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Sweet Enemy Giveaway

DARK LADY Cover

Beakers and ball gowns don’t mix, so when lady chemist, Miss Liliana Claremont, goes undercover as a husband-hunter to investigate Lord Geoffrey Wentworth, the earl whose family she suspects murdered her father, romance isn’t part of her formula. But it only takes one kiss to start a reaction she can’t control…

This contest is open until April 3, 2013.

And the winner is Jeanne M. Congratulations! And thank you everyone for participating.

Soulbound Giveaway

Soulbound

As the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter—and a member of Ipswitch's Royal family—Xandra Morgan should be a witch of incredible power. But things don't always turn out like you expect…

While she hasn't lived up to her family's expectations, Xandra has come to terms with her latent magic and made a life for herself in Austin, Texas, running a coffee shop where she makes potions of a non-magical nature. While things aren't perfect, Xandra is happy—until she runs into powerful warlock Declan Chumomisto.

Xandra hasn't seen Declan in years, and though she's still overwhelmed by his power, she doesn't trust him. And when her own powers awaken one night and lead her to the body of a woman in the woods bearing the symbol of Isis—the same one that has marked Xandra since the day she met Declan—she's filled with a terrible suspicion, soon confirmed: the woman is connected to him.

Xandra doesn't want to believe that Declan is capable of murder, but as the body count mounts, and Xandra's own powers spiral out of control, she's not sure she can trust her own instincts…

This contest is open until March 18, 2013.

And the winner is Q.T. Congratulations! And thank you everyone for participating.

The Dark Lady Giveaway

The Dark Lady

The Victorian era was full of majestic beauty and scandalous secrets—a time when corsets were the least of a woman's restrictions, and men could kill or be killed in the name of honor…

Lord Ian Blake has returned from India a broken man. Years ago, he pledged to Lady Eva Carin—his childhood companion and first love—that he would bring her husband back alive. His failure haunts him. But even his jaded soul can't anticipate the shocking sight of beautiful, independent Eva confined in a madhouse…

Locked in an asylum, forgotten by society, Eva is adrift in both body and mind. For Ian to break her free, they must cross a powerful enemy—and prove her sanity to England's unforgiving aristocracy. But the biggest danger of all may come when the secrets of Eva's tragic past are finally unlocked…

This contest is open until February 18, 2013.

And the winner is M.T. Congratulations! And thank you everyone for participating.

Butternut Creek Giveaway

The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek Cover

A young and very inexperienced minister is called to a small church in the beautiful hill country of Texas because he is the best they could afford. Once there, he falls in love with Butternut Creek. However, there is one catch: Miss Birdie, a pillar of the church, who decides it is her duty to whip him into shape.

This contest is open until June 1, 2012.

And the winner is Selina W. Congratulations! And thank you everyone for participating.

The International Kissing Club Giveaway

The International Kissing Club Cover

Piper, Cassidy, Mei, and Izzy have been best friends their whole lives. And they've always agreed on one goal: to get out of tiny Paris, Texas, and see the world. The school's foreign exchange program seems like the perfect escape: Piper will go to the original Paris; Mei will go to China; Cassidy will go to Australia; and Izzy, unable to afford the program, will stay at home. To add spice to their semester away, and to stay connected to their best friends, the girls start The International Kissing Club, a Facebook page where they can anonymously update one another and brag about all the amazing guys they're meeting. After all, these girls are traveling abroad: amazing guys abound at every turn! But sometimes fun, flirty vacation flings turn into more serious romances, and sometimes you don't return from abroad the same person you were. Will the girls' relationships-and their friendships-be able to survive?

This contest is open until March 15, 2012.

And the winners are Cauvery K. and Marianne M. Congratulations! And thank you everyone for participating.

