Monday, August 11, 2014

Release round-up giveaway with hunky quiz component!!

Yee-hah! It's time for a random roundup of books released in the last few weeks that I feel excited about; some are from pals, some I'm just excited about from afar.

Do you want to win one?
There is a quiz at the end for you to take.

You can choose from these possible prizes if you get the quiz right: 

First up for grabs: a historical! I love the sound of this one and it's getting great reviews. Damian, Earl of Windermere, rues the day he drunkenly gambled away his family's estate and was forced into marriage to reclaim it. Now, after hiding out from his new bride for a year, Damian is finally called home, only to discover that his modest bride has become an alluring beauty—and rumor has it that she's taken a lover. 
Links and more info here. 

Next up: Losing It, a fabulous new adult contemporary by Audra North. I could not resist this setup, full of long hidden secrets, a heroine who must track down an elusive landowner to save her place from foreclosure, and an accidental encounter of who’s that sleeping in my bed that turns into a night of hot sex. Yeah!!

I am all kinds of crazy about Sherry Thomas. This just came out and I am saving it like yummy chocolate. According to Kirkus: "This historical romance doubles as an adventure story about two travelers in China who fall in love, only to discover that they're on opposite sides in a political chess game."  This one goes with a prequel novella (just 99 cents right now!)

Marked: Hostage rescue team #1 by Kaylea Cross!! The heroine is on a terrorist’s most wanted list…and an old flame is the one who can saver he!!  Kaylea is amazing in how great her suspense and action details are, and her characters have this lovely toughness. A new series to totally jump on...or win from me if you answer the question below correctly and get randomly chosen. 

I'm super excited about Shelley Ann Clark’s book that just came out. I love books with musicians. I love books about damaged heroes and heroines finding their way to one another. And this.. “The words ‘Yes, ma’am’ have never been as electric as they are in Have Mercy, deployed by Clark’s sharp and clever pen.”—RT Book Reviews

I so loved galpal Amber Lin's pirate one in this series and this one sounds even better – a woman abandoned by her husband--he has a dark secret, let's just say. She transforms herself in his absence, fighting the good fight. Can he win her back?

This exciting paranormal, by my friend and cohort Katie contains a super yummy hero: Drake is an ancient dragon shifter, one of the most powerful beings in existence, but a millennium trapped in utter darkness has left him ill-equipped for modern society. Draaaaaake!!! 

By pal and partner in crime Jeffe, and this thing is awesome! The heroine is a game designer hiding and working under a secret identity…the hero is a dirty minded reporter. OMG so good!!  With one of my favorite recent endings in all of bookdom.

Billionaire playboy needs a fake date to get his mother off his back. He picks his best friend’s executive assistant, a woman disillusioned by romance. Seriously I can never get enough of fake date plots and this one really delivers. 

How to win your choice of one of these: 

TWO winners get to choose one ebook each from the list above.
RULES: to be entered, you must answer the following quiz correctly:
  1. Who is more awesome? Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man or Stephen Arnell as Arrow? 
  2. You do NOT have to say what book you would choose as your prize. Just the quiz answer!  

So, what do you think? Yes, there is a right answer. Both of them are fabulous, I will admit, but one is MORE FABULOUS!!!!

Good luck!!! Contest closes sometime Saturday afternoon CST, 8/16/2014


Anonymous said...

There is no right answer. Both are... equally scrumptious. To choose between them would be mean. They're also equally involved with the fans, maybe Stephen some more but... gah. Nope. Not going to choose. I want to have them both.

Robin Driscoll said...

Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man

rissatoo said...

RDJ - there is NO other acceptable answer!

azteclady said...

Robert Downey Jr.

Hands down.

The man is the part.

Paris said...

This is a super tricky question for me because I love them both, but here is my lengthy answer, lol. I've always thought that Robert Downey Jr was the perfect pick for Iron Man. He is Tony Stark. Top that off with just how great RDJ is as a's a win all the way around.

Stephen Amell is very, very pretty. At first, I wasn't sold with him as Oliver Queen. He was too stiff and that long hair from the island...yuck. But as the seasons have progressed, I'm now 100% on board and I can't think of anyone else I'd rather have in the role. And the man is so freaking great with his fans.

Now, the question was who's better in their respective roles and unfortunately, that's an easy answer. RDJ has much better writing to work with, so I think he gets an easy win. Plus, the other actors he works with are amazing. Stephen gets decent writing, some of it brilliant, but some of the actors he works with I just don't feel the same chemistry (I'm looking at you, actress that plays Sarah).

Anonymous said...

I love them both but I am really on an Arrow / Stephen Amell kick lately.

Ren said...

RDJ as Iron Man :)
Simply because I just watch Iron Man, lol!

(I wish I can provide another answer :P)

Carolyn Crane said...

These are all very fabulous answers! I love seeing these.

And Paris, I love your analysis!! And, SO TRUE about Sarah!! Wtf!! and yes, that show has just ramped up in quality so much Great point about the writing.

azteclady said...

If I can elaborate?

The actor who plays Arrow is simply too young looking, his feature too unmarked by living (hard or otherwise) to convince me he is Arrow.

Robert Downey Jr's face, demeanor, delivery...he owns the part, he is Tony Stark and consequently Iron Man. I don't feel like I'm suspending my disbelief with him, I'm just seeing reality.

Does this make sense?

Anonymous said...

Azteclady - oh, wow, that is some really strong reasoning!! You are really making this case...

~Carolyn Crane

azteclady said...

(not like I've ever thought about it or anything, right?)