Gifting Books Giveaway Hop

November 25, 2012

gifting books giveaway hop


Thanks for taking the time to celebrate Christmas with me and joining my hop! To all my sponsors, you’re amazing, I wouldn’t be able to make this event without you!



What was the most special book you’ve gifted or received?

All the books I receive are special, but the ones my author friends sign to me have a dear spot in my heart! 



What you can win here: 25 prizes, to celebrate the Christmas Day!!

click the covers to read more about the books!

PRIZE 1: Nice & Naughty –  3 winner may choose between ebook or paperback (INT)

PRIZE 2: Preston’s Mill by Jacqueline Rhoades – 3 ecopies: smashwords, kindle or nook (INT)

PRIZE 3: Cera’s Place by Elizabeth McKenna –  winner’s choice between ebook or print (INT)


PRIZE 4: The Odor of Violet by Ju Ephraime – 5 winners may choose between ebook, amazon or Kobo (INT) or print (US)

PRIZE 5: Mending the Line by Christy Hayes – smashwords coupon (INT)

PRIZE 6: Shoe Strings by Christy Hayes – smashwords coupon (INT)

PRIZE 7: The Drill Sergeant’s Women by E. M. Lohr – signed print copy + SWAG (US)

PRIZE 8: Riding Out the Storm by Desiree Holt – 3 PDF ebooks (INT) and 1 Print (US)

PRIZE 9: All Jacked Up by Desiree Holt =  3 PDF ebooks (INT) and 1 Print (US)

PRIZE 10: The Edge of Morning by Desiree Holt –  3 PDF ebooks (INT) and 1 Print (US)

PRIZE 11: Joy Ride by Desiree Holt –  3 PDF ebooks (INT) and 1 Signed Print (US)

PRIZE 12: Lust Undone by Desiree Holt –  3 PDF ebooks (INT) and 1 Signed Print (US)

PRIZE 13: Wildflower by Amy Maurer Jones – 8 Smashwords coupons (INT) and 2 Signed Print (US)

PRIZE 14: A Little Mini-Madness – 2 Signed Print Books (INT)

PRIZE 16: Virgin Territory by Cari Quinn – winner’s choice between Kindle or ARe (INT)

PRIZE 17: StarCrossed by Kele Moon –  winner’s choice between Kindle or ARe (INT)

PRIZE 18: Dubai Nights by Emily Cale –  winner’s choice between Kindle or ARe (INT)

PRIZE 19: A Beautiful Struggle – ebook (INT)

PRIZE 20: Bride of Dunloch by Veronica Bale -ebook Kindle or Kobo (INT)

PRIZE 21: The Hero Sandwich by Gayl Taylor – PDF (INT)

PRIZE 22: $20 gift card to Breathless Press by Gayl Taylor (INT)

PRIZE 23: $10 Amazon Gift Card by our amazing reader Melissa! (INT)

 PRIZE 24: A pretty, festive, holiday bracelet by Author Sharon Kleve! (US)



PRIZE 25: Cadence Beach by Linda Juliano – FREE by using the code JZ37R on smashwords during this event!


Number of winners: Each winner will receive the top 5 books of their choice, so  LEAST 5 winners!

Open to (INT, US or US/CAN): check each prize

How to enter: the rafflecopter widget bellow

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  • Lupdilup (Loupe Duffy) December 10, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Hi! I signed up for a couple of your hops before, but I never got the linky. :( But then someone told me to check on my spam folder, and sure enough, there they were! :(
    Sorry about that, I will be checking my spam folder for sure this time.
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    • Tanya December 18, 2012 at 4:36 PM

      Don’t feel bad Loupe I missed winning $10 paypal cash because I didn’t check my spam folder :(

  • Ruth Hill December 12, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    For some reason, my link is there, but it says “the thinking man.”
    Please change link 12 to
    My Devotional Thoughts (WW)
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  • Sara December 13, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Hi there,
    Is there anyway to include a banner that will work on a page. They don’t accept “script” or sidebars. Or can you direct me to one (I might have missed it)
    Thanks 😉

  • Genevieve December 16, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Hi, I have never done one of these giveaways before and I am not sure how to do the above example with the raffle. I haven’t received any instructions or maybe I did and accidentally deleted it? I would love to put up prizes but I have no idea how to collect entries?

    • Nat December 16, 2012 at 2:54 PM

      Hi Genevieve, I have sent the info already! Check your spam folder and be sure to read all the info on this page. The helpful links will answer your questions!

