Welcome, welcome, to Bookaroo-Ju’s BIG BLOGAVERSARY GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!
Yep, Bookaroo-Ju is ONE YEAR OLD, and I’m so excited about that, I decided to throw a big giveaway party!!!!!!
And, boy, do I have some great prizes for you!
Because, when I put out the plea for help (or prizes, to be pedantic), I had way more responses than I ever expected. Which means I have plenty of stuff. Up for grabs. For you lovely people.
Check it out.
Prize number 1
1 signed paperback of CRUX by Julie Reece + a Crux water bottle (US only).
She should have run. Now, she’ll have to fight. Eighteen year old Birdie may be homeless, but she’s surviving, that is until a mysterious guy throws money in the air like a crazy game show host and she grabs some with the idea she’ll be able to buy dinner that night. In that singular moment, unassuming Birdie becomes the girl in everyone’s viewfinder. Thugs want to kill her. Money-guy wants to recruit her. The very hot, very rich and very out of her league Grey Mathews wants to save her. Birdie, though, wants nothing to do with any of them until she realizes fate didn’t bring them all together. Her heritage did. Now, with only twenty-one days left, she’s got to decide whether to follow in the footsteps of those before her or risk her life for people she’s only just met.
I happen to have read Crux (my review). I also happened to love it. Full of Vikings and legend, and battle and love, this YA has a little of everything. HUGE thanks to Julie Reece for her prize donation.
Prize number 2
1 E-Book of AFTER DARK by Emi Gayle (International).
What eighteen year old Mac Thorne doesn’t know will probably kill her. In exactly eight months, five days, three hours and thirteen minutes, Mac has to choose what she’ll be for the rest of her life. She has no choice but to pick. As a Changeling, it’s her birthright. To Mac, it’s a birthchore. Like going to school with humans, interacting with humans, and pretending to be human during the pesky daylight hours. Once darkness descends, Mac can change into any supernatural form that exists-which makes her as happy as she can be. That is, until Winn Thomas, the biggest geek in her senior class, figures out there’s more to what hides in the dark than most are willing to acknowledge. In this first of the 19th Year Trilogy, Winn might know more about Mac than even she does, and that knowledge could end their lives, unless Mac ensures the powers-that-be have no choice but to keep him around.
Another YA title I’ve read and loved (my review). Paranormal with a difference, attitude with an edge, and an unlikely romance that might just make you fall for a geek. HUGE thanks to Emi Gayle for her prize donation.
Prize number 3
1 signed paperback of WITCH WAY TO TURN by Karen Y. Bynum (US only).
Can you give one guy your heart and another your soul?
The last thing eighteen-year-old Breena Cross needs in her life is more complications. It’s all she can do to balance studying, working, trying to keep her foster-sister safe and drooling over the new guy at work. But things go from complicated to crazy when a fit of rage ignites the dark magic inside her and she finds herself fending off the supernatural underworld.
Myles, Breena’s drool-worthy coworker and vampire convict, is carrying a load of secrets–one of which is that he’s fang-over-lip in love with Breena and in danger of violating the terms of his sentence.
Orin is a soul-hungry assassin sent to kill Breena. However, he takes one look into her eyes and sees his own lost humanity. For once thinking of someone other than himself, he chooses not to end her life, even though it means risking his own.
Despite a convict and an assassin fighting over her, all Breena wants is custody of her sister. But to do this, she will need help from both Myles and Orin. And if Breena doesn’t learn to control the darkness within, she could lose her sister…forever.
WARNING: Contains strong language and some graphic content.
I haven’t had the opportunity to read Karen’s title yet, but I have had it highly recommended to me. So if you happen to love YA, and you likey witches, then this might be right up your street. HUGE thanks to Karen Y. Bynum for her prize donation.
Prize number 4
1 E-Book of A REASON TO STAY by L.S. Murphy (International).
Within minutes of arriving in her hometown after an eight year absence, Julianna Markum runs into Pace Carter, the last person she expected to see. Pace was her best friend during high school, but she left town without telling him, knowingly breaking his heart. Now that she’s back to help care for her ailing aunt, Julianna wants to make things right with Pace. If she could only find the words to explain why she left and why she didn’t tell him goodbye.
