Christmas is in the air around the blogosphere! Look at all of the holiday cheer going around plus some mega contests.
Click on the image to find out more information for each giveaway celebration.
Nancy Holzner has posted chapter one of Deadtown, her upcoming urban fantasy novel releasing on December 29, 2009.
Larissa Ione put a free ebook Bloodlust on her website. But she warns: “Keep in mind, however, that it is NOT for the faint of heart and might be a little…disturbing…”
A Buckeye Girl Reads found a free novella A Happily Ever After of Her Own by Nadia Lee and posted a review. It sounds like a perfect paranormal read for the holidays.
Suvudu has started posting the second free short story Pride Before Fall By Kelly Meding.
Okay this isn’t a free read but it’s free ecards for a very good cause.
Sharon Ashwood: “In conjunction with some animal-loving friends, I’ve put together a “send an ecard, help an animal” page on my web site. The ecards are free to you, but for every one sent, a small donation is made toward the veterinary care of a fuzzy friend in need. Check it out for a hit of instant good karma.”
Giveaways Around the Virtual World:
As always, I hope you find a new a book or an author that you've not heard of before listed here. Good Luck! The ongoing contest list is on my blog's sidebar.
- Smart Bitches, Trashy Books: Words Move Me: A Celebration and Contest
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books is giving away TWO Sony Readers - Pocket Edition. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is at Midnight EST on Thursday December 3rd.
- Smexy Books: Interview with Penny Watson and Giveaway
Mandi has interviewed Penny Watson, author of Sweet Inspiration. Penny will be giving away an ebook copy of Sweet Inspiration to one lucky commenter. Additionally, US winner will receive a box of Williams-Sonoma Hot Chocolate and if the winner is outside the US, they will receive an Amazon gift card. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is Thursday December 3rd, the winner will be chosen on Friday December 4th.
- Michelle's Book Blog: December Book Giveaway!!
Michelle is giving away Wish List, an anthology by Lisa Kleypas, Lisa Cach, Claudian Dain and Lynsay Sands as her December Book Giveaway. Deadline to enter is Thursday December 3rd, the winner will be chosen on Friday December 4th.
- Book Chick City: Guest Post & Giveaway with author Gabriel Madison
Gabriel Madison is guest blogging at Book Chick city about killing off the main characters. Gabriel is also giving away a copy of his debut urban fantasy Three Seeds in e-Book format. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is Thursday December 3rd.
- Karen Mahoney: Guest Blog & Giveaway: AFTERLIFE
Naomi Clark is guest blogging over at Karen Mahoney's blog and Naomi is offering one ebook copy of her debut novel Afterlife to a randomly drawn commenter (PDF format). Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is end of the day on Friday December 4th.
- SciFiGuy.ca: Guest Author - Lilith Saintcrow (YA as Lili St. Crow)
Lilith Saintcrow aka Lili St. Crow has been interviewed by Doug at SciFiGuy.ca and Doug is giving away a copy of Lili's newest YA, Betrayals. Open to anywhere The Book Depository ships. Deadline to enter is Midnight EST on Friday December 4th.
- Teflon Panties: Contest: Print copy of of Covet plus a Holiday Goodie Basket!
Teflon Panties is giving away a copy of Covet by J.R. Ward and a basket packed to the brim with Holiday candy and other goodies. Open to everyone. Deadline: Before the winner is picked Saturday Morning, December 5th.
- Dear Author: Sony Reader Pocket Edition Giveaway: Help Me Fill My Widget
Dear Author is giving away TWO Sony Readers - Pocket Edition, a pink (rose) one and a silver one. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is at 10:00 PM CST on Saturday, December 5th.
- The Book Smugglers: Smugglivus Day 1 – Guest Author (and Giveaway): Joel Sutherland
Joel Sutherland is guest blogging about at The Book Smugglers and he is giving away to three lucky peeps an e-copy of his Stoker Nominated horror novel, Frozen Blood. And each winner will become a character in Joel’s next book. Deadline to enter is at 11:59pm PST on Saturday, December 5th.
- Deadline Dames: Interview and Giveaway: Dame for a Day: Kelly Meding
Kelly Meding is guest blogging over at Deadline Dames and she is giving away a signed copy of her debut urban fantasy novel Three Days to Dead. Deadline to enter is Saturday, December 5th.
- Michelle Rowen :: Paranormal Author: Reign Check cover + ARC contest!
Michelle Rowen has unveiled the cover to Demon Princess: Reign Check(May 25, 2010) and she is giving an ARC of it away on her blog. Deadline to enter is at 10 am EST on Sunday, December 6th.
- Stumbling Over Chaos: Readers, readers on the internetz, who’s the softest kitteh of them all? (or at least on our street)
Chris and Carolyn Crane are having a small dispute over who has the softest kitteh in their neighbor. Will it be Mayhem, Chris's kitteh or Carolyn's kitteh Oblio? Go over an cast your vote for a chance to when a mass media paperback of your choice from Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore or Uncle Edgar’s Mystery Bookstore. Deadline to enter is at 10 am CST on Sunday, December 6th.
- Anna's Book Blog: [Book Giveaway] - Devyn Quinn's Soul of the Wildcat
Anna is giving away two copies of Soul of a Wildcat by Devyn Quinn, thanks to Devyn Quinn. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is Sunday, December 6th. Winners will be announced on Monday, December 7th.
- Number One Novels: A.M. Dellamonica: Indigo Springs
Number One Novels has interviewed A.M. Dellamonica and giving away an autographed copy of A.M. Dellamonica's debut novel Indigo Springs. Open to Canada. Deadline to enter is Midnight on Sunday, December 6th.
