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SPLASH INTO SUMMER GIVEAWAY HOP



Happy Thursday Everyone! Today I'm excited to be participating in the Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by Bookhounds. There's a lot of new books that have recently released or will be published later this summer, and I'm excited to share them with you.

You Help Me Help a Friend Who Has Suffered a Tragic Loss? It's Easy!

But before I get to the book selections, I need you to ask you to help me help an author friend who just suffered a tragic loss. Some of you may have seen this post in my last giveaway hop post, but I wanted to post it one more time. Lee McKenzie has been a good friend of mine for years who I met through my blog. Her newest MG fantasy, SOME VERY MESSY MEDIEVAL MAGIC, released on May 15, 2018. Two days later, Lee suffered the tragic loss of her husband due to a sudden heart attack. I also suffered the sudden loss of my own husband a little over four years ago and know firsthand how heartbreaking this loss is.

While we cannot take away Lee's grief, we could show her kindness and friendship by helping her promote her book. I know you all are book lovers and many have your own blogs. I'm hoping that you can do all or some of these easy things to help Lee:

  • Buy Lee's book. An e-book is only $3.99. I just did that.
  • Post about Lee's book on your blog and other social media sites. Ask your friends to help do by shouting out about her book and buying it
Here's a blurb about what the book is about:

Pete’s stuck in medieval England! Pete and his friend Weasel thought they’d closed the Timelock.
But a young page from medieval times, Peter of Bramwell, goes missing. His absence during a critical moment will forever alter history unless he’s found. There’s only one solution—fledgling wizard Pete must take the page’s place. He travels to 1173 England accompanied by Weasel and Fanon, Pete’s alligator familiar. But what if the page remains lost? Will Pete know what to do when the critical moment arrives? Toss in a grumpy Fanon, the dukes’s curious niece, a talking horse, and the Circle of Stones, and Pete quickly realizes he’s in over his young wizard head yet again. 


And some links:

Thanks to any of you who can help out. Now onto the books for this giveaway!

I hope you find a book you like for yourself, a family member, or a friend in the choices offered. Don’t see a book you like? You can win a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card instead. I hope you'll all enter to win a book or gift card for yourself or as a gift for someone.

So here are your choices. I've got a combination of MG and YA and one adult anthology that I'm looking forward to reading. If you want an earlier book in any of these series, you can pick that instead as long as it doesn't cost more than the book here. You can find descriptions of these books on Goodreads.

 
 
 


 
 


 
 
 
If you haven't found a book you want, you can win a $10 Amazon Gift Card.


To enter, all you need to do is be a follower anyway you want and leave a comment through June 30th telling me the book you want to win or if you want to win the Gift Card instead. If your e-mail is not on your Google Profile, you must leave it in the comments to enter the contest.

If you mention this contest on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog, mention this in the comments and I'll give you an extra entry. You must be 13 or older to enter. International entries are welcome as long as The Book Depository ships to you for free.

Here's what's coming up:

 Monday, June 18th I have a guest post by author Chrys Frey to celebrate the release of Write with Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide You From Idea to Publication

Monday, June 25th I have a guest post by MG author Diane Magras and her agent Adriann Ranta Zurhellen with a query critique giveaway by Adriann and a book giveaway of THE MAD WOLF'S DAUGHTER by Diane

Wednesday, June 27th I have an agent spotlight interview and query critique giveaway with Colleen Oefelein

Friday, June 29th I'm participating in the I Couldn't Put It Down Giveaway Hop

Tuesday, July 3rd I have an interview with debut author Cindy Baldwin and a giveaway of her MG WHERE THE WATERMELONS GROW and my IWSG post

Monday, July 9th I have an interview with debut author Bree Barton and a giveaway of her YA HEART OF THORNS

Hope to see you on Monday!

And here are all of the other blogs participating in this blog hop:




101 comments:

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

So many good books. So little time to read. They all sound good. I have three books I've ordered on the way. Yay. Can't believe I'm the first to post here today. Must be sleepy weather. Have a great day. I'm off soon for my book signing. Hope someone buys a book. :)

C. D. Monson said...

Victoria Aveyard's WAR STORM, please!!!

