Sunday, January 1, 2012

Leap into Books with TBR

Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for hosting this Leap Into Books blog hop!

TBR is holding a two-part giveaway (with a bonus!)

1. Open to all visitors

A PDF of Going with Gravity, a 2011 EPIC finalist, contemporary romance
Publicist Allison Morris plans her own life – what’s left of it – around the life of her boss Michelle McCarter, the ex-wife of a famous rock star. When Michelle needs emergency public relations patchwork in Hawaii pronto, Allison arranges a flight to the dream destination. At the airport, she meets Wes Hamilton, a six-foot-three sun-bleached blond whose blue eyes and dazzling smile rekindle her fizzled-out sizzle.
A world-renowned surfer, Wes captivates her with his charm and wit, though his easy fame and on-the-edge lifestyle are the polar opposite of her own. When their jet loses its fuselage in mid-air, she takes advantage of what she thinks are her last minutes alive with Wes. The plane lands safely. Wes takes care of her when her carefully constructed life begins to unravel. When Michelle accuses Allison of using Wes to gain fame for herself, Allison’s world falls apart in an explosive confrontation. Wes is waiting with open arms when she has nowhere else to go, but can Allison learn to stop planning and go with gravity?
More info here.

2. Open to U.S. visitors only

Autographed print copy of Surfacing by Cate Masters, a contemporary fantasy romance
AJ Dillon is trouble. The former lead singer of an indie band has no home, no money and no future. His grandfather is the only relative willing to take another chance on him. AJ arrives in Weeki Wachee, Florida, with his guitar, a few clothes and a bad attitude. The only good thing about Weeki Wachee is the ocean -- the one place AJ feels at home.
Grandpa lines up a job for AJ at Weeki Wachee Springs, where beautiful women perform as mermaids. Grandpa says real mermaids exist, but AJ doesn’t believe – until he meets Cassiopeia. She helps his passion for music resurfaces. But greedy Chaz finds out about her, and threatens to kill them if AJ doesn't go along with his plan to make a fortune with a real mermaid show. Can AJ save Cassie, even if it means losing her?

Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
The Warden Morgan has been accused of treason against the Wizards of the White Council–and there’s only one, final punishment for that crime. He’s on the run, wants his name cleared, and needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog. Someone like Harry Dresden.
Now, Harry must uncover a traitor within the Council, keep a less-than-agreeable Morgan under wraps, and avoid coming under scrutiny himself. And a single mistake may cost someone his head–someone like Harry.
More info here.

Today, fantasy romance author Maeve Greyson appears on TBR, with a separate giveaway. Click the header after you enter the above giveaways to take you there. NOTE: If you want to enter Maeve's giveaway, please leave a separate comment on her post.

1. Become a TBR follower on Networked Blogs, Linky or Facebook (through badges at right)
2. Leave a comment on this post indicating whether you live in the continental U.S. or whether you're an international visitor
3. Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact the winners!

I'm also holding a separate giveaway on my blog at - be sure to visit, along with all the other Leap into Books participants! :)

TBR launched on January 2, 2012, and already has a fantastic lineup of authors. I hope you'll bookmark TBR and visit often!
Happy Leap Day!


  1. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a linky follower and live in the continental US.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway! I am a linky follower (Emily AKA Doodle) and I live in the continental US


  3. Thanks for the giveaway.

    NB Anne M.
    US, continental

  4. thanks for the giveaway!
    i follow linky as alicia marie ezell and i live in the continental us

    ame1184 at gmail dot com

  5. US, continental
    GFC- Lisa Richards
    FB- Lisa Ann Richards
    Linky- Lisa Richards

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  6. I follow with Linky followers as Lisa Walker
    I live in the USA
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. sorry. Email is

  8. Following with GFC and Facebook

    CassMartino AT gmail DOT com

    Thanks so much!! I'm in the US!

  9. I follow on FB (Nikki Pedergnana) and am in the US!


    loverofanimals49 at yahoo dot com

  10. FB fan as Katie Amanda

    I live in the US.


    Thanks for offering!

  11. GFC follower: Passionate Bookworm
    I live in the US


    surfacing looks really interesting!

  12. Thanks you so much for the giveaway. I live in the continental U.S..

    Networked Blogs/Linky/Facebook: Tiff Pull
    GFC: tpulliam

  13. Latoya on Linky followers
    GFC Cricket
    I live in the U.S.
    lilcrickit at gmail dot com

  14. I follow via fb as Becca Okaneko and live in the US. sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

  15. Facebook follower - Jeanne Bates Tennant
    I live in the USA.
    Thank you for this giveaway.
    :) Jeanne,

  16. Thanks for participating.

    Facebook and Network B. follower Anne M.

  17. I Live in the US

    GFC Carla C
    email scarlettkitty at hotmail dot com
    facebook Carla Carlson
    network Carla Carlson

  18. I live in USA
    follow via NB (gala ya)
    galyettina at yahoo dot com

  19. I live in the US
    I'm a NB follower - Cindy Macbeth
    Linky follower - Cindy Macbeth
    cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

  20. FB fan!
    GFC - rickimc

  21. Thx for the giveaway op! :) I'm following via GFC/FB/Linky/email

    barbbattaglia @

  22. Thanks for the giveaway

    I live in the US

    gfc Michele Luker

    jmluker at winco dot net

  23. FB- Gaby Paniagua
    Linky- Gaby
    Networked Blogs as Gaby Paniagua
    I live in the US

    gaby891 AT YAHOO DOT COM

  24. I am a Facebook TBR follower: Sarah Walker (sreis1987)

    I live in the continental U.S.

    Email: sreis1987 (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. Thanks for the Giveaway!

  26. Linky follower as Katrina Page. US. Thanks!!
    oneagainst at hotmail dot com

  27. facebook follower - lori beth c....
    I am in the u.s.

    petrellinyc-blog at yahoo dot com

  28. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I am a linky follower (Sherry Strode) and live in the continental US.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  29. I am following you on facebook! I live in the continental US.
    gokarter418 (at) aol (dot) com

  30. I follow through GFC meghan gale and Facebook meghan gale
    I live in Canada :)

  31. I am following on facebook - Kim Reid
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  32. I live in US & following via facebook: Kara DiDomizio

  33. Great giveaway! I live in the USA and follow via GFC: Lauren Mackesy and Facebook: Lauren Terry Mackesy
    lmackesy at gmail dot com

  34. I follow with FB as Lilian Cheng!
    I live in the US.


  35. Following: Linky: BookAttict
    GFC: BookAttict
    Facebook: Elizabeth Kotkiewicz Hyatt

    I live in the U.S.

    elizabeth @ bookattict

  36. THanks for the giveaway! US follower.
    GFC: Gwen LTP

  37. Thank you very much great giveaway!
    I live in the US
    Facebook follower-latisha D

  38. Thanks for the chance to win~Linky follower-Jolene and Family


  39. Great giveaway! I live in the continental US.
    Networked Blogs- Krysta Banco


  40. Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaways! And special thanks to TBR's new followers.

    The winners are....

    Going with Gravity ebook - Methan@OwlReadIt

    Surfacing and Turn Coat - Passionate Bookworm

    Congrats to you both!

    Meghan, I'll email you to see which format you prefer.

    Michelle, I'll email you for your mailing address so I can get your books off to you.

    Thanks again to everyone, and I hope you'll visit TBR often!


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