Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Giveaway: Share the Love!

Welcome to another month of Share the Love!

This months book is from a series that I absolutely love. I'm pretty sure you've seen me talking about book 1 in some way shape or form. It was my book of 2010 and this year we were blessed with book 2 from this outstanding author. I loved book 2 just as much as book 1 and this is the book that I want to share with someone!

The Renfield Syndrome 
by JA Saare!
Vampires, and werewolves, and demons, oh my.

Rhiannon thought facing off against a deranged child vampire was the most dangerous task she would ever have to undertake, but she’s about to discover making a deal with a demon is far, far worse. Sent forward into another reality, one in which vampires are now dominating nearly extinct humans, she realizes the sooner she returns to her vampire lover, Disco, the better.

Unfortunately, time changes a lot of things; including those most trusted around her. When she’s faced with a loss and betrayal unlike any she has ever known, her focus shifts from severing the debt between the demon that wants to kill her, to exacting a revenge that will bring forth consequences she never could have fathomed. By reaching out to the darkness lingering within her, she’ll find the strength to push forward despite the circumstances that would see her dead and buried.

After all, when it’s all said and done, all that she has left to lose is her soul.

Now keep this in mind before you enter, it's extremely important for you to have read book 1 in the series Dead, Undead, or Somewhere In Between in order to read The Renfield Syndrome. Events happen in book 1 that relate to book 2 and it's important to get the full picture of what's happening.

Please follow the instructions below to enter giveaway:
  • You MUST be a follower of my blog, Hanging With Bells.
  • This contest is open to everyone! If you are an international winner, I can only offer a Kindle copy.  US winner can choose between an Kindle or paperback copy.  
  • You MUST answer the following question:  Have you ever read a book in which the 2nd book in the series was just as good as the first?  It doesn't happen that often and I can tell you that The Renfield Syndrome is one of those books! 
Please include your email in your comment so I can contact you if you win!  Giveaway ends 9/21/11 at 6 PM EST.  Winner will be chosen using random.org and winner will be announced the same day on the blog.  Good luck!

Make sure you check out 
The Renfield Syndrome's Virtual Journey with KLB!  
It starts today and it's until October 3rd!


Click on the pic above to be taken to KLB's blog
to find out more info on the journey.  There are going to be giveaways throughout the journey as well! 


  1. Yes! I just finished reading this novel a few days ago. It is definitely one of those series where the second book was just the same or better then the first. I loved this series with a passion,& I'm a little disappointed not many people have read it. I'm addicted to the series. It's that good!

    I have a kindle copy but this book is a keeper I would love to win a paperback copy. Thanks for the giveaway.


  2. Hi Bells! I love that you are doing a Kindle book also!I have read a few series that Books 2 and after are just as good or better. Susan Elizabeth Phillips Chicago Stars Series is a good example for me.
    Have I told you recently that I adore you and your blog and really appreciate all the hard work that you do?
    andrea_desherbinin at yahoo dot com

  3. Oh I need me a paper copy! :D Great giveaway this month.

    I've read series where the second book is just as good as the first book. :) I have to say Caronlyn Cranes series has been a wonderful series to add to the list.

    I think some authors are very aware of the second book sometimes not living up to the first so they are trying hard to keep us on our toes. :)

    Thank you!


  4. Yes I read Jennifer Estep's second book in her Gin Blanco series and it was great! tWarner419@aol.com

  5. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. Yes I have read a second book in a series that was as good as the first book. I would have to say Shiver and Linger were both good. Tore923@aol.com

  6. Hi Bells,

    I just got through reading the first two books in Thea Harrison's new series, Dragon Bound and Storm's Heart, and loved them both. Fabulous world building and compelling characters that kept me entranced.

    Would love a chance to read the Renfield Syndrome on my Kindle.

    cathy m
    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  7. I have the perfect 2fer in my hands... Ellery Adams series (Books on the Bay Mystery) opened with "A Killer Plot" and followed it up big time with "A Deadly Cliche". So YEAH it's not only possible, but being done.

    If I win I would like the Paperback version since I don't have an e-reader of any flavor.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! I agree with all the previous posts and wan to add Ann Aguirre's Sirantha Jax series, Seanan McGuire's Toby Daye series and Mira Grant's Newsflesh series. These series are past book 2 but these are series I'd recommend to everyone!

    GFC ~ erin

  10. It's true that it's hard to find a second book that is just as good as the first. One book that comes to mind is Sonya Bateman's Master of Apprentice. Its the second book in the series and I enjoyed it more then book one Master of None. Love when the series keeps getting better and better.

    I have not started this series, but I plan on it soon. I've heard nothing but great things on these stories. I do follow and thanks for the giveway!


  11. I think LKH's Anita Blake series book two was better than book one. I think Anita's character became more in book two and to me it was definitely more exciting :) I have really been wanting to read The Renfield Syndrome and it has been on my wishlist for a while. Thank you so much for sharing with us today and for the wonderful giveaway opportunity. I am a long time follower cause I like to have fun and we get to do that here:)


  12. I've already read this book (duh, lol) but I'd still love to have this book in paperback, since I have the original version and the updated version of Dead on my bookshelf. I needs the Precious!!

    For me, most of Nora Roberts' trilogies get better as they go on. My favorite book that she's written is Valley of Silence. It's actually the 3rd book in the trilogy so that might be cheating (but I did like the 2nd book better than the first so that does count for something... I just LOVED the 3rd so much it's like an obsession) but the vampire in the story is high on my book boyfriend list.

  13. Oh yeah, you're my PIC so you have my email addy, but to make it all official like...

    MamaKitty (at) mamakittyreviews (dot) com

  14. I'm a gfc follower.
    I've actually had the opposite experience- I've found I like a lot more second novels in series than the first. One big one was Kim Harrison's Hollows/Rachel Morgan series. I wasn't a big fan of the first one at all, but my friend had given me the first two so I decided to give it another chance. Now it's one of my favorite series.


  15. Oh man I think that every Kate Daniels, Night Huntress and Allie Beckstrom books are as good if not better than the first. I love how characters develop over the course of a series.

    terilahck at yahoo dot com

  16. Yes, I have read some book series that have second books as good as, or even better than, the first book. One that comes to mind is the Night Huntress series because I loved reading more about Cat and Bones and couldn't wait to see them back together.


  17. I have read a second book in a series where it was just as good, if not better. In the BDB series I loved Zsadist's story in Lover Awakened (#3). In the Fever series the second book (Bloodfever) was better than the first.

    GFC follower: Na
    Cambonified {at} yahoo {dot} com

  18. I don't think, that I've ever read a series where the second book was as good as the first. I've read some third and fourth books that were as good, but usually the second just has a fall off.
    GFC follower

  19. Yes...I thank Rhage's Book was just a good as wrath's loved them both (JR WARD BDB) and Panela Clare's I-Team book will i loved the first with Reece But Julian (the Second) was just WOW!!

    GFC Follower seachele71