Sorry to hear about your friend's loss. Losing a loved one, especially a spouse, is tough. My condolences.

Christina said...

I am so sorry for your friend’s loss. I can’t imagine the pain she must be feeling but I wish her all the best and hope that she’ll get through this.

Such a great giveaway�� I would love to read onyx and ivory

starzine said...

I would like the gift card instead.

Leah said...

I would love the gc if I won! :)

nashvillecats2 said...

Lots of good books there, suffering a loss is terrible, 20 years ago in July I lost my dear mother.Three days later was told my husband had a terminal brain tumour.....he passed away 2 months later. At the time I was inconsolable but with help did try to make a new life, hence the poetry.
It's coming up to that time of year, the loss still remains as you may well agree.

Yvonne.

Mary Preston said...

The GC would be wonderful thank you.

I follow.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Tóth Viktória said...

I would love a copy of Sweet black waves. Thanks for the chance.

kaliope33(at)gmail(dot)hu

KAS said...

Thanks for your generosity in participating in this giveaway! While both *My Plain Jane* and *See All the Stars* are very high on my to-read list, I think it would be best to elect the Amazon gift card if chosen as a winner (that way there are no issues if I acquire either of these titles in the meantime through another contest or a personal purchase :-).

I follow on GFC as well as bloglovin, and if you want to award me this gem of a new release, try shamy at post dot Harvard dot edu if no other method jumps out at you. Many thanks, Kara S

MorganeG. said...

I would love to get My Plain Jane, I've been excitedly waiting for it since I've read My Lady Jane!

I follow by email at gilson(dot)morgane(at)outlook(dot)come

Linda Townsend said...

I'm listening to Inferno right now! AND a bunch of your other recommendations look great but I'd elect the gift card. Thanks for the chance!

I follow by email lindalou (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com AND via GFC AND via Bloglovin'

I shared this giveaway via twitter: https://twitter.com/linda_lindalou/status/1007602958811455488

Angie Quantrell said...

Summer fun is here! I'd love to read Fat Girl on a Plane. Thanks! Angelecolline at yahoo dot com.

binabug said...

I've got two books on the go...I love some good YA sci fi... there are a few books on your list that I drool over, binabug at gmail, thanks

binabug said...

https://twitter.com/b1nabu6/status/1007635022805897218

michie2003 said...

Thank you for the chance. Id love to win the giftcard.

michie2003 said...

meteor_ ra1n at hotmail dot com

Holly Bryan said...

First, I'm so terribly sorry to hear about Lee's husband's death :-( I am off to buy her new book for my son as soon as I leave here. I can't even imagine ... I've lost far too many people in my life, but truly can't imagine losing my husband so suddenly.

Second, I would LOVE to have THE BIRD AND THE BLADE if I win!! I am just about bursting for that book!

Finally, I tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/hmbryan/status/1007647846974349313?s=19. THANK YOU!

hmbryan at alumni.duke.edu

tiago rosado said...

want to win the Gift Card instead.
tiagodagnal@portugalmail.pt

https://twitter.com/Barendius/status/1007661516936630273

sherry fundin said...

Would love the gift card
sherryfundin69 at netscape dot net
sherry @ fundinmental

Unknown said...

gfc: smurfette/lisa brown
I would like the gift card
jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

Unknown said...

tweet https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/1007688445748129792
jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

Danielle H. said...

I would choose Inferno as I've read all of the first 4 bookhttp://yesreaderwriterpoetmusician.tumblr.com/post/174921345757/splash-into-summer-giveaway-hops so far. Thank you for the chance! I shared on tumblr:

Calvin F. said...

Would love the gc pores(at) live.com

Calvin F. said...

https://twitter.com/Pizzahutxbox/status/1007709898065362944

Calvin F. said...

g+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/100487333706048624499/posts/QsaNzyXvhmH

Calvin F. said...

pINNED

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/767160117750039822/

Emmah said...

I'd probably pick War Storm!

I follow through https://bloglovin.com/@emmahdoucette

likewhoaa_emmymonster@hotmail.com

Jan Lee said...

I'd like to win the gift card please. I follow thru GFC Jan Lee. Thank you :)

Jo said...

