Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Close Out 2013 with a Bang!!! Awesome Giveaways

2013 was a great year for readers.  There were so many awesome books to read and not enough time to read them all.  For every book I put on my "read" Goodreads shelf, I put two more on my "to be read" shelf.  I had so many books loading up on my eReader, that I never had to search for a good book.  I just had to decide if I was in the mood for rockers or millionaires or cowboys; if I wanted it hard and fast or slow and romantic; if I wanted a some suspense or action or travel to go along with love story.

While the Inner Goddess Forum and Goodreads group had been up for a while, 2013 was the year we opened the blog.  What began as a weekly feature grew into daily posting as we met more and more authors that we wanted to help promote.  Their imagination and ability to spirit us away has left us in anticipation of each new release.  In fact we started a Facebook group called Romantic Releases just to help us keep up.  My daily chats with authors and readers inspires me to continue promoting authors, doing what I can to give back to the profession that gives me so much joy. 

As 2013 ends, we find that there are too many books still remaining on our TBR pile.  While we hope that 2014 brings just as many wonderful reads to a one-click near us, we hope to fine time to read the titles still calling to us from our list.

Join us in our Inner Goddess 
2014 New Year's Resolution:

To tackle books on our TBR list.  

Throughout the year, you can join us by reporting your progress and checking up/encouraging others on our 2014 Resolution thread on the Forum.

Here are a few titles on the top of our TBR pile:

pearls - Joey W. Hill's Taken by a Vampire; Kallypso Master's Somebody's Angel; Sherrilyn Kenyon's Styxx; Lexi Blake's The Men with the Golden Cuffs; Isobelle Cate's Rapture at Midnight; Laurie Roma's 3013:Mated

TinkNCognito - Master of Submission - Jan Bowles; Eternal Bonds - Susan Hayes; Persuading Eve - Tara Rose; Into the Ashes - Laurie Roma; Obsession - Jennifer Lyon; Unrestrained - Joey W Hill

TinkNCognito and I reached out to authors and asked them which title was at the top of their TBR pile: 

Lori King - Lora Leigh's Breeds series
website     Facebook    Goodreads

Rosanna Leo - Monette Michaels' Weather the Storm.
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Randi Alexander - Linda Lael Miller's newest, Big Sky Secret
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Corinne Davies - the last two books in Cari Silverwood's Steamwork Chronicles.
website     Facebook    Goodreads

Michelle Graham - Tara Rose Passion Peak series
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Iyana Jenna - The new M/M book by Jenika Snow, Lifting Tail for the Alpha
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Laurie Roma - Dark Wolf by Christine Feehan
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VJ Summers - Shards of Time by Lynn Flewelling
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Storm Chase - Ann Mayburn's Ivan's Submissive Captive
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KB Gardener - Fallen by Julie Miller
 3 Different Contests 
to Ring in the New Year!!!
Contests run Dec. 31, Jan. 1 & Jan. 2

The Inner Goddess TBR Starter Kits

Each day of the hop, We will give away a Starter Kit to help you tackle your TBR pile.  
To be entered post in the comments with the name of a book on your TBR pile (plus an email contact).  At midnight each night we will pick a random name to win the day's Starter Kit.  
Your name stays in the drawing all three days, so the more times you comment with a title, the more chances to win.  Be sure to come back each day to comment again. 

Starter Kit 1 (Dec. 31)  Laurie Roma - 3 IAD ebooks (Under Pressure, One Shot, & Deadly Target; Lori King - Winner's choice from backlist; Rosanna Leo - ecopy of Predator's Kiss; Storm Chase - winner choice from backlist

Starter Kit 2 (Jan. 1)  Tara Rose - one e-book of each of the Passion Peak, Colorado books - Seducing Carma, Mastering Angela, Training Summer, Chasing Felicity, & Persuading Eve; Randi Alexander - ecopy from backlist; Storm Chase - winner choice from backlist 

Starter Kit 3 (Jan. 2)  Sable Hunter - ebooks Burning Love - Sweeter Version (Hell Yeah! Sweeter Version) & Hot on Her Trail - Sweeter Version (Hell Yeah! Sweeter Version); Corinne Davies - a pdf copy of Caress of Fur & Claiming Destiny; Michelle Graham - winner's choice of one of my backlist titles; Storm Chase - winner choice from backlist for all three days; Iyana Jenna - This Isn't Goodbye

 New Year ~ New Books Blog Hop

A blog hop hosted Closed the Cover.  
Visit each of the participating blogs to win prizes at each stop!!!


