Thursday, February 9, 2012

What Do I Get?

gift-boxHave you already got your loved one a Valentine’s gift? Do you have your gift picked out for your loved one to give you?

Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it. It may be a time for lovers to exchange gifts, but I think it’s also a good time to remember those who are special in our lives.

Books always make great gifts for any occasion. With that in mind I’d like to share some pre-Valentine’s Day specials a couple of publishers are offering. In addition, another publisher is offering a special just for authors. While this first special is aimed at authors, we as readers benefit in the long run. The more authors and places to find them, the more books there are for us to read.

CeleryTree has a special going on right nobothw where authors can join for free, which is a $35 value. Each author sets their own price for books on CeleryTree, so there are always some pretty good deals available. 

CeleryTree is a place readers can purchase books and support authors, many of which they have meet through blogging. 

Istoria Books announces that author Jerri Corgiat’s award-winning romance, SING ME HOME, is FREE today, Feb. 9, and tomorrow, Feb. 10, at Amazon’s Kindle store.

SingMeHomeFINALOriginally published by Penguin’s Signet imprint, SING ME HOME is the touching story of a “bad boy” country music singer who turns his life around to win custody of his children but ends up losing his heart to a small-town widow unimpressed with his riches and stardom. 

SING ME HOME has been awarded the Best Contemporary Novel With Romantic Elements award by RT Bookclub Magazine, Award of Excellence in the debut novel category from Reviewers International Organization (RIO), finalist in the Holt Medallion's mainstream/ single title category, and one of Pat Rouse’s Romance Top Picks List for 2004.

Sourcebooks is offering 12 titles, both romance fiction and romance non-fiction, at special discounts. The books can be viewed on their special page. Please pay special attention to the prices as they vary from FREE up to $2.99 and the promotion last until Feb. 15. Readers can always receive the latest information about Sourcebooks’ eBooks deals by checking their eBook deals page

LUCKY IN LOVE by Carolyn Brownimage002
Promotional Price: FREE 
Category: Contemporary Cowboy Romance
When hunky rancher "Lucky Beau" Luckadeau accuses spitfire Milli Torres of stealing his prize bull, she promptly shoots at him, triggering a feud that only gets resolved when they discover they share a steamy hot memory from a night long ago... 
It was a night of passion that has always haunted Lucky. The mysterious beauty he seduced at a cousin's wedding disappeared. He's always been lucky at cards, lucky with cattle, and lucky with land, but he's never been lucky in love. 
Now Milli Torres has come to southern Oklahoma to help out on her grandfather's ranch. A cut fence and a big, mean Angus bull in the pasture are bad enough, but then she looks up and sees Beau Luckadeau. Great God Almighty, how did he get from Louisiana to Ardmore, Oklahoma, and what in the hell is she going to do if he recognizes her? 
image00350 WAYS TO HEX YOUR LOVER by Linda Wisdom
Promotional Price: FREE
Category: Paranormal Romance
Jazz can’t decide whether to scorch him with a fireball or jump into bed with him.
Jasmine Tremaine, a witch who can’t stay out of trouble. 
Nikolai Gregorivich, a drop-dead gorgeous vampire cop on the trail of a serial killer. 
The sizzling love affair between Jazz and Nick has been off-again, on-again—for about 300 years. Mostly off, lately. But now Nick needs Jazz’s help, and while Jazz and Nick try to figure out their own hearts and resist their ever-increasing attraction, they must steer clear of a maniacal killer with super-supernatural powers. They are surrounded by a hilarious cast of oddball paranormal characters, including Irma, the chain-smoking ghost who haunts Jazz’s sports car, Dweezil, her ghoul of a boss, and Fluff and Puff, a pair of bunny slippers with sharp teeth and short tempers (watch your ankles)! 

