Category Archives: Blog Hops

Amber Kallyn’s stop on the Did I notice your book? Hoppity

Did I Notice Your Book Blogfest, October 17, 2012

We all love books, at least I assume since you’re here, you love reading as much as I do.  The rules for this hop were easy.

1) It can’t be my own book

&

2) It can’t be on any bestseller lists

The book I chose is one I’ve read and loved.

Shadow’s Soul by Jami Gray

The Kyn Kronicles – Book 2

Buy Links:
Amazon     B&N

Blurb:

All she had to do was keep one man safe…

Raine McCord has no problem taking down the monsters of the world, it’s one of the reasons she’s so good at her job. So playing bodyguard to Cheveyo, head Magi of the Northwest, as he consults with the Southwest Kyn should be an easy assignment. Unfortunately, the simple task turns into a nightmare when Cheveyo is kidnapped and Raine is left for dead by one of the Kyn’s most feared beings, a Soul Stealer.

The Stealer’s attack leaves lasting wounds, undermining Raine’s confidence as a warrior and damaging her unruly magic. Her ability to heal her mind and spirit hinges on the one man who can touch her soul, Gavin Durand. Compelled to face the emotions raging between them, they must embrace not only their stormy relationship but their evolving magic to escape the twisted threads of murder and betrayal to find Cheveyo.

As Raine and Gavin come together and begin to unravel the complex web of secrets and hidden vendettas haunting the Southwest Kyn, they discover unsettling new truths that threaten their very existence.

Reviews (From Amazon)

I enjoyed the second book of the Kyn Chronicles even more than the first. ” C. R. Adile  |  2 reviewers made a similar statement

Buy Links:

Amazon     B&N

So, comment and share with me one of your recent favorite reads (cause I’m always looking for more 🙂

Make sure to check out the other blogs on the hoppity!

And don’t forget to come back through the month for the other blog hoppity’s and giveaways happening here 🙂

Amber Kallyn’s stop on the Hot In Handcuffs Blog Hoppity & Give@way

Who likes Halloween and wicked things?

Especially the sexy, wicked things 😉

Since since I love HOT! and I love Halloween, I’m celebrating!

This week I’ll be giving away 10 e-copies of my erotic short story, Red’s Wolf: Beginnings (Volume 1) in Nook, Kobo, or Kindle format, international.

To enter, leave your contact information below and tweet or post to faccebook the following:

I want to win the sexy story, Red’s Wolf by @AmberKallyn on her blog http://wp.me/p10Tqd-ny #HotInHandcuffs

That’s it.

I’ll be drawing the winners on Tuesday, October 16th.

Check out the other blogs for goodies and giveaways.



And don’t forget to come back through the month for the other blog hoppity’s and giveaways happening here 🙂

Romancing the Blog Hoppity and Goodies

What is your favorite thing about Romance? Well, we authors are ready to share our romantic tips and favorite romance reads! Starting on Friday and ending on August 31st, over 100 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about romance, reading romance, and dating.

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 100 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that’s not all….

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 100 times!

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!

What do you love about romance?

I love knowing that the characters are going to make it through their issues, to find love and their happily ever after. If only it always happened in real life, right 🙂

Leave your answer in the comments (with your email address to be contacted if you win my prize or the Main Hop prizes).

My Giveaway

Two winners will be randomly chosen from the comments to receive a $5 gift card to Amazon.com

Then, check out the other blogs in the Hop to be entered as many times as you comment for the Grand Prizes.

Good luck, and have fun 🙂

Hero Hoppity & Give@ways :)

Are you ready to hear what your favorite romance heroes have to say? Well, we authors are ready to share our hunky heroes! Starting on Friday and ending on July 31st, over 100 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about romance heroes, a character post from them, and what we love about romance and men in general.

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 100 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that’s not all….

We have THREE grand prizes.

You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win.

Yep, you can enter over 100 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!

 

 

Plus:

My own giveaway: 2 $5 gift cards to Amazon.com

(Just leave a comment & your email address to win)

Interview with Shane Spencer, the hero of Bloodstorm.

Amber: Hi, everyone. *waves* So glad you could stop by. And thanks for chatting with me and Shane today.

Shane: *Swaggers in and takes off his cowboy hat, then sits across the table*

Amber: Hey, Shane. Thanks for swinging by.

