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Friday, February 10, 2012

February Swagday! Anthology edition



This is the month of love and the most efficient way to get the most author love is through anthologies. I have picked 5 anthologies to feature a total of 18 authors to not only read, but to roll around in till you smell like author goodness! (okay, that was a little creepy)





Featured authors
Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Marjorie M. Liu,
Vicki Pettersson, Jacquelyn Frank, Kate Douglas,
Jess Haines, Clare Willis, Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews,
Meljean Brook, Karen Chance,
Yasmine Galenorn, Eileen Wilks, Jeaniene Frost,
Shayla Black, Sharie Kohler


Anyway...ready to win some anthologies and some a butt load of swag?



What you will win
First Place gets to pick 3 of the books plus the big bag of swag plus I will send some books in your name to the Veterans Hospital in Durham, NC.

Second Place gets the remaining two books and a small bag of swag

A Moonpie and Kool Aid are included in both

How to enter:
1. Play the game and put your answers in the rafflecopter. You don't have to get them all right!
2. Tell me in the comments what authors you would like to see in an anthology or what kind of anthology theme you would like or just say Baaaaa!



Match the anthology to the theme.
Answers (themes)
a. when supernatural sex goes wild
b. when parties go wild
c. when pets go wild
d. when tattoos go wild
e. when dark worlds go wild

***there are clues -hint,hint,wink,wink***

1. Haunted By Your Touch
Jeaniene Frost - Enter the dark realm of Nocturna in Jeaniene Frost's redhot tale, where blisteringly sexy Raphael dominates the demons of a lawless dimension and tries to help a beautiful young woman avenge her cousin's disappearance in"Night's Darkest Embrace".
Shayla Black -In the shadowy world of Shayla Black's Doomsday Brethren, magical warrior Raiden vows to protect his woman and their unborn youngling from evil--and deliver her safely to another man. But once he's saved her, can he let her go?" Mated"
Sharie Kohler - Lycans rule the night in Sharie Kohler's suspenseful story, as a fiery woman stalks mysterious Luc, the undeniably hypnotic being she believes can save her from turning . . . "if "she kills him in "Darkest Temptation"



2. Inked
Karen Chance - "Skin Deep" tells the tale of a war mage in Las Vegas who stumbles across an ominous magical ward that appears as a dragon on her skin--and has a mind of its own…
Marjorie M. Liu - demon slayer Maxine Kiss investigates a grisly murder at a high-class soirée, she finds herself involved in a conspiracy dating back to World War II--and a secret mission that her grandmother may have carried out for the US Government, one that involves the mysterious"Armor of Roses."
Yasmine Galenorn - "Etched in Silver," a supernatural agent is on the trail of a sadistic serial killer, when an unexpected ally comes to her aid, setting in motion a magical ritual that may end up binding them together, body and soul.
Eileen Wilks -When the heavily tattooed body of a man is found in a Northern California town, FBI Agent Lily Yu is drawn into the case. Trouble is, the victim wasn't human--and the killer isn't finished in "Human Nature."



3. Must Love Hellhounds
Charlaine Harris - Follow paranormal bodyguards Clovache and Batanya into Lucifer's realm, where they encounter his fearsome four-legged pets, in Charlaine Harris's "The Britlingens Go to Hell".
Nalini Singh - Seek out a traitor in the midst of a guild of non- lethal vampire trackers, one that intends to eradicate the entire species of bloodsuckers, in Nalini Singh's "Angels' Judgment".
Ilona Andrews - Find out why the giant three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades has left the underworld for the real world-and whose scent he's following-in Ilona Andrews's "Magic Mourns".
Meljean Brook - Embark on a perilous search for the kidnapped niece of a powerful vampire alongside her blind- and damn sexy-companion and a hellhound in Meljean Brook's "Blind Spot".