image004THE GREATEST LOVE ON EARTH by Mary Ellen Dennis
Promotional Price: $1.99 
Category: Historical Romance  
He’s fearless, except when it comes to Calliope Kelley…
Nothing could shake the courage of lion tamer Brian O’Connor, until the circus is threatened and the love of his life deserts him… 
Danger, drama, dazzling excitement are her world…
Bold, beautiful Calliope Kelley would jump through flaming hoops to protect her father’s circus. But when disaster strikes and Calliope loses everything, she knows she must build brand new dreams… 
Torn apart and betrothed to others, a twist of fate brings Brian and Calliope back under the bigtop, where together they’ll walk the high-wire to see if great loves turn to ashes or rekindle to burn brightly forever… 
image005THE FIRE LORD’S LOVER by Kathryne Kennedy
Promotional Price: $1.99 
Category: Fantasy Romance 
If his powers are discovered, his father will destroy him…
In a magical land ruled by ruthless Elven lords, the Fire Lord’s son Dominic Raikes plays a deadly game to conceal his growing might from his malevolent father—until his arranged bride awakens in him passions he thought he had buried forever… 
Unless his fiancée kills him first…
Lady Cassandra has been raised in outward purity and innocence, while secretly being trained as an assassin. Her mission is to bring down the Elven Lord and his champion son. But when she gets to court she discovers that nothing is what it seems, least of all the man she married… 
Then Dominic and Cassandra together uncover an unspeakable evil, one that threatens the destruction of the magical realm they would give their souls to save… 
Promotional Price: $1.99
Category: Contemporary Romance 
A modern love story with a Jane Austen twist…
Marine biologist Cassie Boulton has no patience when a modern-day Mr. Darcy appears in her lab on Cape Cod. Proud, aloof Calder Westing III is the scion of a famous political family, while Cassie’s success is hard-won in spite of a shameful family history. 
When their budding romance is brutally thwarted, both by his family and by hers, Calder tries to set things right by rewriting the two of them in the roles of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice…but will Cassie be willing to supply the happy ending? 
Promotional Price: $2.99 
Category: Relationships (Non-Fiction)
Take a dashing hero with a heart of gold and a mullet of awesome. Add a heroine with a bustle and the will to kick major butt. Then include enough contrivances to keep them fighting while getting them alone and possibly without key pieces of clothing, and what do you have? A romance novel. What else? Enough lessons about life, love, and everything in between to help you with your own happily-ever-after. 
Lessons like...
* Romance means believing you are worthy of a happy ending.
* Learning to tell the prince from the frog.
* Real-life romance is still alive and kicking.
* No matter how bad it is, at least you haven’t been kidnapped by a Scottish duke (probably). 
1001 WAYS TO BE ROMANTIC by Gregory J.P.image008 Godek
Promotional Price: $2.99 
Category: Relationships (Non-Fiction)  
More Romantic than Ever! 
Sure, you could buy some roses.
Yes, you could cook an elegant romantic dinner.
Of course, you could give a heart-shaped box of chocolates. 
But sometimes you want to do more than that. Sometimes you want to show just how much you really care, how much passion you really feel, and how much more your partner means to you than absolutely anything else. 
Packed with unique suggestions, easy gestures, and thoughtful gift ideas, 1001 WAYS TO BE ROMANTIC is “worth memorizing” (Boston Herald). More than one and a half million people have used this book to kick up the fun and romance, making it a modern classic and #1 national bestseller. It’s a must-have for anyone, in any relationship, who wants to spark some more love in their lives.
IT WAS LOVE WHEN… by Robert K. Elder
ItWasLoveWhenCVR.inddPromotional Price: $2.99 
Category: Relationships (Non-Fiction)  
He told me I was a penguin: "tiny, adorable, and loved by everyone."
It may be after three days together, or after three months-it's that moment when it all falls together. From heartfelt declarations to all-knowing smiles, IT WAS LOVE WHEN.. captures that moment when love is just beginning.
I thought to myself, "I love him more than Spider-Man loves Mary Jane."
I was looking through his iTunes when I realized that our playlists were nearly identical.
Suddenly he turned off the lights and told me to look up at the ceiling. Glow-in-the-dark stars covered the entire ceiling, spelling out "I love you."

Both addictive and heartwarming, IT WAS LOVE WHEN .. is a freeze frame of that moment when you realize that you're truly, completely in love.
LOVE BY THE NUMBERS by Glynis McCantsLoveByNumbers_PB_CVR.indd
Promotional Price: $2.99 
Category: Relationships (Non-Fiction) 
The love you have always desired is in the Numbers…
International bestselling author and media sensation Glynis McCants created this exciting guide to love through the power of Numerology because she believes that the greatest gift one can receive is that of true and lasting love. The secret is in understanding you and your partner by the Numbers, and gaining the insights you need to keep your love thriving!
Glynis' celebrated system is a contemporary spin on the ancient Science of Numerology that is easy to use and amazingly accurate. She'll teach you the simple way to create a Numerology Blueprint that reveals what kind of mate would fulfill your—or a potential mate's—innermost needs and desires.
If you're single, you'll learn how to pick the right partner from the start! If you're in a relationship that's lost its spark, you'll have the information you need to reignite the passionate love you once had. With LOVE BY THE NUMBERS as your guide, you can ensure that your love relationship stays healthy, satisfying, and on track for a lifetime.
PLEASE NOTE: The last three titles listed are adult in nature.

269 AMAZING SEX TIPS AND TRICKS FOR HIM by Anne Hooper and Phillip Hodson
Promotional Price: $2.99
Category: Sex (Non-Fiction)
A saucy new edition of the perennial seller, with fresh photography and updated content, from sex guru Anne Hooper (more than 1.75 million sex books sold). Everything is covered (or should we say "uncovered") from head to toe and beyond, for the most mind-blowing sex you've ever had! 269 AMAZING SEX TIPS AND TRICKS FOR HIM gives men everything they need to be an amazing lover and to turn on and satisfy their woman.
269 AMAZING SEX TIPS AND TRICKS FOR HER by Anne Hooper and Phillip Hodson
Promotional Price: $2.99
Category: Sex (Non-Fiction)
A saucy new edition of the perennial seller, with fresh photography and updated content, from sex guru Anne Hooper (more than 1.75 million sex books sold). Everything is covered (or should we say "uncovered") from head to toe and beyond, for the most mind-blowing sex you've ever had! 269 AMAZING SEX TIPS AND TRICKS FOR HER gives women all the details on how to please their man and make their sex life amazingly satisfying.
Promotional Price: $2.99 
Category: Sex (Non-Fiction)
You don't have to have aspirations to stardom or want any more audience than your own special guy. This guide will show women how to get rid of inhibitions and find new ways to be beautiful and sexy with over 100 mind-blowing tips, tricks and games. Tips and advice cover every aspect of sexual behavior to build a woman's confidence and make her feel like a true sex goddess.

I hope I’ve sparked an interest for at least one book. Who says we can’t give ourselves a gift for Valentine’s Day? Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. Mason - Thanks for sharing all of these specials. Such a variety of ways to look at romance and love!

  2. I'd comment on the last three but that might get me in trouble!

  3. Margot, you are so right there is a variety of ways to look at romance and love.

    Alex, now you've made us curious. :)

  4. I gave myself a Sony E-Reader for my birthday. So now, I can download the books that aren't available near my rural area of the province of Quebec.
    What a choice you displayed for us Mason, thanks.


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