Love Contemporary Romance? This heart-warming novella is just the right size to fill the spot—I know, I’ve read it (my review). HUGE thanks L.S. Murphy for this prize donation.
Prize number 5
A pair of bookmarks: CALL OF THE SEA (US only) PLUS 1 e-Book of CALL OF THE SEA by Rebecca Hart.
Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.
Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O’Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Siren’s Call. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter.
Years later, when the leader of a band of bloodthirsty pirates murders Captain Winters, Daniel and Elysandra’s lives come crashing back together with the force of a hurricane. Both experts in deception, they must find a way to trust each other in order to quell the raging storm between them or have any hope of hunting down the captain’s killer.
Love pirates? Love feisty heroines? How about some mythological lore thrown into the mix? Then Rebecca’s Call of the Sea might just be right up your alley. HUGE thanks to Rebecca Hart for contributing these.
Prize number 6
1 E-Book of choice from J. Taylor Publishing’s ‘Currently Released’ library (International).
Yep, JTP have kindly offered up one ebook of the winner’s choice from their catalogue of currently released titles (above is an example). So, from fae, to romantic office shenanigans, to paranormal, to werewolves, to mythology, there’s plenty to choose from. HUGE thanks to J. Taylor Publishing for their prize donation.
Prize number 7
1 $25 Amazon Gift Card OR 1 $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card (International).
Yep, with this lovely gift card, you can buy whatever the heck takes your fancy. This prize has VERY generously been donated by the extremely awesome aspiring YA author Katherine Skye (MASSIVE thanks to her). You should defo go check her out. You should even stalk her. Because she’s cool, and because I said so.
Prize number 8
1 E-Book of Stolen by Ella James (International).
With Cayne’s fate in the hands of his enemies and Julia spirited away to the covert Stained compound, the two are separated by impenetrable walls and a gulf of unanswered questions. Soon Julia learns the truth about the Stained and the plans they have for her, the compound is attacked, and a new group is running from an unwanted destiny, searching the globe in pursuit of the knowledge that just might save them all.
This second installment in the Stained series not only looks but sounds cool. Love the effect of the image. I already have Stained (book 1) on my Kindle and I’m looking forward to checking this series out. HUGE thanks to Ella James for her prize donation.
Prize number 9
1 E-Book of FOR THE LOVE OF CHRISTMAS by Jennifer M. Eaton + 1 E-Book of CHRISTMAS MAGIC by Terri Rochenski (International).
Yes, yes, I know it’s March, but Christmas should be all year round, right? Besides, there’s nothing quite like getting into the Christmas spirit early for next year. HUGE thanks to Jennifer M. Eaton and Terri Rochenski for these prizes.
Prize number 10
1 signed paperback of SOUL AVENGED by Keri Lake + 1 Sons of Wrath T-Shirt (US only).
Passion is blind in vengeance and love …
Ayden’s suburban home was invaded by a pack of Lycans.
The brutal attack is the only memory she carries of her former life.
Now, one motive burns in her soul:
KILL THEM ALL.
The Sons of Wrath—a brood of vengeance-dealing warrior demons—band with Ayden to hunt the Lycans on Detroit’s most deadly feeding grounds.
Kane Walker should’ve been her easiest kill.
Unfortunately, the newly bitten Lycan has something she wants—clues that may finally lay her past to rest. To reach them, she must be willing to submit to the sensual pleasures awakened by his touch.
Time is running out.
In seven days, Kane will become what Ayden despises most. She can halt his transformation but the antidote requires the ultimate sacrifice. As the beast takes hold, Kane becomes more of a threat.
Ayden must choose between her lust for revenge, or surrender to her enemy and discover a horrible truth.
Sons of Wrath
Never gamble with vengeance
LOVED Soul Avenged (my review). Demons and Lycans, and hotness, oh my. And I want a Sons of Wrath T-Shirt, dammit! So, whoever wins this one will earn my jealousy for sure. HUGE thanks to Keri Lake for this donation.
