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Rachel Van Dyken Pre-Order Giveaway!!!

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Are you ready to meet Brock Wellington?

The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken will be released on October 4th, but… Did you know you can Pre-order your own paperback for a January delivery!

NOW AVAILABLE for Pre-order

Get your copy here:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2d8P6p7

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2dakcjz

Nook: http://bit.ly/2d8PILr

Don’t want to wait until January?  

Pre-order this RomCom and receive the e-book on October 4th!

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2cqtEJo

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2casLH2

iBooks: http://apple.co/2c4SmQS

B&N: http://bit.ly/1SKyEdn

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2bgINiM

GooglePlay: http://bit.ly/2bNZuQE
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Blurb

Cinderella never had to deal with this crap.

Jane isn’t entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn’t she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after? Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes—or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire—maybe do exist.

Except Brock Wellington isn’t anyone’s dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk—even if it was just a façade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it’s karmic retribution that he’s tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can’t have. But while they can’t have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy . . .

To celebrate this AMAZING release, Rachel would like to offer ONE LUCKY WINNER an Epic Prize!  

(Signed Set of The Bet Series + $10 Amazon gift Card)

**Must pre-order The Bachelor Auction to enter (paperback or ebook)

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Penny Reid – Truth or Beard Competition WINNER!

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Aaaaand the winner is…..

We couldn’t just pick one of you! So we’ve pulled THREE of you out! And one lucky reader has also won a print copy of Truth or Beard from the far too lovely Penny Reid herself! So… The winners are…

KARINA LIMAS – Winner of the print copy!

LINDA MARIE RASMUSSEN – E-Book Winner

KRISTY PETREE – E-Book Winner

Please drop us a line if you are one of our winners at admin@onceuponabookblog.com Thank you to everyone who entered our competition! And make sure you get onto reading Truth or Beard now that it is LIVE! Here’s the link!

COMPETITION TIME!!! Penny Reid GOODNESS!

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COMPETITION TIME!!! Penny Reid GOODNESS!

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Truth or Beard releases in ONE week! That’s right… ONE week! This book is the epitome of goodness and all that is right with the world. (Check out our review HERE) So to celebrate this, we’re giving away a copy COMPLETELY free to one of our very deserving readers.

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What do you have to do? Easy peasy! Comment and let us know which book(s) are rocking your world this year. That’s it! We’re going to run this competition through the next week… And on the Truth or Beard release date of 21 July 2015 we’ll pick our winner.

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So get commenting and let us share the love

T&C’s – Enter as many times as you like. Entry can be either comments on blog page or Facebook post. Prize is one FREE E-book copy of Truth and Beard. Winner will be drawn on 21 July 2015. Winner will be announced on blog page and Facebook post and will have 48 hours to claim prize before it is re-drawn. Good luck!

OUR CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY WEEK WINNERS LIST!!!

 

Here we are people! A full list of all of our lucky winners! Keep tuned for more of our blog giveaways in the new year!

 

DAY ONE – Reine Williams

  • Pineapple Lumps & Tim Tams (New Zealand goodies!)

 

DAY TWO – Lori Christensen

  • Havoc E-book by Autumn Grey

 

DAY THREE – Lupita Saavedra

  • The Chronicles of Izzy series by Michelle Graves (E-books)

 

DAY FOUR – Christina Lynne

  • Puddle Jumping (Paperback) by Amber L. Johnson

 

DAY FIVE – Keyshla Yari Carrrasquillo

  • Ten Below Zero by Whitney Barbetti & Where We Belong by K. L. Grayson (E-books)

 

DAY SIX – Cheryl Hickford

  • Neanderthal Seeks Human & Neanderthal Marries Human from the Knitting in the City Series E-books by Penny Reid

 

DAY SEVEN – Banda Patty

  • The Out of Line Boxed Set (E-Books) by Jen McLaughlin & $10 Amazon Voucher
  • An Imaginary House by the Sea E-book by Cecily Gates & your choice of E-book up to the value of $10
  • The Law of Moses E-book by Amy Harmon

Christmas Giveaway Week – DAY SEVEN! (THE FINAL DAY!!!)

Amy – It has been so much fun doing these giveaways all week long! For my final giveaway, I’m going to be gifting one lucky winner The Out of Line Series E-Book Box Set by Jen McLaughlin as well as a $10 Amazon gift card! The Out of Line series is one of my favorite series’. As you probably know by now, I am a big fan of angst and romance! Jen McLaughlin more than delivers with this series. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have!

Charmaine – We have had the best time this week feeling like the book blogger versions of Santa! Thank you SO much to everyone who has participated in our week of giveaways. We love you all so much for being a part of our blog! For my final prize I am giving away a book I very recently have read, An Imaginary House by the Sea by Cecily Gates. I loved this book, it gripped my heart and turned my emotions inside out. To go with this I am also throwing in an E-book of your choice that you are dying to read over the holidays! (Value up to $10)  

Kristal – Woohoo! Our final day of our Christmas Giveaway has arrived. A ‘grand finale’ if you will…x ! Aaaaanyway, for my final prize I wanted to contribute a book that I recently read and LOVED so I went with The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon. This is a beautiful story about love and gratitude that transcends genre boundaries and will have you thinking outside of the box. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! (have tissues handy).

