning.

Good luck to all!

– Sandy AAR

RedEnvelope Gift Card Winners

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

The five lucky readers who each won a $50 gift card to RedEnvelope are: Beverly, Jason, Gail, Carrie, and socalgal51.

Thanks to RedEnvelope for donating the prizes and to everyone who commented and entered.  It’s good to know everyone has the same problems I do with certain…ahem…family members and friends.

Keep watching AAR for more fun giveaways in the coming weeks.

- Sandy AAR

Enter to Win One of Five $50 RedEnvelope Gift Cards (Contest Closed)

Monday, October 25th, 2010

redenvelopeBelieve it or not, the holidays really are right around the corner.  And to help with your gift giving (or maybe you’re giving a little gift to yourself), we’ve got a terrific giveaway to kick off your week.

Just comment to this post by 11:59 pm on Thursday, October 28th to enter for your chance to win one of five $50 gift cards for RedEnvelope, a site for unique and personalized gifts.

RedEnvelope is all about indulging yourself or someone you love in a little bit of luxury and they offer everything from spa packages to silk pajamas to help you do just that. And, since presentation is part of the experience when you’re giving a gift (or an indulgence for yourself), everything comes packaged in the signature red gift box with ivory ribbon pictured on the left.  As someone who received a gift from RedEnvelope,  I can personally report that it’s lovely.

To make the giveaway even more fun, we’d love it if you’d tell us who is the toughest person on your gift list.  No need to name names, of course, but who leaves you scratching your head until the very last minute each and every year?  If you’d just prefer to comment, that’s okay, too.

Remember, this contest closes on 11:59 pm on Thursday, October 28th.  And a further note:  Each gift card is good for $50 at the RedEnvelope site and  expires on 12/31/2010. The cards were given to AAR for reader giveaways by RedEnvelope.

So, fess up:  Who stumps you every year?

- Sandy AAR

Lisa Kleypas Winners

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

christmaseveThe giveaway is over and here are the winners:  socalgal51, LisaA, Kathy, elainec, Lynda X, Kim in Hawaii, Jessika, Jane O, marcela, and Debbie. Winners have been notified by email.

We thank Lisa Kleypas for taking the time and St. Martin’s for so generously donating the advance copies of Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor. Thanks as well to everyone who commented. The good news is that if you didn’t win, the wait is short.  Lisa Kleypas’ next book – and her last until 2012 – will be released on October 26th.

And stay tuned for more interviews and  giveaways.  We’ve got some great ones coming up soon.

- Sandy AAR

Liz Carlyle ARC Winners

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

The winners of the ARCs of Liz Caryle’s One Touch of Scandal are Pat Freeze, Terry Mitchell, Kathy, Barbara Elness, and Audrey.

Our thanks to Avon books for their generosity in donating the advance copies for our readers.  For those who didn’t win, this first in a new trilogy will be available on September 28.

Stay tuned for more giveaways coming up soon.

- Sandy AAR

Liz Carlyle Five ARC Giveaway (Contest Closed)

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

onetouchofscandalHave you been waiting for Liz Carlyle’s new book due to be released on September 28th? Five lucky readers won’t have to wait much longer since we have Advance Reading Copies to give away this week courtesy of our friends at Avon Books.

The beginning of a new trilogy (and her first for her new publisher), here’s the book blurb for One Touch of Scandal:

Desperation drove her into the arms of a devil…

Grace Gauthier had taken a position as governess hoping to find security and peace in a life that had very little of either. She’s always yearned for a good marriage, a family, and a home, but it was not to be.  And when the brutal murder of her employer leaves her unprotected and alone—as Scotland Yard’s prime suspect—she has no one to turn to except the mysterious and reclusive Lord Ruthveyn.

A dark-eyed Lucifer, Ruthveyn guards his secrets carefully. His shadowed past as the Queen’s most trusted agent in India is the stuff of whispered rumor, as is his mixed ancestry.  Deeply moved by her plight—and haunted by her beauty—Ruthveyn is determined to save Grace by unmasking a killer. But his growing passion for her soon places his own heart at risk and threatens to expose his dark gifts—and his dark society—to the world .

To enter for your chance to win, all you need to do is comment to this post by 11:59 pm on Thursday, August 26th.  The usual caveats apply:  This contest is open only to U.S. and Canadian readers and, since our goal is to get early copies into the hands of readers who wouldn’t otherwise have access, please don’t enter if you review for another Web site or blog.  Good luck!

- Sandy AAR

Books with Buzz: Brenda Novak Interview + Giveaway!

Monday, July 19th, 2010

white heat Those who read romantic suspense probably already know Brenda Novak’s name. She writes about some dark, gritty things, and balances the mix with hope and romance. The result is often quite the thrill ride. Her latest novel, White Heat, is no different. With White Heat, Novak kicks off a new series amid the story of protagonists who must infiltrate an Arizona cult.

The book will be released on July 27, 2010, and to celebrate, Brenda Novak is offering one lucky AAR reader a mini tote containing an autographed copy of White Heat, a lip gloss from Three Custom Color Specialists in the White Heat shade designed especially for the author, and a $25.00 Borders gift card. To enter, please comment below anytime from now until the contest closes at 5:30 p.m. EST on July 22, 2010. I recently had a chance to interview Brenda Novak, and without further ado, here is the interview!

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Avon ARC and Vera Bradley Bag Giveaway (Contest Closed)

Monday, June 21st, 2010

AvonbagOur friends at Avon books are helping AAR celebrate our new look by putting together an extra special prize package for one lucky reader, including coveted ARCs of favorite authors and one from a historical romance debut author.  It includes the following ARCs:

A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James (July 27 release)

One Touch of Scandal by Liz Carlyle (September 28 release)

Born to Bite by Lynsay Sands (August 31 release)

Eat Prey Love by Kerrelyn Sparks (September 28 release)

Afterlife by Merrie Destefano (September 28 release)

Swept Away by  Kiss by Katherine Ashe (July 27, Avon debut author)

And, to make a good giveaway even better, the prize package also includes a cute Vera Bradley drawstring bag and a beach towel in a coordinating pattern.

To enter for your chance to win, simply comment to this post by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 24th.  The usual caveats apply:  This giveaway is designed to put advanced reading copies into the hands of readers who wouldn’t otherwise have access so, if you review for another Web site or blog, please don’t enter.  Due to high postage costs, this prize package can only be shipped to U.S. and Canadian addresses.

Thanks to our friends at Avon Books for putting together such a terrific giveaway.  Thanks, also, to everyone who visits AAR.  And good luck to everyone, but if you don’t win this time, be sure to stay tuned over the coming weeks for more cool giveaways.

- Sandy AAR

Nora Roberts Giveaway (Contest Closed)

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Nora

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

Tessa Dare Winners + Reminder

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Congratulations to the winners of our Tessa Dare giveaway. They are JB Hunt, Jenny, Amber E. Collie, Alicet, Rossi, Carina Sommers, Laurel, Susan B, and Stacy S. Hope you enjoy One Dance With a Duke!

Thank you also to Tessa Dare and to the wonderful crew at Random House for making this interview and giveaway possible!

On another note, don’t forget that voting over at Cover Cafe ends on Friday, May 28, 2010. As much as I complain about bad covers, I do like to see the good ones get recognized, so I enjoy the annual cover contest a lot. If you haven’t voted, check it out!

– Lynn Spencer