Shane: “No problem.” *Shifts uncomfortably*

Amber: Can I ask you a few questions?

Shane: “You can ask.” *raises an eyebrow as if warning me not to get too personal*

Amber: *Shivers* So you’re an Apache Shaman, right? How does that work?

Shane: “The magic comes from the Earth and is passed down from father to son.

Amber: But you have an older brother who was supposed to inherit, right?

Shane: “Yes.” *Scowls*

Amber: Why do you think it skipped him?

Shane: “Everything comes down to the Fates.”

Amber: And you’re a big believer in fate?

Shane: “The Fates. They like to screw with people, but things generally turn out in the end. My brother will find his path.”

Amber: One can hope.

Shane: *Glowers* “You better make sure it does.”

Amber: *swallows as his eyes heat up and glow golden* I-I’ll try.

Shane: *Nods decisively*

Amber: How do you balance your duties between your tribal obligations, being the town sheriff, and an appointed Keeper of the Peace by the Magic Council?

Shane: “It’s not easy, especially when duties conflict. I guess it’s just doing my best. Being the sheriff in such a small town isn’t hard. Keeping the peace between the werewolves and vampires however…”

Amber: I can imagine. Has it changes since you fell in love with a Vampire?

Shane: *smiles* “Not really. Niki knows where my duties lie. Besides, she’s not on anyone’s side either.”

Amber: What it’s like to have a vampiress as your true love.

Shane: “Niki is stubborn and feisty, but I like that about her. We have a normal relationship, the only difference between us and mortals is she likes to have me for dinner.” *eyes twinkle as if thinking about last night*

Amber: *Grins* How does it feel to have her drink your blood?

Shane: “Delicious.” *voice deepens* “It’s a bond, a connection no mortal could feel.”

Amber: Since you’re not a vampire, how does her strength affect your relationship?

Shane: “It doesn’t. She knows the powerful magic I bring to the table. It’s a non-issue.”

Amber: One of your magics is harnessing the spirit of your totem animal, right?

Shane: *Shifts in the chair * “Yes. I can call on brother bear’s power.”

Amber: *Leans forward* What happens when you do?

Shane: “It’s as if his spirit enters my body. It’s not like a shapeshifter, exactly, though some with spirit vision can see his shape just above my own. He allows me to use his strength.”

Amber: Since both you and Niki are long-lived, tell me how you keep the relationship interesting.

Shane: *Raises his brow again* “With a woman like Niki by my side, things never get dull. She wouldn’t allow it.”

Amber: Could you give me an example?

Shane: “No.”

Amber: *Fidgets under the intense stare* Okay, well thanks for answering some of my questions.

Shane: “No problem. Just remember what I said about my brother.” *After a nod, pushes to his feet*

Amber: Will do. *Watches him swagger away trying not to fan self*

And don’t forget to check out the other authors on the hop HERE 🙂 Good Luck!

Summer Splash Hoppity with awesome Give@ways

It’s time to make a splash : ) Hopefully, in a nice cool pool, or maybe beneath a tree on the beach. Hmm, I’ll take them both.

Welcome to the hop.

My giveaway:

I’ll be giving away a $10 amazon gift card here on my blog.

Answer in the comments (and don’t forget to leave your email so I can contact you if you win)

What’s your favorite season and why?

Mine is spring. The cold is slipping away, and the trees and flowers are in bloom. Of course, it does lead into summer, LOL.

GRAND PRIZES

*** NOT ONE, BUT TWO KINDLE FIRES  

$75 AMAZON GIFT CARD  

$50 AMAZON GIFT CARD  

KINDLE BOOK COVERS  

SIGNED BOOKS FROM SEVERAL AUTHORS

Visit the GRAND PRIZES page for more details…

HOW TO ENTER: GRAND PRIZES

*** TWEET USING THE HASHTAG #SUMMERHOP

It’s that simple.  We’ll keep track of all the tweets and then draw for the grand-prize winners at the end of the hop.  Winners will be announced on August 1st.

RULES:

Tweets MUST include the hashtag #summerhop (This is how we track them) Tweets MUST include a link to the blog hop.   You are free to tweet as much as you want throughout the hop. More Tweets = More Chances to WIN!!!