So to sum up, one lucky winner will be receiving ALL of the above prizes. Score! Thank you so much for following our blog this year! It’s been a blast xx 

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Christmas Giveaway Week – DAY SIX!

Neanderthal Seeks Human & Neanderthal Marries Human E-Books by Penny Reid

This year I have come across SO MANY amazing books and authors. My Kindle library is growing on a daily basis and I spend way too much time thinking and discussing all things books, but I have some firm favourites in there… So when it came to picking some goodies to giveaway for our Christmas Giveaway Week I knew I had to giveaway something from Penny Reid.

This year for me has been the year all about Penny. I am absolutely and utterly obsessed with her writing. My name is Charmaine and I am officially a fan-girl. So, I want to spread my love of all things Smart-Romance with all of you and give you the chance to get the very first two books in her ah-mazing Knitting in the City series. This is where it all started for me and I’m hoping it will be the same for you… because there are some heart exploding, jelly leg creating, mega swoon-worthy stories (and men) to be had.

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There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris: 1) She is incapable of engaging in a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), especially when she is unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and 3) She doesn’t know how to knit.

After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can’t help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can’t afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn- the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies- to make her an offer she can’t refuse.

 

There are three things you should know about Quinn Sullivan: 1) He is madly in love with Janie Morris, 2) He’s not above playing dirty to get what (or who) he wants, and 3) He doesn’t know how to knit.

After just five months of dating Janie, Quinn—former Wendell and unapologetic autocrat—is ready to propose marriage. In fact, he’s more than ready. If it were up to Quinn, he would efficiently propose, marry, and beget Janie with child all in the same day—thereby avoiding the drama and angst that accompanies the four stages of pre-matrimony: engagement, meeting the parents, bachelor/bachelorette party, and overblown, superfluous wedding day traditions. But Janie, much to Quinn’s dismay, tosses a wrench in his efficacious endeavors and challenges him to prove his devotion by going through the matrimonial motions, no matter how minute and mundane.

Will Quinn last until the wedding day? Or will he yield to his tyrant impulses?

Regardless, one thing is for certain, Quinn Sullivan will have to learn to expect the Spanish Inquisition (i.e. the unexpected) if he plans to have and keep Janie Morris as his wife.
 

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Christmas Giveaway Week – DAY FIVE!

Ten Below Zero by Whitney Barbetti and Where We Belong by K.L. Grayson (E-Books)

For today’s giveaway, I’m highlighting two awesome indie authors that I was introduced to by another amazing author friend of mine, Lex Martin. Both of these ladies have written books that have touched my life in one way or another and their books have quickly made my top book list! These book remind me of the very reason I love to read!


The first book is Ten Below Zero by Whitney Barbetti

Synopsis

“In here,” he said, pushing on the skin above my heart, “you’re ten below zero. And you’re closer to death than I am.”

My name is Parker. My body is marked with scars from an attack I don’t remember. I don’t want to remember. I choose to live my life by observation, not through experience. While people are laughing and kissing and connecting, I’m in the corner. Watching them live. I’m indifferent to everything, everyone. The only emotion I feel with any kind of depth is annoyance, and I feel it often.

A text message sent to the wrong number proves to be my undoing.

His name is Everett, but I call him rude. He’s pushy, he’s arrogant, he crowds my personal space, and worst of all: he makes me feel.

He chooses to wear all black, all the time, as if he’s waiting to attend a funeral. Probably because he is.

Everett is dying. And he’s spending his final days living, truly living. In doing so, he’s forcing me to feel, to heal. To come face to face with the demons I suppressed in my memory.

He hurts me, he fulfills me, he completes me. And still, he’s dying.

This book took me not only on an incredible journey, but also a roller coaster ride of emotions. It makes you see the beauty in things and that fight for life and love. It is beautifully written and captivating. There aren’t enough words to show how amazing this book was for me. This book will make you laugh, you will cry-maybe even ugly cry- and fall in love. This isn’t just your typical romance. It is so much more……


The second book is Where We Belong by K.L. Grayson

Synopsis

Regret . . . she’s a snarky little bitch.

I’ve tried several times to regret the events that took place on June 5, 2008, but for the life of me, I can’t. I’d never regret the pain, the suffering, or the heartache because it ultimately led me to the place I am now. And I can’t regret the place I am now. What I still can’t figure out is this: how is it possible that the single worst day of my life inadvertently became the very best day?

Five years ago my life was irrevocably changed.

Seventeen minutes was all it took—
to lose my best friend…
to lose the love of my life…

Seventeen minutes was all it took for the seeds of hope—the seeds of my future—to be planted in the worst possible way.

My name is Harley Thompson, and this is my story.

Where We Belong had me hooked from the beginning. I thought to myself, “Oh my god! This book is going to break me”. There was so much angst and heartbreak, just in the prologue. And if you know me, you know I’m a big fan of well written angst. I knew from that moment that I wasn’t going to be able to put this book down. This book will take you on a roller-coaster ride of emotions and has the perfect balance of angst and romance. This is one of those books that once you start it, you won’t want to put it down. Where We Belong is a fantastic debut novel and I can’t wait to read more from this author!

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