Saturday, July 9, 2011

New Release Round-Up and Giveaway

CONTEST WINNERS:
Thanks to everyone who participated in our New Release Round-Up and Giveaway! Here are the winners (drum roll, please...)

Tiffany Drew won Prize Package 1.

Paris won Prize Package 2.

Thanks again and I will be contacting the winners today.

Please note: If we are unable to contact either of these people, different winners will be selected at the end of three days.

ORIGINAL POST:
Summer is in full swing and it’s the perfect time to curl up in a lounge chair with a great book. So, we wanted to let you know about some of our new releases—fun stuff from authors Amanda Arista, Karina Cooper, Leah Cypess, Merrie Destefano, Jocelynn Drake and Nicole Murphy. Covers and descriptions of their newest books are below.

However, on top of that, all of us here at the Supernatural Underground wanted to say thank you for being such loyal blog followers. We really appreciate you! So, after you read through some of the amazing new books that HarperCollins published in the last month or so, check out our amazing SUPERNATURAL GIVEAWAY at the end of this blog post.

NEW RELEASES:


DIARIES OF AN URBAN PANTHER by Amanda Arista
Violet Jordan thought the fairy tales her mother wove were just a way to get Violet to sleep, not a way to prepare her for the apocalypse she is the key to preventing. When she becomes a midnight snack for werepanther Spencer Haverty, his infectious bite invokes the first element of her destiny. When Violet’s budding instincts allow her to save a boy’s life, she realizes this new gig may come with perks: a slimmer figure, the attention of a handsome Guardian, and insights into her future embedded in her mother’s stories. But as push comes to claws, can Violet make the fatal strike against the men threatening her new family, her new home and her first boyfriend in ages?



LURE OF THE WICKED by Karina Cooper
Naomi West was plucked from one prison and placed undercover in another: the gilded cage that is Timeless, New Seattle's premier spa and resort, where owner Phinneas Clarke—the most seductive man Naomi has ever met—may be hiding a killer. She's an agent of the Holy Order, trained to hunt the guilty and render justice. But while she's tracking down a rogue agent on a killing spree, Phin is determined to uncover her most damning—and dangerous—secrets. Whatever the cost.


NIGHTSPELL by Leah Cypess
DESCRIPTION: In this haunted kingdom, ghosts linger—not just in the deepest forests or the darkest caverns, but alongside the living, as part of a twisted palace court that revels all night and sleeps through the daylight hours.

Darri's sister was trapped in this place of fear and shadows as a child. And now Darri has a chance to save her sister . . . if she agrees to a betrothal with the prince of the dead. But nothing is simple in this eerie kingdom—not her sister, who has changed beyond recognition; not her plan, which will be thrown off track almost at once; and not the undead prince, who seems more alive than anyone
else.

In a court seething with the desire for vengeance, Darri holds the key to the balance between life and death. Can her warrior heart withstand the most wrenching choice of all?


FEAST: HARVEST OF DREAMS by Merrie Destefano
Halloween is a bad time to return to the woods . . .

Madeline MacFaddin ("Mad Mac" to fans of her bestselling magical stories) spent blissful childhood summers in Ticonderoga Falls. And this is where she wants to be now that her adult life is falling apart. The dense surrounding forest holds many memories, some joyous, some tantalizingly only half-remembered. And she's always believed there was something living in these wooded hills.

But Maddie doesn't remember the dark parts—and knows nothing of the mountain legend that holds the area's terrified residents captive. She has no recollection of Ash, the strange and magnificent creature who once saved her life as a child, even though it is the destiny of his kind to prey upon humanity. And soon it will be the harvest . . . the time to feast.

Once again Maddie's dreams—and her soul—are in grave danger. But magic runs deep during harvest. Even a spinner of enchanted tales has wondrous powers of her own . . .


BURN THE NIGHT by Jocelynn Drake
DESCRIPTION: The Great Awakening approaches . . .
After eons in exile, the naturi have broken their chains and now roam the Earth bent on revenge. It is the sworn duty of Mira, the Fire Starter, to protect the nightwalker race—though even she may be powerless to withstand the horrific onslaught. As Mira and her brave lover, the vampire slayer Danaus, stand ready to do battle, thousands of winged shapeshifters darken the skies. The war of ultimate extermination has begun, and the battleground is Mira's home turf.

The humans don't yet recognize the doom descending upon them. And the nightwalkers will surely perish unless they unite with outcast naturi who claim to want peace. But these unexpected "allies" are the same demons who have long worked for Mira's destruction—and in these darkest of days the lines between friend and foe will blur treacherously before the bloody end of all things.


ROGUE GADDA by Nicole Murphy
Hampton Rourke has always lived under his father's shadow, and he's not convinced he's the right man to be leading the search for Asarlai and the Forbidden Texts. When the clues lead to Boston and he stumbles upon one of the fabled lost families, Hampton faces challenges that will test his faith in himself. Charlotte Haraldson has been taught to hate the bardria, so it stinks that the man of her dreams isn't just from Sclossin but is the most powerful of them all. Then she learns that everything she's been taught is lies and she has to find new meaning for her and the gadda. With Asarlai setting loose one of the most dangerous gadda who had ever lived and then gaining a powerful ally, the pressure builds to stop her and retrieve the texts before she can finalize her terrible plan and change the world forever.

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Remember when I said we had an amazing SUPERNATURAL CONTEST here today? Well, here it is. We’re giving away two prize packages, each containing at least 12 NEW BOOKS written by Supernatural Underground authors. (Is that fab, or what?) These are all the newest releases by the authors listed below. Take a look at the prize packages…

PRIZE PACKAGE ONE:

1. ASCENSION by Sable Grace
2. HUNGER UNTAMED by Pamela Palmer
3. HIS DARKEST HUNGER and HIS DARKEST EMBRACE: by Juliana Stone
4. FEAST by Merrie Destefano
5. BURN THE NIGHT by Jocelynn Drake
6. ARC of ENTHRALLED edited by Melissa Marr and Kelly Armstrong
7. SECRET ONES by Nicole Murphy
8. DEVIL WITHOUT A CAUSE and bookmarks by Terri Garey
9. VAMPIRE MINE by Kerrelyn Sparks
10. NIGHTSPELL by Leah Cypess
11. DIAMOND EYES by A.A. Bell
12. DEATH'S SWEET EMBRACE by Tracey O'Hara


PRIZE PACKAGE TWO:

1. HUNGER UNTAMED by Pamela Palmer
2. EMBRACE THE NIGHT ETERNAL and ABANDON THE NIGHT by Joss Ware
3. BLOOD OF THE WICKED by Karina Cooper
4. FEAST by Merrie Destefano
5. DIARIES OF AN URBAN PANTHER by Amanda Arista
6. GRAVEMINDER toe-tag from Melissa Marr
7. SECRET ONES by Nicole Murphy
8. NEON GRAVEYARD by Vicki Pettersson
9. VAMPIRE MINE by Kerrelyn Sparks
10. DEVIL WITHOUT A CAUSE and bookmarks by Terri Garey
11. ASCENSION by Sable Grace
12. DIAMOND EYES by A.A. Bell

I don’t know about you, but I would LOVE to have either one of those prize packages. The contest rules for these prizes is below and HAPPY READING to all of you!!

CONTEST RULES:

So here’s our question for you: How do you usually hear about the books you want to read? Do you read about them online or do you stumble upon them in the bookstore or does your best friend tell you about them? We’d love to hear what you have to say!

