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Gifting Books Giveaway Hop

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

Discussion (116 Comments)

  1. 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.
    Lupdilup (Loupe Duffy) recently posted..Kissing Under the Mistletoe (Audiobook Review)My Profile

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

  2. For some reason, my link is there, but it says “the thinking man.”
    Please change link 12 to
    My Devotional Thoughts (WW)
    Ruth Hill recently posted..This Day in History December 12, 1939 (or the 13th)My Profile

  3. by Sara

    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 ;-)

  4. 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?

    • by Nat

      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!

  5. [...] also, ALSO on December 20th, I will start participating in the Christmas Giveaway at Reading Romances. I plan to give away 10 digital copies of First, I Love You in whatever format the winner chooses [...]

  6. by ELF

    Hi! I am late…is it too late to add to the link? I have a book to giveaway to readers in the US.
    ELF recently posted..Things to add to your wishlist!My Profile

  7. [...] Click HERE to visit the other blogs in the hop! [...]

  8. by Linda

    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!

  9. A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas
    Lupdilup recently posted..Gifting Books G!veaway/HopMy Profile

  10. by erma H

    I like how the grinch stoled christmas

  11. by miki

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

    thank you a lot and happy holidays!

  12. by Carol L

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

  13. by Beth

    Holiday Tradition – Night before Christmas!
    Beth recently posted..The Reluctant Countess Blog TourMy Profile

  14. by Julie Kornhausl

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

    Happy Holidays
    Julie K

  15. by Elizabeth H.

    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!

  16. I don’t have a favorite read — I love all Christmas books!
    WOW! This is a HUGE giveaway! Thanks so much!!
    Gina – Hott Books recently posted..Christmas Review: A Snowglobe ChristmasMy Profile

  17. by Lisa w

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


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

  19. by Karin Anderson

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

  20. by laurie g

    A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas

  21. by Maria D.

    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:)

  22. by Olga

    Historical books, hot/romantic books.

  23. by May

    Mary Balogh wrote some great ones so did Victoria Alexander!

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

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Diva J.

  25. by Tina M

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

  26. by Filia Oktarina

    All books with Paranormal Romance genre!!

  27. by Dawna Newman

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

  28. by Michele L.

    I don’t have a favorite hoilday book

  29. by susan platt

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

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  30. by erinf1

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

  31. by Marilyn Lopez

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

  32. by Eva

    Just read A Christmas Bride/A Christmas Beau by Mary Balogh — it was great!!
    Eva recently posted..TOP 10 YA/NA OF 2012My Profile

  33. by SheriV

    I don’t have a favorite holiday read.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  34. by ki pha

    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.


  35. by sue brandes

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

  36. by Josie Hink

    I love historical romance Christmas stories


  37. by Crystal Young

    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

  38. by Valeri

    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.

  39. by Renee B

    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

  40. 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!
    Charley Descoteaux recently posted..Gifting Books Giveaway Hop!My Profile

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

  42. by Jenny

    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.

  43. by Nancy S

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

  44. by Cassandra Hicks

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

  45. by miriam roman

    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.

  46. by elaing8

    I like Holiday Anthologies that come out every year.

  47. by Crystal

    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 :)

  48. by Shannon G.

    Awesome choices! Thank you for being part :)

  49. by Judy-Ree

    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.

  50. by Angie Adair

    The Christmas Box

  51. by Mary Preston

    I don’t have one particular favorite.

  52. Any romance book!! :)

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

  54. 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.
    Alyson LaBarge recently posted..SnifferWalk Books Presents: The Christmas Dare by Joan ChandlerMy Profile

  55. by Allyson Brann

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

  56. by Belinda G

    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

  57. by Mary Ann Woods

    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.

  58. by Karen C.

    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.

  59. by Theresa Esterline

    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!

  60. by Kirsten W

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

  61. by Dovile

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

  62. by Irene

    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.

  63. 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.

  64. by Sarah Handrich

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

  65. by Gayle Latreille

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

  66. by Caitlin

    The Magical Christmas Cat anthology.

  67. 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 .

  68. by H. Mougeot

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

  69. by JanD

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

  70. by Lona Stringer

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

  71. by Melissa

    Good luck everyone. This is an awesome giveaway.

  72. by ELF

    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
    ELF recently posted..Tart (adult title)My Profile

  73. by Kathryn Anne Merkel

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

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

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

  74. by BookAttict

    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
    Linky: BookAttict

  75. by Karina V

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

  76. by Ashley A

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

  77. by Jeannie Platt

    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.

  78. 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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  79. by Diane Sallans

    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.

  80. by Susan W.

    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!


  81. by Connie Fischer

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

  82. by Aly P

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

  83. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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  84. by Tina Donnelly

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

  85. by bn100

    A Christmas carol

  86. by Miz Vickik

    Peter Pan is a classic for any holiday with family

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

    Merry Chirstmas!

  88. by Linda Kish

    “Twas the Night Before Christmas”

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  89. by June M.

    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  90. by Lisa Vazquezanzua

    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!

  91. by MaijaS

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

  92. by Jessie L

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

  93. by Anne C

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

  94. by Maureen

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

  95. by Farhana

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

  96. by Tina B

    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!

  97. by Angela Love

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

    Hoping you all had a Merry Christmas!!!

  98. by Mel Bourn

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

  99. by Krista B

    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!

    • by Krista B

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

  100. by Renee G

    I like White Christmas Pie.

  101. by corey

    The Bible.

  102. by Becca Wilson

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

  103. 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
    Jessica B recently posted..Merry Christmas!!My Profile

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

  105. by Michelle Tucker

    A Christmas Carole. Thanks!

  106. by susan smoaks

    right now i’m reading dick wolf the intercept

  107. by AEKZ2

    I like reading the Grinch with my children

  108. by Shadow

    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

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

  110. by DeeDee Griffin

    Christmas Kisses by HM Ward!

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