End of the year Signed Giveaway! 4 signed books + 5 non signed books!

I love end of the year posts with lists of favorite books and all of that – so I will be doing one of those next week because I just can’t resist! But this post is not that. Earlier this year I was lucky enough to go to Chicago and go to an incredibly fun book event at a Library with a bunch of really amazing authors. I went specifically because Amy Jo Cousins, Julie James, and Sonali Dev were going to be there and those are three authors I adore. But I was really thrilled to get to see Lori Handeland, Kate Meader,  Julie Ann Walker and more. They had fun panels and overall it was a great day for me since there are not these kinds of things near me in Ohio. The best part about it was getting to talk to the authors one on one. All 3 authors I went to see were incredibly nice and willing to talk to me more than just for about 5 seconds which is how the previous signings I’d gone to had been.

These are the pictures from that day – from L to R – Amy Jo Cousins, Julie James, Sonali Dev. (And yes I’m wearing a shirt about dragons because I’m a big nerd!) Don’t they all just look ridiculously friendly?

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Anyway, I left there with signed books for me and signed books for the blog! Also I won a few books that I planned to give away on here as well. So here’s the list of what I have to give away:

Signed paperback of Suddenly One Summer by Julie James

Signed paperback of A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev

Signed paperback of Nothing Like Paris by Amy Jo Cousins

Signed paperback of Girl Next Door by Amy Jo Cousins

NOT SIGNED:

The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery

Baby It’s Cold Outside – Christmas Anthology by Jennify Probst, Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, Melody Anne, & Kate Meader

Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

Hell or High Water by Julie Ann Walker

A New Hope by Robyn Carr

 

So if you’re interested in winning these 9 books just comment either on this blog post or comment on the FB page posts by 12/29 at 5 PM Eastern. Giveaway is US only. Winner will be picked by random.org. Good luck!!

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Blog tour & review: Dirty Deeds by Megan Erickson

25158460 Synopsis: Alex Dawn is saying no to men. No to bad relationships, disappointments, and smooth-talkers. Focusing on her family and her job at Payton and Sons Automotive keeps her mind occupied and her heart content. She doesn’t really miss a man’s touch, until one night, one shows up with the body of a god and a voice from her dirtiest dreams.

L.M. Spencer is only in Tory, Maryland, to scope out the town as a possible site for one of his company’s hotels. The British businessman didn’t expect his car to break down or to find the hottest little American he’s ever seen holding a tire iron, piercing him with bright blue eyes.

They agree to one hot night, one dirty deed to burn out the chemistry between them. But from their first kiss, Alex can’t stop saying yes to this man. And when Spencer’s company threatens everything she cares about, they must make the choice to stand together or apart.

I’m a fan of Megan Erickson’s books, having started with her Bowler University series and then moved onto her In Focus books – both of which I highly recommend. I really enjoyed her New Adult books and the In Focus books are m/m books, both of which deal with some very real issues but also mix in romance which is clearly important. Her Mechanics of Love series is a spin off of the Bowler University series, which I always love because when I spot a side character I find interesting I absolutely love when they get a whole book to themselves. A whole series spun off is ever better.

The heroine in Dirty Deeds, Alex, is the kind of heroine I’m always going on about loving. She’s strong and independent and pretty much thinks she needs no one. Except her friends who are like her family at this point. The guys at Payton and Sons Automotive have become her family as well. I enjoyed seeing that dynamic between all of them. While Alex thinks of herself as this fiercely strong woman – and she is – she has an incredibly vulnerable side that comes from bad relationships in the past. So to see her be surrounded by familial love and watch her realize that is one of my favorite things about this book.

Then of course there’s the romance which is the main focus of the book. Spencer and Alex have some major chemistry here and the banter between them as well as the fire – both negative and positive – brings a lot to this book. Their relationship is fun to watch develop from a one night stand to more. They’re both pretty complicated people, which in my opinion always makes a better and more interested book to read. When characters aren’t complicated they read as flat to me.

This also has a dual POV and Erickson pulls it off well. I liked being able to hear both of their thoughts throughout. Without both POVs I don’t know that I would have enjoyed this as much. I’d recommend this one and the previous books in the series as well.

4 Stars

This one releases 12/8

~Melinda

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About MEGAN ERICKSON
Megan Erickson grew up in a family that averages 5’5” on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf.

She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.

Praise for MEGAN ERICKSON
“A super sweet, extra sexy second chance romance that will have you laughing out loud and needing a minute to cool off. Dirty Thoughts is right!”
— Jay Crownover, New York Times bestselling author

“Megan Erickson ratchets up the romance and sizzle in her sexy new series. The Mechanics of Love will rev readers’ hearts.”
— Jennifer Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

“Megan Erickson writes hot, hot, HOT stories packed with emotion and humor. You’re going to want to read everything she’s ever written!”
— Sophie Jordan, USA Today bestselling author

Where to buy DIRTY DEEDS
HarperCollins: http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062407771/dirty-deeds
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Deeds-Mechanics-Love-Novel-ebook/dp/B00US2K4TC
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dirty-deeds-megan-erickson/1122599629
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dirty-deeds/id977352380
Google Play: https://books.google.com/books/about/Dirty_Deeds.html?id=N-1eBwAAQBAJ

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