Saturday, January 25, 2014

Surviving the Cold!


Congratulations to Mary of Wisconsin for winning this month's contest! Thank you all for leaving comments. I really enjoy reading them!  Stay safe and warm (or cool for those Down Under or in the tropics).  Please come back next month when I return to give away more books!

Here in Texas, we're huddling inside our houses because of the cold weather (yes, we consider anything below 40 degrees cold).  I know many of you are dealing with much, much colder temperatures, as well as ice and snow.  I hope you all stay warm and safe!  And while you're stuck indoors, what's the best way to pass the time?  A good book!!  And a hot book will really warm you up!

So I have two hot books to give away today.  One is The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo.  What's hotter than a vampire with a tattoo?  A vampire with a tattoo, wearing a kilt! And the second prize is a hot New Adult book by the fabulous Sophie Jordan, titled Foreplay. Prepare yourself for some scorching hot scenes! To enter, just leave a comment telling me what the weather is like where you live. International entries are welcome.  One winner will
be chosen at random and receive both books.  If you enter, please check back in a day or two to see if you've won.  If I have no email address for you, I will announce your win at the top of this blog post. Good luck and keep warm!

126 comments:

Kelsey Obrigewitsch said...

Klayneobs@yahoo.com
Love ur books :)- Kelsey

Kelsey Obrigewitsch said...

Klayneobs@yahoo.com
Love ur books :)- Kelsey

Debbie Alverson said...

Love the love at Stake series. Running about 20 here in S. Carolina at night. For us that is BRRRRR.

Dzintra Sullivan said...

What's the weather like? .. Hot hot hot.. it's the Aussie way... Long sunny days... Cold beer... And a damn good vampire novel from Kerrelyn Sparks... Nothing better... :)

Debbie Alverson said...

Love the love at Stake series. Running about 20 here in S. Carolina at night. For us that is BRRRRR.

Angels Cove said...

love kerrelyn sparks love finding new reeads and authors and hi to eveyrone angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

Kylie Blair said...

It's 20° in Ky and to cold for me.. I just wrap in snuggie and read.. I love your books and I'm glad my mom got me reading them... We had our own little book club. Miss her everyday...

Kylie Blair said...

It's 20° in Ky and to cold for me.. I just wrap in snuggie and read.. I love your books and I'm glad my mom got me reading them... We had our own little book club. Miss her everyday...

Natasha Kaja said...

Its 10 here in Arkansas but that's ok since it will probably be 50 tomorrow!!!

Kay Salbador said...

It's about 27 here in Gonzales, Louisiana. I was hoping it would snow...but we didn't. We did get some pretty little icicles. :)

Christy Bedsole said...

It's 18° here in Alabama. It's been unusually cold here lately.

tazmother said...

We are getting some sleet here of all places Florida

Onix Martinez said...

I'm in IL it's about 30 right now and snowing but feels like 2 and tomorrow(Sunday) 27 but will feel like -7 and officially be in the negatives by Mon and on. Oh Joy!!!! RiotGrl1981@aol.com

lolita nettles said...

I love the Love t Stake series! Would be awesome to be chosen! Especially while being bored on bed rest.

Fluser said...

Hey all,
I am in Adelaide with a cozy 23 degree C. We had a high of 29 degree C today but now the sun has set and it is past 8 pm. We expect 35 C tomorrow, 39 C the next day and (omg) 43 degree C on tuesday. Aaaarrrggghh.

In Fahrenheit that is 73.1, 84.2, 95, 102.2 and 109.4!!!

Fluser2010@hotmail.com

Enjoy the snow and cool, guys ;)

cinful1121 said...

It's in the low teens here in North Carolina with a chill to the bone bitter wind. I love Kerrelyn Sparks she is fabulous! Sophie Jordan is a new to me author but great cover and would be very interested I'm reading her work.

Sullivan McPig said...

For the first time this winter it's actually cold. Now I'm hoping there will be snow.

sullivanmcpig(at)gmail(dot)com

Wanda Burke said...

The weather is freezing -10 Celsius but at least the sun is shing here in Cape Breton, Canada...and the ground is white. Need something steamy to heat things up around here

Catherine S said...

It's in the single digits here in Kentucky! Stay warm.I love your books. ..especially Angus and Emma!
dogma_7_@hotmail.com

SandyG265 said...

