Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall into Fantasy Giveaway Hop !

What am I reading now? Timber Wolves Trilogy (Tammy Blackwell)
Annnd . . . what do I think so far? Love a good paranormal fantasy book with a strong Alpha or two! Or three? Scout Donovan doesn't believe in myths, magic or fate--until they all gang up on her together.

There is a great romance behind this action-induced story of family and friendship. At first I was like--yeah, I know who the true love is going to be. Then I was like--What? It's him?

Thanks for visiting today; I have a TriCk oR trEaT special.

On this blog, you can win a $20 Amazon (US) gift card to use toward the purchase of your next favorite fantasy book!

To enter, all you need to do is:

1. Become a follower of my blog. (click on the blue "Join this Site" button and follow directions. You must appear in the blog followers to be eligible in the drawing. The button is in the right side-bar, about half-way down.)

2. Leave a comment on this post and tell me what makes a book one of your favorites. If your e-mail address isn't visible through your Blogger profile, please also leave it with the comment so I can notify you if you win. You can enter from now until midnight Mountain Time on October 21, 2012.

That's it! You are now entered. Now please go visit all my friends on their blogs to sign up for more give aways in the FalL iNto FanTaSY hoP . Check out the Blog Hop list at the top of my right-hand sidebar to see a list of participating blogs. (Which has disappeared now that the blog hop is over.) Just click on each link, check out the prize, and follow the easy instructions to enter. You can enter on each blog, so it's possible to win multiple times. It's frighteningly easy.
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AND the Winner is: EBAKER!



Tamara Heiner said...

I love a book if I can't put it down and can't stop thinking about it even after I've read it.

Donna Smith said...

A book becomes one of my favorites when it takes me somewhere or affects me on some level. It could be that I relate to the characters, was excited by the plot, or the style of the writing.

Donna Smith said...

my email is ahappybooker at gmail dot com

Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachel said...

I love a book that draws me into the story. Used to be a lot of books did that, but once I started critiqueing I find it hard to get out of critique mode and really enjoy unless the writing is excellent of the story incredible. Preferably both.

Rachel said...

email is wryteriam at gmail dot com

Peggy Eddleman said...

A book becomes one of my favorites when it's well written AND inventive. And doesn't have plot holes. :) Great giveaway!

The Damsel in Dis Dress said...

My favorite books take me to another place for a while and move me with wonder. Thanks for the contest!

mhovley at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

(I'm a follower!)

What makes a book a favorite....the characters. By far. I want characters who are quirky, dramatic, and endearing. They need to make a mark, even if their story doesn't.

Ashley said...

(Oh, my email is Godsforlife AT gmail DOT com)

Annette Lyon said...

I love a book that makes me think--even when I put it down between chapters and especially if I'm still thinking about it a week or two later, whether it's about the beautiful language, the issues, or if I'm wondering what the characters are doing next.

Shannon Ro said...

What makes it my favorite is a story that keeps me guessing. I like to be surprised with where the author takes the story.

fencingromein at hotmail dot com

Mrs. Dean said...

I know it's kind of juvenile, but I like a happy, tidy ending :)
shelliebelle at gmail dot com

Bookie Bee said...

I may be a little too romantic for my own good but I love happy endings and that's what makes me even contemplate it being my fav!

Lisa Swinton said...

i'm a romance girl, but I can hang with a little bit of everything.

Redheaded Bookworm said...

I have to really connect and care about the characters. I love action and books that make me ask what is coming next! Thanks so much!
hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com
GFC Heather @ Redheaded Bookworm

mariehahn13 said...

A book becomes a favorite when I can't put it down and I find myself still talking about or thinking about it long after I read it. I still think about some of my favorites from years ago! :)

Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

songbird1613 at yahoo dot com
GFC: mariehahn13

kbrebes said...

I just finished reading IF I SHOULD DIE by Jennie Hansen. I loved the plot and could tell she worked from a thorough outline. Love that! Before that, I'd just finished IMPRINTS by Rachel Ann Nunes. Loved her mc. She was so real I felt like I could reach out and touch her. Loved how her personality bled into every aspect of her life.

sweet giveaway! kbrebes@aol.com

Jacklin updegraft said...

What makes a book a favorite is when I can't stop turning the pages and fall in love with the characters.

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Lilian S said...

