Are you excited about Valentine’s Day? The authors at Chick Lit Chat HQ are, and we know quite a bit about romance, not to mention gorgeous guys and swoon-worthy storylines, which is why we’ve put together a fun-filled event that celebrates all these wonderful things.
That’s right, book lovers, it’s time for the Sweet Treats & Yummy Reads Hop! Starting February 12th, 40+ Chick Lit and RomCom authors will be throwing a fabulous, Valentine-themed bash on Facebook and each of us will be offering a GIVEAWAY–books, gift cards, author swag, and lots of other wonderful prizes will be up for grabs!
But wait, there’s more! You know we have the “yummy reads” covered (this group is nothing if not crazy talented), but what about the “sweet treats”? Hold on to your hats, peeps, because CLC HQ has outdone itself this time. We’ll be giving away not one, not two, but THREE Grand Prizes for this hop and each of those lucky winners will receive a 6-pack of Wicked Good Cupcakes!* And the best news of all? You get to choose your own sinfully delicious flavors. (Commence happy dance now.)
So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Sweet Treats & Yummy Reads Hop on Facebook and join the group page where you can meet and chat with fellow readers, as well as some of the most popular authors in your favorite genres, plus find the lists of participating authors and enter to win one of the Grand Prizes. We look forward to seeing you there!
*Wicked Good Cupcakes only ships to destinations in the United States, so the Grand Prize portion of this hop will not be open to international entrants. However, the 40+ individual author giveaways will be open internationally.
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I’ve teamed up with 15 other romance authors to give one lucky reader a chance to win a MASSIVE $160 Amazon gift card. Imagine all the books this money could buy! 😉
All you have to do to take part is follow each participating author on BookBub!
1. Register for your FREE BookBub account.
2. Follow all of us on BookBub!
ES Carter – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/e-s-carter
Fabiola Francisco – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/fabiola-francisco
K. J. Farnham – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/k-j-farnham
Melanie L. Moreland – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/melanie-moreland
Alexandria Bishop – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/alexandria-bishop
Mae Wood – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/mae-wood
Kate Sterritt – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/kate-sterritt
BL Berry – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/b-l-berry
Claire Marta – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/claire-marta
Loriana Cappello – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/loriana-cappello
Jane Harvey-Berrick, Author – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/jane-harvey-berrick
B. Cranford – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/b-cranford
Alyson Santos – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/alyson-santos
Anne Conley – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/anne-conley
Roisin Black – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/roisin-black
Bibi Paterson – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/bibi-paterson
3. Complete the registration form.
Hey, book lovers! Remember those summer reading programs from when we were kids? You would read a certain number of books and get a pizza. Or maybe if you completed a list of books you received a certificate and a prize from the librarian. Why should the fun end just because we’re adults? Join us this summer for the inaugural Romantic Summer Reading Challenge!
Now through midnight (CDT) September 4, read all ten books on our reading list to win prizes. This year’s featured books include:
How does it work? When you finish each book on the list, leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads. Then, once you are done with all ten, copy the links on the ENTRY FORM, complete the rest of the information, and submit it. After September 4, everyone who completes the challenge will receive a free ebook from one of the authors’ backlist. You will also be entered in the drawing for a chance to win one of ten prize packages created by the authors (valued at $20 each) and the grand prize of a $100 Amazon gift card. (No purchase necessary to win. Prize packages limited to U.S. residents only this year.)
What if you’ve already read one (or more) of the books on this list? It still counts. Just post your review and share the link on the form. If this sounds like fun way to discover new authors, score a free book, and enter for a chance to win prizes, please join us! You can also follow the Facebook page, which will include author takeovers that give you a chance to interact with authors and other readers throughout the summer.
Display this graphic on your website or use it as your profile pic on Facebook to let all of your bookish friends know you’re a 2017 Summer Reading Challenge participant!
SPECIAL VALENTINE’S GIVEAWAY FOR BOOK BLOGGERS
Hey, book bloggers! I’ve teamed up with a group of amazing authors to shower you with some love! We’re giving away some books and inviting you to receive exclusive emails.