4. Nocturnal
Jacquelyn Frank- "The Phoenix Project" Held captive, Amara is subjected to bizarre experiments that test the limits of her sanity. But nothing prepares her for being locked away - naked - with a sexy ex-cop...after they've been pumped full of drugs that increase their sexual appetites to animalistic intensity...
Kate Douglas - "Crystal Dreams" - When Lemurian Guard Darius chases a demon spirit to Earth, he faces a lethal battle between good and evil. His ally is Mari, a breathtakingly beautiful human who unknowingly holds the key to victory. But before the war is over, Darius' desire for his mortal companion threatens to erupt - and could cost Mari her life...
Jess Haines - "Spark of Temptation" - Blackmailed into taking a treacherous case, P.I. Sara Halloway is thrust into a demon war. Sara seeks guidance from a charismatic mage, but their hunger for one another soon becomes a deadly distraction...and the danger surrounding them only makes their urges more powerful...
Clare Willis - "My Soul to Take" - New Orleans native Dr. Maggie Dillon thought she left her past behind her - until she's enraptured by a handsome patient who has been possessed by a malevolent spirit. To find a cure, Colby revisits her magical roots - and unleashes a primal lust too vital to ignore...



5. Holidays Are Hell
Kim Harrison - "Two Ghosts for Sister Rachel" a much younger Rachel Morgan-an undergraduate witch-in-training naively resurrects a spirit and sparks a terrifying showdown with a deadly undead adversary.
Lynsay Sands - "Run, Run, Rudolph" Yuletide suspense when, in order to escape from a determined stalker, a beautiful, reluctant shape-shifter must assume different forms.
Marjorie M. Liu - "Six" A petite-but-powerful goverment agent's hands are full when she must join forces with a hunky necomancer to prevent an unholy brotherhood of terroists and vampires from ringing in the New Year with blood.
Vicki Pettersson - "The Harvest" a former superhero-an elite Zodiac warrior-back to the mortal world for a Thanksgiving reunion with the her equally hated and beloved enemy to do battle for the lives of her imperiled children.


Contest ends Febuary 17th at midnight. DOUBLE entries for followers!





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52 comments:

  1. Thank you for the great giveaway! :-) I would love an UF anthology featuring Kelley Armstrong, Sonya Bateman, Carolyn Crane, Laura Bickle, Ilona Andrews. And if they made contemporary romance anthologies then Jill Shalvis, Erin Nicholas, Nadia Lee and Candis Terry :-)

    Thank you! :-)

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. that UF anthology sounds divine! Can't go wrong with any of those :) thanks for stopping by

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  2. I would love to see some supernatural special op stories! Yummy :)

    legallycaz@yahoo.co.uk

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    1. oh yeah! love me some men in uniform (and out ;)

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  3. I would love to read an anthology where the authors switched genres and wrote something different than the norm. That would be interesting.
    Oh and...Baaaa!!!! (:

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  4. I would like to see a werewolf anthology.

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  5. Ooohhh... werewolf anthology would be cool.

    I like the anthologies that Charlaine Harris has done that marry the supernatural world and the mundane 'real' world. I.E. Death's Excellent vacation, the supernatural world goes on vacation. More of that!

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    1. that was one of my favorite anthologies! good luck in the contest!

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  6. Love to see this as i am crazy about it.

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  7. I'd love to see a UF anthology written by my favorite "UF Guys"--Mark Del Franco,
    Kevin Hearne, Anton Strout, Jim Butcher, etc...

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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    1. great choices!!! There is a big difference between guy written UF and girl written. I love them both.

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  8. I would like to see an anthology with writing by Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, and Jeaniene Frost with vampires, ghosts, werewolves, demons, the whole 9 yards of supernatural!! They are 3 of my absolute favorite authors!!!

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    1. these are in my top list too! Guess what? I am going to meet Charlaine Harris on her book tour in May!! WINNING!