We’re going to give away Prize Package One to one reader and Prize Package Two to another reader, both of whom will be chosen through Random.org.

To enter to win, please post a comment below.

You can earn points by:

+1 Posting in the comments section
+1 Linking to this post on Twitter
+1 Linking to this post on Facebook
+1 Linking to this post on your own blog/website

NOTE: YOU MUST POST YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS TO QUALIFY FOR THIS CONTEST.

Post the total number of points that you’ve earned in your comment. Contest runs through midnight Friday, July 15. Winners will be announced in this post next Saturday, July 16. Please note that if we don’t hear from the winners within 3 days after the contest closes, we will select new winners.

And thank you all for following and reading our blog!!

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Birgit said...

Ok, those prizes are absolutely droolworthy!! Thanks so much for the chance and *keeps fingers crossed* if this giveaway is international, please count me in :-) !

As to the question: Before I started book blogging, thus getting lots of inspirations from other book blogs, I would go book hunting in bookstores, grabing anything that had a nice cover ;-) and an even nicer blurb. These days I resort to inform myself mostly online before buying books.

+1 shared on FB http://www.facebook.com/birgit.horvath.muck

Total 2 points

danaan at gmx dot at

_yay_ said...

I find my books via Goodreads. Love browsing the shelves...
+ 1 Here's my comment!
+ 1 I tweeted abt the giveaway (at)_yay_

sk_86(at)gmx(dot)de
Would love to win! Is it international?

Bella (Obsessed!) said...

ONLINE!! :) When I'm not skulking around on Goodreads, I'm lurking on other people's blogs. So, yeah, definitely online.

bella-on-toast [at] hotmail [dot] com

LindsayWrites said...

I find my books on goodreads, blog reccs, and I still go sit in a bookstore and pile hundreds of books around me while reading the back covers :)

Tweeted under @lindsaycwrites

Id LOVE prize pack 1!!

Americangirlie1991 at yahoo dot com

Emily Tardy said...

I normally pick up new books to read by reading excerpts at the end of books I've read, blogging, talking with friends, or if I can't find what I'm looking for, then Barnes & Noble.com or Amazon.com. I like checking reviews to see what others thought about a book I thought about reading.

emilytardy@yahoo.com

Sonia said...

I hear about new books to read from my friends on Facebook and Goodreads.. Sometimes from browsing Amazon. Never from the bookstore cause I only buy my books online :-)

sonkad(at)gmail(dot)com

Victoria said...

If the book isn't from an author I already read then it's via blogs. +1
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Jovial_1/status/89704702291353600 +1

Thanks for the giveaway.
vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

Lori M. Lee said...

Wow, awesome prizes. I find most of my books through recs online. Or just by browsing goodreads :)

Also tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/LoriMLee/status/89709375018647552

leemai82 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I usually find new books in the bookstores. Awesome prizes and giveaway! thanks!

gomezrose61@yahoo.com

Christina Manning said...

4 points for me!
I commented, linked on twitter, facebook and my blog! Thanks!

Christina Manning said...

Oh goodness... I forgot my answer! I usually read stuff that I get reviews about either online or from friends.

Jennie said...

I usually find out about books from online blogs or Goodreads. Sometimes my friends recommend books to me. :)

+1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/un3xpectedfate/status/89712244463644672

+1 Shared on FB: http://www.facebook.com/un3xpectedfate/posts/202593806455248

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennie
un3xpectedfate[at]hotmail[dot]com

CYP said...

I learn of books and their releases from goodreads.com. I follow people and see what they read.

2 points for me. I posted it on my FB wall here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=216310735071137&id=100001878531639

cypsays_hi@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I find info about new books through twitter or blogs.

dantes212121(at)gmail(dot)com

Cate said...

I find out about new books by reading online. Please include me in the contest. Kayko118@yahoo.com

Sara M said...

Before I started blogging, I mostly found books by browsing at the bookstore and browsing the "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought..." feature on Amazon.

Then I found Twitter, which allowed me to stalk, I mean follow my favorite authors. By following these authors, I found other authors and discovered the world of blogging.

Sara M
sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

elaing8 said...

Awesome prize packs.
I hear about books in a lot of ways.For the series I follow I have my wishlist online.I also visit authors sites.And a lot through blogs,where they post upcoming and future releases.Then there's twitter and friend recs.
elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

elaing8 said...

and I tweeted
http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/89719139559682050

elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

Spaz said...

I hear about books largely online. While there's some bumbling around bookstores and seeing what I might like, I've often found things to my taste through the "You Might Like This..." function of Amazon and more recently Goodreads. I've also only recently been getting into the blog scene, so I'm now finding information through book blogs too.

zsaz1029(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mocha ღ Latte said...

Great giveaway and prizes!

I usually hear about upcoming novels through Goodreads or the newsletter from work.

venturinhawendy(at)gmail(dot)com

kyattorney2007 said...

I have several "auto buy" authors, so anything they release is preordered. Sometimes I find new (to me) authors by recs from friends or when I'm browsing a bookstore and pick up a book (usually the cover grabs my attention) and the blurb sounds interesting. Lots of ways to find really awesome books ;).

Heather said...

I usually here about book through amazon or Barnes and Noble and other online sources. Sometimes I get book tips from friends as well.

Teril said...

OH wow that is delicious!
Well I have the few auto but authors but otherwise I browse the new books aisle when I am a bn. I also check blogs constantly to see what everyone is reading or twitter to see what people think on some reads. I have to saw that there are only a few impulse book buys and many times that I will check around online for snippets and reviews.
GFC
terilhack at gmail dot com

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Kaya H said...

I scan the blogs almost every morning to see what is up. Especially on the days when I head into town to the bookstore. I cannot go blindly into the local bookseller otherwise I will come out with a fat sack of book, some I may never read.

kasuranna at yahoo dot com

malainabolin said...

This giveaway sounds so cool and I would love to win this. These books would make my supernatural book collection even more amazing.

malainabolin@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I usually go to B&N, read blogs I get via email from good reads and also check out what authors recommend on twitter!
maddudewalking12@msn.com

hernameisavril said...

The way I hear about books is through goodreads.com and Alice Marvels.
+1 for commenting
Brittany

hernameisavril@yahoo.com

Mary said...

Very cool prizes. I tried linking to FB, got error message, so I clicked on the other icon, then liked the page. Same thing with twitter. Error message I tried searching on twitter and got "no results" I get a lot of my new reads from Litteral Addiction and other online book clubs and recommendations from friends.
I guess that's 2 points

marycarroll0@gmail.com

Barbara E. said...

I usually hear about the books I want to read from blogs and author's newsletters. I read blog reviews and guest posts from authors and then I check them out on Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com and add them to my wishlist. I also check books out on Goodreads and see what kind of reviews are listed there. Occasionally I'll see a book I know is on my wishlist discounted at Target and I'll pick it up there, but otherwise, I buy online - real books though, not e-books. I usually recommend books I've enjoyed to my sister, and then she grabs them up too.

Both these prize packs are awesome, I'd love to win one.

Barbed1951 at aol dot com

Asura C said...

I have a subscription to RT and I am always checking out reviews online. I like to plan my new release buys a little and watch for bookstore member coupons for the larger hardback purchases. I have to say now as I am book blogging I am finding and hearing about more great reads than last year.

bookittome at gmail dot com

Rain Maiden said...