Be the first to get information on sales, new releases, and ARC sign ups plus enter to win a signed book from three different authors. Fourteen winners will be chosen at random!
This giveaway is just a small thank you to all the book bloggers out there. We couldn’t do this without you! ❤
Here’s your chance to win TWENTY signed paperbacks, each shipped to you directly from the following authors!
Jane Harvey-Berrick, Cassie Leigh, Bibi Paterson, Morgan Reeves, E.S. Carter, Calista Smith, Zeia Jameson, L.M. Cappello, Megan Green, Donna Alam, K.A. Sterritt, Corrissa James, Paige. P. Horne, Yessi Smith, Anne Conley, C.A. Ellis, Melissa Christopherson, K.D. Carrillo, Roisin Black and yours truly ❤
All you have to do is say “Yes!” to finding out more about each of these amazing authors by clicking HERE to sign up for their newsletters.
IF YOU WIN, you take the lot!
That’s TWENTY signed paperbacks direct to your door!
*Open internationally. The winner will be chosen by Random.org on August 24, and each author will send her signed paperback. Refer a friend for double entry!
I am honored to be participating in my first indieBRAG Blog Hop. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our readers! My indieBRAG approved novel is called Click Date Repeat. While CDR is a contemporary romance novel, I have to be honest, I’m not a very romantic person. As a result, it’s laced with awkward, often humorous, moments.
In honor of the hop, I’m sharing a scene when an embarrassing Chloe moment is morphed into a butterfly-worthy encounter. Enjoy!
Excerpt from Click Date Repeat: NiceGuy26
“Chloe, do you mind if I use the restroom real quick? I’ll just be a minute.”
“No, not at all. How about if I wait for you by the hostess station?”
“Sounds great. See you in a bit.” He slowly lets go of my hand so that our fingertips linger together for a second.
Still thinking about the way his fingers felt laced through mine, I watch as Sean walks to the bathroom. Then I begin to wonder what to expect next. Will we talk more in the foyer before saying goodbye? Is he going to try to give me a hug or maybe even a kiss? Should I invite him to the Home Bar?
Chloe? Is that you? My thoughts are interrupted by a vaguely familiar voice. I look to my left and see a former student teacher of one of my colleagues.
“Renee! How are you?”
“Wonderful! How are you? I heard from Stacey that you’re getting ready to work on your thesis. How awesome! What is your research going to be about?”
“I’m doing a comparative analysis of direct instruction versus balanced literacy.”
“Oh, cool.” Her response is not very convincing.
“What about you? You’re teaching high school geography, right?” I already know the answer to this question because Stacey–the cooperative teacher Renee worked with at my school–already told me. She also filled me in on the fact that Renee had been messing around with her very own student teacher and that her marriage is on the rocks because of it.
“Yeah, I love teaching at the high school level. Little ones just aren’t up my alley, I guess.” She shrugs.
Finally, Sean returns, but he doesn’t seem to realize I’m talking to Renee. “Ready to go?”
Renee clears her throat to get Sean’s attention. Then she raises her eyebrows at me. “Are you going to introduce me to your friend?”
“Of course! Renee, this is Sam. Sam, Renee. She did some of her student teaching at my school last year.”
My face becomes hot. Did I just call him Sam?
My fear is confirmed when Sean extends his hand to Renee and introduces himself. “Hi. I’m Sean.”
Renee shakes his hand. “Nice to meet you.” She gives me a confused sideways glance.
I want to die right then and there, but I have no such luck. Instead, I am forced to wrap up my conversation with Renee and endure an awkward trip out to the parking lot with Sean. As we walk, I prepare myself for an uncomfortable goodbye and wonder if he might even keep walking straight to his car without ever making eye contact with me again. But when I muster enough nerve to look at him, he is smiling at me.
I try to apologize. “I am so . . . ” But Sean interrupts.