  • ELF December 19, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Hi! I am late…is it too late to add to the link? I have a book to giveaway to readers in the US.
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  • Linda December 20, 2012 at 4:55 AM

    I don´t have one special Holiday read, i read everything, all the time.
    As long as there´s a HEA, it´s a favorite, =)

    thanks for the giveaway & Happy Holidays!

  • Lupdilup December 20, 2012 at 5:24 AM

    A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas
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  • erma H December 20, 2012 at 7:22 AM

    I like how the grinch stoled christmas

  • miki December 20, 2012 at 7:29 AM

    home in time for Christmas by heather graham is teh best for me

    thank you a lot and happy holidays!

  • Carol L December 20, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Awesome Hop. I loved the Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans and A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas.
    Carol L

  • Beth December 20, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Holiday Tradition – Night before Christmas!
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  • Julie Kornhausl December 20, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    My children love The Night Before Christmas! I think we read that book every night from Thanksgiving to Christmas!

    Happy Holidays
    Julie K

  • Elizabeth H. December 20, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    All the books I receive are special! There are many generous authors out there and I am thankful that they love and appreciate their fans!

  • Gina - Hott Books December 20, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    I don’t have a favorite read — I love all Christmas books!
    WOW! This is a HUGE giveaway! Thanks so much!!
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  • Lisa w December 20, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    I like so many– but have to read Twas the Night before Christmas to the kids every year!

  • REBECCA STEPHEN December 20, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    I would love to win all of these hot books, but I did choose just one

  • Karin Anderson December 20, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    My favorite holiday read is the Tied with a Bow anthology by Eileen Wilks, Kimberly Frost, Lora Leigh and Virginia Kantra.

  • laurie g December 20, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas

  • Maria D. December 20, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    One of my favorite holiday reads is “The Perfect Christmas” by Debbie Macomber because it really does remind us of what’s important during the holidays:)

  • Olga December 20, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Historical books, hot/romantic books.

  • May December 20, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Mary Balogh wrote some great ones so did Victoria Alexander!

  • Diva Jefferson December 20, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    My favorite holiday read is: well, any book!! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Diva J.

  • Tina M December 20, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    I LOVE all Books..Thanks for the chance to win..

  • Filia Oktarina December 20, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    All books with Paranormal Romance genre!!

  • Dawna Newman December 20, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    My favorite Holiday read is A Dark Hunter’s Christmas by Sherrilyn Kenyon

  • Michele L. December 20, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    I don’t have a favorite hoilday book

  • susan platt December 20, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    I don’t have a favorite holiday read…I love almost all books.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  • erinf1 December 20, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Sad to admit that I don’t have one :(

  • Marilyn Lopez December 20, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    OMg how can i choose just one…. :-) i have lot and i’m always finding more…

  • Eva December 20, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Just read A Christmas Bride/A Christmas Beau by Mary Balogh — it was great!!
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  • SheriV December 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    I don’t have a favorite holiday read.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  • ki pha December 20, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Thanks for the giveaway. I don’t really have a favorite because I just read about anything. Or I read which ever book I haven’t read on my TBR list.


  • sue brandes December 20, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    My favorite holiday read is Not Just Make Believe by Sandra Sookoo. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  • Josie Hink December 20, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    I love historical romance Christmas stories


  • Crystal Young December 20, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    I read A Christmas Carol every year and I have read How a Grinch Stole Christmas to my cousins childs several times already
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  • Valeri December 20, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    One of the most special books i have been given was Pride and Prejudice. My best friend is a Jane Austen fan and before i decided to move (states) I finally relented and decided to read the book and watch the movie with her before I moved. The day I was leaving, we were both trying not to cry and she gave a copy of the book.

  • Renee B December 20, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    I don’t have a favorite holiday book. I love all romances no matter what time of the year or holiday they are set in. I like it when my favorite authors put out a holiday story with characters from their ongoing series. Have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Charley Descoteaux December 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    I don’t really have a favorite holiday book, more a favorite holiday reading tradition! Every year I look for an anthology (or two) of holiday stories! It’s also a great way to find new authors!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  • Yadira A. December 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    I don’t have a fav holiday read since I don’t remember reading any… need to change that:) Happy Holidays!!!

  • Jenny December 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    I just read a great one called Turkey in the Snow by Amy Lane. I also really love Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas and North of Need by Laura Kaye.

  • Nancy S December 20, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    My favorite Christmas book is RJ Scott’s The Christmas Throwaway. I love gift cards, count me in please.

  • Cassandra Hicks December 20, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    My favorite would have to be one of Lori Foster’s :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • miriam roman December 20, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    love the prize list, amazing! thank you for the hop.
    carrie ann ryan’s christmas series. one of my favorites now. but i always read how the grinch stole christmas.