***As a side note, our authors will be tweeting about the hop as well, but they are not eligible for any of the grand prizes.***

Here are some sample tweets you can cut/paste:

WIN Kindle Fires, Amazon gift cards and more at the #summerhop http://ow.ly/cpfDv  #freekindle #free #giveaway #win

WIN FREE SWAG at the author #summerhop http://ow.ly/cpfDv prizes include two kindle fires! #freekindle #free #giveaway #win

WIN more than 75 prizes at the author #summerhop http://ow.ly/cpfDv prizes include two kindle fires! #freekindle #free #giveaway #bloghop

WIN BIG at the author blog hop. More than 75 prizes including 2 kindle fires! http://ow.ly/cpfPN  #summerhop #bloghop @freekindlefire

***NOW GET HOPPING AMAZING AUTHOR GIVEAWAYS AWAIT YOU!!!***

Have fun 🙂

Angels and Demons and Give@ways, oh my

Welcome to the Angels vs Demons Blog Hop!

We want to know which you’d rather have to…uh…cuddle up with at night – angels or demons? And what are your favorite angel or demon books?

Personally, right now, I’d have to go with a bad boy 😉 Why? They’re just so much… beter, LOL.

So check out the visual yummies, then make your choice. Giveaway details are below.

So do you prefer the sexy bad boy?

Or do you prefer the sexy good boy?

And if you’re interested in a sexy good boy dragon shifter meeting up with a bad girl demon, a succubus, check out Dragos 4: Inflamed. 

 Available on Amazon

Overview
Together, a dragon shifter and a succubus find love might just conquer all.

Praise for the Dragos Series
“Kallyn’s take on dragon shifters and mating is enthralling. Her writing is vivid so that it’s easy for the reader to visualize each scene throughout the story as they take place. From the scorching hot sex scenes to the incredible dragon fight scenes and even the heartrending scenes…” ~ Romance Junkies

“with a intriguing plot, compelling characters and love scenes you’ll need a fire extinguisher and your own firefighter to put out!” ~ Jami Gray author of Shadow’s Edge

“Ms Kallyn…continues to breathe life into her characters and enhance the Dragos series. Well worth reading!” ~ Shannon Z

Available on Amazon 🙂

Giveaway Goodies

In the comments (and don’t forget to leave your email), tell me if you prefer Angels, or Demons, and if you have someone specific in mind 😉

I’m giving away a $5 amazon gift card (INT) here and don’t forget to check out all the other blogs along the hop.

Not only can you win at each site, but there are awesome prizes to be given overall. The more blogs you visit and comments you leave, the more chances you have to win one of the grand prizes!

Giveaways

We’re hosting a Blog Hop! Me, along with 102 other Authors, Bloggers, and Reviewers are hosting an Angels vs Demons Blog Hop!

We want to know: Angels or Demons…who do you want?

From June 28th – July 1st, you can HOP around the blogs, comment on each and follow their rules, and be entered to win over 100 giveaways.

Yep. I said 100 GIVEAWAYS.

Each blog will have it’s own giveaway, PLUS we have TWO grand prizes.

ONE Commenter from the blogs will win a KINDLE TOUCH

Another Commenter will win a $60 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card!

Yep! We’re doing THAT MUCH. You can comment on 1 or all 103 and be entered up to 103 times for the grand prizes.

Check out the other blogs for their goodies!

Summer Kick Off Hoppity

The CataNetwork sites are co-hosting a Summer Kick Off Blog Hop and we hope you’ll join in the fun. We’ll be giving away Big ‘Ol Boxes of books. One box per site. Pictures coming soon.

 Summertime is definitely here. Warm weather, kids home from school.

Family vacations 🙂

How about a trip to the beach? And what’s a great way to hang out with the wind in your hair and the sounds of waves crashing in the background?

Reading!

In honor of summer and SensualReads.com re-opening, I’ll be giving away 2 $5 Amazon gift cards to lucky commenters. Just answer the following question (and make sure you leave an email where I can contact you 🙂

Q4U: What is your dream summer destination? Why?

The giveaway ends on June 10th at Midnight, winners will be drawn on the 11th. Good luck and have a great summer!