New Year's Eve Blog Hop

A blog hop hosted by SSYL, Smile Somebody Loves You.
Visit the participating blogs to win prizes, plus enter the rafflecopter contest for the Grand Prize.  Grand Prize will be drawn on January 3, 2014

The Grand prize, which will be chosen from the rafflecopter at the bottom of the page will include: a $150.00 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card (winners choice) SSLY Key Chain, a signed copy of Bohemian Grove by T.M. Williams, an E-book of Maverick Touch: The Cat by Ashley Nemer, e-book Scorned (LeKrista Scott, Vampire Hunted) by Tyffani Clark Kemp, paperback copy of Summertime by Christina Cole, a signed copy of Mail Order Brides of the West: Trudy by Debra Holland, a Godiva Chocolate Basket Courtesy of Morgan Wyatt and an awesome prize, a 30 minute tarot card reading via Skype or telephone by author Shauna Aura Knight!(I wish I could win this one!)

Participating Blogs

  1. Smile Somebody Loves You
  2. Tonya Renee Callahan
  3. Madison Sevier
  4. Tricia Andersen
  5. Cate Masters
  6. Tabitha Shay
  7. Paula Millhouse
  8. Hunter S Jones
  9. Magella Troche
  10. Tory Richards
  11. Deena Remiel
  12. Evelise Archer
  13. Ashley Nemer
  14. Roxy Wilson
  15. Inner Goddess Forum
  16. Literal Hotties
  17. TM Williams
  18. Jayn Wilde
  19. Victoria Pinder
  20. Eden Connor
  21. Elise VanCise
  22. Andrea R Cooper
  23. Adriana Kraft
  24. Leigh Ellwood
  25. Lisa Carlisle
  26. Andrea Cooper
  27. Sherry Gloag
  28. Natasza Waters
  29. Kathryn Beyerle Lively
  30. Sugar and Spice Reviews
  31. Jeanine McAdam
  32. Morgan Wyatt
  33. Naomi Bellina
  34. AJ Williams
  35. Lyncee Shillard
  36. Beth Barany
  37. Candy Caine’s Corner
  38. Shauna Aura Knight
  39. Kimmie Easley
  40. Fiona McGeir
  41. Donna Michaels
  42. Tiffany Clark
  43. Brenda’s Book Beat
  44. Reading by the book
  45. Tuere’s not so
  46. Random Thoughts
  47. Flossie Benton Rogers
  48. Stephanie Kepke
  49. Debora Dennis
  50. Samantha Holt
  51. Heidi Sieverding

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  1. Also high up on my TBR pile is the Sanctuary Montana series by various authors. I keep putting it off until I can read the whole series.

  2. I've got two more books to review before I read Ivan's Captive but I hope to get there this week. Wheeeee for the giveaway!

  3. WOW! Amazing Giveaway!!! Hmmm, high on my TBR pile is Alexandra Ivy's Guardians of Eternity Series.

    tammyfaris1966 at gmail dot com

  4. My TBR pile has about 6000+ books now...guess it's time to thin it. I believe I've gotten a bit carried away with the "Want to Read" button. michelle_willms(at)yahoo(dot)com

  5. Great giveaway! High on my list would the the Beautiful series by Christina Lauren.

  6. At the top of my TBR pile is Girls of Atomic City. I hope to read it today/tomorrow.

  7. crash into you

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  8. You have some great books on your TBR list. Mine is over 400 large, this year I read about 200 books, so I won't be caught up on mine until 2015 and that's if I don't buy any more books! LOL that won't happen!

  9. Double Her Pleasure by Randi Alexander

    sabai30705 at yahoo dot com

  10. The Winner of the TBR Starter Pack #1 is ...
    Tamara Hoffa!!! Congratulations!

    But don't run away, all 10 comments are still in the running for the next 2 days! Along with any new comments. So let us know what books you have in your TBR pile to read in 2014....

  11. Wow I seen some books I can't wait to read! Thanks for sharing and the awesome giveaway! Happy new year!

  12. My TBR pile is always overflowing! Here's to a fantastic 2014!

  13. My TBR pile is over 500 and I hope to start working this down. Thanks for the chance on this giveaway. Happy New Years. koala571 (at) msn (dot) com

  14. My, you're busy!! May your New Year be filled with many blessings! :)

  15. I am so in love with your blog! Happy New Year, hope it brings many books your way!

    Kimmie Easley

  16. Great blog site. Here's to meeting all our goals! 2014 blessings to you and yours.

  17. I'm looking forward to RT in NOLA!!!

  18. Congratulations to Deborah Dennis! You have won the TBR starter pack #2! Be on the look-out for an email from us through your blogsite.

    Nobody run away!!! We have 1 more Starter Kit to give away at midnight Jan. 2. All comments are still entered. Feel free to continue to add titles from your TBR for more chances to win.

  19. I am looking forward to reading everything on my TBR list.

  20. I forgot on my TBR pile is Red Zone by Sherri Hayes and I am starting it tomorrow! You have all given me even more books to add to my pile.

  21. Congratulations to Cathering on winning TBR Starter Kit #3

    Stay tuned to see who wins the big Prize