We don't have a good book store in the town I live in. I check out blods daily to get the scoop on great books. The giveaway is wonderful. Please count me in.

jnmt3@hotmail.com

Seduced By Books said...

I actually found one series by talking to a stranger on the train in NYC when i was vacationing - true story, i just asked her what she was reading and she referred me to a different series - i find new books online, blogs, and in the stores.

jennscl at gmail.com
+1 comment
+1 facebook post
total 2

LoriA said...

Great prize package!

I used to browse in bookstores (and read RT magazine), but then I discovered that, online, I could find people with shared tastes.

I often find recommendations from people I've come to know on Twitter. Will check out roundups and reviews of new books on a few blogs (often linked on Twitter). Sometimes, I'll discover a new author by following a conversation on Twitter, if I like what she says and think what she's writing sounds interesting.

I shared the link on Twitter and Facebook, so that's a total of +3 points.

P.S. Had trouble leaving a comment. Something weird with the link for me.

Nathan Barker said...

As a bookseller, I hear about most new books I want to read while I am compiling my new release order lists and blog posting from distributor/publisher catalogs. I also frequently check several other blogs and occasionally see things pop-up in Twitters #FridayReads or on Facebook that I may have missed.

Megan @ Book Brats said...

Such an awesome prize that I would LOVE to win! I find out about new series either from Goodreads or by picking up books at random and reading them before I know what's good for me. Found a lot of great stuff that way!

I tweeted and commented of course, so that would be +2 for me.

grandoise.illusion at gmail dot com

chilosa2004 said...

all kinds of places. online,library, goodreads and friends.

posted on twitter
posted on FB

maria
chilosa_2004@yahoo.com

Kimberly B. said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! I learn a lot about the books I want to read through Goodreads, and I also visit a lot of author and book review websites. But I worked at bookstores for 6 years, and still have a lot of friends in the industry, so they also tell me what's coming out that's good.
I (re)tweeted about the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/#!/KimBea/status/89734150185168896
So that's 2 points for me!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
beax0002 (at) umn (dot) edu

Jackie Uhrmacher said...

Mostly, it's online, either through Twitter, Goodreads, or the selection of books we receive at Bitten. I go to the bookstore about once a week, so if I've missed anything, I normally find it then, lol. : )

+1 commented
+1 posted on Facebook (Jackie.Uhrmacher)
+1 posted on Twitter (JackieUhrmacher)
Total: 3

Thanks!!

Sue Sattler said...

I like to check out other authors recommendations or Barnes and Noble website. But my favorite is going into a bookstore and picking up different books and looking them over. There is something about the smell of a bookstore that brings peace to my stressful life.

proudarmymom32@yahoo.com
+3 points

Tracy Hanson said...

Like, tweeted and retweeted. Good luck to everyone btw.

What a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity. Put them on a list of ones to read in case I don't win and then I can keep an eye open for them.

I have, for years, read anything and everything, so it is nice to find people that say "Have you read?" and to share book-knowledge with others. When I was able to work, I used to take a book on a Sunday afternoon as it was very quiet and a lot of customers would say "What are you reading"? And then either ask for advice or volunteer authors I might like. Although now the net is more accessible, was on dial-up before, I spent a lot of time talking about books as well. But if an author has wrote a book I've enjoyed I will see if any authors have wrote on the cover about that particular author.

Have tweeted and retweeted, my name on Twitter is IANSMIC (to do with my fav rockstar) and my email address:

tracy@thanson.orangehome.co.uk

Kimi said...

Posted on Facebook under Kimberley Fischer and under twitter as kierapsi ....
always ready to win books!

kimberleykfischer (at) gmail (dot) com.

Jennifer_After_Dark said...

WOW! that is a very generous giveaway,,,count me in,,,now to answer your question,,,honestly everything that I have on my tbr pile and that i have read have been thru stalking blogs,,there are lots of authors that I had never heard of, that I read reveiws on the books and Im like hell yeah,,I want to read that..over the last 8 months,,my tbr pile when from the state of texas to all the way to new york..lol
Jennifer

Jennifer_After_Dark said...

I forgot to leave my email address

westtexasjen at gmail dot com

Holly said...

Wow - awesome prizes. Thanks!
How do you usually hear about the books you want to read?
I follow my favorite authors on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.

Do you read about them online or do you stumble upon them in the bookstore or does your best friend tell you about them?
I buy the books, the real book not the online version.

Holly said...

oops

bisquit9 (at) gmail (dot)com

and I've Tweeted, Facebooked and Blogged this contest:-)

Julie S said...

I usually pick the books I read based on what my book clubs are reading. If I have extra time to read other books, then yes, great reviews on websites like these really help narrow down the choices. I also see what my friends are reading.

juliecookies(at)gmail.com

Cindy McCune said...

I have over 50 authors that I follow and look for their next books...then I have a site I go to called Fantastic Fiction and scroll the new books area. Also have certain book reviewers I scope for NEW authors...Can never have enough books is my motto!
cindymac52(at)copper(dot)net

Anonymous said...

I usually hear about new authors (new to me) from friends thru my book clubs, facebook, and/or goodreads.

Amy-Jo said...

I usually hear about new new series/authors from friends on facebook, goodreads or from book clubs. That's how I found out about Pamela Palmer;) Love the series:)

hellokittiexoxo said...

awesome prizes! i shared this on my twitter, facebook, and left a comment here. can't wait to see who wins!

M.R.Murphy said...

This is such an amazing package! So many great authors all roll into two packages! *rolls over, momentarily faints* lol

face booked this & twitter too!

M.R.Murphy@live.com

AJ said...

Just published this on my private book club on facebook so not sre how to verify that??
Anyway..so, +2! I find out about authors/series via facebook, book clubs, and good reads!

momz.3boyz@hotmail.com

Awesome prize pack!

Indigo said...

Wicked Awesome packages! Would love to win either one.

As for the question, I used to haunt bookstores. Mostly sticking to familiar authors.

These days however, book blogs and online sources like Goodreads give me more options than ever before. Not only can I check out new authors, I can get a glimpse of what other readers thought. I've definitely broadened my list of authors.

Thanks for the opportunity! (Hugs)Indigo

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

susan stielow said...

I usually find a lot of new books to read on Good Reads website or on Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Book Lovers site on Facebook. Between these two sites there's no need to look anywhere else.

Score: 3 points
susanstielow33@yahoo.com

80slady said...

Goodreads, amazon and local library new releases log.
Great contest!!

Na said...

What an amazing giveaway! I would love to win Package #2.

Ever since discovering Goodreads, that is how I have been getting my read suggestions. Before that though, it was through the library. I would just walk in and discover books without prior knowledge as to how good or popular it is. That is still how I find "hidden gem" books, they are not mainstream or current but are fantastic books.

Cambonified{AT}yahoo{DOT}com

stephjx said...

I used to find all my books through amazon.com. Lately though I've been getting all of my recommendations through book blogs. It's nice because you get a review and a recommendation (with no spoilers) at the same time, I love it.

+2 linking up through Facebook, and posting a comment.

eckstein99@comcast.net

Shanna said...

This contest is just amazing!! I live in a small town in WV and the only bookstore within 65 miles is and isle and a half in Wal Mart. I read all the time and I run out of books often, well not so much anmore.... I joined Goodreads, Library Thing, and created All my Book finds' FB page, blog, and goodreads group to bring together readers with authors and books from all kinda of places. Now I use word of mouth, books submitted for review, recommendations from friends on various sites, and I'm always looking for info and sharing it with th amazingpeople on my pages. my email is shannaclmns@yahoo.com and I'll share this on my pages for u guys too and please feel free to share with us anytime if u stumble across our pages :)

Shanna said...

forgot to tell u I did it all to earn the extra points, I shared on FB, my blog, and twitter plus I commented :) ~Shanna (shannaclmns@yahoo.com)

Rouchelle R. said...