Prize number 11
1 E-Book of THE TROUBLE WITH NIGHTINGALE by Amaleen Ison (International).
When eighteen-year-old Millie Scrubbings moves to new digs on East London’s Nightingale Estate, she believes she’s finally closed the door on a childhood dictated by strangers. But overnight, her peaceful high-rise turns bonkers, and a series of grisly murders leaves Millie frightened and more helpless than ever.
Millie must accept her lead role in rescuing Nightingale from its descent into anarchy, or risk all Hell breaking loose.
Read it. Really liked it (my review). It’s fast, it’s fun, it’s whacky, and Fabio is a hoot. HUGE thanks to Amaleen Ison for this prize donation.
Prize number 12
1 signed paperback of THE P.U.R.E. by Claire Gillian (US only).
No one ever said Gayle Lindley’s first job would be a killer.
Fresh out of college, Gayle’s career path should follow the yellow brick road straight to the top. Thanks to a menial errand gone wrong, a wayward tongue, and a randy supervisor who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer, Gayle’s stuck in corporate hell.
Discovering a company secret only turns up the heat.
The one part of her life not going down in flames is her friendship with the gorgeous but intensely private, Jon Cripps. Jon would make the perfect consolation prize for Gayle’s pity party if dating a co-worker wasn’t career suicide. Then again, with all Gayle has been through, maybe falling in love is the lucky break she needs.
Hitting the cool sheets with Jon soothes her mind and body, but it also enrages whoever’s behind the smokescreen she’s uncovered at work. Someone is willing to kill to protect their secrets, and Gayle and Jon are the targets.
With both her heart and livelihood at stake, Gayle’s early career-limiting moves could turn into life-terminating ones.
Another one I happen to have read and was very entertained by (my review). Fun antics, a hot guy that’ll win you over in no time, an absolute nutter of an MC, and a mystery to unravel. Who’d have known accounting could be so exciting? HUGE thanks to Claire Gillian for her prize donation.
Prize number 13
1 E-Book of LOVE LINES by Diana Nixon (International).
Love lines series:
The traces of supernatural powers have always been crossing the world of human beings. Many people know about the existence of healers, mind readers, oneiromancers and wizards. But for centuries their lives have been kept secret and no one has ever heard about one special place, where those gifted people studied.
Neither has Eileen Clark, whose life has never been different from the one other teenagers have.
But one day everything changes. Eileen finds out that she belongs to the mysterious world of unnatural and the destiny leads her to Dever – a closed university for the people like her.
Nothing will ever be the same again…
New life, new friends, new enemies…
But the true love will never let her down. It will help to go through everything….
I haven’t yet had the chance to read Ms Nixon’s Love Lines, but I’ve certainly heard great things about it, and the positive reviews have been streaming in, for sure. And now, it looks like you might get the chance to read it before me. HUGE thanks to Diana Nixon for her prize donation.
Prize number 14
1 E-Book of HIDE & SEEK by Aimee Laine (International).
Lie, cheat or steal, no one can catch Tripp Fox. Except one woman.
Lexi Shepherd’s knack for finding whatever is asked of her isn’t sheer luck. It’s a gift from the Greek god Zeus.
That Lexi doesn’t use her ability to search for “Mr. Right” comes from one of many personal rules she has set for herself. Number one is not to let fate dictate her future.
Falling in love with Tripp breaks all the others.
Despite her principles, Lexi’s unable to stay away from the bad boy, and she finds herself toeing the grey line of the law for him.
Zeus, though, didn’t give Lexi and Tripp their talents to make their relationship a simple, easy alliance. He designed it to be exactly the opposite. Impossible. Always.
With their separation, Lexi expects Tripp to forfeit love in favor of destiny. He, on the other hand, intends to beat Zeus at his own game. With a plan in place, Tripp challenges Lexi to take the one action no one else can.
The question isn’t can she … but will she?