Ace of Shades please. I follow via email!! joanndownieATyahooDOTcom

Cali W. said...

Thanks for the giveaway; I like the gift card. :)
GFC: Cali W.
Tweet: https://twitter.com/Cali_for_ya/status/1007753552368791552
caliwillette(at)gmail(dot)com

molli said...

i wuld love to win the gift card so i could gift it to my daughter!

Amanda Rauch said...

I follow on bloglovin with name amanda rauch. I would love to win to share with my son. He loves reading!

Gaby Pendragon said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I think for now, I'd go with the gift card. :)
GFC: Gaby Pendragon
Bloglovin: Gaby Navarro
gaby_sama (at) hotmail (dot) com

Hide C. said...

I would probably choose the gift card as I live outside the US. I shared on Twitter - @hmrcarlson Email- Hmrcarlson@hotmail.com

Rosi said...

You always have such tempting giveaways, but I will pass since I recently won from you. Thanks for keeping the message about Lee's book going. I will be reviewing it soon.

bison61 said...

thanks I would like the gift card

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Natalie said...

I would love the gift card! I follow on GFC as Natalie Yarbrough. yarbr012 at gmail dot com

Natalie said...

I tweeted about the giveaway https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/1008026897714999296

Maria Malaveci said...

I would love the giftcard! Thanks so much for the chance! mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

Michelle J. said...

I'd love the gift card!

John Smith said...

I am interested in several of these books, but I would choose the gift card, probably.

jsmith[delete brackets]3may[delete brackets]2011

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yahoo[dot]com

Natasha said...

I would love Sweet Black Waves.
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Mysharona said...

I'd take the gift card

abfantom said...

I follow via GFC: Ann Fantom.

If I won, I would like the gift card.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Edye Nicole said...

I'd love the gift card!

mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

Lily M. said...

Hi!! Thank you so much for this giveaway :-):-) I think I'll choose A Reaper at the Gates. I follow through
Email: lilyone90(@)Gmail(dot)com
Twitter: @01BookPlace
Bloglovin: Lily M.
GFC: Lily M.
I also mentioned this giveaway on Twitter :-):-)

clc408 said...

Following on GFC (clc408) I would like the Amazon GC

Debra Guillen said...

Follow on GoodReads and BlogLovin. I want the GC.

tatertot374 said...

follow on google gift card would b awesome

Megan said...

Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway. I follow as Megan S.
I'd love Heart of Thorns and I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/WordsThatStay1/status/1008826512345391104
megan(dot)clarsach(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica Whitehouse said...

I would choose the gift card to save from Christmas gifts.

Suzanne Warr said...

Wow, great selection! I would love to win The Penderwicks at Last!

Angela Saver said...

I would choose the gift card! Thanks for the chance! andysavi.mom@gmail.com

Angela Saver said...

I shared on twitter for an extra entry!

https://mobile.twitter.com/saverang/status/1009199420804616194

Andysavi.Mom@gmail.com

Lacey Waters said...

thanks for the fun hop :) following by email laceyjanewaters@gmail.com I'd love to win the gift card

Gina Ferrell said...

I would love the gift card!

Gina Ferrell said...

I shared on Twitter for an extra entry
https://twitter.com/BriellePrincess/status/1009329998287818752

Unknown said...

I would love to win a copy of A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas. My email is marymargaretdevine@gmail.com. Shared on Twitter as @MaryMargaret119. Thank you for this amazing giveaway.

cleemckenzie said...

You've done two wonderful favors for me today. First, you've given my latest book another shout out; I'll never be able to repay you for all of the help you've given me at this time. Well, who knows. Maybe I'll come up with something. The second thing that I so appreciate is the book recommendations in this giveaway. I want all of them...not mine, but especially Fat Girl on a Plane. I'll probably be buying it anyway because I can't resist that title.

LB said...

I would like the gist card :) petrellinyc-slinky yahoo (dot) com

Unknown said...

I would want gift card please

Denise Covey said...

Whoa, Natalie this is jam packed. I'll be back to finish reading later! Great to see Chrys Fey here! She's very helpful to writers.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to read a copy of The Bird and the Blade. :)

Patchi said...

