Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Giveaway: It's Time to Share the Love!!

I have a monthly giveaway here at Hanging with Bells! Each month I am going to give away a copy of a book that I am absolutely in love with. I believe that sharing is important and this is something that I have wanted to do for a long time. So, once a month I will be giving away one book to a lucky follower of my blog. I'm going to call this monthly contest: Share the Love! It's the 13th of the month so that means it's time for me to pick another book that I loved that I want to share with someone!

This month I'm celebrating because I've reached and will reach a couple of milestones on my blog. The first is that I've reached 200 followers! The 2nd is that I will have reached my 100th blog post shortly. So, to celebrate these wonderful milestones and to show my appreciation to you, my wonderful followers, I am giving away 2 books that I love this month!!!

The books that I am giving away this month are very special and unique. What I like about them is they me think about them after I was done reading them. The main characters in the book are not ordinary heroes. In fact, some people might consider them scum, but you can't help but care about them and what they do in the book. I'm giving away the first 2 books in this series. The books are:

Unholy Ghosts & Unholy Magic by Stacia Kane!

Unholy Ghosts


The world is not the way it was. The dead have risen and constantly attack the living. The powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased. Consequently, there are many false claims of hauntings from those hoping to profit. Enter Chess Putnam, a fully-tattooed witch and freewheeling Debunker and ghost hunter. She’s got a real talent for nailing the human liars or banishing the wicked dead. But she’s keeping a dark secret from the Church: a little drug problem that’s landed her in hot and dangerous water.
Chess owes a murderous drug lord named Bump a lot of money. And Bump wants immediate payback. All Chess has to do is dispatch a very nasty species of undead from an old airport. But the job involves black magic, human sacrifice, a nefarious demonic creature, and crossing swords with enough wicked energy to wipe out a city of souls. Toss in lust with a rival gang leader and a dangerous attraction to Bump’s ruthless enforcer, and Chess begins to wonder if the rush is really worth it. Hell, yeah.

(excerpt taken from author's website)

Unholy Magic


For Chess Putnam, finding herself near-fatally poisoned by a con psychic and then stopping a murderous ghost is just another day on the job. As an agent of the Church of Real Truth, Chess must expose those looking to profit from the world’s unpleasant little poltergeist problem—humans filing false claims of hauntings—all while staving off any undead who really are looking for a kill. But Chess has been extra busy these days, coping with a new “celebrity” assignment while trying on her own time to help some desperate prostitutes.

Someone’s taking out the hookers of Downside in the most gruesome way, and Chess is sure the rumors that it’s the work of a ghost are way off base. But proving herself right means walking in the path of a maniac, not to mention standing between the two men in her life just as they—along with their ruthless employers—are moving closer to a catastrophic showdown. Someone is dealing in murder, sex, and the supernatural, and once again Chess finds herself right in the crossfire.

(excerpt taken from author's website)

These are great books folks and one lucky follower is going to win both of them to read! I know have Terrible Fever and you will have it too once you read these books. What is Terrible Fever you say? It's the love I feel for one of the main characters in the book. Yes Terrible is my newest book boyfriend! (see list on the left)

First the rules of the giveaway:

  • This contest is open to everyone! Books will be ordered thru Book Depository so if they deliver to you, you will get it!
  • You must be 18 or older to enter.
  • You must be a follower of my blog, Hanging with Bells!
  • You MUST leave a comment by answering the following question: What is your favorite series? Or if you have more than one, list your favorites.
  • Include your email so I can contact you when you win!
The contest will be open for one week and will end on July 20, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. I will then use random.org to select a winner. Winner will be posted on the blog the following day. Please don't enter if you already read or own the books. I would love for someone who has not read the books yet to win it. Greatly appreciated.

Good luck!



  1. What is your favorite series?
    Holy crap, I don't know. What an insane questions!! It is either... Demonica, Cat & Bones, JR Ward's Brotherhood... or Sookie Stackhouse. Or maybe Anita BLAKE!? BELINDA! How could you do this to me, I'm so torn. haha

  2. RRR/Julia/Wife I'm sorry that I tortured you with that question. That's why I said you can list more than one! It's not that hard! Why must you be so difficult! Get in that kitchen and cook my breakfast woman!

