Thursday, December 20, 2012

Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop

I'm pleased to participate in the Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop, sponsored by I Am A Reader Not A Writer and Oasis for YA.

The holidays are my favorite time of year, thanks in no small part to the widespread distribution of plaid.  Seeing plaid everywhere feeds my Scottish obsession, and I figured for this giveaway, I would share my love of the Scottish romance.

Up for grabs is a copy of Monica McCarty's latest, The Recruit.  Here's the back cover blurb:

Scotland’s King Robert the Bruce is retaking his kingdom from the invading English. To win, he’ll need all the grit and courage of his elite band of warriors, the Highland Guard, men who fight without fear and love without limits.

Fiery, aggressive, and bold, Kenneth Sutherland is a true champion—skilled with any weapon and driven to win. Now Kenneth is ready for his greatest challenge: joining Robert the Bruce’s secret army to fight among the elite. Kenneth’s best chance to attain that honor is by winning the Highland Games. Focused and prepared for victory, he is caught off guard by a lovely wisp of a woman—and a stolen moment of wicked seduction. Her innocent arousal and her shameless hunger fire his blood. He will win his place in the guard—and in Mary of Mar’s bed. 

The ruggedly handsome hero-in-the-making stirs a heart that should know better. Mary vows that her surrender will be sport only—no promises, no heartbreak, just one night of incredible passion. Nothing, she swears, will persuade her to give up her hard-wrought independence and put her fate in the hands of another powerful man. But with every gentle touch and heart-pounding kiss, Kenneth makes her want more. Now Mary wants his heart. But is this determined champion willing to surrender everything for love?

This is a great series, and the books can be read as stand-alones as well, in case you haven't read the others (but you really should as they're awesome).  I also have a ton of Scottish-romance goodies to include with the book, so the winner will be getting quite a collection of stuff!

The giveaway is open to US readers, and runs until December 27.  I'll announce the winner on  Friday, December 28.  Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

Good luck, and happy holidays!
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  1. No Holiday Fave-but closer to read seem to have a sexy Santa in them :)
    Merry Christmas!

  2. I read pretty much the same book all year round :)

  3. I'm such a junkie for anything, so I read it all. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Happy Holidays!

  4. I don't have a favorite. The only holiday book that I remember reading was Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  5. Terry Pratchett and Jacqueline Carey. Just finished Cold Days by Jim Butcher and that was great for this season too.

  6. You know what my trouble is? The only Scottish romance I've tried to read was Julie Garwood and it was so bad that now I'm scared to try any others...

  7. A Visit from St. Nicholas, by Clement Clarke Moore, is my favorite Christmas story. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. dash & lily's book of dares by rachel cohn and david levithan

  9. I don't really have any I just like to read all kinds of stuff :)
    my1lulabug at yahoo dot com

  10. I really enjoy Victoria Alexander's Christmas books.


  11. The Polar Express!

  12. What a fantastic choice for a giveaway! I soooo want to win -- I love this series and an dying to read The Recruit!

    I'm not really a "seasonal" reader --the first ones that come to mind are An Affair Before Christmas by Eloisa James and Dark Celebration by Christine Feehan.

    Happy Holidays & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  13. Don't really have a favorite holiday read.
    Hello, thanks for the giveaway.

  14. I love Christopher Moore's LAMB!

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  15. I really love Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor.

  16. the night before christmas - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  17. Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas. Thanks for the chance to win!


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