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Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Sunday Salon... The Blogoversary Celebration continues with a BIG ROMANCE GIVEAWAY!

And the Romance Bundle Giveaway Winner is...
Congrats on winning a fabulous bundle of books! And THANK YOU to EVERYONE who joined in on the fun by Following, Tweeting & Blogging about the Giveaway!

It has been some week here on the east coast with amazing amounts of snow and ice at the beginning of the week and by yesterday the temperatures were back up in the 40's. There's more snow to come and hopefully spring will be right around the corner from there! So what do you do when you're snowbound?! Curling up with a good book sounds good doesn't it?! How about some sizzling romances?!

The Blogoversary Celebration continues! I want to thank everyone who has stopped by here and sent along their congratulations for my first blogging year! It really means so much to read everyone's good wishes! I hope you are all enjoying the giveaways! Don't be shy - Enter them ALL!! There will be a giveaway-a-day until Thursday!

The Celebration continues today with a BIG Romance Giveaway! Something to warm you up during these cold winter days! Pocket Books and Simon & Schuster joins in on the celebration by sponsoring an amazing BUNDLE of romance paperbacks! We're talking about a bundle of FIVE romances by some of today's hottest romance writers! And one lucky person is going to win them all! This is a special giveaway for Chick with Books Follower's! Before we get to how to enter, let's read a little about the books in the giveaway...

Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux... Jocelyn Minton is a woman torn between two worlds. Her mother grew up attending private schools and afternoon teas, but she married the local handyman. After her mother died when Joce was only five years old, her father remarried into his own class, and Joce became an outsider -- until she met Edilean Harcourt. Although she was sixty years Joce's senior, Miss Edi was a kindred soul who understood her like no one else ever had.

When Miss Edi passes away, she leaves Joce all her worldly possessions, including an eighteenth-century house and a letter with clues to a mystery that began in 1941. In the letter, Miss Edi also mentions that she has found the perfect man for Joce -- a handsome young lawyer. Joce is shocked to learn that the mystery, the house, and the future love of her life are all in Edilean, a small town in Virginia that Miss Edi never told her about. You can read more about Jude Deveraux and Lavender Morning at Simon & Schuster. You can also listen to an excerpt from the audiobook there!

A Highlander's Destiny by Melissa Mayhue... When the worlds of Mortal and Fae collide, the magic of true love is put to the test.

JESSE CORYELL is a man adrift in life, searching for his destiny. He doesn't trust women; too many have chased him for his money and power. He's tried to lose himself in his work, taking on the worst mankind has to offer, but as a Guardian and Fae descendent, what he really needs is to find his true love. When he sets out to help a mysterious woman find her sister, what he gets is much more than he bargained for, battling an undeniable attraction to his sexy new client while fighting to save her life and rescue her sister. Learn more about Melissa Mayhue and A Highlander's Destiny at Melissa Mayhue's website! You can also read an excerpt of A Highlander's Destiny there!

The Truth About Lord Stoneville by Sabrina Jeffries... The oldest of the scandalous Sharpes—five hell-raising siblings tainted still by the gossip surrounding the “accidental” deaths of their parents two decades ago-—Oliver Sharpe, the Marquess of Stoneville, like his brothers and sisters, has lived life on his own terms. In his case, as an unrepentant rakehell. Or so life had played out until Grandmother Hetty got a bee in her bonnet. Now the five Sharpe siblings face a daunting ultimatum: Marry by year’s end—or kiss their inheritance good-bye.

Oliver vows to fulfill the bargain in true Sharpe style—by bringing home a fake fiancĂ© from a brothel! But his scheme backfires when he foils a robbery and rescues an American beauty instead. Maria Butterfield came to London to find her missing fiancĂ©, but her prior engagement won’t stop Oliver from getting what he wants: Maria in his bed. His rebellious charade may just call Hetty’s bluff, but not before it become all too real—stirring up a love that tempts him to be a hellion no more. Learn more about Sabrina Jeffries and The Truth About Lord Stoneville at Sabrina Jeffries website. You can read an excerpt there too!

The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet by Colleen McCullough... Everyone knows the story of Elizabeth and Jane Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. But what about their sister Mary? At the conclusion of Jane Austen's classic novel, Mary, bookish, awkward, and by all accounts, unmarriageable, is sentenced to a dull, provincial existence in the backwaters of Britain. Now, master storyteller Colleen McCullough rescues Mary from her dreary fate with The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet, a page-turning sequel set twenty years after Austen's novel closes. The story begins as the neglected Bennet sister is released from the stultifying duty of caring for her insufferable mother. Though many would call a woman of Mary's age a spinster, she has blossomed into a beauty to rival that of her famed sisters. Her violet eyes and perfect figure bewitch the eligible men in the neighborhood, but though her family urges her to marry, romance and frippery hold no attraction. Instead, she is determined to set off on an adventure of her own. Fired with zeal by the newspaper letters of the mysterious Argus, she resolves to publish a book about the plight of England's poor. Plunging from one predicament into another, Mary finds herself stumbling closer to long-buried secrets, unanticipated dangers, and unlooked-for romance. Read more about The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet at Simon & Schuster. And while you're there you can browse through the book too!

Bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran... Silver-tongued Viscount Sanburne is London's favorite scapegrace. Alas, Lydia Boyce has no interest in being charmed. When his latest escapade exposes a plot to ruin her family, she vows to handle it herself, as she always has done. Certainly she requires no help from a too-handsome dilettante whose main achievement is being scandalous. But Sanburne's golden charisma masks a sharper mind and darker history than she realizes. He shocks Lydia by breaking past her prim facade to the woman beneath...and the hidden fire no man has ever recognized. But as she follows him into a world of intrigue, she will learn that the greatest danger lies within -- in the shadowy, secret motives of his heart. You can learn more about Meredith Duran AND read an excerpt of Bound by Your Touch at Meredith Duran's website!

One lucky person will win one paperback copy of each of the above romances! A Big Thank You to Sarah of Pocket Books and Simon & Schuster for joining in on the festivities! So, here's how to enter...

*First, You MUST be a Follower to enter this particular giveaway! Not a follower yet? No problem, sign up by clicking on the 'followers" button on the sidebar to the left! Just let me know you became a new follower! And everyone who was following Chick with Books prior to today, will get an extra entry!

*Leave me a comment with your email address.

*Blog or Tweet about this giveaway and leave me a link to get another entry!

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (No PO boxes). The books will be shipped to the winners directly from the publisher. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on Feb. 28th. I will randomly pick the winner the next day and email them! (please check your emails!) Good Luck! And have fun!!

Next sunday, the Sunday Salon will be back with Books with Buzz...


Sharon said...

What a great giveaway! I like the sound of all 5 books. In face two of them are already on my wish list! Thanks for this chance!


Sharon said...

I blogged it!

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway ! Please count me in (I already follow ;-).

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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BurtonReview said...

This IS a perfect giveaway for a yucky weekend cure! Please enter me & I am a previous follower.
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Harvee said...

Wonderful books for someone I know. Please count me in.

I'm already a follower.

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throuthehaze said...

Great giveaway!

Already a follower :)

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scottsgal said...

What a great selection of books - please count me in

I already follow

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Esme said...

Happy Bloggiversary.

No need to enter me I am miles behind in my reading.

Laura @ A Jane of All Reads said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in. Already a stalker!


Heidi V said...

What a collection! Thanks for the chance..already a follower.

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Gaby317 said...

These look so fun! Please count me in.

I'm a new follower.

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Posted a link to your contest on my blog's sidebar

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Retweeted about the contest here

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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What wonderful books! I love Jude Devereaux, but haven't read Lavendar Morning!

My Salon:

mountie9 said...

Excellent set of books for a prize, put me down for a chance. I am a follower from before today

Tweeted at:

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rubynreba said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the chance to win these great books!

I am already a follower.


fredamans said...

I am a follower, and gladly too!


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cheryl c said...

Happy Blogoversary! Nice collection of romance novels.:-)

"old" follower!

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chey said...

What wonderful books!

I already follow

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Linda Kish said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I am a GFC follower

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couponmom said...

This is amazing giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win

i follow you

couponmom said...

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Anonymous said...

This is a great give away! I would love to win these books! They sound awesome! Please enter me!

I am a follower!


sphinx63 said...

These all look great! Thanks for the chance. I'm a follower.

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Jane said...

Great giveaway.

I'm already a follower.

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Michele said...

what a nice collection of books, please enter me.

Jeanne C. said...

Great giveaway! I'm already a follower! And, congrats on the blogoversary!
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madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

Happy Blogoversary!

This is an awesome book giveaway. each book looks great!

I'm already an old followed on GFC as Ally +1 extra entry.

Thanks for the chance

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Helen said...

Just dropping by to say hello and congratulations. Your blog is just as wonderful as ever.


CrystalGB said...

Great giveaway. These books sound good.
I am a follower.


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Jennifer said...

Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway!


Jennifer said...

I'm a follower!


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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, doll, despite the raging temptation. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love to be entered. Thanks!

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Carol said...

I forgot to mention above that I am a follower and should have signed in from google, so here that is.

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Anonymous said...

My kind of books! I would be ecstatic to win! Enter me please.

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couponmom said...

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Miss Haley said...

I'd love to enter! i'm a new follower

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Anonymous said...

please enter me in the giveway.

Thank you.


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Emma said...

A wonderful list of books. I'm a new follower.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Already following Chick with Books with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}] -- I'd love to read these :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Nancye said...

Great giveaway!! I am an old Follower via Google Friend Connect.

Thanks for the chance.

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CherylS22 said...

What a great set of books! Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

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CherylS22 said...

I'm already a follower in GFC
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Thuy said...

I need a little romance in my non-romantic life right now. :)
The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet sounds really interesting.
I love to be enter. Thanks!

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justpeachy36 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

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