  3. That's tough, hmm.

    How about I name three? I love the Mercy Thompson series. The BDB. The Immortals After Dark series. ;-)

  4. It's a hard pick but I'm going with Keri Arthur's Riley Jensen series! tWarner419@aol.com

  5. What is your favorite series? Wow...it would be Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake Series, Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward!! I have many others but those would be in the top!


  6. I have way too many favorite series, so I'll only name a few. BDB by J.R. Ward, In Death by JD Robb,and Demonica series by Larissa Ione.

  7. My favorite series huh? I'd have to go with BDB series by J.R. Ward. Love those brothers!

  8. It would be so hard to pick just one. Each time I list my favorite series they order changes! Usually at the top of the list is J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. It was my first and will always hold a special place on my bookshelf :-)

    I'm a follower

    Stephanie G

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  10. Favorite Series? Umm Fever Series /Karen Marie Moning; Hunter Guild/Nalini Singh; Signs of the Zodiac/Vicki Pettersson; Crimson Moon/L. A. Banks man I could go on...

    drensbspot at gmail dot com

  11. I love Cat and Bones, Mercy, and Riley series. I've been wanting to read Stacia's books for ever!

    -Lisa B.
    angel28140 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

  12. I love:

    The Outlander Sereies by Diana Gabaldon

    The Highlander Series by KMM

    The Mallory series by Johanna Lindsey

    The GOTH series by Tessa Dare

    The Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian

    & I am reading and loving the BDB series by JR Ward

    dyromance at gmail dot com

  13. great giveaway.

    my favorite series? Well I have a few..ok.a lot.some are
    Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frsot
    Riley Jenson series by Keri Arthur
    The Hollows by Kim Harrison
    BDB by JR Ward
    Morganville vampires by Rachel Caine
    Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead


  14. I have a couple of faves. But the one that's at the top of that list is The Fever series by KMM. Behind that is The Guild Hunter series and the Demonica series.


  15. my favorite series is Jeaniene Frost's Cat and bones series but I love Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series and Marta Acosta's Casa Dracula series too!


  16. Yeah! I so want to read these books! I have alot a fav series including the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs, The Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh, the Hollows series by Kim Harrison.

    Thanks for the contest! darklyreading (at) gmail (d0t) com

  17. There are too many to name them all, but here are a few: Immortals After Dark, Dark-hunters, and Psy/changeling.

  18. Soooo many to choose from, but I am absolutely in love with Richelle Mead's Dark Swan series (even though there have only been 2 so far!) I have never been more upset in finding out I had to wait a long time for a book after finishing a book in a series...still waiting...


  19. Great giveaway. Some of my favorite series are:
    Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters
    Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling
    JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood


  20. This is awesome. I have not read either of those books yet but I have heard tons of good things about them. Fave Series?
    I would have to say for me its:
    The BDB by Jr Ward
    The Dark Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon
    The Fever Series by KMM
    and Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (for a YA touch)

  21. I have quite a few favorite series, including Keri Arthur's Riley Jenson, Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse, Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress and Nicole Peeler's Tempest series.
    I haven't read either book and the more I hear about them, the more I'm dying to read them.


  22. These sound like great books. I have heard many good things about them.

    Some of my favorite series are:
    Otherworld - Kelley Armstrong
    Night Huntress - Jeaniene Frost
    Sookie - Charlaine Harris
    Fever - Karen Marie Moning
    Guild Hunter - Nalini Singh

    Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  23. I would love to read these books! I have been hearing so much about these!!!

    My fav series?

    Mercy Thompson, Shifter series by Rachel Vincent, Anita Blake, and I can't even name them all...

    natasha AT likeminds DOT ca

  24. Gah... I love so many series. My top 5 are probably:

    Kate Daniels, Psy/Changling, Demonica, Lords of the Underworld and Guardians. I'm sure that I'm missing some, but those are the ones that come to mind first. Oh and Midnight Breed! LOL!