Normally I look online! :) Its the best and its really easy for me considering that I live 45 miles away from the nearest book store. I also hear about books from my friend quite a bit. Especially since we have the same reading tastes.

+1 posted on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/snowtiger989

+1 posted on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/rouchelle.robison

+1 posting in the comment section.

blueblooded_angel989(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sharon said...
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Sharon said...

Holy Feck! what a great give away :) I find out about new books on review blogs. They usually get the covers early and post them. I can't remember the last time I walked into a book store and picked something up I hadn't seen before. To be fair, I am a book blogger so I have my nose and ear to the ground for things coming up.

2 points for me! and I am throwing lots of monkey dust around *****

sstogner1 at gmail dot com

AmyS. said...

Sometimes I read about books online before I buy them. But mostly I will go to a used bookstore buy a book and if I like it I find out if the author has written others and I tend to buy them. I also find books similar to the one I like and it too.

+1 I posted a comment

truebloodfan(at)rock(dot)com

Sharon said...

Holy Feck! what a great give away :) I find out about new books on review blogs. They usually get the covers early and post them. I can't remember the last time I walked into a book store and picked something up I hadn't seen before. To be fair, I am a book blogger so I have my nose and ear to the ground for things coming up.

2 points for me! and I am throwing lots of monkey dust around *****

sstogner1 at gmail dot com

Tich said...

I love to browse through bookstore but most of the books I read I hear about from Book Clubs/Blogs.

Kandlekraze@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

I find my books in the Steals 'n Deals section on my Nook. My friends and I share recommendatiins as well. I am new to book blogs and actually found this one through Pamela Palmer's Facebook post. I look forward to looking for the new books above.

2 pts= 1 for commenting and 1 for linking on faceboil.
Email: bratkid62@yahoo.com
Here's hoping to win one of those prize packages!!!

Amy Lynn said...

Sigh. I really need to get my own blog going but have yet to. I did however link to you on Facebook & Twitter & asked friends to post you on their's. lol. I know that last one doesn't count, so just 3 pts to me. Lovin' both of those amazing prize packages though.

Email me happiness please at rara_weidenaar@yahoo.com

rhomitz said...

How do I find my books...Well, I am a big bookstore freak. I find alot of mine their browsing through book's or author's that I already read. I also learn about the book's from friend's and my sister. My sister and I share book's and author's all the time.:)
I also check ALL my author's website's out and take suggestions from them.
Thanks for a chance to win, the contest is awesome!!!
Rhonda
srshmitz(at)comcast(dot)net

Amy Lynn said...

Forgot to answer the question though so here goes. My top 10 ways to find books & new authors.

1) friend recommendations
2) win them on blogs & contests
3) browsing in stores or online
4) goodreads
5) paperbackswap
6) shelfari
7) book clubs (most are online)
8) if sent to me for review
9) other authors I follow
10) facebook

The Lovely Reader said...

I would love to win this contest. The top way I find books that I want to read is actually by going to a bookstore, usually Borders.

Thanks for the contest!
barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I sign up for newsletters on all my fave author sites,and u find new authors by what my faves say they are reading!

Kc9ibu@yahoo.com

Julie

Cherry said...

I get info about books to feed my addiction primarily at my calendar here: http://www.cherrymischievous.com/2009/06/calendar.html

I think it draws feed(s) from GoodReads. I also update it manually when I come across books I like. Another source of info for me is the blogosphere when I trawl. And of course the internet through links I come across. I also get to know about new books when I browse bookshops. But more often, I knew about them (those I like anyway) before I see them on the shelves.

(+1) Comment

(+1) Re-posted your contest at my contest comp blog at: http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2011/07/win-fab-books-at-supernatural.html

(+1) Twitted: http://twitter.com/cherrymischivus/status/89765888219295744

(+1) FB: http://www.facebook.com/cherrymischievous/posts/190084404379290

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Thank you for the chance to win fab books!!! :)

Total points = 4

Cherry Mischievous
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Andrea C said...

I usually search future books on Amazon.co.uk and Fantastic fiction is good also.

1 entry

andreamcummings@hotmail.com

Andrea

Anonymous said...

Friends get me started on book series, then I'm hooked and go out and buy the entire series for myself.

+2 points (comment and shared on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001783327053)

dream2day98@yahoo.com

Dakota said...

I trade books online and try any new book with a fun cover. Yes, I judge books by their covers.

Comment + shared on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000411576255

= +2 points

Dakota said...

I trade books online and try any new book with a fun cover. Yes, I judge books by their covers.

Comment + shared on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000411576255

= +2 points

dakotakent73@gmail.com

CrystalGB said...

Great prizes. Thank you for the giveaway. I find information about books I want to read by reading blogs, visiting online book retailers, visiting author websites and browsing in stores.

Karen said...

I usually find my books browsing through Amazon or GoodReads. 1+

Posted to my FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paranormal-Romance-Urban-Fantasy-Book-Lovers/277066277373 1+
2 points.

kdoris@centurytel.net

roro said...

This giveaway sounds so cool and I would love to win this. These books would make my supernatural book collection even more amazing.

i liked the fb page and here is the twitter status
http://twitter.com/#!/rocapri/status/89774651554799617

rogcaprino@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

i usually find out about books from barnes and noble and amazon emails...lately though, i've been finding out about books from posts on facebook...or contests such as this... thank you

bnbhb@hotmail.com

Amber Hughes said...

What a awesome giveaway! Thanks so much! :-)

I find out about books through book blogs, Goodreads, Amazon, Borders.com & friends

+1 for comment

Ambercruz1(at)yahoo(dot)com

jfort357 said...

WOW!!! This is an awesome giveaway!!! Please count me in!!!! :-D I usually discover new, cool reads by blogging & stopping by Goodreads.

+1-posting this comment
+1-posting on Facebook
2pts total

jfort357(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Kalliandra said...

I usually find out about books I'd like to read by periodically checking up on all my favorite authors' websites. I also have some of them added on facebook, so I get updates from there, as well as other book blogs I follow.

I liked the blog page and shared the link on both facebook and twitter.

http://www.facebook.com/Supernatural.Underground#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=218100321565726&id=538190736

http://twitter.com/#!/Kalliandra/status/89779973812006913

Kalliandra2007@gmail.com

Geek Gyrl said...

I haunt the webs, book sites & of course, i write about it, myself, for GeekSpeakBlog.
Speaking of sharing goof book news.....
I shared on:
my FB:
http://www.facebook.com/justine.greene
GSB twitter https://twitter.com/#!/TheGeekSpeak
my own twitter https://twitter.com/#!/GeekGyrlFriday
my own Tumblr blog http://geekgyrlfriday.tumblr.com/
GSB Tumblr blog http://geekspeakblog.tumblr.com/

Geek Gyrl said...

I haunt the webs, book sites & of course, i write about it, myself, for GeekSpeakBlog.
Speaking of sharing goof book news.....
I shared on:
my FB:
http://www.facebook.com/justine.greene
GSB twitter https://twitter.com/#!/TheGeekSpeak
my own twitter https://twitter.com/#!/GeekGyrlFriday
my own Tumblr blog http://geekgyrlfriday.tumblr.com/
GSB Tumblr blog http://geekspeakblog.tumblr.com/

Wierdlings said...

