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Friday, August 21, 2009

Random Musing from a Random Muser (and contests)

Random Musing

I'm thinking expanding my flash fiction from the Dames' contest, considering, playing with ideas, but I'm not sure about it yet. I'm thinking Demons and Angels, fallen angels to demons.....maybe.....thinking.....

I so happy for all the bloggers out there that were nominated for BBAW awards. Congrats and Good Luck!!!

Leontine has been having a Karen Marie Moning review week, KMM's Highlander Series. My favorite of course is Dark Highlander. I'm also partial the Kiss of the Highlander. The twins, Drustin and Daegus, are too sweet for words. And boy, howdy, do they know how to treat the ladies.

Thanks for so much to Teddyree at The Eclectic Reader for my newest award. The Bingo Award for 'g' for gorgeous blog. Thanks Teddyree!

The rules:

This award was started by Bookin With BINGO and here are the rules:

This "B-I-N-G-O" BEAUTIFUL BLOG AWARD means that this blog is...

B: Beautiful - Lea @ closetwriter & Blanche @ There's No Such Thing As Too Many Books & Sophie/Charlotte @ Scribe's Scroll
I: Informative - Doug @ SciFiGuy & Anna @ Anna's Book Blog & Leontine @ Leontine's Book Realm
N: Neighborly - Cecile @ All I Want and More & Chris @ Stumbling Over Chaos (& Mayhem) & Blodeuedd @ Book Girl of Mur-y-castell
G: Gorgeous - Amy @ Romance Book Wyrm & VFG @ Lovin' Me Some Romance & Barbara @ Happily Forever After
O: Outstanding - Ms. Moonlight @ Moonlight to Twilight & EH @ Erotic Horizon & Hawk @ Houston A. W. Knight

Thanks to everyone for making my blogging experience great!!!

If you want to catch up on some 'hot' reads, you might want to check out Erotic Horizon's blog. Check out her interview with Jenna and Bryce from Hot in Here by Sophie Renwick. It's priceless! EH does the best reviews of some of the hottest read in the blogosphere. Go check out this fun site.

Contests from another the blogosphere.

Lea, Barbara, Chris, Amy are all out in force promoting 'The Great Western Drive' and who doesn't love a good western. So, pony on up, and check out this great contest!

From Lea's blog:

Kristie from Ramblings on Romance Etcetera, Etcetera; Sybil from the Good, the Bad the Unread, and Wendy of The Misadventures of Super Librarian have banded together in a very worthy cause this week to promote Westerns called "The Great Western Drive".

It seems Westerns have waned in popularity in recent years and these lovely ladies are putting forth a concerted effort to bring attention to this situation and promote said sub-genre. After all "Cowboys Need Love Too"..

Cowboys do need love and it's been a long time since I've read one, I think it's high time that I give one a try.

Now, it's Wendy at The Misadventures of Super Librarian who's hosting the contest for four copies of A Reason to Live by Maureen McKade. Here's the information directly from Wendy's blog: {click on Wendy's name to enter}

Contest Alert!

Because she is the coolest, smartest, most awesome duck in the pond, Sybil landed four copies of A Reason To Live by Maureen McKade on a recent shopping excursion. Better still? She's giving me all four copies to give away on my blog! I will draw four winners from random commenters on any of my recommendation posts. (The one you just read, Tuesdays or Wednesdays). Winners will be announced Wednesday, August 26 (contest is open to non-US readers as well).

Go to Wendy's site to enter!

Doug at SciFiGuy is giving away Bleak History by John Shirley (there's several contest for this book around the blogosphere)

Roxanne from Fang-tastic Books has created a book trailer for Mr. Darcy, Vampyre.

Roxanne is also having a free book friday contest. It's for Child of the South by Joannna Catherine Scott.

From the Back Cover:

Joanna Catherine Scott
author of the acclaimed Civil War
novel The Road from Chapel Hill, returns with a gripping
tale in which loyalty, duty, and love collide in a devastated
South---where the war is over but conflict lives on.

Eugenia Mae Spotswood endured years of hardship and toil during the Civil War. Now she has returned to Wilmington to find out who her mother is---the white woman she called Mama or her father’s slave. Her search falters when the ongoing forces of racism and hatred almost break her spirit...until she is befriended by Abraham Galloway, the most powerful Negro leader in the North Carolina Senate.

Also driven forward by the tides of peace are the strong-minded ex-slave Tom and his former enemy and captor, Clyde Bricket. Tom spent the last years of the war working for the Union as a spy. Clyde, crippled from battle wounds, watches as his family farm slowly dies. Only when they work together do they discover that something good can be made of the chaos around them.
But as these four struggle to create a greater future. others struggle to bring them to destruction...

If the Civil War is your cup of tea, go check Roxanne's blog out.

This is also your last chance to get into the drawing for Sophie Renwick's contest for an ARC of Highlander's Christmas.

and check her new book, Velvet Haven, Book One of Immortals of Annwyn Series, available March 2010 from NAL, a paranormal hot romance.

From the Cover: Hidden from mortals for all eternity, Annwyn, the Otherworld, is home to shapeshifters, wraiths and dragons. But in a nightclub called Velvet Haven, desire brings humans and immortals together…

Built atop the mystic passageway to Annwyn, the gothic nightclub Velvet Haven has seen its share of lost souls—both mortal and immortal. It is here that Bran, the shapeshifter king of the Sidhe, searches for his brother, who is ensnared by a centuries-old curse. When a vision foretells his own death, he knows his time to find Carden is running out.

