Winter Romance Bundle Giveaway!

It’s getting cold outside so let’s keep things steamy inside. Today we’re giving away a positively giant bunch of romance novels for you to enjoy. The bundle even includes advance copies of books not yet released!

Here’s what you’ll find inside:

  • From international bestseller Christina Lauren, Beautiful Player (which we reviewed yesterday) and two novellas in the Beautiful Bastard Series: Beautiful Beginnings and Beautiful Bombshell.
  • From Alice Clayton’s Redhead seriesThe Unidentified Redhead and an advance copy of the upcoming book The Redhead Plays Her Hand.
  • The first in a new series by Jennifer Probst, author of The Marriage Bargain and the Marriage to a Billionaire series, Searching for Someday.
  • An advance copy of Thrown by Colette Auclair, an upcoming romance about a champion horseback rider.
  • The first in a new series, Tangled by Emma Chase, about two investment bankers who compete at work and in bed.
  • Paranormal romance Out in Blue by Sarah Gilman, full of archangels and demons.
  • Sci-fi romance Paradise 21 by Aubrie Dionne, set in a future searching for a new earth where genetics are tightly monitored.
  • Vampire romance Bound by Night by Larissa Ione, author of the Demonica series.
  • Secret Shared by L. Marie Adeline, about a secret society helping women realize their fantasies.
  • Just One Night by Kyra Davis, a collected set of 3 novellas: The Stranger, Exposed and Binding Agreement, a billionaire romance.
There’s also a runner-up package that includes the Christina Lauren books and a couple other goodies. Enter below with Rafflecopter and good luck!

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Fall Nonfiction Book Bundle Giveaway!

All through the months I save advance copies of books until I build up a perfect book bundle just waiting to be mailed into a happy reader’s hot little hands.

The newest bundle is an amazing collection of nonfiction, memoir and biography.featuring some really big names.

  • Dancing with the Enemy: My Family’s Holocaust Secret by Paul Glaser. Raised Roman Catholic, the author learned that his family had Jewish roots. While researching his family he found out the story of his Aunt Rosie, betrayed to the Nazis, who survived Auschwitz by teaching dance lessons to the SS.
  • Glitter and Glue: A Memoir by Kelly Corrigan. The author of previous memoirs Lift and The Middle Place, here Corrigan tells of her tricky relationship with her mother which gained even more depth after she became a nanny in Australia.
  • Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward. Ward won the National Book Award for her Hurricane Katrina novel Salvage the Bones. Here she shares the story of her family in rural Mississippi, their community, their struggle and most of all, the tragic loss of five young black men in her life, including her brother. A vital book on race and place in the US.
  • Little Failure: A Memoir by Gary Shteyngart. Renowned for witty and strong fiction such as Absurdistan, Shteyngart was born “Igor” in Leningrad near the end of the Soviet Union. He shares his immigrant experience and how he earned his mother’s nickname, “Failurchka,”–little failure, by refusing to be a lawyer or accountant.
  • Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink. Haunting from the very first page, Fink’s meticulously researched book follows the plight of a group of doctors, nurses, patients and family members trapped in Memorial Hospital during Katrina.
  • The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy. Conroy is a master of both fiction (The Prince of Tides) and memoir (My Losing Season) but here he focuses on the strongest figure in his life and his career: his father Don Conroy, who he used as a model for Bull Meachem in his novel The Great Santini.
  • Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang. At the age of 16, Cixi was chosen to be a concubine of the emperor. When he died, her five-year-old son took the throne and she took over the country behind the scenes. An amazing story of the most important woman in Chinese history.

One lucky reader gets ALL of these books, can you believe it? Some are already out, but some won’t be available until 2014. You lucky winner, you. Enter through the widget below. Contest ends Wednesday at midnight.