  25. BDB NO doubt!!! I consider myself A BLACK DAGGER SISTA... Karen Moning love the fever series!!! p.s love your Blog

  26. I've heard a lot of good stuff about this series but I didn't have a chance to read it.
    My favourite series is The Dark Hunter/Dream Hunter series by S. Kenyon, also The Vampire Academy series by R. Mead

  27. Most def the BDB. BDB4EVA! I'm also a huge fan of the LOTU and also Gena's Alien Huntress series. Lastly, I have to mention Cat and Bones even though I've only gotten thru book one, their passion and love is amazing.
    Great contest Bells...I WANT SO BADLY!

  28. Great contest Bells! I haven't read these but everyone's been raving about them so I can't wait to read.

    My favorite series would have to be the Black Dagger Brotherhood, followed by Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress. LOVE both:)

    email: supernaturalsnark@gmail.com

  29. Porchia- Thanks for the compliment. I'm glad you like me blog! *cheesy grin* And I like that saying "Black Dagger Sista" Yeah, I'm one too. :D

    Mar- *shouts* BDB4EVA!!!!

    Twimom- You're disqualified. You didn't leave your email addy. HAHA!! JUST KIDDING! I crack myself up.

  30. I'm a follower, Bells! I've wanted to read the first book in this series for a while. Thanks for the reviews.

    My favorite series is J.R. Ward's BDB


  31. Thank you for the contest! My favorite series are Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews, Rachel Morgan by Kim Harrison. I just stated the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward and that is quickly becoming a favorite.


  32. This is a great giveaway - I've been hearing a lot about the series and have been thinking maybe it's time to give these books a try :)

    My fave series: Rachel Vincent's Shifter series and Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series, of course Ilona Andrew's Magic series and Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series too.

    I'm a follower :)
    bookaddictpatti at cox dot net

  33. I think I probably have too many to name, but here are a few:

    Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs
    Love at Stake by Kerrelyn Sparks
    The Silver Dragons by Katie MacAlister
    Merry Gentry by Laurell K. Hamilton
    Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris

    and for YA:
    Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr

    Thanks so much for this contest, I've really been wanting to read these books!

  34. my favourite series are the twilight saga by stephenie meyer, p.c.cast's house of night series and stacia kane's megan chase series, there are probably more but i've had a very stressful afternoon and can't think straight at the minute! thanks for a great giveaway, i can't wait to read this new series from the amazing stacia kane.


  35. I am a follower. My favorite series is Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  36. Favorite series are hard to pick ... so off the top of my head, we'll go with

    GhostWalkers by Feehan
    In Death by JD Robb
    Dark Hunters
    Night Huntress by Frost

    Stacia Kane is definitely on my wishlists!!
    EllisRR AT hotmail DOT com

  37. I'd love to enter! I'm a follower. Here's my list:

    The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
    Wicked Lovely Series by Melissa Marr
    Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa
    Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs
    The Morganville Vampires Series by Rachel Caine

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  38. PLease count me in =)
    I am really excited about those books and would love a chance to read them.

    Favorite series, when I have many but most are YA so I'll go with The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost. I LOVE those books!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I am a follower


  39. My favourite series is The Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong and the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. Though I feel a new favourite coming: The Disillusionist series by CArolyn Crane, Mind GAmes was mind blowing!!

    I love them because the authors' writing style flows naturally, the story is engaging and original, and because of the humour! It really spices up the books!

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway, I have heard amazing things about this series!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  40. I love The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan!

  41. Some of my favorite series are: the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost, the Shifter's series by Rachel Vincent, the Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn, Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong, the Zodiac series by Vicki Pettersson, the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward, the In Death series by J.D. Robb, the Dark Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon, the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs, and the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning.


  42. I would love to Follow you but for some reason un know to me the Google Contect Button is not showing it self for I can bush it.