For help he must turn to Mairi, a mortal woman with an unusual aura. Bran has never liked humans, other than using their sexual pleasure to restore his magic energy. But with Mairi everything is different. Her lush curves and teasing caresses enflame him like no Sidhe has ever done. He has no idea that the woman he’s falling for holds the key to his destruction – or his salvation.

To read an excerpt, click here.

Amy at Romance Book Wyrm is having a contest for G.A. Aiken's Dragon Actually (Amy's throwing in this copy) and What A Dragon Should Know (copy provided by the fabulous Ms. Aiken). Hurry over and enter this great contest! A great fantasy read! Contest ends 8-24-09.

Here's a peek at some fabulous fantasy art from Amy's blog! It's beautiful!

Ms. Moonlight is having a guest post and contest today too with Enid Wilson! Click here to check it out. Here's whats up for grabs. Contest ends 8-31-09.

One of my favorite authors, Jocelynn Drake, is having a couple of contests, she's giving away a copy of Rachel Vincent's Prey. She's also having a flash contest for Unbound, as well as Nightwalker and Dayhunter. All fantastic reads each and every one; really get thee over to her site! Ends this weekend, hurry to enter!

Remember to check under my banner and on the right sidebar for other contests. There are so many going on around the blogosphere. Dark Hunger, Dark Time....and so many more!

I think that's everything I have for today my lovelies! Everyone have a wonderful weekend and a happy Friday in case you're not around this way for the weekend!!!



Chris said...

Yowzers! Whole lotta contests going on.

Mmmm... love the cover for Velvet Haven...

Anonymous said...

Great post Dottie!! That's a lot of great contests and info!

Have a great weekend :)

VampFanGirl said...

Wow, there is a lot of good stuff going on. Thanks for the heads up!

Have a great weekend!!

;) VFG

Teddyree said...

What a fantastic 'newsy' post Dottie. Congrats to all your nominees for Bingo's award and thanks for the heads up on all the great contests and the other info

Leontine said...

Wow, Dottie, you're on fire girl! Congratz on the award, thanks for the shout out about my love for KMM and what an info on contest and books!

Kudos (((hugs)))

Blodeuedd said...

Amazing post Dottie :D You sure know what is going on in blogland, and oh how did I missed Sophies contest

Congrats on the Bingo award!

Lea said...


Thank you for the award!

You ROCK girl! And thank you for promoting the Great Western Drive for Kristie, Wendy and Sybil.

You know, it's folks like you who keep me blogging.


My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Chris!

Always room for contests!

It is a lovely cover for Velvet Haven, I can't wait to read either!

Remember to pick up your Bingo Award.

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Barbara!

Did you pick up your Bingo Award?

I stop by and leave you a comment.

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...


Hope you have a great weekend!

And remember to pick up your Bingo Award.

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Teddyree!

Thanks for awarding me the Bingo Award, I had fun playing with it.

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Blodeuedd!

Lots of contests!

I hope you picked up your Bingo Award! (I noticed the color of your name was hard to see, so I made it a different color, sorry)

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Lea!

Thanks and enjoy your Bingo Award!

You too help keep me blogging, sometimes I just want to quit, but blogger buddies like you make me want to keep trying to make my blog sweet and a fun place to visit.

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Leontine!

I love KMM, it was KMM and Kim Harrison that really drew to paranormal, along with my ever present love for fantasy.

I left you a Bingo Award too, but like Blodeuedd's name, it was hard to read, I made it brighter, so sorry. I should have check after publishing!

Dottie :)

Mandi said...

Thanks for all the info! Hope you have a nice weekend:)

Blodeuedd said...

Oh I missed it, oops. Yes it maay have been the color, and I thought I looked so carefully at all the names.
But now I know and thank you :D
Such a sweet award and I love my letter

Cecile said...

OH WOW... so much is going on!!! Thanks for allll the great heads up Dottie!!! You are the best!!!

Congrats on your award as well!!! Your place is very beautiful and you I absoluetly adore coming here!!!
Thanks for everything honey!!! I hope you have a great weekend. Now I will take the award over to my place and see what I can do with it!!

Amy C said...

Thank you, Dottie!! For the mention of my contest and the award! That BINGO one is wonderful!

You are wonderful! Thank you :D.


Anonymous said...

BTW, just so you know, I just re-read this post. I totally missed my name above, lol. I'm the worst. Thank you so much, hon!!!! I was so busy reading the giveaways, and of course Velvet Haven's cover always throws me for a loop ;)

((((big hugs)))

Chris said...

D'oh - how did I totally miss seeing that award from you?! I have only the distracting cover of Velvet Haven as my excuse....

Thank you so much!

Anna said...

Thanks Dottie!!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Mandi!

Hope enter some of the contests going on around the blogosphere.

I hope you're weekend was great!

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi B!

I originally had it almost the same color as the background, my fault. I didn't check to see if all the names could be read, sorry!

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Cecile!

Your welcome and I hope the rest of your weekend was fantastic!

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Amy!

No problem, enjoy your award!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Barbara!

No problem sweetie!

Velvet Haven is a great cover, no argument from me.

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Chris!

I put lots of blogs on the award, easy to miss.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Anna!

Your welcome!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Dottie :)

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