Tempest Rising Giveaway

Tempest Rising Cover

Tempest Maguire wants nothing more than to surf the killer waves near her California home; continue her steady relationship with her boyfriend, Mark; and take care of her brothers and surfer dad. But Tempest is half mermaid, and as her seventeenth birthday approaches, she will have to decide whether to remain on land or give herself to the ocean like her mother. The pull of the water becomes as insistent as her attraction to Kai, a gorgeous surfer whose uncanny abilities hint at an otherworldly identity as well. And when Tempest does finally give in to the water's temptation and enters a fantastical underwater world, she finds that a larger destiny awaits her-and that the entire ocean's future hangs in the balance.

This contest is open until June 15, 2011.

And the winner is Nuria S. Congratulations! And thank you everyone for participating.

My One and Only Giveaway

My One and Only Cover

Two-time RITA winner Kristan Higgins has a new book out. Everybody jump up and down--and bow low. And what's better than a new Kristan Higgins book? A free one!

Just when she thought she had life and love all figured out, divorce attorney Harper James can't catch a break. Bad enough that she runs into her ex-hubby, Nick, at her sister's destination wedding, but now, by a cruel twist of fate, she's being forced to make a cross-country road trip with him. And her boyfriend back home is not likely to be sympathetic.

Harper can't help that Nick has come blazing back into her life in all of his frustratingly appealing, gorgeous architect glory. But in Nick's eyes, Harper's always been the one. If they can only get it right this time, forever might be waiting—just around the bend.

"A funny, poignant romance...Readers will be cheering for Harper all the way."
Starred review, Publishers Weekly

And while you are waiting to win, check out Kristan's amazing backlist. Sherry has especially enjoyed FOOLS RUSH IN, TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, and ALL I EVER WANTED.

This contest is open until April 31, 2011.

And the winner is Stephanie B and Jean M. Congratulations! And thank you everyone for participating.

Butterfly Swords Giveaway

Butterfly Swords Cover

During China's infamous Tang Dynasty, a time awash with luxury yet littered with deadly intrigues and fallen royalty, betrayed Princess Ai Li flees before her wedding.

Miles from home, with only her delicate butterfly swords for defense, she enlists the reluctant protection of a blue-eyed warrior.

Battle-scarred, embittered Ryam has always held his own life at cheap value. Ai Li's innocent trust in him and honorable, stubborn nature make him desperate to protect her—which means not seducing the first woman he has ever truly wanted...

This contest is open until January 7, 2011.

And the winner is Joanne A. Congratulations! And thank you everyone for participating.

Seducing the Duchess Giveaway

Duchess Cover

It was just another scandalous night...

Gambling. Carousing. Flirting. Charlotte, Duchess of Rutherford, will do anything to create a scandal large enough to force her husband to finally petition for a divorce. Once madly in love with Philip, she is now determined to escape from their less than civil marriage and the reminders of his betrayal.

Until he stole her away...

Philip Burgess, Duke of Rutherford, is not a man to tolerate regrets. He wed Charlotte for revenge, not for love or convenience, knowing she would come to hate him. But he never expected he would one day find himself craving her attention or desiring her company....

And gave her something more...

Philip is no longer the cold, deceitful man she married years ago. And when he promises Charlotte a divorce if she will help him become a better husband for another woman, she wonders if she truly wants to lose him—and if Philip may still possess her heart after all...

Sherry loves a story of reunited lovers. This contest is open until Nov 5, 2010.

And the winners are Itohan and Joanna. Congratulations! And thank you everyone for participating.

The Thief Series Giveaway

The Thief Cover Queen of Attolia Cover

Sherry first got the Thief books for her son, as picky a reader as she, to try. He gave them the thumbs-up. That, in itself, isn't quite enough to motivate Sherry to try YA titles. As it happens, her critique partner has also written glowing reviews for the Thief books. So Sherry picked up The Thief and enjoyed its world-building and its plot twists. And then she read The Queen of Attolia and completely fell in love: even more amazing plot twists and, best of all, a sublime romantic subplot that had Sherry eating out of its hands.

Sigh. She envies the readers who still have yet to discover these books. Ah, to read The Queen of Attolia again for the very first time.

This contest is open until July 25, 2010.