It's 19 and supposed to snow later in NJ

Mary Helen said...

I'm in Maryland and right now the wind chills are between -5 and -15, with snow showers.

crimsonfrosst said...

i'ts 21 here in NJ

Filia Oktarina said...

Tropis on Indonesia, a few days was hot!! I wanna rain!!
filiafantasy at gmail dot com

Texas Book Lover said...

I'm in Texas too and we are in the 40's which is an improvement over the 20's and 30's from the past couple of days.

Thanks so much!
mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

Mary Quast said...

I'm in Michigan. We had a little heatwave. Temp is 22 but going down and will be 8 by dinner time. We'll be in the single digits all week. I could really use a hot book to keep me warm!

Lori Meyer said...

In Pennsylvania it's freezing and snowy. We get excited when the temp reaches 20 lol! We never used to get this kind of weather, yuck!

Joanie Watson Dixon said...

hi hon, I love all your 'Love at Stake' books am waiting for your next one and have it pre-ordered for my Kindle. Hope this is the place to enter your contest. Will be awaiting any news if I win or if I don't will sign up again for next give away.
my email addy to send to is this one:
johns_thirdchild@yahoo.com
that way I can download it to my Kindle if I do win.
Joanie Watson Dixon

Constance Moore said...

Here in sunny Las Vegas we have been running around 10 degrees above average all winter with one week that was cold. I'm afraid that the summer is going to be too hot to stand.

hannahdabink said...

I'm in Texas also and I am loving this weather. I really belong up north I love the cold weather so much.

hondapearl@aim.com

Marcia Woodell said...

We are having snow again after having snow 2 days ago. Really cold and windy. My fingers froze & hurt just taking the shopping cart to my car yesterday in about a minute.

tracy tiernan said...

Live in NJ and it is FREEZING. High of 20, low of 2! Brrrr...
Also, having trouble posting, so if this goes on more than once, please forgive me!

Barbara E. said...

I live in Central Florida and everyone digs out the heavy jackets and sweaters when the weather hits the 50's. Today it's 68 and sunny, so I certainly can't complain.

Alicia said...

Aliciaddenise@Yahoo.com

Its below zero last night it snowed about 2 inches. Now the wind is whipping like you wouldn't believe. It sucks. Lol

Patricia Lynne said...

I would kill for temps in the teens right now. (Okay, maybe not kill but it would feel like a heat wave. No joke.) The weather has been below zero with windchills that make it colder. Last night, we got nine inches of snow! More is coming. Can I please come visit you in Texas, Kerrelyn?

Cylver said...

I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it's actually warm and sunny here today, around 70! Problem is, we're hurting for rain. It hasn't been this dry in years, and they've begun placing restrictions on water usage.

susan60625 said...

It's 13 degrees Fahrenheit here in Chicago and heading down! But that's good compared to what we are expecting on Monday -- highs of -2!

Jenny Mae Talaver said...

Thank you for writing a good series of paranormal romance novels that I greatly enjoyed, Miss Kerrelyn Sparks.

Lovely tropical heat in the Philippines! :)

Amanda Holm said...

Sophie Jordan and Kerrelyn Sparks a contest to good to be true :)

Marci Kyle said...

love Ms. Sparks novel. Obsessed would be putting it lightly.

Kim said...

It's low 30s and gray, gray, gray.....I hate the gray of winters where everything looks dead. I'm huddled inside with a glass of wine, my knitting, and a snuggly dog who is cold too.

meleaster said...

We have crazy weather in the south. Yesterday I woke up to 4 degrees outside and today it hit 60 degrees. The weather has been up and down. But, hey we are in the southern states. I hate frozen water lines first time for everything though. You learn.p

Michelle H. said...

Today, the weather was perfect in Converse, TX. Perfect! Blue skies and temps in the 60s. A nice change from the frozen rain and temps in the 30s yesterday.

Sharon A said...

Would love to win! Love your books KS!!

luviegurl920 said...

Love your series!!! can't wait for the next one to be out!!! currently having some wonderful sunny california weather!!! ^^

luviegurl920@hotmail.com

sin said...

right now it is 50 but cool out. Going to be in the low 30's later tonight. High will be in the 30's most of this week.

Love your books and thank you for a chance to win

Nancy G said...