Tripp Fox. I really don’t think there’s anything more to say (my H&S review). I’m a big fan of Aimee Laine. Love all her male leads. And, man, does she know how to write romance. Not forgetting the twists of paranormal or mythology she often tosses into the mix. HUGE thanks to Aimee Laine for her prize donation.
Prize number 15
1 set of signed Aimee Laine bookmarks (US only).
As I said above, I’m a big Aimee Laine fan, and just so happen to own all of her bookmarks myself (they’re pretty). Another HUGE thanks to Aimee for these.
Prize number 16
1 signed paperback of REAPER by L.S. Murphy (US only).
There’s no way sixteen year old Quincy Amarante will become the fifth grim reaper. None. Not over her shiny blue Mustang. Her Jimmy Choos. Or her dead body.
She’s supposed to enjoy her sophomore year, not learn about some freaky future Destiny says she has no choice but to fulfill.
It doesn’t take long for Quincy to realize the only way out of the game is to play along especially since Death can find her anyway, anywhere, anytime. And does.
Like when she’s reassuring her friends she wants nothing to do with former best friend Ben Moorland, who’s returned from god-knows-where, and fails. Miserably.
Instead of maintaining her coveted popularity status, Quincy’s goes down like the Titanic.
Maybe … just maybe … that’s okay.
It seems, perhaps, becoming a grim reaper isn’t just about the dead but more about a much needed shift in Quincy’s priorities—from who she thinks she wants to be to who she really is.
This one’s almost still hot off the press as it only released in January. And yes, I’ve read it. Yes, I was thoroughly entertained (my review). And yes, you will enjoy it if you just so happen to win. HUGE thanks to L.S. Murphy for her second prize donation.
Prize number 17
1 E-Book of HERE by Ella James (International).
Milo Mitchell’s life used to be charmed, but that was before her family dissolved, she went a little crazy, and her best friends started acting more like strangers. Spending Saturday morning in a treehouse with a stun gun for company and a herd of deer for friends is the only exciting thing in her life…until she shoots a fawn and finds her dart stuck in a guy.
Her gorgeous victim is dressed in a Brioni tux and armed with a hanky. He has no idea who or where he is. Afraid her dart caused his amnesia, Milo takes him in, names him Nick, and vows to help him solve his mystery. Soon the pair find Nick’s face in a newspaper obituary, and Nick beings to have strange, ethereal memories of Milo–who is sure she’s never met him. Suddenly Nick knows things he shouldn’t know and is doing things he shouldn’t do. When the Department of Defense shows up, Nick and Milo run–toward a shocking conclusion that could destroy both their worlds.
I spotted this one a couple months back when the cover revealed for it and couldn’t help but the love the simplicity of it. Plus, the guy on the front is cute. I’m looking forward to checking this one out. HUGE thanks to Ella James for her second donation.
And I think that’s it. :p
17 prizes. 17 winners.
And here’s how to be in with a chance:
After reading the T&C below, hop across to the Rafflecopter Form.
1) There will be 16 draws for the 16 prizes. If you have entered more than once (there are more than one option for how to enter), and your name is drawn more than once, then you will be granted more than one prize.
2) Following my blog (via email or Networked blogs) is not requisite to enter, but there will be an entry option for this on the Rafflecopter form. Ways to follow can be found in the sidebar. Also, ‘share the giveaway on Facebook’ will be an entry option, so it might be an idea to click on the FB button at the end of the post before hopping across to fill in the form.
3) Prizes will be drawn in the order that they are shown above only, and will be allocated to the name drawn for that particular prize.
4) Prizes are non-negotiable, and non-transferrable.
5) Giveaway will run through until the end of March (midnight 31st March 2013).
6) Winners will be chosen using Rafflecopter, and will then be contacted by email shortly afterward. Winners will have 48 hours to respond/accept their prize; if they haven’t responded within that timeframe, then a new winner will be selected for their prize.
7) Once winners have been contacted and responses have been received, their details will then be passed on to the contributors for delivery of the prize. Please note: once this has been done, I am not responsible for delivery of your prize. I will, however, contact the contributor on your behalf if your prize has not arrived within one month and you make me aware of this.