- Amberkatze's Book Blog: Author Teal Ceagh Guest Blog & Contest!
Teal Ceagh is guest blogging at Amberkatze's Book Blog and she is giving away an e-book copy of Beth’s Acceptance, the first book in the Destiny’s Trinities series. Deadline to enter is 4pm CET on Sunday, December 6th.
- Graeme's Fantasy Book Review: Giveaway! 'Small Miracles' (Edward Lerner)
Graeme is giving away a copy of Small Miracles by Edward Lerner, courtesy of Tor. Open to the US and Canadian. Deadline to enter is Sunday, December 6th.
- Graeme's Fantasy Book Review: Giveaway! 'My Dead Body' (Charlie Huston)
Graeme is giving away three copies of My Dead Body by Charlie Huston, courtesy of Orbit. Open to the UK. Deadline to enter is Sunday, December 6th.
- Patricia's Vampire Notes: Sharon Ashwood - Interview and Contest
Patricia has interviewed Sharon Ashwood, author of the Dark Forgotten series. And Sharon will be giving away a copy of her new release Scorched, book 2 in the Dark Forgotten series. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is at 11:59 PM (wherever you live) on December 7th.
- Nicole Peeler: Tart Talk with Alexia and Jane (Vol.1): Tempest in a Teapot
Nicole Peeler has a conversation between Jane True, star of Nicole Peeler’s Tempest Rising, and Alexia Tarabotti, star of Gail Carriger’s Soulless up on her blog. Apparently Alexia is mentoring Jane on the finer points of being an urban fantasy heroine. Nicole and Gail are also giving away copies of their books: Soulless and Tempest Rising. Deadline to enter is Monday, December 7th.
- Literary Escapism: Guest Author: Kelly Meding
Kelly Meding is guest posting over at Literary Escapism, talking about deciding where a book's story takes place. A signed copy of Kelly’s novel Three Days to Dead will be giving away to one lucky commenter. Deadline to enter is at Midnight on Tuesday, December 8th.
- Alternative-Read.com: Guest Blog Post & Giveaway: The Art Of A Really Good Storyteller | Teal Ceagh
Teal Ceagh is guest blogging at Alternative-Read.coma and giving away an ebook of her book Beth's Acceptance. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, December 8th.
- SciFiGuy.ca: Guest Authors - Kelly Gay and Kelly Meding
Kelly Gay and Kelly Meding are guest blogging over at SciFiGuy.ca, talking about their post-release story. And Doug is giving away four books: one copy of The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay and three copies of Three Days to Dead by Kelly Meding. Deadline to enter is at Midnight EST on Tuesday, December 8th.
- Dark Faerie Tales: Author Interview & Giveaway: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Dark Faerie Tales has interviewed authors Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl and giving away a copy of Beautiful Creatures, their debut YA Fantasy. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, December 8th.
- The Enchanted Inkpot: First Annual Inkies Giveaway Extravaganza!
The Enchanted Inkpot is having a huge giveaway. There will be three winners, each receiving a basket full of great YA books. Head over to view the giveaway details and the books for each basket. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is December 9th.
- Enchanted by Books: Guest Author Marta Acosta
Marta Acosta is guest blogging about holiday vampire movies at Enchanted by Books and she is giving away a copy of the first book in the Casa Dracula Series, Happy Hour at Casa Dracula. Deadline to enter is 6PM ET on December 9th.
- My Favourite Books: **Competition - Win Fallen by Lauren Kate**
My Favourite Books is giving away 10 signed copies of Fallen by Lauren Kate, courtesy of Random House Children's Books. Open to the UK. Deadline to enter is December 9th.
- Anna's Book Blog: [Book Giveaway] - Beastmaster Myth
Anna is giving away a copy of Beastmaster Myth by Richard A. Knaak & Sylvio Tabet, courtesy of Simon & Schuster. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is before the winner is announced on Friday, December 11th .
- Tynga's Urban Fantasy Reviews: Interview & Giveaway with Mari Mancusi
Tynga has interviewed Mari Mancusi, author of the Blood Coven series. Mari is giving away to one lucky winner their pick from any of Mari's books, signed plus a Vampire in Training Kit. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is Thursday, December 10th.
- Pop Culture Junkie: GIVEAWAY: Lips Touch
Alea is giving away an ARC of Lips Touch by Laini Taylor. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is 6:59 PM CST on Thursday, December 10th.
- The Book Vixen: Review & Giveaway: Sins of the Flesh by Caridad Piñeiro
The Book Vixen has reviewed and is giving away a gently-read copy of Sins of the Flesh by Caridad Piñeiro. Deadline to enter is Friday, December 11th.
- Pure Imagination: My Birthday/Holiday Giveaway!
Lori is celebrating her birthday and Christmas all in one shot by giving away ARCs of Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves, Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson to one lucky winner. Open to US and Canada. Deadline: Before the winner will be announced on December 22nd.
- Tynga's Urban Fantasy Reviews: 300 followers giveaway!!
Tynga is celebrating 300 followers on her blog by giving away a bunch of great books to several winners. Head over to find out the details for the giveaway. Open to Internationally. Deadline to enter is December 23rd.
- Parajunkee's View: 200 Follower Giveaway!
ParaJunkee is celebrating 200 followers on her blog with a huge giveway. There will be two winners for this giveway with a potential for more winners. Head over and look at the awesome books up for grabs in this giveaway, too many for me to list here. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is by Midnight CST on Thursday, December 31st.
- Dark Faerie Tales: Happy Holidays Book Blowout
Angela at Dark Faerie Tales is having a mega contest for her top commentators and followers. There will be several winners and the books up as prizes are fabulous. Head over to find out the details. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, January 5th.