Love the books. The weather in St. Louis has been a roller coaster ride...we went from low thirties, to sub zero with lots of snow, back up to the low fifties, then right back down to single digits and right now it is in the upper twenties and light snow. Fifties predicted for tomorrow, and single digits for Monday.

Sheila Saint said...

Love your books, keep em coming!

mmpotter said...

jjm83c@comcast.net
It's cold! going to be below 0 every day this week! michelle in new england

Angela Hammers said...

It has actually warmed up a little in Southern Indiana...it's a whopping 30 degrees this evening.

Vettech said...

The Love at Stake book series is one of my all time favorites.
It's brrr cold here in south central PA...snow squalls!!

Sara Materne said...

Mattresses@aol.com

Its cold and very windy out. Staying indoors and reading to keep warm.

Sara Materne said...

Mattresses@aol.com

Its cold and very windy out. Staying indoors and reading to keep warm.

Patti Johnson said...

Love your books!

Gwen said...

Cold and windy, lows in the 20's , winds 10-15 mph.

annalisa said...

Right now in Cincinnati it's 19 degrees, and it's supposed to get down to 4 degrees tonight. I'm ready for all the snow to go away! :)

TOPSAIL246(at)aol(dot)com

Erica Morgan said...

I love your books so much Mrs. Sparks!! And it's cold here in VA too. We finally got some real snow last week. We sometimes get flurries, but this time we got real snow and it actually stuck, and is still here lol. Unfortunately, a lot of people I know are getting sick. Yesterday my apartment complex was informed that the property manager passed away from complications due to pneumonia. He was very young, late 20s I believe. It is very sad. He was an excellent manager and super nice guy. Well, I hope everyone has a great evening & stay safe and warm! :)

Sendy Kev said...

We're still getting over a snowstorm that hit earlier this week. The winds are high and the temperature's plummeting to the single digit. Cold does not make me happy. But steamy books do! :-D

Sendy Kev said...

We're still getting over a snowstorm that hit earlier this week. The winds are high and the temperature's plummeting to the single digit. Cold does not make me happy. But steamy books do! :-D

Misty Gee said...

I love your books. Its in the 30s and cold. Mstygee@yahoo.com.

Misty Gee said...

I love your books. Its in the 30s and cold. Mstygee@yahoo.com.

elizabethqe3 said...

We just had a winter sleet down deep in south Mississippi and glad it is over. But with the cold it just means hot chocolate is a must! Stay warm and keep up the great work!!

Angie Turner said...

I LOVE your books!! It's 30 and I'm ready for some warmer weather! Thanks!

Deborah Allen said...

The weather is freezing cold here in Md. its in the single digits and we are expecting more snow. I can't wait to read The Vampire With The Dragon Tattoo!!
Deborah

sylvette rodriguez said...

I've been trying to collect all the love at stake series just need the first ones. Well I love in so cal so weather feels like it's almost summer. Sylviette-13@hotmail.com

swisecarver2836 said...

I love all ur books I have read all of them and can't wait to read more current weather in Ohio is like 10 with wind chill of -3 and Monday supposed to b 0 with -12 wind chill. I so can't wait spring. It can't come fast enough

Mustang Mama said...

Ms.Sparks,
First off, I love your books, they allow me to push the pain I live with daily to the back of my mind while being deep in your storylines.
As for the weather, I life in Western Washington and for the last several days it's been foggy, drizzly and cold. My wonderful husband keeps us and our greyhounds warm with a fire in our woodstove. Sigh.

Brigitte Thomas said...

Cold and snowy. :)

Britta said...

In Massachusetts, it's snowing ... again ... and FRIGID!!

Wendy Norris Roberts said...

Currently it is 6:57pm and it is 28 degrees F here in Cranbrook British Columbia Canada. We just got in from hanging out around a bonfire at a friend's place.

Pat Cochran said...

Kerrelyn, I'm right here in Hou-
ston, been here for 77 years!
Temps were freezing, in the high 20s on Thursday/Friday.
41 degrees and partly cloudy now. It will be 69/70 degrees
tomorrow & freezing temps will
be back on Tuesday/Wednesday
mornings. I don't like cold
weather or hot weather. I like
moderation in all things! LOL.

Pat Cochran
p-cochran@juno.com

Kiran Heer said...
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Jen Drennen said...
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Jen Drennen said...

My favorite series of all!

CrystalGB said...

Cold and snow in Kentucky

rikaashton said...

