Saturday, September 3, 2011

Celebratory Book Giveaway

Our puppy Max is home!

Yep, he's made a recovery and he's back home, where he's laying on the floor watching Sons of Anarchy with the O.H. and trying to get the cats to play with him. He's got some medicine to help him for a few more days and some special bland food, but HE's HOME!

In celebration of him returning home, I stopped by Borders one last time before they close and I picked up some books to give away! Are you interested? Let's see if I can pique your interest:

I am giving away the following anthologies:

Huntress
Unusual Suspects
Haunted by Your Touch
Dark and Stormy Knights
Many Bloody Returns
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe

Along with copies of

Stray by Rachel Vincent
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist

None of these books are signed. They all fit under the fantasy umbrella with subsets of urban fantasy, dark fantasy, and paranormal romance. I will be picking three winners and throwing in signed copies of Burn the Night as well. I will pick three winners at random and I will mix up the books so you will not know what you're receiving. The only thing that I can say is that each winner will receive 2 anthologies and 1 signed copy of Burn the Night. My hope is to potentially introduce you an author that you have not tried yet.

Now are you interested?
Thought so.

This contest is open to U.S. and international readers.
Leave a comment on this blog.
The contest closes on at 11:59 pm Eastern time on Thursday, September 8.
I will announce the winner on Friday, September 9.
The winners will have one week to contact me.

56 comments:

Moirae(thefates) book reviews said...

So glad puppy is back! That's great!

I love finding new authors! Thanks for the chance!

moiraethefates(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Dana said...

Count me in! Glad to hear Max is home and doing well! Thanks for doing this!

Shane said...

I haven't done the contest thing for a while, heard about this one via @SWFAuthors; sounds like a fun one! :)

Coast to Coast with Costina said...

Pick me Jocelynn! Hugs to your puppy and glad he's doing better! Our furkids are such an integral part of our lives, I don't know what I'd do without my Mira.

jessica cochrane said...

Would love to win any of theae titles.

Megs Z said...

Glad to hear Max is doing better!

susan harris said...

i am so glad that ur puppy is well again..... its very stressful when a pet is sick .... i no it 2 well!


thanx again for the chance to win random books and its international so dbl yeah!!!

susanharris112(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jennifer said...

I'm glad Max is doing well and I would love to win any of these titles.

pamerd said...

So happy to hear your puppy is home.

Thanks for the giveaway in celebration.

Sheree said...

So glad that Max is back in your loving, caring arms!

ironss [at] gmail [dot] com

oarel said...

So glad Max is back and doing well.

Count me for another chance to get one of your books and more interesting one's!! :))

Alicia0605 said...

I'm so glad your puppy is doing well!!

Count me in for the contest!!

aliciahall0605(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

evilqueen21 said...

Yay! For Max getting better! Parvo is a very scary situation so I know how panicky you must have been. Lots of well wished for your newest furbaby!

Mary Abshire said...

This is just like what I do on my blog. This is great, Jocelynn! I enjoy introducing authors to readers. Haven't read any of those books your giving away.

Glad your puppy is back!

mary.abshire@gmail.com

Johanna J said...

Happy to hear that Max is home and getting better...
Love to read new authors work and what a great give a way you are doing..Thanks for the the chance to read more....

jomjorg@yahoo.com

Barbara E. said...

So happy to hear that your puppy Max is back and on the road to recovery.
I love anthologies, it's always nice to discover new authors and enjoy authors I already love.

Barbed1951 at aol dot com

Traci (aka the Bookbabe) said...

I would enter the contest, but I've read 2 of the anthologies ("Many Bloody Returns" and "Wolfsbane and Mistletoe") AND one of the standalones ("Sunshine" - great book!) But my hubby and I are sooooooo glad that Max is home and doing well!! In fact, hubby said to let you know Max has great taste in TV shows :)

Spav said...

Count me in, please.

Sharon said...

I haven't read any of those anthologies. So glad to hear the puppy is going to be okay:)

Tamara said...

So glad your dog's back!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

tamara525[at]gmail[dot]com

donnas said...

Yay puppy is home.!!

I love anthologies one of the best ways to find new authors.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

AlexandRia said...

Our house is a foster place for pups and kits, and we had three of fourteen - two different liters about the same age - get parvo, two of them died but the third is in a good home.

I'm sooo glad the puppy is alive and happy. Hope he gets better!

Thanks for throwing the contest for new authors!
AlexandRia

BreiaB said...

Glad your puppy is home and doing ok. What a great way to celebrate.

bbricke at yahoo dot com

Norma said...

I'M so glad that Max is home.Thanks for this chance to win some great books.Here's to hoping and crossing fingers.


njtodd56(At)gmail (dot)com

Ladysmith said...

Thanks for sharing the good news and celebratory mood. -grin- hope dot waverly at gmail.

ML said...