And the winner is Patricia. Congratulations, Patricia! And thank you everyone for participating.

Perfect Chemistry Giveaway

PERFECT CHEMISTRY

She is the cheerleader princess with a seemingly perfect life; he is a gang member from the wrong side of the tracks. When they are forced to become chemistry lab partners in their senior year, everything they know about each other is turned on its head.

"Miss Ellis?" Mrs. Peterson says. "It's your turn. Introduce Alex to the class."

"This is Alejandro Fuentes. When he wasn't hanging out on street corners and harassing innocent people this summer, he toured the inside of jails around the city, if you know what I mean. His secret desire is to go to college and become a chemistry teacher, like you, Mrs. Peterson."

Brittany flashes me a triumphant smile, thinking she's won this round. Guess again, gringa.

"This is Brittany Ellis," I say, all eyes now focused on me. "This summer she went to the mall, bought new clothes so she could expand her wardrobe, and spent her daddy's money on plastic surgery to enhance her, ahem, assets. Her secret desire is to date a Mexicano before she graduates."

Game on...

This contest runs until December 31, 2009.

And the winner is Terri C. Congratulations, Terri! And thank you everyone for participating.

Tracy Wolff Tie Me Down Giveaway

TIE ME DOWN

Tracy Wolff is the most marvelous cook Sherry has ever encountered in real life. While you are waiting to win, visit her website for super yummy recipes.

As the only woman on her homicide squad, Genevieve Delacroix maintains a tough-as-nails attitude that keeps men at arm's length. She never gives into her secret fantasies...until she meets a mysterious stranger who teaches her how little control she really has-over her mind and her body.

Cole Adams arrives in New Orleans believing star investigator Genevieve is his last hope for solving the murder of his younger sister. He just doesn't expect the hard-assed detective to look like a blond bombshell. Once he breaks through her inhibitions, he soon finds an unexpected obsession-driving Genevieve right to the edge of desire, and beyond...

But when the serial killer who has been terrorizing the streets of the French Quarter sets his sights on Genevieve, the lovers realize they've both let down their guard. And losing control could have fatal consequences...

This contest runs until November 15, 2009.

And the winner is Jen D. Congratulations, Jen! And thank you everyone for participating.

Courtney Milan Anthology Giveaway

This Wicked Gift

Courtney Milan has Julia Quinn shouting from the rooftops that she is "officially a Courtney Milan fangirl." She has Eloisa James, Elizabeth Hoyt, and Joanna Bourne praising her in unison. Find out, from THIS WICKED GIFT, why she has garnered so much excitement in advance of her debut historical romance PROOF BY SEDUCTION.

William White wanted Lavinia Spencer the first time he saw her working in her father's lending library. When her father becomes ill and the family finances take a turn for the worse, he realizes that necessity might force her to marry someone else—an unacceptable future, as that would mean he could never have her. He wants her forever, but on his salary that's outside the realm of possibility. Instead, he's willing to settle for a bare—in fact, one might say a naked—minimum. But when he sets his plan in action, he discovers that finances or no finances, there are some things money just can't buy. That's not going to stop him from trying to purchase them.

And while you are waiting to win, read an excerpt for THIS WICKED GIFT and of course the excerpt from PROOF BY SEDUCTION.

This contest runs until October 15, 2009.

And the winners are Carol T., Cathie M., and Victoria P. Congratulations! And thank you everyone for participating.

Meredith Duran Giveaway 2009

Written On Your Skin

Disclaimer first. Meredith Duran is Sherry's newly minted blogging partner. And as such, you can expect that Sherry is very partial to Meredith's books. But Meredith fully and absolutely merits that partiality. She writes in the most gorgeous voice, crafts the most interesting, unexpected characters, makes you laugh and breaks your heart turn by turn, sometimes on the same page. She is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular talents in the genre, ever.