Barely any snow! :(

I'm so jealous of all the places that got a decent snowfall. We had one pathetic week and it melted away.

Rika Ashton
rika-ashton@hotmail.com

Michele H said...

Snow/Sleet/Rain in Maine tonight and we're headed back into the single digits & below zero this coming week. SO looking forward to Spring and mud season! lol

Debby said...

It is snowing. Tomorrow the temperature is to drop into single digits. Love your books!!
debby236 at gmail dot com

Trena Kelley said...

even though it has been cold outside, i have been reading a lot of books. i loved reading vampire with the dragon tattoo. i had so much fun with dougal and leah's courtship. i thought it was funny with her memory and her reaction to his "sleep".

Toofunny said...

Love all your books.
Try not to miss any of them.
Have been reading you for many years.
Thanks for the many many hours of enjoyment!

Brandy Daugherty said...

It's 9 degrees here in western pa and all u have been doing us trying to keep warm and reading books done 5 in the past 4 days!

Denise Elrod said...

I'm in Georgia. It is not supposed to be so cold I need multiple layer of clothing. Out blooming water froze last night!!! It's just wrong!! I am dreaming of a nice warm beach (cabana boy optional)!!

lavendersbluegreen said...

to quote A. A. Milne:

“It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily.

“So it is.”

“And freezing.”

“Is it?”

“Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little, “we haven’t had an earthquake lately.”

- lavendersbluegreen(at)yahoo(dot)com

catslady said...

Very cold and snow in PA - with wind chill it's 20 below. Maybe 5 to 6 inches but more to come.

kaisquared said...

Same forecast different day here in WI, which is living up to the nickname "Frozen Tundra". The highs for the rest of this weekend, until Wednesday, are all below zero, with wind chills down to -35 and, oh joy, more snow. But at least we have moisture.... I feel so bad for the West Coast and their drought. Thank you for your books, reading them keeps me warm!

emmasmom AT wi DOT rr DOT com

Elaine Cherry said...

It was a warm,sunny day in north central Texas with temps in the 60's. Colder weather is coming on Monday.

Teresa K. said...

It's been in the teens here the last week. However today it got up to 36. That's a heatwave for us North Carolinian's after the past few days. We have another week of this. Brrrrrrrrrrr. Thank you Kerrelyn for the nice contest.

tcwgrlup41(at)yahoo dot com

Llama said...

Warm in Oklahoma today but the cold is returning!

Barbara said...

It's a balmy 8 degrees here in Chicago. barbgco8@gmail.com
Love your books!!

Yolaine Clark said...

New York is snowey and cold. Reading one of your books to keep warm.

Yolaine Clark said...

New York is snowey and cold. Reading one of your books to keep warm.

VanillaOrchids said...

It was snowing most of the day. Currently 14°F.

Pam
vanillaorchids69(at)gmail(dot)com

LindaM said...

Here in Perth, Western Australia. About 1.30 pm and as it is summer we have 29°C but feels much hotter. Quite humid. Top temp predicted as 31°C.

LindaM said...

Here in Perth, Western Australia. About 1.30 pm and as it is summer we have 29°C but feels much hotter. Quite humid. Top temp predicted as 31°C.

Ronda Gilbert said...

Nice here last few days. High 40's and sunny. Too dry though. Going to be a big problem come summer. Love your books though

jmurray1567 said...

In Fort Pierce Florida, it's crazy weather. Yesterday it was 37 and today it was 77 Hott, I'm sure tomorrow will be Cold again.....see? Crazy....

Linda Rorex said...

It is nice out here in sunny California!

Tamye Whitener said...

I have read as many of the Love at Stake books as I could find. I adore the series. Sophie Jordon is a new author to me, which is great, as I love finding new authors.
It is finally warmed up a bit to a nice 57 degrees 1:07 am in Citrus County, Florida on the Gulf Coast. Warm to the rest of you, but it has been freezing at night and killing my greatfruit and oranges. :( But it is warming up. Hope it stays that way. I am a warm weather person.

jmcgaugh said...

It was warmer here today (in the 40's), but it was so windy that it still felt pretty cold.
jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

Carol L. said...

It's about 15 here in Jersey. The light dusting of snow we were expecting yesterday ended up starting about 11 am and continued till about 6 pm with another snow storm predicted on Monday. So relaxing with a good read is the perfect solution. Thanks for the chance.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Jo said...

