Valentines Week Mega Giveaway

Valentines Day is just round the corner, and the best way to celebrate it for us book lovers is to curl up with a good romance book. So, as part of the celebrations, I am doing a mega Giveaway with NINE (09) authors and over FORTY (40) books to be won.

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How to enter

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment with an email ID and the book you’d like to win. You can choose more than one book, so ask away!

In the comment, also state what you like about any one of the book blurbs below. 

You may or may not be able to get the book of your choice. So please list atleast 3 choices in descending order of preference. I will assume you are fine with any book if you do not do this.

The Rules

  1. Giveaway is open internationally.
  2. Entries will be open till February 19, 2012 or, the end of the Valentine Week.
  3. I will notify the authors of the winners, and will pass your email address to them. The authors will contact the winners.
  4. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that you receive your book. If you do not receive your book in 15 days, please let me know.
  5. You may or may not be able to get the book of your choice. Please list atleast 3 choices in descending order of preference. I will assume you are fine with any book if you do not do this.
  6. My decision of the winner will be final, I will use a publicly available random number generator to pick the winner.


You can click on the covers to find out more about the book!





Deadly Obsession by Kristine Cayne

3 (Three) ebooks
When an Oscar-winning movie star meets a department-store photographer Movie star Nic Lamoureux appears to have a playboy’s perfect life. But it’s a part he plays, an act designed to conceal a dark secret he carries on his shoulders. His empty days and nights are a meaningless blur until he meets the woman who fulfills all his dreams. She and her son are the family he’s always wanted—if she can forgive a horrible mistake from his past.
A Hollywood dream
Lauren James, a widowed single mother, earns barely enough money to support herself and her son. When she wins a photography contest and meets Nic, the man who stars in all her fantasies, her dreams, both professional and personal, are on the verge of becoming real. The attraction between Lauren and Nic is instant—and mutual. Their chemistry burns out of control during a photo shoot that could put Lauren on the fast track to a lucrative career.
Becomes a Hollywood nightmare
But an ill-advised kiss makes front-page news, and the lurid headlines threaten everything Nic and Lauren have hoped for. Before they know what’s happening, their relationship is further rocked by an obsessed and cunning stalker who’ll stop at nothing—not even murder—to have Nic to herself. When Nic falls for Lauren, the stalker zeroes in on her as the competition.
And the competition must be eliminated.

Calico by Allison Bruning

1 (One) ebook
A man whose heart appears pure shall deceive you. The power he holds over you leads you to evil. You shall denounce the ways of Our Grandmother. Another man comes, whose pure heart beats for you alone, and who has a pure spirit devoted to Our Grandmother. He shall defeat the evil and sets you free.”
A prophecy has been cast against her. In a harsh world deep within the western frontier of Ohio and Kentucky, Calico Marie Turner must learn to survive among the Shawnee and the trust the one man who hates her the most, Chief Little Owl Quick as the Wind.

Wilderness Heart by Jacqueline Hopkins

5 (Five) ebooks
Lyn Taylor loves her job as an Idaho wilderness hunting guide, but her world is complicated. It is a man’s job in a man’s world where she must constantly prove she is very capable and qualified to guide men on their hunts. On top of her father barely engaging in life since the death of Lyn’s mother, Lyn has second thoughts about marrying and having a man in her life.

But that was before she met Nic Randall, a lumber man, who comes from Montana to find timber to be bid on and milled. He is convinced she can’t handle the job as their guide because she is a woman and she is, of course, insulted. Nevertheless, neither has much choice and are forced to spend day and night together for the seven day hunt. Lyn is not happy — just how much is a confident, independent woman supposed to put up with?

Everything You Are by LB Clark

5 (Five) ebooks
When Elizabeth Morgan and London Dahlbeck met, they felt an instant attraction. Despite swearing off romance, they inspired one another to try and love again. But love’s a hard game to play.

Between playing in a travelling band, learning to control his newly re-emerging psychic powers, and seeking the truth behind a vision sent to him by a fellow Practitioner, London has little time for romance. And while London’s busy being fabulous, Elizabeth’s singing the hometown blues.  She’s left behind everything she knows – her friends, her apartment, her school, and her therapist – to take a job in a new city.

Faced with a string of lonely nights and the unexpected attentions of a living cliché – Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome – Elizabeth starts to wonder: is love really all you need, or are there times when love just isn’t enough?

Counterfeit Love by Elysa Hendricks

5 (Five) ebooks
Ten years ago, in a failed attempt to save his marriage, Jared Blake left his hometown.  Now he’s widowed, back in town to raise his young daughter and return to his true calling – teaching.  The last thing he needs or wants is his attraction to his student – high school senior, Maggie McCade.

