Cleaning the Shelves Contest

I have way too many books sitting in my office and I can’t keep all of them (the hubby has been glaring at me since I’ve been asking for more shelves and he says no); but that’s good news for everyone else because I’m giving a couple of them away.  They are gently used, having been read once, but still in great condition.  Two of them are brand new releases and the third was released 6 months ago, so still fairly new.  So you ready to see what they are?

Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #6)
I found two copies at the grocery store when I went yesterday and snagged them both.  I’m keeping one (hel-lo…fabulous author here, have to keep one), but I’m giving the other one away.

Though DarkRiver sentinel Mercy is feeling the pressure to mate, she savagely resists when Riley Kincaid, a lieutenant from the SnowDancer pack, tries to possess her. The problem is not simply that he pushes her buttons; the problem is that he’s a wolf, she’s a cat, and they’re both used to being on top.But when a brilliant changeling researcher is kidnapped from DarkRiver territory, Mercy and Riley must work together to track the young man—before his shadowy captors decide he’s no longer useful. Along the way, the two dominants may find that submitting to one another uncovers not just a deadly conspiracy, but a passion so raw that it’ll leave them both branded by fire…

Seduce the Darkness by Gena Showalter (Alien Huntress #6)
I can’t keep all of the books I’ve been sent to review.

The war between otherworlders and humans changed Earth beyond recognition. It also saved Bride McKells’s life. Before, the gorgeous vampire was a target for every fanatic with a stake and a crucifix. Now she’s free to roam the streets—and desperate to find others of her kind. One man claims to have the answers she seeks. Devyn, King of the Targons, is a warrior and a womanizer, and he makes no secret of how much he wants Bride—and how dangerous he could be to her in every way.

An avid collector of women, Devyn easily seduces human and otherworlder alike. Until now. Not only does Bride resist him, but she leaves Devyn feeling something entirely new . . . a bone-deep need bordering on obsession. Her blood is the key to curing a vicious alien disease, but helping Bride uncover her origins will compel her to choose between electrifying passion and a destiny that could tear her from Devyn’s side forever.

At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress #3)
This one is an ARC.  I have two copies and I really don’t need both of them.  The funny thing is, I don’t think its been read.  I won it through a contest and it arrived after it was released and I bought it that day.

It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield’s life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she’s successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat’s worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover’s finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.

As if that wasn’t enough, a woman from Bones’s past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat’s about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she’s learned as a special agent won’t help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself – and Bones – from a fate worse than the grave.

Three books.  Three Winners.  Enter for each one or just for one, it’s your choice.  For each novel you want to try for, answer the corresponding question.

  1. Branded by FireWhat’s your favorite shapeshifter?  What animal would you like to see as a hero shapeshifter?
  2. Seduce the DarknessWhat’s your favorite novel involving aliens?  If you could ask any author to write a novel involving aliens, who would you pick?
  3. At Grave’s EndIntroduce us to a new vampire.  We’re all familiar with Kisten, Bones, Jean-Claude, but who have we missed?  Who should we be reading?

The contest is open to everyone, so everyone overseas can join in the fun as well.

As always, if you want more chances to win, you can post about today’s contest on your blog, social network, or anywhere you can. Digg it, stumble it, twit it, share it with the world. Wherever you share it, make sure you add a link to it along with your answer (in the same post). The more places you share it, the more entries you get.

For more entries, purchase any novel through LE’s Amazon store sometime during this contest and send a copy of the receipt VIA email for your purchase to: myjaxon AT gmail DOT com.  Showalter, Frost and Singh purchases will go towards that book.  If you purchase an author besides these three, make sure you tell me which novel it’s going towards.  Each purchase counts as one entry, but it has to be through LE’s Amazon store.

Join the Literary Escapism Facebook page and you’ll get an additional entry. Make sure you leave a comment so I know that’s why you’re joining. Only new readers to the group will be considered.

For an additional entry, subscribe to Literary Escapism’s newsletter in the sidebar. This is for new subscribers only.

I’ll determine the winner with help from the Research Randomizer. All entries must be in by midnight on July 25th.

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.


  1. Please enter me for the “Branded by Fire” giveaway, thanks!

    I’ve read several novels featuring shapeshifters but I think regular dogs are the best and make excellent heroes, too!

  2. Branded By Fire : My favorite shifter is werewolf in particular Richard Zeeman from the Anita Blake series.

    Seduce The Darkness : My favorite alien book is Taken. I would pick Neil Gaiman to write an alien book!

    At Grave’s End : I read Annette Curtis Klause’s Silver Kiss when I was a teen. I love Simon!

  3. I would like to be entered for Nalani Singh’s book. Favorite shapeshifter is Callie Wolfe in Wendy Stone’s Callie’s Shadow. Favorite shapshifter: wolf.

  4. Please include me for Gena Showalter’s book!
    Rowena Cherry;s Knight;s Fork is my favorite novel with aliens. I would love for Kresley Cole to write a romance novel about aliens!

  5. I hope I still make this, I’m not sure what time zone your in. So…
    1)Branded by fire- my favorite shapeshifter is actual from this series. Its a leopard ( Lucas from book 1 in particular) I would love to see a white tiger pr snow leopard as a hero.
    2) Seduce the Darkness – Aliens… well idk if it counts as Aliens but the I love the midnight breeds series, if it doesn’t count then The Host definitely wins. I would ask Rachel Vincent to write a alien novel
    3)At Grave’s End – well if you haven’t met Wrath from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward, you need to get introduced. You definitely need to read that series.

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