It's windy and raining yet again here in Yorkshire with snow forecast for later. Curl up with a book day :-)

Tracey Q said...

I remember the days of thinking 40 was cold. Now I live farther north and love the cold weather. It is a good excuse to curl up with a good book.

Phyllis Hebert said...

I live in Kaplan, Louisiana and we just went though a ice spell that closed down schools and roads and was 26 degrees.. Thats cold for us!! Everything is melted and back to normal but will happen again Wed. Thank God for your books to get me though my days off!! LOVE LOVE your books!!

Shari C said...

Since I too am in Texas, 34 at night and around 40 during the day is cold for here. I was living in Minnesota and am so happy not to be there at this time when I see on the news how terribly cold and snowy it is this season...I guess 40 should seem good, but I still dress nice and warm...and yes, I quite often drink a cup of hot chocolate and relax on the sofa with a good book. Love it! Thank you for all the great stories I have enjoyed of yours and looking forward to new ones in the future.

Marie said...
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Marie said...

Cold and Cloudy with a chance of rain here in Belgium! No snow yet though... the way it seems to be going now we'll either have no snow at all or it'll snow in April xD Feels like Autumn!

linda said...

Cool, more books to read!

NoraA said...

At the moment it's 19 degrees here in sunny (for now)Brooklyn. Yesterday it was even colder and last evening we picked up maybe an inch more of light snow.

While I refuse to ever step foot back in the state of Florida I would love to live where it's a bit warmer during the winter months. I'm getting too damned old to have to shovel my car out.

I would love to win the Dragon Tattoo book. I've read it and would love to own it.

Anca B. said...

Its below zero,it snowed a lot and we are under red alert here in Romania.
yuly_anca@yahoo.com

Wanda Craighead said...

Well here in southern Louisiana it is about 50 degrees. Lovely since we actually had some snow 2 days ago.

Liz Woods said...

Baby it's cold out there lol

wanda f said...

Thank you for the chance to win I love your books .Hope you are having an awesome weekend .
flanagan@mebtel.net

Linda Terrutty said...

I love your books and have quite a few of them, but not all.

Samantha Davenriner said...

Absolutely love the Love at Stakes books and finding new and exciting authors to read. Trying to stay as warm as possible in cold and snowy Indiana, highs have only been in the teens to twenties, very cold here. Brrrrr

Ashley Demagajes said...

I came from the tropics and have only been in Vancouver for 6 months. I'm still adjusting to the cold. 40 degrees, people here wear thin jackets, but I'm all bundled up! Can't wait for summer...

KrystineM said...

today it is 32 degrees. But tomorrow will be 33 below zero. It's up and down.

Debbie said...

Love....love...your books! Would love to win a signed book too. Thanks for the chance!
sarce3us@yahoo.com

Rini K said...

Sunny with forecast of snow. Love your books! Thank you for the giveaway!

rinib2 (at) yahoo dot com

amulet-angel said...

Here in Hungary it's snowing.It's the first snow in this winter.

inci881125@citromail.hu

Cecilia Jauregui said...

I love your books of your imagination,passion,romance,humor and creative way of how your characters. scjauregui767@yahoo.com

Misty Gee said...

I love your books. Its in the 30s and cold. Mstygee@yahoo.com.

Misty Gee said...

I love your books. Its in the 30s and cold. Mstygee@yahoo.com.

Norma said...

I too love your books. Cold 1-2 inches of snow expected tonight High's in the single digits for most of the week.

Chenoa Carson said...

LOVE THE BOOKS!!!! I can always count on Kerrilyn Sparks books for a great read!! Keep 'em comimg. :)

Eva Millien said...

I live in south Louisiana, most of the time it's pretty hot but right now we are having some very cold days with lots of precipitation, sleet, a few snow flurries, rain, misty rain, needless to say the ground is pure slush. Don't mind the cold but it if it has to be wet can't I get some snow? Thanks for sharing the giveaway. I love vampires in kilts. evamillien at gmail dot com

Peggye said...

I don't think it got above 24 degrees in Denver. I stayed home wrapped up in a blanket, workin from home.

Kathie Banks said...

I luv Kerrelyn Sparks! I've yet to read anything by Sophie Jordan - am looking forward to having a chance. Need some new reads to get me thru this cold (again) weather here in TX!