Maggie McCade is in high school hell.  To ferret out a computer hacker and further her dream of starting a security firm, 29-year-old Maggie goes undercover as a student.  The last thing she needs or wants is to fall in love with her prime suspect – her teacher, Jared Blake.

Shattered Ashen Heart & The Hunter and the Elf Queen by Kender MacGowan

10 (Ten) ebook sets
Shattered Ashen Heart by Kender MacGowan: Shattered Ashen Heart is poetry grown in the ashes of a shattered heart and the redemption it found with new love. The Hunter and the Elf Queen by Kender MacGowan is a poetic saga of love found and lost. You can win a set of both books!

Rook: Allie’s War, Book One by JC Andrijeski

10 (Ten) ebooks
Allie’s got enough problems, after losing her boyfriend, getting arrested…oh, and finding out she’s not human. The last thing she needs is this ex-Nazi, 100-year-old male seer with intimacy issues who bosses her around and seems to think it’s his job to keep her alive, no matter what the cost. He tells her she’s The Bridge, a quasi-mythological being meant to save the seer race from slavery under the humans. Allie ends up on the run with him, being chased and attacked by others of their kind even as the human race, which she still thinks of as “her” people, labels her an international terrorist. In this alternate version of modern-day Earth, Allie has to learn to trust a man she has no reason to trust just to stay alive, but in the end it’s not clear which of them needs the other more.

The Royal Sheikh by Katheryn Lane

2 (Two) ebooks
Clare McKay is a dedicated architect with  no time for womanising men. That is, until she accidentally meets Sheikh Rafiq  Al Kahil, an Arabian prince, known in the international press as the Playboy  Prince. Clare is intent on not falling for his seductive charm, but when he asks  her to design a mansion, he presents her with an offer that she can’t refuse.  Once she finds herself alone with him in the Arabian desert, how long will she  be able to hold out against his advances? And will he be able to cast aside his  womanising past for her, as well as a secret engagement to an Arabian Princess?

Catch a Shooting Star and Enchanted Heart by Brianna Lee McKinzie


1 (One) ebook each
Enchanted Heart: Plagued by miscarriages and widowed during the Civil War, Marty Ingram promised herself never to love again. She kept true to that vow until handsome wagon master Caid McAllister swept her away when he rescued her from a churning Texas river. Would her Enchanted Heart find everlasting love or would Fate break it yet again?

Catch a Shooting Star: Tortured, beaten and then left to die in the barren Mexican desert, Savannah Star overcame her misery and walked northward to a small border town in Texas where she stayed, building the courage to return to retrieve her son and to punish her husband Diego for his brutal treatment of her. Haunted for almost two years by Diego’s ominous laughter, the last sound that she’d heard as he’d ridden away with her baby in his arms, Savannah was not brave enough to make that journey until a stranger came into town vowing revenge against her husband. She asked the former Texas Ranger to take her along, to allow her to kill her husband and to reclaim her son. At first, Travis was reluctant to have a woman along on such a dangerous mission until he saw that she could shoot a pistol almost as precisely as he could. When he relented, they began their journey southward, toward their shared destiny.

About the Authors

Kristine Cayne
Kristine Cayne is fascinated by the mysteries of human psychology—twisted secrets, deep-seated beliefs, out-of-control desires. Add in high-stakes scenarios and real-world villains, and you have a story worth writing, and reading.
The heroes and heroines of her Deadly Vices series, beginning with Deadly Obsession, are pitted against each other by their radically opposing life experiences. By overcoming their differences and finding common ground, they triumph over their enemies and find true happiness in each other’s arms.
Today she lives in the Pacific Northwest, thriving on the mix of cultures, languages, religions and ideologies. When she’s not writing, she’s people-watching, imagining entire life stories, and inventing all sorts of danger for the unsuspecting heroes and heroines who cross her path.

More books by Kristine Cayne

Allison Bruning

Allison lives with her husband in an 1882 Victorian home located in Carrollton, Kentucky. She is renovating it then plans to turn it into a Bed and Breakfast.  Her first novel, Calico, is published through Page Turners from Evansville, Indiana. Calico is book one from the series, Children of the Shawnee. She is currently working on the sequel, Rose.  She is also working on another series, Heritage, which traces the life of her great great grandmother at the turn of the 20th century in Ohio. Allison’s interest includes Ohio Valley history, anthropology, travel, culture, history, camping, hiking, backpacking, farm life, and genealogy. Her genres include historical fiction, paranormal, romance, and suspense.