I Bookmark all my author's websites, and have joined several FB circles to watch for news and upcoming new books and authors. I troll amazon to see if the release dates for some authors are listed too. I then add them to my TBR list and ebook wishlist.

+1 for comment
+1 for FB link

Thanks for this wonderful chance to win some awesome looking books. I love exploring new worlds.

~Justine
wierdlings(at)gmail(dot)com

Chris R said...

I am on several loops. I read excerpts posted there and my book budget gets spent. This is in addition to the newsletters I subscribe to from my favorite authors. If there is anything left of my monthly budget at that point, then I check out what Amazon suggests for me. If nothing else, it is funny some of the things it suggests.

Kaitlyn said...

i follow so many blogs that it's so hard to keep track. so i'm on the internet most of the time. really want the first prize package!!! *crosses fingers* hope i win!!!

+1 commenting......it's very sad.......*sniff sniff*



sk8lyn123@aol.com

Kelly said...

I usually get recommendations for good books from word-of-mouth from friends--that is how I discovered the supernatural "beings" books!
Thanks!

StacieDM said...

Two awesome prize packs! I would be happy with either one. Thanks for the great giveaway!

I usually hear about books on Twitter. I can honestly say that since November when I joined Twitter my book and especially ebook purchases have tripled.

user1123 AT comcast DOT net

Riva said...

I still find a lot of new books by browsing book stores (especially indies), but these days I get most my info on new books from blogs and
Twitter feeds, emails from authors and book stores, or new listings on LibraryThing.

+1 for commenting

dulcibelle [at] earthlink [dot] net

StacieDM said...

Sorry. Forgot to post my entry points.

+1 point

user1123 AT comcast DOT net

Danielle Gorman said...

Wow, what a great contest. I hope I'm picked. I have most of those books on my wish list and I can't wait to get my hands on them.

I usually hear about books from online. May it be from Facebook, blogging, or Twitter. I don't have any books stores that are that close to me anymore so I never really get to browse unless I go to Walmart or Target.

iqb99@yahoo.com
+1 Comment
+1 Tweeted-http://twitter.com/iqb2001/status/89801001770553344

wade2121 said...

I usually find books on blogs. Then when I get to the bookstore to look for them, I'll find other books.

+1 Post in comments
wade2121 AT gmail DOT com

Okie said...

FAB-ulous giveaway!! Thanks :) I get my recommendations from goodreads, facebook, and twitter.

+1 for commenting
+1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/texusgirl
+1 shared on facebook: http://facebook.com/obloodworth

Okiebloodworth@yahoo.com

Amy said...

Great contest, thanks for the opportunity to win! As for where I find books, it's sort of a mix. I have a blog site with a friend, and we follow alot of other sites and find out about books there. But I also spend alot of time on Amazon checking out new authors that I may want to read.

shadowfairy13(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mollie said...

Unfortunately for me, none of my friends are big readers. (Not that I haven't all but held them at gun point trying to get them to read my favorite books so I'd have someone to discuss them with.) So that leaves me with hitting up blog sites like this or looking up books related to the ones I've read and liked. Sometimes I'll even find new books the old fashioned way (gasp) by looking around the library for something interesting.

+1 point for commenting (but feel free to add more points for awesomeness.)

ass_cancer (at) hotmail (dot) com

Shirley said...

I hear about books from your genre through Terri Garey, because I love her books, I used to work for Borders, so was always up to date on books...but now, I rely on either Internet or browsing online, the library, or if I make it to a bookstore. As for points, I don't do twitter, but will definitely post to facebook, so I guess that is 2! Thanks for all the awesome reads, and I still have the button that says "I read books that go bump in the night! :)

Tiffany Drew said...

Awesome giveaway!!!

I find new reads mostly through blogs and from surfing the internet. I rarely have time to go to the book store so I am always on the prowl online looking for books to add to my reading list :)

+1 comment
+1 tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/enterthedrew/status/89778908844670976
+1 FB share: http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=179218625476352&id=1212566230

jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

SdyLion said...

So I would love to win. Thanks for the contest. I posted on twitter (Sdylion and face book (Sandy Geyser Stoops) email sdylion (at) gmail (dot) com

Auntie April said...

Hi! I agree, great prizes! My source for new material has been online... I have browsed my favorite author's websites to see what she, or usually there is a forum for fans,recommends. I have found some pretty terrific series this way!!

Aprils
http://www.facebook.com/auntie.april

Anonymous said...

Like to win prize package 1. I find books in all of the ways you suggested: friends, twitter, blogs, bookstores, reviews. I usually have a feeling and that is probably my favorite way.

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

OMG, how do you choose? okay, okay #2

+1 I hear about most of the new books on blogs but if it's an author that I'm following a series, I generally get newsletters as soon as a new book is announced. Also I have several friends who will recommend books.

+1 http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/2011/07/supernatural-underground-new-release.html

+1 http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=186979511356125&id=1184379567

+1 http://twitter.com/#!/alterlisa/status/89818435822956544

total=4

(\___/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

Escape by Fiction said...

I hear about books is all different way. Goodreads and blogs are a big contributor and so is going to the store. I'm usually the one to recommend to friends, so I don't get much input on that front. Also by checking out my favorite authors' webpages and blog gives me additional book finds.

Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction :)

merbear95695 said...

Great prizes! I usually hear about new books online. I read a lot of posts by book-bloggers I trust and when they review something that interests me, I usually pick it up. Or, well, I win a contest and find something fun that way :)

mrs.which (at) gmail.com

Lisa (starmetal_oak) said...

90% of the time I hear about books online through blogs and book websites. I almost never impulsively buy books from the store without knowing about them first!

+1 Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/starmetaloak/status/89828479897571328

+1 link on blog (sidebar): http://starmetaloak.blogspot.com/

starmetaloak(at)gmail(dot)com

June M. said...

Great groups of books!

I find books either on blogs, on book seller sites (amazon, book depo, B&N, etc) and author websites or facebook pages.

GFC follower: June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

June M. said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/JuneAnnM/status/89834865096278016

GFC: June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

June M. said...

Posted on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/june.manning74/posts/201429896576036

GFC: June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Barbara said...

bjkuhl@gmail.com
I am an author consumer:)...I find one I like and read everything they have written. I go to their website and see who they read. I check out their blogs or webchat rooms..and talk to other fans and see what they suggest. I have a ton of tbr on my ereader because of all the recommendations. Also find a good selection from this site:)..

Kah_cherub said...

Hi! thanks for the giveaway! :)
I usually read synopsis first, then rely on reviews on Goodreads and Amazon before buying my books. Blog reviews are also quite helpful.
+2 http://twitter.com/vollkopf/status/89856387936559104

Sapphired Dragon said...

I find my books from a combinations of ways really. Mostly online these days through reading blogs, goods reads and twitter but I still love spending time in a book shop browsing through the shelves. I also like getting recommendations from friends as often our tastes in books will be similar.

I have tweeted this give away here: http://twitter.com/SapphiredDragon/status/89853725665001472

I also put a link up on my Facebook page :
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Realm-of-The-Sapphired-Dragon/174334135955110?sk=wall

I believe that is 4 points for me and my email address is realmofthesapphiredragon@gmail.com

Thanks for an absolutely awesome giveaway!

