Here are my current Giveaway Contests

Beach Reads Giveaway Hop through June 15th
Dear Rachel Maddow through June 23rd
See All the Stars through June 23rd
Write With Fey Giveaway through July 5th

Upcoming Agent Spotlights and Query Critique Giveaways

Colleen Oefelein Agent Spotlight Interview on 6/27/2018
Larissa Helena Agent Spotlight Interview on 9/10/2018


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:


  1. 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. :)

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. I would like the gift card instead.

  5. I would love the gc if I won! :)

  6. 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.


  7. The GC would be wonderful thank you.

    I follow.


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


  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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:

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

  13. 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


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

  16. meteor_ ra1n at hotmail dot com

  17. 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: THANK YOU!

    hmbryan at

  18. want to win the Gift Card instead.

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

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

  21. tweet
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  22. I would choose Inferno as I've read all of the first 4 book so far. Thank you for the chance! I shared on tumblr:

  23. Would love the gc pores(at)


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  27. I'd probably pick War Storm!

    I follow through

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

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

  30. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the gift card. :)
    GFC: Cali W.

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

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

  33. 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

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

  35. 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.

  36. thanks I would like the gift card

    tiramisu392 (at)

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

  38. I tweeted about the giveaway

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

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

  42. I follow via GFC: Ann Fantom.

    If I won, I would like the gift card.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  43. I'd love the gift card!


  44. 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 :-):-)

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

  46. Follow on GoodReads and BlogLovin. I want the GC.

  47. follow on google gift card would b awesome

  48. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway. I follow as Megan S.
    I'd love Heart of Thorns and I tweeted here:

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

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

  51. I would choose the gift card! Thanks for the chance!

  52. I shared on twitter for an extra entry!

  53. thanks for the fun hop :) following by email I'd love to win the gift card