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December 19, 2015

Books and Christmas Treats #Contest

Christmas Treats

What are our favorite Christmas Treats? Books, of course! Stop by each blog for a chance to win fabulous books & gifties for the Holidays!

I love to read, and I’m looking forward to the holidays in order to dive into some of the books currently waiting for me on my kindle. Time for this writer to have a rest!

Here are some of my favorite reads from this year:

1. Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews. This is the first book in a new series, and I loved it. Connor “Mad” Rogan is my new book boyfriend. I cannot wait for the next book in this series.

2. Written in Red by Anne Bishop.  Meg Corbyn is on the run, and she hides in a compound belonging to the others – shifters and those capable of magic. This book is also the first in a series, and I gobbled up the three books written to date. The reviews are mixed on this series, but I really enjoyed the three books.

3. Ice Planets: Barbarians – by Ruby Dixon. This one is a sci-fi and has an alien hero. He’s big, horned, blue, and really, really has a thing for the heroine.

4. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase – an oldie historical but a goodie. This is a classic, and if you enjoy historical romances, this is definitely one you should check out.

5. Dirty Little Secrets by Liliana Hart. This one is a mystery with a romantic element, and it’s currently free. It’s the first book of a series with ongoing characters, and I inhaled the five books to date in this JJ Graves mystery series.

6. Kodiak’s Claim by Eve Langlais. I’ve read several of Eve’s series, but hadn’t read this one until recently. Eve knows how to weave in the funny and I loved the heroine in this one. The poor hero didn’t know what struck him – oh, wait. That was a frying pan and bullets in the butt. This is book one in the Kodiak Point series.

What are some of your favorite reads for this year?

CONTEST: I’m giving away one $5 Amazon gift certificate and six readers can choose their choice of one of the following box sets.

Flight of Dragons: Shifters, Alphas and Paranormal Bad Boys

Naughty, Nice and Paranormal: A Touch of Holiday Magic

Wicked Alphas, Wildest Nights: Sizzling Collection of Paranormal Romance

To go into the draw to win, tell me what your favorite reads were this year or which books you’d like to receive for Christmas.

Winner will be chosen once the hop end and winners notified by email.

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  1. Colleen C.

    Oh boy… I have enjoyed quite a few books this year… Enjoyed books from Caris Roane, Laurie London and Vivian Arend… among others! As for my list, a bunch of books are on it, but I am really looking forward to the one JD Robb book I am missing from my set… fingers crossed! https://shelleymunro.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yes.gif Happy Holidays!

  2. Tammy V.

    I loved Habel’s Dearly, Departed and Hoover’s November 9.

  3. Richard Brandt

    I’d like to receive Sandman Overture by Neil Gaiman.

  4. DebraG

    I read some books by Donna Grant and Manda Collins and hope to read more of their stories in 2016.

  5. V

    I don’t think I can choose just one. I read some great books this year by Kristen Ashley, Eve Langlais, Lani Lynn Vale, Laura Griffin, and so many others.

  6. Diana Tidlund

    I loved Christmas in New York anthology …. Vicki Lewis Thompsons books… all of them…. Linda Warrens Falcon…. the list is endless…

  7. Ashley

    I’d like to get Dragonborne by Sherrilyn Kenyon for Christmas

  8. Elin

    My favorite read this year was Forsworn by Emily Wibberly.

  9. Natasha

    I would love to receive Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole for Christmas.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Gayle Oreluk

    I loved Son of No One and I hope to recieve House of the Rising Son all by Sherilyn Kenyon.

  11. Catherine G.

    I think the book I want most for Christmas is Seeing Seeds by Teri Dunn Chace. I saw the book advertised on a blog this morning. It looks fantastic!

  12. Mai T.

    My favorite reads this year are: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN By Paula Hawkins, FURIOUSLY HAPPY By Jenny Lawson, and DEAD WAKE By Erik Larson.

  13. Sara Theissen

    I read Stephen King’s Under the Dome. Pretty great! I also enjoy Desperation, also by Stephen King. (Or it may be under Richard Bachman)

  14. Sacha Rollock

    I have loved Dragonbane and Born of defiance by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I am l=hoping to get The Shadows and Blood Kiss from JR Ward and Born of Betrayal by Sherrilyn Kenyon

  15. Joye

    My favorite read was by Shannon Stacey called CONTROLLED BURN

  16. Trix

    I loved Aidee Ladnier’s THE KLOCKWERK KRAKEN.


    I would love to receive a spa day for Christmas

  18. Shannon

    I haven’t read any Christmas books this year. I want any Danielle Steel book.