Sheree said...

What a giveaway!

I read about books online, via blogs, Twitter, or Facebook. I used to find books in the bookstore but now I know what I'm looking for before I get there.

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/infinitieh/status/89856819316535296

ironss [at] gmail [dot] com

tara c said...

I have most of my favorite authors on facebook, so I learn about them there most of the time. I also do book reviews for a couple sites and I get new releases that way.
1 point for me!

Tina Moss said...

I find many books online and from Twitter (from people recommending their favorite books or authors).

+1 comment
+1 Twitter RT

Total points: 2

Tinamosswrites@gmail.com

Moirae(thefates) book reviews said...

Awesome give away

commented
tweeted

moiraethefates(AT)GMAIL(DOT)com

https://twitter.com/#!/moiraethefates

Kim D. said...

I started a page on facebook, 2011 Books with Bite, to discuss books! I've found some amazing authors by talking to people there. :) I occasionally run across something at the store that looks good too!

duncan449@yahoo.com

[ (+3) Comment, Blog, FB ]

blog follower: Kim

http://bookpurses.blogspot.com/2011/07/blog-giveaways.html

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000563475320

Bethany C. said...

I used to go to bookstores and find books that looked good, write them down, and look them up online later to see what book they were in a series, then order the first book. Sounds kind of OCD, I know. Now that I've been reading in the genre for a while, and follow several book blogs, I hear about new series through them, and get info at fantasticfiction to go in my giant wishlist/series-keeping-track-of notebook.
I tweeted the giveaway https://twitter.com/#!/bcardoo79/status/89874977666506753
+2

b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail(dot)com

Novels On The Run said...

Hi there,

WOW! most awesome prize packs, like WOW!!

I have a blog www.novelsontherun.blogspot.com. I make it a morning ritual to check my dashboard and see and comment on others blogs and see what is out there. I also love Goodreads and like to check out authors and see what is being added to their series and I always!! if I see a book that I like cover of , or great rating I tag with TBR so I have it their for reference. Can't rely on the old brain to remember these things.

I shall tweet now
I shall facebook it will be from novelsontherun.

Michelle A.
tintinbrains@bigpond.com

Jenn said...

For the most part, I read about books online... thank for the great giveaway!

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/JennJustReading/status/89882592844845057

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GirlsJustReading

jenn (at) girlsjustreading *com

+3

dodgingcommas said...

Oh yay! I got all four points!

I like to read books I've read about through blogs, twitter and facebook. I've been especially inspired recently by the 30 Day Book Challenge and seeing what people answer. I keep a notepad next to my computer to write down books that sound interesting or different to what I normally read as I do love to experience new books I wouldn't normally think to read.

Awesome prize packs!

headbanginghippy@hotmail.com

Lori in Philly said...

I belong to Doubleday and I check amazon for books. Goodreads of course keeps track for me and helps the giveaways are great. I check the pamplets they send me and then I go online and reserve the books at the library when they don't have them I buy them because I love to have all in a set and read them over and over again. Sometimes I have to reserve them on Hubby's card he says he gets the strangest looks from everyone he meets. What can I say I love to read. I put it on my fb page , blogged and commented so I guess thats 3pts. Thanks for the giveaways

Tracy said...

I usually rely on word of mouth, but occasionally I'll go to an agent I'd love to have's blog and read what they represent.

I tweeted about this @TansyRagwort and it will be in my friday freebies next week at http://tracynjorgensen.blogspot.com I'm missed this weeks friday freebies or I'd put it up sooner. Thanks for this chance.

tjorg86 (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I find out new books by reading a lot of online blogs, but I think I find more by searching bookseller's sites. A lot of the time after searching for a book, they always show related books. I have found MANY a book that I've bought by doing that. :)

I also go into the bookstores to browse.


chellie.bel@gmail.com

Nan said...

I have been sticking with the authors I love... and just keep reading what is out now. I also get suggestions from sites like this and others and amazon has some good suggestion once in awhile!
WOW some of these new books look really good!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Gabbie said...

I find basically all of my books online from either Goodreads or from book blogs or authors blogs.

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Gabelle_M/status/89893391340544000

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Gabbie-ethela AT hotmail DOT com

MystGrrl said...

I usually stumble upon books I want to read on Goodreads, Amazon or at the local bookstore. Keep track of them on Wishlists on both sites and on my phone =p

+1 Posting in the comments section - Done
+1 Linking to this post on Twitter - Done
+1 Linking to this post on your own blog/website - Done

mystgrrldreamz(at)gmail(dot)com

Cheers,
Heidy
http://mystgrrldreamz.blogspot.com

Llehn said...

I usually hear about books online from book blogs.

+1 Postings in comment section.
+1 Linking to this post on Twitter
+1 Linking to this post on FB

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lyddz said...

I have no idea how I lived without book blogs. These days, I can read a review or discussion about a book anywhere from a year before its publication date. For older books I check out virtual libraries or Amazon. Sure I still pick up a book here and there on impulse, but 90% of the books I buy the interest I had in them was first discovered online.

gingerrodent AT aol DOT com

Karyn Gerrard said...

wonderful giveaway!

karyngerrard@gmail.com

+1 comment

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I usually find out about books from other bloggers, as well as my friends who read. thank you for the contest!!

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

posted on twitter:

http://twitter.com/#!/in_the_hammock/status/89910279810465792

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

sammyd said...

If I win I think I'll have a stroke! I research the internet and facebook has become so sooo helpful. I find blogs and make friends. I read reviews also. OHHH and goodreads is like my shrine!! I love that place!!

Mandi said...

I find my books by fantasticfiction.com or by friends requests mostly. I also grab them when walking through the store or library and noticing an awesome cover.

amanda.n.painter@gmail.com

Amy said...

I usually find out about the books from Goodreads and then read more information about them there. I also look at what my GR friends are reading and see if anything interests me.

1 point

angeldream3[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Nicki J Markus said...

If this is international, please put me in the draw.

I hear about books via other bloggers and friends, but I also love to browse bookstores, making a list of any good books I see for future purchases.

Nicki J Markus
nickijmarkus AT y7mail DOT com

Elizabeth said...

I find books to read from Goodreads, book stores, and friends. Thanks for the giveaway!

1 entry

Elizabeth
etrabelsie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

blackroze37 AT yahoo.com said...

+1 Posting in the comments section
+1 Linking to this post on Twitter
+1 Linking to this post on Facebook
used to be just by seeing them in stores, but since the web, its whole lot easier to find the authors i like and new authors to me and thru reviews and facebook

Carmen R said...

+1 Linking to twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Carmen_R/status/89945541944938496

+1 Linking to Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=224140274292385&id=586581099

+1 I find mine online as well as bookstores. I don't have many friends that read and I tend to be the one recommending books to them.

hdtermite at yahoo dot com

Loony Linh said...

Those books look so awesome...

Usually, I stumble across new books accidentally, but I also rely on people on FB gushing over a particularly awesome book/series. Gotta love FB. Other times, one of my friends (whos obsessed with books maybe even more than I am...weird :L)
practically knocks me over exclaiming the overwhelming news of a good book. Also helps that shes a great storyteller...

Thank you for the giveaway :)

lnhphm24 {at} hotmail {dot} com

janhvi said...

if this is international please count me in!:)

wow!such amazing prize packages!i would love to win one!*fingers crossed*

i usually browse for books online by reading reviews on blogs and such.plus i also do get good recommendations from my friend,but mostly i find good books online.