I always hate it when I'm away from my pets-it's like missing your best friend! Glad your puppy is back and wish him a speedy recovery.

All these books sound wonderful-great way to celebrate! Think I might have to swing by Borders again myself to get some more reading for my winter reading pile (it'll be here soon, *sigh*).

mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Huzzah!! I am so glad that Max is better now!! That has to be relieving for you Jocelynn!

Count me in! Hopefully I won't get the few that I already have from the collection if I'm picked! But even then oh well, it will help me out with my xmas shopping!

jessica(DOT)agreatread(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Miranda M said...

I am so happy to hear that he is doing better and is home!!! And yay for a contest!!

elaing8 said...

I'm so glad to hear Max is home and doing good.

please count me in for this great giveaway

Steven said...

Congrats on bringing home your pup. No doubt a loved member of your family. Also, thanks for having a contest to give us the chance to find someone new to read. Its good that sometimes authors help one another out like this.

CYP @ ABookaliciousStory said...

I've never had a pet before - or one that can live above water anyway:/ But glad he's back! lol

cypsays_hi(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

Dottie (Tink's Place) said...

So glad Max is home! I know he's as happy as you are!

Thanks for the contest!

Dottie :)

thejackal007 said...

I'm glad to hear Max is back home! Give him a hug for me. I also like this contest idea of yours. Great way to expose yourself to a lot of dif. styles and I appreciate that gesture.

Vinny K said...

I'm always looking for new fantasy books and authors to add to my shelves and I most certainly relish the opportunity to get a signed copy of Burn the Night. It will be treasured.

k_vinny(at-sign-thing)mindless(dot)com

Rochelle Muller said...

Thanx for another contest!!

rocmuller(AT)gmail(DoT)com

Anonymous said...

We are happy that Max is home and doing better. It is hard to have a sick puppy. We had issues with our dog losing his hair. Come to find out it was his dog food. We switched to Blue and he is doing so much better! Wishing Max the best of health.
Betty Adams bettylenne@yahoo.com

Jo said...

Greetings from England!
Thanks for being my friend on Facebook so I can get updates about what you are working on next!
Glad Max is better!
xJox

Bethany C. said...

Awwww, yay puppy! And yay for Burn the Night!

Vanessa said...

So happy to hear everything worked well.
Great way to celebrate by giving away books!
I hope I win!
vavita(at)yahoo(dot)com

deelovesbooks said...

Happy Labour Day Jocelynn.
Happy to hear that max is finally home and doing alot better.
I would love a chance to get new books to read and for my collection.
Also thanks for making it international :)

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

So happy to hear Max is home!!!

Thanks for the giveaway!

thecozyreader @ gmail.com

Midnight Whisperer said...

After stumbling across your blog, I picked up a copy of Nightwalker. I already love it and can't wait to see where this tale goes. It is so hard to find first person POV books worth reading anymore, but yours has definitely caught my attention.

M.W.
www.myquasi-normalworld.blogspot.com

YzhaBella's BookShelf said...

Woot Woot! Way to fight the good fight Max!And thanks for sharing in your happiness, Jocelynn! So glad to hear everything is goign to be ok!

Kate
mleger 0546 (at) rogers (dot) com

Mariee said...

Glad to hear Max is feeling better!

Great giveaway!

Vojalyn said...

I'm glad that Max is home! :)
And please count me in this awsome giveaway! :) Thanks! :)
mikki-mano@hotmail.com

kyattorney2007 said...

So glad he got to come home :). Count me in ;)

Jackie said...

Hooray! :) Glad that your puppy is home. Parvo claims so many . . . .
Yay Max! :)

Thanks for including us in your celebration with this contest! :)

Clarissa Williams said...

Glad that you have Max back with you. I would love to win the works of new authors!! Thanks!!

ilona said...

So glad Max is home. It's awful when they are unwell and you can't do much to help them except wait. Bet the cats are glad to see him too even if they don't show it :D

You've made some lovely choices of books there for your giveaway (having read Sunshine and one or two others I can vouch for that).

Kyla said...

Yeah, Max! Fantastic to hear. New books and New authors rock...so do signed Jocelynn Drake books. Can I get a Woot!

Thanks for the opportunity!

~Kyla

xander_316 said...

*throws confetti* WELCOME HOME!!! Awesome news, both for the giveaway and that Max is doing well :)

Autumn said...

Welcome home Max! It's rough getting a new puppy and they get sick. Best of luck with the princesses too.

DarkDeacon said...

Glad your puppy is well, please sign me up for the contest

Kylee Loop said...

So glad the puppy is home and safe! I just now finished reading Burn the Night from our library and am dying to have my own copy, signed even better!!! Thank's so much for having this contest Ms Drake

Anonymous said...

Im happy your puppy is home!

Pick me! I'm in need of something new to read!

xsweetdeathx@yahoo.com

ferretvamp14 said...

So happy Max is home. Pets are such a special gift. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!