Friday, June 15, 2012

LOVESTRUCK Giveaway Hop


Here is another great giveaway hop Reader Girls is participating in: the LOVESTRUCK GIVEAWAY HOP hosted by Under the Covers and Bona Fide Reflections. As our hostess from Under The Covers says, "Love-struck: (adjective) having a passionate or overwhelming feeling of love; smitten." Since we read MG, YA and Adult books we have split our giveaway into two age groups: YA and Adult. This blog hop runs from 12:01 AM June 15th through to 11:59 PM June 22th, 2012. Our giveaway is international (please make sure The Book Depository ships to your locale).

For our YA giveaway I thought back to the first love story featuring a truly swoon-worthy male and the first name that jumped out was...Wes (sorry, Edward) from The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. Yes, the quiet guy, the artist, the one who plays the truth game with Macy. Good looking, funny, warm, he becomes the one Macy can always rely on to be there who accepts her for who she truly is. Wes came out of those pages like a quiet storm and wrapped himself around my heart. When Macy finally figures out how she feels about him I already knew how I felt about him--blown away. 


Here is the first scene where I realized just how smitten I was with Wes:

"I looked for Kristy again, but she was gone, nowhere I could see. Now I was feeling totally woozy as Hank/Frank leaned into my ear again, his voice saying something, but the music was loud, the beat pounding in my ears.


"Wait," I said, trying to pull back from him.

"Shhh, calm down," he said, moving his hands up my back. I yanked away from him, too hard, then stumbled backwards, losing my balance. I could feel myself falling fast, into the space behind me, even as I tried to right myself. And then, suddenly, there was someone there.
Someone who put his hands on my elbows, steadying me, pulling me back to my feet. The hands were cool on my hot skin, and I could just feel this presence behind me, solid, like a wall. Something to lean on, strong enough to hold me.

I turned my head. It was Wes.

"There you are," he said, as Hank/Frank looked on, annoyed. "You about ready to go?"

I nodded. I could feel his stomach against my back, and without even thinking about it I felt myself leaning back into him. His hands were still cupping my elbows, and even though I knew this was weird, that I'd never do it any other time, I just stayed where I was, pressed against him.

"Hey," Hank/Frank said to me, but Wes had already started through the crowd. There were so many people, so much to navigate, and as the distance fluctuated between us his hand kept slipping, down my arm to my wrist. And maybe he was going to let go as people pressed in on all sides, but all I could think was how when nothing made sense and hadn't for ages, you just have to grab onto anything you feel sure of. So as I felt his fingers loosening around my wrist, I just wrapped my own around them, tight, and held on."

Since The Truth About Forever is a summer romance, our YA giveaway is for one YA book by any author which features a summer romance. Enter below.

Our Adult giveaway was harder to decide on. Let's face it, there are SO many hot, drool-inducing guys! Which one to choose? Hmm, I simply thought about the hottest, sexiest guys and immediately these authors popped into my mind: Sherrilyn Kenyon (Acheron anyone? all of those dark hunters, yum), Karen Marie Moning (Mac, Mac, Mac), J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood  (too many hotties to mention), and Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed warriors (see Brotherhood notation).

What is it about the supernatural guys? They're tall, gorgeous, mysterious, well built, super strong, may turn into a sexy vampire/werewolf/shape shifter/Greek god. Whatever they may become it is who they are and the fierce loyalty and love they have and show for their women which makes them swoon-alicious. Our Adult giveaway is ONE title by an author   listed above. Enter below.

For the complete list of participating blogs, go here.

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68 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway. If I win I'd choose a book by Sherrilyn Kenyon. She's my favorite author.

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  2. Ah, I've got a confession. I've never read Sarah Dessen, even though I've heard such amazing things about her and her writing. I definitely have to get into her, your blurb makes me want to read more about Wes!

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  3. thanks you a lot for the international giveaway. i love lara adrian book but if i won i will choose a book( not sure which one yet) by karen mooning or Sherrilyn kenyon because i don't know them and i would like to discover them

    thanks you

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway! I've been trying to read all of Sarah Dessen's books but I haven't read this one yet. As for the Adult books, I'm stuck between J.R. Ward and Sherrilyn Kenyon.

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  5. Thanks for another amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  6. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I thing I've read a Sarah Dessen book? I can't remember at all but it sounds awesome :D

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  7. Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by. Loving all the Kenyon fans!

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't read anything by Adrian... I will have to look up her books and check them out.

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  9. Love Dressen, Ward, and Moning! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Leanne :)

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway! They all look so good.

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway! Heard of both authors yet have not had a chance to read either.

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  12. Thank you for the giveaway! :D I really want to read both titles.

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  13. :) You listed some pretty fantastic authors - I'm re-reading the Sherrilyn Kenyon series from the beginning. All of the things I've forgotten! It's unreal but oh so good to read again. J.R. Ward is fantastic - Rhage?? Oh my gosh!