GFC-Janhvi Jagtap
justjanhvi at gmail dot com

HockeyVampiress said...

Cool contest. I usually get my updated list by social feeds and blogs like this. I wish I had a calendar to keep track since I read so many wonderful authors but I am a bit helter skelter when it comes to keeping up to date.

I tweeted this blog (Hockeyvampiress) and FB'd it too (same tag) as well as my blog
Musings From the Hockeyvampiress
you can contact me at hockeyvampiress at hot mail dot com

Added up that is 4 points crossing my fingers LOL

Skitty said...

Thanks for the contest!!

I usually hear about books through reading reviews online and in print. I follow favorite authors online and check out recommendations. I belong to a book group that comes up with good reads.

I have 3 points - linked with fb, twitter, and this comment.

jann1155@aol.com

Debi Murray said...

I keep a list of new releases for my favorite authors that I constantly update....usually I hear about new authors from already established authors and I love the way they "pay it forward" for new talent!

I also posted this on facebook and twiltter.

djmrtrm at sbcglobal dot net

+3 points

booksNyarn said...

Terrific lineup!

I try to stay on top of books by reading reviews online (mostly other book bloggers) but also in print (through Library Journal and PW, as a librarian).Sometimes it ends up just finds through the "Coming Soon" section at B & N.

I linked on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/#!/booksNyarn/status/90040085063548928

My email is booksyarnink(at)gmail.com.

Total of +2 points.

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I find new books a bunch of different ways. I look online or at bookstores, and sometimes my friend may refer a book to me that I should check out. I would love either of those prize packages. Thank you!

-Kaitlyn V. Kayquin@yahoo.com

SJ Drum said...
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SJ Drum said...

I find most of the books I want to read on Authors' websites. I look at authors that I already love and see what they recommend or what is similar in style.

Shared to facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=511422625

sj-drum.blogspot.com

+2

sarajanedrum @ gmail.com

Carla said...

I usually follow my favorite authors blogs to keep updated on new releases. I usually check out many books that are recommended by those authors also. Most other books I find on sites like Amazon, Barnes and Noble or from friends and family. Here are the sites I've shared this blog with.

+4 points
http://rubiesonfire.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/CarlaWetherill
http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1514096851
e-mail: rubiesonfire95@yahoo.com

thatoneindiecindie said...

I hear about books in every way possible, scanning through bookstores, recommendations, reviews on blogs. My favorite way ever is review a book I loved on goodreads, find someone else who loved it and go raid their shelves. It's like going through a library of books I'd probably like!

Thanks for this great giveaway!!


buffysfx@gmail.com

Jeanne said...

I usually hear about books on goodreads, which is awesome site and I love it there♥ And I also follow a lots of blog where I found inspiration for reading too :) Some of my friends also love books so we share our opinions on them...

Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway and chance to win!

+1 Linking to this post on your own website: http://www.dreaming.over.cz/ (sidebar)

Rathouska.jana@gmail.com

Charles Herrion said...

My primary method of finding books is to stumble across them in the bookstore. I have an uncanny knack for picking up good books. I've never been disappointed. As I begin to interface with the writing community (on account of becoming a writer myself), I expect my book-finding sources to increase accordingly. Thanks for the contest. Though I've already stumbled across a couple of the books mentioned here, I'd be happy to win the rest!

Rosalie Drawbaugh said...

I usually choose my books based on reviews and recommendations I find online.

rcdrawbaugh@gmail.com

Robin said...

Wow prize package one looks fab!!! I google +1'd this, and Posted to my twitter, also leaving a comment, which should count for 3 points.

I find alot of my books through an online newsletter from an independent book store down in Houston, TX. I visited there once on vacation and love the place. I also talk with another avid reader, and web surf around a bit. I am always on the look out for new books.

Great contest, good luck to everyone!!!

msills At live dot com

ilona said...

I find my books through a number of sources. The local librarians recommendations. Friends recommendations. Blogs, newsletters and booksite recommendations. Anywhere I can really :D

I like the look of the prizes and have already used the list to add to my constantly growing wish list :D

Vivien said...

I scour the internet for books. Everywhere, Amazon, Goodreads, Blogs....anyplace that has more information!!
spread here
http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/124623-new-release-round-up-and-giveaway

Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Charles Herrion said...

Okay, I've done it! I've blogged about it, tweeted it, and mentioned it on Facebook...with links from all. I'm all in!

Marjie said...

I find almost all my books through goodreads it is my go to site!
i posted to fb and tweeted
thanks ~marjie

Toreynmarjie(at) yahoo.com

Bev Rearick said...

I find new books through a number of different ways. Through doing search online, twitter, facebook, and even by recommendations through amazon.com. Can't wait to find some new authors to read.

+1 Posting in the comments section - Done
+1 Linking to this post on Twitter - Done
+1 Linking to this post on Facebook - Done

bevrearick@gmail.com

Orchid said...

Ooh, such lovely sounding books! =)

There are two ways that I find out about new releases, one is from just browsing through the shelves at book stores and the other is from the many blogs that I follow (authors and bloggers).

Orchid
The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
hauntingorchid(at)aol(dot)com

Jess said...

The way I usually hear about books I want to read is via book blogs such as this blog, or by following favourite authors on Twitter or liking/friending them on Facebook. I do browse shelves in bookshops and as I work in a library, I like browsing the new book shelves every now and then, but as I'm always online keeping up to date with blogs ensures I find out news about new books sooner rather than later.
Following blogs has also meant I've met quite a few authors in the past twelve months to get books signed which is awesome!

1 point for commenting
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Paris said...

Thanks for the chance to enter such an amazing contest.

I usually hear about books I want to read by going to book blogs, using the Amazon.com people who like this book, usually like these book thing and then word of mouth from my friends. I am always looking for new stuff to read because I hate having no book down time.

I posted a link on Twitter and Facebook. With this comment, that would be a total of 3 points.

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xander_316 said...

I always find new books on shelfari.com v--v btw great competition :)

+1 Posting in the comments section
+1 Linking to this post on Twitter
+1 Linking to this post on Facebook

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jen said...

This is a great prize pack and would love to win it!! thanks

Anonymous said...

Definitely online - mainly from trawling Goodreads and book blogs.

Wonderful contest, thankyou!

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whitewolfreads said...

I hear of books from all over the place, online through blogs and goodreads mostly and I'm in publishing so I hear of things sometimes way in advance. Of course I'm also a cover whore so I pick up a lot books with covers that I like in bookstores.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/whitewolfreads/status/90319697400180736

Total: 2

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Jessica@a GREAT read said...

I blog a lot and surf the blogs as well, so I can heard about new books that way. But if I'm already reading the author's work, I know when new releases from them come out.

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Bwyatt said...

I find the books I read in a lot of different ways. I do read about a lot of them online. But I also go to the bookstore and just start picking things up to read the cover. BUt some of the best books I've found are recommendations from a few choice reading friends. They are usually books I wouldn't think to pick up, and I always end up loving them!
+1 comment
+1 fb: facebook.com/britney.m.wyatt
+1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/BritneyWyatt/status/90403347080822784
Total: 3
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Charles Herrion said...

Just for the record, as previously stated, I primarily discover new books at the bookstore, and sometimes by watching talk shows on tv, where an author is advertising his or her work. I'm repeating this in order to include my email address in my comment. I've also tweeted and blogged about this, and mentioned it on Facebook. Check out my blog at: www.charles-herrion.blogspot.com . Thanks again for the contest.

charles.herrion@gmail.com

Ria said...

