Free Reads and Giveaways Roundup – 12/09/09

15 days till Christmas!!

2009 Romantic Times Nominees

Writings Of A Wicked Book Addict has a comprehensive list of nominees for the Romantic Times 2008 Reviewers' Choice Award. – Congratulations to everyone you made the list!


Holiday Celebrations

Click on the image to find out more information for each giveaway celebration.

The Galaxy Express: The SFR Holiday Blitz

The Galaxy Express: The SFR Holiday Blitz

The 12 Blogs of Christmas

The 12 Blogs of Christmas

Happy Holidays from The Samhellions!

Happy Holidays from The Samhellions!

JoJosBookCorner: 12 Dayz of Blogmas Intervviews & Giveaways

Jojo's Book Corner

Kimberly Killion: Holiday Giveaway

Kimberly Killion: Holiday Giveaway

Free Reads

Dark and Stormy Knights edited by P.N. Elrod

Ilona Andrews has a exclusive preview snippet of their short story in the upcoming anthology Dark and Stormy Knights edited by P. N. Elrod.

Melissa Marr has Chapters One and Two for Radiant Shadows (Book 3, Wicked Lovely series, April 20, 2010) up plus a contest to win an ARC.

New free books available at the Suvudu Free Book Library:

Wit'ch Fire by James Clemens Already Dead by Charlie Huston

Wit'ch Fire by James Clemens
The Banned and the Banished, Book 1
Fantasy

Summary:
On a fateful night five centuries ago, three mages made a desperate last stand, sacrificing everything to preserve the only hope of goodness in the beautiful, doomed land of Alasea. Now, on the anniversary of that ominous night, a girl-child ripens into the heritage of lost power. But before she can even comprehend her terrible new gift, the Dark Lord dispatches his winged monsters to capture her and bring him the embryonic magic she embodies.

Fleeing the minions of darkness, Elena is swept toward certain doom--and into the company of unexpected allies. There she forms a band of the hunted and the cursed, the outcasts and the outlaws, to battle the unstoppable forces of evil and rescue a once-glorious empire . . .

Already Dead by Charlie Huston
The Joe Pitt casebooks, Book 1 
Urban Fantasy

Summary:
Those stories you hear? The ones about things that only come out at night? Things that feed on blood, feed on us? Got news for you: they’re true. Only it’s not like the movies or old man Stoker’s storybook. It’s worse. Especially if you happen to be one of them. Just ask Joe Pitt.

There’s a shambler on the loose. Some fool who got himself infected with a flesh-eating bacteria is lurching around, trying to munch on folks’ brains. Joe hates shamblers, but he’s still the one who has to deal with them. That’s just the kind of life he has. Except afterlife might be better word.

From the Battery to the Bronx, and from river to river, Manhattan is crawling with Vampyres. Joe is one of them, and he’s not happy about it. Yeah, he gets to be stronger and faster than you, and he’s tough as nails and hard to kill. But spending his nights trying to score a pint of blood to feed the Vyrus that’s eating at him isn’t his idea of a good time. And Joe doesn’t make it any easier on himself. Going his own way, refusing to ally with the Clans that run the undead underside of Manhattan–it ain’t easy. It’s worse once he gets mixed up with the Coalition–the city’s most powerful Clan–and finds himself searching for a poor little rich girl who’s gone missing in Alphabet City.

Now the Coalition and the girl’s high-society parents are breathing down his neck, anarchist Vampyres are pushing him around, and a crazy Vampyre cult is stalking him. No time to complain, though. Got to find that girl and kill that shambler before the whip comes down . . . and before the sun comes up.


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.

7 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

I always keep forgetting to check Suvudu each month, thanks Donna :D

Leontine said...

I'm lukring within this post as usual...really like that 12 blogs of xmas...anyway, thank you for your pimping again Donna!!

I always forget to announce a deadline date but it is usually at the end of the Beefcake night week. And Joey W Hill had such a blast that she is also offering one winner a book from her backlist by their choice. So two books will be given away. Now I'm off doing some bloghopping ;)

Moonsanity said...

I love you, but you are killing me. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA I could sit here all day entering contests and reading free stuff instead of writing:)

You are amazing!

SusiSunshine said...

I so love this posts!
And thanks for linking my giveaway hon!
You're the best!
*Hugs*

Alexia561 said...

Thank you for putting this together! You rock! Now I have to go panic because Christmas is almost here and I'm not done shopping yet! Ack!

Donna [F.D. Ramblings] said...

Blodeuedd - Oh, they've had some great first reads for read lately. Glad this helped you remember them.

Leontine - I will update my post the new information. Thanks for giving that info. :)

Moonsanity - LOL! So are the coppers going to knocking on my door in the morning? Good luck and enjoy the reads.

Susi - You're welcome and thanks for letting me know, it helps me perserve with these posts. :)

Alexia - Thank you! I'm going to do my shopping online this weekend. I told myself to just do it...let's see which wins me or the book I'm reading... :)

VampFanGirl said...

Too much good stuff!! And just in time for the holidays.

Hugs, VFG

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