WRITTEN ON YOUR SKIN is Meredith's third book, after her acclaimed debut THE DUKE OF SHADOWS and her July 2009 release BOUND BY YOUR TOUCH, which is gathering rave reviews for its wit and deliciousness. Please do yourself a favor and read an excerpt of WRITTEN ON YOUR SKIN. You will salivate and you will curse the slow passage of time until July 28th, when the book becomes available in stores.

Beauty, charm, wealthy admirers: Mina Masters enjoys every luxury but freedom. To save herself from an unwanted marriage, she turns her wiles on a darkly handsome stranger. But Mina's would-be hero is playing his own deceptive game. A British spy, Phin Granville has no interest in emotional entanglements...until the night Mina saves his life by gambling her own.

Four years later, Phin is finally freed by his new title from the bloody game of spycraft. But memories of the girl who saved him won't let Phin go. When he learns that Mina needs his aid, honor forces him back into the world of his nightmares.

Phin is a man intent on control. Mina is fiercely devoted to her independence. As they match wits, their practiced masks begin to slip, kindling an attraction more dangerous than any treasonous conspiracy. For in two lives built on lies, love can prove the darkest secret of all...

And while you are waiting, also read an excerpt for BOUND BY YOUR TOUCH and thank your lucky stars that it is available June 30. :-)

This contest runs until August 15, 2009.

And the winners are Jane S. and Nantawadee. Congratulations! And thank you everyone for participating.

Kristina Riggle Giveaway

Real Life & Liars

Do you know whose taste in books Sherry trusts? Her agent Kristin Nelson's. Kristin has an unerring eye for books that are smart, fun, and unputdownable. So it is with great pleasure that Sherry gives away the debut book, REAL LIFE & LIARS, of her fellow Nelson Literary Agency author Kristina Riggle.

"A moving and accomplished first novel about a family coming to terms with change." — Booklist



As a wilted flower child, Mira Zielinski has never been one to follow orders. Not from her husband, not from her boss - not even from her oncologist. Mira has her own idea about handling her newly diagnosed breast cancer, and it does not involve hopping up on the operating table. Her grown children will no doubt object -- when she gets around to telling them.

As they come home for the weekend of Mira and Max's thirty-fifth wedding anniversary party, her kids harbor some secret trials. Middle child Ivan's lifelong desire to be a songwriter is withering on the vine after years of futility and his dating haplessness is so familiar, it's almost a family joke. The impulsive and very young youngest child Irina will walk in the door with a surprise groom, though she's already looking for the escape hatch in her shiny new marriage. As for the oldest, Katya, let's just say that it would be a relief if her husband's big secret were just the affair she suspects he's having. As these trials unfold, certain family truths come to light but will they shake Mira's resolve?

This contest runs until June 18, 2009.

And the winner is Joy I. Congratulations, Joy! And thank you everyone for participating.

Not Quite a Husband Giveaway

Available May 19, 2009: Not Quite A Husband

This just in, Romantic Times loves NOT QUITE A HUSBAND. It is the featured review this month at RT's website. See what so impressed RT's reviewers.

And while you are waiting to win, read an excerpt. :-)

This contest runs until May 15, 2009.

And the winners are Ying and Patsy Newman. Congratulations! Thank you everyone for participating.

Audio Delicious Giveaway

Delicious Audio Cover

The audio version of DELICIOUS from Recorded Books is, well, delicious. :-) Please forgive Sherry as she preens a little, but Virginia Leishman, the narrator for this recording, with her marvelously precise British accent, makes Sherry's prose sound so good! It comes in a gorgeous little box with 10 CDs, total running time at 12 hours, and track breaks every scene. Sure to be a cool birthday present or Christmas stocking stuffer for the audio book lover in your life.

This contest runs until April 21, 2009.

And the winner is Susan Bloom. Congratulations, Susan. Thank you everyone for participating.

Shana Abé Giveaway

Smoke Thief

Sherry doesn't follow series as a rule—but she does follow Shana Abé's Drakon series. It is rare that a writer combines both mesmerizing storytelling with mesmerizing prose. Shana Abé does exactly that in her Drakon books, combining beautiful, precise, yet sweeping world-building with intimate, passionate love stories between equals. Sherry can't get enough of those dragon shapeshifters.