And don’t forget to check the blogs of the other participating authors 🙂

Why do we love erotic romance? Hoppity and Give@way

 Bloodstorm is thrilled to be part of the Indie Book Blowout featuring GREAT books at only 99 CENTS for May 10-13th! Check it out! You’ll be glad you did! To enter to win a Kindle and a $25 Amazon gift card, simply visit  www.indiebookblowout.com  and sign up for our newsletter!

TRR Blog Hop

May 10 to 14!

Dragos Burned was my first erotic romance, not just published, but to write.

I admit, I had a blast writing about a sexy dragoness and a fireman. I mean really, that’s like mixing fire and water 😉

Two people, falling in love.

Sweaty, animalistic sexual tension.

******

Calla turned the corner. The wall of the bar was longer than she’d have thought, stretching out to meet a wide shed. To her right, trees spread out beneath the moonlight. She stared into the darkness, letting her eyes change, her vision expand, searching for movement. But the sulfur quickly dissipated. Eric had fled. Again. Her body shook with memories of what he’d done. Of all she wanted to do to him in payment.

“Hey. What was that all about?” Scott asked, catching up to her.

“Shh,” she hissed.

Scott glanced out at the trees even though his sight must be next to useless. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much to see even for her.

Shifting her eyes back to human, Calla turned to Scott. He stood like a warrior ready for battle. Trying to play it off, she said, “Sorry. I thought I knew that guy. But he’s gone now.”

“Uh huh.” Suspicion colored his voice. She ignored it.

“Now look, this is my town, my people to protect. You know something and you damn well better share,” he growled.

Calla glanced back at the trees, hoping for something, anything. The smallest sign of the Other.

Scott grabbed her arm and spun her around, backing her to the wooden wall of the bar. A beam of moonlight shone down on his grip.

The feel of his skin on hers sent magic and heat rushing through her body. His palm burned with fire, his fingers sending hot pulses up her arm and deep inside.

Destiny. It had caught up to her.

*****

Who can argue with destiny? Who can turn down a sexy fireman?

Not my dragon shifter, that’s for sure, LOL.

So, you tell me, Why do you love erotic romance?

Giveaway

On May 15th, I will draw a random commenter to win a $5 Amazon gift card. Make sure you leave your email with your comment : ) And don’t forget to check out the other stops in the blog hop.

The Romance Reviews Erotic Romance Madness Hop

Happy Birthday Carrie Ann~Blogh0p and goodies

To celebrate, around 60 of Carrie Ann’s author and blogger friends are hosting a hop for two days!! Whoot! Each author is going to talk about their favorite birthdays or why they love (or hate) them.

What does that mean for you as a reader?

Well, each author is giving away a prize at their blog. AND we’re giving away TWO grand prizes.

1) A Kindle Touch

2) A $60 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card

Yep. You can comment on each blog and enter to win! How great is that? So on April 5th the hop begins and you have until 11:59PM on the 6th to participate!

Birthdays!

I love them.

I guess I better, since my family’s run is coming up. My oldest is at the end of April, then we have the hubby, oldest daughter and other son in June.

Yup, I’m the odd one out all the way in December, LOL.

Why do I love birthdays so much? Well, it’s certainly not the age thing. I’m getting older, and so are my kids. Sheesh, time flies.

But in my family, birthdays are cause for eveyone to get together and spend the day talking, with good food and fun.

So, my Q4U: What’s your favorite part of birthdays (yours or family’s)

And for the giveaway:

I will choose 1 winner by Sunday evening from the comments section to recieve a $10 Amazon Gift card. To enter, Click “Newsletter” at the top of the page and sign up to recieve my newsletter.

**I only send it out every few months and I never spam anyone on the list.

In the comments, mark that you’ve signed up or are already a subscriber, and answer my Q4U. Make sure you leave your email address so I can reach you 🙂

To participate in the rest of the hop, click  Here.

Remember, to be entered in the Grand prize drawings, you can comment on as many blogs as you like, and each comment is 1 entry.

Good luck!

St Patrick’s Day Fun and Food

St Patricks Day BlogHopSt Patrick’s Day. When I think of this holiday, I think ‘Irish’ and ‘Green’.

We also think Corned beef and cabbage : )

I cook this every year around St Patrick’s Day (and any other time I can get away with it, LOL). So today I thought I’d share my take on the recipe.