  • elaing8 December 20, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    I like Holiday Anthologies that come out every year.

  • Crystal December 20, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    I love all Christmas books so which ever one I’m reading at the time is probably my favorite. Anything with a Christmas theme and I’m hooked :)

  • Shannon G. December 20, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    Awesome choices! Thank you for being part :)

  • Judy-Ree December 20, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    My favorite holiday reads are novellas of continuing series. I love the peek into my favorite characters holiday traditions and experiences.

    Merry Christmas and thanks for the blog hop.

  • Angie Adair December 20, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    The Christmas Box

  • Mary Preston December 20, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    I don’t have one particular favorite.

  • Rachel Ramos December 21, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    Any romance book!! :)

  • Heather @ Red Headed Bookworm December 21, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    I don’t have a favorite Holiday Read. thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

  • Alyson LaBarge December 21, 2012 at 1:31 AM

    You had asked in your post about the most precious book I had either received or given. I have to agree with you…my most precious books are both hard copies that I have been given by my sweet author friends – Secrets and Desires of the Heart by Kellie Kamryn and hot off the press, Charmeine by Emily Guido. Love them both!

    As for my favorite Christmas read, That would likely be either How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Luke II, or my newest favorite, I Need You for Christmas by Leah Braemel.
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  • Allyson Brann December 21, 2012 at 1:44 AM

    I love Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber! Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! Merry Christmas!

  • Belinda G December 21, 2012 at 2:52 AM

    My favorite holiday read so far is Second Chance Christmas by Dahlia DeWinters. Holiday HOT! hehehe…..

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Best wishes to you and yours during the holidays!

    Belinda G
    belgre AT comcast DOT net

  • Mary Ann Woods December 21, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    I love to just pick up that years’ compilation of holiday short stories. There’s always one with at lead a couple of my favorite authors.

  • Karen C. December 21, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    This is the first year that I have been a reader! So this year will be my first holiday read!! I am currently reading A Very Naughty Xmas so for now, that will be my favorite. I plan to read the new Colleen Hoover book Hopeless as soon as I finish my Christmas book.

  • Theresa Esterline December 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Awesome contest! Thanks for hosting. Most special book would be JAWS – I could have been a gift or I may have bought it at a garage sale when I was in High School (I don’t remember), but it started my love of reading!

  • Kirsten W December 21, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    A bit odd, but I like reading horror books during the holidays.

  • Dovile December 21, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    For holidays I love reading classics and chicklit books, but I don’t have a favorite read.

  • Irene December 21, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    I like to re read favourite series during the holidays. This year it will be the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews as I have just got Gunmetal Magic and I want to refresh it before I read the newest book.

  • cky15 December 21, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    I haven’t had time to read a christmas story but am reading Lora Leigh book. I do read all the time so even if I don’t read a chirsmas book now it I will get one in before it’s over.

  • Sarah Handrich December 21, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    I haven’t really read too many Christmas stories do I don’t have a favorite.

  • Gayle Latreille December 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    Don’t read many Christmas stories, but, Love Lisa Kleypas, so Wallflower for me.

  • Caitlin December 21, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    The Magical Christmas Cat anthology.

  • Dora-lee Harrison December 21, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    I usally read the NUTCRACKER or TWAS the NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS two of my all time favorites I look forward t sharing with my grandchildren one day , they live across Canada so not easy to share with them .

    I am hoping this will work but have not illusions that it will at long last . If it should actually work thank you for the hop and the wonderful opportunities , Merry Christmas to you and everyone .

  • H. Mougeot December 21, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    We always read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” on Christmas Eve.

  • JanD December 21, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    I don’t have a favorite because I don’t seek out stories based on a holiday theme.

  • Lona Stringer December 22, 2012 at 1:47 AM

    I always end up reading the night before christmas to someone over the holidays it seems. Thx for the great giveaway.

  • Melissa December 22, 2012 at 2:24 AM

    Good luck everyone. This is an awesome giveaway.

  • ELF December 22, 2012 at 4:48 AM

    I don’t have a particular favorite holiday read (although I used to really enjoy reading about the feasts at Hogwarts).

    Thanks for the awesome blog hop and Happy Holidays to you and your family!

    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com
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  • Kathryn Anne Merkel December 22, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    My favorite holiday read is Hearts and Wishes by Shiloh walker.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

    FYI: There is no #15 on the list of prizes.

