Friday, July 23, 2010

Got Books? Contest ***CLOSED***

I am so pleased to be taking part in the first ever Got Books? Event! You can find out more about the event and see who is participating here and here is a brief description of the event:
So what is it all about?

This is a celebration about books, but more so for the bloggers that help tell the world about them. Where did you find out about your latest read? The store...a website...the about a book blog? Chances are if you are online or have a book blog yourself, some of your future reads came from your fellow bloggers. Whether given a glowing review or something a bit more critical, the post drew your attention and made you want to find out more. This event is to celebrate book bloggers round the world by shining a light on their efforts, spreading the word about their sites for future follows on your reading rounds, and have a little contest fun along the way!
For my part I would like to offer the winner of my contest their choice of one of the two best books I have read this summer.

The Search by Nora Roberts -- Most readers of romance or romantic suspense are familiar with this author. I thought this was an excellent example of her style.
To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life-a quaint house on an island off Seattle's coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescues. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare...

Several years ago, Fiona was the only survivor of the Red Scarf serial killer, who shot and killed Fiona's cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.

On Orcas Island, Fiona found the peace and solitude she needed to rebuild her life. But all that changes on the day Simon Doyle barrels up her drive, desperate for her help. He's the reluctant owner of an out-of-control puppy, foisted upon him by his mother. Jaws has eaten through Simon's house, and he's at his wit's end.

To Fiona, Jaws is nothing she can't handle. Simon, however, is another matter. A newcomer to Orcas, he's a rugged and in-tensely private artist, known for the exquisite furniture he creates from wood. Simon never wanted a puppy-and he most definitely doesn't want a woman. Besides, the lanky redhead is not his type. But tell that to his hormones.

As Fiona embarks on training Jaws, and Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona's life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands...
Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn -- This is an excellent stand-alone novel from the author of the Kitty books or Voices of Dragons (her recent YA Debut).
When Evie Walker goes home to spend time with her dying father, she discovers that his creaky old house in Hope’s Fort, Colorado, is not the only legacy she stands to inherit. Hidden behind the old basement door is a secret and magical storeroom, a place where wondrous treasures from myth and legend are kept safe until they are needed again. The magic of the storeroom prevents access to any who are not intended to use the items. But just because it has never been done does not mean it cannot be done.

And there are certainly those who will give anything to find a way in.

Evie must guard the storeroom against ancient and malicious forces, protecting the past and the future even as the present unravels around them. Old heroes and notorious villains alike will rise to fight on her side or to undermine her most desperate gambits. At stake is the fate of the world, and the prevention of nothing less than the apocalypse. 
Contest Rules:

  1. Entrants must be at least 13 years old
  2. Entrants must live where The Book Depository ships
  3. Entrants must fill out the form. (Following my blog is not required but would be appreciated.)
  4. Winner will be chosen using
  5. Contest ends at midnight CDT July 24

Good luck and thanks for visiting Inside of a Dog!


  1. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  2. Thank you so much, Kathy! Read your review on Discord Apple couple of days back and that one definitely caught my interest =)

  3. Hi Kathy,

    I was going to give you an award but just the link I hope will do the same :).

    I do understand. I have half a dozen awards that are queuing up for me to do something with. Kinda like chain letters, I think.

    Anyway, I'd like to share with you Adrian Hyland's books Diamond Dove and Gunshot Road . They are set in the Australian Outback, and unlike so many novels set in the Outback, Hyland writes it like it really is: dust, flies, and awe-inspiring beauty.

    I know because I live in the Outback.

    I found out about Hyland's books from Cathy at Kittling Books (a blog).

  4. These books sound great! Thank you! :)

  5. Thanks for hosting a giveaway.

  6. Great Giveaway! Discord's Apple has been on my TBR list! :)

  7. Nice choice of books! Thanks for hosting such a great contest!

  8. Thanks for hosting! I am participating in the Got Books? Event too! Check out my giveaway: Busy Moms Who Love To Read

  9. Oh I want Discords Apple so bad! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Both sound good. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  11. Stopping by to say HI - nice blog and thanks for the giveaway :) Happy surfing weekend!

  12. Ooh, both sound good! Thanks :)

  13. Thank you for the giveaway. Very nice.
    Sue B

  14. Definitely entering for Discord's Apple....the story sounds absolutely magical! Off to check out your review on it....
    Thanks for the great giveaway and for participating in the Got Books? Event!
    Happy reading...

  15. I have Nora's book so will ck out Discord's Apple should I win.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  16. Thanks for the Wonderful giveaway, and for participating in the Got Books? Event! Hope you can stop by mine!
    I love your blog!

  17. Thank you!
    even though Nora Roberts is famous and sounds promising, and the I share the same name with the character, but Discord Apple's sounds exciting!

  18. Thanks I entered and really want to subscribe by email.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  19. Re-posted your contest at:

    Cherry Mischievous

  20. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

  21. This is perfect! I'd never heard of Discord's Apple, but it sounds great! I can't wait to read it! Thank you so much for the opportunity especially to international participants. And thank you so much for hosting your giveaway and for being a part of Got Books?!


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