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  9. A Shifter Anthology with Nalini Singh, Patricia Briggs, Lora Leigh and Angela Knight would be interesting :D

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  10. Any author! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Baaaaaa!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. Baaaaaaa! *munch munch munch* luv the moonpie! oops, was that for the giveaway? Baaaaa!

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    1. lol, yes! the winners will get moonpies too. Maybe even the new Mint Moon pies!

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  13. I'd like to see a 'brothers' anthology: J.R. Ward (BDB), Gena Showalter (LOTU), Pamela Palmer (Feral Warriors), Jacquelyn Frank (Nightwalkers), Angela Knight (Mageverse), Sherilyn Kenyon (Dark and Were Hunters), Lora Leigh (Breeds shifters)), Alexis Morgan (Paladins), Larissa Ione, (demons), Donna Grant (Highland warriors), Lora Adrian (Breed vamps), G.A. Aikens (Dragons), Cheyenne McCray(Wonderland or Armed & Dangerous), Sarah McCarty (Shadow Wranglers), Jennifer Ashley (shifters or McKenzies). Baaaa!

    barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

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    1. oh, this one would be full of the smexies!!!

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  14. I'd like to see maybe something along the lines of a kick-butt heroine anthology! :) Thanks so much!

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  15. Any anthology with Stacia Kane and Chloe Neill. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. Hehe...Baaaaaaaaaaaa! Thanks for the giveaway! ericanicholas at gmail dot com

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love it if Chloe Neill, Patricia Briggs, and Ilona Andrews wrote an anthology. Those are 3 of my favorite authors.

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    1. I haven't read any Neill and I just read my first Briggs! it was fantastic

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  18. I'd like to see Kendra Leigh Castle, Felicity Heaton, and Laura Kaye in an anthology. BAAAAAAAAA!!
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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  19. Baaaaaa! Did I get enough a's in there? Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. Baaaa! Baaaa! Baaaa!
    Vampires, Shifters/Changlings, Highlanders, or all the above!
    Thank you for the fun giveaway!

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  21. I'd like to see an anthology about fallen angels. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. Baaaaa! I just love reading full stop so any anthology will do :)

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  23. I would like to see Charlene Harris, Kate Douglas and Kelly Armstrong.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  24. I just love anthologies, you can get to read many authors you may not have read otherwise.

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

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    1. I agree, the best way to get a feel for the author and her characters...like the smexy men cause honestly that is all that matters ;)

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  25. Man what a collection of anthologies. I would love and anthology where the pets rule the day...LOL

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    1. there are quite a few cool pets out there for our heroines. Like the perverted unicorn in Allyson Pang's (sp?) series.

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  26. Jeanine Frost, Kelley Armstrong, and Sherrilyn Kenyon. Love them!!! Love the erotic anthologies or the holiday ones. Those are my favs!:-)

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  27. An anthology about " brothers could be great yes ^^

    Holidays are hell are in my wish list *________* and the anthology with karen chance oh my i want these!!! ( thanks you a lot for this giveaway^^)

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  28. I love Urban fantasy and Paranormal romance books so I think I would love to have an anthology with this theme. It's always so interesting!

    thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. Baaa!! i would love the all shifters.. nalini singh, ilona andrews, shelly laurenston.. i really liked Inked about the tattoos and would love to see more of those too!!
    or an all steampunk with meljean brook, devon monk, gail carriger..

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  30. My favourite anthologies of last year were Men in Uniform and SEAL of my Dreams. I'm starting to see a pattern! :)
    I do love spec ops soliers as well as paranormal. So if it included an ACRO short - it would be heaven! (or something similar).

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  31. Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love to a dragon shifter anthology! I haven't even seen very many dragon shifter books.
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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  32. I think I would like a nerds gone wild anthology! But some of the other answers I've seen above would be REALLY cool too!

    Ann
    Kyreadinggirl@yahoo.com

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  33. contest closed! winner will be announced today or tomorrow. Thanks for playing guys! Baaa!

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