Tag: Blog Hops

Best of 2014 Audiobook Blog Hop Giveaway

Posted January 25, 2015 by Sherri in Features, Giveaways / 23 Comments

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Hi Everyone, Sherri here for this hop!!!  I was so excited to see this blog hop and thought it was perfect timing as we head into 2014.  The Best of 2014 Audiobook Blog Hop is where we highlight our favorite 5 audiobooks from 20134  This hop is hosted by The Book Nympho, Hot Listens, and Geeky Bloggers Book Blog and it runs from Jan 25th 2014 to February 1st, 2015.

I had the hardest time narrowing down my choices but these five titles all had five star reviews from me in 2014 and that doesn’t happen when I don’t enjoy the narration.  When I went back through my titles I truly enjoyed the narration by these narrators (and the stories weren’t so bad also).  🙂

Here are my top 5 for 2014….

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Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6)

By Ilona Andrews
Narrated By Renee Raudman
Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins

Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shape-shifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta. Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shape-shifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute – and they’ll pay him in medicine. With the young people’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer – but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a trap.…

Audio Thoughts: Continues to be a top-notch series. Renee Raudman’s narration is spot on and is enjoyable to listen to.

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Angel’s Legion (Guild Hunter #6)

By Nalini Singh
Narrated By Justine Eyre
Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins

Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force. Vampires are dying impossibly of disease. Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York in ruin and Raphael’s Tower under siege by enemy archangels. Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York . . . and on Raphael.

Audio Thoughts: Justine’s unique voice adds an exotic twist to this series. In this standout series she shines with Raphael and Elena.

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Chimes at Midnight (October Daye #7)

By Seanan McGuire
Narrated By  Mary Robinette Kowal
Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins

Things are starting to look up for October “Toby” Daye. She’s training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local King of Cats. It seems like her life may finally be settling down…at least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit.

Toby’s efforts to take the problem to the Queen of the Mists are met with harsh reprisals, leaving her under sentence of exile from her home and everyone she loves. Now Toby must find a way to reverse the Queen’s decree, get the goblin fruit off the streets – and, oh, yes, save her own life, since more than a few of her problems have once again followed her home. And then there’s the question of the Queen herself, who seems increasingly unlikely to have a valid claim to the throne….

To find the answers, October and her friends will have to travel from the legendary Library of Stars into the hidden depths of the Kingdom of the Mists – and they’ll have to do it fast, because time is running out. In Faerie, some fates are worse than death.

October Daye is about to find out what they are.

Audio Thoughts: I love Mary Robinette Kowal’s crisp and clear narration and this is another series that continues to evolve and get better with time.

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By J. D. Robb
Narrated By Susan Ericksen
Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins

Eve Dallas deals with a homicide – and the holiday season – in the latest from the #1New York Times bestselling author.

Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn’t count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who’d been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list – plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash.

Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year’s 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer.

Audio Thoughts: After 39 plus book you think I would get bored with this series but it continues to be a must read one for me.  Susan Ericksen is the voice of Eve, Roarke and Peabody for me and even if I can’t get my hands on an audiobook I hear her voice when I read the book.

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By S. J. Harper
Narrated By Johanna Parker
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins

Join Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong. She’s sacrificed. He’s suffered. They’ve both been betrayed. Now it’s time for a reckoning. Special Agent Emma Monroe has a secret. She’s a Fallen Siren, cursed by the gods and banished to Earth for her failure to prevent the kidnapping of Persephone. As an FBI agent she saves the lives of others believing redemption could be one rescue away. Her partner Zack is a werewolf and former Black Ops sniper who once carried out a string of questionable assignments. Now he’s determined to atone for his past. Ironically, there’s a portion of his past Zack doesn’t remember – an affair with Emma. Giving into their attraction for one another almost led to their undoing. Now it’s back to business as usual. While trying to unravel the mystery behind a series of kidnappings in Southern California, Emma and Zack become entangled with political tensions in the vampire and Were worlds. Not to mention the struggles they face in their relationship with one another. With so much uncertainty, they come to realize the only thing they can really count on is one another – or can they?

Audio Thoughts: This was a new series I was introduced to this year and I instantly fell in love with it. The premise is about a fallen Siren and the redemption she is trying to earn.  Johanna Parker’s narration is excellent as usually.