  19. Kanoko

    Most of my favourite books this year are years old. Some of my few five-star reads this year are from authors Pamela Clare and Kat Latham. They both have recently released holiday-themed novellas that I absolutely adored. Elle Kennedy’s The Deal is sexy-fun NA. I fell in love with the hero from Sustained by Emma Chase, which is an amazingly sweet read. Emma Barry writes slow, satisfying burn of passion amidst politics in Party Lines. And Rise by Karina Bliss is an exceptional character study of a fallen rock star god.

  20. tiago

    well this year my favorite read’s were Counter-Clock World by K Dick,Forever War,Killing Machine.

    i managed to read a bunch this year but these stood out!

  21. Jan Lee

    Some of my favorite books this year were: Finders Keepers by Stephen King, The Asylum Series (Asylum. Sanctum, Catacomb) by Madeleine Roux, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Series, (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City, Library Of Souls) by Ransom Riggs, The Devil’s Playground by Erica Freed, This Man Trilogy by Jodi Ellen Malpas, Inside Out Trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones. I’m currently reading The Bazaar of Bad DReams by Stephen King :)

  22. JanD

    I would like to receive Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changelings series.

  23. Tanya Guthrie

    A couple books I loved this year are; Written in Red, Burned, The Shadows.


  24. Samantha penrod

    I’d love to receive Wicked Alphas, Wildest Nights: Sizzling Collection of Paranormal Romance

  25. Shannon Flynn

    There have been so many great books that came out this year by my favorite authors, Cynthia Sax, Sean Michael, Lynn Burke, London St.James. I reached by Goodreads goal barely half way through the year. I also started your Middlemarch Mates series, I’m on #3.

  26. Melinda Stephens

    My favorites were the Bewitched and Bewildered series by Alanea Alder.

  27. Carolyn Daley

    I would love to read Echo by Alyson Noel.

  28. Lee Todd

    I’d love Part and Parcel by Abigail Roux

  29. thais pampado

    I’d love to get the illustrated edition of Harry Potter for Christmas.

  30. bn100

    would like blood kiss

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  31. Barbara Stoker

    My favorite reads this year is Julia Lake Mills dragon guard series
    Dragon kin series by g.a Aiken / Shelly Laurenston
    Tempted by the Bear by V.Vaughn
    Cowbears by LIV BRYWOOD
    And many many others

  32. nrlymrtl

    So may great read this year! I really enjoyed The Martian by Andy Weir. I also liked M. R. Forbes’s paranormal mystery series Ghosts & Magic. I checked out the classic The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – lots of food for thought there!

  33. Kim Holliday

    My favorite reads this year were
    Anarchy Found by JA Huss
    Eighteen by JA Huss
    Licked by Brooke Blaine

  34. Ann S

    I loved The Hurricane by RJ Prescott and An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. Thanks for the giveaway!
    the.girl.and.the.book at gmail dot com

  35. Janie McGaugh

    I’d love to receive Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole for Christmas.

  36. Tiana S.

    My favorite reads this year were Hitched by Alex Lux, Pucked by Helena Hunting and The Virgin’s Night Out by Shiloh Walker. Thank you for the chance

  37. Andra Dalton

    Would love to receive The Silenced or Waking The Dead by Heather Graham!!! I’ve fallen behind on her last couple of books so anything recent of hers would tickle me pink!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win & good luck to all who enter!!! Happy Holidays to all!!!:)

  38. BookAttict

    My faves of 2015 are Cast in Honor by Michelle Sagara, Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop, Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews and A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire.

  39. AndieLovesBooks

    I read a lot of awesome books this year. Rush by Emma Scott, All Broke Down and All Played Out by Cora Carmack, Game On series by Kristen Callihan, Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy are my favorites. I reread the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh, I adore all the characters in her books <3

    Happy Holidays :)

  40. Sherry S.

    I would love to get Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  41. Katherine Riley

    My favorite book this year was The Carrot by Virginia Gray.

  42. Kimberly T

    The Twin Duo by Jettie Woodruff
    Roar by Kassanna

  43. Kimberly T

    The Twin Duo by Jettie Woodruff
    Roar by Kassanna

    [email protected]

  44. ELF

    There are always so many books I would like to have…including the new Michelle Sagara, the upcoming Sharon Lee, Patricia Briggs…the list goes on and on, lol. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Holidays!

  45. Shelley Munro


    Box sets:
    Jan D
    Samantha P
    Barbara S
    Andie Loves Books
    Sacha Rollock

    $5 Amazon Gift Card
    Colleen C

    All winners have been emailed.
    Thanks for entering, and I hope you’ll visit again soon :)

    • Colleen C.

      Thanks for the gift card win Shelley! Congrats to the other winners! https://shelleymunro.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

      • Shelley Munro

        You’re welcome :)