Just got back from vacations and ready for a new book. Great recommendations here to add to my TBR. I'd love to win Onyx and Ivory (Rime Chronicles #1)
by Mindee Arnett.

susan1215 said...

Follow on Bloglovin Susan Smith
I would choose the GC

s2s2 at cox dot net

Marianna said...

I would like to win the gift card

Evie said...

I'd like to win A Reaper at the Gates.
Thanks a lot for the giveaway!
GFC follower: Evie
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Mona said...

Amal Unbound please -- thanks🙂
Follow on Goodreads(Mona Garg)
monagargATyahooDOTcom

Rajeeva Jayaratne said...

I would like to win the Amazon GC.

shirley said...

I would like the GC for later.
supergrand2009@yahoo.com

shirley said...

shared,
https://twitter.com/COUNTRYNEST/status/1010777961321123840

supergrand2009@yahoo.com

Ashfa said...

Legendary by Stephanie Garber!
following via email
blackcapballistics at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Sweet Black Waves looks really good. But honestly, they all look good! So many darn choices!!

I am a follower via Twitter: @bekki1820cb

Rebecca Orr
bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I shared this giveaway on my FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/bekki1820cb/posts/990851594018

Rebecca Orr
bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

Becca said...

I follow via gfc as Becca or sbshortie. I would love to win the gift card. Thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

Michelle Willms said...

I shared your friend's book information on my FB page. It's been a tough year for many people, it seems. I know we've suffered numerous losses this year. Thank you for thinking of your friend and encouraging us to promote her book.

I follow you in many ways, including Blogger, Bloglovin', Twitter, and email (at least I'm pretty sure I follow via email, since I get news via email). My email address is michelle_willms at yahoo dot com. I'd love to have Heart of Thorns (and a few other of the wonderful choices you've provided!). Thank you for all you do for us.

Unknown said...

I would love to win the Gift Card
goodthingsarecoming1978 @ gmail (.) com

nikkirae said...

I'd like the Amazon Gift Card. Thanks for the chance!

Jana Leah B said...

I would like the gift card, please. Thank you for the giveaway!
turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

Valentina B-v said...

I would like to win “A Court of Frost and Starlight” by Sarah J. Maas.
GFC: Valentina Belea
Shared: https://twitter.com/ValentinaByVy/status/1012065988895010817
E-mail: bv_byby27@yahoo.com
Thanks for the chance!

susansmoaks said...

i am a follower on gfc susansmoaks - thanks for the chance to win

Heidi Reads... said...

I'd love to win the gift card! Thanks and happy summer!
colorvibrant at gmail dot com

Sarah Oswald said...

I follow on Bloglovin and GoogleGoogle as Sarah Oswald and if I won I would pick the gift card thanks for the chance!

Karley Moore said...

I want to read Some Very Messy Medieval Magic! Thanks for the giveaway!

Alecia Gibson said...

I would choose the gift card. I need a new pair of sneakers and any amount of Amazon money would be helpful. Thanks for the giveaway!

luckybutterfly47 (at) gmail (.) com

Alecia Gibson said...

I shared on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/ally47/status/1012485193981157376

luckybutterfly47 (at) gmail (.) com

Judy said...

I would like to win Onyx & Ivory!!

Caroline said...

I'd choose the giftcard, since I need to replace my earbuds which just broke :/

Michelle said...

I'm a follower and would love the giftcard!

slehan said...

Goodreads follow: Sarah L
Thanks for the contest.
slehan at juno dot com

slehan said...

https://twitter.com/slehan/status/1012963033809760257

slehan said...

Forgot to say that I want the Amazon GC, please.

Leela said...

I would love the GC.

dvice12 said...

I follow and I'd love the gift card

Breanne said...

I follow through GFC. I'd love to win the gift card.

Unknown said...

I would like to win War Storm! Thanks for the chance!

I follow through email: sakurablossom7167@gmail.com

yellowlabs said...

I would enjoy the gift card if I win.

Julie Waldron said...

I'd like the gift card.

Jerry Marquardt said...

I would really love to win the gift card. Following via GFC.
versatileer(at)gmail(dot)com

Laura said...

I would love to win the giftcard :)

amyd16323 said...

i would love the gift card. i follow on GFC and bloglovin