Friday, September 05, 2008

I'm a winner!

Yes, I won a contest at Cindy's. Woohoo!! $25 gift certificate for online bookstore of my choice. I loved the video she made of the drawing. Cody is so cute. Thanks, Cindy!

I'm on quite a roll lately. I just found out the other day I won a book at LibraryThing. I signed up for their Early Reviews program where you get can get free ARCs. Problem is there are very few romances. I requested this book and won:

I have no freaking clue what kind of book this is or who this author is. Has anyone read her? I should do some research. Some of the tags are "urban fantasy", "vampire", "paranormal". I should check out her website. I hope it has some romance. Oh, well, it's free.

Oh, yeah, and I won this book from Katiebabs in one of their Guess That Book contests: Demon Kiss by Eve Silver. A signed copy! Thanks Katiebabs and Kristie for having these contests.

I also won another book at LT's Early Reviewers a couple months ago:

I have no clue who this author is either. It kind of looks like chicklit. I have it sitting on my nightstand. Part of the expectation of winning the books is that you will write a review and post it on LT or your blog or wherever. I will probably crack it open after I finish my current book.

I can't believe how lucky I've been lately. I enter lots of contests and rarely win anything.

Elbow update: Went to the doctor today and she gave me a referral to an occupational therapist who specializes in hand/arm problems. I think that will be just the thing. It is settling down and feels a bit better but still aches when I type too much. It's now telling me to get to bed.

Reading now: My Lord and Spymaster by Joanna Bourne
Good so far. Not quite as gripping as The Spymaster's Lady but I love the heroine. Smart and tough and a real fighter. Hero is a sea captain and very yummy.


Wendy said...

Re: Lori Handeland - The new book is being marketed as "urban fantasy" and they were passing ARCs out like candy at BEA this year.

She has written romance. She has a couple of westerns I really enjoyed, then she jumped over to paranormal with her long running "Moon" series (Blue Moon, Dark Moon, Rising get the idea). Yep, that series was about werewolves.

ReneeW said...

Wendy: Thanks for the info. That's good to hear. I think they were giving away about 1000 on LT. So my odds were pretty good. Time to try out this author.

Rosie said...

I've read Handeland. She had a vamp series that everyone loved years (and years) ago. I've read a few of the werewolves and the westerns. I didn't know she was doing urban fantasy now too.

BTW, congrats on the wins. You are in a groove.

Linda said...

Popping in to say Hello...
From one Romance junkie to another.
Have a Great Day!

ReneeW said...

Rosie: Funny, I had never heard of her. I'm bad at stepping out and trying new authors. Yup, I'm in a groove ... I hope it continues.

Linda: We romance junkies need to stick together. Welcome!

CindyS said...

I have Lori Handeland in the TBR pile - I think I've also read a short story by her and was fairly impressed!

And here's hoping the winning streak continues!


Stacy~ said...

Isn't it fun to win books. And congrats on the gift certificate too. You are on a roll :)

Dev said...

Congrats on the wins!! Happy reading!!!

Does this mean you'll be posting more often now??? :-)

ReneeW said...

Cindy: I'm so glad to hear that. I need to go find some more contests while the lucky streak holds.

Stacy: I love winning! since it doesn't happen very often. Thanks.

Dev: Thanks, yes i plan to. I need to get cracking tonight. I have some reviews to finish.

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