He extends a hand and says, “Hi. It’s nice to meet you. My name is Sean. What’s yours?”
I let out a sigh of relief as I take his hand. His grip is tight for a second and then he releases me, pulling me in for a hug. Then he whispers in my ear. “You do know you’re going to have to learn my name in order for us to go on another date, right?
The warmth of his breath and the sound of his voice gives me butterflies. Finally. Online dating might finally be paying off.
For a chance to win a signed copy of Click Date Repeat, click HERE to subscribe to my newsletter. And if you’d like, comment below with a Valentine’s Day memory or an embarrassing dating moment. The winner will be notified by email on February 29. Thank you for participating!
Now hop on over to author VL Thurman’s website for a chance to win a copy of her book, The Dating Dilemmas of Delilah Dunnfield.
Wait! There’s more:
Once you’ve made it through the entire hop, visit the indieBRAG website for a chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card!
Hop Schedule and Details:
- The hop starts February 13 and ends on February 26.
- Each author participating in the indieBRAG Valentine Blog Hop is giving away a paperback or ebook, so be sure you visit every website to enter all the giveaways.
- After you’ve visited each author’s site, go to the indieBRAG website to enter for your chance to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!
- Winners will be announced on February 29.
- You must be 18 years or older to participate.
- Winners have 48 hours to claim prizes or new winners will be chosen.
The lovely Hilary Grossman (author of Plan Bea and Dangled Carat) is hosting a MASSIVE giveaway event. If you are a lover of women’s fiction and chick lit, you must check it out!
Make sure you visit BOTH so you can enter to win all 44 books!
AL Wadington | Amy Gettinger | Andrea Murray | Becky Monson | Cat Lavoie | Christine Ardigo | Corbin Lewars | Dahlia Salvatore | Erin Cawood | Gynis Astie | Hilary Grossman | JC Miller | Jenn Farwell | Jennifer Silvec | Jenny Gardiner | Kandi Wyatt | KJ Farnham | Laura Chapman | Maggie Van Well | Martha Reynolds | Meredith Schorr | Rachel Thompson | Rich Amooi | Samantha March | Scarlett Darkwood | SK Wills | Stacey Ballis | Suzy Jay | TB Markinson | Vicki Lesage
*This event ends on January 23 at 1 pm EST.
It’s time to start the party!
One of the biggest issues facing Indie authors today is getting reviews for their self-published books.
Jo Michaels holds an event each year in December to remedy the lack of reviews and to give readers a chance to win great prizes while discovering new authors.
It’s a huge pitch fest!
Last year, authors from all over joined in to pitch their books and win sales and reviews. Not just from Jo, but from tons of readers and bloggers attending the event.
At the core of the event is a huge giveaway for an iPad mini! This benefits all readers because they have a great new way to take their books on the go with any e-reader app.
If you want to get in on the pitch fest, head on over to Jo’s blog right now and read the rules on this page!
There are daily giveaways of gift cards, e-books, signed books, and tons of other goodies! Be sure to check out the books the authors are pitching, too!
The FIRST EVER Indie Author Book Swap is happening right now on Instagram!
17 authors are giving you the chance to #win each other’s books. Join the Hop for a chance to win a copy of Click Date Repeat!
Participating authors include:
Alexandria Bishop, Brooke Blaine, Calista Smith, ES Carter, Gina Sheldon, Hilaria Alexander, Jodie Larson, Karen Ferry, KA Sterritt, KJ Farnham, Kristann Monaghan, Lauren McKellar, Mariah Dietz, Megan Green, Morgan Reeves, Teagan Hunter, Zeia Jameson
Start the hop by doing the following:
- Go to your Instagram page. (Or create an account if you don’t already have one!)
- Follow @authorkjfarnham.
- Like my #InstaHopBookSwap post.
- Comment on the post.
- Hop to the next author’s page.
For additional entries, but not required, tag some bookie friends to join in and repost the above image with the hashtag #InstaHopBookSwap.
Winners will be chosen on Thursday, October 29. Good luck!