  43. - A follower

    - What is your favorite series?
    ; * Harry potter
    * WVMP series by Jeri Smith-Ready
    * Demonica Series

    And I would really like to read Stacy's books, coz i haven't read any of them !!

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  44. grrrr...this is a tough question - comes from reading too much! :) i love the cassie palmer series (karen chance), the parasol series (gail carriger), the hollows (kim harrison), and if i don't leave off soon i could be here all day...

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

    i am a follower

  45. Hmm... one of my favourites is probably the Hunger Games series... or maybe I shouldn't answer that before I've read Mockingjay so I can find out how it ends. ;)

    Nice giveaway, difficult question!! :)

    Email: kiwibooklover at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. As of right now, the Hunger Games is my favorite series even though I'm waiting for book 2 in the mail. I can't express how much I loved the first book!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  47. I like several series but the ones I reread again and again are my childhood favourites Narnia and Harry Potter.

    Great giveaway!

  48. My favorite series right now is probably the Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews. Although Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series and Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series are not too far behind!

  49. My favorite series are The Dresden Files and Sign of the Zodiac.


  50. My favourite series are:
    Harry Potter and Vampire Academy


  51. I love Kim Harrison's Hollows series, and Angie Fox's Demon Slayer series.

    I haven't read these books yet, but they are high on my list.


  52. Q: What is your favorite series? Or if you have more than one, list your favorites.

    A: My favourites are Jim Butcher's Dresden Files! Can't get enough of Harry Dresden! Another favourite is the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews! Specially now that Kate and Curran are together!! Then there is Karen Chance's Cassandra Palmer series. With the ever nice and powerful master vampire Mircea! The Psy-changeling series by the ever wonderful Nalini Singh. Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward. Dark Hunter serieses by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I can go on and on and on... but I think I better stop here :)

    Re-posted your contest at: http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2010/07/win-unholy-magic-unholy-ghosts-at.html

    Cherry Mischievous
    mischivus101-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

  53. Oh, no! I can't pick favorites. : )
    I love the Kitty series by Carrie Vaughn. And Allie Beckstrom by Devon Monk... and, of course, The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger. : ) Then, for YA, there's Narnia (who doesn't love that? lol) & Airhead by Meg Cabot and then I've got high hopes for the following 2 books after Maze Runner by James Dashner. ... I love books. : )

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

  54. My favourite series so far are The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.


  55. My favorite series is Harry POtter.


  56. I follow.....dor
    I love just about everything I read..from A-B
    Dark Hunters is one but I recently read Beautiful Creatures and looking forward to the next one.
    Thanks by the way.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

    Would love to subscribe by email.

  57. I have just come across your blog and have joined as a Follower.

    My favourite series at the moment is probably the Sookie Stackhouse series. I only started reading them recently and am enjoying them.

    Thanks for opening the giveaway to worldwide entries.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  58. I so want to read the book!

    My favorite for now will be the Vampire Academy Series, Vampire Diaries and Harry Potter!

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

    thanks so much!

  59. I've heard such great things about this series!

    My favorite series is, hands down, the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Love me some highland hotties!

    I'm a follower via Google Reader


  60. My favorite series is Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse and Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series.



  61. Can't follow you for some reason. My security software is blocking your Follower widget. Weird. I'll see if I can find a way around that.

    My favorite series? Too many to mention but top of the list right now are:

    Jeaniene Frost (Cat/Bones and the new spinoff one as well)
    Jessica Anderson's Final Prophecy series (Love love love Mayan mythos)
    Angie Fox's Accidental Demonslayer
    Then there's this weird chick..Stacy? Staci? I can't remember. GRIN

    readings AT tarotbyarwen DOT com

  62. ummm.........
    some of my favorite series are
    the blackdagger brotherhood series by JR ward
    the Dark-hunter series by sherrilyn kenyon
    and The Immortals after dark series by Kresley cole

  63. Ive heard some good things about these books! I would love to read them.
    My favorite series are probably the Fever Series, Black Dagger Brotherhood, Night Huntress, and Vampire Academy. I cant pick just one!