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UGR Blog Giveaway

I will be giving away two audiobook (gently used) from the below listed titles:

Rules:
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Open to US residents
Entrant must complete the required information to be eligible to win
Must be over 18 to enter
Must enter by February 1st at 11:59 PM EST (or when Rafflecopter closes)

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Tourwide Hop Giveaway

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Best of 2013 Blog Hop Participants

2014 Gratitude Giveaways Hop

Posted November 14, 2014 by Sherri in Features, Giveaways / 17 Comments

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I’m proud to be participating in the 5th annual Gratitude Giveaways Hop hosted by Inspired Kathy at I am a Reader not a Writer.

There are 175+ book blogs participating in the hop!!  The Gratitude Giveaway Hop will be running from November 15th to November 30th, so you will have plenty of time to visit all of the participating blogs. Also, our giveaway is open internationally. Our way of saying thanks to our overseas readers who aren’t able to enter our monthly contests!

Links to all participating book blogs can be found at the bottom of this post.  A link will be posted at the top of my blog for ease in locating the post throughout the giveaway.  Good luck to you all and enjoy!

What do I win!

I will be giving away up to $10 worth of books, of the Winner’s choice, from either the Book Depository or Amazon (of your local country).  Book selected must be available at the time of selection, no pre-orders please.  Post anytime before the Rafflecopter widget closes to be eligible to win.

       

What do I need to do to win?

All you need to do is to follow this blog by one of the methods and select in the Rafflecopter Widget which method you follow us by.

That’s it! This hop is in honor of the followers, which is you, so it’s that simple.

When will the winner be posted?

Winner will be announced within 24 hours of the hop’s end.

My Thanks!

Thanks to all the bloggers and individuals that are followers and for taking the time to participate in the Gratitude Hop! I hope you have a wonderful time and may you be lucky over the giveaway.

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Get Wicked with Entangled Blog Hop (10/27 & 10/28)

Posted October 27, 2014 by Sherri in Features, Giveaways / 43 Comments
Get Wicked with Entangled Blog Hop (10/27 & 10/28)

  Welcome to the Urban Girl Reader stop of the Get Wicked With Entangled Blog Hop!  We are super excited to be participating in this hop since one of our favorite holidays is Halloween; along with being wicked.  There are awesome prizes on this blog tour. The Urban Girl Reader Prize Package is open to US and Internationally readers and a chance to win a new release adult romance or UF book of your choice. In honor of the “Getting Wicked” Blog Hop Theme, tell us what wicked things you have planned for the upcoming Halloween weekend.  Yours truly will be enjoying a large bottle of Moscato, handing out candy and hanging with friends (while enjoying that bottle).  Books selected must not exceed a $10 value and need to be currently available.  If you have a title in mind, please share your selection in the comments as that is the mandatory entry in order to be able […]

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Summer Reads Blog Hop: July 17th – 23rd

Posted July 17, 2014 by Sherri in Features, Giveaways / 41 Comments
Summer Reads Blog Hop: July 17th – 23rd

Summer’s in full swing! Come in out of the heat and check out our favorite Summer Reads! Each blog will feature their favorites and a giveaway so visit them all! Plus there’s a Grand Prize giveaway happening too! Welcome to the Urban Girl Reader stop of the Summer Reads Blog Hop!  We are super excited to be participating in this hop since one of our favorite things is lounging in the summertime reading a romance book.  There are awesome prizes on this blog tour.  There is a Grand Prize Package from donations made by participating blogs and then each participating blog is running their own giveaway.  So be sure to enter both giveaways below! The Grand Prize  Package will consist of two prizes.  The first will be for a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a second for a $30 Amazon Gift Card. The Urban Girl Reader Prize Package is open to US and Internationally […]

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Spring Fling Blog Hop – 4/3 to 4/6

Posted April 3, 2014 by Sherri in Features, Giveaways / 53 Comments
Spring Fling Blog Hop – 4/3 to 4/6

Welcome to the Urban Girl Reader stop of the Spring Fling Blog Hop!  We are super excited to be participating in this hop since it is our first time in hosting! Yea Us!!   We’ve joined with some super romance blogs for this special event and we have lots of awesome prizes to giveaway. The Prize Package is open to US and Internationally readers and a chance to win a new release romance book of your choice. In honor of the “Spring Fling” theme your book choice must be a book released during April 2014 and not exceed a $10 value.  Need help picking out a new adult romance release??  Check out Heroes and Heartbreakers.com or The Season E-Zine for some recommendations.  Be sure to tell us your selection in the comments as that is the mandatory entry in order to be able to win. Giveaway Rules Urban Girl Reader will be giving […]

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Sign Up for the Spring Fling Blog Hop!

Posted March 5, 2014 by Sherri in Features, Giveaways / 2 Comments
Sign Up for the Spring Fling Blog Hop!