I get book ideas in a variety of ways. Amazon's recommended list, roommate's suggestions, browsing in a bookstore and seeing what catches my eye.

abritbrat@gmail.com

jopmav said...

Nice contest & great prizes! I usually look for new books on GoodReads, in bookstores, from book blogs & friends. I am always looking for new series to read!

jopmav AT gamil DOT com

Carina Olsen said...

Awesome giveaway :D Would love to win it. <3 Thank you :) I hear about books I wanna read online ;p Mostly on twitter :)

Total points: 1

Love, Carina ~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

jeanette8042 said...

I usually hear about new reads through searches in Amazon and my cousin also introduces me to a lot of different authors and books. I find new book/authors through blogging too!

+1 comment

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SandyG265 said...

I usually find new book releases through websites that I follow or Amazon recommendations.

+1 comment
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Onge said...

Thank you for the amazing contest!! Looks likes some great books.
I usually find new books from book bloggers. Sometime friends recommend some or I'll search goodreads.

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Lisa W. said...

The books in the contest look like they will be worth wild to read. I have a Nook so I find most my reads at BarnesandNoble.com. Also, I read real books too and I found those online at amazon.com. I also found books at Barnes and Noble the store, Wal-mart, Target, and any Book stores I find by accident. Plus, My friends tell me about books they read. One of my friends as book club on facebook.com, where we comment on the books we read. Finally, I get ideas from books to found other books. I read the books with short stories by different authors. If I like their story, I look for another they wrote. Or previews at end of the books I read at the time.
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llamannerdymama said...

I used to just trust going to the bookstore and finding what I want. Then I found goodreads.com and started looking at what my friends read. Then I found this blog and I am hooked!! Thank you for these wonderful books!!

robyn said...

i'm an internet-junkie, so i find most of my books through online friend rec's, other author's indorsements (on their sites or a FB/Twitter mention).Sometimes, though, i like to just cruise through the shelves at the local bookstores/libraries to see what sparks my interest. you never know where you'll find you next favorite book/series! *G*

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Miss Mel said...

I learn about books via Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and friend recommendation.

This is a great contest. Thanks for the opportunity.

xmelaniexthomasx(at)aim(dot)com
+3

rhomitz said...

Sorry, I already posted back on July 9th but forgot to add up points.
+4, I did all!
Thx!

Jackie Uhrmacher said...

I forgot to include my email address, so can you ignore the initial post and use this one? Yup...I rock...LOL

Mostly, it's online, either through Twitter, Goodreads, or the selection of books we receive at Bitten. I go to the bookstore about once a week, so if I've missed anything, I normally find it then, lol. : )

+1 commented
+1 posted on Facebook (Jackie.Uhrmacher)
+1 posted on Twitter (JackieUhrmacher)
Total: 3

Thanks!!

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Casey H said...

Omg I want want want want want!!!! (Obviously, my desire to win those amazing has made me incapable of forming proper sentences *grin*)

Anyway, I find new books through friends, GoodReads, randomly walking about a bookstore or library, seeing someone else reading that book and of course, from blogs. I'm really open to what I read (though I'm usually pretty shallow and just look at the cover of the book before I decide to read it).

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+1 for facebook (http://www.facebook.com/#!/casey.harrisparks/posts/101263793305426)

Total: 3

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van_pham said...

I find new books by browsing Amazon, Goodsreads, and certain book bloggers that I follow online.


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LadyVampire2u said...

I usually find books a number of ways. When they are mentioned on blogs, book websites I frequent and or are in book newsletters I get. I also check the book recommendations in the back of my favorite author's books. And I also am attracted to a book's cover sometimes as I wander the book isle of any book store I am in. Then are also the free bookmarks given away that I might aquire and read more about the book on the bookmark. I love finding new authors. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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+1 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=126712790750569&id=100000722033341
+1 Blog post: http://ladyvampire2u.blogspot.com/2011/07/get-in-on-all-giveaways.html?zx=27be3f128e5fda8
= 4 Entries. Thanks!
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oarel said...

I have a couple of pages to search for new books and authors and in the same page some authors recommended others books ans series. Or going to a library and looking at the covers or reviews of the books.
Some recommended for my sister or friends.
And if I don't found them in a library I read them online.

Stephanie said...

I usually find new books through book blogs. When I do go to the book store I take the time to look at new releases to see if a new author or book catches my interest.

Total - 1

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Melliane said...

I usually hear about book from internet, with the blogs and the previews, there is always so much choice or i can hear from friends too who read a lot.

+1 comment

thanks for the giveaway

delhia_1[at]hotmail[dot]fr

Spav said...

I hear about new books on blogs. I read the reviews and look at the Wating on Wednesday posts.

+1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/Sparima/status/91277741680369664
+1 Sidebar: http://fictionkingdom.blogspot.com/

Total points: 3

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Stephanie said...

I find out about new books through book blogs. Thanks for the giveaway!

+1 comment


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heatwave16 said...

I find out about all new books on book blogs. I follow quite a few blogs, and between them all, I get a really great look at everything available: ebook & paper books.

tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/Heatwave316/status/91318859356831744

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donnas said...

I mainly find them online. Blogs and GoodReads.

-comment
-tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/91361096476266497
-blog - http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/2011/07/supernatural-underground-new-release.html

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Becky LeJeune said...

I find out about my books all over the place: online browsing of new releases, authors I love, books the authors I love, love. I also browse bookstores for those stumbled on discoveries.

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obsidiantears83 said...

I usually hear about books to buy at my paranormal romance book club, through twitter or from friends. Other times I just do a search by theme on allromance and read the blurbs to see if there is anything I like.

My email is obsidian tears 83 at gmail dot com

Tracey O'Hara is an FB friend and can verify I posted the link - I have my profile locked down :)

I posted the link of my blog's facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BookBites

And I tweeted http://twitter.com/obsidiantears83/statuses/91680898717728768

So +4 comments :)

Dee Bibb said...

WOW!! Both of these packages are awesome!

I find the books I read by cruising Goodreads, blogs, and friends recommendations.

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Dee_Bibb

FB: http://www.facebook.com/dee.bibb1

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Vanyel Kane said...

Oh those prizes are amazing! I've found my books through various

1) family - my brother got me on to Tolkien

2) friends. Either on facebook, twitter or the paranormal bookclub held at my local favourite store.

3) Websites including Amazon, Blind Eye books, Goodreads, Dreampspinner

4) Browsing the stores, used bookstores and libraries in my area.

I've posted on facebook, goodreads, twitter and here so 4 points for me please. No wait 5, no 60 points please : )

Teresa K. said...

Alot of the books I learn about through Goodreads, Borders, and Barns & Noble, Amazon emails to me about new releases. I also have have to say Avon publishing company and other publishing groups I belong to send emails about there new releases.

I do learn about books through friends once in awhile but mostly through the vices above.

+1 for commenting
+1 for tweeting @nutsaboutquinn
+1 for sharing on facebook
+1 for publicly posting email address

Teresa K.
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Justine R said...

Oh man I really, really, REALLY want to win!!!

Anyway, I find books by any means possible. I check blogs all the time, talk to friends, search through GoodReads, etc.

justine.rychlik(at)gmail(dot)com

S_moore said...

Most of the time, I find new books/authors through Goodreads. Though, I always love browsing through any bookstore.

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