CROCKPOT CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE  

1 (3 to 4 lb.) corned beef brisket

1 large head cabbage (preferably savoy)

6 cloves garlic, peeled

1 pound carrots, peeled

6 large potatoes

1 stalk celery, thinly sliced

1/4 tsp. black pepper, ground

Wash brisket. Using a small sharp knife, cut tiny X slits in the meat and insert garlic cloves pieces.

Place the meat in a large Crock-Pot and cover with water.

Bring to a boil on high setting. Boil for 10 minutes, skimming off the grey foam that rises to the surface using a wire skimmer or large spoon.

Reduce heat to lower setting and allow to simmer (not boil) for 5 hours, adding water as needed to keep covered.

Meanwhile, prepare vegetables. Quarter the cabbage, dice potatoes and carrots.

During last few hours, add vegetables and continue to cook until vegetables are tender.  

Giveaway

 Since I love giving stuff away 🙂 On this hop, I’ll be giving away a $10 Amazon gift card (winner will be drawn on Sunday) plus all commenters are entered into the Hop’s grand prize drawings.

Just answer the question in the comments: What comes to mind when you think of St Patrick’s day, and do you have any traditional ways to celebrate?

And don’t forget to visit the other wonderful authors in this hop, and see what goodies they’re giving away…

…We’re having a Blog Hop to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and wearing green! Over 120 authors are going to be telling anything they can about being Irish, celebrating the day, wearing green, drinking green beer… pretty much anything!

Each author will be giving away a prize. Like a swag pack, gift cards, ebooks, print books, and so much more.

PLUS We have TWO Grand Prizes for TWO different winners! *gasp*

Grand Prize 1: Winner’s Choice of a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

Grand Prize 2: Winner’s Choice of a $90 Amazon or Barnes&Noble Gift Card

Isn’t that exciting? LOL. So you as a reader – what do you have to do? Well, come on over to these websites on Friday March 16th and comment on as many as you want. The grand prize winners will be chosen at random from the commenters – meaning you can comment on EACH blog – meaning 120 entries to the grand prize.

CLICK HERE to see the other hoppers 🙂

And good luck ya’ll 🙂

Leap Year Hop and Give@way!

To me, Leap Year is special.

It only comes around every four years, which means, in my family, it’s call for a celebration.

Then again, who needs cause to spend time and have fun with the kids, LOL.

It’s also a time of renewal, as springtime comes around. The days are longer, warmer, we can spend time outdoors for the two weeks before the hot, Arizona summer kicks in and forces us back inside, LOL.

To enter my drawing, which is a e-copy of Dragos 1: Burned, just answer the following question in the comments:

What does Leap Year mean to you?

***Make sure you leave your email address so I can contact the winner***

Also, don’t forget to check out the other blogs in the tour. Next stop is Barbara Edwards where you can win more goodies.

Enjoy the pictures of what I think of when I think Leap Year.

Isn’t this one just me? :LOL

And, because this is me, after all 😉

Holiday Bloghop Winners

Thank you all for sharing such wonderful, inspiring holiday memories with me. I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and added to those memories. My kids have kept me busy, opening toys (and putting some together, LOL) as well as shopping for new fish 🙂

We’ve played games, watched movies, laughed and cuddled a bunch.

Now, on to the goodies ~

I used Random.org to choose the 3 winners:

Susan Ricci

Cheryl Lynne

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Congrats 🙂

Please email me with your choice of one of my ebooks (PDF format). Click here to see the choices.

The Grand Prize winner of a Kindle Fire and a $20 Amazon gift card will be chosen within the week and the winner will be emailed directly.

Happy Holidays Ya’ll 🙂

Holiday Bloghop & Kindle Giveaway

Yup. Another blog hop & giveaway. I can’t help it, I’m excited to give stuff away 🙂

So, this giveaway runs from December 15th to Christmas day.

On the 26th, I will choose 3 winners to recieve your choice of one of my ebooks (PDF format). Click here to see the choices. You’ll also be entered for a chance to win a Kindle Fire and a $20 Amazon gift card as the grand prize, WOOT!

And don’t forget to stop by the other authors participating to win other awesome prizes as well.

How to enter?

Follow this blog 🙂 Leave a comment letting me know, and answering the following question:

What’s your favorite part about the holidays?

That’s it. Leave your email or check back on the 26th to see if you’re one of the winners. The Grand Prize will be drawn.

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