More books by Allison Bruning

Jacqueline Hopkins

Jacqueline currently lives in Sitka, Alaska…a tiny fishing town with a drinking problem is the standard joke. She moved back to Sitka following a job, but had lived there when she was just a baby and where her sister was born. Jacque was born in Oklahoma and has lived in Colorado, California, Washington, Idaho, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii and Iceland. Some of these places she has lived because she was stationed there while serving in the US Navy for 7 years from 1980-1988. She loves to travel, meet new people and hopes that her writing reflects her love of details and the places she has been because she likes to bring where she has been and what she has seen to people who otherwise might not get to see those places first hand. She is an avid reader and loves photography. As always, Jacque hopes you have enjoyed reading her books.

More books by Jacqueline Hopkins

L.B. Clark 

L.B. Clark is a college student in a small city in East Texas. She discovered books at a young age and began crafting her own stories as soon as she learned to scribble them out in her Big Chief tablets.

After several years of honing her skills by writing fanfiction, she decided to take the plunge and write an original work. Several years and many failed attempts later, she finally did it.

More books by LB Clark

Elysa Hendricks

After trying her hand at a variety of careers, insurance underwriter, video storeowner, home day care and cleaning houses, Elysa Hendricks, a longtime reader sat down to write a short contemporary novel. When her heroine turned out to be a winged, telepathic alien, Elysa decided she enjoyed writing stories set in different places and times.
Someday she dreams of writing on a laptop while sitting on a tropical beach. In the meantime she keeps warms during Ohio’s chilly winters by creating sizzling love scenes.
Elysa Hendricks is 5’6″ tall. She has curly hair and brown eyes. She’s an author, a wife, a mother and a daughter. Everything else is subject to change without notice.

More books by Elysa Hendricks

Kender MacGowan

Kender MacGowan , a reluctant romantic, sarcastic cynic and victim of love writes poetry as a cheap alternative to therapy, hoping that somewhere karma will pile up in his favor.  He lives in Southern California where he spends his time living the lifestyle of other curmudgeonly and famous writers in hopes of emulating them, mainly by drinking, writing and being anti-social.

More books by Kender MacGowan

JC Andrijeski

JC Andrijeski is a bestselling author who has published novels, novellas, serials, graphic novels and short stories, as well as nonfiction essays and articles. Her short fiction runs from humorous to apocalyptic, and her nonfiction articles cover subjects from graffiti art, meditation, psychology, journalism, politics and history. Her short works have been published in numerous anthologies, online literary, art and fiction magazines as well as print venues such as NY Press newspaper and holistic health magazines. JC currently lives in India, in the foothills of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh where she writes full time.
Please visit JC Andrijeski’s website at: or her blog at

More books by JC Andrijeski

Katheryn Lane

Katheryn Lane works full-time as a teacher, mother and wife, but somehow also finds time to manage being a part-time writer as well! ‘The Royal Sheikh’ is her first book and is inspired by her experience of living in the Middle East. In her free time (on the rare occasion that she has any!) she loves to lose herself in a good book.

More books by Katheryn Lane

Brianna Lee McKenzie

Brianna Lee McKenzie was born in Corpus Christi, Texas where she spent most of her childhood summers listening to Grandma Ruby tell stories of her adventurous life. Having nomadic parents, she never lived in any particular town for very long. Making friends was difficult in this situation, causing her to, at a young age, retreat into her own little world where the characters that she created were her companions. As she grew, she developed her ability to mentally visualize vivid scenes which she revisited later when she learned to take pen into hand. As an adult, she submitted several examples of her work to publishers, but was disappointed by rejection after rejection. But with encouragement from family and friends, she took that giant leap toward self-publishing.
Brianna lives on a yacht on the Chesapeake Bay where she finds inspiration in the magnificent sunsets and the romantic gestures of her husband. Her ultimate goal is to make her family proud of her accomplishments. Selling books is just a blissful bi-product.


40 responses to “Valentines Week Mega Giveaway

  1. Woohoo Go ritesh! I love your giveaways!


    1. Deadly Obsession by Kristine Cayne
    2. Counterfeit Love by Elysa Hendricks
    3. Wilderness Heart by Jacqueline Hopkins

  2. I find “Catch A Shooting Star’ intriguing and would like to win it

  3. Way to go!!

    I would like Deadly Obsession by Kristine Cayne!

  4. Awesome giveaway thank you!

    my choices are:
    Deadly Obsession
    Counterfeit Love
    The Royal Sheikh


  5. 1st; Counterfeit Love
    2nd: Shattered Ashen Heart & The Hunter and the Elf Queen by Kender MacGowan
    3rd: Deadly Obsession


  6. Great giveaway, I’d love to enter. Here are my choices:

    1. Deadly Obsession
    2. Counterfeit Love
    3. Rook: Allie’s War
    4. Wilderness Heart

  7. Great idea,

    1. Deadly Obsession
    2 The Royal Sheikh
    3. Counterfeit Love

  8. Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve read The Royal Sheikh and it’s great!