I love the books if it's have interesting story and interesting character.
GFC: sweety white

deasuluna said...

The build up to the story I love all the twists and turns and the journeys made by the characters and experience they and you can gain from them. In saying that I love when a relationship is build up over time not instantly like some stories it just doesn't seem realistic when it's like that.


Rad Hall said...

Well written HEAs have my heart :)

tragedy6996 said...

GFC tragedy6996

The thing that makes a book a fav is being fast paced. And I am a sucker for blood too LOL

Isa said...

The characters hands down. If I'm invested in the characters in the book then it'll become one of my favourites. Even if the storyline is a little dull, I tend to overlook the flaws if I'm in love with the characters.


Dovile said...

For me, it's a combination of the author's writing style, captivating fictional world and intriguing events.

GFC follower - Dovile

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Karen H in NC said...

Any book written by one of my top ten favorite authors will be a keeper for me. Some of those ladies are: Stephanie Laurens, Sabrina Jeffries, Candice Hern and Julia Quinn

kareninnc at gmail dot com

ZaraAlexis said...

I enjoy reading books that are well-written both in narrative and in character development. I love to see depth in characters who are able to evolve and a story that is engaging. I enjoy books that are both a personal account through its characters' plot, but also a commentary on our world at large. Aside from that, a good book must be believable, enjoyable, and moving! It has to be a book that I will not only remember, resonate with, but am willing to read again. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

ZaraAlexis said...

Oops! Forgot to include my follower information:

GFC name: ZaraAlexis


Kaci Verdun said...

What makes me love a book is the romance part, I like the push/pull of the two main charachters and if it has good sexual tension between them. Thanks for a chance to win.
GFC follower: Kaci Verdun

Renae W. Mackley said...

Hooks always make a book good. You can't find a stopping place. I love a good character too. So many things make a book good.

books4me said...

Strong, descriptive characters where I can see/feel them in addtion to good author writing is what makes a book good for me. Something I can easily get lost in!

GFC: books4me

books4me67 at ymail dot com

Candy said...

When a book causes me to be irrisponsible and stay up thru the night to finish regardless of work the next day, its a GOOD book!

GFC: Candace
e-mail: candylovestoread@gmail.com

Cassandra said...

GFC: Cassandra Hicks
For me it's how it's written; if the words flow and it doesn't feel like a struggle to make it to the next page. If I feel as if I can't put it down and it keeps me fully hooked it becomes a favorite :)

Cassandra said...

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Cassandra said...

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Ash said...

I love books that have characters that can be related to real life. The story should be good enough to keep up up at night!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Ash said...

Oh I forgot:
GFC- Ashfa Anwer

Sayomay said...

I just read Graceling and LOVED it! I loved so much bc the main character was flawed but grew; she was relatable. Another is the action!!!! So much action I loved it!! The way it was writen made the entire book seem like a movie in my head. The last thing is that the plot is really good. If any book has these elements in it Im def going to like it if not love it! In which, Graceling was all of these! :D
I follow via GFC as Samantha Deen
Thank you soooo much for the giveaway! If I win Im gonna get the next book in the series Fire!

Tiffany Drew said...

What makes a book a favorite for me is one that I just absolutely can't put down and leaves me thinking about it for days after. Thank you!!!

GFC follower Tiffany Drew

Gisele said...

What makes a book my favorite are the characters, I love to read about them especially if they're strong, witty and have a good sense of humor.
GFC follower: Gisele Alvarado


Lynnea (LaLa) said...

I will usually love a book if I can relate with any of the characters. I am really easy to please.

latishajean said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! I love a book I can't stop reading I also love Alpha males!
GFC follower-latishajean
tishajean@ charter.net

Steph said...

A book is great in my mind if I literally can't stop reading it until I'm done. Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC: Stephanie


DeeDee Griffin said...

I love books that make me feel a strong emotion. It could be love, fear, excitement, sorrow, etc.
GFC: DeeDee Griffin
deedee [at] grifmail [dot] com

Martina Koleva said...

GFC: Marti@SBBCreviews

I usually get attached to the characters so much, so I love reading series. And then I love a strong character with a sense of humor. Maybe a little headstrong even.
It all comes down to the book though, it depends if I get hooked from the first chapter or not...
Thanks for the great giveaway and for making it international!

Dominique said...

