SUMMER READS BLOG HOP - Dani Harper's Giveaway

First of all, huge thanks to Herding Cats and Burning Soup for hosting this awesome summer hop!

Summer and reading go together as naturally as baseball and hotdogs or movies and popcorn!

Where do you do your summer reading? When I was a kid, I liked to spend my reading time in trees or on the roof! Hammocks are glorious things, but so are recliners in front of the fan when the temperature climbs too high to venture outside....

What's on your summer reading list? 

FINISHED!
FINISHED!
I always have a horror book on the go in the hot weather -- not sure exactly why. My hubby suggested it's because it's easier to handle the scary stuff when there's plenty of daylight! He may have a point....

Anyway, my 2014 summer horror read was
THE STRAIN by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan.
"Was", because I already finished devouring it!
Vampires are scary again, and I absolutely LOVED this book! I was so impressed with so many things in this story, it's impossible to list them all. Gave it 5 stars on Goodreads. (Click here for my review of The Strain)

I've enjoyed science fiction my entire life, and I have one on my summer list of must-reads:  BONESHAKER by Cherie Priest (steampunk, zombies and alternate history -- what a great combo!)  Not only am I hearing great things about this series, but I'm really interested in writing a Steampunk story myself. (What do you think?) Started reading Boneshaker on July 3rd, and so far, I'm captivated!

Of course there's urban fantasy and paranormal romance on my list! PNR is the genre I currently write in, although I hope to move over to UF one day soon. Meanwhile, I have a couple of series to finish reading:

REDEMPTION - Book 4 of the Alchemy Series by Donna Augustine. The first three books have been TERRIFIC and I'm dying to read the last installment. (Plus, the sooner I finish this one, the sooner I can start her brand new KARMA series. 
Already have the first ebook loaded!)

And finally, I'm going to read THE KING by J.R. Ward. I've waited this long partly because I just can't bear to see the Black Dagger Brotherhood series come to an end. I already have it loaded onto my Kindle, but I'm looking forward to getting the paperback when it comes out in late August -- I want a copy to go on the shelf with the rest of my collection. (Have I ever mentioned that I really HATE hardcover books? They look nice, but they're awkward and heavy for reading.)


I'd have a lot more books on my list, but I need extra time to write this summer. Gotta hand in Book 3 of the Grim Series*, STORM WARNED to my editor soon! 
If you haven't gotten a chance yet, I hope you'll check out Books 1 and 2, STORM WARRIOR, and STORM BOUND.

*The Grim Series is bringing Celtic mythology and hot heroes - plus even hotter faeries - into modern-day America!

Meanwhile, be sure to enter my Rafflecopter giveaway.
You could win Kindle Ebooks of Storm Warrior and Storm Bound
PLUS your choice of one of the four books 
on my list above in Kindle Ebook form*! 
THREE ebooks in total. (Already own mine? We can talk...)
Prize will be sent via Amazon.

Giveaway is USA/Canada only this time, folks. 
*Note - For fans who do not have Kindles, there are a variety of free Kindle reading apps 
that can be downloaded to various devices such as iPad, computer or smart phone. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

ALSO check out the GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY below for the Summer Reads Blog Hop!


Over 70 authors participating in this great Hop - 
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42 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining in on the hop Dani! I go for wintery books in the Summer. I'm so a chicken over scary books so no horror for me ;)

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  2. The book I am reading this summer is The Promise by Robyn Carr.

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  3. Right now I am reading Don't Breath a Word by Jennifer McMahon.

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  4. I'm reading the Darkness series by Stacey Marie Brown :)

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  5. I'm currently glomming the Psy/Changeling series by Nalini Singh :) Thanks for the fun giveway!

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  6. Name a book you're reading this summer! Fashionably Dead by Robyn Peterman. Thank you for the chance.

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  7. I too have J R Ward's book on my To Be Read list and plan on reading The Strain before much longer. I can't wait to read your Grim Series as well. It looks like a great series. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  8. I'm reading a Diane Chamberlain book!

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  9. I have a whole stack to get through this summer, just finished Karma and it was lots of fun. I am looking forward to diving into Sidekick by Auralee Wallace, Maplecroft (The Borden Dispatches #1) by Cherie Priest, and The Hot Zone (Rainshadow #3) by Jayne Castle just to name a few. Thank you for the fun hop. I am looking forward to reading your thoughts on The Boneshaker, it has been on my wishlist for a while now :)

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  10. Right now, I'm reading Dangerous by Amanda Quick.

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  11. one more chance by Abbi Glines

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  12. I just finished The Dopper Affect...yes, Affect, not Effect. It was a very interesting and quite strange book about a hidden race of dopplegangers plotting to take over mankind. Quite original. I've also started about 15 other books, but I'm planning to read The Girl with all the Gifts, and Kathy Reichs newest books. I just received a review colony of Survival Colony 9, though and it's whispering to me...

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  13. Sharon ShearouseJuly 18, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Right now I'm reading Suzanna Gregory - A Summer of Discontent. Historical mysteries. :)

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  14. I just finished the Indigo Lounge Series by Zara Cox and am now starting the Salon Games Series by Stephanie Julian.

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  15. Right now Im getting read to start the Parker Sibling Series by Leigh Ann Lunsford.

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  16. Currently reading Fixed on You by Laurelin Paige =)

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  17. I'm reading The Goblin Emperor. I love it!

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  18. This summer I am looking forward to reading The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  19. I read Written In My Own Heart's Blood - it was a 45 hour audio book - a commitment! I got a lot of work done with it.

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  20. right now reading Bad Adttitude by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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  21. I am reading right now is Bone Seeker by Brynn Chapman.

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  22. Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews and Cast in Flame by Michelle Sagara are at the top of my Summer TBR this year!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  23. The Marriage Minded Lord. It is a good read.

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  24. Currently, I am reading The Stepmother.

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  25. Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  26. I plan on reading the last Lux novel! <3

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  27. What a fun hop, Dani! Best wishes! :)

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  28. I just finished If I Stay and I am about to start the sequel, Where She Went.

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  29. I just finished Until We Touch by Susan Mallery. Haven't decided what I'm going to read next though.

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  31. i am reading the Coletti Warlords series by Gail Koger. right now i am reading Vexing Voss and just about to start Reality Bites.

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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  32. So many in my TBR but I really want to tackle the box sets Masters of Seduction and Scandalous Summer Nights by Various Authors. Crossing my fingers I get to finish them and then some!! Right now I'm reading the Shadow Walker series by Cynthia Luhrs.

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  33. I'm currently reading City of Heavenly Fire and I will read when it comes out, Silver Shadows.

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  34. I'm reading Face Off, a compilation of short stories with each story featuring the main characters from two writers' series written by those two writers.

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  35. I agree that Donna Augustine's series is great! So far this summer I have read fewer books with real life getting in the way of free and enjoyable time but I just finished Lynne St. James Embracing Her Desires, book #1 in the Amanchara series by JK Publishing and am into book #2 right away. Totally enjoying it. Also loved the second book in the Dragons of Dragonose series by Alice Brown and Lady V (also by JK) and am SUPER excited #3 comes out in Sept right at my birthday.

    Good night Dani :-)

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  36. I am reading Bear's Mate. I have a lot of ebooks that I haven't read but will. I will read The Will by Kristen Ashley, Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley, Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti, Tamed by Rebecca Zanetti, and Tempting The Bodyguard by J. Lynn.

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  37. I will be reading Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews next week. I am counting down the days...LOL

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  38. I am reading The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley.

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  39. Just started the Book of Life. Been so eager for it and so far loving it.

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Love your comments and read every one of them! Thanks for taking the time to write!