    Great giveaway :) brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

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  14. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  15. I'm embarrassed to say I've never read any of Sherrilyn Kenyon's books. Thanks for the chance to win one of her books.

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  16. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I love reading light, fluffy contemporary romance novels, and like you, The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen is one of my all time favorites. I'm realy looking forward to discovering some new awesome summer romances, like My Life Next Door, as they're released this summer.

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  17. I've never read the others but Ward is GREAT! SO excited for next BDB book!!!!!!!!!!! Is it 2013 YET!?!?

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  18. I love Sarah Dessen's books. Her male love interests are always swoonworthy.

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  19. Thanks for the great giveaways! Sarah Dessen is awesome!

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  20. Thanks for the chance at these great giveaways!

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  21. I haven't read Sherrilyn Kenyon yet so I would love to win her book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I know just what book I would choose :)

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  23. Hi, thank u so much for this awesome giveaway and making it international. Have to admit that I haven't read Sarah Dessen's book before. I'd love to read her book :)

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  24. Thank you for the amazing giveaway!

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  25. The selection for both giveaways is fabulous thank you.

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  26. I am really looking forward to read a Sarah Dessen book this year.
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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  27. Thanks for the giveaways! They look like good stories!

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  28. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

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  29. Hi.. can I get the Acheron Pleaaaaaaaaaasssse??? *wink-wink* .. ;b

    Thank's for making it International Giveaway... Wish I would lucky this time... #praying ..

    Regards

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  30. I've been wanting to read the Black Dagger Brotherhood since I've heard so much about it. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  31. Those authors are all familiar names to me, but I've only read a couple. Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

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  32. I love all these author's I have no idea which one I would choose

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  33. Thanks for the giveaway! I would choose Karen Marie Moning.

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  34. Great giveaway. I think I would pick from Kenyon's books. Im so far behind.

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  35. Thanks for the great giveaway! I think I would choose a Kenyon book because I haven't read anything by her yet.

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  36. thank for the giveaway, love to win all books :D

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  37. Thank you so much for both giveaways! Awesome prizes! I would probably choose a Karen Marie Moning book :D

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  38. hallo...love this giveaway...
    i love both YA and adult novels....
    if i win...i want ACHERON from sheryrlyn kenyon...
    thx u ^^

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  39. Thank you so much for this excellent hop- these are some of my favorite authors! If I win - there is some titles I do not have so you will have to tell me what you are trying to unload ;)

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  40. Amazing hop!!! Thank you so much for both giveaways,
    Artemis

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  41. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaways! I love both of these authors :)

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  42. thank you so much for the giveaways! I would love a Lara Adrian book. The Midnight Breed are some awesome awesome guys! LOVE THEM!

    mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

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  43. Thanks fro this great giveaway!!!

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  44. Awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance to win :)

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  45. Woah, such an AWESOME giveaway! I hope I win!

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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  46. Thanks for this great giveaway! Both author was great!!

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  47. First off, I LOVE Ash!!! His book was by far my fave in the DH series! And Kenyon, Ward, Adrian and Moning are some of my FAVE PNR writers! Thanks for the awesome givewaway!!!!!!

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  48. Thanks for the giveaway! I really liked The Truth About Forever, and Wes, there's just something about artists! KMM is definitely a fave author and I would LOVE a copy of The Immortal Highlander because Adam Black is just so yummy XD

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  49. Do i see Acheron above? YEss!! I definitely want to win this book! Please.. ^^v

    Thank you for your international giveaway ^^

    Regards,
    Kristiana

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  50. Thanks for making this available in Canada as well.

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  51. I would have to choose something I haven't read yet and it would be a first book in a series. I hate starting a series in the middle and trying to play catch up. Once again thank you for this opportunity.

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  52. Thanks for being a part of the hop. So glad I found your blog!

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  53. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway. I have a couple of Sarah Dessen's books on my TBR pile. Hopefully I'll get to read them this summer!

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  55. Ash is swoon worthy!!!! Sigh...so yummy!!!!

    andieleah78@gmail.com

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  56. I love Acheron!! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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  57. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  58. Thanks for the giveaway! I have never read anything yet by Sarah Dessen, so I'd love to try anything from her!

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  59. I totally love the Black Dagger Brotherhood series! I haven't yet tried Sherrilyn Kenyon or Lara Adrian, so I'd love to try one of those.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. Thank you very much for the great giveaway all of those authors are great!

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  61. Thank you for the great giveaway. I am actually planning on reading the Midnight Breed and BDB series this summer. I have most of the Breed books (I think I still need 2) and a few of the BDB books already.

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  62. Thanks for the FAB giveaway!

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. Thank you for the chance to win a book by Kenyon!

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  64. Hi! Thanks for this giveaway! It's my first time on your blog, awesome!

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