  • BookAttict December 22, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    I’m not really a “seasonal” reader –the first ones that comes to mind are An Affair before Christmas by Eloisa James and Dark Celebration by Christine Feehan — both were fantastic!

    Happy Holidays & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
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  • Karina V December 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    I like to reread Christmas Carol and Little Match girl :)

  • Ashley A December 22, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    I don’t really have a specific holiday read, but I do enjoy How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
    Ashley A

  • Jeannie Platt December 22, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    I like reading night before christmas to my boys… we have a stuffed bear and mouse who do the story but the mouse always cuts in making funny comments… it is out all year round my youngest loves it. Merry christmas and thanks for the blog hop.

  • Heather Thurmeier December 22, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    I really haven’t read many holiday books! But my favorite holiday movie is Die Hard!! I love me some Bruce around the holidays. 😉
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  • Diane Sallans December 22, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    I particularly like a story with humor around the holidays – anthologies are good to cause I have so much to do besides read that the shorter stories are great.

  • Susan W. December 23, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    My favorite holiday read is usually what I’m reading at that time. Today it’s The Dom on the Naughty List. Thanks for the chance to win!


  • Connie Fischer December 23, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Always, always love “The Night Before Christmas.” It never fails to make me smile and feel excitement about it being Christmas.

  • Aly P December 23, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Finished Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair* and it was very good

  • Marlene Breakfield December 23, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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  • Tina Donnelly December 24, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    I have never read a holiday book, so any book is good for me!

  • bn100 December 24, 2012 at 2:05 AM

    A Christmas carol

  • Miz Vickik December 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Peter Pan is a classic for any holiday with family

  • Tanya Childress December 24, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    I just finished Red Hot Holiday and it was good..

    Merry Chirstmas!

  • Linda Kish December 25, 2012 at 1:44 AM

    “Twas the Night Before Christmas”

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  • June M. December 25, 2012 at 4:04 AM

    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  • Lisa Vazquezanzua December 25, 2012 at 4:12 AM

    I don’t have a favorite for myself only, but I do have a family favorite to read which is The Night Before Christmas. I read it to my kids on Christmas Eve!!
    Thank you for Hosting this awesome blog hop!!
    Happy Holidays!

  • MaijaS December 25, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    I don`t really have one, but it would usually be Contemporary :)

  • Jessie L December 25, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Naughty and Nice: Three Holiday Treats by Ruthie Knox, etc.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Anne C December 25, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    I love reading all genre no matter the season, but I’m more into thriller, paranormal, mystery, and horror.

  • Maureen December 26, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    My mother gave me Anne of Green Gables for Christmas and I can’t remember how many times I read it.

  • Farhana December 26, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    I like Geek High. It reminds me of holiday ;D

  • Tina B December 26, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    I hate to admit that I have not read many holiday reads, though one that I did enjoy is A Heart Is A Home by K.E. Saxon. :-)
    Thank you for another fabulous hop and giveaway!

  • Angela Love December 26, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Wish List by sylvia day was my favorite christmas book this year!!!

    Hoping you all had a Merry Christmas!!!

  • Mel Bourn December 26, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    I enjoyed Christmas Carole. A quick sexy read.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  • Krista B December 27, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    I received “Oh The Places You Will Go” signed by all my teachers for graduation – it was very touching and still is 10 years after the fact!

    • Krista B December 27, 2012 at 1:34 AM

      Ok, I answered the question in the blog before I saw the rafflecopter Q :)
      My fave holiday read is Twas the Night Before Christmas :)

  • Renee G December 27, 2012 at 3:52 AM

    I like White Christmas Pie.

  • corey December 27, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    The Bible.

  • Becca Wilson December 27, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    I still love the short and simple ‘Twas the night before Christmas :)

  • Jessica B December 27, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    I don’t have one favorite holiday read. whatever catches my fancy. . . this year one was hot for the holidays by Lora Leigh, et alt
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  • Sarah p December 27, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    I loved reading Twas the night before Christmas with my little one this holiday season :)

  • Michelle Tucker December 27, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    A Christmas Carole. Thanks!

  • susan smoaks December 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    right now i’m reading dick wolf the intercept

  • AEKZ2 December 27, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    I like reading the Grinch with my children

  • Shadow December 28, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    I dont have a favorite holiday read. Though, i do love when holidays come around, its a great excuse to shop for holiday themed books! lol

  • darlene hickson December 28, 2012 at 1:25 AM

    i love all of the romance novels especially my favorites, by danille steel, and debbie macam

  • DeeDee Griffin December 28, 2012 at 1:31 AM

    Christmas Kisses by HM Ward!

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