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Young Adult Giveaway

Red Letter Reads was lucky enough to spend some time at the biggest book event of the year: Book Expo America. While there we picked up quite a haul, more than we could possibly read ourselves. So we’re sharing the love. This week we’re giving away a book bundle of new and upcoming Young Adult books we think you’ll love. Here’s the awesome loot for one lucky winner:

If there’s one book I’m hearing a lot of buzz about, it’s The Bone Season, the first in a new series by brand new author Samantha Shannon. The movie rights have already been snatched up and everyone is buzzing. Set in 2059, Paige is part of a criminal underworld where she uses her powers as a dreamwalker to get information. With her special abilities, she could be arrested simply for existing. Sent to a prison for clairvoyants, she now has her worst enemy as her mentor and must figure out how to escape.

The Thorn Ogres of Hagwood by Robin Jarvis is Book One of the Hagwood Trilogy. It’s recently been released as an e-book by our friends at Open Road Media and the 2nd book, Dark Waters of Hagwood, was recently released. Get started with this fantasy series (the 3rd book is on its way…) that’s a great choice for lovers of Tolkien and Rowling.

My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi has some real raves on Goodreads. A lot of YA out there addresses teens with real, serious problems and how they address them realistically. My Life After Now‘s protagonist, Lucy, finds her life turned upside down when one stupid mistake leaves her with an HIV diagnosis and the realization that her life will never be the same. A debut novel, we’re guessing Jessica Verdi is someone to watch.

One of our favorite indie imprints is going big this fall with Relic by Heather Terrell. Soho Teen is publishing this book, the first in a new series, that’s billed as Game of Thrones meets Hunger Games. Do I have your attention now?? Heroine Eva leaves the life she always expected to replace her dead brother as a Tester to hunt in the wild North for relics. A good dose of societal commentary, a different kind of dystopia, we’re really excited about it.

This book bundle is anything but homogeneous. We’ve also got a graphic novel for you. Check out Battling Boy by Paul Pope, winner of multiple Eisner awards. A mashup of mythology, comic book super heroes and coming of age classics, Battling Boy has a 12-year-old demigod who takes on the horrifying monsters of Acropolis.

For good measure we’re throwing in an excerpt from the graphic novel version of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, coming in October, and the 2013 spotlight excerpt collection from Open Road Media. And we’ll be sending it all to you in a snazzy Relic reusable bag.

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The Great June Book Giveaway

Giveaway cross-posted with Don’t Mind the Mess

When you review books you get a lot of them sent your way, more than one person can possibly read. So it’s giveaway time, with a huge batch of advance copies of books just for you. A few of these are recent releases and some won’t be out until 2014!

Take a look at all the titles on the Pinterest board I set up that links directly to all the titles on Goodreads.

There are too many to send to just one person so I’ve divided them up into 4 separate giveaways.

I’ll choose 4 winners and they’ll get to choose their prize in order they’re chosen.

The Greatest Hits Bundle New books by Curtis Sittenfeld, Colum McCann, Karen Russell, Jonathan Lethem, Chris Bohjalian, Jhumpa Lahiri, Aimee Bender and Alexander McCall Smith. This list is ridiculous.

The Crime Fiction Bundle with thrillers and mysteries galore.

The Historical Fiction Bundle WWII, 1960s South, depression-era adventure, and romance straight from the Romantic.

The Kitchen Sink Bundle has all the rest, a little bit of everything for the reader who wants it all.

So enter using the Rafflecopter below.

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Good luck, everyone!

ARC Giveaway: Fresh Off the Boat by Eddie Huang

Another sneak peek available for one lucky reader!


Eddie Huang is “bigger than food” according to chef extraordinaire Anthony Bourdain. He’s also been called “the new Anthony Bourdain” by the New York Post. With his brother, he’s one of the chefs behind Baohaus and has a new series on Vice.com.

His memoir Fresh Off the Boat, coming in January 2013, is the classic immigrant story moved to a modern era. Huang is always a provocateur and always a chef, even as he inverts the typical Asian-American story, pulling himself out of suburbia and moving downward to find his identity. Be prepared for shock and awe.

I have a copy to give to one lucky reader. Enter using the widget below!

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If you don’t want to wait, you can pre-order right now!