When I get lost in a book, and can't put it down, and have lost track of time, that's how I know I have a favorite. It has to have a story that captivates me. Is well written. And I always get attached to a character or two. If the book makes me feel a hundred different emotions, that's a good sign.

GFC: Dominique
couponcookie at gmail dot com

Rina said...

I love to read and usually read a book in one sitting but for me to really love it I have to be super drawn in, it has to make me slow down a bit, it has to be clean, and of course has to be interesting. Thanks for the international giveaway!
kentiapalm a gmail address

Abby said...

The characters are very important to me as they are the storytellers we follow and they affect us with the emotions they go through. Without characters, a story can never be a story

GFC as Abby

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

ebaker said...

If a book draws me in and I don't want it to end...
Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Amber Nicole said...

Thanks for the giveaway! (:

When I am instantly drawn into the world of that book, and I can imagine myself as one of the characters and I've lost all traces of time and my surroundings - then I know that book is one of my favorites (:

Follow by GFC:AnimeAngel1016

Alina said...

Books that draw in in have strong characters, great story with magic and adventure. Thanks for the giveaway!

mckaykelly said...

It's the I-cant-put-this-down-until-3am kinda books!!

Gfc mckaykelly
Email kpoo18 at gmail dot com

Darlene said...

Strong heroines and swoony alphas make for my faves! The world-building also needs to be such a degree that I feel immersed :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: Darlene
darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Judith-Pamela Ayimma said...

If a book has originality, romance and humour I am almost automatically SOLD :D

Juana said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC = Juana Esparza

I love a story that makes me laugh or cry or even better it does both. It also has to have a HEA ending.


Suz Reads said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I follow on GFC as Suz and I would love to win! To be one of my favorite books, it has to have an original story, well developed characters, and a good pace.

susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

DMS said...

A book becomes one of my favorites if I get totally wrapped up in the story and don't want the book to end. Harry Potter is a series that did that for me and I am also a big fan of Neil Gaiman. Thanks for this AMAZING giveaway. I am a new follower hopping over from the hop.

Alicia said...

If a book is so good that it transports me into another world - and that largely depends on the creativity and writing of the author combined.

Thanks for having the giveaway!

Alicia B on GFC

Cheryl said...

I love being able to read books that are totally NOT me...to go into another world....

I follow you via GFC - sweepingtheusa

sweepingtheusa at gmail dot com

Thanks for the giveaway!

Caitlin said...

Great characters! I have to like the characters and care about what is going to happen to them or I get bored lol.
gokarter418 (at) aol (dot) com

sweety said...

I love HEA endings in any book :D

Thanks for the international giveaway!!

GFC name - sweety


ellen_levickis said...

I have no favorites. It is easier for me to say why I do not like any particular book.

ellen_levickis said...

^^ ellen_levickis@yahoo.com

ape2016 said...

I love for a book to have witty dialogue and a lot of action.

Jen said...

For a book to be my favorites it has to have rommance, but it must be subtle and more of a sideplot then the focus of the story. It really irks me when the heroine does nothing but ogle the male lead and talk about how hot he is. I know teenage girl do a certain amount of that, but that's not all we think about. I have yet to meet anybody who is stunned speechless by the looks of a guy she hates.
Sorry for the rant; it's just a huge pet peeve of mine.

Reading mind said...

I have to find my friends in it. Characters must talk to me and I need to be pulled into the book

aliasgirl at libero dot it

susan1215 said...

follow via GFC susan1215, To be a favorite book to me is a book where I want to know the ending so bad I keep reading it untill I fall asleep

s2s2 at comcast dot net

Merry said...

A book has to offer me a true escape to be considered one of my favorites. I have to care about the characters and it needs to have a story line that intrigues me.
GFC follower Lisa Hackney
yankssssrule08 at yahoo dot com

Spav said...

It has to have relatable, likeable characters with a solid plot and an interesting story.

GFC: Spav


Chelsea said...

The relationships between characters is what makes a book fun as well as the details and imagination and I like there to be an element of romance in my books. Thanks for the great giveaway!!
GFC as Chelsea

Marlene Breakfield said...

A strong, intelligent heroine, a hunky hero, and a great plot make a book great for me.
GFC Marlene Breakfield

Dinda_SI said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I love a story that can draw me into it.

GFC : Dinda_SI