Hop Participants: For everyone’s chance to win one of many prizes, you must stop by one of the participating blog hop stops (April 3rd– 6th 2014.) Each blogger or Author will offer a giveaway but there will also be a grand prize giveaway. To enter the grand prize giveaway readers must enter the Rafflecopter for the grand giveaway. You will be given the link to the grand prize rafflecopter to include with your post. We are offering one grand prize: a choice of either Barns and Noble or an Amazon $70.00 gift card. To enter your blog in the giveaway hop you must follow these rules. You simply add your email, name and blog link to the list. Please remember to cut and paste your link directly onto our sign up page and please double check your email addresses. If your email is not located on your site please either leave […]

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Best of 2013 Audiobook Blog Hop

Posted January 1, 2014 by Sherri in Features, Giveaways / 44 Comments
Best of 2013 Audiobook Blog Hop

Hi Everyone, Sherri here for this hop!!!  I was so excited to see this blog hop and thought it was perfect timing as we head into 2014.  The Best of 2013 Audiobook Blog Hop is where we highlight our favorite 3 audiobooks from 2013.  This hop is hosted by The Book Nympho, Hot Listens, and Geeky Bloggers Book Blog and it runs from Jan 1 2014 to Jan 15 2014. I had the hardest time narrowing down my choices but these five titles all had five star reviews from me in 2013 and that doesn’t happen when I don’t enjoy the narration.  When I went back through my titles I truly enjoyed the narration by these narrators (and the stories weren’t so bad also).  🙂 Here are my top 3 for the year…. Archangel’s Storm By Nalini Singh Narrated By Justine Eyre Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins Audio Thoughts: Justine’s unique voice adds […]

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Miracle Road Holiday Hop 11/1-11/10 #Free Books!

Posted October 31, 2013 by Sherri in Features, Giveaways / 0 Comments
Miracle Road Holiday Hop 11/1-11/10 #Free Books!

  Random House is hosting another giveaway hop!! Check out the details below, enter by filling out the widget, and then go blog hopping! Start your holiday’s off right and win Free books in our Miracle Holiday Hop Giveaway Perfect for fans of Robyn Carr and Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling author Emily March’s seventh book in the Eternity Springs series is a heartwarming story that celebrates the miracle and joy of love during the holidays. 10 Print copy Giveaways of Emily’s book – Miracle Road 5 Net Galley copies of Heating Up the Holidays Loveswept Anthology 5 Net Galley copies of Isn’t She Lovely by Lauren Layne and one Grand Prize – a complete print set of Eternity Springs a Rafflecopter giveaway Links:

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Trick or Treat Hop & Spotlight: Black and Blue by Gena Showalter

Posted October 24, 2013 by Sherri in Features, Giveaways / 1 Comment
Trick or Treat Hop & Spotlight: Black and Blue by Gena Showalter

HALLOWEEN HOP INSTRUCTIONS & RULES: Thank you for joining in Gena Showalter’s BLACK AND BLUE Trick or Treat Halloween Hop! The instructions and rules are easy! 1) Every day there will be 3 – 6 participating blogs. In order to enter the giveaway you must “Trick or Treat” at the participating blogs, see which candy the blog has posted and then enter the name of that candy into the Rafflecopter widget. 2) There is ONE MANDATORY blog PER DAY. In order to enter the giveaway, you must visit the mandatory blog of the day. You will receive 10 points for each mandatory blog entry. 3) Once you visit the mandatory blog of the day, you then have the choice of gaining extra points by visiting the “Optional” blogs for that day. You will get an extra 5 points for each optional blog you visit. Once you visit each blog, write […]

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Nancy Gideon’s Haunted Open House Giveaway Blog Hop

Posted October 22, 2013 by Sherri in Features, Giveaways / 61 Comments
Nancy Gideon’s Haunted Open House Giveaway Blog Hop

I’m proud to be participating in this Giveaway Hop hosted by Nancy Gideon. While you are here, take a moment to check out my other book giveaways that are listed at the top of my blog. They are wonderful books and worth a look!! There are 60 book blogs participating in the hop!!  The Haunted Open House Giveaway Blog Hop will be running from when its posted through October 31st. Links to all participating book blogs can be found at the bottom of this post.  A link will be posted at the top of my blog for ease in locating the post throughout the giveaway. Also, please take a moment to read the Contest Rules. Good luck to you all and go out and enjoy what is left of the Summer! The Giveaway This giveaway is a simple one. Your choice of a gift card up to $15 value to […]

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