Thursday, January 19, 2017

#WintersRespite #Readathon - Giveaway/Prizes

This is the giveaway/prize promotion page for all the prizes being given away for the readathon. We have several amazing book prizes donated from myself, and some very generous authors! We also have an awesome giveaway being hosted by a fellow blogger. At the end of this post, you will find details regarding how the prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the readathon. You will also find the form to fill out if you're interested in winning a prize.

Note: The fine authors who so generously donated books would greatly appreciate a review, if you win, on your blog and/or on Goodreads and Amazon. Thank you!


Margaret at Bemused Bookworm is hosting a giveaway. The giveaway will go live on Saturday, January 20 at 12pm CST. The giveaway will be open for entries until Monday, January 23 at midnight CST. Visit the Bemused Bookworm blog to enter. Remember, it doesn't open until noon on Saturday. Good luck!


Catharsis by Noorilhuda  2 paperback copies - International
Ten year old Daniel has been missing for more than a week. His family and the police have all but lost hope of finding him alive. Then a strange old man enters the precinct at the 99th Avenue and declares he knows where the boy is - and who he’s with. The lead detective on the case, Aurora Fox, is skeptical. Is the hemophiliac puppet master, Maxwell Caine, part of the puzzle or the solution - and why does he look so dolled up?

Dark tale of a tough-as-nails detective, a curious old man and a persistent district attorney - all trying to catch a pedophile..........a serial killer.

Fear is relative.
What would you do to be free?

Writing this book was a terrifying, isolating and entirely intrusive experience - reading it won't be any different.

GENRE: psychological thriller, mystery and suspense
SUB-GENRE: women sleuths, amateur sleuths, women's fiction

ASIN: B010IQSFN4*Version*=1&*entries*=0

ISBN / EAN 13: 1514709759 / 9781514709757


Saving Toby by Suzanne McKenna Link  1 eBook copy (International) & 1 print copy (U.S. only)
Loving someone through their hard fall from grace takes a lot of grit.

In school, Toby Faye was a moody kid who sat in the back of class and looked like he wanted to be anywhere but there. Claudia might have forgotten him if it weren't for the two fatal circumstances surrounding his family. In their small town, the Faye name was infamous.

An unexpected job offer drops Claudia back into Toby's life, and that of his widowed mother. Older now, Toby is a mass of muscles and unruly hair; a real head-turner. Despite Claudia's attempt to stay away from Toby, his blue-grey eyes expose a need she cannot ignore. Toby's world is a place where sadness lingers and old wounds run deep. Touched by the family's plight, Claudia vows to help Toby and his mother move past the hurt.

When a local hate crime is linked to Toby and his friends, doubts are cast. Old friends become enemies. Animosity between Claudia's father and Toby strains the father-daughter relationship. Taking Toby's side means Claudia will be forced to face situations she never imagined. She will have to be tougher than she's ever had to be. Does Claudia have the grit to love Toby through his fall?

Award-winning author Suzanne McKenna Link brings you her powerful and moving novel set on the South Shore of Long Island. Saving Toby is the first book of a two-part story that follows the emotional and inspirational tale of a young couple's journey to find themselves.

*Contains strong language and explicit scenes. Ages 18+ recommended.
•Great for Colleen Hoover and Tammara Webber fans

Praise for Saving Toby
“… movie material!” – A. Torres
“Toby... Swoony, passionate, cocky, gorgeous, broken. I loved him completely”– Amazon Customer
“Characters grab your heart” – Michelle C
“… an absolutely beautiful book” – Ileana

Book links: (bitly links)

About the Author:
Suzanne McKenna Link studied psychology in college and became fascinated by the how and why of people's actions. As a result, the native Long Islander’s characters come to life on the pages. She feels she was born to write, but her first love has always been reading, especially emotional, dramatic love stories like The Bronze Horseman and The Way We Were.

Suzanne is currently finishing up edits on "Keeping Claudia," the emotional sequel and finale to Saving Toby.


WINNER - VONNIE R. Gwynneth Ever After

Sins of the Angels (Grigori Legacy, #1)
A detective with a secret lineage. An undercover Hunter with a bullet-proof soul. And a world made to pay for the sins of an angel... 

Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis answers to no one. Especially not to the new partner assigned to her in the middle of a gruesome serial killer case-a partner who is obstructive, irritatingly magnetic, and arrogant as hell. Aramael is a Power--a hunter of the Fallen Angels. A millennium ago, he sentenced his own brother to eternal exile for crimes against humanity. Now his brother is back and wreaking murderous havoc in the mortal realm. To find him, Aramael must play second to a human police officer who wants nothing to do with him and whose very bloodline threatens both his mission and his soul.

Now, faced with a fallen angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse, Alex and Aramael have no choice but to join forces, because only together can they stop the end of days.

Gwynneth Ever After (Ever After, #1) 
Sometimes fairy tales do come true...

Gwyn Jacobs doesn’t believe in fairy tales. Ever since her ex-husband walked out, leaving her alone with three small children, Gwyn has been mother, father, and bread-winner all rolled into one. Her own scarred heart aside, she refuses to open up her children’s lives to the possibility of another heartbreak, and so she has an unbending policy of no dating and no unattached men in their lives.

Until her very own fairy tale falls into her lap...and the hero won’t take no for an answer.

About the author
Linda Poitevin lives just outside Canada’s capital, Ottawa, with her husband, the youngest of three daughters, one very large husky/shepherd/Great Dane-cross dog, two cats, a rabbit, and a bearded dragon lizard. Turned down in her pursuit of a police career after a faulty height measurement, Linda vicariously lives out her dream of being a cop through her characters. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found in her garden in the summer, hugging the fireplace in the winter, or walking her dog along the river in any season.

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WINNER - CLARE STONE (donation to Planned Parenthood)
I will make a $15 donation to the winner's choice of a human rights organization, such as the ACLU, Boys and Girls Club, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Amnesty International, It Gets Better, Planned Parenthood, or another human rights organization of your choice, perhaps your local chapter or a local organization. This giveaway is open internationally.

A $5 AMAZON DIGITAL GIFT CARD (One winner - International)

Giveaway Details
This is a read-a-thon participant only giveaway. To be eligible, you must have signed up, participated and added a link to the official read-a-thon wrap-up post (I will give everyone until Wednesday {February 1st} at 11:59 pm CST to complete their wrap-ups) AND filled out the Google form below to show your interest in winning. We have a total of 7 prizes. This means there will be 7 winners. I will award prizes on a first come, first served basis. I will draw the 7 winners with and email all 7 at the same time. The first person who emails me back with their choice gets that prize. I will mark off the prizes as they are taken. In the event that we end up with left over prizes, you will have a chance to win a second (and perhaps third) prize. All eBook prizes will be sent to winner via email (or you will be given a coupon code) so please specify what format you require in your email. Winners will be chosen after the wrap-up post deadline (see above). 

Good luck!


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