So to celebrate the release of the newest book in the Drakon series, Sherry is giving away a copy of an autographed copy ofTHE SMOKE THIEF, the first book in the series.

Treasure KeeperFurthermore, Sherry will be hosting Shana in an interview in her newsletter in March and Shana will give away an autographed copy of TREASURE KEEPER to a lucky reader. Hurry and subscribe to Sherry's newsletter, so you won't miss either the interview or the giveaway.

This contest runs until March 31, 2009.

And the winner is Karen Foong. Congratulations, Karen. Thank you everyone for participating and please check out Shana's interview here.

Georgette Heyer Giveaway

Begin the new year with a classic. Georgette Heyer is, without question, the one who started it all. Sherry is delighted to give away a copy of DEVIL'S CUB.

Devil's Cub cover

The excesses of the young Marquis of Vidal are even wilder than his father's before him. Not for nothing is the reckless duelist and gamester called 'the Devil's Cub.' But when he is forced to leave the country, Mary Challoner discovers his wicked plans to abduct her sister. And only by daring to impersonate her can Mary save her sibling from certain ruin.

To read Sandy Coleman of All About Romance's Desert Isle Keeper review of DEVIL'S CUB, click here.

This contest runs until February 14, 2009.

And the winner is Robin Weiss. Congratulations, Robin. And thank you everyone for participating.

Christmas 2008 Giveaway

Big Fish Games Logo

Sherry loves casual games, especially hidden-object games. Her kidlets love them too. Together they have spent many happy hours before these electronic versions of I Spy. So Sherry is delighted to give away a Big Fish Games gift certificate that entitles the receiver to a free full version of Hidden Expedition Titanic, an underwater scavenger hunt that would be just the thing to play for you to unwind from the frenzy of the holiday season. This contest runs until December 31, 2008.

Hidden Expedition: Titanic

And the winner is Michelle Clark. Congratulations to Michelle. And thank you everyone for participating in the contest!

DELICIOUS Book Release Contest

To celebrate the release of her newest book, DELICIOUS, Sherry is offering a special prize—an autographed copy of SURRENDER TO ME, by USA Today bestselling historical romance author Sophie Jordan.

Surrender to Me

She had lost nearly everything...

When tragedy left her penniless and alone, Lady Astrid Derring did whatever it took to survive. She dismissed half her staff, borrowed gowns, and subsisted on cucumber sandwiches from the galas she attended. She endured the wagging tongues of the ton and the indecent proposals from noblemen who deemed her ripe for the plucking. Finally, she has found a way to escape this shame and restore her good name. But it will require a perilous journey to Scotland, where she will come face-to-face with danger...and a sinfully handsome rogue who may be the greatest threat of all.

Any gentleman would lend his hand to a lady in distress, but handsome, rough-hewn Griffin Shaw is no gentleman, and Astrid is far from safe in his company. Accompanying her through the Highlands is a small price to pay for luring her into his bed. Entranced by her boldness, enchanted with her beauty, he is determined to thaw her cold heart. However, he soon finds himself wanting more than a brief affair with the proper lady. Nothing less than the total surrender of her heart will satisfy him.

And the winner is Carol Marck. Congratulations to Carol. And thank you everyone for participating in the contest!

PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS Book Release Contest

Delicious

Three winners will each receive an advance copy of DELICIOUS, Sherry's August 2008 release. And three more entrants will each receive, as a consolation prize, a beautiful PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS t-shirt.

The drawing will be held on May 1, 2008.

And the winners of the DELICIOUS ARCs are—drum roll, please:

    Hata
    Milka Welder
    Honeybee Soup

And the winners of the PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS t-shirts are—another drum roll, please:

    Tracey Galbraith
    P Schroyer
    Linda Price

Congratulations to the winners. And thank you everyone for participating in the contest!