Monday, June 3, 2013

Best Books Ever Blog Hop!

The Best Book Ever Hop
I'm excited to participate in this blog hop, hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and The Best Books Ever.  Click on the picture above to be taken to the full list of participating blogs!

This is a fun hop, because all the prizes fit into the posted categories of Best Books Ever.  I encourage you to explore the list and see if you agree with some of the choices.

As the prize this month, I'm giving away a copy of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander.  I think it fits several of the Best Book Ever categories: Strong Female Leads (Claire... check!), Male Main Character (Jamie... swoon!), Best Love Story, Love Triangle, International Setting, Debut, Heroes (seriously, Jamie!), Time Travel, Historical Fiction, Emotional Stories, Books You Wish You'd Written, Books to Live In...  Well, you can see why I think Outlander qualifies for this giveaway.

Here's the back cover blurb for this awesome book:

Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another...

In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny is soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Her husband is two centuries away, she is related to her lover's mortal enemy, and her neighbors think she's a witch. In this unforgettable novel of time travel, Diana Gabaldon fuses wry, modern sensibility with the drama, passion, and violence of eighteenth century as she tells the story of one daring woman and the man who loves her.
This giveaway will run until Monday, June 10, and is open to US readers. On Tuesday, June 11 I'll post the winner's name.  To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.
Good luck!

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20 comments:

  1. As many years as this book has been published, I haven't read it in the entirety. I remember snippets and such while she was writing DIA, but Outlander was still in the being published or newly published stages. I've always wanted to read the first one just never got around to it.

    My favorite romance? Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella.

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  2. I have not read this book! And, ummm HOW COOL is this blog hop!? Wow!

    ummm my favorite romance? This is a tough one! Does Jane Eyre count? HA

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  3. I really enjoyed Outlander. It's an impressive novel and Jamie is an awesome, awesome hero. The next book in the series is supposed to be coming out soon. This fall, I think.

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    1. The last I heard, it's due in December... [fingers crossed]

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  4. As I already own several copies of that book I'm not going to enter the giveaway but had to say great choice!

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  5. Awesome! Hope someone who hasn't read the series yet wins the book!

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    1. Me too! I love sharing this book with people :)

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  6. My favorite romance book is probably the traditional Pride & Prejudice. Though I haven't read Outlander and I've heard from multiple sources that it is amazing.

    Brynna

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  7. My favorite is Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught. Thanks!! :)

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  8. My favorite is Pride and Prejudice.

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  9. I am not sure if this is classified as romantic, but I loved Dr. Zchivago. Thanks for the giveaway. Outlander is a book I have been wanting to read.

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  10. My favorite romance book would bde Gone With The Wind.. by Margaret Mitchell.

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  11. P.S. I love you. Makes me cry every time!

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  12. Love, Rosie or P.S. I Love You. I also really love A Walk to Remember. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. I love these hops! My 'Best Book Ever' is definitely "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. I also have to admit that I'm a big fan of the Chicago Stars series by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and I LOVE the Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward. An author who continues to surprise me throughout their series of books is well worth anyone's time!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

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  14. My favorite romance book is "Remembrance" by Jude Deveraux, I've probably read it at least 5 times!

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  15. I have so many!! Here are a few: Highland Pleasures series by Jennifer Ahley, Boscastle series by Jillian Hunter, McCabe Trilogy by Maya Banks, The Burgundy Club series by Miranda Neville, Georgian series by Sylvia Day, The Blackshear Family series by Cecelia Grant, The Seducer series by Madeline Hunter.....

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  16. Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series - I like the paranormal romance especially Acheron!

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