    1. Counterfeit Love
    2. Catch A Shooting Star
    3. Everything You Are

    chefamanda at gmail dot com

  9. Thank you for this opportunity! What a great giveaway.

    1. Catch a Shooting Star and Enchanted Heart
    2. Counterfeit Love
    3. Wilderness Heart
    4. Deadly Obsession

    In Wilderness Heart I particularly like that Lyn is going to prove to Nic that just because she is a woman doesn’t mean she can’t be a capable wilderness hunting guide.

  10. Count me in. :]

    I’m extremely interested in Wilderness Heart by Jacqueline Hopkins and Rook: Allie’s War, Book One by JC Andrijeski. I choose these simply because I like plot with my romance, the others seem as if they’re lacking a bit in that department. Also, Allie’s War just sounds like so much fun.

  11. Hi, awesome giveaway, thanks!!
    Here are my choices, Counterfeit Love or the Royal Sheikh, my email is
    Thanks again 🙂

  12. Friggin’ awesome giveaway!!
    1. Wilderness Heart by Jacqueline Hopkins – the cover is fab!
    2. Rook by JC Andrijeski – sounds really interesting

  13. Great giveaway!
    Counterfeit love
    Wilderness heart
    The hunter & the elf queen
    The royal sheikh

  14. Great giveaway! Thanks so much!

  15. Awesome giveaway!
    Enchanted Heart
    Deadly Obsession
    Wilderness Heart

  16. They all sound good, and would read any. These three are just the synopsis that connected, for no particular reason LOL
    Deadly Obsession
    Counterfeit Love
    Wilderness Heart

  17. Calico
    The Royal Sheikh
    Deadly Obession
    Counterfeit Love
    Wilderness Heart

    miabama @

  18. Wilderness Heart
    Deadly Obsession
    Counterfeit Love

  19. Wow! Giveaways! I’m so excited for L.B. Clark’s next jukebox heroes book!!!

    1. Everything You Are
    2. Deadly Obsession
    3. Counterfeit Love

  20. Nice offer. Thanks a lot. My choices are as follows:
    Wilderness Heart, Counterfeit Love, The Royal Sheikh, Deadly Obsession

  21. WOW! WOW! WOW!
    Thanks for opportunity! what a way to start V-week 🙂
    here it goes…
    1. Counterfeit Love
    2. The Royal Sheikh
    3. Catch a shooting Star

  22. Awesome contest. My choices –

    Deadly Obsession
    Enchanted Heart
    Catch a Shooting Star
    Best of luck, Livia

  23. Wow I loved reading the blurbs about the books – I’ve already added them to my to-read list and definitely will check them out! Thanks for the great offering.

    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

    My choices would be:
    Wilderness at Heart
    Counterfeit Love
    Deadly Obsession


  25. 1. Allie’s War
    2. Calico
    3. The Hunter and the Elf Queen

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  27. I’d like Kender’s 2-pack. 🙂

    My favorite blurb is the one for ‘Wilderness Heart’ (which I already own). Stories of women trying to prove themselves as capable of men resonate with me.

  28. Everything you are by L.B. Clark
    Any other after that.

  29. I’m reading “Deadly Obsession” By Kristine Cayne right now and it’s wicked awesome! I never thought I would like romantic suspense but this book has made me a total convert! Yay Kristine! This books has so many wonderful connections for me: my youth in Chicago, my honeymoon in Quebec, and present life in Seattle. It’s as if Kristine wrote it just for me! Love, love love it! I choose “Calico”. Thanks everyone!

  30. What a great giveaway. My choices are:

    Counterfeit Love
    Deadly Obsession
    The Royal Sheikh

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  31. Great giveaway i love your contests. Wish me luck.
    Deadly Obsession
    Rook Allie’s War
    i love ebooks Thanks Joannie
    jscddmj [at] aol [dot] com

  32. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Rook: Allie’s War, Book One by JC Andrijeski
    The Royal Sheikh by Katheryn Lane
    Everything You Are by LB Clark


  33. Rook: Allie’s War
    Shattered Ashen Heart & The Hunter and the Elf
    Counterfeit Love

    I like the fantasy aspect of Rook, the poetic aspect a Shattered & The Hunter, and Counterfeit sounds like there’s trouble brewing.

    I’d like to win them, read them and blog about each.

    Thank you,

    Ahmad Taylor

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  36. Shattered Ashen Heart & The Hunter and the Elf Queen

    Wilderness at Heart

    Thank you for offering.

  37. Enchanted Heart, love the author and the time era of the book.

  38. Wow! This is really an awesome giveaway.. It must be a real work to get all the authors in one place and arrange this. Great job, Ritesh! All the best!

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